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A chemistry card game forges bonds

The new strategy-based card game Ion makes a game out of chemistry. It challenges players to group positively and negatively charged ions to form …

Board Games

Hydrogen or batteries for grid storage? A net energy analysis - Energy & Environmental Science (RSC Publishing) DOI:10.1039/C4EE04041D

Open Access Article <br>This Open Access Article is licensed under a<br>Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence<p>DOI: 10.1039/C4EE04041D (Analysis) …

Clean Energy

How to escape: tips and sites for working or volunteering abroad

If you dream of swapping the nine-to-five for more fulfilling work overseas, take a look at these courses and sharing websites that could see you teaching, farming, or looking after a millionaire’s pad, for free<p>Yoga instructors can work all over the world – and the initial training can be done …

Costa Rica

New Light-Activated Nanoparticles Kill Over 90% of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

A new solution in the fight against superbugs.<p>Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem around the world, responsible for some 2 …

Vitamin D Supplements Are Not Effective, And Could Be Dangerous, Studies Find

Don't waste your money.<p><i>This article was written by Tim Spector from King's College London and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>Everyone …

Immune System

Melioidosis - Scientists warn of global spread of little-known, deadly disease

A new study finds that melioidosis, a difficult to diagnose deadly bacterial disease endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia, is likely to …

Public Health

A lethal AI robot will police the Great Barrier Reef for starfish

Climate change, pollution, and unsustainable fishing practices have threatened the world’s largest coral structure but there’s some hope for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. An intelligent robot is ready to protect it.<p>Researchers have developed a robot that seeks out and kills one of the leading …

Great Barrier Reef

New Nanoparticle Fusing Method Could Put Tiny Complex Circuits on Paper

Material scientists are able to fuse together nanoparticles into complex miniature devices, but they currently use high temperatures which can damage …

20 Simple Things You Can Do Daily To Become A Mindful Person

The world we are living in today has taken away our ability to truly appreciate the little things that we should be thankful for. Mindfulness helps …

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …

Google Like A Jedi With 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' App Themes

This is the Android you're looking for<p>Disney is promoting <i>Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens</i> any which way it can. Pre-ticket sales during Monday Night Football, Force Friday for fans of Star Wars mercy and numerous TV spots have those done their part to get everyone excited. Hype levels this …

Virtual Reality

First-ever cyborg roses can change color with the flick of a switch

Scientists at Linköping University in Sweden created the first electronic rose in a lab, they reported Nov. 20 in the journal Science Advances.<p>This technology could create plants that light up to signal what they need, though the researchers admit that's a bit far off.<p>To make their cyborg rose, the …

Fold A Paper Robot With An Arduino Brain

Origami action<p>Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, also shows up in modern science and engineering. By turning a two-dimensional sheet into a 3-D product, as origami artists do, engineers can make more-versatile versions of devices like space mirrors and heart stents. The same techniques can …

Study Suggests Talk Therapy Eases Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Nina R. Schooler, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at SUNY Downstate, about the study she co-authored regarding early treatment of schizophrenia.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>A major new study may change the way the U.S. treats schizophrenia. Until now, the …

The Evacuated Chernobyl Is Now Teeming With Wildlife

Human habitation is more devastating to animals than nuclear fallout<p>On April 26, 1986, reactor four of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, was destroyed by an unexpected surge of power during testing. The explosion was followed by a violent fire that spewed tremendous amounts of …

Gut microbes differ in people with anorexia

People with anorexia nervosa have very different microbial communities living in their guts compared to healthy individuals, report researchers. This …

Anorexia

Listen: Nature Is Quieter Than Ever Before

We're muffling wild voices—from bird songs to wolf howls to insect footsteps, scientist claims.<p>The next time you're out in nature, stop, close your eyes, and listen.<p>That’s what Bernie Krause would like us all to do, before it’s too late to hear the full symphony of the natural world. Founder of the …

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.<p>The drugs – cyclosporine A (also known as CsA) and FK506 (also known as tacrolimus) – are given to transplant recipients to reduce the …

Researchers have found one big reason sleeping is so important to your brain

That's because when you lose out on sleep, you're not giving your brain the opportunity to clean up after a long day of work.<p>Researchers found that while you sleep, the brain flushes out dangerous proteins that it makes during the day.<p>Jeff Iliff, a neuroscientist at Oregon Health & Science …