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How the kids got smooth: the rise of schmaltzcore

A strange thing is happening: hundreds of teenagers are bouncing up and down to the sounds of their favourite new musician at north London venue …

Orange County

Faster genome evolution methods to transform yeast

Scientists have created a new way of speeding up the genome evolution of baker's yeast <i>Saccharomyces cerevisiae</i>, the same yeast we use for bread and …

Innovation

Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?

Six months ago, Melissa Nichols brought her baby girl, Arlo, home from the hospital. And she immediately had a secret.<p>"I just felt guilty and like I didn't want to tell anyone," says Nichols, who lives in San Francisco. "It feels like you're a bad mom. The mom guilt starts early, I guess."<p>Across …

Pregnancy

Being Stressed Out Wrecks Your Ability to Plan Ahead

It's called stress-induced ego depletion.<p>It’s the end of the week, and you are both mentally and physically exhausted. Your boss has “asked” you to work overtime on the weekend and your colleagues are shirking on their duties, only for you to come home to a nagging partner who is resentful of your …

Psychology

Carved idol from the Urals shatters expert views on birth of ritual art

Studies date Shigir Idol to 11,500 years ago – and cast new light on hunter-gatherers at the end of the ice age<p>On 24 January 1894, gold prospectors were digging in the Shigir peat bog, north of the town of Yekaterinburg in the Ural mountains, when they uncovered a strange collection of carved …

Archaeology

Microbial networking in cancer: when two toxins collide

Editorial<p>Sarah Tomkovich &<br>• Christian Jobin<p>Abstract<p>A recent study by Dejea et al. has demonstrated that two enterotoxigenic bacteria frequently …

Microbiology

Bacterial encapsulins as orthogonal compartments for mammalian cell engineering

Altmetric: 3<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Felix Sigmund,<br>• Christoph Massner,<br>• Philipp Erdmann,<br>• Anja Stelzl,<br>• Hannes Rolbieski,<br>• Mitul Desai,<br>• Sarah Bricault,<br>• Tobias P. …

Google Scholar

Being Socially Isolated for Long Periods of Time Reshapes Brain Chemistry

But the pain of loneliness may have a remedy.<p>Being lonely sucks. Sure, we all need our alone time now and then, but scientists have repeatedly found …

Neuroscience

Trump and Obama both ignored Gaza — at great cost

The extremist group Hamas wants to fill the void in Palestinian leadership. US abandonment of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has furthered its goal.<p>President Trump’s attitude and policies toward Israel differ in many respects from President Obama’s — the opening of the US embassy in …

Israel

'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces The 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

Author Michael Pollan had always been curious about psychoactive plants, but his interest skyrocketed when he heard about a research study in which people with terminal cancer were given a psychedelic called psilocybin — the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms" — to help them deal with their …

Time Travel

Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice

Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for centuries in Greenland’s ice sheet.<p>On March 15, some time ago, several dozen famous politicians—sturdy men, duly elected senators who claimed to …

Ancient History

Identical Twins Reveal How Environments Change Gene Expression

Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.<p>Identical twins Monica and Erika Hoffman stand barefoot, side-by-side near a sign that reads “Twin Studies Center” at California State University at Fullerton. Their glasses removed, …

Genetics

How Quitting Weed Changed My Life

Following reports that a third of weed smokers have tried and failed to quit, we spoke to four former stoners about how their lives improved when they did.<p>For many people, weed is a godsend. It can help them numb pain, manage mental health issues, inspire creativity or just aid them in their …

Mental Health

Is the United States Too Big to Govern?

Last month the Pew Research Center released a poll showing that Americans are losing faith in their system of government. Only one-fifth of adults surveyed believe democracy is working “very well” in the United States, while two-thirds say “significant changes” are needed to governmental “design …

Political Science

Ground Zero of Amphibian 'Apocalypse' Finally Found

An ancient skin-eating fungus is killing off hundreds of species—and the Korean War may have helped spread it.<p>Many of the world's amphibians are staring down an existential threat: an ancient skin-eating fungus that can wipe out entire forests' worth of frogs in a flash.<p>This ecological …

Imperial College London

What Is Consciousness?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Christof Koch<p>Christof Koch is chief scientist and …

Consciousness

The Last Days of the Blue-Blood Harvest

Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.<p>Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in …

Eli Lilly

Combat High – A Brief But Sobering History of Drug Use in Wartime

“Drugs and warfare have always gone hand in hand – from Homeric warriors drinking wine and taking opium to Wehrmacht troops popping …

Military History

Fasting For Just 24 Hours Boosts The Regeneration of Stem Cells, Study Finds

This study could even lead to 'fasting' in a pill.<p>For decades, numerous studies have shown that strict, low-calorie-intake diets could be the key to …

Stem Cells

Psychedelic drugs appear to fundamentally reorganize the brain — and they're starting to turn into approved treatments

Like a May shower, the studies on psychedelic drugs' potential therapeutic benefits came — first as a sprinkle, then a steady downpour. Between 2012 and 2017, the papers abounded. One, published in 2016, suggested that magic mushrooms might alleviate anxiety in cancer patients; another in 2017 …

Depression

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs

Looking back, there were two kinds of people who lived in America in 2016: people who believed Donald Trump, and people who believed data.<p>Trump claimed on the campaign trail that globalization had destroyed US manufacturing—and in the process, the American economy—by letting China and other …

Economics

Wonder what Michelle Wolf said to make everyone so mad? Read it here.

“What would I do without Megyn Kelly? Probably be more proud of women.”<p>Michelle Wolf’s monologue at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday has stirred up an unexpected amount of controversy. The former <i>Daily Show</i> correspondent and host of the upcoming Netflix show <i>The Break</i> took a number …

Donald Trump

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

Universe

Comedian Faces Criticism After Controversial Remarks At D.C. Gala

<b>Updated on Monday at 12:09 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump's absence for the second year in a row from the annual White House Correspondents' dinner may end up being the least controversial thing about Saturday night's gathering of the White House press corps.<p>Chatter online among journalists and some in the …

Donald Trump

Incredibly detailed embryo maps chart each cell’s developmental fate

NEWS<p>The path to a mature organism is much more dynamic than previously thought.<p>Heidi Ledford<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub Med<br>• Nature.com<br>• Google …

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Physics

What Happens When Your Bomb-Defusing Robot Becomes a Weapon

Treating a technology as a “platform” has consequences.<p>Micah Xavier Johnson spent the last day of his life in a standoff, holed up in a Dallas community-college building. By that point, he had already shot 16 people. Negotiators were called in, but it was 2:30 in the morning and the police chief …

Robotics

Incel, the misogynist ideology that inspired the deadly Toronto attack, explained

Alek Minassian, the man who killed 10 people by driving a van down a busy street in Toronto on Monday, is a terrorist.<p>We know this because he told us so. On Tuesday afternoon, Facebook confirmed the authenticity of a post in his name, in which he pledged allegiance to something called the “Incel …

Feminism

Extremely Metal Ant Species Uses Medieval Torture Rack on Its Enemies

Unsuspecting victims are "spreadeagled" and "carved up."<p>There’s a brutal scene at the end of <i>Braveheart</i> where a jacked-up Mel Gibson meets his painful …