Jillian W Hosley

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Ebola: How easily do germs spread on planes?

The Ebola outbreak is stoking fears of a deadly virus spreading across the world through air travel. We talked to experts to discover the risks of catching the disease mid-flight.<p>Are plane cabins hotbeds of disease? Frequent flyers are often on guard against sneezing or coughing co-passengers, in …

Leaves In Chernobyl Area Are Decaying Unusually Slowly

They just linger in a thick layer on the forest floor.<p>Strange to say, fallen logs, leaf litter and other forest debris doesn't decay as quickly around Chernobyl's most affected areas as it does elsewhere, <i>Smithsonian</i> reports. When scientists set out to study the phenomenon, they found that lingering …

Yellowstone National Park

Influenza: How the Great War helped create the greatest pandemic ever known | @GrrlScientist

The Great War helped create the influenza pandemic of 1918, which eventually brought an early end to the Great War<p>I had a little bird,<br>Its name was Enza.<br>I opened the window,<br>And in-flu-enza.

Healing, 'Terminator'-style: Liquid metal could fix severed nerves

It's about time. Medical researchers are borrowing a page from the speculative science and technology of 1991's "Terminator 2" to help repair severed nerves.<p>On Monday, a team at Tsinghua University in Beijing announced the promising use of liquid metal to bridge the gap between the two ends of a …

Embryonic cloning shows promise for treating diabetes

Researchers said they created an embryonic clone of a 32-year-old woman with diabetes, extracted healthy stem cells from the clone, and then changed those cells into fresh ones that produce insulin.<p>The long-term hope would be to transplant new insulin-producing cells back into a patient and treat …

Dwarf Dinosaurs vs. Giant Pterosaurs

Wildlife<p><i>Transylvania, a place most people associate with vampires, creepy castles, and the Carpathians. But not us—we think of giant pterosaurs, the flying reptiles, and dwarfed sauropods, commonly called long-neck dinosaurs. My University of Southampton vertebrate paleontology research group and I</i> …

The Talking Germs: Deciphering Microbial Linguistics and Cognition

Language is a hallmark of higher ordered creatures. Humans have developed a highly complex process involving the organization of thousands of words, each of which comprises a meaning. Yet, we are not alone in the ability to talk to one another. Over the last few decades, researchers have shown …

A circuit board modeled on the human brain

New microchips based on the human brain are 9,000 times faster and use significantly less power than a typical PC.<p>Stanford bioengineers have …

Neuroscience

Celebrate Hubble’s 24th With Giant Galaxies, Dying Stars and Cosmic Chaos

Twenty-four years and two days ago, on a Tuesday morning, the space shuttle <i>Discovery</i> hitched a ride to low Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Aboard the shuttle? NASA’s newest eye in the sky, the Hubble Space Telescope, an instrument capable of peering deep into the cosmos and capturing the …

Mystery of 1918 Pandemic Flu Virus Solved by UA Researchers

Just as the world was recovering from the devastation of World War I, another killer swept across the globe. A deadly flu virus attacked more than …

Smart Slime: Bacteria Taught to Heal Wounds

Goodreads’ growing pains: Attempt to curtail author bullying angers many users

What makes for a proper book review? Reading-based social network Goodreads says reviews that focus on an author’s behavior, rather than a book’s …

20 Ways to Become a Better Writer

Krissy Brady<p>Read full profile<p>Two years ago, if you were to tell me I’d one day be writing for my favorite magazines and finishing my first …

Motivation

24 Easy Ways To Make Money On The Internet

Guest Writer<p>Read full profile<p>So it turns out that the internet is good for more than just porn and video games – you can make money off it too! Think …

Personal Finance

Learn Photoshop and Illustrator Shortcuts with These Cheat Sheets

Keyboard shortcuts are among the best productivity hacks, and Adobe's design programs offer plenty of them. Whether you're just starting to use Adobe …