Michele Weber

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Naomi Klein or Al Gore? Making sense of contrasting views on climate change

Earth is “fucked” and our insatiable growth economy is to blame. So argues Naomi Klein in her intentionally provocative best-seller This Changes …

Climate

Partial Recall

Can neuroscience help us rewrite our most traumatic memories?<p>One morning every spring, for exactly two minutes, Israel comes to a stop. Pedestrians stand in place, drivers pull over to the side of the road, and nobody speaks, sings, eats, or drinks as the nation pays respect to the victims of the …

Explainer: how does the immune system work?

The immune system is critical for protecting against illness-causing organisms, such as viruses, bacteria and fungi, which are collectively known as …

Immunotherapy

The 10 stuff-ups we all make when interpreting research

<i>UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? Understanding what’s being said</i> …

Soon, It Will Cost Less To Sequence A Genome Than To Flush A Toilet — And That Will Change Medicine Forever

And when genomes are that cheap to come by, the information they provide will completely revolutionize medicine as we know it.<p>You'll be able to monitor your health, discover diseases like cancer before they became obvious, and profile your microbiome — all the microorganisms that call your body …

Genetics

Curiosity changes the brain to boost memory and learning

The more curious we are about a topic, the easier it is to remember not only information about that topic, but also other unrelated information shown …

Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles as part of long-running bet

Group of Swedish academics – authors of papers such as Nitric Oxide and Inflammation: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind – reveal 17-year bet: whoever has written most articles including Dylan quotes before going into retirement wins a lunch at a local restaurant<p>Five Swedish-based scientists have …

World May Blow Through Global Warming Pollution Limit in 30 Years

Human activities added 1,430 gigatons of carbon to the atmosphere from 1870 to 2013. That's 45 percent of the total carbon budget the world has to …

Fossil Fuels

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Too many science PhDs? Not if unis train them for careers outside academia

Only 3.5% of UK science PhDs stay in university research. It’s time universities recognised that, and trained them accordingly<p>I once spent three years inserting extremely slender glass electrodes into rat neurones. I was trying, mostly in vain, to understand how neurones’ properties change when …

So It’s Cancer: Now What?

August 25, 2014 • 1<p>By Ranjana Srivastava<p><b>Synopsis:</b> ‘You have cancer.’<p>These three small words have the power to dramatically change your existence. …

Meet The First Pacific Island Town To Relocate Thanks To Climate Change

A small town on Taro Island — the capital of Choiseul Province in the Solomon Islands — is planning to relocate its entire population in response to …

Was bringt der Check auf Prostatakrebs?

Häufig werden Männer als Vorsorgemuffel gerügt. Im Fall der Krebsart, die sie am häufigsten trifft, ist die Entscheidung für oder gegen einen Test am …

Search

Why I love studying in Brussels<p>Why do students love studying in Brussels? Watch this video to discover the best bits about studying in the capital of …

Statins saga shows some of the perils of modern medicine

A panel convened by medical journal BMJ to investigate whether it was right to correct rather than retract two pieces featuring a mistake about side …

Medicine

With the right kind of research, we can reduce health-care costs

Quality health care can be expensive and medical research has traditionally been thought to play a role in making it so. But research can also help …

Health Care

Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria' Increase Fivefold in Southeastern U.S.

There's worrisome news here in the southeastern U.S., buried in a journal that is favorite reading only for superbug geeks like me. The rate at which …

Twitter / Account Suspended

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Google's New Moonshot Project: the Human Body

Baseline Study to Try to Create Picture From the Project's Findings<p>Google Inc. has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body.<p>Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 …

Moon

It's electrifying: the paint that becomes conductive when it dries

Bare Conductive's 'paintable wire' has many applications – from light switch walls to playable posters and 'humanthesizers'<p>It is unsurprising that in the meeting room of Bare Conductive's east London office, there is a light switch on the lefthand side of the door. What is surprising is that the …

Act and adapt or face a bleak future

We could take steps to at least minimise the impact of climate change and population growth, but willful blindness to the current situation creates a …

How to make graphene in a kitchen blender

Don’t try this at home. No really, don’t: it almost certainly won’t work and you won’t be able to use your kitchen blender for food afterwards. But …

Der Schwung beim Sprung

Kängurus bewegen sich enorm effizient: Ihre Riesensprünge kosten die Tiere kaum Energie. Entwickler haben das Prinzip jetzt auf Roboter übertragen. …

The birds and the bees are just the beginning

Think you know a thing or two about sex? Think again. In this fascinating talk, biologist Carin Bondar lays out the surprising science behind how …

SXSW 2014 Music Preview

As excited as we are about NPR Music's 2014 SXSW showcase with Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, Kelis and others (which you can stream live on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Central), those artists represent a fraction of the massive party happening in Austin, Texas this week.<p>To prepare for this week's show, <i>All</i> …

Going to extremes: from the world's coolest place … to the hottest – in pictures

From remote Tristan da Cunha to Death Valley to Angel Falls, marvel at the wonders of the planet