Johns Hopkins University

A New Way To Creating ‘Soft Robots’? A New DNA Triggers A Shape-Shifting In Hydrogels

Biochemical engineers who work at the Johns Hopkins University of recent actually used some sequences of some DNA molecules to actualize …

Biology

North Korea threatened an “unimaginable strike” on the US. Here's why you shouldn't panic.

North Korea is definitely on edge over a US military exercise. But its language shouldn’t be taken literally.<p>North Korea is really angry that the US and South Korea are carrying out a major joint military exercise close to the Korean Peninsula. And it has responded in the most North Korea-y way …

North Korea

Bottom Line: We Can Stop Hearing Loss in Many TB Patients

Health Equity Blog By Hyejeong Hong The cure for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is the same in the United States as it is in South Africa. …

Medicine

Researchers reveal how to boost brain power

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found that one brain-training method often used in scientific studies can help to improve working …

The Brain

Researchers Say Faulty Code Jeopardizes Encryption Keys

Major Manufacturers Have Patched to Prevent 'ROCA' Attack Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • October 18, 2017<p>Researchers say they've identified faulty …

Information Security

Astronaut wee could show us how the plumes on Enceladus work

It’s just a wee moon, but Saturn’s icy satellite Enceladus is one of the most promising places in the solar system in the hunt for alien life. …

Planets

For better science, give lab primates companions

An increasing number of medical labs are housing primates in cages with other monkeys, reports NPR. This is part of an effort to improve living …

Science

In Canada, Marijuana Edible Sales Delayed Even As Interest Among Canadians Grows

What a new survey tells us about the appetite for edibles.<p>Canada continues to move forward on national legalization of marijuana, which is set to happen in July 2018. But, one product will have to wait a year beyond that date: edible marijuana.<p>While the wait will delay what has been a profitable …

Cannabis

Data Sheet—How Top VCs Are Betting on Blockchain

NEWSWORTHY<p><b>Moar bitcoin news</b>. To go with Robert’s essay, there’s plenty of bitcoin and blockchain headlines, as well. Bain Capital Ventures and …

Ben Bernanke

Fact Checker: Murphy Gets 'Three Pinocchios' For Gun Control Claim

<i>“What we know is that states that have tougher gun laws, that keep criminals from getting guns, that keep those dangerous weapons like AR-15s out of</i> …

Gun Control

21 faculty at Johns Hopkins threaten to resign from board if journal doesn’t retract paper

More than 20 faculty members at Johns Hopkins University have signed a letter to Scientific Reports saying they will resign from the editorial board …

Research

Here’s what space toilets can teach us about finding signs of alien life

The search for life may get an assist from the call of nature. Astronomers can learn how to study the plumes of subsurface ocean water spewing from …

American Astronomical Society

Yellen for Fed Chair?

I received several comments regarding the post on Jay Powell, asking whether I was implicitly stating a preference for Powell over Janet Yellen. Nope.<p>…

Business

Powell for Fed chair?

According to the folks who bet on such things, Jerome (Jay) Powell is a heavy favorite to become the next Fed chair. I have no special insights into …

Business

Flu Vaccine Fake News That Goes Viral During The Flu Season

Winter is almost here, which means flu season is just around the corner. It also means that anti-flu vaccine misinformation will go viral again (pun intended). There are many common myths regarding the flu shot. Please see the Top 10 Myths about the flu vaccine, sickness, treatment and recovery …

Public Health

'Magic Mushrooms' Might Ease Depression Symptoms

Psilocybin, the main ingredient in "magic mushrooms," may soothe symptoms of depression, according to a very preliminary study.<p>The research had a …

Depression

All data that move across Wi-Fi networks could be susceptible to hacking, researcher says

Home and corporate Wi-Fi networks — and all the data, photos and messages transmitted across them — could be vulnerable to hackers, according to a computer security researcher in Belgium.<p>The vulnerability is in WPA2, the main protocol that protects Wi-Fi networks. Hackers can use a technique known …

Wi-Fi

There’s more to homegrown African literature than what Western publishers favor

African literature is the object of immense international interest across both academic and popular registers. Far from the field’s earlier, post-colonial association with marginality, a handful of star “Afropolitan” names are at the forefront of global trade publishing.<p>Books like Chimamanda …

Business

Wits University beats UCT in latest global university ranking

Wits University has been ranked as the top university in South Africa for the fourth year in a row in the 2017 Center for World University Rankings …

College & University

Saturn's Rings Rain Methane Down on Planet

Cassini's teaching us new things about Saturn from beyond the grave.<p>Although Cassini has vaporized in Saturn's atmosphere, scientists are still learning from its final findings. The latest discovery looks into how Saturn's rings effect the planet itself: by raining methane onto the planet's …

Planets

Trump’s Irrational Hatred of the Iran Deal

Long before Donald Trump was mocking “Little Rocket Man” in North Korea, or taunting “fools” in the Republican foreign-policy establishment, he expressed special contempt for one international agreement: the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which blocked Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. …

Iran

Human rights strategist, Hopkins alum Greg Asbed among MacArthur genius grant recipients

Greg Asbed, a human rights strategist and Baltimore native who earned a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1990, was one of 24 people …

Rights & Freedoms

A student in your doctor’s clinic? Here's why that’s excellent news

You’ve been waiting a while to visit your doctor and are keen to get a better sense of what’s behind the various distressing symptoms you’ve been …

Medical Technology

USC Men Hold Top Spot in Collegiate Water Polo Association Week 6 Rankings - Swimming World News

Photo Courtesy: USC<p>The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) has released the Men’s Varsity National Top 20, Division III Top 10, Northeast Water …

College & University

UMBC and Johns Hopkins lead effort to extend viability of organs and body parts for transplant

When someone’s body parts are donated, it’s a life-or-death race against the clock as hearts, lungs, livers and hands rapidly deteriorate outside the …

Medicine

Hopkins University scientists win $10.7 million grant to translate little-used languages

While Google Translate can help users understand words in more than 100 languages, there are thousands more dialects used around the world that …

DNI

Baltimore native and labor activist named MacArthur Fellow

Baltimore native and labor activist Greg Asbed has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow, the so-called "genius grant" given annually to exceptionally …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Overcoming the stigma of mental illness

<i>Recently I spoke at a TEDx event about the need to support young people struggling with mental health issues. To mark World Mental Health Day, I have</i> …

Mental Health

Fed Minutes May Underline Depth of Backing for December Hike

Federal Reserve officials last month stuck with their forecast to raise interest rates one more time this year. A description of the debate during …

Economy

Medical male circumcision has health benefits for women, review finds

Expanding access to voluntary medical male circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa may help protect women against not only HIV but other sexually …

Public Health