Archive for the 'Science News' Category

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science by Jeffrey Kluger on the Time Magazine website on September 12, 2017.

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Earth dodges a cosmic bullet — for now By Don Lincoln on the CNN Website on  September 15, 2017.

An X8.2 class solar flare flashes in the edge of the sun on September 10.

The algae that terraformed Earth

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The algae that terraformed Earth By Roland Pease on the BBC News Radio Science Unit website on on August 17, 2017.

The biomolecules were contained in oil extracted from deeply buried rock Image copyright STUART HAY/ANU

Climate change did not “cause” Harvey, but it’s a huge part of the story

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Climate change did not “cause” Harvey, but it’s a huge part of the story: 9 things we can say about Harvey and climate.
by David Roberts on the Vox website Aug 28, 2017.

A young Houston couple, adapting to climate change.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A New Video Starkly Illustrates the Impact of Climate Change

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A New Video Starkly Illustrates the Impact of Climate Change: Finnish researcher Antti Lipponen’s recently released video presents a century’s worth of data on global temperatures in just 30 seconds by Diana Sett on the HyperAllergic on August 24, 2017.

Eclipses, Comets, and Dragons in a 16th-Century Chinese Text

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Eclipses, Comets, and Dragons in a 16th-Century Chinese Text: A manuscript compendium from China, currently available for purchase from Jonatha A. Hill, Bookseller, records prognostications related to astronomic phenomena, including the possible meanings of eclipses by Jonathan A. Hill on the HyperAllergic website on August 16, 2017.

A rich and finely illustrated manuscript entitled Yu zhi tian yuan yu li xiang yi fu [trans.: “Essay on the Astronomical & Meteorological Presages by Emperor Renzong of Ming Dynasty”] on paper with 878 vividly colored illustrations, 10 volumes, tall agenda format (360 x 190 mm.), original wrappers preserved in modern wrappers, modern stitching

Curiosity marks fifth year on Mars

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Curiosity marks fifth year on Mars By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on August 9, 2017.

Curiosity’s self-portrait at Rocknest, the site of the mission’s first sampling of Martian soil. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

 The Eclipse That Revealed the Universe

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Eclipse That Revealed the Universe: In 1919, British astronomers photographed a solar eclipse and proved that light bends around our sun — affirming Einstein’s theory of general relativity by Dennis Overbye in The New York Times on July 31, 2017.

A view of the 1919 solar eclipse, observed in Sobral, Brazil. Arthur Eddington set out to verify Einstein’s prediction that gravity could affect the course of starlight. CreditArthur Eddingto

Five Decades of Research Confirms: Spanking Produces Similar Outcomes in Children as Physical Abuse

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Five Decades of Research Confirms: Spanking Produces Similar Outcomes in Children as Physical Abuse on the Earth Based Mom Blog on March 8, 2017.

Albert Einstein’s life, or parts of it, in the first season of National Geographic’s Genius

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Albert Einstein’s life, or parts of it, in the first season of National Geographic’s Genius By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on July 20, 2017.

Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans by Jon Hamilton on the NPR website on July 16, 2017.

New research finds that African-Americans who grow up in harsh environments and endure stressful experiences are much more likely to develop Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia.  Leland Bobbe/Getty Images

 

Adrift in the Waters of Our Dark, Befouled Planet

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Adrift in the Waters of Our Dark, Befouled Planet: In John Gerrard’s new series, he digitally renders polluted bodies of water from around the world by Ben Valentine on the HyperAllergic website on July 13, 2017.

Screenshot of John Gerrard’s “Flag (Nile)” (2017)

 

Why Early-Life Dreams Correlate with Adult Nightmares

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Why Early-Life Dreams Correlate with Adult Nightmares: When you first recall dreaming raises intriguing questions by Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on his Media Spotlight Blog on the Psychology Today Blogs on Julu 11, 2017.

AI that can shoot down fighter planes helps treat bipolar disorder

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: AI that can shoot down fighter planes helps treat bipolar disorder: Engineering and medical researchers apply genetic fuzzy logic successfully to predict treatment outcomes for bipolar patients Press Releace on the Science Daily.com website on June 12, 2017,

Pressure-sore Skin Test Can Help Early Detection and Diagnosis of Dementia

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Pressure-sore Skin Test Can Help Early Detection and Diagnosis of Dementia By Judy Siegel-itzkovich in the Jerusalem Post on July 9, 2017.

A doctor stands with stethoscope in this undated handout photo.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

What the brain’s wiring looks

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  What the brain’s wiring looks like by Fergus Walsh on the BBC.com website on July 4, 2017.

The wiring of the human brain

Scientists explain ancient Rome’s long-lasting concrete

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Scientists explain ancient Rome’s long-lasting concrete By Matt McGrath on the BBC website on July 4, 2017.

JP OLESON Scientists examined samples from this ancient Roman pier with very high-powered X-rays

Should We Keep a Low Profile in Space?

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Should We Keep a Low Profile in Space? By Seth Shostak in the New York Times on March 27, 2015.

New psychology study finds adverse childhood experiences transfer from one generation to the next

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read: New psychology study finds adverse childhood experiences transfer from one generation to the next: UCalgary researcher Sheri Madigan explores ‘cascade of risks’ for mothers and infants By Heath McCoy on the UCCalgary UToday website on June 26, 2017.

University of Calgary professor Sheri Madigan says a better understanding of the factors that link the childhood traumas of mothers to later problems in their children can aid in finding interventions that might effectively “break the cycle of cascading risks.” Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

The ontogeny of fairness in seven societies

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The ontogeny of fairness in seven societies by P. R. Blake1, K. McAuliffe, J. Corbit, T. C. Callaghan, O. Barry, A. Bowie,8, L. Kleutsch, K. L. Kramer, E. Ross, H. Vongsachang, R. Wrangham & F. Warneken in Nature on December 10, 2015, VOL 528 p. 261.