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Category Archives: Science
David Pescovitz | BoingBoing The psychology research field has long suffered from a “replication crisis.” Many peer-reviewed scientific papers report results that others can’t replicate, calling into question the validity of the original research. The “replication crisis” has spread to … Continue reading
Giraffes are socially complex as elephants, but their communication has been misunderstood, a new study reveals. The largest hoofed herbivorous grazing animal of the African region still living was once thought to have no social structure since they spent a … Continue reading
You can’t cheat death, but you might be able to predict it. This tool is based on data from the daily habits of 491,000 people over a six-year period. Adrianne Cohen | Fast Company The good doctors of Canada would … Continue reading
Artificial intelligence may help us decode animalese. But how much will we really be able to understand? Philip Ball | New Yorker Disney’s 2019 remake of its 1994 classic “The Lion King” was a box-office success, grossing more than one … Continue reading
George Dvorsky | Gizmodo The external pallet packed with old nickel-hydrogen batteries, photographed shortly after being released by the Canadarm2 robotic arm. The object was orbiting 265 miles (427 km) above Chile when this photo was taken from the ISS.Image: NASA … Continue reading
Ben Crair | The New Yorker Last spring, I started boiling two eggs for breakfast every morning—one for me, and one for the crows. A mated pair patrolled the rooftops around my Berlin apartment building; I’d begun luring them to … Continue reading
Andreas Kluth | Quint In the world of science, there’s so much to be excited about right now. But I’m especially intrigued by a set of experiments that may, eventually, raise human consciousness. I mean that literally: The goal of … Continue reading
Andrew Griffin | INDEPENDANT A 50-year-old science problem has been solved and could allow for dramatic changes in the fight against diseases, researchers say. For years, scientists have been struggling with the problem of “protein folding” – mapping the three-dimensional … Continue reading
Much of the diversity seen in modern dog populations was already present around the time the last Ice Age had ended 11,000 years ago, a global study of ancient DNA revealed Thursday. The paper, published in Science, showed how our … Continue reading
Tiziana Celine | The Science Times Humans are hard-wired to prefer memories with a ‘happy ending.’ However, the effects of past decision-making experience can have an impact on the next decisions. Research suggests that our best interests depend on decisions … Continue reading
Chris Melore | Studyfinds As we age, the countless cells and neurons in our brains can come under attack from harmful tangles and plaque build-ups. This interference is the common cause of dementia, which destroys the memory and thinking abilities of … Continue reading
“The idea is definitely crazy, but if it is crazy enough to be true? That remains to be seen.” Victor Tangermann | futurism.com It’s not every day that we come across a paper that attempts to redefine reality. But in … Continue reading
Who believes and why, and whether conspiracism is really getting way worse Robert Roy Britt | medium.com Wild and seemingly crazy conspiracy theories can spring from any stressful or disruptive event or phenomenon, as people seek tangible explanations for the … Continue reading
An interesting survey study published in September of 2020 examined the prevalence of depression symptoms among US adults during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic compared with before the pandemic. – cPaul Ettman, Abdalla et al. | jamanetwork.com Prevalence of … Continue reading