Plastic waste is a worldwide environmental problem. So is the generation of clean energy. Two British groups have come up with a method that, at least in the lab, can degrade plastic and generate hydrogen at the same time using light and an inexpensive catalyst. Very interesting chemistry.
Should machines make our moral judgments? They are often smarter and less emotional. But is that what we are really looking for when we make a moral choice?
According to pharmacologist Ray Dingledine, good science is hard to do because of (1) "our drive to create a coherent narrative from new data, regardless of its quality or relevance"; (2) "our inclination to seek patterns in data whether they exist or not"; and (3) our negligence to "always consider how likely a result is regardless of its P-value." The good news is that this can be fixed.
According to Ray Dingledine, good science is hard to do because of (1) "our drive to create a coherent narrative from new data regardless of its quality or relevance"; (2) "our inclination to seek patterns in data whether they exist or not"; and (3) our negligence to "always consider how likely a result is regardless of its P-value." The good news is that this can be fixed.
A male physician says female physicians don’t work hard. Things didn’t go well for him. But, now, we can have an honest discussion, including where are the male physician voices in the backlash?
Evolutionary Mandate Of Fortnite? Team-Based Play Fighting - And Sports - Built Skills For War In Hunter-Gatherers
Did team sports for kids evolve from hunter-gatherers who needed to practice for war? A new paper suggests that is so.
Formaldehyde is one of the most demonized chemicals in the chemical scare universe. Make no mistake, formaldehyde is toxic, but our bodies have not only figured out how to protect us from the chemical but to actually use it. And that's a good thing because every cell in our body requires formaldehyde, which we make from a vitamin.
Probability and odds play a large role in explaining the results of medical studies, they are not the same and knowing how to understand odds will make separating the signal from the noise easier.
Sleep is governed by the circadian rhythm, which is typically entrained to the 24-hour solar day. As the sun goes up and down, the human body's metabolism responds accordingly. But in this case study, the circadian rhythm of a patient with bipolar disorder was also linked to the 24.8-hour lunar cycle, which contributed to his manic-depressive episodes.
Thomas P. Stossel, M.D., American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, was appointed to the American Council on Science and Health Board of Trustees in June of 2018. He previously served a term on the Council's Board in 2006.
A paper says up to 8,000 new antibiotic combinations could be ready for testing, but there is a big catch called reality.
Some people have unfounded fears of food preservatives; after all, they do have chemical names that sound bad. Who would want sodium benzoate when we could have flavonoids do the same job. Just the name is relaxing.
Scientific journals discriminate against industry scientists, unless they happen to work for the environmental or organic industries. Those scientists don't have to follow the same rules governing the disclosure of conflicts of interest that everybody else does.
It is normal for a baby to be difficult to get to sleep which is clearly exhausting for new parents. But, expensive "sleep consultants" aren't the answer.
Contrary to popular belief, Diet Coke does not contain zero calories. It doesn't have much - the same as about 0.9% of an M and M, but the chemical structure of aspartame, the artificial sweetener in the drink, show us why there are any calories at all.
It turns out that tiny phytoplankton, that can cause massive "blooms," may actually affect our weather. As we will see, there is more to climate than just warming.
Anti-science activists continue to scramble to shore up their clients, who have become increasingly unnerved that we're pushing them back to the fringes where they belong. And then legitimate media linked to us as well.
There are very few genetic diseases, but there is increasing evidence that our genes can predispose us to specific problems. Our chemical signals provide the linkage.