While siblings play copycat to annoy each other, babies actually enjoy it. Researchers from Lund University have found that when mirroring a baby’s actions and emotions, the baby will smile and engage for longer. Continue reading Want to get on a baby’s good side? Act like one.
A recent article finds seven factors that contribute to racism within the American society, namely, Categories, Factions, Segregation, Hierarchy, Power, Media, and Passivism. It appears at a time of heightened racial tensions across the world as everyday racial hostilities grab global attention. Continue reading Seven factors behind racism in the U.S. today
Researchers from John Hopkins University recently developed a newly improved gene editing tool that is extremely fast — it allows genes to be edited within just a few seconds! Continue reading New gene editing tool can edit genes within seconds
Researchers developed a molecule that targets bacterial cells by two different mechanisms–attacking the cell membrane and disabling folate synthesis. This molecule seems to prevent bacteria from developing antibiotic-resistance. Continue reading Antibiotic uses multiple mechanisms to avoid resistance
The impact areas of harmful “forever” chemicals continue to grow as scientist discover that environmental factors are helping to spread pollution. Continue reading The Reach of “Forever” Chemicals: Transport by Air, Water, and Soil
A new study comparing Velociraptors and their modern counterparts, Komodo dragons and crocodiles, concludes that raptors were unlikely to be social, pack-hunters, in contradiction to their popularized portrayal in the ‘Jurassic Park’ movies. Continue reading ‘Jurassic Park’ was wrong: Study suggests raptors didn’t hunt in packs
Ketones may be the key ingredient to reaping the anti-inflammatory benefits of extreme low-carb low-sugar diets, like the popular ketogenic diet. Continue reading Ketogenic Diets Alter Gut Microbiome and Potentially Reduce Inflammation
Pregnancy test but for viruses? Mini droplet-based diagnostics tests combined with CRISPR may offer a way forward for fast, mass-testing of not just SARS-CoV-2, but hundreds of other viruses as the same time.
Continue reading CRISPR and Droplets offer a new way forward in viral diagnostics?
by Aleks Prochera figures by Jovana Andrejevic Imagine wading through the fresh waters of the Paleozoic era over 300 million years ago. You bump into various ancient marine creatures from fishes adorned with horseshoe-shaped shields to aquatic scorpions the size of a modern-day seal. Around you, however, there also exists an unseen world teeming with microbes: viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Despite their deceivingly microscopic size, these organisms pose a … Continue reading Insights from the Past: Lampreys give teeth to theories of vertebrate immune system evolution
Could our streets be illuminated by the trees themselves someday? With the help of a mushroom, researchers make a breakthrough in engineering glow-in-the-dark plants. So, maybe someday is sooner than we think. Learn more about the science behind bioluminescent botanicals here. Continue reading Living Nightlights: Advances in creating glow-in-the-dark plants.