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It'll be hard, but we can feed the world with plant protein  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A U.N. report released last week found a quarter of the world's carbon emissions come from the food chain, particularly meat farming. This has... more
Are Siri and Alexa making us ruder?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Is the way we bark out orders to digital assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant making us less polite? Prompted by growing concerns, two information systems researchers decided to find out. more
Ghana wants to grow more cashews. But what about unintended consequences?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Over at least the last decade, one of Ghana's most vital breadbaskets has been converted into cashew nut production to feed export markets. Bono East, Bono... more
App allows inspectors to find gas pump skimmers faster  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Computer scientists have developed an app that allows state and federal inspectors to detect devices that steal consumer credit and debit card data at gas pumps. The devices, known as... more
Sequential, concurrent multitasking is equally hard for men, women  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Women and men perform equally when required to switch attention between tasks or perform two tasks simultaneously, according to a new study. The finding adds to a growing literature that... more
Study reveals school savings accounts can dry up in 'financial deserts'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Children's savings accounts (CSAs), offered by elementary schools throughout San Francisco and in schools across the nation, were introduced to boost college-going rates, limit student debt... more
Rewriting the periodic table at high pressure  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The periodic table has been a vital foundational tool for material research since it was first created 150 years ago. Now, Martin Rahm from Chalmers University of Technology presents a new article which adds... more
Sociologist explores the religious and racial origins of society's obsession with thinness  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When your breakout book is reviewed by Essence, Bitch Media and Ms., you know your topic has struck a chord. That's the case with... more
Detention basins could catch more than stormwater  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Everywhere you go there are stormwater detention basins built near large construction projects intended to control the flow of rainwater and runoff. Now, those basins might help in controlling nitrogen runoff into rivers and... more
Research on cholera adds to understanding of the social life of bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae transform themselves from small, comma-shaped cells to long filaments in nutrient-poor environments to aid short-term survival. more
Restart of Notre-Dame restoration pushed back to August 19  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Renovation work at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris could resume on August 19, a government official said Friday, after the clean-up was halted last month over fears that workers could be... more
Research on cholera adds to understanding of the social life of bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Certain strains of cholera can change their shape in response to environmental conditions to aid their short-term survival, according to new research from Dartmouth... more
Google Maps for tissues  nanowerk · 1 week
Modern light microscopic techniques provide extremely detailed insights into organs, but the terabytes of data they produce are usually nearly impossible to process. New software is helping researchers make sense of these reams of data. more
UMB startup releases cutting-edge software platform for pharmaceutical researchers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Pumas-AI, a new University of Maryland, Baltimore startup company established by University of Maryland School of Pharmacy faculty members Vijay Ivaturi, PhD, assistant professor, and Joga Gobburu, PhD, MBA, professor,... more
Early seismic waves hold the clue to the power of the main temblor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists will be able to predict earthquake magnitudes earlier than ever before thanks to new research by Marine Denolle, assistant professor in... more
Blue sharks use eddies for fast track to food  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Blue sharks use large, swirling ocean currents, known as eddies, to fast-track their way down to feed in the ocean twilight zone. more
Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research shows  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Britain's seaside towns are at war with their seagulls, urging visitors not to feed the birds... more
Weaponizing vulnerability to climate change: Countermeasures often hurt the poor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the world struggles to battle the effects of climate change, not everyone benefits equally from the remedies. In a recent paper titled "Weaponizing vulnerability to climate change,"... more
Mantle rock behind Yellowstone's supereruptions extends to Northern California  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Victor Camp has spent a lifetime studying volcanic eruptions all over the world, starting in Saudi Arabia, then Iran, and eventually the Pacific Northwest. The geology lecturer finds mantle plumes... more
Fertilizer feast and famine: Solving the global nitrogen problem  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Commercial organic and synthetic nitrogen fertilizer helps feed around half of the world's population. While excessive fertilizer use poses environmental and public health risks, many developing nations lack access to... more
Dry feed for superfood producers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Given that they generate hardly any greenhouse gases, are undemanding, nutritious and fast growing, insects have generated a lot of hype in recent years. They are touted as the superfood of the future—cheap suppliers of protein that can... more
Google maps for tissues  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Modern light microscopic techniques provide extremely detailed insights into organs, but the terabytes of data they produce are usually nearly impossible to process. New software is helping researchers make sense of these reams of data. more
Employee charged with embezzling $5 million from BMG LabTech  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
North Carolina prosecutors say an employee for a medical technology company went on lavish trips to Mexico, spent $145,000 at a steakhouse and made big donations to his church_ all... more
Setting the stage for fuel-efficient fertilizer  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ammonia, the primary ingredient in nitrogen-based fertilizers, has helped feed the world since World War I. But making ammonia at an industrial scale takes a lot of energy, and it accounts for more than one percent... more
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