Science/Technology

When Science Takes The Freelance Route

Nov 4, 2017

Killer Cone Snails…For Your Health?

Nov 4, 2017
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It’s been more than 50 years since Dr. Jane Goodall first traveled to Gombe, Tanzania, as an amateur scientist and began amassing observations that would change the way we understand chimpanzees and even humans. Now a new documentary, “JANE,” reconstructs Goodall’s time in the Gombe forest, drawing on a trove of recently discovered archival footage.

The science behind 'baby talk'

Oct 31, 2017

We’ve all heard adults cooing to babies in “baby talk” — that high-pitched, singsong cadence we tend to slip into around infants. The overall effect of baby talk may sound unnatural, but as Princeton neuroscientist Elise Piazza explains, the exaggerated high pitch, repetition, rhythm and even the pauses in baby talk can give babies important acoustical information about how language works.

CleanSlate UV

We may complain about technical bugs in our cell phones, but what about health bugs on the surface of phones? A researcher at the University at Buffalo is taking existing technology and rebuilding it to a small device that uses light to kill those bugs.

Up to about 100,000 years ago, our human ancestors coexisted with Neanderthals in Europe and interbred with them for thousands of years. The Neanderthals eventually went extinct, but many of us still carry around fragments of Neanderthal DNA.

“Everybody whose genetic roots are outside Africa [is] partly descended from Neanderthals,” says Svante Paabo, a geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. “So there are billions of people, in the order of six, seven billion people, who actually carry parts of the genome of Neanderthals today.”

The Future, Coming ‘Soonish’

Oct 28, 2017

Is It Time For CRISPR 2.0?

Oct 28, 2017

In Defense Of Spiders

Oct 28, 2017

The Health Risks That Follow A Wildfire

Oct 26, 2017

The Health Risks That Follow A Wildfire

Oct 25, 2017

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