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  • July 20, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

Everything changes: Will our oceans enter into a new biological regime?

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

The oceans may be headed into a new biological regime, where marine organisms take less carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and reduce the ocean’s ability to mitigate the effects of global change.... Read more »

  • July 17, 2015
  • 08:15 PM

Sea life helps clouds form and reflect sunlight back into space

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Ocean life helps form up to half of all cloud droplets in summer, making clouds brighter and reflecting more sunlight back into space, new research shows.... Read more »

McCoy, D., Burrows, S., Wood, R., Grosvenor, D., Elliott, S., Ma, P., Rasch, P., & Hartmann, D. (2015) Natural aerosols explain seasonal and spatial patterns of Southern Ocean cloud albedo. Science Advances, 1(6). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500157  

  • July 17, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

Big fish in a warm pond: Migrating fish are out competing local species

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Many warm-water loving fish are expanding their habitats, taking a larger share of available food and preying on vulnerable native species, new research shows. ... Read more »

  • July 13, 2015
  • 08:05 AM

Tropical wetlands releasing more carbon than previously thought

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Scientists report southeast Asian tropical peatlands are emitting almost double the about of carbon officially estimated in the last IPCC report.... Read more »

  • June 25, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

Can Scottish climate explain the rise and fall of European cultures?

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Scientists have pieced together the climate history from 3000 year old stalagmites and discovered a record of climate changes that may have influenced major historical events, including the fall of the Roman Empire and the Viking Age of expansion.... Read more »

  • June 6, 2015
  • 10:37 PM

Doobie-ous conclusions

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

Is cannabis the Secret Cure for cancer...?... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Doobie-ous conclusions. Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 03:55 PM

Just One Cornetto

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

Repeat after me: Correlation Does Not Imply Causation!... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Just One Cornetto. Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • June 1, 2015
  • 11:21 AM

Shades of Grey.......

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

The media loves a good cancer story. But the truth isn't always as Black & White as they say.... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Shades of Grey.... Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • May 29, 2015
  • 02:35 PM

Venusian Blancmanche Therapy

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

Can music cure cancer? About as well as alien dessert monsters! ... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Venusian Blancmanche Therapy. Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • May 28, 2015
  • 04:31 PM

No Cure For Cancer...?

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

Why is there no cure for cancer? Read on...... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) No Cure for Cancer..?. Zongo's Cancer DIaries. info:/

  • May 28, 2015
  • 02:00 PM

Chinese Whispers

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

How would you describe cancer risk factors? Whisper it...... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Chinese Whispers. Zongo's Cancer DIaries. info:/

  • May 19, 2015
  • 08:00 AM

Rap Revolution: The Musical Evolution

by Gunnar de Winter in United Academics

After soul, rock, and disco, rap is the biggest musical change of the past 50 years.
... Read more »

Mauch, M., MacCallum, R., Levy, M., & Leroi, A. (2015) The evolution of popular music: USA 1960-2010. Royal Society Open Science, 2(5), 150081-150081. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150081  

  • May 7, 2015
  • 06:46 PM

What you need to know about the newly proposed science funding legislation

by Jonathan Trinastic in Goodnight Earth

The House Science Committee, chaired by Lamar Smith, unveiled their new science budget last week. Read on to see what it proposes and what it means for science.... Read more »

  • April 14, 2015
  • 09:45 AM

Malaria diagnosis with RDT MAbs

by SS in Scientific scrutiny

Examining the business of patenting MAbs against epitopes described before and the need for caution in using MAbs against epitopes reported to be deleted in different parts of the world... Read more »

  • April 10, 2015
  • 09:06 PM

The universe is expanding, but how fast?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

We are expanding, well more accurately the universe is expanding. However researchers have found certain types of supernovae, or exploding stars, are more diverse than previously thought. The results have implications for big cosmological questions, such as how fast the universe has been expanding since the Big Bang. Most importantly, the findings hint at the possibility that the acceleration of the expansion of the universe might not be quite as fast as textbooks say.... Read more »

  • April 8, 2015
  • 06:57 AM

Where Are All The Single Authors?

by Kate Blanchfield in United Academics

The trend towards collaborative research has a downside.... Read more »

Natascha Gaster, Jorge S. Burns, Michael Gaster. (2014) Single Authors – an Exterminated Race – Increasing Numbers by Increasing Credit?,. JUnQ, 5(1). info:/

  • April 5, 2015
  • 11:11 AM

2000 Years of Atlantic Hurricanes Suggests We Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

The 20th century has seen relatively few and weak hurricanes compared to the last 2000 years, shows new research.... Read more »

Donnelly, J., Hawkes, A., Lane, P., MacDonald, D., Shuman, B., Toomey, M., van Hengstum, P., & Woodruff, J. (2015) Climate forcing of unprecedented intense-hurricane activity in the last 2000 years. Earth's Future, 3(2), 49-65. DOI: 10.1002/2014EF000274  

  • April 1, 2015
  • 04:13 AM

Prehistoric rock crystal extraction in the Alps

by M. Cornelissen in hazelnut relations

I have written about the most famous rock crystal find from the Swiss Alps, the Planggenstock Treasure and the use of rock crystal through the millennia before. We know where the Planggenstock Treasure and other recent finds were originally found. … Continue reading →... Read more »

Leitner, W. (2013) Steinzeitliche Gewinnung von Bergkristall am Riepenkar in den Tuxer Alpen (Tirol). Preistoria Alpina, 23-26. info:/

  • March 31, 2015
  • 05:58 PM

An apple a day may keep the children away: Pesticides and sperm count

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Ever hear that old saying an apple a day keeps the Doctor away? Well it might have the right idea, just the wrong person. New research investigating the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm. So for people wanting children it may be time to rethink that produce.... Read more »

Y.H. Chiu et al. (2015) Fruit and vegetable intake and their pesticide residues in relation to semen quality among men from a fertility clinic. Human Reproduction. info:/10.1093/humrep/dev064

Hagai Levine, & Shanna H. Swan. (2015) Is dietary pesticide exposure related to semen quality? Positive evidence from men attending a fertility clinic. Human Reproduction. info:/10.1093/humrep/dev065

  • March 25, 2015
  • 08:13 AM

Flawed Shades Of Gray

by RAZ Rebecca A. Zarate in United Academics

The Munker-White Illusion: flawed expectations of brightness and shadow.... Read more »

Li, Tavantzis, and Yazdanbakhsh. (2009) Lightness of Munker-White illusion and Simultaneous-Contrast illusion: Establishing an ordinal lightness relation among minimum and split-frame presentations. Review of Psychology, 16(1), 3-8. info:/

Purves D, Shimpi A, & Lotto RB. (1999) An empirical explanation of the cornsweet effect. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 19(19), 8542-51. PMID: 10493754  

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