Study links sudden deaths in Bangladeshi children to chemicals sprayed on fruit trees

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017   Scientists find powerful insecticides, including one banned in 80 countries, liberally applied in orchards where many victims often played Burness Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (July 24, 2017)–Excessive and improper applications of insecticides and other agriculture chemicals in local fruit orchards may have triggered an outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), a condition…

How fear alone can cause animal extinction

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017   Even the smell of a predator can have disastrous effects in populations of small size McGill University   Researchers have discovered that the fear of predators causes flies to spend less time eating, more time being vigilant, have less sex, and produce fewer offspring Credit: Ian Dworkin Fear alone may contribute…

Why was MacronLeaks’ influence limited in the French election?

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017   New USC research finds disinformation campaign spread and consumed mostly by foreigners on social media University of Southern California A few days before the presidential election in France this year, documents purported to contain unverified information that was damaging to Emmanuel Macron’s campaign were leaked online, just before a nationwide moratorium…

A robot that grows

  Public Release: 20-Jul-2017   Mechanical engineers develop a robot that can navigate its environment by extending its reach University of California – Santa Barbara At first glance, robots would appear to have exactly nothing in common with sweet peas or other climbing vines. Yet thanks to some innovative scientists, they now share at least…

Muscle in older adults built quickly by a new supplement developed by scientists

We review the public cited research” Scientists develop new supplement that can repair, rejuvenate muscles in older adults” in regard to how it quickly restored muscle in the elderly without exercise. Citation: A whey protein-based multi-ingredient nutritional supplement stimulates gains in lean body mass and strength in healthy older men: A randomized controlled trial. PLOSONE,…

Empowering robots for ethical behavior

Public Release: 18-Jul-2017   Researchers have developed a concept called Empowerment to help robots and humans to work and live side-by-side safely and effectively Frontiers Scientists at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK have developed a concept called Empowerment to help robots to protect and serve humans, while keeping themselves safe. Robots are becoming…

Did life begin on land rather than in the sea?

Public Release: 18-Jul-2017   A paradigm-shifting hypothesis laid out by UC Santa Cruz astrobiologists David Deamer and Bruce Damer could reshape our idea about the origin of life University of California – Santa Cruz For three years, Tara Djokic, a Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales Sydney, scoured the forbidding landscape of…

The last survivors on Earth

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017   University of Oxford The world’s most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. The new study published in Scientific Reports, has shown that the tiny creatures, will survive the risk of extinction…