Declining trust in facts, institutions imposes real-world costs on US society, RAND report finds

Public Release: 16-Jan-2018   RAND Corporation Americans’ reliance on facts to discuss public issues has declined significantly in the past two decades, leading to political paralysis and collapse of civil discourse, according to a RAND Corporation report. This phenomenon, referred to as “Truth Decay,” is defined by increasing disagreement about facts, a blurring between opinion…

Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants force fish to work much harder to survive

Public Release: 16-Jan-2018   Contaminants remain after typical water treatment process McMaster University IMAGE: This is the site where researchers tested the metabolism of fish downstream of the Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant in suburban Hamilton, ON. Credit: McMaster University HAMILTON, ON, Jan. 16, 2018 – Pharmaceuticals and other man-made contaminants are forcing fish that live…

Exercise can reverse damage from Heart aging

Exercise can reverse damage from Heart aging Researchers through clinical research developed an exercise program that reverses heart damage from aging up to 25% in just two years. Reversing the Cardiac Effects of Sedentary Aging in Middle Age—A Randomized Controlled Trial: Implications For Heart Failure Prevention. Circulation, 2018; CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030617 DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030617

Developing a secure, un-hackable net

Public Release: 11-Jan-2018   University College London A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a UCL-led team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un- hackable quantum network. To date, communicating via quantum networks has only been possible between two devices of known provenance that have been…

New discovery may explain winter weight gain

New discovery may explain winter weight gain Researchers while investigating new therapies for Type 1 diabetes discovered that blue light helps control or reduce fat gain . Potentially opening up new simple pathways to address metabolic disorders through the use of blue light. Citation: Subcutaneous white adipocytes express a light sensitive signaling pathway mediated via…

Hypatia stone contains unique minerals not from Earth nor part of any known types of meteorite or comet

Public Release: 9-Jan-2018 Extraterrestrial Hypatia stone rattles solar system status quo University of Johannesburg In 2013, researchers announced that a pebble found in south-west Egypt, was definitely not from Earth. By 2015, other research teams had announced that the ‘Hypatia’ stone was not part of any known types of meteorite or comet, based on noble…