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15 amazing science facts that will blow your mind - Share on Facebook - Share Twitter - Sharing Options [image: How It Works Team]By How It Works Team · 3 years ago [image: How It Works: Amazing Science] Impress your friends with these incredible facts about the world around us
Why Grandmothers May Hold The Key To Human Evolution [image: John Poole 2010] JOHN POOLE TwitterTumblrInstagram Grandmothers and mothers were keeping the kids fed, not man the hunter. Fabio Consoli for NPR A hunter with bow and arrow, in a steamy sub-Saharan savanna, stalks a big, exotic animal. After killing and butchering it, he and his hunt-mates bring it back to their families and celebrate./.../
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/planetorplastic/?utm_source=ngp&utm_medium=crm-email&utm_content=plastics_20180608&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_rd=15094951 [image: Picture of man recycling at Geoplast Corporation, Philippines.] VIEW IMAGES The Philippines is the third largest contributor to ocean plastics in the world. Here, garbage is sorted. PHOTOGRAPH BY RANDY ARTICLE Plastics Explained, From A to Z
The Making of a Brainby Neuroscience News[image: neurons are shown] In a set of initial experiments, researchers analyzed the activity of the gene that makes PRDM16 in the cerebral cortices of several mammalian species, including humans. NeuroscienceNews.com image is adapted from the Harvard news release. A new study provides novel insight into the development of the mammalian cerebral cortex. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | June 8, 2018 at 10:54 am | Tags: Pdzrn3, PRDM16 | URL: https://wp.me/p4sXNK-cSJ Comment See all comments
What low back pain is and why we need to pay attention Prof Jan Hartvigsen, PhD* , Mark J Hancock, PhD* , Alice Kongsted, PhD , Prof Quinette Louw, PhD , Manuela L Ferreira, PhD , Stéphane Genevay, MD , Damian Hoy, PhD , Prof Jaro Karppinen, PhD , Glenn Pransky, MD , Prof Joachim Sieper, MD , Prof Rob J Smeets, PhD , Prof Martin Underwood, MD[image: ']Correspondence information about the author Prof Martin UnderwoodEmail the author Prof Martin Underwood on behalf of the [image: show] Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group† *Joint first authors †Members listed at the end o...mais »
*Essa maneira de contemplar e interpretar os dados de mortalidade sempre me entusiasmou, desde que o Alan me mostrou resultados preliminares colados em grandes planilhas nas paredes de seu escritório em Genebra no quartel general da OMS. A partir de então passei a usa-los em meus estudos e apresentações. Posteriormente, acho que foi em 1997 num simpósio sobre o tema por ele coordenado em Vancouver (CA), eu lhe mostrei alguns cálculos rabiscados e perguntei porque não tentar medir o reverso - em vez de DALYs (disability-adjusted life years) não se tentava medir a reserva de saúde HAL...mais »
* ET-AI* *Caleb Scharf* *is director of astrobiology at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of Extrasolar Planets and Astrobiology (2009), which won the Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award. His latest book is The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Nearly Nothing (2017).* 2,100 words Edited by Pam Weintraub We have a problem. In a 10-billion-year-old galaxy there should have been ample opportunity for at least one species to escape its own mess, and to spread across the stars, filling every niche. That this species doesn’t...mais »
An “operating system” for power could double the efficiency of the grid. By David Roberts@firstname.lastname@example.org Jun 5, 2018, 9:30am EDT Much is lost in the initial generation of electricity. And much is lost through the use of inefficient devices, like incandescent light bulbs that heat up a filament to produce light. But power is also lost in between, on the grid, as it is carried along hundreds of miles of wires, repeatedly shifted between different voltages, and converted from AC to DC and back, all in the split second between the time it enters the grid and the time it powers your...mais »
A Typical Communication Pattern of People with Alzheimer’sby Neuroscience News Researchers provide a statistical analysis of 'saving appearance responses' in patients with dementia. The study reveals the SAR responses are particularly common in those with Alzheimer's disease. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | June 6, 2018 at 1:26 pm | Tags: communication patterns , SARs, saving appearance responses | URL: https://wp.me/p4sXNK-cRR Comment See all comments
There’s an “Inverse Piano” in Your Head A Kavli Prize–winning scientist details the magic of transforming vibrations into sound in the inner ear - By David Noonan on June 4, 2018 [image: There's an "Inverse Piano" in Your Head] Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph of the inside of a guinea pig inner ear showing the hearing organ, or cochlea. Running along the spiral structure are rows of sensory cells that respond to different frequencies of sound. The whole organ is just a few millimeters long. *Credit: Dr. David Furness Wellcome Collection* Neuroscientist James Hudspeth ...mais »
This Place is Crazy Our mental-health-care system is broken. Ten of every eleven psychiatric patients housed by the government are incarcerated. Here’s what this crisis looks like from the inside—a series of lost lives and a few rare victories—as reported by a prisoner-journalist. J*ohn J. Lennon, a contributing writer at *The Marshall Project*, has written for *Vice*, *The Atlantic*, and *The New York Times*.* *He is currently in Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York. He will be eligible for parole in 2029. *
'THIS PLACE IS CRAZY''THIS PLACE IS CRAZY' This Place is Crazy Our mental-health-care system is broken. Ten of every eleven psychiatric patients housed by the government are incarcerated. Here’s what this crisis looks like from the inside—a series of lost lives and a few rare victories—as reported by a prisoner-journalist. J*ohn J. Lennon, a contributing writer at *The Marshall Project*, has written for *Vice*, *The Atlantic*, and *The New York Times*.* *He is currently in Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York. He will be eligible for parole in 2029. *
*The New Science of Sex and Gender* Gloria Steinem said that a gender-equal society would be one where the word “gender” does not exist. This eBook challenges the assumptions and social construct behind views on gender, examining the latest studies in biology, medicine and psychology and their bearing on issues of healthcare, identity and access.
Seeking New Answers to Alzheimer’s Causeby Neuroscience News Researchers implicate presenilin and GSK-3b in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | June 6, 2018 at 10:40 am | Tags: amyloif hyothesis, PS | URL: https://wp.me/p4sXNK-cRv Comment See all comments [image: an alzheimer's brain slice] Breakdowns in this transport system can lead to “traffic jams,” and some scientists hypothesize that such blockages precede the formation of plaques in neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s. NeuroscienceNews.com image is in the public domain.
What Is the Nordic Diet? Experts Say It's the Healthiest Way to Eat Move over, Mediterranean Diet — the Nordic Diet offers the same health benefits and more. JUN 1, 2018 BY CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE - Nutrition experts are buzzing about the Nordic diet, an eating plan that focuses on fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring, as well as berries and root vegetables - The Nordic Diet is inspired by the cuisine of countries like Iceland, Norway, and Sweden
First Artificial Human Prion Createdby Neuroscience News[image: the synthetic prion is shown] This is an image of synthetic human prions accumulating in the brain of humanized transgenic mice. NeuroscienceNews.com image is credited to Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Researchers have successfully created a synthetic version of a human prion, a protein associated with brain wasting diseases like sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The prions may help shed new light on, and provide treatment options, for those with CJD and other prion related diseases. Read more of this post *...mais »
View this email in your browser Wednesday 6 June 2018 [image: Nature Briefing] Hello *Nature* readers, Today we discover how bacteria survive in NASA’s clean rooms by eating cleaning products, learn why diversity wins at science and celebrate generations of volunteer glacier observers in Iceland. [image: Technicians and scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.] The James Webb Space Telescope in the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.(NASA/Chris Gunn) How bacteria survive in NASA's clean rooms Even the clean rooms where NASA assembles space...mais »
Elysium Health Medium member since Sep 2017 Solving the biggest challenges in health. [image: Elysium Health] 120 Following13.9K Followers Follow [image: Endpoints | A Science Publication by Elysium Health] Stories inEndpoints | A Science Publication by Elysium Health Other stories by Elysium Health
Why Do Bats Live So Long? The Answer Lies in Their Telomeres, But With a Twist.Professor Emma Teeling and her team found that long-lived bats might be able to repair damage to their DNA to live healthier, longer, while also avoiding cancer. Bats are some of the longest-lived mammals in the world relative to their size. Professor Emma Teeling and her team studied bat telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes, in search of longevity mechanisms. In a paper published this year, she showed that long-lived bats might be able to repair damage to their DNA to live longer, healthier — w...mais »
World Environment Day Highlights Deadly Cost of Plastic Sopho Kharazi On June 5th, World Environment Day will be hosted in India under the banner of “Beat Plastic Pollution,” aiming to raise awareness and civic engagement alongside creating a global movement to reduce the amount of plastic in the environment. World Environment Day addresses four main campaigns. ... *MORE > >*
*Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016* Summary Background A key component of achieving universal health coverage is ensuring that all populations have access to quality health care. Examining where gains have occurred or progress has faltered across and within countries is crucial to guiding decisions and strategies for future improvement. We used the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2...mais »
[image: Federico García Lorca.] *Federico García Lorca* Born on this day in 1898 was Spanish writer Federico García Lorca, who in a brief career resurrected and revitalized the most basic strains of Spanish poetry and helped inaugurate a second Golden Age of the Spanish theatre.
*http://www.cardiol.br/sbcinforma/2018/cursos/20180516-cursos.html* Lembrei-me que pelos meados da década de 80 andei envolvido com a divulgação e treinamento de RCR. Abaixo vai a imagem de uma publicação da qual fui co-autor. Também na Disciplina de Promoção e Proteção do Adulto com ênfase no idoso PPSIII na Faculdade de Medicina da UFRGS, quando retornei para a universidade depois de aposentado na SSMA, introduzi o treinamento, que, diga-se de passagem não existia no currículo da escola. Tive, na ocasião grande apoio de quatro alunos que se entusiasmaram com o assunto (vou lembrar...mais »
The Best Songs of 2018 So FarFrom surprises like Childish Gambino and Drake to harbingers of ingeniously effective album rollouts like Ariana Grande and Janelle Monáe, the first half of the year has offered an embarrassment of musical riches
All life on Earth, in one staggering chart Scientists estimated the mass of all life. It’s mind boggling. By Brian Resnick and Javier Zarracina May 29, 2018, 12:00pm EDTSHARE By weight, human beings are insignificant. If everyone on the planet were to step on one side of a giant balance scale, and all the bacteria on Earth were to be placed on the other side, we’d shoot violently upward. That’s because all the bacteria on Earth combined are about 1,166 times more massive than all the humans. Comparisons to other categories of life similarly demonstrate how very, very small we are. As ...mais »
The Non-Scientist's Guide to Genetic Testing Thinking about having your genome sequenced? This primer explains the different tests, what you learn, and… Elysium Health in Endpoints | A Science Publication by Elysium Health19 min read
NOTAS Retórica da Revolução Francesa é reconstruída Pesquisadores usaram técnicas de mineração de dados para analisar transcrições de 40 mil discursos da Assembleia Nacional Constituinte, que funcionou de 1789 a 1791