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NASA Spotted a Vast, Glowing 'Hydrogen Wall' at the Edge of Our Solar System By Rafi Letzter, Staff Writer | August 9, 2018 04:55pm ET - 0 - 0 - - - - MORE [image: NASA Spotted a Vast, Glowing 'Hydrogen Wall' at the Edge of Our Solar System] The sun moves through the galaxy encases in a bubble formed by its own solar wind. In front of the sun, galactic debris builds up, inlcuding hydrogen. Credit: Alder Planetarium/NASA There's a "hydrogen wall" at the edge of our solar system, and NASA scientists think their New Horizons spacecraft can see it.
A Siberian Meteorite Revealed a New Mineral We've Never Seen Before on Earth Say hello to uakitite. MICHELLE STARR 10 AUG 2018 When gold hunters in Russia collected the yellowish stone in 2016, they thought it might contain a precious metal. It didn't - but what it did contain was far more rare and valuable.The rock had come from space, and it contained a new, never-before-seen mineral. It has yet to be officially documented, but scientists have named it uakitite, after the Uakit region in Siberia where the meteorite fell. Geologists from Ural Federal University, Novosibirsk State Unive...mais »
[image: main article image] (Mikhail Korochkin/istock) Blue Light Causes The Human Eye to Attack Itself, And Now We Know Why Toxic glow. MIKE MCRAE 9 AUG 2018 Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime. Scientists from the University of Toledo in the US now understand precisely how this toxic effect works, which could be good news for anybody at risk of degenerative eye conditions./.../
[image: emm-anuidade-2018-3] Nota de Repúdio - Porta dos Fundos A Sociedade Brasileira de Diabetes (SBD) repudia, com indignação e veemência, o vídeo do Canal Porta dos Fundos intitulado "YouTuber", divulgado em 9 de agosto de 2018. Na tentativa de criticar outros produtores de conteúdo do youtube, o personagem diz que vai injetar 25 mililitros de insulina no organismo, enaltecendo o uso indiscriminado e totalmente errado do hormônio, além de ridicularizar pessoas com diabetes e profissionais de saúde envolvidos no cuidado do paciente./.../
The World Economy’s Urban Future Aug 10, 2018 PARAG KHANNA Today’s major cities are often islands of stability and good governance in oceans of uncertainty, partly because they are better able to adapt to changing realities than entire countries. In this sense, they can serve as role models, if not vanguards, for the new political-economic models the world needs. SINGAPORE – Since the global financial crisis began a decade ago, the major countries of North America, Europe, and East Asia – which together represent the vast majority of the world’s economy – have been searching for sust...mais »
Este mapa genial mostra como tudo na física está conectado Posted: 09 Aug 2018 09:19 AM PDT Você pode baixar uma versão de maior resolução aqui. A física é um campo enorme e complexo, mas, felizmente, uma boa alma organizou todas essas áreas fascinantes em um mapa genial que mostra como tudo, desde buracos negros até teletransporte quântico, está conectado
How People First Arrived in the New World … Maybe By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer | August 9, 2018 09:37am ET [image: Here's How People First Arrived in the New World … Maybe] Humans had a population boom around 16,000 years ago as they neared or reached the Americas after traversing the Bering Strait land bridge. Notice that known sites with ancient human remains (red circles) and archaeological sites (black crosses) are marked on the map. Credit: Potter et al., Sci. Adv. 2018;4: eaat5473 Did the first people to inhabit the Americas hug the coast after crossing the Bering Strait or tr...mais »
Using artificial intelligence to fix Wikipedia’s gender problem A San Francisco-based start-up company, Primer, is using an AI-based software tool to scour news articles and write Wikipedia draft entries for notable scientists whose biographies are missing from the online encyclopaedia. The software, called Quicksilver, has produced 40,000 short summaries, and publicly released a sample of 100 today. Its findings are helping researchers to improve the representation of female scientists on Wikipedia, which has a long-running problem with gender bias. Wired | 3 min read References: Qui...mais »
[image: Policemen wear face masks during flu epidemic] Police in Seattle, Washington, wear masks to protect themselves during the 1918 flu pandemic that killed nearly 50 million people. (National Archives/Time Life/Getty) The ghosts of influenza past Your immune system’s response to flu is shaped by its very first exposure to influenza in childhood: the more similar a circulating virus is to that first-experienced strain, the stronger your natural defences against it. Understanding how this immunologic ‘imprinting’ works could help to improve our relatively ineffective vaccines again...mais »
Out of nowhereDoes everything in the world boil down to basic units – or can emergence explain how distinctive new things arise? Paul Humphreys is Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Human and Machine Intelligence Group and the Center for the Study of Data and Knowledge at the University of Virginia. His latest book is *Emergence: A Philosophical Account* (2016). Edited by Sally Davies If you construct a Lego model of the University of London’s Senate House – the building that inspired the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s novel *Nineteen Eighty-Four* – the...mais »
*Recomendado pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja* *What works in inclusion health: overview of effective interventions for marginalised and excluded populations* Serena Luchenski, Nick Maguire, Robert W Aldridge, Andrew Hayward, Alistair Story, Patrick Perri, James Withers, Sharon Clint, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Nigel Hewett Inclusion health is a service, research, and policy agenda that aims to prevent and redress health and social inequities among the most vulnerable and excluded populations. We did an evidence synthesis of health and social interventions for inclusion health targe...mais »
See your practice from a new perspective.[image: Perspectives on Practice]Download our exclusive collection of physician-authored Perspective articles on the evolving landscape of clinical medicine and health care. ------------------------------ What's inside this collection: Our editors' selection of 15 personal essays with insights, implications, and considerations for physicians in clinical, research, and educational settings. - For Clinicians: Caring for Ms. L – Overcoming My Fear of Treating Opioid Use Disorder, Audrey M. Provenzano, M.D., M.P.H. - For Researchers: Trage...mais »
*How Can Scientists Help Make Cities More Sustainable?* - By Mark Fischetti on July 20, 2018 - - Researchers have data. Corporate executives have innovations. Mayors have real problems to solve. Yet these people do not necessarily understand how they can help one another make cities healthier and more productive. Enthusiasts from all three groups met at Springer Nature’s Science and the Sustainable City Summit held July 11 in Singapore to figure out how, together, they can create long-term livability and viability.
Associations of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplement Use With Cardiovascular Disease RisksMeta-analysis of 10 Trials Involving 77 917 Individuals Theingi Aung, MBBS, FRCP1,2,3; Jim Halsey, BSc1,2; Daan Kromhout, PhD4; et alHertzel C. Gerstein, MD5,6; Roberto Marchioli, MD7,8; Luigi Tavazzi, MD9; Johanna M. Geleijnse, PhD10; Bernhard Rauch, MD11; Andrew Ness, PhD, FFPH12; Pilar Galan, MD, PhD13; Emily Y. Chew, MD14; Jackie Bosch, PhD6,15; Rory Collins, FMedSci, FRCP1,2; Sarah Lewington, DPhil1,2; Jane Armitage, FRCP, FFPH1,2; Robert Clarke, MD, FRCP, FFPH1,2; for the Omega-3 Treatment Trialis...mais »
For Young Adults, Mom Still Mattersby Neuroscience News A new study reports, when faced to make a decision that benefits either a close friend or parent, young adults tend to put family first. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | August 8, 2018 at 12:28 pm | Tags: parent child relationship, young adults | URL: https://wp.me/p4sXNK-dcG
Specific Brain Circuits Tied to Sociability: Mouse Studyby Neuroscience News A new study implicates serotonin neurons in the nucleus accumbens with social behavior in mouse models of ASD. When serotonin release was triggered, researchers noted social behaviors normalized. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | August 8, 2018 at 12:31 pm | Tags: 5HT-1b receptors, dorsal raphe, sociability | URL: https://wp.me/p4sXNK-dcJ Comment See all comments
Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality *Anil Ananthaswamy* Dutton (2018) [image: Blue light splitting into wave like interference pattern during a double slit experiment.] Bands of light in a double-slit experiment.Credit: Timm Weitkamp/CC BY 3.0 *Philip Ball lauds a study of a famous experiment and the insights it offers into a thoroughly maddening theory.*According to the eminent physicist Richard Feynman, the quantum double-slit experiment puts us “up against the paradoxes and mysteries and peculiarities of nature”. By Feyn...mais »
The EPA Is Making It Easier to Use Asbestos Again. Why Is It Dangerous? By Rafi Letzter, Staff Writer | August 8, 2018 11:50am ET - [image: The EPA Is Making It Easier to Use Asbestos Again. Why Is It Dangerous?] Asbestos fibers Credit: Shutterstock The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted a rule on June 1 making it easier for companies to use asbestos in products, Fast Company explained in a recent report. But what, exactly, is asbestos, and why is it dangerous?/.../
[image: CabeÃ§alho da pÃ¡gina] Capa > Edições anteriores > v. 1, n. 2 (2018) v. 1, n. 2 (2018) Edição completa Ver ou baixar a edição completa PDFSumárioEditorial Ritmos, tempos e registros de produção do conhecimento A saúde nas cidades: nova perspectiva, novos desafios para a formação profissional Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja, Roger dos Santos Rosa, Aloyzio Cechella Achutti, Alzira Maria Baptista Lewgoy, Bruno Luis de Oliveira Martins, Leonardo Thomas Sauter
*A SAÚDE NAS CIDADES: NOVA PERSPECTIVA, NOVOS DESAFIOS PARA AFORMAÇÃO PROFISSIONALHEALTH IN CITIES: A NEW PERSPECTIVE, NEW CHALLENGES FOR VOCATIONALTRAININGLA SALUD EN LAS CIUDADES: NUEVA PERSPECTIVA, NUEVOS DESAFÍAS PARA LAFORMACIÓN PROFESIONAL * Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja1 Roger dos Santos Rosa2 Aloyzio Cechella Achutti3 Alzira Maria Baptista Lewgoy4 Bruno Luis de Oliveira Martins5 Leonardo Thomaz Sauter6 Resumo Este artigo revisa aspectos historicos relacionados aos temas ‘Saúde Urbana’ e ‘Saúde e Desenvolvimento’, dada a proposta de implementação, desde 2015, da agenda Global de...mais »
Giacomo TesioFollow Jul 30 The Web is still a DARPA weapon. Everybody knows that the Internet was originally a US military project. Stephen J. Lukasik, who was Deputy Director and Director of DARPA at the time, explained in Why the Arpanet Was Built: The goal was to exploit new computer technologies to meet the needs of military command and control against nuclear threats, achieve survivable control of US nuclear forces, and improve military tactical and management decision making.
Nanoparticle vaccine protects against flu 07 Aug 2018 Belle Dumé [image: Bao-Zhong Wang, associate professor]Bao-Zhong Wang A vaccine made from double-layered polypeptide nanoparticles appears to protect mice against flu. The vaccine, delivered using dissolvable microneedle patches, might be adapted to treat other pathogens too. Seasonal flu vaccines must be updated every year by predicting which strains will be the most common. Mismatched vaccines are obviously not very efficient and provide only limited protection, which increases the risk of a flu epidemic. Ideally, universal flu va...mais »
*Two matters today from internet helping to evaluate human behavior on time-scale* Monica Lewinsky’s Testimony Shows How Much (and How Little) Progress We've Made in 20 Years: Author In 1998, Monica Lewinsky testified about her affair with Bill Clinton. What she said reveals a lot about Trump and #MeToo, writes Jill Filipovic [image: Hiroshima: aftermath of atomic bomb strike] ON THIS DAY 1945 Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima On this day in 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb onHiroshima, Japan—the blast killed more than 70,000 people and destroyed most of the city—in an e...mais »
Study Challenges Evolution of How Humans Acquired Languageby Neuroscience News A new study challenges how we think about how humans acquired language. The study found no evidence that recent, human specific selection occurs for the FOXP2 gene in relation to language development Read more of this post
Planta pode ter transmitido “genes do câncer” para os seres humanosEstudo comparou DNA humano com o de outras 750 espécies - e concluiu que um certo tipo de sequência genética, responsável por mutações e tumores, pode ter origem vegetal Por Bruno Garattoni access_time20 jul 2018, 13h50 - Publicado em 20 jul 2018, 13h47 O DNA humano é surpreendentemente similar ao de outros animais: compartilhamos 96% dos nossos genes com os chimpanzés, 92% com os ratos (e 90% com os gatos). Você já deve ter ouvido isso. O que talvez não saiba é que também temos muito em comum com as plantas – 60% do g...mais »
Qual foi a data mais sem graça da história?A Universidade de Cambridge chegou a essa conclusão depois de escanear mais de 300 milhões de fatos envolvendo pessoas, lugares e eventos. Por *Lilian Rambaldi* access_time3 ago 2018, 16h45 - Publicado em 4 out 2012, 17h11 *O dia 11 de abril de 1954.* De acordo com o jornal britânico* The Telegraph*, um software identificou que essa data foi a que teve menos notícias relevantes desde 1900. O programa, chamado True Knowledge, criado pelo pesquisador William Tunstall-Pedoe, da Universidade de Cambridge, chegou a essa conclusão depois de escane...mais »
Tem um planeta absolutamente gigantesco vagando pela nossa vizinhança galácticaPor Natasha Romanzoti, em 4.08.2018 Os astrônomos descobriram um planeta errante gigantesco com um campo magnético extremamente forte vagando pela nossa vizinhança galáctica, a apenas 20 anos-luz da Terra. A detecção foi feita com o radiotelescópio Very Large Array (VLA, no Novo México, EUA), marcando o primeiro objeto de massa planetária revelado por radiotelescopia. Planeta ou quase estrela O novo planeta é 12,7 vezes mais massivo que Júpiter, o que significa que está bem no limite do que caracteriza um...mais »