Injectable nano-network controls blood sugar in... →
nothingman: So how does this work? The nanoparticles are given either a positive or negative charge via their coating. When the solutions are mixed, the positive and negative charges attract to each other to form a network. Once injected into the skin, this network holds the nanoparticles together so that they don’t disperse throughout the body. The nano-network is created to be porous,...
Researchers establish link between racism and... →
questionall: Despite their important implications for interpersonal behaviors and relations, cognitive abilities have been largely ignored as explanations of prejudice. We proposed and tested mediation models in which lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice, an effect mediated through the endorsement of right-wing ideologies (social conservatism, right-wing authoritarianism) and low...
novenator: Explore the new Scale of the Universe from Joe Hanson on Vimeo. Cary and Michael Huang present an updated edition of the “Scale of the Universe” interactive web portal. In it, you can zoom from quarks to cells to planets to the scale of the entire known cosmos, complete with accurate powers of ten. You can learn more about the objects you encounter by clicking on any of them.
Physicists set new record for quantum... →
Comet PanSTARRS and the Northern Lights
FIVE-YEAR-OLD DISCOVERS DINOSAUR, NAMES IT AFTER... →
republicanidiots: On a fossil-hunting trip with her family, five-year-old Daisy Morris found the remains of a previously undiscovered dinosaur, which is now named Vertidraco daisymorrisae. The new dino is not only a previously unknown species, but an unknown genus, making Daisy’s find a really big deal. It’s a pterosaur — a winged flying dino — about the size of a crow, which lived 115 million...
A monkey’s brain: science, or art? This is what it looks like when art meets science. [Photos] » ow.ly/jGnHK — Discovery Channel US (@Discovery) April 3, 2013
Does studying science make you a better person? →
Want to be a better person? Spend more time thinking about science. That’s the implication of newly published research, which finds people who study science — or who are even momentarily exposed to the idea of scientific research — are more likely to condemn unethical behavior and more inclined to help others.
Pew Pew! Scientists Build Lasers Out of Sound,... →
The woolly mammoth – the shaggy Ice Age icon that persisted until a scant 3,700...– The Promise and Pitfalls of Resurrection Ecology – Phenomena: Laelaps (via dendroica) That last paragraph….”To bring back a species that no longer has a place in the world would be irresponsible and undercuts the moral imperative that deextinction advocates so often rely on to make their case....