Your Facebook friends could be making you sick

Your Facebook friends could be making you sick

Social media makes it easy for us to be connected 24/7 from the palms of our hands. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram allow us to scroll through our feeds to comment, like, and post content. Now, a recent study published in Computers in Human Behavior found people with more Facebook friends suffer from poorer […]

How a tiny portion of the world’s oceans could help meet global seafood demand

How a tiny portion of the world’s oceans could help meet global seafood demand

By Halley Froehlich, Postdoctoral Scholar, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara and Rebecca Gentry, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara. Pike Place Market, Seattle. Doug Kerr, CC BY-SA Seafood is an essential staple in the diets of people around the world. Global consumption of fish and shellfish has […]

NIH develops robot exoskeleton for cerebral palsy patients

NIH develops robot exoskeleton for cerebral palsy patients

Researchers and engineers at the National Institutes of Health have developed the first robotic exoskeleton for children with cerebral palsy, in a major step forward for improving the quality of life for those who suffer from the debilitating condition. Nearly 10,000 children are born with cerebral palsy each year, a devastating and incurable neurological movement […]

Pleiades star cluster: Surprising variability

Pleiades star cluster: Surprising variability

From Science Daily The Seven Sisters, as they were known to the ancient Greeks, are now known to modern astronomers as the Pleiades star cluster – a set of stars which are visible to the naked eye and have been studied for thousands of years by cultures all over the world. Now Dr Tim White […]

Vitamin C may play role in leukemia prevention

Vitamin C may play role in leukemia prevention

Vitamin C has long been associated with maintaining a healthy immune system and warding off the common cold, but new research suggests the essential vitamin may also play a role in preventing leukemias, or blood cancers. Although we don’t yet know how much vitamin C is needed to do the job, or who would even […]

Designing custom robots in a matter of minutes

Designing custom robots in a matter of minutes

From Science Daily Even as robots become increasingly common across different parts of our world, they remain incredibly difficult to make. From designing and modeling to fabricating and testing, the process is slow and costly: even one small change can mean days or weeks of rethinking and revising important hardware. But what if there was […]

New class of chemical reaction discovered

New class of chemical reaction discovered

From Science Daily A new study led by Michael P. Burke, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has identified the significance of a new class of chemical reactions involving three molecules that each participate in the breaking and forming of chemical bonds. The reaction of three different molecules is enabled by an “ephemeral […]

Karakoram glaciers growing in spite of global warming

Karakoram glaciers growing in spite of global warming

From Technocracy News Scientists are forced to face the fact that weather is more complicated than just heating up because of increased CO2 in the atmosphere. Things like wind and ocean patterns and solar conditions. Man’s influence is minuscule by comparison. ⁃ TN Editor A summer ‘vortex’ of cold air over the Karakoram, a large mountain range […]

Astronauts to bring asteroid back into lunar orbit

Astronauts to bring asteroid back into lunar orbit

From Science Daily Future space exploration aims to fly further from Earth than ever before. Now, Italian Space Agency scientists have expressed an interest in contributing to the development of robotic technologies to bring an asteroid from beyond lunar orbit back into closer reach in order to better study it. In a paper published in EPJ […]