WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Slashdot reader Bruce66423 shares what researchers learned by studying the effect of drugs on bacteria in the gut: The research reveals that it's not just antibiotics that have the effect of causing resistance to antibiotics. "Of the drugs in the stu
The device can transmit data on sugar, salt, and alcohol. Logan Garbarini models the 2x2 mm sensor that monitors ingested fluids and transmits information wirelessly. (credit: Fio Omenetto, Tufts University) With this latest wearable gadget, you coul
Scott Aaronson in Shtetl-Optimized: You see, when Pinker says he supports Enlightenment norms of reason and humanism, he really means to say that he supports unbridled capitalism and possibly even eugenics. As I read this sort of critique, the hair..
With Facebook mired in its worst-ever crisis, the rest of Silicon Valley is looking to come to terms with the dark side of its data-driven business model where tech titans have mined fortunes from what people reveal online.
British scientists have invented a new type of brain scanner that patients can wear on their head allowing them to move while being tested. "Neuroscientists will be able to envisage a whole new world of experiments where we try to work out what a bra
Turkey's new Earthquake Risk map uses information about the location of earthquake fault lines and local geological conditions to show the risk from earthquake damage in all of Turkey. By taking into local ground conditions the most dangerous (red) l
March 19-23, 2018 Sarah knows so many lovely words, and on Monday, writes about learning even more. When they talked among themselves, they spoke exclusively in Chilean Spanish, which, one of themFernandogravely informed me, isevenworsefor outsiders
Wael Ghonim: In July of 2013, my tears fell as the plane took off. For the first time in my life, I was desperate to leave Egypt, despite not knowing when I would be able to return. A few days...Wael Ghonim: In July of 2013, my tears fell as the plan
At the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), Teresa A. Marshall, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, I
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of most common causes of death globally. In 2016 alone, more than 10.4 million people fell sick to TB and 1.7 million TB-related deaths were reported. The WHO says India, in particular, and developing markets, in general, lea
When I was a lad we were so poor we had to make our own interactive maps, stitching together the old scraps and castoffs we found on the cobbled streets outside the New York Public Library. OpenWhateverMap is a very useful map for anyone looking for
In which we describe how we decided not to cover the newest cellphone-cancer study. Enlarge / Maybe don't rush to throw away that scary death phone quite yet. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Last night, a fellow editor emailed me a link to yet anothe
Science It's stacked against most of the world. IQ tests measure your ability to perform well on one particular type of test. But research shows that everything from healthcare access to GDP can influence a child's Science It's stacked against most o
Facebook and psychologists who have worked with it are grappling with their "Oppenheimer moment", experts say, over revelations that its data may have been used to help elect US President Donald Trump.
The 47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), featured a symposium titled 'The Novel Insights of Proteoglycans
Artem Tashkinov writes: Some time ago, Ars Technica ran a monumental article on beaming of consciousness in Star Trek and its implications, and more importantly, whether it's plausible to achieve that without killing a person in the process. It seems
I seem to disagree with most people working on artificial intelligence (AI) risk. While with them I expect rapid change once AI is powerful enough to replace most all human workers, I expect this change to be spread across the … Continue re
Federal judges tutorial hearing sets stage for case on companies liability. Enlarge / Judge Alsup, here shown giving a talk about a judge he clerked with. (credit: US Courts) Earlier this week, we took a crack at answering a federal judges questions
Every year the company Telegeography release a new updated undersea cable map of the world. The map shows all the submarine cable systems across the globe that are active or are under construction. Telegrogaphy's 2018 Submarine Cable Maphas a much mo
Transit map designer Jug Cerovi has reposted a look at the state of the art of European bus network maps.“I have studied more than 250 European cities and their bus maps, and have also designed a few. Here are some observations about the st
Vidyan Ravinthiran at Poetry Magazine: In On the Move, the verse-rhythm is already more susceptible, and uncertain, than it seems. The commas in the first two lines quoted are marvelously controlleda delight for the savoring earbut they also register
Results of an analysis from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine show that additional therapy, or adjuvant therapy, delivered after surgical removal of a rare type of gastrointestinal tumor does not increase survival rates for patien
March 1, the data-driven, unexcitable Capital Weather Gang: On Friday and Saturday, a powerful storm will lash the Northeast with destructive coastal flooding, wind and heavy snow. Itis shaping up to be the mostdestructive noreaster of the season, pe
schwit1 shares a report from Space.com: Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were already walking the Earth, a new study suggests. In 2015, a team o
13.5 mm long specimen of Narona decaptyx, from Landau et al. (2012).Narona decaptyx was described by Brown & Pilsbry (1911) from a single small, fusiform fossil shell, 11 mm in length, from the Gatun Formation of Panama, north of Panama City. The
Their genes show how complicated insulin really is. Enlarge (credit: Zachary Zakibe) The Mexican tetra comes in different flavors. In normal river habitats, its a small, standard-looking, silvery fish. But some groups within the species have made the
Research led by the University of Luxembourg investigated the manufacturing process of solar cells. The researchers proved that assumptions on chemical processes that were commonplace among researchers and producers for the past 20 years are, in fact
You can tell a lot about a neighborhood by the types of businesses and stores it attracts. For example, a lot has been written (mostly by me) about how you can determine which neighborhoods are becoming gentrified by the ratio of coffee shops to frie
Nexus Media News Desperate times inspire desperate measures. If global warming is such a problem, why can't we just do something to set the climate back on track? Here are three particularly impractical ideas that show why cutting Nexus Media News De
Writing on the Royal Scottish Geographic Society’s blog, Bruce Gittings challenges the noti0n that putting Shetland in an inset box is a map error: It is plainly not: it is a cartographic compromise. And there are always implications to a c
In the 14 years since it was found in an abandoned mining town in Chiles Atacama Desert, the bizarre 6-inch skeleton has inspired fervid speculation, including theories of unearthly origins. It had 10 pairs of ribs two fewer than the normal human com
David A. Bell at The Nation: Pinker might also have to concede that, especially outside of France, most Enlightenment thinkers did not oppose reason to religious faith, as his book implies. They certainly did not consider forms of belief generators..
British regulators on Friday began searching the London offices of Cambridge Analytica (CA), the scandal-hit communications firm at the heart of the Facebook data scandal, shortly after a judge approved a search warrant.
Scientists at British American Tobacco have studied the impact of the vapor from Vype, an e-cigarette and glo, a tobacco-heating-product, on teeth and compared it to that of cigarette smoke. The results show that teeth exposed to Vype e-cigarette vap
In May, the U.S. government will release its annual baby name statistics and I will post the new top 20 name list in this space. It's the most exciting naming day of the year, my profession's Superbowl Sunday. But how much does that top 20 list reall
The Falcon 9 rocket that launched last August reportedly ripped a temporary hole in the ionosphere due to its vertical launch, which Ars Technica notes as being rather unusual: Contrary to popular belief, most of the time when a rocket launches, it d
Samanth Submaranian at The New Yorker: Doshi was not alone in infusing Le Corbusiers modernism with an Indian spirit. A small school of other architectsCharles Correa, Ranjit Sabikhi, Raj Rewaljoined him in this idiom between the nineteen-sixties and
A measure signed into law Friday by President Donald Trump changes the rules for cross-border law enforcement requests to internet firms and could render moot a long-running court battle between the US government and Microsoft.
capedgirardeau shares a report from Digital Journal: Researchers with the renowned Ramazzini Institute (RI) in Italy announce that a large-scale, lifetime study (PDF) of lab animals exposed to environmental levels of cell tower radiation developed ca
Because there's currently no cure for dementia, it's important to know about risk factors that may lead to developing it. For example, researchers have learned that older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk than those with f
Data Labs has created a 3d visualization of a pre-apocalyptic planet Earth. The visualization shows import and export rates around the world before Donald Trump's first global trade war. Global Corridors for Trade - Imports and Exports by Country sho