Eight-Year Study Confirms "All Sea Life" Will Be Affected by Acidic Oceans. Sardines congregate at Espiritu Santo, Mexico, on June 13, 2015.
(Photo: Alejandro Prieto / Barcroft Imag / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) The recently published Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification report is an eight-year-long study by more than 250 scientists investigating the impact of increasingly acidic oceans on sea life. The chemistry of oceans has been changed by anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD), as the oceans absorb carbon dioxide humans are emitting into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide produces carbonic acid, which lowers the pH of seawater. How Islam kick started science. Today, mention of the word Islam can, to some, conjure up images of terrorists flying planes full of people into buildings, all in the name, they say, of God.
When Will Climate Change Make the Earth Too Hot For Humans? To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click here.
Peering beyond scientific reticence. WHO, l'aria italiana tra le peggiori al mondo. Where can I find websites to get free scientific publications? - ResearchGate. Think it’s easy to be macho? Psychologists show how ‘precarious’ manhood is. News.
A Contagious Cancer Is Spreading Among Several Shellfish Species. A contagious, leukemia-like cancer is spreading among several species of cockles, clams, and mussels.
It’s known as disseminated neoplasia, and according to a new Nature study, it appears to be directly transmitted between different species of marine bivalves – likely through the water. Most cancers arise from changes and mutations that accumulate in the genomes of cells over time. And while cancer cells can migrate, or metastasize, they usually remain in that one individual. Until recently, we only knew of two examples of transmissible cancer in the wild: a venereal tumor that affects dogs and the Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease. Huge New Study Reveals The Impact Of Spanking On Children. The appropriateness of spanking as a parental disciplinary technique arouses passionate debate.
But a new meta-analysis of five decades of research suggests that, in addition to the psychological effects on children, there may be a large price to pay for the parents. Measuring the effects of spanking has proven difficult, not only because so many people come to the topic with unmovable opinions, but because spanking is often accompanied by other forms of physical punishment, and many studies do not distinguish these sufficiently for conclusions to be drawn about spanking alone.
In the Journal of Family Psychology, Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff of The University of Texas at Austin brings together studies of the effects of spanking that included a total of 160,927 children. Watch Physicist Brian Greene Explain Gravitational Waves To Stephen Colbert. 'Almost too late': fears of global superbug crisis in wake of antibiotic misuse. If You Give A Man A Gun: The Evolutionary Psychology Of Mass Shootings.
Harvard contro i latticini nuove conferme che sfatano il mito. Brazilian Wasp Venom Kills Cancer Cells, But Not Healthy Cells. A Quick Guide to Spotting Graphics That Lie. Liberal or conservative? It may be down to your genes. A study by the National University of Singapore, found that a specific variant of the gene DRD4, dubbed the “adventure gene” and which is involved in our risk taking and decision making processes, may determine how we vote.
The research published by the Royal Society and led by Richard P. Ebstein and Chew Soo Hong surveyed over 1,700 Singaporean Chinese undergraduates from NUS to find out whether they identified as liberal or conservative. Blood and DNA samples were also taken from the students and compared to their surveys. Everyone has the DRD4 gene but the tests revealed that less that 50 per cent of the participants had the variant of the gene which is associated with high risk behaviours and attitudes. Il sonnellino pomeridiano fa male, a dirlo una ricerca australiana. “Maybe Time Doesn’t Even Exist” X-chromosome SNP analyses in 11 human Mediterranean populations show a high overall genetic homogeneity except in North-west Africans (Moroccans)
This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Don’t Sleep. Feeling sleepy?
It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep is key to a good day. Yet, according to the Institute of Medicine, an estimated 50-70 million adults in the United States have sleep difficulties. The infographic below from Science.Mic uses information from the CDC, International Journal of Occupational Health and Medicine and the UC Berkeley Walker Sleep Lab to explain the side effects of not getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep at night. These side effects include loss of memory, heightened anger, food cravings, hallucinations and loss of memory.
Researcher says no evidence children of same sex couples negatively impacted. A new study from the University of Colorado Denver finds that scientists agree that children of same-sex parents experience 'no difference' on a range of social and behavioral outcomes compared to children of heterosexual or single parents.
The study was led by Jimi Adams, an associate professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Studies at CU Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and published this month in Social Science Research. Is Depression a Mental or Physical Illness? Unravelling the Inflammation Hypothesis. Most people feel down, tired and inactive when they’re injured or ill.
This “sickness behaviour” is caused by the activation of the body’s immune response. It’s the brain’s way of conserving energy so the body can heal. This immune response can also occur in people with depression. This has prompted some researchers and clinicians to hypothesise that depression is actually a side effect of the inflammatory process. Experience Just How Big the Universe is, in One Mind-Blowing Interactive. You need a more recent version of Adobe Flash Player. Recently, NASA scientists combined data from the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes to discover the most distant galaxy known to date.
The galaxy, named Abell2744 Y1, was formed around 13.2 billion years ago when the universe was extremely young. As the universe is expanding, Abell2744 Y1 is currently closer to 40 billion light years away from us, an astounding distance. Image: Galaxy cluster Abell2744 obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope (Credit: NASA) Darwin Online. Camminare scalzi in casa fa bene alla salute. Dormire poco fa male, smettetela di dire il contrario. Scientists Discover The Body Part Used To Sense The Earth's Magnetic Field. Why Do Some People Feel The Cold More Than Others? 1 in 20 People Have Hallucinated. About 1 in 20 people in the general population has experienced at least one hallucination in their lifetime that wasn't connected to drugs, alcohol or dreaming, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed information from more than 31,000 people in 18 countries who were interviewed as part of a mental health survey from the World Health Organization. Participants were asked whether they had ever heard voices or seen things that didn't exist, or if they had experienced a delusion (a false belief), such as the thought that their mind was being controlled or that they were being followed.
The study excluded people who possibly had a psychotic disorder, such as schizophrenia or manic depression, which can cause hallucinations and delusions. Therefore, the findings show that hallucinations and delusions are not always connected to serious mental illness, the researchers said. According to the National Institutes of Health, hallucinations can be normal in some cases. Dr. Why Are So Many People Afraid Of Clowns?