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Politics this week

listen to this story yr browser does not support the <audio> element. enjoy + audio and podcasts on ios or android. israel and hamas, the militant group that controls gaza, ...

Tiny cloud of atoms can be turned from a heat engine into a cooler

when a piece of conducting material is heated up at one of its ends, a voltage difference can build up across the sample, which in turn can be converted into ...

First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in U.S. Are Hatching Now

this week, mosquito eggs placed in the florida keys are expected to hatch tens of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes, a result of the 1st u.s. release of such insects ...

As Its Longest War Comes to an End, the U.S. Should Seek to End All Wars

most of my students were born after the u.s. war in afghanistan was already underway. now president joe biden has finally said: enough! fulfilling a commitment made by his predecessor ...

Will Marsch’s move to Leipzig open doors for American coaches?

10:05 am et the most notable aspect of jesse marsch bein’ hired as manager of rb leipzig is how unsurprising the appointment was. marsch has been inside the red bull ...

Vincent Herring Infuses Jazz With Bold Strokes And Swagger On ‘Minor Swing’

herring is an alto saxophonist with a dynamic sound and aggressive attitude. his new album features jazz with a big dollop of swing r&b feeling, steeped in the african american ...

Motorola Is Working On Smartphones That Can Charge Over the Air

motorola’s nxt batch of devices mite feature a new remote wireless charging ability.photo: sam rutherford/gizmodo they ‘ven’t all been home runs, but motorola is known for taking chances. the company ...

Apple Execs Chose to Keep a Hack of 128 Million iPhones Quiet

in sep 2015, apple managers had a dilemma on their hands: ‘d or ‘d they not notify 128 million iphone usrs of wha’ remains the worst mass ios compromise on ...

Can humans withstand long spaceflights?

space travel, an old human dream, is still no pleasure cruise. it involves major physiological and ψ-chological challenges that researchers are working hard to take up. at the end of ...

Is ventilation the ultimate weapon against Covid-19?

a group of researchers is set to promote the use of co2 detectors in classrooms, cafeterias, offices, factories and other enclosed spaces. their goal is to improve indoor ventilation to ...

DNA’s Histone Spools Hint at How Complex Cells Evolved | Quanta Magazine

molecular biology has something in common with kite-flying brawls. at the latter, all eyes are on the colorful, elaborate, wildly kinetic constructions darting through the sky. nobody looks at the ...

As Time Goes By | PARABOLA

a few yrs ago i had a conversation with a close friend of mine about the experience of watching older films on tv with my parents. i’d be sitting there, ...

Advice on Diagnosing and Treating Bipolar Disorder

q&a with david j. mikloitz, ph.d.professor of ψ-chiatry in the division of child and adolescent ψ-chiatryuniversity of california, los angeles2011 bbrf colvin prize for outstanding achievement in mood disorder research2001 ...

Studying Ketamine’s Rapid Effects to Unlock Secrets for Developing Better Antidepressants

lisa m. monteggia, ph.d.professor of pharmacology, vanderbilt universitybarlo family director, vanderbilt brain institutesci council member2014 bbrf distinguished investigator grant2010 bbrf indie investigator grant2005 bbrf freedman prize for exceptional basic research2003, ...

Accelerating Psychiatric Drug Development

andrew d. krystal, m.d.professor of ψ-chiatryuniversity of california, san francisco1997, 1993 bbrf young investigator grant i ‘ve come to appreciate that there are some primordial flaws in the way that ...

The Inside Story Of TikTok’s Tumultuous Rise—And How It Defeated Trump

getty images (2) one of the realm’s hottest startups, the social media app has faced plenty of corporate drama both inside and outside the company, according to interviews with + ...

Is IBD an underrecognized health problem in minority groups? – Harvard Health Blog

as many people know, inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) is a complex condition affecting the intestine, which is the pt of the digestive tract that helps digest food and remove wata, ...

Sickle cell disease in newborns and children: What families should know and do – Harvard Health Blog

if you’ve learned that yr newborn or young child has sickle cell disease, you — and other family members and friends — may ‘ve many ?s. these dys, most cases ...

22 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts on Sale Now

picking out the perfect mother’s dy gift is hard. if yr momma is anything like mine, she always says, “i don’t need anything,” or “just get me a card.” those ...

Evading the uncertainty principle in quantum physics: New technique gets around 100-year-old rule of quantum physics for the first time

the uncertainty principle, 1st introduced by werner heisenberg in the l8 1920’s, is a primordial concept of quantum mechanics. in the quantum realm, pprimordialisms like the electrons that power all ...

The NYPD’s Robot Dog Was a Really Bad Idea: Here’s What Went Wrong

last yr the new york city police deptment (nypd) began leasing a ca9like robot—a spot model from boston dynamics that the deptment nicknamed digidog. officers deployed the robot in just ...

Failure of Genetic Therapies for Huntington’s Devastates Community

two pharmaceutical companies ‘ve halted clinical trials of gene-targeting therapies for huntington’s disease (hd), folloing the drugs’ disappointing performance. researchers had hoped that the treatments—known as antisense oligonucleotides (asos)—’d be ...

The Pursuit of Resilience

in summer of 2020, in the throes of the global covid-19 pandemic, researchers at the centers for disease control and prevention surveyed + than 5,000 adults in the u.s. and ...

1 in 4 U.S. Teens Has Had a Concussion

by steven reinberghealthdy reprter wed, may 5, 2021 (healthdy news) — nearly one in 4 american teens has suffered at least one concussion, according to new research. and though + ...

Researchers Read the Sugary ‘Language’ on Cell Surfaces | Quanta Magazine

when pascal gagneux envisions malaria parasites and other pathogens interacting with the surfaces of a host’s cells, he pictures a miniature rainforest with pathogenic pprimordialisms flying overhead like colorful birds. ...

Joe Biden was a boring candidate. He now draws comparisons to FDR

“i’m sick and tired of reading how we’re planning another ‘hundred dys’ of miracles,” griped john f. kennedy b4 assuming the presidency. the sentiment made its way into his inaugural ...

Few Would Fear COVID Vaccines if Policy Makers Explained Their Risks Better

unforeseen safety issues routinely emerge after any new med or vaccine goes from testing in tens of thousands of volunteers to actual public use on tens of millions. so it ...

Coronavirus News Roundup, April 24–April 30

the items belo are highlites from the free newsletter, “smart, useful, sci stuff about covid-19.” to receive newsletter issues daily in yr inbox, sign up here. don’t skip that 2nd ...