- Eye in the sky offers clearest vision of Earth
The world’s latest carbon-monitoring satellite has advanced our understanding of how the planet functions. US politicians should take note.
- Science must examine the future of work
As automation changes employment, researchers should gather the evidence to help map the implications.
- Blue is in the eye of the bee-holder
Flowers have evolved an ingenious way to attract pollinators.
- Give researchers a lifetime word limit
Brian C. Martinson imagines how rationing the number of publications a scientist could put out might improve the scientific literature.
- Epic star collision, asteroid fly-by and journal resignations
The week in science: 13–19 October 2017.
- Bone marrow protein may be target for improving stem cell transplants
A new study has identified an important regulator of hematopoeisis, the process of making new blood cells. Targeting it, the researchers noted, could be an effective way to improve stem cell transplants for both donors and recipients.
- It's not a rat's race for human stem cells grafted to repair spinal cord injuries
More than one-and-a-half years after implantation, researchers report that human neural stem cells (NSCs) grafted into spinal cord injuries in laboratory rats displayed continued growth and maturity, with functional recovery beginning one year after grafting.
- Romance and affection top most popular sexual behaviors
Researchers have published a new US nationally representative study of sexual behavior, the first of its kind to capture a wide range of diverse sexual behaviors not previously examined in the general population.
- Complete remission of brain metastasis of difficult-to-treat tumor
Medical researchers report a remarkable treatment response in a patient participating in a clinical trial of a novel immune-system-based cancer therapy.
- Black hole models contradicted by hands-on tests
Models of black holes that rely upon an assumption made 20 years ago need revision, explain investigators.
- Sea-level rise, not stronger storm surge, will cause future NYC flooding
Rising sea levels caused by a warming climate threaten greater future storm damage to New York City, but the paths of stronger future storms may ... Read more
- Neuroscientists build case for new theory of memory formation
Learning and memory are generally thought to be composed of three major steps: encoding events into the brain network, storing the encoded information, and later ... Read more
- Potential human habitat located on the moon
A study published in Geophysical Research Letters confirms the existence of a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the moon, which ... Read more
- Researchers demonstrate ‘mind-reading’ brain-decoding tech
Researchers have demonstrated how to decode what the human brain is seeing by using artificial intelligence to interpret fMRI scans from people watching videos, representing ... Read more
- As to what ‘smog’ is, really, record should be set straight
“Random House Webster’s College Dictionary” defines “smog”1 as follows: “smoke or other atmospheric pollutant combined with fog in an unhealthy or irritating mixture.” As originally ... Read more