Levi-Montalcini was a 31-year-old scientist who had been working at the University of Turin. Despite her father's disapproval, she had trained in medicine, inspired by seeing a nanny succumb to cancer. In 1938, the Italian dictator Mussolini banned
Chondritic meteorites are among the first solid materials to form in the early Solar System. It is commonly thought they delivered Earth's volatile elements based on analysis of the isotopes they contain. However, the abundances of C, N and H in wha
But I am advocating for the Biblical Calendar, and I wanted to give you a little insight into how it works. It would not be at all suitable for commerce, but it is what Heavenly Father would prefer for us to use for spiritual purposes. No doubt about
More than 20,000 people died on American roadways from January to June, the highest total for the first half of any year since 2006. U.S. road fatalities have risen by more than 10 percent over the past decade, even as they have fallen across most of
This effort could be considered to have ran aground in 2003 with the completion of the human genome project, which failed to produce sufficient complexity and information in the ~23,000 protein-coding genes discovered to adequately account for the ex
This so-called 'El Argar' culture, one of the first state-level societies on the European continent, was characterised by large, central hilltop settlements, distinct pottery, specialized weapons and bronze, silver and gold artefacts, alongside an
Eight years ago, in 2013, I wrote an undergraduate thesis entitled 'Prime Numbers and the Riemann Zeta Function'. About three years later, I published a condensed version as an article on Medium, entitled 'The Riemann Hypothesis, explained'.
Although the adiabatic theorem has been refined and improved since Born and Fock's time, its major limitation was that it worked only for the so called pure states but not all quantum states. This means that it could be applied to systems at absolu
Newton's third law tells us that for every action, there's an equal reaction going the opposite way. It's been reassuring us for 400 years, explaining why we don't fall through the floor (the floor pushes up on us too), and why paddling a b
In September 1811, British novelist Fanny Burney discovered a concerning lump in her breast. On the advice of her physician, she underwent a mastectomy in Paris at age 59. But anesthesia as we know it today wasn't yet available, and Burney was awak
Even Noah Webster, that master of words, did not have a name for the terrible sickness. "In May 1735," he wrote in A Brief History of Epidemic and Pestilential Diseases, "in a wet cold season, appeared at Kingston, an inland town in New-Hampshi
In the latest work, Mikio Fukuhara of Tohoku University and colleagues in Japan and Canada propose that these lighter elements can also be produced deep inside the Earth. The inspiration for this idea comes from the evolution of Earth's atmosphere.
A parabolic concentrator focuses sunlight by a factor of 3,000 onto the solar reactor, creating temperatures of 1,500 °C (2,732 °F). Inside the reactor is a ceramic structure made of cerium oxide, which absorbs oxygen from the incoming carbon dioxi
First small-scale demonstration of a full-stack production line.
"With most animals, we can't see what's changing inside the brain as the animal makes decisions. Physarum offers a really exciting scientific opportunity because we can observe its decisions about where to move in real-time by watching how its
Nucana looked to harness the anti-cancer potential of Cordycepin and better equip it to navigate these considerable roadblocks, through what it calls ProTide technology. This is designed specifically to address the shortcomings of nucleoside analogue
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was jointly awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan Wednesday morning for their development of a groundbreaking tool for molecular construction. Since their discovery of a new chemical catalyst over two decades
The Martians of Budapest", sometimes referred to as simply "The Martians" is a colloquial term used to describe a group of prominent Hungarian physicists and mathematicians who emigrated to the United States following the Great Purge of 1933. T
Catalysts are materials that promote chemical reactions without being consumed themselves. Today, catalysts are used in numerous industrial processes, from fertiliser production to manufacturing plastics. Because of this, catalysts are of huge econom
Our brain is always on alert and tends to focus on negativity to protect us from harm. But, no one wants their brain to be on alert and focused on negativity all the time. Did you know you can actually boost "feel-good" brain chemicals that can
In the first few minutes, 10-12 teaspoons of sugar hit your system very quickly since it is in liquid form. The only reason you don't vomit right away from that massive dose of sugar, is because of the phosphoric acid, carbonation, and other flavor
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has chosen to ignore the recommendation of her own panel of medical professional experts that booster shots were not necessary for the vast majority of the population. Walensky has sided with the vax manufacturers and e
What is important is that the combination of the grapefruit peel extract and ascorbic acid is actually quite pleasent to consume. The bitterness offsets the astringency of the ascorbic acid.
Building on insights from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, Rose explains how to see the world in a story to be told that prompts an emotional response or reaction from the audience. Leading brands and top entertainment professionals already und
To make Concretene, liquid concrete sets into its solid form through chemical reactions known as hydration and gelation, where the water and cement in the mixture react to form a paste that dries and hardens over time. Graphene makes a difference by
"It's a bell-shaped curve of disease resistance versus host tolerance," said Floyd (ski) Chilton, senior author on the paper and director of the UArizona Precision Nutrition and Wellness Initiative at the university. "In other words, this enzyme
"Up until now, mainly hydrogen isotopes have been used for tracing the natal origin of monarch butterflies and have provided critical information relevant to monarch conservation. Unlike a radio collar which could tell you exactly where an animal t
Many animals have black markings under the eye that are said to reduce the amount of glare entering the animal's eye, improving their ability to see especially in bright conditions. Athletes also subscribe to this idea, often placing black grease o
My experiences are those of a driver, but I think about how the rides must feel from the passenger's perspective. Based on what some have told me, they feel uncomfortable during entirely silent rides. So I always start with a couple of generic conv
New York, NY, August 11, 2021 - A research initiative led by the University of Haifa-and partners in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea recently revealed deep sea brine pools and related habitat hotspot, including hundreds of deep-water sharks and the