Zika Virus: Mosquitoes and Travel Patterns Will Determine Spread of Virus

On January 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that Zika virus, a mosquito-borne infection, was “spreading explosively,”... Read more

CRISPR/Cas9 Brings Hope for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Treatment

Advances in gene editing technology have spurred considerable progress towards a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Although... Read more

Why We Should Learn to Love All Insects – Not Just the Ones That Work for Us

Insects, which include more than a million described species, represent roughly two-thirds of the biodiversity on Earth. But... Read more

Pulse Oximetry: The Redness of Blood in Patient Monitoring, Health Screening, and Sports Physiology

Pulse oximetry uses non-invasive photon technology to measure the redness of human blood. Oxygen saturation is essential when... Read more

Psychophysics: Translating the External into the Internal

Over a century ago Gustav Fechner propelled psychophysics into mainstream science. Psychophysics today is the core methodology for... Read more

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HOW Are We Related?

A child inherits half its DNA from its mother and half from its father. It follows that information... Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy

Six Energy Records Britain Broke Last Year

Not only was December 2015 the UK’s wettest month on record, but it was also exceptionally stormy. Bad... Read more

Biomedicine & Biochemistry

Explainer: Where Did Zika Virus Come From and Why Is it a Problem in Brazil?

From October 2015 to January 2016, there were almost 4,000 cases of babies born with microcephaly in Brazil.... Read more


Not All Psychopaths Are Criminals – Some Psychopathic Traits Are Actually Linked to Success

Tom Skeyhill was an acclaimed Australian war hero, known as “the blind solider-poet.” During the monumental World War... Read more

Food Science & Nutrition

How ‘More Food Per Field’ Could Help Save Our Wild Spaces

Increased farm yields could help to spare land from agriculture for natural habitats that benefit wildlife and store... Read more

Economics & Finance

Donald Trump: Just How Good a Businessman Is He?

Demagoguery aside, much of Donald Trump’s bid to gain the Republican Party nomination for the presidency of the... Read more

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Sequencing The Traces of Tumor DNA in Blood

A leader in genetic sequencing is betting that it can detect cancer at its earliest stages on the... Read more

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If Being Too Clean Makes Us Sick, Why Isn’t Getting Dirty the Solution?

Today rates of allergic, autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases are rising dramatically in Western societies. If that weren’t... Read more

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