Monday Mania

  • The best Amazon Prime Day deals happening this year
    by Billy Cadden on July 16, 2019 at 3:30 am

    The only place you need to look for the best Amazon Prime Day deals happening on July 15 and 16. […]

  • Lyft’s braille guide to autonomous tech helps the blind become familiar with robocars
    by Rob Verger on July 16, 2019 at 1:33 am

    “The ultimate idea of the self-driving car, for those of us who are blind and low-vision, is it demonstrates pure mobility and independence.” […]

  • Personalised cancer treatments are becoming more common in the UK
    on July 15, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    A UK survey has found that many people with cancer are receiving personalised treatments instead of broad-brush approaches like chemotherapy […]

  • Flood prediction model developed
    on July 15, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    The duration of floods can be determined by river flow, precipitation and atmospheric blocking. Now an international team of researchers is offering a novel physically based Bayesian network model for inference and prediction of flood duration. The model also accurately examines the timescales of flooding. […]

  • Britain makes Alan Turing, the father of AI, the face of its 50-pound note
    by Eleanor Cummins on July 15, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Decades after his chemical castration by the British government and subsequent suicide, Alan Turing, the wartime codebreaker, pioneering computer scientist, and founder of artificial intelligence, will appear on the nation’s 50 pound note. […]

  • NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities
    on July 15, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 7:35 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 21, for the launch of its 18th agency-contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Sunday with prelaunch events. […]

  • Effectiveness of using natural enemies to combat pests depends on surroundings
    on July 15, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    A new study of cabbage crops in New York — a state industry worth close to $60 million in 2017, according to the USDA — reports for the first time that the effectiveness of releasing natural enemies to combat pests depends on the landscape surrounding the field. […]

  • Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia
    on July 15, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    A global study suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought. […]

  • Thirty years of unique data reveal what’s really killing coral reefs
    on July 15, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Coral bleaching is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen from sources like improperly treated sewage, and fertilizers. Nitrogen loading from the Florida Keys and greater Everglades ecosystem caused by humans is the primary driver of coral reef degradation in Looe Key. These coral reefs were dying off long before they were impacted by rising water temperatures. Elevated nitrogen levels cause phosphorus starvation in corals, reducing their temperature threshold for bleaching. […]

  • Dietary quality influences microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa
    on July 15, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Studying the association between diet quality and microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa revealed that a high-quality diet is linked to more potentially beneficial bacteria, while a low-quality diet is associated with an increase in potentially harmful bacteria. […]

  • New ‘Majorana photons’ identified
    on July 15, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Scientists have discovered a new super class of photons dubbed ‘Majorana photons.’ They could lead to enhanced information on quantum-level transition and imaging of the brain and its working. […]

  • Widespread global implementation of WHO’s ‘Treat All’ HIV recommendation
    on July 15, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    A new study shows that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2015 recommendation for immediate treatment of all people living with HIV has become the standard of care across HIV clinics in countries around the world. While most countries have adopted the WHO’s ”Treat All” recommendation, the extent to which these guidelines had been translated into practice at HIV clinics around the world was previously unknown. […]

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