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Chemistry Health and Medicine Neuroscience

New technologies for the brain require ethical approaches to innovation

Judy Illes, University of British Columbia and Jennifer Chandler, University of Ottawa Brain technologies are all the rage these days.…

Chemistry Health and Medicine

Scientists Synthesize Anti-Cancer Molecules in ‘Landmark Discovery’

Harvard and Japanese scientists say they’ve made a “landmark” discovery in cancer drug development. In a new study published Monday,…

Health and Medicine

Ebola survivors can lose their eyesight. What we’re doing to prevent it

Steven Yeh, Emory University; Jean-Claude Mwanza, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Jessica Shantha, Emory University The ongoing…

Environment and Energy

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation – here’s how to make it climate-friendly

Laurie Wright, Solent University We’re all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, plastics…

Environment and Energy

Many plant species at risk of extinction – and we’re blind to danger this poses to life on Earth

Sarah McKim, University of Dundee and Claire Halpin, University of Dundee Up to a million species may go extinct due to human activity according to a recent report, some within…

Environment and Energy Science

Climate Change: Antarctica is losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago

Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Glaciologists from the…

Chemistry Health and Medicine Neuroscience

New technologies for the brain require ethical approaches to innovation

Judy Illes, University of British Columbia and Jennifer Chandler, University of Ottawa Brain technologies are all the rage these days.…

Health and Medicine Neuroscience

Putting babies under general anaesthetic won’t affect their development, new research shows

Michael Vagg, Deakin University Making the decision to operate on a baby or toddler can be complex and confronting for…

Neuroscience Science

Having a sense of meaning in life is good for you — so how do you get one?

Lisa A Williams, UNSW The pursuit of happiness and health is a popular endeavour, as the preponderance of self-help books…

Archaeology

Early-human evolution complicates with the discovery of 2.4-Million-Year-Old Stone

Artifacts found in Algeria  Algeria has changed earlier view regarding East Africa being the cradle of humankind. Actually, the entire Africa was the cradle of humankind. To the untrained eye, the…