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Why it's hard for adults to learn a second language
3 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Why it's hard for adults to learn a second language
A year into coronavirus, we're still counting the dead
Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images A year ago this week, The Verge published our first story about the virus. It was January 21. The first case had arrived in the US. We"d only heard of about 300 cases reported in China and six deaths. We still knew there was a chance ...
4 hours ago
Science - The Verge
A year into coronavirus, we're still counting the dead
Parkinson's meds are hard to grab, so TikTok users crowdsourced a solution
Brian Alldridge's pill bottle design. | Image: Brian Alldridge Stitching together a pill bottle prototype Jimmy Choi's TikTok page is filled with the typical videos of a high-level athlete: clips of himself doing one-armed pushups, climbing ropes, holding planks with weights ...
5 hours ago
Science - The Verge
Parkinson's meds are hard to grab, so TikTok users crowdsourced a solution
Mysterious, 20-million-year-old tunnels in the ancient ocean floor came from 6-foot-long carnivorous worms, a study found
5 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Mysterious, 20-million-year-old tunnels in the ancient ocean floor came from 6-foot-long carnivorous worms, a study found
U of Louisiana-Lafayette mini-satellite zipping around Earth
5 hours ago
Yahoo Science
U of Louisiana-Lafayette mini-satellite zipping around Earth
A New Project Maps the Pacific Coast's Critical Kelp Forests
Using sea charts and satellites, the effort will trace how the kelp beds are changing in response to global warming and commercial harvesting.
6 hours ago
WIRED Science
A New Project Maps the Pacific Coast's Critical Kelp Forests
How Do You Define Electric Field, Voltage, and Current?
And what does that mean for making a little wire LED man light up?
7 hours ago
WIRED Science
How Do You Define Electric Field, Voltage, and Current?
Six Stars, Six Eclipses: "The Fact That It Exists Blows My Mind"
A handful of other six-star systems have been discovered, but this one is unique.
9 hours ago
New York Times Science
Six Stars, Six Eclipses: "The Fact That It Exists Blows My Mind"
Scientists discover how dinosaurs peed, pooped, and had sex, using an all-purpose orifice
9 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Scientists discover how dinosaurs peed, pooped, and had sex, using an all-purpose orifice
New light shed on Charles Darwin's 'abominable mystery'
10 hours ago
Yahoo Science
New light shed on Charles Darwin's 'abominable mystery'
Virus mutations down to chance, in more ways than one
17 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Virus mutations down to chance, in more ways than one
SpaceX is sparring with a Texas oil company to drill for natural gas
SpaceX is locked in a legal fight with a Texas oil company for a plot of land it wants to use to drill for natural gas, according to public records. The 806-acre site in southern Texas sits near SpaceX's Starship facilities, a sprawling testing ground for its methane-fueled Raptor rocket ...
18 hours ago
Science - The Verge
SpaceX is sparring with a Texas oil company to drill for natural gas
Crystal structures in super slow motion
Laser beams are used to change the properties of materials in an extremely precise way. However, the underlying processes generally take place at such unimaginably fast speeds and at such a small scale that they have so far eluded direct observation. Researchers have now managed to film, for the first ...
22 hours ago
Science Daily
Crystal structures in super slow motion
NSAIDs might exacerbate or suppress COVID-19 depending on timing, mouse study suggests
New research shows that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced both antibody and inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice.
22 hours ago
Science Daily
NSAIDs might exacerbate or suppress COVID-19 depending on timing, mouse study suggests
Biden Gets to Work, Vaccine Guidelines Change, and More
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
23 hours ago
WIRED Science
Biden Gets to Work, Vaccine Guidelines Change, and More
An EU parliament website for COVID testing allegedly broke the EU's privacy laws
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The European Parliament is being investigated by the European Data Protection Supervisor after allegations that its COVID testing website didn't meet EU privacy standards. Six members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have worked with data ...
24 hours ago
Science - The Verge
An EU parliament website for COVID testing allegedly broke the EU's privacy laws
A Year Ago I Asked: How Bad Could Covid Get? Now We Know
No one was calling it a pandemic yet, at least publicly. Then came more troubling evidence about transmission, as the US ignored warning signs.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
A Year Ago I Asked: How Bad Could Covid Get? Now We Know
PTSD link to pandemic fears
A new study of 1040 online participants from five western countries explores people's response to the stresses of the escalating pandemic, finding more than 13 percent of the sample had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related symptoms consistent with levels necessary to qualify for a clinical diagnosis. ...
1 day ago
Science Daily
PTSD link to pandemic fears
Cargo delivery by polymers
Degradable, bio-based polymers offer options for chemical recycling, and they can be a tool to store and release useful molecules. Scientists have developed a class of sugar-based polymers that are degradable through acid hydrolysis. The researchers also integrated 'cargo' molecules in the polymer, which ...
1 day ago
Science Daily
Cargo delivery by polymers
The Coronavirus Kills Mink. They May Get a Vaccine.
The pandemic has been a powerful reminder that there is no clear barrier between viruses affecting animals and people.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
The Coronavirus Kills Mink. They May Get a Vaccine.
Covid-19 Kept Tourists Away. Why Did These Seabirds Miss Them?
When travel restrictions stopped bird-watchers from visiting a Swedish island, hidden ecosystem dynamics were revealed.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Covid-19 Kept Tourists Away. Why Did These Seabirds Miss Them?
Rhesus macaques develop promising immune response to SARS-CoV-2
In a promising result for the success of vaccines against COVID-19, rhesus macaque monkeys infected with the human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 developed protective immune responses that might be reproduced with a vaccine.
1 day ago
Science Daily
Rhesus macaques develop promising immune response to SARS-CoV-2
COVID lockdown loneliness linked to more depressive symptoms in older adults
Loneliness in adults aged 50 and over during the COVID-19 lockdown was linked to worsening depressive and other mental health symptoms, according to a large-scale online study.
1 day ago
Science Daily
COVID lockdown loneliness linked to more depressive symptoms in older adults
President Biden to use Defense Production Act for masks, vaccines
Photo by Carlos Tischler / Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images President Joe Biden will direct federal agencies to use the Defense Production Act to ramp up the supply of masks, testing kits, and vaccine materials. The action is part of a blitz of executive orders Biden ...
1 day ago
Science - The Verge
President Biden to use Defense Production Act for masks, vaccines
Is This a Fossilized Lair of the Dreaded Bobbit Worm?
Scientists say they've got 20-million-year-old evidence of giant worms that hunted in pretty much the most nightmarish way possible.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
Is This a Fossilized Lair of the Dreaded Bobbit Worm?
Earth Has Stayed Habitable for Billions of Years. Exactly How Lucky Did We Get?
It took evolution three or four billion years to produce Homo sapiens. If the climate had completely failed just once in that time, then evolution would have come to a crashing halt and we would not be here now. So to understand how we came to exist on planet Earth, we?ll need to know how [...]
2 days ago
Singularity HUB
Earth Has Stayed Habitable for Billions of Years. Exactly How Lucky Did We Get?
These Recharge Rooms Are Helping Health Care Workers Cope
Using voice-activation tech and nature-inspired soundscapes, these space are designed to give medical workers some respite from the Covid-19 front lines.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
These Recharge Rooms Are Helping Health Care Workers Cope
Joe Biden cancels Keystone XL permit
Demonstrators rally near Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. President Donald Trump had recently signed executive actions to advance approval of Dakota Access and the Keystone XL pipelines, undermining efforts ...
2 days ago
Science - The Verge
Joe Biden cancels Keystone XL permit
An Ancient Form of European Money: Bronze Rings, Ribs and Blades
Because the objects had a standardized weight, scientists suggest they were a form of currency used some 3,500 years ago.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
An Ancient Form of European Money: Bronze Rings, Ribs and Blades
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