Science and Development

Physically active white men at high risk for plaque buildup in arteries

White men who exercise at high levels are 86 percent more likely than people who exercise at low levels to experience a buildup of plaque in the heart arteries...

Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse

A study of tweets in the months before and after the 2010 passage of Arizona’s “show me your papers” law, findings showed that the average tweet about Mexican immigrants...

Clues to the Innate Drug Resistance of a Cocoa-Fermenting Pathogen

At first glance, the yeast Candida krusei seems as innocuous as microbes come: it’s used for fermenting cocoa beans and gives chocolate its pleasant aroma. But it’s increasingly being...

Women in science ask fewer questions than men, according to new research

Stereotypes suggest that women love to talk, with some studies even finding that women say three times as much as men. But, new research shows there is an exception...

Brain training shows promise for patients with bipolar disorder

Computerized brain training can result in improved cognitive skills in individuals with bipolar disorder, researchers have discovered for the first time. Source: Science Link: Brain training shows promise for...

Catch a fleeting kilonova

Alerted by the first-ever gravitational waves caused by two neutron stars merging, astronomers detect the resulting optical flash. Source: Science Link: Catch a fleeting kilonova

Toward efficient high-pressure desalination

One of the biggest operational challenges for desalination plants is the fouling of membranes by microbes. New research suggests a novel approach to reducing the rate of fouling, and...

Break the attachment before selling your stuff

Ever tried to sell something you’ve owned for a while on Craigslist and found that no one is willing to pony up what you’re asking? It’s because you’re asking...

Chemical treatment improves quantum dot lasers

One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots. In...

Family members play important role in managing chronic illness

Family members often play an important role in managing chronic illnesses, and a family approach may produce more effective, long-term benefits for the patient, according to a researcher. Source:...