Science and Development

Melting of Antarctic ice shelves set to intensify

New research projects a doubling of surface melting of Antarctic ice shelves by 2050 and that by 2100 melting may surpass intensities associated with ice shelf collapse, if greenhouse...

Study examines concussion-like symptom reporting in uninjured athletes

Uninjured athletes reported concussion-like symptoms in a new study that suggests symptom reporting in the absence of recent concussion is related to male or female sex and preexisting conditions,...

Radboud radio telescope to travel with Stratos II+ rocket again

Stratos II+, a rocket built entirely by students of Delft University of Technology, will be launched again on Wednesday October 14. The first attempt in 2014 unfortunately failed due...

Not in my backyard: Extreme weather perceptions in your neighborhood and beyond

Would you consider your perceptions of extreme weather to be dependent on where you live, how much you earn or your political views? There is a case to suggest...

2015 Nobel Prize in Economics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton Princeton University...

Allergic asthma: Key molecule identified

Allergies are becoming more commonplace, particularly in industrialized countries. In addition to hay fever, allergic asthma is currently considered to be one of the most widespread allergies. Researchers have...

Why being single is much more than handling just loneliness

With 51% of Britain’s population registered as unmarried, half of adult Americans currently unattached, and over half of the households in Paris, the city of love, made up by...

Beauty patch is applicable from skincare to medical patches

Scientists have analyzed the effectiveness of its beauty patch, using a technique for imaging live tissue to demonstrate the patch’s beneficial effects on the skin. Preliminary results show that...

Precision injections of Botox into migraine

Researchers are using a high-precision instrument to inject toxins that alleviate migraine attacks. This means even better needle guidance and user-friendliness. Source: Science Link: Precision injections of Botox into...

Fruit fly pheromone flags great real estate for starting a family

In what they say was a lucky and unexpected finding, researchers say they’ve discovered that male fruit flies lay down an odorant, or pheromone, that not only attracts females...