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Science and Environment

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air

Black carbon aerosols—particles of carbon that rise into the atmosphere when biomass, agricultural waste, and fossil fuels are burned in an incomplete way—are important for understanding climate change, as they absorb sunlight, leading to higher atmospheric temperatures, and can also coat Arctic snow with a darker layer, reducing its reflectivity and leading to increased melting. […]

By May 31, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference and Expo SGEM 201

16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference and Expo SGEM 201

Annual International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference and Expo SGEM again call to gather all global minds in one at the most splendid resort of Bulgaria, Albena, from 28 June till 7 July, 2016 to make best geoscientists collaborate, exchange ideas and their scientific experience. The GeoConferences is one of the most successful forums in its field […]

Crowdfunding archaeologists launch campaign to discover first Lindisfarne monastery

Crowdfunding archaeologists launch campaign to discover first Lindisfarne monastery

DigVentures, the crowdfunding archaeological social enterprise, today, 4 March, announces a major excavation to discover the location of the first monastery on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The excavation follows new research by Dr David Petts, Lecturer in the Archaeology of Northern England at Durham University, and a world-leading expert on the archaeology of Lindisfarne, […]

Health and Lifestyle

Seasonal allergies could change your brain

Seasonal allergies could change your brain

Hay fever may do more than give you a stuffy nose and itchy eyes, seasonal allergies may change the brain, says a study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. Scientists found that brains of mice exposed to allergen actually produced more neurons than controls, they did this using a model of grass […]

The importance of standing up at work: New Study finds way to Increase Productivity by 46%

The importance of standing up at work: New Study finds way to Increase Productivity by 46%

Most people have heard the argument that standing desks are good for the body. They help burn more calories, lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.  Now standing at work can even help improve productivity. New research from the Texas A&M Health Science Centre School of Public Health shows that standing desks […]

How Artificial Intelligence Is Being Used to Discover New Uses for Drugs

How Artificial Intelligence Is Being Used to Discover New Uses for Drugs

Deep learning, frequently referred to as artificial intelligence, a branch of machine learning utilizing multiple layers of neurons to model high-level abstractions in data, has outperformed humans in tasks including image, text and voice recognition, autonomous driving and others, and is now being applied to drug discovery and biomarker development. In a study published in […]

Anthropology and Psychology

The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us

The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us

The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch that begins when human activities started to have a significant global impact on Earth‘s ecosystems. Ok… Why I did not know anything about this?  I do not know, but it is never late. I have found out that there are many books about this interesting topic, but my first reading […]

By December 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Radicalisation caused by derailed search for identity, rather than parents

Radicalisation caused by derailed search for identity, rather than parents

To what extent is radicalisation influenced by upbringing and reactions from parents, family and other educators? “Barely, if at all”, argues Micha de Winter, Professor of Pedagogical Sciences at Utrecht University, in the international research report Formers & Families. “A much more important factor in the process towards radicalisation is a young person’s search for […]

By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Nonsense syllables and early memory research

Nonsense syllables and early memory research

In this day and age the study of memory is an everyday occurrence in psychology labs across the globe, and memory research has taken on even more importance now that diseases like Alzheimer’s pose such a threat. But who were the first psychologists  involved in conducting memory research?   Aside from Wilhelm Wundt and G.E. […]

Space and Universe

Cosmic Accounting Reveals Missing Light Crisis

Cosmic Accounting Reveals Missing Light Crisis

Pasadena, CA—Something is amiss in the Universe. There appears to be an enormous deficit of ultraviolet light in the cosmic budget. The vast reaches of empty space between galaxies are bridged by tendrils of hydrogen and helium, which can be used as a precise “light meter.” In a recent study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, […]

Nearby galaxy is a “fossil” from the early universe

Nearby galaxy is a “fossil” from the early universe

Pasadena, CA— New work from a team of scientists including Carnegie’s Josh Simon analyzed the chemical elements in the faintest known galaxy, called Segue 1, and determined that it is effectively a fossil galaxy left over from the early universe. Astronomers hoping to learn about the first stages of galaxy formation after the Big Bang […]

Earth: the Pale Blue Dot

Earth: the Pale Blue Dot

Way back in 1990 the Voyager 1 spacecraft reached a new record for being farthest away from home. It was just about to leave our solar system and head off into space. It was six billion kilometers away and still going, and it still is. At that point, upon a request by Carl Sagan (Pale […]

By September 16, 2013 6 Comments Read More →

History and Archeology

The other day, Dan Nguyen, a big fan of our magazine, wrote us an email telling us that considering our interests, we may like to watch this vide. He was right, so we have decided to share it with you all. The speaker’s name is Eske Willerslev, director at the Centre of Excellence in GeoGenetics […]

Chester is the ‘original city of love’ and it has the romantic relics and legacy to prove it, declare historians

Chester is the ‘original city of love’ and it has the romantic relics and legacy to prove it, declare historians

Historians have revealed that Chester – not Paris or Venice – is the original city of love, and a new campaign has been launched to reclaim the city’s crown.  So Historians are championing Chester as the ‘original city of love’ and will unveil a stunning new collection of romantic artefacts, previously buried inside the vaults of […]

By February 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Invitation to preview ‘The Lost Library of John Dee’ at the Royal College of Physicians from 11 January 2016

Invitation to preview ‘The Lost Library of John Dee’ at the Royal College of Physicians from 11 January 2016

Mathematician, magician, astronomer, astrologer, explorer, occultist, imperialist, alchemist and spy, John Dee continues to fascinate centuries after he first set foot in the court of Elizabeth I. Now, one of the most intriguing and mysterious figures of Tudor England, an inspiration for artists from Shakespeare and Ben Johnson to Derek Jarman and Damon Albarn, is […]

By January 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Economy and Technology

Don’t neglect your clothes or they might give themselves away

Don’t neglect your clothes or they might give themselves away

  Academics at Birmingham City University are working on a connected wardrobe that addresses the problem of unworn clothes by reminding you to wear them – or to give them away to charity. The initiative will create an Internet of Clothes that sees garments tagged using washable contactless technology, known as radio-frequency identification (RFID). Every […]

Sci-net: the self-learning software

Sci-net: the self-learning software

SCI-NET: THE SELF-LEARNING SOFTWARE Educational software gets smarter as students learn Real time data analysis saves teachers huge amounts of time in the classroom 10,000 Year 11 students use the programme, answering 1million questions a week   When the Skynet computer system became self-aware in the Terminator films, things did not go well.  However, a […]

Passengers will soon be able to use low-cost mobile broadband on planes thanks to £300,000 prize

Passengers will soon be able to use low-cost mobile broadband on planes thanks to £300,000 prize

A world expert in antenna and electromagnetics will today predict the widespread use of low-cost mobile broadband services on board planes in the foreseeable future.   Professor Yang Hao from Queen Mary University of London is the winner of the £300,000 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize and will […]

Other Recent Posts

Field guide to the wild flowers of the Western Mediterranean by Chris Thorogood

Field guide to the wild flowers of the Western Mediterranean by Chris Thorogood

I have recently received Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean by Chris Thorogood, more than 600 pages of detailed and accurated information about the Mediterranean wild flowers, with more than 1400 astonishing color photographs. I don’t use to see such amazing luxury editions, but Kew  Royal Botanic Gardens is always surprising […]