May 11, 2020

Giant Asian bug poses threat to U.S. (no, not that bug)

Now it's giant gypsy moths coming to destroy America

May 10, 2020

This little piggyback killed my rival

Tree frogs have found a way to trick predators to ignore them, and to track down their rivals.

A better snake bite treatment

An old drug might have a new use as a first-line snake bite treatment.

Electric field in motion

Stanford engineers have build a system that, when scaled up, could charge electric cars wirelessly while they drive.

How come they don’t get sick?

Pangolins might carry a virus, but they aren't susceptible to them. What's up with that?

Death by poop

A Florida lizard ate too much of the wrong stuff ... until it was 80 percent poop.

Statins beat bad bacteria

They don't know why, but taking statins improves the composition of obese people's gut bacteria.

May 7, 2020

Consumption function junction

Now we know why the TB vaccine does a lot more for newborns — and it could save millions of lives.

Today’s science shocker

Georgia State: Junk food makes you sick.

Get me to the church on time

A little religion is apparently good for fending off depression and suicide.

There’s a hole in that system, dear Liza, dear Liza

The closest black hole to Earth was just found, and it's (sorta) visible with the naked eye.

Covid testing, sci-fi style

A new technique for Covid-19 testing would use lasers, AI, and look for atomic-level changes. Whoa.

I don’t see how this could lead to the overthrow of humanity

AI is now better than humans at building AI.

They DON’T move in herds. They DON’T move in herds.

It seems that raptors didn't hunt in packs after all.

May 6, 2020

Meanwhile, in Florida

Why not plant hemp in waterways to clean them up. (Sure, marijuana would work too, but we're just talking about hemp.)

What’s the average airspeed velocity of a robotic swallow?

Insects know how fast they're going, so why not figure out how, then teach a robot to do the same?

“Andrew says not to touch that doughnut.”

Call yourself by name to make better food choices.

Disinfecting masks

185 degrees, 20 minutes. That simple.

Heal the skeeters

A potential malaria vaccine focuses on the mosquitoes, not the humans.

May 5, 2020

I leave it to you to come up with your own headline

Canadian researchers have created an artificial gold tongue for testing maple syrup.

Zoom! Enhance!

With a new technology, life imitates cheesy crime shows.

The next drugs to hoard

Two new drugs seem to help patients with Covid-19. Quick! To the pharmacy!

We love you just the way you are

Spending too much time touching up your selfies is bad for your self image.

Sure, physically they’re healthier

Vegetarians, it seems, are likely to have worse mental health than meat eaters.

This is what happens when you lock researchers away for too long

They decide to program their robot vacuums to act like the Seven Dwarves.

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