Ten (not so) simple rules for clinical trial data-sharing The authors propose 10 (not so) simple rules for researchers wishing to share data, aligned on the clinical trial lifecycle. The Challenger Expedition - 1872 Report of a BBC Radio episode about the 1872 four-year-long Challenger expedition to investigate the oceans of the earth.
The Era of Planetary Defense Has Begun In their textbook Modern Principles of Economics, Tyler and Tabarrok use asteroid defense as an example of a public good. Food fight: FDA is redefining ‘healthy’ and food industry is pushing back Less saturated fat, less sodium, less added sugar; manufacturers say almost no packaged foods would qualify under the agency’s new rules.
Dinner with Proust How Alzheimer’s caregivers are pulled into their patients’ worlds. Rights of Nature Reach Europe In September 2022, the Spanish Senate in the "Mar Menor Act" recognized a natural entity as a subject of rights – for the first time in Europe.
The next de-extinction target: The dodo The startup Colossal announced plans to bring back the Dodo, a large flightless bird that inhabited the island of Mauritius before it went extinct in the late 17th century. The winners of the World Dataviz Prize 2023 Conducted in partnership with the World Government Summit, the 2023 competition focuses on the past, present, and future of society and governments.
Football Euro: Study shows the impact on Covid-19 infections The impact of the European Soccer (Football) Championship 2020 on the incidence of the Corona pandemic across Europe. Ancient DNA Charts Native Americans’ Journeys to Asia Thousands of Years Ago Native Americans traveled back and forth to Asia thousands of years ago, well before Europeans discovered America.
Oyster mushroom fungus uses nerve gas to paralyse and eat tiny worms More detailed understanding of how oyster mushrooms, a carnivorous fungus, kill their prey to use them as nitrogen source. Hard of Hearing Henry Gee talks about the fascinating evolution of mammalian hearing and the revelation of starting to use a hearing aid himself.
Guinea worm disease reaches all-time low: only 13* human cases reported in 2022 Only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide in 2022. This Neglected Tropical Disease is on the WHO 2030 roadmap to become only the second human disease in history to be eradicated, after smallpox.
Science blogs have been around for at least 20 years and have become an important part of science communication. So are there any fundamental issues that need fixing? Barriers to Entry Blogging platforms are mature at this point, and the technology is not imposing barriers to entry for most people.
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