Machine learning uncovers 'genes of importance' in agriculture and medicine
A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century review – sciencey self-help
Machine learning can pinpoint "genes of importance" that help crops to grow with less fertilizer, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. It can also predict additional traits in plants and disease outcomes in animals, illustrating its applications beyond agriculture.
Why I resigned from my tenured position teaching climate science in college
Evolutionary biologists Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein show how human nature is at odds with modern society, in a study soaked in pseudoscienceImagine discovering a fence in the middle of a desert. Not immediately seeing its purpose, you might think: “Let’s get rid of this useless fence!” But are you sure about that? Maybe you’re at the edge of a field of angry wildebeest, and by...
Guatemala volcano erupts but no evacuations yet
Our students deserve a livable future, and they deserve our apology, immediate action and emotional support to navigate a very uncertain future, writes Heather...
Systems approach helps assess public health impacts of changing climate, environmental policies
Guatemala's Fuego volcano began a strong eruptive phase on Thursday, spewing lava and ash in a series of explosions that have not yet forced any evacuations, authorities said.
Ageing the unageable: Researchers develop new way to age lobsters
A team co-led by a Washington State University scientist offers an alternative way to understand and minimize health impacts from human-caused changes to the climate and environment in a new study published in the journal One Earth.
Return of the common cold: infections surge in UK as autumn arrives
Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have identified a way of determining the age of a lobster based on its DNA.
Covid: Cancer backlog could take a decade to clear
After 18 months of social distancing, scientists believe people’s immune defences have weakenedThe return of schools and the arrival of autumn means common colds and other respiratory infections are firmly on the rise, spreading coughs and sneezes, more severe illnesses, and prompting some to report their worst colds ever.According to Public Health England, there is no particularly nasty new...
Research identifies 20,000 missing patients in England - and warns more staff and equipment are needed.