1,535 articles mezi dny 1.8.2022 a 31.8.2022

How young people are mapping viable futures

Young people globally are facing unprecedented social, economic, political and environmental challenges related to the restructuring of work, poor access to key welfare services, the decline of democratic practices and the climate emergency.

Scientists doubt that DeepMind's AI is as good for fractional-charge systems as it seems

In their paper published in Science in December 2021, a DeepMind team showed how neural networks can be used to describe electron interactions in chemical systems more accurately than existing methods. A team of researchers from Skoltech, Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, HSE University, Yandex, and Kyungpook National University show in their comment in Science that DeepMind AI's ability to...

Shortening the juvenile period for citrus crops to improve food stability

Citrus represents important commercial fruit crops worldwide. The juvenile period of citrus ranges from 6 to 20 years, seriously hindering conventional breeding and heredity improvement. Furthermore, the selection of ideal commercial and cultural traits through traditional breeding methods is time consuming. Shortening of the juvenile period and early flowering have therefore always been important...

Smallpox vaccines may not protect against monkeypox for life

Researchers say some patients had childhood jab, and HIV infection could erode protectionSmallpox vaccinations may not protect against monkeypox for life, research suggests, with experts saying HIV may play a role in eroding protection from the jab over time.Monkeypox outbreaks are ongoing around the world, with the World Health Organization declaring the disease a public health emergency of...

The people making a difference: the powerchair football coach leading his team to victory

Chris Hammans started coaching the side after his son Lewis took up the sport. Now, after Lewis’s death, Chris is determined to continueChris Hammans’ son Lewis was football-mad. He got it from his father. The two were close. “He was my best mate,” says Hammans, a 52-year-old pharmaceutical production manager from Haywards Heath.Lewis was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, a genetic...

Boris Johnson told to tackle rising energy bills to avoid ‘extreme suffering’ this winter

Ex-chief scientist David King says outgoing PM must deliver fiscal policies to support poorer peopleBoris Johnson should intervene urgently to start insulating British homes and introduce fiscal policies to reduce bills, as further delay will mean more people face “extreme suffering” this winter as energy bills soar, a former government chief scientific adviser has warned.David King said:...

Many in US doubt their own impact on climate

Americans are less concerned now about how climate change might impact them personally—and about how their personal choices affect the climate—than they were three years ago, a new poll shows, even as a wide majority still believe climate change is happening.

Researchers change blood type of kidney in transplant breakthrough

University of Cambridge team’s work could significantly increase supply of organs for people with rarer blood typesResearchers have successfully altered the blood type of three donor kidneys in a gamechanging discovery that could significantly improve the chances of patients waiting for a transplant finding a match.The development could increase the supply of kidneys available for transplant,...