What’s causing Australia’s mental health crisis? – with Lenore Taylor
Urgent need to find safe ways for patients to withdraw from antidepressants, survey finds
In the wake of the pandemic, mental ill health is on the rise, putting more pressure on what some say is an already broken system. Editor-in-chief Lenore Taylor and associate editor Lucy Clark speak to Gabrielle Jackson about what’s causing Australia’s mental health crisis, and how to fix itCheck out the full Australia’s mental health crisis series here.In Australia, the crisis support...
3D printed models provide clearer understanding of ground motion
More than 4 million Australians received mental health-related prescriptions in 2018-19 some 70% of which were for antidepressants Despite millions of Australians taking antidepressants each day – using them at the second highest rate out of all OECD countries – there is little high quality evidence on safe and effective ways to stop treatment.The findings come from the latest review published...
EXPLAINER: How come nations' climate targets don't compare?
It seems like a smooth slab of stainless steel, but look a little closer, and you'll see a simplified cross-section of the Los Angeles sedimentary basin.
Biden doubles US emissions cut target as summit lifts climate hopes
This week's climate change summit features lots of talk from different nations about their goals for reducing carbon emissions. But in the weird world of national climate pledges, numbers often aren't quite what they seem.
Newsom launches effort to deal with California drought; emergencies declared in 2 counties
President Joe Biden on Thursday doubled US ambitions on slashing greenhouse gas emissions, leading Japan and Canada at a summit in making new commitments that bring the world closer to limiting the worst climate change.
Japan strengthens 2030 emissions cut target
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday declared a drought emergency in two Northern California counties as he stood on the dry shoreline of Lake Mendocino.
Using exoplanets as dark matter detectors
Japan aims to cut emissions 46 percent by 2030, significantly more than previously pledged, the country's prime minister announced Thursday ahead of a key US-hosted climate summit.
Video: Was your catalytic converter stolen? Here's why
In the continuing search for dark matter in our universe, scientists believe they have found a unique and powerful detector: exoplanets.
Can machine learning improve debris flow warning?
Catalytic converters cut down on toxic car emissions, and, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, they're one of the greatest environmental inventions of all time.
Ground and satellite observations map building damage after Beirut explosion
Machine learning could provide up an extra hour of warning time for debris flows along the Illgraben torrent in Switzerland, researchers report at the Seismological Society of America (SSA)'s 2021 Annual Meeting.
Stress test finds cracks in the resistance of harmful hospital bugs
Days after the 4 August 2020 massive explosion at the port of Beirut in Lebanon, researchers were on the ground mapping the impacts of the explosion in the port and surrounding city.
Researchers show how 'theory of mind' influences advertising skepticism
Research has identified critical factors that enable dangerous bacteria to spread disease by surviving on surfaces in hospitals and kitchens.
Transient grating spectroscopy with ultrafast X-rays
Product marketers should be clear in their messaging to avoid customer skepticism that makes them feel duped, according to University of Oregon research.
'Stickiness' key to better diagnostics and pharmaceuticals
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have succeeded for the first time in looking inside materials using the method of transient grating spectroscopy with ultrafast X-rays at SwissFEL. The experiment at PSI is a milestone in observing processes in the world of atoms. The researchers are publishing their research results today in the journal Nature Photonics.
Finally reclaiming the Florida Everglades is within reach
The 'stickiness', or viscosity, of microscopic liquids can now be measured thousands of times faster than ever before, potentially leading to better understanding of living cells, disease diagnostics and pharmaceutical testing.
California's wildfire season has lengthened, and its peak is now earlier in the year
A historic moment has arrived for the Everglades.
NASA's Mars helicopter makes second flight
California's wildfire problem, fueled by a concurrence of climate change and a heightened risk of human-caused ignitions in once uninhabited areas, has been getting worse with each passing year of the 21st century.
Plastic: What we eat and breathe
NASA successfully carried out a second flight on Mars on Thursday of its mini helicopter Ingenuity, a 52-second sortie that saw it climb to a height of 16 feet (five meters).
Under pressure: Manipulating protein-mimicking molecules with hydrostatic pressure
Take a deep breath, drink a glass of water, eat a snack. If you do any of these things, it's likely that you are also inhaling and ingesting tiny particles of plastic, as much as a credit card's weight each week. Plastic pollution is everywhere, including in our bodies.
Photoexpansion: Bio-based polyesters hard film
Stimulus-responsive supramolecular structures have emerged as an alternative to conventional ones, owing to their applications in sensing, drug delivery, and switchable memory systems. Now, scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology explore the hydrostatic-pressure response of 'foldamers'—artificial molecules that mimic protein folding—and report a shift in their preferred conformation with...
BioRescue creates four new northern white rhino embryos
Polymers that exhibit their functions by light have been studied for a few decades because they enable device miniaturization, energy saving, and precise signal control. Polymers based on azobenzene, diarylethene, etc. are the pioneers, and many examples of light-driven motors and artificial muscles have been reported. On the other hand, cinnamic acid, which is a constituent of lignin in natural...
How we know whether and when to pay attention
The international consortium of scientists and conservationists working towards preventing the extinction of the northern white rhino through advanced assisted reproduction technologies is pleased to announce that in March and April 2021, four additional northern white rhino embryos were produced.
- 21/4/22 18:36
Earth Day 2021 Poster
International team of researchers identifies cognitive computations underlying human predictive behavior.
Eyebrow: Earth ScienceBody: From big to small, we’re all connected. This year’s Earth Day poster was inspired by the beauty and importance of the honey bee. Contributions by Citizen Scientists have helped beekeepers make more informed decisions.