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'Mindblowing' haul of fossils over 500m years old unearthed in China

Thousands of fossils date back to huge burst in diversity of life on Earth known as Cambrian explosionA “mindblowing” haul of fossils that captures the riot of evolution that kickstarted the diversity of life on Earth more than half a billion years ago has been discovered by researchers in China.Paleontologists found thousands of fossils in rocks on the bank of the Danshui river in Hubei province in southern China, where primitive forms of jellyfish, sponges, algae, anemones, worms and arthropod...
Tags: Science, Education, Biology, China, Research, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Evolution, Fossils, Hubei Province, Danshui


Slowdown or not, China’s luxury goods still seeing high-end growth

Despite well-documented concerns over an economic slowdown in China, the country’s luxury goods market is still seeing opulent growth according to a new study. Behind secular and demographic tailwinds, the luxury sector is set to continue its torrid expansion in the face of volatility as it’s quickly becoming a defensive economic crown jewel. Using proprietary analysis, company data, primary source interviews, and third-party research, Bain & Company dug into the ongoing expansion of China’s hig...
Tags: Social, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Shopping, Advertising Tech, Government, China, Study, Tech, Research, Economy, Policy, Software, Report, Alibaba


University of Finland research develops device to measure radioactive methane

In Finland, a researcher at the University of Finland has taken a first step towards creating a precise measuring device for radioactive methane. The new method is an optical one based on spectroscopy. Previously, radioactive methane has been measured with accelerator mass spectrometry, involving expensive and huge machines. Optical measuring could be a cheaper and more agile method, methods which have been used before to measure radioactive carbon dioxide but so far, researchers have not reache...
Tags: Research, Finland, Radioactive Methane, University of Finland


The USDA Forced Kittens to Become Cannibals for Research, Watchdog Report Says

It also killed at least 3,000 cats, the report says
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Usda, Research, Onetime


Loneliness in Seniors

It’s no surprise to most of us that loneliness has become an epidemic. In fact, those with mental health issues experience loneliness at an alarming rate. The one group most affected, however, appears to be the elderly , with millions of older adults across the Unites States feeling lonely. Major health risks such as heart disease and dementia often come along with this loneliness. In October 2018, the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging asked a national sam...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Friends, Aging, Happiness, Research, Health-related, Unites States, Preeti Malani, Haiken, University of Michigan Retrieved


Gen Z study: What brands need to know

As Gen Z begin to enter the workforce and surpass millennials in terms of the overall world population, marketers are trying to get a handle on who they really are. With social media being a primary channel of interaction for Gen Z, it’s crucial for us at We Are Social to get under the skin of this audience – what they’re really like, how they form and maintain connections, both online and offline, and understand what is really meaningful to them. We’ve seen the headlines and the studies labelli...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Instagram, Digital, Social Media, Seo, Research, Zack, Consumer Behaviour, Gen Z, Special Reports, Spotify Netflix, Bristol United, Bristol Inverse, Manchester Hyper


Berkeley Lab researchers show sustainable aviation biofuel can be competitive with A1 Jet

In California, a new analysis by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) shows that sustainable plant-based bio-jet fuels could provide a competitive alternative to conventional petroleum fuels if current development and scale-up initiatives continue to push ahead successfully. “Techno-economic analysis and life-cycle greenhouse gas mitigation cost of five routes to bio-jet fuel blendstocks,” published recently in the journal Energy & Environ...
Tags: California, Research, Berkeley Lab, Energy Environmental Science, Aviation Biefuels, Berkeley Lab researchers


Karen Uhlenbeck Is First Woman to Win Abel Prize for Mathematics

Dr. Uhlenbeck helped pioneer geometric analysis, developing techniques now commonly used by many mathematicians.
Tags: News, Research, Karen, Physics, Mathematics, Women and Girls, Abel Prize, Your-feed-science, Uhlenbeck


Karen Uhlenbeck Is First Woman to Receive Abel Prize in Mathematics

Dr. Uhlenbeck helped pioneer geometric analysis, developing techniques now commonly used by many mathematicians.
Tags: News, Research, Karen, Physics, Mathematics, Women and Girls, Abel Prize, Your-feed-science, Uhlenbeck


How Ultima Thule Is Like a Sticky, Pull-Apart Pastry

Scientists from the New Horizons mission presented their latest findings about the small distant object visited by the NASA spacecraft at the start of the year.
Tags: News, Research, Nasa, Planets, Solar System, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ultima Thule, Space and Astronomy, New Horizons (Spacecraft


Women With Twin Brothers Are More Likely to Face Penalties at School and Work

Research shows they might act more like boys when they’re young, struggling in school, but then face sexism when they’re grown.
Tags: News, Research, Discrimination, Twins, Testosterone, Women and Girls, Education (K-12


Slovenia’s BioApp to become research focal point for developing smart biomass materials with Italy

In Slovenia, ERDF-funded BioApp platform has become the focal point for research ideas on developing smart biomass materials in the cross-border region of Slovenia and Italy. The EU produces over 25 tons of plastic waste every year. In response, Slovenian and Italian scientists have joined forces to develop the BioApp platform with funding from the ERDF. Biopolymers are innovative materials which provide a sustainable alternative to single-use plastics, because they incorporate natural mechanism...
Tags: Research, Eu, Italy, Slovenia, ERDF, BioApp platform


Get Ready for March Madness, the 10 Rules of Blogging, How Color Impacts Your Website, and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Cybercrime Devastates SMBs A majority (58%) of SMB executives are more concerned about suffering a major data breach than they are about a flood, fire, transit strike or even a physical break-in of their offices, according to the inaugural AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. “In today’s digital age, businesses rely more heavily on their intellectual assets than physical properties—bringing cybersecurity to the fore...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Business, London, Linkedin, Research, United States, Healthcare, LexisNexis, ADP, Capital One, Sxsw, Southwest, Right Now, Facebook Instagram Twitter, SMB


Giving Your Baby Peanuts Early On May Help Prevent Allergies, New Guidelines Say

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Research


Get Ready for March Madness, the 10 Rules of Blogging, How Color Impacts Your Website, Managing Business Credit and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Cybercrime Devastates SMBs A majority (58%) of SMB executives are more concerned about suffering a major data breach than they are about a flood, fire, transit strike or even a physical break-in of their offices, according to the inaugural AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. “In today’s digital age, businesses rely more heavily on their intellectual assets than physical properties—bringing cybersecurity to the fore...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Business, London, Linkedin, Research, United States, Healthcare, LexisNexis, ADP, Capital One, Sxsw, Southwest, Right Now, Facebook Instagram Twitter, SMB


High-level switches that control wood formation has applications in biofuels

In North Carolina, researchers at North Carolina State University uncovered how a complex network of transcription factors switch wood formation genes on and off, which has applications for modifying wood properties for timber, paper and biofuels, as well as making forest trees more disease- and pest-resistant. The new study upends ideas about transcriptional regulatory networks inferred from work with nonwoody species, such as Arabidopsis thaliana, a model plant. The study provides an extensive...
Tags: Research, North Carolina, Biofuels, Biomass, North Carolina State University, Wood Formation


High-level switches that control wood formation have applications in biofuels

In North Carolina, researchers at North Carolina State University uncovered how a complex network of transcription factors switch wood formation genes on and off, which has applications for modifying wood properties for timber, paper and biofuels, as well as making forest trees more disease- and pest-resistant. The new study upends ideas about transcriptional regulatory networks inferred from work with nonwoody species, such as Arabidopsis thaliana, a model plant. The study provides an extensive...
Tags: Research, North Carolina, Biofuels, Biomass, North Carolina State University, Wood Formation


Does Calling Depression an Illness Worsen Stigma?

I plead guilty to expounding on the biochemical vulnerabilities and abnormalities in neural wiring of depression to make the case that it is a legitimate illness alongside lupus, breast cancer, or psoriatic arthritis. I thought I was doing a good thing by quoting experts like Peter Kramer, M.D, who believes that because depression can be associated with the loss of volume in parts of the brain, it is the “most devastating disease known to mankind.” My intention, like so many other mental health ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Research, Mental Health, Self-help, Depression, Treatment, Psychiatry, Mental Illness, Stereotypes, Stigma, Joe, Mental Health And Wellness, Brain And Behavior, Mood Disorder, Hahn


6 Good Reasons to Laugh More

It’s been 40 years since Norman Cousins published his classic An Anatomy of an Illness, in which he documents curing himself with a high dose of vitamin C and a continuous stream of humorous films. Since then research has further established the medicinal benefits of laughter, helping everything from Alzheimer’s disease and allergies to backaches and muscle cramping. Following one of his studies on the benefits of laughter, Dr. Michael Miller said he envisioned a time when physicians might rec...
Tags: Psychology, General, South Park, Time, Happiness, Research, Stress, Fun, Humor, Time Magazine, University of Oxford, Baltimore, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Laughter, University of Maryland School of Medicine


How Much Does Getting Into an Elite College Actually Matter?

Certain kinds of students — but not the privileged and the wealthy — benefit greatly from a selective university.
Tags: News, Research, Bribery and Kickbacks, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards


Vikram Jandhyala, Champion of Innovation at UW and Beyond, Dies at 47

Vikram Jandhyala, who built bridges between academia and industry across the globe and at the University of Washington, where he taught and worked, has died, the school said Wednesday. He was 47.In a statement on UW’s website, President Ana Mari Cauce said authorities were investigating Jandhyala’s death as a suicide. He is survived by two sons, ages 7 and 5, who will be cared for by their mother, Suja Vaidyanathan, Cauce wrote.Over the years, Jandhyala worked in industry, as a professor, and a...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Research, Vc, Commercialization, Engineering, Seattle, Madrona Venture Group, University of Washington, UW, Tsinghua University, Milken Institute, Vikram Jandhyala, World Affairs Council


Did Dietary Changes Bring Us ‘F’ Words? Study Tackles Complexities of Language’s Origins

Softer foods from agricultural lifestyles may have changed the human bite, making it easier to form certain sounds.
Tags: News, Research, Bickel, Diet And Nutrition, Agriculture and Farming, Balthasar, Language and Languages, Teeth and Dentistry, Evolution (Biology, Science (Journal, Your-feed-science


Berkeley Lab researchers use learn from beetle to improve cellulosic biofuel production

In California, new research from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) shows how one such beneficial insect common to the Eastern U.S., the long-horned passalid beetle (Odontotaenius disjunctus), has a hardy digestive tract with microbes to thank for turning its woody diet into energy, food for its young, and nutrients for forest growth. These insights into how the beetle and its distinct microbiome have co-evolved provide a roadmap for the production of...
Tags: California, Research, Berkeley Lab


Researchers Found a Way to Extract Detailed Slo-Mo Videos From a Single Blurry Photo

The Phantom high-speed cameras used by YouTube channels like The Slow Mo Guys to capture mesmerizing slow-motion footage are obscenely expensive. But soon, thanks to a new technique that can extract slo-mo videos from a single photo, the smartphone in your pocket could outperform even a high-speed camera that costs…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Research, Smartphones, Harvard, Slow Motion, High Speed Photography, EPFL, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Slo Mo, Virtual Frame Technique


Eat up! This robot is built to feed dinner to people who can’t feed themselves

Engineers have developed a robot that can feed people dinner. Powered by an artificial intelligence algorithm, the system detects pieces of food on a plate, stabs them with a fork, and transports the morsels to a person’s mouth. The post Eat up! This robot is built to feed dinner to people who can’t feed themselves appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Research, Artificial Intelligence, Disability, Robotics, Emerging Tech


Scientists discover a strange shape that blocks almost all sound

Called an “acoustic meta-material,” the shape was developed based on a mathematically modeled design that enables it to cancel up to 94 percent of sound by reflecting certain frequencies back to their source. The post Scientists discover a strange shape that blocks almost all sound appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Research, Silence, Sound, Acoustics, Emerging Tech, Metamaterial


US Clean Energy Jobs Grow 3.6% to Nearly 3.3 Million

In Washington, nearly 3.3 million Americans now work in clean energy, according to a new analysis of energy jobs data by the national nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). Across the country, nearly every state saw an increase in clean energy jobs in 2018, combining to add about 110,000 net new jobs for a growth rate of 3.6 percent. Overall, clean energy jobs totaled more than 3.26 million at the end of 2018, growing despite the impact of the Trump administration’s tarif...
Tags: Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Massachusetts, US, America, Research, Tesla, Nevada, Department Of Energy, Trump, U S Energy, E2, Bob Keefe, US Clean Energy Jobs Grow


University of Groningen researchers discover new glycocin that could be future biofuel feedstock

In the Netherlands, University of Groningen microbiologists and their colleagues from Lithuania have discovered a new glycocin, a small antimicrobial peptide with a sugar group attached, which is produced by a thermophilic bacterium and is stable at relatively high temperatures. They also succeeded in transferring the genes required to produce this glycocin to an E. coli bacterium. This makes it easier to produce and investigate this compound, which could potentially be used in biofuel productio...
Tags: Research, Lithuania, University of Groningen, Netherlands University of Groningen


The Litigation Finance Survey Report: Check Out Our Findings [Sponsored]

A detailed and sometimes surprising portrait of the ongoing dynamics of the practice.
Tags: Law, Research, Surveys, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Litigation Finance, Lake Whillans