A new method for detecting disease-causing bacteria in food could eventually help keep tainted products from landing on diners’ plates. Read more at NOVA Next.
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posted December 21, 2015 at 4:12 pm
The original Z151 lived in a pond in Lancashire, England. She spent her days the way most microscopic animals of her species do, munching on the pond’s algae and using her eight translucent legs to shamble from one clump of pond scum to another, until November 13, 1987, when a fellow named Bob McNuff scooped her up as part of a water sample. Full Article »
posted December 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm
Here’s a challenge: Close your eyes and then try touching your nose with your finger. Did you do it? Even without using any of the five famous senses—sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell—you most likely found your nose without any trouble. How does this happen? Find out in Eben Bein’s story in the Atlantic.
posted December 11, 2015 at 2:49 pm
While honey has been used as a natural remedy for millennia, its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are increasingly embraced by conventional medicine, especially in light of recent studies suggesting honey can fight antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Kendra Pierre-Louis reports at Motherboard.
posted December 11, 2015 at 1:03 pm
Neuroscientists have known since the 1960s what nerves tell a person’s legs to step off the curb to cross the street. But until now, they had no idea which hold the person back to avoid getting hit by a car. Margaux Phares reports on NOVA Next.
posted December 9, 2015 at 11:02 am
Can this new technology stop pet cats from killing local birds? Conor Gearin reports in the Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/12/accessories-for-your-murderous-pet/419601/
posted December 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm
We know hypothermia as something that people die from, but can it help save them as well? Margaux Phares reports on NOVA Next.
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posted October 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm
You wake up one morning with stomach pain and chills and assume you have food poisoning from some bad fish. However, over the next few days your symptoms take a turn for the weird. You are still nauseous, but now hot showers feel freezing cold, and your teeth feel loose. You finally drag yourself to the doctor, and after a battery of tests you are diagnosed with ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP). Wait, what? Full Article »
posted October 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm
More than thirty years ago, a Panamanian biologist named Arcadio Rodaniche observed unusual behavior in a rare octopus and tried to publish his observations. Finding his anecdotes and intricate ink illustrations of the creature too unbelievable, the scientific journal rejected his work. Full Article »