God’s work, or man’s? Storm-battered Louisianans are unsure

An aerial view of storm-ravaged Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 10, 2020 Daniel Schexnayder has water up to his ankles as he stands outside, surveying damage to his home inflicted by Hurricane Laura six weeks before Louisiana was pummeled by a second storm, Delta. But he still does not believe in climate change. “I’m on […]

Trump’s COVID case could be entering a crucial stage

Early in the morning on October 2, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Only 33 days away from a highly contentious election, the diagnosis plunged the nation into uncertainty. Doctors, scientists and pundits quickly began speculating on what will happen to the president, and the White House has been both tight-lipped […]

Neandertal babies had stocky chests like their parents

Neandertal babies had chests shaped like short, deep barrels and spines that curved inward more than those of humans, a build that until now was known only for Neandertal adults, researchers say. Neandertals must have inherited those skeletal features rather than developing them as their bodies grew, says a team led by paleobiologist Daniel García-Martínez […]

Engineered COVID-19-Infected Mouse Bites Researcher Amid ‘Explosion’ Of Risky Coronavirus Research – Independent Science News

Ralph Baric UNC Gillings School of Public Health-web

by Jonathan Latham, PhD University researchers genetically engineer a human pandemic virus. They inject the new virus into a laboratory mouse. The infected mouse then bites a researcher…..It is a plot worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster about risky coronavirus research. But according to newly obtained minutes of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) of the University […]

How to Prepare for a Management Life Sciences Interview

If you have an upcoming interview for a management position at a life sciences company you’re probably wondering how you can ace it and secure the role you’ve been dreaming of. Preparing for any interview can be challenging and stressful, but when you’re aiming for a management role, it can be especially difficult. Luckily, the […]

Experimenting with Underwater Sediment Slides

Underwater flow slides, which occur when submerged soil destabilizes and accelerates down a slope, can damage or undermine crucial seafloor and hydraulic structures. Flow slides caused by breaching are especially concerning to engineers because they trigger destructive, sediment-laden turbidity currents capable of destroying telecommunications cables as well as pipelines, wellheads, and other offshore […]

Sound machines to help your baby sleep

This inexpensive sound machine features six sounds, including rain, ocean waves, heart beat, summer night, forest, and babbling brook. A five LEDs project stars on the ceiling to help distract your child while they doze off. It’s battery powered, making it easy to take on vacation or even just to the grandparents’ house for the […]

Cnew research on SARS-CoV-2 virus ‘survivability’

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass – such as that found on mobile phone screens – and stainless steel. The research, undertaken at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) in Geelong, […]

Nobel prize in chemistry 2020: Precision genome editing

For the first time, two women share the Nobel prize for chemistry. Their work with CRISPR helped usher in a new generation of precision genome editing. “My wish is that this will provide a positive message to the young girls who would like to follow the path of science, and to show them that women […]