Save 30% on the Osmo educational games system on Prime Day

Osmo little genius starter kit.

Osmo is an award-winning educational games system for iPad and Amazon Fire tablets and it’s discounted for Prime Day. It turns screen time into active, hands-on time with engaging and educational games that have a physical element. Prime subscribers can get up to 30% off on Osmo bundles and add-ons.  Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit […]

See the winners of the 2020 Nikon Small World photography contest

While seeking answers to scientific questions, it’s worth sometimes taking a step back to appreciate the world’s exquisiteness. For developmental biologists Daniel Castranova, Bakary Samasa and Brant Weinstein, some of that delicate beauty is inside a zebrafish. While working in Weinstein’s lab at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., Castranova and Samasa snapped […]

We Need to Connect the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus to Agriculture

A Coronavirus

By Rob Wallace, PhDA new deadly coronavirus 2019-nCoV, related to SARS and MERS and apparently originating in live animal markets in Wuhan, China, is starting to spread worldwide. Chinese authorities have reported 5974 cases nationwide, 1000 of them severe. With infections in nearly every province, authorities warned 2019-nCoV appears to be spreading fast out of its epicenter. The characterization appears supported by initial modeling. The […]

Capturing Heat-Driven Atmospheric Tides on Mars

On Mars, heat from the Sun drives daily changes in temperature, wind, and pressure in the atmosphere. Known as atmospheric tides, these regular patterns play a major role in shaping the planet’s weather. Atmospheric tides exist on Earth as well, but they have a much greater influence in Mars’s thin atmosphere. The details […]

COVID-19 doesn’t have to jump from mother to newborn

During one of the worst periods in New York City’s COVID-19 wave when precautions were observed, babies were unlikely to catch the virus from their birth parent. (Pexels/) When the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, the American Association of Pediatrics and several other organizations recommended that hospitals separate birth parents who were positive for […]

Respiratory symptoms among adolescent e-cigarette users

What The Study Did: Researchers examined the association between use of e-cigarettes and self-reported wheezing among adolescents ages 12 to 17. Authors: Alayna P. Tackett, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link (doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.20671) […]

The power within our gut

How can computational modeling help to better understand and predict when the power cells of our gut fail? Imagine a grid of interwoven power cells capable of constantly generating vast amount of bioelectricity. This might immediately conjure a post-apocalyptic scene from the movie The Matrix, but in fact can actually be found closer to home […]

A new strategy for the synthesis of crystalline graphitic nanoribbons

Credit: Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research New work from a team of scientists led by Drs. Kuo Li and Haiyan Zheng from the Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR) collaborated with Dr. Jing Ju from Peking University found pressure-induced polymerization of 1,4-diphenylbutadiyne produces crystalline graphitic nanoribbons. Their […]

The best DNA testing service is just $99 this Amazon Prime Day

23andme Amazon Prime Day deal

Your genes can tell a lot about you. By going beyond your family tree, you can uncover ancestry markers in your DNA that give you insight into your ancestry and your health. 23andMe is ranked as the best DNA testing kit by many reviewers, and it’s now discounted to just $99.00 for health and ancestry, […]