The ocean’s role in past atmospheric carbon dioxide change comes into focus — ScienceDaily

The last million years of Earth history have been characterized by frequent “glacial-interglacial cycles,” large swings in climate that are linked to the growing and shrinking of massive, continent-spanning ice sheets. These cycles are triggered by subtle oscillations in Earth’s orbit and rotation, but the orbital oscillations are too subtle to explain the large changes […]

COVID-19 studies should also focus on mucosal immunity, researchers argue

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Anyone who has undergone a nasal swab or saliva test for COVID-19 knows that the virus is most easily detected in the nose and mouth. That’s why, University at Buffalo researchers argue in a new paper, more COVID-19 studies should be devoted to how immunity emerges to SARS-CoV-2 in the mucous membranes […]

Focus on COVID-19 deaths in under-65s for better insights into infection rates

Simply comparing the total number of deaths across countries may provide a misleading representation of the underlying level of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because of large differences in reported COVID-19 death rates in elderly populations in different countries. The research, conducted by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Institut […]

Judges’ decisions in sport focus more on vigour than skill

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Judges’ decisions are an integral part of combat sports, from boxing and wrestling to mixed martial arts (MMA). However, a new study suggests the rate at which competitors fight is more likely to result in judges awarding victory than the skill with which they attack their opponents. The research was conducted […]

Judges’ decisions in sport focus more on vigour than skill

Judges’ decisions are an integral part of combat sports, from boxing and wrestling to mixed martial arts (MMA). However, a new study suggests the rate at which competitors fight is more likely to result in judges awarding victory than the skill with which they attack their opponents. The research was conducted by experts in animal […]

NordicTrack’s connected workout bike puts the focus on competing against yourself

I can assure you that I did not look anything like this while riding the S22i. (NordicTrack/) The pandemic has made going to the gym complicated. Uncertainty about safety regulations and tenuous reopenings have caused at-home exercise equipment to surge in popularity in the U.S., even as we approach the historically calorie-dense holiday season. And […]