Race to save Bangladesh hound from extinction

The rare Sarail hound is a breed on the brink of extinction In a rickety hut on the border with Bangladesh and India, two brothers are among the last local breeders of the Sarail hound, a dog on the brink of extinction. Tall and lean with a powerful chest, pointed ears and bi-coloured fur, the […]

Green energy transition: Early and steady wins the race

IMAGE: Assistant Professor Marta Victoria view more  Credit: Ida Jensen, AU Photo Researchers from Aarhus University have modelled the decarbonisation of the sector-coupled European energy system using very high-resolution data. The results are clear: To reach climate-neutrality by 2050 we need solar energy. And lots of it. What’s the cheapest, easiest way to honour the Paris […]

Incredible vision in ancient marine creatures drove an evolutionary arms race

An artist’s reconstruction of ‘Anomalocaris’ briggsi swimming within the twilight zone. Credit: Katrina Kenny Ancient deep sea creatures called radiodonts had incredible vision that likely drove an evolutionary arms race according to new research published today. The international study, led by Professor John Paterson from the University of New England’s Palaeoscience Research Center, in collaboration […]

Study forecasts advantages and disadvantages for Black patients of removing race from kidney function calculators — ScienceDaily

Race is not biology. As a social construct, race is an unreliable predictor of physiologic variation and a notoriously unreliable marker for biologic differences across populations. To reflect this growing realization, hospital systems and professional medical organizations have started reconsidering the use of race in clinical calculators that estimate how well a person’s kidneys work. […]

Is China winning the new space race?

China has been the only country to land on the Moon for over 40 years – since the Soviet Luna program. Its recent Chang’e missions (1-4) demonstrated that China could not only orbit and land on the Moon, but also successfully operate a rover. On November 24, the Chinese National Space Administration launched Chang’e 5 – the latest in the […]

Association between African American race, clinical outcomes in men treated for low-risk prostate cancer with active surveillance

What The Study Did: This observational study estimates the 10-year risk for disease progression, surgery, metastasis, and cause-specific and all-cause mortality among African American men with low-risk prostate cancer managed with active surveillance. ### Authors: Brent S. Rose, M.D., of the VHA San Diego Health Care System and the University of California San Diego School of […]

Race to save whales in Sri Lanka’s biggest mass stranding

The causes of mass strandings remain unknown Rescuers and volunteers were racing Monday to save about 100 pilot whales stranded on Sri Lanka’s western coast in the island nation’s biggest-ever mass beaching. The short-finned pilot whales began beaching at Panadura, 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of Colombo, shortly before dusk and within an hour their […]

How race and American identity may affect politics

Allegiance and loyalty to your country is highly valued in America, but what if you feel America doesn’t love you back? New research examined whether feeling like you belong in America—or not—affected how members of different races and ethnicities participated in politics. Ray Block Jr., associate professor of political science and African American studies at […]