The best laptop desks for working at home in comfort

Great spaces to work on. (Content Pixie via Unsplash/) Being able to work outside the traditional office is really a marker of how our lives have evolved. No longer are we only sitting at our desks in offices, this new freedom comes with many advantages – like, say, the ability to work full time from […]

Electric eels can supercharge their attacks by working together

Stunning new video footage captures electric eels in the Amazon hunting in groups of more than 100. Deadly packs then splinter off to collectively deliver a supercharged jolt that blasts fish out of the water, a new study finds.  This is the first time such group hunting has been seen in Volta’s electric eels (Electrophorus […]

How Long Will Working From Home Carry On For?

2020 was the year when society as we knew it was turned upside down, with workers ejected from the office and sent home. But it wasn’t a vacation; for the first time in history the whole country was asked to do their job from home, wherever possible. But this wasn’t a situation confined to the […]

Clemson researcher identifies gene teams working in subregions of brain

IMAGE: Clemson University graduate student Yuqing “Iris ” Hang said researchers must know how genes interact in a normal brain before they can look at whether they act differently in brain tumors… view more  Credit: Photo courtesy of Clemson University College of Science and Yuqing CLEMSON, South Carolina – You must first understand how something works […]

Five years on, signs that Paris climate accord is working

In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, the sun rises amid smog during the dry season in Mexico City. Five years after a historic climate deal in Paris, world leaders are again meeting to increase their efforts to fight global warming. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) The forecast for global warming is looking a little less […]

Turn a boring box into a sweet working robotic hand

Achieve greatness with this 13-step cardboard craft. (Storey Publishing/) Excerpted from Cardboard Box Engineering © 2020 by Jonathan Adolph. Used with permission from Storey Publishing. Of all the creatures that have ever lived on this planet, we modern humans are the champions of making stuff. I know, I know: beavers build dams, honeybees create honey­combs, […]

NHGRI researchers are working with patients, families and the scientific community to improve the informed consent process — ScienceDaily

As public interest and expanded research in human genome editing grows, many questions remain about ethical, legal and social implications of the technology. People who are seriously ill may overestimate the benefits of early clinical trials while underestimating the risks. This makes properly understanding informed consent, the full knowledge of risks and benefits of treatments, […]