Nav: Home

Science Current Events and Science News | Brightsurf


Study finds alcohol and tobacco appear frequently in UK reality television
A new study in the Faculty of Public Health's Journal of Public Health, published by Oxford University Press, finds that tobacco and alcohol usage are extremely common in British reality television shows.
Health policies key factor in hospitalization of seniors
Government policy and infrastructure have a substantial impact on hospitalization of older adults, according to a University of Waterloo study.
Terminally ill who request doctors make decisions undergo more aggressive final treatments
Terminally ill patients who request that physicians make decisions on their behalf are more likely to receive aggressive treatments in the weeks before they die, according to a Rutgers study.
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the Seychelles.
Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic
Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna.
ELSI researchers use biological evolution to inspire machine learning
Evolution allows life to explore almost limitless diversity and complexity.
UToledo research links fracking to higher radon levels in Ohio homes
A new study at The University of Toledo connects the proximity of fracking to higher household concentrations of radon gas, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US.
Drug boosts growth in youngsters with most common form of dwarfism, new study finds
A drug that helps regulate bone development has boosted growth rates in children with achondroplasia -- the most common type of dwarfism -- in a trial by Melbourne's Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination
Rice University researchers showed they could boost the efficiency of their nanotechnology-enabled solar membrane desalination system by more than 50% simply by adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate sunlight into 'hot spots.'
Methods in belowground botany
Plant root systems play a crucial role in ecosystems, radically impacting everything from nutrient cycling to species composition.
Emerging device by the fusion of IGZO and ferroelectric-HfO2
Ferroelectric FET (FeFET) is a promising memory device because of its low-power, high-speed and high-capacity.
« June 17, 2019 | Previous

Best Science Podcasts 2019

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Climate Crisis
There's no greater threat to humanity than climate change. What can we do to stop the worst consequences? This hour, TED speakers explore how we can save our planet and whether we can do it in time. Guests include climate activist Greta Thunberg, chemical engineer Jennifer Wilcox, research scientist Sean Davis, food innovator Bruce Friedrich, and psychologist Per Espen Stoknes.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#527 Honey I CRISPR'd the Kids
This week we're coming to you from Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. There, host Bethany Brookshire led a panel of three amazing guests to talk about the promise and perils of CRISPR, and what happens now that CRISPR babies have (maybe?) been born. Featuring science writer Tina Saey, molecular biologist Anne Simon, and bioethicist Alan Regenberg. A Nobel Prize winner argues banning CRISPR babies won’t work Geneticists push for a 5-year global ban on gene-edited babies A CRISPR spin-off causes unintended typos in DNA News of the first gene-edited babies ignited a firestorm The researcher who created CRISPR twins defends...