Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 28, 2012
'What Editors Want'
What Editors Want is a practical guide to the art of preparing and submitting manuscripts to scientific journals.

Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China
British and Chinese botanists have discovered several new species of nettles growing in the entrance caverns of caves in 0.04 to 3 percent daylight.

Groundbreaking air-cleaner saves polluting industrials
Industries across Europe are threatened with shutdown as European Union emission rules for Volatile Organic Compounds are tightened.

NASA sees Wukong struggling to survive in South China Sea
NASA's TRMM satellite captured rainfall data on Tropical Depression Wukong as it struggles to stay together in the South China Sea.

Study shows early cognitive problems among those who eventually get Alzheimer's
People who study or treat Alzheimer's disease and its earliest clinical stage, mild cognitive impairment, have focused attention on the obvious short-term memory problems.

Stuck in the throat
It is a well known fact that children often swallow things.

President Obama honors MU researcher with National Medal of Science
President Barack Obama named University of Missouri researcher M. Frederick Hawthorne as recipient of the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the country to scientists.

An image gallery gift from NASA's Swift
Of the three telescopes carried by NASA's Swift satellite, only one captures cosmic light at energies similar to those seen by the human eye.

Tumor boards linked to little association with effects on cancer care
There is little association of multidisciplinary tumor boards with measures of use, quality, or survival, and measuring only the presence of tumor boards may not be adequate in determining their effects on cancer care, according to a study published Dec.

56 percent of female university students get drunk in record time
Female university students get drunk -- on purpose -- quicker than their male counterparts, and live a more sedentary life than they do, according to a study by the University of Vigo.

Research by CU-Boulder physicists creates 'recipe book' for building new materials
By showing that tiny particles injected into a liquid crystal medium adhere to existing mathematical theorems, physicists at the University of Colorado Boulder have opened the door for the creation of a host of new materials with properties that do not exist in nature.

Geosphere covers Grand Canyon, deep drill coring, Death Valley, and more
New Geosphere articles include additions to several special issues

Study reports racial disparities in pediatric appendicitis treatment tied to hospital type
Study published in Journal of American College of Surgeons describes the role of hospital type in race-based treatment disparities among pediatric appendicitis patients.

NTU's ground-breaking study warns of more great quakes in the Himalayas
Nanyang Technological University research team has discovered that massive earthquakes in the past have left clear ground scars in the central Himalayas.

Integrative and comparative biologists to discuss latest research
The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, one of the oldest and most prestigious interdisciplinary biological organizations, will hold its annual meeting at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, in San Francisco, CA, from Jan. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to