Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 21, 2016
Japanese-language MyShake app crowdsources earthquake shaking
UC Berkeley scientists are releasing a Japanese version of an Android app that crowdsources ground-shaking information from smartphones to detect quakes and eventually warn users of impending jolts from nearby quakes.

How does obesity cause disease in organs distant from those where fat accumulates?
Many of the conditions related to obesity do not appear to affect the parts of the body where the excess fat accumulates, but rather to involve body systems that are remote from the fat accumulation. 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