TODDLERS WHO USE TOUCHSCREENS MAY BE MORE DISTRACTIBLE

New research highlights some of the effects regular use of touchscreens might have on toddlers.

AFTERNOON NAPPING LINKED TO BETTER MENTAL AGILITY

Taking a regular afternoon nap may be linked to better mental agility, suggests new research.

 
 
 

BREAKTHROUGH DESIGN VASTLY IMPROVES MECHANICAL HEART VALVE

New research may take the current 'gold standard' for heart valves to a new level of reliability. A team of researchers has developed...

NO OVERALL DIFFERENCE IN CONCUSSION RECOVERY TIME FOR MALE AND FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETES

Researchers found female and male collegiate athletes take approximately the same amount of time to recover from a concussion, with...

 
 
 

PALEOCLIMATE STUDY OF PRECIPITATION AND SEA ICE IN ARCTIC ALASKA

A new study in Arctic Alaska has investigated sea ice dynamics and their impact on circulation and precipitation patterns in Arctic...

FINE TUNING FIRST-RESPONDER IMMUNE CELLS MAY REDUCE TBI DAMAGE

Immediately after a traumatic brain injury and as long as one year later, there are increased levels of immune cells called ILCs in...

 
 
 

MOST PATIENTS FIND TELE-DERMATOLOGY APPOINTMENTS SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE TO OFFICE VISITS

Researchers surveyed dermatology patients to evaluate patient satisfaction with tele-dermatology appointments. The team found the majority...

IMMUNE CELLS FOUND IN THE BRAIN ARE BEHIND THE DEPRESSION EXPERIENCED IN INFLAMMATION

Special immune cells found in the brain, microglia, play a key role in the processes that make you feel uneasy and depressed in correlation...

 
 
 

GEFS: SEARCHING BEYOND SEISMOLOGY FOR EARTHQUAKE PRECURSORS

To predict when earthquakes are likely to occur, seismologists often use statistics to monitor how clusters of seismic activity evolve...

ADDING OR SUBTRACTING SINGLE QUANTA OF SOUND

Researchers perform experiments that can add or subtract a single quantum of sound - with surprising results when applied to noisy...

 
 
 

GRAPHENE: INCREASED MARKET PENETRATION BY 2025

Graphene Flagship experts identify key opportunities in graphene commercialisation after a comprehensive three-year analysis of production...

WATCHING DECISION MAKING IN THE BRAIN

Neuroscientists and engineers have developed a system that can show the neural process of decision making in real time, including the...

 
 
 

THE SURPRISES OF COLOR EVOLUTION

Nature is full of color. For flowers, displaying color is primarily a means to attract pollinators. Insects use their color vision...

THE SEVEN ROCKY PLANETS OF TRAPPIST-1 SEEM TO HAVE VERY SIMILAR COMPOSITIONS

Astrophysicists have measured the densities of the seven planets of the exoplanetary system TRAPPIST-1 with extreme precision, the...

 
 
 

FROM FINS TO LIMBS

In a new study an international team of researchers examined three-dimensional digital models of the bones, joints, and muscles of...

NEW ROUTE TO CHEMICALLY RECYCLABLE PLASTICS

As the planet's burden of rubber and plastic trash rises unabated, scientists increasingly look to the promise of closed-loop recycling...

 
 
 

NASA'S ROMAN MISSION WILL PROBE GALAXY'S CORE FOR HOT JUPITERS, BROWN DWARFS

NASA's Roman Space Telescope will conduct a microlensing survey to reveal worlds that are similar to the planets in our solar system....

CHEOPS FINDS UNIQUE PLANETARY SYSTEM

The CHEOPS space telescope detects six planets orbiting the star TOI-178. Five of the planets are in a harmonic rhythm despite very...

 
 
 

NUCLEAR WAR COULD TRIGGER BIG EL NIÑO AND DECREASE SEAFOOD

A nuclear war could trigger an unprecedented El Niño-like warming episode in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, slashing algal populations...

NANOMEDICINE'S 'CROWN' IS READY FOR ITS CLOSE UP

An international team of researchers has developed a new method to better understand how nanomedicines - emerging diagnostics and therapies...

 
 
 



Democrats prep President Biden's COVID-19 aid package with or without GOP

Democrats prep President Biden's COVID-19 aid package with or without GOP

Senate Democrats are preparing to push ahead quickly on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package - even if it means using procedural tools to pass the... Read more ...

Sen. Patrick Leahy, tapped to preside over Trump impeachment, hospitalized

Sen. Patrick Leahy, tapped to preside over Trump impeachment, hospitalized

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the lawmaker tapped to preside over President Trump's impeachment trial, has been hospitalized, according to multiple... Read more ...

Rand Paul: Impeaching Trump 'antithesis of unity'

Rand Paul: Impeaching Trump 'antithesis of unity'

Senators will take an oath Tuesday to ensure "impartial justice" as jurors in Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial, proceedings that will test Republican loyalty to the... Read more ...

Biden administration to boost vaccine supply next week

Biden administration to boost vaccine supply next week

The Biden administration is giving states an approximately 17% boost in vaccine next week following complaints around the U.S. of severe shortages. Read more ...

Judge Bars Biden From Enforcing 100-day Deportation Ban

Judge Bars Biden From Enforcing 100-day Deportation Ban

Texas sued to block President Joe Biden from pausing most deportations for 100 days. Read more ...

Target employees receiving $500-plus in pandemic bonuses

Target employees receiving $500-plus in pandemic bonuses

That includes $500 bonuses to hourly team members and between $1,000 and $2,000 for store directors, executive team leaders and distribution center leaders. Read more ...

A crocheted Bernie Sanders doll raised more than $40K for charity in an...

A crocheted Bernie Sanders doll raised more than $40K for charity in an online auction

A handmade crocheted doll inspired by the viral inauguration meme of Sen. Bernie Sanders raised more than $40,000 for Meals on Wheels America when it was sold in an online... Read more ...

DOJ rescinds 'zero tolerance' immigration rule

DOJ rescinds 'zero tolerance' immigration rule

The Justice Department has rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a "zero tolerance" enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which... Read more ...

Putin tells Biden in first phone talks that normalization of Russian-US...

Putin tells Biden in first phone talks that normalization of Russian-US relations would benefit everyone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden held their first phone call on Tuesday, discussing options to prolong the New START treaty, cooperation in battling... Read more ...

Only 5 GOP Senators Vote to Proceed With Trump Trial

Only 5 GOP Senators Vote to Proceed With Trump Trial

Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday against moving forward with Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial, making clear a conviction of the former president... Read more ...