A new recycling process could provide a way to restore lithium ion battery cathodes to “mint condition.” What’s better, this new process only uses half the energy of conventional recycling methods
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Ever notice that we’ve got a thing for round numbers? We like our data neat and tidy.The world of ocean pollution and litter prevention is filled with nice round numbers.
It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries.
There's more to your DNA than your DNA. We are now becoming aware of the epigenome. While DNA controls you, your epigenome may help control your DNA, or rather, it can have an extensive impact on how your DNA is expressed.
I originally published this post on August 6, 2008. Since this article came out in The American Scientist in early 1999 (you can read the entire thing here (pdf)) I have read it many times, I used it in teaching, I discussed it in Journal Clubs, and it is a never-ending fascination for me.
Phototropism, photo by Tangopaso Wie orientieren sich Cyanobakterien im Licht Plants don't always seem particularly charismatic, but hidden from us in their slow-motion and chemical activities are incredible mechanisms that sense and respond to the world around them.
I've written before about ancient diseases of the ice age, but this time I'm going even further back in time, to diseases that were present in the first human-like hominids.
- Jennifer Verdolin - The Art of Eavesdropping: Nature’s silent sniffers, watchers, and listeners - Janet D. Stemwedel - Is it worth fighting about what’s taught in high school biology class? - Jennifer Ouellette - Frost Flowers and Hot Capillary Action - Christina Irvin - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Palauan Mermaids - Jennifer Frazer - Postcards from Rangitoto, Part 2 - Allen Frances - Why Are There No Biological Tests in Psychiatry? - DNLee - Black Studies is not a Course, it’s a Cause.
NEW YORK—At a small gathering in Times Square today, actor Amanda Peet teamed up with the United Nations Foundation* to launch a vaccination public service announcement.
In the flood of information, filters are invaluable - people you trust to pick the best so you can focus on that, only that, and ignore the less important stuff.
Part 5 of a 5-part seriesBy Allen Frances*When the third edition of psychiatry’s manual of mental illness, the DSM-III, was published 30 years ago, there was great optimism it would soon be the willing victim of its own success, achieving a kind of planned obsolescence.
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