Science

  • Popular Science 1 day 18 hours ago
    • You are on a quest to find The Order Stone, which will allow you to save the world.
    • ACA NeoGeo Magician Lord is a sidescrolling, fantasyaction game that can be played with two people.
    • Fight your way through levels as a magician named Elta in order to save the world from a resurrected evil being.
    • You can play with phones, tablets, or computers, so you don't need to buy any extra controllers.
    • It has five party games including a sound effects challenge, an absurd art auction, and a bombdiffusing game.
    • You can play with phones, tablets, or computers, so you don't need to buy any extra controllers.
  • Health News ScienceDaily 1 month 1 day ago
    • But movies and video games don't typically require brain strain, so the excessive movement doesn't manifest.
    • "But kids with ADHD only need to move when they are accessing their brain's executive functions.
    • Of those, 32 had ADHD. Thirty did not have ADHD and acted as a control group.
    • With the math video, they are using their working memory, and in that condition movement helps them to be more focused."
    • The study builds on Rapport's earlier research, including a 2015 study that found that children with ADHD must be allowed to squirm to learn.
  • Health News ScienceDaily 1 month 1 day ago
    • Avoiding continuous dieting may be the key to losing weight and keeping the kilos off, the latest University of Tasmania research shows.
    • In findings published today in the International Journal for Obesity, School of Health Sciences researchers showed in a randomised controlled trial, that taking a twoweek break during dieting may improve weight loss.
    • Those in the intermittent diet group not only lost more weight, but also gained less weight after the trial finished.
    • The intermittent diet group maintained an average weight loss of 8 kg more than the continuous diet group, six months after the end of the diet.
    • "While further investigations are needed around this intermittent dieting approach, findings from this study provide preliminary support for the model as a superior alternative to continuous dieting for weight loss."
  • Popular Science 1 month 1 day ago
    • Here is what the PopSci editors and writers are reading when we are away from our desks.
    • "I'm reading the Dragonlance Chronicles again for the first time since I was a kid—Game of Thrones got me amped for some oldschool dragons.
    • "I've been hearing nonstop that the next book I've got to read is Meet Me in the Bathroom.
    • It turned out to be great vacation reading.
    • Maybe too great." —Amy Schellenbaum Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby by Margot Atwell.
  • Health News ScienceDaily 1 month 1 day ago
    • A prototype device developed by an international team of engineers can sift exceedingly tiny particles from blood samples without having to send samples off to a lab.
    • The device, which combines acoustic cellsorting and microfluidic technologies, could be a boon to both scientific research and medical applications.
    • The system is optimized to sort out "exosomes," biological nanoparticles released from every type of cell in the body.
    • The miniscule size of exosomes, however, makes them difficult to study and challenging to separate from their native biological fluids.
    • This removes elements of blood such as white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.
  • Popular Science 1 month 1 day ago
    • It sent back data until the last possible moment, struggling against the atmospheric forces that would soon vaporize the spacecraft into dust.
    • Then, it was gone.
    • Cassini’s perfectly executed dive last week shuttered one of our few windows to the solar system.
    • But while we mourn our loss, and celebrate the amazing additions Cassini has made to our knowledge of the solar system, many people are hard at work on the future of solar system exploration.
    • Here are some notable plans in planetary science that might fill that Cassinisized hole in your heart.
  • Popular Science 1 month 1 day ago
    • Anker's Karapax line has some new iPhone 8 cases on sale today.
    • It's got a grippy 3D texture and a durable, polycarbonate frame.
    • The company—which is beloved for offering simple, topquality tech goods for cheap—is also offering a rugged option and models for the iPhone 8 Plus. $10.
    • These singleperson bouncers designed with durable, elastic cords and a steel frame and legs.
    • With all our product stories, the goal is simple: more information about the stuff you're thinking about buying.
  • Popular Science 1 month 1 day ago
    • Hurricanes Harvey and Irma set records with their power, and the devastation they left in their wake.
    • Hurricanes can pull water from the coastline; several manatees were left stranded after Irma water drained from Sarasota Bay.
    • Meanwhile, the rivers themselves can be reshaped when storm water cuts into their banks, or when the floods fling rocks and sediments about and carry in trash and branches.
    • Still, there are several Gulf Coast trees that fare better than their fellows.
    • Occasionally, hurricanes do help reefs out by carrying in cooler water, she says.
  • Health News ScienceDaily 1 month 1 day ago
    • The method has direct application on DNAbased drugs currently on the market, 32 drugs in clinical trials, as well as future therapies such as genome editing.
    • The researchers achieved this by using a culture of human liver cancer cells that contain a noninfectious version of the Hep C virus, and drugs that treat Hep C by cutting and destroying its genome.
    • The experts then tested the drugs on the cultures, and examined the impact of each of these drugs on each individual variant of Hep C, to determine which drugs work on which variants, and to what extent.
    • Although these types of drugs are generally highly effective, they are expensive and do not work on all patients.
    • This means clinical trials will be more likely to be successful, bringing new drugs faster to patients.
  • Health News ScienceDaily 1 month 1 day ago
    • They used responses to these questions to assess people's faith in intuition, their need for evidence, and their belief that "truth" is political.
    • Garrett and Weeks found that people who believe that truth is shaped by politics and power are more likely to embrace falsehoods.
    • In this study, a belief that truth is political was the strongest predictor of whether someone would buy into conspiracy theories.
    • Garrett also found that those who rely on intuition to assess the truth had a stronger tendency to endorse conspiracies.
    • These results suggest that if you pay attention to evidence you're less likely to hold beliefs that aren't correct," he said.