Researchers plead with EU and UK to leave science out of Brexit battle – POLITICO

LONDON – Senior scientists have urged European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen not to exclude Britain from the EU’s flagship research and development program because of a wider political row over Brexit. A letter to von der Leyen, sent Thursday and seen by POLITICO, is written by the campaign group Stick to Science, and … Read more

Will Russia leave the ISS? Take Roscosmos chief’s words with a grain of salt

You may have heard that Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin recently threatened, yet again, to pull his nation out of the International Space Station program. Several media outlets reported that news last weekend, basing their stories on an interview that Rogozin – the head of Russia federal space agency Roscosmos – gave recently to Russian … Read more

Leave your shoes outdoors, these scientists say

We are environmental chemists who have spent a decade examining the indoor environment and the contaminants people are exposed to in their own homes. Although our examination of the indoor environment, via our DustSafe program, is far from complete, on the question of whether to shoe or de-shoe in the home, the science leans towards … Read more

Hidden World of Octopus Cities Shows We Must Leave These Sentient Creatures Alone

A recently proposed aquaculture octopus farm in the Canary Islands would raise 3,000 metric tons of octopus a year, which means almost 275,000 individual octopuses will be killed annually. My research examines animal minds and ethics, and to me, the phrase “octopus culture” brings to mind Octopolis and Octlantis, two communities of wild octopuses in … Read more

Why Did Vikings Mysteriously Leave Greenland? We May Finally Know The Reason

For the better part of four centuries, Greenland’s southern coast defined the westernmost edge of Viking occupation. Seduced by visions of verdant hills and fertile ground, in the late 10th century waves of Norse migrants set sail in hopes of an easier life abroad. At its peak, the colony’s population numbered in the thousands, spread … Read more

Even Mild Cases of COVID-19 Can Leave a Mark on the Brain, Such As Reductions in Gray Matter

A new brain-imaging study finds that participants who had even mild COVID-19 showed an average reduction in whole brain sizes. Researchers have been steadily gathering important insights into the effects of[{” attribute=””>COVID-19 on the body and brain. Two years into the pandemic, these findings are raising concerns about the long-term impacts the coronavirus might have … Read more

The Science Is in – You Should Leave Your Filthy Shoes Outside The House

You probably clean your shoes if you step in something muddy or disgusting (please pick up after your dog!). But when you get home, do you always de-shoe at the door? Plenty of people do not. For many, what you drag in on the bottom of your shoes is the last thing on the mind … Read more

Even mild cases of COVID-19 could leave mark on the brain

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Researchers have been steadily gathering important insights into the effects of COVID-19 on the body and brain. Two years into the pandemic, these findings are raising concerns about the long-term impacts the coronavirus might have on biological processes such as aging. As a cognitive neuroscientist, I have focused in my past … Read more

Machine learning to predict if you’ll leave your partner – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The life satisfaction of both partners and the woman percentage of housework turned out to be the most important predictors of union dissolution, when scholars affiliated to Bocconi’s Dondena Center for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy used a machine learning (ML) technique to analyze data on 2,038 married or cohabiting couples who participated … Read more

The best way to leave the solar system might be to fly uncomfortably close to the sun

Graphic design of the solar thermal propulsion system close to the Sun. Credit: Jason Benkoski. We’ve reported before on the conceptual mission known as the Interstellar Probe. This ambitious mission would visit the interstellar medium about 1,000 AU away from the Sun. But how exactly would the probe get there in a reasonable time frame? … Read more