Scientists Create a Minicomputer Powered by Colony of Blue Green Algae
A research team powered a microprocessor continuously for six months. The seaweed was even delivered in the dark. A research team from the University of Cambridge has managed to run a computer for six months using blue-green algae as the energy source. They used the non-toxic and widespread species of algae Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, is known as the blue-green algae.
Opinion: Measure IQ with Heels & Balls
After 14 years of college and working over 35 years in the mental health and criminology fields, I have seen incredibly interesting research. Like a good joke, I only tend to remember the best ones I’ve heard.
Granholm cuts ribbon on Michigan State University's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
MSU President Samuel Stanley and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm cut the ribbon on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams on May 2, 2022.Andrew Roth. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm returned to Michigan to cut the ribbon on Michigan State University's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, on May 2.
What makes people feel more (or less) inclined to get married? Research reveals that the ups and downs matter.
What makes people feel more (or less) inclined to get married?Brett Jordan/Unsplash. Relationship decisions are rarely as clear-cut as “should I stay or should I go?” Instead, people experience subtle shifts in their commitment that build up over time. For example, what contributes to how serious we are about marrying our partner? Relationship researchers Laura Machia and Brian Ogolsky sought to find out by interviewing participants in stable relationships. During each of eight monthly interviews, 464 participants indicated how serious their relationship was by rating how likely it was they’d marry their current partner – “0% if they were certain they would never marry their partner or never thought about marriage, and 100% if they were certain they would marry their partner in the future.” Each time their “commitment to wed” percentage shifted from one interview to the next, researchers asked why.
Break ups don't have to leave you broken. Research shows how growth is possible following relationship loss.
Kintsugi is an art form and philosophy that views negative experiences as an opportunity to emerge better off.Riho Kitagawa/Unsplash. Every relationship starts the same way. Full of hope.
Your Brain’s Hard-Wired Bias
Your brain got hardwired to make some automatic choices. These decisions kept humans alive for thousands of years. Save mental energy and allows for quick thinking. Your brain makes predictions about future events, then acts. You only have second thoughts when the expectation of your predictive mind do not occur. (source)
In relationships, "how much is too much?" Research explores how many dealbreakers it takes to doom a couple.
All relationship have problems, but how much is too much?Niranjan _ Photographs/Unsplash. Early in a relationship, everyone is on their best behavior. Both partners emphasize their best traits, while carefully concealing their flaws.
Spontaneous Chemistry in Cells May Explain the Origins of Life
Metastatic Melanoma CellsNational Cancer Institute. A surprising, accidental discovery could help answer the age-old question, "Why are we here?" It's a question with both philosophical and literal dimensions.
A Letter to An Unborn Baby
When pondering the future of our world, there is no doubt that we will affect it--perhaps more negatively than positively. In order to give you an idea of what I thought of, I compared it to a letter my friend Sara wrote to her unborn child and a poem I read in chapter two of Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry, where my thoughts are demonstrated with the poem, “No Second Troy” by William Butler Yeats. In his poem, Yeats describes how a character is similar to Helen of Troy because her beauty and power brings about destruction.
NYC's 'Epidemic of Loneliness' Strikes at an Old Philosophy Problem
Feelings of isolation have reportedly skyrocketed in the wake of COVID quarantine.(Nenad Stojkovic/Flickr) NYC health commissioner Dr. Chokshi recently declared "an epidemic of loneliness"
Understanding Narcissism Research
Exploring the present and future prospects of narcissism research. Narcissism is a rapidly growing topic throughout the internet. People want to know what a narcissist is and what the signs are. Narcissism is not only linked to narcissistic personality disorder but it is also tied to personality traits.
The Most Popular Dog Names And Breeds Revealed
10 week old Miniature Schnauzer puppy CaiaPhoto by Katja Rooke on Unsplash. The name you owners choose for their dogs is usually based on their dog's personality and look. Some specific names are common for particular breeds and why owners frequently choose similar names for their dogs.
Sparking Motivation in The Brain
Exploring research on the neuron that is linked to motivation in the brain. We all strive for motivation, from our exercise routine to even getting out of bed in the morning. Motivation is at the foot of everything that we do.
Is it Ethical to Deactivate ICDs When People Get Close to the End of Life?
Near the end of life, decisions about ICD deactivation can cause extreme distress for patients, families and health care staff. Technological advances and clinical trials evaluating implantable cardioverinter-defibrillators (ICDs) have expanded their uses. Around 12,000 ICDs are implanted in patients in the U.S. each month currently more than 3 million people in North America alone are eligible for such a device. Many of these ICDs are implanted in elderly patients which has led to recent discussions about the ethical dilemmas involved in whether the devices should be deactivated as patient approach the end of their lives.
New "Biohybrid" Fish Swims for 108 Days with Human Heart Cells Grown from Stem Cells
Biohybrid Fish SwimmingHarvard SEAS Twitter Acount. I've written previously about the first "pig-human" heart transplant. Researchers hope to one day grow human hearts inside pigs, which can then be harvested for use in humans.
New research shows drinking coffee may offer some benefits
Once and for all, is coffee good for you or bad? The latest research sheds light. Is coffee good for you or bad? The answer to this has been swinging back and forth over the years, but some recent research suggests that drinking moderate amounts of coffee might not be a bad thing.
Do not take the booster shot immediately after an omicron infection
Since the start of this year, the number of omicron cases has steadily increased. It has even managed to infect people who have completed both their vaccine shots. Because of this, a third vaccine or the booster dose came into the picture, which will help prevent any potential omicron infection. But what about the people who have already gotten the omicron infection? Should they, too, get the booster jab?
From lab to table: how the Kaplan Lab is pioneering cellular agriculture
A Kaplan Lab researcher is pictured holding fat that was made by the lab.Courtesy John Yuen. When you think of where your meat comes from, you’re probably thinking of a farm. But here on campus, a group of scientists is creating meat.
Using Olive Oil to Replace Other Fats Associated with Lower Risk of Mortality According to Recent Study
Results from a recent study showed that replacing butter, dairy fat, margarine, butter, mayonnaise, and dairy fat with olive oil was linked to lower risk of mortality. New study shows replacing other fats with olive oil may decrease disease mortality (CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)Marco Verch Professional Photographer/flickr.
Pig-Human Heart Transplants May Be the Future
That's not an insulting rhetorical question. It's a question we'll need to answer in the not-so-distant future. Transplanting pig heart valves has been a common surgery for years, but for the first time, a human received a full "xenotransplantation" heart surgery.