When it comes to economic development, positive change is typically gradual and only noticeable over long periods of time; by contrast negative developments—economic crises—are often rapid and spectacular. This creates a biased narrative that focuses on negative news, while positive trends go unnoticed because they are less dramatic. Amid an atmosphere of deepening gloom about […]
Like many poisonous animals, the African monarch butterfly’s orange, white and black pattern warns predators that it is toxic. Warning patterns like this are usually consistent across individuals to help predators learn to avoid them. However, a recent study shows how a population of African monarch butterflies (Danaus chrysippus) breaks this rule and has highly […]
ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Feb. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CRISPR Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CRSP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on creating transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases, today announced it proposes to elect Doug Treco , Ph.D.
COMPUTING Inside the Race to Build the Best Quantum Computer on EarthGideon Lichfield | MIT Technology Review “Regardless of whether you agree with Google’s position [on ‘quantum supremacy’] or IBM’s, the next goal is clear, Oliver says: to build a quantum computer that can do something useful. …The trouble is that it’s nearly impossible to […]
Washington state reported on Saturday the first death in the U.S. from the new coronavirus, the first health care worker to be infected with the disease, and most worrying, the first known outbreak in a long-term care facility. At a nursing facility in Kirkland, Wash, approximately 27 of the 108 residents and 25 of the […]
One of the many characteristics that set mammals and reptiles apart is the claustrum structure exclusive to the mammalian brain. The claustrum is a thin sheet hidden deep under the neocortex, that receives sensory feedback from all regions of the cortex. Known for facilitating functions ranging from decision-making to the consciousness, the claustrum is hypothesized […]
The cruise ship Diamond Princess was quarantined for over two weeks resulting in more coronavirus infected passengers than if they would have disembarked immediately. Rather the opposite to what was intended. This according to a study conducted at Umeå University in Sweden.