129 words Some Blind People Can Still See, And Their Brains Could Help Explain Consciousness
126 words Aphantasia – being blind in the mind’s eye – may be linked to more cognitive functions than previously thought. People with aphantasia reported a reduced ability to remember the past, imagine the future, and even dream
131 words Flawed COVID-19 antibody tests shipped without FDA review. A 60 Minutes investigation has found that federal officials knew many COVID-19 antibody testing kits had flaws, but allowed them to enter the U.S. market.
146 words Less than half of the population would need to be immune to COVID-19 to develop "herd immunity" to the virus. Lifting social restrictions gradually, rather than simultaneously, across populations could help prevent a resurgence of infections
133 words The desires of 90% of Americans have no statistical bearing on the laws passed by US government.
155 words As Millennials Near 40, They’re Approaching Family Life Differently Than Previous Generations
242 words Right-to-work laws lead to increases in economic inequality by reducing the power of labor unions. (Right-to-work laws are prohibitions on mandatory labor union fees for employees).
414 words 35 of the 92 people (38%) who attended services at a rural Arkansas church March 6–11 tested positive for the coronavirus, ultimately killing three
152 words Study finds Vaping may damage the heart just as smoking does.Both vapers and smokers show signs of blood vessel damage, compared with people who do neither.
109 words Climate change and warming seas are transforming tropical coral reefs and undoing decades of knowledge about how to protect these delicate and vital ecosystems
142 words Climate change and warming seas are transforming tropical coral reefs and undoing decades of knowledge about how to protect these delicate and vital ecosystems
156 words A one-time lockdown won't halt the novel coronavirus and repeated periods of social distancing may be required into 2022 to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, Harvard scientists have said who have modeled the pandemic's trajectory
267 words Alpine treeline ecotone stasis in the face of recent climate change and disturbance by fire
163 words New form of magnetic brain stimulation eliminates severe depression within days
336 words Individuals with low psychological well-being are more likely to experience a positive mood change after use of LSD, psilocybin or MDMA than those with normal well-being, new study shows (n=1,967) . The findings suggest that psychedelics could be a therapeutic option for individuals with low mood.
147 words The desire to matter and feel significant among Donald Trump supporters is associated with support for hostile and vindictive actions against the president’s political rivals, according to new research published in the journal Political Psychology
139 words Harvard researchers found a way to correct for signal loss with a prototype quantum node that can catch, store and entangle bits of quantum information. The research is the missing link towards a practical quantum internet and a major step forward in the development of long-distance quantum networks
328 words The Coronavirus did not escape from a lab. Here's how we know.
127 words Crystal structure of SARS-CoV-2 main protease provides a basis for design of improved α-ketoamide inhibitors - Given these favorable pharmacokinetic results, our study provides a useful framework for development of the pyridone-containing inhibitors toward anticoronaviral drugs.
221 words Physicists Just Got The Most Accurate Estimate Yet For The True Size of Neutron Stars. The typical neutron star, which is about 1.4 times as heavy as our Sun, has a radius of about 11 kilometers.