Meet 15 Women Leading the Fight Against Climate Change
From sinking islands to drought-ridden savannas, women bear an outsize burden of the global—warming crisis, largely because of gender inequalities. In many parts of the world, women hold traditional roles as the primary caregivers in families and communities, and, as the main providers of food and fuel, are more vulnerable when flooding and drought occur; the U.N. estimates 80% of those who have been displaced by climate change are women. Given their position on the front line of the climate-change battle, women are uniquely situated to be agents of change—to help find ways to mitigate the causes of global warm...
Source: TIME: Science - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized Climate 2019 climate change Source Type: news
EMTs in Israel In Need of Lifesaving EpiPens Following Worldwide Shortage
Photo provided by United Hatzalah An EMT in Israel administers an EpiPen to a young girl. There is a worldwide shortage of EpiPens, which is affecting individuals who have severe allergies that can cause anaphylactic reactions. The EpiPen is an auto-injection delivery system that administers a dose of adrenaline hormones which increases the heart rate and blood pressure and reverses the swelling of the airways. In cases of severe anaphylactic reactions, it can slow the allergic reaction and reverse its effects long enough to allow first responders to arrive or for a person to get to the hospital to receive f...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Patient Care Press Releases Source Type: news
The Northern Lights Could Be Visible Across the Northern U.S. This Weekend. Here ’s How to See the Aurora
Parts of the northern United States from Montana to northern New England could get a glimpse of the Northern Lights over Labor Day Weekend, space weather forecasters say. The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are a luminous and sometimes colorful display seen in the night sky. They occur when charged particles from the sun interact with gasses in Earth’s atmosphere. Typically, they are only visible in higher-latitude regions, including Alaska, Scandinavia and Iceland, and even then only in the darker winter months. But a geomagnetic storm predicted for this weekend could result in aurora sightings further sout...
Source: TIME: Science - August 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized onetime Science Space Source Type: news
Inside the Race to Build the World ’s First Commercial Octopus Farm
For decades, my father taught biology at Middlebury College in Vermont. One of his signature courses focused on invertebrates and, as a kid, I’d often tag along on class field trips to the Maine coast. Students would fan out across the rocky shore at low tide and count as many spineless creatures as they could—which, as it turns out, was pretty easy. There were dozens of invertebrate species to be found, including snails, crabs, starfish and, of course, lobster. I didn’t lay eyes on an octopus, however, until I was about 8. My dad sporadically hosted a lunch for his class, to which he brought an assortmen...
Source: TIME: Science - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tik Root Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
CRISPR Gene Editing Is Being Tested in Human Patients, and the Results Could Revolutionize Health Care
It’s only been seven years since scientists first learned how to precisely and reliably splice the human genome using a tool called CRISPR, making it possible to think about snipping out disease-causing mutations and actually cure, once and for all, genetic diseases ranging from sickle cell anemia to certain types of cancer and even blindness. Doctors are plunging ahead in search of ways to use the relatively new technology to start treating patients. In China last November, scientist Jiankui He stunned—and dismayed—the genetic community when he announced he had already used CRISPR, which many believe sti...
Source: TIME: Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized crispr Genetics Source Type: news
These Fossils Preserved in Opal Are a Gorgeous, Iridescent Window Into the Past. Scientists Are Fighting to Save Them from the Black Market
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - August 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Clare Watson / Undark Tags: Uncategorized archeology syndication Source Type: news
How NASA ’s Chris Kraft Conducted the Symphony That Put Men on the Moon
Chris Kraft scared the hell out of me — in all the right ways, yes, but still. During the Apollo program, Kraft, who died at age 95 on July 22, was NASA’s director of flight operations, and later ran the Johnson Space Center in Houston. I first met him in the early 1990s, when I was writing Apollo 13, and I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. I’d heard he was blunt, profane and brilliant and did not suffer fools easily. What I actually found was that he was, well, blunt, profane and brilliant and did not suffer fools easily. During the course of our conversation, he described someone he h...
Source: TIME: Science - July 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized apollo1150 onetime Space Source Type: news
From Waking Up to Planting a Flag on the Moon, Here ’s How the Apollo 11 Astronauts Spent July 20, 1969
The triumph of the astronauts, especially Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, was more than a victory for the United States, but instead a victorious moment for all mankind and no other moment will seem as big until we reach beyond the moon for other planets, other stars. The following is an excerpt from Apollo 11: An AP Special Anniversary Edition, available in paperback and e-book exclusively on Amazon.com. On the eve of history, perhaps men do not sleep well, or perhaps they are not meant to. Before they slept Saturday night, their rest period was delayed an hour-and-a-half because of a pesky communications...
Source: TIME: Science - July 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized apollo1150 Space Source Type: news
Tiny Robots Tackle Big Problems
New research papers published nearly coincidentally highlight a wide range of emerging uses for nanoscale robots in tackling some of the most vexing problems in medicine, and also might offer clues to common methods of controlling the tiny devices. One of the experiments,conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), explored using a microrobot to facilitate precision delivery of drugs to tumor sites. The other,conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, targets hard-to-dislodge biofilms on a wide variety of surfaces, from human teeth to catheters, water lines, and pipes. Simone SchÃ¼rle, an a...
Source: MDDI - July 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: R & D Source Type: news
With NASA ’s Orion Abort-System Test, Americans Just Took a Small (and Very Big) Step Closer to the Moon
It was a modest little rocket scheduled to make a modest little flight, and yet an awful lot of people showed up at Cape Canaveral before dawn this morning to watch it happen. They had good reason to be there. With the flight, America’s planned return to the moon by 2024 moved a small but critical step closer. Easily the most harrowing part of the next lunar flight will be the first, when astronauts climb into their Orion spacecraft at the top of a rocket 36 stories tall, sloshing with more than 5 million pounds of fuel, and ground controllers effectively set it all on fire. If things work as they should, the fire wi...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized abort test Artemis Canaveral moon NASA Orion space Source Type: news
3 Critical Considerations for Evaluating Off-the-Shelf Software for Medical Devices
The rapid pace of technology innovation has led to the medical device sector becoming an integral part of the healthcare industry, delivering benefits such as reduced patient recovery time and lower cost of instruments. Unfortunately, the average time-to-market for a medical device still falls between 3-7 years. Â In order to speed time-to-market, medical device manufacturers form strategic partnerships to leverage commercially available, off-the shelf components and software from vendors, and manufacturers augment their development teams with third-party professional services. When evaluating software vendors...
Source: MDDI - June 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Roger Mazzella Tags: Software & D Source Type: news
New Research Is Focusing on Treating Teens ’ Suicidal Thoughts With Support of Friends, Family
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill U. Adams / Undark Tags: Uncategorized mental health onetime syndication Source Type: news
Death Toll Rises to 15 In Danube Tour Boat Crash
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say two more bodies have been recovered from the Danube River tour boat crash, raising the death toll to 15, with 13 of the 33 South Koreans on board and the two Hungarian crew members still missing. Seven South Korean tourists were rescued after the May 29 collision between the Hableany (Mermaid) sightseeing boat and the Viking Sigyn river cruise ship. A huge floating crane may be able to lift the Hableany out of the water in the coming days. However, the Adam Clark, named after the Scottish engineer who oversaw construction of Budapest's Chain Bridge completed in 1849, was dock...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news
Cochrane's 30 under 30: Anneliese Arno
Cochrane is made up of 13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all. Many of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane as researchers, citizen scientists...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news
Eye warning: Six foods to include in your diet or risk serious problems with your sight
EYE HEALTH is very important and can deteriorate as we get older and there are a number of conditions associated with eye health which can lead to long-term problems with sight. But what you eat can help prevent these problems developing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news