|Editor's Pick of the Best Science Stories of the Week|
This week's highlights in science research include: New screen time guidelines from pediatricians, The dangers of exploding rechargeable devices, Older men clinging to their masculinity, First fossil evidence of right-handedness, and a possible explanation for the curious tilt of our sun.
Pediatricians weigh in on a fraught issue facing parents today: How much screen time is OK? The American Academy of Pediatrics issues new guidelines....
– Newswise Trends
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
Planet Nine—the undiscovered planet at the edge of the Solar System appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the sun, according to a new study....
– Newswise Trends
Dozens of dangerous gases are produced by the batteries found in billions of consumer devices, like smartphones and tablets, according to a new study. The research, published in Nano Energy, identified more than 100 toxic gases released by lithium ba...
Study: Older men adhere closely to an idealized masculinity script that is incompatible with the realities of later life...
– Case Western Reserve University
Men and Masculinities
Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike. Now, flooring could be even more "green," thanks to an inexpensive, simple method developed by University of W...
– University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nano Energy Sept 24 2016
The degree to which other people divert your attention may depend on your social class, according to new findings published in <i>Psychological Science</i>, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science....
– Association for Psychological Science
Remember dropping your milk teeth? After a lot of wiggling the tooth finally dropped out. But in your hand was only the enamel-covered crown: the entire root of the tooth had somehow disappeared....
– Uppsala University
Experts in diet and metabolism have found that replacing low calorie ‘diet’ drinks with water can help increase the rate of weight loss in obese women with type 2 diabetes and improve insulin sensitivity
– University of Nottingham
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Severe 2012 drought could have been predicted months in advance....
– National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres
Study shows no link between appetite and calorie consumption.
Findings highlight problems with health claims made by food industry.
More research needed to see what influences calories intake....
– University of Sheffield
Food and Science Nutrition
Teeth striations of Homo habilis fossil date back 1.8 million years....
– University of Kansas
Journal of Human Evolution
Specific brain regions, including those involved in awareness of self and tendency to ruminate, show altered activity in patients with insomnia when compared to good sleepers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Sc...
– University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand....
– Newcastle University
Journal of Neuroscience