Making mistakes while studying actually helps you learn better

Antropology
When learning something new, there are instances where trial and error helps rather than hinders, according to recent findings by Baycrest researchers. Contrary to popular belief, when a person makes a mistake while learning, it improves their memory for the right information, but only if the error ...

Honey may reduce injury in children who have swallowed button ...

Medicine
Ingestion of button batteries, which are frequently found in the household setting, can rapidly lead to caustic esophageal injury in infants and children. A new study published in The Laryngoscope found that drinking honey or Carafate® (a cherry- flavored duodenal ulcer prescription) may help reduce esophageal damage. ...

Ukrainian villages still suffering legacy of Chernobyl more than 30 ...

Ecology
Scientists from the Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter and the Ukrainian Institute of Agricultural Radiology sampled cow’s milk from private farms and homes in the Rivne region, about 200km from the site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion in 1986. They found levels ...

As mystery deepens over the cause of Alzheimer’s, a UB ...

Medicine
BUFFALO, N.Y. — For more than 20 years, much of the leading research on Alzheimer’s disease has been guided by the “amyloid hypothesis.” This theory focuses on one of the disease’s most salient traits: the formation of unusual plaques — or buildups of protein — in patients’ ...

An elastic fiber filled with electrodes set to revolutionize smart ...

Engineering
It’s a whole new way of thinking about sensors. The tiny fibers developed at EPFL are made of elastomer and can incorporate materials like electrodes and nanocomposite polymers. The fibers can detect even the slightest pressure and strain and can withstand deformation of close to 500% before ...

Hurricanes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?

Ecology
Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century. While each storm’s transformation would be unique, on balance, the hurricanes would become a little stronger, a little slower-moving, and a ...

The future of eye diseases with artificial intelligence

Informatics
Over the last several years, the prevalence of diabetes in adults in the UK has risen sharply, from 1.4 million in 1996 to more than 3.5 million currently. Experts agree that the increase in diabetes diagnosis will continue in the years to come, reaching 5 million by ...

A laser from a space ant

Astronomy
An international team of astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at the heart of the “spectacular” Ant Nebula. The extremely rare phenomenon is connected to the death of a star and was discovered in observations made ...
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  • How a crowd turns bad news into contagious panic June 20, 2018
    News stories about terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other potential threats become increasingly negative and inaccurate when they pass from person to person, according to a new study. “Society is an amplifier for risk.” The study finds that even drawing the public’s attention to unbiased, neutral facts does not mitigate this contagion of panic. […]
  • ALMA Discovers Trio of Infant Planets around Newborn Star June 19, 2018
    Two independent teams of astronomers have used ALMA to uncover convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit around the infant star HD 163296. Using a novel planet-finding technique, the astronomers identified three disturbances in the gas-filled disc around the young star: the strongest evidence yet that newly formed planets are in orbit there. […]