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Counting chemists

There’s a new paper out in PLOS One called A systematic identification and analysis of scientists on Twitter – yay! Being a big fan of science and Twitter, this sounds good. 768 more words


Extremely Positive People Aren't as Good at Empathy.

People with extremely sunny attitudes find it difficult to empathize with people who are recounting a negative experience, according to a study recently published at… 201 more words


Stunning scientific discovery finds that gut bacteria control your brain chemistry, altering moods and more.

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and University of Zaragoza in Spain have uncovered a new way that the community of microorganisms symbiotically living in the human gut may contribute to helping regulate brain chemistry. 606 more words


Experts have spotted so-called “super-groups” of humpback whales

Although humpback whales are not typically known to be social creatures, preferring to swim alone or in small groups most of the time, experts have spotted so-called “super-groups” of the aquatic mammals during three recent research cruises, according to… 464 more words

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New research could lead to restoring vision for sufferers of retinal disorders

Fly brain diagram.

Engineers and neuroscientists at the University of Sheffield have demonstrated for the first time that the cells in the retina carry out key processing tasks. 261 more words


Ostriches existed in India over 25,000 years ago, DNA evidence shows

Based on a DNA analysis of a fossilised eggshell fragment of ostrich, Indian researchers have for the first time found molecular evidence to confirm the presence of these birds in India more than 25,000 years ago. 419 more words


The growing divide between higher and low impact scientific journals

Ten years ago the Public Library of Science started one big lower impact and a series of smaller higher impact journals. Over the years these publication outlets diverged. 454 more words

Richard Kunert