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Tim Sandle

Editor-at-Large based in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Why the technosphere keeps increasing in size

The space on the Earth is rapidly becoming full of mechanical objects, quite a few of them are now obsolete and classed as junk. The so-called technosphere now weighs some 30 trillion tons.

New approach for treating teens with depression

Washington D.c. - Depression is a growing problem among teenagers as the pressures from schools increases, together with interactions with peer groups and from social media. The rise requires new strategies for treatment by health authorities.

Lower cholesterol rates reported for U.S. adults

Washington - Medical researchers have reported that a decline with the average levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides, and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has occurred with the U.S. adult population.

Shift work sleep deprivation affects the function of the heart

A new study, looking at the effects of insufficient sleep (as might occur with jet lag or shift work), indicates that the heart can be adversely affected.

Patient’s own stem cells used to heal burns

In an important scientific breakthrough a company has devised a spray, based on stem cells, that helps skin to regenerate after it has been badly burned. This is a replacement to skin grafts.

Biotech is advancing the fragrance industry

Biotech has altered the way that perfumes are manufactured, making them more consistent and removing many animal products. New research promises to extend these innovations further.

Alzheimer’s bone and brain connection

In a breakthrough, medical scientists have drawn a connection between parts of the brainstem and problems associated with bone, in relation to Alzheimer’s disease.

Toddler robots designed to understand how children to learn

Interactive learning of machine could help researchers to understand how children learn new words, according to a new study. Evidence suggests children effectively learn new words in same way as robots.

Mark Selby is U.K. snooker champion Special

York - World champion Mark Selby defeated a surprisingly low-key Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final of the U.K. snooker championship, the second most important tournament on the snooker circuit.

Essential Science: Zeroing in on a gene that stops you drinking

A large study has pinpointed a gene variant that suppresses the desire of a person to drink alcohol. The next question is whether the discovery can be used for medicinal purposes.

The answer to why the surface of ice is wet

A mystery of why ice is wet has been solved. Physicists have long been puzzled why, and the answer has come via an advanced optical microscope.

Using advanced technology to make drones more robust

Drones are becoming more commonplace; however, one thing holding back the wider use of drones is the ability of the craft to cope with extreme weather. A university has been investigating how improvements can be made.

Google Translate invents its own language

Google Translate has just got a whole lot smarter. The artificial intelligence platform has begun using a neural network to translate between different languages, and to do so it has invented its own language.

Magic mushrooms help those with cancer face death

A science group are proposing that a psychedelic trip is the optimal way to end life. Here a single dose of psilocybin has been shown to increase the feeling of well-being with those with terminal cancer.

Most astronauts need to wear glasses after return to Earth

Houston - A curious fact: most astronauts returning to Earth need to wear glasses shortly after setting foot back on the planet. The reason has confounded scientists until now.

Scorpion manicures are the thing in Mexico

The latest craze hitting parts of Mexico is to use live scorpions to enliven nail bars and to add the finishing touch to a manicure.

Plastic holes can aid wearable electronic devices

A way to improve the efficiency of wearable devices has been developed. This is based on gold wires being embedded onto flexible, thin plastic film. The wearable devices will be used primarily for health monitoring.

Compound for chronic pain treatment without side effects

The brain’s cannabis receptors can be used to help manage chronic pain, in a way that does not trigger the side effects linked with opioid-based pain relievers or medical marijuana.

Regenerating body parts might be possible

Washington - Regenerating body parts sounds like the stuff of science fiction. However, researchers studying worms that are capable of regeneration, think that a closer understanding could lead to a human being able to regenerate a limb one day.

Study: Probiotics reduce stress and anxiety

A study on animals suggests that increased knowledge about gut health could lead to the use of probiotics to alter the microorganisms of the gut and modulate behavioral responses to stress.
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