In the media
How do you test an Ebola vaccine?
Scientists in West Africa are racing to determine what immunization strategies could be most effective to contain the epidemic.
En busca del secreto del misterioso ‘Códice borbónico’
La Asamblea Nacional francesa autoriza excepcionalmente a un grupo de científicos a analizar uno de los manuscritos mesoamericanos mejor conservados
Human skeleton has become lighter over time
If you compare a chimpanzee’s bones with those of a modern human, one difference will immediately jump out at you. Chimp bones are densely packed with microscopic structures known as spongy bone. Human bones aren’t. That relative lack of spongy bone makes our skeletons lighter and increases our risk of fractures and osteoporosis. But weaker skeletons and more broken bones don’t seem like great evolutionary strategies. So why the change?
Some heart patients do better when the cardiologist is away
Holy heart attack! Researchers have found that certain high-risk heart patients stand a better chance of survival if they go to a teaching hospital when all the cardiologists have left town.
We’re simply having an analogue Christmas time
We’ve found that despite the torrent of phones, tablets, laptops and other gizmos that might be given as gifts, the Christmas holiday has not yet been thoroughly infiltrated by technology – in fact, the households we studied are more likely to switch off. On the whole, the use of technology at Christmas is interesting in that it stops being used.
How we grin to bear it – the science of smiling
‘The curve that sets everything straight” was how comedian Phyllis Diller once described the smile. And it’s true that there’s something charming, trustworthy and disarming about a smile – but this can be misleading. Dig a little deeper and you will understand a much less wholesome side. Because, ladies and gentleman, the smile is one of the biggest fakes going.
Nueva visión de la muerte de estrellas masivas con un estudio de supernovas y estallidos de rayos gamma
Las supernovas o explosiones de estrellas que emiten rayos gamma expulsan más cantidades de niquel que el resto. Es una de las conclusiones del estudio simultaneo de tres fenómenos de este tipo analizados por un equipo internacional de científicos, con participación de la Universidad del País Vasco y el CSIC.
B cells have commandeered ancient viral sequences in the genome to transmit antigen signals.
The Startup Meant to Reinvent What Bitcoin Can Do
A company given $21 million by leading Silicon Valley investors aims to extend Bitcoin’s functionality so it can power much more than just payments.