There were fewer MIS-C cases during Omicron than Delta

Fewer children had MIS-C during the Omicron wave of the pandemic than the Delta wave and cases were also milder, a new study shows.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
yesterday ~9 min

Four possible consequences of El Niño returning in 2023

From bushfires in Australia to insect-borne disease outbreaks in Colombia.

Paloma Trascasa-Castro, PhD Candidate in Climate Science, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, University of Leeds • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

Targeting cancer with a multidrug nanoparticle

Using bottlebrush-shaped particles, researchers can identify and deliver synergistic combinations of cancer drugs.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~9 min

COVID has increased trust in genetics, study finds

A survey of over 2,000 British adults finds that trust in genetics is high and went up significantly during the pandemic. It also finds that there is a hunger

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~4 min

Small-scale octopus fisheries can provide sustainable source of vital nutrients for tropical coastal communities

Undernourished coastal communities in the tropics - where children’s growth can be stunted by a lack of micronutrients – can get the vitamins and minerals they

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~3 min

How the ‘trolley problem’ applies to self-driving cars

Our existing social contract around driving should apply to automated vehicles, say researchers, essentially solving the "trolley problem."

Stanford • futurity
yesterday ~11 min

Souped up Hall thrusters might get people to Mars

"...essentially, we took the H9 thruster and made a muscle car out of it by turning it up to 11—really up to a hundred..."

Kate McAlpine-Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Stroke risk algorithms don’t work as well for Black patients

Current medical standards for accessing stroke risk perform worse for Black Americans than for white Americans, research finds.

Stephanie Lopez-Duke • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Ice Age effects still show up in crocodiles today

“This is one of the first times Ice Age effects have been found in a tropical species," says José Avila-Cervantes.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
yesterday ~3 min

ChatGPT: Why education should embrace the AI chatbot, not shun it

Some think ChatGPT threatens education, but it might benefit educators and students alike.

Michael Dowling, Professor of Finance, Dublin City University • conversation
yesterday ~7 min