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The Internet is commonly thought of as an amorphous entity that enables file sharing – whether it be photos over Facebook, or actual files via DropBox – across the world in a somewhat haphazard fashion. The popular perception of the Internet contrasts with the the view put forth by Doug Madory, who is the Director of Internet Research at Dyn Research and hailed as “the man who can see the internet.”
Two studies recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) illuminated striking gender disparities in the experiences of academic faculty at U.S. medical institutions. The first study, led by Anupam Jena, M.D., Ph.D. of Harvard Medical School, examined roughly 91,000 physicians appointed to U.S. medical schools as […]
A combination of novel robot technology and ship-based measurements has allowed the National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) to create a 3D map of the only deep-water conservation zone in England (1). The image depicting Whittard Canyon in the Bay of Biscay constitutes the first 3D picture of a submarine canyon habitat […]
Since early 2013, there has been controversy regarding the use of antibacterial soap for everyday hand washing.
Analysis of measurements taken by NASA’s Cassini space probe suggests a global ocean beneath the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus (1). Enceladus, a world covered by a thick crust of ice, has long piqued NASA scientists’ interest because of the unusual liquid water geysers surrounding its south pole. These water […]
A re-examination of a 2001 study testing the efficacy and safety of an antidepressant for adolescents has found that the drug was misrepresented as safe in its report.
Though mind control was once the realm of science fiction, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies recently used low-pressure ultrasound waves to alter the neural activity and behaviors of C. elegans.