Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Offbeat: Universal features of music around the world —

Is music really a "universal language"? Two articles in the most recent issue of Science support the idea that music all around the...

Offbeat: The difference between an expert’s brain and a novice’s —

When mice learn to do a new task, their brain activities change over time as they advance from 'novice' to 'expert.' The changes...

Offbeat: Data-driven definition of unhealthy yet pervasive ‘hyper-palatable’ foods —

A popular U.S. brand of potato chips once promoted itself with the slogan, "betcha can't eat just one!" Maybe that's because potato chips, like...

Offbeat: Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business —

Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to...

Offbeat: Children told lies by parents subsequently lie more as adults, face adjustment difficulty...

"If you don't behave, I'll call the police," is a lie that parents might use to get their young children to behave. Parents'...

Offbeat: Testing a new method for verification of weapons reduction —

How do weapons inspectors verify that a nuclear bomb has been dismantled? An unsettling answer is: They don't, for the most part. When...

Offbeat: Slower growth in working memory linked to teen driving crashes

Research into why adolescent drivers are involved in motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of injury and death among 16- to 19-year-olds in...

Offbeat: Repetitive impacts key to understanding sports-associated concussions —

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have announced a significant advance in our understanding of mild head trauma (concussive brain injury) and how it...

Offbeat: Researchers find 95 percent of fish species in the deep ocean would go...

Thousands of marine species could be at risk if a new United Nations high-seas biodiversity treaty, now being negotiated in New York, does...

Offbeat: New science blooms after star researchers die —

The famed quantum physicist Max Planck had an idiosyncratic view about what spurred scientific progress: death. That is, Planck thought, new concepts generally...

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