Saturday, January 28, 2023

Offbeat: North Korea's 2017 bomb test set off later earthquakes, new analysis finds

Using newly refined analysis methods, scientists have discovered that a North Korean nuclear bomb test last fall set off aftershocks over a period...

Offbeat: Who should Fido fear? Depends on relationship —

As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types...

Offbeat: How the brain decides what to learn —

In order to learn about the world, an animal needs to do more than just pay attention to its surroundings. It also needs...

Offbeat: Millions in danger of food insecurity due to severe Caribbean droughts —

Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the...

Offbeat: Computational model links family members using genealogical and law-enforcement databases —

The notion of using genetic ancestry databases to solve crimes recently crossed from hypothetical into credible when police used an online genealogical database...

Offbeat: Study shows maternal ‘gatekeeping’ plays a role —

A new father's views on his changing relationship with his wife or partner may depend in part on how much support he feels...

Offbeat: Initially threatened by change, people adapt to societal diversity over time —

President Donald Trump recently introduced immigration reforms that would prioritize education and employment qualifications over family connections in selecting immigrants and nominated immigration...

Offbeat: Citizen scientists discover pinhead-sized beetle in Borneo —

How many citizen scientists does it take to discover a new species? A recent expedition to the Ulu Temburong forest in Borneo proved...

Offbeat: Long-term health effects of armed conflict could last years after bombs stop falling...

Living in a warzone is linked with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke among civilians, even years after the conflict ends,...

Offbeat: Kids store 1.5 megabytes of information to master their native language —

Learning one's native language may seem effortless. One minute, we're babbling babies. The next we're in school reciting Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I...

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