The beauty of a swirl: We continuously reveal the secrets of the heart
SHARE YOUR SCIENCE: The heart is perhaps the most romanticised, and most studied human organ. The blood flow in the heart has fascinated physicians and researchers for decades, and our understanding of the cardiac mechanics are ever evolving.
Did you know that bacteria can hide their antibiotic resistance?
SHARE YOUR SCIENCE: Much like storing military defence equipment without revealing it to the enemy, bacteria can mask their ability to resist antibiotics. This hidden antibiotic resistance can pass under the radar and cause treatment failure in patients.
We have a new and better method for predicting male fertility in cattle breeding
SHARE YOUR SCIENCE: Traditionally animal breeders would select animals based on their physical characteristics, but with advancement of genetic techniques, animal breeders can now select animals based on their genetic makeup.
A strong breeze and chance of storms: How we used pollen to create a wind forecast from 10,000 years ago
SHARE YOUR SCIENCE: Pollen can travel far through the air, allowing scientists who find them to trace the winds of the past. Maaike Zwier writes about her new study from South Georgia, where ancient pollen may reveal shifts in the dominating westerlies.
Older employees are not given as advanced work tasks as their younger colleagues
Employees aged between 50 and 59 have lower potential than their younger colleagues, a new Norwegian study reveals. Age researcher Per Erik Solem disagrees. When you have experience, you can work more efficiently, he believes.
The first Covid-19 cases took infection prevention advice less seriously
SHARE YOUR SCIENCE: What are the differences between those who were first infected with COVID-19 and the rest of the population? If they had less respect for the virus or were less careful with limiting contagion, this may give us a clue as to how we should fight pandemics.
Having a foreign name decreased chances of being called for a job interview by 25 per cent
Using identical fictitious applications, researchers in Norway were in 2012 able to track who was and who wasn’t called for an interview - those with a Norwegian or those with a Pakistani name. But the study raised some ethical issues.
Menstrual capitalism: A lot of people profit from your monthly menstruation
SHARE YOUR SCIENCE: Menstruation presents an endlessly renewed commercial opportunity for period-product manufacturers, who are finding new ways to infiltrate wider markets in an era when taboos are being chipped away. But issues remain that products can’t solve.
A range of different COVID-19 vaccines are already being tested in humans. But how will the vaccines actually work?
SHARE YOUR SCIENCE: At least 200 different vaccines against COVID-19 are under development and more than 20 candidates are being tested on healthy individuals. This gives hope that one or more will give protective immunity. But how are the vaccines designed and are there any obstacles?