Children of color are hardly ever central characters in sci-fi books for kids.
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Science fiction books can inspire more children to become scientists if authors and illustrators do a better job of depicting characters from diverse backgrounds.
Journalists covering scientific research during the COVID-19 pandemic increased their reliance on preprints.
Preprints are often free to use, making them more accessible for journalists to report on. However, as they have yet to undergo peer review, science journalists take a gamble on their accuracy.
University research has a legacy of doing harm to Indigenous communities. However, a new collaborative project is showing how research can be done in a better and inclusive way.
Harmful research practices have done serious damage to Indigenous communities and created distrust. The Collaborative Indigenous Research Digital Garden is one way to repair that damage.
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo hosts G20 leaders at the 2022 summit in Bali. The agenda items include improving the global health system and ensuring sustainable energy transition among member states.
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As the climate crisis worsens, and after being ravaged by the COVID-19, it is paramount for Indonesia and G20 countries to strengthen global pandemic preparedness and climate action.
The West African coastline is a source of livelihood for millions.
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There is only a single mooring managed by French researchers that monitors the impacts of climate change on West African Canary Current.
The asexual pride flag.
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It’s often assumed that people who identify as asexual are also ‘aromantic’ – that they aren’t interested in forming romantic relationships or aren’t capable of doing so.
Parents exhibit what psychologists call ‘in-group favoritism.’
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If parents prefer to associate with other parents, what does that mean for people who have decided against having kids?
Since 2018, more than 30 states in the U.S. have legalized sports betting.
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Any increase in people seeking help for gambling disorders could overwhelm the nation’s treatment centers, which already find themselves overextended and underfunded.
Red mitochondria in airway cells become coated with green SARS-COV-2 proteins after viral infection: Researchers discovered that the virus that causes COVID-19 damages lungs by attacking mitochondria.
COVID-19 causes lung injury and lowers oxygen levels in patients because the SARS-CoV-2 virus attacks cells’ mitochondria. This attack is a throwback to a primitive war between viruses and bacteria.
Scientists have used author Henry David Thoreau’s notes to inform studies of climate change in eastern Massachusetts.
Journals, museum collections and other historical sources can provide valuable data for modern ecological studies. But just because a source is old doesn’t make it useful.
The circumstances of Bourdain’s death were bound to arouse curiosity.
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Bourdain’s brother, Christopher, has called for the publisher, Simon & Schuster, to halt publication until the book’s ‘many errors were corrected.’
Concussion doesn’t just happen in sports or only in teens and young adults; it affects people of all ages and backgrounds.
Canadian researchers are exploring unanswered questions about concussion: How to diagnose it accurately and quickly, how to predict outcomes and promote recovery, and how to prevent it altogether.
When asked to recall the popular children’s book series ‘The Berenstain Bears,’ many people make the same error by spelling it ‘The Berenstein Bears.’
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People are puzzled when they learn they share the same false memories with others. That’s partly because they assume that what they remember and forget ought to be based only on personal experience.
A major review of the Australian Research Council follows years of concerns about political interference, tedious red tape and inadequate funding.
Funding research is essential to meet future health challenges.
Canadian scientists have made significant contributions during the pandemic response, including vital roles in developing COVID-19 vaccines. But underfunding puts the future of science in Canada at risk.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health is meant to bring forward-thinking nimbleness to health innovation.
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Renee Wegrzyn will lead the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, which is tasked with speeding up how fast basic science is translated into real-world applications.
Open access journals make peer-reviewed research available to anyone interested.
Some open access journals — those that don’t charge their readers a fee — require that researchers pay to publish with them. Removing author fees helps more researchers to publish their work.
Creating a safe space for patients to ask questions and provide fully informed consent could help increase clinical trial recruitment.
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Overcoming the access barriers and biases that underrepresented and underserved communities face could not only improve research participation but also improve care.
Rhesus macaques experience an aging process similar to people’s.
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Nonhuman primates like rhesus monkeys share certain characteristics with people that may make them better study subjects than mice for research on neurodegenerative diseases.
A microscope slide that can diagnose cancer, mapping how what we eat affects the environment, and an effort to track bushfire damage are among the winners at Australia’s leading scientific awards.