futurity.org – Understanding cultures as loose or tight clarifies why some countries better responded to COVID-19 than others.
Source: Michele J. Gelfand. Cultural Evolutionary Mismatches in Response to Collective Threat. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2021.
futurity.org – New research finds that as you shift your gaze, you experience brief periods where vision is supressed and you're essentially blind.
Source: Janis Intoy, Naghmeh Mostofi, Michele Rucci. Fast and nonuniform dynamics of perisaccadic vision in the central fovea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021.
technologyreview.com – The aim was to stop the variant's spread, but these bans look like too little, too late.
Source: Smriti Mallapaty. Omicron-variant border bans ignore the evidence, say scientists. Nature, 2021.
nbcnews.com – The “blastoids” provide an efficient, ethical way to study human development and pursue biomedical discoveries in fertility and contraception.
Source: Harunobu Kagawa, et al. Human blastoids model blastocyst development and implantation. Nature, 2021.
nytimes.com – The saltier Atlantic broke through layers of ice and freshwater, contributing to the Arctic’s warming.
Source: Tommaso Tesi, et al. Rapid Atlantification along the Fram Strait at the beginning of the 20th century. Science Advances, 2021.
zmescience.com – Scientists never thought such a mineral could be found at the planet's surface.
Source: Oliver Tschauner, et al. Discovery of davemaoite, CaSiO 3 -perovskite, as a mineral from the lower mantle. Science, 2021.
the-scientist.com – The unbalanced gut flora present in some people with autism is not a driver of the condition but rather a consequence of eating behaviors characteristic of the condition, a new study claims.
Source: Chloe X. Yap, et al. Autism-related dietary preferences mediate autism-gut microbiome associations. Cell, 2021.
cbc.ca – Bob McDonald’s blog: Advanced new bioengineered materials could be used to help difficult-to-repair tissues heal.
Source: Sareh Taheri, et al. Injectable, Pore‐Forming, Perfusable Double‐Network Hydrogels Resilient to Extreme Biomechanical Stimulations. Advanced Science, 2021.
arstechnica.com – A network forms between egg yolk proteins, water molecules, and pigment's clay particles.
Source: Agathe Fanost, et al. Connecting Rheological Properties and Molecular Dynamics of Egg‐Tempera Paints based on Egg Yolk. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021.
sciam.com – Heart disease risk increases as women get older, but explanations that center on changes after menopause don’t tell the full story
Source: Samar R. El Khoudary, et al. Menopause Transition and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Implications for Timing of Early Prevention: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation, 2020.