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Max Planck Neuroscience on Nautilus: First Evidence of Sleep in Flight
For the first time, researchers have discovered that birds can sleep in flight. Together with an international team of colleagues, Niels Rattenborg from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in...
animals  birds  flight  science  sleep 
3 hours ago by xer0x
Computer Security: Preventing attacks made possible by Meltdown/Spectre: 'DAWG' system breaks up cache memory more efficiently to defend against 'timing attacks'
In contrast, the MIT CSAIL team's approach is the equivalent of building walls to split the kitchen into separate spaces, and ensuring that everyone only knows their own ingredients and appliances. (This approach is a form of so-called "secure way partitioning"; the "chefs," in the case of cache memory, are referred to as "protection domains.")
security  computer  science  vulnerability 
4 hours ago by emkay
Diet Coke Causes Toxic Gut Bacteria Through Artificial Sweeteners, According To New Study
If you think Diet Coke is a lesser evil choice compared to the regular one, then you might have to think again. A new study published in the journal Molecules revealed that artificial sweeteners, like aspartame found in Coke, can be toxic to the gut…
via-IFTTT  via-Pocket  food  health  news  science  via-Diigo 
5 hours ago by evansthompson
First Evidence of Sleep in Flight
"Birds engage in all types of sleep in flight, but in remarkably small amounts."
sleep  flight  birds  animals  science 
5 hours ago by kasei
Paper authorship goes hyper
Lots and lots of authors! 'Over the past five years, the number of papers in the Nature Index with more than a thousand authors has surged from zero to a hundred.'
breakthrough  paradox  organisation  science 
5 hours ago by michael.bhaskar
China Is the Climate-Change Battleground - Bloomberg
The U.S. and other developed nations must pitch in and help clean up the world’s dirtiest economy.
science  climate  news 
6 hours ago by fairyrevel
Many undergrad psych textbooks do a poor job of describing science and exploring psychology’s place in it – Research Digest
Writing recently in Archives of Scientific Psychology, they argue that “[a] lack of clarity and accuracy in [psych textbooks] in describing what science is and psychology’s relationship to science are at the heart of these issues.” The authors based their conclusions on a review of 30 US and UK undergraduate psychology textbooks, most updated in the last few years (general texts and others covering abnormal, social and cognitive psych), in which they looked for 18 key contemporary issues in philosophy of science.
education  science  psychology 
6 hours ago by fairyrevel
Are Inventions Inevitable?
Famous 1922 paper on the idea of multiple discovery.
breakthrough  paradox  discovery  science  tech 
7 hours ago by michael.bhaskar
The genetics of university success | Scientific Reports
Pretty sure this is a Sokal-style hoax paper. I've been told that that's all the rage these days.
genetics  wtf  science  twin-studies 
9 hours ago by arthegall
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