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How Do Living Cells Survive When Skipping A Paycheck?

First, they cut expenses and then recycle hand-me-downs, but how do they know ahead of time that the money is running out? Recent research on baker’s yeast uncovered a new way cells slow their growth down when nutrients are running […]

Accessing Ventral Intradural Cysts Via Cord Splitting

“The physician must … have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm” (Hippocratic Corpus, Epidemics, book I, sect. 11, trans. Adams, Greek: ἀσκέειν, περὶ τὰ νουσήματα, δύο, ὠφελέειν, ἢ μὴ βλάπτειν). […]

How Does Daytime Occupational Noise Affect Nighttime Sleep Disturbance?

Sleep disturbance is increasingly recognized as being important to public health; it is known to be associated with elevated risks of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and depression. Safety issues such as motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and errors […]

“I Don’t Want To Take The Perspective Of Minority Group Members”: Instructions Enhance Reactance And Non-Compliance

Blatant prejudice against refugees is on the rise in many Western countries1. Can we reduce prejudicial attitudes and promote empathy toward minority group members? Previous research suggests that this is possible, showing promising findings when employing a perspective-taking intervention. Typically, […]

Investigating Sea-Level Sediment Transport And The Summer Monsoon Season

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is one of the most an influential marine research collaboration programs that explores the Earth’s history and dynamics using ocean-going research platforms to recover data recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks and to monitor […]

What Is e^0 (E To The Power Of 0)?

What is e0? If you remember your exponents, the answer to this question is easy. For all numbers, raising that number to the 0th power is equal to one. So we know that: e0=1 This answer relies on a intrinsic […]

Is H2S Polar Or Nonpolar?

H2S is the chemical formula for the compound hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is a covalent compound that is composed out of 2 hydrogen atoms bonded to a central sulfur atom. Like water (H20), hydrogen sulfide is a hydrogen chalcogenide—a compound made […]

What Is The Ionic Charge Of Zinc (Zn)?

Zinc (Zn) is a  metal located in the group 12 of the d-block on the periodic table. The atomic number of zinc is 30 meaning that its nucleus contains 30 protons. Zinc most commonly forms positively charged cations with a […]

How To Find Horizontal Asymptotes

A horizontal asymptote is a horizontal line on a graph that the output of a function gets ever closer to, but never reaches. In more mathematical terms, a function will approach a horizontal asymptote if and only if as the […]

What Does No Correlation Mean In Science?

Part of the job of statistical analysis is to discern possible relationships between two or more variables. Two or more variables are said to be correlated if the value of one variable changes as the other variable changes, either increasing […]