Daily Bulletin for 11/29/2016

———————————————————— http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=54573dcbb3&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=ff58bee7a6&e=0023a935ed ** WWI Antiseptic Answer to Antibiotic Resistance? ———————————————————— AM Update on Nov 29, 2016 08:11 am Bridie Smith (/authors/undefined) , The Age A century-old antiseptic made from coal tar and used to treat wounds and sleeping sickness in World War I Australian soldiers has been found to help the body fight off viral infections, including the common cold.Acriflavine antiseptic is a brown or orange powder that is mixed with water to wash out wounds and treat abrasions.In World War I and World War II it was used to treat everything from open wounds and bladder infections to gonorrhoea. It was also used to kill the parasite that causes sleeping sickness. But it has never been clear how it worked until now. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=7be391d8b9&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=88af642d76&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=e5627d67db&e=0023a935ed. ** Did Our Solar System Form From a Supernova? ———————————————————— AM Update on Nov 28, 2016 09:23 pm University of Minnesota A research team led by University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Yong-Zhong Qian uses new models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system.The findings are published in the most recent issue of Nature Communications, a leading scientific journal.About 4.6 billion years ago, a cloud of gas and dust that eventually formed our solar system was disturbed. The ensuing gravitational collapse formed the proto-Sun with a surrounding disc where the planets were born. A supernovaa star exploding at the end of… Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=a1dc69b16a&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=5457a92a5c&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=d8faf0b786&e=0023a935ed. ** New Flying Shapes Found Between Wings & Balls ———————————————————— AM Update on Nov 28, 2016 11:18 pm Adrian Cho (/authors/adrian_cho) , Science Mag While analyzing sails for racing yachts, a team of aerodynamicists has stumbled across a way in which the downward force from air flowing past an odd-shaped object can suddenly turn into a hefty upward lift. Combining the classic but usually disparate physics of airplane wings and golf balls, the surprising reversal might serve to make a new type of mechanical switch that would flip off or on depending on how fast fluid flows past it or perhaps to stabilize machines like underwater gliders."It’s intriguing," says G.M. “Bud" Homsy, an expert in fluid dynamics at the University of Washington in… Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=fec520b246&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=4d7f6513ac&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=354da9bc0a&e=0023a935ed. ** Checking Psych Papers for Stats Errors Stirs Controversy ———————————————————— AM Update on Nov 28, 2016 09:23 pm Monya Baker (/authors/monya_baker) , NN Michle Nuijten and her colleagues found rampant inconsistencies when they unleased statcheck on the psychological literature. The program scans articles for statistical results, redoes the calculations and checks that the numbers match. It went through 30,717 papers to identify 16,695 that tested hypotheses using statistics. In half of those, it found at least one potential error (M. B. Nuijten et al. Behav. Res. Methods 48, 12051226; 2016).Nuijten did not alert the papers’ authors. But this August, her co-author Chris Hartgerink, a fellow methodologist at Tilburg University in the… Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=f1269db269&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=cc995d2b0a&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=bb4173473e&e=0023a935ed. ** Pulsars Were Originally Thought to Be Alien Signals ———————————————————— AM Update on Nov 28, 2016 09:23 pm Ethan Siegel (/authors/ethan_siegel) , SWaB! If you wanted to search for aliens, you might look into space for regular broadcast signals similar to what we create on Earth.In 1967, a radio source emitting regular, 0.04-second long pulses every 1.3373 seconds was found for the first time using a scintillation array.After the noise explanation was ruled out, the next thing people turned towards were intelligent extraterrestrials.There was no natural mechanism in existence that would have explained it at that time, so turning to aliens was logical, if ultimately incorrect. Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=5c5dc59b20&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=69062afe19&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=741e58133a&e=0023a935ed. ** Can Jet Engines Clear Away Inversion-Layer Fog? ———————————————————— AM Update on Nov 28, 2016 09:23 pm The Economist To land at Indira Gandhi Airport is to descend from clear skies to brown ones. Delhi’s air is toxic. According to the World Health Organisation, India’s capital has the most polluted atmosphere of all the world’s big cities. The government is trying to introduce rules that will curb emissionsallowing private cars to be driven only on alternate days, for example, and enforcing better emissions standards for all vehicles. But implementing these ideas, even if that can be done successfully, will change things only slowly. A quick fix would help. And Moshe Alamaro, a researcher at the… Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=1aa3412b30&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=0ae5755ca0&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=46324c2388&e=0023a935ed. ** What Can Placebos Heal and Why? ———————————————————— AM Update on Nov 28, 2016 09:23 pm Simon Worrall (/authors/simon_worrall) , National Geographic Illness is best cured with drugs. That assumption has prevailed since pharmaceuticals became widely available. But in recent years there has been a growing interest in alternative medicines, many of which employ mental or spiritual powers to heal the body. Now research into the biochemistry of placebos is showing that these remedies are not as wacky as they sound and that we are, indeed, capable of curing ourselves.In Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal, Erik Vance applies the latest science to an exotic smorgasbord of alternative… Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=e73595b7d9&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=0def3ec398&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=76af89455f&e=0023a935ed ** Blame Yo-Yoing Weight on Microbiome? ———————————————————— AM Update on Nov 28, 2016 09:23 pm Melissa Healy (/authors/melissa_healy) , LA Times For those who have lost the same 10, 20 or 50 pounds not once but many times over, new research may help explain why yo-yo dieters so often fail to maintain their hard-won weight loss. The community of microorganisms that inhabit the gut are a key culprit, experiments in mice suggest. After being altered by obesity, this collection of bacteria, viruses and protozoa collectively known as the gut microbiome subverts any effort to keep lost weight off. Instead, it seems to encourage the body to regain lost weight by storing more calories as fat, and it does so in ways that… Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=b68df70380&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=e26eece078&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=cb5dca8469&e=0023a935ed ** Is “Big Soda" the Next Public Enemy? ———————————————————— AM Update on Nov 28, 2016 09:22 pm Ruth Kava (/authors/ruth_kava) , ACSH For years now, activists such as CSPI have been agitating for a tax on sodas and other sugary soft drinks. They have been making headway under the rubric of aiming to improve public health. Thus far, sweetened soft drink taxes have been approved by voters in Berkeley CA, Philadelphia PA, Boulder CO, San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany, CA. Can others be far behind?Supposedly, these taxes are enacted to reduce consumption of such beverages, but by the way, they will obviously also increase government revenue. And will those funds really be used for public health initiatives, or more to fix… Read in browser » (http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=47d1d6bd6e&e=0023a935ed) http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=f80fec4059&e=0023a935ed http://realclearscience.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61572bb8acf7b8704903af7b8&id=a4ba86c95c&e=0023a935ed ** Inner-Ear Balancing System Degrades After 40 ———————————————————— AM Update on Nov 28, 2016 09:22 pm Rachael Rettner (/authors/rachael_rettner) , Live Science The system in your body that helps you keep your balance goes downhill after age 40, a new study finds.The study involved 105 people, ages 18 to 80, who underwent tests of their vestibular system, which is the system that helps people maintain balance and orient themselves. 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