It appears that science isn’t so silly after all. What is perhaps silly is the short-sightedness that puts immediate frugality before long-term gain. Criticism of ‘wasteful’ science fails to see the big picture. And what is really silly is the storm of viral hysteria surrounding stories such as these. Some people read the headline: “Scientists waste money on monkey gambling” and find the accusation of wastefulness a little too easy to accept.
Researchers find protein that could control weight loss and lead to radical new treatments for obesity
Researchers have uncovered a protein they say controls how the body produces fat cells. ‘We believe that weight gain is not necessarily just a result of eating more and exercising less,’ said lead author Richard Phipps of the University of Rochester. ‘Our focus is on the intricate network involved in fat cell development.’
Just about everything you think you know about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is wrong. And because the conventional wisdom is so off-track, so are the ways we—both family members and professionals—respond to those with dementia. That’s Dr. G. Allen Power’s provocative message.
Based on data gathered from the VA National Patient Care Database from 2000-2009, researchers determined that while the suicide death rate among veterans with transgender-related diagnoses was higher than for veterans in general, it was similar to the suicide death rate for veterans with serious mental illness such as depression or schizophrenia.
Descendants of the suffragist Rachel Foster Avery preserved letters and photos that she exchanged with Susan B. Anthony, along with some family china printed with suffragist slogans. In August, American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company and the Super Auction planned to sell the collection as separate lots in Ann Arbor, Mich. The University of Rochester persuaded the companies to call off the sale.
Toronto holiday workers and popular music experts weigh in on why certain festive tunes get on our nerves. In a highly unscientific survey of employees at stores throughout downtown Toronto, the Star explored what festive songs have become the most annoying for people working long hours during the annual Christmas rush.
It’s true that astronomy has few practical applications and yet somehow its advances benefit millions of people across the world. Work itself is inherently valuable and it is somehow connected to our very existence. It stands alone and not as a path toward a paycheck or a practical application. Countless studies show just this.
The story of Emily Sibley Watson (1855-1945) is being told again in timeline form on the website of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery, the institution she founded in 1912. A work in progress and a labor of love, the timeline brings clarity to a saga that can seem too tangled to unravel.
Kyle Psaty, a 30-year-old professional who moved to Pittsford from Boston less than two years ago, wants to develop roots here. As the product marketing director at Brand Networks, a software firm, Psaty is very attuned to digital technology and had a chance last month to give some friendly advice to the new director of the Memorial Art Gallery, Jonathan Binstock.
Up until this year, most researchers had some success cloaking parts of the light spectrum not visible to the human eye. They found a way to hide a 3-D object from magnetic waves, cloak sound, hide metal objects from a magnetic field and make an entire city impervious to the seismic waves from an earthquake.