From Episode: Dinosaur Buttholes, Moon Radio Waves, Gynandromorphs and The Screen Time Fallacy
Show: Science AF
Researchers race to determine why lineages identified in Britain and South Africa spread so quickly and whether they’ll compromise vaccines.
Why proposals to largely let the virus run its course — embraced by Donald Trump’s administration and others — could bring “untold death and suffering”.
Eventually, the virus could become a much milder illness—but for now, vaccination and surveillance are critical to end the pandemic phase.
Neural 'signature' may reflect how we respond to feelings of social isolation
The doldrums can be helpful when it comes to creativity, but chronic boredom isn’t so positive.
Research by psychologists and others is giving us a better understanding of the risks and potential benefits of children’s and teens’ use of digital devices
The dangers linked to screen time for babies, kids, and teens are well-known. But is screen time really what’s causing them?
A study finds no deleterious effects on mental health when kids spend their leisure time texting and engaging in other online activities.
Simple tips to go green with your internet use during a pandemic
Some fungi growing on plastic debris in Lake Zurich are capable of breaking down certain types of plastic
Both living and dead fungi were tested for their ability to capture methane from the atmosphere. Surprisingly, dead fungi performed the best and have high potential for reducing methane levels.
Trace fossils are possible evidence of predatory behavior similar to modern bobbit worms
Male rose-breasted grosbeaks have some red-pink feathers while females’ are yellow and brown
The cloaca is the hole-y grail to understanding prehistoric copulation.