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Is your home healthy? Ask the DNA
Genetic investigations are the latest tool for busting unsafe microorganisms and improving air quality in buildings. Read more – ‘Is your home healthy? Ask the DNA’.
Do microbes control our mood?
Research on gut bacteria may change the way we look at anxiety, depression, and behavioural disorders Read more – ‘Do microbes control our mood?’.
Which is more wholesome: wild or farmed fish?
Choosing between wild and farmed fish is often a dilemma for consumers. Science gives us a heads-up for choosing at the counter and helps in the struggle to save the global fish stocks Sergio Pistoi, Youris.com Wild-captured fish cost twice as much as their farmed counterparts; a difference that many believe is justified by their better […] Read more – ‘Which is more wholesome: wild or farmed fish?’.
Smart Cities Vs. Terrorism
Does technology expose cities more to terrorist attacks? Read more – ‘Smart Cities Vs. Terrorism’.
The Social Life of Bricks
A celebrity in the materials world, Mark Miodownik dreams of colour-changing walls and looks at the future of renewable buildings Read more – ‘The Social Life of Bricks’.
Power of the Sun. Dirt Cheap.
In a world hungry for energy, top scientist Michael Grätzel hopes to make solar cells more affordable by copying photosynthesis Read more – ‘Power of the Sun. Dirt Cheap.’.
Science and High Schoolers: my Survival Guide on PLOS
How to talk about science to teenagers. Read more – ‘Science and High Schoolers: my Survival Guide on PLOS’.
The DNA diet: does it work?
Genetically-tailored diets are in vogue. But do they work? Read more – ‘The DNA diet: does it work?’.
The Big Boob Persuasion: does it work for science, too?
Using naked boobs to disseminate science? The Tumblr blog Boobs for Science has just proved it’s no joke. Is it sustainable? Read more – ‘The Big Boob Persuasion: does it work for science, too?’.
Italian scientists protest against budget cuts, crocodile tears included
Sergio Pistoi for The Euroscientist In the successful Italian comedy, Smetto quando voglio (I can quit whenever I want), a group of young and talented scholars with no career perspective turns into a successful drug-dealing mob. The story is imaginary—a surreal rendition of Breaking Bad—but it is also the portrait of Italian academia.There, the shortage […] Read more – ‘Italian scientists protest against budget cuts, crocodile tears included’.
Scientists and the epic fails of DIY communication
It’s amazing how many good scientists overlook the importance of strategic communication. These people would call an expert with degrees to fix the air-conditioning of their labs, but will never bother to hire a professional to get some advice on communication. Read more – ‘Scientists and the epic fails of DIY communication’.
Climate change communication: What do We Know about the coolness factor?
Data-driven interactivity is great, but we still need old-school reports to make sense of complex topics. Read more – ‘Climate change communication: What do We Know about the coolness factor?’.
Rust never sleeps: fighting corrosion with high-tech sensors
Youris.com Read more – ‘Rust never sleeps: fighting corrosion with high-tech sensors’.
Do We Still Need Human Embyonic Stem Cells?
Stem Cell Briefings, International Society for Stem Cell Research Read more – ‘Do We Still Need Human Embyonic Stem Cells?’.
Conference report: European Forum on Philanthropy and Research Funding
Alliance Magazine Read more – ‘Conference report: European Forum on Philanthropy and Research Funding’.
Lawinenschuts aus dem all?
Spektrum der Wissenschaft Read more – ‘Lawinenschuts aus dem all?’.
Digital Revolutionary: Interview with Leonardo Chiariglione
Scientific American Read more – ‘Digital Revolutionary: Interview with Leonardo Chiariglione’.
Fighting the White Death
Scientific American Read more – ‘Fighting the White Death’.
Hand-held Scanner Could Detect Tumours
The New Scientist Read more – ‘Hand-held Scanner Could Detect Tumours’.
Mind the Gap
Scientific American Read more – ‘Mind the Gap’.
Quiet Celebrity: Interview with Judah Folkman
Scientific American.com Read more – ‘Quiet Celebrity: Interview with Judah Folkman’.
Father of the Impossibile Children: a Profile of Would-be-Cloner Severino Antinori
Scientific American Read more – ‘Father of the Impossibile Children: a Profile of Would-be-Cloner Severino Antinori’.
Facing you genetic destiny
Scientific American.com Read more – ‘Facing you genetic destiny’.
Extreme Medicine: a Profile of Gino Strada
Scientific American Read more – ‘Extreme Medicine: a Profile of Gino Strada’.

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