Other scientists aren't convinced. Paleontologist Kevin Padian of the University of California, Berkeley, told Science magazine that the authors don't provide evidence that the feathers contributed to any sort of flight. In fact, the feathers would create drag that would hinder flight, Padian said. The birds may have used their plumes for courtship instead, another scientist suggested. … [Read more...] about Early Birds Sported 4 Wings
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These are the first reported cases of polio-like symptoms being caused by enterovirus in the United States. During the last decade, outbreaks of polio-like symptoms have been reported in children in Asia and Australia, and these infections have been associated with newly identified strains of enterovirus. … [Read more...] about 5 California Children Infected by Polio-Like Illness
In another scary incident, a Tesla Model 3 driver in Texas reported that after parking and coming to a complete stop, "the car suddenly lurched forward, jumped the curb, crossed the grass median and come to rest on the hood of another car". According to the report, the driver's foot was on the brake at the time. … [Read more...] about US looks into over 100 complaints of Tesla cars suddenly accelerating and crashing
"As an anesthesiologist, I can tell you that there are a lot of interesting perceptions that patients have as they're emerging from anesthesia," Souter said. "It's relatively common for reporting all sorts of perception following sedations," including some very disturbing hallucinations. "There are some fairly vivid nightmares, usually as they're emerging from sedation," he added. … [Read more...] about What Is a Medically Induced Coma?
The attack on one of India’s most prestigious universities sent shock waves around the country and is the latest sign that the political forces tearing apart Indian society are also affecting the country’s academic community. Students at JNU, a liberal bastion, had been on strike for months against both a major hike in student fees and the government’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), widely decried as discriminatory against Muslims. The attackers appeared to be Hindu nationalists. From the inaction of both campus security and the police, many concluded that the attackers acted with the consent of India’s Hindu nationalist government. … [Read more...] about Campus attacks by nationalists and police alarm India’s scientific community