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Binghamton University researchers have been working on a self-healing concrete that uses a specific type of fungi as a healing agent. When the fungus is mixed with concrete, it lies dormant until cracks appear, when spores germinate, grow and precipitate calcium carbonate to heal the cracks.
70
Key to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundance. People who believe they have an abundant supply of self-control are more likely to feel invigorated by mentally taxing activities than people who believe their willpower is a finite resource
71
Survival rate after heart transplantation in children has reached to 70%
244
Creative People's Brains Are Uniquely Wired, Scientists Discover. Researchers discovered is that when we’re being creative, a certain neurological pattern or signature occurs inside the brain
11300
According to a recent study, spanked children were five times more likely to experience delays in language development than children who weren’t. Scolded and spanked children were more likely to suffer delays in developing language and socio-adaptive skills.
835
The Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies has announced that they have discovered the minimum required mass for a star to become a black hole - 2.16 solar masses
74
The study in which researchers synthesized a smallpox relative from scratch just got published in an open access journal, spelling out how a virologist ordered bits of horsepox DNA from the internet, assembled them, then showed that the resulting virus was able to infect cells and reproduce.
38
Climbing rates of carbon dioxide have set the stage for a multidecade increase in overall flower production in tropical forests.
494
Infant mortality rates in Texas vary dramatically from one zip code to the next, according to new study. In Fort Worth, for example, the infant mortality rate was over six times higher in the 76164 zip code than in neighboring 76107.
46
A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment.
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Scientists edge closer to creating a blood test that can detect multiple types of cancers, seeing success rates of around 70% in cancerous individuals
13
Researchers illustrate how muscle growth inhibitor is activated, could aid in treating ALS
40
Hunter-gatherer lifestyle could help explain superior ability to ID smells. Foraging communities in forests of the Malay Peninsula are better at identifying odors than their rice-farming neighbour
426
Bikram is no more beneficial than any other type of yoga, says vascular study. Yoga could help to improve function of artery linings regardless of room temperature, researchers conclude.
12
Georgetown in northern Queensland once part of North America-geologists
8
Sustained Delivery of Doxorubicin via Acetalated Dextran Scaffold Prevents Glioblastoma Recurrence after Surgical Resection
550
A study has found Inherited IQ can increase in early childhood. The study, the researchers say, has significant implications for the way we educate children, whose inherited IQ can increase, especially during early childhood, with the right kind of stimulation and attention.
10
Scientists have used forensics, chemistry, and microbiology to generate clues in a murder investigation. Using science alone, they discovered that the victim died in the fall/winter, probably on a farm. Then, the body was moved to its final location in early spring where it was partially burned.
0
security computing-CSCC: 10 steps to ensure security for cloud computing success
150
Study tracking long-term risk of bariatric surgery reports that obese, middle-age men and women who had undergone the procedure had half the death rate of those who had traditional medical treatment over a 10-year period.
431
Researchers have tailored a 3D printer to synthesize pharmaceuticals and other chemicals from simple, widely available starting compounds fed into a series of 3D-printed reactors. The work could digitize chemistry, allowing users to synthesize almost any compound anywhere in the world.
8
A novel approach for human whole transcriptome analysis based on absolute gene expression of microarray data
20194
Hi! We’re here to talk about all things CRISPR and NIH’s Center of Excellence in Genomic Science. We’re researchers from Jennifer Doudna’s lab at UC-Berkeley and program directors from the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of NIH. Ask us anything!
31
Electrons in organic semiconductors capable of traveling much farther than previously thought (centimeters!)
1365
A surprising study found people who had smoked pot as teens performed better on a memory test, based on an fMRI study published in journal NeuroImage.
40
Science study: "Our approach led to gains of roughly 40-70% in refugees’ employment outcomes relative to current assignment practices. This approach can provide governments with a practical and cost-efficient policy tool that can be immediately implemented within existing institutional structures."
23
Scientists create a tiny rheometer with nanorobots
1059
There were no safety concerns in smokers who used e-cigarettes in a 2-year clinical trial. Vaping was associated with a reduction in cigarette consumption and a reduced exposure to cigarette smoke constituents, with no increase in body weight.
32
In 2015, an estimated 200,000 saiga antelope (representing 2/3 of the global population) dropped dead for no apparent reason. A study on rats has led scientists to identify the likely culprit of what suddenly killed them: a normally harmless bacteria made deadly by climate change.
66
Scientists create ultrafast robot arms from DNA by using electric fields to speed up their movements by five orders of magnitude over previous DNA systems
27
The universe is as spooky as Einstein thought - Atlantic
441
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) results from head injuries, not concussions. New research explains why 20% of athletes who exhibited the early stages of the progressive brain illness postmortem never had a diagnosed concussion.
34
When repeating a word the visual and auditory cortexes react first to perceive the word, the prefrontal cortex reacts to interpret the meaning and is followed by activation of the motor cortex in preparation for a response, a process that takes half a second.
63
Rotavirus vaccines, which prevent a highly contagious diarrheal disease in children, has had a positive unexpected consequence: It has also reduced hospitalizations due to seizures in children.
4
Germline BRCA mutation and outcome in young-onset breast cancer (POSH): a prospective cohort study.There was no significant difference in overall survival between BRCA-positive and BRCA-negative patients in multivariable analyses at any timepoint 2-10 years.
9
NIH scientists find microbes on the skin of mice promote tissue healing, immunity
7
Knowledge Discovery through Data mining (KDD) can help make sense of large amounts of complex climate data
22
A recent study published in the journal PLOS One has revealed that regularly attending religious ceremonies, such as a mass or a funeral, may lead to greater health and increased longevity in middle-aged people and seniors.
168
It is easier to spread the flu virus than previously thought. People commonly believe that they can catch the flu by exposure to droplets from an infected person's coughs or sneezes. But new information about flu transmission reveals that we may pass the flu to others just by breathing.
19
New method to stop cells dividing could help fight cancer - Lipids Shape the Electron Acceptor-Binding Site of the Peripheral Membrane Protein Dihydroorotate Dehydrogenase
1 Doomhammer458 Science AMAs are posted early to give readers a chance to ask questions and vote on the questions of others before the AMA starts. Guests of /r/science have volunteered to answer questions; please treat them with due respect. Comment rules will be strictly enforced, and uncivil or rude behavior will result in a loss of privileges in /r/science. If you have scientific expertise, please verify this with our moderators by getting your account flaired with the appropriate title. Instructions for obtaining flair are here: [reddit Science Flair Instructions](http://www.reddit.com/r/science/wiki/flair) (Flair is automatically synced with /r/EverythingScience as well.)
9 sciencegeek111 Are the flaws in this science only applicable to bullet forensics or are there errors in things like fingerprint analysis too?
6 nate Based on your evaluation of the methods and evidence, do you believe that there was a second shooter on the grassy knoll?
7 scienceaccount103040 I don't know much about the JFK case. Could you explain, in laymen's terms and in enough words, why the combative bullet lead analysis was flawed? And what came of the flaw?
4 earlysong Hi Dr. Spiegelman, As science grows more complicated, it becomes more and more difficult to explain it adequately to the average person (ie, the jury). Do you think this has any effect on the outcome of cases; for example, do you think juries are simply "led" by lawyers without properly understanding the scientific evidence? Are there any other "popular" forensic tests that are likely on their way out as we raise our scientific standards? Thank you for your time today.
4 adenovato Do you see machine learning becoming a more significant part of forensic science moving forward? Will we trust an expert AI to make appropriate analyses over people? Or is that a step too far for the court system in our lifetime?
3 scienceaccount103040 What can we do? Anything? What should the government do?
4 a_casual_sniff What was the most memorable case you worked on with the Innocence Project? thanks
3 Cliff_Spiegelman Alright, it’s time for me to sign off. Thanks for all the great questions, it’s a been a pleasure!
3 adenovato How dire is the situation as it pertains to bad forensic science and the criminal justice system? From fingerprints to bite analysis to hair analysis and beyond... where is your level of concern?
3 Cliff_Spiegelman I am here to answer any questions
3 amurrca1776 Hello Dr. Spiegelman, I expect a lot of people will be asking about JFK, so I'll leave those questions to them. Rather, I'm more curious about your appointment as Official Statistician of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. What is this role and how does your background in forensic science factor into the duties and responsibilities associated with it?
3 sciencereader3455 Which state innocence project is the most effective?
3 earlysong How difficult is it to "throw out" something like bullet lead analysis from scientific practice as a whole? How do legal teams find out that a certain test should no longer be used?
3 gingerrabbit19 Dr. Spiegelman, Can you tell me a little about how you got started on this? How does a statistician get involved in forensic bullet analysis? Thank you for your time!
3 shana93 Hi, Dr. Spiegelman! What would you say is the most interesting project you're working on right now? Thank you for your time this morning.
2 redditWinnower This AMA is being permanently archived by *The Winnower*, a publishing platform that offers traditional scholarly publishing tools to traditional *and* non-traditional scholarly outputs—because scholarly communication doesn’t just happen in journals. To cite this AMA please use: [https://doi.org/10.15200/winn.151585.55046](https://www.thewinnower.com/papers/8107-science-ama-series-i-m-cliff-spiegelman-let-s-talk-about-about-flawed-forensic-science-in-the-case-of-john-f-kennedy-s-assassination-ama) You can learn more and start contributing at [*authorea.com*](https://authorea.com)
2 adenovato What sort of hurdles do you experience in your role at the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission?
1 a_casual_sniff Do you know of scientific and statistical methods that have the most promise for being used effectively and reliably in the modern courtroom? DNA evidence appears to be the most reliable now, but I am wondering what you think about other methods such as microbiome signatures or mass spectrometry. Thank you for your time!
1 sock2014 If i am on a grand jury being presented with evidence in drug cases, what questions should I be asking?
1 0 Doomhammer458 Science AMAs are posted early to give readers a chance to ask questions and vote on the questions of others before the AMA starts. Guests of /r/science have volunteered to answer questions; please treat them with due respect. Comment rules will be strictly enforced, and uncivil or rude behavior will result in a loss of privileges in /r/science. If you have scientific expertise, please verify this with our moderators by getting your account flaired with the appropriate title. Instructions for obtaining flair are here: [reddit Science Flair Instructions](http://www.reddit.com/r/science/wiki/flair) (Flair is automatically synced with /r/EverythingScience as well.)
8 0 sciencegeek111 Are the flaws in this science only applicable to bullet forensics or are there errors in things like fingerprint analysis too?
7 0 nate Based on your evaluation of the methods and evidence, do you believe that there was a second shooter on the grassy knoll?
5 0 scienceaccount103040 I don't know much about the JFK case. Could you explain, in laymen's terms and in enough words, why the combative bullet lead analysis was flawed? And what came of the flaw?
5 0 earlysong Hi Dr. Spiegelman, As science grows more complicated, it becomes more and more difficult to explain it adequately to the average person (ie, the jury). Do you think this has any effect on the outcome of cases; for example, do you think juries are simply "led" by lawyers without properly understanding the scientific evidence? Are there any other "popular" forensic tests that are likely on their way out as we raise our scientific standards? Thank you for your time today.
5 0 adenovato Do you see machine learning becoming a more significant part of forensic science moving forward? Will we trust an expert AI to make appropriate analyses over people? Or is that a step too far for the court system in our lifetime?
4 0 scienceaccount103040 What can we do? Anything? What should the government do?
4 0 a_casual_sniff What was the most memorable case you worked on with the Innocence Project? thanks
4 0 Cliff_Spiegelman Alright, it’s time for me to sign off. Thanks for all the great questions, it’s a been a pleasure!
3 0 adenovato How dire is the situation as it pertains to bad forensic science and the criminal justice system? From fingerprints to bite analysis to hair analysis and beyond... where is your level of concern?
3 0 Cliff_Spiegelman I am here to answer any questions
3 0 amurrca1776 Hello Dr. Spiegelman, I expect a lot of people will be asking about JFK, so I'll leave those questions to them. Rather, I'm more curious about your appointment as Official Statistician of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. What is this role and how does your background in forensic science factor into the duties and responsibilities associated with it?
3 0 sciencereader3455 Which state innocence project is the most effective?
3 0 earlysong How difficult is it to "throw out" something like bullet lead analysis from scientific practice as a whole? How do legal teams find out that a certain test should no longer be used?
3 0 gingerrabbit19 Dr. Spiegelman, Can you tell me a little about how you got started on this? How does a statistician get involved in forensic bullet analysis? Thank you for your time!
3 0 shana93 Hi, Dr. Spiegelman! What would you say is the most interesting project you're working on right now? Thank you for your time this morning.
2 0 redditWinnower This AMA is being permanently archived by *The Winnower*, a publishing platform that offers traditional scholarly publishing tools to traditional *and* non-traditional scholarly outputs—because scholarly communication doesn’t just happen in journals. To cite this AMA please use: [https://doi.org/10.15200/winn.151585.55046](https://www.thewinnower.com/papers/8107-science-ama-series-i-m-cliff-spiegelman-let-s-talk-about-about-flawed-forensic-science-in-the-case-of-john-f-kennedy-s-assassination-ama) You can learn more and start contributing at [*authorea.com*](https://authorea.com)
2 0 adenovato What sort of hurdles do you experience in your role at the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission?
1 0 a_casual_sniff Do you know of scientific and statistical methods that have the most promise for being used effectively and reliably in the modern courtroom? DNA evidence appears to be the most reliable now, but I am wondering what you think about other methods such as microbiome signatures or mass spectrometry. Thank you for your time!
1 0 sock2014 If i am on a grand jury being presented with evidence in drug cases, what questions should I be asking?