Why Biased Worms Turn Voters
In this NewsFlash, why the Pioneer anomaly is not so anomalous, how a dose of cortisol can cut fear of heights, and how a common dye used to colour cells in the lab may increase lifespan. Plus, in televised debates, how a biased "worm" can seriously skew the results.
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A strange anomaly in the movement of the Pioneer probes may have been explained
Scientists have discovered that a dose of one of the body's own stress chemical, cortisol, can neutralise a fear of heights.
In last year’s general elections, we had the exciting spectacle of a leaders debate, and to help us get an idea of how well the speakers were doing, we could watch “the worm” - a real-time computer generated graph that showed how much a sub set of the audience approved or disapp...
Fridges that are powered by heat are being improved
A tissue dye, called ThT and used commonly in pathology labs to stain proteins, appears also to have significant life-lengthening effects in some species.