science-technology
https://www.futurity.org/bumblebees-antibiotics-streptomycin-crops-foraging-cognition-2699952/

Crop antibiotics are not good for bees, Affect their skills

TeamCitymapia | Apr 04, 2022

A new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B’s Department of Biology says that crop antibiotics affects the cognition of bumblebees and reduces their foraging skills. Scientists focused on an antibiotic called streptomycin that is sprayed on orchard crops to fight bacterial disease. Wild bees experience declined concentration when they are exposed to the chemical. "Production of our food, farmer livelihoods, and the health of pollinators are all tied together," said senior author Berry Brosi.

https://www.psypost.org/2021/11/perceived-publication-pressure-is-linked-to-intentions-to-engage-in-future-scientific-misconduct-62098

Study links scientific misconduct to publication pressure

TeamCitymapia | Nov 17, 2021

Two studies published in Research Ethics say that perceived publication pressure leads to scientific misconduct. Most scholars believe themselves to be moral despite a willingness to engage in future scientific misconduct. This includes fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, selective reporting, and flawed mentoring. Such practices are not rare and have been termed sloppy science or questionable research practices. Author Mariola Paruzel-Czachura believes this to be a highly relevant topic to research integrity.

https://www.timesnownews.com/technology-science/article/earth-when-sun-destroyed-discovered-planet-solar-system-future-moa-2010-blg-477lb-gravitational-microlensing-dead-star-white-dwarf/826731

Earth to burn and Jupiter to survive the Sun's end: experts

TeamCitymapia | Nov 09, 2021

A team of scientists led by the University of Tasmania thinks that when the Sun burns out, Earth will die along with it but Jupiter and Saturn may survive. Experts were observing the remains of a dead star and one surviving exoplanet that resembles Jupiter. The survivor planet was spotted in the Milky Way itself. In five billion years, our Sun will become a red giant, and obliterate Mercury, Venus, and Earth. Joshua Blackman, the lead author, says even if Earth is not destroyed, it will be inhospitable.

https://theswaddle.com/our-pupils-react-to-numerical-information-just-like-they-do-to-light-study-shows/

Pupils react to numbers like they do to lights: study

TeamCitymapia | Nov 03, 2021

People's eye pupils respond to 'numbers' or numerical information like they react to lights, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Pupils dilate in the dark and contract in size when they are exposed to light. Reacting to numerical information means that the areas in the brain that regulate pupil size also receive signals from 'higher-level' areas of the brain. "We spontaneously perceive the form, size, movement and color of a scene. We perceive the number of items before us," said researchers. People's eye pupils respond to 'numbers' or numerical information like they react to lights, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Pupils dilate in the dark and contract in size when they are exposed to light. Reacting to numerical information means that the areas in the brain that regulate pupil size also receive signals from 'higher-level' areas of the brain. "We spontaneously perceive the form, size, movement and color of a scene. We perceive the number of items before us," said researchers.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/lifestyle/health/covid19-pandemic-made-women-hesitant-to-have-another-baby-says-new-study-101632189195448.html

Women hesitant to get pregnant after the pandemic, study

TeamCitymapia | Sep 21, 2021

In a new study that was published in the journal 'JAMA Network Open' led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine reveals that nearly half of New York City mothers who wanted another baby before the pandemic stopped after a few months of the coronavirus. They fear the challenges of raising a child and the lockdown, experts suggested.

https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/bangalore/isro-iisc-researchers-develop-device-to-carry-out-biological-experiments-in-space-7488244/

ISRO, IISc work on device for bio experiments in space

TeamCitymapia | Sep 04, 2021

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) researchers are working on developing a device to carry out biological experiments in space. They developed a modular, self-contained device that can be used to grow a bacterium called Sporosarcina pasteurii, according to a study published in Acta Astronautica.