Biofilms against pathogens for wound healing

Open wound heals faster as they not let anaerobes grow faster in the wound but on the other side open wounds increase risk of infection. Bandage protects from infection but there is low aeration thus delaying healing. Biofilms have tendency to... continue reading

Adaptive myopia: how nearsightedness on land helps us underwater

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common condition in humans, making it an interesting trait to study from an evolutionary perspective. Although the morphology of the human eye evolved under conditions whereby light entered predominantly through... continue reading

Synchronic similarity in scholarly communication may mask diachronically distinct goals and histories

The Force11 Scholarly Commons Working Group (SCWG) aims to

[a]rticulate a set of high level principles... for the Scholarly Commons[,]... focus on... continue reading

Oxidative stress, MAOIs and OCD.

Cure of severe obsessional thinking by monoamine oxidase inhibitor* gave rise to “side” effects, meriting investigation as repeatedly linked to cure-points. Phenol-rich foods, particularly robusta coffees, release serotonin from gut... continue reading

Cannabis and human creativity: hyper-priming, eureka moments and intermittent abstinence

Cannabis has undeniably been used to prime our imagination and creativity for centuries. As critical thinkers of all walks of life explore the use and impact of cannabis on today's society, one cannot omit the clear ability of the plant to bestow... continue reading

To set an outpost of remote sensing, navigation and communication on the Phobos

The rotation and revolution of the Phobos are very stable with the same locked period, which make one side of the Phobos always facing the Mars. For multi operations and applications, we suggest to build a comperhensive outpost on or in this side... continue reading

Bury bone ash to asteroids

Land resources are very tight in the Earth. We can bury dead person‘s bone ash to asteroids. Some people are very rich, they may want to pay funds to do this. And the funds can be used to develop human's space science and deep space exploration.... continue reading

Is the rise of hedging language in scientific papers correlated in time with the rise in peer review?

In a talk at FORCE2016 (, Steven Pinker discussed bad writing in science, and mentioned how it had changed over time. One of his statements was that scientists hedge (for example, using hedge words such... continue reading

Reconstructing the 3D shape of lightning strikes from their thunder

A nearby lightning strike is accompanied by a loud roll of thunder that can last for many seconds. The stroke conducts current between cloud and ground, simultaneously superheating the air along the path of the stroke. The resultant shock wave... continue reading

Correspondence Between Sonic Booms and Photonic Booms

A sonic boom is heard by an observer, for example, when a supersonic airplane passes by. A lesser known phenomenon dubbed a photonic boom is seen by an observer, for example, when an always-superluminal... continue reading


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