Why do we need forest towns with their own local governments?

Forests are vital to life on Earth. But forests are rapidly disappearing. The concern is that elected officials must answer to voters and even party donors. In terms of economic gain, both voters and funders benefit from forest destruction. Local,... continue reading

emanifest: A Python utility package for accessing the US EPA's hazardous waste tracking system

The overarching purpose of e-Manifest is to establish a national information technology system that will enable the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the hazardous waste program’s industry and state stakeholders to transition the manifest... continue reading

agricolaeplotr: An R package for visualising experimental designs in science and engineering

Experimental designs are widely used in the life sciences to substantiate hypotheses through experiments. In the life sciences, this is an indispensable part of gaining scientific knowledge. In addition, open source software is increasingly used... continue reading

Construction of a cow model as a proxy for electronic sensor tests

In modern livestock farming, electronics attached to an animal play a significant role. In this field of science, animals are equipped with electronics to measure a wide range of parameters. In the case of cattle, the electronics are attached to... continue reading


As mentioned in articles in NPBR.1. and JBI.2., the crucial stage in MAOI and St John' s Wort OCD cures I have repeatedly found to be strong TRPA1 receptor activation by radicals, resulting in gut serotonin and CCK release. Matsuo et al.3. have... continue reading

Neutrophils reduction by inducing autophagy may improve cancer treatment?

Neutrophils are the key players of innate immune system that is well known to us. The information’s, which excite the new age researchers, is that the neutrophils may also be key players in cancer initiation and progression by several aspects. A... continue reading

Carnot temperature and microwave cooking

Industrial chemical reactors are commonly understood as analogous to heat engines; chemical processes frequently require both heat (increase in energy) and work (decrease in entropy) to operate. Just like in a heat engine, work can be supplied... continue reading

Clarifying Heraclitus' criticism of polymathy as a bad craft

In fragment XXV (Khan, 1979), Heraclitus writes that polymathy is bad craft (kakotechnie). However, in that extract he is referring to the “pilling up” of learnings without the application of rigor and without good guiding principles.
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Benefits of publishing power analysis reports

I propose that a lack of opportunities for publishing "power analysis reports" may be a gap worth addressing in scientific publishing. Scientific journals offering a "power analysis report" article type could have a number of benefits:

1 - It... continue reading

Exhaled Nitric Oxide test for COVID-19 severity screening

Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) testing is a widely-used diagnostic tool in the treatment of asthma, where it is used to estimate the extent of inflammation in the airways. Airway inflammation also plays a significant role in the disease progression... continue reading


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