Social & Behavior
Using a Fitbit and a spy mic, scientists have discovered new insight into the behavior of the elusive Canada lynx. A new study by researchers from McGill University, University of Alberta, and Trent University provides a first look at how miniaturized technology can open the door to remote wildlife monitoring.
- Methods in Ecology and Evolution
- Institut Nordique du Quebec, , Weston Family Foundation
University of Washington researchers examined multiple models recently put forward as potential tools for accurately detecting COVID-19 from chest X-rays. The team found that, rather than learning genuine medical pathology, these models rely instead on shortcut learning to draw spurious associations between medically irrelevant factors and disease status.
- Nature Machine Intelligence
- , National Institutes of Health.
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in<i> the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters</i> how high-speed atomic force microscopy can be used for studying DNA wrapping processes. The technique enables visualizing the dynamics of DNA-protein interactions, which in certain cases resembles the motion of inchworms.
- The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
- Shimadzu Science Foundation, MEXT/JSPS KAKENHI,
The European Physical Society (EPS) today announced this year's winners of the High Energy and Particle Physics Division Prizes. With Dr. Uta Bilow and Prof. Kai Zuber, there are two people from the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics at the Technische Universität Dresden who can look forward to one of these prestigious awards.
You may think a little white lie about a bad haircut is strictly for your friend's benefit, but your brain activity says otherwise. Distinct activity patterns in the prefrontal cortex reveal when a white lie has selfish motives, according to new research published in JNeurosci.
A randomized controlled trial found that tai chi is about as effective as conventional exercise for reducing waist circumference in middle-aged and older adults with central obesity. Central obesity, or weight carried around the midsection, is a major manifestation of metabolic syndrome and a common health problem in this cohort. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
- Annals of Internal Medicine