Pitt-owned life science incubator LifeX received $1 million from Pennsylvania

LifeX, a life science incubator established by the University of Pittsburgh, will receive a $1 million grant from a Pennsylvania program that aims to attract and encourage early-stage financing for businesses in the state. “LifeX and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a tremendous partnership with a goal of providing early-stage funding for Western Pennsylvania life … Read more

To fix LGBTQ+ disparities in science, we need the data

This month, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) will decide whether it will collect data next year on how many people from sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQ+ people) are in the US scientific workforce. Amazingly, there are still no official statistics on this. As an LGBTQ+ neuroscientist who studies the mechanisms underlying stereotyping and other … Read more

Body Am I by Moheb Costandi review – the new science of self-consciousness | Health, mind and body books

Moheb Costandi’s title is taken from Nietzsche’s philosophical masterpiece Thus Spoke Zarathustra: “The awakened and knowing say: body am I entirely, and nothing more; and soul is only the name for something about the body.” The radical rejection of mind-body dualism expressed in this sentence is shared today by most neuroscientists, who believe that the … Read more

Scientists plead for protection of peatlands, the world’s carbon capsules

As the United Nations Biodiversity Conference begins, a group of researchers from more than a dozen countries are calling for worldwide peatland protection and restoration for the protection of species and because of the vast amounts of carbon they contain. In a signed statement released Dec. 1, more than 40 scientists note that peatlands contain … Read more

Embrace science of reading to soften NAEP disappointment

(Image credit: Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages)Beaver The National Assessment of Educational Progress results — which showed a 3-point drop in fourth- and eighth-grade reading scores since 2019 —  may feel discouraging to educators, but they were not significantly different from those recorded in 1992, the first year NAEP issued the details, and they … Read more

BiotechND launches science majors into industry

When junior biology student Maeve Murdock, BiotechND founder and president, transferred to Notre Dame in the fall of 2021, she found a gaping hole in the University’s career development planning for undergraduates in the sciences. While Notre Dame advises sending science majors to medical school or postgraduate research, at Xavier University, where Murdock studied her … Read more

RabbitAir MinusA2 spa-780N review | Live Science

Compared with other air purifiers we’ve tested, the RabbitAir MinusA2 spa-780N is at the higher end of the price range. However, this premium appliance follows the doctrine, “you get what you pay for”, offering many bells and whistles; some that you’ll find with mid-range air purifiers and some that you won’t.  RabbitAir MinusA2 spa-780N: Essential … Read more