One day a polar bear shows up at Sophia's house asking if it can come inside. Its habitat melted and the bear needs a new home. So starts 'The Tantrum that Saved the World,' a new children's book about climate change's effects on creatures and communities around the world, by Penn State researcher Michael Mann and author and illustrator Megan Herbert.
Bioanalysis, a leading MEDLINE indexed journal for bioanalysts, has just published the 2017 White Papers resulting from the conclusions/consensus of the 11th WRIB meeting held earlier in the year, as well as the interactive Decennial Index of the White Papers in Bioanalysis: 'A Decade of Recommendations (2007-2016).' The journal is published by Future Science Group.
The book brings new results which are valuable as such and as analogies in the not much popular field of studying how the local government functioned away from rulers and bishops in the Middle Ages.
A new book co-edited by tiger biologist Dr. Ullas Karanth of (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society and Dr. James Nichols, an Emeritus statistical ecologist from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), provides an authoritative text on monitoring tigers, their prey, and many other similarly endangered species.
Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced the publication of the most reputable and easily searchable cardiovascular-focused basic and translational reference work for students, researchers, clinicians and teaching faculty across the biomedical and medical sciences.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) released a new scientific yardstick, in the form of a certified reference material, to help early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao, a mathematical modeler in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the leading coeditor of two new volumes of the Handbook of Statistics series. Rao edited the volumes Disease Modelling and Public Health, Parts A and B, along with famed statistician C.R. Rao, a US National Medal of Science winner.
The first international comparative list of astronomical words in sign languages is now available. As part of this proposal, the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Astronomy for Sign Languages has been translated into English and Spanish and is now available online. This is the result of a long-term project developed by the IAU Commission C1 Education and Development of Astronomy and its WG3 Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion. The new list currently includes 47 words most commonly used in education.
The American College of Physicians, the American Pharmacists Association, and The Gerontological Society of America, representing 220,000 clinicians, today released Aging and Immunity: The Important Role of Vaccines, a new resource highlighting the biological impact of aging on immunity.
Analysis led by Lancaster University researchers suggests that spontaneous humor is used and appreciated by people with cancer and can be a helpful way of dealing with distressing, taboo or embarrassing circumstances. People can use humorous metaphors (figures of speech) to empower themselves by undermining the illness, mocking it and distancing themselves from it.