Rebecca Flowers

Microbiomes

Our Microbiomes Are Making Scientists Question What it Means to Be Human

Are we people or a "megaorganism?"
Rebecca Flowers
3.7.18
plastic oceans

Watch a Man Swim Through an Ocean of Trash Off the Coast of Bali

A startling reminder that humans have a huge impact on the ocean.
Rebecca Flowers
3.6.18
Arctic Heat Wave

It's the Middle of Winter and the Temperature at the North Pole Is Above Freezing

The sun won't rise at the North Pole for nearly a month, and yet you could still walk around there with just a normal winter coat.
Rebecca Flowers
2.26.18
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Cloudflare Terminates Service to 'The Pirate Bay of Science'

Supporters tell Sci-Hub to “stay strong” while academic publications celebrate their victory.
Rebecca Flowers
2.9.18
biomimicry

This ‘Skin’ Is as Hard as Artificial Tooth Enamel and Can Heal Itself

Oh, and it's antibacterial, too.
Rebecca Flowers
1.31.18
choked

11 Billion Pieces of Plastic Are Making Coral Reefs Sick

Plastic is suffocating and infecting coral reefs.
Rebecca Flowers
1.29.18
2070

Half-Assed Solar Geoengineering Is Worse Than Climate Change Itself

A cautionary tale for messing with the environment.
Rebecca Flowers
1.23.18
major laser

Researchers Examined the Feasibility of Cleaning Orbital Junk With a Space-Based Laser Station

For safer space exploration in the future.
Rebecca Flowers
1.18.18
robots

This Machine Is Designed to Grow Internal Organs

Robotics might be the future of surgery.
Rebecca Flowers
1.10.18
HOTY2017

The Pilot Using Drones to Empower Marginalized Communities

Rhianna Lakin deploys drones to help people in need, and she's training others to do the same.
Rebecca Flowers
1.8.18
climate change

Coral Bleaching Is the New Normal

A true representation of the Anthropocene.
Rebecca Flowers
1.8.18
credit

Co-Authored Biomedical Papers List Men as First Authors More Frequently Than Women

Even papers that indicated authors had “contributed equally,” male-female listing was statistically more frequent than female-male listing.
Rebecca Flowers
1.4.18
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