Tools Link Indonesian 'Hobbits' to Earlier Homo Ancestor, Science
Excerpts: The battle of the hobbits is heating up. Two weeks ago, skeptics argued that fossils found on the island of Flores in Indonesia were simply diseased modern humans (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/312/5776/999b) rather than a dwarf species evolved from an early Homo ancestor, as its discoverers had claimed. Now the discovery team fires back. In this week's issue of Nature, they argue that stone tools associated with Homo floresiensis resemble newly discovered tools from a much more ancient nearby site, suggesting cultural continuity over hundreds of thousands of years.
Unfallen Grains: How Ancient Farmers Turned Weeds into Crops, Science
Excerpts: Some 10,000 years ago during the agricultural revolution, ancient farmers bred hundreds of wild species into the domesticated crops on which humans are dependent today. During this process, these ancient peoples saved seeds from plants with favored traits to form each subsequent generation, and over time they converted slender and unpromising wild species into reliable, bountiful crops. Variants or mutants of genes that conferred favorable phenotypes rose in frequency over time, while variants that best adapted plants to life in the wild were removed by selection from the domesticated population.
Ancient Figs Push Back Origin of Plant Cultivation, Science
Excerpts: Scientists seeking to date the origins of agriculture have been following the trail of wheat, barley, and other grains at archaeological sites in the Near East for decades. They recently concluded that cultivation of annual cereal crops started about 10,500 years ago (Science, 31 March, p. 1886). But a new study suggests that fruit rather than grains may yield the earliest evidence of purposeful planting.
Information Flows in Causal Networks, SFI Working Papers
Abstract: We introduce a notion of causal independence based on virtual intervention, which is a fundamental concept of the theory of causal networks. Causal independence allows for defining a measure for the strength of a causal effect. We call this information flow and compare it with known information flow measures such as the transfer entropy.
Finding Fraud In China, Nature
Excerpts: The investigation of research misconduct is always fraught with difficulty, even if the necessary protocols and experienced expert committees are fully in place. In China, they are not. If the nation is to get to grips with the problem of misconduct as it becomes a substantial scientific power, that situation has to change.
European R&D Declines As India And China Rise, vnunet.com
Excerpts: India and China will host 77 per cent of all new commercial research sites over the next three years, according to a report (...) Innovation: Is global the way forward? also suggests the US and European share of research and development (R&D) sites is in a continuing decline. (...) says much of the R&D investment into China and India is for high technology research. 'Lower costs in these territories are a significant factor at between 25 and 30 per cent, but the most important reason for investment in India and China is proximity to the local marketplace,' he said. (...)
Witnessing Guilt, Ignoring Innocence?, NYTimes
Excerpts: THE police lineup - in which the anxious eyewitness casts an accusing gaze on a string of sullen men (or women) on the other side of one-way glass - is as much a staple of actual law enforcement as it is of "C.S.I." and "Law & Order." It is also highly flawed. Yet because of a poorly designed study of lineups in Illinois, much-needed improvements to the process may not be forthcoming.
From Disorder to Order in Marching Locusts, Science
Excerpts: Recent models from theoretical physics have predicted that mass-migrating animal groups may share group-level properties, irrespective of the type of animals in the group. One key prediction is that as the density of animals in the group increases, a rapid transition occurs from disordered movement of individuals within the group to highly aligned collective motion. Understanding such a transition is crucial to the control of mobile swarming insect pests such as the desert locust.
Behavior: Align in the Sand, Science
Excerpts: Large, coordinated animal groups such as swarms, herds, schools, and flocks are widespread phenomena that strongly affect many biological systems (1). High population densities often bring negative consequences (increased competition for resources, disease transmission, and attention from predators), but species that take advantage of dense populations to form organized groups may benefit by more effective foraging, reproduction, migration, and escape from predators.
Study: Cell Phones 'Excite' the Brain, Discovery News
Excerpts: The study, accepted for publication in the Annals of Neurology, proved that the electromagnetic fields generated by cell phones produce an increase in excitability within the brain's cortex. (...)
Rossini and colleagues used a technique called paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation to investigate cortical excitability (...). Each volunteer was exposed to emissions from phones using the Global System for Mobile Communications, or GSM. (...)
(...) found "an excitability increase in the exposed left hemisphere" as compared to the non-exposed side of the head and the sham exposure.
Brain On Chip - Nerve Tissue Interfaced With A Computer Chip, Inst f Biochemie Press Release
Excerpts: For the first time, scientists at the Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried near Munich coupled living brain tissue to a chip equivalent to the chips that run computers. The researchers under Peter Fromherz have reported this news in the online edition of the Journal of Neurophysiology (May 10, 2006).
Semiconductor Brain: Nerve Tissue Interfaced With A Computer Chip, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: For the first time, scientists (...) coupled living brain tissue to a chip equivalent to the chips that run computers. (...) Before informational input perceived by the mammalian brain is stored in the long-term memory, it is temporarily memorised in the hippocampus. Understanding the function of the hippocampus as an important player in the memory process is a major topic of current brain research. Thin slices of this brain region provide the appropriate material to study the intact neural network of the hippocampus. (...) The scientists in Martinsried developed a revolutionary non- invasive technique that enables them to record neural communication (...).
A Putative Flip-Flop Switch For Control Of REM Sleep, Nature
Excerpts: Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep consists of a dreaming state in which there is activation of the cortical and hippocampal electroencephalogram (EEG), rapid eye movements, and loss of muscle tone. Although REM sleep was discovered more than 50 years ago, the neuronal circuits responsible for switching between REM and non-REM (NREM) sleep remain poorly understood. Here we propose a brainstem flip-flop switch, consisting of mutually inhibitory REM-off and REM-on areas in the mesopontine tegmentum.
Drinking Coffee Makes You More Open-Minded, New Scientist
Excerpts: The coffee you drink as a pick-me-up in the morning could also make you more open to persuasion, researchers say. Evidence from a new study suggests that this happens because caffeine revs up the brain, not because it generally boosts mood.
Previous studies have show that consuming caffeine can improve one's attention and enhance cognitive performance, with 200 milligrams (equivalent to two cups of coffee) being the optimal dose.
Use of Antipsychotics by the Young Rose Fivefold, NY Times
Excerpts: The use of potent antipsychotic drugs to treat children and adolescents for problems like aggression and mood swings increased more than fivefold from 1993 to 2002, researchers reported yesterday.
The researchers, who analyzed data from a national survey of doctors' office visits, found that antipsychotic medications were prescribed to 1,438 per 100,000 children and adolescents in 2002, up from 275 per 100,000 in the two-year period from 1993 to 1995.
Genes Commute to Factories Before They Start Work, Science
Excerpts: The more researchers learn about gene regulation, the more complicated the story gets. First there were transcription factors, proteins that bind DNA to turn genes on. Then molecular biologists figured out that each transcription factor can either stimulate or repress gene activity, depending on which specific DNA sequence it targets. Now, another layer of control is drawing increased scrutiny, says Peter Fraser, a molecular biologist at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, U.K.
Tooth Gives Up Oldest Human DNA, BBC News
Excerpts: Scientists have recovered DNA from a Neanderthal that lived 100,000 years ago - the oldest human-type DNA so far.
It was extracted from the tooth of a Neanderthal child found in the Scladina cave in the Meuse Basin, Belgium.
The study, reported in Current Biology, suggests our distant cousins were more genetically diverse than once thought.
Their diversity had declined, perhaps because of climate change or disease, by the time early humans arrived in Europe about 35,000 years ago.
Taking Evolution's Temperature: Researchers Pinpoint The Energy It Takes To Make A Species, Innovations-report
Excerpts: Comfortable living is not why so many different life forms seem to converge at the warmer areas of the planet. Writing (...) scientists say higher temperatures near the equator speed up the metabolisms of the inhabitants, fueling genetic changes that actually lead to the creation of new species. The finding (...) helps explain why more living species seem to exist near the equator (...) "We've shown that there is indeed a higher rate of evolutionary change in the form and structure of plankton in the tropics and that it increases exponentially because of temperature," (...).
Linking Nutrition and Tissue Growth, Science
Excerpts: Complex organisms must be able to adapt their developmental programs to ever-changing environmental conditions. One important way to coordinate this is through the use of hormones, regulatory molecules that exert diverse biological effects on multiple and remote target tissues. In this context, juvenile hormone has fascinated insect endocrinologists for decades. This factor, present in insects that undergo metamorphic changes during development, has many functions in orchestrating the insect life cycle, and thus provides an illuminating example of the kinds of pleiotropic effects that hormones can have.
Harvard To Clone Embryos - Officials Say Research Follows Ethics Rules, Washington Post
Harvard University on Tuesday announced the launch of a privately funded, multimillion-dollar program to create cloned human embryos as sources of medically promising stem cells. The collaborative effort, involving several Harvard-affiliated medical research centers, the New York Stem Cell Foundation and Columbia University, marks a new phase in the long-simmering U.S. culture war over embryonic stem cell research, pitting some of the nation's most prestigious institutions against a vocal conservative movement that opposes the work. Conservatives instead support research using stem cells taken from adult tissues, which they say is just as promising.
Associated Press Working with embryonic stem cells from mice has not been uncommon at Harvard, but now the university will launch a controversial program to further such research with human embryos.
Excerpts: Bacterial cells contain a variety of structural filamentous proteins necessary for the spatial regulation of cell shape, cell division, and chromosome segregation, analogous to the eukaryotic cytoskeletal proteins. The molecular mechanisms by which these proteins function are beginning to be revealed, and these proteins show numerous three-dimensional structural features and biochemical properties similar to those of eukaryotic actin and tubulin, revealing their evolutionary relationship. Recent technological advances have illuminated links between cell division and chromosome segregation, suggesting a higher complexity and organization of the bacterial cell than was previously thought.
Critical Phenomena In Atmospheric Precipitation, Nature
Excerpts: Here we argue, using satellite data, that a critical value of water vapour (the tuning parameter) marks a non-equilibrium continuous phase transition to a regime of strong atmospheric convection and precipitation (the order parameter)-with correlated regions on scales of tens to hundreds of kilometres. Despite the complexity of atmospheric dynamics, we find that important observables conform to the simple functional forms predicted by the theory of critical phenomena. (...) critical point of a continuous phase transition and is thus an instance of SOC [Self Organized Criticality, Ed.].
Editor’s Note: Here we can see an important example of the universality of properties of complex systems in the dynamics storms and rainfall.
Aerosols, Clouds, and Climate, Science
Excerpts: The power of greenhouse gases to warm the planet may have been underestimated, because much of it has been masked by the cooling effects of aerosols from combustion and other pollution sources (1). Aerosols also reduce vital water resources in densely populated semi-arid regions by suppressing precipitation (2). Because pollution aerosols act as cloud condensation nuclei, clouds forming in a more polluted atmosphere contain a larger number of smaller drops that are slower to merge and fall as precipitation.
Meteorology: Bad Weather Ahead, Nature
Excerpts: At first glance, a link between cyclones and global warming seems to makes sense. Tropical cyclones are born over the oceans, where masses of rotating air pick up ever more energy from warm surface water. (...)
But only recently have scientists come up with the data that suggest global warming makes cyclones more intense. (...) proposed that hurricanes had grown more intense over the past 30 years, most likely because of increasing sea surface temperatures. (...) found that the wrecking power of storms correlated strongly with sea surface temperature.
Climate Change: The Arctic Tells Its Story, Nature
Excerpts: The Arctic is one of the sensitive pressure points for Earth's climate. A new sediment core reveals much more about the region's role in a long-term transition from 'greenhouse' to 'icehouse' conditions.
(...) 55 million years ago Arctic summertime surface-ocean temperatures were as high as 18 °C. (...). Clearly, CO2 is not the only driver of the extreme polar warmth. (...) The authors propose that that 'something' is another greenhouse agent, clouds of frozen water vapour in the lower stratosphere of polar regions.
Climate Change: All In The Game, Nature
Excerpts: The Earth's climate is a 'public good'. It is shared by the entire human population, so it apparently does not pay for a single individual to invest in protecting it: the direct benefit that an individual gains from his or her investment is much smaller than the costs. The Earth's climate is therefore vulnerable to overexploitation - it faces a 'tragedy of the commons'3. Experiments with public goods games are one way of exploring how such a tragedy might be avoided.
Pumped-Up Poison Ivy: Carbon Dioxide Boosts Plant's Size, Toxicity, Science News
Whatever troubles climate change might bring to the world's other species, rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could be the best thing yet for poison ivy.
BAD VINES. Poison ivy grows unusually fast when carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reaches concentrations expected in forests by about the year 2050. J. Blanchard
An outdoor experiment mimicking the carbon dioxide rise predicted for this century found that poison ivy vines grew more than twice as much per year as they did in unaltered air, says Jacqueline E. Mohan, now of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. That growth streak is nearly five times the increase reported for some tree species in other analyses.
Quantum-Dot Leap Tapping Tiny Crystals' Inexplicable Light-Harvesting Talent, Science News
Excerpts: Recent experiments on 8-nanometer-diameter lead selenide quantum dots have given the best results so far: Ultraviolet-light photons¡Xalbeit at a wavelength found sparingly in sunlight¡Xreleased seven electrons apiece.
That leap in producing electrons could lead to major improvements in solar cell efficiencies, the researchers say, that is, if those electrons can be harvested from the cells. So far, evidence from prototype solar cells and photodetectors suggests that the newfound effect can indeed improve cells' power outputs.
A Sponge's Guide to Nano-Assembly, Technology Review
A new way to create complex nanostructures will improve batteries and solar panels. One of the ongoing goals of nanotechnology is to easily and inexpensively create high-performance materials structured at the nanoscale. And one of the most promising strategies is to attempt to mimic nature's remarkable ability to self-assemble complex shapes with nanoscale precision. Now researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), using clues gleaned from marine sponges, have developed a method of synthesizing semiconducting materials with useful structures and novel electronic properties.
This glass structure, formed by a species of marine sponge, helped inspire scientists to study such organisms to learn how to easily assemble complex, nanoscale structures. (Courtesy of James Weaver and Daniel E. Morse, University of California, Santa Barbara.)
String Trio: Novel Instrument Strums Like Guitar, Rings Like Bell, Science News
The tritare generates not only those harmonic overtones but also nonharmonic ones, he says. Listeners typically hear such nonharmonic overtones from percussion instruments¡Xfor instance, bells or gongs¡Xwhich vibrate in more-complicated patterns than simple strings do.
Y NOT? The tritare, a new type of musical instrument, uses three string segments that form a Y shape (top inset). The instrument's inventors are exploring sounds generated by other string networks as well (bottom inset). Gaudet
Editor's Note: This instrument might provide some nice sonification of properties ofclassical models of cosmic strings and branes.
Laser Beams Pluck Nano-Strings, New Scientist
Excerpts: Laser beams have been used to pluck individual nanowires, making them vibrate like incredibly small, ultrasonic guitar strings.
Todd Murray, Kamil Ekinci and student Ashwinkumar Sampathkumar from Boston University, US, used a laser to pluck nanowires 4 to 10 micrometres long and 250 nanometres in diameter. The researchers say the technique could ultimately be used to make super-sensitive biological sensors capable of weighing individual viruses and other biomolecules.
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Network
Network Analysis Could Shed Light on NSA Activities, Newhouse News Service
Excerpts: Network analysis not only judges how tightly or loosely people are connected -- which says something about the efficiency of information flow -- but also identifies "brokers" who hear from lots of people and decide what to pass on; "boundary spanners," the innovators who reach out to new and potentially helpful people outside the immediate group; and "peripheral players" who sit at the margins without much contact.
How does any of this apply to anti-terrorism efforts? Obviously al-Qaida members aren't going to willingly give up anything about their organization the way Krebs' business clients do.
Excerpts: What can the United States government really glean from the phone-call histories - records of who called whom, when, and for how long - of millions of Americans?
After all, it's the same information that has long been available to authorities armed with a subpoena, though not sought en masse until after the 9/11 terror attacks. Its value, say computer experts and others, is that it can be used to identify a "social network" of interconnected people - including, perhaps, would-be terrorists.
Only the Beginning?, News Week
Excerpts: The NSA has our phone records¡Xbut it may need a lot more to connect the dots. (...) massive "traffic analysis" of calls within the U.S.¡Xan examination of who calls whom, (...)¡Xto identify potential threats. This in turn is expected to be used for the kind of analysis that Krebs performed. But Krebs says you don't need the indiscriminate volume of phone records requested by NSA in order to perform effective social network analysis. The best way to snare the bad guys is to "go bottom up," he says, beginning with the bad guys, charting only the people in their circles and investigating from there.
Catastrophe Alerting System: Cellular Systems As Scale-Free Networks, Bell Labs Tech. J.
Excerpt: Cellular systems are increasingly replacing wired systems as the primary communications technology the world over. A consequence of this is the need to increase the reliability of these systems so that the users can enjoy the same level of service found in traditional telecommunications systems. Of particular importance is the need to process emergency calls with priority. In severe service outages (such as those experienced during 9/11), this is difficult to achieve. This paper details the Catastrophe Alerting System (CAS) as a solution to the problem of prioritizing calls during severe service outages. CAS adapts theories of scale-free networks (...).
In Montana, Casting A Web for Terrorists, Washington Post
Excerpts: Like a hunter using a duck call, Shannen Rossmiller invites the online attentions of would-be terrorists by adorning her e-mail with video clips of Westerners getting their heads cut off.
"They get pumped up when they see beheadings. For them, it's like rock videos," Rossmiller said. "I always give the appearance that I am one of them."
Appearances deceive. At her Montana high school, Rossmiller was a cheerleader -- a farm girl whose slight frame meant she was the one hoisted to the top of the human pyramid.
Somali Islamists Declare Victory; Warlords on Run, NY Times
Excerpts: After months of fierce fighting, Islamic militias declared Monday that they had taken control of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, defeating the warlords widely believed to be backed by the United States and raising questions about whether the country would head down an extremist path.
The battle for Mogadishu has been a proxy war, of sorts, in the Bush administration's campaign against terrorism, with the warlords echoing Washington's goal of rooting out radical Islam and the presence of Al Qaeda in the region.
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