Injecting molecules from a sea slug that received tail shocks into one that didn’t made the recipient animal behave more cautiously.
February 2016's selection of notable quotes
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—Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Phillip A. Sharp and Alan Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in a New York Times opinion piece on the need to invest in agroscience (January 4)
—University of California, Hastings College of the Law professor Robin Feldman and Vern Norviel, a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, writing in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology about changing the definition of what constitutes patentable life-science discoveries (January 8)
—Weizmann Institute of Science researchers Ron Sender, Shai Fuchs, and Ron Milo, writing in a bioaRxiv paper suggesting a revised estimate for the ratio of the number of human to bacterial cells in healthy people (January 6)
—Björn Brembs, a neurogenetics researcher at the University of Regensburg in Germany, in an email to Vox about the link between a scientific journal’s clout and its propensity to publish iffy papers (January 11)
—The Study of Maternal and Child Kissing (SMACK) Working Group, authors of a satirical study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice designed to highlight the limitations of evidence-based medicine (December 29)
— From an online petition being circulated by the nonprofit ScienceDebate.org, which seeks to encourage candidates to address science research and innovation issues on the campaign trail
February 1, 2016
" ...percent of federal research and development spending. . . . We need another ambitious surge..."
How about a project to grow money. There simply is no money left. We spent it years ago. We've spent all the concievable wealth of our children and now, we're spending the wealth of other nations. The nerve of "we need..."