100-year-old TB vaccine shrinks liver tumors in mice

In a new study, a single dose of the vaccine for tuberculosis cut liver tumor burden and extended the survival of mice with liver cancer.

Nadine Yehya - UC Davis • futurity
Feb. 23, 2024 ~6 min

IQ tests: the danger of reading too much into them – and the crucial cognitive skills they don’t measure

The majority of children who do not take or pass IQ-style entrance exams to private- or grammar schools, will have many qualities not measured on an IQ test. They may also just be late developers.

Lawrence Whalley, Emeritus Professor of Mental Health, University of Aberdeen • conversation
Feb. 23, 2024 ~9 min

Nanotechnology promises to help farmers cut pesticide use – but could also make chemicals more toxic

Nano-enabled pesticides could pose huge risks and they aren’t being regulated effectively enough yet.

Martina G. Vijver, Professor of Ecotoxicology, Leiden University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2024 ~7 min

MIT engineers 3D print the electromagnets at the heart of many electronics

The printed solenoids could enable electronics that cost less and are easier to manufacture — on Earth or in space.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Feb. 23, 2024 ~8 min

Having a ‘regular doctor’ can significantly reduce GP workload, study finds

If all GP practices moved to a model where patients saw the same doctor at each visit, it could significantly reduce doctor workload while improving patient

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 23, 2024 ~5 min

Report: Language, Traditions Central to National Identity

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 22, 2024 ~7 min

US State Court Rules Embryos Can Be Considered Children

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 22, 2024 ~5 min

What Is Popular in Different Countries?

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 22, 2024 ~5 min

Science Celebrating 200 Years of Dinosaur Research

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 22, 2024 ~6 min

2-step method for HIV treatments could boost quality of life

A new approach for HIV treatment that suppresses the virus and cuts side effects could improve quality of life for people getting treatment.

Lisa Ercolano-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Feb. 22, 2024 ~5 min