Congratulations to ucirvine Earth system scientists who made the cover of Science. Jay Famiglietti and his team created the cover image, which is based on their research that demonstrated how NASA’s GRACE satellites could provide more detailed data on the Earth’s changing water cycle and may greatly benefit water management. Learn more about their research: http://bit.ly/1nBRvaW
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
Hope you have a great weekend, folks - and get out there and happen to things!
Great pbsdigitalstudios video describing this phenomenon, which a Stanford University study recently looked into. Their findings, which revealed that more than 1 in 7 Americans may be affected, caught the attention of neurologist Dr. Alon Avidan of UCLA’s Sleep Center.
This is one of the most important, if not the most important epidemiological study looking at confused arousals.
Happy Fall! Walking along a tree-lined campus certainly gets one into the spirit of the season. Where’s the hot apple cider?
Stress is an inevitable part of life; there’s divorce, death of loved ones, job loss and caregiving. But a UC San Francisco study suggests that maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well through the stressful times may buffer against the negative impacts of stress - on a cellular level. Listen to the full interview: https://soundcloud.com/sciencetoday/stress
Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little she achieves her work.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fall is one of the best times to explore the rugged Northern California coast, sans the summertime fog. The Experience the California Coast guides, published by the University of California Press, are an authoritative resource for exploring California’s coastline. Go out, look around, enjoy!
A woodpecker drives its head into a piece of wood at deceleration forces of up to 1,200 times the force of gravity with each blow (and it’s estimated they do this about 12,000 times in a day). And yet, they don’t get brain damage. For materials scientists like Joanna McKittrick @ucsd, who work on bio-inspired materials, this is intriguing stuff …
The skull is a very nice, impact-resistant shell, so we are looking at their skulls - and their tongues also play a role into this, too. Amazingly enough, their tongues can wrap around their skulls …. if you like nature and you are curious about animals, almost everything you see, you’d say, why that, what is that function and can we duplicate that in the lab?