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Distribution and Diversity of Coccolithophores in Surface Sediments of the Northern Red Sea: Coccolith Accumulation in Brine Pools and Observation of Productivity

Distribution and Diversity of Coccolithophores in Surface Sediments of the Northern Red Sea: Coccolith Accumulation in Brine Pools and Observation of Productivity

AdvertisementA quantitative analysis of coccoliths is presented in 18 core-top samples ranging between 26° N and 21° N and covering two major deep brine pools in the northern part of the Red Sea. Non-brine sites are characterized by rich coccoliths that may reach up to 3.31 × 109 coccoliths/g made by 22 species, whereas brine sites of Shaban and Kebrit Deeps with additional two non-brine sites are characterized by a decline in coccoliths/g (3.25 × 108 coccoliths/g), Shannon diversity, CaCO3 (%), and high TOC (%). Carbonate dissolution, inferred by qualitative observation and quantitative...

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Population abundance of Varroa destructor and its effects on Apis mellifera scutellata colonies in Kenya

Population abundance of Varroa destructor and its effects on Apis mellifera scutellata colonies in Kenya

AdvertisementThe devastating effects of Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman on Western honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera L.) have been well documented. Not only do these mites cause physical damage to parasitized individuals when they feed on them, but they also transmit viruses and other pathogens, weaken colonies and ultimately may cause their death. Unlike the subspecies of European origin, the honeybees of African origin suffer less from mite infestations. Absconding is one of the factors contributing to low V. destructor population in honeybee colonies as it creates a brood-free...

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Comparing Associations of State Reopening Strategies with COVID-19 Burden

Comparing Associations of State Reopening Strategies with COVID-19 Burden

AdvertisementComparing Associations of State Reopening Strategies with COVID-19 BurdenThe novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infected over 5 million United States (US) residents resulting in more than 180,000 deaths by August 2020. To mitigate transmission, most states ordered shelter-in-place orders in March and reopening strategies varied.To estimate excess COVID-19 cases and deaths after reopening compared with trends prior to reopening for two groups of states: (1) states with an evidence-based reopening strategy, defined as reopening indoor dining after implementing a statewide...

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Technologically scaffolded atypical cognition: the case of YouTube’s recommender system

Technologically scaffolded atypical cognition: the case of YouTube’s recommender system

AdvertisementYouTube has been implicated in the transformation of users into extremists and conspiracy theorists. The alleged mechanism for this radicalizing process is YouTube’s recommender system, which is optimized to amplify and promote clips that users are likely to watch through to the end. YouTube optimizes for watch-through for economic reasons: people who watch a video through to the end are likely to then watch the next recommended video as well, which means that more advertisements can be served to them. This is a seemingly innocuous design choice, but it has a troubling...

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Depression and Toxoplasma gondii infection: assess the possible relationship through a seromolecular case–control study

Depression and Toxoplasma gondii infection: assess the possible relationship through a seromolecular case–control study

AdvertisementDepression disorder is one of the most common psychological recognitions that characterized by sadness, low self-confidence, and disinterest in every activity. Considering evidence showing the effects of toxoplasmosis on the psychological disease, this study conducted to investigate the serological and molecular aspects of Toxoplasma gondii infection among patients with depression. In this study, after selecting the patients with depression and control groups under the supervision of a psychologist, the blood samples were collected and the serum samples and buffy coat were...

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A question of reality

A question of reality

All the latest news about our products, people and partners.John Stewart Bell’s eponymous theorem and inequalities set out, mathematically, the contrast between quantum mechanical theories and local realism. They are used in quantum information, which has evolving applications in security, cryptography and quantum computing.New York | Heidelberg, 24 September 2020The distinguished quantum physicist John Stewart Bell (1928-1990) is best known for the eponymous theorem that proved current understanding of quantum mechanics to be incompatible with local hidden variable theories. Thirty years...

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Prelimbic cortical targets of ventromedial thalamic projections include inhibitory interneurons and corticostriatal pyramidal neurons in the rat

Prelimbic cortical targets of ventromedial thalamic projections include inhibitory interneurons and corticostriatal pyramidal neurons in the rat

AdvertisementPrelimbic cortical targets of ventromedial thalamic projections include inhibitory interneurons and corticostriatal pyramidal neurons in the ratVentromedial thalamic axons innervate cortical layer I and make contacts onto the apical dendritic tuft of pyramidal neurons. Optical stimulation of ventromedial thalamic axon terminals in prefrontal cortical areas in mouse brain slices evokes responses in corticocortical, corticothalamic and layer I inhibitory interneurons. Using anterograde tracing techniques and immunohistochemistry in male Sprague–Dawley rats, we provide anatomical...

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Usefulness of prototypes in conceptual design: students’ view

Usefulness of prototypes in conceptual design: students’ view

AdvertisementUsefulness of prototypes in conceptual design: students’ viewPlanning prototyping strategies for conceptual design purposes is a crucial activity, which needs a clear understanding of the potentialities of the different typologies of prototype. Therefore, to prepare future designers, it is very important to provide the required information in design-related academic courses. However, prototypes and prototyping activities are often taught in specific courses with a major emphasis on the underpinning technologies, but with limited attention on design implications, especially...

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Convergent evolution of complex cognition: Insights from the field of avian cognition into the study of self-awareness

Convergent evolution of complex cognition: Insights from the field of avian cognition into the study of self-awareness

AdvertisementPioneering research on avian behaviour and cognitive neuroscience have highlighted that avian species, mainly corvids and parrots, have a cognitive tool kit comparable with apes and other large-brained mammals, despite conspicuous differences in their neuroarchitecture. This cognitive tool kit is driven by convergent evolution, and consists of complex processes such as casual reasoning, behavioural flexibility, imagination, and prospection. Here, we review experimental studies in corvids and parrots that tested complex cognitive processes within this tool kit. We then provide...

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The Carbonic Anhydrase Promoted Carbon Dioxide Capture

The Carbonic Anhydrase Promoted Carbon Dioxide Capture

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Expanding the Romantic Circle

Expanding the Romantic Circle

AdvertisementExpanding the Romantic CircleOur romantic lives are influenced, to a large extent, by our perceptions of physical attractiveness – and the societal beauty standards that shape them. But what if we could free our desires from this fixation on looks? Science fiction writer Ted Chiang has explored this possibility in a fascinating short story – and scientific developments might, in the future, move it beyond the realm of fiction. In this paper, I lay out the prudential case for using “attraction-expanding technology,” and then consider it from a moral point of view. Using the...

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Closed-minded cognition: Right-wing authoritarianism is negatively related to belief updating following prediction error

Closed-minded cognition: Right-wing authoritarianism is negatively related to belief updating following prediction error

AdvertisementClosed-minded cognition: Right-wing authoritarianism is negatively related to belief updating following prediction errorWhen confronted with information that challenges our beliefs, we must often learn from error in order to successfully navigate the world. Past studies in reinforcement learning and educational psychology have linked prediction error, a measure of surprise, to successful learning from feedback. However, there are substantial individual differences in belief-updating success, and the psychological factors that influence belief updating remain unclear. Here, we...

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Cognitive and academic benefits of music training with children: A multilevel meta-analysis

Cognitive and academic benefits of music training with children: A multilevel meta-analysis

AdvertisementCognitive and academic benefits of music training with children: A multilevel meta-analysisMusic training has repeatedly been claimed to positively impact children’s cognitive skills and academic achievement (literacy and mathematics). This claim relies on the assumption that engaging in intellectually demanding activities fosters particular domain-general cognitive skills, or even general intelligence. The present meta-analytic review (N = 6,984, k = 254, m = 54) shows that this belief is incorrect. Once the quality of study design is controlled for, the overall effect of...

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Is My Phone Listening in? On the Feasibility and Detectability of Mobile Eavesdropping

Is My Phone Listening in? On the Feasibility and Detectability of Mobile Eavesdropping

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Vitamin D deficiency as a predictor of poor prognosis in patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19

Vitamin D deficiency as a predictor of poor prognosis in patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19

AdvertisementVitamin D deficiency as a predictor of poor prognosis in patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19Hypovitaminosis D is a highly spread condition correlated with increased risk of respiratory tract infections. Nowadays, the world is in the grip of the Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID 19) pandemic. In these patients, cytokine storm is associated with disease severity. In consideration of the role of vitamin D in the immune system, aim of this study was to analyse vitamin D levels in patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19 and to assess any correlations...

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Cold Plasma: Clean Technology to Destroy Pathogenic Micro-organisms

Cold Plasma: Clean Technology to Destroy Pathogenic Micro-organisms

AdvertisementCold Plasma: Clean Technology to Destroy Pathogenic Micro-organismsAtmospheric pressure cold plasma is a promising technology in fighting pathogenic micro-organisms. In times of Covid-19 pandemic, it was decided to modify two types of cold plasma devices to study their effectiveness in the killing of pathogenic micro-organisms. These studies have shown that both the devices are efficient in this purpose. While pencil like microwave based device can destroy Aeromonas bacteria and its bacteriophage from 6 cm distance in 2 min, the larger (~ 40 cm2) RF plasma based device could do...

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Concepts of creativity in design based learning in STEM education

Concepts of creativity in design based learning in STEM education

AdvertisementCreativity is deemed as an integral part of twentyfirst century skills and is emphasized in science education curricula in Turkey as well as in other countries. Therefore, the purposes of this research were to examine the concepts of creativity demonstrated in the developing possible solutions step of the DBL and to determine the students’ perceptions of this step. Data were collected from 13 female and 11 male middle school students participated in three different design based learning activities. Analyses of the data derived from students’ writings and drawings,...

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Modulatory effects of ayahuasca on personality structure in a traditional framework

Modulatory effects of ayahuasca on personality structure in a traditional framework

AdvertisementModulatory effects of ayahuasca on personality structure in a traditional frameworkAyahuasca is a psychoactive plant brew containing dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). It originates from the Amazon basin, where it is used primarily for ceremonial purposes. Ayahuasca tourists are now entering certain communities seeking alternative physical or psychological healing, as well as spiritual growth.Recent evidence has shown that the similar acting psychedelic compound, psilocybin, facilitated long-term increases in trait openness following a single...

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Parenting Self-compassion: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Parenting Self-compassion: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

AdvertisementSelf-compassion-promoting components are increasingly included in parenting interventions. The strength of the evidence for the effectiveness of these components on self-compassion and both parent and child outcomes is unknown.A systematic review of parenting intervention studies published between January 1st 2003 and February 8th 2019, that included self-compassion components and measured self-compassion quantitatively was undertaken. The outcomes of interest were the effect of these interventions on self-compassion and the effect of these interventions on both parent and...

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Atomic and Close-to-Atomic Scale Manufacturing: A Review on Atomic Layer Removal Methods Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Atomic and Close-to-Atomic Scale Manufacturing: A Review on Atomic Layer Removal Methods Using Atomic Force Microscopy

AdvertisementAtomic and Close-to-Atomic Scale Manufacturing: A Review on Atomic Layer Removal Methods Using Atomic Force MicroscopyManufacturing at the atomic scale is the next generation of the industrial revolution. Atomic and close-to-atomic scale manufacturing (ACSM) helps to achieve this. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a promising method for this purpose since an instrument to machine at this small scale has not yet been developed. As the need for increasing the number of electronic components inside an integrated circuit chip is emerging in the present-day scenario, methods should...

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Shades of Privilege: The Relationship Between Skin Color and Political Attitudes Among White Americans

Shades of Privilege: The Relationship Between Skin Color and Political Attitudes Among White Americans

AdvertisementShifting racial dynamics in the U.S. have heightened the salience of White racial identity, and a sense that Whites’ social status and resources are no longer secure. At the same time, the growing size of non-White populations has also renewed attention to skin color-based stratification and the potential blurring of racial boundaries. We theorize that Whites with darker skin will be motivated to protect the boundaries of Whiteness due to the loss of status they would face from blurring racial boundaries. Consistent with growing evidence of skin color’s importance for Whites,...

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Analysis of Austrian COVID-19 deaths by age and sex

Analysis of Austrian COVID-19 deaths by age and sex

AdvertisementAnalysis of Austrian COVID-19 deaths by age and sexWe analyze the age and sex distribution of the reported COVID-19 deaths in Austria. In accordance with international studies, the Austrian data also suggests that the risk of death increases substantially with age. The observed age dependency of the proportions of registered COVID-19 deaths in relation to the population sizes in the age groups is approximately exponential, similar to the age dependency of the general age specific mortality rate. Furthermore, we compare the general age specific mortality rate in Austria with the...

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Macroglial diversity: white and grey areas and relevance to remyelination

Macroglial diversity: white and grey areas and relevance to remyelination

AdvertisementMacroglial diversity: white and grey areas and relevance to remyelinationMacroglia, comprising astrocytes and oligodendroglial lineage cells, have long been regarded as uniform cell types of the central nervous system (CNS). Although regional morphological differences between these cell types were initially described after their identification a century ago, these differences were largely ignored. Recently, accumulating evidence suggests that macroglial cells form distinct populations throughout the CNS, based on both functional and morphological features. Moreover, with the...

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The academic Trumpists: American professors who support the Trump presidency

The academic Trumpists: American professors who support the Trump presidency

AdvertisementThe Trump presidency has been remarkable in its attacks on many mainstream institutions. It has tapped populist sentiment that reflects little confidence in the key decision-making centers in American society. Higher education has not escaped this attack. Indeed, criticism of the academy has gone well beyond the debated policies of affirmative action and political correctness to the very status of expert knowledge itself, questioning what is legitimate knowledge. Claims of “false data” and “alternative facts” parade in the public arena without the benefit of reasoned...

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