May 28, 2023

Can this transform the Caribbean?

By Ivan BrowneOp-Ed Contributor From Caribbean Journal In the immortal words of Montserratian singer/songwriter, Arrow, the Caribbean is “…feelin’ hot, hot, hot!” And, that’s a good thing. With a little help from Mother Nature, the islands of the Caribbean are learning to harness the power of high temperature geothermal energy beneath the earth’s surface. In […]

New drug makes strides in heart failure treatment, study says

By Kari Paul From Mashable Researchers announced on Saturday an experimental drug that significantly reduces the negative effects of heart failure. Some are calling it “one of the biggest potential advances” against the disease in more than 10 years. Currently called LCZ696, the drug is being developed by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, according to a […]

Orange Anole on Grand Cayman

From Anole Annals This individual might have arrived on Grand Cayman with a shipment of mango trees from Florida. We have some ideas, but want to solicit input from the experts. Anole Annals is written and edited by scientists who study Anolis lizards. Our goal is to disseminate new scientific research, natural history anecdotes, and […]

Ebola vaccine will do little for current crisis

From Daily Beast The National Institute of Health announced today that human trials of the Ebola vaccine will begin next week. But it won’t be ready in time for the West Africa’s crisis. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the branch of the NIH that oversees investigations into infections ranging from Ebola […]

Here’s what scientists discovered when they conducted a rigorous study of pizza cheese

By Lauren F Friedman From Business Insider Nobody can ever seem to agree on which pizza is the best, so a team of scientists decided to call in an unbiased pizza-evaluation algorithm to determine how to compose a winning pie. While a fair assessment of pizza quality — a pressing concern in certain food circles […]

Cayman Islands Weather Service launches mobile weather app

Getting caught short in an unexpected shower of rain can be a thing of the past thanks to a newly launched Cayman Islands National weather service app. The free-to-download mobile app features a simple interface giving up-to-the-minute updates on weather throughout the day and is available for iOS, blackberry and Android platforms. “When people are […]

How lizard tails could help scientists study human limb regeneration

By Adam Clark Estes From Gizmodo Prosthetic technology is getting insanely good. But what if we just didn’t need it any more? What if we could simply program our genes to regrow human limbs as easily as lizards regrow lost tails? Well, scientists are getting closer to that fantastic future. A huge team of 19 […]

Robo Brain teaches robots how to understand the world

By Mariella Moon From engadget For a robot to be able to wash clothes, vacuum carpets or serve you cocktails on a Friday night, it needs to be loaded with the appropriate software and data. In the future, though, a robot will easily be able pull info they need to do those things (and more) […]

More than meets the eye: A bicycle that transforms into its own lock, yea or nay?

By RAY from Core77 When it comes bicycles, we’re often inclined to say nay. Call us snobs/cranks/grouches or what have you, but we are generally of the opinion that you don’t go reinventing the proverbial human-powered two-wheel conveyance. Here’s a new one that (if nothing else) offers a new approach to an integrated locking mechanism. […]

Indian scientists find a ‘wonder herb’ in the high Himalayas

From The Siasat Daily In the high hostile peaks of the Himalayas where sustaining life is a challenge in itself, Indian scientists say they have found a “wonder herb” which can regulate the immune system, help adapt to the mountain environment and, above all, protect from radioactivity. Rhodiola, a herb found in the cold and […]