Gender hormone differences affect marijuana use
Men and women tend to use cannabis differently, according to a recent review article published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, which explains that men have been found to use larger amounts of cannabis more frequently than women. Female users, however, are more likely to form unhealthy habits; studies found that women progress faster to problematic cannabis use, show more severe withdraw...SciTech | November 5, 2018
Ocean Cleanup system gears up to take down the garbage patch
Halfway between California and Hawaii, ocean currents come together to create a gyre. This vortex of waves concentrates floating debris to form what is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of water-borne trash big enough to be an independent country.
Can anyone get rid of it?SciTech | October 1, 2018
Beyond deep fakes: CMU method transfers style from one video to another
From Bigfoot to King Kong, people have been faking photographs and videos for as long as the media have existed.SciTech | September 17, 2018
Insular dwarfism allows islanders to conserve resources
Islands can do funny things to an animal population.SciTech | August 20, 2018
"Impossible" soy-derived burger looks and tastes just like meat
Imagine the perfect burger.
It’s a full sensory experience: taste, smell, sound, sight, and feel. It’s fragrant and savory. It sizzles on the grill. It has a browned exterior and a pink, juicy middle. You know to make sure there’s a napkin nearby before you take your first bite.
Now imagine all that, but the patty is 100 percent plant-based. Sound impossible?SciTech | April 30, 2018