10 Science News Roundup #5

Here are 10 science news that I find interesting and important to take note.

Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients, study suggests – Sleep deprivation — typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings — rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years, from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Science Daily

Getting emotional after failure helps you improve next time, study finds – New research led by a University of Kansas marketing professor has found emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people’s results for the next time they tackle the next related task. Science Daily

‘Big Chicken’ chronicles the public health dangers of using antibiotics in farming – Journalist Maryn McKenna opens Big Chicken by teasing our taste buds with a description of the succulent roasted chickens she bought at an open-air market in Paris. Science News

Thanks To Lobbying, It’s Illegal To Power Your Home With Solar Panels In Florida – It may have ravaged much of the Caribbean, but Hurricane Irma weakened mercifully quickly as it passed over Florida. IFL Science

Congress Defies Trump And Votes To Boost American Science Funding For 2018 – For all its many failings, Congress is doing one thing right: It’s repeatedly ignoring President Trump’s requests to drastically cut federal science funding to historic lows, at least for the most part. IFL Science

Human semen can host up to 27 different viruses – When scientists discovered that the Zika virus can survive in semen for up to 6 months, people exposed to the disease—especially those hoping to have children—were horrified. Science Mag

Team of ITE staff develops device to simplify kidney stones removal – SINGAPORE: A new innovation to simplify the process of removing large or complex kidney stones has been developed by a team of staff from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), said a joint press release on Tuesday morning (Sep 19).
Channel Newsasia

Raw Deal: Is ‘Chicken Sashimi’ Safe? – t’s not uncommon to find raw foods on a restaurant menu — think sushi or steak tartare — but if you see uncooked poultry as an option the next time you’re dining out, you may want to opt for something else. Live Science

Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows – The highly ambitious aim of limiting global warming to less than 1.5C remains in reach, a new scientific analysis shows. The Guardian

JPMorgan and Citigroup pledge to be powered by 100% renewables by 2020 – US investment banking giants Citigroup and JPMorgan have both committed to being powered entirely by renewable energy by 2020. Independent

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