Author Archives: Helen Powell

About Helen Powell

I am a registered midwife and a passionate science reporter with a particular interest in biology and nutrition. I have lived in Mississippi for most of my life and have extensive writing experience, having previously worked as an editor for Hattiesburg American. I now contribute part-time to Lateral Line and spend much of my time reading science journals. 71 West Law Ave. Rose Hill, MS 39356 [email protected] 601-691-5001

A researcher wants to image the entire country in 3D

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Initially, Chris Fisher, an archaeologist at the State University of Colorado, founded the Earth Archives to keep records of ancient cities and sites built by the ancient population. However, the current climate situation convinced him that it won’t be long before we lose a very important part of our cultural heritage. With global warming, the terrestrial environment will radically change… Read more »

A genetic mutation detection may be the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in some cases

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Some cases of sudden infant death (SIDS) can be explained by a genetic anomaly, a mitochondrial trifunctional protein deficiency, according to a new study published yesterday in Nature Communications. It is a cardiac metabolic disorder caused by a genetic mutation in the HADHA gene. As explained in the press release in which the study was presented, children born with this… Read more »

Kaku: “We will probably find smart aliens by the end of the century”

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In a podcast held on the Lex Fridman YouTube channel, a famous theoretical and futuristic physicist and professor at City College, New York, made several statements about the potential of intellectual alien civilization and the potential of us to contact them. Have a listen to the video below: Scientists not only confirm the strong potential of the existence of intellectual… Read more »