New approach creates metamaterials that are light, thin and flexible — ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed an automatic drawing machine that uses pens and pencils to draw metamaterials onto paper. They demonstrated the new approach by using it to make three metamaterials that…

Public patience with zero-covid is wearing thin in China

The 21m residents of Chengdu faced a tricky decision on September 5th: adhere to the covid-19 lockdown declared by authorities days earlier, or evacuate their homes as a 6.8-magnitude earthquake…

In a systematic review of scientific literature, researchers find thin evidence that cannabis has clinical benefits — ScienceDaily

Evidence behind the effectiveness of cannabis-related products to treat chronic pain is surprisingly thin, according to a new systematic evidence review by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University. The…

How ‘Thin Places’ explores nature, trauma and the Irish Troubles through memoir – Orange County Register

Growing up in Derry, Northern Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s, Kerri ní Dochartaigh was struck by trauma at every turn.  The Troubles – the violent conflict between Protestants and…

How an aging nation, COVID-19 stretch the doctor workforce thin

Warnings about the impending physician shortage are becoming more dire as COVID-19 induces the nation’s aging physician workforce to contemplate early retirement or at least significantly reducing its workload. “Many…