Digital Trends – Keen to press ahead with countermeasures, a British prison this week switched on a newly installed 600-meter-high “drone shield” that’s designed to detect and block drones that fly close to its perimeter.
ScienceDaily – Engineers at the University of Maryland have developed a new use for wood: to filter water. Liangbing Hu of the Energy Research Center and his colleagues added nanoparticles to wood, then used it to filter toxic dyes from water.
ScienceDaily – For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a way to deliver a drug to a tumor by attaching it to a blood cell. The innovation could let doctors target tumors with anticancer drugs that might otherwise damage healthy tissues.
The Washington Post – Hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives.
Science – Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in the U.S. House of Representatives voiced their displeasure with the Trump administration’s proposed $5.8 billion cut next year to the budget of the National Institutes of Health.
In today's Neuroscience SciPol Daily, new advances in brain implants; voluntary concussion protocols in the world of cycling; how being an only child affects the brain; and calls for stronger regulation of fentanyl after an accidental death.