Coral researchers find link between bacterial genus and disease susceptibilityCorals that appear healthy are more prone to getting sick when they're home to too many parasitic bacteria, new research at Oregon State University shows.EurekAlert! Shared .
Scientists discover new organic compounds that could have helped form the first cellsChemists studying how life started often focus on how modern biopolymers like peptides and nucleic acids contributed, but modern biopolymers don't form easily without help from living organisms.EurekAlert! Shared .
How computer scientists and marketers can create a better CX with AIA failure to incorporate behavioral insight into technological developments may undermine consumers' experiences with AI.EurekAlert! Shared .
Reforestation plans in Africa could go awryAn international team led by an UdeM researcher publishes the findings of a study on the biogeographical history of sub-Saharan Africa.EurekAlert! Shared .
Hurricane warnings in effect along Gulf Coast as Zeta nearsZeta is gathering strength as it heads northward towards Louisiana, which has been hit four times already this hurricane season by major storms.CBS News Shared .
WA vet Matt Carrick's cattle embryo-collection facility receives export accreditationA highly prized calf will soon be born in New Zealand from an embryo collected in Western Australia and sired in Canada, after a cattle embryo-collection facility receives export accreditation.ABC Science News Shared .
Dashboard designed to chart England's Covid-19 response finds major gaps in dataInteractive tool combines statistics to help public understand complex information.The Guardian Shared .
Election Science Stakes: Medicine and Public HealthScientific American's senior medicine editor, Josh Fischman, talks about issues in medicine and public health that will be affected by this election.Scientific American Shared .
How to prepare yourself — and your brain — to face bushfiresDo you know what you would do if you had to face a bushfire? Many people interviewed by researchers after bushfires thought they were prepared.ABC Science News Shared .
Hurricane Zeta takes aim at U.S. Gulf Coast after drenching parts of MexicoZeta is expected to regain strength as it moves over the Gulf of Mexico, prompting authorities to issue hurricane warnings in Louisiana and Mississippi.CBS News Shared .
Gulf Coast braces for Zeta after storm hits MexicoHurricane warnings are in effect in Louisiana and Mississippi as the Gulf Coast braces for another storm to make landfall.CBS News Shared .
Coronavirus study: Wild vampire bats observe social distancing when sickCORONAVIRUS has caused chaos this year, with many people blaming humans' inability to maintain social distancing.Express Shared .
WSU Master Class: History and Mysteries of The Universe with Max TegmarkMax Tegmark, cosmologist and Professor of Physics at MIT, delivers a comprehensive look at the study of our universe, examining both the origin of our cosmos and the infinite questions waiting to be answered.World Science Festival Shared .
Massive Galaxies in Early Universe were More Mature than Previously ThoughtIn a survey called ALPINE , astronomers used the Atacama Large Array to observe 118 early galaxies experiencing a growth spurt.Sci News Shared .
More water and ice found on the moon, NASA saysNASA scientists have found evidence of more water and ice on the moon than previously known.CBS News Shared .
AI revolution: The jobs to be replaced by Artificial Intelligence in next decade REVEALEDARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE is about to revolutionise the world's workforce in the coming years, a landmark new survey has revealed.Express Shared .
Pfizer CEO All but Rules Out Covid-19 Vaccine Before Election DayPfizer's C.E.O. said on Tuesday that much-anticipated results from its vaccine trial would not be coming this month, after all.The New York Times Shared .
Toxins are turning off great egrets mating in the EvergladesGreat egrets in the Everglades are losing their sexual motivation because they are exposed to mercury through the fish they eat, a University of Florida study using more than 20 years of data has found.Phys.org Shared .
How The Penrose Singularity Theorem Predicts The End of Space TimeThe Nobel prize in physics this year went to black holes. Generally speaking. Specifically, it was shared by the astronomers who revealed to us the Milky Way's central black hole and by Roger Penrose, who proved that in general relativity, every black hole contains a place of infinite gravity - a singularity.PBS Space Time Shared .
Large Tides Played Important Role in Evolution of Bony Fish and Early Tetrapods, Study SuggestsLarge tidal ranges from the Late Silurian to the Late Devonian epoch could have fostered both the evolution of air-breathing organs in bony fish to facilitate breathing in oxygen-poor tidal pools and the development of weight-bearing limbs in early tetrapods, the first vertebrate land-dwellers, to aid navigation within the intertidal zones.Sci News Shared .
Surprisingly mature galaxies in the early universeWhen the universe was only a tenth of its current age its galaxies experienced a growth spurt.Phys.org Shared .
Anthology of Horror, Volume 4The Halloween tradition continues as, once more, Robert and Joe dive into the rich history of TV horror and sci-fi anthology series to focus on the STBYM topics they might not otherwise get to discuss on the show.Stuff To Blow Your Mind Shared .
US firms fund deforestation, abuses in Amazon: reportMajor US financial firms are helping fund environmental destruction and indigenous rights abuses in the Amazon with billions of dollars in investments in questionable companies, according to a report published Tuesday.Phys.org Shared .
Halloween Full Moon: How to see Hunter's Blue MoonHALLOWEEN 2020 happens at the same time as a Hunter's Full Moon, made all the rarer because it is actually a Blue Moon.Express Shared .
Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aimResidents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves for yet another tropical weather strike Tuesday after Zeta raked across the Yucatan Peninsula on a track that forecasters said would likely bring it ashore south of New Orleans as a hurricane.Phys.org Shared .
Antarctica yields oldest fossils of giant birds with 6.4-meter wingspansFossils recovered from Antarctica in the 1980s represent the oldest giant members of an extinct group of birds that patrolled the southern oceans with wingspans of up to 21 feet that would dwarf the 11½-foot wingspan of today's largest bird, the wandering albatross.Phys.org Shared .
John Barrow obituaryCosmologist who asked whether the existence of intelligent life has implications for the nature of the universe.The Guardian Shared .
Juno data indicates 'sprites' or 'elves' frolic in Jupiter's atmosphereNew results from NASA's Juno mission at Jupiter suggest that either "sprites" or "elves" could be dancing in the upper atmosphere of the solar system's largest planet.Phys.org Shared .
Double Whammy of Warming, Overfishing Could Spell Disaster for Antarctic KrillScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Hubble Detects Iron and Iron Oxide on Asteroid PsycheAstronomers using the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed the main-belt asteroid.Sci News Shared .
Michigan fireball meteorite fragments could shed light on origins of solar systemFinding a pebble-sized fragment on a frozen lake or in a snow blanket is difficult if you donât know where to look, â said Philipp Heck, a co-author of the report and associate professor at the University of Chicago who is also curator of the meteorite, rock and mineral collection at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.The Guardian Shared .
Some Covid Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not VirusNew research found ‘autoantibodies' similar to those in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. But patients may also benefit from treatments for those autoimmune diseases.The New York Times Shared .
Bomb Blast RadiusTom Crawford website: of our videos with Tom at: bombs on Periodic Videos: is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute : are also supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.Numberphile Shared .
Mixed-phase clouds slow down global warming, but only up to a certain pointAs the ice in the clouds melts into droplets, they reflect more sunlight. But in the end there is no more ice left to melt.Phys.org Shared .
Assessing consistency in meta-analysis: A new measure considers statistical powerResearchers have improved the assessment of consistency in meta-analysis. The improved consistency measure considers statistical power, and it has potential to alter the interpretation of meta-analyses.Phys.org Shared .
A tale of two seasons: climate drives winter migration in birds but not the return to breeding sitesEach autumn, migratory birds in Europe set off on long and arduous journeys to spend the winter in the warmer south.Phys.org Shared .
Scientists fabricate novel ternary ceramic phosphor for warm white-LEDsBy efficiently converting the blue light emitted from InGaN chips into yellow light and mixing them into white light, classic yellow Y3Al5O12: Ce phosphor has proved itself to be the most prominent phosphor in white light emitting diodes.Phys.org Shared .
Scientists reveal dual specificity of Vav2-SH2 proteinRecently, a research team led by Prof. Wang Junfeng from the High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science revealed the dual specificity of Vav2-SH2 protein after investigating the specific recognition mechanism of human Vav2 protein with cell membrane phospholipids and the receptor tyrosine kinase EphA2 juxtamembrane region.Phys.org Shared .
Beaches can survive sea-level rises as long as they have space to moveAn international team of coastal scientists has dismissed suggestions that half the world's beaches could become extinct over the course of the 21st century.Phys.org Shared .
Endangered trees in Guam contribute to ecosystem diversity and healthResearch at the University of Guam has shown that the decomposition of leaf litter from three threatened tree species releases nitrogen and carbon into the soil for use by other plants.Phys.org Shared .
Water consumption for trees is calculated in order to design precision irrigation systemsIn 1995, the severe drought that devastated Spain left some farms using irrigation agriculture without water supplies.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers prove titanate nanotubes composites enhance photocatalysis of hydrogenIn a paper published in NANO, researchers from National Taiwan University examined the photocatalytic performances of titanate nanotubes against commonly-used titanium dioxide and discovered superior performance of TNTs.Phys.org Shared .
Catalonia to invest in 'Catalan Nasa' space agency and satellitesSurprise announcement comes as region struggles to contain soaring Covid infections.The Guardian Shared .
Butterfly color diversity due to female preferencesButterflies have long captured our attention due to their amazing color diversity. But why are they so colorful?Phys.org Shared .
Massive coral reef taller than the Empire State Building found off Australian coastDuring a 12-month exploration of the ocean around Australia, scientists last week discovered an enormous detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef - the first to be discovered in over 120 years.CBS News Shared .
Email suggests Elon Musk's space internet could be expensive and slowWe are trying to lower your initial expectations', the email reads.The Independent Shared .
Scientists kill 85 "murder hornets" and capture 13 alive: "This is only the start"Researchers were disturbed to see a children's playset only about 30 feet away form the nest.CBS News Shared .
Biodiversity monitoring programmes need a culture of collaborationEcological monitoring is the recording of biological diversity and its spatial and temporal changes. The lack of monitoring programs which cover a broad range of species often means that, in many countries, no clear assessments can be made about the status of biodiversity.Phys.org Shared .
October Full Moon 2020: When is the Hunter's Moon? What is its name's meaning?A rare Full Moon arrives in the skies this Saturday offering an extremely eerie way to celebrate Halloween 2020.Express Shared .
Single crystalline quaternary sulfide nanobeltsCopper-based quaternary sulfide nanomaterials, especially for Cu-Zn-In-S and Cu-Zn-Ga-S , which consist of non-toxic elements are attractive candidate for solar photocatalytic hydrogen production due to their tunable bandgap, good chemical and thermal stability, environmental benignity, and facile synthesis from abundant and inexpensive starting...Phys.org Shared .
Astronomers Analyze Atmosphere of Ultrahot NeptuneUsing data collected by the InfraRed Array Camera aboard NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite , astronomers have studied the atmosphere of the recently-discovered ultrahot-Neptune exoplanet LTT 9779b.Sci News Shared .
Ice loss due to warming leads to warming due to ice loss: A vicious circleThe loss of huge ice masses can contribute to the warming that is causing this loss and further risks.Phys.org Shared .
Can individual differences be detected in same-shaped pottery vessels by unknown craftsmen?An interdisciplinary research team has investigated whether there are quantitative differences that can be used to identify individual potters who make traditional, fixed-shape vessels that have been made in the same way for generations.Phys.org Shared .
'Sleeping giant' Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists findExclusive: expedition discovers new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered.The Guardian Shared .
The sweet spot of flagellar assemblyTo build the machinery that enables bacteria to swim, over 50 proteins have to be assembled according to a logical and well-defined order to form the flagellum, the cellular equivalent of an offshore engine of a boat.Phys.org Shared .
Study shows how tiny compartments could have preceded cellsUsing the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, scientists in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago studied these polymer compartments as they undergo phase changes to understand just what happens inside them during wet-dry cycle.Phys.org Shared .
Scientists uncover prophage defense mechanisms against phage attacks in mycobacteriaA phage is a virus that invades a bacterial cell. While harmless to human cells, phages are potentially deadly to bacteria since many phages enter a cell in order to hijack its machinery in order to reproduce itself, thus destroying the cell.Phys.org Shared .
Theoreticians show which quantum systems are suitable for quantum simulationsA joint research group led by Prof. Jens Eisert of Freie Universität Berlin and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has shown a way to simulate the quantum physical properties of complex solid state systems.Phys.org Shared .
Ultraheavy precision polymersAn environmentally friendly and sustainable synthesis of 'heavyweight' polymers with very narrow molecular weight distributions is an important concept in modern polymer chemistry.Phys.org Shared .
Low-cost airlines have adapted best to COVID-19The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a dramatic reduction in travel, especially to other countries. Figures show that in the second quarter of this year, airlines suffered an 80% fall in income compared to 2019, as the passenger fleet was brought to a virtual standstill, according to data from the International Air Transport Association.Phys.org Shared .
Energy at risk: The impact of climate change on supply and costsThe energy sector is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions and therefore mainly responsible for the observed human-caused changes in the climate system, but it is also vulnerable to the changing climate.Phys.org Shared .
Colon Cancer Screening Should Start Earlier, at Age 45, U.S. Panel SaysThe draft recommendation acknowledges a trend of higher rates of colon and rectal cancer in generations born since 1950.The New York Times Shared .
Random effects key to containing epidemicsTo control an epidemic, authorities will often impose varying degrees of lockdown. In a paper in the journal Chaos, scientists have discovered, using mathematics and computer simulations, why dividing a large population into multiple subpopulations that do not intermix can help contain outbreaks without imposing contact restrictions within those...Phys.org Shared .
Yeast study yields insights into longstanding evolution debateIn the past two decades, researchers have shown that biological traits in both species and individual cells can be shaped by the environment and inherited even without gene mutations, an outcome that contradicts one of the classical interpretations of Darwinian theory.Phys.org Shared .
Space to help build a green post-pandemic economyESA has several green initiatives to foster economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while promoting clean living and digital transformation.Phys.org Shared .
A Super Sensitive Alzheimer's Test Powered by NanozymesSimple tasks are now uphill struggles, social situations aren't fun, and the car keys are missing again.LabRoots Shared .
The Genetics of Skin Inflammation, Seen With Unprecedented ClarityA recent study published in Immunity details MIT scientists' exploration of the underlying mechanisms of inflammatory skin conditions using a new RNA sequencing technology.LabRoots Shared .
Geologists simulate soil conditions to help grow plants on MarsHumankind's next giant step may be onto Mars. But before those missions can begin, scientists need to make scores of breakthrough advances, including learning how to grow crops on the red planet.Phys.org Shared .
Initiatives to close the digital divide must last beyond the COVID-19 pandemic to workAs COVID-19 continues to force many schools to operate remotely, cities throughout the nation are stepping up to provide free internet service to public school students from families of lesser means.Phys.org Shared .
Undocumented immigrants may actually make American communities saferUndocumented immigration does not increase the violent crime rate in U.S. metropolitan areas. In fact, it may reduce property crime rates.Phys.org Shared .
Pet cemeteries reveal rise of belief in pet afterlifeWhilst many have explored changing social trends with human cemeteries, few archeologists have studied the animal equivalent.Phys.org Shared .
How stem cells choose their careers"What do you want to be when you grow up? " is a question it seems like every child gets asked.Phys.org Shared .
Galaxies in the infant universe were surprisingly matureMassive galaxies were already much more mature in the early universe than previously expected. This was shown by an international team of astronomers who studied 118 distant galaxies with the Atacama Large Array.Phys.org Shared .
Sports science: Quality wins games'Quality Wins Games'—this is the conclusion drawn by scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in their study "Success Factors in Football: An Analysis of the German Bundesliga." The most important success criteria they identified is avoiding errors in the defense and efficiency in scoring goals especially after counter-attacks.Phys.org Shared .
Saving the climate from the ground upSoil has the capacity to bind large quantities of carbon in the long term. An international team of researchers, including from the University of Bonn, is now advocating effective use of this potential.Phys.org Shared .
San Andreas fault earthquakes may have been influenced by ancient lakeSAN ANDREAS earthquakes may have been caused by an ancient lake which sat on top of the dreaded fault line, experts have revealed.Express Shared .
Preparing for Sentinel-6's challenging early daysTeams at ESA's mission control centre are getting ready to ensure a new Sentinel Earth Observation mission safely arrives in its correct orbit, from where it will map, measure and monitor rising sea levels after its launch on 10 November.Phys.org Shared .
Image: Space-borne human endothelial cellA human endothelial cell that was flown to the International Space Station and returned to Earth for analysis is helping researchers keep astronauts healthy in space.Phys.org Shared .
Expanding marine protected areas by 5% could boost fish yields by 20%, but there's a catchMarine protected areas, or MPAs as they're more commonly called, are very simple. Areas of the sea are set aside where certain fishing—are banned or restricted.Phys.org Shared .
Ancient soil minerals reveal Earth's climate historyHot and humid: Using minerals from ancient soils, ETH researchers are reconstructing the climate that prevailed on Earth some 55 million years ago.Phys.org Shared .
Tropical rainfall and sea surface temperature link could improve forecastsTropical rainfall, averaged on seasonal time scales, is influenced far more strongly by nearby sea temperatures in the real world than in almost all climate simulations, scientists have found, paving the way for more accurate global weather forecasts.Phys.org Shared .
Civic participation higher among male veterans compared to other menSince 9/11, the United States has deployed about 3 million troops around the globe. The time these troops spend in the military can profoundly shape how they participate in future social groups, and many social scientists are keen to know the details: How civically engaged will veterans be after military service?Phys.org Shared .
Tailoring 2-D materials to improve electronic and optical devicesNew possibilities for future developments in electronic and optical devices have been unlocked by recent advancements in two-dimensional materials, according to Penn State researchers.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers discover proton regulator of essential cancer microRNAMicroRNAs are evolutionarily conserved small noncoding RNAs—bits of genetic code that serve as critical gene regulators in many aspects of biological processes important for human health.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers reveal structural basis for two metal-ion catalysis of DNA cleavageCas9 and Cas12a, two Cas proteins used most in gene-editing, both encompass a RuvC catalytic domain.Phys.org Shared .
Biodegradable flip-flops coming soonBiodegradable plastics are very much on trend. But there are still very few sustainable alternatives for products containing foamed plastic.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers work to understand how we see at nightPublishing in PNAS, biologists at Kyoto University report on a previously unknown mechanism in the retina that will perhaps lead to a better understanding of how our eyes see at night.Phys.org Shared .
Small mussels in the Baltic are getting even smallerBlue mussels in the Baltic Sea are getting smaller with time but bigger in numbers, according to a new study from Stockholm University.Phys.org Shared .
Election polls are 95% confident but only 60% accurate, study findsHow confident should you be in election polls? Not nearly as confident as the pollsters claim, according to a new Berkeley Haas study.Phys.org Shared .
Q&A: Two experimental poll questions may point to a Trump victoryThis election season, the USC Dornsife Daybreak Poll is reporting predictions for the presidential election based on a few different methodologies.Phys.org Shared .
New method is a significant step towards greener pharmaceutical industryThe rapid changes in the chemical industry are connected on one hand with the depletion of natural resources and deepening of environmental concerns, and on the other hand with the growth of environmental awareness.Phys.org Shared .
The Grantecan finds the farthest black hole that belongs to a rare family of galaxiesAn international team of astronomers has identified one of the rarest known classes of gamma-ray emitting galaxies, called BL Lacertae, within the first 2 billion years of the age of the Universe.Phys.org Shared .
A Chance to Expand Medicaid Rallies Democrats in North CarolinaThe legislature in this battleground state could flip to Democratic control, a prospect that is bringing out lower-income voters who stayed home in 2016.The New York Times Shared .
A major milestone for an underground dark matter search experimentCrews working on the largest U.S. experiment designed to directly detect dark matter completed a major milestone last month, and are now turning their sights toward startup after experiencing some delays due to global pandemic precautions.Phys.org Shared .
Irrigation in India found to be increasing heat stress on people living thereA team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Purdue University and the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research has found that increased irrigation in parts of India has led to increasing heat stress on the people who live there.Phys.org Shared .
Fungi add flavor to vanillaWorldwide, vanilla is the most popular flavor we know. Vanilla is also a popular product in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry, where it is used in perfumes and medicines, amongst other things.Phys.org Shared .
Ring-Like Structures Spotted around Protostar IRS 63Astronomers using the Atacama Large Array have observed the emission from dust grains in the protoplanetary disk around the infant star IRS 63.Sci News Shared .
Solid-state technology for big data in particle physicsAt CERN's Large Hadron Collider, as many as 40 million particle collisions occur within the span of a single second inside the CMS particle detector's more than 80 million detection channels.Phys.org Shared .
Invading mole rats found to kidnap pups from conquered coloniesA trio of researchers with Washington University St. Louis, the Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission and San Francisco State University has found that invading mole rats at times kidnap pups from the colonies they conquer.Phys.org Shared .
'Fireball' meteorite contains pristine extraterrestrial organic compoundsOn the night of January 16, 2018, a fireball meteor streaked across the sky over the Midwest and Ontario before landing on a frozen lake in Michigan.Phys.org Shared .
One Climate-Change Wildfire Risk Lurks in the DarkScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
In a Battered New York Office Market, Life Science Is FlourishingWith state and city government support, developers are building laboratories for medical research and incubator spaces for biotech start-ups amid the race for a coronavirus vaccine.The New York Times Shared .
Rare Blue Full Moon to take to the night's sky on HalloweenOn October 31, a Blue Moon will light up the skies as people begin to celebrate the pagan holiday of Halloween.Express Shared .
NASA Moon discovery: Joe Biden could ‘ruin' lunar return mission after water breakthroughNASA made a breakthrough on the Moon, bolstering hopes for future explorations of the cosmos, but the space agency could receive a blow if Joe Biden wins the US election.Express Shared .
Moon has a lot more water than once thought, studies showWhile the amount of water detected by the airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy is small - the Sahara desert is 100 times "wetter," NASA said in a statement - the discovery will add impetus to the agency's plans to launch rovers and astronauts to the moon under the agency's Artemis program.CBS News Shared .
"Murder hornets" destroyed in Washington state as officials search for more nestsCrews wearing thick protective suits vacuumed the invasive insects from a tree into large canisters.CBS News Shared .
New Bio-Inspired Molecule Helps Concrete Resist Freeze DamageScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
These Oceanographers Want to Turn Marine Slime Into DrugsA California team will use a robotic vehicle to study tiny seafloor creatures, hoping they might yield new compounds to fight viruses and cancer.Wired UK Shared .
Mummified llamas yield new insights into Inca ritual sacrificesBound and decorated llamas, found at an Inca site in southern Peru, may have been buried alive as part of events in annexed territories.Science News Shared .
Southern California wildfires explode, forcing more than 60,000 to evacuateTwo wildfires are raging out of control in Orange County. At least two firefighters have been hospitalized with severe burns.CBS News Shared .
Water on the Moon: Russia beat NASA to the discovery by almost 50 yearsWATER on the Moon was first discovered by the Russian space agency in the 1970s, according to Russian-state media who claim that NASA ignored their findings.Express Shared .
How Indigenous Communities in Canada Organized an Exemplary Public Health Response to COVIDScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
What Comes After the International Space Station?Funding for the world's premiere orbital laboratory won't last forever. Its end could usher in a new era of commercial space stations.Wired UK Shared .
Archaeology news: Ancient texts reveal writing techniques used by ancient EgyptiansANCIENT writing practices used by the Egyptians are being deciphered by scientists using state of the art technology.Express Shared .
‘Something going on' Yellowstone scientists' ‘dome-shaped uplift' discovery inside calderaYELLOWSTONE scientists uncovered a 'dome-shaped uplift' in the caldera system, in what scientists have suggested is linked to the intrusion of magma in the volcano.Express Shared .
A Flu Shot Might Reduce Coronavirus Infections, Early Research SuggestsScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
NorthStar and Thales Alenia Space begin work on satellites to combat space collisionsCanada's NorthStar Earth and Space and Thales Alenia Space said on Tuesday they will begin work on a commercial satellite system to combat the threat of collisions in space.Reuters Shared .
COVID-19 risk linked to vaping, but addicted kids find it hard to stopCoronavirus risk offers a good reason to quit smoking e-cigarettes, except that's really hard. And lots of kids were trying even before the pandemic hit.Science News For Students Shared .
Let's learn about solar powerSolar power is a way to harness energy from the sun, and lessen our reliance on fossil fuels.Science News For Students Shared .
These free programs can help teens seeking to quit vapingMost kids don't know where to find help to stop using e-cigarettes. But new teen-friendly programs are emerging.Science News For Students Shared .
What Victorian-era seaweed pressings reveal about our changing seasA ‘women's pastime' practised by Queen Victoria, ‘seaweeding' spread from the UK to California - now the samples are providing a glimpse into history.The Guardian Shared .
The shortest event ever timed has been measured in zeptosecondsThe shortest duration ever measured is 247 zeptoseconds, or trillionths of a billionth of a second.Science News Shared .
Oxford Covid vaccine works in all ages, trials suggestVaccine being trialled by Oxford University and AstraZeneca offers hope for all age groups.The Guardian Shared .
Controlling Covid-19: lockdown, or let rip?"what's the best way to control the coronavirus pandemic? Opinions are divided, and we're joined by four leading experts to debate the best solution..."The Naked Scientists Shared .
Transforming Pandemic Grief Into ArtAnsel Oommen, an artist and medical lab worker, has turned biohazard labels into an outlet for pandemic grief and trauma.The New York Times Shared .
'Detached' reef bigger than Empire State building discovered in 500 metres of water off QueenslandA coral reef more than 400 metres tall, sitting 40 metres below the surface has been discovered just off the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in north Queensland.ABC Science News Shared .
Journey into a black hole: part 1Madeleine Finlay takes Science Weekly on a trip to Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy.The Guardian Shared .
Postpartum depression may persist three years after giving birthA National Institutes of Health study of 5,000 women has found that approximately 1 in 4 experienced high levels of depressive symptoms at some point in the three years after giving birth.EurekAlert! Shared .
'White matter lesion' mapping tool identifies early signs of dementiaA new tool for analyzing tissue damage seen on MRI brain scans can detect with more than 70 percent accuracy early signs of cognitive decline, new research shows.EurekAlert! Shared .
Vampire bats social distance when they get sickA new paper in Behavioral Ecology, published by Oxford University Press, finds that wild vampire bats that are sick spend less time near others from their community, which slows how quickly a disease will spread.EurekAlert! Shared .
Swiss fatalism protects against negative feelings in the pandemicTrust or disappointment in government crisis management is an important factor for the general mood, shows a study by the University of Zurich based on surveys in Israel and Switzerland.EurekAlert! Shared .
QUT biology student gifted fasciated pineapple at Sunshine Coast barbecue seeks answersThe gift of a fasciated pineapple at a Sunshine Coast barbecue has QUT biology students Ynna Hernandez-Europa and Sandie McEwan turning to the internet for answers.ABC Science News Shared .
NASA breakthrough: Humans could travel to Mars in HALF the time after major developmentNASA has received a design for a nuclear engine concept, which aims to slash interplanetary travel to Mars by more than half.Express Shared .
Five quick questions answered about finding water on the MoonWe've answered five quick questions about how excited we should be about the discovery of liquid water on the Moon and what happens next.ABC Science News Shared .
Coronavirus live news: 'We cannot give up' warns WHO chief; protests flare in ItalyProtests against Covid restrictions turn violent in Milan and Turin; US deaths up 10%; Pope to celebrate Christmas without congregation.The Guardian Shared .
Election 2020: The Stakes for ScienceScientific American's editor in chief sets up this week's series of podcasts about how this election could affect science, technology and medicine.Scientific American Shared .
Proportion of people in England with Covid antibodies has fallen, study saysFigure has dropped by over a quarter in three months, fuelling concerns over reinfection.The Guardian Shared .
Southern California wildfire forces 60,000 to evacuateTens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes in Orange County as the Silverado Fire becomes the latest wildfire to ravage Southern California.CBS News Shared .
"Murder hornets" in America: What you need to knowGrowing up to two inches long, this killer insect can decapitate 40 honeybees per minute.CBS News Shared .
On-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons could advance quantum devicesAn international multi-institution team of scientists has synthesized graphene strips of carbon atoms—on a titanium dioxide surface using an atomically precise method that removes a barrier for custom-designed carbon nanostructures required for quantum information sciences.Phys.org Shared .
Floating gardens: More than just a pretty placeBoulder, Colo., U.S. Floating gardens sound so idyllic. Now, a study proves that they are more than just a pretty place.Phys.org Shared .
Researcher proposes sea-level rise global observing systemUniversity of Miami. Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Shane Elipot proposes a new approach to monitoring global sea-level rise.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers investigate material properties for longer-lasting, more efficient solar cellsThe designers of solar cells know their creations must contend with a wide range of temperatures and all sorts of weather that can impact their efficiency and useful lifetime.Phys.org Shared .
Common liverwort study has implications for crop manipulationA new study on genetic pathways in the common liverwort could have future implications for crop manipulation.Phys.org Shared .
Impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal species on heterodera glycinesIntroduced to the United States over 60 years ago, soybean cyst nematode has spread broadly throughout the Midwest and eastern parts of the country.Phys.org Shared .
Wildlife flock to backyards for food from peopleTo see wildlife in the Triangle, sometimes you need go no further than your own backyard.Phys.org Shared .
CDC Says Nurses Are at High Risk for Covid-19A new study looked at the high numbers of health care workers hospitalized during the early months of the pandemic.The New York Times Shared .
COVID-19 heart changes raise death risk; virus may be lead killer of young adults during surgesReuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.Reuters Shared .
Hurricane Zeta forms in the Atlantic as it moves toward the Gulf CoastThe formation of Zeta puts the 2020 hurricane season one name storm away from tying the all-time record.CBS News Shared .
AI art: Artificial Intelligence creates logos 'from scratch' in world firstARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE experts have trained their machines to transform the creative industries - by creating logos of its own ‘from scratch'.Express Shared .
Investigating the Receptor Protein FPR1 in Brain CancerAmongst the more common targets for cancer therapies are cell surface receptors. These receptors are proteins - usually involved in transmitting signals into the cell - and are key signal gateways.LabRoots Shared .
Microplastics in groundwater present unknown riskMicroplastics pose multiple physical and chemical risks to the ecosystems where they're present, and those risks are exacerbated by plastics' longevity in natural environments.Phys.org Shared .
Ancient lake contributed to past San Andreas fault rupturesThe San Andreas fault, which runs along the western coast of North America and crosses dense population centers like Los Angeles, California, is one of the most-studied faults in North America because of its significant hazard risk.Phys.org Shared .
The magnetic fields of the jellyfish galaxy JO206An international team of astronomers has gained new insights into the physical conditions prevailing in the gas tail of so-called jellyfish galaxies.Phys.org Shared .
Colorado Contends with Record-Setting WildfiresScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
SOFIA Detects Molecular Water on Sunlit Surface of MoonUsing data gathered by the Faint Object infraRed CAmera for the SOFIA Telescope onboard the NASA/DLR Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy , astronomers have detected water molecules in sunny Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth, located in the Moonâs southern hemisphere.Sci News Shared .
Red and black ink from Egyptian papyri unveil ancient writing practicesScientists led by the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, have discovered the composition of red and black inks in ancient Egyptian papyri from circa 100-200 AD, leading to a number of hypotheses about writing practices.Phys.org Shared .
Accessible healthcare could be key to solving climate crisisCaring for people's health is a prescription for protecting rainforests, slowing climate change and creating significant monetary value, according to a new Stanford-led study.Phys.org Shared .
Who does the electoral college favor?Simulations from Columbia University researchers show a slight bias toward Trump but less of a tilt than in the 2016 election.Phys.org Shared .
Global 'BiteMap' reveals how marine food webs may change with climateWhere are small marine animals most vulnerable to getting eaten? The answer has big consequences for coastal ecosystems, where most of the world's fishing takes place, since predators can radically change underwater communities.Phys.org Shared .
Greenhouse effect of clouds instrumental in origin of tropical stormsWith the tropical storm season in the Atlantic Ocean underway and already well into the Greek alphabet for naming, better storm track prediction has allowed timely evacuations and preparations.Phys.org Shared .
Summer road trip finds small streams have big impacts on Great LakesIn the summer of 2018, Rob Mooney, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Limnology, set out on an epic road trip around Lake Michigan.Phys.org Shared .
Study uncovers why bats excel as viral reservoirs without getting sickBats act as reservoirs of numerous zoonotic viruses, including SARS-CoV, MERS CoV, Ebola virus and—most likely—SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen behind the ongoing pandemic.Phys.org Shared .
Books Bound in Human Flesh w/ Megan RosenbloomIn this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined once again by UCLA librarian and Death Salon director Megan Rosenbloom to talk about her new book, "Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin." They discuss the rare practice known as anthropodermic bibliopegy, in which published works are...Talk Nerdy Shared .
Scientist Bill Nye on ways to get kids engaged and curious in science during coronavirus eraBill Nye the Science Guy is working to inspire the next generation of world-changing scientists.CBS News Shared .
OSIRIS-REx Collects Sufficient Sample of Asteroid Bennu's RegolithDuring the ‘Touch-And-Go' sample collection event on October 20, 2020, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collected more than enough surface material of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu to meet one of its main mission requirements, according to the mission scientists.Sci News Shared .
Study offers more complete view of massive asteroid PsycheA new study authored by Southwest Research Institute planetary scientist Dr. Tracy Becker discusses several new views of the asteroid 16 Psyche, including the first ultraviolet observations.Phys.org Shared .
60,000 in Southern California to evacuate after blaze growsA fast-moving wildfire forced evacuations for 60,000 people in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blazes.Phys.org Shared .
Scientists remove 98 'murder hornets' in Washington stateScientists removed 98 so-called murder hornets from a nest discovered near the Canadian border in Washington state over the weekend, including 13 that were captured live in a net, the state Department of Agriculture said Monday.Phys.org Shared .
SOFIA discovers water on sunlit surface of moonNASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.Phys.org Shared .
Scientists working on next-gen nanocarsNanomechanics at Rice University and the University of Houston are getting ready to rev their engines for the second international Nanocar Race.Phys.org Shared .
Researcher found female candidates are more likely to discuss the economy than malesIn a new study published in Politics and Policy, Deserai Crow, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver in the School of Public Affairs, found significant differences in rhetoric between both party affiliation and gender.Phys.org Shared .
Odds are good for unique 2-D compoundEngineers at Rice University and Texas A&M University have found a 2-D material that could make computers faster and more energy-efficient.Phys.org Shared .
Scientists develop genetic 'monitors' that detect when genes are activeGenetic sensors that can detect the activity from genes, rather than just the genes themselves, have been developed by a team led by University of Warwick scientists.Phys.org Shared .
How cells use mechanical tension sensors to interact with their environmentActin is among the most abundant proteins in cells, and it has many jobs—from giving the cell its very shape and structure to managing networks of proteins crucial to numerous cellular functions.Phys.org Shared .
Hidden losses deep in the Amazon rainforestFew places on Earth are as rich in biodiversity and removed from human influence as the world's largest rainforest—the Amazon.Phys.org Shared .
A Malaria Mystery, Partly Solved: What Happens When the Rains End?A study in Mali suggests that malaria parasites hide out during the dry season by altering the properties of red blood cells.The New York Times Shared .
Aged cell variations may control health and onset of age-related diseasesResearchers from Kumamoto University, Japan have proposed that cellular senescence variations during the aging process could lead to control of health and onset of age-related diseases.Phys.org Shared .
Divergent synthesis of bicyclic medium-sized ring structuresNational University of Singapore chemists have discovered catalyst-controlled divergent reactions to synthesize three different classes of medium-sized bicyclic compounds from the same starting materials for the development of therapeutic drug molecules.Phys.org Shared .
Land management in forest and grasslands: How much can we intensify?Intensive land-use reduces beneficial effects of biodiversity on ecosystem services. This is the main result of a study led by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research , the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research and the University of Bern.Phys.org Shared .
Biopolyimides become water-soluble like starchThis is the first ever report on the syntheses of water-soluble polyimides which are derived from bio-based resources, showing high transparency, tunable mechanical strength and the highest thermoresistance in water-soluble polymers.Phys.org Shared .
Light on efficiency loss in organic solar cellsInsight into energy losses that affect the conversion of light into electricity could help enhance organic solar cell efficiencies.Phys.org Shared .
Timeline of early eukaryotic evolution unveiledBy analyzing duplicates of thousands of genes, researchers have reconstructed the evolutionary events leading to the creation of eukaryotic cells, the precursors to virtually all life you can see with the naked eye.Phys.org Shared .
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Is Overflowing with Asteroid SamplesScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
On the moon, water water everywhere and not a drop to drinkThe moon lacks the bodies of liquid water that are a hallmark of Earth but scientists said on Monday lunar water is more widespread than previously known, with water molecules trapped within mineral grains on the surface and more water perhaps hidden in ice patches residing in permanent shadows.Reuters Shared .
There May Be Far More Water on the Moon Than NASA ThoughtA new pair of studies reveals that the resource isn't limited to large shadowy craters.Wired UK Shared .
Water exists on the moon, scientists confirmWith no significant atmosphere insulating it from the sun's rays, it had been assumed that the moon's surface was dry - until the 1990s, when orbiting spacecraft found indications of ice in large and inaccessible craters near the moon's poles.The Guardian Shared .
Drug-resistant hospital bacteria persist even after deep cleaningScientists have used genome sequencing to reveal the extent to which a drug-resistant gastrointestinal bacterium can spread within a hospital, highlighting the challenge hospitals face in controlling infections.Phys.org Shared .
Tiny moon shadows may harbor hidden stores of iceHidden pockets of water could be much more common on the surface of the moon than scientists once suspected, according to new research led by the University of Colorado Boulder.Phys.org Shared .
Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got way easierResearchers have developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers reveal US corn crop's growing sensitivity to droughtLike a baseball slugger whose home run totals rise despite missing more curveballs each season, the U.S. Corn Belt's prodigious output conceals a growing vulnerability.Phys.org Shared .
The Darwinian diet: You are what you eatImagine millions of leafcutter ants on parade through a tropical forest. Driven by a craving mysterious to humans, they suddenly stream up a towering tree trunk.Phys.org Shared .
Wrinkled 'super pea' could be added to foods to reduce diabetes riskA type of wrinkled 'super pea' may help control blood sugar levels and could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, suggests a new study.Phys.org Shared .
Water exists on sunny parts of the moon, scientists confirmNew observations of the moon, made by a telescope flying onboard a Boeing 747-SP jet, have confirmed the presence of water on sunlit areas of the moon.Science News Shared .
How malaria parasites hide from the human immune systemBy turning genes on or off, the parasite keeps blood levels low but persistent, so infection doesn't set off alarm bells for the immune system.Science News Shared .
Attacking leukemia trojan horse styleResearchers from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry have developed a new approach to targeting leukemic stem cells, the cells that grow into leukemia - Cancer.LabRoots Shared .
NASA finds liquid water on the Moon, raising hopes for exploration and habitationScientists have long suspected that large amounts of frozen water lurk on the Moon in deep, polar craters that never see the Sun — but they've now detected liquid water molecules in a pockmarked, sunlit region near its south pole.ABC Science News Shared .
Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the MoonScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Paleontologists Identify New Species of PlesiosaurA new genus and species of elasmosaurid plesiosaur has been identified by an international team of paleontologists led by Dr. Valentin Fischer from the Evolution and Diversity Dynamics Lab at the Université de Liège.Sci News Shared .
Academics develop algorithm to analyse HeLa cancer cellsDr. Cefa Karabag and Dr. Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro have collaborated with the Francis Crick Institute in preparing and analyzing HeLa cells as part of a research project, documented in the October edition of the PLoS ONE journal: Semantic segmentation of HeLa cells: An objective comparison between one traditional algorithm and four...Phys.org Shared .
Philippines: Typhoon displaces 120,000 people, 8 missingA strong typhoon blew out of the Philippines on Monday after displacing more than 120,000 people, leaving several fishermen missing and causing at least six vessels to sink or run aground in storm-tossed waters, officials said.Phys.org Shared .
From sea to shining sea: New survey reveals state-level opinions on climate changeNorth and South, rural and urban—the United States is a complex mix of cultures, mindsets, and life experiences.Phys.org Shared .
Study tracks evolution of SARS-CoV-2 virus mutationsSince COVID-19 began its menacing march across Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and then across the world, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has taken a "whatever works" strategy to ensure its replication and spread.Phys.org Shared .
A molecular break for root growthRoots are essential for reaching water and nutrients, for anchorage to the ground, but also for interacting and communicating with microorganisms in the soil.Phys.org Shared .
Coronavirus volunteers: Greater satisfaction thanks to online platformsShortly after the lockdown began, a huge number of volunteers signed up to help people in coronavirus risk groups—primarily via online platforms.Phys.org Shared .
Former rebel groups become more moderate after gaining political power in nations with democracy, research showsFormer rebel groups who transform into political parties have adopted a moderate stance after gaining power in more democratic political systems, a study shows.Phys.org Shared .
Is more iron a good thing for the oceans even if it comes from coal power plants?A team of researchers from USC, Columbia University, University of Washington, MIT and the University of Hawaii, have found that emissions from coal-fired power plants in China are fertilizing the North Pacific Ocean with iron.LabRoots Shared .
CRISPR screen identifies genes, drug targets to protect against SARS-CoV-2 infectionTo identify new potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2, a team of scientists at the New York Genome Center, New York University, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, performed a genome-scale, loss-of-function CRISPR screen to systematically knockout all genes in the human genome.Phys.org Shared .
Estimating risk of airborne COVID-19 with mask usage, social distancingThe continued increase in COVID-19 infection around the world has led scientists from many different fields, including biomedicine, epidemiology, virology, fluid dynamics, aerosol physics, and public policy, to study the dynamics of airborne transmission.Phys.org Shared .
Does a 'Mismatch' Between Diet and Biology Cause Poor Health?People that eat a 'paleo' diet operate under the idea that we should be eating more like our ancestors, and that metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity are related to a mismatch between the foods our bodies should eat, and what we actually consume.LabRoots Shared .
Fighting mesothelioma with gold nanotubesNew research published in the journal Small details how gold nanotubes could be used to treat mesothelioma cancer.LabRoots Shared .
Five things you need to know about bats, disease and coronavirusBats are in the limelight these days because they are rumoured to be the source of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the coronavirus pandemic.Phys.org Shared .
Surprised researchers: Number of leopards in northern China on the riseLeopards are fascinating animals. In addition to being sublime hunters that will eat nearly anything and can survive in varied habitats from forests to deserts, they are able to withstand temperatures ranging from minus 40 degrees Celsius during winter to plus 40 degrees in summer.Phys.org Shared .
Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancersGold nanotubes—tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair—could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, according to a team of researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds.Phys.org Shared .
The uncertain future of the oceansThe ocean plays a key role in the current climate change, as it absorbs a considerable part of the atmospheric carbon dioxide emitted by mankind.Phys.org Shared .
Irregular appearances of glacial and interglacial climate statesDuring the last 2.6 million years of Earth's climate has altered between glacial and interglacial states.Phys.org Shared .
Shifts in flowering phases of plants due to reduced insect densityIt still sounds unlikely today, but declines in insect numbers could well make it a frequent occurrence in the future: fields full of flowers, but not a bee in sight.Phys.org Shared .
Solar hydrogen: Let's consider the stability of photoelectrodesHydrogen is a versatile fuel that can store and release chemical energy when needed. Hydrogen can be produced in a climate-neutral way by the electrolytic splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen using solar energy.Phys.org Shared .
Super-resolution microscopy and machine learning shed new light on fossil pollen grainsPlant biology researchers at the University of Illinois and computer scientists at the University of California Irvine have developed a new method of fossil pollen identification through the combination of super-resolution microscopy and machine learning.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers Create High-Stringency Blueprint of Human ProteomeScientists from the Human Proteome Project provide evidence for detected expression for 90.4% of the 19,773 predicted proteins coded in the human genome.Sci News Shared .
Data reveals evidence of molecular absorption in the atmosphere of a hot NeptuneAn international team of scientists recently measured the spectrum of the atmosphere of a rare hot Neptune exoplanet, whose discovery by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite was announced just last month.Phys.org Shared .
SpaceX starship passes static fire test with three raptor engines, finally gets nose coneIt's beginning to look like SpaceX will attempt to make the 15-kilometer hop test before Christmas.Phys.org Shared .
Gearing up for Life: The First 7 Days of the Immune SystemThe mother's placenta serves as a shield for the developing fetus inside the womb, protecting it from the constant barrage of environmental pathogens - Immunology.LabRoots Shared .
A Network of Fungi Helps Trees GrowTrees rely on a network of fungal friends for good health. Communities of trees can share nutrients and other essentail molecules this way.LabRoots Shared .
Researchers probe the number of bacteria in liquid samplesA WPI researcher and team of students were part of a group of 244 laboratories around the world that demonstrated a solution to a long-standing problem in the number of bacteria in a liquid sample.Phys.org Shared .
How mobile shopping habits differ around the world, from Brazil to AustraliaMobile commerce platforms often operate in several international markets. M-commerce managers often focus on which features should be kept constant and which should be adapted to specific characteristics of national markets.Phys.org Shared .
New graphene-based antibody test developed for detecting kidney diseaseAn interdisciplinary team of researchers from The University of Manchester have developed a new graphene-based testing system for disease-related antibodies, initially targeting a kidney disease called Membranous Nephropathy.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers find new transposon-derived genes related to autism and other neurological diseasesThe lack of certain genes in the BEC/TCEAL cluster could be related to alterations associated with autism spectrum disorder, according to a preclinical study published in the journal Genome Biology and led by Professor Jordi Garcia Fernàndez, from the Faculty of Biology and the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona , and...Phys.org Shared .
How creative use of technology may have helped save schooling during the pandemicIt is estimated around half the world's students' schools remain shut down. All told, this has been a potentially damaging disruption to the education of a generation.Phys.org Shared .
Astronomers enlist AI in the search for 'lethal' baby star eruptionsYoung stars—just like young humans—are prone to temper flares. But star flares can incinerate everything around them, including the atmospheres of nearby planets starting to form.Phys.org Shared .
Graphing by hand promote understanding of algebraic formulasFor many students, algebraic formulas are &;: they lack symbol sense. Symbol sense includes identifying the structure of algebraic formulas, giving meaning to them, and reasoning with and about formulas.Phys.org Shared .
New blockchain tech key to cost savings for Northern mango producerA new blockchain platform has proven to be a game-changer for one of Australia's largest mango producers, providing real-time, secure information from the tree to the supermarket.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers find 'sweet spot' for kiwifruit pollinationPlant and Food Research scientists and collaborators from the U.S. have compiled more than 30 years of field-based data from kiwifruit research to create "digital twins" of pollination processes in kiwifruit orchards, and have used these to predict how growers can optimize their fruit set.Phys.org Shared .
Brazilian youth's important role in fight against climate change, study findsMarginalized young people in Brazilian cities can play an important role in responding to the threat of climate change, but youth engagement needs to be both playful and take youth seriously to support them in expressing their full potential in bringing about local change—according to a new study.Phys.org Shared .
Surprising communication between atoms could improve quantum computingA group of University of Wisconsin-Madison physicists has identified conditions under which relatively distant atoms communicate with each other in ways that had previously only been seen in atoms closer together—a development that could have applications to quantum computing.Phys.org Shared .
Chemical profiles in whale blubber reveal changes in Antarctic food chainA long-term Griffith University-led study has for the first time used biochemical tracers in whale blubber to track the diet of humpback whales over 10 years.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers discover new species of gall waspA horrifying insect soap opera with vampires, mummies and infant-eating parasites is playing out on the stems and leaves of live oak trees every day, and evolutionary biologist Scott Egan found the latest character—a new wasp species that may be a parasite of a parasite—within walking distance of his Rice University lab.Phys.org Shared .
Sensing carbon monoxideCarbon monoxide is an insidiously toxic gas. It can pervade an enclosed space and causes drowsiness and at sufficiently high concentration is lethal to anyone breathing it.Phys.org Shared .
Toronto's low-income and racialized communities have fewer trees, researchers sayAn afternoon walk along the Harbourfront was the genesis of Jacqueline Scott's U of T doctoral thesis.Phys.org Shared .
Concrete structure's lifespan extended by a carbon textileThe Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology has announced the development of an effective structural strengthening method using a noncombustible carbon textile grid and cement mortar, which can double the load-bearing capacities of structurally deficient concrete structures and increase their usable lifespan threefold.Phys.org Shared .
Boston Dynamics' Robots Won't Take Our Jobs… YetOn this week's Get WIRED podcast, writer Matt Simon talks about Spot the dog and SpaceX with Marc Raibert.Wired UK Shared .
We're so nature-deprived that even footage of wilderness lifts our spiritsAround 70% of the worlds population will live in urban areas by 2050. Simulated nature is better than none - but its not nature.The Guardian Shared .
The first habitable-zone, Earth-sized planet discovered with exoplanet survey spacecraftTESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, was launched in 2018 with the goal of discovering small planets around the Sun's nearest neighbors, stars bright enough to allow for follow-up characterizations of their planets' masses and atmospheres.Phys.org Shared .
Mythbusting: Five common misperceptions surrounding the environmental impacts of single-use plasticsStand in the soda pop aisle at the supermarket, surrounded by rows of brightly colored plastic bottles and metal cans, and it's easy to conclude that the main environmental problem here is an overabundance of single-use containers: If we simply recycled more of them, we'd go a long way toward minimizing impacts.Phys.org Shared .
Pandemic Quiet Is Helping Humans Eavesdrop on Rare DolphinsResearchers are hoping to use the opportunity to get a better handle on the language of Australia's endangered Burrunan dolphins.Wired UK Shared .
When Exposed to Estrogen, Fish Generate Fewer MalesLife on earth relies on clean water, something that is becoming more scarce. Researchers have found that if water is contaminated with even low levels - Cell And Molecular Biology.LabRoots Shared .
Why Biden calls Trump a 'climate arsonist'The Guardian's Emily Holden looks at how the US is far off the path of what is necessary to avoid catastrophic global heating - and examines why the Democratic presidential nominee calls his rival a 'climate arsonist'The Guardian Shared .
Seabirds Anticipate Typhoons to Help MigrationsScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Washington officials find first-ever "murder hornet" nest in the U.S.Officials plan to eradicate the Asian giant hornet nest, hopefully, before the invasive species takes hold.CBS News Shared .
Mark Kelly's Been To Space. Can He Make it to Capitol Hill?Mark Kelly isn't the first former NASA astronaut to run for office, but if he's elected he'll be the only one to make it to Congress on his first shot.Wired UK Shared .