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 2022-01-17 15:06 

LiveScience.com

Italian Culture: Facts, customs & traditions...

Italian culture traces its roots back to the ancient world and has influenced art, fashion and food around the world....

 2022-01-17 15:04 

Space.com

What is a Satellite?...

Artificial satellites from Earth have only populated space since 1957, but there are now hundreds of thousands of objects from our planet in orbit....

 2022-01-17 15:00 

Space.com

Axiom Space: Building the off-Earth economy...

Axiom Space plans to operate its own space station in low Earth orbit in the coming years, and it has inked deals with SpaceX to fly multiple tourist missions to the International Space Station....

 2022-01-17 15:00 

Scientific American

In a First, an 'Atomic Fountain' Has Measured the Curvature of Spacetime...

The atom interferometry technique uses the effects of time dilation to reveal subtle changes in gravity's strength...

 2022-01-17 14:45 

Phys.org

Device sniffs out the 'smell-fingerprints' of pestered plants...

A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists has developed an electronic nose to sniff out whitefly infestations of tomato plants....

 2022-01-17 14:44 

Phys.org

New method uses waste to clean arsenic from lake contaminated by gold mine...

Arsenic has been leaching into the lake from tailings at the abandoned Long Lake Gold Mine, which operated intermittently until 1937 and produced approximately 200,000 metric tons of tailings, discharged directly to the environment without containment....

 2022-01-17 14:34 

Phys.org

Arase satellite uncovers coupling between plasma waves and charged particles in Geospace...

In a new study published in Physical Review Letters, researchers from Japan show that high-frequency plasma waves in the geospace can generate low-frequency plasma waves through wave-particle interactions by heating up low-energy ions, unveiling a new ene...

 2022-01-17 14:34 

Phys.org

Superabsorption unlocks key to next-generation quantum batteries...

Researchers at the University of Adelaide and their overseas partners have taken a key step in making quantum batteries a reality. They have successfully proved the concept of superabsorption, a crucial idea underpinning quantum batteries....

 2022-01-17 14:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Enhanced statistical models will aid conservation of killer whales and other species...

Retrieving an accurate picture of what a tagged animal does as it journeys through its environment requires statistical analysis, especially when it comes to animal movement, and the methods statisticians use are always evolving to make full use of the la...

 2022-01-17 14:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Inciting instead of coercing, 'nudges' prove their effectiveness...

To get through challenges such as the pandemic or the climate change, citizens must change their habits and behaviors. But how can this be achieved without resorting to coercive measures? The answer to this question may be the 'nudges' that have b...

 2022-01-17 14:30 

Phys.org

New study finds stream restorations increase home values...

A new coat of paint and some nice shrubs are common ways to add curb appeal and, potentially, value to your home. New research from the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources finds that some less common fixes could also help homeowners incre...

 2022-01-17 14:25 

Phys.org

If the US and China quarrel, the planet suffers, author says...

Sophia Kalantzakos' scholarship focuses on how the climate crisis impacts global power politics. Her book China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths, focuses on resource competition between the major industrial nations (U.S., E.U., Japan) and China. In ...

 2022-01-17 14:25 

Phys.org

Working in isolated environments enables culture of bullying among elite chefs...

Bullying, violence and aggressive behavior among chefs employed in fine dining restaurants is enabled by their working environments, research from Cardiff University has found....

 2022-01-17 14:24 

Phys.org

Study: Basic income would not reduce people's willingness to work...

A basic income would not necessarily mean that people would work less. This is the conclusion of a series of behavioral experiments by cognitive psychologist Fenna Poletiek, social psychologist Erik de Kwaadsteniet and cognitive psychologist Bastiaan Vuyk...

 2022-01-17 14:24 

Phys.org

Molecular mechanism involved in the cholesterol cell transport...

A team of the University of Barcelona (UB) and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) identified a mechanism involved in the movement of cholesterol inside the cells. The study, published in the Journal of Cell Biology, shows how t...

 2022-01-17 14:24 

Phys.org

Challenging the theory of the narrow host range of phages...

Viruses that infect bacteria could one day replace antibiotics because they precisely attack only specific pathogens. Researchers at ETH Zurich are now showing that this is not always the case. This new finding is important because bacterial viruses can t...

 2022-01-17 14:23 

Phys.org

Tracing the origins of plants in West African cuisine...

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, in co-operation with colleagues from Goethe University, Frankfurt, has uncovered the first insights into the origins of West African plant-based cuisine, locked inside pottery fragments dating back s...

 2022-01-17 14:22 

Phys.org

Major new study shows role beavers could play in restoring Scotland's rivers...

Beavers could make an important contribution to improving the condition of Scotland's rivers, including helping to improve water quality and limiting the effects of drought....

 2022-01-17 14:22 

Phys.org

Fighting weeds in a changing world...

The world is warming. And fast. By 2050, it's likely the planet will have warmed by about 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit compared to before the Industrial Revolution. That warming brings substantial changes. Storms will be stronger. People will run their air ...

 2022-01-17 14:18 

Phys.org

Celebrities vs influencers: New research determines a winner...

New research from Dr. Oluwakemi (Kemi) Shobowale shows that people prefer to get their paid mascara recommendations from influencers than celebrities....

 2022-01-17 14:18 

Phys.org

Professionals are trending in a left and liberal direction; on most issues, blue collar workers are not...

Professionals and managers are becoming more liberal while blue collar workers, who were once the backbone of leftist politics in the U.S., now show more conservative views on a number of issues that liberal politicians have elevated in recent elections, ...

 2022-01-17 14:18 

Phys.org

Evolution follows climate: Oaks adapted rapidly to climate change in the Anthropocene...

The acceleration of global warming due to human activities has made the pace of tree evolution and adaptation a core concern of researchers and foresters. Researchers from INRAE, the ONF, the CEA and the universities of Uppsala (Sweden) and Zhejiang (Chin...

 2022-01-17 14:08 

Space.com

Terrestrial planets: Definition & facts about the inner planets and beyond...

Discover the four terrestrial planets in our solar system and the many more beyond it....

 2022-01-17 14:00 

TreeHugger

Pet Cats Map Their Owners' Location Using Sound Cues...

Pet cats appear to use their ears to mentally map where their owners are, new study finds....

 2022-01-17 13:58 

ScienceDaily.com

Bone growth inspired 'microrobots' that can create their own bone...

Inspired by the growth of bones in the skeleton, researchers have developed a combination of materials that can morph into various shapes before hardening. The material is initially soft, but later hardens through a bone development process that uses the ...

 2022-01-17 13:42 

Space.com

Launching with Blue Origin: Q&A with spaceflight veteran Dylan Taylor...

The founder of Space for Humanity reflects on his Dec. 11 suborbital flight on Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft....

 2022-01-17 13:35 

BBC

Government says its climate change curbs inadequate...

Ministers say coping even with low levels could cost the country billions of pounds a year....

 2022-01-17 13:16 

The Conversation

Why do plants grow straight?...

_Allium schoenoprasum_, better known as chives. Andreas Rockstein/Flickr , CC BY-SA Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you'd like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com . Why do plants ...

 2022-01-17 13:10 

Phys.org

Maternal metamorphosis: How mothering has changed in Australia since the second world war...

When I first became a mother in 2013, I realized my experiences of motherhood did not match the kinds of messages circulating around me....

 2022-01-17 13:06 

Phys.org

Bone growth inspired 'microrobots' that can create their own bone...

Inspired by the growth of bones in the skeleton, researchers at the universities of Linkping in Sweden and Okayama in Japan have developed a combination of materials that can morph into various shapes before hardening. The material is initially soft, but ...

 2022-01-17 13:06 

Phys.org

Yes, your dog can understand what you're saying—to a point...

Humans are unique in their ability to develop sophisticated language abilities. Language allows us to communicate with each other and live in complex societies. It is key to our advanced cognitive abilities and technological prowess....

 2022-01-17 13:04 

Phys.org

Waves from the Tonga tsunami are still being felt in Australia, and even a 50cm surge could knock you off your feet...

The eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga TongaHunga Ha'apai created a tsunami felt across the Pacific Ocean. This includes Australia, where small but measurable tsunami waves were still being recorded as late as Monday afternoon. These may even pe...

 2022-01-17 13:04 

Phys.org

Is there a difference between aging and getting old?...

Some creatures don't age in the same way that humans do, implying that getting old does not necessarily lead to declining health....

 2022-01-17 13:04 

Phys.org

The gamma-ray binary HESS J0632+057...

Gamma rays are the most energetic known form of electromagnetic radiation, with each gamma-ray being at least one hundred thousand times more energetic than an optical light photon. Very high energy (VHE) gamma rays pack energies a billion times this amou...

 2022-01-17 13:04 

Phys.org

Detailing lake trout reproductive response to sea lamprey parasitism...

Newly published research from MSU scientists details the reproductive response of two types of Michigan lake trout found in Lake Superior—siscowets and leans—to sea lamprey parasitism, and the results coincide with a long-held evolutionary the...

 2022-01-17 13:03 

Phys.org

Protein controlled by both light and temperature can inform cell signal pathways...

Most organisms have proteins that react to light. Even creatures that don't have eyes or other visual organs use these proteins to regulate many cellular processes, such as transcription, translation, cell growth and cell survival....

 2022-01-17 13:03 

Phys.org

How cadmium affects larval flounder under seawater acidification...

Seawater acidification is a major threat to both calcifying and non-calcifying marine organisms, mostly affecting the immune system and biomineralization or the acid-base regulatory system....

 2022-01-17 13:03 

Phys.org

Video: Are there rainbows on Mars? A NASA expert explains...

Are there rainbows on Mars? Sadly, no....

 2022-01-17 13:02 

Phys.org

The quantum field theory on which the everyday world supervenes...

The laws of physics underlying everyday life are, at one level of description, completely known, and can be summarized in a single elegant—if quite complex—equation. That's the claim physicist Sean Carroll, an SFI Fractal Faculty member an...

 2022-01-17 13:02 

Phys.org

COVID rule breakers more likely to be condemned by those with opposing political views...

People are more likely to condemn COVID rule-breaking by those who have opposing political views to their own, according to research by Nottingham Trent University....

 2022-01-17 13:00 

Scientific American

Gene Variant May Have Helped Ancient Humans Survive Starvation...

When there's no food, it pays to be small...

 2022-01-17 13:00 

Sky & Telescope

Interstellar Probe Proposed to Explore the Solar Neighborhood...

A unique mission concept known as Interstellar Probe would venture beyond the solar system and probe our neighborhood environment. The post Interstellar Probe Proposed to Explore the Solar Neighborhood appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2022-01-17 12:33 

New Scientist

Edible straws made by bacteria are better than paper or plastic ones...

Plastic straws are increasingly being avoided for both health and environmental reasons, but the alternatives all have their downsides until now...

 2022-01-17 12:15 

Space.com

Gravitational waves play with fast spinning stars, study suggests...

Scientists observed changes in the signals coming from rapidly-spinning stars called millisecond pulsars that might point to the existence of subtle space-time ripples vibrating throughout the entire universe....

 2022-01-17 12:15 

New Scientist

Covid-19 news: Falling cases in UK suggests omicron wave has peaked...

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...

 2022-01-17 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Why does slicing onions make you cry?...

Here's why you may start tearing up while slicing an onion....

 2022-01-17 12:00 

LiveScience.com

The rise and fall of the Great Library of Alexandria...

The Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt was the most important repository of knowledge in the ancient world....

 2022-01-17 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Vast 4,500-year-old network of 'funerary avenues' discovered in Saudi Arabia...

Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered 4,500-year-old "funerary avenues" alongside thousands of pendant-shaped tombs....

 2022-01-17 11:20 

Phys.org

Huge Tonga volcanic eruption caused 'significant damage'...

A massive volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific caused "significant damage" to the island nation's capital and smothered it in dust, but the full extent was unclear with communications still hampered Monday...

 2022-01-17 11:01 

New Scientist

Volcano eruption in Tonga was a once-in-a-millennium event...

The underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption has already triggered a tsunami, a sonic boom and thousands of lightning bolts, and could now lead to acid rain...

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