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 2022-12-09 18:10 

Phys.org

Research team launches world's largest global human rights dataset...

A team of researchers based at the University of Rhode Island and Binghamton University has launched the world's largest quantitative dataset on global human rights....

 2022-12-09 18:07 

Phys.org

Study reveals atmosphere-driven glacier mass loss changes at Urumqi Glacier...

Glacier mass balance is one of the most important parameters characterizing glacier changes. However, the scarcity of glacier mass balance and meteorological data in the glacier area limits our understanding of glacier changes in the Tianshan Mountains....

 2022-12-09 18:06 

Phys.org

Layered feedback mechanisms add control to engineered cells...

Dr. Chelsea Hu, an assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University and a member of the Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Faculty Fellows Program, is using synthetic biology to help...

 2022-12-09 18:04 

Universe Today

Want to Learn More About Dark Matter? Send an Atomic Clock Close to the Sun...

If dark matter exists in our solar system, atomic clock spacecraft might reveal its presence. The post Want to Learn More About Dark Matter? Send an Atomic Clock Close to the Sun appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2022-12-09 18:04 

Phys.org

Bat diversity and abundance are highest in old deciduous forest stands on river banks in Eastern Ukraine...

European forest-dwelling bats require complex woodland structures at both the micro-habitat and the landscape level for successful breeding in summer. Particularly, the results from Kharkiv region (Eastern Ukraine) demonstrate that large stands of mature ...

 2022-12-09 18:00 

Space.com

Hubble Space Telescope spots haunting glow surrounding the solar system...

Astronomers used 200,000 Hubble Space Telescope images to discover an eerie glow surrounding the solar system even after all other light sources have been eliminated....

 2022-12-09 17:56 

Phys.org

Without more data, a black hole's origins can be 'spun' in any direction...

Clues to a black hole's origins can be found in the way it spins. This is especially true for binaries, in which two black holes circle close together before merging. The spin and tilt of the respective black holes just before they merge can reveal wh...

 2022-12-09 17:50 

Phys.org

Buyers perceive greater value in homes with whole, rounded numbers in the price...

As the supply of unsold housing increases in Utah—and across the nation—and as home prices continue to fall, new research coauthored by a BYU Marriott School of Business professor has discovered under-the-radar forces that are quietly impactin...

 2022-12-09 17:43 

Phys.org

How to rebuild an atomic clock...

Atomic clocks are crucial for everyday living as they help our telecommunications, electrical power grids, GPS systems, transportation, and other processes around the world keep precise time. Some of these clocks use lasers and special resonator cavities ...

 2022-12-09 17:41 

Phys.org

Sea cows threatened with extinction...

Dugongs—large herbivorous marine mammals commonly known as "sea cows"—are now threatened with extinction, according to an official list updated Friday....

 2022-12-09 17:41 

Phys.org

Experts urge caution over biotech that can wipe out insect pests...

Dozens of scientists, experts and campaigners called for a ban on the release of genetically-edited organisms into the wild, in a statement Friday warning of potentially severe risks to the world's pollinators....

 2022-12-09 17:38 

Phys.org

When roles in life seem more integrated, budgeting may be more flexible...

People juggle multiple roles in their lives. They may see themselves as both an executive and a mother, for example, or a musician and a student. Now, a team of researchers report that the perception of how integrated these life roles are may influence ho...

 2022-12-09 17:38 

Phys.org

Report reveals federal jailing crisis that disproportionately affects people of color...

The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School has announced the release of the first national investigation of federal pretrial detention. The report, which identifies a "federal jailing crisis" that disproportionatel...

 2022-12-09 17:35 

Phys.org

Understanding farmers' perspectives on conservation practices, water pollution...

Nonpoint source pollution is the primary cause of the algae overgrowth that infiltrates eastern South Dakota lakes, rivers and ponds toward the end of every summer. The water's pollution can be traced back to the runoff from agricultural land, which i...

 2022-12-09 17:34 

Phys.org

Study shows radicalization is now more likely to take place online, but internet plots are more likely to fail...

Research that analyzed the offending pathways of 437 individuals convicted under the UK Terrorism Act and related offenses in England and Wales has found that radicalization is now more likely to take place online rather than in person—but is also m...

 2022-12-09 17:31 

Phys.org

Ultrafast writing with light...

Due to the ever-increasing growth of our data consumption, researchers are looking for faster, more efficient, and more energy-conscious data storage techniques. TU/e researcher Youri van Hees uses ultrashort light pulses that enable him to write informat...

 2022-12-09 17:29 

Phys.org

Non-native bees discovered in Canada may pose serious threat to native mason bee populations...

Researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough have discovered the presence of two species of bee in Canada for the first time—one of which could pose a big threat to native mason bees....

 2022-12-09 17:23 

Phys.org

Silent as the night: Why radio astronomy doesn't listen to the sky...

In the 1997 movie "Contact," Ellie Arroway is a young radio astronomer played by Jodie Foster. Ellie's on a mission to discover alien life, and in one famous scene filmed at the Very Large Array, she sits at the edge of the observatory, listen...

 2022-12-09 17:20 

Phys.org

Airlines are finally admitting contrails are an environmental problem...

Contrails—those lines of wispy white clouds that follow some jets—may not be so harmless....

 2022-12-09 17:17 

Nature

Rescinded job offers and quarantine hotels: what lockdown lab moves taught us...

What was it like to move abroad at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic? Researchers describe the challenges and uncertainties they faced....

 2022-12-09 17:17 

Nature

Why is strep A surging — and how worried are scientists?...

The tragic deaths of 13 children in England and an unusual rise in autumn cases have put researchers on alert....

 2022-12-09 17:17 

Phys.org

Education magnifies social and gender gaps in political engagement: Report...

Young people need better access to civic activities in schools to address social and gender gaps in political engagement that emerge during adolescence, according to a new report by UCL, University of Roehampton and University of Southampton researchers....

 2022-12-09 17:10 

Phys.org

Cats now have an FDA-approved pill to treat their diabetes...

Owners whose cats have diabetes now have a new option to care for the condition in their otherwise healthy pets....

 2022-12-09 17:08 

Phys.org

Edible coating made from silk can extend shelf life of foods...

The Silklab at Tufts University has pioneered the use of silk as a biological solution for many technological challenges. Just like the silk that goes into fine fabric, the silk used in the lab comes from the cocoons of silkworms, but it is processed in a...

 2022-12-09 17:03 

Phys.org

Hubble captures dual views of an unusual star cluster...

While these two images may look dazzlingly different, they are actually pictures of the same cosmic object: NGC 1850. Although the same Hubble instrument took both images, different filters with different assigned colors were used to study particular wave...

 2022-12-09 17:01 

Phys.org

Water mission to gauge Alaskan rivers on front lines of climate change...

The upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will provide a trove of data on Earth's water resources, even in remote locations. Alaska serves as a case study....

 2022-12-09 17:00 

Physics World

The physics of toilets: scientists are flushed with success...

Excerpts from the Red Folder The post The physics of toilets: scientists are flushed with success appeared first on Physics World ....

 2022-12-09 17:00 

Phys.org

Twins study shows exercise altering how genes behave...

One might expect identical twins to have the same health outcomes....

 2022-12-09 17:00 

Scientific American

It's the Bass That Makes Us Boogie...

Concert goers danced more when music was supplemented with low-frequency bass tones....

 2022-12-09 16:57 

Phys.org

Targeted photothermal treatment for blood clots shows promise...

Nanoparticles loaded with dye that release heat upon near-infrared irradiation could provide the key to more targeted treatment for blood clots, according to new research by the Baker Institute and Swinburne University....

 2022-12-09 16:52 

Phys.org

Researchers shed (laser) light on emerging water treatment technique...

Assuring that a growing global population has access to clean water will require new water treatment methods. One of these next-generation methods involves a form of iron called ferrate, which creates fewer toxic byproducts than chemicals like chlorine an...

 2022-12-09 16:52 

Space.com

Launch your Lego festive fun with 25% off the Galaxy Explorer set...

Walmart have knocked 25% off the popular 1254-piece Lego Icons Galaxy Explorer set this holiday season....

 2022-12-09 16:50 

Phys.org

Cumbria coal mine: Empty promises of carbon capture tech have excused digging up more fossil fuel for decades...

The idea that a technology called carbon capture and storage (CCS) could catch molecules of CO as they emerge from the chimneys of power stations and factories has been around for more than two decades. Michael Gove, the secretary of state responsible for...

 2022-12-09 16:45 

Scientific American

As the World Scrambles to Halt Biodiversity Loss, 'Things Are Getting Worse'...

More than one quarter of the more than 150,000 species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are threatened with extinction...

 2022-12-09 16:43 

Phys.org

Study identifies genomic region related to sex determination of macroalga Undaria pinnatifida...

Undaria pinnatifida is an economically important brown macroalga in China. There are three sexual phenotypes (female, male, and monoicous) in the haploid gametophytes of U. pinnatifida. However, the sex-determining mechanisms remain unknown....

 2022-12-09 16:41 

Phys.org

Scientists reveal mechanistic function of MED25 in regulating fruit ripening...

Fleshy fruits are an important part of the human diet. They provide vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids and other health-promoting nutrients. Because most of the fruit nutritional and sensory quality traits are determined at the ripening stage, elucidating ...

 2022-12-09 16:41 

LiveScience.com

Nobody took John F. Clauser's quantum experiments seriously. 50 years later, he's collecting a Nobel Prize....

John F. Clauser reflects on receiving the 2022 Nobel Prize in physics for the groundbreaking work he did 50 years ago....

 2022-12-09 16:40 

Phys.org

Ada Lovelace's skills with language, music and needlepoint contributed to her pioneering work in computing...

Ada Lovelace, known as the first computer programmer, was born on Dec. 10, 1815, more than a century before digital electronic computers were developed....

 2022-12-09 16:39 

Phys.org

New study highlights urgent need to safeguard deep reefs, one of the largest and least protected ecosystems...

University of Oxford researchers have contributed to a study which found that very few deep reefs have any form of protection, despite facing a multitude of threats. With the UN Biodiversity Conference COP15 currently underway, the researchers call on pol...

 2022-12-09 16:36 

Phys.org

Highlighting the molecular mechanism underlying pancreatic cancer development...

Researchers have visualized the protein binding site of the (pro)renin receptor known to be involved in pancreatic cancer development using an artificial intelligence-based protein structure prediction program. They predicted the 3D shape of this receptor...

 2022-12-09 16:30 

Phys.org

Looking back from beyond the moon: How views from space have changed the way we see Earth...

A photograph taken by NASA's Orion spacecraft has given us a new perspective on our home planet....

 2022-12-09 16:25 

Phys.org

Strategic reserves in Oregon's forests to prevent biodiversity losses, protect water, and mitigate climate change...

Without substantial and sustained reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions and removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by forests and oceans (natural climate solutions), the nation is put at significant risk of abrupt and severe biodiversity lo...

 2022-12-09 16:25 

Phys.org

In new studies, researchers explore novel ways to hunt dark matter...

For decades, astronomers and physicists have been trying to solve one of the deepest mysteries about the cosmos: An estimated 85% of its mass is missing. Numerous astronomical observations indicate that the visible mass in the universe is not nearly enoug...

 2022-12-09 16:20 

Phys.org

Longitudinal field laser processing enabling high aspect ratio 10 nm features produced in sapphire...

Toward the end of the 19th century, Abbe and Rayleigh formulated the principles of optical diffraction that limits the resolution of optical instruments in the far-field where the distance between the target and the optical element is far greater than the...

 2022-12-09 16:20 

Phys.org

In defence of woodlice and their complicated sex lives...

Lots of adults dislike woodlice. Some are physically revolted by them. But this distaste is cultural rather than innate since most small children are well-disposed towards woodlice and happy to handle them. Some people even keep them as pets....

 2022-12-09 16:10 

Phys.org

Are conspiracy theorists true believers, or are they just acting out fantasies?...

Democrats are killing and eating children. Vaccines contain Satan's DNA. Canada has a new queen who is really an extraterrestrial with special powers....

 2022-12-09 16:07 

LiveScience.com

Distant 'hell planet' with diamond core is the victim of a gravitational catastrophe...

The planet 55 Cancri e, also known as the...

 2022-12-09 16:03 

Phys.org

Why do cats knead?...

"Kneading" is when cats massage an object with the front paws, which extend and retract, one paw at a time....

 2022-12-09 16:00 

Phys.org

Aging is driven by unbalanced genes, finds AI analysis of multiple species...

Northwestern University researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that drives aging....

 2022-12-09 16:00 

TreeHugger

Winking, Waving, Tumbling Animals Win Photo Awards...

Here's a look at this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards....

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