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 2020-09-24 13:12 

Phys.org

Researchers depict the formation of galaxies...

An international team of astronomers, with researchers at Leiden Observatory playing a leading role, has mapped the fuel for galaxy formation in the iconic Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The results of the research have been accepted for publication in The Astr...

 2020-09-24 12:27 

ScienceDaily.com

New brain cell-like nanodevices work together to identify mutations in viruses...

Scientists have described a new nanodevice that acts almost identically to a brain cell. Furthermore, they have shown that these synthetic brain cells can be joined together to form intricate networks that can then solve problems in a brain-like manner....

 2020-09-24 12:26 

The Conversation

The neural cruelty of captivity: Keeping large mammals in zoos and aquariums damages their brains...

Photograph of an elephant brain. Dr. Paul Manger/ University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg , CC BY-ND Hanako , a female Asian elephant, lived in a tiny concrete enclosure at Japan's Inokashira Park Zoo for more than 60 years, often in chains, wit...

 2020-09-24 12:25 

The Conversation

Why do some hurricanes stall, and why is that so hard to forecast?...

When Hurricane Dorian, seen here from the International Space Station, stalled over the Bahamas in September 2019, its winds, rain and storm surge devastated the islands. NASA A lot can go wrong when hurricanes stall. Their destructive winds last longer. ...

 2020-09-24 12:10 

Phys.org

Glass molecules can act like sand when jammed, study finds...

UO researchers have discovered that molecules in glass materials behave just like particles in sand and rocks as they jam together, a mechanism that could boost explorations of condensed matter and complex systems....

 2020-09-24 12:10 

Phys.org

Active learning accelerates redox-flow battery discovery...

By using active learning, scientists are more quickly finding suitable candidates for redox-flow batteries....

 2020-09-24 12:10 

Phys.org

White graphene exhibits high defect tolerance and elasticity...

Because of their unique physical, chemical, electrical and optical properties, two-dimensional (2-D) materials have attracted tremendous attention in the past decades. After revealing the realistic strength and stretchability of graphene, nicknamed "b...

 2020-09-24 12:00 

Phys.org

Fire and logging reduce homes for threatened mammals...

Fire and logging are substantially reducing the number of hollow-bearing trees that threatened and critically endangered Australian mammals can use as homes, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) warns....

 2020-09-24 12:00 

Scientific American

What Research in Antarctica Tells Us about the Science of Isolation...

Over the past few months, the phrase "social distancing" has entered our lexicon. Many of us have found ourselves separated from family and friends—or at least from our normal......

 2020-09-24 11:51 

BBC

Sir David Attenborough joins Instagram to warn 'the world is in trouble'...

The broadcaster gained more than 200,000 followers within an hour of posting his first video....

 2020-09-24 11:43 

LiveScience.com

NASA and US Space Force team up for planetary defense, moon trips and more...

NASA and the United States Space Force are banding together for the future of human spaceflight. As the agency moves forward with its Artemis program, which aims to return humans to the lunar surface by 2024, NASA is also working on its relationship with ...

 2020-09-24 11:40 

Phys.org

Studying gene function in animal models...

Researchers from the group of Jeroen Bakkers have described a thorough way to study the function of genes in model animals such as the zebrafish. In their study, published in Nature on September 23rd, they give an example of such a comprehensive study int...

 2020-09-24 11:40 

Phys.org

Placental development takes place days before the embryo forms, study finds...

The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies. This new finding highlights the importance of healthy placental development in pregnancy, and could lead to future improvements in fertility t...

 2020-09-24 11:40 

Phys.org

Scientists take a 'spin' onto magnetoresistive RAM...

Magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) is the top candidate for next-generation digital technology. However, manipulating MRAM efficiently and effectively is challenging. An interdisciplinary research team based at National Tsing Hua University (NTH...

 2020-09-24 11:39 

Phys.org

New research shows the limitations of coordination in chemistry...

A common assumption in chemistry is that the coordination number of a catalyst's surface determines the reactivity of the reaction it catalyzes. Strikingly, chemists from Leiden University have now proven that this is not true for nature's most si...

 2020-09-24 11:39 

Phys.org

Study highlights climate mitigation potential of encouraging Earth's forests to regenerate naturally...

Allowing forests to grow back naturally should be regarded alongside other measures like large-scale tree-planting as a critical nature-based approach to mitigating climate change, according to a major new study that maps potential above-ground carbon acc...

 2020-09-24 11:39 

Phys.org

Cuvier's beaked whale breaks record with 3 hour 42 minute dive...

The blue whale might be one of the most enigmatic creatures on the planet, but the true megastars of the diving world are Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris). They are capable of reaching depths of almost 3000 m, and calculations suggest that...

 2020-09-24 11:38 

Phys.org

A new strategy of cell entry for some types of parvoviruses...

Researchers at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), in collaboration with American scientists, have discovered a new parvovirus strategy for reaching the cell nucleus, where they reproduce. The results were published in the journal P...

 2020-09-24 11:30 

Space.com

Earth life may have traveled to Venus aboard sky-skimming asteroid...

If there is indeed life on Venus, it may have come from Earth — aboard an asteroid that scooped up microbes high in our skies....

 2020-09-24 11:28 

Space.com

Rosetta's 'rubber ducky' comet has ultraviolet auroras...

Planets aren't the only things in the solar system with auroras. Comets can have them too, data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has revealed....

 2020-09-24 11:26 

Space.com

SpaceX pops Starship tank on purpose in explosive pressure test...

The Starship SN7.1 tank was destroyed on purpose last night (Sept. 22) at SpaceX's South Texas facilities, during a pressure test designed to take the stainless-steel hardware to its bursting point....

 2020-09-24 11:00 

Scientific American

Does 'Brain Training' Actually Work?...

An online citizen science project is recruiting 30,000 volunteers to assess whether exercises to improve memory and attention are valid—and if so, for whom...

 2020-09-24 10:51 

livemint

Dengue vaccine: Panacea Biotec seeks review for launch after Phase II study...

Panacea Biotec said it has has already approached the Indian drug regulator to seek accelerated review of its data to bring the dengue vaccine to market quickly...

 2020-09-24 10:45 

Scientific American

When and Why You Should Get a Flu Shot...

Experts explain why getting vaccinated is important every year—and especially during a pandemic...

 2020-09-24 10:25 

Phys.org

5G wireless may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts...

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a controversial issue that has created anxiety among meteorologists....

 2020-09-24 10:00 

National Geographic

The surprising history of India’s vibrant sari tradition...

South Asian women have draped themselves in colorful silks and cottons for eons. The ways they're made and worn are dazzling and diverse....

 2020-09-24 10:00 

National Geographic

‘It doesn’t feel safe.’ Inside one of the world’s blueberry capitals...

Migrant farmworkers in New Jersey risk COVID-19 to stock your fridge....

 2020-09-24 10:00 

ScienceNews.org

Life on Earth may have begun in hostile hot springs...

What researchers learn at hot springs and seafloor vents may guide the search for life on icy moons and Mars....

 2020-09-24 09:36 

Phys.org

Novel cell membrane model could be key to uncovering new protein properties...

The cell membrane, the wall-like boundary between the cell interior and its outside environment, is primarily made up of two kinds of biomolecules: lipids and proteins. Different lipid species closely pack together to form a double layer, or "bilayer,...

 2020-09-24 09:00 

Phys.org

Genome of Alexander Fleming's original penicillin-producing mould sequenced...

Researchers have sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming's penicillin mould for the first time and compared it to later versions....

 2020-09-24 09:00 

SpaceNews

U.S. military to test Isotropic Systems antennas with SES satellites...

The U.S. Army plans to evaluate the performance of Isotropic Systems optical beam-forming antenna technology for sending communications through the SES satellites in geostationary and medium Earth orbit, under a contract of undisclosed value announced Sep...

 2020-09-24 08:12 

Phys.org

SLAC invention could make particle accelerators 10 times smaller...

Particle accelerators generate high-energy beams of electrons, protons and ions for a wide range of applications, including particle colliders that shed light on nature's subatomic components, X-ray lasers that film atoms and molecules during chemical...

 2020-09-24 08:05 

Phys.org

New brain cell-like nanodevices work together to identify mutations in viruses...

In the September issue of the journal Nature, scientists from Texas A&M University, Hewlett Packard Labs and Stanford University have described a new nanodevice that acts almost identically to a brain cell. Furthermore, they have shown that these syntheti...

 2020-09-24 08:01 

Phys.org

Provide shady spots to protect butterflies from climate change, say scientists...

Researchers have discovered significant variations in the ability of different UK butterfly species to maintain a suitable body temperature. Species that rely most on finding a suitably shady location to keep cool are at the greatest risk of population de...

 2020-09-24 06:00 

Forbes

[ Starts With A Bang Blog ]

The Biggest Fundamental Questions That '42' Really Is The Answer To...

We're still not sure what the ultimate question is. Here are 5 excellent candidates....

 2020-09-24 04:30 

livemint

In UK, volunteers could be deliberately infected with covid to test vaccine...

Britain said it was working with partners on the potential for human challenge trials without commenting on a specific plan...

 2020-09-24 04:15 

LiveScience.com

Wee, single-celled creatures may chow down on viruses...

Teeny, single-cell creatures floating in the ocean may be the first organisms ever confirmed to eat viruses....

 2020-09-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

Provide shady spots to protect butterflies from climate change, say scientists...

Researchers have discovered significant variations in the ability of different UK butterfly species to maintain a suitable body temperature. Species that rely most on finding a suitably shady location to keep cool are at the greatest risk of population de...

 2020-09-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

Sky islands and tropical alpine sunflowers at risk of disappearing...

The plants that live among the mountaintops of the Andes are among those most threatened by climate change because these species have no place left to go to escape rising temperatures. A recent study predicts how well a tropical alpine plant---relatives o...

 2020-09-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

A new strategy of cell entry for some types of parvoviruses...

Researchers at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), in collaboration with American scientists, have uncovered a new parvovirus strategy for reaching the cell nucleus which is their site of replication. This new method of entry is a g...

 2020-09-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

Sweet success: Heavy consumption of sugary beverages declined in the US from 2003 to 2016...

According to a new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, the percentage of heavy sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumers - those who drink more than 500 calories of SSBs daily - trended downwards in the Un...

 2020-09-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

Climate pledges 'like tackling COVID-19 without social distancing'...

Current global pledges to tackle climate change are the equivalent of declaring a pandemic without a plan for social distancing, researchers say....

 2020-09-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

Choanozoan and picozoan marine protists are probably virus eaters - study...

Scientists used single-cell genomics to show that two groups of poorly known marine protists routinely ingest viruses. They hypothesize that this serves to absorb phosphorus and nitrogen - that is, using viruses as food. This discovery has important impli...

 2020-09-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

Genome of Alexander Fleming's original penicillin-producing mould sequenced...

Researchers have sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming's penicillin mould for the first time and compared it to later versions....

 2020-09-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

Stroke alarm clock may streamline and accelerate time-sensitive acute stroke care...

An interactive, digital alarm clock may speed emergency stroke care, starting at hospital arrival and through each step of the time-sensitive treatment process.The alarm clock is a low-cost strategy for streamlining stroke care and could translate to fewe...

 2020-09-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

5G wireless may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts...

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a controversial issue that has created anxiety among meteorologists....

 2020-09-24 01:22 

Universe Today

Solar Cycle 25 has arrived. Here's what to expect from the Sun in the coming months and years...

The sun goes through a regular 11-year cycle, swinging between periods of dormancy and periods of activity. Scientists from NASA and NOAA have just announced that the sun has just passed its minimum, and will be ramping up in activity over the next few ye...

 2020-09-24 00:26 

Universe Today

What's the Best Way to Communicate With an Interstellar Probe When it's Light-Years Away From Earth?...

A new study by an international team of scientists addressed a major challenge with interstellar missions: how to send and receive information The post What's the Best Way to Communicate With an Interstellar Probe When it's Light-Years Away From E...

 2020-09-24 00:12 

BBC

Low tax on heating is bad for climate, report says...

The rich benefit most from a de facto subsidy for home heating, a report says....

 2020-09-24 00:08 

Universe Today

There Could Be Carbon-Rich Exoplanets Made Of Diamonds...

Scientists are getting better at understanding exoplanets. We now know that they're plentiful, and that they can even orbit dead white dwarf stars. Researchers are also getting better at understanding how they form, and what they're made of. A new...

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