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 2021-04-22 14:12 

Phys.org

Hungry fruit flies are extreme ultramarathon fliers, traveling up to six million times body length...

In 2005, an ultramarathon runner ran continuously 560 kilometers (350 miles) in 80 hours, without sleeping or stopping. This distance was roughly 324,000 times the runner's body length. Yet this extreme feat pales in comparison to the relative distanc...

 2021-04-22 14:00 

Scientific American

The Deepest Dive to Find the Secrets of the Whales...

On Earth Day, Scientific American sits down with National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry to talk about free diving with whales and filming the giant mammals within five meters or......

 2021-04-22 13:58 

TreeHugger

On Earth Day, Make One Change...

This Earth Day make a resolution to change one aspect of your life to be more eco-friendly and shrink your carbon footprint....

 2021-04-22 13:50 

Phys.org

How a molecular machine is assembled to convert light to food for plants...

The conversion of light into chemical energy by plants and photosynthetic microorganisms is one of the most important processes in nature, removing climate-damaging CO2 from the atmosphere. Protein complexes, so-called photosystems, play the key role in t...

 2021-04-22 13:50 

Phys.org

Researchers develop chip that improves testing and tracing for COVID-19...

Jeremy Edwards, director of the Computational Genomics and Technology (CGaT) Laboratory at The University of New Mexico, and his colleagues at Centrillion Technologies in Palo Alto, Calif. and West Virginia University, have developed a chip that provides ...

 2021-04-22 13:49 

Phys.org

Dormice may have hibernated as early as 34 million years ago...

In analyzing rodent fossils, scientists funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation have come up with a novel hypothesis: hibernation was a survival strategy 34 million years ago....

 2021-04-22 13:41 

Phys.org

Cold War legacy: Investigation of cesium-137 in U.S. honey...

Work that began in 2017 as a spring break assignment for members of a William & Mary freshman seminar unexpectedly blossomed into a serious investigation into the presence of a radioactive isotope in honey in the eastern U.S....

 2021-04-22 13:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Artificial intelligence model predicts which key of the immune system opens the locks of coronavirus...

A new artificial intelligence (AI) method is helping researchers link immune cells to their targets and, for example, uncouple which white blood cells recognize SARS-CoV-2. The tool has broad applications in understanding the function of the immune system...

 2021-04-22 13:38 

ScienceDaily.com

Faster air exchange in buildings not always beneficial for coronavirus levels...

Vigorous and rapid air exchanges might not always be a good thing when it comes to levels of coronavirus particles in a multiroom building, according to a new modeling study. Particle levels can spike in downstream rooms shortly after rapid ventilation....

 2021-04-22 13:38 

ScienceDaily.com

Common antibiotic effective in healing coral disease lesions...

An antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in humans is showing promise in treating stony coral, found throughout the tropical western Atlantic, including several areas currently affected by stony coral tissue loss disease. Preserving M. cavernosa c...

 2021-04-22 13:38 

ScienceDaily.com

More belly weight increases danger of heart disease even if BMI does not indicate obesity...

Research on how obesity impacts the diagnosis, management and outcomes of heart and blood vessel disease, heart failure and arrhythmias is summarized in a new statement. Waist circumference, an indicator of abdominal obesity, should be regularly measured ...

 2021-04-22 13:38 

ScienceDaily.com

ALMA discovers rotating infant galaxy with help of natural cosmic telescope...

Using ALMA, astronomers found a rotating baby galaxy 1/100th the size of the Milky Way at a time when the Universe was only seven percent of its present age. Thanks to assistance by the gravitational lens effect, the team was able to explore for the first...

 2021-04-22 13:38 

ScienceDaily.com

Know your ally: Cooperative male dolphins can tell who's on their team...

When it comes to friendships and rivalries, male dolphins know who the good team players are. New findings reveal that male dolphins form a social concept of team membership based on cooperative investment in the team....

 2021-04-22 13:38 

ScienceDaily.com

Membranes unlock potential to vastly increase cell-free vaccine production...

Researchers discovered that enriching cell-free vaccine extracts with cellular membranes increased the yields of protein-based vaccines by five-fold, significantly broadening access to potentially lifesaving medicines....

 2021-04-22 13:38 

ScienceDaily.com

Average-risk individuals may prefer stool-based test over colonoscopy for cancer screening...

When given a choice, most individuals with an average risk of colorectal cancer said they would prefer a stool-based screening test for colorectal cancer over colonoscopy, the method most often recommended by health care providers....

 2021-04-22 13:30 

Phys.org

A new method to generate and control orbital angular momentum beams...

Artificial spin ices (ASIs) are magnetic metamaterials with exotic properties that are dependent on their geometries. Over the past few years, many physicists have studied these materials, as their unique properties could be advantageous for a number of a...

 2021-04-22 13:18 

LiveScience.com

US military picks 3 companies to test nuclear propulsion above low-Earth orbit...

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has picked three big space companies for the first phase of a larger project to test nuclear propulsion above low Earth orbit by 2025....

 2021-04-22 13:00 

Scientific American

Science Policy Can't Be Simply about Science...

As early-career researchers, we argue that it also has to prioritize justice and social equity...

 2021-04-22 13:00 

smithsonianmag.com

We Won't Be the Only Ones Eating Lab-Grown Meat—Our Pets Will Too...

Pet food companies are looking to the future with cell-cultured meat...

 2021-04-22 13:00 

smithsonianmag.com

Walter Mondale Never Won the Presidency, but He Changed American Politics Forever...

A trove of Smithsonian artifacts document the man who was first to put a woman on the presidential ticket and reshaped the vice presidency...

 2021-04-22 12:48 

LiveScience.com

300 million-year-old 'Godzilla shark' identified as new species, gets a new name...

Scientists have finally classified and named the ancient 'Godzilla shark' which was first discovered in 2013 in New Mexico....

 2021-04-22 12:47 

SpaceNews

OQ Technology secures launches for propriety satellites as connected device market ramps up...

OQ Technology, a Luxembourg space startup created to connect internet of things (IoT) devices to 5G technology, has signed a multi-launch deal with rideshare specialist Spaceflight to loft its own small satellites. SpaceNews...

 2021-04-22 12:30 

Phys.org

Team improves polar direct drive fusion neutron sources for use in laser experiments...

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) are working to improve polar direct drive (PDD) neutron sources on the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world's most energetic laser....

 2021-04-22 12:30 

Phys.org

Preparing for climate's impact on renewables...

Reducing the impacts of climate change will require substantial investments in renewable energy sources. But climate change itself could affect those renewable alternatives: changing yields for biomass crops, reduced streamflow for hydropower, diminished ...

 2021-04-22 12:29 

Phys.org

Ultra-high-energy gamma rays originate from pulsar nebulae...

The discovery that the nebulae surrounding the most powerful pulsars are pumping out ultra-high-energy gamma rays could rewrite the book about the rays' galactic origins. Pulsars are rapidly rotating, highly magnetized collapsed stars surrounded by ne...

 2021-04-22 12:29 

Phys.org

First atomic model of human telomerase constructed by electron cryo-microscopy...

Telomeres are large nucleoproteins structures that cap the ends of chromosomes in eukaryotic cells. When a cell divides, a small portion of the telomere is lost due to the inherently incomplete process of genome replication. If left unchecked, over time t...

 2021-04-22 12:28 

Phys.org

Scientists glimpse signs of a puzzling state of matter in a superconductor...

Unconventional superconductors contain a number of exotic phases of matter that are thought to play a role, for better or worse, in their ability to conduct electricity with 100% efficiency at much higher temperatures than scientists had thought possible&...

 2021-04-22 12:25 

Phys.org

NASA's Webb Telescope to study young exoplanets on the edge...

Before planets around other stars were first discovered in the 1990s, these far-flung exotic worlds lived only in the imagination of science fiction writers....

 2021-04-22 12:25 

Phys.org

Researchers report possible solutions for hard-to-recycle plastics...

Millions of tons of plastic end up in landfills every year. It's a big societal problem and an even larger environmental threat....

 2021-04-22 12:25 

Phys.org

Scientists provide new insights into the citric acid cycle...

Researchers led by Professors Ivan Berg (University of Mnster) and Wolfgang Eisenreich (TUM) report new insights into the citric acid cycle: Certain bacteria can use this central metabolic pathway "backward," but to do so, they must have very high...

 2021-04-22 12:24 

Phys.org

Flowering rooted in embryonic gene-regulation...

Researchers at the Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences—and the John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom, have determined that gene-regulatory mechanisms at an early embryonic stage govern the flow...

 2021-04-22 12:24 

Phys.org

Breakthrough in materials discovery enables 'twistronics' for bulk systems...

Researchers from the Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore together with Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

 2021-04-22 12:24 

Phys.org

Researchers create long-sought zigzag-edged carbon nanobelts...

NUS chemists have developed a strategy for the atomically precise synthesis of fully conjugated zigzag-edged carbon nanobelts (CNBs). The obtained molecule, known as octabenzo[12]cyclacene, is acknowledged as one of the first fully characterized synthetic...

 2021-04-22 12:06 

New Scientist

President Biden sets new US target of 52 per cent carbon cut by 2030...

US president Joe Biden will commit the world's second-biggest emitter to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 52 per cent by 2030 at a climate summit today...

 2021-04-22 12:00 

SpaceNews

Op-ed | Space is Vital for Earth Day...

"While some advocate that humans should become a multi-planetary species because Earth is not salvageable and should be abandoned, I kindly disagree," writes ULA CEO Tory Bruno. SpaceNews...

 2021-04-22 12:00 

Space.com

On This Day in Space! April 22, 2010: X-37B space plane launches on 1st top-secret mission...

On April 22, 2010, the U.S. Air Force launched the super-secret X-37B space plane on its first spaceflight. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!...

 2021-04-22 12:00 

Sky & Telescope

Redefining a Heavy Collision...

Could the biggest — literally — gravitational-wave discovery yet be something other than what it initially seemed? The post Redefining a Heavy Collision appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2021-04-22 12:00 

ScienceNews.org

Capturing the sense of touch could upgrade prosthetics and our digital lives...

Haptics researchers are working on ways to add touch to virtual reality, online shopping, telemedicine and advanced artificial limbs....

 2021-04-22 12:00 

TreeHugger

Cameras Reveal 'Secret' Colors in Nature in David Attenborough Series...

New David Attenborough series uses camera tech to show colors as animals see them. They use colors to find mates, scare rivals, and hide from enemies....

 2021-04-22 12:00 

smithsonianmag.com

Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the Power of Research at the Smithsonian...

We can accomplish more when we unite our robust scientific capabilities with our educational reach...

 2021-04-22 11:44 

Space.com

Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with this 'beau-tree-ful' Google Doodle...

Earth Day 2021 is here and the folks at Google hope it plants a tree in your heart with this adorable Google doodle....

 2021-04-22 11:27 

SpaceNews

NASA emphasizes good relationship with Roscosmos as Russia mulls exiting ISS...

NASA's acting head says the agency's relationship with Russia remains good despite comments by Russian officials in recent days that the country could abandon the International Space Station as soon as 2025. SpaceNews...

 2021-04-22 11:16 

Space.com

Fly around SpaceX's Crew-2 rocket at the launch pad with this drone video...

SpaceX's next astronaut launch is just a day away from liftoff and you can catch a close-up look at the launch pad in a new drone video....

 2021-04-22 11:08 

Space.com

Emissions slowdown during COVID-19 not enough to improve climate trends, report finds...

Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit new highs in 2020 despite COVID-19 lockdowns....

 2021-04-22 11:00 

LiveScience.com

Tweaking the gut bacteria of malnourished kids could help them grow...

A recent clinical trial suggests that a new dietary supplement could help restore the gut bacteria of malnourished kids, helping them to gain weight and grow up healthy....

 2021-04-22 11:00 

LiveScience.com

Dragon mantis females have a Y-shaped sex gland that moves like a tentacle and looks like a maggot...

A two-pronged, pheromone-producing gland in female dragon mantises only pops up when they are ready to mate....

 2021-04-22 11:00 

smithsonianmag.com

What a Vintage Guidebook Taught Me About Oregon's Past and Present...

Our writer takes a quirky trip through Oregon, from a wilderness lodge to a Gilded Age saloon to a town hidden underground...

 2021-04-22 11:00 

smithsonianmag.com

The New Science of Motherhood...

Through studies of fetal DNA, researchers are revealing how a child can shape a mom's heart and mind—literally...

 2021-04-22 10:45 

Scientific American

Wildfire Recovery Aided with Planting Model...

A new tool can help land managers focus their efforts to restore forests...

 2021-04-22 10:34 

New Scientist

NASA has produced oxygen on the surface of Mars for the first time...

The MOXIE experiment, which flew with NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars, has turned some of the planet's carbon dioxide atmosphere into clean, breathable oxygen...

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