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 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...

 2021-04-22 10:00 

NBC News

Did the pandemic show us that we can cut carbon emissions? Sort of....

They started as unexpected silver linings — clearer skies and cleaner air in cities from Los Angeles to New Delhi and a much-celebrated return of fish and...

 2021-04-22 10:00 

ScienceNews.org

X-ray scans explain how the 'Brazil nut effect' works...

X-ray CT scans of a box of mixed nuts explain the orientations that let large, oblong Brazil nuts rise to the top....

 2021-04-22 09:00 

Phys.org

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, published in Nature Communications by University of Bristol researchers, reveal that male dolphins form a social concept of team membership based o...

 2021-04-22 09:00 

Phys.org

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

By cracking open a cellular membrane, Northwestern University synthetic biologists have discovered a new way to increase production yields of protein-based vaccines by five-fold, significantly broadening access to potentially lifesaving medicines....

 2021-04-22 09:00 

Science AAAS

Dolphins learn the 'names' of their friends to form teams—a first in animal kingdom...

Findings reveal the marine mammals have a sense of team membership...

 2021-04-22 08:31 

livemint

Pfizer in vaccine with India to supply covid vaccines...

Pfizer said it had offered India a not-for-profit price for its vaccine for the government's immunisation programme...

 2021-04-22 07:41 

Phys.org

In first, Perseverance Mars rover makes oxygen on another planet...

NASA's Perseverance rover keeps making history....

 2021-04-22 07:26 

Phys.org

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 addressing levels of coronavirus particles in a multiroom building, according to a new modeling study....

 2021-04-22 06:35 

Science AAAS

Gravity-based batteries try to beat their chemical cousins with winches, weights, and mine shafts...

Energy storage companies aim to use gravity to balance fluctuations in renewable power...

 2021-04-22 06:00 

Forbes

[ Starts With A Bang Blog ]

Science, And Its Limitations, Showcase The Need For Earth Day...

Science can teach us so much about our planet, but something more must compel us to take care of it....

 2021-04-22 06:00 

Science AAAS

Rebuilding Louisiana's coast, and recycling plastic into fuel...

On this week's show: A massive project to restore land along the coast of Louisiana, and a new process to recycle plastic waste into fuels and lubricants...

 2021-04-22 06:00 

Science AAAS

No excess mutations in the children of Chernobyl survivors, new study finds...

DNA study resolves major medical uncertainty...

 2021-04-22 06:00 

Science AAAS

Rerouting the Mississippi River could build new land—and save a retreating coast...

Researchers near realizing restoration project 50 years in the making...

 2021-04-22 05:00 

Phys.org

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

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers found a rotating baby galaxy 1/100th the size of the Milky Way at a time when the universe was only 7 percent of its present age. Thanks to assistance by the gravitational lens eff...

 2021-04-22 04:59 

The Conversation AU

'Self-driving' cars are still a long way off. Here are three reasons why...

Self-driving software will become a key differentiator for highly automated vehicles but the technology is not quite ready yet. Shutterstock The recent crash of a Tesla car in the United States, in which two people died, has reignited debate about the cap...

 2021-04-22 04:30 

The Conversation AU

Like a jackal in wolf's clothing: the Tasmanian tiger was no wolfish predator — it hunted small prey...

Author provided The thylacine ( Thylacinus cynocephalus ), commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger, is an Aussie icon. It was the largest historical marsupial predator and a powerful example of human-caused extinction. And despite being extinct since 1936 ,...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

New research finds advanced shoe technology reduces top race times for elite athletes...

A new paper is the first to study the effects of advanced shoe technology on the performance of elite long-distance runners. Researchers found that the new footwear, featuring lightweight foam and a rigid plate in the midsole, significantly reduced race t...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Improving survival in pancreatic cancer...

Nagoya University researchers and colleagues have uncovered a molecular pathway that enhances chemotherapy resistance in some pancreatic cancer patients. Targeting an RNA to interrupt its activity could improve patient response to therapy and increase the...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

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 04:00 

EurekAlert

Next generation of swimming biobots can self-train, showing striking speed and strength...

Researchers at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Samuel Sanchez achieve a breakthrough in the field of biological robots by developing new biobots based on muscle cells that can swim at unprecedented velocities. These biobots als...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

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 04:00 

EurekAlert

Emergency EMR created in a week to respond to COVID-19 crisis...

A paper published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics shows how a team from Regenstrief Institute leveraged OpenMRS, a global open-source EMR, to create -- in a week -- an emergency EMR for first responders preparing for a possible influx ...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

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 04:00 

EurekAlert

Personalized, 3D printed shields developed to protect patients during radiation therapy...

In a new paper published in Advanced Science, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT describe efforts to develop a new personalized, 3D-printed device intended to shield pa...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

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 04:00 

EurekAlert

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, published in Nature Communications by University of Bristol researchers, reveal that male dolphins form a social concept of team membership based o...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

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 a...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

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 04:00 

EurekAlert

The first US population to experience drone delivery gives it a seal of approval...

The primary finding: 87 percent of people who responded to the survey reported that they liked the idea of drone delivery....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Under pressure: Manipulating protein-mimicking molecules with hydrostatic pressure...

Stimulus-responsive supramolecular structures have emerged as an alternative to conventional ones, owing to their applications in sensing, drug delivery, and switchable memory systems. Now, scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology explore the hydrostat...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Story Tip from Johns Hopkins experts on COVID-19...

Story Tip from Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Hunger cues...

Research by investigators at Harvard Medical School illuminates the neurobiology that underlies food attraction and how hungry mice choose to pay attention to one object in their environment over another....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

How is a molecular machine assembled?...

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 04:00 

EurekAlert

The future looks bright for infinitely recyclable plastic...

Plastics are ubiquitous, but they're not practical. Less than 10% are recycled, and the other ~8 billion tons are creating a pollution crisis. A Berkeley Lab team is determined to change that. A new analysis shows producing and recycling their game-ch...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Burns victims struggling to pay...

Living away from community and country, Aboriginal families of children with severe burns also face critical financial stress to cover the associated costs of health care and treatment, a new study shows. An Australian study found feelings of crisis were ...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Better country dementia care...

Rising levels of dementia is putting pressure on residential aged care facilities, including in rural and regional centres where nursing homes and staff are already under pressure. Now a pilot program of personalised interventions, including residents'...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Freeze! Executioner protein caught in the act...

A new molecular 'freeze frame' technique has allowed WEHI researchers to see key steps in how the protein MLKL kills cells....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

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

With an artificial intelligence (AI) method developed by researchers at Aalto University and University of Helsinki, researchers can now link immune cells to their targets and for example uncouple which white blood cells recognize SARS-CoV-2. The develope...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Fat-footed tyrannosaur parents could not keep up with their skinnier adolescent offspring...

New research by the University of New England's Palaeoscience Research Centre suggests juvenile tyrannosaurs were slenderer and relatively faster for their body size compared to their multi-tonne parents....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

A new study identifies interleukin 11 as a marker of cancer-associated fibroblasts...

A research group led by Prof. Hiroyasu Nakano of Department of Biochemistry, Toho University Faculty of Medicine, found that interleukin 11 (IL-11)-positive cells rapidly appear in the colons of mice with colitis and colitis-associated colorectal cancers....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

New therapy target for malignant melanomas in dogs...

Scientists have shown that the biological molecule PD-L1 is a potential target for the treatment of metastasized oral malignant melanoma in dogs....

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Landscape induced back-building thunderstorm lines along the mei-yu front...

A research team led by Dr. Zhemin Tan, Professor at the School of Atmospheric Sciences of Nanjing University, analyzed the influences of the regional landscape that lead to consistent mesoscale convective systems (MCS) back-building in the Yangtze river b...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

New research data on the regulation of hormone-dependent breast cancer...

Notch proteins are key regulators of growth and differentiation of both normal and cancer cells. Researchers in Turku, Finland, have now demonstrated that the activities of distinct Notch family members are modified differently by phosphorylation. These r...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Neuro-researchers find repetitive head impacts can result in functional brain impairments...

Neuroscience researchers at Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, U.S., the Health and Technology District and Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada have published the latest results of their ongo...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Plant provenance influences pollinators...

Insect decline poses challenges for the pollination of wild and cultivated plants. Landscape ecologists from Mnster University have now discovered that the diversity of insects that interact with plant communities is influenced not only by plant species b...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Climate-smart ag strategies may cut nitrous oxide emissions from corn production...

For corn, using dairy manure and legume cover crops in crop rotations can reduce the need for inorganic nitrogen fertilizer and protect water quality, but these practices also can contribute to emissions of nitrous oxide -- a potent greenhouse gas....

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