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 2023-03-21 14:50 

Universe Today

Machine Learning Finds 140,000 Future Star Forming Regions in the Milky Way...

Our galaxy is still actively making stars. We've known that for a while, but sometimes it's hard to understand the true scale in astronomical terms. A team from Japan is trying to help with that by using a novel machine-learning technique to ident...

 2023-03-21 14:22 

Quanta Magazine

Surprise Computer Science Proof Stuns Mathematicians...

For decades, mathematicians have been inching forward on a problem about which sets contain evenly spaced patterns of three numbers. Last month, two computer scientists blew past all of those results. The post Surprise Computer Science Proof Stuns Mathema...

 2023-03-21 14:09 

Universe Today

If Titan Has the Chemistry For Life, Dragonfly Could Find it...

The highly-anticipated Dragonfly robotic rotocraft mission to Saturn's moon Titan is scheduled to launch in 2027. When it arrives in the mid-2030s, it will hover and zoom around in the thick atmosphere of Titan, sampling the air and imaging the landsc...

 2023-03-21 12:00 

Sky & Telescope

This Galaxy Is Powerful, But Lonely Too...

A large elliptical galaxy spewing a black holepowered jet might have eaten its neighbors, leaving it on its own. The post This Galaxy Is Powerful, But Lonely Too appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2023-03-21 10:01 

LiveScience.com

Ancient marsupial sabertooth had eyes like no other mammal predator...

The wide-set eyes and exaggeratingly long teeth likely helped Thylacosmilus atrox become a successful hunter....

 2023-03-21 04:06 

Universe Today

JWST Sees Organic Molecules Swirling Around a Newborn Star...

One of the most interesting questions we can ask is, "How did life form?". To answer it, scientists go back to look at the basic chemical building blocks of life. Those are water, carbon-based organic molecules, silicates, and others. The James We...

 2023-03-21 03:56 

SpaceNews

Industry sees missed opportunity in deorbiting ISS...

NASA's plan to spend up to $1 billion on a tug to deorbit the International Space Station is a missed opportunity to instead repurpose or recycle the station, some in industry argue. The post Industry sees missed opportunity in deorbiting ISS appeared...

 2023-03-21 02:41 

Universe Today

The Favorite Solar System Moons of Planetary Geologists; An In-Depth Discussion...

The moons of our Solar System have garnered quite a lot of attention in the last few years, especially pertaining to astrobiology and the search for life beyond Earth. From the Galilean moons of Jupiter to the geysers of Enceladus to the methane lakes on ...

 2023-03-21 02:16 

The Conversation AU

Google and Microsoft are bringing AI to Word, Excel, Gmail and more. It could boost productivity for us and cybercriminals...

Shutterstock Google and Microsoft are on a mission to remove the drudgery from computing, by bringing next-generation AI tools as add-ons to existing services. On March 16, Microsoft announced an AI-powered system called Copilot will soon be introduced to...

 2023-03-20 23:13 

Nautilus

What Happens to My Brain on the Psychedelic DMT?...

One question for Christopher Timmermann, a cognitive neuroscientist at Imperial College London. The post What Happens to My Brain on the Psychedelic DMT? appeared first on Nautilus ....

 2023-03-20 22:23 

The Conversation AU

Chernobyl was history's worst nuclear disaster. Now it's teaching geologists about the history of our planet...

Shutterstock Thirty-seven years ago, on April 26 1986, the reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown . In the weeks that followed, the deadly event drove hundreds of thousands of people to relocate from the surrounding ...

 2023-03-20 21:25 

Phys.org

Lack of canine COVID-19 data fuels persisting concerns over dog-human interactions...

Early COVID-19 pandemic suspicions about dogs' resistance to the disease have given way to a long-haul clinical data gap as new variants of the virus have emerged....

 2023-03-20 21:08 

ScienceNews.org

U.S. cases of a deadly fungus nearly doubled in recent years...

Though numbers are still small, clinical cases of Candida auris in the jumped 95 percent from 2020 to 2021, a CDC survey finds....

 2023-03-20 20:57 

Phys.org

By studying lizards, researchers reveal the forces that shape biodiversity...

"If you pick a spot in, say, a rainforest, and count the number of different species of lizards within 15 meters and you come up with a number," asks Luke Mahler, "what determines that number?"...

 2023-03-20 20:54 

Phys.org

Team first to detect neutrinos made by a particle collider...

In a scientific first, a team led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine has detected neutrinos created by a particle collider. The discovery promises to deepen scientists' understanding of the subatomic particles, which were first spot...

 2023-03-20 20:53 

Phys.org

Gigapixel 3D microscope captures life in unprecedented detail...

When a couple of plucky graduate students took the first picture with their pieced-together microscope, it turned out better than they'd hoped. Sure, there was a hole in one section and another was upside down—but they could still find Waldo....

 2023-03-20 20:32 

Universe Today

Remnants of a Relict Glacier Found Near the Equator on Mars...

New results presented at the 54th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference could change our approach to Mars exploration. Scientists studying the surface of Mars discovered a relict glacier near the planet's equator. The relict glacier could signal the ...

 2023-03-20 20:02 

LiveScience.com

Tick-borne parasite is spreading in the Northeast, CDC says...

A tick-borne illness called babesiosis is spreading in the northeastern U.S....

 2023-03-20 19:34 

Phys.org

New genome sequencing shows inbreeding contributes to decline of endangered killer whales...

The small size and isolation of the endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest have led to high levels of inbreeding. This inbreeding has contributed to their decline, which has continued as surrounding killer whale ...

 2023-03-20 19:28 

Phys.org

Jellyfish size might influence their nutritional value, new study finds...

Drifting along in ocean currents, jellyfish can be both predator and prey. They eat almost anything they can capture, and follow the typical oceanic pattern of "large eats small." Now a recent University of British Columbia study on these gelatino...

 2023-03-20 19:23 

The Conversation AU

Satellites and space junk may make dark night skies brighter, hindering astronomy and hiding stars from our view...

ESA Since time immemorial, humans around the world have gazed up in wonder at the night sky. The starry night sky has not only inspired countless works of music, art and poetry, but has also played an important role in timekeeping, navigation and agricult...

 2023-03-20 19:20 

Phys.org

Scientists use tardigrade proteins for human health breakthrough...

University of Wyoming researchers' study of how microscopic creatures called tardigrades survive extreme conditions has led to a major breakthrough that could eventually make life-saving treatments available to people where refrigeration isn't pos...

 2023-03-20 19:13 

Nautilus

How Snails Cross Vast Oceans...

The intrepid travelers are widely dispersed despite their sedentary lifestyle. The post How Snails Cross Vast Oceans appeared first on Nautilus ....

 2023-03-20 19:04 

Phys.org

Research team develops nanosensor capable of single-molecule precision in detecting biomarkers...

While it is a popular hobby for many, fishing is also a pastime full of uncertainty. Each time you have something on the line, you can never be completely sure what type of fish you've hooked until you pull it out of the water. In a similar way, scien...

 2023-03-20 19:00 

Phys.org

Humans still the leading cause of death for California mountain lions...

Mountain lions are protected from hunting in California by a law passed by popular vote in 1990. However, a team of researchers working across the state found that human-caused mortality, primarily involving conflict with humans over livestock and collisi...

 2023-03-20 18:58 

Universe Today

Sci-Fi Christmas is Ruined! Planet Vulcan Doesn't Exist...

According to a new study, the exoplanet 40 Eridani b (aka. "Vulcan") was a false positive. Bad news for Star Trek fans, but possibly good for future exoplanet surveys. The post Sci-Fi Christmas is Ruined! Planet Vulcan Doesn't Exist appeared f...

 2023-03-20 18:38 

ScienceDaily.com

Recycling: Researchers separate cotton from polyester in blended fabric...

Researchers found they could separate blended cotton and polyester fabric using enzymes -- nature's tools for speeding chemical reactions. Ultimately, they hope their findings will lead to a more efficient way to recycle the fabric's component mat...

 2023-03-20 18:38 

ScienceDaily.com

Real-world studies confirm effectiveness of bulevirtide to treat chronic hepatitis D...

In 2020, bulevirtide (BLV) was conditionally approved for treating chronic hepatitis delta (CHD), an inflammation of the liver caused by hepatitis D virus (HDV). Now real-world studies of patients treated outside of clinical trials confirm that long-term ...

 2023-03-20 18:38 

ScienceDaily.com

Ultrafast beam-steering breakthrough...

n a major breakthrough in the fields of nanophotonics and ultrafast optics, a research team has demonstrated the ability to dynamically steer light pulses from conventional, so-called incoherent light sources....

 2023-03-20 18:38 

ScienceDaily.com

Jellyfish size might influence their nutritional value...

Researchers confirmed what was already known: jellyfish eat bigger prey as they grow, which means they also occupy a higher position in the food web as they grow. They also found that some of the concentrations of 'healthy fats,' increase as jelly...

 2023-03-20 18:38 

ScienceDaily.com

'Fishing' for biomarkers...

Researchers have devised a tiny, nano-sized sensor capable of detecting protein biomarkers in a sample at single-molecule precision. Fittingly coined as 'hook and bait,' a tiny protein binder fuses to a small hole created in the membrane of a cell...

 2023-03-20 18:38 

ScienceDaily.com

Head-worn device can control mobile manipulators...

New research aims to increase autonomy for individuals with such motor impairments by introducing a head-worn device that will help them control a mobile manipulator. Teleoperated mobile manipulators can aid individuals in completing daily activities, but...

 2023-03-20 18:38 

ScienceDaily.com

First detection of neutrinos made at a particle collider...

A team including physicists has for the first time detected subatomic particles called neutrinos created by a particle collider, namely at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The discovery promises to deepen scientists' understanding of the nature...

 2023-03-20 18:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Genome research: Origin and evolution of vine...

Cultivation and growth of grapevines have strongly influenced European civilizations, but where the grapevine comes from and how it has spread across the globe has been highly disputed so far. In an extensive genome project, researchers have determined it...

 2023-03-20 18:37 

ScienceDaily.com

'Green' hydrogen: How photoelectrochemical water splitting may become competitive...

Sunlight can be used to produce green hydrogen directly from water in photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells. So far, most systems based on this 'direct approach' have not been energetically competitive. However, the balance changes as soon as some of t...

 2023-03-20 18:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Excess calories during development alters the brain and spurs adult overeating...

New research could help develop treatments to reduce cravings for unhealthy food....

 2023-03-20 18:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Genes that form specific bones in the womb heal them later in life...

Genes long known to control the formation of bones before birth also control bone healing later in life, a new study found....

 2023-03-20 18:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Coffee plantations limit birds' diets...

A new study explores a record of birds' diets preserved in their feathers and radio tracking of their movements to find that birds eat far fewer invertebrates in coffee plantations than in forests, suggesting that the disturbance of their ecosystem si...

 2023-03-20 18:37 

ScienceDaily.com

How do we make farming better for the planet? Ask women...

A study used video games to test ways of balancing agriculture and conservation -- and found getting more women involved in decision-making may boost productivity and the planet's health....

 2023-03-20 18:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Inbreeding contributes to decline of endangered killer whales...

The small size and isolation of the endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest have led to high levels of inbreeding. This inbreeding has contributed to their decline, which has continued as surrounding killer whale ...

 2023-03-20 18:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Unraveling whale entanglement risk factors off Oregon Coast...

New research is beginning to unravel the times of year and locations where whales are at greatest danger of entanglement in fishing gear on the Oregon Coast....

 2023-03-20 18:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Molecular basis for alkaline taste...

Scientists identified a previously unknown chloride ion channel, which they named alkaliphile (Alka), as a taste receptor for alkaline pH....

 2023-03-20 18:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Muscle health depends on lipid synthesis...

Muscle degeneration, the most prevalent cause of frailty in hereditary diseases and aging, could be caused by a deficiency in one key enzyme in a lipid biosynthesis pathway. Researchers now characterize how the enzyme PCYT2 affects muscle health in diseas...

 2023-03-20 18:37 

ScienceDaily.com

New evidence: Immune system cells in the gut linked to stress-induced depression...

In experiments with mice and humans, a team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified a particular intestinal immune cell that impacts the gut microbiome, which in turn may affect brain functions linked to stress-induced disorders s...

 2023-03-20 18:33 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers identify key source of T cell 'exhaustion'...

Scientists show the commanding role of a specialized group of proteins in the nuclei of our cells, called mSWI/SNF (or BAF) complexes, both in activating T cells to attack cancer and triggering exhaustion. The discovery suggests that targeting certain of ...

 2023-03-20 18:31 

ScienceDaily.com

Nanotechnology could treat lymphedema...

When lymphatic vessels fail, typically their ability to pump out the fluid is compromised. Researchers have now developed a new treatment using nanoparticles that can repair lymphatic vessel pumping. Traditionally, researchers in the field have tried to r...

 2023-03-20 17:54 

LiveScience.com

Extinct 'Lord of The Rings' eagles had a 10-foot wingspan and probably could have carried a hobbit...

Fossils uncovered in Australia belong to a newfound species of extinct eagle that was big enough to pick up hobbit-size prey, like the fictional giant eagles in "The Lord of the Rings."...

 2023-03-20 17:24 

LiveScience.com

Watch 1st aerial footage of gigantic, breakaway Antarctic iceberg the size of Los Angeles...

Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey recently captured the first close-up video of A81, an enormous iceberg that broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in January....

 2023-03-20 17:24 

Phys.org

How do we make farming better for the planet? Ask women, says study...

When a family of five-ton elephants stomps and chomps its way through your crops, there's only one winner. And in the central African nation of Gabon, farmers are getting fed up with the giant animals trampling their fields—and their livelihoods...

 2023-03-20 17:09 

LiveScience.com

Are coding bootcamps worth it?...

Coding bootcamps are intensive courses designed to turn beginners into pro-coders. But are they worth it?...

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