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Branching out: is communication possible between trees and people?5h
Trees communicate with each other, store memories and respond to attacks. They have a profoundly positive effect on our emotions … but can we know how they feel about us? Why can’t we communicate with trees the same way we communicate with, say, elephants? Both live in social groups and look after not only their young but also their elders. That famous elephant memory is also found in trees, and
Navigation error sends NASA's Mars helicopter on wild ride6h
A navigation timing error sent NASA's little Mars helicopter on a wild, lurching ride, its first major problem since it took to the Martian skies last month.
A Total Lunar Eclipse Is Coming Tomorrow, And It's a Really Special One3d
Here are all the details!
Immunity to the Coronavirus May Persist for Years, Scientists Find1d
Important immune cells survive in the bone marrow of people who were infected with the virus or were inoculated against it, new research suggests.
Super blood moon 2021: total lunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific on Wednesday3d
Hawaii will have the best view of May’s full supermoon, followed by California, the Pacific north-west, New Zealand and Australia Here’s how to take a good picture of the full supermoon The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show. This super “blood” moon will be visible on Wednesday across the Pacific – offering the best viewin
Super blood moon and lunar eclipse light up skies around the globe – in pictures1d
The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincided with a supermoon. The reddish-orange colour of the super ‘blood’ moon was the result of all the sunrises and sunsets in Earth’s atmosphere projected on to the surface of the eclipsed moon. It captured viewers from China to California, Turkey to Canberra. • Video: the lunar phenomenon around the world Continue reading…
Algae proteins partially restore man's sight3d
The patient was completely blind before the treatment – now he can see and count objects on a table.
Super Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse 2021: When to Watch•3d
Super Blood Moon May
People out west in the United States and in Australia and East Asia will have a good view of an event some call a “super blood moon.”
Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse: How to watch early Wednesday morning3d
Here's how to watch May's total lunar eclipse.
Astronaut: If You Think UFOs Are Aliens, You’re an Idiot2d
Sky Mysteries In a recent CBC interview , retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shared his opinion on the elevated public interest in “unidentified aerial phenomena” sightings. Hadfield had a clear answer as to whether extraterrestrial lifeforms were behind the mysterious incidents. If you think they’re aliens, he says, you’re a moron. “Obviously, I’ve seen countless things in the sky that I
Moderna Says Its Covid Vaccine Is Effective for 12- to 17-Year-Olds•3d
Moderna Covid 12 US
If approved, Moderna’s vaccine would become the second Covid-19 vaccine available to U.S. adolescents.
An almost complete extinct dwarf emu egg found on King Island2d
A pair of researchers, one with the UK's Natural History Museum, the other a King Island historian, has found an almost complete extinct dwarf emu egg on King Island. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, Julian Hume and Christian Robertson describe the egg and compare it to other dwarf emu eggs and also with the eggs from the mainland emu.
Scientists claim to have solved Covid vaccine blood-clot puzzle1d
German researchers say side effect is caused by adenovirus vector and can be fixed
Doctors Restored a Blind Man’s Vision by Gene-Hacking His Retina Cells2d
Two decades after an unusually severe case of the eye condition retinitis pigmentosa robbed a French man of his vision, an experimental gene therapy seems to have brought it part of the way back. In order to reverse the man’s blindness, the BBC r eports , doctors in France used a new gene therapy to exploit a technique called optogenetics . Optogenetics is a common tool in neuroscience research t
Mapping the local cosmic web: Dark matter map reveals hidden bridges between galaxies2d
A new map of dark matter in the local universe reveals several previously undiscovered filamentary structures connecting galaxies. The map, developed using machine learning by an international team including a Penn State astrophysicist, could enable studies about the nature of dark matter as well as about the history and future of our local universe.
Blood Supermoon Lunar Eclipse wows skywatchers around the world (photos)1d
Here are photos of May's Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, including of the rusty red moon during totality.
Russia Wants to Send a Nuclear-Powered “Space Tug” to Jupiter1d
Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has announced that it’s planning to send a nuclear-powered “space tug” as far as Jupiter in 2030. According to state-owned news agency TASS , the mission of the uncrewed transport and energy module, dubbed “Zeus,” will last for about 50 months. “Together with the Russian Academy of Sciences, were are now making calculations about this flight’s ballistics and payloa
Hundar upptäcker covid-19 på mindre än en sekund2d
Genom att sniffa sig till covid-19 kan en hund undersöka virusstatus på 300 personer i timmen. Att använda hundar som ett komplement till dagens tester kan göra testning snabbare och effektivare.
Global Warming May Be Way Worse Than We Thought, Scientists Say19h
Swing and Miss The satellites that we use to track the global environment may have painted an inaccurate picture of climate change over the years. It turns out that the satellite data that scientists rely on to create climate models doesn’t actually match the laws of physics, according to research published last week in the Journal of Climate . In nature, there’s a clearly defined link between te
Greenland’s ice sheet is releasing huge amounts of mercury into rivers2d
As Greenland’s ice grinds up underlying rocks it frees up the toxic mercury they contain, potentially contaminating the aquatic life that Indigenous communities rely on for food
AI is learning how to create itself1d
A little stick figure with a wedge-shaped head shuffles across the screen. It moves in a half crouch, dragging one knee along the ground. It’s walking! Er, sort of. Yet Rui Wang is delighted. “Every day I walk into my office and open my computer, and I don’t know what to expect,” he says. An artificial-intelligence researcher at Uber, Wang likes to leave the Paired Open-Ended Trailblazer , a piec
Does the Milky Way move like a spinning top?2d
An investigation carried out by the astrophysicists of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) Žofia Chrobáková, a doctoral student at the IAC and the University of La Laguna (ULL), and Martín López Corredoira, questions one of the most interesting findings about the dynamics of the Milky Way in recent years: the precession, or the wobble in the axis of rotation of the disc warp is incorrec
Florida’s New Social Media Law Will Be Laughed Out of Court•3d
DeSantis Florida Law
The Stop Social Media Censorship Act almost certainly violates both the US Constitution and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Cancer-causing chemical found in 78 sunscreen products16h
The FDA should better define limits for benzene in sunscreen, the company said.
Scientists overhear two atoms chatting19h
How materials behave depends on the interactions between countless atoms. You could see this as a giant group chat in which atoms are continuously exchanging quantum information. Researchers from Delft University of Technology in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University and the Research Center Jülich have now been able to intercept a chat between two atoms. They present their findings in Science
World may breach 1.5C warming within 5 years: WMO1d
The world may temporarily breach the 1.5-Celsius warming mark within the next five years, according to an updated assessment of global climate trends released Thursday.
Prebiotic ethanolamine found in a molecular cloud near the center of the Milky Way3d
An international team of researchers has found evidence of prebiotic ethanolamine (NH2CH2CH2OH) in a molecular cloud near the center of the Milky Way galaxy. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of the amino alcohol and why they believe it could have contributed to the development of life on earth.
Impacts of social distancing policies on mobility and COVID-19 case growth in the US3d
Nature Communications, Published online: 25 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23404-5 In response to COVID-19, many states have implemented social distancing orders, but the effect of these orders on population mobility has not been fully quantified. Here, the authors use data from the US to show that state-level social distancing orders substantially reduced mobility and limited the spread of dis
People of color more exposed to heat islands, study finds2d
In nearly every major city in the U.S., people of color are exposed to more extreme urban heat than white people, a new study found.
Mild COVID-19 induces lasting antibody protection, study finds3d
People who have had a mild case of COVID-19 are left with long-term antibody protection against future disease, according to a new study.
Amazon indigenous group's lifestyle may hold a key to slowing down aging1d
The Tsimane indigenous people of the Bolivian Amazon experience less brain atrophy than their American and European peers. The decrease in their brain volumes with age is 70% slower than in Western populations.
Scientists sound alarm about unprecedented mercury accumulation in Pacific Ocean trenches2d
A newly released scientific paper in Nature Publishing's Scientific Reports Journal has revealed unprecedented amounts of highly toxic mercury are deposited in the deepest trenches of the Pacific Ocean.
Chimps learn 'handshakes' according to social group: study2d
Chimpanzees develop specific handshake-like gestures depending on their social group, according to the results of a 12-year observational study published on Wednesday that sheds light on the animals' complex social structures.
Intermittent fasting in mice effective at promoting long term memory retention2d
Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an effective means of improving long term memory retention and generating new adult hippocampal neurons in mice. Researchers hope that this has the potential to slow the advance of cognitive decline in older people.
Climate skeptics not easily persuaded by available evidence, now or later18h
Climate skeptics who aren't persuaded by the existing evidence from climate change are unlikely to change their minds for many years, according to a newly published quantitative study by a University of Oregon environmental economist.
Quark-gluon plasma flows like water, according to new study21h
What does quark-gluon plasma—the hot soup of elementary particles formed a few microseconds after the Big Bang—have in common with tap water? Scientists say it's the way it flows.
Wolves make roadways safer, generating large economic returns to predator conservation [Economic Sciences]2d
Recent studies uncover cascading ecological effects resulting from removing and reintroducing predators into a landscape, but little is known about effects on human lives and property. We quantify the effects of restoring wolf populations by evaluating their influence on deer–vehicle collisions (DVCs) in Wisconsin. We show that, for the average…
Miljøproblemet elbilejerne ikke snakker om3d
PLUS. Elbiler slider dæk op til 30 procent hurtigere end andre biler. Også asfalten slides mere.
Language and ethnobiological skills decline precipitously in Papua New Guinea, the world’s most linguistically diverse nation [Anthropology]1d
Papua New Guinea is home to >10% of the world’s languages and rich and varied biocultural knowledge, but the future of this diversity remains unclear. We measured language skills of 6,190 students speaking 392 languages (5.5% of the global total) and modeled their future trends using individual-level variables characterizing family…
For men, low testosterone means high risk of severe COVID-19, study suggests1d
A new study suggests that, among men, low testosterone levels in the blood are linked to more severe COVID-19. The study contradicts widespread assumptions that higher testosterone may explain why men, on average, develop more severe COVID-19 than women do.
How hijacked journals keep fooling one of the world’s leading databases2d
It keeps happening. There was the case of Talent Development and Excellence, which cloned an existing journal and managed to index hundreds of articles in Scopus, one of the world’s leading databases for scholarly literature. The Transylvanian Review did the same thing, and so did Test Engineering and Management. These journals — which can make … Continue reading
Aging as a consequence of selection to reduce the environmental risk of dying [Evolution]2d
Each animal in the Darwinian theater is exposed to a number of abiotic and biotic risk factors causing mortality. Several of these risk factors are intimately associated with the act of energy acquisition as such and with the amount of reserve the organism has available from this acquisition for overcoming…
Narcissism linked to aggression in review of 437 studies2d
A comprehensive analysis of 437 studies from around the world provides the best evidence to date that narcissism is an important risk factor for both aggression and violence, researchers said. The link between narcissism and aggression was found for all dimensions of narcissism and for a variety of types of aggression. Results were similar regardless of gender, age, whether they were college stude
Earth Is Barreling Toward 1.5 Degrees Celsius Of Warming, Scientists Warn1d
Scientists say humans must keep global temperatures from increasing more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. The World Meteorological Organization warns that number is looming. (Image credit: Santa Barbara County, Calif., Fire Department via AP)
Pfizer and AstraZeneca ‘highly effective’ against India Covid variant3d
A Public Health England study has revealed the vaccines can be up to 88% effective after a second dose Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs are highly effective at protecting people from the strain of the Covid-19 virus first found in India, a study by Public Health England (PHE) has found. The analysis, carried out between 5 April and
C.D.C. Will Not Investigate Mild Infections in Vaccinated Americans2d
At least 10,000 vaccinated people were infected with the coronavirus through the end of April. Now the agency has stopped pursuing the mildest cases.
Controversial New Guidelines Would Allow Experiments On More Mature Human Embryos1d
An influential scientific society has recommended scrapping a long-standing taboo on studying human embryos in lab dishes beyond 14 days and greenlighted a long list of other sensitive research. (Image credit: BSIP/Science Source)
Dominic Cummings tells MPs on Covid: ‘When the public needed us most, the government failed’ – live2d
Latest updates: prime minister’s former top adviser offers testimony including on mistakes he claims No 10 made as coronavirus hit Britain last year Ministers braced for Dominic Cummings testimony on Covid crisis What to expect when Dominic Cummings gives evidence to MPs Coronavirus global updates – live See all our coronavirus coverage 10.12am BST Cummings says, around 5 March, he was reluctant
Hot tub health kick: why a long bath is almost as good for you as a long run1d
Researchers have discovered that prolonged immersion in a piping hot bath has many of the same medical benefits as aerobic exercise Name: Hot baths. Age: First used by the ancient Egyptians 4,000 years ago. Continue reading…
‘Stranger than anything dreamed up by sci-fi’: will we ever understand black holes?2d
In the new documentary Black Holes: The Edge of All We Know, the work of Stephen Hawking and others in trying to figure out a mystery for the age is put under the spotlight So, what would it feel like to fall into a black hole? “Well, at the moment you crossed the horizon, you wouldn’t feel anything – there would be nothing dramatic,” Peter Galison, co-founder of the Black Hole Initiative at Harv
Supermoon, lunar eclipse, red blood moon — and they're happening all at once2d
The first lunar eclipse of 2021 is going to happen during the early hours of May 26 . But this is going to be an especially super lunar event, as it will be a supermoon, a lunar eclipse and a red blood moon all at once. So what does this all mean? The Moon appears 12% bigger when it is closest to Earth compared with its appearance when it's farthest away. ( Tomruen/WikimediaCommons , CC BY-SA ) W
CDC Will Not Investigate Mild Infections in Vaccinated Americans2d
At least 10,000 vaccinated people were infected with the coronavirus through the end of April. Now the agency has stopped pursuing the mildest cases.
Biden Administration Defends Huge Alaska Oil Drilling Project1d
The administration says the country must pivot away from fossil fuels but backed a project set to produce more than 100,000 barrels of oil each day for 30 years.
Climate: World at risk of hitting temperature limit soon1d
It's increasingly likely that a key temperature limit will be reached in one of the next five years.
Why The U.S. Thinks A Lab In Wuhan Needs A Closer Look As A Possible Pandemic Source19h
With the focus shifting again to a Wuhan, China, lab, Dr. Céline Gounder, a COVID-19 adviser to the Biden transition team, says it's important to find the pandemic's origins to prevent the next one. (Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)
First woman appointed Scotland's Astronomer Royal1d
Prof Catherine Heymans says she wants to use the title to encourage people to develop passion for science.
Shell: Netherlands court orders oil giant to cut emissions1d
It is the first time a company has been legally bound by the Paris climate accord, campaigners say.
New CAPTCHA Forces Users to Prove They’re Human by Playing “Doom”2d
Super Shotgun An independent programmer is dead-set on making CAPTCHA tests fun for a change. So instead of identifying pictures of buses and traffic lights, now you can prove you’re a human by gunning down demonic enemies in a mini version of the iconic game “Doom” before time runs out, according to PCMag . It’s pretty straightforward as far as gameplay is concerned — just point and shoot — and
Moderna Vaccine Highly Effective in Adolescents, Company Says2d
The U.S., which has a surplus of vaccines, could soon have two options for teens while many countries face shortages.
Biden Orders Intelligence Inquiry Into Origins of the Coronavirus1d
The directive came as health officials and scientists have renewed calls for a more rigorous examination.
Biden Administration Strikes A Deal To Bring Offshore Wind To California2d
For years, the Navy has objected to offshore wind farms on the California coast. The Biden administration announced a deal for new projects, crucial to achieving its climate change policy. (Image credit: Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)
New dark matter map reveals cosmic mystery21h
The most detailed map of dark matter in the Universe is puzzling physicists.
U.S. Officials Press for More Thorough Inquiry Into Virus Origins1d
The move was a public indication that his administration takes seriously the possibility that the virus was accidentally leaked from a lab, as well as the prevailing theory that it was transmitted to humans by an animal.
Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe And Effective For Teens, Company Says3d
Moderna will ask the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its vaccine for kids ages 12 to 17 in early June, the company's CEO says. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Otte unge klimaaktivister sultestrejker for klimaet3d
De er skuffede, frustrerede og desperate. I snart en uge har en gruppe unge fra Den Grønne Studenterbevægelse nægtet at spise.
Astronomers create largest map of the universe’s dark matter22h
International team reveal vast cosmic voids over the Earth’s skies that could challenge Einstein We can’t see it, barely understand it, but know that it exists because of the powerful influence it exerts on space. Dark matter makes up about 27% of the universe, and its gravitational force is enough to mesh entire galaxies together in a structure known as the cosmic web. Now, scientists have creat
Startup Says It’ll Fly Passengers Between Cities in Giant Blimps1d
Clean Air A startup called Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has an unusual idea for helping clean up the aviation industry: replacing airplanes with blimps, at least for short-range flights. Cutting down on the number of planes traveling short distances — HAV plans to travel between cities like Vancouver and Seattle or Oslo and Stockholm — could help airlines drastically cut their carbon emissions, The
President Biden Wants To Replace All Lead Pipes. Flint Has Lessons To Share2d
Flint has been synonymous with lead in drinking water. The city's experience replacing lead pipes shows the promise and challenges of the Biden proposal to get rid of all the country's lead pipes. (Image credit: Cydni Elledge for NPR)
Monkeys adopt ‘accent’ of other species when in shared territory – study1d
Brazilian Amazon primates found to adapt their calls to get along better with their neighbours Monkeys will use the “accent” of another species when they enter its territory to enhance communication, much like a British person living in the US might forgo their ‘tomahto’ for ‘tomayto , researchers have found. Researchers investigated the behaviour of 15 groups of two roughly squirrel-sized primat
Super Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse 2021•2d
Super Blood Moon Eclipse
A supermoon and total lunar eclipse combined to put on a big red show.
Then She Asked Me About Benghazi2d
I n the winter of 2018, I drove out to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, to finish writing my White House memoir. The town is built on a hill that descends to the junction of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, ringed by mountains. A railroad bridge over the rivers, the brick buildings, and the church steeples give the place the feel of 19th-century America, a landscape that you might glimpse in a pai
Enigmatic Designs Found in India May Be The Largest Images Ever Made by Human Hands2d
So huge they can't even be seen.
How to take a good photograph of May’s lunar eclipse and super blood moon with a phone or camera2d
Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of taking photos of the supermoon Total lunar eclipse 2021: when and how to view the super blood moon across Australia tonight Lunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific on Wednesday With a super blood moon rising on Wednesday, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photogra
Total lunar eclipse 2021: when and how to view the super blood moon in Australia tonight2d
Here is the time when you can look at May’s full supermoon lunar eclipse on Wednesday night – and if skies are cloudy, where you can see the livestream Here’s how to take a good picture of the full supermoon Lunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific on Wednesday A total lunar eclipse coinciding with a supermoon will be visible in Australian skies on Wednesday night for the first time in
What Archaeology Tells Us About the Ancient History of Eating Kosher2d
A new study of fish remains deepens scholars' understanding of how the dietary laws came to be
Scientists find dark matter “bridges” that may reveal future of our galaxy15h
Scientists use artificial intelligence to produce a new map of dark matter in the local universe. The map's precision may lead to new insights into dark matter and the future of our universe. The map contains previously unknown "hidden bridges" that link galaxies. A new map derived with the help of artificial intelligence reveals previously unknown "bridges" linking galaxies in the local universe
UK Covid: Hancock refuses to deny telling No 10 patients would be tested before discharge into care homes – as it happened20h
Health secretary dodges question about whether he told No 10 patients would be tested before hospital discharge after Cummings’ allegation. This live blog is now closed – please follow the global live blog for latest updates Three-quarters of new Covid cases could be India variant, says Hancock Hancock says not all patients sent to care homes were tested for Covid Johnson and Hancock dismiss Cumm
Huge egg from extinct dwarf emu found in sand dune1d
The egg of a dwarf emu that's been extinct for 200 years was found in a sand dune on King Island, Australia.
Fearing Their Kids Will Inherit Dead Coral Reefs, Scientists Are Urging Bold Action1d
Hotter oceans are putting coral reefs in peril worldwide. Scientists are warning that to save them, heat-trapping emissions must fall, and reefs will need more protection and restoration. (Image credit: Kevin Lino/NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC/ESD)
Subway Swabbers Find a Microbe Jungle and Thousands of New Species1d
A team of international researchers has assembled an atlas of microorganisms present in 60 cities around the world.
Why NASA Scientists Are So Excited by New Hints of Organic Compounds on Mars1d
NASA scientists working with the Curiosity rover say they’ve found evidence of remnants of organic compounds on Mars, dating back to when the planet was probably a whole lot more hospitable. Specifically, the Curiosity rover’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument, a tool that vaporizes samples to determine what they’re made of, picked up signs of organic salts, which can be thought of as the
How a ranger stumbled upon one of the largest fossil finds in California history2d
While on a routine patrol, Greg Francek came across bone fragments from prehistoric animals that existed millions of years before humans Imagine a California with volcanoes erupting to the east and Los Angeles buried under the Pacific Ocean. Giant camels, rhinoceros and four-tusked miniature elephants graze on a lush landscape, only to be preyed upon by bone-crushing dogs. This is the prehistoric
May’s super flower moon lights up the night skies – in pictures2d
The May full moon, known as the flower moon, coincided with it being at its closest to the Earth during its orbit, making it appear larger and brighter. May’s supermoon also coincides with a lunar eclipse in which the moon will turn red, but that will be visible only in parts of South America, Australia and south-east Asia. This celestial incident, known as super flower blood moon, is the only fu
New Measurements Reveal The Full Danger of The World's Largest Volcano2d
Best to be prepared.
Greenland's Melting Glaciers Are Polluting Coasts With Shocking Amounts of Mercury2d
A toxic hotspot frozen for millennia.
Archaeologists vs. Computer: New Study Fuels Sorting Competition2d
When it came to the tedious task of categorizing pottery fragments, a deep-learning model was found to be just as accurate as four human experts, and far more efficient.
Even Random, Sporadic Bursts of Walking Are Linked to Living Longer, Scientists Find3d
Does it matter where your daily steps come from?
Sofakartoffel eller superatlet: Se hvad der sker i din krop, hvis du ikke bevæger dig18h
Forskningen har overraskende klare svar på, hvordan din krop reagerer på total inaktivitet.
Scientists Don’t Want to Ignore the Wuhan ‘Lab Leak’ Theory, Despite No New Evidence20h
Many scientists welcomed President Biden’s call for a more rigorous investigation of a virus lab in Wuhan, China, though they said the so-called lab leak theory was still unlikely.
All the Sad, Lonely Pandemic Puppies20h
Bowen the goldendoodle is never home alone. When he first came home as a puppy, last June, his parents were working remotely because of the pandemic. If they try to leave their Boston apartment for even a few minutes now, he makes his unhappiness audible. “He’s whining and barking, and we just don’t want to upset the neighbors,” Jon Canario told me. So they don’t. Wherever they go, he goes. Where
Scientists Don’t Want to Ignore the ‘Lab Leak’ Theory, Despite No New Evidence21h
Many scientists welcomed President Biden’s call for a more rigorous investigation of a virus lab in Wuhan, China, though they said the so-called lab leak theory was still unlikely.
Democrats Are Running Out of Time22h
A nxiety is growing among a broad range of civil-rights, democracy-reform, and liberal groups over whether Democrats are responding with enough urgency to the accelerating Republican efforts to both suppress voting and potentially overturn future Democratic election victories. With the congressional calendar dominated by President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar spending proposals, these activis
Tulsa massacre: The search for victims, 100 years on1d
Decades after white mobs razed an affluent black neighbourhood the search for bodies goes on.
Hints of Hidden Volcanoes Deep Inside Europa Boost Its Chances of Hosting Alien Life1d
Cold hands, warm heart.
If the Lab-Leak Theory Is Right, What’s Next?•1d
China Biden US Wuhan
jarun011 / Getty; Katie Martin / The Atlantic L ast summer, Michael Imperiale , a University of Michigan virologist and 10-year member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, published an essay on the need to “rethink” some basic research-safety practices in light of the coronavirus pandemic. But he and his co-author—another biosecurity-board veteran—did want to make one thing cle
Stephen Hawking’s office and archive gifted to UK to settle tax bill1d
Scientist’s treasure trove and personal objects to go to Science Museum and Cambridge University Library A vast treasure trove of papers and personal objects belonging to Stephen Hawking, from dizzying black hole theories to scripts for the Simpsons, have been acquired for the nation. It was announced on Thursday that Hawking’s archive and the contents of his university office have been acquired
New Diagnostic Tool Predicts The Risk of Alzheimer's With Astonishing Accuracy of 90%1d
This could make a huge difference to many lives.
Couple Buys House, Discovers Huge, Mars-Like Lava Cave Underneath1d
Cave Surprise Homeowners in Bend, Oregon, made a fascinating discovery lurking below their house: a massive lava tube, big enough to stand in. Suzanne and James Brierley bought their house four years ago, but only knew about a small cave mentioned by their realtor, as local news channel KTVZ reports . The entrance is an unassuming small hole in the side of a hill. But once inside, the lava tube i
India Reports More Than 11,000 Cases of Brain-Eating Fungus1d
The number of deadly black fungus infections, also known as mucormycosis, among coronavirus patients and survivors in India has reached alarming new heights. The government tallied up 11,717 ongoing cases of the fungal infection on Tuesday, according to New Delhi Television ( NDTV ) , prompting the country’s health ministry to declare an official epidemic and take emergency measures. The black fu
Great white shark population off California's coast is growing2d
The population of great white sharks in Northern California is around 300 and growing.
Biden Opens California’s Coast to Wind Farms2d
The idea of erecting wind farms in the Pacific Ocean has long been dismissed as impractical. But major hurdles, including military objections, have now been cleared.
Mathematicians Find Long-Sought Building Blocks for Special Polynomials2d
Problems in mathematics often have a simple “yes or no” structure: Is this statement true or false? But the most enduring and interesting problems propagate through generations, the products of decades of work, like the medieval cathedrals that took centuries to build. The answers to these questions open new doors and provide novel structures on which to continue building. In the year 1900… Sou
Nasa’s Mars helicopter goes on ‘stressful’ wild flight after malfunction9h
Problem with camera-based navigation system saw helicopter wobble through the air in biggest tech issue Ingenuity has faced A navigation timing error sent Nasa’s Mars helicopter on a lurching ride, its first major problem since it took to the Martian skies last month. The experimental helicopter, named Ingenuity, managed to land safely after the problem occurred, officials at the Jet Propulsion L
Laser pulses travel faster than light without breaking laws of physics15h
Pulses of laser light moving through a jet of plasma can surf a wave to travel faster or slower than the speed of light without breaking the laws of physics
Arsonists Reportedly Set Fire at New Tesla Factory Site19h
A fire broke out overnight at a construction site of Tesla’s Gigafcatory in Germany this week. Police are now investigating whether the fire had a political motive after far-left activists claimed responsibility, Reuters reports . The fire damaged six high-power cable lines, according to criminal investigators. It’s yet another sign that Tesla has a lot of hearts to still win over if it wants to
Trump’s Supporters Are Getting the Lab-Leak Story Backwards22h
Suppose it’s true. Suppose the coronavirus spread throughout the world from a Chinese lab. What then? A ferocious early promoter of the idea that the coronavirus was a Chinese attack was the Trump White House’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon. Bannon hoped to transfer responsibility for Donald Trump’s failures onto China’s rulers. As he told a Polish interviewer in May 2020: “They are totall
Investing 0.1% of global GDP could avoid breakdown of ecosystems, says UN report22h
Nature’s financial value must be considered to avoid ‘irreversible’ degradation to biodiversity and land The world needs to quadruple its annual investment in nature if the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises are to be tackled by the middle of the century, according to a new UN report . Investing just 0.1% of global GDP every year in restorative agriculture, forests, pollution manag
A Number Theorist Who Connects Math to Other Creative Pursuits23h
“There are many different pathways into mathematics,” said Jordan Ellenberg, a mathematician at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. “There is the stereotype that interest in math displays itself early. That is definitely not true in general. It’s not the universal story — but it is my story.” That account was backed up by a biostatistician at the University of Pennsylvania — his mother… Sourc
Fluffy ball of darkinos could be lurking at the center of the Milky Way1d
The supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy may not be a black hole at all, but rather a fluffy ball of dark matter called darkinos.
Oldest gold artifact in southwest Germany found1d
Archaeologists have discovered the oldest gold artifact in southwest Germany, a delicate gold spiral buried in the 3,800-year-old tomb of a woman.
Your Grandma's Tube TV Is the Hottest Gaming Tech1d
Thanks to a retro gaming renaissance, enthusiasts are scouring online marketplaces for 20-year-old CRTs.
One Man’s Amazing Journey to the Center of the Bowling Ball1d
Mo Pinel spent a career reshaping the ball’s inner core to harness the power of physics. He revolutionized the sport—and spared no critics along the way.
A Literal Mouse Plague Is Terrorizing Towns in Eastern Australia Right Now1d
Even cats are sick of chasing them.
‘If you zoom in it’s not too bad’: our underwhelming super blood moon pictures1d
The super moon is notoriously hard to photograph but that doesn’t stop everyone trying. Guardian Australia’s picture editor Carly Earl asked staff to share the worst picture they took on Wednesday night and explain what inspired, or possessed, them to shoot it Supermoon pictures from around the world (the good ones) Continue reading…
Scientists Trace The Intricate Oscillations Our Brains Use to 'Save' Memories in Sleep1d
Sleep is everything.
German scientists say they can help improve Covid vaccines to prevent blood clots1d
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Stephen Hawking's papers to be saved for the nation1d
Prof Stephen Hawking's scientific papers and personal possessions to be saved for the nation.
A new 'gold standard' compound for generating electricity from heat1d
Thermoelectric power generators that make electrical power from waste heat would be a useful tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if it weren't for a most vexing problem: The need to make electrical contacts to their hot side, which is often just too hot for materials that can generate a current.
How Colleges Tell Student-Parents They Don’t Belong1d
H. Armstrong Roberts / ClassicStock / Getty Over the past five years, Yoslin Amaya would return home most days in the early-morning hours from her night shift as a janitor to her in-laws’ house in Rockville, Maryland, where she lived in a bedroom with her husband and two sons, Andrew and James. Though she was often exhausted, her long days were not over. While her family slept, she would crack op
Amazon Will Buy MGM for Over $8 Billion. Your Move, Netflix1d
The move is the latest, and greatest, in a new wave of media consolidation sparked by the streaming wars.
Squishy Neutron Star Setback Dampens Hopes of Exotic Matter1d
In the known universe, there is nothing quite like a neutron star. Born from supernovas, these objects contain a star-size mass in a city-size space. This unique trait has led scientists to believe that some extreme physics might take place in their innards — perhaps even the dissolution of neutrons themselves into a softer goo known as quark matter. Yet we cannot peer inside neutron stars… Sou
What is plate tectonics?1d
Blame plate tectonics for Earth’s mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, and why its continents fit together like pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle.
Fact-checked: Dominic Cummings’ evidence to MPs on Covid crisis2d
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A Scientist Explains How a Hot Bath Delivers Some of The Same Effects as Exercise2d
My kind of workout!
How to watch the Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse online2d
Catch totality, even if you're far away from it.
The New Head of NASA Says COVID May Have Leaked From a Lab2d
Former Senator Bill Nelson, the newly-minted Administrator of NASA, made some unusual remarks about China, the pandemic, and national security during a virtual event. Specifically, Nelson cited unofficial reports that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, may have escaped from a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, according to The Verge reporter Joey Roulette — and added that the
Raging Fire, Huge Explosion Devastate Giant Container Ship2d
Ship Explosion A massive explosion just rocked a container ship anchored off the coast of Sri Lanka, Al Jazeera reports . The vessel, called MV X-Press Pearl, was waiting to enter its port before a fire erupted on board four days ago, according to the Sri Lankan navy. The navy believes the ensuing explosion was caused by chemicals on board, which included 25 tons of nitric acid — another reminder
America’s Entire Understanding of the Pandemic Was Shaped by Messy Data2d
To understand any data set, you have to understand the way its information is compiled. That’s especially true for a patchwork data set such as the one composed of U.S. COVID-19 data, which is the product of 56 smaller systems belonging to each state and territory in the country. In our year of working with COVID-19 data, we harnessed our attention on these systems and found that much of the info
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The mysterious flying objects showed up in Washington, D.C., on a hot, humid night in the summer of 1952. The air-traffic controllers at the airport saw them first , and then so did the operators at nearby Air Force bases—seven unexplained blips on their radar screens. A commercial pilot in the vicinity reported seeing bright lights in the darkness. The Air Force dispatched fighter jets but found
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According to a new announcement by the Chinese government, the country is looking to crack down on cryptocurrency mining. The Thursday statement, penned by the State Council’s Financial Stability and Development Committee, comes just three days after regulators banned financial institutions from doing any business related to cryptocurrencies. The Chinese government will “crack down on bitcoin min
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Joe Biden had been president for less than two weeks when he told me something he’d heard from a friend after the election. Biden was like the dog that caught the car, the friend told him—after a lifetime of dreaming of becoming president, he’d finally done it. “I said, ‘No, I think I got the bus,’” Biden told me, reflecting on the combined crises of the pandemic, the economic collapse, and the s
Scientists Drove Mice to Bond by Zapping Their Brains With Light3d
The study, a tour de force in bioengineering, comes after two decades of research on brain-to-brain synchrony in people.
Drones and live-streams: How tech is changing conservation3h
Around the world, animal conservation has evolved so it's not just humans monitoring wildlife.
Biden’s Fossil Fuel Moves Clash With Pledges on Climate Change4h
Over the past month the Biden administration has defended three significant oil and gas projects, raising concerns among environmentalists that climate policy is being undermined
This Startling Image of Our Galaxy's Center Hints at a New Cosmic Phenomenon6h
Our Universe is art.
Milky Way photographer of the year 2021 – in pictures7h
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Bad luck or bad management: why has Victoria had so many Covid outbreaks?13h
Medical experts explain how much quarantine breaches, cold weather and pure chance contribute to the spread of coronavirus cases in Melbourne Victoria’s new Covid lockdown restrictions explained Victoria Covid case alerts and list of public exposure sites Follow LIVE Covid updates on Friday as Victoria begins seven-day lockdown Victoria has started its seven-day circuit-breaker lockdown – its fou
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Neuroscience pioneer and physician Miguel Nicolelis has some choice words for Elon Musk and his brain-computer interface (BCI) company Neuralink. “Mr. Musk doesn’t understand a bit of neuroscience and what is the brain,” Nicolelis told Inverse . “He barely knows where it’s located.” Neuralink has been working on a brain implant that allows for some forms of interaction between the human mind and
Glow-in-the-dark baby squid and tardigrades to be blasted into space19h
Scientists hope to identify the genes that the animals use to adapt to extreme environments.
Views of the Super Flower Blood Moon and Its Eclipse20h
Last night, sky watchers across the Pacific Rim were treated to views of the so-called super flower blood moon. “Flower moon” is the name for a full moon in May, “super” describes a full moon that occurs when the Earth and moon are closest together, and “blood” denotes the dark-red color seen during a lunar eclipse. The moon appeared about 10 percent larger than average—however, that size differe
Divisive COVID 'Lab Leak' Debate Prompts Dire Warnings from Researchers21h
Allegations that COVID escaped from a Chinese lab make it harder for nations to collaborate on ending the pandemic — and fuel online bullying, some scientists say — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mitch McConnell’s Gift to Progressives•21h
R epublicans plan to mount their first legislative blockade of the Biden presidency this week, and progressive activists are ready to send them a thank-you note. The GOP’s maiden filibuster won’t come on a tax increase or Medicare for All or the Green New Deal—not even on the Democrats’ big voting-rights package. No, Republicans are planning to block the creation of an independent, bipartisan com
How This Zombie Fungus Turns Cicadas into Horror-Movie Sex Bots1d
Researchers explore how an amphetamine and a psychedelic help parasitic fungi spread their spores through insects’ doomed mating attempts — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Chinese hackers posing as the UN Human Rights Council are attacking Uyghurs1d
Chinese-speaking hackers are masquerading as the United Nations in ongoing cyber-attacks against Uyghurs, according to the cybersecurity firms Check Point and Kaspersky. Researchers identified an attack in which hackers posing as the UN Human Rights Council send a document detailing human rights violations to Uyghur individuals. It is in fact a malicious Microsoft Word file that, once downloaded,
Don’t Approach Life Like a Picky Eater1d
“ How to Build a Life ” is a weekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness. M any parents of young children struggle to introduce new foods into their kids’ diets. About half of American children are picky eaters by the age of two; they are, in the vernacular of nutritionists, “food neophobic.” Our pediatrician once told me that one of our sons, who was a fussy eater
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Carlo Rovelli writes that quantum mechanics tells us reality is a net of interactions where there are no things, only relationships; nothing has properties until it interacts with something else. (Image credit: Riverhead)
What to Name a Bunch of Black Holes? You Had Some Ideas.1d
Recently, astronomers asked aloud which plural term would best suit the most enigmatic entity in the cosmos. The responses were plentiful.
BBC Springwatch at Wild Ken Hill: Behind the scenes1d
The much-loved nature programme is broadcasting from a sustainable farming project in west Norfolk.
The ‘Talking’ Dog of TikTok1d
Bunny, an internet-famous sheepadoodle, has brought attention to a new area of study within animal cognition: the use of assistive technology for language acquisition.
Lab or Nature? The Current Evidence For Each of The SARS-CoV-2 Origin Theories1d
Facts, not conspiracies.
Letter With E=Mc2 Written in Einstein's Hand Was Just Sold For $1.2 Million1d
Somebody REALLY wanted this bit of history.
AI Could Soon Write Code Based on Ordinary Language1d
Microsoft reveals plans to bring GPT-3, best known for generating text, to programming. “The code writes itself,” CEO Satya Nadella says.
Space Station May Host Wave of TV Shows and Films1d
A Discovery reality TV competition, a Russian medical thriller and more productions could be heading to the orbital outpost in the next year.
NASA's Roman mission to probe cosmic secrets using exploding stars1d
NASA's upcoming Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will see thousands of exploding stars called supernovae across vast stretches of time and space. Using these observations, astronomers aim to shine a light on several cosmic mysteries, providing a window onto the universe's distant past and hazy present.
Thinking of Eating Cicadas? Here Are Six Other Tasty Insects to Try, Too1d
The practice of eating insects, known as entomophagy, is widespread around the world
Studies likely to be wrong have 153 more citations1d
Science is facing a replication crisis, namely, that many studies published in top journals fail to replicate. A new study examined the citation count of "failed" studies, finding that these nonreplicable studies accumulated 153 more citations than more reliable research, even after they are shown to be nonreplicable. The study suggests the replication crisis might be driven, in part, by incentiv
Honeybee 'Trojan horse' virus relies on bees' habit of cannibalizing their young2d
An increasingly virulent pathogen is turning hygienic cannibalism on its head.
Partial sight restored for man who is blind thanks to optogenetics2d
Optogenetics involves modifying cells to make them sensitive to light – and now the first results of a treatment using the technique to restore sight have been published
How army ants' iconic mass raids evolved2d
Army ants form some of the largest insect societies on the planet. They are quite famous in popular culture, most notably from a terrifying scene in Indiana Jones. But they are also ecologically important. They live in very large colonies and consume large amounts of arthropods. And because they eat so much of the other animals around them, they are nomadic and must keep moving in order to not run
Tasmanian devils born on Australian mainland after 3,000 years2d
Conservationists introduced the species back into a sanctuary north of Sydney in late 2020.
Court Finds Tesla Guilty of Nerfing Battery Performance in Software Update•2d
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Cannot Stop the Battery A court in Norway has found Tesla guilty of limiting charging speeds and battery capacity via software update, Electrek reports . Barring an appeal, Tesla will have to pay $16,000 to any Norwegian drivers whose Teslas were affected by the update — roughly 10,000 customers, according to Norwegian online newspaper Nettavisen . In fact, in Electrek ‘s analysis, the case could
Global heating: Study shows impact of 'climate racism' in US2d
Black people in the US are subject to double the level of heat stress in cities than whites.
The Truth About Deinstitutionalization3d
W hen a person has a mental-health crisis in America, it is almost always law enforcement—not a therapist, social worker, or psychiatrist—who responds to the 911 call. But most officers aren’t adequately trained to deal with mental-health emergencies. And while laws intended to protect civil liberties make it exceedingly difficult to hospitalize people against their will, it is remarkably easy to
Our Memory Is Even Better Than Experts Thought3d
In some respects, memory is poor. In others, it is astonishingly good — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Health chiefs seek urgent answers on travel advice for England hotspots3d
Local officials ‘astonished’ as Westminster fails to notify them of new Covid guidance Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Public health chiefs are demanding urgent answers about why the government failed to announce new travel advice urging millions of people not to travel into or out of Covid hotspots. As news spread of the guidance on Tuesday, four days after it was q
The 'Replication Crisis' Could Be Worse Than We Thought, New Analysis Reveals3d
"Why are non-replicable papers accepted for publication in the first place?"
UK finance sector in top 10 for carbon emissions3d
If UK banks and investors were a country, they would be among world's leading emitters.
Celebrate this Memorial Day by getting the latest grills and electronics for deep discounts3d
It’s always tough to find a great deal on quality products, and when the economy is as difficult as it has been, every dollar counts. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your electronics or searching for that perfect grill to use for your Memorial Day party, you should first check out eBay’s Certified Refurbished department . Premium quality Certified Refurbished isn’t synonym for used, they’re pro
Mars Helicopter Suffered Glitch During Flight, Forced Emergency Landing17h
During its sixth flight across the desolate Martian surface earlier this month, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter experienced a bit of a software glitch. The tiny four pound rotorcraft “began adjusting its velocity and tilting back and forth in an oscillating pattern” according to an official update , just after covering just over 500 feet. The event forced it to make an emergency landing some 16
E.P.A. to Modify Trump-Era Limits on States’ Ability to Oppose Energy Projects21h
In recent years, states have used the Clean Water Act to block pipelines and other fossil fuel projects. The Trump administration tried to curb that power.
Super blood moon and lunar eclipse stun spectators around the world – video1d
The Earth's shadow crept across the full moon as people waited for a cosmic event known as a super blood moon. A total eclipse lasted about 15 minutes as Earth passed directly between the moon and the sun. As the eclipse deepened, it appeared as though half the moon had vanished. The moon's reddish-orange colour was the result of all the sunrises and sunsets in Earth’s atmosphere projected on to
Satellites may have been underestimating the planet's warming for decades1d
Satellite observations of different climate variables don't quite add up, suggesting these measurements might be missing something about the atmosphere.
A startup using minerals to draw down CO2 has scored funding—and its first buyer1d
A new startup is relying on minerals to pull carbon dioxide out of the air, in one of the first commercial efforts to deploy what’s known as enhanced weathering to slow climate change. Heirloom Carbon Technologies says it could do carbon dioxide removal for $50 a ton once it reaches commercial scale, which would come in well below the estimates for other industrial approaches. Its goal is to remo
US renews calls for investigation into origins of Covid-192d
Beijing hits out at lab leak ‘conspiracy created by US intelligence agencies’
Why the sun's atmosphere is hundreds of times hotter than its surface3d
The visible surface of the sun, or the photosphere, is around 6,000°C. But a few thousand kilometers above it—a small distance when we consider the size of the sun—the solar atmosphere, also called the corona, is hundreds of times hotter, reaching a million degrees celsius or higher.
As the US Unmasks, the Pressure Is on for Vaccine Passports3d
Now that the CDC has relaxed mask requirements, a verification system might help identify who's vaccinated—but it’ll be a technical and political mess.
Red Flags of a Crank Study22h
The pandemic has brought into sharp focus the potential danger of misinformation. There are times when we need to act collectively as a society to accomplish certain goals. This is particularly challenging in a society that is organized around a principle of individualism – a principle I endorse and value. Liberty is a precious right to be jealously defended. But it is not the only right, or prin
New Regulations Let Scientists Keep Lab-Grown Human Embryos Alive for Longer1d
An international organization of biomedical researchers just updated their recommendations for controversial human embryo research , loosening up restrictions on the kinds of studies scientists can conduct with lab-grown human embryos. Specifically, the “14-day rule” that’s been in place for decades, which urges and in some countries legally requires researchers to terminate experimental human em
Dark matter and dark energy: the mysterious ingredients in our universe1d
The history of modern cosmology is one of the great triumphs of the human imagination. Still, mysteries abound, particularly the nature of dark matter and dark energy. Science moves forward by embracing the unknown as a challenge; taking the wrong turn is part of the way forward. "Where did everything come from?" is perhaps the most fascinating question we can ask — so much so, that it's much old
The emerging burden of long COVID is significant, and needs to be considered when evaluating the risk vs benefit of pandemic measures. The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
The Longest Known Earthquake Lasted 32 Years2d
The “slow slip” event preceded a devastating 1861 quake of at least magnitude 8.5 in Sumatra — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Startup Phantom Space wants to be the Henry Ford of rockets2d
Jim Cantrell calls himself “one of the intellectual fathers of the small-launch business.” It’s hard to disagree. When Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002, Cantrell became its first vice president of business development. His expertise was critical to the development of the company’s first rocket, the Falcon 1. Cantrell later founded Strategic Space Development (StratSpace), which has worked on proj
UK Covid live news: minister rejects claims travel advice for England’s Indian variant hotspots came ‘out of the blue’3d
Latest updates: guidance that travel to Bolton and seven other areas should be avoided ‘unless essential’ apparently put online without announcement Ministers urged to clarify travel advice for England’s Covid hotspots Up to 8,700 patients died after catching Covid in English hospitals Coronavirus global updates – live See all our coronavirus coverage 10.29am BST Here is the PA Media story on the
Climate Change Likely Contributed to One of The Oldest Examples of Human Warfare7h
An ancient war cemetery.
Ingenuity Just Survived an Unexpected in-Flight Anomaly on Mars!11h
This really is ingenious.
Scientists unravel noise-assisted signal amplification in systems with memory16h
Signals can be amplified by an optimum amount of noise, but stochastic resonance is a fragile phenomenon. Researchers at AMOLF were the first to investigate the role of memory for this phenomenon in an oil-filled optical microcavity. The effects of slow non-linearity (i.e. memory) on stochastic resonance were never considered before, but these experiments suggest that stochastic resonance becomes
New Microscope Technique Can Peer Inside a Brain Without Surgery21h
A team of scientists just cleared a major hurdle in the path of biological imaging. With a new microscopy technique, they were able to peer four times deeper into a living mouse brain — without needing to cut through the animals’ scalp or skull whatsoever. Typically, microscopes are blocked by the skull, which scatters and blocks light from passing through. That means researchers need to peel bac
Improving ventilation will help curb SARS-CoV-21d
There has been a misunderstanding about how the virus spreads
When Driving Is (Partially) Automated, People Drive More1d
A study finds that users of advanced driver-assistance systems drive 4,888 more miles per year than similar drivers without the feature.
Body augmentation: People adjust quickly to robotic third thumb1d
Researchers trained people to use a robotic extra thumb in daily situations. Brain scan data suggest the brain's quick adaptability to new limbs. The scientists think body augmentation could transform human abilities. Would you be willing to attach artificial limbs to enhance your body? A research team that asked people to use robotic extra thumbs found that their brains quickly adapted to body a
Canada Wants to Land Its Own Rover on the Moon by 20261d
Canadian Rover The Canadian Space Agency wants to send its own rover to the surface of the Moon, with the help of NASA, within the next five years. The agency is now looking to chose two Canadian companies to develop concepts and science instruments. As a sign of good faith and commitment to the mission, François-Philippe Champagne, minister of innovation, science and industry, announced a $2.5 m
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Will Reopen in June1d
Discover tips for visiting the T-Rex, the Hope Diamond and more, when 10 Smithsonian museums reopen this summer
Madagascar may be a secret stronghold for 'living fossil' fish2d
Madagascar may be the ancestral home of coelacanths, 'living fossil' fish once thought to have gone extinct.
The US worried about vaccine tourists. Now it’s encouraging them.2d
Like many vaccine tourists, “Alex” doesn’t want you to know his real name. The British expat arrived on a red-eye flight from his home in Nairobi, Kenya, at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday, May 21, with the intention of staying just a few days—more than enough time, he hoped, to get a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Alex had been thinking about how to get vaccina
Pesticide-resistant blood-sucking lice threaten wild and farmed fish2d
Efforts to rid fish farms of blood-sucking aquatic lice by using chemical pesticides have ended up giving the pests increasing resistance, leading to widespread infestations
Dan Frank Was a Gifted and Generous Editor2d
I don’t know how many people in the reading public would recognize the name Dan Frank. Millions of them should. He was a gifted editor, mentor, leader, and friend, who within the publishing world was renowned. His untimely death of cancer yesterday, at age 67, is a terrible loss especially for his family and colleagues, but also to a vast community of writers and to the reading public. Minute by
New study turns our understanding of ice upside down2d
The physics of ice are more complicated than you might expect.
The secret social lives of trees2d
Trees demonstrate an incredibly complex array of social behaviors. Urban trees are cut off from their natural social groupings and do not thrive as they would "in the wild." Many trees live on a timescale that humans find difficult to fathom. There's a short story by Roald Dahl called The Sound Machine . It involves a man who invents a machine that allows him to tune into the frequency of surroun
Research team develops self-healing quantum emitter with unprecedented brightness3d
Perovskite quantum dots are the rising stars of quantum emitters, but their inherent instability has hampered their development. Professor Hao-Wu Lin of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Associate Professor Chih-Sung Chuu of the Department of Physics, and Professor Richard Schaller of the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University in the United States have jointly develo
The CDC Can’t Tell You What You Want3d
M ore than six weeks ago , I received my second Moderna shot, so I’ve had time to ease into fully vaccinated life. And yet I still haven’t eaten a meal inside a restaurant. Is that because I’m an overcautious ninny who can’t estimate risk? Bent into a defensive trauma crouch from a year of COVID-19 restrictions? Or worried I’ll shed some stray mRNA and disrupt the menses of surrounding diners? No
We May Finally Know How Plasma Blasts Through Insane Magnetic Fields of Neutron Stars3d
Trust a bored physicist to run some numbers.
Monkeys Pick Up 'Accents' When They Want to Blend in With Neighboring Kin11h
"I don't want any trouble!"
Earliest known war was a repeated conflict in Sudan 13,400 years ago15h
Many of the hunter-gatherer-fishers buried at a 13,400-year-old cemetery in Sudan show signs of battle injuries – and a new analysis suggests the fighting occurred on several occasions
Soil microbe transplant could improve tree growth and remove more CO215h
To increase the amount of carbon dioxide that trees can remove from the atmosphere, a tree-planting scheme is testing whether the addition of soil microbes from established forests can improve growth
Harvey Schlossberg, Cop With a Ph.D. in Defusing a Crisis, Dies at 8516h
A psychologist who had worn the blue, he coached thousands of New York City police officers in hostage negotiations, creating a model for law enforcement.
You Can Bid on NFTs Tied to Nobel Prize-Winning Discoveries17h
Berkeley will auction NFTs of invention disclosure forms filed by the creators of CRISPR and cancer immunotherapy.
Chinese Officials Are Investigating Crypto Mining Operations17h
Regulators in China’s Sichuan province are gathering information on cryptocurrency mining, potentially leading to a full crackdown on the practice, Reuters reports . The news comes after the Chinese government announced it will “crack down on bitcoin mining and trading behavior, and resolutely prevent the transfer of individual risks to the society.” It’s yet another warning sign that Bitcoin cou
Tips for reclaiming your peace of mind online | Naomi Shimada17h
To post or not to post? The real question is: How do you feel about it? Author Naomi Shimada reflects on the anxiety-inducing aspects of social media, sharing advice on how to step back from the shame, optics and echo chambers of the internet and untangle your self-worth from follower counts, likes and the unattainable perfectionism perpetuated online. (This conversation, hosted by TED curator Clo
What Breakthrough Infections Can Tell Us18h
With 165 million people and counting inoculated in the United States, vaccines have, at long last, tamped the pandemic’s blaze down to a relative smolder in this part of the world. But the protection that vaccines offer is more like a coat of flame retardant than an impenetrable firewall. SARS-CoV-2 can, very rarely, still set up shop in people who are more than two weeks out from their last COVI
Spacetime crystals proposed by placing space and time on an equal footing21h
A Penn State scientist studying crystal structures has developed a new mathematical formula that may solve a decades-old problem in understanding spacetime, the fabric of the universe proposed in Einstein's theories of relativity.
The impossible cool of Cowboy Bebop21h
Cowboy Bebop is a genre-busting Japanese anime series. The stories, music, and science fiction are among the best I've ever experienced. The show is being rebooted on Netflix. Every now and then in our movie/TV-show watching careers, there comes a moment when we are confronted with the shock of the new. It could be that first scene in The Matrix when Trinity evades the cops by running sideways al
Magnificent spiral galaxy is being stretched by passing neighbor23h
The myriad spiral galaxies in our universe almost all look like fried eggs. A central bulge of aging stars is like the egg yolk, surrounded by a disk of stars that are the egg white. The galaxy in this Hubble photo looks like it is sliding off the frying pan. The central bulge is off in one corner relative to the surrounding disk of bright young blue stars. In reality, the stars on the right side
Sleep paralysis: a terrifying encounter with our own mind1d
Sleep paralysis, which 20 percent of people experience at least once, can be terrifying. Though it is a neurological phenomenon, our culture and beliefs can make the experience worse. One potential treatment is to learn to control the content of our dreams. Imagine waking up in the middle of pitch darkness, only to realize you are completely paralyzed. You suddenly notice out of nowhere, an aggre
Can GMOs cause gastrointestinal sensitivity and inflammation?1d
A closer look at the widespread claim that GMOs cause bowel irritation and inflammation. The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
Zero-carbon energy from seawater now a step closer1d
Researchers at McGill University have demonstrated a technique that could enable the production of robust, high-performance membranes to harness an abundant source of renewable energy.
Swimming in the Wild Will Change You1d
Some months ago, as the weather was first turning warm, I was out walking along the Mill River in New Haven when I saw a young man emerge from the water. He appeared to have gone for a swim wearing nothing more than boxer briefs. The sight was shocking; the river had barely thawed, and I’d always thought the unspoken rule about urban rivers was that you didn’t get into them (especially not half n
How Many People Die When Polluters Exceed Their Limits?1d
A new report tallies the death toll from excess emissions by looking at air pollution and spikes in local ozone levels.
Physicists uncover secrets of world's thinnest superconductor1d
Physicists from across three continents report the first experimental evidence to explain the unusual electronic behavior behind the world's thinnest superconductor, a material with myriad applications because it conducts electricity extremely efficiently. In this case the superconductor is only an atomic layer thick.
Experiments validate the possibility of helium rain inside Jupiter and Saturn1d
Nearly 40 years ago, scientists first predicted the existence of helium rain inside planets composed primarily of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter and Saturn. However, achieving the experimental conditions necessary to validate this hypothesis hasn't been possible—until now.
General Motors Is Working on a Self-Driving Electric Car for Moon Astronauts•1d
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Lockheed Martin and General Motors are partnering to build an electric car meant to allow astronauts to travel across the surface of the Moon. According to an official statement , the two juggernaut companies are hoping to “design the next generation of lunar rovers, capable of transporting astronauts across farther distances on the lunar surface,” going far beyond the mere four mile range of ast
Study of promising photovoltaic material leads to discovery of a new state of matter1d
Researchers at McGill University have gained new insight into the workings of perovskites, a semiconductor material that shows great promise for making high-efficiency, low-cost solar cells and a range of other optical and electronic devices.
Biden Orders Spies to Figure Out Whether COVID Leaked From Lab1d
President Joe Biden announced that he wants American intelligence agencies to thoroughly investigate the lab leak hypothesis, or the idea that the coronavirus may have first infected people after being released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “As of today, the US Intelligence Community has ‘coalesced around two likely scenarios’ but had not reached a definitive conclusion on this question,”
Detailed and vitriolic: Dominic Cummings’ five most explosive claims1d
Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser turns up pressure on his old boss with stinging allegations
Covid-19 news: A third of health burden may come from lasting effects1d
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
1918 flu mutated to become deadlier in later waves, century-old lungs reveal1d
The influenza virus that caused the 1918 pandemic mutated into variants, much like the novel coronavirus has done in the current pandemic, century-old virus samples reveal.
Can Electric Fish Talk Like Obama?1d
In many, many ways, fish of the species Brienomyrus brachyistius do not speak at all like Barack Obama. For starters, they communicate not through a spoken language but through electrical pulses booped out by specialized organs found near the tail. Their vocabulary is also quite unpresidentially poor, with each individual capable of producing just one electric wave—a unique but monotonous signal
Time limit on lab-grown human embryos is relaxed by experts1d
International body paves way for key research as it lifts ban on growing embryos beyond 14 days The ban on growing human embryos in the lab beyond 14 days has been relaxed by an international body of experts, paving the way for research that could help to unpick issues ranging from why recurring miscarriages occur to improving IVF. The decades-old rule is laid down in the law in a number of count
The Vaccine Rollout Is Changing How We Think about Prescription Meds1d
A new survey reveals that, for the first time, many Americans see pharmaceutical companies as brand names, just like Nike or Amazon — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
One CRISPR Treatment Lowered Cholesterol in Monkeys by 60 Percent1d
More than one in three American adults have high cholesterol , which can lead to serious health problems like heart disease and stroke. The best remedies we have right now are cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins , a diet rich in vegetables and low in fat, and good old-fashioned exercise. But in the future, there may be another way to reduce our cholesterol levels. A study published last wee
What is quantum entanglement?2d
Quantum entanglement is one of the uber-bizarre phenomena seen when things get itty-bitty. Here's a look at how entanglement works and why it's so weird.
Study aids understanding of invisible but mighty particles2d
Tiny charged electrons and protons which can damage satellites and alter the ozone have revealed some of their mysteries to University of Otago scientists.
When to Reply on Social Media—and When to Not2d
Sometimes the best thing to do on Twitter or Facebook is to just shut up … isn’t it?
Indian astronomers investigate magnetar CXOU J010043.1−7211342d
Astronomers from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have performed long-term observations of a peculiar magnetar known as CXOU J010043.1−721134. Results of this monitoring campaign shed more light on the nature of this source. The study was presented in a paper published May 19 on arXiv.org.
Einsteins berømte formel solgt på auktion: Her er seks ting, du sikkert ikke vidste om fysikeren2d
Albert Einstein blev overvåget af FBI, fik en datter, der forsvandt, og blev tilbudt præsidentposten i Israel.
$1.2 million worth of rare, stolen cactuses confiscated and returned to Chile2d
Officials have returned stolen cactuses to Chile, after recovering the rare plants during two raids in Italy in 2020.
6 sacrificial pits filled with artifacts reveal rituals of ancient Chinese kingdom2d
Archaeologists have discovered six sacrificial pits containing about 500 artifacts, including gold and bronze masks, in the ancient Chinese city of Sanxingdui.
The fog of war may confound weapons that think for themselves2d
Some states want a ban. But would it be respected?
Microneedles May Alleviate Shots' Pain, Help With Global Vaccine Distribution2d
Getting a shot is a pain. But scientists are working on a way to inject a vaccine without the ouch. The solution: a patch that applies an array of microscopic needles and feels like Velcro.
‘Hidden Tongue-Ties’ in Infants Have Scant Scientific Backing2d
In 2004, a new kind of tongue-tie was brought to the clinical mainstream in an opinion published in a physician’s newsletter — a hidden, or posterior, tongue-tie, which is “difficult to visualize,” and requires a revision procedure that is more invasive. But the diagnosis is still controversial.
Microneedles May Eleviate Shots' Pain, Help With Vaccines' Global Distribution2d
Getting a shot is a pain. But scientists are working on a way to inject a vaccine without the ouch. The solution: a patch that applies an array of microscopic needles and feels like Velcro.
Covid-19 news: UK updates travel guidance for England variant hotspots2d
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Only asteroids that hit a certain mineral trigger a mass extinction2d
A comparison between geological records of asteroid impacts and mass extinctions suggests that only space rocks that strike an area rich in a certain mineral have a cataclysmic effect on life, no matter their size
Non-kosher fish eaten in Jerusalem during early days of Judaism2d
Non-kosher fish was on the menu in what is now Israel and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula while Judaism was developing in the region and the Hebrew Bible was being written there
Neutron stars are remarkably smooth thanks to their intense gravity2d
Neutron stars, the remnant cores of stars that have gone supernova, are some of the densest objects in the universe, and their intense gravity means their surface differs in height by less than 0.1 millimetre
Some bird embryos know to hide from predators even inside their eggs2d
Some bird embryos can communicate with their parents by chirping through their egg, but will stay quieter if they think that predators are nearby
Pacific sees a 'Blood Moon' rising2d
Stargazers across the Pacific Rim will cast their eyes skyward on Wednesday night to witness a rare "Super Blood Moon", as the heavens align to bring an extra-spectacular lunar eclipse.
US joins calls for transparent, science-based investigation into Covid origins2d
Several countries tell the WHO annual meeting that a new inquiry with new terms of reference must be launched The United States and other countries have called for a more in-depth investigation of the pandemic origins, after an international mission to China earlier this year proved inconclusive . Addressing the World Health Organization’s main annual meeting of member states in Geneva, represent
The Best View for the Supermoon May Be on This Plane2d
Qantas will run a one-time scenic flight from Sydney to offer ideal viewing of the supermoon.
A New Antitrust Case Cuts to the Core of Amazon’s Identity•2d
DC Amazon Antitrust
The Washington, DC, attorney general claims that the company obsessed with satisfying customers is actually screwing them.
Brood X Cicadas Are Busy And So Are The Scientists Who Study Them2d
When a critter spends 17 years underground, it's not easy to study. So as Brood X cicadas break out, they're followed closely by researchers who must cram a lot of work in about six weeks. (Image credit: Jake Socha)
Forskarnas larm: Varmare klimat kan göra djur sterila2d
Klimatförändringar kan leda till att djur får det svårare att fortplanta sig – och därmed riskerar att dö ut vid kallare temperaturer än man tidigare trott. Det varnar en forskargrupp för i en ny studie.
Low testosterone in men linked to more severe COVID-192d
Men with low testosterone levels may be more likely to have severe COVID-19, a small new study suggests.
George Floyd’s Murder Changed Americans’ Views on Policing2d
President Joe Biden likes to recall a conversation he had with Gianna Floyd, George Floyd’s daughter, at Floyd’s funeral last summer. “Daddy changed the world,” she told Biden. If the first step to changing the world is changing people’s minds, Floyd’s murder one year ago did that—though just how much, and with what long-term effects, remain unclear. In the weeks following Floyd’s May 25, 2020, d
Havana syndrome: How a “directed-energy” weapon may be injuring American intelligence operatives2d
In recent history, the first reports of a potential directed-energy attack on U.S. personnel came in 2016 from American diplomats working in Cuba. There's no "smoking gun" evidence of who's behind the attacks, but some U.S. officials suspect the Russians. Supporting that claim is the history of the so-called Moscow Signal, an event in which the Soviets blasted microwaves at the U.S. embassy in Mo
Man Beats Usain Bolt’s 100 Meter Dash Record Using Actual Jetpack2d
Faster Than Bolt Turns out jetsuits aren’t just good for boarding a moving ship . British stuntman and jetpack pilot Richard Browning broke world-renowned athlete Usain Bolt’s 100-meter record while wearing his famous “Iron Man”-like jetsuit, according to Guinness World Records . Bolt, however, can rest assured that his title is still safe — Browning’s new record includes the obvious caveat: “fas
Downing Street explored over-55s isolation plan to avoid second lockdown2d
Proposal was pursued as PM fought to keep economy open but was rejected by scientists
A dozen ultra-high-energy particle accelerators discovered in the Milky Way2d
New observations help astronomers hone in on a long-standing mystery about where cosmic rays come from.
Probing deeper into origins of cosmic rays2d
Cosmic rays are high-energy atomic particles continually bombarding Earth's surface at nearly the speed of light. Our planet's magnetic field shields the surface from most of the radiation generated by these particles. Still, cosmic rays can cause electronic malfunctions and are the leading concern in planning for space missions.
How COVID Changed Science2d
What is unprecedented is not just the speed and focus with which the community responded to the pandemic but also the singular willingness of scientists all over the world to share new ideas and… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
What are Homo sapiens?2d
All living humans are Homo sapiens. Here's what scientists know about the origin of our species.
Could sniffer dogs soon be used to detect Covid-19? (an update) – podcast2d
This week, a study has added to the evidence that specially trained dogs could be used to sniff out people with Covid-19, showing that canines are faster than PCR tests and more accurate than lateral flow tests at detecting infections. Anand Jagatia speaks to the Guardian’s science correspondent Linda Geddes, who went to see the dogs in action Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus
Scientists recognize intruders in noise2d
A team of scientists from MIPT and Kazan National Research Technical University is developing a mathematical apparatus that could lead to a breakthrough in network security. The results of the work have been published in the journal Mathematics.
Stone age desert kites found in southern Africa3d
A team of researchers with the University of Johannesburg's Palaeo-Research Institute has found multiple instances of desert kites in a part of South Africa. In their paper published in the journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, the group describes their study of ancient hunting "runways" built to corral wild animals.
Researchers design an engine that uses information as fuel3d
Their engine is the fastest ever such contraption, using information as "fuel." The application of the technology may lie in nanotechnology and nano-biology. Inspired by an 1867 thought experiment, researchers design an information engine. Can information become a source of energy? Scientists from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada devised an ultrafast engine that claims to operate on inform
This 'Post-Soviet Sad 3D' Game Is Not About Having Fun3d
Sandbox game It’s Winter is set in a khrushchyovka, a mass housing unit in the USSR. It's a lonely, haunting ode to Eastern ennui.
New energetic pulsar discovered in the Small Magellanic Cloud3d
Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, an international team of astronomers has detected a new energetic rotation-powered pulsar in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). The newly found pulsar, designated PSR J0058–7218, appears to be the most energetic pulsar so far discovered in the SMC. The finding is detailed in a paper published May 17 on arXiv.org.
STEM’s Racial Reckoning Just Entered Its Most Crucial Phase3d
One year after George Floyd’s murder, science and technology institutions continue to evolve. The most radical and necessary step remains.
Spherical UFO plunges into the ocean in US Navy footage3d
A clip of a mysterious spherical object hovers over the horizon, in footage released by a filmmaker who produces UFO documentaries.
DNA Makes Waves in the Fight to Save Coral Reefs3d
This emerging technique could help scientists understand and anticipate the threats coral reefs face
De-Ratting Rat Island Brought Silent Ecosystem Back to Life3d
The impact was clear up and down the coastal food chain — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Collective data rights can stop big tech from obliterating privacy3d
Every person engaged with the networked world constantly creates rivers of data. We do this in ways we are aware of, and ways that we aren’t. Corporations are eager to take advantage. Take, for instance, NumberEight, a startup, that, according to Wired , “helps apps infer user activity based on data from a smartphone’s sensors: whether they’re running or seated, near a park or museum, driving or
Rice physicists' RAMBO reveals magnetic phenomenon useful for quantum simulation and sensing3d
Sometimes things are a little out of whack, and it turns out to be exactly what you need.
Wolves scare deer and reduce auto collisions 24%, study says3d
Ecologist Rolf Peterson remembers driving remote stretches of road in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and seeing areas strewn with deer carcasses. But that changed after gray wolves arrived in the region from Canada and Minnesota.
Ancient fish bones reveal non-kosher diet of ancient Judeans, say researchers3d
Ancient Judeans commonly ate non-kosher fish surrounding the time that such food was prohibited in the Bible, suggests a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Tel Aviv.
Only Have Your First Vaccine Dose So Far? Here's The Data on How Protected You Are3d
It's much better than nothing!
Most children with post-Covid disease recover within six months, study finds3d
Small study looks at complications affecting tiny minority of children, which had caused major concern Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Children at a leading London hospital who were admitted with a rare but severe illness as a result of coronavirus infection had made a good recovery by the end of six months, although some needed ongoing physical therapy or mental hea
A Better Way to Cool Ourselves1d
A new technique doesn’t deprive us of fresh air. And because it uses less energy, it’s good for the climate as well — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
How Gene Therapy and Algae Proteins Partially Restored a Blind Man’s Sight2d
Thanks to gene therapy and optogenetics—a neuroscience game-changer that relies on light to control neurons—a previously blind man can now partially see the world . And he’s doing it with the help of light-sensing algae proteins in his eyes. With training and a pair of custom goggles, the man could see white stripes on a crosswalk and recognize different objects. His brain’s visual cortex also re
Is This Incredible Photo of Earth or Mars?3d
This is crazy!
Artificiell intelligens maxar basilika-odlingennow
I en robotbädd på Örebro universitet växer basilika. Artificiell intelligens håller på att lära sig vad varje enskild planta behöver. – Framtidens jordbruk är datoriserat och kombinerar kunskap från olika vetenskapsområden, säger Ajay Arunachalam, forskare vid institutionen för naturvetenskap och teknik. Varje enskild planta övervakas av sensorteknik för att få värdefull data. Data som som sedan
Nanofibrous filters for PM2.5 filtration4min
Narrating the basic knowledge of nanofibrous filters. The mechanical-dependent and electrostatic-dependent nanofibrous filters were summarized according to their mechanical adsorption and electrostatic adsorption to the nanoparticles, respectively, which will help to understand and design better performance nanofibrous filters.
Study of Fe2+ ions contributes to further understanding of magnetoelectric coupling4min
The authors, Kirill Vasin and Mikhail Eremin, contribute to the theory of electronic and structural properties of FeCr2O4 ferrimagnet.
Pollen-sized technology protects bees from deadly insecticides4min
A Cornell University-developed technology provides beekeepers, consumers and farmers with an antidote for deadly pesticides, which kill wild bees and cause beekeepers to lose around a third of their hives every year on average.
Proton's travel route in polymers could lead the way to clean fuels4min
Proton transfer is an essential process for energy conversion in biological systems, but the transfer mechanism is little understood. Now, in a new study, a team of researchers from Japan has investigated the nature of proton transport for various concentrations of a proton-donating group in thin film polymers mimicking a biomaterial, providing important insights about the transport pathways and o
UM research suggests social factors important for human-wildlife coexistence4min
University of Montana researchers recently published a new study in the Journal of Wildlife Management analyzing why landowners do or don't secure attractants in bear country. The results suggest that collective or socially motivated factors may be a missing and important piece of the puzzle for encouraging voluntary steps to secure attractants and improve wildlife-human coexistence. The researche
Japan's hands-off formula in disciplining schoolchildren works. Is it worth a try elsewhere?4min
A look at Japan's mimamoru approach suggests that adults' non-intervention in kids' fights allows children to nurture social and interpersonal skills on their own. Is it worth a try in other countries?
High-capacity electrodes by valence engineering developed for desalination4min
Recently, the researchers from Institute of Solid State Physics, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, by using valence engineering, developed three manganese oxides as electrodes with different Mn valences for high-performance capacitive desalination.
Direct evidence of segregated oceanic crust trapped within the mantle transition zo4min
Researchers combined the unique resolution reflected body waves (P410P and P660P) retrieved from ambient noise interferometry with mineral physics modeling, to shed new light on transition zone physics. Relevant work was published in Nature Communications.
COVID-19 kept our parks busy, but not everyone ventured outside4min
Public use of parks and reserves increased only slightly during last year's COVID-19 national lockdown despite gyms and sports facilities shutting down, a University of Queensland study found.
UK approves use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine8min
Authorisation means Britain is now using four different jabs against Covid-19
How retroviruses become infectious10min
Understanding every step in the life cycle of a virus is crucial for identifying potential targets for treatment. Now, scientists were able to show how a virus from the retrovirus family – the same family as HIV – protects its genetic information and becomes infectious. Furthermore, they show an unexpected flexibility of the virus.
When to release free and paid apps for maximal revenue10min
App developers can improve the profitability of free apps by strategically deploying or eliminating their paid version counterparts over an app's lifetime.
Mars-helikopter fløj pludselig som en ustyrlig vildkat: Her er hvad der gik galt15min
PLUS. Efter en serie af fejlfri flyvninger kom Ingenuity-helikopteren pludselig i problemer på sin sjette flyvning. Årsagen var en fejl i tidsangivelsen på billeder fra navigationskameraet.
Reef-building corals and the microscopic algae within their cells evolve together25min
The microscopic algae that live inside and provide nutrients to their reef-building coral hosts may be evolving in tandem with the corals they inhabit. A new study by Penn State biologists reveals that genetic differences within a species of these microalgal symbionts correspond to the coral species they inhabit, a discovery that could have implications for the conservation of these endangered cor
Prognostic value of troponin I in COVID-19 patients25min
This study aimed to assess the prognostic value of cTnI in COVID-19 patients.
Plant flowering in low-nitrogen soils: A mechanism revealed25min
Scientists from Japan, Europe and the USA have described a pathway leading to the accelerated flowering of plants in low-nitrogen soils. These findings could eventually lead to increases in agricultural production.
New drug combo found effective against high-risk leukaemia25min
Australian scientists have found what could prove to be a new and effective way to treat a particularly aggressive blood cancer in children.
A helping hand for working robots25min
Researchers at the Department of Robotics Engineering at South Korea's Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) have developed and tested a new type of human-like mechanical hand that combines the benefits of existing robot hands while eliminating their weaknesses. They describe their new design in the journal Soft Robotics.
Waking just one hour earlier cuts depression risk by double digits25min
A genetic study of 840,000 people found that shifting sleep time earlier by just an hour decreases risk of major depression by 23%.
Tiniest of moments proves key for baby's healthy brain25min
The new findings identify a potential contributor to microcephaly, a birth defect in which the head is underdeveloped and abnormally small.
Immunity boost in the gut25min
Varying immune response to vaccinations could be countered with microbiota-targeted interventions helping infants, older people and others to take full advantage of the benefits of effective vaccines, Australian experts say.A comprehensive review in Nature Reviews Immunology concludes that evidence is mounting in clinical trials and other studies that the composition and function of individuals' g
Dark energy survey releases most precise look at the universe's evolution32min
In 29 new scientific papers, the Dark Energy Survey examines the largest-ever maps of galaxy distribution and shapes, extending more than 7 billion light-years across the universe. The extraordinarily precise analysis, which includes data from the survey's first three years, contributes to the most powerful test of the current best model of the universe, the standard cosmological model. However, h
Video platforms normalize exotic pets32min
Researchers at the University of Adelaide are concerned video sharing platforms such as YouTube could be contributing to the normalization of exotic pets and encouraging the exotic pet trade.
Executives wildly overestimate financial benefits of strategy planning32min
New research shows executives are likely to overestimate the financial benefits of strategy planning—as conducted by an overwhelming majority of large companies—by a factor of five.
Virolog om labbläckan: ”Man ska ha alla hypoteser öppna och inte styras av politiska hänsyn”36min
Farlig forskning och slarv ligger bakom covid-19, hävdar en brittisk vetenskapsjournalist. Men har han verkligen fog för sina påståenden? SVT bad professorn i virologi, Anders Sönnerborg, granska argumenten. Spela videon och hör fyra faktafel i debatten.
Study of bat navigation in extra-large spaces reveals an unknown neuronal code38min
The brain is often likened to a computer, its hardware consisting of neurons organized in complex circuits; its software a plethora of codes that govern the neurons' behavior. But sometimes, the brain performs exceptionally well even when its hardware seems inadequate for the task. For example, it's been puzzling how humans and other mammals manage to navigate large-scale environments even though
Reef-building corals and microscopic algae within their cells evolve together38min
The microscopic algae that live inside and provide nutrients to their reef-building coral hosts may be evolving in tandem with the corals they inhabit, so each partner is fine-tuned to meet one another's needs. A new study by Penn State biologists reveals that genetic differences within a species of these microalgal symbionts correspond to the coral species they inhabit, a discovery that could hav
How scientists are improving cold-region water and climate prediction models38min
The world is changing rapidly, and the past is no longer a guide to the future in terms of extreme events and floods. That's one of the findings from a paper on the Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN), a summary of the research program that wrapped up in 2018 and which recently compiled many of its scientific advances in a special issue of the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.
The GOP Now Stands for Nothing38min
The Republicans in Congress are blocking a bipartisan investigation into the January 6 insurrection. Their spines crushed by years of obedience to Donald Trump, the members of the GOP have once again retreated from civic responsibility, with one more humiliation of those last few in the party who thought that the Senate Republicans might mimic something like statesmanship. However, this effort is
How to Master Google's AI Phone Call Features38min
Your Android phone can do a lot of fancy tricks, from making reservations with Duplex or screening calls. Here's how to get the most out of them.
The Friends Reunion Proves It’s Time to Move On38min
The show found a second life on streaming, but now it’s time to let it go.
How a Chaos Monkey Caused an Apple Uprising38min
Plus: A review of the book from 2016, the accessibility potential for AR, and a few too many sinking ships.
The World's Northernmost Town Is Changing Dramatically43min
Climate change is bringing tourism and tension to Longyearbyen on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Plastic in Galapagos seawater, beaches and animals46min
Plastic pollution has been found in seawater, on beaches and inside marine animals at the Galapagos Islands.
Raccoons love you, but not unconditionally49min
A recent study used motion-triggered cameras to study mammal behavior at 61 sites across North America. The results showed that large, carnivorous mammals with slow life histories are most negatively impacted by human presence and development. The researchers noted that although some mammals are able to tolerate or even benefit from humans, there might be a threshold to how much human disturbance
Ex-prisoners are going hungry amid barriers, bans to benefits on the outside56min
Around 600,000 people are released annually from the U.S."s sprawling prisons network.
Researchers investigate drought stress tolerance in plants56min
Drought can directly impact plant growth and plant yield. Therefore, it's important to explore the regulation mechanism of drought stress response and breed drought-tolerant plants.
Reaping the benefits of healthy soils, for food, people, nature and the climate56min
Life on Earth depends on healthy soil. 95 % of global food production relies on soil. Soil is home to a quarter of all terrestrial species, and it plays a crucial role in nutrient cycling as well as in storing carbon and filtering water, which helps mitigate climate change and prevent flooding and droughts. Yet regardless of soils' fundamental role in the functioning of our planet's ecosystems, so
Bilrevolutionen kommer: Bilfabrikkerne skal lære af mobilindustrien58min
PLUS. Ingen gider ende som Nokia, og derfor forsøger både nye og gamle bilproducenter at indgå alliancer om alt fra ladenetværk og elbilplatforme til kortdata og delebils-ordninger.
New mitigation structure assists in protecting permafrost of Tibet Plateau1h
In recent decades, climate warming on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) accelerated permafrost warming and has caused permafrost degradation, which decreases the bearing capacity of the permafrost foundation.
New Dark Matter Map Mystery1h
Scientists have published the most extensive map of dark matter in the universe to date, based on a survey of 100 million galaxies. The findings don’t quite match with predictions made by computer models, suggesting that there is some physics at work which scientists do not yet understand. This, of course, is exciting for physicists. As I discussed previously , we don’t know what dark matter is,
Author Correction: Hyperpolarized 13C pyruvate magnetic resonance spectroscopy for in vivo metabolic phenotyping of rat HCC1h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90697-3 Author Correction: Hyperpolarized 13 C pyruvate magnetic resonance spectroscopy for in vivo metabolic phenotyping of rat HCC
Ultrafast, on-chip PCR could speed diagnosis during current and future pandemics1h
Researchers have developed a plasmofluidic chip that can perform PCR in only about 8 minutes, which could speed diagnosis during current and future pandemics.
Can racial identity shield Black teens from stress of racism?1h
The vast majority of Black adolescents have experienced racism, experience anticipatory stress about experiencing racism again, and their racial identity can influence that stress in a variety of ways, research finds. “We know that racism is stressful,” says Elan Hope, corresponding author of the study and an associate professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. “Part of that stre
Seabirds are sending us an urgent environmental message1h
Just as caged canaries once warned coal miners of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, free-flying seabirds are now warning humanity about the deteriorating health of our oceans.
DNA-based material with tunable properties1h
While DNA is often idealized as the "molecule of life," it is also a highly sophisticated polymer that can be used for next-generation materials. Beyond the fact that it can store information, further fascinating aspects of DNA are its geometric and topological properties, such as knotting and super-coiling. Indeed, very much like a twisted telephone cord, DNA is often found coiled up inside bacte
How a national police misconduct registry can help rebuild trust in law enforcement1h
This week, the USC Safe Communities Institute announced the pilot rollout of the Law Enforcement Work Inquiry System Registry, the first comprehensive national catalog of police officers who have been terminated or resigned due to misconduct. The LEWIS Registry, named after the late Rep. John Lewis, is designed to hold police officers and departments accountable and increase public trust in law en
Humans probably can't live longer than 150 years, new research finds – A new study looks at how long the body maintains its ability to recover from stress.1h
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Zero-gravity space fridge could keep astronaut food fresh for years1h
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Venice Is Sinking. Here's How 'Flying' Electric Boats Can Save It1h
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Plastic debris on remote islands raises temperatures by 2.5C and threatens turtle populations1h
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Allow us to post short comments with high value1h
I see we're not allowed to post short comments. To be honest, I think short comments have way more value than pages of text I see on these post comments. What's the reason for the censorship on single sentence comments; it's disgusting; sometimes, they have way more value. I also see that people are simply writing wafty comments on purpose with no real value since they can't write short-to-the-po
Agrivoltaics combines agriculture and photovoltaics which can work well together to reduce water usage in food production while generating electricity at the same time.1h
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Can’t say we weren’t warned1h
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Hi guys, do you think that AI is able to accurately diagnose and prevent medical conditions, or that it will be able to on day in the future?1h
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The Participatory Evaluation (of) Aging (with) Rapamycin (for) Longevity Study AMA1h
Hi, On 28th-29th May we will be taking questions about the PEARL project, whose aim is to launch a human trial with rapamycin to see if it has an influence on the aging process. It has been shown to increase lifespan in multiple species through its influence on the mTOR pathway, a central metabolic pathway but the human data is lacking. PEARL will aim to find out if rapamycin in humans can slow d
What if You Don’t Want to Go Back to the Office? – Millions of Americans are taking part in an unprecedented experiment in working from home. Many are happier, more efficient and want to hang onto the benefits when the pandemic ends.1h
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Humans Could Live up to 150 Years, New Research Suggests1h
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These worker ants drag their queens to far-off bachelor pads to mate1h
This is the first time that third-party matchmaking has been observed in non-humans.
Aboriginal memory technique may work better than Sherlock's 'memory palace'1h
An Aboriginal memory technique that uses narrative and geography may outperform the famous "mind palace" technique.
Researchers reveal key information about how genes turn on and off1h
Human bodies have roughly 30,000 genes dictating not only how we look, but also critical biological processes. Now, a Florida State University and Australia National University research team has discovered a key aspect of gene regulation and ultimately how that process is implicated in cancer.
Samarbete som ska motverka falska nyheter1h
Stiftelsen Natur & Kultur är idéburen och har som mål att verka för bildning och demokrati. En viktig del i arbetet är att bidra till att sprida forskning till en bred allmänhet. Nu inleder man ett långsiktigt samarbete med tidskriften Forskning & Framsteg – Utmaningen med falska nyheter gör att forskarna själva i högre grad behöver höras och synas mer. Genom att satsa på att göra forskarnas röste
Pioneering single-dose radiotherapy for breast cancer treatment1h
A breast cancer therapy that requires just one shot of radiotherapy is as effective as traditional radiotherapy, and avoids potential damage to nearby organs.
Weird Natural Product Time Again1h
So let’s take a break today by looking at some compounds that, to a good approximation, many synthetic organic chemists would agree shouldn’t even exist. Yep, it’s time for a dive into Weirdo Natural Products, as I do every so often around here . I’ll point out some of the more ridiculous features for the non-chemists in the crowd, but some of the structures may well speak for themselves (!) Firs
The guitar industry's hidden environmental problem1h
Musicians are often concerned about environmental problems, but entangled in them through the materials used in their instruments. The guitar industry, which uses rare woods from old-growth trees, has been a canary in the coal mine—struggling with scandals over illegal logging, resource scarcity and new environmental regulations related to trade in endangered species of trees.
Sustaining sub-Saharan Africa: Investigating financial support methods1h
Sub-Saharan Africa is developing rapidly with its rich resources although still lags behind those developing regions that are hard on the heels of the developed nations. New research published in the International Journal of Sustainable Development considers how this development might be sustainable and how it might be financed to be so. Samuel Orekoya and Peter Oluleke of the University of Ibadan
Electrons on the edge: Atomically thin quantum spin hall materials1h
Quantum spin Hall insulators are a class of two-dimensional (2D) topological states of matter that are electrically insulating in their interior but, unlike semiconductors, carry a pair of one-dimensional (1D) metallic states, which are strictly confined to their edges.
Sars-CoV-2 RNA on surfaces poor indicator of quantity, timing of previous contamination1h
A team of UK investigators has shown that RNA copies recovered from surfaces are a poor indicator for determining the numbers of viable SARS-CoV-2 virus particles.
'Conditional commitments' could make Australia do its fair share on climate change1h
The International Energy Agency's recent, landmark report put another glaring spotlight on Australia's failure to act on climate change. On the same night the report was released, warning against any new fossil fuel projects, the federal government announced A$600 million for a new gas-fired power plant.
COVID-19 kept parks busy, but not everyone ventured outside1h
Public use of parks and reserves increased only slightly during last year's COVID-19 national lockdown despite gyms and sports facilities shutting down, a University of Queensland study found.
New technique acts as accelerator, brake for microscopic droplets1h
A miniscule water droplet is on the move, picking up speed as it glides along a stretch of thin, flat terrain. Abruptly, it hits a rough patch—the microscopic equivalent of glass speed bumps into which the droplet settles and stops dead.
Simulations examine performance of materials in NIF experiments1h
Scientists have examined the performance of pure boron, boron carbide, high-density carbon and boron nitride ablators—the material that surrounds a fusion fuel and couples with the laser or hohlraum radiation in an experiment—in the polar direct drive exploding pusher (PDXP) platform, which is used at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The platform uses the polar direct drive configuration to d
Most Australians support tax levy to improve aged care1h
The vast majority of Australians aren't confident in the country's aged care system, with more than one-in-10 saying they have no confidence at all, new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.
Researchers unearth oldest gold find in southwest Germany1h
rchaeologists working in the district of Tübingen in southwest Germany have discovered the region's earliest gold object to date. It is a spiral ring of gold wire unearthed in autumn 2020 from the grave of an Early Bronze Age woman. It is about 3,800 years old, according to analyses. Precious metal finds from this period are very rare in southwestern Germany. The gold probably originates from Corn
Author Correction: Surface acoustic wave nebulization improves compound selectivity of low-temperature plasma ionization for mass spectrometry1h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-91047-z
Changes in how cholesterol breaks down in the body may accelerate progression of dementia1h
The blood-brain barrier is impermeable to cholesterol, yet high blood cholesterol is associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. However, the underlying mechanisms mediating this relationship are poorly understood. A new study suggests that disturbances in the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids may play a role in the development of dementia.
Mass gatherings during Malaysian election directly and indirectly boosted COVID-19 spread, study suggests1h
New estimates suggest that mass gatherings during an election in the Malaysian state of Sabah directly caused 70 percent of COVID-19 cases detected in Sabah after the election, and indirectly caused 64.4 percent of cases elsewhere in Malaysia.
How Humanity’s Obsession With Color Shaped Our Modern World1h
This week, we talk about how the technology we’ve invented to more accurately re-create colors has driven whole civilizations.
NASA’s MOXIE Experiment Is Making Oxygen on Mars1h
Future crews on the Red Planet will need it to make propellant for the trip home. Scientists are also testing whether oxygen can be extracted from lunar soil.
We're Overlooking a Major Culprit in the Opioid Crisis1h
Pharmaceutical companies and drug dealers have been part of the problem—but so are policy makers — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Bats on Helium Reveal an Innate Sense of the Speed of Sound2h
A new experiment shows that bats are born with a fixed reference for the speed of sound—and living in lighter air can throw it off.
Pick Up Courses on Mixology, Coding, Finance, And More With This Memorial Day Sale2h
You might have big plans for Memorial Day weekend, but if you still plan on staying indoors, why not use that time to learn something new? In our Memorial Day sale, we’re dropping 14 of our most popular and useful courses to just $20 each, a savings up to 99% per course. Act fast: The discounts only last until June 2nd. The Complete Stock & Cryptocurrency Investment Toolkit Bundle Learn how stock
Why Deadly 'Black Fungus' Is Ravaging COVID Patients in India2h
Standard treatments such as steroids, as well as illnesses such as diabetes, make the fungal infection worse — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
India is grappling with covid grief2h
Spring 2021 in India has been horrific and frightening: ambulances wail constantly, funeral pyres are alight 24 hours a day, seemingly endless body bags stack up, and grief hangs heavy in the air. A year ago, it looked as if India might have escaped the worst of the coronavirus. While the Western world was struggling, India was relatively unscathed, hitting a high of about 1,300 deaths per day in
Will the Housing Market Ever Be Normal Again?2h
H ow wild is the U.S. housing market right now? So wild, half of the houses listed nationwide in April went pending in less than a week. So wild, one poll found that most buyers admitted to bidding on homes they’d never seen in person. So wild, a Bethesda, Maryland, resident recently included in her written offer “a pledge to name her first-born child after the seller,” according to the CEO of th
Andrew Yang, Political Kardashian2h
S pring of junior year was my last time on the ballot. I was running for student-council president at the fancy prep school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that I attended on scholarship. I had staked my electoral hopes on witty posters, but a lot of my classmates gravitated toward a new kid with a simple promise: putting a Snapple machine in the cafeteria. Snapple was huge in the late ’90s,
Potential new sunscreen is coral-safe and provides more UVB/UVA protection2h
A new study published in Scientific Reports has found that methylene blue, a century-old medicine, has the potential to be a highly effective, broad-spectrum UV irradiation protector that absorbs UVA and UVB, repairs ROS and UV irradiation induced DNA damage, and is safe for coral reefs. The study suggests that methylene blue could become an alternative sunscreen ingredient that supports the envir
3D shape reconfiguration of stretchable electronics2h
Azobenzene functionalized liquid crystalline polymers are considered "smart" materials owing to their programmable shape transformations under various external stimuli (i.e., thermal, chemical, and photomechanical shape morphing). In particular, their light responsivity allows for untethered powering and actuating systems. Now, researchers from Inha University have demonstrated preparation and act
Hide Your Instagram Likes—and Be Free2h
A feed without likes is far from a revolution. But I want to enjoy this summer with my friends, not my metrics.
The Space and Air Forces Launch an LGBTQ Task Force2h
Ten years after “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” a major general from the Space Force is leading a new inclusion initiative.
Deepfake Maps Could Really Mess With Your Sense of the World2h
Researchers applied AI techniques to make portions of Seattle look more like Beijing. Such imagery could mislead governments or spread misinformation online.
This Vibrator Is Approachable and Adorable2h
The Dame Pom is a tiny but powerful sex toy, and after more than a year of testing, it's one of our favorites.
14 Memorial Day Deals to Spruce Up Your Smart Home2h
From robot vacuums to app-controlled power strips, these deals will add a high-tech boost to your abode.
The Psychology of Why Fan Art Is So Delightful2h
Drawing your favorite characters or writing fanfic isn’t just fun. It’s also a way for fans to explore their own identities.
A New Study Reveals that Naturopaths Order a Lot of Unnecessary Pediatric Labs2h
A new study further supports our concern that naturopathic doctors get a bunch of labs for no good reason. The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
The Top Unsolved Questions in Mathematics Remain Mostly Mysterious2h
Just one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems named 21 years ago has been solved — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Author Correction: Cell non-autonomy amplifies disruption of neurulation by mosaic Vangl2 deletion in mice2h
Nature Communications, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23714-8
Publisher Correction: Accelerating functional gene discovery in osteoarthritis2h
Nature Communications, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23768-8
Author Correction: Thermochemical electronegativities of the elements2h
Nature Communications, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23670-3
Daily briefing: How the divisive ‘lab leak’ debate is hurting science3h
Nature, Published online: 27 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01463-4 Discussions about the origins of SARS-CoV-2 must focus on the evidence, say scientists. Plus, the organoids helping to beat COVID-19 and an end to the 14-day rule for lab-grown human embryos.
So Im a second year (trent ca) BA-psychology & business student transferring for my last 2 years to a different Uni (york ca). Thing is I have 2 offers, one in Cog sci which is a BA & one for Psychology which is a BSc. If both degrees were BSc I would choose Cog sci in a heartbeat but the fact that I have a BSc offer for psychology seems really appealing. Even-though the subject of cog sci intere
PODCAST: Elbiler vil revolutionere bilmarkedet3h
Mange gange har vi hørt, at NU ville de elektriske køretøjer ændre trafikken og vores transportmønstre – men salget lod vente på sig. Men endelig ser det faktisk ud til at der sker noget – og det kommer til at gå stærkt. Konsekvenserne bliver store både for bilister og bilforhandlere.
Watch me move it, move it: Gliding structure in Mycoplasma mobile revealed3h
In collaboration with Kanazawa University, researchers from Osaka City University used high-speed atomic force microscopy (HS-AFM) to visualize at the nanometer level the movement of individual particles within the parasitic bacterium Mycoplasma mobile. After confirming the outline on the surface of the cell structure in an immobilized state with previous data gathered from electron microscopy, th
Se hele listen: 101,7 mio. kr. fra Kræftens Bekæmpelse til 62 forskningsprojekter3h
Kræftens Bekæmpelse har uddelt mere end 100 mio. kr. til 62 forskningsprojekter landet over fordelt i to overordnede grupper. Se oversigten over alle bevillingsmodtagerne her.
Author Correction: Fine dissection of the tarsal tunnel in 60 cases3h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-91375-0
Utility of a modified vascular corrosion casting technique in the diagnosis of fetal total anomalous pulmonary venous connection3h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90681-x
Berberine modulates hyper-inflammation in mouse macrophages stimulated with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid via calcium-CHOP/STAT pathway3h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90752-z
Prevalence of and factors associated with dilated choroidal vessels beneath the retinal pigment epithelium among the Japanese3h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90493-z
Hypertonic stress modulates eNOS function through O-GlcNAc modification at Thr-8663h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90321-4
Aging affects artemisinin synthesis in Artemisia annua3h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90807-1
Environmental factors, winter respiratory infections and the seasonal variation in heart failure admissions3h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90790-7
Relationship of epidural patient-controlled analgesia with postoperative bleeding after unilateral total knee arthroplasty: a propensity score-matching analysis3h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90946-5
How the Belarus-Ryanair Incident Changed the World3h
O n Sunday, Ryanair Flight 4978 was traveling over Belarussian airspace from Athens to Vilnius when Minsk air-traffic control delivered alarming news. “You have bomb on board,” the controller said . “We recommend you to land.” A Belarussian MiG fighter jet showed up on Ryanair’s wing to emphasize the recommendation. Minutes later, the Ryanair plane landed, and Belarussian authorities arrested two
Democrats Need to Choose a Path on Voting Rights3h
Where Republicans control local power, they are building a new infrastructure of minority rule. They are gerrymandering districts, raising barriers to voting, biasing election administration, and politicizing election certification. There is nothing secret about this effort; everybody can see it happening. Yet the members of the threatened, narrow Democratic majorities in Congress—the people who
Ny tidning: Så påverkar munnen din hälsa3h
Munhälsan har betydelse inte bara för livskvalitén och vårt sociala liv – forskning visar att den även påverkar resten av kroppen. I detta nummer av Vetenskap & hälsa berättar vi mer om forskning som rör munnen och tänderna.
Om 10 år vil markedet for biler være vendt op og ned3h
PLUS. Teknologisk udvikling vil inden for de næste ti år sætte en lavine af forandringer i gang i bilbranchen og ændre vores transportvaner.
Uenige med Danmark: Lynetteholm diskuteres på højniveau møde mellem Østersølande3h
PLUS. Kun Sverige behøvede at få besked, mener ministeren. Men nu tager underskriverne af Helsinki-konventionen om beskyttelsen af miljøet i Østersøen selv sagen op.
Forskning pågår: Hur jämlik är tandregleringen?3h
Ungefär 70 procent av alla barn och ungdomar har någon form av bettavvikelse, och cirka 30 procent har behov av tandreglering med någon form av tandställning. Emma Göranson är doktorand vid odontologiska fakulteten, Malmö universitet och specialist i ortodonti i Region Östergötland. Hon berättar här om sin forskning om bettavvikelsers påverkan på livskvalitet, och om jämlik tandregleringsvård.
Munnen och kroppen hör ihop3h
Forskningsintresset för samband mellan tandhälsa och sjukdomar i kroppen har ökat sedan 80-talet. Flera studier tyder på att bakterier och inflammationsämnen från munnen kan påverka sjukdomsförloppet vid exempelvis diabetes typ-2, reumatism och kolorektal cancer.
Frisk- och riskfaktorer vid karies3h
Tandvården vill hellre förebygga hål än att borra bort dem. Men att riskbedöma vilka som har störst sannolikhet att utveckla karies är komplext och involverar många vitt skilda faktorer. Mer kunskap behövs.
Spottet speglar hur kroppen och munnen mår3h
Hur spännande är spott? Oändligt spännande anser, två Lundaforskare som dyker djupt ner i spottets universum för att söka svar på varför sjukdomar i munhålan drabbar vissa. Svaret kan delvis finnas i spottet, i ett ämne som fungerar som kroppens väktare och helt egna antibiotika.
Går du för ofta till tandläkaren?3h
– Vi behöver bli bättre på att identifiera patienter som löper störst risk att utveckla svår karies eller tandlossning, och sluta överbehandla dem som inte är i riskzonen, säger Gunnel Svensäter, övertandläkare och professor i oral biologi vid Malmö universitet.
Elsevier retracts entire book that plagiarized heavily from Wikipedia3h
The periodic table is, as a recent book notes, a guide to nature’s building blocks. But the building blocks of said book appear to have been passages from Wikipedia. The book, The Periodic Table: Nature’s Building Blocks: An Introduction to the Naturally Occurring Elements, Their Origins and Their Uses, was published by Elsevier last year. … Continue reading
Daily briefing: What we know about fast-spreading coronavirus variants3h
Nature, Published online: 25 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01439-4 How B.1.617 variants, first reported in India, might affect the trajectory of the pandemic. Plus, optogenetics restores some of a blind man’s vision and de-ratting Rat Island.
Revisiting the Pennsylvania ‘She Doctor’ Panic of 18693h
When Pennsylvania Hospital made the radical decision to allow female students to attend a clinical medicine lecture, “pandemonium broke loose” among the male students, who hurled epithets and spitballs at the women. But the widely-reported riot gave considerable momentum to the women’s movement.
Med invånarna som brobyggare3h
Invånarnas egna frågor och behov blev ingången till en medborgarbaserad forskningscirkel om kost och munhälsa i stadsdelen Lindängen i Malmö. Engagemanget blev stort och träffarna ledde bland annat fram till en broschyr på arabiska om socker i mat, en broschyr som snabbt tog slut.
Kirurgen som opererar på kontoret3h
Det är tisdag. Övertandläkare Per Dérand dricker kaffe och sitter på sitt kontor och opererar. Idag behövs varken skalpell eller såg. Med hjälp av några klick med datormusen flyttar han patientens käke på datorskärmen med millimeterprecision. Utrustningen som behövs till operationen skrivs sedan ut på sjukhusets egen 3D-skrivare.
Tandvården minskar på användningen av antibiotika3h
Användningen av antibiotika inom tandvården har det senaste decenniet minskat med 30 procent. Stramare riktlinjer ligger bakom nedgången. Men fortfarande skriver skånska tandläkare ut mest i Sverige.
Att möta barn som far illa3h
Barnkonventionen är lag sedan januari 2020 och innebär bland annat att barns bästa ska komma i första rummet. – Alla barn har rätt till samma förutsättningar och till bästa möjliga hälsa och vi får inte diskriminera barn. Och om vi märker att barn inte mår bra måste vi agera, säger Gunilla Klingberg, professor i barn- och ungdomstandvård.
Sexuella övergrepp kan ligga bakom tandvårdsrädsla3h
Tandvårdsrädsla kan ibland bero på tidigare sexuella övergrepp. Genom att vara uppmärksamma på signaler och fråga har tandvården möjlighet att hjälpa sina patienter. Det kan göras genom att lotsa dem vidare till professionell hjälp. Samtidigt är det också viktigt att bygga upp ett förtroende mellan tandläkare och patient och skapa en vårdsituation som upplevs som mindre hotfull.
Metaller som försvinner3h
Brutna ben måste fixeras för att läka rätt. En del kan gipsas medan andra behöver fästas med skruvar och plattor. Skruvar som ibland måste opereras bort efter att benet har läkt. Tänk om de kunde försvinna av sig själva efter en tid? Silvia Galli, tandläkare och forskare vid Malmö universitet, undersöker möjligheterna att använda skruvar av magnesium.
Tandreglering, smärta och livskvalitet3h
Hur påverkas ungdomars livskvalitet under tandreglering och efter det att tandställningen plockats bort? Och hur kan man förebygga vanligt förekommande bieffekter som karies under behandlingen? Vetenskap & hälsa har träffat forskare från Malmö universitet som undersöker detta.
Vad avgör om implantaten håller?3h
Den tekniska utvecklingen och ökad kunskap har gjort dagens tandimplantat väldigt hållbara. Men komplikationer kan ändå uppstå. Riskfaktorer är saker som dålig benkvalitet, rökning och att gnissla tänder. Även den mänskliga faktorn spelar in.
”Nu förstår jag bättre min smärta”3h
En digital smärtskola för ungdomar med käksmärtor har fått positiv respons av patienterna. Efter en pilotstudie på specialistkliniker vill skaparna nu sprida den till allmäntandläkare, vårdcentraler och skolkuratorer.
Menar vi samma saker?3h
För att forskare och vårdpersonal runt om i världen ska kunna jämföra patienter, tillstånd och behandlingar behövs gemensamma klassificeringar. Bildligt talat kan man inte jämföra äpplen med päron – om man tänkt att man ska jämföra just päron med päron. Smärta i ansiktet berör flera olika specialiteter inom tand- och sjukvård och 2019 publicerades ett gemensamt klassifikationssystem.
Röntgendiagnostik med kraftigt minskad stråldos3h
Den röntgen som kallas Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) har blivit allt vanligare för dentalt bruk eftersom den kan bidra med mer diagnostisk viktig information än vad konventionell röntgenundersökning kan. En nackdel med CBCT är att den ger högre strålningsdoser. Men ny forskning visar att stråldosen i vissa fall sänkas med hela 80 procent och ändå ge tillfredsställande resultat.
Tonsillernas gerillakrig mot HPV3h
Humant papillomvirus (HPV) är världens vanligaste sexuellt överförda infektion. Runt 90 procent av alla HPV-infektioner läker ut av sig själv, men det finns några få HPV-typer som i sällsynta fall inte läker ut och som orsakar cancer – bland annat tonsillscancer.
Forskare vill utreda varför vissa blir muntorra3h
Muntorrhet kan leda till många negativa följder men det är fortfarande inte helt klarlagt varför vissa får problem men andra inte. Det vill forskare på odontologiska fakulteten vid Malmö universitet nu ändra på. – Vi vill ta reda på vad det är i saliven som gör att individer upplever muntorrhet, säger forskaren Amela Fisic.
Munhälsan skyddar hjärtat3h
Hur munnen och tänderna mår hänger tätt ihop med en ökad risk för att drabbas av hjärtinfarkt.
Tandhygienisten gör hembesök när barnets tänder kommer3h
När barnet är åtta månader gör BVC-sjuksköterskan ett hembesök tillsammans med en tandhygienist. Det är en del av programmet ”Växa tryggt” som nu utvärderas av forskare vid Malmö universitet.
Forskning som rör oss alla3h
Munhälsan har betydelse, inte bara för livskvaliteten och vårt sociala liv – forskning visar att den även spelar roll för resten av kroppen. I det här numret kommer vi att dyka ned i forskning som rör just munhälsan.
Revealing the etching process of water-soluble Au25 nanoclusters at the molecular level4h
Nature Communications, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23568-0 Etching is one of the key considerations in the synthesis, storage, and application of metal nanoparticles. Here, the authors study the etching of water-soluble thiolate-protected gold nanoclusters at a molecular level and reveal an unusual recombination process in the oxidative reaction environment.
Photon bubble turbulence in cold atom gases4h
Nature Communications, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23493-2 Photon bubble turbulence is an astrophysical phenomenon involving radiation transport. Here, the authors report analogous behavior in ultracold gas by observing signatures of photon bubble instabilities in Rb atoms trapped in a MOT.
Bell-state tomography in a silicon many-electron artificial molecule4h
Nature Communications, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23437-w Multielectron quantum dots offer a promising platform for high-performance spin qubits; however, previous demonstrations have been limited to single-qubit operation. Here, the authors report a universal gate set and two-qubit Bell state tomography in a high-occupancy double quantum dot in silicon.
CRISPR/Cas9 mediated deletion of the adenosine A2A receptor enhances CAR T cell efficacy4h
Nature Communications, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23331-5 Activation of the adenosine receptor A2AR is associated with suppression of T cell function in the tumor microenvironment. To overcome immunosuppression, here the authors show that CRISPR/Cas9 mediated deletion of A2AR enhances CAR T cell effector functions without altering memory or persistence properties, impro
Phototunable self-oscillating system driven by a self-winding fiber actuator4h
Nature Communications, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23562-6 Self-oscillating systems that enable autonomous motions driven by a constant stimulus find applications in numerous fields but these systems are plagued with problems that restrict their practical applicability. Here, the authors create a photoactive self-winding fiber actuator that possesses a broad range of osc
Structure of the mature Rous sarcoma virus lattice reveals a role for IP6 in the formation of the capsid hexamer4h
Nature Communications, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23506-0 Inositol hexakisphosphate (IP6) is a known assembly cofactor for HIV-1. Here, the authors show the role of IP6 in the assembly of the Rous sarcoma virus (RSV). Reported cryo-ET structures of mature capsid-like particles (CLPs) suggest that IP6 modulates the formation of capsid polyhedrons of variable shape.
Intratumoral SIRPα-deficient macrophages activate tumor antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells under radiotherapy4h
Nature Communications, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23442-z Signal-regulatory protein α (SIRPα) is an inhibitory receptor expressed by myeloid cells. Here the authors show that, in preclinical cancer models, resistance to radiotherapy (RT) observed in wild-type mice is overcome in Sirpα-deficient mice, providing evidences that RT-activated Sirpα-deficient macrophages prom
Automated annotation and visualisation of high-resolution spatial proteomic mass spectrometry imaging data using HIT-MAP4h
Nature Communications, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23461-w MALDI-mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) can reveal the distribution of proteins in tissues but tools for protein identification and annotation are sparse. Here, the authors develop an open-source bioinformatic workflow for false discovery rate-controlled protein annotation and spatial mapping from MALDI-MSI data.
Kwasi Kwarteng defends Hancock over Covid care home claims4h
Business secretary says residents ‘were protected as far as we could’ during early days of pandemic Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The UK business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has defended Matt Hancock against criticism that he failed to protect people in care homes at the outset of the Covid pandemic, saying residents “were protected as far as we could”. The health s
All together now: the most trustworthy covid-19 model is an ensemble4h
Earlier this spring, a paper studying covid forecasting appeared on the medRxiv preprint server with an authors’ list running 256 names long. At the end of the list was Nicholas Reich, a biostatistician and infectious-disease researcher at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The paper reported results of a massive modeling project that Reich has co-led, with his colleague Evan Ray, since th
Blood test detects childhood tumors based on their epigenetic profiles4h
A new study exploits the characteristic epigenetic signatures of childhood tumors to detect, classify and monitor the disease. The scientists analyzed short fragments of tumor DNA that are circulating in the blood. These "liquid biopsy" analyses exploit the unique epigenetic landscape of bone tumors and do not depend on any genetic alterations, which are rare in childhood cancers. This approach pr
Research shows potential new sunscreen is coral-safe and provides more UVB/UVA protection4h
A new study published in Nature Scientific Reports has found that Methylene Blue, a century old medicine, has the potential to be a highly effective, broad-spectrum UV irradiation protector that absorbs UVA and UVB, repairs ROS and UV irradiation induced DNA damages, and is safe for coral reefs. The study suggests that Methylene Blue could become an alternative sunscreen ingredient that supports t
Danskerne siger stadig nej til atomkraft, men modstanden daler4h
PLUS. Mens der blandt unge mænd er et flertal for atomkraft, er modstanden størst blandt ældre og kvinder, viser en spørgeskemaundersøgelse fra IDA. Generelt i befolkningen er modstanden mod atomkraft dalet fra 73 procent i 2007 til 50 procent i 2021.
Where Your Watermelon Came From4h
A genetic analysis of a melon found in Sudan may point to the wild fruit that gave rise to one of summertime’s sweetest treats.
Will the Next Space-Weather Season Be Stormy or Fair?4h
As another 11-year cycle of solar activity begins, scientists debate how violent our stellar friend is likely to be.
Får KOL-patienter den rette behandling i de rette doser?4h
Nyt forskningsprojekt skal slå fast, hvordan man bedst behandler patienter med KOL med inhalationssteroid og antibiotika. Måske skal vi slet ikke bruge så meget, som vi gør i dag.
UK Covid live: calls to push back 21 June reopening in England after PM admits ‘we may need to wait’5h
Latest updates: Boris Johnson facing pressure to delay lifting of Covid restrictions in England from 21 June over threat of third wave caused by India variant Kwasi Kwarteng defends Hancock over Covid care home claims Covid bereaved demand public inquiry and end to ‘political pantomime’ Three-quarters of new UK cases could be India variant, says Hancock Global coronavirus updates – live 10.39am B
Debat: Almen praksis bør fortsat være gatekeeper, også ved hovedpine efter COVID-19-vaccination5h
Hvis DSAM mener, at nyligt COVID-19-vaccinerede med hovedpine automatisk skal sendes videre til akutmodtagelsen, så skylder selskabet at svare på følgende: Hvad er forskellen på at vurdere en almindelig hovedpinepatient og en hovedpinepatient, der har fået en vaccination?
Værd at vide: Atombomber producerer kvasikrystaller5h
PLUS. Forskere har fundet en hidtil ukendt kvasikrystal i et mineral dannet ved den første atombombetest i 1945.
Forskere vil guide lungekræftscreeninger på baggrund af epigenetik5h
CT-scanninger for lungekræft af risikopersoner kan identificere personer med lungekræft tidligt og redde liv. Et nyt studie skal undersøge, om epigenetik kan være med til at åbne op for nye scanningsmuligheder for lungekræft.
Site in Syria could be world’s oldest war memorial, study finds5h
Archaeologists say White Monument in Tal Banat was tribute to war dead of 3rd millennium BC A burial mound in northern Syria has been identified by researchers as perhaps the world’s oldest known war memorial. The site, known as the White Monument, in the town of Tal Banat had previously been thought to be an ancient mass grave of enemy fighters. However, a report published in the journal Antiqui
Debat: Folketinget mod lægefagligheden?5h
Formanden for Lungeforeningen mener, at han stiller sig på 'folkets' side, og kalder det arrogant, at vi i DSAM efterspørger, hvad det er for begrundelser, der skal føre til ordination, og hvilke der kunne føre til at nægte nogen ordination af en COVID-19-vaccine. Argumentet er, at vaccinerne er godkendt af Lægemiddelstyrelsen, men det argument holder ikke.
AI is learning how to create itself.6h
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How to Turn Sea Water Into Fresh Water Without Pollution6h
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Climate change is erasing 'flammability barrier' that protects high-elevation forests6h
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The New Productivity Revolution | Innovations in biotech, energy, and space could drive the next generation of prosperity—if we let it happen.6h
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OpenAI launches $100M startup fund with Microsoft6h
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Scientists Say This Is the Maximum Human Lifespan6h
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Artificial intelligence system could help counter the spread of disinformation. Built at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the RIO program automatically detects and analyzes social media accounts that spread disinformation across a network6h
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Perlmutter, said to be the world's fastest AI supercomputer, comes online. It is powered by 6,159 Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs. That, Nvidia said, makes Perlmutter the largest A100 GPU-powered system in the world, capable of delivering almost 4 EXAFLOPS6h
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Drones may have attacked humans fully autonomously for the first time6h
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Why climate rage hit Exxon, Chevron, and Shell on the same day6h
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In 2019 US Navy warships were swarmed by UFOs; here is RADAR footage from that event series6h
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China proposes $200 Billion Underwater Train To The US6h
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Naked Mole rats lives 15 times longer than mice, Why? One of the answer could be extra long molecular chain of hyaluronic acid in cells, transgenic aged mice with same acid shows x3 times stem cells count and much healthy, Possible strategy for humans?: inhibitors for hyaluronic acid degradation.6h
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A champion race car driver and a former NASA astronaut will pilot Axiom's second crewed mission.6h
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Israel's operation against Hamas was the world's first AI war – The IDF used artificial intelligence and supercomputing during the last conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.6h
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Rising global temperatures 'inexorably closer' to climate tipping point, U.N. warns6h
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AI is learning how to create itself (This is a mirror article for the paywall blocked MIT article 27 May 21)6h
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Ny professor skal styrke forskningen i sundhedsfremme6h
Morten Hulvej Rod, chef for Sundhedsfremmeforskning på Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen bliver ny professor i sundhedsfremme på Statens Institut for Folkesundhed, Syddansk Universitet.
Nytt sätt att se på serotonin vid depression6h
Nästan var tredje person i Sverige beräknas drabbas av depression vid minst ett tillfälle under livet. En vanlig förklaring till sjukdomen är brist på signalämnet serotonin i hjärnan. Den behandling som oftast erbjuds är SSRI-läkemedel, som hjälper hjärnan att behålla sitt serotonin, se faktaruta. Jonas Svensson är psykiater och forskare vid Karolinska institutet, där han intresserat sig för om se
Sri Lanka battles waves of plastic waste from burning ship6h
Tonnes of plastic pellets from a burning container ship swamped Sri Lanka's west coast Friday, prompting a ban on fishing as international efforts to salvage the vessel dragged into a ninth day.
Plague of ravenous, destructive mice tormenting Australians6h
At night, the floors of sheds vanish beneath carpets of scampering mice. Ceilings come alive with the sounds of scratching. One family blamed mice chewing electrical wires for their house burning down.
Genetically modified salmon head to US dinner plates6h
The inaugural harvest of genetically modified salmon began this week after the pandemic delayed the sale of the first such altered animal to be cleared for human consumption in the United States, company officials said.
Over half of UK's arts and cultural venues at risk from pandemic6h
Over half of the UK's arts and cultural venues and organisations believe they are at risk due to the decline in income during the pandemic, a new study from the University of Sheffield, University of Kent, and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising has shown.
Nasa’s Mars helicopter goes on wild flight after technical malfunction – video6h
A navigation error sent Nasa’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity on a wild ride through the Martian atmosphere. The issue is the first major problem since its maiden voyage in April. The technical issue occurred one minute into Ingenuity's sixth test flight after one of the pictures taken by onboard cameras did not register in the navigation system – confusing the helicopter about its location. It was ab
Here are the top 10 jobs of the future6h
As some countries begin to pull out of pandemic-induced lockdown, and the corporate engines of "return to the office" begin to whir, an open question hangs: What kind of jobs will people return to following months of work-from-home exile in "Remotopia" ? Will the online "big-bang" of the 2020s (when everything that could go online did go online) accelerate digitally enabled jobs? And which jobs w
Solving a double murder arouses international interest7h
The technology using DNA-based genealogy that solved a double murder in Linköping opens completely new possibilities in investigating serious crime. LiU researchers are now involved in spreading new knowledge about the technology, which brings hope to police forces and has aroused major international interest.
Making the hard problem of consciousness easier7h
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What Is The 14-Day Limit in Embryo Research? Here's Why You Need to Know About This8h
There's a proposal to ditch it.
Alla gener kartlagda hos 35 000 år gammal kvinna8h
När den moderna människan kom till Europa från Afrika, för drygt 40 000 år sedan, ökade risken för en rad genetiskt överförda sjukdomar. Det är en bild som tidigare forskning pekat på. Men den stämmer inte, enligt svenska forskare som nu har kartlagt hela genomet för en kvinna som levde på Balkan för 35 000 år sedan.
Virgin Galactic takes another leap towards space tourism8h
SpaceShipTwo rocket plane soars above Earth on successful test flight to edge of space Virgin Galactic has performed its third voyage to the edge of space using the SpaceShipTwo rocket plane. This flight, which took place on 22 May, was the first to take off from the company’s Spaceport America facility in New Mexico. Virgin Galactic’s system comprises two parts: the rocket ship VSS Unity and the
Photos of the Week: Meerkat Serenade, Golden Skull, Hypoxic Tent9h
A beach graduation ceremony in Spain, Spider-Man dancers in Russia, skiing in the French Alps, a cyclone in India, anti-government protests in Iraq, a pigeon fancier in Cuba, an antique-arms-and-armor sale in London, and much more
Ny organisering sparer tid for patienterne9h
Blodprøver, fodscreening og samtaler samlet på ca. tre timer i alt er den måde, som Steno Diabetes Centrenes patienter fremover vil blive kontrolleret på ved såkaldt sammedagsscreening. Initiativet er i gang på tværs af landet, og i Region Midt har de efter det første år gode erfaringer med de nye forløb tilpasset patienterne.
Researchers create machine learning model to predict treatment with dialysis or death for hospitalized COVID-19 patients9h
Mount Sinai researchers created a machine learning model to determine COVID-19 patients most at risk for treatment requiring dialysis or critical illness leading to death.
Next-gen electric vehicle batteries: These are the questions we still need to answer9h
The next generation of electric vehicle batteries, with greater range and improved safety, could be emerging in the form of lithium metal, solid-state technology.
Helping doctors manage COVID-199h
New tool uses AI technology to assess the severity of lung infections and inform treatmentArtificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo is capable of assessing the severity of COVID-19 cases with a promising degree of accuracy.
Data from 45 million mobile users further shows poorer people less able to stay at home COVID rules9h
People living in deprived, less affluent neighborhoods spent less time indoors at home during lockdown, according to a study that tracked data from millions of mobile phone users across the United States.
Regionerne vil have penge til kritisk infrastruktur9h
Ny analyse fra Danske Regioner forud for økonomiforhandlingerne med regeringen peger på stort behov for it-investeringer til især det diagnostiske område. Derudover er der brug for fornyelse af scannere og andet medikoteknisk udstyr, som i flere regioner lever på overtid.
Økonomiforhandlinger: Dårligt resultat risikerer at koste på kvaliteten9h
Hvis regeringen ikke kommer regionerne i møde om investeringerne i 2022, kan konsekvensen blive benhårde prioriteringer, advarer Danske Regioners næstformand, Ulla Astman (S).
Truet efter banebrydende forskning: »Jeg håber, du sover godt om natten«9h
Den forskning, som professor og overlæge på Rigshospitalets intensivafdeling Anders Perner har stået i spidsen for, har reddet tusindvis af liv og sparet mange penge. Den har også nappet hans barnetro og gjort ham en kende kynisk.
Fagligt parløb skabte intensiv forskningskultur9h
Mens Anders Perner har forsket, har hans chef Jan Bonde sørget for, at han kunne gøre det på et niveau, der har givet international genlyd. Det handler om tillid og samarbejde, siger Jan Bonde. Og så også lidt om ambitioner.
»Når vi går sammen og laver store studier, giver det genklang i hele verden«9h
Anders Perners forskerhold har i kølvandet på den første succes skabt et geografisk vidtforgrenet netværk, hvis medlemmer ikke blot leverer patienter, men i flere tilfælde også tager teten i forsøgene. Aalborg Universitetshospital står f.eks. i spidsen for et projekt om ilt.
Derfor er CRIC i verdensklasse9h
Forskerne tester etablerede behandlinger på meget vanskelige patienter inden for et felt, hvor der i udpræget grad mangler evidens for effekten. Sådan lyder vurderingen fra Niels-Henrik von Holstein-Rathlou, der har ansvaret for Novo Nordisk Fondens bevillinger til sundhedsvidenskabelig forskning.
Mindre snak, Heunicke, og mere handling9h
Magnus Heunicke, smøg ærmerne op. Som sundhedsminister har du chancen for at mindske mange års ulighed mellem det somatiske og det psykiatriske sundhedsvæsen.
The human factor — why data is not enough to understand the world9h
Companies are turning to anthropology to balance the insights of algorithms and AI
Kultur skal være intens og nærværende9h
KULTURKANYLEN Da Klaus Wilbrandt Kjær og familien for otte år siden skiftede København ud med Thisted, blev de samtidig en del af et kulturliv, som er dybt afhængigt af frivillighed og aktiv deltagelse. Men det passer den 52-årige praktiserende læge godt. Han foretrækker den intense atmosfære på de mindre scener, og som hobby-violinist og ditto pottemager bidrager han også selv til det lokale kul
Hver 20. kommentar på Facebook er hadefuld9h
Ny analyse har gennemgået 63 millioner kommentarer hos danske medier og politikere.
Vores samfund, sundhedsvæsen og borgere har brug for systematisk velfærdsinnovation9h
De store velfærdsudfordringer kan kun løses i fællesskab og ved, at vi skaber en ny samarbejdsmodel, der kan bringe forskningen tættere på borgerne og velfærdens kernepraksis.
Lægerne mod folket?9h
Diabetesforeningen: Ændring i insulintilskud bekymrer personer med diabetes10h
Det er vigtigt for en god behandling af de flere og flere danskere, der lever med diabetes, at der er let adgang til at sammensætte den bedst mulige medicinske behandling for den enkelte. Hvis et forslag om at ændre på tilskud til insulinprodukter bliver til virkelighed, kan det begrænse valgmulighederne.
Palaeontologists hope Biden will restore protections on fossil-rich US lands10h
Nature, Published online: 28 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01445-6 Trump’s shrinking of Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante reserves may be reversed — ensuring archaeological and fossil treasures are preserved for study.
Myndigheder famler i blinde efter EU’s cloud-bombe10h
En enkelt dom ved EU-Domstolen har lagt en bombe under it-setuppet i det offentlige Danmark.
Lead levels in urban soil are declining but hotspots persist11h
Lead paint and leaded gasoline have been banned for decades, but unsafe levels of lead remain in some urban soils, a new study finds. The researchers mapped soil lead concentrations along 25 miles of streets in Durham, N.C. Though contamination generally has declined since the 1970s, soil collected near houses predating 1978 still averaged 649 milligrams of lead per kilogram of soil, well above th
Versatile coronavirus antibody may be starting point for broader-acting vaccines11h
Scientists investigated how the immune system's previous exposure to cold-causing coronaviruses impact immune response to COVID-19. In doing so, they discovered one cross-reactive coronavirus antibody that's triggered during a COVID-19 infection.
Gene research on brassicas provides potential for making better crops11h
Scientists have used gene technology to understand more about the make-up of the evolution of brassicas – paving the way for bigger and more climate resilient yields from this group of crops that have been grown for thousands of years.
Gravitational wave search no hum drum hunt11h
The hunt for the never before heard 'hum' of gravitational waves caused by mysterious neutron stars has just got a lot easier, thanks to an international team of researchers.
Astronomer reveals never-before-seen detail of the center of our galaxy11h
New research reveals, with unprecedented clarity, details of violent phenomena in the center of our galaxy.
Ultrasensitive blood test detects viral protein, confirms mRNA vaccine activates robust immune response11h
In series of samples collected from individuals vaccinated against COVID-19, an ultrasensitive test detected low concentrations of circulating antigen. Following robust production of antibodies, investigators found that the viral protein declined to undetectable levels.
Beskyttelse af borgernes data sejler fra myndighed til myndighed11h
Schrems II-dommen fra EU gjorde det sidste år som udgangspunkt ulovligt at overføre persondata til USA på grund af risiko for amerikansk overvågning. Det har skabt kaos hos danske myndigheder.
AGA recommends early use of biologics in patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn's disease12h
Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation (pain and swelling) in the gastrointestinal tract, can cause daily health problems, frequent hospitalizations and surgery when not adequately controlled. While there is no cure for Crohn's disease, there are treatments that can help patients live a symptom-free life.
Fish adapt to ocean acidification by modifying gene expression12h
To survive in a reduced pH environment, marine organisms have to adjust their physiology which, at the molecular level, is achieved by modifying the expression of genes. The study of such changes in gene expression can aid in revealing the adaptive mechanisms of life under predicted future ocean acidification conditions.
How New Zealand's cheeky kea and kaka will fare with climate change12h
With global warming decreasing the size of New Zealand's alpine zone, a new study found out what this means for our altitude-loving kea.
New microscopy method reaches deeper into the living brain12h
Researchers have developed a new technique that allows microscopic fluorescence imaging at four times the depth limit imposed by light diffusion. Fluorescence microscopy is often used to image molecular and cellular details of the brain in animal models of various diseases but, until now, has been limited to small volumes and highly invasive procedures due to intense light scattering by the skin a
Inhaled nanobodies protect hamsters from COVID-19, study finds12h
Inhalable nanobodies targeting the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 can prevent and treat severe COVID-19 in hamsters, according to new research.
Neotropical river otters in Brazil communicate in a rich vocal range12h
Solitary river otters in Brazil use a rich repertoire of vocalizations during play and conflict, according to a new study.
Novel sensor discovered that helps bacteria detect and respond to formaldehyde12h
Bacteria called methylotrophs can use methane and methanol as fuel; in doing so, they produce large amounts of formaldehyde during growth, but until recently no one knew how they detected and responded to this toxic compound. Researchers describe their discovery of a novel formaldehyde sensor in the bacterium Methylorubrum extorquens, and other methylotrophs.
Technology predicts protein stability12h
A digital tool that will make it cheaper, safer and faster to develop new medicines is being rolled out by scientists.
Key early steps in gene expression captured in real time12h
Scientists have observed early RNA transcription dynamics by recording where, when and how RNA polymerase enzymes kick off transcription by binding to a DNA sequence.
How more inclusive lab meetings lead to better science12h
A new article seeks to help scientists structure their lab-group meetings so that they are more inclusive, more productive and, ultimately, lead to better science.
Leder: Lad nu teknologien tage noget af skraldet12h
CDC Approach To Breakthrough Infections Sparks Concerns13h
The CDC has decided to focus investigations of cases in which the COVID-19 vaccines fail on people who get hospitalized or die, but critics say that's short-sighted.
Tænkeboks: Sådan dannes trekanterne13h
Her kommer løsningen på opgaven fra uge 20.
Bagsiden: Hvad stod der på de manglende lodder?13h
Gunnar Schiøtt Hansen er indehaver af et flot lodsæt, hvor der mangler et par lodder. Hvad har der stået på dem? Giv dit bud.
5 Best Melatonin Gummies13h
We all know how important it is to get quality sleep at night. But most adults are lacking when it comes to getting the appropriate amount of sleep. If you have issues falling asleep, staying asleep, or experience other sleep disruptions, you definitely aren’t alone! According to the American Sleep Association, around 50-70 million adults in the U.S. have a sleep disorder, which includes conditio
New research could pave the way for safer and more efficient COVID-19 testing14h
International research led by Monash University and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity has achieved a proof of concept for a new, fast, portable saliva screening test that uses an infrared light technology to confirm infection with SARS-CoV-2.
WhatsApp’s Fight With India Has Global Implications14h
The country’s “traceability” requirement would undermine the privacy of the encrypted messaging app’s users far beyond its borders.
Hi all, I’ve made a research based video on the barriers that men may face when accessing treatment for an eating disorder (all types), hope some of you find it useful x14h
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This Stimulant Recovery Supplement Helps Fight Adderall’s Negative Side Effects14h
If you’re one of the 16-million adults who take prescription stimulants like Adderall, Ritalin, and Modafinil to increase productivity and sharpen your focus, you’ve probably come to terms with managing their negative side effects. That’s because they artificially increase stress hormones in the brain, putting your body and mind in prolonged overdrive, which can result in harmful health effects –
Elite US science academy expels astronomer Geoff Marcy following harassment complaints14h
Nature, Published online: 27 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01461-6 This is the first time the National Academy of Sciences has kicked out a member for violating its amended code of conduct.
Congressional science panel pushes for more energy research15h
Biden’s proposed 5.7% boost for next year seen as inadequate
Podcast: It’s Time to Tango15h
Now that Jim’s “Quite Possibly Wonderful Summer” is coming to fruition, a lot of listeners have been considering the present and future. Can you go to a tango festival? What should parents be watching for? And why, exactly, is the surgeon general wearing that uniform? Hit play for answers and a short history lesson from Ruth Fairbanks, a listener and history professor, in conversation with hosts
Exoskeleton takes strain off legs to reduce energy needed for walking15h
An electrical generator built into a backpack attaches to a person’s heels to make walking more efficient while also harvesting enough energy to power itself
Covid-19 news: Possible cause of rare vaccine-linked blood clots found15h
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
The first complex cell may have had dozens of nuclei instead of one15h
The original complex cells may have been less like amoebas and more like the cells of fungi that contain many nuclei, each with a copy of the genome
Cities like London and Tokyo have their own unique microbiomes15h
Cities including Tokyo, New York, London, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore have their own distinct microbiomes, according to a vast survey of microbes in 60 urban areas worldwide
Monkeys can change their accent to communicate with another species15h
Red-handed tamarins change their calls to sound more like pied tamarins where the two species share the same patches of forest, and doing so may help the two species understand each other
Why there are still huge mysteries in supernova physics15h
The explosions of supernovae are so powerful they can be seen with the naked eye. The physics behind them is harder to uncover, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Alice Roberts: Archaeogenetics will help us solve mysteries of past15h
Archaeology and genetics may seem worlds apart, but they are combining to produce astonishing insights, says Alice Roberts
Japan wants to use the Olympic games to promote hydrogen to the world15h
Hydrogen has the potential to be the green energy source of the future, and Japan wants to use symbols like the Olympic and Paralympic torches to tout its benefits
Covid-19 news archive: May 202115h
This is an archive of the New Scientist daily covid-19 news update with updates in May 2021. See updates from March 2021, February 2021, January 2021, November/December 2020, and March to November 2020.
Driving in the snow is a team effort for AI sensors15h
A major challenge for fully autonomous vehicles is navigating bad weather. Snow especially confounds crucial sensor data that helps a vehicle gauge depth, find obstacles and keep on the correct side of the yellow line, assuming it is visible. Averaging more than 200 inches of snow every winter, Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula is the perfect place to push autonomous vehicle tech to its limits.
Managing global climate change–and local conditions–key to coral reefs' survival16h
According to a new study, what's key to coral reefs surviving climate-driven heatwaves and subsequent bleaching is managing global climate change — and local conditions.
Biologists construct a 'periodic table' for cell nuclei16h
One hundred fifty years after Dmitri Mendeleev's periodic table classified atomic nuclei, biologists have created a new classification system for cell nuclei – and shown how they can be transmuted from one type into another.
Microbial gene discovery could mean greater gut health16h
As the owner of a human body, you're carrying trillions of microbes with you everywhere you go. These microscopic organisms aren't just hitching a ride; many of them perform essential chemical reactions that regulate everything from our digestion to our immune system to our moods.
Fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria has a glowing new weapon16h
In the perpetual arms races between bacteria and human-made antibiotics, there is a new tool to give human medicine the edge, in part by revealing bacterial weaknesses and potentially by leading to more targeted or new treatments for bacterial infections.
Global microbiome study discovers thousands of new species, maps urban antimicrobial resistance and reveals new drug candidates16h
About 12,000 bacteria and viruses collected in a sampling from public transit systems and hospitals around the world from 2015 to 2017 had never before been identified, according to a new study.
How metals work together to weaken hardy nitrogen-nitrogen bonds16h
Chemists have determined the structure of the complex that forms when N2 binds to an iron-sulfur cluster, offering clues as to how microbes use nitrogenase enzymes to convert atmospheric dinitrogen into ammonia.
The path to more human-like robot object manipulation skills16h
Scientists summarize, compare and contrast research in learned robot manipulation through the lens of adaptability and outline promising research directions for the future.
Back to the Beach: Nearly 3 years later, Florence survivors still aren’t home16h
By Elisa Raffa, Fox 46 Charlotte and Charles Wohlforth—Climate Central Three years later, some survivors of Hurricane Florence still aren’t home, but the damage was not evenly distributed. Flooding highlighted disparities, and today the most vulnerable of us continue to be at the highest risk of rising seas that increasingly threaten North Carolina’s coastal region. —– This segment and story were
Partners in crime: Agricultural pest that relies on bacteria to overcome plant defenses16h
The oral secretions of herbivorous insects can activate plant defense mechanisms that protect plant cells from being digested. However, scientists have discovered that some larvae 'partner up' with bacteria that help interrupt these plant defense mechanisms. This disrupts the plant's defenses before the digestive proteins that the larvae smear on them. These findings may help agricultural scientis
Engineered defects in crystalline material boosts electrical performance16h
Researchers have discovered that engineering one-dimensional line defects into certain materials can increase their electrical performance.
Parasites as fountains of youth: Study finds infected ants live much longer16h
According to the results of a multi-year scientific study, ants of the species Temnothorax nylanderi show exceptionally high survival rates when infected with a tapeworm.
Three years younger in just eight weeks? A new study suggests yes!16h
A groundbreaking clinical trial shows we can reduce biological age (as measured by the Horvath 2013 DNAmAge clock) by more than three years in only eight weeks with diet and lifestyle through balancing DNA methylation.
Aging: Clinical trial on potential reversal of epigenetic age using a diet and lifestyle16h
A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted among 43 healthy adult males between the ages of 50-72. The 8-week treatment program included diet, sleep, exercise and relaxation guidance, and supplemental probiotics and phytonutrients.
Controlling magnetization by surface acoustic waves16h
Using the circular vibration of surface acoustic waves, a collaborative research group have successfully controlled the magnetization of a ferromagnetic thin film.
Fisheries resilience following Tohoku tsunami16h
A small Japanese fishing community devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 managed to recover from the disaster through cooperative community activity despite the propensity for individualist-competitive behavior within fisheries – cooperative activity that continued many years later.
Mathematical model developed to prevent botulism16h
Food producers can use a mathematical model to ensure their products do not cause botulism.
Roofstock: The Ultimate Platform To Sell Your Rental Property Online16h
When it comes to investing, real estate has a lot of advantages over traditional portfolios of stocks and bonds. However, those advantages do not come without a cost. And historically, the biggest cost when investing in real estate had to do with liquidity. The stock market may be a fickle beast, but at least selling your shares in a company or commodity is as easy as making a phone call or tappi
Hip replacement surgery improves symptoms and biomechanics — but not physical activity16h
Patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) show significant reduction in pain and other symptoms and improvement in walking gait biomechanics. However, those improvements do not lead to increased daily physical activity levels, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
Measuring the effects of radiotherapy on cancer may open up avenues for treatment16h
Radiotherapy works by damaging the DNA of cancer cells. It's an effective strategy overall, but many cancers have subsets of cells that are able to survive initial radiotherapeutic regimens by using DNA damage repair mechanisms. This often results in resistance to further radiation as cancerous growth recurs. A team led by Roel Verhaak analyzed patient cancers before and after radiotherapy and fou
Farmed Atlantic Salmon Likely Passed Virus to Wild Pacific Salmon16h
New genomic analyses reveal that piscine orthoreovirus first came to the Pacific in 1989, around the same time that salmon farms in the area started importing Atlantic salmon eggs from Europe.
The robot smiled back16h
Long interested in interactions between robots and humans, researchers have created EVA, a new autonomous robot with a soft and expressive face that responds to match the expressions of nearby humans.
Slushy iceberg aggregates control calving timing on Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbræ17h
shows that a relaxation in the thick aggregate of icebergs floating at the glacier-ocean boundary of the Jakobshavn Isbræ occurs up to an hour before calving events. This finding may help scientists better understand future sea-level rise scenarios and could also help them predict when major episodes of calving are about to occur.
Shiny mega-crystals that build themselves17h
Researchers are playing with shape-engineered nanoscale building blocks that are up to 100-times larger than atoms and ions. Although these nano 'Lego bricks' interact with each other with forces vastly different and much weaker than those holding atoms and ions together, they form crystals all by themselves, the structures of which resemble the ones of natural minerals. These superlattices exhibi
Artificial neurons recognize biosignals in real time17h
Researchers have developed a compact, energy-efficient device made from artificial neurons that is capable of decoding brainwaves. The chip uses data recorded from the brainwaves of epilepsy patients to identify which regions of the brain cause epileptic seizures. This opens up new perspectives for treatment.
Mouse pups' cries give clues about autism spectrum disorder17h
A researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and colleagues are using machine learning to determine which vocalizations of mouse pups are most predictive of autism spectrum disorder when the mice reach puberty.
Key early steps in gene expression captured in real time by CSU researchers17h
CSU scientists have, for the first time, observed early RNA transcription dynamics by recording where, when and how RNA polymerase enzymes kick off transcription by binding to a DNA sequence.
An Entire Town Is Getting Swallowed by the Earth17h
Going Down In central California, almost exactly in between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a farming town called Corcoran is sinking into the Earth at an alarming rate. While the descent has been uneven over the years and happens at too large a scale to notice on the ground — NASA satellites had to confirm the problem — some parts of Corcoran have dropped by more than 11 feet over the last 14 yea
'Nothing looks good' preparing for summer wildfire season17h
Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines as flames tore through the underbrush.
Launch postponed for Soyuz rocket with UK telecom satellites17h
The launch of a Soyuz rocket carrying 36 UK telecommunication and internet satellites has been postponed until Friday, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.
Partners in crime: Agricultural pest relies on bacteria to overcome plant defenses17h
Although insect larvae may seem harmless to humans, they can be extremely dangerous to the plant species that many of them feed on, and some of those plant species are important as agricultural crops. Although plants cannot simply flee from danger like animals typically would, many have nonetheless evolved ingenious strategies to defend themselves from herbivores. Herbivorous insect larvae will co
Engineered defects in crystalline material boost electrical performance17h
Materials engineers don't like to see line defects in functional materials.
Good Beer Doesn't Just Taste Better, It Sounds Better Too17h
Multisensory researchers have found a relationship between sound — like a bottle opening or a can of beer pouring into a glass — and the perceived quality of beer.
Bipartisan Bill Would Pour Billions Into Science And Technology To Compete With China17h
The Senate is poised to pass a major bill that would pour billions into science and technology to compete with China. It's one of the few pieces of legislation with strong bipartisan support.
Bacterium causing rabbit fever remains virulent for months in cold water17h
Although it is not spread through human contact, Francisella tularensis is one of the most infectious pathogenic bacteria known to science—so virulent, in fact, that it is considered a serious potential bioterrorist threat. It is thought that humans can contract respiratory tularemia, or rabbit fever—a rare and deadly disease—by inhaling as few as 10 airborne organisms.
Beluga whale found dead in Alaska will help scientists better understand the endangered animals17h
A stranded beluga whale found dead in the mudflats near Potter Marsh on Tuesday will likely help scientists untangle more information about the critically endangered Cook Inlet beluga population.
Study sheds light on population history of northern east Asia17h
A study led by research groups of Prof. Fu Qiaomei from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. Zhang Hucai from Yunnan University covers the largest temporal transect of population dynamics in East Asia so far and offers a clearer picture of the deep population history of northern East Asia.
Decades after ban, lead in soil still puts kids at risk17h
Decades after federal bans ended widespread use of lead in paint and gasoline, some urban soils still contain levels that exceed federal safety guidelines for children, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed and mapped soil lead concentrations along 25 miles of streets in Durham, North Carolina, a city of about 270,000 people. They found that while soil lead levels have generally decreased since
Effects of nanoplastics on Canadian and Guadeloupean oysters17h
Oysters' exposure to plastics is concerning, particularly because these materials can accumulate and release metals which are then absorbed by the mollusks. According to a recent study published in the journal Chemosphere, the combined presence of nanoplastics and arsenic affects the biological functions of oysters. This study was conducted by the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (IN
Visits to 'crisis pregnancy centers' common in Ohio18h
An estimated one in seven Ohio women of adult, reproductive age has visited a crisis pregnancy center, a new study has found. In a survey of 2,529 women, almost 14% said they'd ever attended a center. The prevalence was more than twice as high among Black women and 1.6 times as high among those in the lowest socioeconomic group.
Cities Have Distinct Microbial Signatures: Study18h
The researchers found thousands of species not previously documented.
‘Wasted’ WiFi signals can power small devices18h
Researchers have developed a way to harvest energy from WiFi signals to power small devices. The amount of WiFi sources to transmit information wirelessly between devices has grown exponentially. This results in the widespread use of the 2.4GHz radio frequency that WiFi uses, with excess signals available to be tapped for alternative uses. To harness this under-utilized source of energy, research
Did primates evolve expressive faces for babysitting?18h
Non-parents expand the range of their facial expressions in caring for infants, research on primate alloparenting finds. The study shows the ability, among non-relatives, to both decipher facial expressions and to be attuned to others’ emotional states, revealing the evolutionary nature of communication. The research, which appears in the journal Evolution , focuses on the relationship between al
The Rise of Neurotechnology Calls for a Parallel Focus on Neurorights18h
Chile is leading the way with a bill that offers protections against abuses and inequities that could arise from technologies that augment human capacities — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
World needs $8.1 trillion investment in nature by 2050 to tackle triple planetary crisis18h
A total investment in nature of $8.1 trillion is required between now and 2050—while annual investment should reach $536 billion annually by 2050—in order to successfully tackle the interlinked climate, biodiversity, and land degradation crises, according to the State of Finance for Nature report released today.
Comprehensive electronic-structure methods for materials design18h
Nicola Marzari, head of the Theory and Simulation of Materials laboratory at EFPL and director of NCCR MARVEL, has just published a review of electronic-structure methods as part of a special edition Insight on Computational Materials Design, published by Nature Materials. The article, written with Andrea Ferretti of CNR–Instituto Nanoscienze and Chris Wolverton of Northwestern University, provide
The new species of bacteria killing palms in Australia18h
As reported in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, a newly-discovered bacterium named Candidatus phytoplasma dypsidis has been found to cause a fatal wilt disease.
Researchers develop technique to functionally identify and sequence soil bacteria one cell at a time18h
Researchers from the Single-Cell Center at the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a technique to sort and sequence the genome of bacteria in soil one bacterial cell at a time, while also identifying what its function is in the soil environment.
To give astronauts better food, engineers test a fridge prototype in microgravity18h
Astronauts have been going to space since 1961, but they still don't have a refrigerator to use for keeping food cold on long missions to the moon or Mars.
Juraprofessor om klimadom mod Shell: 'Det er dybt problematisk'18h
Klimaforkæmpere jubler over en hollandsk dom, der pålægger Shell at skære sine udledninger. Danske miljøjurister er skeptiske.
Shedding new light: A new type of immunosensor for immunoassay tests19h
Immunosensors are widely used in immunoassays to detect antigens. One such immunosensor is a quenchbody (Q-body), which contains a modified antibody fragment with a quenched fluorescent dye. When an antigen binds to the Q-body, the dye leaves the antibody and the fluorescence intensifies. The change in fluorescence intensity is easy to measure, making Q-body-based antigen detection systems incredi
Books on health, economic inequalities in Latin America, Caribbean shed light on content, impact of health policies19h
A new article analyzes seven books* that discuss these inequalities, including questions of who gets health care and what interdependent roles societies, social movements, and governments play. To end inequality in the region, the author calls for a universal approach to health care.
Exploring optimization of duplex velocity criteria for diagnosis of ICA stenosis19h
Published online May 19, 2021 in Vascular Medicine, researchers from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vascular Testing division report findings of their multi-centered study of duplex ultrasound for diagnosis of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. The study was developed in response to wide variability in the diagnostic criteria used to classify severity of ICA stenosis across
Diversity-enabled sweet spots in layered architectures and speed-accuracy trade-offs in sensorimotor control [Engineering]19h
Dimensions of invasiveness: Links between local abundance, geographic range size, and habitat breadth in Europes alien and native floras [Ecology]19h
A liposome-displayed hemagglutinin vaccine platform protects mice and ferrets from heterologous influenza virus challenge [Microbiology]19h
Polar in-plane surface orientation of a ferroelectric nematic liquid crystal: Polar monodomains and twisted state electro-optics [Applied_Physical_Sciences]19h
Worldviews, trust, and risk perceptions shape public acceptance of COVID-19 public health measures [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]19h
Because of the outbreak of COVID-19, most countries have implemented measures aimed at reducing the number of infected people. However, these measures only work if they are generally accepted by the public. We conducted a two-wave longitudinal survey in Switzerland (n = 1,223) to study the factors that would influence…
Translational shutdown and evasion of the innate immune response by SARS-CoV-2 NSP14 protein [Microbiology]19h
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented global health crisis. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the causative agent of COVID-19. Subversion of host protein synthesis is a common strategy that pathogenic viruses use to replicate and propagate in their host. In this study, we show that…
Many COVID-19 patients don’t function as well after discharge19h
A new study shows that many patients hospitalized for COVID-19 experienced significant functional decline after being discharged. The researchers found that 45% of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 they studied experienced significant functional decline after being discharged. Over a year after the novel coronavirus cemented its grip on the world, much of the conversation surrounding the disease
Limit on Lab-grown Human Embryos Dropped by Stem Cell Body19h
The International Society for Stem Cell Research relaxed the famous 14-day rule on culturing human embryos in its latest research guidelines — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Astonishing quantum experiment in Science raises questions•19h
Quantum Summit 2021
Quantum systems are considered extremely fragile. Even the smallest interactions with the environment can result in the loss of sensitive quantum effects. In the renowned journal Science, however, researchers from TU Delft, RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich now present an experiment in which a quantum system consisting of two coupled atoms behaves surprisingly stable.
Seabirds face dire threats from climate change, human activity — especially in Northern Hemisphere19h
Many seabirds in the Northern Hemisphere are struggling to breed — and in the Southern Hemisphere, they may not be far behind. These are the conclusions of a study, published May 28 in Science, analyzing more than 50 years of breeding records for 67 seabird species worldwide.
Seabirds' success reveals asymmetry in ocean health19h
In a study that uniquely evaluates marine ecosystem responses to a changing climate by hemisphere, researchers report that the fish-eating, surface-foraging bird species of the Northern Hemisphere suffered greater breeding productivity stresses over the last half-century than their Southern Hemisphere counterparts.
Seabirds sound alarm: Breeding success corresponds to hemispheric rates of ocean warming19h
Some seabirds are struggling to raise young where the globe is most rapidly warming – in the northern hemisphere, according to a study published in the journal Science. The research was undertaken by an international team of 40 scientists led by Farallon Institute in California.
Reducing metabolic cost of walking while generating electricity using an exoskeleton19h
An exoskeleton can reduce the metabolic cost of walking not by adding energy or by recycling energy from one gait phase to another, as other exoskeletons have done, but by removing the kinetic energy of a striding person's swinging leg so they don't have to tense their muscles so much.
Local management crucial to helping coral reefs survive warming waters19h
Local management of coral reefs to ease environmental stressors, such as overfishing or pollution, could increase reefs' chances of recovery after devastating coral bleaching events caused by climate change, a new study finds.
DNA vaccines for COVID-19 effective in mice, hamsters19h
Currently available COVID-19 vaccines rely on mRNA strands to teach the human immune system to recognize the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have reported the successful development of a vaccine that instead uses DNA encoding the virus' spike protein.
Mass gatherings during Malaysian election directly and indirectly boosted COVID-19 spread19h
New estimates suggest that mass gatherings during an election in the Malaysian state of Sabah directly caused 70 percent of COVID-19 cases detected in Sabah after the election, and indirectly caused 64.4 percent of cases elsewhere in Malaysia. Jue Tao Lim of the National University of Singapore, Kenwin Maung of the University of Rochester, New York, and colleagues present these findings in the ope
Ligand-patterned immune synapses19h
Organismal evolution of the 3D genome19h
Bacterial effectors manipulate membranes19h
Topography controls the T cell response19h
Simulating quantum walkers19h
Urban socioeconomics and mortality19h
Cellular RNAs guide CRISPR-Cas919h
Speeding reactions through ionic strength19h
Store energy and save energy19h
Fast spin flips for entangled atoms19h
Providing for protein synthesis19h
Think globally, act locally19h
Community virus surveillance19h
Depleting plasmacytoid dendritic cells19h
The many talents of bispecific antibodies19h
Coding for space in the mammalian brain19h
Managing Colorado River risk19h
DOE science pick signals new focus on climate19h
Studies test lifestyle changes to avert dementia19h
Two more coronaviruses may infect people19h
Thaw coming for U.K. gene-editing regulations19h
Doses of reality19h
Local management matters for coral reefs19h
Extracting electricity with exosuit braking19h
Navigating space in the mammalian brain19h
Getting to the root of forest symbioses19h
Moving physics forward19h
Assisted colonization risk assessment19h
Assisted colonization risk assessment–Response19h
Inclusion and equity through STEM training19h
AAAS makes science relatable through diverse efforts19h
Seagrass offsets acidification19h
Bringing cultural awareness to mentoring19h
Culture and posttraumatic stress19h
Actin to trap bacteria19h
Live fast, die young19h
Light frees a reactive thiol19h
Dynamic remodeling of host membranes by self-organizing bacterial effectors19h
During infection, intracellular bacterial pathogens translocate a variety of effectors into host cells that modify host membrane trafficking for their benefit. We found a self-organizing system consisting of a bacterial phosphoinositide kinase and its opposing phosphatase that formed spatiotemporal patterns, including traveling waves, to remodel host cellular membranes. The Legionella effector Ma
Noncanonical crRNAs derived from host transcripts enable multiplexable RNA detection by Cas919h
CRISPR-Cas systems recognize foreign genetic material using CRISPR RNAs (crRNAs). In type II systems, a trans-activating crRNA (tracrRNA) hybridizes to crRNAs to drive their processing and utilization by Cas9. While analyzing Cas9-RNA complexes from Campylobacter jejuni , we discovered tracrRNA hybridizing to cellular RNAs, leading to formation of "noncanonical" crRNAs capable of guiding DNA targ
Quantum walks on a programmable two-dimensional 62-qubit superconducting processor•19h
Quantum Summit 2021
Quantum walks are the quantum mechanical analog of classical random walks and an extremely powerful tool in quantum simulations, quantum search algorithms, and even for universal quantum computing. In our work, we have designed and fabricated an 8-by-8 two-dimensional square superconducting qubit array composed of 62 functional qubits. We used this device to demonstrate high-fidelity single- and
Role of the ionic environment in enhancing the activity of reacting molecules in zeolite pores19h
Tailoring the molecular environment around catalytically active sites allows for the enhancement of catalytic reactivity through a hitherto unexplored pathway. In zeolites, the presence of water creates an ionic environment via the formation of hydrated hydronium ions and the negatively charged framework aluminum tetrahedra. The high density of cation-anion pairs determined by the aluminum concen
Removing energy with an exoskeleton reduces the metabolic cost of walking19h
Evolutionary pressures have led humans to walk in a highly efficient manner that conserves energy, making it difficult for exoskeletons to reduce the metabolic cost of walking. Despite the challenge, some exoskeletons have managed to lessen the metabolic expenditure of walking, either by adding or storing and returning energy. We show that the use of an exoskeleton that strategically removes kine
Control of polarization in bulk ferroelectrics by mechanical dislocation imprint19h
Defects are essential to engineering the properties of functional materials ranging from semiconductors and superconductors to ferroics. Whereas point defects have been widely exploited, dislocations are commonly viewed as problematic for functional materials and not as a microstructural tool. We developed a method for mechanically imprinting dislocation networks that favorably skew the domain st
Free coherent evolution of a coupled atomic spin system initialized by electron scattering19h
Full insight into the dynamics of a coupled quantum system depends on the ability to follow the effect of a local excitation in real-time. Here, we trace the free coherent evolution of a pair of coupled atomic spins by means of scanning tunneling microscopy. Rather than using microwave pulses, we use a direct-current pump-probe scheme to detect the local magnetization after a current-induced exci
Mitochondrial NADP(H) generation is essential for proline biosynthesis19h
The coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP + ) and its reduced form (NADPH) regulate reductive metabolism in a subcellularly compartmentalized manner. Mitochondrial NADP(H) production depends on the phosphorylation of NAD(H) by NAD kinase 2 (NADK2). Deletion of NADK2 in human cell lines did not alter mitochondrial folate pathway activity, tricarboxylic acid cycle activity, or
Nematic quantum criticality in an Fe-based superconductor revealed by strain-tuning19h
Quantum criticality may be essential to understanding a wide range of exotic electronic behavior; however, conclusive evidence of quantum critical fluctuations has been elusive in many materials of current interest. An expected characteristic feature of quantum criticality is power-law behavior of thermodynamic quantities as a function of a nonthermal tuning parameter close to the quantum critica
Local conditions magnify coral loss after marine heatwaves19h
Climate change threatens coral reefs by causing heat stress events that lead to widespread coral bleaching and mortality. Given the global nature of these mass coral mortality events, recent studies argue that mitigating climate change is the only path to conserve coral reefs. Using a global analysis of 223 sites, we show that local stressors act synergistically with climate change to kill corals
Hemispheric asymmetry in ocean change and the productivity of ecosystem sentinels19h
Climate change and other human activities are causing profound effects on marine ecosystem productivity. We show that the breeding success of seabirds is tracking hemispheric differences in ocean warming and human impacts, with the strongest effects on fish-eating, surface-foraging species in the north. Hemispheric asymmetry suggests the need for ocean management at hemispheric scales. For the no
3D genomics across the tree of life reveals condensin II as a determinant of architecture type19h
We investigated genome folding across the eukaryotic tree of life. We find two types of three-dimensional (3D) genome architectures at the chromosome scale. Each type appears and disappears repeatedly during eukaryotic evolution. The type of genome architecture that an organism exhibits correlates with the absence of condensin II subunits. Moreover, condensin II depletion converts the architectur
Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2: Detection by community viral surveillance19h
Surveillance of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has mainly relied on case reporting, which is biased by health service performance, test availability, and test-seeking behaviors. We report a community-wide national representative surveillance program in England based on self-administered swab results from ~594,000 individuals tested for SARS-CoV-2, regard
Material-structure-performance integrated laser-metal additive manufacturing19h
Laser-metal additive manufacturing capabilities have advanced from single-material printing to multimaterial/multifunctional design and manufacturing. Material-structure-performance integrated additive manufacturing (MSPI-AM) represents a path toward the integral manufacturing of end-use components with innovative structures and multimaterial layouts to meet the increasing demand from industries
Multiscale representation of very large environments in the hippocampus of flying bats19h
Hippocampal place cells encode the animal’s location. Place cells were traditionally studied in small environments, and nothing is known about large ethologically relevant spatial scales. We wirelessly recorded from hippocampal dorsal CA1 neurons of wild-born bats flying in a long tunnel (200 meters). The size of place fields ranged from 0.6 to 32 meters. Individual place cells exhibited multiple
Erratum for the Report "Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness," by Lauchlan H. Fraser, J. Pither, A. Jentsch, M. Sternberg, M. Zobel, D. Askarizadeh, S. Bartha, C. Beierkuhnlein, J. A. Bennett, A. Bittel, B. Boldgiv, I. I. Boldrini, E. Bork, L. Brown, M. Cabido, J. Cahill, C. N. Carlyle, G. Campetella, S. Chelli, O. Cohen, A.-M. Csergo, S. Diaz, L. Enrico, D. Ensing, A. Fidelis, J. D. Fridley, B. Foster, H. Garris, J. R. Goheen, H. A. L. Henry, M. Hohn, M. H. Jouri, J. Klironomos, K. Koorem, R. Lawrence-Lodge, R. Long, P. Manning, R. Mitchell, M. Moora, S. C. Müller, C. Nabinger, K. Naseri, G. E. Overbeck, T. M. Palmer, S. Parsons, M. Pesek, V. D. Pillar, R. M. Pringle, K. Roccaforte, A. Schmidt, Z. Shang, R. Stahlmann, G. C. Stotz, S. Sugiyama, S. Szentes, D. Thompson, R. Tungalag, S. Undrakhbold, M. van Rooyen, C. Wellstein, J. B. Wilson, T. Zupo19h
Socioeconomic status determines COVID-19 incidence and related mortality in Santiago, Chile19h
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected cities particularly hard. Here, we provide an in-depth characterization of disease incidence and mortality and their dependence on demographic and socioeconomic strata in Santiago, a highly segregated city and the capital of Chile. Our analyses show a strong association between socioeconomic status and both COVID-19 outcomes and public health capacity. People li
Managing global climate change—and local conditions—key to coral reefs' survival19h
Australian researchers recently reported a sharp decline in the abundance of coral along the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists are seeing similar declines in coral colonies throughout the world, including reefs off of Hawaii, the Florida Keys and in the Indo-Pacific region.
Seabirds face dire threats from climate change, human activity—especially in Northern Hemisphere19h
Many seabirds in the Northern Hemisphere are struggling to breed—and in the Southern Hemisphere, they may not be far behind. These are the conclusions of a study, published May 28 in Science, analyzing more than 50 years of breeding records for 67 seabird species worldwide.
US intelligence split over Covid-19 lab-leak theory19h
Agencies coalesce around ‘two likely scenarios’ amid renewed debate about virus’s origins
Different neurons make hairy and hairless skin itch19h
Researchers have uncovered differences in itch in non-hairy versus hairy areas of the skin. The work could open new, more effective treatments for patients suffering from persistent skin itching. Chronic skin itching drives more people to the dermatologist than any other condition. In fact, the latest science literature finds that 7% of US adults, and between 10 and 20% of people in developed cou
Good bacteria go bad after a cell-wall remodel20h
Nature, Published online: 24 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01417-w A genetic change helps to transform bacteria that live harmoniously on the skin into potential killers.
Not fear, but goal importance and others' behavior makes you favour COVID-19 measures20h
Fear that you are at particularly lethal risk of COVID-19 infection might not be quite as strong of motivation to support strict government regulations and drastically change your lifestyle as your perception of whether others are doing enough to fight COVID-19, concludes a new study looking into data from the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The research paper is published in the peer-reviewed sci
Eating noises make you crazy? You have misophonia20h
Some people are driven absolutely bonkers when they hear other people eating or even breathing. Such people likely have a condition called "misophonia," or "hatred of sound." fMRI brain scans reveal a surprising cause for the condition. Maybe it's happened to you. You're sitting there quietly munching away on something, and suddenly, you feel someone's eyes burning into you. When you turn toward
Can diet and exercise lower your risk of dementia? Rigorous clinical trials aim to find out20h
Multidomain studies look for brain benefits from multiple lifestyle changes
Court Orders Shell to Slash Emissions in Historic Ruling20h
The Dutch verdict is the first to compel a private company, rather than a government, to curb greenhouse gases — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Relativity Space’s massive 3D printers are reinventing rockets, and manufacturing20h
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Lockheed Martin, General Motors Team Up to Develop Next-Generation Lunar Rover for NASA Artemis Astronauts to Explore the Moon20h
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The Fed This Summer Will Take Another Step Ahead in Developing a Digital Currency20h
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Behind the 3 Decade Collapse of Lithium Ion Battery Costs20h
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NASA Scientist: We Should Take UFOs as Seriously as Mars Research20h
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Implant-controlled robotic arm sends touch feedback to the user via a second implant. Being able to tell what you're grasping gives a big boost to performance.20h
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Google-backed Merlin Labs reveals autonomous plane technology20h
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Scientists Just Cured the Coronavirus With Inhalable Nanobodies – But only in hamsters, for now.20h
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