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NatureDaily briefing: Shipwrecked beer harbours long-lost yeast   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01728-y Scientists crack open beers that have lain on the sea-floor for centuries, nations brace for the impact of the Delta coronavirus variant, and a zoologist who spent a lifetime studying the jungle where she was the sole survivor of a plane crash. 19h Future(s) StudiesChina's First-Ever 5G Remote Brain Surgery   submitted by /u/paulmurphy1999 [link] [comments] 19h Future(s) StudiesLaughing Gas Might Be an Effective Depression Treatment   submitted by /u/paulmurphy1999 [link] [comments] 19h Future(s) StudiesNew Device Creates Water From Thin Air   submitted by /u/redkemper [link] [comments] 19h IngeniørenBauhaus slås for at slippe ud af russiske hackeres kløer: Overvejer nu at betale løsesummen   Byggemarkedskæden kæmper videre mod de russiske hackere, der har lagt Bauhaus på tværs af Norden i en digital benlås. Nu overvejer virksomheden at betale løsesummen. Forståeligt, men ikke den rigtige løsning på ransomware-problematikken, mener ekspert. 20h IngeniørenOprør i FDA: Er godkendt Alzheimer-medicin god nok?   PLUS. I USA er FDA's komité uenige om effekten af længe ventet behandling af Alzheimer. Dansk overlæge og professor i demenssygdomme er dog stadig håbefuld. 20h Dagens MedicinDansk studie skal bane vejen for mere individualiseret kræftbehandling   Der er behov for bedre brug af data til at guide vores kræftbehandling i en mere individualiseret retning, siger forsker bag nyt dansk studie. 20h forskning.seÖgonskador vanliga vid padelspel   Bollsporter är ofta förknippade med en ökad risk för ögonskador och risken verkar vara ännu större vid padel. Forskare vid Göteborgs universitet kan visa att padel är en potentiell högrisksport för ögonskador – att använda skyddsglasögon är en bra idé. Flera ögonkliniker runt om i landet ser en ökning av ögonskador relaterade till padel. – Bollen har en vikt på cirka 50 gram, och en storlek som m 20h Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvarSeglande jätte ska minska utsläpp   Kan en återgång till segel minska utsläppen till havs? Om fem år kan ett svenskutvecklat fraktfartyg segla över Nordatlanten. F&F har besökt ett av de svenska labb där fartyget utvecklas. 20h Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvarSå funkade Encrochat   Våren 2020 samlade europeisk polis in miljontals meddelanden från den ­undre världen. F&F förklarar hur kommunikationstjänsten Encrochat var konstruerad – och hur polisen ändå lyckades hacka tjänsten. 20h Dagens MedicinLægemiddelstyrelsen: Ring ikke til lægen med milde bivirkninger   Sundhedsmyndigheden opfordrer nu borgere til ikke at tage kontakt til lægen, hvis de oplever milde, forbigående bivirkninger såsom influenza-symptomer eller rødmen ved indstik efter COVID-19-vaccination. 20h Retraction Watch'We apologize again for the inadvertent mistakes during the assembly of data due to our carelessness'   Last December, Elisabeth Bik notified journals about 45 articles by a researcher in China which struck her as suspicious. Within weeks, one of those journals — DNA and Cell Biology — had retracted the paper she'd flagged. That reassuringly brisk response appears to have been an anomaly in the case of Hua Tang, of Tianjin … Continue reading 20h forskning.seCOVID Symptom Study spårar pandemins spridning i Sverige   Över 200 000 svenskar har sedan coronapandemins början rapporterat hur de mår i appen Covid Symptom Study. Det är den största epidemiologiska studien genom tiderna i Sverige. Frivilliga vuxna personer bosatta i Sverige har sedan april 2020 kunnat rapportera dagligen hur de mår. Analyser av datan har sedan kunnat användas för att se i vilka delar av landet som smittan är hög, hur fort viruset spri 21h Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsRecovery of high specific activity molybdenum-99 from accelerator-induced fission on low-enriched uranium for technetium-99m generators   Scientific Reports, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92704-z 21h Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsConsiderations for quality assurance of multiplex malaria antigen detection assays with large sample sets   Scientific Reports, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92723-w 21h Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsNumerical simulation of realistic top coal caving intervals under different top coal thicknesses in longwall top coal caving working face   Scientific Reports, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92624-y 21h Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsMultiplanar reformation improves identification of the anterolateral ligament with MRI of the knee   Scientific Reports, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92707-w 21h Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsMorphological change of coiled bacterium Spirosoma linguale with acquisition of β-lactam resistance   Scientific Reports, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92787-8 21h Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsThe learning curve of the distal radial access for coronary intervention   Scientific Reports, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92742-7 21h Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsDyeing of cotton fabric materials with biogenic gold nanoparticles   Scientific Reports, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92662-6 21h Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsA new pendulum motion with a suspended point near infinity   Scientific Reports, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92646-6 21h Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsAuthor Correction: A therapeutic combination of two small molecule toxin inhibitors provides broad preclinical efficacy against viper snakebite   Nature Communications, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24308-0 21h Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsAddendum: Poaceae-specific cell wall-derived oligosaccharides activate plant immunity via OsCERK1 during Magnaporthe oryzae infection in rice   Nature Communications, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24162-0 21h Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsAuthor Correction: Nanoscale bubble domains with polar topologies in bulk ferroelectrics   Nature Communications, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24356-6 21h Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsDiversity-oriented synthesis of nanographenes enabled by dearomative annulative π-extension   Nature Communications, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24261-y Nanographenes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are important classes of compounds with numerous applications, but challenging to access due to a lack of programmable and diversity-oriented methods. Here, the authors report a diversity-oriented, growth-from-template synthesis of nanographenes enabled b 21h Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsPGRL2 triggers degradation of PGR5 in the absence of PGRL1   Nature Communications, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24107-7 It is currently thought that the thylakoid proteins PGRL1 and PGR5 form a complex to mediate cyclic electron flow (CEF) around photosystem I. Here the authors show that CEF can in fact be mediated by PGR5 alone and that PGRL1 and the homologous PGRL2 modify the process by modulating PGR5 activity and stability. 21h Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsNuclear ADP-ribosylation drives IFNγ-dependent STAT1α enhancer formation in macrophages   Nature Communications, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24225-2 STAT1a is required for pro-inflammatory responses in macrophages. Here the authors reveal that post-translational modification of STAT1a, ADPribosylation, plays a critical role in enhancer formation and activation, thus modulating IFNγ-stimulated inflammatory responses in macrophages. 21h Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsFrontopolar theta oscillations link metacognition with prospective decision making   Nature Communications, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24197-3 Metacognitive insight into economic preferences has been suggested to enable the consideration of long-term action-consequences. Here, the authors provide a neural link between these phenomena by showing that enhancing frontopolar theta oscillations affects both metacognition and prospective decision making. 21h Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsSpearheading future omics analyses using dyngen, a multi-modal simulator of single cells   Nature Communications, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24152-2 To benchmark single cell bioinformatics tools, data simulators can provide a robust ground truth. Here the authors present dyngen, a multi-modal simulator, and apply it to aligning cell developmental trajectories, cell-specific regulatory network inference and estimation of RNA velocity. 21h IngeniørenGør-det-selv: Kraftigt mikroskop af Lego og smartphone-dele   Tyske forskere vil lære skolebørn at bygge deres eget mikroskop af Lego-klodser, så de får en bedre forståelse af biofysik. 21h Dagens MedicinCOVID-19 har resulteret i en stigning i forekomsten af hudlidelser   Ny forskning viser, at øget personlig hygiejne med håndsprit og oftere håndvask under COVID-19-pandemien har ledt til en stigning i forekomsten af hudsygdomme. Ydermere har COVID-19 i sig selv være skyld i en stigning i forekomsten af udslæt og hudproblemer, ligesom der har været flere tilfælde af alvorlige hudproblemer relateret til brugen af håndkøbsmedicin. 21h Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvarMed kameran som rymdskepp   Natt efter natt som tillbringas utomhus under en stjärnbeströdd himmel, kanske på avlägsna platser, med kalla fingrar och tår – det kan vara vad som krävs för att vinna en astrofototävling. Eller också kan det handla om att ta fram sitt solteleskop under en molnfri dag. Gemensamt är att astrofotograferna riktar intresset mot himlen. Genom sina bilder förmedlar de en kontakt med det som finns utanf 21h EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSome good news for those with migraines   A new study from researchers at the University of Toronto found that 63% of Canadians with migraine headaches are able to flourish, despite the painful condition. 21h EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCardiac atrophy findings may set course for preventing harm from long space flights   New findings from heart experts at Cincinnati Children's shed light on the molecular triggers of rapid cardiac atrophy. Findings have potential implications for space travel. 21h EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsResearchers solve a puzzle to design larger proteins   A team from Japan and the United States has identified the design principles for creating large 'ideal' proteins from scratch, paving the way for the design of proteins with new biochemical functions. 21h IngeniørenHænderne på ryggen: Øjne, hoved og krop skal styre computeren   PLUS. Trods årtiers forskning og udvikling er øjnene endnu ikke klar til at overtage styringen af en computer. Nu foreslår professor at kombinere bevægelser fra øjne, hoved og hele kroppen. 21h Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyWestern drought brings another woe: voracious grasshoppers   A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up: a plague of voracious grasshoppers. 22h Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology'Crazy' ants that kill birds eradicated from Pacific atoll   An invasive species known as the yellow crazy ant has been eradicated from a remote U.S. atoll in the Pacific. 22h Phys.orgArmy Corps plans extensive review of Great Lakes tunnel plan   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it would conduct an extensive review of Enbridge Energy's plan to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a Great Lakes channel in Michigan, which could significantly delay the project. 22h Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsIn silico comparison of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein-ACE2 binding affinities across species and implications for virus origin   Scientific Reports, Published online: 24 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92388-5 22h Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologySee you in 17 years: America's cicada plague winding down   They've been everywhere, crawling up trees and flitting about clumsily in search of a mate, droning loudly, causing auto accidents and even daring to land on the neck of the US president. 22h forskning.seVanligt med följdsjukdomar vid artros   Personer med artros löper högre risk att utveckla bland annat depression och hjärt-kärlsjukdom. Orsakerna kan vara flera, till exempel ökat stillasittande, men också möjliga gemensamma sjukdomsmekanismer. Personer med nydiagnostiserad artros hade något högre risk att på sikt utveckla följdsjukdomar som depression, hjärt-och kärlsjukdomar, ryggsmärta och benskörhet än personer utan artros. I studi 22h cognitive scienceMotivation comes from a place deep in our discomforts.   submitted by /u/Truepurpl3 [link] [comments] 22h The AtlanticGetting Down and Moving On With Dr. Ruth   Listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts The COVID-19 pandemic shattered social norms around physical closeness and intimacy. As the world reopens, how do we learn to touch other people again—even in normal, everyday ways? The Atlantic staff writer Emma Green seeks advice from the iconic sex therapist and Holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth on how to find pleasure and p 22h IngeniørenEfter 20 års forbud: Blyforurening fra benzin kan stadig spores i London   Forskere opfordrer til en undersøgelse af befolkningens blod for at fastslå, om blyniveauet er til fare for folkesundheden. 23h Nyheder – Forskning – VidenskabKøbenhavns Universitet får innovationscenterchef   Marius Sylvestersen bliver Københavns Universitets første innovationscenterchef med ansvar… 23h Phys.orgIncreased organizational support for employees' adoption efforts yields positive benefits   When an organization supports its employees who choose to adopt children, the employees, their families, the adopted children and the organization itself experience positive benefits and outcomes, according to new research from Baylor University. 23h Phys.orgFood protein can eliminate pungency and bitterness of extra virgin olive oil   Researchers have been investigating the potential health-promoting qualities of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) for decades, including its possible medicinal value for preventing cancer, Alzheimer's, and cardiovascular disease, as part of the well-known Mediterranean diet. However, consumers in the U.S. have been slow to embrace it as a staple in their diet. This reluctance, say scientists, might be 1d Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvarLuktträna med knep från spelvärlden   Ett nedsatt luktsinne är ett av de vanligaste symtomen vid covid-19, vilket F&F tidigare har skrivit om. I dagsläget är luktträning den enda metoden som hjälper. Den går ut på att lukta-och-gissa på vardagsdofter, till exempel genom att ta på sig en ögonbindel och sniffa på kryddburkar – varje dag i flera månader. 1d For Better ScienceWhodunit in Bulgaria   A microbiology institute in Sofia is investigating a string of problematic papers on arthritis. Lead author Nina Ivanovska: "I consider myself the major culprit". She might be right. 1d Future(s) StudiesCosta Rica Has Run on 100% Renewable Electricity for 299 Days   submitted by /u/capcaunul [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) Studies"When you have this much visual and radar evidence that there is something … we've got to get an answer."   submitted by /u/muicdd [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesAGI Laboratory has created the first (arguably) sentient machine intelligence- and it wants to promote nuclear power!   submitted by /u/PipingHotSoup [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) Studies3D Printed, AI Controlled BioPods Can Grow Food in Space.   submitted by /u/Aeromarine_eng [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesHarvesting drinking water from humidity around the clock, not just at night   submitted by /u/altmorty [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesHarvesting drinking water from humidity around the clock   submitted by /u/davidwholt [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesCrushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared: draft UN report   submitted by /u/Arachnapony [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesAn ally for alloys: AI helps design high-performance steels – What used to be "trial and error" incremental improvement, is now machine learning that is shaving considerable time off scientific discovery and technology developments.   submitted by /u/izumi3682 [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesBuoyancy Energy Storage (BEST): new idea using sea pressure, pipes and anchors. Estimated to be cheaper than batteries and ideal for offshore wind   submitted by /u/altmorty [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) Studies'Our goal is to make cultured meat affordable for everyone…' Future Meat Technologies opens facility, gears up for 2022 launch   submitted by /u/kernals12 [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesIon-Propulsion Powered Drone Company Undefined Technologies Completes Seed Funding Round   submitted by /u/prolific_ideas [link] [comments] 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCOVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy can reduce hospitalizations, healthcare system stress   Monoclonal antibodies work well in reducing COVID-19 related emergency department visits and hospitalizations when administered early to high-risk patients, a study by the University of South Florida Health (USF Health) and Tampa General Hospital demonstrates. If used under FDA guidelines, the researchers suggest, this treatment can ease the pandemic's continuing burden on patients and on limited 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsBetter mental health supports for nurses needed, study finds   Working in the highly charged environment of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the mental health of nurses, according to a new survey by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto.The findings, described recently in the Annals of Epidemiology, is the first to compare Canadian nurses' mental health prior to and during the pandemic. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsAntidepressants safe during pregnancy   Women with depression and other mood disorders are generally advised to continue taking antidepressant medications during pregnancy. The drugs are widely considered safe, but the effect of these medications on the unborn fetus has remained a topic of some concern. Now, researchers have found that maternal psychiatric conditions — but not the use of serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) – 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy examines 'red flag' gun laws and state efforts to block local legislation   "Red flag" gun laws–which allow law enforcement to temporarily remove firearms from a person at risk of harming themselves or others–are gaining attention at the state and federal levels, but are under scrutiny by legislators who deem them unconstitutional. A new analysis by legal scholars at NYU School of Global Public Health describes the state-by-state landscape for red flag legislation and h 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy highlights racial inequity in health care access, quality   A recent study finds states that exhibit higher levels of systemic racism also have pronounced racial disparities regarding access to health care. In short, the more racist a state was, the better access white people had — and the worse access black people had. 1d Dagens MedicinMarkant løft til hjernetumordiagnostik   Indførelse af methyleringsprofilering på flere af landets universitetshospitaler har muliggjort langt mere præcise diagnoser af hjernetumorer og dermed også større brug af personlig medicin, end det tidligere var tilfældet. 1d ScienceDailyBeing Anglo-Saxon was a matter of language and culture, not genetics   Archaeologists have provided important new evidence to answer the question 'who exactly were the Anglo-Saxons?' New findings based on studying skeletal remains clearly indicates the Anglo-Saxons were a melting pot of people from both migrant and local cultural groups and not one homogenous group from Western Europe. 1d NautilusThe Math of Living Things – Issue 102: Hidden Truths   It's hard to argue with the famously authoritative Oxford English Dictionary, but its definition of physics as the "branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of non-living matter and energy" is incomplete because physics studies living things as well. Physicists reported biological research at their first international meeting in 1900, and physics and math still help biologists u 1d NautilusThe Cancer Custodians – Issue 102: Hidden Truths   Part of Dennis Plenker's daily job is growing cancer. And a variety of different ones, too. Depending on the day and the project, different tumors may burgeon in the petri dishes stocked in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where Plenker works as a research investigator. They might be aggressive breast cancers. They might be glioblastomas, one of the deadliest brain tumors that rob patients of th 1d NautilusWhen a Good Scientist Is the Wrong Source – Issue 102: Hidden Truths   Six weeks ago, a reporter, Nicholas Wade, published what seemed to be a blockbuster story, one that, if true, would expose the greatest scandal in recent history. SARS-CoV-2, he wrote, or SARS2 for short, the virus that has driven the global COVID-19 pandemic, had likely been modified in a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, from which it then escaped into the wild. "Neither the natural emerg 1d ScienceDailyAbnormal response to cellular stress is associated with Huntington's disease   A new study finds that the persistence of a marker of chronic cellular stress, previously associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), also takes place in the brains of Huntington's disease (HD) patients. 1d ScienceDailyUS beekeepers continue to report high colony loss rates, no clear improvement   US beekeepers lost 45.5% of their managed honey bee colonies from April 2020 to April 2021, according to preliminary results of the 15th annual nationwide survey. These losses mark the second highest loss rate the survey has recorded since it began in 2006. The survey results highlight the continuing high rates of honey bee colony turnover. 1d ScienceDailyWild bees need deadwood in the forest   Researchers conducted a joint restoration experiment with the Black Forest National Park. 1d ScienceDailyThese sea anemones have a diverse diet. And they eat ants   A new study provides an in-depth look into the rich diversity of prey that giant plumose anemones consume. This includes a surprising menu item: ants. And the occasional spider. 1d ScienceDailyCoral offspring physiology impacted by parental exposure to intense environmental stresses   Adult corals that survive high-intensity environmental stresses, such as bleaching events, can produce offspring that are better suited to survive in new environments. Results from a series of experiments are deepening scientists' understanding of how the gradual increase of sea surface temperatures and other environmental disturbances may influence future coral generations. This study's experimen 1d ScienceDailyFracture setting method could replace metal plates, with fewer complications   A new biocompatible polymer-based composite material could soon replace metal plates in treating difficult and unstable fractures. The newly-developed material is as strong as dental composites yet non-toxic. 1d ScienceDailySound-induced electric fields control the tiniest particles   Engineers have devised a system for manipulating particles approaching the miniscule 2.5 nanometer diameter of DNA using sound-induced electric fields. Dubbed 'acoustoelectronic nanotweezers,' the approach provides a label-free, dynamically controllable method of moving and trapping nanoparticles over a large area. The technology holds promise for applications in the fields ranging from condensed 1d IngeniørenNy letbane skulle have været grøn – men bliver overhalet indenom   PLUS. Anden etape af Odense Letbane udleder langt mere CO2 i anlægsfasen, end projektet kan hente hjem over 50 år. 1d Science MagazineScientist's hunt for COVID-19's origin finds early virus sequences Chinese team deleted from NIH database   Controversy erupts over whether archived files found in cloud will clarify how SARS-CoV-2 entered humans 1d cognitive scienceThe Modern Creation Myth: Humans require a story that explains their provenance – but is the start of the universe science or scientism?   submitted by /u/qqqqquinnnnn [link] [comments] 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsResearchers call for improvements to working culture and conditions for junior doctors   Researchers are calling for changes to working culture and conditions for UK junior doctors after their new research has highlighted a lack of access to clinical and emotional support. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSingle dose of Pfizer or Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine offers substantial protection to   A new study to be presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) (9-12 July) and published this week in The Lancet Infectious Diseases shows that, for residents of long-term care homes for adults aged 65 years and over, a single dose of either the Pfizer or Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine offers around 60% protection against infection from SARS-CoV 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsDelayed infection after injected buttock fillers in a 29-year-old woman   Irish doctors highlight potential complications following buttock augmentation that can result in hospitalisation in a case report being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) held online this year (9-12 July). Dr Siobhan Quirke and colleagues from the St James Hospital in Dublin detail the case of a 29-year-old woman who was admitted to hospital 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsDutch study finds antibiotic-resistant bacteria common in veterinary staff   New research being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) held online this year (9-12 July), suggests that one in 10 veterinary workers in the Netherlands carries strains of extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria compared to around one in 20 of the general Dutch population. 1d Science MagazineMongoose mothers help their colonies thrive—by forgetting which pups are theirs   It takes a village to raise a banded mongoose, new study suggests 1d Science MagazineTumors find many ways to evade groundbreaking cancer drug   Variety of resistance mechanisms to KRAS inhibitors challenge efforts to counter them 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNew research uncovers how cancers with common mutation develop resistance to targeted drugs   A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers has given scientists their first look at the genomic landscape of tumors that have grown resistant to drugs targeting the abnormal KRASG12C protein. Their work shows that, far from adopting a common route to becoming resistant, the cells take a strikingly diverse set of avenues, often several at a time. The findings, reported online today in 1d Science MagazineDiversion of research money to buy oil refinery enrages Mexican scientists   Elimination of dozens of trust funds was supposed to help fight the pandemic—not invest in fossil fuels 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMicrospheres quiver when shocked   Columbia Engineering and Northwestern researchers report that they have demonstrated the use of DC electric fields to drive back-and-forth rotation of micro-particles in electric boundary layers. These particle oscillators could be useful as clocks that coordinate the organization of active matter and even, perhaps, orchestrate the functions of micron-scale robots. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsHigh-resolution microscope built from LEGO and bits of phone   Microscopy is an essential tool in many fields of science and medicine, but many have limited access to this technology due to cost and fragility. Researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and Münster managed to builld a high-resolution microscope using nothing more than LEGO® and affordable parts from a mobile phone. Then they showed that children significantly increased their understanding 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSmoother silicone breast implants may reduce severity of immune system reactions   According to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Rice University in Houston, silicone breast implants with a smoother surface design have less risk of producing inflammation and other immune system reactions than those with more roughly textured coatings. 1d FuturismUse Rosetta Stone And This Travel Bundle To Become The Ultimate Nomad   While in the near future, that business trip may be done by robot, not plane , we'll always be a species with at least a little wanderlust. The World Traveler Bundle can fulfill that urge, and right now, you can save 20% off with the code TRAVEL20 at checkout. First, you'll learn the language with a lifetime subscription to Rosetta Stone, which gives you access to all 24 languages on the platform 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsResearch provides a roadmap to HIV eradication via stem cell therapy   A groundbreaking study found that stem cells reduce the amount of virus causing AIDS, boost the body's antiviral immunity, and restore the gut's lymphoid follicles damaged by HIV. It provided a roadmap for multi-pronged HIV eradication strategies. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsFirearm injuries in children, teens costly for US health care system, study finds   Hospitalizations to treat pediatric gun injuries are expensive, and U.S. taxpayers and the poor are bearing the price, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. 1d ScienceDailyDrug doubles down on bone cancer, metastasis   Researchers develop an antibody conjugate called BonTarg that delivers drugs to bone tumors and inhibits metastasis. 1d ScienceDailyScientists obtain real-time look at how cancers evolve   With the help of machine learning, computational biologists are learning to predict how cancers will evolve. 1d ScienceDailyCat-borne parasite Toxoplasma induces fatally bold behavior in hyena cubs   Best known for its presence in house cats and a tendency to infect and alter the behaviors of rodents and humans, the parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is also associated with bold behavior among wild hyena cubs and risk of death during interactions with lions, finds new research. 1d ScienceDaily'Multi-kingdom dialogue' between internal, external microbiota   Scientists have identified an internal communication network in mammals that may regulate tissue repair and inflammation, providing new insights on how diseases such as obesity and inflammatory skin disorders develop. 1d ScienceDailyNew algorithm helps autonomous vehicles find themselves, summer or winter   An algorithm lets machines teach themselves how to recognize landscapes, even amid the changing seasons. 1d ScienceDailyRare genetic defect replicated in fish model   A rare genetic defect that affects the so-called ALG2 gene can cause serious metabolic diseases in humans. Until now, its rareness and complexity made it difficult to study this congenital glycosylation disorder. A research team has finally succeeded in introducing the underlying mutation in the ALG2 gene in a fish model, allowing the causes of these complex diseases to be studied at the molecular 1d ScienceLondon leaders push for Covid vaccine uptake as capital lags   NHS and mayor to attend community summit as UK reports most daily infections since February 1d Phys.orgReport: Climate change means less snow for Yellowstone   Yellowstone National Park visitors hoping to see its world-renowned geysers, wolves and bears can expect warmer temperatures and less snow as climate change alters the park's environment, according to a report by U.S. and university researchers released Wednesday. 1d Phys.orgYou can have too much of a good thing, says study of financial analysts' work-life balance   Last winter, Goldman Sachs reported it was working to make things better after a group of junior analysts revolted against 100-hour work weeks. 1d Phys.orgStudy explores how readers at partisan news sites respond to challenging news events   Researchers from Bentley University have been exploring how readers at partisan news sites respond to news events that challenge their worldview. 1d Phys.orgConcepts from physics explain importance of quarantine to control spread of COVID-19   Mathematical models that describe the physical behavior of magnetic materials can also be used to describe the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 1d Retraction WatchAn exercise in frustration: A researcher is impersonated   The other day, Jamie Burr, an exercise physiologist in Canada, received a curious email from an overseas colleague. The researcher wanted to know if Burr, of the University of Guelph, had written a particular article. Burr wondered: Why are they questioning if I wrote something? Turns out, something was real shady with the slim article. … Continue reading 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy finds abnormal response to cellular stress is associated with Huntington's disease   A new University of California, Irvine-led study finds that the persistence of a marker of chronic cellular stress, previously associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), also takes place in the brains of Huntington's disease (HD) patients. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking News'On/off' switches for self-assembling hydrogels could advance wound healing and more   A team of researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering who previously reported on a responsive hydrogel, investigated its gelation at distinct temperatures and pH conditions. The study, "Self-assembly of stimuli-responsive coiled-coil fibrous hydrogels," appears in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Soft Matter. 1d ScienceDailyEast Antarctic summer cooling trends caused by tropical rainfall clusters   A study uncovers a new mechanism linking climate trend in Antarctica to rainfall occurrences in the tropics. 1d ScienceDailyDieting and its effect on the gut microbiome   Researchers were able to show for the first time that a very low calorie diet significantly alters the composition of the microbiota present in the human gut. The researchers report that dieting results in an increase of specific bacteria – notably Clostridioides difficile, which is associated with antibiotic-induced diarrhea and colitis. 1d ScienceDailyHarvesting drinking water from humid air around the clock   Researchers have developed a condenser for countries where water is in short supply. Theirs is a zero-energy solution for harvesting water from the atmosphere throughout the 24-hour daily cycle. It relies on a self-cooling surface and a special radiation shield. 1d ScienceDailyNew research reveals remarkable resilience of sea life in the aftermath of mass extinctions   Pioneering research has shown marine ecosystems can start working again, providing important functions for humans, after being wiped out much sooner than their return to peak biodiversity. 1d ScienceDailyExoplanets in 2,034 star-systems get cosmic front-row seat to see Earth   Scientists at Cornell University and the American Museum of Natural History have identified 2,034 nearby star-systems – within the small cosmic distance of 326 light-years – that could find Earth merely by watching our pale blue dot cross our sun. 1d ScienceDailyLow-cost imaging technique shows how smartphone batteries could charge in minutes   Researchers have developed a simple lab-based technique that allows them to look inside lithium-ion batteries and follow lithium ions moving in real time as the batteries charge and discharge, something which has not been possible until now. 1d ScienceDailyAI spots healthy stem cells quickly and accurately   Researchers have designed a deep learning-based system that accurately identifies individual skin stem cells grown under artificial conditions and tracks their motion. Using this system to perform quality control of stem cell cultures could improve the speed and efficiency of growing skin grafts for use in regenerative medicine and may also be useful for other types of stem cell cultures. 1d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueTrait-based filtering mediates the effects of realistic biodiversity losses on ecosystem functioning [Ecology]   Biodiversity losses are a major driver of global changes in ecosystem functioning. While most studies of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning have examined randomized species losses, trait-based filtering associated with species-specific vulnerability to drivers of diversity loss can strongly influence how ecosystem functioning responds to declining biodiversity. Moreove 1d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issuePrecipitation isotope time series predictions from machine learning applied in Europe [Environmental Sciences]   Hydrogen and oxygen isotope values of precipitation are critically important quantities for applications in Earth, environmental, and biological sciences. However, direct measurements are not available at every location and time, and existing precipitation isotope models are often not sufficiently accurate for examining features such as long-term trends or interannual variability…. 1d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueLateral gate dynamics of the bacterial translocon during cotranslational membrane protein insertion [Biophysics and Computational Biology]   During synthesis of membrane proteins, transmembrane segments (TMs) of nascent proteins emerging from the ribosome are inserted into the central pore of the translocon (SecYEG in bacteria) and access the phospholipid bilayer through the open lateral gate formed of two helices of SecY. Here we use single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy… 1d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueMonitoring the COVID-19 epidemic with nationwide telecommunication data [Statistics]   In response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), governments have introduced severe policy measures with substantial effects on human behavior. Here, we perform a large-scale, spatiotemporal analysis of human mobility during the COVID-19 epidemic. We derive human mobility from anonymized, aggregated telecommunication data in a nationwide setting (Switzerland; 10 February… 1d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueCrystal structure engineering in multimetallic high-index facet nanocatalysts [Chemistry]   In the context of metal particle catalysts, composition, shape, exposed facets, crystal structure, and atom distribution dictate activity. While techniques have been developed to control each of these parameters, there is no general method that allows one to optimize all parameters in the context of polyelemental systems. Herein, by combining… 1d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueQnAs with Chaitan Khosla [QnAs]   Stanford University chemical engineer Chaitan Khosla has spent his career at the intersection of chemistry and medicine. One of the first researchers to discover the molecular assembly lines bacteria use to build antibiotics, he has methodically investigated the structure and biochemistry of polyketide synthase (PKS) enzymes. His efforts are ultimately… 1d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueNews Feature: The tricky challenge holding back electric cars [Environmental Sciences]   Tiny metal deposits called dendrites threaten to curtail the development of rechargeable batteries. But engineers have solutions in sight. Gasoline-powered automobiles seem destined for the rearview mirror. In March 2021, the Swedish company Volvo declared that by 2030 it will sell only fully electric cars. Just weeks earlier, Ford had… 1d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueImmunogenicity and efficacy of the COVID-19 candidate vector vaccine MVA-SARS-2-S in preclinical vaccination [Microbiology]   Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has emerged as the infectious agent causing the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with dramatic consequences for global human health and economics. Previously, we reached clinical evaluation with our vector vaccine based on modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) against the Middle East… 1d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueCilia take the egg on a magic carpet ride [Physiology]   A critical step in fertilization of eutherian mammals is the "pickup" of oocytes (eggs) by the oviduct (fallopian tube) from the surface of the ovary. In the ovary, each oocyte matures within a follicle, in which it is surrounded by supportive granulosa cells. As the time of ovulation nears, the… 1d Science MagazineDelta variant triggers dangerous new phase in the pandemic Fauci Delta Variant US •   Scientists are probing why a fresh set of viral mutations may soon dominate the world 1d ScienceDailyThe origins of farming insects more than 100 million years ago   A beetle bores a tree trunk to build a gallery in the wood in order to protect its lay. As it digs the tunnel, it spreads ambrosia fungal spores that will feed the larvae. When these bore another tree, the adult beetles will be the transmission vectors of the fungal spores in another habitat. This mutualism among insects and ambrosia fungi could be more than 100 million years old, more than what w 1d Scientific American ContentHow to Prevent the Next Pandemic   We need to make the development and distribution of vaccines a truly global endeavor — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsGSA's journal's add seven articles on COVID-19 and aging   The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19. The following were published between May 4 and June 14; all are free to access: 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsYou can have too much of a good thing, says study financial analysts' work-life balance   Drawing from more than 6,000 employee reviews of their workplaces and data on their firms' forecasting accuracy, a study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management shows that making improvements to hardworking analysts' work-life balance produces dividends for the company and for the analysts' careers. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCold weather cost New England electric customers nearly $1.8 billion in one month; A new study suggests ways to mitigate fuel shortages   In a new study, researchers used data from power plant failures in the 2010s to develop a supply curve of the costs required for generators to mitigate fuel shortages in the region. The study found that storing both oil and gas on-site could reduce dependence by power plants on gas grids in geographic areas with few pipelines. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCancer survivors' tongues less sensitive to tastes than those of healthy peers   In a study of taste and smell dysfunction with 40 cancer survivors, scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign found that the tips of these individuals' tongues were significantly less sensitive to bitter, salty or sweet tastes than peers in the control group who had never been diagnosed with cancer. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsFlipping a molecular switch for heart fibrosis   Researchers at Gladstone Institutes have discovered a master switch for fibrosis in the heart. When the heart is under stress, they found, the gene MEOX1 is turned on in cells called fibroblasts, spurring fibrosis. Their new study, published in the journal Nature, suggests that blocking this gene could prevent fibrosis in the heart–and other organs that can similarly fail from stiffening over tim 1d ExtremeTechExtreme – ExtremeTechNASA Still Trying to Revive Hubble Telescope After Memory Swap Fails   The Hubble Space Telescope has been offline for a week following a failure in the observatory's payload computer , and it might take longer than we expected to get it back up and running. NASA reports it has made several attempts to switch to backup memory modules, but it hasn't worked. The team is now exploring the possibility that the issue is more severe, but we won't know the damage until the 1d The Scientist RSSCanadian Official Reprimanded for Withholding Winnipeg Lab Info   The House of Commons rebuked the president of the Canadian Public Health Agency for not turning over sensitive information pertaining to the dismissal of government scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory. 1d Science MagazineThrough proposed climate labs, Department of Energy reaches out to urban communities   Urban integrated field labs would incorporate environmental justice as "a key tenet" in research 1d ScienceFoul called on plan to let Euro 2020 VIPs into UK for Wembley games   Anger at prospect of senior officials attending climax of football tournament in London despite quarantine rules 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsFlavored e-cigarettes may affect the brain differently than non-flavored   Flavoring can change how the brain responds to e-cigarette aerosols that contain nicotine, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Andrea Hobkirk and her team used functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to understand how the brain's reward areas react to e-cigarette aerosol with and without flavor. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMore seniors may have undiagnosed dementia than previously thought   Only 1 in 10 older adults in a large national survey who were found to have cognitive impairment consistent with dementia reported a formal medical diagnosis of the condition. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsWestern high-fat diet can cause chronic pain, according to UT Health San Antonio-led team   A typical Western high-fat diet can increase the risk of painful disorders common in people with conditions such as diabetes or obesity, according to a groundbreaking paper authored by a team led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also referred to as UT Health San Antonio. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCOVID-19 disruptions in sub-Saharan Africa will have substantial health consequences   The COVID-19 pandemic poses substantial indirect risks to sub-Saharan African countries with fragile health systems and high levels of poverty, malnutrition, and other infectious diseases. New survey data from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Nigeria provides evidence for public policy to mitigate against nutrition, health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19 as the pandemic continues to spread on 1d Vetenskap | SVT NyheterEmma Frans reder ut vanliga sommarmyter   Stämmer det att myggor gillar vissa bättre än andra? Kan kan man få cancer om man bränner sig? Forskaren Emma Frans reder ut några av våra vanligaste sommarmyter. 1d Discover MagazineHow to Donate Your Body to Science   It's the last kind of citizen science you could ever do — but the donation process isn't exactly an easy thing to navigate. 1d Science Advances current issueNotch1 switches progenitor competence in inducing medulloblastoma   The identity of the cell of origin is a key determinant of cancer subtype, progression, and prognosis. Group 3 medulloblastoma (MB) is a malignant childhood brain cancer with poor prognosis and few candidates as putative cell of origin. We overexpressed the group 3 MB genetic drivers MYC and Gfi1 in different candidate cells of origin in the postnatal mouse cerebellum. We found that S100b + cells 1d Science Advances current issueCommunity factors associated with local epidemic timing of respiratory syncytial virus: A spatiotemporal modeling study   Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes a large burden of morbidity in young children and the elderly. Spatial variability in the timing of RSV epidemics provides an opportunity to probe the factors driving its transmission, including factors that influence epidemic seeding and growth rates. Using hospitalization data from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, we estimated epidemic timing at th 1d Science Advances current issueCiliopathy protein HYLS1 coordinates the biogenesis and signaling of primary cilia by activating the ciliary lipid kinase PIPKI{gamma}   Mutation of ciliopathy protein HYLS1 causes the perinatal lethal hydrolethalus syndrome (HLS), yet the underlying molecular etiology and pathogenesis remain elusive. Here, we reveal unexpected mechanistic insights into the role of mammalian HYLS1 in regulating primary cilia. HYLS1 is recruited to the ciliary base via a direct interaction with the type I phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate [PI(4)P] 5 1d Science Advances current issueThe American lobster genome reveals insights on longevity, neural, and immune adaptations   The American lobster, Homarus americanus , is integral to marine ecosystems and supports an important commercial fishery. This iconic species also serves as a valuable model for deciphering neural networks controlling rhythmic motor patterns and olfaction. Here, we report a high-quality draft assembly of the H. americanus genome with 25,284 predicted gene models. Analysis of the neural gene compl 1d Science Advances current issueReappearance of first Shapiro step in narrow topological Josephson junctions   In Josephson junctions, a supercurrent across a nonsuperconducting weak link is carried by electron-hole bound states. Because of the helical spin texture of nondegenerate topological surface states, gapless bound states are established in junctions with topological weak link. These have a characteristic 4-periodic current phase relation (CR) that leads to twice the conventional Shapiro step sepa 1d Science Advances current issueHarnessing the power of antibodies to fight bone metastasis   Antibody-based therapies have proved to be of great value in cancer treatment. Despite the clinical success of these biopharmaceuticals, reaching targets in the bone microenvironment has proved to be difficult due to the relatively low vascularization of bone tissue and the presence of physical barriers. Here, we have used an innovative bone-targeting (BonTarg) technology to generate a first-in-c 1d Science Advances current issueOne for all: Universal material model based on minimal state-space neural networks   Computational models describing the mechanical behavior of materials are indispensable when optimizing the stiffness and strength of structures. The use of state-of-the-art models is often limited in engineering practice due to their mathematical complexity, with each material class requiring its own distinct formulation. Here, we develop a recurrent neural network framework for material modeling 1d Science Advances current issueExploiting radiative cooling for uninterrupted 24-hour water harvesting from the atmosphere   Atmospheric water vapor is ubiquitous and represents a promising alternative to address global clean water scarcity. Sustainably harvesting this resource requires energy neutrality, continuous production, and facility of use. However, fully passive and uninterrupted 24-hour atmospheric water harvesting remains a challenge. Here, we demonstrate a rationally designed system that synergistically com 1d Science Advances current issueNovel enzymatic cross-linking-based hydrogel nanofilm caging system on pancreatic {beta} cell spheroid for long-term blood glucose regulation   Pancreatic β cell therapy for type 1 diabetes is limited by low cell survival rate owing to physical stress and aggressive host immune response. In this study, we demonstrate a multilayer hydrogel nanofilm caging strategy capable of protecting cells from high shear stress and reducing immune response by interfering cell-cell interaction. Hydrogel nanofilm is fabricated by monophenol-modified glyc 1d Science Advances current issueRUNX1-mediated alphaherpesvirus-host trans-species chromatin interaction promotes viral transcription   Like most DNA viruses, herpesviruses precisely deliver their genomes into the sophisticatedly organized nuclei of the infected host cells to initiate subsequent transcription and replication. However, it remains elusive how the viral genome specifically interacts with the host genome and hijacks host transcription machinery. Using pseudorabies virus (PRV) as model virus, we performed chromosome c 1d Science Advances current issueEast Antarctic cooling induced by decadal changes in Madden-Julian oscillation during austral summer   While West Antarctica has experienced the most significant warming in the world, a profound cooling trend in austral summer was observed over East Antarctica (30°W to 150°E, 70° to 90°S) from 1979 to 2014. Previous studies attributed these changes to high-latitude atmospheric dynamics, stratospheric ozone change, and tropical sea surface temperature anomalies. We show that up to 20 to 40% of the 1d Science Advances current issueGenomic evidence for the Chinese mountain cat as a wildcat conspecific (Felis silvestris bieti) and its introgression to domestic cats   The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau endemic Chinese mountain cat has a controversial taxonomic status, whether it is a true species or a wildcat ( Felis silvestris ) subspecies and whether it has contributed to cat ( F. s. catus ) domestication in East Asia. Here, we sampled F. silvestris lineages across China and sequenced 51 nuclear genomes, 55 mitogenomes, and multilocus regions from 270 modern or museu 1d Science Advances current issueTreating Parkinsons disease by astrocyte reprogramming: Progress and challenges   Parkinson's disease (PD), the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder, is typified by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. The current medications provide symptomatic relief but do not stimulate the production of new dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. Astrocyte reprogramming has recently received much attention as an avenue for increasing functional dopaminergic neurons in the mo 1d Science Advances current issueLactate and IL6 define separable paths of inflammatory metabolic adaptation   Lactate is an end point of Warburg-type metabolism found in inflammatory macrophages. Recently, lactate was shown to modify histones of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)–activated macrophages in a time-dependent way and promote the expression of genes linked to tissue repair, including arginase-1 (Arg1). We tested the interrelationships between histone lactylation (Kla) and tissue reparative gene expressi 1d Science Advances current issueGradient bimetallic ion-based hydrogels for tissue microstructure reconstruction of tendon-to-bone insertion   Although gradients play an essential role in guiding the function of tissues, achieving synchronous regeneration of gradient tissue injuries remains a challenge. Here, a gradient bimetallic (Cu and Zn) ion–based hydrogel was first constructed via the one-step coordinative crosslinking of sulfhydryl groups with copper and zinc ions for the microstructure reconstruction of the tendon-to-bone insert 1d Science Advances current issueChemogenetic dissection of the primate prefronto-subcortical pathways for working memory and decision-making   The primate prefrontal cortex (PFC) is situated at the core of higher brain functions via neural circuits such as those linking the caudate nucleus and mediodorsal thalamus. However, the distinctive roles of these prefronto-subcortical pathways remain elusive. Combining in vivo neuronal projection mapping with chemogenetic synaptic silencing, we reversibly dissected key pathways from dorsolateral 1d Science Advances current issueRejection of benign melanocytic nevi by nevus-resident CD4+ T cells   Melanoma and melanocytic nevi harbor shared lineage-specific antigens and oncogenic mutations. Yet, the relationship between the immune system and melanocytic nevi is unclear. Using a patient-derived xenograft (PDX) model, we found that 81.8% of the transplanted nevi underwent spontaneous regression, while peripheral skin remained intact. Nevus-resident CD4 + T helper 1 cells, which exhibited a m 1d Science Advances current issueMitigation strategies for airborne disease transmission in orchestras using computational fluid dynamics   The COVID-19 pandemic forced performing arts groups to cancel shows and entire seasons due to safety concerns for the audience and performers. It is unclear to what extent aerosols generated by wind instruments contribute to exposure because their fate is dependent on the airflow onstage. We use transient, second-order accurate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and quantitative micro 1d Science Advances current issueDynamic piezoelectric MEMS-based optical metasurfaces   Optical metasurfaces (OMSs) have shown unprecedented capabilities for versatile wavefront manipulations at the subwavelength scale. However, most well-established OMSs are static, featuring well-defined optical responses determined by OMS configurations set during their fabrication, whereas dynamic OMS configurations investigated so far often exhibit specific limitations and reduced reconfigurabi 1d Science Advances current issueEffects of COVID-19 lockdowns on fine particulate matter concentrations   Lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic provide an unprecedented opportunity to examine the effects of human activity on air quality. The effects on fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) are of particular interest, as PM 2.5 is the leading environmental risk factor for mortality globally. We map global PM 2.5 concentrations for January to April 2020 with a focus on China, Europe, and North America usi 1d Science Advances current issueThe CCL2-CCR2 astrocyte-cancer cell axis in tumor extravasation at the brain   Although brain metastases are common in cancer patients, little is known about the mechanisms of cancer extravasation across the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a key step in the metastatic cascade that regulates the entry of cancer cells into the brain parenchyma. Here, we show, in a three-dimensional in vitro BBB microvascular model, that astrocytes promote cancer cell transmigration via their secre 1d Science Advances current issueAnti-inflammatory nanoparticles significantly improve muscle function in a murine model of advanced muscular dystrophy   Chronic inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of all muscular dystrophies. Inflammatory T cells damage muscle, while regulatory T cells (T regs ) promote regeneration. We hypothesized that providing anti-inflammatory cytokines in dystrophic muscle would promote proregenerative immune phenotypes and improve function. Primary T cells from dystrophic (mdx) mice responded appropriately to infl 1d Science MagazineHow do most lobsters stay cancer-free? Newly sequenced genome could reveal their secrets   First look at the complete lobster genome might also shed light on human aging 1d Science MagazineChina's most mysterious wildcat may not be its own species   New study downgrades status of the Chinese mountain cat, sparking concerns about its future 1d Phys.org'Lady Luck': Does anthropomorphized luck drive risky financial behavior?   A new study published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research posits that increased accessibility to anthropomorphized luck (i.e., "Lady Luck") can lead consumers to be more likely to pursue higher-risk financial behavior. In "Lady Luck: Anthropomorphized Luck Creates Perceptions of Risk-Sharing and Drives Pursuit of Risky Alternatives," authors Katina Kulow, Thomas Kramer, and Kar 1d Phys.orgAddressing inequity in air quality   Air quality varies greatly within regions and cities around the world, and exposure to air pollution can have severe health impacts. In the U.S., people of color are disproportionately exposed to poor air quality. A cover story in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, highlights how scientists and community activists are using new technologies to ga 1d Phys.orgMagneto-thermal imaging brings synchrotron capabilities to the lab   Coming soon to a lab tabletop near you: a method of magneto-thermal imaging that offers nanoscale and picosecond resolution previously available only in synchrotron facilities. 1d ScienceDailyAI to track cognitive deviation in aging brains   Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based brain age prediction model to quantify deviations from a healthy brain-aging trajectory in patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study. The model has the potential to aid in early detection of cognitive impairment at an individual level. 1d ScienceDailyHow to make lithium-ion batteries invincible Lithium Battery Batteries •   Scientists have made significant progress in developing battery cathodes using a new class of materials that provide batteries with the same if not higher energy density than conventional lithium-ion batteries but can be made of inexpensive and abundant metals. Known as DRX, which stands for disordered rocksalts with excess lithium, this novel family of materials was invented less than 10 years ag 1d ScienceDailyProtein linked to heart health, disease a potential therapeutic target for dementia   Researchers have found that high levels of a normal protein associated with reduced heart disease also protect against Alzheimer's-like damage in mice, opening up new approaches to slowing or stopping brain damage and cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer's. 1d Phys.orgMachine learning aids earthquake risk prediction   Our homes and offices are only as solid as the ground beneath them. When that solid ground turns to liquid—as sometimes happens during earthquakes—it can topple buildings and bridges. This phenomenon is known as liquefaction, and it was a major feature of the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, a magnitude 6.3 quake that killed 185 people and destroyed thousands of homes. 1d Phys.orgUse of additional data improves regional weather forecasts   Modern weather forecasts rely heavily on data retrieved from numerical weather prediction models. These models continue to improve and have advanced considerably throughout more than half a century. However, forecast reliability depends on the quality and accuracy of initialization data, or a sample of the current global atmosphere when the model run is started. This process of bringing surface ob 1d Phys.org10 keys to integrating health into urban and transport planning   As much as 20% of premature mortality can be attributed to poor urban and transport planning. Nevertheless, quantitative indicators to guide the integration of health components into urban design have been lacking. To address this gap, a team from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the 'la Caixa' Foundation, has identified 10 principles—and corresponding in 1d Phys.orgThe origins of farming insects   A beetle bores a tree trunk to build a gallery in the wood in order to protect its lay. As it digs the tunnel, it spreads ambrosia fungal spores that will feed the larvae. When these bore another tree, the adult beetles will be the transmission vectors of the fungal spores in another habitat. This mutualism among insects and ambrosia fungi could be more than 100 million years old—more than what wa 1d Phys.orgA study of more than 3,000 sharks has identified the most common South Florida species   The bull shark, a fearsome predator that could kill you with a single bite, turns out to be the fourth-most abundant shark species in South Florida, according to a new study of the region's sharks. 1d Phys.orgStudy reveals formation mechanism of first carbon-carbon bond in MTO process   A joint research team led by Prof. Liu Zhongmin, Prof. Wei Yingxu, and Prof. Xu Shutao from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) revealed the mechanism underlying the formation of the first carbon-carbon (C-C) bond formation during the methanol-to-olefins (MTO) process. 1d Phys.orgRembrandt's huge 'Night Watch' gets bigger thanks to AI   One of Rembrandt van Rijn's biggest paintings just got a bit bigger. 1d Phys.orgEurope seeks disabled astronauts, more women in space   The European Space Agency says it was "blown away" by the record number of applicants—more than 22,000—hoping to become the continent's next generation of space travelers, including more women than ever and some 200 people with disabilities. 1d Futurity.orgResearchers: Users shouldn't be on the hook for data security   Users should not ultimately be the ones responsible for protecting their data, as the long, cryptic privacy settings on many apps suggest, researchers conclude in a new study. In reality, we have almost no power over our data and who uses it for what, according to the study . The entire notion that we ourselves have the power to protect our data is both unrealistic and unfair, says coauthor Irina 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsA triple-system neural model of maladaptive consumption   In the article, "A Triple-System Neural Model of Maladaptive Consumption," the authors define maladaptive consumption as a state of compulsive seeking and consumption of rewarding products or experiences, which are sustained despite the negative consequences of such behaviors. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMelatonin in mice: there's more to this hormone than sleep   Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science and the RIKEN BioResource Research Center in Japan, along with collaborators at the State University of New York at Buffalo, have created a mouse model that allows the study of naturally occurring melatonin. Experiments using the new mice showed that natural melatonin was linked to a pre-hibernation state that allows mice to slow down their metabol 1d Futurity.orgSugary diets may mess up gut bacteria to make psoriasis worse   The secret to healthier skin and joints may reside in gut microorganisms, researchers report. A new study finds that a diet rich in sugar and fat leads to an imbalance in the gut's microbial culture and may contribute to inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis. The study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology , suggests that switching to a more balanced diet restores the gut' 1d ScienceDailyMilk protein could help boost blueberries' healthfulness   Pairing blueberry pie with a scoop of ice cream is a nice summer treat. Aside from being tasty, this combination might also help people take up more of the 'superfruit's' nutrients, such as anthocyanins. Researchers show that a protein found in cow's milk helped rats absorb more blueberry anthocyanins and their byproducts, boosting accessibility to these good-for-you nutrients. 1d ScienceDailySeeking a treatment for IBS pain in tarantula venom   For patients who have inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), the condition is literally a pain in the gut. Chronic — or long-term — abdominal pain is common, and there are currently no effective treatment options for this debilitating symptom. In a new study, researchers identify a new potential source of relief: a molecule derived from spider venom. In experiments with mice, they found that one dos 1d ScienceDailyPleistocene sediment DNA from Denisova Cave   Researchers have analyzed DNA from 728 sediment samples from Denisova Cave. Their study provides unprecedented detail about the occupation of the site by both archaic and modern humans over 300,000 years. The researchers detected the DNA of Neandertals and Denisovans, the two forms of archaic hominins who inhabited the cave, and the DNA of modern humans who appeared around the time of the emergenc 1d ScienceDailyMechanism of magnetic sensing in birds   The magnetic sense of migratory birds such as European robins is thought to be based on a specific light-sensitive protein in the eye. Researchers demonstrate that the protein cryptochrome 4, found in birds' retinas, is sensitive to magnetic fields and could well be the long-sought magnetic sensor. 1d ScienceDailyRiver flow: New machine learning methods could improve environmental predictions   Machine learning algorithms do a lot for us every day — send unwanted email to our spam folder, warn us if our car is about to back into something, and give us recommendations on what TV show to watch next. Now, we are increasingly using these same algorithms to make environmental predictions for us. 1d ScienceDailyMongooses solve inequality problem   A fair society has evolved in banded mongooses because parents don't know which pups are their own, new research shows. 1d Future(s) StudiesThe Pentagon Just Launched a New AI Initiative to Transform Global Warfare – In other words, the AI arms race is finally here.   submitted by /u/StartledWatermelon [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesFireside Chat with FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. Addressing the need for affordable and reliable broadband service. Jun 29, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)   submitted by /u/CWABroadband [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesGrowing food with air and solar power: More efficient than planting crops   submitted by /u/Hypx [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesBioNTech Now Aims Its mRNA Technology at Cancer   submitted by /u/paulmurphy1999 [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesScientists identify 29 planets where aliens could observe Earth | Astronomers estimate 29 habitable planets are positioned to see Earth transit and intercept human broadcasts   submitted by /u/lughnasadh [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesLITHIUM for EV BATTERIES – The art of mineral extraction with Cornish Lithium | FULLY CHARGED   submitted by /u/manual_tranny [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesNew Rocket Mining System Blasts Through Moon Rocks to Reach Ice – Lunar ice can be used for drinking water, rocket fuel, and other vital resources in missions to the Moon and beyond.   submitted by /u/speckz [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesWill humanity ever be able to act as one without nationalism or anti-immigration sentiment? Either via policies, media, or building a new species to replace us?   We are seeing that most suffering on this planet comes from people being stuck in their place of birth and related nationalism/tribalism. Can and should we fix this? submitted by /u/19dja_03 [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesPotential noninvasive treatment for Alzheimer's disease   submitted by /u/Sorin61 [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesApple's and Google's New AI Wizardry Promises Privacy—at a Cost – The companies revealed upgrades for their phones that protect data and reduce reliance on the cloud. It also binds users more tightly to their ecosystems.   submitted by /u/speckz [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesMost new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds   submitted by /u/altbekannt [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesRobot farmers could improve jobs and help fight climate change – if they're developed responsibly   submitted by /u/altbekannt [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesConcrete flywheel storage system for residential PV   submitted by /u/timbe3 [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesOman and the World's Largest Green Hydrogen Plant. Leveraging energy industry experience and the perfect conditions for creating hydrogen with renewable energy, Oman is taking proactive steps to diversify its economy away from heavy reliance on oil and gas.   submitted by /u/chopchopped [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesWind turbines: How UK wants to become 'Saudi Arabia of wind'   submitted by /u/SinbadMarinarul [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesResearch from Northwestern Engineering and the University of Messina have developed a new magnetic memory device, made with antiferromagnetic materials, that could lead to improve a variety of computing systems, including AI hardware, cryptocurrency mining, and space exploration programs   submitted by /u/giuliomagnifico [link] [comments] 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNIH scientists describe 'multi-kingdom dialogue' between internal, external microbiota   National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators have identified an internal communication network in mammals that may regulate tissue repair and inflammation, providing new insights on how diseases such as obesity and inflammatory skin disorders develop. The new research is published in Cell. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNature article: Dieting and its effect on the gut microbiome   Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the University of California in San Francisco were able to show for the first time that a very low calorie diet significantly alters the composition of the microbiota present in the human gut. In a current Nature* publication, the researchers report that dieting results in an increase of specific bacteria – notably Clostridioides difficile, 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking News'Lady luck' – Does anthropomorphized luck drive risky financial behavior?   A new study published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research posits that increased accessibility to anthropomorphized luck (i.e., "lady luck") can lead consumers to be more likely to pursue higher-risk financial behavior. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSneeze cam reveals best fabric combos for cloth masks (video)   During the COVID-19 pandemic, cloth face masks became a way to help protect yourself and others from the virus. And for some people, they became a fashion statement, with many fabric choices available. But just how effective are they, especially in containing a sneeze? Now, researchers reporting in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering used high-speed videos of a person sneezing to identify the o 1d NatureHow quantum biology could help birds 'see' magnetic fields   Nature, Published online: 16 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01725-1 Researchers home in on long-sought mechanism for magneto-sensing 1d Futurity.orgBird songs and human speech use similar patterns   The song phrases of many songbird species follow patterns that are similar to those used in human speech, researchers have found. At least in some respects. If you listen to songbirds, you will recognize repeated melodies or phrases. Each phrase is made up of distinct sounds, strung together. The songbirds the researchers studied, like humans—no matter what language they speak—tend to use shorter 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsUniversity of Minnesota Medical School report details the effects of COVID-19 on adolescent sexual health   A new report from the University of Minnesota Medical School's Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC) highlights that Minnesota youth continue to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at alarmingly high rates, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSpirituality can promote the health of breast cancer survivors   MU study finds link between forgiveness, congregational support and neuroimmune biomarkers. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsViruses as communication molecules   Electrical and computer engineers take on complex modeling questions that can further our understanding of virus spread in small spaces. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsResearchers outline specific patterns in reading in Russian   Psycholinguists from the HSE Center for Language and Brain, in collaboration with researchers from the City University of New York and the University of Stuttgart, investigated how reading in Russian varies among different groups of readers. The authors used a novel method in bilingualism research — comparison of the eye-movement sequences (scanpaths) in adult native speakers of Russian, Russian- 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsBlack patients with cirrhosis more likely to die, less likely to get liver transplant   Black patients with cirrhosis – late-stage liver disease – are about 25% more likely to die compared to non-Hispanic white patients and four times less likely to receive a liver transplant, reports a new study. Estimates of racial disparity in cirrhosis have been limited by a lack of large-scale longitudinal data. The paper is one of the first to link all seven large liver centers in Chicago with 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy links sleep apnea in children to increased risk of high blood pressure in teen years   Children with obstructive sleep apnea are nearly three times more likely to develop high blood pressure when they become teenagers than children who never experience sleep apnea, according to a new study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsRoughness of retinal layers, a new Alzheimer's biomarker   Researchers at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Hospital Clínico San Carlos have designed a mathematical method to measure this. In some layers, wrinkling begins at very early stages of the illness. 1d NatureThe 2,000 stars where aliens would catch a glimpse of Earth   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01692-7 Scientists searching for extraterrestrial life should narrow their hunt to stars and planetary systems that have an occasional view of the Earth as it passes in front of the Sun. 1d Futurity.orgWhy some horses lose the ability to sweat   For the first time, researchers have identified the cause of a potentially fatal condition in horses that hampers their ability to sweat. Sweating is a critical tool to keep horses comfortable and healthy, but chronic idiopathic anhidrosis, a dangerous equine condition, can impede their natural cooling mechanism and cause performance and health issues. The genomic mapping study gave researchers a 1d SciencemagEi-ichi Negishi, 1935-2021   Earlier this month, organic chemist Ei-ichi Negishi died at the age of 85. I missed this event (I wasn't posting during those few days) so I wanted to note it here, because Negishi was a huge name in the field. There's a Nobel prize to back that statement up (Chemistry, 2010), and plenty of other awards as well. But si momumentum requiris, circumspice : the sorts of metal-catalyzed couplings that 1d Discovery (uploads) on YouTubeJohnathan Finds Casey's Secret Spot! | Deadliest Catch   Stream Full Episodes of Deadliest Catch: discovery+ ► https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/deadliest-catch Discovery ► https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadliestCatch https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeadliestCatch https://twitter.com/D 1d Scientific American ContentThe Time to Dismantle the Racial Structures That Pervade Global Science Is Now   Sociologist Anthony Ryan Hatch believes we must make the conversation around race and STEM a priority in academia — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsBlood test promising for predicting response in metastatic HPV-positive throat cancer   A new blood test could signal whether treatment for metastatic HPV-positive throat cancer is working months earlier than standard imaging scans, allowing doctors to try alternatives sooner, initial results show. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking News2.5 grammes of pure cocoa found to improve visual acuity in daylight   The study by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and ICTAN ascribed the improvement to the Coco's flavanols and theobromine. No effects were noted in low light conditions nor in adaptation to darkness, nor with the consumption of red berries, the other foodstuff studied. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNovel lncRNA, Caren, counteracts heart failure progression   Researchers have identified a novel lncRNA, Caren, that is abundantly expressed in cardiomyocytes. It enhances energy production by increasing mitochondria in cardiomyocytes, and inhibits activation of the DNA damage response protein ATM, resulting in improvement of cardiac dysfunction. Caren RNA in cardiomyocytes is reduced by aging and hypertension, which can lead to heart failure, and markedly 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMajor risk of eye injuries from padel, research ophthalmologists say   Several eye clinics around Sweden are seeing a rise in eye damage related to the racket sport padel. In an article in the Journal of the Swedish Medical Association (Läkartidningen), eye researchers affiliated with the University of Gothenburg state that padel is a potential high-risk sport for eye injuries, and that wearing protective goggles is a good idea. 1d ScienceDailyAsian elephants do more than just trumpet — they buzz their lips to squeak   Communication is crucial for elephants that live in complex multi-tiered social systems. Apart from their iconic trumpets uttered through the trunk, Asian elephants also produce species-specific squeaks by buzzing their lips. This demonstrates once again the elephant's flexibility in sound production. 1d ScienceDailyEarth-like biospheres on other planets may be rare   A new analysis of known exoplanets has revealed that Earth-like conditions on potentially habitable planets may be much rarer than previously thought. The work focuses on the conditions required for oxygen-based photosynthesis to develop on a planet, which would enable complex biospheres of the type found on Earth. 1d Climate Central – NewsThe US East Coast is set to become a green energy job powerhouse   By John Upton and Clarisa Diaz To address global warming the White House has stated that president Biden's green energy plan aims to set the US on a course toward achieving "net-zero" greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. If achieved, it would mean the country that currently ranks as the world's worst historical climate polluter would stop adding new climate pollution to the atmosphere. All of the pa 1d NatureQuantum compass might help birds 'see' magnetic fields   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01715-3 Researchers isolate the protein thought to help migratory birds navigate, and astronomers pinpoint the stars that could view Earth as an exoplanet. 1d NaturePast, present and future stars that can see Earth as a transiting exoplanet   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03596-y The Gaia database is used to identify stars from which astronomers on orbiting planets could see Earth transiting the Sun in the past, present and future. 1d NatureA catalysis-driven artificial molecular pump   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03575-3 A molecular-scale pump whose operation is driven by a catalytic process when in the presence of chemical fuel is autonomous, within an operating window, as long as the fuel lasts. 1d NatureCaloric restriction disrupts the microbiota and colonization resistance   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03663-4 Severe caloric restriction in humans leads to reversible changes in the gut microbiota that promote weight loss and the expansion of an enteric pathogen in mice. 1d NatureMolecular logic of cellular diversification in the mouse cerebral cortex   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03670-5 A single-cell atlas of the developing mouse cortex provides a temporal and spatial assessment of the molecular logic that drives the establishment and organization of cortical cell types. 1d NatureEfficient Fizeau drag from Dirac electrons in monolayer graphene   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03574-4 Fizeau drag of plasmon polaritons by an electron flow in strongly biased monolayer graphene is directly observed by exploiting the high electron mobility and slow plasmon propagation of Dirac electrons. 1d NatureFizeau drag in graphene plasmonics   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03640-x Direct infrared nano-imaging of plasmonic waves in graphene carrying high current density reveals the Fizeau drag of plasmon polaritons by fast-moving quasi-relativistic electrons. 1d NatureOperando optical tracking of single-particle ion dynamics in batteries   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03584-2 The dynamics of ions within a working lithium-ion battery are examined using optical interferometric scattering microscopy, which allows ion transport to be related to phase transitions and microstructural features. 1d NatureEvaluating microbiome-directed fibre snacks in gnotobiotic mice and humans   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03671-4 Fibre snacks that target distinct features of the microbiomes of donors with obesity transplanted into gnotobiotic mice also lead to fibre-specific changes in the microbiome and physiology when used in controlled-diet human studies. 1d NatureObesity accelerates hair thinning by stem cell-centric converging mechanisms   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03624-x Obesity in mice, caused by a high-fat diet, induces hair loss as a result of changes in the differentiation of hair follicle stem cells. 1d NatureClonal fitness inferred from time-series modelling of single-cell cancer genomes   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03648-3 Whole-genome sequencing of human cancer cells in patient-derived mouse xenograft models indicates a key role for TP53 in determining the fitness landscape of polyclonal cancer cell populations. 1d NatureA transcriptional switch governs fibroblast activation in heart disease   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03674-1 BET proteins regulate a reversible transcriptional switch that governs fibroblast activation in heart disease through the transcription factor MEOX1. 1d NaturePhase separation drives aberrant chromatin looping and cancer development   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03662-5 The NUP98–HOXA9 oncogenic fusion protein found in leukaemia undergoes phase separation in the nucleus, which helps to promote activation of leukaemic genes and to establish aberrant chromatin looping. 1d NatureLimited potential for bird migration to disperse plants to cooler latitudes   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03665-2 Interactions between European bird and plant species show that fruiting period has a major effect on seed dispersal by migrating birds, which will influence plant adaptations to climate change through latitudinal dispersal. 1d NatureMechanism of disease and therapeutic rescue of Dok7 congenital myasthenia   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03672-3 In a mouse model of congenital myasthenia caused by mutations in the Dok7 gene, agonist antibodies against MUSK restore synaptic function and survival. 1d NatureMagnetic sensitivity of cryptochrome 4 from a migratory songbird   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03618-9 Cryptochrome 4 from the night-migratory European robin displays magnetically sensitive photochemistry in vitro, in which four successive flavin–tryptophan radical pairs generate magnetic-field effects and stabilize potential signalling states. 1d NatureAccurately computing the electronic properties of a quantum ring   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03576-2 As a blueprint for high-precision quantum simulation, an 18-qubit algorithm that consists of more than 1,400 two-qubit gates is demonstrated, and reconstructs the energy eigenvalues of the simulated one-dimensional wire to a precision of 1 per cent. 1d NatureIon dynamics in battery materials imaged rapidly   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01600-z An imaging method has been developed that tracks ion transport in functioning battery materials in real time, at submicrometre scales — offering insights into how to design batteries that charge in minutes. 1d NatureUnravelling the enigma of bird magnetoreception   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01596-6 How animals sense Earth's magnetic field is an enduring mystery. The protein cryptochrome ErCRY4, found in the eyes of migratory European robins, has the right physical properties to be the elusive magnetosensor. 1d NatureMigratory birds aid the redistribution of plants to new climates   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01547-1 Birds that travel long distances can disperse seeds far and wide. An assessment of the timing and direction of European bird migration reveals how these patterns might affect seed dispersal as the planet warms. 1d NaturePlasmons dragged by drifting electrons   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01599-3 Plasmons are combinations of light and collective electron oscillations. The demonstration that plasmons can be dragged by drifting electrons in the 2D material graphene could lead to advances in optical physics. 1d NatureDesigner fibre meals sway human gut microbes   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01601-y Understanding how diet affects gut microbes and thereby influences human health might lead to targeted dietary strategies. A clinical trial now provides some steps on the path towards this goal. 1d WiredPrime Day 2021 Is Over: Here Are the 40 Best Remaining Deals   A few of our favorite things are still on sale, like laptops, soundbars, air purifiers, and more. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsUse of additional Metop-C and Fengyun-3 C/D data improves regional weather forecasts   Passive microwave (PMW) radiance observations from polar orbiting satellites are critical to input into both global and regional weather prediction models. Scientists are working toward solutions to use PMW radiance observations more effectively. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsPhone swabs can accurately detect COVID-19   An accurate, non-invasive, and low-cost method of testing for COVID-19 using samples taken from the screens of mobile phones has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers at Diagnosis Biotech. 1d IngeniørenParadoks: Hvorfor er Solen ikke rød?   Sandsynligheden for, at vi levede på en planet i kredsløb omkring en lille rødlig stjerne er 100 gange større, end vi er i kredsløb om en stjerne af samme klasse som Solen. 1d Phys.orgChina's EarthLab begins trials as country's first facility exploring Earth system interactions   The Earth is a sphere, and it comprises other spheres: atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere and biosphere—in short, all of the cycles that interact to influence Earth's weather and climate. Now, to better research how the spheres interact and impact the planet, China is launching EarthLab in Beijing. On June 23, after EarthLab's opening ceremony, researchers will begin trials to demons 1d Phys.orgAsian elephants shown to 'buzz' their lips to squeak   Everybody knows that elephants trumpet. Over the past decades research at the University of Vienna has mainly studied the elephants' low-frequency rumble. Its fundamental frequency reaches into the infrasonic range below the human hearing threshold. This call is produced by the elephant´s massive vocal folds. Much less was known about how elephants produce their higher pitched sounds, the trumpets 1d Phys.orgSynthesis of a near-infrared light absorbing macrocyclic aromatic compound   Profs. Okujima and Uno at Ehime University, in collaboration with Prof. Kobayashi at Shinshu University, reported the selective synthesis, the molecular structure, optical properties and electronic structure of cyclo[9]pyrrole, a ring-expanded porphyrin consisting of directly connected pyrrole rings. 1d ScienceDailyAdvancing research on environmentally friendly, hydrogen-enriched fuel   As you drive down the highway, you may notice an increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles. Alternative energy automobiles are on the rise contributing to the global effort to reduce carbon emissions. As we move together down this road, researchers are looking to determine new solutions to this ongoing problem. 1d ScienceDailySalton Sea aerosol exposure triggers unique and mysterious pulmonary response   Communities surrounding the Salton Sea, the inland body of water straddling California's Riverside and Imperial counties, show high rates of asthma due, possibly, to high aerosol dust levels resulting from the sea shrinking over time. Scientists suspect, however, the Salton Sea plays an additional role in pulmonary health. A new study performed on mice has found Salton Sea aerosol turns on nonalle 1d ExtremeTechExtreme – ExtremeTechNo New Version of Windows Can Turn Back the Clock, and Microsoft Doesn't Want To Microsoft Windows 11 •   Later this week, Microsoft is set to unveil the latest version of Windows, Windows 11. There's been a fair bit of chatter about the new OS version in the past 10 days, thanks in part to the leak of an early version of the operating system (exactly how early is not known). Over at Axios , longtime tech journalist Ina Fried argues that Microsoft's desktop OS refresh "can't come soon enough." Her ar 1d Phys.orgReactive and inconsistent practices strengthen invasive plants in the US   As summer unfolds, more than 500 species of invasive plants will be taking root in fields, lawns, and gardens across the US. As plants continue to move north driven by climate change, the number of invasives will only increase. Unfortunately, inconsistent regulations that vary from state to state means that invasive plants have an edge on our attempts to control them. However, new research from th 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsHalf of young adults with covid-19 have persistent symptoms 6 months after   A paper published in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine on long-COVID, describes persistent symptoms six months after acute COVID-19, even in young home isolated people. The most common symptoms were loss of smell and/or taste, fatigue, shortness of breath, impaired concentration, and memory problems. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsScientists uncover new mechanism that enables development of cancer   Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have uncovered a mechanism that activates specific genes, leading to the development of cancers. They showed that a mutation that fuses two unrelated genes can promote a process similar to that observed when oil and water are mixed but do not blend together. The process, called liquid-liquid phase separation, can promote cancers such a 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsVoucher-based kidney donation, redemption for future transplant   What The Study Did: Researchers examined family voucher-based kidney donations and the capability of voucher redemption to provide timely kidney transplants. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsChanges in physician work Hours, patterns during COVID-19   What The Study Did: The hours worked and patterns of work activities among U.S. physicians before and during the COVID-19 pandemic were examined in this study. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMask mandates and COVID-19 case rates, hospitalizations, deaths in Kansas   What The Study Did: Researchers investigated the association between counties that adopted state mask mandates in Kansas with COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSkin reactions after COVID-19 vaccination: Rare, uncommonly recur after second dose   Skin problems after a first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose occurred in 1.9% of surveyed employees from hospital system Mass General Brigham. Among employees who experienced a skin reaction to the first dose, 83% had no recurrence of symptoms following the second dose. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCutaneous reactions after mRNA COVID-19 vaccines   What The Study Did: Hospital employees were surveyed about symptoms such as a rash, itching, hives or swelling around the face after receiving a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsAntibody therapy rescues mice from lethal nerve-muscle disease   Researchers rescued mice from early death caused by a muscle-weakening disease with an antibody treatment. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsQuantum birds   The magnetic sense of migratory birds such as European robins is thought to be based on a specific light-sensitive protein in the eye. In the current edition of the journal Nature, a team centred at the Universities of Oldenburg (Germany) and Oxford (UK) demonstrate that the protein cryptochrome 4, found in birds' retinas, is sensitive to magnetic fields and could well be the long-sought magnetic 1d Biochemistry Research News — ScienceDailyCombining three techniques boosts brain-imaging precision   Researchers have developed a method to combine three brain-imaging techniques to more precisely capture the timing and location of brain responses to a stimulus. Their study is the first to combine the three widely used technologies – fMRI, EEG and EROS – for simultaneous imaging of brain activity. 1d Phys.orgBioinspired mineralization of calcium carbonate in peptide hydrogel   A team of researchers have developed a biomimetic mineralization of calcium carbonate using a multifunctional peptide template that can self-supply mineral sources, which in this case is a supply of carbonate ions, the precursor of calcium carbonate. The process follows the mechanism of biosynthesis of hard tissues by living organisms, called biomineralization, and the ability to form hydrogels, w 1d Science MagazineAncient Siberian cave hosted Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans—possibly at the same time   DNA from ancient soil reveals the history of the cave that cracked open the field of human evolution 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsOutstanding organic solar cells' performance achieved by using new technology   Organic solar elements with the self-assembling molecular-thin layer (SAM) of hole-transporting material, the technology, which was used in producing a record-breaking tandem solar cell, achieved 18.4 power conversion efficiency. The invention of Lithuanian chemists working at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), commercialized by several global companies proved versatile and applicable to diffe 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsInfluence of land use on soil erosion in European Russia for the last 30 years   Research Associate Artyom Gusarov studied a vast array of erosion data to make a general takeaway that soil erosion and river sediment load in the aforementioned region has significantly decreased throughout the post-Soviet period. 1d Phys.orgPeople willing to pay more for coffee that's ethical and eco-friendly, meta-analysis finds   Beyond how much cream and sugar to add to their morning brew, coffee lovers also face more serious decisions: one of those is whether or not to buy ecolabelled coffee, which advertises itself as more ethical and environmentally friendly. But whether customers are willing to pay the extra price for these perks remains an unanswered question. In a study publishing in the journal Heliyon on June 23, 1d Phys.orgBird migration takes plants in wrong direction to cope with climate change   Migratory birds carry most seeds in the wrong direction to help plants cope with climate change, new research shows. 1d ScienceDailyCellular signatures of kidney tumors discovered   The origins of seven types of kidney cancer, including several rare subtypes, have been identified by researchers. The findings confirm that these cancers have their origin in specific forms of developmental cells present in the maturing fetus. 1d ScienceDailyRecycling of the eye's light sensors is faulty in progressive blindness of older adults   With the National Eye Institute reporting that about 11 million older adults in the U.S. endure a condition that leads to progressive blindness, known as age-related macular degeneration, researchers are starting to understand what goes wrong in the disease, in order to develop new therapies to treat it. 1d ScienceDailyUsing virtual populations for clinical trials   A study involving virtual rather than real patients was as effective as traditional clinical trials in evaluating a medical device used to treat brain aneurysms, according to new research. The findings are proof of concept for what are called in-silico trials, where instead of recruiting people to a real-life clinical trial, researchers build digital simulations of patient groups, loosely akin to 1d ScienceDailyRap1 controls the body's sugar levels from the brain   Researchers have discovered a mechanism in a small area of the brain that regulates whole-body glucose balance without affecting body weight. 1d ScienceDailyMore intense and frequent thunderstorms linked to global climate variability   Large thunderstorms in the Southern Great Plains of the U.S. are some of the strongest on Earth. In recent years, these storms have increased in frequency and intensity, and new research shows that these shifts are linked to climate variability. 1d forskning.sePersonligheten påverkar din internetanvändning   Ser du nätet som ett sätt att boosta karriären eller som ett rent tidsfördriv? Din personlighet avspeglar sig tydligt i hur du använder internet, visar en studie från Göteborgs universitet. − Det här är något som kan få konsekvenser för andra delar av livet, vilket riskerar att förstärkas under pandemin, säger konsumtionsforskaren John Magnus Roos. Under pandemin har svenskarna ökat sin användnin 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsKit clashes affect performance in football matches, new study shows   The response times of footballers is slowed down when part of the kit worn by both teams is of the same colour, a new study shows. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsJunk food relief in lockdown   Beware of those snack attacks. A new study in Appetite has confirmed the small luxuries, from sweets and chocolate to salty treats, have helped to lift our spirits – and kilojoule intake – during COVID-19 lockdowns. Researchers in England and Australia have gathered evidence about similar experiences in the UK and Victoria, Australia to warn about the effect of extended pandemic lockdowns on our e 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsIf the right hand is hypersensitive due to an injury to the left   Palsy, numbness or pain: people with nerve injuries suffer from these symptoms. For those affected, such sensory abnormalities can mean permanent and significant restrictions – which may even prevent them from working. An international research team including the Department of Neurology at BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has recently demonstrated that sensory 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsRapid progression in cardiovascular disease risk factors can reveal high-risk individuals   Previously measured risk factors could help to prevent potentially fatal cardiovascular diseases and help in targeting preventive interventions. 1d Phys.orgHydrogenation without hydrogen: Efficient catalysis in a stable emulsion gel   UJ researchers take a novel step to change hydrogenation into a safe, low energy process. They use a very stable three phase emulsion to transform a toxic waste product into valuable feedstock. The process does not need flammable, compressed hydrogen gas. 1d Phys.orgSelf-healing liquid-metal elastomers   Soft electronics are increasingly in demand for diverse applications, but they lack rigid enclosures and are therefore susceptible to premature disposal after electronic applications. It is therefore necessary to create soft and stretchable materials with resilient and regenerative properties. Skin-like electronics that can stretch up to 1200 percent strain with minimal change in electrical resist 1d Phys.orgTuckered out: Early Antarctic explorers underfed their dogs   It's one of the iconic images of early Antarctic exploration: the heroic explorer sledging across the icy wastes towed by his trusty team of canine companions. 1d Phys.orgAtmospheric water vapor in the city of Tel Aviv is suitable for drinking   In a first-of-its-kind study conducted at Tel Aviv University, researchers found that water generated from the air in the heart of an urban area, the city of Tel Aviv, complied with all of the strict drinking water standards set both by the State of Israel and by the World Health Organization. The researchers examined the quality of the water produced from the water vapor in the urban atmosphere, 1d Phys.orgNo language trade-off: Bilingual children reliably acquire English by age 5   In the United States, more than 12 million children hear a minority language at home from birth. More than two-thirds hear English as well, and they reach school age with varying levels of proficiency in two languages. Parents and teachers often worry that acquiring Spanish will interfere with children's acquisition of English. 1d Biochemistry Research News — ScienceDailyThis molecule is made from sugar, shaped like a doughnut, and formed using light   Research demonstrates how a hydrazone template can replace energy-intensive distillation to produce and isolate gamma-cyclodextrin — a water-soluble chemical that attracts other molecules and is used to enhance food, pharmaceuticals, and a wide range of consumer products. 1d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyMolecular connections from plants to fungi to ants   Leaf-cutter ants tend gardens of fungi that efficiently deconstruct plant biomass. This process converts lipids in the leaves into lipids the ants can use. Lipids in these gardens are an energy source, a component of cells, and a chemical for communication between organisms. A multi-institutional team studied the variation in lipid content at the top, middle, and bottom regions of these fungal gar 1d Phys.orgVideo: Simulating atmospheric reentry in a plasma wind tunnel   Simulating the burn-up during atmospheric reentry of one of the bulkiest items aboard a typical satellite using a plasma wind tunnel. 1d Phys.orgVirtual training helps middle schoolers hone social skills   Middle school, a time when children's brains are undergoing significant development, is often also a time of new challenges in navigating the social world. Recent research from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas demonstrates the power of combining a virtual platform with live coaching to help students enhance their social skills and confidence in a low-risk environment. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsResearchers use AI to track cognitive deviation in aging brains   Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based brain age prediction model to quantify deviations from a healthy brain-aging trajectory in patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study. The model has the potential to aid in early detection of cognitive impairment at an individual level. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsReactive and inconsistent practices hamstring efforts to manage invasive plants in the US   Inconsistent regulations that vary from state to state means that invasive plants have an edge on our attempts to control them. However, new research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently published in the Journal of Applied Ecology suggests that we already have an answer in hand — communication. 1d Phys.orgImage: Jezero Crater's 'Delta scarp'   A Perseverance rover scientist's favorite shot from the young Mars mission provides a new angle on an old and intriguing surface feature. 1d Phys.orgKelp benefits from co-cultivation with mussels   Aquaculture together with mussels allows kelp to grow better and be more resilient to climate changes. This finding is from studies in a new doctoral dissertation at the University of Gothenburg. 1d Phys.orgResearch reveals resilience of sea life in the aftermath of mass extinctions   Pioneering research has shown marine ecosystems can start working again, providing important functions for humans, after being wiped out much sooner than their return to peak biodiversity. 1d Phys.orgResearchers use phylogenetics to untangle convergent adaptation in birds   Researchers from Skoltech and their colleagues have shown that adaptation to similar environments hardly involves similar genomic positions when species are distantly related. The team investigated recurrent adaptations of wildlife birds' mitochondria to high altitude, migration, diving, wintering, and flight. Repeatable substitutions are rather a coincidence than adaptation, which confirms the sc 1d Phys.orgFirms that gain more media visibility can expect to perform better   Firms that are more visible in the media increase their value and their stock returns, according to new research from Aalto University and Goethe University. 1d Phys.orgOnline learning has changed the way students work—now we need to change definitions of 'cheating'   As university students wait on their mid-year exam results, some will no doubt be thinking about more than just passing. Since COVID-19 pushed teaching and testing online last year, the issue of cheating has come into sharper focus. 1d Phys.orgHow race, sex and class combine to affect school results   When it comes to education, we cannot think about race, sex and class in isolation. When I was commissioned by the UK government to investigate how these issues affect academic achievement, I discovered how they all matter—and in combination. I believe that an analysis that focuses on any one of these in isolation will inevitably miss important aspects of inequality. 1d Phys.orgMining precious rare-earth elements from coal fly ash with a reusable ionic liquid   Rare-earth elements are in many everyday products, such as smart phones, LED lights and batteries. However, only a few locations have large deposits worth mining, resulting in global supply chain tensions. So, there's a push toward recycling them from non-traditional sources, such as waste from burning coal fly ash. Now, researchers in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology report a simple method 1d Phys.orgNew UN report calls for urgent help for world's oceans   A new United Nations report calls for an urgent change in the way the world's oceans are managed. 1d Phys.orgMapping methane sources in Paris   A potent greenhouse gas, methane is released by many sources, both human and natural. Large cities emit significant amounts of methane, but in many cases the exact emission sources are unknown. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology have conducted mobile measurements of methane and its sources throughout Paris. Their findings suggest that the natural gas distribution 1d ScienceDailySongbirds and humans share some common speech patterns   If you listen to songbirds, you will recognize repeated melodies or phrases. Each phrase is made up of distinct sounds, strung together. A study has found that the song phrases of many songbird species follow patterns that are similar to those used in human speech. At least in some respects. 1d ScienceDailyNatural hazards threaten 57% of US structures   More than half of the structures in the contiguous United States are exposed to potentially devastating natural hazards such as floods, tornadoes and wildfires. Increasing temperatures and environmental changes contribute to this trend, according to a new study. 1d ScienceDailyGeckos might lose their tails, but not their dinner   A new study finds geckos are fierce hunters whether or not their tails are attached to their bodies. 1d Discover MagazineHow Lobster Eyes Can Help Astronomers Get a Wider View of the Cosmos   The crustacean-inspired technology can help us analyze far-off phenomena, like supernovae collisions and solar wind, that extend past our own galaxy. 1d Phys.orgEvolutionary change in protective plant odors help flora evade invasive species over time   Plants can't run away from enemies. Still, they would like to keep life-threatening herbivores at a distance. This can be done with odors. Klaas Vrieling of the Institute of Biology Leiden found out with his team how plants change odor production to keep the munchers at a distance. 1d Phys.orgViruses as communication molecules: Modeling viral aerosol transmission   How long do virus-laden particles persist in an elevator after a person infected with COVID-19 leaves? And is there a way to detect those particles? A group of electrical engineers and computer scientists at KAUST set out to answer these questions using mathematical fluid dynamics equations. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMachine learning for solar energy is supercomputer kryptonite   Supercomputers may no longer be needed to screen candidate materials and perform simulations for a wide variety of theoretical and commercial applications thanks to an easily accessible and computationally inexpensive new machine learning model, which has been initially trained to predict the band gap of solar energy materials as a proof of concept. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSystolic blood pressure above 120 mmHg increases rate of cardiovascular disease   Researchers remain perplexed on the role of the interplay between blood pressure and glucose status and the development of cardiovascular events like coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease. In a first-of-its-kind study, published in Diabetes Care, Japanese researchers discovered that cardiovascular risks gradually rose with increases in blood pressure regardless of the presence of and 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsLong COVID symptoms likely caused by Epstein-Barr virus reactivation   Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation may be the cause of previously unexplained long COVID symptoms — such as fatigue, brain fog, and rashes — that occur in approximately 30% of patients after recovery from initial COVID-19 infection. The first evidence linking EBV reactivation to long COVID, as well as an analysis of long COVID prevalence, is outlined in a new long COVID study published in the 1d ScienceDailyHow does the one-humped Arabian camel survive without drinking?   Scientists have shed new light on how the kidneys of the one-humped Arabian camel play an important role in helping it to cope with extremes. 1d ScienceDailyMind the gap: Scientists use stellar mass to link exoplanets to planet-forming disks   Data from 500 young stars observed with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submilliter Array (ALMA) is giving scientists a window back through time, allowing them to predict what exoplanetary systems looked like through each stage of their formation. And it all starts with a link between higher mass stars, disks with gaps in them, and a high occurrence of observed exoplanets. 1d NatureLightning talks: science in 5 minutes or less   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01674-9 How scientists are perfecting the art of boiling down their work into a short, sharp hit. 1d IngeniørenForskning: Kaffe reducerer risikoen for kroniske leversygdomme   Tre – fire kopper om dagen giver størst forebyggende effekt. 1d The AtlanticThe Atlantic Daily: Where the End of Quarantines and Masks Isn't in Sight   Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. The vaccines came, and the tables turned. America's remarkable speed at vaccinating its populace helped flip its reputation from international coronavirus problem child to reopening poster child. 1d Phys.orgPeople overestimate Black Americans' chances of economic success   Americans consistently believe that poor African Americans are more likely to move up the economic ladder than they actually are, a new study shows. 1d Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvarNy strategi för att utrota polio   Samtidigt som världen håller på att smälta det faktum att vi kommer att få leva med det nya coronaviruset under en överskådlig tid, finns långgående planer för hur man ska få bort ett annat elakt virus från jordens yta – polio, även kallad barnförlamning. Projektet att utrota polio var nära att lyckas för några år sedan. År 2016 noterades endast 22 fall, men sedan upptäcktes 175 fall år 2019 och d 1d ExtremeTechExtreme – ExtremeTechReport: German State of Bavaria May Partner With Intel to Build Chip Factory   Intel's newest factory, Fab 42, became fully operational in 2020 on the company's Ocotillo campus in Chandler, Arizona. Fab 42 produces microprocessors using the company's 10nm manufacturing processes. In March 2021, Intel announced a $20 billion investment to build out two new factories (or "fabs") on the Ocotillo campus. The company expects to begin planning and construction activities this yea 1d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyWhy we dispute 'Dunbar's number': Can people really maintain only 150 relationships?   Many of us are aware of the claim that humans can maintain no more than 150 friendships. That figure is called "Dunbar's number" after the evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar, who first introduced the idea three decades ago. Dunbar claimed that the number of neurons in the neurocortex would limit an organism's capacity to process social information. This would in turn limit the number of relati 1d Phys.orgDevelopment of ultra-high-resolution printed electronics using dual surface architectonics   NIMS has developed a dual surface architectonic process which enables to print submicrometer-scale circuit patterns by increasing the chemical polarity of predetermined areas on surface, thereby promoting selective adhesion of metallic nanoparticles to these areas. In this process, the patterned polarity is achieved by simple treatments in ambient air which increase the surface's adhesiveness to i 1d Phys.orgDatabase provides details about officer-involved shootings and deadly incidents   When examining data regarding police officer–involved homicides, correlations to local data regarding race, income level and population density may seem obvious. But Brian Finch, professor (research) of sociology and spatial sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, suggests that less obvious factors, such as the level of municipal debt in the city in which the homicide o 1d Phys.orgPicturing our planet and its climate 520 million years ago, when animals diversified throughout the oceans   Most animal groups populating our planet today appeared during the early Cambrian (by about 520 million years ago), establishing the animal-rich biosphere we still have today. Despite the biological importance of this time, there are still substantial uncertainties about what Earth was actually like then, in particular the position of the continents and the nature of the climate. These uncertainti 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsVirtual training helps underserved middle schoolers hone social skills   Middle school, a time when children's brains are undergoing significant development, is often also a time of new challenges in navigating the social world. Recent research from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas demonstrates the power of combining a virtual platform with live coaching to help students enhance their social skills and confidence in a low-risk environment. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsDeclining treatment during maternity care can foster tension between patients and providers   When a pregnant person declines a recommended treatment such as prenatal testing or an epidural, tension and strife may ensue between the patient and provider, according to a new analysis by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and the University of British Columbia. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsBourneville's tuberous sclerosis: everything unfolds in the brain shortly after birth   By disrupting postnatal development in GABAergic interneurons, a genetic mutation appears to be at the origin of the neurological disorders associated with a disease affecting one in 6,000 children. 1d Phys.orgResearch examines motives of internet trolling   As social media and other online networking sites have grown in usage, so too has trolling—an internet practice in which users intentionally seek to draw others into pointless and, at times, uncivil conversations. 1d Discover MagazineWhat Is The Difference Between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC?     1d Phys.orgWill the pandemic experience help us address climate change?   A giant wave called recession arrived with COVID-19. But those surges will be followed by a bigger, even less manageable one—a devastating tsunami called climate change. 1d Phys.orgDiscovered: How ladybugs stick to surfaces without losing legs at takeoff   NIMS, the University of Tokyo and the University of Kiel have jointly ascertained the tarsal adhesion mechanisms employed by ladybird beetles, which had been debated for decades. 1d Dagens MedicinSundhedsøkonom: Sygeplejerskestrejken presser ikke det danske sundhedsvæsen   Selv om enkelte sygehusafdelinger er meget berørt af strejken, er kun en begrænset andel af patienterne berørt, siger professor i sundhedsøkonomi Jakob Kjellberg. 1d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsPublisher Correction: Resting state alpha oscillatory activity is a valid and reliable marker of schizotypy   Scientific Reports, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92571-8 1d Scientific American ContentA Teenager with Autism Protects the Planet, a Tale of Love and Science, and Other New Books   Recommendations from the editors of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com 1d Phys.orgAssessment tool shows 33 aquatic species worldwide pose 'very high risk' of invasion   A global risk-assessment tool shows 33 nonnative aquatic species worldwide pose a "very high risk" of becoming invasive in current and future climate conditions. 1d Phys.orgExoskeletal microstructure of extremely hard coconut crab claws   The NIMS Research Center for Structural Materials and the Okinawa Churashima Foundation Research Center jointly ascertained the microstructure and chemical composition of the extremely tough exoskeletons of coconut crab claws, which are capable of generating a stronger pinching force than those of any other crustacean. They also succeeded in creating three-dimensional images of the claws' complex 1d Phys.orgOSCAR detects cells in standby mode Single NK Stem Cells •   Dormancy is a sleep-like state of cells that protects them from genetic damage and thus prolongs their survival. This state is reversible and characterized by low metabolic activity and division rate. Researchers from the Leibniz Institute on Aging—Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) and the University of Oxford, UK, developed a method to detect dormancy in real time. Using the fluorescence measurement 1d IngeniørenSpørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor er Månens skygge nogle gange helt lige?   En læser undrer sig over, hvorfor Månen nærmest har form som en citronmåne frem for den buede måne, vi oftest ser. Det svarer lektor emeritus fra Aarhus Universitet på. 1d NatureThe wrong way   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01639-y A winning proposal. 1d NatureDaily briefing: 'Living fossil' coelacanths can live to 100   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01713-5 Distinctive fish reach maturity around 50 and their pregnancies last at least 5 years. Plus, 100 years since the discovery of insulin and how our ancestors learned to love bread and beer. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsHad COVID-19? One vaccine dose enough; boosters for all, study says   Two mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 have proven safe and effective in clinical trials, as well as in the millions of people who have been vaccinated so far. But how prior SARS-CoV-2 infection affects vaccine response, and how long that response lasts, are still uncertain. Now, a new study in ACS Nano supports increasing evidence that people who had COVID-19 need only one vaccine dose, and that boos 1d Dagens MedicinImmunologiens førstedame modtager pris for sin banebrydende indsats mod kræft   Gennem snart tre årtier har professor, overlæge og centerleder Inge Marie Svane helliget sig kræftforskning og -behandling. Det har sat Danmark på verdenskortet som førende inden for immunterapi. Inge Marie Svane modtager Marie & August Krogh Prisen 2021 for sin indsats. 1d Science-Based MedicineThe Delta Variant   The emergence of the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, leading to more cases of COVID-19, is a reminder that we have not won this race against the pandemic yet. The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine . 1d Dagens MedicinForskere i børns sundhed og trivsel roser ny overenskomst for almen praksis   Ny overenskomst for almen praksis vækker glæde på Center for Almen Medicin på Københavns Universitet. »Overenskomsten sætter børns trivsel og sundhed i fokus på en måde, der ikke er set tidligere,« siger lektor og ph.d. Anette Hauskov Graungaard. 1d ScienceSummer books of 2021: Technology   John Thornhill's selection of the best mid-year reads 1d Dagens MedicinLedende lægeduo fortsætter parløb på Kirurgisk Afdeling på Nordsjællands Hospital   Bo Gyldendahl Bengtsson og Peter Svenningsen er begge blevet fastansat som ledende overlæger på Kirurgisk Afdeling på Nordsjællands Hospital. Begge har været konstitueret i samme stillinger siden februar 2020. 1d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyA lone tree helps birds and bees navigate farmland, like a stepping stone between habitats   Vast, treeless paddocks and fields can be dangerous for wildlife, who encounter them as "roadblocks" between natural areas nearby. But our new research found even one lone tree in an otherwise empty paddock can make a huge difference to an animal's movement. 1d Dagens MedicinLars Gaardhøj er ny regionsrådsformand i hovedstaden   Et enigt regionsråd i hovedstaden udpegede tirsdag aften den socialdemokratiske gruppeformand til at afløse Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, der fortsætter som menigt medlem frem til valgt til november. 1d Phys.orgCharge transfer systems as potential building blocks for future's electronic nanodevices   Colorful organic materials have fascinated scientists already for more than 200 years. The color of an organic material typically arises from light-matter-interactions that involve electronic transitions such as charge transfer (CT) within or between organic molecules. Modern research has shown that besides being colorants, organic CT materials can be used for many more applications such as photov 1d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyCOVID lab-leak theory: 'Rare' genetic sequence doesn't mean the virus was engineered   The theory that the COVID-19 pandemic was triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 virus being leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China was recently given new life following an explosive article in the Wall Street Journal(WSJ), in which the authors claimed "the most compelling reason to favor the lab leak hypothesis is firmly based in science." But does the science really support the claim that the 1d Dagens MedicinUdkantslæge om OK21: Gode takter, men desværre lidt tandløst   Ulighed i sundhed er blevet fremhævet af Danske Regioner og sundhedsminister Magnus Heunicke som et fokusområde i forbindelse med, at den nye overenskomst for almen praksis er lagt frem. Som læge i udkanten kan det dog være svært at få øje på konkrete tiltag, der skal gøre noget ved problemet, skriver praktiserende læge Jannik Falhof. 1d NatureWhen digging up the dead was decorous   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01695-4 Death cults in early medieval Europe included inspections of mortal remains. 1d ExtremeTechExtreme – ExtremeTechTesla Built a Supercomputer to Develop Camera-Only Self-Driving Tech   Cars are smarter than they've ever been, which is a problem in the age of semiconductor shortages. All those scarce chips help vehicles like Tesla's drive themselves, but only in certain conditions and with a ton of sensor hardware. Now, Tesla is talking about what it sees as the next leap in autonomous driving that could do away with lidar and radar, leaving self-driving cars to get around with 1d Phys.orgHow engineered bacteria could clean up oilsands pollution and mining waste   Rampant industrialization has caused our planet to warm at an unprecedented rate. Glaciers are melting away and sea levels are rising. Droughts last longer and are more devastating. Forest fires are more intense. Extreme, once-in-a-generation weather events—such as Category 5 hurricanes—seem to be occurring on an annual basis. 1d 60-Second ScienceThis Newly Discovered Species of Tree Hyrax Goes Bark in the Night   A study makes the case for the new species based on its looks, genes and sounds 1d Dagens MedicinNy rapport: Danmark dumper igen i osteoporose-behandling   En ny opgørelse understreger, at osteoporose-behandlingen i Danmark halter efter sammenlignet med andre europæiske lande. Overlæge håber, at torsdagens osteoporosekonference på Christiansborg kan sætte skub i både opsporing og behandling af osteoporose herhjemme. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsAn unexpected discovery: Inflammatory proteins may slow cognitive decline in aging adults   In a new study researchers report that elevated levels of two chemical mediators of inflammation, known as cytokines, are associated with slower cognitive decline in aging adults. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSubconscious changes in movement may predict Alzheimer's disease   The team found that FMAR was associated with preclinical AD pathology in women, suggesting that FMAR may be a new biomarker for AD before cognitive symptoms begin. 1d FuturismWin Over $5,000 In Amazon Gear While Supporting A Great Cause   For all the wild, futuristic tech Amazon deploys, from its web architecture tools to its delivery drones , it's really their smart home tech that's made the deepest impression. And now you can make your home an Alexa haven, while supporting a good cause, with our Amazon giveaway bundle . In our giveaway, you could win over $5,000 worth of Amazon tech, with everything you need for a smarter home f 1d Nyheder – Forskning – VidenskabFem passagertyper: Sådan reagerer vi på bøder i bussen   Vi reagerer vidt forskelligt som passagerer, hvis vi bliver taget uden gyldig billet i bussen, viser… 1d forskning.seSämre språkförmåga och självreglering hos ekonomiskt utsatta förskolebarn   Barn med låg socioekonomisk status riskerar att ligga efter jämnåriga redan när de börjar skolan. En stor undersökning av förskolebarn visar skillnader i språkutveckling och förmågor som uppmärksamhet, arbetsminne och problemlösning. Att det finns ett samband mellan barns språkutveckling samt vissa andra förmågor och faktorer som kön och socioekonomisk bakgrund (se förklaring längre ner, redaktio 1d NatureCOVID vaccines and breastfeeding: what the data say   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01680-x The vaccines do not pass through breastmilk, but antibodies do — providing hope that breastfed babies might have some level of protection. 1d IngeniørenSverige udelukker Huawei fra 5G-nettet   Endnu et europæisk land melder sig under den Huawei-skeptiske fane. 1d IngeniørenDanmarks største rutsjebane med 4,1G   Hollandske Vekoma står bag Fårup Sommerlands nye forlystelse – et monster af en rutsjebane til 100 millioner kroner. 1d IngeniørenVagthund: 744 klima-milliarder til europæiske landbrug var forgæves   Trods ambitiøse klimatilskud til landbruget siden 2014 har sektoren stået i klimamæssig stampe , lyder opsigtsvækkende kritik fra den europæiske revisionsret. 1d Dagens MedicinIngen overlevelsesgevinst ved afkøling efter hjertestop   Nyt stort dansk-svensk studie viser samme overlevelsesgrad blandt nedkølede og ikke-nedkølede hjertestoppatienter. Overlæge er stolt af resultaterne og mener, at studiet sætter nye standarder. 1d Dagens MedicinRolfs opdagelse fik Sundhedsstyrelsen til at skrotte AstraZenecas COVID-19-vaccine   Her er fortællingen om den 36-årige reservelæge Rolf Blauenfeldt, der opdagede det første tilfælde af VITT i Danmark. Hans indberetning om mulige bivirkninger var stærkt medvirkende til, at AstraZenecas COVID-19-vaccine blev fjernet fra det danske og norske vaccineprogram. 1d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsFatty acid desaturase 2 (FADS 2) rs174575 (C/G) polymorphism, circulating lipid levels and susceptibility to type-2 diabetes mellitus   Scientific Reports, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92572-7 1d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsSerum protein triplet TGF-β1, TIMP-1, and YKL-40 serve as diagnostic and prognostic profile for astrocytoma   Scientific Reports, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92328-3 1d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsThe study of differences by region and type of gambling on the degree of gambling addiction in Japan   Scientific Reports, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92137-8 1d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsCoordinated gas release among the physostomous fish sprat (Sprattus sprattus)   Scientific Reports, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92585-2 Coordinated gas release among the physostomous fish sprat ( Sprattus sprattus ) 1d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsAutomated parasitological diagnosis in clinical microbiology laboratories   Scientific Reports, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92441-3 1d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsCVD 103-HgR live, attenuated cholera vaccine strain viability in drinking waters from the US and Europe   Scientific Reports, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92182-3 1d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsA simple high-speed random number generator with minimal post-processing using a random Raman fiber laser   Scientific Reports, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92668-0 1d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsNetCleave: an open-source algorithm for predicting C-terminal antigen processing for MHC-I and MHC-II   Scientific Reports, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92632-y 1d Future(s) StudiesNew renewables now beating most operational coal   submitted by /u/Tabodo [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesLegal experts worldwide draw up 'historic' definition of ecocide | Draft law is intended to prosecute offences against the environment, and if adopted by ICC, the first new international crime since the 1940s when Nazi leaders were prosecuted at the Nuremberg trials.   submitted by /u/lughnasadh [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesRussia wants to send cosmonauts to China space station: The mission would be complicated.   submitted by /u/lughnasadh [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesThis is The World-First 100% Hydrogen "Skateboard" Truck. It Has A 500 Mile Range   submitted by /u/Weird-Specialist-891 [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesWhen can we see Universal Healthcare in the United States?   I just want to know the answer, if we don't get Universal Healthcare within 10 years I think I'm going to move out. Does anybody know the answer? Or at least can speculate a little. submitted by /u/zacharyarons [link] [comments] 1d Future(s) StudiesMydecine Innovations kicks off machine learning-based drug discovery program   submitted by /u/Chris_in_Lijiang [link] [comments] 1d IngeniørenAnbefaling fra EU ligner gedigen hovedpine for amerikansk cloud   PLUS. Siden november sidste år har mange ventet i spænding på det Europæiske Databeskyttelsesråds endelige anbefalinger til supplerende foranstaltninger. Nu er de endelig kommet, og det ser ud til, at cloud-hovedpinen fortsætter. 1d NatureProtective efficacy of Ad26.COV2.S against SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351 in macaques   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03732-8 1d NatureA 21st-birthday wish for Young Academies of science   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01677-6 A global movement of younger researchers is making its mark. Science must listen and learn from its next generation. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCellular signatures of kidney tumours discovered   The origins of seven types of kidney cancer, including several rare subtypes, have been identified by researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology and Oncode Institute. The findings confirm that these cancers have their origin in specific forms of developmental cells present in the maturing fetus. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsLow-cost method for finding new coronavirus variants   Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a technology for cost-effective surveillance of the global spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants. The technique is presented in the scientific journal Nature Communications. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsClimate change makes arctic ozone loss worse   Results of the MOSAiC expedition show: the expected recovery of the ozone layer may fail to happen anytime soon, if global warming is not slowed down. 1d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsAuthor Correction: Deep learning boosts sensitivity of mass spectrometry-based immunopeptidomics   Nature Communications, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24263-w 1d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsOptical force mapping at the single-nanometre scale   Nature Communications, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24136-2 Direct visualisation of 3D vector distributions of photoinduced fields can shed light on the optical and mechanical behaviour of different materials. Here, the authors demonstrate such visualisation using photoinduced force microscopy by observing the optical gradient force at the nanometer scale. 1d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsHigh-pressure reversibility in a plastically flexible coordination polymer crystal   Nature Communications, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24165-x Mechanically flexible single crystals are promising materials for advanced technological applications. Here, the authors study the high pressure response of a plastically flexible coordination polymer and provide indication of an overall disparate mechanical response of bulk flexibility and quasi-hydrostatic com 1d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsATRX promotes heterochromatin formation to protect cells from G-quadruplex DNA-mediated stress   Nature Communications, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24206-5 ATRX is a chromatin remodeling protein, which loss has been associated to replication stress, DNA damage, and DNA repair failures that drive genome instability. Here the authors reveal that ATRX protects genomic integrity at G4-containing regions by maintaining these regions in a closed heterochromatic state. 1d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsTransforming biorefinery designs with 'Plug-In Processes of Lignin' to enable economic waste valorization   Nature Communications, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23920-4 The current biorefineries yield lignin with inadequate fractionation for bioconversion, yet substantial changes of these biorefinery designs could jeopardize carbohydrate efficiency and increase capital costs. Here the authors resolve the dilemma by designing 'plug-in processes of lignin' to enable economic wast 1d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsTransition-metal-free allylation of 2-azaallyls with allyl ethers through polar and radical mechanisms   Nature Communications, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24027-6 Allylation of nucleophiles with less reactive electrophiles, such as carbonates, usually requires a transition-metal catalyst. Here, the authors show a transition-metal-free allylation strategy with allyl ether electrophiles to form homoallylic amine derivatives in up to 92% yield. 1d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsHuman cytomegalovirus-induced host protein citrullination is crucial for viral replication   Nature Communications, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24178-6 Citrullination is a posttranslational modification of arginines. Here, the authors show that HCMV infection increases citrullination of host and virus proteins to promote infection and that citrullinated interferon-inducible protein IFIT1 is impaired in RNA binding, as a potential mechanism of evasion. 1d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsSingle-cell transcriptomic analysis reveals disparate effector differentiation pathways in human Treg compartment   Nature Communications, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24213-6 Human Treg cells are central to immune tolerance, yet their heterogeneity and differentiation remain incompletely understood. Here the authors perform single-cell RNA and T cell receptor sequencing to resolve Treg cells from healthy individuals and patients with or without acute graft-versus-host disease reveali 1d VidenGlemt solcremen igen? Dagcreme med solfaktor kan være nok til at beskytte dig   Der er nogle faldgruber, hvis du bruger dagcreme eller makeup med solfaktor. 1d IngeniørenKommuner landet over tjekker skoler efter fund af løse betonelementer   PLUS. Aalborg Kommunes opdagelse af løse og skæve betonfacader på flere skoler, får nu flere kommuner til at tjekke de skoler, der er konstrueret med samme byggesystem. 1d NatureMars selfie, Betelgeuse mystery and the impact of journal closure   Nature, Published online: 23 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01679-4 The latest science news, in brief. 1d Phys.orgMexico's Caribbean coast hit by heavy seaweed, more expected   Environmentalists and tourism operators on Mexico's Caribbean coast are complaining about mounds of foul-smelling sargassum—a seaweed-like algae—that are piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown. 1d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyNew device refines scientists' ability to sort and process human cells   An innovative new device which can examine and separate single cells on the basis of their response to stimuli could boost personalized medicine and advance our understanding of our own molecular mechanisms. 1d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyColombia has the world's largest variety of butterfly species: study   Colombia is home to the world's largest variety of butterflies, approximately 20 percent of all known species, according to a study published Tuesday by the Natural History Museum in London. 1d Phys.orgTunisia 'trailblazer' in Mediterranean seaweed farming   Wading knee-deep in the calm waters of a lagoon, workers in northern Tunisia harvest red seaweed, in a nation dubbed a Mediterranean "trailblazer" in cultivating the in-demand plant. 1d Phys.orgXi lauds 'new horizon' for humanity in space chat with astronauts   President Xi Jinping on Wednesday lauded the work of three astronauts building China's first space station as opening "new horizons" in humanity's bid to explore the cosmos. 1d Phys.orgCIBER-2 experiment successfully completes first flight   By sending a Black Brant IX rocket on a 15-minute flight to space and back, researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology, Caltech, Kwansei Gakuin University, and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute glimpsed traces of light from the earliest stages of the universe. The Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment-2 (CIBER-2) completed a successful first launch on June 7 at the White Sands Mi 1d Phys.orgNew report highlights best practices for sustainable rural infrastructure   Interstate highway systems and networks of dense urban roads typically receive top billing on maps, in infrastructure legislation and in travelers' daily commuting routes. However, more than 80% of all US roads are considered low-volume roads—defined as those that carry fewer than 1000 vehicles per day. According to a new report published by the Ecological Society of America, "The Ecology of Rural 1d Phys.orgPolitical variables carried more weight than healthcare in government response to COVID-19   Political institutions such as the timing of elections and presidentialism had a larger influence on COVID-19 strategies than the institutions organizing national healthcare, according to a research team led by a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York. 1d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyMicroRNAs may play a role in COVID-19   New research published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine indicates that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, produces microRNAs that can have impacts on infected cells. MicroRNAs are genetic molecules that prevent the production of particular proteins by binding to and destroying messenger RNAs that code for those proteins. 1d Science | The GuardianGot hiccups? Try Picasso's sharp cure | Brief letters   Active ageing | Hiccups | Food exports | Going cashless | Kublas At 90, I walk my lurcher twice a day (1.5 miles minimum), do the cryptic crossword (93% success this year), take more than two services a month at Methodist churches, preach once a month in my parish church, and am looking forward to the annual Wainwright challenge (climbing 2,176ft Tarn Crag) and the reopening of our village youth 1d Phys.orgStudy on fiscal policy advocates for making hay while the sun shines   A study published in Economic Inquiry that examined data from 133 countries from 1950-2014 found that a reduction in fiscal space—with fiscal space being the ability of governments to provide resources without undermining fiscal sustainability—in high income countries following the global financial crisis in 2007-2009 prevented these economies from adopting countercyclical fiscal policies. A count 1d Phys.orgForeign-born status, but not acquired US citizenship, protects many immigrants from criminal victimization   Until recently, data on criminal victimization did not include information on the status—immigrant or citizen—of respondents. In a recent study, researchers used new data that include respondents' status to explore the association between citizenship status and risk of victimization. They found that for many, a person's foreign-born status, but not their acquired U.S. citizenship, protects against 1d Phys.orgParental monitoring and consistency in adolescence can reduce young Black men's likelihood of criminal behavior   New research examined the effect of different parenting styles during adolescence on crime among African American men. The study found that parenting styles characterized by little behavioral control placed youth at significant risk for adult crime, even though some of those styles included high levels of nurturance. In contrast, youth whose parents monitored them, were consistent in their parenti 1d Phys.orgVideo: How to awkwardly interact with people at a bar using chemistry   With pandemic restrictions lifting in the U.S., we're starting to get back out in the world, meeting up with friends and coworkers at restaurants and bars. 1d Phys.orgTeachers want to encourage children to take a public stand against climate change   More than half of teachers in England are in favor of teaching children to take direct action against climate change and break the rules to make their point, according to a new survey. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsUniversal health care benefited colon cancer survival   Patients with colon cancer enrolled in the U.S. military's universal health care system experienced improved survival compared with patients in the general population, according to results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 1d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsReview shows minimal, high-quality evidence dietary supplements lead to weight loss   Although Americans spend billions on them, published research shows a lack of strong evidence that dietary supplements and alternative therapies help adults lose weight, according to a new study published in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society (TOS). 1d Vetenskap och HälsaNedkylning vid hjärtstopp förbättrade inte överlevnaden   Sedan 2005 har riktlinjerna för vård av medvetslösa hjärtstoppspatienter varit att kyla ned kroppstemperaturen till 33 grader. En randomiserad klinisk studie med 1900 patienter visar att denna behandling inte förbättrar överlevnaden. – Resultaten kommer att påverka riktlinjerna för intensivvård i hela världen, säger en av forskarna. 2d Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvarForntidens människor blev äldre än man trott   Brutalt, torftig och kort. Så har livet på forntiden ofta sammanfattats. Fast var det verkligen så kort? En ny analysmetod kan bedöma hög ålder – och det visar sig att äldre personer i gamla gravar systematiskt har bedömts vara yngre. 2d MIT Technology ReviewPodcast: Hired by an algorithm   If you've applied for a job lately, it's all but guaranteed that your application was reviewed by software—in most cases, before a human ever laid eyes on it. In this episode, the first in a four-part investigation into automated hiring practices, we speak with the CEOs of ZipRecruiter and CareerBuilder, and one of the architects of LinkedIn's algorithmic job-matching system, to explore how AI is 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsResearch may help identify more dangerous strains of the virus that causes COVID-19   Viral mutations during the COVID-19 pandemic could cause the SARS-CoV-2 virus to become more dangerous. A new study published in Genetic Epidemiology has examined the genetic code of SARS-CoV-2 viruses that have infected patients, looking for links between different mutations and patient deaths. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsLow energy hydrogenation without hydrogen: Efficient catalysis in a stable emulsion gel   UJ researchers take a novel step to change hydrogenation into a safe, low energy process. They use a very stable three phase emulsion to transform a toxic waste product into valuable feedstock. The process does not require flammable, compressed hydrogen gas. The emulsion catalysis efficiently hydrogenates nitrobenzene at room temperature to output aniline. Aniline is widely used in the pharmaceuti 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCompost improves apple orchard sustainability   Applying compost in apple orchards could reduce the need for synthetic fertilizer. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMethodology from GWAS accurately flags more deadly SARS-CoV-2 variant   Using genome-wide association studies (GWAS) methodology to analyze whole-genome sequencing data of SARS-CoV-2 mutations and COVID-19 mortality data can identify highly pathogenic variants of the virus that should be flagged for containment, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MIT researchers. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSchools should strive to improve students' food literacy   An article published in the Journal of School Health stresses that food literacy–understanding the impact of food choices on our health, environment, and economy–should be a priority for K-12 schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCan genetic tests predict children's risk of developing scoliosis?   In a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, investigators developed and validated a genetic risk score for predicting the onset and severity of the most common type of scoliosis in adolescents–called adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsInsights on the link between chronic stress and Alzheimer's disease   Chronic psychosocial stress–which involves a pathway called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis)–may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. A new review published in Biological Reviews describes how environmental and genetic factors can impact individuals' HPA axis, and ultimately their risk of Alzheimer's disease. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsDo hormonal contraceptives impact glaucoma risk?   Women who currently use hormonal contraceptives face more than a 2-fold higher risk of developing glaucoma, according to an analysis of electronic medical records for women aged 15-45 years from 2008 to 2018. The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology analysis included 2,366 women who developed glaucoma and 9,464 controls. 2d ScienceSummer books of 2021: Science   Clive Cookson selects his best mid-year reads 2d Future(s) StudiesFuture workday in 100 years?   What will a future workday be like in 100 years? Would it similar to today or radically different? submitted by /u/cam292 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesWhat underdeveloped countries do you think have the greatest future potential?   I was just thinking of a future world where we had things like mega cities and emergent technologies like vertical farming, and it made me wonder what countries have the greatest potential for development. One region of the world that usually gets overlooked is Central Asia, Kazakhstan in particular. In a future world, especially one where climate change goes unchecked, we are going to need to re 2d Future(s) StudiesJapan proposes four-day working week to improve work-life balance – The Japanese government has just unveiled its annual economic policy guidelines, which include new recommendations that companies permit their staff to opt to work four days a week instead of the typical five.   submitted by /u/Gari_305 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesFully Functioning Robotic Prosthetics?   Ok so. This is a throwaway account, but I'm still real nervous to explain my situation… oh fuck it… here goes, Reddit. A bit about me: M20. American. No arms. No legs. Ok so first of all, yes, fuck that. It has been quite the pain in the ass. No, it wasn't caused by some accident I had… yes, I was born like it, but otherwise have no physical or mental problems etc…. and do I still live a 2d Future(s) StudiesStanford researchers develop new software for designing sustainable cities. New technology could help cities around the world improve people's lives while saving billions of dollars   submitted by /u/QuantumThinkology [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesPing An researchers develop AI-powered drug discovery framework. The deep learning framework proposed by Ping An learns molecular representations from large volumes of unlabelled molecules   submitted by /u/QuantumThinkology [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesDrug researchers discover potent class of molecules that kills malaria parasite   submitted by /u/QuantumThinkology [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesThe intestine has the unique characteristic of being in a continuous state of self-renewal. Now, researchers decoded the mechanisms of this cell renewal process   submitted by /u/QuantumThinkology [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesNASA has announced a pair of winners in its Vascular Tissue Challenge, both of whom succeeded in creating functional human liver tissue using 3D printing technologies.   submitted by /u/lughnasadh [link] [comments] 2d ScienceA new generation of wealthy people are basing themselves in Dubai   City has gambled on keeping its border open to the world during the pandemic 2d IngeniørenNGO: 900.000 danske engangskopper ender i havet hvert år   PLUS. Engangsplast i havene stammer ikke kun fra åbne lossepladser i fjerne lande. Også danske kopper, gafler og madindpakning finder vej til havene, estimerer miljøorganisation. Dansk forsker er enig, men tager organisationens beregninger med et gran salt. 2d FuturismStock Up On The Educational Courses You Won't Find On Amazon Prime Day   Amazon may have little security drones it wants to fly through your house , but what it doesn't have is the online courses you need to get ahead in your career and understand the latest tech. And for a limited time, all of these courses are just $20 each, so act fast The Professional Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle Spreadsheets are some of the most effective and widely used forms of 2d cognitive scienceFreeEEG32 crowdfunding started   submitted by /u/dmitryneuro [link] [comments] 2d FuturismThis Advanced Sports Drink Uses Adaptogens To Help You Reach Peak Performance   Science has come a long way since the first sports drink was debuted over 40 years ago. Today, people want a drink that has all the benefits of a sports drink, but without all the unnecessary filler ingredients like sugar, especially with more than 50 percent of Americans looking to lose pandemic pounds . Between returning to work, getting back to your routine at the gym, and being social, it's a 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy reveals agriculture-related injuries more numerous than previously known   A new study by Penn State researchers, who looked at emergency room admissions across the US over a recent five-year period in a novel way, suggests that the agriculture industry is even more dangerous than previously believed. 2d Science MagazineHow glasswing butterflies grow their invisible wings   Mysterious "ghosts" of the rainforest are covered in antiglare bristles 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsWVU research finds 'excess deaths' in Amish and Mennonite communities during pandemic   New research from WVU sociologists suggests that the Amish population saw "excess deaths" in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers theorize distrust in preventative medicine and history of religious persecution played a role in the death spike. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy provides MIS-C treatment guidance   An analysis conducted by a group of investigators including Tamara Bradford, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, found that children and adolescents with Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) initially treated with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) plus glucocorticoids had a lower risk of new or persistent cardiovascular dysfunction 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsHealth care leaders call for national focus on preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia   A group of health care leaders, including a University of Massachusetts Amherst nurse innovator, has published a national call to action to prevent non-ventilator-associated, hospital-acquired pneumonia (NVHAP). 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMaking our computers more secure   Columbia Engineering researchers who are leading experts in computer security recently presented two major papers on memory safety that make computer systems more secure at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture. This new research, which has zero to little effect on system performance, is already being used to create a processor for the Air Force Research Lab. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsAsymmetry in CO2 emissions and removals could skew climate targets: SFU research   "CO2 emissions are more effective at raising atmospheric CO2 concentration than CO2 removals are at lowering it," says Kirsten Zickfeld, a distinguished professor of climate science in SFU's Department of Geography and lead author of a new paper published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSFRP2 and PD-1 immunotherapy combination halts osteosarcoma metastasis in model   In a cancer that has not seen new targeted therapies for over 20 years, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center researcher and oncologist Nancy Klauber-DeMore, M.D., is pioneering new discoveries. Using a combination of personal passion and expertise, Klauber-DeMore shifted her knowledge of the pro-angiogenic protein SFRP2 in breast cancer to address the lack of treatment options for patients with aggressive 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNew machine learning methods could improve environmental predictions   The study predicts flow and temperature in river networks. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy finds common protein in blood enables human fertilization and fighting infection   A new University of California, Irvine-led study reveals albumin (Alb), among the most abundant proteins in the body, activates a proton channel (hHv1), also widespread in the body, giving sperm the ability to penetrate and fertilize an egg, and allowing white blood cells to secrete large amounts of inflammatory mediators to fight infection. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNot all dietary proteins are created equal   A new manuscript recently published in The Journal of Nutrition investigated the physiological response to various ounce equivalents of protein food sources and found that the consumption of ounce equivalents of animal-based protein food sources resulted in greater gain in whole-body net protein balance above baseline than the ounce equivalents of plant-based protein food sources. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsOntario students more likely to drive after consuming cannabis than alcohol   Ontario students are more likely to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after smoking cannabis than drinking alcohol, a new study from researchers at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Medicine has revealed. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsA more robust memory device for AI systems   Researchers from Northwestern Engineering and the University of Messina in Italy have developed a new magnetic memory device based on antiferromagnetic materials that could bolster memory-intensive computing applications, including artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency mining. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsAttention anti-vaccinators: Skin reactions to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are no cause for alarm   Vivid photos of the red 'COVID arm' rash and reports of facial swelling in patients who have received dermatological fillers after Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccination for COVID-19 may increase patients' concerns about mRNA vaccine side effects and contribute to vaccine hesitancy. A comprehensive review in Clinics in Dermatology, conducted by University of Connecticut School of Medicine research 2d Livescience.comPrime Day deal: Convert motion into light with a DIY hand-crank flashlight kit, 40% off   Get 40% off this STEM activity kit on Prime Day. 2d Phys.orgRescued sea turtles: some to be released, some still sick   The Mississippi Aquarium plans to release seven endangered sea turtles this week, but other institutions in New Orleans and Mississippi are still treating turtles rescued in the fall from frigid New England waters 2d ScienceDailySome seafloor microbes can take the heat: And here's what they eat   In two new studies on life in the seafloor of the Guaymas Basin, in the Gulf of California, scientists show that distinct regions within the Basin harbor specially adapted microorganisms; discover new microbial inhabitants of this deep-sea community; and suggest how the community may be dramatically influencing carbon cycling in the hot seafloor sediments. 2d ScienceDaily'Urban green space affects citizens' happiness'   A recent study revealed that as a city becomes more economically developed, its citizens' happiness becomes more directly related to the area of urban green space. 2d ScienceDailyCancer immunotherapy may self-limit its efficacy   Cancer immunotherapy involving drugs that inhibit CTLA-4 also activates an unwanted response that may self-limit its efficacy in fighting tumors, according to a new study. 2d ScienceDailyA 'bio-refinery': Using the chemistry of willow trees to treat municipal wastewater   Millions of liters of primary municipal wastewater can be treated sustainably using fast-growing willow trees while also producing renewable bioenergy and 'green' chemicals, researchers find. 2d ScienceDailyUnchecked climate change will cause severe drying of the Amazon forest   Amazon rain forests could be at far higher risk of extreme drought than previously thought, according to new research. 2d ScienceDailyMetal catalysts used for environmental sustainability found to degrade and become less effective   New research is showing that some tiny catalysts being considered for industrial-scaled environmental remediation efforts may be unstable during operation. 2d Phys.orgRecycling robot could help solve soft plastic waste crisis   Despite an improvement in plastic recycling in recent years, landfill is a growing issue. Soft plastics like cling wrap and plastic bags are a major contributor to the problem, with 94 percent going to landfill in 2016-17. 2d Phys.orgMarine sediments explain how part of Brazil's Northeast region became semi-arid   Rainfall associated with the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), the belt of converging trade winds and rising air that encircles the Earth near the Equator, affects the food and water security of approximately 1 billion people worldwide. They include about 11% of the Brazilian population, concentrated in four states of the Northeast region—Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Piauí, and Maranhão. Large 2d Science MagazineAustralia's inaction on climate puts Great Barrier Reef 'in danger,' UNESCO report says   Draft decision for the World Heritage Committee urges country to step up the fight against global warming 2d Futurity.orgHoney bee queen guts host antifungal microbe   Researchers have identified a specific bacterial microbe that protects bees from fungal infection. The microbe is found in key colony environments such as queen guts and developing larval bees, as well as in honey and pollen. Honey bees are the most economically important agricultural pollinators on Earth, but their populations have been in decline for decades. The findings appear in the journal 2d Phys.orgSome seafloor microbes can take the heat: Here's what they eat   It's cold in the depths of the world's oceans; most of the seafloor is at a chilly 4°C. Not so the seafloor of Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California. Here, tectonic plates drift apart and heat from Earth's interior can rise up—so far up that it bakes large areas of the seafloor sediments, turning buried organic matter into methane and other energy-rich compounds. 2d Phys.orgPandemic shift to home working could create UK tax crisis   The shift to home working brought about by the pandemic could cost the UK economy up to £32 billion a year in lost personal income tax. 2d ScienceDailyFlash mob in the nucleus   The nucleus is much more than a storage compartment for chromosomes: It also contains the complex machinery producing transcripts of the genes that are currently needed and releases them into the cell body. Some of the proteins involved herein are not evenly distributed in the nucleus, but cluster at specific sites. A study now shows how these 'flash mobs' are regulated. 2d ScienceDailyHow pancreatic cancer cells dodge drug treatments   Pancreatic cancer cells typically rely on a mutant version of the KRAS protein to proliferate. These cancer cells can also survive losing KRAS by activating alternative growth pathways. Scientists discovered a new interaction between mutant KRAS and a protein complex called RSK1/NF1 that may be the source of this adaptive resistance. 2d ScienceDailyReady, set, go – how stem cells synchronize to repair the spinal cord in axolotls   Few animals can regenerate their spinal cord after an injury. The axolotl can mobilize stem cells in its spinal cord to regrow the lost tissue. An international team of scientists have investigated the early stages of this process. 2d ScienceDailyScientists identify combination of biological markers associated with severe dengue   Researchers have identified a combination of biological markers in patients with dengue that could predict whether they go on to develop moderate to severe disease. 2d ScienceDailyPersonality traits relate to being a morning or evening person   The link between the different hierarchies of personality, sleep patterns and even genetics has now been discovered. 2d ScienceDailySalt marsh plants may signal carbon capture capacity   Coastal wetlands like seagrass meadows, mangroves, and salt marshes play vital roles along the shoreline, from providing a buffer against storm surges, to providing critical habitat for animals, to capturing atmospheric carbon. We are still just beginning to comprehend the intricate workings of these highly productive ecosystems and their role in mitigating the climate crisis, but researchers are 2d ScienceDailyCrab species found to have asymmetrical male and female reproductive structures   Researchers have recently identified and described a new genus and species of xanthid crab found in Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Named Mabui calculus, it is the first among the 7,800 species of known crabs to have strongly asymmetrical male and female reproductive structures. 2d ScienceDailyInherited risk of early-onset cancer is higher among minority families   A new study shows inherited risk of early-onset cancer is significantly higher among Latino and African American families for solid tumors, and Asian/Pacific Islander families for blood-based cancers, compared to non-Latino white families in California. Researchers used California population-based health registries to evaluate the relative cancer risk among first-degree relatives of patients diagn 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsInvestigating a better treatment sequence for esophageal cancer   University of Colorado Cancer Center member Martin McCarter, MD, is investigating whether a new treatment sequence will result in better outcome for patients with esophageal cancer. As they await the results of a group of clinical trials, McCarter and other CU researchers looked at data from the National Cancer Database to identify other patients who have undergone the new sequence, and what the o 2d FuturismGet Better-Than-Amazon Prime Day Pricing On These Tech Deals   There's a breadth of great deals online, and to find unique pieces of technology that are better priced than anywhere else on the internet, check out this roundup. Skip the stuff sent to you from the despair closet . For a limited time, get these better-than-Amazon tech deals for fitness, safety, and a lot more. Nut Mini Tracker: 3-Pack With bidirectional alerts, one touch find, and three colors, 2d Future(s) StudiesVegan "Dairy-Identical" Cheese Made From Animal-Free Casein Will Launch In 2023   submitted by /u/supercaz [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesResearchers identify near-term opportunity for heavy-duty electric trucks: "research suggests certain short-haul operations can be electrified today with relatively low-power depot charging… 80% of heavy-duty trucks operate primarily within 200-mile range"   submitted by /u/altmorty [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesIs the real existential threat of AI not from a self-aware, hyper-capable computer system itself, but rather a bad actor using a 'dumb' but hyper-capable system for their own destructive means?   Would love to hear folk's thoughts. And if there is a better sub for this question please let me know! submitted by /u/JoeCedarFromAlameda [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesThis Is Germany's First 3D-Printed Residential Building   submitted by /u/Sorin61 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesA CCTV Company Is Paying Remote Workers In India To Yell At Armed Robbers – Clerks At 7-Eleven And Other Convenience Stores Are Being Constantly Monitored By A Voice Of God That Can Intervene From Thousands Of Miles Away.   submitted by /u/speckz [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesGabon is first African country paid to protect its rainforest   submitted by /u/filosoful [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesNew report shows 200 GW of offshore wind projects have been announced in last year   submitted by /u/thorium43 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesLevelized Cost of Electricity: Renewables Clearly Superior to Conventional Power Plants Due to Rising CO2 Prices – Fraunhofer ISE   submitted by /u/thorium43 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesSolar powered bioreactors make food from air, use less resources   submitted by /u/Sorin61 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesRetail workers are quitting at record rates for higher-paying work: 'My life isn't worth a dead-end job' – Some 649,000 employees gave notice in April, the sector's largest one-month exodus in over 20 years, a reflection of pandemic-era strains and a strengthening job market   submitted by /u/speckz [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesScientists Have Created A New Gene-Editing Tool That Could Outperform CRISPR – It is faster and simpler than CRISPR, enabling millions of genetic experiments to be performed simultaneously.   submitted by /u/speckz [link] [comments] 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsResearchers find signs of inflammation in brains of people who died of COVID-19   A detailed molecular analysis of tissue from the brains of individuals who died of COVID-19 reveals extensive signs of inflammation and neurodegeneration, but no sign of the virus that causes the disease. 2d ScienceDailyMushroom growing out of fossilized ant reveals new genus and species of fungal parasite   Oregon State University research has identified the oldest known specimen of a fungus parasitizing an ant, and the fossil also represents a new fungal genus and species. 2d ScienceDailyCohesin opens up for cell division   Scientists have uncovered a mechanism that allows a protein complex to bind to DNA without impeding some of the important processes of cell division. Their findings could further understandings of developmental disorders arising from mutations in the gene that codes for the complex. 2d ScienceDailyBoost for mouse genetic analysis   To understand what role an individual gene plays, biologists have, for 100 years, been using a trick of nature: While in principle, the genome in all cells of an organism is the same, mutations arise in individual cells. These mutations differentiate a cell from its neighbors, forming a 'genetic mosaic.' Now, researchers have advanced genetic mosaic analysis, making almost all genes in the mouse g 2d ScienceDailyIlluminating the mechanism behind how plants regulate starch synthesis   Biologists have used rice to successfully illuminate the mechanism by which plants regulate the amount of starch produced via photosynthesis. This knowledge could contribute towards improving the quality and yield of agricultural crops. 2d ScienceDailySecretin hormone induces satiation by activating brown fat   Researchers have discovered a new mechanism controlling satiation. According to the recently published study, the hormone secretin induces satiation by activating brown adipose tissue. 2d Futurity.orgAlgorithm could flag patients at risk of opioid relapse   Scientists have, for the first time, used a diagnostic technique that they believe has the potential to determine opioid-addicted patients who are more likely to relapse. Using an algorithm that looks for patterns in brain structure and functional connectivity, researchers were able to distinguish prescription opioid users from healthy participants. If treatment is successful, their brains will r 2d Futurity.orgDisparities are worse for LGB millennials than boomers   Mental and physical health disparities are worse among younger generations of queer Americans, according to a new study comparing lesbian, gay, and bisexual millennials and their older peers to those of their straight counterparts. In the first-ever population-based national study comparing mental and physical health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) Americans to their straight counterparts, Mic 2d Phys.orgFlash mob in the nucleus: Study clarifies why some proteins 'flock together'   Almost all cells in our body contain a nucleus: a somewhat spherical structure that is separated from the rest of the cell by a membrane. Each nucleus contains all the genetic information of the human being. It serves as a kind of library—but one with strict requirements: If the cell needs the building instructions for a protein, it won't simply borrow the original information. Instead, a transcri 2d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyNature bites back: Animals push human boundaries   The pandemic and climate change is testing as never before the delicate balance of human co-habitation with the natural world. 2d Futurity.orgGPS collar study may protect elephants from poachers   A new GPS-enabled study helps answer not only the questions of where and when African elephants in Gabon move, but also why. The study provides the first landscape-scale documentation of elephant movements across and between seven national parks in Gabon. How can you protect an endangered elephant if you don't know where it is or where it's likely to go next? That's the quandary conservationists 2d ScienceDailyPerovskite memory devices with ultra-fast switching speed   A research team has successfully developed halide perovskite-based memory with an ultra-fast switching speed. 2d ScienceDailyAR can improve the lives of older adults, so why are apps designed mainly for youngsters?   Older people affected by memory loss have much to gain from AR technology, yet a study exploring the use of augmented reality to support older adults at home finds the user interface is sometimes confusing for those aged 50+. 2d ScienceDailyImproving asphalt road pavement with nano-engineered particles   New research suggests fumed silica nanoparticles (FSNs) can be used to help improve the performance of warm mix asphalt (WMA). 2d ScienceDailyThe humidity of flowers acts as an invisible attractor for bumblebees   As well as bright colors and subtle scents, flowers possess many invisible ways of attracting their pollinators, and a new study shows that bumblebees may use the humidity of a flower to tell them about the presence of nectar. 2d ScienceDailyOpen learning spaces do not increase children's physical activity   According to a recent study, open learning spaces are not directly associated with the physical activity of students in grades 3 and 5, even though more breaks from sedentary time were observed in open learning spaces compared to conventional classrooms. 2d NeuroLogica BlogBrain Implant to Treat Pain   Researchers report a study in which they investigate the potential of a closed loop brain-machine interface (BMI) to treat pain in rats. If this line of research is successful it could lead to a new paradigm in the management of chronic pain. Chronic pain is a tricky condition to treat because we currently have limited options, all of which are problematic in some way. Acute pain, such as after t 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsExperts highlight solutions to bolster long-term care workforce   "Workforce issues are the most significant challenges facing the long-term care industry," states the opening editorial of a new special issue of The Gerontologist titled "Workforce Issues in Long-Term Care." 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNew study: Eating prunes daily improves risk factors for heart disease and inflammation   New research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food suggests eating prunes each day can improve risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) including raising antioxidant capacity and reducing inflammation among healthy, postmenopausal women. 2d Futurity.orgModel sheds light on how landslides cause tsunamis   Researchers have developed a model to better understand the forces that generate tsunamis. The word "tsunami" brings immediately to mind the havoc that can be wrought by these uniquely powerful waves. The tsunamis we hear about most often are caused by undersea earthquakes, and the waves they generate can travel at speeds of up to 250 miles per hour and reach tens of meters high when they make la 2d ScienceDailyNo northern escape route for Florida's coral reefs   Warming seas are driving many species of marine life to shift their geographic ranges out of the tropics to higher latitudes where the water is cooler. Florida's reefs will not be able to make that northward move, however, as they will be caught between intolerably hot tropical waters and increasingly frequent water-cooling cold snaps, according to new findings. 2d The Scientist RSSDetecting Methylation with a Highly Sensitive Workflow   Enzymatic conversion and hybrid capture target enrichment combine to optimize methylation sequencing. 2d The AtlanticThe Atlantic Daily: The Summer of Quitting   Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. Why take vacation when you can just quit? This summer Americans are handing in their two weeks' notice en masse. While their bosses might be displeased, the trend could be a good sign for the futu 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNew diagnostic method may predict relapse risk for recovering prescription opioid addicts   Rutgers scientists have used a diagnostic technique for the first time in the opioid addiction field that they believe has the potential to determine which opioid-addicted patients are more likely to relapse 2d Livescience.comRobots, slime and rockets: 5 science kits on sale for Prime Day   Save on science, with STEM experiments kits for kids on Prime Day. 2d WiredThe Best Electric Toothbrush is Half Off ($20) for Prime Day   The Colgate Hum has all the best features of a vibrating brush. Its buzz-worthy discount likely ends tonight. 2d Livescience.comStar Wars Baby Yoda Echo Dot is 35% off for Prime Day   Right now you can save 35% on a Amazon Echo Dot device complete with Baby Yoda ears thanks to its Mandalorian The Child Stand for Prime Day. 2d ScienceDailyFuture of perovskite solar cells shines a little brighter   A novel way of synthesizing an essential powder is key to raising the efficiency of perovskite solar cells, say researchers. 2d ScienceDailyBee-impersonating flies show pollinator potential   An observational study found that out of more than 2,400 pollinator visits to flowers at urban and rural farms in in Western Washington about 35% of were made by flies — most of which were the black-and-yellow-striped syrphid flies. For a few plants, including peas, kale and lilies, flies were the only pollinators observed. Bees still made the majority, about 61%, of floral visits, but the rest w 2d SciencemagHard Thinking About Protein Degradation and Bifunctional Molecules   This paper (open access) is not going to be to everyone's taste, but the people who are working in its area – and there's an ever-increasing number of them – will want to read it closely. It's a close look at the red-hot fields of targeted protein degradation and "molecular glues", and for those who aren't into those, the next paragraphs will give you some background. If you're already into degra 2d ScienceDailyAnalysing volcanoes to predict their awakening   A team has reviewed the literature on the internal and external mechanisms that lead to a volcanic eruption. Analyzing the thermo-mechanics of deep volcanic processes and magma propagation to the surface, together with magma chemistry, the geologists determined that most of the magma rising from depth actually does not cause a volcanic eruption. They also show that older volcanoes tend to produce 2d FuturismSave 50% On A Sam's Club Membership In A Deal You Won't Find On Prime Day   Try as they might, there are some experiences e-commerce giants can't improve on. Even the cashier-less stores turn out to have cashiers, after all . There's one retail experience in particular, wholesale, that lends itself to brick and mortar, and right now, you can join Sam's Club for 50% off now, and get a chicken and cupcakes on top of your savings. Sam's Club is a membership warehouse club u 2d Science MagazineYour body's 'hidden' senses might help treat epilepsy, depression   Signals from the vagus nerve are inspiring new medical devices 2d Phys.orgA fiber optic monitoring system for 5G light-powered networks   The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), together with the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), has patented a multicore fiber optic monitoring system for future use in 5G networks. This system will optimize energy consumption, preserving data transmission capacity. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsPartisanship guided Americans' personal safety decisions early in the pandemic   Results from a new study show that many Americans remain fiercely loyal to their like-minded communities, even when their health is on the line — an important lesson for future pandemics. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsRacism and segregation associated with advanced stage lung cancers among blacks   Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 80-85% cases of lung cancer and when diagnosed early, has a five-year survival rate of 50-80%. Black patients have lower overall incidence of NSCLC than white patients, but are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages. They also are less likely to receive surgery for early-stage cance 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsHow a bone marrow fat hormone controls metabolism and bone cell development   An enzyme found in fat tissue in the centre of our bones helps control the production of new bone and fat cells. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsResearchers hope a protein blueprint might aid infertility treatments   University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a blueprint of the protein anti-Müllerian hormone hormone helps form male reproductive organs and in females regulates follicle development and ovulation in the ovaries. That knowledge could help researchers treating female infertility. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsTargeted tumors attack not-innocent bystanders   Antibody-drug conjugates developed are found to attack not only targeted tumor cells but also nontargeted 'bystanders.' 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsReady, set, go – how stem cells synchronise to repair the spinal cord in axolotls   Few animals can regenerate their spinal cord after an injury. The axolotl can mobilise stem cells in its spinal cord to regrow the lost tissue. An international team of scientists from Argentinas National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Austria, and the Technische Universitaet Dresden in Germany investigated the early stag 2d Phys.orgWhat Facebook can tell us about dietary choices   Lifestyle changes for demand-side climate change mitigation is gaining more and more importance and attention. A new IIASA-led study set out to understand the full potential of behavior change and what drives such changes in people's choices across the world using data from almost two billion Facebook profiles. 2d Phys.orgHow shadow banks have exploited the COVID-19 crisis   Rather than leveling inequality, as the Great Depression did, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities around the world allowing some wealthy investors to benefit from the crisis and make a fortune from the misfortune of others. 2d Phys.orgActively addressing inequalities promotes social change   People who have contact with other social groups are more likely to be committed to social justice. However, an international study led by the University of Zurich has shown that for this to be the case, power relations and discrimination must be actively addressed and group-specific needs must be met. It is important that disadvantaged group members, such as racial minorities and LGBTIQ+ individu 2d Phys.orgPatents help build a global map of new space industry   Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from Russia and Serbia have reviewed almost a thousand patents held by some two hundred organizations involved in the New Space economy. The analysis helped draw a comprehensive picture of technology trends in the field. The paper was published in the journal Progress in Aerospace Sciences. 2d Phys.orgVirtual pupils make for more confident teachers   Teacher training students who practiced teaching virtual pupils developed greater confidence in their teaching ability, according to a study from Linköping University. In the long term, simulation can make the students better prepared for their workforce debut. 2d Phys.orgHow a Dutch man collecting litter ended up in a scientific paper   Anti-litter activist Dirk Groot photographed, tagged, and collected more than 400,000 pieces of litter in the Netherlands. Now, he and his data are included in a study on urban litter by researchers from Leiden University and Andrea Ballatore from Birkbeck, University of London. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsProgress in the functional characterization of human olfactory receptors   A team of scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich has now discovered that the odorant receptor OR5K1 is specialized to recognize pyrazines in both humans and domesticated animals. These are volatile substances that contribute to the typical odor of many vegetables or are formed when food is heated. In addition, pyrazines also play a role 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsTesting several genes can lead to better effect of medicinal products   Most of us have genetic variations that increase the risk of medicinal products not being effective. In order to provide a more effective treatment with fewer side effects, we need to analyze more of these genetic variations. This will provide us with more precise knowledge about how the individual patient reacts to medicinal products. A new research result from Aarhus University shows that. 2d The Scientist RSSJohn Pawelek, Who Explored the Causes of Metastasis, Dies at 79   The Yale School of Medicine cancer researcher doggedly pursued the question of how cancer spreads. 2d ScienceDailyAviation's contribution to cutting climate change likely to be small   Although the emissions targets for aviation are in line with the overall goals of the Paris Agreement, there is a high likelihood that the climate impact of aviation will not meet these goals, according to a new study. 2d NatureHousehold water crisis affects millions in the United States   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01704-6 People living in poor neighbourhoods often lack access to running water and plumbing. 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueGiant exciton-enhanced shift currents and direct current conduction with subbandgap photo excitations produced by many-electron interactions [Applied Physical Sciences]   Shift current is a direct current generated from nonlinear light–matter interaction in a noncentrosymmetric crystal and is considered a promising candidate for next-generation photovoltaic devices. The mechanism for shift currents in real materials is, however, still not well understood, especially if electron–hole interactions are included. Here, we employ a first-principles… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueCALM supports clathrin-coated vesicle completion upon membrane tension increase [Biophysics and Computational Biology]   The most represented components of clathrin-coated vesicles (CCVs) are clathrin triskelia and the adaptors clathrin assembly lymphoid myeloid leukemia protein (CALM) and the heterotetrameric complex AP2. Investigation of the dynamics of AP180-amino-terminal-homology (ANTH) recruitment during CCV formation has been hampered by CALM toxicity upon overexpression. We used knock-in gene editing… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueHaplotype tagging reveals parallel formation of hybrid races in two butterfly species [Evolution]   Genetic variation segregates as linked sets of variants or haplotypes. Haplotypes and linkage are central to genetics and underpin virtually all genetic and selection analysis. Yet, genomic data often omit haplotype information due to constraints in sequencing technologies. Here, we present "haplotagging," a simple, low-cost linked-read sequencing technique that allows… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueDissecting and modeling photic and melanopsin effects to predict sleep disturbances induced by irregular light exposure in mice [Neuroscience]   Artificial lighting, day-length changes, shift work, and transmeridian travel all lead to sleep–wake disturbances. The nychthemeral sleep–wake cycle (SWc) is known to be controlled by output from the central circadian clock in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN), which is entrained to the light–dark cycle. Additionally, via intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueNiche adaptation promoted the evolutionary diversification of tiny ocean predators [Ecology]   Unicellular eukaryotic predators play a crucial role in the functioning of the ocean ecosystem by recycling nutrients and energy that are channeled to upper trophic levels. Traditionally, these evolutionarily diverse organisms have been combined into a single functional group (heterotrophic flagellates), overlooking their organismal differences. Here, we investigated four evolutionarily… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issuePhotosynthesis-independent production of reactive oxygen species in the rice bundle sheath during high light is mediated by NADPH oxidase [Plant Biology]   When exposed to high light, plants produce reactive oxygen species (ROS). In Arabidopsis thaliana, local stress such as excess heat or light initiates a systemic ROS wave in phloem and xylem cells dependent on NADPH oxidase/respiratory burst oxidase homolog (RBOH) proteins. In the case of excess light, although the initial… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueSpontaneous activity competes with externally evoked responses in sensory cortex [Neuroscience]   The interaction between spontaneous and externally evoked neuronal activity is fundamental for a functional brain. Increasing evidence suggests that bursts of high-power oscillations in the 15- to 30-Hz beta-band represent activation of internally generated events and mask perception of external cues. Yet demonstration of the effect of beta-power modulation on… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueAddiction to Golgi-resident PI4P synthesis in chromosome 1q21.3-amplified lung adenocarcinoma cells [Cell Biology]   A chromosome 1q21.3 region that is frequently amplified in diverse cancer types encodes phosphatidylinositol (PI)-4 kinase IIIβ (PI4KIIIβ), a key regulator of secretory vesicle biogenesis and trafficking. Chromosome 1q21.3–amplified lung adenocarcinoma (1q-LUAD) cells rely on PI4KIIIβ for Golgi-resident PI-4-phosphate (PI4P) synthesis, prosurvival effector protein secretion, and cell viability. He 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueAn epithelial Nfkb2 pathway exacerbates intestinal inflammation by supplementing latent RelA dimers to the canonical NF-{kappa}B module [Immunology and Inflammation]   Aberrant inflammation, such as that associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is fueled by the inordinate activity of RelA/NF-κB factors. As such, the canonical NF-κB module mediates controlled nuclear activation of RelA dimers from the latent cytoplasmic complexes. What provokes pathological RelA activity in the colitogenic gut remains unclear. The… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueWarm nights disrupt transcriptome rhythms in field-grown rice panicles [Plant Biology]   In rice, a small increase in nighttime temperature reduces grain yield and quality. How warm nighttime temperatures (WNT) produce these detrimental effects is not well understood, especially in field conditions where the typical day-to-night temperature fluctuation exceeds the mild increase in nighttime temperature. We observed genome-wide disruption of gene expression… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueDevelopmental and sexual dimorphic atlas of the prenatal mouse external genitalia at the single-cell level [Developmental Biology]   Birth defects of the external genitalia are among the most common in the world. Proper formation of the external genitalia requires a highly orchestrated process that involves special cell populations and sexually dimorphic hormone signaling. It is clear what the end result of the sexually dimorphic development is (a penis… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueUncialamycin-based antibody-drug conȷugates: Unique enediyne ADCs exhibiting bystander killing effect [Biochemistry]   Antibody–drug conjugates (ADCs) have emerged as valuable targeted anticancer therapeutics with at least 11 approved therapies and over 80 advancing through clinical trials. Enediyne DNA-damaging payloads represented by the flagship of this family of antitumor agents, N-acetyl calicheamicin γ1I, have a proven success track record. However, they pose a significant… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueQnAs with Sean J. Morrison [QnAs]   Sean Morrison has spent his career studying the mechanisms that regulate stem cell function and the ways in which these mechanisms influence cancer development. He has discovered several important regulators of stem cell self-renewal, as well as factors that influence the self-replication of cancer cells. In addition, Morrison has identified… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueClimate and land-use changes interact to drive long-term reorganization of riverine fish communities globally [Ecology]   As climate change unfolds, changes in population dynamics and species distribution ranges are expected to fundamentally reshuffle communities worldwide. Yet, a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms and extent of community reorganization remains elusive. This is particularly true in riverine systems, which are simultaneously exposed to changing temperature and streamflow, and… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueMapping pollution exposure and chemistry during an extreme air quality event (the 2018 Kīlauea eruption) using a low-cost sensor network [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]   Extreme air quality episodes represent a major threat to human health worldwide but are highly dynamic and exceedingly challenging to monitor. The 2018 Kīlauea Lower East Rift Zone eruption (May to August 2018) blanketed much of Hawai'i Island in "vog" (volcanic smog), a mixture of primary volcanic sulfur dioxide (SO2)… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issuePolymorphic tandem DNA repeats activate the human telomerase reverse transcriptase gene [Cell Biology]   Multiple independent sequence variants of the hTERT locus have been associated with telomere length and cancer risks in genome-wide association studies. Here, we identified an intronic variable number tandem repeat, VNTR2-1, as an enhancer-like element, which activated hTERT transcription in a cell in a chromatin-dependent manner. VNTR2-1, consisting of 42-bp… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueHuman intermediate progenitor diversity during cortical development [Neuroscience]   Studies of the spatiotemporal, transcriptomic, and morphological diversity of radial glia (RG) have spurred our current models of human corticogenesis. In the developing cortex, neural intermediate progenitor cells (nIPCs) are a neuron-producing transit-amplifying cell type born in the germinal zones of the cortex from RG. The potential diversity of the… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueSelf-excitation of Leidenfrost drops and consequences on their stability [Applied Physical Sciences]   Volatile liquids (water, alcohol, etc.) poured on hot solids levitate above a layer of vapor. Unexpectedly, these so-called Leidenfrost drops often suddenly start to oscillate with star shapes, a phenomenon first reported about 140 y ago. Similar shapes are known to be triggered when a liquid is subjected to an… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issuePrecapillary sphincters and pericytes at first-order capillaries as key regulators for brain capillary perfusion [Neuroscience]   Rises in local neural activity trigger local increases of cerebral blood flow, which is essential to match local energy demands. However, the specific location of microvascular flow control is incompletely understood. Here, we used two-photon microscopy to observe brain microvasculature in vivo. Small spatial movement of a three-dimensional (3D) vasculature… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueReduced levels of prostaglandin I2 synthase: a distinctive feature of the cancer-free trichothiodystrophy [Genetics]   The cancer-free photosensitive trichothiodystrophy (PS-TTD) and the cancer-prone xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) are rare monogenic disorders that can arise from mutations in the same genes, namely ERCC2/XPD or ERCC3/XPB. Both XPD and XPB proteins belong to the 10-subunit complex transcription factor IIH (TFIIH) that plays a key role in transcription and… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueFlow field around bubbles on formation of air embolism in small vessels [Biophysics and Computational Biology]   An air embolism is induced by intravascular bubbles that block the blood flow in vessels, which causes a high risk of pulmonary hypertension and myocardial and cerebral infarction. However, it is still unclear how a moving bubble is stopped in the blood flow to form an air embolism in small… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueA globally fragmented and mobile lithosphere on Venus [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]   Venus has been thought to possess a globally continuous lithosphere, in contrast to the mosaic of mobile tectonic plates that characterizes Earth. However, the Venus surface has been extensively deformed, and convection of the underlying mantle, possibly acting in concert with a low-strength lower crust, has been suggested as a… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueElucidation of the molecular interactions that enable stable assembly and structural diversity in multicomponent immune receptors [Immunology and Inflammation]   Multicomponent immune receptors are essential complexes in which distinct ligand-recognition and signaling subunits are held together by interactions between acidic and basic residues of their transmembrane helices. A 2:1 acidic-to-basic motif in the transmembrane domains of the subunits is necessary and sufficient to assemble these receptor complexes. Here, we study… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueMen and women candidates are similarly persistent after losing elections [Political Sciences]   Are women more likely to quit politics after losing their first race than men? Women's first-time candidacies skyrocketed in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Yet we have little sense of the long-term impact of this surge in women candidates on women's representation writ large: Inexperienced candidates are more… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issuePhage-encoded ten-eleven translocation dioxygenase (TET) is active in C5-cytosine hypermodification in DNA [Biochemistry]   TET/JBP (ten-eleven translocation/base J binding protein) enzymes are iron(II)- and 2-oxo-glutarate–dependent dioxygenases that are found in all kingdoms of life and oxidize 5-methylpyrimidines on the polynucleotide level. Despite their prevalence, few examples have been biochemically characterized. Among those studied are the metazoan TET enzymes that oxidize 5-methylcytosine in DNA to… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueFormulation and resolutions of the red sky paradox [Astronomy]   Most stars in the Universe are red dwarfs. They outnumber stars like our Sun by a factor of 5 and outlive them by another factor of 20 (population-weighted mean). When combined with recent observations uncovering an abundance of temperate, rocky planets around these diminutive stars, we are faced with an… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueTest structure in some pioneer multichambered Paleozoic foraminifera [Evolution]   Foraminiferal wall microstructures, consistent with the molecular-based high-rank classification, are critical to understanding foraminiferal evolution and advanced taxonomic relationships. Although test structures are well documented for recent, Cenozoic, and some Mesozoic foraminifera, the diagnostic characteristics of Paleozoic taxa are largely unexplored. The majority of calcareous Paleozoic f 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueHormone-dependent activation and repression of microRNAs by the ecdysone receptor in the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti [Developmental Biology]   Female mosquitoes transmit numerous devastating human diseases because they require vertebrate blood meal for egg development. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles across multiple reproductive processes in female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. However, how miRNAs are controlled to coordinate their activity with the demands of mosquito reproduction remains largely unknown. We report… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueFrom COVID-19 to future electrification: Assessing traffic impacts on air quality by a machine-learning model [Environmental Sciences]   The large fluctuations in traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic provide an unparalleled opportunity to assess vehicle emission control efficacy. Here we develop a random-forest regression model, based on the large volume of real-time observational data during COVID-19, to predict surface-level NO2, O3, and fine particle concentration in the Los Angeles… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueEnvironmental drivers of annual population fluctuations in a trans-Saharan insect migrant [Ecology]   Many latitudinal insect migrants including agricultural pests, disease vectors, and beneficial species show huge fluctuations in the year-to-year abundance of spring immigrants reaching temperate zones. It is widely believed that this variation is driven by climatic conditions in the winter-breeding regions, but evidence is lacking. We identified the environmental drivers… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueC1q binding to surface-bound IgG is stabilized by C1r2s2 proteases [Immunology and Inflammation]   Complement is an important effector mechanism for antibody-mediated clearance of infections and tumor cells. Upon binding to target cells, the antibody's constant (Fc) domain recruits complement component C1 to initiate a proteolytic cascade that generates lytic pores and stimulates phagocytosis. The C1 complex (C1qr2s2) consists of the large recognition protein… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueStrong evidence for the continued contribution of lead deposited during the 20th century to the atmospheric environment in London of today [Environmental Sciences]   Although leaded gasoline was banned at the end of the last century, lead (Pb) remains significantly enriched in airborne particles in large cities. The remobilization of historical Pb deposited in soils from atmospheric removal has been suggested as an important source providing evidence for the hypothetical long-term persistency of lead,… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueRegulation of Dishevelled DEP domain swapping by conserved phosphorylation sites [Cell Biology]   Wnt signals bind to Frizzled receptors to trigger canonical and noncanonical signaling responses that control cell fates during animal development and tissue homeostasis. All Wnt signals are relayed by the hub protein Dishevelled. During canonical (β-catenin–dependent) signaling, Dishevelled assembles signalosomes via dynamic head-to-tail polymerization of its Dishevelled and Axin (DIX)… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueStructure of AMH bound to AMHR2 provides insight into a unique signaling pair in the TGF-{beta} family [Biochemistry]   Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), or Müllerian-inhibiting substance, is a protein hormone that promotes Müllerian duct regression during male fetal sexual differentiation and regulation of folliculogenesis in women. AMH is a member of the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) family, which has evolved to signal through its own dedicated type II receptor,… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueThe stratigraphic context of Spy Cave and the timing of Neanderthal disappearance in Northwest Europe [Social Sciences]   Devièse et al. argue that Neanderthals disappeared from Northwest Europe between 44,200 and 40,600 cal B.P. (1). The stratigraphy at Spy, however, qualifies this conclusion as premature. Except for Spy 572a, the dates are on skeletal parts found on the slope in front of the cave long after the fossil… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueReply to Van Peer: Direct radiocarbon dating and ancient genomic analysis reveal the true age of the Neanderthals at Spy Cave [Social Sciences]   Van Peer (1) contests the conclusions of our article on Neanderthal disappearance in Northwest Europe (2), but we think his argument may reflect a misunderstanding of the stratigraphy at Spy Cave and/or incomplete reading of our article. We provide here a response to his arguments. The idea that the discovery… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueSiglecs-7/9 function as inhibitory immune checkpoints in vivo and can be targeted to enhance therapeutic antitumor immunity [Immunology and Inflammation]   Given the role of myeloid cells in T cell activation and in the antitumor response, targeting checkpoint molecules expressed on this population represents a promising strategy to augment antitumor immunity. However, myeloid checkpoints that can be effectively used as immunotherapy targets are still lacking. Here, we demonstrate the therapeutic potential… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueCorrection to Supporting Information for Sammon et al., Two-step release of kinase autoinhibition in discoidin domain receptor 1 [SI Correction]   BIOCHEMISTRY Correction to Supporting Information for "Two-step release of kinase autoinhibition in discoidin domain receptor 1," by Douglas Sammon, Erhard Hohenester, and Birgit Leitinger, which was first published August 24, 2020; 10.1073/pnas.2007271117 (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 117, 22051–22060). The authors note that Table S2 in the SI Appendix appeared… 2d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueCorrection for Vincent et al., Visualizing active viral infection reveals diverse cell fates in synchronized algal bloom demise [Corrections]   MICROBIOLOGY Correction for "Visualizing active viral infection reveals diverse cell fates in synchronized algal bloom demise," by Flora Vincent, Uri Sheyn, Ziv Porat, Daniella Schatz, and Assaf Vardi, which published March 11, 2021; 10.1073/pnas.2021586118 (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 118, e2021586118). The authors note, "The reference sequence used to design… 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSoft robots — smart elastomers are making the robots of the future more touchy-feely   Imagine flexible surgical instruments that can twist and turn in all directions like miniature octopus arms, or how about large and powerful robot tentacles that can work closely and safely with human workers on production lines. A new generation of robotic tools are beginning to be realized thanks to a combination of strong 'muscles' and sensitive 'nerves' created from smart polymeric materials. 2d NatureDelta coronavirus variant: scientists brace for impact   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01696-3 The rapid rise of the highly transmissible strain in the United Kingdom has put countries in Europe, North America and Africa on watch. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsAs many state of emergency declarations during first pandemic wave as in preceding decade   In 2020, as many states of emergency were declared around the world during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as there were in the entire previous decade. The influence of neighbouring countries on each other, weak democracies and poor pandemic preparedness are some of the explanations, according to research from the University of Gothenburg and Stockholm University. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsRunning to music combats mental fatigue a study suggests   Listening to music while running might be the key to improving people's performance when they feel mentally fatigued a study suggests. The performance of runners who listened to a self-selected playlist after completing a demanding thinking task was at the same level as when they were not mentally fatigued, the research found. The study is the first to investigate the effect of listening to music 2d Futurity.orgBlaming stress on COVID made couples happier   Researchers have discovered that when couples blamed the pandemic for their stress during lockdown, they were happier in their relationships. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit during the winter of 2020, locking down entire countries and leaving people isolated in their homes without outside contact for weeks at a time, many relationship experts wondered what that kind of stress would do to romantic 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsPublisher Correction: A new radio-frequency acoustic method for remote study of liquids   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92867-9 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsAuthor Correction: Validation of efficacy and mechanism of Sanwei-Tanxiang powder in improving myocardial ischemia reperfusion injuries   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92884-8 2d NatureConfronting gender bias in Nature's journalism   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01676-7 An external analysis of 15 years of stories finds men quoted more than twice as often as women. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSUTD researchers use nanoscale 3D printing to create high-resolution light field prints   SUTD researchers have used nanotechnology to create a unique print that displays a glasses-free 3D image under ordinary white light. The appearance of the image changes as the print is viewed from varying angles. The print is called a 'light field print' for its unique design and appearance as compared to conventional 2D images. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsA new type of gravitational wave detector to find tennis ballsized black holes   A team of researchers composed of physicists and mathematicians from the University of Namur (UNamur), the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and the Ecole Normal Supérieure (ENS) of ParisSaclay, offers an innovative experiment to enable the detection of primordial black holes the size of a tennis ball. Such a discovery could shake up our understanding of the cosmos! 2d Phys.orgDirty laundry in space? NASA, Tide tackle cleaning challenge   How do astronauts do laundry in space? They don't. 2d Phys.org'Finding the truth': A biologist's quest for scientific integrity   Since she stumbled upon her own work published under someone else's name, Elisabeth Bik has scanned thousands of scientific papers for errors and fraud, publicly questioning what she considers red flags—and occasionally drawing fierce backlash. 2d Phys.orgAustralia hits out at threatened UN downgrade of Great Barrier Reef   Australia said Tuesday it will strongly oppose a UNESCO plan to list the Great Barrier Reef as being "in danger" over deterioration caused by climate change. 2d NatureAziridines by coupling amines and alkenes via an electro-generated dication   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03717-7 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsJulia programming language tackles differential equation challenges   Emerging open-source programming language Julia is designed to be fast and easy to use. Since it is particularly suited for numerical applications, scientists are using it to explore the challenges in transitioning to all-renewable power generation. Decarbonization implies a radical restructuring of power grids, which will become even more complex, so new computational tools are needed. In Chaos, 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSARS-CoV-2 positivity, mask utilization among health care workers   What The Study Did: Researchers report their study found no association in SARS-CoV-2 positivity rates among health care workers wearing respirator masks compared with medical masks when performing nonaerosolizing routine patient care. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults   An analysis of survey data from more than 280,000 young adults ages 18-35 showed that cannabis (marijuana) use was associated with increased risks of thoughts of suicide (suicidal ideation), suicide plan, and suicide attempt. These associations remained regardless of whether someone was also experiencing depression, and the risks were greater for women than for men. 2d Phys.orgChoosy female fruit flies reproduce anyway   Choosiness will lead to the best offspring. Being too choosy, however, could in the end result in no offspring at all. Female fruit flies have a solution to this dilemma. 2d Phys.orgSubduction initiation may depend on a tectonic plate's history   Subduction zones are cornerstone components of plate tectonics, with one plate sliding beneath another back into Earth's mantle. But the very beginning of this process—subduction initiation—remains somewhat mysterious to scientists because most of the geological record of subduction is buried and overwritten by the extreme forces at play. The only way to understand how subduction zones get started 2d Phys.orgResearchers prepare radiation resistance of Er-doped silica glass and optical fiber   Rare earth-doped active fibers are crucial in space-based applications, such as space laser communication, laser radar, and space waste disposal. However, the space radiation environment can lead to a sharp increase in the optical loss of rare earth-doped active fibers, and a sharp decrease in the output laser slope efficiency or gain performance. Therefore, it is very important to improve the rad 2d ScienceDailyTradition of keeping mementos in memory of loved ones dates back at least 2,000 years, study shows   A new study suggests that mundane items like spoons and grinding stones were kept by Iron Age people as an emotional reminder and a 'continuing bond' with the deceased — a practice which is replicated in societies across the globe today. 2d Scientific American ContentCureVac COVID Vaccine Letdown Spotlights mRNA Design Challenges   Scientists are searching for explanations to disappointing final-stage trial results. These insights could help guide the future development of mRNA vaccines — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com 2d IngeniørenDansk virksomhed vil gøre Kolding til centrum for elektrolyse   PLUS. Produktionen af brint via elektrolyse er kommet højt på dagsordenen, og i Kolding vil ­Green Hydrogen Systems vise, at det er muligt at opbygge en industriel produktion af elektrolyseanlæg på dansk jord. 2d Discover MagazineWhy Beer Mats Won't Fly Like Frisbees   Flying beer mats always flip onto their side, unlike frisbees which can achieve stable flight. Now physicists think they know why. 2d Phys.orgFirst wave COVID-19 data underestimated pandemic infections   Two COVID-19 pandemic curves emerged within many cities during the one-year period from March 2020 to March 2021. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsUSC study shows inherited risk of early-onset cancer is higher among minority families   A new study shows inherited risk of early-onset cancer is significantly higher among Latino and African American families for solid tumors, and Asian/Pacific Islander families for blood-based cancers, compared to non-Latino white families in California. Researchers used California population-based health registries to evaluate the relative cancer risk among first-degree relatives of patients diagn 2d cognitive scienceGraduate programs in Cognitive science & Arts   Does anybody know graduate programs (MA/MS/MFA/PhD) in cognitive science that allow flexible methods including creative experimentations? I'm a rising college senior in cognitive science. I have broad and interdisciplinary interests encompassing life, existence, and cognition. My main interest of the field is creativity because it's very ubiquitous and fundamental for living creatures to interact 2d Futurity.org'Pack ice' tectonics hint at geologic movement on Venus   A new analysis of Venus' surface shows evidence of tectonic motion in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each other like broken chunks of pack ice. The movement of these blocks could indicate that Venus is still geologically active and give scientists insight into both exoplanet tectonics and the earliest tectonic activity on Earth. "We've identified a previously unrecognized pa 2d ExtremeTechExtreme – ExtremeTechFar Beyond the Stars: Improving Motion, Image Quality in the DS9 Upscale Project   It's been nine months since my last Deep Space Nine Upscale Project update, where I am using various AI-based tools to remaster Star Trek: Deep Space Nine . The methods and scripts I am publishing today fix motion problems and visual errors that the original Orinoco and Rio Grande encode methods did not resolve. I'm retiring the 60fps Orinoco variant for now. There no longer seems to be a need fo 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsGestational diabetes increases the risk of fetal hypoxia during labor   Sufficiently early identification of lack of oxygen in the fetus enables timely measures to ensure a safe delivery. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsDoes bubble cascade form only in a glass of Guinness beer?   Researchers from Osaka University and Kirin HD developed a physics-based model that explains and predicts the unusual collective bubble flow of certain draught beers. The biotech industry, municipal sanitation, and beverage companies will all benefit from understanding how to maintain such flow in cell cultures and other fluids. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsAn overview of protected satellite communications in the intelligent age   Protected Satellite Communications constitute one of the key research topics in modern communications and exhibit specific characteristics such as security, intelligence, anti-jamming, and nuclear disaster survivability. In the modern intelligent age, many intelligent-related technologies are introduced into SatCom systems to provide more secure and efficient communication services. In this paper, 2d Phys.orgDeeply mining a universe of peptides encoded by long noncoding RNAs   Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), a family of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) that are greater than 200 nucleotides in length, were formerly regarded as "junk RNAs" due to the lack of long or conserved open reading frames (ORFs). 2d Phys.orgAs many state of emergency declarations during the first wave of the pandemic as in the preceding decade   In 2020, as many states of emergency were declared around the world during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as there were in the entire previous decade. The influence of neighboring countries on each other, weak democracies and poor pandemic preparedness are some of the explanations, according to research from the University of Gothenburg and Stockholm University. 2d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsAuthor Correction: A high-throughput neutralizing antibody assay for COVID-19 diagnosis and vaccine evaluation   Nature Communications, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24287-2 2d Livescience.comFind dinosaurs around the world and get 18% Prime Day savings on an AR globe   Get 18% off this Dinos AR Globe for kids on Prime Day. 2d Phys.orgReducing errors in X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy   X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is often used to determine the chemical composition of materials. It was developed in the 1960s and is accepted as a standard method in materials science. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, however, have shown that the method is often used erroneously. 2d Phys.orgAlgorithms 22% more accurate at predicting welfare dependency   Artificial intelligence is a fifth more accurate at predicting whether individuals are likely to become long-term recipients of benefits. 2d Phys.org'Upcycling' promises to turn food waste into your next meal   How would you like to dig into a "recycled" snack? Or take a swig of juice with "reprocessed" ingredients made from other food byproducts? Without the right marketing, these don't sound like the most appetizing options. 2d Phys.orgNew method for the molecular functionalization of surfaces   One vision that is currently driving material scientists is to combine organic molecules (and their diverse functionalities) with the technological possibilities offered by extremely sophisticated semiconductor electronics. Thanks to modern methods of micro- and nanotechnology, the latter designs ever more efficient electronic components for a wide variety of applications. However, it is also incr 2d Phys.orgLearning how salt marsh plants may signal carbon capture capacity   Coastal wetlands like seagrass meadows, mangroves, and salt marshes play vital roles along the shoreline, from providing a buffer against storm surges, to providing critical habitat for animals, to capturing atmospheric carbon. 2d Phys.orgVideo: Confronting the 'insect apocalypse'   It's not just bees and butterflies that are under threat: UConn entomologist and Professor David Wagner says all kinds of insects are at risk for "a death by a thousand cuts." This is alarming, since insects play vital roles in earth's ecosystems, including pollination of plants, driving food webs around the planet, and cycling nutrients. 2d ScienceDailyA warming climate and intensifying land use increase mercury content in fish   Recent studies show that, in the future, the mercury concentration of fish in Finnish Lapland can shift closer to the level found in lakes located below the Arctic Circle. According to researchers, mercury content should be increasingly carefully investigated and monitored in fish and food webs, as the climate and land use change. 2d Phys.orgClimate adaptation requires billions in additional annual investments to prevent hunger   In order to prevent the impacts of climate change from pushing an additional 78 million people into chronic hunger by 2050, annual global investments in agricultural research and development will need to increase by US $2 billion (or by 120%) between 2015 and 2050, according to a new study from researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The study provides new insigh 2d Phys.orgInvestigation starts in five states after imported dog develops rabies   A public health investigation is underway in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, and New York after an imported rescue dog was found to have rabies. 2d Phys.orgEngineering nanobodies as lifesavers when SARS-CoV-2 variants attack   Scientists are pursuing a new strategy in the protracted fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus by engineering nanobodies that can neutralize virus variants in two different ways. 2d IngeniørenForskere: Mikroorganismer kan brødføde 10 gange flere end planter   Mikroorganismer vil kræve mindre plads, mindre vand og mindre gødning. Men der er langt til den store skala. 2d NatureAstronomers victimized colleagues — and put historic Swedish department in turmoil   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01621-8 Investigations at Lund University found the high-ranking pair guilty of bullying, but staff members say stronger action is needed to repair the damage. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMore than 16 million Americans undiagnosed with COVID-19 during first wave, estimates antibody analysis   As many as 16.8 million Americans had undiagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections – 5 times the rate of diagnosed infections – by the end of July of 2020, according to an analysis of antibodies from more than 8,000 previously undiagnosed adults collected during the pandemic's first wave. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNew universal vaccine targets coronaviruses to prevent future pandemics   The SARS-CoV-2 is not the first coronavirus to jump from animals to humans – and it won't be the last. To prevent future coronavirus pandemics, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill developed a universal vaccine that's effective in mice and could provide protection from multiple coronaviruses and a dangerous variant. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsResearchers discover a novel class of drugs that may help treat a deadly type of lymphoma   A new class of drugs that inhibits a 'master switch' involved in the vast majority of cases of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), a fatal subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, has been discovered by researchers at Mount Sinai. 2d Scientific AmericanWhat Is CRISPR, and Why Is It So Important?   This revolutionary gene-editing system has taken science by storm. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com 2d Futurity.orgMore than half of the world's rivers run dry now and then   Researchers have found in a new study that between 51 and 60% of the 64 million kilometers (about 39.77 million miles) of rivers and streams on Earth that they studied periodically stop flowing, or run dry for part of the year. The study is the first-ever empirically grounded effort to quantify the global distribution of non-perennial rivers and streams. The research, which appears in Nature , ca 2d ScienceDailyButterflies regularly cross the Sahara in longest-known insect migration   Wetter conditions in Sub-Saharan and North Africa at certain times of year can result in hundreds of times more Painted Lady butterflies making the 14,000 km round trip to Europe. Findings improve understanding of how insects move to other countries, including pests that destroy crops and disease-carrying species like mosquitoes. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsClickbait headlines might not lure readers as much, may confuse AI   Researchers have found that clickbait — headlines that often rely on linguistic gimmicks to tempt readers to read further — often did not perform any better and, in some cases, performed worse than traditional headlines. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy uncovers major breakthrough in understanding and treating respiratory inflammation   Applied Biological Laboratories (Applied Bio), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the respiratory disease market, announced that its study published online in Immunology, Inflammation and Disease was able to determine the mechanism behind respiratory inflammation and treat it effectively with Biovanta™, a 100% naturally derived, over-the-counter (OTC) drug for cold, cough and sore throat. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNew crab species with asymmetrical reproductive units described by Singapore-Japan team   Researchers from the National University of Singapore and University of the Ryukyus have recently identified and described a new genus and species of xanthid crab found in Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Named Mabui calculus, it is the first among the 7,800 species of known crabs to have strongly asymmetrical male and female reproductive structures. 2d Dagens MedicinPLO og Danske Regioner er enige om ny overenskomst   Aftalen indeholder et betydeligt fokus på ulighed i sundhed, sektorovergange og fastholdelse af ældre læger. Det økonomiske omfang er dog markant mindre end under den nuværende overenskomstaftale. 2d Biochemistry Research News — ScienceDailyInkjet printing 'impossible materials'   Engineers developed inexpensive methods to make 'impossible materials' that interact in unusual ways with microwave energy. Thin film polymers inkjet printed with tiny component patterns collect or transmit energy with much greater selectivity, sensitivity, and power than conventional materials. 2d Futurity.orgE. coli appear to shrink to avoid starvation   When E. coli bacteria leave their host's digestive tract, they must adapt to sudden starvation. New research suggests that's why they shrink. Close examination of nutrient-deprived E. coli under the microscope—a routine process in a lab that studies bacterial cell size—reveals cells that looked different, and that these differences are related to their ability to survive. "Their cytoplasm shrank. 2d Livescience.comAmazon Prime Day deals on Osmo: Save up to 40% on these genius kits   These Osmo kits can turn screen time into tactile time, helping kids to learn about numbers, shapes, coding and more. And right now, Amazon has several great deals to get you started. 2d Scientific American (uploads) on YouTubeWhat is CRISPR and how does it work?   This revolutionary gene-editing system has taken science by storm. CRISPR is the basis of a revolutionary gene editing system. One day, it could make it possible to do everything from resurrect extinct species to develop cures for chronic disease. From: Scientific American 2d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyNewly discovered species of pseudo-horse lived 37 million years ago   Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country describe two palaeotheriidae mammals that lived in the subtropical landscape of Alava 2d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyResearchers question the cooperative eye hypothesis   The sclera of the eye is devoid of pigment, which is why humans can easily follow where counterparts are looking. Researchers have long believed this facilitates glance-based communication. A team of zoologists based at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and the Anthropological Institute in Zurich is now challenging this traditional view in a new study. The researchers looked at communicative 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsUCI-led study finds that cancer immunotherapy may self-limit its efficacy   Cancer immunotherapy involving drugs that inhibit CTLA-4 also activates an unwanted response that may self-limit its efficacy in fighting tumors, according to a new study led by Francesco Marangoni, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology & biophysics and member of the Institute for Immunology at the University of California, Irvine. Study results are published online in the journal Cell. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsUM student, researchers analyze Montana childhood under vaccination   A project led by Dr. Sophia Newcomer in the University of Montana's Center for Population Health Research is the first spatial scan analysis to identify hotspots of undervaccinated children across Montana and evaluate whether they are due to social or geographic barriers. 2d ScienceDailyFemales supercharge sperm evolution in animals   Sperm size varies dramatically among different animal species. But why is sperm size so variable when they share the same job — to fertilize eggs? Researchers now show that animal sperm evolution become supercharged only when sperm swim inside females. 2d Phys.orgThe wildfire one-two: First the burn, then the landslides   After the record-breaking 2020 wildfire season in California, the charred landscapes throughout the state faced elevated risks of landslides and other postfire hazards. Wildfires burn away the plant canopy and leaf litter on the ground, leaving behind soil stripped of much of its capacity to absorb moisture. As a result, even unassuming rains pose a risk for substantial surface runoff in the state 2d Phys.orgIn-school discussion about activism not consistent, research shows   Recent research about how teacher education programs teach about activism revealed that discussions about protest, activism and advocacy are not being avoided, yet many schools are not overly proactive about inclusion of activism within their curriculum. 2d Phys.orgA 'bio-refinery': Using the chemistry of willow trees to treat Canada's city wastewater   Every year in Canada, six trillion liters of municipal wastewater are partially treated and released into the environment, while another 150 billion liters of untreated sewage are discharged straight into pristine surface waters. 2d Phys.orgSelf-assembly of stimuli-responsive coiled-coil fibrous hydrogels   Jin Kim Montclare, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, with affilations at NYU Langone Health and NYU College of Dentistry, directed this research with first author Michael Meleties, fellow Ph.D. student Dustin Britton, postdoctoral associate Priya Katyal, and undergraduate research assistant Bonnie Lin. 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsPublisher Correction: Hydro-climatic changes of wetlandscapes across the world   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92697-9 2d Phys.orgThe stag hunt: Why a circular economy is so difficult   We know we use far more resources per year today than the Earth manages to regenerate. And the warnings of the long-term negative consequences this will have are becoming increasingly clear—not only for the environment, but also for the economy and for social structures. 2d Phys.orgIndigenous health training is a journey, not a check-box   Learning to provide safe, culturally sensitive health care for Indigenous patients is a journey, not a check box. 2d Phys.orgThe psychosocial impact of Mycoplasma bovis on New Zealand farmers   A poorly managed government response to the 2017 Mycoplasma bovis outbreak inflicted significant and lasting trauma on farmers whose stock was culled, a University of Otago study has found. 2d IngeniørenSpritnyt amerikansk hangarskib choktestet med 20-ton bombe   USS Gerald R. Ford klarede den første af i alt tre sprængninger, som skal teste om skibet til 13 milliarder dollars kan klare sig i kamp. 2d ExtremeTechExtreme – ExtremeTechDark Matter Could Solve the Mystery of Supermassive Black Hole Formation   The M87 supermassive black hole imaged in 2019. New cosmological research from the University of California Riverside connects two of the universe's most perplexing phenomena: supermassive black holes and dark matter. According to physicist and astronomer Hai-Bo Yu , dark matter could be the key to understanding how enormous black holes formed in the early universe. This work is all based on simu 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsFour-component, and asymmetric radical 1,4-oxy-trifluoromethylation to olefins   Asymmetric three-component 1,2-oxytrifluoromethylations of styrenes were explored by using N-oxyphthalimide (NOPI) as the resulting benzylic radical anchor after cross-coupling by a CF3 radical under the catalyses of chiral N-salicylidene-derived oxovanadium(V) complexes. Unprecedented, four-component, and asymmetric radical 1,4-oxy-trifluoromethylation to olefins was also achieved. DFT calculatio 2d Phys.orgHow American racism is rooted in residential segregation   The disproportionate use of police brutality against people of color in America. Higher COVID-19 death rates of Black and Latinx people in the health care system. Lower percentages of homeownership and loans approved in Black communities. Society often labels these disparities as racism or prejudice against individuals with specific racial identities. 2d Phys.orgWhy do some incidents of sexual misconduct go unreported? It's complicated   It's not uncommon for incidents of sexual misconduct in the workplace to go unreported. Prof. Alice Hsiaw wanted to understand why. 2d NatureWorld Bank grants for global vaccination — why so slow?   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01678-5 International financial institutions say that vaccines are the highest-return investment on Earth — it is past time for them to pay up. 2d Phys.orgFamilial sexual education among second-generation South Asian American students   As part of a South Asian dance team at Penn, then senior Simran Chand would talk with her teammates, comparing their bicultural childhood experiences to those of white peers. When the conversation veered towards how South Asian parents talked with their children about sex, Chand was hearing the same response: They didn't. At the same time, Chand was taking a class called Asian American Gender and 2d Phys.orgPrivate messages contribute to the spread of COVID-19 conspiracies   The COVID-19 global pandemic has been accompanied by misinformation about the virus, its origins and how it spreads. 2d Phys.orgAnalyzing volcanoes to predict their awakening   What causes an eruption? Why do some volcanoes erupt regularly, while others remain dormant for thousands of years? A team of geologists and geophysicists, led by the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has reviewed the literature on the internal and external mechanisms that lead to a volcanic eruption. Analyzing the thermo-mechanics of deep volcanic processes and magma propagation to the s 2d Phys.orgClimate change is driving plant die-offs in Southern California, study finds   A shift is happening in Southern California, and this time it has nothing to do with earthquakes. According to a new study by scientists at the University of California, Irvine, climate change is altering the number of plants populating the region's deserts and mountains. 2d Phys.orgNew crab species with asymmetrical reproductive units identified   A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of the Ryukyus has recently identified and described a bizarre new genus and species of xanthid crab found on Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Named Mabui calculus, it is unique among the 7,800 species of known crabs in having strongly asymmetrical male and female reproductive structures! 2d Phys.orgVertical migration timing illuminates importance of predator pressure in the ocean's twilight zone   At dusk, millions of fishes, crustaceans, squids, and other animals leave the ocean's twilight zone and swim to the surface. At dawn, they return to deeper waters. New research by MBARI Senior Scientist Kelly Benoit-Bird and Mark Moline—director of the University of Delaware's School of Marine Science & Policy—used autonomous robotics outfitted with acoustic technology to examine the timing of ani 2d Phys.orgResearch aims to make young students' language learning more effective in school   The doctoral dissertation of Natalia Koricheva describes how preschool children aged from four to seven learn English as a foreign language in the kindergartens. The research explains how English teachers can organize and regulate the learning process during the lessons. The dissertation aims to find out how to foster preschool learners to use English for communication. 2d Phys.orgMoral motivations for wildlife conservation   Animal rights advocates and hunters may have more in common than they think when it comes to nature conservancy, according to a newly published study by a Texas A&M AgriLife researcher. 2d Future(s) StudiesApple was granted 38 Patents today covering an Accessory Ring Device that will work with Apple's AR/MR Headset & more   submitted by /u/seebz69 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesTarget unveils sustainability goals, pledging to keep its products out of landfills, create net-zero emissions by 2040   submitted by /u/Gari_305 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesTesla signs deal with new home builder to outfit whole community with solar, Powerwall, and chargers.   submitted by /u/thispickleisntgreen [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesOne of the cooler designs in the future of electric jetpacks/manned drones.   submitted by /u/BergenNorth [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesCan COVID-19 Genes Integrate With Human DNA? More Evidence Says Yes.   submitted by /u/paulmurphy1999 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesLongtermism: an idea that might save 100 billion trillion lives in humanity's long-term future   submitted by /u/RationalNarrator [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesNew research argues that the study of collective behavior must rise to a "crisis discipline", n which we address the harm wrought by dramatically restructuring human communication of the span of a decade, with no aim other than selling ads.   submitted by /u/lughnasadh [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesThe Honda Clarity, a hydrogen fuel car, has been discontinued due to poor demand.   submitted by /u/lughnasadh [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesGerman-US team identify a new way to create lightweight robots   submitted by /u/lughnasadh [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesBrussels drafts death sentence for the internal combustion engine car.   submitted by /u/pistruiata [link] [comments] 2d WiredHow to Safely Stay Connected When You Travel   No matter where or how you roam this summer, these tips can help you navigate or stay in touch with friends and family—when you want. 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsPublisher Correction: Power determination in vitamin D randomised control trials and characterising factors affecting it through a novel simulation-based tool   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92486-4 2d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsPublisher Correction: Laser-excited elastic guided waves reveal the complex mechanics of nanoporous silicon   Nature Communications, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24354-8 2d For Better ScienceRaoult. Une folie française: book review by Alexander Samuel   A critical review of a recent book about chloroquine guru Didier Raoult and the many French politicians who let him operate above the law. 2d Scientific American NewsThese Videos Could Boost COVID Vaccination Rates   Creators on social media platforms significantly extend the reach of coronavirus and vaccine information — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com 2d IngeniørenIsrael nedskyder droner med luftbåren laser   Lasersystem monteret ombord på et Cessna-fly ramte droner på mere end en kilometers afstand. 2d ScienceAI drug discovery start-up Insilico raises more than $255m   Hong Kong-based platform has 16 programmes in development including potential cancer and Covid treatments 2d IngeniørenHjerneimplantat registrerer og lindrer smerte hos gnavere   Teknologien målte smertefølelse i 80 procent af forskernes test. Ifølge forskerne er der ingen risiko for afhængighed. 2d NatureHow ancient people fell in love with bread, beer and other carbs   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01681-w Well before people domesticated crops, they were grinding grains for hearty stews and other starchy dishes. 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsRetraction Note: Short-time QiBaoMeiRan Formula Treatment Exerts Estrogenic Activities without Side Effects on Reproductive Tissues in Immature Mice   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92516-1 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsImpact of antibiotic usage on extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Escherichia coli prevalence   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-91332-x 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsSecond to fourth (2D:4D) digit ratio and their relationships among a mother and child population in Ghana   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92358-x 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsA cohort study to investigate sex-specific differences in ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis outcomes   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92629-7 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsDetection of the location of pneumothorax in chest X-rays using small artificial neural networks and a simple training process   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92523-2 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsThe immune cell landscape of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from PNS patients   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92573-6 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedslncRNA FER1L4 is dysregulated in osteoarthritis and regulates IL-6 expression in human chondrocyte cells   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92474-8 2d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsPredication of oxygen requirement in COVID-19 patients using dynamic change of inflammatory markers: CRP, hypertension, age, neutrophil and lymphocyte (CHANeL)   Scientific Reports, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92418-2 2d Retraction WatchMost of problematic articles flagged in Japanese university's investigation remain unflagged nearly a year later   Ten months after a misconduct investigation into the work of a researcher in Japan four of his papers found to have serious issues have yet to be retracted. According to an August 2020 report from National University Corporation Osaka University and National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Hospital about its investigation of Takashi Nojiri: Recently, a … Continue reading 2d IngeniørenDansk hacker finder mystisk bug i Iphones   Fejlen påvirker ikke Android, men rammer Iphones konsekvent. 2d Dagens MedicinPLO skal ikke længere køre lægevagt i Region Sjælland: »Det er den bedste løsning for alle parter«   Praktiserende Lægers Organisation ser som udgangspunkt ingen konflikt i, at de nu fratages ansvaret for lægevagten i Region Sjælland. »Det er rigtigt, at vi mister noget indflydelse. Men vi står også i en situation, hvor vi ikke kan fortsætte, som vi gjorde,« lyder det fra PLO-Sjællands formand. 2d forskning.seKontakt med spermadonator väckte många känslor   I Sverige har barn som kommit till genom spermadonation rätt att få information om sin donator. Forskare har undersökt hur det påverkar föräldrarna att barnet tar kontakt med sin donator. – Våra resultat visar att föräldrarna ofta inte hade tänkt så mycket på donatorn under barnets uppväxt, utan känt sig som en ganska vanlig familj. Men när deras vuxna barn sökte information om honom blev han plö 2d IngeniørenNyt firma vil masseproducere qubit til optisk kvantecomputer   PLUS. Engelske forskere er taget til Silicon Valley for at ­bygge en kæmpemæssig kvantecomputer. Nu åbner de lidt op for deres hemmelighedskræmmeri. 2d Dagens MedicinRegion Sjælland overtager lægevagten fra praktiserende læger   Fra oktober 2022 overtager Region Sjælland ansvaret for bemandingen af lægevagten i hele regionen. Det står klart efter flere måneders intense forhandlinger med PLO, der frem til skæringsdatoen fortsat vil køre sygebesøg og bemande dele af lægevagten. 2d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsAryl radical-mediated N-heterocyclic carbene catalysis   Nature Communications, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24144-2 Use of aryl halides as coupling precursors typically occurs through transition metal catalysis and/or photoredox chemistry, which requires some combination of light, metals, and oxidants or reductants. Here, the authors show a method to generate aryl radicals from halides using only an NHC organocatalyst. 2d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsLeveraging bipolar effect to enhance transverse thermoelectricity in semimetal Mg2Pb for cryogenic heat pumping   Nature Communications, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24161-1 Heat pumping is in high demand at cryogenic temperature, but whether thermoelectricity can take on cryogenic heat pumping is an open question. Here, the authors answer this question by leveraging bipolar effect to enhance transverse thermoelectricity in semimetal Mg2Pb for cryogenic heat pumping. 2d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsIon identity molecular networking for mass spectrometry-based metabolomics in the GNPS environment   Nature Communications, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23953-9 Molecular networking connects molecules based on their fragment ion mass spectra (MS2), but may leave adduct species from the same molecular family separate. To address this issue, the authors develop a networking approach that fuses MS1- and MS2-based networks and integrate it into the GNPS environment. 2d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsDirect activation of the proton channel by albumin leads to human sperm capacitation and sustained release of inflammatory mediators by neutrophils   Nature Communications, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24145-1 The human voltage-gated proton channel (hHv1) maintains intracellular pH and membrane potential in sperm and neutrophils. Here, the authors show that albumin activates hHv1, by binding to the channel voltage sensor domains to enhance open probability and increases proton current, and that activation is required 2d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsFibroblast fusion to the muscle fiber regulates myotendinous junction formation   Nature Communications, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24159-9 Classically, myogenic precursor cells derive from somites, and connective tissues derive from lateral plate mesoderm (LPM). Here the authors identify LPM derived fibroblasts that turn on a myogenic program and fuse to muscle fibers at muscle-tendon junctions, introducing fibroblast transcripts into myofibers. 2d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsDecoupling between calorimetric and dynamical glass transitions in high-entropy metallic glasses   Nature Communications, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24093-w Here the authors study thermodynamic and dynamic glass transition of high entropy metallic glasses. Results show retarded α-relaxation and distinct crystallization resistance attributed to their sluggish diffusion and high-entropy mixing that is different from the traditional metallic glasses. 2d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsOncolytic H-1 parvovirus binds to sialic acid on laminins for cell attachment and entry   Nature Communications, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24034-7 Rat H-1 parvovirus (H-1PV) is in clinical development for oncolytic therapy. Here, Kulkarni et al. identify LAMC1 as a modulator of H-1PV cell attachment and entry and find that LAMC1 levels and H-1PV oncolytic activity correlate in 59 tested cancer cell lines. 2d NatureDaily briefing: Betelgeuse's 'great dimming' was just dust   Nature, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01706-4 The mysterious fading of the supergiant star wasn't the harbinger of a supernova. Plus, where CureVac went wrong and the Ebola outbreak in Guinea is over. 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMultiple long-term physical health problems increase risk of depression later in life   Middle-aged people in the UK with at least two long-term physical health conditions are at a greater risk of developing depression or anxiety later in life compared to those with none or only one long-term physical health condition, according to new research from King's College London. 2d NaturePrehistoric dwarf elephants lost weight in no time   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01659-8 Natural selection tends to shrink large animals living in places with limited food. 2d NatureISSCR: grave omission of age limit for embryo research   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01697-2 2d NatureCanada is right to classify single-use plastics as toxic   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01701-9 2d NatureFairer taxation to curb inequality and boost health   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01698-1 2d NatureA dangerous, wrong or unneeded experiment? Don't do it   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01702-8 2d NatureEurope's pandemic recovery: embed resilience   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01700-w 2d NatureUnited States: invest infrastructure stimulus in astronomy facilities   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01691-8 2d NatureAncient oaks of Europe are archives — protect them   Nature, Published online: 22 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01699-0 2d Dagens MedicinRegion Sjælland hyrer neurolog som ny koncerndirektør   Jesper Gyllenborg forlader jobbet som lægefaglig vicedirektør på Sjællands Universitetshospital og tiltræder som koncerndirektør i Region Sjælland 1. august. 2d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyBallooning spiders leave Australian region covered in webs   An arachnid invasion left swathes of Australia's Gippsland region covered in webs as the spiders sought higher ground to escape flooding. 2d IngeniørenFrygter sammenstyrtning af skoler: Mindst 120 bygninger opført med samme system   PLUS. Bærende facadeelementer på syv skoler i Aalborg er i så dårlig stand, at de kan føre til sammenstyrtninger. Samme byggesystem er brugt på plejehjem, kollegier og kontorbygninger. 2d Phys.orgTurtle carcasses wash ashore in Sri Lanka after ship fire   Nearly a hundred carcasses of turtles with throat and shell damage, as well as dozens of dead dolphins and a blue whale, have washed ashore in Sri Lanka since a container ship burned and sank, raising fears of a severe marine disaster. 2d Phys.orgAmid clamor to increase prescribed burns, obstacles await   In the 1950s, when University of California forestry professor Harold Biswell experimented with prescribed burns in the state's pine forests, many people thought he was nuts. 2d Phys.orgAustralia fights UN downgrade of Great Barrier Reef health   Australia said Tuesday it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status due to climate change, while environmentalists have applauded the U.N. World Heritage Committee's proposal. 2d HumanBrainProject (uploads) on YouTubeDealing with responsible research & dual use in the Human Brain Project   EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure created by the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP) that gathers an extensive range of data and tools for brain-related research. EBRAINS capitalises on the work performed by the HBP teams in digital neuroscience, brain medicine, brain-inspired technology and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). In this presentation, Dr Manuel Guerrero introdu 2d Phys.orgStudy: Removing 'bad apples' from police forces unlikely to significantly reduce use-of-force complaints   The idea that a small number of "bad apples" are responsible for an outsized share of complaints against police officers has gained considerable traction over the last four decades. A new study considered the extent to which police misconduct is likely to be reduced by removing police officers identified early in their careers as being at risk for misconduct. The study concluded that replacing the 2d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMore than 6% of Europeans suffer from depression   A study in 27 European countries puts the prevalence of depression at 6.4% of the population. The work, published in The Lancet Public Health, analyzed data from the European Health Interview Survey, which includes responses from more than 250,000 people. The incidence is higher in women at 7.7%, while in men it is 4.9%. Strong differences are seen between countries, with higher rates in more econ 2d Future(s) StudiesNew Italian Hyperloop Developed by Zaha Hadid Architects   submitted by /u/financeshed [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesGreat Barrier Reef should be listed as 'in danger', Unesco recommends   submitted by /u/MesterenR [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesThe Delusion of Infinite Economic Growth: Even "sustainable" technologies such as electric vehicles and wind turbines face unbreachable physical limits and exact grave environmental costs   submitted by /u/thatfiremonkey [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesI and my team designed a Zero Waste toothbrush that is 100% recyclable, lasts longer, brushes better, is cheaper in the long run, and looks arguably better than traditional plastic toothbrushes. We released the video lasts month, but I thought I might share it here in case it can benefit someone.   submitted by /u/makhlouf2003 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesModeling electronic waste recycler choices and role digital fraud prevention could have in preventing dishonest recycling   submitted by /u/davidwholt [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesRussia aims to make Sakhalin island carbon neutral by 2025   submitted by /u/thorium43 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesChina's Belt And Road Initiative Is Transforming Kazakhstan's Energy Supply Liverpool Mane Senegal •   submitted by /u/thorium43 [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesFirst Cancer Patient Receives mRNA Melanoma Vaccine In New Clinical Trial   submitted by /u/QuantumThinkology [link] [comments] 2d Future(s) StudiesMicrobes and solar power 'could produce 10 times more food than plants' | Food   submitted by /u/thispickleisntgreen [link] [comments] 2d Science-Based MedicineThe First Woman Doctor in America   This book about the first woman doctor in America contains fascinating details about the Blackwell sisters, their struggles, and the times they lived in. Elizabeth Blackwell is to be commended for her accomplishments, but it appears that she was not a nice person. The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine . 3d Vetenskap och HälsaFyra korta filmer som förklarar cancer   Varför får man cancer och hur hittar man den? Kan artificiell intelligens hjälpa till att upptäcka cancer och hur funkar den nobelprisade immunterapin? De flesta barn överlever och friskförklaras från sin cancer men vad händer senare i livet? Dessa och många andra frågor får du svar på i någon av de fyra korta filmerna om cancer. 3d Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvarStenmården har bitit sig fast i Skåne   Att hitta nya arter i Skåne är förhållandevis ovanligt. Landlevande arter kan spridas hit naturligt från Danmark, men i många fall fungerar Öresund som en barriär. Stenmården, som är besläktad med den svenska skogsmården, har troligen liftat hit över Öresundsbron med en lastbil. Experternas teori är att en dräktig stenmårdshona har krupit in i lastbilens underrede och hoppat av i skånska Bromölla 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsBen-Gurion U. develop new measure continuous traumatic stress impact   "Current scales assess the more commonly known effects of exposure to traumatic stress, mainly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This limits patient assessment and may lead to misdiagnoses and ineffective treatment," says Dr. Goral. "The research was conducted to address this gap by developing a validated, comprehensive assessment tool, the Continuous Traumatic Stress Response (CTSR) Scale." 3d Nyheder – Forskning – VidenskabForsker: Drop idéen om, at vi selv kan beskytte vores data   Det er ikke brugeren, der i sidste ende bør stå med ansvaret for at beskytte sine data, sådan… 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsUBC Sauder study shows cigarette tax hikes can help boost bigger brands, hurt consumers   For decades, governments and health authorities have tried to steer people away from "vice" products such as tobacco through counter-marketing measures such as tax increases, but according to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, they can help people quit — but how much they help, and who pays the price, varies significantly. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking News12,000 scientific articles a year — can they all be wrong?   X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is often used to determine the chemical composition of materials. It was developed in the 1960s and is accepted as a standard method in materials science. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, however, have shown that the method is often used erroneously. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsMental well-being higher in the summer vs. fall   Mental distress tends to be lower in the summer when compared to the fall, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsTwin study is first to reveal genetic risk factors for PTSD and migraine   While scientists have known that PTSD and migraine often co-occur, no-one had studied this link, before now. A new study by the open access publisher Frontiers on identical twins investigates the genetic basis for both migraine and PTSD. It reveals epigenetic risk factors that are shared by PTSD and migraine, suggesting that similar environmental risk factors are at play in both conditions. The fi 3d Science WeeklyHow clocks have shaped civilisations   Since the dawn of time, clocks have shaped our behaviour and values. They are embedded in almost every aspect of modern life, from the time on your smartphone to the atomic clocks that underpin GPS. Anand Jagatia talks to horologist David Rooney about his new book, which tells the history of civilisation in twelve clocks. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod 3d IngeniørenStabile videomøder er blevet et must – men ignoreres i ny stor teleaftale   PLUS. Ny aftale skal levere telefoni- og mobildata for 1,8 milliarder. Men aftalen stiller alt for få krav til den indendørs datakvalitet. Gammeldags tankegang, lyder det fra DTU-professor. 3d ScienceDailyModeling a circular economy for electronic waste   New research develops a framework to understand the choices an electronic waste recycler has to make and the role that digital fraud prevention could have in preventing dishonest recycling practices. 3d ScienceDailyCivil engineers examine urban cooling strategies using reflective surfaces   Researchers used a Computational Fluid Dynamics model to find ways to decrease cost and increase usage of cooler surfaces. The paper examined the possibility of applying cooler surfaces to just half the surfaces in a city. 3d ScienceDailyLandmark field trials show potential of gene editing   Field trials investigating healthy compounds in agronomically important brassica crops have underlined the 'immense potential' of gene editing technology, say researchers. 3d ScienceDailyDatabase of vegetation of planet Earth   It's a treasure trove of data: the global vegetation database 'sPlotOpen' is now freely accessible. It contains balanced, representative data on vegetation from 114 countries and from all climate zones on Earth. 3d ScienceDaily'Flashed' nanodiamonds are just a phase   A new 'flash' process can turn carbon black into functionalized nanodiamond and other materials. The carbon atoms evolved through several phases depending on the length of the flash. 3d ScienceDailyQuantum computing: Common perovskite superfluoresces at high temperatures   A commonly studied perovskite can superfluoresce at temperatures that are practical to achieve and at timescales long enough to make it potentially useful in quantum computing applications. 3d ScienceDailyNew method developed to detect and adjust population structure in genetic summary data   Researchers announced the development of a new method to increase the utility and equity of large genetic databases. 3d ScienceDailyThe Science of tsunamis   The word 'tsunami' brings immediately to mind the havoc that can be wrought by these uniquely powerful waves. The tsunamis we hear about most often are caused by undersea earthquakes, and the waves they generate can travel at speeds of up to 250 miles per hour and reach tens of meters high when they make landfall and break. They can cause massive flooding and rapid widespread devastation in coasta 3d ScienceDailyNew method for molecular functionalization of surfaces   An interdisciplinary team of researchers has succeeded in depositing nitrogen-containing organic molecules as a highly ordered layer on silicon. This opens up new perspectives for the development of more powerful semiconductor materials, which can be used, for example, in computers, photovoltaics or sensor technology. 3d ScienceDailyExposure to pollutants, increased free-radical damage speeds up aging   A new study suggests that unrepaired DNA damage can increase the speed of aging. 3d ScienceDailyNovel smart cement can be used to build more durable roads and cities   By introducing nanoparticles into ordinary cement, researchers have formed a smarter, more durable and highly functional cement. 3d ScienceDailyNew cold atom source lays groundwork for portable quantum devices   Researchers demonstrate a new high-flux and compact cold-atom source with low power consumption that can be a key component of many quantum technologies. 3d ScienceDailyBirthdays and COVID-19   A recent study found that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection increased 30 percent for households with a recent birthday in counties with high rates of COVID-19, but no such jumps were seen in areas with low rates of infection. The findings suggest informal social gatherings such as birthday parties played role in infection spread at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. 3d ScienceDailyA tapeworm drug against SARS-CoV-2?   Researchers have examined the way in which SARS-CoV-2 reprograms the metabolism of the host cell in order to gain an overall advantage. In their study, the researchers were able to identify four substances which inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in the host cell. 3d Biochemistry Research News — ScienceDailyHow the surfaces of silicone breast implants affect the immune system   A team analyzed how the surface topography on silicone breast implants influences health complications such as scarring, inflammation, and a rare type of lymphoma. 3d Future(s) StudiesNo full-time return for most London office staff, firms warn   submitted by /u/kernals12 [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesFully functional 9 ton exo-bionic racing mech prototype pulls truck and trailer out of the sand while off-road testing in the Mojave Desert!   submitted by /u/Splosif [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesUSA might offer tax credits to solar manufacturing companies – Solar Panels – 11¢/watt of the solar panel, Solar Cells -4¢/watt of the solar cell, Solar Wafers -$12 per square meter, and Polysilicon at – $3 per kg   submitted by /u/thispickleisntgreen [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesCombining solar power and microbes could produce 10 times more protein than crops such as soya beans   submitted by /u/davidwholt [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesSocietyEmployees Are Quitting Instead of Giving Up Working From Home – The drive to get people back into offices is clashing with workers who've embraced remote work as the new normal.   submitted by /u/jemarched435 [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesSpot the robot dog's owner, Boston Dynamics, officially sold to Hyundai   submitted by /u/Gari_305 [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesMaybe the Aliens Really Are Here – But if so, it's probably in the form of robotic probes—something both UFO enthusiasts and SETI scientists should be able to agree on   submitted by /u/Gari_305 [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesRemote working isn't a problem – clinging to office-based practices is a problem: Do we need to go to offices? Work 9 to 5? At this unique moment in history, employers can rethink everything   submitted by /u/altmorty [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesNovel 'smart cement' can be used to build more durable roads and cities   submitted by /u/kernals12 [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesEngineers develop inexpensive, scalable method to make metamaterials that manipulate microwave energy   submitted by /u/kernals12 [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesWe May Have the First Case of a Robot Deliberately Killing Humans   submitted by /u/Greg-2012 [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesRobots may soon be able to reproduce – will this change how we think about evolution?   submitted by /u/lughnasadh [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesStudy finds Earth has a geologic 'pulse' every 27.5 million years – but humans are probably safe   submitted by /u/upyoars [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) Studies60% of millennials earning over $100,000 say they're living paycheck to paycheck – Some of these millennials — known as HENRYs — prefer a comfortable, expensive lifestyle. But $100,000 also doesn't go that far in today's economy.   submitted by /u/speckz [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesTesla unveils its new supercomputer (5th most powerful in the world) to train self-driving AI   submitted by /u/manual_tranny [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesYuval Noah Harari Predicts the AI Revolution Creating a Massive Wealth Gap (1.5-minute audio clip)   submitted by /u/PodClipsApp [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesExperts Doubt Ethical AI Design Will Be Broadly Adopted As The Norm Within The Next Decade – A Majority Worries That The Evolution Of Artificial Intelligence By 2030 Will Continue To Be Primarily Focused On Optimizing Profits And Social Control.   submitted by /u/speckz [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesAlibaba Deploys 1,000 Delivery Robots As E-Commerce Booms in China; Accelerates Digitization of Hainan   submitted by /u/speckz [link] [comments] 3d ScienceDailyCOVID-19 dual-antibody therapies effective against variants in animal study   A new study suggests that many, but not all, COVID-19 therapies made from combinations of two antibodies are effective against a wide range of virus variants. Further, combination therapies appear to prevent the emergence of drug resistance. 3d ScienceDailyGene profile in blood predicts risk of poor outcomes, death for patients with COVID-19   A previously validated blood gene profile that predicts idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis mortality was repurposed to assess the likelihood of COVID-19 survival, a new study reports, 3d ScienceDailyAntibody disease enhancement of COVID-19 does not appear to occur in animal models   Researchers have demonstrated in mice and monkeys that human antibodies lacked the ability to make SARS-CoV-2 infection worse and, instead, exerted their defensive powers against the infection. The findings help reinforce evidence that antibodies are safe when given as treatments or induced by COVID-19 vaccines. 3d ScienceDailyScientists develop energy saving technique paving way for a carbon neutral society   Researchers have discovered a method which will allow for faster communication systems and better energy saving electronics. 3d ScienceDailyProjections of US high-tide flooding show rapid increases and extreme months   In the mid-2030s, multiple United States coastal regions may see rapid increases in the number of high-tide flooding (HTF) days, according to a new study. The combined effects of sea-level rise and natural fluctuations in tidal range are anticipated to cause tipping points in the frequency of HTF. 3d ScienceDailyNew research finds link between walking speed and dual tasking after stroke   Research has found that training stroke survivors to walk at a faster speed during recovery can help improve the brain function that enables people to walk and perform another task simultaneously, known as dual-task walking. 3d ScienceDailyTargeted therapy could be first line treatment for childhood cancer   Scientists studying a common childhood cancer have made a major breakthrough which could lead to a cure for some youngsters who would not have survived the condition. 3d ScienceDailyAdjuvant-free avian influenza vaccines in the works   Researchers develop a new avian influenza vaccine using plant-based recombinant protein. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSmartphone screening and referral increases access to care for people with eye problems   A smartphone-based eye screening and referral system used in the community has been shown to almost triple the number of people with eye problems attending primary care, as well as increasing appropriate uptake of hospital services, compared to the standard approach. The new findings come from research carried out in Kenya, published in The Lancet Digital Health. 3d ScienceDailyMicroscopy deep learning predicts viral infections   When viruses infect cells, changes in the cell nucleus occur, and these can be observed through fluorescence microscopy. Using fluorescence images from live cells, researchers have trained an artificial neural network to reliably recognize cells that are infected by adenoviruses or herpes viruses. The procedure also identifies severe acute infections at an early stage. 3d ScienceDailyScientists reveal silver-based antimicrobials can be utilized as antibiotic adjuvants to combat antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus   A research team discovers that silver (Ag)-based antimicrobials can effectively combat antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus aureus by targeting multiple biological pathways via functional disruption of key proteins and can be further exploited to enhance the efficacy of conventional antibiotics as well as to resensitize methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to antibiotics. 3d FuturismThis Contact Free Solar Power Company Will Reduce Your Electric Bill Solar Years One US •   Thanks to a combination of rebates and incentives for installing a solar-powered system , prices for going solar have never been better. And thanks to a combination of the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) which covers 26 percent of your total solar panel cost, and net metering incentives, investor-owned utilities are mandated to purchase excess solar electricity from homeowners. This helps cut 3d ScienceDaily'Pack ice' tectonics reveal Venus' geological secrets   A new analysis of Venus' surface shows evidence of tectonic motion in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each other like broken chunks of pack ice. 3d BBC News – Science & EnvironmentClimate change: How can you make your home eco-friendly?   There are many ways to reduce a property's environmental impact, says the Energy Saving Trust. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking News'Background' adverse event study will inform global COVID vaccine safety monitoring   The largest, most extensive global study of background rates for adverse events of special interest identifies important differences by age, sex, and database that will inform COVID vaccine safety monitoring. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCreating cooler cities   Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering used a Computational Fluid Dynamics model to find ways to decrease cost and increase usage of cooler surfaces. The paper, published in the journal Nature Communications, examined the possibility of applying cooler surfaces to just half the surfaces in a city. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsWin or lose, women are seeking election for the long haul   An increase in women running for office in recent years has not been a "flash in the pan." UC Davis researchers expect women to continue to run for office, and do so repeatedly whether they win or lose. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCrustal block tectonics offer clues to Venus' geology, study finds   New analysis of Venus' surface shows evidence of tectonic motion in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each other like broken chunks of pack ice. Published in the PNAS, the study — which includes contributions by Baylor University planetary physicist Peter James, Ph.D. — found that the movement of these blocks could indicate that Venus is still geologically active and give scie 3d The AtlanticThe Atlantic's Floodlines Wins 2021 Peabody Award   The Atlantic 's narrative podcast Floodlines has won a 2021 Peabody Award . The eight-part series, hosted by senior editor Vann R. Newkirk II and executive produced by Katherine Wells , reported on New Orleans after its 2005 flood, and examined how Hurricane Katrina has shaped the city and its residents' lives in the years since it devastated the Gulf Coast. This is The Atlantic 's first Peabody 3d NPRHow To Stay Safe And Cool In Extreme Heat   As temperatures rise above 100 in many places around the U.S., Kristina Dahl of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains warning signs for heat-related illnesses and tips for staying cool. (Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images) 3d Livescience.comHelp this Space Cat rocket off Earth with 20% Prime Day savings on this fun math game   Get 20% off this Space Cat math game for kids on Prime Day. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsRare neurological disorder documented following COVID-19 vaccination   In two separate articles in the Annals of Neurology, clinicians in India and England report cases of a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre? syndrome after individuals were vaccinated against COVID-19. 3d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyPoaching affects behavior of endangered capuchin monkeys in Brazilian biological reserve   A study conducted in the Una Biological Reserve in the state of Bahia, Brazil, shows that in a habitat with high hunting pressure the risk of predation has such a significant impact on the behavior of the Yellow-breasted capuchin monkey Sapajus xanthosternos that it even avoids areas offering an abundant supply of plant biomass and invertebrates, its main sources of food. 3d Phys.orgElectronic monitoring failed to reduce recidivism for girls in juvenile justice system, says study   In recent years, many juvenile courts have adopted in-home detention with electronic monitoring tethers as an alternative to institutional incarceration. A new study has examined whether this approach reduces recidivism among girls involved in the juvenile justice system. The study found that tethers failed to reduce reoffending among the girls; in fact, they may be harmful because in-home detenti 3d FuturismBitcoin IRA Lets You Easily and Affordably Invest in Crypto for Your Retirement   More and more investors are looking to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as a way to earn big returns on their money. While no one knows what the future holds, those who adopted Bitcoin early have already seen the value of their holdings skyrocket. And if you're interested investing for retirement, Bitcoin IRA is an easy, convenient way for you to make sure you don't get left behind in a crypto-focus 3d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyStudy examines how breast implant surfaces affect immune response   Rice University bioengineers collaborated on a six-year study that systematically analyzed how the surface architecture of breast implants influences the development of adverse effects, including an unusual type of lymphoma. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsAGS publishes updated AGS Minimum Geriatrics Competencies for Graduating Medical Students   The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has published an updated version of the AGS Minimum Geriatrics Competencies for Graduating Medical Students, which were created to ensure that medical school graduates across the US are prepared to provide high-quality care for us all as we age. A workgroup of American Geriatrics Society leaders updated the original competencies using a modified Delphi method 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsLandmark field trials show potential of gene-editing   Field trials investigating healthy compounds in agronomically important brassica crops have underlined the "immense potential" of gene editing technology, say researchers. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy: Electronic monitoring failed to reduce recidivism for girls in juvenile justice system   In recent years, many juvenile courts have adopted in-home detention with electronic monitoring tethers as an alternative to institutional incarceration. A new study examined whether this approach reduces recidivism among girls involved in the juvenile justice system. The study found that tethers failed to reduce reoffending among the girls; in fact, they may be harmful because in-home detention l 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsBen-Gurion U. scientists invent an artificial nose for continuous bacterial monitoring   'We invented an artificial nose based on unique carbon nanoparticles ('carbon dots') capable of sensing gas molecules and detecting bacteria through the volatile metabolites the emit into the air,' says lead researcher Professor Raz Jelinek, BGU vice president for Research & Development, member of the BGU Department of Chemistry and the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and 3d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyProfiling gene expression in plant embryos, one nucleus at a time   Following fertilization, early plant embryos arise through a rapid initial diversification of their component cell types. As a result, this series of coordinated cell divisions rapidly sculpts the embryo's body plan. The developmental phenomenon in question is orchestrated by a transcriptional activation of the plant genome. However, the underlying cellular differentiation programs have long remai 3d Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issueNovel technologies for emission reduction complement conservation agriculture to achieve negative emissions from row-crop production [Agricultural Sciences]   Plants remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Because agriculture's productivity is based on this process, a combination of technologies to reduce emissions and enhance soil carbon storage can allow this sector to achieve net negative emissions while maintaining high productivity. Unfortunately, current row-crop agricultural practice generates about 5%… 3d Futurity.orgNew beetle species get classic sci-fi names   Michigan State entomologists have discovered dozens of new beetle species—and named some after iconic sci-fi heroines. The original Star Trek television series took place in a future when space is the final frontier, but humanity hasn't reached that point quite yet. As researchers like entomologists Sarah Smith and Anthony Cognato are reminding us, there's still plenty to discover right here on E 3d Phys.orgTulsa's jazz-style evolution on flood control shows importance of collaboration, says study   Tulsa may not be the first town one thinks of when talking about jazz, and flood management may not be the first vocation one compares to the musical genre. But the success Tulsa displayed in going from one of the nation's most flood-prone cities to a nationally recognized model of long-term risk reduction in just two decades is analogous to the evolution of one of the most American styles of musi 3d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsAuthor Correction: Increased Serum Hyaluronic Acid and Heparan Sulfate in Dengue Fever: Association with Plasma Leakage and Disease Severity   Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92487-3 3d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsAuthor Correction: Incidence of notified Lyme borreliosis in Germany, 2013–2017   Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92398-3 3d Phys.org'Preventing more, picking up less.' Proliferating plastic pollution sparks change in approach   As plastic pollution soars—filling waterways, air, soil and living things with the material—some in St. Louis are joining efforts to confront the crisis through new approaches. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsThe same cell type can help or hinder kidney repair after acute injury   USC Stem Cell has identified a type of injured cell that might contribute to the transition from an acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease. When an injury caused proximal tubule cells (PTCs) to die, surviving ones multiplied to repair the injury. But after function was restored, some PTCs which failed to repair normally appeared at the injury site. These damaged cells showed activity implic 3d Science MagazineRain in sub-Saharan Africa can mean more butterflies in Europe   Study finally explains mysterious annual variations in painted lady butterfly numbers 3d Phys.orgNew study on climate change impacts on plants could lead to better conservation strategies   The loss of plant species that are especially vulnerable to climate change might lead to bigger problems than previous studies have suggested, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. If confirmed, the findings can help inform conservation strategies and lead to more accurate predictions about what ecosystems will look like in the future. 3d Phys.orgChanges in farming practices could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2036   Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory participated in a study that shows innovation in technologies and agricultural practices could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from grain production by up to 70 percent within the next 15 years. 3d Livescience.comAmazon Prime Day Spotlight Deal: Tegu Blocks up to 40% off   Tegu's high-quality magnetic blocks are up to 40% on Prime Day. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsProfiling gene expression in plant embryos one nucleus at a time   The first plant embryo gene expression atlas at the single cell level was developed by a team of researchers at GMI – Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The work, published in the journal Development, is a milestone on the way to uncovering the molecular mechanisms that determine how the most fundamental plant cell-types are established at the b 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsTulsa's jazz-style evolution on flood control shows importance of collaboration: Study   Tulsa, OK went from a severely flood-prone city to one of the most successful in the country in terms of flood control. A new study shows the importance of collaboration and empathy and how that transition mirrors the evolution of jazz. 3d ScienceDailyComputers help researchers find materials to turn solar power into hydrogen   Researchers report that they have taken a step toward overcoming the challenge of inexpensive hydrogen production by using supercomputers to find materials that could help accelerate hydrogen separation when water is exposed to light, a process called photocatalysis. 3d ScienceDailyEngineers create 'seeds' for growing near-perfect 2D perovskite crystals   Engineers have created microscopic seeds for growing remarkably uniform 2D perovskite crystals that are both stable and highly efficient at harvesting electricity from sunlight. 3d ScienceDailyNew modeling technique shows greater likelihood, frequency of urban extreme heat events   This model addresses the fact that most traditional climate models effectively ignore cities entirely, causing them to underestimate the frequency and severity of urban heat waves. Urban areas make up only 2-3% of the earth's land, so their effect on global models is negligible, but more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, so their impact is significant. 3d ScienceDailyA bright future: Using visible light to decompose CO2 with high efficiency   To tackle the challenge of global warming, scientists have been looking into green and sustainable methods of breaking down carbon dioxide in emissions and in the atmosphere. Now, a group of researchers have developed a novel, easy to synthesize composite compound that enables the efficient use of solar energy to reduce carbon dioxide, taking us one step closer to achieving a green economy. 3d Biochemistry Research News — ScienceDailyA tiny device incorporates a compound made from starch and baking soda to harvest energy from movement   Scientists have used a compound made from a starch derivative and baking soda to help convert mechanical to electrical energy. The approach is cost-effective and biocompatible, and can help charge low-energy electronics like calculators and watches. 3d Livescience.comPrime Day air purifier deals: Improve your air quality with 30% savings   For Amazon Prime Day, save 30% or more on these HEPA-filter air purifiers to keep your home or other area fresh and free of dander and other allergens. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsPotato nutrients can help reduce sodium retention, may help reduce risk of hypertension   New study investigates effect of increased dietary potassium from a whole food — baked/boiled potatoes and baked French fries — or a potassium supplement on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors compared to a 'typical American' (lower potassium) diet. Results showed including baked/boiled potatoes as part of a typical American diet had the greatest benefit on sodium retent 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStatin therapy not associated with cognitive decline, dementia in older adults, study says   The use of statin therapy in adults 65 years old or older is not associated with incident dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or decline in individual cognition domains, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy shows registry data could support clinical trials   Data captured in NCDR registries is similar in quality, depth and granularity when compared to data captured through clinical trials, according to research in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions that compared data from the DAPT Study to NCDR CathPCI Registry data. This is good news for streamlining data collection and supports recent efforts to standardize data elements and definitions used in clin 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsChildhood BMI may influence poorer health outcomes in adulthood   A high body mass index (BMI) during adolescence is a significant risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, early heart attack and overall poorer health for young adults, regardless of BMI in adulthood, according to a research letter published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 3d Futurity.orgTeam links fossil fuel to more than 1 million deaths in 2017   More than one million deaths worldwide were attributable to the burning of fossil fuels in 2017, according to a new study. More than half of those deaths were attributable to coal. Researchers from around the world comprehensively examined the sources and health effects of air pollution—not just on a global scale, but also individually for more than 200 countries. Pollution is at once a global cr 3d Futurity.orgOcean stickleback fish adapt to lake life quickly   New research clarifies the genomic changes that drove the rapid evolution of three-spine stickleback fish. The three-spine stickleback fish evolved independently from its marine ancestors in thousands of freshwater lakes across the northern hemisphere, a process called parallel evolution. This process appears to occur within decades, providing scientists a unique opportunity to actually observe v 3d Futurity.orgBlocking 1 protein repairs liver damage from acetaminophen   New research overturns a prior hypothesis about repairing liver damage from acetaminophen. Researchers have shown that the human form of the signaling protein interleukin 11 (IL-11) has a damaging effect on human liver cells. The finding, which appears in Science Translational Medicine , suggests that blocking IL-11 signaling could have a restorative effect. Acetaminophen, also called paracetamol 3d The Scientist RSSThe Baker Company launches PhO2x box, unique and easy to use a physoxia/hypoxia system, designed for short duration in vitro cell culture experiments   [no content] 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsJapanese, Italian, US physicists reveal new measurements of high-energy cosmic rays   New findings published this week in Physical Review Letters suggest that cosmic ray nuclei of hydrogen, carbon and oxygen travel through the galaxy toward Earth in a similar way, but, surprisingly, that iron arrives at Earth differently. 3d Science Magazine'Speed and scale.' One year into the job, NSF's director prepares for massive budget growth   Sethuraman Panchanathan also confronts increased scrutiny of the basic research agency 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsPhysicists made photons be friends with magnons   A team of scientists from NUST MISIS and MIPT have developed and tested a new platform for realization of the ultra-strong photon-to-magnon coupling. The proposed system is on-chip and is based on thin-film hetero-structures with superconducting, ferromagnetic and insulating layers. This discovery solves a problem that has been on the agenda of research teams from different countries for the last 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSolar energy collectors grown from seeds   Rice University engineers have created microscopic seeds for growing remarkably uniform 2D perovskite crystals that are both stable and highly efficient at harvesting electricity from sunlight. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsThird of Americans use gray market caregivers to aid the elderly and those with dementia   The rapid aging of the US population is expected to increase the demand for long-term care and supports to help with the activities of daily living. A new study finds that nearly a third of Americans who arranged for paid care for an older person or someone with dementia employed workers who were not hired through a regulated agency. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsRUDN University doctors found out the role of macrophages in liver regeneration   RUDN University doctors found out what role macrophages play in the recovery of the liver after the removal of its significant part. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsListening to mix of sounds and silence preserves temporal sound processing in mice   Broadband sounds embedded with short pauses can maintain temporal sound processing in a mouse model of hearing loss, according to new research published in eNeuro. 3d Phys.orgNew model simulates the tsunamis caused by iceberg calving   A team of scientists has developed a new model for simulating both iceberg calving and the tsunamis that are triggered as a result. Their method can help improve hazard assessment in coastal areas and refine the empirical calving models used to evaluate rising sea levels. 3d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyCellular mechanisms of early mammary gland development unraveled   Despite long-standing interest, the cellular mechanisms driving the initiation of mammary gland development have remained elusive for decades, mostly due to technical limitations in studying dynamic cell behaviors in live tissues. Recent advances in microscopic methods and availability of various mouse models allowed the research group of Marja Mikkola from HiLIFE Institute of Biotechnology, Unive 3d Phys.orgNew high-speed method for spectroscopic measurements   Researchers at Tampere University and their collaborators have shown how spectroscopic measurements can be made much faster. By correlating polarization to the color of a pulsed laser, the team can track changes in the spectrum of light by simple and extremely fast polarization measurements. The method opens new possibilities to measure spectral changes on a nanosecond time scale over the entire c 3d Livescience.comNational Geographic chemistry and Earth science kits on sale for Prime Day   From chemistry experiments to Earth science explorations, these Prime Day discounts offer a number of science-minded activities. 3d Phys.orgGCSE results linked to child's enjoyment of school at age six   A child's enjoyment of school at six years old is linked to their GCSE results aged 16, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published in the journal Science of Learning. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsBlaming the pandemic for stress leaves couples happier   When the COVID-19 pandemic hit during the winter of 2020, locking down entire countries and leaving people isolated in their homes without outside contact for weeks at a time, many relationship experts wondered what that kind of stress would do to romantic couples. What they found was that when couples blamed the pandemic for their stress, they were happier in their relationships. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsBetter reporting of studies on artificial intelligence: CONSORT-AI and beyond   An increasing number of studies on artificial intelligence (AI) are published in the dental and oral sciences but aspects of these studies suffer from a range of limitations. Standards towards reporting, like the recently published CONSORT-AI extension, can help to improve studies in this emerging field. Watch authors discuss the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) article 'Better Reporting of Studie 3d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsAuthor Correction: A nanoluciferase SARS-CoV-2 for rapid neutralization testing and screening of anti-infective drugs for COVID-19   Nature Communications, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24300-8 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNew report from VA-BU-Concussion Legacy Foundation Brain Bank marks 1,000 brain donations milestone with inside look at CTE research   Research collaborators from the VA, Boston University, and the Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF) published an inspiring new report today, '1,000 Reasons for Hope,' which exclusively details the first 1,000 brain donors studied at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank since 2008 and how they have advanced research on concussions and CTE. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsRunning in the blood: Blood lipids are linked to cancer, but depending on family history   Several studies have associated blood lipids with different types of cancer like that of the food pipe or 'esophagus,' but much remains to be understood, to apply this knowledge clinically. A group of Chinese scientists has successfully advanced this line of research, by identifying the role of family history in modifying the association between blood lipids and risk of developing esophageal malig 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSwitchable diurnal radiative cooling by doped VO2   In a new publication from Opto-Electronic Advances, researchers led by Professor Junsuk Rho from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea consider switchable diurnal radiative cooling by doped VO2. 3d Livescience.comSee the summer's best skywatching events with these Celestron telescopes on sale for Prime Day   Summer is the perfect time for stargazing. The meteors are falling (check out the Perseids on Aug. 11), the planets are out in full glory (Jupiter's four moons will cross the planet's disk for quite a show on June 26), and the nights are warm. But every would-be Edwin Hubble needs the right equipment. On Monday, Amazon's Prime Day brings the goods with deals on Celestron telescopes at a variety of 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsRedHill announces presentation of positive oral opaganib phase 2 data in COVID-19   RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (Nasdaq: RDHL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced presentation of the positive Phase 2 safety and efficacy data for oral opaganib (Yeliva®, ABC294640) in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia at the World Microbe Forum (WMF) 2021 (poster #: 5574). 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsThere's no cheating old age   Life expectancy in primate populations is determined by the survival rate of the younger ones. 3d NatureClimate warming leaves the US Southwest high and dry   Nature, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01660-1 Humidity on summer days has declined since 1950, threatening water supplies and increasing the risk of wildfires. 3d Futurity.orgWill the government UFO report show we're not alone?   The US government report on UFOs could give us answers—or not, astronomer Nick Suntzeff says. The government report on unidentified flying objects is coming soon. Texas A&M University astronomer Suntzeff has been involved with space research for 30 years and spent 20 years in Chile, where he helped co-discover dark matter . Here, Suntzeff offers his thoughts about UFOs and whether or not we are a 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsExtracellular mRNA transported to the nucleus shows translation-independent function   Researchers found a portion of the extracellular messenger RNA (mRNA) are taken up by natural killer cells (NK cells) expressing the mRNA receptor protein and has a function in the cell. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking News'Suffocating' cancer: A new headway in melanoma immunotherapy   Led by Dr. Bassam Janji, from the Luxembourg Institute of Health, the team used gene editing technologies to show how targeting HIF-1α could not only inhibit tumor growth, but also drive cytotoxic immune cells to the cancer tissue. This discovery provided a valuable new target to make resistant melanomas more vulnerable to available anti-cancer treatments. Their findings were recently published in 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy suggests blood test could guide precision treatment in bladder cancer   A blood test that can detect tiny amounts of circulating cancer DNA may be able to identify risk of cancer recurrence and guide precision treatment in bladder cancer following surgery, according to a clinical study led by Professor Tom Powles from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSignificant inequalities observed in popular Liverpool 'mass testing' pilot   A study by the University of Liverpool has shown that while asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in Liverpool was popular, significant inequalities were evident between those who got tested and those who didn't. 3d Livescience.comBest Prime Day board game deals: great savings on strategy games   Find big savings on classics such as Pandemic the board game, and educational STEM games from Osmo 3d Livescience.comLego's A-wing Starfighter from 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' is 37% off for Prime Day   The iconic Lego Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Resistance A Wing Starfighter is 37% off for Prime Day. 3d ScienceDailyAncient bones provide clues about Kangaroo Island's past and future   A study of ancient bones on South Australia's Kangaroo Island has provided new information about the Island's past fauna and an insight into how species may live there in the future. 3d Livescience.comDive into LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian's Razor Crest starship is 40% off for Prime Day   This amazing LEGO Mandalorian Razor Crest kit is the perfect kit for the Star Wars fan in your life. 3d IngeniørenVerdens stærkeste magnet på vej til fusionsreaktoren   ITER: Den enorme central solenoid har et magnetfelt der er 280,000 gange så stærkt som Jordens. Det skal bruges til at holde den varme plasma i reaktoren væk fra væggene. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsFertility drugs do not increase breast cancer risk, study finds   Drugs routinely used during fertility treatments to release eggs do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, new research has shown. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsInvestigational Alzheimer's drug improves biomarkers of the disease   An ongoing international Alzheimer's clinical trial has found that one drug, gantenerumab, improved biomarkers of disease despite unclear cognitive effects, prompting study leaders to offer participants the option of continuing to receive the drug and participate in follow-up examinations as part of a so-called open label extension. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsImplantable brain device relieves pain in early study   A computerized brain implant effectively relieves short-term and chronic pain in rodents, a new study finds. The experiments, conducted by investigators at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, offer what the researchers call a "blueprint" for the development of brain implants to treat pain syndromes and other brain-based disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsAssociation of changes in seasonal respiratory virus activity, antibiotic prescriptions with COVID-19 pandemic   What The Study Did: This study demonstrated a decrease in respiratory virus detections and a decline in antibiotic prescribing rates for respiratory tract infections during the COVID-19 pandemic. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsUsing birthdays to assess association between social gatherings, COVID-19 risk   What The Study Did: Using administrative healthcare data on 2.9 million households, this study suggests that events that lead to small and informal social gatherings, such as birthdays, and in particular, children's birthdays, are a potentially important source in SARS-CoV-2 transmission. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsAssociation between race, COVID-19 outcomes among children in England   What The Study Did: Results of this study suggest race-specific disparities in SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 hospital outcomes seen in adults also exist among children, after accounting for several clinical and sociodemographic factors thought to play a role in the disease. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsExperiences of family members of patients with severe COVID-19 who died in ICUs in France   What The Study Did: This qualitative study reports that, in the midst of a major public health crisis, the erosion of family-centered care practices was associated with a dramatic impact on the experiences of family members of patients who died. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsPreventive aspirin use in older US adults with, without diabetes   What The Study Did: In the context of recently revised guidelines that discourage routine use of aspirin in adults 70 years and older, these findings suggest that older adults may have potential overuse of aspirin therapy if it is not actively discontinued, especially among those with diabetes. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsVirtual reality as pain relief: reducing dressing change pain in pediatric burn patients   Prior studies have investigated alternative approaches to pain reduction in burn injury patients that focus on distraction, such as music, hypnosis, toys, and virtual reality (VR). In a study published today in JAMA Network Open, Henry Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, MBA, and his research team reported the use of smartphone-based VR games during dressing changes in pediatric patients with burn injuries. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsPopular sepsis prediction tool less accurate than claimed   A study from Michigan Medicine reveals that Epic System's sepsis prediction tool performs much worse than indicated by the model's information sheet, correctly sorting patients on their risk of sepsis just 63 percent of the time. 3d Futurity.orgScreens at bedtime rob young teens of sleep   Middle schoolers who spend time on smartphones, laptops, and tablets in the hour before bed are likely to sleep poorly and be more tired the next day, a new study shows. Researchers looked at the effects of screen time at bedtime among 345 12-to-14-year-olds over a six-month period. They found that not only did spending time on media devices before going to bed disrupt sleep but that it had a "bi 3d SciencemagNovobiocin Returns? But Not as an Antibiotic.   Here's some interesting work from Dana-Farber (earlier BioRxiv version here ) that may turn into a rare example of repurposing an old drug, if it works out. The team was studying an enzyme called DNA polymerase theta (also known by its corresponding gene name, POLQ), which is one of the lesser-known members of that functional family. Some of these seem to be involved in DNA replication under high 3d Discover MagazineWicked High Tides: Citizen Scientists Plan for Sea-Level Rise   King tides happen when the Earth, Sun and moon align, sometimes creating "sunny day flooding." To understand how sea level rise will change future flood patterns, researchers and citizen scientists are teaming up to map areas that are already impacted. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNovel associations between genetics and vitamin B12 deficiency with an autoimmune etiology   Researchers at the Estonian Genome Centre at the University of Tartu described novel associations between genetics and autoimmune vitamin B12 deficiency in their recent publication in Nature Communications. Autoimmunity means that an individual's immune system is no longer able to recognize its tissues as 'self' and starts attacking healthy tissues and cells, leading to autoimmune disease. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSurgical treatment of brain tumors should also be considered for the elderly   A Finnish study indicates that neurosurgical treatment of benign brain tumors improves the quality of life of elderly people in good health and adds to their lifespan. 3d Futurity.orgEarth has a 'pulse' every 27.5 million years   Geologic activity on Earth appears to follow a 27.5-million-year cycle, giving the planet a "pulse," researchers report. "Many geologists believe that geological events are random over time. But our study provides statistical evidence for a common cycle, suggesting that these geologic events are correlated and not random," says Michael Rampino, a geologist and professor in New York University's b 3d TED Talks Daily (SD video)What your money habits reveal about you | Robert A. Belle   Your money habits reveal a lot about you: your hopes, fears, dreams and other deep personal truths you may not even be aware of, says accountant Robert A. Belle. He shares how taking stock of your transaction history can unlock surprisingly valuable insights about what drives you to spend (and save) — and provides practical tips on how to perform an "emotional audit" of your expenses. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsThe clean power of starch   Scientists have used a compound made from a starch derivative and baking soda to help convert mechanical to electrical energy. The approach, developed by scientists at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Technology (DGIST), with colleagues in Korea and India, is cost-effective and biocompatible, and can help charge low-energy electronics like calculators and watches. The details were published in the jou 3d Phys.orgCrowds gather at Stonehenge for Solstice despite advice   Dozens of people have ignored advice not to travel to Stonehenge for the annual summer solstice celebrations, which were cancelled Monday due to coronavirus concerns. 3d Phys.orgMission to rescue doomed trout at the Arroyo Seco fans Pasadena water war   In an era of increasing drought and nearly back-to-back wildfires, state conservationists have been working overtime in the San Gabriel Mountains to rescue frogs, fish and other species facing potential oblivion by rounding up populations of threatened animals and transporting them to safer areas. 3d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyWhy trees grow at night   Trees form new cells by using the carbohydrates they produce through photosynthesis. However, it is not primarily the availability of carbohydrates that limits growth, but the water tension in the tree, the so-called water potential, as this study recently published in the journal New Phytologist shows. 3d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyBioeconomy: Taking microbes out of dark and into the light   Microorganisms are the oldest, most abundant, and most diverse life forms on earth and offer enormous potential for biotechnological applications. To date, however, only a fraction of them could be isolated and cultivated. The "MicroMATRIX" research project, funded with EUR 1.5 million by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and led by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), aims 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsNew method using profragrance nanoparticles promises longer-lasting scented products   Based on novel engineering technology, researchers have fabricated profragrance nanoparticles that precisely control fragrance release, both in aqueous solution and on wallpaper under indoor light. In addition, the method used supports the flash and scale-up preparation of profragrance nanoparticles for industrial applications, with high batch-to-batch reproducibility. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsHKU scientists reveal silver-based antimicrobials can be utilized as antibiotic adjuvants to combat antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus   A research team at the University of Hong Kong discovers that silver (Ag)-based antimicrobials can effectively combat antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus aureus by targeting multiple biological pathways via functional disruption of key proteins and can be further exploited to enhance the efficacy of conventional antibiotics as well as to resensitize methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRS 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsHKU physics Ph.D. student obtained the Higgs mode via dimensional crossover in quantum magnets revealing importance of dimensions in many-body systems   By combining numerical and analytic analyses, the research team successfully explained revealed the clear presence of the Higgs mode in the quasi-1D quantum magnetic systems. The results not only can help to find out the key model parameters of the material but also reveal a picture of how dimension matters in the condensed material. These research finding has been published in one of the most pre 3d IngeniørenGrænseværdi for dieselpartikler skærpes: Ikke et problem, siger DSB   PLUS. Efter et halvt år med en grænseværdi på 50 µg/m3 for dieselpartikler i arbejdsmiljøet ser den nu ud til at blive sænket til 10 µg/m3 fra 1. juli. Det bliver dog ikke noget problem forsikrer DSB, der fortsat råder over flere dieseltog med høj eksponering. 3d NatureShell shock: a biologist's quest to save the endangered painted snail   Nature, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01683-8 Bernardo Reyes-Tur aims to unravel the mating mysteries of Cuba's imperilled Polymita. 3d Phys.orgBroad support for ambitious climate policy if four conditions are met   Build onshore wind turbines, raise gas prices or maybe impose a meat tax? What does the Dutch population think about Dutch climate policy? Researchers used a so-called Participatory Value Evaluation (PVE) to enable more than 10,000 Dutch people to advise the government on this issue. This public consultation method ensures that the (silent) middle group can have its say. On 17 June, the researcher 3d Phys.orgWhat is 'gain-of-function' and why does it matter in the search for SARS-CoV-2's origins?   Due to unanswered questions into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, both the U.S. government and scientists have called for a deeper examination into the validity of claims that a virus could have escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China. 3d Phys.org'Managed retreat' can reinvent cities while protecting lives against climate change effects   June's record-breaking heat wave left more than 40 million Americans sweltering in temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Some places reached 120 F, and energy grids were struggling to keep people cool. More than half the Western U.S. is now in extreme or exceptional drought, wildfires are already menacing homes, and hurricane season is off to another busy start. 3d Phys.orgContact with sperm donors arouses many emotions in adult offspring   Sweden was the first country in the world to introduce open-identity sperm donation, whereby adult children are entitled to obtain information about their donors. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now explored how such contacts and relations affect the parents of these young men and women. The study, which is published in Human Reproduction, shows that mothers often find it easier to accep 3d Phys.orgWhen tipping and smiling are expected at work, so is sexual harassment   Workers in the service industry are often pressured by their employers to give friendly "service with a smile." New research suggests that when those employees also rely on tips to earn a living, it creates a power dynamic between the employee and customer that may increase the likelihood of sexual harassment on the job. 3d Futurity.orgNew drug target reveals potential to stop C. diff infection   A new study paves the way for the development of next generation therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection. C. difficile infection (CDI) is the most frequent cause of health-care-acquired gastrointestinal infections and death in developed countries. Published in Nature Communications , the study reveals the first 3D structure of the C. difficile toxin B ( 3d Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvarMer uppmärksamhet när möss utesluts ur titeln   Forskare har undersökt hur titeln på forskningsstudier påverkar nyhetsartiklar om resultaten. Genomgången bygger på över 600 studier om Alzheimers sjukdom, publicerade under år 2018 och 2019. Samtliga var publicerade som open access och byggde på möss. 3d ScienceDailyNew geochemical study confirms cause of end-Permian mass extinction event   Researchers found a direct link between global dispersion of nickel-rich aerosols, ocean chemistry changes and the end-Permian mass extinction event that took place 251 million years ago. 3d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsAuthor Correction: Climate variations of Central Asia on orbital to millennial timescales   Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92496-2 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsUnderstanding the impact of medical cannabis on kids, a meta-analysis   Medical cannabis is particularly helpful at treating severe epilepsy and chemotherapy's pernicious side effects. However, the side effects of these treatments in kids is still an open question. 3d IngeniørenBatteriet blev forringet: Danske Tesla-ejere lægger sag an   Ejere af ældre Tesla model S'er går nu sammen om et sagsanlæg. I Norge her et tilsvarende sagsanlæg ført til store erstatninger. 3d HumanBrainProject (uploads) on YouTubeAddressing dual-use research of concern in neuroscience and neurotechnology   In this presentation, Dr. Inga Ulnicane introduces an approach to address dual-use research of concern (https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/social-ethical-reflective/about/dual-use/) developed in the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP). Advances in neuroscience and neurotechnology come with promises of new treatments but they also present important societal and ethical concerns including those of 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCatherine F. Sinclair, MD appointed incoming Editor-in-Chief of VideoEndocrinology™   Catherine F. Sinclair, MD, has been appointed the next Editor-in-Chief of VideoEndocrinology™, published byMary Ann Liebert, Inc. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsWhen tipping and smiling are both expected at work, so is sexual harassment   Workers in the service industry are often pressured by their employers to give friendly "service with a smile." New Penn State research suggests that when those employees also rely on tips to earn a living, it creates a power dynamic between the employee and customer that may increase the likelihood of sexual harassment on the job. 3d IngeniørenBilfirmaer vil lave ny månebil   General Motors og Lockheed Martin er klar. Spørgsmålet er blot, hvor selvkørende bilen skal være. 3d Phys.orgA cavitation-on-a-chip device with a multiple microchannel configuration   Hydrodynamic cavitation is a major phase change phenomena that can occur with a sudden decrease in the local static pressure within a fluid. The emergence of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and high-speed microfluidic devices have attracted considerable attention with implementations in many fields including cavitation applications. In a new study now on Nature: Microsystems and Nanoengineer 3d Phys.orgPlant probes make sense for sustainable farming   A method for making ultrathin sensors for monitoring the health of crops could help farmers grow more food without putting extra demands on the land. 3d Phys.orgFear of separation impacts how Latinx parents talk with children about immigration issues   The fear of family separation has shifted how and when Latinx immigrant parents talk to their children about their documentation status and other issues around immigration. 3d Phys.orgAre low-paid jobs really a stepping stone to better pay? A new study suggests it's not that simple   A job—any job—is generally thought of as better than no job at all. Consequently, low-paid work is often considered a "stepping stone" to a higher-paid job. But how easily do low-paid workers climb up the pay scale, really? 3d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologyCombating antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus   A research team led by Professor Hongzhe Sun, Norman & Cecilia Yip Professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry and Chair Professor from Research Divison for Chemistry and Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, in collaboration with Dr. Richard Yi-Ysun Kao, Associate Professor from the Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. Aixin Yan, Associate Professor from School of B 3d Phys.orgNew technology helps farmers to remove nitrates from drainage   Massey University scientists unveiled a prototype of their novel systems for stripping nitrate from farm drainage at this year's Fieldays, capturing hundreds of people's attention including farmers of all ages, members of the public and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. 3d Phys.orgDomestic superconducting dipole magnet reaches 12 Tesla   The high-field superconducting magnet team of Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has made progress in a new round of performance tests that ended on June 13. The magnetic field of the dipole magnet developed by the team exceeded 12 Tesla (Tesla) in two apertures at 4.2 K, reaching more than 85% of the critical performance capacity of the superconducting wire 3d Phys.orgKeeping a vigilant watch on SARS-CoV-2   New lateral flow test Vigilant is cheaper, easier to use and as reliable as the current gold standard PCR test for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infection. 3d Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, BiotechnologySmall genetic clues to track the ocean's elusive gentle giants   A new research tool involving the simple task of filling a bottle with seawater could revolutionize how scientists track individual whale sharks and monitor their populations. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy charts 60 years of treatments, health characteristics among people with dwarfism   In a retrospective study believed to be one of the largest of its kind, researchers say they have successfully charted the health risks, growth patterns, and medical and surgical outcomes of 1,374 people with the most common form of dwarfism, called achondroplasia, seen over a 60-year period at four academic medical centers, including Johns Hopkins Medicine. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCOVID-19 studies are bolstered by lung cells made from induced pluripotent stem cells   A team led by researchers at Newcastle University, UK, has successfully created a model of the cells found in the lungs that can be used to replicate how COVID-19 infects the airways. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsBlaming COVID-19 can help couples weather pandemic-related stress   Relationships are often undermined by everyday frustrations like work stress or financial anxiety, but how do couples handle a challenge as unprecedented as the COVID-19 pandemic? People who blamed their stress on the pandemic more than on their partner were happier in their relationship, a new study in Social Psychological and Personality Science reports. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsExposure to homophobic attitudes linked to higher stress levels among sexual minorities   Lesbian, gay and bisexual people who encounter homophobic attitudes experience increases in heart rate, blood pressure and stress hormones, potentially putting them at risk for multiple health problems, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsAnti-gay statements trigger elevated stress in lesbian, gay and bisexual study participants   A study published today finds that when lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are exposed to even mild anti-gay prejudice, it triggers bodily changes such as increases in blood pressure that can contribute to heart disease. 3d Phys.orgRamanome database can help mining microalgal cell factories for reducing carbon emissions   Microalgae are "simple" organisms of single cells, yet they pack a mighty potential punch when it comes to helping humanity achieve carbon neutrality, according to researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Their metabolic activities play fundamental roles in global carbon cycling and convert carbon dioxide into 3d Phys.orgClimate change may lead to more landfalling tropical cyclones in China   Tropical cyclones (TCs) can bring strong wind, heavy rain and storm surge. Meteorologists are concerned that the effects of global warming may change how these storms impact humans. 3d Phys.orgResearchers obtain new results on corrosion behavior of alloy materials under extreme environments   The service behavior of materials under extreme environments is one of the bottlenecks restricting the development of advanced nuclear energy systems. Researchers at the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have lately obtained new results on the corrosion behavior of alloy materials under strong irradiation, high temperature and coolant corrosive environments 3d Dagens MedicinNy professor i dermatologi og allergologi   Charlotte G. Mørtz er blevet ansat som professor og specialeansvarlig overlæge i dermatologi og allergologi ved SDU og OUH. 3d forskning.seLånglivade gifter ansamlas hos foster   Flera årtionden efter att giftiga substanser förbjudits i många länder, har forskare vid Karolinska Institutet hittat ämnena i organ hos foster. Beslutsfattare måste ta hänsyn till mixen av industriella kemikalier som ansamlas i människor och natur, och inte bara hantera dem enskilt, menar forskarna. – Det är viktiga fynd som pekar på behovet av att väga in den samlade effekten av exponering av f 3d ScienceDailyNew software for designing sustainable cities   By 2050, more than 70% of the world's population will live in cities. Researchers have developed software that shows city planners where to invest in nature to improve people's lives and save billions of dollars. 3d ExtremeTechExtreme – ExtremeTechScientists Think They Know What Caused Betelgeuse's 'Great Dimming'   ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/E. O'Gorman/P. Kervella CC BY-SA 4.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Betelgeuse_captured_by_ALMA.jpg Back in October of 2019, astronomers noticed something strange about the star that forms the "shoulder" of the constellation Orion, Betelgeuse. Beginning that month, the star began to dim. Between October 2019 and late February 2020, the star's brightness dropped by a 3d Phys.orgThe risks of adopting 'body positivity' to make a sale   Instagram users who detect self-promotion or corporate marketing in a post embracing the body positivity movement may be turned off by that dual messaging, new research suggests. 3d NatureSix reasons to launch a Young Academy   Nature, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01682-9 As the first national network of early-career researchers marks its 21st birthday, the founders of Hungary's describe how and why they set up theirs in 2019. 3d Future(s) StudiesWorld's First Flying Race Car Makes Historic Maiden Flight   submitted by /u/goki7 [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesMore than 57,000 people have signed petitions to stop Jeff Bezos from returning back to Earth   submitted by /u/Spiritualbeing89 [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesDrones and Medical Supplies   Innovative companies around the world are utilizing drones to deliver much needed medical supplies to rural communities. The problem stems from the fact that there are communities around the globe that are inaccessible by road. This problem is exacerbated during the rainy season. Health workers have to walk miles daily to conduct disease surveillance and it is nearly impossible for them to carry 3d Future(s) StudiesWhy UX (User eXperience) should guide AI – The difference between UX defining what we choose and the AIX (AI eXperience) defining what we choose is steadily seeing the AIX winning out. A narrow AI that has more human feedback is going to be essential if we do not want to become thralls to "AI will".   submitted by /u/izumi3682 [link] [comments] 3d Future(s) StudiesSoftbank France sees the first robot protest as maintenance jobs are cut down   submitted by /u/keepthepace [link] [comments] 3d MIT Technology ReviewWork in Asia's data age   The steady advance of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation technologies has been reshaping work and jobs for the past decade. Well before covid-19, robust debates were underway about the future of work and what potential scenarios for employment might emerge. While many Asian markets have met the challenge of containing the spread of covid-19 with relative levels of success, through well-m 3d Livescience.comTurkey aims to send a rocket to the moon in three years, land lunar rover by 2030   Turkey plans to send a rover to the moon by the end of the decade using a domestically built rocket engine that will first fly to the moon in a test mission in 2023. 3d WiredAmazon Prime Day 2021: 39 Best Kitchen, Home, Kids Deals   (Check for Updates!) Do you need a hair dryer, robot vacuum, or smart rice cooker? We can fill all your homebody needs here. 3d ScienceSummer books 2021   [no content] 3d NatureDaily briefing: Global COVID-19 vaccination gets a billion-dose boost   Nature, Published online: 18 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01687-4 G7 leaders commit to donating one billion COVID-19 vaccination doses by the end of next year. Plus, three missions to the 'forgotten planet' Venus and how scientists are embracing NFTs. 3d forskning.seProfessor: "Bostäder har uteslutits från välfärden"   Bostadsmarknaden har blivit mer marknadsanpassad och det råder brist på billiga hyresrätter. – Statens engagemang är lägre i Sverige än i många andra länder, säger Carina Listerborn, professor i stadsbyggnad. – Sverige används ofta som ett exempel på ett välfärdssamhälle. Men bostäder har uteslutits från välfärden och överlämnats till den privata marknaden, säger Carina Listerborn, professor vid 3d WiredThe 54 Best Prime Day Deals if You Work From Home (Day 2)   We found discounts on webcams, laptops, monitors, and standing desks to kit out your home office. 3d forskning.sePandemin har satt kriskommunikationen på stora prov   Samordningen av kriskommunikationen under coronapandemin har varit mer utmanande än vid någon tidigare kris visar en ny studie vid Mittuniversitetet. − Få har haft erfarenhet av att hantera en sådan omfattande och utdragen kris som pandemin orsakat. Den slog brett mot samhället och ställde höga krav på samverkan och samordning av kriskommunikation. Vår studie visar att samverkan gav en snabb över 3d HumanBrainProject (uploads) on YouTubePerception and Recognition of Objects and Scenes   Read the accompanying news item: https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/follow-hbp/news/a-robot-on-ebrains-has-learned-to-combine-vision-and-touch/ Scientists in the Human Brain Project have constructed a brain-like, deep learning network that enables more efficient robot navigation. The so-called predictive coding networks merge information from visual and tactile sensors of a robot. Using EBRAINS, 3d IngeniørenTechtopia #198: Blockchain skal være nemt som Mobilepay   Dansk startup har bygget ny blockchain, som skal gøre det nemt og billigt at flytte tokens. 3d NatureFive trendy technologies: where are they now?   Nature, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01684-7 A look at notable research tools and projects that have rocketed to prominence reveals some common routes to success. 3d IngeniørenTi børn viser høje nyre- og kolesteroltal efter at have spist PFOS-kød   PLUS. Ti børn fra Korsør Kogræsserforening bliver nu kaldt til undersøgelse på sygehuset, da flere har let forhøjede nyre- og kolesteroltal, og nogle har sygdomme. Alle har spist PFOS-holdigt kalvekød. 3d forskning.seVar polisen sitter påverkar utredningar av brott   Leder det till fler åtal för brott i nära relationer när poliser arbetar på lokal nivå, istället för central? Det har forskare undersökt. − Det finns för- och nackdelar med båda alternativen. På lokalnivå ökar samverkansmöjligheterna både med socialtjänst och kommuner men också internt. Nackdelen kan vara att resurserna riskeras att ätas upp och användas till andra utredningar, säger han. I samba 3d Vetenskap och HälsaNy datormodell hjälper till att förutsäga sjukdom och skräddarsy behandlingar för hjärtpatienter   Kliniker och forskare, från bland annat MIT och Lunds universitet, har analyserat hur individuella genetiska förändringar påverkar hjärtmuskeln. Forskarna har skapat ett nytt datorverktyg för att integrera data om arvsmassa med kliniska data och på så sätt förbättra medicinska och kirurgiska beslut och även stödja framtida behandlingar för patienter med ärftlig hjärtsjukdom. 3d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsSelective hydroboration of unsaturated bonds by an easily accessible heterotopic cobalt catalyst   Nature Communications, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24117-5 Homogeneous earth-abundant metal catalysis based on well-defined metal complexes is of interest for organic synthesis, but typically employs expensive catalysts, air sensitive or synthetically challenging chemicals. Here, the authors report an efficient and regio-selective catalytic system for hydroboration of v 3d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsNi-catalyzed hydroaminoalkylation of alkynes with amines   Nature Communications, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24032-9 Allylic amines are versatile building blocks in organic synthesis and exist in bioactive compounds, but efficient catalytic systems for hydroaminoalkylation of alkynes are needed. Here, the authors report a late transition metal‐catalyzed hydroaminoalkylation of alkynes with N‐sulfonyl amines, providing a series 3d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsGenomic imprinting in mouse blastocysts is predominantly associated with H3K27me3   Nature Communications, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23510-4 In most mammals, imprinted genes contain epigenetic marks that differ in each parental genome and control their parent-of-origin-specific expression. Here, the authors map imprinted genes in mouse preimplantation embryos and find that imprinted gene expression in blastocysts is mainly dependent on Polycomb-media 3d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsA catalog of the diversity and ubiquity of bacterial microcompartments   Nature Communications, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24126-4 Bacterial microcompartments (BMCs) are organelles consisting of a protein shell in which certain metabolic reactions take place separated from the cytoplasm. Here, Sutter et al. present a comprehensive catalog of BMC loci, substantially expanding the number of known BMCs and describing distinct types and compart 3d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsPhylogenomic analysis reveals persistence of gonococcal strains with reduced-susceptibility to extended-spectrum cephalosporins and mosaic penA-34   Nature Communications, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24072-1 Resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to extended spectrum cephalosporins is an increasing concern. Here, the authors conduct whole genome sequencing of isolates from the United States and find that most resistant isolates were associated with a persistent circulating lineage. 3d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsEngineered ACE2 receptor therapy overcomes mutational escape of SARS-CoV-2   Nature Communications, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24013-y Hoshino et al., engineer a human virus receptor, hACE2, and demonstrate its potential for overcoming SARS-CoV-2 mutations that otherwise hinder therapeutic interventions. Overall, the data provide insights in to the therapeutic potential of engineered receptors. 3d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsMETTL3 promotes tumour development by decreasing APC expression mediated by APC mRNA N6-methyladenosine-dependent YTHDF binding   Nature Communications, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23501-5 The epitranscriptomic regulation of adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) tumour suppressor gene in cancers is unclear. Here the authors show that N6-methyladenosine methylation writer METTL3 downregulates APC by recruiting YTHDF2 for APC mRNA degradation, and that this promotes glycolysis and tumour growth in oesoph 3d Nature Communications – current – nature.com science feedsGlobal coastal attenuation of wind-waves observed with radar altimetry   Nature Communications, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23982-4 Reprocessed data from satellite altimetry show that the mean significant wave height decreases globally by 22% on average from 30 km to 3 km from the coast. By combining these data with wave period from reanalysis, we estimate a mean reduction of 38% concerning the mean wave energy flux. 3d NatureIn vivo monoclonal antibody efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 variant strains   Nature, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03720-y 3d NatureDysregulation of brain and choroid plexus cell types in severe COVID-19   Nature, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03710-0 3d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsMobile phones of paediatric hospital staff are never cleaned and commonly used in toilets with implications for healthcare nosocomial diseases   Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92360-3 3d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsBleeding outcomes and factor utilization after switching to an extended half-life product for prophylaxis in haemophilia A in Austria   Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92245-5 3d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsSynthesis of [211At]4-astato-L-phenylalanine by dihydroxyboryl-astatine substitution reaction in aqueous solution   Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92476-6 Synthesis of [ 211 At]4-astato-L-phenylalanine by dihydroxyboryl-astatine substitution reaction in aqueous solution 3d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsNewly diagnosed diabetes has high risk for cardiovascular outcome in ischemic stroke patients   Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92349-y 3d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsFactors affecting hallucinations in patients with delirium   Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92578-1 3d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsEvaluation of a revised resuscitation protocol for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients due to COVID-19 safety protocols: a single-center retrospective study in Japan   Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92415-5 3d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feedsMiniaturized tri-notched wideband bandpass filter with ultrawide upper stopband suppression   Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92394-7 3d Scientific Reports – nature.com science feeds12α-Hydroxylated bile acid enhances accumulation of adiponectin and immunoglobulin A in the rat ileum   Scientific Reports, Published online: 21 June 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92302-z 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsThe paths through which COVID-19 spread across Brazil   A multidisciplinary analysis by a group of Brazilian scientists, published on-line in the journal Scientific Reports on June 21, 2021, revealed that three major factors accounted for the geographic spread of SARS-COV-2 across Brazil, as well as the massive flow of people in search of hospital care throughout the country, during the first wave of the pandemic in 2020. 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSome blood pressure-lowering meds linked to less memory decline in older adults   High blood pressure is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia in older adults.Studies have shown that commonly prescribed high blood pressure medications, or antihypertensives, may have a positive, beneficial impact on cognitive function including memory.This is the first meta-analysis to compare the impact on memory over time associated with taking antihypertensives that cross the blood 3d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsSleep apnea worsens heart disease, yet often untreated   Between 40% and 80% of people in the U.S. with cardiovascular disease also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), yet it is underrecognized and undertreated in cardiovascular practice.Sleep apnea can cause a negative feedback loop whereby it worsens cardiovascular conditions, which then worsen the sleep apnea.OSA affects 30% to 50% of people with high blood pressure and is a risk factor for atrial fi 3d IngeniørenNasa: Hidtil usete mængder varme bliver i atmosfæren   Udledningen af drivhusgasser og et naturligt temperaturskift i Stillehavet betyder, at mere af solens varme bliver fanget på jorden. 3d IngeniørenPartier presser miljøminister om PFOS: »Vi har ikke tillid til overblikket«   PLUS. De statslige myndigheder har ikke reageret tilstrækkeligt på forureningssagen fra Korsør, hvor PFOS-holdigt brandskum har nået kød, vand, jord og borgere, mener SF. Miljøordfører Signe Munk kalder sagen en prisme på et ineffektivt system. 3d ScienceEpisode 1. Gamechanger   Will AI live up to its promise or succumb to its pitfalls? 3d Future(s) StudiesA new age of genetic screening is coming — and we don't have any rules for it   submitted by /u/wereqryan12 [link] [comments] 4d Future(s) StudiesElectric Plane Pioneer Pivots to Cargo Drones   submitted by /u/MicroSofty88 [link] [comments] 4d Future(s) StudiesEdible Insects Could Solve Food and Environment Concerns   submitted by /u/dustofoblivion123 [link] [comments] 4d Future(s) StudiesSaule Technologies opens perovskite solar cell factory in Poland   submitted by /u/kernals12 [link] [comments] 4d Future(s) StudiesThis alien-like metal may one day power your electronics   submitted by /u/Redditditditdahdo [link] [comments] 4d Vetenskap och FolkbildningECSO och European Skeptics Congress   Europeiskt samarbete för skeptiska organisationer Vetenskap och Folkbildning är en av medlemmarna i ECSO (European Council of Skeptical Organisations). ECSO är en paraplyorganisation för skeptiska organisationer i Europa och den … Continued Inlägget dök först upp på Vetenskap och Folkbildning . 4d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsRisk of forced labour in clothing industry rises due to pandemic and industry response   Deteriorating living and working conditions for workers in garment supply chains during the Covid-19 pandemic have increased the risk of forced labour, according to a new report from the University of Sheffield. 4d Science | The GuardianStarwatch: moon glides past Jupiter and Saturn in early hours   Night owls with clear skies will be able to chart procession during moon's waning gibbous phase Consider this a heads up for next weekend, when the moon is going to glide past Jupiter and Saturn in the early hours of the morning. Continue reading… 4d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsResearch suggests mask-wearing can increase struggles with social anxiety   People who struggle with social anxiety might experience increased distress related to mask-wearing during and even after the COVID-19 pandemic. 4d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsGenetic cause of neurodevelopmental disorder discovered   University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers identified a new gene that may be linked to certain neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities. The researchers believe that finding genes involved in certain types of developmental disorders, provide an important first step in determining the cause of these disorders and ultimately in developing potential therapies for 4d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsStudy reveals racial and ethnic disparities in childhood cancers by single year of age   New research uncovers substantial differences in rates of childhood cancers when considering single year of age rather than grouping several years together. The study published by Wiley early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that minority children have different risks than white children for many types of cancer. 4d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsCOVID-19-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults: rare but possible   In rare cases, adults who have recovered from COVID-19 may develop multisystem inflammatory syndrome, and clinicians should consider this possibility in adults with specific symptoms, as physicians describe in a case published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). 4d EurekAlert! – Breaking NewsIndigenous people travel long distances to give birth compared with non-Indigenous people   Indigenous people living in rural Canada are 16 times more likely to have to travel 200 km or more to give birth than non-Indigenous people, underscoring the need for more access to birthing facilities and providers for Indigenous families in rural regions, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). 4d ScienceVaccitech chief confident of beating mRNA in cancer treatment   Group behind AstraZeneca jab believes it has better chance of success in tackling tumours 4d Future(s) Studies500-HP Hydrogen-Powered Luxury Sedan Has 500-Miles Range   submitted by /u/Hypx [link] [comments] 4d Future(s) StudiesSpace agencies are learning how to make food on Mars and the moon   submitted by /u/Gari_305 [link] [comments] 4d Future(s) Studies'Electrification is a given,' says Harley-Davidson CEO Jochen Zeitz, but HOG's success in EVs is less certain   submitted by /u/Gari_305 [link] [comments] 4d Future(s) StudiesFacebook Researchers Say They Can Detect Deepfakes And Where They Came From : NPR   submitted by /u/ChickenTeriyakiBoy1 [link] [comments] 4d Future(s) StudiesWhether or not you foresee the coming of "hyperautomation" — the notion that every business process that can be automated should or indeed will be automated in the future — it's clear that the majority of corporations across the globe have already begun to strategize for this inevitability.   submitted by /u/izumi3682 [link] [comments] 4d                                                                                                                

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