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The feature to find a lost phone or laptop has extended to objects that can not send tracking signals themselves. This feature with attaching tracers to personal items has become more popular, the range of possibilities has increased and so have safety features.
Some RNA molecules have unexpected sugar coating2h
In a surprise find, scientists have discovered sugar-coated RNA molecules decorating the surface of cells.
New study of how US recreational cannabis legalization could change illegal drug markets9h
A study published in the scientific journal Addiction provides the most comprehensive evidence to date of the association between recreational cannabis laws (RCLs) in US states and responses in the illegal markets for cannabis, heroin, and other drugs in those states.
Tsunamimodel afslører overhængende risiko for flere bygder i Grønland7h
Nye matematiske modeller tegner et mere alvorligt billede af oversvømmelsen efter tsunamien i Grønland i 2017. Landsstyret tilbyder nu indbyggere i de mest udsatte bygder støtte til at flytte.
Sharks use Earth's magnetic field as 'GPS' guidance system, study says1h
Florida scientists use juvenile bonnetheads for research Authors say findings applicable to other ocean-going sharks Scientists in Florida have concluded that sharks possess an internal navigation system similar to GPS that allows them to use Earth's magnetic forces to travel long distances with accuracy. Related: Below the surface: reports of rising shark attacks don't tell the whole story Conti
Mexico City Could Sink Up to 65 Feet7h
Due to a phenomenon called subsidence, the metropolis's landscape is compacting—and parts of the city are now dropping a foot and a half each year.
The 1,000 rivers contributing the most to ocean plastics3h
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the Netherlands and one in Germany has created a list of the 1000 rivers around the globe that are pouring the most plastics into the world's oceans. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their study of the factors that introduce plastics into the ocean, and the methods they used to figure out whi
Supernova remnant G53.41+0.03 investigated in detail6h
Astronomers have conducted detailed X-ray observations of a recently discovered supernova remnant (SNR) known as G53.41+0.03. Results of the observational campaign provide important insights into the properties of this object. The study was detailed in a paper published May 7 on the arXiv pre-print server.
Mothers can influence offspring's height, lifespan and disease risk through mitochondria3h
Mitochondria—the 'batteries' that power our cells—play an unexpected role in common diseases such as type 2 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, concludes a study of over 350,000 people conducted by the University of Cambridge.
Greenhouse gases are shrinking the stratosphere4h
An international team of climate scientists has found evidence showing that human-created greenhouse gases have led to a shrinking stratosphere. In their paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, the group describes analyzing data from satellites to create computer models.
Scientist dated some of the oldest stars with unprecedented precision3h
Scientists have succeeded in dating some of the oldest stars in the galaxy with unprecedented precision by combining data from the stars' oscillations with information about their chemical composition.
A LiDAR device the size of a finger now available3h
A nanophotonics-based LiDAR technology developed by a POSTECH research team was presented as an invited paper in Nature Nanotechnology, the leading academic journal in the field of nanoscience and nanoengineering.
UK plastic waste being dumped and burned in Turkey, says Greenpeace14h
Greenpeace says it found plastic waste from UK supermarkets dumped and burned at numerous sites.
England ban on indoor gatherings may need to be reimposed, warns expert9h
Sage member suggests latest Covid lockdown easing may be reversed if hospital admissions rise Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A leading scientific adviser to the UK government has warned that Monday's lockdown easing in England may have to be reversed and also cautioned against meeting indoors. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of
Elon Musk Implies Tesla Is Selling Its Bitcoin, Causing Huge Price Drop, Then Says Actually It's Not•3h
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Damage is Done The damage was already done. Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk replied "indeed" to a tweet suggesting that Tesla had sold — or was planning to sell — its considerable Bitcoin holdings. The tweet, just one word long, had a devastating effect on the cryptocurrency, with the value of Bitcoin dropping below $45,000 for the first time in almost three months, as Bloomberg reports — the lat
What Kamala Harris Has Learned About Being Vice President7h
A ir Force Two is a smaller plane than Air Force One. The exterior is the same light-blue and white, but unlike the commander in chief's plane, the vice president's aircraft is open plan—from the back, you can see all the way to the front, where a small office doubles as a bedroom. Kamala Harris spends most of her Air Force Two flights in that office, with the door closed. She doesn't work the pl
Animals are our overlooked allies in the fight against Covid | Melanie Challenger9h
It's important to recognise the vital role they've played in development of vaccines and treatments A few weeks ago, I received my first shot of a vaccine against Covid-19. As the newly vaccinated exited the clinic, there was a mix of relief and elation on people's faces. We exchanged little smiles of solidarity. If we could have burst into spontaneous applause, I'm sure we would have done. Recen
My daughter was one of thousands of Australians let down by inadequate UTI testing | Deirdre Pinto15h
Half of all adult women will experience at least one urinary tract infection in their lifetime, yet it remains misdiagnosed, mismanaged and under-researched As a health policy analyst and a woman who suffered for many years with a once poorly-recognised chronic disease – endometriosis – I am dismayed to have stumbled upon another public health crisis severely impacting women's lives. Like endomet
Bill Gates Reportedly Left Microsoft Board Amid Sex Allegations•38min
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When mega-billionaire software guy Bill Gates stepped down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway last year, he said that his intention was to spend more time on his charity efforts. But a blockbuster Wall Street Journal investigation — coming out in the context of Gates' high-profile divorce — has now found that his resignation from Microsoft came as the board was investigating him
No 10 says vaccine hesitancy is low in UK, amid Bolton concerns4h
Government says it has deployed thousands more vaccine doses to areas with rising cases due to India variants Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Vaccine hesitancy remains extremely low in the UK, despite concerns over hospitalised patients in some areas who have not taken the Covid-19 jab, No 10 has said. No 10 said it had deployed thousands of additional vaccine doses
'They Learn to Parrot What They Know They're Supposed to Say'7h
Erin McLaughlin, an educator in Pennsylvania, believes that, in school and in life, people should study what others think and why. But in her estimation, many educational institutions that purport to value diversity and inclusion fail to treat viewpoint diversity—which she defines as "the recognition that nobody's worldview is complete, and that no one marker of identity actually defines the way
The Redemption of the 'Ugly American' Tourist7h
"It's a great time to be an American tourist." Such a statement would have been nonsensical a year ago, when the COVID-19 surge in the United States was so grim that Americans, who are accustomed to traveling most places without issue, were considered personae non gratae across much of the rest of the world. But Tom Jenkins, the CEO of the European Tourism Association, stands by it: When European
China has landed a rover on Mars for the first time—here's what happens next•8h
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On March 14, China's space program took a huge leap forward when it landed a rover on Mars for the first time, according to state media. China is now only the second country to land successfully on Mars. The rover, named Zhurong (after the god of fire in ancient Chinese mythology), joins NASA's Curiosity and Perseverance rovers as the only wheeled robots trekking around the surface of the planet.
Fraudulent Fish Foiled by Cancer-Catching Pen7h
Seafood is often falsely labeled, but a handheld device can tell tuna from tilapia in seconds — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Future of Virus Tracking Can Be Found on This College Campus9h
Colorado Mesa University and the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard have spent the last year exploring new approaches to managing outbreaks.
Earth's Core May Have Trapped Noble Gases From Ancient Solar Wind Blasts11h
And they're seeping out.
If we loosen restrictions too early, there is a real risk of a third wave in the UK | Devi Sridhar2h
Not enough people are vaccinated against Covid as a new variant spreads, requiring us to remain vigilant for a little longer Just when it felt like we could begin to relax again, Covid-19 has thrown us yet another curveball. While we've been debating in the UK where to go for a holiday and booking long-overdue nights out with friends, the virus has been causing havoc across the world. The Kent va
The Metaverse Is Hosting Its First Virtual Fashion Show5h
IMVU, a social networking site that's taken off in the pandemic, is bringing designers and digital creators together to showcase new outfits for avatars.
Covid has led to record levels of antidepressant use – but withdrawal can be difficult | David Taylor2h
I know from personal experience that coming off these medications can be horrible. I also researched ways to make it easier Prof David Taylor is director of pharmacy and pathology at the south London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust One of the impacts of the Covid lockdowns since March 2020 has been a widespread worsening of mental health, with anxiety and depression the most common symptoms rep
The 5 mass extinction events that shaped the history of Earth — and the 6th that's happening now4h
The death of the dinosaurs was just one of five global events that saw millions of species wiped out. How do these events happen? And how can we stop it happening again?
Rarely seen supersized moth with 10-inch wingspan found at Australian school6h
A gigantic moth that is almost never seen by humans was recently found on a building site at a school in Australia.
Covid Forced America to Make More Stuff. What Happens Now?7h
A software entrepreneur pivoted to making masks at the start of the pandemic. The experience opened his eyes: "I thought, 'Wow, the US really is behind.'"
Vietnamese Myth and Magic Come Alive in Hoa7h
A small development studio with big dreams has conjured up one of the indie world's most anticipated upcoming titles.
Indian scientist quits Covid task force after criticising Modi government9h
Shahid Jameel resigns from advisory group as ruling BJP pushes back against opposition to policies
Ransomware's Dangerous New Trick: Double-Encrypting Your Data43min
Even when you pay for a decryption key, your files may still be locked up by another strain of malware.
Why Ecologists Are Haunted by the Rapid Growth of Ghost Forests4h
A study in North Carolina of dying trees may represent a foreboding preview of what may come to coastal ecosystems worldwide
Report urges California to act to protect marine ecosystems against microplastics5h
Roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year, and the U.S. is one of the top contributors to plastic pollution. It's been found in the seafloor and surface water, on beaches and shorelines. Microplastics—tiny plastics less than 5 millimeters in size —are pervasive worldwide and have been found inside marine animals, in drinking water and food.
6 Great Next-Gen Xbox Series X/S Games You Can Play Now6h
These are the titles that make the most of your big, burly Microsoft console.
Optimized multi-scale structure and chemical gradients in exoskeletons of mantis shrimp, hermit crabs6h
A research group led by Prof. Luo Tianzhi from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, collaborating with Prof. Wang Zhengzhi's team from Wuhan University, explored the natural defenses in the tail spike of mantis shrimps and left chela of hermit crabs.
Do animals laugh?6h
Human laughter may trace its evolutionary beginnings to vocalizations made during play. This type of "laughing" is found in many mammals and even in some birds.
Why Humans Are So Bad at Seeing the Future7h
People tend to make predictions while looking through their own narrow lens. The real vision lies in seeing connections.
Google IO 2021: How to Watch It, and What to Expect7h
The company's annual tech conference kicks off Tuesday morning.
How antimaskers weaponize techniques of scientific analysis to attack mask mandates11h
There's a new paper out analyzing how antimask activists weaponize the tools of data visualization and scientific argumentation to produce convincing antimask propaganda. Antimaskers are claiming that it shows that they are more "scientific" than those supporting the consensus viewpoint with respect to COVID-19 and masks. What it really shows is that they are good at weaponizing the tools of data
Can you solve it? Are you smart enough to opt out of cookies?11h
Puzzles about internet deviousness UPDATE: Solutions can be read here. It's a depressing fact of online life that websites are often shameless in using shady practices, like misdirection and obfuscation, to get us to sign up to, or to agree to, something we do not want. Today's puzzles exaggerate the cunning tricks websites use to extract our personal data – but only just! Continue reading…
NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars has found some mysterious rocks (photos)6h
For the past five weeks, Perseverance has been focused primarily on supporting and documenting the flights of NASA's Ingenuity helicopter. But the rover has been doing some science work, too.
The Country's Largest Nurses Union Says the CDC's New Mask Rules Are Terrible1h
The largest union of registered nurses in the United States has publicly condemned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the weekend for ditching most mask recommendations for those who have been fully vaccinated, The New York Times reports . National Nurses United (NNU) called out the decision to allow fully vaccinated Americans to go almost anywhere without a mask as "not based on
19 Deals That Make Great Last-Minute Graduation Gifts6h
If you're gift shopping for a college or high school graduate in your life, try these discounted kitchen gadgets, tech, and more.
Scientists construct first-ever synthetic DNA-like polymer4h
Double helical covalent polymers—which are spiraling collections of nature's building blocks—are fundamental to life itself, and yet, despite decades of research, scientists have never been able to synthesize them in their entirety like their non-helical brethren—until now.
Can Machines Control Our Brains?30min
The raging bull locked its legs mid-charge. Digging its hooves into the ground, the beast came to a halt just before it would have gored the man. Not a matador, the man in the bullring standing eye-to-eye with the panting toro was the Spanish neuroscientist José Manuel Rodriguez Delgado, in a death-defying public demonstration in 1963 of how violent behavior could be squelched by a radio-controll
GSK moves to make up ground in vaccine race12h
UK group and France's Sanofi release trial data of jab showing strong immune response
EU to back expansion of vaccine production capacity in Africa14h
Investment in manufacturing more useful than Covid patent waivers supported by US
Errors in large-scale, convective tropical precipitation simulations impact climate feedback6h
Heavy precipitation can cause large economic, ecological, and human life losses. Therefore, it's critical to accurately model and predict heavy precipitation events.
Våld i kärleksrelationer vanligt bland unga8h
Bland ungdomar i åldern 15–19 år har nästan 60 procent varit utsatta för våld eller trakasserier i den egna kärleksrelationen. Det framkommer i den första större svenska studien om ungas våld i relationer. I studien, som är en del i en avhandling av Sibel Korkmaz, Stockholms universitet, rapporterar många unga om olika former av våld i relationer. Nästan 60 procent av ungdomarna mellan 15 och 19
8 Supreme Court decisions that changed US families2h
From rulings on marriage, contraception and mental illness in family members, to police search of a home without a warrant and right-to-die cases — here's a look at rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court that have changed life for U.S. families.
Researchers develop algorithm to see inside materials with subatomic particles2h
The University of Kent's School of Physical Sciences, in collaboration with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the Universities of Cardiff, Durham and Leeds, have developed an algorithm to train computers to analyze signals from subatomic particles embedded in advanced electronic materials.
Save our oceans to protect our health—scientists call for global action plan9h
Scientists have proposed the first steps towards a united global plan to save our oceans, for the sake of human health.
Scientists Find Extraterrestrial Isotopes on Ocean Floor6h
This montage features images of five different objects, ranging from a distant galaxy to a relatively close supernova remnant. Each image contains X-rays from Chandra along with data from other telescopes that detect different types of light. These images were released to commemorate the start of the International Year of Light 2015, a year-long celebration declared by the United Nations. These i
Fraktur vanligare bland barn i stadsfamilj med hög inkomst8h
Tillgång till studsmattor, skidor och cyklar kan förklara varför barn i familjer med högre inkomst oftare drabbas av benbrott. Det visar en avhandling från Umeå universitet som studerat frakturer hos barn. – Frakturmönstret speglar barnens aktiviteter i olika åldrar men också årstider och tillväxt. Sambandet mellan inkomst och frakturer kan eventuellt förklaras av att familjer med högre inkomst o
Scientists Say It's Time For America To End Fixation On Herd Immunity6h
The idea of herd immunity has been sold to the public as the way out of the pandemic. Some medical experts say the idea is probably not that useful in terms of understanding how the pandemic ends.
More accurate clocks may add more disorder to the universe, scientists say5h
The researchers found the result by studying a tiny, jiggling membrane. Their experiment could lay the groundwork for further tests of the laws of thermodynamics at the tiniest scales.
Quantum computing: Cold chips can control qubits4h
Researchers and engineers from QuTech in the Netherlands and from Intel Corp., jointly designed and tested a chip to control qubits that can operate at extremely low temperatures, and opens the door to solving the "wiring bottleneck," an important step toward a scalable quantum computer. Their results are published in the scientific journal Nature.
Direct-acting antiviral to treat COVID-19 developed in QLD5h
An international team of scientists from the Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ) at Griffith University and from City of Hope, a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases in the US, has developed an experimental direct-acting antiviral therapy to treat COVID-19.
60 years later, is it time to update the Drake equation?4h
On November 1, 1961, a number of prominent scientists converged on the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, for a three-day conference. A year earlier, this facility had been the site of the first modern SETI experiment (Project Ozma), where famed astronomers Frank Drake and Carl Sagan used the Green Bank telescope (aka "Big Ear") to monitor two nearby sun-like stars—
Starwatch: Corvus, Crater and Hydra tangled in ancient tale of figs and lies12h
Faint constellations representing crow, cup and serpent feature in classical Greek and Roman myth This week offers us the opportunity to locate three of the fainter constellations that are linked by myth: Corvus, the crow; Crater, the cup; and Hydra, the serpent. Corvus is one of the oldest recognised constellations, dating back to Babylonian star charts from at least 1100BC. Hydra was also recog
Bloodhound racer displayed at Coventry Transport Museum7h
The team will use this time to seek investment to help them break the land speed world record.
Future sparkles for diamond-based quantum technology5h
Marilyn Monroe famously sang that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but they are also very popular with quantum scientists—with two new research breakthroughs poised to accelerate the development of synthetic diamond-based quantum technology, improve scalability, and dramatically reduce manufacturing costs.
Recycling gives new purpose to spent nuclear fuel5h
Imagine filling up your gas tank with 10 gallons of gas, driving just far enough to burn a half gallon and discarding the rest. Then, repeat. That is essentially the practice that the U.S. nuclear industry is following.
Space law protects you from falling debris, but there are no legal penalties for leaving junk in orbit3h
On May 8, 2021, a piece of space junk from a Chinese rocket fell uncontrolled back to Earth and landed in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives. A year ago, in May 2020, another Chinese rocket met the same fate when it plummeted out of control into the waters off the West African coast. No one knew when or where either of these pieces of space junk were going to hit, so it was a relief when neither c
Shrinking planets could explain mystery of universe's missing worlds3h
There's been a breakthrough in the case of the missing planets.
When Scientific Orthodoxy Resembles Religious Dogma4h
Those who refuse to consider an unconventional idea in science are disturbingly similar to those who refused to look through Galileo's telescope — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Researchers develop engineered strain to optically control bacteria's movement behavior6h
A research team led by Jin Fan from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Liu Zhi's group from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, designed an engineered strain based on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which could optically control the movement behavior of the bacteria and its infection on the host.
A walk in progress: a day of discovery and delight at London's Science Museum14h
An FT technical artist indulges his fascination for science and machinery at one of the UK capital's most mind-blowing attractions
Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) starts 5-year survey3h
A five-year quest to map the universe and unravel the mysteries of "dark energy" is beginning officially today, May 17, at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. To complete its quest, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will capture and study the light from tens of millions of galaxies and other distant objects in the universe.
Save our oceans to protect our health: Scientists call for global action plan5h
An interdisciplinary European collaboration called the Seas Oceans and Public Health In Europe (SOPHIE) Project has outlined the initial steps that a wide range of organizations could take to work together to protect the largest connected ecoInsystem on Earth. They call for the current UN Ocean Decade to act as a meaningful catalyst for global change, reminding us that ocean health is intricately
Scientists find new way of predicting COVID-19 vaccine efficacy1h
Australian researchers have identified the immune response associated with protection from COVID-19 — a discovery that may help cut the time it takes to develop new vaccines.
30 grunts and sounds that may have been the first language4h
What did the first person who wanted to speak say? New research suggests that there are lots of sounds that everyone understands. These sounds may have allowed the first exchanges that gave birth to language. As hard as it is sometimes to get a conversation started, imagine how difficult it must have been before words existed. Linguists have long wondered how verbal language began. Some form of c
India braces for powerful cyclone amid deadly virus surge9h
A powerful cyclone roaring in the Arabian Sea was moving toward India's western coast on Monday as authorities tried to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people and suspended COVID-19 vaccinations in one state.
Solar Orbiter images first coronal mass ejections2h
The Solar Orbiter launched on 10 February 2020 and is currently in cruise phase ahead of the main science mission, which begins November this year. While the four in situ instruments have been on for much of the time since launch, collecting science data on the space environment in the vicinity of the spacecraft, the operation of the six remote sensing instruments during cruise phase is focused pr
Scientists hunt for evidence of 'lensed' gravitational waves4h
Scientists searching for evidence of lensed gravitational waves have published new research outlining the most recent findings on their quest for the first detection of these elusive signals.
Philippines cave art becomes first directly dated in Southeast Asia4h
A Griffith University-led research team has carbon-dated cave art resembling a human-like figure in the Philippines for the first time, potentially clarifying the timeline of early human activity in the area.
Climate Change Is Destroying The World's Oldest Rock Art. We Need to Talk About It10h
Humanity's precious history is at stake.
New Tesla Prototype Has Retractable Spoiler1h
Adjustable Wing We still don't know exactly when Tesla's long-awaited Model S Plaid will officially roll off the lot — but the hype couldn't be any higher. The electric car enthusiasts at YouTube channel The Kilowatts spotted the latest high-performance version of the car company's best-selling electric sedan doing laps at the Laguna Seca Raceway in California. According to a tweet by the channel
New epigenetic regulatory mechanisms involved in multiple myeloma growth2h
An international team of researchers has analyzed the function of the histone demethylase KDM5A in multiple myeloma, one of the three major hematological cancers, and clarified the mechanism by which it promotes myeloma cell proliferation. They also developed a novel KDM5 inhibitor and showed that it inhibits cancer cell growth in a myeloma mouse model. The researchers expect that new therapies ta
Shortcut for dendritic cells5h
During an inflammatory response, things need to happen quickly: researchers have recently discovered that certain immune cells that function as security guards can use a shortcut to get from the tissue to lymph nodes.
New NASA data sheds light on climate models5h
Have you ever worn a dark T-shirt on a sunny day and felt the fabric warm in the sun's rays? Most of us know dark colors absorb sunlight and light colors reflect it—but did you know this doesn't work the same way in the sun's non-visible wavelengths?
New numerical method makes simulating landslide tsunamis possible4h
Researchers from Tohoku University have developed a new numerical method that paves the way for simulating landslide tsunamis.
'Preprints are works in progress': The tale of a disappearing COVID-19 paper8h
When a Twitter user tipped us off last week to the mysterious disappearance of a preprint of a paper on a potential new therapy to treat Covid-19, we were curious. Was it a hidden retraction, or something else? The article, titled "Effectiveness of ZYESAMI™ (Aviptadil) in Accelerating Recovery and Shortening Hospitalization in Critically-Ill Patients with … Continue reading
Engineered organism could diagnose Crohn's disease flareups1h
Researchers have engineered a bacterium capable of diagnosing a human disease, a milestone in the field of synthetic biology.
Greenland becoming darker, warmer as its snow ages and changes shape2h
A weather pattern that pushes snowfall away from parts of Greenland's ice sheet is causing the continent to become darker and warmer, according to Dartmouth research published in Geophysical Research Letters.
Discovery of flowering gene in cacao may lead to accelerated breeding strategies2h
For the first time, Penn State researchers have identified a gene that controls flowering in cacao, a discovery that may help accelerate breeding efforts aimed at improving the disease-ridden plant, they suggested.
Sperm help 'persuade' the female to accept pregnancy3h
Sperm are generally viewed as having just one action in reproduction—to fertilize the female's egg—but studies at the University of Adelaide are overturning that view.
Research meets the challenge of measuring urban carbon emissions4h
As more people call for action against climate change, more than 500 cities worldwide have established low-carbon and net-zero carbon goals intended to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades.
Observing eco farmers could guide sustainable information technology innovation4h
Cutting-edge agricultural technology has advanced in recent years, introducing innovations from self-driving tractors and laser scarecrows to robotic bees that aid in pollination.
Gut hormone triggers craving for more proteins4h
A new study led by KAIST researchers using fruit flies reveals how protein deficiency in the diet triggers cross talk between the gut and brain to induce a desire to eat foods rich in proteins or essential amino acids. This finding reported in the May 5 issue of Nature can lead to a better understanding of malnutrition in humans.
The incredible return of Griffon Vulture to Bulgaria's Eastern Balkan Mountains5h
Considered extinct from the Eastern Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria in the 1970s, the Griffon Vulture has claimed the area back with 23-25 breeding pairs, distributed in five different colonies and two more frequently used roosting sites. This astonishing success was achieved through an ambitious long-term restoration program and the release of 153 vultures between 2010-2020.
Study reveals dynamics of surface water bodies with 30-meter spatial resolution5h
Surface water resources and terrestrial water storage are important for human survival in Central Asia (CA) and the balance of regional ecosystems.
NMR observation of methyl groups in proteins from eukaryotic and cell-free expression systems6h
An international research team involving the working group of biophysicist Dr. Manuel Etzkorn from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) has developed an approach for using NMR spectrometry to analyze important molecules that have not been accessible before now. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, the authors describe a simpler and efficient means of labeling the molecules with methyl groups as
Fight against drug-resistant typhoid aided by new genomic resource9h
A new online resource gives the public health community the power to track antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi), the bacterium that causes typhoid fever, using genomic sequencing. Improving surveillance in this way enables early interventions to minimize the spread of the disease.
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The psychological cost of corruption in developing countries4h
Corruption is a crime which slows economic growth, undermines development, and causes inequality. With a cost to the global economy estimated at around US$2.6 trillion (£1.8 trillion) a year, it is often linked to politics and profiteering by large corporations. The Panama Papers, for example, exposed the vast and powerful reach of the financial secrecy industry.
Male parasitic wasp can sniff out female mates ready to burst from their hosts5h
Male parasitic wasps emerge from their hosts a few hours earlier than females, making the ability to sniff females out all the more important.
Making Sense of the Great Whip Spider Boom8h
The fact that many species of amblypygids, or whip spiders, haven't yet been described has more to do with scientific fashion than with the creatures themselves. Though it might seem abstract, what does or does not get attention in the pages of the Journal of Arachnology, can affect the natural world.
'Tree Farts' Increase Carbon Emissions in Ghost Forests1h
Trees killed off by encroaching seawater due to sea level rise are a previously unappreciated source of greenhouse gases — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
How plankton hold secrets to preventing pandemics1h
Whether it's plankton exposed to parasites or people exposed to pathogens, a host's initial immune response plays an integral role in determining whether infection occurs and to what degree it spreads within a population, new research suggests.
New technology converts waste plastics to jet fuel in an hour2h
Washington State University researchers have developed an innovative way to convert plastics to ingredients for jet fuel and other valuable products, making it easier and more cost effective to reuse plastics.
Life in the deep freeze: The revolution that changed our view of glaciers forever3h
I've been fascinated by glaciers since I was 14, when geography textbooks taught me about strange rivers of ice that crept down yawning valleys like giant serpents stalking their next meal. That kernel of wonder has carried me through a career of more than 25 years. I've traveled to the world's peaks and its poles to see over 20 glaciers. Yet, when I first started out as a researcher in the early
Noise pollution reduces the reproductive success of the house sparrow4h
The study presents a new line of research, since so far there have been very few studies that have focused on loud and intermittent noises of a recreational nature, as is the case of traditional festivals, and the effects they cause on urban fauna.
Micrometer-size molecular modeling kit shows real chemical reactions4h
Molecules are so small that we cannot even see them with ordinary microscopes. This makes studying molecules or chemical reactions difficult: researchers are limited to either indirect observations or computer models. A team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and New York University have now found a way to build micrometer-size model molecules using 'patchy particles'. This allows for
This Ingenious Metabolism Tracker Lets You Optimize Your Weight Loss Routine3min
As we age, our metabolism tends to slow down, which often leads to weight gain. But what if we could fine tune our metabolism to keep it working at an optimal level? Dr. Chih-Hao Lee, professor of genetics and complex diseases at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, thinks it's possible. He believes that the greatest factors of a slowing metabolism is a combination of poor diet and inacti
The Oldest Stars in Our Galaxy Predate The Gaia Sausage, Astronomers Find10min
It was a violent time!
Zombie mink slaughtered due to coronavirus are 'rising' from mass graves10min
Gases excreted by the decomposing mink had pushed the carcasses up through the ground.
Ethnicity, geography and socioeconomic factors determine likelihood of detecting serious congenital25min
Mothers who are Hispanic or who come from rural or low socioeconomic status neighborhoods are less likely to have their child's critical heart condition diagnosed before birth, according to a new study in the journal Circulation.
Bird data from Ethiopia fills in baseline data gaps25min
The study establishes baseline observations for tropical birds in East Africa, filling in an important data gap for monitoring biodiversity and tropical ecosystem health in a warming world.
Insulin is necessary for repairing olfactory neurons25min
Insulin plays a critical role in the maturation, after injury, of immature olfactory sensory neurons. Applying insulin into the nasal passage could be developed as a therapy for injury caused by a host of issues.
Lives may be saved by implementing ATS-recommended air quality standards25min
Air quality standards recommended by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) have the potential to prevent more illness and death than standards adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference.
Blood clots are more likely after COVID-19 than after vaccine36min
The rare blood clot disorder reported by some Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine recipients is also a risk of COVID-19 infection, according to a new report. For the study, researchers synthesized existing data from more than 81 million patients and found that risk of developing CVST blood clots is eight to 10 times higher following a COVID-19 infection as compared to the risk associated with r
The race is on to save Britain's reopening37min
Government is right to continue easing restrictions while stepping up jabs
Researchers reveal new tool to help prevent suicide47min
A team of Welsh academics has developed a new method of supporting health professionals to make clinical decisions about people who may be at risk of taking their own lives.
Multi-gene testing could detect more hereditary cancer syndromes47min
Up to 38.6% of people with colon cancer who have a hereditary cancer syndrome–including 6.3% of those with Lynch syndrome–could have their conditions remain undetected with current universal tumor-screening methods, and at least 7.1% of people with colorectal cancer have an identifiable inherited genetic mutation, according to new data published by scientists at The Ohio State University Compreh
American College of Cardiology program works to improve global heart attack care47min
The American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Global Heart Attack Treatment Initiative (GHATI) had measurable positive impacts on care delivery for heart attacks in low- and middle-income countries, according to data from the program's first year. Results were presented at the ACC's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Researchers: No added risk of death with drug-coated devices used for lower body procedure47min
Cardiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), designed the Safety Assessment of Femoropopliteal Endovascular Treatment With Paclitaxel-coated Devices (SAFE-PAD) study to provide the information necessary to make scientifically-sound regulatory decisions about the safety of these devices.
Researchers call for bias-free artificial intelligence47min
Medical devices employing AI stand to benefit everyone in society, but if left unchecked, the technologies could unintentionally perpetuate sex, gender and race biases.
Newly published data provides clearer picture of volcano collapse47min
An article recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, written by University of Rhode Island College of Engineering Professor Stéphan Grilli and his colleagues, reveals new data on the Anak Krakatau volcano flank collapse, which was triggered by an eruption on December 22, 2018.
The brain networks underlying imagination47min
Two components of imagination — constructing and evaluating imagined scenarios — rely on separate subnetworks in the default mode network, according to research recently published in JNeurosci.
How space debris created the world's largest garbage dump1h
Space debris is any human-made object that's currently orbiting Earth. When space debris collides with other space debris, it can create thousands more pieces of junk, a dangerous phenomenon known as the Kessler syndrome. Radical solutions are being proposed to fix the problem, some of which just might work. (See the video embedded toward the end of the article.) In 1957, the Soviet Union launche
In slow motion against antibiotic resistance1h
Whether bacteria are resistant to antibiotics is often decided at the cell membrane. This is where antibiotics can be blocked on their way into the cell interior or catapulted from the inside to the outside. Macrocyclic peptides, a novel class of antibiotics, bioactive cytotoxins and inhibitors, shed light on how this transport process occurs at the membrane, how it is influenced and how it can be
Stanford study reveals new biomolecule1h
A newfound biomolecule, consisting of RNA modified by sugars, could be present in all forms of life and might contribute to autoimmune disease.
Educational intervention enhances student learning1h
In a study of low-income, urban youth in the U.S., researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that students exposed to Photovoice, an educational intervention, experienced greater improvements in STEM-capacity scores and environmental awareness scores compared to a group of youth who were not exposed to the activity. The results suggest that the Photovoice activities
Researchers identify proteins that predict future dementia, Alzheimer's risk1h
The development of dementia, often from Alzheimer's disease, late in life is associated with abnormal blood levels of dozens of proteins up to five years earlier.
Archaeologists teach computers to sort ancient pottery1h
Machine learns to categorize pottery comparable to expert archaeologists, matches designs among thousands of broken pieces
Family history, race and sex linked to higher rates of asthma in children1h
A national study on childhood asthma led by Henry Ford Health System has found that family history, race and sex are associated in different ways with higher rates of asthma in children.
Greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions are lengthening and intensifying droughts1h
Greenhouse gases and aerosol pollution emitted by human activities are responsible for increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of droughts around the world, according to a new Nature Communications study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine.
Looking for something? A team at MIT develop a robot that sees through walls1h
In recent years, robots have gained artificial vision, touch, and even smell. "Researchers have been giving robots human-like perception," says MIT Associate Professor Fadel Adib. In a new paper, Adib's team is pushing the technology a step further. "We're trying to give robots superhuman perception," he says. The researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through wa
Caroline Thomas obituary1h
My wife, Caroline Thomas, who has died aged 89 of cancer, was an applied psychologist who worked on safety and accident prevention, championing the role of consumers in the development of standards. Known professionally as Caroline Warne, she played a pivotal role in consumer safety and accident prevention over six decades, beginning with research into industrial and household accidents, and culm
Ancient human faeces reveal gut microbes of the past1h
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01266-7 Appreciation is growing of how our gut microbes shape health and disease. Now, a study of ancient human faeces sheds light on how microbial populations in the gut have changed during the past 2,000 years.
Plate tectonics are 3.6 billion years old, oldest minerals on Earth reveal1h
The hidden chemistry of ancient zircon crystals has revealed the age of Earth's tectonic plates.
Type of heart failure may influence treatment strategies in patients with AFib1h
Among patients with both heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AFib), treatment strategies focused on controlling the heart rhythm (using catheter ablation) and those focused on controlling the heart rate (using drugs and/or a pacemaker) showed no significant differences in terms of death from any cause or progression of heart failure, according to a study presented at the American College of Car
Pollutants rapidly seeping into drinking water1h
Contamination risk of groundwater in karst regions is higher than previously believed
Supermassive black holes devour gas just like their petite counterparts1h
Supermassive black holes devour stellar material just like their more petite counterparts, an MIT study finds.
Brigham-led clinical trials take center stage at the American College of Cardiology1h
Top experts from Brigham and Women's Hospital presented outcomes from some of the most-anticipated clinical trials in cardiology at the virtual American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session. In four Late-Breaking Clinical Trial presentations, Brigham cardiologists shared their latest findings on strategies to prevent future cardiovascular events in at-risk patient populations, re
COVID-19 vaccination: Thrombosis can be prevented by prompt treatment, researchers report1h
A rare syndrome has been observed in people following vaccination against COVID-19. This involves thrombosis at unusual sites in the body, associated with a low thrombocyte count and a clotting disorder. In medical jargon, this syndrome is referred to as VITT (vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia). Doctors at MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have now successfully treated an acute i
Study shows online gambling soared during lockdown, especially among regular gamblers1h
Regular gamblers were more than six times more likely to gamble online compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.
Grotesque 'good luck' lamp from Roman Jerusalem is missing half its face1h
The 2,000-year-old oil lamp may have been buried below an ancient building as a 'good luck' charm.
Immune response may clarify odd COVID reaction in kids1h
New research may help solve one of the enduring mysteries of the COVID-19 pandemic: why most children tend to experience fewer symptoms than adults after infection with the coronavirus. The immune system response that occurs in the rare cases in which children experience life-threatening reactions after infection may offer an important insight, a new study suggests. While many children infected w
Above the noise: Nanopore sensing1h
Researchers use deep learning to reduce noise in the electrical current data collected from nanopores, which may lead to higher precision measurements when working with very tiny experiments or medical diagnostics.
Human tissue preserved since World War I yields new clues about 1918 pandemic1h
RNA found in specimens from German patients shows the virus may have adapted between first and second waves
COVID-19 hit stock markets as it spread from country to country1h
As COVID-19 spread around the world, stock markets in individual countries took a major hit – yet stock markets in China where the disease first struck avoided significant falls – researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software found.
Alcohol may have immediate effect on atrial fibrillation risk, events1h
Alcohol appears to have an immediate–or near-immediate–effect on heart rhythm, significantly increasing the chance that an episode of atrial fibrillation (AFib) will occur, according to new data presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Pet trade may pose threat to bushbaby conservation1h
At night in southern Africa, primates called bushbabies emit "spooky" vocalizations that sound a like crying children. What may be even spookier is the possible future facing these adorable creatures.
The ocean is a big place with many deep, dark mysteries. Humans have mapped no more than 20% of the sea, and explored less. Even the kelp forests of Southern California — among the best studied patches of ocean on the planet — hide species not yet described by science.
'Hyperinvasive' care improves survival in refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest1h
A subgroup of patients who experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) that did not respond to standard advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), were immediately transported to a cardiac care center, and placed on a device similar to a heart-lung bypass machine were more likely to have survived with good brain function six months later than similar patients who received standard care at the
Finerenone may delay onset of AFib in patients with chronic kidney disease, diabetes1h
Patients with chronic kidney disease and Type 2 diabetes who took the experimental drug finerenone were about 30% less likely to develop the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (AFib) than those taking a placebo, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Did you solve it? Are you smart enough to opt out of cookies?1h
The solutions to today's puzzles Earlier today I set three puzzles from Terms & Conditions Apply , a free online game about website deviousness (that I made with Jonathan Plackett.) The puzzles in the game exaggerate the tricks websites use to extract our data. 1. Naughty negatives Continue reading…
Author Correction: Interspecific interactions within a vector‑borne complex are influenced by a co‑occurring pathosystem2h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90072-2
Author Correction: Experimental pilot study for augmented reality-enhanced elbow arthroscopy2h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90073-1
Therapeutic hypothermia below guidelines did not improve outcomes after cardiac arrest2h
In patients receiving therapeutic hypothermia after suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, those who were cooled below 31 degrees Celsius (about 88 degrees Fahrenheit) for 24 hours showed no difference in terms of death or poor neurological outcomes at six months compared with patients receiving guideline-recommended cooling of 34 C (about 93 F). These findings are part of a study presented at
Air quality linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's2h
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found a link between traffic-related air pollution and an increased risk for age-related dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Their study, based on rodent models, corroborates previous epidemiological evidence showing this association.
First immune stimulating long noncoding RNA involved in body's response to cancer2h
Researchers have discovered a long noncoding RNA whose function was previously unknown that turns out to play an important role in promoting the body's immune response against cancer and holds promise for enhancing the efficacy of anti-cancer immunotherapy.
Exposure to lead can cause epigenetic changes even at relatively low levels2h
Workers with blood lead levels below the legal ceiling in Brazil expressed a microRNA associated with a decrease in DNA methylation, a physiological process required for the organism to be in balance. However, known clinical manifestations occur when levels are high.
How COVID-19 survival improved in UK hospitals during first wave2h
The likelihood of people surviving COVID-19 in UK hospitals has been improving over time, a new study has found.Research published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine by the ISARIC Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium found that in-hospital mortality declined from 32% at the start of the first wave (Mar-Apr 2020) to 16% at the end of the first wave (Jun-Jul 2020).
Sacubitril/valsartan not superior to valsartan for advanced heart failure2h
Patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) did not have better health outcomes if they took sacubitril/valsartan combination therapy compared with valsartan alone, according to new data presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Pirfenidone reduces scar tissue in patients with heart failure2h
Patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction who took the antifibrotic drug pirfenidone saw a significant reduction in a marker of heart muscle scarring compared with patients who received a placebo, based on findings from an early-phase trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Routine testing before surgery remains common despite low value2h
Before undergoing surgery, patients often go through a number of tests: blood work, sometimes a chest X-ray, perhaps tests to measure heart and lung function.In fact, about half of patients who had one of three common surgical procedures done in Michigan between 2015 and the midway point of 2019 received at least one routine test beforehand.Yet plenty of evidence suggests that preoperative testing
Anisotropic zoning in the upper crust of the Tianshan Tectonic Belt2h
The collision between the Indian and Eurasian plates resulted in the formation of the Tianshan Tectonic Belt; however, the formation mechanism of Tianshan and the construction of a dynamic model explaining it remain to be realized and an integrated understanding has not been reached. A new study adopted shear-wave splitting system to collect and analyze shear-wave splitting parameters of 33 statio
Scientists explain why climate models can't reproduce the early-2000s global warming slowdown2h
A new study led by Dr. Wei and Dr. Qiao from the First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources provides an evaluation of the performance of the newly released CMIP6 models in simulating the global warming slowdown observed in the early 2000s. This study reveals that the key in simulating and predicting near-term temperate change is to correctly separate and simulate the two distin
New study finds that iconicity in parents' speech helps children learn new words2h
Some words sound like what they mean. For example, "slurp" sounds like the noise we make when we drink from a cup, and "teeny" sounds like something that is very small. This resemblance between how a word sounds and what it means is known as iconicity.
Ultrahigh-energy photons up to 1.4 petaelectronvolts from 12 γ-ray Galactic sources2h
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03498-z Observations of γ-rays with energies up to 1.4 PeV find that 12 sources in the Galaxy are PeVatrons, one of which is the Crab Nebula.
Clinical trial suggests convalescent plasma may improve survival with severe COVID-192h
A randomized double-blind controlled trial of convalescent plasma for adults hospitalized with severe COVID-19 found that mortality at 28 days in the treatment arm was half the rate seen in the control arm (12.6% vs. 24.6%), although treatment was not associated with other improvements in clinical status.
An asthma vaccine effective in mice2h
Inserm teams led by Laurent Reber (Infinity, Toulouse) and Pierre Bruhns (Humoral Immunity, Institut Pasteur, Paris) and French company NEOVACS have developed a vaccine that could induce long-term protection against allergic asthma, reducing the severity of its symptoms and thus significantly improving patient quality of life. Their research in animals has been published in the journal Nature Comm
Rare COVID-19 response in children explained2h
One of the enduring mysteries of the COVID-19 pandemic is why most children tend to experience fewer symptoms than adults after infection with the coronavirus. The immune system response that occurs in the rare cases in which children experience life-threatening reactions after infection may offer an important insight, a Yale-led study published in the journal Immunity suggests.
Omecamtiv Mecarbil brings greater benefits for severe heart failure2h
The experimental heart failure drug omecamtiv mecarbil reduced heart failure hospitalizations by a greater margin among patients with more severely reduced ejection fraction, a measure indicating severe impairment in the heart's pumping ability, compared with those who had moderately reduced ejection fraction, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scie
Mammals in the time of dinosaurs held each other back2h
Scientists discover that dinosaurs were not the main competition for mammals during the time of the dinosaurs, challenging previously held ideas about evolution.
Warnings on the dangers of screen time are ill founded — New study2h
University researchers have carried out the largest systematic review and meta-analysis to date of how people's perceptions of their screen time compare with what they do in practice, finding estimates of usage were only accurate in about five per cent of studies.
'Sticky' speech and other evocative words may improve language2h
A new study published in the research journal Cognitive Science finds that iconicity in parents' speech helps children learn new words
Two biodiversity refugia identified in the Eastern Bering Sea2h
Scientists have used species survey and climate data to identify two marine biodiversity refugia in the Eastern Bering Sea – regions where species richness, community stability and climate stability are high.
Singularity Is Relaunching the 'Singularity Radio' Podcast Network2h
While Covid-19 has reshaped many aspects of our lives, one thing that hasn't changed is the desire to learn and stay entertained while juggling our many day-to-day obligations. To make sure we're doing our part to keep you up-to-date and inspired, Singularity is relaunching our world-ranked podcast network: Singularity Radio . For those of you who may not already be subscribers, the first season
Aviation bosses call for further easing of UK travel restrictions2h
Pleas come as border restrictions are loosened, allowing thousands of British holidaymakers to jet off
Comprehensive Mount Sinai study shows direct evidence that COVID-19 can infect cells in eye2h
Study Has Implications for Preventive Measures to Slow Spread of Virus
Additional data, feedback on hospital care did not improve heart failure outcomes2h
A program designed to improve hospital care for patients with heart failure, the leading cause of hospitalization among adults over age 65, did not bring additional benefits beyond existing hospital quality improvement programs in a randomized controlled trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Lipid droplets help protect kidney cells from damage2h
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have found out how microscopic structures called lipid droplets may help to prevent a high-fat diet causing kidney damage. The work in fruit flies, published in PLoS Biology opens up a new research avenue for developing better treatments for chronic kidney disease.
Sotagliflozin shows benefit for difficult-to-treat form of heart failure2h
Patients with both diabetes and heart failure who were treated with sotagliflozin, a novel investigational drug for diabetes, for a median of nine to 16 months experienced reductions of 22% to 43% in the risk of death or worsening heart failure compared with similar patients who were treated with a placebo, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scienti
New evidence of how and when the Milky Way came together2h
New research provides the best evidence to date into the timing of how our early Milky Way came together, including the merger with a key satellite galaxy.Using relatively new methods in astronomy, the researchers were able to identify the most precise ages currently possible for a sample of about a hundred red giant stars in the galaxy.
Cells from the centre of tumours most likely to spread around the body2h
Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute, Royal Marsden, UCL and Cruces University Hospital have found that cells from different parts of kidney tumours behave differently, and surprisingly, cells within the centre of a tumour are the most aggressive and have the highest chance of spreading around the body.
Researchers identify 64 regions of the genome that increase risk for bipolar disorder2h
International consortium of leading psychiatric genetics scientists studied thousands of DNA sequences, more than doubling the number of regions previously identified
Dating the stars — Scientist provide most accurate picture yet2h
Scientists have succeeded in dating some of the oldest stars in our galaxy with unprecedented precision by combining data from the stars' oscillations with information about their chemical composition.
A connection between senescence and stem cells caused by a breast cancer-initiating protein2h
Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and the IDIBELL, led by Eva González-Suárez at the CNIO, have found that the hyperactivation of the RANK pathway plays a double function in breast cells: in the early stages of cancer, it activates senescence, which has a protective effect and delays the appearance of tumours; in more advanced stages, RANK-induced senescence favou
Home birth information seeking in US, UK during COVID-19 pandemic2h
What The Study Did: O nline search data were used to assess changes in home birth information seeking across the United States and United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospitalizations for ischemic stroke before, during COVID-19 pandemic2h
What The Study Did: H ospital discharge rates, hospitalization outcomes and demographic factors were examined among U.S. patients with ischemic stroke before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Face covering in school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD2h
What The Study Did: Researchers assessed the feasibility of using positive behavior supports to promote the use of face coverings in school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) attending a summer program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Treatment With MDMA2h
A theme that I return to every so often on the blog is the degree to which we don't understand the molecular mechanisms of psychiatric syndromes. I've found that many people outside of the biomedical world are surprised by this – depression, for example, is something that's distinctive enough, widespread enough, and certainly has enough of a presence in most people's consciousness as something re
Climate policies, transition risk, and financial stability3h
The way in which banks react to climate risks and uncertainty could impact financial stability as well as the world's transition to a low-carbon economy. A new study by researchers from IIASA and the Vienna University of Economics and Business explored the role that banks' expectations about climate-related risks will play in fostering or hindering an orderly low-carbon transition.
The Great Resignation: COVID revealed how abnormal the modern workplace is3h
The Great Resignation is an idea proposed by Professor Anthony Klotz that predicts a large number of people leaving their jobs after the COVID pandemic ends and life returns to "normal." French philosopher Michel Foucault argued that by establishing what is and is not "normal," we are exerting a kind of power by making people behave a certain way. If working from home becomes the new normal, we m
Fruit flies and mosquitoes are a lot brainier than people think3h
The tiny brains of mosquitoes and fruit flies have about 200,000 neurons and other cells, researchers report. By comparison, a human brain has 86 billion neurons, and a rodent brain contains about 12 billion. In research made possible when COVID-19 sidelined other projects, researchers meticulously counted brain cells in fruit flies and three species of mosquitoes, revealing a number that would s
Better cybersecurity starts with honesty and accountability | Nadya Bartol3h
In this practical talk, cybersecurity expert Nadya Bartol brings this crucial topic out into the open, lifting the shame around tech mistakes and offering creative ways to celebrate and reward good cybersecurity habits at work and beyond.
The perfect blend: Optimizing gas mixtures for hydrogen storage in clathrate hydrates3h
In a recent study, Dr. Park's group explored a feasible solution to the problem of using clathrate hydrates as vessels for H2 storage. However, the enclathration of pure H2 is still a slow process. To improve upon this strategy, the team set out to find the best hydrogen-natural gas blend (HNGB) for the energy-efficient formation of clathrate hydrates. They carefully analyzed the clathrate formati
Fast, affordable solution proposed for transparent displaysand semiconductors3h
The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials(KIMM) developed a roll-based damage-free transfer technique that allows two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials to be transferred into wafer scale without damage. The proposed technique has a variety of applications from transparent displays and semiconductors to displays for self-driving cars, and is expected to accelerate the commercialization of 2D nanoma
Regulation of Supplements Lacking3h
A recent audit of natural products manufacturers in Canada reveals how lacking regulations are in this industry. Scott Gavura does a good review of this over at SBM . I want to amplify some of what he says and add further context. For background, so that everyone knows where I am coming from, I tend to take a nuanced approach to regulation. I believe in the power of capitalism and a free market t
Errors in large-scale and convective tropical precipitation simulations using current global models may impact climate feedback3h
A new study finds errors in convective/large-scale rainfall partitions can potentially cause different climate responses and considerable uncertainties in climate projections.
"Heat not burn" product compared with cigarettes and e-cigarettes3h
"Heat not burn" product found to deliver less nicotine than cigarettes, has lower nicotine delivery than Juul, and was less effective in reducing urges to smoke, finds study by Queen Mary University of London.
Skoltech researchers developed an enriched method for increasing the capacity of next-generation metal-ion battery cathode materials3h
Scientists at Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology have developed an enriched and scalable approach for increasing the capacity of a broad range of metal-ion battery cathode materials. An important advantage of the approach is its scalability. The process requires no sophisticated conditions and is relatively safe. Additionally, the reducing agents can be recycled after they react wit
New combination immunotherapy plus ART expand innate cells critical to controlling HIV3h
Yerkes NPRC/Emory University and Institut Pasteur researchers have determined adding a combination immunotherapy to antiviral therapy (ART) is effective in generating highly functional natural killer (NK) cells that can help control and reduce simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in animal models. This finding is key for reducing reliance on ART and developing additional treatment options to contro
High-intensity intermittent training improves spatial memory in rats3h
Despite lower exercise volume, HIIT was as effective as endurance running for improving exercise capacity and spatial memory. Researchers at the University of Tsukuba found that activity-specific physiological adaptations in the muscles and increased signaling and neurogenesis in the hippocampus underlie these improvements. Findings also suggested that benefits can potentially be optimized by tail
Publisher Correction: Viral clearance after early corticosteroid treatment in patients with moderate or severe covid-193h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89270-9
Team uses seaweed stuff to make 3D-printed gel3h
Researchers merged micro- and nano-sized networks of the same materials harnessed from seaweed to create 3D-printable gels with improved and highly controlled properties. The printed jelly could have applications in biomedical materials—think biological scaffolds for growing cells—and soft robotics. Described in the journal Nature Communications , the findings show that these water-based gels—cal
Escape from the endosome: Innovative approach could prove valuable for developing new medicines3h
Most drugs are small. But large molecules could be enormously useful medicines—if we could only get them inside our cells. Now, a group of researchers in biomedical engineering—a shared department with the UConn School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, and School of Engineering—has developed a non-toxic way to do just that.
100-year-old invention Tesla Valve is useful in ways we hadn't realised, scientists say3h
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Police departments adopting facial recognition tech amid allegations of wrongful arrests – Police say facial recognition technology has been instrumental in helping crack some tough cases, but in the last year, there have been claims of wrongful arrests.3h
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Experts see new roles for artificial intelligence in college admissions process3h
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Daniel Kahneman: 'Clearly AI is going to win. How people are going to adjust is a fascinating problem3h
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Researchers Develop 3D-Printed Jelly – Hydrogels merge two physical forms of the same seaweed material for strength, flexibility.3h
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Soon we'll sit in the lab of luxury, with lab grown caviar3h
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Vestas, the largest wind turbine company in the world, develops 'gamechanger' wind turbine blade recycling method3h
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The European Space Agency has funded development of a reusable rocket called Prometheus3h
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Cysteinylated albumin: A new early diagnostic marker for diabetic kidney disease3h
Japanese researchers have discovered that cysteinylated albumin (oxidized albumin) in serum can be used as an early diagnostic marker for diabetic kidney disease. Compared with urinary albumin, serum oxidized albumin not only reflects renal pathology at an earlier stage, but can also predict the progression of renal pathology by its degree of elevation. The researchers believe that it can be used
COVID-19 vaccination: Thrombosis can be prevented by prompt treatment3h
A rare syndrome has been observed in people following vaccination against Covid-19. This involves thrombosis at unusual sites in the body, associated with a low thrombocyte count and a clotting disorder. In medical jargon, this syndrome is referred to as VITT (vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia). Doctors at MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have now successfully treated an acute i
Oncotarget: Phase 1 study of Z-Endoxifen in patients with solid tumors3h
The Oncotarget article provides evidence that antitumor activity and prolonged stable disease are achieved with Z-endoxifen despite prior tamoxifen therapy.
Oncotarget: CABYR-a/b and CABYR-c hold promise as targets for specific immunotherapy3h
CABYR expression in tumors was further confirmed by immunohistochemistry
Stair climbing offers significant cardiovascular and muscular benefits for heart patients3h
A team of McMaster University researchers who studied heart patients found that stair-climbing routines, whether vigorous or moderate, provide significant cardiovascular and muscular benefits.
Oncotarget: Caloric restriction creates a metabolic pattern of chronological aging delay3h
The Oncotarget authors propose a model of how the specific remodeling of cellular metabolism by caloric restriction contributes to yeast chronological aging delay.
US nurses working in critical care have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic3h
The COVID-19 pandemic has, and will continue to have, a tremendous impact on ICU nurses' mental health and willingness to continue in the critical care work force, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference.
New medical image fusion method draws on deep learning to improve patient outcomes3h
Researchers at China's Qingdao University have developed a new 'multi-modal' image fusion method based on supervised deep learning. It enhances image clarity, reduces redundant image features and supports batch processing, improving the accuracy of medical diagnoses.
A LiDAR device the size of a finger available3h
POSTECH research team led by Junsuk Rho presents a nanophotonics-based ultracompact LiDAR technology in a world-renowned journal.
Sex work, part of the online gig economy, is a lifeline for marginalized workers3h
More people are getting involved in more types of sex work, especially with the help of the internet, despite criminalization of their occupations and activist opposition, some of which threatens people's lives. My research interviewing a wide range of sex workers finds that more people are involved in the industry, including marginalized people who are finding it a literal lifeline in tough econo
A 95-million-year-old reptile's solution to the problem of tooth wear3h
Eating plants is a challenging diet for many animals. To help extract the rich plant nutrients, modern mammals have specialized teeth for crushing up the hard plant parts to give the digestive system a head start. But modern plant-eating reptiles usually take a different route.
Conflict kills education: Rwandan experiences show how lost years can be recovered3h
Humanitarian situations, especially protracted violent conflicts, are a serious barrier to accessing education. This is why, for 30 years, aid practitioners have been advocating for "Education in Emergencies". The idea is to try to ensure "the right to education in emergencies and post-conflict reconstruction."
Author Correction: Novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques reveal changed metabolic profiles in recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis4h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89610-9
Medication errors in pets: How to lower the risk4h
You want to keep Fido or Fluffy safe, so when they need medication, it's important to ask questions and guard against dosing errors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Global land use more extensive than estimated4h
Humans leave their "footprints" on the land area all around the globe. These land-use changes play an important role for nutrition, climate, and biodiversity. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) combined satellite data with statistics from the past 60 years and found that global land-use changes affect about 32 percent of the land area. This means that they are about four tim
No benefit to FFR-guided PCI in STEMI patients with multi-vessel disease4h
In patients who had a coronary stent inserted after experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, the use of a technique that measures blood flow and pressure through a partially blocked artery to determine if a second stenting procedure is needed did not improve outcomes and was more costly than using angiography, or a heart X-ray, alone to guide the procedure, according to research presente
Rivaroxaban reduces first and total ischemic events in patients with peripheral artery disease4h
Rivaroxaban, in addition to low-dose aspirin, significantly reduced the occurrence of total severe events of the heart, limb or brain and issues related to other vascular complications in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) who underwent lower extremity revascularization, a procedure to open blocked arteries in the leg. The findings, presented at the American College of Cardi
Heart-protecting drugs likely unnecessary for many breast cancer patients4h
Taking medications to protect the heart from damage associated with adjuvant breast cancer therapy–medications that are administered in addition to surgery to remove a tumor–did not significantly improve markers of heart health two years after breast cancer treatment, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Tailored cardiac rehab program improves function and quality of life in older heart failure patients4h
Older patients hospitalized with acute heart failure who participated in a novel 12-week physical rehabilitation (rehab) program tailored to address their specific physical impairments had significant gains not only in physical functioning but also quality of life and depression compared with those receiving usual care, regardless of their heart's ejection fraction, according to a new study presen
Dapagliflozin did not significantly reduce organ failure or death in high-risk patients hospitalized4h
Dapagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, did not significantly reduce the risk of organ failure or death or improve recovery in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing serious complications compared to placebo, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Baby and regular-strength aspirin work equally well to protect heart health4h
Researchers found no significant differences in cardiovascular events or major bleeding in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease who were taking 81 milligrams (mg), also called baby aspirin, versus 325 mg of daily aspirin, according to new data presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session
Sacubitril/valsartan does not outperform ACE inhibitor after heart attack4h
The heart failure drug sacubitril/valsartan did not significantly reduce the rate of heart failure or cardiovascular death following a heart attack compared to ramipril, an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor proven effective in improving survival following heart attacks. Findings from the PARADISE-MI trial were presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Ses
Left atrial appendage occlusion reduces stroke after heart surgery4h
Patients with an elevated risk of stroke due to heart rhythm problems, or atrial fibrillation (AFib), were much less likely to suffer a stroke after undergoing heart surgery if doctors concurrently performed an additional procedure, called left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), according to the results of a trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Left atrial appendage occlusion associated with low rate of stroke4h
Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with a WATCHMAN device was associated with a low rate of stroke at one year even among older patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who faced a high risk for stroke or bleeding based on their previous health history, according to new data presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Apixaban not superior to standard care after TAVR4h
The blood thinner apixaban was not superior to standard of care following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), according to findings from a new trial called ATLANTIS presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
SpaceX Rocket Flies 10 Times as Reusability Gets Surprisingly Routine4h
Industry pioneer SpaceX has hit a significant milestone after one of its Falcon 9 rockets complete d its 10 th mission. The ability to reuse its launch vehicles has been at the heart of the company's recent successes, and it seems others are starting to take note. For decades, space rockets have been a single-use technology left to burn up on re-entry to the atmosphere once their mission is done.
Satellite sensing may help with flooded areas4h
Understanding how regions are affected after a flood may be improving thanks to new research from a Florida Tech professor.
Why it pays to notice emotions in the workplace4h
Alisa Yu first became intrigued with emotional acknowledgment while interviewing nurses working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. The nurses told her that verbally acknowledging their young patients' fears and stress created trust, which enabled them to do their jobs more effectively. "From then on, I began to see emotional acknowledgment every
Social plants: In the wild, staghorn ferns grow in colonies to improve water storage for all members4h
Social colonies are nothing new in the animal kingdom. We know bees, ants and termites live in large colonies, divide labor and co-operate to take care of offspring produced by a single queen.
Positive impact for Scotland's police officers equipped with mobile devices4h
The introduction of mobile devices for Police Scotland's frontline officers has had a huge impact on safety, wellbeing and public confidence, according to a study involving Abertay University.
Impoverished meadow and forest flora threaten insects4h
The intensification of land use poses a major threat to biodiversity, including herbivorous insects and their host plants. If beetles, Orthoptera (grasshoppers/crickets), Heteroptera (true bugs) and Auchenorrhyncha (cicadas/leafhoppers/treehoppers/planthoppers/spittlebugs) specialize in only one or just a few plant species, they have to migrate or else they become locally extinct when their host p
Did Earth's early rise in oxygen support the evolution of multicellular life—or suppress it?4h
Scientists have long thought that there was a direct connection between the rise in atmospheric oxygen, which started with the Great Oxygenation Event 2.5 billion years ago, and the rise of large, complex multicellular organisms.
Temp teachers pressured to 'prove themselves' are vulnerable to exploitation4h
Teachers in temporary positions experience poorer job quality and feel they must jump through hoops to outcompete their colleagues and maintain employment, according to a new research publication led by UNSW Sydney, with co-authors from the University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney and Curtin University.
SpaceX gør klar til at flyve Jorden rundt med Starship – her er ruten4h
Næste store skridt for Starship er en kredsløbsflyvning, der skal ende i havet ud for Hawaii. Super Heavy-raketten BN3 er allerede ved at blive bygget til formålet.
Stor amerikansk interesse for dansk forskning i kvanteteknologi4h
Den amerikanske udenrigsminister, Antony Blinken, har her til eftermiddag besøgt Niels Bohr Institutet…
Designing nano-sized chemotherapy4h
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01322-2 Nanoparticles carrying chemotherapeutic drugs could help people with cancer escape some of the drugs' side effects, hopes Silvia Giordani.
Higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids from prescription fish oil showed no effect on CV events4h
Patients at high risk for cardiovascular events who had the highest levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in their blood one year after taking daily omega-3 carboxylic acid, a prescription-grade fish oil, had similar rates of major cardiovascular events as people taking a corn oil placebo, according to a secondary analysis of the STRENGTH trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70t
Evinacumab could help some patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia4h
People with extremely high levels of triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood) and a specific genetic profile saw a substantial reduction in triglycerides after taking the human monoclonal antibody evinacumab compared with those taking a placebo, in a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
De-escalation of dual antiplatelet therapy appears safe and effective4h
Among patients who had a cardiac stent inserted after a heart attack, switching to less-potent dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after 30 days was safer and more effective in preventing adverse events a year later than continuing on a high-potency DAPT regimen, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
No improvement in outcomes with rapid, high-sensitivity troponin T testing protocol at one year4h
Using more sensitive and frequent repeat testing of a blood test that indicates heart injury to guide the treatment of low-risk patients with symptoms of a possible heart attack resulted in patients being discharged earlier and receiving fewer cardiac stress tests but did not improve patient outcomes after one year, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annua
Clopidogrel superior to aspirin for long-term post-stent maintenance4h
Clopidogrel outperformed aspirin in what is believed to be the first and largest randomized trial to compare the effectiveness of the two antiplatelet drugs as long-term maintenance therapy for patients who had no adverse events after one year of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) following the insertion of a coronary stent, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70t
Burnout rates double for cardiology clinicians amid COVID-194h
The coronavirus pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of everyday life and continues to have devastating effects worldwide. It has also taken a significant toll on cardiovascular clinicians, many of whom provide direct care to patients with COVID-19, according to results of a new survey presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Early biomarker warning of heart disease for diabetic patients4h
New research has shown that people with type 1 diabetes may have features of premature heart disease induced by the condition often before they even get their diagnosis.
Low- and high-dose aspirin achieve similar protection, safety for those with heart disease4h
As presented at ACC.21 and published in NEJM, the findings from ADAPTABLE are from the largest aspirin dosing trial conducted in routine care and clinical settings using PCORnet, a national resource advancing more efficient clinical research. The study and trial were funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and conducted by a research team led by the Duke Clinical Research Instit
Tröttare förare med delvis självkörande bilar4h
Än är det långt kvar till visionen om helt självkörande bilar i trafiken, vilket kallas nivå fem-automation. För den som köper en bil i dag är nivå två det mest avancerade som finns tillgängligt.
Renal denervation lowers blood pressure in medication-resistant hypertension4h
Two months after undergoing renal denervation (RDN), patients with high blood pressure who did not respond to treatment with multiple medications had a greater reduction in daytime systolic blood pressure than patients who did not receive RDN, with no difference in major adverse effects, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.
Lidar and maps reveal population of ancient Angkor4h
Archaeologists report that 700,000-900,000 people lived in Cambodia's medieval Greater Angkor region. The sprawling tropical city, which covered 3,000 square kilometers (1,158 square miles), thrived from the 9th to the 15th centuries before being abandoned, possibly due to climate change. The paper, which combines more than 30 years of data with recent airborne lidar sensing, appears in the journ
Mechanics of the infinitely small: NanoGear, towards a molecular gear5h
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined in a newly conceived artificial molecule, paving the way for the construction of devices capable of transforming and transmitting movements on the nanometer scale. The nanodevice was designed, synthesized and tested by a team of researchers of the University of Bologna
Pandemic boosts demand for postal delivery of abortion pill5h
A new study has found that even with clinics nearby, many women choose telehealth visits and the US Postal Service for prescriptions.
How new principal investigators tackled a tumultuous year5h
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01311-5 Starting a research group as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the world presented extra challenges.
Settling in: the first four years of a lab leader5h
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01330-2 Beth Penrose describes her experiences starting a lab, recruiting staff and creating a research philosophy.
Study uncovers drivers of fishers' decisions of where to fish5h
A team of researchers from ZSL's Institute of Zoology and the University of Exeter, alongside Oceanswell, have used a new approach to understand the movement and drivers of commercial fishing fleet activity in one of the world's most over-exploited oceans.
Cypriot grapes perform well in heat and on taste5h
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found several grape varieties native to Cyprus, which tolerate drought conditions better than some international varieties popular in Australia, contain chemical compounds responsible for flavors preferred by Australian consumers.
Stor EU-ændring i ansøgninger til kliniske forsøg på vej: Mange ved slet ikke, at det sker5h
EU's forordning for kliniske lægemiddelforsøg vender op og ned på, hvordan firmaer og offentlige forskere skal ansøge om at udføre deres forsøg. Men langtfra alle er klar over, at ændringen er på vej. Lif frygter for tekniske og administrative udfordringer, når forordningen træder i kraft i begyndelsen af næste år.
New study finds combination of Omega-3s in popular supplements may blunt heart benefits5h
New research from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City finds that higher EPA blood levels alone lowered the risk of major cardiac events and death in patients, while DHA blunted the cardiovascular benefits of EPA. Higher DHA levels at any level of EPA, worsened health outcomes.
Brain waves types – daily shares5h
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Hjemmelavet varmepumpesystem giver billig, grøn varme til nyt byområde5h
PLUS. Et hjemmelavet varmepumpesystem i Nordsjælland baseret på afværgeboring giver stor besparelse på varmeregningen og er meget klima- og miljøvenligt. Kommunen vil tage ideen videre.
Accenture bruger AI til at spotte medarbejdere, der kan være på vej væk6h
PLUS. Jo bedre du bruger data, jo bedre er du stillet i kampen om talenter, siger HR-direktør.
The singing neutrino Nobel laureate who nearly bombed Nevada6h
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01318-y From desert to gold mine — Frederick Reines was a larger-than-life physicist who did larger-than-life experiments.
Add This Free Browser Extension to Save Money When Shopping Online6h
No one has time to price-check items on their shopping list between various stores—it takes trial and error to realize that one supermarket may sell cheaper ice cream, while another sells cheaper tomatoes. While the Internet seems more conducive to research and price-checking, it can actually have the opposite effect: access to too much information and too many options can be overwhelming, creati
Terpen-tales: The mystery behind the unique fragrance of lavender6h
Even the mention of lavender evokes the distinct fragrance of the flower. This beautiful flower has been used to make perfumes and essential oils since time immemorial. The aesthetics of the flower have captured imaginations worldwide. So what makes this flower so special? What are the "magical" compounds that gives it its unique fragrance? What is the genetic basis of these compounds?
Weird chromosome loss found in these creeping voles6h
Creeping voles lost their Y chromosome, but they don't seem to be missing the sex chromosome.
Did these horned dinosaurs talk to each other with low-pitched sounds?6h
Paleontologists discovered fossils of a plant-eating dinosaur that belonged to a previously unknown species.
Mars may still be volcanically active, study finds6h
Evidence of what may be the youngest eruption seen yet on Mars suggests the Red Planet may still be volcanically active, raising the possibility it was recently habitable.
Space launch traffic may influence mysterious night-shining clouds in Earth's atmosphere6h
A NASA-funded study is giving scientists insight into how "night-shining clouds" form in the upper atmosphere — and the role that growing space traffic plays in the phenomenon.
Indisk coronavariant vinder frem: Det ved vi om den smitsomme mutation7h
Varianten forventes at blive den dominerende i Storbritannien i nær fremtid, lyder udmeldingen fra britiske toprådgivere. Foreløbig er den under kontrol i Danmark, vurderer SSI.
Her kan nye brandskums-forureninger gemme sig: Region udpeger 55 grunde7h
PLUS. Korsørs omfattende forurening på en brandøvelsesplads får nu Region Sjælland til at advare kommuner om potentielt PFOS-forurenede brandøvelsespladser.
Disparities between IgG4-related kidney disease and extrarenal IgG4-related disease in a case–control study based on 450 patients8h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89844-7
Increased expression of Protein S in eyes with diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema8h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89870-5
The epidemiology of fracture-related infections in Germany8h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90008-w
Artificial intelligence could alert for focal skeleton/bone marrow uptake in Hodgkin's lymphoma patients staged with FDG-PET/CT8h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89656-9
End-tidal to arterial carbon dioxide gradient is associated with increased mortality in patients with traumatic brain injury: a retrospective observational study8h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89913-x
A study of the correlations between IVIM-DWI parameters and the histologic differentiation of hepatocellular carcinoma8h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89784-2
Predisposing conditions for condylar sag after intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy8h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89968-w
Asymmetric shape of distal phalanx of human finger improves precision grasping8h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89791-3
Kontak Announces a Revolutionary Way to Store Hydrogen on a Liquid Carrier8h
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The stakes couldn't be higher for America's first major offshore wind farm8h
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Zhurong rover lands on Mars; China joins US as only nations to successfully land on planet8h
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Warp Drives and Negative Energy: Physicists Give Chances of Faster-Than-Light Space Travel a Boost8h
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Daily briefing: Delayed second Pfizer dose boosts immune response8h
Nature, Published online: 14 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01324-0 Delaying the second dose of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine could boost antibody responses in over-80s. Plus, China's first rover on Mars and PLOS pushes to extend clout beyond biomedicine.
Hjälp forskare att fånga hummer8h
Sverige behöver mer kunskap om hummerbeståndet på västkusten. Nu vänder sig forskare vid SLU till allmänheten för att få svar på hur många och hur stora humrarna är i olika delar av utbredningsområdet. Under tre veckor i augusti 2021 kan utvalda privatpersoner få bedriva provfiske efter hummer samtidigt som SLU:s eget provfiske pågår. Projektet heter LOBSERVE. Fisket efter europeisk hummer är omf
Scientists explore Tesla roads not taken — and find new potential present-day utility8h
A valve invented by engineer Nikola Tesla a century ago is not only more functional than previously realized, but also has other potential applications today, a team of researchers has found after conducting a series of experiments on replications of the early 20th-century design.
Prenatal detection of heart defects lower in rural, poor areas and among Hispanic women8h
Living in rural areas, neighborhoods with lower socioeconomic levels or being of Hispanic ethnicity are associated with lower prenatal detection and later diagnosis of a congenital heart defect known as transposition of the great arteries.Similarly, living in neighborhoods with lower socioeconomic levels was linked with decreased detection of a condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a
Efter kinesisk landing på Mars: Nu skal rover jagte permafrost8h
Zhurong er navnet på Kinas nye Mars-rover, der gør klar til at rulle afsted i jagten på is, efter Kina for nylig landede på Mars.
Author Correction: Internalization and vacuolar targeting of the brassinosteroid hormone receptor BRI1 are regulated by ubiquitination9h
Nature Communications, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23193-x
Genetic fate-mapping reveals surface accumulation but not deep organ invasion of pleural and peritoneal cavity macrophages following injury9h
Nature Communications, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23197-7 Body cavity macrophages reside on the serous surfaces of organs and believed to participate in organ repair following injury. Here the authors show with a fate-mapping reporter system that these cells, although accumulate at the surfaces of injured liver or lung, don't penetrate deeply into the tissue.
Polymer-free corticosteroid dimer implants for controlled and sustained drug delivery9h
Nature Communications, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23232-7 Polymer-based systems are often considered a necessity for controlled drug delivery, but have well-known limitations. Here, the authors report on drug delivery implants formed solely from corticosteroid dimers, which demonstrate controlled release and overcome many of the challenges of polymer-based systems.
A universal strategy towards high–energy aqueous multivalent–ion batteries9h
Nature Communications, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23209-6 Rechargeable multivalent-ion batteries are promising candidates for future energy storage technologies. Here, the authors develop various aqueous multivalent-ion cells using concentrated aqueous gel electrolytes, sulfur-containing anodes, and high-voltage metal oxide cathodes.
A global resource for genomic predictions of antimicrobial resistance and surveillance of Salmonella Typhi at pathogenwatch9h
Nature Communications, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23091-2 Whole genome sequencing data are increasingly becoming routinely available but generating actionable insights is challenging. Here, the authors describe Pathogenwatch, a web tool for genomic surveillance of S. Typhi, and demonstrate its use for antimicrobial resistance assignment and strain risk assessment.
Early turbulence and pulsatile flows enhance diodicity of Tesla's macrofluidic valve9h
Nature Communications, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23009-y Nguyen et al. take a fresh look at Tesla's concept of an asymmetric fluidic conduit. They show that for alternating flow at high frequencies the device can almost be operated as a diode, enabled by a transition to turbulent-like flow at rather low Reynolds numbers.
Electrochemical ammonia synthesis via nitrate reduction on Fe single atom catalyst9h
Nature Communications, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-23115-x Developing green and delocalized routes for ammonia synthesis is highly important but still very challenging. Here the authors report an efficient ammonia synthesis process via nitrate reduction to ammonia on Fe single atom catalyst.
IBM-chef: Global mangel på microchips kan vare to år9h
Industrien kæmper for at imødekomme efterspørgslen på chips, som kun er blevet større i takt med genåbninger.
Groups call for reintroduction of jaguars in US Southwest9h
Environmental groups and scientists with two universities want U.S. wildlife managers to consider reintroducing jaguars to the American Southwest.
How Music May Hit the Right Notes for Treatment with Psilocybin9h
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COVID-19 har pustet frisk luft i en gammel sag: Nu skal lungepatienter løftes med en helhjertet indsats9h
I år er det 120 år siden, Lungeforeningen blev stiftet for at bekæmpe den smitsomme sygdom tuberkulose, men aldrig har lungesagen været mere aktuel end i det forløbne år. Det er under coronapandemien blevet tydeligt for de fleste, hvor vigtigt raske lunger er. Lad os sammen stå på fundamentet af den indsigt og den utrolige innovation og kampgejst, som sundhedsvæsenet har vist det seneste år og p
Gode råd om MBA: Skal, skal ikke?10h
PLUS. Hvad vil du bruge en MBA til? Har du erfaring nok? Og hvad får din arbejdsgiver ud af at betale? Læs her, hvad to MBA'ere, en headhunter, en forsker og en udbyder råder dig til, før du går i gang med studiet.
Nordmænd satser på kemisk genanvendelse i Danmark10h
PLUS. Miljøministeriet i Danmark er åbne for at anerkende kemisk genanvendelse af plast.
Save our oceans to protect our health – scientists call for global action plan10h
An interdisciplinary European collaboration called the Seas Oceans and Public Health In Europe (SOPHIE) Project, led by the University of Exeter and funded by Horizons 2020, has outlined the initial steps that a wide range of organisations could take to work together to protect the largest connected ecoInsystem on Earth. They call for the current UN Ocean Decade to act as a meaningful catalyst for
Microsoft conducted probe on Gates's involvement with employee12h
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From the Dawn of Time, to this year – we are scheduled to make in excess of 298 billion times more Technological Progress than we have made from the Dawn of Humankind, to now – in the next 10 years – according to Computer Science. Ray Kurzweil states we have entered the Technological Singularity.12h
And as a Computer Scientist – not according to Ray Kurzweil – The Era of Exponential Gains has taken flight. Computer Science is in fact an entire field of Science devoted to studying/improving this Era of Computational Transgression so that once it begins, its recursively improves itself – we did this (Computer Scientists) to ensure a staggering era of progression catalyzes that can not be halte
Global electrolyser capacity set to grow by 1,000-fold by 2040, says report12h
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X-ray Experiments and Machine Learning Innovation Could Trim Years off Battery R&D12h
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Ruler of the Aging Papermill12h
Smut Clyde congratulates Aging: "This is bespoke tailoring, in contrast to the off-the-rack products cranked out by the average papermill […] no shame befalls the journals that accept these confections."
VICE: Visual Identification and Correction of Neural Circuit Errors13h
A connectivity graph of neurons at the resolution of single synapses provides scientists with a tool for understanding the nervous system in health and disease. Recent advances in automatic image segmentation and synapse prediction in electron microscopy (EM) datasets of the brain have made reconstructions of neurons possible at the nanometer scale. However, automatic segmentation sometimes strugg
Preemie boys age faster as men, study shows13h
Using an epigenetic clock, the researchers looked at the genes of 45 of those who were ELBW babies along with 47 who were normal birth weight when they were age 30 to 35 to compare their biological age, controlling for chronic health problems and sensory impairments.
Indigenous peoples in Canada have higher death rates, complications after surgery13h
Indigenous peoples in Canada have higher rates of death and complications after surgery and lower rates of surgeries than other populations, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.191682.
More kids seeing doctors virtually but some parents still hesitant13h
While some parents still have reservations about using telemedicine for their kids, the majority were satisfied with the experience, suggest findings from a new national poll.
Learn How Startups Are Launched, Funded, And Grow With This Training15h
Startups have been changing the world for decades. These small, nimble businesses can grow quickly and turn into established pillars of industry, yet in their early years, finding funding and support can be a struggle if they're not properly organized and presented. The Complete CEO Startups Venture Capital Bundle lays out how to launch a startup, keep it funded, and make it thrive. The bundle is
Dansk hackergruppe: Steam var 22 måneder om at lukke nyt gabende sikkerhedshul16h
Version2 har tidligere stillet spørgsmålstegn ved Valves evne til at reagere ansvarligt på henvendelser om sikkerhedsproblemer i verdens tørste spilplatform, Steam. Sårbarheden er nu patchet, men den ramte protokol kan stadig misbruges til andre ting.
Branchen om lækkede krav til grøn brint: »Det er hul i hovedet«16h
PLUS. Tre brancheorganisationer taler i skarpe vendinger imod indholdet af et lækket udkast til EU's kommende krav til dokumentation af grøn brint, som de frygter i værste fald vil umuliggøre PtX-projekter.
Navy pilots recall "unsettling" 2004 UAP sighting16h
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Navy pilots describe encounters with UFOs – Bill Whitaker reports on the regular sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP, that have spurred a report due to Congress next month.16h
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UFOs regularly spotted in restricted U.S. airspace, report on the phenomena due next month16h
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Germany to invest €2bn in building first quantum computer16h
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Navy pilots recall "unsettling" 2004 UAP sighting16h
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Signs of a Puzzling State of Matter Discovered in a Superconductor – Known as "pair-density waves," it may be key to understanding how superconductivity can exist at relatively high temperatures16h
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Revolutionary AI Approach Promises to Accelerate the Design of New Functional Materials16h
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A new way to form self-aligned 'color centers' promises scalability to over 10,000 qubits for applications in quantum sensing and quantum computing16h
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What's the point of leaving Earth? 411 Americans describe the benefits they see from space exploration16h
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FreeCodeCamp teaches you how to write code and has a TensorFlow machine learning course (the whole site is free)16h
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Robotic Navigation Tech Will Explore the Deep Ocean16h
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Bring Your Art Into The Digital Realm With A Beginner's Guide To NFTs17h
The art world was shocked when a non-fungible token, or NFT, of a JPG by viral artist Beeple sold for $69 million . Yet perhaps they shouldn't have been. NFTs are changing how art is sold online, and even if you're planning to keep your art in the real world, you should understand how they work. This beginner's guide offers the perfect entry into NFTs and how they help artists manage digital righ
Could It Be That A Sort Of Cognitive Stack Effect Is Possible?18h
Is this being studied? Basically I'll explain it like this. Belief in a greater effect —-> Skewed Perception —-> Skewed Evidence (repeat) I've been studying occult religions and some of them seem to use this to produce hallucinations. I've spoken to people who claimed to see all sorts of stuff. It's usually done through some ritual, often repeated. Not sure if this falls under neuroscience or
Middle-aged women urged to check their blood pressure to avoid heart attacks18h
Women with mildly elevated blood pressure in their early 40s have a two-fold risk of acute coronary syndromes in their 50s compared to their counterparts with normal blood pressure. That's the finding of a study published on World Hypertension Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Involvement of cancer-derived EMT cells in the accumulation of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose in the hypoxic cancer microenvironment19h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 17 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-88414-1 Involvement of cancer-derived EMT cells in the accumulation of 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose in the hypoxic cancer microenvironment
The Lancet: Experts call for urgent action to reduce global burden of cardiovascular disease in women by 203019h
In the first-ever global report on cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women, researchers call for urgent action to improve care and prevention, fill knowledge gaps, and increase awareness to tackle the worldwide leading cause of death among women. The all female-led Commission report was published in The Lancet and presented during a plenary session at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual
Mount Sinai cardiologist leads commission to help reduce burden of women's heart disease19h
Group's worldwide health recommendations aim to improve outcomes by 2030.