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Prince William: Saving Earth should come before space tourism11h
The prince says great minds should focus "on trying to repair this planet" not exploring space.
William Shatner Becomes the Oldest Person to Reach Space•1d
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The previous record holder was Wally Funk, 82, who flew on Blue Origin in July.
Watch Live: William Shatner Is Ready to Launch to Space in Blue Origin Rocket•1d
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The actor who played Captain Kirk and three others will lift off soon in a tourist spacecraft built by Jeff Bezos' company.
New treatment destroys head and neck cancer tumours in trial•3d
Exclusive: combination of drugs causes tumours to vanish in some terminally ill patients, study finds A new cancer treatment can wipe out tumours in terminally ill head and neck cancer patients, scientists have discovered. In a landmark trial, a cocktail of immunotherapy medications harnessed patients' immune systems to kill their own cancer cells and prompted "a positive trend in survival", acco
How to Watch William Shatner Launch to Space on Blue Origin•1d
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Jeff Bezos' rocket company will launch the man who played Captain Kirk along with three other passengers on a short up and down flight to the edge of space.
Aspirin Use to Prevent 1st Heart Attack or Stroke Should Be Curtailed, U.S. Panel Says2d
Adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease may face serious side effects if they start a daily regimen of low-dose aspirin.
French study of over 22m people finds vaccines cut severe Covid risk by 90%•3d
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Largest study of its kind also finds vaccines appear to protect against worst effects of Delta variant Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Vaccination reduces the risk of dying or being hospitalised with Covid-19 by 90%, a French study of 22.6 million people over the age of 50 has found. The research published on Monday also found that vaccines appear to protect against
The Biggest Comet Ever Discovered Is About to Cruise by Earth3d
Giant Comet Astronomers have confirmed the existence of a gigantic comet — and they say it's headed towards Earth. The comet was discovered by University of Pennsylvania astronomers Pedro Bernadinelli and Gary Bernstein, according to The Daily Beast . The pair initially found evidence of a 60 to 100 mile wide comet seven years ago and have finally released a paper confirming it late last month in
Dave Chappelle's Rorschach Test•1d
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At the end of Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix stand-up special—after 72 brutal, bruised, combative minutes that conclude with the story of a suicide—my other half turned to me and said: "That wasn't very funny, was it?" Was it even meant to be? The emotion that defines The Closer is not laughter, but anger. Chappelle once delivered his most offensive jokes with a goofy, quizzical, little-lost-boy
Prince William: great minds should focus on saving Earth not space travel – video10h
The Duke of Cambridge has criticised the space race and space tourism, saying the world's greatest minds need to focus on fixing the Earth instead. In an interview with Newscast on BBC Sounds before his Earthshot prize awards , Prince William also warned about a rise in 'climate anxiety' among younger generations. His comments come the day after William Shatner, 90, made history by becoming the o
The Hypocrisy of the Anti-vax Patriot9h
Molly didn't feel particularly patriotic as she said goodbye to her husband, a Navy doctor, early one morning in September. He was leaving on his second deployment in nine months, with just four days' notice (he'd gotten only 36 hours' notice ahead of his previous operation). And although his initial mission had been to the Middle East—on an aircraft carrier as a critical-care physician in case o
New Treatment Eradicated Tumors in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients•1d
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A team of scientists at London's Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has tested a new drug cocktail that they say has eradicated previously untreatable tumors in some terminally ill head and neck cancer patients. Giving patients two immunotherapy drugs, nivolumab and ipilimumab, seemed to shrink tumors in patients with advanced stages of cancer, The Guardian reports . Some of the patients walked a
By Attacking Me, Justice Alito Proved My Point•2d
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Last month, Justice Samuel Alito insisted that the Supreme Court's critics are wrong. The Court is not "a dangerous cabal" that is "deciding important issues in a novel, secretive, improper way, in the middle of the night, hidden from public view," he said. Reading aloud from a piece I wrote in the aftermath of the Court's recent ruling on an abortion law, Alito insisted that it was "false and in
A crystal ball into our solar system's future1d
Astronomers have discovered the very first confirmed planetary system that resembles the expected fate of our solar system, when the Sun reaches the end of its life in about five billion years.
Masks Are Changing How Kids Interact3d
After the third day of kindergarten, my son Huxley reported that another kid had kicked him on the playground. It wasn't a big deal; this kind of thing happens. But on the fourth day, he had a new frustration: He couldn't figure out who had kicked him. The kid had been wearing a purple mask at the time of the incident, but the next day, no one in Huxley's class was wearing a purple mask. With all
Pentagon Tech Chief Quits in Frustration, Says US Has No "Fighting Chance" Against China•3d
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Bridge Burner In a blistering new interview with the Financial Times , the Pentagon's former chief software officer said that he resigned in protest of slow technological innovation in the United States — and, in a provocative twist, opined that China is dominating in the space, particularly at developing advanced artificial intelligence. "We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15
William Shatner Tried to Tell Jeff Bezos About the Glory of Spaceflight, But Bezos Interrupted Him to Spray Staff With Champagne•1d
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It was an awkward moment. As soon as famed "Star Trek" actor William Shatner clambered out of Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule, as seen on Blue Origin's live stream today , he was clearly overcome, visibly shaken by the experience of seeing the Earth whip by. Shatner, alongside three other passengers, reached an apogee of over 66 miles during today's launch, narrowly crossing the boundary of spa
'Sophisticated': ancient faeces shows humans enjoyed beer and blue cheese 2,700 years ago18h
Austrian Alps salt miners had a 'balanced diet', with an analysis of bronze and iron age excrement finding the earliest evidence of cheese ripening in Europe It's no secret that beer and blue cheese go hand in hand – but a new study reveals how deep their roots run in Europe, where workers at a salt mine in Austria were gorging on both up to 2,700 years ago. Scientists made the discovery by analy
A Huge Subterranean 'Tree' Is Moving Magma to Earth's Surface4d
Deep in the mantle, a branching plume of intensely hot material appears to be the engine powering vast volcanic activity.
The Second Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.9h
E arly on the evening of October 23, 2019, I took a tour of the Lorraine Motel. I'd been to Memphis, Tennessee, several times before, and I'd come back to speak at the National Civil Rights Museum, which encompasses the motel. But until that October, I'd never been able to bring myself to visit the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. I saw what King saw moments before he saw no more.
Blue Origin Launches William Shatner and Crew to the Final Frontier1d
The 90-year-old Star Trek actor is now the oldest person to fly in space — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Stellar fossils in meteorites point to distant stars2d
Some pristine meteorites contain a record of the original building blocks of the solar system, including grains that formed in ancient stars that died before the sun formed. One of the biggest challenges in studying these presolar grains is to determine the type of star each grain came from.
Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There's a Bright Idea•8h
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In the new scientific (and literal) field of agrivoltaics, researchers are showing how panels can increase yields and reduce water use on a warming planet.
Why skyrmions could have a lot in common with glass and high-temperature superconductors23h
Scientists have known for a long time that magnetism is created by the spins of electrons lining up in certain ways. But about a decade ago, they discovered another astonishing layer of complexity in magnetic materials: Under the right conditions, these spins can form little vortexes or whirlpools that act like particles and move around independently of the atoms that spawned them.
EU forbyder muligt kræftfremkaldende farvestof i dit fredagsslik1d
Det hvide farvestof E171 findes blandt andet i skolekridt, snebold og lakridsæg.
New record set for coldest temperature—38 picokelvins1d
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Germany and two in France has set a new record for the coldest temperature ever recorded in a lab setting—38 picokelvins. In their paper published in the journal Physics, the group describes their work with a time-domain matter-wave lens system. Vincenzo Tamma with the University of Portsmouth has published a Viewpoint article in the sa
Liquid metal proven to be cheap and efficient CO2 converter1d
A global collaboration, led by researchers from UNSW, has shown how liquid gallium can be used to help achieve the important goal of net zero carbon emissions.
Physicists announce the world's most precise measurement of neutron lifetime1d
An international team of physicists led by researchers at Indiana University Bloomington has announced the world's most precise measurement of the neutron's lifetime.
How Antiviral Pill Molnupiravir Shot Ahead in the COVID Drug Hunt•1d
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The Merck pill, which could become the first oral antiviral COVID treatment, forces the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to mutate itself to death — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Nature of unknown gamma-ray sources revealed3d
An international team of astronomers has unveiled the nature of hundreds of gamma-ray emitting sources, discovering that most of them belong to the class of active galaxies known as blazars.
Oldest footprints of pre-humans identified in Crete3d
The oldest known footprints of pre-humans were found on the Mediterranean island of Crete and are at least six million years old, says an international team of researchers from Germany, Sweden, Greece, Egypt and England, led by Tübingen scientists Uwe Kirscher and Madelaine Böhme of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tübingen. Their study has been
How to Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account•3d
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If you've finally hit your breaking point, here's how to say goodbye to Mark Zuckerberg's empire.
After two hours, sunscreen that includes zinc oxide loses effectiveness, becomes toxic: study11h
Sunscreen that includes zinc oxide, a common ingredient, loses much of its effectiveness and becomes toxic after two hours of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, according to a collaboration that included Oregon State University scientists.
Generaldirektören raderade hemlig mejlkorrespondens1d
Skogsstyrelsens generaldirektör Herman Sundqvist har haft hemliga kontakter med skogsbolagens lobbyist via sin privata email. När SVT har begärt ut de aktuella mejlen meddelar Skogsstyrelsen nu att de blivit raderade.
Researchers realize quantum teleportation onto mechanical motion of silicon beams•2d
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Quantum technology typically employs qubits (quantum bits) consisting of, for example, single electrons, photons or atoms. A group of TU Delft researchers has now demonstrated the ability to teleport an arbitrary qubit state from a single photon onto an optomechanical device—consisting of a mechanical structure comprising billions of atoms. Their breakthrough research, now published in Nature Phot
This Hallucinogenic Fungus Might Be Behind the Salem Witch Trials1d
The trials have confounded historians for centuries. Some scientists think a toxic fungus from rotten grain might be responsible.
Mushroom consumption may lower risk of depression2d
Mushrooms have been making headlines due to their many health advantages. Not only do they lower one's risk of cancer and premature death, but new research also reveals that these super-foods may benefit a person's mental health.
Coronavaccination minskade smittspridning inom familjen2d
Personer som inte var immuna mot covid-19 löpte klart lägre risk både att smittas och att bli allvarligt sjuka om deras familjemedlemmar vaccinerat sig. Det visar en studie vid Umeå universitet. – Resultaten talar starkt för att vaccination inte bara är viktigt för att skydda sig själv, utan också för att minska smittspridningen, inte minst inom familjen som är en av de miljöer där viruset sprids
Research review shows intermittent fasting works for weight loss, health changes2d
Intermittent fasting can produce clinically significant weight loss as well as improve metabolic health in individuals with obesity, according to a new study.
Leprosy in wild chimpanzees1d
Nature, Published online: 13 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03968-4 Monitoring of western chimpanzee populations in Guinea-Bissau and Côte d'Ivoire reveals the presence of rare and different genotypes of Mycobacterium leprae, suggesting greater circulation in wild animals than previously thought.
Mindful breathing for pain control: Like Yin and Yang1d
It's long been known that meditative mindful breathing helps with various health conditions, including pain.
Personality traits linked to hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease•1d
New research found that changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease are often visible early on in individuals with personality traits associated with the condition. The study focused on two traits previously linked to the risk of dementia: neuroticism, which measures a predisposition for negative emotions, and conscientiousness, which measures the tendency to be careful, organized, go
Popular theory of Native American origins debunked by genetics and skeletal biology1d
A widely accepted theory of Native American origins coming from Japan has been attacked in a new scientific study, which shows that the genetics and skeletal biology 'simply does not match-up.'
Star Trek's William Shatner blasts into space on Blue Origin rocket1d
The actor who played Captain Kirk in the classic TV show is the oldest person ever to go to space.
A study of COVID vaccine boosters suggests Moderna or Pfizer works best1d
Should people who get a COVID booster get a different vaccine from their original shot? The results of a highly anticipated study suggest that in some cases the answer may be yes. (Image credit: Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)
Dr. Fauci Says to Enjoy Halloween4d
Some towns have canceled celebrations, but Dr. Fauci says outdoor trick-or-treating is perfectly safe.
Mysterious Flashing Radio Signal Coming From Center of The Galaxy, Scientists Report1d
"We've never seen anything like it."
Boosters Are Complicating Efforts to Persuade the Unvaccinated to Get Shots•2d
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The number of eligible people still weighing whether to get a Covid vaccine has sharply dwindled, leaving an unvaccinated population that is mostly hard-core refusers.
Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline•1d
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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that her agency will formally begin the process of identifying federal waters to lease to wind developers by 2025.
The Covid report should damn this government: it's tragic that it won't | Marina Hyde2d
It is a clear indictment of Boris Johnson's administration and its scientific advisers. How jolly he's still riding high in the polls You will note that good news bear Boris Johnson has given the old swerve-a-roo to the release of the Covid select committee report . Doubtless the prime minister would like to respond in full to this tragic indictment of the UK's catastrophic response to the pandem
Meteorite Crashes Through Ceiling and Lands on Woman's Bed•13h
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After a fireball streaked through the Canadian sky, Ruth Hamilton, of British Columbia, found a 2.8-pound rock the size of a large man's fist near her pillow.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: 'Explosive sex' wins top prize1d
An image of a bursting cloud of eggs and sperm as groupers mate in the Pacific is the judges' pick.
Merck Asks F.D.A. for Emergency Approval of Covid Pill•3d
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The company is seeking federal sign-off for the pill to be given to high-risk people sick with Covid. Tens of millions of Americans could be eligible.
This Asteroid May Be the Shard of a Dead Protoplanet—and Have More Metal Than All the Reserves on Earth4d
It's often said Earth's resources are finite. This is true enough. But shift your gaze skyward for a moment. Up there, amid the stars, lurks an invisible bonanza of epic proportions. Many of the materials upon which modern civilization is built exist in far greater amounts throughout the rest of the solar system. Earth, after all, was formed from the same cosmic cloud as all the other planets, co
Mysterious Text Suggests Europeans Knew of America Long Before Columbus Set Sail2d
A lost chronicle of a distant, strange land.
If You've Had Covid, Do You Need the Vaccine?2d
So-called natural immunity varies from patient to patient, scientists say. Immunization is still the best choice after recovering from the disease.
Jon Gruden Just Put It in Writing1d
Updated at 12:04 p.m. ET on October 13, 2021 Jon Gruden's resignation as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders is just the beginning of a long-overdue reckoning for the NFL, and it underscores the basic problem: The NFL is full of Jon Grudens. Gruden made racist, homophobic, and misogynistic comments in emails for nearly a decade, but he was forced out only when some of those reprehensible statemen
Covid Will Be an Era, Not a Crisis That Fades2d
History repeatedly demonstrates how difficult it is to decisively declare that a pandemic is over.
Hubble Captures Mesmerizing Detail of Two Galaxies on a Collision Course3d
Slowly becoming one.
Henrietta Lacks, Whose Cells Were Taken Without Her Consent, Is Honored by W.H.O.21h
In a ceremony in Geneva, the World Health Organization presented an award to the family of Ms. Lacks, whose cancer cells led to world-changing advances in medical and scientific research.
William Shatner's Star Trek Moment With Jeff Bezos•1d
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After the Blue Origin crew set down, science fiction met reality.
Climate change: 'Adapt or die' warning from Environment Agency2d
The Environment Agency says hundreds could die in a flooding event at some point.
Giant snails that were eating Florida homes finally eradicated … again2d
Florida plays the unfortunate host to many invasive critters, from lionfish to Burmese pythons, but last week, officials announced that they had successfully eliminated a particularly slimy invader from the state: the formidable giant African land snail.
Nobel Prize: We will not have gender or ethnicity quotas – top scientist2d
Journalist Maria Ressa was the only woman to win a Nobel Prize this year, and just the 58th in history.
Mysterious Radio Signals From Distant Stars Suggest The Presence of Hidden Planets3d
Cue X-Files theme.
Merck asks FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill3d
If authorized, the medication would be the first pill shown to treat COVID-19 (Image credit: Merck & Co./AP)
Study Shows Adults Who Stutter Stop if They Think No One Is Listening4d
We could unlock the cause of the stutter.
Woman Almost Smashed by Meteorite That Crashed Through Ceiling and Landed on Her Bed22h
Meteorite Hit Golden, British Columbia native Ruth Hamilton was woken up by her dog barking — and seconds later, she says, a roughly two-pound rock smashed through her roof, landing inches from where she was sleeping. And as it turns out, it wasn't some dangerous prank. The rock was a chunk of actual meteorite, Canadian broadcaster Global News reports , which had lit up the night sky earlier that
We Accidentally Solved the Flu. Now What?23h
Perhaps the oddest consolation prize of America's crushing, protracted battle with the coronavirus is the knowledge that flu season, as we've long known it, does not have to exist. It's easy to think of the flu as an immutable fact of winter life, more inconvenience than calamity. But each year, on average, it sickens roughly 30 million Americans and kills more than 30,000 (though the numbers var
America Is Not Ready for Trump's Second Term•1d
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The United States was unprepared for the scope of President Donald Trump's attempt to steal the 2020 presidential election. By Election Day, Trump had spent months calling the election "rigged," and historians and democracy experts warned of the damage that these false claims could make . But when the president stepped to a lectern in the White House late on Election Night and insisted he'd won ,
F.D.A. Authorizes E-Cigarettes to Stay on U.S. Market for the First Time•1d
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The agency approved three Vuse vaping products and said their benefits in helping smokers quit outweighed the risks of hooking youths.
NASA Adviser Resigns Over Giant Homophobic Telescope2d
Hard Pass Last month, NASA deliberated and decided against changing the name of the James Webb Space Telescope, an orbital observatory expected to revolutionize astronomy that happens to be named after a homophobic former NASA Administrator . The space agency announced, without giving any details, that an investigation had occurred and that it found no reason to rename the space telescope, despit
Calls for inquiry as negative Covid PCR tests after positive lateral flow reported2d
Scientists urge urgent investigation to ensure that people are not being given false negative results Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scientists are calling for an urgent investigation after dozens of reports of people testing negative using gold-standard Covid PCR tests, despite testing positive on rapid lateral flow tests, and in many cases experiencing Covid-like
The Astronomer Who's About to See the Skies of Other Earths2d
We know next to nothing about the other 6 billion or so Earth-like planets in the galaxy. With the imminent launch of the largest, most powerful space telescope ever built, Laura Kreidberg is optimistic this will soon change. Kreidberg is the 32-year-old founding director of a new department at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, devoted to studying what the weather is.
Prince Charles: I understand climate activists' anger3d
The Prince of Wales tells the BBC he sympathises with protesters – but any action must be constructive.
A Paper Linking COVID-19 Vaccines to High Risk of Myocarditis Has Been Withdrawn3d
The researchers have apologized.
Suddenly Elon Musk Is Way Richer Than Jeff Bezos•4d
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Besting Bezos Tesla CEO and meme thief Elon Musk's net worth just rocketed even further past Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' — solidifying him as the richest person in the world even more. Musk's wealth was bolstered after a deal with investors boosted the value of SpaceX in excess of $100 billion, according to Bloomberg . His net worth hit $223 billion after the agreement, and gave him an additional
How Two Bills in Congress Could Have a Major Impact on Climate Action•4d
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Legislation aimed at infrastructure and social programs also includes big changes in energy, transportation and disaster preparation. They would amount to the most significant climate action ever taken by the United States.
Getting flu with Covid doubles risk of death, says UK health chief4d
Both flu and Covid-19 will circulate this winter, warns head of UK Health Security Agency Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage People who catch flu and Covid at the same time this winter are twice as likely to die than those who only have coronavirus, according to the UK Health Security Agency chief executive, Dr Jenny Harries. The former deputy chief medical officer for
Why the Latest Campus Cancellation Is Different4d
Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET on October 11, 2021 Dorian Abbot is a geophysicist at the University of Chicago. In recognition of his research on climate change, MIT invited him to deliver the John Carlson Lecture, which takes place every year at a large venue in the Boston area and is meant to "communicate exciting new results in climate science to the general public." Then the campaign to cancel Abbo
Biodiversity loss risks 'ecological meltdown' – scientists4d
The UK has an average of only 53% of its biodiversity left, well below the global average, study shows.
Homeland Security Warns of Cyberattacks Intended to Kill People21h
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is warning that the next cyberattack could end up killing people — a dangerous and imminent shift from ransomware to "killware." In an interview with USA Today , Mayorkas noted that the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in April, which shut down much of the gas supply along the East Coast, was distracting from a far more egregious hack. "And that i
Bezos' Blue Origin is at odds with everything Star Trek represents | Akin Olla1d
The entire premise of Star Trek was utopian: it pushed the limits of diversity, progressivism and inclusion on television and the science fiction genre The 90-year-old actor William Shatner, best known for his leading role as Captain James Tiberius Kirk of Star Trek: The Original Series, is headed to space, for real this time. Shatner will be launched off this Wednesday by on-again-off-again rich
Widely Used Chemical Linked to 100,000 American Deaths Every Year, Study Finds1d
Here's what we know.
After 2 Years, a Tire Is Removed From an Elk's Neck in Colorado1d
Wildlife officials had been seeking the elk since it was first spotted in 2019. On Saturday, they tranquilized the animal and slid the tire off after removing its antlers.
What the Future May Hold for the Coronavirus and Us2d
Viral evolution is a long game. Here's where scientists think we could be headed.
More Than 30 Countries Join U.S. Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions•3d
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Methane is the second-largest driver of global warming after carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists say the promised cuts could help avert the worst consequences of climate change.
William Shatner is bound for space, but the rest of us will have to wait3d
New space companies are touting space tourism. But so far the final frontier has been the playground of the rich or famous, plus a few everyday folks who had a bit of luck. (Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Ivermectin is the new hydroxychloroquine, take 6: Incompetence and fraud everywhere!3d
Ivermectin is the new hydroxychloroquine, a drug repurposed for COVID-19 that almost certainly doesn't work but is still being touted as a "miracle cure" by quacks, grifters, and political ideologues. Are the data supporting it all fraud? The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
What The Heck Was This Blue 'Luminous Event' Photographed From The Space Station?3d
No one on the ground would have seen it.
Why Air Quality Monitors Are the Hot New Back-to-School Accessory4d
Parents are sneaking carbon dioxide monitors into their children's schools to determine whether the buildings are safe.
Nuclear fusion: Five sites shortlisted for UK energy plant•2h
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A final decision for the location of the UK's prototype fusion energy plant is due in 2022.
Fashionable farming – the people growing their own clothes4h
A team of people in the north of England are now making clothes, from seeds to finished garments.
Newly Discovered Bat Viruses Give Hints to Covid's Origins5h
Coronaviruses discovered in Laotian bats are surprisingly adept at infecting human cells, showing that such deadly features can indeed evolve outside of a lab.
A Secretive Hedge Fund Is Gutting Newsrooms9h
The Tribune Tower rises above the streets of downtown Chicago in a majestic snarl of Gothic spires and flying buttresses that were designed to exude power and prestige. When plans for the building were announced in 1922, Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime owner of the Chicago Tribune , said he wanted to erect "the world's most beautiful office building" for his beloved newspaper. The best
With hospitals crowded from COVID, 1 in 5 American families delays health care10h
Putting off surgeries or routine treatments for serious illnesses has become common during the pandemic, a new NPR/Harvard poll finds. (Image credit: Kyle Green/AP)
Why the U.N.'s Biodiversity Conference Is So Important10h
Countries are gathering in an effort to stop a biodiversity collapse that scientists say could equal climate change as an existential crisis.
Prince William criticises space race and tourism's new frontier11h
Duke of Cambridge says world's greatest minds need to focus on trying to fix the Earth instead The Duke of Cambridge has criticised the space race and space tourism, saying the world's greatest minds need to focus on trying to fix the Earth instead. Prince William's comments, in an interview with Newscast on BBC Sounds, will be aired the day after William Shatner made history by becoming the olde
Why Do We Wake Up at 3am And Dwell on Our Fears? A Psychologist Explains13h
The witching hour is real.
Meteor May Have Caused Huge Explosion Over New Hampshire, Scientists Say21h
Whodunnit The sound of an earth-shattering boom rocked New Hampshire while the ground shook on Sunday morning, in a statewide incident that left both state residents and experts baffled . Now, meteorologists think they finally know what caused the boom, The New York Times reports . Satellite imagery suggests that a meteor could have sailed over New Hampshire before exploding, causing the loud bla
The FDA Just Officially Endorsed Vaping21h
The FDA, the government agency that regulates pharmaceuticals and medical devices to make sure that they're safe and effective, now endorses vaping. The agency announced on Tuesday that it would allow the company Vuse to market three products: an e-cigarette called the Vuse Solo Power Unit and two different kinds of replacement vape juice pods. This marks the first time that the FDA officially ap
WHO launches a new group to study the origins of the coronavirus1d
The World Health Organization advisory group will include scientists from the U.S., China and two dozen other countries and will study various hypotheses, including the possibility of a lab leak. (Image credit: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Scientists abused and threatened for discussing Covid, global survey finds1d
Poll of 321 scientists found 15% received death threats after speaking publicly on the pandemic How my ivermectin research led to Twitter death threats Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scientists around the world have received threats of death and sexual assault after speaking to the media about Covid-19, a survey has revealed. Of 321 scientists asked by Nature magazi
There's No Way Venus Could Ever Have Had Oceans, Astronomers Say1d
It was a nice dream while it lasted.
F.D.A. Issues New Salt Guidelines1d
The new recommendations are aimed at food manufacturers and restaurants. Some experts say they don't go far enough.
Ground control to Captain Kirk! William Shatner is off to the final frontier, for real1d
At the age of 90, the Star Trek star is set to board Jeff Bezos's space ship today. It's just the latest chapter in a long relationship between the sci-fi smash and real-life space odysseys William Shatner to blast off on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space 'Risk is our business!" So declared William Shatner in the 1968 Star Trek episode Return to Tomorrow. His character, Cpt James T Ki
Do We Really Need to Meet In Person?1d
R emember huddling in a conference room? It's almost cartoonish to imagine everybody squeezing into a poorly ventilated space to talk and trade germs for the purpose of … what, exactly? As many workers begin returning to their office for all or some of the work week, they're noticing a key change: The pandemic is nearing its conclusion, but meetings are still happening virtually. In many cases, o
Physicists Capture The Most Precise Measurement Yet of a Neutron's Lifespan1d
Big news from the small Universe.
Elusive 'Electron Crystal' Phenomenon Directly Imaged For First Time Ever1d
It's hidden from us for decades.
Did a Meteor Explode Over New Hampshire? That May Explain the Boom.1d
Meteorologists said that a bolide, a type of large meteor explosion in the atmosphere, might have been the source of a disturbance that was widely reported on Sunday.
As Its Price Spikes, JPMorgan CEO Says Bitcoin Is "Worthless"•1d
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Worthless While Wall Street has increasingly started to embrace cryptocurrency, some executives of the biggest financial firms are still staunchly against the idea. Case in point, JPMorgan Chase CEO and outspoken crypto-critic Jamie Dimon said this week that he has no hope for the tech. "I personally think that bitcoin is worthless," Dimon said during an Institute of International Finance event o
Deep Sea Creature Surprises Researchers Exploring Shipwreck2d
Photobomb In October 2020, a remotely-controlled deep sea vessel got surprised by a sizeable sea creature while exploring a shipwreck in the Red Sea almost 2,800 feet below the surface. There are still plenty of unanswered questions, but researchers are fairly certain that the tentacled visitor wasn't a giant squid, thanks to its body proportions. And that's despite the fact that it was larger th
Scientists Baffled by Radio Waves Coming From Our Own Galaxy2d
We Get Signal A team of astronomers has detected a bizarre radio signal coming from the center of the Milky Way galaxy — and they have absolutely no clue what it might be. The scientists who discovered the signal initially had some guesses, but gradually ruled them all out because the radio waves are like nothing they'd ever seen before, according to research published in The Astrophysical Journa
A Guy Quit Blue Origin and Sent Jeff Bezos a Memo That Tore the Company to Shreds2d
Another week, another scathing account of Blue Origin's dysfunctional and toxic work culture. A new Washington Post investigation , which draws from interviews with more than 20 current and former Blue Origin employees, paints an extremely troubling picture, from rampant sexism to ineffective and condescending micromanagement by executives. One mid-level employee sent co-founder Jeff Bezos and th
The Abortion Backup Plan No One Is Talking About•2d
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So many states have restricted access to abortion so severely that people in large swaths of the country feel they have no options if they want to terminate a pregnancy. But technically, those who want an abortion still have options. It's just that few have heard of them. Pregnant people in Texas, or in any other U.S. state, can visit an array of websites that will mail them two pills— m ifeprist
A Nobel Prize for a revolution in economics2d
David Card, Joshua Angrist, and Guido Imbens win a Nobel Prize for revolutionizing how economics is done. (Image credit: CLAUDIO BRESCIANI/TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP via Getty Ima)
Epic Particle Collider Experiment in US Could Reveal How Matter Holds Itself Together2d
One of the greatest challenges in physics.
Black scientists say UK research is institutionally racist2d
Senior black scientists tell the BBC they believe UK science to be "institutionally racist".
AI Analysis of 100,000 Climate Studies Reveals How Massive The Crisis Already Is3d
So big, only a machine can understand.
Elon Musk Mocks Jeff Bezos for Having Less Money Than Him3d
Silver Medal On the heels of his wealth ballooning past Jeff Bezos' , Elon Musk decided to poke a little fun at his favorite online punching bag on Twitter with an emoji. The Tesla CEO responded to a tweet from Bezos on Monday morning with a silver medal emoji. This comes after Bloomberg reported that Musk's net worth grew to the tune of $222 billion while the Amazon CEO's worth stood at a mere $
After Years of Sexual Abuse Allegations, How Did This Doctor Keep Working?3d
Hospital staff members looked the other way while Ricardo Cruciani addicted vulnerable women to pain medications and assaulted them, according to a new lawsuit.
Man Sued for Bad Grammar in His Facebook Post•3d
$180,000 Error We've all had errors in our social media posts before, and rarely do they ever turn out to be anything more than an embarrassing mistake. However, a grammatical error in an Australian man's Facebook post might end up costing him $180,000 in court fees. Anthony Zadravic, a real estate agent in New South Wales, landed in court after he forgot to add an apostrophe to a post criticizin
Intel's Brain-Inspired Loihi 2 Chip Can Hold a Million Artificial Neurons3d
Computer chips that recreate the brain's structure in silicon are a promising avenue for powering the smart robots of the future. Now Intel has released an updated version of its Loihi neuromorphic chip, which it hopes will bring that dream closer. Despite frequent comparisons , the neural networks that power today's leading AI systems operate very differently than the brain. While the "neurons"
The House of Representatives Is Failing American Democracy3d
In the fight over if and when a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill would take place and whether it would be tied to a vote on President Joe Biden's broader economic agenda, one fact was overlooked: House Democrats passed their own infrastructure bill in July . The reason you haven't heard much about that measure is that the House acquiesced to the Senate's demand that it vote on the Senat
Mesmerised brown crabs 'attracted to' undersea cables3d
Research in Scotland shows animals freeze near the electromagnetic field with implications for metabolism and migration Underwater power cables mesmerise brown crabs and cause biological changes that could affect their migration habits, scientists have discovered. The cables for offshore renewable energy emit an electromagnetic field that attracts the crabs and causes them to stay where they are.
NASA Astronaut Realizes She Photographed an Airplane Way Below Her4d
Eye in the Sky Pics of the Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) can offer some pretty stunning ( and rarely seen ) perspectives of the planet. Due to the distance, though, it's not often that they're able to capture actual human activity. Luckily, NASA astronaut Megan McArthur was able to do just that with an incredible picture she took over the skies of Alberta, Canada. At first blus
Kim Kardashian Didn't Break Character on SNL•4d
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You don't get to the status Kim Kardashian West occupies without knowing exactly what people think about you and using it to your advantage. So when the mogul, former reality star, and Instagram powerhouse walked out onto the Saturday Night Live stage for her hosting debut, her outfit—a skintight turtlenecked bodysuit made of fuchsia crushed velvet that covered her from the tips of her fingers to
The Country of Lebanon's Entire Electric Grid Just Collapsed•4d
Lebanon Electricity Grid
Power Down Lebanon's entire electric grid collapsed on Saturday when the country's two main power stations ran out of fuel. For months, the country had been providing citizens with a few hours of electricity a day, according to The Washington Post . Then yesterday, Lebanon's state-owned power stations, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, ran out of diesel fuel leaving the entire country with no electricity.
Capsule of 1765 air reveals ancient histories hidden under Antarctic ice4d
Polar Zero exhibition in Glasgow features sculpture encasing air extracted from start of Industrial Revolution An ampoule of Antarctic air from the year 1765 forms the centrepiece of a new exhibition that reveals the hidden histories contained in polar ice to visitors attending the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow . The artist Wayne Binitie has spent the past five years undertaking an extraord
Nearly half of Britain's biodiversity has gone since industrial revolution4d
Study shows UK has lost more biodiversity than any G7 country, and is in worst global 10% Almost half of Britain's natural biodiversity has disappeared over the centuries, with farming and urban spread triggered by the industrial and agricultural revolutions being blamed as major factors for this loss. That is the shock finding of a study by scientists at London's Natural History Museum, which ha
Covid by numbers: 10 key lessons separating fact from fiction4d
To make sense of coronavirus data, the Observer asked David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters of the Royal Statistical Society Covid taskforce to write a column. That column has now inspired a book. Here are some of its insights Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Genomic sequencing has identified more than 1,000 different seeds of Sars-CoV-2 introduced in early 2020. In
Neuroscientists Claim to Have Pinpointed The Brain States Unique to 'Team Flow'4d
That elusive feeling.
North Korea: Squid Game Is Proof Capitalism Doesn't Work•1h
North Squid Game Korea
Squid Game North Korean propaganda website Arirang Meari wrote on Tuesday that Netflix's megahit TV show "Squid Game" proves once and for all that South Korea-style capitalism doesn't work. "It is said that it makes people realize the sad reality of the beastly South Korean society in which human beings are driven into extreme competition and their humanity is being wiped out," a short article po
'Lurching Between Crisis and Complacency': Was This Our Last Covid Surge?5h
Rising immunity and modest changes in behavior may explain why cases are declining, but much remains unknown, scientists say.
Klimarådet til regeringen: Sæt afgiften på diesel op nu10h
Danmark tjener godt på grænsehandel med diesel til lastbiler. Det skal stoppe, mener Klimarådet.
Climate change in India: Teen inventor's solar-powered ironing cart10h
India's ironing vendors use charcoal as fuel, but Vinisha Umashankar's cart harnesses the Sun's energy.
Mysterious Source in Deep Space Generates 1,652 Fast Radio Bursts in Just 47 Days12h
The phone is ringing off the hook.
Covid booster shots important to stop infection, finds English study•14h
September Covid Cases
Study shows protection against Covid starts to wane several months after full vaccination Scientists have urged eligible people to have Covid booster shots after a major survey in England found evidence of "breakthrough infections" more than three months after full vaccination. Researchers at Imperial College London analysed more than 100,000 swabs from a random sample of the population and found
Climate change: Carbon emissions from rich countries rose rapidly in 202115h
Emissions from the richest countries are going up again this year as the global economy rebounds.
In a Blue Origin Rocket, William Shatner Finally Goes to Space•22h
Shatner Captain Kirk
The actor who played Captain Kirk played the role of pitchman for Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company at a time that it is facing a number of workplace and business difficulties.
President of Brazil says it 'makes no sense' for him to be vaccinated22h
Jair Bolsonaro's comments called 'stupid and selfish' in country where 600,000 people have died of Covid Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage More than 600,000 of his citizens have lost their lives to a Covid-19 outbreak he once pooh-poohed as a "little flu", but Brazil's science-denying president, Jair Bolsonaro , has announced he will decline to be vaccinated, saying "i
How Wavelets Allow Researchers to Transform, and Understand, Data1d
In an increasingly data-driven world, mathematical tools known as wavelets have become an indispensable way to analyze and understand information. Many researchers receive their data in the form of continuous signals, meaning an unbroken stream of information evolving over time, such as a geophysicist listening to sound waves bouncing off of rock layers underground, or a data scientist studying..
Microsoft's Massive New Language AI Is Triple the Size of OpenAI's GPT-31d
Just under a year and a half ago OpenAI announced completion of GPT-3 , its natural language processing algorithm that was, at the time, the largest and most complex model of its type. This week, Microsoft and Nvidia introduced a new model they're calling "the world's largest and most powerful generative language model." The Megatron-Turing Natural Language Generation model (MT-NLG) is more than
William Shatner, TV's Capt. Kirk, blasts into space1d
Hollywood's Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company.
Astronomers Found a Planet That Survived Its Star's Death•1d
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The Jupiter-size planet orbits a type of star called a white dwarf, and hints at what our solar system could be like when the sun burns out.
Waste electronics will weigh more than the Great Wall of China1d
Discarded waste like mobile phones and TVs in 2021 could weigh more than 57 million tonnes.
A highly simplified way to predict quantum light-matter interactions1d
When light interacts with matter, for example, when a laser beam hits a two-dimensional material like graphene, it can substantially change the behavior of the material. Depending on the form of interaction between light and matter, some chemical reactions appear differently, substances turn magnetic or ferroelectric or begin to conduct electricity without any losses. In particularly thrilling cas
NASA Is Preparing for the Ravages of Climate Change1d
The agency knows it needs to adapt to climate-driven events that will increasingly threaten coastal launch sites and other key space infrastructure.
Private Equity Funds Have Invested Billions In Fossil Fuels Since 2010•1d
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These secretive investment companies have pumped billions of dollars into fossil fuel projects, buying up offshore platforms, building new pipelines and extending lifelines to coal power plants.
Supermarkeder dropper Danish Crowns selvopfundne klimamærke1d
Slagterigigants klimamærke på svinekød er ikke længere i danske butikker.
W.H.O. Will Announce New Team to Study Coronavirus Origins1d
"This new group can do all the fancy footwork it wants, but China's not going to cooperate," one expert said.
'The real problem is the repetition of mistakes': scientists react to Covid inquiry2d
Senior figures say failure to prevent second wave was inexcusable given what was known about the virus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The failure to prevent tens of thousands of deaths during Britain's brutal second wave of Covid infections was a more serious error than the timing of the first lockdown, senior scientists have told the Guardian, after a damning repor
Russian Study Confirms That Space Travel Damages Your Brain Cells2d
A new study on the brains of five Russian cosmonauts who spent months on the International Space Station confirms that space travel can do some serious damage to the human body and mind. For years, scientists have been tallying up adverse effects of space travel including weakened muscles and bones and worsened vision . This new research , published in the journal JAMA Neurology on Monday, is the
Researchers unlock secret path to a quantum future•2d
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In 1998, researchers including Mark Kubinec of UC Berkeley performed one of the first simple quantum computations using individual molecules. They used pulses of radio waves to flip the spins of two nuclei in a molecule, with each spin's "up" or "down" orientation storing information in the way that a "0" or "1" state stores information in a classical data bit. In those early days of quantum compu
Large effect of Solar activity on Earth's energy budget2d
This is the result of a new study by researchers from DTU Space at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who have traced the consequences of eruptions on the Sun on clouds and Earth's energy balance.
Observing hydrodynamic phenomena with light via analogy between quantum gases and nonlinear optics2d
A team of researchers from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Universit di Trento and the University of Birmingham has developed a way to "listen" to sounds generated in a fluid of light. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes their work and its possible use as a new way to study fluids.
Scientists capture image of bizarre 'electron ice' for the first time2d
Wigner crystals have been theorized for more than 80 years, but this is the first time the elusive crystals have been captured in an image.
Another Global Pandemic Is Spreading—Among Pigs2d
African swine fever killed half the pigs in China. There is no vaccine and no treatment. Now it's in the Caribbean and on the doorstep of the US.
The Missing Teen Who Fueled 'Cult Panic' Over D&D2d
When a college student vanished, one overzealous detective convinced the press that he might have been been trapped in a series of tunnels by fellow gamers.
Researchers say fossil shows humans, dogs lived in C. America in 10,000 BC2d
The fossil of a jaw bone could prove that domesticated dogs lived in Central America as far back as 12,000 years ago, according to a study by Latin American scientists.
First-of-Its-Kind Drug Cuts Risk of Severe COVID-19 in Half, AstraZeneca Says2d
Here's what we know.
Climate change: Tracking China's steel addiction in one city2d
The BBC travels to Wuzhou to see how cities are grappling with climate targets and a "build" mantra.
Hjärnimplantat räddar patient i USA från depression2d
Ett forskarteam från Kaliforniens universitet San Francisco (UCSF) har framgångsrikt behandlat en patient med svår depression. Detta genom att trycka på den specifika hjärnkretsen som är involverad i depressiva hjärnmönster och återställa dem med motsvarigheten till en pacemaker, fast för hjärnan.
Researchers identify universal laws in the turbulent behavior of active fluids3d
Certain groupings of bacteria or cellular tissues form systems that are called active fluids. These can flow spontaneously without having to be forced from the outside, since their components are able to generate forces and move autonomously. When the activity is high enough, the spontaneous flows become chaotic, like those observed in the turbulence of ordinary fluids. University of Barcelona (UB
A New Link to an Old Model Could Crack the Mystery of Deep Learning3d
In the machine learning world, the sizes of artificial neural networks — and their outsize successes — are creating conceptual conundrums. When a network named AlexNet won an annual image recognition competition in 2012, it had about 60 million parameters. These parameters, fine-tuned during training, allowed AlexNet to recognize images that it had never seen before. Two years later… Source
What if the universe had no beginning?3d
In the beginning, there was … well, maybe there was no beginning. Perhaps our universe has always existed — and a new theory of quantum gravity reveals how that could work.
Indigenous knowledge and the myth of 'wilderness'3d
Aboriginal people in Australia view Wild Country—"wilderness"—as sick country. Land that has been degraded through lack of care.
AstraZeneca says Covid drug cuts risk of severe disease or death by 50%•3d
Advances by Merck and AstraZeneca raise hopes of bringing more treatments to market
Starwatch: Jupiter and Saturn are joined by the moon3d
Weather permitting, it will be a good way to gauge how the moon moves and changes phase Jupiter and Saturn are shining brightly in the southern sky. They are conspicuous because they are currently situated in a somewhat barren part of the night sky but this week the pair are joined by the moon on successive evenings. The chart shows the view looking due south from London at 2100 BST on 14 October
Experts Warn of a 'Twindemic' as Flu Could Rise Sharply Along With COVID in Winter3d
Everything is connected.
Here's Why You Keep Being Told to Exercise if You Have Lower Back Pain3d
There's good scientific evidence for this.
Elon Musk Says That Tesla Is Making Its Own Beer•3d
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One for the Road Elon Musk is known for fairly gimmicky tactics to promote his products — but he might have outdone himself yet with the new Cybertuck-themed beer. The billionaire CEO introduced the "GigaBier" at Tesla's Gigafactory Berlin County Fair, according to Teslarati . The GigaBier's bottles were clearly inspired by the Cybertruck with its sharp angles and futuristic design. The beer is a
Epigenetics, the misunderstood science that could shed new light on ageing4d
The study of the epigenome came with claims that trauma could be inherited, but now researchers are more excited about its potential to measure the risk of disease A little over a decade ago, a clutch of scientific studies was published that seemed to show that survivors of atrocities or disasters such as the Holocaust and the Dutch famine of 1944-45 had passed on the biological scars of those tr
Should Princeton Exist?4d
One recent fall morning at a coffee shop in Princeton, I overheard two students chatting about upcoming deadlines for the Rhodes, the Marshall, and the Mitchell—three prestigious postgraduate scholarships so coveted that they've become mononymous on elite campuses. "I don't love the Rhodes dude from the 1800s," one student confessed to the other. "Wasn't he, like, racist?" Indeed. This is the puz
A COVID Serenity Prayer4d
"When can I visit my immunocompromised daughter?" "Is it too risky to host an indoor birthday dinner for my 70-year-old husband?" My inbox overflows with sensible—yet unanswerable—questions. For the past 18 months, my patients have craved straightforward answers: a simple "Yes—it's perfectly safe" or "Go for it. Have fun!" or even a "No, you absolutely cannot" to quiet the endless loops of risk c
Så ska du kunna röra din partner från andra sidan jorden4d
Ny teknik ska göra det möjligt att vidröra någon – oavsett hur långt bort personen är. – Jag ska kunna klappa dig på axeln, då ska du känna det i realtid, säger John A. Rogers, professor i biomedicisk teknik vid Northwestern University, i Vetenskapens värld – Kroppsberöringens kraft.
China's Moon Rocks Set a Record For Youngest Lunar Material: 1.97 Billion Years Old4d
Whole new moon mysteries await.
Star Trek's William Shatner Makes It to Space in 'Unbelievable' Blue Origin Launch19h
The next best thing to the Enterprise.
Data from Federal Scientists Raise Questions About J.&J. Booster Shots•20h
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People who have received the company's one-shot vaccine may benefit from a booster with another brand. F.D.A. advisers will discuss the data on Friday.
How my ivermectin research led to Twitter death threats | Dr Andrew Hill1d
I was sent images of coffins and hanged Nazi war criminals after finding medical fraud in clinical trials The story of online threats and abuse is very dark. In early 2021, my research team was analysing a new drug called ivermectin. In the first clinical trials, this drug seemed to prevent new infections and improve survival. When I first wrote about this, I started getting regular threats on Tw
When the Place You Live Becomes Unlivable1d
"New Orleans is the only ship I'd go down with," my friend Ben wrote on Facebook in the hours before Hurricane Ida upended southeast Louisiana. He rode out the storm in the city—"hunkering down," in standard hurricane parlance. Anxious but safe, I read his post at a splash pad in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. My family and I had evacuated New Orleans the day before, on August 28—two dogs, two kids, and tw
Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 20211d
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1965, is an annual international showcase of the best nature photography. This year, the contest attracted more than 50,000 entries from 95 countries. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. The owners and sponsors have once more been kind enough to share the following winning
Sea Level Rise Will Hugely Differ if We Can Limit Global Warming, New Study Warns1d
The time to act is now.
Five Things to Know About NASA's Lunar Rover 'VIPER'1d
The device will hunt for resources, including water, vital to future space exploration
One Woman Won a Nobel This Year. Quotas Aren't the Answer, an Official Says.2d
Only one of the 13 laureates this year was a woman, but the head of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences dismissed the idea of guaranteeing representation.
Should Passengers Be Vaccinated or Tested to Fly Within the U.S.?2d
Numerous airline executives say no, but a growing number of politicians and medical experts say it is worth following Canada's lead before holiday travel commences.
Cabinet minister refuses to apologise after report on UK Covid response2d
Stephen Barclay says decisions taken 'to move quickly' despite inquiry criticising handling of pandemic Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A cabinet minister has refused to apologise to the families who lost loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic after a damning report from MPs on the UK government's response found that tens of thousands of lives were lost because o
William Shatner: hardest part of space flight will be getting in and out of seat3d
Star Trek actor, 90, says arthritis makes entry and exit of berth in Blue Origin capsule for Wednesday's journey difficult The toughest part of going into space with Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin company, the Star Trek actor William Shatner said, will be getting in and out of his chair in the New Shepard spacecraft. Shatner, 90, will become the oldest person to go into space when he blasts off as part
Deforestation Is a Crime3d
The world doesn't agree on many things, but one of them is that global deforestation is a problem. If deforestation were a country, it would be the world's third-largest source of climate-warming pollution, after the United States and China. (It would also be a terrible place to live—bulldozers everywhere and no shade to speak of.) Parts of the Amazon now emit more carbon pollution than they capt
'Lies and trauma': donor-conceived adults are still haunted by their origins3d
Australia's fertility industry has undergone seismic shifts in practice, but for those born before these changes, past mistakes feel firmly in the present Get our free news app ; get our morning email briefing Brendan Ritter, 22, recently discovered he was donor conceived. When he was told, his first feelings were for his mother: "I felt the weight of her emotion from her body language," he says.
Biden Secretly Considering First-Ever White House "Crypto Czar"•3d
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Crypto Czar It's only a matter of time before the government takes a more hands-on role when it comes to cryptocurrency. The latest push for this might come in the way of a White House appointed crypto czar. The Biden administration is allegedly looking into an executive order directing federal agencies to study crypto and give recommendations, anonymous sources told Bloomberg . As a part of the
1 Billion TikTok Users Understand What Congress Doesn't•4d
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Many people think of TikTok as a dance app. And although it is an app full of dancing , it's also a juggernaut experiencing astronomical growth. In July, TikTok—a short-form video-sharing app powered by an uncannily good recommendation algorithm and owned by the Chinese company ByteDance—became the only social-media mobile app other than those from Facebook to ever pass 3 billion downloads . At t
NASA's Scandal-Plagued James Webb Telescope Arrives at Launch Site2h
Final Destination After decades of development — and delays — the James Webb Space Telescope is finally being prepped for launch. The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed that the giant space telescope has arrived at its spaceport in French Guiana, a territory of France located on the northeast corner of South America. There, the spaceport's proximity to the equator will help the ESA's Arian
Lobotomy: Definition, procedure and history21h
Lobotomy is a neurosurgical operation that involves severing connections in the brain's prefrontal lobe.
Myriam Sarachik, Physicist Who Plumbed Magnetism, Dies at 881d
She overcame bias against women in science and personal tragedy to perform groundbreaking work. She earned recognition for her achievements last year.
Leprosy identified in wild chimpanzees for the first time1d
Leprosy, a disease that was previously unknown in non-human primates in the wild, has been detected in two unconnected populations of chimpanzees in West Africa.
Physicists propose a new method for defending the Earth against cosmic impacts1d
In February of 2013, skywatchers around the world turned their attention toward asteroid 2012 DA14, a cosmic rock about 150 feet (50 meters) in diameter that was going to fly closer to Earth than the spacecraft that bring us satellite TV.
William Shatner Takes Blue Origin Joyride, as Scandals Plague Company•1d
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Beam me up, Jeffrey! Blue Origin has launched William Shatner, best known as the actor who played Captain Kirk in the "Star Trek" franchise, to an altitude of 66.5 miles. Shatner was joined by biotech entrepreneur Glen de Vries, Blue Origin's Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations Audrey Powers, and Australian physicist and engineer Chris Boshuizern. "That was unlike anything they describe
Study demonstrates the potential of a quantum computer comprised of a small processor and a storage unit•1d
Quantum Arxiv [Quant
Quantum computing systems, computer systems that are based on the key principles of quantum theory, could significantly outperform conventional computing systems, both in terms of speed and performance. Over the past decade or so, many physicists worldwide have thus been trying to develop these systems and assess their potential.
Climate Change Mission Control1d
How do we work together to create a nation resilient against climate change? Earlier today, NASA joined forces with FEMA to co-host their Resilient Nation Partnership Network Alliances for Climate Action Virtual Forum Series . NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson, Official Portrait, Monday, May 17, 2021, NASA Headquarters Mary W. Jackson Building in Washington. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA's res
FDA has authorized e-cigarettes for the first time, citing benefits for smokers1d
FDA says data submitted by R.J. Reynolds showed its Vuse e-cigarettes helped smokers either quit or significantly reduce their use of cigarettes, the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. (Image credit: Mark Stehle/AP)
These Solar-Powered Headphones Let You Ditch the Charger2d
Urbanista's noise-canceling cans are a fine listen, but what really sets them apart is a solar cell that derives energy from any type of light.
Big picture, big data: Swiss unveil VR software of universe2d
The final frontier has rarely seemed closer than this—at least virtually.
New Universal Force Tested by Blasting Neutrons through Crystal2d
A recent experiment has placed the best-yet limits on the strength of a long-sought fifth fundamental force — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Astronomers discover an inflated 'hot Jupiter'3d
Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers have discovered a new inflated, low-density "hot Jupiter" exoplanet. The newly found alien world, designated TIC 257060897b, is about 50 percent larger than Jupiter, but some 30 percent less massive than the solar system's biggest planet. The finding is detailed in a paper published October 1 on arXiv.org.
Startup wants to convert manure into sustainable fertilizer while trapping greenhouse gases3d
Engineers at Norwegian startup N2 Applied have announced on their website that they have developed technology that can reduce the amount of ammonia and methane in livestock slurry. They also note that the process also captures nitrogen, which can be used as a fertilizer.
Washington Is Getting China Wrong•3d
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E vergrande Group , one of China's largest property developers, is tottering on the brink of bankruptcy. Its founder, Hui Ka Yan, is scrounging to find the cash to meet payments on the $300 billion his company owes. Beijing has warned local officials to prepare for possible fallout if the gargantuan firm collapses. Around the world, financial analysts are wondering if Evergrande is China's "Lehma
Meteorite crashes through roof of Canada woman's home and on to bed5h
'I've never been so scared in my life,' says Ruth Hamilton after meteorite shower above a western Canadian region A woman in Canada awoke in shock earlier this week when a rock crashed through the ceiling of her home and landed on her bed, narrowly missing her but spraying grit and other debris on her face, as her dog barked frantically. Police were called and the culprit was initially suspected
Holey metalens! New metalens focuses light with ultra-deep holes23h
Metasurfaces are nanoscale structures that interact with light. Today, most metasurfaces use monolith-like nanopillars to focus, shape and control light. The taller the nanopillar, the more time it takes for light to pass through the nanostructure, giving the metasurface more versatile control of each color of light. But very tall pillars tend to fall or cling together. What if, instead of buildin
Cellular environments shape molecular architecture23h
Context matters. It's true for many facets of life, including the tiny molecular machines that perform vital functions inside our cells.
Ridley Scott's New Film Plays a Masterly Trick•1d
The Last Duel Scott
The Last Duel introduces Jean de Carrouges (played by Matt Damon ), its ostensible hero, with the gritty fanfare expected from a Ridley Scott epic. Much like the valiant former Roman general Maximus of Gladiator or the stouthearted Crusader Balian of Kingdom of Heaven , Jean proudly charges into battle, sword in hand, hacking at the enemy with no regard for his own life. The film follows Jean in
Underwater gardens boost coral diversity to stave off 'biodiversity meltdown'1d
Corals are the foundation species of tropical reefs worldwide, but stresses ranging from overfishing to pollution to warming oceans are killing corals and degrading the critical ecosystem services they provide. Because corals build structures that make living space for many other species, scientists have known that losses of corals result in losses of other reef species. But the importance of cora
Blue Origin launches William Shatner and crew of 3 to the final frontier and back1d
William Shatner has boldly gone where no 90-year-old has ever gone before with a Blue Origin launch into space on New Shepard.
Analysis of ancient teeth questions theory that Native Americans originated from Japan1d
A study comparing the teeth of Native Americans with those of the ancient Jomon people of Japan has revealed that the two groups were not directly linked.
What will happen after the sun dies? 'Serendipitous' discovery gives clues1d
A distant gas giant found orbiting a white dwarf star suggests outer planets in our solar system might survive the sun's demise Get our free news app ; get our morning email briefing A Jupiter-sized planet has been found orbiting a white dwarf star in the Milky Way, providing clues as to what will happen in our solar system when the sun eventually dies. An international team of astronomers observ
Ancient poop shows people in present-day Austria drank beer and ate blue cheese up to 2,700 years ago1d
Human feces don't usually stick around for long—and certainly not for thousands of years. But exceptions to this general rule are found in a few places in the world, including prehistoric salt mines of the Austrian UNESCO World Heritage area Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut. Now, researchers who've studied ancient fecal samples (or paleofeces) from these mines have uncovered some surprising evide
How to ship the world's largest space telescope 5,800 miles across the ocean1d
When NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launches, it will undergo one of the most harrowing deployment processes any spacecraft has ever endured. But before it even gets on top of its ride to space, Webb had to complete a final journey here on Earth: a roughly 5,800-mile (9,300-kilometer) voyage at sea.
Solar storm hits Earth, bringing northern lights to New York1d
A solar storm hit Earth and brought with it a spectacular light show visible as far south as New York.
Dansk inhalator med mild syre skal bekæmpe covid-19 og andre luftvejsinfektioner1d
Behandlingsmetoden består af små partikler, der kan inaktivere vira og dræbe bakterier.
Rocket men: how billionaires are using celebrities as PR for their space projects1d
Critics see the 'awful business' of private space tourism as having little technological or exploration value As Star Trek's iconic Captain James T Kirk, he voyaged the universe for the good of humanity. The nonagenarian actor William Shatner's brief, real-life thrill ride off the planet today, however, is much less about advancing the species as promoting the fortunes of Blue Origin, the private
Drug trial offers new hope for those with metastatic breast cancer•1d
Breast Cancer Year
Scientists are studying whether talazoparib could help treat those with incurable breast cancer Scientists have launched a new trial that could offer hope to those with incurable breast cancer. They are studying whether an existing drug, talazoparib, also known by the brandname Talzenna, may offer a new treatment to people with incurable breast cancer that has spread to the brain. Continue readin
Arctic Ocean's 'last ice area' may not survive the century1d
With warming climate, summer sea ice in the Arctic has been shrinking fast, and now consistently spans less than half the area it did in the early 1980s. This raises the question: It this keeps up, in the future will year-round sea ice—and the creatures who need it to survive—persist anywhere?
Challenging the big bang puzzle of heavy elements2d
It has long been theorized that hydrogen, helium, and lithium were the only chemical elements in existence during the Big Bang when the universe formed, and that supernova explosions, stars exploding at the end of their lifetime, are responsible for transmuting these elements into heavier ones and distributing them throughout our universe.
America's Blue and Red Tribes Aren't So Far Apart2d
Large swaths of America's vaccinated masses—along with elites in the White House, boardrooms, public schools, hospitals, and the mainstream media—are feeling frustrated with their unvaccinated neighbors. And understandably so. COVID-19 vaccines offer stellar protection against hospitalization and death. I despair that many thousands more unvaccinated Americans will die needlessly, that overcrowde
Building strategy to look at embodied carbon, says government2d
Carbon emissions from making building materials – or embodied carbon – had led to calls to end demolitions.
Lessons for all from the UK's Covid mishandling2d
Politicians and scientists succumbed to a flawed, fatalistic groupthink
Uppmaningen: Skicka in din fästing på analys2d
Den som hittar en fästing på sig själv, ett husdjur eller annat djur och bor i Norrland ombeds skicka in det lilla blodsugande djuret – levande eller dött – till Statens veterinärmedicinska anstalt (SVA) för analys. Fästingen kommer att artbestämmas och undersökas om den bär på någon smitta och i så fall vilken, skriver SVA i ett pressmeddelande.
Breakthrough COVID may not be as threatening as scientists thought2d
Can a vaccinated person with a breakthrough infection infect others? Conventional wisdom says yes, but new research says it's not all that likely.
Chemists create chemical probe to better understand immune response2d
A trio of chemists at Indiana University Bloomington has created a new sensor to detect chemical changes in immune cells during the breakdown of pathogens. The work could potentially contribute to the early diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, that evade certain elements of the body's immune response.
Danmark ramt af forurening: Det skal du vide om PFOS og risikoen ved at få det ind i kroppen3d
Det giftige stof kan påvirke kolesteroltal, fertilitet og immunforsvar, hvis for store mængder bliver lagret i kroppen.
Climate change may already impact majority of humanity: study3d
The effects of climate change could already be impacting 85 percent of the world's population, an analysis of tens of thousands of scientific studies said Monday.
How Kena Conjured the 'Feeling of Getting Lost in a Forest'•3d
Kena Bridge Of Spirits
WIRED spoke with Ember Lab's cofounders about their animation background and the game's stunning Balinese influences.
Australian scientists fear job insecurity as morale plummets amid Covid, survey finds3d
Professional Scientists Australia chief points to problem of short-term contracts, as one in five say they intend to leave the profession Follow our Covid live blog for the latest updates NSW Covid vaccination rate by postcode – check your suburb NSW restrictions Vaccine rollout and rates tracker ; Cases and data tracker 5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radius Get our free news app ;
How to Join FaceTime Calls on Any Device4d
Apple's video calling app is finally available on non-Apple hardware. Here's how it works.
More people are dying at home than in the past | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters4d
Did they receive care and compassion from loved ones or did they die alone, fearful of getting infected in hospital? From the start of the pandemic to 24 September 2021, deaths at home in England and Wales have been 37% higher than the 2015-2019 average, according to the Office for National Statistics. For every three people who used to die at home, four now do. That's more than 71,000 "excess" de
This Ancient Tooth Proves Giant Hippos Roamed Britain Far Earlier Than Expected4d
A time of giant mammals.
Dozens of Self-Driving Cars Getting Stuck on Same Dead-End Street•1h
Waymo San Francisco
Traffic Jam Well, this is a new one. Waymo, a Google offshoot that develops usually-impressive self-driving cars , has run into a problem as dozens of its semi-autonomous vehicles are getting stuck on the same dead-end street. 15th Avenue in San Francisco's Richmond District is normally a quiet, residential, and — pivotally — dead-end street. But for the past several weeks, it's become a hotspot
A meteorite crashes through a home in Canada, barely missing a woman's head1h
British Columbia resident Ruth Hamilton had a rude awakening earlier this month when a large meteorite plunged from space, through her roof and landed in her bed. (Image credit: Nadia Palici/Getty Images)
Polar bears could vanish by the end of the century, scientists predict7h
If the ice disappeared during the summer, many creatures that rely on it would be driven to extinction, scientists warn.
The Sleeper SCOTUS Case That Threatens the Separation of Church and State8h
The Supreme Court's upcoming abortion- and guns-rights cases are getting much of the attention right now, but a third, relatively overlooked case could transform one of the most consequential areas of American law: the separation of Church and state. If the plaintiffs win, states and municipalities could be required to use taxpayer dollars to supplement strands of private religious education that
Lords return Environment Bill to the Commons with big changes12h
The government faces pressure to get the bill passed ahead of the COP 26 climate conference.
Long Hauls in Space Seem to Increase Brain Damage Risk, Study Finds13h
Houston, we have a problem.
Endelig har verden fået en vaccine mod malaria: Derfor har det taget så lang tid15h
Desværre er vaccinen ikke særlig god.
This Dead Star Is The Best Glimpse Yet at The Future of Our Solar System18h
A preview of our ultimate fate.
Rare conjoined turtles hatched in Massachusetts1d
An adorable turtle hatchling that was born with two heads has dazzled its caretakers in Massachusetts — and is thriving, against all odds.
Ultrasound trial offers hope for brain cancer patients1d
New technique temporarily allows drugs to cross blood brain barrier to treat tumours A technique has been developed that could revolutionise the treatment of brain cancers and neurodegenerative diseases by temporarily allowing drugs and other substances to cross the blood brain barrier – a structure that separates the brain's blood vessels from the rest of its tissues. A trial in four women whose
A Recurring Weather Phenomenon Drives Nearly 6 Million Children Into Severe Hunger1d
It's a predictable cycle, so we're not helpless.
Planetary Defense Is Good–but Is Planetary Offense Better?1d
A new approach could mitigate the most damaging effects of an imminent asteroid or comet strike—or ensure many threatening objects never get close to striking Earth in the first place — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Cost of William Shatner's 'Most Profound Experience'1d
Updated at 2:38 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2021. William Shatner was a little nervous about that rocket. A week ago, during a CNN interview , his eyes went wide when the network showed a clip of a Blue Origin rocket taking off, streams of blazing exhaust unfurling from below. He'd never seen that footage before, he said, with all that "fire and brimstone." "Oh my gosh," the actor said. "Things like that go
FAST, the World's Largest Radio Telescope, Zooms in on a Furious Cosmic Source1d
China's Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope has detected more than 1,600 fast radio bursts from a single enigmatic system — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Energy Crunch, in Six Paragraphs1d
This is an excerpt from The Atlantic 's climate newsletter, The Weekly Planet. Subscribe today . This is the month that the world's energy transition got messy. Over the past few weeks, the world has sleepwalked into an energy crunch. The benchmark price of a barrel of crude oil is up more than 25 percent from its August low. In Asia, natural-gas prices are approaching an all-time high . The risk
The most powerful space telescope ever built will look back in time to the Dark Ages of the universe1d
Some have called NASA's James Webb Space Telescope the "telescope that ate astronomy." It is the most powerful space telescope ever built and a complex piece of mechanical origami that has pushed the limits of human engineering. On Dec. 18, 2021, after years of delays and billions of dollars in cost overruns, the telescope is scheduled to launch into orbit and usher in the next era of astronomy.
Telegram Is Becoming a Cesspool of Anti-Semitic Content1d
A new report shows that channels devoted to anti-Jewish conspiracy theories are growing at an alarming rate. Why won't the platform take action?
Elk finally liberated from car tire stuck around its neck for 2 years1d
Wildlife officers have finally removed a rubber tire from around the neck of a bull elk in Colorado who had been carrying it around for over two years.
Blue Origin will launch William Shatner into space today! Here's how to watch it live.1d
William Shatner and three other passengers will launch into space today (Oct. 13) on the second crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket, and you can watch all the action live online.
Satellites capture reinvigorated La Palma volcanic eruption1d
Satellites have observed the intensifying eruption on the Spain-owned island of La Palma over the weekend as new streams of lava spilled out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano after its crater collapsed.
Transition Away From Fossil Fuels Not Moving Fast Enough, New Report Finds•1d
IEA Zero 2030 Energy
The world has made progress in the fight against climate change, with wind, solar and other clean technologies taking off. But more is needed to avert catastrophe, a new report finds.
Researchers find Greenland's groundwater changes with thinning ice sheet1d
For more than a decade, a team of University of Montana researchers and students have studied the dynamics of the Greenland Ice Sheet as it responds to a warming climate. University of Montana (UM) Department of Geosciences researchers Toby Meierbachtol and Joel Harper said water has always been central to their research.
Repurposed Drug Reverses Signs of Alzheimer's in Mice, Human Cells•1d
NIH Pill Alzheimer
Researchers say they hope to launch a clinical trial to test bumetanide, a diuretic approved in 2002, but how it might improve neural functioning is unclear.
Shape-shifting worm blob model could inspire future robot swarms2d
Blackworms (Lumbriculus variegatus) are distant relatives of rainworms, measuring up to 10 cm long. They live in shallow marshes, ponds, and swamps in Europe and North America, where they feed on microorganisms and debris. To protect themselves from drought, blackworms can aggregate as entangled, shape-shifting "blobs" composed of a few to hundreds of individuals. Just like swarms of bees, rafts o
Fall Is in the Air: Images of the Season2d
Autumn, the best season, is upon us once again. The autumnal equinox took place a few weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. It is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, spectacular fall foliage. Across the North, people are beginning to feel a chill in the evening air, leaves are splashing mountainsi
Australia to build 20kg rover to head to moon in joint mission with Nasa•2d
Australia NASA Moon
Expertise in mining sector expected to aid development of rover which will collect lunar soil to help establish human presence on moon Australia has signed a deal with Nasa to send an Australian-built rover to the moon, supporting a mission to collect lunar soil and examine how its oxygen could support human life in space. The $50m project will be supported by the federal government's Moon to Mar
Gorillas can tell human voices apart2d
Many animals recognize the voices of members of their own species, and some can even recognize those of other species, such as humans. But it turns out a few animals, such as gorillas, can not only recognize familiar voices but also connect those voices to pleasant or not so pleasant memories.
How to Know You're Lonely2d
Listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Googl e Podcasts The irony in loneliness is that we all share in the experience of it. In this episode of How to Build a Happy Life , we sit down to discuss isolated living and Americans' collective struggle to create a relationship-centric life. As we continue along our journey to happiness, we ask: How can I build my life around people
No apparent shortage of prey for southern resident killer whales in Canadian waters during summer2d
A popular belief that there are fewer Chinook salmon during the summer in Canadian waters for southern resident killer whales, compared to an abundance of fish for northern resident killer whales, has been debunked by a study led by scientists at the University of British Columbia.
Tucked-away marble quarries discovered as source for archaic Apollo2d
The source of marble for a statue of Apollo on the Greek island of Delos has been a mystery to art historians and archaeologists for decades. The stone's chemistry pointed geochemists to the southern end of the nearby island of Naxos, but no one thought there were ancient marble quarries there. A geoarchaeologist believes he found the source.
Slackers of the World, Unite!2d
Illustrations by Maria Chimishkyan In 2014, the executives at a brand-new start-up called Andela made a decision whose consequences they would only understand much later. Andela's model was to recruit and train promising African engineers, then place them at Western tech firms, which meant its employees and clients were scattered across time zones; it desperately needed a way for its distributed
Nobel prize will have no gender or ethnicity quotas, academy head says2d
Only 59 Nobel prizes – or 6.2% of the total – have gone to women since their inception in 1901 Swedish scientist and head of the academy that awards Nobel prizes has ruled out the notion of gender or ethnicity quotas in the selection of laureates for the prestigious award. Göran Hansson, the secretary general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, accepted that there are "so few women" in the
Can Humans (Briefly) Survive Decapitation?2d
A bizarre look at the after-effects of beheading, which is still practiced in some parts of the world.
The race to save California's famous sequoia trees2d
Tourists flock to California's famous sequoia trees, but wildfires are threatening their existence.
An invasive plant is taking over the Kansas prairie. It may be too late to stop it2d
In the land of the open prairie, an invasive plant is threatening to transform Kansas' grassland ecosystems into biodiversity wastelands. Researchers are running out of time to find ways to stop it.
Automatic entry into career advancing competitions could help women, study suggests3d
Women continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles, a dilemma a new study suggests could be helped by eliminating self-nomination from competitive selection processes.
Thank the Great Pumpkin! Fauci Says Trick-or-Treating Is Fine This Year•3d
Fauci Americans Halloween
Dr. Anthony Fauci has spoken: It's okay to go out and celebrate Halloween this year. The White House's chief medical adviser spoke to CNN on Sunday outlining his recommendations for parents who want to take their kids trick-or-treating. While he still stressed the importance of being vaccinated, he also said that folks could go trick-or-treating safely. "It's a good time to reflect on why it's im
In Nigeria, Facebook's Outage Revealed a Dangerous Dominance3d
The platform's shutdown sparked uncertainty and panic. It's time to invest in alternatives.
'I think there's life out there': powerful radio antenna used for first time to find exoplanets3d
Australian scientists part of team using Low Frequency Array to detect signals indicating planets beyond our solar system Get our free news app ; get our morning email briefing New techniques for spotting previously hidden planets could reveal whether there is life out there – or not. Australian scientists are part of a team that has for the first time used a radio antenna to find exoplanets, whi
Oldest evidence of humans using tobacco discovered in Utah3d
Charred seeds found in the Utah desert represent the earliest-known human use of tobacco, nearly 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers said.
Mammoths Roamed when Humans Started Using Tobacco at Least 12,300 Years Ago3d
A dig in the Nevada desert finds telltale seeds at the site of a late Paleolithic hearth — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
'Auroral' Exoplanets Could Help Boost Searches for Alien Life3d
Four candidate worlds found via flashes of radio emission may be the first of many revealed by a new planet-hunting technique — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Study links COVID-19 rates with nature equity, shows double burden for communities of color3d
By now, it's clear the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly unkind to communities of color and low-income populations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ties these disparities to disproportionate representation of nonwhite populations in essential worker roles, discrimination, lack of healthcare access, wage gaps, housing factors, and more. But new research from the San Francisco E
Primates' ancestors may have left trees to survive asteroid3d
When an asteroid struck 66 million years ago and wiped out dinosaurs not related to birds and three-quarters of life on Earth, early ancestors of primates and marsupials were among the only tree-dwelling (arboreal) mammals that survived, according to a new study.
An efficient and low-cost approach to detecting food fraud3d
Fraudulent practices in food production, especially false claims of geographical origin, cause billions of dollars in economic damage every year. Botanists at the University of Basel have now developed a model that can be used to determine the origin of food in an efficient and low-cost manner.
Quantum circuit black hole lasers to explore Hawking radiation3d
The fundamental forces of physics govern the matter comprising the universe, yet exactly how these forces work together is still not fully understood. The existence of Hawking radiation—the particle emission from near black holes—indicates that general relativity and quantum mechanics must cooperate. But directly observing Hawking radiation from a black hole is nearly impossible due to the backgro
Test dig selv: Se, hvilken sportsgren der passer bedst til dig3d
Du kan prøve dit match i denne uge, hvor hele Danmark holder motionsuge.
New hybrid 3D-printing technique will add a fourth dimension to additive manufacturing3d
A new chemical process for additive manufacturing suggests exciting possibilities for 4D printed components—such as properties that change over time.
How to Have an Impossible Conversation3d
For the first 40 minutes of its runtime, the film Mass refuses to reveal why its four protagonists—two sets of parents—have gathered in a small room in a church basement. They don't appear to be friends; they're polite toward one another, but cold. They're not there to pray or to eat the food that's been provided. Their conversation is stilted and awkward, descending into silence every few beats.
Deadly Heat Is Baking Cities. Here's How to Cool Them Down3d
Urban areas can be 20 degrees hotter than the surrounding country. But green spaces and reflective pavement can make city life more bearable.
The Ephemeral Beauty of Night-Blooming Flowers3d
Plants that unfurl their petals only in darkness often condense the drama and poetry of their blossoming into one supercharged — and unpredictable — evening.
The covid tech that is intimately tied to China's surveillance state3d
Sometime in mid-2019, a police contractor in the Chinese city of Kuitun tapped a young college student from the University of Washington on the shoulder as she walked through a crowded market intersection. The student, Vera Zhou, didn't notice the tapping at first because she was listening to music through her earbuds as she weaved through the crowd. When she turned around and saw the black unifo
Här är förstärkaren som revolutionerar framtidens kommunikation3d
En liten, kompakt optisk förstärkare kanske kan komma att revolutionera kommunikation i framtiden, både i rymden och i fibernät. Förstärkaren presenterades häromdagen på Chalmers i Göteborg.
William Shatner's Blue Origin launch into space delayed due to weather4d
Shatner, best known for playing Captain Kirk in Star Trek, will be part of a four-person crew aboard the suborbital NS-18 mission The Star Trek actor William Shatner must wait another day to boldly go into space for real, after the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin company pushed this week's launch target of its New Shepard vehicle to Wednesday. "Due to forecasted winds on Tuesday 12 Octobe
Teen leaving the nest? Give them a taste of home with these recipes4d
Ease your child's start at university with tasty low-budget recipes that are easy to make Last week, I experienced something I'd been dreading since my daughters came into the world: my first-born leaving home for the first time. I've experienced such a mix of emotions. Of course, I'm incredibly proud of Reet for doing so well in her exams and getting into the university of her choice, but I'm al
5 sci-fi concepts that are possible (in theory)4d
Some of the most common and unlikely sci-fi tropes could one day be science fact.
The Best RSS Feed Readers (Because the Internet Is a Mess)4d
The internet is a mess. Ignore the algorithm and distill the web down to the things you actually care about.
'Galactic Britain': how Cornwall is winning the European space race4d
After last week's publication of the national space strategy, photojournalist Jonny Weeks explores how the south-west is primed for the first launch of a satellite-bearing rocket from UK soil "When we first started, people would laugh at us," says Melissa Thorpe as she guides a group of visitors around an exhibition in a vast hangar at Newquay airport. "But now look, we're only a matter of months
Britain's Distasteful Soccer Sellout4d
In the northern English city of Newcastle upon Tyne, there is no Duomo di Firenze or Sagrada Familia standing tall, representing the city, its soul and spirit. There is no St. Paul's Cathedral, Notre-Dame, or Basilica di San Marco . No, in Newcastle, the cathedral and castle are of secondary importance—so too the Roman wall built by the emperor Hadrian. In Newcastle, the soul of the city is its g
Climate study linking early Māori fires to Antarctic changes sparks controversy19h
Research tying Māori activity 700 years ago to Antarctic changes sparks debate in New Zealand over Indigenous inclusion in science Deep in the ice of a remote Antarctic peninsula, a group of researchers found evidence that fires started by early Māori wreaked changes in the atmosphere detectable 7,000km away. In New Zealand, the research sparked a heated controversy of its own – over Indigenous i
Working to understand the changing flavors of quarks3d
Visible matter, or the stuff that composes the things we see, is made of particles that can be thought of much like building blocks made of more building blocks, ever decreasing in size, down to the sub-atomic level. Atoms are made of things like protons and neutrons, which are composed of even smaller building blocks such as quarks. Studying those smallest building blocks requires experimentation
Bodies Are Canceled. Thanks, Instagram4d
It's almost inevitable that social media forces us to see ourselves as objects—so why not opt out of the human image?
AI fake-face generators can be rewound to reveal the real faces they trained on2d
Load up the website This Person Does Not Exist and it'll show you a human face, near-perfect in its realism yet totally fake. Refresh and the neural network behind the site will generate another, and another, and another. The endless sequence of AI-crafted faces is produced by a generative adversarial network (GAN)—a type of AI that learns to produce realistic but fake examples of the data it is
Facebook's Fall From Grace Looks a Lot Like Ford's6h
Before there was Big Tech, there were auto companies that prioritized profits over safety—until a leaked memo made it clear regulation was the only cure.
Blood, Lies, and a Drug Trials Lab Gone Bad2d
The system for testing pharmaceuticals in the US relies on contractors adhering to strict guidelines. But one of them chose profits over protocols.
'It was unbelievable': Star Trek's Shatner becomes real life astronaut1d
"Star Trek" actor William Shatner finally became a real space traveler on Blue Origin's second crewed mission Wednesday, calling it the most profound experience of his life.
A Telegram Bot Told Iranian Hackers When They Got a Hit4h
APT35 may not be the most dangerous group out there, but they've got a new phishing trick.
Covid conspiracy theories are driving people to anti-Semitism online•1d
Instagram TikTok Hope
A warning: Conspiracy theories about covid are helping disseminate anti-Semitic beliefs to a wider audience, warns a new report by the antiracist advocacy group Hope not Hate. The report says that not only has the pandemic revived interest in the "New World Order" conspiracy theory of a secret Jewish-run elite that aims to run the world, but far-right activists have also worked to convert people'
'We have done a terrible job': Journal retracts, replaces paper on mosquito-borne infections1d
A virology journal has retracted and replaced a 2021 article on mosquito-borne infections in Africa after one of the authors identified errors in the publication — an episode that has prompted a change in practice at the journal to avoid similar issues in the future. The article, "Mosquito-borne arboviruses in Uganda: history, transmission and burden," … Continue reading
Scientists seen as trustworthy experts when sharing their work in online videos1d
Any writer can tell you that the narrator of a story can make a significant difference. A new study finds that the same holds true for science videos, with viewers responding positively to researchers who present their own work, as compared to third-party presenters.
Examining the origins of proton spin2d
Where does the proton get its spin? This question has puzzled physicists ever since experiments in the 1980s revealed that a proton's constituent quarks—the most fundamental building blocks of atomic nuclei—account for only about one-third of a proton's spin. Collisions of spin-polarized protons at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facil
How a Playlist Keeps My Family Connected to My Late Father3d
I never knew how well music could unite everyone, from older relatives to my 7-year-old son—until we built a collaborative playlist together.
One third of UK farmers could be depressed – survey4h
Regulation, the pandemic and extreme weather are among factors causing high stress to farmers.
'Most profound experience': William Shatner starstruck by encounter with space – video1d
Actor William Shatner soared aboard a Blue Origin rocketship on a suborbital trip on Wednesday to become, at the age 90, the oldest person ever in space – an experience he called profound – as US billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos's company carried out its second tourist flight William Shatner completes flight on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space Continue reading…
Arabia was 'cornerstone' in early human migrations out of Africa, study suggests•1d
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The largest-ever study of Arab genomes has revealed the most ancient of all modern Middle Eastern populations and is shedding light on how modern humans may have first expanded across the globe.
The world's first professional acrobats were flipping through the Middle East 4,000 years ago3d
Inhabitants of the ancient city-states of the Middle East enjoyed a vibrant social and economic life centered on palace and temple institutions, supported by surrounding agricultural and pastoralist communities. People, goods and ideas flowed between these cities generating a cultural sphere within which strong local identities and customs were preserved.
Covid success of mRNA vaccines opens way to a new generation of drugs•1d
BioNTech mRNA Vaccine
Personalised cancer treatments are among those being developed using a technology once distrusted by big pharma
How Animals Map 3D Spaces Surprises Brain Researchers3h
Leaping, scurrying, flying and swimming through their natural habitats, animals compile a mental map of the world around them — one that they use to navigate home, find food and locate other points of vital interest. Neuroscientists have chiseled away at the problem of how animals do this for decades. A crucial piece of the solution is an elegant neural code that researchers uncovered by… Sourc
Impact of circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants on mRNA vaccine-induced immunity3d
Nature, Published online: 11 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04085-y
Cephalopods: Facts about octopus, squid, nautilus and more1d
Cephalopods are members of a class of marine animals that includes octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses.
How to Play Every Game From Squid Game (and Not Die)•1d
Four 4X Old World
The hit Netflix show pulls heavily from traditional Korean schoolyard games—and the stakes are, thankfully, very low.
Save the Right Whales by Cutting through the Wrong Noise3d
New noise-cutting tech could pinpoint North Atlantic right whales and other species — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Jett: The Far Shore Imagines Conscientious Space Colonization1d
WIRED spoke with the game's devs, plus a senior NASA astrobiologist, about the game and its vision of interstellar environmentalism.
The Freewrite Traveler Is a Distracted Writer's Friend1d
This portable digital typewriter lets you scribe without being constantly pinged by the internet.
Infamous 'Lizard King' of Florida nabbed in turtle heist2d
Federal prosecutors charged a man with illegally harvesting wild turtles to sell commercially, which is illegal in Florida.
Machine learning offers high-definition glimpse of how genomes organize in single cells•3d
Immune Cell Cancer
Within the microscopic boundaries of a single human cell, the intricate folds and arrangements of protein and DNA bundles dictate a person's fate: which genes are expressed, which are suppressed, and—importantly—whether they stay healthy or develop disease.
Many 'Star Trek' Fans Are Eager to See William Shatner Go to Space•1d
Star Trek William Shatner
The series' longtime viewers said they were excited to see the man who played Captain Kirk make science fiction seem a bit more real.
A Designer Who Finds Beauty in Decay2d
In a Warsaw warehouse, Marcin Rusak turns decomposing plant material into polished pieces that degrade over time.
Widely used chemical linked to 100,000 US deaths per year: study1d
Daily exposure to phthalates, a group of chemicals used in everything from plastic containers to makeup, may lead to approximately 100,000 deaths in older Americans annually, a study from New York University warned Tuesday.
Binary stars boost cosmic carbon footprint1d
The cosmic origin of carbon, a fundamental building block of life, is still uncertain. Massive stars play an important role in the synthesis of all heavy elements, from carbon and oxygen to iron and so on. But even though most massive stars are born in multiple systems, the nucleosynthesis models so far have almost exclusively simulated single stars. An international team of astrophysicists has no
20 of the weirdest sharks1d
Sharks have been around for over 450 million years and have gained some pretty strange traits in that time.
A Strategy for Rescheduling Psilocybin3d
There are three legal pathways to deregulating the drug under the Controlled Substances Act — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Iron Age skis buried under ice reunited after 1,300 years apart2d
Glacier archaeologists in Norway have found the second of a pair of 1,300-year-old skis dating to the Iron Age.
Space exploration should aim for peace, collaboration and co-operation, not war and competition2d
When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 in 1957, it represented humanity's first significant foray into the cosmos. Our imagination was opened to the wonder and lure of space for human endeavor as science fiction suddenly became science fact.
Facebook wants machines to see the world through our eyes•7h
Facebook AI Hours AR
We take it for granted that machines can recognize what they see in photos and videos. That ability rests on large data sets like ImageNet , a hand-curated collection of millions of photos used to train most of the best image-recognition models of the last decade. But the images in these data sets portray a world of curated objects—a picture gallery that doesn't capture the mess of everyday life
Insects in the light of land use and climate2d
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How Leopard Kills Rewrite Our Prehistory17h
For millions of years, these spotted cats have collected and scarred bones. Now we're learning to read those remnants and see how they reframe early human civilization.
New species of mollusk discovered by museum curator3d
A donation of an extensive and scientifically important shell collection to Queensland Museum has led to the discovery of a new species of mollusk by a museum curator.
San Andreas Fault-like tectonics discovered on Saturn moon Titan7h
Strike-slip faulting, the type of motion common to California's well-known San Andreas Fault, was reported recently to possibly occur on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. New research, led by planetary scientists from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), suggests this tectonic motion may be active on Titan, deforming the icy surface.
'Selective promiscuity,' chaperones, and the secrets of cellular health1d
A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has announced a major new advance in understanding how our genetic information eventually translates into functional proteins—one of the building blocks of human life. The research, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), elucidates how chaperones display "selective promiscuity" for the speci
Evidence found of sea slugs stealing photosynthesizing machinery from algae, using it to boost reproduction5h
A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in Portugal and France has found evidence suggesting that sea slugs that steal photosynthesizing machinery from the algae they eat use it to boost their own reproduction efforts. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their study of the unique creatures and what they learned about them.
W.H.O Names Advisory Group to Study Origin of Covid Pandemic•1d
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The group includes scientists from 26 countries, a reflection of the W.H.O.'s effort to amass widespread international support for the work.
Scientists report evidence for a new but now extinct species of ancient ground-dwelling sloth2d
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine report new evidence that some 5,000 years ago, a sloth smaller than a black bear roamed the forest floor of what is now the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea, living a lowland life different from its cousins on the other side of the island. The newly identified mammalian species—now extinct—was smaller
Study explores adaptation in island, mainland anoles2d
Islands are hot spots of evolutionary adaptation that can also advantage species returning to the mainland, according to a study published the week of Oct. 11 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Children and COVID-19: How Should We Consider the Risks?•2d
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Medical experts urge mask use and outdoor play dates as the public awaits vaccine permission for young people.
'The Men Who Are Killing America's Newspapers'9h
Many people assume that local newspapers are dying because they haven't been able to create a sustainable business model for the digital age, now that Facebook and Google command the advertising space. But that's only part of the story. For The Atlantic 's November cover story, " The Men Who Are Killing America's Newspapers ," staff writer McKay Coppins reports on the secretive hedge fund Alden G
Which animals sing?4d
It's often assumed that birds are the only animals that sing. But these other divas of the animal kingdom prove otherwise.
How to Identify Any Song Using Your Phone2d
Need help naming that tune? Try asking Google Assistant, Siri, or Shazam.
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Friedrich Schiller called Joy the spark of divinity but she visits me on a regular basis, and it doesn't take much for her to appear— the salt next to the pepper by the stove, the garbage man ascending his station on the back of the moving garbage truck, or I'm just eating a banana in the car and listening to Buddy Guy. In other words, she seems down-to-earth, like a girl getting off a bus with a
The Christians Who Mock Wokeness for a Living11h
The Babylon Bee, an online satire publication that launched in 2016, has become a popular destination for Christians disaffected with megachurch culture and right-wingers who crave clever commentary about the hypocritical left. Kyle Mann, the website's editor in chief, sometimes gives talks on college campuses. For conservative students, he told me, "It's like they found their underground cabal o
He Charted Marvel's Massive Story—and Revealed an Epic2d
For his new book, Douglas Wolk read more than 27,000 comic books. What he found was one single coherent saga: the Uncanny American Novel.
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Far from emerging from the COVID shock awash with fuel, as might be expected after an economic slowdown, the world is entering a new energy crisis the like of which hasn't been seen since the 1970s.
Anticipated spill from deteriorating Red Sea oil tanker threatens public health, study finds3d
A massive prospective spill from a deserted oil tanker in the Red Sea could lead to catastrophic public health effects in war-torn Yemen and neighboring countries unless urgent action is taken, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
'Cleaning up' an oil spill2d
After thousands of gallons of oil poured into the Pacific Ocean following the October 2 spill, agencies and volunteers have worked around the clock to mitigate the damage and stop the spread.
NASA's Webb space telescope arrives in French Guiana after sea voyage2d
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope successfully arrived in French Guiana Tuesday, after a 16-day journey at sea. The 1,500-mile voyage took Webb from California through the Panama Canal to Port de Pariacabo on the Kourou River in French Guiana, on the northeastern coast of South America.
Monitor lizards in Borneo found to prefer forests next to oil palm plantations2d
A team of researchers from Cardiff University working with staff at the Danau Girang Field Centre in Sabah, Malaysia, has found that monitor lizards living in the Malaysian part of Borneo prefer to reside in the natural forests that abut oil plantations, rather than in the plantations themselves. They have published a paper describing their findings on the open-access site PLOS ONE.
First global estimate of the importance of pollinators for seed production in plants1d
About 175,000 plant species—half of all flowering plants—mostly or completely rely on animal pollinators to make seeds and so to reproduce. Declines in pollinators could therefore cause major disruptions in natural ecosystems, including loss of biodiversity.
Japan's $90bn university fund struggles to draw talent despite size•3d
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Rye a better choice than wheat for weight loss2d
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Watch SpaceX Tourists Do a Harry Potter-Inspired Magic Trick in Orbit3d
Wingardium Leviosa We already know space is a pretty magical place — but the SpaceX tourists took that to another level when they performed a Harry Potter-inspired magic trick while in orbit. Inspiration4 pilot Sian Proctor performed the illusion with the help of her assistant (and the crew's chief medical officer) Hayley Arceneaux in a video Proctor recently posted to Twitter . In it, they take
US Covid cases drop by 22% raising hopes the worst may be over3d
Experts urge caution despite Delta wave slowdown amid concerns over new variants and vaccine hesitancy
Bioinspired electromechanical nanogenerators to regulate cell activity3d
The extracellular matrix (ECM) including three-dimensional (3D) network and bioelectricity can profoundly influence cell development, migration, and functional expression. In a new report now published on Science Advances, Tong Li and a research team in chemistry, nanotechnology, bioelectronics and advanced materials in China, developed an electromechanical coupling bio-nanogenerator abbreviated b
Blue Origin delays William Shatner's space flight3d
Blue Origin announced Sunday it was delaying an upcoming flight set to carry actor William Shatner to space due to anticipated winds.
'Explosive' photo captures 'otherworldly beauty' of spawning fish during a full moon1d
A striking photo showing the "otherworldly beauty" of spawning groupers has won the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Martin Sherwin, Prize-winning Biographer of Oppenheimer, Dies at 841d
A historian of the nuclear age, he and his co-author, Kai Bird, won a 2006 Pulitzer for their book about the scientist behind the atom bomb.
Finding sterile neutrinos2d
Experiments have spotted anomalies hinting at a new type of neutrino, one that would go beyond the standard model of particle physics and perhaps open a portal to the dark sector. But no one has ever directly observed this hypothetical particle.
Did all roads lead to Rome?2d
So long as you're travelling to Rome.
Over a thousand cosmic explosions detected in 47 days1d
An international research team led by Prof. Li Di and Dr. Wang Pei from National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) caught an extreme episode of cosmic explosions from Fast Radio Burst (FRB) 121102, using the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST). A total of 1,652 independent bursts were detected within 47 days starting Aug. 29, 2019 (UT).
Deaths linked to 'hormone disruptor' chemical costs billions in lost US productivity2d
Daily exposure chemicals called phthalates, used in the manufacture of plastic food containers and many cosmetics, may lead to roughly 100,000 premature deaths among older Americans each year, a new study shows. The resulting annual economic burden is between $40 billion and $47 billion, a value more than quadruple that of previous estimates.
Aided by stem cells, a lizard regenerates a perfect tail for the first time in 250 million years6h
Lizards can regrow severed tails, making them the closest relative to humans that can regenerate a lost appendage. But in lieu of the original tail that includes a spinal column and nerves, the replacement structure is an imperfect cartilage tube. Now, for the first time, a USC-led study in Nature Communications describes how stem cells can help lizards regenerate better tails.
Novel treatment technology 'could reduce UK nuclear waste burden'2d
Researchers at The University of Manchester have developed a novel treatment technology that may help to significantly reduce the UK's nuclear waste burden.
The Surface Laptop Studio Is a Multi-Talented Tablet Hybrid4d
Microsoft's latest experiment is great for creative professionals. Too bad Windows 11 holds it back.
New, non-invasive blood sugar testing methods using saliva6h
Despite breakthrough diabetes research over the past century, people with diabetes still need to rely on obtaining blood samples to monitor their sugar levels. Daily glucose monitoring by tracking blood sugar levels is essential for managing both types 1 and 2 diabetes, however the current method—finger pricking—is invasive and can become burdensome with how often it needs to be done.
Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal's Brain1d
Injecting oxygen-generating algae into tadpoles allows brain activity to continue in the absence of oxygen, researchers find.
As Shatner heads toward the stars, visions of space collide2d
"Risk is our business," James T. Kirk once said. "That's what this starship is all about. That's why we're aboard her."
Government must be transparent about science advice it receives2d
Analysis: inquiry into UK's response to Covid crisis shows Sage guidance should be put in public domain as soon as possible Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The parliamentary inquiry into the UK's response to the Covid crisis raises the serious issue of transparency around scientific advice – and why this remains crucial even as the country moves beyond an emergency s
ENSO impacts child undernutrition in the global tropics2d
Nature Communications, Published online: 12 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26048-7 The El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) influences the weather around the world and, therefore, has strong impacts on society. Here, the authors show that ENSO is associated with child nutrition in many countries, with warmer El Niño conditions leading to more child undernutrition in large parts of the develo
Controlling thin films with atomic 'spray painting'2d
Without thin films, there would be no modern electronics or high-quality mirrors. The semiconductor chips used in our cell phones and computers rely on thin films made of different materials, including metal oxides that contain at least one metal as well as oxygen.
Our Favorite Outdoor Security Cams for Your Home or Business1d
These weatherproof devices can keep a watchful eye on your property and let you get on with life.
What to do if you find fossils or artifacts1d
Six years ago, grazier Robert Hacon was driving around his cattle property in outback Queensland when he drove over what he thought was a cow skull.
William Shatner of 'Star Trek' says he's ready to go to space for real1d
The 'Star Trek' star speaks about the final frontier on Twitter, in a Blue Origin video.
Homegrown Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target•1d
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India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind. While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vac
Mechanisms behind intercellular communication in tumors decoded2d
All cells in a multicellular organism must be precisely coordinated in order for the organism to function correctly. This applies both to healthy tissue and also tumors. Communication between the cells is extremely important and is achieved via direct cellular contact or using messenger substances. Recent studies have also shown that cells emit extracellular vesicles—so-called exosomes with a size
Molecular mixing creates super stable glass7h
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in creating a new type of super-stable, durable glass with potential applications ranging from medicines, advanced digital screens, and solar cell technology. The study shows how mixing multiple molecules—up to eight at a time—can result in a material that performs as well as the best currently known glass formers.
The Experiment Podcast: Liberals Don't Get The Babylon Bee. Neither Do Conservatives.11h
Listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts The satire site The Babylon Bee , a conservative Christian answer to The Onion , stirred controversy when some readers mistook its headlines for misinformation. In this episode, The Atlantic 's religion reporter Emma Green sits down with The Bee 's editor in chief, Kyle Mann, to talk about where he draws the line between
'Extreme heat' days have tripled since 1980s, and more are coming1d
Urban dwellers around the globe are sweating through three times as many "extreme heat" days as their counterparts did in the 1980s, a new study suggests.
Beyond the Winners, Nobel Prize for Climate Science Is a Victory for Many2d
Research in the field is more collaborative than the Nobel awards can acknowledge — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Chemists develop new blueprint for enzyme involved in cancer3d
Scientists have known for decades that a certain class of enzymes is an important player in cell biology because they frequently mutate and become major drivers of cancer.
William Shatner's space launch on Blue Origin's New Shepard: When to watch and what to know4d
Here's everything you need to know about Blue Origin's launch of William Shatner and his crew on the New Shepard spacecraft on Oct. 12, 2021.
To Be Happy, Hide From the Spotlight9h
" How to Build a Life " is a weekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness. Click here to listen to his new podcast series on all things happiness, How to Build a Happy Life . Humans have a bad habit of wanting things that are terrible for us. An abundance of refined sugar rots our teeth and blows out our insulin system. Avoiding exercise can weaken our bones and mak
Carbon-Capturing Sunglasses Offer a View of Fashion's Future1d
A new biomaterial created by methane-munching marine organisms can be molded into eyeglass frames, or formed into leather-like sheets.
Study highlights how humans and nature are causing significant changes to the health of global rivers2d
Many of the world's largest rivers are experiencing significant changes in their chemical composition as a result of natural and human activity, according to new research.
Vagina lasering for postmenopausal women 'may be placebo'2d
Study suggests therapy for dryness, itching and pain should be used with caution, say experts An expensive laser treatment purporting to help women with postmenopausal vaginal symptoms such as dryness, itching and pain when having sex may be no better than a placebo, research suggests. According to the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), vaginal laser therapy involves i
Earliest evidence of wild tobacco use in Americas found in Utah2d
A team of researchers with the Far Western Anthropological Research Group and the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, has found evidence of the earliest use of wild tobacco in the Americas. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, the group describes what they found and where and suggest theories regarding how tobacco might have been used by people thousands of years ago.
Sound Waves Aid Brain Tumor Treatment23h
In a small clinical study, focusing ultrasound beams on tumors in patients' brains helped open the blood-brain barrier to facilitate drug delivery.
Blazar PG 1553+113 investigated by researchers2d
Using space observatories and ground-based facilities, Chinese astronomers have investigated a blazar known as PG 1553+113. Results of this study shed more light on the behavior of this object, indicating that it hosts a supermassive black hole binary system. The research was published October 5 on arXiv.org.
Hedges reduce pollution at breathing height in shallow street canyons, study confirms3h
An extensive field study into air quality along a road lined with buildings has confirmed that hedges can help mitigate traffic-related pollution up to 1.7m, reducing the pollutants breathed by pedestrians, young children and cyclists.
America's Next Great Migrations Are Driven by Climate Change8h
Too many people are moving to the wrong places — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Don't go green with envy, but fish might be able to distinguish color more effectively than humans1d
Researchers have revealed that non-mammalian vertebrates might have a much more simple and effective way of deciphering between color and greyscale information than humans.
Genomes Show the History and Travels of Indigenous Peoples1d
A new study demonstrates "I ka wā mamua, ka wā ma hope," or "the future is in the past" — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Best Espresso Machines for the Home Barista3d
Turning your kitchen into a café is a great way to learn (or hone) the art of making the perfect shot.
The Government Wants to Boost Its Tech—Starting With Workers4d
Robin Carnahan, head of the agency that manages the federal government's offices and IT, is revamping job descriptions and pushing remote work.
We found a mysterious flashing radio signal from near the centre of the galaxy1d
In early 2020, we detected an unusual radio signal coming from somewhere near the center of our galaxy. The signal blinked on and off, growing 100 times brighter and dimmer over time.
ESO images some of the biggest asteroids in our Solar System2d
The detailed images of these 42 objects are a leap forward in exploring asteroids, made possible thanks to ground-based telescopes, and contribute to answering the ultimate question of life, the Universe, and everything.
Brain injury after long-duration spaceflight2d
Spending long periods in space not only leads to muscle atrophy and reductions in bone density, it also seems to have lasting effects on the brain. Neuroimaging studies (amongst others from this LMU team of researchers) has hinted at this over the last three years. However, little is known if the observed brain-structural alterations are harmless or clinically relevant. LMU physicians Professor Pe
With first Martian samples packed, Perseverance initiates remarkable sample return mission2d
NASA, along with the European Space Agency, is developing a campaign to return the Martian samples to Earth.
Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Alaska coast2d
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska early Monday in what the Alaska Earthquake Center called an aftershock of a 8.2 quake from late July.
Life on Mars: simulating Red Planet base in Israeli desert3d
Inside a huge crater in Israel's sun-baked Negev desert, a team wearing space suits ventures forth on a mission to simulate conditions on Mars.
Indian scientists explore galaxy cluster Abell 7256h
Using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), Indian astronomers have conducted radio observations of a galaxy cluster known as Abell 725. Results of this observational campaign deliver important information regarding the structure and morphology of Abell 725, revealing the presence of diffuse filaments in this cluster. The study was presented in a paper published October 7 on arXiv.org.
Research shows how plastics threaten biodiversity of marine life1d
New research at Queen's University highlights the impact that microplastics are having on hermit crabs, which play an important role in balancing the marine ecosystem.
William Shatner to be oldest astronaut at 90: How space tourism could affect older people1d
Is space really the final frontier? William Shatner is set to find out as he boldly goes where no 90-year-old has gone before. Some 55 years after Captain James T Kirk hit our screens in the original Star Trek, Shatner will launch to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard for a ten-minute sub-orbital flight.
Volvo's Classy All-Electric SUV Is Surprisingly Zippy2d
The 2022 model of the all-electric XC40 Recharge meets expectations but adds a few surprises too.
Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Carbon Is Portable, Powerful—and Pricey3d
It's a worthy successor to the popular X1 Carbon line.
Earth's Unicorn Population Is Exploding7h
It's not a fantasy: VC valuations and spending on startups in 2021 are off the charts, and the year isn't over yet.
AI's Smarts Now Come With a Big Price Tag8h
As language models get more complex, they also get more expensive to create and run. Some companies are locked out.
It's Play Time: Video Games and Peripherals Are on Sale1d
With a new headset and a copy of Breath of the Wild, you'll have everything you need to curl up inside this fall.
Ancient feces shows people in present-day Austria drank beer and ate blue cheese up to 2,700 years ago1d
Human feces don't usually stick around for long — and certainly not for thousands of years. But exceptions to this general rule are found in a few places in the world, including prehistoric salt mines of the Austrian UNESCO World Heritage area Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut. Now, researchers who've studied ancient fecal samples (or paleofeces) from these mines have uncovered some surprising ev
Perseverance's first major successes on Mars — an update from mission scientists2d
In the short time since NASA's Perseverance rover landed in Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021, it's already made history.
With Subscriptions, Automakers Mimic Netflix's Playbook2d
GM thinks consumers might pay $135 a month for emergency assistance, enhanced maps, and software-enabled upgrades that boost acceleration.
Is gene editing the future of food? – podcast2d
The world's harvests are coming under increasing pressure from extreme weather events, disease and deteriorating soil health – problems that are set to get worse in the next few decades. Could one solution be to genetically edit our food to make it more resilient? With the UK's recent announcement that it will ease the rules for growing gene-edited crops in England, Madeleine Finlay investigates
To watch a comet form, a spacecraft could tag along for a journey toward the sun1d
Deep in the solar system, between Jupiter and Neptune, lurk thousands of small chunks of ice and rock. Occasionally, one of them will bump into Jupiter's orbit, get caught and flung into the inner solar system—towards the sun, and us.
Is low-fat or whole-fat milk better for kids? Science says it makes no difference2d
A new study has found whole fat dairy is just as good for kids as low-fat.
There Is No Bipartisan Consensus on Big Tech1d
The media's rose-colored rhetoric on cooperation across the aisle is overblown—and threatens the road to substantive regulation.
New testing strategy rapidly quantifies transmissibility of COVID-19 variants1d
A team of researchers has developed a new nanomechanical technique for fast, one-step, immune-affinity tests, which can quantify the immune response induced by different COVID-19 variants in serum.
In a Banner Year for VC, Women Still Struggle to Get Funding3d
"Reading these headlines about record rounds, you have to ask, who is having this experience?" one founder says. "Certainly not the women I know."
The Back Bay Tempo 30 Are the Best Cheap Workout Buds6h
These small, affordable buds make me feel bad about recommending any other workout headphones.
Fujifilm's New Instax Printer Cranks Out Big, Glorious Photos7h
Fujifilm's latest standalone smart printer uses their largest instant film for bigger, better prints.
What Is 5G? Here Is a Short Video Primer•1d
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You see it mentioned in countless phone commercials, and your phone might use it. But do you know how it works? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Podcast: The story of AI, as told by the people who invented it1d
Welcome to I Was There When , a new oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast. It features stories of how breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and computing happened, as told by the people who witnessed them. In this first episode, we meet Joseph Atick— who helped create the first commercially viable face recognition system. Credits: This episode was produced by Jennifer Stro
Pluto's atmosphere is starting to disappear3d
Pluto's atmosphere is going through a strange transformation, scientists are finding.
New Ebola Case Confirmed in DRC Months After Previous Outbreak3d
Ebola virus was detected in samples from a child who died last week, the World Health Organization and Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ministry of Health announce.
People taking statins less likely to die from Covid, study suggests1h
Experts warn findings do not prove cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce death rates Millions of people who take statins may be less likely to die from Covid, research suggests. The cholesterol-lowering drugs are one of the world's most popular medications. They can also reduce inflammation in blood vessels, which has prompted questions over whether they could help with outcomes in coronavirus pa
The first unequivocal experimental evidence of a superfluid state in 2D 4He films5h
Over the past few decades, some physicists worldwide have been trying to use the second layer of 4He films adsorbed on a graphite substrate to study the interplay between superfluid and supersolid phases of matter. Some teams have collected torsional oscillator (TO) measurements on this layer, including P.A. Crowell, F.W. Van Keuls and J.D. Reppy at Cornell University, as well as Dr. Jan Nyeki and
The Atlantic Daily: A Profession Is Not a Personality1d
Here's a six-word story for this economic moment: Job opening, just posted. Please apply. Americans are quitting their gigs at a record-setting rate: 4.3 million people said bye to their boss in August , according to new data from the Department of Labor. That's up from the previous all-time peak, logged this past April. Open positions are likewise trending high. As we've written, this "great res
Almost 42,000 toxic 'forever chemical' sources could be polluting surface, drinking water across the US, says study1d
A new study by Environmental Working Group scientists finds almost 42,000 potential sources of the toxic "forever chemicals" known as PFAS that could be polluting surface water or drinking water in communities across the U.S.
Mental illness associated with poor sleep quality, according to large study1d
People who have been diagnosed with a mental illness are more likely to have poor sleep quality compared to the general population, according to a large study.
Plant-Based Nanogenerators Highlight The Promise of Biodegradable Electronics2d
Nanogenerators harvest energy from mechanical forces such as vibrations. Now a Chinese team has built such a generator from plant waste.
Few adverse health effects in wildlife exposed to low levels of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident2d
More than 10 years ago, the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in a massive release of radioactive material into the environment. Radiation dose rates led to the evacuation of over 150,000 residents from an area estimated at 444 square miles. Although people were evacuated, wildlife remained within the Fukushima Exclusion Zone, as
Air conditioning in a changing climate: A growing rich-poor divide6h
As the earth's climate warms, residents of affluent nations will find some relief with air conditioning, but people in lower-income countries may have to pay vastly more for electricity or do without cooling, says a new study co-authored at the University of California, Berkeley.
Gnarly, Centuries-Old Mathematical Quandaries Get New Solutions8h
A set of puzzles called Diophantine problems are often simple to state but hard to solve—though progress could have big implications for the future of mathematics — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
First evidence of microtubules' mechanosensitive behavior1d
Inside cells, microtubules not only serve as a component of the cytoskeleton (cell skeleton) but also play a role in intracellular transport. In intracellular transport, microtubules act as rails for motor proteins such as kinesin and dynein. Microtubules, the most rigid cytoskeletal component, are constantly subjected to various mechanical stresses such as compression, tension, and bending during
How being an older parent could be beneficial for offspring1d
Becoming a parent later in life could have beneficial effects for your offspring—in roundworms at least—according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
G344.7-0.1: When a stable star explodes2d
White dwarfs are among the most stable of stars. Left on their own, these stars that have exhausted most of their nuclear fuel—while still typically as massive as the Sun—and shrunk to a relatively small size can last for billions or even trillions of years.
What happens when a baby takes its first breath?3d
Fetuses don't breathe oxygen in utero, so how do newly born babies figure it out?
How Much Does it Cost to Fly to Space with Blue Origin?1d
The company said in July it had nearly $100 million in sales, but not how many tickets that included.
Deciphering the Philosophers' Stone: How we cracked a 400-year-old alchemical cipher1d
What secret alchemical knowledge could be so important it required sophisticated encryption?
Methane plume above New Mexico gas wells spotted from space1d
A large cloud of planet-warming methane was detected in the natural gas-rich San Juan Basin in New Mexico by geoanalytics company Kayrros SAS.
Surface chemistry reveals corrosive secrets22h
One can easily see with the naked eye that leaving an old nail out in the rain causes rust. What does require the keen eyes and sensitive nose of microscopy and spectroscopy is observing how iron corrodes and forms new minerals, especially in water with a pinch of sodium and calcium.
Vaccinating poorer countries is vital to the recovery2d
IMF warns uneven pace of immunisation raises risks of economic scarring
The Smartest Way to Use Rapid At-Home COVID Tests2d
The self-administered tests are sold over the counter, holding out the promise of safer gatherings. But interpreting results requires savvy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
'Gen Z' Only Exists in Your Head4h
You know there's drama in research circles—or at least what qualifies as drama in research circles—when someone writes an open letter. Earlier this year, that someone was Philip Cohen, a sociologist at the University of Maryland at College Park. His request: that Pew Research Center, the nonpartisan "fact tank," "do the right thing" and stop using generational labels such as Gen Z and Baby Boomer
William Shatner ready for 'life-changing' space flight at 90 – video1d
William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek, is to become the oldest person to venture into space. 'I shall be entranced by the view of space. I want to look at that orb and appreciate its beauty … its tenacity is sustaining this life of ours,' Shatner, 90, said in a video released by the aerospace company Blue Origin William Shatner to blast off on Bezos rocket to become oldest perso
When breezy, wear masks outdoors to prevent coronavirus exposure2d
As the delta variant continues to spread, guidelines from the CDC recommend even the vaccinated wear masks indoors to prevent exposure and transmission, though it is less clear what people should do when outside. Researchers used a large eddy simulation to model cough jets in breezy and calm conditions. They found when a person coughs outdoors, wind flowing in the same direction can propagate the
Using bacterial cocktails to fight infections2d
Most people have already experienced first-hand how important a healthy microbiome is when they had to take a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Unfortunately, the drug does not only destroy the pathogens. It also affects the 'good' bacteria in the bowel that otherwise occupy the most important niches and help fend off pathogens. This protective mechanism is called colonization resistance. But which bacte
Study paints a grim picture of what young gangsters think about violence and manhood2d
Gang violence is a deeply rooted problem in many impoverished communities across South Africa. This not only significantly affects the young people involved, but has adverse effects on communities: psychological violence, substance abuse and abnormal levels of crime and gun battles.
Carbon dissolved in Arctic rivers affects our world—here's how to study it2d
In a pair of recently published papers, Michael Rawlins, a professor in the University of Massachusetts Amherst's geosciences department and associate director of the Climate System Research Center, has made significant gains in filling out our understanding of the Arctic's carbon cycle—or the way that carbon is transferred between the land, ocean and atmosphere. In order to better understand futu
3 US-based economists win Nobel prize for societal research•3d
Card Angrist Nobel Prize
A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for pioneering research that showed an increase in minimum wage does not lead to less hiring and immigrants do not lower pay for native-born workers, challenging commonly held ideas. Two others shared the award for creating a way to study these types of societal issues.
Optimal blood pressure helps our brains age slower2d
People with elevated blood pressure that falls within the normal recommended range are at risk of accelerated brain aging, according to new research. The research also found optimal blood pressure helps our brains stay at least six months younger than our actual age.
US hit with 18 billion-dollar disasters so far this year3d
The United States saw an unprecedented 18 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in the first nine months of the year, according to scientists with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information
The Atlantic Daily: The Real 2024 Election Nightmare3h
Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. Melissa Sue Gerrits / Getty The 2024 presidential election could very well be a rematch of 2020. "A Trump candidacy in 2024 is almost certain, and a nomination is probable," my colleague David A.
Gut Bacteria Change as You Get Older–and May Accelerate Aging5h
Microbe types in older people's intestines are different and are linked to disease — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gold 'sun bowl' discovered near Bronze Age swamp6h
A golden bowl adorned with an image of the sun has been found in a 3000-year-old settlement in Austria.
DNA reveals how ice ages affected African rainforests1d
Today, rainforest covers much of Central Africa, but scarce fossil records suggest ice ages may have caused the forest to shrink and fragment, giving way to savannahs.
World's clean energy transition 'too slow': IEA1d
The global transition to clean energy is still far too slow to meet climate pledges and risks fuelling even greater price volatility, the International Energy Agency warned on Wednesday.
Bröder svårt coronasjuka – saknade gen2d
En gendefekt som förklarar svår covid-19 har för första gången upptäckts i Sverige, visar en studie som forskare från Karolinska institutet deltagit i. Två coronasjuka bröder i 30-årsåldern svävade mellan liv och död på intensiven – nu visar det sig att de bar på anlaget.
Winter-swimming Scandinavian men can teach us how the body adapts to extreme heat and cold2d
The Scandinavian winter swimming culture combines brief dips in cold water with hot sauna sessions — and now, a study of young men who participate regularly in these polar plunges finds that winter swimming may allow the body to adapt to extreme temperatures. The findings suggest that routinely alternating swims or dips in chilly water with sauna sessions might affect how brown fat, also known as
Researchers find warning signs for dementia in the blood3d
Researchers have identified molecules in the blood that can indicate impending dementia. Their findings are based on human studies and laboratory experiments. The biomarker is based on measuring levels of so-called microRNAs. According to the study data, microRNAs could potentially also be targets for dementia therapy.
Japanese Breakfast Talks About Writing Sable's Soundtrack7h
The musician discusses playing JRPGs as a kid, learning on the job, and how composing the game's soundtrack gave her a newfound sense of freedom.
Titanium catalysis enables stereoselective synthesis of C-glycosides and glycopeptides7h
NUS chemists have conceived a new strategy to synthesize medicinally important C-alkyl and C-alkenyl glycosides through a titanium-catalyzed reductive transformation process that reacts readily with glycosyl chlorides and various activated alkenes or alkynes.
Smoke from nuclear war would devastate ozone layer, alter climate16h
The massive columns of smoke generated by a nuclear war would alter the world's climate for years and devastate the ozone layer, endangering both human health and food supplies, new research shows. The international study draws on newly developed computer climate modeling techniques to paint an even grimmer picture of a global nuclear war's aftermath than previous analyses.
Improved fluorescent amino acids for cellular imaging1d
New research conducted by researchers in the lab of Penn's E. James Petersson in collaboration with Oregon State University and the University of Washington describes how proteins in living cells can be engineered to include synthetic fluorescent amino acids that are bright, long-lasting, and have properties that sense their environment. This work can help biologists study proteins more easily, wi
Neuroscientist Mortimer Mishkin Dies at 941d
His work bridged the gap between psychology and neurobiology.
The protective role of cells in overwintering fungi2d
Scientists have discovered a new role for cells that are known to nurture the overwintering reproductive structures in a type of fungi, according to a study published today in eLife.
Unraveling the mystery of touch2d
Researchers uncover mechanism that underlies the exquisite sensitivity of certain skin surfaces. The analysis, conducted in mice, reveals that the higher sensitivity of certain regions of the skin stems from a greater number of and stronger connections between neurons in these regions and corresponding brain areas that receive signals from them. The findings set the stage for better understanding
Dispensing Doctors: Should Physicians Sell Drugs to Patients?3d
Advocates for allowing doctors to dispense drugs directly to patients argue that it is both more convenient and cheaper, while bringing extra revenue to doctors. Not everybody agrees — least of all pharmacists, who suggest that it removes important safety checks, and presents a worrying conflict of interest.
KOIOS EPI810 air purifier reviewnow
The KOIOS EPI810 may be one of the most affordable air purifiers on the market, but it's not without its faults.
By 2500 Earth could be alien to humans10min
To fully grasp and plan for climate impacts under any scenario, researchers and policymakers must look well beyond the 2100 benchmark. Unless CO2 emissions drop significantly, global warming by 2500 will make the Amazon barren, the American Midwest tropical, and India too hot to live in, according to a team of international scientists.
Evidence of superionic ice provides new insights into unusual magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune10min
Not all ice is the same. The solid form of water comes in more than a dozen different – sometimes more, sometimes less crystalline – structures, depending on the conditions of pressure and temperature in the environment. Superionic ice is a special crystalline form, half solid, half liquid – and electrically conductive. Its existence has been predicted on the basis of various models and has alread
Lone changer: Fish camouflage better without friends nearby10min
While gobies aren't the only fish with camouflage abilities, new research shows that their colour change is influenced by their social context: they transform faster and better when alone. This is likely an adaptive, stress response to perceived threat from predators – with possible application to other camouflaging species.
Data continues to show that American's need at least 5 hours per week of physical activity to prevent some cancers10min
A new report finds more than 46,000 cancer cases annually in the United States could be prevented if Americans met the 5 hours per week of moderate-intensity recommended physical activity guidelines.
HTC Announces Smaller, Lighter Vive Flow VR Headset15min
HTC's presence in the smartphone market has all but evaporated, but it's still a presence in the world of VR. Facebook's Oculus is way out in the lead, but HTC hopes its new Vive Flow might attract a new kind of VR enthusiast. The lightweight headset is styled more like a pair of glasses, making it easier to pop them on to watch Netflix or play a simple game. However, you're going to need an exte
12-Year-Old Develops Slenderman Phobia After Seeing Him in VR16min
Technophobia As Facebook and other companies take steps to build a "metaverse" and strive to make virtual and mixed reality experiences as much of an all-encompassing tech as the internet is today, experts are sharing concerns about safety, both during the experiences themselves and in terms of the impact they can have on our offline lives. One 12-year-old girl told Slate that she now has a " pho
Team demonstrates great promise of all-inorganic perovskite solar cells for improving solar cell efficiency25min
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites have already demonstrated high photovoltaic efficiencies of greater than 25%. The prevailing wisdom in the field is that the organic (carbon- and hydrogen-containing) molecules in the material are crucial to achieving this impressive performance because they are believed to suppress defect-assisted carrier recombination.
TikTok i skolegården: Sådan fik Det store bevægelseseksperiment børn til at bevæge sig27min
Især de yngste børn fik fornyet koncentration og bedre kondition efter ti uger med bevægelse.
Former AATIP Director Luis Elizondo provides demonstration on Artificial Intelligence being developed to analyze UAP footage, and pictures.36min
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How fast will Artificial Intelligence evolve36min
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In a world-first, Volvo Group reveals the first vehicle made of fossil-free steel produced by SSAB. The machine, a load carrier for use in mining and quarrying. More vehicles and machines will follow in 2022 in a series of concept vehicles and components using fossil-free steel.36min
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Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Speed Cross Border Payments from Days to Seconds, cut costs by 50%36min
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Scientists at NW University in Illinois have successfully recorded data to DNA in a few short minutes; Blowing older methods away, which can take hours and even days.36min
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Koch Industries partners with Norway battery manufacturer FREYR to form JV; Targets construction of U.S. battery gigafactory with initial production capacity of 50 GWh per year by 203036min
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Prince William tells billionaires: Forget space race and save Earth36min
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Experts Shocked by Military Robodog With Sniper Rifle Attachment36min
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Why China May Soon Beat Tesla at Its Own EV Game36min
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We visit Sweden to see what a climate-conscious future looks like | the miraculous eco-town with a 20-storey wooden skyscraper36min
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Why there are so many species of serpent55min
Mammals were not the only group to benefit from the dinosaurs' demise
Japanese billionaire Maezawa 'not afraid' ahead of ISS launch55min
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Thursday he had no fear ahead of his "dream-come-true" launch to the International Space Station (ISS), a Russian project aimed at boosting its space tourism credentials.
Third-Ever Tardigrade Fossil Discovered Hiding in a Hunk of Amber58min
Again with the accidental discoveries! It's the third unexpected find within six weeks. This time, the good news was born from debris in a hunk of Dominican amber. The researchers were studying ants from the Miocene period, trapped in a piece of amber. A closer look at the "debris" inclusions, however, revealed an even greater prize than the ants. What researchers had thought was just a fleck of
Scientists just broke the record for the coldest temperature ever recorded in a lab1h
They did it by sending rubidium atoms into free fall
Study finds male, female responses to performance pay similar across contexts, programs1h
Past studies have raised the possibility that performance pay—programs that give employees incentives to be productive by offering rewards for achieving performance objectives—may widen the gender earnings gap because women do not respond to performance incentives as strongly as men for psychological or cultural reasons. A new study evaluated this notion by aggregating evidence from experiments on
Climate change threatens hydropower energy security in the Amazon basin1h
Hydropower is the dominant source of energy in the Amazon region, the world's largest river basin and a hotspot for future hydropower development. However, a new Global Environmental Change study warns that in the coming decades, climate change-driven reductions in precipitation and river discharge will diminish the Amazon's hydropower capacity.
The Southern Ocean's role in driving global carbon cycle stronger than expected1h
The Southern Ocean's role in driving the global carbon cycle may be stronger than expected as the biological carbon pump is not "switched off" in winter as previously thought.
Scientists discover large rift in the Arctic's last bastion of thick sea ice1h
A new study documents the formation of a 3,000-square-kilometer rift in the oldest and thickest Arctic ice. The area of open water, called a polynya, is the first to be identified in an area north of Ellesmere Island, Canada's northernmost island, and is another sign of the rapid changes taking place in the Arctic, according to researchers.
Evidence of superionic ice provides new insights into the unusual magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune1h
Not all ice is the same. The solid form of water comes in more than a dozen different—sometimes more, sometimes less crystalline—structures, depending on the conditions of pressure and temperature in the environment. Superionic ice is a special crystalline form—half solid, half liquid—and electrically conductive. Its existence has been predicted on the basis of various models and has already been
Lucy in the sky: Spacecraft will visit record 8 asteroids1h
Attention asteroid aficionados: NASA is set to launch a series of spacecraft to visit and even bash some of the solar system's most enticing space rocks.
World Leaders Meet to Address Biodiversity Crisis, But U.S. Stays on Sidelines1h
Negotiations are underway to update the Convention on Biological Diversity to better protect and restore nature — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Did Aliens Build the Pyramids? And Other Racist Theories1h
Pseudoarchaeology, conspiracy theories that ancient civilizations were founded by aliens or the denizens of Atlantis, are more than just silly—they're dangerous.
Many US adults worry about facial image data in healthcare settings1h
Uses of facial images and facial recognition technologies—to unlock a phone or in airport security—are becoming increasingly common in everyday life. But how do people feel about using such data in healthcare and biomedical research?
Mammals on the menu: Snake dietary diversity exploded after mass extinction 66 million years ago1h
Modern snakes evolved from ancestors that lived side by side with the dinosaurs and that likely fed mainly on insects and lizards.
The planet does not fall far from the star1h
A compositional link between planets and their respective host star has long been assumed in astronomy. For the first time now, a team of scientists deliver empirical evidence to support the assumption—and partly contradict it at the same time.
Predicting phosphine reactivity with one simple metric1h
Phosphines are among the most important ligands for transition metal catalysis. Phosphines bind to a metal and modify its structure, reactivity, and selectivity. Many of the most practiced catalytic reactions in the pharmaceutical/commodity chemical industry use phosphines as ligands, such as cross-coupling. In these and many other cases, small changes to the phosphine structure often have signifi
How Hungry Sea Otters Affect the Sex Lives of Sea Grass1h
A habit that appeared damaging at first glance seems to make oceanic ecosystems more resilient, scientists found.
An Explosion in Snake Diversity Came After a Major Moment in Earth's History1h
When one door closes, another one opens.
More than half of survivors experience 'long COVID'1h
More than half of the 236 million people diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide since December 2019 will experience post-COVID symptoms—commonly known as "long COVID"—up to six months after recovering. Governments, health care organizations, and public health professionals should prepare for the large number of COVID-19 survivors who will need care for a variety of psychological and physical symptoms,
Thousands of California worms wriggle into super blobs1h
Blackworm blobs can move as one organism by striking a perfect balance between wiggling and clinging, a discovery that could aid the development of soft robotics.
William Shatner has taken a small step, but it's a giant leap to call him an astronaut | Brief letters2h
Space travel | Books | Duels in film Amazing though William Shatner's short journey into near space was, I think it's a bit of a stretch to call him an astronaut ( William Shatner in tears after historic space flight: 'I'm so filled with emotion, 13 October ). You'll be calling us letter writers journalists next. David Edwards Hulme Stockport, Greater Manchester • As we seem to have entered a per
The Kavli Prize Presents: Understanding The Universe [Sponsored]2h
Ewine van Dishoeck received The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics in 2018 for elucidating the life cycle of interstellar clouds and the formation of stars and planets. What other mysteries of space are left to be uncovered?
Værd at vide: Vand er den mærkeligste af alle væsker2h
PLUS. Vand består af to forskellige faser – en let og en tung – hvis forhold varierer med temperaturen. Det store uafklarede spørgsmål er, om det har biologisk betydning.
'Powerful auroras' on alien planets may be sending strange radio signals toward Earth2h
Astronomers say strange radio signals around old, inactive stars may be the shimmering auroras of four alien worlds.
Lupus sufferers pleaded for hydroxychloroquine before Clive Palmer's doses were destroyed2h
Drug's potential as Covid treatment, since dispelled, affected availability for people with proven medical need Get our free news app ; get our morning email briefing Lupus sufferers pleaded for more supplies of hydroxychloroquine two months before the federal government told billionaire Clive Palmer it didn't want more of the 33m doses he wanted to donate as a potential Covid-19 treatment. One t
Getting the most from your data-driven transformation: 10 key principles2h
The importance of data to today's businesses can't be overstated. Studies show data-driven companies are 58% more likely to beat revenue goals than non-data-driven companies and 162% more likely to significantly outperform laggards. Data analytics are helping nearly half of all companies make better decisions about everything, from the products they deliver to the markets they target. Data is bec
Are Dogs Aware of Their Own Thinking?2h
Volunteers with Canine Metacognition put their pups to the test — join them!
Researchers Announce Most Precise Measurement Ever Taken of a Free Neutron's Lifetime2h
To answer the big questions, sometimes we must look to the very small. Researchers at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center's Ultracold Neutron Source, within Los Alamos National Lab, have been passing the cryo-baton for more than a decade, working at ever colder temperatures in order to study the behavior of neutrons. Now, an international collaboration of scientists has announced the most preci
Drones Have Now Been Used to Deliver Lungs for Medical Transplant2h
(Photo: Unither Bioélectronique) The world's first drone delivery of lungs has gone down in history as a success. Unither Bioélectronique, a bioengineering firm focused on organ transportation, recently completed a "proof-of-concept" flight in which a pair of human lungs were shipped via drone to the transplant site in about six minutes. The lungs were flown from the Toronto Western Hospital to T
The Radeon RX 6600 is AMD's Weakest RDNA2 GPU Yet2h
AMD has launched its RDNA2-powered Radeon 6600 and taken the crown as the least-attractive GPU since Ampere kicked off the most recent product update cycle just over a year ago. That's the overall opinion of the various publications that have spent time with the card. These lower-end versions of RDNA2 may be more affordable and at least slightly easier to find than the 6700 XT and 6800 XT, but th
Large Trial Finds Oxytocin Nasal Spray Is Ineffective for Autism•2h
Oxytocin Study Autism
The hormone is unlikely to increase sociability in most autistic children, according to a new study — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Team makes most precise measurement of neutron lifetime2h
Physicists have announced the world's most precise measurement of the neutron's lifetime. The scientific purpose of the experiment is to measure how long, on average, a free neutron lives outside the confines of atomic nuclei. The results represent a more than two-fold improvement over previous measurements—with an uncertainty of less than one-tenth of a percent. "This work sets a new gold-standa
Stunning supernova remnant looks like Pac-Man gulping down stars3h
NASA has released a picture of a Pac-Man-shaped supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy that was recently captured by the Hubble telescope.
Cannabis labels often wrong and misleading3h
The well-known India and Sativa labels that are used on cannabis products and form the basis for the information provided to users of medicinal cannabis are usually wrong and misleading. That is what researchers from Wageningen University & Research and the Canadian Dalhousie University conclude after analysizing hundreds of cannabis samples. Their research showed that the genetic and chemical com
Using Disney movies to help with child development3h
Worried your children are getting too much screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic? How many times can a person watch "Frozen," right? Turns out, animated movies can serve as valuable tools for parents and counselors alike to improve communication with children about tough issues.
Author Correction: Mapping the emergence of molecular vibrations mediating bond formation3h
Nature, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04036-7
Genomic reconstruction of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in England3h
Nature, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04069-y
COVID super-immunity: one of the pandemic's great puzzles3h
Nature, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02795-x People who have previously recovered from COVID-19 have a stronger immune response after being vaccinated than those who have never been infected. Scientists are trying to find out why.
Physics outreach programs are a win-win for students, community3h
Although they sometimes get short shrift in terms of prioritizing, funding, and staffing, physics educational outreach programs are a solid investment with benefits far beyond the institutional bottom line, according to a new study. For the study, physicists and learning scientists spent roughly two years surveying and interviewing more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students involved in pre
Dutch climate scientist Geert Jan van Oldenborgh dies at 593h
Respected Dutch climate scientist Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, co-founder of a group that rapidly analyzes the possible effects of climate change on extreme weather events, has died at age 59, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute said Thursday.
Scientists develop fully solar-driven autonomous chemical mini-plant3h
Professor Timothy Noël and co-workers in the Flow Chemistry group of the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have developed a fully operational standalone solar-powered mini-reactor which offers the potential for the production of fine chemicals in remote locations on Earth, and possibly even on Mars. In a paper published by ChemSusChem, the team present their un
British Royal Disses William Shatner's Spaceflight•3h
Prince William Earth
Prince William, a member of the British royal family and second in line for the throne, wasn't impressed with "Star Trek" actor William Shatner's brief joyride to the upper reaches of the Earth's atmosphere on board a Blue Origin rocket. "We need some of the world's greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live," he told the BBC
New statistical study finds link between protein evolution and thermal variation3h
A recent statistical study has revealed some of the constraints and directions in the evolution of the structure and function of proteins. Better models of protein structural dynamics may allow researchers to understand more of this fundamental mystery in living organisms.
Growing dominance of diatom algae in the Pearl River estuary3h
It is a common perception that waters close to population would be more polluted than those offshore or at higher latitudes. However, researchers from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) found that the ratio between two common microalgae diatom and dinoflagellate (dino) – a common benchmark of water quality, has been nearly doubled in the Pearl River Estuary (PRE), one of th
Robots can improve agriculture, but old laws stand in the way3h
Agricultural robots are capable of working around the clock to help farmers produce food. However, laws and regulations are outdated and may, at worst, be slowing the development of new technologies, according to a new study by the University of Copenhagen's Department of Food and Resource Economics and others.
Sense of smell is our most rapid warning system3h
The ability to detect and react to the smell of a potential threat is a precondition of our and other mammals' survival. Using a novel technique, researchers have been able to study what happens in the brain when the central nervous system judges a smell to represent danger. The study indicates that negative smells associated with unpleasantness or unease are processed earlier than positive smells
Improvements in microscopy home in on biology's elusive details3h
Researchers are carrying the field of microscopy a step further, refining a technique known as cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM.
How the Sun's magnetic forces arrange gas particles3h
Solar prominences hover above the visible solar disk like giant clouds, held there by a supporting framework of magnetic forces, originating from layers deep within the Sun. The magnetic lines of force are moved by ever-present gas currents — and when the supporting framework moves, so does the prominence cloud. A research team has observed how magnetic forces lifted a prominence by 25,000 kilome
Metamaterial eENZ can control correlations of light3h
Researchers have theoretically demonstrated that the correlations of light can be controlled with a metamaterial known as enhanced epsilon-near-zero (eENZ) materials. The material allows small and high-quality lasers that are expected to have applications for example in imaging, flow detection and wireless optical communication.
Heartburn drugs may have unexpected benefits on gum disease4h
New research found that patients who used drugs prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers were more likely to have smaller probing depths in the gums (the gap between teeth and gums).
Tackling the collateral damage from antibiotics4h
Antibiotics help us to get rid of bacterial infections — but they can also harm the helpful microbes residing in our guts. Researchers have analyzed the effects of 144 antibiotics on the well-being of our most common gut microbes. The study significantly improves our understanding of antibiotics' side effects and suggests a new approach to mitigating the adverse effects of antibiotics therapy on
Freezing fruit flies for future function4h
Researchers demonstrate a new technique for the cryopreservation of fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Frozen Drosophila primordial germ cells, which give rise to reproductive cells during development, may be thawed and implanted into host flies. This can lead to offspring that bear genetic characteristics of the donor flies. This technique offers a way to store Drosophila strains for future use,
Most commonly mutated gene in all cancers revealed•4h
Cancer Serbia Salk
For the past fifteen years, cancer researchers have been using DNA sequencing technology to identify the gene mutations that cause the different forms of cancer. Now, computational scientists have combined gene mutation information with cancer prevalence data to reveal the genetic basis of cancer in the entire population of cancer patients in the United States. The study reveals how common each ge
Higher fasting 'hunger hormone' levels from healthy diet may improve heart health and metabolism4h
Fasting levels of the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin rebound after weight loss and can help reduce belly fat and improve the body's sensitivity to insulin, according to a new study.
How immunotherapy changes tumors4h
Engineers have used a non-invasive optical probe to understand the complex changes in tumors after immunotherapy, a treatment that harnesses the immune system to fight cancer. Their method combines detailed mapping of the biochemical composition of tumors with machine learning.
Migraines caused by alterations in metabolite levels4h
Migraines are a pain in the head and in the hip pocket, but newly discovered genetic causes could lead the way to new preventative drugs and therapies.
Outforskat DNA förklarar skillnad mellan människa och schimpans4h
Människans DNA är mycket likt schimpansens. Nu har stamcellsforskare i Lund hittat en tidigare förbisedd del i vårt DNA, som tycks innebära en skillnad och kan förklara varför våra hjärnor fungerar olika.
The first step towards more inclusive dermatology | Jenna C. Lester4h
Skin is one of the most powerful predictors of health, yet nearly half of all new dermatologists admit to feeling uncomfortable identifying health issues on darker skin tones — resulting in poorer health outcomes for patients of color. In this crucial talk, TED Fellow and dermatologist Jenna C. Lester shares her effort to extend medical training beyond its current limited scope and ensure all med
Michio Kaku: SpaceX Is Absolutely Destroying Blue Origin4h
Bury the Lead It's no secret that SpaceX is several steps ahead of its competition — to put it lightly. The Elon Musk-led company has sent multiple crews of astronauts into orbit, and is making significant progress on developing a heavy launch vehicle capable of sending the first humans in decades to the surface of the Moon. Blue Origin, in contrast, has only sent two crews of tourists to an alti
Gel fights drug-resistant bacteria and induces body's natural immune defense4h
In the fight against multidrug-resistant bacteria, scientists in Sweden have developed a new kind of antibiotic-free protection for wounds that kills drug-resistant bacteria and induces the body's own immune responses to fight infections.
Plant-based jet fuel could reduce emissions by 68%4h
Replacing petroleum-based aviation fuel with sustainable aviation fuel derived from a type of mustard plant can reduce carbon emissions by up to 68%, according to new research from University of Georgia scientist Puneet Dwivedi.
Disabled children still face exclusion in PE. Here's what needs to change4h
Children between the ages of five and 18 should do a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise a day across the week, according to UK government recommendations. And physical education (PE) is, of course, one of the main ways in which both primary and secondary schools meet these guidelines.
How San Diego grew into a magnet for Nobel-quality talent in science4h
She lived in England during the age of Dickens, taught school in Illinois as America expanded west, wrote for a scrappy newspaper in Detroit after the Civil War, and spent her latter years in San Diego sharing a fortune.
In Brazil's Successful Vaccine Campaign, a Lesson for the U.S.4h
Covid-19 vaccination rates have soared in Brazil in recent months, just as they've stalled in the U.S. The Latin American nation could become one of the world's most vaccinated countries, a turn that Rio de Janeiro-based writer Kiratiana Freelon credits to its deep-rooted vaccine culture.
Study: Fish camouflage better without friends nearby4h
It's like a half-hearted dress up party: gobies don't camouflage completely when in groups, new research finds. Gobies change color to avoid detection by predators and do so faster and better when alone.
Next-generation telescopes could detect the direct collapse of enormous black holes near the beginning of time4h
The first black holes to appear in the universe may have formed from the direct collapse of gas. When they collapsed, they released a flood of radiation, including radio waves. A new study has found that the next generation of massive radio telescopes may be able to detect these bursts, giving precious insights into a critical epoch in the history of the universe.
Long-term experiment shows warming slows microbes' growth4h
In a first-of-its-kind warming experiment, researchers at Northern Arizona University found that microbes growth rate decreased over 15 years of warming. The research, published this week in Global Change Biology, showed that under warmer climate conditions, growth decreased among all types of microbes in the community, and suggested that a loss of soil carbon may be responsible for the slowdown.
Exotic magnetic states in miniature dimensions4h
We are all used to the idea that simpler units in nature interact to form complex structures. Take, for example, the hierarchy of life, where atoms combine to form molecules, molecules combine to form cells, cells combine to form tissues, and so on, ultimately leading to the formation of complex organisms such as humans. In the quantum world, however, this process may play in reverse, where intera
After two hours, sunscreens that include some zinc oxide can lose effectiveness, become toxic4h
Sunscreen that includes zinc oxide, a common ingredient, loses much of its effectiveness and becomes toxic after two hours of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, according to scientists.
No to the re-approval of glyphosate – Large aerial dispersal confirmed4h
The EU authorities' assumption that glyphosate does not spread through the air has been disproven. The results of the German study "Pesticide pollution of the air" prove that glyphosate and dozens of other pesticides are traveling through the air for miles into national parks and cities. The analysis was initially published in 2019 and has now been peer-reviewed by independent scientists and publi
Serendipitous discovery leads to a new understanding of how cells multitask4h
Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered a new paradigm for how fundamental biological switches, proteins that can be turned on and off to control processes like cell differentiation, cell growth, and transport within a cell, are regulated at the molecular level, specifically by molecules binding at newly discovered sites far away from the main bindi
Can yoga fix your posture?4h
With its focus on flexibility and body alignment, can yoga fix your posture?
Unique underpinnings revealed for stomach's acid pump4h
Nagoya University researchers and colleagues have improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms of a key protein that makes the stomach acidic. Their findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, could lead to better drugs for stomach ulcers and shed light on the functions of similar proteins across the human body."This gastric protein pumps in acidic ions to fortify our stomach,
Sustainable farming: There's no one solution4h
Sustainable agriculture will not be achieved by one universal solution. A meta-analysis by the University of Basel shows that the current focus on no-till farming does not achieve the desired results. A sustainable system of agriculture must be designed for local needs and in dialog with local farmers.
How your firm's Tweets affect its value—both temporarily and permanently4h
Researchers from University of Edinburgh and University of Maryland published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines the impact of firm-generated social media content on firm stock price in real time.
Death threats, trolling common for scientists who speak to media about COVID4h
(HealthDay)—Doctors who discuss COVID-19 in the media frequently face abuse and harassment, including threats of death or violence, a new report reveals.
Nyt studie: Togulykken på Storebælt blev håndteret efter retningslinjerne5h
Da læger, ambulancefolk, politi og andre dele af det danske beredskab rykkede ud til togulykken på Storebælt 2. januar 2019, gik det efter bogen. Danmark har et solidt beredskab, lyder konklusionen i en netop publiceret case report.
These Five Doctors Experimented on Themselves — And Made Big Breakthroughs5h
Self-experimentation isn't unheard of in the annals of medical history. Meet five physicians whose bold — and sometimes fatal — gambles changed their fields forever.
When a Contestant Has Zero Survival Skills | Naked and Afraid5h
Stream Naked and Afraid on discovery+ ► https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/naked-and-afraid About Naked and Afraid: What happens when you put two complete strangers – sans clothes – in some of the most extreme environments on Earth? Each male-female duo is left with no food, no water, no clothes, and only one survival item. #NakedAndAfraid #Discovery #Survival Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.l
Nem blodprøve skal give tidlig varsel om Alzheimers5h
Tre biomarkører i blodet viser sig tydeligere hos mennesker, der senere udvikler demens. Håbet er, at fundet kan lede til nemme og tidlige tests samt flere behandlingsmuligheder.
How Commensal Gut Bacteria Keep Pathogens in Check5h
Recent studies describe how resident microbiota appear to outcompete unwelcome visitors, either with superior weaponry or by guzzling up local resources.
Scientists Find the First Known Planet to Have Survived the Death of Its Star5h
How will the solar system die? It's a hugely important question that researchers have speculated a lot about, using our knowledge of physics to create complex theoretical models. We know that the sun will eventually become a " white dwarf ," a burnt stellar remnant whose dim light gradually fades into darkness. This transformation will involve a violent process that will destroy an unknown number
A climate-smart success story for African agriculture5h
Despite efforts made in agricultural research and extension in the past, food and nutrition security remains a major challenge in Africa. This is, among other things, due to inefficient implementation and exchange of technologies and knowledge to end users along with limited access to markets.
These Nootropics Are Customized Based on Brain Chemistry and Lifestyle5h
For centuries human beings have used caffeine to give ourselves a boost. And that's not a bad thing. Caffeine helps us feel more awake and alert by blocking the brain's drowsiness receptors. However, thanks to modern science, today we can do a lot more for our brains than simply making them feel not drowsy . Our understanding of brain chemistry and nootropic compounds has come a long way over the
COVID crisis reveals how schools are 'propping up a failing welfare state'5h
The pandemic has shown the extent to which families rely on schools for 'basic needs' such as access to an adequate supply of food and help in accessing other support services, highlights new UCL research.
Molecules that see the light embark on an epic trip5h
Nature, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02800-3 Illumination releases microscopic crawlers to follow a long, fibrous path.
Två hundralappar fick fler att vaccinera sig5h
Andelen svenskar som är fullvaccinerade mot covid-19 låg i början av oktober 2021 på drygt 79 procent, enligt Folkhälsomyndigheten. I andra delar av världen är andelen betydligt mindre än så.
The first battle in the culture wars: The quality of diversity5h
American diversity is in the spotlight as racial discrimination in the United States reemerges as a major topic of public discussion, touching everything from education to housing to policing.
Human Brain Project – Innovation Award Interview5h
Interview with Viktor Jirsa and the Virtual Epileptic Patient team Read the interview with Viktor Jirsa here: https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/follow-hbp/news/2021/09/28/the-first-hbp-innovation-award-went-to-the-the-virtual-brain-team-and-the-next-one-is-on-its-way/ From: HumanBrainProject
A more comfortable goodbye? Vets bring pet euthanasia home5h
Clarence the giant schnauzer came into Penny Wagner's life as a puppy nearly eight years ago, at a traumatic time for her family.
The plastic recycling system is broken. Here's how we can fix it5h
The investor Warren Buffett once remarked that "only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked". For the plastics recycling industry, the pandemic was a bit like the tide going out, exposing its deep-rooted structural problems.
Climate change predictions build resilience in African tea production5h
Researchers in the UK and Africa have teamed up to help tea producers better understand future climate risks so that they can reduce crop damage caused by climate change.
Colorblind fish reveal how vision evolved5h
After decades of studying color vision in mice, new research in zebrafish has allowed experts at the University of Tokyo to uncover how some animals regulate their ability to see blue light. The results, published in Science Advances, allow researchers to better understand the evolutionary history and current control mechanisms of color vision.
Photoinitiators for dental fillings, contact lenses and dentures5h
Photoinitiators ensure that liquid plastic—for example for dental fillings—hardens quickly by means of light. Thanks to a new synthesis method developed by TU Graz, these initiators can be produced cheaply, something which will open up further doors for the technology.
Why banning financing for fossil fuel projects in Africa isn't a climate solution5h
Today's global energy inequities are staggering.
We've spotted a planet surviving its dying star – here's what it tells us about end of our Solar System6h
How will the solar system die? It's a hugely important question that researchers have considered deeply, using our knowledge of physics to create complex theoretical models. We know that the sun will eventually become a "white dwarf", a burnt stellar remnant whose dim light gradually fades into darkness. This transformation will involve a violent process that will destroy an unknown number of its
Inter-atomic photon emission during contact-electrification6h
Contact electrification can arise when physical contact occurs between two materials. In a new report now published on Science Advances, Ding Li, and a team of scientists in nanoscience, nanoenergy and materials science in China and the U.S., detailed atomic-featured photon emission spectra between two solid materials. Electron transfer can take place at the interface from an atom in one material
Russian Soyuz rocket launches 36 new UK satellites6h
A Russian Soyuz rocket on Thursday blasted into space carrying 36 new satellites from British operator OneWeb, which aims to provide broadband internet everywhere in the world.
Court orders France to fix greenhouse gas cut shortfall6h
A French court on Thursday ordered the government to make up for its failure to meet its own greenhouse gas reduction targets, saying it needed to "repair" the emissions overshoots.
Humans are driving animals and plants to the edge, but are we really heading into a mass extinction?6h
It is now common to refer to the current biodiversity crisis as the sixth mass extinction. But is this true? Are we in the middle of an event on the same scale as the five ancient mass extinctions Earth has experienced?
Risk of Dangerous Heat Exposure Is Growing Quickly in Cities6h
Population growth, climate change and the urban heat island effect are combining to put more people at risk — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
How Ketamine Helps Alleviate Depression6h
The alternative therapy treatment for mood disorders like depression and anxiety uses one of the only legal psychedelics in the U.S. Researchers still grapple with how exactly it heals the mind.
Råg bättre än vete för den som vill gå ner i vikt6h
Att välja fullkornsbröd av råg i stället för formfranska kan vara en väg mot bättre hälsa. Den som väljer fiberrika produkter av fullkornsråg framför siktade veteprodukter tappar mer i både kroppsfett och vikt, visar en studie från livsmedelsforskare vid Chalmers. Livsmedelsforskare vid Chalmers presenterar nu en studie som visar att personer som väljer fiberrika produkter av råg framför veteprod
3D structure of cell receptor with critical role in health and disease6h
Cells communicate with their environment via receptors on their surface. When a protein approaches these receptors, they can pass along a message to the inside of the cell, for example the instruction to grow which can lead to tumor formation. New research by the team of prof. Savvas Savvides (VIB-UGent, Belgium), the National Cancer Research Institute (Tokyo, Japan), the Memorial Sloan Kettering
The influence collective risks have on the acceptance of social norms6h
Faced with large collective risk, such as climate change or the COVID crisis, people may accept stronger or more restrictive social norms and may be more inclined to cooperate with them. However, when the perception of risk decreases, so does adherence to these norms. This is one of the conclusions of an experimental study conducted by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Collegio Carl
Cognitive study shows lack of bilingual education adversely affects English language learners' writing skills6h
As the number of Spanish-speaking English learners has increased in U.S. schools, research and attention have focused on how to boost students' reading and speaking skills. A first-of-its-kind study from the University of Kansas has examined three key cognitive functions and their role in learning to write, showing that a lack of focus on bilingual education has contributed to Hispanic English lea
Design A Better Website With 72% Off SitePoint's Developer Library6h
A well-designed website can make life better for everyone who uses it, and protect ourselves, our kids, and even our pets from hackers. Yet staying on top of the ever-changing world of web development can be a second job itself. The SitePoint Web Development Hub Premium Membership helps keep experts on track with the field, while making it easy for new developers to catch up. It's on sale for jus
Biler med softwarefejl skal også tilbagekaldes6h
Moderne biler er fyldt med software, som kan opdateres automatisk. Det giver helt nye udfordringer for sikkerhedsmyndighederne. I USA er Tesla måske kommet i klemme.
A new twist on 2D materials may lead to improved electronic, optical devices6h
A new generation of electronics and optoelectronics may soon be possible by controlling twist angles in a particular type of bilayer 2D material used in these devices, strengthening the intrinsic electric charge that exists between the two layers, according to researchers from Penn State, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rutgers University.
Adapting crops for future climate conditions6h
With crops, farmers will adapt—they always have and always will. To help this adaptation, however, a Texas A&M AgriLife research project has used artificial intelligence modeling to determine what traits cultivars will need to be successful under changing climate conditions.
New proteins enable scientists to control cell activities6h
Sailan Shui, a doctoral assistant at EPFL's Laboratory of Protein Design and Immunoengineering, enjoys playing with proteins, activating and deactivating them as she wishes, as if light switches that can be turned on and off. However, instead of using electronic, her method relies on proteins to trigger the process. Shui's research has just been published in Nature Communications.
PFAS-kemikalier ger fettlever – och drabbar kvinnor mer än män6h
Kvinnor blir mer påverkade än män när de utsätts för högfluorerade kemikalier, så kallade PFAS. Det visar en studie om hur kemikalierna leder till skador på levern, så kallad fettlever. – Exponering för miljökemikalier som PFAS kan förvärra vissa sjukdomar och öka risken till diabetes, säger Matej Orešič, professor i medicinska vetenskaper som ansvarat för studien tillsammans med Tuulia Hyötyläin
WHO warns progress on tuberculosis being undone by Covid pandemic•6h
WHO TB Years Covid
Deaths from TB increase for first time in over a decade despite confirmed cases falling
Is the best planetary defense a good offense?•6h
Earth Planetary Defense PI
Researchers call for a more proactive way of dealing with dangerous extraterrestrial space debris. The project is called PI, which affectionately stands for Pulverize It. In February of 2013, skywatchers around the world turned their attention toward asteroid 2012 DA14, a cosmic rock about 150 feet (50 meters) in diameter that was going to fly closer to Earth than the spacecraft that bring us sat
What is metabolism?7h
Metabolism refers to all the chemical processes that sustain human life.
RNA kan bekämpa potatisbladmögel7h
Genom att spruta ut RNA på bladen skulle man kunna bekämpa potatisbladmögel. Metoden släcker ner de gener hos skadegöraren som annars kan infektera växten. Metoden är effektiv, miljövänlig, GMO-fri och har potential att sänka kostnaden för lantbrukarna. I labbstudier kunde forskarna visa att det dsRNA som de tillförde på blad, effektivt kunde tas upp av skadegöraren Phytophtora infestans och att
The world finally has a malaria vaccine. Why has it taken so long?7h
Last week the World Health Organization approved the world's first malaria vaccine. It's been hailed as a historic breakthrough that could save tens of thousands of lives each year. But researchers have been trying to create one for more than a century – so why has it taken so long? Anand Jagatia speaks to Dr Latif Ndeketa and Prof Chris Drakeley about how the new RTS,S vaccine works and why it's
The world finally has a malaria vaccine. Why has it taken so long? – podcast7h
Last week the World Health Organization approved the world's first malaria vaccine. It's been hailed as a historic breakthrough that could save tens of thousands of lives each year. But researchers have been trying to create one for more than a century – so why has it taken so long? Anand Jagatia speaks to Dr Latif Ndeketa and Prof Chris Drakeley about how the new RTS,S vaccine works and why it's
Lack of Infrastructure Killed Early Electric Car•7h
Lack Electric Cars UK
At the turn of the 19th century there were three relatively equal contenders for automobile technology, electric cars, steam powered, and the internal combustion engine (ICE). It was not obvious at the time which technology would emerge dominant, or even if they would all continue to have market share. By 1905, however, the ICE began to dominate , and by 1920 electric cars fell out of production.
Evidence of microtubules' mechanosensitive behavior7h
Direct evidence that microtubules function as mechano-sensors and regulate the intracellular transport of molecules has been reported, leading to new possibilities in the fields of biomechanics, medicine, and biosensors.
Remote Work Can Be Better for Innovation Than In-Person Meetings7h
Seven steps for more inclusive and productive virtual brainstorming — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Arrives at Launch Site7h
It's a moment 20 years in the making—NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at the launch site . From there, it will ride a rocket into orbit, and then jet out beyond the moon. It's the most powerful (and expensive) telescope humanity has ever built, and it's almost ready to reveal the mysteries of the cosmos. Well, not all of them, but it's sure to build on the knowledge we've garnered fr
Researchers engineer microorganisms to tackle PET plastic pollution7h
From overflowing landfills to floating garbage islands in the oceans to microplastics in remote wilderness areas, billions of tons of discarded plastic have created a global pollution crisis.
Which plants and animals are affected by climate change? Some may surprise you7h
We've all seen the picture of the polar bear perched precariously on a melting iceberg. It's the obligatory poster child for any discussion about species that are endangered by climate change. It isn't alone, of course. To commandeer a clickbait cliché, you'll be amazed to hear about some of the plants and animals—from household names to virtual unknowns—that could be consigned to the history book
Climate action will improve health and save lives now and in the future7h
Measures to tackle climate change could significantly benefit human health in the next few years, as well as in the long-term, says a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society, released today [Thursday 14 October].
Ingen sammenhæng mellem hormonbehandling og forværring af MS7h
Kvinder med multipel sklerose har ingen forøget risiko for sygdomsforværring, hvis de modtager hormonbehandling i forbindelse med overgangsalderen.
Near-infrared reflective blending coatings have better optical and cooling performance7h
Chinese researchers recently found that a near-infrared reflective blending coating had better optical and cooling performance, thereby reducing the absorbed energy of pavement in permafrost regions and other special regions.
Exploring Earth's oceans to reach Europa7h
Geographically and logistically, Antarctica is about as far away from anywhere as you can get on this planet. Yet in the scope of our solar system, Earth's southernmost continent is right in our own backyard.
Solar eruption arrives at Earth7h
A mass of solar material that erupted from the sun on Oct. 9, 2021, reached Earth on Oct. 12. The Earth-directed coronal mass ejection, or CME, elevated the Kp index, a measure of disturbance to Earth's magnetic field, to 6 (moderate level). Kp index levels range from 0 (quiet) to 9 (intense).
Till dig som är medlem i VoF Göteborg7h
Hej kära medlemmar i VoF Göteborg! Nu öppnar samhället upp igen efter pandemin och vi håller tummarna att vi framöver kan börja träffas och umgås igen! För Vetenskap och Folkbildnings … Continued Inlägget dök först upp på Vetenskap och Folkbildning .
COVID-19 and Children: More Useless Comparisons7h
How COVID-19 affects children is independent of how it affects their grandparents. The post COVID-19 and Children: More Useless Comparisons first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
God effekt af COVID-19-vacciner til personer med multipel sklerose7h
Personer med multipel sklerose bør stadig lade sig vaccinere mod COVID-19. Det er meldingen på ECTRIMS fra flere producenter af lægemidler mod multipel sklerose samt uafhængige forskere.
A correction is retracted (sort of)7h
Thanks to a publisher's error, a group of infectious disease researchers has experienced a double negative for their 2020 article on tick-borne illness in South Africa. The paper, "Serum-free in vitro cultivation of Theileria annulata and Theileria parva schizont-infected lymphocytes," appeared in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, a Wiley title. The authors were affiliated with institutions … C
One-off government cash handout not enough to help poor families7h
Some of the worst hit families experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic found that Government financial intervention didn't effectively address the issue, new research has found.
MR-skanning afslører effekt af behandling for multipel sklerose7h
Med MR-skanning kan læger måle på permeabiliteten af blod-hjernebarrieren og dermed hurtigt afgøre, om behandling for multipel sklerose virker eller ej.
Tidlig behandling for multipel sklerose sænker risikoen for førtidspension8h
Jo hurtigere personer med multipel sklerose kommer i behandlingen for sygdommen, desto lavere bliver deres risiko for tidligt at måtte træde ud af arbejdsmarkedet.
Author Correction: Integrated network analysis identifies hsa-miR-4756-3p as a regulator of FOXM1 in Triple Negative Breast Cancer8h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99328-3
Author Correction: Structural basis of ketamine action on human NMDA receptors8h
Nature, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04038-5
Udflytningsplan fjerner 1.600 studiepladser i København8h
Det går hårdest ud over humaniora og naturvidenskab, når Københavns Universitet skal…
Publisher Correction: Environmental eustress modulates β-ARs/CCL2 axis to induce anti-tumor immunity and sensitize immunotherapy against liver cancer in mice8h
Nature Communications, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26376-8
Broklap på 300 ton smækkede pludselig i: Fjernstyring fortsætter8h
PLUS. Transportminister Benny Engelbrecht (S) slår fast, at den planlagte fjernstyring af en række broer fortsætter trods massive protester.
Astra knows what caused its rocket launch failure in August and will try again soon8h
We now know what caused that memorable power slide during Astra's most recent launch.
Life on Venus may never have been possible8h
Venus may not be such a tantalizing target for alien hunters after all.
Her er manden der skal modernisere rejsekortet9h
Som ny direktør for Rejsekort & Rejseplan skal Kasper A. Schmidt stå i spidsen for en teknologisk modernisering af Rejsekortet og samtidig tage hensyn til en helt anden gruppe – de ikke-digitale. En karriere med erfaringer som både køber og sælger af kritiske it-løsninger skal hjælpe direktøren g…
Danmark ville gå forrest – men nu er indsamling af tekstilaffald udskudt9h
PLUS. Tekstiler er en af de helt store klimasyndere, men teknologierne til sortering og genanvendelse af tekstilaffald er fortsat umodne. Derfor har Miljøministeriet nu udsat danskernes sortering af udtjent tøj.
'The Most Influential Action Movies Ever Made'9h
Listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Pocket Casts Conceived in the 1950s and first put to film in 1962, James Bond is in many ways a relic of the past. A Cold War vision of white male fantasy, Bond has had to evolve over the franchise's six decades, beyond the sexism and racism that marked the character's influential early chapters. Now, with the release of No Time to Die a
Author Correction: Delusional thinking and action binding in healthy individuals9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-00196-8
Author Correction: Development and Evaluation of 18F-IRS for Molecular Imaging Mutant EGF Receptors in NSCLC9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99707-w Author Correction: Development and Evaluation of 18 F-IRS for Molecular Imaging Mutant EGF Receptors in NSCLC
Brain MRI in SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia patients with newly developed neurological manifestations suggestive of brain involvement9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-00064-5
Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy improves liver function compared with endoscopic variceal ligation9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99855-z
Self-assembly of a strapped linear porphyrin oligomer on HOPG9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99881-x
Valorization of products from grounded-coffee beans9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99938-x
A deep learning model for gastric diffuse-type adenocarcinoma classification in whole slide images9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99940-3
Optimal strategy to certify quantum nonlocality9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 14 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-99844-2
Efter et års forsøg: 5G er stadig for umoden til industrien9h
PLUS. Et år efter at de første 5G-netværk blev sat i drift i Danmark, har ingen danske industrivirksomheder taget den nye generation mobilnetværk ind på fabriksgulvet. Men flere succesfulde pilotprojekter er i gang.
Venus hade kanske aldrig några hav9h
Eftersom Venus är ungefär lika stor som jorden, och inte ligger så mycket närmare solen, brukar forskare förmoda att de båda planeterna en gång var ganska lika. De skulle båda ha haft vatten på ytan – och därmed förutsättningar för liv. Med hjälp av en ny klimatmodell, mer avancerad än dem som tidigare använts för att förstå Venus, har forskare från Schweiz och Frankrike nu dragit slutsatsen att V
Scientists discover sweet white flower is really a sneaky carnivore9h
Botanists discovered what some insects may have known for a long time: the false asphodel has an appetite for meat. The small hairs on the flower secrete an enzyme that traps and digests flies.
Daily briefing: mRNA vaccines take on flu9h
Nature, Published online: 12 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02810-1 The race to apply mRNA technology, which has been so successful in COVID-19 jabs, to influenza vaccines. Plus, the economics Nobel prizewinners, and an abandoned oil tanker that threatens millions of lives.
Strongest quake since volcano erupted shakes Spanish island9h
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands in what was the strongest recorded temblor since volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said Thursday.