When it comes to fixing carbon, plants have nothing on soil bacteria that can do it 20 times faster. The secret is an enzyme that 'juggles' reaction ingredients. Scientists hope to optimize this process for producing fuels, antibiotics and other products from CO2.
French book and documentary coming to the UK in September seeks to 'debunk the simplistic division' of gender roles From academic works giving women a supporting role to hunter-gather men, to Raquel Welch's portrayal of a bikini-clad cavewoman in the 1966 film One Million Years BC, the gender division of the stone age is firmly entrenched in public consciousness. While men strode out to spear woo
Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. After full review, the observatory has been confirmed to be capable of capturing crisp, well-focused images with each of its four powerful onboard science instruments. Upon completing the seventh and final stage of telescope alignment, the team held a set of key decision meetings and unanimously agreed that Webb is ready to move forwa
Teen brains no longer find moms' voices uniquely rewarding starting around age 13, and start to tune into unfamiliar voices more, according to new research. For the study in the Journal of Neuroscience , the researchers used functional MRI brain scans to give the first detailed neurobiological explanation for how teens begin to separate from their parents. "Just as an infant knows to tune into he
If a person is lost in the wilderness, they have two options. They can search for civilization, or they could make themselves easy to spot by building a fire or writing HELP in big letters. For scientists interested in the question of whether intelligent aliens exist, the options are much the same.
An international team of researchers has developed a computer system that can analyze a sample of chemical waste and create the routes to synthesize new, useful chemicals. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes the work that went into creating the system and how well it worked when they tested it by synthesizing chemicals from waste samples.
Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers have detected two rocky alien worlds orbiting a nearby M dwarf star known as HD 260655. The newly found exoplanets are larger and at least two times more massive than the Earth. The finding is reported in a paper published April 21 on arXiv.org.
Seven hours is the ideal amount of sleep for people in their middle age and upwards, with too little or too much little sleep associated with poorer cognitive performance and mental health, say researchers.
Nature Communications, Published online: 29 April 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30005-3 By observing DNA polymerase misincorporation with time-resolved crystallography, the authors visualize three-metal ion dependent polymerase catalysis and identify A-site metal-mediated primer alignment as a key step in nucleotide discrimination.
A new study based on thousands of DNA sequences and owner surveys finds that less than 10% of a dog's behavior — like howling, herding or retrieving — can be explained by its breed. (Image credit: Edwin Remsberg/Getty Images)
The patient, an inmate in a pre-release program, was involved in culling poultry presumptively infected with H5N1 bird flu at a farm. The virus, while deadly for birds, poses a low risk to humans. (Image credit: Charlie Neibergall/AP)
Home Stretch The stars are officially aligned for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The extremely expensive space observatory has finished its alignment phase , with scientists confirming that it's almost ready to kick off official scientific operations later this year. In other words, the $10 billion telescope is on the home stretch, nearing its biggest milestone yet. NASA also released a slew
Research shows high degree of variability between individual animals – with implications for owners From sociable labradors to aggressive pitbulls, when it comes to canine behaviour there are no end of stereotypes. But research suggests such traits may have less to do with breed than previously thought. Modern dog breeds began to emerge in the Victorian era and are often physically distinct – for
Exercise better than relying on painkillers to improve quality of life long term, says guidance Britons with arthritis are being urged to lose weight and exercise more rather than rely on painkillers as the main therapies for their condition. NHS guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says people who are overweight should be told their pain can be reduced if th
Over the past month, the number of new COVID cases in my social circle has become impossible to ignore. I brushed off the first few—guests at a wedding I attended in early April—as outliers during the post-Omicron lull. But then came frantic texts from two former colleagues. The next week, a friend at the local café was complaining that she'd lost her sense of smell. My Instagram feed is now surf
Whatever your views on "cancel culture," one thing is certain: Search-and-rescue missions on behalf of the disappeared can take strange forms. Witness a 2020 New Yorker essay that was published online under the title " How Racist Was Flannery O'Connor? " The question suggested the possibility that something as vile as racism might be calibrated—and that O'Connor's case had moved from the verdict
Texas closed most public oyster reefs for harvesting, dealing a blow to the fishing industry. "It's taken a big toll on me," says Johny Jurisich, whose family has worked in the business for decades. (Image credit: Lucio Vasquez/Houston Public Media)
Russian Doll(phins) The Russian Navy has reportedly deployed several trained dolphins to defend a naval base at the Sevastopol harbor in southern Ukraine in February, according to USNI News , an independent news publication by the US Naval Institute. The bottlenose dolphins were released into the Black Sea inside two separate pens inside the harbor's sea wall, as seen in satellite images. The ani
Mars Bars After breaking his promise to not trash talk Russia , former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly appears unable to shut up. In an interview with Newsweek , the former International Space Station astronaut said there is a "zero percent chance" that Russia will be able to independently carry on its space endeavors without cooperating with the US and Europe. Amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the E
Worker Shortage First, restaurant chains started replacing human jobs behind the counter with robots . Now, they're outsourcing cashier jobs to people in other parts of the world, paying them well below the local minimum wage. Freshii, a grocery and deli chain based in Canada, started piloting new "Percy" devices attached to registers at at least three of its locations, which allow remote employe
Professional troll — and possibly the proud new owner of Twitter — Elon Musk has really outdone himself with the latest meme he chose to blast out to his 80 million followers. The stick figure-laden image he shared on Thursday isn't only completely void of humor, but the point it's trying to make is demonstrably false in countless ways. Did we mention it's stolen from the bottom shelf meme reposi
Looks like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, possible new king of Twitter , really has it out for one of the company's top lawyers. He's insulted her online twice in as many days — even though the purchase contract for his buyout of the social media platform says he's technically not allowed to disparage Twitter . The billionaire CEO seems to particularly have it out for Vijaya Gadde, a chief legal officer at
Therapy was like finding a key for a door that had been locked my whole life. Here are the nine things it's taught me Listen to an audio version of this article I am standing outside an ordinary house in a tree-lined street on a midsummer afternoon, about to change my life. I glance through a window and see the reassuring domestic ephemera of books, a computer monitor, a child's drawing. Next to
Bumper Flip A Tesla Model 3 owner made a rather odd discovery: after renting his vehicle out on Turo, a popular peer-to-peer car rental app, he discovered that the borrow appeared to be taking it apart and replacing parts. While we aren't 100 percent clear on the borrowers' true intentions, it's not a stretch to assume they were trying to get away with a bunch of official Tesla parts. A TikTok vi
Under the Sea Things are definitely not better down where it's wetter. Ocean life are in the most danger they've experienced since that one asteroid struck Earth around 66 million years ago and killed off the dinosaurs, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science . The Princeton researchers behind the paper said in a press release that if current carbon emissions levels go unch
Sign up for David's newsletter, The Third Rail, here. Few legal doctrines are contributing more to the culture war than the idea that America's public-school teachers have no meaningful free-speech rights when they're at work. The notion that teachers exist as mere agents of state expression—speaking only state-approved words—is dramatically escalating the stakes of the most pitched conflicts in
With 340m people living under lockdown or restrictions, the administration are sticking to their stance. But at what cost? Shanghai's month under lockdown – in pictures Across much of the world people are taking international holidays, returning to the office, and going to festivals and political rallies. Faced with the seemingly unstoppable Omicron variant, they've decided to live as close to no
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent , the film in which Nicolas Cage plays himself, seems like the kind of project made just so he can go full "Nicolas Cage." The story follows "Nick," a fictionalized version of the actor, as he travels to Mallorca for a superfan's birthday party, and it offers plenty of chances for Cage to get really, really weird. He gets roped into spying on the superfan,
More Delays The Federal Aviation Association's environmental assessment of SpaceX's Starship spacecraft has been set back yet again, according to a notice posted by the regulator. That means the space company won't kick off its first-ever orbital test flight of the spacecraft any sooner than May 31, the latest in a long series of delays. The Elon Musk-led company's long-awaited orbital test fligh
Knock Knock Going to the bathroom in microgravity is anything but simple. Doing your business requires some surprisingly sophisticated machinery, including a suction fan, funnel, bucket, and plastic liners. Given that Rube Goldberg of human waste, it's not surprising that plumbing troubles have plagued off world bathrooms . In fact, now it turns out that the crew of the latest space tourist missi
Choosing a baby name is one of the first major decisions you make as a parent, and it can be a stressful one. Should you pick a trendy, unique name ? Honor a family member? Go gender neutral, or traditional? The questions can be dizzying, and the choices feel rife with meaning. Names, after all, are our introduction to the world and tend to make a statement. Some women are making that statement b
There's a lovely scene in Interstellar —one of the best space movies in history; don't argue with me—when the NASA pilot tasked with saving the day hands a pair of headphones to his fellow space traveler, a physicist, who's having a difficult time on their perilous journey through space. When the physicist puts the buds in, he and the audience hear the distinct sounds of Earth: crickets, rain, th
Stargazers will have to wait years for repeat performance with four planets also appearing in straight line Jupiter and Venus, two of the solar system's brightest planets, will appear to almost touch in a rare celestial spectacle this weekend. Although in reality they will be millions of miles apart, for stargazers on Earth they will appear to be close enough to almost collide in a planetary conj
For humanity truly to slip the surly bonds of Earth, private funds and intrepid thrill-seekers will be required Martin Rees is the astronomer royal I'm old enough to have watched the grainy TV images of the first moon landings by Apollo 11 in 1969 . I can never look at the moon without recalling this heroic exploit. It was achieved only 12 years after the first object, Sputnik-1, was launched int
Southern Heat More than 30 people in three Southern states reported seeing a bright fireball shooting through the sky Thursday morning. According to a Facebook post from local emergency management services in Mississippi, it was followed by a loud boom as well. The Claiborne County EMA post said the fireball was a meteor about a foot in diameter that weighed about 90 lbs. "[It] generated an energ
Researchers at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona have found that global warming is accelerating the water cycle, which could have significant consequences on the global climate system, according to an article published recently in the journal Scientific Reports.
New materials will enable novel technologies to turn sunlight into electricity and fuels. Combinations of molecules and tiny nanoparticles make these materials a reality. The molecules in these materials are very good at absorbing sunlight and donating electrons to the nanoparticles. The nanoparticles then move the electrons around and catalyze reactions that produce the fuel. However, this proces
A warehouse along the Savannah River is holding historical treasures that evidence suggests remained lost for more than 240 years—a cache of 19 cannons that researchers suspect came from British ships scuttled to the river bottom during the American Revolution.
Adding oxygen to blood using ECMO process found to cause big increase in survival rate in severe UK cases Scores of severely ill Covid-19 sufferers survived because they were given the NHS's highest form of intensive care in which an artificial lung breathes for them, a study has found. Patients in the UK who underwent extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) were more likely to survive than th
Scientists have been studying the sediments within Mars' Gale crater for many years using orbital data sets, but thanks to the Curiosity rover driving across these deposits we can also obtain up-close observations and detailed measurements of the rocks, similar to field work done by geologists on Earth.
Concerns rise about surge as scientists say lack of exposure to viruses during Covid restrictions could be factor The number of children in the UK suffering from severe hepatitis has risen to 145 as concerns mount about the mysterious surge in cases. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced an increase of 34 cases but said most children have recovered and no children have died. There has b
How do we define worth in society, and who gets status? Sociologist Michele Lamont studies these questions and investigates ways to broaden the circle of recognition and fight the harm of social stigmatization. She lays out the steps needed to make more inclusive societies — and it all starts by expanding our idea of who matters.
As the impacts of climate change are felt around the world, no area is experiencing more drastic changes than the northern polar region. Studies have shown the Arctic is warming at two to three times as fast as the rest of the planet, resulting in a rapid loss of its sea ice volume.
Biologists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators have discovered an aberrant protein that's deadly to bacteria. In a paper just published in the journal PLOS ONE, the scientists describe how this erroneously built protein mimics the action of aminoglycosides, a class of antibiotics. The newly discovered protein could serve as a model to help scie
Is the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) slowing down? Is this system of ocean currents, which is so important for our climate, likely to come to a halt in the future? Are the observed variations a natural phenomenon or are they already caused by human-induced climate change? Researchers from various scientific disciplines use a wide range of methods to better understand the gigan
Lobster larvae exposed to the electromagnetic field of underwater power cables can't swim as well, a new study published in Journal of Marine Science and Engineering shows. They're also three times more likely to be deformed in some way.
S itting in the basement of a community center in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, listening to shells being dropped all around us, I watched as a young woman sought to explain the violence to her son. "Who is bombing us?" she asked in Russian, before prompting, "Is it fascists?" The 4-year-old nodded vigorously. "Yes, yes," he said. "Yes, it is fascists." It was January 2015. Russian-backe
Driverless buses may beat driverless cars in becoming a commonplace mode of transportation. It would make sense; buses run on fixed routes, always stop in the same places, don't need to go too fast, and since they're bigger and heavier, could feel like a safer venue for passengers to get used to the lack of a human driver. Self-driving buses or shuttles have been tested in Spain , China, Norway,
Chirality, while not a rarity in the world of molecules, is nevertheless a special property. If a molecule is chiral (from the Greek word chiros = hand), it exists in two mirrored versions that are very similar but not identical—like two hands that can be folded together, but cannot be placed congruently on top of each other. This is why we speak of right-handed and left-handed molecules, or enant
In an international collaboration, Earth scientists at the University of Cologne and Freie Universität Berlin have discovered that some magmas on Earth, which made their way through the deep terrestrial mantle and erupted at Earth's surface, originate from mantle portions that contain remnants of Earth's earliest crust. This ancient material must have been buried in a "graveyard" of old and cold c
In a new report now published in Science Advances, Peter A. Spring and a team of scientists in physics at the Oxford University described qubit coherence and low cross-talk and single-qubit gate errors in superconducting qubit architecture, suited for two-dimensional (2D) lattices of qubits. The experimental setup involved an inductively shunted cavity enclosure with non-galvanic, out-of-plane con
An unusual cluster of severe liver disease in children is being reported around the world. The cause isn't entirely clear, but it may be an uncommon presentation of a common viral infection that isn't COVID-19. The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
A huge statue of a Hindu god in India, demining training for Ukrainians in Kosovo, a polluted river in Colombia, a remotely controlled humanoid robot in Italy, widespread flooding in Manitoba, Anzac Day commemorations in Australia, a music festival in the Netherlands, and much more
Understanding the molecular mechanisms that specify and maintain the identities of more than 200 cell types of the human body is arguably one of the most fundamental problems in molecular and cellular biology, with critical implications for the treatment of human diseases. Central to the cell fate decision process are stem cells residing within each tissue of the body.
More sophisticated AI means space agencies should not use public funds for risky human missions, says Lord Martin Rees The world's space agencies should scrap plans to send astronauts to the moon and Mars and leave them to explorers and billionaires who can privately fund and risk such adventures, the astronomer royal says. Lord Martin Rees said technical improvements and more sophisticated artif
Every time a new cancer drug is announced, it represents hundreds of researchers spending years behind the scenes working to design and test a new molecule. The drug has to be not only effective, but also as safe as possible and easy to manufacture—and these researchers have to choose among thousands of possible options for its chemical structure.
Region Midtjylland ignorerede advarsler fra bl.a. Dansk Karkirurgisk Selskab, da regionen i 2019 gennemførte en spareplan, som ramte karkirurgien i regionen. Konsekvenserne viser sig nu i form af et større antal amputationer, som kunne være undgået. Tidligere ledende overlæge i Viborg, der dengang advarede regions- og hospitalsledelsen, mener, at det bør få konsekvenser.
More than a few fans were fooled by a controversial TikTok account whose creator appeared to be making deepfaked videos of "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson . And then the account quietly disappeared this week, adding to the drama. Duets and stitches — the video equivalents of a retweet — of the impressive fakes are still available , so fans who missed out can still catch the creepy impersonations
Whitehead Institute Member Sebastian Lourido and his lab members study the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. The parasite causes the disease toxoplasmosis, which can be dangerous for pregnant or immunocompromised patients.
Nature Communications, Published online: 29 April 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-29587-9 A double-layer lens consists of a first gradient-index/geodesic profile in an upper waveguide, partially surrounded by a mirror that reflects the wave into a lower guide where there is a second profile. A family of such lens profiles are derived.
Bacterial infections are the leading cause of disease and death worldwide; an ongoing public health problem exacerbated by slow or inaccurate diagnostics. Now NIBIB-funded scientists have engineered an inexpensive, paper-based test that can rapidly identify multiple types of bacteria.
This is today's edition of The Download , our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what's going on in the world of technology. Shanghai's lockdown is giving China's online grocery apps a second chance During Shanghai's ongoing month-long lockdown, online grocery apps have been a lifeline for residents unable to leave their homes. People are swarming onto the services, including Dingdo
University of Manitoba researchers have published a paper that challenges the way we think about airspace. By equipping some migratory birds with a GPS backpack, the biologists provided new and crucial data to a burgeoning idea that argues airspace is a habitat and we need to conserve it, an idea that is gaining support in municipal governments across Canada, including most recently in Winnipeg.
Magnetic random-access memory (MRAM) technology offers substantial potential towards next-generation universal memory architecture. However, state-of-the-art MRAMs are still fundamentally constrained by a sub-nanosecond speed limitation, which has remained a long-lasting scientific challenge in the spintronics R&D. In this double doctorate project, Luding Wang experimentally demonstrated a fully-f
Aalborg Portland importerer hvert år 160 ton affald fra udlandet til at fyre op under cementovnene, hvilket er med til at holde virksomhedens CO2-udledning nede. I ugens Transformator kan du også høre om det digitale våbenarsenal, som hackerne tager i brug i cyberkrigen mellem Rusland og Ukraine.
Midnight, 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m.: these times are ingrained in Queeny Song's mind. For over a week in April, the 24-year-old Shanghai resident had to get her phone out at these five points every day to refresh a different grocery delivery app in hopes of grabbing a hard-to-get delivery slot. During Shanghai's ongoing month-long lockdown, these online grocery apps have been a lifeline f
When Marion Crawford, the nanny for then-Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, published a gentle, ghostwritten memoir in the 1950s about her life with the royals, it was an instant sensation. The book , "novelistic and carefully plotted," as my colleague Caitlin Flanagan noted in 2006 , cataloged all the kinds of details that might captivate an outsider: "of dress and of food and of housekeeping on
With mountains of plastic waste piling up in landfills and scientists estimating that there will be more plastics by weight than fish in the ocean by 2050, the growing environmental challenge presented to the world by plastics is well understood. What is less well understood by the scientific community is the lost energy opportunity. In short, plastic waste is also energy wasted.
During the pre-Omicron phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, regions of the U.S. had markedly different mortality rates, primarily due to differences in mask use, school attendance, social distancing, and other behaviors. Had the entire country reacted to the pandemic as the Northeast region, more than 316,000 deaths might have been avoided, 62 percent of those avoidable deaths being in the South, acco
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed a new all-optical ultrasound technique capable of performing on-demand characterization of melt tracks and detecting formation of defects in a popular metal 3D printing process.
Scientists at Scripps Research have invented a way to image, across different tissues and with higher precision than ever before, where drugs bind to their targets in the body. The new method could become a routine tool in drug development.
In "Song of Our Scars," physician Haider Warraich surveys the scientific, historical, and cultural dimensions of pain, and the dire results of our misconceptions. He argues that rather than merely a rote physical process, pain is intertwined with emotion, experience, and context.
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Recently, after a particularly invigorating car wash, I had a yen for a slushie. Maybe the warming weather inspired me. Perhaps the proud signage of the QuikTrip convenience store nearby activated an unconscious desire. No matter, a slushie I did get. At QuikTrip, it's called a Freezoni, a curious, quasi-Italian aspiration that bears no relation to the dispensed product. To my palate, the slushie
In the director Robert Eggers's brutal $90 million Viking epic, a prince seeks revenge on the uncle who killed his father and married his mother. If the plot sounds familiar, it's because the Scandinavian source material of the legend of Prince Amleth was also the inspiration for Hamlet . And like so much of Shakespeare's work, the story has been told and retold across centuries. The iteration in
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Had a cool dream like experience that was oddly vivid. It was what future humans will experience often. What if Musks ideas are not random at all. In this experience I teleported somehow into this place. After thinking about it, though, I definitely just "logged in" instead of teleported. I think this will be the basis of "Traveling" in the future. So I "logged into" something that was flying. An
When the writer and director John Morton first heard—via a call from his agent—that the French comedy Call My Agent was being adapted in Britain, it struck him that there were two directions in which the series could go. The French show has drawn a cult following on Netflix over the past few years for its droll, charming portrayal of Parisian film agents and the movie stars who plague and sustain
Inflation is an everyone problem and unemployment is a some-people problem. Keep that fact in mind as good-to-great headline economic numbers keep rolling in and economic sentiment remains abysmal. This week, the Commerce Department reported that real GDP fell 0.4 percent in the first quarter of the year, largely because of fluctuations in inventory orders and international trade. Consumer spendi
Thirty years ago this week, Los Angeles was burning amid riots that ultimately killed 63 people, injured 2,383, and destroyed hundreds of businesses. And perhaps the last person in the city that anyone could reasonably expect to call for calm, comity, and forbearance—the person with more fresh cause than anyone else to be furious at the city—was Rodney Glen King. Yet on May 1, 1992, King called a
Thousands of firefighters battled destructive wildfires in the Southwest as more residents prepared to evacuate Friday into the weekend in northern New Mexico where strong winds and dangerously dry conditions have made the blazes hard to contain.
Protected areas—such as nature reserves, national parks, and wilderness areas—are essential to conserving biodiversity. New research published in Environmental Research Letters provides insights for developing climate-smart conservation strategies. The study looked at the global network of protected areas, evaluated potential for shifts in where plants and animals occur due to climate change, and
The main reason houses and rent are as expensive as they are is because of supply and demand. There are many people with jobs in this economy, and a limited amount of housing in comparison. People talk about automation and robotics causing mass unemployment, but I've never heard discussion on how it effects housing. If there are more people without jobs and no money, there will be fewer people ac
Hi everyone, I am a college freshman and I am wondering about the path to take to study cognitive science. I am currently undecided, but I am planning on majoring in environmental studies and evolutionary biology, and minoring in cognitive science. I am wondering if that minor in cognitive science is enough to be potentially involved in cognitive science research after I graduate. There is a cour
The health of residents living alongside a bus route in Gothenburg, Sweden, became considerably better when hybrid buses were replaced by buses fully powered by electricity. Along with the noise levels there was a reduction of fatigue, day time sleepiness and low mood, a new study shows.
Scientists pinpoint the molecular epicenter of deep-sleep regulation. The findings, based on research in mice, identify a gene that makes a protein that regulates delta waves — electrical signals between neurons that occur during the deepest phases of relaxation and are a hallmark of restorative sleep.
Researchers presents a new study demonstrating that a small molecule in brain cells affects the level of hypocretin, which is responsible for making us feel awake during the day and tired at night. People with a genetic variation of this molecule have a higher risk of suffering from daytime sleepiness.
What the title says. Assume varying scenarios, at least as follows: total isolation, partial isolation (COVID-like, temporary virtualization of communications), voluntary solitude (living a normal lifestyle but reducing friendships), something else. What are the effects of such social deprivation on cognition? EDIT: a typo in the title, should be "on" instead of "om" for sure. submitted by /u/sur
Hello Scientists, I stumbled upon this extremely interesting video: https://youtu.be/UcqBgXCxddE In it, Paul explains extremely well what it feels like to him (and many others) to be autistic. He convinced me perfectly that I'm not on the spectrum. However, when I was tripping on LSD I did experience exactly what he is describing. Is this researched in any way? I'd be interested to read more abou
Polaritons offer the best of two very different worlds. These hybrid particles combine light and molecules of organic material, making them ideal vessels for energy transfer in organic semiconductors. They are both compatible with modern electronics but also move speedily, thanks to their photonic origins.
Women's elevated anxiety, depression and stress during pregnancy altered key features of the fetal brain, which subsequently decreased their offspring's cognitive development at 18 months. These changes also increased internalizing and dysregulation behaviors, according to a new study. Researchers followed a cohort of 97 pregnant women and their babies. The findings further suggest that persistent
First-year surgery residents, and first-year medical residents in all fields who are members of sexual minorities such as LGBTQ, are more likely than others to develop depression during the stressful training period.
Treatment options are limited for those suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Researchers have designed a small molecule that shows promise as a potential treatment that could rapidly clear carbon monoxide from the blood.
A Colorado prison inmate has become the first person in the U.S. to test positive for bird flu in a recent outbreak that has led to the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys, but federal officials say they still see little threat to the general public.
With the growing severity of marine heatwaves, mass coral bleaching and mortality have become widespread. A new study led by researchers at Florida Tech recommends multinational networks of protected reefs as the best chance corals have to persist through climate change.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA's SpaceX Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines, Jessica Watkins, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti onboard, Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA's SpaceX Crew-4 mission is the f
Chelaybinsk Meteor trace, 2013 Residents of several southern states both saw and heard a visitor from outer space this week. NASA is reporting over 30 people caught a glimpse of a fireball hurtling towards Earth. Many more residents of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi didn't see the object, but heard it just fine. There were myriad reports of loud booms as the object rocketed through our atmos
Researchers have developed a smartphone app that could allow people to screen for Alzheimer's disease, ADHD and other neurological diseases and disorders — by recording closeups of their eye. The app uses a smartphone's built-in near-infrared camera and selfie camera to track how a person's pupil changes in size. These pupil measurements could be used to assess a person's cognitive condition.
Biologists have discovered an aberrant protein that's deadly to bacteria. This erroneously built protein mimics the action of aminoglycosides, a class of antibiotics. The newly discovered protein could serve as a model to help scientists unravel details of those drugs' lethal effects on bacteria — and potentially point the way to future antibiotics.
Scientists have carried out an extensive study of a newly discovered mutation that can uncover new insights into the molecular basis of pathology formation in a family of disorders that includes Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's disease.
Harbor seals may sound different than expected from their body size. Is this ability related to their vocal talents or is it the result of an anatomical adaptation? An international team has now investigated the vocal tracts of harbor seals, which matched their body size. This means that harbor seals are capable of learning new sounds thanks to their brains rather than their anatomy.
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers have created self-assembled, protein-based circuits that can perform simple logic functions. The work demonstrates that it is possible to create stable digital circuits that take advantage of an electron's properties at quantum scales.
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report that high-frequency spinal cord stimulation proved more effective at improving perceived pain reduction than low-frequency SCS in patients studied, and that there was some variation in PPR between male and female patients.
An international team of researchers have developed a method to assess sustainable levels of human-caused wildlife mortality, which when applied to a trawl fishery shows that dolphin capture is not sustainable.
As sessile organisms, plants have to continually adapt their growth and architecture to the ever-changing environment. To do so, plants have evolved distinct molecular mechanisms to sense and respond to the environment and integrate the signals from outside with endogenous developmental programs. New research unravels the underlying mechanism of protein targeting and destruction in a specific plan
A new form of security identification could soon see the light of day and help us protect our data from hackers and cybercriminals. Quantum mathematicians have solved a mathematical riddle that allows for a person's geographical location to be used as a personal ID that is secure against even the most advanced cyber attacks.
A new study captures the current understanding of the connection between the gut microbiome and therapeutic response to immunotherapy, chemotherapy, cancer surgery and more, pointing to ways that the microbiome could be targeted to improve treatment.
In a person with active tuberculosis, immune activity can promote bacterial clearance, but in some situations, bacteria persist and grow. New research in an animal model of tuberculosis reveals which cellular and molecular features are associated with these different scenarios. Developing a vaccine that targets one or more of these features may effectively combat tuberculosis, which remains a majo
Duovox, a popular line of night vision cameras is entering its fourth, and greatest, iteration: Duovox Mate Pro. Instead of another version in its dashcam line, Duovox Mate Pro is packing its best night-vision tech yet into a sleek and portable camera for everyday use. Here's a peek at its flashy specs. Totally Undetectable: Unlike other night-vision cams, Duovox Mate Pro cuts through the darknes
Four thousand years before Stonehenge was constructed, land within the World Heritage Site was covered by open woodland, with meadow-like clearings, inhabited by grazing animals and hunter-gatherers, according to new research.
A study indicates that antibiotics, which kill bacteria, boost the abundance of gut fungal microbiota. The phenomenon can be a contributing factor in the long-term adverse effects of antibiotics, such as inflammatory bowel diseases.
Researchers have discovered a gene responsible for prenatal death when critical epigenetic instructions are missing from egg cells. The study shows that in mice, failed epigenetic suppression of an X-chromosome gene called Xist leads to miscarriage and developmental abnormalities. Forced suppression of maternal Xist rescued the failed miscarriages.
Currently available therapies to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) lack precision and can lead to serious side effects. Researchers have now developed a method for identifying the immune cells involved in autoimmune diseases, and have identified four new target molecules of potential significance for future personalized treatment of MS.
Human-caused climate change will make strong tropical cyclones twice as frequent by the middle of the century, putting large parts of the world at risk, according to a new study. The analysis also projects that maximum wind speeds associated with these cyclones could increase around 20%.
By Ayurella Horn-Muller, Andrew S. Lewis, Michael Sol Warren, & Brendan Flanagan Climate change threatens to drown Ellis Island. The gateway to the United States for 12 million immigrants holds a precarious place amid rising seas on a warming planet. One model predicts the island will be submerged within 80 years. But its buildings, artifacts and immigrant stories hold an iconic place in the Amer
A miniature replica of a heart chamber built from a combination of nanoengineered parts and human heart tissue offers a new way to study the heart. There's no safe way to get a close-up view of the human heart as it goes about its work: you can't just pop it out, take a look, then slot it back in. Scientists have tried different ways to get around this fundamental problem: they've hooked up cadav
Growing up in a small community has its advantages, but if you want to learn from world experts, you may have better luck in a big city. This is the case in the world of birds as well. Large populations of birds might be better able to maintain complex songs than small populations—all because of access to high-quality tutors.
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Tiny beetles that feed on fruit from the palm family may have developed their taste for coconuts long ago, according to scientists studying suspected insect damage in a 60-million-year-old fossil. "We found this remarkable fossil coconut that has clear signs of insect tunneling," says L. Alejandro Giraldo, a graduate student in geosciences at Penn State. "After studying the damage in detail, we w
Biomedical polymers have been extensively developed for promising applications in a lot of biomedical fields, such as drug delivery, disease detection/diagnosis, biosensing, regenerative medicine, and disease treatment. For example, polymer-based carriers provide major advances in improving bioavailability and therapeutic outcomes at spatiotemporal drug delivery, greatly benefiting the treatment o
Spines on plants are widely distributed across plant families. The defensive role of spines has previously been associated with leaves, young shoots and reproductive organs. However, the different syndromes of spiny plants have barely been explored and people do not yet have a complete synthesis of their function based on their morphological attributes.
Based on optical-feedback cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy (OF-CEAS) technology, a research team led by Prof. Zhang Weijun from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has recently detected hydroxyl radical (OH) at 2.8 μm wavelength with a distributed feedback diode laser.
Recently, in a paper published in Physical Review Applied, a research team from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) studied the interfacial control of transport properties of perovskite oxide ferroelectric tunnel junctions (FTJs) and proposed a new scheme to achieve a giant tunneling electroresistance (TER) in FTJs.
A recent study led by Prof. Zhong-Shuai Wu (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)), and Prof. Hui-Ming Cheng (Institute of Metal Research of CAS) and published in National Science Review examines aqueous MXene planar micro-supercapacitors.
People who are blind can remember speech better than sighted people, according to a new study. The research also finds, however, that a person's ability to see makes no difference in how they remember sound effects. "It's interesting that people who are blind only showed an advantage with verbal memory," says senior author Marina Bedny, an associate professor of psychology and brain sciences at J
Thyroid hormone (TH) plays a multifunctional role in metabolism and development in vertebrates. The synthesis and secretion of TH is determined by the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. The tripeptide thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH, pGlu-His-Pro-NH2) is the initial hormone of HPT, synthesized in the hypothalamus and acts on TRH receptor (TRHR). Upon stimulation by TRH, TRHR prompts thy
In homes all over the world the piano was once something like a hearth — a place to gather and find community. The Donner DDP-80 is a digital piano that reminds us of what a piano once was, while also showing us what a piano can be. With a gorgeous mid-century-inspired modern wood frame, the Donner presents a classic 88-key keyboard in an elegant package. The keys are made of high-quality ABS pla
UK and international representatives from civil society and beyond are calling on the UK Government to better support refugees coming from Ukraine, in a report by UCL experts for the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC).
Can you tell your cats from your dingoes? Your wallabies from your wallaroos? Then Dingo? Bingo! is your chance to identify dingoes (and other wildlife) in photos and help scientists better understand and manage dingo populations in particular.
Companies often motivate executives by staging CEO tournaments—internal competitions to replace departing company leaders—but for those executives who lose the bid to become CEO, opportunities will probably arise elsewhere, according to a new study from a business researcher at The University of Texas at Austin.
En upptäckt på Grönland har nu väckt förhoppningar att lättare kunna undersöka förutsättningarna för liv på en av Jupiters månar, Europa. Spela videon för att se var det rinnande vattnet finns på den annars stelfrusna månen.
Most animals produce calls that reflect their body size. A larger animal will sound lower-pitched because its vocal tract, the air-filled tube that produces and filters sounds, is longer. But harbor seals do not always sound like they look. They may sound larger—perhaps to impress a rival—or smaller—perhaps to get attention from their mothers. Are these animals very good at learning sounds (vocal
Interactions between microbes and other organisms are mediated by a plethora of small molecules, also called natural products. Researchers have now performed a systematic analysis of biosynthetic 'dark matter' and biological functions, thus creating a solid basis for future discovery and refinement of natural products.
Nature, Published online: 29 April 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01127-x Many mysteries remain about how antiviral responses shape the ability of viruses to infect bacteria. The finding that viruses interfere with signalling mediated by molecules called second messengers sheds light on bacterial defences.
Power outages compounded the misery of millions of people wilting in a heatwave across India and Pakistan on Friday, with experts blaming climate change for an early onset of roasting summer temperatures.
One in three women around the world will experience violence from an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. That is a shocking figure. Even more shocking, though, is the fact that, in 23 countries—from the Americas and Africa to Asia and the Pacific—it is more like two in three women.
A new study from the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates reveals that new additions of vertebrate specimens to natural history collections are declining precipitously. The authors suggest that it is vital to maintain collecting efforts in order to address future unforeseen ecological issues. The study is published in the journal PLoS Biology.
Dry land isn't really dry. It's saturated with truly vast volumes of groundwater, hidden in the spaces of the earth we walk on. How much? Recent estimates put it at almost two trillion Olympic swimming pools of water stored in the upper 10 km of continental crust.
Dust storms are unpleasant but they appear to be the only relief on the horizon for people in northern India sweltering under temperatures that have already crossed 44 degrees Celsius and are expected to climb higher as summer progresses.
I spent the 2020 spring break week setting up to teach my college courses online while helping to care for my 14-month-old grandchild, whose daycare had closed. At the same time, I couldn't help thinking, being the sociologist I am, of the devastating consequences of COVID-19 I saw for women like me, Black mothers, whom I have studied for over a decade.
Researchers used supercomputers to run high-resolution climate simulations that show how historically-impactful storm events could look in a warmer world. The researchers simulated five of the most powerful storms that have hit the San Francisco Bay Area since 1984, then projected how these historical storms would look in 2050 and 2100. They determined that some of these extreme events would deliv
Researchers have identified a specific neuropeptide and a neural circuit that transmit pleasant touch from the skin to the brain. The findings eventually may help scientists better understand and treat disorders characterized by touch avoidance and impaired social development.
Researchers have succeeded in amplifying the nonlinear response using artificial chiral metamaterial. The new technology enhances the possible applications of mirror symmetry by amplifying chiral nanoparticle signals.
Lithium-ion batteries power our everyday products, from laptops to vehicles, because of their safety, longevity, and charging speeds. Yet their production relies on rare metals such as cobalt and nickel. Now, a research group has unearthed a potential method for incorporating more common and cheaper elements as synthesizing electrode materials.
There is something unprecedented and important in the recent Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): degrowth. Two of the IPCC's working groups—those focused on climate change impacts and on mitigation—use the economic term to discuss policies that are key to reducing the impacts of climate change.
What do reality television, slum tourism, erotic webcam and mixed-martial arts have in common? They all rely on voyeurism to entertain their audiences. Voyeurism provides a glimpse into the private life of another person to give audiences a revealing and entertaining experience.
The United States should better support the parents of young children, argues professor Dana Suskind. Compared to similar countries, the US has the largest happiness gap between the 63 million parents and the child-free. This statistic is not shocking when you consider how other societies support parents with things like paid parental leave and high-quality childcare. In her new book, Parent Nati
A study of immune system diversity in the critically endangered Wyoming toad finds that genetic bottlenecks could affect a species' ability to respond to new pathogens. The findings could inform captive breeding strategies for endangered animal populations. The Wyoming toad, Anaxyrus baxteri , suffered a severe population decline throughout the latter part of the 20th century due to factors inclu
A growing trend in tillage intensity in US corn and soybean production in recent years has led to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural fields, a new study finds. The study drew on years of survey data that asked thousands of US farmers about their tillage practices. The researchers then plugged the relevant data into sophisticated ecosystem models to see how tillage decisions
Christians who are spiritual or religious are less likely to purchase self-improvement products when they are thinking about God, research finds. When people who believe in God or a higher power are primed to think about the unconditional love and acceptance God offers, their intent to purchase self-improvement products decreases, says Duke University Fuqua School of Business marketing professor
Nature, Published online: 28 April 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01215-y The secret of bismuth subsalicylate — the active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol. Plus, Canada will invest in a new innovation agency and the extreme heat wave affecting millions in India.
En ny metod gör det möjlig att identifiera vilka immunceller som är inblandade i autoimmuna sjukdomar hos olika patienter. I framtiden kan det alltså bli möjligt att styra behandlingen mot just de immunceller som driver sjukdomen hos varje enskild individ. Inlägget dök först upp på forskning.se .
När vi komposterar vårt organiska avfall gör vi en insats för miljön – eller? Faktum är att det kan vara tvärtom: en kompost som sköts på fel sätt släpper ifrån sig växthusgaser. Den japanska metoden bokashi har däremot låga utsläpp, visar forskning. Inlägget dök först upp på forskning.se .
Tibetanska platån, även kallad den tredje polen har värmts upp nästan dubbelt så mycket som det globala medelvärdet. Risken för katastrofer ökar i området, med betydelse för 2 miljarder människor. Inlägget dök först upp på forskning.se .
Allt fler kommuner och skolor, främst i storstäderna, har blivit beroende av bemanningsföretag för att täcka sina vikariebehov, visar en studie från Malmö universitet. Inlägget dök först upp på forskning.se .
(Photo: Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co., Ltd) A company in Japan that specializes in jewelry has teamed up with researchers to create a mind-blowing storage breakthrough. The team was able to manufacture a two-inch diamond disk intended for quantum computing. It's the largest diamond storage device ever created, capable of holding up to 25 exabytes of information at room temperature. Adamant N
The journal Cureus has issued expressions of concern for a whopping 55 papers whose authorship has come into question. The articles, including a couple like this one on COVID-19, were apparently submitted as part of an effort by Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, in Saudi Arabia, to pad the publishing resumes of its medical students … Continue reading
Nature Communications, Published online: 29 April 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-29730-6 Cell fate commitment involves transcription factor activity and changes in chromatin architecture. Here the authors show that CAF-1 maintains lineage fidelity by controlling chromatin accessibility at specific sites; suppressing CAF-1 triggers differentiation of myeloid stem and progenitor cells into a mixed li
Nature Communications, Published online: 29 April 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-29945-7 Sidarala et al. examine the importance of the mitochondrial structural proteins, Mitofusins 1 and 2 (Mfn1/2), in diabetes. They find that Mfn1/2 control blood glucose by preserving mitochondrial DNA content, rather than mitochondrial structure.
Nature Communications, Published online: 29 April 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30092-2 Porous liquids are potentially useful materials for the identification and separation of non-gaseous compounds. Herein, the authors report a type II porous ionic liquid with permanent porosity and high selectivity towards l-tryptophan (l-Trp) over other aromatic amino acids.
Nature Communications, Published online: 29 April 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30033-z Identifying cell-type-specific spatial patterns in ST data is critical for understanding tissue organization but current methods rely on external references. Here the authors develop a reference-free method to effectively recover cell-type transcriptional profiles and proportions.
Læger undlader ofte den fysiske undersøgelse, når de har at gøre med mennesker med svær psykisk sygdom. Det resulterer i, at mennesker med svær psykisk sygdom oplever, at deres fysiske symptomer ikke bliver taget alvorligt eller anerkendt, og det kan få de psykisk syge til at miste tilliden til lægen, viser ny forskning.
Studie fra Aalborg Universitet viser, at når mennesker med skizofreni får musikterapi eller lytter til musik specielt udvalgt af musikterapeuter, oplever de en signifikant reduktion af deres negative symptomer.
Sammen med hepatologer verden over leder overlæge Marianne Hørby Jørgensen efter årsagen til et uforklarligt internationalt sygdomsudbrud af hepatitis af ukendt årsag. Tesen er, at de mange nedlukninger har gjort børn mere udsatte for en virus, der er kendt for at kunne forårsage leversvigt.
California's attorney general on Thursday subpoenaed ExxonMobil as part of what he called a first-of-its-kind broader investigation into the petroleum industry for its alleged role in causing a global plastic pollution crisis, allegations that the company called meritless.
An unusually early, record-shattering heat wave in India has reduced wheat yields, raising questions about how the country will balance its domestic needs with ambitions to increase exports and make up for shortfalls due to Russia's war in Ukraine.
Public primary schools were created by states to reinforce obedience among the masses and maintain social order, rather than serve as a tool for upward social mobility, suggests a study from the University of California San Diego.
Three customers accompanied by former Nasa astronaut paid $55m for place on Ax-1 mission The first private crew of astronauts has returned from the International Space Station (ISS). Michael López-Alegría, Larry Connor, Eytan Stibbe and Mark Pathy are not employed by a government, but are part of the Ax-1 mission from Axiom Space Inc. López-Alegría is a former Nasa astronaut with four previous sp
Schneider Shorts 29.042022 – a sexual harasser and his billionaire friends, criminal investigation in Marseille, fake quantum computing in The Netherlands, pandemic corruption in China, apples and bananas, corrections and retractions in need of corrections, and why we mustn't ask about Global Virology Project.
Ngo'en AmiAmi hjælper og støtter migranter, migrant-sexarbejdere og potentielle ofre for menneskehandel. Hver tirsdag i tidsrummet 17-19 holder AmiAmis sundhedsfaglige klinik i Fredericia åben. Dagens Medicin var med som en flue på væggen en aften i april.
Fra årsskiftet har ngo'en AmiAmi, der bekæmper menneskehandel og hjælper handlede, udenlandske kvinder i Danmark, fået et større geografisk område for opsøgende arbejde, men en smallere opgave. Det betyder, at AmiAmi på den ene side mister adgang til vigtig information, men på den anden side får tilført mere erfaring, siger projektleder.
Ved et nyt behandlingstilbud på Rigshospitalet fik patient nummer 22 for nylig en bypass på bankende hjerte gennem tre små huller i siden og et lille snit i brystet. Mens andre patienter ser frem mod oversavet brystben, måneders genoptræning og mobilisering efter en bypass, er patient nummer 22 måske allerede tilbage på golfbanen om tre uger.
Mange års snak om 'shared care' mellem de forskellige dele af sundhedsvæsenet fremstår som tom snak. Processen for udflytning af opgaver fra sygehusvæsenet til det nære sundhedsvæsen i form af kommuner og almen praksis er som at se en ulykke i slowmotion.
Abdominale aortaaneurismer (AAA) er ikke en uddøende sygdom i Danmark, men alligevel mener Jørgensen, Brodersen og Juhl Jørgensen i deres debatindlæg, at danskerne er holdt op med at dø af denne livsfarlige sygdom. Vi håber ikke, at deres ideologiske korstog endnu en gang får held med at forsinke implementeringen af AAA-screeningsprogrammet i Danmark, skriver tre karkirurgiske professorer og en ov
KULTURKANYLEN Diana Arsovic er direktør for Danish Life Science Cluster, som faciliterer samarbejder på kryds og tværs mellem aktører på området. »Hvis man skal kunne det, skal man være dygtig til at sætte sig i andres sted og aldrig antage, at man selv har svaret,« siger hun.
PLUS. Hvis overskydende biomasse skal kastes i en pyrolyseovn for på sigt at blive til flybrændstof, skal der fjernes ilt og andre uvelkomne stoffer fra pyrolyseolien. Dansk forskningsprojekt vil udvikle den nødvendige katalysator.
A couple of weeks ago the EU announced that they were funding a project called DestinE (Destination Earth) to build 'digital twins' of the Earth System to support policy making and rapid reaction to weather and climate events. While the term 'digitial twin' has a long history in the engineering world, it's only recently been applied to Earth System Modeling, and is intended (I surmise, as does Br
http://www.iBiology.org More than 200 million people are infected with schistosomes, aquatic parasites that cycle between snails and humans and cause the human disease schistosomiasis. The risk of contracting this disease is expected to rise in the coming years due to climate change, agricultural expansion, and population growth. In her Share Your Research Talk, Dr. Karena Nguyen provides an over
Nature, Published online: 28 April 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01213-0 NASA and the German space agency ground the telescope on a plane, citing the astronomy community's concerns over cost and productivity.
Whale migration season has come again to the East Coast with the first sightings being reported. Every year at this time, humpback whales migrate from feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean to the warm waters of the Coral Sea to breed and give birth to their young.
Initial tsunami waves are typically a few centimeters high, but nonetheless cause a disturbance in the Earth's upper atmosphere by pushing up air and creating an acoustic wave that is amplified as it goes higher.
A new analysis of data from the Veterans Affairs Million Veteran Program has uncovered genetic links between COVID-19 severity and certain medical conditions that are known risk factors for severe COVID-19.
Scientists tracked the rise and fall of SARS-CoV-2 in the saliva and nasal cavities of people newly infected with the virus. The study was the first to follow acute COVID-19 infections over time through repeated sampling and to compare results from different testing methodologies.
The December 2014 North American Storm Complex was a powerful winter storm, referred to by some as California's "Storm of the Decade." Fueled by an atmospheric river originating over the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean, the storm dropped 8 inches of rainfall in 24 hours, sported wind gusts of 139 miles per hour, and left 150,000 households without power across the San Francisco Bay Area.
BioNyt Videnskabens Verden (www.bionyt.dk) er Danmarks ældste populærvidenskabelige tidsskrift for naturvidenskab. Det er det eneste blad af sin art i Danmark, som er helliget international forskning inden for livsvidenskaberne.
Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.
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