Weather's unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping up6h
Something weird is up with La Nina, the natural but potent weather event linked to more drought and wildfires in the western United States and more Atlantic hurricanes. It's becoming the nation's unwanted weather guest and meteorologists said the West's megadrought won't go away until La Nina does.
Robotic buoys developed to keep Atlantic right whales safe6h
A Cape Cod science center and one of the world's largest shipping businesses are collaborating on a project to use robotic buoys to protect a vanishing whale from lethal collisions with ships.
Seeing how odor is processed in the brain17h
A specially created odor delivery device, along with machine learning-based analysis of scalp-recorded electroencephalogram, has enabled researchers to see when and where odors are processed in the brain. The study found that odor information in the brain is unrelated to perception during the early stages of being processed, but when perception later occurred, unpleasant odors were processed more
Nuclear Fusion Can Unleash Even More Power Than We Realized, Scientists Say2d
The future looks twice as bright.
A Spectacular Meteor Shower Might Hit Us This Weekend. Here's What to Expect1d
Earth is about to go through the tail of a dying comet.
As 2022 Hurricane Season Looms, a Current That Fuels Monster Storms Is Very Warm2d
The Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has fueled major storms such as Hurricane Katrina — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Science Is Clear: Gun Control Saves Lives•2d
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By enacting simple laws that make guns safer and harder to get, we can prevent killings like the ones in Uvalde and Buffalo — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Huge Facility to Produce 15,000 Tons of Lab Grown Meat Per Year in the US2d
Big Meat Energy The biggest bioreactor lab designed for cultivating "no kill" meat has announced plans to open up shop in the US and produce a cluck-ton of beef. Good Meat, the lab grown meat division of Eat Just, Inc., announced via press release earlier today that it's building ten 250,000-liter bioreactors that it claims could make as much as 15,000 tons of meat per year without killing a sing
A 'meteor storm' of 1,000 shooting stars per hour may light up the skies over North America next week2d
The Tau Herculids could bring up a meteor storm, but there's a good chance it won't happen at all.
Monkeypox outbreak could be just 'the peak of the iceberg', WHO warns15h
Pandemic preparedness chief Sylvie Briand says 'unusual' spread of virus can be easily contained with the right measures The World Health Organization has warned that 200 monkeypox cases found in recent weeks outside countries where the virus usually circulates could be just the beginning. "We don't know if we are just seeing the peak of the iceberg [or] if there are many more cases that are unde
First Pompeiian human genome sequenced2d
The first successfully sequenced human genome from an individual who died in Pompeii, Italy, after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE is presented this week in a study published in Scientific Reports. Prior to this, only short stretches of mitochondrial DNA from Pompeiian human and animal remains had been sequenced.
Bioarchaeological and palaeogenomic portrait of two Pompeians that died during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-10899-1
New ultra-faint dwarf galaxy discovered2d
Astronomers from the University of Arizona (UA) and elsewhere report the discovery of a new ultra-faint dwarf galaxy. The newfound galaxy, designated Tucana B, is the first quenched and isolated object of this type identified in the extreme outskirts of the Local Group. The finding is reported in a paper published May 18 on the arXiv pre-print server.
Why did Mars dry out? New study points to unusual answers2d
Mars once ran red with rivers. The telltale tracks of past rivers, streams and lakes are visible today all over the planet. But about three billion years ago, they all dried up—and no one knows why.
Teleportation trick shows promise for a future quantum internet•2d
Quantum Network Two
Quantum information has been sent from one side of a simple quantum network to the other, passing through an intermediate network node without affecting it
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captures video of record flight1d
Imagery has come down from Mars capturing a recent flight in which the rotorcraft flew farther and faster than ever before.
An ancient Roman who died in Pompeii has had their genome sequenced1d
The ancient town of Pompeii was buried under hot volcanic ash in AD 79, but DNA still survives in the bones of the people who died in the disaster
Do Invertebrates Have Emotions?2d
And how do scientists go about answering that question?
Most Dinosaurs Were Warm-Blooded After All2d
Endothermy was widespread among both avian and non-avian dinosaurs, a study suggests, so the metabolic strategy is unlikely to account for birds' survival through the mass extinction event that wiped out their dinosaur cousins.
New type of extremely reactive substance discovered in the atmosphere•2d
New Earth Atmosphere
For the first time, an entirely new class of super-reactive chemical compounds has been discovered under atmospheric conditions. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, in close collaboration with international colleagues, have documented the formation of so-called trioxides—an extremely oxidizing chemical compound that likely affects both human health and our global climate.
The 'fuel of evolution' is more abundant than previously thought in wild animals2d
Darwinian evolution is the process by which natural selection promotes genetic changes in traits that favor survival and reproduction of individuals. How fast evolution happens depends crucially on the abundance of its "fuel": how much genetic difference there is in the ability to survive and reproduce. New research by an international research team with participation of the Leibniz Institute for
Study of North Pacific 'garbage patch' shows abundance of neuston organisms2d
A team of researchers from the U.K. and the U.S. has found that in addition to human garbage, the North Pacific "garbage patch" also has an abundance of neuston organisms. In their paper posted on the bioRxiv site, the group describes their study of material in the patch of sea and what sorts of creatures they found living in it.
New data reveals climate change might be more rapid than predicted2d
About 30 massive, intricate computer networks serve the scientists who stand at the forefront of climate change research. Each network runs a software program comprised of millions of lines of code. These programs are computational models that combine the myriads of physical, chemical and biological phenomena that together form the climate of our planet. The models calculate the state of Earth's a
Hunting for one-pole magnets by combining cosmic rays and particle accelerators2d
Some of the world's most powerful particle accelerators have helped researchers draw new leading limits on the existence of long theorized magnetic monopoles from the collisions of energetic cosmic rays bombarding the Earth's atmosphere, reports a new study published in Physical Review Letters.
Twitter and the dangers of the US myth of free speech1d
Silicon Valley media entrepreneurs might talk about free speech, but it is a fallacy that we should be able to say whatever we want to whomever we want, warns Annalee Newitz
Tunable quantum traps for excitons2d
Researchers at ETH Zurich have succeeded for the first time in trapping excitons—quasiparticles consisting of negatively charged electrons and positively charged holes—in a semiconductor material using controllable electric fields. The new technique is important for creating single photon sources as well as for basic research.
Supermassive black holes inside dying galaxies detected in early universe1d
An international team of astronomers used a database combining observations from the best telescopes in the world, including the Subaru Telescope, to detect the signal from the active supermassive black holes of dying galaxies in the early universe. The appearance of these active supermassive black holes correlates with changes in the host galaxy, suggesting that a black hole could have far-reachi
Like it or not, we're prone to adopt popular beliefs, even fake ones2d
As social creatures, we humans care what others think and are influenced by the number of likes, hearts and retweets on social media posts. The downside? An attraction to popular beliefs—whether they're true or false—can speed up the spread of conspiracy theories, suggests new UC Berkeley research.
A Promising Treatment for Mental Disorders: Fecal Matter Transplants2d
New evidence links depression to unhealthy gut bacteria, inspiring research for fecal matter transplants and treatment for bipolar disorder.
Many attendees of gatherings like Burning Man report 'transformative experiences'1d
Throughout history, mass gatherings such as collective rituals, ceremonies, and pilgrimages have created intense social bonds and feelings of unity in human societies. But Yale psychologists wondered if modern day secular gatherings that emphasize creativity and community serve an even broader purpose.
Fjords may emit as much methane as all the deep oceans globally1d
During heavy storms, the normally stratified layers of water in ocean fjords get mixed, which leads to oxygenation of the fjord floor. But these storm events also result in a spike in methane emissions from fjords to the atmosphere.
A cushy lab life has its evolutionary costs—when it comes to fish, that is1d
Consider the humble zebrafish. They produce 200 embryos every 7 days, they're cheap and easy to grow, and their young are small and transparent. But their most important feature—at least if you are a researcher—is that they share a high degree of genetic, anatomical and physiological similarities to humans.
A special camera that can 'see' the intimate details of the helium-3 universe1d
A team of physicists at Lancaster University has developed a camera system that can be used to capture the shadow of a sample of helium-3. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review B, the group describes their camera, their technique for using it and possible uses for the images it captures.
First Human Genome Sequenced from Ancient Pompeii1d
The genome is from a male who was likely in his late thirties when the historic Mount Vesuvius eruption occurred. The analyses suggest he is related to the diverse Imperial Roman population of the time, and that he may have suffered from spinal tuberculosis.
Scientists Can Now Distinguish Between Warm- and Cold-Blooded Dinosaurs•1d
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New research determines if dinosaurs were warm- or cold-blooded, providing insight to their lifestyle and habitat preference.
Superabsorbent cellulose-based hydrogels cross-liked with borax2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12688-2
Protein supplement helps control Type 2 diabetes1d
A study which holds potential for dietary management of the condition, has shown that drinking a small amount of why protein before meals helps people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar. The work shows for the first time this works in people as they went about normal everyday life.
Research shows policies that may help prevent mass shootings — and some that don't2d
The amount of resources devoted to studying gun violence is paltry compared to its public health impact. Still, the evidence shows certain policies might help prevent mass shootings. (Image credit: Allison Bailey/Reuters Connect)
How can mass shootings be prevented? Definitive answers are hard to come by2d
Gun violence has a huge impact on public health, but the amount of money and attention directed toward research on preventing mass shootings and firearm deaths doesn't reflect the scale of the crisis.
Ancient DNA reveals secrets of Pompeii victims2d
It is an almost complete set of "genetic instructions" from people who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted.
A Culture That Kills Its Children Has No Future2d
The grieving people of Uvalde, Texas, a town in the Hill Country about 80 miles west of San Antonio, now confront the irreplaceability of life in one of its most ghastly and unnatural incarnations: the murder of at least 19 children and two adults , with several more injured. In their mourning they will join dozens of other communities scattered throughout the country where school shootings this
A Pompeii Man's DNA Rises From the Ancient Ashes of Vesuvius2d
Genetic material recovered from a 1st-century Pompeii man reveals a spinal disorder and ancestral links to Anatolia.
The Voyager Probes May Be The Closest Humanity Gets to Immortality. Here's Why2d
Floating through eternity.
How an Organized Republican Effort Punishes Companies for Climate Action1d
Legislators and their allies are running an aggressive campaign that uses public money and the law to pressure businesses they say are pushing "woke" causes.
This 'Crab' Is The Smallest Remote-Controlled Walking Robot Ever Built2d
The Mystery of Why So Many Lifelong Smokers Never Get Lung Cancer May Be Solved2d
A hidden, inherent advantage.
Elon Musk Speculates About Storing All Human DNA in Database2d
In the early 2000s, scientists from the Human Genome Project announced a breakthrough: they had sequenced the complete human reference genome , including all three billion DNA letter, a scientific undertaking likened at the time to landing astronauts on the Moon. While the reference genome has come under question as of late, with scientists adding more than two million additional variants , it st
We were told today, in the latest version of events offered by authorities in Texas, that police left children locked in a classroom with a gunman for 78 minutes as they repeatedly called 911 begging for help, not knowing that their would-be rescuers were standing idly by. If there is a more poignant and more savage allegory for a country with a clear and urgent reason to solve an obvious policy
Pentagon: Stop Asking Questions About Our "Killer Robots," Which Don't Exist by the Way1d
Killing Commentary The Pentagon is selling a t-shirt that says not to worry about their "killer robots" — which raises a lot of questions arguably answered by their t-shirt, it seems. During a recent event organized by the Atlantic Council, an international relations think tank in Washington, DC, Marine lieutenant general and artificial intelligence head honcho Michael Groen said that although th
The Ludicrous Beauty of Top Gun: Maverick•1d
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In the original Top Gun , the enemy is intentionally obscure: anonymous pilots flying MiGs from a hostile but unnamed country who have to be chased away and shot down by the heroic Maverick (played by Tom Cruise) and his fellow graduates of the Top Gun naval flight school. Who exactly the enemy is does not matter. What matters is that the hero is America. Tony Scott's film was a highly successful
You Are Going to Get COVID Again … And Again … And Again1d
Two and a half years and billions of estimated infections into this pandemic, SARS-CoV-2's visit has clearly turned into a permanent stay. Experts knew from early on that, for almost everyone, infection with this coronavirus would be inevitable. As James Hamblin memorably put it back in February 2020, " You're Likely to Get the Coronavirus ." By this point, in fact, most Americans have. But now,
Elon Says a Recession Would Be a "Good Thing"•1d
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Good Riddance Fresh off his recent Twitter-buying fiasco, Elon Musk is now claiming that it would be good, actually, if the world went into a recession. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO revealed that he believes the world is approaching a recession — which "is actually a good thing," he says. "It has been raining money on fools for too long," the world's richest man remarked. "Some bankruptcies need to h
Where Were the Police?1d
My advice, if you are in an active-shooter situation, is the same no matter your age. Listen for the source of the shooting. Give yourself at most two seconds for this task. Those are not firecrackers. Then run as fast as you can in the other direction, and do not stop running until the only thing you hear is the sound of birds chirping, wind in the trees or grass, and the beating of your own hea
Creator of "Stablecoin" That Crashed to Zero Says It's Creating a New One1d
Terra Squirma The dust hasn't even settled from the Terra stablecoin's meteoric crash, but the people behind it are already trying to make a new currency. Well, sort of. Yesterday, the official Terra account tweeted that "Terra 2.0 is coming" after a majority of investors voted to create a new blockchain that, confusingly, will use the exact same name. News of this new blockchain comes just over
Man Who Got Blown Away While Holding Huge Umbrella Announces Plan to Become Astronaut2d
Umbrella Academy The hunt has begun for the world's first Turkish astronaut — and one of the country's most oddball minor celebrities has thrown his hat into the ring. As the Middle East Monitor reports , Sadik Kocadalli was jokingly referred to as "Turkey's first astronaut" in 2019 when video went viral of him flying through the air during a huge storm , while holding onto a large patio umbrella
The Amber Heard–Johnny Depp Trial Is Not a Joke•2d
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The first time it happened, she said, she thought it was a joke. On the stand in her defamation trial a few weeks ago, the actor Amber Heard shared her account of the first time her now-ex-husband, Johnny Depp, allegedly hit her. She'd asked him about one of his tattoos: the one on his bicep (the one he'd famously had edited ) that to her looked like a muddle of black ink. The tattoo spelled out
An Entirely New Kind of Highly Reactive Chemical Has Been Found in The Atmosphere2d
What else are we breathing in?
Check Out This Moon-Shaped Ice Crystal on the Space Station's Window2d
A Russian cosmonaut has shared an absolutely gorgeous photo of a Moon-shaped ice formation on the window of the International Space Station — and although we have questions, we sure do love to see it. On Twitter and Telegram, Cosmonaut Sergei Korsakov posted photos of a circular frost pattern on the interior of a window aboard the ISS, replete with our Pale Blue Dot down below. Space frostwork on
Imaging Contrast Dye Shortage Delays Tests for Diseases2d
Many U.S. hospitals are postponing scans used to diagnose diseases after a Covid lockdown in China hobbled the main U.S. supplier of an imaging chemical.
Chinese Scientists Reportedly Plotting How to Destroy SpaceX Satellites•2d
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Hard Kill Chinese researchers, including several associated with the country's defense industry, are investigating ways to disable or even destroy SpaceX's Starlink satellites if they ever prove to be a threat to national security, the South China Morning Post reports , in a sign that the Chinese military community increasingly sees SpaceX's orbital infrastructure as a potential adversary. A new
A flavorful field guide to foraging | Alexis Nikole Nelson2d
Whether it's dandelions blooming in your backyard or purslane sprouting from the sidewalk, vegan forager Alexis Nikole Nelson is on a mission to show how freely growing flora could make its way to your plate. With contagious enthusiasm and a live cooking demo, she explains the benefits of expanding your palate to include "wild" foods that are delicious, nutritious and planet-friendly — and gives
Physicists Rewrite the Fundamental Law That Leads to Disorder2d
In all of physical law, there's arguably no principle more sacrosanct than the second law of thermodynamics — the notion that entropy, a measure of disorder, will always stay the same or increase. "If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell's equations — then so much the worse for Maxwell's equations… Source
An ER Doctor's 'Third Way' Approach to the Gun Crisis2d
Nearly 15 years ago, a young man who had shot himself in the head with his father's gun was wheeled into the emergency room where Megan Ranney worked. Despite her team's best efforts, the patient died. "It was the first firearm suicide I'd ever taken care of," Ranney, an emergency physician and public-health expert in Rhode Island, told me. In the days after, Ranney found herself wondering about
The butterflies we may never see again in Britain2d
Scientists warn that 24 of Britain's butterfly species are in danger of dying out.
Humans Approaching Intelligence Level Required for Interplanetary Life, Scientists Say1h
Are We There Yet? Humans might be smart enough to accomplish interplanetary life within the next 200 years, scientists said this week. A team of eight researchers published a new study in the preprint journal Arxiv and said humanity could become a Kardashev Type I Civilization by the year 2371. The Kardashev model was made in 1964, according to the study, to assess how close a civilization is to
Scientists Use CRISPR to Seriously Boost Tomatoes' Vitamin D Levels16h
They're even better sun-dried.
MIT Says We Could Build a House With Lab-Grown Wood•1d
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Lab-Grown Lumber Deforestation is a bigger problem than ever, with humans razing ten million hectares of forest each year, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. To tackle the problem head-on, researchers at MIT have come up with a new way to grow "wood-like plant material" in a lab, according to a statement , potentially paving the way for an environmentally friendly new source f
Scientists Intrigued by Strange Lights in Old Space Photos1d
Light Action Researchers are puzzled by unexplained lights that show up in photographic plates of the night sky that date back over 70 years, as spotted by Salon . Images taken by the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey in California on April 12, 1950, show nine mysterious dots of light in a row seemingly popping in and out of view. It's an intriguing new piece of the sprawling puzzle about unexplaine
Monkeypox patients advised to avoid contact with pets for three weeks1d
UK experts urge confirmed cases to avoid handling household pets as precautionary measure People with monkeypox have been told to avoid contact with their pets for three weeks amid concerns the animals could become infected and pass the virus on to other people. Monkeypox is caused by a viral infection and can be found in animals including rodents and monkeys, as well as in humans. It is typicall
This sideways-scooting robot crab is so tiny it fits through the eye of a needle•1d
Remote Controlled Robot
Engineers have designed a mini robot crab that can be made to walk sideways using lasers. The tiny eight-legged critter is the world's smallest remote-controlled robot.
Chinese scientists call for plan to destroy Elon Musk's Starlink satellites•1d
China E. Musk Starlink
Microwave jammers, mini-satellites and space lasers could all be used to scuttle Starlink
His Clients Were Acquitted of Murder. Why Did They Get Life Sentences?1d
PART I: The Writ I n the end, Jarrett and Joi Adams decide to confront the attorney general in person. They buy tickets to his fundraiser—they figure it's their best chance to speak with the man. The car they've requested pulls up to the Airbnb they're renting this week in August in Richmond, Virginia, and the driver sets the address on his phone for McLean, some two hours away. Jarrett and Joi s
The former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski once said that without Ukraine, Russia would cease to be an empire. It's a pithy statement, but it's not true. Even if Vladimir Putin fails to wrest back Ukraine, his country will remain a haphazard amalgamation of regions and nations with hugely varied histories, cultures, and languages. The Kremlin will continue ruling over colonial holdi
'Completely new' type of magnetic wave found surging through Earth's core1d
Scientists have discovered a new type of magnetic wave in Earth's outer core, known as Magneto-Coriolis waves. They may be responsible for fluctuations in the planet's magnetic field.
Cockroach Sex Has Taken a Strange Turn1d
In response to pesticides, many cockroach females have lost their taste for sweet stuff, which changes how they make the next generation of insects.
Scientists Took Hummingbirds Up a Mountain to See What Climate Change Would Do to Them1d
The results are not encouraging.
Deliveries of All-Electric Ford F-150 Lightning Officially Begin•1d
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Truck Off People who love big trucks and the environment — rejoice! The first electric Ford F-150 Lightning was delivered to a retail customer today in the automaker's home state of Michigan. Netizen @oneguynick posted a photo with his new truck on Twitter today, and you have to admit the hulking silver four-door beast looks anything but electric as the happy couple stand outside the dealership i
Man Shot to Death by Police and Guard Near Space Force Station1d
Space Force Authorities have released very few details about a man shot and killed near the New Boston Space Force Station in New Hampshire, but a press release the state attorney general's office published yesterday includes the name of the two men who shot him. Yesterday's presser says New Boston police officer Shane Morton and security guard Peter White were involved in the shooting, though it
Video Shows Elon Musk Climbing Mechazilla Tower2d
Ride to the Top In a new video by YouTuber Tim "Everyday Astronaut" Dodd, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk can be seen ascending to the top of the space company's " Mechazilla " tower, a massive metal construction designed to aid during both launch and landing of the company's behemoth Starship spacecraft. The company has yet to launch its Starship into orbit , but it has made strides in building the hardwar
Pompeii victim's genome successfully sequenced for first time2d
Scientists say man shares similarities with modern Italians and others who lived in region during Roman empire The genome of a victim of the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius over the ancient city of Pompeii has been sequenced for the first time, scientists have revealed, shedding new light on the health and diversity of those who lived in the Roman empire at the time of the disaster. In a
Scientists Sequence First Human Genome From The Ruins of Ancient Pompeii2d
Lives reconstructed from the ashes.
Rebound COVID Is Just the Start of Paxlovid's Mysteries•2d
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The first data on Paxlovid, out last November, hinted that the COVID antiviral would cut the risk of hospitalization and death by 89 percent . Pundits called the drug " a monster breakthrough ," " miraculous ," and " the biggest advance in the pandemic since the vaccines ." " Today's news is a real game-changer ," said Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, which makes the drug. The pills are " a game
America Needs Anti-Racialism2d
President Joe Biden has declared war on white supremacy. Shortly after the hideous racist massacre in Buffalo, New York, he urged his fellow citizens to banish this hateful ideology from our public life: "We need to say, as clearly and forcefully as we can, that the ideology of white supremacy has no place in America." But what exactly do we mean by white supremacy , and what would it mean to bri
War Will Never Be This Bulky Again2d
Nearly 80 years on from the end of World War II, it is striking how much of that conflict remains with us. This is of course true in terms of historic legacy—politicians who compare themselves to Churchill, for example, or fears of German power within Europe. But Russia's invasion of Ukraine makes clear that we still live in World War II's shadow in other ways too. The Russian military, for examp
T. rex and its close relatives were warm-blooded like modern birds2d
Dinosaur metabolisms were diverse; some lineages were cold-blooded like their lizard cousins, while others were warm-blooded like their avian relatives alive today.
Hay fever & seasonal allergies: symptoms, causes & treatment2d
We explore the causes of hay fever and why you might be feeling under the weather
Here's what scientists know about mass school shootings•2d
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Of the 13 mass school shootings in the U.S., the three most deadly occurred in the last decade. Data from these attacks helped criminologists build a profile of the gunmen.
Mile-wide asteroid, the largest yet of 2022, flies safely by Earth23h
A mile-wide asteroid passed by Earth on Friday (May 27) at a distance about 10 times that of the space between the Earth and moon.
U.S. Emissions Rise 4 Percent as Drivers Log a Record Number of Miles1d
Drivers tallied 753 billion miles in the first three months of the year, the highest total on record — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Time Bandit Gets Lucky in a Huge Storm | Deadliest Catch1d
Stream Deadliest Catch on discovery+ ► https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/deadliest-catch #DeadliestCatch #Discovery #DiscoveryPlus Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Follow Us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@Discovery We're on Instagram! https://instagram.com/Discovery Join Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Disco
What It Feels Like to Lose Your Child in a Mass Shooting1d
Nicole Hockley has done all of this before. The bewildering phone call in the middle of the day. The anxious drive, followed by the waiting, the endless waiting, alongside other frantic or frozen parents. Then, at last, learning the impossible, mind-numbing news: Your child is dead. The tiny person you made with your own body, whom you fed, dressed, and taught to say thank you , was shot to death
Photos of the Week: Firefighting Goats, Lake Chair, Saint Javelin1d
A fancy-dress evening in Versailles, a destroyed industrial area in Ukraine, a mass wedding on the Uyuni Salt Flat, mourning families in Texas, migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, the Cannes Film Festival in France, a whale rescue near Mallorca, Fleet Week in New York City, and much more
First genome of Pompeii victim holds surprises2d
Man who perished nearly 2000 years ago had unexpected ancestry
Elon Musk Alarmed by Deepfake of Him Endorsing Crypto Scam•2d
Elon Musk Deepfake
Uncanny Valley A deepfaked video crypto scammers are using to convince their marks that SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has started a new investment platform is just realistic enough to look super creepy — and it's even swindled a handful of people already. A netizen posted the short clip online yesterday and tagged Musk, warning that the scam had gone viral already. The video is edited footage of
Fake Meds Sold Online Put Millions at Risk. This Is How Big The Problem Is2d
The label is a lie.
What does a black hole sound like? NASA has an answer7h
NASA began "sonifying" its famous photos of outer space to help people who are visually impaired enjoy the images. Recently, it recreated the sound of a black hole 240 million light-years away. (Image credit: NASA/CXC/Columbia Univ./C. Hailey et al.)
Eat plants, try pilates and stay positive: how to keep your body younger than your years13h
Do blueberries make you live longer? Is pilates proper exercise? How do you avoid loneliness? Botox, yes or no? Here's how to age better Who doesn't want a long and healthy life? Ageing may be non negotiable but how you do it affords some wiggle room. There is, however, no time to lose. Ideally you'd have been getting your health in order before middle age. But it's never too late to start. Each
Researchers Think They've Figured Out What Causes an Odd Behavior of Rivers21h
Someone's Selling NASA Moon Dust That Got Eaten By Cockroaches1d
Tummy Yummy This just might be the most expensive meal in history. Too bad humans didn't get to eat it! We're talking about Moon dust retrieved from the guts of bugs that scientists fed lunar soil collected by the Apollo 11 astronauts brought back in 1969. Among other critters, cockroaches ate and digested small amounts of the soil so scientists could study its effects — and the remains of the in
2,100-year-old farmstead in Israel found 'frozen in time' after owners disappeared1d
Archaeologists have unearthed the 2,100-year-old remains of a farmstead near Israel's northern Sea of Galilee.
Kitchen Sponges Help Breed Bacteria Better1d
There's a structural reason your sponge hosts so many microbes — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Hinduization of India Is Nearly Complete1d
W hen the British withdrew from the Indian subcontinent in 1947, paving the way for the independence of the newly partitioned nations of India and Pakistan, the Muslims of the region had a choice. They could resettle in Pakistan, where they would be among a Muslim majority, or remain in India, where they would live as a minority in a majority-Hindu but constitutionally secular state. For Shah Ala
The Source of Water Ice on The Moon Could Be Traced to a Seemingly Unlikely Source1d
Now we just need to go and look.
HIV Drug Helps Memories Stay Connected With Age, Intriguing Mouse Study Finds1d
Could it do the same for us?
Climate Change: MPs say building demolitions must be reduced2d
MPs say the amount of demolition and rebuilding must be reduced as it adds to the emissions driving climate change.
Mass Shootings, Young Men, and What Can Be Done2d
This is an edition of Up for Debate, a newsletter by Conor Friedersdorf. On Wednesdays, he rounds up timely conversations and solicits reader responses to one thought-provoking question. Every Monday, he publishes some thoughtful replies. Sign up for the newsletter here. Question of the Week What do you think about guns, the right to bear arms, gun deaths, and gun policy? Conversations of Note Ye
Patriotic Songs for a Cruel Country7h
The nation has selected a new musical champion, and he sings with a twang. This week, American Idol crowned Noah Thompson, a scruffy-goateed 20-year-old construction worker from Kentucky, as its 20th season's winner. On his debut single, "One Day Tonight," Thompson imagines giving a girlfriend all that she pines for: a diamond ring, a fixer-upper in Denver, a honeymoon in Vegas. He's singing abou
The Sit-Up Is Over7h
When I think of a sit-up, my mind flashes immediately to the (carpeted, for some reason) floor of my elementary-school gym. Twice a week, our teachers marched us there for ritual humiliation and light calisthenics, and under the watchful gaze of a former football coach with a whistle perpetually dangling from his lips, we'd warm up with the moves we'd been told were the building blocks of physica
Elusive Magnetic Monopoles May Be Hiding High, High Above Us, Says New Study23h
Sifting through the cosmic debris.
When will Pluto complete its first orbit since its discovery?1d
Astronomers will have to wait a while to celebrate the first complete orbit of Pluto since its discovery.
SpaceX Replacing Defective Heat Shield Before Next Astronaut Launch1d
Scorched SpaceX has run into trouble making its astronaut-ferrying spacecraft fully reusable, something the company's billionaire CEO Elon Musk has previously described as the "holy grail." According to a NASA statement, the heat shield attached to the Crew Dragon spacecraft meant to take the next crew of astronauts to the International Space Station in September as part of the Crew-5 mission, ha
Scientists Just Got Closer to Understanding Why Yawns Are So Darn Contagious1d
Try to read this without yawning…
Walmart Announces Drone Deliveries to 4 Million Households•1d
Walmart DroneUp Delivery
Special Delivery It looks like Walmart may be able to do what Amazon can't — get its drone delivery program off the ground. According to a recent press release , Walmart announced an expansion to its DroneUp program, which it claims will provide the potential to reach four million US households in six states – Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Utah and Virginia — as well as the ability to delive
The First Electric F-150 Buyer Tried to Get a Cybertruck Instead•1d
Ford F-150 Lightning
Chosen One Long ago, the ancient electric vehicle oracles prophesied that one Michigan resident would be the first to receive an electric truck delivery — but didn't clarify which auto maker would be The Chosen One. As luck would have it, Nicholas Schmidt made history yesterday when he became the first official owner of a brand new electric Ford F-150 Lightning. The electrified version of Ford's
How the world's most active volcano was born1d
A new international study led by Monash University has described for the first time what may have triggered the birth of Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in Hawaii.
An Autonomous Car Blocked a Fire Truck Responding to an Emergency1d
The incident in San Francisco cost first responders valuable time, and underscores the challenges Cruise and other companies face in launching driverless taxis.
What's hidden inside the ancient Maya pyramids?1d
The ancient Maya stashed many treasures in their pyramids, including a jaguar throne and jade masks.
Hydrogen may be a climate solution. There's debate over how clean it will truly be1d
The federal government plans to build several hydrogen hubs around the country. The goal is to find a cleaner replacement for fossil fuels. But there are challenges in how hydrogen is produced. (Image credit: Meredith Miotke for NPR)
UAE Official Says Murder Should Be Illegal in the Metaverse•2d
UAE Says Metaverse
During a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates' minister of state for artificial intelligence Omar Sultan Al Olama warned that committing serious crimes including "murder" should be made illegal in the metaverse. "If I send you a text on WhatsApp, it's text right?" Al Olama said, as quoted by CNBC . "It might terrorize you but to a certain degree it wi
Microsoft Exec Accused of Watching VR Porn in Front of Employees•2d
Microsoft VR Porn Stewart
Not Cool Microsoft's team meetings sound like a nightmare. In a new Insider investigation , dozens of employees claim misconduct is rampant at the software giant, and often excused for the "golden boys" who make the company the most money. The report alleges that an executive named Alex Kipman, who leads a team that CEO Satya Nadella is particularly reliant on, has inappropriately touched women a
Survivalist Legend Teaches the New Guy How to Survive | Naked and Afraid2d
Stream Naked and Afraid on discovery+ ► https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/naked-and-afraid #NakedAndAfraid #Discovery #Survival Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Follow Us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@Discovery We're on Instagram! https://instagram.com/Discovery Join Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discover
Children Deserve the Honest Truth About Mass Shootings•2d
Texas Children Shootings
America is in mourning. The country is processing the deaths of 19 children and two teachers, murdered on Tuesday in their elementary-school classroom by an 18-year-old gunman. The massacre marks the second-deadliest school shooting on record in the United States, and the grief that has followed can feel overwhelming even to adults who have grown used to America's regular, brutal gun violence. Fo
The Two Choices That Keep a Midlife Crisis at Bay2d
" How to Build a Life " is a weekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness. Click here to listen to his podcast series on all things happiness, How to Build a Happy Life . The dirty secret of social scientists is that a lot of research is actually "me-search." Many of us tend to study aspects of life that affect us personally, looking for solutions to our own issues.
Ground Test Finds Zero Gold! | Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine5h
Stream Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine on discovery+ ► https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/gold-rush-dave-turins-lost-mine #GoldRush #DaveTurin #DaveTurinsLostMine Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Follow Us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@Discovery We're on Instagram! https://instagram.com/Discovery Join Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow Us on T
DuckDuckGo Isn't as Private as You Think6h
Plus: A $150 million Twitter fine, a massive leak from a Chinese prison in Xinjiang, and an ISIS plot to assassinate George W. Bush.
A drug for HIV appears to reverse a type of memory loss in mice8h
In mice, the HIV drug maraviroc restored a system that links new memories that are made around the same time. The finding could help treat memory problems in people. (Image credit: ROBERT F. BUKATY/AP)
Gay Men Need a Specific Warning About Monkeypox•8h
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A disproportionate number of cases in the recent monkeypox outbreak have shown up among gay and bisexual men. And as public-health authorities investigate possible links to sexual or other close physical contact at a Pride event in the Canary Islands, a sauna in Madrid, and other gay venues in Europe, government officials are trying hard not to single out a group that endured terrible stigma at t
Dinosaurs Started Out Hot, Then Some of Them Turned Cold10h
Scientists directly measured the metabolic rate of extinct animals, which revealed that some giant dinosaurs became coldblooded.
Maths doesn't need a rebrand. We should celebrate its diversity and complexity | Letter10h
Prof Ulrike Tillmann on Andy Haldane's suggestion that maths could be rebranded as numeracy to make it more approachable I read with interest your article in response to Andy Haldane's comments suggesting maths could be rebranded as numeracy ( Pass notes, 18 May ). I welcome Mr Haldane's support for the mathematical sciences and appreciate his intent to make the subject approachable to all. Never
Scientists made a new kind of molecule bigger than some bacteria18h
A super-sized atom plus a cold ion have been combined to make a completely new molecule that is 4 micrometres across and makes extremely long molecular bonds
Early dogs may have doubled in size to protect livestock1d
Archaeological evidence suggests domestic canines bulked up between 8000 and 2000 years ago
AI solution makes the quest for elusive monolayers a lot simpler1d
One of the most tedious, daunting tasks for undergraduate assistants in university research labs involves looking hours on end through a microscope at samples of material, trying to find monolayers.
Observation of fractional exclusion statistics in quantum critical matter1d
A quantum system consisting of a large number of microscopic particles obeys statistical laws at the macroscopic level. In nature, there are two kinds of microscopic quantum particles. One is the boson satisfying the Bose-Einstein statistics, and the other is the fermion satisfying the Fermi-Dirac statistics.
Long COVID Risk Falls Only Slightly after Vaccination•1d
CDC Long Covid 15%
Results from a large study suggest that vaccines offer less protection against lingering symptoms than expected — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Solar wind a major driver of atmospheric sodium at Mercury1d
No object in the solar system experiences the sun's solar wind more powerfully than Mercury. The planet's magnetic field deflects the sun's stream of electrically charged particles at a distance of only 1,000 kilometers from Mercury's surface, a point called the magnetopause.
The future of US reproductive rights after Roe v. Wade | Mary Ziegler, Loretta J. Ross, Erika Bachiochi, Joshua Prager1d
The recent leak of the US Supreme Court's draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade — the nearly 50-year-old ruling to legalize abortion nationwide — has left many wondering what happens next for reproductive rights in the country. In a thoughtful, at times contentious conversation between legal historian Mary Ziegler, activist Loretta J. Ross, legal scholar Erika Bachiochi and journalist Joshua Pra
Why bittersweet emotions underscore life's beauty | Susan Cain1d
Life is a constant state of both joy and sorrow, dark and light, bitter and sweet. In a meditative conversation, author Susan Cain explores how being attuned to the bittersweetness of life — and being fully present for both the happy times and the sad times — helps us navigate love and loss and connect to the "insane beauty" of the world. (This conversation, hosted by TED current affairs curator
Study shows cell membrane–bound enzyme is essential for COVID-19 infection1d
The membrane-bound form of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is essential for enabling infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a study published in the journal Cell.
The Most Powerful Story The Onion Ever Wrote1d
The publication runs a version of "'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens" after every mass shooting in America.
Benjamin Franklin Meets the Blockchain1d
Plus: The early days of Y Combinator, a world without electricity, and a frightening new norm.
This New Album Makes Beautiful Music out of Gravity, the Elements and Photosynthesis1d
The British band the Sound of Science elevates edutainment on its debut — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The big new idea for making self-driving cars that can go anywhere1d
Four years ago, Alex Kendall sat in a car on a small road in the British countryside and took his hands off the wheel. The car, equipped with a few cheap cameras and a massive neural network, veered to the side. When it did, Kendall grabbed the wheel for a few seconds to correct it. The car veered again; Kendall corrected it. It took less than 20 minutes for the car to learn to stay on the road b
Bionic reading: could an ADHD-friendly hack turn me into a speed-reader? | Daniel Lavelle1d
This typographical trick certainly helps me focus. But maybe having a wandering mind isn't such a bad thing With ADHD, thoughts and impulses intrude on my focus like burglars trying to break into a house. Sometimes these crooks carefully pick the backdoor lock before they silently enter and pilfer all the silverware. At other times, stealth goes out of the window; they're kicking through the fron
Inside the 'Top Gun: Maverick' Flying Sequences•1d
Gun Maverick Cruise
The makers of the "Top Gun" sequel discuss the challenges of filming practical aerial stunts.
Is house dust mostly dead skin?1d
When you're tackling the baseboards with a dust cloth, is what you're mopping up mostly your own dead skin? That's only a little bit true.
Where rivers jump course: First global compilation of river avulsions1d
Humans have always had a complex relationship with rivers, which both fostered and threatened civilizations throughout history. Just recall Osiris, the ancient Egyptian god of death and rebirth, who was inextricably linked with the annual flooding of the Nile.
The Review: Top Gun•1d
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Top Gun: Maverick is out soon! But can any movie with fast planes, Tom Cruise, and beach volleyball truly compare to the classic fighter-pilot movie about, as writer Shirley Li puts it, "cute boys calling each other cute names"? And do audiences have an appetite anymore for what Megan Garber called an "infomercial for America" ? Find out with Shirley, Megan, and David Sims, and explore the moral
Finding coherence in quantum chaos2d
A theoretical breakthrough in understanding quantum chaos could open new paths into researching quantum information and quantum computing, many-body physics, black holes, and the still-elusive quantum to classical transition.
Google Urged to Stop Tracking Location Data Ahead of Roe Reversal•2d
Google Location US
Lawmakers argue Android phone data could be "weaponized against women" if the US Supreme Court officially overturns abortion protections.
Who Owns 4chan?2d
While the infamous imageboard's ties to mass shootings have long been clear, its relationship with a Japanese toymaker has remained remarkably murky.
Mysterious dead beaked whale covered in unusual injuries washes up on California beach2d
A dead beaked whale with mysterious injuries on its face recently washed up on a California beach. Experts are unsure why the animal died or even which species it belongs to.
Local environment and population demographics, not genetics, influence bottlenose dolphin 'names'2d
New research suggests that it is the local ocean environment and population demographics, and not genetics, that best explains the different lengths and pitches of signature whistles—the unique identifying call akin to a name—between common bottlenose dolphin populations in the Mediterranean Sea. The study is published in Scientific Reports.
Watch a robotic shoulder practice twisting and stretching human cells2d
A robotic shoulder that stretches, presses, and twists lab-grown human tendon tissue could pave the way for more successful tissue grafts. Though the field of tissue engineering is still mostly experimental, skin cells, cartilage, and even a windpipe grown from samples of human cells have been implanted in patients so far. But growing usable human tendon cells—which need to stretch and twist—has
China is looking for 'other Earths' to colonize2d
The proposed project plans to use a controversial technique to spot habitable planets.
What the Voyager Space Probes Can Teach Us About Immortality as They Sail Through Space for Eons2d
Voyager 1 is the farthest human-made object from Earth. After sweeping by Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, it is now almost 15 billion miles (24 billion kilometers) from Earth in interstellar space. Both Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, carry little pieces of humanity in the form of their Golden Records . These messages in a bottle include spoken greetings in 55 languages, sounds and image
Shattered comet could produce dazzling meteor shower: How to watch the tau Herculids2d
The comet was lost for over forty years
Dust devils and daytime upslope winds explain Mars's constant haze2d
A large team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in the U.S., Spain, France and Finland has found that frequent dust devils and daytime upslope winds are the reason for Mars's constant atmospheric haze. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their study of data from the first 216 sols of Perseverance rover's trek across the surface of parts o
Rats Learned to Hide and Seek. Scientists Learned Way More.2d
Before they could do anything else, the neuroscientists had to teach the rats how to play hide-and-seek. Michael Brecht at the Humboldt University of Berlin concocted the idea. His student Annika Reinhold trained six of their lab rodents to scurry around a room filled with obstacles and cardboard boxes, and either locate the hidden human or find a hiding spot themselves. As I reported in 2019 , t
A Bored Ape Lawsuit Won't Set the NFT Precedent Seth Green Wants•2d
Green Bored Ape NFT
After the actor's NFT and licensing agreement were stolen, he suggested going to court to win back intellectual property rights. Not so fast.
Who Is Protected Against Monkeypox?2d
Older people who received smallpox vaccinations may yet have some immunity, researchers say. Healthy children and adults generally do not become severely ill.
Satellite images show spectacular 'shark volcano' eruption in the Pacific Ocean2d
A NASA satellite recently spied the underwater eruption of a submerged volcano where sharks make their home.
Why Was the Tonga Eruption So Massive? Scientists Have New Clues2d
Early theories suggested an underwater landslide caused a catastrophic mix of magma and seawater. Recent evidence reveals an explosion unlike anything studied before.
Antifatness in the Surgical Setting2d
Weight bias compounds health problems, and surgeons need to recognize and stop it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Save your breath: traditional Kyrgyz dance helps ease chronic lung disease2d
Exercise to help COPD hospital patients is being rolled out across Kyrgyzstan and to neighbouring countries Photographs by Danil Usmanov Every day on the respiratory ward at one of Kyrgyzstan's biggest hospitals, Aidai Temiraly Kyzy, a 24-year-old nurse, puts on the music and leads her patients in the Kara Jorgo , the national dance of the central Asian country. This involves a range of body move
All-optical computation of a group of transformations using a polarization-encoded diffractive network2d
Implementing large-scale linear transformations or matrix computations plays a pivotal role in modern information processing systems. Digital computer systems need to complete up to billions of matrix operations per second to perform complex computational tasks, such as training and inference for deep neural networks. As a result, the throughput of linear transform computations can directly influe
Firearm suicides are rising in the US despite declining globally2d
In the past three decades, suicides involving guns have steadily dropped around the world. While down overall in the US since 1990, they began to climb in 2006 – coinciding with increased access to firearms
Toward customizable timber, grown in a lab2d
Each year, the world loses about 10 million hectares of forest—an area about the size of Iceland—because of deforestation. At that rate, some scientists predict the world's forests could disappear in 100 to 200 years.
Zoo Saving DNA From Rare Animals In Case They Go Extinct2d
Still Around Animal researchers in the UK are teaming up in an attempt to save endangered species from permanent extinction. England's Chester Zoo announced a partnership earlier this week with a tissue bank called Nature's SAFE to cryogenically freeze genetic material from animals that pass away at the zoo. Their cells could be used to save species from extinction in the future, according to a p
The Secret Math Behind Mind-Reading Magic Tricks1d
In our most recent Insights puzzle, I challenged readers to figure out how certain magic tricks work. The tricks in question were of the sort where the magician somehow divines the identity of your hidden numbers or playing cards. But how does the magician correctly deduce what's in your mind based on seemingly no information? As we'll see below, the secret is to extract just enough information t
Tracking chirality in real time2d
Chiral molecules exist in two forms, called enantiomers, which are mirror images of each other and non-superimposable—much like a pair of hands. While they share most chemical and physical properties, enantiomers can have adverse effects in (bio)chemical phenomena. For example, a protein or enzyme may only bind one enantiomeric form of a target molecule. Consequently, identification and control of
Covid-19 news: Reinfection eight times higher with omicron than delta•2d
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A regular round-up of the latest coronavirus news, plus insight, features and interviews from New Scientist about the covid-19 pandemic
China industrial profits fall as lockdown pain spreads•1d
China Industrial April
Contraction heaps more pressure on government that insists on sticking to zero-Covid strategy
Robot developed that's smaller than a flea•2d
Remote Controlled Robot
Researchers at Northwestern University in the United States have created robots less than 1mm big.
Made to measure: why we can't stop quantifying our lives2d
From ancient Egyptian cubits to fitness tracker apps, humankind has long been seeking ever more ways to measure the world – and ourselves. But what is this doing to us? If anything exemplifies the power of measurement in contemporary life, it is Standard Reference Peanut Butter. It's the creation of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and sold to industry at a price of $1
Researchers reconstruct Earth's carbon cycle using thermodynamic modeling and plate tectonic reconstructions2d
Researchers from the School of Earth Sciences at The University of Western Australia have helped reconstruct the cycle of carbon in the Earth using thermodynamic modeling and plate tectonic reconstructions dating back 250 million years.
Quashing Racist Pseudoscience Is Science's Responsibility1d
The recent act of racist terrorism in Buffalo has raised the stakes on how science is communicated and sold.
Hummingbirds may struggle to go any further uphill1d
Any animal ascending a mountain experiences a double whammy of impediments: The air gets thinner as it also becomes colder, which is particularly problematic for creatures struggling to keep warm when less oxygen is available. For tiny animals with the highest-octane lifestyles, such as hovering hummingbirds, the challenges of relocating to higher levels to evade climate change may be too much, bu
EU pursues centralised purchase of monkeypox vaccine and antiviral drug•1d
US CDC Monkeypox Vaccine
Contracts expected to be finalised next week as cases continue to climb
Egg-eating humans helped drive Australia's 'thunder bird' to extinction1d
Scientists link eggshell remains to giant Genyornis newtoni
Which US laws have been shown to cut gun violence and mass shootings?•18h
US Inslee Gun Violence
In the aftermath of yet another school shooting, many people in the US are desperate for solutions to the country's gun violence epidemic. Andrew Morral from the research initiative Gun Policy in America discusses the latest evidence on which interventions work
In wake of hurricane, microbial ecosystem remarkably resilient1d
After sustaining seemingly catastrophic hurricane damage, a primordial groundcover vital to sustaining a multitude of coastal lifeforms bounced back to life in a matter of months.
When Stranger Things Finally Gave Its Villain a Voice1d
This article contains spoilers for the first seven episodes of Stranger Things Season 4. Only on Netflix's sci-fi horror drama Stranger Things have teenagers gotten used to fighting interdimensional demons. Early in Season 4, Robin (played by Maya Hawke) offers an explanation for her and her friends' nonchalance in dealing with threats from the Upside Down, the desolate alternate realm that regul
Britain is paving the way for gene-edited food – will the public stomach it?1d
Twenty years ago, the anti-GM movement had wide backing. Experts say the current mood on gene editing is softer At the height of the anti-GM movement, in 1999, the then head of Greenpeace UK, Peter Melchett, was charged with theft and criminal damage after scything down a field of genetically modified maize. In a decisive victory for the anti-GM movement, Lord Melchett and 27 fellow activists wer
Pollen Grains Carry Hundreds of Plant Viruses2d
"Sexually transmitted" plant viruses may be on the rise because of agricultural activity — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
What Really Happens When Mercury Is in Retrograde7h
You've probably heard some version of the line, usually delivered with a sigh. Someone is having a crappy day. Or they're in a weird mood. Or nothing seems to be going right, despite their best efforts. And they've laid the blame on Mercury, the smallest planet in our solar system, nearest to the sun. Everything is Mercury's fault. The darn thing is in retrograde. And in fact, it's happening righ
Monkeypox may have been spreading in UK for years1d
The monkeypox virus may have been spreading at low levels in the United Kingdom for years now, only becoming detectable in the last month, according to health officials.
Keeping a Business Safe without a Mask Mandate Requires a Nuanced Approach1d
Government or company-wide mandates give businesses cover for policies perceived as political — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientists Must Consider the Risk of Racist Misappropriation of Research2d
The Buffalo massacre shooter contorted genetic studies to support his hateful views — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Inside Charm Industrial's big bet on corn stalks for carbon removal•2d
Alphabet Carbon Removal
In recent weeks, a crew of staffers from a company called Charm Industrial have been working on the edge of Kansas corn fields, moving rolled bales of stalks, leaves, husks, and tassels up to a white semi-trailer. Inside, a contraption called a pyrolyzer uses high temperatures in the absence of oxygen to break down the plant material into a mix of biochar and bio-oil. The former will eventually g
What guppy guts can teach us about evolution1d
On the list of scientific tools that help us understand health, evolution or the environment, the Trinidadian guppy doesn't often come to mind.
We Tell Ourselves Stories About Money to Live2d
Stories about American capitalism tend to have a recognizable villain: the robber baron, the business tycoon, the financial investor, your boss. But, as Karl Marx once put it, the evil capitalist "is only capital personified." Far more chilling, he wrote, are the workings of capital itself, which, "vampire-like, only lives by sucking living labour, and lives the more, the more labour it sucks." W
Everything You Need to Know About Monkeypox•1d
Monkeypox WHO Countries
Here's how to recognize monkeypox's symptoms, how to prevent and treat the disease, and what to do if you think you've been exposed to it.
Cyberpunk Overload! It's the Summer of the Robot Vending Machine1d
Robotic Vending Machine The days of having to walk over to a vending machine to pick up a snack may be numbered. Now they're going to start coming to you. Robotic vending machines are making their way to malls, airports, and even grocery stores across the US, Axios reports . Take Tortoise, for instance, a startup that claims to have created the first remote-controlled store on wheels , The compan
What Do Those Pesky 'Cookie Preferences' Pop-Ups Really Mean?•1d
We asked the engineer who invented cookies what they mean and how to handle them.
Male mice are terrified of bananas. Here's why.10h
Scientists recently linked elevated stress levels in male mice to a compound found in females' urine — and bananas.
Why is grass green?1h
Here's why grass is green and not blue or purple.
Encore: The United States' only native parrot is being studied, to save it1d
We know the bird can mimic human speech; now a researcher is trying to understand parrot-to-parrot communication. He's looking at the red-crowned parrot, which is the only parrot native to the U.S.
New study maps financial ownership of over $1 trillion of the fossil fuel industry's projected 'stranded asset' loss2d
Driven by technological, societal and political change, renewable energy technologies are progressively replacing fossil fuels.
Male wolf spiders get luckier following complex courtships1d
Some male wolf spiders seem to get luckier than others when it comes to courting females. The secret of their courtship? It's complicated, says a new study led by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Astronomers will train James Webb Telescope's high-precision spectrographs on two intriguing rocky exoplanets1d
With its mirror segments beautifully aligned and its scientific instruments undergoing calibration, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is just weeks away from full operation. Soon after the first observations are revealed this summer, Webb's in-depth science will begin.
Researcher describes how extraterrestrial civilizations could colonize the galaxy even if they don't have starships1d
Astronomers have searched for extraterrestrial civilizations in planetary systems for sixty years, to no avail. In the paper published by International Journal of Astrobiology, Cambridge University Press, and titled "Migrating extraterrestrial civilizations and interstellar colonization: Implications for SETI and SETA," Irina K. Romanovskaya proposes that the search for extraterrestrial intelligen
The 'Form' Element Created the Modern Web. Was It a Big Mistake?2d
A little HTML widget gave us all-powerful Amazon and Facebook. There's no closing Pandora's text box now.
Art Plundered From Africa Stolen Back, Sold as NFTs1d
NFT Robin Hood Stealing from the rich to give to the poor is arguably pretty awesome — but stealing from colonial museums to put money back in the pockets of African artists is, somehow, even cooler. Billing itself as "the world's first digital repatriation of stolen art to the Metaverse," the Looty non-fungible token (NFT) project aims to digitally "steal" ancient African art back from instituti
The Mystery of China's Sudden Warnings About US Hackers2d
The Chinese government recently began saber-rattling about American cyberespionage. The catch? It's all old news.
Diatoms are under threat of decline due to ocean acidification, study shows2d
While calcifying organisms like oysters and corals have difficulty forming their shells and skeletons in more acidic seawater, diatoms have been considered less susceptible to the effects of ocean acidification—a chemical change triggered by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2). The globally widespread tiny diatoms use silica, a compound of silicon, oxygen and hydrogen, as a building material for th
What a Book Can Do for a Girl1d
Less than halfway through Hayao Miyazaki's animated feature Spirited Away , a 10-year-old girl gets her name back. She's lost too many things since stumbling into a supernatural world—her parents, even briefly her physical body. The retrieval of her name, followed by a friend's kind gift of a fresh meal, loosens up all her stored grief. Chihiro cries freely for what's been taken between bites of
How Charm Industrial hopes to use crops to cut steel emissions•2d
China Swiss Steeltec
Charm Industrial has gained attention for its unusual approach to storing away carbon dioxide: converting plant matter into bio-oil that it then pumps into deep wells and salt caverns. (See related story .) But the San Francisco startup is now exploring whether that oil could be used to cut emissions from iron and steelmaking as well, pursuing a new technical path for cleaning up the dirtiest ind
High prices make wealthy people feel entitled to unsustainable goods1d
High prices may not deter wealthy people from buying unsustainable goods—instead, they might actually trigger those in the upper class to buy these products, according to a new study.
Is Online Presence a Turnoff?1d
T he narrator of Patricia Lockwood's 2021 novel, No One Is Talking About This , is a caricature of an "extremely online" person. She's constantly on her phone, inhaling an enormous amount of content each day: bizarre makeup hacks, dog videos, pictures of breakfast food and people's bruises. Her speech is peppered with the slang and nihilistic humor of her feed. While her younger sister is focused
Chemists use light energy to produce small molecular rings2d
In the search for new active agents in medicine, molecules whose atoms are linked in rings are becoming increasingly important. Such ring systems have particularly suitable properties for producing such active agents and they are driving the development of innovative treatments for malignant tumours, as well as for neurodegenerative and infectious diseases. A team of chemists headed by Prof. Frank
Cockroach-eaten Apollo 11 moon dust goes up for auction1d
For sale: One small sample of the moon brought back to Earth in 1969 by the Apollo 11 astronauts. Condition: Well-traveled and once digested.
Strange gamma ray flashes from lightning storms may have explanation1d
Flashes of gamma radiation that seem to be produced by lightning storms have puzzled researchers for some time, but now there may be an explanation
'How Are They Weapons? That's Only a Flashlight!'2d
During the protests in Hong Kong, young people carried laser pointers, umbrellas, and plastic ties—objects that sometimes led to their arrest, and years of legal limbo.
7 things to do to avoid dementia even if you have high genetic risk2d
A study of people in the US suggests those at high genetic risk of dementia are less likely to develop the condition if they improve their lives in seven ways
How Criminal-Justice Reform Fell Apart•2d
Police George Floyd
A typical way to think about history is as a series of turning points. Sometimes it's just as useful to think about the moments that looked like turning points and then turned out not to be. For a brief period, culminating two summers ago, the United States seemed to be on the verge of a serious rethinking of its approach to criminal justice. Years of falling crime had made citizens open to new p
A quantum computer could catch its own errors on any calculation•2d
Error Quantum Computing
A set of 16 qubits has been arranged so that they may be able to run any calculation error-free – a crucial step toward building quantum computers that can outpace traditional ones
Oat milk: nutrition facts and health benefits2d
A complete guide to oat milk nutrition and how this plant-based drink stacks up against other milk alternatives
What happens in our brains when we 'hear' our own thoughts?8h
Brain regions that activate when we hear speech out loud are also active when we think about speech.
The Atlantic Daily: The Only Sure Outcome of Depp v. Heard1d
Tomorrow, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's six-week defamation trial comes to a close. Depp is suing Heard, his ex-wife, for $50 million, accusing her of defaming him in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she refers to herself—without naming him—as "a public figure representing domestic abuse." Heard, in turn, filed a $100 million defamation counterclaim against Depp. The jury will likely issue a
Siberian tundra could virtually disappear by mid-millennium1d
Due to global warming, temperatures in the Arctic are climbing rapidly. As a result, the treeline for Siberian larch forests is steadily advancing to the north, gradually supplanting the broad expanses of tundra which are home to a unique mix of flora and fauna. Experts from the Alfred Wegener Institute have now prepared a computer simulation of how these woods could spread in the future, at the t
Cops Are Now Deepfaking Murder Victims To Catch Their Killers1d
Cold Case Detectives are trying something that appears to never have been done before: deepfaking a murder victim in a last-ditch attempt to bring his killer to justice. As Euronews reports , Dutch police are describing their use of "deepfake" technology in the cold case of Sedar Soares' 2003 murder a "world first." The 13-year-old Soares was shot dead in a parking garage in Rotterdam nearly twen
Brain cancer immunotherapy in mice more effective with drug coating1d
A nanoparticle coat helps an immunotherapy drug cross the blood-brain barrier in mice so it can target brain tumours more effectively
Tsunami threats are greatly underestimated in current models, new research shows2d
The 2004 Sumatra earthquake generated one of the most destructive tsunamis ever recorded, with 100-foot waves that killed nearly 230,000 and resulted in an estimated $10 billion in damage. It also ushered in a new understanding that potent tsunamis are triggered by shallow earthquake ruptures of underwater fault lines. Future tsunamis are likely to be just as severe, if not worse, potentially kill
Meet the Salamanders That Can Glide Wherever They Need to Go2d
With the greatest of ease it twists and turns from the tops of redwood trees.
Why do men have facial hair but women don't?2d
Do you sport a Fu Manchu? Muttonchops? A soul patch? If so, you can chalk your ability to grow facial hair up to your hormones.
The Atlantic Daily: When You Get COVID Again and Again21h
The coronavirus is nothing if not scrappy. In the two and a half years since the microbe hurtled into our midst, it has infected most Americans —probably most of the world's population—and researchers have cooked up several lifesaving vaccines. And yet, the virus keeps finding new ways to spread quickly among us, sometimes infiltrating the same hosts again and again and again. Scientists think SA
Fonte de orgulho nacional, INPE luta para sobreviver1d
Cortes orçamentários, fuga de cérebros e ataques políticos desmoralizam um ícone da ciência sul-americana
Climate Change Threatens Important African Coastal Sites1d
Dozens of important cultural, social, and ecological places are already at risk from climate hazards.
A nanoparticle and inhibitor trigger the immune system, outsmarting brain cancer2d
Scientists at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center were optimistic when they identified a small molecule that blocked a key pathway in brain tumors. But there was a problem: How to get the inhibitor through the bloodstream and into the brain to reach the tumor.
How to Switch to Google Fi7h
Here's everything you need to know about switching from Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T to the search giant's cell phone service.
'Flash Droughts' Are the Midwest's Next Big Climate Threat7h
New research shows that dry weather is coming on more quickly than before, with little advance warning. It could devastate farmers.
The Download: Locking up carbon with corn, and the path to greener steel2d
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. Inside Charm Industrial's big bet on corn stalks for carbon removal In recent weeks, a crew of staffers from a company called Charm Industrial have been working on the edge of Kansas corn fields, moving rolled bales of stalks, leaves, husks, and tassels up to
Three chaperones coordinate the breakup of amyloid fibrils in yeast1d
In a finding that has important ramifications for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, RIKEN researchers have discovered how three chaperone molecules in yeast cells work together to break up beta-sheet-rich fibrillar protein aggregates known as amyloid fibrils.
Tool reveals facial expressions of common marmosets2d
How could a human mother tell that her child is upset? Humans can distinguish the meanings of facial expressions of our fellow species either explicitly through speech or implicitly by context.
How to Fix Twitter—And All of Social Media2d
Those debating the future of Twitter and other social-media platforms have largely fallen into two opposing camps. One supports individuals' absolute freedom of speech; the other holds that speech must be modulated through content moderation , and by tweaking the ways in which information spreads. It sounds like an old-fashioned confrontation between the idealists and the realists, but in this ca
Scientists identify how the brain links memories2d
Our brains lose the ability to link related memories as we age. Scientists genetically restored this brain function in middle-aged mice and identified an FDA-approved drug that achieves the same thing. The study suggests a new approach for combating middle-aged memory loss and a possible early intervention for dementia.
Warp drive experiment to turn atoms invisible could finally test Stephen Hawking's most famous prediction6h
The experiment will investigate the Unruh effect, which is produced by a mixture of quantum mechanics and special relativity
The Ugly Truth About the Beautiful Game11h
The philosopher Roger Scruton once wrote that people become conservative as they experience loss; the sense of passing, of dying and death. Loss gives them a love of things as they are, a desire to hold, to protect, to conserve — even if all attempts to do so come too late. I thought of this recently when I found myself in the absurd situation of feeling sad that a multimillionaire French soccer
How to Make a Microphone … From a Face Mask1d
The results won't be high fidelity, but you can definitely turn sound into electric signals using an N95 and some physics knowledge.
Inside an Arctic Expedition, Natural History of Fragrance, Essays on Places in Peril, and More1d
Recommendations from the editors of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Download: Driverless cars' AI plan, and stretching cells with a robotic shoulder1d
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. The big new idea for making self-driving cars that can go anywhere Four years ago, Alex Kendall sat in a car on a small road in the British countryside and took his hands off the wheel. The car, equipped with a few cheap cameras and a massive neural network, v
Deforestation surges in Brazil Atlantic Forest: report2d
Deforestation surged 66 percent last year in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, according to a new report, compounding fears over the rampant destruction of the Amazon rainforest further north.
The Breaking Point Is Here—Again8h
Tragedies converge, apocalypse colors the air, and digital realities no longer suffice. Eventually everything, and everyone, cracks.
Proteins in human bones near Pompeii survived temperatures of 500°C18h
Many ancient Romans died when the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by hot volcanic ash, but the high temperatures didn't destroy proteins in their skeletons
New non-radioactive, neutral reagent reveals viruses in clear detail1d
Seeing is believing—or, for scientists, the beginning of understanding. Researchers can visualize atomically small details with transmission electron microscopy (TEM) by beaming electrons through the sample and capturing their interactions to form an image. But such tiny specimens can evade the electrons, so they need to be specially treated with heavy metals to ensure interactions. To see viruses
How mice choose the best escape route2d
Escaping imminent danger is essential for survival. Animals must learn a new environment fast enough for them to be able to choose the shortest route to safety. But how do they do this without ever having experienced threat in the new environment?
Chemists reveal how tau proteins form tangles1d
One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease is the presence of neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. These tangles, made of tau proteins, impair neurons' ability to function normally and can cause the cells to die.
The Most Ill-Advised Libel Trial Since Oscar Wilde's1d
This article was featured in One Story to Read Today, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a single must-read from The Atlantic , Monday through Friday. Sign up for it here. At its core , the "Wagatha Christie" trial awaiting judgment in London is a clash between different ideas of celebrity. The combatants are two prominent "WAGs"—the wives and girlfriends of English footballers. Coleen R
Community-led science uncovers high air pollution from fracking in Ohio county2d
Some residents of Belmont County in eastern Ohio have long suffered from headaches, fatigue, nausea and burning sensations in their throats and noses. They suspected these symptoms were the result of air pollution from fracking facilities that dominate the area, but regulators dismissed and downplayed their concerns.
Finding a PlayStation 5 Is About to Get Easier6h
Plus: Google Assistant comes to the Samsung Galaxy Watch4, and a new virtual space for streaming 360-degree audio invites you to jack in.
Gene linked to severe learning disabilities governs cell stress response22h
A gene that has been associated with severe learning disabilities in humans has been found to also play a vital role in cells' response to environmental stress, according to a Duke University study appearing May 24 in the journal Cell Reports.
Bricks made of dust from the Moon and Mars could make space buildings2d
Baking a mixture of saltwater and materials that mimic dust from the moon or Mars at a high temperature produced sturdy bricks that could be used to build human habitats in space
The 34 Best Memorial Day Deals on Tech, Gaming, Home, and More1d
Summer is within reach. Save on WIRED-Recommended Bluetooth speakers, TVs, hot-weather essentials, and more this weekend.
Are TikTok Algorithms Changing How People Talk About Suicide?1d
Social media users have adopted terms like unalive to avoid platform censorship. But not using the word suicide can stigmatize it.
Solar Orbiter's pictures of the sun are every bit as dramatic as you were hoping2d
On March 26, the ESA's Solar Orbiter made its closest approach to the sun so far. It ventured inside Mercury's orbit and was about one-third the distance from Earth to the sun. It was hot but worth it.
7-day plant-based diet meal plan6h
Eat more plants without spending extra time in the kitchen with our expert-backed plant-based diet meal plan
Beyerdynamic's DT 700 Pro X Can Make the Old Sound New Again1d
What if the best headphones for gaming, movies, and music are the kind studios use to make them?
What the Voyager space probes can teach humanity about immortality and legacy2d
Voyager 1 is the farthest human-made object from Earth. After sweeping by Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, it is now almost 15 billion miles (24 billion kilometers) from Earth in interstellar space. Both Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, carry little pieces of humanity in the form of their Golden Records. These messages in a bottle include spoken greetings in 55 languages, sounds and images f
Scientists assemble largest-ever family tree for primates2d
Scientists at the University of Chicago and the University of Leeds have assembled the largest and most comprehensive family tree of the order primates, including both living and extinct species.
In Dot's Home, Your Choices Are Often Illusions7h
The game tackles housing inequality, gentrification, racism, and generational trauma with elegance and empathy.
Naked Emperors and Laptop Class Doctors2d
The authors of this statement are anti-vaccine: "The idea that everyone must be vaccinated against COVID-19 is as misguided as the anti-vax idea that no one should. The former is more dangerous for public health." The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
Vanuatu declares climate emergency10h
Vanuatu's parliament has declared a climate emergency, with the low-lying island nation's prime minister flagging a US$1.2 billion cost to cushion climate change's impacts on his country.
Cu-Fe catalyst facilitates ambient-pressure conversion of CO2 into long-chain olefins1d
A research team led by Prof. Zeng Jie from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) developed a novel Cu-Fe catalyst that can realize the production of long-chain olefins by CO2 hydrogenation under low pressure.
Robot that can do laundry by itself will help test washing machines2d
A completely automated system for using a washing machine, from loading to unloading, is already being used for appliance tests by one manufacturer
Decline of diatoms due to ocean acidification2d
Diatoms are the most important producers of plant biomass in the ocean and help to transport carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere into the deep ocean and thus regulate our climate. Because diatoms rely on silica rather than calcium carbonate to build their shells, they were previously thought to benefit from ocean acidification — a chemical change in seawater triggered by the increasing uptak
One in every 50 planets may have been stolen from other stars2d
Planets can be snatched from one solar system by another in the early lives of stars born in dense clusters of dust and gas
Missing link between Alzheimer's and vascular disease found?2d
A gene called FMNL2 may explain why people with hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, or obesity have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
25 Best Memorial Day Sales on Grills, Camping, and Outdoor Gear2d
This long weekend marks the beginning of summer in the US, and it's a good time to score a deal on equipment for your next adventure.
Common prostate cancer medications may be less safe than previously thought2d
Men taking either of the two most common oral medications for advanced prostate cancer who had also undergone hormone therapy to treat their disease were at higher risk of serious metabolic or cardiovascular issues than patients who were only receiving hormone therapy, researchers found.
Nearly 108,000 overdose deaths in US in 20212d
A grim prediction made half a decade ago by epidemiologists and modelers has come true: More than 100,000 people are now dying from drug overdoses annually in the U.S.
California investigating sick and dying brown pelicans22h
Wildlife authorities are trying to determine why large numbers of California brown pelicans are being found sick and dying.
Specialists Find Art Could Relieve Chronic Pain1d
Researchers are finding that enjoying art at a museum, concert, or in the depths of a great novel can do wonders for your mood and can relieve pain.
Hubble views an interacting spiral1d
This image, taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, features the spiral galaxy NGC 3509. Located some 350 million light-years away, NGC 3509 is an interesting galaxy whose sweeping tidal tail (not visible in this image) offers hints of its evolution.
Intermittent fasting for beginners: Expert tips on how to get started2d
New to intermittent fasting? We break down everything you should know before starting an intermittent fasting routine
Peruvian scientist accused of sexual harassment wins defamation judgment1d
Human rights groups and scientists condemn decision as a blow to #MeToo in Latin America
NASA images reveal 'Sharkcano' eruption, where sharks live near active underwater volcano1d
An underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean has begun to erupt, NASA images show. Living there: Sharks that can withstand extreme temperatures.
Plume's SuperPods Offer Fast Wi-Fi and Motion Sensing1d
This plug-and-play mesh system delivers fast Wi-Fi and features, like motion sensing, that we've never seen before in a router.
Estimating impact and defining a future-ready cybersecurity strategy with brand risk calculator2d
Thank you for joining us on "The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity." Watch Bill Mew, digital ethics campaigner and CEO of CrisisTeam.co.uk talk to Vishal Salvi, SVP & CISO at Infosys, and Ameya Kapnadak, chief growth officer and head of consulting at Interbrand India, about why brands need to implement a well-defined, evolving cybersecurity strategy to ensure continued brand trust—and how th
On Mars, NASA's Perseverance rover's playlist is like no other2d
Since NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars, its two microphones have recorded hours of audio that provide valuable information about the Martian atmosphere.
Gene-replacement therapy is helping children overcome fatal diseases18h
Replacing faulty genes with healthy ones has enabled several children with rare genetic disorders to have typical life experiences, such as attending school and living with their families
Artificial intelligence helps in the identification of astronomical objects1d
Classifying celestial objects is a long-standing problem. With sources at near unimaginable distances, sometimes it's difficult for researchers to distinguish between objects such as stars, galaxies, quasars or supernovae.
Bowflex SelectTech 552 adjustable dumbbells review6min
The Bowflex SelectTech 552 adjustable dumbbells made our home workouts more efficient
There are so many benefits when it comes to home solar energy. From helping save the earth to saving you money, investing in solar panels is something you'll want to consider.10min
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Rethinking air conditioning amid climate change: ACs and refrigerators help keep people safe—but they also further warm the planet.10min
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Belgian scientists say they have found a technique to apply Moore's Law to neural implants, and expect their Neuropixels implant to interface with 100,000 neurons by 202510min
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Hitachi launches Lumada Inspection Insights and strengthens digital and green portfolio10min
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Robotic Shoulders May Be The Key to Lab-Made Tendon Grafts1h
It's not a stretch.
Estimating short and longer-term exposure of domestic cats to dietary iodine fluctuation2h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13139-8
Se video: Fransk elbus bryder ud i flammer – nu er modellen taget ud af drift2h
Elbusser udgør ikke en større risiko end dieselbusser, forklarer Kjeld Nørregaard fra Teknologisk Institut.
JaxJox DumbbellConnect adjustable dumbbells review3h
The JaxJox DumbbellConnect adjustable dumbbells are best in class, offering premium performance and some space-savvy benefits
Quantitative study for control of air–liquid segmented flow in a 3D-printed chip using a vacuum-driven system3h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13165-6
Best Cordless Phones of 2022•3h
Phone 2022 Lumia Nord
Cordless phones aren't an outdated technology just yet, especially when you take a look at the best cordless phones on the market. Today's cordless phones aren't the clunky, battery-zapping models of the past. They're sleek, with high-end devices that improve clarity and range. There are many reasons to keep a landline, from running a home business to poor cell coverage in your area. Cordless pho
What are the benefits of squats?4h
The benefits of squats are wide and varied – discover the science behind why this type of compound exercise is so beneficial
Climate Change Has Been Killing Rainforest Trees For Longer Than We Realized4h
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European Cities Are Turning Rooftops Into Community and Sustainability Hubs: 'A revolution in urban planning'4h
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Any information on alternatives to stomach meshes?4h
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future of transport industry?4h
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Intro to an Intellectual Property Revolution4h
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 28)5h
ROBOTICS Dyson Reveals Its Big Bet…Robots Jasper Jolly | The Guardian "Dyson has signaled it is placing a 'big bet' on producing robots capable of household chores by 2030, as it looks to move beyond the vacuum cleaners, fans and dryers that made its founder one of the wealthiest British businessmen. The company, founded by billionaire Sir James Dyson, on Wednesday published photographs of robot
It's Time for Science to Take Down Bullies in Its Own Ranks6h
Academics too often use intellectual attainment to excuse abusive behavior. That needs to stop — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
AXL/CDCP1/SRC axis confers acquired resistance to osimertinib in lung cancer6h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12995-8
Keto diet for beginners: Meal ideas, safety & expert tips7h
New to keto? Our guide to the keto diet for beginners will help you to get started
What Is 32-Bit Float Audio, and Should You Record In It?7h
Is it the end of setting levels? Just another recording gimmick? Well, it's somewhere in between.
Weekend reads: Female driver stereotypes; 'stealth research'; AI comes to fake scientific images7h
Would you consider a donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: Journal about 'ambient intelligence' retracts more than 50 papers at once The "internet may be a challenging venue": Biomedical engineering group up to four retractions Drug researchers in Russia have four papers subjected to expressions … Continue reading
Nokia boss predicts when we will move away from smartphones, and the arrival of 6G8h
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Google Has Banned the Training of Deepfakes in Colab8h
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How to Clean Your Vinyl Records (Because They're Filthy!)8h
Those clicks and pops aren't supposed to be there! Give your music a bath with this handy guide.
High sensitivity refractive index sensing using zone plate metasurfaces with a conical phase profile9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12849-3
Torsional and lateral eigenmode oscillations for atomic resolution imaging of HOPG in air under ambient conditions9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13065-9
Controlled nano-agglomerates as stabile SERS reporters for unequivocal labelling9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12989-6
Simplified model for pre-code RC column exposed to fire followed by earthquake9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13188-z
Evaluating building performance in healthcare facilities using entropy and graph heuristic theories9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13004-8
Multivariate statistical approach and machine learning for the evaluation of biogeographical ancestry inference in the forensic field9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12903-0
Data mining analyses for precision medicine in acromegaly: a proof of concept9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12955-2
Sources, toxicity potential, and human health risk assessment of heavy metals-laden soil and dust of urban and suburban areas as affected by industrial and mining activities9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12345-8
Fishing capacity evaluation of fishing vessel based on cloud model9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12852-8
The lung microbiome in HIV-positive patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis9h
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12970-3
Climate change effect on Peruvian glaciers debated in German court10h
German judges and experts have arrived at the edge of a melting glacier high up in the Peruvian Andes to examine a complaint made by a local farmer who accuses energy giant RWE of threatening his home by contributing to global warming.
17 years post-Katrina, New Orleans-area protections complete10h
Seventeen years after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers has completed an extensive system of floodgates, strengthened levees and other protections.
US review traces massive New Mexico fire to planned burns10h
Two fires that merged to create the largest wildfire in New Mexico history have both been traced to planned burns set by U.S. forest managers as preventative measures, federal investigators announced Friday.
Scientists reverse ageing in old mice using brain fluid from younger mice11h
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Author Correction: Elevated aldosterone and blood pressure in a mouse model of familial hyperaldosteronism with ClC-2 mutation12h
Nature Communications, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-29242-3
Nu skal der deles sundhedsdata over grænsen: Spørgsmålet er, hvad vi vil gå med til12h
PLUS. Det europæiske sundhedsdataområde skal bl.a. gøre det nemmere for EU-landene at dele sundhedsdata.
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PimEyes: An alarmingly accurate face search engine that anyone can use13h
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Unika satellitbilder visar hur gigantiska floder ändrar rutt15h
Att stora floder ändrar kurs förväntas bli vanligare på grund av mänsklig aktivitet och klimatförändringar, visar en ny studie. Spela klippet för att se hur floden Sefīd-Rūd i Iran ändrat sin väg sedan 1972.
Stor ökning av urbana inomhusodlingar i Sverige15h
Tomater odlade i en källarlokal eller sallad från ett höghus. I Sverige har den urbana odlingen ökat kraftigt och under de senaste fem åren har antal företag som odlar inomhus i våra städer mer än fördubblats.
Russian Academics Aim to Punish Colleagues Who Backed Ukraine Invasion16h
A campaign is circulating a list of dozens of researchers in the hopes they will be denied the prestige of election into the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Peking University & Northwestern University engineers have developed the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot. Just a 0,5mm wide, the tiny crabs can bend, twist, crawl, walk, turn and even jump17h
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AI beats a thousand of the world's best human crossword solvers18h
A crossword-solving AI has beaten more than a thousand of the best human solvers at the prestigious American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
Robot that climbs through gut without losing grip could deliver drugs18h
A robot that uses its spiked feet to cling to the mucus-covered lining of the gut could one day climb through the human body to install monitoring devices or deliver therapies
NASA awards $2 million to advance rainbow-coloured solar sail project18h
As part of its Innovative Advanced Concepts programme, NASA has given a major award to a team working on solar sails that can move in any direction using ridges that diffract light like prisms do
3D-printed tourniquets could save lives in conflict zones18h
Blockades and supply issues limit access to life-saving medical devices in war zones. Companies are creating open-source 3D-printed products to fill the gap
No Hard/Easy Consciousness without Multisensory Integration18h
Mammalian consciousness is predicated on multisensory integration. There is no way to understand what it is to be, without sensory input and there is no way to know, without sensory integration and relay, to the memory. Integration occurs at relay centers — transforming senses before heading out. Olfactory bulb for smell, thalamus for others. Integration is convergence into uniformity. The unifor
EGU2022 – A personal diary from a science enthusiast perspective20h
After two years of Corona-induced online meetings in 2020 and 2021 , this year's General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) started on Monday May 23 both on premise in Vienna and online as a hybrid conference. I spent the whole week in Vienna, picking and chosing sessions I was interested in. This blog post will be a compilation – a kind of diary – of the happenings from my perspect
The surprising locales where rivers are prone to jump their banks20h
Nature, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01483-8 Rivers that change course, sometimes in just a few days, can expose large numbers of people to deadly floods.
Genetic Mutations Can Be Benign or Cancerous—a New Method to Differentiate Between Them Could Lead to Better Treatments22h
Tumors contain thousands of genetic changes, but only a few are actually cancer-causing. A quicker way to identify these driver mutations could lead to more targeted cancer treatments.
When hurricanes strike, social media can save lives22h
Everyone knows that while disinformation is a problem, social media is a powerful tool for communicating fast in an emergency.
Filosofiprofessorn om skolan: "Systemet har svikit barnen"22h
En förklaring bakom den allt mer pressade situationen för svenska elever med höga stressnivåer är styrsystemet "new public management" inom offentlig sektor, menar Jonna Bornemark, filosofiprofessor som nu reagerar på Vetenskapens världs Det svenska skolexperimentet. Hon pekar på att det mänskliga försvinner i dagens skola.
Best Waterproof Phone Cases of 202222h
Waterproof phone cases prepare your phone for adventure with powerful splash protection and will keep your phone dry, even when it's submerged for long periods of time. These waterproof phone cases often include some of the features of traditional phone cases, such as drop protection, while others work like miniaturized dry bags and often hook onto your neck or arm using a lanyard or cord. The fo
New light-powered catalysts could aid in manufacturing22h
Chemists designed a new photoredox catalyst that could make it easier to incorporate light-driven reactions into continuous flow manufacturing processes. The polymer catalysts could be used to coat tubing and perform chemical transformations on reactants as they flow through the tube.
Coronapod: 'A generational loss' – COVID's devastating impact on education23h
Nature, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01503-7 How research could help reclaim months of lost education for billions of school students around the world
Smart Pacemaker Harmlessly Dissolves in the Body After It's No Longer Needed23h
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World Building Contest Imagines Happy Futures With Superintelligent AI23h
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Revisiting the history of CPT theorem1d
A new review looks at an important and often overlooked aspect of physics that suggested symmetry in the particle zoo and how it could be broken.
Modelling the behavior and dynamics of microswimmers1d
The understanding of the clustering and movement of microswimmers has a range of applications from human health to tackling ecological problems.
New gels could help the medicine go down1d
Researchers have created a drug-delivering gel could make it easier for children and adults who have trouble swallowing pills to take their medications.
The requirement of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase 1 for angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo1d
The protein kinase phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase 1 is important for angiogenesis.
Amelioration of systemic antitumor immune responses in cocktail therapy by immunomodulatory nanozymes1d
Immunomodulatory nanozymes can inhibit both primary and metastatic tumors through the promising imaging-guided cocktail therapy.
Wireless soft millirobots for climbing three-dimensional surfaces in confined spaces1d
Wireless millimeter-scale soft climbing robots can traverse complex 3D tissue surfaces in enclosed and confined spaces.
Development of oil-based gels as versatile drug delivery systems for pediatric applications1d
We present molecular gastronomy–inspired dosage forms for administering medicines to children.
Early impacts of climate change on a coastal marine microbial mat ecosystem1d
Microbial mats resembling Earth's earliest ecosystems exhibited remarkable resilience following devastation by Hurricane Irma.
Sexually divergent development of depression-related brain networks during healthy human adolescence1d
Sex differences in normative adolescent brain maturation are anatomically and genetically relevant to depression.
Measurement-based preparation of multimode mechanical states1d
Continuous measurement of a multimode mechanical oscillator prepares its collective motion in a thermally squeezed state.
Light-induced protein structural dynamics in bacteriophytochrome revealed by time-resolved x-ray solution scattering1d
Time-resolved X-ray solution scattering revealed light-induced structural dynamics of bathy bacteriophytochrome.
Shape and interaction decoupling for colloidal preassembly1d
Shape and interaction decoupling of cubic colloids allows the formation of ordered structures different from bulk assembly.
The evolution of cooperative breeding by direct and indirect fitness effects1d
Alternative evolutionary pathways for the emergence of cooperative breeding depend on the harshness of the environment.
Multistable shape programming of variable-stiffness electromagnetic devices1d
Shape memory polymers are integrated with soft electromagnetic actuators for dynamic shape morphing and latching.
Real-space observation of fluctuating antiferromagnetic domains1d
Now, one can see fluctuating antiferromagnetic domains with one's own eyes, in real space and time.
Coastal Cities are Sinking as Sea Levels Rise1d
Rhode Island researchers identify at-risk areas in cities worldwide for subsiding land.
Cryopreservation Does Not Affect the Clinical Pregnancy Rate of Blastocysts Derived from Vitrified Oocytes1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12992-x
New route to build materials out of tiny particles1d
Researchers have found a new way to build synthetic materials out of tiny glass particles — so-called colloids. They showed that they can simply use the shape of these colloids to make interesting building blocks for new materials, regardless of other properties of the colloidal particles.
New method allows easy, versatile synthesis of lactone molecules1d
Chemists' technique for turning cheap dicarboxylic acids into complex lactones could boost industries from pharmaceuticals to plastics.
Highly stretchable electroluminescent device based on copper nanowires electrode1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13167-4
Massive-mode polarization entangled biphoton frequency comb1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12691-7
Novel sensors enable precise measurement of dopamine1d
Dopamine is an important signalling molecule for nerve cells. Its concentration could not be precisely determined with both high spatial or temporal resolution until now. A new method has now made this possible: A research team used modified carbon nanotubes that glow brighter in the presence of the messenger substance dopamine. These sensors visualize the release of dopamine from nerve cells with
Algorithms help to distinguish diseases at the molecular level1d
Machine learning is playing an ever-increasing role in biomedical research. Scientists have now developed a new method of using molecular data to extract subtypes of illnesses. In the future, this method can help to support the study of larger patient groups.
Why call it BA.2.12.1? A guide to the tangled Omicron family•1d
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Nature, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01466-9 Nature explores how subvariants are named, and why none of Omicron's family members has been upgraded to a 'variant of concern'.
Author Correction: Assembly of the basal mantle structure beneath Africa1d
Nature, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41586-022-04886-9
Daily briefing: Lasers reveal ancient pyramids and canals in the Amazon1d
Nature, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01496-3 The Amazon Basin was the site of complex urban settlements built by the ancient Casarabe civilization. Plus, what we're learning from the first black-hole images and what science boycotts can and can't do.
Kan verdens mindste 'robot' assistere en hjertekirurg? Nok ikke endnu, vurderer dansk professor1d
PLUS. Ingeniører fra Northwestern University har bygget en krabbelignende robot på en halv millimeters længde. Teknologien er vigtig, men langt fra brugbar endnu, mener dansk professor.
Why gun control laws don't pass Congress, despite majority public support and repeated outrage over mass shootings1d
With the carnage in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York in May 2022, calls have begun again for Congress to enact gun control. Since the 2012 massacre of 20 children and four staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, legislation introduced in response to mass killings has consistently failed to pass the Senate. We asked political scientists Monika McDermott and David
Learning from nature: Biosynthesis of cyanobacterin opens up new class of natural compounds for applications in medicine and agriculture1d
Researchers have succeeded in understanding the biosynthetic mechanisms for the production of the natural product cyanobacterin, which is produced in small quantities by the cyanobacteria Scytonema hofmanni. In the process, they also discovered a new class of enzymes for building carbon-carbon bonds. The (bio)chemists are thus significantly expanding the biocatalytic repertoire currently known fro
New cancer subtype may illuminate treatment strategy•1d
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Researchers have identified a previously unrecognized form of hormone therapy-resistant prostate cancer, as well as a set of molecules that drive its growth. This discovery opens the door to the development of therapies that treat this specific disease.
Putin masking invasion policies with 1990s humanitarian propaganda, analysis finds1d
Russia is reinventing decades-old propaganda based on supposed humanitarian principles to justify its invasion of Ukraine, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal The International Spectator.
Firearms makers play key role in America's gun culture1d
Americans have blamed many culprits, from mental illness to inadequate security, for the tragic mass shootings that are occurring with increasing frequency in schools, offices and theaters across the U.S.
Ancient viral elements embedded in human genome are not from fossil retrovirus1d
Using a next generation sequencing analysis to examine human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) integration sites, researchers from Kumamoto University, the National Institute of Genetics (Japan), and the University of Michigan (U.S.) have discovered that these ancient retroviruses can undergo retrotransposition (DNA sequence insertion with RNA mediation) into iPS cells. The team believes that their dis
No photosynthetic improvement in ictB transformants in field-grown model crop1d
It is projected that by the year 2050, the global food supply will need to increase by 50-80% to keep up with the growing population. Researchers all over the world have been working to find ways to sustainably grow food crops to meet this need, and improving photosynthesis in plants holds great possibilities to solving these issues.
Researchers unravel role of cohesins in embryonic stem cell division1d
Chromosomes undergo precise structural changes at a molecular level during the different phases of cell division. These changes occur at a high level of accuracy to prevent genome instability. Genome instability resulting from broken, missing, or rearranged chromosomes has been found to be the root cause of cell death, carcinogenesis, and congenital disorders. Studying genomic instability helps re
Scientists identify beetle that triggers production of red propolis in Brazil1d
Jairo Kenupp Bastos first heard about the insect while visiting Canavieiras on the south coast of Bahia, a state in the Northeast of Brazil. "Local beekeepers told me about a tiny beetle that made holes in a plant called Dalbergia ecastaphyllum [Coinvine], a member of the pea family, and that the holes leaked a resin used by bees to make red propolis," said Bastos, a professor of pharmacognosy (th
Linker histone's surprising partnership with single-stranded DNA1d
To keep order in the tight quarters of the cell nucleus, our DNA is neatly clamped in place around a central disk by H1 linker histone, which helps shepherd DNA into the tidy chromatin fibers that comprise chromosomes. Linker histone, however, is far more than a mere protein clip. Without sufficient H1, the process of gene transcription falters and the intricate dance of DNA repair screeches to a
Best walking treadmills1d
Our fitness team put the best walking treadmills to the test, and these were our favorite finds.
Women resent compliments about communality at work1d
Women feel more frustrated than men by the gendered expectations placed on them at work, even when those expectations appear to signal women's virtues and are seen as important for workplace advancement, according to new Cornell research.
No 'echo chambers' in Reddit climate debate1d
Climate change debates on Reddit don't happen in polarized "echo chambers", new research suggests.
Choking local funding prevents terrorism1d
Terrorist attacks are highly responsive to local funding availability, and financial counter-terrorism can, thus, be effective in reducing terrorism casualties, according to new research by Nicola Limodio (Department of Finance, Bocconi University) forthcoming in Econometrica.
T cell warriors need their R & R1d
T cells, biology textbooks teach us, are the soldiers of the immune system, constantly on the ready to respond to a variety of threats, from viruses to tumors. However, without rest and maintenance T cells can die and leave their hosts more susceptible to pathogens, scientists report.
High cost of cancer care in the U.S. doesn't reduce mortality rates1d
In a new study, researchers find that the U.S. spends twice as much as the average high-income country on cancer care, but only has slightly better mortality rates.
An arms race that plays out in a single genome1d
We often think of biological arms races occurring between the immune system and pathogens, or predator and prey, but biologists have now discovered an example that plays out within a single genome. Their work in fruit flies may have implications for key biological processes in humans, including fertility and even cancer.
A quarter of the world's Internet users rely on infrastructure that is susceptible to attacks•1d
About a quarter of the world's Internet users live in countries that are more susceptible than previously thought to targeted attacks on their Internet infrastructure. Many of the at-risk countries are located in the Global South. That's the conclusion of a sweeping, large-scale study conducted by computer scientists.
Mathematics prizes have a gender problem — can it be fixed?1d
Nature, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01481-w Female representation among mathematicians is improving. But the field's most prestigious awards are still going almost exclusively to men.
Monkeypox outbreaks: 4 key questions researchers have1d
Nature, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01493-6 Researchers are racing to understand the latest monkeypox outbreaks — from their origins to whether they can be contained.
Robot surgeons steer smoothly with help from magnet-free motor1d
Nature, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01485-6 An unconventional motor design allows a body scanner to guide a robotic device through precise manoeuvres.
Evaluation of color changes during stability studies using spectrophotometric chromaticity measurements versus visual examination1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13025-3
Quantitative and ultrasensitive in situ immunoassay technology for SARS-CoV-2 detection in saliva1d
Integrated sample preparation and quantitative immunoassay enables rapid, ultrasensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus in saliva.
Mass shootings leave behind collective despair, anguish and trauma at many societal levels1d
The deadly shooting of at least 19 children and two adults in Texas on May 24, 2022, is the latest in an ever-growing list of national tragedies, leaving families and friends of the victims gripped with grief, anguish and despair.
Intensive whaling did not rob the fin whale of its genomic diversity1d
Fin whales are the second largest creatures on our planet, surpassed only by blue whales. They can reach a length of around 20 meters—and require up to two metric tons of food per day. Accordingly, they release enormous amounts of nutrients—with significant effects on the ecosystems of the oceans. However, industrial whaling has significantly reduced their numbers. It was geared towards the oil of
Strawberry farms threaten Spanish wetlands1d
Standing in the middle of a stretch of land surrounded by dunes and pine forest, Juan Romero examines the cracked ground then stares at the dusty horizon.
Leading journal Nature will make sex and gender reporting mandatory in research1d
Like in many aspects of life, there remains an undercurrent of sex bias against women in the STEM fields. And this bias has a negative impact on not only women, but men too—and those who don't fit within a binary category.
Biosynthesis of cyanobacterin opens up new class of natural compounds for applications in medicine and agriculture1d
The fact that nature is an excellent chemist is demonstrated by the abundance of molecules, so-called natural products, which it produces biosynthetically. These natural products are also of central importance to us humans. They are used in many ways in our everyday lives, especially as active agents in medicine and agriculture. Prominent examples are antibiotics such as penicilins isolated from m
UK signs first post-Brexit life science agreement with Sweden1d
Countries commit to deepen scientific ties after EU exit leaves Britain outside European research programme
Wild animals are evolving faster than anybody thought1d
How fast is evolution? In adaptive evolution, natural selection causes genetic changes in traits that favor the survival and reproduction of individual organisms.
Experience influences the visual processing of stone tools1d
Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) have assessed whether knowledge and experience affect the distribution of the attention during the visual exploration of stone tools, in a study published in the journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. The results suggest that prior experience does indeed influence how the tool is processed visually.
Researchers aim X-rays at century-old plant secretions for insight into Aboriginal Australian cultural heritage1d
For tens of thousands of years, Aboriginal Australians have created some of the world's most striking artworks. Today their work continues long lines of ancestral traditions, stories of the past and connections to current cultural landscapes, which is why researchers are keen on better understanding and preserving the cultural heritage within.
Fears of lumpy skin disease resurgence at Eid festival1d
While Pakistan has managed to confine an outbreak of lumpy skin disease that affects cattle and buffaloes there are fears that cattle fairs ahead of the religious festival Eid-ul-Azha might trigger a second wave.
Best Projectors Under $500 in 20221d
Tapping into movie magic has never been easier or more affordable with the best projectors under $500. Experiencing a projector first-hand, up close, truly has to be seen to be believed. And even inexpensive projectors provide quite a bit of movie night fun, with big, bright screens that smack of your local theater. Unlike your local theater, you won't have to shell out $10 bucks for popcorn. Her
Lifespan Workplace Treadmill TR5000-DT7+ review1d
Rack up your daily step count at your desk with the Lifespan Workplace Treadmill TR5000-DT7+
Can we avert the next mass shooting? Yes, and here's how1d
This week's tragic shooting in Uvalde, Texas, marked the 213th mass shooting and the 27th school shooting thus far this year. That's just seven fewer school shootings than in all of 2021 and more than in 2018, 2019 or 2020.
Ancient viral elements embedded in human genome not from fossil retrovirus1d
Many types of animals, including humans, successfully coexist with retroviruses, and we know that ancient retrovirus viral elements can even be found within our genome. We also know that these endogenous retroviruses can be utilized for development and evolution. However, uncontrolled endogenous retroviruses may be a cause of disease in the human body. Now, researchers have discovered that endogen
Our Mars rover mission was suspended because of the Ukraine war. What we're hoping for next1d
Just a few months ago, we were confidently expecting to launch our rover, Rosalind Franklin, to Mars in September as part of the ExoMars mission, a collaboration between Europe and Russia. The landing was planned for June 2023. Everything was ready: the rover, the operations team and the eager scientists.
The 'carbon footprint' was co-opted by fossil fuel companies to shift climate blame. Here's how it can serve us again1d
"You can't manage what you can't measure," according to a famous business mantra often attributed to management guru Peter Drucker. This can help explain why carbon emissions are under more scrutiny than ever as we ramp up our efforts to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change.
Do all animals sleep?1d
"Nothing is certain except for death and taxes," said Benjamin Franklin. Of course, he left out another certainty for humankind: sleep. All humans sleep, albeit some better than others. But do all animals sleep, too?
Quantum Internet Is a Step Closer After Quantum Teleportation Breakthrough•1d
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Quantum communication technology could one day enable an ultra-secure quantum internet, but so far creating the linkages in such a large network has proven challenging. A breakthrough in the ability to teleport quantum information could be a promising way forward. The reason many are excited about future quantum communication networks is the fact that it's essentially impossible to eavesdrop on m
Oil and gas brine 'no better' at controlling dust than rainwater, researchers find1d
Spreading wastewater, or brine, from conventional oil and gas wells on unpaved roads is a longstanding practice for suppressing dust, which can become a breathing and visibility hazard during warmer months. Common in several other states, the practice was halted in Pennsylvania in 2018 and is under evaluation by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The DEP commissioned a
Researchers study adolescents' life aspirations in Cambodia1d
Adolescents are tasked with navigating competing priorities, including whether to marry, have children, pursue a job/career, go to college, and contribute to society. A paper recently published in Developmental Psychology describes one of the first studies to examine how adolescents in a developing country such as Cambodia negotiate substantially greater access to educational and professional oppo
Supermassive black holes inside of dying galaxies detected in early universe1d
An international team of astronomers used a database combining observations from the best telescopes in the world, including the Subaru Telescope, to detect the signal from the active supermassive black holes of dying galaxies in the early Universe. The appearance of these active supermassive black holes correlates with changes in the host galaxy, suggesting that a black hole could have far reachi
Smart, dissolving pacemaker communicates with body-area sensor and control network•1d
Smart Pacemaker Body
Engineers have taken their transient pacemaker and integrated it into a coordinated network of four soft, flexible, wireless wearable sensors and control units placed on different anatomically relevant locations on the body. The sensors communicate with each other to continuously monitor the body's various physiological functions, including body temperature, oxygen levels, respiration, muscle tone
'Fuel of evolution' more abundant than previously thought in wild animals1d
The raw material for evolution is much more abundant in wild animals than we previously believed, according to new research.
Super-Absorbent Gel Pulls Fresh Water Out of Thin Air | The gel material is cheap to make, and a single kilogram can produce liters of water in seemingly dry conditions.1d
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The future of sustainable aviation1d
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Humans could become a truly interplanetary species within 200 years, physicists claim1d
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Who Owns Outer Space, and Everything in It? Incentives for claiming property in space are strong. But are there good reasons to permit ownership of resources and locations beyond Planet Earth?1d
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The Cashless Effect: Why Credit Cards Make It So Difficult to Budget1d
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Plans are underway to build the world's largest cultivated meat facility. Growing 13,000 tonnes of chicken and beef a year, the technology could reduce the huge environmental impact of livestock farming1d
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The people building edible cities1d
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Study suggests video games boost intelligence in children1d
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'Wind-ruffled waves, foam and wave shadows, above natural blue seawater': How we'll spot exoplanets with oceans1d
Our planet's oceans generate tell-tale light signatures when sunlight reflects off them. Exoplanets with significant ocean coverage may do the same. Can we use the Earth's reflectance signatures to identify other Earth-like worlds with large oceans?
The current state of Western Australia in the face of climate change1d
Australia is uniquely vulnerable to climate change. Yet, we're doing worse than almost every other nation at mitigating its impact. Where do we go from here?
Lifespan Workplace Under Desk Treadmill TR1200-DT3-BT review1d
The Lifespan Workplace Under Desk Treadmill TR1200-DT3-BT is a practical (if pricey) way to up your daily step count at work
Benchmarking transcriptomics integration methods for transcript distribution prediction and cell type deconvolution1d
In a study published in Nature Methods, a research team led by Prof. Qu Kun from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has benchmarked 16 spatial and single-cell transcriptomics integration methods for transcript distribution prediction and cell type deconvolution.
Two critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs born in captivity1d
Baby season this year launched out of this world with the birth of two new critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs on April 13, 2022. Meet Hubble and Kitt, the newest additions at the Duke Lemur Center.
Using extraordinary numbers in physics to explain the mysteries of the universe1d
A Nottingham professor has turned his passion for physics and science communication into his first book, dedicated to a friend who inspired him.
New type of extremely reactive substance in the atmosphere1d
An entirely new class of super-reactive chemical compounds has been discovered under atmospheric conditions. Researchers have documented the formation of so-called trioxides — an extremely oxidizing chemical compound that likely affects both human health and our global climate.
Scientists shine new light on role of Earth's orbit in the fate of ancient ice sheets1d
Scientists have finally put to bed a long-standing question over the role of Earth's orbit in driving global ice age cycles.
Can Young-Blood Infusions Reverse the Aging Process?1d
Elixir-of-youth transfusion claims are baseless — and dangerous. The smart money is on more careful research testing young blood components that might offer anti-aging benefits.
Author Correction: Genome mining and characterisation of a novel transaminase with remote stereoselectivity1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12801-5
Publisher Correction: Fusarium species isolated from post-hatchling loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in South Africa1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12820-2 Publisher Correction: Fusarium species isolated from post-hatchling loggerhead sea turtles ( Caretta caretta ) in South Africa
Vision changes in space1d
Understanding the effects of microgravity on the human body is essential in enabling astronauts to travel through the harsh environment of space for months, or even years. Significant changes to the body's skeletal and muscle systems have been studied for decades, and strategies to maintain physical fitness are being applied through various countermeasures, including vigorous exercise, aboard the
'Demon ducks of doom' laid huge prehistoric eggs1d
A unique duck-like line of megafauna known as the "demon ducks of doom" were the rightful mothers of giant prehistoric eggs in Australia, according to a new study that resolves a decades-old debate. Imagine sharing your neighborhood with a 2-meter tall, 200 kg bird (6.5 feet, 400 pounds) with a massive beak. This was the case for Australia's first human inhabitants some 65,000 years ago. There, o
Sea turtle conservation gets boost from new DNA detection method1d
DNA "fingerprints" left behind by sea turtles offer scientists a simple, powerful way of tracking the health and whereabouts of these endangered animals, a key step forward in their conservation.
Roadside objects can trick driverless cars1d
An ordinary object on the side of the road can trick driverless cars into stopping abruptly or another undesired driving behavior, report researchers. "A box, bicycle, or traffic cone may be all that is necessary to scare a driverless vehicle into coming to a dangerous stop in the middle of the street or on a freeway off-ramp, creating a hazard for other motorists and pedestrians," says Qi Alfred
AI learns coral reef 'song'1d
Artificial Intelligence (AI) can track the health of coral reefs by learning the 'song of the reef', new research shows.
British coral predicted to be resilient to climate change1d
An iconic coral species found in UK waters could expand its range due to climate change, new research shows.
Just being exposed to new things makes people 'ready to learn'1d
A new study is one of the first to provide experimental evidence that people learn from incidental exposure to things that they know nothing about and aren't even trying to understand.
More young people begin recreational cannabis use illegally in states that legalize it1d
Once a state legalizes recreational cannabis and increase in youth using it illegally occurs, report researchers.
Toward error-free quantum computing•1d
Error Quantum Computing
For quantum computers to be useful in practice, errors must be detected and corrected. A team of experimental physicists has now implemented a universal set of computational operations on fault-tolerant quantum bits for the first time, demonstrating how an algorithm can be programmed on a quantum computer so that errors do not spoil the result.
How to talk to kids about the Texas school shooting1d
In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas, teachers and parents are once again wondering how to talk about the horrific events to their children without stoking fear. Nearly 300,000 students in the United States have been on a school campus during a shooting since 1999. In the past decade, there have been almost 1,000 school shootings in America, according to Sandy Hook Pr
4 Facts About Asteroids You May Not Have Known1d
Not all asteroids create extinctions. From space dust to crater makers, here are four interesting things you should know about them.
Scientists make toxic gas sensing nine times more effective1d
A Russian-Belorussian research team has developed a new tungsten oxide–based gas sensing material that shows high sensitivity to carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and acetone. The new material's gas sensing response was nine times higher than that of the existing sensors. The study was published in Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects.
Report shows impact of higher crop, input prices1d
A report by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center, AFPC, at Texas A&M University titled "Economic Impact of Higher Crop and Input Prices on AFPC's Representative Crop Farms" provides insights into the economic impacts of higher crop and major input prices on the center's 64 representative crop farms.
Hubble looks at a face-on grand spiral1d
This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope features the Grand Design Spiral, NGC 3631, located some 53 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major. The "arms" of grand design spirals appear to wind around and into the galaxy's nucleus.
Klimasikring af København skal fremskyndes: Folketingsflertal kræver stormflodsport til Lynetteholm1d
Politikerne kan vælge mellem to typer af stormflodsporte mellem Lynetteholm og Nordhavn. På nuværende tidspunkt er der imidlertid ingen aftale på plads.
UK Seeks to Allow Gene-Edited Plants1d
I guess some good came out of Brexit. The EU essentially has banned GMO (genetically modified organisms) products, which I believe is unscientific and overly restrictive . Anti-GMO attitudes are demonstrably correlated with poor knowledge about agriculture and genetics. That's because anti-GMO attitudes were largely created by a propaganda campaign based on lies and disinformation. For example, m
Economic and social deprivation predicts impulsive choice in children1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12872-4
Stereophotogrammetry can feasibly assess 'physiological' longitudinal three-dimensional head development of very preterm infants from birth to term1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12887-x
Effect of temperature patterns on iron nugget formation in fluxless processing of titanomagnetite1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12968-x
Identification of metabolite extraction method for targeted exploration of antimicrobial resistance associated metabolites of Klebsiella pneumoniae1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12153-0
DSB: Ændring i bremsesystem er årsag til IC5-forsinkelse1d
PLUS. De 100 nye IC5-tog skal udstyres med parkeringsbremse, ekstra døre og LED-belysning. Designændringerne, som DSB har ønsket, koster et halvt år på køreplanen.
Prevalence and animal level risk factors associated with Trypanosoma evansi infection in dromedary camels1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12817-x
Effects of humic acid on Pb2+ adsorption onto polystyrene microplastics from spectroscopic analysis and site energy distribution analysis1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12776-3 Effects of humic acid on Pb 2+ adsorption onto polystyrene microplastics from spectroscopic analysis and site energy distribution analysis
Energy and thermal modelling of an office building to develop an artificial neural networks model1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12924-9
Physics/Temporal Engineering 404: Retrograde causal time travel1d
Nature, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01399-3 Something to look back on.
French agro-engineering students refuse prestigious but "destructive" jobs in Big Food Industry1d
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Vindenergieksperter forudser 150 meter høje offshore-møller i 20351d
Et studie af 140 eksperters mening om fremtidens vindmøller indikerer endnu større fremskridt end tidligere forventet, både for enkelte møller og hele anlæg.
'Inadvertently published' paper by pharma employee retracted almost a year later￼1d
A Takeda employee has lost a 2021 paper that the journal says it "inadvertently published." The article, "Seasonal and Secular Periodicities Identified in the Dynamics of US FDA Medical Devices (1976–2020): Portends Intrinsic Industrial Transformation and Independence of Certain Crises," appeared in Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science. It has yet to be cited, according to … Continue readin
Forum for mænds sundhed: Mænds sundhed skal højere op på dagsordenen1d
Mænd kommer ofte alt for sent til lægen, og overdødeligheden indenfor en række sygdomme peger på stor kønslig ulighed i sundhed, mener Forum for Mænds Sundhed. Selvom sidste uges sundhedsreform ikke nævner mænds sundhed med et ord, så er der alligevel positive takter, mener formand Svend Aage Madsen.
Book Review: A Timely History of Nuclear Catastrophes•1d
Russian Nuclear Energy
In "Atoms and Ashes," Harvard professor Serhii Plokhy provides a harrowing account of the world's six past nuclear catastrophes, from the 1954 Castle-Bravo test in the Marshall Islands to the 2011 Fukushima disaster, and how their aftershocks still haunt the idea of nuclear power in the climate change era.
Is configurational entropy the main stabilizing term in rock-salt Mg0.2Co0.2Ni0.2Cu0.2Zn0.2O high entropy oxide?1d
Nature Communications, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30674-0 Is configurational entropy the main stabilizing term in rock-salt Mg 0.2 Co 0.2 Ni 0.2 Cu 0.2 Zn 0.2 O high entropy oxide?
Solution-processable microporous polymer platform for heterogenization of diverse photoredox catalysts1d
Nature Communications, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-29811-6 Heterogeneous photocatalysts are easily separable and recyclable, but homogeneous ones are precisely tunable. Here, the authors merge the benefits of these two catalyst types by incorporating diverse dyes into solution-processable, porous polymers.
Ag9GaSe6: high-pressure-induced Ag migration causes thermoelectric performance irreproducibility and elimination of such instability1d
Nature Communications, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30716-7 The Ag9GaSe6 is a high-efficient thermoelectric material yet suffers instability. Here, the authors demonstrate the instability is caused by the pressure-induced liquid-like Ag migration, which can be eliminated by a simple annealing treatment.
ZrTe2/CrTe2: an epitaxial van der Waals platform for spintronics1d
Nature Communications, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30738-1 Van der Waals heterostructures offer the potential of integrating multiple material layers into a single device to achieve new functionalities. Here, Ou et al combine ZrTe2, a topological semimetal, with CrTe2, a 2D ferromagnet, in a single heterostructure and demonstrate spin-orbit torque switching of the 2D fer
SpotClean adjusts for spot swapping in spatial transcriptomics data1d
Nature Communications, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30587-y Spatial transcriptomics experiments profile genome-wide gene expression at localized spots across a tissue. Here, the authors identify spot swapping, an artifact where RNA expressed at one tissue spot binds probes at another, and they propose SpotClean to adjust for it.
Fluent molecular mixing of Tau isoforms in Alzheimer's disease neurofibrillary tangles1d
Nature Communications, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30585-0 The tau protein in Alzheimer's disease contains two isoforms. Using solid-state NMR and seeded growth of isotopically labeled tau, here the authors determined that the two isoforms mix fluently on the molecular level to propagate the AD tau structure.
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from humans to animals and potential host adaptation1d
Nature Communications, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30698-6 Here, Tan et al. find that the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 in mink and deer required minimal adaptation, has only caused moderate changes to the evolutionary trajectory of the virus, and has not led to viral mutations that greatly improve human transmission thus far.
Cross-reactive immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant is low in pediatric patients with prior COVID-19 or MIS-C1d
Nature Communications, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30649-1 The antibody response to the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant is not well studied in children. Here, the authors provide an age-stratified analysis of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing capacity of sera from children with acute or convalescent COVID-19 as well as children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome.
A digital SIW-slot antenna array with FPGA implementation of beamforming1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12804-2
Population pharmacokinetics and dose optimization of intravenous levofloxacin in hospitalized adult patients1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12627-1
Oxidative stress monitoring in iPSC-derived motor neurons using genetically encoded biosensors of H2O21d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12807-z Oxidative stress monitoring in iPSC-derived motor neurons using genetically encoded biosensors of H 2 O 2
Morphological characteristics of the infrapatellar fat pad1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12859-1
Molecular signatures written in bone proteins of 79 AD victims from Herculaneum and Pompeii1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12042-6 Molecular signatures written in bone proteins of 79 AD victims from Herculaneum and Pompeii
A sustainable and effective bioprocessing approach for improvement of acid phosphatase production and rock phosphate solubilization by Bacillus haynesii strain ACP11d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-11448-6
LCA and negative emission potential of retrofitted cement plants under oxyfuel conditions at high biogenic fuel shares1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13064-w
A deep learning-based radiomics approach to predict head and neck tumor regression for adaptive radiotherapy1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12170-z
Differences between diaphragmatic compound muscle action potentials recorded from over the sternum and lateral chest wall in healthy subjects1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 27 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-11930-1
Deathloop: Putting AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 to The Test Against Nvidia's DLSS1d
Earlier this month, AMD offered us the chance to preview FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.0, courtesy of the game Deathloop. Deathloop is currently the only title to support both versions of FSR as well as Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), making this an excellent opportunity to take them both out for a collective spin. Despite the name, FSR 2.0 is not an update to FSR 1.0. It's an
The Experiment: How to Start Over With Olga Khazan1d
In The Atlantic 's new series How to Start Over , Olga Khazan takes listeners on a journey of reinvention. How to Start Over is your guide to navigating life's gray areas, whether knowing it's time to make a career switch, repairing strained family ties, or forging new connections in a post-pandemic world. Be part of The Experiment . Use the hashtag #TheExperimentPodcast, or write to us at theexp
Epigenetiska markörer förutspår risk för komplikationer vid typ 2-diabetes1d
En ny studie av forskare vid Lunds universitet ger ytterligare stöd för att typ 2-diabetes bör delas in i undergrupper och behandlas på olika sätt. Studien visar att det finns tydliga epigenetiska skillnader mellan olika grupper av diabetespatienter. Epigenetiska markörer kan kopplas till risken de olika undergrupperna har att utveckla vanliga komplikationer vid diabetes, som stroke, hjärtinfarkt
The Arctic's tricky quest for sustainable tourism1d
Home to polar bears, the midnight sun and the northern lights, a Norwegian archipelago perched high in the Arctic is trying to find a way to profit from its pristine wilderness without ruining it.
Acid Oceans Could Drastically Cut Down One of The World's Biggest Oxygen Producers1d
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Dyson eyes robots that can do your household chores1d
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Coinbase Tests App for Employees to Grade Each Other During Meetings1d
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Can we cut the US's carbon emissions in half this decade?1d
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France's crop yields will be 'very poor' due to unprecedented drought1d
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Larger-than-30TB hard drives are coming much sooner than expected1d
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Schneider Shorts 27.05.2022 – #MeTooSTEM Whistleblower to Jail1d
Schneider Shorts 27.05.2022 – how Peruvian sexual harasser played his political networks to sentence a whistleblower to jail term, why English upper class is intellectually superior, journals cracking and breaking under papermills, polite people in russian academy of science, and a russophobic conspiracy theory on monkeypox.
Ny type af ekstremt reaktive stoffer i atmosfæren1d
En helt ny klasse af superreaktive kemiske forbindelser er for første gang opdaget under atmosfæriske…
Why does breathing slowly make us feel better?1d
You've heard it before – during moments of overwhelm, take slow, deep breaths. But how exactly does controlling our breath influence our physiology and ultimately impact our mental well-being?
En succes er født1d
ANMELDELSE TV2's nye dramaserie 'Dag & nat' giver et troværdigt og realistisk indblik i døgnrytmen på en travl fødegang, skriver Morten Hedegaard, tidl. klinikchef på Rigshospitalets fødeafdeling.
»Jeg var lige der, hvor jeg skulle være«1d
Voldsomme, uplanlagte og uønskede karriereskift behøver ikke skyldes dramatiske stridigheder, dårlig trivsel eller direkte fyringer. De kan forårsages af noget så basalt som ens helbred, som det skete for Anne Møller Nielsen, der måte opgive en særdeles lovende karriere som anæstesiolog.
Vægttabsmedicin er på vej ind i en ny æra – men det er ikke uden udfordringer1d
Revolutionerende vægttabsmedicin ser i disse år dagens lys og leder til hidtil uset store vægttab. Kampen mod fedmeepidemien udkæmpes i medicinalselskabernes laboratorier, men det er ikke uden udfordringer at forsøge at komme overvægt til livs med medicin.
STIKPILLEN: Problemet er, at de unge læger, sygeplejersker, jordemødre og andre personalegrupper samstemmende og i stor udstrækning taler om stress, angst for arbejdet og dårligt arbejdsmiljø, skriver Torben Mogensen, tidl. vicedirektør, Hvidovre Hospital.
Den første lille prut er slået1d
Den nye politiske aftale om en sundhedsreform anviser en rigtig retning, men den er langtfra nogen reform af det nære sundhedsvæsen.
Ny medicin på trapperne til personer med type 2-diabetes og nyresygdom1d
EMA godkendte i marts finerenon som behandling til personer med type 2-diabetes og nyresygdom. Når behandlingen bliver inkluderet i de danske guidelines på området, kommer det til at batte for mange danskere med sygdommene, siger forsker.
En seriemisbrugers bekendelser1d
KULTURKANYLEN Birgitte Hysse Forchhammer er direktør i Hjernesagen og misbruger af tv-serier. Hun foretrækker serier, som giver indsigt i forskellige samfund og kulturer. Overordnet set har hun dog en bred smag og bruger kultur til at få nye ideer og se andre perspektiver end dem, der falder lige for.
Kommunerne har svigtet indsatsen for behandling af mennesker med afhængighed og brug af stoffer1d
Kommunerne og KL har undervurderet, at man skal besidde den nødvendige faglige viden for at kunne levere sundhed af en vis kvalitet på rusmiddelområdet. I stedet har man ladet det være op til den enkelte kommune at definere serviceniveau og behandlingsstrategier, hvilket så fint er blevet beskrevet som et 'postnummerlotteri'.
Trods tech-hype: Perovskit-solceller tåler ikke dagens lys1d
PLUS. Efter mange løfter om at revolutionere solenergi-industrien har perovskit som materiale til solceller stadig opskaleringsproblemer, især grundet skrøbelighed.
What would a flying-free world look like?1d
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How Africa will become the center of the world's urban future (November 19, 2021)1d
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Joby receives FAA nod to start air taxi services commercially1d
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Zapping scrap plastic from cars can turn it into recyclable graphene•1d
Ford Flash Joule Graphene
The average US car now contains hundreds of kilograms of plastic that end up in landfill when the vehicle has outlived its use, but a new process could convert those waste plastics into graphene that can be used to create new car parts
Will AI text-to-image generators put illustrators out of a job?1d
Imagen, from Google, is the latest example of an AI seemingly able to produce high-quality images from a text prompt – but they aren't quite ready to replace human illustrators
Science shows that dogs feel things like us. Legislation must catch up1d
Research supports what Darwin said in 1872 – dogs express emotions in a way recognisable to humans. Governments must do more to protect them, says Jules Howard
Diabetes drug boosts fertility of obese mice1d
Research indicates that a type 2 diabetes medication, dapagliflozin, alters reproductive hormones in obese mice. The results are promising, as human and mouse reproductive cycles are similar, says Chen Chen, a professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland. "After eight weeks of treatment, blood glucose levels in the mice normalized, body weight reduced, reproducti
Breakthrough Google AI Text to Image Imagen Beats Dalle-2 With Unprecedented Photorealism and Deep Level of Language Understanding1d
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WalkingPad C2 Review1d
The WalkingPad C2 is designed to be intuitive, but did it just miss the mark?
Egyptian fruit bat brains suit tongue echolocation1d
The brains of Egyptian fruit bats are highly specialized for echolocation and flight, with motor areas of the cerebral cortex that are dedicated to sonar production and wing control, new research shows. Leah Krubitzer, a professor in the Center for Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis, studies how evolution produces variation in brain organization across a wide variety of mammals,
Helping submersibles navigate more safely in shallow water1d
Researchers propose a process for improving the accuracy of acoustic positioning in shallow water using a mathematical method for removing the reflected waves. This work may lead to the safer navigation of submarines and divers in ports and other narrow waters.
New research reveals how the heart repairs after a heart attack1d
Immune response and the lymphatic system are central to cardiac repair after a heart attack, according to a new study. These insights into the basic mechanisms of cardiac repair are the first step towards developing novel therapeutic approaches to preserve heart function.
Researchers discover immune system changes that support peanut allergy remission in children•1d
Peanut Allergy Remission
Researchers have discovered the key immunological changes that support the remission of peanut allergy in children, paving the way for new, more targeted treatments.
Mobvoi Home Treadmill Review1d
The Mobvoi Home Treadmill offers great value without draining your bank account
Frozen eggs more efficient option than IVF for women starting families later1d
A large U.S. study shows 15 years of frozen egg thaw outcomes for women facing age-related fertility decline.
What is progressive overload?1d
Just what is progressive overload? We delve into the science behind how this type of resistance training works
Author Correction: scRNA-seq in medulloblastoma shows cellular heterogeneity and lineage expansion support resistance to SHH inhibitor therapy1d
Nature Communications, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30824-4
Seattle democracy vouchers increase donations, number of candidates in city elections1d
Each odd-year election cycle since 2017, four $25 democracy vouchers have arrived in the mail for registered voters in Seattle.
TCL Has No Idea When the PS5 Pro, Xbox Series Next Will Arrive•1d
PlayStation 5 Pro Xbox
A slide TV manufacturer TCL presented during one of its briefings today has caused no small amount of ruckus online, given that it appears to point towards a next-gen console refresh cycle kicking off next year. There is no evidence that this is actually happening and a great many reasons to think it isn't. The only companies that know what Sony and Microsoft's long-term upgrade plans are for the
Author Correction: Trends in female breast cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in Austria, with focus on age, stage, and birth cohorts (1983–2017)1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13018-2
Author Correction: Epigenetic study of early breast cancer (EBC) based on DNA methylation and gene integration analysis1d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13331-w
The Long-Term Psychological Impact of School Shootings•1d
US Years One This Year
As school shootings increase, researchers are looking into devastating long-term effects that include PTSD.
Bags or bins? When it comes to recycling, the answer is complicated1d
It seemed like a straightforward question to biology professor Paul Mensink: Are plastic bags that hold curbside recyclables better or worse for the environment than blue boxes?
Best 8-Inch Subwoofers for 20221d
When it comes to sound, 8-inch subwoofers require a tradeoff. In exchange for their smaller size, you have to choose between great-sounding bass, or that powerful rumble that rattles bricks — you can't have both. For smaller cars and smaller spaces, an 8-inch sub may be the difference between low, resonant bass or none at all. That smaller size means that a subwoofer will fit under or behind a se
Gun violence: Experts discuss causes, trends, solutions1d
The recent string of mass shootings has once again captured the attention of the American public. The tragic shootings in an elementary school in Texas, a grocery store in New York, a church in California and locally in the streets of downtown Sacramento have many people wondering what can be done to prevent such tragedies.
Discovery offers starting point for better gene-editing tools1d
New research has big implications for genomic medicine. Scientists have defined with atomic precision a new genome editing tool that is less than half the size of CRISPR-Cas9 — currently the most reliable genome editing system. This new tool would allow scientists to fit genetic editors into smaller viral delivery systems to fix a variety of diseases.
Seven Healthy Habits Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia in Those With Genetic Risk1d
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This tiny fusion reactor is made out of commercially available parts1d
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Scientists can now grow wood in a lab without cutting a single tree1d
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Ford could recycle 25 percent of its plastic bulk with a new 'flash heat' method | Circular recycling is going to upgrade the EV industry.1d
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Asteroid-mining startup AstroForge raises $13 million, books launch for test mission.1d
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A cutting-edge manufacturing technique creates robots less than a millimeter wide | The engineers figured out how to overcome "a consequence of the physics you just have to live with."1d
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Largest Marsquake Ever Recorded by InSight and It Could Be The Lander's Last Big One1d
Planetary scientists have waited years for NASA's InSight to record a "big" Marsquake, but it might have come as the lander runs out of time (and sun).
How to tie-dye cotton with acorns and rust1d
Tie-dyeing is a fun activity that can spice up clothes with colorful patterns. Although kits are available in stores, nature provides dyes that can be extracted from items found in one's yard—for example, acorns and rust. In ACS's Journal of Chemical Education, researchers present a "green" process for tie-dyeing cotton with renewable resources and wastes that undergraduate students can easily do
Autonomous underwater imaging: Faster and more accurate1d
Recently conducted tests used new algorithms to outperform state-of-the-art programming for autonomous underwater sonar imaging, significantly improving the speed and accuracy for identifying objects such as explosive mines, sunken ships, airplane black boxes, pipelines and corrosion on ship hulls.
News at a glance: Dog facility suspended, Australia sets climate goals, and NIH pursues antivirals2d
The latest in science and policy
Brazil's space research institute, a source of national pride, is struggling for survival2d
Budget cuts, a brain drain, and political attacks have demoralized a beacon of South American science
Best Apple Watch Cases of 2022•2d
Apple Watch 8
While an Apple Watch can withstand a great deal of impact, some Apple Watch owners would tell you there are exceptions. Apple doesn't sell standalone cases for its signature smartwatch — the latest of which is the Series 7 — but there are plenty available from third-party sellers, including leading names in protective gear such as Caseology and Urban Armor . No case for any product can guarantee
Models predict that planned phosphorus reductions will make Lake Erie more toxic2d
Reducing levels of the nutrient phosphorus to control harmful algal blooms in places like Lake Erie is actually advantageous to toxic cyanobacteria strains, which can lead to an increase in toxins in the water, according to a new modeling study.
Developing wet circuits for biology research2d
You don't have to be an engineer to know that water and electronics don't mix. But if you want to use a sensing circuit to study small-scale features in a community of cells, the electronics must find a way to accommodate the cell's aqueous environment. The circuit also cannot affect the cells in a way that invalidates the data.
A synthetic antibiotic may help turn the tide against drug-resistant pathogens•2d
Antibiotic Drug Resistant
A synthesized antibiotic derived from computer models of bacterial gene products appears to neutralize even drug-resistant bacteria. The compound, named cilagicin, works well in mice and employs a novel mechanism to attack MRSA, C. diff, and several other deadly pathogens.
1 in 5 state GOP lawmakers in far-right Facebook groups, study says2d
Nearly 22% of Republican legislators in the country have joined at least one far-right Facebook group, with Missouri ranking among the top five, a watchdog organization found in a study released this month.
Why haven't we discovered co-orbital exoplanets? Tides may offer a possible answer2d
In our solar system, there are several thousand examples of co-orbital objects: bodies that share the same orbit around the sun or a planet. The Trojan asteroids are such an example. We have not yet observed any similar co-orbitals in extrasolar systems, despite discovering more than 5,000 exoplanets. In a new study published in Icarus by Anthony Dobrovolskis, SETI Institute, and Jack Lissauer, NA
Forest Service ban on prescribed fires stalls work to protect Colorado residents, water supplies2d
The federal suspension of prescribed burns pending a review of how recent fires lit during extreme drought escaped boundaries is reverberating in the West—and complicating Colorado efforts to revive ailing forests and reduce the severity of wildfires.
Molecular profiling identifies new high-risk subtype of pediatric liver cancer2d
The characterization a new molecular type of high-risk pediatric liver cancer showed that these tumors had better outcomes when patients were treated by transplantation, rather than by chemotherapy and surgery alone.
New combined therapy helps extend lives of men with prostate cancer2d
Practice-changing research shows that a combination of androgen deprivation therapy — a commonly used hormone injection — plus pelvic lymph node radiation, kept nearly 90% of clinical trial patients' prostate cancer at bay for five years.
A unique catalyst paves the way for plastic upcycling2d
A recently developed catalyst for breaking down plastics continues to advance plastic upcycling processes. In 2020, scientists developed the first processive inorganic catalyst to deconstruct polyolefin plastics into molecules that can be used to create more valuable products. Now, the team has developed and validated a strategy to speed up the transformation without sacrificing desirable products
Arc volcanoes are wetter than previously thought, with scientific and economic implications2d
The percentage of water in arc volcanoes, which form above subduction zones, may be far more than many previous studies have calculated. This increased amount of water has broad implications for understanding how Earth's lower crust forms, how magma erupts through the crust, and how economically important mineral ore deposits form, according to a new article.
Delta water crisis linked to California's racist past, tribes and activists say2d
Tribes and environmental groups are challenging how the state manages water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, a major source for much of California, arguing the deterioration of the aquatic ecosystem has links to the state's troubled legacy of racism and oppression of Native people.
New, Stronger Rules for Truck Pollution Still Would Not Meet Air Quality Goals2d
Heavy-duty trucks are the largest mobile source of a key precursor to dangerous ozone and particulate matter — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
EPA proposes Bristol Bay protections in potential blow to Pebble Mine development2d
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed protections for some Bristol Bay drainages, a move that—if finalized—would effectively block attempts to develop an open pit mine to extract gold, copper, silver and molybdenum in a Southwest Alaska region that sustains the world's biggest sockeye salmon runs.
More reptile species may be at risk of extinction than previously thought2d
The iconic Red List of Threatened Species, published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), identifies species at risk of extinction. A study in PLOS Biology publishing May 26 by Gabriel Henrique de Oliveira Caetano at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and colleagues presents a novel machine learning tool for assessing extinction risk, and then uses this tool to sh
People must be 'heart' of climate action, researchers say2d
Tackling the climate crisis can only be achieved by "placing people at the heart of climate action," researchers say. The research team, led by the University of Exeter, warn against relying solely on breakthroughs in climate science and technology. Instead, they say social science can help engage people and societies, and ensure a green transition that is both effective and promotes other goals s
New light shed on cell membranes2d
Researchers are using light in novel ways to better image biological samples.
Developing a one-stop shop for diamond-based quantum sensing materials2d
The brilliant blue of the Hope Diamond is caused by small impurities in its crystal structure. Similar diamond impurities are also giving hope to scientists looking to create materials that can be used for quantum computing and quantum sensing.
Fishing for a new source of proteoglycans, an important health food ingredient2d
Aggrecan, a major component of proteoglycan (PG) having chondroitin sulfate (CS) in cartilaginous tissues, has become increasingly popular as an ingredient in health food. In fact, proteoglycans from salmon nasal cartilage demonstrate biological properties such as antiaging, inhibition of angiogenesis, and attenuation of inflammatory responses. Commercially available chondroitin sulfate proteoglyc
Judges found to reduce sentencing when presented with full social and financial cost of incarceration2d
In the U.S., the direct monetary cost of incarcerating a single inmate averages $33,000 per year, according to the Vera Institute of Justice. But that number doesn't include collateral consequences, like financial strain on the offender's family, difficulty offenders have in finding employment after release and the increased likelihood they will offend again once released.
Shedding light on spermatogenesis failure caused by testicular warming2d
Testicles of most mammals are cooled in the scrota, and elevated testicular temperatures lead to spermatogenesis failure and male infertility. A research team led by Shosei Yoshida at the National Institute for Basic Biology in Japan detailed this process using organ culture and revealed that spermatogenesis is impaired at multiple steps in a delicate temperature-dependent fashion.
Trials show AI holds the key to improving biodiversity next to railway tracks2d
Trials in using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify species of trees and other plants, from photographs taken by on-train cameras, have proven that lineside vegetation can be monitored safely, cheaply, quickly and at scale.
Science Snapshot: Free Fallin' Salamanders2d
Arboreal salamanders use skydiving techniques to avoid smashing to the ground after a fall.
Study tracking T-cell activation over time boosts search for immune disease treatments2d
Researchers have identified links between 127 genes and immune diseases, providing newfound insights into the sequence and timing of gene activity during the activation of T cells, a key process in regulating the body's immune response.
Researchers hunt for one-pole magnets by combining cosmic rays and particle accelerators2d
Particle accelerators have helped researcher to draw new leading limits on the existence of magnetic monopoles from the collisions of energetic cosmic rays bombarding the Earth's atmosphere.
Fishing for new source of proteoglycans, an important health food ingredient2d
Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs), commonly obtained from salmon nasal cartilage, are a key ingredient of various health foods. As the popularity of health foods increases, scientists are searching for alternative sources of CSPGs. Now, researchers have analyzed the PGs and their CS structures in the head cartilage of 10 edible bony fishes, including sturgeons. Their findings point to seve
Drug resistance molecule can spread though bacterial 'communities'2d
DNA molecules called plasmids — some of which protect bacteria from antibiotics — can spread rapidly through bacterial 'communities' that are treated with antibiotics, new research shows.
Breathing to win: Scientists show importance of screening breathing patterns in athletic populations2d
Dysfunctional breathing patterns are associated with a high risk of musculoskeletal conditions, resulting in poor physical performance. Now, a study has found that among athletes across age groups, there is a high prevalence of dysfunctional breathing patterns. Effective intervention strategies are required to restore normal breathing patterns and prevent injuries among athletes to ensure their su
3D in a snap: Next generation system for imaging organoids2d
A team of researchers has built a better system to quickly produce high-resolution 3D images in real time, providing a quantitative analysis of organoids.
Identifying the top 100 global water management questions for the coming decade2d
Recent intense heatwaves in India and widespread US droughts have highlighted the need for a global approach to tackling chronic water shortages.
Diabetes drug improves antibacterial treatment speed and effectiveness, researchers report2d
Old dogs may not learn new tricks, but old drugs can, according to a research team based in China. The collaboration found that Metformin, a small molecule drug that has been used to treat type II diabetes for more than 50 years, can improve the efficiency and efficacy of antibacterial treatments for quick wound-healing in mice.
Producers and consumers must share burden of global plastic packaging waste2d
Plastic packaging waste is everywhere. Our plastic bottles, food wrappings, and grocery bags litter the landscape and pollute the global environment.
US Census Bureau: Big city losses early in COVID pandemic2d
Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the coronavirus pandemic. After her brother accepted a job in Seattle in the summer of 2020, she decided to move there too.
Wine as scapegoat in trade disputes means consumers pay the price2d
When you sit down for a nice dinner and sip a glass of wine, is your bottle of choice from France, Australia, or South America? Chances are the fine beverage you're enjoying is imported from a major global wine producer.
Get Great Deals on Tech, Mattresses, and Home Goods During Amazon's Memorial Day Sale2d
Amazon has kicked off its Memorial Day Weekend sale early, with thousands of items discounted to their lowest prices of the season. Nobody wants to spend their precious time off combing through every possible deal, which is why we've done the work for you. Below are the best items from Amazon's Memorial Day Weekend sale broken down by category. We'll continue to update this post as new deals beco
Desalination study could help engineers produce clean water more efficiently2d
A team led by researchers from Imperial College London, investigated how water molecules move in a confined space—in this case through a polyamide (PA) membrane that is used to remove salt from seawater to produce fresh water.
Værd at Vide: Ruster Jordens kerne – og har det nogen betydning?2d
PLUS. En del tyder på, at Jordens kerne har et rustlag. Det kan muligvis forklare, hvordan Jordens atmosfære er blevet rig på oxygen.
How to Build Your Own Rain Garden and Why You Should2d
A well-planned trench can solve flooding problems in your yard as well as clean up the environment.
Science Snapshot: Eye Immunity2d
Researchers find that tissue-resident memory T cells in the corneas of mice engender a lasting immune response.
25 Best Protein Foods in 20222d
Flash Joule heating process recycles plastic from end-of-life F-150 trucks into high-value graphene for new vehicles2d
Chemists have processed waste plastic from end-of-life trucks into graphene for composite materials in new vehicles.
Inappropriate antibiotics for nonhospitalized kids cost US at least $74 million2d
Children who were prescribed antibiotics inappropriately were more likely to develop complications such as diarrhea and skin rashes than children who were treated according to medical guidelines, according to a new study. This misuse of antibiotics resulted in at least $74 million in excess health-care costs in the U.S. in 2017.
Harnessing the immune system to treat traumatic brain injury in mice2d
Researchers have designed a targeted therapeutic treatment that restricts brain inflammation. The effectiveness of this approach in improving outcomes was demonstrated following brain injury, stroke or multiple sclerosis in mice. The system increases the number of regulatory T cells, mediators of the immune system's anti-inflammatory response, in the brain. By boosting the number of T regulatory c
20 Best High Protein Snacks in 20222d
20 Best Casein Protein Powders in 20222d
Patients Face Long Delays for Imaging of Cancers and Other Diseases2d
Many U.S. hospitals are postponing scans used to diagnose diseases after a Covid lockdown in China hobbled the main U.S. supplier of an imaging chemical.
Gut bacteria can make blood pressure medication less effective2d
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in America. It's also one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, with nearly half of U.S. adults considered hypertensive under current guidelines. Among those with high blood pressure, an estimated 20% have what's known as resistant hypertension, meanin
Tsunami threats underestimated in current models2d
USC researchers have found a correlation between tsunami severity and the width of the outer wedge — the area between the continental shelf and deep trenches where large tsunamis emerge — that helps explain how underwater seismic events generate large tsunamis.
25 Best Whey Proteins for Women in 20222d
Professional 'guilds' of bacteria gave rise to the modern microbiome2d
Even the smallest marine invertebrates—some barely larger than single-celled protists—are home to distinct and diverse microbial communities, or microbiomes, according to new research from University of British Columbia (UBC) biologists.
25 Best Tasting Vegan Protein Powders in 20222d
Can happy labs increase diversity? Major funder bets big on young scientists2d
Hughes will lavish funding on 150 early-career scientists based on research excellence
How robot bodies could grow human tissue grafts2d
Nature, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01491-8 Some tissues need physical stimulation as they grow and robots could provide a realistic exercise routine.
Vesuvius victim yields first human genome from Pompeii2d
Nature, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01468-7 The skeleton of a man aged 35–40 held enough DNA for scientists to sequence his genome.
The 6G frequency switch that spares scientific services2d
Nature, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01306-w Next-generation wireless services will demand massive increases in data traffic, requiring access to signals at higher frequencies than are presently used. This would disrupt scientific research, but a savvy sharing protocol offers a fix.
'Unsustainable': how satellite swarms pose a rising threat to astronomy2d
Nature, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01420-9 SpaceX and other companies are still struggling to make their satellites darker in the night sky.
Agriculture tech use opens possibility of digital havoc2d
Wide-ranging use of smart technologies is raising global agricultural production but international researchers warn this digital-age phenomenon could reap a crop of another kind — cybersecurity attacks. Complex IT and math modelling has highlighted the risks.
Perplexing fish-like fossil finally classified2d
For the first time since its discovery 130 years ago one of the most mysterious fossil vertebrates has finally been classified, increasing our possible understanding of the first animals to crawl on Earth.
The role of surface chemistry on CO2 adsorption in biomass-derived porous carbons by experimental results and molecular dynamics simulations2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12596-5 The role of surface chemistry on CO 2 adsorption in biomass-derived porous carbons by experimental results and molecular dynamics simulations
How ancient moa survived the ice age, and what can they teach us about modern climate change2d
One species of iconic moa was almost wiped out during the last ice age, according to recently published research. But a small population survived in a modest patch of forest at the bottom of New Zealand's South Island, and rapidly spread back up its east coast once the climate began to warm.
How plate tectonics, mountains and deep-sea sediments have maintained Earth's 'Goldilocks' climate2d
For hundreds of millions of years, Earth's climate has warmed and cooled with natural fluctuations in the level of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere. Over the past century, humans have pushed CO₂ levels to their highest in 2 million years—overtaking natural emissions—mostly by burning fossil fuels, causing ongoing global warming that may make parts of the globe uninhabitable.
Do urban gardens lead to gentrification? Not in Detroit, study shows2d
A wide-scale look at Detroit's urban gardens finds that while they don't seem to foreshadow gentrification in the city, there are some unsettling trends about where they're located and the sociodemographics in those areas.
How preserving a country's languages can lead to decolonization2d
As a child in the Philippines during the 1970s, Joi Barrios-Leblanc remembers singing songs that glorified the country's president Ferdinand Marcos, and his U.S-backed regime of martial law that turned the government into a one-man dictatorship that killed, tortured and incarcerated thousands of its citizens.
Critically endangered elephant, unborn baby suspected poisoned in Indonesia2d
A critically endangered Sumatran elephant and its unborn baby were found dead from suspected poisoning in western Indonesia, a conservation official said on Thursday.
Zimbabwe's ballooning jumbo herds a growing threat to humans2d
Seventy-five-year-old Hanganani Gideon Dube has walked with a slight limp and his speech been laboured since he miraculously survived being trampled by an elephant in northwestern Zimbabwe.
Early Memorial Day deal: Save $240 on the HP Envy 13 – an ideal laptop for students2d
Perfect for work and play, this HP Envy laptop is reduced by over $200 during the HP Memorial Day sale.
Lasers reveal ancient pyramids and canals hidden in the Amazon2d
Nature, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01490-9 Hundreds of new archaeological sites have been discovered beneath the trees.
Size effect of AlGaInP red micro-LEDs on silicon substrate2d
Micro-LEDs have been used in many fields due to their superior performance, such as micro-displays, visible light communication, optical biochips, wearable devices, and biosensors. Obtaining high resolution and high pixel density is one of the key technical challenges of working with micro-LED array displays, as it requires smaller and smaller chip sizes and pixel pitches.
Researchers realize gas-pressure-dependent luminescence2d
Photoluminescent metal-organic frameworks (PL-MOFs) have emerged as a promising class of stimuli-responsive luminescent materials due to their wide range of optoelectronic applications, particularly in luminescence sensing.
Wealthiest homeowners most at risk of wildfire hazard2d
The top ten per cent most valuable homes in the western United States are 70% more likely to be in high wildfire hazard areas than median-value properties, according to a new study.
People must be 'heart' of climate action2d
Tackling the climate crisis can only be achieved by 'placing people at the heart of climate action', researchers say.
The world's most remote oceans are polluted with microplastics2d
Curtin scientists who analyzed seawater samples taken by Jon Sanders on his recent circumnavigation voyage have found microplastics present in the vast majority of samples, including those from very remote areas of the world's oceans.
Historic Greenland ice sheet rainfall unraveled2d
For the first time ever recorded, in the late summer of 2021, rain fell on the high central region of the Greenland ice sheet. This extraordinary event was followed by the surface snow and ice melting rapidly. Researchers now understand exactly what went on in those fateful summer days and what we can learn from it.
5 Animals Who Are Impressive Architects2d
These animals have figured out how to engineer the best homes for themselves.
Genome Spotlight: Giant Isopod (Bathynomus jamesi)2d
The first high-quality genome for a marine isopod may shed light on how this group of crustaceans adapted to the deep, dark depths of the ocean.
To track sea turtles, get DNA from the sand2d
The DNA "fingerprints" that sea turtles leave behind offer scientists a way to track the health and whereabouts of the endangered animals, say researchers. The study is the first to sequence sea turtles' environmental DNA , or eDNA—genetic material shed as they travel over beaches and in water. The research project is also the first to successfully collect animal eDNA from beach sand. Scientists
America mourns another school shooting. Why is it so difficult to strengthen US gun laws?2d
The murders of at least 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school have led to more demands for a coherent approach to gun and mental health reforms in the United States.
Science in Africa: 'The world needs science and science needs women'2d
Nature, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01151-x Getting girls and young women interested in science careers should be given higher priority across Africa. Initiatives such as STEM Belle and STEM4HER are rising to the challenge.
Teaching robots to touch2d
Nature, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01401-y Robots have become increasingly adept at interacting with the world around them. But to fulfil their potential, they also need a sense of touch.
Video doorbells are recording and uploading to servers, audio from 25 feet away, often from inside people's homes, or from the public spaces outside them. How long before a company like Clearview mines this data, as it has everyone's facial recognition photos?2d
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New vaccine type overcomes cancerous tumor defenses2d
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First Quantum Teleportation Between Unconnected Nodes, an Important Step Towards a Functioning Quantum Internet2d
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Google can turn text into realistic images using AI2d
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The First-Ever Treatment for Non-Metastatic Brain Tumors2d
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'Quantum Internet' Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation. Scientists have improved their ability to send quantum information across distant computers — and have taken another step toward the network of the future.2d
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New method can cleanly extract lithium and other valuable minerals from water using magnets | It could boost the cost-effectiveness of several renewable energy solutions2d
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How do parents talk to their children about the massacre at Robb Elementary School?2d
Less than two weeks after a shooting in a Buffalo, New York, grocery store left 10 people dead, an 18-year-old wielding an AR-15-style rifle entered an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and killed 19 children and two teachers.
Tropical storm expert encourages people to be 'weather aware' as hurricane season starts2d
A Virginia Tech meteorologist with expertise in hurricanes and tropical storms encourages people to prepare for the Atlantic hurricane season that begins June 1 in part by finding a trusted area weather source and paying attention to local weather alerts.
How alpine grasslands respond to climate change and anthropogenic impacts2d
Climate change and human activities have already caused degradation in a large area of vegetation on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP).
Studying primates to learn about the evolution of speech2d
Speech and language skills are unique to modern humans. While this ability evolved over millions of years, it is not possible to trace language in the fossil record because it leaves no direct imprint. Instead, re-examining the ways our nearest living relatives communicate is helping to unravel this mysterious capability.
Learning more about tornado experiences to improve safety2d
Has a tornado hit your house or your community? Have you received a tornado alert? NOAA scientists want to hear your story.
Artificiell intelligens kan hjälpa till att skapa grön el2d
Bättre material och katalysatorer behövs för att kunna framställa grön och billig energi – och med hjälp av artificiell intelligens kan processen gå snabbare. Det visar en studie från Malmö universitet. Inlägget dök först upp på forskning.se .
Even vaccinated people can get long COVID•2d
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Even vaccinated people with mild breakthrough COVID-19 infections can experience long COVID with debilitating, lingering symptoms that affect the heart, brain, lungs, and other parts of the body, new research shows. The study of more than 13 million veterans also found that vaccination against the virus that causes COVID-19 reduces the risk of death by 34% and the risk of getting long COVID by 15
How digital technology can help keep cities green and pleasant2d
Parks, small woodlands and even simple patches of grass not only keep a city attractive, but also help people find a sense of bliss in an otherwise bustling urban environment. With new technologies, we can plan and monitor these urban "green spaces" better than ever before.
Tracking the demise of a giant Antarctic iceberg2d
As soon as an iceberg is born it starts to die. Waves chip away at its edges, air thaws it from above, and water melts it from below. Scientists recently chronicled such death throes for one of the world's largest-known icebergs and published their research in Remote Sensing of Environment.
Hubble captures gravitationally bound galaxies NGC 3227 and NGC 32262d
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image finds the large spiral galaxy, NGC 3227, wrapped in a turbulent gravitational dance with its companion, the elliptical galaxy NGC 3226. The twosome—collectively known as Arp 94—is relatively nearby, between 50 and 60 million light-years away toward the constellation Leo, the Lion. A close look at the area between the two galaxies reveals faint tidal streams o
Two years after George Floyd's murder, what's changed?2d
It's been two years since Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd during a police stop by keeping his knee on Floyd's neck. What has changed since? Chauvin's actions, that continued despite protests from a growing crowd of onlookers, sparked nation-wide protests and pressure for police reform. Since then, Chauvin and three other police officers involved in the stop have been convicted of multiple cha
Spears and other tactics curb lionfish invasion2d
A new study from the team outlines the do's and don'ts of responding to a lionfish invasion. Invasive lionfish have spread through the western Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico over the last few decades. More recently, lionfish have also invaded the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal, leading to concerns about their possible impact on ecosystems. A team of scientists hopes t
How Memories Are Linked2d
Memory research, both at the psychological and neurological level, is fascinating, partly because memories are so essential to who we are. We often don't perceive the underlying mechanisms by which memories are formed, stored, and recalled, but they dramatically affect our mental life. Further, being aware of how our memories work is a critical part of neuropsychological humility – human memory i
Advancing battery design based on environmental impacts using an aqueous Al-ion cell as a case study2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13078-4
A new evaluation model of a water conveyance channel based on Bayesian theory by integrating monitoring and detection information2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12997-6
Multi-arch dam safety evaluation based on statistical analysis and numerical simulation2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13073-9
Daily briefing: Parrots flout 'forbidden phenotype' by using head as third limb2d
Nature, Published online: 25 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01488-3 How lovebirds skirt nature's ban on the three-legged body plan. Plus, how COVID health protections have shifted other infections and which educational strategies work best after COVID school closures.
Scientists Accidentally Turn Gene-Edited Hamsters Into Aggressive Bullies2d
(Photo: Andy Holmes/Unsplash) Sometimes experiments don't go as planned. Case in point: when some scientists set out on making hamsters more "peaceful" via gene editing, they accidentally made the fuzzy little rodents more aggressive instead. Neuroscientists at Georgia State University (GSU) wanted to see how vasopressin, a mammalian hormone, influenced social behavior. They used a relatively nov
Comparison of epitheliotrophic factors in platelet-rich plasma versus autologous serum and their treatment efficacy in dry eye disease2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12879-x
Development and verification of the nomogram for dilated cardiomyopathy gene diagnosis2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13135-y
Increased abundance of a common scavenger affects allocation of carrion but not efficiency of carcass removal in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12921-y
Genetic basis of job attainment characteristics and the genetic sharing with other SES indices and well-being2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12905-y
Magnetic exposure using Samarium Cobalt (SmCO5) increased proliferation and stemness of human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hUC-MSCs)2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12653-z Magnetic exposure using Samarium Cobalt (SmC O5 ) increased proliferation and stemness of human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hUC-MSCs)
Influence of the recent winter Arctic sea ice loss in short-term simulations of a regional atmospheric model2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12783-4
Biogenic silver/silver chloride nanoparticles inhibit human cancer cells proliferation in vitro and Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cells growth in vivo2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12974-z
Different DNA methylome, transcriptome and histological features in uterine fibroids with and without MED12 mutations2d
Scientific Reports, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41598-022-12899-7
Professor kan ikke få stoppet program, hvor han bliver narret: »DR har løjet for mig flere gange«2d
Direktør ved Statens Naturhistoriske Museum gengiver i en klage til DR, hvordan tv-medarbejdere narrede ham til at blive interviewet af en kreationist, han under andre omstændigheder aldrig ville have talt med.
HHMI to Award More than $1 Billion to Promote Equity in Research2d
A new program will provide 150 early-career scientists committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity up to $8.6 million each.
Vagina Obscura and Bitch — body language2d
Two works on female sexuality attempt to rebalance centuries of gender bias from often male-dominated science
NASA Moves Forward With Next-Gen Solar Sail Project2d
Getting from point A to point B in the solar system is no simple feat, and inefficient, heavy rockets aren't always the best way. Therefore, NASA has announced it is moving ahead with a new solar sail concept that could make future spacecraft more efficient and maneuverable. The Diffractive Solar Sailing project is now entering phase III development under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NI
Cross-neutralization of Omicron BA.1 against BA.2 and BA.3 SARS-CoV-2•2d
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Nature Communications, Published online: 26 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30580-5 It is important to understand the cross-neutralization among distinct SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sublineages. Zou et al. show that sera from Omicron BA.1-infected people are significantly weaker in neutralizing Omicron BA.2, BA.3, and USA-WA1/2020 than neutralizing BA.1.