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 2022-01-27 00:05 

EurekAlert

Obesity is more prevalent in people with type 1 diabetes than previously thought...

People with type 1 diabetes should be screened regularly for obesity and chronic kidney disease, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism....

 2022-01-27 00:05 

EurekAlert

Screening study IDs inhibitor of key COVID virus enzyme...

A study published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling reports the discovery of a molecule with significant potential to disable the COVID-19 virus. The molecule was identified using high-throughput virtual screening—a search through ...

 2022-01-27 00:05 

EurekAlert

Cultural differences impact the evaluation of creativity...

Researchers from HSE University have found that people from different cultures evaluate other people's creativity differently. Russians tend to believe that the more unusual a drawing is, the more creative it is, while participants from the United Ara...

 2022-01-27 00:05 

EurekAlert

Illuminating a biological light switch...

Using an innovative new imaging technique, researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have revealed the inner workings of a family of light-sensing molecules in unprecedented detail and speed. The work could inform new strategies in the burgeoning field of opt...

 2022-01-27 00:05 

EurekAlert

How to ruin the taste of a cookie with just 2 words...

A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but a chocolate chip cookie labeled "consumer complaint" won't taste as good as the exact same product described as "new and improved," a new study suggests....

 2022-01-27 00:05 

EurekAlert

Mysterious object unlike anything astronomers have seen before...

A team mapping radio waves in the Universe has discovered something unusual that releases a giant burst of energy three times an hour, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.Spinning around in space, the strange object sends out a beam ...

 2022-01-27 00:05 

EurekAlert

SLAC and Stanford researchers reveal the fourth signature of the superconducting transition in cuprates...

Superconductors have four classic traits, including conducting electric current without loss and levitating magnets. Now the discovery of the fourth and final trait caps 15 years of detective work....

 2022-01-26 22:39 

BBC

NIF: US lab takes further step towards nuclear fusion goal...

US physicists confirm that they have achieved a stage in nuclear fusion called "burning plasma"....

 2022-01-26 22:39 

Universe Today

Finally, an Explanation for the Cold Spot in the Cosmic Microwave Background...

A new study by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has confirmed the existence of a Supervoid, which could explain how there's a "Cold Spot" in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). The post Finally, an Explanation for the Cold Spot in the Cosmic Mi...

 2022-01-26 22:15 

Universe Today

5,000 Exoplanets!...

Before NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) mission launched in 2018, astronomers tried to understand what it would find in advance. One study calculated that TESS would find between 4430 and 4660 new exoplanets during its primary two-y...

 2022-01-26 21:49 

Phys.org

Fossil snail shells offer new tool for analyzing ancient ocean chemistry...

A collection of fossil shells from marine snails and clams is challenging a theory that says the world's deadliest mass extinction was accompanied by severe ocean acidification....

 2022-01-26 21:48 

Phys.org

Culture plays role in children's acceptance of gender-diverse peers...

Shown four images of hypothetical peers—a boy playing with cars and trucks, a girl playing with cars and trucks, a boy playing with a Barbie and dollhouse, and a girl playing with a Barbie and dollhouse—children from Thailand and China were th...

 2022-01-26 21:47 

Phys.org

X-rays will make plant diets of the future more tasty...

Imagine taking your favorite treat—a Mars bar or cream puff—and beaming it with X-rays to map out what makes it so delicious. Then, picture being able to transfer some of those magnificent qualities and tastes to healthier, more sustainable pr...

 2022-01-26 21:47 

Space.com

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stage will slam into the moon on March 4...

The upper stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that launched the DSCOVR satellite in 2015 will arrive violently on the lunar surface just five weeks from now....

 2022-01-26 21:46 

Phys.org

Getting in gear: Researchers create a slow light device with high optical quality...

Researchers including a postdoc at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have created a gear-shaped photonic crystal microring that increases the strength of light-matter interactions without sacrificing optical quality. The result is an on-chip microre...

 2022-01-26 21:25 

NPR

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The brain science behind deciding to drink when you're thirsty is pretty complicated...

It feels simple: When we're thirsty, we drink. But the brain science explaining that simple decision turns out to be very complicated....

 2022-01-26 21:11 

Phys.org

NASA Greenland mission completes six years of mapping unknown terrain...

To learn how ocean water is melting glaciers, NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland mission extensively surveyed the coastline of the world's largest island....

 2022-01-26 21:00 

BBC

Elon Musk SpaceX rocket on collision course with moon...

Astronomers say that a rocket in space since 2015 is hurtling towards the moon where it will explode....

 2022-01-26 20:59 

Phys.org

Will the COVID-19 pandemic make waste management more uncontrollable?...

The outbreak of COVID-19 has changed our lifestyle, and even the environment around us, such as the reduction of carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions and the alleviation of water pollution. A more obvious change is that the production of waste re...

 2022-01-26 20:59 

Phys.org

When light loses symmetry, it can hold particles...

Optical tweezers use light to immobilize microscopic particles as small as a single atom in 3D space. The basic principle behind optical tweezers is the momentum transfer between light and the object being held. Analogous to the water pushing on a dam tha...

 2022-01-26 20:56 

NBC News

Hot stuff: Fusion power milestone reached...

Researchers were able to spark a fusion reaction that briefly sustained itself — a major feat because fusion requires such high temperatures and pressures that it easily fizzles out....

 2022-01-26 20:30 

SpaceNews

White House official: Norms needed for 'satellite to satellite interaction'...

Audrey Schaffer, director of space policy at the National Security Council, said an emerging concern is whether there should be a set of rules for satellites that dock with other satellites. The post White House official: Norms needed for 'satellite t...

 2022-01-26 20:16 

Phys.org

Three, two, one: astronomers predict SpaceX space junk will hit the Moon...

A chunk of a SpaceX rocket that blasted off seven years ago and was abandoned in space after completing its mission will crash into the Moon in March, experts say....

 2022-01-26 20:15 

Phys.org

Breakthrough measurements of vibrating atoms in nanostructures ushers in new class of technology...

Vanderbilt researchers Sokrates Pantelides and Joshua Caldwell are part of an international collaboration that has demonstrated a new way to manipulate and measure subtle atomic vibrations in nanomaterials. This breakthrough could make it possible to deve...

 2022-01-26 20:15 

Phys.org

Learning loss must be recovered to avoid long-term damage to children's wellbeing and productivity, new report says...

School closures have caused large and persistent damage to children's learning and well-being, the cost of which will be felt for decades to come, according to a new report launched today by the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP), co-hos...

 2022-01-26 20:15 

Phys.org

Universal sex differences appear in adolescents' career aspirations, study finds...

A new analysis by David Geary at the University of Missouri and Gijsbert Stoet at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom finds career aspirations from nearly 500,000 adolescents shows consistent sex differences across 80 nations, suggesting biologi...

 2022-01-26 20:15 

Scientific American

FEMA to Start Tracking Race of Disaster-Aid Applicants...

The agency wants to examine if aid is distrubuted inequitably...

 2022-01-26 20:14 

Phys.org

Groundbreaking study reveals dynamics of DNA replication 'licensing'...

A new study from scientists at the UNC School of Medicine has illuminated an important process that occurs during cell division and is a likely source of DNA damage under some circumstances, including cancer....

 2022-01-26 20:14 

Phys.org

Scientific hardware, experiments return to Earth on SpaceX CRS-24 Dragon...

A retired microscope and samples from studies on colloids and cellular signaling are among the cargo returning from the International Space Stationaboard the 24th SpaceX commercial resupply services mission. The Dragon craft, which arrived at the station ...

 2022-01-26 20:09 

Space.com

Meteorite hunters rejoice: Antarctica probably harbors 300,000 undiscovered space rocks...

An artificial intelligence program suggests there may be hundreds of thousands of meteorites left for scientists to discover in Antarctica and reveals what may be the most likely places to unearth them....

 2022-01-26 20:00 

TreeHugger

Wauhaus Is a Minimalist Cabin Inspired by Treehouses...

See how this minimalist cabin offers a high-quality and more sustainable alternative for individuals or hospitality providers looking to install an extra office space....

 2022-01-26 19:51 

NBC News

Can humans regrow limbs? A lab study with frogs offers hope...

A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, Michael Levin and his colleagues announced they were able to trigger the regrowth of legs in adult frogs....

 2022-01-26 19:49 

Space.com

Best telescopes 2022: Top picks for viewing planets, galaxies, stars and more...

Our selection of the best telescopes will suit all budgets and needs — whether you're observing planets, stars, the moon or anything else in the night sky....

 2022-01-26 19:42 

ScienceDaily.com

Ancient ice reveals mysterious solar storm...

Through analysis of ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica, a research team has found evidence of an extreme solar storm that occurred about 9,200 years ago. What puzzles the researchers is that the storm took place during one of the sun's more quiet...

 2022-01-26 19:40 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists regrow frog's lost leg...

Scientists have triggered long-term growth of legs in adult frogs, which are naturally unable to regenerate limbs. The frogs regrew a lost leg over months, triggered by just 24 hour exposure to a five-drug cocktail held under a bioreactor. The new legs we...

 2022-01-26 19:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Robot performs first laparoscopic surgery without human help...

A robot has performed laparoscopic surgery on the soft tissue of a pig without the guiding hand of a human -- a significant step in robotics toward fully automated surgery on humans....

 2022-01-26 19:28 

Phys.org

Binary black hole spin behavior revealed using novel techniques...

Research done at Cornell University has uncovered from gravitation wave data the first potential signs of spin-orbit resonances in binary black holes, a step toward understanding the mechanisms of supernovas and other big questions in astrophysics....

 2022-01-26 19:25 

Phys.org

New method for making microparticles could accelerate drug development, production of new cell strains...

UCLA scientists have devised a method for producing intricately shaped hydrogel microparticles at a rate of more than 40 million per hour—at least 10 times faster than the current standard approach....

 2022-01-26 19:19 

LiveScience.com

500 million-year-old, bug-like fossils have stunningly preserved nervous systems...

Two tiny fossils, each smaller than an aspirin pill, contain fossilized nerve tissue from 508 million years ago. The bug-like Cambrian creatures could help scientists piece together the evolutionary history of modern-day spiders and scorpions....

 2022-01-26 19:14 

Space.com

Streaming deals: great sci-fi content and discounts...

These streaming deals will give you tons of great sci-fi content for you to enjoy....

 2022-01-26 19:09 

LiveScience.com

'Stealth' omicron is in the US. Here's what we know about it....

A stealthy version of the omicron variant has been detected in the U.S., but so far, it makes up a very low proportion of the overall cases in the country....

 2022-01-26 19:06 

NBC News

On the hunt for meteorites, researchers look to a data-based 'treasure map'...

A Belgian-Dutch team of scientists says it has created the first "treasure map" showing where meteorites may be found...

 2022-01-26 19:03 

The Conversation AU

This object in space flashed brilliantly for 3 months, then disappeared. Astronomers are intrigued...

Artist visualisation Author provided "Holy sharks, Batman, it's periodic!" I exclaimed on Slack. It was the first lockdown of 2021 in Perth, and we were all working from home. And when astronomers look for something to distract themselves from...

 2022-01-26 19:02 

BBC

Climate change: Key crops face major shifts as world warms...

Global warming will alter the areas suitable to grow key crops like coffee, cashews and avocados....

 2022-01-26 19:00 

Phys.org

Suitable growing regions for coffee, cashews, and avocados predicted to shift as Earth warms...

A new analysis predicts that, as climate change progresses, the most suitable regions for growing coffee arabica, cashews, and avocados will decline in some of the main countries that produce these crops. Roman Grter and colleagues at Zurich University of...

 2022-01-26 19:00 

Phys.org

Research team chase down advantage in quantum race...

Quantum researchers at the University of Bristol have dramatically reduced the time to simulate an optical quantum computer, with a speedup of around one billion over previous approaches....

 2022-01-26 19:00 

Phys.org

Ice-age remains near Sea of Galilee show ancient residents thrived as ice melted...

A new article published today in PLOS ONE by a Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)'s Institute of Archaeology team and colleagues focused on the remains of a previously submerged fisher-hunter-gatherer camp on the shores of the Sea of Galilee from aro...

 2022-01-26 19:00 

ScienceNews.org

Machine learning points to prime places in Antarctica to find meteorites...

Using data on how ice moves across Antarctica, researchers identified more than 600 spots where space rocks may gather on the southern continent....

 2022-01-26 18:53 

Universe Today

Incredible Image Shows Twin Stellar Jets Blasting Out of a Star-Forming Region...

Young stars go through a lot as they're being born. They sometimes emit jets of ionized gas called MHOs—Molecular Hydrogen emission-line Objects. New images of two of these MHOs, also called stellar jets, show how complex they can be and what a ...

 2022-01-26 18:40 

Phys.org

Hot stuff: Lab hits milestone on long road to fusion power...

With 192 lasers and temperatures more than three times hotter than the center of the sun, scientists hit—at least for a fraction of a second—a key milestone on the long road toward nearly pollution-free fusion energy....

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