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 2022-05-13 17:03 

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Study reveals new way to reconstruct past climate on Mars...

A study led by a Monash University geologist has provided fresh evidence for when high rates of erosion occurred throughout the history of Mars....

 2022-05-13 17:03 

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NASA supports Event Horizon Telescope in studying Milky Way's black hole...

The black hole at the center of our galaxy is the subject of a groundbreaking new image from the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration....

 2022-05-13 17:03 

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Video: Gaia, the billion star surveyor...

ESA's Gaia space telescope revolutionizes our understanding of the Milky Way. It scans the sky to measure the position, movement, distance, and characteristics of billions of stars....

 2022-05-13 17:03 

Phys.org

Deindustrialization as fact and fiction...

The declining importance of manufacturing in rich societies is associated with deep concerns, but also with the hope of opening up new opportunities for economic development. As a result, predictions of a structural change from an industrial to a service ...

 2022-05-13 17:02 

Phys.org

Four shades of deglobalization...

In very recent times, an earthquake in Japan, a blackout in Texas, the grounding of a container ship in the Suez Canal, the pandemic, and the war in Ukraine have disrupted important supply chains, restricting the flow of essential goods such as microchips...

 2022-05-13 17:02 

Phys.org

Sweet lime oils defeat pests...

Citrus peel and pulp is a growing waste problem in the food industry and in the home. However, there is potential to extract something useful from it. Work in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management describes a simple steam distillat...

 2022-05-13 17:02 

Phys.org

Study shows that when a tissue curves, the volume of the cells that compose it increases...

How do our cells organize themselves to give their final shape to our organs? The answer lies in morphogenesis, the set of mechanisms that regulate their distribution in space during embryonic development. A team from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has ...

 2022-05-13 17:00 

Space.com

Scientists grow 1st plants in lunar soil...

Scientists grew plants in three samples of lunar soil brought to Earth by the Apollo missions, but the seedlings reacted as they would in cases of, for example, high salt or metal content....

 2022-05-13 17:00 

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Immunomodulatory effects of parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium on crustacean hemocytes...

The parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium spp. is an endoparasitic dinoflagellatet. It could infect more than 40 species of marine crustaceans, leading to Hematodinium epizootics....

 2022-05-13 17:00 

TreeHugger

Climate Activist Peter Kalmus Calls For a Global Earth Rebellion...

See why climate activist Peter Kalmus is calling for a global rebellion for the planet....

 2022-05-13 16:52 

Space.com

Binoculars deals: The best discounts and savings available...

We've scoured the internet to find the best binoculars deals, with picks from the likes of Celestron, Nikon and more....

 2022-05-13 16:46 

Phys.org

Image: Penultimate sunset at Concordia research station...

The penultimate sunset at Concordia research station in Antarctica marks the beginning of a very exciting time for the 12-member crew: the coming of Antarctic night and the winter-over....

 2022-05-13 16:43 

TreeHugger

The 8 Best Eco-Friendly Plant Pots of 2022...

From natural to recycled materials, there are many sustainable pot options. We researched the best sustainable containers for your garden....

 2022-05-13 16:39 

Phys.org

Decoding the leaf: Scientists search for features to ID modern, fossil leaves...

Machine learning programs that can classify leaves and place them in biological families may unlock new clues about the evolution of plant life, but only if scientists understand what the computers are seeing. A team led by Penn State scientists combined ...

 2022-05-13 16:33 

ScienceDaily.com

Microbes help orchestrate how the gut uses its genes...

The microbes that help break down food actually tell the gut how to do its job better, according to a new study in mice. The researchers said it appears that the microbes are able to influence which of the gut's genes are being called into action, and...

 2022-05-13 16:33 

ScienceDaily.com

Our cells take their ease in the curves...

How do our cells organize themselves to give their final shape to our organs? The answer lies in morphogenesis, the set of mechanisms that regulate their distribution in space during embryonic development. A team has just made a surprising discovery in th...

 2022-05-13 16:21 

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Research warns to beware of your alliance partners' acquisitions...

Alliances and acquisitions are often considered separately and managed by different units, but Dovev Lavie (Bocconi University, Milan) warns that "alliance managers should monitor their partners' acquisitions and study their acquisition targets in...

 2022-05-13 16:20 

Phys.org

What's behind the US infant formula shortage, and how to make sure it doesn't happen again...

A baby formula shortage has added to the woes of American parents already confronted with the pressures of raising an infant during a pandemic in a country ranked low for family-friendly policies....

 2022-05-13 16:12 

Physics World

Objects bloat in a vacuum chamber, measuring tree droop, black hole inspires doughnut giveaway...

Excerpts from the Red Folder The post Objects bloat in a vacuum chamber, measuring tree droop, black hole inspires doughnut giveaway appeared first on Physics World ....

 2022-05-13 16:07 

Space.com

CAPSTONE cubesat moon mission's launch delayed to May 31...

The liftoff of the CAPSTONE moon mission has been pushed four days to no earlier than May 31, NASA announced this week....

 2022-05-13 16:04 

TreeHugger

Two-Thirds of UK Drivers Plan to Go Electric...

Learn more about a new survey finds 67% of British motorists are considering ditching their gas- and diesel-powered cars in favor of an electric vehicle....

 2022-05-13 16:00 

Space.com

Yes, the new photo of the Milky Way's monster black hole looks fuzzy. Here's why it isn't....

Capturing the first-ever image of the Milky Way's black hole was no easy task....

 2022-05-13 15:40 

Phys.org

The Loch Ness monster: A modern history...

Reports of Loch Ness monster sightings keep coming. The latest report, accompanied by a video, is of a 2030ft long creature occasionally breaking the water's surface. Although the video clearly shows a moving v-shaped wake it does not reveal the under...

 2022-05-13 15:38 

Phys.org

Paper or plastic? Rigid waterproof coating for paper aims to reduce our dependence on plastic...

There is a considerable amount of research into the reduction of plastic for many and various applications. For the first time, researchers have found a way to imbue relatively sustainable paper materials with some of the useful properties of plastic. Thi...

 2022-05-13 15:32 

ScienceDaily.com

How sleep helps to process emotions...

Researchers have identified how the brain triages emotions during dream sleep to consolidate the storage of positive emotions while dampening the consolidation of negative ones. The work expands the importance of sleep in mental health and opens new ways ...

 2022-05-13 15:32 

ScienceDaily.com

Early study finds new lymphoma drug effective...

In early research, the oral medication zanubrutinib was found to help most patients with a slow-growing type of cancer known as marginal zone lymphoma....

 2022-05-13 15:32 

ScienceDaily.com

Understanding the genomic modifications in transgenic papaya...

The transgenic papaya 'SunUp' was developed in the 1990s and was widely publicized because of its ability to resist the papaya ringspot virus. A new study has now identified the genomic changes involved and how they influence the transgenic plants...

 2022-05-13 15:32 

ScienceDaily.com

Dragonflies use vision, subtle wing control to straighten up and fly right...

Researchers have untangled the intricate physics and neural controls that enable dragonflies to right themselves while they're falling....

 2022-05-13 15:32 

ScienceDaily.com

Antibiotics can lead to fungal infection because of disruption to the gut's immune system...

Patients prescribed antibiotics in hospital are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the gut, according to a new study....

 2022-05-13 15:32 

ScienceDaily.com

The role of variability: From playing tennis to learning language...

The effect of variability on learning is recognized in many fields: learning is harder when input is variable, but variability leads to better generalization of the knowledge we learned. In this review, researchers bring together over 150 studies on varia...

 2022-05-13 15:30 

Phys.org

Baby oysters follow the crackling sound of snapping shrimp...

Though oysters may be brainless bivalves, they can "hear" and swim towards attractive sounds of the sea....

 2022-05-13 15:29 

Phys.org

Wild Pacific salmon catches down 80%, according to Indigenous elders...

Wild Pacific salmon catches are one sixth what they were 5070 years ago, Indigenous elders report....

 2022-05-13 15:22 

Phys.org

How to motivate students during exam time, according to psychologists...

As exam season begins, parents, caregivers and teachers will be looking for various ways to motivate students to do well in their studies. But the messaging you use to motivate them should depend on their level of confidence, according to research by psyc...

 2022-05-13 15:20 

Phys.org

'Stop measuring black kids with a white stick': How to make school assessments fairer for all...

In the title we quote Michelle Martin (with her permission), who is a proud Kija woman and passionate educator. She sees a system that does not adequately recognize Aboriginal students' worldviews or knowledge. Instead, the education system measures A...

 2022-05-13 15:13 

Phys.org

Could we learn to love slugs and snails in our gardens?...

Before you squash or poison the next slug or snail you see in your garden, consider this: The British Royal Horticultural Society no longer classifies these gastropods as pests. Why on earth would a leading gardening organization do that, you might wonder...

 2022-05-13 15:13 

Phys.org

Trees aren't a climate change cure-all: Two new studies on the life and death of trees in a warming world show why...

When people talk about ways to slow climate change, they often mention trees, and for good reason. Forests take up a large amount of the planet-warming carbon dioxide that people put into the atmosphere when they burn fossil fuels. But will trees keep up ...

 2022-05-13 15:11 

Phys.org

What is 'personhood?' The ethics question that needs a closer look in abortion debates...

Controversy over abortion reached a fever pitch on May 2, 2022, when the leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion was published by Politico. If the draft's key points are reflected in the final ruling, this would strike down Roe v. Wade, ...

 2022-05-13 15:09 

Phys.org

How to grow plants on the moon...

What do you need to make your garden grow? As well as plenty of sunshine alternating with gentle showers of rain—and busy bees and butterflies to pollinate the plants—you need good, rich soil to provide essential minerals. But imagine you had ...

 2022-05-13 15:09 

Phys.org

Black hole scientist: 'Wherever we look, we should see donuts'...

Discovering something for the second time doesn't usually have scientists jump out of their seats with excitement. But that's exactly what happened in the case of Sgr A* (pronounced "sadge-ay-star"), the second black hole imaged....

 2022-05-13 15:08 

Phys.org

A metasurface-based light-to-microwave transmitter for hybrid wireless communications...

Today, wireless communications play an increasingly important role in our daily lives. For future "freewheeling4; sixth generation (6G) wireless communications, the hybrid communication systems that can exploit advantages of both optical and microw...

 2022-05-13 15:08 

Phys.org

On-chip photodetection: Two-dimensional material heterojunctions...

Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) use photons as information carriers and are expected to solve the bottleneck problems of microelectronic chips in terms of speed, power consumption and integration density with their advantages of ultra-high transmissio...

 2022-05-13 15:08 

Phys.org

Study provides methods for obtaining source apportionment of soil heavy metals...

Previous studies have indicated that soil heavy metals (HMs) contaminating the surrounding of mining areas mainly emanates from industrial emissions. However, research on the quantification of specific risks from various sources is still lacking....

 2022-05-13 15:08 

Phys.org

Novel zeolites-silver catalyst boosts formaldehyde oxidation at low temperatures...

A research group led by Prof. Xiao Jianping and Assoc. Prof. Jiao Feng from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with Prof. Qu Zhenping from Dalian University of Technology, designed a ...

 2022-05-13 15:08 

Phys.org

Colorado has been unusually windy this spring. Here's why you should care...

Think it's been unusually windy on the Front Range this spring? You're right....

 2022-05-13 15:07 

Phys.org

Mapping heat flow beneath Greenland highlights geothermal 'freak zone'...

In our understanding of global geothermal heat flow, Greenland and the surrounding ocean floor has effectively been a blind spot. Now, scientist have dug up all available and somewhat unavailable heat flow data, creating common ground for working with Gre...

 2022-05-13 15:07 

Phys.org

Pink pigeons in Mauritius made a remarkable comeback from near-extinction, but are still losing genetic diversity...

In the 1980s there were just ten or so pink pigeons left in the wild. Known to scientists as Nesoenas mayeri, the species is found only on Mauritius, the Indian Ocean island that was once home to the dodo. Like the dodo, the pink pigeon made an easy targe...

 2022-05-13 15:07 

Phys.org

Structure of key protein for cell division puzzles researchers...

Human cell division involves hundreds of proteins at its core. Knowing the 3D structure of these proteins is pivotal to understand how our genetic material is duplicated and passed through generations. The groups of Andrea Musacchio and Stefan Raunser at ...

 2022-05-13 15:06 

Phys.org

Algae reveal clues about climate changes over millions of years...

Organisms adjust their cell walls according to environmental conditions such as temperature. Some adaptations involve changes in lipids, which may still be preserved long after the rest of the organisms has been degraded. Researchers at the University of ...

 2022-05-13 15:04 

LiveScience.com

What are viruses?...

Viruses are microscopic parasites that lack the capacity to thrive and reproduce outside of a host body....

 2022-05-13 15:00 

TreeHugger

Invasive Insects Will Kill 1.4 Million Trees by 2050...

Over the next 30 years, invasive insects will destroy 1.4 million trees in cities. The main culprit is the emerald ash borer....

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