Kenya calls for help in fight against rising sexual abuse by foreignersAnti-trafficking organisations say widespread trust in white outsiders makes children an easy target for abusers from the west.The Guardian Shared .
Japan supercomputer suggests changes to travel, work amid airborne virus threatModels simulated in Japan suggested that operating commuter trains with windows open and limiting the number of passengers may help reduce the risk of coronavirus infections, as scientists warn of airborne spread of the virus.Reuters Shared .
Space news A rare surprise for stargazers as an EXTREMELY rare astronomical event is due tMARS will be visible to the naked eye in Australia as an incredibly rare astronomical event approaches.Express Shared .
Coronavirus live news: US gives WHO official notice of its withdrawal next yearJoe Biden says he would return US to WHO if elected; Bolsonaro taking hydroxycholoquine to cure his Covid-19 infection.The Guardian Shared .
Hope Mars Mission: How to watch the UAE's world-first rocket launchA HISTORIC rocket launch that will enable the first-ever full 'picture' of Mars' atmosphere is due to launch next week, and viewers around the world will be able to watch.Express Shared .
Elon Musk: Billionaire reveals purpose of Tesla is to enable humankind to leave EarthELON Musk has revealed the purpose of US electric car giant Tesla is to enable humankind to become a multi-planetary species.Express Shared .
Life after death: Scientist explains what ACTUALLY happens when you dieA WORLD renowned doctor has revealed to the world what it is like to die and says the process is 'peaceful' and 'pleasant'.Express Shared .
Warning of serious brain disorders in people with mild Covid symptomsUK neurologists publish details of mildly affected or recovering patients with serious or potentially fatal brain conditions.The Guardian Shared .
Hearing and visual impairments linked to elevated dementia riskOlder adults with both hearing and visual impairments - or dual sensory impairment - had a significantly higher risk for dementia in a recent study published in Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring.EurekAlert! Shared .
New study reveals people more likely to donate when reminded of own mortalityNew research from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that people are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own mortality.EurekAlert! Shared .
Animals who try to sound 'bigger' are good at learning soundsSome animals fake their body size by sounding 'bigger' than they actually are. Maxime Garcia from the University of Zurich and Andrea Ravignani from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics studied 164 different mammals and found that animals who lower their voice to sound bigger are often skilled vocalists.EurekAlert! Shared .
Numerous jobs linked to increased risk of knee reconstructionA major review of knee osteoarthritis , which can lead to knee surgery, pain and loss of mobility, reveals widespread risk of OA, demonstrating a need for prevention outside of traditional workplaces.EurekAlert! Shared .
Certain jobs linked to higher risk of knee osteoarthritisWorkers in jobs that typically involve heavy lifting, frequent climbing, prolonged kneeling, squatting, and standing face an increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis.EurekAlert! Shared .
New trial results question standard treatment plan for rheumatoid arthritisIn a clinical trial of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, treatment with a drug called upadacitinib provided greater benefits than methotrexate, the most commonly used initial therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.EurekAlert! Shared .
Bacteria in infants' first stool may indicate their risk of obesityMeconium - the earliest stool of an infant - is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus.EurekAlert! Shared .
Does a child's height affect their future risk of obesity?Children who are relatively tall for their age have a higher risk of developing obesity, according to a new study published in Obesity.EurekAlert! Shared .
Early clinical trial tests treatment strategy for pancreatic cancerPancreatic cancer carries a poor prognosis, and it often goes undetected until advanced stages. A new BJS study indicates that a certain cocktail of chemotherapy drugs may be a safe and effective treatment option for patients with a metastatic form of the disease.EurekAlert! Shared .
Links between parents' and children's asthma and allergiesNew research published in Clinical and Experimental Allergy found that, compared with a father's traits related to allergies and asthma, a mother's traits create a higher risk that a child will develop these same traits in early childhood.EurekAlert! Shared .
Certain factors during infancy may affect bone health in adulthoodIn a recent study, breast feeding during infancy was associated with a lower risk of lower limb fractures when children reached young adulthood, while maternal smoking was associated with a higher risk of upper limb fractures.EurekAlert! Shared .
Does early access to pension funds improve health?In a recent study from Singapore, early access to pension wealth was associated with improved health status.EurekAlert! Shared .
The effects of smartphone use on parentingParents may worry that spending time on their smartphones has a negative impact on their relationships with their children.EurekAlert! Shared .
The story behind a uniquely dark, wetland soilWhen it comes to soils, proper identification is key. Identification allows scientists to determine the story behind the soil: how it formed, how it behaves in different scenarios, and how valuable it may be to certain plants and animals.EurekAlert! Shared .
Towards climate resilient urban energy systemsNik and colleagues provide an overview of and insight into the progress achieved in the energy sector to adapt to climate change, focusing on the climate resilience of urban energy systems.EurekAlert! Shared .
Researchers find promising therapy to fight epidemic of liver diseaseIn an effort to combat a growing worldwide epidemic of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease , scientists have discovered a new target and a new therapy that has shown promising results in preclinical mouse models, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.EurekAlert! Shared .
New Zealand: man with Covid-19 absconds from quarantine for supermarket 'dash'Man charged over latest breach of quarantine as country deals with influx of returning citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.The Guardian Shared .
New Zealand opposition MP who leaked details of Covid-19 patients steps downActions by Hamish Walker have dealt a blow to the National party weeks away from an election.The Guardian Shared .
Minecraft version of South Australian school created by students, to run virtual tours amid COVID-19Students map entire school into computer game, and now hope to offer virtual tours to prospective students.ABC Science News Shared .
Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damageScientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium.Reuters Shared .
Bright feathers, bright brains: hummingbirds 'can order numerically'Study claims tiny creatures can order things in sequence, but researchers say it does not confirm they can count.The Guardian Shared .
Bat Says Hi As It HuntsVelvety free-tail bats produce sounds that help them locate insect prey, but that simultaneously identify them to their companions.Scientific American Shared .
Volunteers return lesser noddy seabirds to Abrolhos Islands after once-in-a-decade stormWhen heavy storms hit WA's coast in May, rare birds was blown hundreds of kilometres down the coast, but 18 survived thanks to the efforts of volunteers and were relocated back to their island home.ABC Science News Shared .
Eco-friendly ocean drones to patrol Australian waters for illegal vesselsA fleet of unmanned, remotely piloted boats will be launched next year to help detect illegal vessels entering Australian waters.ABC Science News Shared .
Flying car technology to be tested in regional NSW to 'overcome tyranny of distance'It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a flying car — western NSW town chosen as the test site for a new passenger drone.ABC Science News Shared .
W.H.O. to Review Evidence of Airborne Transmission of CoronavirusThe World Health Organization plans to update its advice after hundreds of experts urged the agency to reconsider the risk of aerosol transmission.The New York Times Shared .
Atlassian's Mike Cannon-Brookes says clean energy 'best opportunity' for COVID-19 reboundAs governments grapple with quick ways to create jobs and stimulate activity Mr Cannon-Brookes says masses of large-scale renewable energy projects are shovel ready.ABC Science News Shared .
Comet NEOWISE UK: How to see the icy Comet NEOWISE from the UK this month?COMET NEOWISE is racing through the solar system and stargazers are in for a treat because the icy space rock will be visible this month.Express Shared .
Coronavirus spread in high-density towers comes from proximity, shared spaces and even ventilation, researchers sayThey've been labelled "vertical cruise ships" with "explosive potential" to spread COVID-19 — but what do scientists and researchers around the world say about why high-density public housing is so dangerous?ABC Science News Shared .
Long-term effects of coronavirus mean returning home from ICU is not the end of itA long way from home, Karl Schurr and Annie McCluskey both tested positive for coronavirus.ABC Science News Shared .
Russia's FSB arrests former journalist accused of passing military secrets to WestSecurity service agents detain a former journalist, who now works as an adviser to the director of Russia's state space corporation, and accuse him of treason for allegedly passing military secrets to a Western nation.ABC Science News Shared .
Scientists put forward plan to create universal species listSingle classification system could end centuries of disagreement and improve global efforts to tackle biodiversity loss.The Guardian Shared .
Making a list of all creatures, great and smallA paper published July 7, 2020 in the open access journal PLOS Biology outlines a roadmap for creating, for the first time, an agreed list of all the world's species, from mammals and birds to plants, fungi and microbes.Phys.org Shared .
Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution RecordHigh temperatures and dry soil mean ideal conditions for fires. Blazes in June produced more carbon emissions than any other fires in almost two decades of monitoring.The New York Times Shared .
Should We Fly By Venus on the Way to Mars?After landing on the Moon, heading to Mars became the next logical step for space exploration.LabRoots Shared .
More U.S. Homes Are at Risk of Repeat FloodingScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
How does travel engage the senses?Travel has long inspired the mind and engaged the senses, but just what's going on in the human body when we venture near or far?Stuff To Blow Your Mind Shared .
Predicting fire riskResearchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a method that uses machine learning to predict seasonal fire risk in Africa, where half of the world's wildfire-related carbon emissions originate.Phys.org Shared .
Strange bedfellows: How butterfly caterpillars sustain their association with cocktail antsThe spectacular leaps of gazelles, group living in deer and monkeys, and fast flight in many insects are all linked by a common.Phys.org Shared .
Conservation agriculture increases carbon sequestration in extensive cropsAfter comparing the situation of conventional agriculture based on heavy tilling to data from the model based on a no-till farming situation with extensive crops , regions appeared where carbon sequestration could triple the amount fixed by the 4permille initiative, places such as the Guadalquivir valley, Navarre, Aragon and Catalonia.Phys.org Shared .
On-chip spin-Hall nanograting for simultaneously detecting phase and polarization singularitiesA plasmonic spin-Hall nanograting structure that simultaneously detects both the polarization and phase singularities of the incident beam is reported.Phys.org Shared .
Curiosity Mars rover's summer road trip has begunNASA's Curiosity Mars rover has started a road trip that will continue through the summer across roughly a mile of terrain.Phys.org Shared .
The limitations of super-resolution microscopy overcomeWith high-resolution microscopy, it is theoretically possible to image cell structures with a resolution of a few nanometres.Phys.org Shared .
For cleaner air, water, and soilThe air around us is getting more and more polluted. No wonder many scientists strive to find a way to purify it.Phys.org Shared .
Agriculture: A climate villain? Maybe not!The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change claims that agriculture is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases, and is thus by many observers considered as a climate villain.Phys.org Shared .
How Blindsight Helps Us Explain ConsciousnessBlindsight is the phenomenon in which blind people can interact with their environments even though they cant see it.LabRoots Shared .
Examining trapped ion technology for next generation quantum computersQuantum computers are poised to drive important advances in several domains, including medicine, material science and internet security.Phys.org Shared .
A chemical cocktail of air pollution in Beijing, China during COVID-19 outbreakThe novel coronavirus disease spreads rapidly around the world, and has limited people's outdoor activities substantially.Phys.org Shared .
To protect threatened beetle, entomologists hope new colony takes holdAs thousands of hopeful coronavirus shut-ins look forward to heading to Atlantic beaches for the July 4 holiday, University of Massachusetts Amherst entomologist Rodger Gwiazdowski and colleagues are also heading to the beach—but they'll visit the last quiet natural one protected by the National Park Service at Sandy Hook, New Jersey.Phys.org Shared .
Why nature, history and American culture all make social isolation difficultAs politicians consider ways to stem the rising number of COVID-19 cases, public spaces have become battlegrounds for those tired of the closures.Phys.org Shared .
A new understanding of protein movementMany of the most promising medicines under development are proteins, often antibodies, to help patients fight disease.Phys.org Shared .
Scientists use gene therapy to inhibit blinding eye disease in rodentsIn experiments in rats and mice, two Johns Hopkins scientists - an engineer and an ophthalmologist - report the successful use of nanoparticles to deliver gene therapy for blinding eye disease.Phys.org Shared .
High-throughput sequencing tracks historical spread of grapevine virusesGrapevine is infected by more than 90 viruses, with new viral species discovered yearly as a result of the newer technology introduced by High-Throughput Sequencing.Phys.org Shared .
RNA key in helping stem cells know what to becomeLook deep inside our cells, and you'll find that each has an identical genome - a complete set of genes that provides the instructions for our cells' form and function.Phys.org Shared .
New collection of stars, not born in our galaxy, discovered in Milky WayAstronomers can go their whole career without finding a new object in the sky. But for Lina Necib, a postdoctoral scholar in theoretical physics at Caltech, the discovery of a cluster of stars in the Milky Way, but not born of the Milky Way, came early—with a little help from supercomputers, the Gaia space observatory, and new deep learning...Phys.org Shared .
NASA finds powerful storm's around Tropical Storm Cristina's centerA low-pressure area strengthened quickly and became Tropical Storm Cristina in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and infrared imagery from NASA revealed the powerful thunderstorms fueling that intensification.Phys.org Shared .
Contest between superconductivity and insulating states in 'magic angle' grapheneIf you stack two layers of graphene one on top of the other, and rotate them at an angle of 1.1º from each other—the so-called 'magic-angle,' experiments have proven that the material can behave like an insulator, where no electrical current can flow, and at the same can also behave like a superconductor, where electrical currents can flow...Phys.org Shared .
Edouard now post-tropical in NASA-NOAA satellite imageryWhen NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the western North Atlantic Ocean on July 6, it provided forecasters with a visible image of Edouard after it transitioned into a post-tropical cyclone.Phys.org Shared .
'Growing' active sites on quantum dots for robust hydrogen photogenerationVery recently, Chinese researchers had achieved site - and spatial - selective integration of earth-abundant metal ions in semiconductor quantum dots for efficient and robust photocatalytic H2 evolution from water.Phys.org Shared .
Study reveals many Great Lakes state parks impacted by record-high water levelsEvery summer millions of people visit parks and protected areas along the shorelines of the Great Lakes to camp, hike, swim and explore nature's beauty.Phys.org Shared .
Climate change may cause extreme waves in ArcticExtreme ocean surface waves with a devastating impact on coastal communities and infrastructure in the Arctic may become larger due to climate change, according to a new study.Phys.org Shared .
The cosmic commute towards star and planet formationThe molecular gas in galaxies is organized into a hierarchy of structures. The molecular material in giant molecular gas clouds travels along intricate networks of filamentary gas lanes towards the congested centers of gas and dust where it is compressed into stars and planets, much like the millions of people commuting to cities for work around...Phys.org Shared .
Research reveals regulatory features of maize genome during early reproductive developmentGrowth and development of all organisms depends on coordinated regulation of gene expression in time and space, and this is largely controlled by non-coding sequences in the genome.Phys.org Shared .
Fauci: US is 'still knee-deep in first wave' of pandemic as it nears 130,000 deathsDr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Monday that America's grasp of the pandemic was "really not good" and urged further action as new cases of the virus continue to surge to record highs of about 50,000 a day across the country.The Guardian Shared .
White Dwarfs are Primary Source of Carbon in Milky Way, Astronomers SayAstronomers have analyzed a few carbon-oxygen white dwarfs in Milky Way's old open clusters, and their findings help shed new light on the origin of the carbon, an element essential to life on Earth.Sci News Shared .
What you need to know about the airborne transmission of COVID-19More than 200 experts have implored the World Health Organization to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread through the air.Science News Shared .
Why Some Are Naturally Better at Preventing Urinary Tract InfectionsUrinary tract infections can be very painful and can cause nausea, chills, and fever. A pathogenic strain of E.LabRoots Shared .
Archaeologists Find 1,900-Year-Old Leather Toy MouseArchaeologists have found a toy mouse at the site of Vindolanda, an ancient Roman military fort and settlement on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, northern England.Sci News Shared .
Dinosaurs descended from pocket-sized reptile which 'would probably make a great pet', scientists sayTiny insect slayer' just 10cm tall lived 237 million years ago in Madagascar, fossil study reveals.The Independent Shared .
COVID-related discrimination disproportionately impacts racial minoritiesDiscrimination by someone who perceives you to be infected with coronavirus is an experience nearly a quarter of all U.S. residents have in racial minorities.Phys.org Shared .
Dozens of endangered dorcas gazelles killed by poachers in NigerAround 40 dorcas gazelles, an endangered species, have been slaughtered by poachers in one of Africa's largest nature reserves, environmental authorities said Tuesday.Phys.org Shared .
First time buyer? You'll get the best treatment if you have a British or French accentIf you're a first time buyer with a British or French accent then the chances are you will be treated to the highest level of customer service by estate agents, according to a new, mystery shopping-style study from researchers at the University of Sheffield.Phys.org Shared .
Interplay of impact, moral goals influences charitable giving to different causesCharitable giving is a nearly sector of the U.S. economy, but what accounts for why some individuals, foundations and corporations give locally while others give to charities on the other side of the globe?Phys.org Shared .
Evidence for rapid growth of 'orthodox' Anglican churches in sub Saharan Africa questionedNew research published by an Aberdeen academic has drawn into question claims that churches in the global south have experienced a growth in new converts as a result of their 'orthodoxy', particularly when it comes to the LGBTQ movement.Phys.org Shared .
The collective power of the solar system's dark, icy bodiesThe outermost reaches of our solar system are a strange place—filled with dark and icy bodies with nicknames like Sedna, Biden and The Goblin, each of which span several hundred miles across.Phys.org Shared .
'Light squeezer' reduces quantum noise in lasers, could enhance quantum computing and gravitational-wave detectionPhysicists at MIT have designed a quantum "light squeezer" that reduces quantum noise in an incoming laser beam by 15 percent.Phys.org Shared .
Cooling mechanism increases solar energy harvesting for self-powered outdoor sensorsSensors placed in the environment spend long periods of time outdoors through all weather conditions, and they must continuously power themselves in order to collect data.Phys.org Shared .
Protein linked to cancer acts as a viscous glue in cell divisionAn over-abundance of the protein PRC1, which is essential to cell division, is a telltale sign in many cancer types, including prostate, ovarian, and breast cancer.Phys.org Shared .
Colleges that emphasize activism have more civically engaged studentsStudents tend to be more engaged in activism if the school that they attend emphasizes social and political issues, according to new research featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.Phys.org Shared .
The study of lysosomal function during cell division and chromosomal instabilityA team from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Barcelona , in collaboration with a researcher from the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota, have described that lysosomes and autophagy processes are active during mitosis and are necessary for a correct cell division.Phys.org Shared .
This is the first known particle with four of the same kind of quarkA weird four-quark particle could be a unique testing ground for the strong force that governs how quarks stick together.Science News Shared .
Video: How COVID-19 is affecting support for mail-in votingHow will opinions change as cases across the country in states, such as Arizona or Florida, where cases are rising sharply?Phys.org Shared .
Tree rings show unprecedented rise in extreme weather in South AmericaScientists have filled a gaping hole in the world's climate records by reconstructing 600 years of soil-moisture swings across southern and central South America.Phys.org Shared .
Evolution makes the world less raggedHow does evolution impact ecological patterns? It helps smooth out the rough edges, says UConn Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Mark Urban.Phys.org Shared .
Excitation of robust materialsIn physics, they are currently the subject of intensive research; in electronics, they could enable completely new functions.Phys.org Shared .
Bores' lasting effect on landscapeArtificial watering points in rangelands are posing an increasing threat to surrounding biodiversity long after the removal of livestock, according to University of Queensland research.Phys.org Shared .
Should architecturally significant low-income housing be preserved?This past January, in Buffalo, New York, the second phase of demolition for a low-income housing complex called Shoreline Apartments commenced.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers design new antibacterial agent against Escherichia coli bacteriaResearchers at the University of Alicante have designed a new antibacterial agent against Escherichia coli , a bacterium present in the microbiota of the gastrointestinal tract of people and animals, responsible for infectious diseases such as traveler's diarrhea, hemorrhagic diarrhea and even kidney failure.Phys.org Shared .
Anticancer Compound Found in Marine BacteriaBacteria live in symbiosis with many animals in the world. These tiny single-celled creatures often play crucial roles in metabolism and food absorption in their host organism, and their physiological effects can have a significant influence on their host's health.LabRoots Shared .
Archaeology news: Remains of 500 guillotine victims found in chapel wallsTHE remains of almost 500 people could have been cemented into the walls of a French church, archaeologists have shockingly discovered.Express Shared .
Microscopy images in a flashOak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have built a novel microscope that provides a "chemical lens" for viewing biological systems including cell membranes and biofilms.Phys.org Shared .
Scientists create new device to light up the way for quantum technologiesResearchers at CRANN and Trinity's School of Physics have created an innovative new device that will emit single particles of light, or photons, from quantum dots that are the key to practical quantum computers, quantum communications, and other quantum devices.Phys.org Shared .
Report reveals the technology behind bank card gambling blockers works, but millions do not have accessA new review of the availability, uptake, and effectiveness of bank card gambling blockers in the UK has found an estimated 28 million personal current accounts do not have the option to block gambling expenditure.Phys.org Shared .
Puppies and burnout: The impact of the coronavirus on veterinariansAt a superficial glance, becoming a veterinarian seems like the realization of an animal lover's childhood dream—devoting a career to the care of animals.Phys.org Shared .
Northern fish are tough, but climate change is causing some to dwindleSummer has finally arrived in the northern reaches of Canada and Alaska, liberating hundreds of thousands of northern stream fish from their wintering habitats.Phys.org Shared .
Study shows human-dominated areas are highly lethal to bears until they learn to adapt to peopleA team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in Canada has found that bears living with people are at high risk of dying until they learn to adapt.Phys.org Shared .
Does voting by mail increase the risk of voter fraud?We are living in the midst of a global pandemic. And there is a bitter partisan debate unfolding on whether more Americans should cast their votes through the mail during a time when going out may be hazardous to peoples' health.Phys.org Shared .
Experiments confirm light-squeezing 2-D exciton-polaritons can existMeasurements of the optical response of 2-D transition-metal dichalcogenides have now pinpointed real material systems in which a hypothesized light-squeezing quasiparticle can form.Phys.org Shared .
Marine life found in ancient Antarctica ice helps solve a carbon dioxide puzzle from the ice ageEvidence of minute amounts of marine life in an ancient Antarctic ice sheet helps explain a longstanding puzzle of why rising carbon dioxide levels stalled for hundreds of years as Earth warmed from the last ice age.Phys.org Shared .
To Beat A Computer at Chess, Prevent It from LearningScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
COVID-19 demonstrates why wealth mattersWhile COVID-19 has impacted all individuals, the impact has not been equal. In a new national Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 survey, the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis found that liquid assets increased the likelihood that an individual could practice social distancing.Phys.org Shared .
Big data analytics shows how America's individualism complicates coronavirus responseTo understand America's response to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers started with data from more than 200 years ago—at the American frontier.Phys.org Shared .
Can a human drug stop life-threatening bleeding in dogs with traumatic injuries?Sean Majoy, V06, VG13, was far too familiar with the toll that traumatic bleeding can take on dogs before he joined Cummings School as an emergency and critical care veterinarian and clinical assistant professor.Phys.org Shared .
A blazing comet has just appeared by surprise. Here's how to see itA blazing comet has suddently appeared in the night sky - and you can see it with the naked eye.The Independent Shared .
Heat-detecting drones are a cheaper, more efficient way to find koalasLast summer's catastrophic bushfires burnt about one quarter of New South Wales' best koala habitat.Phys.org Shared .
Engineers use electricity to clean up toxic waterA team of engineers may be one step closer to cleaning up heavily contaminated industrial wastewater streams.Phys.org Shared .
Toward improved wound healing: Chemical synthesis of a trefoil factor peptideThe fascinating family of trefoil factor peptides brings hope to both research and industry to improve the treatment of chronic disorders such as Crohn's disease.Phys.org Shared .
5000 eyes on the skies: Scientists choreograph robots to observe distant galaxiesSince 2005, scientists have been scanning the night sky to create a three-dimensional map of our universe with the purpose of shedding light on one of the biggest mysteries in physics: the nature and identity of dark energy and dark matter.Phys.org Shared .
Future hurricanes: Fast like Ike or slow like Harvey?Climate change will intensify winds that steer hurricanes north over Texas in the final 25 years of this century, increasing the odds for fast-moving storms like 2008's Ike, compared with slow-movers like 2017's Harvey, according to new research.Phys.org Shared .
Intensive farming is eating up the Australian continent, but there's another wayLast week we learned woody vegetation in New South Wales is being cleared at more than double the rate of the previous decade—and agriculture was responsible for more than half the destruction.Phys.org Shared .
A Step Towards a Cure for Rare Polio-Like Disease in ChildrenAcute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is a rare but devastatingly debilitating neurologic disease in children caused by a respiratory viral infection.LabRoots Shared .
How to build a better Canada after COVID-19: The power of everyday actions can bring about changeI teach in gender studies, where I spend time with university students discussing critical issues that shape our society —power, violence, racism and colonialism.Phys.org Shared .
New study analyses multiple-tailed lizardsPh.D. Candidate James Barr, from Curtin University's School of Molecular and Life Sciences, said while the phenomena of multiple-tailed lizards are widely known to occur, documented events were generally limited to opportunistic, single observations of one in its natural environment.Phys.org Shared .
Tiny Dinosaur Relative Roamed Triassic MadagascarA new genus and species of ornithodiran - an early relative of dinosaurs and pterosaurs - that lived around 237 million years ago has been identified from the fossilized remains found in southwestern Madagascar.Sci News Shared .
Research reveals which types of leaders are more likely to burn outBeing everything to everyone or being too hands-off are leadership styles that are more likely to lead to burnout in managers, according to a University of Alberta business study.Phys.org Shared .
Understanding sea larvae is key to managing marine systemsAn international study led by Monash University scientists has found that the distance traveled by marine larvae is dictated by both biological and physical previous hypotheses based on biology or physics alone.Phys.org Shared .
Learning about penguin's diet may save marine lifeThe waters of south-eastern Australia are a climate change hotspot, warming at four times the global average.Phys.org Shared .
Overcoming the bystander effect in chemical ethicsFor PNNL chemist and Air Force veteran Kabrena Rodda, living by an honor code is second nature.Phys.org Shared .
Speciation genomics identifies candidate genomic regions responsible for reproductive isolation in chestnut treesIn a study published in Nature Communications, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden used phylogenetic control, the exclusiveness of barrier alleles in the hybrid lineage, and backward simulations to identify/test candidate genomic regions responsible for reproductive isolation between Castanea mollissima and variety henryi of...Phys.org Shared .
Throat Swabs Prevent COVID False NegativesFalse-negative results are particularly problematic in containing the spread of COVID-19 - infected individuals can unwittingly transmit the v - Clinical And Molecular Dx.LabRoots Shared .
Researchers develop injectable biomaterials for meniscus repairThe meniscus is a thin layer of connective tissue in human knees that helps to maintain the stability of joints and conduct mechanical loads.Phys.org Shared .
Organized chaos in the enzyme complex-surprising insights and new perspectivesFor protein molecules that contribute to metabolism, interactions with other components of their metabolic pathway can be crucial.Phys.org Shared .
Community science birding data does not yet capture global bird trendsBinoculars in hand, birders around the world contribute every day to a massive database of bird sightings worldwide.Phys.org Shared .
Patient Is Reported Free of H.I.V., but Scientists Urge CautionBrazilian scientists say the man no longer shows signs of the infection after taking a powerful drug cocktail.The New York Times Shared .
Tech That Could Help Pro Sports Adapt to the PandemicAs pro leagues return to stadiums, here are a few novel technologies people are exploring as ways to keep fans and players safe.Wired UK Shared .
Comet NEOWISE: Astronomer captures STUNNING sunrise photo of comet and ISS over RomeCOMET NEOWISE has been captured in a unique image, with the International Space Station seemingly photo-bombing the 'dirty snowball' over Rome.Express Shared .
Investigating New Ways to Diagnose a Heart of BoneCalcific aortic stenosis, or calcific aortic valve disease , is a progressive cardiovascular disease where the aortic valve in your heart gradually t - Cardiology.LabRoots Shared .
Study: Staring at Deep Red Light Can Improve Naturally Declining VisionLooking at 670-nm red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve cone color contrast sensitivity and rod sensitivity , according to a new study published in the Journals of Gerontology: Series A.Sci News Shared .
Summer on Mars: NASA's Perseverance Rover Is One of Three Missions Ready to LaunchScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
From COVID-19 to violence, outbreaks share the same principlesAdam Kucharski talks about his new book ‘The Rules of Contagion,' a timely read during the coronavirus pandemic.Science News Shared .
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of Social Science ModelingScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
A Mathematician's Guide to How Contagion SpreadsAdam Kucharski wrote The Rules of Contagion before Covid-19. He talks about misinformation, bank failures, and coming up with hypotheses during a crisis.Wired UK Shared .
How Human Brains Are Different: It Has a Lot to Do with the ConnectionsScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Comet NEOWISE visible in stunning images from the ISSCOMET NEOWISE has stunned astronomers and spacefarers by making an unexpected appearance in images snapped from the International Space Station.Express Shared .
Fossil stomach reveals a dinosaur's last mealA rare fossilized stomach reveals a dino's dining preferences. It also provides clues to the ecosystem in which the reptile lived.Science News For Students Shared .
Life on Mars: THREE launches to the Red Planet THIS MONTH in hope of finding alien lifeTHREE countries are set to launch rockets to Mars this months as the search for life on the Red Planet is turned up a notch.Express Shared .
How making a COVID-19 vaccine confronts thorny ethical issuesCOVID-19 vaccines will face plenty of ethical questions. Concerns arise long before anything is loaded into a syringe.Science News Shared .
Meteor showers to watch out for in 2020, including the PerseidsMeteor showers come and go throughout the year, but when can you spot them in 2020?The Telegraph Shared .
Black hole: Expert confronts fears WHOLE UNIVERSE will collapse into supermassive giantBLACK HOLE expert Dr Joe Pesce has confronted concerns a supermassive monster could one day devour the Universe itself.Express Shared .
Coronavirus Live Updates: Testing Demand in U.S. Soars, Creating a New CrisisDr. Anthony Fauci warned that the country was still "knee-deep in the first wave" of the pandemic.The New York Times Shared .
Empathy machines: what will happen when robots learn to write film scripts?AI is on the march in the movie industry - but what would an android-written film actually look like?The Guardian Shared .
What kind of face mask gives the best protection against Covid-19?Your questions answered on what type of mask to wear to cut the risk of getting Covid-19.The Guardian Shared .
Comet NEOWISE: Stunning images from International Space Station show blazing light as it flies through the skyStunning new images show comet NEOWISE as it arrives near Earth with a stunning display.The Independent Shared .
'It Will Consume Your Life': 4 Families Take On Rare DiseasesConfronted by illnesses that most scientists overlook, these families had to work out their own approaches to find treatments.The New York Times Shared .
Coronavirus live news: Australian city of Melbourne to re-enter lockdown as India deaths pass 20,000South Africa's cases pass 200,000; Kenya emerges from lockdown; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested again for coronavirus.The Guardian Shared .
NASA warning: Europe faces summer drought following hot first half of 2020EUROPE is facing a summer drought following a warm spring and hot start to the summer, NASA has revealed.Express Shared .
Covid-19: Why are people suffering long-term symptoms?Ian Sample talks to Prof Danny Altmann about some of the long-term symptoms after a Covid-19 infection.The Guardian Shared .
Repurposing public health systems to decode COVID-19Research published in the journal Microbial Genomics describes how national surveillance systems can be linked with the UK Biobank.EurekAlert! Shared .
Mental health benefits of parks dimmed by safety concernsNo matter how close parks are to home, perceptions of park-centered crime may keep New Yorkers from using them.EurekAlert! Shared .
Measuring tape is a critical tool for following Zika virus-exposed childrenA simple measuring tape could be the key to identifying which children could develop neurological and developmental abnormalities from Zika virus exposure during gestation.EurekAlert! Shared .
Microplastic pollution harms lobster larvae, study findsMicroplastic fiber pollution in the ocean impacts larval lobsters at each stage of their development, according to new research.EurekAlert! Shared .
Covid Science: Test, Track, TraceThis week, testing, tracing and monitoring. How does a covid test actually work? Do antibodies to covid mean immunity?The Naked Scientists Shared .
Forests Getting Younger and ShorterOld, big trees are dying faster than in the past, leaving younger, less biodiverse forests that store less carbon worldwide.Scientific American Shared .
Charities turn to round-up apps to plug massive fundraising gapThe days of rattling tins have been cut short for now, but some charities find a new funding avenue in mobile phone apps that automate the way people donate.ABC Science News Shared .
'Let the footage speak for itself! ' How film producer exposed lost Moon landing videosMOON landing footage, previously unseen before, was used for the production of the film 'Apollo 11' 50 years after the iconic event after the producers spent countless hours trawling through the archives.Express Shared .
Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do NowHow to protect yourself from a virus that may be floating indoors? Better ventilation, for starters.The New York Times Shared .
Gold Coast, Cairns and Mullumbimby beachgoers offered free skin cancer checks for studyThe study aims to provide more insights into the types and rates of cancers among surfers, swimmers and stand-up paddleboarders, with concerns that many young adults are "baking themselves out in the sun all of the time".ABC Science News Shared .
Modest insect-munching Madagascar reptile was forerunner to dinosaursDinosaurs and the flying reptiles called pterosaurs - both known for achieving great size - had humble beginnings, as shown by a diminutive insect-eating reptile from Madagascar that was a forerunner and close relative of both groups.Reuters Shared .
Episode 315In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by science journalist and editor Keith Cooper to talk about his new book, "The Contact Paradox: Challenging Our Assumptions in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence." They talk about the history of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence , and how attempts at understanding potential alien...Talk Nerdy Shared .
Inflammation key to severe COVID-19 in high-risk groups; plasma therapy only right for some patientsReuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.Reuters Shared .
Desert algae shed light on desiccation tolerance in green plantsDeserts of the U.S. Southwest are extreme habitats for most plants, but, remarkably, microscopic green algae live there that are extraordinarily tolerant of dehydration.Phys.org Shared .
Group genomics drive aggression in honey beesResearchers often study the genomes of individual organisms to try to tease out the relationship between genes and behavior.Phys.org Shared .
A tiny ancient relative of dinosaurs and pterosaurs discoveredDinosaurs and flying pterosaurs may be known for their remarkable size, but a newly described species from Madagascar that lived around 237 million years ago suggests that they originated from extremely small ancestors.Phys.org Shared .
First direct evidence of ocean mixing across the Gulf StreamNew research provides the first direct evidence for the Gulf Stream blender effect, identifying a new mechanism of mixing water across the swift-moving current.Phys.org Shared .
Behind the dead-water phenomenonWhat makes ships mysteriously slow down or even stop as they travel, even though their engines are working properly?Phys.org Shared .
Herpesvirsuses hedge their bets to optimize survivalWhen investors hedge a bet, they divvy their money between risky investments, which might make a large profit, and safe investments, which help ensure that not everything is lost in a market crash.Phys.org Shared .
Is the coronavirus airborne? Hundreds of scientists say it's "a real risk"The World Health Organization has said the coronavirus is only confirmed to be airborne during certain medical procedures, but many experts disagree.CBS News Shared .
Team obtained high-level control of spin qubit lifetime based on silicon quantum dotsBy tuning the direction of the external magnetic field with respect to the crystallographic axis of the silicon wafer, an improvement of spin lifetime by over two orders of magnitude was reported in silicon quantum dots.Phys.org Shared .
Owner behavior affects effort and accuracy in dogs' communicationsHuman communication has evolved mechanisms that can be observed across all cultures and languages, including the use of communication history and the principle of least effort.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers realize an anomalous Floquet topological systemAn international team led by physicists from the Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet in Munich realized a novel genuine time-dependent topological system with ultracold atoms in periodically-driven optical honeycomb lattices.Phys.org Shared .
Climate Denial Spreads on Facebook as Scientists Face RestrictionsScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
The 1066 diet: Normans passed on their love of pork, study suggestsStudy suggests pork and possibly chicken became more popular after arrival of William the Conqueror.The Guardian Shared .
Norman Conquest of 1066 did little to change people's eating habitsArchaeologists from Cardiff University and the University of Sheffield have combined the latest scientific methods to offer new insights into life during the Norman Conquest of England.Phys.org Shared .
Welcome Anyons! Physicists Find Best Evidence Yet for Long-Sought 2D StructuresScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Researchers develop software to find drug-resistant bacteriaWashington State University researchers have developed an easy-to-use software program to identify drug-resistant genes in bacteria.Phys.org Shared .
Archaeologists Confirm Site of Genghis Khan's Winter Base CampAvraga, a Mongol Empire site located in an open steppe environment along the Avraga River in east-central Mongolia, was the winter base camp of Genghis Khan, according to new research from the Australian National University and the Mongolian Institute of Archaeology.Sci News Shared .
Researchers design artificial genes to sense cellular responses to drugsResearchers from Boston University School of Medicine have developed and implemented a new way to better understand how human cells communicate with each other, how this communication is disrupted in human diseases and how this can be corrected pharmacologically.Phys.org Shared .
Consumers prefer round numbers even when the specific number is better newsConsider this scenario: A vaccine for the novel coronavirus has been developed that is 91.27% effective.Phys.org Shared .
How does Earth sustain its magnetic field?How did the chemical makeup of our planet's core shape its geologic history and habitability?Phys.org Shared .
Researchers study effects of cellular crowding on the cell's transport systemAs many diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, have been linked to the defective functioning of motor proteins in cell transport systems, understanding the intricacies of how motor proteins work in their native crowded cell environments is essential to understanding what goes wrong when they function incorrectly.Phys.org Shared .
Dying stars breathe life into Earth: studyAs dying stars take their final few breaths of life, they gently sprinkle their ashes into the cosmos through the magnificent planetary nebulae.Phys.org Shared .
Harvard invites freshmen to campus, but classes stay onlineHarvard University's freshman class will be invited to live on campus this fall, while most other undergraduates will be required to learn remotely from home, the Ivy League school announced Monday.Phys.org Shared .
NASA finds wind shear battering tropical storm EdouardThe latest tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean formed one day ago and was already being battered by wind shear.Phys.org Shared .
Iron in the Greenland ice core relative to Asian loess records over the past 110,000 yearsTo weigh in on the 'iron hypothesis' in the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling ice core, Cunde Xiao and his colleagues firstly reconstructed the bioavailable Fe data in this deep ice core from the northern Hemisphere over the past 110 kyr B.P., which suggested that the dissolved Fe records in NEEM ice core were significantly anti-correlated...Phys.org Shared .
New Oval-Shaped Feature Spotted on Jupiter: Clyde's SpotAn astronomer from South Africa has discovered a new 'white oval' in the southern hemisphere of the gas giant Jupiter.Sci News Shared .
Highest peak power and excellent stability demonstrated in a laserPower-scalable ultrafast laser sources in the midwave-infrared are a key element for basic research and applications in material processing and medicine.Phys.org Shared .
Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivityIn an effort to improve large touchscreens, LED light panels and window-mounted infrared solar cells, researchers at the University of Michigan have made plastic conductive while also making it more transparent.Phys.org Shared .
How do bacteria build up natural products?The active agents of many drugs are natural products, so called because often only microorganisms are able to produce the complex structures.Phys.org Shared .
SARS-CoV-2 Makes Cells Sprout Infectious TentaclesThe pandemic coronavirus has caused a wide range of different symptoms, and as time goes on, we may find that it can have lasting effects for some people - Microbiology.LabRoots Shared .
When did flowering plants take over the world?A new global study has revealed the first complete evolutionary tree of the Earth's flowering plant families, showing how the group rose to world domination.ABC Science News Shared .
Scientists show how bacterial 'attack dog' toxin disrupts protein synthesisA team of Skoltech researchers from the Severinov Laboratory and their colleagues have identified the way in which a component of a two-part bacterial self-defense system from the toxin-antitoxin family works, leading to cell dormancy that helps fight off bacterial viruses, antibiotics and other insults.Phys.org Shared .
2-D semiconductors found to be close-to-ideal fractional quantum Hall platformColumbia University researchers report that they have observed a quantum fluid known as the fractional quantum Hall states , one of the most delicate phases of matter, for the first time in a monolayer 2-D semiconductor.Phys.org Shared .
Academics call for 'Five Capitals' approach to global resilienceWriting in the leading academic journal, Nature, Cranfield academics are calling for global resilience to be shaped around the 'Five Capitals'—natural, human, social, built and financial.Phys.org Shared .
Nitrogen pollution policies around the world lag behind scientific knowledgeNational and regional policies aimed at addressing pollution fueled by nitrogen lag behind scientific knowledge of the problem, finds a new analysis by an international team of researchers.Phys.org Shared .
Coconut confusion reveals consumer conundrumCoconut oil production may be more damaging to the environment than palm oil, researchers say.Phys.org Shared .
Order from noise: How randomness and collective dynamics define a stem cellStem cells are central to organ development and renewal. In most organs, stem cells are located in specific regions and, in some cases, can be identified through several intrinsic properties, like molecular markers.Phys.org Shared .
High-order synthetic dimensions in waveguide photonic latticesIn physics, a very intuitive way of describing the evolution of a system proceeds via the specification of functions of the spatiotemporal coordinates.Phys.org Shared .
Real-time monitoring of proteins in the nuclear pore complexIn human cells, the nucleus is enclosed by a structure called the nuclear pore complex.Phys.org Shared .
Light a critical factor in limiting carbon uptake, even in the northMost projections about climate change assume that, as temperatures rise, regions in the north high latitudes may become more suitable for the growth of vegetation, turning into cropland to feed increasing populations while also fixing more carbon dioxide and slowing down climate change.Phys.org Shared .
Palm trees most abundant in American rainforestsCharacteristics of palm trees differ from those of other tropical trees in many ways. In a major new study led by scientists at Uppsala University, Sweden, and University of Campinas, Brazil, they have surveyed the actual numbers of palms in tropical rainforests around the globe.Phys.org Shared .
How reliable are reconstructions and models for past temperature changes?An understanding of climate changes during the past millennia is crucial for the scientific attribution of the current warming and the accurate prediction of future climate change.Phys.org Shared .
Principles for modeling Earth's surface systems and their eco-environmental componentsA raster expression of a region or one of its eco-environmental properties can be abstracted to a mathematical surface.Phys.org Shared .
To quench or not to quench: Understanding the role of a cyanobacterial photosystem proteinCyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, are the first organisms on earth that learned to extract electrons from water and convert sunlight to usable energy through photosynthesis.Phys.org Shared .
European ancestry plays role in 'killer' honey bees' aggressivenessWhat causes African hybrid honey bees , also known as killer bees, to be highly defensive and aggressive?Phys.org Shared .
New study resolves mystery surrounding unique light-harvesting structures in algaeOrganisms capable of photosynthesis—a biochemical process that converts solar energy into chemical energy—consist of special assemblies of proteins and pigments that capture light energy efficiently.Phys.org Shared .
Low-threshold topological nanolasers based on the second-order corner stateThe applications of topological photonics have been intensively investigated, including one-way waveguide and topological lasers.Phys.org Shared .
New Technology Can Detect Fast Radio BurstsFast radio bursts are intense pulses of energy that come from light years away, popping fir a few milliseconds before disappearing without explanation.LabRoots Shared .
Millions of likely U.S. COVID-19 cases have gone undiagnosedOver just three weeks in March, some 8.7 million people in the United States may have contracted COVID-19.Science News For Students Shared .
Did adaptive radiations shape reptile evolution?Some of the most fundamental questions in evolution remain unanswered, such as when and how extremely diverse groups of animals—for example reptiles—first evolved.Phys.org Shared .
A 'breath of nothing' provides a new perspective on superconductivityZero electrical resistance at room temperature? A material with this property, i.e. a room temperature superconductor, could revolutionize power distribution.Phys.org Shared .
A safe and powerful treatment for the body against deadly radiationDespite the wide application of radiation in diagnostics and treatments, there is still no magic material to protect people from radiation exposure.Phys.org Shared .
New nano-engineering strategy shows potential for improved advanced energy storageThe rapid development of renewable energy resources has triggered tremendous demands in large-scale, cost-efficient and high-energy-density stationary energy storage systems.Phys.org Shared .
Long-term consequences of river damming in the Panama CanalHumans have manipulated and managed rivers with dams for millennia. The number of river dam projects is predicted to rise sharply in the future, especially in the tropics where demand for hydroelectricity and water is accelerating.Phys.org Shared .
Scientists synthesize novel artificial molecules that mimic a cell membrane proteinIn higher organisms, cells and organelles are surrounded by a membrane, which plays a crucial role in not just creating a barrier from the external environment but also mediating exchange of fluids, electrolytes, proteins, and other useful material.Phys.org Shared .
Norovirus has two alternative capsid structures which change before infectionHuman noroviruses are a major cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks worldwide. They cause approximately 200,000 deaths each year in developing countries.Phys.org Shared .
Closing the gap: Citizen science for monitoring sustainable developmentCitizen science could help track progress towards all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. An IIASA-led study, for the first time, comprehensively analyzed the current and potential contribution of citizen science data to monitor the SDGs at the indicator level.Phys.org Shared .
Maryland's signature fish is under assault from mercury pollutionIn late March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would stop enforcing many anti-pollution laws because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Phys.org Shared .
'Pregnancy test for water' delivers fast, easy results on water qualityA new platform technology can assess water safety and quality with just a single drop and a few minutes.Phys.org Shared .
Structural insights into Fe-S protein biogenesisThe cytosolic iron sulfur assembly pathway is required for the insertion of Fe-S clusters into proteins, including many DNA replication and repair factors.Phys.org Shared .
Endangered butterfly in San Diego County is the focus of a new protection effortTwo environmental groups have filed a petition with the state asking it to provide more protection for a once-abundant butterfly that has seen its numbers fall precipitously in San Diego County and elsewhere in recent decades.Phys.org Shared .
Staying Active Could Help Patients with Metastatic HER2+ Breast CancerBreast cancer is the most lethal cancer affecting women worldwide. While most are caught early thanks to the many diagnostic tests available, some still ge - Cancer.LabRoots Shared .
Climate economics Nobel may do more harm than goodThere are many reasons humanity has failed to rein in climate change despite decades of dire warnings.Phys.org Shared .
Investing in clean energy makes financial sense, say expertsInvesting in clean energy rather than fossil fuels is an attractive choice for investors concluded experts at a Business School webinar.Phys.org Shared .
Mirage Seen from Buffalo Is Toronto in the SkyScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Remote learning tough for teachers working from home with many clocking extra hours, survey findsNearly half of the teachers in a nationwide survey conducted during the height of the coronavirus pandemic reported working almost an entire extra day while teaching from home, with some working in excess of 20 hours extra per week.Phys.org Shared .
Learning More About How Folds Form in the Developing BrainThe folds or gyrification of the human brain are essential to its function, and improper folding has been linked to a variety of disorders including autism, epilepsy, and schizophrenia.LabRoots Shared .
Host factors identified for infections caused by listeriaProfessor Juan José Quereda Torres at the Faculty of Veterinary Studies of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University of Valencia, has just published the results of his study into the infectious process of the Listeria monocytogenes bacterium.Phys.org Shared .
Why outer space matters in a post-pandemic worldWith all of the immense challenges we face on Earth this year, space can feel like an afterthought.Phys.org Shared .
Tequila bat boosted by new DNA studyFlying mammal plays vital role in pollination of agave plant in Mexico.The Independent Shared .
Shillings, gods and runes: Clues in language suggest a Semitic superpower in ancient northern EuropeRemember when Australians paid in shillings and pence? New research suggests the words for these coins and other culturally important items and concepts are the result of close contact between the early Germanic people and the Carthaginian Empire more than 2,000 years ago.Phys.org Shared .
New insights into van der Waals materials foundLayered van der Waals materials are of high interest for electronic and photonic applications, according to researchers at Penn State and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, in California, who provide new insights into the interactions of layered materials with laser and electron beams.Phys.org Shared .
Astronomers Find Largest Super-Neptune Yet around Red Dwarf StarUsing NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and several ground-based telescopes, astronomers have discovered and confirmed a warm super-Neptune orbiting the red dwarf TOI-1728.Sci News Shared .
Measuring the structure of a giant solar flareThe sun's corona, its hot outermost layer, has a temperature of over a million degrees Kelvin, and produces a wind of charged particles, about one-millionth of the moon's mass is ejected each year.Phys.org Shared .
Researcher demonstrates how additives can help mitigate risk of African swine fever transmission through feedNew research at Kansas State University is demonstrating that the risk of spreading a deadly animal virus through feed can be effectively reduced through the use of different feed additives.Phys.org Shared .
Unequal paths to recovery as economy reopensLow-income workers are almost twice as likely to be laid-off or furloughed as high-income workers, according to a new UCL study examining income and consumption effects of COVID-19.Phys.org Shared .
Latest U.N. sustainability goals pose more harm than good for environment, scientists warnA team of scientists has warned that the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals , designed to bring together environmental protection and socioeconomic development, are failing to protect biodiversity.Phys.org Shared .
Does Time Exist?Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by actor and writer Mark Gatiss, theoretical physicists Carlo Rovelli and Fay Dowker to ask timely questions about time.The Infinite Money Cage Shared .
Red-light LEDs for next-generation displaysNovel red LEDs are more temperature stable than those made using the conventional semiconductor of choice.Phys.org Shared .
Giant clams manipulate light to assist their symbiotic partnerSpecial cells in giant clams shift the wavelength of light to protect them from UV radiation and increase the photosynthetic activity of their symbionts, shows research from King Abdullah University of Science and intended as a photonics investigation.Phys.org Shared .
Star-forming region IRAS 12272-6240 probed in infraredAstronomers have conducted spectroscopic observations of a star-forming region known as IRAS 12272-6240. Results of this observational campaign shed more light on the nature of this massive and complex region.Phys.org Shared .
We live in an age of 'fake news,' but Australian children are not learning enough about media literacyToday we release the findings from our new research into how young Australians consume and think about news media.Phys.org Shared .
Extreme heat and rain: Thousands of weather stations show there's now more of both, for longerA major global update based on data from more than 36,000 weather stations around the world confirms that, as the planet continues to warm, extreme weather events such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall are now more frequent, more intense, and longer.Phys.org Shared .