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Astronomers Discover Important New Information about Star Formation

The study reveals cosmic rays are driving galaxies’ winds An important new hint regarding how galaxies halt intense episodes of star formation has been found by astronomers using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array...

Scientists Discover a Gene That Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

The study found that Alzheimer’s disease may be prevented by a gene involved in neuronal structure and function. Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz find that the overexpression of a gene improves learning...

Unparalleled Precision: Researchers Reveal New Information About Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is the process through which plants and other organisms transform light energy into chemical energy. Photosystem I in plants reveals a hitherto unobserved face/Molecular examination with high precision. Photosynthesis is the most important foundation...

Scientists Discover a Link Between Mitochondria and Cancer

As of 2022, it is estimated that over 600,000 people die of cancer each year in the United States. A multi-gene expression signature in tumors is associated with aggressive disease and poor patient outcomes,...

New Study Sheds Light on Oceanic Dark Matter

Photosynthesis is used by marine bacteria to take in carbon dioxide.  Scientists may be able to determine whether or not ocean bacteria are involved in the global carbon cycle by determining whether or not marine...

From Temperate World to Acidic Hothouse: How Massive Volcanism May Have Altered Venus’ Climate

An artist’s concept of active volcanos on Venus, depicting a subduction zone where the foreground crust plunges into the planet’s interior at the topographic trench. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Peter Rubin <span class="glossaryLink" aria-describedby="tt" data-cmtooltip=" Venus Venus, the second...

Ancient DNA reveals genomic history of ‘cradle of civilization’

Analysis of ancient DNA from more than 700 individuals reveals a complete genomic history of the so-called "Southern Arc," a region spanning southeastern Europe and western Asia long considered the "cradle of Western civilization." This...

Algae-Powered Soft Devices Glow in the Dark When Squished or Stretched

Because the devices do not need any electronics to light up, they are an excellent choice for developing soft robots that explore the deep sea and other dark areas. Credit: University of California...

Can Stress Influence Your Appetite? A Johns Hopkins Study Reveals That It’s All in Your Head

The research also revealed that obese and lean individuals had somewhat different brain responses to food phrases, with obese adults displaying less activation of cognitive control regions to high-calorie items like grilled cheese. New research reveals...

Highest Coral Cover in Central, Northern Great Barrier Reef Since Monitoring Began 36 Years Ago

After another year of increased coral cover across much of the Great Barrier Reef, northern and central Great Barrier Reef have recorded their highest amount of coral cover since the Australian Institute of...

“Flipping the Script” – New Research Rewrites the Evolutionary Story of Gills

Well before evolving to help vertebrates breathe underwater, gills played an early and equally important role in regulating the salt and pH balance of blood

A Potential Cure for Obesity – New Particles Stop the Absorption of Fat and Carbs

Sand presents a possible cure for obesity. Engineered sand particles might be the next anti-obesity treatment, according to a new study from the University of South Australia, which reveals that porous silica can prevent fats and...

Inspired by Manta Ray Biomechanics: “Butterfly Bot” Is Fastest Swimming Soft Robot Ever

Inspired by the biomechanics of the manta ray, researchers developed an energy-efficient soft robot that can swim more than four times faster than previous swimming soft robots. Credit: NC State University Researchers have developed an...

Not Science Fiction: Paralyzed People Can Navigate Using Mind-Controlled Wheelchairs

In a new study, researchers demonstrate that tetraplegic users can operate mind-controlled wheelchairs in a natural, cluttered environment. The mind-controlled wheelchair helps paralyzed people gain new mobility by translating users’ thoughts into mechanical...

Bridging the advanced digital skills gap between industry and education in Europe

As digital technologies become an integral element that influences employment and engagement with society, a successful digital transformation of EU industries and society will depend on developing the next generation of skills, closing the gap...

Elevating the Risk of Satellite Collision: Climate Change To Increase Lifetime of Space Debris

Illustration of a satellite being destroyed by space debris. The reduced atmosphere in the upper atmosphere will increase satellites’ risk of collision with space pollution. According to a recent study from the British Antarctic Survey,...

New Technique Can Help People Forget Certain Memories

The study found playing “sound cues” could help people forget certain memories. Using sound to erase memories. According to recent research, playing sounds to individuals as they sleep might help them forget certain memories. Researchers...

Nicotine and its role in tobacco harm reduction research

One of the biggest health problems worldwide is smoking. According to WHO data, over 8 million people die annually from smoking-related diseases, 1.2 million of whom are passive smokers. These problems are largely due to...

Against Common Belief – Invasive Species Are Often Beneficial

The green iguana is indigenous to South and Central America, Mexico, and certain Caribbean islands, but due to their popularity as pets, they have become invasive to South Florida, Hawaii, Texas, and Puerto Rico. A...

New Study Reveals That Men Age Faster Than Women

The study found that men are biologically older than women of the same age. Men currently age faster than women, but the gap is shrinking.  Men are biologically older than women, according to research from the...

New Electrocatalysts Developed for Green Production of Ammonia

Schematic diagram of ammonia synthesis by electrocatalysis with bimetallic Fe–Co single-atom catalyst. Credit: Shengbo Zhang Scientists have demonstrated the use of controllably synthesized single-<span class="glossaryLink" aria-describedby="tt" data-cmtooltip=" atom An atom is the smallest component of an...

Small but Significant: Differences Between Brains of Primates Revealed – Humans, Apes and Monkeys

A new study investigated the differences and similarities of cells in the prefrontal cortex — the frontmost region of the brain, an area that plays a central role in higher cognitive functions — between...

New “Artificial Photosynthesis” System Produces Methane With 10x Efficiency

A study from six chemists at the University of Chicago shows an innovative new system for artificial photosynthesis that is more productive than previous artificial systems by an order of magnitude. Above, an...

Why You Should Cut Back on Artificial Sweeteners and How To Do It

Diet soft drinks are a big dietary source of artificial sweeteners for many people. Sugar is a big problem. So much so that many countries now add taxes to sugary products to try and discourage...

Experimental Cancer Vaccine Yields Promising Results

An experimental therapeutic cancer vaccine improves tumor-fighting action.
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