This is galaxy EGS8p7, as seen from the Hubble Space Telescope (wide and top right) and Spitzer Space Telescope (inset, bottom right), taken in infrared.

Plants also suffer from stress

Left panel (plants grown on salt): Plants with CC proteins (wild type) grow better on salt containing media than mutant plants, missing the CC genes.
Right panel (inside the cell): A view inside the cell under salt stress; plants with CC proteins (wild type) show functional cellulose synthase complexes in the plasma membrane; Plants without CC proteins (mutant) show internalized cellulose synthase complexes which are not active anymore.
CC-proteins shown in green, cellulose synthase complexes are shown in red.High salt in soil dramatically stresses plant biology and reduces the growth and yield of crops. Now researchers have found specific proteins that allow plants to grow better under salt...

Related science article

IU scientists use Instagram data to forecast top models at New York Fashion Week

This is the New York Fashion Week logo.With Fashion Week kicking off Sept. 10 in New York City, everyone wants to know who will be the industry's next top model.

Study reveals the genetic start-up of a human embryo

Outi Hovatta is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Karolinska Institutet.An international team of scientists led from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet has for the first time mapped all the genes that are activated in the first few days of a fertilized...

Related science article

Study shows that teens lose sleep after change to daylight saving time

A new study shows that high school students lose sleep on school nights following the change to daylight saving time that occurs in March. The loss of sleep during the...

Related science article

Customizing 3-D printing

D printing is growing more and more common, but the ability to create designs for it is not. Any but the simplest designs require expertise with computer-aided design (CAD) applications,...

Decontamination exterminates antibiotic-resistant bacteria from pig farm

Decontamination protocols eradicated both methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antibiotic resistant, pathogenic intestinal bacteria, the Enterobacteriaceae, from a pig farm. The research appears online September 4th in ASM's journal Applied...

Related science article

Fourth wheat gene is key to flowering and climate adaptation

In the game of wheat genetics, Jorge Dubcovsky's laboratory at UC Davis has hit a grand slam, unveiling for the fourth time in a dozen years a gene that governs...

Related science article

FSU researcher: Change in environment can lead to rapid evolution

Kimberly Hughes is a professor of Biological Science at Florida State University.A new Florida State University study is giving researchers a glimpse at how organisms from fish to flowers to tumors evolve in response to rapid environmental change.

A marine creature's magic trick explained

Tiny sea sapphires' iridescence, created by a regular array of thin transparent crystal plates, is also the secret of their "disappearance."Tiny ocean creatures known as sea sapphires perform a sort of magic trick as they swim: One second they appear in splendid iridescent shades of blue, purple or green, and...

Fossil specimen reveals a new species of ancient river dolphin to Smithsonian scientists

This is an artistic reconstruction of <em>Isthminia panamensis</em>, a new fossil dolphin from Panama, feeding on a flatfish. Many features of this new species appear similar to today's ocean dolphins, yet the new fossil species is more closely related to the living Amazon River dolphin. The fossils of <em>Isthminia panamensis</em> were collected from marine rocks that date to a time (around 6 million years ago) before the Isthmus of Panama formed and a productive Central American Seaway connected the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The careful examination of fossil fragments from Panama has led Smithsonian scientists and colleagues to the discovery of a new genus and species of river dolphin that has been long...

Growing up on a farm provides protection against asthma and allergies

Researchers at VIB (a leading life sciences institute in Flanders, Belgium) and Ghent University have successfully established a causal relationship between exposure to so-called farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies. This breakthrough discovery is a major step forward...

Why aren't there more lions?

When they started looking at the relation between predators and prey in a range of ecosystems around the world, McGill researchers discovered a predator-prey power law that seems to be consistent across a range of ecosystems.Why aren't there more lions? That was what puzzled McGill PhD student Ian Hatton, when he started looking at the proportion of predators to prey across dozens of parks in...

Not on my watch: Chimp swats film crew's drone

A female chimpanzee named Tushi uses a stick to "attack" the drone. Behind her Raimee is sitting also with a long stick.Cool. Calm. And oh, so calculated. That's how a chimpanzee living in the Royal Burgers' Zoo in the Netherlands set out to swat an aerial drone that was filming her...

Hubble survey unlocks clues to star birth in neighboring galaxy

This is a Hubble mosaic of 414 photographs of the M31, or the Andromeda galaxy. On the bottom left is an enlargement of the boxed field (top) reveals myriad stars and numerous open star clusters as bright blue knots,spanning 4,400 light-years across. On the bottom right are six bright blue clusters extracted from the field. Each cluster square is 150 light-years across.In a survey of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope images of 2,753 young, blue star clusters in the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (M31), astronomers have found that M31 and our own galaxy...

Clues from ancient Maya reveal lasting impact on environment

Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence...

Seeing the forest and the trees, all 3 trillion of them

This is the global map of tree density at the square-kilometer pixel scale.A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number...

Cosmic recycling

The rich patchwork of gas clouds in this new image make up part of a huge stellar nursery nicknamed the Prawn Nebula (also known as Gum 56 and IC 4628). Taken using the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, this may well be one of the best pictures ever taken of this object. It shows clumps of hot new-born stars nestled in among the clouds that make up the nebula.Deeply immersed in this huge stellar nursery are three clusters of hot young stars -- only a few million years old -- which glow brightly in ultraviolet light. It is...

Scientists discover key clues in turtle evolution

A research team led by NYIT scientist Gaberiel Bever has determined that a 260-million year-old fossil species found in South Africa's Karoo Basin provides a long awaited glimpse into the...

Blueberry extract could help fight gum disease and reduce antibiotic use

Gum disease is a common condition among adults that occurs when bacteria form biofilms or plaques on teeth, and consequently the gums become inflamed. Some severe cases, called periodontitis, call...

Ancient cold period could provide clues about future climate change

This is the entrance to the cave in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in Palawan, Philippines. The researchers used a  stalagmite growing from the floor of the cave to learn about rainfall in the Philippines during the Younger Dryas.Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that a well-known period of abrupt climate change 12,000 years ago occurred rapidly in northern latitudes but much more gradually...

Oxygen oasis in Antarctic lake reflects Earth in the distant past

Lake Fryxell, Antarctica is permanently covered in ice, and the waters at the bottom are oxygen-free but still receive some sunlight. Scientists have discovered a thin layer of oxygen created by photosynthetic bacteria at the bottom of the lake. This could be a model for conditions on Earth 2.4 billion years ago, before oxygen became common in the atmosphere.At the bottom of a frigid Antarctic lake, a thin layer of green slime is generating a little oasis of oxygen, a team including UC Davis researchers has found. It's...

Check out our next project, Biology.Net

Latest Science Newsletter

Get the latest and most popular science news articles of the week in your Inbox! It's free!

Breaking science news from the newsfeed