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Research paper discusses future of field-based sciences in COVID-19 world

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Independent group leaders Eleanor Scerri and Denise Kuehnert of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) have teamed up with other colleagues from the institute and...

Dams exacerbate the consequences of climate change on river fish

8 weeks ago from Physorg

A potential response of river fish to environmental changes is to colonize new habitats. But what happens when dams and weirs restrict their movement? And are native and alien species...

Animals’ Magnetic ‘Sixth’ Sense May Come from Bacteria

8 weeks ago from Science Blog

A University of Central Florida researcher is co-author of a new paper that may help answer why some animals have a magnetic “sixth” sense, such as sea turtles’ ability to...

Light processing improves robotic sensing, study finds

8 weeks ago from Science Daily

A team of researchers uncovered how the human brain processes bright and contrasting light, which they say is a key to improving robotic sensing and enabling autonomous agents to team...

Animals' magnetic 'sixth' sense may come from bacteria

8 weeks ago from Science Daily

A researcher may help answer why some animals have a magnetic 'sixth' sense, such as sea turtles' ability to return to the beach where they were born. The researchers proposes...

Animals' magnetic 'sixth' sense may come from bacteria, new paper suggests

8 weeks ago from Physorg

A University of Central Florida researcher is co-author of a new paper that may help answer why some animals have a magnetic 'sixth' sense, such as sea turtles' ability to...

Wildlife trade threats: The importance of genetic data in saving an endangered species

8 weeks ago from Physorg

In Southeast Asia, wildlife trade is running rampant, and Vietnam plays a key role in combating wildlife trafficking.

Project Phoenix: DNA unlocks a new understanding of coral

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Scientists have developed a new genetic tool that can help them better understand and ultimately work to save coral reefs.

Proximity to the southern border and DUI arrests in California

8 weeks ago from Physorg

A new study from the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation of DUI arrests in California shows that arrests increase as distance to the southern...

Watch: Rami Malek introduces his 'unsettling' villain in 'No Time to Die' teaser

8 weeks ago from UPI

Rami Malek shared details about his "No Time to Die" character, Safin, in a preview for the James Bond film.

Embryos taking shape via buckling

8 weeks ago from Physorg

The embryo of an animal first looks like a hollow sphere. Invaginations then appear at different stages of development, which will give rise to the body's structures (the brain, digestive...

Structure of the enzyme behind the world's smallest turbine, solved

8 weeks ago from Physorg

The chemical ATP, adenosine triphosphate, is the fuel that powers all life. Despite ATP's central role, the structure of the enzyme generating ATP, F1Fo-ATP synthase, in mammals, including humans, has...

Embryos taking shape via buckling

8 weeks ago from Science Daily

The embryo of an animal first looks like a hollow sphere. Invaginations then appear at different stages of development, which will give rise to the body's structures. Although buckling could...

New method allows scientists to quickly 'view' individual virus particles

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and by studying these shapes, scientists can learn how they function and how viral illnesses might...

Researchers create new tool for controlling genes in methanogens

8 weeks ago from Physorg

University of Arkansas researchers have developed an efficient tool for controlling genes in methanogens, a finding that could advance research in fields as diverse as climate change and biofuel production.

Mechanism discovered how the coronavirus hijacks the cell

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bern have discovered a mechanism by which the corona virus manipulates human cells to ensure its own replication. This knowledge will help...

Genetic adaption to climate change is swift in crop pests

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Fruit flies have the uncanny ability to wake up from a months-long hibernation right when their food of choice—say, the fruit from apple or Hawthorn trees—is at its peak. They're...

Start-up develops 'living coffin'

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands) student start-up Loop has developed a living coffin made from mycelium. The Living Cocoon helps the body to compost more efficiently, removes...

When methane-eating microbes eat ammonia instead

8 weeks ago from Science Daily

As a side effect of their metabolism, microorganisms living on methane can also convert ammonia. In the process, they produce nitric oxide (NO), a central molecule in the global nitrogen...

TRESK regulates brain to track time using sunlight as its cue

8 weeks ago from Science Daily

Research has found that TRESK, a calcium regulated two-pore potassium channel, regulates the brain's central circadian clock to differentiate behavior between day and night.

When methane-eating microbes eat ammonia instead

8 weeks ago from Physorg

As a side effect of their metabolism, microorganisms living on methane can also convert ammonia. In the process, they produce nitric oxide (NO), a central molecule in the global nitrogen...

Brazilians start to unravel the mystery of North American insect bioluminescent systems

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Molecules belonging to an almost unknown bioluminescent system found in larvae of the fungus gnat Orfelia fultoni (subfamily Keroplatinae) have been isolated for the first time by researchers at the...

Project to protect marine mammals provides valuable framework

8 weeks ago from Physorg

A fisheries management tool designed for endangered and threatened species in data-limited places has produced a win-win opportunity for fishers and marine mammals in Southeast Asia, providing a valuable framework...

Boron nitride nanofilms will replace antibiotics for protection against bacterial and fungal infections

8 weeks ago from Physorg

NUST MISIS material scientists have presented antibacterial nano-coatings based on boron nitride, which are highly effective against microbial pathogens (up to 99.99%). They can become a safe alternative to the...

Detection of endocrine disruptors in the fetal brain of a Japanese macaque

8 weeks ago from Physorg

A new study of the Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) as a model animal for the fetal transfer of OH-PCBs in humans has revealed OH-PCB concentrations and their relationships in the...

A new way of combating fungal infections

8 weeks ago from Physorg

In agriculture, fungicides are used to combat fungal infections, and in medicine, antimycotics—both of which have their drawbacks. The microbiologist Florentine Marx-Ladurner is working on a new, more natural active...

'Fluke' sighting of endangered Atlantic whitefish brings hope for survival

8 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

There was an encouraging sign this week for a critically endangered Canadian fish teetering on the brink of extinction in the wild. Six adult Atlantic whitefish were observed in an...

Humpback whales enter crocodile river 'in Australian first'

At least one humpback whale remains in the Australian river after getting lost.