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Humans did not cause woolly mammoths to go extinct—climate change did: study

For five million years, woolly mammoths roamed the earth until they vanished for good nearly 4,000 years ago—and scientists have finally proved why......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgOct 20th, 2021

Biden Administration Issues New Framework for Space Policy, With a Focus on Climate Change

Today, Vice President Kamala Harris' office released a new framework for US space policy, detailing how the Biden administration plans to approach commercial, civil, and military space activity moving forward. From a report: Called the United States.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 12 min. ago

Study confirms link between spatial and math skills

People use spatial skills to manipulate, organize, reason about, and make sense of spatial relationships in real and imagined spaces. Estimating how much leftover mashed potatoes will fit in a storage container requires spatial skills, as do fitting.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 12 min. ago

Study suggests crop insurance plays small role in discouraging cover crop use in Indiana

A new study suggests that having crop insurance may have discouraged Indiana farmers' use of cover crops to promote soil health, although the results also suggest that the statistically significant effect is small. The findings could help researchers.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 12 min. ago

Welcome to the (Synthetic) Meatspace

Reactor-grown nuggets, human-edited genetic code, and new mRNA technologies could change our relationship to life itself......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News5 hr. 44 min. ago

CT uncovers bone disease in Tyrannosaurus rex jaw

Researchers in Germany identified bone disease in the fossilized jaw of a Tyrannosaurus rex using a CT-based, nondestructive imaging approach, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North Ameri.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 44 min. ago

What influences the rise of influencers?

A model to describe the formation of online communities and rise of influencers on social media platforms, based on the quality of user generated content, is reported in a study published in Nature Communications. The findings could improve our under.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 44 min. ago

More than 200 Australian birds are now threatened with extinction, and climate change is the biggest danger

Up to 216 Australian birds are now threatened—compared with 195 a decade ago—and climate change is now the main driver pushing threatened birds closer to extinction, landmark new research has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 44 min. ago

Asteroid-sample return shows water on its rocks’ surface

A cubic meter of asteroid dust may have as much as 20 liters of water. Enlarge / Itokawa, the original source of the dust grains examined in a new study. (credit: ISAS, JAXA) About a decade ago, we were surprised to discover t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News18 hr. 45 min. ago

Asteroid-sample return turns up water on its rocks’ surface

A cubic meter of asteroid dust may have as much as 20 liters of water. Enlarge / Itokawa, the original source of the dust grains examined in a new study. (credit: ISAS, JAXA) About a decade ago, we were surprised to discover t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 13 min. ago

Domestic violence goes unrecognized in faith communities

Australians who are frequently involved in religion and who identify as religious are less likely to acknowledge domestic violence is an issue within their faith community, despite acknowledging it as a national issue, a new study has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 12 min. ago

Researchers generate, for the first time, a vortex beam of atoms and molecules

Vortices may conjure a mental image of whirlpools and tornadoes—spinning bodies of water and air—but they can also exist on much smaller scales. In a new study published in Science, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science, together wit.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 12 min. ago

Scientists to map fungal networks, determine climate role

Scientists from the United States and Europe announced plans Tuesday to create the biggest map of underground fungal networks, arguing they are an important but overlooked piece in the puzzle of how to tackle climate change......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 12 min. ago

Researchers find new link between a disrupted body clock and inflammatory diseases

New research has demonstrated the significant role that an irregular body clock plays in driving inflammation in the body's immune cells, with implications for the most serious and prevalent diseases in humans......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News21 hr. 12 min. ago

Treating insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy can prevent major depression in older adults

A new study has found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-I) prevented major depression, decreasing the likelihood of depression by over 50% as compared to sleep education therapy in adults over the age of 60 with insomnia......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News22 hr. 12 min. ago

Reduced meat diet has many advantages

Which diet is better: moderately reduce meat consumption and eat more fruit, vegetables and wholegrain products or eating more fish and seafood? Or even switch completely to a vegan diet? A new study shows that the answer to these questions is not as.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News22 hr. 12 min. ago

"Tweens" increased media use during the 2020 pandemic summer, says study

"Put down your phone" is a common parental phrase, the modern-day equivalent of "turn off the TV." That's because parents have long thought that staring at a screen for too long will have a detrimental effect......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 12 min. ago

Survey of gun policy experts finds wide disagreement remains

Wide disagreement remains among U.S. experts who study gun policy issues, with differing opinions about how much individual policies may reduce gun violence and other harms caused by firearms, according to a new RAND Corporation report......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 12 min. ago

Vaping -- not prior smoking -- is associated with changes in gene regulation linked to disease, study finds

A new vaping study shows that, like smoking, use of e-cigarettes is linked to dysregulation of mitochondrial genes and immune response genes......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Experimental compound counters diabetic complications

An experimental compound reduced complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in mice -- not by lowering blood sugar -- but by countering its consequences, a new study finds......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Courting success: Why the "head" outsmarts the body in basketball

A new study reveals why coaches believe 'game intelligence,' work ethic and competitiveness are far more important than physical fitness in determining success on the basketball court......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021