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Long-term ocean sampling in Narragansett Bay reveals plummeting plankton levels: Impact uncertain for local food web

University of Rhode Island (URI) researchers estimate that in Narragansett Bay, the level of tiny plantlike creatures called phytoplankton has dropped by half in the last half century, based on new analysis of a long-term time series study of the bay.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 21st, 2024

Julian Assange to plead guilty but is going home after long extradition fight

"Julian is free!" wife wrote after Assange struck deal with US government. Enlarge / Julian Assange in an airplane in a photo posted by WikiLeaks on June 25, 2024. (credit: WikiLeaks) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News4 hr. 23 min. ago

Study: The diminishing impact of casino free-play promotions

Free-play campaigns—or gambling money on the house—have gotten big. They are the dominant play incentive in the gaming industry, where the most money is spent to get players in the door and keep them coming back for more. But new research suggest.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 51 min. ago

More competition in banking, less information—research reveals the impacts on potential borrowers

A new study conducted by Filippo De Marco of Bocconi University, Milan, and Silvio Petriconi of the Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis reveals that competition among banks.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 51 min. ago

Dollars and scents: How the right smells can encourage shoppers to buy healthier foods

Imagine walking down the aisle of your local grocery store. The scent of mixed herbs catches your attention, mentally transporting you to a kitchen filled with the aroma of your favorite home-cooked meal......»»

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Pauses in human activity benefit biodiversity

A study published in Global Ecology and Conservation shows that COVID-19 lockdowns had a positive impact on the quality of species' habitats......»»

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3D-printed chip sensor detects foodborne pathogens for safer products

Every so often, a food product is recalled because of some sort of contamination. For consumers of such products, a recall can trigger doubt in the safety and reliability of what they eat and drink. In many cases, a recall will come too late to keep.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 23 min. ago

Decoding apples: Nitrogen"s role in shaping fruit sugar content

Apple quality and yield are significantly affected by nitrogen levels in the soil, which influence various biochemical processes. Insufficient nitrogen can result in poor fruit quality, while excessive nitrogen leads to environmental pollution. Under.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 23 min. ago

Study reveals how one enzyme hitches a ride on another to recognize tRNA

Imagine your body as a highly organized factory where workers tirelessly assemble proteins around the clock. These proteins are the machines and scaffolds that make up your body and are essential for various functions. In this factory, special delive.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 23 min. ago

Radioactive isotopes trace hidden Arctic currents

The Arctic Ocean is warming four times faster than the rest of the world's oceans, a trend that could potentially spill over to the rest of the world in the form of altered weather patterns and other climate consequences. Efforts such as the Synoptic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 51 min. ago

Model shows how plankton survive in a turbulent world

How do particles move in turbulent fluids? The answer to this question can be found in a new model presented in a thesis from the University of Gothenburg. The model could help speed up the development of new drugs......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 51 min. ago

Quantum annealer improves understanding of quantum many-body systems

Physicists have long been pursuing the idea of simulating quantum particles with a computer that is itself made up of quantum particles. This is exactly what scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich have done together with colleagues from Slovenia......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 51 min. ago

Summer in the city: Climate science reveals the impacts of heat

The summer sun beats down. People without air conditioning must find refuge in schools and community centers. Outdoor workers struggle to keep cool. Hot nights interrupt people's sleep, not allowing them to get the rest needed to recover from the war.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 51 min. ago

Researchers develop polymer fibers that can facilitate controlled, local drug delivery

Medical products such as ointments or syringes reach their limits when it comes to delivering medication locally—and above all in a controlled manner over a longer period of time. Empa researchers are therefore developing polymer fibers that can de.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 51 min. ago

Sediments reveal the ancient ocean during a mass extinction event

About 183 million years ago, volcanic activity in modern South Africa unleashed an estimated 20,500 gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the ocean–atmosphere system over a period of 300 to 500 thousand years. Known as the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic E.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 51 min. ago

Squeezing more flavor: Genetic study optimizes citric acid in tomatoes

Citric acid (CA) is a flavor-enhancing compound in tomatoes that also serves as a metabolic pathway mediator. Despite its importance, the genetic and environmental interplay affecting its levels has been a puzzle, difficult to decipher and control......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 51 min. ago

Apple and Meta iOS 18 AI chatbot integration discussions ended long ago

Apple reportedly not in talks with Meta about integrating its AI with iPhone similar to its partnership with OpenAI, citing privacy concerns.Apple and Meta are reportedly not in discussions over AI chatbot integrationEarlier in June, a report claimed.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News11 hr. 51 min. ago

New research shows why you don"t need to be perfect to get the job done

When neuroscientists think about the strategy an animal might use to carry out a task—like finding food, hunting prey, or navigating a maze—they often propose a single model that lays out the best way for the animal to accomplish the job......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 51 min. ago

Largest public dealer groups grapple with CDK ransomware attack as outage lingers

Asbury, Lithia, AutoNation and Group 1 said they are facing disruptions but took immediate steps to minimize the impact once they were notified. Asbury said its operations have been affected by the cyber incident and will continue to be until it is r.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

Microsoft removes documentation for switching to a local account in Windows 11

But most Microsoft account sign-in workarounds for Windows 11 continue to work. Enlarge / A PC running Windows 11. (credit: Microsoft) One of Windows 11's more contentious changes is that, by default, both the Home and P.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

Geologists expect Chang"e-6 lunar surface samples to contain volcanic rock and impact ejecta

On June 25, China's Chang'e-6 (CE-6) lunar probe is set to return to Earth, carrying the first surface samples collected from the farside of the moon. In anticipation of this historic event, scientists from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics at.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024