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Rise in sea urchins and related damage to kelp forests impacts Oregon"s gray whales and their food, study finds

A recent boom in the purple sea urchin population off the southern Oregon Coast appears to have had an indirect and negative impact on the gray whales that usually forage in the region, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 21st, 2024

Untangling the entangled: Quantum study shines fresh light on how neutrinos fuel supernovae

Researchers used quantum simulations to obtain new insights into the nature of neutrinos—the mysterious subatomic particles that abound throughout the universe—and their role in the deaths of massive stars......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

How to Exercise Safely During a Heat Wave

An expert in heat-related illnesses outlines the dos and don'ts for when you're exercising or working outside this summer......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

Protected areas can boost biodiversity and local economies

Protected areas, like nature reserves, can conserve biodiversity without harming local economic growth, countering a common belief that conservation restricts development. A new study outlines what is needed for conservation to benefit both nature an.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

Top FDA official overrules staff to approve gene therapy that failed trial

Peter Marks overruled three teams and two top directors. Enlarge / Dr. Peter Marks, Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research within the Food and Drug Administration on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. (credi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

Supporting the right small changes can have big impacts on climate action, say researchers

Small changes in our everyday actions can trigger significant, rapid societal shifts especially when it comes to climate action. A new IIASA-led study highlights the importance of analyzing these dynamics with a comprehensive framework to harness the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Study suggests pawn loans compound the pain for many

Australia's pawnbroking industry is too lightly regulated, harming vulnerable consumers and leaving them in greater financial distress, according to new research by the University of Melbourne. The work is available in the University of Queensland La.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

The "15-minute city" might not be realistic for North America, researchers find

In the "15-minute city," a concept popularized in Europe, everything a resident might need on a daily basis is a short walk or bicycle ride away. A study by Transportation Research at McGill University (TRAM) suggests, however, that this model may no.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Cooling "blood oranges" could make them even healthier—a bonus for consumers

An orange teeming with antioxidants and other health benefits may be a shot in the arm for consumers and citrus growers, if the fruit is stored at cool temperatures, a new University of Florida study shows. The findings are published in the journal F.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Blooming through adversity: Roses" genetic defense against salinity stress

A cutting-edge study illuminates the intricate mechanisms of rose plants' resistance to salt stress, a critical issue for global agriculture. The research identifies the phenylpropane pathway, especially flavonoids, as key to this tolerance, offering.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Study dissects histochemical localization and biosynthesis molecular mechanisms of Bletilla striata polysaccharides

The dry pseudobulb of the plant Bletilla striata Rchb. f. (Orchidaceae), spelled BaiJi in Chinese as an important traditional Chinese medicine, has the effects of astringent hemostasis, detumescence, and promotion of muscle growth......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

How a biocatalyst might boost the growth of microalgae

Living organisms consist to a large extent of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) compounds. These have to be taken in with food or, in the case of plants, produced through photosynthesis......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Focusing micromechanical polaritons in topologically nontrivial hyperbolic metasurfaces

Dr. Johan Christensen, leader of IMDEA Materials Institute's Mechanical and Acoustic Metamaterials research group, is among the researchers behind a pioneering study exploring the topological properties of metamaterials......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Ariane 6 launches: Splashdown for Nyx Bikini

Europe's newest rocket soon launches, taking with it many space missions each with a unique objective, destination and team at home, cheering them on. Whether launching new satellites to look back and study Earth, peer out to deep space or test impor.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Human activity: A double-edged sword in the face of drought

Earth and environmental scientists have reported that, as human socio-economic activities increase, greenhouse gas emissions will rise, leading to more frequent extreme weather events such as droughts and floods. However, a research team from Pohang.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Many more bacteria produce greenhouse gases than previously thought, study finds

Caltech researchers have discovered a new class of enzymes that enable a myriad of bacteria to "breathe" nitrate when in low-oxygen conditions. While this is an evolutionary advantage for bacterial survival, the process produces the greenhouse gas ni.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Unlocking the entrepreneurial brain: New perspectives on cognitive flexibility

In a recent study led by the University of Liège researchers delved into the intersection of the fields of entrepreneurship and neuroscience, looking specifically at the cognitive flexibility of habitual entrepreneurs—those who repeatedly launch n.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Study challenges popular idea that Easter islanders committed "ecocide"

Some 1,000 years ago, a small band of Polynesians sailed thousands of miles across the Pacific to settle one of the world's most isolated places—a small, previously uninhabited island they named Rapa Nui. There, they erected hundreds of "moai," or.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Climate change makes it harder for women to collect water in South American and Southeast Asian regions, study shows

Climate change could increase the amount of time women spend collecting water by up to 30% globally by 2050, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change. In regions of South America and Southeast Asia, the time spent collecting water.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

New computational tool helps interpret AI models in genomics

Artificial intelligence continues to squirm its way into many aspects of our lives. But what about biology, the study of life itself? AI can sift through hundreds of thousands of genome data points to identify potential new therapeutic targets. While.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

The joy of inflicting pain leads to increased prosocial behavior, study finds

Oh, the joy of inflicting pain upon others. The Germans have a word for it: "schadenfreude," meaning "malicious pleasure." And tapping into its sentiment properly can, ironically, do a lot of good by raising money for charity......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024