Scientists discover giant insect genome

The largest genome of any insect, seven times the size of the human genome, was recently discovered in a grasshopper. In a study published in PLOS ONE, researchers from the German Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB) and th.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagMar 16th, 2023

Bumblebees don"t care about pesticide cocktails: Research highlights their resilience to chemical stressors

Bumblebees appear to be quite resistant to common pesticides. This is shown by a new study, the results of which have now been published by scientists from Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in the journal Environment International......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 26 min. ago

Scientists develop maleic acid-treated bacterial cellulose gel for enhancing bone repair

The field of bone tissue engineering (BTE) is a promising avenue for addressing bone injuries and defects by constructing artificial scaffolds with bionic functionalities. Due to its unique 3D network structure, impressive mechanical properties, and.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 26 min. ago

Scientists explore method to increase the growth and carotenoid content ratio of an edible microalga

Over the past few years, people have generally become more conscious about the food they consume. Thanks to easier access to information as well as public health campaigns and media coverage, people are more aware of how nutrition ties in with both h.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 54 min. ago

The seabed needs to become a top priority, and the UN agrees

"The science we need for the ocean we want"—this is the tagline for the UN Ocean Decade (2021-2030), which has just held its first conference in Barcelona, Spain. Marine scientists from around the world, including me, gathered alongside global lead.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 54 min. ago

Researchers control quantum properties of 2D materials with tailored light

A team of scientists has developed a method that harnesses the structure of light to twist and tweak the properties of quantum materials. Their results, published today in Nature, pave the way for advancements in next generation quantum electronics,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 54 min. ago

Scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching in warming oceans

Coral reefs around the world are experiencing global bleaching for the fourth time, top reef scientists declared Monday, a result of warming ocean waters amid human-caused climate change......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 27 min. ago

Scientists share single-cell atlas for the highly regenerative worm, Pristina leidyi

An international team of scientists, including B. Duygu Özpolat at Washington University in St. Louis, has published the first single-cell atlas for Pristina leidyi (Pristina), the water nymph worm, a segmented annelid with extraordinary regenerativ.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 27 min. ago

Machine learning could help reveal undiscovered particles within data from the Large Hadron Collider

Scientists used a neural network, a type of brain-inspired machine learning algorithm, to sift through large volumes of particle collision data. Particle physicists are tasked with mining this massive and growing store of collision data for evidence.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 27 min. ago

Study sheds light on 11th-century Arab-Muslim optical scientist whose work laid foundation for modern-day physics

Scientists from the University of Sharjah and the Warburg Institute are poring over the writings of an 11th-century Arab-Muslim polymath to demonstrate their impact on the development of optical sciences and how they have fundamentally transformed th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 27 min. ago

Formation-flying spacecraft could probe the solar system for new physics

It's an exciting time for the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. Thanks to cutting-edge observatories, instruments, and new techniques, scientists are getting closer to experimentally verifying theories that remain largely untested. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 27 min. ago

Video: Is there a quick fix for ocean acidification?

Acidification is threatening the ocean's ability to pull carbon dioxide out of our atmosphere, so scientists and startups are looking to ocean-sized antacids to raise its pH......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 27 min. ago

Researchers discover previously unknown gene that indirectly promotes photosynthesis in blue-green algae

Cyanobacteria—also called blue-green algae—are known as the "plants of the ocean" because they carry out photosynthesis on a gigantic scale, produce oxygen and extract the greenhouse gas CO2 from the environment. However, to do this they need add.....»»

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Astrophysicists solve mystery of heart-shaped feature on the surface of Pluto

The mystery of how Pluto got a giant heart-shaped feature on its surface has finally been solved by an international team of astrophysicists led by the University of Bern and members of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News10 hr. 27 min. ago

Giant rogue waves: Southern Ocean expedition reveals wind as key cause

A University of Melbourne expedition to the southernmost waters encircling Antarctica has discovered that wind drives the formation of colossal rogue waves, and that these unpredictable waves occur more frequently than scientists had previously thoug.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 26 min. ago

Newly sequenced genome reveals coffee"s prehistoric origin story, and its future under climate change

The key to growing coffee plants that can better resist climate change in the decades to come may lie in the ancient past......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 26 min. ago

Evolution"s recipe book: How "copy paste" errors led to insect flight, octopus camouflage and human cognition

Seven hundred million years ago, a remarkable creature emerged for the first time. Though it may not have been much to look at by today's standards, the animal had a front and a back, a top and a bottom. This was a groundbreaking adaptation at the ti.....»»

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Digging up new species of Australia and New Guinea"s giant fossil kangaroos

Paleontologists from Flinders University have described three unusual new species of giant fossil kangaroo from Australia and New Guinea, finding them more diverse in shape, range and hopping method than previously thought......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 15th, 2024

Scientists find vast numbers of illegal "ghost roads" used to crack open pristine rainforest

One of Brazil's top scientists, Eneas Salati, once said, "The best thing you could do for the Amazon rainforest is to blow up all the roads." He wasn't joking. And he had a point......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 14th, 2024

Why do some people always get lost?

Experience may matter more than innate ability when it comes to sense of direction. Enlarge / Scientists are homing in on how navigation skills develop. (credit: Knowable Magazine (CC BY-ND)) Like many of the researchers.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 14th, 2024

A machine learning-based approach to discover nanocomposite films for biodegradable plastic alternatives

The accumulation of plastic waste in natural environments is of utmost concern, as it is contributing to the destruction of ecosystems and is causing harm to aquatic life. In recent years, material scientists have thus been trying to identify all-nat.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2024