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Scientists discover new "spectacular" bat from West Africa

A group of scientists led by the American Museum of Natural History and Bat Conservation International have discovered a new species of a striking orange and black bat in a mountain range in West Africa. The species, which the researchers expect is l.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 13th, 2021

Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection

Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient—taurine—that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding, published in t.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News17 hr. 13 min. ago

Nanodiamond sensors can act as both heat sources and thermometers

A team of scientists from Osaka University, the University of Queensland and the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering used tiny nanodiamonds coated with a heat-releasing polymer to probe the thermal properties of cells. When irra.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News17 hr. 13 min. ago

Scientists offer road map to improve environmental observations in the Indian Ocean

A group of more than 60 scientists have provided recommendations to improve the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS), a basin-wide monitoring system to better understand the impacts of human-caused climate change in a region that has been warming f.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News17 hr. 13 min. ago

As it turns out, the Biden administration will listen to scientists

“Science will always be at the forefront of my administration." Enlarge / Co-Founder & CEO of 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki President & Founding Director Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Professor, Eric Lander, speak onstage during the TIME 100 Hea.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News18 hr. 14 min. ago

Why Cancer Cells Waste So Much Energy

MIT News: In the 1920s, German chemist Otto Warburg discovered that cancer cells don't metabolize sugar the same way that healthy cells usually do. Since then, scientists have tried to figure out why cancer cells use this alternative pathway, which i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Filling a crucial gap in aquafarming: Ion beam breeding to the rescue

A research team led by scientists at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC) has successfully created larger-than-usual strains of zooplankton—which are used in fish nurseries—by creating mutations with a heavy ion beam. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Primer on carbon dioxide removal provides vital resource at critical time

Scientists say that any serious plan to address climate change should include carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies and policies, which makes the newly launched CDR Primer an especially vital resource, says Berkeley Lab scientist Margaret Torn, o.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

2020 was Earth"s second-hottest year, just behind 2016

It's official: 2020 ranks as the second-hottest year on record for the planet, knocking 2019 down to third hottest, according to an analysis by NOAA scientists......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

How to watch NASA’s first four-engine hot fire of its mighty SLS rocket

NASA is promising a spectacular show of rocket power on Saturday with a hot fire of its mighty SLS rocket — and you can watch it live online......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

These scientists have a wildly futuristic plan to harvest energy from black holes

Could energy from black holes be harvested to provide power for future off-planet colonies? It sounds crazy. It might very well be. But it could be possible......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Scientists stuck as China keeps foiling WHO investigation on virus origin

Two scientists are stuck in Singapore as the rest of the WHO team finally makes it to Wuhan. Enlarge / Health workers in personal protection suits stand next to buses at a cordoned-off section of the international airport in Wuhan on January 14,.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

These scientists have a wild futuristic plan to harvest energy from black holes

Could energy from black holes be harvested to provide power for future off-planet colonies? It sounds crazy. It might very well be. But it could be possible......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Presidential inaugurations boost tourism, but not this year

While new research from West Virginia University economists finds that presidential inaugurations have gained popularity as must-see tourist events in recent years, major security threats will keep visitors away for the inauguration of President-Elec.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Researchers show Irish soil can offer more hope in fight against antibiotic resistance

Scientists who highlighted the bug-busting properties of bacteria in Northern Irish soil have made another exciting discovery in the quest to discover new antibiotics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Rare lichen unique to Florida discovered in museum collections, may be extinct

Scientists have found a new species of fleshy verdigris lichen, thanks to DNA analysis of museum specimens. Misidentified by its original collectors, the lichen is only known from 32 specimens collected in North and Central Florida scrubland between.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

China tosses more obstacles at WHO team investigating pandemic’s origin

Two scientists are stuck in Singapore as the rest of the WHO team finally makes it to Wuhan. Enlarge / Health workers in personal protection suits stand next to buses at a cordoned-off section of the international airport in Wuhan on January 14,.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Blue Origin Successfully Launches and Lands Key Crew Capsule Test in First Mission of 2021

Blue Origin launched its first mission of 2021, flying its New Shepard rocket in West Texas to a medium height of just over 350,000 feet. From a report: This is the first flight for this particular booster, and for the capsule it carried, which was e.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Hard to crack research reveals how crop roots penetrate hard soils

Scientists have discovered a signal that causes roots to stop growing in hard soils which can be 'switched off' to allow them to punch through compacted soil—a discovery that could help plants to grow in even the most damaged soils......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

How plants produce defensive toxins without harming themselves

Plants produce toxic substances to defend themselves against herbivores. In a new study, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena and the University of Münster, Germany, were able to describe in detail the biosynthesis a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Ancient temperature and sea level changes provide new insights into potential impact of climate change today

Scientists studying ocean temperature and sea level changes from thousands of years ago have said their data could be crucial to understanding climate change and improving projections of how our world may change due to global warming......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021