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Study explores link between forestry management and pesticides in aquatic species

Pesticides used in forestry may threaten species in downstream rivers and estuaries, but little is known about the extent to which this occurs. A new study by researchers at Portland State University found mussels, clams and oysters in watersheds alo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMar 2nd, 2021

Fixed network of smartphones provides earthquake early warning in Costa Rica

Earthquake early warnings can be delivered successfully using a small network of off-the-shelf smartphones attached to building baseboards, according to a study conducted in Costa Rica last year......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 57 min. ago

Study could lead to production of more efficient optoelectronic devices

Diodes are widely used electronic devices that act as one-way switches for current. A well-known example is the LED (light-emitting diode), but there is a special class of diodes designed to make use of the phenomenon known as "quantum tunneling". Ca.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

Fearsome tyrannosaurs were social animals, study suggests

The fearsome tyrannosaur dinosaurs that ruled the northern hemisphere during the Late Cretaceous period (66-100 million years ago) may not have been solitary predators as popularly envisioned, but social carnivores similar to wolves, according to a n.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

Genome editing in farm animals: Chickens and pigs with integrated genetic scissors

Researchers at the TUM have demonstrated a way to efficiently study molecular mechanisms of disease resistance or biomedical issues in farm animals. Researchers are now able to introduce specific gene mutations into a desired organ or even correct ex.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

Database developed on key mollusk to study pollution in coastal areas

Scrobiculariaplana is a type of wedge clam widely found along the coasts and estuaries of northern Europe, the Mediterranean and West Africa. Like other mollusks, it is used as a bioindicator to study pollution in these types of ecosystems, for its a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

Certain gut microbes make mosquitoes more prone to carry malaria parasite

Dietary sugars and gut microbes play a key role in promoting malaria parasite infection in mosquitoes. Researchers in China have uncovered evidence that mosquitoes fed a sugar diet show an increased abundance of the bacterial species Asaia bogorensis.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

A gene finding links severe canine juvenile epilepsy to mitochondrial dysfunction

In a study conducted at the University of Helsinki, researchers found a cause for severe epilepsy resulting in death in Parson Russell Terrier puppies at a few months of age. A change in the PITRM1 gene can lead to a dysfunction of mitochondria, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

Biologists discover a new type of placental structure in animals

The Cyclostomata is an ancient group of aquatic colonial suspension-feeders from the phylum Bryozoa. The fact that they have unique placentae has been discovered by researchers at St Petersburg University and the University of Vienna. The coenocytes,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

New bug discovery proves mite of Twitter

Call it the mite of Twitter: Japanese and Austrian researchers have confirmed a bug they spotted posted in a tweet is a previously unknown species, now aptly dubbed "Ameronothrus twitter.".....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 57 min. ago

How the language you speak aligns to your genetic origins and may impact research on your health

A new study challenges the presumption that all South-Eastern-Bantu speaking groups are a single genetic entity......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 57 min. ago

Cleaner fish from salmon farming affect wild populations

A growing demand for cleaner fish in salmon farms raises concerns about overfishing and human-mediated geneflow to wild populations. A recent study reveals that up to 20 percent of the local populations of corkwing wrasse in mid Norway may constitute.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 57 min. ago

Research demonstrates how small amounts of strain can be used to control a material"s properties

New research on an atomically-thin semiconductor demonstrates how a material's magnetism can be controlled using small amounts of strain. Published in Nature Nanotechnology, this study provides key insights for applications ranging from new spintroni.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 57 min. ago

Buying school uniform post-lockdown "unmanageable" for low income families

School uniforms present an unmanageable cost for families on a low income with children returning to school after lockdown, a new study from the University of York says......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 57 min. ago

Declining male fertility increases climate change vulnerability

Male fertility may be the chink in the armor against climate change, according to a new study that suggests the loss of male fertility at high temperatures means many species—especially those restricted to the tropics—may be even more vulnerable.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 57 min. ago

Songwriters Are Getting Drastically Short-Changed In the Music-Streaming Economy, Study Shows

According to a new report by industry analysts Mark Mulligan and Keith Jopling of Midia Research, songwriters are getting drastically short-changed in the music-streaming economy. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report: The 35-page rep.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 29 min. ago

There"s a lot more to Australia"s red cedar than timber

Native deciduous trees are rare in Australia, which means many of the red, yellow and brown leaves we associate with autumn come from introduced species, such as maples, oaks and elms......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 57 min. ago

Study inspects chemical composition of NGC 6544

An international team of astronomers has conducted a chemical study of 23 stars in the globular cluster NGC 6544 as part of the APOGEE survey. The research, published April 12 on the arXiv pre-print server, delivers essential information about chemic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 57 min. ago

Religion played an important role in Britain voting to leave the EU in 2016, research shows

Faith played an "important and under-appreciated role" in the UK's choice to leave Europe, with Anglicans more likely to back Brexit, a major new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 57 min. ago

Study finds reduction in milk production among anaplasmosis-infected cattle

Researchers at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine have published new data suggesting a negative effect on a dairy cow's milk production because of bovine anaplasmosis, a globally widespread livestock disease......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 57 min. ago

Study shows how some bacteria withstand antibiotic onslaught

In a study with implications for chronic infections, Princeton researchers have described multiple pathways that some bacteria use to tolerate normally lethal antibiotic treatments. The findings overturn common assumptions about antibiotics' limited.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 57 min. ago