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Study finds pumpkin pathogen not evolving, which could make a difference for management

The pathogen that causes bacterial spot is very good at what it does. Forming small lesions on the rinds of pumpkins, melons, cucumbers, and other cucurbits, it mars the fruits' appearance and ushers in secondary pathogens that lead to rot and severe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJul 10th, 2024

Melting ice no guarantee of smooth sailing in fabled Arctic crossing: Study

Melting sea ice in the fast-warming Arctic Ocean is not making it easier for sailors to navigate a legendary shortcut between Europe and Asia despite popular belief, scientists said Thursday......»»

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AI makes writing easier, but stories sound alike

Books and movies of the future could all start to feel the same if creative industries embrace artificial intelligence to help write stories, a study published on Friday warned......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 31 min. ago

Saturday Citations: The first Goldilocks black hole; Toxoplasma gondii metabolism; pumping at the speed of muscle

This week: Physicists conducted a biological study, engineers built a waste-recycling suit for astronauts (and worm riders), and astronomers identified the first known intermediate-mass black hole, and it's right here in our own galactic back yard......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 59 min. ago

Study examines urban forests across the United States

In recent years, tree-planting campaigns have been underway in the United States, especially in cities, as part of climate mitigation efforts......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Restructuring middle managers—findings from a case study of a major bank

Middle managers play an important role in an organization undergoing structural change. They are the ones who must implement the changes, but conversely, as employees, they will be subject to the very changes they put in place. This can often put the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Impacts of extreme drought on forest ecosystems reveal species-specific adaptation differences in Northeast China

A recent study from China has shed light on the profound impacts of extreme droughts on forest ecosystems, particularly in water-limited regions. The findings revealed significant differences in how various tree species respond to such stressors......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

How climate patterns contribute to coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef

A new study finds a significant impact of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on coral bleaching events in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR)......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Thinking aloud: What happens when children read for pleasure in classroom clubs

Every five years, the international Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) provides an assessment of how well grade 4 learners around the world read for meaning. And every time South Africa participates, the results are shocking. In.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Hatcheries can boost wild salmon numbers but reduce diversity, research shows

The ability of salmon hatcheries to increase wild salmon abundance may come at the cost of reduced diversity among wild salmon, according to a new University of Alaska Fairbanks–led study......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Selection processes play dominant role in shaping coexisting assemblages of trees and soil fungi: Study

Community assembly is shaped by four main processes: selection—fitness differences between organisms; dispersal—organisms' movement across space; drift—unpredictable variation in abundance; and diversification—new genetic variants. However, w.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Marawi city study analyzes challenges and prospects for post-conflict peacebuilding in urban settings

Wars and conflicts leave devastating destruction in their wake. With so many conflicts now taking place in urban environments, scientists are studying how post-conflict peacebuilding happens in these urban settings......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Partial automated driving systems don’t make driving safer, study finds

Many driver assists do increase safety, but little evidence lane keeping is one. Enlarge / Nissan's ProPilot Assist was one of two partially automated driving systems to be studied for crash safety improvements. (credit: Nissan).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Novel gene writing technology enables all-RNA-mediated targeted gene integration in human cells

In a recent study published in Cell, a research team led by Li Wei and Zhou Qi from the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed an innovative gene-writing technology based on retrotransposons. This achievement enables al.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Understanding the role of RNA methylation in cancer

RNA modification could serve as a therapeutic target for certain types of cancer, according to a new study published in Molecular Cell, which sheds new light on the complex process underlying RNA transcription......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Study of colorful crayfish challenges theories of bright coloration as adapted phenotype

A pair of biologists, one with West Liberty University, the other with Arizona State University, both in the U.S., has found evidence that challenges theories surrounding bright coloration always functioning as an adapted phenotype......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Hubble finds evidence for rare black hole in Omega Centauri

An international team of astronomers has used more than 500 images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope spanning two decades to detect seven fast-moving stars in the innermost region of Omega Centauri, the largest and brightest globular cluster i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

History shows that humans are good for biodiversity… sometimes

Humans have been an important driver of vegetation change over thousands of years, and, in some places, had positive impacts on biodiversity, according to a new study......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Study shows severe droughts limit Amazonian communities" access to basic services

Severe droughts in the Amazon basin over the past two decades have caused low water level periods to last around a month longer than usual, triggering profound impacts on the local population......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Dust in the air eased slightly in 2023: UN

The amount of dust in the air eased slightly in 2023, the United Nations said Friday, warning that poor environmental management was fueling sand and dust storms......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Methane flux in North Sea varies with tides, study shows

Methane, a strong greenhouse gas that naturally escapes from the bottom of the North Sea, is affected by the pressure of high or low tide. Methane emissions from the sea floor can be just easily three times as much or as little, depending on the tide.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024