Study: Humpback whale song is about finding, not attracting, whales

Think of common courtship displays in the animal kingdom, like the flashy display of a peacock's tail or the treetop melody of a songbird's tune. Each is relatively constant. The brilliant colors in a male peacock's plumage do not change during its a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgNov 30th, 2021

New York"s Central Park Becomes a Living Climate Laboratory

Scientists will study how rising temperatures affect trees, plants, wildlife and humans who use the park -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

How Marine Wildlife can Coexist With Offshore Wind [Sponsored]

Harnessing the wind to blow back emissions is not without its own impacts, so researchers are developing technologies to co-exist with whales and other ocean-dwelling species. -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

40 Quintillion Black Holes are Lurking in the Universe, Study Projects

"Scientists have estimated the number of 'small' black holes in the universe," reports Live Science. "And no surprise: It's a lot." Using a new method, outlined January 12 in The Astrophysical Journal, a team of astrophysicists has produced a fresh.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

2022 Could Be a Turning Point In the Study of UFOs

In 2021, there was an upsurge in peculiar sightings reported, thanks to people with smartphones or other video gear that captured these strange glimmers in the sky. In 2022, UAP will get more attention from both the scientific community and the feder.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Where to buy sex toys online (yes, even including Target)

Whether you're looking for your very first vibrator or have lost count of how many sex toys you have in your collection, the internet can be a pretty great place to find your next toy.Of course, the insane amount of options that make finding that jus.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Study: Leidenfrost effect occurs in all three water phases: Solid, liquid, and vapor

But there's a much higher threshold of 550° C for levitation of an ice disk to occur. Slow-motion video of boiling ice, a research project of the Nature-Inspired Fluids and Interfaces Lab at Virginia Tech. Dash a few drops of water onto.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Tug of sun, moon could be driving plate motions on "imbalanced" Earth

A study led by geophysicist Anne M. Hofmeister in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis proposes that imbalanced forces and torques in the Earth-moon-sun system drive circulation of the whole mantle......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Exploring fish flow from fisheries to supper

Recent breakthroughs in multiple fields of study now allow researchers to follow the entire life cycle of ocean fishes—from when and where they are spawned, to where they disperse and grow, to when and where they are captured, transported, and eate.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Mange outbreak decimated a wild vicuña population in Argentina

Mange has decimated the population of wild vicuñas and guanacos in an Argentinian national park that was created to conserve them, according to a study from the Administration of National Parks in Argentina and the University of California, Davis......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Study finds river flows linked to the ups and downs of imperiled Chinook salmon population

A study led by Simon Fraser University researchers has discovered that sufficient water flows during summer can be critical to a Chinook salmon population in the interior of British Columbia......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Finding a link between emissions taxes and R&D investments

Addressing climate change is a massive and daunting challenge. But many economists say gradually increasing taxes on emissions would significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas spewed into the air at the lowest economic cost......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Civic engagement does not improve well-being

Whether somebody engages civically or not, does not substantially influence their well-being. This is the central finding from two recent studies from Germany and the UK, conducted by researchers from the Universities of Vechta and Bochum. The studie.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Fastest-ever study of how electrons respond to X-rays performed

A study of electron dynamics timed to millionths of a billionth of a second reveals the damage radiation can do on a molecular level......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Sex-typical behavior of male, female mice guided by differences in brain"s gene activity

Male and female mouse brains differ in important ways, according to a new study led by Stanford Medicine investigators......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Fed Releases Long-Awaited Study On a Digital Dollar

The Federal Reserve on Thursday released its long-awaited study of a digital dollar, exploring the pros and cons of the much-debated issue and soliciting public comment. CNBC reports: Billed as "the first step in a public discussion between the Feder.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

"Rough" words feature a trill sound in languages around the globe

In languages spoken around the world, words describing rough surfaces are highly likely to feature a "trilled /r/" sound—a linguistic pattern that stretches back over 6,000 years, a new study reveals. The international team of researchers from the.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Is Vesuvius taking an extended siesta?

Located near Naples, Italy, Vesuvius last had a violent eruption in 1944, towards the end of the Second World War. It could be a few hundred years before another dangerous, explosive eruption occurs, finds a new study by volcano experts at ETH Zurich.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Disease predictions can be improved by factoring in mosquito predators

The way mosquitoes react to predators should be included in disease models, say researchers behind a new study......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Landmark advancement in flow cytometry technology

Becton, Dickinson and Company, a global medical technology company, today announced that a study conducted in collaboration with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and published as the cover story of the January 21 issue of the journal.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Here"s why whales don"t drown when they gulp down food underwater

Ever wondered whether whales can burp, and why they don't drown when they gulp down gallons of water and krill? New UBC research may just hold the answer......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022