Using probiotic bacteria to protect against coral bleaching

Images of bare, naked white coral reefs have been increasingly circulating around the world. The typically colorful reefs of tropical oceans, which are home to many species of the marine ecosystem, are suffering from rising water temperatures due to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 7th, 2021

Into the belly of the bee: A closer look at bees" gut microbes

Environmental bacteria and fungi that end up in the belly of honeybees may be essential to their survival in a changing world as bee populations dwindle due to pesticides, poor nutrition, habitat destruction and declining genetic diversity......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 8 min. ago

NASA is designing a space telescope to protect Earth from asteroid impacts

NASA's Near-Earth Object Surveyor space telescope would use infrared sensors to detect asteroids or comets which threaten the planet......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Scientists Propose "Neuro-Rights" to Protect Brains From Future Manipulation

Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shares a report from Reuters: Scientific advances from deep brain stimulation to wearable scanners are making manipulation of the human mind increasingly possible, creating a need for laws and protections to regulate use of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

How to protect species and save the planet—at the same time

A major new report suggests tackling biodiversity, climate crises simultaneously. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Humanity is struggling to contain two compounding crises: skyrocketing global temperatures and plummeting biodiversity. But people.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

International team maps world"s giant kelp forests

The world's giant kelp forests—vital marine wildernesses as important to Earth's ecology as rainforests and coral reefs—are being mapped by a team of international scientists......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Scientists call for improved management of a weedy tree to protect owl habitat

Sweet pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum) was once a well-behaved tree growing in gullies from Gippsland in Victoria up to Brisbane in Queensland......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Compound blocks SARS-CoV-2 and protects lung cells, study finds

Researchers report that Elovanoids, bioactive chemical messengers made from omega-3 very-long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, may block the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering cells and protect the air cells (alveoli) of the lung......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

How cells measure themselves

Ever since scientists discovered cells under the microscope more than 350 years ago, they have noted that each type of cell has a characteristic size. From tiny bacteria to inches-long neurons, size matters for how cells work. The question of how the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Hydrogen sulfide critical to innate ability of bacteria to survive antibiotics

The signaling molecule hydrogen sulfide (H2S) plays a critical role in antibiotic tolerance, the innate ability of bacteria to survive normally lethal levels of antibiotics, a new study finds......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Bacteria serves tasty solution to global plastic crisis

Researchers have discovered that the common bacteria E. coli can be deployed as a sustainable way to convert post-consumer plastic into vanillin, a new study reveals......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Here"s what scientists learn from studying dangerous pathogens in secure labs

There are about 1,400 known human pathogens—viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminths that can cause a person's injury or death. But in a world with a trillion individual species of microorganisms, where scientists have counted only one one-.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

"Miraculous" Mosquito Hack Cuts Dengue By 77%

Dengue fever cases have been cut by 77% in a "groundbreaking" trial that manipulates the mosquitoes that spread it, say scientists. The BBC reports: They used mosquitoes infected with "miraculous" bacteria that reduce the insect's ability to spread d.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

World"s biggest meat processor JBS pays $11 million to ransomware gang

The incident took place last week, shutting down abattoirs in the US, Canada, and Australia. The company, which supplies more than a fifth of all beef in the US, said making the massive Bitcoin payment was necessary to protect customers......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

How to Protect Species and Save the Planet—at Once

A major new report calls on humanity to tackle the biodiversity and climate crises simultaneously. Here's what that might look like......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Apple Doubles Down on Its Push for iPhone Privacy With Multiple New Features Aiming to Protect User Data

The company’s many updates and announcements of privacy-centric features might be the most important aspect of this year's WWDC At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, the second virtual developer’s conf.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

5 Cybersecurity Tips to Help Linux Users Protect Their Computers

Cybercrime is a  growing threat that has caused most internet users to rethink how they protect their data and information. Cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated with their methods and are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs.....»»

Category: topSource:  unixmenRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

MoviePass Settles With FTC Over Fraud and Data Security Failures

On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission charged the executives of the long-defunct MoviePass app over allegations that they fraudulently blocked customers from using the service as advertised while failing to protect their data privacy. The FTC also.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Trained viruses prove more effective at fighting antibiotic resistance

Research reveals that viruses known as bacteriophages that undergo special evolutionary training increase their capacity to subdue bacteria. The results provide hope in the ongoing battle against antibiotic resistance, a rising threat as deadly bacte.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Trained viruses prove more effective at fighting antibiotic resistance

The threat of antibiotic resistance rises as bacteria continue to evolve to foil even the most powerful modern drug treatments. By 2050, antibiotic resistant-bacteria threaten to claim more than 10 million lives as existing therapies prove ineffectiv.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

The best antivirus software for 2021

With cybercriminal activity on the rise, protect all your devices with the best antivirus software......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021