The benefits of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines outweigh the risk of rare heart inflammation

A CDC group says the benefits of the Pfizer and Moderna shots outweigh the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis in adolescents and young adults.

How relocating musicians can reduce COVID-19 risk at concerts

Based on simulations of how air flows across a stage, the Utah Symphony rearranged where its musicians sit and boosted ventilation.

Chinese mountain cats swap DNA with domestic cats, but aren’t their ancestors

DNA suggests little-studied Chinese mountain cats have been rendezvousing with pet cats on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau since the 1950s.

Any aliens orbiting these 2,000 stars could spot Earth crossing the sun

Alien astronomers in those star systems could discover Earth the way we find exoplanets: by watching for a dip in starlight.

How COVID-19 created a perfect storm for a deadly fungal infection in India

Amid the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, numbers of rare but dangerous “black fungus” infections have skyrocketed in the country.

Cosmic filaments may be the biggest spinning objects in space

Filaments of dark matter and galaxies, which can stretch millions of light-years, might help astronomers figure out the origins of cosmic spin.

‘Fathom’ seeks to unravel humpback whales’ soulful songs

The film ‘Fathom’ on Apple TV+ follows the quest of researchers on the ocean’s surface to decipher the eerie symphony of humpback whale calls below.

Mathematician J. Ernest Wilkins Jr. was a Manhattan Project standout despite racism

Black scientist J. Ernest Wilkins Jr. made nuclear physics calculations that helped build an atomic bomb.

50 years ago, UFO sightings in the United States went bust

In 1971, reports of unidentified flying objects were on the decline. Fifty years later, sightings have spiked thanks in part to pandemic lockdowns.

New images clarify how glasswing butterflies make their wings transparent

Close-up views of glasswing butterflies reveal the secrets behind the insect’s see-through wings: sparse, spindly scales and a waxy coating.

A satellite’s view of a deadly 2019 eruption could improve volcano monitoring

Monitoring volcanoes from space could enhance scientists’ understanding of, and ability to predict, even small eruptions.

Controlling nerve cells with light opened new ways to study the brain

A method called optogenetics offers insights into memory, perception and addiction.

How one medical team is bringing COVID-19 vaccines to hard-to-reach Hispanic communities

Unidos Contra COVID’s Spanish-speaking volunteers go to where Philadelphia’s Hispanic people gather, giving shots and addressing concerns one-on-one.

Collapse may not always be inevitable for marine ice cliffs

Runaway collapse of ice cliffs could dramatically boost sea level. But these cliffs may not be so vulnerable, new simulations suggest.

Physicists used LIGO’s mirrors to approach a quantum limit

Using LIGO’s laser beams to reduce jiggling rather than detect gravitational waves, scientists have gotten closer to the realm of quantum mechanics.

A new book uses stories from tsunami survivors to decode deadly waves

In ‘Tsunami: The World’s Greatest Waves,’ two scientists chronical hundreds of eyewitness accounts to show the human cost of life at the water’s edge.

Dust and a cold spell on Betelgeuse could explain why the giant star dimmed

Scientists had two options to explain Betelgeuse’s weird behavior in late 2019. They chose both.

Moral judgments about an activity’s COVID-19 risk can lead people astray

People use values and beliefs as a shortcut to determine how risky an activity is during the pandemic. Those biases can lead people astray.

Many cosmetics contain hidden, potentially dangerous ‘forever chemicals’

Scientists found signs of long-lasting PFAS compounds in about half of tested makeup products, especially waterproof mascaras and lipsticks.

A widely studied lab plant has revealed a previously unknown organ

A cantilever-like plant part long evaded researchers’ notice in widely studied Arabidopsis thaliana, grown in hundreds of labs worldwide.

Exotic Superconductors: The Secret That Was Never There

How reproducible are measurements in solid-state physics? New measurements show: An allegedly sensational effect does not exist at all. A single measurement result is not a proof — this has been shown again and again in science. We can only really rely on a research result when it has been measur

The Hills Are Alive With the Flows of Physics

Landscapes around you may appear static, but research using lasers suggests even the most steady terrain is creeping along.

Shifting sands, creeping soils, and a new understanding of landscape evolution

A new study published in Nature Communications finds that piles of sand grains, even when undisturbed, are in constant motion. Using highly-sensitive optical interference data, researchers from the University ...

Physicists use electric fields to induce oscillations in tiny particles

A challenging frontier in science and engineering is controlling matter outside of thermodynamic equilibrium to build material systems with capabilities that rival those of living organisms. Research ...

Climate engineering research is essential to a just transition and

With climate engineering, it is a possible tool to reduce suffering, particularly in the developing world.

ATLAS experiment measures top quark polarization

Unique among its peers is the top quark—a fascinating particle that the scientific community has been studying in detail since the 90s. Its large mass makes it the only quark to decay before forming ...

Climate change tipping points are upon us, draft U.N. report warns: 'The worst is yet to come'

A draft report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that unless drastic and immediate action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global temperatures from rising further, life on earth is poised for a catastrophic reckoning.

East Antarctic summer cooling trends caused by tropical rainfall clusters

Our planet is warming due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, but the warming differs from region to region, and it can also vary seasonally. Over the last four decades, scientists have observed ...

Magneto-thermal imaging brings synchrotron capabilities to the lab

Coming soon to a lab tabletop near you: a method of magneto-thermal imaging that offers nanoscale and picosecond resolution previously available only in synchrotron facilities.

Quantum Computing Stumped Einstein 100 Years Ago. Today, It's Ready to Change the World.

Quantum physics stumped the greatest minds in the world for the past century. Now, quantum computing is poised to set the next epoch in motion.

"We Have No Idea of Why They Exist" --Weird Dark-Matter-Free Galaxies  | The Daily Galaxy

“The interesting thing is: we have no idea!” says Pieter van Dokkum, Sol Goldman Professor of Astronomy at Yale University, who wrote in an email to The Daily Galaxy about why ultra-diffuse galaxy DF2 contains no dark matter. “The existence of this galaxy shows that there is another pathway to creating galaxies than […]

Stephen Hawking's black hole theory proved right

New study analyzes gravitational waves to confirm the late Stephen Hawking's black hole area theorem.

Climate crisis: dangerous thresholds to hit sooner than feared, UN report says

Species extinction, more widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, and other climate impacts are accelerating

Space telescopes could provide next-level images of black hole event horizons

Back in 2019, the world was treated to the first-ever image of a black hole, which was originally captured in 2017. The feat was widely heralded as a leap forward for astrophysics, supporting Einstein's ...

The first observation of the superscattering effect of metamaterials

Entering an invisible doorway to catch a train at King's Cross station in London is a renowned fictional scene from the Harry Potter series. In recent decades, physicists have been trying to produce a ...

Less metal, more X-rays: New research unlocks key to high luminosity of black holes

A recent article published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, led by Dr. Kostas Kouroumpatzakis, of the Institute of Astrophysics at the Foundation for Research and Technology, ...

Professor Mocked for Claiming to Have Disproved Einstein

A professor who specializes in oil drilling and engineering claimed that he disproved Einstein, just to face mockery online.

First clear view of a boiling cauldron where stars are born

University of Maryland researchers created the first high-resolution image of an expanding bubble of hot plasma and ionized gas where stars are born. Previous low-resolution images did not clearly show ...

CERN’s LHCb breakthrough will reveal a lot about the universe’s origins

CERN has measured one of the smallest differences in mass between two particles ever, which will allow us to discover much more about our cosmic origins.

Nikola Tesla and Chinese cosmology

A hundred years after the quantum physics revolution, physicists continue to look for ways to integrate Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity with quantum theory. Einstein’s theory resists integratio…

Looming climate impacts: 10 takeaways from draft UN report

A draft report from the UN's climate science advisory panel is the most exhaustive scientific review ever compiled of how global warming impacts the planet, ecosystems and ourselves.

UN draft climate report: Impacts on people

A draft report from the UN's climate science advisory panel offers the most exhaustive look yet at how our warming planet will impact humankind's health, wealth and well-being.

Crushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared: draft UN report

Climate change will fundamentally reshape life on Earth in the coming decades, even if humans can tame planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, according to a landmark draft report from the UN's climate ...

CIBER-2 experiment successfully completes first flight

By sending a Black Brant IX rocket on a 15-minute flight to space and back, researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology, Caltech, Kwansei Gakuin University, and Korea Astronomy and Space Science ...

Sound-induced electric fields control the tiniest particles

Engineers at Duke University have devised a system for manipulating particles approaching the miniscule 2.5 nanometer diameter of DNA using sound-induced electric fields. Dubbed "acoustoelectronic nanotweezers," ...

Finding "Missing" Matter: New Light on Baryonic Matter and Gravity on Cosmic Scales

Scientists estimate that dark matter and dark energy together are some 95% of the gravitational material in the universe while the remaining 5% is baryonic matter, which is the “normal” matter composing stars, planets, and living beings. However, for decades almost one half of this matter has not be

How the brightest minds in science – from Einstein to Da Vinci – revealed the nature of light

The nature of light puzzled some of humanity’s greatest thinkers for 2,000 years, behaving like a wave in certain conditions and as a particle in others.

After Covid, the next big killer could be heatwaves: UN

Searing, unrelenting heat scorches large swathes of the Earth, killing millions who have no means to escape. Shade is useless, and shallow bodies of water are warmer than the blood coursing through

Plasmons dragged by drifting electrons

Phenomenon of Fizeau drag observed for quasiparticles.

Physics professor shares how to navigate 'messy middle' of revelation - The Daily Universe

BYU physics professor Traci Neilsen shared how to navigate the "messy middle" of revelation through an ocean analogy during the June 22 devotional. The "mud" of life can prevent people from receiving revelation and feeling the Spirit, just like mud in the ocean absorbs sound.

Cosmic filaments may be the biggest spinning objects in space | Science News

Filaments of dark matter and galaxies, which can stretch millions of light-years, might help astronomers figure out the origins of cosmic spin.

Cornell University astronomy course says black holes are connected to 'racial blackness'

A Cornell University astronomy course titled, "Black Holes: Race and the Cosmos," injects studies on racism in to the hard sciences, asking the question, "Is there a connection between the cosmos and the idea of racial blackness?"

Exotic superconductors: The secret that wasn't there

A single measurement result is not a proof—this has been shown again and again in science. We can only really rely on a research result when it has been measured several times, preferably by different ...

Straight Out of the Big Bang: New Type of Gravitational Wave Detector to Find Tennis Ball-Sized Black Holes

A new type of gravitational wave detector to find tennis ball-sized black holes straight out of the Big Bang. "Detecting primordial black holes opens up new perspectives to understand the origin of the Universe, because these still hypothetical black holes are supposed to have formed just a few t

Black Holes Are Connected To ‘Racial Blackness,’ Cornell U Course Says

An astronomy course at prestigious Cornell University, concerned about racism in the universe, not just Planet Earth, asked the deathless question: “Is there a connection between the cosmos and the idea of racial blackness?”

Reducing errors in X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is often used to determine the chemical composition of materials. It was developed in the 1960s and is accepted as a standard method in materials science. Researchers ...

Study sheds more light on the properties of open cluster IC 1434

Astronomers have performed a detailed photometric and kinematical study of an open cluster known as IC 1434. Results of the research provide essential information regarding the properties of this stellar ...

J. Ernest Wilkins Jr. was a Manhattan Project standout despite racism | Science News

Black scientist J. Ernest Wilkins Jr. made nuclear physics calculations that helped build an atomic bomb.

Space object with orbit stretching into the Oort cloud discovered

Astronomers Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein discovered a space object recently that has an orbit around the sun and also stretches into the Oort cloud—they have named it 2014 UN271. The researchers ...

What the Muon g-2 results mean for how we understand the universe

The news that muons have a little extra wiggle in their step sent word buzzing around the world this spring.

Researchers propose the use of quantum cascade lasers to achieve private free-space communications

Free-space optical communication, the communication between two devices at a distance using light to carry information, is a highly promising system for achieving high-speed communication. This system ...

How elements are made: Analyzing dust from exploding stars that rains down on Earth

It is all around us. Every day in our lives we are in contact with it. In fact, we are made from it: ancient stardust.

Physics explains why there is no information on social media | ZDNet

Physics dictates machines should minimize entropy, and humans are complying on TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms.

Is dark matter real, or have we misunderstood gravity?

For many years now, astronomers and physicists have been in a conflict. Is the mysterious dark matter that we observe deep in the Universe real, or is what we see the result of subtle deviations from ...

Classic magic trick may enable quantum computing

Quantum computing could solve problems that are difficult for traditional computer systems. It may seem like magic. One step toward achieving quantum computing even resembles a magician's trick: levitation. ...

Hawking was right: Black holes do not shrink over time, new study confirms

Gravitational waves detected from the merger of two black holes led to confirmation of one of Hawking's most talked about theorems.

Electrons ‘surf’ on Alfvén waves in plasma-chamber experiments – Physics World

Research explains how aurora-creating particles are accelerated

Researchers trace dust grain's journey through newborn solar system

A research team led by the University of Arizona has reconstructed in unprecedented detail the history of a dust grain that formed during the birth of the solar system more than 4.5 billion years ago. ...

‘Strawberry’ supermoon to adorn night sky Wednesday through Friday

The last in a series of so-called supermoons, it will appear a bit brighter and plumper.

Why the Strawberry Moon Is So Important In the Hudson Valley

This is the first full moon after the long awaited, summer solstice.

Birds Use Quantum Mechanics to See Magnetic Fields, New Research Suggests

A protein in birds' eyes is sensitive to magnetic fields, which may help explain how they navigate across the planet.

Hubble Trouble: NASA Can't Figure Out What's Causing Computer Issues On The Telescope

"It's just the inefficiency of trying to fix something which is orbiting 400 miles over your head instead of in your laboratory," said Paul Hertz, the director of astrophysics for NASA.

NASA's Mars helicopter has now flown successfully 8 times, beaming back photos that look like a sci-fi film

Ingenuity has watched its own shadow, spotted the Perseverance rover in the distance, and even landed safely after pitching wildly in mid-air.

Nelson says Artemis plans pending decision on GAO protest - SpaceNews

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told a House committee that NASA is awaiting a decision on GAO protests before releasing more details on Artemis plans.

Jezero Crater's "Delta Scarp" – A NASA Perseverance Rover Scientist's Favorite Martian Image

A Perseverance rover scientist’s favorite shot from the young Mars mission provides a new angle on an old and intriguing surface feature. Ask any space explorer, and they’ll have a favorite image or two from their mission. For Apollo 8’s Bill Anders, it was a picture looking back at the Earth fro

When ‘the Aliens Are Us’

Two astronomers tracked the star systems that, if they had life, could look toward us and discover our planet the same way we detect others.

Alien planets have had "front-row" view of Earth for ages, astronomers say

Aliens could have seen us the way we’ve tried seeing them.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope woes reveal an even bigger flaw

NASA is scrambling to get the Hubble Space Telescope back online after a computer glitch that could leave NASA without a good successor.

The Strawberry Moon: How, when to watch it

Stargazers around the world will be able to enjoy the glow of the Strawberry Moon on Thursday night.

Strawberry Moon: How To See The June Full Moon In Concord

The Strawberry Moon is the last supermoon of 2021. Here's how to see it this week in Concord.

How to see this week's 'strawberry moon,' the last supermoon of 2021

June's full moon, known as the strawberry moon, will rise Thursday, marking the last supermoon of the year. Here's how to see it in the night sky.

NASA expects a decision on a lunar lander protest by early August

"You can only get so many pounds of potatoes out of a five-pound sack."

NASA working to resolve computer glitch, return Hubble Space Telescope to service

Engineers are confident they can return the Hubble Space Telescope to service after it was sidelined by a computer problem.

NASA Still Trying to Revive Hubble Telescope After Memory Swap Fails - ExtremeTech

NASA reports it has made several attempts to switch to backup memory modules, but it hasn't worked. The team is now exploring the possibility that the issue is more severe, but we won't know the damage until the investigation is further along.

Robins may have 'compasses' in their EYES that allow them to navigate

The protein cryptochrome 4 found in the birds' retinas is sensitive to magnetic fields, A team of researchers led from the universities of Oldenburg (Germany) and Oxford (UK) found

Forget Rockets. This Insane Space Balloon Will Start Flying Passengers Into the Heavens in 2024

Space Perspective's slow trip into the firmament lasts six hours, compared to eleven minutes on other commercial space flights.

Forget Rockets. This Insane Space Balloon Will Start Flying Passengers Into the Heavens in 2024

Space Perspective plans to fly a space balloon and nine-person capsule, with toilet, WiFi and bar, on commercial space flights in 2024.

A new analysis of the surface of Venus hints the planet might be geologically active

Scientists have performed a new analysis of the surface of Venus that has revealed evidence of tectonic motion. That evidence comes in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each othe…

You can ride a trippy hydrogen balloon to outer space for $125K

A Florida-based firm aims to usher in a "new era in luxury travel experiences" with Spaceship Neptune, a massive balloon with a passenger capsule that can float atop Earth’s atmosphere.

New STEM Educator Guide Available to Inspire Artemis Generation

Four standards-aligned activities help students learn about the Moon and create a model of a human landing system for the lunar surface. Using science, engineering and geometry, students design, build and test model spacecraft.

Aliens could have spotted Earth cross the sun from more than 1,700 star systems

E.T. could also potentially have detected life on Earth, scientists say.

A berry, berry night: Strawberry Full Moon to shine over Orlando on Thursday

Orlando’s night sky will be illuminated by the light of the Strawberry Full Moon on Thursday night. Although some rough weather could make it hard to see, according to the National Weather Service.

Aliens in 1,700 star systems could have seen civilization emerge on Earth

At least 1,715 nearby star systems sat at a perfect angle to view Earth during the past 5,000 years, meaning aliens living in those systems, if they exist and have the right technology, could have watched our planet from afar as early human civilizations first emerged.

Venus surprisingly active beneath the surface, scientists say

The jury is still out on tiny aliens floating above our neighboring planet, but the planet itself might be a little jittery.

Krispy Kreme offers 1-day treat to enjoy during ‘Strawberry’ supermoon

You can see the final supermoon of 2021 while indulging in a limited-time treat from Krispy Kreme.

Clues to how birds migrate using Earth's magnetic field

Scientists think they may have pinpointed an elusive "living compass" behind birds' epic migrations.

Alien Planet-Hunters In Hundreds Of Nearby Star Systems Could Spot Earth

Potentially, observers in plenty of solar systems could have detected Earth sometime in the last 5,000 years. More stars will soon move into positions that would let them see our planet.

Alien Life in These Star-Systems Could Have Spotted Earth After Human Civilization Blossomed

Scientists at Cornell University and the American Museum of Natural History have identified 2,034 nearby star-systems — within the small cosmic distance of 326 light-years — that could find Earth merely by watching our pale blue dot cross our sun. That's 1,715 star-systems that could have spotted

Scientists identify 29 planets where aliens could observe Earth

Astronomers estimate 29 habitable planets are positioned to see Earth transit and intercept human broadcasts

Quantum birds: Shedding light on the mechanism of magnetic sensing in birds

Humans perceive the world around them with five senses—vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Many other animals are also able to sense the Earth's magnetic field. For some time, a collaboration of ...

How astronauts deal with the boring parts of being in space

Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin airs some dirty laundry about, well, dirty laundry.

Astronauts Set for Friday Spacewalk -- Here’s How to Watch | Digital Trends

American astronaut Shane Kimbrough and his French counterpart Thomas Pesquet will embark on a spacewalk on Friday. Here's how to watch the livestream.

Hubble Space Telescope's 1980s computer glitch may run deeper than NASA thought

NASA is tackling an ongoing problem with the payload computer on the venerable Space Telescope, which experienced an anomaly on June 13.

NASA's aging Hubble Space Telescope stuck in safe mode as glitch fixes falter

New tests suggest the problem might not be what NASA originally thought it was.

Strawberry moon 2021: how to take a good photograph of the full supermoon on your phone or camera with the right settings

Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of shooting June’s super moon

Nearly 300 people from Greece have applied to become astronauts - Greek City Times

A total of 280 Greeks applied for astronaut positions advertised by the European Space Agency (ESA), among 25,589 applications submitted by all member states.

Space balloon company opens up reservations for 1st flights from Florida

Space Perspective, the space tourism company that plans to launch a space balloon from the Space Coast is ready to take your money.

EU and ESA proclaim “fresh start” in space cooperation - SpaceNews

ESA and European Union said the signing of a long-delayed partnership agreement heralded the start of a new and more cooperative relationship.

Is that a supermoon in the sky? No, it’s a…doughnut? Krispy Kreme’s out of this world special edition doughnut

(WGHP) — Krispy Kreme is commemorating the final supermoon of 2021 with a special edition doughnut! The ‘Strawberry Supermoon Doughnut’ is dipped in strawberry icing and topped wi…

NASA is Finally Sending a Lunar Lander to the Moon's far Side - Universe Today

The far side of the moon has been getting more popular than a Pink Floyd album lately.  A variety of missions are planned to visit the previously overlooked side opposite Earth.  Recently NASA announced a few more, including two landers which will measure properties of the Moon’s interior.   One mission, known as the Lunar Interior … Continue reading "NASA is Finally Sending a Lunar Lander to the Moon’s far Side"

See the Hubble Space Telescope's iconic Pillars of Creation in Lego form

Hubble's iconic image known as the Pillars of Creation has been released as a Lego set.

Toward Safer Breast Implants: How Implant Surfaces Affect Immune Response

Six-year effort includes researchers from Rice, MD Anderson, Baylor College of Medicine. Rice University bioengineers collaborated on a six-year study that systematically analyzed how the... The post Toward Safer Breast Implants: How Implant Surfaces Affect Immune Response appeared first on SciTechDaily.

COVID-19 Pandemic Drives “Massive” Decrease in US Life Expectancy – Largest Decrease Since World War II

COVID-19 has widened the life expectancy gap across racial groups and between the US and peer countries. U.S. life expectancy decreased by 1.87 years between... The post COVID-19 Pandemic Drives “Massive” Decrease in US Life Expectancy – Largest Decrease Since World War II appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Surgical Face Masks Provide Good Protection Against Aerosols – Plastic Face Shields Provide No Protection

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held online this year (9-12 July), shows that wearing a... The post Surgical Face Masks Provide Good Protection Against Aerosols – Plastic Face Shields Provide No Protection appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Researchers Identify People That Are Missing a Critical Cell Process – Unique Insight Into Human Physiology

Patients with a unique cellular disorder are helping researchers understand a series of health complications better. For the first time, researchers led by Newcastle University,... The post Researchers Identify People That Are Missing a Critical Cell Process – Unique Insight Into Human Physiology appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Jezero Crater’s “Delta Scarp” – A NASA Perseverance Rover Scientist’s Favorite Martian Image

A Perseverance rover scientist’s favorite shot from the young Mars mission provides a new angle on an old and intriguing surface feature. Ask any space... The post Jezero Crater’s “Delta Scarp” – A NASA Perseverance Rover Scientist’s Favorite Martian Image appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Harvesting Fresh Drinking Water From the Atmosphere Around the Clock

Fresh water is scarce in many parts of the world and must be obtained at great expense. Communities near the ocean can desalinate seawater for... The post Harvesting Fresh Drinking Water From the Atmosphere Around the Clock appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Prostate Cancer Linked to Obesity – The Actual Distribution of Body Fat Appears to Be a Significant Factor

An INRS team is investigating the relationship between body mass and the risk of developing cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer... The post Prostate Cancer Linked to Obesity – The Actual Distribution of Body Fat Appears to Be a Significant Factor appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Alien Life in These Star-Systems Could Have Spotted Earth After Human Civilization Blossomed

Scientists at Cornell University and the American Museum of Natural History have identified 2,034 nearby star-systems — within the small cosmic distance of 326 light-years... The post Alien Life in These Star-Systems Could Have Spotted Earth After Human Civilization Blossomed appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Psychosocial Safety Climate: Toxic Workplaces Increase Risk of Depression by 300%

A year-long Australian population study has found that full time workers employed by organizations that fail to prioritize their employees’ mental health have a threefold... The post Psychosocial Safety Climate: Toxic Workplaces Increase Risk of Depression by 300% appeared first on SciTechDaily.

SOFIA Captures First Clear View of a Boiling Cosmic Cauldron Where Stars Are Born

UMD-led team used NASA’s SOFIA telescope to capture high-resolution details of a star nursery in the Milky Way. University of Maryland researchers created the first... The post SOFIA Captures First Clear View of a Boiling Cosmic Cauldron Where Stars Are Born appeared first on SciTechDaily.

New Research Reveals COVID-19 Leads to Cognitive and Behavioral Problems

COVID-19 patients suffer from cognitive and behavioral problems two months after being discharged from hospital, a new study presented at the 7th Congress of the... The post New Research Reveals COVID-19 Leads to Cognitive and Behavioral Problems appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Mind the Gap: Direct Link Uncovered Between Protoplanetary Disk Structures and Giant Exoplanets

New survey reveals that the presence of gaps in planet-forming disks is more common to higher mass stars and to the development of large, gaseous... The post Mind the Gap: Direct Link Uncovered Between Protoplanetary Disk Structures and Giant Exoplanets appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Researchers Discover a Surprising Chemical Pathway That May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

An unexpected discovery: Inflammatory proteins may slow cognitive decline in aging adults. Research has previously linked inflammation to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), yet scientists from Massachusetts... The post Researchers Discover a Surprising Chemical Pathway That May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease appeared first on SciTechDaily.

NASA Struggles to Restore Aging Payload Computer on Hubble Space Telescope – May Resort to Backup System

NASA continues to work to resolve a problem with the Hubble Space Telescope payload computer that halted on June 13. After performing tests on several... The post NASA Struggles to Restore Aging Payload Computer on Hubble Space Telescope – May Resort to Backup System appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Don’t Miss the Strawberry Moon – The Last Supermoon of 2021

The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry, Mead, Honey, Rose, Flower, Hot, Hoe, or Planting Moon, Vat Purnima, Poson Poya, the LRO Moon, and a... The post Don’t Miss the Strawberry Moon – The Last Supermoon of 2021 appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Coping With Extremes: How the One-Humped Arabian Camel Survives Without Drinking

Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shed new light on how the kidneys of the one-humped Arabian camel play an important... The post Coping With Extremes: How the One-Humped Arabian Camel Survives Without Drinking appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Rising Greenhouse Gases Pose Climate Change Threat to Arctic Ozone Layer

New study shows climate change is increasing ozone depletion over the Arctic. There is a race going on high in the atmosphere above the Arctic,... The post Rising Greenhouse Gases Pose Climate Change Threat to Arctic Ozone Layer appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Low-Cost Technology Developed for Finding New COVID Variants

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a technology for cost-effective surveillance of the global spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants. (SARS-CoV-2 is the virus... The post Low-Cost Technology Developed for Finding New COVID Variants appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Eating Starchy Snacks Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Research Highlights: Eating fruits with lunch, vegetables at dinner, and a dairy snack in the evening was associated with a reduced risk of death by... The post Eating Starchy Snacks Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk appeared first on SciTechDaily.

A Fair Society Evolves From “Veil of Ignorance” – Mongooses Solve Inequality Problem

A fair society has evolved in banded mongooses because parents don’t know which pups are their own, new research shows. Mothers in banded mongoose groups... The post A Fair Society Evolves From “Veil of Ignorance” – Mongooses Solve Inequality Problem appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Minimal, High-Quality Evidence Dietary Supplements Lead to Weight Loss

Although Americans spend billions on them, published research shows a lack of strong evidence that dietary supplements and alternative therapies help adults lose weight, according... The post Minimal, High-Quality Evidence Dietary Supplements Lead to Weight Loss appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Underwater Archaeology Team Finds 9,000-Year-Old Stone Tool Artifacts

Underwater archaeology team finds ancient obsidian flakes 2,000 miles from quarry. An underwater archaeologist from The University of Texas at Arlington is part of a... The post Underwater Archaeology Team Finds 9,000-Year-Old Stone Tool Artifacts appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Finding “Missing” Matter: New Light on Baryonic Matter and Gravity on Cosmic Scales

Scientists estimate that dark matter and dark energy together are some 95% of the gravitational material in the universe while the remaining 5% is baryonic... The post Finding “Missing” Matter: New Light on Baryonic Matter and Gravity on Cosmic Scales appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Genome-Wide Association Studies Accurately Flag More Deadly COVID-19 Variants

Compares mutations to mortality in order to identify variants that should be monitored and contained. Using genome-wide association studies (GWAS) methodology to analyze whole-genome sequencing... The post Genome-Wide Association Studies Accurately Flag More Deadly COVID-19 Variants appeared first on SciTechDaily.

It could be a milestone on the path to detecting life on other planets: Scientists detect a key molecular property of all living organisms from a helicopter flying several kilometers above ground. The measurement technology could also open up opportunities for remote sensing of the Earth.

In a bid to find or refine laboratory research models for cancer that better compare with what happens in living people, scientists report they have developed a new computer-based technique showing that human cancer cells grown in culture dishes are the least genetically similar to their human sources.

Researchers studying prions -- misfolded proteins that cause lethal incurable diseases -- have identified the surface features of human prions responsible for their replication in the brain.

In the last few decades, physicists have found ways to super-cool objects so that their atoms are at a near standstill, wrestling small objects such as clouds of millions of atoms, or nanogram-scale objects, into such pure quantum states. Now scientists have cooled a large, human-scale object to close to its motional ground state. The object isn't tangible in the sense of being situated at one location, but is the…

Using neural networks, researchers have developed a new method to search the human genome for beneficial mutations from Neanderthals and other archaic humans. These humans are known to have interbred with modern humans, but the overall fate of the genetic material inherited from them is still largely unknown. Among others, the researchers found previously unreported mutations involved in core pathways in metabolism, blood-related diseases and immunity.

Philosophers, artists and scientists -- and probably all the rest of us -- have long obsessed over the key to human immortality. We all, no matter our income, culture or religion are bound to die. Even if we escape mortal diseases or accidents, we all face a deadly biological deterioration. While the debate of human longevity has divided the scientific community for centuries, a new study finds fresh evidence for…

In a discovery that challenges long-held dogma in biology, researchers show that mammalian cells can convert RNA sequences back into DNA, a feat more common in viruses than eukaryotic cells.

Researchers have identified the brain regions involved in choosing whether to find out if a bad event is about to happen.

A new study predicts massive range declines of Africa's great apes -- gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos -- due to the impacts of climate change, land-use changes and human population growth.

Why do some babies react to perceived danger more than others? According to new research, part of the answer may be found in a surprising place: an infant's digestive system.

The biggest shark attack in history did not involve humans. A new study by earth scientists has turned up a massive die-off of sharks roughly 19 million years ago. It came at a period in history when there were more than 10 times more sharks patrolling the world's oceans than there are today.

Scientists have experimentally measured the bite force of adult T. rexes but not of younger tyrannosaurs. Fossils with juvenile bite marks have now allowed experts to experimentally test how hard juveniles could chomp. Though their bite force is one-sixth that of an adult, it is still stronger than that of living hyenas. The measurement is higher than previous estimates, suggesting a different ecological niche for these youngsters.

New research finds that elephants dilate their nostrils in order to create more space in their trunks, allowing them to store up to nine liters of water. They can also suck up three liters per second -- a speed 50 times faster than a human sneeze. The findings could inspire different ways to building robots that manipulate air to move or hold things.

Scientists are understanding more about natural killer (NK) cells, which are your allies when it comes to fighting infections and cancer.

A team has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.

A genetic study of 840,000 people found that shifting sleep time earlier by just an hour decreases risk of major depression by 23 percent.

Scientists investigated how the immune system's previous exposure to cold-causing coronaviruses impact immune response to COVID-19. In doing so, they discovered one cross-reactive coronavirus antibody that's triggered during a COVID-19 infection.

Biologists have created a new classification system for cell nuclei -- and shown how they can be transmuted from one type into another.

Electric fish pause before sharing something particularly meaningful. Pauses also prime the sensory systems to receive new and important information. The study reveals an underlying mechanism for how pauses allow neurons in the midbrain to recover from stimulation.

Tiny charged electrons and protons which can damage satellites and alter the ozone have revealed some of their mysteries to scientists.

What information is retained in a memory over time, and which parts get lost? These questions have led to many scientific theories over the years, and now researchers have been able to provide some answers.

In work that could one day help athletes as well as aging adults regenerate tissue more effectively, scientists increased the regeneration of muscle cells in mice by activating the precursors of muscle cells.

A new map of dark matter in the local universe reveals several previously undiscovered filamentary structures connecting galaxies. The map, developed using machine learning, could enable studies about the nature of dark matter as well as about the history and future of our local universe.

A growing body of research has explored the ability of solar geoengineering to reduce physical climate changes. But much less is known about how solar geoengineering could affect the ecosystem and, particularly, agriculture. Now, research finds that solar geoengineering may be surprisingly effective in alleviating some of the worst impacts of global warming on crops.

The development of dementia late in life is associated with abnormal blood levels of dozens of proteins up to five years earlier, according to a new study. Most of these proteins were not known to be linked to dementia before, suggesting new targets for prevention therapies.

New research provides the best evidence to date into the timing of how our early Milky Way came together, including the merger with a key satellite galaxy. Using relatively new methods in astronomy, the researchers were able to identify the most precise ages currently possible for a sample of about a hundred red giant stars in the galaxy.

One of the enduring mysteries of the COVID-19 pandemic is why most children tend to experience fewer symptoms than adults after infection with the coronavirus. The immune system response that occurs in the rare cases in which children experience life-threatening reactions after infection may offer an important insight, a new study suggests.

Inspired by nature, researchers have created a novel material capable of capturing light energy. This material provides a highly efficient artificial light-harvesting system with potential applications in photovoltaics and bioimaging.

A new study shows how engineered immune cells used in new cancer therapies can overcome physical barriers to allow a patient's own immune system to fight tumors. The research could improve cancer therapies in the future for millions of people worldwide.

Psychology researchers found that playing games in virtual reality creates an effect called 'time compression,' where time goes by faster than you think. The research team compared time perception during gameplay using conventional monitors and virtual reality to determine that this effect is uniquely linked to the virtual reality format.

Rodents and pigs share with certain aquatic organisms the ability to use their intestines for respiration, a new study finds. The researchers demonstrated that the delivery of oxygen gas or oxygenated liquid through the rectum provided vital rescue to two mammalian models of respiratory failure.

Climate change is exacerbating problems like habitat loss and temperatures swings that have already pushed many animal species to the brink. But can scientists predict which animals will be able to adapt and survive? Using genome sequencing, researchers show that some fish, like the threespine stickleback, can adapt very rapidly to extreme seasonal changes. Their findings could help scientists forecast the evolutionary future of these populations.

The Antarctic ice sheet was even more unstable in the past than previously thought, and at times possibly came close to collapse, new research suggests. The findings raise concerns that, in a warmer climate, exposing the land underneath the ice sheet as it retreats will increase rainfall on Antarctica, and this could trigger processes that accelerate further ice loss.

The property that makes fluorescent lights buzz could power a new generation of more efficient computing devices that store data with magnetic fields, rather than electricity.

The cerebellum -- a part of the brain once recognized mainly for its role in coordinating movement -- underwent evolutionary changes that may have contributed to human culture, language and tool use, according to a new study.

Sea turtles are known for relying on magnetic signatures to find their way across thousands of miles to the very beaches where they hatched. Now, researchers have some of the first solid evidence that sharks also rely on magnetic fields for their long-distance forays across the sea.

A new study provides the earliest evidence to date of ancient humans significantly altering entire ecosystems with flames. The study combines archaeological evidence -- dense clusters of stone artifacts dating as far back as 92,000 years ago -- with paleoenvironmental data on the northern shores of Lake Malawi in eastern Africa to document that early humans were ecosystem engineers.

Unlike humans, who map the world in units of distance, bats map the world in units of time. What this means is that the bat perceives an insect as being at a distance of nine milliseconds, and not one and a half meters, as was previously thought.

Scientists have found that lightning bolts and, surprisingly, subvisible discharges that cannot be seen by cameras or the naked eye produce extreme amounts of the hydroxyl radical and hydroperoxyl radical. The hydroxyl radical is important in the atmosphere because it initiates chemical reactions and breaks down molecules like the greenhouse gas methane.

A new study documents the newly named Bering Transitory Archipelago and then points to how, when and where the first Americans may have crossed. The authors' stepping-stones hypothesis depends on scores of islands that emerged during the last ice age as sea level fell when ocean waters were locked in glaciers and later rose when ice sheets melted.

Scientists have shown that almost all the world's glaciers are becoming thinner and losing mass -- and that these changes are picking up pace. The team's analysis is the most comprehensive and accurate of its kind to date.

A large study reveals the way relative brain size of mammals changed over the last 150 million years.

A new study led by a planetary scientist uses a computer model of Mars to put forth a promising explanation onto how Mars once contained rivers and lakes: Mars could have had a thin layer of icy, high-altitude clouds that caused a greenhouse effect.

Researchers examined 14,000 genetic differences between modern humans and our most recent ancestors at a new level of detail. They found that differences in gene activation -- not just genetic code -- could underlie evolution of the brain and vocal tract.

Researchers utilized genomic tools to investigate potential health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation, a known carcinogen, as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl accident. One study found no evidence that genetic changes associated with radiation exposure are passed to children, while the second study documented the genetic changes in the tumors of people who developed thyroid cancer after being exposed as children or fetuses to the radiation released by…

New research suggests that rocks in the Martian crust could produce the same kind of chemical energy that supports microbial life deep beneath Earth's surface.

Researchers have designed an experimental drug that reversed key symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The drug works by reinvigorating a cellular cleaning mechanism that gets rid of unwanted proteins by digesting and recycling them.

Researchers showed that COVID-19 survivors -- including those not sick enough to be hospitalized -- have an increased risk of death in the six months following diagnosis with the virus. They also have catalogued the numerous diseases associated with COVID-19, providing a big-picture overview of the long-term complications of COVID-19 and revealing the massive burden this disease is likely to place on the world's population in the coming years.

The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter theories.

It's a common sight: pelicans gliding along the waves, right by the shore. These birds make this kind of surfing look effortless, but actually the physics involved that give them a big boost are not simple. Researchers have recently developed a theoretical model that describes how the ocean, the wind and the birds in flight interact.

Using data from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope, astronomers analyzed the movement of carbon atoms in an expanding bubble of gas surrounding the star cluster Westerlund 2. The researchers found that a single bubble surrounds Westerlund 2 and disproved earlier studies suggesting there may be two bubbles surrounding the star cluster. Discovered

Contrary to dogma that defensive venoms are simple in composition, mottled cup moth caterpillars (Doratifera vulnerans) produce a very complex venom containing 151 toxins spanning 59 families, most of which are peptides. Doratifera vulnerans is a common culprit of caterpillar envenomations in Australia. The binomial name of this species etymologically means ‘bearer of painful gifts.’

The banks of the artificial water reservoirs in Tikal, a major city of the ancient Maya world in what is now northern Guatemala, were primarily fringed with trees and wild vegetation, according to an analysis of ancient environmental DNA. “Almost all of Tikal’s city center was paved. That would get pretty hot during the dry

Paleontologists have performed a complete re-analysis of Oxyuropoda ligioides, a land-based peracarid crustacean first reported in 1908 from the Late Devonian floodplains of Ireland and left with unresolved systematic affinities despite a century of attempts at identification. “Woodlice and their relatives form a group of crustaceans named peracarids that are as species-rich as the more

Buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) are able to use differences in floral humidity to distinguish between rewarding and non-rewarding flowers, according to new research led by biologists from the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter. Floral humidity, a region of elevated humidity in the headspace of the flower, occurs in many plant species and

In a paper published this month in the journal Fungal Biology, a duo of paleontologists from the United States and France described a new genus and species of ancient parasitic fungus found in a piece of 50-million-year-old amber from Europe’s Baltic region. The newly-described species, named Allocordyceps baltica, is the oldest known fossil fungus of

About 66 million years ago, a 10-km- (6.2-mile) wide asteroid crashed into Earth near the site of the small town of Chicxulub in what is now Mexico. While this impact is firmly linked to the end-Cretaceous extinction of non-avian dinosaurs and 75% of life on the planet, the temporal relationship of the lesser-known Boltysh impact

Using data collected by the synthetic aperture radar on NASA’s Magellan spacecraft, a team of planetary researchers has identified a pattern of tectonic deformation on Venus that suggests that many of the planet’s lowlands have fragmented into discrete crustal blocks, and that these blocks have moved relative to each other in the geologically recent past. Despite

In a study involving almost 500,000 adults from the United Kingdom, a team of scientists from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research found that drinking coffee that is caffeinated (ground or instant) or decaffeinate was associated with a reduced risk of developing and dying from chronic liver disease

The end-Permian mass extinction — the most severe extinction event in the past 540 million years — was caused by massive volcanic eruptions in what is now Siberia, according to new research. “The end-Permian mass extinction, which occurred about 252 million years ago, was the most severe biotic crisis in the Phanerozoic Eon, eliminating more

The 110-million-year-old footprints discovered in Kent, southern England, were left by three types of dinosaurs, including theropod, ornithopod, and ankylosaur dinosaurs. The 110-million-year-old (Early Cretaceous epoch) dinosaur footprints were discovered in the cliffs and on the foreshore in Folkestone, where stormy conditions affect the cliff and coastal waters, and are constantly revealing new fossils. “This

Astrophysical observations show that supermassive black holes exist when the Universe is just 800 million years old after the Big Bang (just 6% of its current age). The origin of these compact objects is still a mystery; in particular, it is extremely puzzling how they could become so massive in such a cosmologically short time

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind has demonstrated a vocal synthesizer for birdsong, realized by mapping brain activity recorded from electrode arrays implanted into bird brain tissue. The team was able to reproduce the complex vocalizations

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured an amazing new photo of the interacting galaxy system IC 1623. IC 1623 is located some 274 million light-years away in the constellation of Cetus. Also known as Arp 236, ESO 541-23 and IRAS 01053-1746, the galaxy pair was discovered on November 19, 1897 by the

In a new study published in the journal Geoscience Frontiers, a team of U.S. researchers analyzed the ages of 89 well-dated geological events of the last 260 million years — such as marine and non-marine extinctions, major ocean-anoxic events, sea-level fluctuations — from the recent geologic literature. “Many geologists believe that geological events are random

A new species of the giant rhinoceros genus Paraceratherium has been identified from the fossilized remains found in Gansu Province, northwestern China. The newly-identified rhino species lived during the Oligocene epoch, around 26.5 million years ago. Named Paraceratherium linxiaense, it belongs to Paraceratherium, a small genus of extinct hornless rhinos. “The giant rhino has been

African coelacanths (Latimeria chalumnae) reach maturity around the age of 55 and gestate their offspring for 5 years, according to a study published in the journal Current Biology. Coelacanths are large lobe-finned fish (sarcopterygians) that were thought to be extinct for 65 million years, until a first living specimen was caught fortuitously in South Africa

In a new study, astronomers used data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to calculate a more accurate distance to an ultra-diffuse galaxy called NGC 1052-DF2 (DF2 for short). The new measurement solidifies previous claims that DF2 lacks dark matter, the invisible glue that makes up the bulk of the Universe’s contents. DF2 lies in

The sweat bee Megalopta genalis, a Neotropical nocturnal bee species that navigates under the forest canopy at light intensities 10 times dimmer than starlight, is able to learn dorsal landmarks to find its nest during homing, the first flying insect known with this capacity. Megalopta genalis is a species in the family Halictidae (commonly referred

Betelgeuse, which is located roughly 724 light-years away in the constellation of Orion, is the second-closest red supergiant to Earth. From November 2019 to March 2020, this star experienced a historic dimming of its visible brightness. Usually having an apparent magnitude between 0.1 and 1, its visual brightness decreased to 1.6 magnitudes around 7-13 February

Blood-brain barrier typically protects the brain, but is also quite a bit of a challenge for scientists trying

Humans are social animals. We spend time together and bond over all kinds of things. However, friendships are

COVID-19 has been with us since the end of 2019. And it is not going anywhere, regardless of

We can’t detect them yet, but radio signals from distant solar systems could provide valuable information about the

Comments are sought on the publication, which is part of NIST’s effort to develop trustworthy AI. In an

Smart windows that control the amount of heat that enters or leaves a building can reduce the need

Researchers have created a plant-based, sustainable, scalable material that could replace single-use plastics in many consumer products. The

One of the largest X-ray surveys using the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton space observatory has mapped nearly 12,000

The experimental drug TEMPOL may be a promising oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19, according to a new study

The sentient Magic Carpet from Aladdin might have a new competitor. While it can’t fly or speak, a new tactile

Implant surface topography can influence the development of scarring, inflammation, and other complications, researchers find. Every year, about

Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered a method which will allow for faster communication systems and

Combination therapies appear to prevent emergence of drug resistance. COVID-19 therapies made from antibodies often are given to

Researchers discover how to mitigate risk of arrhythmia after transplanting heart muscle cells in lab models. Regenerative medicine researchers

The search for life outside of Earth has taken many forms. Mars, our neighbouring world, looks like it

Rice University engineers have created microscopic seeds for growing remarkably uniform 2D perovskite crystals that are both stable

Technique puts ‘a hand on the pulse’ of real-time response to public policies. At the outset of the

The technique is being developed to detect venusquakes. A new study details how, in 2019, it made the