Study: These tiny, self-assembling traps capture PFAS

Study: These tiny, self-assembling traps capture PFAS

University at Buffalo chemists have shown that self-assembling molecular traps can be used to capture PFAS -- dangerous pollutants that have contaminated drinking water supplies around the world. The traps are made from iron-based and...
New research finds cannibalism in predatory dinosaurs

New research finds cannibalism in predatory dinosaurs

New research finds cannibalism in predatory dinosaurs. Big theropod dinosaurs such as Allosaurus and Ceratosaurus ate pretty much everything--including each other, according to a new study, "High Frequencies of Theropod Bite Marks Provide Evidence for...
Study: ESPRESSO confirms the presence of an Earth around the nearest star

Study: ESPRESSO confirms the presence of an Earth around the nearest star

The existence of a planet the size of Earth around the closest star in the solar system, Proxima Centauri, has been confirmed by an international team of scientists including researchers from the University of...
Study: Exchange of arms between chromosomes using molecular scissors

Study: Exchange of arms between chromosomes using molecular scissors

The CRISPR/Cas molecular scissors work like a fine surgical instrument and can be used to modify genetic information in plants. The research teams of Professor Holger Puchta of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and...
Scientists create cloud atlas for hot, Jupiter-like exoplanets

Scientists create cloud atlas for hot, Jupiter-like exoplanets

Giant planets in our solar system and circling other stars have exotic clouds unlike anything on Earth, and the gas giants orbiting close to their stars -- so-called hot Jupiters -- boast the most...
Study: Fishing rod 'selfie stick' and scientific sleuthing turn up clues to extinct sea reptile

Study: Fishing rod ‘selfie stick’ and scientific sleuthing turn up clues to extinct sea...

A Russian paleontologist visiting the Natural History Museum in London desperately wanted a good look at the skeleton of an extinct aquatic reptile, but its glass case was too far up the wall. So...
uOttawa Scientists discover new sex hormone

uOttawa Scientists discover new sex hormone

When University of Ottawa biologists Kim Mitchell and Vance Trudeau began studying the effects of gene mutations in zebrafish, they uncovered new functions that regulate how males and females interact while mating. We sat...
Study: Sleep-wake disturbances can predict recurrent events in stroke survivors

Study: Sleep-wake disturbances can predict recurrent events in stroke survivors

Stroke survivors suffering from the burden of combined sleep-wake disturbances are more likely to have another stroke or serious cardio- or cerebrovascular event compared to those without sleep-wake disturbances, according to the results of...
Study: When predictions of theoretical chemists become reality

Study: When predictions of theoretical chemists become reality

For the renowned journal Nature Materials, this was the occasion to invite Thomas Heine to a News and Views article, which was published this week. Under the title "Making 2D Topological Polymers a reality"...
Researchers identify a temperature tipping point for tropical forests

Researchers identify a temperature tipping point for tropical forests

All living things have tipping points: points of no return, beyond which they cannot thrive. A new report in Science shows that maximum daily temperatures above 32.2 degrees Celsius (about 90 degrees Fahrenheit) cause...

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