Study: The curious genome of the tuatara, an ancient reptile in peril

Study: The curious genome of the tuatara, an ancient reptile in peril

A global team of researchers has partnered up with the Māori tribe Ngātiwai to sequence the genome of the tuatara, a rare reptile endemic to New Zealand. Their work, published in the scientific journal...
Study: Interpreting the human genome's instruction manual

Study: Interpreting the human genome’s instruction manual

A 17-year research project has generated a detailed atlas of the genome that reveals the location of hundreds of thousands of potential regulatory regions - a resource that will help all human biology research...
Study: Sharing a secret...the quantum way

Study: Sharing a secret…the quantum way

Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many parties. The team created an 11-dimensional quantum state and used...
Study: Dingoes have gotten bigger over the last 80 years

Study: Dingoes have gotten bigger over the last 80 years

Dingoes have gotten around 6-9 per cent bigger over the past 80 years, new research from UNSW and the University of Sydney shows - but the growth is only happening in areas where poison...
Researchers led by NTU Singapore identify new catalysts for more efficient water splitting

Researchers led by NTU Singapore identify new catalysts for more efficient water splitting

A team of scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered the parameters that determine the efficiency of a class of low-cost catalysts called spinel oxides - a discovery that breaks...
Study: A centerpiece of EBRAINS' human brain atlas is presented in 'Science'

Study: A centerpiece of EBRAINS’ human brain atlas is presented in ‘Science’

The atlas features close to 250 structurally distinct areas, each one based on the analysis of 10 brains. More than 24000 extremely thin brain sections were digitized, assembled in 3D and mapped by experts....
New method lets researchers peer deeper into ocean

New method lets researchers peer deeper into ocean

Researchers have advanced a new way to see into the ocean's depths, establishing an approach to detect algae and measure key properties using light. A paper published in Applied Optics reports using a laser-based...
Scientists synthesize nanoparticles tailored for special applications

Scientists synthesize nanoparticles tailored for special applications

Whether in innovative high-tech materials, more powerful computer chips, pharmaceuticals or in the field of renewable energies, nanoparticles - smallest portions of bulk material - form the basis for a whole range of new...
Study: ALMA finds possible sign of neutron star in supernova 1987A

Study: ALMA finds possible sign of neutron star in supernova 1987A

Two teams of astronomers have made a compelling case in the 33-year-old mystery surrounding Supernova 1987A. Based on observations of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and a theoretical follow-up study, the scientists provide...
Study: Eavesdropping on trout building their nests

Study: Eavesdropping on trout building their nests

Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) stir up the sediment of the river bed when building their spawning pits, thus influencing the composition of the river bed and the transport of sediment. Until now, this process...

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