Study: Reusing chicken litter shows benefits

Study: Reusing chicken litter shows benefits

Chicken is the most consumed protein in the United States. According to the National Chicken Council, the U.S. produced more than 9.2 billion broiler chickens in 2019. US consumers spent more than 95 billion...
Study: How stimulus dollars are spent will affect emissions for decades

Study: How stimulus dollars are spent will affect emissions for decades

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have led to a record crash in emissions. But it will be emission levels during the recovery--in the months and years after the pandemic recedes--that matter most for...
Study: Snapshot of exploding oxygen

Study: Snapshot of exploding oxygen

"The smaller the particle, the bigger the hammer." This rule from particle physics, which looks inside the interior of atomic nuclei using gigantic accelerators, also applies to this research. In order to "X-ray" a...
Study: Living near oil and gas wells may increase preterm birth risk

Study: Living near oil and gas wells may increase preterm birth risk

Living in close proximity to oil and gas operations may increase the risk of preterm birth, according to new research on births in California's primary oil-producing region. The work could inform discussions about the...
Study: Lab makes 4D printing more practical

Study: Lab makes 4D printing more practical

Soft robots and biomedical implants that reconfigure themselves upon demand are closer to reality with a new way to print shapeshifting materials. Rafael Verduzco and graduate student Morgan Barnes of Rice's Brown School of Engineering...
Study: Mozart may reduce seizure frequency in people with epilepsy

Study: Mozart may reduce seizure frequency in people with epilepsy

The results of the research study, "The Rhyme and Rhythm of Music in Epilepsy," was recently published in the international journal Epilepsia Open. It looks at the effects of the Mozart melody, "Sonata for...
Researchers apply 'twistronics' to light propagation and make a breakthrough discovery

Researchers apply ‘twistronics’ to light propagation and make a breakthrough discovery

A research team led by scientists at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY (CUNY ASRC), in collaboration with National University of Singapore, University of Texas at Austin and Monash University,...
Researchers identify ancient origin for key hormone system

Researchers identify ancient origin for key hormone system

A key set of proteins that help regulate hormones necessary for many essential functions in humans and other vertebrates have ancient origins in much simpler creatures such as sea cucumbers, says a new study...
Scientists identify new genetic defect linked to ALS

Scientists identify new genetic defect linked to ALS

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have identified how certain gene mutations cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The pathway identified by the researchers may...
Study: A tiny arctic shrub reveals secrets of plant growth on Svalbard

Study: A tiny arctic shrub reveals secrets of plant growth on Svalbard

The polar willow (Salix polaris) may not seem like much when you look at it -- just a jumble of tiny green leaves in a dense mat that pokes out of the tundra. But beyond...

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