Study: Bizarre new species discovered... on Twitter

Study: Bizarre new species discovered… on Twitter

While many of us use social media to be tickled silly by cat videos or wowed by delectable cakes, others use them to discover new species. Included in the latter group are researchers from...
Study: Exploring climate change impacts through popular proverbs

Study: Exploring climate change impacts through popular proverbs

The proverbs related to environmental issues traditionally used by the local population in rural areas of Spain are currently considered imprecise and unreliable due to climate change impacts. This is the result of a...
Study: Seeing the universe through new lenses

Study: Seeing the universe through new lenses

Like crystal balls for the universe's deeper mysteries, galaxies and other massive space objects can serve as lenses to more distant objects and phenomena along the same path, bending light in revelatory ways. Gravitational lensing...
Scientists reveal largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth

Scientists reveal largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth

In a recently published study, researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology revealed the largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth. A team of volcanologists...
Study: DNA sheds light on frogmouth’s flight to Australia

Study: DNA sheds light on frogmouth’s flight to Australia

A Griffith University-led collaboration has used DNA analysis to resolve the evolutionary origins of the distinctive Australian frogmouth species of bird. The Tawny Frogmouth is one of 13 frogmouth species that occur across Australia, New...
Scientists reveal the evolutionary origins of the plant that sends cats into a frenzy

Scientists reveal the evolutionary origins of the plant that sends cats into a frenzy

Scientists have discovered how catmint gained its ability to send felines into a state of frenzy. By unpicking its genetic makeup, researchers have discovered how catmint evolved to make nepetalactone, the molecule responsible for its...
Scientists uncover new anti-phage defense mechanisms

Scientists uncover new anti-phage defense mechanisms

Scientists from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, have discovered a new anti-phage defense mechanism found in some bacteria, which use previously unknown features to protect their DNA....
Study: New evidence shows giant meteorite impacts formed parts of the moon's crust

Study: New evidence shows giant meteorite impacts formed parts of the moon’s crust

New research published today in the journal Nature Astronomy reveals a type of destructive event most often associated with disaster movies and dinosaur extinction may have also contributed to the formation of the Moon's...
Study: Bumble Bee Disease, Reproduction Shaped by Flowering Strip Plants

Study: Bumble Bee Disease, Reproduction Shaped by Flowering Strip Plants

Flowering strips – pollinator-friendly rows of plants that increase foraging habitat for bees – can help offset pollinator decline but may also bring risks of higher pathogen infection rates for pollinators foraging in those...
Research Suggests a Polymer Composite Could Serve as Lighter

Research Suggests a Polymer Composite Could Serve as Lighter

A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University suggests that a material consisting of a polymer compound embedded with bismuth trioxide particles holds tremendous potential for replacing conventional radiation shielding materials, such...

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