Recherchers seen as trustworthy experts when sharing their work in online videos

Recherchers seen as trustworthy experts when sharing their work in online videos

Any writer can tell you that the narrator of a story can make a significant difference. A new study finds that the same holds true for science videos, with viewers responding positively to researchers...
Jefferson Lab: Quarks and antiquarks at high momentum shake the foundations of visible matter

Jefferson Lab: Quarks and antiquarks at high momentum shake the foundations of visible matter

Two independent studies have illuminated unexpected substructures in the fundamental components of all matter. Preliminary results using a novel tagging method could explain the origin of the longstanding nuclear paradox known as the EMC...
Scientists identify new enzyme that infects plants - paving the way for potential disease prevention

Scientists identify new enzyme that infects plants – paving the way for potential disease...

Scientists have identified an unusual enzyme that plays a major role in the infection of plants - and have shown that disabling this enzyme effectively stops plant disease in its tracks. By discovering previously unexplored...
Study: A New Dataset Could Aid Climate Justice Research

Study: A New Dataset Could Aid Climate Justice Research

The impacts of climate change strike hardest in socially and economically vulnerable communities; knowing this, researchers have constructed a variety of indices to try to identify populations most at risk. These datasets often rely...
Study: Green light for European Space Agency mission to Venus

Study: Green light for European Space Agency mission to Venus

Researchers from the University of Oxford, Royal Holloway, University of London and Imperial College London will make key contributions to the mission, called EnVision, which has been selected as the fifth Medium Class mission...
Study: New form of silicon could enable next-gen electronic and energy devices

Study: New form of silicon could enable next-gen electronic and energy devices

A team led by Carnegie's Thomas Shiell and Timothy Strobel developed a new method for synthesizing a novel crystalline form of silicon with a hexagonal structure that could potentially be used to create next-generation...
Scientists investigate mining-related deforestation in the Amazon

Scientists investigate mining-related deforestation in the Amazon

If you're wearing gold jewelry right now, there's a good chance it came from an illegal mining operation in the tropics and surfaced only after some rainforest was sacrificed, according to a team of...
Study: Nanoscale sensors measure elusive water levels in leaves

Study: Nanoscale sensors measure elusive water levels in leaves

Water regulation in leaves is vital to a plant's health, affecting its growth and yield, disease susceptibility and drought resistance. A breakthrough technology developed by Cornell University researchers uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to...
Study: Can We Escape the Vortex of Polarization?

Study: Can We Escape the Vortex of Polarization?

For more than 25 years, Columbia University social psychologist Peter T. Coleman has studied what creates conflict—and what brings peace—around the world. In his new book, The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization,...
Study: Ozone-depleting chemicals may spend less time in the atmosphere than previously thought

Study: Ozone-depleting chemicals may spend less time in the atmosphere than previously thought

MIT scientists have found that ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, stay in the atmosphere for a shorter amount of time than previously estimated. Their study suggests that CFCs, which were globally phased out in 2010,...

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