Scientists create framework for evaluating environmental stopgap measures

Scientists create framework for evaluating environmental stopgap measures

Ending global environmental crises such as climate change and slowing the growing number of extinctions of plant and animal species will require radical solutions that could take centuries to implement. Meanwhile, the crises are...
Study sheds new light on intelligent life existing across the galaxy

Study sheds new light on intelligent life existing across the galaxy

One of the biggest and longest-standing questions in the history of human thought is whether there are other intelligent life forms within our Universe. Obtaining good estimates of the number of possible extraterrestrial civilizations...
Study: How nutrient-starved cells recycle internal components

Study: How nutrient-starved cells recycle internal components

The idea of the cell as a city is a common introduction to biology, conjuring depictions of the cell's organelles as power plants, factories, roads, libraries, warehouses and more. Like a city, these structures...
Study: How bacteria fertilize soya

Study: How bacteria fertilize soya

Plants need nitrogen in the form of ammonium if they are to grow. In the case of a great many cultivated plants, farmers are obliged to spread this ammonium on their fields as fertiliser....
Study: East Antarctic melting hotspot identified

Study: East Antarctic melting hotspot identified

Ice is melting at a surprisingly fast rate underneath Shirase Glacier Tongue in East Antarctica due to the continuing influx of warm seawater into the Lützow-Holm Bay. Hokkaido University scientists have identified an atypical hotspot...
Study: Nanosponges could intercept coronavirus infection

Study: Nanosponges could intercept coronavirus infection

Nanoparticles cloaked in human lung cell membranes and human immune cell membranes can attract and neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell culture, causing the virus to lose its ability to hijack host cells and...
Study: TRESK regulates brain to track time using sunlight as its cue

Study: TRESK regulates brain to track time using sunlight as its cue

Research from the University of Kent has found that TRESK, a calcium regulated two-pore potassium channel, regulates the brain's central circadian clock to differentiate behaviour between day and night. It was previously understood that the...
Study: Global pollution estimates reveal surprises, opportunity

Study: Global pollution estimates reveal surprises, opportunity

It is not unusual to come across headlines about pollution or global warming and find that they reach different conclusions depending upon the data source. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis used a harmonized...
Study: Failures of Germany's largest cliff coast sensed by seismometers

Study: Failures of Germany’s largest cliff coast sensed by seismometers

The ten km long, bright white coast of Germany's largest island, Rügen, is shaped by episodically occurring failures. These failures were typically assumed to happen due to strong rain storms. In a study carried...
Study: Antarctic Science Hub Takes Shape Amid Complex Construction Season

Study: Antarctic Science Hub Takes Shape Amid Complex Construction Season

A specialist construction team is making the 11,000km journey home to the UK after successfully completing the groundworks for a new state-of-the-art polar research building at British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station, Antarctica. Foundations...

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