Tuesday, February 25, 2020

‘Make two out of one’ — division of artificial cells: Scientists uncover a novel...

The success of life on earth is based on the amazing ability of living cells to divide themselves into two daughter cells. During such...

Researchers ID protein function in parasites that cause sometimes fatal diseases

In the quest to develop more effective treatments for parasitic diseases like African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis, scientists look for weaknesses in...

Boost soybean yields by adapting photosynthesis to fleeting shadows, according to model

Komorebi is a Japanese word that describes how light filters through leaves -- creating shifting, dappled "sunflecks" that illustrate plants' ever-changing light environment. Crops...

Want to catch a photon? Start by silencing the sun

Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have created a 3D imaging system that uses light's quantum properties to create images 40,000 times crisper than...

Let it snow: Quantifiable observation of cloud seeding

Two University of Wyoming researchers contributed to a paper that demonstrated, for the first time, direct observation of cloud seeding using radar and gauges...

‘Grand Challenge’ review stresses global impact of microplastics

Professor Rob Hale of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science is lead author of a new "Grand Challenges" paper commissioned to mark...

Complexity scientists present ‘meme’ model for multiple diseases

Interacting contagious diseases like influenza and pneumonia follow the same complex spreading patterns as social trends. This new finding, published in Nature Physics, could...

Camera trap study captures Sumatran tigers, clouded leopards, other rare beasts

Scientists deployed motion-sensitive camera traps across a 50-square-mile swath of Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park in southern Sumatra and, over the course of eight...

Solar storms may leave gray whales ‘blind’ and stranded

A new study reported in the journal Current Biology on February 24 offers some of the first evidence that gray whales might depend on...

Threatened birds and mammals have irreplaceable roles in the natural world

A new study led from the University of Southampton has shown that threatened birds and mammals are often ecologically distinct and irreplaceable in their...
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