Monday, May 23, 2022

Deciphering the biosynthetic gene cluster for potent freshwater toxin

Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, the University of São Paulo and UC Santa Cruz collaborated to...

PFAS chemicals do not last forever: The use of sulfite and iodide under ultraviolet...

Once dubbed "forever chemicals," per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, might be in the market for a new nickname. That's because adding iodide to a water...

Light pollution can disorient monarch butterflies: Even a single light can throw off the...

Besides planting milkweed in the garden, people interested in helping monarch butterflies might want to turn off the porch light. Biologists at the University of...

Climate change likely to reduce the amount of sleep that people get per year

Most research looking at the impact of climate change on human life has focused on how extreme weather events affect economic and societal health...

Killer T vs. memory — DNA isn’t destiny for T cells

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have solved an immunology puzzle. A CD8+ T cell can have two functionally distinct daughter cells after...

Satellites and drones can help save pollinators

Satellites and drones can provide key information to protect pollinators, researchers say. A new study examines new ways of using these technologies to track the...

Snake trade in Indonesia is not sustainable enough — but it could be

Wildlife trade is a multi-million dollar industry. While some animals are traded legally, in compliance with legislation that aims to protect populations, wildlife trafficking...

Earth’s core: Unexpected flow behavior in liquid metals

Some metals are in liquid form, the prime example being mercury. But there are also enormous quantities of liquid metal in the Earth's core,...

‘Traffic calming’ boosts breeding on coral reefs

Coral reef fish breed more successfully if motorboat noise is reduced, new research shows. Scientists introduced "traffic calming" on three reefs for an entire breeding...

Two pathogens linked to salmon health and survival

Many wild salmon populations in B.C. have experienced substantial declines over the last three decades. New UBC research published today can help chart a...

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