Thursday, September 16, 2021

Socio-economic status of children can influence microorganisms in their digestive tract

Findings of a nationwide study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest that a family's socio-economic...

Past fires may hold key to reducing severity of future wildfires in western US

Previous fires may hold the key to predicting and reducing the severity of future wildfires in the western United States as fire activity continues...

Personality matters, even for squirrels: Social skills give social squirrels an advantage

Humans acknowledge that personality goes a long way, at least for our species. But scientists have been more hesitant to ascribe personality -- defined...

Gut flora composition and function may impact susceptibility to konzo, a neurological disease caused...

Differences between gut flora and genes from konzo-prone regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may affect the release of cyanide after poorly...

New technology designed to genetically control disease-spreading mosquitoes: CRISPR-based system developed to safely restrain...

Leveraging advancements in CRISPR-based genetic engineering, researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a new system that restrains populations of mosquitoes...

Cheaper hydrogen production: Efficient water and urea electrolysis with bimetallic yolk-shell nanoparticles

Electrolytic hydrogen production powered by renewable energy is seen as an environmentally friendly means to ameliorate global climate and energy problems. In the journal...

Young female black bears in Asheville, North Carolina, are big, have cubs early

Black bears (Ursus americanus) reproduced at a younger age in urban areas and were nearly twice the size of bears in national forests shortly...

Scientists solve mystery of icy plumes that may foretell deadly supercell storms

When a cloudy plume of ice and water vapor billows up above the top of a severe thunderstorm, there's a good chance a violent...

Ancient sea ice core sheds light on modern climate change

A 170 m record of marine sediment cores extracted from Adélie Land in Antarctica by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme is yielding new insights...

Moth wingtips an ‘acoustic decoy’ to thwart bat attack

Wingtips of certain species of silkmoth are structured to reflect sound and throw off attackers, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of...
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