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plant cells

A Jigsaw Puzzle of Plant Cells

Plant cells are under tremendous pressure. To prevent themselves from bursting, plants had to come up with something unique: According to scientists from the...
overweight

Overweight Children More Likely to Underestimate Their Size

Estimating your own body size and weight can be difficult. It turns out that this is true not only for adults, but also for...
robot swarm

One Bad Apple Can Spoil a Robot Swarm

Armies of robots already run the world’s largest distribution warehouses. Thousands of robots work in concert to stock, pick, pack and deliver products with...
inflammation

Newest Data Links Inflammation to Chemo-brain

Inflammation in the blood plays a key role in “chemo-brain,” according to a published pilot study that provides evidence for what scientists have long...
malaria

Largest Genetic Study of Mosquitoes Reveals Spread of Insecticide Resistance Across...

The largest-ever genetic study of mosquitoes reveals the movement of insecticide resistance between different regions of Africa and finds several rapidly evolving insecticide resistance...
Volcanoes

Time Between World-Changing Volcanic Super-Eruptions Less Than Previously Thought

Volcanoes and bolides, such as asteroids, are geohazards powerful enough to be destructive on a global scale. One recent assessment described them as capable of...
galaxies

Duo of Titanic Galaxies Caught in Extreme Starbursting Merger

The two extremely bright and massive galaxies have been caught in the act of merging in the early universe. These so-called hyper-luminous starburst galaxies...
Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Does Not Protect Children Against Asthma and Allergies

Your risk of developing asthma and allergies depends on your genes, environment and lifestyle factors. Several lifestyle risk factors have already been well established...
blood pressure

Skin Found to Play a Role in Controlling Blood Pressure

Nine of ten cases of high blood pressure appear to occur spontaneously, with no known cause Randall Johnson In a study published in the open access...
microplastics

Microplastics in the Baltic Have Not Risen for 30 Years

More plastic is being produced globally than ever before, and between 5 and 15 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans...
volcanoes

Big, Bad, Martian Volcanoes Unveiled

They are bigger, scarier and last longer. That's the conclusion of a team of scientists, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory cosmochemist Bill Cassata, about the...
autism

Pinpointing the Origins of Autism

The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New findings published in...
cognitive functioning

More Education Linked to Better Cognitive Functioning Later in Life

Higher levels of education are tied to later ages of peak cognitive functioning, according to new research published today in the journal PLoS One. The...
ethanol

Use of Ethanol in Vehicles Reduces Pollution by Nanoparticles, Study Shows

When ethanol prices at the pump rise for whatever reason, it becomes economically advantageous for drivers of dual-fuel vehicles to fill up with gasoline....
Cyborg bacteriavideo

Cyborg Bacteria Turn Sunlight into Useful Chemicals

To help humans capture more of the sun’s energy than natural photosynthesis can, UC Berkeley scientists have taught bacteria to cover themselves in tiny,...
silk

Silk Could Improve Sensitivity, Flexibility of Wearable Body Sensors

From smart socks to workout clothes that measure exertion, wearable body sensors are becoming the latest “must-have” technology. Now scientists report they are on...
virtual reality

Australia’s largest Immersive Learning Laboratory now in Sydney

University of Sydney students are receiving in-the-field experience and journeying to new territories – from foreign lands to the outer reaches of space –...
robots

Robots: China Breaks Historic Records in Automation

China has rapidly become a global leader in automation. From 2018 to 2020, a sales increase between 15% and 20% on average per year...
Influenza Infection

Antibodies May Reveal Timing of Previous Influenza Infection

The amount of influenza-specific antibodies present in an individual’s blood can indicate not only if they experienced the flu, but potentially when — a finding...
preterm birth

Very Preterm Birth Not Associated with Mood and Anxiety Disorders, New...

Do very-preterm or very-low-weight babies develop anxiety and mood disorders later in life? Julia Jaekel, assistant professor of child and family studies at the...