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global climate change

Southeast Asian Forest Loss Much Greater Than Expected, with Negative Implications...

Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem....
enzymes

Princeton Chemists Teach an Enzyme a New Trick, with Potential for...

“We have found a completely new way to get enzymes to do a non-natural reaction,” said Todd Hyster, an assistant professor of chemistry. “A traditional perspective...
atmospheric carbon

Ocean’s Heat Cycle Shows That Atmospheric Carbon May Be Headed Elsewhere

A recent study in the journal Nature Geoscience examined the global carbon cycle and suggests that existing studies may have misgauged how carbon is distributed...
Metal catalysts

Modern Alchemists Are Making Chemistry Greener

They have found a revolutionary approach that uses cobalt and methanol to produce an epilepsy drug that previously required rhodium and dichloromethane, a toxic...
biochemicalvideo

Researchers Use Light to Turn Yeast into Biochemical Factories

“This technique allows us to control the metabolism of cells in an unprecedented way,” said co-lead researcher José Avalos, an assistant professor of chemical and biological...
worm infections

City Mouse-Country Mouse Study Shows Link in Environment, Worm Infections

The longer the mice lived outdoors, the greater the number and size of these intestinal worms — which are relatives of the human whipworms...
hurricane

Geophysicists and Atmospheric Scientists Partner to Track Typhoons’ Seismic Footprints

An international team of researchers has found a new way to identify the movement and intensity of hurricanes, typhoons and other tropical cyclones by...
chemical reactions

Chemists Harness Artificial Intelligence to Predict the Future of Chemical Reactions

To manufacture medicines, chemists must find the right combinations of chemicals to make the necessary chemical structures. This is more complicated than it sounds,...
infectious diseases

How Ecologists Are Solving Infectious Disease Mysteries

Princeton ecologists Andrea Graham and Sarah Budischak examined data from an Indonesian study of 4,000 patients who had two parasitic infections: malaria and hookworm. They focused on the...
fructose

Mouse Study Reveals Gut Effects of Too Much Fructose


“There is a fundamental physiological difference in how smaller and larger amounts of sugar are processed in the body,” said Joshua Rabinowitz, a professor of chemistry and...
snowpack

Predicting Snowpack in the West Before the First Flake Falls

New research suggests that the West’s cities and farms may no longer need to wait all winter to learn how much water they can...
digital security

Proof of Randomness Builds Future of Digital Security

Nearly all secure online traffic — from shopping to banking to communications — relies on a technique of randomly generating a number that serves...
fusion reactions

Artificial Intelligence Helps Accelerate Progress Toward Efficient Fusion Reactions

Today, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University are employing artificial intelligence to improve predictive...
infant health

Hydraulic Fracturing Negatively Impacts Infant Health

Health risks increase for infants born to mothers living within 2 miles of a hydraulic fracturing site, according to astudy published Dec. 13 in...
bone metastasis

A New Weapon Against Bone Metastasis? Princeton Lab Develops Antibody to...

To explain his new weapon in the war against the metastatic spread of cancer to bone, Kang uses a movie metaphor: “Independence Day.” In the...
quantum computers

New Silicon Structure Opens the Gate to Quantum Computers

The team constructed a gate that controls interactions between the electrons in a way that allows them to act as the quantum bits of...
human genome

Scientists Demonstrate Path to Linking the Genome to Healthy Tissues and...

Since scientists first decoded a draft of the human genome more than 15 years ago, many questions have lingered, two of which have been...
solar power

Enhancing Solar Power with ‘Jewels of the Sea’

Diatoms, a kind of algae that reproduces prodigiously, have been called “the jewels of the sea” for their ability to manipulate light. Now, researchers...
amorphous ice

Studies of ‘Amorphous Ice’ Reveal Hidden Order in Glass

In the study, researchers at Princeton University and the City University of New York used computer simulations to show that the water molecules in...
Orange Peels

Orange Is the New Green: How Orange Peels Revived a Costa...

A team led by Princeton University researchers surveyed the land 16 years after the orange peels were deposited. They found a 176 percent increase...