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sleep

Researchers Reveal New Insights into Why Sleep Is Good for Our...

Researchers at the University of York have shed new light on sleep’s vital role in helping us make the most of our memory. Sleep, they...
tropical forest

Larger Swaths of Tropical Forest Being Lost to Commercial Agriculture

Large patches of tropical forest are being lost worldwide as governments and corporations clear more land to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a Duke...
ancient mammals

Caribbean Islands Reveal a “Lost Word” of Ancient Mammals

Although filled with tropical life today, the Caribbean islands have been a hotspot of mammal extinction since the end of the last glaciation, some 12,000 years ago. Since people also arrived after...
mammals

Mammals Switched to Daytime Activity After Dinosaur Extinction

Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study...
climate change

Understanding Climate Change

Jeremy Rugenstein, a postdoc at ETH Zurich’s Geological Institute, is posing some pressing questions: What will happen to the earth if humans continue releasing...
climate change

New Research Highlights the Need to Learn from Past Climate Changes

New international research led by The University of Manchester has highlighted that learning from previous periods of climate change is essential if we are...
insulin

A New Role for Insulin as a Vital Factor in Maintaining...

New research conducted at the stem cell centre, DanStem, at the University of Copenhagen shows that insulin is a key determinant of embryonic stem...
global warming

Carbon Crisis – Experts Call for Urgent Changes to Limit Global...

Experts have warned that we must move much more quickly towards a low-carbon world, if we are to have any chance of limiting global...
crystal structure

Out Through the Window

High-resolution crystal structure reveals a new pathway for RNA during a nontraditional form of transcription — the process by which RNA is produced from...
Chemical Reaction

Researchers Discover New Class of Chemical Reaction

A new study led by Michael P. Burke, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has identified the significance of a new class...
Water harvesting

Vapor Harvesting Gets the Edge

Water harvesting is an age-old technique of collecting atmospheric water vapor. Researchers are looking to nature to learn about the efficiency of surfaces used...
crab nebula

New Observations Reveal Crab Nebula’s Polarised Emissions for First Time

The researchers' observations of polarised X-rays from the Crab Nebula and Pulsar, published today in Scientific Reports, may help explain sudden flares in the...
Antibiotic Resistance

New Ultrafast Method for Determining Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a growing medical problem that threatens human health globally. One important contributory factor in the development of resistance is the incorrect...
Artificial sweeteners

Are Artificial Sweeteners Counterproductive When Dieting?

Artificial sweeteners combined with a low-carb diet increases food consumption, research reveals. It expands on previous research that explained why artificial sweeteners increase feelings...
cancer

How DNA Damage Turns Immune Cells Against Cancer

Cancer is essentially a disease of the cell replication cycle. The goal of treating the disease is to permanently kill off the cells that...
molecular motor

Microwaves Reveal Detailed Structure of Molecular Motor

A team of scientists has used microwaves to unravel the exact structure of a tiny molecular motor. The nano-machine consists of just a single...
climate

Soils Could Release Much More Carbon than Expected as Climate Warms

The Science Soils contain more carbon than the atmosphere, so how soils respond to warming is crucial to knowing how carbon fluxes in a changing...
spidersvideo

Jumping Spiders Mimic Ants to Defy Predators

Humans aren’t the only actors on the planet. To avoid being eaten, the ant-mimicking jumping spider pretends to be an ant, according to Cornell...
star

Smallest-ever Star Discovered by Astronomers

Our discovery reveals how small stars can be. Alexander Boetticher The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the...
Visual acuity

Exposure to a Common Visual Illusion May Enhance Your Ability to...

Exposure to a common visual illusion may enhance your ability to read fine print, according to new research from psychologists at the Universities of...