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climate change

Uneven Rates of Sea Level Rise Tied to Climate Change

This story is courtesy of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.The pattern of uneven sea level rise over...
video

When Boy Fish Build Castles to Impress Girl Fish, Boy Genes...

Call it instinct, but something, perhaps programs in their genes, compels some animals to behave in striking ways. Take boy fish who tirelessly build sand...
cell’s internal clock

Cells Decide When to Divide Based on Their Internal Clocks

Cells replicate by dividing, but scientists still don’t know exactly how they decide when to split. Deciding the right time and the right size...
severe chronic disease

Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting...

For healthy people, mucus is our friend. It traps potential pathogens so our airways can dispatch nasty bugs before they cause harm to our...
coral reef fish

Escape Responses of Coral Reef Fish Obey Simple Behavioral Rules

The escape response to evade perceived threats is a fundamental behavior seen throughout the animal kingdom, and laboratory studies have identified specialized neural circuits...
ultra-thin acoustic absorbers

Resonant Mechanism Discovery Could Inspire Ultra-Thin Acoustic Absorbers

Bats exert high predation pressure on nocturnal insects, such as moths. In defence against bat echolocation, the thin layer of tiny scales on moth...
Natural Gas Methane

Study Reconciles Persistent Gap in Natural Gas Methane Emissions Measurements

A new study offers answers to questions that have puzzled policymakers, researchers and regulatory agencies through decades of inquiry and evolving science: How much...
flexible sensor

Skin-Like Sensor Maps Blood-Oxygen Levels Anywhere in the Body

Injuries can’t heal without a constant influx of blood’s key ingredient — oxygen.A new flexible sensor developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can map...
perovskite materials

Dancing Atoms in Perovskite Materials Provide Insight into How Solar Cells...

A closer look at materials that make up conventional solar cells reveals a nearly rigid arrangement of atoms with little movement. But in hybrid...
Anti-Cancer Virusvideo

Anti-Cancer Virus Fits Tumor Receptor Like a “Key in a Lock”

Seneca Valley Virus sounds like the last bug you’d want to catch, but it could be the next breakthrough cancer therapy. Now, scientists at...
Plant Chemistry

Heart-Healthy Plant Chemistry

Plants have been a rich source of medicines for thousands of years. Compounds such as artemisinin, for example, used to treat malaria, and morphine,...
organ-on-a-chip

Probiotics Are Not Always ‘Good Bacteria’

The first study investigating the mechanism of how a disease develops using human organ-on-a-chip technology has been successfully completed by engineers at The University...
Spider Silk

Researchers Peer Into the Molecular Structure of Spider Silk

The most amazing power of the Black Widow spider isn’t its fearsome venom. It’s the incredible properties of the silk fibers it spins to...
Microfluidics devices

Inside These Fibers, Droplets Are on the Move

Microfluidics devices are tiny systems with microscopic channels that can be used for chemical or biomedical testing and research. In a potentially game-changing advance,...
Chronic stress

Individual Stress Susceptibility and Glucose Metabolism Are Linked to Brain Function

Chronic stress is a well-known risk factor for the development of psychiatric illnesses including depression disorders. The brain requires a great deal of glucose,...
strong synthetic materials

Researchers Further Unravel Mystery of How Black Widow Spiders Create Steel-Strength...

Researchers at Northwestern University and San Diego State University (SDSU) have better unraveled the complex process of how black widow spiders transform proteins into...
Machine-learning

Technique Quickly Identifies Extreme Event Statistics

Seafaring vessels and offshore platforms endure a constant battery of waves and currents. Over decades of operation, these structures can, without warning, meet head-on...
RNA Therapies

Red Glow Helps Identify Nanoparticles for Delivering RNA Therapies

A new screening process could dramatically accelerate the identification of nanoparticles suitable for delivering therapeutic RNA into living cells. The technique would allow researchers...
protective suits

‘Spacesuits’ Protect Microbes Destined to Live in Space

Just as spacesuits help astronauts survive in inhospitable environments, newly developed “spacesuits” for bacteria allow them to survive in environments that would otherwise kill...
exoplanets

New Evidence for Early Life on Earth

Chemical analyses of some of the oldest pieces of Earth ever discovered suggest our planet was habitable as early as 4.1 billion years ago...