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Study identifies new temperature sensing mechanism in plants  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A protein called phytochrome B, which can sense light and temperature, triggers plant growth and controls flowering time. How it does so is not fully understood. more
IRB Barcelona and Amazon join forces to develop computational tool in the fight against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
There are currently more than 10,000 scientific articles related to coronavirus infections. In fact, in recent weeks, research... more
Researchers develop a computer simulator that helps study evolution of COVID-19 in Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of Spanish researchers have designed and validated a simulator to enable study of the evolution of the COVID-19 illness in... more
Instead of just flattening the COVID-19 curve, can we 'crush' it?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A veteran public health scholar argues we can defeat COVID-19 in just 10 weeks if we take a "concerted and determined" approach. more
A metal-free blue chromophore derived from plant pigments  Science Magazine · 1 day
Blue natural pigments are rare, especially among plants. However, flowering species that evolved to attract Hymenoptera pollinators are colored by blue anthocyanin-metal complexes. Plants lacking anthocyanins are pigmented by betalains but are... more
New temperature sensing mechanism in plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Cell biologists reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected dynamics activated by temperature, and behaves differently depending on the temperature and type of light. As climate change warms the world, crop growth patterns and flowering times... more
Vaporizable endoskeletal droplets via tunable interfacial melting transitions  Science Magazine · 1 day
Liquid emulsion droplet evaporation is of importance for various sensing and imaging applications. The liquid-to-gas phase transformation is typically triggered thermally or acoustically by low–boiling point liquids, or by inclusion of solid... more
Genome elimination mediated by gene expression from a selfish chromosome  Science Magazine · 1 day
Numerous plants and animals harbor selfish B chromosomes that "drive" or transmit themselves at super-Mendelian frequencies, despite long-term fitness costs to the organism. Currently, it is unknown how... more
Massive generation of metastable bulk nanobubbles in water by external electric fields  Science Magazine · 1 day
Nanobubbles (NBs) are nanoscopic gaseous domains than can exist on solid surfaces or in bulk liquids. They have attracted substantial attention due to their... more
Unsustainable food systems: Can we reverse current trends?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
As rural masses migrate to urban areas, populations grow, and people work toward better living standards, global food system sustainability is jeopardized, according to a new analysis spanning low- to high-income countries.... more
NASA report outlines vision for long-term human lunar exploration  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
NASA released a report April 2 outlining its long-term approach to lunar exploration that involves establishing a “base... more
Groundwater, a threatened resource requiring sustainable management  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), groundwater supplies half of the world's population with fresh water and makes up 43% of the water used in irrigation.... more
COVID-19 adversely impacts patients with cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
COVID-19 has a significant impact on patients with pre-existing conditions, many of which fall under the cardiovascular and metabolic disorder category. more
Capturing 3-D microstructures in real time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Modern scientific research on materials relies heavily on exploring their behavior at the atomic and molecular scales. For that reason, scientists are constantly on the hunt for new and improved methods for data gathering and analysis... more
Scientists discover a new class of taste receptors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Evolution is a tinkerer, not an engineer. 'Evolution does not produce novelties from scratch. It works with what already exists,' wrote Nobel laureate François Jacob in 1977, and biologists continue to find... more
41 million-year-old insect sex romp preserved in amber  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Amber from Australia holds some of the continent's oldest known specimens of preserved plants and animals, and includes a pair of flies trapped while mating. more
Scientists discover a new class of taste receptors  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Evolution is a tinkerer, not an engineer. "Evolution does not produce novelties from scratch. It works with what already exists," wrote Nobel laureate François Jacob in 1977, and biologists continue to find... more
US allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants in pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 days
U.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic more
Giant umbrellas shift from convenient canopy to sturdy storm shield  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a new approach to storm surge protection, a team has created a preliminary design for dual-purpose kinetic umbrellas that would provide shade during fair weather and could... more
A plants diet, surviving in a variable nutrient environment  Science Magazine · 2 days
As primary producers, plants rely on a large aboveground surface area to collect carbon dioxide and sunlight and a large underground surface area to collect the water and mineral nutrients... more
Does relativity lie at the source of quantum exoticism?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since its beginnings, quantum mechanics hasn't ceased to amaze us with its peculiarity, so difficult to understand. Why does one particle seem to pass through two slits simultaneously? Why, instead... more
CAS releases new open access COVID-19 Antiviral Candidate Compounds Dataset  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society specializing in scientific information solutions, is partnering with research and technology organizations worldwide to tackle the complex challenges presented by... more
The Latest: Dairy plants dumping unused milk as demand dries  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Many dairy processing plants across Wisconsin have more product than they can handle and that's forced farmers to begin dumping their milk down the drain more
Fossil trove sheds light on ancient antipodean ecology  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The oldest known animals and plants preserved in amber from Southern Gondwana are reported in Scientific Reports this week. Gondwana, the supercontinent made up of South America, Africa, Madagascar, India, Antarctica and... more
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