High school GPAs are stronger predictors of college graduation than ACT scores  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Students' high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study published... more
New study identifies bumble bees' favorite flowers to aid bee conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Many species of North American bumble bees have seen significant declines in recent decades. Bumble bees are essential pollinators for both native and agricultural plants, and... more
Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and... more
Third Reich's legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Who—or what—is to blame for the xenophobia, political intolerance and radical political parties spreading through Germany and the rest of Europe? A new study from Rice University and... more
'Scrambled' cells fix themselves  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Human cells have a defense mechanism that protects them from microbial attacks, a Canadian-led team of international researchers has discovered. more
Second of its kind 'sharpshooter' leafhopper from Brazil 'strikes' with its colouration  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
When, in 2014, Brazilian researchers stumbled across a never-before-seen red-eyed leafhopper feeding inside the rosettes of bromeliads, growing in the restingas of southeastern Brazil,... more
Researchers foresee the ongoing use of cash  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Are the countries of the Eurozone ready to drop cash in hand? In light of a study of the UPV and UV, the answer is no. The work concludes that in these countries, there... more
AI could deceive us as much as the human eye does in the search for extraterrestrials  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
An artificial neural network has identified a square structure within a triangular one in a crater... more
Crab-shell and seaweed compounds spin into yarns for sustainable and functional materials  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Researchers from Aalto University, the University of São Paulo and the University of British Columbia have found a way to make a new kind... more
Rethinking land conservation to protect species that will need to move with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
All plants and animals need suitable conditions to survive. That means a certain amount of light, a tolerable temperature range,... more
Hungry for hutia? Our taste for Bahamas' 'most peaceable rodent' shaped its diversity  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The Bahamian hutia, a large Caribbean rodent with a blissed-out disposition, presents a curious case study in how human food preferences can... more
Upper-plate earthquakes caused uplift along New Zealand's Northern Hikurangi Margin  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Earthquakes along a complex series of faults in the upper plate of New Zealand's northern Hikurangi Subduction Margin were responsible for coastal uplift in the region, according to... more
How active shooter incidents off campus lead to guns on campus  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A new study finds that active shooter incidents off campus and politics are key factors that led state legislators to pass laws allowing concealed weapons on... more
Red Sea huge source of air pollution, greenhouse gases: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Hydrocarbon gases bubbling from the bottom of the Red Sea are polluting the atmosphere at a rate equivalent to the emissions of some large fossil fuel exporting countries,... more
Young California ranchers are finding new ways to raise livestock and improve the land  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
As California contends with drought, wildfires and other impacts of climate change, a small yet passionate group of residents are... more
New mathematical model for amyloid formation  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Amyloids are aggregates consisting of stacks of thousands of proteins bound tightly together. Their formation is involved in several widespread disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and Type II diabetes. more
Tiny magnetic structures enhance medical science  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Small magnetic objects, which have been used successfully in technological applications such as data storage, are showing promise in the biomedical field. Magnetic nanostructures have interesting properties that enhance novel applications in medical diagnosis and allow... more
Iron nanorobots show their true mettle  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Drug-coated iron nanowires that can be guided to the site of a tumor using an external magnetic field before activating a three-step cancer-killing mechanism could provide an effective option for cancer therapy. more
Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel could become safer and more efficient in future after researchers found a way to modify the structure of molecules to remove radioactive materials. more
Stalking Starlink's 'black sheep' DarkSat  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
By now, you've no doubt heard of (or seen) Starlink. SpaceX's mega-satellite constellation has become a permanent fixture in our skies as of late, with several routine passes on any given week. But have you seen the supposed... more
Mouse brain region processes sound and motion at the same time  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
New insight on how information relating to sound and movement is processed in the brain has been published today in the open-access journal eLife. more
The future of hazelnuts: The economic value of subseasonal forecasts  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A weather forecast may not allow time to make decisions that minimize the economic impacts of an extreme event, while a seasonal forecast is not precise enough to... more
New book offers a global and historic understanding of the term 'race'  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Race is not just skin color but is actually a collection of other elements, such as language, access to resources and life experiences, that... more
Humanity's collective history revealed through religious rituals and practices  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Penn doctoral student David Yaden practices mindfulness, a simple habit he uses to re-center himself after stressful situations. It's also one that's backed by science, having been analyzed and written... more
Chesapeake Bay Foundation to sue EPA, seeking crackdown on Pennsylvania pollution  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation said Monday it is preparing a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, following Maryland in seeking to force a federal crackdown on... more
Durian skin biocomposite for take-out containers and 3-D printing  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Researchers at the International Islamic University Malaysia have developed biodegradable food packaging container featuring the skin of the durian fruit that can also be used as 3-D printing filament. more
Studying the geometry of a common skin disease  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
In a recent study from Hiroshima University, researchers turned to mathematics to predict hive patterns in humans. more
Rebuilding from the ashes of disaster: What Australia can learn from India  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
A key question facing us all after Australia's unprecedented bushfires is how will we do reconstruction differently? We need to ensure our rebuilding and... more
More than skin deep, beauty salons are places of sharing and caring  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
What happens when people visit beauty and hair salons? Are trips to the salon simply about shaping how one looks on the outside, or... more
Chemist creates cheap catalysts for the production of vanillin  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
A chemist from RUDN University has created cheap and effective catalysts for the production of vanillin using spinel nanoparticles with copper oxide nanoparticles. Hydrogen peroxide was used as an oxidizing... more
Chemist creates new catalysts for click reactions  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
A chemist from RUDN University has created a series of catalysts for click chemistry. These reactions are widely used in the synthesis of biologically active substances, as well as in biological and medical research.... more
Research links sea ice retreat with tropical phenomena, including a new kind of El Nino  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Two researchers present evidence today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the accelerating... more
Putting a nanomachine to work  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
A team of chemists at LMU has successfully coupled the directed motion of a light-activated molecular motor to a different chemical unit—thus taking an important step toward the realization of synthetic nanomachines. more
Hate cancel culture? Blame algorithms  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
"Cancel culture" has become so pervasive that even former President Barack Obama has weighed in on the phenomenon, describing it as an overly judgmental approach to activism that does little to bring about change. more
Pulling out weeds is the best thing you can do to help nature recover from fire  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Many Australians feel compelled to help our damaged wildlife after this season's terrible bushfires. Suggested actions... more
Microplastic pollution: Scientists are still learning how it harms wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Plastic pollution is a growing global concern. Large pieces of plastic have been found almost everywhere on Earth, from the most visited beaches to remote, uninhabited islands. Because... more
Is workplace rudeness on the rise?  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
You don't have to look hard to see uncivil behavior these days, whether in political discourse, in college classrooms or on airplanes. One study found that rudeness is even contagious, like the common cold. more
Why we should be wary of blaming 'overpopulation' for the climate crisis  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The annual World Economic Forum in Davos brought together representatives from government and business to deliberate how to solve the worsening climate and ecological... more
Feral horses are destroying fragile post-fire habitat in the Australian Alps  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
On Friday I flew in a helicopter over the fire-ravaged Kosciuszko National Park. I was devastated by what I saw. Cherished wildlife species are at grave... more
The roughening of a platinum electrode  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Smooth platinum electrodes roughen and wear when subjected to repeated cycles of oxidation and reduction, which causes nanometer scale mounds to grow. Leiden chemists Leon Jacobse and Mark Koper, together with physicist Marcel Rost, discovered the... more
From quarks to quails: Can the different sciences be unified?  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The world around us is populated by a vast variety of things—ranging from genes and animals to atoms, particles and fields. While these can all be described by... more
Increasing tropical land use is disrupting the carbon cycle  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
An international study led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden shows that the rapid increase in land use in the world's tropical areas is affecting the global carbon cycle... more
Artificial intelligence helps experts forecast icebergs  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
This year will see a relatively low number of icebergs drifting into busy shipping regions in the north-west Atlantic, according to a combination of control systems and artificial intelligence forecasting models developed by experts at the... more
Nanoscopy through a plasmonic nanolens  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Imaging at the scale of a single molecule has gained much recent research interest in diverse fields of molecular biology, physics and nanotechnology. Researchers have used super-resolution microscopy to access subdiffraction resolution, but the technique does not apply... more
Coworking demystified: Behind the working world revolution  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Coworking spaces have been growing in all the world's major cities for 15 years. But what makes them so popular? Why and when did they appear? Who are their members? more
It's time to start using ecological forecasts to manage ecosystems  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Drastic interventions in an ecosystem, like deciding whether to eradicate an unwanted species, can have unforeseen, and sometimes even undesirable, consequences on the rest of the species present... more
How can we teach kids critical thinking skills?  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Few people doubt the value of developing students' thinking skills. A 2013 survey in the United States found 93% of employers believe a candidate's "demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and... more
Squid brains approach those of dogs  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
We are closer to understanding the incredible ability of squid to instantly camouflage themselves thanks to research from The University of Queensland. more
In search for keys to regeneration, scientists ask a lot of the axolotl  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The type of salamander called axolotl, with its frilly gills and widely spaced eyes, looks like an alien and has other-worldly powers... more
Scientists zero in on endgame for nasty bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Medications were once discovered by finding active ingredients in traditional remedies or by serendipitous discovery. A relatively new approach is to understand how disease and infection are controlled at the molecular level,... more
AI could deceive us as much as the human eye does in the search for extraterrestrials
Young California ranchers are finding new ways to raise livestock and improve the land
Stalking Starlink's 'black sheep' DarkSat
Stalking Starlink's 'black sheep' DarkSat
Stalking Starlink's 'black sheep' DarkSat
Sentinel-6 satellite renamed in honour of renowned US scientist
Solar Orbiter – the Sun close-up
California reopens the single-payer debate
Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash
Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash