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Nanoscopy through a plasmonic nanolens  PHYS.ORG · 14 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 · 14 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 · 14 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 · 14 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 · 14 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 · 14 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 · 14 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
Scientists drill for first time on remote Antarctic Glacier  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Teams from the US and UK have successfully completed scientific fieldwork in one of the most remote and hostile areas of West Antarctica—coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the discovery... more
Two new outbursts detected from the magnetar 1E 1048.1−5937  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Using NASA's Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, astronomers have identified two new outbursts from the magnetar 1E 1048.1−5937. The newly detected events could shed more light on the nature of this... more
Image: Spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano (middle) and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan (left) work on get-ahead tasks during the fourth spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). more
The long-term effects of wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The recent massive wildfires in Australia have killed more than 30 people and an estimated 1 billion animals, and burned 2,500 homes and millions of acres. And the human toll is expected to rise even after the blazes... more
The most beautiful solar cells are inspired by nature  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Organic solar cells are usually less effective than silicon solar cells. But there is still a market for them—and they're beautiful and exciting. more
How do men and women store fat differently? Ask the fruit fly  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
When it comes to determining how women and men store fat differently, it turns out fruit flies may hold the key. more
Chemists propose new reagents for the removal of lead from wastewater  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
RUDN University chemists together with colleagues from other countries have synthesized new compounds that effectively bind lead ions and can be used to remove it from... more
Why Venice is actually a textbook case for flood prevention  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
When the worst floods since 1966 submerged the city of Venice in November 2019, the blame was laid on its incomplete mobile flood gates. They have been under... more
Scientists short-circuit maturity in insects, opening new paths to disease prevention  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
New research from UC Riverside shows scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing. Using the same gene-altering techniques, they may also be... more
Beating the heat in the living wings of butterflies  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A new study from Columbia Engineering and Harvard identified the critical physiological importance of suitable temperatures for butterfly wings to function properly, and discovered that the insects exquisitely regulate their... more
Glass frogs reappear in Bolivia after 18 years  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A rare species of frog native to the eastern slopes of the Bolivian Andes has been spotted in the South American country for the first time in 18 years, the investigation team... more
Seeds of hope: Young volunteers replant Tunisia forests  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Around 40 young Tunisian volunteers gather on a bare hill in the central region of Siliana. Their weekend mission—revive a burned forest by planting Aleppo pine shoots. more
New study shows why women have to be likeable, and men don't  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
A new study in The Economic Journal finds that likeability is an influencing factor in interactions between women, as well as interactions between men... more
Nanoparticle chomps away plaques that cause heart attacks  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Michigan State University and Stanford University scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away—from the inside out—portions of plaques that cause heart attacks. more
Airborne measurements point to low EPA methane estimates in south central US  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Approximately twice as much methane is seeping into the atmosphere than the Environmental Protection Agency estimates from oil and gas facilities in the south... more
Method detects defects in 2-D materials for future electronics, sensors  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
To further shrink electronic devices and to lower energy consumption, the semiconductor industry is interested in using 2-D materials, but manufacturers need a quick and accurate method for... more
Humans not always to blame for genetic diversity loss in wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Conservationists should be wary of assuming that genetic diversity loss in wildlife is always caused by humans, as new research published today by international conservation charity... more
Revenge of the albatross: seabirds expose illicit fishing  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For the magnificent but maligned albatross, it was time for a little payback after centuries of insult and injury. more
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Diane's quick fade  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropical Cyclone Diane formed late on January 24 and by the next day it was reduced to a remnant low-pressure system in the Southern Indian Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at its... more
NASA's Aqua satellite reveals Tropical Cyclone Esami's dissipation  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropical Cyclone Esami formed in the Southern Indian Ocean and just three days later, visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite confirmed the storm had dissipated. more
New bacteriophage fully characterized and sequenced  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers have identified a new bacteriophage that can infect and destroy bacteria in the genus Pantoea, for which few bacteriophage have been identified and characterized. Details of the isolation, characterization, and full genome sequencing of this... more
New study debunks myth of Cahokia's Native American lost civilization  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A University of California, Berkeley, archaeologist has dug up ancient human feces, among other demographic clues, to challenge the narrative around the legendary demise of Cahokia, North America's... more
Nearly all middle school teachers are highly stressed, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Hormonal changes, different schools, more teachers and changing expectations are just some of the challenges families face when a child enters middle school. Now, researchers from the University... more
Study points to 'unintended consequences' of heavy data surveillance in rugby  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A 'Big Brother' data culture in rugby driven by performance management threatens to create heightened distrust, anxiety and insecurity among players, according to a new study. more
Finely tuned nervous systems allowed birds and mammals to adopt smoother strides  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Since the 1900s, neuroscientists have known that the peripheral nervous systems of tetrapods (four-footed animals) vary greatly, but how these differences affect the way... more
Kellogg pledges to phase out glyphosate in oats, wheat by 2025  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
US cereal giant Kellogg has set a goal of phasing out the controversial weedkiller glyphosate from its oat and wheat supply chain by 2025, the company... more
Tarantula Nebula spins web of mystery in Spitzer image  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The Tarantula Nebula, seen in this image by the Spitzer Space Telescope, was one of the first targets studied by the infrared observatory after its launch in 2003, and the... more
Effects of contact between minority and majority groups more complex than once believed  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For more than 50 years, social scientists and practitioners have suggested that having members of different groups interact with each other can... more
Driven by Earth's orbit, climate changes in Africa may have aided human migration  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In 1961, John Kutzbach, then a recent college graduate, was stationed in France as an aviation weather forecaster for the U.S. Air... more
Recreational fishers catching more sharks and rays  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Recreational fishers are increasingly targeting sharks and rays, a situation that is causing concern among researchers. more
Genetic marking discovery improves fruit quality, bolsters climate defenses  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Transferring genetic markers in plant breeding is a challenge, but a team of grapevine breeders and scientists at Cornell University have come up with a powerful new method that improves... more
NASA catches the dying remnants of Tropical Cyclone 12P  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropical Cyclone 12P formed in the Southern Pacific Ocean on January 25 and two days later, NASA's Aqua satellite observed the storm's demise. more
Political Islamophobia may look differently online than in person  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Islamophobia was rampant on social media during the midterm elections, but researchers say future Muslim candidates running for office should know that the hatred they see online may be different... more
Getting to the root of plant survival  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When facing a volatile climate, nature searches for a way to survive. For plants, that often means spreading new roots deeper and wider in search of water, particularly in times of drought. While scientists... more
Siberian Neanderthals were intrepid nomads  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new study, published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that Neanderthals made an intercontinental trek of more than 3000 km to reach Siberia's Altai Mountains, equipped with a distinctive toolkit used... more
Amazon forest carbon study reveals indigenous territories, protected areas under siege, yet remain best climate solution  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new study using innovative technology to measure carbon emissions caused by forest degradation and disturbance—rather... more
Wine regions could shrink dramatically with climate change unless growers swap varieties  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
If you were planning to drink your way through the climate apocalypse, here's some unfortunate news: Just as climate change threatens homes, food and... more
How widespread is illegal fishing? Albatrosses may provide the answer  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Using albatrosses fitted with loggers, researchers at the CNRS and La Rochelle Université have made a first estimation of the number of non-declared fishing boats operating without an... more
Organic farm advantages in biodiversity and profits depend on location  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For organic farms, size matters: not so much the size of the farm itself, but the size of the neighboring fields. more
Nanocontainers introduced into the nucleus of living cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel in Switzerland has succeeded in creating a direct path for artificial nanocontainers to enter into the nucleus of living cells. To this end, they... more
'Profound' evolution: Wasps learn to recognize faces  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
One wasp species has evolved the ability to recognize individual faces among their peers—something that most other insects cannot do—signaling an evolution in how they have learned to work together. more
Unique centromere type discovered in the European dodder  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Whenever the European dodder, Cuscuta europaea, is under scientific scrutiny, it usually is due to its lack of chloroplasts and its concomitant parasitic lifestyle. However, since the beginning of this year its... more
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