Potential of using psychedelic drugs in psychiatry  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Before they were banned about a half century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. Researchers say it's time for regulators, scientists, and... more
Fourth new pterosaur discovery in matter of weeks  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
You wait ages for a pterosaur and then four come along at once. Hot on the heels of a recent paper discovering three new species of pterosaur, palaeobiologists have identified another new... more
Six decades of change in plankton communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
New research shows that some species have experienced a 75% population decrease in the past 60 years, while others are more than twice as abundant due to rises in sea surface temperatures. more
Climate disasters increase risks of armed conflicts: New evidence  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
The risk for violent clashes increases after weather extremes such as droughts or floods hit people in vulnerable countries, an international team of scientists finds. Vulnerable countries are characterized by... more
What climate change means for Northwestern US wildfires  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A synthesis study looks at how climate change will affect the risk of wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana. The authors also suggest how managers and individual landowners in different... more
Giant umbrellas shift from convenient canopy to sturdy storm shield  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
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
COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise, research shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Scientists have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine -- delivered through a fingertip-sized patch -- produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 at... more
Using chemistry to unlock the difference between cold- and hot-brew coffee  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Cold brew may be the hottest trend in coffee-making, but not much is known about how this process alters the chemical characteristics of the beverage. Now,... more
A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Turning a brittle oxide into a flexible membrane and stretching it on a tiny apparatus flipped it from a conducting to an insulating state and changed... more
Smaller scale solutions needed for rapid progress towards emissions targets  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Low-carbon technologies that are smaller scale, more affordable, and can be mass deployed are more likely to enable a faster transition to net-zero emissions, according to a new... more
The facial expressions of mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers have described different emotional facial expressions for mice. Similar to humans, the face of a mouse looks completely different when it tastes something sweet or bitter, or when it becomes anxious. With this new possibility to render... more
COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in first peer-reviewed research  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A potential COVID-19 vaccine, delivered by microscopic needles, produces antibodies specific to the virus when tested in mice. This is the first peer-reviewed paper describing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The... more
Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
An international team has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. more
Our oceans are suffering, but we can rebuild marine life  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
It's not too late to rescue global marine life, according to a study outlining the steps needed for marine ecosystems to recover from damage by 2050. The study... more
Spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body's ability to restore normal brain structure, new research has discovered. more
Climate change may be making migration harder by shortening nightingales' wings  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Common Nightingale, known for its beautiful song, breeds in Europe and parts of Asia and migrates to sub-Saharan Africa every winter. A new study suggests... more
AI finds 2D materials in the blink of an eye  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team has introduced a machine-learning algorithm that can scan through microscope images to find 2D materials like graphene. This work can help shorten the time required... more
Smartphone videos produce highly realistic 3D face reconstructions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Normally, it takes pricey equipment and expertise to create an accurate 3D reconstruction of someone's face. Now, researchers have pulled off the feat using video recorded on an ordinary smartphone. Shooting a... more
Global nuclear medicine community shares COVID-19 strategies and experiences  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In an effort to provide safer working environments for nuclear medicine professionals and their patients, clinics across five continents have shared their approaches to containing the spread of COVID-19. This... more
Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study reinforces the concept that Neanderthal DNA has been woven into the modern human genome on multiple occasions as our ancestors met Neanderthals time and again... more
Homo naledi juvenile remains offers clues to how our ancestors grew up  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A partial skeleton of Homo naledi represents a rare case of an immature individual, shedding light on the evolution of growth and development in... more
New CT scoring criteria for timely diagnosis, treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Updated CT scoring criteria that considers lobe involvement, as well as changes in CT findings (i.e., ground-glass opacity, crazy-paving pattern, and consolidation), could quantitatively... more
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon... more
'Tequila' powered biofuels more efficient than corn or sugar  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Agave tequilana, the plant native to Mexico used to make tequila, could prove to be an efficient alternative to sugarcane and corn to make biofuels in semi-arid regions. This research... more
Animal camouflage: Natural light flicker can help prevent detection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Movement breaks camouflage, making it risky for anything trying to hide. New research has shown that dynamic features common in many natural habitats, such as moving light patterns, can reduce... more
The candy-cola soda geyser experiment, at different altitudes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Dropping Mentos® candies into a bottle of soda causes a foamy jet to erupt. Although science fair exhibitors can tell you that this geyser results from rapid degassing of the beverage induced... more
Models explain changes in cooking meat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mathematicians show that by modelling meat as a fluid-saturated matrix of elastic proteins, which are deformed as the fluid moves, cooking behaviors can be simulated more precisely. more
Uncertain climate future could disrupt energy systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have published a new study proposing an optimization methodology for designing climate-resilient energy systems and to help ensure that communities will be able to meet future energy needs given weather and climate variability. more
Scientists see energy gap modulations in a cuprate superconductor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists studying high-Tc superconductors have definitive evidence for the existence of a state of matter known as a pair density wave -- first predicted by theorists some 50 years ago.... more
Blocking the iron transport could stop tuberculosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The bacteria that cause tuberculosis need iron to survive. Researchers have now solved the first detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply. When the iron transport into the bacteria is... more
Elephant welfare can be assessed using two indicators  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In two new studies, scientists have investigated how to measure stress in semi-captive working elephants. The studies suggest that both physiological and behavioral approaches can be used to reliably assess the well-being... more
Stable perovskite LEDs one step closer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a perovskite light-emitting diode (LED) with both high efficiency and long operational stability. more
About the distribution of biodiversity on our planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Large open-water fish predators such as tunas or sharks hunt for prey more intensively in the temperate zone than near the equator. With this result, a study is challenging a long-standing explanation... more
Surprising hearing talents in cormorants  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The great cormorant has more sensitive hearing under water than in air. This new knowledge may help protect vulnerable bird species. more
Plant disease primarily spreads via roadsides  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A precise statistical analysis reveals that on the Åland Islands a powdery mildew fungus that is a common parasite of the ribwort plantain primarily spreads via roadsides because traffic raises the spores found on roadsides efficiently... more
Most of Earth's carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes --... more
Understanding brain tumors in children  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The causes of 40% of all cases of certain medulloblastomas -- dangerous brain tumors affecting children -- are hereditary. A genetic defect that occurs in 15% of these children plays a key role by destabilizing the production of... more
How dopamine drives brain activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that can track dopamine levels, neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences distant brain regions. more
Fish have diverse, distinct gut microbiomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The rich biodiversity of coral reefs even extends to microbial communities within fish, according to new research. The study reports that several important grazing fish on Caribbean coral reefs each harbor a distinct microbial community within... more
Oldest ever human genetic evidence clarifies dispute over our ancestors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Genetic information from an 800,000-year-old human fossil has been retrieved for the first time. The results shed light on one of the branching points in the human family... more
Traces of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to a warmer prehistoric world  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. more
The discovery of new compounds for acting on the circadian clock  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have succeeded in the discovery of novel compounds to lengthen the period of the circadian clock, and has shed light on their mechanisms of action. more
Cooperative male dolphins match the tempo of each other's calls  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
When it comes to working together, male dolphins coordinate their behavior just like us. New findings provide insight into the importance of physical and vocal coordination in alliance... more
Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as ''intermediate-mass,'' which betrayed its existence by tearing apart... more
Regular exercise benefits immunity -- even in isolation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new analysis highlights the power of regular, daily exercise on our immune system and the importance of people continuing to work-out even in lockdown. more
Cells must age for muscles to regenerate in muscle-degenerating diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Exercise can only improve strength in muscle-degenerating diseases when a specific type of muscle cell ages, report researchers. more
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