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  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    PREDICTING SEQUENCE FROM STRUCTURE

    One way to probe intricate biological systems is to block their components from interacting and see what happens. This method allows...

    Biochemistry
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    WORLD'S FINEST GOLD SPECIMEN PROBED WITH LOS ALAMOS NEUTRONS

    Using neutron characterization techniques a team of scientists have peered inside one of the most unique examples of wire gold, understanding...

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    NEW DEVICE SIMPLIFIES MEASUREMENT OF FLUORIDE CONTAMINATION IN WATER

    Adding fluoride to water is common practice in a number of countries, including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, India and Vietnam....

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    ENERGETIC PARTICLES CAN BOMBARD EXOPLANETS

    TRAPPIST-1 is a system of seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star about 120 light-years away. The star, and hence...

    Astronomy
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    MULTIPLE STELLAR POPULATIONS DETECTED IN THE CLUSTER HODGE 6

    Using ESO's Very Large Telescope , astronomers have found that the cluster Hodge 6 hosts multiple stellar populations. The detection...

    Astronomy
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    VIDEO: BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT SMALL WORLDS

    Scientists who study the solar system tend to ask big questions: How was our solar system formed? Where did the building blocks of...

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    WHAT HAPPENS TO THE NATURAL WORLD IF ALL THE INSECTS DISAPPEAR?

    There are an awful lot of insects. It's hard to say exactly how many because 80% haven't yet been described by taxonomists, but there...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    TECHNOLOGY IS USEFUL, BUT DRONES ALONE WON'T SAVE AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS

    Technology has made a tremendous difference in the world, in areas as diverse as health and education, and pretty much everything in...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCES SPREAD FASTER THAN SO FAR THOUGHT

    By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Copenhagen and the University...

    Cell & Microbiology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    A CALL FOR A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK TO ADDRESS REPLICATION CRISIS FACING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    A pair of researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Harvard University has published a Perspective...

    Science, Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    RETURNING LOST EAGLE SPECIES TO WALES

    Research taking place in Wales could see the return of lost eagle species to our countryside, bringing both conservation and economic...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    UPGRADED WATER RISK FILTER WILL HELP COMPANIES RESPOND TO WORSENING WATER RISKS

    With water crises posing a growing threat to the global economy, WWF today announced a major upgrade to its Water Risk Filter, launching...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    GENETICS EFFORTS ENRICHING NUTRITION OF POPCORN, SORGHUM

    Two kernels of the same idea-cultivating protein quality in cereal grains-are reaching maturity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    Biochemistry Biotechnology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    LINKING SENSING TO SIGNALING DURING PLANT IMMUNITY

    Plant defense against invading pathogens relies upon effective recognition of non-self organisms and a subsequent signaling response...

    Biotechnology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    PHYSICISTS PINPOINT A SIMPLE MECHANISM THAT MAKES BACTERIA RESISTANT TO ANTIBIOTICS

    Physicists at McMaster University have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend...

    Cell & Microbiology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    SYNCHROTRON LIGHT TO ANALYSE MINING WASTE IN MARINE SEDIMENT IN THE PORTMAN BAY

    The ALBA Synchrotron is expected to reveal the environmental impact of the tons of mining waste thrown for over 40 years into Portman...

    Science, Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    WHAT'S REALLY FEEDING LONG ISLAND'S DESTRUCTIVE BROWN TIDES?

    Researchers at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory may have found a new strategy to limit the growth of an algae...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    'URGENT STEPS' NEEDED TO SAVE AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST RIVER SYSTEM

    The viability of a key river that feeds into Australia's biggest water system is under threat if poor conditions that killed millions...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    ISTANBUL VETS MAKE CITY'S STRAY ANIMALS FEEL AT HOME

    Concerned for the health of a black cat roaming around the university campus where she works, Mevlude dropped off the feline at the...

    Plants & Animals
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 18, 2019

    RESEARCHERS FIRST TO SHOW HINGE MORPHOLOGY OF CLICK BEETLE'S LATCH MECHANISM

    Aimy Wissa, assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering at Illinois, leads an interdisciplinary research team to study...

    Science, Plants & Animals