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Lañilawal, a Patagonian cypress that may be one of the oldest trees on Earth, needs greater protection if scientists are to understand its secrets of survival, an environmental scientist says
’Tis the season for hordes of blue jellyfishlike creatures to wash up on California beaches
New technology gleans the gist of stories a person hears while laying in a brain scanner
Science educator Bill Nye reflects on his newest series ‘The End Is Nye,’ the success of NASA’s DART mission and how he stays optimistic about fighting climate change.
Discover Magazine / 2d
As La Niña recedes in the rearview mirror and El Niño looms ahead, more warming records could soon be broken.
Neuroscientists and other experts have pinpointed key differences — and some striking similarities — in the brains of people who speak vastly different languages.
A new analysis of alcohol research refutes the notion that a drink a day keeps the doctor away, and consensus seems to be rising among experts.
When Edwin Hubble observed distant galaxies in the 1920s, he made the groundbreaking discovery that the universe is expanding. It was not until 1998, however, that scientists observing Type Ia supernovae further discovered that the universe is not just expanding but has begun a phase of accelerating expansion. “To explain this acceleration, we need a source,” says Joseph Mohr, astrophysicist at LM
Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), researchers have found, for the first time, the fingerprints left by the explosion of the first stars in the universe. They detected three distant gas clouds whose chemical composition matches what we expect from the first stellar explosions. These findings bring us one step closer to understanding the nature of the first stars that formed after the Big Bang
A team of international researchers led by Professor Cafer T. Yavuz of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Prof. Bo Liu from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), and Prof. Qiang Xu of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) have developed a promising method for carbon capture and storage.
Corporal punishment should be prohibited nationally and supported by a public education campaign and greater access to parental supports, according to a new research paper.
Indigenous people living near oil fields in the Peruvian Amazon have high levels of metals in their urine
Indigenous communities living near oil exploration sites in the Peruvian Amazon have high levels of mercury, cadmium and lead in their bodies. This is the conclusion of a study led by Cristina O’Callaghan Gordo, a researcher at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). She is also a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and co-director
The 200 million Europeans who live in coastal zones are already feeling the impact of global warming through extreme variations in sea level and flooding.
Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), researchers have found for the first time the fingerprints left by the explosion of the first stars in the Universe. They detected three distant gas clouds whose chemical composition matches what we expect from the first stellar explosions. These findings bring us one step closer to understanding the nature of the first stars that formed after the Big Bang.
A new study shows that sleep spindles, brief bursts of brain activity occurring during one phase of sleep and captured by EEG, may regulate anxiety in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If you’re a fan of arts and crafts, you’re likely familiar with the messy, sticky, frustration-inducing nature of liquid glues. But researchers now have a brand-new way to weld squishy stuff together without the need for glue at all. They’ve demonstrated a universal, ‘electroadhesion’ technique that can adhere soft materials to each other just by running electricity through them.
ScienceDaily / 19h
A new study analyzing data on over 20,000 U.S. adults links a healthier diet and increased exercise to weight loss that reduces heart disease risk — while associating skipping meals and taking prescription diet pills with minimal weight loss, weight maintenance or weight gain.
ScienceDaily / 24min
Scientists studied guinea pigs’ communication to understand how the brain recognizes communication sounds regardless of accents and surrounding noise.