Fragrances like rose scent can easily help to better consolidate memory during sleep, as researchers at the University of Freiburg — Medical Center show / Experiment with school classes confirms and simplifies a highly regarded study.
As well as sequencing the whole genome of coronavirus 2019-nCoV, the Institut Pasteur continued to work on the samples taken from the first confirmed cases. The quality of these initial samples enabled rapid cell-culture isolation of the new virus. The Institut Pasteur’s scientists now have access to the virus responsible for the infection. The isolation of the virus paves the way for new diagnost
New modelling research, published in The Lancet, estimates that up to 75,800 individuals in the Chinese city of Wuhan may have been infected with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as of Jan. 25, 2020.
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 4: The research team’s aim was to investigate mAb 6G5j binding characteristics and to validate fluorescence targeting of colorectal tumors and metastases in patient derived orthotopic xenograft models with fluorescently labeled 6G5j.
Weightlifters could do less and get stronger by changing the amount they lift each session, according to new research. Sports scientists from the University of Lincoln, UK, compared the weight lifting amounts of athletes using a traditional one rep max method with athletes who adjusted their loads at each session, and found all those who tailored their weights became stronger despite lifting less
Researchers at EPFL and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) have found that the temperature of Swiss rivers is rising steadily. This situation is straining ecosystems and could limit the use of this water in Switzerland’s nuclear and hydropower industries.
Chi Chen, a Boston University graduate researcher, and Ranga Myneni, a BU College of Arts & Sciences professor of earth and environment, released a new paper that reveals how humans are helping to increase the Earth’s plant and tree cover, which absorbs carbon from the atmosphere and cools our planet. The boom of vegetation, fueled by greenhouse gas emissions, could be skewing our perception of ho
Theoretical physicists from Trinity College Dublin have found a deep link between one of the most striking features of quantum mechanics—quantum entanglement—and thermalisation, which is the process in which something comes into thermal equilibrium with its surroundings.
A RUDN University physicist has developed a formula for calculating Hawking radiation on the event horizon of a black hole, which allows physicists to determine how this radiation would be changed with quantum corrections to Einstein’s theory of gravity. This formula will allow researchers to test the accuracy of different versions of the quantum gravity theory by observing black holes, and compri
Sometimes, physics theories and constructs can also be used to study seemingly unrelated phenomena, such as social behaviors or dynamics. While human beings are not necessarily similar to specific physical particles, theories or techniques that physicists typically use to analyze behavioral patterns in atoms or electrons may aid the general understanding of large-scale social behaviors as long as
View this post on Instagram You’re looking at the highest resolution observation of the Sun’s surface ever taken! Collected over a period of 10 minutes, the footage from the Daniel K Inouye Telescope shows features as small as 18 miles in size. So, what does all this activity actually represent? The vicious movement of heat on a near-unimaginable scale. The National Solar Observatory (NSO)
The bigger the venue and the band’s itinerary, the heftier the carbon footprint of the tour. (Deposit /) The live-entertainment industry is a dominating force in music—just look at all the people flipping out over the My Chemical Romance tour this week. Fans bought 57.7 million concert tickets worldwide in 2019. By 2023, the global accounting firm PWC estimates live music ticket sales will genera
An Australian lab successfully reproduced the Wuhan coronavirus this week. (Nicola Sap De Mitri/Flickr CC/) Ian Christopher Davis is a professor of veterinary medicine at the Ohio State University. This story originally featured on The Conversation . See PopSci ’s updated post for more Wuhan coronavirus news . Scientists at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne, Aust
Researchers are finding that space might be an ideal environment for growing freestanding organs. Three-dimensional printers have now assembled candy, clothing, and even mouse ovaries . But in the next decade, specialized bioprinters could begin to build functioning human organs in space. It turns out, the minimal gravity conditions in space may provide a more ideal environment for building organ
On a 4K TV, you’d have enough resolution to see that this definitely isn’t a picture of the Super Bowl. (Pixabay/) UPDATE: Since we originally published this article, Fox pulled support for its stand-alone apps on Roku devices, so if that was your plan to stream the game, you’re now out of luck. The announcement stems from a contractual disagreement and it only affects stand-alone Fox apps like F
Efforts to craft a vaccine may grow more urgent. (DepositPhotos/) A new and unnerving Strep A threat is on the horizon: a version of the bacteria that’s partly or wholly resistant to penicillin and other antibiotics. Streptococcus A is perhaps most infamous for being the most common cause of strep throat—a painful inflammation most common among children that can last weeks and cause serious compl
New modeling research estimates that up to 75,800 individuals in the Chinese city of Wuhan may have been infected with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as of Jan. 25, 2020. The authors caution that given the lack of a robust and detailed timeline of records of suspected, probable, and confirmed cases and close contacts, the true size of the epidemic and its pandemic potential remains unclear.
Researchers have for the first time found a connection between the immune systems of different bird species, and the various climatic conditions in which they live. The researchers believe that as the climate changes, some birds may be exposed to diseases that they are not equipped to handle.
The circadian clock system allows the organisms to adjust to periodical changes of geophysical time. Today, increasing evidence show that disturbances in our internal clocks stemming from frequent time zone changes, irregular working schedules or ageing, have a significant impact on the development of metabolic diseases including type-2 diabetes. Using a molecule extracted from lemon peel, researc
A Silk Road guilty plea, a UN hack, and more of the week’s top security news.
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