An international team of plant scientists have shown the potential to rapidly improve the quality of barley grain through a genetic tool known as CRISPR or gene editing.
Adding calcium to graphene creates an extremely-promising superconductor, but where does the calcium go? In a new study, a Monash-led team has for the first time confirmed what actually happens to those calcium atoms. Surprising everyone, the calcium goes underneath both the upper graphene sheet and a lower ‘buffer’ sheet, […]
An international consortium of researchers under the aegis of CMIP6 has calculated new estimates for the melting of Earth’s ice sheets due to greenhouse gas emissions and its impact on sea levels, showing that the ice sheets could together contribute more than 40 cm by the end of 2100.
Researchers have identified the protein GLT-1 as the neurotransmitter glutamate transporter in the brain that is related to cortical spreading depression, a pathological condition that underlies migraines. The researchers found that mice lacking GLT-1, but not other glutamate receptors, were more susceptible to cortical spreading depression than were controls. GLT-1 […]
Ecologists examining plastic pollution entering oceans, rivers and lakes around the world annually, outline potential impacts of various mitigation strategies over the coming decade. The researchers estimate the scale of human response needed to reduce future emissions and manage what’s already floating around out there and recommend a fundamental shift […]
It is better to invest in measures that make it easier for women to visit a doctor during pregnancy than measures to repair birth injuries. This is the conclusion from mathematicians, using Uganda as an example.
The gang responsible for the Maze ransomware family conducted an attack in which they distributed their malware payload inside of a virtual machine (VM). Sophos’ Managed Threat Response (MTR) observed the technique in action while investigating an attack that occurred back in July 2020. In that incident, the attackers packaged […]
US Indicts Two Over Cyber-Intrusion CampaignThe US has indicted two Iranians in connection with the theft of hundreds of terabytes of sensitive data from computers in America, Europe, and the Middle East. Hooman Heidarian, aged 30, and Mehdi Farhadi, 34, were allegedly involved in a slew of coordinated hacks perpetrated to make […]
Fatality After Hospital Hacked A woman in need of urgent medical treatment has died after a hospital under cyber-attack was unable to admit her. Attackers struck the Düsseldorf University Clinic (DUC) last Thursday, causing IT systems at the major hospital to fail. Because of the attack, a woman seeking emergency […]
Stalkerware Banned from Google Play StoreGoogle has told app developers to remove from its Play Store stalkerware capable of operating behind the scenes without the user’s consent. The tech giant yesterday issued an update to its Developer Program Policy requiring all apps that track users and send their data to another device […]
Preserving terrestrial biodiversity requires more ambitious land-conservation targets to be established and met. At the same time, ‘bending the curve’ on biodiversity loss needs more efficient food production, and healthier and less wasteful consumption and trade. If undertaken with ‘unprecedented ambition and coordination,’ these efforts provide an opportunity to reverse […]
Researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, have layering that seems consistent with volcanic activity. The finding could provide insights into the enigmatic planet’s geological history.
An international effort that brought together more than 60 ice, ocean and atmosphere scientists from three dozen international institutions has generated new estimates of how much of an impact Earth’s melting ice sheets.
Over 99% of terrestrial ice is bound up in the ice sheets covering Antarctic and Greenland. Even partial melting of this ice due to climate change will significantly contribute to sea level rise. But how much exactly? For the first time ever, glaciologists, oceanographers, and climatologists from 13 countries have […]
A fruit used for centuries in countries around the world is getting the nutritional thumbs-up from a team of researchers. Breadfruit, which grows in abundance in tropical and South Pacific countries, has long been a staple in the diet of many people. The fruit can be eaten when ripe, or […]
Women with a longer reproductive period had an elevated risk for dementia in old age, compared with those who were fertile for a shorter period, a population-based study.
Metformin is the first-line drug that can lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients. One third of patients do not respond to metformin treatment and 5 per cent experience serious side effects, which is the reason many choose to stop medicating. Researchers have now identified biomarkers that can […]
Already, climate change is having an impact on the conditions of space observation at the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert. In future, new telescopes will have to be adapted to the expected changes, a new study.
Current research suggests that more complex life-forms, including humans, evolved from a symbiosis event between bacteria and another single-celled organism known as archaea. However, evidence of a transition period in which the two organisms mixed where nowhere to be found. That is, until now. In the deep waters of the […]
Deep-sea coral reefs face challenges as changes to ocean chemistry triggered by climate change may cause their foundations to become brittle, a study suggests.
Researchers have shown that high-resolution movies of molecular dynamics can be recorded using electrons ejected from the molecule by an intense laser field.
Researchers have used a computer model to test a new hypothesis about the formation of the Alps while simulating seismic activity in Switzerland. This will help improve current earthquake risk models.
Pity the glycan. A lab has created these very tools by commandeering simple, single-celled microorganisms – namely E. coli bacteria – and engineering them to explore the complex process of glycosylation and the functional role that protein-linked glycans play in health and disease.
A team of international collaborators identifies a new cause of syndromic microcephaly caused by LMNB1 mutations that disrupt the nuclear envelope.
The collaboration revealed that the symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi provides nitrates to plants, which could lead to reduced fertilizer use.
Researchers presented a highly flexible but sturdy wearable piezoelectric harvester using the simple and easy fabrication process of hot pressing and tape casting. This energy harvester, which has record high interfacial adhesion strength, will take us one step closer to being able to manufacture embedded wearable electronics.
The world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken soon.
A new study quantified the amount of Saharan dust reaching the Amazon to better understand how dust could impact soil fertility in the region. Intense tropical weathering and local biomass burning have both contributed to nutrient-poor soil in the Amazon Basin.
When used to manage infections, the drug itraconazole is generally given at a single, fixed dose to all patients. But determining the correct dosage of the drug to help treat cancer isn’t that simple, new research suggests.
A new study finds a trigger for the Little Ice Age that cooled Europe from the 1300s through mid-1800s, and supports surprising model results suggesting that under the right conditions sudden climate changes can occur spontaneously, without external forcing.
Researchers in Finland found a link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a type of bleeding stroke, in a study of more than 16,000 pairs of twins over 42 years. The study found that bleeding in the brain can be explained to a greater degree by environmental risk factors, such […]
A new study deepens the understanding of the development of T cell, an important component of the immune system.
Neuroscientists distinguish brain regions based on what they do, but now have a new way to overlay information about how they are built, too.
Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, according to new researchers. The study is the first to quantify these complications of oral steroids in a nationwide population of children.
Researchers have developed an automated 3D printing method that can produce multicolor 3D microstructures using different materials. The new method could be used to make a variety of optical components including optical sensors and light-driven actuators as well as multimaterial structures for applications such as soft robotics and medical applications.
The scientists developed nanoscale copper wires with specially shaped surfaces to catalyze a chemical reaction that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while generating ethylene — a valuable chemical simultaneously.
A new study shows that single-dose and two-dose regimens of Vi-DT typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) are safe and immunogenic in children 6-23 months of age, a group with high rates of typhoid fever in resource-limited settings.
Think spending time with your kids and spouse is the key to your happiness? You may actually be happier getting together with your friends, a new study finds.
A research team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. The system, which uses extremely thin biomaterials implanted in the body, also protects nerve fibers (axons) that connect nerve cells in injured […]
Turbulent air in the atmosphere affects how cloud droplets form. New research in a cloud chamber changes the way clouds, and therefore climate, are modeled.
Researchers have developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector. It is based on miniaturized photonic circuits on top of a silicon chip. With a size 100 times smaller than an average human hair, the new detector can visualize features that are much smaller than previously possible, leading to what is known […]
The amount of synthetic microfiber we shed into our waterways has been of great concern over the last few years, and for good reason: Every laundry cycle releases in its wastewater tens of thousands of tiny, near-invisible plastic fibers whose persistence and accumulation can affect aquatic habitats and food systems, […]
A medical robotic hand could allow doctors to more accurately diagnose and treat people from halfway around the world, but currently available technologies aren’t good enough to match the in-person experience. Now researchers have reported that they have designed and produced a smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand […]
Failures in a quality control system that protects protein-building fidelity in cells can lead to motor neuron degeneration and related diseases, according to a new study shows.
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- Using controlled environment food production to solve food shortages
- New machine learning algorithms offer safety and fairness guarantees
- Nature’s secret recipe for making leaves
- Almost a third of tropical Africa’s flora faces extinction
- Magnesium deprivation stops pathogen growth
- Big plans to save the planet depend on nanoscopic materials improving energy storage
- Non-coding DNA located outside chromosomes may help drive glioblastoma
- Study offers first large-sample evidence of the effect of ethics training on financial sector
- A new antibiotic to combat drug-resistant bacteria is in sight
- Deep learning to analyze neurological problems
- Genetic studies reveal how rat lungworm evolves
- Simple model explains why different four-legged animals adopt similar gaits
- Grid reliability under climate change may require more power generation capacity
- How to design and control robots with stretchy, flexible bodies
- Breaking (and restoring) graphene’s symmetry in a twistable electronics device
- Online reviews reveal need for specialized drug treatment facility assessments
- Dung beetle discovery revises biologists’ understanding of how nature innovates
- Brain biomarker predicts compulsive drinking
- Who is left behind in Mass Drug Administration?
- Dissecting connections between chronic stress, inflammation and depression
- Scientists help soldiers figure out what robots know
- Diet pills, laxatives used for weight control linked with later eating disorder diagnosis
- Germ-free lungs of newborn mice are partially protected against hyperoxia
- Study probes relationship between strange metals and high-temperature superconductors
- Bone breakthrough may lead to more durable airplane wings
- Boosting 5G technology
- Fighting opioids with an unlikely supplemental painkiller: Anti-itch medicine
- Some hyper-realistic masks more believable than human faces, study suggests
- Assessing different HPV vaccines and vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boys
- Pollinator friendliness can extend beyond early spring
- Science underestimated dangerous effects of sleep deprivation
- How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens
- New antenna tech to equip ceramic coatings with heat radiation control
- Wildfires in Oregon’s blue mountains to become more frequent, severe due to climate change
- Lack of sleep may explain why poor people get more heart disease
- Scientists discover surprising quantum effect in an exotic superconductor
- Efficient bottom-up synthesis of new perovskite material for the production of ammonia
- NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs
- Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS
- Scientists identify underlying molecular mechanisms of Alexander disease
- Researchers visualize bacteria motor in first step toward human-produced electrical energy
- Changing experiences of the natural world
- DNA repeats — the genome’s dark matter
- Old newspapers can be used to grow carbon nanotubes
- Universal features of music around the world
- Clean air research converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical
- New method for using spin waves in magnetic materials
- New technology developed to improve forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis
- Dangerous bacteria communicate to avoid antibiotics
- Filaments that structure DNA
- Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson’s disease
- Do obesity and smoking impact healing after wrist fracture surgery?
- Tiny devices made of DNA detect cancer with fewer false alarms
- Small, fast, and highly energy-efficient memory device inspired by lithium-ion batteries
- New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft
- In a first for cell biology, scientists observe ribosome assembly in real time
- Bacteria-infecting viruses bind mucosal surface and protect from disease
- Clear, conductive coating could protect advanced solar cells, touch screens
- Samoa climate change resilience challenges Western perceptions
- Using artificial intelligence to determine whether immunotherapy is working
- Scientists find early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed
- ‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas
- New data on the evolution of plants and origin of species
- Achieving quantum supremacy
- Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes
- Arthropods formed orderly lines 480 million years ago
- Ancient stars shed light on Earth’s similarities to other planets
- Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it, study shows
- Mars once had salt lakes similar to those on Earth
- Gimme six! Researchers discover aye-aye’s extra finger
- Schools of molecular ‘fish’ could improve display screens
- ESO telescope reveals what could be the smallest dwarf planet yet in the solar system
- New measurement of Hubble constant adds to cosmic mystery
- By targeting flu-enabling protein, antibody may protect against wide-ranging strains
- Did an extraterrestrial impact trigger the extinction of ice-age animals?
- Putting the ‘bang’ in the Big Bang
- Micromotors push around single cells and particles
- Engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air
- Dolphins demonstrate coordinated cooperation
- Three-drug combo improves lung function in most common genetic form of cystic fibrosis
- How measles wipes out the body’s immune memory
- Ornament with eagle talons from Neanderthal Period
- Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space
- The world is getting wetter, yet water may become less available for North America and Eurasia
- Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children
- Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain
- Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale
- Any amount of running linked to significantly lower risk of early death
- Why is ice so slippery?
- Data-driven definition of unhealthy yet pervasive ‘hyper-palatable’ foods
- Microbes harvest electrons: Novel process discovered
- New model for the way humans localize sounds
- New measurement yields smaller proton radius
- Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business
- Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy
- Hubble captures a dozen sunburst arc doppelgangers
- Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability
- Chemists observe ‘spooky’ quantum tunneling
- Bacteria may contribute more to climate change as planet heats up
- Good noise, bad noise: White noise improves hearing
- Chaotic ‘Lévy walks’ are a good strategy for animals
- Researchers discover how worms pass down knowledge through the generations
- Algorithm boosts efficiency, nutrition for food bank ops
- Authoritative new analysis links increased omega-3 intake to cardioprotection and improved cardiovascular outcomes
- Scientists explaining how diverse species coexist in microbial communities
- Ten minutes of massage or rest will help your body fight stress
- Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120000 years ago
- Shift in West African wildmeat trade suggests erosion of cultural taboos
- Uncovering the clock that sets the speed of embryo development
- Humans develop more slowly than mice because our chemistry is different
- Many practitioners are not prescribing HIV prevention medication
- New method adds and subtracts for sustainability’s true measure
- Invasive shrimp-sucking parasite continues northward Pacific expansion
- Wildfire on the rise since 1984 in Northern California’s coastal ranges
- The Phish scale: New tool helps IT staff see why users click on fraudulent emails
- How Dantu blood group protects against malaria, and how all humans could benefit
- Generation of three-dimensional heart organoids
- Potent drug supply drop, not domestic drug policies, likely behind 2018 OD death downturn
- New on/off functionality for fast, sensitive, ultra-small technologies
- Defying a 150-year-old rule for phase behavior
- Shape matters for light-activated nanocatalysts
- Undersea earthquakes shake up climate science
- All-optical method sets record for ultrafast high-spatial-resolution imaging: 15 trillion frames per second
- Palo Alto SD-WAN gets analytics, Prisma security
- A better informed society can prevent lead poisoning disasters
- 5 supply chain cybersecurity risks and best practices
- Like humans, chimpanzees can suffer for life if orphaned before adulthood
- Paladin Appoints Former NCSC CEO
- Netwalker Goes After Nurses’ Data
- Connecting the dots on food access
- Nano-microscope gives first direct observation of the magnetic properties of 2D materials
- Coffee associated with improved survival in metastatic colorectal cancer patients
- Novel mechanism may confer protection against glaucoma
- OneSpan Appoints New Chief Technology Officer
- #GartnerSEC: Cybersecurity Leaders Must Start Preparing for the Next Decade
- Cloud Migration 101: Strategy, Precautions, Risks, and Security
- How to deal with the challenges of cloud storage vs. SAN
- Enterprise 5G deployment options and how to procure them
- How to establish enterprise 5G partnerships and when
- Top 4 firewall-as-a-service security features and benefits
- How to build a private 5G network architecture
- UK government reveals more insight into imminent contact-tracing app
- New design principles for spin-based quantum materials
- Raids and bloody rituals among ancient steppe nomads
- Glyphosate residue in manure fertilizer decrease strawberry and meadow fescue growth
- Nose’s response to odors more than just a simple sum of parts
- Mosquito-borne viruses linked to stroke
- Self-induced ultrafast demagnetization limits the amount of light diffracted from magnetic samples at soft x-ray energies
- Mapping the decision-making pathways in the brain
- New high-speed test shows how antibiotics combine to kill bacteria
- Outgoing NCSC CEO: Ransomware threat kept us up at night
- Solar storm forecasts for Earth improved with help from the public
- Biologists create new genetic systems to neutralize gene drives
- Engineers produce a fisheye lens that’s completely flat
- Mapping the 1.6 billion people who live near forests
- Researchers develop simple method to 3D print milk products
- Unverricht-Lundborg disease is more common in Finland than elsewhere in the world
- Promising computer simulations for stellarator plasmas
- How researchers look at the bird brain in action
- VLBA makes first direct distance measurement to magnetar
- 7 IoT training certifications to take your next career step
- Congressman offered Julian Assange a ‘win-win’ deal that would help President Trump
- US government deplatforms TikTok and WeChat
- New mathematical tool can select the best sensors for the job
- ‘Cellular compass’ guides stem cell division in plants
- Genetic adaptation to climate change is swift in crop pests
- Algorithms uncover cancers’ hidden genetic losses and gains
- Shedding light on the development of efficient blue-emitting semiconductors
- Sugar promotes sperm longevity in pig reproductive tract
- Cyber-fraud Prevention Company CEO Charged with Fraud
- Ericsson acquires Cradlepoint to accelerate enterprise 5G
- Quizzes improve academic performance
- The brain’s memory abilities inspire AI experts in making neural networks less ‘forgetful’
- Consumers value difficult decisions over easy choices
- Europe’s old-growth forests at risk
- Keys to control the ‘driver of cancer’s aggressiveness’
- #GartnerSEC: Ensuring Buy-In for Security Awareness
- German Hospital Hit by Ransomware, Patient Dies After Being Redirected
- Open Data Institute explores diverse range of data governance structures
- German authorities probe ransomware hospital death
- What will increased remote working mean for tech salaries?
- Scientists ‘scent train’ honeybees to boost sunflowers’ seed production
- Supercooled water is a stable liquid, scientists show for the first time
- #GartnerSEC: Combine Security and Customer Experience Online to Tackle Fraud
- Ex-NCSC boss Ciaran Martin joins cyber venture capital outfit
- Business Owners Targeted by HMRC #COVID19 Tax Relief Scam
- #GartnerSEC: Understand the Destination of Digital Transformation for Better Buy-In
- UK Parliamentary committee casts doubt on value of OneWeb satellite project
- Rampant Kitten spent six years hacking Iranian dissidents
- Pure Storage to Acquire Portworx to Expand Multi-Cloud Data Services Offering
- Data institutions play critical role in solving global social problems
- A scientific first: How psychedelics bind to key brain cell receptor
- Scientists discover what happens in our brains when we make educated guesses
- Curve at tip of shoes eases movement but may lead to weaker muscles, problems
- Hubble captures crisp new portrait of Jupiter’s storms
- Understanding the movement patterns of free-swimming marine snails
- New calculation refines comparison of matter with antimatter
- Time-restricted feeding improves health without altering the body’s core clock
- Secret of plant dietary fiber structure revealed
- 0.5°C of additional warming has a huge effect on global aridity