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First stars in the Universe

After 12 billion years travelling across the Universe, we can see the light of...

Astronomers are closing in on a signal that has been travelling across the Universe for 12 billion years, bringing them nearer to understanding the life and death of the...
Eli Stavitski

What if carbon dioxide could be turned to pure liquid fuel?

An electrolyzer that uses renewable electricity could produce pure liquid fuels from carbon dioxide in an efficient and environmentally friendly way, researchers report. In its latest prototype, the catalytic reactor...
Lucy ancestor

How was the face of the early human ancestors?

Researchers have discovered a “remarkably complete” cranium of a 3.8-million-year-old early human ancestor. Working for the past 15 years at the Woranso-Mille paleontological site in the Afar region of Ethiopia,...
Space debris

U.N. warns space debris threatens our communications

One of the largest human landfills is above our heads and is invisible to the naked eye. Six decades of space races have left thousands of tons of scrap metal...
When environmental temperatures drop to uncomfortable and even dangerous levels, receptor proteins within the sensory nerves in the skin perceive the change, and they relay that information to the brain. This is true for organisms from humans all the way down to the tiny, millimeter-long worms that researchers study in Xu’s lab: the model system Caenorhabditis elegans.

How humans (as all animals) actually sense cold

A newly identified receptor protein lets animals, from worms to humans, sense cold temperatures, researchers report. “Clearly, nerves in the skin can sense cold, but no one has been able...
Microglia and Alzheimer plaques

Mouse brains don’t form Alzheimer’s plaques at all when microglia is removed

A new way to forestall Alzheimer’s disease in a laboratory setting could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. Researchers found that when they removed brain immune...
Campi Flegrei

Can help this technology to recognise where a volcano will erupt?

Most of the times you see the eruption of a volcano on TV or the internet, the magma shoots right out of its top. However, it is not so...
Four legged robot

Cockroaches are the best model for moving robots

A cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots gets its inspiration from the superb scurrying skills of cockroaches. Normally, understanding how insects’ or robots’ moving parts...

Podcasts and reading stimulate the same cognitive and emotional parts of the brain

Listening to a book likely stimulates the same cognitive and emotional parts of the brain as reading it, new research shows. Neuroscientists created interactive maps that can predict where different...
Dead Sea snow-salt

Team cracks mystery of Dead Sea summer ‘snow’

New research may solve the mystery behind the the Dead Sea’s salt crystal “snowfall.” It’s summertime at the Dead Sea, and for locals and visitors enjoying the large saltwater lake...
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‘Phyjama’, the sleeping wearable

Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, for example,...
Facebook Libra

France warns that the EU will not authorise Facebook crypto currency

The French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, warned on Thursday that the European Union (EU) will not authorise the crypto currency Facebook wants to...
New Joker movie character

More than twenty Android apps have been affected by a malware called Joker

New malware has circumvented the security of the Google Play Store and infected more than 20 applications with more than thousands of downloads worldwide. On...
Fitness gamification

A little competition improves the results of your exercise

Wearables might not offer enough motivation to get your daily steps, but a little competition might work. Researchers combined behavioral insights, gaming elements such as...
Professional gamers

Seating position and movements predict a eSports player’s skill level in 77% of cases

A group of scientists from Skoltech's Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering Center (CDISE) won the Best Paper Award at the prestigious 5th IEEE...
Girl in ball pool

How friction causes static electricity?

A new model shows how rubbing two objects together creates static electricity, the answer to a mystery that has confounded scientists for more than...
Backyard chicken poultry

Risks and advantages of raising chickens in your backyard

When it comes to backyard poultry farming, there are some basic do’s and don’ts for keeping both you and your animals safe. Backyard poultry farming...

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