Sweet dreams are made of this: why dream analysis is flourishing
Dinosaur tail found in Chile stuns scientists
Are dreams a message from the soul or meaningless ‘brain farts’? Groups dedicated to interpretation are thrivingJason DeBord regrets the demise of an old parlour game once much-loved in the 19th century: What Did I Eat Last Night? It involved a player recounting their dreams – recorded in a journal upon waking – as an audience was challenged to guess what dream-provoking food they had...
Total solar eclipse brings darkness to Antarctic summer
Chilean paleontologists on Wednesday presented their findings on a dinosaur discovered three years ago in Patagonia which they said had a highly unusual tail that has stumped researchers
I was told the 12 steps would cure my addiction. Why did I end up feeling more broken?
Video released by NASA shows a total solar eclipse as seen from Western Antarctica on Saturday.
Meth use, intimate partner violence weaken immune function in HIV-positive men
In this quasi-religious programme, ‘working the steps’ is the remedy for any problem, but for me the cracks soon started to showEight of us sat together in a circle in a wooden shed, an outbuilding at a large country house, somewhere in the south of England. The door was ajar, and spring light flooded the room. “Can anyone name any treatment methods for addiction, other than the 12 steps?”...
How you speak up at work can affect whether you're picked for a team
A study of HIV-positive black and Latino men who have sex with men finds the use of methamphetamine combined with intimate partner violence boosted the activity of genes that regulate the body's inflammatory and antiviral functions. The combination may lead to exhaustion of the immune system in people living with HIV, increasing the risk for developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular...
Chemical pollutants disrupt reproduction in anemonefish, study finds
Business leaders and management experts often encourage people to speak up in the workplace. Suggesting a creative idea or a more efficient way to work can help companies overcome challenges and meet goals. But new research shows another, more subtle and often overlooked form of speaking up has a big effect on the way work gets done and how teams come together.
Ocean pollution is unfortunately becoming more commonplace, raising concerns over the effect of chemicals that are leaching into the water. In a new study, researchers have discovered how these chemicals can affect the reproduction in common anemonefish Amphiprion ocellaris.
FRIDAY 3. DECEMBER 2021
Warmest fall on record for many Kivalliq communities set to break next week as winds shift
Research finds nasal problem plagued long-nosed crocodile relatives
The unusually warm weather hanging over the Kivalliq region of Nunavut is poised to end this weekend, but the lingering effects of the hottest fall on record for many communities have yet to be...
Daytime meals may reduce health risks linked to night shift work
Research published in the journal Anatomical Record finds that humans have more in common with endangered crocodiles than we think—namely, a deviated septum.
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Immune system-stimulating nanoparticle could lead to more powerful vaccines
A small clinical trial has found that eating during the nighttime -- like many shift workers do -- can increase glucose levels, while eating only during the daytime might prevent the higher glucose levels now linked with a nocturnal work life.
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Injectable gels could help repair heart tissue and spinal cord injuries
Researchers designed a new nanoparticle adjuvant that may be more potent than others now in use. Studies in mice showed it significantly improved antibody production following vaccination against HIV, diphtheria and influenza.
To capture single photons, researchers create an interference 'wall'
Bob McDonald’s blog: Advanced new bioengineered materials could be used to help difficult-to-repair tissues...
Understanding mouthfeel of food using physics
Photons are the basis for many next-generation quantum technologies, including ultra-secure quantum communications and potentially game-changing quantum computers.
Australia and Omicron: how and when will the Covid pandemic actually end?
Food texture can make the difference between passing on a plate and love at first bite. To date, most studies on food texture center on relating a food's overall composition to its mechanical properties. Our understanding of how microscopic structure and changes in the shape of food affect food texture, however, remains underdeveloped.
Where did western honey bees come from? New research finds the sweet spot
We were looking forward to a summer of relative normality, then along came a new coronavirus variantFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesVaccine rollout tracker; Cases and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingIt was meant to be Australia’s summer of hope.With vaccination rates against Covid-19 high, international travel restarting, and most states...
Studying our solar system's protective bubble
For decades, scientists have hotly debated the origin of the western honey bee. Now, new research led by York University has discovered these popular honey-producing bees most likely originated in Asia.
Potential new gene editing tools uncovered
A multi-institutional team of astrophysicists headquartered at Boston University, led by BU astrophysicist Merav Opher, has made a breakthrough discovery in our understanding of the cosmic forces that shape the protective bubble surrounding our solar system—a bubble that shelters life on Earth and is known by space researchers as the heliosphere.
3D fault information improves alert accuracy for earthquake early warning
Few developments have rocked the biotechnology world or generated as much buzz as the discovery of CRISPR-Cas systems, a breakthrough in gene editing recognized in 2020 with a Nobel Prize. But these systems that naturally occur in bacteria are limited because they can make only small tweaks to genes. In recent years, scientists discovered a different system in bacteria that might lead to even more...
Toys prove to be better investment than gold, art, and financial securities
Three-dimensional fault models are generally more accurate than two-dimensional line models at sending ground shaking alerts to the correct areas as part of an earthquake early warning system, according to a new study.
Using green tea as reducing reagent for the preparation of nanomaterials to synthesize ammonia
Unusual ways of investment, such as collecting toys, can generate high returns. For example, secondary market prices of retired LEGO sets grow by 11% annually, which is faster than gold, stocks, and bonds, HSE University economists say. Their paper was published in the Research in International Business and Finance journal.
Lightweight space robot with precise control developed
Researchers have shown that green tea can be used as a reducing reagent for the preparation of nanomaterials to synthesize ammonia. Compared with bulk graphitic carbon nitride, the optimal sample had 2.93-fold photocatalytic nitrate reduction to ammonia activity (2.627 mg/h/gcat), and the NH3 selectivity increased from 50.77% to 77.9%. The team published their approach on September 06 in Energy...
Concerns raised by salmon group over discoveries of farmed fish in East Coast rivers
Robots are already in space. From landers on the moon to rovers on Mars and more, robots are the perfect candidates for space exploration: they can bear extreme environments while consistently repeating the same tasks in exactly the same way without tiring. Like robots on Earth, they can accomplish both dangerous and mundane jobs, from space walks to polishing a spacecraft's surface. With space...
Research suggests cross-breeding can damage the wild stocks' long-term...