The consequences of exploiting the ocean depths
5,993 articles from JUNE 2020
The hidden underwater map of the past
A group of international experts has just published an article in the prestigious review Nature in which they suggest responses to question such as how organisms live in the Twilight zone and how diverse they are; which organic processes transform and consume the zone's organic material; and how the organic material is carried into and out of it
The human factor limits hope of climate fixes
The UPV/EHU's Department of Mineralogy and Petrology explores the rocky, undersea, coastal platforms of the Quaternary to study the formation of the underwater landscape in the past. This research by the UPV/EHU has been published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Earth Science.
The interface of genomic information with the electronic health record
Engineering the climate can help lower temperatures and reduce climate change impacts. New research shows that when accounting for human behaviour, climate engineering leads to significant economic and social risks. In a first-of-its-kind laboratory experiment, researchers found that both rational and irrational factors in the decision to fix the climate leads to welfare losses and increased...
The Lancet: Most comprehensive study to date provides evidence on optimal physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent spread of COVID-19
In an effort to provide practical guidance and important considerations regarding how genomic information can be incorporated into electronic health records, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has released, 'The interface of genomic information with the electronic health record: a points to consider statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics...
The Milky Way has one very hot halo, astronomers find
Keeping at least one metre from other people as well as wearing face coverings and eye protection, in and outside of health-care settings, could be the best way to reduce the chance of viral infection or transmission of COVID-19, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis synthesising all the available evidence from the scientific literature, published in The Lancet.
These flexible feet help robots walk faster
The halo that surrounds our own Milky Way galaxy is much hotter than scientists once believed - and it may not be unique among galaxies. The new findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held online this week because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy being overdiagnosed, overtreated
Roboticists at the University of California San Diego have developed flexible feet that can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips. The work has applications for search-and-rescue missions as well as space exploration.The researchers will present their findings at the RoboSoft conference which takes place virtually May 15 to July 15, 2020.
Tracking fossil fuel emissions with carbon-14
The current practice of testing most pregnant women for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) may be leading to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.191664
UConn study examines how Americans are coping with COVID-19 stress
Researchers from NOAA and the University of Colorado have devised a breakthrough method for estimating national emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels using ambient air samples and a well-known isotope of carbon that scientists have relied on for decades to date archaeological sites.
Universal virus detection platform to expedite viral diagnosis?
Almost overnight, the rapid emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and subsequent state and federal prevention measures dramatically altered daily behavior. A unique early study by researchers from the University of Connecticut provides the first snapshot of the immediate impact of COVID-19 on Americans' stress levels, coping strategies, and adherence to public health guidelines.
Warmer temperatures slow COVID-19 transmission, but not by much
The prompt, precise, and massive detection of a virus is the key to combat infectious diseases such as Covid-19. A new viral diagnostic strategy using reactive polymer-grafted, double-stranded RNAs will serve as a pre-screening tester for a wide range of viruses with enhanced sensitivity.
When astrocytes attack: Stem cell model shows possible mechanism behind neurodegeneration
Researchers at Mount Auburn Hospital looked at the impact of temperature, precipitation, and UV index on COVID-19 case rates in the United States during the spring months of 2020. Published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, the findings reveal that while the rate of COVID-19 incidence does decrease with warmer temperatures up until 52 degrees F, further warmer temperatures do not...
Your brain needs to be ready to remember?
A new study published today in Neuron led by The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute's Valentina Fossati, Ph.D., creates astrocytes - an integral support cell in the brain -- from stem cells and shows that in disease-like environments, these normally helpful cells can turn into neuron-killers.
Impact of children's loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come
What happens in the hippocampus even before people attempt to form memories may impact whether they remember. Study suggests 'encoding mode' may play an important role in memory formation.
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Conservation: Glimmer of hope for world's rarest primate
A rapid review into the mental health impacts of loneliness on children and young people concludes that there could be a spike in demand for mental health services in the years to come.
Conservation: Glimmer of hope for world's rarest primate
The discovery of a new breeding pair raises hope for the future of a critically endangered...
Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders
The discovery of a new breeding pair raises hope for the future of a critically endangered gibbon.
Well-known firms such as Asda and Lloyds Bank are urging ministers to prioritise the environment.