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Research reveals why it's hard to get the smell out of polyester
Horses, like our dogs and cats, are familiar to many of us, be they racehorses, police horses, or much-loved pony club mounts. So it might surprise you that horses, in Australia, are more deadly than snakes, and indeed all venomous animals combined.
Researchers find crystals of indium selenide have exceptional flexibility
Why does that favourite shirt, the one you've been wearing around the house since COVID-19 started, still stink, even after regular washing?
Unusual electron sharing found in cool crystal
A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in China and one in the U.S. has found that semiconducting crystals of indium selenide (InSe) have exceptional flexibility. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes testing samples of InSe and what they learned about the material. Xiaodong Han with Beijing University of Technology has published a Perspective...
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Surprising number of exoplanets could host life
Tungsten atoms are seen to come together in a way that is similar to an outer space ion. The finding suggests many more types of electron sharing between atoms could exist in nature.
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John Tyndall: the forgotten co-discoverer of climate science
A new study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like Jupiter.
Was Beethoven Black? A Twitter meme reveals more about race and music than the composer's origins
It is surprising that the Irish scientist John Tyndall, born 200 years ago on August 2 1820, is not better known. This is despite the existence of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, the Tyndall National Institute and the Pic Tyndall summit on the Matterhorn in the Alps. There are even several Mount Tyndalls, Tyndall glaciers and Tyndall craters on the Moon and Mars.
Bahamas. Florida brace as new Hurricane Isaias bears down
The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth, and in mid-June this year, he started trending on Twitter. Perhaps it wasn't so strange that Beethoven was popping up on social media platforms, but what was unusual and certainly unforeseen: the claim that "Beethoven was Black."
Nanoreactor strategy generates superior supported bimetallic catalysts
Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early Friday toward the U.S. East Coast as it approached the Bahamas, parts of which are still recovering from the devastation of last year's Hurricane Dorian.
Sea level rise: three visions of a future summer holiday at the coast
Supported bimetallic catalysts are an important class of catalysts in heterogeneous catalysis. They can be applied in various fields, such as electrocatalysis, biomass conversion, and hydrogen production.
Women political leaders key to "more equal and caring societies"
The COVID-19 pandemic will ensure summer 2020 is a washout for most. With international travel restrictions limiting holidays abroad, many people in the UK have opted to stay somewhere closer to home. As a result, there have been remarkable increases in the number of visitors to beaches across the UK. Thousands flocked to a beach in Bournemouth on a single day in June, causing the local council to...
Computer-aided systems may speed up new anticancer drug development
When women take part in politics, the whole of society benefits. That is the main finding of a new report from Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Global Institute for Women's Leadership at King's College London.
Physicists find misaligned carbon sheets yield unparalleled properties
New drug discovery is a complicated, expensive and time-consuming process. Traditional drug development pipeline needs 12 years and $2.7 billion USD on average.
New analysis method predicts disruptive solar flares
A material composed of two one-atom-thick layers of carbon has grabbed the attention of physicists worldwide for its intriguing—and potentially exploitable—conductive properties.
New smartphone game lets you solve real-world ecological puzzles
Solar flares—violent explosions on the surface of the sun—can send blasts of radiation hurtling toward Earth. While the planet's magnetic field protects humans on the surface, powerful solar flares can disable satellites, power grids and radio communications. But scientists aren't sure exactly what triggers solar flares, which makes it difficult to predict when one will occur. One theory...
Fine-particle air pollution has decreased across the US, but poor and minority communities are still the most polluted
EcoBuilder, which is downloadable now on smartphones and tablets, teaches players how ecosystems work and aims to crowdsource solutions to unsolved ecological puzzles.
Study of air quality in the U.S. shows income disparities still exist
Air pollution contributes to as many as 9 million premature deaths worldwide each year—twice as many as war, other violence, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Fine particulate matter air pollution is especially dangerous: Microscopic particles readily enter the lungs, bloodstream and brain, with health effects that include infant death, reduced life expectancy for adults, cancer, lung...
Q&A: Sociologist discusses why women's careers have suffered more than men's during the pandemic
A small team with members from the University of Virginia, Stanford University, and the U.S. Census Bureau has found that despite laws enacted to reduce unequal distribution of emissions of airborne particulate matter smaller than 2.5 µm in diameter (PM2.5) in the U.S., disparities remain. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group analyzed data over the past several decades to...
Analyzing pros and cons of two composite manufacturing methods
It's been more than four months since the COVID-19 pandemic forced many parts of the economy to shut down almost instantaneously. Businesses, daycares, healthcare practices and education systems were required to close their doors to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
Sharks are thriving at the Kermadec Islands, but not the rest of New Zealand, amid global decline
Airplane wings, wind turbine blades, and other large parts are typically created using bulk polymerization in composite manufacturing facilities. They are heated and cured in enormous autoclaves and heated molds as big as the finished part. Frontal polymerization is a new out-of-autoclave method for composite manufacturing that doesn't require a large facility investment. Researchers at the...
France swelters under heatwave, putting firefighters on alert
A recent global assessment of shark populations at 371 coral reefs in 58 countries found no sharks at almost 20% of reefs and alarmingly low numbers at many others.
Politicians and face masks: the winners and losers – in pictures
Intense heat spread across much of France on Friday ahead of a heavy holiday travel weekend, prompting officials to warn of wildfire risks in exceptionally dry and windy conditions.
Climate change and COVID-19: The denial playbook is the same
Even Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro have accepted that wearing a face covering in return for saving thousands of lives works. But who nailed the look – and who was left with egg on their face?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMost politicians – indeed, most adults – have come round to the idea that putting up with having a bit of fabric on your face in exchange...
Unwelcome sea change: New research finds coastal flooding may cost up to 20% of global economy by 2100
The phrase "every disaster movie begins with a scientist being ignored" resonates more than ever as two disasters unfold: the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. One is occurring with horrifying rapidity and one more slowly; both would be far less damaging if scientific advice were heeded earlier.
Some crimes have seen drastic decreases during coronavirus, but not homicides in the United States
Over the past two weeks, storms pummeled the New South Wales coast have left beachfront homes at Wamberal on the verge of collapse. It's stark proof of the risks climate change and sea level rise pose to coastal areas.
The various restrictions put in place to combat the spread of coronavirus in recent months have disrupted life for everyone—including criminals.