Study uses neutrons to shine light on shutting down cancer cells
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Do you drink bottled water? Read this | Adrienne Matei
Often called the building blocks of life, cells are complex and highly dynamic. The genetic information encoded inside enables them to build biomolecular components like proteins, DNA, and RNA, which assemble into larger, more complex units—from myriad organelles to ultimately whole cells—which in turn form tissues that then give rise to entire organisms. Control over the levels of...
Belgium sends investigators into AstraZeneca Covid vaccine plant
Bottled water is atrocious for the environment. You’re better off buying a water filter for healthier, tastier water For years, the debate has raged on: which is better, bottled water, or tap?Despite its ever-growing popularity in the US, bottled water is atrocious for the environment. To quote Harvard University’s Office for Sustainability, “The entire life cycle of bottled water uses...
Covid-19: What can astronauts teach us about coping in lockdown? – podcast
EU wants to know whether doses produced on its territory have been diverted to UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBelgian regulators have launched an investigation into AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine production site near Brussels on the request of the European commission, in an escalation of the row over shortages within the EU.A first visit by officials from the...
Tiger undergoes rare hip replacement surgery at Illinois zoo
As we head into yet another month of lockdown in the UK, with hospitals overwhelmed, how do we cope with the monotony, isolation, boredom and stress? Science Weekly gets inspiration from the people who choose to put themselves through extreme situations – including astronauts, arctic research scientists and submariners Continue...
Turning food waste back into food
A 10-year-old Amur tiger with arthritis underwent hip replacement surgery at a zoo outside Chicago on Wednesday, and her surgical team is confident the procedure will add years to her life.
635 million-year-old fungi-like microfossil that bailed us out of an ice age discovered
There's a better end for used food than taking up space in landfills and contributing to global warming.
Lunik: Inside the CIA’s audacious plot to steal a Soviet satellite
When you think of fungi, what comes to mind may be a crucial ingredient in a recipe or their amazing ability to break down dead organic matter into vital nutrients. But new research by Shuhai Xiao, a professor of geosciences with the Virginia Tech College of Science, and Tian Gan, a visiting Ph.D. student in the Xiao lab, highlights yet another important role that fungi have played throughout the...
Nicaragua operation rescues two endangered jaguar cubs
In late October 1959, a Mexican spy named Eduardo Diaz Silveti slipped into the US Embassy in Mexico City. Tall and well-spoken with slicked-back hair, Silveti, 30, descended from a family of bullfighters. He had learned spycraft at the Federal Security Directorate, or DFS, Mexico’s secret police. During the Cold War, the capital had become…
Meet 'baby' Claire, explorer of Antwerp's bad air
When a post on social media exposed animal traffickers who planned to illegally sell two young jaguars abroad, Nicaragua zookeeper Eduardo Sacasa had a narrow chance to save the cubs.
Eye-popping research helps inform salmon and floodplain management
Out for an afternoon hike, Veerle Bonaers and a friend stop pushing their baby and look down to their map, suddenly aware they have taken a wrong turn.
They're just not that into you: Consumer-brand relationship insights
If you look deep into the eyes of a fish, it will tell you its life story.
Entrepreneurs benefit more from emotional intelligence than other competencies, such as IQ
Researchers from Western University, Indiana University, and Washington State University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that uses the idea of psychological distance as a way to leverage qualities of existing consumer-brand relationships.
Technology bolsters use of chia seeds to help improve health, slow signs of aging
Running a successful business has its challenges, but the COVID-19 pandemic has required many owners to pivot and look for new ways to operate profitably while keeping employees and consumers safe. Research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business found that emotional intelligence—the ability to understand, use and manage emotions to relieve stress—may be more vital to a business'...
First evidence that water can be created on the lunar surface by Earth's magnetosphere
An improved extraction method involving chia seeds may provide new options for nutritional foods, medicine capsules and anti-aging products.
WHO team exits Wuhan quarantine to start Covid fact-finding mission
Before the Apollo era, the moon was thought to be dry as a desert due to the extreme temperatures and harshness of the space environment. Many studies have since discovered lunar water: ice in shadowed polar craters, water bound in volcanic rocks, and unexpected rusty iron deposits in the lunar soil. Despite these findings, there is still no true confirmation of the extent or origin of lunar...
At Davos, the global elite should ensure the whole world can access Covid vaccines | Larry Elliott
Mission is politically charged as China seeks to avoid blame for alleged missteps in outbreak responseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA World Health Organization team has emerged from quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan to start field work in a fact-finding mission on the origins of the virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic.The researchers, who were required to...
Cash injection: could we cure all disease with a trillion dollars?
We risk creating healthcare apartheid, where the virus still rages in poorer nations. Ultimately, this will harm all of usCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn different times, the president of South Africa would have been one of the world leaders in Switzerland this week for the annual gathering of the global elite in Davos. But the January talkfest has been...
Voters perceive political candidates with a disability as qualified for elected office
Could such a large amount of money end the Covid pandemic? Eradicate disease? Provide universal healthcare and fund vaccine research?You know that daydream where you suddenly come into a vast fortune? You could buy a castle or a tropical island hideaway, help out all your friends, do a bit of good in the world. But what if it was a truly incredible sum? What if you had $1tn to spend, and a year to...
"Liquid" machine-learning system adapts to changing conditions
Worldwide, over one billion people live with a disability. Historically, they have been discriminated against and stigmatized by society. To improve their rights, they should be included in political decision-making, yet there is a lack of political representatives who are known to have a disability. This under-representation may be due to several factors, including how voters perceive a political...
MIT researchers developed a neural network that learns on the job, not just during training. The "liquid" network varies its equations' parameters, enhancing its ability to analyze time series data. The advance could boost autonomous driving, medical diagnosis, and more.