Crypto company's collapse strands scientists
157 articles from MONDAY 14.11.2022
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Researchers identify SARS-CoV-2 variant in white-tailed deer, evidence of deer-to-human transmission
Last week’s collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX is sending aftershocks through the scientific community. An undergraduate physics major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who founded FTX and quickly became a billionaire, 30-year-old Sam Bankman-Fried began to back philanthropic organizations that supported a wide variety of science-related causes, most designed...
Biden tells skeptical UN summit US is 'unwavering' on climate aid
In the summer of 2020, months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, Samira Mubareka and her colleagues began testing wildlife in Ontario and Quebec for the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
Activists push for reparations at COP27 climate summit
President Joe Biden pressed his "unwavering" commitment to combating climate change and said the U.S. is on track to achieve its Paris Agreement goals as he sought to allay concerns the country's efforts would backslide after the midterm elections.
The UN's climate change conference COP27: Topics on the agenda
Hundreds of activists marched on the U.N. Climate Change Conference in the Egyptian town of Sharm El-Sheikh on Saturday, demanding reparations for damage caused by climate change in poor regions.
Children's songs: A link to one's inner self and to others
The UN's annual climate change conference is currently ongoing in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Over the course of two weeks, representatives of the world's nations will gather to discuss how to achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement and contribute to the climate transition.
Largest known manta ray population is thriving off the coast of Ecuador, new research shows
Singing can be a real health boost. Song involves your emotions, thoughts and body; the feelgood hormone oxytocin surges and the stress hormone cortisol declines. Singing accompanies us from the cradle to the grave, and binds us together as human beings. But what do kids sing in school, how much, and in what way? David Johnson, researcher at the Malmö Academy of Music, investigates this in his...
New review examines the structural diversity of the endoplasmic reticulum
Scientists have identified off the coast of Ecuador a distinct population of oceanic manta rays that is more than 10 times larger than any other known subpopulation of the species.
Why go back to the Moon?
A new review in Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology from the Lippincott-Schwartz Lab at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus examines the diverse endoplasmic reticulum structures that have been described by light and electron microscopy.
New experiment measures decay time for exotic nuclei
On September 12, 1962, then US president John F. Kennedy informed the public of his plan to put a man on the Moon by the end of the decade.
Final preparations underway for NASA's Moon rocket launch
A new study led by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has measured how long it takes for several kinds of exotic nuclei to decay. The paper, published today in Physical Review Letters, marks the first experimental result from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by Michigan State University.
Study shows the power of 'thank you' for couples
After two failed attempts this summer, NASA was busy Monday completing final preparations for the launch of its new mega Moon rocket, now scheduled for early Wednesday from Florida.
Fort McKay: where Canada's boreal forest gave way to oil sands
Gratitude has been a trendy sentiment in recent years—sparking an industry of journals, knickknacks and T-shirts touting thankfulness as a positive force in individuals' lives.
Giant satellite outshines stars, sparking fresh concerns for astronomers
The acrid stench of gasoline permeates the air. And the soot coats everything in sight: the trees, the bushes, even the snow in winter. And all day long, explosions send the birds soaring to safety.
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'Devastatingly cute' bats look for bugs in forest clearings and corridors
Since launching in September, the communications satellite BlueWalker 3 has orbited Earth, curled up as if in a cocoon. Now, it has hatched, unfurling an antenna array as big as a highway billboard, its maker, Texas-based AST SpaceMobile,
. Astronomers say the satellite’s brightness has spiked by a factor of 40, rivaling the brightest stars in the sky....
Team analyzes interactions between black hole-dominated galactic nucleus and surrounding star-forming regions
Forest managers cut down trees, but their ultimate goal is to keep forests healthy and growing. Bats might help with that, according to recent University of Illinois research, thanks to their appetite for bugs that could otherwise destroy tree seedlings.
Desert dust collected from glacier ice helps document climate change
First in line to receive data transmissions from the James Webb Space Telescope, a team of astronomers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions is using the unprecedentedly clear observations to reveal the secret inner workings of galaxies.
The 2023 Innovators Under 35 competition is now open for nominations
Researchers from The Ohio State University are using dust trapped in glacier ice in Tibet to document past changes in Earth's intricate climate system—and maybe one day help predict future changes.
Maryland's juvenile rockfish count below average for fourth year, but state says there's no need to panic
You might ask why MIT Technology Review creates a list of 35 Innovators Under 35 every year.
Part of it, of course, is to recognize the good and important work done by people just starting out in their careers—and you can be a part of that process by nominating great candidates right here, starting today and continuing through January 25, 2023.
But there’s a lot more to it than that. By...
Dams could play a big role in feeding the world more sustainably, researchers find
For the fourth straight year, juvenile rockfish numbers in Maryland waters were well below the historical average, according to a survey conducted by the state Department of Natural Resources.
Showing off: Wild chimpanzees show others objects simply to share attention
A bogeyman to many environmentalists, dams could actually play a significant role in feeding the world more sustainably, according to new Stanford University research. The study, published the week of Nov. 14 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, quantifies for the first time how much water storage would be required to maximize crop irrigation without depleting water stocks or...
Cool leaf! Study records chimp showing off object in human-like way
Researchers have observed a wild chimpanzee showing an object to its mother simply for sharing's sake—social behavior previously thought to be unique to humans.
Mini-engine exploits noise to convert information into fuel
Adult ape sharing information and just wanted mother to look at foliage with no motive otherwise, scientists sayChimpanzees show each other objects just for the sake of it, researchers have found, revealing it isn’t only humans who like to draw attention to items that have captured their interest.As anyone who has spent time with a child knows, even very young humans like to point out objects to...
Too much background noise is usually guaranteed to disrupt work. But physicists have developed a micro-scale engine–made from a glass bead–that can not only withstand the distracting influence of noise, but can harness it to run efficiently. Their experiment is reported in the journal Physical Review Letters and was selected by the journal as a research highlight.