How well you do at school depends on how much your teachers know: Insights from 14 French-speaking countries in Africa
40 articles from SATURDAY 23.9.2023
Scientists regenerate neurons that restore walking in mice after paralysis from spinal cord injury
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa have made remarkable progress towards reaching universal school enrollment in the past 25 years. Across the region, 8 in 10 children of primary school age are now enrolled in school, and in countries such as Benin and Madagascar this figure stands at almost 10 in 10 children.
Air pollution from fires hits world's poorest hardest: study
In a new study in mice, a team of researchers from UCLA, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and Harvard University have uncovered a crucial component for restoring functional activity after spinal cord injury. The neuroscientists have shown that re-growing specific neurons back to their natural target regions led to recovery, while random regrowth was not effective.
Why invasive ants are a silent threat to our ecosystems
People in poorer countries are disproportionately suffering from air pollution spewed from the increasing scourge of fires in forests and fields around the world, according to new research published Wednesday.
Sex life discovery raises IVF hope for endangered purple cauliflower soft coral
Invertebrates are often described by experts as the "little things that run the world," and ants are certainly one of the top contenders for this role. Ants help ecosystems to function normally and the total weight of all ants on Earth is roughly equivalent to 1.4 billion people, or 33 Empire State Buildings.
A brief history of abortion—from ancient Egyptian herbs to fighting stigma today
Vital coastal habitat was destroyed in the devastating floods that hit New South Wales in 2021 and 2022.
Scientists find 'missing ingredient' for pink diamonds
You might be forgiven for thinking of abortion as a particularly modern phenomenon. But there's plenty of evidence to suggest that abortion has been a constant feature of social life for thousands of years. The history of abortion is often told as a legal one, yet abortion has continued regardless of, perhaps even in spite of, legal regulation.
Julius, the 500-pound gourd grown by a Vancouver couple, is competing in this year's giant pumpkin weigh-off
Scientists said on Tuesday they have found the "missing ingredient" for pink diamonds, some of the world's most expensive stones due their rarity and beauty, and the discovery could help find more.
As wildfires worsen, Canada's space agency wants to become firefighters' eye in the sky
Michael and Joanna Polay from Vancouver's Dunbar neighbourhood are making their debut at the annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off with their massive 500-pound pumpkin,...
Scientists warn entire branches of the 'Tree of Life' are going extinct
Canadian fire forecasters will get a new tool in 2029 — the world's first satellite devoted to tracking...
Entries open for Indian astrophotography contest
Humans are driving the loss of entire branches of the "Tree of Life," according to a new study published on Monday which warns of the threat of a sixth mass extinction.
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Saturday Citations: Cutting the middleman out of spider silk synthesis; hungry black holes; Osiris-Rex is back!
In space science, India is going from strength to strength, from the recent Moon landing of Chandrayaan-3 to the launch of the solar observing satellite Aditya-L1. That growth also extends to the amateur community: In the past few years, the astroimaging scene in India has taken off — and the nation’s largest astrophotography contest reflectsContinue reading "Entries open for Indian...
Missing bees in your garden this summer? Bee flies might be to blame
This week, we reported on spider silk synthesis without spiders, and how policymakers are pursuing a wish-based approach to a global economy under climate change—what the kids call "manifesting" a green-growth future. Plus, black holes could be hungrier than previously believed.
Eat beans and scratch your own back – expert advice on how to age better, inside and out
If you've never heard of bee flies, you're probably not alone. As summer winds down, and pollinators ready for winter, discover just what type of "backyard drama" they can bring for an already struggling native bee population in...
Largest asteroid sample ever collected is coming down to Earth
From exercise and eating tips to brain health and balance challenges: this is what you need to knowForget lifespan: increasingly, healthspan – the years that we feel healthy and active – has become the holy grail among gerontologists. “You only need to watch the Veteran Games to understand the capacity of the human body to age well,” says physiotherapist Bhanu Ramaswamy.While there’s no...
Chunks of asteroid that could tell us about the earliest days of the 4.5 billion-year-old solar system and the possible origins of water on our planet are set to land in the Utah desert Sunday.