Spot some Leonid meteors: This Week in Astronomy with Dave Eicher
135 articles from MONDAY 13.11.2023
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Researchers confirm six unique strains of African swine fever virus
One of the best meteor showers of the year is upon us — the Leonids. Named because they seem to radiate from a point in the constellation Leo, they will peak on Friday night and early Saturday morning, Nov. 17/18. The best time to view them will be between midnight and 4 A.M., when theContinue reading "Spot some Leonid meteors: This Week in Astronomy with Dave Eicher"
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Delhi AQI: Can artificial rain fix toxic air in India's capital?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) has announced that researchers have reclassified the number of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus strains from 25 to only six unique genotypes. This scientific innovation may help redefine how ASF researchers across the globe classify ASF virus (ASFV) isolates and may make it easier for scientists to develop vaccines that...
Migrant couples have better relationships when they can balance old and new cultures, says study
The Delhi government wants to use cloud-seeding to combat the city's pollution crisis.
Naturally regrowing forests are helping to protect the remaining old forests in the Amazon
Migrant couples who can effectively balance the culture of their homeland while adapting to the dominant culture of their new home are more likely to have a better relationship, according to newly published research from psychologists at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Scientists uncover aurora-like radio emission above a sunspot
The climate crisis and UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration have generated great interest in the value of secondary forests. These are forests that have regrown naturally on land abandoned from agriculture.
Workplace 'slavery' still embedded in supply chain, researcher says
In a study published in Nature Astronomy, astronomers from New Jersey Institute of Technology's Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research (NJIT-CSTR) have detailed radio observations of an extraordinary aurora-like display occurring 40,000 km above a relatively dark and cold patch on the sun, known as a sunspot.
Self-deception may seed 'hubris balancing': Study examines irrational actions leading to invasion of Ukraine
A dozen years ago, the Foxconn City industrial park in China became infamous for a rash of worker suicides. Foxconn (a manufacturer of iPhones, among other notable products) initially responded by installing safety netting around the facility so that employees were unable to hurl themselves from windows to their deaths effectively.
Ancient sharks may have pioneered the ability to taste bitterness in food
A new study suggests that self-deception is the key to understanding irrational actions of national leaders in war, as exemplified by Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
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Climate groups demand COP28 aims for formal energy transition deal
If a bite of dandelion greens or extra-dark chocolate makes you pucker, there’s good reason. Bitterness can indicate the presence of toxins in potential foods, and animals long ago honed the ability to ferret out harsh tastes.
But the ability to sense bitterness may be even older than many presumed, a new study finds. It likely first evolved in vertebrates roughly 460 million...
Rain in northern France raises fears of new flooding
Around 100 climate campaign groups warned COP28 organizers Monday that success of critical upcoming talks in Dubai rests on whether countries can negotiate a formal agreement to replace polluting fossil fuels with clean power.
Dominica to create world's first sperm whale reserve
A new spell of rain in northern France on Monday forced school closures and brought fears of fresh misery after devastating floods hit the department of Pas-de-Calais last week.
Researcher creates world's first database of animal 'odors' using shingleback lizards
Dominica is set to create the world's first sperm whale reserve, designating a swath of ocean where large ships and commercial fishing are restricted and visitors can swim alongside the gentle marine giants.
New study shows how authors' personal circumstances influence the depiction of nature in their works
Scientists have used bobtail lizards to create the world's first database of "odors" from a living animal.
Heated bay off Sweden's coast potentially shows how ecosystems are affected by future global warming
Novels and poems often contain descriptions of plants or animals—sometimes more, sometimes less detailed. The extent to which flora and fauna feature in a literary work also depends on who wrote it and under what circumstances.
Early career Latinas in STEM continue to face challenges in academia
Research at a long-term heated bay near Oskarshamn, in south east Sweden, provides a rare insight into how the Baltic Sea's coastal areas will be affected by climate change. Here, cooling water from the nearby nuclear power plant has raised the average temperature by an average of 5°C for 50 years. New research shows that this prolonged warming stresses key bacteria and makes the ecosystem more...
Researcher investigates fraud deterrence in under-examined markets
In 2022, Latinos, as a group, comprised more than 19% of the U.S. population or nearly 64 million individuals. People of Mexican ancestry make up almost 12% of the US population and 62.3% of Latinos. Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Central American Ancestry (MPRCA) individuals represent 4 of 5 of US Latinos but continue to be underrepresented across the board in every job profession in the United...
Six newly discovered beetle species include one with bottle-opener shaped genitalia
Asper School of Business assistant professor of finance Jianning Huang has published a paper in Review of Accounting Studies, co-authored with Richard A. Cazier and Fuzhao Zhou, that examines how regulation affects the prevalence of fraud in over-the-counter (OTC) stock markets.
Study finds individual extreme forest fires can lead to global impacts
Six new beetle species have been discovered in South America by researchers at the University of Copenhagen. Among them is one with a distinctively shaped sexual organ that has led the researchers to name it after global beer powerhouse Carlsberg. According to the researchers, more attention urgently needs to be paid to our planet's millions of unknown species before it's too late.
Tiny Big Bang: ALICE experiment restarts with lead ions
The radiative effects of smoke from individual extreme forest fires can apparently lead to global impacts that influence the energy balance of the atmosphere and thus the global climate in a complex way.
A 'fish cartel' for Africa could benefit the countries, and their seas
On September 26, 2023, the accelerator team at the CERN European Council for Nuclear Research in Geneva declared stable lead-beam conditions, ushering in the first data-taking campaign of lead-ion collisions in five years. From then until the late evening of October 29, the accelerator produced lead-ion collisions at the world's highest-ever collision energy of 5.36 terra electron volts per...
Research investigating links between pubs and crime rates offers insights into better policing
Banding together to sell fishing rights could generate economic benefits for African countries, which receive far less from access to their fisheries on the global market than other countries do from theirs. By joining forces, UC Santa Barbara researchers say in a paper published in Nature Communications, African fisheries would not just secure more competitive access fees, they could also protect...
Scientists discover key to a potential natural cancer treatment's potency
Research led by a Northumbria academic exploring the relationship between the presence of pubs and crime rates across England and Wales has been published in the journal European Planning Studies.
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This wireless, handheld, non-invasive device detects Alzheimer's and Parkinson's biomarkers
Scientists have discovered two enzymes that enable bacteria to target and break up DNA. This chemical defense likely evolved to help the organism fight off germs. The chemical riches were found within the institute's one-of-a-kind Natural Products Discovery Center collection.
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An international team of researchers has developed a handheld, non-invasive device that can detect biomarkers for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases. The biosensor can also transmit the results wirelessly to a laptop or smartphone. The team tested the device on in vitro samples from patients and showed that it is as accurate as the state of the art method. Ultimately, researchers plan to test...