Strong European backing for Ukraine leaves 'little space' for exploitation of pro-Russian politics, study shows
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Whether a racial minority or majority at their school, white teachers struggle with race relations
Strong support for Ukraine means there is "little space" for European politicians to exploit pro-Russia foreign policy messages, a new study shows. Researchers have found widespread backing for Ukraine across the continent, and for policies that help the nation, such as imposing sanctions on Russia.
Is a Pennsylvania groundhog's prediction accurate in your neck of the woods?
White workers' emotions about race and reactions to racial differences in the workplace are triggered by identity threat-induced culture shock, researchers suggest in a new study.
Gene therapy hailed as ‘medical magic wand’ for hereditary swelling disorder
Persuaded by pomp and pageantry, people across the nation are more likely to put faith in a Pennsylvania groundhog's weather predictions than those made by local woodchucks, according to a national survey query made on behalf of a University of Virginia researcher.
Fermentation revolution? Trash becomes treasure as bio-waste yields valuable acetone and isopropanol
Single-dose treatment transformed lives of patients with potentially deadly condition in first human trialA groundbreaking gene therapy has been hailed as a “medical magic wand” after the treatment transformed the lives of patients with a hereditary disorder that causes painful and potentially fatal swelling.Patients who took part in the first human trial of the therapy experienced a dramatic...
Why don’t ants always fall for toxic bait? They may learn to avoid it
In a major stride towards sustainable industrial fermentation, a team of researchers at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands, has unveiled pioneering advancements in the purification of isopropanol and acetone from the fermentation of waste gases. The study, published in the Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, introduces novel processes that promise to elevate...
Microgreens made to order: Scientists tailor iodine and potassium content of radishes, peas, arugula and chard
If you have an ant problem, toxic bait traps might seem like the perfect solution. There’s no spraying, no smooshing. After ants collect poison from the trap, they share it with the whole colony, wiping it out in one tidy, fell swoop. But toxic baits don’t always work as intended, and researchers have long puzzled over why. For Argentine ants, which are invasive in many parts of the...
Climate change threatens older elephants most, jeopardizing their future
In a significant development for personalized nutrition, researchers in Italy have cultivated microgreens with bespoke nutritional profiles to serve individual dietary requirements.
First tetratomic supermolecules realized at nanokelvin temperatures
A collaborative team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which runs the world's largest field conservation program, has conducted first-of-its-kind research into how global climate change affects African elephants.
AI tool designed to identify olive varieties based on photos of olive pits
A team of experimentalists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and theorists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has succeeded for the first time in populating and stabilizing a new type of molecule, so-called field-linked tetratomic molecules. These "supermolecules" are so fragile that they can only exist at ultracold temperatures. Their existence had long been suspected but...
When firms internalize political stigma
The development of an app capable of identifying olive varieties using photos of olive pits is the ultimate goal of "OliVaR," a neural network trained with the largest photographic database of olive fruit endocarps, which has been generated by the partners of the GEN4OLIVE European project.
Mathematicians create algorithm that could accelerate IoT by using optimal traffic division
The Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 stigmatized local employers by creating the impression that strongly anti-diversity attitudes put on display by white supremacists were widespread in the community. Employers sought to counteract this "stigma by association" by dramatically increasing the extent to which they included pro-diversity language in their job advertisements.
A cholesterol precursor mediates sensitivity to cell death by ferroptosis
Mathematicians from RUDN University have created a new routing algorithm in the Internet of Things network. It optimally splits traffic, which improves network speed and reliability. The results were published in Mathematics.
Blood cell family trees trace how production changes with aging
A team of scientists from the University of Ottawa and researchers from other universities and research centers around the world has discovered that 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC) is an endogenous suppressor of ferroptosis, which could have important implications for the treatment of cell death-related diseases.
Q&A: For students still feeling pandemic shock the clock is ticking—report shows persistent achievement gaps
Blood cells make up the majority of cells in the human body. They perform critical functions and their dysfunction is implicated in many important human diseases, from anemias to blood cancers like leukemia. The many types of blood cells include red blood cells that carry oxygen, platelets that promote clotting, as well as the myriad types of immune cells that protect our bodies from threats such...
Underwater unmanned vehicle missing under Doomsday Glacier
A new report from the Education Recovery Scorecard, a collaboration between the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard and the Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University, shows that some states, including Massachusetts, are still struggling to close academic achievement gaps that widened during the pandemic.
High-tech aerial mapping reveals England's hedgerow landscape
The unmanned underwater vehicle Ran has gone missing under a glacier in Antarctica. The vehicle, owned by the University of Gothenburg, is one of just three in the world that is used for research and has contributed to important knowledge about the so-called Doomsday Glacier.
Trees struggle to 'breathe' as climate warms, researchers find
Scientists have harnessed cutting-edge technology to produce the most comprehensive map of hedgerows across the length and breadth of England. The researchers at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) hope this innovative mapping will guide planting and restoration of these vulnerable habitats to support wildlife and mitigate climate change.
A new wavelength of scientific exploration with single-photon detectors
Trees are struggling to sequester heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) in warmer, drier climates, meaning that they may no longer serve as a solution for offsetting humanity's carbon footprint as the planet continues to warm, according to a new study led by Penn State researchers.
Asian fishing cats caught snacking on chicks from tree-top nests
From the minuscule bindings of molecules to the far reaches of space, we're exploring the universe around us by catching sight of the smallest particles of light.
Green methanol for the circular economy: Researchers develop new catalyst
South Asian fishing cats were observed raiding bird nests in tall trees for the first time. This rare and highly unusual behavior was caught on motion cameras set up in tree canopies across northeast Bangladesh to survey bird colonies. Scientists hope this unexpected finding, published in the De Gruyter journal Mammalia, will help piece together the ecology of these elusive felines and contribute...
First eROSITA sky-survey data release makes public the largest ever catalog of high-energy cosmic sources
Researchers hope to produce the raw material methanol at the edge of a field or on the farm using renewable energy. In addition to wind or sun, water and CO2 would be needed to produce the raw materials for the green methanol process: carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2), which react catalytically to form methanol.
The German eROSITA consortium has released the data for its share of the first all-sky survey by the soft X-ray imaging telescope flying aboard the Spectrum-RG (SRG) satellite. With about 900,000 distinct sources, the first eROSITA All-Sky Survey (eRASS1) has yielded the largest X-ray catalog ever published. The work is published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.