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Researcher discovers new orchid species in the mountains of Tanzania

Bayreuth biologist PD Dr. Andreas Hemp has discovered a previously unknown orchid species of the genus Rhipidoglossum in northeastern Tanzania. Together with his British colleague Dr. Phil Cribb from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London, he has scientifically described it in the journal Kew Bulletin. The new species was named Rhipidoglossum pareense, in keeping with its location in the South...

Helping students succeed: Addressing pandemic-related learning loss

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted so many aspects of our lives, and it may be some time before the full impacts are known. That's especially true for students and teachers, who were forced to confront a new way of learning amid lockdowns across the country. In response, the federal government is investing billions of dollars in education through the American Rescue Plan.

NASA’s Citizen Science Program Continues to Grow: 19 New Grants Awarded

​Citizen scientists from NASA’s HamSCI citizen science project at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama Left to right: Simal Sami, Alex Calderon, Cuong Nguyen, Francis Tholley, Diego Sanchez, Shaaf Sarwar and Veronica Romanek.  Credit: HamSCI With 29 different projects online, NASA’s citizen science program offers many ways members of the public can participate in...

Using mathematics to treat malaria

The global effect of malaria is devastating. In 2020, there were more than 240 million cases and over 600,000 deaths, mostly in lower income countries in Africa. The most vulnerable are children under the age of five.

Algorithmic pest control

Machine learning has now been used to identify important pests that can ravage vegetable crops, according to work published in the International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing.

Brightest stars in the night sky can strip Neptune-sized planets to their rocky cores

Why are Neptune-sized planets rare among exoplanets discovered to date? A 'warm Neptune' recently found by astronomers around a bright blue A-type star provides a clue. Astronomers have proposed that gas giants like Neptune would be stripped of their gas in close orbits around a star -- the limited region current exoplanet-finding techniques are able to sample. The warm Neptune is just outside the...