The ABC of ribosome recycling  PHYS.ORG · 14 seconds
Ribosomes, the essential machinery used for protein synthesis is recycled after each one round of translation. An enzyme called ABCE1 is responsible for this process and turns out to be remarkably plastic as LMU biophysicists report. more
Cassini explores ring-like formations around Titan's lakes  PHYS.ORG · 14 seconds
Using observations from the international Cassini spacecraft, scientists have explored the ring-like mounds that wrap around some of the pools found at the poles of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The study reveals more about... more
Algae-killing viruses spur nutrient recycling in oceans  PHYS.ORG · 14 seconds
Scientists have confirmed that viruses can kill marine algae called diatoms and that diatom die-offs near the ocean surface may provide nutrients and organic matter for recycling by other algae, according to a Rutgers-led... more
Researchers study impact of information on voters  PHYS.ORG · 37 minutes
Voter information campaigns don't shape voter behavior, according to an analysis of data combined from studies independently conducted but coordinated by researchers working in six developing countries. The study, co-authored by William & Mary... more
Researchers refute widespread racist analogy comparing human races to dog breeds  PHYS.ORG · 37 minutes
As a researcher and teacher, Holly Dunsworth enjoys poking holes in misconceptions about human evolution her students bring into the classroom. more
T-minus one year and counting for Mars 2020 rover  PHYS.ORG · 37 minutes
The launch period for NASA's Mars 2020 rover opens exactly one year from today, July 17, 2020, and extends through Aug. 5, 2020. The mission will launch from Cape Canaveral... more
Breakthrough Listen launches new optical search with Arizona's VERITAS telescope array  PHYS.ORG · 37 minutes
Breakthrough Listen—the initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe—announced today a new collaboration between Breakthrough Listen and the VERITAS Collaboration in the search... more
Mapping the moon and worlds beyond  PHYS.ORG · 37 minutes
In 1972, it took an astronaut going on a spacewalk to do what Lynn Carter now can do with a few mouse clicks over lunch. more
Illusive patterns in math explained by ideas in physics  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Patterns appear widely throughout nature and math, from the Fibonacci spirals of sea shells to the periodicity of crystals. But certain math problems can sometimes trick the human solver into... more
Green fertiliser made from cow dung and chicken feathers could transform big agriculture  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A raft of strategies is being trialled in Europe to turn nutrient-rich farm waste such as chicken feathers, cow dung and plant... more
Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
In a world where energy consumption is on the rise, our only hope is the development of new energy-generation technologies. Although currently used renewable... more
A new material for the battery of the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Renewable sources of energy such as wind or photovoltaic are intermittent; production peaks do not necessarily follow the demand peaks. Storing green energy is therefore essential to moving away from... more
Ants that defend plants receive sugar and protein  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Biologists Laura Carolina Leal and Felipe Passos have performed a series of experiments to determine how plants with extrafloral nectaries interact with ants in Brazil's Northeast region—specifically, in the interior of Bahia... more
How invading fungus forces zombie ant's death grip  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
If it's thoughts of zombies that keep you awake at night, you shouldn't be worried about zombie humans; it's the carpenter ants (Camponotus castaneus) that should concern you most. When infected by... more
Red wine's resveratrol could help Mars explorers stay strong  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Mars is about 9 months from Earth with today's tech, NASA reckons. As the new space race hurtles forward, Harvard researchers are asking: how do we make sure the winners... more
Jumbo squid mystery solved  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
The culprit responsible for the decline of Mexico's once lucrative jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until now. A new Stanford-led study published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science identifies shifting weather patterns and ocean conditions as among... more
Timing of spay, neuter tied to higher risk of obesity and orthopedic injuries in dogs  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Spaying or neutering large-breed dogs can put them at a higher risk for obesity and, if done when... more
Species on the move  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A total of 55 animal species in the UK have been displaced from their natural ranges or enabled to arrive for the first time on UK shores because of climate change over the last 10 years (2008-2018) - as revealed... more
PFAS move from mom to fetus at higher rate in women with gestational diabetes  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental epidemiologist studying the presence of PFAS compounds in new mothers and their babies found... more
Toxic toads found near Sydney spark fears of southward spread  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A toxic cane toad prevalent in Australia's tropical north has been captured near Sydney, sparking fears the invasive species could be adapting to cooler weather and spreading southwards,... more
Over-claiming knowledge predicts anti-establishment voting  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
In light of the election and ballot victories of populist, anti-establishment movements, many people have been trying to better understand the behaviors and motivations of voters. Studying voter behavior on an EU treaty, social psychologists in the Netherlands... more
Graduates offer small businesses a route to innovation—but firms don't know how to access them  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Graduates offer companies an untapped resource that leads to innovation, and small and medium-sized businesses need to embrace... more
Modeling predicts blue whales' foraging behavior, aiding population management efforts  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Scientists can predict where and when blue whales are most likely to be foraging for food in the California Current Ecosystem, providing new insight that could aid in... more
Swiss specialities: chocolate, cheese and ... wine?  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
When foreigners think of Swiss specialities that might excite their taste buds, world-renowned chocolate and cheese likely come to mind. more
Community size matters when people create a new language  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Why are languages so different from each other? After comparing more than 2000 languages, scientists noticed that languages with more speakers are usually simpler than smaller languages. For instance, most... more
Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block telescope  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Police arrested elderly protesters, some using wheelchairs and canes, as they blocked a road Wednesday to Hawaii's highest peak to try to stop construction of a giant telescope on land some Native... more
Win or lose: Rigged card game sheds light on inequality, fairness  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers at Cornell University are using a rigged card game to shed light on perceptions of inequality. more
A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a graphene device that's thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special... more
Correcting historic sea surface temperature measurements  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Something odd happened in the oceans in the early 20th century. The North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific appeared to warm twice as much as the global average while the Northwest Pacific cooled over several decades. more
Study identifies how to verify whether MPAs are effective  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Marine protected areas, or MPAS, are an increasingly common way of protecting marine ecosystems by prohibiting fishing in specific locations. However, many people remain skeptical that MPAs actually benefit fish... more
NASA finds tropical storm Danas northeast of the Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Danas as it continued to move north and away from the Philippines. more
Plant viruses may be reshaping our world  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
The community of viruses is staggeringly vast. Occupying every conceivable biological niche, from searing undersea vents to frigid tundra, these enigmatic invaders, hovering between inert matter and life, circumnavigate the globe in the hundreds... more
West Antarctic ice collapse may be prevented by snowing ocean water onto it  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A team of researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is now scrutinising a daring way of stabilising the... more
New tuberculosis tests pave way for cow vaccination programs  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of... more
Wary US swimmers share waves with deadly sharks off Cape Cod  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
At the entrance to Newcomb Hollow Beach, at the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, the picture of a great white shark reminds swimmers that the... more
Fears of worsening floods as monsoon rains pound South Asia  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Children have been swept away by floodwaters and others killed in landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains across south Asia as the death toll passed 250 Wednesday, with... more
First-ever visualizations of electrical gating effects on electronic structure  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Scientists have visualised the electronic structure in a microelectronic device for the first time, opening up opportunities for finely-tuned high performance electronic devices. more
Bleating the traffic: sheep dodge cars in tour around Paris  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A flock of sheep that has taken a 140-kilometre (87-mile) tour around Paris, nibbling on grass at historic monuments and housing blocks along the way, ended their 12-day... more
Animal rescue group needs help caring for 89 baby birds  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
An animal rescue group is asking for help caring for 89 baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons that left homeless last week after a tree fell in... more
Ghana and Ivory Coast lift threat to suspend cocoa supplies  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world's two largest cocoa producers, have ended a threat to stop selling their production in what was a push for higher prices. more
Bats hang where Israeli soldiers once stood in Jordan Valley  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The whoosh of wings disturbs the quiet of an abandoned, pitch-black maze of corridors next to the Jordan River in the occupied Palestinian territories. more
Protected area designation effective in reducing, but not preventing, land cover changes  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The designation of protected areas in Europe has been effective in reducing, but not completely preventing, land cover changes associated with human activity, according... more
Link between workplace sexual harassment and women's negative self-views may be weakening  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A survey analysis suggests that, between 2016 and 2018, the relationship between workplace sexual harassment and women's negative self-views weakened. Ksenia Keplinger and colleagues... more
Protecting a forgotten treasure trove of biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The Cerrado is the largest savanna region in South America, but compared to the Amazon Forest to the north, it does not attract much attention. It is home to an incredible diversity of large... more
Stone tool changes may show how Mesolithic hunter-gatherers responded to changing climate  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The development of new hunting projectiles by European hunter-gatherers during the Mesolithic may have been linked to territoriality in a rapidly-changing climate, according to... more
Endangered Bornean orangutans survive in managed forest, decline near oil palm plantations  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Recent surveys of the population of endangered Bornean orangutans in Sabah, the Malaysian state in the north-east of Borneo, show mixed results. Populations have... more
NASA tracking post-tropical cyclone Barry to Indiana  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of the clouds associated with Post-Tropical Cyclone Barry moving through the mid-Mississippi Valley on July 16, and headed toward the Ohio Valley. more
Georgia beachgoers help pilot whales from stranding on shore  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A summer afternoon at the beach quickly became a scramble to save a pod of disoriented pilot whales, with vacationers joining lifeguards and state wildlife crews in the water trying... more
Pokémon-like card game can help teach ecology  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Playing a Pokémon-like card game about ecology and biodiversity can result in broader knowledge of species and a better understanding of ecosystems than traditional teaching methods, like slideshows, according to new research from the... more
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