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Chemistry - Pharmacology - 08.04.2024
How Scientists Are Accelerating Chemistry Discoveries With Automation
Key Takeaways New automated workflow could enable real-time reaction analysis from a desktop computer instead of in a lab. Unlike conventional benchtop methods, the automated workflow could identify new chemical reaction products within a few hours instead of days. Could accelerate pharmaceutical drug discovery and development of new chemical reactions.

Environment - Social Sciences - 08.04.2024
Restoring biodiversity in Canada
Restoring biodiversity in Canada
Environment As the world commemorates Earth Day 2024, a Waterloo researcher shares how we can unlock more Canadian restoration solutions with community and academic collaboration With the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration well underway, one message is taking center stage - we need to restore biodiversity on our planet.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.04.2024
Global warming is sinking meteorites
Global warming is sinking meteorites
More than 300,000 meteorites lie on the Antarctic ice. They contain an unprecedented wealth of information about our solar system. With every tenth of a degree of global warming, thousands of meteorites sink. Researchers from WSL and ETH recommend that their collection be promoted. The Antarctic holds a valuable treasure of around 300,000 meteorites lying on the surface of the ice.

Astronomy / Space - 08.04.2024
Largest 3D map of the universe ever made
Largest 3D map of the universe ever made
The first results from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, project, with significant contributions from EPFL astrophysicists, has mapped galaxies and quasars with unprecedented detail measuring how fast the universe expanded over 11 billion years. The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument project, an international collaboration of more than 900 researchers from over 70 institutions around the world including EPFL, has released its first results - a map of galaxies and quasars with unprecedented detail, creating the largest 3D map of the universe ever made.

Career - 08.04.2024
Prioritising your phone over your partner affects creativity in the workplace for women
Prioritising your phone over your partner affects creativity in the workplace for women
Digital distraction undermines partner support that fosters creativity at work. Published on Monday 8 April 2024 Last updated on Tuesday 9 April 2024 Focusing attention on your mobile phone instead of your partner doesn't just strain your relationship - it also affects women's creativity in the workplace, caution researchers from the Universities of Bath, Aston, and IESE Business School.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 08.04.2024
University of Glasgow researchers part of collaboration behind new gravitational wave detection
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are part of the international collaboration behind the detection of a gravitational wave signal which casts new light on the diversity of cosmic objects. In a paper presented at a meeting of the American Physical Society on Friday 5 April, researchers from LIGO-VIRGO-Kagra collaboration revealed a remarkable new gravitational wave signal detected in May last year.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 08.04.2024
Unusually Lightweight Black Hole Candidate Spotted by LIGO
In May 2023, shortly after LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) turned back on for its fourth run of observations, it detected a gravitational-wave signal from the collision of an object, most likely a neutron star, with a suspected black hole possessing a mass that is 2.5 to 4.5 times more than that of our Sun.

Microtechnics - 08.04.2024
Engineers design flexible 'skeletons' for soft, muscle-powered robots
Engineers design flexible ’skeletons’ for soft, muscle-powered robots
New modular, spring-like devices maximize the work of live muscle fibers so they can be harnessed to power biohybrid bots. Our muscles are nature's perfect actuators - devices that turn energy into motion. For their size, muscle fibers are more powerful and precise than most synthetic actuators. They can even heal from damage and grow stronger with exercise.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.04.2024
When an antibiotic fails: MIT scientists are using AI to target ’sleeper’ bacteria
Most antibiotics target metabolically active bacteria, but with artificial intelligence, researchers can efficiently screen compounds that are lethal to dormant microbes. Since the 1970s, modern antibiotic discovery has been experiencing a lull. Now the World Health Organization has declared the antimicrobial resistance crisis as one of the top 10 global public health threats.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 08.04.2024
Different means to the same end: How a worm protects its chromosomes
Study: C. elegans chromosome end protection proteins TEBP-1 and TEBP-2 adapt the Myb module to dimerize and bind telomeric DNA (DOI: 10.1073/pnas. University of Michigan researchers have discovered that a worm commonly used in the study of biology uses a set of proteins unlike those seen in other studied organisms to protect the ends of its DNA.

Life Sciences - 08.04.2024
Everyday social interactions predict language development in infants
A parent interacting with a baby is a heart-warming and universal scene. The parent speaks in a high-pitched voice - known as "parentese" - as they respond positively to the baby's babbling and gestures, commonly with eye contact and smiles. These connections don't just make for a touching sight. New research from the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) shows they're important for infant language growth, too.

Materials Science - Innovation - 08.04.2024
This 3D printer can figure out how to print with an unknown material
This 3D printer can figure out how to print with an unknown material
The advance could help make 3D printing more sustainable, enabling printing with renewable or recyclable materials that are difficult to characterize. While 3D printing has exploded in popularity, many of the plastic materials these printers use to create objects cannot be easily recycled. While new sustainable materials are emerging for use in 3D printing, they remain difficult to adopt because 3D printer settings need to be adjusted for each material, a process generally done by hand.

History / Archeology - 05.04.2024
A protohistoric burial site at Marliens (Côte-d’Or)
Inrap archaeologists conducted an excavation at Marliens, some twenty kilometers east of Dijon, prior to the extension of a gravel pit (Eqiom) in the Ouche valley, a tributary of the Saône. The three excavated areas, representing a total surface area of 60,000 m², yielded a series of occupations ranging from the Neolithic to the Early Iron Age.

Politics - 05.04.2024
A new socio-ecological class conflict?
A new socio-ecological class conflict?
The climate crisis, farmers' protests, the rise of right-wing parties, ongoing disputes in government, wars in Ukraine and the Middle East: the crisis is becoming a permanent feature of politics and society. In view of the enormous challenges, does a socio-ecological transformation even stand a chance? The BMBF junior research group "Mentalities in flux" (flumen) at Friedrich Schiller University Jena investigated this question.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 05.04.2024
CHEOPS detects a ''rainbow'' on an exoplanet
CHEOPS detects a ’’rainbow’’ on an exoplanet
New observations from the space telescope point to the existence of a 'glory' in the atmosphere of WASP-76b, a luminous phenomenon like a rainbow. The CHEOPS space telescope, whose scientific operations centre is based at the University of Geneva , is providing new information on the mysterious exoplanet WASP-76b.

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 05.04.2024
Mysterious rainbow ’glory’ lights observed on distant planet
For the first time, signs of the rainbow-like 'glory effect' have been detected on a planet outside our solar system. Glory are colourful concentric rings of light that occur only under peculiar conditions. Glory occurs when light is reflected off clouds made up of a perfectly uniform, but so far unknown, substance.

- 05.04.2024
Even 66-year-olds engage in online aggression
Online aggression, or intentionally hurting others online, is primarily studied among young people and young adults. However, new research shows that even 66-year take part in online aggression. "Perpetrators and victims of online aggression can be found in all'age groups," say Dr. Sara Pabian and Professor Heidi Vandebosch, researchers of the project from Tilburg University and the University of Antwerp.

Pharmacology - 05.04.2024
People make more patient decisions when shown the benefits first
People make more patient decisions when shown the benefits first
Science + Technology Focusing immediately on the benefits of waiting might help people improve their self-control Key takeways UCLA psychologists asked experiment participants to choose to receive $40 in seven days or $60 in 30 days, for example, under a variety of time constraints. The experiment showed that people tend to make more impulsive decisions if they think about time delays first, and more patient decisions if they think about the greater reward associated with waiting longer.

Health - 05.04.2024
Lifetime of stress takes toll on cardiovascular health of Black Americans
Study: Implications of Cumulative Life Event Stress for Daily Stress Exposure and Cardiovascular Reactivity Among Black and White Americans (DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbad054) Daily and lifetime exposure to stress may cause wear and tear on the stress responses of Black Americans, blunting their biological stress response, a new University of Michigan study shows.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 05.04.2024
Away with industrial agriculture
Global study: Diversified agriculture strengthens food security and biodiversity . Mixing livestock farming and arable farming, integrating flower strips and trees, water and soil protection and much more: a comprehensive global study led by the Universities of Copenhagen and Hohenheim and with the participation of the University of Göttingen has investigated the effects of diversified agriculture.