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Fireflies shed light on the function of mitochondria

1 hour 1 min ago
Tiny factories float inside our cells and provide them with almost all the energy they need: the mitochondria. Their effectiveness decreases when we get older, but also when we face many diseases such as diabetes, cancer or Parkinson's. This is why scientists ...

Explosive Nuclear Astrophysics: New Method Developed to Determine Origin of Stardust in Meteorites

1 hour 16 min ago
International team develops a new method to determine the origin of stardust in meteorites. Analysis of meteorite content has been crucial in advancing our knowledge of the origin and evolution of our solar system. Some meteorites also contain grains of ...

Mysteries of the Ice Giants –“Totally Weird Water, a New State of Matter”

1 hour 17 min ago
... ‌. Our solar system's ice giants are bizarre worlds of extremes… if you were born at one of Uranus's poles, for example, you would be a middle-aged man at sunset and a very old, 84-year old before it was time for a second sunrise and by the time of a ...

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Shows Vast Areas Of Martian Night Sky Pulsing In UV Light

1 hour 20 min ago
The MAVEN team was surprised to find that the atmosphere pulsed exactly three times per night, and only during Mars' spring and autumn. NASA MAVEN Spacecraft Shows Vast Areas Of Martian Night Sky Pulsing In UV Light. New data from NASA's MAVEN ...

Russia's space leader blusters about Mars in the face of stiff budget cuts

1 hour 45 min ago
The leader of Russia's civil space program appears to be increasingly disengaged from reality. In recent months Dmitry Rogozin, the chief of Roscosmos, has given a series of interviews in which he has made all manner of big promises about the supposedly ...

Ceres: An ocean world in the asteroid belt

2 hours 1 min ago
NASA scientists say that Ceres, a dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, is still holding onto pockets of a subsurface, liquid water ocean. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA. Remnants of an ancient water ocean are buried beneath the icy crust of dwarf planet ...

International Physicists Join Forces in Hunt for Sterile Neutrinos

2 hours 4 min ago
Note: This press release is adapted from the original press releases issued by the MINOS+ and Daya Bay collaborations. View an original release published by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. An international group of more than 260 scientists has ...

Agriculture replaces fossil fuels as largest human source of sulfur in the environment

2 hours 7 min ago
A new paper out today in Nature Geoscience identifies fertilizer and pesticide applications to croplands as the largest source of sulfur in the environment—up to 10 times higher than the peak sulfur load seen in the second half of the 20th century, during the ...

You can see VENUS at 'peak brightness' with naked eye this week easily – here's how

2 hours 15 min ago
STARGAZERS can see Venus at its brightest this week. This best part is you won't need any fancy equipment, just the naked eye and the right directions. Earlier this year, Venus came very close to the Moon. 2. Earlier this year, Venus came very close to the ...

Breakthrough technology turns seawater into clean drinking water in less than 30 minutes using the power of sunlight

2 hours 21 min ago
Scientists have developed new technology that can turn seawater into clean drinking water in less than 30 minutes. Advertisement. Australia-based researchers used a metal-organic framework (MOF), a type of lattice-like crystal, to desalinate water.

Watch as great white shark is spotted feeding on dead whale off Nantucket

2 hours 23 min ago
Warning: The videos included in this article contain graphic imagery. A great white shark was spotted feasting on a whale off the coast of Nantucket over the weekend. Videos posted to Twitter on Sunday by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy showed the ...

Climate change: Satellites record history of Antarctic melting

2 hours 24 min ago
Twenty-five years of satellite observations have been used to reconstruct a detailed history of Antarctica's ice shelves. These ice platforms are the floating protrusions of glaciers flowing off the land, and ring the entire continent. The European Space Agency ...

Agriculture has overtaken fossil fuels as the largest man-made sulphur source

2 hours 27 min ago
Agriculture has overtaken fossil fuels to be the largest human source of sulphur in the environment, with scientists fearing it is a major cause of mercury pollution in waterways near to farms. Coal-fired power plants have historically been the main culprit for ...

Learning capabilities of drone swarms

2 hours 30 min ago
Date: August 10, 2020; Source: U.S. Army Research Laboratory; Summary: Researchers developed a reinforcement learning approach that will allow swarms of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to optimally accomplish various missions while minimizing ...

Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt, hides an underground ocean

2 hours 31 min ago
NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveals the secrets of Ceres' bright spots, discovering robust evidence for an ocean hiding below its surface. Jackson Ryan. Aug. 10, 2020. In the asteroid belt, an immense region of space between Mars and Jupiter, millions of rocky ...

There might be a star out there barely old enough to remember the '80s—among stars that are billions of years old

2 hours 39 min ago
Millions of years is young for a star. When orbs of fire have been around for billions and billions of years, some still blazing from the time Earth was born out of a fiery chasm, several million years is nothing. Which makes it all the wilder that there is a neutron ...

New articles focus on recent developments in the field of health preference research

2 hours 42 min ago
Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR-;the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of a series of articles focused on recent developments in the field of health preference research. The series ...

Quantum computing breakthrough as scientists find possible solution to technology's biggest hurdle

2 hours 48 min ago
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the development of large-scale quantum computers. "Noise" remains the biggest problem for the development of quantum computers, and must be solved before they can be used widely and in the revolutionary ...

An ancient association? Crickets disperse seeds of early-diverging orchid Apostasia nipponica

2 hours 58 min ago
Associate Professor SUETSUGU Kenji (Kobe University Graduate School of Science) presents evidence of the apparently unusual seed dispersal system by crickets and camel crickets in Apostasia nipponica (Apostasioideae), acknowledged as an ...

Satellite Study Reveals Enormity of Melting Ice Shelves in Antarctica

2 hours 58 min ago
The ice that hangs off the edge of Antarctica and floats on the ocean is melting faster than it is being replenished, even in pockets of East Antarctica typically thought to be less vulnerable to climate change, according to a study published Monday.