- Mobvoi treadmill deal: Our favorite compact running machine is currently just $270on September 28, 2022 at 7:22 am
After testing it out at home, we became Mobvoi fanatics – and you can currently save $170 on the budget-friendly machine
- Astronomers discover secret star at the center of gorgeous Cat's Eye Nebulaon September 28, 2022 at 5:00 am
Astronomers modeled the stunning Cat's Eye Nebula in 3D, revealing the mysterious planetary nebula's history for the first time.
- How introductory courses deter minority students from STEM degreeson September 28, 2022 at 4:00 am
A new paper in PNAS Nexus, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that minority students who earn low grades in introductory science, technology, engineering, and math classes are less likely to earn degrees in these subjects than similar white students.
- What an ancient Maya city excavation taught scientists about the origins of reef fishesby Jesse Kathan / Hakai Magazine on September 28, 2022 at 1:00 am
Flutemouth emerged roughly 65 million years ago, in the shadow of the asteroid impact that killed the non-avian dinosaurs. Getty ImagesFossils pulled from the quarry of an ancient Maya city reveal the dawn of reef fishes. The post What an ancient Maya city excavation taught scientists about the origins of reef fishes appeared first on Popular Science.
- Artificial islands surrounding British Isles were used for ancient parties, archaeologists findon September 27, 2022 at 11:01 pm
A high-tech look at crannogs, artificial islands build around the British Isles, reveals that prehistoric to post-medieval people partied on them.
- Browse, graze, mate: Food and company help animals in captivityon September 27, 2022 at 11:00 pm
From tongue-rolling alpacas to irritable yaks and perturbed pigs, new research has lifted the lid on why some farm and zoo animals cope well with captivity and others display signs of stress.
- Why solid state batteries are the next frontier for EV makersby Kristin Shaw on September 27, 2022 at 11:00 pm
The Ultium platform supports GM’s EV architecture and includes the battery cells, modules and pack, plus drive units containing electric motors and integrated power electronics. GMC / GMSafer, denser, and less susceptible to temperature changes, SSBs hold promise for more EV adoption. The post Why solid state batteries are the next frontier for EV makers appeared first on Popular Science.
- Rising global temperatures point to future widespread droughtson September 27, 2022 at 10:00 pm
More frequent and longer-lasting droughts caused by rising global temperatures pose significant risks to people and ecosystems around the world, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
- Researchers discover method to control carcinogenic formaldehyde release from wood in the homeon September 27, 2022 at 9:18 pm
New research, led jointly by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of North Texas, advances our understanding of how the wood in our homes and offices can release formaldehyde, a potent carcinogen, at levels that can exceed certain health limits. The findings, published recently in Green Chemistry, promise to advance public health. Their solution, for which the team has filed a patent, is an effective, low-cost way to mitigate the damage wrought by formaldehyde.
- Scientists bring the fusion energy that lights the sun and stars closer to reality on Earthon September 27, 2022 at 9:17 pm
Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed the source of the sudden and puzzling collapse of heat that precedes disruptions that can damage doughnut-shaped tokamak fusion facilities. Coping with the source could overcome one of the most critical challenges that future fusion facilities will face and bring closer to reality the production on Earth of the fusion energy that drives the sun and stars.
- Researchers discover new predator damaging our ecosystemson September 27, 2022 at 9:15 pm
For Arizona State University's Ph.D. recent graduate Julie Bethany Rakes, it all started as a failed experiment that ended up being an impactful discovery for the microbiology community. Recently in Nature Communications, Rakes and Regents' Professor Ferran Garcia-Pichel reported on a new bacterium that preys on soil cyanobacteria in biocrusts. In this publication, they describe the newly discovered predator's life cycle, attack mechanism and its ecological impact.
- Watch Alice, a new electric commuter plane, fly for the first timeby Rob Verger on September 27, 2022 at 9:13 pm
The flight began at 7:10 am Pacific time. EviationThe aircraft just made an important maiden flight. Now comes the hard part: improving its batteries. The post Watch Alice, a new electric commuter plane, fly for the first time appeared first on Popular Science.
- Best foam rollers 2022 for effective warm-ups, cool-downs and recoveryby email@example.com (Harry Bullmore) on September 27, 2022 at 9:09 pm
With the power to prime your muscles and reduce post-workout soreness, it’s time to invest in the best foam rollers
- First global survey of mayors shows urgent climate, infrastructure, equity challengeson September 27, 2022 at 9:09 pm
A new global survey of city leaders underscores pressing challenges facing municipalities, including rising inequality, extreme heat and flood risks exacerbated by climate change, and a need to rebalance transportation systems that overly favor private automobiles.
- Researchers unlock a new method for testing protein-based drugson September 27, 2022 at 8:50 pm
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) researchers have unveiled a new lab technique they say represents a "paradigm shift" in how pharmaceutical laboratories test and produce new protein-based drugs, such as therapeutic monoclonal antibodies being developed to treat a variety of diseases, from cancers to infectious diseases.
- Climate change could mean more intense locust outbreaks and threaten food securityon September 27, 2022 at 8:49 pm
A new study by a research team from Arizona State University has found that climate change will dramatically increase the intensity of locust swarms, resulting in even more crops lost to insect pests and threatening food security.
- NASA moon rocket back in hangar, launch unlikely until Novemberon September 27, 2022 at 8:35 pm
NASA's moon rocket returned to the safety of its hangar Tuesday as Hurricane Ian approached Florida, its launch now unlikely before mid-November.
- As Ian barrels toward Florida, residents brace for hurricane hellon September 27, 2022 at 8:34 pm
Soon to be in the teeth of a monster storm, anxious Tampa residents were making final preparations Tuesday ahead of potentially catastrophic Hurricane Ian, which is forecast to slam Florida's west coast with a ferocity unseen here in decades.
- Researchers reconstruct the genome of the common ancestor of all mammalson September 27, 2022 at 8:34 pm
Every modern mammal, from a platypus to a blue whale, is descended from a common ancestor that lived about 180 million years ago. We don't know a great deal about this animal, but the organization of its genome has now been computationally reconstructed by an international team of researchers. The work is published Sept. 30 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Quantum effects in memristive deviceson September 27, 2022 at 8:27 pm
At the nanoscale, the laws of classical physics suddenly become inadequate to explain the behavior of matter. It is precisely at this juncture that quantum theory comes into play, effectively describing the physical phenomena characteristic of the atomic and subatomic world. Thanks to the different behavior of matter on these length and energy scales, it is possible to develop new materials, devices and technologies based on quantum effects, which could yield a real quantum revolution that […]
- Determining how and why cells make decisionson September 27, 2022 at 8:26 pm
Cells are constantly making decisions that lead to differentiation. For instance, cells in an embryo make a series of decisions that determine whether they will become neurons in some cases and muscle cells in others. How do cells make these decisions?
- Researchers identify African dust by measuring isotopeson September 27, 2022 at 8:26 pm
Every summer, weather forecasters blast news about African dust plumes crossing the southern United States. And to most people, it's just dust, but to researchers at Texas A&M University, it's much more.
- What NASA’s successful DART mission means for the future of planetary defenseby Tatyana Woodall on September 27, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Asteroid moonlet Dimorphos as seen by NASA's DART spacecraft about 42 miles away and 11 seconds before impact. NASA/Johns Hopkins APLNow that the big boom is over, the mission’s science is just beginning. The post What NASA’s successful DART mission means for the future of planetary defense appeared first on Popular Science.
- Facebook busts Chinese influence network targeting Americans on abortion and guns ahead of midtermson September 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Meta removed a Chinese influence network that attempted to inflame political tensions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter ahead of the midterm elections.
- Gas leaks into the Baltic Sea from Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelinesby Laura Baisas on September 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm
The gas leak at Nord Stream 2 seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm island. Danish DefenseBoth pipelines experienced a sudden drop in pressure Monday morning. The post Gas leaks into the Baltic Sea from Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines appeared first on Popular Science.
- Three Reasons Hurricane Ian Poses a Major Flooding Hazard for Floridaby Athena Masson, The Conversation US on September 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Hurricane Ian will bring heavy rains and storm surge to Florida, potentially exacerbated by its size
- Fighting fake news online: Going beyond scientific slogans to connect with people emotionallyon September 27, 2022 at 7:20 pm
Empathy is a more potent weapon than facts when combatting fake news online, according to new research from the University of Surrey.
- Watch NASA's DART spacecraft hit 'bullseye' by smashing into an asteroidby firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben Turner) on September 27, 2022 at 7:18 pm
This is the first ever test of the Earth's planetary defence system
- Metasurface engineered to create three different images depending on illuminationon September 27, 2022 at 7:18 pm
Researchers have developed a metasurface device that can display three types of images depending on the illumination light. The three-channel device could be used as an anticounterfeiting measure or offer a new way to securely deliver encrypted information.
- Researchers identify genes potentially responsible for sugarcane's resistance to pests, cold and droughton September 27, 2022 at 6:33 pm
A study conducted at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil has identified orphan genes in wild sugarcane (Saccharum spontaneum), a species with exceptional resistance to biotic stresses such as nematodes, fungi, bacteria and other pests and diseases, and abiotic stresses such as cold, drought, salinity and nutritionally deficient soil.
- Did druids build Stonehenge?on September 27, 2022 at 6:32 pm
It's commonly said that the druids built Stonehenge. But is there any truth to this assertion?
- More naturally occurring trees and less clustering could benefit urban forestson September 27, 2022 at 6:23 pm
Excessive clustering of tree species in urban forests and overreliance on introduced species may make urban forests more vulnerable to pests or disease and reduce their ecosystem benefits, a study published today in eLife shows.
- Exploring the reality of unread Stasi fileson September 27, 2022 at 6:17 pm
Many people—including public figures such as Nobel Laureate Günter Grass, former West German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, and trade union leader Claus Weselsky—choose not to read their Stasi files. How can this behavior be explained? And what are the implications for the collective approach to remembrance and transparency in post-dictatorial societies? A study by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Technical University of Dresden provides insights into these questions.
- When Should You Get the New COVID Booster and the Flu Shot?by Libby Richards, The Conversation US on September 27, 2022 at 6:15 pm
Now is a good time to get both your COVID and flu shots, according to a nurse and public health expert
- Edge waves, continental shelf fueled the 2021 Acapulco Bay tsunamion September 27, 2022 at 6:12 pm
Trapped inside the shoreline of a bay, the resonant interactions of a tsunami with regular waves can prolong the tsunami disturbance. For the 2021 magnitude 7 Acapulco, Mexico earthquake and tsunami, edge waves in the bay and the short continental shelf also had a surprisingly significant effect on the tsunami's duration, according to a new study published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
- Symbiotic bacteria protect beetle larvae from pathogenson September 27, 2022 at 5:50 pm
Lagria beetles have developed unusual physical traits to protect their progeny: Small invaginations on the backs of the larvae are inhabited by defensive bacteria.
- Ahead of the curve: An optical fiber sensor for measuring deviations in the spineon September 27, 2022 at 5:49 pm
The backbone or spine (or the vertebral column) can be divided into four major curves. The shapes of these curves allow our bodies to properly distribute weight in different positions and conditions, such as when sitting or bending down. However, certain spine malformations can cause these curves to deviate significantly, which may lead to chronic pain or serious disabilities.
- Fatal police shootings in US are more prevalent and training is more limited than in other nationson September 27, 2022 at 5:49 pm
Police in the U.S. deal with more diverse, distressed and aggrieved populations and are involved in more incidents involving firearms, but they average only five months of classroom training—the briefest among 18 countries examined in a Rutgers study.
- Lead safety guidance lacking for urban farmers in many major US citieson September 27, 2022 at 5:48 pm
Urban gardens and farms are on the rise in the U.S., but urban soils are sometimes contaminated from legacy pollution and industrial use. Despite this risk, there is little guidance for people growing food in urban soils on what levels of lead are safe, and existing policies vary widely between cities and states, as a new study highlights.
- Team develops a powerful Bragg reflector with ultrahigh refractive index metamaterialon September 27, 2022 at 5:48 pm
We all look in the mirror at least once a day to see our reflection. Mirrors are used not only in daily life but also in cutting-edge technologies such as semiconductor processing and high-resolution displays. Recently, a powerful Bragg reflection mirror based on high-index metamaterials has been developed that only reflects desired light.
- Hurricane Ian leaves western Cuba battered, takes aim for Floridaon September 27, 2022 at 5:35 pm
The powerful Category 3 Hurricane Ian battered western Cuba on Tuesday causing significant damage and prompting mass evacuations, with the storm expected to strengthen as it heads north towards the US state of Florida.
- Underwater heat 'inferno' ravages Mediterranean coralson September 27, 2022 at 5:31 pm
In the temperate shallows of the Mediterranean, once-vibrant red and purple coral forests that provide a crucial haven for biodiversity now stand bleached and brittle, transformed into skeletons by record summer temperatures, scientists say.
- Experts agree: Dairy cattle's welfare worse than beef cattleon September 27, 2022 at 5:15 pm
Contrary to what one might think, dairy cows and other dairy cattle are likely to experience worse welfare than their counterparts in beef herds, raised solely for meat.
- How to remove carpet moldon September 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm
It’s comforting to have carpet throughout your home, but it’s essential to watch for excess moisture and to know how to remove carpet mold if it occurs
- This Yosuda bike is one of our all-time favorites — and now it's cheaper than everby email@example.com (Harry Bullmore) on September 27, 2022 at 3:42 pm
The Yosuda Indoor Stationary Cycling Bike seriously impressed our in-house testers and Amazon has just slashed its price by $140
- Hurricane Ian Intensifies into a Monster with Climate Markingsby Chelsea Harvey, E&E News on September 27, 2022 at 3:15 pm
Storms like Hurricane Ian may become more common because hurricanes are expected to rapidly intensify more often as the world warms
- What are the best foods to eat while pregnant?on September 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Discover the best foods to eat while pregnant to keep you and your baby healthy
- Save $325 on the Blueair HealthProtect 7470i air purifier at Best Buyon September 27, 2022 at 1:27 pm
This smart air purifier with Wi-Fi can remove up to 99% of bacteria, dust, pollen and mold — and it's now a whopping 43% off at Best Buy
- Dementia in Prison Is Turning into an Epidemic: The U.S. Penal System Is Badly Unpreparedby Sara Novak on September 27, 2022 at 10:45 am
Older prisoners will make up a third of the prison population in a decade, and many of them will develop dementia
- What the Disease Feels Like, and Presidents Can't End Pandemics: COVID, Quickly, Episode 39by Josh Fischman, Tanya Lewis, Tulika Bose on September 27, 2022 at 9:30 am
On this episode of the COVID, Quickly podcast, Josh Fischman gets COVID, and President Joe Biden says the pandemic is over.