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Study reveals that decreased cloud cover dominated rapid spring temperature rise in Central Asia

Central Asia has experienced a faster temperature rise than the global land over the past decades, which has brought unprecedented challenges to the survival and flourishing of life. The role of the drivers and their associated underlying mechanisms.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgFeb 29th, 2024

Bumblebees don"t care about pesticide cocktails: Research highlights their resilience to chemical stressors

Bumblebees appear to be quite resistant to common pesticides. This is shown by a new study, the results of which have now been published by scientists from Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in the journal Environment International......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 7 min. ago

Research revives 1800s photos

Researchers from Western University developed techniques for creating images from old, badly tarnished photographs. These techniques could also be used to study other historic artifacts and fossils and prevent corrosion in modern materials......»»

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Northern permafrost region emits more greenhouse gases than it captures, study finds

Permafrost underlies about 14 million square kilometers of land in and around the Arctic. The top 3 meters contain an estimated 1 trillion metric tons of carbon and 55 billion metric tons of nitrogen. Historically, the northern permafrost region has.....»»

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Unraveling differences in temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition under various oxygen conditions

Soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition is a key process that affects soil carbon storage and greenhouse gas emissions. Investigating the temperature sensitivity (Q10) of SOM decomposition and its regulating mechanisms is important for improving pred.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 35 min. ago

Study uses thermodynamics to describe expansion of the universe

The idea that the universe is expanding dates from almost a century ago. It was first put forward by Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaître (1894–1966) in 1927 and confirmed observationally by American astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) two years l.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 35 min. ago

Study says parent perceptions of school meals influence student participation in school meal programs

A new study suggests that the way parents view school meals can impact how likely their children are to participate in meal programs at school......»»

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Orbital eccentricity may have led to young underground ocean on Saturn"s moon Mimas

Saturn's moon Mimas could have grown a huge underground ocean as its orbital eccentricity decreased to its present value and caused its icy shell to melt and thin......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 35 min. ago

Nanovials method for immune cell screening uncovers receptors that target prostate cancer

A recent UCLA study demonstrates a new process for screening T cells, part of the body's natural defenses, for characteristics vital to the success of cell-based treatments. The method filters T cells based on the receptor proteins found on their sur.....»»

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Millions of gamers advance biomedical research by helping to reconstruct microbial evolutionary histories

Leveraging gamers and video game technology can dramatically boost scientific research, according to a new study published today in Nature Biotechnology......»»

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Boron deficiency in oilseed rape transcriptome resembles a wounding and infection response

Boron deficiency has a devastating effect on oilseed rape and related plants. However, little is known about the underlying genetic mechanisms. A study shows that the response to persistent or short-term acute boron deficiency is similar to that seen.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

School suspensions and exclusions put vulnerable children at risk, study shows

Managing problematic student behavior is one of the most persistent, challenging, and controversial issues facing schools today. Yet despite best intentions to build a more inclusive and punitive-free education system, school suspensions and expulsio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

Study sheds light on 11th-century Arab-Muslim optical scientist whose work laid foundation for modern-day physics

Scientists from the University of Sharjah and the Warburg Institute are poring over the writings of an 11th-century Arab-Muslim polymath to demonstrate their impact on the development of optical sciences and how they have fundamentally transformed th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

Officials sued over farm chemicals near Latino schools

For Nelly Vaquera-Boggs, the plastic tarps that cover strawberry fields in Monterey County, California, when they are being fumigated with toxic chemicals offer little comfort—especially when those fields are close to schools......»»

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More adults are being diagnosed as neurodivergent—here"s how employers can help in the workplace

There has been a rise in the number of people diagnosed with "neurodivergence" in adulthood over the past decade. This trend has been noted both internationally and in New Zealand. But exact rates of diagnoses in this country are difficult to quantif.....»»

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First insights into the genetic bottleneck characterizing early sheep husbandry in the Neolithic period

Modern Eurasian sheep predominantly belong to only two so-called genetic matrilineages inherited through the ewes, so previous research has assumed that genetic diversity must already have decreased rapidly in the early stages of domestication of wil.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News12 hr. 7 min. ago

Study unearths survival strategies of root systems

New research from The University of Western Australia has examined how fine root lifespan is linked to root strategies of resource acquisition and protection......»»

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Tracing the lineage of North America"s native Blackfoot Confederacy

A team of researchers with varied backgrounds and affiliated with multiple organizations (including the Blackfoot Confederacy) in the U.S. and Canada has conducted a genetic study focused on tracing the lineage of North America's native Blackfoot Con.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News12 hr. 7 min. ago

Giant rogue waves: Southern Ocean expedition reveals wind as key cause

A University of Melbourne expedition to the southernmost waters encircling Antarctica has discovered that wind drives the formation of colossal rogue waves, and that these unpredictable waves occur more frequently than scientists had previously thoug.....»»

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Newly sequenced genome reveals coffee"s prehistoric origin story, and its future under climate change

The key to growing coffee plants that can better resist climate change in the decades to come may lie in the ancient past......»»

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Tropical forests can"t recover naturally without fruit eating birds, carbon recovery study shows

New research from the Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich illustrates a critical barrier to natural regeneration of tropical forests. Their models—from ground-based data gathered in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil—show that when wild tropical birds move fre.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 35 min. ago