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Psychology

Our brains “time-stamp” sounds to process the words we hear

November 16, 2022
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Study findings offer new insights into the intricacies of neurological function. 

Neuroscience

Differences between brains of primates are small but significant

November 16, 2022
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Researchers analyzed genetic material from cells in the prefrontal cortex from four closely related primates to characterize subtle differences in cell type and genetics.

Astronomy

IceCube neutrinos give first glimpse into the inner depths of an active galaxy

November 16, 2022
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Researchers have found evidence of high-energy neutrino emission from Messier 77, also known as NGC 1068, an active galaxy in the constellation of Cetus.

Ecological Science

Study warns of climate change’s looming devastation of insect species

November 16, 2022
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If no steps are taken to shield insects from climate change, the consequences will “drastically reduce our ability to build a sustainable future based on healthy, functional ecosystems.”

Biology

Mixing up metabolism

November 16, 2022
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Researchers investigate how microbes that can both eat and photosynthesize might evolve in a changing environment.

Engineering Science

Red-supergiant supernova images reveal secrets of an earlier universe

November 16, 2022
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Detailed images show the exploding star cooling and could help scientists learn more about the stars and galaxies present in the early universe.

Biotechnology

CRISPR gene-editing possible in temperature sensitive organisms, plants & crop varieties

November 9, 2022
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Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that the associated Cas9 enzyme can bind to and cut the target DNA at very low temperatures.

Environmental Science

Whales eat microplastic up to 10 million pieces per day

November 9, 2022
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Analysis of ocean plastic pollution and whale foraging behavior tracked with noninvasive tags shows whales are ingesting tiny specks of plastic in far bigger quantities than previously thought.

Medical Science

Way to target ‘undruggable’ molecules involved in cancer

November 9, 2022
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Scientists have created an innovative way to build synthetic molecules that can target these previously “undruggable” transcription factors.

Food/Nutrition

Common dietary fiber promotes allergy-like immune responses

November 9, 2022
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Study found that dietary inulin fiber alters the metabolism of certain gut bacteria, which in turn triggers what scientists call type 2 inflammation in the gut and lungs.

Behavioural Science

Why fish look down when they swim?

November 9, 2022
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Simulations show quirky behavior helps fish estimate swimming direction and speed

Geological Science

Violent supershear earthquakes are more common than previously thought

November 9, 2022
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Scientists analyzed all 6.7-or-greater magnitude strike-slip earthquakes worldwide since 2000 — there were 87 in all — and identified 12 of the supershear type.

Environmental Science

Intensified meat production in response to climate change would bring short-term rewards, long-term risks

November 9, 2022
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Ramped-up animal agriculture would increase efficiency, but potentially increase animal-borne diseases, risk of future pandemics, new analysis finds.

Anthropology

Anthropologists find new ways female bones are permanently altered after giving birth

November 9, 2022
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Analysis of primates shows permanent changes in bone composition after giving birth, breastfeeding.

Evolutionary Science

Study reveals how ancient fish colonized the deep sea

November 9, 2022
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Throughout Earth’s ancient history, there were several periods of time when many fish actually favored the cold, dark, barren waters of the deep sea.

Chemical Engineering

New catalyst can turn smelly hydrogen sulfide into a cash cow

November 9, 2022
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Light-powered catalyst makes hydrogen energy from pungent gas in one-step process

Astrophysics

Traces of ancient ocean discovered on Mars

November 9, 2022
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A recently released set of topography maps provides new evidence for an ancient northern ocean on Mars.

Physics

Polarized X-rays reveal shape, orientation of extremely hot matter around black hole

November 9, 2022
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Researchers’ recent observations of a stellar-mass black hole called Cygnus X-1 reveal new details about the configuration of extremely hot matter.

Behavioural Science

Just like humans, more intelligent jays have greater self-control

November 9, 2022
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A study has found that Eurasian jays can pass a version of the ‘marshmallow test’ – and those with the greatest self-control also score the highest on intelligence tests.

Medical Science

Pancreatic cancer could be diagnosed up to three years earlier

November 9, 2022
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Scientists investigated signs of pancreatic cancer, including weight loss, hyperglycaemia and diabetes and demonstrated the timelines for when they develop in relation to cancer.