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Engineering Science

New 3D-printing approach melds solids, liquids

April 27, 2022
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In a new study, the team lays out a strategy for using currently available printers to create materials that meld solid and liquid components—a tricky feat if you don’t want your robot to collapse.

Information Technology

New methods could improve security of two-factor authentication systems

April 27, 2022
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Researchers have designed mechanisms to counter the vulnerabilities in push-notification based systems.

Biotechnology

A new pathway to shrink cancerous tumors through body’s immune cells

April 27, 2022
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Researchers influence white blood cells, called macrophages, to slow or reverse disease progression

Genetics

Largest study of whole genome sequencing data reveals new clues to causes of cancer

April 26, 2022
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DNA analysis of thousands of tumours from NHS patients has found a ‘treasure trove’ of clues about the causes of cancer

Environmental Science

Microplastics in the Cauvery River may be harming fish

April 20, 2022
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 Pollutants like microplastics may be causing growth defects in fish, including skeletal deformities, new study reveals

Evolutionary Science

Scientists crack egg forging evolutionary puzzle

April 20, 2022
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Scientists have solved one of nature’s biggest criminal cases, an egg forgery scandal two million years in the making.

Evolutionary Science

Diverse life forms may have evolved earlier than previously thought

April 20, 2022
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Diverse microbial life existed on Earth at least 3.75 billion years ago, suggests a new study that challenges the conventional view of when life began.

Neuroscience

Sense of purpose is linked to reduced risk of dementia

April 20, 2022
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Feeling a sense of purpose or meaning in life is associated with a lower risk of dementia years later, finds a new review of evidence.

Biomedical Science

Magic mushroom compound increases brain connectivity in people with depression

April 20, 2022
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Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms, helps to “open up” depressed people’s brains, even weeks after use, a study has found.

Engineering Science

Solar nanowire-nanotube filter offers easy access to clean water

April 20, 2022
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Scientists have developed a highly efficient water purification filter that uses only solar power.

Behavioural Science

Study finds high energy use provides little benefit for health and well-being in richer nations

April 20, 2022
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Analysis of data from 140 countries suggests many rich countries could use less energy per capita without compromising health, happiness or prosperity.

Brain Science

Forgetting, fast and slow

April 20, 2022
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Study begins to grapple with process of exactly how it works, finds it does not reverse changes brought by learning

Astrophysics

Scientists propose ‘BREAD’ experiment to find particles of mysterious dark matter

April 20, 2022
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Researchers design experiment to look for axions over a wide range of frequencies and masses

Astrophysics

Researchers find 10 new black hole mergers hiding in the data from LIGO and Virgo

April 20, 2022
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An international group of astrophysicists re-examined the data and found 10 additional black hole mergers, all outside the detection threshold of the original analysis.

Plant Science

Scientists resurrect ancient enzymes to improve photosynthesis

April 20, 2022
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Study describes a breakthrough in the quest to improve photosynthesis in certain crops, a step toward adapting plants to rapid climate changes and increasing yields.

Biotechnology

One step closer to creating new hair follicles

April 20, 2022
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The findings could prove crucial for developing new therapies to re-grow hair and provide a blueprint for unraveling other mysteries of tissue growth at the cellular level

Microbiology

Researchers discover yeast self-destruct pathway

April 20, 2022
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Finding adds to evidence that unicellular organisms have "regulated cell-death" processes like those found in animals; discovery could one day lead to new antifungal drugs

Psychology

Research review shows self-esteem has long-term benefits

April 20, 2022
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Study suggests that high self-esteem can have a positive influence in many areas of people’s lives.

Entomology

How many bee species does a meadow need?

April 20, 2022
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Beyond the honeybee, research reveals the importance of pollinator diversity

Chemistry

Researchers create a magnet made of one molecule

April 20, 2022
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Scientists use ‘impressive’ chemistry that opens new doors for hard drives and other cutting-edge technology