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NASA Spots Grape Disease
Early, From the Sky
Aug 13, 2023 2:20 PM CDT
NASA Spots Grape Disease Early, From the Sky
Innovation could be a huge benefit to vineyards
- Up to 30% of global grape harvests fall prey to pathogens including bacteria, mold, and viruses each year. Now, the
reports that there's hope on the horizon: Researchers using tech from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab detected early signs of a grape disease before it could...
Researchers Warn About
in case you missed it
Aug 6, 2023 7:45 AM CDT
Researchers Warn About Microwaving Plastic
Just three minutes in a microwave can unleash billions of nanoparticles, says study
- A new study may give you pause before putting anything plastic in the microwave. University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers found that microwaving plastic baby food containers released both micro- and smaller nanoplastics, reports
. The study in
Environmental Science & Technology
was conducted by Kazi Albab Hussain and UN-L colleagues after...
It's Blinked in Space Every
22 Minutes for 30 Years
Jul 30, 2023 5:25 PM CDT
It's Blinked in Space Every 22 Minutes for 30 Years
Astronomers never spotted unusual magnetar because they didn't expect it to be there
- Writer Aldous Huxley said "consistency is contrary to nature." He'd maybe never heard of neutron stars or fast radio bursts. A study noted by Gizmodo and published in
found that a rotating neutron star with a powerful magnetic field, or a magnetar, has puzzled astronomers since...
Older Orca Moms
Defend Sons in Fights
Jul 30, 2023 12:00 PM CDT
Older Orca Moms Defend Sons in Fights
Males have less injuries in the presence of mothers, even after moms' menopause
- Orca moms look after their sons for a surprisingly long time, a new study suggests. Researchers from the UK's University of Exeter found that killer whales who have passed through menopause will defend their adult male offspring in fights, though they don't appear to provide the same protection...
May Get a Lot Easier
Jul 22, 2023 4:30 PM CDT
Detecting COVID May Get a Lot Easier
Researchers develop a portable device that can detect it in a room's air in a few minutes
- Researchers have developed a portable gizmo the size of a microwave that can determine if COVID is present in the air of a room in five minutes, reports Science News . The new tool described in Nature is akin to an air-quality monitor and can detect the airborne virus in real...
Jul 22, 2023 7:10 AM CDT
Snakes Appear to Comfort Each Other
- Only the most adamant reptile lover would use words like "cuddly" or "sweet" where snakes are concerned. New research, however, has found that the cold-blooded creatures may have some semblance of emotional life, even comforting fellow legless wonders when they are upset. CNN reports that a study published...
Utah's Famously White Snow
Is Getting Dusty
Jul 9, 2023 3:45 PM CDT
Utah's Famously White Snow Is Getting Dusty
Scientists say the shrinking Great Salt Lake is a big factor, with serious implications
- Dust blowing off the dry areas around the receding Great Salt Lake is coating the famously ski-friendly pure white snow on nearby slopes and causing early melting—a big problem with wide-ranging effects for Utah, reports
. In a study published by
Environmental Research Letters
, University of Utah hydrologist...
Jul 1, 2023 8:30 AM CDT
Curly-Haired People: You Are Cooler Than Others
- A new Penn State study reported by
has determined that humans in general evolved with more hair on our heads for a reason: to cool off our growing brains. And according to the researchers who authored the paper published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Heavy Drinkers Have Greater
Tolerance, Right? Not So Much
Jun 25, 2023 5:25 PM CDT
Heavy Drinkers Have Greater Tolerance, Right? Not So Much
Study suggests it's largely a myth
- It's a common dramatic trope: Steely-eyed people squaring off in a boozy drinking duel, usually ending with someone passing out on the floor while their opponent seems relatively clear-eyed in victory. Research done by the University of Chicago found that the heavy drinker with high tolerance, however, is mostly...
Young People Are Really Into
Their Shrooms These Days
Jun 19, 2023 10:30 AM CDT
Young People Are Really Into Their Shrooms These Days
From 2018 to 2021, young adults' use of hallucinogens nearly doubled
- Not in several decades have young adults in the United States done so much tripping on hallucinogens. That's the upshot of a new study that found the use of such mind-altering drugs nearly doubled from 2018 to 2021. According to research published in the journal
, based on stats...
5 Shark Species See
Jun 16, 2023 12:18 PM CDT
5 Shark Species See 'Frightening' Losses
A thorough survey sees some species of reef sharks have plummeted by 60% to 73%
- In a comprehensive survey of shark and manta ray populations in nearly 400 coral reefs on Earth, scientists made an alarming discovery, reports the
: Five shark species known to call those reefs home have declined at a devastating rate of between 60% and 73% in the last 50...
Had Some Pretty
Jun 15, 2023 9:55 AM CDT
Ancient Lucy Had Some Pretty Powerful Legs
Knee extensor muscles were like modern humans', meaning she could have walked like us: researcher
- Part of the reason the human ancestor known as Lucy is so famous is that her bones, discovered in Ethiopia in 1974, indicated her hominin species,
, was among the first to walk on two legs more than 3 million years ago. But what would her long-vanished muscles tell...
Want to Whisper Something
Nice? Use the Left Ear
May 28, 2023 4:00 PM CDT
Want to Whisper Something Nice? Use the Left Ear
Researchers find a pronounced preference through brain scans
- If you've ever noticed a subtle bias toward your left ear when enjoying some pleasant singing or the mellifluous voice of your favorite podcaster, it's not just you. IFL cites a study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience that details how a team of Swiss researchers discovered that our...
These Guys Get by on
2 Hours of Sleep a Day
Apr 21, 2023 10:39 AM CDT
These Guys Get by on 2 Hours of Sleep a Day
Researchers matched northern elephant seal brain waves with diving patterns to monitor how they sleep
- If you're still drinking coffee and blinking sleep out of your eyes, you might feel sympathy for the northern elephant seal. NPR reports that in a newly-published study, researchers found the huge mammals—known for the way the males' noses resemble elephant trunks—sleep less than just about any...
Creation of Mice From 2 Males
Raises Possibilities: Scientists
Mar 18, 2023 12:10 PM CDT
Creation of Mice From 2 Males Raises Possibilities: Scientists
Researchers don't know yet whether their technique would work in human stem cells
- For the first time, scientists have created baby mice from two males. This raises the distant possibility of using the same technique for people—although experts caution that very few mouse embryos developed into live mouse pups and no one knows whether it would work for humans, the AP reports....
Research Suggests a Link
Between Chemical, Parkinson's
Mar 16, 2023 5:25 PM CDT
Research Suggests a Link Between Chemical, Parkinson's
Environmental factors must be behind proliferation of disease, expert says
- A widely used, cancer-causing industrial chemical could be one factor in the rapid increase in Parkinson's disease, new research shows. Thousands of US sites are contaminated by trichloroethylene, which has been employed to remove paint, gunk from jet engines, and stains from shirts by dry cleaners, the
Nov 26, 2022 3:10 PM CST
53 Species Aren't Mute After All
Recordings show some turtles won't stop making noise
- Turtles evolved millions of years ago and live in nearly every type of climate, according to Live Science , so it makes sense that they've have something to say. New research suggests they do, documenting noises made by 53 species—50 of them turtles—that had been thought to be...
Miss a Little Sleep, and
We're All About Ourselves
Aug 24, 2022 7:20 PM CDT
Miss a Little Sleep, and We're All About Ourselves
As little as an hour lost can make people less willing to help others, researchers say
- If a bad night's sleep makes you feel like you're of no use to anyone, there's evidence to back that up. Research suggests that losing as little as one hour of sleep can decrease the desire to help other people, including friends and family, the
Researchers Partially Reverse
Death in Pig Organs
Aug 3, 2022 5:30 PM CDT
Researchers Partially Reverse Death in Pig Organs
OrganEx technology could change the medical definition of death
- Yale University researchers have come up with an apparent cure for death, at least in pig organs. In research published in the journal
, researchers said their OrganEx system, which uses a network of pumps, filter, and tubing, restored circulation and repaired damaged cells in pigs that had been dead...
Study Finds Your
Jun 26, 2022 9:04 AM CDT
Study Finds Your Love Language Really Matters
Heterosexual couples who use their partner's preferred love language are more satisfied
- You've likely heard of the so-called five love languages: words of affirmation, spending quality time together, gift-giving, acts of service, and physical touch.
reports they were the brainchild of Southern Baptist pastor Gary Chapman, who three decades ago published
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment
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