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Shipment tracking for ‘fat parcels’ in the body

Researchers at the University of Bonn show that highly sensitive method can 'track' lipid metabolism.

8 hours ago Nature Methods

Scientists pinpoint cause of harmful dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries

Team modifies electrolyte chemistry to prevent the piercing structures.

8 hours ago Nature Nanotechnology

Unique sticky particles formed by harnessing chaos

Branched particles stick to surfaces like gecko legs.

8 hours ago Nature Materials

The shelf life of pyrite

Fool’s gold is the colloquial name for pyrite, a frequently occurring mineral that forms golden cubes as a crystal but has a black color when finely distributed in ocean sediments.

8 hours ago Nature Geoscience

Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device

Replacing today's expensive catalysts could bring down the cost of producing the gas for fuel, fertilizer and clean energy storage.

8 hours ago Nature Nanotechnology

Reading the past like an open book: Researchers use text to measure 200 years of happiness

National happiness levels of previous centuries (1820 - 2009) measured for the first time.

8 hours ago Nature Human Behaviour

Interstellar comet with a familiar look

A closer investigation into the object's orbit confirmed its exosolar origin, making it the second-known interstellar interloper.

8 hours ago Nature Astronomy

The nano-guitar string that plays itself

Using a tiny suspended wire, resembling a vibrating guitar string, the experiment shows how a simple nano-device can generate motion directly from an electrical current.

8 hours ago Nature Physics

Feeding a baby star through a whirlpool in space

The protostar with its disk lies at the center of HH 111, a pair of supersonic jets emerging from a molecular cloud core located 1300 lightyears away in the constellation Orion.

8 hours ago Nature Astronomy

Lakes worldwide are experiencing more severe algal blooms

Climate change is likely hampering recovery efforts.

8 hours ago Nature

Scientists call on public to help solve tree murder mystery

Snow gum dieback is most common in high elevation areas – between 1600 and 1800 metres. Because of the scale and remote nature of the affected areas, observations from ‘citizen scientists’ are invaluable.

16 hours ago

Fairy-wrens change breeding habits to cope with climate change

Warmer temperatures in early spring mean the birds will start breeding earlier than they normally would. If temperatures rise too high in mid-summer, they will also finish breeding earlier.

13 Oct 2019 Global Change Biology

New study advances quest to better understand consciousness

The research team compared the brain states of patients who are in a vegetative or minimally conscious state with those of healthy participants who were anaesthetized with propofol, which is commonly used to sedate otherwise healthy people when they go for routine surgery.

13 Oct 2019 Nature Communications

Complex odors made simple

Friedrich group revealed how odors are associated with “good” or “bad” in the brain of zebrafish, and how these associations are modified during learning.

12 Oct 2019 Nature Neuroscience

Extraordinarily warm temperatures above Antarctica cause hot and dry extremes in Australia, researchers warn

Australian hot and dry extremes can have devastating effects on human health and resources and natural ecosystems, especially when these conditions are not anticipated.

11 Oct 2019 Nature Geoscience

Johns Hopkins researchers discover material that could someday power quantum computer

Researchers found that a certain superconducting material contains special properties that could be the building blocks for technology of the future.

10 Oct 2019 Science

Social inequality in Bronze Age households

Archaeogenetic analyses provide new insights into social inequality 4000 years ago: nuclear families lived together with foreign women and individuals from lower social classes in the same household.

10 Oct 2019 Science

Koala epidemic provides lesson in how DNA protects itself from viruses

KoRV-A infection of the koala germline is happening now, and lets researchers look at genome evolution in real time.

10 Oct 2019 Cell

Buttons and flies help Hopkins solve longtime DNA mystery

The findings lay the foundation to better understand human development.

10 Oct 2019 Developmental Cell

Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected

Used in many consumer and industrial products, such as food containers, protective packaging and building materials, polystyrene widely contaminates the environment.

10 Oct 2019 Environmental Science and Technology Letters