One-third of recent global methane increase comes from tropical Africa
The results indicate that about a third of the global atmospheric methane increase observed between 2010-2016 originates in Africa's tropics.
3 hours ago ⋅ Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Close friends help macaques survive
Close friendships improve the survival chances of rhesus macaques, new research shows.
10 hours ago ⋅ Proceedings of the Royal Society B
High above the storm clouds, lightning powers gamma-ray flashes and ultraviolet ‘elves’
The results show the TGF was produced by the high-electric fields produced just prior to a lightning bolt within the thunderstorm cloud - occurring milliseconds after the onset of the lightning leader, which was key to the TGF's formation.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Science
Was Earth’s oxygenation a gradual, not step-wise, process – driven by internal feedbacks?
The findings dramatically increase the possibility of high-O2 worlds existing elsewhere in the universe.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Science
Can we develop computer chips that run on light?
In recent experiments, researchers identify a common material that could help.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Photonics
Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected
A team of 96 polar scientists from 50 international organisations have produced the most complete picture of Greenland ice loss to date.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature
Communications device offers huge bandwidth potential
Researchers have painstakingly combined plasma, metal and dielectric materials into multifunctional, artificial crystals, which could pave the way to higher bandwidth wireless communications.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Applied Physics Reviews
Partisanship and event characteristics shape climate change discussions after extreme weather
The work is part of a growing body of research exploring the links between personal experience with an extreme weather event and social mobilization around climate change.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Climate Change
Florida Tech finds megadroughts fueled cloud forest activity
Sediment samples show recovery from some ecosystem damage is possible.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Ecology & Evolution
Precise action anti-cancer drugs in the cell clarified
Watching a drug in action.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Materials
Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors one step closer thanks to new bonding method
Imperial College London bioengineers have found a way to create stretchy and squeezy soft sensing devices by bonding rubber to electrical components.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Common genetic link between autism and Tourette’s impairs brain communication
The research also suggests that ketamine, or related drugs, may be a useful treatment for both of these disorders.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Cerebral Cortex
When penguins ruled after dinosaurs died
Chatham Island provides missing link in evolution.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Palaeontologia Electronica
Women in Nepal still forced to sleep outside in ‘menstruation huts’
Criminalised practice continues, study finds.
10 Dec 2019 ⋅ Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters
Killer whale grandmothers boost survival of calves
Post-menopausal killer whale grandmothers improve the chances of survival for their grand-calves, new research has found.
9 Dec 2019 ⋅ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Twisted “light keys” decrypting holographic “locks”
A revolutionary holographic technology has been recently developed by a research team at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.
9 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Photonics
How a penalty shootout is decided in the brain
Decision-making is controlled by different nerve cells.
9 Dec 2019 ⋅ Cell Biology
Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets
Researchers looked at the risk of simultaneous breadbasket failures due to climatic extremes, and how the risk has changed over time.
9 Dec 2019 ⋅ Nature Climate Change
The genetic signature of memory
Unique memory genes are expressed in different areas of the brain.
9 Dec 2019 ⋅ eNeuro