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Research shows why there’s a ‘sweet spot’ depth for underground magma chambers

Computer models show why eruptive magma chambers tend to reside between six and 10 kilometers underground.

23 Aug 2019 Nature Geoscience

Researchers advance organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development

Designing self-rolling 3D sensors that wrap around heart cell spheroids.

23 Aug 2019 Science Advances

Big brains or big guts: Choose one

Alternate ecological strategies help birds survive unpredictable conditions.

23 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Chemistry in motion

Researchers produce first-ever videos of chemical synthesis at atomic resolution.

23 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Your heart’s best friend: Dog ownership associated with better cardiovascular health

The study compared the cardiovascular health scores of pet owners overall to those who did not own pets. Then it compared dog owners to other pet owners and those who did not own pets.

23 Aug 2019 Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes

Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth

Making sense of remote observations requires the development of sophisticated models for planetary climate and evolution to allow scientists to recognize which of these distant planets that might host life.

22 Aug 2019 Goldschmidt2019

Lasers enable engineers to weld ceramics, no furnace required

The process uses an ultrafast pulsed laser to melt ceramic materials along the interface and fuse them together.

22 Aug 2019 Science

Images from the surface of asteroid Ryugu yield clues to its composition

New images taken by a lander on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu have yielded clues into the composition and origins of its rocks, which bear strong similarities to primitive meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites.

22 Aug 2019 Science

Shocking rate of plant extinctions in South Africa

Plant extinctions from South Africa's three biodiversity hot spots represent 45.4% of all extinctions from 10 of the world's 36 hotspots.

22 Aug 2019 Current Biology

Materials scientists build a synthetic system with compartments like real cells

UMass Amherst, Berkeley National Lab team develop synthetic compartmentalization.

22 Aug 2019 Chem

Scorpion toxin that targets ‘wasabi receptor’ may help solve mystery of chronic pain

The scientists isolated the toxin, a short protein (or peptide) that they dubbed the "wasabi receptor toxin" (WaTx), from the venom of the Australian Black Rock scorpion.

22 Aug 2019 Cell

Early life on Earth limited by enzyme

The enzyme-nitrogenase-can be traced back to the universal common ancestor of all cells more than four billion years ago.

22 Aug 2019 Trends in Plant Sciences

Maximum mass of lightest neutrino revealed using astronomical big data

While the differences between the masses are known, little information was available about the mass of the lightest species until now.

22 Aug 2019 Physical Review Letters

Atacama Desert microbes may hold clues to life on Mars

Microbial life on Mars may potentially be transported across the planet on dust particles carried by wind.

22 Aug 2019 Scientific Reports

Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage

When the Hajj comes in summertime, in some years it may not be safe for participants to remain outdoors

22 Aug 2019 Geophysical Review Letters

Switching on the Atlantic heat pump

The team of scientists used a combination of geophysical data and climate modelling to show that the freshwater transport through the Arctic-Atlantic gateway plays a critical role in controlling the overturning circulation.

22 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Visualizing strong magnetic fields with neutrons

Researchers have developed a new method with which strong magnetic fields can be precisely measured.

22 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Brain finds order amidst chaos

Switzerland's Blue Brain Project at EPFL shows that cortical neurons can work in a team to talk to each other amidst a sea of noise and chaos.

22 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Conflicting consequences of climate change for Arctic nesting geese

Svalbard barnacle geese will both benefit from and suffer from a warmer Arctic. But that could change

22 Aug 2019 Global Change Biology

There are way more species of horseshoe bats than scientists though

There are more than 100 recognized species of horseshoe bats, and researchers now believe that number could be still higher.

22 Aug 2019 BMC Evolutionary Biology