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USC scientists show evolutionary principle in microbes of offshore Southern California

The Red Queen concept in biology means a species running fast in place just to keep even, and that's what scientists found in these microbial communities.

9 Dec 2019 Nature Microbiology

Four-hundred-eighty-million-year-old fossils reveal sea lilies’ ancient roots

New fossil animal named after the goddess Athena shows how sea lilies' arms evolved.

9 Dec 2019 Journal of Paleontology

How to induce magnetism in graphene

Graphene consists only of carbon atoms, but magnetism is a property hardly associated with carbon.

9 Dec 2019 Nature Nanotechnology

Machine learning can help us understand conversations about death

Researchers wanted to understand the types of conversations that people have around serious illness, to identify the common features they have and determine if they follow common storylines.

9 Dec 2019 Patient Education and Counselling

When penguins ruled after dinosaurs died

Chatham Island provides missing link in evolution.

10 Dec 2019 Palaeontologia Electronica

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

Many pregnancies are shorter as climate change causes more 90-degree days

The trend could cause health risks for newborns.

8 Dec 2019 Nature Climate Change

Machine learning decreases experimental costs of drug combination screening for translational applications

FIMM researchers have developed an efficient machine learning model that requires only a limited set of dose-response measurements for accurate prediction of drug combination synergy in a given patient sample. The minimal-input web-implementation, named DECREASE, supports cost-effective combinatorial screening in precision medicine projects with decreased experimental costs, translational time and number of patient-derived cells required.

9 Dec 2019 Nature Machine Intelligence

Our deep origins: deciphering the earliest branches on the tree of life

Hypotheses about the origin of eukaryotic cells are classically framed within the context of a universal ‘tree of life’ based on conserved core genes.

9 Dec 2019 Nature Ecology & Evolution

How Enceladus got its stripes

New research reveals the physics governing the fissures through which ocean water erupts from the moon's icy surface.

9 Dec 2019 Nature Astronomy