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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

Buttons and flies help Hopkins solve longtime DNA mystery

The findings lay the foundation to better understand human development.

10 Oct 2019 Developmental Cell

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

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

Scientists pinpoint cause of harmful dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries

Team modifies electrolyte chemistry to prevent the piercing structures.

9 hours ago Nature Nanotechnology

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

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

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

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