- Time to talk about why so many postgrads have poor mental health
An outpouring on Twitter highlights the acute pressures on young scientists.
- Use our personal data for the common good
Technology giants should take lessons from the Human Genome Project and be data stewards, not data owners, says Hetan Shah.
- NASA reveals major delay for $8-billion Hubble successor
Setback for James Webb Space Telescope could have broader effects on agency’s astrophysics programme.
- Cancer researchers push to relax rules for clinical trials
US government examines whether criteria for participating in drug studies unnecessarily exclude some people.
- Beguiling dark-matter signal persists 20 years on
Physicists at experiment in Italy continue to see a data fluctuation that they say represents dark matter — but the mystery deepens.
- Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzle
Researchers have described rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa. This newly observed phenomenon could help climatologists understand how clouds affect Earth's heating and cooling. - 19.07.2018
- Lying in a foreign language is easier
It is not easy to tell when someone is lying. This is even more difficult when potential liars speak in a language other than their native tongue. Psychologists investigated why that is so. - 19.07.2018
- Mixed mRNA tails act like a shield that delays its shortening
Biologists have identified how mixed tails -- made of different nucleotides -- protect mRNA from degradation for longer. This study could bring new insights to our understanding of gene regulation in healthy and diseased states. - 19.07.2018
- Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategy
Researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer. - 19.07.2018
- Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't rely on twilight zone systems for recovery
A team of highly trained scientific divers explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life from shallow reefs can take refuge at mesophotic depths (100-500 feet beneath the ocean's surface). The results are clear: deep and shallow reefs are different systems with their own species, and deep reefs are just as threatened by climate impacts, storms, and pollution. - 19.07.2018
- Astronomers find 12 new moons, one oddball, orbiting Jupiter
Scientists announced the discovery of 12 new moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, including one that bucks the trend by orbiting in the opposite direction from others of its kind. Two astronomers from the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy, provided crucial observations. Dave Tholen and Dora Fohring, were using the UH 88-inch telescope…. Two astronomers […] - 19.07.2018
- An aerial, as opposed to ground-level, view of time
Do today and yesterday and tomorrow loom large in your thinking, with the more distant past and future barely visible on the horizon? That’s not unusual in today’s time-pressed world — and it seems a recipe for angst. Suppose, instead, you looked down on your life, or at least your calendar, from high overhead; and […] - 19.07.2018
- Brain reactions to food may be linked to overeating
The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, leaving them more vulnerable to overeating. In a study with children, researchers found that when certain regions of the brain reacted more strongly to […] - 19.07.2018
- Insight into Cells that Convey Data from Eye to Brain
A team of researchers identified molecular differences between retinal ganglion cell subtypes, information which could lead to a better understanding as to why some respond differently to injury or treatments. The new study, published this week in Nature Communications, identifies 40 subtypes of retinal ganglion cells, which convey visual data from the eye to the […] - 19.07.2018
- How good is your therapist? This machine will tell you.
For people struggling to overcome addiction, good therapy can be hugely beneficial. But bad therapy is worse than no therapy at all. The challenge is being able to tell the difference. Practicing counselors rarely receive feedback, so it’s difficult for them to know if they are providing optimal treatment to their patients. Northeastern professor Tad […] - 19.07.2018