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Science made simple: what are neutrons?

  By US Department of Energy June 10, 2023 Neutrons, subatomic particles found in every atom except hydrogen, are used in scientific research for the non-destructive analysis of materials through a method called neutron scattering. Discovered in 1932 and naturally present thanks to cosmic rays and terrestrial radioactivity, the contributions of neutrons have extended to […]

Have scientists cracked the secret to a longer life?  - study

Have scientists cracked the secret to a longer life? – study

Taurine, a nutrient produced by the body and found in certain foods, may hold the secret to slowing down the aging process, according to a new study published on June 9. The peer-reviewed study, published in the journal Sciencefound that animals with taurine deficiency age more intensely. The study also found that taurine supplements slowed […]

$78.4 Million NIH Grant Supports Tufts CTSI to Advance Clinical and Translational Science Research

$78.4 Million NIH Grant Supports Tufts CTSI to Advance Clinical and Translational Science Research

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has received a $78.4 million clinical and translational science award from the NIH, the fourth consecutive grant since its founding in 2008. The grant provides federal funding over the next seven years to support research services, resources, and educational programs, and local, regional, and national initiatives. The award […]

Male yellow crazy ant in the wild

Challenging the Fundamental Laws of Biology – Scientists Discover Real-Life Chimeras

International researchers studying the yellow crazy ant, or Anoplolepis gracilipes, found that the male ants of this species are chimeras, containing two different parent cell genomes in their bodies. This unique reproductive process, originating from a single fertilized egg that undergoes separate maternal and paternal nuclear division, is unprecedented and challenges the fundamental law of […]

A pod of more than 500 common dolphins swim off Newport Beach on Thursday.

Students explore a marine protected area and become scientists on World Oceans Day

A few dozen college students enjoyed a special treat on Thursday morning as they embarked on a marine protected areas science cruise from Davey’s Locker in Newport Beach on World Oceans Day . When the Western Pride left port, the students were divided into groups for plankton collection, digital fishing, and water quality sampling. Before […]

A reconstruction of the head of Homo naledi by paleoartist John Gurche, who spent some 700 hours recreating the head from bone scans.  The discovery was announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African National Research Foundation and published in the journal eLife.  Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

Meet the mysterious species that buried their dead long before humans | CNN

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science bulletin Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. CNN — Discoveries in the Cradle of Humankind limestone caves in South Africa are changing the way scientists understand human evolution. The cave system, about half an hour’s drive northwest of […]

Stephen Hawking wanted scientists to "create black holes" on Earth.  Physics says it's possible.

Stephen Hawking wanted scientists to “create black holes” on Earth. Physics says it’s possible.

“Hope you black holes,” Stephen said with a broad smile. We exited the freight elevator that had taken us underground to the five-storey cavern housing the ATLAS experiment at the laboratory of CERN, the legendary European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva. CERN Director General Rolf Heuer shuffled his feet worriedly. It was 2009, and […]

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PSU graduate Karelly Ramirez-Wade strives to make STEM more accessible: ‘Science is for everyone’

In ninth grade, Karelly Ramirez-Wade’s chemistry teacher in Monterrey, Mexico, picked her up while he was handing out quizzes to students. She had let someone copy her work and he caught it. Instead of punishing Ramirez, he encouraged her to take pride in her work and told her something she didn’t hear very often: “You’re […]

Latin American sci-fi, with zombie dissidents and aliens in the Amazon

Latin American sci-fi, with zombie dissidents and aliens in the Amazon

A spaceship lands near a small town in the Amazon, leaving the local government to deal with an alien invasion. Dissidents who disappeared during a military dictatorship return years later as zombies. The bodies suddenly begin to fuse on physical contact, forcing the Colombians to navigate newly dangerous salsa bars and FARC guerrillas that have […]

The pull of the moon is so strong that it can trigger earthquakes on Earth.  Scientists are still baffled by its potency.

The pull of the moon is so strong that it can trigger earthquakes on Earth. Scientists are still baffled by its potency.

The Moon’s gravity is constantly pulling on the Earth. Its appeal to the oceans is undeniable, but some scientists are studying less visible effects. They discovered that the moon could trigger earthquakes, if the time was right. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for recording! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed on the go. […]

Scientists find patients' brains 'age' after changing diet

Scientists find patients’ brains ‘age’ after changing diet

Switching to a diet high in fresh vegetables and low in processed foods could do wonders for your biological brain age, according to new research. According to the international team of researchers who conducted the study, a Mediterranean diet high in vegetables, seafood and whole grains appears to slow the signs of accelerated brain aging […]

Inaugural symposium draws diverse scientists and underrepresented voices to MIT

Inaugural symposium draws diverse scientists and underrepresented voices to MIT

MIT’s biology community recently welcomed eight postdocs – Catalyst Fellows – to campus for the inaugural Catalyst Symposium. Catalysts speed up reactions, and the symposium aims to accelerate progress on inclusive diversity – not just at MIT, but at top research institutions across the country, according to Professor Amy Keating, head of the biology department. […]