TITANIUM ATOM THAT EXISTS IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE IN CRYSTAL TO BLAME FOR UNUSUAL PHENOMENON

Bombarding a crystal with neutrons reveals a quantum quirk that frustrates heat transfer.

MARINE MAMMALS' ADAPTATIONS TO LOW OXYGEN OFFER NEW PERSPECTIVE ON COVID-19

Humans are vulnerable to rapid damage in a wide range of tissues when oxygen levels drop due to the effects on the lungs and cardiovascular...

 
 
 

ORAL DRUG BLOCKS SARS-COV-2 TRANSMISSION, RESEARCHERS FIND

Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection with a new antiviral drug, MK-4482/EIDD-2801 or Molnupiravir, completely suppresses virus transmission...

3D PROTEIN MODELING SUGGESTS WHY COVID-19 INFECTS SOME ANIMALS, BUT NOT OTHERS

Some animals are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection than others, and new research suggests this may be due to distinctive structural...

 
 
 

PATIENTS RECEIVING LOW DOSE STEROID AT INCREASED RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, STUDY SUGGESTS

A new study suggests that even low doses of glucocorticoid may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

SHUTTERING FOSSIL FUEL POWER PLANTS MAY COST LESS THAN EXPECTED

Decarbonizing US electricity production will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now...

 
 
 

RESTORING A RUDIMENTARY FORM OF VISION IN THE BLIND

Restoration of vision in blind people through a brain implant is on the verge of becoming reality. Recent discoveries show that newly...

SATELLITE-TAGGED BOTTLES SHOW PROMISE FOR TRACKING PLASTIC LITTER THROUGH RIVERS

A new study demonstrates the potential for plastic bottles tagged with tracking devices to deepen our understanding of how plastic...

 
 
 

NEW ACTIVITY FOUND FOR CHD7, A PROTEIN FACTOR VITAL IN EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT

Research has yielded fundamental insights into the causes of severe birth defects known as CHARGE syndrome cases. These congenital...

NEW MACHINE LEARNING TOOL TRACKS URBAN TRAFFIC CONGESTION

Using public data from the entire 1,500-square-mile Los Angeles metropolitan area, researchers reduced the time needed to create a...

 
 
 

NO NANOPARTICLE RISKS TO HUMANS FOUND IN FIELD TESTS OF SPRAY SUNSCREENS

People can continue using mineral-based aerosol sunscreens without fear of exposure to dangerous levels of nanoparticles or other respirable...

SENSOR CAN DETECT SCARRED OR FATTY LIVER TISSUE

Engineers have now developed a diagnostic tool, based on nuclear magnetic resonance , that could be used to detect both fatty liver...

 
 
 

NO POACHING OCCURRING WITHIN MOST CHANNEL ISLANDS MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

Fish are thriving and poachers are staying out of marine protected areas around California's Channel Islands, a new population analysis...

SCIENTISTS INVENT A NEW TYPE OF MICROSCOPE THAT CAN SEE THROUGH AN INTACT SKULL

Researchers invented a new type of microscope called reflective matrix microscope, which uses adaptive optics techniques.

 
 
 

MEDICINE-CARRIERS MADE FROM HUMAN CELLS CAN CURE LUNG INFECTIONS

Scientists used human white blood cell membranes to carry two drugs, an antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory, directly to infected lungs...

SCIENTISTS PEER INTO THE 3D STRUCTURE OF THE MILKY WAY

Scientists have helped produce a brand-new, three-dimensional survey of our galaxy, allowing them to peer into the inner structure...

 
 
 

NANOMATERIALS ENABLE DUAL-MODE HEATING AND COOLING DEVICE

Engineers have demonstrated a dual-mode heating and cooling device for building climate control that, if widely deployed in the U.S.,...

TARGETS FOR AVOIDABLE SIGHT LOSS 'NOT BEING MET'

A new global study has found no significant reduction in the number of people with treatable sight loss since 2010.

 
 
 

ASTRONOMERS TO RELEASE MOST ACCURATE DATA EVER FOR NEARLY TWO BILLION STARS

On 3 December 2020 an international team of astronomers will announce the most detailed ever catalogue of the stars in a huge swathe...

SUPERNOVA SURPRISE CREATES ELEMENTAL MYSTERY

Researchers have discovered that one of the most important reactions in the universe can get a huge and unexpected boost inside exploding...

 
 
 



President-elect Biden: President Trump's inaugural presence important to US

President-elect Biden: President Trump's inaugural presence important to US

President-elect Joe Biden said he hoped that President Donald Trump would attend the inauguration, citing it would help set an example of the democratic process to other nations. Read more ...

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days as president

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days as president

"I think we'll see a significant reduction," President-elect Joe Biden said. Read more ...

Coronavirus vaccines will need two doses to be effective. Take a look at the...

Coronavirus vaccines will need two doses to be effective. Take a look at the piece of paper you'll receive to keep track of your vaccination schedule

Summary List Placement The US will give you paper cards to keep track of when to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna, which are both awaiting a... Read more ...

Newsom will apply regional stay-home orders in California based on hospital...

Newsom will apply regional stay-home orders in California based on hospital capacity

OAKLAND, Calif. - California regions will face stay-at-home orders when their hospital capacity shrinks to an alarmingly low level under a new plan Gov. Gavin Newsom's health... Read more ...

Warner Bros. to release all 2021 films on HBO Max, theaters

Warner Bros. to release all 2021 films on HBO Max, theaters

NEW YORK - In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate - including a... Read more ...

Couple accused of flying home to Hawaii despite knowing they tested positive...

Couple accused of flying home to Hawaii despite knowing they tested positive for COVID-19

Aware of their positive COVID-19 test results, the couple boarded a flight home anyway, endangering other passengers, according to police. Read more ...

Kyle Rittenhouse ordered to stand trial in fatal shooting of 2 men during...

Kyle Rittenhouse ordered to stand trial in fatal shooting of 2 men during Wisconsin protests

A court commissioner has ruled there is sufficient evidence to warrant a trial for an Illinois teenager accused of killing two men during an August protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Read more ...

Lon Adams, developer of modern Slim Jim recipe, dies of COVID-19

Lon Adams, developer of modern Slim Jim recipe, dies of COVID-19

“It feels wrong to say that it's shocking that someone that old passed away, but it really was shocking.” Read more ...

Texas prep football player attacks referee

Texas prep football player attacks referee

EDINBURG, Texas - A Texas high school football player charged onto the field and bowled over a referee Thursday night, angered after being ejected from the game. Senior... Read more ...

‘Massive FIREBALL fills skies over S. Africa's Durban following explosion at...

‘Massive FIREBALL fills skies over S. Africa's Durban following explosion at oil refinery, seven injured

At least seven people were injured in a massive explosion at a crude oil refinery in Durban South Africa, though there have been no reports of fatalities despite the scale of... Read more ...