GENETICS BEHIND DEADLY OAT BLIGHT

A multi-institution team has identified the genetic mechanisms that enable the production of a deadly toxin called Victorin - the causal...

INDONESIAN WILDFIRES A 'FIXABLE PROBLEM'

Indonesian wildfires that cause widespread air pollution and vast carbon emissions are a 'fixable problem', according to the leader...

 
 
 

TRACKING AND FIGHTING FIRES ON EARTH AND BEYOND

Scientists demonstrate how fires burn and spread under different environmental conditions.

SUPERSIZED WIND TURBINES GENERATE CLEAN ENERGY-AND SURPRISING PHYSICS

As wind energy scales up, researchers study the fluid dynamics challenges.

 
 
 

SNORKELING GEAR, ANIMAL NOSES INSPIRE BETTER PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Fluids researchers pivot to create more effective face coverings.

HOW TO PROTECT HEALTHCARE WORKERS FROM COVID-19

Researchers are developing simple and inexpensive tools - like a DIY ventilator - to treat patients more effectively and prevent disease...

 
 
 

UNIQUE SCHWANN CELLS: THE EYES HAVE IT

Neuroscience researchers are finding genetic properties of Schwann cells in the cornea that may unlock a better understanding of their...

BIG CATS AND SMALL DOGS: SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF CANINE DISTEMPER IN WILD TIGERS

Canine distemper virus causes a serious disease in domestic dogs, and also infects other carnivores, including threatened species like...

 
 
 

NEW CONNECTION BETWEEN ALZHEIMER'S DEMENTIA AND DLGAP2

A research team has discovered that Dlgap2, a gene that helps facilitate communication between neurons in the nervous system, is associated...

PROVING VIABILITY OF INJECTION-FREE MICRONEEDLE FOR SINGLE-ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINES

A single-use, self-administered microneedle technology to provide immunization against infectious diseases has recently been validated...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY BRAIN CELLS THAT HELP DRIVE BODILY REACTION TO FEAR, ANXIETY

Scientists have discovered that artificially forcing the activity of BNST cells in mice produced an arousal response in the form of...

MAKING SENSE OF A UNIVERSE OF CORN GENETICS

A new study details the latest efforts to predict traits in corn based on genomics and data analytics. The data management technique...

 
 
 

WORLD'S SMALLEST ATOM-MEMORY UNIT CREATED

Faster, smaller, smarter and more energy-efficient chips for everything from consumer electronics to big data to brain-inspired computing...

OPTIMIZING COMPLEX MODELING PROCESSES THROUGH MACHINE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES

Engineering a spaceship is as difficult as it sounds. Modeling plays a large role in the time and effort it takes to create spaceships...

 
 
 

NATURE'S TOOLKIT FOR KILLING VIRUSES AND BACTERIA

Engineers reveal how zinc oxide nanoneedles and droplet hydrodynamics can stop pathogens.

MISINFORMATION OR ARTIFACT: A NEW WAY TO THINK ABOUT MACHINE LEARNING

Machine learning has delivered amazing results, but there also have been failures, ranging from the harmless to potentially deadly....

 
 
 

THE DRUG APROTININ INHIBITS ENTRY OF SARS-COV2 IN HOST CELLS, STUDY FINDS

In order for the SARS-CoV2 virus to enter host cells, its 'spike' protein has to be cleaved by the cell's own enzymes - proteases....

ALGORITHM ACCURATELY PREDICTS COVID-19 PATIENT OUTCOMES

A team of engineers has demonstrated how a new algorithm they developed was able to successfully predict whether or not a COVID-19...

 
 
 

COVID-19 INFECTION COMBINED WITH BLOOD CLOTS WORSENS PATIENT OUTCOMES, STUDY FINDS

While respiratory issues continue to be the most common symptom of a COVID-19 infection, new research indicates the disease could also...

IDENTIFYING COMPOUND CLASSES THROUGH MACHINE LEARNING

Bioinformaticians have now developed a unique method with which all metabolites in a sample can be taken into account, thus considerably...

 
 
 



'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar...

'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar interim host

Longtime host Alex Trebek died earlier this month after battling pancreatic cancer for over a year. Read more ...

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

She would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in a line stretching back to Alexander Hamilton in 1789. Read more ...

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in the state amid President Donald Trump's attempts to subvert the results of the... Read more ...

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

“Let Us Dream” aims to outline Francis' vision of a more economically and environmentally just post-coronavirus world. But it also offers new personal insights into the pope... Read more ...

Biden appoints former Fed chief and Clinton advisor Janet Yellen for head of...

Biden appoints former Fed chief and Clinton advisor Janet Yellen for head of US Treasury - report

Democrat US president-elect Joe Biden has reportedly named former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury, continuing a near-perfect record of... Read more ...

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The Smithsonian National Zoo's newest little miracle finally has a name, and it's as sweet as he is. Read more ...

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Joe Biden is fleshing out his White House. Word leaked Sunday night that he plans to nominate Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, while other big picks were unveiled on... Read more ...

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ...

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

Twenty-seven people have been killed worldwide by the exploding inflators including 18 in the U.S. Read more ...

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

More than two weeks after clinching electoral victory, President-elect Joe Biden can finally start his formal transition to the White House. The General Services Administration... Read more ...