Search

Scents of Science

Think different.

Tag

research

Earth’s heavy metals result of supernova explosion, research reveals

That gold on your ring finger is stellar -- and not just in a complimentary way. In a finding that may overthrow our understanding of where Earth's heavy elements such as gold and platinum come from, new research by a... Continue Reading →

Advertisements

Physicists can predict the jumps of Schrödinger’s cat (and finally save it)

Yale researchers have figured out how to catch and save Schrödinger's famous cat, the symbol of quantum superposition and unpredictability, by anticipating its jumps and acting in real time to save it from proverbial doom. In the process, they overturn... Continue Reading →

How old are your organs? To scientists’ surprise, organs are a mix of young and old cells

Scientists once thought that neurons, or possibly heart cells, were the oldest cells in the body. Now, Salk Institute researchers have discovered that the mouse brain, liver and pancreas contain populations of cells and proteins with extremely long lifespans --... Continue Reading →

Danger avoidance can be genetically encoded for four generations, say biologists

Princeton University researchers have discovered that learned behaviors can be inherited for multiple generations in C. elegans, transmitted from parent to progeny via eggs and sperm cells. The paper detailing this finding, by Rebecca Moore, Rachel Kaletsky and Coleen Murphy, appears... Continue Reading →

Coffee not as bad for heart and circulatory system as previously thought

Drinking coffee might keep us up at night, but new research has given us a reason to sleep easy knowing that the popular drink isn't as bad for our arteries as some previous studies would suggest. The research from Queen... Continue Reading →

Scientists engineer unique ‘glowing’ protein

Biophysicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have joined forces with colleagues from France and Germany to create a new fluorescent protein. Besides glowing when irradiated with ultraviolet and blue light, it is exceedingly small and stable under... Continue Reading →

Tempted to cheat on a written exam? Artificial intelligence is 90% certain to nab you

Combining big data with artificial intelligence has allowed University of Copenhagen researchers to determine whether you wrote your assignment or whether a ghostwriter penned it for you -- with nearly 90 percent accuracy. Several studies have shown that cheating on... Continue Reading →

New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks

Two large European studies published by The BMJ find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ("ultra-processed") foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death. The researchers say further work is needed to better understand these effects, and a direct (causal)... Continue Reading →

Circadian clocks: Body parts respond to day and night independently from brain, studies show

Can your liver sense when you're staring at a television screen or cellphone late at night? Apparently so, and when such activity is detected, the organ can throw your circadian rhythms out of whack, leaving you more susceptible to health... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑