Physicists shine new light on an old quantum optics problem about collective behavior

Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When atoms interact with each other, they behave as a whole rather than individual entities. That can give rise to synchronized responses to inputs, a phenomenon that, if properly understood and controlled, may prove ...

3D models reveal how seismic waves move through Earth

Park holds a prototype model, which is made in translucent material to show the layers. The metal block to the left is a completed model representing the ground below Los Angeles. Credit: Jason Smith On a sunny morning in ...

Dutch veterans feel misunderstood

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Veterans experience social stereotyping and disinterest, concludes anthropologist Yvon de Reuver, who will receive a Ph.D. for her research from Radboud University on 23 May. Veterans are known to suffer from psychological problems they developed ...

Gun ownership and homicide in the US: A stronger correlation

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In 2017, there were nearly 40,000 gun-related deaths in the United States, including homicides and suicides. To delve into this alarming statistic, U.S.-trained Université de Montréal economist Karim Chalak and his coauthors did an econometric ...

The role party affiliation played in getting US to grim new milestone of one million COVID deaths

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain COVID-19 has now claimed the lives of 1 million Americans—a grim milestone made worse by the fact that probably a third of those fatalities could have been avoided. Estimates suggest that more than 318,000 deaths ...

Study chronicles presence of chronic frames of race, gender, and wealth inequality

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain All social inequalities, by definition, involve one group that has more and another that has less. Do people prefer describing inequalities in terms of advantage or disadvantage? Using multiple methods and research contexts, new research ...

Keeping the Pounds Off: New Weight-Loss Intervention Targets Instinctive Desire To Eat

Using a new alternative weight-loss intervention that targets improving a person’s response to internal hunger cues and their ability to resist food, people who are highly responsive to food lost more weight and, importantly, were more successful at keeping ...

Researchers use galaxy as a 'cosmic telescope' to study heart of the young universe

An artist’s rendering shows how a cluster of galaxies (lensing cluster) acts as a gravitational lens that magnifies and extends the light from a background galaxy. This results in a projected image (marked in the rectangle panel) that is ...

Connecting fragmented wolverine habitat is essential for their conservation

Wolverine numbers are declining globally due to heavy trapping and predator killing by humans, habitat loss, climate change and various other factors. Credit: Shutterstock Present day wolverines, which emerged during the ice age, have been declining globally despite their ...

It's a female bonobo's world—ecologists propose new tools to assess sex and power among wild animals

Male and female bonobos interact. Credit: Martin Surbeck In the wild, it might seem like male animals run the show. But in a review publishing in Trends in Ecology & Evolution on May 18, researchers lay a new framework ...

Dust-covered solar panels force NASA to end Mars InSight lander mission

The big picture: InSight’s dual solar panels, each measuring about seven feet wide, provide the requisite power for the lander. Unfortunately, the panels have accumulated enough dust to severely impact efficiency. When InSight first landed, its panels were able to ...

How to Enable Snapchat Dark Mode

Want to stop your eyes from burning each time you have to use Snapchat? Try Snapchat dark mode! Dark mode is an awesome feature on both iPhones and Android devices. Mostly because it helps avid phone users reduce the ...

US child welfare system is falling short because of persistent child poverty

The researchers’ estimates include all taxes and transfers and account for the introductions and expirations of federal pandemic relief efforts. Credit: The Conversation, CC-BY-ND Source: Center on Poverty & Social Policy at Columbia University Although government spending on the ...

New research shows the way Australian families watch TV is changing

Popular Australian kids’ TV show, Bluey, is an example of what parents (and their kids) love about local content. What are parents’ favorite TV shows to watch with their kids? How important is it that kids’ TV is Australian? ...

Racism is different from colorism

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Ronald Hall is a professor in the School of Social Work at Michigan State University. He has written over 200 books/articles/monographs, etc., on colorism—discrimination on the basis of skin tone, often among the same ethnic ...

Scientists made genetically modified cockroaches

Scientists have finally gone too far. For the first time in history, scientists have created genetically modified cockroaches. Now, obviously, scientists going too far is a joke. But why exactly would scientists edit the genes of cockroaches? Well, for ...

Cesarean Births Not Linked to Increased Risk of Food Allergy During First Year of Life

Cesarean births are not linked to an increased risk of food allergy during the first year of life, according to a new study. Cesarean deliveries are not associated with an increased risk of food allergy during the first year ...

At-risk sea life in the Atlantic needs better protection from an increase in shipping

Graphical abstract. Credit: Marine Pollution Bulletin (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113681 New research from the University of Portsmouth has shown a dramatic increase in shipping in the North East Atlantic. Scientists warn that more monitoring in the area is required to ...

Pandemic restrictions limit women's ability to cope with abusive partners

Lockdowns due to COVID-19 has had a significant impact on coping strategies of women experiencing intimate partner violence, according to a new study. Credit: Rodnae Productions/Pexels The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially affected how women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) ...

Mexican archaeologist who led landmark Aztec Temple excavation wins major award

Spain's notable Princess of Asturias Award honored Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, whose work on the Great Aztec Temple was a major event for over 20 years.

Extreme Indian Heat Wave: NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects Blistering “Heat Islands”

NASA’s ECOSTRESS instrument made this image of ground temperatures near Delhi (lower right), around midnight on May 5. The urban “heat islands” of Delhi and smaller villages peaked at 102 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) while nearby fields were ...

Outbursts of magnetar SGR J1935+2154 investigated in detail

Time evolution of the blackbody temperature (top) and radius (middle) and of the observed flux (bottom) of SGR J1935 between April 27, 2020 and November 20, 2020. Credit: Borghese et al., 2022. European astronomers have conducted a detailed, long-term ...

Study shows how diet has transformed the ancient dog into a family pet

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The shape of the mandible (the lower jaw) is influenced by the mechanical action of the jaw muscles that connect it to the skull, and mandible shape therefore reflects the diet of the animal. The ...

For plant-based proteins, soy is a smart choice

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Soy—the versatile protein source that comes from the species of legumes known as soybeans—is becoming a popular alternative to meat and dairy products, and for good reason. Whether you are trying to eat healthier, eat ...

Remarkably strong pairing of charge carriers in bilayer antiferromagnetic Mott insulators

To pair or not to pair: The bound state constituted by two mobile charges without spin (left) wins against independent spin-charge pairs (right) in their competition for the lowest energy. Credit: Bohrdt et al. Over the past few years, ...

NASA Perseverance is finally ready to look for alien life on Mars

Finding signs of life on Mars has been a huge goal for NASA in recent years. While the space agency has sent several rovers and robotic explorers to the Red Planet, few have had as high a chance of ...

Ultrahigh piezoelectric performance demonstrated in ceramic materials

Phenomenological illustration and phase-field simulation of enhanced piezoelectricity via local structural heterogeneity and texture engineering. A) Landau free energy of ferroelectrics with different volume fraction of the local structural heterogeneity. B) Phase-field simulated polarization distribution of PMN-PT with 5% ...

Scientists develop a material for use in radiation-tolerant devices

CH3NH3PbBr3 (MAPbBr3) monocrystal imaging under UV light and under visible ambient ligh. Credit: Arthur Ishteev Russian scientists have developed a unique material based on halide perovskites for use in high-speed and highly sensitive ionizing radiation detectors. The study has ...

Enzyme breaks down PET plastic in record time

Dr Christian Sonnendecker and his team discovered an enzyme that breaks down PET plastic at record speed. Credit: Leipzig University / Swen Reichhold Plastic bottles, punnets, wrap—lightweight packaging made of PET plastic becomes a problem if it is not ...

A hybrid open-top light-sheet microscope for versatile multi-scale imaging

(a–d) Optical layouts of conventional, open-top, single-objective, and theta light-sheet microscopy systems. Aspects of each microscope architecture, including number and orientation of objectives, lateral constraints on specimen size, maximum imaging depth, and tolerance to index mismatch are highlighted. (e–f) ...

Sibling interactions impact child well-being in Latinx children

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Most children in the U.S. grow up with siblings, yet the role of sibling relations in child development and well-being is relatively understudied, especially among families of color. Researchers at Penn State, Arizona State University, ...

Internet-based precision irrigation system shows promise for fresh-market tomato

These photos show details of the set-up installed for the automation of the irrigation system in the experimental tomato field. Top is the electro-valve and pressure sensor; bottom is the fertigation manifold. For each treatment, the fertigation system included back-flow valve ...

How orangutan mothers communicate with their offspring

While one mother primarily complies with her baby’s begging behavior but not in other contexts, another readily responds to her youngster’s demands across all social contexts. Credit: Fröhlich Together with a Swiss-German team, behavioral scientist Dr. Marlen Fröhlich from ...

How Complex Is a Knot? New Proof Reveals Ranking System That Works

"Ribbon concordance” will let mathematicians compare knots by linking them across four-dimensional space.

Can quantum science supercharge genetics?

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Bad vibes at work? Your company probably needs reculturing

Excerpted from RECULTURING: Design Your Company Culture to Connect with Strategy and Purpose for Lasting Success. Copyright © 2022 by Melissa Daimler. Used with permission by McGraw Hill. Culture can be operationalized and reinforced through the behaviors, processes, and practices ...

Jim Al-Khalili

Jim is a multiple award-winning science communicator renowned for his public engagement around the world through writing and broadcasting and a leading academic making fundamental contributions to theoretical physics, particularly in nuclear reaction theory, quantum effects in biology, open ...

Australia is failing at math and needs to find a new formula to arrest the decline

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Divide, subtract, add, multiply: whatever way you cut it, Australia is heading in one direction when it comes to global math rankings—downwards. From an OECD mathematics ranking of 11 in the world 20 years ago, ...

Quantum key distribution network accurately measures ground vibration

Schematic of experimental setup. In Alice’s (Bob’s) lab, a seed laser is locked to an ultra-low-expansion (ULE) glass cavity to achieve a subhertz linewidth by using the Pound-Drever-Hall (PDH) [41, 42] technique. After PDH locking, a 500 MHz acoustic-optic modulator ...

Why They Don’t Make Grade B Maple Syrup Anymore [Video]

Are you a grade B maple syrup fan? For a lot of maple syrup connoisseurs, grade B was always the go-to syrup. It’s dark, caramelly, rich, and complex. But unfortunately, you can’t get it anymore. To understand why, we have ...


Study explores concentrations of microplastics in the Rhine floodplains near Langel in Cologne

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Pharmacists at Higher Risk of Suicide than General Population

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Researchers design ’socially aware’ robots that can anticipate - and safely avoid - people on the move

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Are microplastics pervasive in Nigerian drinking water?

Can introducing a central bank digital currency improve social welfare?

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A fossil tooth places enigmatic ancient humans in Southeast Asia

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Living better with algorithms

Wrong, Elon Musk: the big problem with free speech on platforms isn’t censorship. It’s the algorithms

United States' ocean conservation efforts have major gaps, analysis shows

A Fundamental New Law Unchains Fusion Energy

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Gene editing could reverse anxiety and alcohol-use disorder

Volume of Choroid Plexus in Brain Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Pollution's fatal threat gains urgency after 9 million died in one year

FDA obliterates formula maker’s defense of contamination linked to baby deaths

Choroid Plexus Volume Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Psychopaths Remain Just as Bad, or Worse, as They Age

Concussion Symptoms in Children May Have Multiple Underlying Causes

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Team develops automated platform for plasmid production

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New protein structures to aid rational drug design

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Spectacular ceiling frescoes discovered in the Temple of Khnum at Esna

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