Scientists Uncover Largest Known Crater on Earth From The Last 100,000 Years

A crescent-shaped crater in Northeast China holds the record as the largest impact crater on Earth that formed in the last 100,000 years. Prior to 2020, the only other impact crater ever discovered in China was found in Xiuyan county of the coastal province of Liaoning, according to a statement from the NASA Earth Observatory.  … Continue reading Scientists Uncover Largest Known Crater on Earth From The Last 100,000 Years

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Researchers report a new, more efficient way to grow breast cancer models

For years, researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (U of U) have honed a process of developing breast cancer models using tumors donated by breast cancer patients, which they then implant into mice as a way to study the tumor’s behavior. Now, the research team reports a new, more efficient way… Continue reading Researchers report a new, more efficient way to grow breast cancer models

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Transient measurement of phononic states with covariance-based stochastic spectroscopy

Yan, Y. X., Gamble, E. B. Jr. & Nelson, K. A. Impulsive stimulated scattering: general importance in femtosecond laser pulse interactions with matter, and spectroscopic applications. J. Chem. Phys. 83, 5391–5399 (1985). ADS  Article  Google Scholar  Weiner, A. M., Leaird, D., Wiederrecht, G. P. & Nelson, K. A. Femtosecond multiple-pulse impulsive stimulated Raman scattering spectroscopy.… Continue reading Transient measurement of phononic states with covariance-based stochastic spectroscopy

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A UN report shows climate change’s escalating toll on the world

Neither adaptation by humankind nor mitigation alone is enough to reduce the risk from climate impacts, hundreds of the world’s scientists say. Nothing less than a concerted, global effort to both drastically curb carbon emissions and proactively adapt to climate change can stave off the most disastrous consequences, according to the latest report from the… Continue reading A UN report shows climate change’s escalating toll on the world

Ultrasound scan can diagnose prostate cancer — ScienceDaily

An ultrasound scan can be used to detect cases of prostate cancer, according to new research. Researchers at Imperial College London, University College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have found that a new type of ultrasound scan can diagnose most prostate cancer cases with good accuracy in a clinical trial involving 370 men.… Continue reading Ultrasound scan can diagnose prostate cancer — ScienceDaily

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Do birds have a sense of smell?

The following is an excerpt from The Secret Perfume of Birds: Uncovering the Science of Avian Scent by Danielle J. Whittaker. Copyright 2022. Published with permission by Johns Hopkins University Press. “Birds don’t have a sense of smell, so I don’t understand why you’d study that anyway.” This extraordinary statement, expressed offhandedly by neurobiologist Dr. Jim Goodson while we… Continue reading Do birds have a sense of smell?

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The Key Actions From The UN’s Major New Climate Report

Rising global temperatures bring dire threats, such as floods, heat-related injuries, water scarcity, and hunger, making up to 3.6 billion people – nearly half of the world’s population – highly vulnerable to climate change.   That’s according to a major report, released Monday, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – a UN body that… Continue reading The Key Actions From The UN’s Major New Climate Report

30-60 mins of weekly muscle strengthening activity linked to 10-20% lower death risk

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Between 30 and 60 minutes of muscle strengthening activity every week is linked to a 10-20% lower risk of death from all causes, and from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, in particular, finds a pooled data analysis of the available evidence, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The… Continue reading 30-60 mins of weekly muscle strengthening activity linked to 10-20% lower death risk

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Average of nine promotional claims on packaging of UK baby food products: study

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain An average of 9 promotional claims can be found on the packaging of individual UK baby foods, finds research based on a selection of products and published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. These claims are largely unregulated, and often imply some indirect health benefit, known as the ‘healthy… Continue reading Average of nine promotional claims on packaging of UK baby food products: study

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Study reveals the thalamocortical mechanism for nostalgia-induced analgesia

Ever noticed that looking at photos of good times with family or friends diminishes the pain of your headache? Nostalgia has already been shown to be helpful with pain relief, and a new study has now revealed the thalamocortical mechanism for nostalgia-induced analgesia. Led by Dr. KONG Yazhuo from the Institute of Psychology of the… Continue reading Study reveals the thalamocortical mechanism for nostalgia-induced analgesia

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