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The Time Reversal Technique Improves The Precision Of Atomic Clocks
A recently published paper in Nature Physics, “Time-reversal-based quantum metrology with many-body entangled states”, finds that a new technique to measure atomic vibrations can improve the accuracy of atomic clocks and quantum sensors. This would help scientists find dark matter, gravitational ...
By Mark Pierce
The James Webb Space Telescope Reveals The Wonders Of The Universe
The first flurry of images from the James Webb Space Telescope have given the world a glimpse of the birth of the universe. The telescope is a new era in space observation. The project has taken decades to go from idea to space observatory, overcome years of delays, and cost billions of dollars ...
By Mark Pierce
The Magic Dimuon Decay Of B Mesons
To appreciate what B mesons are, and what is the magic of their behaviour, which is the topic of this article, I need to give you a three-paragraph introduction below.At the smallest distance scales, matter is made of quarks and leptons, which we consider as point-like objects endowed with different ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
New Hadrons Decaying Into J/Psi Pairs
Physicists from the CMS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider have used the total data sample of 13 TeV proton-proton collisions collected in the past few years to search for resonant decays of heavy hadrons into pairs of J/Psi mesons, and they found three of them. One of the three new ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
The Best Book Of The 21st Century
The book’s reviewers offer no clue that Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future is the most important book published in this century. And it is that. Its fictional form makes climate science and climate remediation readable. It’s scary (pulling no punches about current perils and ...
By Fred Phillips
Environmental Governance
Lately I’ve been thinking and writing about environmental governance. Here’s a summary. It has to do with the consequences of not thinking systemically; combining top-down and bottom-up policies; technology forcing; fairness and the SDGs; and prospects of violence.First, as we know, some people ...
By Fred Phillips
The Incredibly Soft Material In Earth’s Mantle
The theory of plate tectonics explains how major landforms and phenomena such as mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes, are formed by the subterranean movement of geologic plates. Plate tectonics are also responsible for driving old crust sitting on the margins of oceans down to the earth’s mantle ...
By Mark Pierce
Observations From The Past Can Help Inform Climate Changes
Prior to the 1980s, most thermometers were both inaccurate and not placed using scientific methodology. But tree rings need time and ice cores even longer, which means for recent periods of time have to rely on observational claims and hope to control for their accuracy.During the Continental Congress ...
By Hank Campbell
Self-Pollinating Plant Has Loss Of Genetic Variation Without External Pollinators
An experiment found that selfing” monkeyflower plants lost 13 percent to 24 percent of their genetic variation compared to another group that were propagated by bumble bees. Genetic variation is important to respond to changes in nature or the overall environment. The good news is that they ...
By News Staff
Food Science: New Fix For Nature's Wasting Of Water During Photosynthesis
The researchers confirmed there is a system in place that is working to limit the amount of water being lost from the leaf, but what’s causing it is not settled. They believe that water conduits, called aquaporins, located in the cell membranes are responsible. Researchers from The Australian ...
By News Staff
How Whales Evolved To See In The Deep
Our planet’s origins and its ancient history has fascinated human beings since the dawn of civilization. According to Science Alert, over 35 million years ago, the ancestor of modern cetaceans, i.e. fully aquatic mammals such as whales, dolphins and porpoises, returned to the sea, aided by its ...
By Mark Pierce
Previously Unknown Mechanism In Plant Meiosis Discovered
Cells transform from one type into another and activation of a particular set of genes dictates how cells specialize in performing specific tasks and determines when they divide or when they differentiate. “Now we know that the cell not only contains traditional organelles delineated by ...
By News Staff
Vaping Isn't A Gateway To Smoking But Marijuana May Be A Gateway To Vaping
WNBA star Brittney Griner is in a Russian jail because the laws of the country you enter no matter what country you live in. A visitor to the US with banned substances is going to jail the same way. Yet to many Americans, what she had is no problem. She was not smuggling drugs, she had cannabis ...
By News Staff
Follicle Stimulating Hormone May Increase Risk Of Obesity After Menopause
Obesity is correlated to risk for breast cancer after menopause and new study suggests that this adiposity is related to the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). It is only an observational study, in the exploratory section and not causal, but the authors say their examination of  hormone levels ...
By News Staff
Gene Mutations In Retinal Lesions From Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy Found
Multimodal adaptive optics imaging has revealed photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelium relationships in eyes with vitelliform macular dystrophy. Vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD) is an inherited genetic disease that causes progressive vision loss through degeneration of the light-sensing ...
By News Staff
Middle-Aged Women Are More Likely To Embrace Alternatives To Medicine, But Don't Tell Their Doctors
If you want to find the demographic that most likely thinks chiropractors, massages, meditation, and yoga are medicine, find middle-aged women in a rich country. They just don't mention it to their doctors, even though physicians ask what else they are doing or taking, including things like ...
By Hank Campbell
COVID-19: Paying People To Stay Home Helped Mental Health – But Not As Much As Working
In March 2020, a few days before lockdown was introduced, the UK government launched the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, widely referred to as “furlough”. This scheme provided employees who were unable to work due to the pandemic with 80% of their pay (capped at £2,500 per month). The purpose ...
By The Conversation
Put Down Your Phone And Let Your Mind Wander
In the modern era, people are rarely not busy. When we have a free moment we are reading on a cell phone or playing a game.There are even jokes about someone sitting in a coffee shop and seeming bizarre because they just enjoy a coffee. Six experiments with a total of 259 participants show ...
By News Staff
Many Young Scientists Want To Publish Open Access, They Just Don't Want To Pay For It
Few researchers would commit half of each day to science if they were doing it for free but they are no different than other occupations in believing that economic necessity is a bubble surrounding...themselves.(1)Publishing is not exempt from the double standard. Two generations ago being "peer ...
By Hank Campbell
By Engaging In Politicization Of Science, The Biden Administration Will Make Food Even More Expensive
In today's Washington Examiner, I detail how the Biden administration did an end-run around their own scientists - and what that will do to the price of food.  How ridiculous is the new level imposed on a popular weedkiller for America's most important crop? It is equivalent to government ...
By Hank Campbell
Co-Embodiment: Two People Control Two Limbs
A new study may improve the sense of embodiment when using autonomous prosthetic limbs. The work had left and right limbs are controlled by two people simultaneously and revealed that the visual information necessary to predict the partner’s intentions behind limb movements can significantly ...
By News Staff
Morti The Robot Dog: Like A Newborn Animal, It Can't Walk Right Away - But An Hour Later It Did
Nature is out to kill everything so a newborn animal must learn to walk on its legs as fast as possible to avoid predators. Learning the precise coordination of leg muscles and tendons takes some time and initially baby animals rely heavily on hard-wired spinal cord reflexes. More advanced and ...
By News Staff
There's A Gender Pay Gap But It's Smaller In Occupations Dominated By Men
The wage gap between genders has always had some cultural traction but there were also always odd pockets where it was worse - including what you wouldn't have expected. Environmental groups had far more women but the wage gap between what they paid men and women was alarming compared to engineering ...
By Hank Campbell
Supply Chain Issues Are Creating A Food America Environmentalists Want - And That's Bad
In the 1960s and '70s, population apocalypse stories were popular. Movies like "Soylent Green" and books like "The Population Bomb" and "Ecoscience" provided dystopian views of the future, where science would fail and government would be forced to get drastic, with forced sterilization and abortion ...
By Hank Campbell
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