Acropora spp. coral still thrives in the holdout refuge of Coral Gardens, Belize

Acropora reef. Credit: Karl Wirth Coral Gardens Reef in Belize remains a refuge for Acropora spp. coral despite widespread devastation in other areas of the western North Atlantic/Caribbean, according to a study published September 30, ....

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New machine to probe the ultrafast motion of matter

A schematic to show how the two beam sources are generated. Credit: Springer Nature Researchers have established a novel high-frequency laser facility at the University of Tokyo. The coherent extreme ultraviolet light source can reveal ....

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Customizable synthetic antibiotic outmaneuvers resistant bacteria

This photomicrograph reveals cocci-shaped Enterococcus sp. bacteria taken from a pneumonia patient. Enterococcus sp. is a common, gram-positive bacterium that can normally be found in the bowel and female genital tract. These bacteria can be ....

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Implications of powerful DNA-altering technology are too important to be left to scientists and politicians: researchers

Citizen assemblies are ideal for probing the complexities of genome editing. Credit: Alice Mollon Designer babies, mutant mozzies and frankenfoods: These are the images that often spring to mind when people think of genome editing. ....

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Mapping cavefish brains leads to neural origin of behavioral evolution

Scientists are the first to identify large-scale differences between surface fish and cavefish populations of A. mexicanus, as well as between different populations of cavefish. They used whole-brain imaging of circuits associated with sleep and ....

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Giant particle accelerator in the sky

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Earth's magnetic field traps high-energy particles. When the first satellites were launched into space, scientists led by James Van Allen unexpectedly discovered the high-energy particle radiation regions, which were later ....

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