New brain cell-like nanodevices work together to identify mutations in viruses

An electron micrograph of the artificial neuron. The niobium dioxide layer (yellow) endows the device with neuron-like behavior. Credit: Dr. R. Stanley Williams In the September issue of the journal Nature, scientists from Texas A&M ....

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Researchers find half of budgets for species conservation is used for monitoring, not protecting

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers from Carleton University and Environment and Climate Change Canada studied recovery plans for more than 2,000 endangered species across the United States, New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia. Surprisingly, ....

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Native stinging tree toxins match the pain of spiders and scorpions

The Gympie Gympie stinging tree has needle-like trichomes which inject toxins. Credit: Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland The painful toxins wielded by a giant Australian stinging tree are surprisingly similar to the venom ....

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Research reveals an enormous planet quickly orbiting a tiny, dying star

For the first time, an intact, Jupiter-sized, exoplanet has been discovered orbiting close to a white dwarf star. Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. Pollard Thanks to a bevy of telescopes in space and on Earth—and even ....

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Aviation contributes 3.5% to the drivers of climate change that stem from humans

Climate forcings from global aviation emissions and cloudiness. Credit: Manchester Metropolitan University Aviation has been calculated to be 3.5 percent of all human activities that drive climate change, new research shows. A new international study ....

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Researchers develop a yeast-based platform to boost production of rare natural molecules

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Many modern medicines, including analgesics and opioids, are derived from rare molecules found in plants and bacteria. While they are effective against a host of ailments, a number of these molecules ....

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