Coordination of hormonal signaling and nutrient metabolism drives critical life-cycle transition

An adult fruit fly emerging from a pupa. A RIKEN researcher has investigated the role steroid signaling plays in glucose metabolism during the transition to the pupal stage. Credit: Dr Jeremy Burgess/Science Photo Library A ....

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Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

The proximity of hot springs to early settlements have led researchers to wonder if early humans used hot springs as a cooking resource long before fire. Credit: Tom Björklund Some of the oldest remains of ....

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Research opens the way to new drugs

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Research by a team at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington's School of Biological Sciences dispels the belief that on the assembly line of enzymes there is a "proof-reading" mechanism that ....

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Climate change triggers migration—particularly in middle-income countries

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Environmental hazards affect populations worldwide and can drive migration under specific conditions. Changes in temperature levels, increased rainfall variability, and rapid-onset disasters, such as tropical storms, are important factors as shown ....

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A warm Jupiter orbiting a cool star

A panorama of NASA’s TESS observations of the northern ecliptic hemisphere, showing that the star TOI-1899, indicated by a star symbol, lies just outside of the original field for NASA’s Kepler space mission (squares on ....

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Revolutionary quantum breakthrough paves way for safer online communication

The network in operation. The figure shows the receiving hardware for all 8 users. Credit: Siddarth K. Joshi The world is one step closer to having a totally secure internet and an answer to the ....

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A new way of modulating color emissions from transparent films

A new study from Japan provides fresh insights into the creation of more efficient multicolor transparent luminescent materials. Credit: Tokyo University of Science Scientists are looking at luminescent transparent films for use in energy-efficient displays ....

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Uncontrolled molecule sparks rare liver cancer

The small molecule cAMP gets stuck in the crowded R1a bodies. Credit: Jin Zhang, UC San Diego Since humans first controlled fire, they have camped around it to circulate information, signaling each other when something ....

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