Bursting with starbirth

This oddly shaped galactic spectacle is bursting with brand new stars. The pink fireworks in this image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are regions of intense star formation, triggered by a cosmic-scale collision. The huge galaxy in this image, NGC 4490, has a smaller galaxy in its gravitational grip and is feeling the strain.

Scientists create endocytosis on demand by 'hotwiring' cells

A solution to the problem of creating endocytosis on demand is being compared to 'hotwiring' a car. A team has managed to trigger clathrin-mediated endocytosis in the lab.

Small scale energy harvesters show large scale impact

The production of nano-scale devices has drastically increased with the rise in technological applications, yet a major drawback to the functionality of nano-sized systems is the need for an equally small energy resource. To address this, researchers have been modeling new piezoelectric energy harvester technology at the nano-scale level.

Abusive bosses experience short-lived benefits

Being a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses.

Fluorine-containing molecules from cell cultures

Natural organic compounds that contain fluorine are rare because living organisms—with a few exceptions—do not produce them. American scientists have now genetically engineered a microbial host for organofluorine metabolism, allowing it to produce a fluoridated intermediate known as a diketide. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the diketide could then be used as a monomer for the in vivo production of fluorinated bioplastics.

Invention could avert disaster on railroad crossings

The damsel in distress, tied up and left on the railroad tracks, is one of the oldest and most clichéd cinema tropes.

You want a CFP quarterfinal? This could be it.

You want a CFP quarterfinal? This could be it.

Scientists create endocytosis on demand by 'hotwiring' cells

A solution to the problem of creating endocytosis on demand is being compared to 'hotwiring' a car.

Briefing, NASA Television Coverage Set for Upcoming US Spacewalks

Three American astronauts aboard the International Space Station will embark on a trio of spacewalks in October to perform station maintenance. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the spacewalks, as well as a briefing to discuss the work to be performed.

Get Fewer Antioxidants? Lower Antioxidant Levels May Lessen Intestinal Damage from Colitis

A new study finds that lowering the levels of an antioxidant in the colon has an unexpectedly positive effect on gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation. The paper is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

New Triage Tool Helps Doctors Save Lives When Resources Are Most Limited

Newswise imageAn international team of researchers has developed a simple way for healthcare providers to quickly identify and prioritize patients at the greatest risk of death.

Bringing Diversity Into Computational Science Through Student Outreach

Newswise imageThis summer, a diverse group of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students--including women and underrepresented minorities--performed data science research at Brookhaven Lab.

Where Is All the Water From?

Newswise imageWest Virginia University geology researchers are measuring the quantity and quality of the water along Peters Mountain in collaboration with the Indian Creek Watershed Association.

Examining the Lifestyles of Microbes

Newswise imageUniversity of Delaware researchers are studying microbes called Parcubacteria that were found by James Cameron (director of "Terminator") during a recent deep sea expedition. They want to study the microbes' lifestyle and see how similar they are to those found on land.

Abusive bosses experience short-lived benefits

Being a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar.

Bursting with starbirth

This oddly-shaped galactic spectacle is bursting with brand new stars. The pink fireworks in this image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are regions of intense star formation, triggered by a cosmic-scale collision. The huge galaxy in this image, NGC 4490, has a smaller galaxy in its gravitational grip and is feeling the strain.

Small Scale Energy Harvesters Show Large Scale Impact

Nano-scale modeling of piezoelectric energy harvester offers a new nano-scale sensor design and demonstrates important design elements for efficient implementation.

The Medical Minute: Flu Season Sneaking Up on Us

Newswise imageEach year, the flu season is a bit of a guessing game. While much is left to chance, some things can be done to plan for and prevent influenza, which is responsible for thousands of deaths each year nationwide.

Traditional gender roles are still prevalent among early kindergarten students

Traditional gender roles are still prevalent in ECEC. This is the conclusion of a study based on the work experience observations of kindergarten pupils on the ECEC teacher training course at the University of Stavanger.

Airlines Suffer Worldwide Delays After Global Booking System Fails

rastos1 writes: Airlines worldwide were forced to delay flights Thursday as a global flight-bookings system operated by Amadeus IT Group SA suffered what the company called a "network issue." Major carriers including British Airways, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Cathay Pacific Airways and Qantas Airways were among those reportedly impacted by the outage. Singapore's Changi airport said via Twitter that a technical issue affecting some operators was delaying the check-in process, with boarding passes having to be issued manually. "Amadeus confirms that, during the morning, we experienced a network issue that caused disruption to some of our systems," the Madrid-based company said in a statement.

Constructed Wetlands Influence the Everglades

Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) biologically filter the water flowing into the Everglades' protected area, reduce phosphorus and improve the ecosystem services of the soil and plant life. The "Soil Processes and Performance in Constructed Wetlands" symposium at the Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL, will address this important topic.

China delays electric car quota until 2019

China announced Thursday that it would delay until 2019 the enactment of a quota requiring automakers to produce a minimum number of electric cars after some foreign firms and Germany raised concerns.

Chimpanzees can learn how to use tools without observing others

New observations have lead researchers to believe that chimpanzees can use tools spontaneously to solve a task, without needing to watch others first.

Did rapid sea-level rise drown fossil coral reefs around Hawaii?

Investigations to predict changes in sea levels and their impacts on coastal systems are a step closer, as a result of international collaboration between the University of Sydney and researchers from Japan, Spain, and the United States.

Where are we at? The Square Kilometre Array

The low-down on the largest telescope in the world.

Study confirms large earthquakes along Olympic Mountain faults

A comprehensive study of faults along the north side of the Olympic Mountains of Washington State emphasizes the substantial seismic hazard to the northern Puget Lowland region. The study examined the Lake Creek-Boundary Creek and Sadie Creek faults along the north flank the Olympic Mountains, and concludes that there were three to five large, surface-rupturing earthquakes along the faults within the last 13,000 years.

Medication that treats parasite infection also has anti-cancer effect

Scientists report a new gene target, KPNB1, for treatment against epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). EOC is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women and has a particularly grim outlook upon diagnosis. They also find that ivermectin exerts an anti-tumor effect on EOC cells by interacting with the KPNB1 gene. Because ivermectin is already approved to treat parasitic infections in patients, experiments for its effectiveness in an anti-cancer regimen is expected to significantly lower costs compared to untested drug compounds.

Mapping the Tasmanian tiger's mysterious loss from mainland

Ancient DNA extracted from fossil bones and museum specimens has shed new light on the mysterious loss of the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) from Australia's mainland.

Did rapid sea-level rise drown fossil coral reefs around Hawaii?

Investigations to predict changes in sea levels and their impacts on coastal systems are a step closer, as a result of a new international collaboration.

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