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Scientists Observe Biofluorescence in Burrowing Mammals for First Time

An international team of researchers led by the University of Georgia has documented ultraviolet biofluorescence in live southeastern pocket gophers (Geomys pinetis) and in museum specimens of four additional gopher species. Southeastern pocket gophers (Geomys pinetis) are biofluorescent, giving off a colored glow when illuminated with UV light. Image credit: Pynne et al., doi: 10.1674/0003-0031-186.1.150.…

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Scientists watch a galaxy’s supermassive black hole shoot out the galaxy’s gas

Home News Science & Astronomy A view of Centaurus A, which includes an active galactic nucleus at its heart. (Image credit: NASA/CXC/SAO; optical: Rolf Olsen; infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech; radio: NRAO/AUI/NSF/Univ.Hertfordshire/M.Hardcastle) There comes a time in every galaxy’s life, astronomers think, when the galaxy ejects a large part of its gas, but scientists aren’t certain what drives…

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Scientists Get $15 Million to Try and Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth, but Why?

News @xguntherc Sep 18, 2021, 5:00 pm EDT | 1 min read 10,000 BCThe majestic woolly mammoth disappeared over 4,000 years ago, but if a set of scientists get their way, they’re going to bring it back. Geneticists, led by Harvard Medical School’s George Church, aim to bring the woolly mammoth back to life similar to something…

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Scientists Flood Forests to Mimic Rising Seas

EDGEWATER, Md.—In a forest dense with maple, beech and poplar trees just a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay, researchers are simulating a flood of the future. Using a web of PVC pipes and rubber hoses, they inundate sections of woodland half the size of a football field to study how the trees might respond…

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Scientists take a closer look inside the perfect fluid

This time-lapse video clip shows a supersonic Mach wave as it evolves in an expanding quark-gluon plasma. The computer simulation provides new insight into how matter formed during the birth of the early universe. Credit: Berkeley Lab Scientists have reported new clues to solving a cosmic conundrum: How the quark-gluon plasma—nature’s perfect fluid—evolved into matter.…

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Scientists find eco-friendly way to dye blue jeans

The process of dyeing jeans is one of the top sources of pollution within the fashion industry. New research found a more eco-friendly alternative. Credit: Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA Flared or skinny, distressed or acid-washed—we all love our blue jeans. But those coveted pieces of denim are wreaking havoc on the environment. That’s why researchers from…

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No bull: Scientists potty train cows to use ‘MooLoo’

Turns out cows can be potty trained as easily as toddlers. Maybe easier.It’s no bull. Scientists put the task to the test and 11 out of 16 cows learned to use the “MooLoo” when they had to go. Just like some parents, the researchers used a sweet treat to coax the cows to push through…

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Scientists debate promise, peril of tweaking wild genomes

Mosquito-borne avian malaria has wiped out 80 percent of bird species in Hawaii. In the movie Jurassic Park, reconstructing and tweaking genetic material makes it possible to bring dinosaurs back to life. Today, a technology that manipulates animal genomes, called gene drive, has become a reality. The goal, however, is not to revive long-gone species,…

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2 scientists win $3 million ‘Breakthrough Prize’ for mRNA tech behind COVID-19 vaccines

Home News Katalin Karikó (left) and Dr. Drew Weissman (right) have been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for their work with mRNA that enabled the development of several COVID-19 vaccines. (Image credit: The Breakthrough Prize Foundation) Two scientists who developed a technology used in COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have been awarded a $3 million…

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Scientists grow miniature brains that mimic the major pathological features of Parkinson’s disease

Small pea-sized human midbrain-like organoids—which are essentially three-dimensional, multicellular, in vitro tissue constructs that mimic the human midbrain—are grown from human stem cells to enable scientists to study how the human brain develops and communicates. Credit: Associate Professor Hyunsoo Shawn Je, Duke-NUS Medical School Tiny brains-in-a-dish that mimic the major pathological features of Parkinson’s disease…