Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The difference between an expert’s brain and a novice’s

When mice learn to do a new task, their brain activities change over time as they advance from 'novice' to 'expert.' The changes are...

NASA finds Neptune moons locked in ‘dance of avoidance’

Even by the wild standards of the outer solar system, the strange orbits that carry Neptune's two innermost moons are unprecedented, according to newly...

Astrophysicist discovers numerous multiple star systems with exoplanets

Is Earth the only habitable planet in the universe or are there more worlds somewhere out there that are capable of supporting life? And...

Bacteria may contribute more to climate change as planet heats up

As bacteria adapt to hotter temperatures, they speed up their respiration rate and release more carbon, potentially accelerating climate change. By releasing more carbon as...

Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business

Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a...

Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy

How do you store renewable energy so it's there when you need it, even when the sun isn't shining or the wind isn't blowing?...

Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children

A new study documents structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based media use. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, shows that...

Three-drug combo improves lung function in most common genetic form of cystic fibrosis

A phase three clinical trial that UT Southwestern participated in determined that a three-drug combination improved lung function and reduced symptoms in cystic fibrosis...

Study details the mechanism and scope of measles-induced immune amnesia in the wake of...

Over the last decade, evidence has mounted that the measles vaccine protects in not one but two ways: Not only does it prevent the...

ESO telescope reveals what could be the smallest dwarf planet yet in the solar...

Astronomers using ESO's SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that the asteroid Hygiea could be classified as a dwarf planet....