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Scientists use eBird data to propose optimal bird conservation plan

A new paper published today in the journal Nature Communications shows a blueprint for conserving enough habitat to protect the populations of almost one-third of the warblers, orioles, tanagers, and other birds that migrate among the Americas throughout the year.
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RNA transport in neurons -- Staufen2 detects its target transcripts in a complex manner

A team of scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München and the University of Ulm has discovered that the neuronal transport factor Staufen2 scans and binds to its target transcripts in a much more complex manner than previously thought. RNA is transported within highly complex protein-RNA particles whose structure and specificity are still poorly understood. The team's findings, recently published in the journal Nature Communications, opens up new approaches to improve our understanding of the proc...
Tags: Science, Nature Communications, Helmholtz Zentrum München, University of Ulm

Abundance of information narrows our collective attention span

New study in Nature Communications finds increasingly narrow peaks of collective attention over time, supporting a 'social acceleration' occurring across different domains.
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Bacteria surrounding coral reefs change in synchrony, even across great distance

A study published in Nature Communications revealed that the bacteria present in the water overlying dozens of coral reefs changed dramatically during the night, and then returned to the same daytime community as observed the morning before. Further, as if these communities were all privy to the same schedule, these changes were synchronized across reefs separated by hundreds of miles.
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New research supports volcanic origin of Kiruna-type iron ores

The origin of giant apatite-iron oxide ores of the so-called 'Kiruna-type' has been the topic of a long standing debate that has lasted for over 100 years. In a new article, published in Nature Communications, a team of scientists presents new and unambiguous data in favour of a magmatic origin for these important iron ores. The study was led by researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden.
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New research reveals climate change secrets hidden in the Yukon permafrost

A study from U of T Mississauga uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada's north. A study published in Nature Communications confirms that recent climate warming in the central Yukon region has surpassed the warmest temperatures experienced in the previous 13,600 years, a finding that could have important implications in the context of current global warming trends.
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Mechanism to form influenza A virus discovered

A new study by Maria João Amorim's team, from the Gulbenkian Institute of Science, now reveals where the genomes of the influenza A virus are assembled inside infected cells. The results will be published this week in the journal Nature Communications and may contribute to therapies that prevent or combate new strains of influenza viruses.
Tags: Science, Nature Communications, Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Maria João Amorim

Scientists have identified genes linked to excessive alcohol consumption

A huge study performed by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale School of Medicine in the United States has identified the genetic variants linked to excessive alcohol consumption and dependency. Carried out on 274,000 people, this research highlights the 18 genetic variants that could be involved in alcohol addiction. The results, published in Nature Communications this week, suggest that while excessive alcohol consumption is a prerequisite for alcoholism, the presence of the...
Tags: Science, United States, University of Pennsylvania, Nature Communications, Yale School of Medicine

Trump's Favorite Pseudo-Shrink Says Emissions Are Good for the Environment

Photo Illustration The Daily Beast/GettyDonald Trump’s favorite pseudo-shrink claimed he was mentally fit without a psychology degree.Now Gina Loudon is arguing carbon dioxide emissions are actually good for the environment—a statement that flies in the face of decades of climate science. “The cars we have rented in Cali all shut off when you stop. This is the stupidest, most enviro-whacked thing I have ever seen,” Loudon tweeted Tuesday morning. “Does Cali require this? I have never seen this b...
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A slippery slope: How climate change is reshaping the Arctic landscape

Increasing ground temperatures in the Arctic are indicators of global climate change, but until recently, areas of cold permafrost were thought to be relatively immune to severe impacts. A new study by Antoni Lewkowicz, a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa and published in the journal Nature Communications, however, shows that areas of cold permafrost can be vulnerable to rising summer temperatures.
Tags: Science, Arctic, Nature Communications, University of Ottawa, Antoni Lewkowicz, Department of Geography Environment

Sound sense: Brain 'listens' for distinctive features in sounds

For humans to achieve accurate speech recognition and communicate with one another, the auditory system must recognize distinct categories of sounds - such as words - from a continuous incoming stream of sounds. This task becomes complicated when considering the variability in sounds produced by individuals with different accents, pitches, or intonations. In a Nature Communications paper, University of Pittsburgh researchers detail a computational model that explores how the auditory system tack...
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Changes in ocean 'conveyor belt' foretold abrupt climate changes by four centuries

In the Atlantic Ocean, a giant 'conveyor belt' carries warm waters from the tropics into the North Atlantic, where they cool and sink and then return southwards in the deep ocean. This circulation pattern is an important player in the global climate. Evidence increasingly suggests that this system is slowing down, and some scientists fear it could have major effects. A new study published in Nature Communications provides insight into how quickly such changes could take effect if the system con...
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Microbes can grow on nitric oxide

Nitric oxide (NO) is a central molecule of the global nitrogen cycle. A study by Boran Kartal from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany, and colleagues reveals that microorganisms can grow on NO. Their results, which are now published in Nature Communications, change our view of the earth's nitrogen cycle and how microorganisms regulate the release of greenhouse gases from natural and man-made environments.
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A new technique allows researchers to focus the action of drugs via infrared light

A scientific team led by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona manages to efficiently activate molecules located inside cell tissues using two-photon excitation of with infrared light lasers. The results of the study, published in Nature Communications, represent a breakthrough in photopharmacology and open new lines of research in molecular neurobiology and photomedicine.
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Scientists can now turn CO2 in the air into solid coal

A team of scientists used liquid metal and a liquid electrolyte to convert gaseous CO2 into a solid, coal-like substance.Compared to current methods, the new approach could prove to be a more efficient and scalable way to remove carbon from the atmosphere and safely store it.The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the global community must remove 100 billion to 1 trillion metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by mid-century in order to avoid catastrophic glo...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Innovation, Nature Communications, United Nations Intergovernmental Panel, Torben Daeneke, Daeneke, RMIT University in Melbourne Australia, Dorna Esrafilzadeh, RMIT s School of Engineering

Montana State team discovers 'incredibly' diverse microbial community high in Yellowstone

Montana State University researchers Dan Colman and Eric Boyd published their findings from a Smoke Jumper Geyser Basin hot spring in the journal Nature Communications earlier this month.
Tags: Science, Yellowstone, Nature Communications, Montana State University, Montana State, Dan Colman, Eric Boyd

Lakes of Melted Snow Are Literally Bending Antarctica's Ice Shelves in Half

On Jan. 31, 2002, a vast crescent of ice about the size of Rhode Island splintered off of the coast of Antarctica and spilled a flotilla of massive, melting icebergs into the sea. By March, some 1,250 square miles (3,250 square kilometers) of ice had melted away from the continent's edge, undoing more than 10,000 years of growth and stability in a little more than a month.NASA scientists monitoring the ancient ice sheet -- formerly known as the Larsen B Ice Shelf -- were startled by the sudd...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Antarctica, Rhode Island, Ross, Nature Communications, Larsen, McMurdo, Alison Banwell, Banwell

By 2080, Washington D.C. climate may feel like Deep South

In a single generation, climate patterns will shift hundreds of kilometres in the United States, according to a study tracking the northward drift of hotter climes brought on by climate change and global warming. For a preview of Tampa, Florida's climate in 2080, think Guatemala, researchers said Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications. If planet-warming gases continue to pour into the atmosphere at present rates, they calculated, climates will shift on average 850 kilometre...
Tags: Science, Washington, United States, Guatemala, Nature Communications, Tampa Florida

Oceans to turn brighter blue due to global warming

The sea will turn a brighter shade of blue due to global warming, a new study predicts. Experts believe that changing ocean temperatures will alter the distribution of tiny organisms called phytoplankton, which play a crucial role in absorbing sunlight. As a result, swathes of the subtropics and temperate regions such as the North Atlantic are likely to turn a more brilliant blue due to a diminution of the creatures. Meanwhile colder waters near the north and south poles will become a deeper gre...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Paris, North Atlantic, University Of Southampton, Nature Communications, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Anna Hickman, Dutkiewicz

Oceans to turn bluer due to global warming

The sea will turn a brighter shade of blue due to global warming, a new study predicts. Experts believe that changing ocean temperatures will alter the distribution of tiny organisms called phytoplankton, which play a crucial role in absorbing sunlight. As a result, swathes of the subtropics and temperate regions such as the North Atlantic are likely to turn a more brilliant blue due to a diminution of the creatures. Meanwhile colder waters near the north and south poles will become a deeper gre...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Paris, North Atlantic, University Of Southampton, Nature Communications, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Anna Hickman, Dutkiewicz

Research sheds light on body clock and links to mental health and disease

A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental health and disease. The study, published in Nature Communications, suggests that being genetically programmed to rise early may lead to greater well-being and a lower risk of schizophrenia and depression. However, despite much previous speculation, the results did not reveal any strong links to diseases such as diabetes or obesity.
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Mimicking nature for programmable and adaptive synthetic materials

In a recently published work in Nature Communications on Jan 25, 2019, scientists from the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Science and Research (JNCASR) and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) have successfully created a minimalistic synthetic mimic of aforementioned cytoskeletal networks with structural and temporal programming.
Tags: Science, Nature Communications, Institute for Stem Cell Biology

Ancient Plants Reveal Arctic Summers Haven't Been This Hot in 115,000 Years

The latest sign of just how screwed the Arctic is: moss that hasn’t seen the light of day in at least 40,000 years is tumbling out of ice caps on Canada’s Baffin Island thanks to increasingly balmy summers. Based on that and other lines of evidence, research published in Nature Communications on Friday suggests that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Arctic, Nature Communications, Baffin Island, Ice Caps, Ice On Thin Ice

How staying in shape is vital for reproductive success

Cells must keep their shape and proportions to successfully reproduce through cell division, finds new research from the Francis Crick Institute and King's College London.The research, published in Nature Communications, reveals a fundamental biological basis for scaling, where cells maintain their proportions as they grow or shrink. This principle is seen throughout life, from single cells through to complex organisms, but its biological origins have remained a mystery.
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Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies

A recent study from Uppsala University has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors and that this effect is present predominantly in women and to a much lower extent in men. In the study, which is published in Nature Communications, the researchers measured how fat was distributed in nearly 360,000 voluntary participants.
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Scientists find genes with large effects on head and brain size

The size of children's heads is not only related to the growth of their skull, but also their brain. A genome-wide analysis, published in Nature Communications, now reports the largest known genetic effects on head circumference and the related measure of intracranial volume.
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Mini-Monsters with Multiple Heads Created in the Lab

The tiny, immortal hydra is a freshwater animal that can regenerate an entirely new animal from just the tiniest sliver of its body. Usually, it does this perfectly: One foot, one long skinny body, and one tentacled head. But with a single genetic tweak, researchers can create monstrous hydras that sprout fully functional heads all over their bodies -- appropriate for an animal named for an ancient Greek monster that had somewhere between six and nine heads. These many-headed hydras aren'...
Tags: Science, Nature Communications, TCF, University of Geneva, Brigitte Galliot, Galliot

Here's the 1 Way We Can Avoid Climate Catastrophe, Scary Report Says

How can humans limit catastrophic climate change? We can phase out fossil-fuel emitters -- such as coal-burning power plants, jet-fuel-slurping planes and gas-thirsty automobiles -- once they reach their retirement age, a new study finds. And we need to start doing that now, the researchers said. If society actually did that, we'd have a 64 percent chance of limiting the average global temperature rise to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) above preindustrial levels, said study l...
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Hong Kong scientists claim 'broad-spectrum' antiviral breakthrough

Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases -- a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses. A team from the University of Hong Kong described the newly discovered chemical as "highly potent in interrupting the life cycle of diverse viruses" in a study published this month in the journal Nature Communications. The scientists told AFP Monday that it could one day be used as a broad-spectrum antiviral fo...
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Next generation photonic memory devices are light-written, ultrafast and energy efficient

Researchers of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a 'hybrid technology' which shows the advantages of both light and magnetic hard drives. Ultra-short (femtosecond) light pulses allows data to be directly written in a magnetic memory in a fast and highly energy-efficient way. This research, published in Nature Communications, promises to revolutionize the process of data storage in future photonic integrated circuits.
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