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It Came From Outside Our Solar System and Now It’s Breaking Up

Comet Borisov, only the second interstellar object spotted by astronomers, shed at least one big chunk as it rounded our sun.
Tags: News, Research, David, Comets, Hubble Space Telescope, Solar System, Borisov, Space and Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Telescopes and Observatories, Jewitt


NREL leads research yielding new insights into how bacteria breaks down lignin

In Colorado, collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and three other national laboratories has yielded new insight into the ability of bacteria to break down the hardy part of a plant known as lignin. The additional understanding of the process could open a path to industrial applications. The newly published research builds upon previous observations at NREL, reported in 2015, on the ability of 14 strains of bacteria to break down lignin oligomers and take advan...
Tags: Colorado, Research, Bacteria, Nrel, National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL


Borderlands 3 bridges the gap between citizen science and blockbuster games

The Borderlands series has long-offered players a chaotic loot scramble of explosive cel-shaded cartoon violence and intricately-tuned shooting that leaves anything that isn’t the fun part on the cutting room floor. It’s like the gaming equivalent of a very large, very rich dessert—and what if, by eating dessert, you could also make the world better? Imagine. Borderlands 3 publisher 2K and developer Gearbox Software is elevating the series’ latest game to lofty new ideals with a new in-game expe...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Science, Tech, Research, UC San Diego School of Medicine, Randy Pitchford, Gearbox Software, Borderlands, Borderlands Science, McGill University the Microsetta Initiative


Tiny Digital Businesses Play Key Role in Local Economies, Study Says

A new study examines the millions of small digital businesses. They could help many communities weather the economic blow from the coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: News, Entrepreneurship, Research, Computers and the Internet, Economic Conditions and Trends, Go Daddy Group, Domain Names (Internet, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

A nationwide study has found that counties with even slightly higher levels of long-term air pollution are seeing far larger numbers of Covid-19 deaths.
Tags: News, Environment, Research, Air Pollution, Harvard University, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Will Coronavirus Freeze the Search for Dark Matter?

An experiment under 4,600 feet of Italian rock wasn’t immune from the pandemic’s interruption.
Tags: News, Research, Physics, Italy, Elena, Laboratories and Scientific Equipment, Space and Astronomy, Dark Matter (Astronomy, Aprile, Your-feed-science, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Gran Sasso National Laboratory


U.S. Children With Coronavirus Are Less Hard Hit Than Adults, First Data Shows

Nevertheless, a C.D.C. analysis of 2,572 cases found three deaths. Babies seem more vulnerable, but the data was incomplete.
Tags: News, Research, United States, Epidemics, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Children and Childhood, Deaths (Fatalities, Babies and Infants, Your-feed-science, Your-feed-healthcare, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Berkley Lab and JBEI find key to bioproduct economic feasibility

In California, one strategy to make biofuels more competitive is to make plants do some of the work themselves. Scientists can engineer plants to produce valuable chemical compounds, or bioproducts, as they grow. Then the bioproducts can be extracted from the plant and the remaining plant material can be converted into fuel. When produced in the plant itself, bioproducts can help reduce the cost of the resulting biofuel. But one important part of this strategy has remained unclear—exactly how...
Tags: California, Research, Jbei, Berkeley Lab, Berkley Lab




Researchers look for solutions to irreplaceable phosphorus for agriculture

In Germany, German-Chinese Research Training Groups at the University of Hohenheim and the China Agricultural University in Beijing are looking for solutions for sustainable phosphorus use using the example of maize cultivation systems. If it is not possible to use the resource phosphorus more sustainably, mankind is heading for a serious crisis: phosphorus is irreplaceable as a nutrient for plants, animals and people. If it gets back into the soil via excretions or dead organic material, the cy...
Tags: Germany, Research, Phosphorus, Beijing, Agriculture, Stuttgart, DFG, China Agricultural University, University of Hohenheim, China Agricultural University CAU, Chinese Research Training Groups, Chinese Research Training Group


Google Searches Can Help Us Find Emerging Covid-19 Outbreaks

They can also reveal symptoms that at first went undetected. I may have found a new one.
Tags: Google, News, Research, Search Engines, United States, Italy, Ecuador, Joshua, Google Inc, Gans, Computers and the Internet, Eyes And Eyesight, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Smell (Olfaction, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


The Rising Heroes of the Coronavirus Era? Nations’ Top Scientists

Scientists in Europe are becoming household names, fulfilling societies’ emotional and practical need for the truth.
Tags: Europe, Celebrities, News, Research, Ferguson, Christian, Science and Technology, Fernando, Simon, Fauci, Massimo, Galli, Anthony S, Neil M, Sotirios, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


The Rising Heroes of the Coronavirus Era? Nations’ Top Nerds

Scientists in Europe are becoming household names, fulfilling societies’ emotional and practical need for the truth.
Tags: Europe, Celebrities, News, Research, Ferguson, Christian, Science and Technology, Fernando, Simon, Fauci, Massimo, Galli, Anthony S, Neil M, Sotirios, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


These are the two COVID-19 data sites I incessantly check

Even tho they are only updated once a day (at most) I check, check and re-check 91-divoc and the IHME COVID-19 Projections. The linear scale graphs on 91-divoc have given me the best picture of 'is the curve flattening' for the regions I watch. Tribalism runs rampant during Trump's Pandemic and I am naturally more focused on the regions where my loved ones live. IHME's projections give me an idea about what to expect based on data and models they've explained and I can trust. What comes ...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, Research, US news, Data, Trump, Pandemic, Stay Informed, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Data Over Propaganda, Death Count


In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies

Weighing an idea that might once have been relegated to science fiction, Italy once again finds itself in the unfortunate vanguard of Western democracies grappling with the coronavirus.
Tags: News, Privacy, Research, Italy, Epidemics, Antibodies, Genetics and Heredity, Politics And Government, Tests (Medical, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


How Do You Make a Less Toxic Blue Dye? Start With Red Beets

Usually these root vegetables cause pink stains, but with a little bit of chemistry, Brazilian researchers found they could produce another hue.
Tags: News, Color, Research, Chemistry, Textiles, Beets, Dyes and Dyestuffs, Science Advances (Journal, Bastos, Your-feed-science, Erick Leite


William Frankland, Pioneering Allergist, Dies at 108

In his long career, Dr. Frankland helped legions of hay fever sneezers by publicizing pollen counts. Among his many patients was Saddam Hussein.
Tags: News, Research, Allergies, Great Britain, Pollen, Frankland, Deaths (Obituaries, William Frankland


How an Eye Surgeon Got a Picture of This Rare Pastel Bird

The elusive South Philippine dwarf kingfisher is difficult to photograph, and there were no known photographs of its fledglings.
Tags: Photography, News, Research, Birds, Philippines, Your-feed-science


Benefits of Morning Running

Fellow runner and blogger (Runners Blueprint), David Dack contacted me about sharing a post on the benefits of morning running. Some good stuff here. Check it out! The Morning Run There’s a long list of good reasons for running first in the morning. You’ll kick off the day doing something healthy. You’ll have more energy throughout the day. You’ll be more consistent. I could go on and on, but by now you should be familiar with some of the perks of catching a run when the rest of the world ...
Tags: Instagram, Research, Sport, Running, Run, Runner, Runnerdude, Running Tips, Morning Running, David Dack, David Dack David Dack


University of Cordoba researchers determine best valorization paths for restaurant food waste

In Spain, research into the field of the bioeconomy and the search for waste valorization strategies, such as agricultural by-products, is the field of research for the BIOSAHE (a Spanish acronym of biofuels and energy-saving systems) research group at the University of Cordoba. They are now taking a step further: they aim to establish the best valorization paths for restaurant food waste. Among the possible lives for restaurant scraps, they are looking to find which one is most effective and w...
Tags: Research, Spain, Food Waste, University of Córdoba, Spain. University of Cordoba, University of Cordoba They


Mice have a range of facial expressions, researchers find

The findings offer researchers new ways to measure the intensity of emotional responses Whether it is screwing up your face when sucking a lemon, or smiling while sitting in the sun, humans have a range of facial expressions that reflect how they feel.Now, researchers say, they have found mice do too. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Animals, Research, UK News, University of Cambridge


Help Researchers Track the Coronavirus Spread With This App

How are you feeling today? Healthy, if a little more anxious than usual? Run-down? Feverish? A team of physicians and researchers are hoping you’ll take 10 seconds every day to self-report your symptoms (or lack thereof) to a new COVID Symptom Tracker app. Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Healthcare, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


Help Researchers Track COVID-19 Spread With This App

How are you feeling today? Healthy, if a little more anxious than usual? Run-down? Feverish? A team of physicians and researchers are hoping you’ll take 10 seconds every day to self-report your symptoms (or lack thereof) to a new COVID Symptom Tracker app. Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Healthcare, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


Australian researchers find agave better for ethanol production than sugarcane

In Australia, the agave plant used to make tequila could be established in semi-arid Australia as an environmentally friendly solution to Australia’s transport fuel shortage, a team of researchers at the University of Sydney, University of Exeter and University of Adelaide has found. In an article published this week in the Journal of Cleaner Production , University of Sydney agronomist Associate Professor Daniel Tan with international and Australian colleagues have analyzed the potential ...
Tags: Australia, Mexico, Research, Ethanol, Agave, Tan, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Daniel Tan, MSF Sugar, Journal of Cleaner Production University of Sydney


How Are You Feeling? Surveys Aim to Detect Covid-19 Hot Spots Early

Scientists have persuaded Britons and Israelis to fill out questionnaires about their health, to get ahead of the coronavirus by getting resources to the right place. The U.S. is next.
Tags: News, Pinterest, Israel, Research, United States, National Health Service, Great Britain, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Zhang, Eran, Segal, Weill Cornell Medical College, Mobile Applications, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Feng (1982-


Hop to it: Researchers pinpoint why Belgian beers don't keep

Study finds fashionable hoppy brews lose their characteristic taste while sitting on the shelfIt will be music to the ears of Belgian beer enthusiasts: drink up.Scientists studying how well the fashionable hoppy-tasting beers of today keep in the cupboard have highlighted the particular propensity for them to lose their flavour over time. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Science, Research, Beer, Food Science


Covid-19 Changed How the World Does Science, Together

Never before, scientists say, have so many of the world’s researchers focused so urgently on a single topic. Nearly all other research has ground to a halt.
Tags: News, Research, Harvard University, Epidemics, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Clinical Trials, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Politics And Government, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Cannabis Scientists Are Chasing the Perfect High

Chemists at some of the biggest legal-weed companies are after an elusive prize: a predictable, reliable product.
Tags: News, Marijuana, Research, Food And Drug Administration, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Cannabis Foods and Products


NREL releases first findings from Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines initiative

In Colorado, . A new report summarizes findings from this first phase of the initiative, which has focused primarily on turbocharged (or “boosted”) spark-ignition (SI) engines for light-duty vehicles, identifying the fuel properties and engine parameters that mitigate knock and emissions, while maximizing efficiency and performance. The report highlights researchers’ answers to three vital questions: What fuels do engines want? What fuels should we make? What will work in the real w...
Tags: Colorado, Research, Nrel, Co-Optima, The Co Optima, Co Optimization


A Forest Submerged 60,000 Years Ago Could Save Your Life One Day

Before this underwater forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future.
Tags: News, Alabama, Research, Bacteria, Microbiology, Brian, Antibiotics, Dan, Raines, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Fish and Other Marine Life, Forests and Forestry, Oceans and Seas, Wood and Wood Products, Gulf Coast (US, Distel