Sci/tech

New technique scours the genome for genes that combat disease
October 17, 2017 05:28 PM - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Using a modified version of the CRISPR genome-editing system, MIT researchers have developed a new way to screen for genes that protect against specific diseases.

NASA Finds Tropical Storm Lan Strengthening
October 17, 2017 05:10 PM - NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center

Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Tropical Storm Lan was getting stronger as it moved through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

A New Way to Harness Wasted Methane
October 17, 2017 11:54 AM - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas for use as fuel or a chemical feedstock.

A New Way to Harness Wasted Methane
October 17, 2017 11:54 AM - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas for use as fuel or a chemical feedstock.

Crashing Neutron Stars Observed for the First Time
October 17, 2017 11:45 AM - Weizmann Institute of Science

An international research team, including physicists from the Weizmann Institute of Science, has for the first time succeeded in observing a merger of two colliding neutron stars. The merger was simultaneously picked up by three detectors built for this purpose: the two belonging to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, in the United States, and the Virgo detector in Italy. The observation may help determine how such heavy elements as uranium, iodine and gold were formed and enhance our understanding of some of the most violent events in the history of the universe.

Crashing Neutron Stars Observed for the First Time
October 17, 2017 11:45 AM - Weizmann Institute of Science

An international research team, including physicists from the Weizmann Institute of Science, has for the first time succeeded in observing a merger of two colliding neutron stars. The merger was simultaneously picked up by three detectors built for this purpose: the two belonging to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, in the United States, and the Virgo detector in Italy. The observation may help determine how such heavy elements as uranium, iodine and gold were formed and enhance our understanding of some of the most violent events in the history of the universe.

Volcanic Eruptions Linked to Social Unrest in Ancient Egypt
October 17, 2017 11:39 AM - Future Earth

Around 245 BCE Ptolemy III, ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt, made a decision that still puzzles many historians: After pursuing a successful military campaign against the kingdom’s nemesis, the Seleucid Empire, centred mainly in present-day Syria and Iraq, the king suddenly decided to return home. This about-face “changed everything about Near-East history,” says Joseph Manning, a historian at Yale University.

Study Shows How Water Could Have Flowed on 'Cold and Icy' Ancient Mars
October 17, 2017 11:36 AM - Brown University

For scientists trying to understand what ancient Mars might have been like, the red planet sends some mixed signals. Water-carved valleys and lakebeds leave little doubt that water once flowed on the surface. But climate models for early Mars suggest average temperatures around the globe stayed well below freezing.

Study Shows How Water Could Have Flowed on 'Cold and Icy' Ancient Mars
October 17, 2017 11:36 AM - Brown University

For scientists trying to understand what ancient Mars might have been like, the red planet sends some mixed signals. Water-carved valleys and lakebeds leave little doubt that water once flowed on the surface. But climate models for early Mars suggest average temperatures around the globe stayed well below freezing.

How Bees Find Their Way Home
October 17, 2017 11:19 AM - Lund University

How can a bee fly straight home in the middle of the night after a complicated route through thick vegetation in search of food? For the first time, researchers have been able to show what happens in the brain of the bee.

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