Monday, January 25, 2021

Research: Australia has a new venomous snake — And it may already be threatened...

The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in...
Researchers discover 1st animal that doesn't breathe oxygen

Researchers discover 1st animal that doesn’t breathe oxygen

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have discovered a non-oxygen breathing animal. The unexpected finding changes one of science's assumptions about the animal world. A...
Spitzer telescope reveals the precise timing of a black hole dance (Study)

Spitzer telescope reveals the precise timing of a black hole dance (Study)

Black holes aren't stationary in space; in fact, they can be quite active in their movements. But because they are completely dark and can't...

Research: Large trucks are biggest culprits of near-road air pollution —

For the 30 per cent of Canadians who live within 500 metres of a major roadway, a new study reveals that the type...
Study: Tool predicts how fast code will run on a chip

Study: Tool predicts how fast code will run on a chip

MIT researchers have invented a machine-learning tool that predicts how fast computer chips will execute code from various applications. To get code to...

Research: Why do we freeze when startled? New study in flies points to serotonin...

A Columbia University study in fruit flies has identified serotonin as a chemical that triggers the body's startle response, the automatic deer-in-the-headlights reflex...

Research: Printable tags turn everyday objects into smart, connected devices —

Engineers have developed printable metal tags that could be attached to everyday objects and turn them into "smart" Internet of Things devices. The metal...

Research: Is one toe really better than three? How horse’ legs evolved for travel...

Palaeobiologists from the University of Bristol and Howard University (USA) have uncovered new evidence that suggests that horses' legs have adapted over time...
Scientists find the world's cleanest air at the tip of the planet

Scientists find the world’s cleanest air at the tip of the planet

Scientists believe they have identified the world's cleanest air, free from particles caused by human activity, located over the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica. In...

Research: Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report —

Sea otters have low genetic diversity, which could endanger their health as a species, a UCLA-led team of life scientists has discovered. The...

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