Tiny lab on a chip

Researchers have developed a novel microfluidic chip that can detect very small concentrations of dissolved contaminants using just 100-picoliter sized samples. By using a...

Tiny lab on a chip

Researchers have developed a novel microfluidic chip that can detect very small concentrations of dissolved contaminants using just 100-picoliter sized samples. By using a...

Climate damage caused by growing space tourism needs urgent mitigation

A formidable space tourism industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left...

Young adults with higher exposure to household air pollution show worse lung function

A new study has evaluated the link between air pollution and lung function of young adults who had recently attained their expected maximum lung...

Human cells take in less protein from a plant-based ‘meat’ than from chicken

Many people have now embraced the plant-based 'meat' movement. Plants high in protein, such as soybeans, are common ingredients, but it's been unclear how...

Inhaled toxic particles take direct route from lungs to brain

Breathing in polluted air could lead to toxic particles being transported from lungs to brain, via the bloodstream -- potentially contributing to brain disorders...

Off-season cattle grazing to help control fire danger from invasive cheatgrass

Cheatgrass, an invasive annual grass that has invaded Nevada rangelands, is responsible for much of the increasing wildfire danger in the Intermountain West. However,...

Scientists fail to locate once-common CA bumble bees

Several species of California bumble bees have gone missing in the first statewide census of the fuzzy pollinators in 40 years.

Australian bee helps illuminate social evolution: Bridge between flying solo or as a colony

Studying the unusual social behavior of an Australian native bee has enabled researchers to obtain a clear understanding of the earliest stages of social...

How crops can better survive floods

Researchers show which signaling pathways make plants more resistant to flooding. The molecule ethylene is a warning signal for plants that they are under...

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