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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Scientists Find Imperfections In ‘Minibrains’ That Raise Questions For Research

Scientists Find Imperfections In ‘Minibrains’ That Raise Questions For Research

Scientists say pea-size organoids of human brain tissue may offer a way to study the biological beginnings of a wide range of brain conditions, including autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Muotri Lab/UCSD hide caption toggle caption Muotri Lab/UCSD Scientists say pea-size organoids of human brain tissue may offer a way to study the biological beginnings…
Scientists may have the secret to brewing the perfect espresso shot

Scientists may have the secret to brewing the perfect espresso shot

Chemist Christopher Hendon. Clearly, cups of espresso are periodic on his table. University of Oregon To consistently create the perfect shot of espresso, new science says, the key could be to get more from less. An international research team that includes chemists, mathematicians, materials scientists and baristas has developed a mathematical model of the espresso…
Scientists surprised by wolf puppies playing fetch

Scientists surprised by wolf puppies playing fetch

This wolf pup named flea was born in 2015 to a litter that wasn't interested in playing fetch. Christina Hansen Wheat Fetch isn't just for dogs. Some wolf puppies are down to play, too.A team of researchers put 13 8-week-old wolf puppies from three different litters through a series of tests usually used to assess…
Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth

Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On...

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft that ferried musclebound mice to the International Space Station and back can be seen at the top of this picture taken from the station on Dec. 20, 2019. NASA hide caption toggle caption NASA The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft that ferried musclebound mice to the International Space Station and back…
Scientists make space history with first intervenusian asteroid ever found

Scientists make space history with first intervenusian asteroid ever found

The Virtual Telescope Project caught sight of the first-known intervenusian asteroid, 2020 AV2. The arrow points to the asteroid. Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project The Virtual Telescope Project's image of asteroid 2020 AV2 isn't much of a looker, but the small dot pointed out by an arrow is a big new discovery. It's the first known…
Scientists find astounding slime mold trapped in amber for 100 million years

Scientists find astounding slime mold trapped in amber for 100 million...

The slime mold is pointed out by an arrow at the upper left above the lizard leg. Alexander Schmidt, University of Göttingen and Scientific Reports We've already marveled at a millipede, tick, snail, spider with a tail and even mold pigs trapped in ancient amber. Now we can add a lovely little slime mold to…
Scientists blast yeast with cosmic radiation to protect astronauts

Scientists blast yeast with cosmic radiation to protect astronauts

Scientists are systematically studying the effects of long-term radiation. Getty Images Once astronauts leave the protective atmosphere of Earth, they're battered by massive amounts of cosmic radiation that scientists say can cut through spacecraft like a hot knife through butter. While many theorize on new ways to protect spacefarers from this radiation during a long-term…
Scientists chilled Lego bricks to near absolute zero to see what happens

Scientists chilled Lego bricks to near absolute zero to see what...

Lancaster University's Josh Chawner and Dmitry Zmeev pose with the chill Lego pieces. Lancaster University We know a lot about Lego bricks, especially how they interact with bare feet. A team of physicists at Lancaster University in the UK wanted to learn something new, so they chilled some Lego pieces to near absolute zero and…
Scientists create dazzling color-changing chocolates

Scientists create dazzling color-changing chocolates

These chocolates developed at ETH Zurich appear to glow with a rainbow of different colors. ETH Zurich Please let's call them "unicorn chocolates." A research team led by scientists at ETH Zurich university in Switzerland have created shimmering chocolates that seem to radiate rainbows. They didn't add any colorants to the chocolates, but they did figure…
Scientists Reach Out To Minority Communities To Diversify Alzheimer’s Studies

Scientists Reach Out To Minority Communities To Diversify Alzheimer’s Studies

Black and Hispanic Americans are especially vulnerable to Alzheimer's. Yet they're often underrepresented in scientific studies of the disease. So on a cool Sunday morning in Cleveland, two research associates from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have set up an information table at a fundraising walk organized by the local chapter of the Alzheimer's…

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