NASA identifies candidate regions for landing next Americans on moon

Washington [US], August 20 (ANI): As NASA prepares to send astronauts back to the Moon under Artemis, the agency has identified 13 candidate landing regions near the lunar South Pole. Each region contains multiple potential landing sites for Artemis III which will be the first of the Artemis missions to bring the crew to the lunar surface, including the first woman to set foot on the Moon.

Updated: Aug 20, 2022 04:51 IST

Study: Mosquitoes possess bizarre sense of smell

Washington [US], August 19 (ANI): The findings of a study suggest that the unconventional way mosquitoes process odours could help explain why they are so good at finding humans to bite.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 20:06 IST

Study finds metabolism might be vital for future kidney disease treatment

Washington [US], August 19 (ANI): A recent study has shown that the intake of the amino acid lysine, an over-the-counter food supplement, protects laboratory animals from kidney damage.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 19:44 IST

Researchers discover how impact causes a new planet to 'break up'

Washington [US], August 19 (ANI): Impacts affect the porosity and structure of moons and planets more dramatically than scientists suspected, increasing their potential habitability for life. Studying how those impacts affect planetary bodies, asteroids, moons and other rocks in space helps planetary scientists understand extraplanetary geology, especially where to look for precious matter including water, ice and even, potentially, microbial life.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 05:56 IST

Human brain's cerebral cortex mapped by scientists

Washington [US], August 18 (ANI): The surface of the cortex of the young human brain has been mapped by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine with unprecedented resolution. It revealed the development of key functional regions from two months before birth to two years after.

Updated: Aug 18, 2022 23:44 IST

New study model sheds light on how organs communicate with one another

Washington [US], August 18 (ANI): Researchers uncover the proteins involved in key communication networks, which could help us better understand conditions like cancer and obesity.

Updated: Aug 18, 2022 06:43 IST

Study suggests voter fraud conspiracy theories can backfire on those propagating them

Washington [US], August 17 (ANI): A recent study has uncovered small but discernible links between social media engagement with misinformation about the 2020 US presidential election and voter behavior in the 2021 Georgia Senate runoff election.

Updated: Aug 17, 2022 22:45 IST

Study: Black hole collisions can help in understanding the rate of universe's expansion

Washington [US], August 17 (ANI): In a new study, two University of Chicago astrophysicists laid out a method for using pairs of colliding black holes to measure how fast the universe is expanding, and thus understand how the universe evolved, what it is made out of, and where it's going.

Updated: Aug 17, 2022 15:25 IST

Links found between 2020 Presidential polls, 2021 Georgia Senate runoff elections: Study

Washington [US], August 17 (ANI): Published in the journal 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' (PNAS) on August 17, a study uncovers small but discernible links between social media engagement with misinformation about the 2020 US presidential election and voter behaviour in the 2021 Georgia Senate runoff election. After the 2020 US presidential election and President Joseph R. Biden's close victory in Georgia, misinformation and claims of election fraud were promoted.

Updated: Aug 17, 2022 04:44 IST

Research: Male spiders counter female cannibalism by maximizing sperm transfer

Washington [US], August 16 (ANI): Male spiders have evolved behavioural mating strategies to improve their chances of mating despite the risk of being cannibalised by their mates.

Updated: Aug 16, 2022 20:25 IST

Study finds intestinal immune cells have sweet tooth

Lisbon [Portugal], August 16 (ANI): White blood cells that reside in the intestines, a particular class of immune cells known as tissue-resident lymphocytes, use sugar as an energy source and have a faster metabolism than lymphocytes that circulate in the blood, according to a recent study.

Updated: Aug 16, 2022 06:16 IST

Indian subcontinent to face more very wet monsoon seasons as climate warms

New Delhi [India], August 15 (ANI): The latest generation of climate models projects an increase in severity and frequency of very wet Indian summer monsoon seasons, a new study by scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research shows.

Updated: Aug 15, 2022 19:15 IST

Scientists reveal using sound, bubbles make bandages stickier, durable

Montreal [Canada], August 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that using ultrasound waves and bubbles, they can control the stickiness of adhesive bandages. This discovery could pave the way for new advances in medical adhesives, particularly in situations where adhesives are difficult to apply, such as on wet skin.

Updated: Aug 15, 2022 05:30 IST

Study reveals quick method for sculpting matter into complex shapes

Glasgow [Scotland], August 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have revealed a novel technique for moulding materials into complicated patterns by using "twisted" light.

Updated: Aug 15, 2022 04:23 IST

Circadian clocks have substantial impact on formation of fat cells

Washington [US], August 14 (ANI): Disruption of the circadian clocks that keep the body and its cells entrained to the 24-hour day-night cycle plays a critical role in weight gain, according to a pair of studies.

Updated: Aug 14, 2022 23:50 IST

Prehistoric podiatry: How dinosaurs carried such enormous burdens

Washington [US], August 14 (ANI): Scientists have cracked an enduring mystery, discovering how sauropod dinosaurs like Brontosaurus and Diplodocus supported their gigantic bodies on land.

Updated: Aug 14, 2022 23:36 IST

Research explores ways to stop painful chemo for kids

Washington [US], August 14 (ANI): An ongoing research underway at The University of Queensland is focusing on stopping children undergoing chemotherapy from feeling pain and other debilitating side effects.

Updated: Aug 14, 2022 23:35 IST

Research: Dinosaurs take control in cold climates

Washington [US], August 14 (ANI): A new study of ancient mass extinction suggests that ancient high latitudes, to which early dinosaurs were largely relegated, regularly froze over, and that the creatures adapted an apparent key to their later dominance.

Updated: Aug 14, 2022 23:28 IST

Study suggests bioengineered cornea might restore sight to the blind

Washington [US], August 14 (ANI): During a recent study, researchers and entrepreneurs developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig's skin, which resembles the human cornea.

Updated: Aug 14, 2022 23:14 IST

Researchers discover use of sound, bubbles to make bandages stickier, long lasting

Montreal [Canada], August 14 (ANI): Researchers found out that utilising ultrasonic waves and bubbles, they can adjust the stickiness of adhesive bandages. This innovation could pave the way for further breakthroughs in medical adhesives, particularly in situations where adhesives are difficult to apply, such as on moist skin.

Updated: Aug 14, 2022 18:49 IST