Study: Ant colonies' decision-making resembles that of neural networks

Washington [US], July 25 (ANI): Ant colonies decide to flee rising temperatures in much the same way that neural computations give rise to decisions.

Updated: Jul 25, 2022 21:42 IST

Study predicts soil recovery following wildfires

Washington [US], July 25 (ANI): In addition to affecting water quality, soils are essential for plant development. However, it has been challenging to foresee how wildfires might affect water quality and plant development, according to a recent study led by a group of Colorado investigators.

Updated: Jul 25, 2022 19:34 IST

How to find 'good oil' at Sea: Study

Washington [US], July 25 (ANI): To save the world's fish stocks and oceans, scientists are racing to find better and sustainable ways to make healthy nutritional products such as Omega-3 fatty acids, biodiesel, aquaculture and livestock food from fast-growing microalgae. New research has discovered a simple, low-cost and effective way to extract high-value bioactives from single-cell algae oil using waste sulfur from industries such as petrochemical production.

Updated: Jul 25, 2022 18:42 IST

Wet regions harbor dangerous germs: Study

Washington [US], July 25 (ANI): A well-regulated hot water system can prevent the spread of waterborne pathogens, including an emerging infectious disease problem from 'superbugs' which can be resistant to most antibiotics.

Updated: Jul 25, 2022 18:17 IST

Here's how combination of muscle and skin plays important role in elephant's trunk

Atlanta (Georgia) [US], July 25 (ANI): According to a recent study from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an elephant's folded skin plays a significant part in stretching its trunk in addition to its muscles. The creature can easily grab fragile vegetation and break apart tree trunks thanks to the adaptability of its muscle and skin combination.

Updated: Jul 25, 2022 05:37 IST

Synthetic tools can move DNA messages from one place to another: Research

Washington [US], July 24 (ANI): Researchers from Rice University have shown that the increasingly popular CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool may be used in human cells in a variety of new potent ways, according to a recent study.

Updated: Jul 24, 2022 23:53 IST

Study: Star formation is influenced by supermassive blackholes

Washington [US], July 24 (ANI): Powerful jets of a supermassive black hole change the conditions for star formation in interstellar clouds.

Updated: Jul 24, 2022 23:40 IST

Do you know how stressed-out plants produce their own aspirin? Study reveals

Washington [U.S], July 24 (ANI): Plants produce salicylic acid, popularly known as aspirin, to protect themselves against environmental dangers like insects, thirst, and heat. A better understanding of this procedure could aid plants in surviving the increased stress brought on by climate change.

Updated: Jul 24, 2022 06:38 IST

Researchers discover new mechanism that regulates auditory sensitivity

Washington [U.S], July 24 (ANI): CU Anschutz researchers have identified a new mechanism of how auditory sensitivity is regulated that can temporarily reduce the sensitivity of the auditory system for protection from loud sounds that can cause irreversible damage.

Updated: Jul 24, 2022 00:41 IST

Computers can detect chemical blasts, volcanic eruptions by artificial explosion signals: Study

Alaska [US], July 23 (ANI): A new study has found that computers can be trained to better detect distant nuclear detonations, chemical blasts and volcano eruptions by learning from artificial explosion signals.

Updated: Jul 23, 2022 23:23 IST

Children who resist temptation do better on measures of life success: New take on the 'marshmallow test'

Washington [U.S], July 23 (ANI): Fifty years after the famous 'marshmallow test' found that children who resist temptation do better on measures of life success, a study of preschoolers in Boulder and Japan reveals that what kids are willing to wait for depends on their cultural upbringing.

Updated: Jul 23, 2022 23:14 IST

Environmental destruction from volcanic eruptions can cause mass extinctions, reveals study

Tohuku Region [Japan], July 23 (ANI): Research conducted at Tohuku University have found evidence pointing to a relationship between the magnitude of mass extinctions and global temperature changes in geologic times.

Updated: Jul 23, 2022 22:55 IST

Study: Engineered mattress tricks your body to fall asleep faster

Washington [U.S], July 22 (ANI): Bioengineers have developed a unique mattress and pillow system that uses heating and cooling to tell the body it is time to go to sleep.

Updated: Jul 22, 2022 22:45 IST

First stars seen through fog of 'Early Universe': Study

Washington [U.S], July 22 (ANI): A team of astronomers has developed a method that will allow them to 'see' through the fog of the early Universe and detect light from the first stars and galaxies.

Updated: Jul 22, 2022 22:44 IST

Elephant biomechanics suggests new approach for soft robotics

Washington [U.S], July 22 (ANI): A new study suggests that an elephant's muscles aren't the only way it stretches its trunk, its folded skin also plays an important role. The combination of muscle and skin gives the animal the versatility to grab fragile vegetation and rip apart tree trunks.

Updated: Jul 22, 2022 22:25 IST

Size of mammal ancestors' ear canals reveal when warm-bloodedness evolved

Washington [U.S], July 21 (ANI): Warm-bloodedness is a key mammal trait, but it's been a mystery when our ancestors evolved it. A new study points to an unlikely source for telling a fossil animal's body temperature: the size of tiny structures in their inner ears. The fluid in our ears becomes runnier at higher temperatures, so animals with warm bodies don't need as big of canals for it to flow through. Turns out, mammal ancestors became warm-blooded nearly 20 million years later than previously thought.

Updated: Jul 21, 2022 23:28 IST

Paper wasps create an abstract concept of 'same' and 'different'

Washington [U.S], July 21 (ANI): In a series of studies over more than 20 years, evolutionary biologists have demonstrated that paper wasps, despite their tiny brains, have an impressive capacity to learn, remember and make social distinctions about others.

Updated: Jul 21, 2022 23:13 IST

Engineers create new tools enabling more individualised cell therapies

Washington [U.S], July 21 (ANI): A team has developed a new tool to predict and customize the rate of DNA editing, paving the way for more personalized, efficient genetic and cell therapies for diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

Updated: Jul 21, 2022 23:10 IST

Feeding dogs raw meat linked to increased prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Bristol [England], July 21 (ANI): Recent studies have linked germs that are resistant to vitally needed antibiotics to the feeding of raw meat to pet dogs.

Updated: Jul 21, 2022 17:54 IST

Study: Why Jupiter lacks ring system like Saturn

California [US], July 21 (ANI): Jupiter should have more impressive, larger rings than Saturn since it is larger. However, according to a recent study from UC Riverside, Jupiter's enormous moons block this vision from illuminating the night sky.

Updated: Jul 21, 2022 16:54 IST