A previously unknown phase transition in the early universe

Newswise – consider bringing a pot of water to a boil: When the temperature reaches the boiling point, bubbles form in the water, burst and vaporize as the water boils. This continues until there is no more phase change of water from liquid to vapor. This is roughly the idea of ​​what happened in the … Read more

Discovering unique microbes made easy using the DOE Systems Biological Knowledge Base (KBase)

Science microbes It is the basis of life on earth. These microorganisms play a major role in everything from converting sunlight to molecules essential for life. It helps produce a lot of oxygen in our atmosphere. They even rotate feeders between air and Soil. Scientists are constantly finding interactions between Microbes, plants, animals, and other … Read more

WCS investigations into online commerce in Jaguar parts show that the threat is widespread

Newswise – Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have published the results of an international investigation which concluded that online trade of jaguar parts could be publicly detected on multiple online platforms, presenting an emerging and serious threat to jaguar populations across the range of this Latin American wildlife icon. The results have been … Read more

Ripples in the fabric of the universe may reveal the beginning of time

Newswise – Scientists have progressed in discovering how to use ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves to go back to the beginning of everything we know. Researchers say they can better understand the state of the universe shortly after the Big Bang by learning how these ripples in the fabric of the universe flow … Read more

Study identifies cause of excessive folding damage in human cerebral cortex

Newsswise – The outermost layer of the human brain or cerebral cortex, which has the characteristic dents and fissures (those distinct bumps and grooves), controls cognitive and executive function, from conscious thinking to speech to emotional control. Made up of more than 10 billion cells and 100 trillion plus connections, the cerebral cortex is a … Read more

The computers that power self-driving cars could be a big driver of global carbon emissions

Newswise – In the future, the energy needed to power the powerful computers aboard a global fleet of autonomous vehicles could generate as many greenhouse gas emissions as all the data centers in the world today. This is one of the main findings of a new study by MIT researchers that explored the potential energy … Read more

The zebrafish model helps explain the evolution of the eye

Newswise — Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have developed a zebrafish model of NEDBEH — a rare genetic disorder that can cause coloboma, in which parts of the eye are missing due to developmental defects. The model provides a new tool for understanding the embryonic development of the eye. NEI is part of … Read more