Air quality can be better for active commuters than drivers, research shows

Researchers measured the air quality experienced during different modes of commute in Leicester over a 16-week period. Credit: Leicester City Council New Leicester research has found that people who commute by car can be subject to higher levels of harmful gases than those who walk or cycle to work. The study, conducted by researchers at … Read more

Fire damages homes in southern Greece; more blazes active

A house is on fire near the village of Krestena south of Ancient Olympia, about 320 kilometers (200 miles) southwest of Athens, as authority evacuated urgently another five villages in the area, on Sunday, July 24, 2022. There are at least six More fires burning across Greece, according to the fire service, with three of … Read more

Antarctica’s only active volcano shows how CO2 allows volcanoes to form persistent lava lakes at the surface

Left: 3D visualization from the magnetotelluric scan of Erebus interior (red is most conductive and magma rich); Right: schematic depiction of magmatic processes. Upward flow from a deep crustal valve zone undergoes episodic breakthrough of CO2 and entrained magma. Spatially continuous upflow of CO2-dominated magma is in contrast to depth-limited magma zones of H2O arc … Read more

Massive single-cell atlas across human tissues highlights cell types where disease genes are active

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Genetic studies have revealed many genes linked to both common and rare disease, but to understand how those genes bring about disease and use those insights to help develop therapies, scientists need to know where they are active in the body. Research on single cells can help achieve this goal, by … Read more

Exploring Active Planetary Defense & the DART Mission

One strong motivation for learning more about asteroids is to understand their potential for colliding with the earth. In this week’s post, MSc student Ankita Das considers the Double-Asteroid Redirect Test, or DART, Mission. (Above: Asteroid Didymos and its moonlet Dimorphos taken by the Arecibo telescope is radar taken in 2003 Source: Arecibo Observatory/NASA) by … Read more