How Webb’s NIRSpec instrument opened up 200 windows to our origins

Science & Exploration 11/18/2022 34 views 0 likes Astronomy is driven by big questions, and they don’t come much bigger than wondering how the first stars and galaxies began to form – eventually giving rise to our own existence. The answers lie buried in the far distant Universe, so distant that the light traveled billions … Read more

New research on its origins offers insight into genetic evolution

Slime is everywhere. It shapes the consistency of your body fluids, from the saliva in your mouth to the goo that covers your organs. It protects you against pathogens, including coronavirus, while creating a home in your mouth for billions of friendly bacteria. It helps slugs have Spiderman sex hanging from walls, hagfish turn water … Read more

The complex origins of Apiaceae and the current state of research

Molecular structures of the main bioactive compounds of Apiaceae plants. Credit: Nanjing Agricultural University The Academy of Science Recently, scientists from Nanjing Agricultural University summarized the current state of Apiaceae research, including traditional and molecular breeding practices, bioactive compounds, medicinal applications, nanotechnology, and omics research. Current trends in Apiaceae application and research were also described, … Read more

Hawaiʻi telescopes help uncover origins of castaway gamma-ray bursts

This image captured by the Gemini North telescope on Maunakea in Hawaiʻi reveals the previously unrecognized galactic home of the gamma-ray burst identified as GRB 151229A. Astronomers calculate that this burst, which lies in the direction of the constellation Capricornus, occurred approximately 9 billion years ago. Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA An international team of astronomers … Read more

Space volcanoes: Origins, variants and eruptions

Volcanoes account for some of Earth’s most interesting and violent geographical features, a force for destruction and creation. However, volcanic activity isn’t limited to our planet and space volcanoes are often found on other planets and moons. Within our solar system, the moon and Mars are rich with evidence of volcanoes and fiery volcanic activity, … Read more

Researchers investigating origins of snake fungal disease in US

PLOS Biology. Credit: Northern Arizona University” width=”800″ height=”523″/> A team of researchers, including NAU assistant professor Jason Ladner, conducted a genetic study of snake fungal disease that was recently published in PLOS Biology. Credit: Northern Arizona University Although only recently recognized as an issue in wildlife ecology, snake fungal disease (SFD) is of an emerging … Read more

How we solved the centuries-old mystery of its origins

Tombstones investigated in new research, most from 1338. Credit: P.-G. Borbone/Nature, Author provided It is not an exaggeration to say that the question of where and when the Black Death, the deadliest pandemic ever, originated is one of the biggest mysteries in human history. After all, the Black Death was the first wave of the … Read more

Blue Origin’s NS-21 space tourism launch: When to watch and what to know

Blue Origin will fly six people into suborbital space this week on the company’s fifth crewed mission. The flight, known as NS-21, is the 21st flight of the New Shepard vehicle overall (hence the name). Liftoff is set for Friday (May 20) at 9:30 am EDT (1330 GMT) from the company’s Launch Site One near … Read more

Research reveals new record year of loan origins for lenders across the UK

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Lending activity has bounced back to pre-pandemic levels, according to findings from the latest UK Commercial Real Estate Lending report, authored by Dr. Nicole Lux, Senior Research Fellow at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass). The report, using data collected from 76 major UK lenders, indicates a peak of new loan origination … Read more