JWST shows Neptune’s splendor amid landscape of galaxies – Spaceflight Now

In this image by Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), a smattering of hundreds of background galaxies, varying in size and shape, appear alongside the Neptune system. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI Fresh images from the James Webb Space Telescope show the faraway planet Neptune hung amid a tapestry of even more distant galaxies, the latest view … Read more

Lack of public appreciation contributes to loneliness in farming, study shows

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A lack of public appreciation for farmers, and an understanding of the work they do and the pressures they’re under contributes to feelings of loneliness, according to a new study. The paper, “It’s a lonely old world”: Developing a multidimensional understanding of loneliness in farming,” is published in the journal Sociologia … Read more

Study shows potential of southern cattail for phytoremediation of areas contaminated by mine tailings

Phytoremediation involves the use of plants to extract and remove elemental pollutants or lower their bioavailability in soil. Credit: Amanda Duim Ferreira Typha domingensis, the Southern cattail, a reedy marsh plant that inhabits fresh to slightly brackish waters and is about 2.5 m tall, can scavenge up to 34 times more manganese from contaminated soil … Read more

‘Doomsday Glacier’ is teetering even closer to disaster than scientists thought, new seafloor map shows

The researcher onboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer as it sits in front of Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. (Image credit: lexandra Mazur/University of Gothenburg) Underwater robots that peered under Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier, nicknamed the “Doomsday Glacier,” saw that its doom may come sooner than expected with an extreme spike in ice loss. A detailed map … Read more

MTG-I1 weather satellite shows off

Applications 09/09/2022 200 views 9 likes Before Europe’s first Meteosat Third Generation Imager leaves the south of France at the end of the month aboard a ship bound for French Guiana, this remarkable new weather satellite has been taking center stage at Thales Alenia Space’s facilities in Cannes. The satellite is in its very last … Read more

New research shows how COVID-19 altered Americans’ intentions to move

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Divorce. Changing jobs. natural disasters. A change in financial resources. Going away to college. Wanting to be nearer to family members. Those are just a handful of traditional reasons Americans choose to pack up and move. One non-traditional reason for moving was the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a significant impact on … Read more

Task demonstrability a key component for how groups solve problems most effectively, study shows

Credit: Pexels There is no “I” in team … but there is a “me.” According to a new study of organizational teams, enhancing task demonstrability may be the key method for how an individual can convince a group to choose the correct solution to a problem. “In group decision-making, it can be so difficult to … Read more

Study shows human activity impacts bobcat behavior

Snapshot USA image of a bobcat. Credit: Snapshot USA Project A Northern Michigan University-led research project focusing on bobcats found evidence that human activity can exert a greater impact than environmental factors on carnivore predator-prey interactions, daily activity patterns and movement. The findings were recently published in Biodiversity and Conservation. Understanding that some animals perceive … Read more

‘Pre-bunking’ shows promise in fight against misinformation

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Soon after the Russian invasion, the hoaxes began. Ukrainian refugees were taking jobs, committing crimes and abusing handouts. The misinformation spread rapidly online throughout Eastern Europe, sometimes pushed by Moscow in an effort to destabilize its neighbors. It’s the kind of swift spread of falsehood that has been blamed in manycountries … Read more

Study on plant enzyme shows that proteins can change their structural arrangement with surprising ease

A comparison of rubisco assemblies from different species, illustrating a wide range of structures including a dimer, tetramer, hexamer, octamer, and hexadecamer (16 unit protein). Credit: Shih Lab/Berkeley Lab When you think of proteins—the enzymes, signaling molecules, and structural components in every living thing—you might think of single strands of amino acids, organized like beads … Read more