Littlest shop of horrors: Hungry green algae prefer to eat bacteria alive

New U.S. National Science Foundation-funded research suggests that the ability of green algae to eat bacteria is more widespread than previously thought, a finding that could be important in environmental and climate science. from Pocket via IFTTT

Research shows how tissue’s microscopic geometry affects spread of cancer

Oregon State University research has revealed a crucial mechanism behind one of humankind's most deadly physiological processes: the movement of malignant cells from one part of the body to another. Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. from Pocket via IFTTT

Scientists link flower color changes with climate fluctuations

Scientists at Clemson University have linked climate fluctuations over the past one and one-quarter centuries with flower color changes. from Pocket via IFTTT

High-resolution ocean model looks at sea turtles’ lost years

Research News Model shows where hatchlings likely travel in the open sea A detailed global ocean model simulation by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and other institutions has given scientists insights into where baby sea turtles may go in their "lost years" -- the time a from Pocket via IFTTT

Modifying corn kernels with CRISPR

Corn -- or maize -- has changed over thousands of years from a weedy plant that made ears with less than a dozen kernels to the cobs packed with the hundreds of juicy kernels we have today. Powerful DNA-editing techniques such as CRISPR may speed up that growth process. from Pocket via IFTTT

Streams more vulnerable to stressors such as climate change than previously thought

Water is constantly on the move: through the air, through waterways, and underground. Life depends on a consistent supply of water, and details about its journey are necessary for understanding and managing this important resource. However, those details are often difficult to measure. from Pocket via IFTTT

Chip delivers COVID-19 test results on a phone

COVID-19 can be diagnosed in 55 minutes or less with the help of programmed magnetic nanobeads and a diagnostic tool that plugs into an off-the-shelf cellphone, according to Rice University engineers. from Pocket via IFTTT

Collapse of Northern California kelp forests will be hard to reverse

Satellite imagery shows that the area covered by kelp forests off the coast of Northern California has dropped by more than 95%, with just a few small, isolated patches of the bull kelp remaining. from Pocket via IFTTT

Engineering platform offers collaborative cloud options for sustainable manufacturing

An engineering innovator has developed a cloud-based platform aimed at mapping inter-industry dependence networks for materials and waste generation among manufacturers in sectors such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other industries tied to bio-based economies. from Pocket via IFTTT

Record-high Arctic freshwater affecting marine environment and Atlantic Ocean currents

Freshwater is accumulating in the Arctic Ocean. The Beaufort Sea, which is the largest Arctic Ocean freshwater reservoir, has increased its freshwater content by 40% over the past two decades. from Pocket via IFTTT

Kilauea eruption triggered by pressure built over a decade

The 2018 eruption of Kilauea Volcano was one of the largest volcanic events in Hawaii in 200 years. The eruption was triggered by a relatively small and rapid change in the volcano after a decade-long buildup of pressure in its upper parts, according to a U.S. from Pocket via IFTTT

Wildfires may have larger effects on cloud formation and climate change than thought

As the frequency and size of wildfires continue to increase worldwide, new research by Carnegie Mellon University scientists shows that the chemical aging of the particles emitted by these fires can lead to more extensive cloud formation and intense storm development in the atmosphere. The U.S. from Pocket via IFTTT

First complete coronavirus model shows cooperation

The virus that causes COVID-19 holds many mysteries. Scientists remain in the dark on aspects of how it fuses and enters the host cell, and how it assembles and buds off the host cell. Computational modeling combined with experimental data provides insights into these behaviors. from Pocket via IFTTT

Can bacteria make better crack-resistant materials?

Biological systems can harness living cells for growth and regeneration, but engineering systems cannot -- or couldn't until now. from Pocket via IFTTT

Extreme melt on Antarctica’s George VI Ice Shelf

Antarctica's northern George VI Ice Shelf experienced record melting during the 2019-2020 summer season compared with 31 previous summers of dramatically lower melt, a University of Colorado Boulder-led study found. from Pocket via IFTTT

Population of critically endangered Bahama Oriole is much larger than thought

On a low-lying island in the Caribbean, the future of the critically endangered Bahama Oriole just got a shade brighter. A U.S. from Pocket via IFTTT

Climate change forces rethinking of conservation biology planning

For more than a decade, countries around the world have made progress in expanding protected area networks to conserve the planet's biodiversity. from Pocket via IFTTT

Researchers develop speedier network analysis for a range of computer hardware

Graphs -- data structures that show relationships among objects -- are highly versatile. It's easy to imagine a graph depicting a social media network's web of connections. from Pocket via IFTTT

Novel pooled testing strategies can significantly improve detection of COVID-19

A new approach to pooled COVID-19 testing can be a highly effective tool for curbing the pandemic even if infections are widespread in a community, according to researchers at the Harvard University T.H. from Pocket via IFTTT