Baby stars hatch from stellar eggs near galaxy’s center

Astronomers have found stellar eggs containing baby stars around the center of the Milky Way galaxy. To make the discovery, the scientists used NSF's Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). from Pocket via IFTTT

Researchers look for human disease solutions in opossums

Scientists have examined the immune system of an unusual group of mammals, which includes a small South American opossum, to find solutions that evolution has produced to fight disease-causing pathogens. from Pocket via IFTTT

Keto Pralines | The Best Sugar Free Pecan Pralines

These keto pecan pralines - or pecan pralines as some people call them - are creamy, buttery, nutty, and just melt in your mouth delicious. Each one has just under 1 NET CARB, and you only need 5 ingredients to make some of the tastiest keto pralines in existence. from Pocket via IFTTT

Researchers discover that ‘cryptic species’ respond differently to coral bleaching

Research News Finding has implications for the long-term health of coral reefs Certain brightly colored coral species dotting the seafloor may appear indistinguishable to divers and snorkelers, but Florida State University researchers have found that these genetically diverse marine invertebrates v from Pocket via IFTTT

Engineering the Mississippi River has kept carbon out of the atmosphere, new study reveals

Research News Human efforts to tame the Mississippi may have led to positive effect: Transport of carbon to ocean A new study co-authored by a Tulane University geoscientist shows that human efforts to tame the Mississippi River may have had an unintended positive effect: more rapid transport of ca from Pocket via IFTTT

Woman gives birth to “super twins” conceived three weeks apart

A woman in the U.K. recently gave birth to two babies at the same time — but they were conceived three weeks apart. from Pocket via IFTTT

WOX9: A gene that’s a jack of all trades

Over evolutionary time scales, a single gene may acquire different roles in diverging species. However, revealing the multiple hidden roles of a gene was not possible before genome editing came along. from Pocket via IFTTT

Found in space: Complex carbon-based molecules

Much of the carbon in space is believed to exist in the form of large molecules called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs. Since the 1980s, evidence has indicated that these molecules are abundant in space, but they have not been directly observed. Now, a team of U.S. from Pocket via IFTTT

How do birds breathe so efficiently? Looped airways facilitate air flows

Birds breathe with greater efficiency than humans because of the structure of their lungs --looped airways that facilitate air flows that go in one direction -- a team of researchers has found. The results appear in Physical Review Letters. The U.S. from Pocket via IFTTT

Sea otters keep remaining California kelp forests alive

Sea otters have long been recognized as a classic example of a keystone species, a dominant predator that maintains the balance of kelp forest ecosystems by controlling populations of sea urchins, which are voracious kelp grazers. from Pocket via IFTTT

Model predicts urban development and greenhouses gasses will fuel urban floods

When rain began falling in northern Georgia on September 15, 2009, little did Atlantans know that they would witness epic flooding throughout the city. from Pocket via IFTTT

Study shows how varying Arctic climate conditions impact vulnerable species

New findings on the diet of Arctic foxes, determined by the condition of their teeth, show how varying climate conditions in the Arctic affect the animals that live there. In a U.S. from Pocket via IFTTT

Study shows loss of gene function is causal to congenital heart disease

A team of researchers co-led by Michael Frohman of Stony Brook University has identified an important cause of congenital heart disease. from Pocket via IFTTT

Springfield attorney, businessman Don Tracy selected as Illinois Republican Party chair

Don Tracy replaces Tim Schneider of Bartlett Tracy and his family members own Dot Foods based in Mt. Sterling, Ill. Tracy becomes the first downstate GOP chair since Don "Doc" Adams in 1988. from Pocket via IFTTT

Morton COVID update: numbers up slightly as district heads into Easter break

MORTON, Ill. — Morton School District 709 experienced a slight increase in its COVID-19 numbers this past week, according to Superintendent Jeffrey W. Hill. As of Friday, March 26, four students had coronavirus, a two student increase from the previous week. from Pocket via IFTTT

How fast is the universe expanding? Galaxies provide one answer

Determining how rapidly the universe is expanding is key to understanding our cosmic fate, but along with more precise data comes a conundrum. Estimates based on measurements in our current universe don't agree with extrapolations from shortly after the Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago. from Pocket via IFTTT

How hummingbirds hum

The hummingbird is named after the sound it makes when it hovers in front of a flower to feed. But only now has it become clear how it generates its namesake sound. The results are published in eLife. U.S. from Pocket via IFTTT

Scientists image magnetic fields at edge of M87’s black hole

Event Horizon Telescope scientists, who produced the first image of a black hole, have revealed a new view of the massive object at the center of the M87 galaxy, showing how it looks in polarized light. from Pocket via IFTTT

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