Decades of patiently watching chimpanzees and gorillas in the wilds of Central Africa has revealed for the first time long-lasting, cooperative, social relationships can develop between the two species. Within the Goualougo Triangle – a conservation stronghold in the Republic of Congo – the two endangered animals often cross paths.
By peering through a high-tech microscope at flash-frozen proteins, researchers have just solved a 50-year-old mystery of how bacteria, and their ancient foe, archaea, actually swim. We have long known they use a little coiled ‘tail’ called a flagellum, but details of how their stringy appendage forms its curled shape
The Pacific Ocean’s days are numbered, according to a new supercomputer simulation of Earth’s ever-drifting tectonic plates. The good news? Our planet’s oldest ocean still has another 300 million years to go. If the Pacific gets lucky, it might even celebrate its billionth birthday before finally trickling out of existence.
Everything dies in the end, even the brightest of stars. In fact, the brightest stars are the ones that live the shortest lives. They consume all the hydrogen they have within a few million years, then explode as brilliant supernovae. Their core remains collapse into a neutron star or black
Scientists discovered traces of fungi lurking in the tumors of people with different types of cancer, including breast, colon, pancreatic, and lung cancers. However, it’s still not clear that these fungi play any role in the development or progression of cancer. Two new studies, both published Sept. 29 in the
In the wake of the discovery of the DNA molecule, the nucleic acid code was commonly considered the beginning and end of genetic inheritance. Today it’s understood that chemical markings bonded to key sections of a genetic sequence not only affect the way genes are read, but can change in
Millions of people around the world are believed to suffer from long COVID yet little remains known about the condition – though research has recently proposed several theories for its cause. Between 10 to 20 percent of people who contract coronavirus are estimated to have long COVID symptoms – most
New research into weight lifting has revealed two insights: that the practice is able to strengthen the connections between nerves and muscles, and that this strengthening can still happen in the later years of our lives. We actually start losing muscle mass before the age of 40, caused in part
Another record has been broken on the way to fully operational and capable quantum computers: the complete control of a 6-qubit quantum processor in silicon. Researchers are calling it “a major stepping stone” for the technology. Qubits (or quantum bits) are the quantum equivalents of classical computing bits, only they
Gum diseases are among the most common chronic human diseases, affecting between 20 to 50 percent of people worldwide. They happen when plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, builds up on teeth. The earliest stages of gum disease are treatable and reversible (gingivitis). But some people develop a chronic destructive
More than half of the digital data firms generate is collected, processed, and stored for single-use purposes. Often, it is never re-used. This could be your multiple near-identical images held on Google Photos or iCloud, a business’s outdated spreadsheets that will never be used again, or data from internet of
The upcoming ‘Wagyu Olympics’ in Kagoshima Prefecture is expected to create much-needed buzz about the industry among consumers at home and abroad With a mascot on standby — adorned with ear tags and a chef’s hat — booths manned for promotions and a host of interactive activities prepared, the 12th
TikTok won’t be giving up on stay procuring within the US in spite of everything. In accordance with a report from the Monetary Occasions, the corporate’s seeking to associate with TalkShopLive to launch stay procuring options in North America. TalkShopLive is a stay procuring platform based mostly in Los Angeles