Friday, July 20, 2018

84 highly endangered amur leopards remain in China and Russia

Scientists estimate there are only 84 remaining highly endangered Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) remaining in the wild across its current range along the...

Growing a dinosaur’s dinner

Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million...

Barium ruthenate: A high-yield, easy-to-handle perovskite catalyst for the oxidation of sulfides

Researchers have developed a ruthenium-based perovskite catalyst that shows strong activity even at low temperatures (down to 313 K). The reusable catalyst does not...

New study reveals Ulsan, South Korea, is exposed to yearlong toxic fine dust

A new study offers decisive proof that South Korea's Ulsan city is affected by toxic substances contained in fine dust particles, regardless of the...

Synapse-specific plasticity governs the identity of overlapping memory traces

Each memory is stored in a specific population of neurons called engram cells. When a memory is linked with another to generate an associative...

New research on avian response to wildfires

New research explores the effects fire has on ecosystems and the wildlife species that inhabit them. Scientists examined the impacts of fires of different...

Repellent research: Navy developing ship coatings to reduce fuel, energy costs

It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. And it might save the US Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel costs,...

Scientists discover how antiviral gene works

It's been known for years that humans and other mammals possess an antiviral gene called RSAD2 that prevents a remarkable range of viruses from...

Biorenewable, biodegradable plastic alternative synthesized

Polymer chemists have taken another step toward a future of high-performance, biorenewable, biodegradable plastics. The team describes chemical synthesis of a polymer called bacterial...

Broken shuttle may interfere with learning in major brain disorders

A broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in people with intellectual disability, schizophrenia, or autism.