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Restoring a rudimentary form of vision in the blind

Restoration of vision in blind people through a brain implant is on the verge of becoming reality. Recent discoveries show that newly developed high-resolution...

Tire-related chemical is largely responsible for adult coho salmon deaths in urban streams

Scientists have discovered a chemical that kills coho salmon in urban streams before the fish can spawn.

Shuttering fossil fuel power plants may cost less than expected

Decarbonizing US electricity production will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now operated by fossil fuels. A generator-level...

Patients receiving low dose steroid at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, study suggests

A new study suggests that even low doses of glucocorticoid may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Physicists capture the sound of a perfect fluid

Physicists have observed sound waves moving through a 'perfect' fluid. The results should help scientists study the viscosity in neutron stars, the plasma of...

The same vision for all primates

Primates process visual information similar to pixels in a digital camera, using small computing units located in their visual cortex. Scientists of the University...

Marine mammals’ adaptations to low oxygen offer new perspective on COVID-19

Humans are vulnerable to rapid damage in a wide range of tissues when oxygen levels drop due to the effects on the lungs and...

3D protein modeling suggests why COVID-19 infects some animals, but not others

Some animals are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection than others, and new research suggests this may be due to distinctive structural features of a...

Oral drug blocks SARS-CoV-2 transmission, researchers find

Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection with a new antiviral drug, MK-4482/EIDD-2801 or Molnupiravir, completely suppresses virus transmission within 24 hours, researchers have discovered.

What makes certain groups more vulnerable to COVID-19?

What makes the elderly and people with underlying conditions more vulnerable to COVID-19? According to a new study, clues can be found in the...

120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Mark Possible Migration Route Through Arabian Peninsula

Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered seven well-preserved footprints belonging to humans. Dated to around 120,000 years ago, these appear to be the oldest...

The SMS Has Been Able to Rent a Car By Itself...

Happy birthday, SMS! Today marks the 28th birthday of the SMS aka the Short Message Service, the way GSM phones used to send text...