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Liquid metal synthesis for better piezoelectrics: Atomically-thin tin-monosulfide

Scientists have applied liquid-metal synthesis to piezoelectrics, advancing future flexible, wearable electronics, and biosensors drawing their power from the body's movements. Piezoelectric materials such...

Scientists may have found one path to a longer life

Mifepristone appears to extend lifespan in evolutionarily divergent species Drosophila and C. elegans in ways that suggest it may do so in humans, as...

Satellite data show severity of drought summers in 2018 and 2019

Measurements by the GRACE-FO satellite mission show a decline in water storage in Central Europe by up to 94 percent compared with seasonal fluctuations....

Study sheds light on bushfires’ microclimate impact

A study examining the urban microclimatic impact of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires has uncovered how they affect local meteorological and air quality. Its findings...

Study reveals scale of habitat loss for endangered birds

A new study warns that the last remaining habitat for several endangered bird species in Europe could reduce by up to 50 per cent...

Sea surface temperature has a big impact on coral outplant survival

A new study has shown that coral outplant survival is likely to drop below 50% if sea surface temperatures exceed 30.5 degrees Celsius and...

Scientists discover protective Alzheimer’s gene and develop rapid drug-testing platform

A gene has been discovered that can naturally suppress the signs of Alzheimer's Disease in human brain cells. The scientists have also developed a...

Community initiative increases teenage use of effective contraception

Study finds that teenagers utilize Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) at a rate five times higher than the United States as a whole.

New evidence of long-term volcanic, seismic risks in northern Europe

An ancient European volcanic region may pose both a greater long-term volcanic risk and seismic risk to northwestern Europe than scientists had realized, geophysicists...

A complex gene program initiates brain changes in response to cocaine

Researchers used single-nucleus RNA sequencing to compare transcriptional responses to acute cocaine in 16 unique cell populations from the brain nucleus accumbens. The atlas...

Why Spicy Food Makes You Feel High

If you’ve ever noticed a funny feeling when you eat spicy food, you’re not just imagining things. Capsaicin, the compound that makes hot peppers...

Paramount Shelves Noah Hawley’s Star Trek Film For Now

Chris Pine as Kirk in Star Trek: Beyond. Image: ParamountWhile Star Trek’s TV offerings are flourishing, the films are stuck...