Scientists have decoded the genomes of two species of shark, bringing the grand total of sequenced shark genomes to three.
Amanda writes about the Ig Nobel awards after founder Marc Abrahams visited nerdnite Tokyo. Science at its best!
A group of scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor.
Researchers have developed a novel system that can automatically detect abnormalities in fetal hearts in real-time using artificial intelligence (AI). ???❤️
A survey of a molecular cloud has found that the organic chemical makeup of protostars varies considerably.
Scientists show that two epigenetic factors improve the success rate of cloning via somatic cell nuclear transfer.
Scientists designed transgenic plants that survive drought-like conditions by bumping up acetic acid production only when water is scarce.
An international research team led by RIKEN BDR has identified a pair of genes that regulate how much REM (dream) and non-REM sleep an animal experiences.
Bioluminescence imaging of fly brains reveals neurons sensitive to fly poo laced with pheromones (you can see the fecal “landmark” in the dotted circle). Need we say more?
Scientists have found evidence that hippocampal memories of experience are not stored in place cells.
Scientists have discovered a gene that allows plants to cope with extreme heat by changing the composition of chloroplast membranes.
Researchers discover a dopaminergic circuit in the brain that allows fear associations to disappear when there isn’t anything to be afraid of anymore.
Blue light alters some gene expression in plants by changing the transcription start sites to downstream locations.
Learn how (neurologically) cool octopus arms are (as if you didn’t already know).
ANT1 mutations found in bipolar disease that affect mitochondria lead to hyperexcitable serotonergic neuronal activity in the brain.
New contributor and nuclear physicist Sarah Naimi talks about her recent experience in science communication at a recent scicom event in Tokyo.
Scientists have discovered a gene in mice that allows memory replay at rest, a process necessary for forming long-lasting memories in mice.
A group of scientists led by researchers have discovered a key mechanism through which spider silk is formed.