SciTechDaily Science, Space and Technology News 2024 Thu, 23 May 2024 03:08:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Why Some People Can’t Stop Eating: Scientists Discover Unique Brain Circuit Linked to BMI Thu, 23 May 2024 03:08:01 +0000

A newly identified link between two brain areas could influence eating behavior control. A recent study reveals that weaker connections between brain areas related to...]]> 0 New Research Suggests That Your Gut Bacteria Could Impact Your Decision-Making Thu, 23 May 2024 01:29:39 +0000

Research reveals that the gut microbiota affects mental health and social behavior, with studies showing that it can influence decision-making related to fairness, highlighting potential...]]> 0 Evolving With the Virus: Repeat COVID-19 Shots Neutralizing Beyond the Expected Thu, 23 May 2024 00:38:42 +0000

The response to an updated vaccine is influenced by previous vaccinations but also produces broadly neutralizing antibodies. The COVID-19 pandemic has ended, yet the virus...]]> 0 Unlocking Memory: Neuroscientists Reveal How the Brain Decides What To Remember Wed, 22 May 2024 23:47:24 +0000

Recent research identifies “sharp wave-ripples” in the hippocampus as a brain mechanism that determines which daily experiences become permanent memories, with significant ripples during idle...]]> 0 New Research: Gloom and Doom Warnings About Climate Change Do Not Work Wed, 22 May 2024 22:56:37 +0000

We must find ways to motivate people if we want them to take action to curb climate change. To effectively communicate about climate change and...]]> 2 Safe and Efficient Energy: Game-Changing Battery Materials Discovered Wed, 22 May 2024 22:05:33 +0000

Scientists have identified a stable and highly conductive lithium-ion conductor that can be used as solid electrolytes in solid-state lithium-ion batteries. Solid-state lithium-ion batteries, which...]]> 0 “Unlike Any Other Arachnid Known” – Scientists Discover Bizarre 308-Million-Year-Old Creature With Spiny Legs Wed, 22 May 2024 21:14:14 +0000

Douglassarachne acanthopoda, a 308-million-year-old arachnid with spiny legs, was discovered in Illinois’ Mazon Creek locality. This unique species underscores the diversity of ancient arachnids in...]]> 0 Snack Attack: How Chips and Soda Impact Brain Health and Stroke Risk Wed, 22 May 2024 20:00:51 +0000

Eating more ultra-processed foods may elevate the risk of cognitive issues and stroke, with the impact being particularly significant among black individuals. People who eat...]]> 0 Key Carboxysome Discovery Brings Scientists a Giant Step Closer to Supercharged Photosynthesis Wed, 22 May 2024 19:05:29 +0000

A team from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has made significant progress in understanding carboxysomes, which are structures in certain bacteria...]]> 0 Fentanyl’s Fatal Fumes: The Lethal Risks of Residue in Smoking Devices Wed, 22 May 2024 18:00:31 +0000

As smoking fentanyl becomes more common than injection, users face mounting dangers from the residue in smoking equipment. Now that smoking has overtaken injecting as...]]> 0 Running Out of Copper: A New Crisis for Renewable Energy? Wed, 22 May 2024 16:54:41 +0000

The University of Michigan study highlights a significant shortfall in copper production necessary to meet U.S. renewable energy targets, suggesting a shift towards manufacturing hybrid...]]> 2 Deciphering Physics: How MIT Uses AI to Answer the Unanswerable Wed, 22 May 2024 16:03:58 +0000

A new machine-learning framework from MIT and the University of Basel that can automatically classify phases of physical systems could help scientists investigate novel materials....]]> 0 Controversial Findings: Astrophysicists Rethink Solar Magnetic Fields Wed, 22 May 2024 15:00:47 +0000

Solar phenomena like sunspots and flares could be a product of a shallow magnetic field, according to surprising new findings that may help scientists predict...]]> 0 Could Maternal Immune Responses Trigger Neurodevelopmental Disorders Like Autism? Wed, 22 May 2024 14:00:19 +0000

Harvard researchers have found that the maternal immune response to viral infections in pregnant mice can be detected by microglia in the embryo’s brain, altering...]]> 0 Alzheimer’s Without Symptoms: Unraveling the Mystery Wed, 22 May 2024 12:47:53 +0000

Everyone experiences aging in their own unique way, with factors like genetics, lifestyle, and environment playing a role in this process. Some individuals reach the...]]> 0 Scientists Solve 140-Year-Old Giant Antarctic Sea Spider Reproductive Mystery Wed, 22 May 2024 11:32:10 +0000

University of Hawaiʻi scientists discovered key reproductive behaviors of giant Antarctic sea spiders, providing new insights into their development and the broader marine ecosystem. This...]]> 0 Escaping Atmospheres: Unraveling the Hydrodynamic Mysteries of Exoplanets Wed, 22 May 2024 10:46:24 +0000

New research enhances understanding of atmospheric escape in exoplanets, focusing on classification and impacts on habitability. A new study increases our understanding of the violent...]]> 0 Startling Study: Teen Cannabis Use Linked to 11x Higher Psychosis Risk Wed, 22 May 2024 10:00:18 +0000

Research links teen cannabis use to a significantly higher risk of psychotic disorders, emphasizing the impact of increased THC potency. A new study published today...]]> 1 Deciphering Daydreams: How Sharp-Wave Ripples Shape Our Imaginative Minds Wed, 22 May 2024 09:00:48 +0000

Researchers from Osaka University find that mind wandering, especially when associated with less pleasurable and more vivid and imaginative self-generated thoughts, is associated with a...]]> 0 Doomsday Glacier’s Ticking Clock: Satellites Reveal “Vigorous Melting” Beneath Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier Wed, 22 May 2024 07:45:28 +0000

Satellite radar data shows substantial seawater intrusion beneath Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier, causing ice to rise and fall. Using high-resolution satellite radar data, a team of...]]> 4 Tidal Extremes: Ecological Insights From Australia’s Dynamic Montgomery Reef Wed, 22 May 2024 06:53:10 +0000

Large tidal swings expose a plateau-shaped reef around Australia’s Yawajaba island at low tide. The Kimberley coast of Western Australia has one of the largest...]]> 0 Revolutionary Discovery: Scientists Prove Existence of New Type of Magnetism Wed, 22 May 2024 06:18:45 +0000

The third branch of magnetism has been experimentally demonstrated in manganese telluride, opening up opportunities for new research directions. A recent study published in Nature...]]> 0 Ancient DNA Analysis Reveals True Appearance of “Exotic” 6th-Century Chinese Emperor Wed, 22 May 2024 05:46:41 +0000

Researchers reconstructed the face of Emperor Wu of Northern Zhou using DNA from his remains, revealing his typical East Asian features and suggesting his premature...]]> 0 New Research Suggests That Eggs Might Not Actually Be Bad for Your Heart Wed, 22 May 2024 04:24:52 +0000

Subgroup analyses suggest a potential advantage for older adults and individuals with diabetes. Whether you like your eggs sunny-side up, hard boiled or scrambled, many...]]> 1