Anti-Noise Control Window reduces incoming sound by 10 decibels

Continue reading | 1 day ago

Factors associated with Covid-19 death in 17m patients in England

Continue reading | 2 days ago

Pre-existing immunity to SARS-CoV-2: the knowns and unknowns

Recent studies have shown T cell reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 in 20–50% of unexposed individuals; it is speculated that this is due to T cell memory to common cold coronaviruses. Here, Crotty and Sette discuss the potential implications of these findings for disease severity, herd im … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering on croplands

Continue reading | 3 days ago

Pandemic speeds largest test yet of universal basic income

Economists welcome the chance to see whether giving people cash to spend however they choose improves livelihoods. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Seeking an ‘exit plan’ for leaving academia amid coronavirus worries

The pandemic is prompting some early-career researchers to rethink their hopes for a university post. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Taxonomy anarchy hampers conservation (2012)

The classification of complex organisms is in chaos. Stephen T. Garnett and Les Christidis propose a solution. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Scientists make precise edits to mitochondrial DNA for first time

Feat enables researchers to study — and perhaps treat — deadly diseases. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

A small Arab nation built a Mars mission from scratch in six years

The United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter is the Arab world’s first interplanetary spacecraft — and has jump-started science in the country. Will the momentum last? | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Native American gene flow into Polynesia predating Easter Island settlement

Genomic analyses of DNA from modern individuals show that, about 800 years ago, pre-European contact occurred between Polynesian individuals and Native American individuals from near present-day Colombia, while remote Pacific islands were still being settled. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Ancient voyage carried Native Americans’ DNA to remote Pacific islands

Finding that some Polynesians carry genetic ancestry from South America supports long-held theory that ancient populations met and interbred. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

National Science foundation reveals details on foreign-influence investigations

The funding agency has taken action in 16-20 cases where foreign ties were not properly reported. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

China’s effort to collect its people’s DNA concerns scientists

Genetic material is being collected from men across the country to help solve crimes, but researches worry the data will be misused. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Don’t ask if artificial intelligence is good or fair, ask how it shifts power

Those who could be exploited by AI should be shaping its projects. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Mini-LED, Micro-LED and OLED displays: present status and future perspectives

Mini and micro light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could move to the centre-stage of display screen technologies once they mature. Shin-Tson Wu of the University of Central Florida and colleagues analysed the pros, cons, and future prospects of the latest display screen technologies, es … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

The Unplanned Impact of Mathematics

Peter Rowlett introduces seven little-known tales illustrating that theoretical work may lead to practical applications, but it can't be forced and it can take centuries. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Welcome anyons! Physicists find best evidence yet for long-sought 2D structures

The ‘quasiparticles’ defy the categories of ordinary particles and herald a potential way to build quantum computers. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Anyons: Physicists find best evidence yet for long-sought 2D structures

The ‘quasiparticles’ defy the categories of ordinary particles and herald a potential way to build quantum computers. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Minimum Number of Settlers for Survival on Another Planet – Scientific Reports

Continue reading | 11 days ago

A remnant planetary core in the hot-Neptune desert – Nature

Observations of TOI-849b reveal a radius smaller than Neptune’s but a large mass of about 40 Earth masses, indicating that the planet is the remnant core of a gas giant. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Quantum fluctuations have been shown to affect macroscopic objects

Effects of vacuum fluctuations in a gravitational-wave detector. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Data storage using 2D materials instead of silicon chips

A memory device is proposed that uses a dynamical modification of the stacking order of few-layer WTe2 to encode information. The change in stacking modifies both the Berry curvature and the Hall transport, allowing two states to be distinguished. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Quantum computing: Remotely controlled experiments are the way forward

Remotely controlled experiments are the way forward. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Why general artificial intelligence will not be realized

Continue reading | 15 days ago

Crispr gene editing in human embryos wreaks chromosomal mayhem

Three studies showing large DNA deletions and reshuffling heighten safety concerns about heritable genome editing. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Tunable correlated states in bilayer–bilayer “magic-angle” graphene

Continue reading | 18 days ago

Incidence and risk factors for heatstroke in UK dogs in primary veterinary care

Continue reading | 18 days ago

Mounting clues suggest the coronavirus might trigger diabetes (June 2020)

Evidence from tissue studies and some people with COVID-19 shows that the virus damages insulin-producing cells. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Towards a new generation of artificial intelligence in China

China’s New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan was launched in 2017 and lays out an ambitious strategy, which intends to make China one of the world’s premier AI innovation centre by 2030. This Perspective presents the view from a group of Chinese AI experts from … | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Why the pandemic unleashed a frenzy of toilet-paper buying

Personality traits help to explain why some people and not others hoarded a humdrum product in the face of a deadly virus. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

The first gene on Earth may have been a hybrid of RNA and DNA

A prebiotic synthesis of the purine DNA nucleosides (deoxyadenosine and deoxyinosine) in which the pyrimidine RNA nucleosides (cytidine and uridine) persist has implications for the coexistence of DNA and RNA at the dawn of life. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Electrically pumped photonic integrated soliton microcomb

Chip-based frequency combs promise many applications, but full integration requires the electrical pump source and the microresonator to be on the same chip. Here, the authors show such integration of a microcomb with < 100 GHz mode spacing without additional filtering cavitie … | Continue reading | 20 days ago

The effect of large-scale anti-contagion policies on the Covid-19 pandemic [pdf]

Continue reading | 21 days ago

Conditional teleportation of quantum-dot spin states

Despite recent demonstrations of coherent spin-state transfer in arrays of spin qubits via exchange interaction, all-matter spin-state teleportation is still out of reach. Here the authors provide evidence for conditional teleportation of quantum-dot spin states, entanglement swa … | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Scientists’ Warning on Affluence

Current environmental impact mitigation neglects over-consumption from affluent citizens as a primary driver. The authors highlight the role of bottom-up movements to overcome structural economic growth imperatives spurring consumption by changing structures and culture towa … | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Complex I is bypassed during high intensity exercise

During high-intensity exercise, muscles convert glucose to lactate, in a process that is energetically less efficient than respiration. Here the authors develop a computational model based on muscle proteomic data showing that bypassing mitochondrial complex I increases ATP produ … | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Intra-colony channels in E. coli function as a nutrient uptake system

Continue reading | 23 days ago

Mathematicians urge colleagues to boycott police work in wake of killings

More than 1,400 researchers have signed a letter calling on the discipline to stop working on predictive-policing algorithms and other models. | Continue reading | 23 days ago

Clinical and immunological assessment of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections

A cohort of asymptomatic patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 had significantly lower levels of virus-specific IgG antibodies compared to a cohort of age- and sex-matched symptomatic infected patients. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

CERN makes bold push to build €21B super-collider

European particle-physics lab will pursue a 100-kilometre machine to uncover the Higgs boson’s secrets — but it doesn’t yet have the funds. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Ruxolitinib for the treatment of severe Covid-19 [pdf]

Continue reading | 24 days ago

Hunting in savanna-like landscapes may enable evolution of higher intelligence

Habitat complexity influences the sensory ecology of predator-prey interactions. Here, the authors show that habitat complexity also affects the use of different decision-making paradigms, namely habit- and plan-based action selection. Simulations across habitat types show that o … | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Political instability cycle set to peak around 2020 (2010)

Continue reading | 25 days ago

Periodic activity from a fast radio burst source

A periodicity of roughly 16 days is detected for the fast radio burst 180916.J0158+65, suggesting that the burst arises from a periodically modulated mechanism instead of a cataclysmic or sporadic process. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Coronavirus breakthrough: dexamethasone is first drug shown to save lives

In a large trial, a cheap and widely available steroid cut deaths by one-third among patients critically ill with COVID-19. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

BAM15 Reverses Diet-Induced Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Mice

Continue reading | 27 days ago

Scale and information-processing thresholds in Holocene social evolution

The Seshat database has made it possible to reveal large-scale patterns in human cultural evolution. Here, Shin et al. investigate transitions in social complexity and find alternating thresholds of polity size and information processing required for further sociopolitical develo … | Continue reading | 28 days ago

Ketamine-induced EEG patterns in sheep may explain human psychotropic effects

Continue reading | 29 days ago