Spontaneous curvature the key to shape-shifting nanomaterials, finds study

Effect of ligand chain structure on the curvature. Credit: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…

Can volcanic super eruptions lead to major cooling? Study suggests no

Crew aboard the International Space Station photographed the eruption of Mount Etna in Sicily in October…

US conspiracy theorists monetize ‘Disease X’ misinformation

Fast-spreading ‘Disease X’ conspiracy theories pose a threat to public health, researchers say. Coined by the…

In Bermuda, the Signs of the Season Are Changing | Hakai Magazine

White-tailed tropicbirds spend most of the year at sea, out of sight of people. When the…

Rare eleventh-century astrolabe discovery reveals Islamic–Jewish scientific exchange

The Verona astrolabe. Credit: Federica Gigante The identification of an eleventh-century Islamic astrolabe bearing both Arabic…

Crafting a Scientific Framework to Mitigate Microplastic Impact on Ecosystems

1. Introduction Microplastics (MPs) are polymers and plastic-origin particles measuring less than 5 mm. They result…

If you get your financial advice on social media, watch out for misinformation

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain When your parents had financial troubles or questions about planning for the…

On fisheries, Australia must be prepared for New Zealand as opponent rather than ally

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain On February 1, senior Australian and New Zealand ministers signed a Joint…

The world’s business and finance sectors can do much more to reverse deforestation—here’s the data to prove it

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Big corporations could drive a worldwide shift towards more sustainable supply chains…

Losing their tails provided our ape ancestors with an evolutionary advantage, but we’re still paying the price

Evolution of tail loss in hominoids. Credit: Nature (2024). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-024-07095-8 Put the word “evolution” into…

NE youths ‘shoot’ for responsible tourism

His new-found love for the audio-visual medium has taken him from his native Nagaland to the…

Billionaires are building bunkers and buying islands—are they prepping for apocalypse or pioneering a new feudalism?

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In December 2023, WIRED reported that Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire CEO of…

Three ways climate change is pushing butterflies and moths to their limits

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In any competition, there are winners and losers. In the race to…

How psychology can help people live more climate-friendly lives—lessons from around the world

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Quick and easy interventions that inspire people to take direct climate action…

Faster charging with diamonds

Photographs of freestanding polycrystalline diamond nanomembranes. Credit: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Diamond is known for its outstanding thermal conductivity.…

Secrets in the canopy: Scientists discover 8 striking new bee species in the Pacific

Hylaeus derectus male. This little bee (3–5 mm) bee is only known thus far from near…

Saturday Citations: Will they or won’t they? A black hole binary refuses to merge. Plus: Vestigial eyeballs

“I know what you’re thinking. Was that six eyes or only two? Well, to tell you…

Bio-inspired materials showcase potential for protective equipment and textiles

Dr. Vanessa Restrepo showcases prototype of bio-inspired materials. Credit: Texas A&M Engineering Bio-inspired materials (BIM) are…

New study sheds light on 2020 extreme weather event that brought fires and snow to western US

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The same weather system that led to the spread of the devastating…

In wake of powerful cyclone, remarkable recovery of Pacific island’s forests

These photos show the rapid recovery of the forest canopy on Tanna, following Cyclone Pam in…

‘Very worried’: Scientists fret as Antarctic sea ice dwindles

View of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica on January 26, 2024. Sea ice…