Category Archives: Science

California bees await the famous sunshine

The return to sunshine has brought bees outside after weeks of lingering cold temperatures and gray skies that kept them mostly indoors, despite a blossoming of flowers that should have been great news for bees and honey production. California’s very wet winter gave the state a spectacular bloom — a burst of flowers that delighted… Read More »

Researchers cultivate archaea that break down crude oil in new ways — ScienceDaily

Microbial communities are particularly active near hydrothermal vents such as those in the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California. The team of researchers has been working to understand these communities for many years. The organic material deposited in the Guaymas Basin is cooked by heat sources from within the Earth, which breaks it down… Read More »

The study is the first clinical trial to analyze a targeted therapy drug developed specifically to treat brain tumors — ScienceDaily

In an international study led by UCLA, scientists have shown that a new targeted therapy drug can extend the amount of time people with a subtype of glioma are on treatment without their cancer getting worse. The finding suggests a potential new treatment option for people with the slow-growing but deadly brain tumor. The team… Read More »

Lionfish have been spotted as far south as Brazil

This article is republished from The conversation. Brazil’s coastal waters teem with a rich array of species that paint a vibrant tapestry beneath the waves. This underwater world is especially special because many of its species are endemic – found nowhere else on Earth. The southwest Atlantic is home to 111 endemic reef fish species,… Read More »

How Club Athena is helping girls drive

Teaching a teenager how to drive is often nerve wracking for parents, and understandably so. Putting a child behind the wheel of a machine that weighs a ton or more can be daunting, but it’s a necessary rite of passage to get to that glorious day when they can drive themselves to soccer practice. Some… Read More »

Cell membrane-coated nanoparticles illuminate two cancer biomarkers simultaneously to give more comprehensive picture of tumor

Researcher Indrajit Srivastava holds solutions of nanoparticles that can target two cancer biomarkers, emitting two distinct signals when illuminated by a fluorescent wavelength. This could give surgeons a more complete picture of a tumor and guide operating room decisions. In the background is a microscopic scan of a tissue sample. Credit: Fred Zwicky Cancer surgeons… Read More »

NASA, SpaceX launch solar arrays, cargo to space station

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 5, 2023, beginning its 28th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA Following the successful launch of NASA SpaceX’s 28th commercial resupply mission, two new solar arrays, scientific research and supplies are on their way to the International… Read More »

New study confirms protected forests retain equivalent to one year of global fossil fuel emissions through avoided emissions — ScienceDaily

A study recently published in Nature communications by researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD), Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Conservation International and others found that protected forests worldwide have an additional 9.65 billion metric tons of carbon stored in their aboveground biomass compared to ecologically similar unprotected areas — a finding that… Read More »