Circling the Earth for his 238th day, Scott Kelly has already set a record as the American spending the longest time in space. But he’s also become something of an extraplanetary Ansel Adams. Using a hashtag, “#EarthArt” he has created a running gallery of the planet from above.
Not all digestive tracts are created equal, and personalized diets tailored to a person’s gut bacteria could be the future, researchers said in a new study. Food reactions are generally averaged among small cohort groups – meaning that people who are outliers can, and will, respond in a vastly different way to the same foods.
A team of scientists has proposed a new type of gamma-ray spectroscope that has ideal properties for planetary exploration and asteroid mining. The key to the new instrument is a recently discovered material, europium-doped strontium iodide.
More than half of all tree species in the world’s most diverse forest may be globally threatened, according to a new study. But the study also suggests that Amazonian parks, reserves and indigenous territories, if properly managed, will protect most of the threatened species.
With the help of the channels that distribute water and nutrients in plants, a research group has built the key components of electronic circuits. They show how roses can produce both analog and digital electronic circuits, which over the long term could be used, for example, to regulate the plant’s physiology.
A new study suggests that international trade will do little to alleviate climate-induced farming problems. Instead, it indicates that countries will have to alter their own patterns of crop production to lessen farming problems — and even then, there will be significant net losses in production under the basic scenarios projected by climate scientists.
Researchers have discovered the meaning of happiness from a neurological perspective. Overall happiness, according to their study, is a combination of happy emotions and satisfaction of life coming together in the precuneus, a region in the medial parietal lobe that becomes active when experiencing consciousness.
Expansion of the human race into space will require conquering new and unique problems. Obstacles that were overcome in early space exploration have already made invaluable contributions to today’s technologies and helped tackle problems we have faced planet-side.
Often, there is a gulf between scientific research and clinical care. The researchers who study the causes and possible cures for diseases such as cancer are a step removed from the clinicians who provide care and from the patients who suffer the conditions, even though both types of professionals have the same ultimate goal.
A simple blood test taken before surgery may predict how quickly patients recover from their procedure, suggests a new study. Identifying a patient’s immune state from blood samples taken before surgery revealed patterns that may predict speed of recovery from postoperative pain and dysfunction.
More than 29 million individuals in the United States have undiagnosed or diagnosed diabetes, according to 2014 estimates. Many of these people require regular insulin shots. Researchers are developing an insulin pill that could soon offer a pain-free blood sugar management option to people with diabetes.
Astronomers have found a galaxy with a heartbeat — and they’ve taken its pulse. They are the first to measure the effect that pulsating, older red stars have on the light of their surrounding galaxy.
Welcome to Laboratory Equipment's Friday series, In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), where we bring you three trending news stories from the week. Bill Nye's ideas to fix climate change, a new eyeless daddy longlegs species, and a holiday special on the physics of balloons all made headlines this week.
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has determined that a genetically-engineered animal is fit for human consumption. The AquAdvantage salmon marketed by AquaBounty Technologies was approved by the federal agency on Thursday, clearing the way for it to be sold to consumers.
An international team of physicists has published research on the decay of subatomic particles called kaons – which could change how scientists understand the formation of the universe.