Supermassive Black Holes May Come From Comparatively Humble Beginnings, Says Study

We all know that a humongous black hole exists at the center of our galaxy. It’s called Sagittarius A * (Sgr A * for short) and it has the mass of 4 million suns. We got to see a radio image of it a few weeks back, showing its accretion disk. So, we know it’s … Read more

Is the world’s oldest tree growing in a ravine in Chile? | Science

ALERCE COASTAL NATIONAL PARK IN CHILE—Some 5400 years ago, about the time humans were inventing writing, an alerce tree (Fitzroya cupressoides) may have started to grow here in the coastal mountains of present-day Chile. Sheltered in a cool, damp ravine, it avoided fires and logging that claimed many others of its kind, and it grew … Read more

A giant sinkhole in China has an ancient forest growing inside : NPR

An aerial photo taken in April 2020 shows the scenery of a giant karst sinkhole in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. A similar sinkhole was found earlier this month with an ancient forest at the bottom with trees towering over 100 feet tall. Xinhua News Agency / Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Xinhua News … Read more

Growing Advancements in Life Science Research to Expand

United States, Rockville MD, May 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – As per a recent report published by Fact.MR, the global oligonucleotide synthesis market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 11.3% from 2022 to 2032. During the said forecast period, the industry is expected to close at a valuation of US $ 17 Billion. … Read more

Ancient Genes Reveal Early Farmers’ Origins as More Complicated Than We Thought

Once thought to have originated and spread culturally from a single population in what’s now the Middle East, farming has drastically changed our world and continues to do so to this day, for both better and worse. But ancient genomes suggest farming’s beginning was far more complicated than a simple spread and adoption of a … Read more

Growing their own gardens teaches DD2’s special education students food science and life skills | Features

SUMMERVILLE – On a sun-soaked day in April, the students in Robin Heard’s special education class at Sand Hill Elementary School were outside taking care of their garden. Their classroom overlooks the “Sandpiper Seedlings” beds where the students – mostly fourth and fifth graders – gestured to the different vegetables, listing their favorites. Popular choices … Read more

For The First Time, Scientists Have Grown Plants in Moon Dirt. It Didn’t Go Great

When the Artemis program returns humans to the Moon in (hopefully) a few years’ time, there are considerable logistics that need to be addressed for keeping such fragile beings alive in such a hostile environment. Not least is the issue of food. Space agencies involved in the International Space Station are very experienced, by now, … Read more

Sea Levels Are Creeping Up, But Some Beaches Are Getting Bigger. Here’s Why

In a warmer world, rising sea levels could render many coastlines, beaches, and reef islands uninhabitable, or destroy them altogether. The 1.09 ℃ Earth has warmed since pre-industrial times has already heightened seas by 20 centimeters. But curiously, research shows some coastlines and even low-lying coral reef islands are actually growing rather than eroding in … Read more

Ecometrix Incorporated is pleased to announce a significant addition to their growing team

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 26, 2022 / CNW / – Effective today, we welcome three individuals who bring with them a depth of experience and a passion for assisting clients to solve their environmental challenges: Skya Fawcett (Ph.D) is a senior Geochemist, knowledgeable and experienced leading multidisciplinary teams to address environmental challenges in the mining, contaminated … Read more

Ukraine’s mounting death toll includes a growing number of researchers | Science

On March 31, Andriy Kravchenko savored a long triumph in the making. That day, his team delivered to a hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine, the first batch of something the chemist had spent years developing for battlefield use: a topical coagulant that stanches bleeding until a doctor can reach an injured soldier. “I admired his purposefulness … Read more