Chinese scientists release the most detailed geological map of the Moon to date

For as long as man has looked up at the sky, the moon has been a source of fascination. When the first telescopes were developed, the fascination only grew. Humans finally had a clearer view of the moon, with all its striking and impressive geology. Telescopes got better and so did our understanding of the … Read more

Alumnus Ganapathy Shanmugam admonishes scientists against deep-sea groupthink, provides roadmap for researchers

Ganapathy Shanmugam, Ph.D. The science of deep-sea sediment is not settled, and adhering to popular models could have negative economic consequences, said Ohio University alumnus Ganapathy Shanmugam. Shanmugam arrived in Athens in 1970 to study geology. He recently capped a 50-year career spanning industry and academia by challenging 10,000 scientists around the world to avoid … Read more

Scientists make new findings about the life’s origin on Earth and maybe Mars

Credit: NASA. Scientists at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution announced that ribonucleic acid (RNA), an analog of DNA that was likely the first genetic material for life, spontaneously forms on basalt lava glass. Such glass was abundant on Earth 4.35 billion years ago. Similar basalts of this antiquity survive on Mars today. “Communities studying … Read more

Scientists uncover key factor in human brain development — ScienceDaily

Scientists at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine have made a breakthrough discovery about brain development. This new information contributes to our understanding of how the part of the brain that makes humans more intelligent than other mammals develops, and offers insights into what causes intellectual disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. For years, experts … Read more

Scientists find key to better diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Scientists from UC San Francisco found that a relatively unstudied form of the tau protein linked to neurodegeneration may be a means for better diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The research is published in Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology and was conducted by Lea T. Grinberg et al. Researchers have long … Read more

Scientists announce a breakthrough in determining life’s origin on Earth—and maybe Mars

Credit: Pixabay / CC0 Public Domain Scientists at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution announced today that ribonucleic acid (RNA), an analog of DNA that was likely the first genetic material for life, spontaneously forms on basalt lava glass. Such glass was abundant on Earth 4.35 billion years ago. Similar basalts of this antiquity survive … Read more

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Childbirth Became So Complex and Dangerous

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 300,000 people die each year due to pregnancy-related causes. A study finds that complex human childbirth and cognitive abilities are a result of walking upright. Childbirth in humans is much more complex and painful than in great apes. It was long believed that this was a result of … Read more

LatchBio empowers scientists with a code-free platform for handling big biotech data – TechCrunch

Biologists and other scientists are confronted these days with a deep sea of ​​data and a bewildering panoply of tools to apply to it – many of which require a specialist to operate. Hiring one is a challenge and farming out the work may take months… but LatchBio offers an option that can have you … Read more

Training and Retaining Home-grown Data Scientists

Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD, is renowned for his research into traumatic brain injuries. He leads a neurotrauma and social impact research team that advances the national conversation on intimate partner violence-induced traumatic brain injuries and related topics. The success of the team’s research projects, and the data obtained for those studies, has resulted in an unexpected … Read more

Scientists Blown Away by World’s Largest Plant – Stretching 112 Miles in Western Australia’s Shark Bay

Ribbon weed, Posidonia australis, meadow in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Credit: Rachel Austin, University of Western Australia Scientists were investigating meadows of ribbon weed using seagrass[{” attribute=””>DNA analysis. The shocking results blew them away; the 18,000 DNA markers they analyzed in Shark Bay World Heritage Area, in Western Australia showed a single plant expanded to … Read more