Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?

Astronomy
  MADISON, Wis. — In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists have turned over all sorts of rocks. Mars, for example, has geological features that suggest it once had — and still has — subsurface liquid water, an almost sure prerequisite for life. Scientists have also eyed ...

Can a Mediterranean diet pattern slow aging?

Medicine
A series of six articles appearing in the March issue of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences finds new correlations between a Mediterranean diet and healthy aging outcomes — while also underscoring the need for careful approaches to the use of data ...

New study finds world’s largest desert, the Sahara, has grown ...

More Science
  The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD). The research is the first to assess century-scale changes to the boundaries of the world’s largest desert. It ...

Tips for yoga beginners

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If you’re thinking of taking up yoga either to lose some pounds or because it might relax you, you’ve ended up in the right place. For today’s article, we have put together a list of simple tips that can help you create a yoga routine that you’ll ...

More accurate estimates of methane emissions from dairy cattle developed

EcologyMore Science
Leading the worldwide effort to get a better handle on methane emissions from animals, an international consortium of researchers devised more accurate models to estimate the amount of the potent greenhouse gas produced by dairy cattle. In a large study that involved individual data from more than ...

How self-driving cars could shrink parking lots

Informatics
  New U of T Engineering research shows that adoption of self-driving cars — also known as autonomous vehicles (AVs) — could significantly reduce the amount of valuable urban space dedicated to parking. “In a parking lot full of AVs, you don’t need to open the doors, ...

The connection between diet, obesity, and cancer: Nutrition experts explore ...

Medicine
Philadelphia, March 27, 2018 – About one third of cancer cases are estimated to be linked to dietary and other modifiable risk factors, especially for obesity-related cancers such as breast, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, kidney, gallbladder, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers. In this special theme issue of the Journal ...

‘Oumuamua likely came from a binary star system

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New research finds that ‘Oumuamua, the rocky object identified as the first confirmed interstellar asteroid, very likely came from a binary star system. “It’s remarkable that we’ve now seen for the first time a physical object from outside our Solar System,” says lead author Dr Alan Jackson, ...
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  • Amazing creatures that have disappeared off the face of the Earth April 11, 2018
    Millions of years of earth’s history has led to the rise and fall of many species. Some of these extinctions were caused by human activity, others were caused by environmental changes, and some nobody truly knows. We will examine some of the most interesting creatures that are sadly absent from the planet today. Quagga The […]
  • How do flowers know when it’s time to bloom? April 6, 2018
      Researchers have uncovered exactly where a key protein forms before it triggers the flowering process in plants. Until now, no one has pinpointed which cells produce the small protein, called Flowering Locus T (FT). The study also points to an extensive intercellular signaling system that regulates FT production. “Understanding where FT is located and […]