chemistry

A bio-inspired catalyst for transforming CO2 into fuels

A team of researchers from the Collège de France and the CNRS has developed a selective copper-based catalyst capable of transforming carbon dioxide into fuels. The catalyst, which is inspired by the structure of gas-trapping cuticles on subaquatic spiders, is described…
biology

A potential new therapy for treating tumours

An international team of researchers led by Toby Lawrence of Inserm (Centre d’immunology de Marseille – Luminy (Inserm / CNRS / Aix-Marseille Université) may have discovered a treatment to reduce tumour size where previous drugs have failed. The discovery, which is reported…
chemistry

Meteoric visitor could have brought key phosphorus-based molecule for life on Earth

How did the first organisms on Earth incorporate the critical element phosphorus? Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa together with colleagues from France and Taiwan now believe a meteorite could be the critical link. Phosphorus is a key element for…
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How does the Amazon rainforest affect man-made climate change?
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Nearly 20% efficiency for ultrathin solar cells
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biology
Understanding gene symphonies
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physics
Astronomers discover a treasure-trove of ancient galaxies
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Aboveground tropical vegetation biomass no longer has a positive impact on carbon stocks
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biology
Hydraulic fracturing also occurs during embryonic development
physics

Smartlens shapes light

Researchers at the Institut de la Vision in Paris and the Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques (ICFO) at the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology have developed a new, adjustable way to manipulate light without any mechanical movement. The technique, dubbed Smartlens, works by…
earth

Commercial fishing threatens sharks around the globe

Highly migratory sharks are in danger from industrialized fishing fleets, according to a major new international study published in the journal Nature. The researchers  have found that 24% of the mean monthly space used by sharks globally falls under the footprint…
biology

Researchers identify the toxin responsible for Legionella growth

The toxin SidJ in Legionella bacteria enforces a unique modification on human proteins and helps legionella grow inside human cells. This is the new finding from researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble, led by Sagar Bhogaraju, and…
biology
The tumor suppressor Lkb1 regulates important metabolic pathways
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Remaining carbon budget to limit global warming to safe levels could be tiny
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The red colouration of female macaques explained
health
New biomarker predicts tumour progression from whole-body PET images
materials
Twisted nanocomposite fibres make high-energy micro-engine
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The decline of forest elephant populations reduces carbon stocks in biomass
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neuroscience
Shedding more light on activity-silent non-conscious working memory
biology
Reprogramming cells to control HIV infection
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How to predict caldera collapses