Scientists hone long-range forecasting of US tornadoes, hail — ScienceDaily

Scientists at Northern Illinois University continue to hone extended-range weather forecasting, identifying patterns halfway around the globe that will heighten the probability weeks later for hail- and tornado-producing storms in the United States. New research identifies three specific orientations of atmospheric phenomena occurring near the equator over the Maritime continent that increase the probability of … Read more

The US Congress Just Held Its First Public Hearing on UFOs in 50 Years

Congress held an open congressional hearing on Tuesday on unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs – better known as unidentified flying objects – for the first time in five decades. The hearing, held before a US House Intelligence subcommittee, included testimony from defense officials following a nine-page report released last year, which investigated more than 140 … Read more

‘Smart’ Contact Lens Could Help Treat a Leading Cause of Blindness, Scientists Say

A flexible contact lens that senses eye pressure and releases a drug on-demand could help treat glaucoma, the second leading global cause of blindness worldwide. The compact wireless device, which has been developed by a team of Chinese researchers and tested in pig and rabbit eyes so far, appears to detect and reduce rising eye … Read more

Scientists Discover a Key Reason Why Running Boosts Brain Health

Exercise increases levels of BDNF, a chemical involved in brain cell growth, which boosts the release of the hormone dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is known to play a key role in movement, motivation, and learning. Boost in nerve-growth protein helps explain why running supports brain health. Exercise increases levels of a chemical involved … Read more

Scientists Figure Out Why Female Octopuses Self-Destruct After Laying Eggs | Smart News

The Octopus bimaculoides, or the California two-spot octopus Tom Kleindinst, Marine Biological Laboratory After a female octopus lays a clutch of eggs, she does what any new parent would: carefully watch over her progeny. She stays with them in her den, protects them from predators and blows water over them to keep them oxygenated, writes … Read more

Scientists identify characteristics to better define long COVID

News Release Monday, May 16, 2022 Using machine learning, researchers find patterns in electronic health record data to better identify those likely to have the condition. A research team supported by the National Institutes of Health has identified characteristics of people with long COVID and those likely to have it. Scientists, using machine learning techniques, … Read more

Scientists Just Measured a Mechanical Quantum System Without Destroying It

There’s a key aspect of quantum computing you may not have thought about before. Called ‘quantum non- demolition measurements’, they refer to observing certain quantum states without destroying them in the process. If we want to put together a functioning quantum computer, not having it break down every second while calculations are made would obviously … Read more

Giant Tonga Volcanic Eruption Was as Powerful as Krakatau in 1883, Scientists Reveal

An underwater volcano erupted in January near the Pacific nation of Tonga and sent massive pressure waves racing through Earth’s atmosphere, where they lapped the planet several times. The last volcano to generate such large ripples in the atmosphere was Krakatau in 1883, during one of the most destructive volcanic eruptions in recorded history, a … Read more

Scientists Outline 3 Likely Pandemic Outcomes

The global pandemic is not yet over. Public health experts suspect it will last at least another five years, but how this ongoing crisis plays out is ultimately up to us. A new report from the International Science Council (ISC), an international organization whose aim is to unite scientific bodies around the world, has laid … Read more

Scientists Find That DNA Mutations Are More Common Than Previously Thought

Researchers at EMBL Heidelberg found that inversions in the human genome are more common than previously thought, which impacts our understanding of certain genetic diseases. Our[{” attribute=””>DNA serves as a blueprint for the cellular machinery that allows cells, organs, and even whole organisms to work. However, mutations in our DNA can cause genetic illnesses. Point … Read more