Direction decided by rate of coin flip in quantum world — ScienceDaily

Flip a coin. Heads? Take a step to the left. Tails? Take a step to the right. In the quantum world? Go in both directions at once, like a wave spreading out. Called the walker analogy, this random process can be applied in both classical and quantum algorithms used in state-of-the-art technologies such as artificial […]

Best wireless earbuds: Five things to consider

Best wireless earbuds for the ultimate audio experience. (Amazon/) Modern headphones are essential for enhancing productivity and performing a variety of common tasks, including making and taking hands-free phone calls, reviewing music and audio on the go, and canceling out distracting background noise. In the few short decades since their invention in the early 1900s, […]

Fungal species naturally suppresses cyst nematodes responsible for major sugar beet losses

Young females of sugar beet cyst nematodes attached to host roots. Credit: James Borneman The plant pathogenic nematode Heterodera schachtii infects more than 200 different plants, including sugar beets, and causes significant economic losses. Over the past 50 years, the primary management tool in California has been crop rotation. When the number of H. schachtii […]

First Denisovan DNA outside Siberia was found on the Tibetan Plateau

Mysterious, now-extinct members of the human lineage called Denisovans lived at the roof of the world for possibly 100,000 years or more. Denisovan mitochondrial DNA extracted from sediment layers in Baishiya Karst Cave on the Tibetan Plateau indicates that these humanlike folk inhabited the high-altitude site roughly 100,000 years ago and again around 60,000 years […]

High-sugar diet can damage the gut, intensifying risk for colitis — ScienceDaily

Mice fed diets high in sugar developed worse colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and researchers examining their large intestines found more of the bacteria that can damage the gut’s protective mucus layer. “Colitis is a major public health problem in the U.S. and in other Western countries,” says Hasan Zaki, Ph.D., who […]

Reaching Consensus on Assessments of Ocean Acidification Trends

Media coverage concerning carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into Earth’s atmosphere most often focuses on how these emissions affect climate and weather patterns. However, atmospheric CO2 is also the primary driver for ocean acidification, because the products of atmospheric CO2 dissolving into seawater reduce seawater’s pH and its concentration of carbonate ions. Since the […]

Floating shelves to display your favorite goods

Acrylic is having an interior design moment, largely because it’s sturdier and less fragile than glass as well as a cool style choice that fits a range of tastes. These shelves come in black, clear, or white, and they fit securely into any 90 degree wall corner with two metal brackets (which don’t rust). Despite […]

Possible triggers of autism symptoms and motor issues identified for several rare diseases

New research on the genetics of Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes could help in developing personalised therapies for associated mental illness and autism features. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and Angelman syndrome (AS) have few treatments for associated complications including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and mental health issues such as psychosis. Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and University […]