A step-by-step guide to giving yourself a massage

If your neck is feeling a little stiff, take a minute and rub it. Your muscles will thank you. (DecaStock / Deposit Photos/) If you’re reading this, you’re probably stressed. Never fear: We’ve dug through the evidence to reveal what science really says about finding zen—and holding onto it through tough times. Want to try […]

Quick guide: COVID-19 vaccines in use and how they work

Dozens of coronavirus vaccines entered clinical trials during 2020, and now, a handful have been authorized for emergency use in various countries — meaning the shots can be administered to the public while their developers continue to collect data on their safety and efficacy. Should they meet all the necessary criteria, these vaccines could be […]

A beginner’s guide to DNA origami — ScienceDaily

In a technique known as DNA origami, researchers fold long strands of DNA over and over again to construct a variety of tiny 3D structures, including miniature biosensors and drug-delivery containers. Pioneered at the California Institute of Technology in 2006, DNA origami has attracted hundreds of new researchers over the past decade, eager to build […]

NIST publishes a beginner’s guide to DNA origami

Collage shows some of the techniques and designs employed in DNA origami. Credit: K. Dill/NIST In a technique known as DNA origami, researchers fold long strands of DNA over and over again to construct a variety of tiny 3-D structures, including miniature biosensors and drug-delivery containers. Pioneered at the California Institute of Technology in 2006, […]

NIST publishes a beginner’s guide to DNA origami

IMAGE: Collage shows some of the techniques and designs employed in DNA origami. view more  Credit: K. Dill/NIST In a technique known as DNA origami, researchers fold long strands of DNA over and over again to construct a variety of tiny 3D structures, including miniature biosensors and drug-delivery containers. Pioneered at the California Institute of Technology […]

A guide to the solar system’s biggest secrets

What comes after Pluto? (Sara Chodosh/) Astronomers have spent centuries filling in their sketches of our corner of the Milky Way. But these charts, like all maps, are only approximations of reality. Their blind spots likely harbor some unknown entities—bodies too small, too close to the sun, or too far away for us to see. […]

A Field Guide to the Magnetic Solar System

Congratulations! With the IP9, the new interplanetary model in Eos’s signature line of magnetic compasses, you’ve chosen a travel companion that will serve you as best it can on the many GPS-challenged bodies of our solar system—be your plans a hike on Mercury, a ride on Mars, or a glide over Neptune. Before […]

Your guide to cooking a sustainable holiday meal

Eating local, seasonal produce is an easy way to make your holiday feast more sustainable. (Rosie De La Cruz/Unsplash/) This story was originally featured on Saveur. The holidays are a wonderful time to partake in our most beloved food-centric celebrations—many of us spend more time cooking this time of year than any other. And when […]

Characterizing wildlife consumers to guide behavior change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis — ScienceDaily

A comprehensive new study into the key user groups in Indonesia’s bird trade offers hope for protecting species through behavioural change. Novel research led by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Chester Zoo has identified three main groups within the Indonesian songbird owner community: ‘hobbyist’, ‘contestant’ and ‘breeder’. Indonesia hosts 16% of the worlds bird species […]

Your guide to every Google app’s privacy settings

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