Newly Identified Instabilities Enhance Atmospheric Turbulence

Physicists have long known that turbulence is a fundamental process in Earth’s atmosphere, where it facilitates mixing, contributes to energy and momentum transport and deposition, and has important implications for weather and climate prediction. However, the mechanisms driving the transitions from laminar airflow to 3D turbulence are complex and poorly understood. In new […]

Tomb of murderous Chinese emperor finally identified

While excavating a mausoleum in Luoyang, China, archaeologists discovered an artifact that may finally confirm that a mysterious tomb belongs to Emperor Liu Zhi (reign A.D. 146-168), also known as Emperor Huan. Archaeologists have known about the mausoleum for many years and have long speculated that it may be that of Liu Zhi, but a […]

Some English bulldogs thought to have cancer may have newly identified syndrome

Tootsie was one of 84 English bulldogs that supplied blood that helped researchers discover a non-cancerous syndrome, called polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis, that could be mistaken for a common cancer. Credit: Colorado State University Some English bulldogs diagnosed with a common cancer may instead have a newly described, non-cancerous syndrome called polyclonal B‐cell lymphocytosis. The discovery […]

Lipid identified in human breast milk may play important role in early childhood weight

IMAGE: Elvira Isganaitis, MD, is a staff physician at Joslin Diabetes Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School view more  Credit: Joslin Communications BOSTON – (December 02, 2020) – A lipid metabolite called 12,13-diHOME is in human breast milk and appears to be associated with beneficial infant weight gain and body composition in […]

Seven pathways to kindergarten identified in one state — ScienceDaily

A new study of kindergarteners in one Midwestern state identified seven different pathways the children took in their early education and care before arriving at school. The researchers were surprised by the diverse experiences that kids brought with them to kindergarten: While some received care only in their home or mainly in a child care […]

New cause of inflammation in people with HIV identified — ScienceDaily

While current antiretroviral treatments for HIV are highly effective, data has shown that people living with HIV appear to experience accelerated aging and have shorter lifespans — by up to five to 10 years — compared to people without HIV. These outcomes have been associated with chronic inflammation, which could lead to the earlier onset […]

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 […]

They identified 32 transportation-related risk factors that affect health — ScienceDaily

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are the wave of the future in the automobile industry, and there’s extensive discussion about the impacts on transportation, society, the economy and the environment. However, less attention has been focused on the potential health impacts of self-driving vehicles. Texas A&M University researchers have developed a conceptual model to identify these health […]