Researchers at Brazil’s space institute discover why lightning branches and flickers

IMAGE: Analysis of the first super slow motion recordings of upward flashes suggests a possible explanation for the formation of luminous structures after electrical discharges split in the atmosphere view more  Credit: INPE Researchers at Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE), in partnership with colleagues in the United States, United Kingdom and South Africa, have recorded […]

Masonic Medical Research Institute studies brown fat: Implications in obesity

IMAGE: The Lin Lab at the MMRI, quantified the number of brown fat cells present in newborn animals. For years, researchers have argued over whether brown fat continues to grow after… view more  Credit: Masonic Medical Research Institute UTICA, NY — Brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, is a special type of fat that […]