Monitor lizards’ huge burrows shelter hundreds of small animals

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Meters below the copper, sun-broiled dirt of northwestern Australia, an entire community hides in the dark. Geckos lay their eggs as centipedes and scorpions scuttle by. A snake glides deeper underground, away from the light. This subterranean menagerie is capitalizing on an old burrow, gouged into the earth by a massive lizard.  Now, a new […]

Scientists study use of abundant enzyme in tumor cells to monitor cancer treatment

IMAGE: The team led by Carmen Ferreira-Halder at Unicamps Bioassay and Signal Tranduction Laboratory conclude that the molecule is associated with chemotherapy resistance and metastasis. view more  Credit: Roberta Ruela de Souza The abundant presence of an enzyme known as low molecular weight protein tyrosine phosphatase (LMWPTP) in tumor cells has long been considered an indicator […]

Students Monitor Campus Noise in Seismic Silence

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, university scientists have faced challenges surrounding how to best teach online. But in one way, the COVID-19-associated lockdowns created a rare opportunity: Far fewer vibrations from human activity exposed low levels of seismic noise, allowing researchers to use inexpensive, portable equipment to enrich Earth science education and reveal hidden […]

Simple, sensitive test helps monitor bats and protect biodiversity

Each and every biological organism has an important function in creating a healthy ecosystem, which is why conservationists everywhere encourage protecting biodiversity. However, monitoring wildlife health is an ongoing challenge. A new article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry explores the use of a simple, inexpensive, and minimally invasive technique referred to as “micronuclei detection” to […]

Researchers develop new class of plant nanobionic sensor to monitor arsenic levels in soil

Non-destructive plant nanobionic sensor embedded within leaves to report arsenic levels within plants to portable electronics, enabling real-time monitoring of arsenic uptake in living plants. Credit: Dr Tedrick Thomas Salim Lew Scientists from Disruptive & Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision (DiSTAP), an Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), […]

Best gaming monitor: Five things to consider

Things to consider when buying a new gaming monitor. (6 9 via Unsplash/) Whether you are new to gaming or a well-versed player, you probably know that your gaming monitor has a big effect on your overall experience. How are you supposed to execute a tactical strike when your screen is lagging and the picture […]

U.S.-European mission launches to monitor the world’s oceans — ScienceDaily

A joint U.S.-European satellite built to monitor global sea levels lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Saturday, Nov. 21, at 9:17 a.m. PST (12:17 p.m. EST). About the size of a small pickup truck, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich will extend a nearly […]

Implantable device can monitor and treat heart disease — ScienceDaily

Pacemakers and other implantable cardiac devices used to monitor and treat arrhythmias and other heart problems have generally had one of two drawbacks — they are made with rigid materials that can’t move to accommodate a beating heart, or they are made from soft materials that can collect only a limited amount of information. Researchers […]