Raids in Israel uncover ‘gargantuan’ trove of stolen artifacts

Thousands of stolen archaeological artifacts — including gold coins, bronze statues and Egyptian sarcophagi — have been recovered in Israel, thanks to a coordinated set of raids.  The artifacts aren’t just from sites in ancient Israel; they come from across the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Africa and even South America. So far, investigators haven’t even […]

Chinese scientists uncover gene for rice adaption to low soil nitrogen

IMAGE: a. OsTCP19-H is significant correlated with soil nitrogen content. b-f. OsTCP19-H significantly increases grain yield and NUE under LN and MN conditions. view more  Credit: IGDB Chinese scientists from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have found a gene that plays an important role in helping rice […]

Researchers uncover key clues about the solar system’s history

Illustration of solar wind flowing over asteroids in the early solar system. The magnetic field of the solar wind (white line/arrows) magnetizes the asteroid (red arrow). Researchers at the University of Rochester used magnetism to determine, for the first time, when carbonaceous chondrite asteroids first arrived in the inner solar system. Credit: University of Rochester […]

Returning asteroid sample could help uncover the origins of life and the solar system

Artist impression of Hayabusa 2 approaching asteroid Ryugu. Credit: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)/wikipedia, CC BY-SA What is your idea of an asteroid? Many people think of them as potato-shaped, inert and perhaps rather dull, pock-marked objects—far away in deep space. But over the last ten years, two Japanese space missions – Hayabusa […]

Can Newspaper Reporting Uncover Flood Risk?

When figuring out flood risk, it’s important to collect data on past flooding events. In some areas, detailed records of rainfall and stream gauges are available. But in regions that are dry or sparsely monitored, this critical information is missing. Enter a different kind of record: newspapers. Areas that have experienced flooding likely […]

Researchers uncover crucial gene for growth of Ewing sarcoma

IMAGE: Photo of Sara Sanchez Molina view more  Credit: Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu Researchers at the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu (IRSJD) in collaboration with those at Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) have discovered that RING1B is a critical gene for the development of Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of developmental […]