Best 2 in 1 laptops: Work hard, play hard with these versatile picks

Don’t limit yourself to one position. (Brooke Cagle via Unsplash/) Buying a new laptop or tablet can be a stressful undertaking. With so many brands and models to choose from, how do you pick the one that best meets your needs? Dear indecisive shoppers: You’re in luck. If you are in the market for both […]

How does an mRNA vaccine work?

mRNA vaccines will probably only become more common, so it’s useful to know how they work. (Artem Podrez/Pexels/) The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unusual attention to everything from handwashing to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. As we move into the later stages of this pandemic, though, a different scientific concept has dominated the national conversation: […]

How Does Impeachment Work? | Live Science

On Jan. 13, 2021, President Trump became the first president to face impeachment twice.  Impeachment is the leveling of charges against an elected official by a legislative body. It’s a fairly rare event in U.S. politics, particularly at the presidential level. But when impeachment proceedings do happen, they are guided by rules set out in […]

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 […]

COVID-19 vaccines may not work as well against South African variant, experts worry

A coronavirus variant identified in South Africa may not be as vulnerable to COVID-19 vaccines as other strains, some scientists say. Studies are now underway to find out if that’s actually the case. If the variant, known as 501.V2, is resistant to available vaccines, the shots could be tweaked to boost their effectiveness — adjustments […]

Groups of bacteria can work together to better protect crops and improve their growth

IMAGE: Scientist Susanna Harris in the lab. view more  Credit: Noam Eckshtain-Levi, Susanna Leigh Harris, Reizo Quilat Roscios, and Elizabeth Anne Shank Certain bacteria, known as plant-growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB), can improve plant health or protect them from pathogens and are used commercially to help crops. To further improve agricultural yields, it is helpful to identify factors […]

Detective work in theoretical physics — ScienceDaily

Scientific articles in the field of physics are mostly very short and deal with a very restricted topic. A remarkable exception to this is an article published recently by physicists from the Universities of Münster and Düsseldorf. The article is 127 pages long, cites a total of 1075 sources and deals with a wide range […]

Detective work in theoretical physics

IMAGE: Time axis showing the number of publications relating to dynamical density functional theory. view more  Credit: M. te Vrugt et al. Scientific articles in the field of physics are mostly very short and deal with a very restricted topic. A remarkable exception to this is an article published recently by physicists from the Universities of […]

Groups of bacteria can work together to better protect crops and improve their growth

Scientist Susanna Harris in the lab. Credit: Noam Eckshtain-Levi, Susanna Leigh Harris, Reizo Quilat Roscios, and Elizabeth Anne Shank Certain bacteria, known as plant-growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB), can improve plant health or protect them from pathogens and are used commercially to help crops. To further improve agricultural yields, it is helpful to identify factors that can […]