Humans possess surprising nutritional intelligence

Journal Reference: Jeffrey M. Brunstrom, Mark Schatzker. Micronutrients and food choice: A case of ‘nutritional wisdom’ in humans? Appetite, 2022; 106055 DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2022.106055 The international study, led by the University of Bristol (UK), set out to re-examine and test the widely-held view that humans evolved to favour energy dense foods and our diets are balanced … Read more

Surprising semiconductor properties revealed with innovative new method

Journal Reference: S. A. Chambers, M. Chrysler, J. H. Ngai, T.-L. Lee, J. Gabel, B. E. Matthews, S. R. Spurgeon, M. E. Bowden, Z. Zhu, P. V. Sushko. Mapping hidden space-charge distributions across crystalline metal oxide/group IV semiconductor interfaces. Physical Review Materials, 2022; 6 (1) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.6.015002 Scott Chambers, a materials scientist at the Department … Read more

Cosmic flashes pinpointed to a surprising location in space

Journal References: F. Kirsten, B. Marcote, K. Nimmo, J. W. T. Hessels, M. Bhardwaj, S. P. Tendulkar, A. Keimpema, J. Yang, M. P. Snelders, P. Scholz, A. B. Pearlman, C. J. Law, W. M. Peters, M. Giroletti, Z. Paragi, C. Bassa, D. M. Hewitt, U. Bach, V. Bezrukovs, M. Burgay, S. T. Buttaccio, J. E. … Read more

The surprising structural reason your kitchen sponge is disgusting

Journal Reference: Feilun Wu, Yuanchi Ha, Andrea Weiss, Meidi Wang, Jeffrey Letourneau, Shangying Wang, Nan Luo, Shuquan Huang, Charlotte T. Lee, Lawrence A. David, Lingchong You. Modulation of microbial community dynamics by spatial partitioning. Nature Chemical Biology, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41589-021-00961-w In a series of experiments, the scientists show how various microbial species can affect one … Read more

Humble lizards offer surprising approach to engineering artificial lungs

Journal Reference: Michael A. Palmer, Bryan A. Nerger, Katharine Goodwin, Anvitha Sudhakar, Sandra B. Lemke, Pavithran T. Ravindran, Jared E. Toettcher, Andrej Košmrlj, Celeste M. Nelson. Stress ball morphogenesis: How the lizard builds its lung. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (52) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abk0161 A new study from Princeton University shows how the brown anole lizard solves … Read more

Surprising findings on how salt affects blood flow in the brain

Journal Reference: Ranjan K. Roy, Ferdinand Althammer, Alexander J. Seymour, Wenting Du, Vinicia C. Biancardi, Jordan P. Hamm, Jessica A. Filosa, Colin H. Brown, Javier E. Stern. Inverse neurovascular coupling contributes to positive feedback excitation of vasopressin neurons during a systemic homeostatic challenge. Cell Reports, 2021; 37 (5): 109925 DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109925 When neurons are activated, … Read more

Black Panther: M’Baku’s surprising makeover

Black Panther MBakus surprising makeover

Since the premiere of the film Black Panther In 2018, the comics adjusted to the new look of M’Baku but now the character has undergone a surprising makeover With the movie Black Panther, Marvel comics adjusted to the new look of the M’Baku character, however in last special of Black Panther, The Last Annihilation: Wakanda … Read more

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