Burrowing Beach Mice Seek Shelter at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Burrowing Beach Mice Seek Shelter at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

By NASA September 21, 2021 Credit: NEMCON The Environmental Management Branch at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been working on shoreline restoration efforts to build up dunes that have been affected by beach erosion and storm surges – an effort that beach mice appear to appreciate very much. While the primary purpose is … Read more

Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

FDA Ivermectin

By U.S. Food and Drug Administration September 21, 2021 COVID-19. We’ve been living with it for what sometimes seems like forever. Given the number of deaths that have occurred from the disease, it’s perhaps not surprising that some consumers are turning to drugs not approved or authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). One … Read more

Spending Time Outside and Getting Quality Sleep

Spending Time Outside and Getting Quality Sleep

By Wiley September 21, 2021 For many individuals, restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically altered daily routines and limited time spent outdoors. Credit: Dr. Korman For many individuals, restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically altered daily routines and limited time spent outdoors. In a study published in the Journal of Sleep Research that included 7,517 … Read more

Moon’s Tycho Crater Revealed in Intricate Detail – Powerful New Radar Technology Will Reveal Secrets of the Solar System

Moon’s Tycho Crater Revealed in Intricate Detail – Powerful New Radar Technology Will Reveal Secrets of the Solar System

Partially processed view of the Tycho Crater at a resolution of nearly five meters by five meters and containing approximately 1.4 billion pixels, taken during a radar project by Green Bank Observatory, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, and Raytheon Intelligence & Space using the Green Bank Telescope and antennas in the Very Long Baseline Array. This … Read more

Viability of Large-Scale Hydrogen Storage in Geologic Formations

SHASTA Schematic

Shown is a schematic description of key processes and operational activities being explored in the SHASTA (Subsurface Hydrogen Assessment, Storage, and Technology Acceleration) project. Hydrogen reservoirs could exhibit complicated flow, transport, geochemical and microbial processes. These interactions will be studied using laboratory experiments, simulations and novel monitoring methods. Graphic courtesy of National Energy Technology Laboratory … Read more

Coral Reef Biodiversity Predicted To Shuffle Rather Than Collapse As Climate Changes With Ocean Warming and Acidification

Mesocosms at Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

Experimental set-up of mesocosms at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. Credit: Chris Jury, HIMB Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse, complex, and productive ecosystems on the planet. Most of coral reef biodiversity consists of tiny organisms living deep within the three-dimensional reef matrix. Although largely unseen, this diversity is essential to the … Read more

Antidote Developed for Nerve Agent Poisoning

LLNL-02 Blood-Brain Barrier

LLNL-02 can pass through the blood-brain barrier (pictured), making it more effective in protecting the central nervous system. Credit: Liam Krauss/LLNL Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a new, versatile antidote to counteract exposure to nerve agent poisoning. The work, appearing in the journal Scientific Reports, was the result of a highly … Read more

Inhibiting Targets of SARS-CoV-2 Proteases Can Block Infection

Coronavirus SARS CoV 2 Protein Drug Targets

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have shown how SARS-CoV-2 viral proteases attack the host cell, and how this can be targeted to stop virus replication in cell culture with drugs in current clinical use or in the pipeline. The new findings, published today (September 21, 2021) in Nature Communications, offer a powerful resource to … Read more