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Blood-based Biomarker Can Detect 13 Neurodegenerative Diseases
2021-06-08 19:42 A new study published in the journal Nature Communications reports that a single blood-based biomarker can detect the presence of 13 neurodegenerative diseases, from frontotemporal dementia to motor neuron disease. The test cannot specifically distinguish between each disorder, but is instead proposed as a way to determine whether patients suffer ...
A wayward skull, at-home fossil analyses and a first for Antarctic amphibians
2021-05-25 19:04 Paleontologists had to adjust to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many had to postpone fossil excavations, temporarily close museums and teach the next generation of fossil hunters virtually instead of in person. But at least parts of the show could go on during the pandemic — with some significant changes. “For paleontologists...
Archaeologists discover oldest human burial site in Africa
2021-05-07 12:15 In the Kenyan cave of Panga-ya-Saidi, archaeologists have discovered a burial site with an age of 78.3 thousand years, from the Middle Stone Age. According to scientists, this burial pit with skeletal remains can be called the oldest on the African continent found so far. The first bone fragments were identified in 2013, but only four years later,...
New species of duck-billed dinosaur found in Japan
2021-04-30 12:32 It is distinguished by the absence of a characteristic hadrosaur head crest. Scientists from Japan and the United States believe that this discovery forces us to reconsider the ideas about the migration of duck-billed dinosaurs, which did not move from North America to Asia, but vice versa. Hadrosaurs are the most common type of dinosaur. They had ...
The planet’s on ‘red alert’ UN chief warns leaders at President Biden’s climate summit
2021-04-28 17:44 World leaders must act now and put the planet on a green path because “we are at the verge of the abyss”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday in his address to the virtual climate summit convened by United States President Joseph Biden.  “Mother Nature is not waiting”, the UN chief warned, as ...
New research uncovers continental crust emerged 500 million years earlier than previously thought
2021-04-27 11:24 The first emergence and persistence of continental crust on Earth during the Archaean (4 billion to 2.5 billion years ago) has important implications for plate tectonics, ocean chemistry, and biological evolution, and it happened about half a billion years earlier than previously thought, according to new research being presented at the EGU&nb...
Результаты Международного конкурса научно-исследовательских работ «From creativity to innovations»
2021-04-24 18:29 Уважаемые участники конкурса, руководители!   Благодарим за интерес, проявленный к нашему конкурсу. Поздравляем победителей, призеров, лауреатов специальных номинаций.  Желаем Вам новых интересных идей и дальнейших успехов!   Просим обратить внимание, что в соответствии с тематикой поступивших на конкурс работ были образованы до...
Army ants assemble into safety nets to catch their falling comrades
2021-04-23 16:18 Army ants are known for their vast foraging raids, where hundreds of thousands of ants flow like a river from their nest site, scouring the jungle for prey. To ensure their traffic flows efficiently, they construct highways and bridges along the rough forest floor, built entirely out of worker ants that join their bodies together. Researchers ...