NOAA Explorers Dive Into the Mysteries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Home News NOAA Ocean Exploration Updates Watch Live: NOAA Explorers Dive Into the Mysteries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Join us online July 17 through August 28 This summer, take the plunge and join NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners as we explore along the longest mountain range in the world: the mid-ocean ridge. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge … Read more

Unveiling the mysteries of the genome structure in the human cell nucleus using a 3D computational simulation – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A team of researchers at Nagoya University in Japan has created a 3-Dimensional computational simulation of the process of genome structure formation in the human cell nucleus. They expect the model to contribute to the understanding of cellular regulatory mechanisms and diseases, such as cancer, that damage the genome. A team of researchers at Nagoya … Read more

New cryo-electron microscopy centers help UW researchers uncover mysteries of life

At the Steenbock Symposium on June 7 and 8, 2022, the University of Wisconsin – Madison Department of Biochemistry opened its doors in celebration of two new research centers that bring to campus advanced biomolecular imaging technology called cryo-electron microscopy. The technology allows scientists to capture detailed information about the smallest components of living cells … Read more

Stanford Scientists Unlock Mysteries of Plant Growth and Health

A study finds that algal genes provide answers to questions concerning plant growth and health. The discovery will help develop heat-tolerant crops and improve algal biofuel production Plants, like all other known organisms, utilize[{” attribute=””>DNA to pass on traits. Animal genetics often focuses on parentage and lineage, but this can can be challenging in plant … Read more

4 big Milky Way mysteries the next Gaia mission data dump may solve

A treasure trove of data is set to answer some big questions about our galaxy. The data, compiled by the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission, contains an unprecedented amount of information about more than 1 billion of the brightest objects in the sky. Astronomers hope the new data, which will be released June 13, will … Read more

What is reality, really? Brian Cox’s ‘Horizons’ tour probes the mysteries of the universe

Brian Cox would like you to consider the very nature of the space-time continuum and our place within it. That might seem like a big lift, so the world-renowned physicist is here to walk you through it. Cox is currently touring the US, bringing audiences a dazzling show filled with not only stunning images of … Read more

Mars dust storm mysteries remain as scientists study the Red Planet

As Mars approaches its southern summer solstice, scientists and spacecraft are preparing for a new season of dust storms, mighty wind-driven clouds of dust that can cover thousands of square miles or even the entire planet. To learn more about what drives dust storms on spoke with Claire Newman, an atmospheric scientist at Aeolis … Read more

Hot-Blooded or Cold-Blooded? Chemical Clues Solve One of the Oldest Mysteries in Paleontology

Schematic drawing of a subset of the animals that were investigated as part of the research. Metabolic rates and resulting thermophysiological strategies are color-coded, orange hues characterize high metabolic rates coinciding with warm-bloodedness, and blue hues characterize low-metabolic rates coinciding with cold-bloodedness. From left to right: Plesiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Allosaurus, Calypte (modern hummingbird). Credit: © … Read more

Solving the Baffling Mysteries of Invisible Frost and Dust Avalanches on Mars

Martian surface frost, made up largely of carbon dioxide, appears bluish-white in these images from NASA’s Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera aboard 2001 Odyssey orbiter. THEMIS takes images in both visible light, perceptible to the human eye, and heat-sensitive infrared. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU A new research study using data from[{” attribute=””>NASA’s … Read more

41-Million-Pixel Vertex Locator May Unlock Some of the Most Enduring Mysteries of the Universe

The Vertex Locator detector at the University of Liverpool. Credit: McCoy Wynne, University of Liverpool The device hopes to answer the ultimate existential questions. The final piece of an all-new detector has completed the first leg of its journey toward unlocking some of the most enduring mysteries of the Universe. The 41-million-pixel Vertex Locator (VELO) … Read more