New gravitational waves detections shed light on entire population of black holes

New detections and analysis of gravitational waves – announced Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop in College Park, Maryland...

Ebola-fighting protein discovered in human cells

Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly...

No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone

https://youtu.be/phgAZAsbSWM Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app with the aim of non-invasive detection of anemia. Instead of a blood test, the app uses photos...

Swapping Bacteria May Help ‘Nemo’ Fish Cohabitate with Fish-Killing Anemones

https://youtu.be/3SXIx67D2kk Nemo, the adorable clownfish in the movie Finding Nemo, rubs himself all over the anemone he lives in to keep it from stinging and eating him...

Catalog of Cosmic Cataclysms Helps Establish Gravitational Wave Astronomy

In February 2016, astronomers shook the scientific world with the announcement that they had observed gravitational waves from a cataclysmic event in the distant...

New climate model to be built from the ground up

Facing the certainty of a changing climate coupled with the uncertainty that remains in predictions of how it will change, scientists and engineers from...

Images of Stars Offer Rare Insight into the Formation of Planets

New images taken by a team of researchers that included California State University, Northridge astrophysicist Luca Ricci offer insight into the birth of new planets and...

Why deep oceans gave life to the first big, complex organisms

For billions of years, all life on Earth was microscopic, consisting mostly of single cells. Then suddenly, about 570 million years ago, complex organisms...

It’s in the genes – there may be hope for pikas hit by climate...

As the climate changes, animals that can only survive in certain temperature ranges are being forced to relocate or perish. Pikas – small, arguably...
Nonprescription use of Ritalin linked to adverse side effects

Ritalin drives greater connection between brain areas key to memory, attention

There’s a reason so many children are prescribed methylphenidate, better known by the trade name Ritalin: it helps kids quell attention and hyperactivity problems...