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Heat receptors are the subject of a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to scientists from the United States. David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian, both of the United States, were declared the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work in finding human temperature and touch receptors on Monday. Their discoveries have been crucial for many physiological processes and illness problems by outlining how heat, cold, and touch can trigger impulses in the human nervous system. The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute, which awards the prize for physiology or medicine, said in a statement…

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October astronomy events include two meteor showers and a celestial triple. The Perseid meteor shower, which began in mid-August and ended in mid-September, has been almost a month since it shone brightly in the night sky. Those who missed the annual summer extravaganza owing to bad weather or stargazers pining for another meteor shower will have two chances to see shooting stars in October. In the Northern Hemisphere, since the autumnal equinox on Sept. 22, the nights have gotten longer than the days, and the longer evenings will provide some excellent views of the planets, in addition to the approaching…

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According to the study, active learning is the greatest way for kids. According to a new study, whether you’re a child or a college student, interactive activities, talks, movement, and even AI-enhanced gadgets can help you learn more than just sitting quietly and listening. The best learning methods involve hands-on, as well as what the researchers named “minds-on” and “hearts-on,” involving emotional and social support, according to the findings. Students of all ages were learning from home during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and faculty from Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute gathered research on active learning, a…

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Seismic forensics could help develop a flood warning system in the future. In the future, seismic forensics could aid scientists in developing an early warning system for rockslides and floods. A huge rockslide in India’s Dhauli Ganga Valley triggered a devastating flood on February 7, 2021. More than 200 people were murdered, and two hydroelectric power facilities were damaged, as a result of the flood. Researchers utilized data from a network of seismometers to piece together the minute-by-minute seismic signals of the rockslide and following flood in a new study published Thursday in the journal Science. Although scientists have yet…

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Strangers are less self-conscious and more interested in serious conversation than most people believe. It’s beneficial to discuss topics other than the weather. Conversations with strangers or acquaintances rarely progress beyond small conversation, but psychologists say it doesn’t have to – and perhaps shouldn’t – be that way. People overestimate the difficulty of longer conversations and underestimate their satisfaction, according to a new study published Thursday in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Researchers believe that overcoming these misconceptions can help people form more meaningful friendships. In a news statement, research co-author Nicholas Epley noted, “Connecting with others in…

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In a research, smartwatches were able to detect viral infection before symptoms appeared. Your smartwatch may one day be able to predict whether or not you’ll get sick from a virus and how sick you’ll be — even before symptoms appear. Researchers demonstrated that a wearable device, such as a Fitbit or Apple Watch, could distinguish between individuals who had the H1N1 flu and those who had a typical cold in a small trial. According to senior researcher Jessilyn Dunn, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University in Durham, N.C., “one of our aims was to be able…

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Clover plants thrive on Mars-like dirt thanks to nitrogen-fixing microbes. Astronauts will need to be able to synthesis water and cultivate their own food if they are to establish a base and spend extended amounts of time on Mars. Because the growing conditions on Mars are so different from those on Earth, scientists have been conducting experiments to learn more about how plants would react in Martian regolith. New research published in the journal PLOS One on Wednesday suggests that nitrogen-fixing bacteria can aid crop growth in Martian soil. Several nitrogen-containing compounds required for plant growth are absent from the…

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AI may aid scientists in identifying the next virus to spread from animals to people. Scientists are continually monitoring the threat of zoonotic illnesses, but the work is made more difficult by the fact that there are millions of viruses spreading throughout animal populations. Scientists are enlisting the help of sophisticated algorithms and machine learning to boost the chances of identifying the next virus to move from animals to humans — before it may cause a worldwide pandemic. Researchers believe that artificial intelligence can be used to predict the possibility that an animal-infecting virus could infect people in a new…

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In 2019, a study ties air pollution to 6 million preterm births. Air pollution has an impact on children, with new research linking it to over 6 million premature births and nearly 3 million underweight babies globally in 2019. According to a new study, more than 90% of the world’s population breathes filthy outdoor air. And its ramifications have lasted for decades: Preemies and children born with low birth weight have an increased risk of developing serious illnesses later in life. Preterm birth is the biggest cause of infant mortality all over the world. “The impact of air pollution is…

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A person’s physical and mental health, as well as their dietary habits, influence the community of microbes living in their intestines. Location plays a role as well. The gut microbiome of someone who lives in Arizona will be different from that of someone who lives in South Carolina. According to scientists at the University of Chicago, the same is true for birds, if not more so. According to new research published in the journal Molecular Ecology on Tuesday, migratory birds’ gut microbiota evolves as they move from place to place. “We’ve seen in other animals that the places their hosts…

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