zmescience.com – The first images of spooky action at a distance.
Source: Paul-Antoine Moreau, et al. Imaging Bell-type nonlocal behavior. Science Advances, 2019.
scienceblog.com – A few years ago, Cornell doctoral students Mario Molina and Mauricio Bucca, Ph.D. ’18, were playing President, a card game, when they noticed winners
Source: Mario D. Molina, Mauricio Bucca, Michael W. Macy. It’s not just how the game is played, it’s whether you win or lose. Science Advances, 2019.
the-scientist.com – Worms with the reproduction-related TCER-1 gene deleted could fight off infection for longer and survived better when exposed to heat and radiation.
Source: Francis R. G. Amrit, et al. The longevity-promoting factor, TCER-1, widely represses stress resistance and innate immunity. Nature Communications, 2019.
sci-news.com – Ploonets -- large regular moons ejected from orbits around close-in gas giant exoplanets -- could explain many baffling astronomical observations, such as the puzzling behavior of a star called KIC 8462852 (also known as Tabby’s star), the anomalous features of the Kronos-Krios binary stellar system, and the hypothetical exocometary signatures around stars KIC 12557548 and KIC 3542116.
Source: Mario Sucerquia, Jaime A. Alvarado-Montes, Jorge I. Zuluaga, Nicolás Cuello, Cristian Giuppone. Ploonets: formation, evolution, and detectability of tidally detached exomoons. arXiv, 2019.
discovermagazine.com – How fast is our universe expanding? In recent years, astronomers are finding strangely different answers to a basic cosmic number dubbed the Hubble constant.
Source: Wendy L. Freedman, et al. The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program. VIII. An Independent Determination of the Hubble Constant Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch. arXiv, 2019.
discovermagazine.com – The bird learned new dance moves on his own, researchers find, a novelty in the animal world.
Source: R. Joanne Jao Keehn, John R. Iversen, Irena Schulz, Aniruddh D. Patel. Spontaneity and diversity of movement to music are not uniquely human. Current Biology, 2019.
discovermagazine.com – Australopiths depended on breast milk when other foods were meager. This emergency diet may have made it harder for the species to survive in the long-term.
Source: Renaud Joannes-Boyau, et al. Elemental signatures of Australopithecus africanus teeth reveal seasonal dietary stress. Nature, 2019.
upi.com – Nutrient recycling is essential for ecological health and marine biodiversity. New research suggests viruses help promote the turnover of vital nutrients.
Source: Chana F. Kranzler, et al. Silicon limitation facilitates virus infection and mortality of marine diatoms. Nature Microbiology, 2019.
sciencedaily.com – Researchers have developed an ultra responsive and robust artificial nervous system for e-skins.
Source: Wang Wei Lee, et al. A neuro-inspired artificial peripheral nervous system for scalable electronic skins. Science Robotics, 2019.