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  • Apple cracks $90B in a single quarter for the first time as the iPhone returns to glory
    What a difference a year makes. Just 12 months after Apple surprisingly revised down its quarterly earnings and reported lagging iPhone sales, the grass is much greener on this side of the calendar. You might say Midnight Greener.For Apple’s first fiscal quarter of 2020 (which includes the final three months of 2019), the company posted record revenue of $91.8 billion, topping its own estimates and besting last year’s holiday quarter by nearly 10 percent. iPhone sales alone were up more than 7 percent, as the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro proved to be strong holiday sellers. That’s not quite a record—Apple sold $61 billion worth of iPhones in the 2018 holiday quarter—but it’s the strongest results in two years.To read this article in full, please click here
  • Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 with multiple bug fixes and UWB location toggle
    Another week, another iOS beta bugfix release. The staggered and piecemeal release of iOS 13 has been anything but smooth. When iOS 13.3 was released, we thought Apple might be done fixing bugs and adding features for awhile (at least until the new year). But several important issues have cropped up, prompting the release of iOS 13.3.1.Update 01/28/20: Apple has released iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1.What’s new in iOS 13.3.1 Networking & Wireless location After some concerns that the new Ultra-wideband wireless chip allowed for tracking users’ location, Apple has added a switch to disable location tracking for networking and wireless functions. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services to find it.To read this article in full, please click here
  • Ring admits its Android app uses third-party trackers following EFF report
    Ring's Android app uses multiple third-party trackers to deliver customer data to companies other than Amazon.
  • When it comes to augmented reality, it’s glasses or bust
    Augmented reality (AR) is the next big thing. At least, that’s what Tim Cook believes, and he’s not alone. There are several companies betting on AR as the next great computing platform. Apple has been building tools for AR development for iPhone and iPad for a few years now.AR is here today on our iPhones and iPads. Why isn’t it a bigger deal? Why aren't everyday users as excited about the potential of AR as Tim Cook is? Why aren’t all our everyday apps rushing to make it a core feature, or even an essential one?To read this article in full, please click here
  • Complaining season: The 2020 iPhones
    If it’s January, it must be time to start complaining about the fall iPhones. Waiting until February is for suckers.The expected design of the iPhone 12 is a radical departure from every iPhone since the iPhone 6, doing away with the rounded edges in favor of a flat edge like that of the current iPad line. Further, Apple’s expected to add a smaller phone to the fall lineup, a 5.4-inch iPhone 12, that will be smaller than the iPhone 8.Sounds like a big switch after six years with the same edge design and three without a new phone that can even remotely be considered small. So what’s the take over at the Forbes contributor network and lightly-used holiday ham resale outlet? Well, Gordon Kelly is ready to give us the 411 on the 12. (Tip o’ the antlers to Todd.)To read this article in full, please click here
  • Aqara Smart Home Starter Kit review: This muddy smart home kit has a glimmer of promise
    This bare-bones, but budget-friendly kit covers just the basics and is very weak in terms of home security.
  • The best smart lock for a keyless home
    Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.
  • Apple TV+ original shows, series, and movies: Apple picks up documentary 'Boys State'
    Apple is planting its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that features only original programming—no reruns of hit TV shows or last year’s blockbuster movies.The company is said to be spending several billion dollars a year on original programming. That’s a lot of TV! What can you get for all that money? Apple is attracting some of the best talent in TV and film production, including huge stars and directors, and locking down the television and movie rights to best-selling books.Though the service is relatively new and has few shows available now, there’s a lot in the works. This is a list of all its content for it that we know of so far, along with details about prominent stars, directors, producers, and release dates.To read this article in full, please click here
  • How to remove your iCloud account and Apple ID from a transferred computer
    Apple uses an Apple ID across its whole ecosystem to identify you for syncing, purchases, and more. What happens when you sell or give away a Mac and think you’ve wiped all traces of your identity, but the Mac keeps prompting the new user or owner with your Apple ID account email and asking for its password?If that’s happening, it’s likely you or the new possessor didn’t wipe the machine completely. I recommend that you perform a complete wipe when handing off a computer. You can then use a Time Machine or clone of the drive to restore purchases that you are transferring the licenses for along with the machine, software that is free to use without a license or doesn’t require a transfer, and any documents, photos, and other files you’re including.To read this article in full, please click here
  • iOS 14 Wishlist: 10 ways Apple can take the iPhone to the next level
    Last year, after the debut of iOS 12, I put together a list of features I hoped to see in iOS 13. And Apple listened!Okay, it’s not likely that anybody at Apple read my article and altered a single plan based on it, but the company did give several of the things I’ve been asking for.There’s still a lot left on the table, though. So many more features and significant changes that seem easy to identify (if not easy to develop) that would make iPhones more useful.I want about a million things for iOS 14 (multiple timers, for example) but many are small tweaks not worth getting worked up about. Here’s a list of the ten biggest and most far-reaching features I hope to see in iOS 14.To read this article in full, please click here
  • Amazon Echo Studio review: Not quite the best smart speaker, but a fantastic value
    The more-expensive Google Home Max delivers higher fidelity, and Sonos has the better multi-room ecosystem, but Amazon’s best Echo shouldn’t be overlooked.
  • Roborock S5 Max review: Precision water control sets this robot vacuum/mop hybrid apart
    New mopping options--and powerful suction--make this a complete cleaner.
  • ‘Butter Royale’ impressions: ‘Fortnite’ as a food fight
    People often tell me that too much cholesterol will kill me, but I never imagined that specific death would come in the form of a wall of butter smothering the landscape. And that’s not all I have to worry about. I’ve also got 31 other people intent on slaying me with sweets. Fortunately, I raided the fridge and found a Gatling gun that spits out hot dogs.You, too, can get a taste of such delicious adventures in Butter Royale, Apple Arcade’s latest release. As you might have guessed from the name, it’s a battle royale shooter in the vein of Fortnite, but it simplifies the gameplay down to twin-stick shooting that works fine with either a touchscreen or a gamepad like the PlayStation DualShock 4. However, I balked a bit: Another battle royale game? Aren’t these things supposed to be on the way out?To read this article in full, please click here
  • Here are all the Apple Arcade games that support controllers
    Apple Arcade is here, and you can play some of the subscription service’s many games with select models of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers as well as Mfi (Made for iOS) controllers!During Apple Arcade’s announcement, though, Apple gave the impression that all Apple Arcade games would work with gamepads (in part because the service will eventually also come to macOS and tvOS), but it turns out that’s not entirely true. Some games have interfaces solely designed for touchscreens—at least on iPhone and iPad. To read this article in full, please click here
  • Apple Arcade: 'Butter Royale' out now
    Apple’s new Apple Arcade subscription-based gaming service is finally here. It’s basically Apple’s way of helping customers sort through the chaff in the App Store, as the highly curated service features premium games that are untainted by in-app purchases and ads. If all goes well, it could elevate the perception of mobile gaming in general.Got questions? We've got plenty of answers. Updated 1/24/20: Added Butter Royale to the list of available games. It's a battle royale game like Fortnite, but in the form of a food fight!To read this article in full, please click here
  • Hands on with the first Mac: Apple's Macintosh 128K
    On January 24, 1984, Apple released the Macintosh 128K. Macworld U.K. took a look at the computer to see what it's like to use a vintage Mac.( read this article in full, please click here
  • In the beginning: The making of the Mac
    January 24, 2020 marks the 36th anniversary of the unveiling of the Macintosh. Here’s a look back at the course of events that led to the Mac as we know it.( read this article in full, please click here
  • 4 places where Apple can improve its integration of hardware, software, and services
    Apple spends a lot of time talking up its secret sauce: that combination of hardware, software, and services that allow it to make what it believes are the best technology products on the planet.And, as users of Apple products, most of us probably agree that this is generally the case. But even as good as the integration between these three legs of the company’s stool is, there are still some places that it falls weirdly short. Hardware and software that don’t work together, services that don’t provide the necessary glue.Maybe they’re use cases that Apple doesn’t consider particularly necessary, or maybe the company just hasn’t gotten around to them yet. Whatever the case, they stick out like a sore thumb. Here are just a few examples of integration that’s, well, less than integrated.To read this article in full, please click here
  • How to get certified for a hard drive you erased
    It’s relatively easy to erase the contents of a drive on a Mac. But what if you’re asked to prove you did so? Some companies, government agencies, and other organizations have an internal or legal requirement to erase drives securely. While the IT department may handle this at large organizations, you might be asked (as one reader was) to provide documentation before disposing of a company computer.Fortunately, this isn’t an odd request. And it’s not terribly expensive even for an individual to conform to. There’s a category of software that’s available across many different platforms from many firms that is designed to not just perform erasure meeting a variety of industry or military standards, but can also produce a certification report at the end.To read this article in full, please click here
  • Sonos changes tack on “legacy” hardware
    Older hardware still won’t get new software features after May, but operating them won’t prevent firmware updates for new hardware.
  • Best password managers: Reviews of the top products
    The best password is one you probably can't easily remember—that's why a password manager is so crucial to your online security. We review LastPass, Dashlane, Keeper, 1Password, and others to find the best one for managing passwords.
  • Best iPhone 11 cases: For iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max
    Just three days before my iPhone 11 Pro arrived, I was harshly reminded of how important it is to have a phone good case when my poor iPhone XS Max decided to dive into the concrete—three days before I was supposed to trade it in. The screen cracked, and in a rarity for me, I wasn’t using a case.That’s partially why great care was taken to create this list of the best cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Since the designs for the three phones (and cases) are all so similar this year, we’ve compiled them all into one listing and provided links to each model. Over on the right, you’ll see a link to “See More,” and these links will almost always go to the iPhone 11 version. If you don’t see a price listing for a particular model, that means there isn’t one.To read this article in full, please click here
  • Macworld's February Digital Magazine: Apple's new Mac Pro
    Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine. In the February issue In the February issue we’ve got our first look at the new Mac Pro and we’ve got everything you need to know about Apple’s new high-end desktop. Take your iPhone or iPad photo skills to the next level and learn how to take advantage of photo-editing tools in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.Also in this month’s issue:• MacUser: Why Apple’s next step with the Mac should be consumer-focusedTo read this article in full, please click here
  • Apple debuts Apple Watch Connected gym rewards program
    Apple has just rolled out a new gym partnership initiative called “Apple Watch Connected.” With it, qualifying gyms can reward users for meeting certain workout criteria with their Apple Watches, as well as provide a more seamless buying and class scheduling experience. The program is debuting in only four gyms in the U.S.—Basecamp, Crunch Fitness, Orange Theory, and YMCA—with only “select locations” for each. All four gyms will expand the program throughout 2020, and Apple plans to work with additional gyms in the future.According to CNBC, it is free for gyms to participate, as long as they meet the following four criteria:To read this article in full, please click here
  • How to switch up your Apple ID if you’re leaving an organization that needs account access
    An Apple ID is a powerful hub for one’s Apple-centric identity. However, what if you use your Apple ID within an organization—an organization that needs access to Apple ID-linked purchases, email, developer resources, and other Cupertino-connected sites and services—and you’re retiring or moving to another place of employment?Take measures before it’s too late for the handoff. This is especially important when two-factor authentication (2FA) is enabled, because your former group could wind up locked out of an account.First, Apple lets you change the address associated with an Apple ID under a variety of circumstances. The easiest method is if you’re using an address that’s anything but an Apple-managed one that ends in,, or, as you can change that address to anything—including an Apple-managed one. (I provide the step-by-step instructions in this November 2018 column.)To read this article in full, please click here
  • iPad at 10: Why apps made the iPad a success
    It’s hard to believe that January 27 marks the tenth anniversary of the announcement of the iPad. As impressive as that first iPad was in terms of hardware, a decade later it’s clear that the iPad succeeded because of Apple’s focus on native iPad apps from the very first day.Sit down and lean back If you go back and watch Steve Jobs’s keynote introducing the iPad, you’ll see the brilliance of Apple’s roll-out strategy. To start it all off, there’s a big comfy chair on stage, something you never see at Apple keynotes. That chair allowed Jobs and other presenters to show that the iPad was a comfortable device meant to be used casually.To read this article in full, please click here
  • Cord-cutting and sports: 5 ways to squeeze out more savings
    Cord-cutting might not save as much money for sports fans, but these tips can help.
  • Garadget review: Open your garage door with open-source technology
    If you have the patience for delving into user forums if you need help, Garadget is worth a look.
  • Apple TV+ FAQ: Everything you need to know
    Apple has joined the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max with its own exclusive streaming service, Apple TV+. The new service, which launched on November 1 last year, features a wide assortment of TV shows funded by Apple’s mountainous cash pile, and the Cupertino company is sparing no expense in its attempt to lure viewers with some of the best-known actors, writers, and directors.Below, you’ll find a compendium of everything we know about the ambitious service, and we’ll keep it updated as we encounter credible rumors and get news from Apple itself.To read this article in full, please click here
  • FotoMagico for iPad review: Create stunning animated slideshows on the go
    If you want to breathe new life into static photos with minimal effort, there’s no better method than FotoMagico 5 for macOS, which we hailed as “more impressive than pulling rabbits out of a magic hat” in our May, 2016 review. For nearly 15 years, this slideshow creation software has been the go-to solution for casual shutterbugs and professional photographers alike.Fortunately, FotoMagico is now available for iPad, providing a way to assemble great slideshows from anywhere. Best of all, Mac project files are interchangeable with the iPad version, so you can start a project on one device and finish on another.To read this article in full, please click here


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  • Assessing geographic origins of ancient humans
    Working with lead isotopes taken from tooth enamel of prehistoric animals, researchers have developed a new method for assessing the geographic origins of ancient humans.
  • High school GPAs are stronger predictors of college graduation than ACT scores
    Students' high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study.
  • Air pollution impacts can be heart-stopping
    There is an increased risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest even from short-term exposure to low concentrations of dangerously small particulate matter PM2.5, an international study has found, noting an association with gaseous pollutants such as those from coal burning, wildfires/bushfires and motor vehicles. The authors call for a tightening of standards worldwide; the findings also point to the need to transition to cleaner energy.
  • Artificial intelligence predicts treatment outcome for diabetes-related vision loss
    A new approach that uses artificial intelligence to analyze retinal images could one day help doctors select the best treatment for patients with vision loss from diabetic macular edema. This diabetes complication is a major cause of vision loss among working-age adults.
  • For cheaper solar cells, thinner really is better
    Researchers have outlined a pathway to slashing costs further, this time by slimming down the silicon cells themselves.
  • Nanoparticle chomps away plaques that cause heart attacks
    Scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away -- from the inside out -- portions of plaques that cause heart attacks.
  • Hey Google, are my housemates using my smart speaker?
    Surveys show that consumers are worried that smart speakers are eavesdropping on their conversations and day-to-day lives. Now researchers have found that people are also concerned about something else: friends, family and others who may have access to these devices.
  • Zinc lozenges did not shorten the duration of colds
    Administration of zinc acetate lozenges to common cold patients did not shorten colds in a randomized trial.
  • As seen in movies, new meta-hologram can be used as a communication tool
    Scientists have developed a multiplexed meta-hologram device operating at visible light. The newly developed technique can transmit information to multiple users from different locations. This can be employed in many hologram applications such as performance, exhibitions, automobiles and more.
  • New knowledge on how different brain cell types contribute to our movements
    Researchers have mapped how different nerve cells in the brain area striatum process information to plan and execute our movements at just the right time and with the right vigor. The results show that different cell types in the striatum receive signals from completely different parts of the cerebral cortex and thus respond to different types of information.
  • Second of its kind 'sharpshooter' leafhopper from Brazil 'strikes' with its coloration
    When, in 2014, Brazilian researchers stumbled across a red-eyed leafhopper feeding inside bromeliads, growing in the restingas of southeastern Brazil, they were certain it was a one-of-a-kind discovery. Several years later, however, fieldwork in a mountainous area in the region ended up with the description of the second known case of a bromelicolous leafhopper. Thanks to its striking coloration, the new sharpshooter appeared even more spectacular.
  • Major Asia gene study to help doctors battle disease
    'Under-representation of Asian populations in genetic studies has meant that medical relevance for more than half of the human population is reduced,' one researcher said.
  • Tiny salamander's huge genome may harbor the secrets of regeneration
    If scientists can find the genetic basis for the axolotl's ability to regenerate, they might be able to find ways to restore damaged tissue in humans. But they have been thwarted in the attempt by another peculiarity of the axolotl -- it has the largest genome of any animal yet sequenced, 10 times larger than that of humans.
  • Biomarkers of brain function may lead to clinical tests for hidden hearing loss
    A pair of biomarkers of brain function -- one that represents 'listening effort,' and another that measures ability to process rapid changes in frequencies -- may help to explain why a person with normal hearing may struggle to follow conversations in noisy environments. The researchers hoped the study could inform the design of next-generation clinical testing for hidden hearing loss, a condition that cannot currently be measured using standard hearing exams.
  • Research offers promise for treating schizophrenia
    Psychologists show that targeting one particular symptom of schizophrenia has a positive effect on other symptoms.
  • Rethinking land conservation to protect species that will need to move with climate change
    A new study finds that many species of animals and plants likely will need to migrate under climate change, and that conservation efforts will also need to shift to be effective.
  • Walnuts may slow cognitive decline in at-risk elderly
    Eating walnuts may help slow cognitive decline in at-risk groups of the elderly population, according to a study conducted by researchers in California and Spain.
  • Scientists short-circuit maturity in insects, opening new paths to disease prevention
    New research shows, contrary to previous scientific belief, a hormone required for sexual maturity in insects cannot travel across the blood-brain barrier unless aided by a transporter protein. The finding may soon allow scientists to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing, or to boost reproduction in beneficial bumblebees.
  • Method detects defects in 2D materials for future electronics, sensors
    To further shrink electronic devices and to lower energy consumption, the semiconductor industry is interested in using 2D materials, but manufacturers need a quick and accurate method for detecting defects in these materials to determine if the material is suitable for device manufacture. Now a team of researchers has developed a technique to quickly and sensitively characterize defects in 2D materials.
  • Study examines prostate cancer treatment decisions
    A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 US men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function in order to clarify expectations and enable men to make informed choices about care.
  • New study debunks myth of Cahokia's Native American lost civilization
    An archaeologist has dug up ancient human feces, among other demographic clues, to challenge the narrative around the legendary demise of Cahokia, North America's most iconic pre-Columbian metropolis.
  • Driven by Earth's orbit, climate changes in Africa may have aided human migration
    New research describes a dynamic climate and vegetation model that explains when regions across Africa, areas of the Middle East, and the Mediterranean were wetter and drier and how the plant composition changed in tandem, possibly providing migration corridors throughout time.
  • Finely tuned nervous systems allowed birds and mammals to adopt smoother strides
    A study suggests that neuromuscular adaptations in mammals and birds may have allowed them to become more nimble than reptiles and amphibians.
  • New gene correction therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
    Duchenne type muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common hereditary muscular disease among children, leaving them wheelchair-bound before the age of 12 and reducing life expectancy. Researchers have developed a gene therapy that may provide permanent relief for those suffering from DMD.
  • Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm
    A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected by climate extremes such as hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, droughts and fires.
  • Patterns of thinning of Antarctica's biggest glacier are opposite to previously observed
    Using the latest satellite technology from the European Space Agency (ESA), scientists have been tracking patterns of mass loss from Pine Island -- Antarctica's largest glacier.
  • New look at odd holes involved in taste, Alzheimer's, asthma
    Large holes in our cells have been implicated in depression, Alzehimer's disease, asthma, and even taste. Now, we know what two kinds of these pores look like, potentially creating new opportunities to discover effective treatment options.
  • Benefits of conservation efforts may not yet be fully visible
    Last year, a UN report on global biodiversity warned one million species are at risk of extinction within decades, putting the world's natural life-support systems in jeopardy. But new work offers new hope that in some cases, conservation measures may not necessarily be failing, it is just too early to see the progress that is being made.
  • Cutting road transport pollution could help plants grow
    Cutting emissions of particular gases could improve conditions for plants, allowing them to grow faster and capture more carbon, new research suggests.
  • Buildings can become a global CO2 sink if made out of wood instead of cement and steel
    A material revolution replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization. First, it can avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production. Second, it can turn buildings into a carbon sink as they store the CO2 taken up from the air by trees that are harvested and used as engineered timber.
  • Parkinson's disease may start before birth
    People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new research. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these disease processes.
  • Oceanographers predict increase in phytoplankton by 2100
    A neural network-driven Earth system model has led oceanographers to a surprising conclusion: phytoplankton populations will grow in low-latitude waters by the end of the 21st century.
  • Current model for storing nuclear waste is incomplete
    The materials the United States and other countries plan to use to store high level nuclear waste will likely degrade faster than anyone previously knew, because of the way those materials interact, new research shows. The findings show that corrosion of nuclear waste storage materials accelerates because of changes in the chemistry the nuclear waste solution, and because of the way the materials interact with one another.
  • Researchers identify opportunities to advance genomic medicine
    New study highlights milestones in the history of genetic discoveries; equitable and fair access required to address disparities.
  • Researchers advance solar material production
    A team has developed a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride (CdTe) material for solar cells or other applications, a discovery that could advance the solar industry and make it more competitive.
  • Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health
    A green, single-celled organism called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has served as a model species for topics spanning algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. While algae have been used as dietary nutraceuticals that provide beneficial oils, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and antioxidants, the benefits of consuming C. reinhardtii were previously unexplored. Researchers have now completed the first study in humans demonstrating that C. reinhardtii helps improve human gastrointestinal problems related to irritable bowel syndrome, including diarrhea, gas and bloating.
  • More rain and less snow means increased flood risk
    By analyzing more than two decades of data in the western US, scientists have shown that flood sizes increase exponentially as a higher fraction of precipitation falls as rain, offering insight into how flood risks may change in a warming world with less snow.
  • Sea level rise to cause major economic impact in the absence of further climate action
    Rising sea levels, a direct impact of the Earth's warming climate, is intensifying coastal flooding. The findings of a new study show that the projected negative economy-wide effects of coastal flooding are already significant until 2050, but are then predicted to increase substantially towards the end of the century if no further climate action on mitigation and adaptation is taken.
  • How to take a picture of a light pulse
    Until now, complex experimental equipment was required to measure the shape of a light pulse. Now, it can be done in a tiny crystal with the size of less than a milimeter. This can be used to study new materials or even even to reliably and quickly detect diseases by examining tiny blood samples.
  • 19th-century bee cells in a Panamanian cathedral shed light on human impact on ecosystems
    About 120 clusters of 19th-century orchid bee nests were found during restoration work on the altarpiece of Basilica Cathedral in Casco Viejo (Panamá). Having conducted the first pollen analysis for these extremely secretive insects, the researchers identified the presence of 48 plant species, representing 23 families. The findings give a precious insight into the role of natural ecosystems, their component species and the human impact on them.
  • Science at the interface: Bioinspired materials reveal useful properties
    Researchers explore new materials with physical properties that can be custom-tailored to suit particular needs. The work is inspired by mechanisms in nature, where the complex three-dimensional structure of surrounding proteins influences the electrochemical properties of metals at their core.
  • Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash
    Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by turning waste into valuable graphene that can then strengthen concrete and other composite materials.
  • With high fiber diets, more protein may mean more bloating
    People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according to a study.
  • How cells sort and recycle their components
    What can be reused and what can be disposed of? Cells also face this tricky task. Researchers have now discovered a cellular machine, called FERARI, that sorts out usable proteins for recycling.
  • Keto diet works best in small doses, mouse study finds
    A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99 percent of calories from fat and only 1 percent from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term, but negative effects after about a week, researchers found in a study of mice.
  • AI to help monitor behavior
    Algorithms based on artificial intelligence do better at supporting educational and clinical decision-making, according to a new study.
  • Children to bear the burden of negative health effects from climate change
    The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a recent article.
  • A sustainable alternative to crude oil
    A research team has developed a new polyamide family which can be produced from a byproduct of cellulose production -- a successful example for a more sustainable economy with bio-based materials.
  • An egg a day not tied to risk of heart disease
    The controversy about whether eggs are good or bad for your heart health may be solved, and about one a day is fine. A team of researchers found the answer by analyzing data from three large, long-term multinational studies.
  • Enhancing drug testing with human body-on-chip systems
    Scientists have devised a functioning comprehensive multi-Organ-on-a-Chip (Organ Chip) platform that enables effective preclinical drug testing of human drug pharmacology.
  • Nearly all middle school teachers are highly stressed
    Researchers have found that 94% of middle school teachers experience high levels of stress, which could contribute to negative outcomes for students. Researchers say that reducing the burden of teaching experienced by so many teachers is critical to improve student success -- both academically and behaviorally.
  • Micro-scaled method holds promise as improved cancer diagnostic platform
    A new method analyzes the combination of tumor genetic material (genomics) with deep protein and phosphoprotein characterization (proteomics) using a single-needle core biopsy from a patient's tumor, providing more detailed information about the cancer than conventional approaches.
  • Recreational fishers catching more sharks and rays
    Recreational fishers are increasingly targeting sharks and rays, a situation that is causing concern among researchers.
  • Unanticipated response to estrogen at the single cell level
    Researchers found that not only do individual mammalian cells in a population fail to respond synchronously to estrogen stimulation, neither do individual gene copies, known as alleles.
  • First-of-its-kind technology lights up lung cancer cells, helps improve patient outcomes
    A groundbreaking tumor-highlighting technology -- OTL38 -- enhances the visualization of lung cancer tissue, providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more cancer than previously possible.
  • The sexes have equal spatial cognition skills
    Men are not better than women at spatial cognition -- such as map reading -- is the principal finding from ground-breaking work.
  • PET/MRI identifies notable breast cancer imaging biomarkers
    Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the presence and risk of malignancy, according to new research.
  • Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes
    Researchers used a novel technique to study the faults in the Japan Trench, the subduction zone where the magnitude 9.1 Tohoku-Oki earthquake struck in 2011. Their findings reveal a long history of large earthquakes in this fault zone, where they found multiple faults with evidence of more than 10 meters of slip during large earthquakes.
  • New portable tool analyzes microbes in the environment
    Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms - too tiny to be seen by the naked eye - and their response to threats to their ecosystems. Researchers have created just such a tool, a portable device that could be used to assess microbes, screen for antibiotic-resistant bacteria and analyze algae that live in coral reefs.
  • Marine heat wave linked with spike in whale entanglements
    Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of marine heat waves -- warm water anomalies that disrupt marine ecosystems -- and this is creating new challenges for fisheries management and ocean conservation. A new study shows how the record-breaking marine heat wave of 2014 to 2016 caused changes along the US West Coast that led to an unprecedented spike in the numbers of whales that became entangled in fishing gear.

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