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Phys.org / Expanding global cold chains: Effective adaptation, or dangerous contribution to climate change?

Keeping food cold as it moves through the supply chain is crucial to fighting food insecurity, preventing food waste, and supporting agricultural livelihoods and economies throughout the developing world.

5 minutes ago in Earth
Medical Xpress / What is Melanotan-II, the drug that consumers are urged to avoid?

A TikTok influencer grins into the camera. Shirtless, his bronzed skin contrasts on a light background.

45 minutes ago in Medications
Phys.org / Power struggles in nature can be more subtle, nuanced and strategic than just dog-eat-dog

Scientists used to think power in animals played out in a tidy and simple way. Nature is a dog-eat-dog place. Rams butt heads in a thunderous spectacle, and the winning male gets to mate with a female. Bigger, stronger, meaner ...

55 minutes ago in Biology
Medical Xpress / Infant screen use linked to alterations in cortical EEG before age 2

Infant screen use is associated with alterations in cortical electroencephalography (EEG) activity before age 2 years, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in JAMA Pediatrics.

35 minutes ago in Pediatrics
Phys.org / Earwigs are the hero single mothers of the insect world, and good for your garden too

You lift a stone and staring up at you is a little insect with its tail curled and pincers ready to inflict who knows what. Then you see its attendants—tiny white insects, huddled underneath. Should you drop the stone and ...

35 minutes ago in Biology
Medical Xpress / Step up! Here's how to start a healthy walking habit

Starting a walking routine is simple because it requires so little: comfortable, supportive walking shoes and your own two feet.

55 minutes ago in Sports medicine & Kinesiology
Tech Xplore / Researchers develop a novel reconfigurable device that can bridge the gap between processor and memory

Developing energy efficient high performing computing devices (i.e., devices that not only consume little power, but also compute information rapidly) is a key goal of edge computing research. Combining the memory components ...

2 minutes ago in Hardware
Medical Xpress / How many daily steps do you need to lose weight?

It's clear that staying active is key to being healthy, and fitness trackers and smartwatches have become popular tools for tracking activity.

25 minutes ago in Overweight & Obesity
Medical Xpress / In-office mapping of the heart without the need for surgery or CT scans for the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia

For almost a hundred years, the primary way to diagnose a patient with cardiac arrhythmia has been using a standard electrocardiogram (ECG). This technique allows the detection of these pathologies, but it is of little use ...

6 minutes ago in Cardiology
Phys.org / Does failing to detect aliens mean we'll never be contacted?

In a recent paper submitted to The Astronomical Journal in November 2022, a scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne quantifies how the Earth has not heard a radio signal from an extraterrestrial technological ...

23 minutes ago in Astronomy & Space
Medical Xpress / FDA committee votes unanimously in favor of a one-shot COVID-19 vaccine approach. Five questions answered

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's key science advisory panel, the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, met on Jan. 26, 2023, to chart a path forward for COVID-19 vaccine policy. During the all-day ...

Phys.org / The Auckland floods are a sign of things to come: The city needs stormwater systems fit for climate change

The extraordinary flood event Auckland experienced on the night of January 27, the eve of the city's anniversary weekend, was caused by rainfall that was literally off the chart.

45 minutes ago in Earth