SFL Educational News Service
Scientific Frontline Gallery
Our Purpose / Goal
Terms of Service
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Mass die-off of Magellanic penguins seen during 2019 heat wave
UW doctoral student Katie Holt examining adult Magellanic penguin corpses (circled) at Punta Tombo just after the Jan. 19, 2019 heat wave. J...
Measurements of trees’ impact on 5G transmissions could prove vital to using a new class of signal.
NIST researchers studied the effects of trees on millimeter waves, which are planned for use in 5G communication. Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST A...
Resolving the black hole ‘fuzzball or wormhole’ debate
Black holes really are giant fuzzballs, a new study says. The study attempts to put to rest the debate over Stephen Hawking’s famous informa...
Solving the disappearance of bears and lions with ancient DNA
Brown bears (or grizzly bears) mysteriously disappeared from some parts of North America for thousands of years prior to the last Ice Age an...
Honeydew contaminated with systemic insecticides threatens beneficial insects
Ants tend to soybean aphids feeding on a soybean plant. The ants will consume the sugary honeydew excreted by the aphids. Credit: Ian Grette...
How plants respond to heat stress
Prof. Brigitte Poppenberger and her team have elucidated the molecular signaling pathway for heat resistance in plants. Image: A. Heddergott...
Monday, January 3, 2022
Researchers reveal scale of prevalence of a condition that can cause type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure
Scientists at the University of Birmingham are calling for changes to healthcare policy following research which has shown for the first tim...
3D semiconductor particles offer 2D properties
When it comes to creating next-generation electronics, two-dimensional semiconductors have a big edge. They’re faster, more powerful and mor...
T cells fit to tackle Omicron, suggests
A transmission electron micrograph of negative-stained SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant virions, false-colored. Image: Dr Jason A. Roberts, Head o...
Secondary structures in DNA are associated with cancer
A new cancer study reports that DNA manifested as knot-like folds and third rungs between DNA’s two strands may drive cancer development and...
View web version