Category: Science

New catalyst meets challenge of cleaning exhaust from modern engines

New catalyst meets challenge of cleaning exhaust from modern engines

Researchers have created a catalyst capable of reducing pollutants at the lower temperatures expected in advanced engines. …read more

Visitor patterns and emerging activities in Finish national parks revealed by social media posts

Visitor patterns and emerging activities in Finish national parks revealed by social media posts

Social media data provide a reliable information to support decision-making in national parks. …read more

First-of-its-kind chemical oscillator offers new level of molecular control

First-of-its-kind chemical oscillator offers new level of molecular control

Researchers successfully constructed a first-of-its-kind chemical oscillator that uses DNA components. DNA molecules that follow specific instructions could offer more precise molecular control of synthetic chemical systems, a discovery that opens the door for engineers to create molecular machines with new and complex behaviors. …read more

Suicidal thoughts rapidly reduced with ketamine, finds study

Suicidal thoughts rapidly reduced with ketamine, finds study

Ketamine was significantly more effective than a commonly used sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed patients, according to researchers. They also found that ketamine’s anti-suicidal effects occurred within hours after its administration. …read more

MRSA risk at northeast Ohio beaches

MRSA risk at northeast Ohio beaches

A study conducted in 2015 shows a higher-than-expected prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at beaches around Lake Erie. …read more

Bioluminescent worm found to have iron superpowers

Bioluminescent worm found to have iron superpowers

Researchers have made a discovery with potential human health impacts in a parchment tubeworm, found to have ferritin with the fastest catalytic performance ever described. …read more

Intervention offered in school readiness program boosts children’s self-regulation skills

Intervention offered in school readiness program boosts children’s self-regulation skills

Adding a daily 20 to 30 minute self-regulation intervention to a kindergarten readiness program significantly boosted children’s self-regulation and early academic skills, a researcher has found. …read more

Hope for one of the world’s rarest primates: First census of Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey

Hope for one of the world’s rarest primates: First census of Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey

A team of scientists recently completed the first-ever range-wide population census of the Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus kirkii) an endangered primate found only on the Zanzibar archipelago off the coast of East Africa. …read more

Coloring books make you feel better, but real art therapy much more potent

Coloring books make you feel better, but real art therapy much more potent

Many adult coloring books claim to be art therapy and can reduce negative feelings, but art therapists are significantly more impactful, a new study shows. …read more

Effects of climate change could accelerate by mid-century

Effects of climate change could accelerate by mid-century

Environmental models are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century, and a number of ecosystem and weather conditions could consistently decline even more in the future. …read more