Vitamin D deficiency leads to the loss of connections between neurons Research from the University of Queensland may explain why vitamin D is so important for the brain and why its deficiency leads to a range of cognitive disorders, including depression and schizophrenia.
New plant species are conquering mountain necks. This is also happening in the Tatra Mountains Researchers from various European countries, including Poland, have observed an accelerated increase in plant species richness on mountain tops. The situation has been linked to global warming, and its victims may be those species that have lived there for centuries.
NCBJ begins work on isotopic energy accumulators Research on the rhenium isotope 186m, which could prove to be a useful energy store in the future, has begun at the National Center for Nuclear Research in Swierk. The research work will be funded through a grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL).
Cyanobacterial blooms as a result of Baltic overfertilization Algae and cyanobacteria blooms in the Baltic occur when organic components: nitrogen and phosphorus compounds are also supplied there, and the sea water temperature remains high. These blooms are the result of overfertilization of the Baltic Sea, WWF reminds us.
TESS mission launch postponed The launch of the TESS mission scheduled for the night of April 16-17 has been canceled. SpaceX, whose Falcon 9 rocket is to carry the telescope, has announced the need for additional analysis of the rocket’s navigational controls.
New neurons are formed even in old age In human brains, new neurons continue to form throughout adulthood, according to a new study. Scientists have found signs of neurogenesis – the process of producing new nerve cells – even in the brains of the elderly.
According to preliminary findings, Uber’s autopilot is not to blame for pedestrian’s death The fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian by an autonomous Uber vehicle occurred on Sunday evening. A driver was present in the car, however, he used an autopilot. Preliminary police findings indicate that avoiding the accident was impossible and the autopilot is not…
Unfolded egg discovered in fossilized bird remains Chinese scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of a bird in whose body an undecomposed egg was preserved. The bones belong to a previously unknown species of sparrow-sized bird that lived about 110 million years ago. This is the first such discovery in history.
It won’t be soon that we’ll be buying lab-raised meat in our stores. The industry has problems Private investment in lab-bred meat continues to grow. Various companies are outdoing themselves with promises of unlimited access to delicious nuggets, steaks and hamburgers made in labs and not from farmed animals. But we’ve heard these assurances years…
Scientists have created a simulation of the Sagittarius A* black hole using VR technology Scientists have used new technologies and the vast amount of data collected while studying the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy to create a video that we can watch in 360 degrees in VR technology. With it, we…