A Universal Shield Against All COVID-19 Variants

COVID Nasal Vaccine

Researchers at the University of Helsinki have developed TriSb92, a molecule that can effectively prevent infection from all known SARS-CoV-2 variants when administered nasally. The molecule targets a common region in the virus’s spike protein and inhibits its functioning. Experiments on cell cultures and animal models have shown its efficacy against even the latest variants, … Read more

6 Challenges – Identified by Scientists – That Humans Face With Artificial Intelligence

Brain Artificial Intelligence Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and act like humans. AI technologies enable computers to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and language translation. A study led by a professor from the University of Central Florida … Read more

A Hole New World [Video]

Ozone Hole 2020

Earth’s Ozone Hole 2020. Credit: ESA In the 1980s, scientists discovered a gaping hole in Earth’s ozone layer, caused by humanmade chemicals. But thanks to the historical Montreal Protocol, the world came together to take bold action to save our planet. Decades later, we can see the steady recovery of the ozone hole. How did … Read more

Can Listening to Mozart Help Alleviate Epilepsy?

Brain Waves Activity Signals

Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures or convulsions. It affects people of all ages and can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild to severe. Recent research conducted by psychologists at the University of Vienna has found that there is no scientific basis for the claimed beneficial impact of Mozart’s Sonata … Read more

Unleashing Evolution’s Future or Playing With Ethical Fire?

DNA Genetic Editing Concept

In a new opinion paper published in Trends in Genetics, evolutionary geneticist Asher Cutter highlights the ethical and scientific considerations surrounding “genetic welding,” the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology to alter the evolutionary course of organisms by inserting easily-spread genes. Cutter emphasizes the need to examine the potential long-term consequences of genetic welding on natural populations … Read more

Meditation and Training Are Better Than Drugs and Alcohol

Creative Innovation Concept Illustration

Researchers have debunked the myth that drugs enhance creativity. Their psychological study found narcotics to be ineffective in inspiring imagination. Instead, complex training programs, meditation, and cultural exposure were identified as the most effective ways to boost creativity. The findings are particularly relevant for those who rely on their creativity for a living and offer … Read more

12 Recommendations To Protect the Integrity of Survey Research

Scientific Research Survey Data

By Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania March 28, 2023 Survey research plays a vital role in informing policy decisions, political campaigns, and understanding societal needs. However, recent concerns about refusal rates, inaccurate forecasts, contradictory findings, and declining trust in institutions have raised questions about the reliability of surveys. In response, an … Read more

New Algorithm Transforms Climate Studies

Planet Earth

Clouds play a crucial role in regulating Earth’s climate, impacting the water cycle, atmospheric dynamics, and energy balance. Studying them, however, has been challenging due to limitations in spaceborne imaging technology. Researchers from the Technion have developed an efficient inverse rendering framework for 3D cloud distribution recovery. This breakthrough, published in Intelligent Computing, addresses previous … Read more

Leaky Soyuz Spaceship Departs Space Station and Lands in Kazakhstan

Roscosmos Mission Control Evaluating New Spacecraft Coolant Leak – Launch Date of Replacement Spacecraft Under Review

The Soyuz MS-22 crew ship is pictured docked to the Rassvet module. In the background, the Prichal docking module is attached to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module. Credit: NASA The uncrewed Roscosmos Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft made an automated, parachute-assisted landing in Kazakhstan at 7:46 a.m. EDT (5:46 p.m. Kazakhstan time) on Tuesday after undocking as … Read more

Can AI Help Find Life on Mars or Icy Worlds?

Alien Icy Worlds Exoplanets

A recent study led by SETI Institute Senior Research Scientist Kim Warren-Rhodes and published in Nature Astronomy brings us closer to discovering extraterrestrial life by mapping scarce life forms in extreme environments. The interdisciplinary research focuses on life hidden within salt domes, rocks, and crystals at Salar de Pajonales, situated at the border of the … Read more