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Science – Page 296 – The Hamden Journal

Astronomy & Astrophysics 101: Saturn

Hubble View of Saturn 2019

The latest view of Saturn from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captures exquisite details of the ring system — which looks like a phonograph record with grooves that represent detailed structure within the rings — and atmospheric details that once could only be captured by spacecraft visiting the distant world. Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 observed … Read more

60% of Home “Compostable” Plastic Doesn’t Fully Decompose, Contaminating Our Soil

Compostable Plastic in Compost

Compostable plastic that has not fully disintegrated in compost bin. Credit: Citizen scientist image from www.bigcompostexperiment.org.uk In a UK-wide study, researchers found that 60% of home-compostable plastics do not fully disintegrate in home compost bins, and inevitably end up in our soil. The study also found that citizens are confused about the labels of compostable … Read more

Newly Identified Genetic Variant Predisposes People to Slimness

Human Body Genetics

However, the researchers caution that this discovery does not mean that people with this genetic variant can eat excessively without gaining weight. The study represents a major advancement in our understanding of the genetic factors that contribute to obesity and could potentially lead to new treatments for the condition. A new study conducted by researchers … Read more

Could Eating Tomatoes Improve Your Gut Health?

Ripe Tomatoes

The researchers discovered that young pigs that ate a diet high in tomatoes for two weeks had an increase in the diversity of their gut microbes and a shift in their gut bacteria towards a more favorable profile. According to researchers, the favorable results obtained from studies on pigs warrant further investigation in human subjects. … Read more

NASA’s IXPE Quickly Observes Aftermath of Incredible Cosmic Blast – “This Is Now or Never”

NASA’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) Celebrates 1 Year of Exploring the Cosmos

Artist’s representation of IXPE in Earth orbit. Credit: NASA NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory detected a high-energy blast of light from deep space on October 9, 2022. The light came from a powerful explosion called a gamma-ray burst dubbed GRB 221009A which ranks among the most luminous known. Around the … Read more

Global Warming in the Arctic Fuels Megafires on the Permafrost

Wildfire Front Siberian Arctic

A 30-kilometer-wide wildfire front detected in the Siberian Arctic at a latitude of 69.31°N on August 6, 2020. Sentinel-2 Infrared color image. Credit: Adrià Descals The Siberian Arctic experienced an unusual number of fires in 2019 and 2020. This raised concerns in the scientific community, as the Arctic has large areas of permafrost, a permanently … Read more

Scientists Have Discovered Unique Peptides With Anti-Cancer Potential

Numerous Cancer Cells

The researchers believe that the new approach could be more effective than existing cancer drugs. Researchers from the Technion and the University of Tokyo have identified unique peptides with potential anti-cancer properties. A study recently published in Nature Communications highlights the potential of unique peptides as anti-cancer agents. Peptides, which are short chains of amino … Read more

New Biomarker Can Detect Neurodegeneration in Blood

MRI Brain Scan Neuroscience Images

Neuroscientists have developed a groundbreaking test that can detect a unique marker of Alzheimer’s disease neurodegeneration in a blood sample. A group of neuroscientists developed a test to detect a novel marker of Alzheimer’s disease neurodegeneration in a blood sample. A study on their results, which was led by a University of Pittsburgh School of … Read more

Bad Sleep, Snoring, and Sleepiness During the Day Could All Increase Your Risk of Permanent Sight Loss

Athletic Young Man Sleeping

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can damage the optic nerve, which carries visual information from the eye to the brain. It is typically caused by increased pressure in the eye, which can damage the optic nerve over time. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, especially among older adults. New findings highlight … Read more

How Materials Behave Under Extreme Pressure

How Materials Behave Under Extreme Pressure

Structures and properties of materials at extremely high pressures and temperatures are still largely “terra incognita”. Prof. Leonid Dubrovinsky and his research partners use a laser-heated two-stage diamond anvil cell they constructed for the synthesis of materials in the terapascal range (1000 gigapascals). In situ single crystal X-ray diffraction is used for the simultaneous structural … Read more