(Goethe University Frankfurt) The nervous system of the threadworm C. elegans is simple at first sight: it consists of 302 neurons, some of which, however, have several functions. The neuron ‘RIS,’ known as a sleep neuron, can therefore put the worm into a long sleep — or also just briefly stop its locomotion, as a group of scientists led by Goethe University have now discovered.
The climate is not political. In many ways, global warming is an equal-opportunity catastrophe. In many other ways, global warming disproportionately strikes those among us least responsible for the problem and least able to rebound from its horrors. Now let’s…
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) An international collaboration of scientists in Iceland, Denmark and the Netherlands has for the first time used ancient DNA analyses and C14-dating to demonstrate the past existence of a unique population of Icelandic walrus that went extinct shortly after Norse settlement some 1100 years ago. Walrus hunting and ivory trade was probably the principal cause of extinction, being one of the earliest examples of commercially driven overexploitation of marine resources.
Scientists Detect Tone Pattern in the Ringing of a Newborn Black Hole for the First Time, Proving Einstein Right Again
100 years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, scientists have confirmed that he was right about black holesâagain.
(Goethe University Frankfurt) On its mission ‘SouthTRAC’, the German research aircraft HALO will investigate the southern atmosphere and its effects on climate change in September and November 2019. Researchers from Goethe University will also be on board.
The lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan are filled with liquid methane, not water, and some are surrounded by steep rims. A new study suggests these features might have been caused by explosions of warming nitrogen, which created Titan’s lake basins long ago.
This year’s mild weather has brought a break from historic wildfires.
A fairy tale chateau complete with moat, towering stone spires and looming oak doors has been saved and is open to visitors thanks to the generosity and appreciation of thousands of complete strangers. The Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers, located in…
•Governors of southern states warned residents to leave immediately on Wednesday, as Hurricane Dorian crept up the south east coast of the US. Millions of people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas, with the storm projected to impact Georgia…