Science

Reverse Paralysis

(Photo: Josh Riemer/Unsplash)A new study out of Northwestern University has revealed that a novel class of drugs may have the power to reverse paralysis. In the latest issue of the journal Science, researchers shared that the new drug was injected into tissue surrounding the spinal cords of paralyzed mice. The …

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Triple J-Psi Meson

Physicists from the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have observed three J/ψ particles emerging from a single collision between two protons. A proton-proton collision event with six muons (red lines) produced in the decays of three J/ψ particles. Image credit: CMS / CERN. The …

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Water Hunting Lunar Rover

The moon is a big deal again. NASA is currently working toward a return to the lunar surface with the Artemis program and the (heavily delayed) Space Launch System rocket. Recently, the Australian Space Agency announced it would cooperate with NASA to send a rover to the moon in 2026, …

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Colorful New Species

Ornithologists have discovered a new genus and species of tanager on the lower slopes of the Andes in southeastern Peru and western Bolivia. The Inti tanager (Heliothraupis oneilli). Image credit: Louisiana State University / Lane et al., doi: 10.1093/ornithology/ukab059. Tanagers are a large family, Thraupidae, of more than 370 songbird …

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Rare Shelley’s Eagle Owl

The Shelley’s eagle owl (Bubo shelleyi) was photographed by Imperial College London researcher Joseph Tobias and freelance ecologist Robert Williams on October 16, 2021 in Ghana. The Shelley’s eagle owl (Bubo shelleyi). Image credit: Robert Williams. The Shelley’s eagle owl is a large species of owl found in the rainforests …

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New Type of Neuron

Cell classes are the building blocks for the central nervous system. It is widely believed that major classes of neurons have been identified in the retina, although some types have not been fully characterized. The newly-discovered retinal neurons don’t fit into any existing mammalian retinal cell class. An image of …

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Early Devonian Fish

Paleoichthyologists in China have re-described Nochelaspis maeandrine, a species of large-sized eugaleaspiform fish that lived 415 million years ago (Devonian period). Life restoration of Nochelaspis maeandrine. Image credit: Dinghua Yang. Nochelaspis maeandrine was first described in 1987 from a nearly complete head shield found in the Xishancun Formation near Qujing …

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Giant Pterosaurs

Pterosaurs reached only modest sizes in the Triassic and Jurassic periods. By contrast, the Cretaceous period saw a trend toward large to giant size (2 m to over 6 m wingspans), and while small-medium (less than 1 m to 2 m wingspans) sized forms are known from the Early Cretaceous …

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Paleontologists Find Fossils

Two new species — the small skink Sciroseps pawhuskai and the pycnodontiform fish Anomoeodus caddoi — that lived during the Early Cretaceous epoch have been identified from fossils found in the Holly Creek Formation in southwest Arkansas. An illustration of Sciroseps pawhuskai. Image credit: Brian Engh. While Arkansas is not …

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New Beaked Whale

The newly-identified species, named the Ramari’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon eueu), occurs throughout temperate southern hemisphere waters, with reports from several locations off South Africa, Australia, and Aotearoa New Zealand. True’s beaked whales (Mesoplodon mirus). Image credit: Roland Edler, Duisburg Zoo. “The Earth’s deep ocean remains less understood than the surface …

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