NASA Satellites Solve A Mystery About Earth’s Magnetic Field

In the first major results of NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, a new study contains a groundbreaking look at the interaction between the magnetic fields of Earth and the sun. The Earth’s magnetic field presents an invisible but critical barrier which protects Earth from the sun’s magnetic field. That force drives a stream of charged…Continue readingNASA Satellites Solve A Mystery About Earth’s Magnetic Field

Depression Susceptibility Controlled By Gene Networks

Depression involves alterations in coordinated networks of hundreds of genes across key brain circuits, suggests a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Earlier research suggested that multiple brain regions play a role in depression, but the exact mechanism behind gene activity control of brain circuits had not been investigated. Most studies…Continue readingDepression Susceptibility Controlled By Gene Networks

Does Social Media Affect Your Body Image?

If you are a young adult who visits social media sites frequently during the week or spends hours surfing various social feeds during the day, you may be at greater risk of eating and body image concerns, according to a new study. All demographic groups were equally affected across genders, specific ages, race, and incomes.…Continue readingDoes Social Media Affect Your Body Image?

Smartphone Display Lighting Can Activate Live Cells

Lighting technology used in smartphone displays is able to activate live cells that are genetically programmed to respond to light, scientists at the University of St Andrews have revealed. The findings as “a bit like cells watching TV”, in the words of Professor Malte Gather from the School of Physics and Astronomy, who led the…Continue readingSmartphone Display Lighting Can Activate Live Cells

Ultracool Dwarf Star Harbors 3 Potentially Habitable Worlds

Three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth have been discovered by Astronomers using the TRAPPIST telescope at the European Southern Observatory‚Äôs La Silla Observatory. The worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life…Continue readingUltracool Dwarf Star Harbors 3 Potentially Habitable Worlds

Robot Mermaid Explores Coral Reef Ocean Depths

A robot named OceanOne with artificial intelligence and haptic feedback systems enables human pilots unprecedented abilities for exploring the depths of the oceans. Oussama Khatib held his breath as he swam through the wreck of La Lune, over 300 feet below the Mediterranean. The flagship of King Louis XIV sank here in 1664, 20 miles…Continue readingRobot Mermaid Explores Coral Reef Ocean Depths