Chemistry & Physics
A recent paper published in SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences presents an improved pDSSAT model based on the Wang-Engel temperature response function and further analyses the spatiotemporal changes in winter wheat phenology in China from 2000 to 2015 and its climatic drivers.
- Science China Earth Sciences
A new systematic review finds that the British food environment actively undermines people’s attempts to lose weight and keep it off, and suggests that even well-designed weight management services will have limited impact on long-term efforts at weight loss and weight loss maintenance if Government does not employ effective policy to address the food environment.
- Obesity Reviews
A new technique takes bioprinting — in which an ink of cells is printed, layer by layer, to form a structure — to a whole new, and icy level. Investigators from the Zhang lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a technology that they term “cryobioprinting,” a method that uses a bioink embedded with cells to print frozen, complex structures that can be easily stored for later use.
- Brigham Research Institute, FRQNT’s International Internship Award, MITACS Globalink Research Award, McGill’s Graduate Mobility Award, McGill’s Doctoral Internship Award, the FRQNT’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Program of China Scholarship Council, the High-Level Talent Internationalization Training Program of Henan Province, NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Down near the Earth's core, there are zones where seismic waves slow to a crawl. New research finds that these enigmatic and descriptively-named ultra-low velocity zones are surprisingly layered. Modeling suggests that it’s possible some of these zones are leftovers from the processes that shaped the early Earth—remnants of incomplete mixing like clumps of flour in the bottom of a bowl of batter.
- Nature Geoscience
- National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation
Colombia currently houses several million refugees and migrants, of whom 1.8 million are from Venezuela. The success of the country’s pandemic control measures will depend on the careful monitoring of infection levels, including within this particularly vulnerable population. Experts from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin will support the efforts of local health care authorities by delivering SARS-CoV-2 tests and training laboratory staff to use them. A particular emphasis will be placed on monitoring the Mu variant, which is currently under investigation by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has spread widely throughout Colombia. This project is receiving approximately € 2 million in funding, which is being provided by the ‘Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH’ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Life on Earth consists of millions of species, including all forms of bacteria, fungi to plants and animals. There are forms of life populating every possible environment on Earth. From the ocean depths, where many strange creatures live, to the Earth’s atmosphere where there are microorganisms floating about. There are algae that can live below zero temperatures under ice sheets, and there are bacteria that can live at near boiling temperatures in hot springs