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Oct 19, 2022

Scientists Work Out How To Grow Zombie Mushrooms In A Lab — It Could Help Unlock New Virus-Fighting, Anti-Cancer Drugs

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A team of scientists from Korea and Egypt have discovered a better way to grow insect-hunting fungi in a lab, according to research published Wednesday in Frontiers in Microbiology.

The fungi can be grown using grains like brown rice but they do not produce much cordycepin, prompting the researchers to suggest insects—which are a richer protein source and the fungi target in nature—as a better alternative. fungi, which infect and zombify insects, are difficult to cultivate but contain chemicals that could help fight cancer and viruses and possibly help treat Covid-19.

Oct 19, 2022

Antidote saved 100% of bees from lethal pesticide

Posted by in categories: chemistry, food, particle physics

Immunizing bees against pesticides.

‘We wanted to develop a strategy to detoxify managed pollinators and found we can do it by incorporating it into their food, senior author Minglin Ma, a biomaterials engineer at Cornell University told Chemistry World.

“Managed bee colonies are constantly in need of being replenished due to losses. This relieves the stress for beekeepers to meet the ever-increasing demand for pollination,” James Webb, also a co-author of the study, told Salon by email.

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Oct 18, 2022

Watching Mother Struggle With Chores, 17-YO Builds Robot to Serve Food & More

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Muhammed Shiyad Chathoth, a class 12 Computer Science student from Kannur has innovated a robot called ‘Pathooty’. Here’s how he did it.

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Oct 17, 2022

Scientists Call For The Ocean to Be Recognized as a Living Being With Inherent Rights

Posted by in categories: energy, food, sustainability


The ocean covers most of our planet’s surface, accounts for the majority of our oxygen production, and provides a significant amount of resources by way of food, minerals, and energy.

Yet our oceans are shockingly underrepresented when it comes to environmental conventions on an international scale.

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Oct 17, 2022

Yale researchers create a new amphibious turtle robot with shape-shifting limbs

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The uses of such a robot include ocean farming, diver support, and monitoring of coastal ecosystems.

Yale University researchers in the U.S. have developed a new amphibious turtle robot that has the ability to transform its legs into flippers.

The amphibious robotic turtle, known as ART (Amphibious Robotic Turtle), was inspired by the land and aquatic turtles, a group whose fossil record dates back over 110 million years, according to a press release published by the university on Wednesday.

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Oct 17, 2022

A Special Type of Diet Can Reduce Symptoms of Dementia

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, neuroscience

Short cycles of a low-calorie diet that mimics fasting appeared to lower inflammation and delay cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that attacks the brain, causing a decline in mental ability that worsens over time. It is the most common form of dementia and accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. There is no current cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but there are medications that can help ease the symptoms.

Oct 16, 2022

I am a Doctor and Here’s the Secret to Living Longer Than Everyone Else

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Doctor shares five ways to live longer. We all know that to live a long quality life, we have to make healthy lifestyle choices that require commitment and discipline like eating well and exercising. There’s no way around it, but there’s other things we can do as well that help prolong our lifespan.

Oct 14, 2022

Scientists count electric charges in a single catalyst nanoparticle down to the electron

Posted by in categories: energy, food, nanotechnology

If you often find yourself off by one when counting your socks after doing the laundry, you might want to sit down for this.

Scientists in Japan have now counted the number of extra—or missing— down to a precision of just one electron in single platinum nanoparticles having diameters only one-tenth those of common viruses.

This new process for precisely studying differences in net charge on metal nanoparticles will aid in the further understanding and development of catalysts for breaking down greenhouse and other harmful gases into fuels and benign gases or for efficiently producing ammonia needed for fertilizers used in agriculture.

Oct 14, 2022

‘Biophilic’ skyscraper bursting with 80,000 plants opens in Singapore

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

With a soaring public garden and rooftop farm, the 919-foot CapitaSpring skyscraper is the tropical city-state’s latest nature-inspired building.

Oct 13, 2022

New insights into how serotonin regulates behavior

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, neuroscience

Rates of anxiety and depression have been increasing around the world for decades, a trend that has been sharply exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. New research led by the Boyce Thompson Institute’s Frank Schroeder could ultimately lead to new therapeutics to help relieve this global mental health burden.

First discovered in the 1930s, is a neurotransmitter produced in many animals that mediates myriad behaviors, such as feeding, sleep, mood and cognition. Drugs that alter are the main weapon to treat psychological conditions like anxiety and depression, as well as eating disorders.

As a simple model for neurobiology research, the microscopic roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans has been used extensively to study serotonin’s role in regulating and . For many years, researchers thought that serotonin was made in C. elegans by one specific molecular pathway, and that serotonin was then quickly degraded. Schroeder’s team and colleagues at Columbia University now demonstrated that both of those assumptions were not quite correct.

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