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Slowing down the formation of brown spots on bananas can help reduce food waste, say experts at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Cerebrospinal fluid from old mice improved the memory recall of old mice in a fear-conditioning task, report scientists at Stanford University in California. An investigation found that 195 ‘carbon bomb’ schemes worldwide could potentially unleash some 646 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions, with around 60 per cent of them already producing oil and gas. Researchers from the University of Florida grew the plants in soil collected by NASA during the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions.

Our objective is to help scientists promote themselves, their teams and their research to millions of researchers around the world. Named Charlie, the green bean stick insect from Waldringfield, Suffolk, is the ‘first reported gynandromorph’ in that species according to experts at London’s Natural History Museum. Kilonovas are immense explosions caused by neutron stars colliding into each other, sending an intense jet of of high-energy particles through space, experts in Evanston, Illinois explain. The premise is simple – everyday at a different time, users are notified to capture and share a photo in two minutes.

Researchers said the ‘beast’ would likely have been a frightening sight as it hunted its prey from prehistoric skies. It is estimated the fearsome species lived at least 20 million years before an asteroid impact on what is now Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula wiped out about three-quarters of life on the planet 66 millions years ago. New research from Cambridge University plant scientists reveals flowers produce three-dimensional petal patterns. All the latest news from the Garden including new developments, science and research projects.

The virus, known as Vaxinia, has been genetically engineered to infect, replicate in and kill cancer cells, while sparing healthy cells. Nearly half of sun-size stars are in binary systems where the energy extends the habitable region further away and makes it larger, according to University of Copenhagen experts. Royal MailThe delivery firm is seeking to create more than 50 new postal drone routes in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and improve the reliability of mail services in the most remote areas. Researchers have developed novel processes for producing water-resistant packaging material from apple waste.

Sibling cannibalism is surprisingly common in larvae of the wasp species Isodontia harmandi, according to researchers at Kobe University in Japan. The average temperature in which dogs become ill from heatstroke is 62.4°F (16.9°C), according to researchers from Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College. Scientists say we need to future-proof our diets in a warming world by eating little-known plants. Wandering salamanders reside in the crowns of the world’s tallest trees, California’s coast redwoods, and have been observed to readily jump from the canopy when disturbed.

Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin posted a long thread on Twitter, complaining about President Joe Biden’s threat of sanctions against the Russian space program. These gigantic shock waves are larger than our entire galaxy, and form when clusters of galaxies collide, according to the researchers led by the University of Hamburg in Germany. American real estate investor Larry Connor, Canadian businessman Mark Pathy, and Israeli former fighter pilot and entrepreneur Eytan Stibbe are paying to stay on the ISS for a week. Russian cargo spaceships manage propulsion on the station, and keep it in orbit 253 miles above the Earth – without regular adjustments, it would fall back to Earth. The expanded video length will allow users of the Chinese social network more flexibility when filming clips such as beauty tutorials, cooking demos and comedic sketches.