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Tired of aggressively amorous males? These female frogs play dead (www.science.org)

Spring is a dangerous time to be a female European common frog. After a winter-long hibernation, these amphibians congregate in shallow ponds to mate and lay eggs. The gatherings can turn ugly fast; male frogs, which vastly outnumber females, will regularly harass, intimidate, and coerce their counterparts into mating....

Guide stars found as Euclid's navigation fine tuned (www.esa.int)

Euclid has found its ‘lost’ guide stars as a software patch has solved its navigation woes and the next six years of observation schedules have been redesigned to avoid stray sunlight: it’s the end of an interesting commissioning phase and Euclid will now undergo its final testing in full ‘science mode’.

Fear of the human “super predator” pervades the South African savanna (www.cell.com)

Lions have long been perceived as Africa’s, if not the world’s, most fearsome terrestrial predator,the “king of beasts”. Wildlife’s fear of humans may, however, be far more powerful and all-prevailing, as recent global surveys show that humans kill prey at much higher rates than other predators, due partly to...

Proteins roll the dice to determine bee sex (www.hhu.de)

To date it has been unclear exactly how the sex of a bee is determined. A research team from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) comprising biologists and chemists has now identified a key gene and the molecular mechanism linked with it. In the current issue of the scientific journal Science Advances, they describe how...

Scientists Successfully Maneuver Robot Through Living Lung Tissue (news.unchealthcare.org)

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Some tumors are extremely small and hide deep within lung tissue, making it difficult for surgeons to reach them. To address this challenge, UNC –Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt University researchers have been working on an extremely bendy but sturdy...

RNA for the first time recovered from an extinct species - Stockholm University (www.su.se)

RNA for the first time recovered from an extinct species A new study shows the isolation and sequencing of more than a century-old RNA molecules from a Tasmanian tiger specimen preserved at room temperature in a museum collection. This resulted in the reconstruction of skin and skeletal muscle transcriptomes from an extinct...

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I don't like that "resurrect extinct species" thing though. Even after reading about what could be its advantages, I don't see how great it could be for us. If that goal could be removed when making such studies, it would be fine imo.

The missing link to make easy protein sequencing possible? (www.rug.nl)

There has been a real race among scientists to create a technology that enables easy protein sequencing. Professor of Chemical Biology Giovanni Maglia of the University of Groningen has now found the missing piece in the puzzle: a way to transport a protein through a nanopore, which allows sequencing of proteins in a simple,...

The U.S. Antarctic research program is in trouble, as canceled field seasons imperil data sets and demoralize researchers (www.science.org)

This summer NSF decided to cancel or curtail 67—more than half—of the 131 projects and activities funded for the 2023–24 austral summer after concluding it couldn’t provide them with the necessary logistical support.

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