China’s Artificial Sun just broke a record for longest Sustained Nuclear Fusion

In a new world record, China’s “artificial sun” project has sustained a nuclear fusion reaction for more than 17 minutes, reports Anthony Cuthbertson for the Independent. In the latest experiment, superheated plasma reached 126 million degrees Fahrenheit—that’s roughly five times hotter than the sun, which radiates a scorching 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit at the surface and about 27 million […]

Babies born during pandemic’s first year score slightly lower on development screening

A team of researchers has recently found that babies born during the pandemic’s first year scored lower on a developmental screening test — regardless of whether their mothers had COVID during pregnancy. The study has been published in the ‘JAMA Pediatrics Journal’. The study included 255 babies born at a NewYork-Presbyterian’s Morgan […]

Study finds more microbes can degrade plastics at heavy plastic pollution places

According to new research by the Chalmers University of Technology, the number of microbial enzymes with the ability to degrade plastic is growing, in correlation with local levels of plastic pollution. The study has been published in the ‘mBio Journal’. The problems of global plastic pollution are all too widespread, as mass-production of plastic has […]

Researchers explain reason for placement of lesions in brain

The reason for the placement of lesions in the brain as well as how they develop in the first place was recently explained by a study led by Stevens Institute of Technology researchers. The study has been published in the ‘Scientific Reports Journal’. The work, led by Johannes Weickenmeier, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, […]

Pregnant women with Covid-19 give normal births: Study

A study found that babies born to women who had COVID-19 during pregnancy had shown reassuring patterns of growth and development at six-month follow-up. The research has been published in the ‘Journal of Perinatal Medicine’. “Our results should be reassuring to pregnant women with COVID-19 who are worried about how the virus might affect the baby,” […]

New research moves closer to harnessing viruses to fight bacteria and reduce antibiotic use

A new research has moved a step closer to harnessing viruses to fight bacterial infection, reducing the threat of antibiotic resistance. The study is published in Cell Host Microbe. A growing number of infections, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, and salmonellosis, are developing antibiotic resistance, which means they becoming harder to treat, resulting in higher death rates, longer […]