'Unboil an egg' machine creates improved bacteria detector

Traditional fluorescent dyes to examine bacteria viability are toxic and suffer poor photostability—but using the VFD has enabled the preparation of a new generation of aggregation-induced emission dye (AIE) luminogens ...

100th lunar asteroid collision confirmed by second telescope

Since March 2017, ESA's NELIOTA project has been regularly looking out for 'lunar flashes' on the moon, to help us better understand the threat posed by small asteroid impacts. The project detects the flash of light produced ...

World-first system forecasts warming of lakes globally

A groundbreaking study will enable scientists to better predict future warming of the world's lakes due to climate change, and the potential threat to cold-water species such as salmon and trout.

Chinese date extract improves the immune system of fish

A RUDN University biologist reports that the extract of the fruit of the Chinese date boosts immunity in carp. The addition of date juice to the diet increases the reaction of the immune system of fish to extraneous compounds. ...

Conservative boards more likely to dismiss CEO

When considering an organisation's long-term survival, existential threats that come to mind include external competition or technological disruption. But a potential threat lurks within the firm itself—organisational misconduct ...

New species of loquat-killing beetle identified

If you live in an area where winter temperatures routinely drop below freezing, you may have never even heard of the evergreen loquat tree and its delicious fruit. But it may be troubling to hear that a new bark beetle pest ...

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