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As influenza looms, Madison firm advances human trials of revolutionary vaccine

Amid predictions that this year’s flu vaccine will offer limited protection, medical researchers are renewing their focus on a universal flu vaccine. A universal flu vaccine would offer more broad…

Eradicating Child Marriage

Child marriage is a global issue affecting various countries, religions and ethnicities. In this Asia Research News 2018 feature article, researchers from Malaysia and UK spoke to 7,500 women to…

Enzyme from briny deep resurrected in the lab

Genomes of single microbial cells isolated from the Red Sea could yield a goldmine for biotechnology. Mysterious microbes that thrive in hot and super-salty brine lakes at the bottom of…

Sahara snow

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission has captured rare snowfall in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert. Part of the Sahara was covered with snow on 7 January 2018,…

Radar adds technological twist to age-old cranberry counting process

It’s a quintessential cranberry scene: Thigh-deep in a flooded bog full of millions of floating berries, two farmers extol the merits of products made from the tart red fruit. Most…

UNIST Provides New Insights into Underwater Adhesives

An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has succeeded in developing a new type of underwater adhesives that are tougher…

A burning ambition for clean fuel

The transition to renewables will take decades, so we must rush to clean up conventional fuel combustion, says Mani Sarathy. Fuel combustion chemist Mani Sarathy began his research career as…

New stem cell method sheds light on a telltale sign of heart disease

While refining ways to grow arterial endothelial cells in the lab, a regenerative biology team at the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison unexpectedly unearthed a powerful new model…

Rosetta and Planck Honored in Royal Astronomical Society Awards

ESA’s Matt Taylor has been awarded the 2018 Service Award for Geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society for his outstanding contribution to the Rosetta mission, while the Planck mission has…

Maintaining canola oil quality

A new method helps clarify how canola and other edible oils deteriorate, providing valuable insight for prevention. Canola and other edible oils are easily affected by light irradiation or heat…