Space & Planetary
A newly discovered star only takes four years to travel around the black hole at the centre of our galaxy / publication in ‘The Astrophysical Journal’
- The Astrophysical Journal
A new book from the University of Huddersfield’s Dr Alex Bridger provides political ways in which to consider how the approach of psychogeography can be used to critique the contemporary world and to explore the interface of human beings with their environments.
Exploring the predictive properties of neuronal metabolism can contribute to our understanding of how humans learn and remember. This key finding from a consideration of molecular mechanisms of learning and memory conducted by scientists from Russia and the U.S. has been published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.
- National Institutes of Health
A study of 11,000 cancer patients reveals 42 hereditary genes which predispose individuals to a higher number of mutations that correlate with a greater probability of developing cancer. The research may lead to new personalized prevention and/or early detection strategies that assess a patient’s hereditary risk of developing different types of cancer The study is the result of a collaboration between the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and the Centre for Genomic Regulation. It is published today in the journal Nature Communications.
- Nature Communications
During the pandemic, digitalisation provided opportunities for Capitals of Culture to focus on issues of ecological sustainability and accessibility, to seek new audiences, to strengthen regional cooperation and to experiment.
Ploughing and tilling on hilly slopes is causing farm soils to thin and threatens future crop yields, a new study published in Nature Food finds. Scientists behind the study, from Lancaster (UK) and Augsburg (Germany) Universities, argue that unless farmers stop tilling hill slopes, over the long-term the soils on hillsides could thin to the point where growth of food crops is severely threatened.
- Nature Food