Although cats have lived alongside humans for millennia, it remains a dogs’ world. This bias has historically bled into science as well. It’s time for cats to get their day, argues veterinary medicine expert Leslie Lyons in a Forum published on July 28, 2021, in the journal Trends in Genetics. Cats, […]

This illustration represents the overfitted brain hypothesis of dreaming, which claims that the sparse and hallucinatory quality of dreams is not a bug, but a feature, since it helps prevent the brain from overfitting to its biased daily sources of learning. Credit: Georgia Turner The question of why we dream […]

This illustration shows a triboelectric nanogenerator developed by researchers in China that harvests electricity generated from the wind-blown fluttering plastic strips. The design allows researchers to scavenge wind energy as light as a breeze. Credit: Xin Chen, Xiaojing Mu, and Ya Yang Most of the wind available on land is […]

This illustration shows a life restoration of a pod of Ankylorhiza tiedemani hunting. Credit: Robert W Boessenecker A report in the journal Current Biology on July 9 offers a detailed description of the first nearly complete skeleton of an extinct large dolphin, discovered in what is now South Carolina. The 15-foot-long dolphin […]

This graphical abstract summarizes how this work performs a comprehensive techno-economic analysis worldwide for photovoltaic systems using a combination of bifacial modules and single- and dual-axis trackers. The researchers found that single-axis trackers with bifacial modules achieve the lowest LCOE in the majority of locations (16% reduction on average). Yield […]