April 17, 2021 • ~5 min •
Researchers at Harvard have designed new, highly selective tools that can add or remove sugars from a protein with no off-target effects, to examine exactly what the sugars are doing and engineer them into new treatments for “undruggable” proteins.
April 16, 2021 • ~7 min
By reducing synchrony among speakers, video conferencing actually may make it harder to communicate effectively than non-visual ways of connecting.
April 16, 2021 • ~6 min
Results from long-running experiment suggest fundamental particles called muons behave in a way that the Standard Model of particle physics doesn't predict.
April 16, 2021 • ~9 min
Researchers propose a method for finding and fixing weaknesses in automated programming tools.
April 15, 2021 • ~6 min
A tool can quickly evaluate a material's suitability for high-temperature applications, such as turbines for jet engines and electrical power generators.
April 15, 2021 • ~8 min
In some cases, people would hold back from sharing a memory in case it didn't receive enough likes.
April 15, 2021 • ~5 min
April 14, 2021 • ~5 min •
A snake-like robot can now go for a swim to inspect ships, submarines, and other underwater infrastructure.
April 14, 2021 • ~6 min
Masses of spotted salamander eggs are either white or clear. New research indicates two dueling evolutionary forces at work.
April 14, 2021 • ~7 min