Farmers spread the Transeurasian language, November 29, 2021, at 5:27 pm

New research provides interdisciplinary support for the ‘Farming Hypothesis’ of language dispersal, tracing Transeurasian languages back to the first farmers moving across Northeast Asia beginning in the Early Neolithic — roughly between 8-10 thousand years ago.

New discovery opens the way for brain-like computers, November 29, 2021, at 5:27 pm

Research has long strived to develop computers to work as energy efficiently as our brains. A study has now succeeded in combining a memory function with a calculation function in the same component. The discovery opens the way for more efficient technologies, everything from mobile phones to self-driving cars.

Potential new therapeutic pathway to clear chronic viral infections; November 29, 2021, at 5:28 pm

A recent study in mice has uncovered that during chronic viral infection, a protein called BMI-1 gets turned on too early in B cells and messes up the delicate balance of gene expression, resulting in antibodies that are unsuccessful in their endeavor to clear the virus from the body.

Teams built the first living robots that could reproduce on November 29, 2021, at 8:50 pm.

Scientists have discovered a new form of biological reproduction — and created self-replicating living robots. Made from frog cells, these computer-designed organisms gather single cells inside a Pac-Man-shaped ‘mouth’ — and release Xenobot ‘babies’ that look and move like themselves. Then the offspring go and do the same — over and over.

Largest comet ever observed was active at a near-record distance on November 29, 2021, at 10:28 pm

Astronomers show that comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein (BB), the largest comet ever discovered, was active long before previously thought, meaning the ice within it is vaporizing and forming an envelope of dust and vapor known as a coma. Only one active comet has been observed farther from the sun, and it was much smaller than comet BB.