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‘Lost chapel’ of Westminster Palace revealed in new 3-D model

The first dedicated House of Commons chamber, destroyed in the 1834 Palace of Westminster fire, has been reconstructed with the help of 3-D visualization technology.

Predicting insect feeding preferences after deforestation

Understanding how parasitoids and hosts interact, and how their interactions change with human influence, is critically important to understanding ecosystems. New research finds mathematical models can predict complex insect behavioral changes using a simple description of insect preferences.

Plant cells survive but stop dividing upon DNA damage

The cell cycle is how a cell passes its DNA but ceases if the DNA is damaged, as otherwise it risks passing this damage to daughter cells. Scientists report a new molecular mechanism that explains how this cessation occurs. The study shows that the transcription factor family MYB3R is normally degraded, but accumulates upon DNA damage to prevent cell cycle progression.

New study analyzes volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever before

Building on existing information and databases relating to volcanic fatalities, scientists have, for the first time, been able to classify victims by activity or occupation and look at the distance of their death from the volcano.

Microbes dictate regime shifts causing anoxia in lakes and seas

Gradual environmental changes due to eutrophication and global warming can cause a rapid depletion of oxygen levels in lakes and coastal waters. A new study shows that microorganisms play a key role in these disastrous regime shifts.

How seemingly acute viral infections can persist

Scientists have resolved a paradox of viral infection. They've identified how a viral product can both trigger an immune response aimed at eliminating the virus or, conversely, allow the virus to survive and persist.

Old Faithful’s geological heart revealed

Scientists have mapped the near-surface geology around Old Faithful, revealing the reservoir of heated water that feeds the geyser's surface vent and how the ground shaking behaves in between eruptions.

Interpreting hurricane forecast displays can be difficult for general public

The 2017 hurricane season has highlighted the critical need to communicate a storm's impact path and intensity accurately, but new research shows significant misunderstandings of the two most commonly used storm forecast visualization methods.

Cost-effectiveness of guinea worm disease eradication

Eradication of guinea worm disease (dracunculiaisis), targeted by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the year 2015, is finally within reach, with only 25 reported human transmissions in 2016. Now, researchers have re-asserted the cost-effectiveness of the global Guinea Worm Eradication Programme (GWEP), some 30 years after it started.

Sunlight and ‘right’ microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide

A new study outlines the mechanisms and points to the importance of both sunlight and the right microbial community as keys to converting permafrost carbon to CO2.

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