Uncovering the underlying patterns in contemporary evolution

Journal Reference: Sarah Sanderson, Marc‐Olivier Beausoleil, Rose E. O’Dea, Zachary T. Wood, Cristian Correa, Victor Frankel, Lucas D. Gorné, Grant E. Haines, Michael T. Kinnison, Krista B. Oke, Fanie Pelletier, Felipe Pérez‐Jvostov, Winer D. Reyes‐Corral, Yanny Ritchot, Freedom Sorbara, Kiyoko M. Gotanda, Andrew P. Hendry. The pace of modern life, revisited. Molecular Ecology, 2021; DOI: … Read more

Weight gain in pregnancy may be linked to later growth patterns in daughters

Journal Reference: Elizabeth M. Widen, Natalie Burns, Michael Daniels, Grant Backlund, Rachel Rickman, Saralyn Foster, Amy R. Nichols, Lori A. Hoepner, Eliza W. Kinsey, Judyth Ramirez‐Carvey, Abeer Hassoun, Frederica P. Perera, Radek Bukowski, Andrew G. Rundle. Gestational weight change and childhood body composition trajectories from pregnancy to early adolescence. Obesity, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/oby.23367 In the study, … Read more

Liquid metals, surface patterns, and the romance of the three kingdoms

Journal Reference: Jianbo Tang, Stephanie Lambie, Nastaran Meftahi, Andrew J. Christofferson, Jiong Yang, Jialuo Han, Md. Arifur Rahim, Mohannad Mayyas, Mohammad B. Ghasemian, Francois-Marie Allioux, Zhenbang Cao, Torben Daeneke, Chris F. McConville, Krista G. Steenbergen, Richard B. Kaner, Salvy P. Russo, Nicola Gaston, Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh. Oscillatory bifurcation patterns initiated by seeded surface solidification of liquid … Read more

‘Easy’ bacteria found to organize in elaborate patterns

Journal Reference: Kwang-Tao Chou, Dong-yeon D. Lee, Jian-geng Chiou, Leticia Galera-Laporta, San Ly, Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo, Gürol M. Süel. A segmentation clock patterns cellular differentiation in a bacterial biofilm. Cell, 2022; 185 (1): 145 DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.12.001 Biofilms are prevalent in the living world, inhabiting sewer pipes, kitchen counters and even the surface of our teeth. A … Read more

Tuning a magnetic fluid with an electric field creates controllable dissipative patterns

Journal Reference: Tomy Cherian, Fereshteh Sohrabi, Carlo Rigoni, Olli Ikkala, Jaakko V. I. Timonen. Electroferrofluids with nonequilibrium voltage-controlled magnetism, diffuse interfaces, and patterns. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (52) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abi8990 The mixture consists of an oily liquid carrying nanoparticles of iron oxide, which become magnetized in a magnetic field. Under the right conditions, applying a … Read more

3D printed nanomagnets unveil a world of patterns in the magnetic field

Journal Reference: Claire Donnelly, Aurelio Hierro-Rodríguez, Claas Abert, Katharina Witte, Luka Skoric, Dédalo Sanz-Hernández, Simone Finizio, Fanfan Meng, Stephen McVitie, Jörg Raabe, Dieter Suess, Russell Cowburn, Amalio Fernández-Pacheco. Complex free-space magnetic field textures induced by three-dimensional magnetic nanostructures. Nature Nanotechnology, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41565-021-01027-7 The international team led by Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory used an advanced … Read more