With a whiff, ‘e-nose’ can sense fine whisky

Journal Reference: Wentian Zhang, Taoping Liu, Amber Brown, Maiken Ueland, Shari L. Forbes, Steven Weidong Su. The Use of Electronic Nose for the Classification of Blended and Single Malt Scotch Whisky. IEEE Sensors Journal, 2022; 22 (7): 7015 DOI: 10.1109/jsen.2022.3147185 Whisky is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages worldwide and, with some high-end brands … Read more

Where we grow up influences our sense of direction

Journal Reference: Coutrot, A, Manley, E., Goodroe, S., Gahnstrom, C., Filomena, G., Yesiltepe, D., Dalton, R.C., Wiener, J. M., Hölscher, C., Hornberger, M. and Spiers, H. J. Entropy of city street networks linked to future spatial navigation ability. Nature, 2022 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04486-7 First, the scientists have found that, on average, people who grew up in … Read more

Sense of belonging helps high school students engage with STEM

Journal Reference: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Channing Mathews, Jerica Knox, Angelina Joy, Jaqueline Cerda‐Smith. The role of inclusion, discrimination, and belonging for adolescent Science, Technology, Engineering and Math engagement in and out of school. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/tea.21762 “We found that kids who feel their high school STEM classrooms are inclusive … Read more

Elephant seal’s map sense tells them when to head ‘home’

Journal Reference: Roxanne S. Beltran, Alexander L. Yuen, Richard Condit, Patrick W. Robinson, Max F. Czapanskiy, Daniel E. Crocker, Daniel P. Costa. Elephant seals time their long-distance migrations using a map sense. Current Biology, 2022; 32 (4): R156 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2022.01.031 “We found that migrating elephant seals know how far they are from their breeding beach … Read more

Gene allowing humans to feel touch may play a role in sense of smell

Journal Reference: Xiaoyu Liang, Canyon Calovich-Benne, Adam Norris. Sensory neuron transcriptomes reveal complex neuron-specific function and regulation of mec-2/Stomatin splicing. Nucleic Acids Research, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkab1134 Researchers from SMU (Southern Methodist University) have determined that a gene linked to feeling touch may moonlight as an olfactory gene. That’s the conclusion drawn from studying a very … Read more

Cellular proteins enable tissues to sense, react to mechanical force

Journal Reference: Brendan Sullivan, Taylor Light, Vinh Vu, Adrian Kapustka, Kalina Hristova, Deborah Leckband. Mechanical disruption of E-cadherin complexes with epidermal growth factor receptor actuates growth factor–dependent signaling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (4): e2100679119 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2100679119 The study, led by chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Deborah Leckband, found that cadherins … Read more

Virtual reality warps your sense of time

Journal Reference: Grayson Mullen, Nicolas Davidenko. Time Compression in Virtual Reality. Timing & Time Perception, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1163/22134468-bja10034 Mullen designed a maze game that could be played in both virtual reality and conventional formats, then the research team recruited 41 UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students to test the game. Participants played in both formats, … Read more

Leonardo DiCaprio Turned 3 of His Greatest Films Into a Trilogy (& It Makes Sense)

Leonardo DiCaprio Turned 3 of His Greatest Films Into a

Leonardo DiCaprio has played multiple corrupt characters over the years, and he uses this to connect three of his iconic films. One of the most talented actors in the modern era, Leonardo DiCaprio makes a name for himself across many films. He tends to play vivacious leading roles such as Jack Dawson in Titanic or Jay … Read more

Gene involved in sense of smell could play a role in the spread of breast cancer to the brain

Gene involved in sense of smell could play a role in the spread of breast cancer to the brain – NovLink Home Mash E Gene involved in sense of smell could play a role in the spread of breast cancer to the brain We would love to say thanks to the writer of this short … Read more