Researchers found tire particles released by driving could be absorbed by crops growing nearby. Their study showed lettuce took in five chemicals found in tire particles when they were added to a nutrient solution, but further study is needed to show if plants growing in soil absorb them.
Neuroscientists showed for the first time that human brain organoids implanted in mice can respond to stimuli just like the rest of the brain’s cells. Researchers combined two microscopy techniques to record their experiment, a process that could be used to improve future neurological studies.
Researchers determined a 1918 tsunami that hit Puerto Rico was not caused by an underwater landslide, as was previously thought. Based on observations made with a remote-controlled submarine, researchers propose a ruptured fault is to blame and say the finding makes the case for more undersea studies to predict tsunami risk.
Researchers developed a computational method to produce 3D models of cells, including how its internal components are arranged. The study shows cells organize their interiors in broadly similar ways regardless of shape, and could help scientists understand how diseases affect individual cells.