Comet Catalina is helping explain more about our own origins as it becomes apparent that comets like Catalina could have been an essential source of carbon on planets like Earth and Mars during the early formation of the solar system.
American green treefrogs are able to pinpoint a mating call from a potential mate by inflating their lungs to reduce their eardrums’ sensitivity to other noise — including muffling other species’ mating calls — according to new research from the University of Minnesota.
After observing an excess of x-rays from neutron stars, a team of researchers found that the anomaly may have been caused by axions, hypothetical particles that could help scientists solve several mysteries of the universe.
In the first study to examine the effects of maternal CBD exposure during pregnancy on adult offspring in mammals, U of M researchers found CBD use during pregnancy may affect mood and cognition in offspring long after the exposure has ceased.
By simulating wolf activity in the grasslands of central Minnesota, University of Minnesota researchers demonstrated that deer altered their behavior in response to the fear of predation in specific ways that halt the cascade of predator effects on plant and soil communities.
Annular holes in a thin gold film filled with silicon dioxide enable ultrastrong coupling between light and atomic vibrations. This structure provides opportunities to probe molecules interacting with quantum vacuum fluctuations and develop novel optoelectronic devices. Image credit: Oh Group, University of Minnesota