Hear the most recent from the world of science, with Benjamin Thompson.

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00:45 How chilly temperatures may starve tumours

A crew of researchers have discovered that exposing mice to the chilly may starve tumour cells of the blood glucose they should thrive. They confirmed that the chilly temperatures disadvantaged the tumours of gasoline by activating brown fats – a tissue that burns via glucose to maintain physique temperature up. The crew additionally confirmed preliminary proof of the impact occurring in a single particular person with most cancers, however say that extra analysis is required earlier than this methodology could be thought of for medical use.

Analysis article: Seki et al.

08:59 Analysis Highlights

Proof of the world’s southernmost human outpost from earlier than the Industrial Revolution, and the way leaping up and down lets canoes surf their very own waves.

Analysis Spotlight: Bones and weapons present simply how far south pre-industrial people obtained

Analysis Spotlight: How leaping up and down in a canoe propels it forwards

11:24 The way forward for excessive heatwaves

Local weather scientists have lengthy warned that excessive warmth and excessive heatwaves will turn into extra frequent because of local weather change. However the world over these occasions are occurring quicker, and extra furiously, than anticipated, and researchers are scrambling to dissect latest heatwaves to higher perceive what the world may need in retailer.

Information Function: Excessive heatwaves: stunning classes from the document heat

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