Publons, a website used by academics to track, verify and showcase their peer review and editorial contributions across the world’s academic journals, has announced a long-term partnership with Taylor & Francis. Under the arrangement, both parties will provide automated recognition to peer reviewers for up to 250 academic journals.
Researchers at Salesforce Research have created an AI program, called ProGen, capable of producing functional enzymes. ProGen was fed the amino acid sequences of 280 million different proteins and after fine-tuning, it generated a million sequences from which the research team selected 100 to test. Two of the artificial enzymes were able to break down […]
The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is considering whether to allow commercial mining of the deep-sea floor for minerals and metals like cobalt and nickel. Proponents argue that it could meet the growing demand for rare-earth metals used in electric cars and renewable energy storage. However, recent studies suggest that deep-sea mining could have severe ecological […]
In the quest for weight loss, the belief that drinking ample water is a magic solution is widespread, with some suggesting consuming a gallon a day. However, scientific evidence does not strongly support these claims. While a small study showed a brief boost in calorie expenditure after drinking water, the net increase is minimal, even […]