Innovation in physics is the foundation of modern technology and contributes to the US economy in several key ways — ScienceDaily

Industrial physics plays a significant role in driving the U.S. economy, according to a new report by the American Physical Society, which will be described this week at the 2019 APS March Meeting in Boston. The report, “The Impact of Industrial Physics on the U.S. Economy,” found that industrial physics contributed an estimated $2.3 trillion…

Tree seedlings grow less effectively in soil located below their ‘mother’ tree — ScienceDaily

It’s widely accepted within agriculture that maintaining genetic diversity is important. In areas where crop plants are more diverse, pathogens might kill some plants but are less likely to wipe out an entire crop. Few studies, however, have focused on such highly specialized pathogens in natural plant communities. In diverse plant communities, pathogens are thought…

Chatterpies, haggisters and ninuts could help children love conservation — ScienceDaily

Weaving stories and intriguing names into children’s education about the natural world could help to engage them with species’ conservation messages, new research shows. A team at the University of Birmingham carried out a study to explore the potential of species’ cultural heritage for inspiring the conservationists of the future. Focusing on magpies, one of…

Stars exploding as supernovae lose their mass to companion stars during their lives — ScienceDaily

Stars over eight times more massive than the Sun end their lives in supernovae explosions. The composition of the star influences what happens during the explosion. A considerable number of massive stars have a close companion star. Led by researchers at Kyoto University, a team of international researchers observed that some stars exploding as supernovae…