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 2018-08-14 17:39 

Nature

How tax havens threaten Earth’s environment...

Industries involved in deforestation and illegal fishing operations have strong ties to territories considered as tax havens....

 2018-08-14 17:39 

Nature

Industry trumps peer-reviewed science at US environment agency...

Critics outraged over changes to chemical-safety review guidelines....

 2018-08-14 17:39 

Nature

Funders must be wary of industry alliances...

Granting bodies have to do more to stop corporate money from distorting science....

 2018-08-14 16:30 

Phys.org

In a massive region of space, astronomers find far fewer galaxies than they expected...

University of California astronomers, including three from UCLA, have resolved a mystery about the early universe and its first galaxies....

 2018-08-14 16:30 

Phys.org

Diving robots find Antarctic winter seas exhale surprising amounts of carbon dioxide...

More than 100 oceanic floats are now diving and drifting in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica during the peak of winter. These instruments are gathering data from a place and season that remains very poorly studied, despite its important role in regula...

 2018-08-14 16:28 

Phys.org

Light-engineered bacterial shapes could hold key to future labs-on-a-chip...

Scientists have used light patterns to control the swimming speed of bacteria and direct them to form different shapes, according to a new study in the journal eLife....

 2018-08-14 16:27 

Phys.org

Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease...

Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection, as revealed in a paper in the jou...

 2018-08-14 16:23 

Phys.org

Apathy towards poachers widespread in world's marine protected areas...

A new study has found that nearly half of fishers from seven countries had witnessed someone poaching in marine protected areas in the past year and most of them did nothing about it....

 2018-08-14 16:20 

Phys.org

Models give synthetic biologists a head start...

Synthetic biologists have the tools to build complex, computer-like DNA circuits that sense or trigger activities in cells, and thanks to scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston they now they have a way to test those circuits in advanc...

 2018-08-14 16:15 

Scientific American

Warming Is Worsening Wildfires, But Not Everywhere or Every Time...

Human development patterns can be a larger influence on blazes in some places...

 2018-08-14 16:01 

Science AAAS

Survey of U.S. government scientists finds range of attitudes toward Trump policies...

Union of Concerned Scientists faced major challenges in polling 16 agencies...

 2018-08-14 16:00 

BBC

Rare Chinese tree's flowers attract visitors to Roath Park...

The Chinese tree has flowered for the first time since it was planted in Cardiff more than 100 years ago....

 2018-08-14 15:54 

LiveScience.com

Surfer's Monster, 80-Foot Wave Came from a Hidden, Underwater Canyon...

There's a massive underwater landform creating extreme surfing conditions in Portugal....

 2018-08-14 15:36 

The Daily Galaxy

Today's "Planet Earth Report" The Great Elephant Cancer Mystery: 'They Have a Zombie Gene 20x That of Humans'...

"We can use the tricks of evolution to try to figure out when this defunct gene became functional again," said Vincent Lynch, Ph.D., assistant professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago. "It seems to have emerged around the time ...

 2018-08-14 15:31 

BBC

Next few years 'may be exceptionally warm'...

The next few years could be "anomalously warm", according to a new study....

 2018-08-14 15:18 

Quanta Magazine

How Insulin Helped Create Ant Societies...

Evolution may have coopted an ancient metabolic mechanism to set social insects on the path toward one of the most puzzling behaviors found in nature....

 2018-08-14 15:15 

NBC News

Robot manipulates humans in creepy new experiment. Should we be worried?...

People have trouble turning off cute little bot that begs to be left on....

 2018-08-14 15:12 

Scientific American

Solar Eclipse of 2017 Boosted Science Interest...

The Michigan Scientific Literacy Survey of 2017 found that last year's total solar eclipse got Americans more interested in celestial science....

 2018-08-14 15:10 

Phys.org

Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light...

Hundreds of polymers that could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways can be produced and tested with light, using a method developed at the University of Warwick. The new methodology may identify antimicrobials for a range of applications from pers...

 2018-08-14 15:01 

smithsonianmag.com

Cancer Is One Worry Elephants Can Feel Free to Forget...

The gentle giants' cells contain a tumor-fighting self-destruct button....

 2018-08-14 15:00 

Phys.org

Elephants resist cancer by waking a zombie gene...

An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of captive elephants—who also live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially cancerous cells as humans—die from the disease....

 2018-08-14 15:00 

Phys.org

2018-2022 expected to be abnormally hot years...

This summer's worldwide heatwave makes 2018 a particularly hot year. And the next few years will be similar, according to a study led by Florian Svellec, a CNRS researcher at the Laboratory for Ocean Physics and Remote Sensing (LOPS) (CNRS/IFREMER/IRD...

 2018-08-14 14:50 

Phys.org

Liquid battery could lead to flexible energy storage...

A new type of energy storage system could revolutionise energy storage and drop the charging time of electric cars from hours to seconds....

 2018-08-14 14:49 

TreeHugger

Economist calls Vienna the world's most liveable city...

They are right about that. The rest of the list? Not so sure....

 2018-08-14 14:43 

Phys.org

Optical pressure detector could improve robot skin, wearable devices and touch screens...

A new type of pressure sensor based on light could allow the creation of sensitive artificial skins to give robots a better sense of touch, wearable blood-pressure monitors for humans and optically transparent touch screens and devices....

 2018-08-14 14:40 

Phys.org

For now, Illinois' imperiled eastern massasauga rattlesnakes retain their genetic diversity...

Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and the loss of genetic diversity are the three main factors driving the extinction of many wild species, and the few eastern massasauga rattlesnakes remaining in Illinois have certainly suffered two of the three. A lon...

 2018-08-14 14:35 

smithsonianmag.com

European Printmakers Had No Idea What Colonial American Cities Looked Like, So They Just Made Stuff Up...

To satisfy customers hungry for visions of the British colonies, these artists created wildly imaginative and inaccurate scenes...

 2018-08-14 14:33 

ScienceNews.org

A new computer program generates eerily realistic fake videos...

It's getting harder to tell fact from fiction — even on camera....

 2018-08-14 14:31 

Phys.org

How hot is Schrodinger's coffee?...

A new uncertainty relation, linking the precision with which temperature can be measured and quantum mechanics, has been discovered at the University of Exeter....

 2018-08-14 14:29 

smithsonianmag.com

The Computers That Changed the World...

A Seattle museum keeps 56 vintage computers in working order, so that visitors can experience the evolution of the machine...

 2018-08-14 14:28 

The Daily Galaxy

"Scientist Discovers a New Form of Life" The Genius Who Changed the Way We Think About the Origin of Life (Today's Top Science Headline)...

"We are not precisely who we thought we were. We are composite creatures, and our ancestry seems to arise from a dark zone of the living world, a group of creatures about which science, until recent decades, was ignorant. Evolution is trickier, far mo...

 2018-08-14 14:27 

Phys.org

Understanding the enzyme that enables bacteria to breathe arsenic...

Arsenic-contaminated drinking water is a major health hazard, with chronic exposure causing illnesses and cancers. The World Health Organization estimates that in Bangladesh, for example, over 5 million people were exposed to arsenic-contaminated drinking...

 2018-08-14 14:27 

Phys.org

Scientists examine how plants protect themselves by emitting scent cues for birds...

When plants are in distress or being fed on by insects, they have been known to send out sensory volatile cues that alert organisms in the area—such as birds—that they are in need of help. While research has shown that this occurs in ecosystem...

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics...

Engineers have successfully combined photoswitchable molecular lattices with layered materials to create new high-performance devices that show macroscopic responses to light....

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Tiny helpers that clean cells...

New results show which proteins assist the natural recycling process in the body....

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

How hot is Schrdinger's coffee?...

A new uncertainty relation, linking the precision with which temperature can be measured and quantum mechanics, has been discovered....

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Glacier depth affects plankton blooms off Greenland...

The unusual timing of highly-productive summer plankton blooms off Greenland indicates a connection between increasing amounts of meltwater and nutrients in these coastal waters. Researchers now show that this connection exists, but is much more complex t...

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Severe declines of mountain hares on Scottish grouse moors...

Mountain hare numbers on moorlands in the eastern Highlands have declined to less than one per cent of their initial levels, according to a long-term scientific study....

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Artificial placenta created in the laboratory...

Scientists have now produced an artificial placenta model that very closely resembles the natural organ. Using a specially developed femtosecond laser-based 3D printing process, it is possible to produce customized hydrogel membranes directly within micro...

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could enhance the negative effects of binge drinking...

A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study....

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light...

Hundreds of polymers -- which could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways -- can be produced and tested using light, using a new method....

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Fishing quotas upended by nuclear DNA analysis...

Fishing quotas have been decided using an inadequate method for decades, according to a new study. The same method has also been used to decide about culling, hunting quotas, or translocating threatened species. Analyzing the nuclear genome of sardines sh...

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Wage gap between hospital executives and doctors is widening, study finds...

Over the past decade, salaries for hospital CEOs have risen much faster than for surgeons, physicians, and nurses, reports a new study....

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Stress hormone is key factor in failure of immune system to prevent leukemia...

The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified as a key factor when the immune system fails to prevent leukemia taking hold....

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

'Alarming' diabetes epidemic in Guatemala tied to aging, not obesity...

The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, suggests a new study....

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

One antiplatelet drug after heart valve replacement...

Treatment guidelines say patients who undergo minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacements should receive two antiplatelet drugs to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots. A new study has found that a single antiplatelet drug may work just as well...

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Illinois' imperiled eastern massasauga rattlesnakes retain genetic diversity...

A long-term study of eastern massasauga rattlesnakes in Illinois reveals that -- despite their alarming decline in numbers -- the few remaining populations have retained a surprising amount of genetic diversity....

 2018-08-14 14:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Large collection of brain cancer data now easily, freely accessible to global researchers...

A valuable cache of brain cancer biomedical data, one of only two such large collections in the country, has been made freely available worldwide....

 2018-08-14 14:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Study identifies distinct origin of ADHD in children with history of brain injury...

Physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from genetic risk for the disorder....

 2018-08-14 14:10 

ScienceDaily.com

Cetuximab+RT found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer...

An interim analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer found that treatment with radiation therapy and cetuximab is associated with worse overall and progression-free survival...

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