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 2017-02-20 05:00 

EurekAlert

Many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use for financial reasons... +

A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial reasons....

 2017-02-20 05:00 

EurekAlert

Only one-third of parents think they are doing a good job helping kids eat healthy... +

If you know healthy eating is important for your kids but you also feel like it's easier said than done, you're not alone....

 2017-02-20 05:00 

EurekAlert

Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, survey finds... +

Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds....

 2017-02-20 05:00 

EurekAlert

SWOG study shows strong long-term survival rates for patients with GIST... +

Researchers show that nearly one in four patients with incurable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) treated with Gleevec will survive 10 years. Results are published in JAMA Oncology....

 2017-02-20 05:00 

EurekAlert

Moth gift: Winner of an eBay auction thanks his mother by naming a new species after her... +

Winner of an eBay auction Steve Mix received the opportunity to pick the name for a new species of satiny-white winged moth collected from the white gypsum dunes of the White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. A fan of butterflies and moths himself, he ...

 2017-02-20 05:00 

EurekAlert

Child obesity '35-40 percent' inherited from parents, study finds... +

Around 35-40 percent of a child's BMI -- how fat or thin they are -- is inherited from their parents, a new study has found....

 2017-02-20 04:50 

BBC

AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march... +

April's pro-science Washington rally has the full backing of the world's largest scientific membership organisation....

 2017-02-19 23:17 

Phys.org

Researcher unveils tool for a cleaner long island sound... +

A new model released today at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by UConn ecologist Jamie Vaudrey pinpoints sources of nitrogen pollution along Long Island Sound, and shows municipalities what they might do to alleviate...

 2017-02-19 23:16 

Phys.org

'Alternative facts' not just in politics and media... +

A Michigan State University scholar is warning those who read about the latest groundbreaking research to proceed with caution....

 2017-02-19 22:17 

Universe Today

NASAs Historic Pad 39A Back in Business with Maiden SpaceX Falcon 9 Blastoff to ISS and Booster Landing... +

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - After a six year lull NASAs historic pad 39A roared back to business this morning with the dramatic maiden blastoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, on a critical cargo delivery mission for NASA to the space station - while simultan...

 2017-02-19 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Using statistics ethically to combat 'a scientific credibility crisis'... +

Can statistics increase the value of science to society?...

 2017-02-19 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Bee decline threatens US crop production... +

The first-ever study to map US wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands....

 2017-02-19 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus... +

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth), in a laboratory rather than from afar via a telescope. Cosmic detonations of this scale and large...

 2017-02-19 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Mapping a path to better oral health... +

Dentists aren't the only people who influence how we take care of our teeth; our friends and family play a big role, too....

 2017-02-19 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

How to build a bio-bot: Researchers share design and development of biological machines... +

Creating tiny muscle-powered robots that can walk or swim by themselves -- or better yet, when prompted -- is more complicated than it looks....

 2017-02-19 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Historic detection of gravitational waves... +

A scientist who has been involved with nearly every aspect of the development and ultimate success of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), will give a talk about the project's historic detection of gravitational waves....

 2017-02-19 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Adaptable model recommends response strategies for Zika, other pandemics... +

A new biological-behavioral-operational computer model could help policy makers choose the best intervention strategies to rapidly contain an infectious disease outbreak. The model is based on the dynamics of disease transmission across different environm...

 2017-02-19 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Tool for a cleaner Long Island Sound... +

Ecologists have pinpointed sources of nitrogen pollution along Long Island Sound, and shows municipalities what they might do to alleviate it....

 2017-02-19 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Repetitive head injuries may not cause movement problems for former NFL players... +

Former NFL players who had repeated head injuries may not have significant problems with motor functions later in life, according to a preliminary study....

 2017-02-19 20:33 

Phys.org

Juno to remain in current orbit at Jupiter... +

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission. This will allow Juno to accomplish its science goals, while avoiding the risk of a p...

 2017-02-19 20:23 

Phys.org

Gene sequences reveal secrets of symbiosis... +

Advances in genomic research are helping scientists to reveal how corals and algae cooperate to combat environmental stresses. KAUST researchers have sequenced and compared the genomes of three strains of Symbiodinium, a member of the dinoflagellate algae...

 2017-02-19 20:22 

Phys.org

Using statistics ethically to combat 'a scientific credibility crisis'... +

Can statistics increase the value of science to society? Georgetown University's Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, MPH, PhD, chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Statistical Association, will discuss "Promoting Ethical Science and Policy...

 2017-02-19 20:22 

Phys.org

CUNY linguist to speak on second language acquisition and loss... +

Dr. Gita Martohardjono of Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) will speak at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to take place in Boston from February 16 - 20, 2017. Dr...

 2017-02-19 20:20 

Phys.org

Bee decline threatens US crop production... +

The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlandsfrom California's Central Valley to the Midwest's corn belt and the Mississippi River valley....

 2017-02-19 20:20 

Phys.org

Marine ecologist offers suggestions for achieving a strong, lasting 'blue economy'... +

Incentive-based solutions offer significant hope for addressing the myriad environmental challenges facing the world's oceans - that's the central message a leading marine ecologist delivered today in Boston during a presentation at the annual meeting of ...

 2017-02-19 20:19 

Phys.org

Save the bees? There's an app for that... +

Let's say a farmer wanted to plant wildflowers to nurture the bumble bees that pollinate her crops....

 2017-02-19 20:17 

Phys.org

GBSI reports encouraging progress toward improved research reproducibility by year 2020... +

One year after the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) issued its Reproducibility2020 challenge and action plan for the biomedical research community, the organization reports encouraging progress toward the goal to significantly improve the qual...

 2017-02-19 20:01 

Phys.org

Stanford researcher to examine unsung hero of science: assessment... +

Katharine Mach, who served as co-director of science on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will present her most recent findings on the trials and triumphs of achieving a consensus on climate science....

 2017-02-19 20:01 

Phys.org

LIGO veteran gives talk about gravitational waves... +

Caltech's Stan Whitcomb, who has been involved with nearly every aspect of the development and ultimate success of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), will give a talk about the project's historic detection of gravitational wav...

 2017-02-19 19:55 

Phys.org

Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night sky... +

Thousands of schoolchildren in Kenya are getting a rare opportunity to look at the stars....

 2017-02-19 19:54 

Phys.org

Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science... +

Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters are rallying in Boston to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S....

 2017-02-19 19:53 

Phys.org

Two dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs... +

Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters...

 2017-02-19 19:52 

Phys.org

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad... +

A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago....

 2017-02-19 19:14 

Seeker

SpaceX Rocket Puts Historic NASA Launch Pad Back in Business... +

Unlike any booster NASA has flown, the Falcon 9's first stage then returned around and landed itself back on the ground....

 2017-02-19 17:47 

LiveScience.com

The Outer Space Treaty Has Been Successful But Is It Fit for the Modern Age?... +

Space exploration is governed by a complex series of international treaties and agreements which have been in place for years. The first and probably most important of them celebrates its 50th anniversary on January 27 The Outer Space Treaty....

 2017-02-19 17:45 

Science AAAS

Curiositynot just knowledgeabout science influences public perceptions about vaccines, climate change... +

A Q&A with psychology and law professor Dan Kahan...

 2017-02-19 17:30 

Scientific American

Predicting Artistic Brilliance... +

A “rage to master,” as observed in some precocious young artists, may help define extreme visual creativity ...

 2017-02-19 17:15 

Science AAAS

New gene drive technology could wipe out malaria, but is it safe?... +

A Q&A with evolutionary ecologist James Collins...

 2017-02-19 17:12 

LiveScience.com

What Does the Vice President Do?... +

The vice president's role varies greatly from one administration to the next, but here's how a modern VP typically spends his days. ...

 2017-02-19 17:01 

Space.com

SpaceX to Make 2nd Launch Attempt from Historic NASA Pad Today: Watch Live... +

SpaceX will try again to launch its robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station Sunday (Feb. 19) at 9:38 a.m. EST (1438 GMT), and you can watch the liftoff live....

 2017-02-19 17:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Scientist studies geology of Ceres to understand origin of organics... +

Dawn spacecraft data suggest organic materials are native to the dwarf planet....

 2017-02-19 16:45 

Science AAAS

Which police officers are quick to shoot? This statistician wants to know... +

Recent study addresses risk factors in police shootings...

 2017-02-19 16:45 

Science AAAS

A computerized early warning system for students in academic trouble... +

Big data tells campus advisers when to intervene...

 2017-02-19 16:40 

The Daily Galaxy

Why is NASA is Exploring an Alien World in Antarctica? (VIDEO/AUDIO)... +

Mount Erebus is at the end of our world -- and offers a portal to another. Covered in ice and filled with bubbling lava, the massive volcano rising 12,448 feet (3,794 meters) above Ross Island in Antarctica is the perfect... 0;   &...

 2017-02-19 16:30 

Scientific American

Aviation in 1917: The State of the Industry and Science [Slide Show]... +
 2017-02-19 16:15 

Science AAAS

Should we treat obesity like a contagious disease?... +

A Q&A with three researchers who hope to use infectious disease models to fight the disorder...

 2017-02-19 15:33 

Space.com

SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad Then Sticks a Landing ... +

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted the robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station today (Feb. 19) from Launch Complex 39A the same pad that once hosted Apollo moon mission and space shuttle launches....

 2017-02-19 15:08 

The Daily Galaxy

"Strange Signal" --Picked Up By NASA's Cassini Spacecraft at South Pole of Saturn's Enceladus Revealed Hidden Global Ocean (WATCH Today's "Galaxy" Stream)... +

The odd signal Cassini detected didn't reveal a frozen, airless body. Instead, it looked something like a comet that was actively emitting gas. The magnetometer detected that Saturn's magnetic field, which envelops Enceladus, was perturbed above t...

 2017-02-19 15:06 

Space.com

In Photos: SpaceX's 1st Launch from NASA's Historic Pad 39A... +

On Feb. 18, 2017, SpaceX launched its first Falcon 9 rocket mission from NASA's historic Apollo-era Launch Pad 39A. See photos of the flight here....

 2017-02-19 14:58 

Space.com

Touchdown! SpaceX 1st Stage Lands After Launch From Apollo-Era Pad | Video... +

The Falcon 9 first stage landed on SpaceXs landing zone 1 after launching the SpaceX-10 cargo spacecraft to the Intenational Space Station. The rocket lifted off from launch complex 39A, the same launch pad used for Apollo and Space Shuttle missions...

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