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 2017-01-17 12:37 

Phys.org

Backyard bandicoots could be key to urban bushland health... +

Mandurah home gardens are about to be a source of great interest to Murdoch University scientists....

 2017-01-17 12:34 

Phys.org

Geopolymers as a climate-friendly cement alternative... +

Researchers at TU Darmstadt are proposing geopolymers as an alternative to cement. These mineral binders are not only more environmentally friendly, they are also more resistant to chemicals and high temperature....

 2017-01-17 12:33 

Phys.org

How much trustworthy social information do collective expressions of opinions contain?... +

How trustworthy is the social information on the internet? Do web-based product ratings, for instance, lead to unbiased, reliable and hence useful information? LMU's Petri Niemel has now carried out a study to answer these questions with beers....

 2017-01-17 12:30 

Phys.org

A new twist on fusion power could help bring limitless clean energy... +

In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there's one technology in development that almost sounds too good to be true: nuclear fusion....

 2017-01-17 12:28 

Phys.org

Major advance in the understanding of the transport of RNA... +

Messenger RNAs bearing the genetic information for the synthesis of proteins are delivered to defined sites in the cell cytoplasm by molecular motors. LMU researchers have elucidated how the motors recognize their mRNA freight....

 2017-01-17 12:25 

Phys.org

A method for rapid and efficient characterization of novel ultrathin semiconductors... +

Based on a study of the optical properties of novel ultrathin semiconductors, researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a method for rapid and efficient characterization of these materials....

 2017-01-17 12:24 

Phys.org

3-D organization of chromosomal structure influences plant gene expression... +

The three-dimensional arrangement of the chromosome within which genes reside can profoundly affect gene activity. These structural effects remain poorly understood, but Assistant Professor of Plant Science Moussa Benhamed of KAUST and his colleagues have...

 2017-01-17 12:22 

Phys.org

Dressing a metal in various colors... +

DGIST announced that Professor Kyung-in Jang's research team succeeded in developing a technology that can control various color changes by coating several nanometers of semiconducting materials on a metal substrate through joint research with a research ...

 2017-01-17 12:15 

Scientific American

What To Do With Your Amputated Leg... +

You own your body parts when they’re inside you—but take them out, and it gets complicated ...

 2017-01-17 12:00 

Phys.org

The effects of melting glaciers on tropical communities... +

A Penn State professor is researching the trickle-down effects that melting tropical glaciers have on food security and biodiversity, and what regional communities, like Cusco and Huaraz in Peru, can do about it....

 2017-01-17 12:00 

Scientific American

Robots, Apps and Brain Scans: New Tools to Help the Autistic Child... +

Technology can improve communication and curb social isolation of kids with autism ...

 2017-01-17 11:59 

LiveScience.com

Mysterious Planet Nine May Be a Captured 'Rogue' World... +

The putative Planet Nine may be a former "rogue planet" that was captured by our solar system at some point in the past, a new study suggests....

 2017-01-17 11:50 

Phys.org

Protecting soils to mitigate climate change... +

If you were an ant, you would see that soil has networks of pores and channels that weave through the soil like interconnected straws. They're formed underground by the different minerals that compose soil and as a result of movements or growth by roots, ...

 2017-01-17 11:47 

LiveScience.com

Pendant Just Like Anne Frank's Discovered at Nazi Death Camp... +

Archaeologists found a pendant at the Nazi death camp Sobibr just like one that belonged to Anne Frank....

 2017-01-17 11:40 

Phys.org

Chemical engineers program yeast to convert plant sugars into oils... +

MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to fats much more efficiently, an advance that could make possible the renewable production of high-energy fuels such as diesel....

 2017-01-17 11:40 

Phys.org

A hard rain to fall in Australia with climate change... +

Dorothy Mackellar's classic view of Australia as a country of droughts and flooding rains is likely to get a further boost with just a 2C rise in global warming, new research suggests....

 2017-01-17 11:40 

Phys.org

Astronomers spot strange, bow-like structure in Venus'atmosphere... +

Venus is known both as the "planet of love" and the Earth's "evil twin". And although research suggests its environment is more hellish than romantic, there's actually a lot we don't know about our celestial neighbour. Now Japanese scientists have made a ...

 2017-01-17 11:40 

Phys.org

SAGE III to provide highly accurate measurements of atmospheric gases... +

The International Space Station (ISS) will soon get an important tool capable of conducting highly accurate measurements of aerosols and gaseous constituents in the stratosphere and troposphere. The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III) ...

 2017-01-17 11:39 

Phys.org

First shark recorded to change from sexual to asexual reproduction... +

Leonie the leopard shark has made a switch that could save her species becoming the first shark recorded to change from sexual to asexual reproduction....

 2017-01-17 11:34 

Seeker

A Giant Gravity Wave Has Been Found in Venus' Clouds... +

The 6,200-mile-long structure was observed by Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft and is believed to be created by mountains on the surface of Venus....

 2017-01-17 11:34 

Seeker

Eugene Cernan, Last Man to Walk on the Moon, Has Died at 82... +

The NASA astronaut commanded Apollo 17 in 1972, logging more than 73 hours of extravehicular activity on the lunar surface....

 2017-01-17 11:33 

Phys.org

What drives the modern workplace? New factors show what motivates us and how we perform... +

An international study on workplace performance and motivation has found a competitive attitude to work, a willingness to serve and working speed do not strongly drive workers in Western countries, but do explain performance in Asian workplaces....

 2017-01-17 11:31 

LiveScience.com

In Photos: Girls' Hut Found at Nazi Death Camp... +

During excavations at the Sobibr Nazi death camp, archaeologists found the hut where women and girls would be undressed before going to the gas chambers. They also found personal items such as a pendant nearly identical to the one Anne Frank wore....

 2017-01-17 11:30 

Phys.org

Flexible ferroelectrics bring two material worlds together... +

Until recently, "flexible ferroelectrics" could have been thought of as the same type of oxymoronic phrase. However, thanks to a new discovery by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with researchers at Northw...

 2017-01-17 11:30 

Phys.org

First-ever X-ray image capture of material defect process... +

From blacksmiths forging iron to artisans blowing glass, humans have for centuries been changing the properties of materials to build better tools from iron horseshoes and swords to glass jars and medicine vials....

 2017-01-17 11:30 

Phys.org

Fossils reveal unseen 'footprint' maker... +

Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously unseen animals that left distinctive fossil 'footprints' around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana....

 2017-01-17 11:29 

Phys.org

Simultaneous water and nitrogen use can enhance sustainability... +

The results of a study carried out by two researchers from the Universidad Politcnica de Madrid show that management practices oriented toward reducing nitrogen losses and maintaining farm productivity should rely on optimizing nitrogen and water inputs a...

 2017-01-17 11:04 

Space.com

Milky Way Weighs in Light, Using a Well-Worn Technique... +

A new measurement of the mass of Milky Way galaxy suggests that Earth's galactic home is a bit lighter than many previous estimates, but the scientists behind the new work said it's the method that matters....

 2017-01-17 11:00 

Space.com

Russia, US Mulling Joint Mission to Venus... +

Russia's space program and NASA are working together on a mission to Venus that would investigate some of the scorching-hot planet's biggest mysteries,including, perhaps, whether it harbors life....

 2017-01-17 10:00 

Phys.org

Bikeshare cycles dumped en masse in China... +

More than 500 bicycles from China's flourishing bike-sharing companies have been dumped in huge piles on the streets of the southern city of Shenzhen, reports said....

 2017-01-17 09:59 

Phys.org

Climate policies alone will not save Earth's most diverse tropical forests... +

A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world's most biologically rich tropical forests, says new research....

 2017-01-17 09:53 

Phys.org

New blades and generators for more efficient small wind turbines... +

Small wind turbines, for domestic and small scale commercial use, are currently relatively expensive and struggle to compete with solar solutions. The key to increasing their competitiveness is bringing down their cost and improving performance....

 2017-01-17 09:51 

Phys.org

Baidu hires Microsoft expert in artificial intelligence push... +

Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, says it has hired a former Microsoft executive with a background in artificial intelligence to improve its competitiveness in the field....

 2017-01-17 09:43 

Phys.org

Mysterious stranding kills 81 false killer whales off Southwest Florida... +

More than 80 false killer whales have been found dead after stranding themselves along the remote coast of Southwest Florida in Everglades National Park, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday....

 2017-01-17 08:51 

Phys.org

Risk of tree species disappearing in central Africa 'a major concern,' say researchers... +

Human disturbance may often be criticised for harming the environment, but new research suggests a persistent lack of human attention in the central African forest could actually cause some tree species to disappear....

 2017-01-17 08:30 

Phys.org

Myanmar's 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction... +

Tears fill Maung Lay's eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear in Myanmar....

 2017-01-17 08:24 

Phys.org

GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes... +

In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, loggi...

 2017-01-17 08:24 

Phys.org

Sonar maps from MH370 search will reveal more about seafloor... +

The deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may not have found the plane but will reveal more about how land beneath the Indian Ocean formed over millions of years and where oil fields could lie....

 2017-01-17 08:23 

Phys.org

HSBC funding Indonesian forest destruction: Greenpeace... +

Greenpeace on Tuesday accused banking giant HSBC of helping to arrange billions of dollars in financing for companies whose palm oil operations have been blamed for destroying vast swathes of Indonesian rainforest....

 2017-01-17 08:16 

Phys.org

Discovery adds rock collecting to Neanderthal's repertoire... +

Maybe this Neanderthal was a rock hound?...

 2017-01-17 08:14 

Phys.org

Tigers could roam again in Central Asia, scientists say... +

Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever livedup to 10 feet long and weighing more than 300 poundsmet a grim end in the middle of the 20th century....

 2017-01-17 07:50 

BBC

First man to walk on the Moon, Gene Cernan, has died... +

Documentary maker reflects on the life of astronaut Gene Cernan, following his death....

 2017-01-17 07:22 

Nature

How the panda's 'thumb' evolved twice... +

Two species of distantly related panda may have adapted to a bamboo-centric diet in similar genetic ways....

 2017-01-17 07:00 

ScienceNews.org

Petrified tree rings tell ancient tale of suns behavior... +

The 11-year cycle of solar activity may have been around for at least 290 million years, ancient tree rings suggest....

 2017-01-17 05:00 

NPR

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Coronations, Coups, And Keeping Up With The Kardashians... +

It's in our nature to idolize the rich and famous. But this week on Hidden Brain, we explore the other side of our nature: the part of us that wants to see the rich and powerful fall from grace....

 2017-01-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Study finds high blood pressure onset in late life may protect against dementia... +

New study results published online today in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association suggest that onset of high blood pressure later in life is associated with lower dementia risk after age 90, especially if hypertension is devel...

 2017-01-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Better diagnosis of fungal infections key to reducing antibiotic resistance... +

Poor diagnosis worldwide of fungal disease causes doctors to overprescribe antibiotics, increasing harmful resistance to antimicrobial drugs, according to a paper published today in Emerging Infectious Diseases....

 2017-01-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Candidates for bionic hand reconstruction... +

Researchers offer a treatment algorithm, or protocol, for identifying patients with global (flail arm) brachial plexus injuries who are likely to benefit from trading in their insensate and nonfunctional hand for a myoelectric prosthetic device....

 2017-01-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Tigers could roam again in Central Asia, scientists say... +

Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived -- up to 10 feet long and weighing more than 300 pounds -- roamed through much of Central Asia before they were designated as extinct in the middle of the 20th century. But there is a chance that a ...

 2017-01-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Discovery adds rock collecting to Neanderthal's repertoire... +

An international group that includes a University of Kansas researcher has discovered a brownish piece of split limestone in a site in Croatia that suggests Neanderthals 130,000 years ago collected the rock that stands out among all other items in the cav...

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