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 2017-12-11 13:01 

Phys.org

Archaeologist finds world's oldest funereal fish hooks...

An archaeologist from The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered the world's oldest known fish-hooks placed in a burial ritual, found on Indonesia's Alor Island, northwest of East Timor....

 2017-12-11 13:00 

Phys.org

Research shows why meteroids explode before they reach Earth...

Our atmosphere is a better shield from meteoroids than researchers thought, according to a new paper published in Meteoritics & Planetary Science....

 2017-12-11 12:49 

Phys.org

Yeast can be engineered to create protein pharmaceuticals...

It took several years, but a research team headed by Professor Jens Nielsen at Chalmers University of Technology has finally succeeded in mapping out the complex metabolism of yeast cells. The breakthrough, recently published in an article in Nature Commu...

 2017-12-11 12:22 

Space.com

Blue Origin Preparing to Resume Test Flights from West Texas...

An airspace closure notice published by the Federal Aviation Administration Dec. 9 suggests Blue Origin is preparing to resume test flights of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle after a hiatus of more than a year....

 2017-12-11 12:07 

Space.com

President Trump to Sign Space Policy Directive Today...

President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration's first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon....

 2017-12-11 12:03 

LiveScience.com

Ancient Rock Art Mapped in Amazing Detail, Revealing 300-Foot Snake...

Researchers used a camera-equipped drone to discover ancient rock art, some 2,000 years old, in Venezuela, along the Orinoco River....

 2017-12-11 12:00 

ScienceNews.org

This ancient marsupial lion had an early version of 'bolt-cutter' teeth...

Extinct dog-sized predator crunched with unusual slicers toward the back of its jaw....

 2017-12-11 12:00 

Space.com

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week! How to See Year's Best Meteor Display...

This pre-Christmas display of celestial fireworks is due to reach its peak during the long, dark hours from Wednesday night (Dec. 13) into early Thursday morning (Dec. 14)....

 2017-12-11 12:00 

Space.com

In-Space Manufacturing Is About to Get a Big Test...

A small, privately built machine designed to make optical fiber is launching toward the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule tomorrow (Dec. 12)....

 2017-12-11 11:45 

Scientific American

Fowl Language: AI Decodes the Nuances of Chicken "Speech"...

How machine learning can translate chicken chatter and improve farming...

 2017-12-11 11:40 

Phys.org

Numerical simulations reveal 'rivers of charge' in materials that become superconducting at high temperatures...

Imagine phones and laptops that never heat up or power grids that never lose energy. This is the dream of scientists working with so-called high-temperature superconductors, which can effortlessly carry electrical currents with no resistance. The first hi...

 2017-12-11 11:39 

Phys.org

Nuclear technology unlocks 50-million-year-old time capsules...

A scientific analysis of fossilised tree resin has caused a rethink of Australia's prehistoric ecosystem, and could pave the way to recovering more preserved palaeobiological artefacts from the time of dinosaurs or prehistoric mammals....

 2017-12-11 11:31 

LiveScience.com

Earth's Mysterious Hum Recorded Underwater for 1st Time...

Our planet is "humming," and scientists are getting closer to figuring out why....

 2017-12-11 11:19 

Phys.org

New online database brings the genome into focus using molecular structure...

Iowa State University researchers have built an accessible online database that brings critical genomic data into sharp focus with the single click of a mouse....

 2017-12-11 11:05 

Phys.org

The initial mass function...

The gas and dust in giant molecular clouds gradually come together under the influence of gravity to form stars. Precisely how this occurs, however, is incompletely understood. The mass of a star, for example, is by far the most important factor constrain...

 2017-12-11 11:05 

Phys.org

Three kinds of information from a single X-ray measurement...

Whatever the size of mobile phones or computers are, the way in which such electronic devices operate relies on the interactions between materials. For this reason, engineers as well as researchers need to know exactly how specific chemical elements insid...

 2017-12-11 11:02 

Phys.org

Progress on tailorable nanoscale emulsion for a wide variety of applications including drug delivery...

Researchers from the University of Queensland and Monash University in collaboration with ANSTO scientists have clarified how behaviour of tailorable nanoscale emulsions (TNEs) interact with their targets is directed by the interfacial structure. The stud...

 2017-12-11 11:00 

New Scientist

Faltering carbon capture needs more investment not doubt...

The world's first full-scale power plant carbon capture project has stumbled, but we can't let that risk the future of a technology we need, says Olive Heffernan...

 2017-12-11 10:55 

Phys.org

Volumetric 3-D printing builds on need for speed...

While additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3-D printing, is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by layer-based printing methods, whic...

 2017-12-11 10:16 

NPR

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Evaluating Personality Tests...

A drive to better understand ourselves and the people around us has led to the creation of a thriving industry built around personality testing....

 2017-12-11 10:16 

NPR

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Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?...

Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes....

 2017-12-11 10:16 

NPR

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Scientists Work To Stop Violence After Losing Their Child In Newtown...

After losing their child in the Newtown shooting five years ago, two scientists are working to identify the neurological roots of violence and antisocial behavior....

 2017-12-11 10:00 

Phys.org

Novel framework to infer microbial interactions...

Inferring the underlying ecological networks of microbial communities is important to understanding their structure and responses to external stimuli. But it can be very challenging to make accurate network inferences. In a paper published in Nature Commu...

 2017-12-11 10:00 

Phys.org

Reductions in individual plant growth sometimes boost community resilience...

In sports, sometimes a player has to take one for the team. The same appears to be true in the plant world, where reduced individual growth can benefit the broader community....

 2017-12-11 10:00 

Phys.org

Internal forces directing cell migration are revealed by live-cell microscopy...

How do cells move in a certain direction in the body—go to a wound site and repair it, for example, or hunt down infectious bacteria and kill it?...

 2017-12-11 10:00 

Phys.org

Radar tracking reveals how bees develop a route between flowers...

As bees gain foraging experience they continually refine both the order in which they visit flowers and the flight paths they take between flowers to generate better and better routes, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London....

 2017-12-11 09:00 

New Scientist

'Scary' spider photos on Facebook are revealing new species...

When people see a big spider they often post a photo on Facebook and those images have now revealed up to 30 new species...

 2017-12-11 08:36 

Phys.org

Subway paleontology: LA construction unearths fossil trove...

As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by....

 2017-12-11 05:12 

livemint

Science suggests Facebook makes us more dismissive in arguments...

Research suggests that reading the same argument makes us react very differently than if the same conversation happened in a voice chat...

 2017-12-11 05:01 

National Geographic

Geminids 2017: How to See One of the Year's Best Meteor Showers...

This year's peak will deliver dozens of shooting stars an hourfollowed by a close flyby of the strange asteroid that created the sky show....

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Physicians, especially female and rural doctors, retiring earlier than expected...

Physicians in British Columbia are retiring earlier than previously thought and many are reducing their working hours in the years leading up to retirement, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). These findings indica...

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Exposure to air pollution just before or after conception raises risk of birth defects...

Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts....

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Anesthetics have the same effects on plants as they have on animals and humans...

A new study published in Annals of Botany has shown that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future....

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy may increase chronic disease risk in children...

New research reveals that children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis face an increased susceptibility for certain chronic diseases....

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Patients with atrial fibrillation at greater risk of death in rural hospitals than urban hospitals...

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) admitted to rural hospitals in the United States have a greater chance of dying during their hospital stay than patients admitted to urban hospitals for the same condition, according to a new report in HeartRhythm....

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Payment incentives to psychiatrists in Ontario do not increase access for new patients...

Incentive payments, introduced to encourage community-based psychiatrists to see new patients after discharge from a psychiatric hospital or following suicide attempts, do not increase access, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Associa...

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Soy, cruciferous vegetables associated with fewer common breast cancer treatment side effects...

Consuming soy foods (such as soy milk, tofu and edamame) and cruciferous vegetables (such as cabbages, kale, collard greens, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli) may be associated with a reduction in common side effects of breast cancer treatment in ...

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Injuries from window blinds send two children to the emergency department every day...

almost 17,000 children under six years of age were treated in hospital emergency departments in the US for window blind-related injuries from 1990 through 2015, averaging almost two per day. While the majority of children were treated and released, there ...

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Ben-Gurion U. researcher indicates nicotine replacement is safer for pregnant women than smoking...

Smoking during pregnancy is the most significant, preventable risk factor for poor maternal and infant health outcomes. However, clinicians worldwide, including in the United States, report that they prescribe NRT at low levels due to lack of confidence a...

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

New research identifies how 3-D printed metals can be both strong and ductile...

A new technique by which to 3-D print metals, involving a widely used stainless steel, has been show to achieve exception levels of both strength and ductility, when compared to counterparts from more conventional processes....

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

E-cig use increases risk of beginning tobacco cigarette use in young adults...

Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research. The findings demonstrate that e-cigarett...

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Reductions in individual plant growth sometimes boost community resilience...

In sports, sometimes a player has to take one for the team. The same appears to be true in the plant world, where reduced individual growth can benefit the broader community....

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Radar tracking reveals how bees develop a route between flowers...

As bees gain foraging experience they continually refine both the order in which they visit flowers and the flight paths they take between flowers to generate better and better routes, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London....

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Novel framework to infer microbial interactions...

Inferring the underlying ecological networks of microbial communities is important to understanding their structure and responses to external stimuli. But it can be very challenging to make accurate network inferences. In a paper published in Nature Commu...

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Internal forces directing cell migration are revealed by live-cell microscopy...

Two new studies from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) show how cells respond to internal forces when they orient, gain traction, and migrate in a specific direction. The research is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)...

 2017-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

'Black box' recorder puts surgeons' robotic surgery skills under the microscope...

A new study from Keck Medicine of USC finds that data from a novel recorder can be used to objectively measure surgeons' proficiency in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery....

 2017-12-11 03:00 

The Conversation

Can cranberries conquer the world? A US industry depends on it...

Not just for Thanksgiving and Christmas. USDA Name all the billion-dollar crops grown in the U.S. Midwest. The answer: Corn, soybeans and cranberries. Wait, what? Roughly 60 percent of the U.S. cranberry crop is produced in Wisconsin, generating close to ...

 2017-12-11 00:42 

BBC

Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'...

Scientists re-measure the tallest mountains in the Antarctic territory claimed by Britain....

 2017-12-10 20:00 

Scientific American

Sharks Rule the Reef's Underwater Food Chain...

When sharks prowl shallow waters, fish quit foraging and hide—sparing seaweed from being grazed in those areas. Jason G. Goldman reports....

 2017-12-10 19:11 

The Conversation AU

From robots to board games, it's easy to do science this Christmas...

Beebots are robots that kids can easily program, with direct feedback seen in where the robot goes. arselectronica/flickr , CC BY-NC-ND We all want to spoil the children in our lives at Christmas time. Some of us like to sneak in a bit of learning too. Fr...

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