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 2018-06-25 06:04 

The Conversation AU

3, 2, 1...liftoff! The science of launching rockets from Australia...

Aircraft and missiles on display at Woomera, South Australia. Will we launch more rockets from here in the future? from www.shutterstock.com Australia's space agency will officially commence operations on July 1 2018 . As inaugural agency head Megan C...

 2018-06-25 04:00 

EurekAlert

Plaster which sticks inside the mouth will revolutionise treatment of oral conditions...

A new biodegradable patch administers steroids directly to oral ulcers and forms a protective barrier....

 2018-06-25 04:00 

EurekAlert

Justice not blind to gender bias...

Study participants found male attorneys delivering a fiery closing argument to be commanding and powerful, and found female attorneys delivering the same argument to be shrill and ineffective....

 2018-06-25 04:00 

EurekAlert

Clostridium difficile infections have decreased 36 percent in Canadian hospitals...

Rates of C. difficile infections have decreased 36 percent in hospitals across Canada, although the virulent NAP1 strain associated with severe illness and deaths is the most common strain, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Associa...

 2018-06-24 21:27 

NPR

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How Police Killings Lead To Poor Mental Health In The Black Community...

A recent study published in The Lancet Medical journal shows that police killings of unarmed black men leads to poor mental. NPR's Michel Martin talks with study co-author Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani....

 2018-06-24 20:28 

Universe Today

The Tools Humanity Will Need for Living in the Year 1 Trillion...

A recent paper by Harvest professor Dr. Abraham Loeb takes another look at an issue he has been addressing for years, which is how humanity might survive the accelerating expansion of the Universe. The post The Tools Humanity Will Need for Living in the Y...

 2018-06-24 19:51 

The Conversation AU

Science makes art. But could art save the Australian manufacturing industry?...

Architect Frank Gehry's computer-designed, hand made staircase at University of Technology Sydney. Roger D'Souza , Author provided Making science for people is a series that explores how humanities, arts and social sciences expertise works to crea...

 2018-06-24 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Better model of water under extreme conditions could aid understanding of Earth's mantle...

Deep inside the Earth exist pockets of water, but the liquid there isn't like the water on the surface....

 2018-06-24 12:25 

Space.com

SpaceX Wins $130 Million Military Launch Contract for Falcon Heavy Rocket...

Falcon Heavy's military contract win is for AFSPC-52, a classified mission projected to launch in late Fiscal Year 2020....

 2018-06-24 12:24 

Space.com

Blue Origin Plans to Start Selling Suborbital Spaceflight Tickets Next Year...

Blue Origin expects to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle "soon" and start selling tickets for commercial flights next year, a company executive said June 19....

 2018-06-24 12:17 

Space.com

What 40 Years of 'Space Invaders' Says About the 1970s — And Today...

The "Space Invaders" arcade video game, celebrating its 40th anniversary, is an iconic piece of software, credited as one of the earliest digital shooting games....

 2018-06-24 12:04 

NPR

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Some Animals Switching To Nocturnal Life...

A new study finds that animals are becoming more active during the night in order to avoid humans. NPR's Susan Davis talks with one of the study's co-authors, Neil Carter....

 2018-06-24 12:04 

NPR

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'What The Eyes Don't See' In Flint...

NPR's Susan Davis talks with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha about her new memoir which tells the story of her research that helped expose widespread lead poisoning of Flint, Mich.'s drinking water....

 2018-06-24 12:00 

Scientific American

T. Rex Couldn't Stick Out Its Tongue...

With its tongue attached to the bottom of its mouth, the dinosaur probably ate like modern crocodiles...

 2018-06-24 11:55 

LiveScience.com

Here's How Your Water Bottle Could Start a Fire...

Be careful where you leave your water bottles this summer....

 2018-06-24 10:00 

NPR

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Tweeting Oncologist Draws Ire And Admiration For Calling Out Hype...

A young cancer doctor uses social media to skewer what he sees as overblown claims for "precision medicine." That doesn't make him hugely popular at cancer research meetings....

 2018-06-24 04:12 

ScienceDaily.com

Social bonding key cause of soccer (football) violence...

As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and soccer (football) related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to 'social maladjustment' e.g. previous episodes of violence or...

 2018-06-23 18:18 

Phys.org

Researchers create one of the smallest nanoparticle stabilized nanoemulsions with new technique...

MIE Assistant Professor Sushant Anand and his research associates have had multiple breakthroughs with their work on oil-water mixtures or "emulsions." Now, the researchers have taken their research to a new level by creating ultra-small (100-400 ...

 2018-06-23 16:50 

Space.com

Tracking System Glitch Delays Rocket Lab's 1st Commercial Electron Launch...

The private spaceflight company Rocket Lab called off the commercial launch debut of Electron rocket in New Zealand early Saturday (June 23) due to an issue with a tracking dish....

 2018-06-23 16:12 

The Daily Galaxy

Alien Ocean Worlds--"There May be Life There, but Could It be Technology-Based"...

"These planets are unlike anything in our solar system. They have endless oceans," says Lisa Kaltenegger of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and the Harvard-Smithsonian CfA. "There may be life there, but could it be technology-based like...

 2018-06-23 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Nearly 80 exoplanet candidates identified in record time...

Search considered successful "dress rehearsal" for exoplanet hunter TESS....

 2018-06-23 14:34 

NBC News

Here's the scientific explanation for that 'alien spaceship' on Mars...

What some say looks like a crash site is evidence of volcanism, not Vulcans....

 2018-06-23 14:00 

Forbes

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Ask Ethan: Could The Energy Loss From Radiating Stars Explain Dark Energy?...

The accelerated expansion of the Universe is one of the greatest puzzles today. Could this out-of-the-box idea explain it without dark energy?...

 2018-06-23 14:00 

Scientific American

Why Your Summer Might Be Full of Mosquitoes...

A scientist explains what makes some years worse than others...

 2018-06-23 13:32 

The Daily Galaxy

"Beyond Enigma" --Biology to Astrophysics: Scientists Apply Turing's Theory of Patterns in Nature...

Alan Turing sought to explain how patterns in nature arise with his 1952 theory on morphogenesis. The stripes of a zebra, the arrangement of fingers, spirals of a galaxy and the radial whorls in the head of a sunflower, he......

 2018-06-23 13:00 

Scientific American

How Ebola Vaccines Have Helped to Usher In a New Era in the Outbreak Response...

No new cases have been reported for two weeks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

 2018-06-23 12:45 

LiveScience.com

Water May Not Be the Only Sign of Alien Life...

A new study suggests also looking for "bioessential4; elements when searching for alien life....

 2018-06-23 12:42 

LiveScience.com

Beachgoers Beware? 5 Pathogens That Lurk In Sand...

Beach sand can harbor a number of bacteria, parasites and fungi that are linked with diseases....

 2018-06-23 12:40 

LiveScience.com

Why Do Our Brains Have Folds?...

Why do our brains — and the brains of other animals — have so many folds?...

 2018-06-23 12:30 

Scientific American

Mushroom Coffee: The Science Behind the Trend...

Can drinking mushroom beverages really make you more productive, resilient, relaxed, or good-looking?...

 2018-06-23 12:00 

Scientific American

Could the Self-Repairing Star Wars Droid L3-37 Come to Life?...

We're not that close to making self-modifying robots, expert says...

 2018-06-23 11:55 

NPR

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Archaeological Site Reveals New Details About Georgia History...

Archaeologists say a new dig site in northeast Georgia is revealing some surprising history about the state and about people who lived there long before the Europeans....

 2018-06-23 11:55 

NPR

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What Detention And Separation Mean For Kids' Mental Health...

Psychologists say that for migrant kids already in government facilities, a short separation from parents may be enough to cause lasting damage....

 2018-06-23 11:45 

Space.com

Watch the Moon Swing by Jupiter Tonight!...

On Saturday evening, should local weather conditions permit, you'll be able to enjoy a view of a waxing gibbous moon hovering near the "king of the planets," Jupiter....

 2018-06-23 11:43 

Space.com

Mars Had a Seriously Crazy Volcanic Past, New Study of 'UFO' Rocks Reveals...

Bizarre rock formation known as Medusae Fossae weren't created by UFOs crash-landing, but rather by massive volcanism on the Red Planet....

 2018-06-23 11:42 

Space.com

Physicists Just Found the Last Missing Protons and Neutrons In the Universe...

The universe's missing baryons have been found, and they're floating between the stars in the form of superhot oxygen....

 2018-06-23 09:02 

National Geographic

Meet the Bug That Armors Itself With Shells...

The caddisfly is one of many insects that get creative in shielding themselves from predators....

 2018-06-23 08:30 

NPR

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Large Methane Leaks Threaten Perception Of 'Clean' Natural Gas...

A new study finds that oil and gas operations are leaking 60 percent more methane than previously reported by the federal government....

 2018-06-23 04:01 

National Geographic

Why the Short-Lived Pony Express Still Fascinates Us...

The Pony Express operated for less than two years, but its legend—burnished by Buffalo Bill Cody—lives on....

 2018-06-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

Risk of autism increased in children of mothers with diabetes...

The risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was increased in children of mothers with the three main types of diabetes that complicate pregnancy, findings that add new information on type 1 diabetes and extend what is already known about type 2 and gestati...

 2018-06-23 02:55 

NPR

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Officials Say Illegal Pesticide Caused Deaths of 13 Bald Eagles In Maryland...

Authorities said there is an "epidemic on the Eastern Shore" of wildlife-poisoning crimes because it's "cheaper and easier" than trapping a nuisance animals or building a fence....

 2018-06-23 00:27 

Nature

US–Chinese trade war puts scientists in the cross hairs...

Trump puts tariffs on Chinese technology and China retaliates with taxes on US chemicals....

 2018-06-22 23:29 

RedOrbit

Is Home DNA Testing Worthwhile?...

Home DNA testing has really hit the big time, with tests from companies like 23andme.com and ancestry.com flying off the virtual shelves. Many other brands are out there, each offering outcomes tailored to specific needs. People buy home DNA tests for two...

 2018-06-22 23:08 

ScienceDaily.com

New research on avian response to wildfires...

New research explores the effects fire has on ecosystems and the wildlife species that inhabit them. Scientists examined the impacts of fires of different severity levels on birds and how that changes as the time since fire increases. Scientists looked ac...

 2018-06-22 21:48 

ScienceDaily.com

Repellent research: Navy developing ship coatings to reduce fuel, energy costs...

It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. And it might save the US Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel costs, reduce the amount of energy that vessels consume and improve operational efficiency....

 2018-06-22 21:48 

ScienceDaily.com

Tiny jumping roundworm undergoes unusual sexual development...

Biologists have shown that gonad development varies in other nematodes relative to C. elegans. Specifically, they focused on Steinernema carpocapsae, a nematode used in insect biocontrol applications in lawns and gardens....

 2018-06-22 21:48 

ScienceDaily.com

The photoelectric effect in stereo...

In the photoelectric effect, a photon ejects an electron from a material. Researchers have now used attosecond laser pulses to measure the time evolution of this effect in molecules. From their results they can deduce the exact location of a photoionizati...

 2018-06-22 21:48 

ScienceDaily.com

Challenging our understanding of how platelets are made...

Correlative light-electron microscopy is being used to increase our knowledge of how platelets are made in the body and the results are challenging previously held understandings....

 2018-06-22 21:47 

ScienceDaily.com

Uncovering lost images from the 19th century...

Art curators will be able to recover images on daguerreotypes, the earliest form of photography that used silver plates, after a team of scientists learned how to use light to see through degradation that has occurred over time....

 2018-06-22 21:47 

ScienceDaily.com

Dynamic modeling helps predict the behaviors of gut microbes...

A new study provides a platform for predicting how microbial gut communities work and represents a first step toward understanding how to manipulate the properties of the gut ecosystem. This could allow scientists to, for example, design a probiotic that ...

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