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 2017-09-21 15:23 

The Daily Galaxy

Two Monster Black Holes Found Orbiting Center of Their Galaxy Every 100,000 Years... +

Not one but two gigantic black holes, separated by less than 1 light-year and together harbor about 40 million times the mass of the sun, lurk at the heart of the distant spiral galaxy NGC 7674, which lies about 400...      &...

 2017-09-21 15:15 

Science AAAS

Russia wants to protect itself from climate changewithout reducing carbon emissions... +

This year's extreme storms and forest fires force officials to get serious on climate adaptation...

 2017-09-21 15:15 

Scientific American

Some of the Best Parts of Autonomous Vehicles Are Already Here... +

Consumers waiting for driverless vehicles to improve road safety might be overlooking the boring near-term advances that could make a real difference ...

 2017-09-21 15:12 


Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'... +

The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question....

 2017-09-21 15:07

One in four girls is depressed at age 14... +

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14....

 2017-09-21 15:07

Mitochondria drive cell survival in times of need... +

Researchers have discovered a mechanism through which mitochondria, the energy factory of our body's cells, play a role in preventing cells from dying when the cells are deprived of nutrients -- a finding that points to a potential target for next-generat...

 2017-09-21 15:06

Surprising discovery: How the African tsetse fly really drinks your blood... +

Researchers have been taking a close-up look at the biting mouthparts of the African tsetse fly as part of ongoing work on the animal diseases it carries. Using a new high-powered scanning electron microscope, researchers were able to see the rows of shar...

 2017-09-21 15:06

Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars? New research says look for the element vanadium... +

A new article suggests NASA and others hunting for proof of Martian biology in the form of 'microfossils' could use the element vanadium in combination with Raman spectroscopy to confirm traces of extraterrestrial life....

 2017-09-21 15:03

Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars? New research says look for the element vanadium... +

The search for biology on neighbor planet Mars won't play out like a Hollywood movie starring little green men. Rather, many scientists agree if there was life on the Red Planet, it probably will present itself as fossilized bacteria. To find it, astrobio...

 2017-09-21 15:02 


Genome editing reveals key gene for human embryo growth... +

Scientists have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in the early development of human embryos, a potential boost for fertility treatment...

 2017-09-21 15:02

Surprising discoveryhow the African tsetse fly really drinks your blood... +

Researchers at the University of Bristol have been taking a close-up look at the biting mouthparts of the African tsetse fly as part of ongoing work on the animal diseases it carries....

 2017-09-21 15:00 

Scientific American

Sexual Competition Among Ducks Wreaks Havoc on Penis Size... +

When forced to compete for mates, some birds develop longer penises and others almost nothing at all ...

 2017-09-21 15:00

Jaguar Facts: Biggest Cat in Americas... +

Jaguars are the third-largest big cat in the world after lions and tigers....

 2017-09-21 14:59 


The 10 most peaceful countries in the world... +

Europe remains the most peaceful region, but the 2017 Global Peace Index shows that peace in the U.S. has taken a tumble....

 2017-09-21 14:54

New Ancient Sloth Discovered in Mexican Sinkhole... +

The skeleton of a new ancient ground sloth, discovered in a Mexican sinkhole, is most closely related to giant ground sloths in South America....

 2017-09-21 14:45 

Science AAAS

HHMIs own brand of diversity in the life sciences... +

Women make up majority in new postdoc fellowship targeting underrepresented groups...

 2017-09-21 14:43 

The Daily Galaxy

BBC Interviews Head of NASA Astrobiology --"Life on Saturn's Enceladus" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)... +


 2017-09-21 14:42

Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease... +

Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive if introduced, according to researchers. The two mosquito...

 2017-09-21 14:42

New hermit crab uses live coral as its home... +

A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a new study....

 2017-09-21 14:42

Brain inflammation linked to suicidal thinking in depression... +

Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study. Scientists have found that the increase in the inflammatory marker was present specifically i...

 2017-09-21 14:40 

Quanta Magazine

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning... +

A new idea is helping to explain the puzzling success of todays artificial-intelligence algorithms and might also explain how human brains learn....

 2017-09-21 14:28 

The Daily Galaxy

The Alien Observatory --"Advanced Life May Exist in a Form That's Beyond Matter"... +

Astrophysicist Paul Davies at Arizona State University suggests that advanced technology might not even be made of matter. That it might have no fixed size or shape; have no well-defined boundaries. Is dynamical on all scales of space and time.... &#...

 2017-09-21 14:25

Teen Dies from 'Rapunzel Syndrome': Why Do People Eat Their Hair?... +

A teen in England died after a large hair ball in her stomach led to a body-wide infection. How do these hair balls form, and what causes people to eat their hair?...

 2017-09-21 14:17

Better rechargeable batteries coming soon?... +

Novel lithium electrodes coated with indium could be the basis for more powerful, longer-lasting, rechargeable batteries. The coating hinders undesirable side-reactions between the electrode and electrolyte, provide a more uniform deposition of lithium wh...

 2017-09-21 14:17

Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as a side dish... +

Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says a new study....

 2017-09-21 14:17

Production of key diabetes cells can be improved... +

In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research, the current way of producing beta ce...

 2017-09-21 14:17

Recipe for forest restoration discovered... +

A new study has uncovered some valuable information on ways to maximize the success of replanting efforts, bringing new hope for restoring these threatened ecosystems....

 2017-09-21 14:17

Changing of the guard: research sheds light on how plants breathe... +

New research is set to change the textbook understanding of how plants breathe. Researchers have developed the first full 3D model of a guard cell....

 2017-09-21 14:17

Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrass... +

New research and collaboration could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide. What they discovered is that local knowledge is the key to a successful management ap...

 2017-09-21 14:17

Obese dogs helped by 'effective' weight loss trials... +

On average overweight dogs lose an average of 11 percent of their body weight when enrolled on a weight loss trial according to researchers who have conducted the largest international multi-center weight study....

 2017-09-21 14:17

Astonishing time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells set... +

Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy conversion efficiency....

 2017-09-21 14:17

Lightning-fast trappers... +

New findings have been gained on the biomechanics and evolution of suction traps in carnivorous bladderworts....

 2017-09-21 14:17

Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreading... +

Following genetic studies of deformed calves, research is able to uncover a previously unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding bull from which the mutation and thus the deformation originate has now been put down to prevent the disease f...

 2017-09-21 14:17

Whole food diet may help prevent colon cancer, other chronic conditions... +

A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers. Understanding how these compounds work on a molecula...

 2017-09-21 14:03

Plate Tectonics May Have Begun a Billion Years After Earth's Birth... +

The differentiation of oceanic and continental crust could date back 3.5 billion years....

 2017-09-21 14:02

Changing of the guardresearch sheds light on how plants breathe... +

New research is set to change the textbook understanding of how plants breathe....

 2017-09-21 14:00 

Scientific American

What Can You Do for a Fatty Liver?... +

Fatty liver disease can be a warning sign of bigger troubles ahead. Fortunately, it’s something that can be turned around with diet and lifestyle changes. ...

 2017-09-21 13:55

Increasing frequency of blood donation has no major side effects... +

Giving blood more frequently - up to every 8 weeks for men and every 12 weeks for women - has no major side effects and could help to increase blood stocks, according to the first ever randomized trial of blood donation involving more than 45000 people in...

 2017-09-21 13:55

Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler increases the risk of hard-to-treat infections... +

Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections, according to a large study....

 2017-09-21 13:55

Diamonds show Earth still capable of ‘superhot’ surprises... +

Diamonds may be ‘forever’ but some may have formed more recently than geologists thought. A study of 26 diamonds, formed under extreme melting conditions in the Earth’s mantle, found two populations, one of which has geologically ‘young’ ages. The results...

 2017-09-21 13:50

Solar eruption ‘photobombed’ Mars encounter with Comet Siding Spring... +

When Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed just 140,000 kilometers from Mars on 19th October 2014, depositing a large amount of debris in the Martian atmosphere, space agencies coordinated multiple spacecraft to witness the largest meteor shower in recor...

 2017-09-21 13:50

New genetic test for predicting cancer recurrence... +

Researchers have discovered a new genetic test which could help predict cancer recurrence - paving the way for more precise, personalised treatments....

 2017-09-21 13:50

In times of climate change: What a lake’s color can tell about its condition... +

With the help of satellite observations from 188 lakes worldwide, scientists have shown that the warming of large lakes amplifies their color. Lakes which are green due to their high phytoplankton content tend to become greener in warm years as phytoplank...

 2017-09-21 13:49

Cannabis, 'spice' – better think twice... +

Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the world, and the advent of synthetic cannabinoids creates additional challenges to the society because of their higher potency and ability to escape drug detection screenings.  Scientists have a warning abou...

 2017-09-21 13:46

Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells... +

Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy conversion efficiency....

 2017-09-21 13:30

Gravitational waves may oscillate, just like neutrinos... +

( data from the first-ever gravitational waves detected last year, along with a theoretical analysis, physicists have shown that gravitational waves may oscillate between two different forms called "g" and "f"-type gravitational waves. The p...

 2017-09-21 13:26

'Vegetarian' Dinos Made Exception for Shellfish, Poop Study Shows... +

The herbivorous duck-billed dinosaurs didn't eat just plants. They also ate shellfish, as the dino's fossilized poop shows....

 2017-09-21 13:15 

Scientific American

Prepping for Alien Oceans, NASA Goes Deep... +

Deep-sea observatory tests technologies for eventual exploration of Europa or other icy moons ...

 2017-09-21 13:03

Football helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time, study suggests... +

While football-related concussions have been top of mind in recent years, people have struggled to create technology to accurately measure them in real time. Engineers have now developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a fo...

 2017-09-21 13:03

No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet... +

A new study has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments showed low to medium efficacy in redu...

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