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 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Twitter bots for good: USC ISI study reveals how information spreads on social media... +

Twitter bots have earned a bad reputation -- but not all bots are bad, suggests a new study co-authored by Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute computer scientist and a research assistant professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering'...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Two Group A Streptococcus genes linked to 'flesh-eating' bacterial infections... +

Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause illnesses ranging from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions such as flesh-eating disease, also known as necrotizing fasciitis. Life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread under...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

New technique spots warning signs of extreme events... +

Engineers at MIT have devised a framework for identifying key patterns that precede an extreme event. The framework can be applied to a wide range of complicated, multidimensional systems to pick out the warning signs that are most likely to occur in the ...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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UTA study finds public-private partnerships key to making telemedicine sustainable... +

RadhaKanta Mahapatra, a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management in the UTA College of Business, conducted the study, A Collaborative Approach to Creating ICT-based Sustainable Development, which was published as part o...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Study finds no-tillage not sufficient alone to prevent water pollution from nitrate... +

A new IUPUI study funded by the US Department of Agriculture answers a long-debated agricultural question: whether no-tillage alone is sufficient to prevent water pollution from nitrate. The answer is no....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Researchers describe mechanism that underlies age-associated bone loss... +

A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis -- the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Researchers have now detailed an underlying mechanism leading to that osteoporosis. When this ...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

NASA'S OSIRIS-REx spacecraft slingshots past Earth... +

NASA's asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth's gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder, according to research... +

A study conducted by researchers in Brazil shows patients with chronic migraine are three times as likely to suffer from severe temporomandibular disorder. Though not a primary cause, the disorder is thought to accentuate and perpetuate sensitivity to pai...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

Why Some Woolly Rhinos Grew Ribs on Their Necks | Smart News | Smithsonian... +

These misplaced ribs don't grow unless something unusual is going on in the gene pool...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

New York City Could Finally Lose Its Prohibition-era Dancing Rule | Smart News | Smithsonian... +

The infamous ...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

Modern Humans and Neanderthals May Be More Similar Than We Imagined | Science | Smithsonian... +

A remarkably preserved 49,000-year-old skeleton shows that Neanderthal kids may have grown slowly, like us...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

How a Satellite Just Used Earth Like a Slingshot | Smart News | Smithsonian... +

On its way to study an asteroid for clues about the origins of life, OSIRIS-REx got a little boost from Earth's gravity...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

Pop-up Monuments Ask What 21st-Century Public Memorials Should Be | Smart News | Smithsonian... +

A collective of artists adds new, thought-provoking works to Philadelphia's parks and plazas...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

Four Incredible Facts About Sea Otters | Smart News | Smithsonian... +

We thought you otter know these...

 2017-09-22 02:01 

Universe Today

NASAs OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sampler Slingshots Around Earth Friday, Sept. 21 Catch It If You Can!... +

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - Barely a year after NASAs OSIRIS-REx robotic asteroid sampler launched on a trailblazing mission to snatch a soil sample from a pristine asteroid and return it to Earth for research analysis, the probe is speeding back home for ...

 2017-09-22 01:27 

The Conversation AU

We are all of the same starstuff... +

The SAGE Symposium in Brisbane this year brought together hundreds of interested parties across STEM to share and learn best practice in gender and diversity equity. Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) The recent Science in Australia Gender Equity (...

 2017-09-22 01:15 

Nature

Golden Germany... +

Government's push for excellence is creating a golden age of opportunity for scientists flocking to the country....

 2017-09-22 01:07 

Nature

Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

Pioneering mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal....

 2017-09-22 00:57 

Universe Today

New Study Says a Fast Radio Burst Happens Every Second in the Universe... +

A new study by a team of researchers from the CfA argues that a Fast Radio Burst happens with every passing second in the observable Universe The post New Study Says a Fast Radio Burst Happens Every Second in the Universe appeared first on Universe Today....

 2017-09-22 00:51 

Nature

Historical data: Hidden in the past... +

Old photos, logbooks and papers are a gold mine for fields such as ecology and climatology....

 2017-09-22 00:40 

Nature

Engineering: Reclusive genius who connected the world... +

W. Bernard Carlson relishes a biography of a self-taught engineer who revolutionized telecommunications....

 2017-09-22 00:39 

Nature

Relativity: Final ascent of physics... +

Robert P. Crease applauds the third volume of a thrilling guide to a special pursuit....

 2017-09-22 00:37 

Nature

Outside the lab: Side jobs for scientists... +

Paid work beyond the bench can offer a welcome source of income to cash-strapped junior researchers and provide opportunities for career development....

 2017-09-22 00:31 

Nature

Fiction: The science in Sherlock Holmes... +

Maria Konnikova detects the fictional sleuth's inner researcher, 130 years on from his 'birth'....

 2017-09-21 23:51 

TreeHugger

The problem with too much bread... +

Bread is so cheap to produce that it has lost all value, creating excessive waste....

 2017-09-21 23:17 

BBC

Birds 'churring' is a sign isles' shipwreck rats dying out... +

The call of storm petrels are recorded for the first time on islands where rats came ashore from shipwrecks....

 2017-09-21 22:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Being active saves lives whether a gym workout, walking to work or washing the floor... +

Any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 30 minutes of activity a day, or 150 minutes a week to raise the heart rate, new research indicates....

 2017-09-21 22:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Alternative splicing, an important mechanism for cancer... +

Scientists discover several alterations in this cellular process with implications in cancer by analyzing samples from more than 4,000 patients....

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