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 2017-09-21 19:44 

TreeHugger

This homegrown project brings new meaning to the term magic mushrooms... +

Ecovative, a leader in the budding mycelium materials field, is offering a DIY kit that "grows" a lampshade....

 2017-09-21 19:43 

The Conversation AU

Lost in space: Australia dwindled from space leader to also-ran in 50 years... +

Australia worked closely with the UK, Europe and USA in developing space capability in the 1950s and 1960s. from www.shutterstock.com The eyes of the worlds space expertise will be on Australia this month, as Adelaide hosts the worlds largest space confer...

 2017-09-21 19:43 

The Conversation AU

The origin of extreme cosmic ray particles revealed: they come from distant galaxies... +

Detecting cosmic ray particles: a water-Cherenkov detector seen against the night sky at the Pierre Auger Observatory in western Argentina. Steven Saffi, University of Adelaide, Author providedThe existence of high-energy cosmic ray particles bombarding E...

 2017-09-21 19:39 

livemint

Irrational use of third generation advanced antibiotics must be discouraged: study... +

A study shows that three in every five, or about 62%, children hospitalized in India are on at least one third-generation advanced antibiotic...

 2017-09-21 19:35 

Phys.org

Neanderthal boy's skull grew like a human child's: study... +

The first analysis of a Neanderthal boy's skull uncovered in Spain suggests that he grew much like a modern boy would, in another sign that our extinct ancestors were similar to us, researchers said Thursday....

 2017-09-21 19:34 

Seeker

A flatworm wriggling in and out of a teen's eyeball in Mexico caused serious damage to his vision, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.... +

Credit: The New England Journal of Medicine 2017When doctors in Mexico peered into a 17-year-old boy's eye, they got a squirming surprise: a flatworm wriggling in and out of the teen's eyeball. The teen, who lives in a rural village, had gone to the ...

 2017-09-21 19:31 

Seeker

Neanderthals were brainer than modern humans, and new research helps to explain how these early hominids evolved so much brain power.... +

Credit: Andrs Diaz-CSIC CommunicationEl Sidrn Cave in northwestern Spain preserved the remains of at least 12 Neanderthals for about 49,000 years until their discovery in 2010. Genetic evidence suggests the group 3 adult males, 3 adult females, 3 ado...

 2017-09-21 19:13 

National Geographic

Medieval Porpoise Burial Puzzles Scientists... +

Video shows the "unparalleled4; find among the ruins of a monastic retreat....

 2017-09-21 19:12 

ScienceNews.org

Plate tectonics started at least 3.5 billion years ago ... +

Analyses of titanium in rock suggest plate tectonics began 500 million years earlier than thought....

 2017-09-21 19:11 

Phys.org

New technique accurately digitizes transparent objects... +

A new imaging technique makes it possible to precisely digitize clear objects and their surroundings, an achievement that has eluded current state-of-the-art 3D rendering methods. The ability to create detailed, 3D digital versions of real-world objects a...

 2017-09-21 19:06 

TreeHugger

13 storey tower built of sustainably harvested Brazilian wood... +

Brazil is often in Treehugger because of illegal logging and deforestation. Not this time....

 2017-09-21 19:03 

Seeker

Astronomers have identified a weird pair of orbiting asteroids, called 288P, as the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet.... +

Credit: ESA/Hubble, L. Calada.Astronomers recently spotted two space rocks behaving strangely. As the asteroids orbited each other, both of them appeared to be shedding material just like a comet does observations revealed a coma around the objects a...

 2017-09-21 19:00 

TreeHugger

Photo: Bitty burrowing owl peeks out from below... +

Our photo of the day features one of the smallest of North American owls....

 2017-09-21 19:00 

New Scientist

Far-off galaxies are firing rare high-energy cosmic rays at us... +

The highest energy particles in the universe hit Earth very rarely, so it took 10 years of data to pinpoint their origin. Theyre coming from galaxies far, far away...

 2017-09-21 19:00 

New Scientist

There is no way to spot big earthquakes ahead of time... +

Large earthquakes look just like small ones when they start out, so early warning systems have no clues to help figure out if a quake is going to be huge...

 2017-09-21 19:00 

Scientific American

U.S. Safety Board Says Train-Crash Engineers Had Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders... +

The drivers had no memory of the NYC-area incidents ...

 2017-09-21 18:30 

Scientific American

Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shook Up Disaster Predictions... +

Tuesday’s deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one” ...

 2017-09-21 18:30 

Scientific American

Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shook Up Disaster Predictions... +

Tuesday’s deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one” ...

 2017-09-21 18:14 

TreeHugger

It's a rule of the road: When it is easy to drive, people drive.... +

But when it is slow and inconvenient to drive, even cranky right wing columnists turn to bikes...

 2017-09-21 18:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Dancing electrons lose the race... +

Ultrashort pulses of light were employed by physicists to start a race between electrons emitted from different initial states in a solid material. Timing this race revealed an unexpected result: the fastest electrons arrived in last place....

 2017-09-21 18:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Synthetic molecule 'kicks and kills' some persistent HIV in mice... +

Scientists have designed a synthetic molecule that can reactivate dormant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in mice and lead to the death of some of the infected cells, according to a new study....

 2017-09-21 18:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Japanese encephalitis vaccine cuts disease rate in Nepal... +

From 2006 through 2011, Nepal conducted a mass immunization campaign against Japanese encephalitis -- a mosquito-borne viral disease. Now, investigators have reported that the vaccination effort prevented thousands of cases of Japanese encephalitis (JE) a...

 2017-09-21 18:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Your neurons register familiar faces, whether you notice them or not... +

When people see an image of a person they recognize particular cells light up in the brain. Now, researchers have found that those cells light up even when a person sees a familiar face or object but fails to notice it. The only difference is that the neu...

 2017-09-21 18:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Ancient DNA data fills in thousands of years of human prehistory in Africa... +

By sequencing the ancient genomes of 15 individuals from different parts of Africa, researchers reporting in the journal Cell on Sept. 21 have reconstructed the prehistory of humans on the continent, going back thousands of years. The findings shed light ...

 2017-09-21 18:13 

ScienceDaily.com

A rapid alternative to standard safety tests for lentiviral vectors... +

A new, publicly available test to assess the safety of cell therapy products altered by lentivirus generates results within a few hours, potentially hastening the pace at which viral immunotherapies move into clinical trial. Current assays required by the...

 2017-09-21 18:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists sequence asexual tiny worm whose lineage stretches back 18 million years... +

A team of scientists has sequenced, for the first time, a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species that originated approximately 18 million years ago -- making it one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals known....

 2017-09-21 18:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Green algae could hold clues for engineering faster-growing crops... +

Two new studies provide a detailed look at an essential part of algae's growth machinery, with the eventual goal of applying this knowledge to improving the growth of crops....

 2017-09-21 18:12 

ScienceDaily.com

Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far away... +

Where do cosmic rays come from? Solving a 50-year-old mystery, a collaboration of researchers has discovered it's much farther than the Milky Way....

 2017-09-21 18:12 

ScienceDaily.com

Jellyfish, with no brains, still seem to sleep... +

The discovery that primitive jellyfish sleep suggests that sleep is an ancient, evolutionarily conserved behavior....

 2017-09-21 18:12 

ScienceDaily.com

Why poison frogs don't poison themselves... +

Poison frogs harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins we know, yet scientists have long wondered -- how do these frogs keep from poisoning themselves? Scientists are now a step closer to resolving that head-scratcher. And the answer has potential conseq...

 2017-09-21 18:12 

ScienceDaily.com

We must accelerate transitions for sustainability and climate change, experts say... +

We must move faster towards a low-carbon world if we are to limit global warming to 2 degrees C this century, experts have warned....

 2017-09-21 18:12 

ScienceDaily.com

Neuron types in brain are defined by gene activity shaping their communication patterns... +

Neurons are the basic building blocks that wire up brain circuits supporting mental activities and behavior. In a major step forward, scientists have described a discovery about the molecular-genetic basis of neuronal cell types. The study, which involves...

 2017-09-21 18:12 

ScienceDaily.com

Heat-loving Australian ants believe in diversity, hint 74 species new to science... +

A genus of Australian ants, many of whose members prefer to forage in blistering temperatures of up to 50°C (122°F), is revised to include 74 new species. The ants include seed-eaters, ant and termite raiders, 'honeypot ants' that store nectar and honeyde...

 2017-09-21 18:12 

ScienceDaily.com

Reconstructing how Neanderthals grew, based on an El Sidrón child... +

How did Neanderthals grow? Does modern man develop in the same way as Homo neanderthalensis did? How does the size of the brain affect the development of the body? Researchers have studied the fossil remains of a Neanderthal child's skeleton in order to e...

 2017-09-21 18:12 

ScienceDaily.com

Rapid hepatitis C testing may help better screen young adults... +

Routine and rapid hepatitis C virus testing among young adults who use injection drugs improves life expectancy and may provide a good use of limited resources, according to new research....

 2017-09-21 18:12 

ScienceDaily.com

Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study finds... +

Exceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal's digestive system. The new study shows that at least two trilobite species evolved a stomach s...

 2017-09-21 18:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Exosomes are the missing link to insulin resistance in diabetes... +

Chronic tissue inflammation resulting from obesity is an underlying cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. But the mechanism by which this occurs has remained cloaked, until now. In a new paper, researchers identified exosomes -- extremely small...

 2017-09-21 18:05 

Sky & Telescope

Some Cosmic Rays Come from Outside the Galaxy... +

Astronomers have detected more extremely energetic cosmic particles coming from one side of the sky than the other. The post Some Cosmic Rays Come from Outside the Galaxy appeared first on Sky & Telescope....

 2017-09-21 18:01 

National Geographic

This Neanderthal Child Grew Up Just Like Us... +

A 49,000-year-old skeleton supports the notion that long childhoodsthought to help nurse a larger brainaren't unique to Homo sapiens....

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study finds... +

Exceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal's digestive system. Published today in the journal PLOS ONE, the new study shows that at least ...

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

We must accelerate transitions for sustainability and climate change, experts say... +

We must move faster towards a low-carbon world if we are to limit global warming to 2oC this century, experts have warned....

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far away... +

In an article published today in the journal Science, the Pierre Auger Collaboration has definitively answered the question of whether cosmic particles from outside the Milky Way Galaxy. The article, titled "Observation of a large-scale anisotropy in the ...

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

Why poison frogs don't poison themselves... +

Don't let their appearance fool you: Thimble-sized, dappled in cheerful colors and squishy, poison frogs in fact harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins we know. With a new paper published in the journal Science, scientists are a step closer to resolvi...

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

Physicists publish new findings on electron emission... +

Even more than 100 years after Einstein's explanation of photoemission the process of electron emission from a solid material upon illumination with light still poses challenging surprises. In the report now published in the journal Science ultrashort pul...

 2017-09-21 18:00 

ScienceNews.org

Ultrahigh energy cosmic rays come from outside the Milky Way... +

The biggest cosmic ray haul ever points toward other galaxies as the source of the rays, not our own....

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Scientific American

Galaxies Far, Far Away Send Us Highest-Energy Cosmic Rays... +

A new study hints that the most energetic particles ever seen come from far beyond the Milky Way. ...

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Physics World

Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays have extra-galactic origins... +

Pierre Auger Observatory homes in on mystery sources...

 2017-09-21 17:54 

Seeker

Oceans are absorbing the extra heat from greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, and thats giving tropical cyclones a boost of energy.... +

Credit: NOAA/NASA/CIRAIts been another big year for big hurricanes, as warmer-than-normal oceans fuel explosive growth for tropical cyclones. Hurricane Maria has been ripping across the Caribbean islands since Monday, when it ballooned into a Categor...

 2017-09-21 17:49 

The Daily Galaxy

Most Mysterious Phenomena in the Universe --"FRB Signals Occur Once Every Every Second from Unknown Sources" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)... +

"In the time it takes you to drink a cup of coffee, hundreds of FRBs may have gone off somewhere in the Universe," said Avi Loeb, who recently speculated that these signals may be signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. "If we... ...

 2017-09-21 17:44 

ScienceDaily.com

Locking down the big bang of immune cells... +

Ignored pieces of DNA play a critical role in the development of immune cells (T cells), scientists have found. These areas activate a change in the structure of DNA that brings together crucial elements necessary for T cell formation. This “big bang” dis...

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