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 2017-09-21 17:43 

ScienceDaily.com

Breaking Coulomb's law: Scientists find a way around the rule that 'opposites attract'... +

Scientists have taken a big step towards creating the next generation of batteries, as well as more effective water treatment and better alternative energy after defying one of nature’s most fundamental rules on an atomic scale....

 2017-09-21 17:41 

New Scientist

Star nicknamed Kronos after eating its own planetary children... +

A pair of binary stars are less alike than any pair weve seen, possibly because one gobbled its own orbiting planets, winning it the nickname Kronos...

 2017-09-21 17:01 

Phys.org

Fast radio bursts may be firing off every second... +

When fast radio bursts, or FRBs, were first detected in 2001, astronomers had never seen anything like them before. Since then, astronomers have found a couple of dozen FRBs, but they still don't know what causes these rapid and powerful bursts of radio e...

 2017-09-21 17:00 

Scientific American

En Route to Asteroid, NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission Will Fly By Earth... +

The encounter will give the spacecraft a boost on its deep-space trip to fetch samples from the asteroid Bennu ...

 2017-09-21 16:58 

ScienceDaily.com

How staph cells dodge the body's immune system... +

For years, medical investigators have tried and failed to develop vaccines for a type of staph bacteria associated with the deadly superbug MRSA. But a new study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system, offering a clearer picture of how a suc...

 2017-09-21 16:58 

ScienceDaily.com

Blood metal ion levels can identify hip replacement patients at low risk of ARMD... +

Patients with 'metal on metal' artificial hips are at risk of complications caused by adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). A study confirms that blood metal ion levels specific to the type of hip implant used can help predict patients who are at low ...

 2017-09-21 16:37 

National Geographic

Watch a Rare Video of Two-Faced Kitten... +

The cat, with an extra mouth, nose, and pair of eyes, likely suffered from a rarely seen genetic mutation....

 2017-09-21 16:34 

LiveScience.com

Fossil-Footprint Thief Couldn't Outrun the Law... +

A man who stole 10 fossil footprints from a dig site in Crete last week failed to hide his own tracks from the police, who apprehended him on Sept. 15....

 2017-09-21 16:33 

TreeHugger

This is what an octopus city looks like (video)... +

The recent discovery of 'Octlantis' defies the theory that octopuses are loners; now video footage shows the goings-on at the cephalopod city....

 2017-09-21 16:30 

Scientific American

How to Explore Otherworldly Oceans... +

The tools we build to explore our deep oceans might one day explore ocean world across the solar system. A new observatory called ABISS that can transmit video and long-term chemical measurements at... ...

 2017-09-21 16:30 

New Scientist

Gravity may be created by strange flashes in the quantum realm... +

A model of how wave forms of quantum systems collapse reveals a way they could create gravitational fields, and perhaps even reconcile two pillars of physics...

 2017-09-21 16:16 

Phys.org

Rapid imaging of granular matter... +

Granular systems such as gravel or powders can be found everywhere, but studying them is not easy. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a method by which pictures of the inside of granular systems can be taken ten thousand times faster than before...

 2017-09-21 16:15 

Phys.org

Researchers demonstrate quantum teleportation of patterns of light... +

Nature Communications today published research by a team comprising Scottish and South African researchers, demonstrating entanglement swapping and teleportation of orbital angular momentum 'patterns' of light. This is a crucial step towards realizing a q...

 2017-09-21 16:15 

Science AAAS

You dont need a brain to sleep. Just ask jellyfish... +

Study reveals that sleep may have deep evolutionary roots...

 2017-09-21 16:14 

The Daily Galaxy

Hubble Reveals an Odd Object In the Asteroid Belt Between Mars and Jupiter... +

In September 2016, just before the asteroid 288P made its closest approach to the Sun, it was close enough to Earth to allow astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to observe the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object...  ;...

 2017-09-21 16:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Quantum teleportation of patterns of light... +

Researchers have demonstrated entanglement swapping and teleportation of orbital angular momentum 'patterns' of light. This is a crucial step towards realizing a quantum repeater for high-dimensional entangled states....

 2017-09-21 16:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Rapid imaging of granular matter... +

Granular systems such as gravel or powders can be found everywhere, but studying them is not easy. Researchers have now developed a method by which pictures of the inside of granular systems can be taken 10,000 times faster than before....

 2017-09-21 16:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Flu vaccine used in elderly may benefit middle-aged adults with chronic conditions... +

Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives. The findings may justify for clinical trials of the high-dose and new recombinant trivalent influ...

 2017-09-21 16:11 

ScienceDaily.com

New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides... +

Researchers have determined formulas to guide development of a promising new high-tech material, composed of insulating metal oxides known as alkaline-earth-metal binary oxides, that could lead to better computer memory chips, refrigeration systems, and o...

 2017-09-21 16:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Wildlife rangers: What motivates them?... +

Wildlife rangers are on the front lines protecting our most iconic species -- tigers, elephants, gorillas and many others. But their challenges involve more than confrontations with wild animals and poachers....

 2017-09-21 16:11 

Nature

Relativity: Final ascent of physics... +

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

 2017-09-21 16:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Dino-killing asteroid's impact on bird evolution... +

Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants....

 2017-09-21 16:11 

Nature

Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

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

 2017-09-21 16:11 

Nature

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

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

 2017-09-21 16:11 

Nature

Golden Germany... +

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

 2017-09-21 16:11 

Nature

Fossilized poo reveals that vegetarian dinosaurs had a taste for crabs... +

Ancient crustaceans in dino dung from Utah illuminate herbivores broad diet....

 2017-09-21 16:11 

Nature

Jellyfish caught snoozing give clues to origin of sleep... +

The brainless marine creatures are the simplest organisms known to seek slumber....

 2017-09-21 16:10 

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....

 2017-09-21 16:10 

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 16:10 

Nature

Historical data: Hidden in the past... +

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

 2017-09-21 16:10 

Nature

United Kingdom sees dip in European research applications after Brexit vote... +

But overall data don't show a big impact on UK's involvement with European science....

 2017-09-21 16:08 

BBC

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history... +

DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa....

 2017-09-21 16:01 

LiveScience.com

Your Brain Sees Faces, Even When You Don't... +

Researchers have identified a neuron in the brain that can recognize familiar faces, even if you aren't aware of seeing them. ...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

New research suggests Mercurys poles are icier than scientists thought... +

Researchers have found new evidence of ice sheets in permanently shadowed craters near the north pole of Mercury....

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Phys.org

Ancient human DNA in sub-Saharan Africa lifts veil on prehistory... +

The first large-scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identity of prehistoric populations in the region and how they moved around and replaced one another over the past 8,000 years....

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Phys.org

Study provides insights into how algae siphon carbon dioxide from the air... +

Two new studies of green algaethe scourge of swimming pool owners and freshwater pondshave revealed new insights into how these organisms siphon carbon dioxide from the air for use in photosynthesis, a key factor in their ability to grow so quickly. Under...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Phys.org

Signs of sleep seen in jellyfish... +

Jellyfish snooze just like the rest of us. Like humans, mice, fish and flies, the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea exhibits the telltale signs of sleep, scientists report September 21, 2017 in the journal Current Biology. But unlike other animals that slum...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Seeker

The discovery that jellyfish go to sleep is making scientists rethink when sleep first evolved, what it actually is, and how it helps us and other snoozers.... +

Credit: CaltechJellyfish lack ears, eyes, a nose, a heart, bones, and a brain. In fact, they dont even have a head. Their states of being, as they float and pulse rhythmically in water, have therefore mostly been unknown.Despite the fact that jellyfis...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Phys.org

Scientists sequence asexual tiny wormwhose 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 agomaking it one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals known. The work rev...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Science AAAS

Updated: First big efforts to sequence ancient African DNA reveal how early humans swept across the continent ... +

Two new studies suggest extensive migration and an early south-west population split...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Scientific American

Binary Giant Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy's Core... +

The objects are separated by less than one light year—the most compact pairing of supermassive black holes ever seen ...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

New Scientist

Lightning storms triggered by exhaust from cargo ships... +

The world's busiest shipping lanes have twice as many bolts of lightning as nearby areas, and ships pumping soot into the air seem to be responsible...

 2017-09-21 15:49 

livemint

Earths sixth mass extinction likely by 2100: MIT study... +

Earths sixth mass extinction may become a reality by year 2100 due to increasing carbon pressure on oceans, says MITs Daniel H. Rothman in a new study...

 2017-09-21 15:44 

RedOrbit

Sexual rivals can influence the size of a ducks penis... +

Odds are, most people havent spent a lot of time pondering the specifics of duck penises, but a researcher from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts has spent more than a decade investigating their genitalia and has published a new study d...

 2017-09-21 15:30 

Science AAAS

A farright party is about to enter the German parliament. What does that mean for science? ... +

Alternative for Germany agrees with Donald Trump on climate change and with Greenpeace on transgenic crops...

 2017-09-21 15:30 

Scientific American

Cities Sue Big Oil for Damages from Rising Seas... +

Oakland and San Francisco want oil companies to pay for climate change adaptation programs ...

 2017-09-21 15:30 

Scientific American

The Monster Hurricanes of 2017... +

The science behind the powerful storms that have thrashed the Caribbean and U.S. coasts ...

 2017-09-21 15:30 

Space.com

Atlas V Rocket to Launch US Spy Satellite Overnight Tonight: Watch Live... +

An American spy satellite will launch on a clandestine mission early Friday (Sept. 22), and you can follow the spaceflight action live. Liftoff is set for 1:38 a.m. EDT (0538 GMT; 10:38 p.m. Local California Time)....

 2017-09-21 15:30 

Science AAAS

Craig Venters synthetic biology company hit with gender discrimination suit... +

Attorney who worked for firm says the famed genomicist himself made off-color remark...

 2017-09-21 15:27 

TreeHugger

It's time to adopt Cosmic Time, one time for the entire world... +

Time zones are an anachronism in the Internet age. Let's get rid of them....

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