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 2019-09-17 11:45 

Phys.org

From primordial black holes new clues to dark matter...

Primordial black holes (PBHs) are objects that formed just fractions of a second after the Big Bang, considered by many researchers among the principal candidates in explaining the nature of dark matter, above all following direct observations of gravitat...

 2019-09-17 11:45 

Phys.org

3-D models of Mars to aid Rosalind Franklin rover in quest for ancient life...

Scientists at TU Dortmund University have generated high-accuracy 3-D models of terrain within the landing ellipse of the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars rover Rosalind Franklin. The Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) have a resolution of about 25 cm per pixel and will ...

 2019-09-17 11:45 

Phys.org

Stony-iron meteor caused August impact flash at Jupiter...

Analysis of a bright flash in Jupiter's atmosphere observed by an amateur astronomer in August 2019 has revealed that the likely cause was a small asteroid with a density typical of stony-iron meteors. The impact is estimated to have released energy e...

 2019-09-17 11:44 

Phys.org

Painting the molecular canvas in super-resolution...

To understand how individual molecules play their roles in biological processes inside the cells they are synthesized in, researchers have developed super-resolution microscopy methods to visualize them at the single-molecule level. However, to investigat...

 2019-09-17 11:44 

Phys.org

Researchers unlock cancer-causing mechanism of E. coli toxin with synthetic biology approach...

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) unraveled how a toxin released by Escherichia coli (E. coli) a human gut bacteria, is connected to colorectal cancer, offering new insights to the healt...

 2019-09-17 11:43 

Phys.org

Real-time imaging for use in medicine...

A new paper in Nature Photonics from researchers at CU Boulder details impressive improvements in the ability to control the propagation and interaction of light in complex media such as tissue—an area with many potential applications in the medical...

 2019-09-17 11:43 

Phys.org

Researchers say the age of Saturn's rings is difficult to determine...

A team of researchers has reignited the debate about the age of Saturn's rings with a study that dates the rings as most likely to have formed early in the Solar System....

 2019-09-17 11:14 

Space.com

No Date Set Yet, But NASA Targeting Second Half of 2024 for Human Moon Landing...

For six months, NASA has been chasing big plans to land humans near the south pole of the moon in 2024....

 2019-09-17 11:13 

LiveScience.com

Remote Russian Volcano Turns the Skies Purple...

The eruption of a remote Russian volcano in June has been tingeing sunrises and sunsets the world over a gorgeous purple hue....

 2019-09-17 11:00 

Space.com

Astronomers Get the Goods on Jupiter-Smacking Space Rock...

The space rock that whacked Jupiter last month has lost its air of mystery....

 2019-09-17 11:00 

Phys.org

Elephant seal 'supermoms' produce most of the population, study finds...

Most of the pups born in an elephant seal colony in California over a span of five decades were produced by a relatively small number of long-lived "supermoms", according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz....

 2019-09-17 11:00 

Space.com

Large Magellanic Cloud Shines in 'Unprecedented' New Telescope Imagery...

Beyond the border of our Milky Way lies a fascinating satellite galaxy that takes center stage in new imagery....

 2019-09-17 11:00 

LiveScience.com

Deep-Sea Explorers Find Rare Shapeshifting Jellyfish with a Prize Inside...

Scientists on the Nautilus research expedition filmed a rare, shapeshifting jellyfish transform before their eyes....

 2019-09-17 11:00 

TreeHugger

20 foods you can make from scratch to avoid plastic...

When you stop buying prepackaged foods, you have to start cooking them yourself. It's not that hard once you get into the swing of it....

 2019-09-17 10:58 

Phys.org

New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement...

It's well known that the production of cement—the world's leading construction material—is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about 8 percent of all such releases. If cement production were a country, it would b...

 2019-09-17 10:57 

Phys.org

Common drug source of insights into formation of 'butterfly' crystals...

Experiments at ANSTO's Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering and the Australian Synchrotron have revealed the growth mechanism behind an unusual twin crystal that forms conjoined "wings" in the most commonly prescribed antihypertensive and ...

 2019-09-17 10:56 

Phys.org

Bioengineering organ-specific tissues with high cellular density and embedded vascular channels...

Bioengineers study the development of organ-specific tissues in the lab for therapeutic applications. However, the process is highly challenging, since it requires the fabrication and maintenance of dense cellular constructs composed of approximately 108 ...

 2019-09-17 10:56 

LiveScience.com

Long-Standing Problem of 'Golden Ratio' and Other Irrational Numbers Solved with 'Magical Simplicity'...

Mathematicians have finally proved a conjecture on approximating numbers with fractions...

 2019-09-17 10:56 

Phys.org

A novel tool to probe fundamental matter...

Identifying elementary constituents of matter including quarks, bosons and electrons, and the manner by which these particles interact with each other, constitutes one of the greatest challenges in modern physical sciences. Resolving this outstanding prob...

 2019-09-17 10:45 

Scientific American

Marooned: Researchers Will Freeze Their Ship into Arctic Ocean Ice for a Year...

Scientists setting sail to the North Pole will become stranded in slowly migrating sea ice to investigate climate change...

 2019-09-17 10:07 

Nature

Debating the bedrock of climate-change mitigation scenarios...

Opposing views on the suitability of integrated assessment models....

 2019-09-17 10:07 

Nature

Trump’s top scientist outlines plan to reduce foreign influence on US research...

Kelvin Droegemeier is planning a listening tour of US universities in the coming months....

 2019-09-17 10:00 

ScienceNews.org

How circling the globe has evolved in the 500 years since Magellan's famous trip...

Humankind has found new and improved ways to circle the globe in the five centuries since Magellan set sail....

 2019-09-17 10:00 

National Geographic

Many people want to set aside half of Earth as nature...

A new survey of 12,000 adults in 12 countries revealed overwhelming support for conservation, as well as knowledge gaps in subjects like extinction rates....

 2019-09-17 10:00 

National Geographic

Whale populations in New York Harbor are booming—here's why...

A few cetaceans appeared in 2011, but now they're in the hundreds, surprising scientists and tourists alike....

 2019-09-17 10:00 

National Geographic

Scientists are about to spend a year trapped in Arctic ice...

Hundreds of people have undergone intense preparation for an expedition designed to figure out what a warming Arctic means for us all....

 2019-09-17 09:59 

New Scientist

School strikes are changing the world, says UN climate science advisor...

Students and adults all over the world will strike to protest climate change this Friday. UN science advisor Petteri Taalas says such action could help make progress at next week's climate summit...

 2019-09-17 09:45 

Phys.org

Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show...

Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth's surface more quickly than previously understood, according to new climate models set to replace those used in current UN projections, scientists said Tuesday....

 2019-09-17 09:09 

NPR

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Meet The Nuclear-Powered Self-Driving Drone NASA Is Sending To A Moon Of Saturn...

Almost everyone who learns about the project thinks it sounds "crazy," admits one scientist. But the technology should work....

 2019-09-17 09:02 

National Geographic

What we lose when animals go extinct...

Animals are disappearing at hundreds of times the normal rate, primarily because of shrinking habitats. Their biggest threat: humans....

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

To ward off extinctions, scientists get creative...

From coaching captive animals and breeding new variants to deploying dogs and drones, conservationists aim to nurture species....

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

Sea turtles are the ultimate survivors. Here’s how....

The aquatic reptiles have navigated the oceans for more than 100 million years. But now, humans threaten all seven living species....

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

Plant extinctions are shaking Earth’s green foundation...

Compared with birds, mammals, and amphibians, more plants have vanished in the wild since 1900. What's the cost to ecosystems?...

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

Unique anatomy sets giraffe apart in the animal kingdom...

A circulatory system that beats gravity. Spots that dissipate heat. This giant is purpose-built for its size and surroundings....

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

Learn how species that faced extinction are bouncing back...

From the fin whale and albatross to the gecko, populations are drawing back from the brink of extinction—thanks to intensive conservation efforts....

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

Inside the homes (and minds) of fossil collectors...

These long-extinct, fearsome creatures are turning up in living rooms and corporate offices as wealthy collectors indulge a controversial hobby....

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

This common fishing practice endangers an entire whale species...

So many North Atlantic right whales have collided with boats or become ensnared in vertical trap lines that only 400 of the animals remain....

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

Going to extremes to preserve rare tropical plant species...

On Hawaii's 'Garden Island' of Kauai, botanists stage search-and-rescue missions to head off extinction of native plant species....

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

What I learned documenting the last male northern white rhino’s death...

The rhino and the people who tried to save his species taught one photographer indelible lessons....

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

His portraits capture animals that are going extinct in the wild...

Joel Sartore has photographed nearly 10,000 species. His goal: 'to get the public to care about the extinction crisis while there's still time.'...

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

These surreal jarred fish tell an urgent story of extinction...

A biologist's unusual "fish bunker" of preserved aquatic life shows how humanity has pushed some species to their doom....

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

The ‘little cow’ of the sea nears extinction...

In the Gulf of California, fewer than 19 vaquitas are left. What can conservationists learn before the species dies out completely?...

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

To save birds, should we kill off cats?...

Our feline friends are killing billions of birds every year. A fan of both animals believes there are humane solutions....

 2019-09-17 09:00 

National Geographic

Sea turtles are surviving—despite us...

These reptiles have roamed the oceans for 100 million years. We've put them at risk, but with a little help, they're rebounding....

 2019-09-17 07:09 

Phys.org

How nitrogen-fixing bacteria sense iron...

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have discovered how nitrogen-fixing bacteria sense iron—an essential but deadly micronutrient....

 2019-09-17 07:00 

SpaceNews

Airbus subsidiary UP42 unveils data, analytics platform...

Airbus Defence and Space subsidiary UP42 unveiled Sept. 17 a commercial data and analytics platform that offers access to satellite imagery, other geospatial datasets and algorithms. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-09-17 06:55 

Phys.org

Early rice farmers unwittingly selected for weedy imposters...

Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyard grass a big hand, helping to give root to a rice imitator that is now considered one of the world's worst agricultural weeds....

 2019-09-17 06:00 

Forbes

[ Starts With A Bang Blog ]

This Is Why Neutrinos Are The Standard Model's Greatest Puzzle...

No other particles behave the way the elusive neutrino does, and that might unlock our greatest mysteries....

 2019-09-17 04:25 

The Conversation AU

Apple Arcade and Google Stadia aim to offer frictionless game streaming, if your NBN plan can handle it...

Google's Stadia will be available through the Google Chrome web browser, on smartphones, smart televisions, tablets, and through Chromecast. dronepicr/Wikimedia Commons , CC BY Two of the biggest tech companies in the world, Apple and Google, are laun...

 2019-09-17 04:00 

EurekAlert

Scientists identify previously unknown 'hybrid zone' between hummingbird species...

We usually think of a species as being reproductively isolated -- that is, not mating with other species in the wild. Occasionally, however, closely related species do interbreed. New research documents the existence of a previously undiscovered hybrid zo...

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