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 2020-01-17 18:47 

The Daily Galaxy

Planet Earth Report "The Strange Microbe that Shaped Evolution to Australia's Terrifying Fire Clouds"...

"Planet Earth Report" connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species. 'Fire clouds': After Australia, scientists warn the erratic weather phe...

 2020-01-17 18:01 

LiveScience.com

Out of Deep-Sea Mud, a Strange Blob May Hold Secrets to the Origins of Complex Life...

A deep-sea microbe may hold the secrets to how the first multicellular life-forms evolved....

 2020-01-17 17:51 

Universe Today

The Debate Over Cold Dark Matter Warms Up As Astronomers Take Its Temperature...

Dark matter has long been one of the most mysterious things in the cosmos. It was first proposed in the 1930s as an idea to address stellar motion in some galaxies. The first solid evidence of dark matter was gathered by Vera Rubin, who studied the rotati...

 2020-01-17 17:45 

Phys.org

Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity...

Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and robotic arms with...

 2020-01-17 17:45 

Phys.org

Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes...

Toward the end of 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the Sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful collision of magnetic energy produced a series of potent solar flares, causing turbulent space weather conditions at ...

 2020-01-17 17:44 

Phys.org

Not all of nature's layered structures are tough as animal shells and antlers, study finds...

Nacre—the iridescent part of mollusk shells—is a poster child for biologically inspired design. Despite being made of brittle chalk, the intricately layered microstructure of nacre gives it a remarkable ability to resist the spread of cracks, ...

 2020-01-17 17:41 

Phys.org

A new method for dating ancient earthquakes...

Constraining the history of earthquakes produced by bedrock fracturing is important for predicting seismic activity and plate tectonic evolution. In a new study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports Jan 17, 2020, a team of researchers present...

 2020-01-17 17:40 

Phys.org

Material developed which is heat-insulating and heat-conducting at the same time...

Styrofoam or copper—both materials have very different properties with regard to their ability to conduct heat. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz and the University of Bayreuth have now jointly developed an...

 2020-01-17 17:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature...

The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb -- as young as 11 weeks after conception -- already show a bacterial microbiome signature, which suggests that bacteria may colonize the lungs well before birth. This first-time finding deepens the mystery of...

 2020-01-17 17:21 

ScienceDaily.com

Transformational innovation needed to reach global forest restoration goals...

New research finds that global South countries have pledged the largest areas of land to forest restoration, and are also farthest behind in meeting their targets due to challenging factors such as population growth, corruption, and deforestation....

 2020-01-17 17:21 

ScienceDaily.com

Chemists allow boron atoms to migrate...

Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are important building blocks for synthesis products to produce drugs and agricultural chemicals. However, the conversion of substances commonly used in industry often results in the loss of the valuabl...

 2020-01-17 17:21 

ScienceDaily.com

Neuron found in mice could have implications for effective diet drugs...

A CALCR cell found in mice may stop feeding without subsequential nauseating effects, as well as influence the long term intake of food....

 2020-01-17 17:21 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes...

In 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful collision of magnetic energy produced a series of solar flares, causing turbulent space weather conditions at Earth. Scientists have...

 2020-01-17 17:20 

Scientific American

This Fish Knows How to Stick Around...

The remora clings to other fish—and appears to use an unusual sense of touch to do so. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2020-01-17 17:15 

Space.com

High school student discovers alien planet with twin suns just days into a NASA internship...

The high school student's exoplanet finding will only be visible from Earth until November 2023....

 2020-01-17 17:11 

Universe Today

ESA Recruits Amateur Astronomers Ahead of Hera Asteroid Mission...

The European Space Agency is looking to recruit amateur astronomers to help characterize possible secondary targets for the upcoming Hera asteroid rendezvous mission. The post ESA Recruits Amateur Astronomers Ahead of Hera Asteroid Mission appeared first ...

 2020-01-17 17:00 

Space.com

How the tiny exoplanet-hunting ASTERIA satellite showed scientists what cubesats can do...

The ASTERIA mission showed that tiny cubesats can do real astrophysics, including studying alien worlds....

 2020-01-17 17:00 

Science AAAS

Senate bill would boost spending on Trump administration's research priorities...

Bipartisan group of legislators backs "Industries of the Future"...

 2020-01-17 16:48 

The Daily Galaxy

"A Dead or Alive?" Postmortem of Gigantic Galaxies at Dawn of the Cosmos...

"We found that its core seems already fully formed at that time," says Masayuki Tanaka who led a team of researchers of the Cosmic Dawn Center at the Niels Bohr Institute and the National Observatory of Japan about a recently discovered massive ga...

 2020-01-17 16:23 

Sky & Telescope

New Mysterious Radio Flash Pinned Down; Hundreds More Being Discovered...

Recent observations have pinpointed the location of a fifth fast radio burst, shedding light on the environs that create these powerful sources. The post New Mysterious Radio Flash Pinned Down; Hundreds More Being Discovered appeared first on Sky & Telesc...

 2020-01-17 16:14 

Phys.org

Climate may play a bigger role than deforestation in rainforest biodiversity...

"Save the rainforests" is a snappy slogan, but it doesn't tell the full story of how complicated it is to do just that. Before conservationists can even begin restoring habitats and advocating for laws that protect land from poachers and logge...

 2020-01-17 16:09 

National Geographic

60 hours on burning Kangaroo Island...

Dispatch from Australia: Our reporter describes the ongoing catastrophe of record bushfires on the continent's wildlife....

 2020-01-17 16:08 

ScienceDaily.com

Acid reflux drugs may have negative side effects for breast cancer survivors...

Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of breast cancer survivors' memory and concentration....

 2020-01-17 16:08 

ScienceDaily.com

Not all of nature's layered structures are tough as animal shells and antlers...

Engineers looking to nature for inspiration have long assumed that layered structures like those found in mollusk shells enhance a material's toughness, but a study shows that's not always the case. The findings may help engineers avoid 'naive...

 2020-01-17 16:06 

Space.com

SpaceX is about to destroy a rocket in a critical Crew Dragon test flight. Here's why....

On Jan. 18, SpaceX will conduct an in-flight abort test, a vital evaluation of the company's safety systems....

 2020-01-17 15:47 

ScienceDaily.com

Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy...

A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development....

 2020-01-17 15:47 

ScienceDaily.com

Human ancestors started biodiversity decline millions of years ago...

The human-caused biodiversity decline started much earlier than researchers used to believe. According to a new study the process was not started by our own species but by some of our ancestors....

 2020-01-17 15:47 

ScienceDaily.com

The core of massive dying galaxies already formed 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang...

The most distant dying galaxy discovered so far, more massive than our Milky Way -- with more than a trillion stars -- has revealed that the 'cores' of these systems had formed already 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, about 1 billion years ea...

 2020-01-17 15:47 

ScienceDaily.com

Molecules move faster over rough terrain...

Contrary to what one might think, molecules can move faster in the proximity of rougher surfaces....

 2020-01-17 15:47 

ScienceDaily.com

It takes more than two to tango: Microbial communities influence animal sex and reproduction...

It is an awkward idea, but a couple's ability to have kids may partly depend on who else is present. The reproductive tracts of males and females contain whole communities of micro-organisms. These microbes can have considerable impact on (animal) fer...

 2020-01-17 15:47 

ScienceDaily.com

Activation of a distinct genetic pathway can slow the progress of metastatic breast cancer...

Activation of the BMP4 signalling pathway presents a new therapeutic strategy to combat metastatic breast cancer, a disease that has shown no reduction in patient mortality over the past 20 years....

 2020-01-17 15:47 

ScienceDaily.com

The way you dance is unique, and computers can tell it's you...

Nearly everyone responds to music with movement, whether through subtle toe-tapping or an all-out boogie. A recent discovery shows that our dance style is almost always the same, regardless of the type of music, and a computer can identify the dancer with...

 2020-01-17 15:45 

Sky & Telescope

60-Second Astro News: Planets in Tight Quarters & Kuiper Belt Forays...

Astronomers have calculated the loss of planets around stars in globular clusters, and New Horizons returns observations of worlds in the outer solar system. The post 60-Second Astro News: Planets in Tight Quarters & Kuiper Belt Forays appeared first on S...

 2020-01-17 15:40 

Science AAAS

Top stories: How a tree lives so long, wolf puppies playing fetch, and a giant telescope's uncertain future...

This week's top Science news...

 2020-01-17 15:30 

Scientific American

Is Eating Late Bad for Your Heart?...

The American Heart Association suggests that late night eating might increase your risk of heart disease. But how solid is the evidence?...

 2020-01-17 15:20 

Phys.org

Mysterious little red jellies: A case of mistaken identity...

Little red jellies are commonplace near the deep seafloor in Monterey Bay and around the world. Most of them are small—less than five centimeters (two inches) across—and a ruddy red color, but we know little else about them. Though MBARI resea...

 2020-01-17 15:09 

smithsonianmag.com

As the World Faces One of the Worst Flu Outbreaks in Decades, Scientists Eye a Universal Vaccine...

A universal flu vaccine would eliminate the need for seasonal shots and defend against the next major outbreak...

 2020-01-17 15:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Rich rewards: Scientists reveal ADHD medication's effect on the brain...

Researchers have identified how certain areas of the human brain respond to methylphenidate -- a stimulant drug which is used to treat symptoms of ADHD. The work may help researchers understand the precise mechanism of the drug and ultimately develop more...

 2020-01-17 15:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Charge model for calculating the photoexcited states of one-dimensional Mott insulators...

Researchers have developed a charge model to describe photoexcited states of one-dimensional Mott insulators. They have also succeeded in constructing a many-body Wannier function as the localized basis state of the photoexcited states and calculating lar...

 2020-01-17 15:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Rethinking interactions with mental health patients...

New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist, and are able to work together with them to achieve better outcomes for themselves....

 2020-01-17 15:00 

Phys.org

Newly developed screening processes will accelerate carbon capture research...

University of Alberta researchers have developed techniques that save a significant amount of time in developing more efficient carbon capture technologies, which may help lower the costs to use the technologies and increase their adoption as a way to mit...

 2020-01-17 15:00 

TreeHugger

How to keep a travel journal...

It's a wonderful way to process and preserve the experience of foreign travel....

 2020-01-17 14:50 

Phys.org

Using waste carbon dioxide to separate metals from ores...

A combined team of researchers from the University of Lyon and the University of Turin has developed a way to use waste CO2 to separate metals used in products. In their paper published in the journal Nature Chemistry, the group describes their process an...

 2020-01-17 14:45 

Phys.org

Using machine learning to fine-tune views of the ancient past...

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China and two in the U.S. has developed a way to use machine learning to get a better look at the past. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes how they used machin...

 2020-01-17 14:43 

ScienceDaily.com

Here and gone: Outbound comets are likely of alien origin...

Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) have analyzed the paths of two objects heading out of the Solar System forever and determined that they also most likely originated from outside of the Solar System. These results improv...

 2020-01-17 14:43 

ScienceDaily.com

Microplastics affect sand crabs' mortality and reproduction...

Sand crabs, a key species in beach ecosystems, were found to have increased adult mortality and decreased reproductive success when exposed to plastic microfibers, according to a new study....

 2020-01-17 14:43 

ScienceDaily.com

Self-assembled artificial microtubules developed...

Simple LEGO bricks can be assembled to more complicated structures, which can be further associated into a wide variety of complex architectures, from automobiles, rockets, and ships to gigantic castles and amusement parks. Such an event of multi-step ass...

 2020-01-17 14:43 

ScienceDaily.com

Focus on opioids and cannabis in chronic pain media coverage...

New Zealand media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found....

 2020-01-17 14:43 

Phys.org

Human-caused biodiversity decline started millions of years ago...

The human-caused biodiversity decline started much earlier than researchers used to believe. According to a new study published in the scientific journal Ecology Letters the process was not started by our own species but by some of our ancestors....

 2020-01-17 14:41 

Phys.org

How biology creates networks that are cheap, robust, and efficient...

From veins that deliver oxygen to tissues to xylem that send water into stems and leaves, vascular networks are a crucial component of life. In biology, there is a wide range of unique patterns, like the individualized structures found on leaves, along wi...

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