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 2018-08-15 21:47 

Universe Today

Oort Clouds Around Other Stars Should be Visible in the Cosmic Microwave Background...

A new study by a team from the University of Pennsylvania suggests using maps of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) to find evidence of extra-solar Oort Clouds (EXOCs). The post Oort Clouds Around Other Stars Should be Visible in the Cosmic Microwave B...

 2018-08-15 21:39 

Nature

Climate change has doubled the frequency of ocean heatwaves...

Extreme heat events wreak havoc on marine ecosystems and will only get worse in coming decades....

 2018-08-15 21:39 

Nature

India delays second mission to the Moon...

Chandrayaan-2 will likely launch in January next year....

 2018-08-15 21:39 

Nature

‘Green revolution’ crops bred to slash fertilizer use...

Researchers have identified a molecule that increases plant growth while reducing the need for nitrogen....

 2018-08-15 21:39 

Nature

How Unpaywall is transforming open science...

Unpaywall has become indispensable to many academics, and tie-ins with established scientific search engines could broaden its reach....

 2018-08-15 21:39 

Nature

Iranian students protest US visa slowdown...

A petition calls for the US government to reverse an apparent decline in visas granted to Iranian scholars....

 2018-08-15 21:38 

Phys.org

New pesticide may harm bees as much as those to be replaced...

A new class of pesticides positioned to replace neonicotinoids may be just as harmful to crop-pollinating bees, researchers cautioned Wednesday....

 2018-08-15 21:34 

NPR

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By Creating Habitats For Monarch Butterflies In Cities, Scientists Hope To Save Them...

As summer draws to a close, conservationists are getting ready for the annual Monarch butterfly migration. One scientist thinks the best way to help the migration is to create more Monarch habitats in big cities....

 2018-08-15 21:20 

Phys.org

Quantum material is promising 'ion conductor' for research, new technologies...

Researchers have shown how to shuttle lithium ions back and forth into the crystal structure of a quantum material, representing a new avenue for research and potential applications in batteries, "smart windows" and brain-inspired computers contai...

 2018-08-15 21:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Old species learn new tricks...very slowly...

No species lasts forever, and, just as the saying goes, it seems like old species may get stuck in their ways and can't adapt to environmental change as fast as younger species do....

 2018-08-15 21:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Particles pull last drops of oil from well water...

Engineers develop magnetic nanoparticles that separate the last droplets of oil from produced water at wells....

 2018-08-15 21:11 

ScienceDaily.com

How many American cities protect the rights of employed breastfeeding mothers?...

Research found that among the 151 largest cities in the United States, only Philadelphia and New York City have local legislation that protects a nursing mother who returns to work outside the home and who wants to continue breastfeeding....

 2018-08-15 21:10 

ScienceDaily.com

New HIV therapy reduces virus, boosts immunity in drug-resistant patients...

A new HIV drug reduced viral replication and increased immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective ...

 2018-08-15 21:10 

Phys.org

Study of material surrounding distant stars shows Earth's ingredients 'pretty normal'...

The Earth's building blocks seem to be built from 'pretty normal' ingredients, according to researchers working with the world's most powerful telescopes. Scientists have measured the compositions of 18 different planetary systems from up ...

 2018-08-15 21:06 

Phys.org

Nanoparticle-based solution pulls last drops of oil from well water...

Oil and water tend to separate, but they mix well enough to form stable oil-in-water emulsions in produced water from oil reservoirs to become a problem. Rice University scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based solution that reliably removes more th...

 2018-08-15 20:10 

The Conversation AU

Aboriginal traditions describe the complex motions of planets, the 'wandering stars' of the sky...

Venus shines bright in the sky above Victoria. Flickr/Indigo Skies Photography , CC BY-NC-ND Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this story may contain images and voices of people who have died. The five planets we can see by na...

 2018-08-15 20:10 

TreeHugger

Could this plan force politicians to work together?...

This simple idea could change how governments deal with the environment....

 2018-08-15 19:44 

ScienceDaily.com

Robots have power to significantly influence children's opinions...

Young children are significantly more likely than adults to have their opinions and decisions influenced by robots, according to new research....

 2018-08-15 19:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

EXCAVATION BEGINS ON GIANT MAGELLAN TELESCOPE SITE IN CHILE...

GMTO Corporation announced on Aug. 14 the start of hard rock excavation for the Giant Magellan Telescope's massive concrete pier and the foundations for the telescope's enclosure on its site at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile....

 2018-08-15 18:50 

Phys.org

Old species learn new tricks... very slowly...

A quick look at the fossil record shows that no species lasts forever. On average, most species exist for around a million years, although some species persist for much longer. A new study published in Scientific Reports from paleontologists at the Smiths...

 2018-08-15 18:40 

TreeHugger

Here's the dirt on a rammed-earth renovation in Australia...

Add heritage preservation, passive house design and a butterfly roof and it pushes a lot of buttons around here....

 2018-08-15 18:36 

Phys.org

Under the sea, marine heat waves can wreak havoc on wildlife...

Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves....

 2018-08-15 18:30 

The Daily Galaxy

"Scorching!" Alien Planet Discovered With Iron and Titanium Atmosphere...

Exoplanets, planets in other solar systems, can orbit very close to their host stars. When the host star is much hotter than the sun, the exoplanet becomes as hot as a star. The hottest "ultra-hot" planet was discovered last year by American astro...

 2018-08-15 18:26 

Universe Today

Spinning Heat Shield Concept Could Provide a Lightweight Way to Survive Atmospheric Re-entry...

A team from the University of Manchester recently tested their prototype for a spinning heat shield, a lightweight, compact design that could provide cost-effective protection for future space missions. The post Spinning Heat Shield Concept Could Provide ...

 2018-08-15 18:19 

TreeHugger

Husband & wife's vintage Airstream is a renovated home and office on wheels...

This modern take on an iconic vintage trailer functions as a home, office and traveling showroom....

 2018-08-15 18:15 

ScienceNews.org

Cancer drugs may help the liver recover from common painkiller overdoses...

Experimental anticancer drugs may help the liver recover after acetaminophen poisoning....

 2018-08-15 18:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770 percent since 2011...

The amount of water used per well for fracking surged by up to 770 percent between 2011 and 2016 in all major US shale gas- and oil-producing regions, a new study finds. The volume of flowback and produced water that new wells generated during their first...

 2018-08-15 18:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Robots will never replace teachers but can boost children's education...

Robots can play an important role in the education of young people but will never fully replace teachers, a new study suggests....

 2018-08-15 18:09 

NBC News

Up, up and away? After plastic straws, balloons get more scrutiny from environmentalists...

And a town in Rhode Island outright banned the sale of all balloons earlier this year, citing the harm to marine life....

 2018-08-15 18:00 

Phys.org

Climate change sea level rises could increase risk for more devastating tsunamis worldwide...

As sea levels rise due to climate change, so do the global hazards and potential devastating damages from tsunamis, according to a new study by a partnership that included Virginia Tech....

 2018-08-15 18:00 

Phys.org

The secret behind cell revival revealed...

Scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), have identified 85 genes essential for fission yeast cells at rest, under nutritionally limited environmental conditions, to maintain their ability to return to th...

 2018-08-15 18:00 

Phys.org

How gene hunting changed the culture of science...

Years after the end of the Human Genome Project (HGP), which mapped the human genetic blueprint, its contributions to science and scientific culture are still unfolding. Ioannis Pavlidis, Eckhard Pfeiffer Professor of Computational Physiology at the Unive...

 2018-08-15 18:00 

Phys.org

Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770 percent since 2011...

The amount of water used per well for hydraulic fracturing surged by up to 770 percent between 2011 and 2016 in all major U.S. shale gas and oil production regions, a new Duke University study finds....

 2018-08-15 18:00 

Phys.org

Logging permit fraud threatens timber species in Brazilian Amazon...

Timber harvested illegally under fraudulent permits is undercutting conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, new research by an international collaboration shows....

 2018-08-15 18:00 

Phys.org

New research reveals corals could be trained to survive environmental stress...

Scientists have discovered the first molecular evidence that corals and anemones can optimize their gene expression when exposed to environmental stress, enabling them to acclimatize to extreme conditions such as those experienced during climate change....

 2018-08-15 18:00 

Phys.org

Dating the ancient Minoan eruption of Thera using tree rings...

New analyses that use tree rings could settle the long-standing debate about when the volcano Thera erupted by resolving discrepancies between archeological and radiocarbon methods of dating the eruption, according to new University of Arizona-led researc...

 2018-08-15 18:00 

ScienceNews.org

Children may be especially vulnerable to peer pressure from robots...

Elementary school children often endorsed unanimous but inaccurate judgments made by small groups of robots....

 2018-08-15 18:00 

Phys.org

Study shows forest conservation is a powerful tool to improve nutrition in developing nations...

A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition—when they live near forests....

 2018-08-15 18:00 

New Scientist

No contraceptive is perfect, but can you trust apps to stop pregnancy?...

Birth control app Natural Cycles has come under fire for unwanted pregnancies, but this just reveals how little we understand contraception...

 2018-08-15 17:59 

NPR

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2018 Revealed Just How Ill-Prepared We Are For Climate Change...

Somini Sengupta, international climate reporter for The New York Times, discusses the dire consequences of rising temperatures, such as drought, famine, disease, war and increased migration....

 2018-08-15 17:46 

BBC

New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'...

Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow....

 2018-08-15 17:44 

TreeHugger

These sassy little seahorses are the size of a grain of rice...

Meet the 'Japan pig,' a newly discovered pygmy seahorse that is as tiny as it is beautiful....

 2018-08-15 17:05 

ScienceDaily.com

Iron and titanium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet...

Exoplanets can orbit close to their host star. When the host star is much hotter than our sun, then the exoplanet becomes as hot as a star. The hottest 'ultra-hot' planet was discovered last year. A team has now discovered the presence of iron and...

 2018-08-15 17:05 

ScienceDaily.com

Congenital blindness reversed in mice...

Researchers have reversed congenital blindness in mice by changing supportive cells in the retina called Mller glia into rod photoreceptors. The findings advance efforts toward regenerative therapies for blinding diseases such as age-related macular degen...

 2018-08-15 17:05 

ScienceDaily.com

When viruses infect phytoplankton, it can change the clouds...

Microscopic plant-like organisms called phytoplankton support the diversity of life in the ocean. Scientists now report that one species, Emiliania huxleyi, and a virus closely associated with it, might be responsible for changes in cloud properties as we...

 2018-08-15 17:05 

ScienceDaily.com

Light-emitting nanoparticles could provide a safer way to image living cells...

A research team has demonstrated how light-emitting nanoparticles can be used to see deep in living tissue. Researchers hope they can be made to attach to specific components of cells to serve in an advanced imaging system that can pinpoint even single ca...

 2018-08-15 17:05 

ScienceDaily.com

Students' social skills flourish best in groups with similar skill levels...

Researchers have found that children who need assistance improving their social skills might benefit more when grouped with peers who have similar social skill levels, rather than with peers who have a similar disability or disorder....

 2018-08-15 17:00 

Phys.org

Structure of ion channel reveals how insects smell their way around the world...

The mosquito, sworn enemy of exposed ankles and elbows, locates each bloody meal using a finely tuned sense of smell. Yet, not all insects can sniff out vulnerable flesh. Butterflies, for example, feed not on necks but on nectar, and accordingly excel at ...

 2018-08-15 17:00 

Phys.org

Iron and titanium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet...

Exoplanets, planets in other solar systems, can orbit very close to their host stars. When the host star is much hotter than the sun, the exoplanet becomes as hot as a star. The hottest "ultra-hot" planet was discovered last year by American astro...

 2018-08-15 17:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Arecibo Observatory to Get $5.8 Million Upgrade to Expand View...

The National Science Foundation has awarded a team of scientists $5.8 million to design and mount a supersensitive antenna at the focal point of the Arecibo Observatory's 1,000-foot-diameter dish....

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