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 2018-10-23 10:45 

Scientific American

Scientists Create Artificial Wood That Is Water- and Fire-Resistant...

The synthetic material is faster to make than natural wood...

 2018-10-23 10:27 

Phys.org

NASA's First Image of Mars from a CubeSat...

NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO—which stands for Mars Cube One—has Mars in sight....

 2018-10-23 10:09 

TreeHugger

UK reveals plans to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds...

The long-awaited legislation could be enacted within the year....

 2018-10-23 10:00 

Phys.org

Breakthrough test screens for all known bacterial infections...

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have developed the first diagnostic platform that can simultaneously screen for all known human pathogenic bacteria as well as markers for...

 2018-10-23 10:00 

TreeHugger

Photo: Velvet-purple coronet is a breathtaking beauty...

Our photo of the day comes from the rainforest of Ecuador....

 2018-10-23 10:00 

TreeHugger

Coal mines have canaries, frackers have mussels...

Freshwater shellfish serve as recording devices for fracking wastewater contamination...

 2018-10-23 09:38 

livemint

'Himalayan Viagra' under threat from climate change: researchers...

People in China and Nepal have been killed in clashes over the years over the elusive fungus "yarchagumba,4; known formally as Ophiocordyceps sinensis...

 2018-10-23 09:33 

Nature

Climate change implicated in marsupial-lion extinction...

Australia's fiercest pouched predator was a forest specialist that took a hit when trees began to recede 350,000 years ago....

 2018-10-23 09:33 

Nature

British universities set up European outposts as Brexit looms...

Setting up legal entities at partner institutions in Europe might theoretically allow UK universities to keep full access to research funds....

 2018-10-23 09:33 

Nature

Europe’s Nobel laureates step up warnings about Brexit’s effect on science...

Leading scientists and mathematicians urge UK and European Union leaders to strike a deal on research amid stalling negotiations....

 2018-10-23 09:29 

Phys.org

Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry...

Spectrometers—devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant stars—are large devices with six-figure price tags, and tend to be foun...

 2018-10-23 09:15 

New Scientist

Tiny supercomputers could be made from the skeleton inside your cells...

Building a computer out of the skeletons that hold our cells together could make them smaller and far more energy efficient...

 2018-10-23 09:00 

New Scientist

Hot baths could improve depression as much as physical exercise...

Taking a hot bath twice a week may help relieve mild depression. It may work by resetting circadian rhythms, which are often disrupted in people with depression...

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

Black men have higher rates of recidivism despite lower risk factors...

A new study that estimated the effects of risk factors for black and white men and women found that black men were reincarcerated more often and more quickly than all others, despite having lower risk scores on nearly all of the variables on a standardize...

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

Motion sickness vs. cybersickness: Two different problems or the same condition?...

Contrary to previous research, severe motion sickness and cybersickness -- a type of motion sickness that stems from exposure to virtual reality -- may be considered the same clinical condition, according to researchers. The findings, the first to study b...

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

New technology encodes and processes video orders of magnitude faster than current methods...

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a new technology that can encode, transform and edit video faster--several orders of magnitude faster--than the current state of the art....

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

The role of the Atg2 protein in tethering pre-autophagosomal membranes to the endoplasmic reticulum...

Postdoctoral Researcher Tetsuya Kotani, Associate Professor Hitoshi Nakatogawa, Honorary Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi and colleagues at Tokyo Tech have analyzed the Atg protein Atg2, whose function had been completely unknown, and have discovered that Atg2 ...

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

New kind of compound shows early promise against prostate cancer...

A new type of molecule blocks the action of genes that drive the growth of therapy-resistant prostate cancer....

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

Ferroelectricity -- an 80-year-old mystery solved...

Only now in 2018 have researchers successfully demonstrated that hypothetical 'particles' that were proposed by Franz Preisach in 1935 actually exist. In an article published in Nature Communications, scientists from the universities in Linkping a...

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

The smell of lavender is relaxing, science confirms...

A new review reveals how lavender mellows us out -- and why some day psychiatrists and surgeons might be prescribing patients a whiff of the purple stuff....

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry...

An advance by MIT researchers could make it possible to produce tiny spectrometers that are just as accurate and powerful as their benchtop counterparts but could be mass produced using standard chip-making processes....

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

Brain training app helps reduce OCD symptoms, study finds...

A 'brain training' app developed at the University of Cambridge could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, which may typically include excessive handwashing and contamination fears....

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

Collaboration yields possible treatment for rare neurodegenerative disorder...

Read how a discovery in bacteria in the 1980s led to a promising new class of compounds for treatment of PKAN, a progressive neurodegenerative disease....

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

Gut microbiota of infants predicts obesity in children...

Evaluating the gut microbiota of infants may help identify children who are at risk for becoming overweight or obese, according to results from a recent study published in mBio. The research revealed that gut microbiota composition at two years of life is...

 2018-10-23 04:00 

EurekAlert

Breakthrough test screens for all known bacterial infections...

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have developed the first diagnostic platform that can simultaneously screen for all known human pathogenic bacteria as well as markers for...

 2018-10-23 01:39 

The Conversation AU

A priest says sceptics should stop demanding proof of climate change, as that's not how science works...

An Anglican priest teaching climate change is often asked about the difference between science and faith. Shutterstock/catalina.m As an Anglican priest teaching in philosophy and in climate change at two universities, I am often asked about the difference...

 2018-10-22 22:05 

NBC News

This robo-dog has better dance moves than most humans...

It can shimmy, shake and even moonwalk....

 2018-10-22 22:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

SwRI scientist explores a better way to predict space weather...

A Southwest Research Institute space scientist shed new light on predicting the thermodynamics of solar flares and other "space weather" events involving hot, fast-moving plasmas....

 2018-10-22 22:00 

Universe Today

To Find Evidence of Life on Exoplanets, Scientists Should Search for "Purple Earths"...

Finding potentially habitable planets beyond our Solar System is no easy task. While the number of confirmed extra-solar planets has grown by leaps and bounds in recent decades (3791 and counting!), the vast majority have been detected using indirect meth...

 2018-10-22 21:46 

Nature

Ben Barres: neuroscience pioneer, gender champion...

Marc Freeman lauds the transgender neurobiologist's posthumously published memoir....

 2018-10-22 21:45 

Nature

Virus detectives test whole-body scans in search of HIV's hiding places...

To prevent the virus from rebounding after drug therapy, researchers must first map where it lurks in the body....

 2018-10-22 21:45 

Nature

Failing is a key part of PhD success...

Students must learn that a doctoral degree isn't for everyone — and that not doing one might be a better option....

 2018-10-22 21:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Antibodies linked to heart attacks...

Levels of antiphospholipid antibodies, which are associated with rheumatic diseases, are also elevated in myocardial infarction without any autoimmune co-morbidity, a study reports....

 2018-10-22 21:29 

ScienceDaily.com

Brain wave device enhances memory function...

The entrainment of theta brain waves with a commercially available device not only enhances theta wave activity, but also boosts memory performance, according to new research....

 2018-10-22 21:26 

Phys.org

'Himalayan Viagra' under threat from climate change: researchers...

A prized caterpillar fungus that is more valuable than gold and is nicknamed "Himalayan Viagra" in Asia, where it is seen as a wonder drug, is becoming harder to find due to climate change, researchers said Monday....

 2018-10-22 21:19 

ScienceDaily.com

Mars: Oxygen-rich, life-supporting liquid water?...

Given the right circumstances, water on Mars could hold more oxygen than previously believed, theoretically enough to support aerobic respiration, new research suggests....

 2018-10-22 21:16 

Universe Today

Astronomy Cast Ep. 502: No Touching: Determining Composition of Worlds Remotely...

We're not learning that the vast majority of potentially habitable worlds out there are actually icy moons like Europa and Enceladus. Good news, there are hundreds, if not thousands of times more of them than worlds like Earth. Bad news, they're l...

 2018-10-22 21:16 

Phys.org

Gravitational waves could soon provide measure of universe's expansion...

Twenty years ago, scientists were shocked to realize that our universe is not only expanding, but that it's expanding fasterover time....

 2018-10-22 21:13 

ScienceDaily.com

NASA's first image of Mars from a CubeSat...

NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO -- which stands for Mars Cube One -- has Mars in sight....

 2018-10-22 20:22 

ScienceDaily.com

How rants on social media can come back to haunt you...

Cognitive scientist used millions of chat room messages to study how positive and negative messages reflected back to their senders....

 2018-10-22 20:09 

ScienceNews.org

Plants engineered to always be on alert don't grow well...

Scientists bred a type of weed to lack proteins that help stem the production of bitter chemicals used to ward off insect attacks....

 2018-10-22 19:57 

smithsonianmag.com

A Journey to One of the Country's Most Remote Distilleries...

Minnesota's north country serves up cold nights and warming whiskeys...

 2018-10-22 19:56 

The Conversation AU

Digital diagnosis: How your smartphone or wearable device could forecast illness...

Few health care professionals are currently tapping into smarthpone data to inform clinical decisions, but it could help. Shutterstock What if you could forecast sickness, before you even had any symptoms? Your smartphone and digital data might be able to...

 2018-10-22 19:30 

Scientific American

Sex Redefined: The Idea of Two Sexes Is Overly Simplistic...

Biologists now think there is a larger spectrum than just binary female and male...

 2018-10-22 19:25 

TreeHugger

These spiders decorate their webs with mysterious patterns (photos)...

Some spiders make fanciful additions to their webs. While theories abound, scientists remain stumped by the creations....

 2018-10-22 19:15 

National Geographic

Five of Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls are forgeries...

With the museum's support, scholars are racing to understand the disputed Biblical texts....

 2018-10-22 19:15 

National Geographic

Five of Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls are forgeries...

With the museum's support, scholars are racing to understand the disputed Biblical texts....

 2018-10-22 19:10 

The Daily Galaxy

Age of the Cosmos? "Our Understanding of the Universe is Somehow Wrong — Perhaps Fundamentally So"...

The single most important puzzle in today's cosmology can be summarized in one question: How old is the universe? For nearly a century — since the discoveries by Einstein, Hubble, LeMaitre and others led to the big bang model of creation —...

 2018-10-22 19:09 

ScienceDaily.com

For some young adults, the 2016 US election was a 'traumatic experience'...

A new study shows that for 25 percent of young adults given a psychological assessment, the 2016 US presidential election race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton caused symptoms often seen in those with post-traumatic stress disorder....

 2018-10-22 19:09 

ScienceDaily.com

New target of alcohol in the brain...

When alcohol enters the brain, it causes neurons in a specialized region called the ventral tegmental area, or VTA -- also known as the "pleasure center" -- to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that produces those feel-good sensations, and tell...

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