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 2019-02-21 10:02 

NPR

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How Do You Preserve History On The Moon?...

As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing nears, some say the site of the first footprints on the moon should be protected. But historic preservation off our planet is unprecedented....

 2019-02-21 10:00 

New Scientist

Squid teeth could help make bioplastics and self-repairing clothes...

A protein found in the suckered arms of squid could help make biodegradable plastics and clothes that repair themselves (edited)...

 2019-02-21 07:59 

BBC

Hayabusa-2: Japan mission set to 'bite an asteroid'...

The Hayabusa-2 probe is ready to descend to the Ryugu asteroid to collect a sample from its surface....

 2019-02-21 06:52 

Phys.org

New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time...

The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development and menstruation more quickly and cheaply than current methods....

 2019-02-21 06:45 

Phys.org

Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid...

A Japanese spacecraft is approaching the surface of an asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth....

 2019-02-21 05:54 

The Conversation AU

We've been hacked so will the data be weaponised to influence election 2019? Here's what to look for...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently said both the Australian Parliament and its major political parties were hacked by a "sophisticated state actor." This raises concerns that a foreign adversary may be intending to weaponise, or strategically ...

 2019-02-21 05:00 

EurekAlert

Innovative nanocoating technology harnesses sunlight to degrade microplastics...

Low density polyethylene film (LDPE) microplastic fragments, successfully degraded in water using visible-light-excited heterogeneous ZnO photocatalysts. The innovative sunlight-harnessing microplastics degrading technology is part of a study funded by th...

 2019-02-21 05:00 

EurekAlert

How genes affect tobacco and alcohol use...

A new study gives insight into the complexity of genetic and environmental factors that compel some of us to drink and smoke more than others....

 2019-02-21 05:00 

EurekAlert

American drug overdose death rates the highest among wealthy nations, USC study finds...

A USC study found that the United States has the highest drug overdose death rates among a set of high-income countries. The study found that drug overdose death rates in the United States are 3.5 times higher on average when compared to 17 other high-inc...

 2019-02-21 05:00 

EurekAlert

Study finds increase in calls to US Poison Control Centers for kratom exposure...

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that there were more than 1,800 calls to US Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to kratom from January...

 2019-02-21 05:00 

EurekAlert

New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time...

Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women's reproductive health problems in real-time....

 2019-02-21 05:00 

EurekAlert

Mayo Clinic researchers review modern cases of leprosy...

Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem -- even in the modern era. Sufferers from the chronic and infectious skin disease still face the social stigma and lack of medical care that...

 2019-02-21 05:00 

EurekAlert

Two types of HPV linked to cervical cancer have declined since the advent of the HPV vaccine...

An analysis of cervical precancers over a period of seven years showed that two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that have been targeted by vaccination since 2006 have declined, accounting for a smaller proportion of cervical disease. The study offer...

 2019-02-21 04:40 

Space.com

SpaceX Will Launch Its 1st Crew Dragon for NASA Soon! How to Watch It All Live....

On March 2, SpaceX is poised to make history with the first-ever test flight of a private spaceship built to carry astronauts into orbit. Here's how to watch it all live....

 2019-02-21 03:39 

Scientific American

Warming Climate Implies More Flies--and Disease...

The incidence of foodborne illness could jump in a warming world, due to an increase in housefly activity. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2019-02-21 01:56 

BBC

CO2 emissions from UK housing 'go up'...

Greenhouse gas emissions from your heating boiler are fuelling climate change....

 2019-02-20 22:41 

ScienceDaily.com

New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve vaccine design...

A new observation highlights the importance of previously unstudied mutations that arises early in bnAbs, giving the antibodies the flexibility to adapt to changes in the virus's outer envelope protein structure. This flexibility enables the antibody ...

 2019-02-20 22:41 

ScienceDaily.com

Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's...

The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer's disease bas...

 2019-02-20 22:17 

SpaceNews

Bezos emphasizes altitude advantage of New Shepard over SpaceShipTwo...

As Blue Origin prepares to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle, the company's founder says the altitude the vehicle can reach will put it at an advantage over Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-02-20 21:53 

SpaceNews

Falcon 9 launch the final leg of Indonesian satellite's roundabout journey...

The Indonesian communications satellite that is SpaceX's primary payload for its second Falcon 9 launch this year overcame a change of manufacturers and the loss of a U.S. Ex-Im Bank loan to reach the launch pad. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-02-20 21:51 

Universe Today

Did You Know the Earth's Atmosphere Extends Beyond the Orbit of the Moon?...

Strictly speaking, there aren't strict boundaries between Earth and space. Our atmosphere doesn't just end at a certain altitude; it peters out gradually. A new study from Russia's Space Research Institute (SRI) shows that our atmosphere exten...

 2019-02-20 21:33 

NPR

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The Power Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Anger...

Martin Luther King Jr. dealt with anger in both his personal life and life's work. He often tried to turn his anger into constructive action, but he did occasionally struggle with that balance....

 2019-02-20 20:21 

Phys.org

In colliding galaxies, a pipsqueak shines bright...

In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two monsters should be the most luminous X-ray sources in sight, but a new study using observations from NASA's ...

 2019-02-20 20:10 

Phys.org

Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one...

Neptune's newest and tiniest moon is probably an ancient piece of a much larger moon orbiting unusually close....

 2019-02-20 20:09 

RedOrbit

How Long Does Ovulation Last? One of the Most Important Fertility Questions...

It's not surprising that many couples ask the question, "How long does ovulation last?" Determining the exact time and duration of ovulation is important to partners who wish to have a baby. But the optimal time to have sex and conceive is not...

 2019-02-20 19:58 

The Daily Galaxy

From the X Files: "Physics of Evolved Extraterrestrial Life"...

By the end of this century, says astrophysicist Martin Rees, we should be able to ask whether or not we live in a multiverse, and how much variety of the laws of physics its constituent 'universes' display. The answer to this question, says Rees, ...

 2019-02-20 19:50 

ScienceDaily.com

The medium shapes the message: New communication technologies may bias historical record...

The introduction of communication technologies appears to bias historical records in the direction of the content best suited for each technology, according to a new study....

 2019-02-20 19:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Zebra stripes are not good landing strips...

The stripes of a zebra deter horse flies from landing on them, according to a new study....

 2019-02-20 19:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Complex structures' organization studied in slime mold...

Researchers in Japan think they have found an answer to the fundamental biological question of how individual cells know which way to position themselves within a complex, multicellular body. Depending on a cell's purpose in the larger structure, cont...

 2019-02-20 19:45 

Scientific American

Vaccine Rejection: Truth and Consequences...

Kent State epidemiologist Tara Smith talks about vaccines, recent preventable measles outbreaks and her 2017 journal article on vaccine rejection....

 2019-02-20 19:32 

NBC News

Watch this space harpoon spear a piece of orbiting debris...

Human-made space junk poses a grave collision threat to passing spacecraft and satellites that cost billions of dollars....

 2019-02-20 19:19 

TreeHugger

What is it like to live in an off-grid yurt for 2 years? (Video)...

In wanting to live closer to nature, this woman has been living in a yurt for the last two years, growing her own herbs and food....

 2019-02-20 19:05 

National Geographic

First mammal species recognized as extinct due to climate change...

The Australian government has officially recognized the disappearance of the humble Bramble Cay melomys....

 2019-02-20 19:03 

RedOrbit

How Long Does Lyme Disease Last?...

Lyme disease is one of the most common infections transmitted by ticks. Black-legged ticks and deer ticks are the disease carriers, and the illness is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, which ticks commonly pick up from infected mice and deer. O...

 2019-02-20 19:00 

Phys.org

Research reveals why the zebra got its stripes...

Why do zebras have stripes? A study published in PLOS ONE today takes us another step closer to answering this puzzling question and to understanding how stripes actually work....

 2019-02-20 19:00 

Phys.org

The medium shapes the message: New communication technologies may bias historical record...

The introduction of communication technologies appears to bias historical records in the direction of the content best suited for each technology, according to a study published February 20, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by C. Jara-Figueroa and...

 2019-02-20 19:00 

Phys.org

Mega experiment shows species interact more towards tropics and lowlands...

One of the largest field experiments ever conducted is providing the best evidence yet in support of a key Darwinian theory—that interactions between species are stronger toward the tropics and at lower elevations....

 2019-02-20 19:00 

Phys.org

Lack of sleep is not necessarily fatal for flies...

Male flies kept awake do not die earlier than those allowed to sleep, leading researchers to question whether sleep, in flies at least, is essential for staying alive....

 2019-02-20 19:00 

Phys.org

When does one of the central ideas in economics work?...

The concept of equilibrium is one of the most central ideas in economics. It is one of the core assumptions in the vast majority of economic models, including models used by policymakers on issues ranging from monetary policy to climate change, trade poli...

 2019-02-20 19:00 

Scientific American

2019 Fitness Goals and Trends from 7 Experts...

Before you set your fitness goals in stone, here are a few wishes from some fitness professionals that you may want to keep in mind...

 2019-02-20 18:46 

The Conversation AU

Super-recognisers accurately pick out a face in a crowd but can this skill be taught?...

One of these people is on a wanted list for theft. A super-recogniser may pick them at a glance. from www.shutterstock.com Yenny is 26 years old, lives in Melbourne, and has a very specific talent. One day, she was driving her car when she recognised a ma...

 2019-02-20 18:43 

Space.com

To the Moon! SpaceX to Launch Israeli Lunar Lander (and More) on Thursday...

SpaceX will launch an Israeli robotic lunar lander during the company's Falcon 9 rocket launch on Thursday (Feb. 21). If the lander succeeds, this will be the first privately funded moonshot to reach the lunar surface....

 2019-02-20 18:36 

ScienceDaily.com

Peer support, healing hands may curb prescription opioid misuse...

A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, according to a new study....

 2019-02-20 18:36 

ScienceDaily.com

Establishing the molecular blueprint of early embryo development...

A team of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecular blueprint of mouse early embryo development. This new research provides fundamentally important inform...

 2019-02-20 18:36 

ScienceDaily.com

Correlated nucleons may solve 35-year-old mystery...

A careful re-analysis of data taken as revealed a possible link between correlated protons and neutrons in the nucleus and a 35-year-old mystery. The data have led to the extraction of a universal function that describes the EMC Effect, the once-shocking ...

 2019-02-20 18:36 

ScienceDaily.com

Massive database traces mammal organ development, cell by single cell...

A new study has traced an important period of organ formation, cell by cell, in the developing mouse. The study is by far the largest dataset of its kind to date....

 2019-02-20 18:36 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists identify genetic mechanism involved in how females inherit traits...

Female cells randomly and permanently shut off one of the X chromosomes during embryonic development through a process called X chromosome inactivation, or XCI. Just how XCI occurs has remained unclear -- until now. New research performed on mouse female ...

 2019-02-20 18:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers discover a flipping crab feeding on methane seeps...

Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia -- one of the first times a commercially harvested species has been seen using this energy source....

 2019-02-20 18:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Thermally-painted metasurfaces yield perfect light absorbers for high-tech applications...

Researchers report their insights into how colors are generated on heated metal surfaces and apply those findings to create a nickel thin-film that perfectly absorbs red light....

 2019-02-20 18:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Bat influenza viruses could infect humans...

Bats don't only carry the deadly Ebola virus, but are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. These newly discovered flu viruses could potentially also attack the cells of humans and livestock, researchers have now shown....

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