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 2019-07-24 06:04 

Phys.org

Putting the brakes on lateral root development...

There's no organ system in the body that does as much for humans as roots do for plants. Part anchor and part mouth, a plant's root system architecture is critical to its success. But the process of growing new roots is costly to a plant, and ther...

 2019-07-24 05:58 

Phys.org

Algae living inside fungi: How land plants first evolved...

Scientists think that green algae are plants water-living ancestors, but we are not sure how the transition to land plants happened....

 2019-07-24 05:55 

Phys.org

Harnessing the power of microbes for mining in space...

For centuries, people have done the hard work of mining useful minerals and metals from solid rock. Then, scientists learned how to harness the power of tiny microbes to do some of this labor. This process, called biomining, has become common on Earth....

 2019-07-24 05:46 

Phys.org

Cane toad testes smaller at the invasion front...

Understanding the dynamics of cane toad dispersal is vital information for scientists helping native animals survive the spread of the poisonous invasive species....

 2019-07-24 05:00 

New Scientist

How to trick your mind to break bad habits and reach your goals...

Our brains evolved to help us survive in an age where food and rest were hard to come by. To help you stay fit and healthy in the modern world, here's how to game your brain...

 2019-07-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

An apple carries about 100 million bacteria -- good luck washing them off...

Published in Frontiers in Microbiology, a new study shows that organic apples harbor a more diverse and balanced bacterial community -- which could make them healthier and tastier than conventional apples, as well as better for the environment....

 2019-07-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

Active pharmaceutical ingredients can persist in the environment...

A study finds trace levels of medicines in drinking water from private wells....

 2019-07-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

KIST-Stanford team develops new material for wearable devices able to restore conductivity...

Development of nanocomposite material simultaneously possessing high stretchability, high conductivity, and self-healability. Investigation of self-boosting phenomenon that enables spontaneous increase in electrical conductivity (over 60 times greater tha...

 2019-07-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

New data fills research gaps on weight loss experiences for minority groups...

The use of intensive lifestyle interventions focused on altering dietary and physical activity habits using behavioral strategies can produce sustained weight loss among African-Americans and Hispanics who have type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a new st...

 2019-07-24 04:00 

EurekAlert

Study finds meal timing strategies appear to lower appetite, improve fat burning...

Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to a report published online today in...

 2019-07-24 03:05 

Scientific American

For Ants, the Sky's The Compass...

Computer modeling revealed that insects with a celestial compass can likely determine direction down to just a couple degrees of error. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2019-07-24 00:24 

SpaceNews

Griffin confident new space agency will win over skeptics...

Griffin: The SDA is "not the arbiter and owner of all things space." SpaceNews.com...

 2019-07-24 00:15 

Universe Today

China's Tiangong 2 was Destroyed Last Week, Burning up in the Atmosphere Over the South Pacific Ocean...

China recently successfully conducted a controlled deorbit of its second orbital laboratory, Tiangong-2. The post China's Tiangong 2 was Destroyed Last Week, Burning up in the Atmosphere Over the South Pacific Ocean appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2019-07-23 23:56 

Inquisitr

A Large 393-Foot Asteroid Will Skim Earth Closer Than The Moon Tomorrow...

A rather sizeable asteroid is hurtling toward Earth and will reach our planet tomorrow morning. Known as asteroid 2019 OD, the drifting space rock is believed to be up the 393 feet across and will ......

 2019-07-23 23:51 

Universe Today

Searching For The Red Edge: How The Earth's Forests Are Telling The Aliens Where We Live...

People are always worried that alien civilizations will detect the transmissions from our old radio shows and television broadcasts, and send in the invasion fleet. But the reality is that life itself has been broadcasting the existence of life on Earth f...

 2019-07-23 23:37 

SpaceNews

NASA to sole source Gateway habitation module to Northrop Grumman...

NASA has quietly decided to give Northrop Grumman a contract to build a "minimal" habitation module for its lunar Gateway after concluding it was the only company that could meet NASA's schedule. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-07-23 23:20 

Phys.org

Finding one's way in the rainforest...

Knowing which direction to go in order to reach food or home is important for many animal species, including humans. For human foragers who travel long distances every day for hunting and gathering, orientation skills are essential. Haneul Jang and her co...

 2019-07-23 23:08 

ScienceDaily.com

Compensatory strategies to disguise autism spectrum disorder may delay diagnosis...

The first scientific study of compensatory strategies -- techniques to camouflage autism -- finds that they have positive and negative outcomes, increasing social integration, but possibly also resulting in poor mental health for autistic people, and coul...

 2019-07-23 23:01 

New Scientist

Dark feathers give birds hot wings that may save energy during flight...

Birds with dark wing feathers may fly more efficiently because of the way the wings heat up in sunlight and change the way air flows over the wing...

 2019-07-23 23:01 

New Scientist

Light pollution's effects on birds may help to spread West Nile virus...

Birds are the main host of West Nile virus, and outbreaks among infected sparrows are 41 per cent more likely if the birds are exposed to light pollution...

 2019-07-23 22:30 

Universe Today

Drama In Low-Earth Orbit As LightSail2 Deploys Its Sails...

LightSail 2 has successfully deployed its solar sails. Shortly after 12:00 pm PST The Planetary Society tweeted that the sails were deployed, and that the spacecraft was sailing with sunlight. We can all enjoy their success and start to wonder how solar s...

 2019-07-23 22:22 

ScienceDaily.com

Evolutionary gene loss may help explain why only humans are prone to heart attacks...

Scientists say the loss of a single gene two to three million years ago in our ancestors may have resulted in a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in all humans as a species, while also setting up a further risk for red meat-eating humans....

 2019-07-23 22:22 

ScienceDaily.com

Hit your head, lose your sense of smell...

People who suffer even a mild concussion can find it difficult to identify smells in the day that follows, and have anxiety problems a year later, a new study finds....

 2019-07-23 22:22 

ScienceDaily.com

Brain protein mutation from child with autism causes autism-like behavioral change in mice...

A de novo gene mutation that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of mice. These mice then showed severe alterations of specific behaviors that closely resemble those seen in human autism spectrum disorder, or ASD...

 2019-07-23 22:22 

ScienceDaily.com

E. coli superbug strains can persist in healthy women's guts...

A study of over 1,000 healthy women with no urinary tract infection symptoms showed nearly 9% carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts. Additional findings highlight likely reasons behind the pandemic of resistant E. coli strain...

 2019-07-23 21:10 

Space.com

LightSail 2 Deploys Solar Sail to Surf the Sun's Rays...

Today, a bread-loaf size spacecraft finally turned itself into a solar sail....

 2019-07-23 20:55 

NBC News

July is on track to become Earth's hottest month on record, climate scientists say...

Even with more than a week left until the end of the month, experts are already anticipating that the current record from July 2017 will fall....

 2019-07-23 20:45 

Universe Today

VP Pence Unveils the Spacecraft that will Take Astronauts Back to the Moon in 2024!...

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, VP Pence recently unveiled the the Orion capsule that will take astronauts back to the Moon in 2024. The post VP Pence Unveils the Spacecraft that will Take Astronauts Back to the Moon in 2024! appeared fi...

 2019-07-23 20:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Buying local? Higher price means higher quality in consumers' minds...

Why are we willing to pay much more for a six pack of craft beer, a locally produced bottle of wine or a regional brand item, often choosing them over national brands? It's because when people prefer to 'buy local,' they more frequently base t...

 2019-07-23 20:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Cells required for development of a healthy uterus...

A team led by investigators has uncovered insights on a type of a critical cell that to the formation of a functioning uterus....

 2019-07-23 20:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Algae living inside fungi: How land plants first evolved...

New research presents evidence that algae could have piggybacked on fungi to leave the water and to colonize the land, over 500 million years ago....

 2019-07-23 20:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Drinking water: Water solutions without a grain of salt...

Researchers have developed technology that can deliver clean water to thousands of communities worldwide....

 2019-07-23 20:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Protein-gene interactions involved in Alzheimer's disease...

UC San Diego researchers have used the transcriptome -- the sum of all messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules expressed from genes -- to map protein-gene interactions involved in Alzheimer's disease....

 2019-07-23 20:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Putting the brakes on lateral root development...

Biologists have discovered a cellular transporter that links two of the most powerful hormones in plant development -- auxin and cytokinin -- and shows how they regulate root initiation and progression. Understanding why and how plants make different type...

 2019-07-23 20:39 

ScienceDaily.com

What motivates people to join -- and stick with -- citizen science projects?...

After more than 20 years, the UW's Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, or COASST, is itself the subject of scientific study. Social scientists are studying the program's success to extract lessons for all citizen science efforts....

 2019-07-23 20:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Harnessing the power of microbes for mining in space...

A new investigation on the International Space Station represents the first study of how microbes grow on and alter planetary rocks in microgravity and simulated Martian gravity....

 2019-07-23 20:38 

ScienceDaily.com

How to restore a coral reef...

New guidelines drafted by a consortium of concerned experts could enable corals to adapt to changing environments and help restore declining populations in the Caribbean. The guidelines provide a definitive plan for collecting, raising, and replanting cor...

 2019-07-23 20:33 

Space.com

San Diego Comic-Con 2019: The Biggest Sci-Fi Reveals...

The circus that is San Diego Comic-Con is over for another year, but don't worry if you missed it. We've got all the sci-fi news right here....

 2019-07-23 20:15 

Scientific American

"Anonymous" Data Won't Protect Your Identity...

A new study demonstrates it is surprisingly easy to ID an individual within a supposedly incognito data set...

 2019-07-23 20:03 

The Conversation AU

Curious Kids: does the Sun spin as well as the planets?...

When it was young, the Sun spun fast very fast. It would do one rotation in a just one or two Earth days. www.pixabay.com , CC BY Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you'd like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@thec...

 2019-07-23 20:00 

Scientific American

Solar Sailing Success: Planetary Society Deploys LightSail 2...

The spacecraft is set to harness the power of sunlight alone to alter its orbit around Earth...

 2019-07-23 19:59 

SpaceNews

Italian team to build satellite for European Commission's Govsatcom project...

The Italian Space Agency on July 23 kick-started development of a communications satellite that Italy will share with other nations as part of the pan-European GovSatCom program. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-07-23 19:41 

New Scientist

LightSail 2 unfurls solar sail and begins travelling through space...

The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft has unfolded its silvery sails, which will be propelled by the force of sunlight to demonstrate solar sailing...

 2019-07-23 19:30 

Quanta Magazine

Big Black Holes Found in the Smallest Galaxies...

Tiny, dim "dwarf" galaxies have been found to hide gas-spewing black holes....

 2019-07-23 18:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Slower walking speed may predict future mobility problems...

Until now, there has been no ideal way for healthcare providers to measure walking ability, since it involves more than just walking speed. It also is about how you deal with your environment (such as uneven pavement) and demands on your attention (such a...

 2019-07-23 18:29 

ScienceDaily.com

Wavelength-encoded laser particles for massively multiplexed cell tagging...

Researchers describe a new class of biocompatible probes, laser particles that can be inserted inside living cells....

 2019-07-23 18:29 

ScienceDaily.com

Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain...

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to a clinical trial....

 2019-07-23 18:29 

ScienceDaily.com

Air pollution in US associated with over 30,000 deaths and reduced life expectancy...

Air quality in the US may be linked with increased mortality and reduced life expectancy according to research from Imperial College London and the Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions at Carnegie Mellon University....

 2019-07-23 18:08 

TreeHugger

The zany, swinging lives of acorn woodpeckers...

Welcome to some of the most bizarre social behavior on Earth....

 2019-07-23 17:41 

TreeHugger

Nice shades: Lisbon renovation keeps cool with automated wood shutters...

Solar control, security, privacy and ventilation all in one clever device; why don't more buildings still have shutters?...

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