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 2017-12-13 10:07 

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New Horizons' next target may have a Moon: Nasa...

The next flyby target of Nasas New Horizons mission, which is a peanut-shaped object a billion miles past Pluto, might have company in the form of a small moon, astronomers say...

 2017-12-13 08:07 

Phys.org

Mosquito sex protein could provide key to controlling disease...

If you thought the sex lives of humans were complicated, consider the case of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, bringer of Zika, dengue, and yellow fever: She mates but once, in seconds and on the wing, with one lucky male; spurns all further advances fr...

 2017-12-13 08:04 

Phys.org

Gecko adhesion technology moves closer to industrial uses...

A gecko scampering up a wall or across a ceiling has long fascinated scientists and encouraged them to investigate how to harness lizard's mysterious ability to defy gravity....

 2017-12-13 05:02 

National Geographic

Face of Ancient Queen Revealed for First Time...

Centuries after a noblewoman lived and died in Peru, scientists have reconstructed her face in stunning 3-D....

 2017-12-13 05:00 

EurekAlert

Urban Cooper's hawks outcompete their rural neighbors...

Depending on whether a species flourishes in a city environment, urban wildlife populations can be 'sources' or 'sinks,' either reproducing so quickly that individuals leave to colonize the surrounding area or needing constant immigration ...

 2017-12-13 05:00 

EurekAlert

Alcohol taxes are too low, have not kept up with inflation...

State alcohol excise taxes are typically only a few cents per drink and have not kept pace with inflation, according to a new study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Raising those taxes, according to the authors, represe...

 2017-12-13 05:00 

EurekAlert

Racial, political identities influence how people view cause of deadly police encounters...

People's racial and political identities strongly shaped how they viewed the causes of several recent widely publicized police encounters that resulted in the deaths of African American men, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researc...

 2017-12-13 05:00 

EurekAlert

Does eclipse equal night in plant life?...

As the Aug. 21 eclipse approached, researchers prepared to understand plants' response to light and temperature. The varied results have left the researchers with interesting questions....

 2017-12-13 05:00 

EurekAlert

Video game improves doctors' recognition and triage of severe trauma patients...

Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognize the patients who needed higher levels of care, according to ...

 2017-12-13 03:32 

The Conversation AU

Engineers, philosophers and sociologists release ethical design guidelines for future technology...

A team of technologists have joined forces with doctors, lawyers, economists and philosophers to make technology ethical. from www.shutterstock.com If kids spend hours a day speaking to digital personal assistant Alexa, how will this affect the way they c...

 2017-12-13 03:31 

Universe Today

86 Stars Just got Official Names from the IAU...

The IAU just approved the names of 86 new stars, the majority of which are derived from Chinese, Hindu, Aboriginal, South African, Coptic, Mayan, and Polynesian traditions. The post 86 Stars Just got Official Names from the IAU appeared first on Universe ...

 2017-12-13 01:50 

BBC

Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'...

The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming....

 2017-12-13 00:17 

Seeker

Earth Climate Change May Take Some of the Air Out of Wind Power Climate Change May Take Some of the Air Out of Wind Power...
 2017-12-13 00:01 

Seeker

Here's Why Having Many Toys Could Be a Problem for Children...

As the holiday season gets into swing, behavioral science experts suggest that too many toys can negatively affect attention spans and cr......

 2017-12-13 00:00 

Phys.org

Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages...

One of the world's 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half - including scores of indigenous North American languages—might not survive the 21st century, experts say. To preserve as much linguistic diversity as possible in the face of...

 2017-12-13 00:00 

Phys.org

Fossil orphans reunited with their parents after half a billion years...

Everyone wants to be with their family for Christmas, but spare a thought for a group of orphan fossils that have been separated from their parents since the dawn of animal evolution, over half a billion years ago....

 2017-12-12 23:52 

Seeker

Storytelling Promoted Egalitarian Values Before the Advent of Religion...

Hunter-gatherers maintain storytelling traditions that predate organized religion, yet have a similar effect in helping to instill values......

 2017-12-12 23:49 

ScienceNews.org

New Horizons' next target might have a moon...

New Horizons' next target, Kuiper Belt object MU69, may have a small moon....

 2017-12-12 23:41 

ScienceDaily.com

How diabetes in pregnancy affects baby's heart...

Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels -- whether caused by diabetes or other factors -- keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart d...

 2017-12-12 23:41 

ScienceDaily.com

Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure...

Experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science. They have engineered "artificial graphene" by recreating, for the first time, the electronic structure of graphene in a semicondu...

 2017-12-12 23:41 

ScienceDaily.com

Night-flyers or day-trippers? Study sheds light on when moths, butterflies are active...

Butterflies fly during the day while moths travel at night - or so you might think. In reality, their behavior is much more complicated. A new study offers the first comprehensive overview of the surprisingly complex question of when butterflies and moths...

 2017-12-12 23:41 

ScienceDaily.com

Mosquito sex protein could provide key to controlling disease...

A protein transferred from male to female mosquitoes during sex influences female mating behavior -- a phenomenon that could be exploited to limit the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika and dengue....

 2017-12-12 23:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Shatter-proof mobile phone screens a step closer...

An international study on glass could lead to the development of shatter-proof mobile phone screens....

 2017-12-12 23:13 

Universe Today

What is the Perfect Gift for Every Space Enthusiast? The Year in Space Calendar 2018!...

What is the most wonderful time of the year? In my opinion, it is when the new Year In Space Calendars come out! This is our most-recommended holiday gift every year and whether it's the gigantic wall calendar or the spiral-bound desk calendar the 201...

 2017-12-12 23:10 

BBC

Nasa's New Horizons probe strikes distant gold...

New observations suggest America's Pluto probe will see more than one object on its next flyby....

 2017-12-12 22:24 

NPR

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Giant Prehistoric Penguins Once Swam Off The Coast Of New Zealand...

Scientists have uncovered the fossil of an ancestral penguin off the east coast of New Zealand. It was one of the earliest known species of penguin and also one of the largest....

 2017-12-12 22:10 

ScienceDaily.com

Bright areas on Ceres suggest geologic activity...

If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions. These exceptions are the hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images Dawn has returned. Now, scientis...

 2017-12-12 21:55 

Universe Today

Carnival of Space #539...

This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #539 And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you've got a sp...

 2017-12-12 21:51 

Universe Today

Weekly Space Hangout Dec 13, 2017: Emilio Enriquez and SETI's Breakthrough Listen Initiative...

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests...

 2017-12-12 21:31 

ScienceNews.org

Jupiter's massive Great Red Spot is at least 350 kilometers deep...

NASA's Juno spacecraft has measured the depth of Jupiter's Great Red Spot for the first time....

 2017-12-12 21:26 

NPR

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An Asteroid Gets Its Close-Up As Gemenids Light Up The Sky...

The Earth's encounter with asteroid 3200 Phaethon on Saturday will be its closest since 1974 — and the closest it will be until 2093. The flyby means good gazing for amateur astronomers....

 2017-12-12 21:08 

TreeHugger

Learn how to work with fungi for food, medicine, & remediation...

Mycologos, the world's first online mycological institute, aims to make the study and application of fungi accessible and approachable for more people....

 2017-12-12 21:00 

Phys.org

Perking up and crimping the 'bristles' of polyelectrolyte brushes...

If the bristles of a brush abruptly collapsed into wads of noodles, the brush would, of course, become useless. When it's a micron-scale brush called a "polyelectrolyte brush," that collapse can put a promising experimental drug or lubricant o...

 2017-12-12 20:58 

smithsonianmag.com

New Documentary Delights With Spectacular Visuals of the Panama Isthmus, A Migratory Superhighway...

Scientists from all over the world come to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Center to study this unique region...

 2017-12-12 20:55 

Scientific American

Nutrition Guidelines Healthy for the Planet, Too...

Following dietary guidelines would mean eating less meat and dairy—and fewer calories overall—reducing greenhouse gases and other pollution. Julia Rosen reports....

 2017-12-12 20:27 

Phys.org

Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure...

Researchers at Columbia Engineering, experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale, have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science, recently reported in Nature Nanotechnology. Working with colleagues from Princeton and Purdue Unive...

 2017-12-12 20:24 

Universe Today

New Map Shows the Motion of all the Galaxies in Our Supercluster...

An international team of astronomers has created the largest map of the movements of galaxies within our Supercluster to date. The post New Map Shows the Motion of all the Galaxies in Our Supercluster appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2017-12-12 20:14 

Phys.org

Chandra reveals the elementary nature of Cassiopeia A...

Where do most of the elements essential for life on Earth come from? The answer: inside the furnaces of stars and the explosions that mark the end of some stars' lives....

 2017-12-12 20:03 

Sky & Telescope

Which of Kepler's Stars Flare?...

The habitability of distant exoplanets is dependent upon many factors — one of which is the activity of their host stars. To learn about which stars are most likely to flare, a recent study examines tens of thousands of stellar flares observed by Ke...

 2017-12-12 19:54 

Phys.org

Team develops novel method to produce renewable acrylonitrile...

A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) establishes a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile using 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which can be biologically produced from sugars. This hyb...

 2017-12-12 19:52 

TreeHugger

Kinetic art installation mimics synchronized flocking of 400 birds (Video)...

These origami-inspired 'birds' soar, open and close their wings, and even make some unexpected sounds....

 2017-12-12 19:51 

Phys.org

Plant pathologists discover unusual evolutionary transition in common bacteria...

It's the "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in a nursery setting....

 2017-12-12 19:35 

Phys.org

Visualizing single molecules in whole cells with a new spin...

Cell biologists traditionally use fluorescent dyes to label and visualize cells and the molecules within them under a microscope. With different super-resolution microscopy methods, they can even light up single molecules and their complex interactions wi...

 2017-12-12 19:19 

ScienceDaily.com

Hubble's celestial snow globe...

It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. The stars are residents of the globular star cluster Messier 79 (also known as M79 ...

 2017-12-12 19:18 

ScienceDaily.com

Using drones to estimate crop damage by wild boar...

Growing populations of wild boar (Sus scrofa L.) are causing more and more damage to agricultural land in Europe, requiring hundreds of thousands of Euros in compensation. A new drone-based method allows estimating crop damage in a fast, standardized and ...

 2017-12-12 19:18 

ScienceDaily.com

How fires are changing the tundra's face...

Climate change takes a heavy toll on the tundra, increasing the probability of extreme droughts. As a result, the frequency of fires in forests, bogs and even wetlands continues to rise. In addition, the northern areas of the tundra have also become more ...

 2017-12-12 19:17 

ScienceDaily.com

Electrical and chemical coupling between Saturn and its rings...

A Langmuir probe, flown to Saturn on the Cassini spacecraft, has made exciting discoveries in the atmosphere of the planet. They discovered that there is a strong coupling, both chemically and electrically, between the atmosphere of Saturn and its rings....

 2017-12-12 19:17 

ScienceDaily.com

Long-lived storage of a photonic qubit for worldwide teleportation...

Scientists achieve long storage times for photonic quantum bits which break the lower bound for direct teleportation in a global quantum network....

 2017-12-12 19:15 

ScienceDaily.com

How honey bee gut bacteria help to digest their pollen-rich diet...

The honey bee gut is colonized by specialized bacteria that help digest components of the floral pollen diet and produce molecules that likely promote bee health. Researchers have now uncovered which bacterial species perform which specific digestive func...

 2017-12-12 19:12 

The Conversation AU

New Zealand discovery of fossilised 'monster bird' bones reveals a colossal, ancient penguin...

An artist's reconstruction of _Kumimanu biceae_, a giant ancient penguin, from fossils found in New Zealand. Reconstruction by G Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute , CC BY-ND The emperor penguin is an impressive bird but it would have been relatively...

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