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 2018-12-11 07:24 

Phys.org

Small and isolated habitat patches crucial to species survival...

Small, local patches of habitat could be playing a much bigger role in conserving biodiversity than you think, according to new research....

 2018-12-11 07:19 

Phys.org

Lifespan extension at low temperatures is genetically controlled, study suggests...

Why do we age? Despite more than a century of research (and a vast industry of youth-promising products), what causes our cells and organs to deteriorate with age is still unknown....

 2018-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Immune cells sacrifice themselves to protect us from invading bacteria...

Our immune systems are working overtime this time of year. Knowing that a bunch of dedicated immune cells are willing to explode themselves to inform other cells about the danger may offer a bit of consolation....

 2018-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Tenacious and flexible goal pursuit gets older people on the move...

Tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment have been shown to help maintain psychological well-being despite age related challenges and losses. A recent study demonstrates that tenacity and flexibility are beneficial for out-of-home mobility as w...

 2018-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Online game trains players how to sort waste correctly...

A simple online game can teach people to more accurately sort waste--with lasting results, a new UBC study has found. Study participants who played the game developed by UBC researchers received immediate feedback on their sorting choices. The second time...

 2018-12-11 05:00 

EurekAlert

Women having a heart attack wait longer than men to get help...

Women are being urged to call an ambulance immediately if they have heart attack symptoms, following research showing they wait longer than men to get help. The study is published today in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, a publication o...

 2018-12-11 04:15 

The Conversation AU

ACCC wants to curb digital platform power but enforcement is tricky...

We need new laws to monitor and curb the power wielded by Google, Facebook and other powerful digital platforms, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The Preliminary Report on the Digital Platforms Inquiry found major ch...

 2018-12-10 23:13 

ScienceNews.org

NASA's OSIRIS-REx finds signs of water on the asteroid Bennu...

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft found signs of water and lots of boulders on the asteroid Bennu....

 2018-12-10 22:56 

The Daily Galaxy

Heard in the Milky Way "Joe Rogan on Alien Life to Time Travel"...

Today's eclectic coverage of TV programs broadcast and streamed on the (occasionally far side) state of affairs on our pale blue planet, signaling our presence to other possible civilizations in the Milky Way. "FM signals and those of broadcast te...

 2018-12-10 22:37 

Universe Today

Carnival of Space #590...

Welcome to the 590th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today so now, on to this week's worth of storie...

 2018-12-10 22:18 

ScienceDaily.com

Increased risk for breast cancer after childbirth may last more than 20 years...

The increased risk for breast cancer that occurs after childbirth can last more than 20 years. The risk may be enhanced when a woman is older at first birth or has a family history of breast cancer, and is not mitigated by breastfeeding....

 2018-12-10 22:18 

ScienceDaily.com

Lifespan extension at low temperatures is genetically controlled...

A new study indicates that lifespan extension at lower temperatures is not just a matter of turning down the thermostat: it's under active genetic control....

 2018-12-10 22:18 

ScienceDaily.com

Small and isolated habitat patches crucial to species survival...

Small, local patches of habitat could be playing a much bigger role in conserving biodiversity than you think, according to new research....

 2018-12-10 21:52 

Universe Today

A Rapid Rise in Temperature Led to the Worst Extinction in our Planet's History...

Everyone knows about the extinction of the dinosaurs. A cataclysmic asteroid strike about 66 million years ago (mya) caused the Death of the Dinosaurs. But there've been several mass extinctions in the Earth's history, and they didn't involve ...

 2018-12-10 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Reducing variations in feeding practices and fortifying breast milk helps micro-preemies grow...

Standardizing feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the tiniest preterm infants, according to new research....

 2018-12-10 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Ocean fertilization by unusual microbes extends to frigid waters of Arctic Ocean...

Microbes that provide natural fertilizer to the oceans by 'fixing' nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form useable by other organisms are active in the cold waters of the Bering and Chukchi Seas....

 2018-12-10 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

New study finds bias against women and girls when intellectual ability is sought...

A new study finds bias against both women and girls for jobs or activities requiring intellectual ability. The research underscores the pervasiveness of gender bias, held even among females, in both adults and young children....

 2018-12-10 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Shape-shifting origami could help antenna systems adapt on the fly...

Researchers have devised a method for using an origami-based structure to create radio frequency filters that have adjustable dimensions, enabling the devices to change which signals they block throughout a large range of frequencies....

 2018-12-10 21:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Rapid genetic evolution linked to lighter skin pigmentation...

The gene that causes lighter skin pigmentation, SLC24A5, was introduced from eastern African to southern African populations just 2,000 years ago. Strong positive selection caused this gene to rise in frequency among some KhoeSan populations....

 2018-12-10 21:49 

ScienceDaily.com

Addressing research gaps could help with development of disability-inclusive workplaces...

Filling key gaps in the research and understanding of the treatment of people with disabilities in the workplace could help improve employee success on the job and develop more disability-inclusive workplaces....

 2018-12-10 21:43 

The Daily Galaxy

"Beyond!" NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space WATCH Official Video...

"An odyssey of discovery beyond our imaginations," NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center. For the second time in history, a human technology has reached the space between the stars. The Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere the protective bubbl...

 2018-12-10 21:31 

Phys.org

New bug prompts earlier end to Google+ social network...

Google said Monday it will close the consumer version of its online social network sooner than originally planned due to the discovery of a new software bug....

 2018-12-10 21:30 

Phys.org

Rapid genetic evolution linked to lighter skin pigmentation in a southern African population...

Populations of indigenous people in southern Africa carry a gene that causes lighter skin, and scientists have now identified the rapid evolution of this gene in recent human history....

 2018-12-10 21:23 

Phys.org

OSIRIS-REx discovers water on asteroid, confirms Bennu as excellent mission target...

From August through early December, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aimed three of its science instruments toward Bennu and began making the mission's first observations of the asteroid. During this period, the spacecraft traveled the last 1.4 million miles...

 2018-12-10 21:19 

Phys.org

Sprayable gel could help the body fight off cancer after surgery...

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease—almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it's often the first line of treatment for people with bra...

 2018-12-10 20:51 

TreeHugger

Egyptian goose outwits leopard by faking injury, saves all the chicks (video)...

A rare video clip shows the smart moves a goose makes in an effort to save the babies....

 2018-12-10 20:18 

ScienceDaily.com

How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?...

Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come back north in the spring. Researchers came to this conclusion using data from 143 weather ra...

 2018-12-10 20:06 

ScienceDaily.com

Regrowing damaged nerves hinges on shutting down key genes...

Neurons in the brain and spinal cord don't grow back after injury, unlike those in the rest of the body. Now, researchers have identified some of the key steps taken by nerves in the legs as they regenerate. The findings lay out a path that spinal cor...

 2018-12-10 20:06 

ScienceDaily.com

Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years...

Our future on Earth may also be our past. Researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And it's taken just two centuries....

 2018-12-10 20:06 

ScienceDaily.com

'Dropout' rate for academic scientists has risen sharply in past 50 years, study finds...

An analysis has found that half the people pursuing scientific careers at institutions of higher education will depart the field after five years -- a sharp contrast compared to 50 years ago....

 2018-12-10 20:05 

ScienceDaily.com

Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target...

Spectral observations made by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft identified hydrated minerals across the asteroid, confirming that Bennu, a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system, is an excellent specimen for the OSIRIS-REx mission to study the co...

 2018-12-10 20:00 

Phys.org

Bioenergy crops could be as bad for biodiversity as climate change...

A large scale expansion in bioenergy crop production could be just as detrimental to biodiversity as climate change itself, according to new research....

 2018-12-10 20:00 

Phys.org

'Dropout' rate for academic scientists has risen sharply in past 50 years, study finds...

Half of the people pursuing careers as scientists at higher education institutions will drop out of the field after five years, according to a new analysis from researchers at Indiana University Bloomington....

 2018-12-10 20:00 

Phys.org

Ocean fertilization by unusual microbes extends to frigid waters of Arctic Ocean...

Microbes that provide natural fertilizer to the oceans by "fixing" nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form useable by other organisms were once thought to be limited to warm tropical and subtropical waters. Now, however, researchers have document...

 2018-12-10 20:00 

Phys.org

Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years...

Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And ...

 2018-12-10 19:49 

ScienceDaily.com

Smelling the forest not the trees: Why animals are better at sniffing complex smells...

Animals are much better at smelling a complex 'soup' of odorants rather than a single pure ingredient, a new study has revealed....

 2018-12-10 19:49 

ScienceDaily.com

Key cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans...

Researchers have demonstrated that influenza virus impairs the immune response to pneumococcus, especially monocyte activity....

 2018-12-10 19:49 

ScienceDaily.com

Millions of low-risk people with diabetes may be testing their blood sugar too often...

For people with Type 2 diabetes, testing blood sugar levels becomes part of everyday life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more often than they need to. Fourteen percent of people with Type 2 diabetes who don't require insulin are buyi...

 2018-12-10 19:49 

ScienceDaily.com

Your brain on imagination: It's a lot like reality, study shows...

New brain imaging research shows that imagining a threat lights up similar regions as experiencing it does. It suggests imagination can be a powerful tool in overcoming phobias or post traumatic stress....

 2018-12-10 19:45 

Sky & Telescope

Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space...

More than 18 billion kilometers from home, Voyager 2 has become the second probe to break through the heliopause, a tenuous boundary between the solar system and the rest of the Galaxy. The post Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space appeared first on Sky & ...

 2018-12-10 19:30 

Scientific American

Voyager 2 Spacecraft Enters Interstellar Space...

After a journey of more than four decades, Voyager 2 has passed beyond the sun's influence...

 2018-12-10 19:20 

ScienceDaily.com

Optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients...

Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study....

 2018-12-10 19:20 

ScienceDaily.com

Sprayable gel could help the body fight off cancer after surgery...

A research team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help lower the risk of cancer recurrence after surgery....

 2018-12-10 19:20 

ScienceDaily.com

Some brain tumors may respond to immunotherapy...

A new study suggests that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) may be vulnerable to immunotherapy, which gives the immune system a boost in fighting cancer....

 2018-12-10 19:20 

ScienceDaily.com

Topological material switched off and on for the first time...

A new study represents a significant advance in topological transistors and beyond-CMOS electronics. First time that the topological state in a topological insulator has been switched on and off using an electric field. Researchers proved this is possible...

 2018-12-10 19:02 

TreeHugger

3 tricks to help you fall asleep faster...

For those nights when you've done everything right but just can't seem to drop off......

 2018-12-10 19:00 

Phys.org

Smelling the forest not the trees: Why animals are better at sniffing complex smells...

Animals are much better at smelling a complex "soup" of odorants rather than a single pure ingredient, a new study by the University of Sussex has revealed....

 2018-12-10 18:56 

The Conversation AU

Digital platforms. Why the ACCC's proposals for Google and Facebook matter big time...

The Competition and Consumer Commission is worried about the ability of the platforms we use to determine the news we read. Shutterstock The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released the preliminary report of its Digital Platforms Inquir...

 2018-12-10 18:55 

The Conversation AU

Australia is still listening to Voyager 2 as NASA confirms the probe is now in interstellar space...

Both Voyagers are now in interstellar space. NASA NASA has confirmed that Voyager 2 has joined its twin to become only the second spacecraft to enter interstellar space - where the Sun's flow of material and magnetic field no longer affect its surroun...

 2018-12-10 18:49 

ScienceDaily.com

Dopamine's yin-yang personality: It's an upper and a downer...

Dopamine has a reputation as the key player in the brain's reward circuits, making us seek out pleasurable experiences, but growing evidence points to a multipronged role for the neurotransmitter. In particular, dopamine may also reinforce avoidance o...

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