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 2018-04-24 16:00 

Phys.org

Engineered Chinese shrub produces high levels of antimalarial compound...

Artemisinin is a potent antimalarial compound produced naturally by the Chinese shrub Artemisia annua, commonly known as sweet wormwood. Currently,however, the low amount of artemisinin produced in the leaves of this plant does not meet the global demand....

 2018-04-24 15:56 

Phys.org

Study examines how 'partner and rival' strategies can foster or destroy cooperation...

If you're an optimist, you probably believe that humanity is inherently cooperative and willing to sacrifice for the greater good of all. If you're a pessimist, on the other hand, chances are you believe that, in the end, people will always do wha...

 2018-04-24 15:45 

Phys.org

Graphene origami as a mechanically tunable plasmonic structure for infrared detection...

Soldiers often need to see through smoke, fog, dust or any other airborne obscurant and detect the presence of toxins or other chemicals in the field or on the front lines. To identify those chemicals, they use infrared (IR) sensors and spectroscopy, whic...

 2018-04-24 15:43 

New Scientist

Amazing GIF shows dust and cosmic rays raining down on comet 67P...

Cosmic rays, dust and stars swirl above a rocky cliff on the comet 67P. The images that make up this cool GIF were taken in 2016 by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft...

 2018-04-24 15:41 

LiveScience.com

The Truth Behind This Amazing Video from the Surface of a Comet...

A Twitter user managed to turn 25 minutes worth of images from the ESA's comet lander into a dramatic short film....

 2018-04-24 15:29 

ScienceDaily.com

Comments on social networks also reinforce socialization during adolescence...

Without overlooking the risks of using social networks in adolescence, a study analyzes little known information about cybergossiping among high school students....

 2018-04-24 15:22 

Nature

Is ‘friendly fire’ in the brain provoking Alzheimer’s disease?...

Scientists want to combat dementia and neurodegeneration by keeping the brain's immune system from going rogue....

 2018-04-24 15:09 

BBC

Record concentration of microplastics found in Arctic...

Discovery prompts fear that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released back into the oceans....

 2018-04-24 15:00 

Phys.org

Gender inequality is 'drowning out' the voices of women scientists...

A University of Cambridge researcher is calling for the voices of women to be given a fairer platform at a leading scientific conference....

 2018-04-24 15:00 

Phys.org

New technique drawing on echo state networks fills in the gaps to simulate how arrhythmic electrical signals go chaotic...

Cardiac arrhythmia results when the usual symphony of electric pulses that keep the heart's muscles in sync becomes chaotic. Although symptoms are often barely noticeable, arrhythmia leads to hundreds of thousands of deaths from unexpected, sudden car...

 2018-04-24 15:00 

Phys.org

Gallium oxide shows high electron mobility, making it promising for better and cheaper devices...

The next generation of energy-efficient power electronics, high-frequency communication systems, and solid-state lighting rely on materials known as wide bandgap semiconductors. Circuits based on these materials can operate at much higher power densities ...

 2018-04-24 15:00 

Phys.org

The 'missing link' in conducting molecules, butadiene—solved...

Linear polyenes are hydrocarbon chains with unusual optical and electrical properties. They have become a paradigm for studying photoisomerization—when molecular structures rearrange from absorbing light—because of their straightforward molecu...

 2018-04-24 15:00 

Phys.org

Researchers measure a record concentration of microplastic in Arctic sea ice...

Experts at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have recently found higher amounts of microplastic in Arctic sea ice than ever before. However, the majority of particles were microscopically small. Ice samples...

 2018-04-24 15:00 

Scientific American

Why Too Much Experience Can Backfire...

Sometimes expertise gets in the way of making the right call...

 2018-04-24 14:53 

The Daily Galaxy

Biology or Geology? --"Scientists Soon to Find Out Why Methane, a Possible Signature of life, is Being Released on Mars" (WATCH Video)...

"We didn't expect methane to be on Mars, and it shouldn't be variable unless there is an active source and a vigorous sink," says Bethany Ehlmann, a planetary scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. For more than.....

 2018-04-24 14:53 

Space.com

A Google Street View Car Drove Right Through the Path of the 2017 Solar Eclipse...

The most-viewed eclipse in history had an unexpected witness: A Google Street View car drives right through totality, offering a surprising celestial treat for visitors scoping out the event in Maryland Heights, Missouri....

 2018-04-24 14:39 

TreeHugger

6 reasons to remove your shoes inside...

From harboring hitchhiking bacteria to tracking in toxins, here's why you may want to leave your kicks at the door....

 2018-04-24 14:32 

Space.com

Stephen Hawking Signed This Book Before His ALS Took Over. Now It's Up for Auction....

A book that the late physicist Stephen Hawking signed in 1973, back when he was still able to hold a pen and scrawl out his autograph, is hitting the auction blocks....

 2018-04-24 14:24 

LiveScience.com

Why Dead Fingers (Usually) Can't Unlock a Phone...

In March, two detectives went to a funeral home and asked to see a body. The reason? They wanted to unlock the man's phone....

 2018-04-24 14:23 

Space.com

NASA Doesn't Know What Poked These Holes in the Arctic's Sea Ice...

NASA scientists flying over the arctic earlier this month spotted strange shapes out the window, but they aren't sure what caused them....

 2018-04-24 14:12 

The Daily Galaxy

"Unveiled" --Secret Law of Galaxy Clusters...

"The law is so simple that we can use it to calibrate cluster mass-observable relations, which are a key ingredient for studying the cosmological laws of the Universe. Our research draws us closer to explaining the evolutionary history of clusters......

 2018-04-24 14:10 

TreeHugger

Vancouver's Mobi bike share system is just weird...

I wish them luck but there are a lot of complications....

 2018-04-24 13:50 

BBC

How to revive drowsy bees...

A vet gives advice on how to assist dehydrated bumblebees emerging from hibernation....

 2018-04-24 13:41 

TreeHugger

Warmshowers connects tired cyclists with local hospitality...

It's kind of like couch-surfing, but only for people on bicycles....

 2018-04-24 13:37 

ScienceDaily.com

New take on early evolution of photosynthesis...

Scientists have begun re-thinking the evolutionary history of photochemical reaction centers (RCs). Their analysis describes a new pathway that ancient organisms may have taken to evolve the great variety of photosynthetic RCs seen today across bacteria, ...

 2018-04-24 13:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Smart phone as a faster infection detector...

Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a phone that works nearly as well as clinical laboratories to detect common viral and bacterial infections. The work could lead to faster and lower-cost lab results for fast-moving viral and ba...

 2018-04-24 13:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Escalation of competition leads to conflict in competitive networks of F1 drivers...

A new study has revealed that people with similar social status in similar age groups are more likely to clash with each other. This rivalry could likely lead to taking more risks in fair weather conditions. A research team examined the link between statu...

 2018-04-24 13:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Climate change not the key driver of human conflict and displacement in East Africa...

Over the last 50 years climate change has not been the key driver of the human displacement or conflict in East Africa, rather it is politics and poverty, according to new research....

 2018-04-24 13:33 

The Daily Galaxy

From the Farside --"Supermassive Black Holes May Harbor Advanced Civilizations"...

"We hypothesize that the advanced civilizations may live safely inside the supermassive black holes in the galactic nuclei being invisible from the outside," said Russian cosmologist Vyacheslav Vyacheslav Dokuchaev at Moscow's Institute for Nu...

 2018-04-24 13:30 

Phys.org

Electrogates offer stop-and-go control in microfluidics...

Although microfluidics devices have a wide variety of uses, from point-of-care diagnostics to environmental analysis, one major limitation is that they cannot be modified for different uses on the fly, since their flow paths are set during fabrication. In...

 2018-04-24 13:29 

TreeHugger

Multifunctional shed has rooftop terrace & hidden roll-out kitchen...

This shed packs it all in -- workspace, guesthouse, storage, seating, rooftop terrace and even a concealed kitchen....

 2018-04-24 13:22 

Phys.org

Team discovers a new take on early evolution of photosynthesis...

A team of scientists from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences has begun re-thinking the evolutionary history of photochemical reaction centers (RCs). Their analysis was recently published online in Photosynthesis Research and descr...

 2018-04-24 13:16 

Phys.org

Research gives new ray of hope for solar fuel...

A team of Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter has pioneered a new technique to produce hydrogen from sunlight to create a clean, cheap and widely-available fuel....

 2018-04-24 13:10 

Phys.org

Amateur mathematician partially solves 60-year-old problem...

Professional biologist and amateur mathematician Aubrey de Grey has partially solved the Hadwiger-Nelson problem, which has vexed mathematicians since 1950. He has published a paper describing the solution on the arXiv preprint server....

 2018-04-24 13:05 

Phys.org

Get Into My Car ... Amazon begins delivery to vehicles...

Amazon's latest perk ... free delivery to your car....

 2018-04-24 13:03 

Phys.org

Researchers develop smartphone reader for quicker infection testing...

Washington State University researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a phone that works nearly as well as clinical laboratories to detect common viral and bacterial infections....

 2018-04-24 13:00 

TreeHugger

The curious link between coal and the future of energy...

An organism that grows larger than a blue whale ended the era of coal but could fuel the future...

 2018-04-24 12:50 

Phys.org

Researchers describe one of the darkest planets ever found...

A team of researchers with Keele University in the U.K. has described one of the darkest planets ever observed. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, the team describes the planet and where it appears to stand among other dark planets....

 2018-04-24 12:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Glowing contact lens could prevent a leading cause of blindness...

A glow-in-the-dark contact lens could help stave off blindness in the hundreds of millions of people who suffer from diabetes across the globe....

 2018-04-24 12:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Children are as fit as endurance athletes...

Researchers discover how young children seem to run around all day without getting tired: their muscles resist fatigue and recover in the same way as elite endurance athletes. The study, which compared energy output and post-exercise recovery rates of you...

 2018-04-24 12:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Managing chronic pain with light...

Scientists have identified the population of nerve cells in the skin that are responsible for sensitivity to gentle touch, and which cause severe pain in neuropathic pain patients. The team developed a light-sensitive chemical that selectively binds to th...

 2018-04-24 12:39 

ScienceDaily.com

Winter wave heights and extreme storms on the rise in Western Europe...

Study reveals average winter wave heights along the Atlantic coast of Western Europe have been rising for almost seven decades....

 2018-04-24 12:38 

ScienceDaily.com

By 2040, artificial intelligence could upend nuclear stability...

A new paper finds that artificial intelligence has the potential to upend the foundations of nuclear deterrence by the year 2040. While AI-controlled doomsday machines are considered unlikely, the hazards of artificial intelligence for nuclear security li...

 2018-04-24 12:38 

ScienceDaily.com

Imagining a positive outcome biases subsequent memories...

Imagining that an event will go well 'colors' how people remember that event after learning how it actually went, according to new findings. The findings showed that participants were more likely to mistakenly identify positive details from the ev...

 2018-04-24 12:33 

TreeHugger

Yes! Coffee shop chain bans disposable coffee cups...

This is a brave move for a company that makes its money selling coffee....

 2018-04-24 12:00 

National Geographic

National Geographic Wins First-Ever 'Media Company of the Year' Webby...

National Geographic's prowess across platforms—particularly in virtual reality—helped it achieve the inaugural title....

 2018-04-24 12:00 

TreeHugger

Mass Timber is in for massive change...

We talk a lot about the wonders of wood construction but really, the industry is just getting started....

 2018-04-24 11:43 

Phys.org

Strained materials make cooler superconductors...

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have added a new dimension to our understanding of why straining a particular group of materials, called Ruddlesden-Popper oxides, tampers with their superconducting properties....

 2018-04-24 11:42 

New Scientist

Almost 1500 bird species face extinction and we're to blame...

One-eighth of the world's 11,000 bird species are now threatened, and in most cases farming is the biggest threat thanks to our increasingly meat-rich diets...

 2018-04-24 11:35 

New Scientist

War veteran gets world's first penis and scrotum transplant...

A man in the US who was injured by an exploding bomb in Afghanistan has become the first to receive a combined penis and scrotum transplant...

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