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Ancient stress response provides clues to cancer resistance
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer cells deploy an ancient mechanism used by single-celled organisms to elevate their mutation rate in response to stress. This discovery explains one of the best-known hallmarks of cancer -- its high... 2 hours
What's coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech. Their research reveals how individual neurons coordinate with... 3 hours
Fighting infections with a silver sword
SCIENCE DAILY Silver has been used to fight infections since ancient times. Today, researchers are using sophisticated techniques such as the gene-editing platform Crispr-Cas9 to take a closer look at how silver poisons pathogens. The work is yielding... 4 hours
Psychedelic Drugs Really Do Trigger a 'Higher' State of Consciousness
LIVE SCIENCE People in the study who used psychedelic drugs showed higher patterns of neural activity. 4 hours
‘Fossil’ groundwater is not immune to modern-day pollution
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient groundwater that is thousands of years old is still susceptible to modern pollution, new research suggests. 7 hours
A pilot study of deep brain stimulation in treatment-resistant schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has proven its effectiveness in different types of psychiatric disorders, neuropathic pain and neurodegenerative diseases. Schizophrenia remains one of the leading causes of disability... 8 hours
Cognitive skills differ across cultures and generations
SCIENCE DAILY An innovative study of children and parents in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom reveals cultural differences in important cognitive skills among adolescents but not their parents. 8 hours
Fighting infections with a silver sword
PHYS.ORG Silver and other metals have been used to fight infections since ancient times. Today, researchers are using sophisticated techniques such as the gene-editing platform Crispr-Cas9 to take a closer look at precisely how silver poisons pathogenic... 9 hours
Political left, right similarly motivated to avoid rival views
PHYS.ORG A new report from social psychologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg suggests people on both sides of the political aisle are similarly motivated... 9 hours
Study correlates climate change and early human activities at the Algerian site of El Kherba 1.7 million years ago
PHYS.ORG Mohamed Sahnouni, coordinator of the Prehistoric Technology Program at the... 13 hours
Differing hormone profiles shape human social hierarchies, say psychology researchers
NEWS MEDICAL In a game of chicken, the most aggressive players are fueled by testosterone and are more willing to harm others; and while it may be easy to demonize... 18 hours
Researchers awarded $1.8 million grant to develop Transdisciplinary Care Model for type 1 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Only 21 percent of adolescents with type 1 diabetes maintain the recommended A1C levels, According to the National Institute of... 23 hours
Research provides new insight into psychology behind humans' willingness to kill animals
NEWS MEDICAL When reminded of death, humans become more likely to support killing animals, regardless of their existing attitudes about animal rights, according to new research... 23 hours
How fear of death affects human attitudes toward animal life
SCIENCE DAILY When reminded of death, humans become more likely to support the killing of animals, no matter how they feel about animal rights, researchers have found. Psychology's terror management... 1 day
Hormone-influenced social strategies shape human social hierarchy, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY In a game of chicken, the most aggressive players are fueled by testosterone and are more willing to harm others; and while it may be easy to demonize such hawkish... 1 day
Climate change predicted to increase Nile flow variability
SCIENCE DAILY The unpredictable annual flow of the Nile River is legendary, as evidenced by the story of Joseph and the Pharaoh, whose dream foretold seven years of abundance followed by seven years of... 1 day
Climate change could lead to overall increase in river flow, but more droughts and floods, study shows
PHYS.ORG The unpredictable annual flow of the Nile River is legendary, as evidenced by the... 2 days
After the death of a friend, healing in a human social network
SCIENCE DAILY The first large-scale study of recovery and resilience after a death in a friend group -- based on analysis of interactions in 15,000 anonymized... 2 days
Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapse
SCIENCE DAILY The rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according to new research. 2 days
Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientists
PHYS.ORG The psychedelic clouds in Edvard Munch's iconic "The Scream" have alternatively been interpreted as a metaphor for mental anguish or a literal depiction of volcanic fallout. 2 days
Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapse
PHYS.ORG The rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according to research by the universities of Stirling in Scotland and Tromsø in... 2 days
Men are happier when they work full-time
PHYS.ORG A "daddy day"? More time to spend at home? Men don't need to work part-time to ensure their well-being. In fact, they are happier if they "just" work full-time. This is one conclusion of... 2 days
Ancient stone pillars offer clues of comet strike that changed human history
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Edinburgh has found what they describe as evidence of a comet striking the Earth at approximately... 2 days
Homo floresiensis Likely Evolved from Primitive Ancestor in Africa, Researchers Say
SCI-NEWS.COM An Australian National University-led team of researchers has found that Homo floresiensis — a... 3 days
APNewsBreak: Problems remain at troubled Washington hospital
ABC NEWS Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients 4 days
Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics
SCIENCE DAILY Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity... 4 days
Voyager Documentary 'The Farthest' Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival
SPACE.COM A new documentary follows the making and epic journey of NASA's two Voyager probes, which set out in 1977 and gave humanity its first close-up views of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus... 4 days
Stimulants may have detrimental effects on muscle control
SCIENCE DAILY Current or past use of methamphetamine or other stimulants may lead to psychomotor control deficits, or a reduced ability to control physical movement, new research has found. 4 days
Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics
PHYS.ORG Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT)... 4 days
'Atlas for the end of the world' offers a path to protecting biodiversity
PHYS.ORG It's been 47 years since Philadelphians filled Fairmount Park for the first Earth Day here, led by a group of University of... 4 days
No Aliens Yet for $100 Million E.T. Hunt
SPACE.COM Observations of nearly 700 stars by the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia revealed no compelling signs of alien civilizations, representatives of the Breakthrough Listen project announced Thursday (April 20). 5 days
Origins of Indonesian hobbits finally revealed
SCIENCE DAILY The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa... 5 days
Origins of Indonesian hobbits finally revealed
PHYS.ORG The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa... 5 days
Scientists have worked out how dung beetles use the Milky Way to hold their course
PHYS.ORG Insects navigate in much the same way that ancient humans did: using the sky. Their primary cue is... 5 days
Buckwheat consumption can increase agroecosystem diversity and boost food security
PHYS.ORG What will it take to make our agroecosystems more diverse and secure? Take buckwheat, for example – an ancient grain-like plant with considerable potential. It's not related to... 5 days
Research team tracks complex web of monetary sanctions in nine states
PHYS.ORG The phrase "criminal justice system" may conjure images of courtrooms, juries and prison. But "when justice is doled out, it increasingly impacts the pocketbook," according to... 5 days
Mammoths suffered from diseases that are typical for people
PHYS.ORG Sergey Leshchinskiy, paleontologist, head of TSU's Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems, has studied the remains of Yakut mammoths collected on one of the world's largest paleontological sites of... 5 days
Scientists find that increased risk of psychosis from cannabis use is relatively low
NEWS MEDICAL The research, published in the journal, Addiction, also showed for the first time that there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that for... 5 days
Neuroscience research has rapidly grown over the years, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A study of the impact and research topics of neuroscience papers from 2006-2015 has shown that the number of papers and highly-productive core neuroscience journals has grown, while... 5 days
Ancient enzyme protects lungs from common irritant produced by bugs and mold
SCIENCE DAILY The lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and... 5 days
Podcast: When good lions go bad, listening to meteor crashes, and how humans learn to change the world
Science Magazine This week, meteors’ hiss may come from radio waves, pigeons that build... 5 days
Beyond the roots of human inaction: Fostering collective effort toward ecosystem conservation
Science Magazine The term "environmental problem" exposes a fundamental misconception: Disruptions of Earth’s ecosystems are at their root a human behavior problem. Psychology is a potent... 5 days
Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users. 5 days
Rapid growth in neuroscience research
SCIENCE DAILY A study of the impact and research topics of neuroscience papers from 2006-2015 has shown that the number of neuroscience papers and highly-productive core neuroscience journals has grown, while psychology and behavioral sciences have become more popular research... 6 days
Study finds higher state of consciousness under the influence of psychedelic drugs
NEWS MEDICAL The study led by the University of Sussex has revealed scientific evidence for a higher state of consciousness. 6 days
Arctic expedition to uncover the secrets of an ancient and mysterious shark
PHYS.ORG An international team of scientists, including a physiologist from The University of Manchester, will head to the largest island in the world later this... 6 days
Chesapeake Bay pollution extends to early 19th century
PHYS.ORG Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters by researchers at The University... 6 days
Use of stimulants may lead to psychomotor control deficits, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found that current or past use of methamphetamine or other stimulants may lead to psychomotor control deficits, or a reduced ability to control physical... 6 days
Chesapeake Bay pollution extends to early 19th century
SCIENCE DAILY Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters. 6 days
Students may forget relevant information in order to protect their own psyches
PHYS.ORG UCLA-led research has found that students in a college mathematics course experienced a phenomenon similar to repression, the psychological process in which people forget... 6 days
Newly discovered Egyptian carnivore named after Anubis, ancient Egyptian god of underworld
PHYS.ORG Analysis of Egyptian fossils has identified a new species of extinct carnivorous mammals called hyaenodonts, according to a study published April 19, 2017 in... 6 days
Ancient reptile tracks in the Pyrenees may include evidence of a new type of footprint
PHYS.ORG A large set of tracks made by archosauromorphs in the Pyrenees mountain range may include a new type... 6 days
Wooden Figurines 'Weave' at Tiny Looms Placed in Ancient Grave
LIVE SCIENCE Tiny wooden figurines have stood upright "weaving" at appropriately sized looms for more than 2,100 years in a Chinese tomb containing the remains of a middle-age woman, a... 6 days
Photos: Mummies and Figurines Discovered in Ancient Cemetery at Luxor
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists have uncovered a large funerary complex holding several mummies and more than 1,000 figurines in an ancient cemetery at Luxor, in Egypt. 6 days
Tomb Full of Mummies Unearthed at Luxor
LIVE SCIENCE Several mummies and more than 1,000 figurines have been discovered at an ancient cemetery located at Luxor in Egypt, archaeologists reported. 6 days
Evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness?
SCIENCE DAILY Scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness has been found in a new study. Using brain imaging technology, researchers measured the tiny magnetic fields produced in the brain and found that, across three... 6 days
Universities release results on nitrogen footprints
PHYS.ORG Researchers have developed a large-scale method for calculating the nitrogen footprint of a university in the pursuit of reducing nitrogen pollution, which is linked to a cascade of negative impacts on the environment and human health,... 7 days
Closed-loop brainwave technology reduces post-traumatic stress symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL A closed-loop acoustic stimulation brainwave technology significantly reduced symptoms in people suffering from post-traumatic stress in a small pilot study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study is published in the April... 7 days
Ay, Caramba! 'Bart Simpson' Landslide Reveals Ceres' Icy Innards
SPACE.COM Ceres may look like an ancient inert mass of dusty rock hanging out in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, but the dwarf planet is proving... 7 days
Study paints somber picture of US mental health status and access to care
MNT More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country's ability to meet the growing demand for mental health... 7 days
Humpback calves ‘whisper’ to avoid being heard by killer whales. Listen here
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NASA examines newly formed Tropical Depression 3W in 3-D
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How a dolphin eats an octopus without dying
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'Genius': Albert Einstein's Wild Side Stars in New Nat Geo Series
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Radiocarbon dating gets a postmodern makeover
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Cassini completes final—and fateful—Titan flyby
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Fermi catches gamma-ray flashes from tropical storms
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New method enables more realistic hair simulation
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NASA satellite animation shows Tropical Storm Arlene 'eaten' by weather system
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Cassini mission revealed Saturn's secrets
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How punk and Thatcherism came together in the surreal ZX Spectrum Pimania craze
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Bayes' Theorem—the maths tool we probably use every day, but what is it?
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Sensor-filled glove could help doctors take guesswork out of physical exams
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In ‘grand finale,’ Cassini spacecraft sets off on collision course with Saturn
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Crystals grown aboard space station provide radiation detecting technology
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Video: The weird chemistry threatening masterpiece paintings
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Saturn Moon Enceladus Is Able to Host Life – It's Time for a New Mission
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NASA sees the formation of early Atlantic Ocean Tropical Depression 1
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