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6000 Asteroids in Jupiter's 'Orbital Space,' 1 Going 'Wrong Way' | Orbit Animation
SPACE.COM Asteroid 2015 BZ509 is the only known space rock in the solar system to travel in a retrograde orbit "while at the... 39 minutes
Making cows more environmentally friendly
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt have published a paper today revealing an important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock; that plants growing... 53 minutes
Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Index tracks 24 percent decline in carbon emissions
PHYS.ORG Yesterday during Carnegie Mellon Energy Week, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) Americas President & CEO Paul Browning unveiled the initial results of a new... 2 hours
Teacher encouragement has greatest influence on less advantaged children
PHYS.ORG Schoolchildren who receive words of encouragement from a teacher are significantly more likely to continue their education beyond the age of 16 than those who do not, a new study... 2 hours
Fellowship aims to protect threatened Australian night parrots
PHYS.ORG Ensuring one of Australia's most high-profile threatened bird species does not disappear a second time is the mission of a University of Queensland researcher. 2 hours
Cold spray technology to repair surfaces of corroded aircraft parts
PHYS.ORG Faster, market competitive and safer airplane repairs. That's the goal of a project by The University of Akron and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services in obtaining Federal Aviation... 3 hours
Legos and origami inspire next-generation materials
PHYS.ORG Inspired by the fun of playing with Legos, an international team of researchers from Tianjin University of Technology and Harvard University have used the idea of assembling building-blocks to make the promise of next-generation materials a... 3 hours
Continuous breathing metal-organic framework with guest selectivity
PHYS.ORG (—Researchers from the University of Sheffield report a new continuous-breathing metal-organic framework (MOF), SHF-61, that has two different solvent-specific forms, a narrow-pore structure that is the result of DMF or H2O desolvation and a... 3 hours
Scientists predict reading ability from DNA alone
PHYS.ORG Researchers from King's College London have used a genetic scoring technique to predict reading performance throughout school years from DNA alone. 3 hours
Viruses in the oceanic basement
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) showed for the first time that many novel viruses are present in the fluids circulating deep in the... 3 hours
Programming human cells to follow sets of logical instructions
PHYS.ORG (—A team of researchers at Boston University has developed a new way to engineer mammalian cells that allows for programming them to behave in desired ways. In their paper published... 4 hours
Nanomaterial makes laser light more applicable
PHYS.ORG Light is absorbed differently, depending on the material it shines on. An international research team including material scientists from Kiel University has created a complex hybrid material with the ability to absorb light with a unique... 4 hours
How non-muscle cells find the strength to move
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI) at the National University of Singapore have described, for the first time, the ordered arrangement of myosin-II filaments in actin cables of non-muscle cells. This... 4 hours
How to outwit noise in quantum communication
PHYS.ORG How to reliably transfer quantum information when the connecting channels are impacted by detrimental noise? Scientists at the University of Innsbruck and TU Wien (Vienna) have presented new solutions to this problem. 4 hours
Researchers examine how supporting pollinators helps agriculture
PHYS.ORG When agriculture helps pollinators, pollinators help agriculture, according to a research review published today by an international group of experts, including a University of Idaho researcher. 4 hours
Cats found to like humans more than thought
PHYS.ORG (—A trio of researchers with Oregon State University and Monmouth University has conducted experiments with cats, and has found that they appear to like humans more than expected. In their paper published... 4 hours
New approach improves potential HIV vaccine
PHYS.ORG By engineering an on/off switch into a weakened form of HIV, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have enhanced the safety and effectiveness of a potential vaccine for the virus that has killed approximately 35 million people during... 4 hours
Researchers make breakthrough in antioxidant enzyme linked to jaundice
PHYS.ORG A Japanese research team involving Osaka University investigated biliverdin reductase, the enzyme producing bilirubin – a substance linked with jaundice – from biliverdin (BV). Two BV molecules were found at... 4 hours
Cubic photometer makes light in a room visible
PHYS.ORG Light determines how we see the world. Take a golf ball: we can see the shine on it, make out the structure or even perceive it as a flat disk because in... 4 hours
Organic–inorganic heterostructures with programmable electronic properties
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Strasbourg & CNRS (France), in collaboration with the University of Mons (Belgium), the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Germany) and the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), have devised a novel supramolecular... 4 hours
Scientists design new method to reduce noise problems caused by road traffic
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the universities of Granada and Southampton have designed a new method to reduce noise problems caused by road traffic, one of the... 4 hours
World’s Most Diverse Collection of Dinosaur Footprints Unveiled
SCI-NEWS.COM A group of paleontologists from the University of Queensland and James Cook University has documented the most diverse assemblage of... 4 hours
Thousands of images of frozen bacteria
PHYS.ORG How do bacteria sense and adapt to their environment? Ariane Briegel, Professor of Ultrastructural Biology, is intrigued by this question. Using new techniques, she produces three-dimensional images of bacteria that provide us with new clues about... 5 hours
Scientists highlight Antarctic ice upheaval in response to prehistoric climate change
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has found that the Antarctic ice cap underwent dramatic cycles of expansion and melt-back millions of... 5 hours
E-gloves to protect workers from dangerous vibration levels
PHYS.ORG Gloves embedded with tiny sensors are being developed by Nottingham Trent University to help protect construction workers from exposure to vibration. 5 hours
New Zealanders' beliefs in climate change increasing
PHYS.ORG New research from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland has found New Zealanders' beliefs in climate change and that humans are causing it are increasing over time. 5 hours
Cleveland-based study to explore how childhood obesity can be prevented before conception
NEWS MEDICAL A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and MetroHealth System researcher, along with Cleveland Clinic's director of metabolic research, have received federal funding to determine... 5 hours
new study investigates the passage of knotted dna through nanopores New study investigates the passage of knotted DNA through nanopores
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Anyone who has been on a sail boat knows that tying a knot is the best way to secure a rope to a hook and prevent slippage. Similarly,... 6 hours
Something Big Exploded in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: What Was It?
SPACE.COM Within seconds of the detection, an alert was automatically sent to the University of WA’s Zadko Telescope. It swung into robotic action, taking images... 6 hours
University of Glasgow to open new state-of-art Imaging Centre of Excellence
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Glasgow will officially open its new £32M Imaging Centre of Excellence, on Wednesday 29 March 2017. 7 hours
New tool aims to support GPs to identify serious bowel condition symptoms in patients below 50 years
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Exeter, in partnership with Bowel Cancer UK Never Too Young campaign,... 7 hours
Adding grads and going green can brighten economic outlook
PHYS.ORG Attracting college graduates and boosting natural amenities may give communities a double shot of economic growth potential, according to economists. 9 hours
Study explores new immunotherapy combinations to treat prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Prostate cancer, notoriously resistant to immunotherapy due to its immunologically cool nature, triggers two pathways to chill an immune attack after one immunotherapy drug fires up the immune system, researchers... 9 hours
New study identifies early vulnerability brain marker for psychosis
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has identified an early vulnerability brain marker for psychosis. A research team led by University of Montreal and Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center shows that an exaggerated... 9 hours
Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially... 10 hours
Study identifies how BPA may encourage inflammatory breast cancer growth
NEWS MEDICAL The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appears to aid the survival of inflammatory breast cancer cells, revealing a potential mechanism for how the disease grows, according to a... 13 hours
Study finds broad support for larger health warnings on cigarette packs
NEWS MEDICAL Health warnings cover about 10 percent of a cigarette pack's exterior surface in the United States, but there is broad support, even among smokers, for making... 14 hours
JAX professor receives HFSP grant for 3D genome studies of memory, learning and epilepsy
NEWS MEDICAL Jackson Laboratory Professor Yijun Ruan, Ph.D., a leader in the study of the three-dimensional organization of the human genome, has... 15 hours
Impacts of school choice on segregation
SCIENCE DAILY Diversity in schools is important for students' experiences and outcomes in schools and beyond, reducing prejudices and ensuring the likelihood of living and working in integrated environments as adults. Now researchers are exploring how school choice... 15 hours
New research finds that statins may have potential role in lowering risk of venous thromboembolism
NEWS MEDICAL Further evidence has been found by Universities of Leicester and Bristol researchers to suggest statins could "significantly reduce"... 15 hours
Hospital grading system may put too much weight on wrong things, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL When a child brings home a report card from school, part of their grade comes from how often they made it to... 15 hours
Subaru telescope detects shadow of gas cloud in ancient proto-supercluster
PHYS.ORG A team led by researchers from Osaka Sangyo University, with members from Tohoku University, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and others, has used the Suprime-Cam on the Subaru... 17 hours
Law of physics explains natural drivers of wealth inequality
SCIENCE DAILY A engineering professor has proposed an explanation for why the income disparity in America between the rich and poor continues to grow. According to the constructal law of physics, income... 17 hours
Seabird bones, fossils reveal broad food-web shift in North Pacific
PHYS.ORG For thousands of years, the Hawaiian petrel has soared over the Pacific Ocean, feeding on fish and squid. Now, using evidence preserved in the birds' bones, scientists at... 18 hours
Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes
PHYS.ORG Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to research from Queen... 18 hours
igniting a solar flare in the corona with lower atmosphere kindling Igniting a Solar Flare in the Corona with Lower-Atmosphere Kindling
ASTRO WATCH Scientists from NJIT’s Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research are providing some of the first detailed views of... 18 hours
Astronomers Solve Mystery of Andromeda’s Hard X-Rays
SCI-NEWS.COM The Andromeda galaxy (also known as Messier 31) features a dominant source of hard X-rays, but its identity was mysterious until now.... 20 hours
Key research priorities for agricultural microbiomes identified
PHYS.ORG A coordinated effort to understand plant microbiomes could boost plant health and agricultural productivity, according to a new Perspective publishing March 28 in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Posy Busby of Oregon... 20 hours
As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation
PHYS.ORG VIDEO New research from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM) reveals a large part of the heavily urbanized area of Honolulu and... 21 hours
Fighting world hunger: Robotics aid in the study of corn and drought tolerance
SCIENCE DAILY Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population... 21 hours
Researcher weighs in on fairy circles of Namibia
PHYS.ORG A study conducted by researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis adds new insights into one of nature's great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. 22 hours
Fighting world hunger: Robotics aid in the study of corn and drought tolerance
PHYS.ORG Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population... 22 hours
‘Social Brain Hypothesis’ Challenged: Brain Size in Primates is Predicted by Diet
SCI-NEWS.COM Primate brain size is predicted by diet, indicates new research from New York University. The findings, just reported in the journal Nature Ecology and... 22 hours
Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower cancer risk, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Increasing vitamin D levels may lower risk for developing cancer, according to a study conducted by Creighton University with cooperation from the University of California San... 23 hours
Study highlights importance of long-term research in bringing new cancer therapies to market
NEWS MEDICAL New drugs to treat cancer that are now emerging are the end products of research begun in the 1970s and '80s, a... 23 hours
Love Bugs: Couple Donates 'World-Class' $10M Insect Collection
LIVE SCIENCE More than a million insect specimens will be added to the Arizona State University entomology collection. 23 hours
Research shows role played by brain reorganisation process in success or failure of cochlear implants
NEWS MEDICAL A cochlear implant is an electronic device capable of restoring hearing in a profoundly deaf person by directly... 23 hours
desktop scanners can be hijacked to perpetrate cyberattacks Desktop scanners can be hijacked to perpetrate cyberattacks
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A typical office scanner can be infiltrated and a company's network compromised using different light sources, according to a new paper by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Weizmann... 24 hours
It's not too late to conserve water resources in rapidly urbanizing areas
PHYS.ORG As climate change and population pressure both intensify in suburban areas northwest of Boston in the coming decades, a new study by watershed scientist... 24 hours
Astaxanthin compound shows ability to activate 'longevity gene' in mice
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and Cardax, Inc., a Honolulu based life sciences company, have jointly announced the results of an animal study... 24 hours
Discovery of a new regulatory protein provides new tool for stem cell engineering
PHYS.ORG Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have discovered a protein that regulates the switch of embryonic stem cells from the... 1 day
Parents who play Pokemon GO with kids: 'It wasn't really about the Pokemon'
PHYS.ORG Parents who regularly play "Pokémon GO" with their children report a number of side benefits from playing the mobile device-based game, including... 1 day
Impacts of school choice on segregation
PHYS.ORG Diversity in schools is important for students' experiences and outcomes in schools and beyond, reducing prejudices and ensuring the likelihood of living and working in integrated environments as adults. Penn State researchers are exploring how school... 1 day
in 30 years can we sustainably meet the needs of 9 5 billion people In 30 years, can we sustainably meet the needs of 9.5 billion people?
MIT VIDEO President Emerita Susan Hockfield speaks at the Iconic Voices from MIT lecture organized by the Singapore University of Technology and Design. 1 day
Research provides new insight into how coevolution could shape microbial diversity in human gut
NEWS MEDICAL What drives bacterial strain diversity in the gut? Although there are a number of possible explanations, a recent opinion piece... 1 day
Mustard seeds without mustard flavor: New robust oilseed crop can resist global warming
PHYS.ORG University of Copenhagen and the global player Bayer CropScience have successfully developed a new oilseed crop that is much more resistant to... 1 day
New research disproves common assumption on cranial joints of alligators, birds, dinosaurs
PHYS.ORG Paleontologists have long assumed that the shape of joints in the skulls of dinosaurs, and their closest modern relatives alligators and birds, reveals how... 1 day
Biologists find 'skin-and-bones' mechanism underlying zebrafish fin regeneration
PHYS.ORG University of Oregon biologists have figured out how zebrafish perfectly regenerate amputated fins with a precisely organized skeleton. 1 day
Study examines death penalty support in Mexico
PHYS.ORG In sharp contrast to previous studies of public support for the death penalty conducted in the U.S., Catholics in Mexico were found to be more likely to support capital punishment, while older Mexicans and... 1 day
Just like Wolverine, humans need metal to maintain strong bones
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers, led by The University of Manchester, has used the UK's Diamond Light Source facility (pictured above) to image  the precise location and chemistry behind... 1 day
Bacterial strain diversity in the gut
PHYS.ORG What drives bacterial strain diversity in the gut? Although there are a number of possible explanations, a recent opinion piece published in TRENDs in Microbiology by Dr Pauline Scanlan, a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland... 1 day
Chlamydia—how bacteria take control
PHYS.ORG To survive in human cells, chlamydiae have a lot of tricks in store. Researchers of the University of Würzburg have now discovered that the bacterial pathogens also manipulate the cells' energy suppliers in the process. 1 day
Microalgae have great potential as fish feed ingredient
PHYS.ORG Commercially produced microalgae could become a sustainable fish feed ingredient, a project from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has shown. In the project concepts have been developed to grow,... 1 day
New risk tool to help UK GPs decide if patients under 50 have a serious bowel condition
MNT The University of Exeter, in partnership with Bowel Cancer UK Never Too Young campaign,... 1 day
More compulsory math lessons do not encourage women to pursue STEM careers
PHYS.ORG The demand for employees in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math) is particularly high, as corporations compete to attract skilled professionals in the... 1 day
Scientist maps giant virus
PHYS.ORG In a laboratory at Michigan State University, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus – one of the world's largest viruses. 1 day
virtual museum brings extinct species back to life Virtual museum brings extinct species back to life
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Dozens of fascinating digital 3-D models are shedding new light on specimens held at the University of Dundee's D'Arcy Thompson Museum while enhancing the learning of anatomy students around the world. 1 day
WATCH: America's fittest truck driver shares his tips live on 'GMA'
ABC NEWS Author Siphiwe Baleka, a former college athlete, shares how he stays in shape despite having a largely sedentary lifestyle. 1 day
Mathematicians predict delaying school start times won't help sleep deprived teenagers
SCIENCE DAILY Insufficient sleep during the week, and attempts to catch up at the weekend lead to ‘social jet lag’, finds a new study. Delaying school start times... 1 day
New type of sensor material developed
PHYS.ORG Hokkaido University scientists have succeeded in developing a nickel complex that changes color and magnetism when exposed to methanol vapor. The new material can potentially be used not only as a chemical sensor, but also with... 1 day
3-D structure of enzyme opens path to new drug design in brain disease
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of York and Simon Fraser University, Canada, revealed the 3-D structure of an enzyme that could provide a... 1 day
Scientists reveal novel drug delivery approach to fight swine flu at gene level
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University together with their colleagues from St. Petersburg and London have elaborated a new approach to deliver anti-viral... 1 day
Proteomics unravels molecular mechanisms influenced by genetic variations
NEWS MEDICAL How does type 2 diabetes develop? A team of researchers headed by the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich has come closer to finding an answer to this problem.... 1 day
Chemists Discover New Oxidation State of Plutonium
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of chemists from the University of California, Irvine, and Los Alamos National Laboratory has created a new oxidation state, Pu+2,... 1 day
Prefabricated phrases in young learners' oral language
PHYS.ORG A new doctoral dissertation by Parvin Gheitasi at Umeå University explores the different functions of prefabricated phrases in young learners' oral language production. These phrases provided learners with an instrument to overcome their lack... 1 day
Words matter when math teachers describe student learning
PHYS.ORG Think back to math class in elementary school. Do you remember being assigned to a "high," "middle" or "low" group? If so, you'll relate to a new study from North Carolina State... 1 day
New Zooniverse project—muon hunter
PHYS.ORG A new citizen science project, led by Associate Professor Lucy Fortson, is asking for help from the public to identify and categorize hundreds of thousands of ring patterns within images produced by VERITAS gamma-ray observatory cameras. 1 day
Can computers one day understand emotions? New patent paves the way
PHYS.ORG A new patent awarded to a Penn State team led by James Wang, professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology; Reginald Adams, associate professor... 1 day
Public-private collaboration to develop more accurate methods of tracking cancer progression
NEWS MEDICAL Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian, in coordination with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health Biomarkers Consortium, is launching a three-year research collaboration to... 1 day
A novel hybrid UAV that may change the way people operate drones
PHYS.ORG Two PhD students in National University of Singapore, Unmanned System Research Group spent four years developing novel hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The U-Lion... 1 day
Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression
MNT Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant... 1 day
Using a method from Wall Street to track slow slipping of Earth's crust
PHYS.ORG Stock traders have long used specialized trackers to decide when to buy or sell a stock, or when the market is beginning... 1 day
Researchers map key Zika virus protein to accelerate search for cure
NEWS MEDICAL A study published today shows how Indiana University scientists are speeding the path to new treatments for the Zika virus, an infectious disease linked to birth defects in... 1 day
Delaying school start times unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research finds
NEWS MEDICAL Delaying school start times in the UK is unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research from the University of Surrey and... 1 day
SLU researchers predict potential high-risk areas for Zika virus transmission in the U.S.
NEWS MEDICAL Where in the continental United States is Zika most likely to occur? An early online article in the American Journal of Public... 2 days
Scientists show p300 protein may stop MDS from developing into leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl... 2 days
Study shows how epigenetic randomness helps cancer cells proliferate
NEWS MEDICAL In a research effort that merged genetics, physics and information theory, a team at the schools of medicine and engineering at The Johns Hopkins University has added significantly to evidence that large... 2 days
CHLA receives NIH grant for biomedical research training to disadvantaged undergraduate students
NEWS MEDICAL Emil Bogenmann, PhD, EdD, at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, received a five-year renewal grant of $1.3 million from the... 2 days
Brain activity of children can be used for long-range predictions about reading success
NEWS MEDICAL By measuring brainwaves, it is possible to predict what a child's reading level will be years in advance, according to research from... 2 days
Europe says University of California deserves broad patent for CRISPR
Science Magazine Decision contrasts with U.S. ruling in long-standing battle over genome-editing tool 2 days
New study investigates the passage of knotted DNA through nanopores
As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation
Desktop scanners can be hijacked to perpetrate cyberattacks
Virtual museum brings extinct species back to life
In 30 years, can we sustainably meet the needs of 9.5 billion people?
Study reveals mass extinction event 35 million years ago
How chewing like a cow helped early mammals thrive
New study shakes the roots of the dinosaur family tree