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Researchers develop new method to preserve fertility in boys with prepubertal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center researchers in Beer-Sheva, Israel are developing a cell culture system that for the first... 4 hours
Local interventions boost coral's resilience to bleaching
PHYS.ORG Local conservation actions, like rounding up predatory snails, can significantly boost the resilience of corals to climate-induced bleaching, according to a study led by Duke University researchers. 9 hours
Purdue phoneme project creates new haptic communications future
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Communication could step beyond reading a cellular phone screen with a new technique by Purdue College of Engineering researchers to learn and read messages through a person's sense of touch. 9 hours
Biologists identify a genetic mechanism in the evolution of novel traits
PHYS.ORG There has long been a debate among biologists over whether the evolution of new traits requires new genes to evolve or whether they can arise simply... 11 hours
Childhood sibling dynamics may predict differences in college education
SCIENCE DAILY The effects of sibling relationships may go beyond childhood bickering and bonding, according to researchers who found that these relationships may predict similarities and differences in siblings' education later in... 11 hours
Neuroscientists map feeling of cool touch to the brain’s insula in mouse model
NEWS MEDICAL Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have mapped the feeling of cool touch to the brain's insula in a mouse model. 13 hours
Ultrasound-based technology for assessing overweight adolescents with liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have successfully tested a new technology for use in the assessment of overweight adolescents with liver disease. 13 hours
Study identifies challenges and opportunities to safeguard one of Mesoamerica's last forest blocks
PHYS.ORG The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Yale University have created a plan to preserve one of the last intact forest strongholds for... 14 hours
Researchers capture best ever evidence of rare black hole
PHYS.ORG Scientists have been able to prove the existence of small black holes and those that are super-massive but the existence of an elusive type of black hole, known as intermediate-mass... 14 hours
Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste
PHYS.ORG Plants can be genetically rewired to resist the devastating effects of disease—significantly reducing crop waste worldwide—according to new research into synthetic biology by the University of Warwick. 14 hours
Bolder targets needed to protect nature for people's sake
PHYS.ORG University of Queensland (UQ) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) researchers argue that the world needs more diverse, ambitious and area-specific targets for retaining important natural systems to safeguard humanity. The... 15 hours
New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have invented a new way to synthesize DNA that promises to be easier and faster, does not require... 15 hours
Researchers develop new approach to assess effectiveness of Men B vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Leicester and Meningococcal Reference Unit have developed a new approach to assess the effectiveness of the Men B vaccine, Bexsero, against... 16 hours
Engineers develop algorithm to monitor joints of patients with arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a... 16 hours
Lifting of Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving poses policy challenges
PHYS.ORG This month Saudi Arabia will put an end to its ban on women driving, opening the way for millions of new drivers to navigate a country... 16 hours
Scientists discover genetic causes underlying group of related infant cancers
NEWS MEDICAL The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Wuerzburg and their collaborators. 16 hours
Using gold nanoparticles to trigger sequential unfolding of 3-D structures
PHYS.ORG Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that takes advantage of gold nanoparticles to trigger the sequential unfolding of three-dimensional structures using different wavelengths... 17 hours
Monitoring molten steel by laser – steel experts' invention could save industry millions
PHYS.ORG Steelworkers will be able to monitor in real time the temperature and chemical composition in molten metal furnaces, saving each steel plant... 18 hours
Cementless fly ash binder makes concrete 'green'
PHYS.ORG Rice University engineers have developed a composite binder made primarily of fly ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, that can replace Portland cement in concrete. 18 hours
Professor says people are turning to 'socially mediated vigilante justice' to right perceived wrongs
PHYS.ORG The internet loves creating villains: People get caught on camera or social media behaving badly, the post or video goes... 18 hours
Insightful research illuminates the newly possible in the realm of natural and synthetic images
PHYS.ORG A pair of groundbreaking papers in computer vision open new vistas on possibilities in the realms of creating very real-looking... 18 hours
'Face-to-face, humans are not good at violence': Randall Collins in conversation with Michel Wieviorka
PHYS.ORG Ten years ago, two major work about violence came out: "Violence: A Micro-Sociological Theory," by Randall Collins (Princeton University Press,... 18 hours
Physicists probing ever deeper into the stuff of the universe
PHYS.ORG University of Virginia physicists have recently played key roles in new particle physics discoveries. The scientists are involved with large international collaborations using major facilities designed for expanding... 19 hours
This Pride, Be Inspired by Sally Ride's Legacy
SPACE.COM Sally Ride — the United States' first woman in space — has inspired countless people, as she lived a life committed to science, education and inclusion. 20 hours
Odors are perceived the same way by hunter-gatherers and Westerners
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Previous research has shown the hunter-gatherer Jahai are much better at naming odors than Westerners. They even have a more elaborate lexicon for it. New research by language... 20 hours
Unwieldy health costs often stand between teachers and fatter paychecks
NEWS MEDICAL As teacher strikes flared this spring in more than half a dozen states, from West Virginia to Arizona, protesters bemoaned stagnant salaries, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of... 20 hours
Genetic engineering researcher: Politicians are deaf to people's ethical concerns
PHYS.ORG While a many Danes question whether genetically modified foods are unnatural, this concern is much less apparent among politicians, according to Professor Jesper Lassen at the University of... 21 hours
Better safe than sorry—economic optimization risks tipping of Earth system elements
PHYS.ORG Optimizing economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in bringing down costs of greenhouse gas... 21 hours
Novel method for investigating pore geometry in rocks
PHYS.ORG Based on persistent homology theory, researchers from Japan's Kyushu University presented a new parameter and a new method for evaluating the heterogeneity of porosity 21 hours
Scientists discover how to control the 'excitation' of electronics
PHYS.ORG An international team of scientists, including NUST MISIS's Professor Gotthard Seifert, has made an important step toward the control of excitonic effects in two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures. In the... 21 hours
Three experts from The Tinnitus Clinic contribute to major review on pulsatile tinnitus
NEWS MEDICAL Three specialists from the leading provider of tinnitus treatments in the UK have joined experts from Whipps Cross University Hospital to deliver... 21 hours
Bite Marks on East Coast Dinosaur Bones Illuminate Ancient Coastal Ecosystem
SCI-NEWS.COM One might expect a dig site in some far-off desert when thinking of a... 22 hours
Devastating plant virus is revealed in atomic detail
PHYS.ORG The complex 3-D structure of one of the world's most lethal families of plant viruses has been revealed in unprecedented detail by scientists at the UK's University of Leeds. 22 hours
Technology breakthrough could enable detection of fetal genetic abnormalities in early pregnancy
NEWS MEDICAL A wide range of fetal genetic abnormalities could soon be detected in early pregnancy thanks to a world-first study led by University of South... 22 hours
New simulation approach predicts efficacy of HIV-prophylaxis medications
NEWS MEDICAL A new mathematical simulation approach predicts the efficacy of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, which help prevent HIV infection. The framework, presented in PLOS Computational Biology by Sulav Duwal and Max... 22 hours
ANU research could help find life in Mars and other planets
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The Australian National University have contributed to an international study that will potentially help humans to colonize Mars and find life on other planets. 22 hours
Novel compound as effective as FDA-approved antibiotics for treating deadly infections
NEWS MEDICAL Purdue University researchers have identified a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the Food and... 23 hours
Chesapeake Bay: Larger-than-average summer 'dead zone' forecast for 2018 after wet spring
PHYS.ORG Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in... 23 hours
Recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression of pancreatic cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression... 23 hours
Chronic use of opioids related to increased risk of fracture nonunion
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Robert Zura, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of a research team reporting that not... 23 hours
Large outdoor study shows biodiversity improves stability of algal biofuel systems
PHYS.ORG A diverse mix of species improves the stability and fuel-oil yield of algal biofuel systems, as well as their resistance to invasion by outsiders, according to... 24 hours
Researchers link red meat sensitivity spread by ticks with heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat - a sensitivity spread by tick bites - with a... 1 day
Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey
REUTERS COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes... 1 day
Fields of dreams: Texas researchers seek to redefine U.S. whiskey
REUTERS COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn... 2 days
study may help humans colonize mars and hunt for alien life Study May Help Humans Colonize Mars and Hunt for Alien Life
ASTRO WATCH Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have contributed to an international study that... 2 days
Physiological and social determinants of children's sharing behavior
SCIENCE DAILY When are primary school children willing to share valuable resources with others and when are they not? Researchers have investigated this question in a controlled behavioral experiment. The motivation to share seems... 2 days
long suspected theory about the moon holds water Long Suspected Theory About the Moon Holds Water
ASTRO WATCH A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, has discovered... 3 days
research shows short gamma ray bursts do follow binary neutron star mergers Research Shows Short Gamma-Ray Bursts Do Follow Binary Neutron Star Mergers
ASTRO WATCH Researchers at Oregon State University have confirmed that last fall’s union of two neutron... 3 days
Research shows diet shift of beluga whales in Alaska inlet
PHYS.ORG Beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet may have changed their diet over five decades from saltwater prey to fish and crustaceans influenced by freshwater, according to a study... 3 days
New type of photosynthesis discovered
SCIENCE DAILY The discovery changes our understanding of the basic mechanism of photosynthesis and should rewrite the textbooks. It will also tailor the way we hunt for alien life and provide insights into how we could engineer more efficient crops... 3 days
organics on ceres may be more abundant than originally thought Organics on Ceres May Be More Abundant than Originally Thought
ASTRO WATCH Last year, scientists with NASA's Dawn mission announced the detection of organic material — carbon-based compounds... 3 days
Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'
ABC NEWS The family of one of the 17 people killed in the massacre at a Florida high school is suing to obtain mental health records of shooting suspect Nikolas... 3 days
Researchers complete milestone in international physics experiment in Switzerland
PHYS.ORG Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have built prototypes for an aluminum electric field cage inside a particle detector for an international physics experiment conducted at the European... 3 days
Electronic skin stretched to new limits
PHYS.ORG An electrically conductive hydrogel that takes stretchability, self-healing and strain sensitivity to new limits has been developed at KAUST. "Our material outperforms all previously reported hydrogels and introduces new functionalities," says Husam Alshareef, professor of materials... 4 days
New ID pictures of conducting polymers discover a surprise ABBA fan
PHYS.ORG The first ever detailed pictures of the structure of conjugated polymers have been produced by a research team led by Professor Giovanni Costantini at the University... 4 days
Squeezing light at the nanoscale—Ultra-confined light could detect harmful molecules
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new technique to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces, generating an... 4 days
One of Psychology's Most Famous Experiments Was Deeply Flawed
LIVE SCIENCE The Stanford Prison Experiment — the infamous 1971 exercise in which regular college students placed in a mock prison suddenly transformed into aggressive guards and hysterical prisoners — was deeply... 4 days
Victim's family suing for school shooting suspect's records
ABC NEWS The family of one of the 17 people killed in the Valentine's Day massacre at a Florida high school is suing to obtain mental health records of shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz 4 days
Study finds less corruption in countries where more women are in government
PHYS.ORG A greater representation of women in the government is bad news for corruption, according to a new study published in the Journal of Economic... 4 days
Graphene makes its mark on gas separation
PHYS.ORG Graphene Flagship researchers overcame the theoretical limiting performance of membranes in gas separation. This collaborative research from Graphene Flagship partners CNR, University of Bologna and Graphene-XT has potential applications in hydrogen purification and carbon... 4 days
Researchers describe abundant marine life at the 'White Shark Café'
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In May 2018, an interdisciplinary group of researchers from Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, MBARI, the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), and other organizations conducted... 4 days
Nearly 70 percent of undocumented Mexican immigrants report discrimination
PHYS.ORG A new study from Rice University found that 69 percent of undocumented Mexicans living in high-risk neighborhoods near the California-Mexico border reported interpersonal discrimination due to being undocumented. 4 days
Fake Facebook account reveals how we fall for fake news
PHYS.ORG A fictitious Facebook account set up by a team of researchers at the University of Nottingham to mirror the sort of news feed users might encounter on their... 4 days
Scientists refine 'Profile' of a fungal tree killer
PHYS.ORG A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists has identified two new species of fungi as the puzzling killer of hundreds of thousands of Hawaii's beloved 'ōhi'a trees. 4 days
Researchers study lanternfly's potential to harm grapevines
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The spotted lanternfly is starting to sour the grape and wine industries in southeastern Pennsylvania, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences aims to spoil the invasive pest's party. 4 days
New technique that shows how a protein 'light switch' works may enhance biological research
PHYS.ORG Sunlight is essential for all life, and living organisms have evolved to sense and respond to light. Dronpa is a... 4 days
Fish suffer stage fright?
PHYS.ORG Archerfish, famed for their ability to hunt prey by shooting them down with jets of water, seem to suffer social inhibition, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews. 4 days
eDNA analysis—a key to uncovering rare marine species
PHYS.ORG The days of searching the oceans around the world to find and study rare and endangered marine animals are not over. However, an emerging tool that can be used with just a... 4 days
Proteins as a 'shuttle service' for targeted administration of medication
PHYS.ORG Precise targeting of medicine is no longer a vision of the future. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has successfully developed proteins that function like a shuttle and release medication directly... 4 days
Coffee Improves Teamwork, New Research Shows
SCI-NEWS.COM A pair of studies conducted by scientists from the University of California at Davis and the Ohio State University found that people gave more... 4 days
Strategic strikes by mantis shrimp smash shells selectively
PHYS.ORG For a tiny crustacean, Caribbean rock mantis shrimp (Neogonodactylus bredini) pack a ferocious punch. Bludgeoning the shells of snails and other crustaceans to gain access to the tasty snail within, mantis shrimp... 4 days
Who is to blame for marine litter?
PHYS.ORG Members of the public are more likely to blame the global marine litter crisis on retailers, industry and government, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth. 4 days
Early birds less likely to develop depression
NEWS MEDICAL Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new study by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the... 4 days
The number of teens who report having sex is down
SCIENCE-NEWS About 40 percent of high school students are having sex, the lowest amount in the last three decades. 4 days
Scientists identify new subtype of prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers led by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about 7 percent of patients with advanced disease. 4 days
MSU scientists discover early cause of intestinal inflammation
NEWS MEDICAL Michigan State University scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict around 11 percent of the... 4 days
Researchers identify 161 genetic factors for myopia
NEWS MEDICAL The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia in Nature Genetics. Researchers from the Gutenberg Health Study at the Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University... 4 days
ExCITe Center releases first national study of K-12 education makerspaces
PHYS.ORG Drexel University's ExCITe Center released Making Culture, the first in-depth examination of K-12 education makerspaces nationwide, revealing the significance of cultural aspects of making that enable learning. The... 4 days
A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists at the... 4 days
New type of photosynthesis discovered
PHYS.ORG The discovery changes our understanding of the basic mechanism of photosynthesis and should rewrite the textbooks. 4 days
Lab creates conductive 3-d carbon blocks that can be shaped for applications
PHYS.ORG Rice University scientists have developed a simple way to produce conductive, three-dimensional objects made of graphene foam. 4 days
Flying spiders sense meteorological conditions, use nanoscale fibers to float on the wind
PHYS.ORG Spiders take flight on the smallest of breezes by first sensing the wind, and then spinning out dozens of nanoscale fibers up... 5 days
DNA 'fossils' in fish, amphibians, and reptiles reveal deep diversity of retroviruses
PHYS.ORG Retroviruses, a broad category of viruses that infect humans and other vertebrates, have much greater diversity than previously thought, according to new research presented... 5 days
Climate change means fish are moving faster than fishing rules, study says
PHYS.ORG Climate change is forcing fish species to shift their habitats faster than the world's system for allocating fish stocks, exacerbating international fisheries conflicts, according... 5 days
Higher circulating vitamin D levels linked with lower colorectal cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL A new study authored by scientists from the American Cancer Society, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and more... 5 days
Black + white = Not white: Understanding how multiracial individuals are categorized
PHYS.ORG How you perceive someone who is multiracial matters. Historically, the answer to that question for someone who was black-white multiracial had repercussions for who... 5 days
Long suspected theory about the moon holds water
PHYS.ORG A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, has discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a... 5 days
One black hole or two? Dust clouds can explain puzzling features of active galactic nuclei
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), believe clouds of dust, rather than twin black holes,... 5 days
Realization of high-performance magnetic sensors due to magnetic vortex structures
PHYS.ORG Magnetic sensors play a key role in a variety of applications, such as speed and position sensing in the automotive industry or in biomedical applications. Within the framework... 5 days
Plants open their pores and scientists strike gold
PHYS.ORG Plants containing the element gold are already widely known. The flowering perennial plant alfafa, for example, has been cultivated by scientists to contain pure gold in its plant tissue. Now researchers from... 5 days
Researchers find enzyme responsible for aircraft noise-related vascular damage
NEWS MEDICAL In a recent study, scientists at the Department of Cardiology at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have identified an enzyme responsible for aircraft-related vascular damage. 5 days
A tango with tangled polymers
PHYS.ORG While statisticians are driven by real-world problems, U of S mathematics professor Chris Soteros is motivated by the more esoteric behaviour of long-chain molecules, such as polymers and DNA, and the mathematical problems they pose. 5 days
Scientific sleuthing for reproducible results
PHYS.ORG Researchers found traces of foreign, non-human genetic material in human blood samples. It turned out that it was not a groundbreaking scientific discovery, but mostly the result of contaminated laboratory materials. Scientists led by Associate Prof. Paul Wilmes... 5 days
Zinc plays vital role in animal and human fertility, can help scientists quickly diagnose infertility
PHYS.ORG Infertility affects about 20 percent of the U.S. population and can be incredibly costly; it also costs the... 5 days
Dancing with giants: dynamics of dwarf satellite galaxies
PHYS.ORG Dwarf satellite galaxies in the Milky Way perform different dances than researchers initially expected. Marius Cautun from Durham University received a Marie Curie grant to unravel the mysteries of this orbital dance.... 5 days
Antarctic fungi found to be effective against citrus canker
PHYS.ORG A research team at the São Paulo State University's Bioscience Institute (IB-UNESP) in Rio Claro, Brazil, has identified 29 fungi with proven action against Xanthomonas citri, a bacterium responsible for... 5 days
New chemical solution could reduce chances of infection associated with root canal work
NEWS MEDICAL A new chemical solution jointly developed by the University of Adelaide's Dental School and Australian company Dentalife could radically reduce the chance... 5 days
Team develops novel micro-embossing equipment for precision optical microstructures
PHYS.ORG The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel micro-embossing device for manufacturing precision glass lenses with high image quality. The lenses have the resolution required for state-of-the-art optical... 5 days
Indoor positioning using a wireless network
PHYS.ORG Scientists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania, have developed an innovative method for indoor positioning of people and things using wireless network. It localises a human being or an object within an accuracy of one... 5 days
New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
Purdue phoneme project creates new haptic communications future
Odors are perceived the same way by hunter-gatherers and Westerners
Researchers describe abundant marine life at the 'White Shark Café'
Researchers study lanternfly's potential to harm grapevines
A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
Tiny optical sensors open door to developing wearable device for medical diagnosis
A Liberal accent: Linguistics team documents language changes in southwest Kansas
Human encouragement might influence how dogs solve problems