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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
‘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. 8 hours
Extinction risk for many species vastly underestimated, study suggests
PHYS.ORG A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought. A team of researchers, however, believe they've... 9 hours
A more than 100% quantum step toward producing hydrogen fuel
SCIENCE DAILY Efforts to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels are advancing on various significant fronts. Initiatives include research focused on more efficient production of gaseous hydrogen fuel by using... 9 hours
The evolution of dog breeds now mapped
SCIENCE DAILY When people migrate, Canis familiaris travels with them. Piecing together the details of those migrations has proved difficult because the clues are scattered across the genomes of hundreds of dog breeds. However, in a... 10 hours
Researchers map the evolution of dog breeds
PHYS.ORG When people migrate, Canis familiaris travels with them. Piecing together the details of those migrations has proved difficult because the clues are scattered across the genomes of hundreds of dog breeds. However, in a... 11 hours
Team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history
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Lull in Mars' giant impact history
SCIENCE DAILY From the earliest days of our solar system's history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment history of Mars, scientists have discovered a 400-million-year... 13 hours
Venus' hair found growing on the surface of underwater volcano after eruption
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Spain and Italy studying the aftermath of the eruption of the Tagoro underwater volcano in... 13 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
Research suggests climate change likely to cause significant shift in Grand Canyon vegetation
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Extinct Toothy Carnivore Named After Egyptian God of the Underworld
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Lack of Oxygen Not a Showstopper For Life
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Differing hormone profiles shape human social hierarchies, say psychology researchers
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Humans threaten crucial 'fossil' groundwater: study
PHYS.ORG Human activity risks contaminating pristine water locked underground for millennia and long thought impervious to pollution, said a study on Tuesday that warned of a looming threat to the crucial resource. 20 hours
Hormone-influenced social strategies shape human social hierarchy, study shows
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Earliest Fungus-Like Fossils Date Back 2.4 Billion Years
LIVE SCIENCE The fossils are 2 billion years older than previous finds and could dramatically alter the timeline of the emergence of life on Earth. 1 day
Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: study
PHYS.ORG Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor... 1 day
What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones. The discovery sparks hopes for new insights about evolution and environmental change and could even offer useful clues for drug discovery... 1 day
What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?
PHYS.ORG DNA might get all the attention, but proteins do the work. The recent confirmation that it is possible to extract proteins—which are encoded by DNA and perform all of the functions that keep living... 2 days
An intimate look at the mechanics of dolphin sex
SCIENCE DAILY Using CT scans, researchers visualize the internal dynamics of sexual intercourse in marine mammals. The research sheds light on evolutionary forces and has practical applications for conservation efforts. 2 days
Photosynthesis in the dark? Unraveling the mystery of algae evolution
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Photosynthesis in the dark? Unraveling the mystery of algae evolution
PHYS.ORG Scientists have long studied which of the three primary photosynthetic eukaryotes (red algae, green algae, and glaucophytes) has come into existence first to unravel the biological mystery of... 2 days
Totally bizarre facts about the star-nosed mole
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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
Atomic-level motion may drive bacteria's ability to evade immune system defenses
SCIENCE DAILY A study has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how these microorganisms function... 4 days
Atomic-level motion may drive bacteria's ability to evade immune system defenses
PHYS.ORG A study from Indiana University has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how... 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
Smaller cities offer different insights into sex work
PHYS.ORG Treena Orchard believes the size of the city should not matter for sex workers seeking a safer, healthier environment. And now, after wrapping her most recent study, the Health Studies professor hopes... 5 days
Review highlights why animals have evolved to favor one side of the brain
MNT Most left-handers can rattle off a list of their eminent comrades-in-arms: Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, and Barack Obama, just to name three,... 5 days
Genetic evidence points to nocturnal early mammals
SCIENCE DAILY New genetic evidence suggesting that early mammals had good night-time vision adds to fossil and behavioral studies indicating that early mammals were nocturnal. 5 days
Podcast: When good lions go bad, listening to meteor crashes, and how humans learn to change the world
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Early animal fossils at risk
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Quantitative 3D evolution of colloidal nanoparticle oxidation in solution
Science Magazine Real-time tracking of the three-dimensional (3D) evolution of colloidal nanoparticles in solution is essential for understanding complex mechanisms involved in nanoparticle growth and transformation. We used time-resolved small-angle and wide-angle... 5 days
Bulldozers threaten what may be the world’s oldest animal fossils
Science Magazine Mining operation may pulverize 600-million-year-old fossils of tiny animals and embryos 6 days
These amazing creative animals show why humans are the most innovative species of all
PHYS.ORG Of all the many millions of species on the planet, only humans have sequenced genomes, invented smart phones and composed... 6 days
Genetic evidence suggests that early mammals had good night-time vision, suggests they were nocturnal
PHYS.ORG Our earliest mammalian ancestors likely skulked through the dark, using their powerful night-time vision to find food and avoid reptilian... 6 days
Sea Scorpions Used Striking ‘Weapon’ to Dispatch Prey, Paleontologists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM Eurypterids, better known as sea scorpions, used their serrated-spine-tipped tails to dispatch their prey, according to... 6 days
Endangered Galapagos tortoises saved from suspected traffickers
PHYS.ORG Nearly three dozen Galapagos tortoises considered vulnerable to extinction will return to Ecuador after being rescued in Peru from alleged traffickers, the Galapagos National Park said. 6 days
Facts About Tasmanian Tigers
LIVE SCIENCE The Tasmanian tiger was the world's largest carnivorous marsupial. Recent unconfirmed sightings have spurred searches for this animal that was presumed extinct over 80 years ago. 6 days
Birds vs. bees: Study helps explain how flowers evolved to get pollinators to specialize
SCIENCE DAILY Ecologists who study flowering plants have long believed that flowers evolved with particular sets of characteristics to attract specific pollinators.... 6 days
Why animals have evolved to favor one side of the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Most left-handers can rattle off a list of their eminent comrades-in-arms: Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, and Barack Obama, just to name three, but they may want... 6 days
Review highlights why animals have evolved to favor one side of the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Most left-handers can rattle off a list of their eminent comrades-in-arms: Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, and Barack Obama, just to name three,... 6 days
Designer interphases for the lithium-oxygen electrochemical cell
Science Magazine An electrochemical cell based on the reversible oxygen reduction reaction: 2Li+ + 2e– + O2 Li2O2, provides among the most energy dense platforms for portable electrical energy storage. Such Lithium-Oxygen (Li-O2) cells offer specific... 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
Birds vs. bees: Study helps explain how flowers evolved to get pollinators to specialize
PHYS.ORG Ecologists who study flowering plants have long believed that flowers evolved with particular sets of characteristics—unique combinations of colors, shapes,... 6 days
Venomous fish have evolved many ways to inflict pain
SCIENCE-NEWS Fish venom shows great diversity and is being studied to treat pain, cancer and other diseases. 7 days
Evolution of cooperation through longer memory
SCIENCE DAILY When we make a decision about whether or not to cooperate with someone, we usually base our decision on past experiences. However, when analyzing strategies for repeated dilemmas, modeling long-term memory in cooperative strategies quickly becomes... 7 days
Evolution of cooperation through longer memory
PHYS.ORG When we make a decision about whether or not to cooperate with someone, we usually base our decision on past experiences—how has this person behaved in the past?—and on future reciprocity—will they return the favor?—and weigh... 7 days
Bears breed across species borders
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have sequenced the entire genomes of four bear species, making it now possible to analyze the evolutionary history of all bears at the genome level. It shows that gene flow, or gene exchange, between species by extensive... 7 days
How English-style drizzle killed the Ice Age's giants
PHYS.ORG Wet weather at the end of the last ice age appears to have helped drive the ecosystems of large grazing animals, such as mammoths and giant sloths, extinct across vast swathes of... 7 days
Bears breed across species borders
PHYS.ORG Senckenberg scientists have sequenced the entire genomes of four bear species, making it now possible to analyze the evolutionary history of all bears at the genome level. It shows that gene flow, or gene exchange, between species by... 7 days
Ultraviolet spectroscopic evolution of a tidal disruption event investigated by astronomers
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers led by Jonathan S. Brown of the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, has studied the ultraviolet spectroscopic evolution of a... 7 days
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO Jim Crutchfield wants to teach a machine to "see" in a new way, discovering patterns that evolve over time instead of recognizing patterns based on a stored template. 7 days
Research unlocks molecular key to animal evolution and disease
PHYS.ORG The dawn of the Animal Kingdom began with a collagen scaffold that enabled the organization of cells into tissues. 7 days
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Pattern discovery over pattern recognition—new way for computers to see
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