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spacecom reports lull in talks with chinese buyer Spacecom reports lull in talks with Chinese buyer
SPACE NEWS Israeli satellite operator Spacecom says efforts to sell itself to a Chinese company have stalled in recent weeks, but the... 2 hours
here s looking at you tethys Here's Looking at You, Tethys
ASTRO WATCH Tethys, one of Saturn's larger icy moons, vaguely resembles an eyeball staring off into space in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The resemblance is due... 3 hours
can the donut shaped magnet cappuccino submarine hunt for dark matter Can the Donut-Shaped Magnet 'CAPPuccino Submarine' Hunt for Dark Matter?
ASTRO WATCH Scientists at the Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research (CAPP), within the Institute for Basic... 3 hours
experiment resolves mystery about wind flows on jupiter Experiment Resolves Mystery About Wind Flows on Jupiter
ASTRO WATCH Jupiter’s colorful, swirling winds known as “jets” have long puzzled astronomers. One mystery has been whether the jets exist only... 2 hours
Siamogale melilutra: Giant Otter Fossils Reveal New Species
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of paleontologists has identified a new species of giant otter that lived in what is now China... 2 hours
Fukushima residents exposed to far less radiation than thought
Science Magazine Citywide monitoring project suggests some citizens received just one-quarter of the expected dose 3 hours
Increasing energy efficiency of metal-air batteries
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have introduced a new way to increase energy efficiency of metal-air batteries. 2 hours
80-million-year-old dinosaur collagen confirmed
SCIENCE DAILY Utilizing the most rigorous testing methods to date, researchers have isolated additional collagen peptides from an 80-million-year-old Brachylophosaurus. 3 hours
Baby dinosaurs took three to six months to hatch
SCIENCE-NEWS Growth lines on teeth indicate a surprisingly long incubation period. 3 hours
Facing ‘doomsday’ scenario, scientists consider fleeing Brazil
Science Magazine In Rio de Janeiro state, grants go unpaid as government raids science agency coffers 1 hour
Catalyst adds fluorine-containing groups to make new compounds
PHYS.ORG Drugs that contain one or more fluorine atoms tend to be more stable, more powerful, and easier for the body to absorb. For those reasons, drug developers would like to be able... 2 hours
Trees supplement income for rural farmers in Africa
PHYS.ORG Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A University of Illinois study shows trees on farms... 2 hours
Wasps, ants, and Ani DiFranco
PHYS.ORG A University of California, Riverside graduate student has discovered several news species of wasps, including one that she named after musician Ani DiFranco. 2 hours
80-million-year-old dinosaur collagen confirmed
PHYS.ORG Utilizing the most rigorous testing methods to date, researchers from North Carolina State University have isolated additional collagen peptides from an 80-million-year-old Brachylophosaurus. The work lends further support to the idea that organic molecules can persist in specimens tens of... 2 hours
Jet lag puts baseball players off their game
Science Magazine Travel across multiple time zones hurts even teams returning home 46 minutes
Physicists uncover clues to mechanism behind magnetic reconnection
PHYS.ORG Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has published a paper showing that magnetic reconnection—the process in which magnetic field lines snap together and... 54 minutes
Scientists create first stable semisynthetic organism
PHYS.ORG Life's genetic code has only ever contained four natural bases. These bases pair up to form two "base pairs"—the rungs of the DNA ladder—and they have simply been rearranged to create bacteria and butterflies, penguins and... 54 minutes
'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head
PHYS.ORG President Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections. 54 minutes
Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse
PHYS.ORG Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, archaeologists have developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light on patterns leading up to the two major collapses of... 54 minutes
New study shows outcomes after obesity surgery in teenagers
NEWS MEDICAL Obesity surgery has proven to be just as effective for teenagers as for adults. Five years on, those who underwent the procedure as teenagers weighed, on average, 28 percent less... 1 hour
Synthetic nanoparticles achieve the complexity of protein molecules
PHYS.ORG Chemists at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity, hierarchy and accuracy as their natural counterparts - biomolecules. The study, published in Science,... 2 hours
Tumor-suppressing protein actually promotes cancer
SCIENCE DAILY The protein PHLDB3, thought to be a potential tumor suppressor, actually allows cancer cells to thrive in pancreatic, prostate, colon, breast, lung, and other common cancers, researchers have found. The discovery could explain how cancer is able to... 2 hours
Lab charts the anatomy of three molecular channels
SCIENCE DAILY By determining the three-dimensional structures of these molecules down to the level of atoms, the researchers have unlocked key details as to how they function in the body. 2 hours
Online media use shows strong genetic influence
SCIENCE DAILY Online media use such as social networking and gaming could be strongly influenced by our genes, according to a new study. 3 hours
Arctic melt ponds form when meltwater clogs ice pores
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers, including a mathematician, has determined how Arctic melt ponds form, solving a paradoxical mystery of how a pool of water actually sits atop highly porous ice. 3 hours
Bioinvasion is jeopardizing Mediterranean marine communities
SCIENCE DAILY Non-indigenous species are harming indigenous species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea, impairing potentially exploitable marine resources and raising concern about human health issues, according to a new study. 3 hours
A gene's journey from covert to celebrated
SCIENCE DAILY Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers. 3 hours
Immune Defense Without Collateral Damage
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have clarified the role of the enzyme MPO. In fighting infections, this enzyme, which gives pus its greenish color, produces a highly aggressive acid that can kill pathogens without damaging the surrounding tissue. The findings may provide... 3 hours
Wildlife-snaring crisis in Asian forests
PHYS.ORG A very important article co-authored by WCS scientist Tony Lynam has been published in this week's Science about a crisis emerging in Asia from snaring, which is wiping out wildlife in unprecedented numbers. 54 minutes
Dwarf galaxies shed light on dark matter
PHYS.ORG The first sighting of clustered dwarf galaxies bolsters a leading theory about how big galaxies such as our Milky Way are formed, and how dark matter binds them, researchers said Monday. 54 minutes
Sharks gather off Israel in pilgrimage to warm waters
PHYS.ORG Sharks have gathered off a coastal electricity plant in northern Israel where the Mediterranean waters are warmer, prompting authorities on Monday to warn people to keep away. 54 minutes
Arctic melt ponds form when meltwater clogs ice pores
PHYS.ORG When spring comes to the Arctic, the breakup of the cold winter ice sheets starts at the surface with the formation of melt ponds. These pools of melted snow and... 54 minutes
New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways
PHYS.ORG Cornell University engineers have developed a new technique to test for a wide range of micropollutants in lakes, rivers and other potable water sources that vastly outperforms conventional methods. 54 minutes
Not just funny: Satirical news has serious political effects
PHYS.ORG Satirical news programs, often dismissed as mere entertainment, have real political effects on the people who watch them, new research suggests. 54 minutes
Hidden Heart Risks? Masked Hypertension May Affect 17 Million
LIVE SCIENCE Nearly one in eight Americans who think that they have normal blood pressure may have a type of high blood pressure that doesn't show up at the doctor's office, a... 55 minutes
A ban on screens in bedrooms may save kids’ sleep
SCIENCE-NEWS Screens are associated with worse sleep in kids, and not just because of their lights and noises. 1 hour
New findings on carbon cycle feed climate research
PHYS.ORG A Florida State University researcher is taking a deep dive into the carbon cycle and investigating how carbon moves from the ocean surface to greater depths and then remains there for hundreds... 2 hours
Research describes missing step in how cells move their cargo
PHYS.ORG Every time a hormone is released from a cell, every time a neurotransmitter leaps across a synapse to relay a message from one neuron to another, the cell... 2 hours
Researchers identify receptor that has key role in umami or amino acid taste in insects
PHYS.ORG Insects, like mammals including humans, sort chemicals by taste into a few categories and use this information to... 2 hours
HISTORY Vault: Rome: Rise and Fall
HISTORY From powerful generals to corrupt leaders to the conquest of far-off lands, find out how Rome built—and lost—an empire in this week’s featured collection, Rome: Rise and Fall. 2 hours
Energy-efficient design
MIT MIT researchers are helping architects optimize both design and energy efficiency. 2 hours
Researchers evaluate use of regenerative human umbilical cord for in-utero spina bifida repair
NEWS MEDICAL In a study to be presented Saturday, Jan. 28, in the oral concurrent session at 8:45 a.m. PST, at the Society for... 3 hours
Study focuses on reduction of maternal morbidity from hemorrhage using perinatal collaborative
NEWS MEDICAL In a study to be presented Friday, Jan. 27, in the oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's... 3 hours
President Trump and science: Ten things to look for (and fear?)
Science Magazine U.S. scientists wait anxiously for the new administration to flesh out its policies 3 hours
Research targets cookstove pollution using supercomputers and NASA satellites
PHYS.ORG New air quality research is investigating a major, but often overlooked contributor to outdoor pollution and climate: burning of solid fuel for cooking and heating. 3 hours
Blacks experience more family member deaths than whites, on average: study
PHYS.ORG African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience the loss of a parent during childhood and more likely to be exposed to multiple family member deaths... 3 hours
Earth from Space: New 'Blue Marble' Photo Is Jaw-Dropping
LIVE SCIENCE A new weather satellite is sharing high-definition images from the heavens. 3 hours
Astronomers to Search for Alien Life at Nearby 'Habitable' Exoplanet
LIVE SCIENCE The Wolf 1061 star system is only 14 light-years away and a team of astronomers are doing the groundwork to begin looking for signs of extraterrestrial biology in... 3 hours
Huge Under-Ice Valleys Are Melting Antarctic Glaciers from Below
LIVE SCIENCE The so-called oceanic troughs expose the glaciers to warm water from the surrounding oceans. 3 hours
Google Lunar X-Prize: The Private Moon Race Teams (Images)
SPACE.COM Five teams are still competing in a $30 million private race to the moon. 38 minutes
Travel the Solar System with New PBS Programs This Year
SPACE.COM PBS plans to air at least three unique space-related programs this year, the network announced on Sunday. The shows spotlight August's solar eclipse that will sweep across the... 38 minutes
President Trump and science: 10 things to look for (and fear?)
Science Magazine U.S. scientists wait anxiously for the new administration to flesh out its policies 46 minutes
From tiny phytoplankton to massive tuna: How climate change will affect energy flows in ocean ecosystems
PHYS.ORG Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species.... 54 minutes
US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds take data
PHYS.ORG The U.S. Justice Department wants a judge to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft and keep a law that prohibits technology companies from telling customers when... 54 minutes
Sale of core Yahoo assets to Verizon delayed
PHYS.ORG Yahoo said Monday that the closing of a $4.8 billion deal to sell its core internet assets to US telecom titan Verizon has been delayed several months. 54 minutes
iPhone assembler Foxconn may invest $7B in US display plant
PHYS.ORG Foxconn, a major assembler of iPhones and other electronics, may invest $7 billion in a plant for manufacturing display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs... 54 minutes
New metamaterial can switch from hard to soft—and back again
PHYS.ORG When a material is made, you typically cannot change whether that material is hard or soft. But a group of University of Michigan researchers have developed a new... 54 minutes
Using simulation tools to optimize soft robotic systems
PHYS.ORG Simulation is a valuable tool to improve the energy efficiency of machines and it is now being used to analyze and optimize soft robotic systems to increase their utility, as described in... 54 minutes
New steps in the meiosis chromosome dance
PHYS.ORG Where would we be without meiosis and recombination? For a start, none of us sexually reproducing organisms would be here, because that's how sperm and eggs are made. And when meiosis doesn't work properly,... 54 minutes
Scientists find advanced geometry no secret to prehistoric architects in US Southwest
PHYS.ORG Imagine you are about to plan and construct a building that involves several complicated geometrical shapes, but you aren't allowed to write down any... 54 minutes
Study identifies early signs of heart changes for women with preeclampsia
NEWS MEDICAL In a study to be presented Friday, Jan. 27, in the oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting,... 1 hour
Researchers discover mutation hotspots that act like backseat drivers for breast cancer development
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered 'hotspots' of mutations in breast cancer genomes, where mutations thought to be inactive... 1 hour
Serum microRNAs could serve as promising biomarkers for monitoring progression of MS
NEWS MEDICAL MicroRNAs are small RNA molecules that influence basic cellular processes and have been proposed as biomarkers for the diagnosis, progression and treatment of multiple... 1 hour
Lab charts the anatomy of three molecular channels
PHYS.ORG Using a state-of-the-art imaging technology in which molecules are deep frozen, scientists in Roderick MacKinnon's lab at Rockefeller University have reconstructed in unprecedented detail the three-dimensional architecture of three channels that provide... 2 hours
Scientists spin artificial silk from whey protein
PHYS.ORG A Swedish-German team of researchers has cleared up a key process for the artificial production of silk. With the help of the intense X-rays from DESY's research light source PETRA III, the scientists could... 2 hours
Beer Recall: Sierra Nevada Pulls Bottles Due to Chipped Glass Risk
LIVE SCIENCE Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is recalling some of its bottled beer sold in 36 states due to a potential risk of injury from the bottles. 2 hours
Accio Crab! Newfound Crab Honors Harry Potter and Professor Snape
LIVE SCIENCE A newfound crab named after "Harry Potter" wizards may not be magical, but its discovery is certainly enchanting. 2 hours
Fetal genomic sequencing could enhance detection rate of genetic findings, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL In a study to be presented Thursday, Jan. 26, in the oral plenary session at 8 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's... 2 hours
New stem cell method could lead to powerful treatments for skeletal system injuries
NEWS MEDICAL A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has developed a new method of repairing injured bone using stem cells from human bone marrow... 2 hours
BUSM researchers move one step closer to understanding brain changes linked to PTSD
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System are one step closer to understanding the specific nature... 2 hours
Aluminum cookware made from scrap metal poses serious and unrecognized health risk
NEWS MEDICAL Aluminum cookware made from scrap metal in countries around the world poses a serious and previously unrecognized health risk to millions of people according... 2 hours
Earth from Space: The Amazing Photos by the GOES-16 Satellite
SPACE.COM The first photos of Earth from space by the NOAA/NASA GOES-16 satellite are simply spectacular. Take a look at the images in our full gallery here. 2 hours
Satellite's 1st Views of Earth (and Moon) Are Jaw-Dropping
SPACE.COM A new weather-tracking satellite has beamed back its first images of Earth from orbit, and the view is amazing! 2 hours
Photos: Stunning Images of Earth from GOES-16 Weather Satellite
LIVE SCIENCE See these incredible images captured by NOAA's GOES-16 satellite. 2 hours
Researchers find tumor-suppressing protein actually promotes cancer
SCIENCE DAILY The protein PHLDB3, thought to be a potential tumor suppressor, actually allows cancer cells to thrive in pancreatic, prostate, colon, breast, lung, and other common cancers, researchers have found. The discovery could explain how... 3 hours
Spanish scientists create a 3-D bioprinter to print human skin
New ancient otter species among largest ever found
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