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US science agency: Selfies with seal pups a no-no
PHYS.ORG U.S. officials are warning people not to take selfies with seals, no matter how tempting. 11 hours
Construction begins on the world's first super telescope
PHYS.ORG Scientists are a step closer to understanding the inner-workings of the universe following the laying of the first stone, and construction starting on the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. 11 hours
Marine species distribution shifts will continue under ocean warming
PHYS.ORG Scientists using a high-resolution global climate model and historical observations of species distributions on the Northeast U.S. Shelf have found that commercially important species will continue to shift their distribution... 11 hours
'Tiny clocks' crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes
PHYS.ORG Almost two billion years ago, a 10-kilometre-wide chunk of space slammed down into rock near what is now the city of Sudbury. Now, scientists from Western University and the University of Portsmouth are marrying... 14 hours
Canadian accused in Yahoo hack to appeal bail denial
PHYS.ORG A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails says he'll appeal a judge's decision to deny him bail. 14 hours
Camera on NASA's Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hit
PHYS.ORG On Oct. 13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of... 14 hours
conch shells spill the secret to their toughness Conch shells spill the secret to their toughness
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The shells of marine organisms take a beating from impacts due to storms and tides, rocky shores, and sharp-toothed predators. But as recent research has demonstrated, one type of shell stands out... 14 hours
G7 demands internet giants crack down on extremist content
PHYS.ORG The G7 nations on Friday demanded action from internet providers and social media firms against extremist content online, vowing to step up their fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack. 15 hours
Study finds Congo's miners often resort to hunting wildlife for food
PHYS.ORG A new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has revealed how mining for valuable minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a major driving... 15 hours
Fungal enzymes team up to more efficiently break down cellulose
PHYS.ORG One of the biggest barriers in the commercial production of sustainable biofuels is to cost-effectively break down the bioenergy crops into sugars that can then be converted into... 16 hours
Why communication is vital—even among plants and funghi
PHYS.ORG Plant scientists at the University of Cambridge have found a plant protein indispensable for communication early in the formation of symbiosis - the mutually beneficial relationship between plants and fungi. Symbiosis significantly... 16 hours
Fractious politics leads 'Far Cry' video game to US
PHYS.ORG The latest edition of the blockbuster shooter video game "Far Cry" plays out on US soil, inspired by angry political divides and intense isolationist passions in rural America. 16 hours
French designer shows off DIY robot in public for first time
PHYS.ORG A French designer has shown his humanoid DIY robot to the public for the first time. 16 hours
Oh baby! DC zoo officials hoping to get panda pregnant
PHYS.ORG Zoo officials in Washington are hoping to get panda mom Mei Xiang pregnant—again. 16 hours
A 3-D look at the 2015 El Nino
PHYS.ORG El Niño is a recurring climate pattern characterized by warmer than usual ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. Two back-to-back 3-D visualizations track the changes in ocean temperatures and currents, respectively, throughout... 16 hours
High levels of PFOA found in mid-Ohio River Valley residents from 1991 to 2013
PHYS.ORG New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) reveals that residents of the Mid-Ohio River Valley (from Evansville, Indiana, north... 16 hours
Venetian physician had a key role in shaping early modern chemistry
PHYS.ORG Newly discovered notes show for the first time the Venetian doctor who invented the thermometer and helped lay the foundations for modern medical treatment also played... 16 hours
Research develops world's highest gain high-power laser amplifier
PHYS.ORG The world's highest gain high power laser amplifier - by many orders of magnitude - has been developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde. 16 hours
New GBP3.5 million microscope and ion accelerator now operational
PHYS.ORG The completion of a £3.5 million research facility means that the University of Huddersfield is established as one of Europe's leading centres for the use of ion beams as a... 16 hours
tornado spawning eastern us storms examined by gpm satellite Tornado spawning Eastern US storms examined by GPM satellite
PHYS.ORG VIDEO On Wednesday May 24, 2017 severe weather affected a large area of the eastern United States. That's when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the... 16 hours
Laptops and tablets in the classroom: How to integrate electronic devices in the university
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Seville have published the study "To take or not to take the laptop or tablet... 16 hours
SDO sees partial eclipse in space
PHYS.ORG On May 25, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, saw a partial solar eclipse in space when it caught the moon passing in front of the sun. The lunar transit lasted almost an hour, between... 16 hours
No green light for latest traffic light app following expert evaluation
PHYS.ORG FROM sat-nav to automated parking and collision avoidance systems - cars are equipped with an increasing array of electronic aids designed to reduce the scope for... 16 hours
Darwin was right: Females prefer sex with good listeners
PHYS.ORG Almost 150 years after Charles Darwin first proposed a little-known prediction from his theory of sexual selection, researchers have found that male moths with larger antennae are better at detecting... 16 hours
Coroners unable to agree on what caused a person's death
PHYS.ORG A former top detective turned University of Huddersfield researcher has published his findings that coroners in England and Wales are seemingly unable to agree on what caused a... 16 hours
The high cost of communication among social bees
PHYS.ORG (—Eusocial insects are predominantly dependent on chemosensory communication to coordinate social organization and define group membership. As the social complexity of a species increases, individual members require a greater diversity of signals.... 18 hours
Avideh Zakhor: The brains behind Google Earth and Street View
PHYS.ORG For one of Silicon Valley's most important inventions, we can thank Avideh Zakhor, creator of the technology that brought us Google Earth and Street View. 18 hours
Three teams find a way to measure frequencies with far better precision than previous techniques
PHYS.ORG (—Three teams working independently have found a nearly identical way to boost the resolution of quantum magnetic sensors,... 19 hours
Minimizing the risk of electric shock around pools and lakes
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A danger that you can't see or hear—electric shock in water—can easily go undetected. Electricity is deadly and often discovered only after it is too late. 19 hours
the problem of treating play like work how esports can harm well being The problem of treating play like work – how esports can harm well-being
PHYS.ORG VIDEO We are mid-way through the annual esports calendar and South Korean team SK Telecom 1 recently scored a resounding victory at the... 19 hours
Study examines role of business angels during periods of austerity
PHYS.ORG Government support for 'business angels' is essential even in times of austerity, according to research involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) and University of Glasgow. 19 hours
Atmospheric carbon dioxide causing global greening making some areas warmer and some colder
PHYS.ORG (—A small team of researchers with the Directorate for Sustainable Resources in Italy and Ghent University in Belgium has found evidence that... 19 hours
Dog DNA influences face shape
PHYS.ORG A study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes such as those seen in pugs and bulldogs. 19 hours
How do the chemicals in sunscreen protect our skin from damage?
PHYS.ORG Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a "good base tan." She used... 20 hours
Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In 1904, Lizzie Magie patented "The Landlord's Game," a board game about property ownership, with the specific goal of teaching players about how a system of... 20 hours
has everest s famous hillary step really collapsed here s the science Has Everest's famous Hillary Step really collapsed? Here's the science
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The Hillary Step, a rocky outcrop at 8,770m, just beneath the summit of Everest (8,850m), has finally succumbed to gravity and partially collapsed. At least it has according... 20 hours
Self-healing catalyst films for hydrogen production
PHYS.ORG Chemists at the Centre for Electrochemical Sciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a catalyst with self-healing properties. Under the challenging conditions of water electrolysis for hydrogen production, the catalyst material regenerates itself, as long as the... 20 hours
Study on Central American gangs finds rehabilitation possible
PHYS.ORG "Life in the gang is a miserable life. One starves, cries alone and still can't leave. Anywhere one goes, one can be killed." – Gang member in El Salvador. 20 hours
Modifying cell wall can increase bacterial lipids
PHYS.ORG If you want to create sustainable biofuels from less and for less, you've got a range of options. And one of those options is to go microbial, enlisting the help of tiny but powerful... 20 hours
Taiwan's 'forest bus' charms passengers
PHYS.ORG With moss-covered seats and an explosion of lush plants and flowers throughout its interior the "forest bus" offers a fragrant leafy ride for passengers used to crammed public transport in Taiwan's capital. 20 hours
Pregnant rays and babies pay a price after 'catch and release' from fishing trawlers
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Rays are among the species most vulnerable to overfishing and are often caught incidentally in commercial trawlers and released as... 20 hours
the mystery of quantum computers The mystery of quantum computers
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Our computers, even the fastest ones, seem unable to withstand the needs of the enormous quantity of data produced in our technological society. That's why scientists are working on computers using quantum physics, or quantum computers, which promise to... 20 hours
Researchers successfully synthesize cancer agent thapsigargin
PHYS.ORG Queen's University researchers have successfully synthesized the anticancer agent thapsigargin, which could now open the door to the creation of new cancer drugs. 20 hours
Changing our diet to save the planet
PHYS.ORG Global food consumption and production is seriously unbalanced. In the UK alone we threw away 4.4 million tonnes of "avoidable" food waste in 2015 – that is food that was edible before it was... 20 hours
Image: Sequence of Juno spacecraft's close approach to Jupiter
PHYS.ORG This sequence of enhanced-color images shows how quickly the viewing geometry changes for NASA's Juno spacecraft as it swoops by Jupiter. The images were obtained by JunoCam. 20 hours
Researchers break down plastic waste
PHYS.ORG What to do proteins and Kevlar have in common? Both feature long chain molecules that are strung together by amide bonds. These strong chemical bonds are also common to many other naturally occurring molecules as well as man-made... 20 hours
DNA research provides new hope for a bird on the brink
PHYS.ORG In a fresh bid to save the southern black-throated finch from extinction, researchers are turning to a novel analysis of DNA to help plot a path... 21 hours
Nitrogen fixation research could shed light on biological mystery
PHYS.ORG Inspired by a natural process found in certain bacteria, a team of Caltech researchers is inching closer to a new method for producing fertilizer that could some day hold benefits... 21 hours
New technique could increase success rate, life span of implantable devices
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A new technique being developed at Purdue University could provide patients who require implantable catheters in the treatment of neurological and other disorders with a reliable... 21 hours
Scientists are accidentally helping poachers drive rare species to extinction
PHYS.ORG If you open Google and start typing "Chinese cave gecko", the text will auto-populate to "Chinese cave gecko for sale" – just US$150, with delivery. This extremely rare species is... 21 hours
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Conch shells spill the secret to their toughness
Tornado spawning Eastern US storms examined by GPM satellite
Launch of space-debris-removal experiment delayed due to safety reviews
Minimizing the risk of electric shock around pools and lakes
The problem of treating play like work – how esports can harm well-being
Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions
Has Everest's famous Hillary Step really collapsed? Here's the science
Has Everest's famous Hillary Step really collapsed? Here's the science