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Female menstrual cycle in a dish
PHYS.ORG Northwestern Medicine has developed a miniature female reproductive tract that fits in the palm of your hand and could eventually change the future of research and treatment of diseases in women's reproductive organs. 24 minutes
Physics can predict wealth inequality
PHYS.ORG The 2016 election year highlighted the growing problem of wealth inequality and finding ways to help the people who are falling behind. This human urge of compassion isn't new, but the big question that remains to be addressed... 24 minutes
Understanding predictability and randomness by digging in the dirt
PHYS.ORG When tilling soil, the blade of the tillage tool cuts through the dirt, loosening it up in preparation for seeding. The dirt granules are pushed aside in a way that... 24 minutes
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie make landfall in Queensland
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall in Queensland bringing heavy rainfall, hurricane-force winds, rough seas, and flooding. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible look at the storm from space while... 24 minutes
Understanding how small organic ions stabilize gold nanoparticles may allow for better control
PHYS.ORG Expanding the potential of gold nanoparticles for a range of uses requires methods to stabilize the clusters and control their size. Researchers... 24 minutes
About time! Predicting midge seasonality key to reducing livestock diseases
PHYS.ORG Ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have led a study which informs optimal strategies for control of devastating midge-borne diseases like bluetongue and Schmallenberg... 24 minutes
World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists
PHYS.ORG The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living... 1 hour
Why don't Americans have a name for the color 'light blue?' Study finds unique color terms used in Japan, US
PHYS.ORG If a Japanese woman were to compliment a... 1 hour
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 hour
video how do we measure temperature Video: How do we measure temperature?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO We have a lot of confidence that we measure temperature accurately. But how do thermometers in the kitchen or doctor's office work? Thanks to the laws of thermodynamics, thermometers respond to heat moving from hot to... 1 hour
Tiny sensor lays groundwork for precision X-rays detection via endoscopy
PHYS.ORG Using a tiny device known as an optical antenna, researchers have created an X-ray sensor that is integrated onto the end of an optical fiber just a few... 1 hour
'Flying syringes' could detect emerging infectious diseases
PHYS.ORG Blood-sucking flies can act as 'flying syringes' to detect emerging infectious diseases in wild animals before they spread to humans, according to research published in the journal eLife. 1 hour
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 hour
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 hour
How does oxygen get into a fuel cell?
PHYS.ORG In order for a fuel cell to work, it needs an oxidizing agent. TU Wien has now found a way to explain why oxygen does not always enter fuel cells effectively, rendering... 1 hour
Sharing expert experimental knowledge to expedite design
PHYS.ORG A reference tool specific to metabolic engineering that optimizes processes to make cells produce useful substances gives researchers a common language and will facilitate novel designs. 1 hour
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 hour
To be or not to be ... An entrepreneur
PHYS.ORG Today, more and more self-employed business owners may call themselves entrepreneurs, a label that connotes creativity, innovation, and success. 1 hour
Information storage with a nanoscale twist
PHYS.ORG Swirling objects known as magnetic vortices and skyrmions can be miniaturized without sacrificing mobility, a KAUST-led international research team has found. These findings are relevant for future "race-track" memory technologies that feature massive densities of moveable... 2 hours
Uber pulls out of Denmark citing tougher cab standards
PHYS.ORG The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber said Tuesday it is shutting down its services in Denmark due to a proposed law that toughens standards for cabs. 2 hours
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... 2 hours
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... 2 hours
Design could save truck fuel with turbulence-cutting electric wind generators
PHYS.ORG For road vehicles, wind resistance increases fuel consumption. But one way to fight wind is with wind. Researchers in Sweden are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with... 2 hours
Researchers uncover secret of nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier
PHYS.ORG Using sunlight to drive chemical reactions, such as artificial photosynthesis, could soon become much more efficient thanks to nanomaterials. 2 hours
The ATLAS Experiment's quest for the lost arc
PHYS.ORG Nature has surprised physicists many times in history and certainly will do so again. Therefore, physicists have to keep an open mind when searching for phenomena beyond the Standard Model.  2 hours
Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features
PHYS.ORG Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let people's cameras "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text. 2 hours
Clarifying how lithium ions ferry around in rechargeable batteries
PHYS.ORG Although most of our electronic devices, like mobile phones, laptops and electric vehicles use lithium rechargeable batteries, what is going on inside them is not fully understood. Researchers from the... 2 hours
China's Tencent takes 5% stake in Tesla: SEC filing
PHYS.ORG China's giant Tencent Holdings has taken a five percent stake in the Tesla electric car company as it moves to ramp up production, according to an official filing Tuesday. 2 hours
Wild Thai tiger cub footage sparks hope for endangered species
PHYS.ORG Conservationists on Tuesday hailed the discovery of a new breeding population of tigers in Thailand as a "miraculous" victory for a sub-species nearly wiped out by poaching. 2 hours
Elon Musk hints at new brain-computer project
PHYS.ORG Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk hinted Tuesday that he is working on a new startup focusing on brain-computer interface, part of his vision to help humans keep up with machines. 2 hours
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. 2 hours
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,... 2 hours
Class pervades the way migrants are viewed in Britain
PHYS.ORG In a poll of 25 countries by Ipsos MORI published in March 2017, 33% of those interviewed in Britain said immigration was their biggest worry. Although more British people overall... 2 hours
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... 2 hours
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. 2 hours
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. 2 hours
New research shows immigration has only a minor effect on wages
PHYS.ORG Economic arguments against immigration often take two forms – immigrants either suppress the wages of workers, or immigration creates higher unemployment. But our research shows that... 2 hours
Countering fake news with contagions
PHYS.ORG Social media is a wonderful tool for sharing information quickly; But not surprisingly, some of that information is false and has played a role in the dissemination of conspiracy theories and fake news. 2 hours
How Australia's animals and plants are changing to keep up with the climate
PHYS.ORG Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing Australia's wildlife, plants and ecosystems, a point driven home by two consecutive years... 2 hours
How Facebook – the Wal-Mart of the internet – dismantled online subcultures
PHYS.ORG Before the internet, people interested in body modification – not just tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, but those drawn to more unusual practices like ear... 2 hours
Sidelining planners makes for poorer urban policy, and future generations will pay the price
PHYS.ORG Modern urban planning first came about to improve industrial cities that had become unsafe, unhealthy and essentially unliveable. However, new... 2 hours
Inflammation awakens sleepers
PHYS.ORG The inflammatory response that is supposed to ward off pathogens that cause intestinal disease makes this even worse. This is because special viruses integrate their genome into Salmonella, which further strengthens the pathogen. 2 hours
Cosmic collisions at the LHCb experiment
PHYS.ORG Last week at the 52nd Rencontres de Moriond EW in La Thuile, Italy, the LHCb experiment presented the results of an unprecedented and unusual study. Instead of the usual proton-proton collisions, this time the LHCb detector... 3 hours
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... 3 hours
Air could be the world's next battery
PHYS.ORG Wind and sun, two unpredictable resources, are becoming ever more important as sources of energy in Europe. This means that we face a growing need for energy storage facilities, because if energy cannot be... 3 hours
New outbursts detected in a peculiar, active dwarf nova MN Draconis
PHYS.ORG (—A team of astronomers led by Karolina Bąkowska of the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw, Poland, has discovered several new outbursts in a peculiar, active... 3 hours
A step toward making crops drought tolerant
PHYS.ORG QUT researchers are part of an international consortium of researchers whose work hopes to future-proof crops against the impacts of global climate change. 3 hours
The role of tiny RNA in genetic diversity
PHYS.ORG All species, from zebrafish to humans, possess a genetically diverse collection of traits that allow them to adapt to changing environments. Yet scientists do not fully understand how organisms reach a state... 3 hours
Neonicotinoid insecticides losing efficiency in potato psyllid control
PHYS.ORG The potato industry may be losing a mainstay in the battle against psyllids, according to a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. 3 hours
Ancient palace complex discovered in Mexican Valley of Oaxaca
PHYS.ORG (—A pair of archaeologists with the American Museum of Natural History has unearthed a palatial compound in El Palenque's plaza in the Oaxaca Valley in Mexico. In their paper published... 3 hours
In 30 years, can we sustainably meet the needs of 9.5 billion people?
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Virtual museum brings extinct species back to life
How will Brexit impact life sciences in Wales?
Ubiquitous marine organism co-evolved with other microbes, promoting more complex ecosystems
Trump recruits controversial Bush-era global health official
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Timing a space laser with a NASA-style stopwatch
When did humans settle down? The house mouse may have the answer
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35 years of chiptune's influence on electronic music
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