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Scientists have a new way to gauge the growth of nanowires
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have observed the formation of two kinds of defects in individual nanowires, which are smaller in diameter than a human hair. 2 hours
Deeper insight into viral infections
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new analysis technique that sheds more light on viral infections. They used the new method to demonstrate that virus-infected cells produce far more infection-related proteins and peptides than previously thought. 2 hours
Helium plays a 'nanny' role in forming chemical compounds under pressure
SCIENCE DAILY Helium, a noble gas, was long believed to be 'too aloof' to react with the other elements on the periodic table. Now, however, scientists have provided... 2 hours
Interstellar asteroid, 'Oumuamua, likely came from a binary star system
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds that 'Oumuamua, the rocky object identified as the first confirmed interstellar asteroid, very likely came from a binary star system. 2 hours
Tiny implants for cells are functional in vivo
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, an interdisciplinary team has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of living zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as cellular implants offers new potential... 2 hours
New research into letter-spacing could help improve children's reading
SCIENCE DAILY Increased letter spacing helps individuals read faster, but not due to visual processing, according to new research. 2 hours
Preventing hurricanes using air bubbles
SCIENCE DAILY Many people have tried to find ways of preventing hurricanes before they make landfall, resulting in the loss of human lives. Researchers believe that the answer lies in cold bubbles. 2 hours
Fasting diets reduce important risk factor for cardiovascular disease
SCIENCE DAILY Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets – reducing an important risk factor for... 2 hours
Siblings of cot death victims have four-fold cot death risk
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers say steps to avoid sibling deaths could be identified through autopsies and family screening. 3 hours
Heart can terminate atrial fibrillation itself after local gene therapy
SCIENCE DAILY The heart is capable of terminating arrhythmias itself after local gene therapy, potentially avoiding the need for patients to undergo painful electric shocks, according to a proof-of-concept study. 3 hours
Wives of many prostate cancer sufferers made ill or feel undermined by the disease
SCIENCE DAILY Many wives of advanced prostate cancer sufferers feel that their lives are being undermined by their husband’s illness, with nearly... 3 hours
Modified biomaterials self-assemble on temperature cues
SCIENCE DAILY Biomedical engineers have demonstrated a new approach to making self-assembled biomaterials that relies on protein modifications and temperature. The hybrid approach allows researchers to control self-assembly more precisely, which may prove useful for a variety of... 3 hours
Don't blame adolescent social behavior on hormones
SCIENCE DAILY Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to the results of a newly published study. 3 hours
'New life form' answers question about evolution of cells
SCIENCE DAILY Bacteria and Archaea must have evolved from the putative Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA). One hypothesis is that this happened because the cell membrane in LUCA was an unstable mixture... 3 hours
Severe war injuries and PTSD can impact hypertension risk
SCIENCE DAILY US service members severely injured in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars or diagnosed with PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) face a greater risk of high blood pressure. Injury severity and PTSD... 4 hours
Americans prefer economic inequality to playing Robin Hood, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Given the chance to play Robin Hood, most Americans show little interest in taking from the rich and giving to the poor. A new study may explain why... 4 hours
Suicide risk for youth sharply higher in the months after self-harm
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study revealed that young Americans had a sharply higher risk of suicide in the months after surviving a deliberate self-harm attempt. The authors say... 4 hours
Palm trees are spreading northward. How far will they go?
SCIENCE DAILY What does it take for palm trees, the unofficial trademark of tropical landscapes, to expand into northern parts of the world that have long been too cold for... 4 hours
Intensification of agriculture and social hierarchies evolve together, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers analyzed the evolution of 155 Island South East Asian and Pacific societies to determine that, rather than intensification of agriculture leading to social stratification, the two evolve... 4 hours
LSD blurs boundaries between the experience of self and other
SCIENCE DAILY LSD reduces the borders  between the experience of our own self and others, and thereby affects social interactions. Researchers have now found that the serotonin 2A receptor in... 4 hours
New osteoarthritis genes discovered
SCIENCE DAILY In the largest study of its kind, nine novel genes for osteoarthritis have been discovered. Results could open the door to new targeted therapies for this debilitating disease in the future. 4 hours
Research signals arrival of a complete human genome
SCIENCE DAILY Research have just published attempts to close huge gaps remain in our genomic reference map. The research uses nanopore long-read sequencing to generate the first complete and accurate linear map of a... 5 hours
Historians to climate researchers: Let's talk
SCIENCE DAILY Ours is not the first society to be confronted by massive environmental change. Over the course of history, some societies have been destroyed by natural disasters, like Pompeii, while others have learned how to accommodate floods,... 5 hours
First evidence of live-traded dogs for Maya ceremonies
SCIENCE DAILY Earliest evidence that Mayas raised and traded dogs and other animals -- probably for ceremonies -- from Ceibal, Guatemala. 5 hours
Agriculture initiated by indigenous peoples, not Fertile Crescent migration
SCIENCE DAILY Small scale agricultural farming was first initiated by indigenous communities living on Turkey's Anatolian plateau, and not introduced by migrant farmers as previously thought, according to new research. 5 hours
Arctic sea ice becoming a spring hazard for North Atlantic ships
SCIENCE DAILY More Arctic sea ice is entering the North Atlantic Ocean than before, making it increasingly dangerous for ships to navigate those waters in late spring, according... 5 hours
At first blush, you look happy -- or sad, or angry
SCIENCE DAILY Our faces broadcast our feelings in living color -- even when we don't move a muscle. That's the conclusion of a groundbreaking study into human expressions... 5 hours
Cutting carbon emissions sooner could save 153 million lives
SCIENCE DAILY As many as 153 million premature deaths linked to air pollution could be avoided worldwide this century if governments speed up their timetable for reducing fossil fuel emissions, a new... 7 hours
Visual recognition: Seeing the world through the eyes of rodents
SCIENCE DAILY Man or woman, happy or sad. The visual process that allows us to recognize someone's gender or emotional state is very sophisticated. Until recently, only primates were deemed... 7 hours
Cosmologists create largest simulation of galaxy formation, break their own record
SCIENCE DAILY Cosmology researchers are releasing initial findings from IllustrisTNG, their follow-up to the 2015 record-breaking Illustris simulation -- the largest-ever hydrological simulation of galaxy formation. 7 hours
Scientists create microscopic 'swimmers' controlled by a magnetic field
SCIENCE DAILY Microscopic, magnetic 'swimmers' may someday be used to carry cargoes in fluids, such as drugs that need precise placement to treat disease. 7 hours
New method manages and stores data from millions of nerve cells -- in real time
SCIENCE DAILY Recent developments in neuroscience set high requirements for sophisticated data management, not least when implantable Brain Machine Interfaces... 7 hours
In children with obesity, impulsivity may be linked with greater weight loss when treated
SCIENCE DAILY Children with obesity may be more impulsive than those with normal weight, but during family-based behavioral treatment (FBT), the more... 7 hours
Rheumatoid arthritis meets precision medicine
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are bringing precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis for the first time by using genetic profiling of joint tissue to see which drugs will work for which patients, reports a new multi-site study. In the near future, patients... 7 hours
Fighting illegal fishing
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers explore an alternative pathway to fast-tracking the global recovery of fisheries. 7 hours
High omega-6 levels can protect against premature death
SCIENCE DAILY Could omega-6 fatty acids protect you against premature death? The answer is yes, according to a new study. While protecting against death, omega-6 fatty acids also keep cardiovascular diseases at bay. “Linoleic... 7 hours
Drinking alcohol makes your heart race
SCIENCE DAILY The more alcohol you drink, the higher your heart rate gets, according to new research. 7 hours
New genetic test detects manatees' recent presence in fresh or saltwater
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed the first laboratory test that picks up traces of manatees' genetic material in waterways. The environmental DNA test shows whether one or more... 8 hours
Identifying 'designer' drugs taken by overdose patients
SCIENCE DAILY Medical professionals are scrambling to meet growing demand for emergency room treatment of drug overdoses, but they're hampered by the lack of a quick and easy test to screen patients for synthetic 'designer' drugs.... 8 hours
Progress toward a new flu treatment, thanks to a small tweak
SCIENCE DAILY This year's aggressive flu season reminds everyone that although the flu vaccine can reduce the number of people who contract the virus, it is still not... 8 hours
Molecular cuisine for gut bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Scientific recipes have been developed to successfully grow and study gut bacteria in the lab Researchers report on the nutritional preferences and growth characteristics of 96 diverse gut bacterial strains. Their results will help scientists worldwide advance our... 8 hours
Genetic analysis uncovers the evolutionary origin of vertebrate limbs
SCIENCE DAILY Fish, mice and likely all modern-day vertebrates share genetic elements first used to develop the unpaired dorsal fin in ancient fish. They later copied these elements to produce paired appendages,... 8 hours
Amazon deforestation is close to tipping point
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists considered climate change and indiscriminate use of fire to calculate that deforestation rates ranging from 20 percent to 25 percent could turn Amazon's hydrological cycle unable to support its ecosystem. 8 hours
Programming DNA to deliver cancer drugs
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has developed technology to program strands of DNA into switches that turn proteins on and off. This technology could lead to the development of new cancer therapies and other drugs. 8 hours
Stem cells treat macular degeneration
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a specially engineered retinal patch to treat people with sudden, severe sight loss. 8 hours
Scientists caution that a rare childhood liver cancer can spread to the brain
SCIENCE DAILY A new report details three cases of secondary brain tumors in people with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. The researchers say imaging tests could... 8 hours
The Swiss army knife of smoke screens
SCIENCE DAILY The military uses smoke grenades to provide cover for people and tanks on the move. But the smoke arms race is on. Increasingly, sensors can now go beyond the visible range into the infrared... 8 hours
Living sensor can potentially prevent environmental disasters from fuel spills
SCIENCE DAILY By the time a Colonial Pipeline leak was detected last fall during a routine inspection, vapors from the quarter-million gallons of released gasoline were so strong they prevented... 8 hours
Implantable sensor relays real-time personal health data to a cell phone
SCIENCE DAILY Personalized medicine is one step closer thanks to tiny, implantable sensors that can send data to a computer or cell phone to give early warning of... 8 hours
From landfill to lipstick: Grape waste as a cosmetic and food ingredient
SCIENCE DAILY The world drinks a lot of wine, and that means a lot of grapes are consumed. But not every part of the grape ends... 8 hours
NASA analyzes Tropical Cyclone Eliakim's rainfall, wind shear now affecting storm
Scientists create microscopic 'swimmers' controlled by a magnetic field
The first SpaceX BFR should make orbital launches by 2020
The first SpaceX BFR should make orbital launches by 2020
The first SpaceX BFR should make orbital launches by 2020
The first SpaceX BFR should make orbital launches by 2020
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