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Teen Vapers Who Want To Quit Look For Help Via Text  NPR · 2 hours
Starting to vape is easy, but quitting a nicotine habit can be tough, teens are finding. Some vaping cessation programs have begun to reach out to... more
Luxembourg extends space resources work through new agreements with NASA and ESA  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
Agreements with NASA and the European Space Agency are the latest steps by the government of Luxembourg to support its emerging space resources industry.... more
ConsenSys Space announces crowdsourced SSA data system  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
A venture linked to a former space mining company announced Oct. 21 a very different project, using blockchain technology to provide crowdsourced... more
Broadening tunnel vision for future accelerators  CERN · 22 minutes
Broadening tunnel vision for future accelerators achintya Wed, 10/23/2019 - 10:20 HL-LHC Underground civil engineering galleries (Image: CERN) What could the next generation of... more
Lots of good terns: Bird ready to fly off endangered list  PHYS.ORG · 56 minutes
After 34 years on the endangered species list, a tiny Midwestern bird is ready to fly free of federal protection. more
Swiss government bans 'shredding' of male chicks  PHYS.ORG · 56 minutes
Switzerland is banning the practice of "shredding" newly hatched male chicks, citing progress in techniques to determine chicks' gender in the egg. more
Compression garments can ease lymphedema. Covering costs? Not so easy.  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Every morning, Britta Vander Linden dons compression stockings, a cumbersome process she calls "putting on my legs." more
Rebel robot helps researchers understand human-machine cooperation  nanowerk · 2 hours
In a new twist on human-robot research, computer scientists have developed a handheld robot that first predicts then frustrates users by rebelling against their plans, thereby demonstrating an understanding of human intention. more
IBM casts doubt on Google's claims of quantum supremacy  Science Magazine · 2 hours
According to leaked paper, Google researchers have achieved milestone with number-generating computation more
When exoplanets collide  PHYS.ORG · 20 minutes
A dramatic glimpse of the aftermath of a collision between two exoplanets is giving scientists a view at what can happen when planets crash into each other. A similar event in our own solar system may have formed the moon. more
Skeletons Discovered in the Tower of London for First Time in 50 Years  LIVE SCIENCE · 32 minutes
The skeletons of two women — an adult and a child — were discovered buried in a lost chapel in the infamous... more
Quantum leap in computing as scientists claim 'supremacy'  PHYS.ORG · 56 minutes
Scientists claimed Wednesday to have achieved a near-mythical state of computing in which a new generation of machine vastly outperforms the world's fastest super-computer, known as "quantum supremacy". more
Big firm products top worst plastic litter list: report  PHYS.ORG · 56 minutes
Tens of thousands of pieces of plastic littering the planet come from just a handful of multinational corporations, an environmental pressure group said Wednesday. more
Automating collision avoidance  PHYS.ORG · 20 minutes
ESA is preparing to use machine learning to protect satellites from the very real and growing danger of space debris. more
UN says 1st local polio case found in Zambia since 1995  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
UN says 1st local polio case found in Zambia since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy more
Free-space data-carrying bendable light communications  PHYS.ORG · 20 minutes
Bendable light beams have significant applications in optical manipulation, optical imaging, routing, micromachining and nonlinear optics. Researchers have long explored curved light beams in place of traditional Gaussian beams for line-of-sight light communications. In a recent study now... more
Stingless bee species depend on a complex fungal community to survive  PHYS.ORG · 20 minutes
A study published in PLOS ONE shows that the larvae of the Brazilian stingless bee Scaptotrigona depilis depend on interactions between three different species of fungus... more
Air-breathing engine precooler achieves record-breaking Mach 5 performance  PHYS.ORG · 20 minutes
UK company Reaction Engines has tested its innovative precooler at airflow temperature conditions equivalent to Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound. This achievement marks a significant milestone in its... more
Chemical 'vaccine' helps plants repel pathogens  PHYS.ORG · 20 minutes
When plants come under attack from invading bacteria, viruses or fungi, they mount a two-pronged response, producing both offensive chemicals to kill invaders and defensive chemicals to prevent infestations from spreading. more
Super-strong magnetic supercrystals can assemble themselves  PHYS.ORG · 20 minutes
Materials scientists who work with nano-sized components have developed ways of working with their vanishingly small materials. But what if you could get your components to assemble themselves into different structures without actually handling them at... more
The fall of Rome was Europe's lucky break  PHYS.ORG · 20 minutes
Why the Roman Empire fell is often discussed in history classes and textbooks. But new research by Stanford historian Walter Scheidel considers an angle that has received little scholarly attention: Why did... more
Turning plastic trash into lubricant oils  PHYS.ORG · 20 minutes
Single-use plastics might have more inherent value than you think. more
Poor water conditions drive invasive snakeheads onto land  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The largest fish to walk on land, the voracious northern snakehead, will flee water that is too acidic, salty or high in carbon dioxide—important information for future management of this invasive species. more
Machine-learning analysis of X-ray data picks out key catalytic properties  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Scientists seeking to design new catalysts to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane have used a novel artificial intelligence (AI) approach to identify key catalytic properties. By using... more
360 degree virtual dive in Iceland shipwreck  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
October 16, 2019 marks 360 years since the Dutch merchant ship Melckmeyt (Milkmaid) was wrecked off a remote Icelandic island during a clandestine trading mission. more
Male specimens preferred by animal collectors, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Museum collections of birds and mammals may be disproportionately skewed to favour males, even if female members of the species outnumber males in the wild, according to research published Wednesday. more
Learning on the playground: How school recess enhances child development  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Recess is a lot like school lunch: Some kids get lasagna with an organic green salad, some get a burrito out of a box, and some do without.... more
Antiquated dams hold key to water quality  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
All over the eastern part of the United States, thousands of small dams block the flow of water in streams and rivers, harkening back to colonial times. Originally constructed for energy and milling operations... more
Portugal's private firefighters watch over volatile forests  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Pedro Simoes pulls on a flame-resistant suit as he prepares to fly over a eucalyptus forest in central Portugal, a near daily routine aimed at protecting his boss's bottom line. more
Doubt over future of Antarctic ocean sanctuary plans  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A push by Australia and France to create a massive ocean sanctuary in east Antarctica is in doubt as nations meet in Hobart to discuss the plans, with China and Russia opposing. more
Scientists enhance color and texture of cultured meat  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A team of Tufts University-led researchers exploring the development of cultured meat found that the addition of the iron-carrying protein myoglobin improves the growth, texture and color of bovine muscle grown from... more
New portable DNA sequencer quickly and accurately diagnoses wheat viruses  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Blasts cause significant loses in wheat crops. Recently Bangladesh was devastated by an invasion of South American races of wheat blast fungus, which occurred for the first time... more
Magnetics with a twist: Scientists find new way to image spins  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Cornell researchers have put a new spin on measuring and controlling spins in nickel oxide, with an eye toward improving electronic devices' speed and memory capacity. more
Bacterial lifestyle alters the evolution of antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
How bacteria live—whether as independent cells or in a communal biofilm—determines how they evolve antibiotic resistance, which could lead to more personalized approaches to antimicrobial therapy and infection control. more
Research identifies earlier origin of neural crest cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Neural crest cells—embryonic cells in vertebrates that travel throughout the body and generate many cell types—have been thought to originate in the ectoderm, the outermost of the three germ layers formed in... more
We must wake up to devastating impact of nitrogen, say scientists  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
More than 150 top international scientists are calling on the world to take urgent action on nitrogen pollution, to tackle the widespread harm it is causing... more
Austria's early ski slope sparks row among environmentalists  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A singular bright strip of snow stands out brightly against Austria's autumnal surroundings but the ski slope's early opening is drawing concern from environmentalists. more
New CRISPR genome “prime editing” system  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Gene editing to correct genetic faults and removing the risk of hereditary diseases may soon become reality. Researchers have come up with a new gene editing technology that could help patients with sickle cell anaemia and... more
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