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Surveying Solar Storms by Ancient Assyrian Astronomers  ASTRO WATCH · 2 hours
A research team led by the University of Tsukuba combined observations from ancient cuneiform tablets that mention unusual red skies with radioisotope... more
Columbia researchers capture new detailed images of a temperature-sensing molecule  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Columbia University researchers have captured new detailed images of a temperature-sensing molecule in its open, intermediate, and closed states. more
Arizona quietly suspends Medicaid work requirement  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
Arizona quietly suspended plans to require about 120,000 people to work, volunteer or go to school to receive Medicaid benefits more
Good heart health can equal good brain health, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Emory University researchers are giving us double the reasons to pay attention to our cardiovascular health - showing in a recently published study in the Journal of Alzheimer's... more
1 in 8 pharmacies in the U.S. affected by closures  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
In a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that despite an overall increase in the number of pharmacies in... more
New Diversity and Inclusion Hub launched to address disparities in health care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care – today... more
Beta-blockers do not reduce risk of COPD exacerbations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
New research from scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that beta-blockers used in a clinical trial for patients with chronic... more
Discovery about DNA-reeling bacteria can help inform strategies to stop bacterial infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
A new study from Indiana University has revealed a previously unknown role a protein plays in helping bacteria reel in DNA in their environment... more
Haptoglobin binds hemoglobin that causes brain damage after cerebral hemorrhage  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Patients who survive a cerebral hemorrhage may suffer delayed severe brain damage caused by free hemoglobin, which comes from red blood cells and damages neurons. Researchers at the... more
Mystery solved: Ocean acidity in the last mass extinction  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A new study led by Yale University confirms a long-held theory about the last great mass extinction event in history and how it affected Earth's oceans. The findings may also... more
Climate warming promises more frequent extreme El Niño events  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
El Niño events cause serious shifts in weather patterns across the globe, and an important question that scientists have sought to answer is: how will climate change affect the generation... more
Parents of adults with epilepsy face wide array of issues with very little support  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Barbara Kalinoski takes charge of things. She's been chair of the school board. President of the Laurentian Lakes Chapter of... more
Uncovering the principles behind RNA folding  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
A Northwestern Engineering research team led by Professor Julius Lucks has uncovered a new understanding of how RNA molecules act as cellular 'biosensors' to monitor and respond to changes in the environment by controlling gene expression.... more
University Of Minnesota opens clinical trial of first-of-its-kind NK cell cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
A new cancer clinical trial has opened at the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center that leverages the groundbreaking research on stem... more
Computer science classes break down cultural barriers, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Computational education can break down and expose cultural barriers in unexpected ways, a new study has found. more
DNA-reeling bacteria yield new insight on how superbugs acquire drug-resistance  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A new study from Indiana University has revealed a previously unknown role a protein plays in helping bacteria reel in DNA in their environment—like a fisherman pulling up... more
Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
he next time a river overflows its banks, don't just blame the rain clouds. Earth system scientists from the University of California, Irvine have... more
Hemp testing lab launched in response to industry need  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
In response to a rapidly expanding commercial hemp industry driven by interest in products with CBD oil, the University of Connecticut recently opened a laboratory where the plant can be... more
Toll roads are good for the environment, scientists confirm  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A team of researchers from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) developed a method to calculate the number of stops trucks make along their routes. The method confirms... more
Scientists investigate how background noise affects brain activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Have you ever found it difficult to focus on a task due to background noise? Scientists at the University of Alberta are studying just how these sounds impact our brain activity--and what... more
Amazon's white bellbirds set new record for loudest bird call  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Biologist Jeff Podos at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with Mario Cohn-Haft at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil, report that they have recorded the loudest... more
Research reveals how migration affects DNA patterns in the UK  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
A major new study reveals how socio-economic migration within the UK has affected the geographic distribution of human DNA linked to traits such as education levels and health. more
Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Researchers led by the University of Leeds examined 31 peatlands across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and continental Europe to assess changes in peatland surface wetness during the last 2,000 years. more
Images offer most detailed glimpse yet into how skin senses temperature  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Columbia University researchers have captured new detailed images of a temperature-sensing molecule in its open, intermediate, and closed states. The findings will help us understand the... more
A cavity leads to a strong interaction between light and matter  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Researchers have succeeded in creating an efficient quantum-mechanical light-matter interface using a microscopic cavity. Within this cavity, a single photon is emitted and absorbed up to... more
Infrasound from underwater volcano erupting shows formation of gigantic bubbles  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
A team of researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Alaska has found that they could estimate the size of bubbles that form from underwater... more
HPV immunization program cuts pre-cancer rates by more than half  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
A school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization program in British Columbia, Canada, is dramatically reducing rates of cervical pre-cancer in B.C. women, according to a new study. more
School-based HPV immunization program dramatically reduces rates of cervical pre-cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
A school-based human papillomavirus immunization program in British Columbia, Canada, is dramatically reducing rates of cervical pre-cancer in B.C. women, according to a new study. more
New study could revolutionize the way we recycle  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Researchers from the University of Surrey together with colleagues from Germany, Spain and France are set to start work on a novel technique to tackle plastic waste, potentially revolutionizing the way we... more
Technology's double-bind for working women  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Smartphones and other mobile devices amplify the patriarchal values that are part of our culture, according to new research by a Massey University expert in organizational communication and gender. more
Edible grasshoppers can be modified for better fatty acid composition  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
It is possible to modify the fatty acid composition of edible grasshoppers by adding essential fatty acids in their feed, new research from the University of Eastern Finland... more
Schools of molecular 'fish' could improve display screens  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Take a dive into what may be the world's smallest coral reef. Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder are using a type of material called liquid crystals to create incredibly small,... more
Researchers watch quantum knots untie  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
A quantum gas can be tied into knots using magnetic fields. Our researchers were the first to produce these knots as part of a collaboration between Aalto University and Amherst College, U.S., and they have now studied how... more
Bringing the carbon-reducing cold sintering process out of labs and into ceramics manufacturing  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
A new techno-economic analysis, by a team led by a researcher from WMG at the University of Warwick, shows that the energy... more
Schools of molecular 'fish' could improve display screens  nanowerk · 9 hours
Take a dive into what may be the world's smallest coral reef. Scientists are using a type of material called liquid crystals to create incredibly small, swirling schools of 'fish'. more
Astronomers investigate IRAS 09002-473 cluster, find hundreds of probable member stars  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers from Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have investigated IRAS 09002-473, an embedded cluster of... more
Schools of molecular 'fish' could improve display screens  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers are using a type of material called liquid crystals to create incredibly small, swirling schools of 'fish.' more
Enabling selective carbon-carbon bond formation at the inherently inert position of enol silyl ethers  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Nagoya University researchers have discovered a new way to modify reactants that have been widely studied and utilized for over... more
Atomic images reveal many neighbors for some oxygen atoms  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
The identification of new chemical bonds is crucial for the design of new material structures. A team led by Jani Kotakoski at the University of Vienna and Jannik Meyer at... more
The DUNE experiment could lead to new discoveries about solar neutrinos  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is an international research collaboration aimed at exploring topics related to neutrinos and proton decay, which should start collecting data... more
Gimme six! Researchers discover aye-aye's extra finger  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The world's weirdest little primate has gotten even weirder, thanks to the discovery of a tiny extra digit. A study led by researchers from North Carolina State University has found that aye-ayes possess small... more
For generation Juul, nicotine addiction happens fast and is hard to shake  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
When Will tried his first vape during his sophomore year, he didn’t know what to expect. It was just something he had vaguely heard... more
Study finds no link between youth contact sports and cognitive, mental health problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood... more
Nearly half of parents have declined kids' play date invitations, poll finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
The new school year often leads to playdate invitations, sometimes between families who don't know each other. more
Binghamton biomedical professor receives $1.2 million in grants toward diabetes cure  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
A biomedical engineering professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York is trying to find a cure for diabetes from several different angles, and three... more
HERON Survey Fishes Out Detail in Ghostly Galaxy Outskirts  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Astronomers have completed the largest survey to date of the faint outskirts of nearby galaxies, successfully testing a... more
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach  nanowerk · 2 days
Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers from the University of Bristol have turned... more
Analysis of Galileo’s Jupiter Entry Probe Reveals Gaps in Heat Shield Modeling  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion. As the probe descended from Mach... more
Adaptive Genetic Variants from Archaic Hominins Found in Melanesians  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Modern individuals from the Pacific islands of Melanesia harbor adaptive copy number variants (CNVs) that they inherited from... more
Soil on Moon and Mars Likely to Support Crops  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have produced crops in Mars and Moon soil simulant... more
Salk scientists receive NIH funding to map brain circuitry for movement  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team of Salk scientists led by Professor Martyn Goulding has been awarded $14.3 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health to create... more
New polysomnography electrode set enables easy, accurate assessment of sleep bruxism severity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An easy-to-use electrode set can assess sleep bruxism severity as well as a conventional polysomnography, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland... more
'Flamenco-style' dancing molecule could form the basis for new longer-lasting sunscreen  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A molecule that protects plants from overexposure to harmful sunlight thanks to its flamenco-style twist could form the basis for a new longer-lasting sunscreen, chemists at... more
Atmospheric pressure impacts greenhouse gas emissions from leaky oil and gas wells  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can heavily influence how much natural gas leaks from wells below the ground surface at oil and gas sites, according... more
All plastic waste could become new, high-quality plastic through advanced steam cracking  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A research group at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a molecular level.... more
Discovery raises hopes of preventing streptococci infections  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered an enzyme they believe could be key to preventing Group A Streptococcus infections that cause more than 500,000 deaths worldwide each year. more
Mathematicians report way to facilitate problem solving in queueing theory  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
RUDN University mathematicians proved a theorem that will facilitate the solution of problems in queueing theory—a branch of mathematics that describes query chains, for example, in the service... more
Health benefits of exercise can be increased by working out before breakfast, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
According to a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, health scientists at the Universities of... more
An evolution in the understanding of evolution  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Remember domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species and Charles Darwin's "tree of life" metaphor we learned about in high school biology? That way of describing living-things lineages is just science's best guess... more
Paving a way to achieve unexplored semiconductor nanostructures  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A research team of Ehime University paved a way to achieve unexplored III-V semiconductor nanostructures. They grew branched GaAs nanowires with a nontoxic Bi element employing characteristic structural modifications correlated with metallic... more
Surfing on waves in a one-dimensional quantum liquid  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Physicists from the University of Luxembourg, together with international collaborators, have recently published an article in the internationally renowned journal Physical Review Letters. In this article, they demonstrate how quantum-mechanical interference effects... more
What's behind surge in unaccompanied minors crossing southern U.S. border?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In 2010, just over 18,000 unaccompanied minors were detained by U.S. immigration authorities crossing the U.S-Mexico border. The number spiked to crisis levels in 2014, but then decreased.... more
Whole genome sequencing could help save pumas from inbreeding  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When students at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) found a dead mule deer on campus, they figured it had been killed by coyotes. Wildlife biologist Chris Wilmers rigged... more
New study uncovers 'magnetic' memory of European glass eels  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway found that... more
A new approach to reconstructing protein evolution  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
There are an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 proteins at work in cells, where they carry out numerable functions, says computational molecular biologist Roman Sloutsky at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. "One of the central... more
New research center will encompass a myriad of muscle science and disease investigations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
With collaborating labs across the University of Washington campus and at other Seattle-area institutions and beyond, the Center for Translational Muscle Research... more
Building models to reconstruct evolutionary change more accurately than ever before  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Remember domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species and Darwin's tree of life metaphor we learned about in high school biology? That way of describing... more
Sen. Grassley questions UVA Health on findings from KHN investigation  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In response to a Kaiser Health News investigation into University of Virginia Health System's aggressive collection practices, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter Thursday... more
Study shows link between high-fat diet and earlier appearance of Alzheimer's markers in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Once it begins, Alzheimer's disease progresses systematically and aggressively, attacking victims on multiple fronts. But scientists studying the... more
Researchers find behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Does yo-yo dieting drive compulsive eating? There may be a connection. According to Boston University School of Medicine researchers the chronic cyclic pattern of overeating followed by undereating,... more
Black Holes Stunt Growth of Dwarf Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf... more
Researchers to study efficacy of RESHAPE program to reduce stigma of primary care providers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from the George Washington University, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of... more
Scientists unravel how left-right information is integrated to correct organ positioning  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists from the Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH in Alicante, Spain, under the supervision of Professor Angela Nieto, have discovered the molecular mechanism that ensures the right... more
Research finds lower bone density among adults with undiagnosed celiac disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Research by George Mason University College of Health and Human Services found that adults who likely had undiagnosed celiac disease had lower bone density than the... more
Chemists find new way to synthesize most common molecule arrangement in medicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Organic chemists at The Ohio State University have figured out how to synthesize the most common molecule arrangement in medicine, a scientific discovery that... more
Research could help explain why memory in old age is less flexible than in young adulthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
New research from King's College London and The Open University could help explain why memory in... more
First report of cotton blue disease in the United States  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In August 2017, Kathy S. Lawrence, a plant pathologist at Auburn University, received a call from Drew Schrimsher of Agri-AFC, who had discovered foliar distortion and leaf curling... more
Chemists find new way of creating the building blocks of many drugs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Organic chemists at The Ohio State University have figured out how to synthesize the most common molecule arrangement in medicine, a scientific discovery that... more
Giant Dinosaurs Evolved Various Brain-Cooling Mechanisms: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Different groups of gigantic dinosaurs had different thermoregulatory strategies to help moderate brain temperatures in the face of high heat loads, according... more
An evolution in the understanding of evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
An engineering professor and her former Ph.D. student share a new, more accurate method for modeling evolutionary change. more
Newly introduced BARseq technology can be used to expand the brain map  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor Anthony Zador has taken the next step in his quest to solve exactly how the brain is wired. more
Mapping global biodiversity change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study, published in Science, which focuses on mapping biodiversity change in marine and land ecosystems shows that loss of biodiversity is most prevalent in the tropic, with changes in marine ecosystems outpacing those on land. The research, led... more
Industrial melanism linked to same gene in 3 moth species  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The rise of dark forms of many species of moth in heavily polluted areas of 19th and 20th century Britain, known as industrial melanism, was a highly visible... more
MD Anderson and Varian announce strategic collaboration to optimize radiation oncology treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Varian today announced a new strategic collaboration to develop an integrated software platform to streamline... more
Paleontologists discover complete Saurornitholestes langstoni specimen  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The discovery of a nearly complete dromaeosaurid Saurornitholestes langstoni specimen is providing critical information for the evolution of theropod dinosaurs, according to new research by a University of Alberta paleontologist. more
Scientists discover new species of wasp-mimicking praying mantis  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Director of Research & Collections and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Dr. Gavin Svenson and former Case Western Reserve University graduate student, Henrique Rodrigues, have discovered a new... more
How roots grow hair  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The roots of plants can do a lot of things: They grow in length to reach water, they can bend to circumvent stones, and they form fine root hairs enabling them to absorb more nutrients from the soil. A team... more
Metabolic dysfunction found to be primary cause of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team of researchers led by Yale-NUS College has found evidence that metabolic dysfunction is a primary cause of Alzheimer's disease. more
Double layer of graphene helps to control spin currents  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In order to make transistors that operate using the spin of electrons rather than their charge, it is necessary to find a way of switching spin currents on and off.... more
Sexual selection alone could set stage for new species, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study by University of Pittsburgh researchers indicates animals that seek mates and fight rivals that resemble their parents could be behaving in ways that... more
Ending poverty will take greater focus on people living with it, researcher finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Poverty-focused groups including government agencies trying to help people living in poverty need to make a systemic cultural change to connect more... more
Faulty signalling pathway linked to congenital heart condition  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Faulty signalling pathway causes the heart to develop unnaturally while in the embryo stage, according to Duke-NUS Medical School researchers. more
Signaling defects could cause congenital heart condition  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A congenital heart condition known as left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) - which occurs when muscly projections in the embryonic heart fail to transform into compact heart muscle - could be caused by signaling defects,... more
Nature-based solutions should be first line of defense against weather- and climate-related natural hazards  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Solutions found in nature should be our first line of defence against the increasing number of climate change-related natural disasters,... more
First method to differentiate the four egg types  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the European Union, hen eggs are labeled with a code starting with numerals 0, 1, 2 or 3, depending on whether the hens are organically produced, free-range, floor-raised or caged, respectively.... more
Changes in photochemical reflectance index can be used to monitor crop condition  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Currently, agriculture remains one of the most labor-intensive and vital sectors of human activity. For Lobachevsky University scientists, increasing its efficiency is one of... more
Phylogenetic analysis forces rethink of termite evolution  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Despite their important ecological role as decomposers, termites are often overlooked in research. Evolutionary biologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have constructed a new family tree for this... more
Researchers discover how left-right information is integrated to correct organ positioning  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists from the Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH in Alicante, Spain, under the supervision of Professor Angela Nieto, have discovered the molecular mechanism that ensures equilibrium in... more
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