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Anthropologists confirm existence of specialized sheep-hunting camp in prehistoric Lebanon  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
Anthropologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have confirmed the existence more than 10,000 years ago of a hunting camp in what is now northeastern Lebanon—one... more
Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
Diving 200 feet under the ocean surface to conduct scientific research can lead to some interesting places. For University of Texas at Austin Professor Bayani Cardenas, it placed him in the middle of a... more
Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression  PHYS.ORG · 5 minutes
A group of University of Chicago scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality. more
Earth’s Oldest Known Meteorite Impact Structure Identified  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 hour
The 70 km- (43.5-mile) diameter Yarrabubba impact structure in Western Australia is approximately 2.23 billion years old, according to new research led... more
Finding opens door to early identification of individuals at risk for delirium complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically... more
UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Kroger Health partner to improve shingles vaccination completion rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has partnered with Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The... more
Researchers confirm safety of cancer-specific PET probe in first-in-human clinical studies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A group of researchers led by Assistant Professor WATABE Tadashi of the Graduate School of Medicine of Osaka University achieved the stable domestic production of automatic... more
Autoimmunity may explain why an important immune system is absent in many bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
New findings from University of Exeter researchers reveal how bacterial immune systems can be harmful for their hosts and explain why they... more
Study provides insight into 'rapport-building' during victim interviews  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A University of Liverpool research paper, published in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, provides details of the approaches needed to help build rapport with victims of crime during interviews. more
First mushrooms appeared earlier than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
According to a new study led by Steeve Bonneville from the Université libre de Bruxelles, the first mushrooms evolved on Earth between 715 and 810 million years ago, 300 million years earlier than the... more
Domesticated wheat has complex parentage  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Certain types of domesticated wheat have complicated origins, with genetic contributions from wild and cultivated wheat populations on opposite sides of the Fertile Crescent. Terence Brown and colleagues at the University of Manchester report these findings in a... more
Late Neolithic Italy was home to complex networks of metal exchange  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
During the 4th and 3rd millennia BC, Italy was home to complex networks of metalwork exchange, according to a study published January 22, 2020 in the... more
Performance and age only partially explain gender pay gap for New Zealand researchers  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Over her lifetime, the average female scientific researcher at a New Zealand university earns about NZ$400,000 less than her male counterparts, and... more
Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
When Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast in 2017, displaced residents flocked inland, trying to rebuild their lives in the disaster's aftermath. Within decades, the... more
Johns Hopkins researchers warn of new infectious diseases and death due to global warming  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The Journal of Clinical Investigation recently published "Viewpoint" articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that... more
Decline in advanced stage cancer diagnoses following health insurance expansion  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new... more
The color of your clothing can impact wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Your choice of clothing could affect the behavioral habits of wildlife around you, according to a study conducted by a team of researchers, including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New... more
Sustainability claims about rubber don't stick  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Many companies work hard to present an environmentally responsible public image. But how well do these claims stack up? In a new study led by the University of Göttingen, researchers investigated the claims regarding sustainability, including... more
First ancient DNA from West/Central Africa illuminates deep human past  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa. more
Scientists take the first step towards extending the Standard Model in physics  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Researchers of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with colleagues from the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and a number of... more
Coating helps electronics stay cool by sweating  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Mammals sweat to regulate body temperature, and researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are exploring whether our phones could do the same. In a study published January 22 in the journal Joule,... more
Astronomers find a way to form 'fast and furious' planets around tiny stars  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
New astronomy research from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) suggests giant planets could form around small stars much faster than previously... more
Physicists trap light in nanoresonators for record time  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
An international team of researchers from ITMO University, the Australian National University, and Korea University have experimentally trapped an electromagnetic wave in a gallium arsenide nanoresonator a few hundred nanometers in size... more
Ecologist uses scientific approach to rank world's worst problems in new book  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
From world hunger to nuclear weapons, Kansas State University distinguished professor Walter Dodds ranks the world's worst problems facing humanity in a new book... more
Researchers slash pre-drug screening time from years to days  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) have developed a powerful tool that will streamline and accelerate the development of disease therapies,... more
Neutron source enables a look inside dino eggs  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Did the chicks of dinosaurs from the group oviraptorid hatch from their eggs at the same time? This question can be answered by the length and arrangement of the embryo's bones, which... more
Get children into the real world for effective bushfire education  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Children and young people have been deeply impacted by the current bushfire crisis. Schools have been destroyed and thousands of houses have burnt down. Hazardous air pollution is... more
General relativity used to find optimal airplane boarding speed  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A team of researchers from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Riga Technical University and Ben-Gurion University has created a mathematical model that can be used to predict boarding times... more
Study sheds light on mechanisms that underlie a rare genetic condition  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
A team of researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal has shed light on the mechanisms that underlie a rare genetic condition by creating the... more
Growing up in a 'bank desert' has major costs  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
People who are exposed to banks and other financial institutions as kids are more likely to be financially stable later in life, new research from CU Boulder's Leeds School of... more
Self-moisturizing smart contact lenses  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Researchers at Tohoku University have developed a new type of smart contact lenses that can prevent dry eyes. The self-moisturizing system, which is described in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies, maintains a layer of fluid between the contact lens and... more
New report unveils key insights into business models that put people and planet first  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A University of York academic has co-authored a major report which advocates creating business models that are focused on benefiting... more
Creating and observing current vortices in 2-D materials  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Researchers at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new method to measure how photocurrents flow in a 2-D material—a result that could... more
The yellow black-faced triplefin deflects sunlight to break predator camouflage  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Small fish use light for active sensing to detect potential predators. The yellow black-faced triplefin (Tripterygion delaisi) can reflect downwelling sunlight sideways with its iris, illuminating its immediate... more
Ranging behavior found to impact motor self-regulation in free-range chickens  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A team of researchers from Yncréa Hauts-de-France and Université de Tours, has found that the ranging behavior of free-range chickens can impact their motor self-regulation. In their paper... more
Mathematician simplifies methods for solving equations of magnetic hydrodynamics  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A mathematician from RUDN University has found a new criterion for the regularity of generalized solutions of the equations of magnetic hydrodynamics for an incompressible fluid in three-dimensional space. The... more
Microbial wipe down  ESA · 7 hours
Image: Sometimes doing science is as simple as wiping up. NASA astronaut Jack Fisher is seen here using a wet wipe on the surfaces of the European Cupola module of... more
How VR helps kids with autism make sense of real world  REUTERS · 9 hours
A specialist care facility in England is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and data... more
Urine fertilizer: 'Aging' effectively protects against transfer of antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Recycled and aged human urine can be used as a fertilizer with low risks of transferring antibiotic resistant DNA to the environment, according to new research from the... more
Sustainability strategies more successful when managers believe in them  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
New research from Cass Business School has found that business sustainability strategies can succeed alongside mainstream competitive strategies when managers believe in them. more
Community-based wellness instructors can provide tailored wellness care to older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Community-based wellness instructors can provide tailored wellness care to older adults, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. more
Fully vaccinated children reduce risk of hospitalization associated with influenza by 54%  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Fully vaccinating children reduces the risk of hospitalization associated with influenza by 54%, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan,... more
Oregon's health care delivery system improves access for women 's health, reduces infant deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Oregon's unique health care delivery system for low-income patients is resulting in fewer infant deaths, according to a recent study... more
Study: Non-medical cannabis use is more common in adults suffering from pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons found that non-medical cannabis use--including frequent or problematic use--is significantly... more
Partnership between medical specialties helps improve cardiovascular health  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Starting in 2016, a two-year partnership between the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (NCACC) and the North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NCAFCC) provided free lipid... more
New insight on global food production and ways to adopt sustainable food system  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
"When looking at the status of planet Earth and the influence of current global agriculture practices upon it, there's a lot of... more
Case Western researchers suggest potential Alzheimer's breakthrough  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Researchers at the Case Western University School of Medicine say they have identified a previously unknown gene and associated protein which could potentially be suppressed to slow the advance of Alzheimer's disease. more
Novel composite could help to reduce foodborne illness outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
A novel composite film -- created by the bonding of an antimicrobial layer to conventional, clear polyethylene plastic typically used to vacuum-package foods such as meat and fish -- could... more
Study shows how gene therapy may help protect against vision loss in multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
New research by Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, reveals the molecular process in which... more
Fewer children visiting pediatricians in the US  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
A new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh shows that the number of visits to pediatricians has gone down compared to 10 years ago. However, the... more
Research team identifies new roles for Huntington's Disease protein  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A Duke University research team has identified a new function of a gene called huntingtin, a mutation of which underlies the progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as Huntington's Disease. more
Researchers estimate mortality costs associated with air pollution in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A team of University of Illinois researchers estimated the mortality costs associated with air pollution in the U.S. by developing and applying a novel machine learning-based... more
George Mason University researchers receive $314,000 to design better vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
George Mason University's Aarthi Narayanan, Associate Professor, College of Science and the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Disease, and Remi Veneziano, Assistant Professor, Volgenau School of Engineering,... more
Association between healthy/unhealthy low fat and low carb diet and risk of death  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A large study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston has found that there are no significant associations... more
Police shootings linked to inaccurate dispatch information  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new University of Colorado Denver study examined how information provided in a dispatched call for service influences a police officer's decision to use deadly force. more
Irregularity in eating schedules during weekend linked to obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study by the University of Barcelona concluded that irregularity in eating schedules during the weekend, named by the authors as eating jet lag, could be related to the... more
TB bacteria can survive and grow in single-celled organisms found in soil  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists from the University of Surrey and University of Geneva have discovered that the bacterium which causes bovine TB can survive and grow in... more
Transformative 'green' accelerator achieves world's first 8-pass full energy recovery  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists from Cornell University and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have successfully demonstrated the world's first capture and reuse of energy in a... more
Magnetic nanomaterials may become the basis for new approach to treating liver fibrosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of scientists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University together with their colleagues from NUST MISiS and RWTH Aachen University (Germany)... more
Raman spectroscopy can be used to diagnose the state of thrombocytes in cardiovascular patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of scientists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University used Raman spectroscopy to study the thrombocytes of patients with... more
New study examines mortality costs of air pollution in US  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of University of Illinois researchers estimated the mortality costs associated with air pollution in the U.S. by developing and applying a novel machine learning-based method to... more
Discovery of new killer T-cell offers hope of a 'one-size-fits-all' cancer therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a new type of killer T-cell that offers hope of a "one-size-fits-all" cancer therapy. more
Advancing the application of genomic sequences through 'Kmasker plants'  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The development of next-generation-sequencing (NGS) has enabled researchers to investigate genomes that might previously have been considered too complex or too expensive. Nevertheless, the analysis of complex plant genomes, which... more
Astrophysicists find massive black holes wandering around dwarf galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new search led by Montana State University has revealed more than a dozen massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that were previously considered too small to host them, and... more
Research supports new approach to mine reclamation  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new approach to reclaiming lands disturbed by surface mining is having the desired result of improving ecosystem diversity, including restoration of foundation species such as sagebrush, according to a study by University of... more
The adaptability of debris is successfully proven as a raw material for roads  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In 2009, 105 single-family homes in the city of Cordoba were demolished in order to expand the airport. At first, the debris... more
Corals' partnership with microalgae helps in stressful times but there's a trade-off  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In the warmer and brighter shallow waters of Kāne'ohe Bay, O'ahu, the Hawaiian rice coral (Montipora capitata) hosts more heat-tolerant symbiotic microalgae in their... more
Banning food waste: Lessons for rural America  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
While Vermonters support banning food waste from landfills—and a whopping 72 percent already compost or feed food scraps to their pets or livestock—few say they are willing to pay for curbside composting pick-up, new... more
Measuring the world of social phenomena  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Economists working with Professor Marko Sarstedt from Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg are demanding that the same scientific standards be applied to economics and the behavioral sciences in general as are used in the natural sciences.... more
New analysis method shows how the brain regulates its signals using glutamate  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University in Sweden have achieved something long thought almost impossible - counting the molecules of the... more
Dialing up the heat on nanoparticles  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Rapid progress in the field of metallic nanotechnology is sparking a science revolution that is likely to impact all areas of society, according to professor of physics Ventsislav Valev and his team at the University of... more
Faster drug discovery to hit 'undruggable' targets  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Medicines made from coiled protein fragments could provide a new handle on hard-to-treat diseases like cancer, but they are difficult to design. But a new technique, developed at the University of Michigan, could change... more
Deadly storm lashing Spain closes schools, cuts power  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A winter storm which has killed three people lashed much of eastern Spain for a third day Tuesday, cutting power, forcing the closure of schools and severing road and rail links. more
New self-assembled monolayer is resistant to air  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Organic self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) have been around for over forty years. The most widely used form is based on thiols, bound to a metal surface. However, although the thiol SAMs are very versatile, they... more
Dialing up the heat on nanoparticles  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Rapid progress in the field of metallic nanotechnology is sparking a science revolution that is likely to impact all areas of society, according to a professor of physics. more
NAU scientists study zebrafish to find powerful melanoma-fighting drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer and unusually common in Arizona, where residents are exposed to higher-than-average amounts of ultraviolet radiation. However, Northern Arizona University scientists believe... more
Tracking the scent of warming tundra  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate change is causing subarctic tundra to warm twice as fast as the global average, and this warming is speeding up the activity of the plant life. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the... more
New study reveals a life aquatic for many spider species  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
From sea shores to salt flats, a high incidence of spiders spin a life in or around water. Researchers at the California Academy of Sciences and William Paterson... more
Study finds connection between parents' motivations and children's intake of unhealthy foods  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
As the countdown to a new school year begins, many parents will soon find themselves facing the often-arduous task of filling the school lunchbox... more
Method triggers selective degradation of proteins for analysis  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a tool to eliminate essential proteins from cells with a flash of light. The new method makes it possible to study the function of... more
Scientists create 3-D printed parts that can kill bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers from the University of Sheffield have, for the first time, manufactured 3-D printed parts that show resistance to common bacteria. This could stop the spread of infections such as... more
Mayfly populations falling fast in North America  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of researchers from the University of Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and the University of Notre Dame has found that populations of mayflies in parts of North America have fallen dramatically in recent years.... more
Primary school children benefit from learning with a social robot  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Research has shown that explaining aloud what you are learning, whether to yourself or to someone else, leads to a better understanding of the subject. But in situations... more
'Shazam for fish': Acoustic monitoring a window into health of waterways  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Listening to the environment—singing birds and chirping crickets—is increasingly used as a means of monitoring change in ecosystems. Together with two colleagues from Melbourne and Paris,... more
Can trees control algal blooms?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Griffith University researchers have shown that leaf litter can play an important role in controlling algal blooms. more
Crucial reef species may survive ocean changes under climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A seaweed species crucial to the survival of coral reefs may be able to gain resistance to ocean changes caused by climate change, new Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University... more
Novel composite antimicrobial film could take a bite out of foodborne illnesses  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A novel composite film—created by the bonding of an antimicrobial layer to conventional, clear polyethylene plastic typically used to vacuum-package foods such as meat... more
Environmentally friendly shipping helps to reduce freight costs  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Improved ship utilization rates and investments in environmentally sustainable technologies for enhanced energy efficiency would significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions within navigation. A recent study carried out in the Laboratory of Industrial... more
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas rises, contradicting reports of huge reductions  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists, led by the University... more
Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The University of Arizona is partnering with the Tucson Police Department, CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, and Pima County as part of a three-year, $1.47 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services... more
PNHP welcomes ACP’s endorsement of single-payer ‘Medicare for All’  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) today welcomed the American College of Physicians' (ACP) endorsement of single-payer Medicare for All. more
Alarming link between marijuana and increased heart risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Marijuana use is rising steadily across the US as more and more states enact laws making it a legal recreational and medicinal agent. However, a new study underlines the fact that this... more
Body weight rises as adults move from education into employment and parenthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Being an adult is difficult as it is. Now two new reviews have shown that leaving school and getting employed as well as becoming... more
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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Lynn McMurdie, a University of Washington professor and principal investigator for IMPACTS, NASA's new project to more accurately predict snowstorms. more
Fight for Sight funds research to investigate genetic risk of age-related macular degeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Eye research charity Fight for Sight is funding researchers from the University of Manchester to investigate the genetic risk of the UK’s... more
Wolf Puppies Play Fetch Too, Researchers Find  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
In a series of experiments, a duo of researchers from the Department of Zoology at Stockholm University has observed eight-week-old wolf puppies... more
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