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To fight climate change, put seaweed in the mix
PHYS.ORG The next stage of humanity's fight to reduce greenhouse emissions may revolve around seaweed, according to tonight's episode of ABC's Catalyst, presented by Professor Tim Flannery, which asks the question... 7 minutes
Inexpensive, accurate and rapid characterisation of metal-contaminated sites
PHYS.ORG A new accurate, rapid and inexpensive method for assessing metal-contaminated sites has been trialled by environmental scientists from Macquarie University, Sydney. The method uses a combination of portable X-ray Fluorescence technology (pXRF)... 7 minutes
Technique expedites chemical screening to prioritize toxicity testing
PHYS.ORG Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a high-throughput technique that can determine if a chemical has the potential to activate key genes in seconds rather than the typical 24 hours... 7 minutes
Researchers develop quick and easy-to-use test for detecting rare immunodeficiency
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a test to quickly and reliably diagnose a rare and severe immune defect, hepatic veno-occlusive disease with immunodeficiency. They reported... 28 minutes
A trace of galaxies at the heart of a gigantic galaxy cluster
PHYS.ORG Very large yet faint galaxies have been found where no one would have expected them – in the middle of a giant galaxy cluster.... 50 minutes
'Fashnology' a factor for picking wearable devices, researchers find
PHYS.ORG From fitness bands to smart glasses, wearable technology has grown in popularity in recent years. But what prompts people to put on a wearable device? A recent study conducted by... 1 hour
New study calls for better information on changes in wild animal populations
PHYS.ORG Key statistics about the world's animal and plant life could present a misleading picture about the natural world according to new research from the... 2 hours
Antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit cell energy, estrogenic functions
NEWS MEDICAL A new in-vitro study by University of California, Davis, researchers indicates that quaternary ammonium compounds, or "quats," used as antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit... 2 hours
Flaw detector for testing composite aircrafts
PHYS.ORG A thermal flaw detector developed at Tomsk Polytechnic University will be used in the manufacturing of a new aircraft to replace the AN-2. The new model fully consists of composite materials and is developed by the... 3 hours
International research group to explore underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy
NEWS MEDICAL A new international research group has been established to investigate the underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy, spurred on by the discoveries of University of Adelaide... 3 hours
Johns Hopkins researchers pinpoint how tiny protein could make deadly Ebola virus contagious
NEWS MEDICAL Two Johns Hopkins materials science graduate students and their professors played a key role in a multi-institution research project that pinpointed how... 3 hours
MUSC researchers show how non-coding RNA promotes tumor formation
NEWS MEDICAL A mechanism that pushes a certain gene to produce a non-coding form of RNA instead of its protein-coding alternative can promote the growth of cancer, report researchers at the Medical University of... 6 hours
Hidden river once flowed beneath Antarctic ice
PHYS.ORG Antarctic researchers from Rice University have discovered one of nature's supreme ironies: On Earth's driest, coldest continent, where surface water rarely exists, flowing liquid water below the ice appears to play a pivotal role... 6 hours
Frontline supervisors use micro-power strategies to cope with middle-manager status
PHYS.ORG Probation and parole officers and their frontline supervisors widely differ on their views of the power of the frontline supervisor, according to a new study that includes a... 6 hours
breast milk protective against bacterial infections Breast milk protective against bacterial infections
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO A new study has found that the complex mixture of sugars, proteins and fats in mother’s milk possesses certain properties that can protect babies against bacterial infections like Streptococci too. Researchers from Vanderbilt University looked at... 11 hours
New research finds major disabilities in 80% of Ebola survivors one year after discharge
NEWS MEDICAL New research, conducted by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Liverpool, highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation... 12 hours
Polarization for controversial scientific issues increases with more education
PHYS.ORG A commonly proposed solution to help diffuse the political and religious polarization surrounding controversial scientific issues like evolution or climate change is education. 18 hours
Analysis of a 'rusty' lunar rock suggests the moon's interior is dry
PHYS.ORG The moon is likely very dry in its interior according to a new study from researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University... 18 hours
Plants under heat stress must act surprisingly quickly to survive
PHYS.ORG In new results reported in The Plant Cell, molecular biologist Elizabeth Vierling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues in India and China report finding a crucial... 18 hours
JAX wins NIGMS funding to decipher role of RNA structure in gene regulation
NEWS MEDICAL With new funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences totaling $2,059,618 over five years, JAX Assistant Professor Zhengqing Ouyang, Ph.D.,... 19 hours
Researchers identify control mechanisms of synapse formation
NEWS MEDICAL DGIST announced that the research team of Professor Ko Jae-won at the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the research team of Professor Kim Ho-min at KAIST conducted a joint research and observed... 19 hours
Back-to-school worries for parents? One in three very concerned bullying, cyberbullying
SCIENCE DAILY What parents are most worried about as their children prepare to head back to school. 20 hours
Penn researchers receive two new post-doctoral training grants for genomic science
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have received two highly competitive post-doctoral Institutional Training Grants for genomic science from the... 20 hours
Study: Breast Milk Oligosaccharides Kill Group B-Streptococcus, Block Biofilm Formation
SCI-NEWS.COM Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B-Streptococcus, or GBS) is a type of bacteria that can cause invasive infections... 20 hours
'Lost city' used 500 years of soil erosion to benefit crop farming
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of York working on a 700-year old abandoned agricultural site in Tanzania have shown that soil erosion benefited farming practices... 21 hours
aCar—the electric 'all-rounder'
PHYS.ORG An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners have been working intensively towards this goal for... 21 hours
Understanding brittle crack behaviors to design stronger materials
PHYS.ORG In a paper published in Nature Physics, Northeastern University Department of Physics Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Alain Karma, in collaboration with his postdoctoral research associate Chih-Hung Chen and Professor Eran Bouchbinder... 21 hours
NNI, NTU collaborate to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions
NEWS MEDICAL The National Neuroscience Institute and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore are collaborating to develop innovative technologies to better diagnose and treat patients with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease... 21 hours
Bullying and cyberbullying top parents' list of worries, new report reveals
NEWS MEDICAL Parents may also experience some nerves as their children prepare to head back to school. Bullying and cyberbullying top parents' list of worries when it comes... 21 hours
Women with a medical history of breast or ovarian cancer often fail to test for inherited genetic changes
NEWS MEDICAL A new study conducted by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health,... 21 hours
Better odour recognition in odour-colour synaesthesia
PHYS.ORG People who see colours while perceiving smells are better at distinguishing between different smells and different colours, and are better at naming odours, compared to a group without synaesthesia. Researchers from Radboud University have found this... 22 hours
2.7-million-year-old ice core pulled from Antarctica
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from Princeton University, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Maine and Oregon State University has drilled and retrieved a 2.7-million-year-old ice core from a spot in Antarctica. The team presented... 22 hours
revolutionary electric delivery vehicle tech prototyped Revolutionary electric delivery vehicle tech prototyped
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A technology demonstrator for a new type of electric delivery vehicle that could make the courier industry greener and more efficient has been developed by WMG at the University of Warwick and Warwickshire-based design company Astheimer... 23 hours
Wireless motion capture device with widespread applications in fitness, health
PHYS.ORG A new "Fitbit for biomechanics" designed by researchers from Deakin University's School of Engineering has potential for industries from healthcare to sport. 23 hours
Physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition
PHYS.ORG Nagoya University-led team of physicists use a synchrotron radiation X-ray source to probe a so-called "structure-less" transition and develop a new understanding of molecular conductors. 23 hours
Research shows impact on young Māori of widening inequalities
PHYS.ORG Associate Professor Joanna Kidman from Victoria's Te Kura Māori (School of Education), says her research team found that rising levels of poverty had left Māori youth with fewer resources to... 1 day
3-D particle tracking? There's an app for that
PHYS.ORG Using four low-cost smartphone cameras and some simple colored backlighting, KAUST researchers have dispensed with expensive research-grade camera equipment and dangerous lasers to construct a tomographic particle image velocimetry (PIV) system that... 1 day
New technology to capture live cell images opening new possibilities to the study of cell biology
PHYS.ORG Researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed a new generation... 1 day
Satellite photos reveal gigantic outburst floods
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, studied satellite photographs of Lake Catalina, an ice-dammed lake in East Greenland – and were truly amazed: Unnoticed by science as well as people living in the... 1 day
Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Tokai University describe in Advanced Materials how wrapping biological tissue in a nanosheet of a particular organic material results in high-quality microscopy images. Application of the wrap prevents the sample from drying out, and... 1 day
Total Solar Eclipse Transforms Illinois Town Into a Celestial Super Bowl
SPACE.COM When it comes to total solar eclipses, "X" marks the spot for this college town, and excitement is building as people gear up for what's being... 1 day
A map of the cell's power station
PHYS.ORG Mitochondria are the cell's power stations; they transform the energy stored in nutrients for use by cells. If this function is disturbed, mitochondrial diseases can develop that often affect organs that have a high... 1 day
Scientists have synthesized new liquid-crystalline photochrom
PHYS.ORG Chemists at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, in collaboration with Czech partners, have synthesized and studied new liquid-crystal photochromic polymers. These polymers combine optical properties of liquid crystals with mechanical properties of polymers. They quickly change... 1 day
Total Solar Eclipse Transforms Illinois Town Into a Celestial Super Bowl
LIVE SCIENCE When it comes to total solar eclipses, "X" marks the spot for this college town, and excitement is building as people gear up for what's being... 1 day
Stable vaccines using microscopic crystals from cypovirus
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Cell Guidance Systems, Cambridge University and Imperial College are exploiting microscopic crystals, made by a cypovirus, to produce stable vaccines for diseases that mostly affect the world's poorest people. 1 day
Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain
MNT Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from 'hijacking'... 1 day
Study examines factors that drive people's behavior for adhering to safe infant sleeping practices
NEWS MEDICAL It is still common for infants to be placed in unsafe sleeping positions by their caregivers, report researchers from Yale... 1 day
Voice-hearers can quickly detect disguised speech patterns in ambiguous sounds
NEWS MEDICAL People who hear voices that other people can't hear may use unusual skills when their brains process new sounds, according to research led by Durham University and University... 1 day
Racial stereotypes influence perception of NFL quarterbacks
PHYS.ORG Racial stereotypes affect the public's perception of NFL quarterbacks and may, in some cases, become a self-fulfilling prophecy for black athletes, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows. 1 day
Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Tokai University describe in Advanced Materials how wrapping biological tissue in a nanosheet of a particular organic material results in high-quality microscopy images. Application of the wrap prevents the sample from drying out, and... 1 day
Binge TV viewing increasingly prevalent - poses a threat to sleep.
NEWS MEDICAL According to new research that looked at the TV viewing habits and sleep histories of 423 persons between ages of 18 and 25 years, binge watching... 1 day
astrophysicist predicts detached eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into an exotic star Astrophysicist Predicts Detached Eclipsing White Dwarfs to Merge Into an Exotic Star
ASTRO WATCH A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40... 3 days
Here's What It's Like to Be the Planetary Protection Officer at NASA
SPACE.COM John Rummel, a biology professor at East Carolina University, reflects on his experiences as NASA's planetary protection officer, a job that requires a lot... 3 days
Older smokers more likely to quit with increase in cigarette prices, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely... 3 days
UC Santa Cruz researchers fight pediatric cancer using big data
NEWS MEDICAL When you hear the words "Santa Cruz," you likely think of surf, sand and other beachside fun. It's easy to forget there is a world class research institution,... 4 days
New analysis explores promising strategies to increase living kidney donation
NEWS MEDICAL A new analysis indicates that few strategies to increase living kidney donation have been evaluated effectively; however, educational strategies targeted to recipients and their family and friends have... 4 days
Nearly 50% of parents against later school start times, despite health and learning benefits
NEWS MEDICAL Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet University of Michigan research finds parents are... 4 days
Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
PHYS.ORG A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46... 4 days
UH gets $3.3 million funding from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Houston has received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. 4 days
Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times
SCIENCE DAILY Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet recent research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays... 4 days
Citrus Fruits Were Symbols of High Social Status in Ancient Rome
SCI-NEWS.COM Citrus fruits such as citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient... 4 days
Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fast
PHYS.ORG Through analysis of volcanic tracks, Rice University geophysicists have concluded that hot spots like those that formed the Hawaiian Islands aren't moving as fast as recently thought. 4 days
Can Twitter aid disaster response? New research examines how
PHYS.ORG With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is investigating innovative ways to use that data... 4 days
Flexibility at work key to helping women maintain careers after childbirth
PHYS.ORG Flexibility in the workplace is the key to helping women maintain their career trajectory after childbirth, new research by the University of Kent has shown. 4 days
Solutal Marangoni flows of miscible liquid drive transport without surface contamination
PHYS.ORG A research team led by Hyoungsoo Kim, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at KAIST, succeeded in quantifying the phenomenon called, the Marangoni effect, which occurs at... 4 days
Spoiler alert: Computer simulations provide preview of upcoming eclipse
PHYS.ORG A research team from Predictive Science Inc. (PSI) used the Stampede2 supercomputer at The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to forecast the corona of the... 4 days
Study finds 'modest correlation' between journalists' social networks and ideology of their news content
PHYS.ORG In a new study, an interdisciplinary team of Northeastern University researchers has found a "modest correlation" between a journalist's Twitter... 4 days
New solar forecasting tool could help increase efficiency and reduce energy costs
PHYS.ORG A research group at the University of Sheffield has developed a solar forecasting service, helping to increase the efficiency of the electricity system and... 4 days
Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets confirmed for the first time
PHYS.ORG The parasite Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea in pigs, especially in newborn piglets, and is capable of quickly spreading across farms. For this... 4 days
College freshmen who weighed themselves daily lost body fat
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that female college-aged students who reported at least one period of daily self-weighing over a two-year study saw a drop in their body mass index. 4 days
Air pollution particles could make you more susceptible to infection, say scientists
NEWS MEDICAL AIR pollution could make you more vulnerable to infection, scientists at a Scots university have revealed. 4 days
New diagnostic tool uses near-infrared light to spot patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes
NEWS MEDICAL Patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis... 4 days
Researchers identify molecule that enables cell appendages to drive bodily fluid flow
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow... 4 days
WATCH: Experts say heavy backpacks are a critical issue for children
ABC NEWS As students head back to school, a pediatric sports medicine doctor discusses how heavy is too heavy when it comes to backpacks children use every day. 4 days
Scientists use standard office scanner as a tool for soil color evaluation
PHYS.ORG A scientist of the Soil Science Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and her colleagues have designed a simple technique for quantitatively characterizing... 4 days
Super-photostable fluorescent labeling agent for super-resolution microscopy
PHYS.ORG Chemists at ITbM, Nagoya University have developed a super-photostable fluorescent dye called PhoxBright 430 (PB430) to visualize cellular ultra-structure by super-resolution microscopy. The exceptional photostability of this new dye enables continuous STED imaging. With... 4 days
New biomarkers for early Lyme Disease identified
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers led by Colorado State University has developed a test to facilitate early diagnosis of Lyme Disease, which it is hoped will improved treatment outcomes. Until now, it was difficult to... 4 days
Study identifies link between e-cigarette and tobacco use in school children
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, published in the journal Tobacco Control has found a link showing that school children who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try tobacco... 4 days
AMSBIO announce sponsorship of organoid technology training course
NEWS MEDICAL AMSBIO announces its sponsorship of the 'Discovering Organoids: Establishment, Culture & Manipulation’ hands-on training course* due to be hosted at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK, on 11th and 12th September 2017. 4 days
Gliese 832 Hosts at Least Three Exoplanets, Astrophysicists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers from the Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics and the University of Texas at... 4 days
Girls have higher risk for sports-related injuries than boys
NEWS MEDICAL School is back in session and that means youth athletes are returning to the field, court or track. Parents and players beware: recent reports have shown that youth sports-related injuries... 4 days
Citrus: From luxury item to cash crop
PHYS.ORG New research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite and plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient... 4 days
Climate change and habitat conversion combine to homogenize nature
PHYS.ORG Climate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working together to homogenize nature, indicates a study in the journal Global Change Biology led by the University of California, Davis. 4 days
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering
PHYS.ORG Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades. 4 days
Researchers uncover brain mechanism that makes high risk people resilient to bipolar disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a brain mechanism in siblings of bipolar patients that makes... 4 days
Greater use of firearms linked to higher suicide rates in rural areas
NEWS MEDICAL Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state's urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the... 4 days
Drug blocked by regulators found to improve quality of life for MS patients
NEWS MEDICAL A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people... 4 days
Schoolchildren who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try tobacco
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests that teenagers who had tried an e-cigarette were almost four times more likely to start smoking a conventional cigarette within a year, when compared to... 4 days
UAB awarded $2.2 million NIH grant to address driving attention issues
NEWS MEDICAL The Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded $2.2 million by the National Institutes of Health to... 5 days
Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school
NEWS MEDICAL While we prepare our children to go back to school, parents should check and make sure their children are current on all vaccinations before the start of the... 5 days
NIH researchers unravel how male, female mouse embryos acquire sex-specific reproductive systems
NEWS MEDICAL A protein called COUP-TFII determines whether a mouse embryo develops a male reproductive tract, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues... 5 days
astrophysicists predict earth like planet in star system only 16 light years away Astrophysicists Predict Earth-Like Planet in Star System Only 16 Light Years Away
ASTRO WATCH Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light... 5 days
New gene catalog of ocean microbiome reveals surprises
PHYS.ORG Microbes dominate the planet, especially the ocean, and help support the entire marine food web. In a recent report published in Nature Microbiology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM) oceanography professor Ed... 5 days
Journalists successfully used secure computing to expose Panama Papers, researchers say
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from Clemson University, Columbia University and the University of Washington has discovered a security success in an unlikely place: the "Panama Papers." 5 days
AI implications: Engineer's model lays groundwork for machine-learning device
PHYS.ORG In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for... 5 days
Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer
PHYS.ORG By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke University researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice. 5 days
Computer scientists offer new techniques to measure social bias in software
PHYS.ORG Today, banks are increasingly using software to decide who will get a loan, courts to judge who should be denied bail, and hospitals to choose treatments... 5 days
Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts
PHYS.ORG A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice... 5 days
Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion
PHYS.ORG With more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences... 5 days
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Revolutionary electric delivery vehicle tech prototyped
Breast milk protective against bacterial infections
Nanobioelectronics to treat bacterial infection in the stomach
Boron nitride foam soaks up carbon dioxide
Video: High-flying, eye-popping drones gather data from storms
Researchers use polystyrene to make next-generation of solar panels even cheaper
Archeologists uncover new economic history of ancient Rome
Look ma, no hands: Researchers use vacuum for hands-free patterning of liquid metal
Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package
Lungs in space: research project could lead to new lung therapeutics