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Why ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Keeps Getting Banned
HISTORY Biloxi, Mississippi, will remove the book from school curriculums. 3 hours
Father's diet before sex could contribute to changes in the offspring’s health, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, conducted by the University of Cincinnati (UC) biology professors Michal Polak and Joshua Benoit, suggests that a... 5 hours
Attending a middle vs. a K-8 school matters for student outcomes
PHYS.ORG Students who attend a middle school compared to a K-8 school are likely to have a lower perception of their reading skills, finds a new study... 6 hours
Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming
PHYS.ORG A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to... 6 hours
Some faiths more likely to turn to religion for answers to science
PHYS.ORG When it comes to seeking answers to questions about science, evangelical and black Protestants and Mormons are more likely than the general population to... 6 hours
BU professor receives $693,695 award to understand risk factors linked to gun injuries
NEWS MEDICAL Bindu Kalesan, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, is the recipient of a three-year, $693,695 award from the... 6 hours
BU researcher wins NIH award for research on molecular mechanism of senile cardiac amyloidosis
NEWS MEDICAL Lawreen H. Connors, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine, is... 6 hours
Vibrating nanoparticles interact: Placing nanodisks in groups can change their vibrational frequencies
PHYS.ORG Like a tuning fork struck with a mallet, tiny gold nanodisks can be made to vibrate at resonant frequencies when struck by light. In... 7 hours
During crisis, exposure to conflicting information and stress linked, studies find
PHYS.ORG Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and those who rely on text messages or social... 7 hours
Researchers Uncover New Antibiotic Resistance Genes
SCI-NEWS.COM Chalmers University of Technology Professor Erik Kristiansson and co-authors have identified over 70 new metallo-β-lactamase genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. “Metallo-β-lactamases... 7 hours
Studies Skewed By Focus On Well-Off, Educated Brains
NPR What does a "normal" brain look like? Something a lot different when researchers make sure that study participants reflect the race, education and income levels of the U.S. at large. 8 hours
Women in science ask fewer questions than men, according to new research
PHYS.ORG Stereotypes suggest that women love to talk, with some studies even finding that women say three times as much as men. But, new research... 8 hours
Powering up fat cells could help acute myeloid leukemia patients
NEWS MEDICAL Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, according to a new study from McMaster University. 8 hours
Majority overestimates US gay population, could influence gay rights policies
PHYS.ORG The public tends to overestimate the American gay and lesbian population, and those who do so are less likely to support equal rights measures, according to a new... 9 hours
Gold origin confirmed with first ever gravitational wave sighting
PHYS.ORG Gold's origin in the Universe has finally been confirmed, after a gravitational wave source was seen and heard for the first time ever by an international collaboration of researchers, with... 10 hours
Nanoantenna arrays power a new generation of fluorescence-based sensors
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Bedfordshire, in collaboration with multinational company ABB, have designed and tested a series of plasmonic nanoantenna arrays that could lead to the development... 10 hours
3Q: Scott Hughes on cosmic distances and the future of gravitational wave astronomy
MIT Professor of physics describes our understanding of the expansion of the universe through “standard sirens.” 10 hours
Bite on this: Researcher finds alligators eat sharks
PHYS.ORG Jaws, beware! Alligators may be coming for you, according to a Kansas State University researcher. 11 hours
Report identifies factors associated with harassment, abuse in academic fieldwork
PHYS.ORG College students considering careers in fields like archaeology or geology that require extensive work at remote field sites might want to find out how potential supervisors and advisers... 11 hours
Endogenous infection marker can help guide antibiotic use
NEWS MEDICAL The endogenous infection marker procalcitonin can help to guide the use of antibiotics when treating infections. The course of antibiotic therapy is shortened, and its side effects and mortality rate also decrease,... 11 hours
Gamma-ray burst detection just what OSU researchers exclusively predicted
PHYS.ORG More than a month before a game-changing detection of a short gamma-ray burst - a finding announced today - scientists at Oregon State University predicted such a discovery would occur. 11 hours
Major advance in nanopore detection of peptides and proteins
PHYS.ORG Nanopore technology, which is used to sequence DNA, is cheap, hand-held and works in the jungle and in space. The use of this technology to identify peptides or proteins is... 11 hours
Astronomers identify new asynchronous short period polar
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers led by Gagik H. Tovmassian of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has uncovered new details into the nature of a cataclysmic variable known as IGR J19552+0044. New... 13 hours
Sleep duration may affect the integrity of sperm DNA
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. In the study of 2020 semen samples provided by 796 male volunteers from... 13 hours
Researchers to investigate cellular changes leading to development of glioblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most common of malign brain tumors in adults, and it currently has no cure. Now a research team led by Dr Claudia Barros, from the... 13 hours
Fungicides and antidepressants in rivers alter the swimming and feeding behaviour of aquatic animals
PHYS.ORG Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemical products in rivers including fungicides to antidepressants can change the swimming and feeding behaviours... 14 hours
Researchers advance characterization, purification of nanotube wires and films
PHYS.ORG To make continuous, strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, it's best to start with long nanotubes, according to scientists at Rice University. 14 hours
Shedding light on dark markets
PHYS.ORG Trading of shares and other financial instruments on decentralised or "dark" markets has no effect on the transparency of price information or the way in which those prices are determined, according to new research by the University of... 15 hours
An intelligent digital assistant will lead to smarter programming
PHYS.ORG IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri are two examples of computing systems that help us analyse information and find answers. Scientists at Linnaeus University have developed a system that similarly helps... 15 hours
Scientists Identify New Molecular Pathway that Controls Aging
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has discovered a conserved molecular pathway that... 15 hours
Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complicated genetic history of Asia
PHYS.ORG The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity... 15 hours
A range of substances with antitumor properties synthesized
PHYS.ORG Scientists from RUDN University have synthesized a number of new cytotoxic substances that can damage cells. The results of the study could be used in cancer therapy. The compounds were obtained by... 15 hours
Researchers turn a critical eye on safety, anxiety, and how they're shaping society
PHYS.ORG Jean and John Comaroff, professors in the Departments of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, divide their teaching and research... 15 hours
Ireland closes schools as rare hurricane approaches
PHYS.ORG Ireland has ordered all schools to close Monday as the country braces for an "unprecedented storm" with the arrival of Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean. 19 hours
When lemons give you life: Herpetofauna adaptation to citrus orchards in Belize
PHYS.ORG Natural habitat areas exhibit similar abundances and diversity of herpetofauna as citrus orchards and reclaimed orchard forests in Stann Creek, Belize, reports a comparative... 19 hours
Daily five-minute conversation improves hospitalized patients’ satisfaction with care
NEWS MEDICAL As hospitals seek to improve inpatient satisfaction, one effective way takes only a few minutes and no expensive equipment. A study at the University of Virginia School of Medicine recently found that... 19 hours
Scientists validate biomarker indicative of brain cancer patient's prognosis and drug response
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sema4, and collaborating institutions including Colorado State University and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center reported... 19 hours
New antibiotic resistance genes found
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and the... 19 hours
Researchers identify several previously unknown antibiotic resistance genes
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. 20 hours
Doctor's research could buy time for snake bite victims
ABC NEWS A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites 1 day
astronomers find potential solution into how planets form Astronomers Find Potential Solution into How Planets Form
ASTRO WATCH A new study by an international team of scientists, led by Stefan Kraus from the University of Exeter, has given... 2 days
Research aims to raise awareness of higher rate of testicular cancer in patients with DS
NEWS MEDICAL Research by Jue Wang, MD, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital... 3 days
Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Health System have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and... 3 days
MRI brain scans can reveal MS risk in children before clinical symptoms appear
NEWS MEDICAL By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come... 3 days
intense storms batter saturn s largest moon Intense Storms Batter Saturn’s Largest Moon
ASTRO WATCH Titan, the largest of Saturn’s more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, according to research by a team of UCLA planetary scientists and... 3 days
German researchers resign from Elsevier journals in push for nationwide open access
Science Magazine German libraries and universities want all German-authored papers to be freely available worldwide 3 days
Australia and America: A Partnership for the Space Age
SPACE.COM Today, Australians and Americans have an opportunity to go beyond symbolic (albeit powerful) gestures; together, we can enlighten the minds and expand the horizons of teachers and students from Adelaide... 3 days
New model predicts how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes, genetic mutations
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond... 3 days
MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia announced it is expanding efforts to educate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists on treatment options that reduce or eliminate the need for opioids during and after... 3 days
World Bank: 1.1 bn people 'invisible', lacking official identity
PHYS.ORG Over 1.1 billion people mainly in Asia and Africa lack official proof of identity that would get them access to public health care, education and finance, according to the World... 3 days
Deterring drones from ballparks and botanical gardens
PHYS.ORG To study how an outdoor public space might shoo away unwanted drone aircraft, researchers from Duke University are teaming up with the Durham Bulls and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens to develop a set... 3 days
baby mind born at cern now ready to move to japan Baby MIND born at CERN now ready to move to Japan
CERN Stefania Pandolfi Baby MIND under test on the T9 beamline at the Proton Synchrotron... 3 days
On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic waves
PHYS.ORG Combining computer observations and simulations, a new model shows that the presence of neutrals in the gas facilitates the magnetic fields to penetrate through the surface of the Sun producing... 3 days
Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study has also... 3 days
baby mind born at cern now moving to japan Baby MIND born at CERN now moving to Japan
CERN Stefania Pandolfi Baby MIND under test on the T9 beamline at the Proton Synchrotron experimental hall in the... 3 days
3-D atomic structure of TRPML1 ion channel published
PHYS.ORG UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers today published a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans. The work marks the... 3 days
Researchers develop 4-in-1 smart utilities plant custom-made for tropical climate
PHYS.ORG A research breakthrough achieved by a team led by Associate Professor Ernest Chua from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering... 3 days
Sounding out women for a career in the audio industry
PHYS.ORG Women will take a major step forward in the electronic music industry thanks to pioneering projects underway at Lancaster University. 3 days
Researchers create digital objects from incomplete 3-D data
PHYS.ORG Using special cameras, it is now possible to capture real objects digitally. Nonetheless, they run into trouble if for example some parts are hidden by others. Computer scientists from the Max Planck... 3 days
Study helps understand basic mechanisms of mitochondrial DNA maintenance
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have discovered a novel mechanism safeguarding mitochondrial DNA. The study, published in PNAS earlier this week, was carried out in close collaboration with... 3 days
Astronomers Spot Planet-Eating Star 326 Light-Years Away
SCI-NEWS.COM A research team led by Princeton University astrophysicists has discovered a co-moving pair of bright Sun-like stars, HD 240430 and HD 240429,... 3 days
Model predicts how E. coli bacteria adapt under stress
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work... 4 days
Higher vitamin D dosing decreases risk of premature infants having low bone density
NEWS MEDICAL Results of a University of Nebraska Medical Center study published in the Oct. 10 issue of PLOS ONE, found if the standard... 4 days
Structural decomposition of decadal climate prediction errors
PHYS.ORG Climatologists and statisticians of Ca' Foscari University of Venice have elaborated a method to accurately estimate systematic errors affecting decadal climate predictions. The proposed method promises great progress toward the achievement of reliable near-term... 4 days
Contests for female attention turns males into better performers—in fruit flies
PHYS.ORG Giving females an opportunity to choose the male they mate with leads to the evolution of better performing males, according to new research into the behaviour... 4 days
augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of researchers in the GIPSA-Lab (CNRS/Université Grenoble Alpes/Grenoble INP) and at INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes has developed a system that can display the movements of tongues in real time. Captured using an ultrasound probe placed... 4 days
New x-ray analysis methodology reveals structure of disordered protein
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The University of Notre Dame have shown that disordered proteins have a structure very close to what would be expected for a truly random structure using a novel... 4 days
McGill researchers discover new cellular mechanism in Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer's disease. 4 days
A single photon reveals quantum entanglement of 16 million atoms
PHYS.ORG Quantum theory predicts that a vast number of atoms can be entangled and intertwined by a very strong quantum relationship, even in a macroscopic structure. Until now, however,... 4 days
3-D printing of aircraft parts out of titanium
PHYS.ORG Physicists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are currently working to create hydrogen-resistant products out of titanium alloys based on additive manufacturing. The production of metal products using the technology ensures less material consumption... 4 days
The Atlantic sturgeon's sojourn
PHYS.ORG Atlantic sturgeon that summer in Maine's Penobscot River estuary can be found in the fall and winter in waters as far away as Nova Scotia and New York City, according to a seven-year University of Maine study of the fish... 4 days
Fertilizers adjust nitrogen cycle of prairie plants, according to new study
PHYS.ORG Excess nitrogen gives an advantage to early season plants in Midwestern prairies, leading to further changes in prairie ecosystems, according to a recently published study from... 4 days
How molecular riboswitches work in bacteria
PHYS.ORG Many bacteria have molecular control elements via which they can switch genes on and off. These riboswitches also open up new options in the development of antibiotics or the detection and decomposition of environmental toxins. Researchers... 4 days
Dutch researchers construct ecosystem of the future
PHYS.ORG Can biodiversity provide insurance against the potentially harmful effects of climate change? And do decreases in biodiversity eliminate this insurance? To tackle these burning questions, the Ecology and Biodiversity research group at Utrecht University... 4 days
Wildfires create worst air quality in San Francisco Bay Area
PHYS.ORG Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco has sank air quality level in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as some of China's smog-choked cities,... 4 days
MD Anderson researchers chosen for national effort to expand reach of cancer immunotherapy
NEWS MEDICAL A major national effort to expand the reach of cancer immunotherapy to benefit more patients will draw upon the expertise of a... 4 days
Researchers use mixed realty viewer to visualize complex biological networks in 3D
NEWS MEDICAL They call it the "hairy ball." It's an unflattering name for two-dimensional representations of a complex biological network, a depiction of a system of... 4 days
New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for disease
PHYS.ORG Determining how proteins function on a molecular level is crucial to understanding the underlying basis for disease. Now scientists at the University of Notre Dame are one step... 4 days
Poverty factors, employment have negative implications for exclusive breast feeding in Haiti
NEWS MEDICAL New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability... 4 days
Converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water, electricity
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity.... 4 days
Researchers make headway in desalination technology
PHYS.ORG Engineers at the University of Illinois have taken a step forward in developing a saltwater desalination process that is potentially cheaper than reverse osmosis and borrows from battery technology. In their study, the researchers are focusing... 4 days
Scientists one step closer to unraveling mystery of how intrinsically disordered proteins work
NEWS MEDICAL Determining how proteins function on a molecular level is crucial to understanding the underlying basis for disease. Now scientists at the University... 4 days
Researchers find multiple new mutations linked to autism in children but not their parents
NEWS MEDICAL Most cases of autism appear to be associated with the appearance of new mutations that are not inherited from the... 4 days
Higher level of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes linked to better survival for ovarian cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL A group of international cancer researchers led by investigators from Mayo Clinic and University of New South Wales Sydney has found that... 4 days
USC discovery may one day lead to new therapies for liver cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A Keck School of Medicine of USC research team has identified how cancer stem cells survive. This finding may one day lead to new... 4 days
Salk scientists receive $2.5 million funding to conduct pancreatic cancer clinical study
NEWS MEDICAL Salk Professor and HHMI Investigator Ronald Evans has been awarded $2.5 million by Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) as part of a multi-institution team... 4 days
UC biologists find link between paternal diet and offspring’s health
NEWS MEDICAL Doctors long have stressed the importance of good nutrition for expectant mothers. Now biologists at the University of Cincinnati say the father's diet could play a similar role... 4 days
scientists discover one of the most luminous new stars ever Scientists Discover One of the Most Luminous ‘New Stars’ Ever
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have announced that they have discovered possibly the most luminous ‘new star’ ever – a... 4 days
Evolution of skin color, taming rice thrice, and peering into baby brains
Science Magazine This week we hear stories about a new brain imaging technique for newborns, recently uncovered evidence on rice domestication on three continents, and why... 4 days
Brain stimulation is effective way to improve endurance performance, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL Research by the University of Kent into the effects of brain stimulation on athletes' performance has demonstrated that it is an effective way to improve endurance. 4 days
Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism
NEWS MEDICAL Recent research discoveries in the development of brain disorders could pave the way to new therapies for treating seizures, and even some... 4 days
Taming the hairy ball: Scientists use mixed reality to explore complex biological networks
PHYS.ORG VIDEO They call it the "hairy ball." It's an unflattering name for two-dimensional representations of a complex biological network, a depiction of a... 4 days
3-D packaging of DNA regulates cell identity
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The fundamental mechanisms governing how cells form an identity such as becoming a muscle cell or a nerve cell are not fully understood. Multiple diseases, including cancer, have been linked to cells going down... 4 days
Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive clot-dissolving medication have higher risk of death
NEWS MEDICAL Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according... 4 days
Spotting the spin of the Majorana fermion under the microscope
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Princeton University have detected a unique quantum property of an elusive particle notable for behaving simultaneously like matter and antimatter. The particle, known as the Majorana... 4 days
Watching plant photosynthesis... from space
PHYS.ORG VIDEO University of Sydney and NASA researchers have developed a revolutionary new technique to image plant photosynthesis using satellite-based remote-sensing, with potential applications in climate change monitoring. 4 days
The ghosts of HeLa: How cell line misidentification contaminates the scientific literature
PHYS.ORG For decades, immortal cells such as the famous HeLa cells have been contaminating other cell cultures in the lab. As a result, scientific studies... 4 days
Researchers uncover enzyme behind immune cell response
NEWS MEDICAL Monash University researchers have revealed the role played by an enzyme that is pivotal to the process of clearing infection in the body. 4 days
New study examines link between sleep and weight management
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by sleep experts at Loughborough University is examining how sleep and weight management are related. 4 days
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