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Why mass shootings don't lead to gun control  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
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Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
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New book traces expeditions to test Einstein's theory of relativity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
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Triple negative breast cancer develop resistance to chemotherapy by turning on molecular pathway  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
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Fish under threat release chemicals to warn others of danger  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Study: Infamous 'death roll' almost universal among crocodile species  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Cell-killing proteins suppress listeria without killing cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Ginkgo seed extracts show antibacterial activity on skin pathogens  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Columbine survivors helping others affected by massacres  ABC NEWS · 3 days
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New satellite data sets reveal flood risk for vulnerable populations  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists from the University of Bristol have modelled the likelihood of flooding in some of the world's most hazardous zones to an unparalleled degree of accuracy. more
Researchers hunt for 17th century 'witch bottles'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Mental health care is a deep challenge after mass shootings  ABC NEWS · 3 days
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OSIRIS Image Viewer makes available all images of Rosetta's comet 67P  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Lithium detected in an ancient star gives new clues for Big Bang nucleosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (UK) have detected lithium (Li) in the ancient... more
Toyota hybrids drive over 60% of the time in zero emissions mode, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Lab-to-market study explores success  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Breakthrough research to revolutionise internet communication  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of University of Otago/Dodd-Walls Centre scientists have created a novel device that could enable the next generation of faster, more energy efficient internet. Their breakthrough results have been published in the world's premiere scientific... more
New study shows people used natural dyes to color their clothing thousands of years ago  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Even thousands of years ago, people wore clothing with colourful patterns made from plant and animal-based dyes. Chemists... more
New automated biological sample analysis systems to accelerate disease detection  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Professor Thomas Gervais of Polytechnique Montréal and his students Pierre-Alexandre Goyette and Étienne Boulais, in partnership with the team led by Professor David Juncker of McGill University, have... more
Not now, not ever: Working with domestic violence  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A textbook designed to prepare students to work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence has been published by a University of Queensland researcher. more
Researchers develop new variant of Maxwell's demon at nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Maxwell's demon is a machine proposed by James Clerk Maxwell in 1897. The hypothetical machine would use thermal fluctuations to obtain energy, apparently violating the second principle of thermodynamics. Now,... more
Scientists revive pig brain cells four hours after death, providing hope for stroke patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In a breakthrough research study, scientists at Yale University have restored cellular activity in the brains of dead pigs. more
How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research from the University of East Anglia reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for the destruction of the potent global warming and ozone-depleting gas... more
Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Paleontologists at Ohio University have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear,... more
'We don't get over it': Pain of mass shootings stretches on  ABC NEWS · 3 days
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In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe... more
Study identifies how enterococci bacteria cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study led by a research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant... more
Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death  REUTERS · 4 days
Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs' brains hours... more
Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon... more
School shootings draw attention to officers' mental health  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Twenty years after Columbine, the effects of trauma experienced by law enforcement authorities who respond to school shootings are still largely unknown, but the mental health care available to them is making... more
Forecasting contagious ideas: 'Infectivity' models accurately predict tweet lifespan  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Estimating tweet infectivity from the first 50 retweets is the key to predicting whether a tweet will go viral, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE on April... more
Researchers improve method to recycle and renew used cathodes from lithium-ion batteries  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. The new process... more
Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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New eDNA technology used to quickly assess coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Department of Biology have developed a technique for measuring the amount of living coral on a reef by analyzing DNA in small... more
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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School bullying increases chances of mental health issues and unemployment in later life  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life. more
Life-threatening foot disease found in endangered huemul deer in Chile  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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Post-Columbine, attitudes toward officer trauma slowly shift  ABC NEWS · 4 days
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Is one toe really better than three? How horse' legs evolved for travel rather than speed  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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Trauma for cops after school shootings is largely unstudied  ABC NEWS · 4 days
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Solar panel demand causing spike in worldwide silver prices  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Rising demand for solar panels is having a major effect on the worldwide price of silver, which could lead to solar panel production costs becoming far higher in the future,... more
How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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Stanford clears faculty members in gene-edited baby inquiry  ABC NEWS · 4 days
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World-record quantum computing result for Sydney teams  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A world-record result in reducing errors in semiconductor 'spin qubits', a type of building block for quantum computers, has been achieved using the theoretical work of quantum physicists at the University of Sydney Nano... more
Army researchers identify new way to improve cybersecurity  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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Researchers Create 3D-Printed Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
A team of scientists at Tel Aviv University, Israel, has 3D-printed the first vascularized engineered heart using a human patient’s... more
Tailor-made materials with ultrafast connections  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Through magic twist angles and unique energy states, it is possible to design tailor-made, atomically thin materials that could be invaluable for future electronics. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Regensburg University in Germany have... more
Researchers use noise data to increase reliability of quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new technique by researchers at Princeton University, University of Chicago and IBM significantly improves the reliability of quantum computers by harnessing data about the noisiness of operations... more
Predicting electricity demands  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Research published in the International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy shows how a neural network can be trained with a genetic algorithm to forecasting short-term demands on electricity load. Chawalit Jeenanunta and Darshana Abeyrathna of Thammasat University, in Thani,... more
Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Dr. Alan Jamieson, Chief Scientist on the Five Deeps Expedition and a senior lecturer at Newcastle University, UK, was part of the team to reach one of the most isolated points on the planet:... more
Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A research group from Tohoku University has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain. more
Researchers develop the next generation of endoscopy technology  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Biotechnologists, physicists, and medical researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed technology for microscopic imaging in living organisms. A miniaturised multi-photon microscope, which could be used in an endoscope in future, excites... more
Victims of bullying have greater chances of mental health problems, unemployment in later life  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life. more
Rhinos, Gomphotheres, Camels, Horses, Antelopes and Alligators Lived in Ancient ‘Texas Serengeti’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Dr. Steven May, a paleontology research associate at the University of Texas at Austin, has studied and identified an extensive collection of fossils from... more
What's happened to all the plastic rubbish in the Indian Ocean?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world's biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody seems to... more
Researchers look to extend shelf life of nutritious vegetables  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
While helping small farms in Alabama, researchers at The University of Alabama and the University of West Alabama hope to provide agricultural solutions that assist a class of nutritious vegetables... more
Evidence of another possible planet orbiting Proxima Centauri  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers studying the nearest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, has found possible evidence of a second planet in its system. Team members Fabio Del Sordo with the... more
Researchers discover 'ghostly' signs of a mysterious new mineral  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international research team including Curtin University scientists has documented the 'ghost' of an undiscovered mineral at two ancient meteorite impact craters. more
Study finds changing dissolved organic carbon in Maine lakes key to maintaining drinking water quality  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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Scientists crack the code to regenerate plant tissues  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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Powerful particles and tugging tides may affect extraterrestrial life  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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Researchers from Drexel University and Trinity College in Ireland, have created ink for an inkjet printer from a highly conductive type of two-dimensional material called MXene. Recent findings, published in Nature Communications, suggest that... more
On American hard drives, the most accurate 3-D model of Notre-Dame  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
At Vassar College in the United States, a university team gathered the week before the devastating fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris to plan an ambitious... more
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