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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 · 10 hours
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Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
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Scientists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
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First mushrooms appeared earlier than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 12 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
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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 · 12 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 · 12 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 · 12 hours
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Tiny price gaps cost investors billions  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Imagine standing in the grocery store, looking at a pile of bananas. On your side of the pile, the manager has posted yesterday's newspaper flyer, showing bananas at 62¢ per pound—so that's what you pay at... more
Quo vadis Antarctic bottom water?  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Ocean currents are essential for the global distribution of heat and thus also for climate on earth. For example, oxygen is transferred into the deep sea through the formation of new deep water around Antarctica. Weddell Sea sourced... more
Signals from inside the Earth: Borexino experiment releases new data on geoneutrinos  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Scientists involved in the Borexino collaboration have presented new results for the measurement of neutrinos originating from the interior of the Earth. The elusive... more
Residues in fingerprints hold clues to their age  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Police have long relied on the unique whorls, loops or arches encoded in fingerprints to identify suspects. However, they have no way to tell how long ago those prints were left behind—information... more
Preventing, healing tooth decay with a bioactive peptide  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
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Mapping the path of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Since 1880, the Earth's temperature has risen by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit and is predicted to continue rising, according to the NASA Global Climate Change website. Scientists are actively seeking to understand this change and its effect... more
The color of your clothing can impact wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 13 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
How dams and climate change are choking Asia's great lake  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
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Genetic identification of human remains from the Spanish Civil War and the dictatorship  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
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Earthquake catalog shows complex rupturing during 2019 Ridgecrest sequence  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
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Engineers develop recipe to dramatically strengthen body armor  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
According to ancient lore, Genghis Khan instructed his horsemen to wear silk vests underneath their armor to better protect themselves against an onslaught of arrows during battle. Since the time of Khan,... more
Canberra astronomer becomes first Australian to win major US science award in 133 years  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Lisa Kewley has transformed our understanding of the early years of the Universe, the development of galaxies, and what happens... more
Sustainability claims about rubber don't stick  PHYS.ORG · 13 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 · 13 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
Study shines light on spread of Candida auris  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Candida auris is capable of forming high burden biofilms, which may help explain why this fungal pathogen is spreading in hospitals worldwide, according to a study published this week in mSphere, an... more
New survey results reveal the experts and public's attitude towards gene-edited crops  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Experts' interest in utilizing gene editing for breeding crops has seen revolutionary growth. Meanwhile, people's awareness of food safety has also been increasing. To... more
Acousto-optic modulation of photonic bound state in the continuum  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Applying bound states in the continuum (BICs) in photonic integrated circuits enables low-loss light guidance and routing in low-refractive-index waveguides on high-refractive-index substrates. Here, we demonstrate high-quality integrated lithium niobate... more
Scientists take the first step towards extending the Standard Model in physics  PHYS.ORG · 13 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
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Mathematicians, physicists, and materials experts might not spring to mind as the first people to consult about whether you are brewing your coffee right. But a team of such researchers... more
Coating helps electronics stay cool by sweating  PHYS.ORG · 15 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 · 15 hours
New astronomy research from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) suggests giant planets could form around small stars much faster than previously... more
Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don't survive  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
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Physicists trap light in nanoresonators for record time  PHYS.ORG · 15 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
Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Permafrost, the perennially frozen subsoil in Earth's northernmost regions, has been collecting and storing plant and animal matter since long before the last Ice Age. The... more
New models reveal inner complexity of Saturn moon  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A Southwest Research Institute team developed a new geochemical model that reveals that carbon dioxide (CO2) from within Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, may be controlled by chemical reactions at its... more
Does anything Australians do on climate change matter?  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
As unprecedented bushfires continue to ravage the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his government have been rightly criticized for their reluctance to talk about the underlying drivers of this crisis. Yet... more
Ecologist uses scientific approach to rank world's worst problems in new book  PHYS.ORG · 16 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
Wildfire risk can be reduced with agroforestry  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
New pan-European research has found that proactive land management with agroforestry—mixing livestock and trees—reduces the risk of wildfires occurring in European Mediterranean areas. more
Researchers slash pre-drug screening time from years to days  PHYS.ORG · 16 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
Fighting microbes with microbes  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The intestinal commensal microbial community (or microbiota) is composed of several microorganisms that, among other functions, are beneficial for the protection against infectious agents. When the microbiota is altered many bacteria are lost, compromising the protective ability and enabling invasion... more
How climate-related weather conditions disrupt power plants and affect people  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
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