An ancient relative of humans shows a surprisingly modern trait  PHYS.ORG · 26 minutes
A relative of modern humans that lived at least 104,000 years ago in northern China showed evidence of dental growth and development very similar to that of people... more
Water, not temperature, limits global forest growth as climate warms  PHYS.ORG · 26 minutes
The growth of forest trees all over the world is becoming more water-limited as the climate warms, according to new research from an international team that includes University... more
Full carbonate chemistry at the site of calcification in a tropical coral  PHYS.ORG · 26 minutes
Coral reefs are made up of massive calcium carbonate skeletons. A new study, published in Science Advances on January 16th 2019, reveals insights into... more
Marine mammals and sea turtles recovering after Endangered Species Act protection  PHYS.ORG · 26 minutes
More than three-quarters of marine mammal and sea turtle populations have significantly increased after listing of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to a study... more
Ozaena ground beetles likely parasitize ants throughout their life cycle  PHYS.ORG · 26 minutes
Ozaena ground beetles likely have anatomical adaptations enabling them to parasitize ant nests throughout their life cycle, according to a study published January 16, 2019 in the open-access... more
Gut bacteria make key amino acids dispensable, expanding food options for invasive flies  PHYS.ORG · 26 minutes
Fruit flies fed antibiotics to supress their gut microbiome are forced to avoid the best food patches if they lack vital amino... more
Researchers set standards for models in biodiversity assessments  PHYS.ORG · 26 minutes
Over the past 20 years, more than 6000 studies have used one of the most common classes of biodiversity modeling, species distribution models (SDMs). Over half of the studies using SDMs sought... more
Ready for the Galaxy S10? Samsung to host 'Unpacked' press event on Feb. 20  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Ten years ago, Samsung unveiled its very first Galaxy smartphone. On Feb. 20 at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium,... more
High-speed supernova reveals earliest moments of a dying star  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
An international team of scientists, including astronomers from the Universities of Leicester, Bath and Warwick, have found evidence for the existence of a 'hot cocoon' of material enveloping a relativistic... more
Scientists discover novel process to convert visible light into infrared light  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Columbia University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from Harvard, have succeeded in developing a chemical process to convert infrared energy into visible light, allowing innocuous radiation... more
Proteins use a lock and key system to bind to DNA  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
You can think of DNA as a string of letters—As, Cs, Ts, and Gs—that together spell out the information needed for the construction and function of... more
How stem cells self-organize in the developing embryo  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Embryonic development is a process of profound physical transformation, one that has challenged researchers for centuries. How do genes and molecules control forces and tissue stiffness to orchestrate the emergence of form... more
Ford forecasts $112 mn Q4 loss amid restructuring costs  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Ford said Wednesday it expected to post a $112 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2018 as the automaker implements a massive restructuring in the United States and Europe. more
Most parents say hands-on, intensive parenting is best  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, regardless of education, income or race. more
Fiery sighting: A new physics of eruptions that damage fusion experiments  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Sudden bursts of heat that can damage the inner walls of tokamak fusion experiments are a hurdle that operators of the facilities must overcome. Such bursts,... more
Urbanization may hold key to tiger survival  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A new WCS-led study published in the journal Biological Conservation says the future of tigers in Asia is linked the path of demographic transition—for humans. The study marks the first-of-its-kind analysis that overlays human... more
Researchers explore benefits of immersive technology for soldiers  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The emergence of next generation virtual and augmented reality devices like the Oculus Rift and Microsoft HoloLens has increased interest in using mixed reality to simulate training, enhance command and control, and... more
New AI can detect urinary tract infections  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
New AI developed at the University of Surrey could identify and help reduce one of the top causes of hospitalisation for people living with dementia: urinary tract infections (UTI). more
New study finds evidence of changing seasons, rain on Titan's north pole  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
An image from the international Cassini spacecraft provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons. The rainfall... more
Drones shown to make traffic crash site assessments safer, faster and more accurate  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Idling in a long highway line of slowed or stopped traffic on a busy highway can be more than an inconvenience for... more
Teach kids about climate change? This state might require it  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction on climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school. more
House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Several House Republicans are asking T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users' cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. more
Final winter Detroit auto show a shadow of its former self  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
As row upon row of automakers' latest models gleam in the bright lights of the Detroit auto show, the exhibitors ready to greet industry insiders and... more
Simple rules predict and explain biological mutualism  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Scientists have long employed relatively simple guidelines to help explain the physical world, from Newton's second law of motion to the laws of thermodynamics. more
'Statistics anxiety' is real, and new research suggests targeted ways to handle it  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Have you ever been stressed out by the idea of doing math or statistics problems? You're not alone. more
What future for Renault after Ghosn scandal?  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Behind bars in Japan, Carlos Ghosn has already been stripped of his leadership roles at Nissan and Mitsubishi—leaving questions for Renault, the third carmaker in their alliance, over who should steer the French company... more
Nudging does not necessarily improve decisions  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Nudging, the concept of influencing people's behavior without imposing rules, bans or coercion, is an idea that government officials and marketing specialists alike are keen to harness, and itis often viewed as a one-size-fits-all solution. Now,... more
Researchers discover black hole in our galaxy spinning rapidly around itself  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A University of Southampton-led project has shown a black hole spinning near its maximum possible rate around its axis. more
Researchers establish principles for transmitting light-delivered data via nonreciprocal circuits  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
The development of fiber optics technology has been indispensable to increasing the speed at which information is delivered over large distances by relying on light to carry information... more
Ford forecasts Q4 $112 mn loss amid restructuring costs  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Ford said Wednesday it expects to post a $112 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2018 as the automaker implements a massive restructuring in the United States and Europe. more
Fiserv buys First Data for $22B, creating fintech giant  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Fiserv is buying First Data in a $22 billion all-stock deal, creating a giant player in the payments and financial technology sector. more
Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two ingredients that could be harmful to coral reefs. more
Global carbon tax may be more feasible than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
A recent large survey conducted in five countries, published today in Nature, shows a consistently high level of support for a global carbon tax among the general public,... more
Toward a circular economy: Tackling the plastics recycling problem  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Why has the world continued to increase consumption of plastic materials when at the same time, environmental and human health concerns over their use have grown? more
Ammonia synthesis through electroreduction of nitrogen on black phosphorus nanosheets  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
More than 100 years after the introduction of the Haber–Bosch process, scientists continue to search for alternative ammonia production routes that are less energy demanding. Chinese scientists have... more
Waiting for the complete rupture  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Nepal was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 in 2015, but the country may still face the threat of much stronger temblor. This is the conclusion reached by ETH researchers based on a new model... more
Map of chemicals in jellyfish could be the future to protecting UK waters and marine life  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed maps of chemicals found in jellyfish which could... more
Himalayan winds play role in cloud and moisture transport, water redistribution  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Around 1 billion people depend on water resources originating from the Hindu-Kush Karakoram Himalayan region, attributable to both rainfall and melting of snow and ice. more
Mathematical model can improve our knowledge on cancer  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, have developed a new mathematical tool to characterize what happens when cells lose their polarity (direction) in diseases such as cancer. The result... more
Warning to Davos: world 'sleep-walking' into climate disaster  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The risks of catastrophic weather and flooding from climate change top the list of concerns for business leaders heading into next week's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. more
Drilling deep for clues on earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Lingering motion sickness is one of the occupational hazards of working at sea off the coast of Japan for three weeks. Hiroki Sone can attest to that, having spent part of the fall 2018 semester on... more
Understanding insulators with conducting edges  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Insulators that are conducting at their edges hold promise for interesting technological applications. However, until now their characteristics have not been fully understood. Physicists at Goethe University have now modelled what are known as topological insulators with the... more
Offices are too hot or too cold – is there a better way to control room temperature?  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
In any office, home or other shared space, there's almost always someone who's too... more
Image: Parachute for planetfall  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Testing a candidate design for a subsonic parachute to slow a future mission to Mars inside Canada's National Research Council wind tunnel, in Ottawa. more
Extracting functional mitochondria using microfluidics devices  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Mitochondria are dynamic, bioenergetic intracellular organelles, responsible for energy production via ATP production during respiration. They are involved in key cellular metabolic tasks that regulate vital physiological responses of cells, including cell signaling, cell differentiation and... more
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