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Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 held
PHYS.ORG Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large... 8 hours
Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor
PHYS.ORG Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments. 19 hours
Missouri offered about $2.5 billion in incentives to Amazon
PHYS.ORG The state of Missouri offered Amazon nearly $2.5 billion in incentives spread over 10 years in its failed bid to lure the company's second headquarters to the state, according to... 19 hours
Chinese national sentenced to prison for stealing software code
PHYS.ORG A Chinese national was sentenced to five years in prison on economic espionage charges in connection with the theft of proprietary software code from a US technology company, officials said... 19 hours
Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources
PHYS.ORG Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social... 19 hours
Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years: researchers
PHYS.ORG A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned... 19 hours
Dutch shocked by call to ban EU electric pulse fishing
PHYS.ORG The black clouds hanging over the boats in Dutch ports Friday were not the remnants of wild winter gales, but harbingers of another devastating storm brewing for Dutch... 19 hours
Europe brings on charm and blue skies to lure Chinese tourists
PHYS.ORG Chinese tourists are big spenders and with the numbers visiting Europe set to soar by nearly 70 percent over the next five years, the countries of... 19 hours
Cells lacking nuclei struggle to move in 3-D environments
PHYS.ORG VIDEO University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have revealed new details of how the physical properties of the nucleus influence how cells can move around different environments -... 19 hours
Facebook 'fix' needed, early investor Roger McNamee says
PHYS.ORG Roger McNamee, founding partner of Elevation Partners and an early investor in Facebook, is making lots of noise about how to "fix" Facebook. 1 day
Dallas-based Skratch app helps busy teens find jobs in their neighborhoods
PHYS.ORG Miranda Alfaro said she's had a difficult time finding a part-time job that fits her busy academic schedule. 1 day
Superconducting X-ray laser takes shape in Silicon Valley
PHYS.ORG An area known for high-tech gadgets and innovation will soon be home to an advanced superconducting X-ray laser that stretches 3 miles in length, built by a collaboration of national laboratories. On... 1 day
Radioactivity from oil and gas wastewater persists in Pennsylvania stream sediments
PHYS.ORG More than seven years after Pennsylvania officials requested that the disposal of radium-laden fracking wastewater into surface waters be restricted, a new Duke University study finds... 1 day
SEC letter shows bitcoin funds won't happen soon, if ever
PHYS.ORG It may be a while, if ever, before investors can buy an exchange-traded fund made up of bitcoin and other digital currencies. 1 day
Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world
PHYS.ORG Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell and respond to environmental cues and dangers—especially to virulent pathogens. They do this with the aid of hundreds of membrane... 1 day
NASA bumps astronaut off space station flight in rare move
PHYS.ORG NASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency so close to launch. 1 day
Visa joins other major credit cards in getting rid of signature requirement
PHYS.ORG The days of signing the receipt after a credit card purchase are numbered. 1 day
Team takes a deep look at memristors
PHYS.ORG In the race to build a computer that mimics the massive computational power of the human brain, researchers are increasingly turning to memristors, which can vary their electrical resistance based on the memory of... 1 day
Do moon phases produce big earthquakes? Study debunks that idea
PHYS.ORG Huge earthquakes are not significantly influenced by the moon, a new study says. 1 day
Bio-renewable process could help 'green' plastic
PHYS.ORG When John Wesley Hyatt patented the first industrial plastic in 1869, his intention was to create an alternative to the elephant tusk ivory used to make piano keys. But this early plastic also sparked a revolution... 1 day
Charge order and electron localization in a molecule-based solid
PHYS.ORG Charge ordering in mixed-valence compounds, which usually contain positively charged cations in more than one formal charge state, is of crucial importance for materials science. Many functional properties of materials... 1 day
California congressman wants to ask Intel, AMD and ARM about Meltdown and Spectre
PHYS.ORG A California congressman wants to meet with the Top 3 microchip makers to better understand the implications of two security flaws that... 1 day
Workers at Apple supplier complain of unsafe conditions
PHYS.ORG For the second time in three months, Apple is facing questions about working conditions at its Chinese suppliers. 1 day
Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude earthquake
PHYS.ORG Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake—but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said. 1 day
Microsoft, Alibaba AI programs beat humans in a Stanford reading test
PHYS.ORG First, they beat us at chess. Then it was Go. Now it's basic reading comprehension. 1 day
Fanconi anemia: Insight from a green plant
PHYS.ORG Fanconi anemia is a human genetic disorder with severe effects, including an increased risk of cancer and infertility. Work in animal systems has identified many factors involved in Fanconi anemia and showed that these... 1 day
Early Trump support climbed in areas with recent Latino population growth: study
PHYS.ORG Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy in June 2015 with a bold, double-edged promise: that he would build a "great wall" on the border... 1 day
Study shows pitfalls of using the term middle class
PHYS.ORG Middle class describes an economic tier between rich and poor. It implies upward mobility and a break from poverty. 1 day
Instagram, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech
PHYS.ORG Facebook's Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said Friday. 1 day
NASA bumps astronaut off June spaceflight in rare move
PHYS.ORG NASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency so close to launch. 1 day
More self-driving tech in VW's next-generation Golf
PHYS.ORG The world's biggest carmaker Volkswagen said Friday it would stuff even more technology into the next generation of its top-selling Golf model, bringing so-called "connected driving" deeper into the mainstream. 1 day
A stopwatch for nanofluids: NIST files provisional patent for microflowmeter
PHYS.ORG The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system, about the size of a nickel, that can track... 2 days
Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent
PHYS.ORG Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday. 2 days
Climate change linked to more flowery forests, study shows
PHYS.ORG New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest. 2 days
The Pentagon built with mineralized microbes predating dinosaurs
PHYS.ORG A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found that some of the building blocks of the Pentagon and Empire State Building were made by microbes that lived up... 2 days
Real-world intercontinental quantum communications enabled by the Micius satellite
PHYS.ORG A joint China-Austria team has performed quantum key distribution between the quantum-science satellite Micius and multiple ground stations located in Xinglong (near Beijing), Nanshan (near Urumqi), and Graz (near Vienna).... 2 days
Brexit costs Britain data center for Europe's satnav system
PHYS.ORG Officials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit. 2 days
Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space
PHYS.ORG Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. 2 days
Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor
PHYS.ORG The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says a long telescopic probe has successfully captured images of some melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing crucial information for... 2 days
Hippo-y birthday to Fiona! The popular preemie is turning 1
PHYS.ORG Some days, it's more like being a Hollywood star's agent than a communications official for the zoo. That's what happens when your prematurely born hippopotamus becomes a global... 2 days
India's Reliance posts 25% rise in profits, Jio turns profitable
PHYS.ORG Indian oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries on Friday beat analyst estimates to post a 25 percent rise in consolidated net profit, aided by its telecom start-up Jio turning profitable... 2 days
Image: Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite captures northern Brazil's Marajó island
PHYS.ORG The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over part of northern Brazil's Marajó island in Pará state. 2 days
Study describes structure of herpes virus linked to Kaposi's sarcoma
PHYS.ORG UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer. 2 days
Study of distant galaxies challenges the understanding of how stars form
PHYS.ORG The most massive galaxies in our neighbourhood formed their stars billions of years ago, early in the history of the universe. At the present day, they... 2 days
Children's career aspirations limited by gender stereotypes and background
PHYS.ORG Children's career aspirations are too often based on gender stereotypes, socio-economic backgrounds and TV, film and radio, according to a report involving UCL academics. 2 days
How plants see light
PHYS.ORG Plants react sensitively to changes in their surroundings and possess the ability to adapt to them. They use the photoreceptor protein phytochrome B to see light and then regulate processes such as seed germination, seedling development, longitudinal growth and flower... 2 days
Information engine operates with nearly perfect efficiency
PHYS.ORG Physicists have experimentally demonstrated an information engine—a device that converts information into work—with an efficiency that exceeds the conventional second law of thermodynamics. Instead, the engine's efficiency is bounded by a recently proposed generalized... 2 days
Want to eat healthy? Try an eco-friendly diet
PHYS.ORG Following our annual Christmas overindulgence, many of us have set ambitious goals for the year ahead. But eating healthy shouldn't just mean cutting down on snacks; given the environmental impact of food... 2 days
Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments
PHYS.ORG VIDEO MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around... 2 days
Global warming decreases the reliability of weather forecasting tools
PHYS.ORG For Californians from Crescent City to Chula Vista, the second week of 2018 brought rain showers. Was it merely a fluke in the middle of an ongoing dry spell, or... 2 days
Cells lacking nuclei struggle to move in 3-D environments
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