Scientists discover one of world's oldest bird species at Waipara, New Zealand  PHYS.ORG · 23 minutes
The ancestor of some of the largest flying birds ever has been found in Waipara, North Canterbury. more
Rare 10 million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Near an old mining town in Central Europe, known for its picturesque turquoise-blue quarry water, lay Rudapithecus. For 10 million years, the fossilized ape waited in Rudabánya, Hungary,... more
UM study abroad students fuel understanding of gaps in conservation data  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Animals around the globe face rising extinction rates, but there is often a lack of data about the causes of population declines, as well as ecological... more
Huge volcano on Jupiter's moon Io erupts on regular schedule  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Volcanic eruptions are difficult to predict, but observations have shown the largest and most powerful volcano on Io, a large moon of Jupiter, has been erupting on a... more
North Atlantic haddock use magnetic compass to guide them  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
A new study found that the larvae of haddock, a commercially important type of cod, have a magnetic compass to find their way at sea. The findings showed that haddock... more
Team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting the final... more
Youth activism is on the rise around the globe, says author  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Greta and Malala get the headlines, but for every young leader pictured on a magazine cover, thousands more are working tirelessly for causes like climate justice,... more
Hundreds of sea turtle nests lost after Hurricane Dorian: 'It could have been worse'  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Strong tropical winds and high tides associated with Hurricane Dorian unearthed hundreds of sea turtle nests on beaches along the... more
Genomic migration analysis shows antibiotic resistance moving from humans to animals  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
A Clemson University professor's research has documented the movement of antibiotic resistance in humans into animal species. more
Married CEOs are more committed to social issues than non-married peers  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
If a company wants a leader who is committed to corporate social responsibility, it would be wise to hire a married man. Married men in the... more
Emphasizing social play in kindergarten improves academics, reduces teacher burnout  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research. more
Programmable swarmbots help make flexible biological tools  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a new platform to create biologic drugs using specially engineered bacteria that burst and release useful proteins when they sense that their capsule is becoming too crowded. more
Bat influenza viruses possess an unexpected genetic plasticity  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Bat-borne influenza viruses enter host cells by utilizing surface exposed MHC-II molecules of various species, including humans. Now, an international research team from Germany (Medical Center—University of Freiburg and Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, island of... more
A reusable catalyst for the synthesis of esters  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A chemist from RUDN University has developed a tin silicate catalyst for the production of esters—flavourings, plasticisers, and biofuel components. Unlike existing catalysts, the new material can be made active again and... more
A matter of concentration  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Plants can grow whole new organs with the help of pluripotent stem cells throughout their entire lives. When necessary, these stem cells can develop into any type of cell within an organism. The biologist Prof. Dr. Thomas Laux and his... more
Scientists create fully electronic 2-D spin transistors  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Physicists from the University of Groningen constructed a two-dimensional spin transistor, in which spin currents were generated by an electric current through graphene. A monolayer of a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) was placed on... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches Hurricane Kiko at night  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Hurricane Kiko continued to track west through the Eastern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and provided a view of the storm. Satellite imagery revealed an elongated shape, which indicated wind... more
A safer way for police to test drug evidence  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Scientists have demonstrated a way for police to quickly and safely test whether a baggie or other package contains illegal drugs without having to handle any suspicious contents directly. The... more
The effects of variation in T6SS and bacteria on competition in host environment  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A group of scientists studying the ways plant-associated bacteria interact were surprised to find that strains predicted to be more sensitive to... more
Why businesses underestimate the need to adapt to extreme climate events  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
What the Stern Report did in 2006 for climate mitigation and the need to reduce carbon emissions, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon now tries to... more
Acoustic energy harnessed to soften shear-thickening fluids  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Researchers are using ultrasonic waves to manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials, turning solids to slush—and back again. more
Researchers see need for action on forest fire risk  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
How do humans affect forest fires? And what can we learn from forest fires in the past for the future of forestry? An international team of researchers led by Elisabeth... more
Happy hour for time-resolved crystallography  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Researchers from the Department of Atomically Resolved Dynamics of the Max Planck institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg, the University of Hamburg and the European Molecular... more
NASA satellite provides a view of a large hurricane Humberto  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
NASA's Terra Satellite provided a visible image of Hurricane Humberto when it was off the coast of the Carolinas and slowly moving north. The satellite image revealed that... more
Fungicides as an underestimated hazard for freshwater organisms  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Scientists at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) have found that pollution by fungicides can have unforeseen but far-reaching consequences for the functioning of aquatic systems. more
New study measures how much of corals' nutrition comes from hunting  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
When it comes to feeding, corals have a few tricks up their sleeve. Most of their nutrients come from microscopic algae living inside of them, but... more
Elusive compounds of greenhouse gas isolated  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent atmospheric pollutant. Although naturally occurring, anthropogenic N2O emissions from intensive agricultural fertilisation, industrial processes, and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass are a major cause for concern. Researchers at the... more
Is Western culture balancing on a tightrope between science and humanities?  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Pseudoscience is on the rise and so is the constant clamour of 'fake news.' Should we, therefore, be questioning the West's grip on rational, empirical evidence-based... more
Hello, world! A new approach for physics in de Sitter space  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
For decades, physicists have been attempting to reconcile quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small, with gravity, the physics of the very large. While many... more
Statistical inference to mimic the operating manner of highly-experienced crystallographer  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A research team from Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), RIKEN, and the University of Tokyo developed a novel data analysis method for prior evaluation of single crystal... more
California lawmakers vote to block Trump's environmental rollbacks, defying Newsom  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
California lawmakers, over Gov. Gavin Newsom's objections, passed sweeping legislation early Saturday allowing the state to impose strict endangered species protections and water pumping restrictions for the Sacramento-San... more
Northern France was already inhabited more than 650,000 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
The first evidence of human occupation in northern France has been put back by 150,000 years, thanks to the findings of a team of scientists from the CNRS... more
Novel mechanism of electron scattering in graphene-like 2-D materials  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Understanding how particles behave at the twilight zone between the macro and the quantum world gives us access to fascinating phenomena—interesting from both the fundamental and application-oriented physics perspectives. For... more
The world is watching as California weighs controversial plan to save tropical forests  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Smoke is still rising from the Amazon as fires smolder in the world's largest rain forest. The blazes triggered a wave of... more
Shark pups lose gains in stressed environments  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A prominent JCU shark researcher is part of an international team that found shark babies can't reach their physical peak if they're born into environments degraded by human-induced stressors, including climate change. more
Visualizing electrical patterns underlying abnormal heart contractions and deformations  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Despite advances in medical imaging, the mechanisms leading to the irregular contractions of the heart during heart rhythm disorders remain poorly understood. more
Miniaturizing medical imaging, sensing technology  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Scientists in Christine Hendon's and Michal Lipson's research groups at Columbia University, New York, have used a microchip to map the back of the eye for disease diagnosis. more
Kaleidoscope mirror symmetry inspires new design for optical tools, technologies  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
In a kaleidoscope, mirrors are placed at angles to create a visual illusion of multiple, symmetric images from one original object. The number of symmetric axes in the... more
Every step a cell takes, every move they make—scientists will be watching  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
An interdisciplinary team has found a solution to a problem plaguing developmental biology—long-term cell tracking and manipulation. more
Scientists' design discovery doubles conductivity of indium oxide transparent coatings  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Researchers at the University of Liverpool, University College London (UCL), NSG Group (Pilkington) and Diamond Light Source have made an important design discovery that could dramatically improve the... more
Complexity of plastics make it impossible to know which are dangerous  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A lot of people worry about microplastics and plastic pollution, but not as many of us are aware of the large number of chemicals we encounter... more
Did microbes assist life in colonizing land?  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
All living organisms exist and function only in cooperation with an abundance of symbiotic microorganisms, and have developed together with them over the course of the earth's history. This central finding of modern life... more
The Arctic is browning  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Professor Gareth Phoenix has been visiting Abisko, in the Arctic circle of Sweden, for years. He's been there in the depths of winter when the snow is several feet deep, and in the height of summer when mosquitoes are buzzing... more
New method reveals how damage occurs in human biological cells due to mechanical fatigue  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Human red blood cells (RBCs) are extremely resilient and have the capacity to undergo cellular deformation as they navigate across... more
Invasive tadpoles can recognize potential predators in new environments  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Invasive species have become an increasingly big threat to indigenous ones as the spread of alien animals and plants has accelerated with the growth of global trade. Some can be... more
Why the global Red List mislabels the risk to many species  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
When we talk about how threatened animals or plants are, we will almost always reference their statuses on the Red List. Created by the International Union... more
Is huge volcano on Jupiter's moon Io about to erupt this month?  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Volcanic eruptions are difficult to predict, but observations have shown the largest and most powerful volcano on Io, a large moon of Jupiter, has... more
Planning the future
Planning the future
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Space Station science: learning from Luca
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