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Scientists chart course toward a new world of synthetic biology  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
A team has compiled a roadmap for the future of synthetic or engineering biology, based on the input of 80 leaders in the field from more than 30... more
A miniature robot that could check colons for early signs of disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill,... more
From one brain scan, more information for medical artificial intelligence  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers have devised a novel method to glean training information for machine-learning models, including those that can analyze medical images to help diagnose and treat brain conditions. more
Early Celts in Burgundy appropriated Mediterranean products and feasting practices  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Early Celts in eastern France imported Mediterranean pottery, as well as olive oil and wine, and may have appropriated Mediterranean feasting practices, according to a new study. more
Astronomers uncover first polarized radio signals from gamma-ray burst  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
An international team of astronomers has captured the first-ever polarized radio waves from a distant cosmic explosion. more
Dangerous brain parasite 'orders in' for dinner  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers have discovered how toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite, maintains a steady supply of nutrients while replicating inside of its host cell: it calls for delivery. more
High reaction rates even without precious metals  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Non-precious metal nanoparticles could one day replace expensive catalysts for hydrogen production. However, it is often difficult to determine what reaction rates they can achieve, especially when it comes to oxide particles. This is... more
First step towards a better prosthetic leg? Trip people over and over  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The first step a team took in addressing a challenge in lower-body prosthetics was coming to understand the way people with two legs catch... more
Researchers see around corners to detect object shapes  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Computer vision researchers have demonstrated they can use special light sources and sensors to see around corners or through gauzy filters, enabling them to reconstruct the shapes of unseen objects. The researchers... more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
What factors govern algae's success as 'tenants' of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? more
Plate tectonics may have driven 'Cambrian Explosion'  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist. more
Extreme pressure and heat in Earth's mantle simulated  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Unlike flawless gems, fibrous diamonds often contain small saline inclusions. These give hints to scientists about the conditions under which diamonds are formed deep in the Earth's mantle. A research team has... more
Wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds from accessing the... more
Fatty fish without environmental pollutants protect against type 2 diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
If the fatty fish we eat were free of environmental pollutants, it would reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the pollutants in the fish have... more
Joint hypermobility related to anxiety, also in animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Researchers report the first evidence in a non-human species, the domestic dog, of a relation between joint hypermobility and excitability: dogs with more joint mobility and flexibility tend to have more anxiety... more
'Goldilocks' neurons promote REM sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
It has been a mystery why REM sleep, or dream sleep, increases when the room temperature is 'just right'. Neuroscientists show that melanin-concentrating hormone neurons within the hypothalamus increase REM sleep when the need for body temperature defense... more
Inattentive children earn less money at 35  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
An international team finds that if kids can't pay attention in kindergarten, they will grow up to have less lucrative careers. more
Researchers find quantum gravity has no symmetry  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Using holography, researchers have found when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, symmetry is not possible. more
Antarctic marine life recovery following the dinosaurs' extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. A team studied just under 3000 marine fossils collected from Antarctica to understand... more
The secret of platinum deposits revealed by field observations in South Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
There are two competing ideas of how platinum deposits formed: the first involves gravity-induced settling of crystals on the chamber floor, while the second... more
Motherhood can deliver body image boost  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
New research indicates that perfectionism is related to breast size dissatisfaction, but only in non-mothers -- suggesting that mothers are more comfortable with their bodies. more
Is glue the answer to climate change?  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A small amount of cheap epoxy resin replaces bulky support materials in making effective carbon capture solid sorbents, developed by scientists. more
Astronomers make first detection of polarized radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Astronomers detect polarized radio waves from a gamma-ray burst for the first time. Polarization signature reveals magnetic fields in explosions to be... more
High postural sway doubles older women's fracture risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Postural sway is an independent risk factor for bone fractures in postmenopausal women, according to a new study. Women with the highest postural sway had a two times higher fracture risk compared... more
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
When plants absorb excess light energy during photosynthesis, reactive oxygen species are produced, potentially causing oxidative stress that damages important structures. Plants can suppress the production of reactive oxygen species by oxidizing... more
Mapping and measuring proteins on the surfaces of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Sigma receptors are proteins found on mainly the surface of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in certain cells. Sigma-1 and sigma-2 are the two... more
Memories form 'barrier' to letting go of objects for people who hoard  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Researchers hope that the findings could help develop new ways to train people with hoarding difficulties to discard clutter. more
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A research team has made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol. Their... more
Researchers find cause of rare, fatal disease that turns babies' lips and skin blue  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Scientists used a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9 to generate mice that faithfully mimic a fatal respiratory disorder in newborn... more
A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Researchers have developed a new method for using lasers to create tiny lattice waves inside silicon crystals that can encode quantum information. By taking advantage of existing silicon hardware, this work may... more
Real-time analysis of MOF adsorption behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Researchers have developed a technology to analyze the adsorption behavior of molecules in each individual pore of a metal organic framework (MOF). This system has large specific surface areas, allowing for the real-time observation of the... more
How arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A team of researchers has examined what type of social interaction is required for people to display physiological synchrony -- mutual changes in autonomic nervous system activity. The study also looked at whether the... more
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A world-first study has found an alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections in green sea turtles. more
Researchers lay out plan for managing rivers for climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
New strategies for river management are needed to maintain water supplies and avoid big crashes in populations of aquatic life, researchers argue. more
Your nose knows when it comes to stronger memories  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Memories are stronger when the original experiences are accompanied by unpleasant odors, a team of researchers has found. The study broadens our understanding of what can drive Pavlovian responses and... more
Unexpected culprit: Wetlands as source of methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Wetlands are an important part of the Earth's natural water management system. The complex system of plants, soil, and aquatic life serves as a reservoir that captures and cleans water. However, as cities have... more
Crocs' climate clock: Ancient distribution of Crocs could reveal more about past climates  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Underneath their tough exteriors, some crocodilians have a sensitive side that scientists could use to shine light on our ancient climate. more
Yogurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Eating two or more weekly servings of yogurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel... more
One day of employment a week is all we need for mental health benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Latest research finds up to eight hours of paid work a week significantly boosts mental health and life satisfaction. However,... more
Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD),... more
Scientists challenge notion of binary sexuality with naming of new plant species  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have named a new plant species from the remote Outback. The description of the plant had confounded field biologists for decades because of... more
Size matters: New data reveals cell size sparks genome awakening in embryos  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have found in an embryo that activation of its genome does not happen all at once. Instead, it follows a specific pattern controlled... more
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Sea otters have very low genetic diversity, scientists report. Their findings have implications for the conservation of rare and endangered species, in which a... more
Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A wearable noninvasive device based on near-infrared spectroscopy can be used to investigate blood volume and oxygenation patterns in freely diving marine mammals, according to a new study. more
Quantum music to my ears  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have applied new atomic-sensing capabilities to detect and record music. more
A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern US corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to... more
Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and substantially shifted from the illicit market since... more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Cell structure linked to longevity of slow-growing Ponderosa Pines  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving longer than fast-growing ones, especially as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought, according to new research from... more
New manufacturing process for aluminum alloys  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Using a novel Solid Phase Processing approach, a research team eliminated several steps that are required during conventional extrusion processing of aluminum alloy powders, while also achieving a significant increase in product ductility. This is good... more
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