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Mission to Jupiter's icy moon confirmed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of the Europa Clipper mission's next phase. more
Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet's colorful belts  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Coordinated observations of Jupiter in early 2017 by six ground-based telescopes and Hubble allowed astronomers to study the evolution of bright plumes and connect them with cloud movements deep in... more
Adaptation to life in cattle may be driving E. coli to develop harmful features  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Research led by Kyushu University finds that E. coli from cattle share widespread genetic similarities with those that cause food... more
Scientists successfully innoculate, grow crops in salt-damaged soil  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Researchers may have found a way to reverse falling crop yields caused by increasingly salty farmlands throughout the world. Scientists have used bacteria found in the roots of salt-tolerant plants to successfully... more
Tracing the evolution of vision  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
The function of the visual photopigment rhodopsin and its action in the retina to facilitate vision is well understood. However, there remain questions about other biological functions of this family of proteins (opsins) and this has ramifications for... more
Ginkgo biloba may aid in treating type 2 diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Ginkgo Biloba, one of the oldest living trees species, may offer some clues in better treatments for Type 2 Diabetes, says one researcher. more
Genetic diversity couldn't save Darwin's finches  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Researchers found that Charles Darwin's famous finches defy what has long been considered a key to evolutionary success: genetic diversity. The study of the finches of the Galapagos Islands could change the way conservation biologists think... more
Scratching the surface of how your brain senses an itch  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, such as picking up a glass or playing a musical instrument, as well as for detecting the touch of,... more
Switching electron properties on and off individually  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Electrons have different properties - and they all can be used to create order in solid objects. This order determines the properties of the material. Experiments now show: It is possible to influence different... more
Climate change will alter waves along half the world's coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
New research finds that a warming planet will also alter ocean waves along more than 50% of the world's coastlines. This research has significant implications for coastal flooding... more
Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
Comparison of three similar frontline breast cancer drugs reveals important differences  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
First head-to-head comparison of CDK4/6 inhibitors in cell line and animal models of breast cancer reveals important differences, including one drug that exhibits unique, potentially advantageous... more
New study reveals carbon nanotubes measurement possible for the first time  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Scientists report an entirely new approach to manipulation of carbon nanotubes that allows physical measurements to be made on carbon nanotubes that have previously only been... more
An unreported Zika outbreak in 2017 detected through travel surveillance and genetics  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
By sequencing virus genomes from infected travelers, analyzing travel patterns and mosquito modeling, researchers unearthed a spike in Zika cases from travelers returning from... more
High-precision technique stores cellular 'memory' in DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Researchers have created a technology called DOMINO to store complex 'memories' in the DNA of living cells, including human cells. This memory storage capacity can form the foundation of complex circuits that trigger a... more
Scorpion toxin that targets 'wasabi receptor' may help solve mystery of chronic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Researchers have discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the 'wasabi receptor,' a chemical-sensing protein found in nerve cells that's responsible for the... more
Certain metabolites linked to stem cell function in the intestine  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Researchers have found that high levels of ketone bodies, molecules produced by the breakdown of fat, help the intestine to maintain a functional stem cell pool, which are... more
Materials scientists build a synthetic system with compartments like real cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Polymer chemists and materials scientists have achieved some notable advances that mimic Nature, but one of the most common and practical features of cells has so... more
Maximum mass of lightest neutrino revealed using astronomical big data  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
The mass of the lightest neutrino, an abundant 'ghost' particle found throughout the universe, has been calculated to be at least 6 million times lighter than the mass... more
Early life on Earth limited by enzyme  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A single enzyme found in early single-cell life forms could explain why oxygen levels in the atmosphere remained low for two billion years during the Proterozoic eon, preventing life colonizing land. more
Rising summer heat could soon endanger travelers on annual Muslim pilgrimage  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Over two million Muslim travelers just finished the annual religious pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, traveling during some of the country's hottest weather. New research finds... more
Memory research: Fruit flies learn their body size once for an entire lifetime  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Drosophila melanogaster develops stable long-term memory for its body size and reach through motion parallax while walking. more
Artificial muscles bloom, dance, and wave  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Researchers have developed an ultrathin, artificial muscle for soft robotics. The advancement was demonstrated with a robotic blooming flower brooch, dancing robotic butterflies and fluttering tree leaves on a kinetic art piece. more
Quantum gravity's tangled time  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
The theories of quantum mechanics and gravity are notorious for being incompatible, despite the efforts of scores of physicists over the past fifty years. However, physicists have now combined the key elements of the two theories describing the flow of... more
First microscopic look at a tiny phenomenon with big potential implications  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Matter behaves differently when it's tiny. At the nanoscale, electric current cuts through mountains of particles, spinning them into vortexes that can be used intentionally in... more
Computer model could help test new sickle cell drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
A new computer model that captures the dynamics of the red blood cell sickling process could help in evaluating drugs for treating sickle cell disease. more
E-cigs can trigger same lung changes seen in smokers, emphysema  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Scientists found that the lungs of vapers -- like the lungs of smokers -- have elevated levels of protease enzymes, a condition known to cause emphysema in smokers.... more
Slow electrons to combat cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Slow electons can be used to destroy cancer cells - but how exactly this happens has not been well understood. Now scientists have been able to demonstrate that a previously little-observed effect actually plays a pivotal role: Due... more
Explaining earthquakes we can't feel  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Researchers have explained mysterious slow-moving earthquakes known as slow slip events with the help of computer simulations. The answer, they learned, is in rocks' pores. more
New light on contested identity of medieval skeleton found at Prague Castle  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Used as a propaganda tool by the Nazis and Soviets during the Second World War and Cold War, the remains of a 10th century... more
Temperatures of 800 billion degrees in the cosmic kitchen  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
It is among the most spectacular events in the universe: a merger of neutron stars. Astronomers have completed the first laboratory measurements of thermal electromagnetic radiation arising in such collisions.... more
Are we really protecting rivers from pollution? It's hard to say, and that's a problem  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
More public and private resources than ever are being directed to protecting and preserving aquatic ecosystems and watersheds.... more
Australian men's life expectancy tops other men's  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world, according to new research. more
Fatigue in Parkinson's disease is associated with lower diastolic blood pressure  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Fatigue is a common debilitating symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD). A novel research study has found that fatigue symptoms in PD are associated with small but... more
High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors' walking skills  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
High-intensity step training that mimics real world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional, low-impact training. more
Brain finds order amidst chaos  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
How does the brain find order amidst a sea of noise and chaos? Researchers have found the answer by using advanced simulation techniques to investigate the way neurons talk to each other. They found that by working as... more
Visualizing strong magnetic fields with neutrons  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Researchers have developed a new method with which strong magnetic fields can be precisely measured. They use neutrons obtained from the SINQ spallation source. In the future, it will therefore be possible to measure the fields... more
Switching on the Atlantic Ocean heat pump  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
34 million years ago the warm 'greenhouse climate' of the dinosaur age ended and the colder 'icehouse climate' of today commenced. Antarctica glaciated first and geological data imply that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation,... more
There are way more species of horseshoe bats than scientists thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Horseshoe bats are bizarre-looking animals with giant ears and elaborate flaps of skin on their noses that they use like satellite dishes. There are about a... more
Underground links between quakes and eruptions of Japan's biggest active volcano  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
To better understand subsurface processes associated with earthquakes and eruptions of Mount Aso, researchers investigated a very long period (VLP) seismicity dataset collected over two years.... more
Enzyme that helps protect us from stress linked to liver cancer growth  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
An enzyme induced by stress to help reduce production of damaging free radicals is also used by liver cancer to regulate two major cell... more
Air pollution linked to risk of premature death  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
A new international study has found that air pollution is linked to increased cardiovascular and respiratory death rates. The study is the largest of its kind to investigate the short-term impacts of... more
New technique could streamline design of intricate fusion device  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. Now, a physicist has developed a mathematical technique to help simplify... more
China's two-child policy has led to 5.4 million extra births  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
The introduction of China's universal two-child policy, that permits all couples to have two children, has led to an extra 5.4 million births, finds a new study. more
Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on type 2 diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Increasing omega-3 fats in the diet has little or no effect on risk of type 2 diabetes. more
Physical activity at any intensity linked to lower risk of early death  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Clear evidence that higher levels of physical activity -- regardless of intensity -- are associated with a lower risk of early death in middle... more
Tiny ear bones help archaeologists piece together the past  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
For the first time archaeologists have used the small bones found in the ear to look at the health of women and children from 160 years ago. more
Physicists create world's smallest engine  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
The research explains how random fluctuations affect the operation of microscopic machines like this tiny motor. In the future, such devices could be incorporated into other technologies to recycle waste heat and thus improve energy efficiency. more
New cyclization reactions for synthesizing macrocyclic drug leads  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Scientists have developed a new method to synthesize and screen thousands of macrocyclic compounds, a family of chemicals that are of great interest in the pharmaceutical industry. more
20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
New research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil primate skulls from South America shows instead that the pattern of brain evolution in this group was far more... more
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