Climate Change
Montana State doctoral student receives grant for her work to improve neuroscience tool  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A Montana State University doctoral student who is working on a way to improve a neuroscience tool that uses fluorescent proteins found... more
Warmer winters threaten UK blackcurrant farming  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Warmer winters may not provide sufficient chilling for blackcurrants in the UK, delaying the start of the growing season and resulting in reduced yields and lower fruit quality, researchers have found. more
Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Eisai Co., Ltd. has entered into an agreement to grant exclusive development and marketing rights for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin hydrochloride in Brazil to Eurofarma Laboratorios... more
Study finds epigenetic differences in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A study using a PET scan tracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has identified, for the first time, epigenetic... more
Rutgers scientists take an important step in making diseased hearts heal themselves  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A team of Rutgers scientists, including Leonard Lee and Shaohua Li, have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal... more
"Miracle" baby survives Ebola in Congo and rapid a new Ebola detection device  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A female baby was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola when she was only six days old. According to the health officials in... more
CTF along with NTAP and Sage announce first-ever open data portal for neurofibromatosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
The Children's Tumor Foundation, together with the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program and Sage Bionetworks, has announced the first-ever open data portal for... more
Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom  ABC NEWS · 47 minutes
Twice as many high school students are using nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes compared with last year more
Regular theatre and cinema visits keeps depression away in seniors finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 33 minutes
A new study has shown that elderly who are regulars at the cinema, theatre or spend time at cultural meets and activities can protect... more
Researcher conducts study to investigate peripheral blood markers of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 33 minutes
Β-amyloid formation, an indicative element of Alzheimer's disease, is a consequence of alternative expression of enzymes involved in the cleavage of amyloid precursor protein, leading to... more
Veganism linked to nutrient deficiencies and malnutrition if not planned correctly  NEWS MEDICAL · 33 minutes
“Hidden hunger” is a term that is defined as a long term deficiency of essential micronutrients in the diet. more
Research focuses on optimization of solid lipid nanoparticle that encapsulates Vinorelbine bitartrate  NEWS MEDICAL · 33 minutes
Vinorelbine Bitartrate, a semi-synthetic vinca alkaloid was approved by the FDA for breast cancer treatment, as it has been proven to be beneficial for... more
Researchers use brain connectome to reassess neuroimaging findings of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Already affecting more than five million Americans older than 65, Alzheimer's disease is on the rise and expected to impact more than 13 million people by... more
Drones can detect protected nightjar nests  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Thermal-sensing cameras mounted on drones may offer a safer and more cost-effective way to locate nests of the elusive European nightjar in forestry work and construction areas, according to new research presented at the British Ecological... more
Excess weight responsible for cancers globally finds report  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
According to a new report published this week, excess body weight is one of the major reasons behind cancers worldwide. The report written by scientists at the American Cancer Society (ACS) and... more
Regular sex associated with greater enjoyment of life in seniors  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
A new study shows that having sexual intercourse regularly even in the senior years is the key to good health. It not only improves the feeling of wellbeing... more
Astronomers Investigate a Nearby Magnetar in a Quiescent State  ASTRO WATCH · 10 hours
A team of European astronomers has investigated XTE J1810-197, one of the closest magnetars to our planet, during... more
Geneticists make new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Medical researchers have made a new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined: it's not just about the X-Y chromosomes, but involves a 'regulator' that... more
NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 16 hours
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium Planitia. more
Aleksander Madry on building trustworthy artificial intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Machine learning algorithms now underlie much of the software we use, helping to personalize our news feeds and finish our thoughts before we're done typing. But as artificial intelligence becomes further embedded in daily... more
Rocket Lab Successfully Launches NASA CubeSats to Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 16 hours
US small satellite launch company Rocket Lab has launched its third orbital mission of 2018, successfully deploying satellites to orbit... more
Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests  ABC NEWS · 15 hours
Higher percentage of California marijuana products clear safety tests but questions remain after sudden closing of lab the state found was falsifying test results for pesticides more
Climate and vegetation shape wildfire risk in Hawai'i  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A new research paper by Dr. Clay Trauernicht is the first study to link climate change to increasing wildfire probability in Hawai'i, and one of the few that looks at this question... more
Virgin Galactic Flight Wins Praise From Government and Industry  SPACE.COM · 17 hours
While some question whether Virgin Galactic's latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did. more
Hubble goes deep  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
This image from the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) Legacy Survey encompasses 12,000 star-forming galaxies in a part of the constellation Fornax known as the GOODS-South field. With the addition of ultraviolet light imagery, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope... more
Is increasing artificial light at night a danger to coral reefs?  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The potentially damaging effects of manmade light at night on the reproduction of reef corals is the subject of new research involving Ocean and Earth Science... more
Nations at climate talks back universal emissions rules  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Nearly 200 countries at the U.N. climate talks have agreed upon universal, transparent rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, putting the principles of the 2015... more
Medium-scale farms are on the rise in Africa. Why this is good news  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Driven by population growth and growing land scarcity, most African farm households are witnessing the gradual sub-division of their land. Over time... more
Rare-earth elements discovered in Georgia kaolin mines, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The high-density minerals in the Georgia kaolin mines are potential sources of rare-earth elements, including the heavy rare-earth elements that are in high demand for many important uses and are... more
Insider Q&A: CVS Health CEO seeks bigger role in your care  ABC NEWS · 15 hours
CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo seeks bigger role in your care with Aetna acquisition more
Researchers find some cider makers add unneeded sugar  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
It's the holiday season and the time of year when there are plenty of libations at nearly every event and or celebration. However, you may not be aware of all the ingredients... more
Young children make friends faster than teenagers when they move into more affluent neighborhoods  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Elementary school children who move from low-income to higher-income neighborhoods form new friendships faster than teenagers, according to a newly... more
Oyster aquaculture limits disease in wild oyster populations  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A fisheries researcher at the University of Rhode Island has found that oyster aquaculture operations can limit the spread of disease among wild populations of oysters. The findings are contrary to long-held... more
DARPA's Next Project: Design A Space Development Agency  SPACE.COM · 17 hours
Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin directed Fred Kennedy, director of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office, to lead a study team and come up with recommendations for the "implementation of... more
Comet 46P/Wirtanen Passes by Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
A special visitor is crossing the sky this December: Comet 46P/Wirtanen, sighted with telescopes and binoculars in recent weeks, is on the way to its closest... more
Image: Giant black hole powers cosmic fountain  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Before electrical power became available, water fountains worked by relying on gravity to channel water from a higher elevation to a lower one. This water could then be redirected to shoot out of the... more
A new neptune-size exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The remarkable exoplanet discoveries made by the Kepler and K2 missions have enabled astronomers to begin to piece together the history of the Earth and to understand how and why it differs from its diverse exoplanetary cousins. Two still outstanding... more
4 die in crash of Portuguese medical emergency helicopter  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Portuguese authorities say four people have died when a helicopter in the country's medical emergency service crashed more
Amazon-owned Whole Foods ends partnership with Instacart  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Whole Foods will no longer be working with Instacart, the grocery delivery company announced. more
Air Force open to reusable rockets, but SpaceX must first demonstrate performance  SPACE NEWS · 19 hours
The Air Force has not determined when it might allow reused hardware instead of brand-new Falcon 9 Block 5 rockets. more
Sometimes a failure to replicate a study isn’t a failure at all  SCIENCE-NEWS · 19 hours
Ego depletion is one of the most well-known concepts in social psychology. A recent study can’t confirm an old one showing it exists. Who... more
Medical News Today: How to make kefir more healthful using sound  MNT · 18 hours
Kefir is credited with a range of health benefits. Recently, researchers tried to boost levels of one of its active ingredients using ultrasound. more
Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A new laser-pointing platform developed at MIT may help launch miniature satellites into the high-rate data game. more
December comet brings back Rosetta memories  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A special visitor is crossing the sky: Comet 46P/Wirtanen, sighted with telescopes and binoculars in recent weeks, is on the way to its closest approach to Earth this weekend, when it might become visible to the... more
Newly identified enzyme could play key role in childbirth and muscle diseases  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Since the 1960s, scientists have known of a modification that occurs to a particular molecule in muscles, especially after exercise. What scientists haven't known... more
Tracking the footprints of protein synthesis  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
To trace which proteins are produced and when, researchers say, just follow the ribosome "footprints." more
Medical News Today: Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression  MNT · 21 hours
A large review of existing studies confirms that Internet-based CBT apps are an effective way of treating mild, moderate, and severe depression. more
'Donald' makes annual list of worst passwords of the year  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Want a strong online password to protect your personal information? You should probably avoid drawing inspiration from President Donald Trump. more
Rocket Lab launches cubesats for NASA  SPACE NEWS · 20 hours
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a group of cubesats Dec. 16 on a mission funded by NASA as the company looks ahead... more
Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression  MNT · 21 hours
A large review of existing studies confirms that Internet-based CBT apps are an effective way of treating mild, moderate, and severe depression. more
Facebook's controversial Portal video chat device gets browser, games: It may not matter  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
It's been five weeks since Facebook brought its Portal to market—and, yes, another day with another privacy-related apology from the world's largest... more
Nations agree milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Nations on Sunday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need... more
5G: a revolution not without risks  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
The recent diplomatic dust-up over Chinese telecoms company Huawei, one of the leaders in developing equipment for fifth-generation mobile networks, has demonstrated that this technology which promises to enable an internet of things and self-driving vehicles... more
Indonesia's Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky. more
Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. more
Dutch build artificial islands to bring wildlife back  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Dutch ranger Andre Donker sighs as he looks out at the rippling grey waters of the Markermeer, one of Europe's largest freshwater lakes. "Once upon a time it was teeming with fish... more
Shenzhen, China's reform pioneer, leads tech revolution  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
The southern city of Shenzhen is the symbol of the transformative reforms launched by China 40 years ago: former fishing villages that morphed into a global manufacturing hub. more
Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs official said Sunday, marking the country's largest ivory bust. more
Report aims at untapped workforce for Israel's growing high-tech sector  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
The growth of Israel's powerful high-tech sector is not being matched by adequate increases in employee numbers, a report said Sunday, with recruitment of more women, and Arabs... more
New figures show fewer Mormons in Utah's biggest county  ABC NEWS · 1 day
New figures show that fewer than half of the residents in Salt Lake County belong to the Mormon church, a significant milestone that illustrates how the state's largest county is... more
Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP  ABC NEWS · 1 day
GOP faces new problems with health care policy after judge's ruling against 'Obamacare' more
Rocket Lab Launches 13 Cubesats on 1st Mission for NASA  SPACE.COM · 23 hours
A Rocket Lab Electron booster lifted off from the company's launch site on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula early this morning (Dec. 16), successfully delivering 13 tiny satellites to... more
Prometheus: Testing of the Future LOx-Methane Engine Demonstrator Begins  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Exactly one year after the signing of the Prometheus demonstrator development contract between the European Space Agency (ESA)... more
Wiring diagram of the brain provides a clearer picture of brain scan data  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Neuroscientists have used data from the human brain connectome -- a publicly available 'wiring diagram' of the human brain based on data... more
The Data Revolution in the Night Sky  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
The HITS Astroinformatics research group helps astronomers to better analyze the rapidly growing data-sets with modern methods from computer science. The researchers... more
The life and death of a planetary system
Tour Jezero Crater! Fly Over the Landing Site of NASA's Next Mars Rover (Video)
Orangutans can communicate about the past just like humans, new research finds
Innovation increases observable volume of the universe by a factor of seven
Actual image of a white dwarf feeding on material from a larger red giant 650 light years from Earth
Exactly how we would send our first laser-powered probe to Alpha Centauri
Video: Enjoying the Geminids from above and below
Answering the Biggest Neurological Research Questions of Today
Good vibrations: Neutrons lend insight into acoustic fracking
New study says scientific basis for EPA's Endangerment Finding is stronger than ever