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nasa shutdown plans follow familiar script NASA shutdown plans follow familiar script
SPACE NEWS As the federal government begins its first shutdown in more than four years Jan. 20, NASA's operating plans are little changed from that earlier... 3 hours
Shy parent, shy child?
SCIENCE DAILY Previous research has shown that extreme shyness is hereditary, but because shyness is such a broad concept it is difficult to identify specific genes. One researcher has discovered particular brain measurements that can help. 4 hours
Hybridization can give rise to different genome combinations
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have for the first time determined that hybridization between two bird species can give rise to several novel and fully functional hybrid genomic combinations. This could potentially be because hybrid species... 3 hours
DNA study sheds light on longstanding puzzle of cell division
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have solved a longstanding puzzle of how cells are able to tightly package DNA to enable healthy cell division. 6 hours
No, an Asteroid Is Not Going to Collide with Earth in February
SPACE.COM An asteroid's upcoming close pass with Earth has been the subject of some sensational news coverage — but is there is anything to fear? 7 hours
Older hospitalized patients less likely to be tested for influenza
NEWS MEDICAL This year's flu season is shaping up to be an especially serious one, and it's important for clinicians to promptly recognize, diagnosis, and treat influenza in hospitalized patients,... 6 hours
Enzyme discovery provides new horizon of therapeutic opportunities across disease spectrum
NEWS MEDICAL Doctors have long treated heart attacks, improved asthma symptoms, and cured impotence by increasing levels of a single molecule in the body: nitric oxide. 6 hours
CBT is cost-effective treatment in primary care setting, Kaiser Permanente study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered in a primary care setting is a cost-effective way to treat adolescents with depression who decline or quickly stop using... 6 hours
Scientists find how potential new eczema treatment could also alleviate asthma
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from VIB-UGent have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma 6 hours
UCLA researchers describe herpes virus structure associated with Kaposi's sarcoma
NEWS MEDICAL UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer. 6 hours
Study offers way to predict onset of lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis
NEWS MEDICAL Cystic fibrosis (CF) shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and associated inflammation. 6 hours
0.6% soy isoflavone in the diet decrease muscle atrophy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a means of reducing muscle atrophy by the addition of the soy-derived isoflavone aglycone (AglyMax) to the diet of mice. This attenuation by soy isoflavone is attributable... 7 hours
Overweight female kidney donors of childbearing age may have greater preeclampsia risk
NEWS MEDICAL Female kidney donors who are overweight may be at a greater risk for preeclampsia during pregnancy, according to a new study. 6 hours
New smartphone app successfully enables remote monitoring of surgical wounds
NEWS MEDICAL A new smartphone app called WoundCare is successfully enabling patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses. 6 hours
'Explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Recent decades have seen an 'explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to... 8 hours
Stand Back, Way Back: Flu Virus Can Be Spread Just by Breathing
LIVE SCIENCE Simply standing back when someone coughs or sneezes won't necessarily protect you from the flu — the virus can spread just by breathing. 10 hours
long march 11 lifts off from jiuquan with six small satellites Long March 11 Lifts Off from Jiuquan with Six Small Satellites
ASTRO WATCH China’s light-lift Long March 11 booster took to the skies on Friday, January 19,... 10 hours
The Shocking Infanticide Trial That Exposed Sexual Harassment in 1868
HISTORY How the death of a domestic worker’s baby became a symbol in the fight for equal rights for women. 10 hours
Creation of synthetic horsepox virus could lead to more effective smallpox vaccine
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers created a new synthetic virus that could lead to the development of a more effective vaccine against smallpox. The discovery demonstrates how techniques... 9 hours
How plants see light
SCIENCE DAILY The proteins PCH1 and PCHL help plants adapt to their surroundings. 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... 8 hours
Cells lacking nuclei struggle to move in 3-D environments
SCIENCE DAILY A study examined the role of the physical structure of the nucleus in cell movement through different surfaces. 9 hours
Let's make a deal: Could AI compromise better than humans?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise -- and sometimes do a little trash-talking too. 8 hours
Piecework at the nano assembly line
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than with the biochemical processes used to date. This makes nanobots fast enough to do... 8 hours
Federal officials say flu epidemic has killed at least 30 children
ABC NEWS Latest report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu has killed 30 children 8 hours
Virtual reality goes magnetic
SCIENCE DAILY The success of Pokémon GO made many people familiar with the concept of 'augmented reality': computer-generated perception blends into the real and virtual worlds. So far, these apps largely used optical methods for motion detection. Physicists have now developed an... 9 hours
Factor that doubles the risk of death from breast cancer identified
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that the risk of death from breast cancer is twice as high for patients with high heterogeneity of the estrogen receptor within the... 8 hours
How I Came to Protest in Front of the White House I Had Worked In
HISTORY For one former political operative, the road to the Women's March began with the fierce, in-your-face approach of... 9 hours
Cystic fibrosis bacterial burden begins during first years of life
SCIENCE DAILY Cystic fibrosis shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and inflammation. Researchers have now shown for the first time that the lungs' bacterial population... 9 hours
'Programmable droplets' could enable high-volume biology experiments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, mixing them in ways that could be used to test thousands of reactions in parallel. 9 hours
How metal scaffolds enhance the bone healing process
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown how mechanically optimized constructs known as titanium-mesh scaffolds help optimize bone regeneration. 8 hours
City lights setting traps for migrating birds
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has examined how light pollution lures birds into urban areas during fall migration, a trend that poses risk for the fowl that often fly into buildings and has increased with the... 8 hours
Researchers illustrate how muscle growth inhibitor is activated, could aid in treating ALS
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified how the inactive or latent form of GDF8, a signaling protein also known as myostatin responsible for limiting muscle,... 8 hours
WATCH: New CDC numbers show the flu is still spreading wildly
ABC NEWS More than 8 percent of all deaths in the U.S. are from the flu and pneumonia. 8 hours
Atlas V Rocket Launches New Missile-Warning Satellite for US Air Force
SPACE.COM The U.S. Air Force has a new missile-tracking sentinel in orbit with the successful launch Friday (Jan. 19) of the Space Based Infrared System GEO Flight... 8 hours
Increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY According to a national register study comparing Finnish birth cohorts from 1987 and 1997, an increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis. The number of... 8 hours
Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world
SCIENCE DAILY Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell and respond to environmental cues and dangers. They do this with the aid of hundreds of membrane proteins that sense... 9 hours
Patients with blood cancer precursor at risk of developing cancer even after 30 years
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance are at risk of progressing to multiple myeloma or a related cancer even... 9 hours
Atomic-level changes in ALS-linked protein
SCIENCE DAILY A new study details the minute changes -- down to the level of individual atoms -- that cause a particular protein to form cell-damaging clumps associated with ALS and other diseases. 11 hours
A paper showing how to make a smallpox cousin just got published. Critics wonder why
Science Magazine Synthesizing the horsepox virus from scratch had no clear benefits, some scientists say 13 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. 11 hours
viruses are everywhere maybe even in space Viruses Are Everywhere, Maybe Even in Space
ASTRO WATCH Viruses are the most abundant and one of the least understood biological entities on Earth. They might also exist in space, but... 13 hours
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. 13 hours
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... 13 hours
Get Ready for the 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Eclipse of Jan. 31!
SPACE.COM If you live in Hawaii, Alaska or the western half of North America, be sure to put a big circle on your calendar for... 13 hours
How cancer metastasis happens: Researchers reveal a key mechanism
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer metastasis, the migration of cells from a primary tumor to form distant tumors in the body, can be triggered by a chronic leakage of DNA within tumor cells, according... 13 hours
How Did These Kids Make a Towering Bubble Bath Igloo?
LIVE SCIENCE A GIF shows kids playing inside a huge tower of bubbles. 11 hours
Tiny device could help you hear better underwater
Science Magazine Researchers boost air-to-water sound transmission 160-fold 11 hours
Post-fire logging harms Spotted owls
SCIENCE DAILY Post-fire logging, rather than the wildfires themselves, is responsible for the steep decline in territory occupancy of the rare Spotted owls living in the forests of California. The study's results coincide with the strong consensus among hundreds of... 11 hours
His and Her Hookworm: Same Rash Strikes Couple on the Rear
LIVE SCIENCE A husband and wife returned home from a Caribbean cruise with identical souvenirs from their vacation: parasitic infections that caused itchy, red rashes on the couple's... 11 hours
US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected
ABC NEWS Nasty US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected 12 hours
Two new breast cancer genes emerge from lynch syndrome gene study
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified two new breast cancer genes that also cause Lynch syndrome. 12 hours
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. 13 hours
Tableware from the Toilet: Colonial Pottery from Philly Privy on Display
LIVE SCIENCE It may look pretty, but you don't want to know where it's been. 11 hours
Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists
SCIENCE DAILY The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten - much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took place about 138 million... 11 hours
Network model of the musculoskeletal system predicts compensatory injuries
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is the first to convert the entire human body's network of bones and muscles into a comprehensive mathematical model. 12 hours
nasa 2019 budget expected to include lunar exploration program details NASA 2019 budget expected to include lunar exploration program details
SPACE NEWS Details about how NASA will implement a space policy directive regarding a human return to the... 12 hours
Oddball scientists, the rise of Chinese research, and other highlights from NSF’s new tome of essential science statistics
Science Magazine Latest National Science Foundation compendium highlights the complexity of global science 12 hours
U.S. scientists on edge as government shutdown looms
Science Magazine Even a temporary closure could scramble research, delay grants, shutter facilities 13 hours
Can mice really mirror humans when it comes to cancer?
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is helping to answer a pressing question among scientists of just how close mice are to people when it comes to researching cancer. The findings... 12 hours
New method to stop cells dividing could help fight cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used a new strategy to shut down specific enzymes to stop cells from dividing. The method can be used as a strategy to fight cancer. 12 hours
Pineapple: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts
LIVE SCIENCE Spiny on the outside, sweet on the inside, pineapples are one fantastic fruit. 11 hours
Using Hawkeye from the Avengers to communicate on the eye
SCIENCE DAILY Superheroes can be used to communicate learning objectives to students in an interesting, fun, and accessible manner. 11 hours
The History of Russia's 'Plague Fort,' Where Scientists Battled Death (and Lost)
LIVE SCIENCE A military outpost jutting from the Gulf of Finland has an eerie history. 12 hours
Zika virus damages placenta, which may explain malformed babies
SCIENCE DAILY New researcher shows how Zika virus infection in five pregnant rhesus monkeys caused placental tissues to become thickened and inflamed, resulting in less oxygen being transported across the placenta and... 12 hours
smartphones come in handy for the rare cosmic particles search Smartphones Come in Handy for the Rare Cosmic Particles Search
ASTRO WATCH Researchers from the Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA) at the Higher School of... 11 hours
neutron star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists Neutron-Star Merger Yields New Puzzle for Astrophysicists
ASTRO WATCH The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten – much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying... 12 hours
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... 13 hours
Fox Creek earthquakes linked to completion volume and location of hydraulic fracturing
SCIENCE DAILY The volume of hydraulic fracturing fluid and the location of well pads control the frequency and occurrence of measurable earthquakes, new research has found. 12 hours
Saturn's Moon Titan May Have Earth-Like 'Sea Level'
SPACE.COM Saturn's moon Titan and Earth are even more alike than previously thought. New research shows that the giant moon has a global sea level, just like our own planet. 13 hours
Scientists find microbes on the skin of mice promote tissue healing, immunity
SCIENCE DAILY Beneficial bacteria on the skin of lab mice work with the animals' immune systems to defend against disease-causing microbes and accelerate wound healing, according... 12 hours
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. 13 hours
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... 13 hours
Flu vaccine could get a much-needed boost
SCIENCE DAILY More than 700,000 Americans were hospitalized due to illnesses associated with the seasonal flu during the 2014-15 flu season, according to federal estimates. A radical new approach to vaccine development may help lower that... 12 hours
This Spiny Plant Is Sending People to the Emergency Room
LIVE SCIENCE The sharp, spiny leaves of the yucca - a trendy plant found in gardens the world over - has caused serious ear injuries that have sent more than... 13 hours
Recent advances in understanding coral resilience are essential to safeguard coral reefs
SCIENCE DAILY The most urgent course of action to safeguard coral reefs is to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, but concurrently there is also a need... 12 hours
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How the legacy of dirty coal could create a clean energy future
How light pollution lures birds into urban areas during fall migration
Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments
A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process
Experiment into how voters think shows that they go with their guts
Using haptic feedback joysticks to fly drones
MAST Isoplex DNA Lyo: New isothermal amplification kit using LAMP technology
Temporary 'bathtub drains' in the ocean concentrate flotsam
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy may start early even without signs of concussions
North, east, south, west: The many faces of Abell 1758
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Berguitta soaking Mauritius and Reunion Island
The Scientific Reason People Love Pimple-Popping Videos
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