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Some female termites can reproduce without males
PHYS.ORG Populations of the termite species Glyptotermes nakajimai can form successful, reproducing colonies in absence of males, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Biology. 2 hours
Judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts
PHYS.ORG A U.S. judge has restored federal protections to grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains and blocked the first hunts planned for the animals in the Lower 48 states in almost three... 2 hours
DNA tests bring together French son of GI and US half-brother
PHYS.ORG A Frenchman who spent his whole adult life searching for his American father, a soldier who fought in Europe during World War Two, said he was... 2 hours
How fruits got their eye-catching colors
PHYS.ORG Red plums. Green melons. Purple figs. Ripe fruits come in an array of greens, yellows, oranges, browns, reds and purples. Scientists say they have new evidence that plants owe their rainbow of fruit colors to the... 2 hours
Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers
SCIENCE DAILY The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by scientists tracking environment changes. 3 hours
Doubts and dialogue may alter public perceptions of science
SCIENCE DAILY Science projects within controversial fields such as synthetic biology could benefit from experimenting with communication settings in which experts share their thoughts and feelings with each other and the public.... 3 hours
Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
PHYS.ORG By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints—borrowing from epochs of changing... 3 hours
Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
SCIENCE DAILY By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints -- borrowing from epochs... 3 hours
How fruits got their eye-catching colors
SCIENCE DAILY New evidence supports the idea that plants owe their rainbow of fruit colors to the different animals that eat them. Researchers first had to get past the fact that most animals don't see colors quite the... 4 hours
Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon -- the measure of the... 4 hours
Birds' voiceboxes are odd ducks
SCIENCE DAILY Birds' voiceboxes are in their chests instead of their throats like mammals and reptiles. Scientists aren't sure how or why birds evolved these unique voiceboxes, but a new study sheds some light on how they came about. Similarities... 4 hours
Common weed killer linked to bee deaths
SCIENCE DAILY Honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria. Scientists believe this is... 4 hours
Desert ants have an amazing odor memory
SCIENCE DAILY Desert ants can quickly learn many different food odors and remember them for the rest of their lives. Their memory for nest odors seems to differ from their food odor memory: Whereas food odors... 5 hours
ancient mars had right conditions for underground life new research suggests Ancient Mars Had Right Conditions for Underground Life, New Research Suggests
ASTRO WATCH A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of... 6 hours
How nature, nurture shape the sleeping brain
SCIENCE DAILY Some patterns of electrical activity generated by the brain during sleep are inherited, according to a study of teenage twins. Pinpointing the relative contributions of biology and experience to sleep neurophysiology could inform therapies... 6 hours
Common weed killer—believed harmless to animals—may be harming bees worldwide
Science Magazine Glyphosate appears to alter the bacteria in the insect’s guts, making them more vulnerable to infection 6 hours
Birds' voiceboxes are odd ducks
PHYS.ORG Birds sing from the heart. While other four-limbed animals like mammals and reptiles make sounds with voiceboxes in their throats, birds' chirps originate in a unique vocal organ called the syrinx, located in their chests. No other animals... 7 hours
Desert ants have an amazing odor memory
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology used behavioral experiments to show that desert ants quickly learn many food odors and remember them for the rest of their lives. However, their memory... 7 hours
Common weed killer linked to bee deaths
PHYS.ORG The world's most widely used weed killer may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup,... 7 hours
Urbanization is cutting off life support to NYC's wetlands
PHYS.ORG Historically, salt marshes have not only served as ecological nurseries for fish, birds, and other wildlife—they've been stalwart defenses against coastal storms. But recently, coastal development coupled with accelerated sea... 7 hours
Chinese Cretaceous fossil highlights avian evolution
PHYS.ORG A newly identified extinct bird species from a 127 million-year-old fossil deposit in northeastern China provides new information about avian development during the early evolution of flight. 7 hours
What Are Coral Reefs?
LIVE SCIENCE Hundreds of species of coral come together to create large, underwater structures that are full of different shapes and sizes and bright colors. About 25 percent of all known marine life rely on coral reefs. 7 hours
Ancient Egyptian 'Magic Spell' Deciphered
LIVE SCIENCE An ancient Egyptian papyrus with an image showing two bird-like creatures, possibly with a penis connecting them, has been deciphered, revealing a magic spell of love. 7 hours
DNA islands effective as 'anti-bacterial drones'
SCIENCE DAILY Genomic 'islands' that evolved from viruses can be converted into 'drones' that disable Staphylococcus aureus, bacteria that are often resistant to antibiotics, a new study finds. 9 hours
Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that the gene FT -- the primary driver of the transition to flowering in plants each spring -- does something unexpected in Arabidopsis thaliana plants... 9 hours
Mosquitoes that can carry malaria eliminated in lab experiments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have eliminated caged mosquitoes using 'gene drive' technology to spread a genetic modification that blocks female reproduction. 9 hours
DNA islands effective as 'anti-bacterial drones'
PHYS.ORG Genomic "islands" that evolved from viruses can be converted into "drones" that disable Staphylococcus aureus, bacteria that are often resistant to antibiotics and pose a threat to safe hospital care, a new study finds. 10 hours
In lab tests, this gene drive wiped out a population of mosquitoes
SCIENCE-NEWS For the first time, a gene drive caused a population crash of mosquitoes in a small-scale test. 10 hours
Gene therapy approach could help treat mitochondrial diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a genome-editing tool for the potential treatment of mitochondrial diseases: serious and often fatal conditions which affect 1 in 5,000 people. 10 hours
Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Crash Species That Spreads Malaria
NPR Scientists demonstrate that a "gene drive" can rapidly spread a genetic mutation through a species, perhaps providing a potent new weapon against malaria. But there are plenty of skeptics. 10 hours
Zapping mutant DNA in mitochondria could treat major class of genetic disease
Science Magazine Mouse studies show gene editing can reduce abundance of mutated mitochondrial DNA 10 hours
Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
PHYS.ORG For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon—the measure of the economic harm... 11 hours
Study finds first evidence of climate change impacts on East Antarctic vegetation
PHYS.ORG A landmark 13-year study published in Nature Climate Change has provided the first evidence that climate change is affecting terrestrial ecosystems in East Antarctica. 11 hours
Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower
PHYS.ORG For angiosperms—or flowering plants—one of the most important decisions facing them each year is when to flower. It is no trivial undertaking. To flower, they must cease vegetative... 11 hours
Eradicating Helicobacter pylori infections may be a key treatment for Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY While human genetic mutations are involved in a small number of Parkinson's disease (PD) cases, the vast majority of cases are of unknown environmental... 11 hours
Stepfathers' 'Cinderella effect' challenged by new study
SCIENCE DAILY Long-held assumptions that stepfathers are far more likely to be responsible for child deaths than genetic parents have now been challenged. Findings suggest that differences in rates of child homicides by stepfathers and genetic... 11 hours
Know someone sick? Your own smell might give it away
SCIENCE DAILY Odors surround us, providing cues about many aspects of personal identity, including health status. Now, research extends the scope and significance of personal odors as a source of... 11 hours
Height may be risk factor for varicose veins
SCIENCE DAILY The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a researchers who examined the genes of more than 400,000 people in search of clues to what... 11 hours
National parks bear the brunt of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Human-caused climate change has exposed US national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the rest of the nation, says a new study quantifying for the first time the magnitude of climate... 11 hours
Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
PHYS.ORG A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of chemical energy for microbes to thrive underground. 11 hours
Does our environment affect the genes in our brains?
SCIENCE DAILY Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers have shown that modifications in the structure of a specific gene have a... 11 hours
Secret messages for Alexa and Co
PHYS.ORG A team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum has succeeded in integrating secret commands for the Kaldi speech recognition system – which is believed to be contained in Amazon's Alexa and many other systems – into audio files. These... 12 hours
Gilead Sciences plans to launch authorized generic versions of Epclusa and Harvoni in the US
NEWS MEDICAL Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced today plans to launch authorized generic versions of Epclusa and Harvoni, Gilead's leading treatments... 12 hours
Catalogue of planetary maps highlights the evolving view of the solar system
PHYS.ORG A catalogue that provides an overview of over 2,200 planetary maps produced worldwide between 1600 and 2018 has been presented today at the European... 12 hours
Ecologist suggests wild approach to selling threatened plants
PHYS.ORG Selling plants could save them from extinction. The key is growing them in their natural habitats, not on private properties or nurseries, according to FIU conservation ecologist Hong Liu. 12 hours
Custom circuits for living cells
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of Caltech researchers has developed a biological toolkit of proteins that can be assembled together in different ways, like Legos, to program new behaviors in cells. As a proof-of-concept, they designed and constructed a circuit that... 13 hours
Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers
PHYS.ORG The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by University of Queensland scientists tracking environment changes. 13 hours
MAVEN selfie marks four years in orbit around Mars
PHYS.ORG Today, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft celebrates four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet and how it interacts with the sun and... 13 hours
Silver fox study reveals genetic clues to social behavior
PHYS.ORG In 1959, Russian scientists began an experiment to breed a population of silver foxes, selecting and breeding foxes that exhibited friendliness toward people. They wanted to know if they could... 13 hours
How microvilli form
PHYS.ORG The gut is lined by cells containing brush borders, which are composed of arrays of microvillar protrusions that help in nutrient absorption and provide a barrier against pathogens and toxins. Microbes such as E. coli can destroy microvilli with potentially... 13 hours
Genes predicting person's height may provide clues about causes of varicose veins
NEWS MEDICAL A person's height and certain genes that predict height are associated with varicose veins and may provide clues about what causes this condition and... 14 hours
Medical News Today: What does your 'microbiome cloud' say about you?
MNT An innovative study takes the first in-depth look at the chemicals, creatures, and particles that enter our personal space every single day: our exposome. 14 hours
Light pollution makes fish more courageous
PHYS.ORG Artificial light at night makes guppies more courageous during the day, according to a behavioural study led by researchers from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) and the Max Planck Institute for... 14 hours
Environmental biologist explores how songbirds stay slim despite overeating
NEWS MEDICAL Noticing that songbirds, such as finches, never seem to get fat despite overeating at bird feeders, London environmental biologist Lewis Halsey wondered whether the amount of energy birds put into... 15 hours
New study finds height as possible risk factor for developing varicose veins
NEWS MEDICAL The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine... 15 hours
Kiwifruit duplicated its DNA in two separate evolutionary events millions of years ago
NEWS MEDICAL Today's kiwifruit, a member of the Chinese gooseberry family, contains about as much vitamin C as an orange. This extra boost in... 15 hours
ADCETRIS drug receives approval in Japan as frontline treatment option for Hodgkin lymphoma
NEWS MEDICAL Seattle Genetics, Inc. today announced that its collaborator, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour... 17 hours
AGA partners with ESNM for 2019 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit
NEWS MEDICAL The American Gastroenterological Association is proud to partner with the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility for the 8th annual Gut Microbiota for Health... 18 hours
Cytox, AIBL announce expanded agreement to assess genetic risk for Alzheimer’s
NEWS MEDICAL Cytox, a precision medicine company which today is commercializing polygenic risk scoring approaches for assessing genetic risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other neurological diseases, has... 18 hours
Orangutans saved as Malaysia foils high-seas smuggling bid
PHYS.ORG A pair of young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among over 400 animals rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring Indonesia, officials said Monday. 19 hours
Study: Over 80% of people who carry identifiable genetic risk for cancer don't know it
NEWS MEDICAL Genomic screening of more than 50,000 people shows that more than 80% of those who carry an identifiable... 20 hours
What can salad dressing tell us about cancer? Think oil and vinegar
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified another way the process that causes oil to form droplets in water may contribute to solid tumors, such as prostate and... 23 hours
Swiss vote on bids to improve food quality, protect farmers
ABC NEWS Swiss voters are deciding on two separate proposals aimed to ensure that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly,... 2 days
Genomic study brings us closer to precision medicine for type 2 diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY Most patients with type 2 diabetes are treated with a 'one-size-fits-all' protocol, but this approach can leave many cases inadequately managed. New work indicates... 2 days
Researchers identify new genetic disorder in a human patient
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and physicians from Spectrum Health have identified for the first time in a human patient a genetic disorder only previously described... 3 days
USC research uncovers previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL New research from USC has uncovered a previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The study provides insights on how these conditions,... 3 days
First-in-human phase 0 study shows clinically-relevant activity of new drug in glioblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Combating glioblastoma remains a major challenge due the complex nature of these tumors, the inability of drugs to penetrate the brain tissue, and lack... 3 days
Researchers develop technology to study behavior of implants without animal testing
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of researchers consisting of scientists from NUST MISIS and TU Dortmund University has developed a technology to study the behavior of orthopedic implants... 3 days
Scientists use mice to study transmission of Lyme disease bacteria by infected ticks
NEWS MEDICAL Lyme borreliosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by a bite from a tick of... 3 days
Inbred Isle Royale wolves to get company, rebooting the world’s longest running predator-prey experiment
Science Magazine Airlift will bring new animals to isolated national park in Lake Superior 3 days
Inbred Isle Royale wolves to get company, rebooting the world’s longest running ecological experiment
Science Magazine Airlift will bring new animals to isolated national park in Lake Superior 3 days
Testing and cleaning North Carolina’s water supply post-Florence could prove tricky. A microbiologist explains why
Science Magazine Unfamiliar contaminants and lag time in testing methods could increase health risks to locals 3 days
Gut fungus exacerbates asthma in antibiotic-treated mice
SCIENCE DAILY A non-pathogenic fungus can expand in the intestines of antibiotic-treated mice and enhance the severity of allergic airways disease, according to a new study. The findings suggest that alterations in gut microbiota induced by... 3 days
We are bombarded by thousands of diverse species and chemicals
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have measured the human 'exposome,' or the particulates, chemicals and microbes that individually swaddle us all, in unprecedented detail. 3 days
Mutant Green Crabs Are Mean, and They're Invading Maine's Waters
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO Fearless crabs threaten the state's shellfish industry. 3 days
Watch a moth drink tears from a bird’s eye
Science Magazine VIDEO Strategy appears to be an unusual way to get nutrients 3 days
Pairing zebrafish by personality improves fitness of the species
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have challenged the theory of 'love at first sight' after discovering that they can boost the reproductive success of zebrafish by pairing them by personality, rather than appearance. 3 days
Enhancing Fc{gamma}R-mediated antibody effector function during persistent viral infection
Science Magazine Persistent viral infections can interfere with FcR-mediated antibody effector functions by excessive immune complex (IC) formation, resulting in resistance to therapeutic FcR-dependent antibodies. We and others have previously demonstrated that... 3 days
The way hunter-gatherers share food shows how cooperation evolved
SCIENCE-NEWS Camp customs override selfishness and generosity when foragers divvy up food, a study of East Africa’s Hazda hunter-gatherers shows. 3 days
Manganese plays a key role in bacterial infection
SCIENCE DAILY The ability to acquire manganese during infection is essential for the virulence of Enterococcus faecalis in animals, according to a new study. 3 days
Vegan dogs: Should they go meat free?
PHYS.ORG Over the last ten years, it's estimated there has been a 360% rise in veganism in Britain – around 542,000 people have "gone vegan". As a nation of animal lovers, with around 44% of... 3 days
Land-based bird populations are at risk of local extinction
SCIENCE DAILY A new report finds that land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world -- raising the risk of global extinction -- due to... 3 days
Mobile device could make it easier to predict and control harmful algal blooms
PHYS.ORG In the past 10 years, harmful algal blooms—sudden increases in the population of algae, typically in coastal regions and freshwater systems—have become... 3 days
Overwhelming evidence shows hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are calling on an end to discriminatory health and illicit drugs policies, based on overwhelming evidence that new hepatitis C therapies are effective... 3 days
Ancient Cholesterol Confirms Dickinsonia as One of Earth’s First Animals
SCI-NEWS.COM The first complex organisms emerged during the Ediacaran period (635-541 million years ago). Ediacaran fossils are... 3 days
Investigational steroid mirrors prednisone's benefits while taming its side effects
SCIENCE DAILY A head-to-head trial comparing the decades-old steroid, prednisone, and a promising new steroid, vamorolone, finds both act on the same key set of genetic pathways involved in controlling... 4 days
Genomic dark matter activity connects Parkinson's and psychiatric diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Using a new technique known as laser-capture RNA seq, that involves cutting out dopamine neurons from a human brain section with a laser, investigators have cataloged more than 70,000 novel... 4 days
Beyond ivory – championing the neglected victims of illegal wildlife trade
PHYS.ORG The many threats to our planet's biodiversity posed by illegal wildlife trade are as varied as they are daunting, and you could be forgiven for feeling... 4 days
Narrowing down the mass of the Milky Way
PHYS.ORG Since the birth of modern astronomy, scientists have sought to determine the full extent of the Milky Way galaxy and learn more about its structure, formation and evolution. At present, astronomers estimate... 4 days
Ancient Mystery Creature That Defied Classification Is Earth's Oldest Animal
LIVE SCIENCE Fat molecules show that a mystery creature that lived 558 million years ago was in fact an animal. 4 days
Octopuses given mood drug 'ecstasy' reveal genetic link to evolution of social behaviors in humans
SCIENCE DAILY By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then... 4 days
Wild African monkeys infected with the bacterium causing yaws in humans 
PHYS.ORG An international research team, led by scientists from the German Primate Center, the Robert Koch Institute, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, McGill University, Masaryk... 4 days
Research improves real-time visualization of trees in 3-D videogames
PHYS.ORG The work developed in the Interactive Visualization Centre provides faster and more efficient vegetation design systems. 4 days
Perovskite semiconductors seeing right through next generation X-ray detectors
PHYS.ORG From observing celestial objects to medical imaging, the sensitive detection of X-rays plays a central role in countless applications. However, the methods used to detect them have undergone an interesting... 4 days
Scientist intends to fight pathogenic bacteria with viruses
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Li Deng of Helmholtz Zentrum München has been awarded a Starting Grant of the European Research Council. The scientist intends to tackle antimicrobial resistance by fighting bacteria with their natural enemies... 4 days
Sparrow in a lead mine—birds adapt to life in contaminated areas
PHYS.ORG A new study of house sparrows' genes has found the first evidence of animals adapting to lead contamination in heavily polluted areas of Australia. 4 days
Medical News Today: Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus
MNT Scientists have found some surprising common ground between the Zika virus and brain cancer. They hope that a Zika vaccine may help combat glioblastoma. 4 days
Researchers use reinforcement learning to train gliders to soar like birds
NEWS MEDICAL The words "fly like an eagle" are famously part of a song, but they may also be words that make some scientists scratch their heads. Especially... 4 days
The extirpation of species outside protected areas
PHYS.ORG Land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world—raising the risk of global extinction—due to the loss of suitable habitat, according to a report led by UCL. 4 days
Scientists report conserved role for serotonin in mediating social behavior in octopus, humans
NEWS MEDICAL The mood-altering drug MDMA - which promotes positive, friendly social interactions in humans by inhibiting serotonin uptake in nerve cells - has... 4 days
Custom circuits for living cells
Mutant Green Crabs Are Mean, and They're Invading Maine's Waters
Watch a moth drink tears from a bird’s eye
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Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
To avoid vision problems in space, astronauts will need some kind of artificial gravity
How dolphins learn to work together for rewards
Researchers develop microbubble scrubber to destroy dangerous biofilms
Purifying Proteins from Mammalian Cell Culture
Detangling DNA replication
Earth's oldest animals formed complex ecological communities
Magnetic bacteria and their unique superpower attract researchers
Accelerating electrocatalyst discovery with machine learning
Blazes of light reveal how plants signal danger long distances
Plants communicate distress using their own kind of nervous system
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This flying robot could reveal secrets of the aerial world of insects
Iron powder: a clean, alternative fuel for industry that replaces natural gas
Watch these new ‘designer proteins’ light up when they hit their target
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Kidnapping in the Antarctic animal world?
Will Smith hosts National Geographic's "One Strange Rock"
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