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Gifted Colombia kids pay tribute to hero Hawking
PHYS.ORG Gifted children at the Stephen Hawking school in Colombia's capital Bogota have been paying a special tribute to the astrophysicist whose life inspired them to study science. 2 days
Rutgers University study highlights the need for improved safety in tree-care operations
NEWS MEDICAL As climate change increases the risk to trees from severe storms, insects, diseases, drought and fire, a Rutgers University study highlights the need for... 2 days
Study on infant bone strength could aid in design of safer car seats
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Sheffield have successfully used computer simulated models and medical imaging to test the strength of young children's... 2 days
Genetic variant discovery could improve safety, effectiveness of drugs for asthma and COPD
NEWS MEDICAL Research from the University of Liverpool, published today in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, identifies a genetic variant that could improve the safety and... 2 days
Online program increases depression treatment rates among adolescent mothers
NEWS MEDICAL An online program persuaded teenage mothers across 10 Kentucky counties to seek medical help for depression, highlighting an inexpensive way to increase mental health treatment rates for the vulnerable group,... 2 days
Study on infant bone strength could aid in design safer car seats
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Sheffield have successfully used computer simulated models and medical imaging to test the strength of young children's bones, producing... 2 days
Students who are old for their grade more likely to enroll in college
SCIENCE DAILY Teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enroll... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH University of Houston scientists are helping to develop a technology that could hold the key to unraveling one of the... 2 days
This Tiny Private CubeRover Could Reach the Moon by 2020
SPACE.COM The Pittsburgh-based company Astrobotic, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, has won a NASA Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Award to develop a "CubeRover" for moon missions. 2 days
Assaults spiked on Trump rally days during 2016 election
PHYS.ORG Cities experienced 2.3 more assaults than average on days when hosting presidential campaign rallies for Donald Trump during the lead-up to the 2016 United States Presidential Election, according to a... 2 days
Entomologist confirms first Saharan farming 10,000 years ago
PHYS.ORG By analysing a prehistoric site in the Libyan desert, a team of researchers from the universities of Huddersfield, Rome and Modena & Reggio Emilia has been able to establish that people in... 2 days
Scientists mimic neural tissue
PHYS.ORG VIDEO U.S. Army-funded researchers at Brandeis University have discovered a process for engineering next-generation soft materials with embedded chemical networks that mimic the behavior of neural tissue. The breakthrough material may lead to autonomous soft robotics, dual sensors and actuators for... 3 days
Black holes aren't totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking's groundbreaking work
PHYS.ORG Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black holes and quantum physics. A... 3 days
Male squirrels kill offspring of rivals in years when food is plentiful, study shows
PHYS.ORG In years when food is abundant for squirrels, males kill the young of rival males, according to new research from... 3 days
Chalkboard computer teacher is international conference star
PHYS.ORG A Ghanaian schoolteacher who used chalkboard drawings to teach computer science because his farming village had no laptops found himself the star of a global conference in Singapore. 3 days
Plasmons triggered in nanotube quantum wells
PHYS.ORG A novel quantum effect observed in a carbon nanotube film could lead to the development of unique lasers and other optoelectronic devices, according to scientists at Rice University and Tokyo Metropolitan University. 3 days
Blood, sweat and tears in raptor research
PHYS.ORG Murdoch University Ph.D. candidate Simon Cherriman is enjoying the relative safety of his home office after spending much of the last six months scaling trees and attaching satellite tags to 13 feisty juvenile Wedge-tailed... 3 days
Decomposition of toxic products in drinking water infiltration
PHYS.ORG Israel has declared war against drought. Five desalination plants generate around 600 million cubic metres of fresh water every year, which is about 70 percent of the consumption required by private households.... 3 days
Imaging technique pulls plasmon data together
PHYS.ORG Rice University scientists have developed a novel technique to view a field of plasmonic nanoparticles simultaneously to learn how their differences change their reactivity. 3 days
Days become slightly longer as land ice melts
PHYS.ORG Rising sea levels are affected by many factors, most of which researchers can now effectively explain. Delft University of Technology researcher Thomas Frederikse has established that the average rise in sea levels... 3 days
Politics is not the primary reason people are leaving churches, study suggests
PHYS.ORG Extreme political views might be driving some people away from churches, but the actual number of departing parishioners is not that large and those... 3 days
Combining microbial and chemical fingerprints for forensics applications
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Center for Microbiome Innovation have for the first time combined technologies that detect the presence of microbes and chemicals to identify "who... 3 days
Supercomputer simulation opens prospects for obtaining ultra-dense electron-positron plasmas
PHYS.ORG Physicists from the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and computer scientists from Lobachevsky University have developed a new software... 3 days
Scientific misconduct harms prior collaborators
PHYS.ORG Scientists should choose their associates carefully, according to researchers at the University of Luxembourg and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, as future misconduct by colleagues could seriously impact the reputations of their former collaborators. 3 days
Monocrystalline silicon thin film for cost-cutting solar cells with 10-times faster growth rate fabricated
PHYS.ORG A research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Waseda University have successfully produced high-quality thin film monocrystalline... 3 days
A small protein with many applications
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and from the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University have collaboratively developed and described a llama antibody that might have significant impact for future diagnostics and treatment... 3 days
Humans Interbred with Denisovans Twice in History, Researchers Discover
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers from the University of Washington and Princeton University has found that the genomes of... 3 days
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ESA ESA is saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Stephen Hawking, FRS, cosmologist and one of the pioneers of theoretical studies of black holes, on 14 March at... 3 days
Artificial sweetener sucralose worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease
NEWS MEDICAL In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues have found that, given... 3 days
YCC launches new Yale Center for Immuno-Oncology
NEWS MEDICAL Yale Cancer Center has launched the Yale Center for Immuno-Oncology. The new center will build on YCC's international leadership in immunobiology, cancer immunology, and development of novel cancer immunotherapies. It is a partnership between... 3 days
New blood test promises to eliminate guesswork in heart attack diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL A new blood test developed by a University of Alberta physician promises to eliminate the guesswork clinicians face with an apparent heart attack. 3 days
ACTA trial in AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis validates new therapeutic regimens
NEWS MEDICAL The results of the ACTA trial were presented at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science held in Paris from 23 to 26 July... 3 days
Cancer survivors become fatigued more quickly than their peers, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Adults who have undergone successful cancer treatment years or decades previously become fatigued more quickly than their peers who don't have cancer histories, according to a... 3 days
Study reveals mechanisms underlying maintenance of memory during sleep hours
NEWS MEDICAL During the hours of sleep the memory performs a cleaning shift. A study led by a Spanish scientist at the University of Cambridge reveals that when we sleep,... 3 days
asteroid discovered few days ago to whiz by earth on friday Asteroid Discovered Few Days Ago to Whiz by Earth on Friday
ASTRO WATCH A newly detected asteroid, designated 2018 EB4, is expected to pass by Earth on... 3 days
astronomers discover galaxies spin like clockwork Astronomers Discover Galaxies Spin Like Clockwork
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have discovered that all galaxies rotate once every billion years, no matter how big they are. The Earth spinning around on its axis... 3 days
French court throws out Facebook 'censorship' case
PHYS.ORG A French court on Thursday dismissed a case brought by a French teacher who wanted to sue the US social media giant over his claims that his page was censored when he posted a... 3 days
Physicists Solve Mystery of Why Comets Emit X-Rays
SCI-NEWS.COM The long-standing mystery of why comets give off X-ray emission has been solved by a group of experimental physicists led... 3 days
Scientists discover genomic ancestry of Stone Age North Africans from Morocco
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers, led by Johannes Krause and Choongwon Jeong from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Jena, Germany), and... 3 days
Democratizing single-cell analysis
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Allen Institute and the University of Washington have developed a new low-cost technique for profiling gene expression in hundreds of thousands of cells. Split Pool Ligation-based Transcriptome sequencing (SPLiT-seq) is a scalable technique for characterizing RNA in... 3 days
Researchers create a protein 'mat' that can soak up pollution
PHYS.ORG In a breakthrough that could lead to a new class of materials with functions found only in living systems, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have figured... 3 days
Scientists investigating mysterious dark matter
PHYS.ORG University of Houston scientists are helping to develop a technology that could hold the key to unraveling one of the great mysteries of science: what constitutes dark matter? Scientists believe dark matter makes up 85 percent of the... 3 days
Powerful new device for studying puzzling process
PHYS.ORG A millisecond burst of light on a computer monitor signaled production of the first plasma in a powerful new device for advancing research into magnetic reconnection—a critical but little understood process that occurs throughout... 3 days
Childhood aggression linked to deficits in executive function
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers find that primary school children with reduced cognitive skills for planning and self-restraint are more likely to show increased aggression in middle childhood. The study examined the relationship between aggression and... 3 days
People are willing to pay to curate their online social image
PHYS.ORG Social media provides a new environment that makes it possible to carefully edit the image you want to project of yourself. A study from Lund University... 4 days
Twice as many birds at Putah Creek after water restored
PHYS.ORG A small restored area is having a big impact on regional birds, fish and animals, according to a study published in the journal Ecological Restoration by the University... 4 days
Ultrashort laser pulses make greenhouse gas reactive
PHYS.ORG It is a long-cherished dream: Removing the inert greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and using it as a basic material for the chemical industry. This could address two major problems at once... 4 days
New study examines increasing referee abuse in men's soccer
PHYS.ORG Soccer league administrators looking to limit verbally abusive and violent on-field behaviour may want to consider implementing a crash course in the rules of the sport and equipping their referees... 4 days
Researchers find space radiation is increasingly more hazardous
PHYS.ORG It might sound like something from a science fiction plot – astronauts traveling into deep space being bombarded by cosmic rays – but radiation exposure is science fact. As future missions look... 4 days
Students who are old for their grade more likely to enroll in college
PHYS.ORG Teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enroll... 4 days
Origami-inspired self-locking foldable robotic arm
PHYS.ORG A research team of Seoul National University led by Professor Kyu-Jin Cho has developed an origami-inspired robotic arm that is foldable, self-assembling and also highly-rigid. (The researchers include Suk-Jun Kim, Dae-Young Lee, Gwang-Pil Jung, Professor of SeoulTech) 4 days
Predicting a new phase of superionic ice
PHYS.ORG Scientists predicted a new phase of superionic ice, a special form of ice that could exist on Uranus, Neptune, and exoplanets. This new type of ice, called P21/c-SI phase, occurs at pressures greater than... 4 days
Erasing a bit of chemistry from history
PHYS.ORG A new study by a research team at The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University has found that an ion considered an essential part of chemistry calculations does not exist. 4 days
Changes in NFL mirror changes in modern workplace, paper says
PHYS.ORG Sports and society have been intertwined since ancient Greece, so it should come as little surprise that NFL football continues to be influenced by workplaces far removed from... 4 days
For aspiring doctors with disabilities, many medical schools come up short
NEWS MEDICAL Being a medical student or resident is hard enough, but what if you have a disability that adds to the challenge? 4 days
Wasting food may be safe, reasonable decision for some, study says
PHYS.ORG About 21 percent of the American food supply is wasted by consumers at home and in restaurants, but little is known about why. A Purdue University... 4 days
University students provide 999 first-responder services for local community
NEWS MEDICAL Passionate medical and allied health professional students are taking their skills to the community in a life-saving initiative they are leading in Leicester City Centre. 4 days
New 16 million-year-old insectivore species discovered
PHYS.ORG Palaeontologists Vicente D. Crespo, Francisco Javier Ruiz Sánchez and Plini Montoya, from the department of Botanics and Geology of the Universitat de València, and Marc Furió, from the Institut Català de Paleontologia, have discovered a new... 4 days
Leicester research could help identify people with asthma of different severities
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers from the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University - has... 4 days
UH researchers improve understanding of autism spectrum disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Two University of Houston scientists are reporting that defects in a portion of the brain's hippocampus, called the dentate gyrus, is regulated by the nuclear receptor LXRβ (Liver X receptor Beta). The... 4 days
University of Akron professor receives NSF grant for research that supports anti-cancer therapeutics
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Adam W. Smith, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has won a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. The... 4 days
Study shows structural variations in the brain of transgender individuals
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of São Paulo's Medical School in Brazil used magnetic resonance imaging to complete the first study conducted in Latin America to investigate brain volumes... 4 days
Removal of cost barrier increases use of more effective, long-term contraception methods
NEWS MEDICAL When cost isn't an issue, women will choose more effective, long-term methods of contraception, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. 4 days
Researcher working to develop improved endoscopic probe for colonoscopies
NEWS MEDICAL Tim Muldoon, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to continue his work on an endoscopic probe... 4 days
Survey of school nurses underscores dire need to develop more feasible food allergy policies
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly all school nurses participating in a national survey (96 percent) reported that staff at their school received training on... 4 days
New guidelines on preventing and treating 'equine strep throat'
SCIENCE DAILY Just as strep throat can run rampant in elementary schools, strangles, the "strep throat" of horses, caused by a different Streptococcus bacterium, is highly contagious. Veterinarians have an important role... 4 days
stephen hawking passes away at 76 Stephen Hawking Passes Away at 76
ASTRO WATCH World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours... 4 days
optometrist investigates changes in eye structure in astronauts Optometrist Investigates Changes in Eye Structure in Astronauts
ASTRO WATCH Astronauts who spend time aboard the International Space Station return to Earth with changes to the structure of their eyes... 4 days
School, body-image pressure, and worries affect young girls' mental health
NEWS MEDICAL More and more young girls seek help for mental problems. "Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends, and family," says researcher Anders... 4 days
Researchers achieve 80% reduction in liver metastasis by restricting growth of blood vessels
NEWS MEDICAL The International Journal of Cancer has just published the results of an experimental therapy tested on mice. The research, led by the... 4 days
Scientists develop rapid test that could revolutionize diagnostics of infectious diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists of the Leibniz-Institute of Photonic Technologies, Center for Sepsis Control and Care at the University Hospital Jena and Friedrich Schiller University work at a faster... 4 days
Researchers identify novel gene involved in familial breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL An international research consortium led by Dr Jordi Surrallés, director of the Genetics Service at the Hospital de Sant Pau and professor of Genetics at the UAB, and by Dr... 4 days
Education and academic achievement can lessen effects of child abuse, neglect
NEWS MEDICAL The emotional and sexual abuse that some children endure can lead them to commit crimes later in life.But when children achieve good grades and don't skip... 4 days
Study finds no link between long-term violent video game play and adult aggression
NEWS MEDICAL Playing violent action adventure games for prolonged periods does not make adults more aggressive say researchers from the Max Planck Institute for... 4 days
Many patients show CKD signs prior to diabetes diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL Many patients who will later be diagnosed with diabetes show signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD) even before their diabetes diagnosis, according to a study by researchers with the University... 4 days
Study helps explain Greenland glaciers' varied vulnerability to melting
PHYS.ORG Using data from NASA missions observing Earth, researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created new maps of the bed topography beneath a score of glaciers in southeast Greenland,... 4 days
Laser-heated nanowires produce micro-scale nuclear fusion with record efficiency
PHYS.ORG Nuclear fusion, the process that powers our sun, happens when nuclear reactions between light elements produce heavier ones. It's also happening—at a smaller scale—in a Colorado State University laboratory. 4 days
Why MLK Encouraged 225,000 Chicago Kids to Cut Class in 1963
HISTORY 'Freedom Day' didn’t succeed, but it made de facto school segregation the talk of Chicago. 4 days
Educational success curbs effects of child abuse, neglect
SCIENCE DAILY The emotional and sexual abuse that some children endure can lead them to commit crimes later in life. But when children achieve good grades and don't skip school, the likelihood of self-reported,... 4 days
Quantum mechanics runs hot in a cold plasma: research
PHYS.ORG University of British Columbia researchers have found a new system that could help yield 'warmer' quantum technologies. 4 days
Coming out in STEM: Factors affecting retention of sexual minority STEM students
Science Magazine Using a national longitudinal survey data set from the Higher Education Research Institute, this study tested whether students who identified as a sexual minority... 4 days
Chromatin usage in individual cells reveals developmental trajectories
PHYS.ORG Both cell type and developmental stage can be deduced from measurements of chromatin accessibility in thousands of single cells, researchers at EMBL and the University of Washington show. They used this approach... 4 days
Researchers say 'active protection' needed to help Angola's threatened elephants
PHYS.ORG A new study of African savannah elephant populations in Angola by wildlife ecologists from Elephants Without Borders (EWB) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports today that though... 4 days
Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birds
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Wild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a study led... 4 days
Molecular motor mystery solved: Novel protein rounds out plant cells' machinery
PHYS.ORG A research team led by an Oregon State University biophysicist and a plant biologist from University of California, Davis has discovered a novel motor protein that... 4 days
Tradeoffs between weaponry and fecundity in snapping shrimp queens vary with eusociality
PHYS.ORG Amongst species of colonial snapping shrimp, the capacity for defense versus reproduction in queens varies with the level of cooperation, according to a study... 4 days
Key biological mechanism is disrupted by ocean acidification
PHYS.ORG A team led by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) has demonstrated that the excess carbon dioxide added... 4 days
Droughts in Mongolia—past, present and future
PHYS.ORG The extreme wet and dry periods Mongolia has experienced in the late 20th and early 21st centuries are rare but not unprecedented and future droughts may be no worse, according to an international research team that... 4 days
Chemists use abundant, low-cost and non-toxic elements to synthesize semiconductors
PHYS.ORG One of the problems for Javier Vela and the chemists in his Iowa State University research group was that a toxic material worked so well in solar cells. 4 days
'Lazy lawn mowers' can help support suburban bee populations and diversity
PHYS.ORG Homeowners concerned about the decline of bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects need look no further than their own back yards, says ecologist Susannah Lerman at... 5 days
Tears at Hawking's college as Cambridge mourns (Update)
PHYS.ORG Tears flowed at Stephen Hawking's Cambridge University college as former students, fellow academics and admirers came to pay tribute to the world-famous physicist who died on Wednesday. 5 days
Researchers turn plastic pollution into cleaners
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to re-use a common plastic to break down harmful dyes in our waste water. 5 days
Eastern Mediterranean summer will be two months longer by end of 21st century
PHYS.ORG The eastern Mediterranean—an area that covers Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and southern Turkey—is experiencing monumental climate changes poised to significantly affect... 5 days
How accurate is your AI?
PHYS.ORG As AI's role in society continues to expand, J B Brown of the Graduate School of Medicine reports on a new evaluation method for the type of AI that predicts yes/positive/true or no/negative/false answers. 5 days
PhenoCam network harnesses 'big data' to predict impact of warmer climate on ecosystem productivity and carbon cycling
PHYS.ORG A new paper by Northern Arizona University professor Andrew Richardson published in the journal... 5 days
College flag flies at half mast for Professor Hawking
PHYS.ORG The flag over the late Stephen Hawking's Cambridge University college flew at half-mast on Wednesday, as students and academics came to pay tribute after the physicist's death. 5 days
Climate change is shrinking mountain hares' habitat in the Alps
PHYS.ORG A warming climate will shrink and fragment mountain hare habitat in the Swiss Alps. Populations are likely to decline as a result, concludes an international study led by... 5 days
Interactive, downloadable and 3-D printable scans of newly discovered hermit crabs now available
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Today, a study published in the open access, open data journal GigaScience provides three-dimensional visual data from hermit crabs using the latest... 5 days
Scientists mimic neural tissue
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Interactive, downloadable and 3-D printable scans of newly discovered hermit crabs now available
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Metabolic activity of brown adipose tissue easier to verify with new method
Artificial "maple seeds" from rockets
Scientists help robots understand humans with board game idea
Babies resembling their fathers are healthier
Scarce metals going unrecovered from end-of-life vehicles
Comet Chury's late birth
New technique opens new research possibilities for novel drugs and tasty food