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Three genes essential for cells to tell time
PHYS.ORG One family of genes allows cells to adapt to daily changes in environmental conditions by adjusting the circadian clock responsible for regular sleep-wake cycles. The new discovery by University of Tokyo scientists... 28 minutes
Shedding light on the mystery of the superconducting dome
PHYS.ORG University of Groningen physicists, and colleagues from Nijmegen and Hong Kong, have induced superconductivity in a monolayer of tungsten disulfide. By using an increasing electric field, they were able to... 28 minutes
Amazon deforestation is close to tipping point
PHYS.ORG Deforestation of the Amazon is about to reach a threshold beyond which the region's tropical rainforest may undergo irreversible changes that transform the landscape into degraded savanna with sparse, shrubby plant cover and low... 49 minutes
Scientists synthesize a new substance with antitumoral properties
PHYS.ORG Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University have developed a new synthetic derivative of fascaplysin—a biologically active substance with antitumoral properties obtained from sea sponges. Biological tests have shown that the compound is... 49 minutes
Glacier mass loss passes the point of no return, researchers report
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Universities of Bremen and Innsbruck have shown in a recent study that the further melting of glaciers cannot be prevented in the current... 49 minutes
Rain or snow? Humidity, location can make all the difference, new map shows
PHYS.ORG University of Colorado Boulder researchers have created a map of the Northern Hemisphere showing how location and humidity can affect precipitation, illustrating... 2 hours
Interstellar Asteroid Oumuamua Likely Came from Double Star System
SCI-NEWS.COM 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua, the first asteroid of extrasolar origin identified in the Solar System, likely came from a... 2 hours
Fish accounted for surprisingly large part of the Stone Age diet
PHYS.ORG New research at Lund University in Sweden can now show what Stone Age people actually ate in southern Scandinavia 10,000 years ago. The importance of fish... 2 hours
Genomics England announces appointment of global genomics pioneer as first CEO
NEWS MEDICAL Genomics England announces the appointment of its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) today. Global genomics pioneer Professor John Mattick will join Genomics England in June. He... 2 hours
scientists detect radio echoes of a black hole feeding on a star Scientists Detect Radio Echoes of a Black Hole Feeding on a Star
ASTRO WATCH On Nov. 11, 2014, a global network of telescopes picked up signals from 300 million light years away that were created by a tidal... 3 hours
Royal College of Pathologists‘ bulletin provides summary of Tissue Handling Workshop
NEWS MEDICAL A recent article in the Royal College of Pathologists‘ bulletin provides a summary of our recent Tissue Handling Workshop. 3 hours
New Gulf of Maine study investigates return of kelp
PHYS.ORG Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has been awarded funding from Maine Sea Grant for a new study of kelp forests in the Gulf of Maine. Senior Research Scientist Douglas Rasher... 4 hours
Pipe-crawling robot will help decommission DOE nuclear facility
PHYS.ORG A pair of autonomous robots developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute will soon be driving through miles of pipes at the U.S. Department of Energy's former uranium enrichment plant in Piketon,... 4 hours
US children now draw female scientists more than ever
PHYS.ORG When drawing scientists, U.S. children now depict female scientists more often than ever, according to new Northwestern University research, which analyzed five decades of "Draw-A-Scientist" studies conducted since the 1960s. 8 hours
One-third of young adults have ridden with an impaired driver
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates that riding with an impaired driver is prevalent among emerging adults, with 33 percent of recent high school grads reporting the risky behavior at... 9 hours
Researchers develop technology to program DNA for delivering cancer drugs
NEWS MEDICAL DNA has an important job – it tells your cells which proteins to make. Now, a research team at the University of Delaware has developed technology to program strands of... 9 hours
Scientists discover rare childhood liver cancer's ability to metastasize to the brain
NEWS MEDICAL A surprising finding by Rockefeller University scientists about a rare liver cancer's behavior could lead to more comprehensive patient monitoring and hopefully better outcomes. 10 hours
Making intricate images with bacterial communities
PHYS.ORG Working with light and genetically engineered bacteria, researchers from Stanford University are able to shape the growth of bacterial communities. From polka dots to stripes to circuits, they can render intricate designs overnight. The technique, described... 14 hours
New life form answers question about evolution of cells
PHYS.ORG Bacteria and Archaea are two of the three domains of life. Both must have evolved from the putative last universal common ancestor (LUCA). One hypothesis is that this happened because... 17 hours
Agriculture initiated by indigenous peoples, not Fertile Crescent migration
PHYS.ORG Small scale agricultural farming was first initiated by indigenous communities living on Turkey's Anatolian plateau, and not introduced by migrant farmers as previously thought, according to new research by the... 17 hours
New pheromone insight may help predict mountain pine beetle outbreaks
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of British Columbia have shed new light on how mountain pine beetles produce an important pheromone called trans-verbenol, which could aid in efforts to... 17 hours
Termite queen, king recognition pheromone identified
PHYS.ORG Researchers at North Carolina State University have for the first time identified a specific chemical used by the higher termite castes—the queens and the kings—to communicate their royal status with worker termites. The findings could advance... 17 hours
Scientists discover basic molecular mechanism that helps understand how ALS works
NEWS MEDICAL It took eight long years of research, but now an international team led by neuroscientists at Université de Montréal has discovered a basic molecular mechanism that... 17 hours
Historians to climate researchers: Let's talk
PHYS.ORG History can tell us a lot about environmental upheaval, say Princeton University historians John Haldon and Lee Mordechai. What is missing in today's debate about climate change is using what we know about how past societies... 17 hours
Programming DNA to deliver cancer drugs
PHYS.ORG DNA has an important job—it tells your cells which proteins to make. Now, a research team at the University of Delaware has developed technology to program strands of DNA into switches that turn proteins on and... 18 hours
Modified biomaterials self-assemble on temperature cues
PHYS.ORG Biomedical engineers from Duke University have demonstrated a new approach to making self-assembled biomaterials that relies on protein modifications and temperature. The hybrid approach allows researchers to control self-assembly more precisely, which may prove useful for... 18 hours
Climate change threatens world's largest seagrass carbon stores
PHYS.ORG In the summer of 2010-2011, Western Australia experienced an unprecedented marine heat wave that elevated water temperatures two to four degrees Celsius above average for more than two months. Researchers from the... 20 hours
Cutting carbon emissions sooner could save 153 million lives
PHYS.ORG As many as 153 million premature deaths linked to air pollution could be avoided worldwide this century if governments speed up their timetable for reducing fossil fuel emissions, a new... 20 hours
Genetic analysis uncovers the evolutionary origin of vertebrate limbs
PHYS.ORG As you picture the first fish to crawl out of primordial waters onto land, it's easy to imagine how its paired fins eventually evolved into the arms and legs of... 20 hours
Archaeologists Unearth 115,000-Year-Old Bone Tools in China
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers led by Université de Montréal’s Dr. Luc Doyon has found seven bone soft hammers at the early... 21 hours
Tiny implants for cells are functional in vivo
PHYS.ORG For the first time, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of living zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as... 21 hours
Scientists create microscopic 'swimmers' controlled by a magnetic field
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Rice University scientists have discovered what may be the simplest form of locomotion in the travels of micron-scale particles linked and driven by a magnetic field. 22 hours
Arctic sea ice becoming a spring hazard for North Atlantic ships
PHYS.ORG More Arctic sea ice is entering the North Atlantic Ocean than before, making it increasingly dangerous for ships to navigate those waters in late spring, according... 22 hours
Computers may help K-8 math teachers understand students' thought processes
PHYS.ORG Cornell CIS researchers are working on computer software that may help K-8 math teachers with grading math assignments. Researchers will present their research at the Conference on Human... 23 hours
Researchers add 700 years to Malta's history
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that the first people to inhabit Malta arrived 700 years earlier than history books indicate. 23 hours
Researcher develops interactive map which shows how the Irish potato famine transformed ireland
PHYS.ORG A researcher from Queen's University Belfast has developed an interactive map of the island of Ireland which shows the impact the Great... 23 hours
New model reveals forgotten influencers and 'sleeping beauties' of science
PHYS.ORG For centuries, scientists and scholars have measured the influence of individuals and discoveries through citations, a crude statistic subject to biases, politics and other distortions. A new paper... 23 hours
Study shows that omega-6 fatty acids could protect against premature death
NEWS MEDICAL Could omega-6 fatty acids protect you against premature death? The answer is yes, according to a new University of Eastern Finland study. While protecting against death,... 24 hours
Wearable polymer piezoelectric sensors for fashionable clothing
PHYS.ORG Yoshiro Tajitsu of Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, and Teijin Limited, Japan, have developed innovative wearable piezoelectric PLLA braided cord sensors. This technology can be used as wearable sensors in the fields of fashion, sports... 24 hours
High quality graphene from nickel
PHYS.ORG A study published in Science reports the catalytic action of nickel in the growth of graphene sheets. The research, carried out by Iom-Cnr and the University of Trieste, provides new strategies to improve the industrial production of this... 24 hours
Signaling pathways to the nucleus
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the University of Freiburg have discovered how the plant hormone auxin is transported within cells and how this signaling pathway helps to control gene expression in the nucleus. Auxin regulates many processes in... 1 day
Drawing inspiration from plants and animals to restore tissue
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed new wound dressings that dramatically accelerate... 1 day
Low sperm count more prevalent with other health problems finds study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study shows that more and more men have a low sperm count. The team of researchers from University of Padova in Italy, presented their... 1 day
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. 3 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... 3 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... 3 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... 3 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,... 3 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... 3 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... 3 days
university of houston scientists investigating mysterious dark matter University of Houston Scientists Investigating Mysterious Dark Matter
ASTRO WATCH University of Houston scientists are helping to develop a technology that could hold the key to unraveling one of the... 4 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. 4 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... 4 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... 4 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... 4 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... 4 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... 4 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. 4 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. 4 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... 4 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.... 4 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. 4 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... 4 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... 4 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... 4 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... 4 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. 4 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... 4 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... 4 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... 4 days
stephen hawking 1942 2018 Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)
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... 4 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... 4 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... 4 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. 4 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... 4 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... 4 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,... 4 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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) 5 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... 5 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. 5 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... 5 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? 5 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... 5 days
Scientists create microscopic 'swimmers' controlled by a magnetic field
Scientists mimic neural tissue
The future of transportation systems
Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birds
Interactive, downloadable and 3-D printable scans of newly discovered hermit crabs now available
Algorithm could streamline harvesting of hand-picked crops
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