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Photosynthesis discovery could help next-gen biotechnologies
PHYS.ORG Researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Münster (WWU) have purified and visualized the 'Cyclic Electron Flow' (CEF) supercomplex, a critical part of the photosynthetic machinery in all plants, in a discovery... 1 hour
Renewed project could protect environment for millennia
PHYS.ORG A team that has included more than 85 researchers from three South Carolina universities is receiving $2 million to continue investigating how buried nuclear waste would react with soil and groundwater if it were... 2 hours
Study finds US ranks 27th among nations investing in education, health care
PHYS.ORG The United States ranks 27th in the world for its investments in education and health care as measurements of its commitment to economic growth,... 2 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... 5 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,... 6 hours
Expanding CEO-to-worker pay gap bad for business
PHYS.ORG Companies whose CEOs earn hundreds of times their average employee's pay are viewed as less desirable to work for, and to do business with, according to a new University of California, Berkeley, study. 8 hours
Study sheds light on—and through—2-D materials
PHYS.ORG The ability of metallic or semiconducting materials to absorb, reflect and act upon light is of primary importance to scientists developing optoelectronics—electronic devices that interact with light to perform tasks. Rice University scientists have now produced... 8 hours
Mosquitoes that can carry malaria eliminated in lab experiments
PHYS.ORG The team from Imperial College London were able to crash caged populations of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae in only 7-11 generations. 9 hours
A new way to count qubits
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Syracuse University, working with collaborators at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison, have developed a new technique for measuring the state of quantum bits, or qubits, in a quantum computer. 9 hours
Study sheds light on how brain protein may be involved neurodevelopmental disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A study by researchers at Rockefeller University has shown that defects in a brain protein may underlie a number of neurodevelopmental disorders. 9 hours
Yahoo in Gulliver’s Travels Represent 18th Century Description of Sasquatch, Researcher Says
SCI-NEWS.COM Australian National University researcher Debbie Argue may have solved one of English literature’s most enduring mysteries: Jonathan Swift’s inspiration for the Yahoo characters in... 9 hours
Smaller, faster and more efficient modulator sets to revolutionize optoelectronic industry
PHYS.ORG A research team comprising members from City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Harvard University and a renowned information technologies laboratory has successfully fabricated a tiny on-chip... 9 hours
New test speeds up diagnosis of multi-resistant pathogens
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Cologne and the German Center for Infection Research have made an important step towards speeding up the diagnosis of multi-resistant pathogens. 10 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... 11 hours
Deep-eutectic solvents replace polluting industrial solvents
PHYS.ORG Many polluting solvents used by the chemical industry can be replaced by an amazing new mixture of two powders: 'deep-eutectic solvents' (DES). This next generation of solvents are sustainable, much less flammable, not volatile and can... 11 hours
Paper: School shootings affect school quality, housing value
PHYS.ORG A new paper co-written by a University of Illinois scholar who studies urban economics says that home prices within a school district affected by a mass shooting episode in a school declined... 11 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... 11 hours
U.S. undocumented immigrant population roughly double current estimate
PHYS.ORG The number of undocumented immigrants in the United States is roughly twice as high as commonly believed, according to new research from MIT Sloan and Yale professors.  11 hours
Engineers add sense of touch to prosthetic hand
PHYS.ORG Engineers at Johns Hopkins University have created an electronic skin, which when added to a prosthetic hand allows the user to feel objects as if through their own hand, including feeling pain... 11 hours
Evacuation decision-making: How people make choices in disasters
PHYS.ORG After hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research to investigate the broad impacts of these disasters. A year later, some of the researchers funded by awards from the... 11 hours
Neither smooth nor rough: Novel bio-inspired surfaces make insects slip
PHYS.ORG Insects are able to climb almost any type of surface using their specialised adhesive organs. So far, most technical solutions to control insect pests involve toxic or sticky... 12 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. 12 hours
Newly discovered magnetic state could lead to green IT solutions
PHYS.ORG Magnetic skyrmions are magnetic swirls that may lead to new solutions combining low-energy consumption with high-speed computational power and high-density data storage, revolutionizing information technology. A team from... 12 hours
Americans have more faith in legislatures where women are equally represented
PHYS.ORG The presence of women in a decision-making body increases the public's perception of that body's legitimacy, especially when that group makes decisions that impact women. This... 12 hours
Researchers control the drying patterns formed during salt recrystallization
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered a new way of controlling the drying patterns formed by re-crystallizing salt. They found that the coffee ring effect can be used to... 13 hours
The first predators and their self-repairing teeth
PHYS.ORG The earliest predators appeared on Earth 480 million years ago—and they even had teeth capable of repairing themselves. A team of palaeontologists led by Bryan Shirley and Madleen Grohganz from the Chair for Palaeoenviromental... 13 hours
Functional Imagery Training helps lose five times more weight than talking therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Overweight people who used a new motivational intervention called Functional Imagery Training lost an average of five times more weight than those using talking... 13 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... 14 hours
Oxford VR raises £3.2m to boost innovation in VR for mental health problems
NEWS MEDICAL Oxford VR, a spinout company from the University of Oxford, has raised £3.2m with investors including Oxford Sciences Innovation, University of Oxford,... 14 hours
National parks bear the brunt of climate change
PHYS.ORG Human-caused climate change has exposed U.S. national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the rest of the nation, says a new UC Berkeley and University of Wisconsin-Madison study that quantifies for... 16 hours
Skeletal Stem Cells Identified in Humans
SCI-NEWS.COM Human skeletal stem cells capable of self-renewal and multilineage differentiation to bone, cartilage, and stroma have been isolated by Dr. Michael Longaker of the... 16 hours
Columbia University announces winners of 2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
NEWS MEDICAL Columbia University has decided to award the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize 2018. 17 hours
LGBT community reports more number of poor mental health days than general population
NEWS MEDICAL The local LGBT community reports twice the number of poor mental health days as the general population of Richmond and Columbia Counties,... 17 hours
New nanoplatform technology may reverse drug-resistance in renal cell carcinoma
NEWS MEDICAL A research team led by Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University, has... 17 hours
Researchers highlight potential therapy for treating rare, deadly blood-clotting disorder
NEWS MEDICAL In proof-of-concept experiments, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have highlighted a potential therapy for a rare but potentially deadly blood-clotting disorder, TTP. 18 hours
Children of mothers using cannabis may start using it at an earlier age, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL When mothers use marijuana during the first 12 years of their child's life, their cannabis-using children are more... 18 hours
Recent study helps predict probability of pregnant mothers to have child with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute--led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering--are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research... 18 hours
New spinout company to tackle drug-resistant infections with novel antibiotics
NEWS MEDICAL Drug-resistant infections are set to kill more people than cancer by 2050. Now a new University of Plymouth spinout company has been established to help tackle the problem... 19 hours
Academics receive prestigious awards for achievements in blood pressure research
NEWS MEDICAL Two academics from Queen Mary University of London have received prestigious awards from the International Society of Hypertension 2018 in recognition of their achievements in blood pressure research. 20 hours
New Zealand teenagers less fit than previous generation, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals. 20 hours
New study provides basis for Air Canada to change its facial hair policy for aircrew
NEWS MEDICAL A study conducted in Simon Fraser University's hypobaric chamber has sealed Air Canada's decision to allow pilots to... 20 hours
New Zealand teenagers less fit than their parents were at the same age, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new... 20 hours
Australia's HIV diagnoses hit seven year low
NEWS MEDICAL According to latest numbers from the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the rates of HIV are on the rise among heterosexuals in Australia. 21 hours
'Pinning down' how salty droplets dry
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered a new way of controlling the drying patterns formed by re-crystallizing salt. They found that the coffee ring effect can be used to pin the edge of drying droplets,... 22 hours
13 of nutrition behaviour expert Brian Wansink’s papers retracted
NEWS MEDICAL Eating behaviour and nutrition expert Professor Brian Wansink has been studied and cited widely. He has several published papers on healthy eating habits and nutrition tips. 1 day
Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school
ABC NEWS A judge says a California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school 2 days
maven selfie marks four years in orbit at mars MAVEN Selfie Marks Four Years in Orbit at Mars
ASTRO WATCH NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft celebrates four years in orbit studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet and how... 2 days
Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids
ABC NEWS Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof their children kids received 10 mandatory vaccinations 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
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
Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago
SCIENCE DAILY New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals. 3 days
A behavioral intervention for cancer patients that works
SCIENCE DAILY This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination and successful implementation nationwide. In a new study,... 3 days
matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light Matter Falling into a Black Hole at 30 Percent of the Speed of Light
ASTRO WATCH A UK team of astronomers report the first... 3 days
New nanotherapy offers hope in treating drug-resistant renal cell carcinoma
PHYS.ORG A research team led by Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University, has... 3 days
Study shows how the drive to eat overpowers the brain’s signal to stop
NEWS MEDICAL University of Michigan researchers have studied two groups of brain cells that compete for the control of feeding behaviour and found that... 3 days
New robot picks a peck of peppers and more
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The world's most advanced sweet pepper harvesting robot, developed in a consortium including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, was introduced last week at the Research Station for Vegetable... 3 days
Study busts myth about facial hair on pilots
PHYS.ORG A study conducted in Simon Fraser University's hypobaric chamber has sealed Air Canada's decision to allow pilots to sport facial hair. 3 days
Philly refinery fails to include public input in cleanup efforts
PHYS.ORG Over a decade of remediation planning and regulatory approvals at Philadelphia's neighborhood refinery has occurred without the benefit of municipal or public involvement, says a new report from... 3 days
Students surprise teacher on last day of chemo: 'I'm extremely grateful'
ABC NEWS Aa mob of students surprised their teacher by ringing bells outside her at home on the day she finished chemotherapy. 3 days
Deep neural networks help to identify the neutrinoless double beta decay signal
PHYS.ORG A group of researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Peking University greatly improved the discrimination power of tracks from different particles passing through... 3 days
University working hard to reduce use of plastic bags
PHYS.ORG A year ago, China enacted a trash import ban on 24 varieties of waste, which brought the world into a state of environmental panic. Now, countries are not easily able... 3 days
Why teachers should embrace digital devices in the classroom
PHYS.ORG France's recent decision to pass a law banning the use of cellphones, tablets and smart watches at school for children under 15 is just the latest example of moral panic... 3 days
Researchers demonstrate pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine in new paper
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the University of Oxford's Department of Zoology have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine in a new paper published in Nature Communications. 3 days
Removing tobacco product display from shops reduced number of children buying cigarettes
NEWS MEDICAL Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17 percent, according to new research from... 3 days
New clinical trial evaluates aesthetic results of conservative surgery in breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Belén Merck Navarro, Medicine professor at Valencia and Castellón's CEU UCH university is the only Spaniard among the 17 surgeons from 11 different countries... 3 days
People more likely to migrate from small cities than large ones
PHYS.ORG Migration continues to be a frequently debated subject, with 68 percent of the world population projected to live in urban areas by 2050, according to a... 3 days
On-demand room-temperature single photon array—a quantum communication breakthrough
PHYS.ORG Physicists at The City College of New York have used atomically thin two-dimensional materials to realize an array of quantum emitters operating at room temperature that can be integrated into next generation... 3 days
Historian angers group who proposed labeling late Holocene as Meghalayan Age
PHYS.ORG Guy Middleton, a historian at the Czech Institute of Egyptology at Charles University in Prague, has angered members of the group who successfully pushed for the... 3 days
Air pollution appears to be linked to increased risk of developing dementia
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study co-authored by Professor Frank Kelly, School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences, air pollution appears to be linked to... 4 days
Scientists find new ways to use biorefinery chemicals
PHYS.ORG Researchers of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry group at Aalto University have established an innovative system using enzymes for the valorisation of biogenic furans, leading to organic structures that are found for example... 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
How quinoa plants shed excess salt and thrive in saline soils
PHYS.ORG Barely heard of a couple of years ago, quinoa today is common on European supermarket shelves. The hardy plant thrives even in saline soils. Researchers from... 4 days
Graphene bilayer provides efficient transport and control of spins
PHYS.ORG University of Groningen physicists in collaboration with a theoretical physics group from Universität Regensburg have built an optimized bilayer graphene device that displays both long spin lifetimes and electrically controllable... 4 days
Research aims to boost dual-language learners' reading comprehension
PHYS.ORG A quickly growing student population of dual-language learners tends to have much lower high school graduation rates as well as reduced outcomes on measures of reading comprehension and vocabulary, and an interdisciplinary... 4 days
Dynamic assessment can help language learners have more success
PHYS.ORG Altering or individualizing assessment procedures can propel second-language learners toward more successful mastery of that language, ongoing research by Penn State Associate Professor of Education Matt Poehner and his interdisciplinary... 4 days
Banks do too little to communicate their sustainable investment products
PHYS.ORG More private banks are offering sustainable investment options to wealthy clients. How do these products differ from one another? And do the banks' advisory services meet the expectations... 4 days
Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Incident Stroke: Study
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study reveals that a traditional Mediterranean-style diet reduces stroke risk among white adults who are at high risk... 4 days
Students surprise teacher on last day of chemo, 'I'm extremely grateful,' she says
ABC NEWS Aa mob of students surprised their teacher by ringing bells outside her at home on the day she finished chemotherapy. 4 days
WATCH: Students ring bells outside teacher's home on her final day of chemo
ABC NEWS Katherine James, a fourth grade teacher at Mountain View Elementary, was met by cheers after she completed her treatment. 4 days
gaia detects a shake in the milky way Gaia Detects a Shake in the Milky Way
ASTRO WATCH A team led by researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, UB-IEEC) and the... 4 days
Researchers find that sample size is key factor determining accuracy of study results
NEWS MEDICAL The accuracy and reproducibility of research studies are a major concern of the scientific community. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have... 4 days
Study offers solid link between visceral organs and brain’s reward, motivation system
NEWS MEDICAL A novel gut-to-brain neural circuit establishes the vagus nerve as an essential component of the brain system that regulates reward and motivation, according to... 4 days
New case study looks at what prevent health care staffs from raising concerns
NEWS MEDICAL In a case study published online last week in Academic Medicine, an international team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge... 4 days
Commitment to democratic values predict climate change concern
PHYS.ORG Commitment to democratic values is the strongest predictor of climate change concern globally, Georgia State University faculty have found in a new study comparing climate change attitudes across 36 countries, including the... 4 days
Experts warn health care providers to slow down in allowing smart pill in patient care settings
NEWS MEDICAL Enthusiasm for an emerging digital health tool, the smart pill, is on the rise but researchers... 4 days
New federally-funded research project could lead to treatments that extend human lifespan
NEWS MEDICAL A new federally-funded research project at the Ohio University Edison Biotechnology Institute and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine could lead to treatments that extend... 4 days
Health insurance ads have shifted over time due to health plans offered via ACA
NEWS MEDICAL The themes in television advertisements for health insurance plans have shifted over time, possibly reflecting the shrinking pool of health... 4 days
UTA researchers patent new smart seat cushion technology that helps prevent painful ulcers
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Texas at Arlington has patented a smart seat cushion that uses changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight... 4 days
Study reveals promising new drug candidate to treat acute renal failure
NEWS MEDICAL A protein produced by the human body appears to be a promising new drug candidate to treat conditions that lead to acute renal failure. This is... 4 days
Scientists find wild African monkeys infected with bacterium that causes syphilis, yaws in humans
NEWS MEDICAL An international research team, led by scientists from the German Primate Center, the Robert Koch Institute, the Max Planck Institute... 4 days
Grieving patients treated with talk therapy have lower risk of suicide and psychiatric illness
NEWS MEDICAL In a comprehensive study, researchers from Aarhus University show that grieving patients who receive what is known as talk therapy... 4 days
Scientists achieve breakthrough in accelerated diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers at the University of Cologne's Faculty of Medicine and the German Center for Infection Research has achieved a scientific breakthrough in the accelerated diagnosis... 4 days
First evaluation of benefits, harms of Alzheimer's screening for family members of older adults
NEWS MEDICAL With the support of a new $3 million, five-year National Institute on Aging grant, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and... 4 days
Scientists predict how well the body will fight lung cancer by analyzing immune cell shapes
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have discovered how to quickly and accurately predict which lung cancer patients... 4 days
CWRU receives NIH grant to learn how non-coding genes contribute to spread of colorectal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Certain genes that code for proteins have long been known to contribute to cancer progression. But in a... 4 days
Neurons in the human brain can encode numerical information
NEWS MEDICAL How do we know if we're looking at three apples or four? Researchers at the Universities of Bonn and Tübingen are now one step closer to answering this question. 4 days
Manganese plays a key role in bacterial infection
PHYS.ORG The ability to acquire manganese during infection is essential for the virulence of Enterococcus faecalis in animals, according to a study published September 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by José... 4 days
Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher
ABC NEWS Cornell says its investigation found academic misconduct the research of a prominent professor 4 days
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record... 4 days
Hookworms employ live fast/die young strategy in fur seal pup hosts, study finds
PHYS.ORG Hookworms exploit a live fast/die young strategy in their South American fur seal pup hosts, report Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the... 4 days
New robot picks a peck of peppers and more
First detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
Engineers develop first method for controlling nanomotors
Unprecedented ice loss in Russian ice cap
How medicine literally gets under your skin
Crime, not money, drives migration from El Salvador and Honduras
How honeybees maintain protective clumps under stressful conditions
Before the fire: Large-scale study aims to improve burning management of Flint Hills
Recognising tsunamis risks
Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight
Iron powder: a clean, alternative fuel for industry that replaces natural gas
Improving environmental impact in materials science discovery laboratories
Video: What Google can learn from your Android phone