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First Detailed Anatomical Study of Bonobos Contradicts Key Dogmas about Human Evolution
SCI-NEWS.COM Bonobos (Pan paniscus) and other apes, such as common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and gorillas (Gorilla sp.), have muscles long-believed to be only present in humans... 3 minutes
Hunting a 'great' shark deterrent
PHYS.ORG Valuable insights into the performance of commercially available personal shark deterrents have been revealed in Flinders University research. 9 minutes
How local communities can transition to sustainable energy systems
PHYS.ORG What makes for a successful transition to a low-carbon energy system? Local involvement, perceived fairness and information sharing, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden. 49 minutes
A simple mechanism could have been decisive for the development of life
PHYS.ORG The question of the origin of life remains one of the oldest unanswered scientific questions. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)... 49 minutes
Using the K computer, scientists predict exotic "di-Omega" particle
PHYS.ORG Based on complex simulations of quantum chromodynamics performed using the K computer, one of the most powerful computers in the world, the HAL QCD Collaboration, made up of scientists from... 49 minutes
The path to success for fish sperm
PHYS.ORG In many animals, males pursue alternative tactics when competing for the fertilization of eggs. Some cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika breed in empty snail shells, which may select for extremely divergent mating tactics. A... 49 minutes
Archaeologists post research data from Sudan online
PHYS.ORG The University of Münster's Institute of Egyptology and Coptology (Germany) is now uploading data gathered between 2009 and 2016 during field research in Sudan regarding graves, small huts and stone-lined sleeping places from antiquity... 49 minutes
Antidepressant treatments increase risk of weight gain, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers in the School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences have found that patients prescribed any of the 12 most commonly used antidepressants were 21% more likely to experience an... 1 hour
Plasma Lenses Amplify Pulsar Emission in Rare Binary System
SCI-NEWS.COM A group of astronomers at the University of Toronto in Canada has performed one of the highest resolution... 1 hour
Psychologists show that depression accelerates brain aging
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from the University of Sussex has revealed an association between depression and faster brain aging. 3 hours
Recombinant E. coli as a biofactory for the biosynthesis of diverse nanomaterials
PHYS.ORG A metabolic research group at KAIST and Chung-Ang University in Korea has developed a recombinant E. coli strain that biosynthesizes 60 nanomaterials covering 35... 3 hours
Team makes breakthrough in synthetic genome rearrangement
PHYS.ORG A synthetic biology team at Tianjin University (TJU) has reported new methods and strategies for genome rearrangement and accelerated the evolution of yeast strains with their three latest studies published in Nature Communications on... 3 hours
Scientists reveal atomic details for one of Legionella's enzymatic weapons and develop first inhibitor
PHYS.ORG Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major medical problem worldwide, impacting both human health and economic well-being. A new strategy for... 3 hours
New research reveals links between type 1 diabetes and mental health
NEWS MEDICAL New research co-authored by Professor Stephanie Amiel, RD Lawrence Professor of Diabetic Medicine, and published in Diabetologia identifies key areas of the brain that change patients'... 4 hours
Antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in CF patients, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that taking a specially formulated antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses... 5 hours
Improved financial regulation deters misconduct, study finds
PHYS.ORG Improved regulation has deterred a greater amount of financial misconduct in the UK since the global financial crisis, according to new research published today by the University of East Anglia (UEA). 7 hours
CU research sheds light on liver disease caused by intravenous nutrition
NEWS MEDICAL Research by physician-scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus offers hope for improved quality of life for people who rely on intravenous nutrition due... 7 hours
Study uncovers why pesticide exposure increases Parkinson's disease risk in some people
NEWS MEDICAL A new University of Guelph study has discovered why exposure to pesticides increases some people's risk of developing Parkinson's disease. 7 hours
Researchers take important step toward finding protein biomarkers during cancer surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Isabelle Fournier and her team are out to change surgical oncology. "Better surgery is associated with better prognosis and higher survival," said Fournier, a professor at... 8 hours
Whey protein supplementation and physical activity aid women in improving body composition
NEWS MEDICAL It's known that men benefit from whey protein supplements and exercise, and for what is believed to be the first time, the same can... 10 hours
Cause of pesticide exposure, Parkinson's link
SCIENCE DAILY Previous studies have found an association between two commonly used agrochemicals (paraquat and maneb) and Parkinson's disease. Now a professor has determined that low-level exposure to the pesticides disrupts cells in a way that mimics the... 11 hours
USC researchers develop new portable device for early-stage malaria detection
NEWS MEDICAL According to the World Health Organization, over 216 million people were infected with malaria in 2016, and 445,000 individuals died from the disease. The key to solving this... 11 hours
New family support program improves patient-centered care and lowers hospitalization costs
NEWS MEDICAL Families of critically ill hospital patients report higher satisfaction with clinician communication and a better perception of patient-centered care when the care team uses a low-cost... 11 hours
Study identifies key food allergy policies that parents want in schools to improve safety of kids
NEWS MEDICAL One in five parents did not feel that their child with food allergy was safe while... 11 hours
Early-life obesity linked to children's lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by Brown University epidemiologists found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life... 11 hours
UD researchers examine connection between DNA replication in HPV and cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A pair of researchers from the University of Delaware Department of Medical and Molecular Sciences are investigating genetic variations in DNA replication of human papillomaviruses (HPV)... 11 hours
Skin cream containing rapamycin reduces TSC-related facial tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Addressing a critical issue for people with a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex, doctors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston reported that a skin cream containing rapamycin... 12 hours
Zika detection breakthrough by University of Queensland
NEWS MEDICAL A cheap and effective tool that could save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitos infected with Zika virus has been developed by researchers from the University of Queensland and colleagues in Brazil. 12 hours
Study identifies new mechanism involved in development of Lou Gehrig's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A new Tel Aviv University study identifies a previously unknown mechanism involved in the development of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 12 hours
Tapanuli Orangutan, Marsupial Lion and Mariana Snailfish among ESF’s Top Ten Species of 2017
SCI-NEWS.COM A rare species of orangutan, a majestic tree,... 18 hours
Long-term study shows crop rotation decreases greenhouse gas emissions
PHYS.ORG Many farmers grow corn and soybean in rotation to avoid the continuous corn yield penalty, but now there's another reason to rotate. Scientists at the University of Illinois have provided... 19 hours
New portable malaria screening instrument developed
PHYS.ORG According to the World Health Organization, over 216 million people were infected with malaria in 2016, and 445,000 individuals died from the disease. The key to solving this health crisis is early-stage diagnosis when malaria therapeutics... 19 hours
Microplastics may be abundant in the surface sediments of Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel
PHYS.ORG Microplastics were found at all 16 sites studied in Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel, British Columbia, and were most abundant... 19 hours
Study highlights environmental cost of tearing down Vancouver's single-family homes
PHYS.ORG Rising property values in Vancouver have resulted in the demolition of an unprecedented number of single-family homes in recent years, many of which were replaced with the same... 20 hours
Determining effective methods of irrigation as water becomes increasingly scarce
PHYS.ORG A recent study out of Texas A&M University focused on the practical applications of the global concern that potable water will become less and less accessible in the... 20 hours
Scientists create small, self-contained spaces inside mammalian cells
NEWS MEDICAL How to install new capabilities in cells without interfering with their metabolic processes? A team from the Technical University of Munich and the Helmholtz Zentrum München have altered mammalian cells in such... 20 hours
New research raises concern about rate of postpartum hemorrhage
NEWS MEDICAL New research from La Trobe University has raised concern about the number of Victorian women suffering potentially dangerous levels of blood loss after childbirth. 20 hours
Orphaned elephants change where they live, in response to poaching and the need for food
PHYS.ORG Young elephants who have lost either their mothers or the matriarchs of their herd are affected dramatically, and... 22 hours
ESF lists top 10 new species for 2018
PHYS.ORG The large and small, beautiful and bizarre are among the newly discovered animals, plants and microbes announced by the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species... 22 hours
Floridians could far far more frequent, intense heatwaves
PHYS.ORG By the late 21st century, if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations reach worst-case projections, Floridians could experience summer heatwaves three times more frequently, and each heatwave could last six times longer than at... 22 hours
Student finds a way to control the spin transport in networks of the smallest conductor known
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand have found ways to control the spin transport in... 23 hours
Atomic-scale manufacturing now a reality
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of Alberta have applied a machine learning technique using artificial intelligence to perfect and automate atomic-scale manufacturing, something which has never been done before. The vastly greener, faster, smaller technology enabled by this development... 23 hours
New Drug Prevents Memory Impairment in Mice Exposed to Simulated Deep Space Radiation
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of neuroscientists from the University of California, San... 23 hours
Revealing the mysteries of early development
PHYS.ORG Zebrafish embryos are transparent and develop outside the mother's body, enabling scientists to get a detailed view of early development. A research team led by Lila Solnica-Krezel, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor... 23 hours
New research helps to de-gender the teaching profession
PHYS.ORG A new qualitative study, published in the journal Gender and Education and carried out by researchers at the Universities of Hertfordshire and Hildesheim, found that teacher gender has no effect on how... 23 hours
Land-cover changes likely intensified Dust Bowl drought
PHYS.ORG Dramatic human-caused changes in land cover between 1850 and the 1930s had a substantive effect on the 1930s Dust Bowl drought in the Great Plains, a new study by University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers finds. 23 hours
DNA replication in HPV
PHYS.ORG A pair of researchers from the University of Delaware Department of Medical and Molecular Sciences are investigating genetic variations in DNA replication of human papillomaviruses (HPV) and its correlation with HPV-related cancers. UD's Esther Biswas-Fiss and Subhasis Biswas—and their former... 23 hours
Many migrants can take nothing for granted
PHYS.ORG Bandana Purkayastha is a professor of sociology and Asian & Asian American Studies, and former head of the Department of Sociology. She is the American Sociological Association's national representative to the International Sociological Association.... 23 hours
New material detects levels of UV radiation and monitors radiation dose
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a synthetic material, SensoGlow, that detects the quantity and quality of ultraviolet radiation from the sun or... 1 day
Researchers build artificial cellular compartments as molecular workshops
PHYS.ORG How to install new capabilities in cells without interfering with their metabolic processes? A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München have altered mammalian cells in... 1 day
Study finds no link between surveillance intensity and detection of recurrence or survival in CRC patients
NEWS MEDICAL A national retrospective study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center... 1 day
New AAD PSA uses social media imagery to highlight tanning hazards
NEWS MEDICAL As Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, many teen girls will be eager to get out of school and spend time outside -; and... 1 day
Researchers find new method to treat severe asthma
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from McMaster University and the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, together with colleagues at other partnering institutions, have developed a new method to treat severe asthma. 1 day
Researchers create new modeling framework that takes a zoonotic perspective on Ebola
NEWS MEDICAL Javier Buceta, associate professor of bioengineering, Paolo Bocchini, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and postdoctoral student Graziano Fiorillo of Lehigh University have... 1 day
Researchers identify mechanisms that regulate mammary gland development
NEWS MEDICAL Publication in Nature Cell Biology: researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB define for the first time the mechanisms responsible for the mammary gland development. 1 day
Formaldehyde risk found to be higher in e-cigarettes than originally thought
NEWS MEDICAL Portland State University researchers who published an article three years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine about the presence of previously undiscovered forms of... 1 day
'Virtual safe space' to help bumblebees
PHYS.ORG The many threats facing bumblebees can be tested using a "virtual safe space" created by scientists at the University of Exeter. Bumble-BEEHAVE provides a computer simulation of how colonies will develop and react to multiple factors... 2 days
Study reveals how high-latitude corals cope with the cold
PHYS.ORG Corals growing in high-latitude reefs in Western Australia can regulate their internal chemistry to promote growth under cooler temperatures, according to new research at the ARC Centre of Excellence for... 2 days
Study finds popular 'growth mindset' educational interventions aren't very effective
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that 'growth mindset interventions,' or programs that teach students they can improve their intelligence with effort -- and therefore improve grades and test scores... 2 days
Texas A&M, USDA research aimed at nitrite poisoning leads to methane mitigation
PHYS.ORG Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues—nitrite poisoning... 2 days
Astronomers Create Detailed Map of Orion A Molecular Cloud
SCI-NEWS.COM The new map, created by astronomers from Yale University and elsewhere, provides unprecedented detail of the structure of... 2 days
How citizen science transforms passive learners into engaged scientists
PHYS.ORG Third-grader Jessica was quiet in group discussions and did not see herself as a strong science student. But after an eight-week unit in school where she was able to read,... 2 days
Decoding digital ownership: Why your e-book might not feel like 'yours'
PHYS.ORG Despite stereotypes that paint millennials as "all technology, all the time," young people may still prefer curling up with a paper book over their e-reader—even more... 2 days
Technique doubles conversion of CO2 to plastic component
PHYS.ORG Fossil fuels have long been the precursor to plastic, but new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and European collaborators could help send that era up in smoke—carbon dioxide, to be exact. 2 days
Magnesium magnificent for plasmonic applications
PHYS.ORG Rice University researchers have synthesized and isolated plasmonic magnesium nanoparticles that show all the promise of their gold, silver and aluminum cousins with none of the drawbacks. 2 days
Study finds connection between one partner's BMI and other spouse's risk of developing diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL It can be a good idea to bring your spouse to a GP medical examination if you are obese. Because... 2 days
Schizophrenics' blood samples feature genetic material from more types of microorganisms
NEWS MEDICAL The blood of schizophrenia patients features genetic material from more types of microorganisms than that of people without the debilitating mental illness, research at Oregon State... 2 days
Amazonian 'lookout' birds help other species live in dangerous neighborhoods
PHYS.ORG Usually, birds of a feather flock together—but in the Amazon, some flocks feature dozens of species of all shapes and colors. A new study by San Francisco State... 2 days
Students taught by highly qualified teachers more likely to obtain bachelor's degree
PHYS.ORG Previous research has shown that teachers play a pivotal role in their students' academic success—or lack thereof. Now, a researcher at the University of... 2 days
How coyotes conquered the continent
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Coyotes now live across North America, from Alaska to Panama, California to Maine. But where they came from, and when, has been debated for decades. Using museum specimens and fossil records, researchers from the North Carolina Museum of... 2 days
Study finds missing link between blow flies and possible pathogen transmission
PHYS.ORG Determining whether blow flies have consumed animal fecal material versus animal tissue has important implications for both human public health and animal conservation. A recent study... 2 days
From a model of fluids to the birth of a new field in computational physics
PHYS.ORG It may sound like the stuff of fairy tales, but in the 1950s two numerical models initially developed... 2 days
Researcher develops nanoparticle-based tags to detect viruses and cancer with high sensitivity
NEWS MEDICAL How can we detect cancer and viruses with high sensitivity? Physical chemist Laura Fabris-;an associate professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at... 2 days
Kid’s judgments about ownership more in line with adults, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Children as young as age three are able to make judgments about who owns an object based on its location, according to a study from the... 2 days
Researchers develop module for quantum repeater
PHYS.ORG Physicists at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, have succeeded in entangling a single atom with a single photon in the telecom wavelength range. This constitutes a basic building block for transmission of quantum information over long... 2 days
Artificial enzyme can activate a gene switch
PHYS.ORG Complex reaction cascades can be triggered in artificial molecular systems: Swiss scientists have constructed an enzyme than can penetrate a mammalian cell and accelerate the release of a hormone. This then activates a gene... 2 days
Scientists develop 3-D scanner for insects
PHYS.ORG A scanner developed jointly at TU Darmstadt and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences enables automated digital archiving of preserved insects—in high-resolution and in 3-D. The scientists have published this new and unique development in the journal... 2 days
New hydrogel developed to remove tape from centuries old drawing
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the University of Florence, Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo Sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase and Paper Conservator has developed a new type of... 2 days
Corporate board directors with island tax haven ties signal greater levels of tax avoidance, study finds
PHYS.ORG U.S. companies with board directors who have connections to well-known island tax havens of the Bahamas,... 2 days
Researchers demonstrate a novel approach for measuring brain function connectivity
PHYS.ORG Measuring optical blood flow in the resting human brain to detect spontaneous activity has for the first time been demonstrated by Wright State University imaging researchers, holding out... 2 days
Embryonic gene regulation through mechanical forces
PHYS.ORG During embryonic development, genetic cascades control gene activity and cell differentiation. In a new publication of the journal PNAS, the team of Ulrich Technau of the Department of Molecular Evolution and Development at the University of... 2 days
Bonobo females found to protect and support a female giving birth
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the University of Pisa and CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon has observed captive female bonobos helping one of their own give birth.... 2 days
Young toddlers may learn more from interactive than noninteractive media
SCIENCE DAILY Preschoolers can learn from educational television, but younger toddlers may learn more from interactive digital media (such as video chats and touchscreen mobile apps) than from TV and... 2 days
Friends influence middle schoolers' attitudes toward peers of different ethnicities, races
SCIENCE DAILY Studies have shown that for young people, simply being around peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds may not be enough to improve attitudes toward other... 2 days
Welfare conditionality is ineffective, authors of major study say
PHYS.ORG Welfare conditionality within the social security system is largely ineffective and in some cases pushes people into poverty and crime, a major study led by the University of York has... 2 days
Scientists decipher workings of little-understood bacterial riboswitch
NEWS MEDICAL In a discovery that points to potential new antibiotic medicines, scientists from Rice University and the University of Michigan have deciphered the workings of a common but little-understood bacterial switch that cuts off protein... 2 days
Nanoparticles Derived from Tea Leaves Kill Lung Cancer Cells
SCI-NEWS.COM According to new research led Swansea University, UK, nanoparticles derived from leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis)... 2 days
Leveraging imperfections to create better-behaved quantum dots
PHYS.ORG Potentially paving the way toward advanced computers, lasers or optical devices, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have revealed new effects in tiny electronic devices called quantum dots. 2 days
Toward a stem cell model of human nervous system development
PHYS.ORG Human embryonic stem cells can be guided to become the precursor tissue of the central nervous system, research led by the University of Michigan has demonstrated. 2 days
Ethnically mixed schools better for social cohesion, says new study of teenagers' attitudes
PHYS.ORG Pupils from schools with greater ethnic diversity have more positive feelings towards pupils of different ethnicities, according to a new study of... 2 days
ANU invites citizen scientists to search for exploding stars
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The Australian National University (ANU) invites citizen scientists to join the University's search for exploding stars called supernovae, which help astronomers to measure the Universe. 2 days
Study details the history of Saturn's small inner moons
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The small inner moons of Saturn look like giant ravioli and spaetzle. Their spectacular shape has been revealed by the Cassini spacecraft. For the first time, researchers of the University... 2 days
Novel bioactive steroid biosynthetic pathway in symbiotic fungi
PHYS.ORG A group of researchers from Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of Tokyo and Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Products at Jinan University, identified the biosynthetic gene cluster... 2 days
Why are the elderly increasingly more inclined to live alone?
PHYS.ORG For decades, the elderly in Spain have shown a preference for living at home, either alone or with their partners, instead of sharing a home with relatives of... 2 days
Tunable third harmonic generation in graphene paves the way to high-speed optical communications and signal processing
PHYS.ORG Graphene Flagship researchers have shown for the first time gate tunable third harmonic generation in graphene.... 2 days
CRISPR-edited rice plants produce major boost in grain yield
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop a variety of rice that produces 25-31 percent more grain... 2 days
UCI research team uncovers new unexpected mode of neurotransmitter-based communication
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine have discovered the first example of a novel mode of neurotransmitter-based communication. 2 days
Staying up all night, sleeping all day can swiftly impact over 100 proteins in the blood
NEWS MEDICAL Staying awake all night and sleeping all day for just a few days can disrupt levels... 2 days
Proteins moderating nicotine dependence may help fat cells burn energy
NEWS MEDICAL The same proteins that moderate nicotine dependence in the brain may be involved in regulating metabolism by acting directly on certain types of fat cells, new research from... 2 days
Friends influence middle schoolers' attitudes toward peers of different ethnicities, races
PHYS.ORG The United States is increasingly diverse ethnically and racially. Studies have shown that for young people, simply being around peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds... 2 days
ANU invites citizen scientists to search for exploding stars
How coyotes conquered the continent
Study details the history of Saturn's small inner moons
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