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Wow! Watch the Northern Lights Over Sweden in This Spectacular Video
SPACE.COM A guide who helps tourists see auroras in Sweden recently captured jaw-dropping views of the northern lights himself, showing the ethereal lights dancing above a snowy... 16 minutes
American Gene Technologies receives second immuno-oncology patent
NEWS MEDICAL American Gene Technologies International Inc., a leading gene and cell therapy company, today announced receipt of a second immuno-oncology patent on the stimulation of gamma delta T cells for treating solid tumors in epithelial... 12 minutes
Medical News Today: Diet for jaundice: What to eat for a healthy liver
MNT A person’s diet plays a major role in jaundice recovery and prevention. Learn about metabolism and what to eat for a healthy... 4 minutes
NASA's Broken Robonaut Will Head Back to Earth This Spring
SPACE.COM NASA's robotic space station crewmember could head down to Earth as early as May for repairs. 16 minutes
New standards for public involvement in research launched across the UK
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO A set of national standards designed to improve the quality and consistency of public involvement in research launch today at the 2018 Patients First conference -... 12 minutes
Why Some Men Have A Harder Time Confiding In Others
NPR Many of us find our circle of friends gets smaller as we get older. Researchers say it is especially true for men and that social isolation can have... 1 hour
nasa to allow nuclear power systems for next discovery mission NASA to allow nuclear power systems for next Discovery mission
SPACE NEWS Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science... 35 minutes
Study: Lavender and Tea Tree Oils Contain Hormone-Disrupting Components
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences lends new evidence to a suspected link... 19 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... 45 minutes
Thawing permafrost produces more methane than expected
PHYS.ORG Methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas that is roughly 30 times more harmful to the climate than carbon dioxide (CO2). Both gases are produced in thawing permafrost as dead animal and plant remains... 45 minutes
Did Prehistoric 'Astronomers' Build Stonehenge?
LIVE SCIENCE Ever since humans could look up to see the sky, we have been amazed by its beauty and untold mysteries. Naturally then, astronomy is often described as the oldest of the sciences, inspiring people for thousands of years. 25 minutes
Ocean acidification: Herring could benefit from an altered food chain
PHYS.ORG Juvenile fish must immediately learn to catch prey and to escape enemies. Additionally, at this stage of their lives, they are highly sensitive to environmental factors such as... 45 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... 45 minutes
Studying the visual recognition abilities of rodents
PHYS.ORG The visual process that allows humans to recognize the gender or emotional state of another person is very sophisticated. Until recently, only primates were believed able to perform such complex operations as object recognition.... 45 minutes
Quantum bits in two dimensions
PHYS.ORG Two novel materials, each composed of a single atomic layer and the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope, are the ingredients for a novel kind of quantum dot. These extremely small nanostructures allow delicate control of individual electrons... 45 minutes
Facebook apologizes for offensive autocomplete search results
PHYS.ORG Facebook search was not safe for work or home on Thursday night. 1 hour
Researchers name new ocean zone: The rariphotic
PHYS.ORG Based on the unique fish fauna observed from a manned submersible on a southern Caribbean reef system in Curaçao, Smithsonian explorers defined a new ocean-life zone, the rariphotic, between 130 and 309 meters (about... 1 hour
New study brings us one step closer to understanding how tidal clocks tick
PHYS.ORG Almost all organisms have an internal biological clock that synchronizes their behavior with the environment in which they live. Endogenous biological clocks... 1 hour
Discovered mode of drinking in mosquitoes carries biomedical implications
PHYS.ORG Mosquitoes may have a reputation for being one of the world's most intractable pests, but they're actually quite tiny and fragile. So when an international team of scientists, including several... 1 hour
Team creates the world's first formic acid-based fuel cell
PHYS.ORG Clean energy costs will be equal or less than fossil fuels by 2020, while renewable energy sources will meet 40 percent of global energy demand by 2040. But because renewable... 1 hour
ESA testing detection of floating plastic litter from orbit
PHYS.ORG The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year are a global challenge. ESA is responding by looking at the detection of marine plastic litter from... 25 minutes
Team reports diamond ring architecture of a protein complex
PHYS.ORG NuA4/Tip60, a complex with diamond ring architecture, is required for regulatory and repairing processes. Prof. CAI Gang and Prof. Jacques Côté's team reports the 4.7 Å structure of the yeast... 25 minutes
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... 25 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... 25 minutes
Swarming drones could help fight Europe's megafires
PHYS.ORG Swarms of firefighting drones could one day be deployed to tackle hugely destructive megafires that are becoming increasingly frequent in the Mediterranean region because of climate change, arson and poor landscape management. 25 minutes
Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino, Has Died
LIVE SCIENCE Over the last 24 hours, Sudan's health declined to the point where he was suffering a great deal and unable to walk. 25 minutes
Deeper insight into viral infections
PHYS.ORG An infection with cytomegalovirus is usually harmless for adults. However, during pregnancy, the virus can be transmitted to the unborn baby and cause malformations. Once the viruses have invaded a human cell, they start to produce large amounts... 1 hour
Researchers create new low-cost, sustainable material for reducing air and water pollution
PHYS.ORG A new class of low-cost and sustainable hybrid materials could possibly displace activated carbon as the preferred choice for reducing wastewater and air pollution.... 1 hour
Google Doodle honors philanthropist George Peabody
PHYS.ORG Google is paying tribute Friday to "the father of modern philanthropy." 1 hour
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... 1 hour
Peter Thiel-founded floating-island plan sunk by the government of paradise?
PHYS.ORG It seems the "Next New World" may not be coming to Tahiti after all—the government of French Polynesia has thrown a wrench into plans for a libertarian utopia... 1 hour
Isle Royale likely to get 20-30 wolves over a 3-year span
PHYS.ORG The National Park Service on Friday formally moved forward with its proposal to put 20 to 30 wolves on Isle Royale in Lake Superior over three... 1 hour
HORIBA's Microsemi CRP analyzer improves quality of care in emergency pediatric units, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical announces that in a study recently undertaken and published as a case study by the Oxford... 12 minutes
Watch a Robot Solve a Rubik's Cube in 0.38 Seconds
SPACE.COM This robot goes to MIT and just set a world Rubik's Cube speed record. If robots had grandparents, this one's would be very proud. 16 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... 45 minutes
Astronomers Have Found Their Paradise, and It's the Coldest and Most Remote Point in Antarctica
LIVE SCIENCE Antarctica. The name evokes images of bitter extremes, an environment unkind to humans. Stories of polar explorers battling... 1 hour
Biosense Webster launches new ‘Power to Heal’ campaign to alleviate AF burden
NEWS MEDICAL Biosense Webster EMEA, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Medical NV/SA and leader in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, is launching its ‘Power to... 12 minutes
New guide for selecting optimum microplate closure and sealing devices
NEWS MEDICAL Porvair Sciences, in conjunction with sister company – JG Finneran Associates Inc., has produced a new informative guide to assist lab scientists select the optimum seal and closure... 12 minutes
Researchers show role for cyanide in origins of life
PHYS.ORG It sounds odd, but cyanide may have been a key ingredient in the origins of life. 4 minutes
Why it doesn't pay to be just nice – you also need to be intelligent
PHYS.ORG New research has revealed how people's intelligence, rather than their personality traits, leads to success. 4 minutes
Who is to blame when driverless cars have an accident?
PHYS.ORG The news that an Uber self-driving vehicle has killed a pedestrian in the US has made headlines around the world. 4 minutes
Alex’s experiences of living with rare genetic disease
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO In this video, meet participant Alexander Masterson and his mum, Kirsty, who speak about what getting a diagnosis from the 100,000 Genomes Project means to them. 3 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
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... 2 hours
Au revoir, baguette! France goes burger-mad
PHYS.ORG Baguette lovers may be horrified to learn that in 2017, for the first time ever, hamburger sales were higher in France than the classic jambon-beurre sandwich. 2 hours
Making fragrances last longer
PHYS.ORG From floral perfume to fruity body wash and shampoos, scents heavily influence consumer purchases. But for most, the smell doesn't last long after showering before it fades away. Scientists have now developed a way to get those fragrances to stick... 2 hours
Tiny gels sop up intestinal toxins
PHYS.ORG Bacterial infections that target the intestine can cause conditions that range from uncomfortable to deadly. While it's easy to blame the bacteria, it's actually the toxins the bacteria produce that trigger inflammation, diarrhea, fever and cramps.... 2 hours
US Air Force to begin fighter-mounted laser testing this summer
PHYS.ORG The US Air Force will this summer begin testing a laser that will be mounted on an F-15 warplane, an official said Monday. 4 hours
World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies
PHYS.ORG The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." 4 hours
Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona (Update)
PHYS.ORG A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle—a crash that could have far-reaching consequences for the... 4 hours
Verge joins Genomics England’s Discovery Forum industry partnership
NEWS MEDICAL Genomics England and Verge Genomics, a leading artificial intelligence therapeutics company, announced today that Verge will join Genomics England’s Discovery Forum industry partnership. The partnership aims to translate groundbreaking research into innovative... 2 hours
Continuously killing bacteria on coated stainless steel—add bleach to recharge
PHYS.ORG Stainless steel is the gold standard for kitchen appliances and cookware, described as modern and sleek. But bacteria can grow on stainless steel surfaces, contaminating food. Current coatings... 2 hours
Crash marks first death involving fully autonomous vehicle
PHYS.ORG A fatal pedestrian crash involving a self-driving Uber SUV in a Phoenix suburb could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology as automakers and other companies race to be the first with... 4 hours
Facebook security chief changes role to focus on election fraud
PHYS.ORG Facebook's chief of security said late Monday his role has shifted to focusing on emerging risks and election security at the global social network, which is under fire... 4 hours
Sweet science: Putting corn syrup to work on Earth's origins
PHYS.ORG How has the Earth evolved, and what's in store for the future? It's a sticky question that has graduate student Loes van Dam covered in corn syrup by... 4 hours
Amazon sellers seek more clout with new 'merchants guild'
PHYS.ORG The millions of merchants who sell products on Inc. have long craved more leverage over their powerful benefactor. Now some are creating a trade association in the hopes that... 2 hours
Apple takes a very un-tech approach to solving fake news: human editors
PHYS.ORG We all agree there's too much disinformation on the Web. 2 hours
Facebook is testing ways to compensate video creators so it can cut into YouTube's dominance
PHYS.ORG If you're a die-hard fan of a Facebook video creator, the social network may soon give you a... 2 hours
DNA in the water could help reveal where endangered manatees live
PHYS.ORG As big as they are, Florida manatees aren't always so easy to find. 2 hours
Salk scientists adapt powerful gene-editing system to correct dementia in lab
PHYS.ORG The revolutionary CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system made it possible to rapidly and precisely alter DNA, the essential molecule of life. But DNA doesn't work by itself,... 2 hours
Wales participates in the 100,000 Genomes Project
NEWS MEDICAL Wales has joined the 100,000 Genomes Project, the Welsh Government announced today. The project, now a UK-wide initiative, seeks to transform patient care, encourage genomic discovery and drive a thriving genomics sector. 2 hours
'Candy cane' polymer weave could power future functional fabrics and devices
PHYS.ORG If scientists are ever going to deliver on the promise of implantable artificial organs or clothing that dries itself, they'll first need to solve the problem... 2 hours
Wildfire intensity impacts water quality and its treatment in forested watersheds
PHYS.ORG The recent Thomas Fire in California was the largest wildfire in the state's modern history. It scorched nearly 282,000 acres between December 2017 and January 2018,... 2 hours
Vegetable compound could have a key role in 'beeting' Alzheimer's disease
PHYS.ORG A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could eventually help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process... 2 hours
Smoked foods are tastier, less harmful with a tip from the auto industry
PHYS.ORG Infusing foods with smoke can impart delicious nuanced flavors, but could also come with an unwelcome side of carcinogens. To reduce the... 2 hours
Belgium says investigating 'significant' meat fraud
PHYS.ORG Belgium on Monday said at least three nations had received falsely labelled meat products from an abattoir in the south of the country in what it called a "significant" food fraud operation. 4 hours
Aramco eyes local IPO, may spike overseas listing: report
PHYS.ORG Saudi Arabia plans to sell shares of Saudi Aramco on a local exchange and may scuttle entirely an earlier plan for an overseas listing, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. 4 hours
Sea level fears as more of giant Antarctic glacier floating than thought
PHYS.ORG More of a giant France-sized glacier in Antarctica is floating on the ocean than previously thought, scientists said Tuesday, raising fears it could melt... 4 hours
Cosmologists create record-breaking simulation of galaxy formation
PHYS.ORG By understanding the stars and their origins, we learn more about where we come from. However, the vastness of the galaxy—let alone the entire universe—means experiments to understand its origins are expensive, difficult and... 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
Groundbreaking 100,000 Genomes Project achieves important milestone to transform NHS care
NEWS MEDICAL The Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Genomics England today announced reaching the 50,000 whole human genome sequences landmark within the 100,000 Genomes... 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
‘Fast track’ project shows promising results in cancer whole genome analyses
NEWS MEDICAL One key aim of the 100,000 Genomes Project is to improve cancer care for NHS patients. Whole genome sequencing in cancer can enable clinicians to choose... 3 hours
Scotland study aims to offer precise diagnoses for people with rare genetic diseases
NEWS MEDICAL People in Scotland with rare genetic diseases are set to benefit from a DNA study that seeks to improve their diagnoses and... 3 hours
Whole Genome Sequencing used as diagnostic solution for TB
NEWS MEDICAL Public Health England has announced that Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is now being used to identify different strains of tuberculosis (TB). 3 hours
New standards for public involvement in research launched across the UK
Alex’s experiences of living with rare genetic disease
Flu risk less on flights if in a window seat finds study
NASA analyzes Tropical Cyclone Eliakim's rainfall, wind shear now affecting storm
Scientists create microscopic 'swimmers' controlled by a magnetic field
The first SpaceX BFR should make orbital launches by 2020
The first SpaceX BFR should make orbital launches by 2020
The first SpaceX BFR should make orbital launches by 2020
The first SpaceX BFR should make orbital launches by 2020
Will Smith hosts National Geographic's "One Strange Rock"
Scientists mimic neural tissue
These are the places that (most likely) host alien life
Send your name to the sun aboard NASA's Parker Solar Probe
A massive telescope for seeing the invisible