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Some female termites can reproduce without males
PHYS.ORG Populations of the termite species Glyptotermes nakajimai can form successful, reproducing colonies in absence of males, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Biology. 2 hours
Parasite makes quick exit when researchers remove the handbrake
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Melbourne researchers have discovered a way to halt the invasion of the toxoplasmosis-causing parasite into cells, depriving the parasite of a key factor necessary for its growth. 3 hours
bridenstine says relationship with roscosmos head rogozin is positive Bridenstine says relationship with Roscosmos head Rogozin is positive
SPACE NEWS NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine played down any differences with his Russian counterpart as he gears up for meetings... 2 hours
martian moon may have come from impact on home planet new study suggests Martian Moon May Have Come from Impact on Home Planet, New Study Suggests
ASTRO WATCH The weird shapes and colors of the tiny Martian moons... 3 hours
Leaders back climate change urgency in New York
PHYS.ORG Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off "Climate Week," held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global... 2 hours
How fruits got their eye-catching colors
SCIENCE DAILY New evidence supports the idea that plants owe their rainbow of fruit colors to the different animals that eat them. Researchers first had to get past the fact that most animals don't see colors quite the... 4 hours
Ford executive says may boost production in China to avoid tariffs
PHYS.ORG Ford is looking at speeding up plans to build more Lincoln models in Chinese plants amid the growing trade war with the United States that has... 2 hours
ICoast eyes better online access with satellite broadband
PHYS.ORG Abu Dhabi's Yahsat on Monday launched its satellite broadband service in Ivory Coast in a bid to boost internet access in this west African nation where only 27 percent of the population... 2 hours
DNA tests bring together French son of GI and US half-brother
PHYS.ORG A Frenchman who spent his whole adult life searching for his American father, a soldier who fought in Europe during World War Two, said he was... 2 hours
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... 2 hours
California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard
PHYS.ORG California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at... 2 hours
What Brexit could mean for your ferret
PHYS.ORG Britain laid out Monday the potential impact of Brexit for ferrets in case no deal is reached with the EU, along with warnings on air travel, freight transport and copyrights. 2 hours
New earthquake risk model could better inform disaster planning
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new way to model seismic risk, which they hope will better inform disaster risk reduction planning in earthquake-prone areas. 4 hours
Common weed killer linked to bee deaths
SCIENCE DAILY Honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria. Scientists believe this is... 4 hours
Wigner crystal -- not Mott insulator -- in 'magic-angle' graphene
SCIENCE DAILY Recently, scientists created a stir in the field of condensed matter physics when they showed that two sheets of graphene twisted at specific angles display two emergent phases... 4 hours
Judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts
PHYS.ORG A U.S. judge has restored federal protections to grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains and blocked the first hunts planned for the animals in the Lower 48 states in almost three... 2 hours
Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers
SCIENCE DAILY The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by scientists tracking environment changes. 3 hours
A biomarker in the brain's circulation system may be Alzheimer's earliest warning
SCIENCE DAILY Leaks in the blood-brain barrier can provide early detection for Alzheimer's and diseases. 3 hours
NASA's Terra Satellite glares at the 37-mile wide eye of Super Typhoon Trami
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of Super Typhoon Trami as it continued moving in a northwesterly direction in the Northwestern... 3 hours
Birds' voiceboxes are odd ducks
SCIENCE DAILY Birds' voiceboxes are in their chests instead of their throats like mammals and reptiles. Scientists aren't sure how or why birds evolved these unique voiceboxes, but a new study sheds some light on how they came about. Similarities... 4 hours
This Super-Strong Magnet Literally Blew the Doors Off a Tokyo Laboratory
LIVE SCIENCE There's a magnet in a secure room in Tokyo. The last time its designers switched it on, it blew open the heavy doors designed to keep... 4 hours
9-year-old boy who had leukemia surprised with meeting bone marrow donor
ABC NEWS In a heartwarming reunion, a 9-year-old celebrating his cancer remission has met the man who saved him. 4 hours
How a molecular signal helps plant cells decide when to make oil
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists identify new details of how a sugar-signaling molecule helps regulate oil production in plant cells. The work could point to new ways to... 3 hours
Organs are not just bystanders, may be active participants in fighting autoimmune disease
SCIENCE DAILY Findings from mouse study suggest organs affected by autoimmune disease suppress immune cells using methods similar to those used by cancer cells... 3 hours
Scientists search for coral's new home
PHYS.ORG Coral reefs have long faced problems like overfishing, global warming and pollution—but they're also threatened by how slow they regenerate. 3 hours
Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon -- the measure of the... 4 hours
Evidence that addictive behaviors have strong links with ancient retroviral infection
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows that an ancient retrovirus -- HK2 -- is more frequently found in drug addicts and thus is significantly associated with addiction. 4 hours
Doubts and dialogue may alter public perceptions of science
SCIENCE DAILY Science projects within controversial fields such as synthetic biology could benefit from experimenting with communication settings in which experts share their thoughts and feelings with each other and the public.... 3 hours
Medical News Today: What to know about radiation dermatitis
MNT Radiation dermatitis occurs when radiotherapy, a standard cancer treatment, damages the healthy skin cells. People can ease skin redness and peeling with calming skincare routines, some of which we explain... 3 hours
NASA's Terra Satellite finds Subtropical Storm Leslie drifting in Central Atlantic
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of Subtropical Storm Leslie as it was meandering around the North Central Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 24, 2018. 3 hours
Violence in pre-Columbian Panama exaggerated, new study shows
PHYS.ORG Buried alive. Butchered. Decapitated. Hacked. Mutilated. Killed. Archaeologist Samuel K. Lothrop did not obfuscate when describing what he thought had happened to the 220 bodies his expedition excavated from Panama's Playa Venado... 3 hours
Cryo-EM reveals structure of protein responsible for regulating body temperature
PHYS.ORG A team led by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists has revealed for the first time the atomic-level structure of TRPM2, a protein that may be a promising... 3 hours
The first rovers to explore an asteroid just sent photos home
SCIENCE-NEWS Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has deployed a pair of rovers to the surface of asteroid Ryugu. 3 hours
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... 3 hours
Team finds Wigner crystal—not Mott insulator—in 'magic-angle' graphene
PHYS.ORG Recently, a team of scientists led by Pablo Jarillo-Herrero at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) created a huge stir in the field of condensed matter physics when they showed that two... 3 hours
How will climate change stress the power grid? Hint: Look at dew point temperatures
PHYS.ORG A new study suggests the power industry is underestimating how climate change could affect the long-term demand for electricity in... 3 hours
Satellite sees short-lived Tropical Cyclone Kirk
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Kirk formed on Saturday, Sept. 22. By Monday, Sept. 24, Kirk lacked the closed circulation that is a prerequisite for tropical cyclone status. The NOAA-20 satellite provided a visible image of the storm at... 3 hours
North Korea's 2017 bomb test set off later earthquakes, new analysis finds
PHYS.ORG Using newly refined analysis methods, scientists have discovered that a North Korean nuclear bomb test last fall set off aftershocks over a period of... 3 hours
Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
PHYS.ORG By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints—borrowing from epochs of changing... 3 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,... 3 hours
'Ground coffee' with soil perks in Brazil
PHYS.ORG Coffee is one of Brazil's biggest crops. Brazil's favorable climate helps coffee beans ripen and be ready for picking during a concentrated period of weeks. This makes mechanical harvesting an economically reasonable choice. 3 hours
Drivers for Uber, Lyft see incomes fall as participation jumps
PHYS.ORG Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other US ridesharing services have seen their incomes fall by half in recent years as more people get behind the wheel, according to... 3 hours
Crowd counting through walls with WiFi
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO Researchers have given the first demonstration of crowd counting through walls using only everyday communication signals such as WiFi. The technique, which requires only a wireless transmitter and receiver outside the area of interest, could have... 5 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... 6 hours
dust storms on titan spotted by cassini for the first time Dust Storms on Titan Spotted by Cassini for the First Time
ASTRO WATCH Data from the international Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its moons between 2004... 5 hours
Even mild physical activity immediately improves memory function
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers found that even very light workouts can increase the connectivity between parts of the brain responsible for memory formation and storage. 6 hours
3 deaths found in investigation of impaired pathologist
ABC NEWS A Veterans Affairs hospital official says investigators have discovered 11 significant errors and three deaths in more than 30,000 cases originally seen by a pathologist officials say was working while impaired 6 hours
Scarlet, the Struggling Orca, Now Presumed Dead
LIVE SCIENCE Despite rescuers' best efforts, Scarlet, a young ailing orca, is now presumed dead. 6 hours
Children found capable of using the 'wisdom of crowds'
SCIENCE DAILY Children, like adults, can improve their response to difficult tasks by the power of group work, new research has found. 6 hours
Desert ants have an amazing odor memory
SCIENCE DAILY Desert ants can quickly learn many different food odors and remember them for the rest of their lives. Their memory for nest odors seems to differ from their food odor memory: Whereas food odors... 6 hours
Two-Headed Viper Could End Up in Virginia Zoo — If It Stops Fighting with Itself
LIVE SCIENCE What has two brains, two tracheas and a single heart? This rare, two-headed viper. 6 hours
How nature, nurture shape the sleeping brain
SCIENCE DAILY Some patterns of electrical activity generated by the brain during sleep are inherited, according to a study of teenage twins. Pinpointing the relative contributions of biology and experience to sleep neurophysiology could inform therapies... 6 hours
Skepticism surrounds renowned mathematician’s attempted proof of 160-year-old hypothesis
Science Magazine The Riemann hypothesis, a formula related to the distribution of prime numbers, has remained unsolved for more than a century 4 hours
Medical News Today: Psoriasis and lupus: What's the difference?
MNT Psoriasis and lupus are autoimmune conditions that can affect the skin. They have some similarities but are different conditions. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of each condition... 5 hours
Why Doesn't Your Vision 'Go Dark' When You Blink?
LIVE SCIENCE Blinking doesn't interrupt what we see, but how does that work? 5 hours
Sex in plants requires thrust
SCIENCE DAILY In plants, to fertilize the egg, the pollen tube (which is between 1/20 and 1/5 of the width of a human hair) has to navigate through a maze of tissue, no matter what obstacles it encounters. Thanks to... 5 hours
Challenge continues in developing effective drug treatment for Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Nilvadipine shows no benefit for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease in mild and moderate stages of the disease, but further studies targeting the early phase of the disease... 6 hours
Common painkiller not effective for chronic pain after traumatic nerve injury
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that pregabalin is not effective in controlling the chronic pain that sometimes develops following traumatic nerve injury. The results of the international... 6 hours
Martian moon may have come from impact on home planet
SCIENCE DAILY Phobos, the larger of Mars' two tiny satellites, is the darkest moon in the solar system. This dark aspect inspired the hypothesis that the close-orbiting moon may be... 6 hours
Physical activity necessary to maintain heart-healthy lifestyle
SCIENCE DAILY Exercise and physical activity are of vast global importance to prevent and control the increasing problem of heart disease and stroke, according to a review article. 6 hours
How Earth sheds heat into space
MIT New insights into the role of water vapor may help researchers predict how the planet will respond to warming. 6 hours
WATCH: 9-year-old in remission surprised by bone marrow donor who saved his life
ABC NEWS Sawyer Dyer finally came face to face with Kevin Schwarrzel, 29, on Sept. 22. 4 hours
Exploring links between senses and cognitive health
SCIENCE DAILY Experts are examining the link between impaired vision, hearing, and cognition. 5 hours
Chinese Cretaceous fossil highlights avian evolution
PHYS.ORG A newly identified extinct bird species from a 127 million-year-old fossil deposit in northeastern China provides new information about avian development during the early evolution of flight. 7 hours
Medical News Today: How to use coconut oil for eczema
MNT Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. It can soothe dry, itchy skin resulting from eczema and help prevent infection. In this article, we look at how to use... 4 hours
Fake Apple products: Here's how to avoid being fooled—and endangered—by counterfeits
PHYS.ORG Counterfeit Apple power adapters and charging cables may look like the real thing, but they have differences that can cause injuries to you or damage your... 4 hours
Common weed killer—believed harmless to animals—may be harming bees worldwide
Science Magazine Glyphosate appears to alter the bacteria in the insect’s guts, making them more vulnerable to infection 7 hours
Parasite makes quick exit when researchers remove the handbrake
Crowd counting through walls with WiFi
Blowing the whistle on referee decisions
Your Vision Matters: How to Protect Your Eyesight
Your Vision Matters: How to Protect Your Eyesight
Spray-on antennas unlock communication of the future
Spray-on antennas unlock communication of the future
The weird world of one-sided objects
Custom circuits for living cells
Spray-coated tactile sensor on a 3-D surface for robotic skin