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Preserving a painter's legacy with nanomaterials
SCIENCE DAILY Paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Johannes Vermeer have been delighting art lovers for years. But it turns out that these works of art might be their own worst enemy -- the canvases they... 28 minutes
Abdominal fat secretes novel adipokine promoting insulin resistance and inflammation
SCIENCE DAILY A novel adipokine that favors the development of insulin resistance and systemic inflammation has been identified by an international research team . In cases of severe obesity, this... 28 minutes
Helping dental retainers and aligners fight off bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Clear, plastic aligners have been growing in popularity as alternatives to bulky, metal braces. And once the teeth are straightened, patients graduate to plastic retainers to maintain the perfect smile. But these... 28 minutes
Medication-related harm in older adults is common, costly, and preventable
SCIENCE DAILY New research indicates that harm from medicines is common in older adults following hospital discharge, and it results in substantial use of healthcare resources. 51 minutes
Determining effective methods of irrigation as water becomes increasingly scarce
SCIENCE DAILY US consumers prefer the idea of using fresh water for any watering needs. In most cases, plants irrigated with recycled water saw no negative impact when compared to... 51 minutes
Stricter approval procedures for plant protection products urged
SCIENCE DAILY A number of chemical plant protection products, also known as pesticides, show harmful effects on ecosystems and biodiversity in their current use. Besides climate change, changes in global nutrient cycles and habitat... 51 minutes
Depression speeds up brain aging, find psychologists
SCIENCE DAILY Psychologists have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages. 51 minutes
Cause of E. coli beach closings? Gulls
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have recently published results identifying the major sources of E. coli breakouts on several beaches on Lake Michigan. They have also researched an effective method of reducing the breakouts and the resulting beach... 1 hour
Applying machine learning tools to earthquake data offers new insights
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study, researchers show that machine learning algorithms could pick out different types of earthquakes from three years of earthquake recordings at The Geysers in California,... 2 hours
Nuclear physicists leap into quantum computing with first simulations of atomic nucleus
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have now simulated an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer. The results demonstrate the ability of quantum systems to compute nuclear physics problems... 11 hours
Excess nutrients, coupled with climate change, damage the most highly resilient corals
SCIENCE DAILY Experimentalists conducted a simulation of future conditions in the Red Sea caused by global warming and acidification, while simultaneously increasing levels of nutrients such... 11 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
Perceived socioeconomic status can affect how old we feel
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging. Specifically, the lower people deem their relative socioeconomic... 11 hours
Source of molecule linked to nasal polyps, asthma attacks
SCIENCE DAILY A new discovery about how the immune system responds to common sinus infections and asthma could explain why patients develop these issues in the first place and ultimately may lead... 11 hours
Memory molecule limits plasticity by calibrating calcium
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have for the first time identified a novel role for the CA2-enriched protein RGS14 and provided insights into the mechanism by which it limits plasticity. RGS14 seems to be special, acting as a... 11 hours
How many taxis does a city need?
SCIENCE DAILY A taxi dispatching approach could cut the number of cars on the road while meeting rider demand. 11 hours
Self-consistency influences how we make decisions
SCIENCE DAILY When making decisions, our perception is influenced by judgments we have made in the past as a way of remaining consistent with ourselves, suggests new research. 11 hours
Orphaned elephants change where they live, in response to poaching and the need for food
SCIENCE DAILY Young elephants who have lost either their mothers or the matriarchs of the herd are affected dramatically, and... 11 hours
How local communities can transition to sustainable energy systems
SCIENCE DAILY What makes for a successful transition to a low-carbon energy system? Local involvement, perceived fairness and information sharing, according to new research. 11 hours
Why an upcoming appointment makes us less productive
SCIENCE DAILY You've got a full hour until your next meeting. But you probably won't make the most of that time, new research suggests. In a series of eight studies, both in the lab... 11 hours
New advances in understanding and treating intellectual disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have investigated an intellectual disorder (ATR-X) syndrome to reveal its cause, mechanism and a potential therapeutic strategy to decrease associated cognitive impairment. 12 hours
Research reveals concerning childbirth trends
SCIENCE DAILY New research has raised concern about the number of Australian women suffering potentially dangerous levels of blood loss after childbirth. 12 hours
Strain directs spin waves
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have revealed the relationship between the strain in a magnetic insulator thin film and spin waves. The relationship between magnetoelastic anisotropy and propagation properties of forward volume spin waves in single-crystalline yttrium iron garnet films grown on three garnet... 12 hours
Valves for tiny particles
SCIENCE DAILY Newly-developed nanovalves allow the flow of individual nanoparticles in liquids to be controlled in tiny channels. This is of interest for lab-on-a-chip applications such as in materials science and biomedicine. 12 hours
Men take shortcuts, while women follow well-known routes
SCIENCE DAILY When navigating in a known environment, men prefer to take shortcuts to reach their destination more quickly, while women tend to use routes they know. This is according to a new study... 12 hours
Changes to specific MicroRNA involved in development of Lou Gehrig's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new study identifies a previously unknown mechanism involved in the development of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The findings could serve as... 12 hours
Most comprehensive tree of life for malaria parasites
SCIENCE DAILY A new study puts forth the most comprehensive tree of life for malaria parasites to date. Among the researchers' findings is that the diverse malaria parasite genus Plasmodium (which includes those species... 12 hours
Surgery involving ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure
SCIENCE DAILY An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to a clinical trial. 12 hours
Tuberculosis: Pharmacists develop new substance to counteract antimicrobial resistance
SCIENCE DAILY Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise worldwide. This is becoming a problem for infectious diseases like tuberculosis as there are only a few active substances available to combat such diseases.... 12 hours
Why we fail to understand our smartphone use
SCIENCE DAILY Checking your phone dozens of times a day indicates unconscious behavior, which is 'extremely repetitive' say psychologists. Existing research is yet to conclude whether people really are 'addicted' to their smartphones due... 13 hours
How a cell knows when to divide
SCIENCE DAILY We know that hundreds of genes contribute to a wave of activity linked to cell division, but to generate that wave new research shows that cells must first grow large enough to produce four... 13 hours
Global healthcare access and quality improved from 2000-2016
SCIENCE DAILY Healthcare access and quality improved globally from 2000-2016 due in part to large gains seen in many low and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, according to the latest data. 13 hours
Birds play the waiting game in tough environmental conditions
SCIENCE DAILY If resources are limited and tough to find, reproductive efforts may fail. In these situations, it may be in an animal's best interests to not defend a territory or to... 13 hours
Long-term study reveals one invasive insect can change a forest bird community
SCIENCE DAILY Eastern hemlock forests have been declining due to a non-native insect pest. A new study presents some of the best data showing how the... 13 hours
Are pain tolerance levels similar among groups of friends?
SCIENCE DAILY Are your friends very pain tolerant? Then it is likely that you are as well, provided you are a male. A recent study shows that there is a positive correlation... 13 hours
Early physical therapy benefits low-back pain patients
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with low-back pain are better off seeing a physical therapist first, according to a study of 150,000 insurance claims. 13 hours
Making massive leaps in electronics at nano-scale
SCIENCE DAILY By chemically attaching nano-particles of the rare earth element, gadolinium, to carbon nanotubes, the researchers have found that the electrical conductivity in the nanotubes can be increased by incorporating the spin properties of the... 15 hours
Controlled nano-assembly
SCIENCE DAILY DNA, the carrier of genetic information, has become established as a highly useful building material in nanotechnology. One requirement in many applications is the controlled, switchable assembly of nanostructures. Scientists have now introduced a new strategy for control through altering... 16 hours
Chimpanzee calls differ according to context
SCIENCE DAILY An important question in the evolution of language is what caused animal calls to diversify and to encode different information. A team of scientists has found that chimpanzees use the quiet 'hoo' call in three different... 16 hours
In the beginning was the phase separation
SCIENCE DAILY The question of the origin of life remains one of the oldest unanswered scientific questions. A team has now shown for the first time that phase separation is an extremely efficient way of controlling... 17 hours
A promising target in the quest for a 1-million-year-old Antarctic ice core
SCIENCE DAILY The oldest ice core so far provides 800,000 years of our planet's climate history. A field survey in Antarctica has pinpointed a location where... 17 hours
Cheap, small carbon nanotubes
SCIENCE DAILY Carbon nanotubes are supermaterials that can be stronger than steel and more conductive than copper, but they're rare because, until now, they've been incredibly expensive. 17 hours
'Virtual safe space' to help bumblebees
SCIENCE DAILY The many threats facing bumblebees can be tested using a 'virtual safe space.' 17 hours
Fleet of autonomous boats could service cities to reduce road traffic
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have designed a fleet of autonomous boats that offer high maneuverability and precise control. The boats can also be rapidly 3-D printed using a low-cost... 17 hours
Streams may emit more carbon dioxide in a warmer climate
SCIENCE DAILY Streams and rivers could pump carbon dioxide into the air at increasing rates if they continue to warm, potentially compounding the effects of global warming, a new worldwide... 18 hours
Microplastics may be abundant in the surface sediments of Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel
SCIENCE DAILY Microplastics were found at all 16 sites studied in Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel, British Columbia, and were most abundant... 18 hours
Early-life obesity impacts children's learning and memory, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores than lean... 18 hours
'Uniquely human' muscles have been discovered in apes
SCIENCE DAILY Muscles believed to be unique to humans have been discovered in several ape species, challenging long-held anthropocentric theories on the origin and evolution of human soft tissues. This questions the view that... 18 hours
Utah fossil reveals global exodus of mammals' near relatives to major continents
SCIENCE DAILY A nearly 130-million-year-old fossilized skull found in Utah is an Earth-shattering discovery in one respect. The small fossil is evidence that the super-continental split... 18 hours
Unprecedented detail in pulsar 6,500 light-years from Earth
SCIENCE DAILY A team of astronomers has performed one of the highest resolution observations in astronomical history by observing two intense regions of radiation, 20 kilometers apart, around a star 6,500 light-years away. The... 19 hours
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