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New solar sailing technology for NASA
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers is taking solar sailing to the next level with advanced photonic materials. This new class of materials could be used to steer reflected or transmitted photons and enable near-Earth, interplanetary and interstellar space travel. 6 minutes
Gene regulator may contribute to protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma
SCIENCE DAILY In exfoliation glaucoma, a protein dandruff clogs the outflow pathway for the fluid in our eyes. Scientists have evidence that variants of the same gene that enables us... 6 minutes
Genome damage from CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing higher than thought
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought. This has safety implications for future gene therapies using CRISPR/Cas9 as the... 46 minutes
US opioid prescribing rates by congressional district
SCIENCE DAILY Congressional districts with the highest opioid prescribing rates are predominantly concentrated in the southeastern U.S., with other hotspots in Appalachia and the rural west, according to the first study to focus on opioid prescribing... 48 minutes
New battery could store wind and solar electricity affordably and at room temperature
SCIENCE DAILY A new type of flow battery that involves a liquid metal more than doubled the maximum voltage of conventional flow batteries and... 1 hour
Diabetes during pregnancy may increase baby's heart disease risk
SCIENCE DAILY Gestational diabetes may increase the risk of blood vessel dysfunction and heart disease in offspring by altering a smooth muscle protein responsible for blood vessel network formation. Understanding of the... 1 hour
Physics treasure hidden in a wallpaper pattern
SCIENCE DAILY An international team of scientists has discovered a new, exotic form of insulating material with a metallic surface that could enable more efficient electronics or even quantum computing. The researchers developed a new method... 1 hour
Caffeine affects food intake at breakfast, but its effect is limited and transient
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that after drinking a small amount of caffeine, participants consumed 10 percent less at a breakfast buffet provided... 1 hour
Complementary medicine for cancer can decrease survival
SCIENCE DAILY People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were more likely to die as a result, according to researchers. 1 hour
Neural inflammation plays critical role in stress-induced depression
SCIENCE DAILY A group of researchers has discovered that neural inflammation caused by our innate immune system plays an unexpectedly important role in stress-induced depression. This insight could potentially lead to the development of... 1 hour
How plant breeding technologies could make fruits and vegetables more exciting to eat
SCIENCE DAILY Forget vegetables with dull colors and fuzzy skin or fruits that lack of flavor -- the produce aisle of the future could... 13 hours
New insights into plants' conquest of land
SCIENCE DAILY The ancestors of land plants were string-like (2D), aquatic green algae that looked very different from the three-dimensional (3D), upright stems and leaves of plants we are familiar with today. Now, researchers have revealed... 13 hours
Phages work together to suppress CRISPR bacterial immunity
SCIENCE DAILY CRISPR are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it does in human cells as a pair of scissors, in their... 13 hours
Broken bones among older people increase risk of death for up to 10 years
SCIENCE DAILY Broken bones among older people increase their risk of death for up to 10 years, according to a new study.... 15 hours
Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolution
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have taken detailed pictures of the entire brain of an adult female fruit fly using transmission electron microscopy. 15 hours
Australia-led global push to tackle PCOS -- the principal cause of infertility in women
SCIENCE DAILY Australian led global guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of the primary cause of infertility in women will be published... 15 hours
Chemists characterize the fatal fungus among us
SCIENCE DAILY Life-threatening fungal infections affect more than two million people worldwide. Effective antifungal medications are limited. A major challenge is that the fungal cell wall is poorly understood, which has impeded drug development. However, chemist... 15 hours
Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat common sight loss condition
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration... 16 hours
Low- or no-calorie soft drinks linked to improved outcomes in colon cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Drinking artificially-sweetened beverages is associated with a significantly lower risk of colon cancer recurrence and cancer death, scientists have found. 16 hours
In a warming climate, Arctic geese are rushing north
SCIENCE DAILY As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the... 17 hours
Learning from 'little monsters'
SCIENCE DAILY By studying deep and shallow water zones of streams and their resident invertebrates, researcher reveals mysteries of fresh water life. 17 hours
Yeast species used in food industry can cause disease in humans, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A major cause of drug-resistant clinical yeast infections is the same species previously regarded as non-pathogenic and commonly used in the biotechnology... 17 hours
Relaxor ferroelectrics: Relax, just break it
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are helping to answer long-held questions about a technologically important class of materials called relaxor ferroelectrics. 17 hours
Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe
SCIENCE DAILY Genome research suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval... 18 hours
Traveling to the sun: Why won't Parker Solar Probe melt?
SCIENCE DAILY This summer, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. Cutting-edge technology and engineering... 18 hours
Researchers to present new results on hurricanes and other extreme events
SCIENCE DAILY In the past year, extreme events -- including hurricanes, droughts and wildfires -- have plagued the U.S., affecting natural habitats and human communities. Scientists are presenting... 18 hours
Enzyme identified as possible novel drug target for sickle cell disease, Thalassemia
SCIENCE DAILY Medical researchers have identified a key signaling protein that regulates hemoglobin production in red blood cells, offering a possible target for a future innovative... 19 hours
Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategy
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer. 19 hours
From cradle to grave: Factors that shaped evolution
SCIENCE DAILY This study brings us closer to knowing the complex interactions between topography and climate change, and how these factors influence the evolutionary histories and biodiversity of species in natural ecosystems. 19 hours
Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't rely on twilight zone systems for recovery
SCIENCE DAILY A team of highly trained scientific divers explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life... 20 hours
Mixed mRNA tails act like a shield that delays its shortening
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists have identified how mixed tails -- made of different nucleotides -- protect mRNA from degradation for longer. This study could bring new insights to our... 20 hours
Fruit fly species can learn each other's dialects
SCIENCE DAILY Fruit flies from different species can warn each other when parasitic wasps are near. But according to a new study, they are more likely to get the message across if the fly... 20 hours
Lying in a foreign language is easier
SCIENCE DAILY It is not easy to tell when someone is lying. This is even more difficult when potential liars speak in a language other than their native tongue. Psychologists investigated why that is so. 20 hours
Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzle
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO Researchers have described rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa. This newly observed phenomenon could help climatologists understand how... 20 hours
Why does making new egg cells require so much cell death?
SCIENCE DAILY A highly detailed study of how the roundworm C. elegans forms oocytes suggests that the egg-making process leads to the formation and subsequent destruction of cells... 20 hours
Are you prone to feeling guilty? Then you're probably more trustworthy, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds that when it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the... 20 hours
Paralyzed mice with spinal cord injury made to walk again
SCIENCE DAILY Most people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn't completely severed. Why don't the spared portions of the spinal... 20 hours
CT scans may increase risk of brain cancer, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. 20 hours
Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use, suggests a recent study... 21 hours
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
SCIENCE DAILY Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur -- Akainacephalus johnsoni -- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, USA, and... 21 hours
App, brief intervention may be lifesaver for suicidal teens
SCIENCE DAILY A preliminary study shows an intervention program that includes a personalized app could make a difference: Researchers found the rate of attempted suicides by teenagers who received the intervention was... 21 hours
Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Oil biodegradation inhibited in deep-sea sediments
SCIENCE DAILY Degradation rates of oil were slower in the dark and cold waters of the depths of the Gulf of Mexico than at surface conditions, according to an international... 21 hours
Vast majority of Americans support Endangered Species Act despite increasing efforts to curtail it
SCIENCE DAILY Roughly four out of five Americans support the Endangered Species Act, and only one in 10 oppose it, found a... 22 hours
Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO Scientists have developed a new method to enable miniature drug-filled nanocarriers to dock on to immune cells, which in turn attack tumors. 22 hours
Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents
SCIENCE DAILY Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use. These are the findings of a study involving... 22 hours
Depression-induced inflammation during pregnancy may impact newborns
SCIENCE DAILY The physiological impacts of depression on pregnant mothers may affect babies while in the womb and lead to changes in the behavior and biology of newborns, finds new research. 22 hours
CALET succeeds in direct measurements of cosmic-ray electron spectrum up to 4.8 TeV
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have succeeded in the direct, high-precision measurements of cosmic-ray electron spectrum up to 4.8 TeV, based on observations with the Calorimetric... 22 hours
'Good cholesterol' may not always be good
SCIENCE DAILY Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) -- also known as 'good cholesterol.' The findings bring into question the current use of total HDL cholesterol to predict... 22 hours
Death rates from heart failure higher for women than men
SCIENCE DAILY Death rates from heart failure are higher for women than men, and hospitalization rates have increased in women while declining in men, found a new study. 22 hours
Reversing cause and effect is no trouble for quantum computers
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists show that a quantum computer is less in thrall to the arrow of time than a classical computer. 22 hours
Researchers report two-faced Janus membrane applications
'Storm chasers' on Mars searching for dusty secrets
Shallow reef species may not find refuge in deeper water habitats
Traveling to the sun: Why won't Parker Solar Probe melt?
Traveling to the sun: Why won't Parker Solar Probe melt?
Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzle
‘Smart plants’ could soon detect deadly radon and mold in your home
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Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines