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Patterns in STEM grades of girls versus boys
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has explored patterns in academic grades of 1.6 million students, showing that girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM - including at the top of the class. 6 minutes
Illegal ivory dealers starting to use similar code words to hide online sales
SCIENCE DAILY Ivory sellers in Europe using eBay are using the same code words across different languages to covertly advertise items for sale, potentially... 1 hour
Infectious bacteria hibernate to evade antibiotics
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a surprising tactic of pathogenic bacteria when being attacked by antibiotics: hibernation. 1 hour
How leaves talk to roots
SCIENCE DAILY New findings show that a micro RNA from the shoot keeps legume roots susceptible to symbiotic infection by downregulating a gene that would otherwise hinder root responses to symbiotic bacteria. These findings help us understand what it takes... 1 hour
Deciphering the link between skin allergies and the gut microbiota
SCIENCE DAILY Over the last few years, scientists have discovered connections between gut microbiota imbalances and various diseases. Now, in a study using mice, researchers have revealed a surprising relationship... 1 hour
Molecule capable of halting and reverting Parkinson's neurodegeneration identified
SCIENCE DAILY The small SynuClean-D molecule interrupts the formation of the alpha-synuclein amyloid fibres responsible for the onset of Parkinson's disease, and reverts the neurodegeneration caused by the disease. 2 hours
Indoor HEPA filters significantly reduce pollution indoors when outside air unhealthy, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Outdoor air pollution is a major contributor to indoor air pollution -- but high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters used in the home... 2 hours
Screening using body mass index alone may miss every second preschooler with excess stomach fat
SCIENCE DAILY When assessing whether preschoolers are overweight, health professionals should use other measures such as waist-to-height ratio in addition... 2 hours
Cancer: Establishing metastasis
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that a protein called VRK1 might help cancer to take root in new parts of the body. VRK1 was discovered to be necessary for mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition, which scientists suspect may be important for the establishment of metastasis. 2 hours
Advanced animal society thrives without males
SCIENCE DAILY Termite colonies have been found to thrive and reproduce without males, new research from the University of Sydney reveals. The findings provide new evidence that males aren't required to maintain some advanced animal populations. They add... 2 hours
Hybrid operating room streamlines diagnosis, treatment of lung cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Representing a paradigm shift in thoracic surgery, the hybrid operating room combines three techniques into a single appointment eliminating multiple clinical visits for improved patient experience and outcomes. 3 hours
Motor learning for precise motor execution
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified acquisition of two types of internal models for motor control, which are likely to be stored in the cerebellum. They show that motor control in human hand reaching movement relies on two types... 3 hours
New cause of brain bleeds identified
SCIENCE DAILY Neurologists have provided, for the first time, evidence that blood deposits in the brain may not require a blood vessel tear. The researchers found that brain endothelial cells, the cells that line blood vessels of the... 3 hours
New drug blocks pancreatic cancer growth in mice, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A newly developed drug can prevent the most common type of pancreatic cancer from growing and spreading in laboratory mice, according to a new study. The study also... 4 hours
Some female termites can reproduce without males
SCIENCE DAILY Populations of the termite species Glyptotermes nakajimai can form successful, reproducing colonies in absence of males, according to a new study. 4 hours
Artificial intelligence to improve drug combination design and personalized medicine
SCIENCE DAILY A new auto-commentary looks at how an emerging area of artificial intelligence, specifically the analysis of small systems-of-interest specific datasets, can be used to improve drug development and... 4 hours
Lung inflammation from childhood asthma linked with later anxiety
SCIENCE DAILY Persistent lung inflammation may be one possible explanation for why having asthma during childhood increases your risk for developing anxiety later in life, according to researchers. 5 hours
Exercise may delay cognitive decline in people with rare Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY For individuals carrying a genetic mutation that causes Alzheimer's disease, engaging in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week may have beneficial effects on... 5 hours
Genome duplication drives evolution of species
SCIENCE DAILY Polyploid plants have a duplicate set of chromosomes. As a result, large-scale genetic changes are therefore possible in the new species, making it more adaptable in comparison with the parental species, as has now been demonstrated... 5 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. 18 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. 18 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... 18 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... 18 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.... 18 hours
Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
SCIENCE DAILY By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints -- borrowing from epochs... 19 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... 19 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... 19 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. 19 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... 19 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... 19 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... 19 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. 19 hours
Violence in pre-Columbian Panama exaggerated, new study shows
SCIENCE DAILY An oft-cited publication said a pre-Colombian archaeological site in Panama showed signs of extreme violence. A new review of the evidence strongly suggests that the interpretation was wrong. 19 hours
'Ground coffee' with soil perks in Brazil
SCIENCE DAILY Coffee harvesting is often done with heavy machinery that can compact the soil. Additionally, up to 20 percent of coffee berries fall to the ground. Researchers brewed up a solution to restore soil and... 21 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... 21 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... 21 hours
Exploring links between senses and cognitive health
SCIENCE DAILY Experts are examining the link between impaired vision, hearing, and cognition. 21 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... 21 hours
Cryo-EM reveals structure of protein responsible for regulating body temperature
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have revealed for the first time the atomic-level structure of TRPM2, a protein that may be a promising drug target for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and... 21 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. 21 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... 21 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. 21 hours
Four extremely young asteroid families identified
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers dated the families using a numerical simulation method to process current data to go back in time to the asteroid formation era. 22 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... 22 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... 22 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... 22 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. 22 hours
Parasite makes quick exit when researchers remove the handbrake
SCIENCE DAILY 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. The findings are a... 22 hours
How will climate change stress the power grid? Hint: Look at dew point temperatures
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests the power industry is underestimating how climate change could affect the long-term demand for electricity in... 22 hours
Shedding light on -- and through -- 2D materials
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists use a computational method to calculate the optical properties of two-dimensional materials. Their work promises to simplify the process of identifying the right materials for next-generation optoelectronic devices. 22 hours
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