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Toxic smog delays Asian Tour golf in New Delhi  PHYS.ORG · 31 minutes
The start of a leading Asian Tour golf tournament was held up Thursday by toxic smog that has engulfed the Indian capital with hazardous levels of pollution. more
The shape of European space technology to come  ESA · 40 minutes
The space sector is in the midst of unprecedented change. Ahead of this month’s Space19+ Ministerial Council, where Europe’s space... more
Challenging EVA's for Luca  ESA · 1 hour
Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he... more
Can a UNICORN outrun earthquakes?  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Each year, anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of deaths are attributed to the catastrophic effects of major earthquakes. Apart from ground shaking, earthquake hazards include landslides, dam ruptures, flooding, and worse—if the sea floor... more
China completes crucial landing test for first Mars mission in 2020  REUTERS · 40 minutes
China on Thursday successfully completed a crucial landing test in northern Hebei province ahead... more
Challenging spacewalks for Luca  ESA · 1 hour
Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he... more
New RNA molecules may play a role in aging  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The genome is the master plan for all body parts, from toe nails to eyebrows. But it's not just the blueprint that determines what's built. All of the cellular players... more
Top cosmologist's lonely battle against 'Big Bang' theory  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
James Peebles won this year's Nobel prize in physics for helping transform the field of cosmology into a respected science, but if there's one term he hates to hear, it's "Big Bang... more
NASA finds heavy rainfall along Central Philippine Coast from Tropical Depression Kalmaegi  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Tropical Depression Kalmaegi continues moving west through the Philippine Sea and toward a landfall in the east central Philippines. NASA provided forecasters with an... more
Graphene: The more you bend it, the softer it gets  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
New research by engineers at the University of Illinois combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene—a question that... more
No deliveries: How cells decide when to accept extracellular packages  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Endocytosis, a fundamental process that cells use to take in macromolecules, functions a lot like an airlock on a spaceship—but squishier, says Dr. Gunther Hollopeter, assistant professor of... more
Explorers discover WWII submarine that sank in 1944  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
A team of ocean explorers say a U.S. submarine with 80 sailors aboard when it disappeared in 1944 has been discovered in Japanese waters. more
How giant kelp may respond to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
When a marine heat wave hit California's coast in 2014, it brought ocean temperatures that were high for Northern California but fairly normal for a Southern California summer. Much of the giant... more
Climate change poses 'lifelong' child health risk  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Climate change will damage the health of an entire generation unless there are immediate cuts to fossil fuel emissions, from a rise in deadly infectious diseases to surging malnutrition, experts warned Thursday. more
Future rainfall could far outweigh current climate predictions  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Homes and communities across the UK have felt the full force of torrential downpours in recent weeks. And the UK's uplands could in future see significantly more annual rainfall than is currently... more
Australia bushfires renew anger over climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Unprecedented bushfires in eastern Australia have turbocharged demands the country's conservative government do more to tackle climate change, and have rekindled an ideological fight over the science behind the blazes. more
Schools closed in New Delhi as air quality dips further  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
Schools in India’s capital are shut after air quality plunged to a severe category for the third consecutive day, enveloping New Delhi in a thick gray haze of... more
Venice braces for more high water as alarms sound  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Venice braced itself for more rising waters on Thursday as Italy's government prepared to take emergency measures for the canal city struck by an exceptional tide this week. more
New solar power generator to be deployed to space station  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A new solar power generator prototype developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and research teams in the United States, will be deployed on the first 2020... more
NASA's Terra satellite sees fire and smoke from devastating bushfires in Australia  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The state of New South Wales (NSW) in south eastern Australia is continuing to experience devastating bushfires due to the dry tinder-like atmosphere in... more
From sci-fi to science lab: Holograms you can 'feel'  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Walking, talking holograms have been a staple of sci-fi films since Princess Leia was magically brought to life in "Star Wars". more
Climate may have helped crumble one of the ancient world's most powerful civilizations  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
New research suggests it was climate-related drought that built the foundation for the collapse of the Assyrian Empire (whose heartland was based... more
China tests Mars lander in international cooperation push  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
China invited observers to a successful test Thursday of its Mars lander as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. more
China completes lander test for first Mars mission in 2020  REUTERS · 5 hours
China on Thursday successfully completed a lander test in northern Hebei province ahead of an unmanned... more
2D barcoded tubes for sample storage at ultra-low temperatures  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
The Ziath range of CryzoTraq 2D-barcoded cryogenic tubes set a new standard for cryogenic storage of biological specimens at temperatures as low as -196 °C. more
Virginia doctor accused of performing unnecessary surgeries  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
A Virginia doctor is headed to court to face allegations that he performed unnecessary surgical procedures on his patients more
Air Force funding keeps Launcher development on track  SPACE NEWS · 9 hours
Launcher won its first government funding when the U.S. Air Force awarded the the Brooklyn-based startup $1.5 million to accelerate... more
Senate committee approves NASA authorization bill  SPACE NEWS · 6 hours
The Senate Commerce Committee approved Nov. 13 a NASA authorization bill introduced a week earlier to extend the life of the International Space Station... more
Improving pain management after traumatic injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Improving acute pain management after traumatic injury remains a priority for policymakers and clinicians as rates of injury and subsequent pain-related disability rise nationally. Yet, innovations in trauma pain management remain understudied. more
Secondary surgery for recurrent ovarian cancer patients does not result in longer survival  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported that secondary tumor-reduction, or cytoreduction, surgery followed by chemotherapy did not... more
Microparticles could help fight malnutrition  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Researchers have now developed a new way to fortify staple foods with these micronutrients by encapsulating them in a biocompatible polymer that prevents the nutrients from being degraded during storage or cooking. In a small clinical trial, they... more
In states where recreational marijuana is legal, problematic use increased among adults and teens  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Problematic use of marijuana among adolescents and adults increased after legalization of recreational marijuana use, according to a new study... more
Multimaterial 3D printing manufactures complex objects, fast  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
3D printing is super cool, but it's also super slow -- it would take 115 days to print a detailed, multimaterial object about the size of a grapefruit. A new method allows printing with... more
New study reveals America's losing battle to shed extra pounds  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
It comes as no surprise that Americans struggle with weight loss, but a new study led by researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine... more
Ancient Egyptians gathered birds from the wild for sacrifice and mummification  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
In ancient Egypt, sacred ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed, according to a new study. more
Extinct giant ape directly linked to the living orangutan  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Researchers have succeeded in reconstructing the evolutionary relationship between a two million year old giant primate and the living orangutan. It is the first time genetic material this old has... more
Phage therapy shows promise for alcoholic liver disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Researchers linked a gut bacteria toxin to worse clinical outcomes in patients with alcoholic liver disease, and discovered that treatment with bacteriophages clears the bacteria and eliminates the disease in mice. more
Frail patients more likely to die even after low-stress surgical procedures  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
The threshold for when to perform elective surgery in a frail patient may be much higher than previously thought, according to new research coauthored by Paula... more
People who are illiterate may have greater risk of developing dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
New research has found that people who are illiterate, meaning they never learned to read or write, may have nearly three times greater risk of developing... more
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NASA's Mars 2020 will hunt for microscopic fossils
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High Definition Earth-Viewing payload reaches end-of-life on station, surpassing life expectancy
Cardiac resynchronization therapy improves heart function in cancer survivors
Last Arctic ice refuge is disappearing
Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain
New bio-inspired hydrogels can act like superglue in highly ionic environments like seawater
Iron-based solar cells on track to becoming more efficient
Firestorms and flaming tornadoes: How bushfires create their own ferocious weather systems
The differences between SMAD2 and SMAD3, nearly identical transcription factors with distinct roles
Frogs' mating calls also attract predators