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The Latest: UK updates China travel advice amid outbreak  ABC NEWS · 3 minutes
The British government is warning against “all but essential travel” to mainland China amid the outbreak of a new virus more
AI could deceive us as much as the human eye does in the search for extraterrestrials  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
An artificial neural network has identified a square structure within a triangular one in a crater... more
Scientists Trace Evolution of Visual Individual Recognition in Paper Wasps  SCI-NEWS.COM · 12 minutes
A team of researchers has sequenced and analyzed the genomes of Polistes fuscatus, a species of... more
New study identifies bumble bees' favorite flowers to aid bee conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Many species of North American bumble bees have seen significant declines in recent decades. Bumble bees are essential pollinators for both native and agricultural plants, and... more
Third Reich's legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Who—or what—is to blame for the xenophobia, political intolerance and radical political parties spreading through Germany and the rest of Europe? A new study from Rice University and... more
Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and... more
Nanoparticle chomps away plaques that cause heart attacks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away -- from the inside out -- portions of plaques that cause heart attacks. more
How active shooter incidents off campus lead to guns on campus  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A new study finds that active shooter incidents off campus and politics are key factors that led state legislators to pass laws allowing concealed weapons on... more
High school GPAs are stronger predictors of college graduation than ACT scores  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Students' high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new study published... more
What parents need to know about the HPV vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The vaccine that prevents infection from human papillomavirus (HPV) is nothing short of a medical marvel. more
Second of its kind 'sharpshooter' leafhopper from Brazil 'strikes' with its coloration  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
When, in 2014, Brazilian researchers stumbled across a red-eyed leafhopper feeding inside bromeliads, growing in the restingas of southeastern Brazil, they were certain it... more
Artificial intelligence predicts treatment outcome for diabetes-related vision loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
A new approach that uses artificial intelligence to analyze retinal images could one day help doctors select the best treatment for patients with vision loss from diabetic macular edema. This... more
Air pollution impacts can be heart-stopping  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
There is an increased risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest even from short-term exposure to low concentrations of dangerously small particulate matter PM2.5, an international study has found, noting an association with gaseous pollutants such as those... more
'Scrambled' cells fix themselves  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Human cells have a defense mechanism that protects them from microbial attacks, a Canadian-led team of international researchers has discovered. more
In rare surgery, hospital swaps man's lost thumb for a big toe  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 hours
The cobbler thought he'd never work again, but the strange surgery saved his hand function. more
Rethinking land conservation to protect species that will need to move with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
All plants and animals need suitable conditions to survive. That means a certain amount of light, a tolerable temperature range,... more
Red Sea huge source of air pollution, greenhouse gases: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Hydrocarbon gases bubbling from the bottom of the Red Sea are polluting the atmosphere at a rate equivalent to the emissions of some large fossil fuel exporting countries,... more
Researchers discover how CDK8 oncogene gets activated in healthy humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Most cancers are caused by a large variety of factors that vary from one person to another. To unravel this complexity, genes that contribute to the development of... more
New coalition will help hospitals nationwide provide plant-based food options for patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Cheesy scrambled eggs, meatloaf, chicken parmesan and pie. It wouldn't be an unusual tally of meals consumed by a patient admitted to a hospital... more
Zinc acetate lozenges did not reduce duration of common cold in randomized trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Administration of zinc acetate lozenges to common cold patients did not shorten colds in a randomized trial published in BMJ Open. more
QUT forum to address Australia's catastrophic fire season  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Is it possible to create a truly bushfire-resistant house? What's the best way to donate to bushfires? How can you tell fact from fake news in this era of Twitter bots? How... more
19th-century bee cells in a Panamanian cathedral shed light on human impact on ecosystems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
About 120 clusters of 19th-century orchid bee nests were found during restoration work on the altarpiece of Basilica Cathedral in... more
For cheaper solar cells, thinner really is better  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Researchers have outlined a pathway to slashing costs further, this time by slimming down the silicon cells themselves. more
Experts identify cities most at risk from global spread of Coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Experts in population mapping at the University of Southampton have identified cities and provinces within mainland China, and cities and countries worldwide, which are at high-risk... more
New study of genes in Asian populations may help better understand, treat genetic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
An ambitious new study of genes in Asian populations is filling in big gaps in our understanding of human genetics,... more
Crab-shell and seaweed compounds spin into yarns for sustainable and functional materials  nanowerk · 2 hours
Biobased fibres are made from two renewable marine resources and with promise in advanced applications, in wovens and medical materials, among others. The threads... more
Second of its kind 'sharpshooter' leafhopper from Brazil 'strikes' with its colouration  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
When, in 2014, Brazilian researchers stumbled across a never-before-seen red-eyed leafhopper feeding inside the rosettes of bromeliads, growing in the restingas of southeastern Brazil,... more
Tiny salamander's huge genome may harbor the secrets of regeneration  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
If scientists can find the genetic basis for the axolotl's ability to regenerate, they might be able to find ways to restore damaged tissue in humans. But they... more
The Latest: France reports 4th case of new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
France has confirmed a fourth case of a new virus spreading in China, an elderly Chinese tourist who is in intensive care in a Paris hospital more
Sound and movement are processed simultaneously in the brain, mice study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
New insight on how information relating to sound and movement is processed in the brain has been published today in the open-access journal eLife. more
Non-invasive electrostimulation of the vagus nerve improves memory in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Researchers at UPF are testing a new non-invasive method of stimulating the vagus nerve in mice that improves their memory. more
Study advances understanding of relation between intergroup contact and social change  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
For more than 50 years, social scientists and practitioners have suggested that having members of different groups interact with each other can be an effective tool... more
Hungry for hutia? Our taste for Bahamas' 'most peaceable rodent' shaped its diversity  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The Bahamian hutia, a large Caribbean rodent with a blissed-out disposition, presents a curious case study in how human food preferences can... more
Upper-plate earthquakes caused uplift along New Zealand's Northern Hikurangi Margin  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Earthquakes along a complex series of faults in the upper plate of New Zealand's northern Hikurangi Subduction Margin were responsible for coastal uplift in the region, according to... more
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