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Psychedelics linked to decreased likelihood of criminal behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Classic psychedelics such as psilocybin (often called magic mushrooms), LSD and mescaline (found in peyote) are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behavior, according to new research from investigators at... 3 hours
Two studies set groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning
NEWS MEDICAL Two recent studies led by biologists at the University of California San Diego have set the research groundwork for new avenues to... 3 hours
Northwestern scientists discover 'wasabi receptor' for pain in flatworms
NEWS MEDICAL A Northwestern University research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient "pain" receptor in simple animals. The findings could lead to new strategies for analgesic... 4 hours
Study: Many women do not follow guidelines to prevent pregnancy after bariatric surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, University of Pittsburgh researchers examining... 6 hours
webcam on mars express surveys high altitude clouds Webcam on Mars Express Surveys High-Altitude Clouds
ASTRO WATCH An unprecedented catalog of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as... 9 hours
earth s new traveling buddy is definitely an asteroid not space junk Earth's new traveling buddy is definitely an asteroid, not space junk
PHYS.ORG VIDEO At the 49th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting in Provo, Utah, astronomers led by Vishnu Reddy at the University of Arizona confirm true nature of one... 10 hours
In search of the ninth planet
PHYS.ORG A University of Michigan doctoral student has logged two pieces of evidence that may support the existence of a planet that could be part of our solar system, beyond Neptune. 10 hours
New examination of occupational licensing contradicts decades of research
PHYS.ORG From doctors to engineers to carpet layers to massage therapists, more than one in three Americans is required to hold a license to work in their occupation. Broad consensus among researchers... 10 hours
Study could pave way for more effective cancer therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Many tumors possess mechanisms to avoid destruction by the immune system. For instance, they misuse the natural "brakes" in the immune defense mechanism, which normally prevent an excessive immune response.... 10 hours
Amazonian hunters deplete wildlife but don't empty forests
PHYS.ORG Conservationists can be "cautiously optimistic" about the prospect of sustainable subsistence hunting by Amazonian communities - according to new research from the University of East Anglia. 11 hours
Wearables to boost security of voice-based log-in
PHYS.ORG A security-token necklace, ear buds or eyeglasses developed at the University of Michigan could eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication—the practice of logging in to a device or service with your voice alone. 13 hours
Scientists create most powerful micro-scale bio-solar cell yet
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of its kind. 13 hours
North American first: Researchers publish scientific study on cannabis production
PHYS.ORG University of Guelph researchers have published what is believed to be the first scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis plant production, helping move the industry... 13 hours
Active sieving could improve dialysis and water purification filters
PHYS.ORG Physicists from École Normale Supérieure and Paris Science and Letters University in France have proven theoretically that active sieving, as opposed to its passive counterpart, can improve the separation abilities... 15 hours
Discovery of new water droplet behavior could create more energy-efficient spray drying of products
PHYS.ORG Even in ancient Greece, philosopher Aristotle tried to sum up all the ways that water can behave. Now, about 2,400... 15 hours
Report identifies factors associated with harassment, abuse in academic fieldwork
SCIENCE DAILY College students considering careers in fields like archaeology or geology that require extensive work at remote field sites might want to find out how potential supervisors and advisers... 15 hours
Researchers developed single cell level sorting technology using sound waves
PHYS.ORG Sound wave enables the sensation of hearing, and is an important way of communicating in the animal world. In physics, sound is considered as a mechanical vibration that... 16 hours
Attending a middle vs K-8 school matters for student outcomes
SCIENCE DAILY Students who attend a middle school compared to a K-8 school are likely to have a lower perception of their reading skills, finds a new study. 16 hours
Study finds more patients with ulcerative colitis but less number of surgeries
NEWS MEDICAL Today, a higher number of patients with ulcerative colitis are able to keep their bowel and steer clear of surgery, as shown in a... 16 hours
Need for speed makes genome editing efficient, if not better
PHYS.ORG Rice University researchers have developed a computational model to quantify the mechanism by which CRISPR-Cas9 proteins find their genome-editing targets. 16 hours
Stiff fibres spun from slime
PHYS.ORG Nature is an excellent teacher – even for material scientists. Researchers, including scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, have now observed a remarkable mechanism by which polymer materials are formed. In order to capture... 16 hours
Timing is crucial for corticosteroids to aid healing of tendons
NEWS MEDICAL A corticosteroid can improve the healing of damaged tendons, but it must be given at the right time, according to a new study from Linköping University in Sweden.... 16 hours
Waiting periods reduce deaths from guns, study suggests
PHYS.ORG (—A trio of researchers with Harvard Business School has found evidence that they claim shows gun deaths decline when states enact waiting period laws. In their paper published in Proceedings of the... 17 hours
Revealing quantum statistics with a pair of distant atoms
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers has proposed a new way to make atoms or ions indistinguishable by swapping their positions. These particles are then expected to exhibit exotic properties. The... 17 hours
A new type of robotic microscope
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Oldenburg University can now use a "digitizing robotic microscope" for biological and medical research. Oldenburg University is one of the few German universities where this new type of microscope, which costs approximately 200,000 euros,... 17 hours
Contemporary forms of work need to be incorporated into official statistics
PHYS.ORG Policy makers would benefit from official statistics that encompass new forms of work including data on individuals who receive a salary and a self-employed income at... 17 hours
Chemists develop optical imaging tool to target cancer cells
PHYS.ORG Dr. Ning Fang of the Chemistry Department at Georgia State University has developed a new optical imaging technique, Single Particle Orientation and Rotational Tracking (SPORT), to image rotational motions in... 17 hours
Wolves found to be more cooperative with their own kind than dogs with theirs
PHYS.ORG (—A team of researchers from the Wolf Science Center and the Comparative Cognition, Messerli Research Institute, both part of the... 17 hours
3-D mapping of rooms using radar
PHYS.ORG Engineers from University Alliance Ruhr have developed novel signal processing methods for imaging and material characterisation with the aid of radar. Their long-term objective is to use these techniques in combination with radar-based localisation of objects.... 17 hours
UAB researchers report major advance in efforts to repair damaged heart after heart attack
NEWS MEDICAL University of Alabama at Birmingham biomedical engineers report a significant advance in efforts to repair a damaged heart after a... 17 hours
Microbes leave 'fingerprints' on Martian rocks
PHYS.ORG Scientists around Tetyana Milojevic from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna are in search of unique biosignatures, which are left on synthetic extraterrestrial minerals by microbial activity. The biochemist and astrobiologist investigates these... 17 hours
How far do invasive species travel?
PHYS.ORG Around the globe, an increasing number of plant and animal species are introduced into new regions through human activity. However, the global patterns of their distribution are only poorly understood to date. Researchers at the Senckenberg... 17 hours
Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do
PHYS.ORG Young people are almost twice as likely to need social welfare payments if their parents have a history of receiving such assistance themselves, according to new... 18 hours
Team uncovers link between forest fire smoke, pollution events
PHYS.ORG Smoke from forest fires might contribute to more than half of certain gritty air pollution events in the continental U.S. during the summer, and as much as 20 percent of... 18 hours
Research team determines that constructing offshore wind turbines in port is the most cost effective method
PHYS.ORG Working closely with industry partners, University of Delaware researchers have developed a new method for constructing... 19 hours
Keratin, proteins from 54 million-year-old sea turtle show survival trait evolution
PHYS.ORG Researchers from North Carolina State University, Lund University in Sweden and the University of Hyogo in Japan have retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins from... 20 hours
Dietary combination transforms lethal breast cancers into highly treatable form
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found a dietary combination that transforms the most lethal of all breast cancers into a highly treatable breast cancer. 1 day
Medical students may be more confident than knowledgeable on nutritional recommendations
NEWS MEDICAL Ohio University researchers found medical students may be more confident than knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition. Of the 257 medical students studied, more than 55... 1 day
Why ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Keeps Getting Banned
HISTORY Biloxi, Mississippi, will remove the book from school curriculums. 1 day
Father's diet before sex could contribute to changes in the offspring’s health, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, conducted by the University of Cincinnati (UC) biology professors Michal Polak and Joshua Benoit, suggests that a... 1 day
Attending a middle vs. a K-8 school matters for student outcomes
PHYS.ORG Students who attend a middle school compared to a K-8 school are likely to have a lower perception of their reading skills, finds a new study... 1 day
Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming
PHYS.ORG A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to... 1 day
Some faiths more likely to turn to religion for answers to science
PHYS.ORG When it comes to seeking answers to questions about science, evangelical and black Protestants and Mormons are more likely than the general population to... 1 day
BU professor receives $693,695 award to understand risk factors linked to gun injuries
NEWS MEDICAL Bindu Kalesan, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, is the recipient of a three-year, $693,695 award from the... 1 day
BU researcher wins NIH award for research on molecular mechanism of senile cardiac amyloidosis
NEWS MEDICAL Lawreen H. Connors, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine, is... 1 day
Vibrating nanoparticles interact: Placing nanodisks in groups can change their vibrational frequencies
PHYS.ORG Like a tuning fork struck with a mallet, tiny gold nanodisks can be made to vibrate at resonant frequencies when struck by light. In... 1 day
During crisis, exposure to conflicting information and stress linked, studies find
PHYS.ORG Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and those who rely on text messages or social... 1 day
Researchers Uncover New Antibiotic Resistance Genes
SCI-NEWS.COM Chalmers University of Technology Professor Erik Kristiansson and co-authors have identified over 70 new metallo-β-lactamase genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. “Metallo-β-lactamases... 1 day
Studies Skewed By Focus On Well-Off, Educated Brains
NPR What does a "normal" brain look like? Something a lot different when researchers make sure that study participants reflect the race, education and income levels of the U.S. at large. 1 day
Women in science ask fewer questions than men, according to new research
PHYS.ORG Stereotypes suggest that women love to talk, with some studies even finding that women say three times as much as men. But, new research... 1 day
Powering up fat cells could help acute myeloid leukemia patients
NEWS MEDICAL Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, according to a new study from McMaster University. 1 day
Majority overestimates US gay population, could influence gay rights policies
PHYS.ORG The public tends to overestimate the American gay and lesbian population, and those who do so are less likely to support equal rights measures, according to a new... 2 days
Gold origin confirmed with first ever gravitational wave sighting
PHYS.ORG Gold's origin in the Universe has finally been confirmed, after a gravitational wave source was seen and heard for the first time ever by an international collaboration of researchers, with... 2 days
Nanoantenna arrays power a new generation of fluorescence-based sensors
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Bedfordshire, in collaboration with multinational company ABB, have designed and tested a series of plasmonic nanoantenna arrays that could lead to the development... 2 days
3Q: Scott Hughes on cosmic distances and the future of gravitational wave astronomy
MIT Professor of physics describes our understanding of the expansion of the universe through “standard sirens.” 2 days
Bite on this: Researcher finds alligators eat sharks
PHYS.ORG Jaws, beware! Alligators may be coming for you, according to a Kansas State University researcher. 2 days
Report identifies factors associated with harassment, abuse in academic fieldwork
PHYS.ORG College students considering careers in fields like archaeology or geology that require extensive work at remote field sites might want to find out how potential supervisors and advisers... 2 days
Endogenous infection marker can help guide antibiotic use
NEWS MEDICAL The endogenous infection marker procalcitonin can help to guide the use of antibiotics when treating infections. The course of antibiotic therapy is shortened, and its side effects and mortality rate also decrease,... 2 days
Gamma-ray burst detection just what OSU researchers exclusively predicted
PHYS.ORG More than a month before a game-changing detection of a short gamma-ray burst - a finding announced today - scientists at Oregon State University predicted such a discovery would occur. 2 days
Major advance in nanopore detection of peptides and proteins
PHYS.ORG Nanopore technology, which is used to sequence DNA, is cheap, hand-held and works in the jungle and in space. The use of this technology to identify peptides or proteins is... 2 days
Astronomers identify new asynchronous short period polar
PHYS.ORG (—An international team of astronomers led by Gagik H. Tovmassian of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has uncovered new details into the nature of a cataclysmic variable known as IGR J19552+0044. New... 2 days
Sleep duration may affect the integrity of sperm DNA
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. In the study of 2020 semen samples provided by 796 male volunteers from... 2 days
Researchers to investigate cellular changes leading to development of glioblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most common of malign brain tumors in adults, and it currently has no cure. Now a research team led by Dr Claudia Barros, from the... 2 days
Fungicides and antidepressants in rivers alter the swimming and feeding behaviour of aquatic animals
PHYS.ORG Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemical products in rivers including fungicides to antidepressants can change the swimming and feeding behaviours... 2 days
Researchers advance characterization, purification of nanotube wires and films
PHYS.ORG To make continuous, strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, it's best to start with long nanotubes, according to scientists at Rice University. 2 days
Shedding light on dark markets
PHYS.ORG Trading of shares and other financial instruments on decentralised or "dark" markets has no effect on the transparency of price information or the way in which those prices are determined, according to new research by the University of... 2 days
An intelligent digital assistant will lead to smarter programming
PHYS.ORG IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri are two examples of computing systems that help us analyse information and find answers. Scientists at Linnaeus University have developed a system that similarly helps... 2 days
Scientists Identify New Molecular Pathway that Controls Aging
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has discovered a conserved molecular pathway that... 2 days
Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complicated genetic history of Asia
PHYS.ORG The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity... 2 days
A range of substances with antitumor properties synthesized
PHYS.ORG Scientists from RUDN University have synthesized a number of new cytotoxic substances that can damage cells. The results of the study could be used in cancer therapy. The compounds were obtained by... 2 days
Researchers turn a critical eye on safety, anxiety, and how they're shaping society
PHYS.ORG Jean and John Comaroff, professors in the Departments of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, divide their teaching and research... 2 days
Ireland closes schools as rare hurricane approaches
PHYS.ORG Ireland has ordered all schools to close Monday as the country braces for an "unprecedented storm" with the arrival of Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean. 2 days
When lemons give you life: Herpetofauna adaptation to citrus orchards in Belize
PHYS.ORG Natural habitat areas exhibit similar abundances and diversity of herpetofauna as citrus orchards and reclaimed orchard forests in Stann Creek, Belize, reports a comparative... 2 days
Daily five-minute conversation improves hospitalized patients’ satisfaction with care
NEWS MEDICAL As hospitals seek to improve inpatient satisfaction, one effective way takes only a few minutes and no expensive equipment. A study at the University of Virginia School of Medicine recently found that... 2 days
Scientists validate biomarker indicative of brain cancer patient's prognosis and drug response
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sema4, and collaborating institutions including Colorado State University and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center reported... 2 days
New antibiotic resistance genes found
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and the... 2 days
Researchers identify several previously unknown antibiotic resistance genes
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. 2 days
Doctor's research could buy time for snake bite victims
ABC NEWS A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites 2 days
astronomers find potential solution into how planets form Astronomers Find Potential Solution into How Planets Form
ASTRO WATCH A new study by an international team of scientists, led by Stefan Kraus from the University of Exeter, has given... 4 days
Research aims to raise awareness of higher rate of testicular cancer in patients with DS
NEWS MEDICAL Research by Jue Wang, MD, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital... 4 days
Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Health System have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and... 4 days
MRI brain scans can reveal MS risk in children before clinical symptoms appear
NEWS MEDICAL By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come... 4 days
intense storms batter saturn s largest moon Intense Storms Batter Saturn’s Largest Moon
ASTRO WATCH Titan, the largest of Saturn’s more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, according to research by a team of UCLA planetary scientists and... 4 days
German researchers resign from Elsevier journals in push for nationwide open access
Science Magazine German libraries and universities want all German-authored papers to be freely available worldwide 4 days
Australia and America: A Partnership for the Space Age
SPACE.COM Today, Australians and Americans have an opportunity to go beyond symbolic (albeit powerful) gestures; together, we can enlighten the minds and expand the horizons of teachers and students from Adelaide... 4 days
New model predicts how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes, genetic mutations
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond... 4 days
MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia announced it is expanding efforts to educate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists on treatment options that reduce or eliminate the need for opioids during and after... 4 days
World Bank: 1.1 bn people 'invisible', lacking official identity
PHYS.ORG Over 1.1 billion people mainly in Asia and Africa lack official proof of identity that would get them access to public health care, education and finance, according to the World... 5 days
Deterring drones from ballparks and botanical gardens
PHYS.ORG To study how an outdoor public space might shoo away unwanted drone aircraft, researchers from Duke University are teaming up with the Durham Bulls and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens to develop a set... 5 days
baby mind born at cern now ready to move to japan Baby MIND born at CERN now ready to move to Japan
CERN Stefania Pandolfi Baby MIND under test on the T9 beamline at the Proton Synchrotron... 5 days
On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic waves
PHYS.ORG Combining computer observations and simulations, a new model shows that the presence of neutrals in the gas facilitates the magnetic fields to penetrate through the surface of the Sun producing... 5 days
Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study has also... 5 days
baby mind born at cern now moving to japan Baby MIND born at CERN now moving to Japan
CERN Stefania Pandolfi Baby MIND under test on the T9 beamline at the Proton Synchrotron experimental hall in the... 5 days
3-D atomic structure of TRPML1 ion channel published
PHYS.ORG UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers today published a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans. The work marks the... 5 days
Researchers develop 4-in-1 smart utilities plant custom-made for tropical climate
PHYS.ORG A research breakthrough achieved by a team led by Associate Professor Ernest Chua from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering... 5 days
Sounding out women for a career in the audio industry
PHYS.ORG Women will take a major step forward in the electronic music industry thanks to pioneering projects underway at Lancaster University. 5 days
Researchers create digital objects from incomplete 3-D data
PHYS.ORG Using special cameras, it is now possible to capture real objects digitally. Nonetheless, they run into trouble if for example some parts are hidden by others. Computer scientists from the Max Planck... 5 days
Study helps understand basic mechanisms of mitochondrial DNA maintenance
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have discovered a novel mechanism safeguarding mitochondrial DNA. The study, published in PNAS earlier this week, was carried out in close collaboration with... 5 days
Astronomers Spot Planet-Eating Star 326 Light-Years Away
SCI-NEWS.COM A research team led by Princeton University astrophysicists has discovered a co-moving pair of bright Sun-like stars, HD 240430 and HD 240429,... 5 days
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Earth's new traveling buddy is definitely an asteroid, not space junk
Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy
Taming the hairy ball: Scientists use mixed reality to explore complex biological networks
3-D packaging of DNA regulates cell identity
Study reveals new threat to the ozone layer
Watching plant photosynthesis... from space
Study shows how rough microparticles can cause big problems
Innovation could provide inexpensive, clean way for US to enter $4 billion market to recover rare earth elements
This soft robotic gripper can screw in your light bulbs for you
Richard Thaler wins Nobel for work in behavioral economics
Prototype shows how tiny photodetectors can double their efficiency
Smart bandage could promote better, faster healing
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