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Making polyurethane degradable gives its components a second life  PHYS.ORG · 7 minutes
Polyurethane waste is piling up in landfills, but scientists have a possible solution: They have developed a method to make polyurethane degradable. Once the original product's useful life is over,... more
Flame retardants—from plants  PHYS.ORG · 7 minutes
Flame retardants are present in thousands of everyday items, from clothing to furniture to electronics. Although these substances can help prevent fire-related injuries and deaths, they could have harmful effects on human health and the environment. Of particular concern are... more
Producing protein batteries for safer, environmentally friendly power storage  PHYS.ORG · 7 minutes
Proteins are good for building muscle, but their building blocks also might be helpful for building sustainable organic batteries that could someday be a viable substitute for conventional lithium-ion batteries,... more
New way to bump off ticks: Dry up their saliva  PHYS.ORG · 7 minutes
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New technique gives polyurethane waste a second life  PHYS.ORG · 7 minutes
Polyurethane is used in a wide range of materials, including paints, foam mattresses, seat cushions and insulation. These diverse applications generate large amounts of waste. A team at the University of Illinois... more
Monster tumbleweed: Invasive new species is here to stay  PHYS.ORG · 44 minutes
A new species of gigantic tumbleweed once predicted to go extinct is not only here to stay—it's likely to expand its territory. more
Genetic link between children’s language and poor mental health identified  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The University of York-led study examined genetic variants in six genes that are thought to contribute to language development in children. more
New bioprinting method takes just a few seconds to sculpt complex tissue shapes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Tissue engineers create artificial organs and tissues that can be used to develop and test new drugs, repair damaged tissue and even... more
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Dogs are Good for Your Heart Health: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 hours
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A lack of background knowledge can hinder reading comprehension  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
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CITES votes to ban trade in endangered otters  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Over 100 countries voted Sunday to ban the trade in the smooth-coated otter and placed it on the CITES most endangered list. more
Thick smoke chokes Brazil's north as Amazon fires rage  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
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New fast-acting skin patch efficiently delivers medication to attack melanoma cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
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New reliable tool for evaluating the quality of hospital care for acute stroke  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The newly developed "STROKE Perception Report" is a valid and reliable tool for evaluating the quality of hospital care for acute stroke,... more
Researchers explain how diabetes increases cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
For years, scientists have been trying to solve a medical mystery: Why do people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing some forms of cancer? Today, researchers report... more
Strong memories formed by "teams" of neurons firing in synchrony  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Almost everyone knows how it feels to remember things for decades on end – and also how it feels to forget where you left your car keys. The... more
Urban living leads to high cholesterol... in crows  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Animals that do well in urban areas tend to be the ones that learn to make use of resources such as the food humans throw away. But is our food actually good... more
Developing a blood test to spot subconcussive injuries as early as possible  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers at Orlando Health are making new progress in finding ways to detect a traumatic... more
Physicists' study demonstrates silicon's energy-harvesting power  nanowerk · 3 hours
Thermoelectric nanoblades could reshape how circuits are cooled, provide better way for converting waste heat. more
Hawaii or Spain? Telescope experts say it may not matter  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations... more
High above Greenland glaciers, NASA looks into melting ocean ice  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Skimming low over the gleaming white glaciers on Greenland's coast in a modified 1940s plane, three NASA scientists, led by an Elvis-impersonating oceanographer, waited to drop a probe... more
Banana industry on alert after disease arrives in Colombia  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
It might not be obvious at the supermarket, but the banana industry is fighting to protect the most popular variety of the fruit from a destructive fungus. more
Removing tumor's protective wall could help boost the effects of cancer treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Scientists may have found a way to pull down the protective wall that surrounds tumors, potentially re-exposing them to the killing power of the... more
Salk researchers develop new gene-editing tool to target broad range of mutations, cell types  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
The ability to edit genes in living organisms offers the opportunity to treat a plethora of inherited diseases. However, many... more
Vaccinating older adults against shingles is likely cost-effective in Canada  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Vaccinating older adults against shingles in Canada is likely cost-effective, according to a study in CMAJ, and the Shingrix vaccine appears to provide better protection than the Zostavax... more
Adolescents are using a highly potent form of marijuana, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Nearly one in four Arizona teens have used a highly potent form of marijuana known as marijuana concentrate, according to a new study by Arizona State... more
In the face of death, the party of a lifetime  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
When Robert Fuller found out he had throat cancer, he decided to finish out his life and then end it with fatal drugs more
Researchers target cancer's protective barrier  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Cancer cells are notorious for their camouflage work, which enables them to escape immune targeting. Now scientists are learning how to strip away the disguise and allow the immune system to do its work, by targeting cells called... more
Medical News Today: Designing a blood test that can predict lifespan  MNT · 9 hours
A recent paper outlines researchers' efforts to design a blood test that can more accurately predict how long an individual has to live. more
Medical News Today: Being easily fatigued may signal future heart problems  MNT · 9 hours
New research suggests that tiring after light physical tasks or exercise could be a signal for cardiovascular disease when people get older. more
Air Force seeks new candidates to manage the Space Enterprise Consortium  SPACE NEWS · 9 hours
The consortium manages the development of pre-production prototypes of space systems, including satellites, payloads... more
Hidden Zika outbreak in Cuba uncovered by genomic sequencing and travel data  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Researchers from the Scripps have stumbled upon evidence of a hidden outbreak of Zika virus infection in Cuba, around 300 miles from the coast... more
Attorneys: Charges expected in Florida nursing home deaths  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
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How diabetes can increase cancer risk: DNA damaged by high blood sugar  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
For years, scientists have been trying to solve a medical mystery: Why do people with diabetes have an increased risk of developing some forms... more
Scientists identify how nature builds with chitin  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
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Needle stick injuries are common and can transmit many blood-borne pathogens  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
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Researchers discover pivotal role for bacterial sex in evolution of mammalian microbiome  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
In a pioneer study now published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science - USA, the research team led by Isabel Gordo, from... more
Researchers discover new way to stop inflammation in the lungs due to sepsis, injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
University of Calgary researchers at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) led by Drs. Donna Senger, PhD, Paul Kubes, PhD,... more
Sophisticated chip mimics the effects of osteoarthritis to develop effective drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
A sophisticated chip the size of a coin in which cartilage can be cultivated and which can later be subjected to mechanical stress such that it... more
New method to track pollution from cooking  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Cooking organic aerosol is one of the most important primary sources of pollution in urban environments. more
Spaceflight Consistently Affects the Gut  ASTRO WATCH · 15 hours
A new Northwestern University study discovered that spaceflight -- both aboard a space shuttle or the International Space Station (ISS) -- has a consistent effect on... more
Simulated training for timely NICU evacuations  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
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Fruit fly develops a long-lasting body-size memory, shows research  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
In order to orient themselves and survive in their environment, animals must develop a concept of their own body size. more
Elite athletes have high rates of oral disease despite frequent brushing  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Elite athletes have high rates of oral disease despite brushing their teeth more frequently than most people, finds a new UCL study. more
Enabling Longer Space Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 16 hours
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing has reignited interest in space travel. However, almost any mission beyond the moon, whether manned or unmanned, will require... more
50% of Irish people seek online health advice, research finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
50% of Irish people seek health information or advice online, according to new research carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes on behalf of RCSI. The research comes as... more
Study looks into causes of mortality in Zambia  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Despite the fact that people in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than they did two decades ago, their average life expectancy remains below that of the rest of the world population. more
Caltech researchers determine how memories form and fade  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Why is it that you can remember the name of your childhood best friend that you haven't seen in years yet easily forget the name of a person you just met a moment ago?... more
Astrocytes help the brain to establish long-lasting memories  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Star-shaped cells called astrocytes help the brain establish long-lasting memories, Salk researchers have discovered. more
CITES votes to protect endangered mako sharks  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A proposal to strengthen protection for mako sharks, hunted for their meat and fins, was adopted Sunday by 102 countries at the CITES global wildlife trade summit. more
Docking aborted for Russia's first humanoid robot in space  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit failed to dock at the International Space Station on Saturday, in a new setback for Moscow. more
'Red lights' as over-tourism threatens Corsican nature reserve  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
"It's nature's magical design," says a tourist guide, waxing poetic as he comments on the impressive red cliffs plunging into a turquoise sea at the Scandola nature reserve on France's Corsica island. more
Brazil's army fights Amazon fires after hundreds more flare up  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Brazil on Sunday deployed two C-130 Hercules aircraft to douse fires devouring parts of the Amazon rainforest, as hundreds of new blazes were ignited ahead of nationwide protests... more
Ivory Coast's 'Floating Island' points to greener tourism  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The seaside resort offers visitors a cool drink or tasty meal, a dip in a pool, a karaoke session or an overnight stay, all with a view. more
Global appetite for beef, soy fuels Amazon fires  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Two of the industries involved in the infernos consuming the Amazon rainforest and drawing the attention of global powers gathered at the G7 meeting in France are familiar to diners worldwide: soy... more
NASA investigating first crime committed in space: report  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday. more
Astronomer: 'Magic' nights make Hawaii best telescope site  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations possible to see what's... more
Chocolate muddles cannabis potency testing  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
In 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. Since then, several other states have joined them, and cannabis-infused edibles, including gummy bears, cookies and chocolates, have flooded the market. But these sweet treats... more
Skin patch could painlessly deliver vaccines, cancer medications in one minute  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer that has been increasing in the U.S. for the past 30 years. Nearly 100,000 new cases of melanoma... more
New type of vaccine targets deadly tuberculosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Australian medical researchers from the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney have successfully developed and tested a new type of vaccine targeting tuberculosis (TB), the world's top infectious disease killer. more
Frying oil consumption exaggerates colonic inflammation and colon tumor growth in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Foods fried in vegetable oil are popular worldwide, but research about the health effects of this cooking technique has been largely inconclusive and focused... more
Q&A: Deadly opioid crisis sparks lawsuits across the US  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
An opioid crisis has killed more than 400,000 people in the U.S. since 2000, ravaging communities and sparking complex litigation. more
Stardust in the Antarctic Snow  ASTRO WATCH · 20 hours
The quantity of cosmic dust that trickles down to Earth each year ranges between several thousand and ten thousand tons. Most of the tiny particles come... more
Deducing the scale of tsunamis from the 'roundness' of deposited gravel  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Scientists have found a link between the 'roundness' distribution of tsunami deposits and how far tsunamis reach inland. They sampled the 'roundness' of gravel from different... more
Why Is Mold Fuzzy?  LIVE SCIENCE · 22 hours
Why is mold fuzzy, and is this fuzz dangerous to eat? more
Black Hole Holograms  ASTRO WATCH · 22 hours
A research team from Osaka University, Nihon University and Chuo University has proposed a novel theoretical framework whose experiment could be performed in a laboratory to better understand the physics... more
Medical News Today: Controversial study links pollution with bipolar, depression  MNT · 1 day
New research has found a link between living in a polluted area and the incidence of some mental health conditions — but not everyone is convinced. more
Medical News Today: Omega-3 fatty acid medications can boost cardiovascular health  MNT · 1 day
A new review-based advisory has compared the benefits of two prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications for cardiovascular health. more
SpaceX loses Falcon Heavy customer Ovzon to Arianespace  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Satellite broadband company Ovzon said Aug. 24 that a better offer from Arianespace for a 2021 launch aboard an Ariane... more
Microgravity Changes Brain Connectivity: What Happens to the Human Brain in Weightlessness  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
An international team of Russian and Belgian researchers has found out that space travel has a significant impact on the brain: they discovered that... more
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