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Scientists explore outback as testbed for Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
This week, scientists from NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 mission joined their counterparts from the joint European-Russian ExoMars mission in an expedition to the Australian Outback, one of the most remote, arid regions on the... more
The causes and risks of the Amazon fires  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of... more
Western states oppose plan to charge for US reservoir water  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Attorneys general from a dozen western states want the Trump administration to halt a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that they say usurps states' authority... more
The West is trading water for cash. The water is running out  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
When it comes to global warming's one-two punch of inundation and drought, the presence of too much water has had the most impact on... more
This rat is foiling developers' plans to capitalize on a weaker Endangered Species Act  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Southern California developers have long sought relief from regulations protecting wildlife, and earlier this month the Trump administration obliged, formally... more
Bioprinting complex living tissue in just a few seconds  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Tissue engineers create artificial organs and tissues that can be used to develop and test new drugs, repair damaged tissue and even replace entire organs in the human body. However,... more
Laser-produced uranium plasma evolves into more complex species  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
When energy is added to uranium under pressure, it creates a shock wave, and even a tiny sample will be vaporized like a small explosion. By using smaller, controlled explosions, physicists can... more
Scientists use a new method to track pollution from cooking  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Cooking organic aerosol (COA) is one of the most important primary sources of pollution in urban environments. There is growing evidence that exposure to cooking oil fumes is... more
Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
How do cells generate and use energy? This question might seem simple, but the answer is far from simple. Furthermore, knowing how microbial cell factories consume energy and how proteins are allocated to do so is... more
Keeping monkeys as pets is extraordinarily cruel–a ban is long overdue  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Most people will have seen at least one headline over the last couple of years describing animal attacks on humans. This needn't include the elephant from... more
Save time using maths: Analytical tool designs corkscrew-shaped nano-antennae  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
The nanostructures from Katja Höflich's HZB team are shaped like corkscrews and made of silver. Mathematically, such a nano antenna can be regarded as an one-dimensional line that forms a... more
Researcher works to understand how gonorrhea develops resistance to antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Steadily and relentlessly, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea has slipped past medicine's defenses, acquiring resistance to once-reliable drugs, including penicillin, tetracycline, and ciprofloxacin. These former stalwarts are no... more
Study models new method to accelerate nanoparticles  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois and the Missouri University of Science and Technology modeled a method to manipulate nanoparticles as an alternative mode of propulsion for tiny spacecraft that... more
Artificial trees capture new bird species on candid camera  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
An experiment from The Australian National University (ANU) using artificial trees has attracted birds and other wildlife never before seen in a damaged Canberra landscape—catching them on camera at the... more
Closing the attainment gap: Children need a place to excel and thrive  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Recent statistics from The Education Policy Institute suggest it will take another 100 years to bridge the academic attainment gap between rich and poorer... more
Researchers observe spontaneous occurrence of skyrmions in atomically thin cobalt films  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Since their experimental discovery, magnetic skyrmions—tiny magnetic knots—have moved into the focus of research. Scientists from Hamburg and Kiel have now been able to show that... more
Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. In May, a United Nations... more
Why cursive handwriting needs to make a schoolcomeback  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Teaching connected-style handwriting, otherwise known as cursive handwriting, has fallen out of fashion on many school curricula. Older generations have sometimes been shocked that some younger people today can't sign their names... more
Habitable type planets found around nearby small mass star  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A team of researchers from several European countries and one from Chile has found evidence of three possibly habitable exoplanets circling the star GJ1061. In their paper uploaded to the... more
Image: Amazonian fires continue shrouding South America in smoke  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image using the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on August 21, 2019. Smoke from the fires raging in in the Amazon... more
The Amazon is on fire: Here are 5 things you need to know  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Record fires are raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, with more than 2,500 fires currently burning. They are collectively emitting huge amounts of... more
Birds balance sexiness and predator avoidance by changing color  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Most birds remain the same color year-round, replacing their feathers only once a year. more
250,000 Melbourne residents losing water due to logging  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Logging in Melbourne's largest water catchment has led to a loss of water equivalent to the amount used by 250,000 people each year, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. more
Starting out in smaller communities may be better for refugees in short term  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Syrian refugees are more satisfied with settlement services and their community when they spend their first year of settlement in a smaller... more
How to make influence from people in our networks a force for good  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
As the social and economic divides between groups grow ever wider, and social mobility declines, the bonds that tie people together, within... more
Evidence found of low slip earthquakes impeding progression of large destructive quakes  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has found evidence of slow slip earthquakes impeding the progression of large destructive quakes.... more
Scientists find longevity biomarkers  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
An international group of scientists studied the effects of 17 lifespan-extending interventions on gene activity in mice and discovered genetic biomarkers of longevity. The results of their study were published in the journal Cell Metabolism. more
Industry guidance touts untested tech as climate fix  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Draft guidelines for how industry fights climate change promote the widespread use of untested technologies that experts fear could undermine efforts to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, AFP can reveal. more
Caffeine does not influence stingless bees  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The western honey bee (Apis mellifera) that has a sting for use in defense is common in Western Europe. Stingless bees, on the other hand, are mainly at home in the tropics and subtropics. They are... more
Geoengineering: 'Plan B' for the planet  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debates towards centre stage. more
Creating textiles and cosmetics of the future with nanotechnology  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
By using nanocapsules, scientists and industrial partners are developing innovative garments and skin products that provide thermal comfort, and anti-aging and antimicrobial properties. more
To ban or not to ban genetically modified crops? That's not the question  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The South Australian government recently announced its intention to lift the long-standing statewide moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops, following a statutory... more
Child labor protections are lacking in many countries, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Despite international commitments made by nearly all of the 193 United Nations (UN) member states, dozens of countries lack important legal protections against children doing work that could... more
A new method for quantifying crystal semiconductor efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Japanese scientists have found a new way to detect the efficiency of crystal semiconductors. For the first time ever, the team used a specific kind of photoluminescence spectroscopy, a way to detect... more
Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, a team from MIT and Harvard University has deployed CRISPR for... more
Detraction-free light-matter interaction  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
An efficient light-matter interface might constitute the foundation of quantum communication. However, certain structures that are formed during the growth process interfere with the signal. more
Researchers analyze use of social media to influence politics during uprising  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
When the people of Puerto Rico took to the streets after a series of government corruption scandals this past July, a group of researchers took the... more
Q&A: Scientist models exoplanet's atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
In the search for life beyond our galaxy, many scientists have their eyes turned toward orbs like Earth: rocky planets. So after the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) detected a rocky planet slightly larger than Earth last fall,... more
After using tools, crows behave more optimistically, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
It's no secret crows are smart. They're notorious for frustrating attempts to keep them from tearing into garbage cans; more telling, however, is that they are one of the few... more
Manta rays form social bonds with each other  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Manta rays form social relationships and actively choose their social partners, a new study has revealed. Research published today by scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation, Macquarie University and the University of... more
Researchers produce first-ever videos of chemical synthesis at atomic resolution  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
For the first time, researchers have managed to view previously inaccessible details of certain chemical processes. They have shown there are significant discrete stages to these processes that... more
High diversity of harvestmen in Atlantic Rainforest and ancient geological events  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
In the southern Atlantic Rainforest remnants between Rio de Janeiro State in Southeast Brazil and Santa Catarina State in South Brazil, there are some 600 species... more
Mapping nucleation kinetics with nanometer resolution  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Nucleation is the formation of a new condensed phase from a fluid phase via self-assembly. This process is critical to many natural systems and technical applications including the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and advanced materials, the formation... more
30 years ago: Voyager 2's historic Neptune flyby  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our solar system's eighth planet. Marking the end of... more
Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here—its whole population wouldn't fill a football stadium—are... more
Complex quantum teleportation achieved for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Austrian and Chinese scientists have succeeded in teleporting three-dimensional quantum states for the first time. High-dimensional teleportation could play an important role in future quantum computers. more
Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink... more
Rolling Stones get name on little Martian rock that rolled  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick, Keith and the boys some serious satisfaction. more
Big brains or big guts: Choose one  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Big brains can help an animal mount quick, flexible behavioral responses to frequent or unexpected environmental changes. But some birds just don't need 'em. more
US government issues final Utah monument plan  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The U.S. government's final management plan for lands in and around a Utah national monument that President Donald Trump downsized doesn't include many new protections for the cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and arches found there,... more
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