World's fastest ant hits recording breaking speed of 855mm/s  PHYS.ORG · 11 minutes
According to Noël Coward, mad dogs and Englishmen are the only creatures that go out in the midday sun, but Harald Wolf from the University of Ulm, Germany, would add... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches last burst before demise of Tropical Depression 17E  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Mexico and found two small areas of very strong thunderstorms near two different coastlines. One area was in Potential Tropical... more
How partisan hate leads people to believe falsehoods  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Researchers now have a better idea of why people who rely on partisan news outlets are more likely to believe falsehoods about political opponents. more
Consumers trust influencers less when there is a variety of choices for a product  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Consumers have been relying on opinion leader recommendations to make choices about product quality and purchases for a long time.... more
Hot again: Another month, another global heat record reached  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Scientists say the globe sizzled to a record tying hot month in September, driven partly by a sweaty United States. more
Study helps pinpoint what makes species vulnerable to environmental change  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The fabled use of canaries in coal mines as an early warning of carbon monoxide stemmed from the birds' extreme sensitivity to toxic conditions compared to humans. more
Respiratory diseases linked with high blood pressure in lungs  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels in the lungs become narrowed or blocked, it becomes... more
New study shows huge dinosaurs evolved different cooling systems to combat heat stroke  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Different dinosaur groups independently evolved gigantic body sizes, but they all faced the same problems of overheating and damaging their brains. Researchers... more
First widespread chytrid fungus infections in frogs of Peruvian Amazon rain forests  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
University of Michigan biologists have documented, for the first time, the widespread presence of the notorious chytrid fungus in 80 species of frogs from... more
Scientists find early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
An international research team led by scientists from McMaster University has unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and earlier... more
Study unveils the intricate way two proteins interact to promote cell movement, metastasis  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
When cells in our bodies need to move—to attack an infection or heal a wound, for example—cellular proteins send and receive a... more
Study: Biodiversity improves crop production  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Ecologists and biologists compared data of about 1,500 agricultural fields around the world, including corn fields in the American plains, oilseed rape fields in southern Sweden, coffee plantations in India, mango plantations in South Africa and cereal crops... more
Researchers find climate change increases risk of mercury contamination  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
As global temperatures continue to rise, the thawing of permafrost in Arctic areas is being accelerated and mercury that has been trapped in the frozen ground is now being released... more
SpaceX seeking many more satellites for space-based internet grid  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
SpaceX wants spectrum access for nearly four times as many satellites as originally planned for its high-speed internet constellation, the company and a UN agency confirmed Wednesday. more
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their skin in a blink of an eye. They have photoreceptors in their... more
Two decades of rain, snowfall from NASA's precipitation missions  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) have collected rain and snowfall from space for nearly 20 years, and for the first time in 2019, scientists can access PMM's entire record as... more
Could young blood hold secrets to longer, healthier life?  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
In what sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie, researchers in 2005 stitched together old and young mice so they shared a circulatory system. Youthful blood seemingly rejuvenated... more
NASA's Terra satellite catches end of Atlantic Tropical Depression 15  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Tropical Depression Fifteen or TD15, developed off the west coast of Africa on Oct. 14 by 5 p.m. EDT. The depression never strengthened into a tropical storm before... more
First genome of spotted lanternfly built from a single insect  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, in cooperation with Pacific Biosciences and Penn State University, have published the first genome of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) in the journal... more
Study reveals how age affects perception of white LED light  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Although LEDs are increasingly used in low-energy lighting and displays, consumers sometimes find their light harsh or unpleasant. Findings from a new study point to the need to... more
Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The birthplaces of planets are disks made out of gas and dust. Astronomers study these so-called protoplanetary disks to understand the processes of planet formation. Beautiful images of disks made with the... more
Tiny particles lead to brighter clouds in the tropics  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
When clouds loft tropical air masses higher in the atmosphere, that air can carry up gases that form into tiny particles, starting a process that may end up brightening lower-level... more
Germany calls crisis meet over Shell North Sea platforms  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Germany said Wednesday it had called a special meeting of international partners this week to pressure Royal Dutch Shell to remove old rigs containing crude oil in the North Sea. more
Aҫaí berry extracts fight malaria in mice  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Despite humanity's best efforts to eradicate malaria, the disease struck more than 200 million people in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. Worse yet, the parasite that causes malaria is developing resistance to... more
Urban SUVs driving huge growth in CO2 emissions: IEA  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The undying popularity of sport-utility vehicles has made them the second-biggest contributor to the growth of global CO2 emissions in recent years, just behind the power sector, the head of... more
New paper-based technology allows reliable, low-cost sensing of iron levels in fortified foods  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Many low-income countries have turned to mass food fortification programs to address nutrient deficiencies in their populations. But many of these programs... more
Are we underestimating the benefits of investing in renewable energy?  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
As policymakers seek to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants through increases in renewable energy, improving energy efficiency or electrifying transportation, a key question arises: Which interventions provide... more
Rice blast fungus discovery will drive crop innovation  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A secret weapon used by the killer rice blast fungus to infect host plants has been discovered in new research. more
Bolivian forager-farmers with amazing heart health are split over what makes a good life  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about... more
Newly identified compounds could help give fire ants their sting  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Native to South America, imported fire ants have now spread to parts of North America and elsewhere around the world. These invasive pests have painful stings that, in... more
Galapagos study highlights importance of biodiversity in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
As the world's climate continues to change, biologically diverse communities may be most capable of adapting to environmental challenges. more
X marks the spot: recombination in structurally distinct chromosomes  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Two years ago, scientists from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research reported the 3-D structure of the synaptonemal complex in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. This large protein complex is... more
A rat's brain, on and off methamphetamine  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms they experience when they stop taking the drug. Now, researchers report in... more
Making reservations on the economic hype: Pro sports have little effect on tourism dollars  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Government and tourism officials love to tout the economic boon that professional sports bring to their cities. more
Family members' emotional attachment limits family firm growth  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
While non-active family members as major shareholders and non-family members on boards and in top management teams will push for profit and encourage growth through their entrepreneurial drive, there is less risk-taking... more
What gives a three-meter-long Amazonian fish some of the toughest scales on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Arapaima gigas is a big fish in a bigger river full of piranhas, but that doesn't mean it's an easy meal. The... more
Computational 'match game' identifies potential antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a software tool that can play a high-speed "Match Game" to identify bioactive molecules and the microbial genes that produce them so they can be evaluated as possible... more
Researchers develop a procedure and a cheap, fast and eco-friendly device capable of detecting bitter almonds  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Alicante University's Analytical Atomic Spectrometry research group led by Analytical Chemistry Professor Juan Mora Pastor, has... more
Challenge predicts how metals with complex shapes and manufacturing will fracture  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Since people started forging and working with metal, they've arguably been interested in how it breaks. But only since the 1950s have scientists and engineers had... more
Indonesia under 'blanket of smoke' amid wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Indonesia is under a "blanket of smoke" amid wildfires that threaten humans, wildlife and the global climate, researchers say. more
One deer's journey: An epic migration is revealed in new maps  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
In the spring of 2016, a determined mule deer did something that, as far as anyone knows, no other mule deer had done before: She traveled... more
Researchers probe features of star clusters surrounding supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
At the center of the galaxy, millions of stars whirl in orbits around a supermassive black hole. This circuit can take anywhere from a few hours for stars... more
Scientists closer to understanding nature of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
With the help of a multitude of original developments, scientists hope to research the processes of birth and propagation of very-high-energy gamma rays, and in the future, to find mysterious... more
Quantum dots technology to revolutionize healthcare and sensing technology  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Researchers of the Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit (OPEM) at the University of Oulu have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery... more
Researchers uncover novel virus type that may shed light on viral evolution  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Viruses are nonliving creatures consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself... more
New high-mass X-ray binary detected in the Large Magellanic Cloud  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, an international team of astronomers has discovered a new, very young high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The newly found... more
Cryptography without using secret keys  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Most security applications, for instance, access to buildings or digital signatures, use cryptographic keys that must at all costs be kept secret. That also is the weak link: Who will guarantee that the key doesn't get stolen or... more
Researchers develop machine learning tool to refine personalized immunotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which stimulate and... more
Scientists find early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed
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Study finds relationship between racial discipline disparities and academic achievement gaps in US