Research sheds light on genomic features that make plants good candidates for domestication  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
New research published this week identifies the genomic features that might have made domestication possible for corn and soybeans, two of the... more
'Catastrophic' breeding failure at one of world's largest emperor penguin colonies  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Emperor penguins at the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea have failed to raise chicks for the last three years, scientists have discovered. more
Microsoft surges toward trillion-dollar value as profits rise  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Microsoft said profits climbed in the past quarter on its cloud and business services as the US technology giant saw its market value close in on the trillion-dollar mark. more
Facebook profit slumps on set-aside for big US fine  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Facebook on Wednesday reported quarterly profit sank 51 percent from a year earlier due to setting aside $3 billion for an anticipated fine from US regulators. more
Freshwater fish species richness has increased in Ohio River Basin since '60s  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The taxonomic and trophic composition of freshwater fishes in the Ohio River Basin has changed significantly in recent decades, possibly due to environmental modifications... more
With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food—a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts, according to Rutgers-led... more
What the vibrant pigments of bird feathers can teach us about how evolution works  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A University of Arizona-led research team has shown that evolution is driven by species interaction within a community. more
Indian court lifts ban on Chinese social media app TikTok  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
An Indian court on Wednesday lifted its ban on Chinese social media video-sharing app TikTok on the condition that the platform popular with teenagers would not be used... more
Twitter adds way to report voter-tricking tweets  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Twitter on Wednesday began making it easier to report tweets aimed at interfering with people voting, starting first in Europe and India. more
A breakthrough in the study of laser/plasma interactions  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A new 3-D particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation tool developed by researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CEA Saclay is enabling cutting-edge simulations of laser/plasma coupling mechanisms that were previously out of reach... more
Eclogitic diamonds formed from oceanic crust, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Eclogitic diamonds formed in Earth's mantle originate from oceanic crust, rather than marine sediments as commonly thought, according to a new study from University of Alberta geologists. more
Scientists discover coal-derived 'dots' are effective antioxidant  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries, strokes or heart attacks. more
Meet Callichimaera perplexa, the platypus of crabs  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
The crab family just got a bunch of new cousins—including a 95-million-year-old chimera species that will force scientists to rethink the definition of a crab. more
Minerals in mountain rivers tell the story of landslide activity upstream  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Researchers from the University of Helsinki and the University of Tübingen have come up with a new way of analysing sand in mountain rivers to determine... more
Tomato, tomat-oh!—understanding evolution to reduce pesticide use  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Although pesticides are a standard part of crop production, Michigan State University researchers believe pesticide use could be reduced by taking cues from wild plants. more
Human settlements in Amazonia much older than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Humans settled in southwestern Amazonia and even experimented with agriculture much earlier than previously thought, according to an international team of researchers. more
Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Ancient fire remains provide evidence of Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns and indicate specific occupation episodes, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE on April 24, 2019... more
Veritable powerhouses—even without DNA  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Whether human beings or animals, plants or algae: the cells of most life forms contain special structures that are responsible for energy production. Referred to as mitochondria, they normally have their own genetic material, in addition to that found in... more
Immense Pacific coral reef survey shows green sea turtle populations increasing  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Densities of endangered green turtles are increasing in Pacific coral reefs, according to the first comprehensive in-water survey of turtle populations in the Pacific. The study,... more
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique Rutgers-led study found. more
Dark matter detector observes rarest event ever recorded  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
How do you observe a process that takes more than one trillion times longer than the age of the universe? The XENON Collaboration research team did it with an instrument built to... more
Treating addiction: Cryo-EM technology enables the 'impossible'  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Scientists used a compound found in a shrub native to Africa to reveal the three major shapes of the serotonin transporter, a protein in the brain linked to anxiety and depression. more
Crabs, lobsters and shrimp now have a family tree dating 500 million years  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Researchers have for the first time traced the roots of crabs, lobsters and shrimp to create the family tree of crustaceans people... more
NASA's Aqua Satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Lorna organizing  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Visible satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the recently formed Tropical Storm Lorna was getting organized in the Southeastern Indian Ocean. more
New robust device may scale up quantum tech, researchers say  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Researchers have been trying for many years to build a quantum computer that industry could scale up, but the building blocks of quantum computing, qubits, still aren't robust... more
How would you survive on Mars?  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute is working to ensure that the first long-term settlement on other planetary bodies are safe from hazards such as a meteoroid colliding with the moon or violent sandstorms on Mars. more
Salish seafloor mapping identifies earthquake and tsunami risks  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
The central Salish Sea of the Pacific Northwest is bounded by two active fault zones that could trigger rockfalls and slumps of sediment that might lead to tsunamis, according to a presentation... more
Researchers create the first maps of two melatonin receptors essential for sleep  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
An international team of researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create the first detailed maps... more
Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth's Deep Carbon  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Two years ago a team of scientists visited Costa Rica's subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes tower above the surface. They wanted to find... more
Study finds temperature can predict wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
One of the best predictors of western wildfires could be how hot it's been, according to a new geography study by the University of Cincinnati. more
Migrating bats use the setting sun  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Bats weighing no more than 6 grams, migrating over a thousand miles from the Baltic to Britain, could be the key to revealing how migrating mammals navigate. more
Researchers dramatically clean up ammonia production and cut costs  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Ammonia—a colorless gas essential for things like fertilizer—can be made by a new process which is far cleaner, easier and cheaper than the current leading method. UTokyo researchers use readily... more
New synthesis strategy speeds identification of simpler versions of a natural product  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
A new chemical synthesis strategy to harvest the rich information found in natural products—organic compounds isolated from natural sources—has led to the identification of... more
Reinforced concrete wall damage may be larger than expected in major Seattle quake  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Using ground motions generated for a range of simulated magnitude 9 earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, researchers are testing how well reinforced... more
Fluorescence probe shows the distribution of active lithium species on lithium metal anodes  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Batteries with metallic lithium anodes offer enhanced efficiency compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries because of their higher capacity. However, safety concerns and... more
Study reveals vast diversity of ocean microbes  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Advanced molecular techniques have revealed the diversity of a little-understood group of ocean microbes called protists, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports. The project analyzed samples collected by the global Tara Oceans... more
Perfume makers seek natural, sustainable scents  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
In 1921, perfumer Ernest Beaux discovered that adding synthetic aldehydes to natural rose and jasmine scents produced just the right fragrance combination for the iconic CHANEL No. 5 perfume. Today, perfume makers have more than 3,000... more
Changes in rainfall and temperatures have already impacted water quality  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Changes in temperature and precipitation have already impacted the amount of nitrogen introduced into U.S. waterways, according to new research from a team of three Carnegie ecologists published... more
Twitter users younger, better educated than general public: survey  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Twitter users in the United States are younger, better educated and more left-leaning than the general population, a survey showed Wednesday. more
Chemists invent new Lewis acidity test using fluorescence  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
York University chemists have invented a new fluorescence-based method for accurately determining the strength of a range of Lewis acids, which could one day be used to help purify pharmaceutical drugs, improve... more
Boeing's troubled jet will cost $1 billion to fix  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Boeing estimates that it will spend $1 billion to fix the 737 Max and has pulled its forecast of 2019 earnings because of uncertainty surrounding the jetliner, which remains grounded... more
AT&T shares slump as more TV customers leave  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Shares of AT&T slid Wednesday as the wireless and entertainment company reported that its TV customer losses continued in the first quarter. more
NASA examines Tropical Cyclone Kenneth in infrared light  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Kenneth and analyzed the storm in infrared light. more
Foxconn says it's looking for 'flexibility' with Wisconsin  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Foxconn Technology Group insists it remains committed to a $10 billion project in Wisconsin that employs up to 13,000 people, while saying it is also looking for "flexibility" in the deal struck... more
Corruption contagion: How legal and finance firms are at greater risk of corruption  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Companies with fewer levels of management such as legal, accountancy and investment banking firms could be up to five times more susceptible... more
Scientists are world's firsts to reproduce complete copy of 'anti-tumour antibiotic'  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex 'anti-tumour antibiotic' known to be highly effective against cancer cells... more
New perennial brome-grass from Iberian Peninsula named after Picos de Europa National Park  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Picos de Europa National Park has given its name to a new species of perennial bromegrass, discovered in Spain. Bromus picoeuropeanus belongs... more
Classroom crowdscience: UC students challenged to detect schizophrenia genes  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Teaching big data to future scientists means having them think creatively about ways to harness the terabytes of information available to them. To that end, systems biologist Trey Ideker used... more
NIST tool enables more comprehensive tests on high-risk software  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
We entrust our lives to software every time we step aboard a high-tech aircraft or modern car. A long-term research effort guided by two researchers at the National Institute of... more
Digital cathedrals: bringing Notre-Dame de Paris back to life  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The devastating fire at Notre-Dame de Paris sparked intense emotion around the world, demonstrating the cathedral's important place in history and culture as well as its enormous symbolic power. As... more
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What happens now we've found the site of the lost Australian freighter SS Iron Crown, sunk in WWII
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A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history
Digital cathedrals: bringing Notre-Dame de Paris back to life
Digital cathedrals: bringing Notre-Dame de Paris back to life
Understanding the periodic table through the lens of the volatile Group I metals
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Machine teaching: How people's expertise makes AI even more powerful
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