Triclosan added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Grocery store aisles are stocked with products that promise to kill bacteria. People snap up those items to protect themselves from the germs that make them sick. However,... more
Pinterest files confidentially for stock listing: report  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Pinterest, the online "visual discovery" service which claims some 250 million users, has filed confidentially for a stock market listing, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. more
Going greener: Finland's new gas-fuelled icebreaker  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The steel behemoth pushes ahead, crunching the ice as it navigates the northernmost tip of the Baltic, considered one of the most polluted seas in the world. But unlike other icebreakers spewing diesel, this state-of-the-art ship... more
Baidu profit falls but revenue beats expectations  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Leading Chinese internet search provider Baidu has announced a 50 percent plunge in net profit for the fourth quarter but revenue beat expectations on growth in its core search business and a push into... more
Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. more
Under fire Huawei and foldable screens in focus at top mobile fair  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world's biggest mobile fair starting Monday... more
Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to Cuba  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had... more
Touchdown: Japan probe Hayabusa2 lands on distant asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A Japanese probe sent to collect samples from an asteroid 300 million kilometres away for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday, scientists said. more
Research creates DNA-like molecule to aid search for alien life  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be... more
Healthy menu options in handwritten typeface prompt positive response  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Food can conjure up all kinds of warm and fuzzy feelings—childhood nostalgia, memories of road trips, or just the simple comfort of a nourishing cup of soup. more
With nanopore sensing, physics researchers detect subtle changes in single particles  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Researchers in Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Physics have discovered that a technique known as nanopore sensing can be used to detect subtle changes in clusters,... more
Russian rocket launches Egyptian telecom satellite  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Russia successfully launched an Egyptian telecommunications satellite on Thursday, the Russian space agency Roskosmos announced. more
Giant tortoise thought extinct is found on Galapagos  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Conservationists in the Galapagos Islands have found a giant tortoise from a species thought to have become extinct more than a century ago. more
New paper provides design principles for disease-sensing nanomaterials  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Scientists have long sought to develop drug therapies that can more precisely diagnose, target and effectively treat life-threatening illness such as cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. One promising approach is the design... more
In small groups, people follow high-performing leaders  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
While the "wisdom of the crowd" shapes the behavior of large groups of people, less is known about small-group dynamics and how individuals interact to make decisions, particularly when it comes to the emergence... more
Researchers make coldest quantum gas of molecules  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
JILA researchers have made a long-lived, record-cold gas of molecules that follow the wave patterns of quantum mechanics instead of the strictly particle nature of ordinary classical physics. The creation of this gas boosts... more
NASA infrared image shows powerful center of Typhoon Wutip  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at the temperatures in Tropical Cyclone Wutip as it threatens Chuuk and Yap States in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Wutip has strengthened into a... more
How to keep stink bugs out this winter  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Every winter stink bugs infiltrate homes across the United States and two new studies published in the Journal of Economic Entomology by Virginia Tech researchers may shed some light on ways to... more
Japan probe Hayabusa2 set for asteroid landing  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A Japanese probe is expected to land on a distant asteroid Friday, aiming to blast a "bullet" into the surface to collect clues about the origins of Earth and the solar system. more
More flexible nanomaterials can make fuel cell cars cheaper  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A new method of increasing the reactivity of ultrathin nanosheets, just a few atoms thick, can someday make fuel cells for hydrogen cars cheaper, finds a new Johns Hopkins study. more
NASA takes an infrared analysis of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
An infrared look by NASA's Aqua satellite revealed where the strongest storms were located within the Southern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Oma. more
Electric car batteries inspire safer, cheaper way to make compounds used in medicines  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Recent advances in battery technology, from the engineering of their cases to the electrochemistry that takes place inside them, has enabled the... more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
UC Berkeley scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million... more
Ryanair, Wizzair fined in Italy over cabin bag policy  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Italy's antitrust authority on Thursday slapped fines on low cost airlines Ryanair and Wizzair over their cabin baggage policy. more
Too hot for comfort: the physiological dangers of extreme heat  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A new review of more than 140 studies explores the physiological dangers that climate change will likely have on animal life, including humans. The review is published in... more
New biochemical pathway that may develop more resilient crop varieties  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Researchers from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, have discovered a new biochemical pathway in plants which they have named CHLORAD. more
Physicists get thousands of semiconductor nuclei to do 'quantum dances' in unison  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A team of Cambridge researchers have found a way to control the sea of nuclei in semiconductor quantum dots so they can operate as... more
Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
In the global quest to develop practical computing and communications devices based on the principles of quantum physics, one potentially useful component has proved elusive: a source of individual particles of light with perfectly... more
How bird feather patterns form  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Feathers evolved in dinosaurs and are a key characteristic of birds today. They are arranged in a precise hexagonal pattern in a bird's skin, but it has been unclear how this happens. According to a new study published... more
SNoOPI: A flying ace for soil moisture and snow measurements  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Work has begun on a new CubeSat mission that will demonstrate for the first time a new, highly promising technique for measuring soil moisture from space—data important for... more
New strategy improves efficiency of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The efficiency of CRISPR genome editing tools targeted to the site of interest by Cas9 nucleases varies considerably and a new CMP-fusion strategy, called CRISPR-chrom, enhances the activity up to several-fold. CRISPR-chrom... more
Israeli spacecraft aims to make history by landing on Moon  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's Beresheet spacecraft, which aims to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing... more
Indonesians clean up the beach one sandal at a time  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Hundreds of people sifted through a vast wasteland of rubbish strewn across a beach in Indonesia on Thursday, underscoring the Southeast Asian archipelago's mammoth marine waste problem more
'Flying bulldog': world's largest bee refound  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The world's largest bee—a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb—has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years, researchers said Thursday. more
Study: Teacher retention bonuses lead to positive results  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Offering teachers a retention bonus to stay at low-performing schools may increase test score gains among students in both reading and mathematics, according to a new study. more
Study examines individuals' willingness to use artificial intelligence in career choices  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the way we do business, and it can potentially allow firms to improve their decision making, given that individuals are willing to... more
Dermal disruption: Amphibian skin bacteria is more diverse in cold, variable environments  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Amphibians are victims of lethal skin-disease epidemics. In the first global-scale study, researchers from 31 universities and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research... more
Method assesses health and size of lizard populations  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Monitoring programs that survey many wildlife species at the same time across large geographic regions are important for informing conservation decisions, but reptiles are often missing from these efforts because they are... more
How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Climate change has fueled coral reef bleaching throughout the tropics, with negative consequences for reef ecosystems and the people who depend on them. A new study finds that in the Caribbean, independent island nations such as... more
Believing in yourself can backfire when investing in equity crowdfunded ventures  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Normally, it's good to believe in yourself. But research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business indicates that it can be bad advice for amateurs investing... more
New 'interspecies communication' strategy between gut bacteria and mammalian hosts uncovered  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Bacteria in the gut do far more than help digest food in the stomachs of their hosts, they can also tell the genes in their mammalian... more
Video: Can mixing household cleaners kill you?  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
When the bathroom starts looking grimy, and it's time to whip out yellow gloves, the only thing that matters is getting the job done quickly. more
Pioneering study could offer protection to patients with rare genetic disease  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A (AVA) radiation in laboratory... more
Ecosystem responses to dam removal complex, but predictable  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
In the United States, the removal of dams now outpaces the construction of new ones—with more than 1,400 dams decommissioned since the 1970s—and a new study suggests that the ecosystem effects of... more
The 'Laminar Express': Engineers dissect the two-seam fastball  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The worlds of engineering and baseball have collided. Researchers at Utah State University are breaking down the physics of a new baseball pitch that's been getting a lot of attention. more
Rules of inheritance rewritten in worms  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
The idea that children inherit half of their DNA from each parent is a central tenet of modern genetics. But a team led by KAUST's Christian Frøkjær-Jensen has re-engineered this heredity pattern in roundworms, a commonly... more
Yeasts reach across tree of life to domesticate suite of bacterial genes  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
An insect's gut might seem an inhospitable place to settle in, but diverse microbes nonetheless make their home there. Yet in the gut, there's... more
Fruit fly wing research reshapes understanding of how organs form  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
How do fruit flies grow their wings? Rutgers scientists discovered a surprising answer that could one day help diagnose and treat human genetic diseases. more
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