Millions with neurological diseases could find new option in neurostimulation devices  PHYS.ORG · 25 minutes
The United States is seeing an increase in the number of neurological diseases. Stroke is ranked as the fifth leading cause of death, with Alzheimer's being... more
In Sudan, internet users find ways to beat blackout  PHYS.ORG · 25 minutes
In a lush garden cafe in Sudan's capital, a group of youngsters sit eyes glued to mobile phone screens, seeking ways to bypass an internet blackout imposed by army rulers. more
New research shows importance of climate on spruce beetle flight  PHYS.ORG · 25 minutes
If the climate continues warming as predicted, spruce beetle outbreaks in the Rocky Mountains could become more frequent, a new multi-year study led by Colorado State University finds. more
New study proves some of Earth's oldest animals could take trips  PHYS.ORG · 25 minutes
New UC Riverside-led research settles a longstanding debate about whether the most ancient animal communities were deliberately mobile. It turns out they were, because they were... more
Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 25 minutes
Just beyond where conventional scuba divers can go is an area of the ocean that still is largely unexplored. In waters this deep—about 100 to at least 500... more
Crumbling roads, grids cost poor nations billions due to storms: World Bank  PHYS.ORG · 25 minutes
Flooding, storms and other natural hazards, made more likely by climate change, cost poor nations hundreds of billions every year due to crumbling infrastructure,... more
Sailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to... more
New York to get one of world's most ambitious carbon reduction plans  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
New York state lawmakers on Wednesday passed one of the world's most ambitious laws aimed at countering climate change, under which fossil fuel power... more
Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
A new poll shows Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the... more
Captive beluga whales make epic journey from China to Iceland sanctuary  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Two beluga whales from a Shanghai aquarium arrived in Iceland on Wednesday to live out their days in a unique marine sanctuary that conservationists hope will... more
Tech firm Slack to make market debut, at $26 reference price  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Cloud-based software firm Slack Technologies makes its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday with a reference price of $26, adding to this year's parade... more
Ride on time: Recycled bikes get Myanmar kids to school  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
The clangor of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to... more
Skin deep: Japan's 'washi' paper torn by modern life  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Once an indispensable part of daily life in Japan, ultra-thin washi paper was used for everything from writing and painting to lampshades, umbrellas, and sliding doors, but demand has plunged... more
The intersection of vision and language  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
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Scientists record singing by rare right whale for first time  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Federal marine biologists have recorded singing by one of the rarest whales on the planet. more
Neutrons get a wider angle on DNA and RNA to advance 3-D models  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland are using neutrons at Oak Ridge National... more
Physicists show novel Mott state in twisted graphene bilayers at 'magic angle'  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A University of Oklahoma physics group sheds light on a novel Mott state observed in twisted graphene bilayers at the 'magic angle' in a... more
New platform flips traditional on-demand supply chain approach on its head  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Imagine you are heading to the grocery store and receive a phone alert asking if you'd also be willing to bring your neighbor's groceries home. Or... more
Stabilizing nations' food production through crop diversity  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
With increasing demand for food from the planet's growing population and climate change threatening the stability of food systems across the world, University of Minnesota research examined how the diversity of crops at the... more
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate,... more
Oceanographers investigate the ocean's carbon-absorbing processes over time  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
It's a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. What's less well known is how the ocean's processes... more
Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments... more
Mineral discovery made easier: X-ray technique shines a new light on tiny, rare crystals  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Like a tiny needle in a sprawling hayfield, a single crystal grain measuring just tens of millionths of a meter—found... more
Survey sees biggest US honeybee winter die-off yet  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed. more
NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say they have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time. more
Scientists chart course toward a new world of synthetic biology  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Genetically engineered trees that provide fire-resistant lumber for homes. Modified organs that won't be rejected. Synthetic microbes that monitor your gut to detect invading disease organisms and kill... more
The dynamics of workplace sexual harassment in the US  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A new Gender, Work & Organization analysis of U.S. data from 1997-2016 provides new insights into workplace sexual harassment. more
Groundwater pumping has significantly reduced US stream flows  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Groundwater pumping in the last century has contributed as much as 50 percent to stream flow declines in some U.S. rivers, according to new research led by a University of Arizona hydrologist. more
Early Celts in Burgundy appropriated Mediterranean products and feasting practices  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Early Celts in eastern France imported Mediterranean pottery, as well as olive oil and wine, and may have appropriated Mediterranean feasting practices, according to a study published June... more
Marriage may not aid financial savings for those who favor immediate rewards  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A study of married couples in Vietnam suggests that, when one spouse tends to favor immediate rewards, marriage does not help them commit to... more
Ediacaran dinner party featured plenty to eat, adequate sanitation, computer model shows  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Earth's first dinner party wasn't impressive, just a bunch of soft-bodied Ediacaran organisms sunk into sediment on the ocean floor, sharing in scraps of... more
Human migration in Oceania recreated through paper mulberry genetics  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The migration and interaction routes of prehistoric humans throughout the islands of Oceania can be retraced using genetic differences between paper mulberry plants, a tree native to Asia cultivated for... more
Frog protein may mitigate dangers posed by toxic marine microbes  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A new study from UC San Francisco suggests that a protein found in the common bullfrog may one day be used to detect and neutralize a poisonous compound... more
Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century. The analysis, spanning 40 years of... more
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in the future. If worldwide greenhouse gas emissions remain on their current trajectory, Greenland may be ice-free by... more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
What factors govern algae's success as "tenants" of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? A Victoria University of Wellington-led team of experts that includes... more
How much work brings happiness? Not much, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Having a job can be a boon to mental well-being, but for many of us, it only takes one day of work per week, a new study suggests. more
Finding 'Nemo's' family tree of anemones  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Thanks in part to the popular film Finding Nemo, clownfishes are well known to the public and well represented in scientific literature. But the same can't be said for the equally colorful sea anemones—venomous, tentacled animals—that... more
Researchers reproduce micro-scale 'Great Wave' painting with inkless technology  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849) is the titan of Japanese art, as revered in his homeland as are Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Rembrandt Van Rijn in the West. Of... more
Successful 'alien' bird invasions are location dependent  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Published today in Nature, researchers show that alien bird introductions are most successful in locations and climates similar to their native habitats and in places where other alien species are already established. more
Pilots criticize Boeing for mistakes on its grounded jet  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Retired pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger told a congressional panel Wednesday that pilots should practice the failure of Boeing flight-control software on simulators, not planes full of passengers. more
Phage display for engineering blood-contacting surfaces  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Surfaces that enable endothelial cell attachment without causing blood clotting are needed for various tissue engineering efforts. A new approach involving phage display has been used to identify unique peptides with these typically divergent characteristics. The... more
Powering a solution: Professor takes charge at improving lithium ion batteries safety  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
As cutting edge as electric vehicles are, they're still vulnerable to an Achilles heel—the very source that gives them power. more
Making systems robust  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The human body keeps the calcium concentration in the blood constant, similarly to an aircraft's autopilot keeping the plane at a constant altitude. What they have in common is that both the body and the autopilot employ sophisticated integral feedback... more
Trump moves to weaken Obama climate policy, bolster coal industry  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its final plan to rewrite a major Obama-era climate change policy, replacing proposed regulations that cracked down on coal-burning power plants with... more
Delayed Kentucky internet project faces new squirrel setback  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A project that would bring high-speed internet across Kentucky will be delayed because company representatives say an "abundance" of squirrels have chewed through wiring. more
Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Physicists have discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are likely applications, which could... more
Perfect quantum portal emerges at exotic interface  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Researchers at the University of Maryland have captured the most direct evidence to date of a quantum quirk that allows particles to tunnel through a barrier like it's not even there. The result, featured... more
Size is not everything according to latest Nature Index annual tables  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
In the Nature Index 2019 annual tables, released today, the United States is well ahead of China then Germany to make up the top three in... more
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