Pacific nations resist US push to lift tuna quota  PHYS.ORG · 9 minutes
Pacific island nations have vowed to oppose US efforts to increase its catch limit in the world's largest tuna fishery, saying the proposal does nothing to improve sustainable fishing. more
Chile's pine forests: a botanical dinosaur bound for extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 46 minutes
In Quinquen, an indigenous community in southern Chile, Ricardo Melinir shows off a forest of Chilean pine trees—the araucaria araucana, a "living fossil" seen as sacred by several local tribes. more
Amazon suffering 'epidemic' of illegal gold mines  PHYS.ORG · 46 minutes
Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has reached "epidemic" proportions in recent years, causing damage to pristine forest and waterways, a conservation group said Monday as it released an unprecedented new map of the... more
Twitter warns global users their tweets violate Pakistani law  PHYS.ORG · 46 minutes
When Canadian columnist Anthony Furey received an email said to be from Twitter's legal team telling him he may have broken a slew of Pakistani laws, his first instinct was... more
Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship  PHYS.ORG · 46 minutes
Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. more
Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest  PHYS.ORG · 46 minutes
Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold—were they not a portent of catastrophic... more
Hold the phone: Huawei mistrust imperils China tech ambitions  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
China's ambitious drive to dominate next-generation 5G technology faces a sudden reality check as fears spread that telecom companies like Huawei could be proxies for Beijing's intrusive security apparatus. more
NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
NASA's first look at a tiny asteroid shows the space rock is more moist and studded with boulders than originally thought. more
Trees can help mitigate ammonia emissions from farming  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A new online calculator and guidance has been developed to help farmers and others to design woodlands to capture airborne ammonia and so reduce air pollution. more
Lifespan extension at low temperatures is genetically controlled, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Why do we age? Despite more than a century of research (and a vast industry of youth-promising products), what causes our cells and organs to deteriorate with age... more
Small and isolated habitat patches crucial to species survival  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Small, local patches of habitat could be playing a much bigger role in conserving biodiversity than you think, according to new research. more
Scientific assessment of endangered languages produces mixed results  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A new study of the progress made over the last 25 years in documenting and revitalizing endangered languages shows both significant advances and critical shortfalls. The article, "Language documentation twenty-five years on",... more
New bug prompts earlier end to Google+ social network  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Google said Monday it will close the consumer version of its online social network sooner than originally planned due to the discovery of a new software bug. more
Rapid genetic evolution linked to lighter skin pigmentation in a southern African population  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Populations of indigenous people in southern Africa carry a gene that causes lighter skin, and scientists have now identified the rapid evolution... more
Research shows journalists can restore media trust  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
In a first-of-its-kind study from LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication, researchers discovered journalists can increase media trust by speaking out in defense of their profession, while also doing more fact checking. Contrary to... more
Stanford lab explores experiments in universal basic income  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
As officials in several U.S. cities consider experimenting with universal basic income, a Stanford lab aims to educate policymakers and the public about the latest research on what happens when people receive... more
How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come... more
Sprayable gel could help the body fight off cancer after surgery  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease—almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will... more
OSIRIS-REx discovers water on asteroid, confirms Bennu as excellent mission target  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
From August through early December, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aimed three of its science instruments toward Bennu and began making the mission's first observations of the asteroid.... more
Inequality in homicide rates in Chicago neighborhoods increased over 20-year period  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The United States has experienced an unprecedented decline in violent crime over the last two decades (1990-2010); however, violent crime remains stubbornly concentrated in socially and... more
Tariffs prompt GoPro to pull manufacturing from China  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
GoPro on Monday announced plans to pull production of US-bound cameras out of China to avoid tariffs that could push up its prices in a fiercely competitive market. more
Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,... more
Ocean fertilization by unusual microbes extends to frigid waters of Arctic Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Microbes that provide natural fertilizer to the oceans by "fixing" nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form useable by other organisms were once thought... more
Bioenergy crops could be as bad for biodiversity as climate change  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A large scale expansion in bioenergy crop production could be just as detrimental to biodiversity as climate change itself, according to new research. more
'Dropout' rate for academic scientists has risen sharply in past 50 years, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Half of the people pursuing careers as scientists at higher education institutions will drop out of the field after five... more
Smelling the forest not the trees: Why animals are better at sniffing complex smells  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Animals are much better at smelling a complex "soup" of odorants rather than a single pure ingredient, a new study... more
GoPro to move production out of China over tariff concerns  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Action-camera maker GoPro says it will move production of U.S.-bound cameras out of China by the summer over tariff-related concerns. more
Brazil court overturns suspension of Boeing-Embraer tie-up  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
An appeals court in Brazil on Monday overturned an order blocking a proposed $4.75 billion tie-up between US aerospace giant Boeing and the civilian business of Brazilian plane-maker Embraer. more
Verizon cuts 10,000 workers through buyouts as part of restructuring  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
US telecomm group Verizon announced Monday it would slash its workforce through a voluntary buyout plan as the company strives to better position itself for the coming of... more
Researchers image atomic structure of important immune regulator  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing protein-3 (hTIM-3).... more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Owen's remnants reorganizing  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The remnants of Tropical Cyclone have been lingering in the Southern Pacific Ocean for days. On Dec. 10, the storm finally appeared more organized on satellite imagery providing forecasters with a strong... more
Researchers find unexpected impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's watershed  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year... more
China court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute: Qualcomm  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement Monday. more
New light on blocking Shiga and ricin toxins—And on an iconic biological process  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Min Dong, Ph.D., and his lab are world experts in toxins and how to combat them. They've figured out how Clostridium difficile's... more
How catnip makes the chemical that causes cats to go crazy  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers at John Innes Centre have shed light on how catnip—also known as catmint—produces the chemical that sends cats into a state of wanton abandon. more
Team finds evidence for carbon-rich surface on Ceres  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A team led by Southwest Research Institute has concluded that the surface of dwarf planet Ceres is rich in organic matter. Data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft indicate that Ceres's surface may contain... more
Topological matters: Toward a new kind of transistor  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Billions of tiny transistors supply the processing power in modern smartphones, controlling the flow of electrons with rapid on-and-off switching. more
NIST's antenna evaluation method could help boost 5G network capacity and cut costs  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method for evaluating and selecting optimal antenna designs for... more
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico head-on as a Category 4 storm with winds up to 155 miles per hour in September 2017, it damaged homes, flooded towns, devastated the... more
Social media tops print as news source for Americans: study  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Social media has overtaken print newspapers as a news source for Americans, researchers said Monday, highlighting the growing importance of services such as Facebook and Twitter as well... more
Physicists create tiny sensors to assist in cancer detection  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A physicist in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University hopes to improve cancer detection with a new and novel class of nanomaterials. more
A glimmer of hope for the world's coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the... more
Houses in hurricane strike zones are built back bigger  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A study of hurricane-hit areas of the United States has revealed a trend of larger homes being built to replace smaller ones in the years following a storm. more
Frog sex in the city: Urban tungara frogs are sexier than forest frogs  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
By 2050, almost 70 percent of the world's population will live in urban environments, according to the United Nations. But as cities... more
Key players in the marine nitrogen cycle use cyanate and urea  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The ammonia oxidizing archaea, or Thaumarchaeota, are among the most abundant marine microorganisms. Yet, scientists are still discovering which factors allow them to thrive in the... more
Compelling evidence for small drops of perfect fluid  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Nuclear physicists analyzing data from the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research at Brookhaven National... more
Strep bacteria compete for 'ownership' of human tissue  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A well-accepted principle in the animal kingdom—from wasps to deer—is that creatures already occupying a habitat nearly always prevail over competitors from the same species that arrive later. Such infighting for the... more
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields... more
Solar activity research provides insight into sun's past, future  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo of Southwest Research Institute and José Manuel Vaquero of the University of Extremadura have developed a new technique for looking at historic solar data to distinguish trustworthy observations... more
Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target
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NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
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Lund University researchers succeed in obtaining dendritic cells by direct reprogramming
InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds
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