How to stroke a cat, according to science  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stoked one minute, only to bite or swipe at us the next. It might be easy at... more
Employers urged to find new ways to address workers' mental health  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
In the middle of a work project at a global corporate consulting firm, Katherine Switz was gripped with a debilitating bout of anxiety. Her body froze,... more
Image: 10 million star puzzle  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
When observed with the unaided eye, Omega Centauri, the object in this image, appears as a fuzzy, faint star. But the blue orb we see here is, in fact, a collection of stars—10 million of them. You cannot... more
Improving the cacao genome and phytozome  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
According to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), global cocoa bean production in 2017-2018 was 4.6 million metric tons. The global chocolate brands couldn't exist without cocoa. But today the plant is under threat due to climate... more
New deactivation mechanism for switch proteins detected  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A new mechanism for the deactivation of switch proteins has been identified by researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, headed by Professor Klaus Gerwert and Dr. Till Rudack from the Department of Biophysics, and the University... more
Researchers investigating microplastics in drinking water  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Is there plastic in your drinking water? The University of Toronto's Bob Andrews and Chelsea Rochman say there is—but, unfortunately, they don't have much more information to share. more
New nanoantennas to improve ultra-fast wireless connections  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Researchers from the Nanophotonic Technology Centre (NTC) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) have designed new silicon nanoantennas with direct applications in communication and data processing for the next generation of reconfigurable photonic... more
Proud India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
India on Monday launched a low-cost rocket on a historic bid to put a landing craft on the surface of the Moon and join an elite space force. more
How cellular fibers form and maintain dynamic states  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Cells assemble dynamically: Their components are continuously exchanging and being replaced. This enables the structures to adapt easily to different situations, and by rearranging the components to respond to stimuli faster, to... more
Five ways buildings of the future will use biotech to become living things  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
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Animals' body sizes shrinking from climate change, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have collected clear evidence—over a 23 year period between 1976 and 1999—that climate change is shrinking animals' body sizes. more
Seeing smaller through cells: A natural single-cell biomagnifier for subwavelength imaging  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Optical microscopes and tweezers can image and manipulate objects at the microscale for applications in cellular and molecular biology. The optical resolution is, however, hampered by... more
Portugal firefighters control wildfires, but warn of strong winds  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Portuguese firefighters were cautiously optimistic Monday that they have largely controlled a massive wildfire in a central region where dozens of people were killed in huge blazes in 2017, but... more
How a drilling ship pulls cores from 2.5 miles below the sea  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
An ocean drilling ship is not an ocean drilling ship without the skilled and experienced personnel that control, execute and overview the drilling operations.... more
LightSail 2 is sending home new pictures of Earth  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
LightSail 2, the brainchild of the Planetary Society, has released two new gorgeous images of Earth. The small spacecraft is currently in orbit at about 720 km, and the LightSail... more
Imaging the chemical structure of individual molecules, atom by atom  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
For physicist Percy Zahl, optimizing and preparing a noncontact atomic force microscope (nc-AFM) to directly visualize the chemical structure of a single molecule is a bit like playing... more
Sophisticated molecular machines in action  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Almost all living organisms from bacteria to humans have gate-like protein complexes in their cell membranes that get rid of unwanted or life-threatening molecules. This is not always advantageous, since in the case of bacteria or cancer cells,... more
Waiting for an undersea robot in Antarctica to call home  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
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New software helps plant breeders bring out their best  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Broccoli is in the eye of the beholder. A head of broccoli that might appeal to one person—perhaps because of its deep green color—may leave another cold, due to an... more
Wool odor could be key to protecting sheep from flystrike  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A global research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Western Australia has identified compounds in... more
Is New Zealand's food system unsustainable?  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
New research from Massey University's College of Health shows overwhelming support for sustainability characteristics to be included in the Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults, set out by the Ministry of Health. more
How do distance learners connect?  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
In a typical college classroom, social connections are formed through face-to-face interactions. Through informal chats before and after class, group project meetings, and other exchanges, students are able to build community with their classmates and peers that often... more
India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
India launched a bid to become a leading space power Monday, sending up a rocket to put a craft on the surface of the Moon in what it called a... more
Portugal wildfires '90 percent' under control  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Huge wildfires that have ravaged a mountainous region of central Portugal and left dozens injured have been "90 percent" controlled, firefighters said Monday, but warned that strong winds could cause the flames to spread. more
More Basra water crises unless Iraq govt fixes 'failures': HRW  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Human Rights Watch on Monday warned of a repeat of last year's deadly water crisis in Iraq's oil-rich southern province of Basra unless authorities correct decades of management... more
New hard X-ray eclipsing polar identified  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Using ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Swift spacecraft, astronomers have found that a hard X-ray source known as 2PBCJ0658.0-1746 is an eclipsing magnetic cataclysmic variable of the polar type. The finding, presented in a paper published July... more
Cuttlefish ink found promising for cancer treatment  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Researchers have found that cuttlefish ink—a black suspension sprayed by cuttlefish to deter predators—contains nanoparticles that strongly inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors in mice. The nanoparticles consist mostly of melanin by weight, along... more
Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the... more
'Stronger than ever': India set for fresh Moon launch attempt  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
India will make a second attempt Monday to send a landmark spacecraft to the Moon after an apparent fuel leak forced last week's launch to be aborted. more
China importers seek to lift tariffs on US farm goods: state media  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Chinese importers are applying to their government to lift tariffs on some US agricultural imports, state media reported on Sunday, three weeks after the... more
Heat, humidity keeps hold on Eastern US as weekend slogs on  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A heat wave will continue to keep much of the Eastern United States in its grip Sunday, while a cold front that could lower temperatures in... more
Bank of England notes its 325 years with trip back in time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Some of the earliest surviving banknotes and a Cold War nuclear radiation calculator are among 325 historic objects unearthed by the Bank of England... more
In sluggish Russian economy, halal sees growth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The manager of a sausage factory near Moscow, Arslan Gizatullin says his halal business has been feeling the pinch—not so much from Russia's sluggish economy but competitors vying for a piece of a growing... more
Russian capsule carrying 3 docks with space station (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has docked with the International Space Station after a fast-track trip to the orbiting laboratory. more
French wine production hit by heatwave  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Wine production in France this year will be down by between six and 13 percent over 2018, notably because of the ongoing heatwave, the agriculture ministry said Saturday. more
US braces for second day of scorching weekend temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Americans braced for a second—and equally scorching—day of dangerously hot weather Sunday, with daytime temperatures forecast to approach 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) across a number of major US... more
Polluted, bike-hostile Brussels to slam on the brakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Brussels has made its choice: to reduce emissions and encourage greener, two-wheeled transport options, the road speed limit will have to come down. more
50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another world  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fifty years ago on Saturday, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an event watched on television by... more
US bracing for extreme heat as weekend temperatures soar  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The United States is bracing for a weekend of extremely hot weather, with major cities including New York and Washington expecting temperatures close to or exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38... more
Equifax close to $700m settlement for data breach: report  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
US credit agency Equifax is close to a $700 million settlement agreement with authorities over the theft of sensitive personal data of nearly 150 million customers, the Wall Street Journal... more
To return to the Moon, astronauts need new spacesuits  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Space engineer Pablo de Leon has designed two spacesuit prototypes for the Moon and for Mars, and knows how long development takes. more
Physicist studying how extreme weather in space affects satellites  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A physicist at The University of Texas at Arlington is developing a new scale to measure weather storms in space that could lead to a better understanding of how those... more
The exploration of space in 10 key dates  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
From the Soviet Union's pioneering satellite to the first man on the Moon 50 years ago, here are 10 key dates in space exploration. more
Technology, temporary help keeps farmers on job longer  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
At 79 years old, Art McManus says he's still able to hop on the tractor and maintain the 160 acres of cherry trees at his orchard in Traverse City, Michigan. more
Thai farmers on the cash trail with snail slime  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Giant snails inch across a plate of pumpkin and cucumber in central Thailand, an "organic" diet to tease the prized collagen-rich mucus from the molluscs, which to some cosmetic firms... more
Teacher treatment of students factors into racial gap in school suspensions  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Elementary schools tend to discipline black students more harshly than white students, leading to a considerable racial gap in expulsion and suspension. That's among the findings... more
Tagged whale shark part of ongoing study by NSU's guy harvey research institute  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When it comes to finding one's way, Garmin, Tom-Tom and Google Maps have got nothing on Mother Nature. more
Quantum interference in the service of information technology  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and NIST, have shown that quantum interference enables processing of large sets of data faster and... more
Virgin Orbit in launch deal with UK's Royal Air Force  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Virgin Orbit says it has been selected by the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force to provide launches of small satellites on short notice. more
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