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When 'alien' insects attack Antartica  PHYS.ORG · 14 minutes
Of the known alien (non-native) species found in Antarctica, a non-biting species of midge currently presents one of the highest risks to terrestrial ecosystems, researchers have found. more
Disordered crystals are promising for future battery technology  PHYS.ORG · 14 minutes
Tiny, disordered particles of magnesium chromium oxide may hold the key to new magnesium battery energy storage technology, which could possess increased capacity compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries, find UCL and University... more
Looking outside the tumor and thinking outside the box to diagnose lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 minutes
Scientists in Anant Madabhushi's computational imaging lab at Case Western Reserve University have started thinking outside the box--or in their case, looking... more
Decoding chemical and other sensory cues that drive infanticide  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 minutes
It may seem like one of the cruelest aspects of the natural world, but research has shown that infanticide is actually an instinctive behavior in many animals - and Catherine... more
Separating male and female mice changes the way they smell, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 minutes
A University of Wyoming researcher and his team have discovered that separating male and female mice, over time, changes the way they smell. more
SLU researcher aims to eliminate TB with focus on high-risk patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 minutes
In a recent paper published in PLOS One, Soumya Chatterjee, M.D., assistant professor of infectious diseases, allergy and immunology at Saint Louis University, presents data to... more
Split liver transplants could save children on wait list finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 minutes
A review analysed 5,300 cases of liver transplants on children across the country. The team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Medicine looked at the patients... more
UC San Diego Health offers new DRG stimulation device for phantom limb pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 minutes
In May 2000, Raul Silva was involved in a motorcycle accident in Baja California, Mexico, badly breaking his left femur, or thighbone.... more
Nightlights for stream dwellers? No, thanks  PHYS.ORG · 14 minutes
Artificial light at night isn't just a health problem for those of us sitting in bed scrolling through Instagram instead of hitting the sack—it hurts entire outdoor ecosystems. more
Key device patent issued to pioneer of wearable sweat sensor  NEWS MEDICAL · 58 minutes
Eccrine Systems, Inc., an advanced sweat sensor company, today announced that a key patent, US10136831, has been issued to Dr. Jason Heikenfeld, Co-Founder & CSO, and prominent University... more
Osteoporosis is not only a women's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 58 minutes
Osteoporosis, a bone disease that can result in painful fractures - typically in the back, hip or wrist - is often thought of as a woman's disease. But men get it too, just usually... more
Mindfulness training could be excellent strategy to prevent and manage obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 58 minutes
Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programs, suggesting that it could be an excellent strategy for healthcare providers in preventing and managing... more
'Pause' in global warming was never real, new research proves  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Claims of a 'pause' in observed global temperature warming are comprehensively disproved in a pair of new studies published today. more
Three generations, 1,000s of miles: Scientists unlock mystery of a dragonfly's migration  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Thanks to photos and films featuring clouds of stunning orange and black monarch butterflies flying across North America, many people today are familiar with... more
Air Force launch commander ‘not confident’ GPS 3 will lift off Wednesday  SPACE NEWS · 6 hours
45th Space Wing Commander: “We are now working with General Thompson’s folks and SpaceX to see whether we can launch tomorrow." SpaceNews.com more
Air Force launch commander ‘not confident’ GPS 3 will lift off as  SPACE NEWS · 6 hours
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson: "Safety and mission assurance come first, and they made the right decision this morning.” SpaceNews.com more
Assessing the promise of gallium oxide as an ultrawide bandgap semiconductor  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
In microelectronic devices, the bandgap is a major factor determining the electrical conductivity of the underlying materials, and a more recent class of semiconductors with ultrawide... more
A new model of ice friction helps scientists understand how glaciers flow  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Despite the looming ecological consequences, glacier motion remains poorly understood. The bedrock, the ice-bed interface and the water-filled cavities all affect friction and influence... more
New megalibrary approach proves useful for the rapid discovery of new materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Identifying the best material for a given application -- catalysts, light-harvesting structures, biodiagnostic labels, pharmaceuticals and electronic devices -- is traditionally a slow and... more
Today's children reach bone maturity earlier, study reveals  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Children born in the most recent century have bones that reach full maturity earlier -- by nearly 10 months in girls and nearly seven months in boys -- according to a new... more
Dive-bombing for love: Male hummingbirds dazzle females with a highly synchronized display  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Male Broad-tailed Hummingbirds perform dramatic aerial courtship dives to impress females. In a new study, scientists have shown that diving males closely time key... more
Artificial intelligence meets materials science  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A research team is harnessing the power of machine learning, data science and the domain knowledge of experts to autonomously discover new materials. more
With a focus on high-risk patients, researcher eyes eliminating TB for good  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A focus on high-risk tuberculosis patients may be the answer to stalled progress in stamping out the illness in the United States. more
Graphene's magic is in the defects  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A team of researchers has solved a longstanding puzzle of how to build ultra-sensitive, ultra-small electrochemical sensors with homogenous and predictable properties by discovering how to engineer graphene structure on an atomic level. more
Greener days ahead for carbon fuels  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A discovery shows that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels can be economical and efficient -- all through a single copper catalyst. more
Optimizing restoration can deliver an eightfold increase in cost-effectiveness  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A new study presents a novel approach to identify optimal priority areas for restoration, considering multiple criteria such as biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and reduction of costs. In a... more
Buruli ulcer: Promising new drug candidate against a forgotten disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Buruli ulcer is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) resulting in debilitating skin lesions, disabilities and stigmatisation. The current antibiotic treatment is long and has severe adverse side effects.... more
Nearly one in five Tibetan refugee schoolchildren has tuberculosis infection, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
In a tuberculosis screening and treatment initiative covering the entire population of Tibetan refugee schoolchildren in northern India, a team of researchers says it... more
InSight engineers have made a Martian rock garden  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
NASA's InSight lander is due to set its first science instrument on Mars in the coming days. But engineers here on Earth already saw it happen—last week. more
Machine-learning research unlocking molecular cages' energy-saving potential  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Nanosized cages may play a big role in reducing energy consumption in science and industry, and machine-learning research aims to accelerate the deployment of these remarkable molecules. more
To understand life expectancy fall, start in West Virginia  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
West Virginia serves as harbinger of health woes: overdoses, suicides, obesity and sinking life expectancy more
Carbon nanotubes mime biology  nanowerk · 8 hours
Scientists have created polymer-based membranes with 1.5-nanometer carbon nanotube pores that mimic the architecture of cellular membranes. more
Chemistry: The vanished mirror image  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Enantiomeric molecules resemble each other like right and left hands. Both variants normally arise in chemical reactions. But frequently only one of the two forms is effectual in biology and medicine. Hitherto, completely converting this mixture into the... more
Medical News Today: Losartan potassium: Uses and warnings  MNT · 10 hours
Losartan potassium is a drug that effectively treats high blood pressure and diabetic neuropathy. This article provides an overview of the benefits, effectiveness, side effects, and warnings associated with losartan potassium. more
Narrowing the Universe in the Search for Life  ASTRO WATCH · 8 hours
Humankind’s exploration of space has for years pondered one central question: Is there another world somewhere in the universe where... more
Gender separation affects sense of smell  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Olfactory sensory receptors in mice change as a function of exposure to odors emitted from members of the opposite sex, researchers have discovered. more
California doctor accused of prescribing drugs in 5 deaths  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
Authorities have arrested a Southern California doctor on charges of doling out illegal prescriptions they say were part of a pattern that led to five fatal overdoses and the death... more
How breast cancer avoids immune system detection  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,000 breast cancer patients and found that breast cancer behaves differently than other cancers that are currently treated with immunotherapy. They identified seven clusters of breast cancer patients... more
A versatile vaccine that can protect mice from emerging tick-borne viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Researchers have developed a vaccine that is effective in mice against Powassan virus, an emerging tick-borne virus that can cause life-threatening encephalitis in humans. They also... more
Astronomers Find Pristine Gas Cloud 12.3 Billlion Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 9 hours
According to a Swinburne University of Technology-led study, the newly-discovered relic cloud of gas is unpolluted by stars... more
Using CRISPR technology for conditional gene regulation  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
CRISPR allows scientists to precisely target and edit DNA within living cells, which could help them correct anomalies that cause inherited diseases. A team has now developed a method to use CRISPR/Cas9 technology to... more
Low-income, rural kids at higher risk for second- or third-hand smoke exposure  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Infants and toddlers in low-income, rural areas may be at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke than previously reported, according to new research. more
HPV discovery raises hope for new cervical cancer treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Researchers have made a discovery about human papillomavirus (HPV) that could lead to new treatments for cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the virus, the most common sexually transmitted... more
Upwind wind plants can reduce flow to downwind neighbors  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
New research highlights a previously unexplored consequence of the global proliferation of wind energy facilities: a wake effect from upwind facilities that can reduce the energy production of their downwind... more
The importance of 'edge populations' to biodiversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
More than two-thirds of Canada's biodiversity is made up of species that occur within the country's borders only at the very northern edge of their range. Biologists have long debated how much effort should... more
On This Day in Space! Dec. 18, 1999: NASA Launches Terra Earth-Observing Satellite  SPACE.COM · 8 hours
On Dec. 18, 1999, NASA launched its flagship Terra satellite into Earth's orbit to collect data about Earth's changing climate. See how... more
New megalibrary approach proves useful for the rapid discovery of new nanomaterials  nanowerk · 8 hours
A new study supports the efficacy of a potentially revolutionary new discovery tool to rapidly test millions (even billions) of nanoparticles to determine the... more
Graphene's magic is in the defects  nanowerk · 8 hours
Researchers have solved a longstanding puzzle of how to build ultra-sensitive, ultra-small electrochemical sensors with homogenous and predictable properties by discovering how to engineer graphene structure on an atomic level. more
Pence misses launch but treated to new SpaceX crew capsule  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Vice President Mike Pence missed seeing a SpaceX rocket soar Tuesday. But he still got to view the company's new crew capsule, designed to carry astronauts to the... more
Takeaway containers -- the environmental cost of packing our favorite fast-foods  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Scientists say more should be done to tackle the growing environmental impact of takeaway food containers. A new study estimates there are 2025 million takeaway containers... more
Gene identified with a key role in plant adaptation to fluctuating soil salinity levels  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have identified modifications in a sodium transporter gene with key consequences for plants needing to adapt to fluctuating soil... more
Astronomers Find Pristine Gas Cloud 12.3 Billion Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 8 hours
According to a Swinburne University of Technology-led study, the newly-discovered relic cloud of gas is unpolluted by stars... more
Southwest forest trees will grow much slower in the 21st century  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Southwest forests may decline in productivity on average as much as 75 percent over the 21st century as climate warms. The finding is based on a... more
Uncovering a key mechanism in assembly of Avian Sarcoma Virus, a relative of HIV-1  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Researchers used NMR to detail how the matrix domain of the Avian Sarcoma Virus Gag protein binds to certain phospholipids.... more
Yemeni mom wins travel ban waiver to see dying son in US  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
A Yemeni mother has won her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration's travel ban that would allow her to go to California... more
Plant biologists identify mechanism behind transition from insect to wind pollination  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Scientists offer novel insights into why and how wind-pollinated plants have evolved from insect-pollinated ancestors, and what it might mean for a potential pollination crisis. They... more
Experimental findings support a connection between mucins in the lung and pulmonary fibrosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
A team of investigators has identified a connection between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis. more
MRI effective for monitoring liver fat in obese patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
MRI provides a safe, noninvasive way to monitor liver fat levels in people who undergo weight loss treatments for obesity, according to a new study. more
Two ways cancer resists treatment are actually connected, with one activating the other  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Researcher shows the two most common means of resistance to BRAF and MEK inhibitors are actually connected processes and can be targeted... more
Machine learning-detected signal predicts time to earthquake  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Machine-learning research reveals the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault's slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other subduction zones. more
Recruiting ants to fight weeds on the farm  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Harvester ants that eat weed seeds on the soil's surface can help farmers manage weeds on their farms, according to an international team of researchers, who found that tilling less to preserve... more
Machine-learning research unlocking molecular cages' energy-saving potential  nanowerk · 8 hours
Nanosized cages may play a big role in reducing energy consumption in science and industry, and machine-learning research aims to accelerate the deployment of these remarkable molecules. more
Technique allows integration of single-crystal hybrid perovskites into electronics  nanowerk · 8 hours
Because these perovskites can be synthesized at low temperatures, the advance opens the door to new research into flexible electronics and potentially reduced manufacturing costs for electronic devices. more
Southwest forest trees will grow much slower in the 21st century  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Southwest forests may decline in productivity on average as much as 75 percent over the 21st century as climate warms, according to a University of Arizona-led... more
System monitors radiation damage to materials in real-time  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A new system allows detailed real-time observations of how materials are affected by a high-radiation environment. The system could accelerate the development of better materials for nuclear plants. more
Universities ‘held hostage’ in Nicaragua’s political crisis  Science Magazine · 8 hours
Intensifying oppression by President Daniel Ortega paralyzes higher education and research more
InSight engineers have made a Martian rock garden
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Cargo ships are emitting boatloads of carbon, and nobody wants to take the blame
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How to avoid overspending: uncover the psychology behind why people buy
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Is it unethical to give your cat catnip?
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Flexible thermoelectric generator module: a silver bullet to fix waste energy issues
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Peering into Little Foot's 3.67 million-year-old brain
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Advanced digital networks look a lot like the human nervous system
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Searching for the source of planarians' regenerative powers
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Video: Nanoparticles reach clinical trials for prostate cancer
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Massive new dark matter detector gets its 'eyes'
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