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 2019-11-14 19:31 

Space.com

A Million Geysers of Plasma Spout from the Sun, and Scientists May Finally Know Why...
 2019-11-14 19:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Faster, stronger rabies vaccine...

Every year, more than 59,000 people around the world die of rabies and there remains no cheap and easy vaccine regimen to prevent the disease in humans. Now, researchers report that adding a specific immune molecule to a rabies vaccine can boost its effic...

 2019-11-14 19:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Zika virus can cause immune and brain abnormalities in asymptomatic pig offspring...

Zika virus infection in the womb produces altered immune responses and sex-specific brain abnormalities in apparently healthy pig offspring, according to a new study....

 2019-11-14 19:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers generate terahertz laser with laughing gas...

Researchers have built a compact device, the size of a shoebox, that produces a terahertz laser whose frequency they can tune over a wide range. The device is built from commercial, off-the-shelf parts and is designed to generate terahertz waves by spinni...

 2019-11-14 19:13 

ScienceDaily.com

Some aquatic plants depend on the landscape for photosynthesis...

Researchers found that not only are freshwater aquatic plants affected by climate, they are also shaped by the surrounding landscape. When in an environment where CO2 is limited, aquatic plants use strategies to extract carbon from bicarbonate. Scientists...

 2019-11-14 19:12 

LiveScience.com

Magnificent Egyptian Catacomb Reveals Carvings of a 'Worthy' Woman and Her Pet...

Almost 2,000 years ago, at a time when the Romans ruled Egypt, a woman named "Demetria" was laid to rest in a magnificently decorated catacomb at Saqqara in Egypt....

 2019-11-14 19:07 

The Conversation AU

Research funding announcements have become a political tool, creating crippling uncertainty for academics...

There's a lot of uncertainty in a research career. Most funding and most jobs are doled out by the project, or in chunks of a few years at a time. Recently, however, the situation has been made even worse by delays in announcements of government fundi...

 2019-11-14 19:05 

National Geographic

Which houseplants should you buy to purify air? None of them....

Bringing plants indoors can provide a number of benefits, but cleaner air isn't one of them, say experts....

 2019-11-14 19:00 

ScienceNews.org

Realigning magnetic fields may drive the sun's spiky plasma tendrils...

Solar spicules emerge near counterpointing magnetic fields, hinting that self-adjusting magnetism creates these filaments, which may heat the corona....

 2019-11-14 19:00 

ScienceNews.org

A tiny switch could redirect light between computer chips in mere nanoseconds...

Microscopic switches that ferry information using light, not electric current, could help create better, faster electronics....

 2019-11-14 19:00 

ScienceDaily.com

NASA finds Neptune moons locked in 'dance of avoidance'...

Even by the wild standards of the outer solar system, the strange orbits that carry Neptune's two innermost moons are unprecedented, according to newly published research....

 2019-11-14 19:00 

Phys.org

Study shows some aquatic plants depend on the landscape for photosynthesis...

ASU researchers found that not only are freshwater aquatic plants affected by climate, they are also shaped by the surrounding landscape. When in an environment where CO2 is limited, aquatic plants use strategies to extract carbon from bicarbonate. Scient...

 2019-11-14 19:00 

Phys.org

Storing energy in hydrogen 20 times more effective using platinum-nickel catalyst...

Catalysts accelerate chemical reactions, but the widely used metal platinum is scarce and expensive. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), together with Chinese, Singaporean and Japanese researchers, have now developed an alternative w...

 2019-11-14 19:00 

Phys.org

Physicists irreversibly split photons by freezing them in a Bose-Einstein condensate...

Light can be directed in different directions, usually also back the same way. Physicists from the University of Bonn and the University of Cologne have, however, succeeded in creating a new one-way street for light. They cool photons down to a Bose-Einst...

 2019-11-14 19:00 

Phys.org

Researchers generate terahertz laser with laughing gas...

Within the electromagnetic middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of "T-ray vision."...

 2019-11-14 19:00 

Phys.org

Research team develops tiny low-energy device to rapidly reroute light in computer chips...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their colleagues have developed an optical switch that routes light from one computer chip to another in just 20 billionths of a second—faster than any other similar device...

 2019-11-14 19:00 

LiveScience.com

Millions of Gargantuan Plasma 'Spicules' Might Be Spreading Heat Around the Sun's Atmosphere...

The sun's surface is covered by millions of enormous plasma jets known as spicules at any given moment. Now, researchers think they know why....

 2019-11-14 18:54 

Universe Today

Molecular Oxygen on Mars is Behaving Unusually Through the Seasons. A Sign of Life?...

An atmospheric drama has been playing out on Mars lately. Up until now, the main actor has been methane, and its unusual, spiking behaviour. But now Oxygen is taking the stage, and performing some theatrics of its own. NASA's Curiosity rover is busy e...

 2019-11-14 18:12 

Space.com

'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+ Officially Renewed for Season 2...

Houston, we have a Season 2....

 2019-11-14 18:09 

Phys.org

Lifelike chemistry created in lab search for ways to study origin of life...

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have cultivated lifelike chemical reactions while pioneering a new strategy for studying the origin of life....

 2019-11-14 17:47 

LiveScience.com

Ancient Egyptians May Have Corralled Millions of Wild Birds to Sacrifice and Turn into Mummies...

New DNA evidence suggests that Egyptians captured wild birds for millions of ritualistic sacrifices, rather than farming the animals....

 2019-11-14 17:40 

ScienceDaily.com

Lifelike chemistry created in lab search for ways to study origin of life...

Researchers have cultivated lifelike chemical reactions while pioneering a new strategy for studying the origin of life....

 2019-11-14 17:40 

ScienceDaily.com

Multidisciplinary transplantation evaluation shows promise for older adults...

Older adults with blood cancers can benefit from a team-based, holistic evaluation before undergoing transplantation, according to a new study. The study found that patients treated with this approach experienced better transplantation outcomes and surviv...

 2019-11-14 17:40 

ScienceDaily.com

Study reveals urban hotspots of high-schoolers' opioid abuse...

A new study has found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused prescription opioids is much higher than the national average....

 2019-11-14 17:40 

ScienceDaily.com

Design flaw could open Bluetooth devices to hacking...

Mobile apps that work with Bluetooth devices have an inherent design flaw that makes them vulnerable to hacking, new research has found....

 2019-11-14 17:40 

ScienceDaily.com

Chemists use light to build biologically active compounds...

Many biologically active molecules, including synthetic drugs, contain a central, nitrogen-containing chemical structure with a three-dimensional shape. However, there are hardly any suitable methods to produce them, which also makes it difficult to disco...

 2019-11-14 17:40 

TreeHugger

Which is greener, books or e-books? Neither....

There is a third, more sustainable option: the library....

 2019-11-14 17:38 

Space.com

50 Years Ago: NASA's Apollo 12 Was Struck By Lightning Right After Launch ... Twice! (Video)...

The crew still successfully completed their mission and landed on the moon....

 2019-11-14 17:30 

Phys.org

Medicines pose global environmental risk, experts warn...

Residues from billions of doses of antibiotics, painkillers and antidepressants pose a significant risk to freshwater ecosystems and the global food chain, a new analysis said Thursday....

 2019-11-14 17:30 

Scientific American

Children Are Particularly Vulnerable to Climate Change's Health Impacts...

Global warming is already affecting public health, and efforts to address the problem are inadequate, a new report says...

 2019-11-14 17:28 

Phys.org

Human link in spread of infectious cancer in mussels...

Mussels hitching a ride on ocean-going ships are likely responsible for the spread of an infectious cancer found in different species on either side of the Atlantic, scientists say....

 2019-11-14 17:25 

Phys.org

Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model...

Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles developed at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health....

 2019-11-14 17:15 

Scientific American

Apple Launches Virtual Health Studies Aiming to Enroll Hundreds of Thousands of Customers...

Amid privacy concerns, the tech giant plans to monitor mobility, menstruation and hearing via users Apple watches and iPhones...

 2019-11-14 17:09 

Phys.org

Engineers find bottlebrush copolymers can be tailored for applications...

A microscopic polymer in the form of a common kitchen implement could give industry exquisite control over coatings....

 2019-11-14 17:05 

TreeHugger

What does a polar bear smell like?...

In which we tackle one of life's more pressing queries....

 2019-11-14 17:04 

Phys.org

Architecture of a bacterial power plant decrypted...

Both humans and many other creatures need oxygen for survival. In the conversion of nutrients into energy, oxygen is converted to water, for which the enzyme oxidase is responsible. It represents the last step of the so-called respiratory chain....

 2019-11-14 16:59 

ScienceDaily.com

Megadrought likely triggered the fall of the Assyrian Empire...

The Neo-Assyrian Empire, centered in northern Iraq and extending from Iran to Egypt -- the largest empire of its time -- collapsed after more than two centuries of dominance at the fall of its capital, Nineveh, in 612 B.C.E. Despite a plethora of cuneifor...

 2019-11-14 16:59 

ScienceDaily.com

For some urban areas, a warming climate is only half the threat...

A new study projects that the growth of urban areas in the coming decades will trigger ''extra'' warming due to a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect (UHI). According to their findings, urban expansion will cause the average s...

 2019-11-14 16:59 

ScienceDaily.com

Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model...

Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles....

 2019-11-14 16:59 

ScienceDaily.com

DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in Western Europe...

Researchers have put DNA evidence together with long-term genealogical data to explore questions of biological fatherhood on a broad scale among people living in parts of Western Europe over the last 500 years. The study found evidence of extra-pair pater...

 2019-11-14 16:59 

ScienceDaily.com

Ocean studies look at microscopic diversity and activity across entire planet...

Two new articles use samples and data collected during the Tara Oceans Expedition to analyze current ocean diversity across the planet, providing a baseline to better understand climate change's impact on the oceans....

 2019-11-14 16:59 

ScienceDaily.com

There are variations in plankton biodiversity and activity from the equator to the poles...

New results between 2009 and 2013 show that the diversity and functions of planktonic species in the global ocean change dramatically according to latitude....

 2019-11-14 16:59 

ScienceDaily.com

Butterflies take different paths to arrive at same color pattern...

An international team of scientists working with Heliconius butterflies in Panama was faced with a mystery: how do pairs of unrelated butterflies from Peru to Costa Rica evolve nearly the same wing-color patterns over and over again? The answer forever ch...

 2019-11-14 16:59 

ScienceDaily.com

Breakthrough in malaria research...

Cell biologists have systematically investigated the genome of the malaria parasite Plasmodium throughout its life cycle in a large-scale experiment. The researchers were able to identify hundreds of targets that are urgently needed in drug and vaccine de...

 2019-11-14 16:59 

ScienceDaily.com

We know we're full because a stretched intestine tells us so...

We commonly think a full stomach is what tells us to stop eating, but it may be that a stretched intestine plays an even bigger role in making us feel sated, according to new laboratory research....

 2019-11-14 16:59 

ScienceDaily.com

Study shows link between health and size of social group...

A new study has found that crows living in large social groups are healthier than crows that have fewer social interactions....

 2019-11-14 16:59 

ScienceDaily.com

Stress, plastic additives in late pregnancy raise risk of premature birth...

Women exposed simultaneously to stress and plastic additives late in pregnancy are at increased risk for premature birth, according to a new study....

 2019-11-14 16:58 

ScienceDaily.com

Bisphenol-A structural analogues may be less likely than BPA to disrupt heart rhythm...

Some chemical alternatives to plastic bisphenol-A (BPA), which is still commonly used in medical settings such as operating rooms and intensive care units, may be less disruptive to heart electrical function than BPA, according to a pre-clinical study tha...

 2019-11-14 16:58 

ScienceDaily.com

Global climate change concerns for Africa's Lake Victoria...

Researchers have developed a model to project lake levels in world's largest tropical lake....

 2019-11-14 16:58 

ScienceDaily.com

Two cosmic peacocks show violent history of the magellanic clouds...

Two peacock-shaped gaseous clouds were revealed in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). A team of astronomers found several massive baby stars in the complex filamentary clouds, which agrees well with computer simulations of giant collisions of gaseous cloud...

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