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 2017-09-21 15:30 

Science AAAS

A farright party is about to enter the German parliament. What does that mean for science? ... +

Alternative for Germany agrees with Donald Trump on climate change and with Greenpeace on transgenic crops...

 2017-09-21 15:30 

Scientific American

Cities Sue Big Oil for Damages from Rising Seas... +

Oakland and San Francisco want oil companies to pay for climate change adaptation programs ...

 2017-09-21 15:30 

Scientific American

The Monster Hurricanes of 2017... +

The science behind the powerful storms that have thrashed the Caribbean and U.S. coasts ...

 2017-09-21 15:15 

Science AAAS

Russia wants to protect itself from climate changewithout reducing carbon emissions... +

This year's extreme storms and forest fires force officials to get serious on climate adaptation...

 2017-09-21 15:15 

Scientific American

Some of the Best Parts of Autonomous Vehicles Are Already Here... +

Consumers waiting for driverless vehicles to improve road safety might be overlooking the boring near-term advances that could make a real difference ...

 2017-09-21 15:12 


Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'... +

The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question....

 2017-09-21 15:07

One in four girls is depressed at age 14... +

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14....

 2017-09-21 15:03

Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars? New research says look for the element vanadium... +

The search for biology on neighbor planet Mars won't play out like a Hollywood movie starring little green men. Rather, many scientists agree if there was life on the Red Planet, it probably will present itself as fossilized bacteria. To find it, astrobio...

 2017-09-21 15:02 


Genome editing reveals key gene for human embryo growth... +

Scientists have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in the early development of human embryos, a potential boost for fertility treatment...

 2017-09-21 15:02

Surprising discoveryhow the African tsetse fly really drinks your blood... +

Researchers at the University of Bristol have been taking a close-up look at the biting mouthparts of the African tsetse fly as part of ongoing work on the animal diseases it carries....

 2017-09-21 15:00 

Scientific American

Sexual Competition Among Ducks Wreaks Havoc on Penis Size... +

When forced to compete for mates, some birds develop longer penises and others almost nothing at all ...

 2017-09-21 14:54

New Ancient Sloth Discovered in Mexican Sinkhole... +

The skeleton of a new ancient ground sloth, discovered in a Mexican sinkhole, is most closely related to giant ground sloths in South America....

 2017-09-21 14:45 

Science AAAS

HHMIs own brand of diversity in the life sciences... +

Women make up majority in new postdoc fellowship targeting underrepresented groups...

 2017-09-21 14:43 

The Daily Galaxy

BBC Interviews Head of NASA Astrobiology --"Life on Saturn's Enceladus" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)... +


 2017-09-21 14:42

New hermit crab uses live coral as its home... +

A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a new study....

 2017-09-21 14:42

Brain inflammation linked to suicidal thinking in depression... +

Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study. Scientists have found that the increase in the inflammatory marker was present specifically i...

 2017-09-21 14:28 

The Daily Galaxy

The Alien Observatory --"Advanced Life May Exist in a Form That's Beyond Matter"... +

Astrophysicist Paul Davies at Arizona State University suggests that advanced technology might not even be made of matter. That it might have no fixed size or shape; have no well-defined boundaries. Is dynamical on all scales of space and time.... &#...

 2017-09-21 14:25

Teen Dies from 'Rapunzel Syndrome': Why Do People Eat Their Hair?... +

A teen in England died after a large hair ball in her stomach led to a body-wide infection. How do these hair balls form, and what causes people to eat their hair?...

 2017-09-21 14:17

Better rechargeable batteries coming soon?... +

Novel lithium electrodes coated with indium could be the basis for more powerful, longer-lasting, rechargeable batteries. The coating hinders undesirable side-reactions between the electrode and electrolyte, provide a more uniform deposition of lithium wh...

 2017-09-21 14:17

Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrass... +

New research and collaboration could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide. What they discovered is that local knowledge is the key to a successful management ap...

 2017-09-21 14:17

Obese dogs helped by 'effective' weight loss trials... +

On average overweight dogs lose an average of 11 percent of their body weight when enrolled on a weight loss trial according to researchers who have conducted the largest international multi-center weight study....

 2017-09-21 14:17

Lightning-fast trappers... +

New findings have been gained on the biomechanics and evolution of suction traps in carnivorous bladderworts....

 2017-09-21 14:17

Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreading... +

Following genetic studies of deformed calves, research is able to uncover a previously unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding bull from which the mutation and thus the deformation originate has now been put down to prevent the disease f...

 2017-09-21 14:02

Changing of the guardresearch sheds light on how plants breathe... +

New research is set to change the textbook understanding of how plants breathe....

 2017-09-21 14:00 

Scientific American

What Can You Do for a Fatty Liver?... +

Fatty liver disease can be a warning sign of bigger troubles ahead. Fortunately, it’s something that can be turned around with diet and lifestyle changes. ...

 2017-09-21 13:46

Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells... +

Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy conversion efficiency....

 2017-09-21 13:30

Gravitational waves may oscillate, just like neutrinos... +

( data from the first-ever gravitational waves detected last year, along with a theoretical analysis, physicists have shown that gravitational waves may oscillate between two different forms called "g" and "f"-type gravitational waves. The p...

 2017-09-21 13:26

'Vegetarian' Dinos Made Exception for Shellfish, Poop Study Shows... +

The herbivorous duck-billed dinosaurs didn't eat just plants. They also ate shellfish, as the dino's fossilized poop shows....

 2017-09-21 13:15 

Scientific American

Prepping for Alien Oceans, NASA Goes Deep... +

Deep-sea observatory tests technologies for eventual exploration of Europa or other icy moons ...

 2017-09-21 13:03

Football helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time, study suggests... +

While football-related concussions have been top of mind in recent years, people have struggled to create technology to accurately measure them in real time. Engineers have now developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a fo...

 2017-09-21 13:03

Precisely defined polymer chains now a reality... +

The materiality exhibited by humanmade polymers currently relies on simple chemical bonds and the sequence order taken by molecules in the polymer chain. We now no longer need to rely on fate to determine such materiality with this new technique for preci...

 2017-09-21 13:00

Shhhh! Some plant-eating dinos snacked on crunchy critters... +

Scientists studying dinosaur poop found that some duck-billed dinos cheated on their vegetarian diets by snacking on crustaceans....

 2017-09-21 13:00

Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as a side dish... +

Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study....

 2017-09-21 12:40

Study of fossil remains on Sumba island reveals unique creature history... +

( team of researchers from the U.K., Indonesia and Australia has found fossil evidence of several unique creatures that once lived on the Indonesian island of Sumba. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group descr...

 2017-09-21 12:26

Too much sun is no goodfor people or plants... +

People avoid sunburn by applying sunscreen. But how do plants avoid getting burnt?...

 2017-09-21 12:13

Turning the evolutionary clock back on a light-sensitive protein... +

We are inching closer to using light to help cure diseases. The key is harnessing the power of proteins that are sensitive to light....

 2017-09-21 12:11

New Horizons Probe Wakes from 5-Month Slumber... +

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is zooming through the outer solar system with its eyes open once again....

 2017-09-21 12:10 


Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

Pioneering mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal....

 2017-09-21 12:10 


Historical data: Hidden in the past... +

Old photos, logbooks and papers are a gold mine for fields such as ecology and climatology....

 2017-09-21 12:10 


Relativity: Final ascent of physics... +

Robert P. Crease applauds the third volume of a thrilling guide to a special pursuit....

 2017-09-21 12:10 


Golden Germany... +

Government's push for excellence is creating a golden age of opportunity for scientists flocking to the country....

 2017-09-21 12:10 


Engineering: Reclusive genius who connected the world... +

W. Bernard Carlson relishes a biography of a self-taught engineer who revolutionized telecommunications....

 2017-09-21 12:10 


Fiction: The science in Sherlock Holmes... +

Maria Konnikova detects the fictional sleuth's inner researcher, 130 years on from his 'birth'....

 2017-09-21 12:10 


Outside the lab: Side jobs for scientists... +

Paid work beyond the bench can offer a welcome source of income to cash-strapped junior researchers and provide opportunities for career development....

 2017-09-21 12:07

Intense storms provide the first test of powerful new hurricane forecast tools ... +

From Harvey to Maria, this years powerful hurricanes are giving scientists latest forecasting tools a trial by fire....

 2017-09-21 12:02

Extinct Big-Mouthed Frogs May Have Dined on Dinos... +

Horned frogs' powerful bites hint that an extinct, ancient relative may have packed even more of a mouthy wallop....

 2017-09-21 12:01

WWI German U-Boat Found Nearly Intact Off Belgium Coast... +

Marine archaeologists have uncovered the wreck of a World War I German U-Boat off the coast of Belgium....

 2017-09-21 12:00

2 Monster Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy's Heart... +

Not one but two gigantic black holes lurk at the heart of the distant spiral galaxy NGC 7674, a new study suggests....

 2017-09-21 12:00

Stratolaunch's Giant Rocket-Launching Aircraft Passes Engine Test... +

Stratolaunch announced Sept. 19 that the company has achieved another milestone in the development of a unique giant aircraft that will serve as a launch platform....

 2017-09-21 12:00 


Raw furniture is grown with mushroom mycelium... +

Coppiced wood and fungi become one in this collection of conceptual furniture....

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