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 2017-07-27 20:12 

Phys.org

DNA links male, female butterfly thought to be distinct species... +

Researchers recently discovered what was thought to be a distinct species of butterfly is actually the female of a species known to science for more than a century....

 2017-07-27 20:00 

Universe Today

Cassini Finds that Titan is Building the Chemicals that Might Have Led to Life on Earth... +

A new study by an international team of scientists shows how Titan's atmosphere could contain a key building block for organic molecules, which could drastic implications in the hunt for extra-terrestrial life. The post Cassini Finds that Titan is Buildin...

 2017-07-27 19:53 

Phys.org

Seeing the light: Researchers seek to improve solar cell technology using new materials and nanowires... +

Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are expanding solar cell technology using nanowires to capture more of the sun's energy and transform it into usable electricity. Comparable to ultra-thin blades of grass, nanowires added to today's convent...

 2017-07-27 19:53 

Phys.org

Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing... +

Researchers have taken an important step toward the long-sought goal of a quantum computer, which in theory should be capable of vastly faster computations than conventional computers, for certain kinds of problems. The new work shows that collections of ...

 2017-07-27 19:00 

New Scientist

Tardigrade genomes help explain how they survive without water... +

Water bears, or tardigrades, can survive long periods without any water discovering how they do it could lead to new ways to store vaccines in desiccated form...

 2017-07-27 19:00 

Scientific American

Witness the Solar Eclipse without Frying Your Eyes or Your Camera... +

America is preparing for a sea-to-shining-sea solar eclipse. Here’s how you can watch the spectacular display, and maybe even snap a photo to commemorate the event, without burning your retinas... ...

 2017-07-27 18:57 

National Geographic

Our 5 Favorite Animal Videos of the Summer... +

See some of our producers' favorite recent videos, from a charging bear to a slimy highway....

 2017-07-27 18:45 

ScienceDaily.com

DNA links male, female butterfly thought to be distinct species... +

Researchers recently discovered what was thought to be a distinct species of butterfly is actually the female of a species known to science for more than a century....

 2017-07-27 18:33 

National Geographic

Why D.C. Is the New Hub for U.S. Ivory Sales... +

As states impose their own bans on ivory to help save elephants, it appears the market is simply shifting to other spots....

 2017-07-27 18:28 

Seeker

Tardigrades are virtually indestructible, and scientist believe alien life could share some of the same qualities as these tiny creatures.... +

Credit: Kazuharu Arakawa and Hiroki HigashiyamaTardigrades, also known as water bears, are less than a fraction of an inch in length, yet they are believed to be Earths toughest, hardiest animals. They are virtually indestructible. Tardigrades have th...

 2017-07-27 18:20 

TreeHugger

Should Police be allowed to block bike lanes?... +

The issue seems to cause outrage on both sides of the bike divide just about everywhere...

 2017-07-27 18:18 

ScienceDaily.com

Co-infection with two common gut pathogens worsens malnutrition in mice... +

Two gut pathogens commonly found in malnourished children combine to worsen malnutrition and impair growth in laboratory mice, according to new research....

 2017-07-27 18:18 

ScienceDaily.com

Seeing in the dark: Minus sunlight, a general theory reveals universal patterns in ecology... +

By omitting mechanistic drivers such as sunlight, a statistical theory accurately describes broad ecological patterns in a Panama forest, as well as other natural systems and communities....

 2017-07-27 18:18 

ScienceDaily.com

Errors made by 'DNA spellchecker' revealed as important cause of cancer... +

Important processes that create mutations that cause cancer have been identified by researchers studying the genomes of more than 1,000 tumors. Many mutations in human cancers are caused by mistakes made by a repair mechanism or 'DNA spellchecker' rather ...

 2017-07-27 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Which type of cell to become: Decision through indecision... +

From the moment of fertilization, building a human body involves a series of choices where cells generated by cell division must elect which of the myriad types of cell they will become. How does this decision occur? New research suggests that fate decisi...

 2017-07-27 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Lab-created mini-brains reveal how growing organ maintains neuronal balance... +

Scientists can now explore in a laboratory dish how the human brain develops by creating organoids -- distinct, three-dimensional regions of the brain. Scientists coaxed early stage stem cells to create and fuse two types of organoids from different brain...

 2017-07-27 18:16 

ScienceDaily.com

New method promises easier nanoscale manufacturing... +

A new way to precisely pattern nanomaterials has been revealed by researchers, who say that it could open a new path to the next generation of everyday electronic devices....

 2017-07-27 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

Secrets of the amazing tardigrades revealed by their DNA... +

New genome sequences shed light on both the origins of the tardigrades (also known as water bears or moss piglets), and the genes that underlie their extraordinary ability to survive in extreme conditions....

 2017-07-27 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

Hunting-related pathogen exposure not just for adult males... +

Hunting and slaughtering wild animals in Western and Central Africa can put humans at risk of contracting zoonotic infections, including Ebola virus and Lassa virus. While previous studies have suggested that this risky hunting behavior is mostly limited ...

 2017-07-27 18:15 

TreeHugger

Woman converts van into stylish all-terrain home on wheels (Video)... +

Following her passion for wild, beautiful places, this professional outdoor enthusiast and travel blogger built this comfortable home on wheels to live in full-time....

 2017-07-27 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

Bronze Age Iberia received fewer steppe invaders than the rest of Europe... +

The genomes of individuals who lived on the Iberian Peninsula in the Bronze Age had minor genetic input from Steppe invaders, suggesting that these migrations played a smaller role in the genetic makeup and culture of Iberian people, compared to other par...

 2017-07-27 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists block evolution's molecular nerve pruning in rodents... +

Researchers investigating why some people suffer from motor disabilities report they may have dialed back evolution's clock a few ticks by blocking molecular pruning of sophisticated brain-to-limb nerve connections in maturing mice....

 2017-07-27 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

Longstanding biological mystery of DNA organization now solved... +

Stretched out, the DNA from all the cells in our body would reach Pluto. So how does each tiny cell pack a two-meter length of DNA into its nucleus, which is just one-thousandth of a millimeter across? The answer to this daunting biological riddle is cent...

 2017-07-27 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

Sticky when wet: Strong adhesive for wound healing... +

A super-strong 'tough adhesive' has been created that is non-toxic and binds to biological tissues with a strength comparable to the body's own resilient cartilage, even when they're wet. Inspired by the glue produced by a slug, the double-layered hydroge...

 2017-07-27 18:15 

ScienceDaily.com

A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria... +

Biologists have gained important new insights by resolving with near-atomic clarity, the very first core membrane protein structure in the simplest known photosynthetic bacterium, called Heliobacterium modesticaldum (Helios was the Greek sun god). By solv...

 2017-07-27 18:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Novel perspectives on anti-amyloid treatment for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease... +

For decades, researches have been investigating the underlying foundations of Alzheimer's disease to provide clues for the design of a successful therapy. Breakthrough insights reveal the molecular basis of the hereditary form of Alzheimer's disease that ...

 2017-07-27 18:14 

Universe Today

Hubble Sees Tiny Phobos Orbiting Mars... +

In May of 2016, when Mars was making its closest pass to Earth in over a decade, Hubble captured images that were used to make a time-lapse video of Phobos popping out from behind Mars. The post Hubble Sees Tiny Phobos Orbiting Mars appeared first on Univ...

 2017-07-27 18:06 

ScienceNews.org

Tardigrades arent champion gene swappers after all... +

Genetic studies reveal more secrets of the bizarre creatures known as tardigrades....

 2017-07-27 18:05 

National Geographic

Heavier Rainfall Will Increase Water Pollution in Future... +

Researchers anticipate harmful nitrogen outputs to increase as a result of precipitation changes....

 2017-07-27 18:00 

Phys.org

Fundamental breakthrough in the future of designing materials... +

A team of researchers from AMBER centre based in Trinity College Dublin, have made a breakthrough in the area of material design - one that challenges the commonly held view on how the fundamental building blocks of matter come together to form materials....

 2017-07-27 18:00 

Phys.org

Projected precipitation increases are bad news for water quality... +

If climate change is not curbed, increased precipitation could substantially overload U.S. waterways with excess nitrogen, according to a new study from Carnegie's Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak and Princeton University's Venkatramani Balaji published by Sci...

 2017-07-27 18:00 

Phys.org

Which type of cell to become: Decision through indecision... +

From the moment of fertilization, building a human body involves a series of choices where cells generated by cell division must elect which of the myriad types of cell they will become. How does this decision occur? New research from Alice Moussy and col...

 2017-07-27 18:00 

Phys.org

Sticky when wet: Strong adhesive for wound healing... +

Anyone who has ever tried to put on a Band-Aid when their skin is damp knows that it can be frustrating. Wet skin isn't the only challenge for medical adhesives - the human body is full of blood, serum, and other fluids that complicate the repair of numer...

 2017-07-27 18:00 

Phys.org

A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria... +

Every day, enough sunlight hits the Earth to power the planet many times overif only we could more efficiently capture all the energy....

 2017-07-27 18:00 

Phys.org

New method promises easier nanoscale manufacturing... +

Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new way to precisely pattern nanomaterials that could open a new path to the next generation of everyday electronic devices....

 2017-07-27 18:00 

Phys.org

Scientists solve longstanding biological mystery of DNA organization... +

Stretched out, the DNA from all the cells in our body would reach Pluto. So how does each tiny cell pack a two-meter length of DNA into its nucleus, which is just one-thousandth of a millimeter across?...

 2017-07-27 18:00 

Phys.org

Secrets of the amazing tardigrades revealed by their DNA... +

New genome sequences shed light on both the origins of the tardigrades (also known as water bears or moss piglets), and the genes that underlie their extraordinary ability to survive in extreme conditions. A team of researchers led by Mark Blaxter and Kaz...

 2017-07-27 18:00 

ScienceNews.org

The thinnest films of copper look flat, but they arent... +

It turns out that thin films of copper dont lay flat, a discovery that has implications for computers and handheld electronics....

 2017-07-27 18:00 

ScienceNews.org

Slug slime inspires a new type of surgical glue ... +

A new glue that mimics a slugs mucus secretions sticks well, even when wet. The adhesive could be used in place of sutures or staples in surgeries....

 2017-07-27 18:00 

Phys.org

Bronze Age Iberia received fewer steppe invaders than the rest of Europe... +

The genomes of individuals who lived on the Iberian Peninsula in the Bronze Age had minor genetic input from Steppe invaders, suggesting that these migrations played a smaller role in the genetic makeup and culture of Iberian people, compared to other par...

 2017-07-27 17:29 

TreeHugger

Humans need to reconnect with nature... +

A new survey has found Britons to be disturbingly out of touch with their natural surroundings, and that comes at a high cost....

 2017-07-27 17:03 

Phys.org

In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos... +

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases....

 2017-07-27 17:00 

Scientific American

"True Blue" Chrysanthemum Flowers Produced with Genetic Engineering... +

Scientists added two genes to the plant's genome to get the new hue ...

 2017-07-27 17:00 

New Scientist

Bronze Age DNA calls famous biblical slaughter into question... +

DNA from five ancient skeletons confirms the Canaanites were not annihilated by the Israelites, as the Bible suggests, but live on in modern day Lebanon...

 2017-07-27 16:55 

Phys.org

Effects of a major drug target regulated through molecular 'codes'... +

A team spearheaded by Van Andel Research Institute scientists has answered a long-standing question that may lead to more effective drugs with fewer side effects for diseases ranging from heart failure to cancer....

 2017-07-27 16:47 

National Geographic

Living Descendants of Biblical Canaanites Identified Via DNA... +

Genome sequenced from 3,700-year-old remains is found in today's residents of Lebanon....

 2017-07-27 16:47 

Space.com

Senate Bill Finds Middle Ground for NASA Funding... +

A Senate appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill July 25 that would provide NASA with $19.5 billion, striking a middle ground between the administrations original request and a more generous House bill....

 2017-07-27 16:45 

Scientific American

A Carbon-Free City Is Being Built from Scratch... +

The Colorado city will rely on solar energy, a king-sized lithium-ion battery, and energy efficiency schemes ...

 2017-07-27 16:39 

National Geographic

What We Can Learn From This Ancient Lunchbox... +

The Bronze Age contents of the small wooden container could help scientists piece together the evolution of early Europeans....

 2017-07-27 16:34 

Sky & Telescope

Milky Way May Be Made with Swapped Gas... +

High-powered simulations suggest that half of the material in the Milky Way could come from other galaxies. The post Milky Way May Be Made with Swapped Gas appeared first on Sky & Telescope....

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