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 2017-09-21 16:10 

Nature

United Kingdom sees dip in European research applications after Brexit vote... +

But overall data don't show a big impact on UK's involvement with European science....

 2017-09-21 16:08 

BBC

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history... +

DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa....

 2017-09-21 16:01 

LiveScience.com

Your Brain Sees Faces, Even When You Don't... +

Researchers have identified a neuron in the brain that can recognize familiar faces, even if you aren't aware of seeing them. ...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

New research suggests Mercurys poles are icier than scientists thought... +

Researchers have found new evidence of ice sheets in permanently shadowed craters near the north pole of Mercury....

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Phys.org

Ancient human DNA in sub-Saharan Africa lifts veil on prehistory... +

The first large-scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identity of prehistoric populations in the region and how they moved around and replaced one another over the past 8,000 years....

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Phys.org

Study provides insights into how algae siphon carbon dioxide from the air... +

Two new studies of green algaethe scourge of swimming pool owners and freshwater pondshave revealed new insights into how these organisms siphon carbon dioxide from the air for use in photosynthesis, a key factor in their ability to grow so quickly. Under...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Phys.org

Signs of sleep seen in jellyfish... +

Jellyfish snooze just like the rest of us. Like humans, mice, fish and flies, the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea exhibits the telltale signs of sleep, scientists report September 21, 2017 in the journal Current Biology. But unlike other animals that slum...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Seeker

The discovery that jellyfish go to sleep is making scientists rethink when sleep first evolved, what it actually is, and how it helps us and other snoozers.... +

Credit: CaltechJellyfish lack ears, eyes, a nose, a heart, bones, and a brain. In fact, they dont even have a head. Their states of being, as they float and pulse rhythmically in water, have therefore mostly been unknown.Despite the fact that jellyfis...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Phys.org

Scientists sequence asexual tiny wormwhose lineage stretches back 18 million years... +

A team of scientists has sequenced, for the first time, a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species that originated approximately 18 million years agomaking it one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals known. The work rev...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Science AAAS

Updated: First big efforts to sequence ancient African DNA reveal how early humans swept across the continent ... +

Two new studies suggest extensive migration and an early south-west population split...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

Scientific American

Binary Giant Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy's Core... +

The objects are separated by less than one light year—the most compact pairing of supermassive black holes ever seen ...

 2017-09-21 16:00 

New Scientist

Lightning storms triggered by exhaust from cargo ships... +

The world's busiest shipping lanes have twice as many bolts of lightning as nearby areas, and ships pumping soot into the air seem to be responsible...

 2017-09-21 15:49 

livemint

Earths sixth mass extinction likely by 2100: MIT study... +

Earths sixth mass extinction may become a reality by year 2100 due to increasing carbon pressure on oceans, says MITs Daniel H. Rothman in a new study...

 2017-09-21 15:44 

RedOrbit

Sexual rivals can influence the size of a ducks penis... +

Odds are, most people havent spent a lot of time pondering the specifics of duck penises, but a researcher from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts has spent more than a decade investigating their genitalia and has published a new study d...

 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 15:30 

Space.com

Atlas V Rocket to Launch US Spy Satellite Overnight Tonight: Watch Live... +

An American spy satellite will launch on a clandestine mission early Friday (Sept. 22), and you can follow the spaceflight action live. Liftoff is set for 1:38 a.m. EDT (0538 GMT; 10:38 p.m. Local California Time)....

 2017-09-21 15:30 

Science AAAS

Craig Venters synthetic biology company hit with gender discrimination suit... +

Attorney who worked for firm says the famed genomicist himself made off-color remark...

 2017-09-21 15:27 

TreeHugger

It's time to adopt Cosmic Time, one time for the entire world... +

Time zones are an anachronism in the Internet age. Let's get rid of them....

 2017-09-21 15:23 

The Daily Galaxy

Two Monster Black Holes Found Orbiting Center of Their Galaxy Every 100,000 Years... +

Not one but two gigantic black holes, separated by less than 1 light-year and together harbor about 40 million times the mass of the sun, lurk at the heart of the distant spiral galaxy NGC 7674, which lies about 400...      &...

 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 

BBC

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 

ScienceDaily.com

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 15:07 

ScienceDaily.com

Mitochondria drive cell survival in times of need... +

Researchers have discovered a mechanism through which mitochondria, the energy factory of our body's cells, play a role in preventing cells from dying when the cells are deprived of nutrients -- a finding that points to a potential target for next-generat...

 2017-09-21 15:06 

ScienceDaily.com

Surprising discovery: How the African tsetse fly really drinks your blood... +

Researchers 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. Using a new high-powered scanning electron microscope, researchers were able to see the rows of shar...

 2017-09-21 15:06 

ScienceDaily.com

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

A new article suggests NASA and others hunting for proof of Martian biology in the form of 'microfossils' could use the element vanadium in combination with Raman spectroscopy to confirm traces of extraterrestrial life....

 2017-09-21 15:03 

Phys.org

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 

livemint

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 

Phys.org

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 15:00 

LiveScience.com

Jaguar Facts: Biggest Cat in Americas... +

Jaguars are the third-largest big cat in the world after lions and tigers....

 2017-09-21 14:59 

TreeHugger

The 10 most peaceful countries in the world... +

Europe remains the most peaceful region, but the 2017 Global Peace Index shows that peace in the U.S. has taken a tumble....

 2017-09-21 14:54 

LiveScience.com

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)... +

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 2017-09-21 14:42 

ScienceDaily.com

Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease... +

Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive if introduced, according to researchers. The two mosquito...

 2017-09-21 14:42 

ScienceDaily.com

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 

ScienceDaily.com

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 14:40 

Quanta Magazine

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning... +

A new idea is helping to explain the puzzling success of todays artificial-intelligence algorithms and might also explain how human brains learn....

 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 

LiveScience.com

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 

ScienceDaily.com

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 

ScienceDaily.com

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 study....

 2017-09-21 14:17 

ScienceDaily.com

Production of key diabetes cells can be improved... +

In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research, the current way of producing beta ce...

 2017-09-21 14:17 

ScienceDaily.com

Recipe for forest restoration discovered... +

A new study has uncovered some valuable information on ways to maximize the success of replanting efforts, bringing new hope for restoring these threatened ecosystems....

 2017-09-21 14:17 

ScienceDaily.com

Changing of the guard: research sheds light on how plants breathe... +

New research is set to change the textbook understanding of how plants breathe. Researchers have developed the first full 3D model of a guard cell....

 2017-09-21 14:17 

ScienceDaily.com

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 

ScienceDaily.com

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....

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