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 2017-09-21 14:17 

ScienceDaily.com

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

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 14:17 

ScienceDaily.com

Lightning-fast trappers... +

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

 2017-09-21 14:17 

ScienceDaily.com

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 14:17 

ScienceDaily.com

Whole food diet may help prevent colon cancer, other chronic conditions... +

A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers. Understanding how these compounds work on a molecula...

 2017-09-21 14:03 

Space.com

Plate Tectonics May Have Begun a Billion Years After Earth's Birth... +

The differentiation of oceanic and continental crust could date back 3.5 billion years....

 2017-09-21 14:02 

Phys.org

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 13:55 

ScienceDaily.com

Increasing frequency of blood donation has no major side effects... +

Giving blood more frequently - up to every 8 weeks for men and every 12 weeks for women - has no major side effects and could help to increase blood stocks, according to the first ever randomized trial of blood donation involving more than 45000 people in...

 2017-09-21 13:55 

ScienceDaily.com

Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler increases the risk of hard-to-treat infections... +

Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections, according to a large study....

 2017-09-21 13:55 

ScienceDaily.com

Diamonds show Earth still capable of ‘superhot’ surprises... +

Diamonds may be ‘forever’ but some may have formed more recently than geologists thought. A study of 26 diamonds, formed under extreme melting conditions in the Earth’s mantle, found two populations, one of which has geologically ‘young’ ages. The results...

 2017-09-21 13:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Solar eruption ‘photobombed’ Mars encounter with Comet Siding Spring... +

When Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed just 140,000 kilometers from Mars on 19th October 2014, depositing a large amount of debris in the Martian atmosphere, space agencies coordinated multiple spacecraft to witness the largest meteor shower in recor...

 2017-09-21 13:50 

ScienceDaily.com

New genetic test for predicting cancer recurrence... +

Researchers have discovered a new genetic test which could help predict cancer recurrence - paving the way for more precise, personalised treatments....

 2017-09-21 13:50 

ScienceDaily.com

In times of climate change: What a lake’s color can tell about its condition... +

With the help of satellite observations from 188 lakes worldwide, scientists have shown that the warming of large lakes amplifies their color. Lakes which are green due to their high phytoplankton content tend to become greener in warm years as phytoplank...

 2017-09-21 13:49 

ScienceDaily.com

Cannabis, 'spice' – better think twice... +

Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the world, and the advent of synthetic cannabinoids creates additional challenges to the society because of their higher potency and ability to escape drug detection screenings.  Scientists have a warning abou...

 2017-09-21 13:46 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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

(Phys.org)Using 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 

LiveScience.com

'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 

ScienceDaily.com

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 

ScienceDaily.com

No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet... +

A new study has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments showed low to medium efficacy in redu...

 2017-09-21 13:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Many YouTube videos glorify alcohol... +

YouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the 'fun' side of drinking....

 2017-09-21 13:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Tiny Brazilian frogs are deaf to their own calls... +

Pumpkin toadlets, found on the leaf litter of Brazil's Atlantic forest, are among the smallest frogs in the world. Scientists have now discovered that two species of these tiny orange frogs cannot hear the sound of their own calls....

 2017-09-21 13:03 

ScienceDaily.com

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 13:02 

ScienceDaily.com

An extraordinary cave animal found in Eastern Turkmenistan... +

A remote cave in Eastern Turkmenistan was found to shelter a marvelous cave-adapted inhabitant that turned out to represent a species and genus new to science. This new troglodyte is the first of its order from Central Asia and the first strictly subterra...

 2017-09-21 13:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Premature births cost health plans $6 billion annually... +

A new study estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013 and a substantial portion of that sum was spent on infants with major birth defects....

 2017-09-21 13:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Higher manganese levels in children correlate with lower IQ scores... +

A study led by environmental health researchers finds that children in East Liverpool, Ohio with higher levels of Manganese (Mn) had lower IQ scores....

 2017-09-21 13:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Going diving in the tropics? Don't eat the reef fish!... +

Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy....

 2017-09-21 13:00 

ScienceNews.org

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 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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

(Phys.org)A 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 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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 

Space.com

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 

Nature

Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

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

 2017-09-21 12:10 

Nature

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 

Nature

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 

Nature

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 

Nature

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 

Nature

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 

Nature

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 

ScienceNews.org

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 

LiveScience.com

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 

LiveScience.com

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 

Space.com

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 

Space.com

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 

TreeHugger

Raw furniture is grown with mushroom mycelium... +

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

 2017-09-21 11:32 

Phys.org

Dino-killing asteroid sped up bird evolution... +

Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. That's one conclusion drawn by the authors of a new study jus...

 2017-09-21 11:30 

Phys.org

Four elements make 2-D optical platform... +

Rice University scientists have discovered a two-dimensional alloy with an optical bandgap that can be tuned by the temperature used to grow it....

 2017-09-21 11:24 

Phys.org

High-speed movie aids scientists who design glowing molecules... +

The crystal jellyfish swims off the coast of the Pacific Northwest and can illuminate the waters when disturbed. That glow comes from proteins that absorb energy and then release it as bright flashes....

 2017-09-21 11:15 

Seeker

Mammals, including humans, suffer from age-related hearing loss, but new research finds that barn owls have self-repairing ears, which retain their ability over time.... +

Credit: Universal Images Group via Getty ImagesEven if a person has lived a rather dull, quiet life no concerts, raucous parties, and other noisy activities the individuals sense of hearing will deteriorate to a certain extent over time. By age 65, ...

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