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 2017-09-22 16:38

Aaron Hernandez Had 'Severe' Form of Brain Disease: What Is CTE?... +

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez had a severe form of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died earlier this year, a new analysis of his brain shows....

 2017-09-22 16:33 


87 percent of Dutch cyclists killed while on e-bikes were over 60 years old... +

Are e-bikes inherently more dangerous? Or are their older riders inherently more fragile?...

 2017-09-22 16:31 

National Geographic

Hurricane Damages Giant Radio TelescopeWhy It Matters... +

Staff at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico are safe, but the storm destroyed a key instrument, and conditions in surrounding towns are still unknown....

 2017-09-22 16:29

Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties... +

When a nitrogen atom is next to the space vacated by a carbon atom, it forms what is called a nitrogen-vacancy center. Now, researchers have shown how they can create more NV centers, which makes sensing magnetic fields easier, using a relatively simple m...

 2017-09-22 16:22 


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....

 2017-09-22 16:22 


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

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

 2017-09-22 16:22 


Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

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

 2017-09-22 16:22 


Golden Germany... +

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

 2017-09-22 16:22 


Historical data: Hidden in the past... +

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

 2017-09-22 16:22 


Fiction: The science in Sherlock Holmes... +

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

 2017-09-22 16:21 


Relativity: Final ascent of physics... +

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

 2017-09-22 16:12

Sean Penn to Star in Hulu's Mars Space Drama 'The First' ... +

Move over, Matt Damon it's time for a new name-brand Hollywood actor to take the stage during a fictional Mars mission. Sean Penn, a two-time Academy Award winner, will star in the Hulu original drama series "The First."...

 2017-09-22 16:04 


Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea... +

The near-6,000 sq km block of ice known as A-68 looks finally to be on the move....

 2017-09-22 16:00 


Political bias has been shown to influence a persons view of the truth, but new research suggests people who trust their instincts are more likely to believe false information.... +

Credit: Michael E. Miller/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesSince President Donald Trumps election last year, much ado has been made about fake news and the willingness of some people to believe things that appear farfetched to others. But it turn...

 2017-09-22 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Size matters in the detection of exoplanet atmospheres... +

A group-analysis of 30 exoplanets orbiting distant stars suggests that size, not mass, is a key factor in whether a planets atmosphere can be detected....

 2017-09-22 15:56

The way poison frogs keep from poisoning themselves is complicated... +

Gaining resistance to one of their own toxins forced some poison dart frogs to make other genetic tweaks, too....

 2017-09-22 15:30 

Scientific American

Cities and States Are Picking Up Trump's Slack on Climate... +

A group of states are on track to meet or exceed their share of the Paris accord target ...

 2017-09-22 15:17

700 years old saint myth has been proven (almost) true... +

Scientists confirm that the age and content of an old sack is in accordance with a medieval myth about Saint Francis of Assisi....

 2017-09-22 15:17

Our weight tells how we assess food... +

A new study demonstrated that people of normal weight tend to associate natural foods such as apples with their sensory characteristics. On the other hand, processed foods such as pizzas are generally associated with their function or the context in which...

 2017-09-22 15:17

Residents: Frontline defenders against antibiotic resistance?... +

Residents often decide which antibiotics to start a patient on so they could become the first line of defense against antibiotic resistance....

 2017-09-22 15:17

Strategy might prevent infections in patients with spinal cord injuries... +

A new study sheds light on how to reduce the number of infections in patients with spinal cord injuries without using antibiotics....

 2017-09-22 15:17

Usher syndrome: Gene therapy restores hearing and balance... +

Scientists have recently restored hearing and balance in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 1G characterized by profound congenital deafness and vestibular disorders caused by severe dysmorphogenesis of the mechanoelectrical transduction apparatus of th...

 2017-09-22 15:16 

The Daily Galaxy

"The X-Games of Astronomy" --Scientists Close to Taking Actual Pictures of Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)... +

A super-powered radio telescopes has turned the Earth into one giant eye --the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a multinational effort involving more than 100 researchers--all pointing to Sagittarius A*—the supermassive black hole at the center of our galax...

 2017-09-22 15:15 

Scientific American

Arecibo Observatory Closed by Hurricane Maria... +

The condition of the world’s second-largest radio telescope remains unclear after being battered by the storm ...

 2017-09-22 15:07 

New Scientist

Plan to save Great Barrier Reef from encroaching farm pollution... +

A major project is underway to protect Australias Great Barrier Reef from being smothered and poisoned by agricultural runoff...

 2017-09-22 15:00 

Scientific American

To Advance Medicine's Future, NIH Tries to Win the Trust of Mistreated Communities... +

The agency hopes to enroll 1 million people in its precision medicine effort ...

 2017-09-22 14:56 

New Scientist

New Zealands iconic kiwi birds may be losing their sight... +

Three Okarito brown kiwis living wild in New Zealand are completely blind but in good physical condition, suggesting the species is evolving to lose its sight...

 2017-09-22 14:25

Celebrate the Autumn Equinox 2017 with Jupiter, Moon Conjunction... +

Look up as the autumn equinox of 2017 approaches to see Jupiter and the moon together in the night sky on Sept. 22....

 2017-09-22 14:23

History of Ancient Sparta... +

The Spartans of ancient Greece are famed for their martial traditions. But there is much more to Spartan history than the '300.' ...

 2017-09-22 14:08

Ancient textiles reveal differences in Mediterranean fabrics in the 1st millennium BC... +

Textiles represent one of the earliest human craft technologies and applied arts, and their production would have been one of the most important time, resource and labour consuming activities in the ancient past....

 2017-09-22 14:05

Crowning the 'King of the Crops': Sequencing the white Guinea yam genome... +

An international collaboration involving the Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK, and the Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre, Japan, has for the first time provided a genome sequence for the white Guinea yam, a staple crop with huge economic and cultural sign...

 2017-09-22 14:00 


13 items you should always buy in bulk... +

Learn the rules of bulk-buying to reduce household expenses over time....

 2017-09-22 14:00

Dwarf Planet Pluto: Facts About the Icy Former Planet... +

Learn about the discovery of dwarf planet Pluto, its fascinating orbit and atmosphere and the controversy surrounding its planetary status....

 2017-09-22 13:40

A sustainable future powered by sea... +

Researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy....

 2017-09-22 13:40

Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper... +

It has always been the Holy Grail of materials science to describe and control the material's structure-function relationship. Nanoparticles are an attractive class of components to be used in functional materials because they exhibit size-dependent prope...

 2017-09-22 13:40

Stimuli fading away en route to consciousness... +

Whether or not we consciously perceive the stimuli projected onto our retina is decided in our brain. A recent study shows how some signals dissipate along the processing path to conscious perception. This process begins at rather late stages of signal pr...

 2017-09-22 13:40

Ancient textiles reveal differences in Mediterranean fabrics in the 1st millennium BC... +

Analysis of Iron Age textiles indicates that during c. 1000-400 BC Italy shared the textile culture of Central Europe, while Greece was largely influenced by the traditions of ancient Near East....

 2017-09-22 13:40

Crowning the 'king of the crops': Sequencing the white guinea yam genome... +

Scientists have, for the first time, provided a genome sequence for the white Guinea yam, a staple crop with huge economic and cultural significance on the African continent and a lifeline for millions of people....

 2017-09-22 13:40

Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening... +

When the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air can escape and cause extreme winter chills in parts of the Northern hemisphere. A new study finds that these weak states have become more persistent over the past four decades and can be...

 2017-09-22 13:39 

Physics World

Collider serves up drop of primordial soup... +

Quark–gluon plasma produced at record low energies...

 2017-09-22 13:30 

Scientific American

Jellyfish Caught Snoozing Give Clues to Origin of Sleep... +

The brainless marine creatures are the simplest organisms known to seek slumber ...

 2017-09-22 13:16

Flint's water crisis led to fewer babies and higher fetal death rates, researchers find... +

An estimated 275 fewer children were born in Flint, Michigan, while the city was using lead-contaminated water from the Flint River, according to new research findings....

 2017-09-22 13:16

Breathing dirty air may harm kidneys... +

Outdoor air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure, say researchers. Scientists culled national VA databases to evaluate the effects of air pollution and kidney disease on nearly 2.5 million people over ...

 2017-09-22 13:15

Effective help is available for migraine sufferers... +

Although it’s the third most prevalent illness in the world, migraine is widely misunderstood and frequently undiagnosed. Until quite recently a common “remedy” for migraine was to lie in a dark room and wait for the pain to pass. But today there are trea...

 2017-09-22 13:15 

Scientific American

Scientists Closing in on Dawn of Plate Tectonics... +

The massive slabs of Earth’s crust might have started their journey more than 3.5 billion years ago ...

 2017-09-22 13:15 

Scientific American

Scientists Closing in on the Dawn of Plate Tectonics... +

The massive slabs of Earth’s crust might have started their journey more than 3.5 billion years ago ...

 2017-09-22 13:14

Rainbow colors reveal cell history... +

A system called “Beta-bow”, which allows the history of ?-cells to be traced by genetic bar-coding and multicolor imaging, has been developed by researchers....

 2017-09-22 13:14

Discovery of a new genetic syndrome which predisposes the body to cancer... +

A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations -- those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father -- in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of tumors and causes rejection to chemotherapy treatments. Contrary to what...

 2017-09-22 13:12

Improving techniques for joint defect treatment... +

Different surface topographies and materials provide interesting ways to study cell behavior and potentially provide novel solutions for treating joint defects. Tissue engineering methods that simulate native cartilage could prove useful to create cartila...

 2017-09-22 13:10

Complete structure of mitochondrial respiratory supercomplex decoded... +

( by piece, the circuit diagram for electron transport in the mitochondria has come closer to completion. Each new structure obtained for any of the five respiratory complexes further constrains the assembled puzzle. Eventually, big blocks a...

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