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 2017-09-21 18:12 

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We must accelerate transitions for sustainability and climate change, experts say... +

We must move faster towards a low-carbon world if we are to limit global warming to 2 degrees C this century, experts have warned....

 2017-09-21 18:12 

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Neuron types in brain are defined by gene activity shaping their communication patterns... +

Neurons are the basic building blocks that wire up brain circuits supporting mental activities and behavior. In a major step forward, scientists have described a discovery about the molecular-genetic basis of neuronal cell types. The study, which involves...

 2017-09-21 18:12 

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Heat-loving Australian ants believe in diversity, hint 74 species new to science... +

A genus of Australian ants, many of whose members prefer to forage in blistering temperatures of up to 50°C (122°F), is revised to include 74 new species. The ants include seed-eaters, ant and termite raiders, 'honeypot ants' that store nectar and honeyde...

 2017-09-21 18:12 

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Reconstructing how Neanderthals grew, based on an El Sidrón child... +

How did Neanderthals grow? Does modern man develop in the same way as Homo neanderthalensis did? How does the size of the brain affect the development of the body? Researchers have studied the fossil remains of a Neanderthal child's skeleton in order to e...

 2017-09-21 18:12 

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Rapid hepatitis C testing may help better screen young adults... +

Routine and rapid hepatitis C virus testing among young adults who use injection drugs improves life expectancy and may provide a good use of limited resources, according to new research....

 2017-09-21 18:12 

ScienceDaily.com

Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study finds... +

Exceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal's digestive system. The new study shows that at least two trilobite species evolved a stomach s...

 2017-09-21 18:11 

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Exosomes are the missing link to insulin resistance in diabetes... +

Chronic tissue inflammation resulting from obesity is an underlying cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. But the mechanism by which this occurs has remained cloaked, until now. In a new paper, researchers identified exosomes -- extremely small...

 2017-09-21 18:05 

Sky & Telescope

Some Cosmic Rays Come from Outside the Galaxy... +

Astronomers have detected more extremely energetic cosmic particles coming from one side of the sky than the other. The post Some Cosmic Rays Come from Outside the Galaxy appeared first on Sky & Telescope....

 2017-09-21 18:01 

National Geographic

This Neanderthal Child Grew Up Just Like Us... +

A 49,000-year-old skeleton supports the notion that long childhoodsthought to help nurse a larger brainaren't unique to Homo sapiens....

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study finds... +

Exceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal's digestive system. Published today in the journal PLOS ONE, the new study shows that at least ...

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

We must accelerate transitions for sustainability and climate change, experts say... +

We must move faster towards a low-carbon world if we are to limit global warming to 2oC this century, experts have warned....

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far away... +

In an article published today in the journal Science, the Pierre Auger Collaboration has definitively answered the question of whether cosmic particles from outside the Milky Way Galaxy. The article, titled "Observation of a large-scale anisotropy in the ...

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

Why poison frogs don't poison themselves... +

Don't let their appearance fool you: Thimble-sized, dappled in cheerful colors and squishy, poison frogs in fact harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins we know. With a new paper published in the journal Science, scientists are a step closer to resolvi...

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

Physicists publish new findings on electron emission... +

Even more than 100 years after Einstein's explanation of photoemission the process of electron emission from a solid material upon illumination with light still poses challenging surprises. In the report now published in the journal Science ultrashort pul...

 2017-09-21 18:00 

ScienceNews.org

Ultrahigh energy cosmic rays come from outside the Milky Way... +

The biggest cosmic ray haul ever points toward other galaxies as the source of the rays, not our own....

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Scientific American

Galaxies Far, Far Away Send Us Highest-Energy Cosmic Rays... +

A new study hints that the most energetic particles ever seen come from far beyond the Milky Way. ...

 2017-09-21 18:00 

Physics World

Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays have extra-galactic origins... +

Pierre Auger Observatory homes in on mystery sources...

 2017-09-21 17:54 

Seeker

Oceans are absorbing the extra heat from greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, and thats giving tropical cyclones a boost of energy.... +

Credit: NOAA/NASA/CIRAIts been another big year for big hurricanes, as warmer-than-normal oceans fuel explosive growth for tropical cyclones. Hurricane Maria has been ripping across the Caribbean islands since Monday, when it ballooned into a Categor...

 2017-09-21 17:49 

The Daily Galaxy

Most Mysterious Phenomena in the Universe --"FRB Signals Occur Once Every Every Second from Unknown Sources" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)... +

"In the time it takes you to drink a cup of coffee, hundreds of FRBs may have gone off somewhere in the Universe," said Avi Loeb, who recently speculated that these signals may be signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. "If we... ...

 2017-09-21 17:44 

ScienceDaily.com

Locking down the big bang of immune cells... +

Ignored pieces of DNA play a critical role in the development of immune cells (T cells), scientists have found. These areas activate a change in the structure of DNA that brings together crucial elements necessary for T cell formation. This “big bang” dis...

 2017-09-21 17:43 

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Breaking Coulomb's law: Scientists find a way around the rule that 'opposites attract'... +

Scientists have taken a big step towards creating the next generation of batteries, as well as more effective water treatment and better alternative energy after defying one of nature’s most fundamental rules on an atomic scale....

 2017-09-21 17:41 

New Scientist

Star nicknamed Kronos after eating its own planetary children... +

A pair of binary stars are less alike than any pair weve seen, possibly because one gobbled its own orbiting planets, winning it the nickname Kronos...

 2017-09-21 17:01 

Phys.org

Fast radio bursts may be firing off every second... +

When fast radio bursts, or FRBs, were first detected in 2001, astronomers had never seen anything like them before. Since then, astronomers have found a couple of dozen FRBs, but they still don't know what causes these rapid and powerful bursts of radio e...

 2017-09-21 17:00 

Scientific American

En Route to Asteroid, NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission Will Fly By Earth... +

The encounter will give the spacecraft a boost on its deep-space trip to fetch samples from the asteroid Bennu ...

 2017-09-21 16:58 

ScienceDaily.com

How staph cells dodge the body's immune system... +

For years, medical investigators have tried and failed to develop vaccines for a type of staph bacteria associated with the deadly superbug MRSA. But a new study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system, offering a clearer picture of how a suc...

 2017-09-21 16:58 

ScienceDaily.com

Blood metal ion levels can identify hip replacement patients at low risk of ARMD... +

Patients with 'metal on metal' artificial hips are at risk of complications caused by adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). A study confirms that blood metal ion levels specific to the type of hip implant used can help predict patients who are at low ...

 2017-09-21 16:37 

National Geographic

Watch a Rare Video of Two-Faced Kitten... +

The cat, with an extra mouth, nose, and pair of eyes, likely suffered from a rarely seen genetic mutation....

 2017-09-21 16:34 

LiveScience.com

Fossil-Footprint Thief Couldn't Outrun the Law... +

A man who stole 10 fossil footprints from a dig site in Crete last week failed to hide his own tracks from the police, who apprehended him on Sept. 15....

 2017-09-21 16:33 

TreeHugger

This is what an octopus city looks like (video)... +

The recent discovery of 'Octlantis' defies the theory that octopuses are loners; now video footage shows the goings-on at the cephalopod city....

 2017-09-21 16:30 

Scientific American

How to Explore Otherworldly Oceans... +

The tools we build to explore our deep oceans might one day explore ocean world across the solar system. A new observatory called ABISS that can transmit video and long-term chemical measurements at... ...

 2017-09-21 16:30 

New Scientist

Gravity may be created by strange flashes in the quantum realm... +

A model of how wave forms of quantum systems collapse reveals a way they could create gravitational fields, and perhaps even reconcile two pillars of physics...

 2017-09-21 16:16 

Phys.org

Rapid imaging of granular matter... +

Granular systems such as gravel or powders can be found everywhere, but studying them is not easy. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a method by which pictures of the inside of granular systems can be taken ten thousand times faster than before...

 2017-09-21 16:15 

Phys.org

Researchers demonstrate quantum teleportation of patterns of light... +

Nature Communications today published research by a team comprising Scottish and South African researchers, demonstrating entanglement swapping and teleportation of orbital angular momentum 'patterns' of light. This is a crucial step towards realizing a q...

 2017-09-21 16:15 

Science AAAS

You dont need a brain to sleep. Just ask jellyfish... +

Study reveals that sleep may have deep evolutionary roots...

 2017-09-21 16:14 

The Daily Galaxy

Hubble Reveals an Odd Object In the Asteroid Belt Between Mars and Jupiter... +

In September 2016, just before the asteroid 288P made its closest approach to the Sun, it was close enough to Earth to allow astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to observe the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object...  ;...

 2017-09-21 16:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Quantum teleportation of patterns of light... +

Researchers have demonstrated entanglement swapping and teleportation of orbital angular momentum 'patterns' of light. This is a crucial step towards realizing a quantum repeater for high-dimensional entangled states....

 2017-09-21 16:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Rapid imaging of granular matter... +

Granular systems such as gravel or powders can be found everywhere, but studying them is not easy. Researchers have now developed a method by which pictures of the inside of granular systems can be taken 10,000 times faster than before....

 2017-09-21 16:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Flu vaccine used in elderly may benefit middle-aged adults with chronic conditions... +

Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives. The findings may justify for clinical trials of the high-dose and new recombinant trivalent influ...

 2017-09-21 16:11 

ScienceDaily.com

New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides... +

Researchers have determined formulas to guide development of a promising new high-tech material, composed of insulating metal oxides known as alkaline-earth-metal binary oxides, that could lead to better computer memory chips, refrigeration systems, and o...

 2017-09-21 16:11 

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Wildlife rangers: What motivates them?... +

Wildlife rangers are on the front lines protecting our most iconic species -- tigers, elephants, gorillas and many others. But their challenges involve more than confrontations with wild animals and poachers....

 2017-09-21 16:11 

Nature

Relativity: Final ascent of physics... +

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

 2017-09-21 16:11 

ScienceDaily.com

Dino-killing asteroid's impact on 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....

 2017-09-21 16:11 

Nature

Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

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

 2017-09-21 16:11 

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 16:11 

Nature

Golden Germany... +

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

 2017-09-21 16:11 

Nature

Fossilized poo reveals that vegetarian dinosaurs had a taste for crabs... +

Ancient crustaceans in dino dung from Utah illuminate herbivores broad diet....

 2017-09-21 16:11 

Nature

Jellyfish caught snoozing give clues to origin of sleep... +

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

 2017-09-21 16:10 

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 16:10 

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 16:10 

Nature

Historical data: Hidden in the past... +

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

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