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 2020-01-24 02:37 

The Conversation AU

What we learn from a fish that can change sex in just 10 days...

The male bluehead wrasse defends his group of yellow females, one of whom has to step-up and take charge if he leaves. Kevin Bryant , Author provided The bluehead wrasse is a fish that lives in small social groups in coral reefs in the Caribbean. Only the...

 2020-01-24 00:37 

SpaceNews

NASA prepares to shut down Spitzer Space Telescope...

NASA will turn off an aging infrared space telescope in a week, citing the complexities of continuing to operate the spacecraft as it drifts away from the Earth. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-01-24 00:04 

Universe Today

This is Probably Sandstone Layers on Mars. Absolutely Beautiful...

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been in orbit around Mars for almost 14 years. It carries a variety of instruments with it, including the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument. That instrument has collect...

 2020-01-24 00:01 

New Scientist

Australia's fires may accelerate a jump in CO2 forecasted in 2020...

The UK's Met Office is forecasting a big increase in CO2 levels in 2020, due in part to the extreme wildfires that have been burning for months in Australia...

 2020-01-24 00:01 

New Scientist

Star Trek: Picard explores what happens when robots go rogue...

Patrick Stewart returns in triumphant new Star Trek spin-off Picard, but the Federation's robots are missing, discontinued, and for a very good reason...

 2020-01-23 23:58 

Universe Today

Finally! We get to See a View From Inside Boeing's Starliner During its First Flight...

Boeing has released a highlight reel made from footage that was taken from the inside of the Starliner capsule during its recent test flight. The post Finally! We get to See a View From Inside Boeing's Starliner During its First Flight appeared first ...

 2020-01-23 22:57 

National Geographic

These sharks have evolved to walk on land—and they did it quickly...

Four new species of this colorful yet overlooked group of reef dwellers have been found since 2008, a new study says....

 2020-01-23 22:33 

SpaceNews

Space industry group focused on cybersecurity to begin operations in spring 2020...

The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or Space ISAC, will launch an unclassified portal where companies can share and analyze cybersecurity information. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-01-23 22:18 

Universe Today

Rosetta Saw the Building Blocks of Life on Comet 67P...

Why is there so little nitrogen in Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P)? That's a question scientists asked themselves when they looked at the data from the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft. In fact, it's a question they ask themselves every time the...

 2020-01-23 22:07 

ScienceDaily.com

Novel Coronavirus that recently emerged in China...

The new cluster of viral pneumonia cases originating in Wuhan, China, marks the third time in 20 years that a member of the large family of coronaviruses (CoVs) has jumped from animals to humans and sparked an outbreak....

 2020-01-23 22:06 

ScienceDaily.com

Mystery of Grand Canyon's water supply...

Researchers looked at how scientists model the vulnerability of karst formations around the Grand Canyon. They then created a new model that can give land and water managers more information so they can better protect the water system....

 2020-01-23 22:05 

Scientific American

Some Scientists Skeptical about Snakes Spreading New Virus in China...

A genetic analysis suggests a reptilian reservoir, but researchers doubt the coronavirus could have originated in animals other than birds or mammals...

 2020-01-23 22:02 

SpaceNews

Tethers Unlimited says early results of deorbit hardware test promising...

Hoyt said observations from the U.S. military's Space Surveillance Network showed the Prox-1 satellite deorbiting more than 24 times faster than before deploying the tape. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-01-23 21:48 

SpaceNews

EU reserves four Ariane 6 rockets for Galileo navigation satellites...

The European Commission has "pre-booked" four launches using Europe's next-generation Ariane 6 rocket. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-01-23 21:35 

BBC

What does Trump actually believe on climate change?...

He has called it all of these things: "mythical", "a hoax", not a hoax, and "a very serious subject"....

 2020-01-23 21:30 

Phys.org

Why cells need acidic lysosomes...

Just like the body contains lungs, liver, and lymph nodes, so does each of the body's cells contain tiny specialized organs. Perhaps most peculiar among them are lysosomes—bubble-like sacks that act as part recycling bin, part stomach....

 2020-01-23 21:28 

ScienceNews.org

WHO says China's coronavirus outbreak isn't a global emergency yet...

While the WHO says the coronavirus outbreak isn't a global emergency, China has locked down several large cities to stop the virus from spreading....

 2020-01-23 21:24 

Space.com

'Star Trek: Picard' warps onto TV with an okay premiere episode...

Patrick Stewart returns to sci-fi in the new series, "Star Trek: Picard,"which debuts on CBS All Access today (Jan. 23)....

 2020-01-23 21:23 

Phys.org

Can I mix those chemicals? There's an app for that!...

Improperly mixed chemicals cause a shocking number of fires, explosions, and injuries in laboratories, businesses, and homes each year....

 2020-01-23 21:16 

Phys.org

Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere...

An international team of astronomers from the University of California San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofsica de Canarias (IAC), and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementa...

 2020-01-23 21:10 

Phys.org

Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive...

Take biomass-derived acetone—common nail polish remover—use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated product that can be blended with conventional jet fuel to fly while providing environmen...

 2020-01-23 20:39 

Space.com

DARPA scraps XS-1 military space plane project after Boeing drops out...

Boeing has withdrawn from Experimental Spaceplane, a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program designed to increase the nation's access to space....

 2020-01-23 20:26 

ScienceDaily.com

Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS...

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research....

 2020-01-23 20:26 

ScienceDaily.com

Microchip capability expanded ewith new 3D inductor technology...

Smaller is better when it comes to microchips, researchers said, and by using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform, developers can use up to 100 times less chip space. A team of engineers has boosted the performance of its p...

 2020-01-23 20:25 

ScienceDaily.com

Facial paralysis stigma takes emotional toll, especially when acquired later in life...

People with facial paralysis are more likely to face depression and anxiety than the general population, especially if the paralysis occurs later in life rather than at birth, according to a recent study....

 2020-01-23 20:25 

ScienceDaily.com

Sharp increase in Ningaloo whale shark injuries might be due to boat encounters...

Almost one-fifth of the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) in Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef Marine Park show major scarring or fin amputations, with the number of injured animals increasing in recent years, new research reveals....

 2020-01-23 20:15 

Scientific American

WHO Declines to Declare China Virus Outbreak a Global Health Emergency...

The agency's director-general said it is an emergency in China, but not yet globally...

 2020-01-23 20:07 

NBC News

'Ghost' population of humans discovered in ancient Africa...

This is the first time researchers have done an in-depth analysis of ancient DNA from western Central Africa....

 2020-01-23 19:46 

Space.com

The mystery behind a superbright supernova may just have been solved...

One of the most luminous stellar explosions ever detected may now be explained. It came from the detonation of a dead star within the dense shell of matter ejected from that sun's companion star, a new study suggests....

 2020-01-23 19:42 

LiveScience.com

Princely tomb of Iron Age mystery man discovered in Italy. And there's a chariot inside....

This Iron Age burial is filled with weapons and riches, but the body of the person buried there is missing....

 2020-01-23 19:22 

Space.com

SpaceX may try to catch Crew Dragon capsules with a giant net. (No, really.)...

SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut taxis may not always cap their missions with ocean splashdowns....

 2020-01-23 19:18 

Space.com

'Terminator Tape' did its job in space-junk test — and it will be back...

One technique that could help alleviate the space-junk scourge just passed a key off-Earth test....

 2020-01-23 19:01 

The Conversation AU

OK computer: to prevent students cheating with AI text-generators, we should bring them into the classroom...

AI systems may soon be able to generate texts that can pass for human work. Such technology has many positives, but could also result in widespread generation of false texts (including fake news). SHUTTERSTOCK Artificial intelligence-based (AI) programs a...

 2020-01-23 19:00 

New Scientist

Antibiotic resistance genes can be passed around by bacteria in dust...

Disease-causing bacteria living in dust can pass antibiotic resistance genes to one another, a study of samples of dust in public buildings suggests...

 2020-01-23 19:00 

New Scientist

Mysteriously bright supernova may have smashed up a huge gas cloud...

A strange supernova that's 100 times brighter than it should be has long been a mystery, but it may be explained by the explosion slamming into a cloud of gas...

 2020-01-23 19:00 

Phys.org

A megalibrary of nanoparticles...

Using straightforward chemistry and a mix-and-match, modular strategy, researchers have developed a simple approach that could produce over 65,000 different types of complex nanoparticles, each containing up to six different materials and eight segments, ...

 2020-01-23 19:00 

Phys.org

Chemicals in the environment: A focus on mixtures...

Chemicals have improved our quality of life. But at the same time, they pose a considerable risk for humans and the environment: pesticides, pharmaceuticals and plasticisers enter the environment and the food chain, causing unwanted effects in addition to...

 2020-01-23 19:00 

Phys.org

Stressed-out dust is sharing antibiotic resistance genes...

Indoor dust is evolving—and not in a good way....

 2020-01-23 19:00 

Phys.org

New insights about the brightest explosions in the Universe...

Swedish and Japanese researchers have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed—SN 2006gy. At the same time they found an explanation for how the supernova arose....

 2020-01-23 19:00 

LiveScience.com

A giant star ate its dead neighbor and caused one of the brightest supernovas ever, new study suggests...

In 2006 a star exploded 50 billion times brighter than our sun. New research suggests it wasn't one star, but two....

 2020-01-23 19:00 

LiveScience.com

Bacteria hiding in indoor dust could spread antibiotic resistance...

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be able to pass their genes on to others....

 2020-01-23 18:41 

ScienceDaily.com

A Zika vaccine could save suffering and costs...

A new study found that routinely giving the Zika vaccine to women of childbearing age could save money if the risk of Zika is around that of other mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya....

 2020-01-23 18:41 

ScienceDaily.com

A new blood component revealed...

Does the blood we thought to know so well contain elements that had been undetectable until now? The answer is yes, according to a team of researchers which has revealed the presence of whole functional mitochondria in the blood circulation. The discovery...

 2020-01-23 18:40 

ScienceDaily.com

New experimental vaccine for African swine fever virus shows promise...

Government and academic investigators have developed a vaccine against African swine fever that appears to be far more effective than previously developed vaccines....

 2020-01-23 18:40 

TreeHugger

How populism makes dealing with the climate crisis really hard...

Beware of the gilets jaunes, says Philip Stephens....

 2020-01-23 18:21 

LiveScience.com

Egyptian mummy speaks again after 3,000 years...

The voice of an ancient Egyptian priest has been heard for the first time in more than 3,000 years, thanks to a detailed reconstruction of his vocal tract from his mummified remains....

 2020-01-23 17:57 

TreeHugger

Tick tock tick tock: Doomsday Clock nears midnight...

It is now 100 seconds to midnight, closer to midnight than at any point since the clock's creation in 1947....

 2020-01-23 17:56 

New Scientist

First suspected cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the UK...

Three people are being tested in Edinburgh, UK, for the new coronavirus that first emerged in Wuhan, China, and a fourth possible case is suspected in Glasgow...

 2020-01-23 17:55 

Phys.org

New understanding of condensation could lead to better power plant condenser, de-icing materials...

For decades, it's been understood that water repellency is needed for surfaces to shed condensation buildup—like the droplets of water that form in power plant condensers to reduce pressure. New research shows that the necessity of water repelle...

 2020-01-23 17:51 

Phys.org

Quantum experiments explore power of light for communications, computing...

A team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has conducted a series of experiments to gain a better understanding of quantum mechanics and pursue advances in quantum networking and quantum computing, which could lead to practic...

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