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 2021-01-15 19:00 

Scientific American

Mysterious Heat Spikes inside Cells Are Probed with Tiny Diamonds...

A new type of sensor may help solve a puzzling cellular phenomenon...

 2021-01-15 18:59 

smithsonianmag.com

A New Film Details the FBI's Relentless Pursuit of Martin Luther King Jr....

Smithsonian scholar says the time is ripe to examine the man's complexities for a more accurate and more inspirational history...

 2021-01-15 18:55 

National Geographic

An index measuring country stability finds the U.S. dropping...

The Fragile States Index shows a worrying trend—and it hasn't yet accounted for the events of 2020....

 2021-01-15 18:53 

ScienceDaily.com

Tool to distribute limited vaccines equitably...

Researchers have developed a tool that incorporates a person's age and socioeconomic status to prioritize vaccine distribution among people who otherwise share similar risks due to their jobs....

 2021-01-15 18:53 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection...

Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient -- taurine -- that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding could aid effo...

 2021-01-15 18:52 

ScienceDaily.com

Controlling chemical catalysts with sculpted light...

Using state-of-the-art fabrication and imaging, researchers watched the consequences of adding sculpted light to a catalyst during a chemical transformation. This work could inform more efficient -- and potentially new -- forms of catalysis....

 2021-01-15 18:43 

Phys.org

Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection...

Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient—taurine—that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding, publish...

 2021-01-15 18:39 

Phys.org

Engineers find a way to control chemical catalysts with sculpted light...

Like a person breaking up a cat fight, the role of catalysts in a chemical reaction is to hurry up the process—and come out of it intact. And, just as not every house in a neighborhood has someone willing to intervene in such a battle, not every par...

 2021-01-15 18:25 

SpaceNews

After further review, Space Force confirms selection of NSTXL to manage industry consortium...

National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) on Jan. 15 received a contract to manage the U.S. Space Force's Space Enterprise Consortium for the next 10 years. SpaceNews...

 2021-01-15 18:17 

smithsonianmag.com

The True History Behind 'One Night in Miami'...

Regina King's directorial debut dramatizes a 1964 meeting between Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown...

 2021-01-15 18:08 

LiveScience.com

2 infants inhaled cancer cells from mothers during birth...

The infants who were born to mothers with cervical cancer may have developed lung cancer after "aspirating" tumor cells...

 2021-01-15 17:49 

LiveScience.com

Lizzie Borden's home, site of brutal axe murders, could be yours for $2 million...

The home where Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were murdered is now a bed and breakfast, and a museum. Its retiring owner just put it on the market....

 2021-01-15 17:24 

Phys.org

Researchers trace geologic origins of Gulf of Mexico 'super basin' success...

The Gulf of Mexico holds huge untapped offshore oil deposits that could help power the U.S. for decades....

 2021-01-15 17:20 

New Scientist

We must start publishing ethnicity data for covid-19 vaccinations...

The race to vaccinate as many people as possible against covid-19 is under way, but unless countries track who receives the vaccine we won't be able to ensure the benefits are spread equitably, says Layal Liverpool...

 2021-01-15 17:14 

National Geographic

8 years ago I began walking the Earth—and stumbled into an era spinning with change...

11,000 miles into my trek, I can only pass on what I've seen: Tread lightly upon the Earth. Share what little you have with strangers. Scan the horizons for rain....

 2021-01-15 17:13 

LiveScience.com

Broiling 2020 was the hottest year ever, NASA climate scientists say...

Researchers with NASA and NOAA released their annual assessments of global temperatures and climate trends, finding 2020 to be one of the hottest years in 140 years of record-keeping....

 2021-01-15 17:06 

LiveScience.com

Martin Luther King Jr.: The iconic civil rights leader...

Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader who fought for racial and economic justice. His oft-quoted "I Have a Dream" speech made an incredible impact on the country's racial, cultural and intellectual landscape....

 2021-01-15 16:52 

ScienceDaily.com

RNA's mysterious folding process...

Using data from RNA-folding experiments, the researchers generated the first-ever data-driven movies of how RNA folds as it is made by cellular machinery. By watching their videos of this folding occur, the researchers discovered that RNA often folds in s...

 2021-01-15 16:52 

ScienceDaily.com

Target discovered that halts osteoarthritis-type knee cartilage degeneration...

In a mouse study, researchers used nanotechnology and previous knowledge of a protein pathway to significantly reduce knee cartilage degeneration and pain....

 2021-01-15 16:52 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers trace geologic origins of Gulf of Mexico 'super basin' success...

The Gulf of Mexico holds huge untapped offshore oil deposits that could help power the U.S. for decades. According to researchers, the basin's vast oil and gas reserves are the result of a remarkable geologic past. Only a fraction of the oil has been ...

 2021-01-15 16:52 

ScienceDaily.com

Breathing easier with a better tracheal stent...

New research is poised to drastically improve the use of tracheal stents for children with airway obstruction. Researchers demonstrate for the first time the successful use of a completely biodegradable magnesium-alloy tracheal stent that safely degrades ...

 2021-01-15 16:52 

ScienceDaily.com

New delivery method promises relief from antipsychotic medication's adverse side effects...

A team of neuroscientists and engineers has created a nasal spray to deliver antipsychotic medication directly to the brain instead of having it pass through the body....

 2021-01-15 16:52 

The Daily Galaxy

The Galaxy Report "Extremely Boring Aliens to The Doctor Carl Sagan Warned Us About"...

Welcome to this week's fix of news of space and science a random journey from Planet Earth through the Cosmos that has the capacity to provide clues to our existence and add a much needed cosmic perspective in our current epoch. Click here to read and...

 2021-01-15 16:45 

Science AAAS

Swarms of robotic fish can synchronize their swimming, for the first time...

Two cameras and light-emitting diode lights enable communication...

 2021-01-15 16:40 

Space.com

Rian Hughes delivers a modernist sci-fi saga of epic proportions in his debut novel, 'XX'...

Author Rian Hughes pushes the boundaries of modern sci-fi novels with his debut release from The Overlook Press, "XX"...

 2021-01-15 16:37 

Space.com

2020 ties record for the hottest year ever, NASA analysis shows...

The year 2020 has tied the record for the hottest year on record, a new NASA study shows....

 2021-01-15 16:34 

TreeHugger

Start Sowing Early To Extend Your Growing Season...

Here's how to get a head start on sowing to get the most from your garden....

 2021-01-15 16:30 

Phys.org

X-rays surrounding 'Magnificent 7' may be traces of sought-after particle...

A new study, led by a theoretical physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), suggests that never-before-observed particles called axions may be the source of unexplained, high-energy X-ray emissi...

 2021-01-15 16:29 

Phys.org

Genital shape key to male flies' sexual success...

Having genitals of a certain shape and size gives male flies a major reproductive advantage, new research shows....

 2021-01-15 16:28 

Phys.org

Scientists identify contents of ancient Maya drug containers...

Scientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time....

 2021-01-15 16:27 

Phys.org

Precise measurements of cluster formation in outer neutron 'skin' of a range of tin isotopes...

A large international team of researchers has developed a way to measure cluster formations in the outer neutron 'skin' of a range of tin isotopes rich in neutrons. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes using knockou...

 2021-01-15 16:16 

New Scientist

Covid-19 news: UK bans travel from South America over new variant...

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...

 2021-01-15 16:11 

New Scientist

Dinosaur found in Argentina may be largest land animal ever...

Fossils of a gigantic dinosaur are emerging from the ground in Argentina after 98 million years and the creature may be the largest land animal that scientists have ever found...

 2021-01-15 16:09 

TreeHugger

'Spectacular' New Orange Bat Found in West Africa...

Researchers discovered a...

 2021-01-15 16:05 

TreeHugger

The 7 Best Mattress Toppers of 2021...

Looking to easily extend the life of your mattress and your back with a better night's sleep? Try one of these eco-friendly mattress toppers....

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

X-Rays surrounding 'Magnificent 7' may be traces of sought-after particle...

Theoretical physicists suggest that never-before-observed particles called axions may be the source of unexplained, high-energy X-ray emissions surrounding a group of neutron stars....

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists identify contents of ancient Maya drug containers...

Scientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time. The researchers detected Mexican marigold (Tagetes lucida) in residues taken from 14 miniature Maya ceramic vessels. The vessels also contai...

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Helium nuclei at the surface of heavy nuclei discovered...

Scientists are able to selectively knockout nucleons and preformed nuclear clusters from atomic nuclei using high-energy proton beams. In an experiment the existence of preformed helium nuclei at the surface of several tin isotopes could be identified in ...

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Stuck in a rut: Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified state...

Researchers have found that ocean acidification limits algal communities to a state of low diversity and complexity. Communities grown in waters rich in carbon dioxide (CO2) were dominated by turf algae, and had low biodiversity, ecological complexity and...

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Spreading the sound...

Scientists are studying the motion of sound waves in glassy materials using a new theoretical model and find that they can diffuse like fluids, which may lead to the design of more resilient touchscreens....

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can be helpful...

Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can provide a better understanding of why local pastoralists may be willing, or not, to participate in conservation initiatives for carnivores, a study suggests....

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Filling a crucial gap in aquafarming: Ion beam breeding to the rescue...

Researchers successfully created a larger strain of zooplankton by creating mutations with a heavy ion beam, which contributes to improving the survival rate and growth of juvenile fish in aquaculture....

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Could altering mealtimes prevent development of Type 2 diabetes?...

An innovative new study is set to examine if changing our mealtimes to earlier or later in the day could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes....

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Genital shape key to male flies' sexual success...

Having genitals of a certain shape and size gives male flies a major reproductive advantage, new research shows....

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Basis for the essential cellular powerhouses...

Researchers have solved the operating mode of the barrel pore protein assembly in the mitochondrial outer membrane....

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Increased risk of Parkinson's disease in patients with schizophrenia...

A new study shows that patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease later in life. The increased risk may be due to alterations in the brain's dopamine system caused by dopamine receptor antagonists...

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers rewind the clock to calculate age and site of supernova blast...

Astronomers are winding back the clock on the expanding remains of a nearby, exploded star. By using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, they retraced the speedy shrapnel from the blast to calculate a more accurate estimate of the location and time of the ...

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Designer cytokine makes paralyzed mice walk again...

Using gene therapy, a research team has succeeded in getting mice to walk again after a complete cross-sectional injury. The nerve cells produced the curative protein themselves....

 2021-01-15 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Intertropical Convergence Zone limits climate predictions in the tropical Atlantic...

The strongest climate fluctuation on time scales of a few years is the so-called El Nio phenomenon, which originates in the Pacific. A similar circulation pattern exists in the Atlantic, which scientists have now studied in more detail. Their results cont...

 2021-01-15 16:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers Find NTRK fusions more common than expected in pediatric tumors...

Researchers have found that NTRK fusions are more common in pediatric tumors and also involve a wider range of tumors than adult cancers, information that could help prioritize screening for NTRK fusions in pediatric cancer patients who might benefit from...

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