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 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...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

Phys.org

New videos show RNA as it's never been seen...

A new Northwestern University-led study is unfolding the mystery of how RNA molecules fold themselves to fit inside cells and perform specific functions. The findings could potentially break down a barrier to understanding and developing treatments for RN...

 2021-01-15 15:54 

TreeHugger

This Is Your Kid's Future Favorite Shirt...

Living Loudly makes fun, whimsical t-shirts from bamboo-blended fabric. They come in zero-waste packaging wrapped in seed paper....

 2021-01-15 15:50 

smithsonianmag.com

Why Kamala Harris' Pearls Have a Special Significance...

The vice president-elect's ties to her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, run deep, and her jewelry lets that shine...

 2021-01-15 15:30 

ScienceDaily.com

2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA analysis shows...

Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA....

 2021-01-15 15:28 

ScienceNews.org

The Parker Solar Probe will have company on its next pass by the sun...

The probe is about to make another close pass of the sun. This time, Solar Orbiter, BepiColombo and others will be watching too....

 2021-01-15 15:02 

NPR

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Trump Administration Will Let More Doctors Prescribe Drug To Fight Opioid Addiction...

The change means that doctors will no longer need a special federal waiver in order to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication to treat opioid use disorder....

 2021-01-15 14:39 

NPR

[ Science ]

Caro Verbeek: What Can The Scents Of The Past Tell Us About Our History?...

Each day, we breathe about 22,000 times--and all that time we smell. Scent historian Caro Verbeek recreates scents of the past. She says, just like music and art, smell is a part of our heritage....

 2021-01-15 14:35 

National Geographic

Napoleon's military defeat in Egypt yielded a victory for history...

When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, he brought along an 'army' of scholars, whose studies of this ancient culture became the foundation of Egyptology....

 2021-01-15 14:34 

NBC News

Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet...

Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet...

 2021-01-15 14:29 

Science AAAS

Science journals to offer select authors open-access publishing for free...

"Green" open-access route complies with the Coalition S funders' mandate...

 2021-01-15 14:23 

Phys.org

Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract mates...

Most frogs emit a characteristic croak to attract the attention of a potential mate. But a few frog species that call near loud streams—where the noise may obscure those crucial love songs—add to their calls by visually showing off with the fl...

 2021-01-15 14:23 

Phys.org

In lab study, nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergies...

For about one in 13 children in the U.S., normally harmless foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and peanuts can send the body's natural defenses into overdrive....

 2021-01-15 14:23 

Phys.org

Changes in nutrient storage and metabolism help fruit flies reach maturity...

RIKEN developmental biologists have analyzed the transitions that precede metamorphosis in fruit fly larvae using experiments and mathematical modeling1. They have also identified the survival strategies underlying these transitions. While conducted on fr...

 2021-01-15 14:18 

Phys.org

Snakes evolve a magnetic way to be resistant to venom...

Certain snakes have evolved a unique genetic trick to avoid being eaten by venomous snakes, according to University of Queensland research....

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