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Materials Scientists Develop Revolutionary Nanomaterial  



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2018-02-20 14:22:00



Water-Soluble Warped Nanographene Shows Promise for Fluorescent Cell Imaging  



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2018-02-20 14:18:00



Moderate and severe exacerbations accelerate physical activity decline in COPD patients  

A new study shows that both moderate and severe exacerbations in COPD patients are associated with a decline in their physical activity level. Researchers observed that the acute drop in physical activity during a COPD exacerbation has an important and lasting effect.

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2018-02-20 13:37:11



See a SpaceX Falcon Heavy Booster at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex This Week!  

If you're a space fan visiting Florida's Space Coast this week, then you have a chance to see something special: one of the reusable boosters that launched SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket into space.

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2018-02-20 12:02:34



Grey squirrels beat reds in 'battle of wits'  

Problem-solving powers may help to explain why grey squirrels have taken over from native red squirrels in the United Kingdom, according to new research.

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2018-02-20 11:29:05



Jellyfish Chips: A Delicious Oxymoron  

Ah, nothing beats the crispy crunch of a jellyfish chip. Wait, what? Forget "Lady Doritos," jellyfish chips are a future snack for the masses. It turns out that the swimming gelatinous invertebrates can be leached of water to leave behind a thin, crispy wafer. It tastes of sea salt, apparently. Crispy, Crunchy News of the delicacy first appeared last summer, when Mie Pedersen, a gastrophysicist from the University of Southern Denmark announced that she and her team had found a new way...

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2018-02-20 11:17:03



'Nobody poaches here': Study exposes misperception of poaching on the Great Barrier Reef and its remedy  

New research has revealed the tiny minority of fishers who poach on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) think the illegal practice is justified, because they believe 'everyone else is doing it.'

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2018-02-20 10:50:02



Typhoid outbreak: Genetic cause of extensive drug-resistance found  

The genetic cause behind a strain of typhoid's resistance to five classes of antibiotics has been uncovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. There is currently a major outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan. This study shows the typhoid strain causing the outbreak acquired an additional piece of DNA to become resistant to multiple antibiotics, including a third-generation antibiotic.

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2018-02-20 09:37:07



When proteins shake hands  

Protein nanofibers often have outstanding properties such as a high stability, biodegradability, or antibacterial effect. Artificially creating these fibers is not easy, much less assigning them specific functions. That and how fibers with new properties can be successfully created is now being reported by materials scientists in a new study.

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2018-02-20 09:07:37



Quintillionths of a second in slow motion  

Many chemical processes run so fast that they are only roughly understood. To clarify these processes, researchers have now developed a methodology with a resolution of quintillionths of a second. The new technology stands to help better understand processes like photosynthesis and develop faster computer chips.

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2018-02-20 09:05:21



This Martian Crater Has a Weirdly Earth-Like Secret  

Is this mountain from Mars, or Hawaii?

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2018-02-20 08:56:02



A trip to the mountains despite a heart condition?  

Cardiologists are in agreement that generally exercise in the mountains is a very good way to prevent or reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. Nevertheless what about those people who have a pre-existing cardiovascular condition? Under what circumstances is it safe for them to reside or holiday in high mountainous regions, and what rules should they apply to their conduct whilst there?

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2018-02-20 08:50:28



Nitrate flux in the Arctic not following the decreasing NOx emissions in neighboring countries  

Nitrate deposits in the Arctic remains high even after the turn of the century, despite environmental policies adopted by neighboring countries in the late 20th century to cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

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2018-02-20 08:36:16



A Trip to "the Poopy Lab" In the Interest of Drug Development  

In one small, Canadian city there is now a model of a mechanical human colon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-20 08:25:29



News about Tabby's star, the most mysterious star of 2017  

Canary Islands, Spain (SPX) Feb 20, 2018 KIC 8462852, or "Tabby's Star" named after Tabetha Boyajian, the researcher at Louisiana State University (USA) who is leading its study, is a medium sized star, some 50% bigger than the Sun, and 1,000 degrees hotter, at a distance of around 1000 light years. However its brightness has been rising and falling sporadically, without a known explanation. Many theories and speculations of different

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2018-02-20 08:11:58



Removing globally used anxiety drug from recycled and wastewater at low cost  

Researchers can now remove a common anxiety drug from recycled water and wastewater, using low-cost titanium dioxide nanofibers. In cities running out of water, removing pharmaceuticals from wastewater in a simple, low cost way is becoming a priority.

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2018-02-20 08:10:59



CALIFA renews the classification of galaxies  

Canary Islands, Spain (SPX) Feb 20, 2018 The objects within galaxies have two basic types of motions: orbiting around the galaxy centre in a regular organized disc, or in orbits oriented at random without a clear direction of rotaiton. If we imagined that galaxies behave in the same way as the Solar System we could think that as the objects move further away from the centre their orbital velocities decrease. However this is not n

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2018-02-20 08:08:42



Iridium Certus broadband readies for DOD wsers with COMSAT  

McLean VA (SPX) Feb 20, 2018 Iridium Communications Inc. reports that COMSAT, Inc., has signed an agreement to become an Iridium Certus service provider for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) users. This unique, long-term deal will allow COMSAT Inc. to provide Iridium's secure global satellite broadband connectivity for mobile voice and data services to the Department of Defense (DoD) beginning in mid-2018. COMSAT, Inc.

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2018-02-20 07:46:21



Genes activated in metastasis also drive the first stages of tumor growth  

Researchers have demonstrated that genes activated during metastasis are also able to initiate primary tumor development, and they explain the molecular mechanism involved.

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2018-02-20 07:30:02



Infection site affects how a virus spreads through the body  

A person is more likely to get infected by HIV through anal intercourse than vaginal, but no one knows quite why. A new study shows that infection sites could affect the immune system's response to a virus and the way the virus spreads through the body.

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2018-02-20 07:27:43



Child's Play: Learning Like Infants May Boost Artificial Intelligence  

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2018-02-20 07:19:06



Satellite galaxies of Centaurus A are on a coordinated dance  

Washington DC (SPX) Feb 20, 2018 The satellite dwarf galaxies orbiting around the much larger galaxy Centaurus A are rotating in synchrony around their host, to researchers' surprise. (Researchers expected them to orbit at random). The results contradict simulations based on standard cosmology, which predict that fewer than 1% of satellite systems should exhibit this synchronous behavior. Because our own Milky Way and the

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2018-02-20 07:17:01



North Korea's Growing Criminal Cyberthreat  

The country’s cybercrime efforts are all seemingly state-sponsored and steal money that is then used to fund its cash-strapped government -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-20 07:04:40



Earthquakes follow wastewater disposal patterns in southern Kansas  

Wastewater created during oil and gas production and disposed of by deep injection into underlying rock layers is the probable cause for a surge in earthquakes in southern Kansas since 2013, a new report concludes.

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2018-02-20 06:52:57



UMass Amherst physicists speed up droplet-wrapping process  

Amherst MA (SPX) Feb 16, 2018 Experimental physicists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has reported that they have developed a fast, dynamic new process for wrapping liquid droplets in ultrathin polymer sheets, so what once was a painstaking process taking tens of minutes can now be done in a fraction of a second. Physics professor Narayanan Menon, with current postdoctoral researcher Deepak Kumar, former pos

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2018-02-20 06:52:13



Artificial intelligence poses questions for nature of war: Mattis  

Washington (AFP) Feb 18, 2018 Artificial intelligence and its impact on weapons of the future has made US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis doubt his own theories on warfare. A question on the subject prompted the retired Marine general to give an impromptu seminar on his theory of war Saturday to reporters returning with him from a week-long tour of Europe. Recalling his own writings, he differentiated between the essent

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2018-02-20 06:16:16



Land plants arose earlier than thought—and may have had a bigger impact on the evolution of animals  

Older birth date suggests plants and animals arose in parallel 500 million years ago

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2018-02-20 06:14:40



Ensuring fresh air for all  

Paris (ESA) Feb 20, 2018 A start-up company from an ESA business incubator is offering affordable air-quality monitors for homes, schools and businesses using technology it developed for the International Space Station. "We realised that the problem astronauts face with limited of exchange of air inside the International Space Station is also the case for many people inside buildings that have little or no ventila

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2018-02-20 05:56:08



Very long-chain lipids could help prevent dry eye disease  

Very long-chain lipids in the most superficial layer of the tear film cause severe dry eye disease when they were shortened in mice -- a result that could help develop new drugs for the disease.

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2018-02-20 05:53:27



Mouse model of intellectual disability isolates learning gene  

Adult male mice lacking a gene linked to intellectual disability have trouble completing and remembering mazes, with no changes in social or repetitive behavior, according to new research. This animal model provides a new way to study the role of this gene in learning and memory and provides a rodent model of pure intellectual disability.

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2018-02-20 05:51:37



Genes of 'extinct' Caribbean islanders found in living people  

1000-year old skeleton's DNA counters myth that Taíno population was completely wiped out

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2018-02-20 05:50:22



New hole-punched crystal clears a path for quantum light  

College Park MD (SPX) Feb 20, 2018 Optical highways for light are at the heart of modern communications. But when it comes to guiding individual blips of light called photons, reliable transit is far less common. Now, a collaboration of researchers from the University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), led by Associate Professor Mohammad Hafezi and Professor Edo Waks, has created a photonic chip that both generates sing

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2018-02-20 05:45:15



New algorithm can pinpoint mutations favored by natural selection in large sections of the human genome  

A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that can accurately pinpoint, in large regions of the human genome, mutations favored by natural selection. The finding provides deeper insight into how evolution works, and ultimately could lead to better treatments for genetic disorders. For example, adaptation to chronic hypoxia at high altitude can suggest targets for cardiovascular and other ischemic diseases.

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2018-02-20 05:45:01



Traces of indigenous 'Taíno' in present-day Caribbean populations  

A thousand-year-old tooth has provided the first clear genetic evidence that the Taíno -- the indigenous people whom Columbus first encountered on arriving in the New World -- still have living descendants today, despite erroneous claims in some historical narratives that these people are extinct. The findings are likely to have particular resonance for people in the Caribbean and the US who claim Taíno ancestry, but have until now been unable to prove definitively that such a thing is possibl...

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2018-02-20 05:43:02



How 5,000 Pencil-Size Robots May Solve the Mysteries of the Universe  

The little, swiveling robots will look at a new portion of the sky for the invisible force called dark energy that may be causing the accelerating expansion of the universe.

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2018-02-20 05:30:31



Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected  

Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova ever detected -- a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago, or three-quarters the age of the Universe itself.

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2018-02-20 05:23:56



This Is What the Race Gap in Academia Looks Like  

Data visualization highlights a problematic pattern in fields associated with intrinsic genius -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-20 04:52:31



Paleo Profile: The Chimera Spider  

An ancient arachnid related to early spiders shows a strange mix of features. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-20 04:50:55



Defying US, Paris and Berlin stand firm on EU defence pact  

Munich, Germany (AFP) Feb 16, 2018 Europe must be able to stand on its own feet militarily, France and Germany said Friday as they made the case for a new EU defence pact that has rattled Washington. In opening remarks at the Munich Security Conference, French Defence Minister Florence Parly and her German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen said the EU plan posed no threat to NATO. But they stressed that the European Union

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2018-02-20 04:47:32



Light pollution threatens Chile's dark skies  

Paranal, Chile (AFP) Feb 17, 2018 It seems nothing can escape the inexorable spread of light pollution - not even the giant telescopes probing the heavens above northern Chile, a region whose pristine dark skies, long considered a paradise for astronomers, are under increasing threat. The Atacama desert, 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) north of the capital Santiago, provides ideal conditions where astronomers study the stars i

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2018-02-20 04:15:50



National Space Council to Talk Regulatory Reform in Meeting This Week  

When members of the National Space Council meet this week, they are expected to discuss, among other issues, regulatory reforms intended to promote growth of the commercial spaceflight industry.

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2018-02-20 04:15:22



Some viruses produce insulin-like hormones that can stimulate human cells -- and have potential to cause disease  

Scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery brings new possibilities for revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer.

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2018-02-20 04:09:51



Fluctuating Rainfall Could Hurt Grazing Regions  

Greater swings in dry and wet spells makes grass growth difficult, a challenge for pasturelands around the world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-20 03:57:12



Pausing evolution makes bioproduction of chemicals affordable and efficient  

Circumventing evolution in cell factories can pave the way for commercializing new biobased chemicals to large-scale.

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2018-02-20 03:55:11



Real-time Captcha technique improves biometric authentication  

A new login authentication approach could improve the security of current biometric techniques that rely on video or images of users' faces. Known as Real-Time Captcha, the technique uses a unique 'challenge' that's easy for humans -- but difficult for attackers who may be using machine learning and image generation software to spoof legitimate users.

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2018-02-20 03:52:44



NASA's New Spacesuit Has a Built-In Toilet  

NASA is developing a spacesuit with a built-in toilet system, something the agency hasn't used regularly since the Apollo era.

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2018-02-20 03:51:36



A new way of generating ultra-short bursts of light  

Stanford CA (SPX) Feb 20, 2018 Although critical for varied applications, such as cutting and welding, surgery and transmitting bits through optical fiber, lasers have some limitations - namely, they only produce light in limited wavelength ranges. Now, researchers from the Ginzton Lab at Stanford University have modified similar light sources, called optical parametric oscillators, to overcome this obstacle. Until now,

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2018-02-20 03:42:34



So Unfair! How the Brain Responds to Injustice  

In this cruel world, it's impossible to navigate from cradle to grave without experiencing the bitter fruits of injustice. But bitter fruits, it turns out, are better shared. According to findings from a study published Monday in the journal JNeurosci, punishing the wrongdoer seems to be more rewarding than helping out the victim. The participants, 53 males (a bit skewed, I'd say), all played a two-player game designed to analyze how people perceive and respond to a thief. Each player —...

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2018-02-20 03:35:27



When AI Steers Us Astray  

A new debugging tool can pinpoint errors that cause neural networks to make mistakes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-20 03:25:33



What Makes Us Vibe?  

We like other people in part because they think the way we do—but we may also think alike as a result of being friends -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-20 03:24:28



10 Ways Space Changes the Body  

Scott and Mark Kelly are identical twin brothers. Though that alone does not make them unique, what does is the fact that they are also both astronauts. In order to take advantage of the Kellys' unique situation, NASA scientists decided to conduct a detailed study on the twins, aimed at unraveling how nature versus nurture plays out in space. As part of NASA's Twins Study, researchers collected biological samples from each of the Kellys before sending Scott to the International Space S...

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2018-02-20 03:08:11



Cyberattacks are costly, and things could get worse: US report  

Washington (AFP) Feb 16, 2018 Cyberattacks cost the United States between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016, a White House report said Friday, warning of a "spillover" effect for the broader economy if the situation worsens. A report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers sought to quantify what it called "malicious cyber activity directed at private and public entities" including denial of service attacks, d

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2018-02-20 03:05:23



You are what you eat: Diet-specific adaptations in vampire bats  

Vampire bats feed exclusively on blood, a mode of feeding unique amongst mammals. It has therefore been long suspected that vampire bats have highly specific evolutionary adaptations, which would be documented in their genome, and most likely also have an unusual microbiome, the community of micro-organisms assembled in their digestive tract which may help with the digestion of blood.

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2018-02-20 03:01:27



Plants colonized Earth 100 million years earlier than previously thought  

A new study on the timescale of plant evolution has concluded that the first plants to colonize the Earth originated around 500 million years ago -- 100 million years earlier than previously thought.

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2018-02-20 02:52:39



Elon Musk's Company Gets OK to Dig Washington, DC, Hyperloop Tunnel   

The preliminary permit issued by the district's Department of Transportation is still vague on details.

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2018-02-20 02:52:06



New study challenges popular theory about dwarf galaxies  

Canberra, Australia (SPX) Feb 20, 2018 A new international study involving The Australian National University (ANU) has found a plane of dwarf galaxies orbiting around Centaurus A in a discovery that challenges a popular theory about how dwarf galaxies are spread around the Universe. Co-researcher Associate Professor Helmut Jerjen from ANU said astronomers had previously observed planes of dwarf galaxies whirling around our gal

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2018-02-20 02:44:15



New technology can help scientists peer into deep space  

Canberra, Australia (SPX) Feb 20, 2018 A team of Australian scientists, including researchers from The Australian National University (ANU), have found a new way to use the telecommunications network to synchronise radio telescopes, which help scientists peer into deep space. Linking radio telescopes in an array currently requires that each telescope has access to an atomic clock to record the precise time when a signal is dete

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2018-02-20 02:37:38



In living color: Brightly-colored bacteria could be used to 'grow' paints and coatings  

Researchers have unlocked the genetic code behind some of the brightest and most vibrant colors in nature. The article is the first study of the genetics of structural color -- as seen in butterfly wings and peacock feathers -- and paves the way for genetic research in a variety of structurally colored organisms.

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2018-02-20 02:35:10



Enrico Fermi: The Last Man Who Knew Everything  

David N. Schwartz talk about his latest book, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age.     -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-20 02:22:57



Intelligent Machines That Learn Like Children  

Machines that learn like children provide deep insights into how the mind and body act together to bootstrap knowledge and skills -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-20 02:01:42



Punishing a wrongdoer more rewarding to brain than supporting a victim  

Punishing a wrongdoer may be more rewarding to the brain than supporting a victim. That is one suggestion of new research which measured the brain activity of young men while they played a 'justice game.'

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2018-02-20 01:54:31



Biodiversity loss raises risk of 'extinction cascades'  

New research shows that the loss of biodiversity can increase the risk of 'extinction cascades', where an initial species loss leads to a domino effect of further extinctions.

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2018-02-20 01:34:47



Study of mollusk epidemic could help save endangered sea snail  

Overfishing and environmental change have pushed abalone species on the US west coast to the edge of extinction. Now a fatal disease threatens their recovery. But new research shows that some abalone species may be less susceptible to the disease than others, providing initial data that could help map where abalone could survive and thrive despite the disease.

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2018-02-20 01:31:35



That's No Moon? Proposed Exomoon Defies Formation Theories  

While current evidence for the Neptune-size exomoon around a Kepler world is tentative, the distant moon seems to defy current moon-formation theories.

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2018-02-20 01:18:26



How newly discovered gene helps grow blood vessels  

A new study found that a newly discovered gene helps grow blood vessels when it senses inadequate blood flow to tissues.

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2018-02-20 01:13:34



Biodegradable Bandage Based on Nanofibers  



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2018-02-19 22:05:00



Durable and Washable Composite Material from Antibacterial Copper Nanoparticles  



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2018-02-19 21:56:00



Graphene Nanoribbons Reach Out to the Molecular World  



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2018-02-19 15:24:00



Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Stephen Hawking "On Taking Control of Our Own Evolution"  

    Stephen Hawking notes that "with genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race." Indeed, the potential advantages of modifying biology are revolutionary. Doctors would gain access to a powerful tool to tackle disease, allowing us to live longer and healthier lives. We might be able to extend our lifespan and tackle aging, perhaps a critical step to becoming a space-faring species. We may begin to modify the brain'...

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2018-02-19 14:46:22



D-galactose affects ageing male and female brains differently  

A research study demonstrates in mice the biological relevance of sex in the effects of accelerated ageing caused by a chronic treatment of D-galactose, a sugar found abundantly in milk and to a lesser extent in fruits and vegetables. At high doses, this substance accelerates ageing in males, affecting them at sensory and motor level and in their neuro-immuno-endocrine system, while females experience alterations in learning and their ability to register information about their surroundings and

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2018-02-19 13:55:47



Are Supermassive Black Holes Going to Eat the Universe?  

The largest black holes grow faster than their galaxies, according to new research.

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2018-02-19 13:47:05



Fake Mushroom Lures Pollinators into Floral Trap  

Unassuming houseplant uses alter ego to get lucky at insects' expense -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-19 13:28:23



College roommates underestimate each other's distress, new psychology research shows  

College roommates are sensitive to their roommates' distress but tend to underestimate the level of distress being experienced by others.

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2018-02-19 13:09:48



Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future  

With their insensitivity to decoherence what are known as Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of a quantum computer. The problem is that they only occur under very special circumstances. Now researchers have succeeded in manufacturing a component that is able to host the sought-after particles.

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2018-02-19 12:54:02



Dispersal of fish eggs by water birds – just a myth?  

How do fish end up in isolated bodies of water when they can't swim there themselves? For centuries, researchers have assumed that water birds transfer fish eggs into these waters -- however, a systematic literature review by researchers at the University of Basel has shown that there is no evidence of this to date.

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2018-02-19 12:35:17



Computers aid discovery of new, inexpensive material to make LEDs with high color quality  

Computers have helped researchers develop a new phosphor that can make LEDs cheaper and render colors more accurately. Researchers predicted the new phosphor using supercomputers and data mining algorithms, then developed a simple recipe to make it in the lab. Unlike many phosphors, this one is made of inexpensive, earth-abundant elements and can easily be made using industrial methods. As computers predicted, the new phosphor performed well in tests and in LED prototypes.

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2018-02-19 12:13:28



Microanalysis of biological samples for early disease detection  

Researchers have developed a sensing method with the potential to significantly contribute to early detection of cancer and diabetes.

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2018-02-19 12:07:56



This Is What the Race Gap in Academia Looks Like  

Data visualization highlights a problematic pattern in fields associated with intrinsic genius -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-19 12:07:56



Novel mechanism linking changes in mitochondria to cancer cell death  

Researchers have discovered that the activation of a specific enzyme may help suppress the spread of tumors.

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2018-02-19 11:28:55



Pluto May Have a Gooey Carbon Layer Beneath Its Crust  

A thick, gooey, asphalt-like layer could lie beneath Pluto's crust.

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2018-02-19 10:53:20



Let's End the Debate About Video Games and Violence  

In the wake of the Valentine's Day shooting at a Broward County, Florida high school, a familiar trope has reemerged: Often, when a young man is the shooter, people try to blame the tragedy on violent video games and other forms of media. Florida lawmaker Jared Moskowitz made the connection the day after the shooting, saying the gunman "was prepared to pick off students like it's a video game." In January, after two students were killed and many others wounded by a 15-year-old sho...

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2018-02-19 10:23:49



Blood and urine tests developed to indicate autism in children  

New blood and urine tests which search for damage to proteins could lead to earlier detection of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and consequently children with autism could be given appropriate treatment much earlier in their lives. ASDs are defined as developmental disorders mainly affecting social interaction and they can include a wide spectrum of behavioral problems. These include speech disturbances, repetitive and/or compulsive behavior, hyperactivity, anxiety, and difficulty to adapt to n

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2018-02-19 09:46:54



Fifteen new genes identified that shape our face  

Researchers have identified fifteen genes that determine our facial features.

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2018-02-19 09:40:31



Farming crops with rocks to reduce CO2 and improve global food security  

Farming crops with crushed rocks could help to improve global food security and reduce the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere, a new study has found.

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2018-02-19 09:24:06



First video of 'Dumbo' octopod hatchling shows that they look like mini-adults  

Researchers who've gotten the first look at a deep-sea 'dumbo' octopod hatchling report that the young octopods look and act much like adults from the moment they emerge from an egg capsule. Dumbo octopods are so named because their fins resemble Dumbo the elephant's ears.

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2018-02-19 09:04:12



An enzyme's evolution from changing electric fields and resisting antibiotics  

Bacteria can produce enzymes that make them resistant to antibiotics; one example is the TEM beta-lactamase enzyme, which enables bacteria to develop a resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics, such as penicillin and cephalosporins. Researchers are now studying how an enzyme changes and becomes antibiotic-resistant.

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2018-02-19 08:36:13



Why Lemurs Have Such Strange Diets  

Lemurs consume far less fruit than other primates -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-19 08:29:45



Global grazing lands increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate  

A new study shows precipitation variability has increased significantly on 49 percent of the world's grazing lands.

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2018-02-19 08:23:10



Mars Rock Hitches Ride on NASA's Next Rover  

The Curiosity rover will return a Martian meteorite to the Red Planet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-19 08:16:44



How the insulin receptor works  

As we are approaching the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a wide array of its signaling pathways has been defined. However, the initial step in insulin action, i.e. the engagement with its cell-surface receptor and the resulting conformational change, which propagates across the plasma membrane to the intracellular module, remains poorly understood.

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2018-02-19 08:06:44



Astrophysicists Warn Us Against Opening Malicious E.T. Messages  

Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 16, 2018 The idea of receiving some useful information from extra-terrestrial life-forms has long fascinated humanity and even inspired books and films, such as Contact (1997). However, there are those who have warned against trusting alien signals too much. According to the results of the recent research there is a high chance that the messages that we receive from the deep space can carry content

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2018-02-19 07:52:29



Many colors from a single dot  

Physicists have shown how even a separate single nanoparticle can be used to emit different colors of light. Their results show that the particles under consideration may be a very efficient and versatile tool to produce light of all colors at tiny scales.

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2018-02-19 07:32:06



Undersea Recordings Reveal A Whale's Tale  

By eavesdropping on the calls of blue whales, researchers hope to get a more accurate picture of the massive mammals' distribution and abundance. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-19 07:19:06



Life in the Cosmos --"In Its Advanced Forms May Be Incomprehensible to the Human Mind"  

        "If life really does form readily in Earth-like conditions, it should have started many times right here on Earth, so we should look for a 'shadow biosphere' of life, but not as we know it, under our very noses.'" Although there is plenty of habitable real estate out there, "habitable" is not the same as "inhabited," says Arizona State University Regents Professor and noted cosmologist Paul Davies. Because nobody knows how non-life transitioned to life on Ea

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2018-02-19 07:16:31



NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite arrives at KSC for launch  

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 16, 2018 NASA's next planet-hunting mission has arrived in Florida to begin preparations for launch. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station nearby NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida no earlier than April 16, pending range approval. TESS was delivered Feb. 12 aboard a truck from Orbital ATK in Dull

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2018-02-19 06:49:56



Towards a better prediction of solar eruptions  

Paris, France (SPX) Feb 13, 2018 Just one phenomenon may underlie all solar eruptions, according to researchers from the CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, CEA and INRIA[1] in an article featured on the cover of the February 8 issue of Nature magazine. They have identified the presence of a confining 'cage' in which a magnetic rope[2] forms, causing solar eruptions. It is the resistance of this cage to the attack of the rope that

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2018-02-19 06:46:19



Biden blasts science denialists, calls to dramatically speed up fight against cancer  

Former U.S. vice president links battle to evolutionary theory of punctuated equilibrium

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2018-02-19 06:30:26



Rotating dusty gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole  

Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Feb 15, 2018 Almost all galaxies hold concealed monstrous black holes in their centers. Researchers have known for a long time that the more massive the galaxy is, the more massive the central black hole is. This sounds reasonable at first, but host galaxies are 10 billion times bigger than the central black holes; it should be difficult for two objects of such vastly different scales to directly affect each

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2018-02-19 06:20:19



Road Trip!: Elon Musk's Tesla Won't Strike Earth Anytime Soon  

Plotting the spacefaring car’s interplanetary trajectory helps test forecasts for potentially Earth-threatening asteroids -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-19 05:58:49



Captured electrons excite nuclei to higher energy states  

Lemont IL (SPX) Feb 15, 2018 For the first time, physicists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and their collaborators, led by a team from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, demonstrated a long-theorized nuclear effect. This advance tests theoretical models that describe how nuclear and atomic realms interact and may also provide new insights into how star elements are created. Phys

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2018-02-19 05:58:06






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