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Blood-Forming Stem Cells Have Back-Up System in Stressed New! 2019-01-16 11:58:25Blood-forming (hematopoietic) adult stem cells reside deep in the bone marrow and are responsible for regenerating the body’s blood supply inclu

Amazing NASA Video Shows Ultima Thule Approach New! 2019-01-16 09:29:54NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took a series of images between 3 p.m. EST (8 p.m. GMT) on December 31, 2018, and 12:01 a.m. EST (5:01 a.m. GMT)

Archaeologists Find 2,900-Year-Old Seeds of Domesticated Goosefoot in New! 2019-01-16 08:07:16A team of Canadian archaeologists has found a cache of charred seeds of the pitseed goosefoot (Chenopodium berlandieri spp. jonesianum), a form of qui

Fever Helps Fight Off Infection by Altering Immune 2019-01-16 06:27:33According to a study published in the journal Immunity, fever alters surface proteins on immune cells to make them better able to travel via blood ves

Varroa Mites Feed Primarily on Honeybee Fat Body 2019-01-15 15:58:14A parasite called the varroa mite (Varroa destructor) is the most serious pest of European honeybees (Apis mellifera) worldwide. For decades, sci

ALMA Discovers Binary Star System with Polar Protoplanetary 2019-01-15 09:56:54Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) have spotted the first example of a binary system that has flipped its prot

Spacetime Geometry near Rotating Black Holes Acts Like 2019-01-15 07:51:56According to a theoretical paper published in the Annals of Physics, by Dr. Ovidiu Racorean from the General Direction of Information Technology in Bu

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Effective against Knee Osteoarthritis: Study 2019-01-15 06:16:47A new study, published in the journal Menopause, shows that women receiving menopausal hormone therapy had a significantly lower prevalence of symptom

Astronomers Find Nova Super-Remnant in Andromeda Galaxy 2019-01-14 14:17:22An international team of astronomers has found that M31N 2008-12a, a frequently erupting ‘nova’ located in the Andromeda Galaxy, is surrou

Study Shows How Human Brain Reconstructs Memories 2019-01-14 11:50:44Remembering is a reconstructive process, yet little is known about how the reconstruction of a memory unfolds in time in the brain. In a study publish

Hubble Spots ‘Perfectly Spherical’ Elliptical Galaxy: Messier 89 2019-01-14 09:10:07The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the massive galaxy Messier 89, which is found in the constellation of Virgo. Messier 89 is

Microbial Metabolite from Berry- and Pomegranate-Rich Diet Protects 2019-01-14 04:05:01Urolithin A, a major microbial metabolite derived from polyphenolic compounds of berries and pomegranate fruits, and its synthetic structural analog,

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How Insects' Ancestors Learned to Fly 2019-01-15 12:41:09Before they flew, winged insects had to learn to glide. Scientists say they've puzzled out the evolutionary path that gave insects wings, settling wh

SNAPSHOT: Mona Lisa Isn't Staring At You, Scientists 2019-01-14 19:33:58Ever feel like the eyes in a painting are following you That creepy feeling of being watched by a picture is known as the “Mona Lisa effect

Hijacked Bacteria Reveal New Compounds, New Drug Candidates 2019-01-14 18:43:29More than half of all new drugs in the U.S. are made from compounds found in nature. These so-called secondary metabolites are produced in the ce

To Track Greenhouse Gases, This Nonprofit Wants to 2019-01-14 18:12:16EDF's MethaneSAT The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has granted two companies $1.5 million in contracts to design a privately-funded satellite that

Chang'e 4 Sends Another Trove of Images from 2019-01-14 17:27:27Success for Chang'e 4 The far side of the moon is finally coming into focus. China’s Chang’e 4 mission became the first to land on t

This Russian Start-up Wants to Put Billboards in 2019-01-14 16:08:57Imagine this: you’ve just fled from the city to your nearest national park to gaze deeply into the infinite abyss of space and contemplate how y

Nobel Prize Winner: Give Scientists Time to Make 2019-01-14 14:30:51Since the announcement that I won the Nobel Prize in physics for chirped pulse amplification, or CPA, there has been a lot of attention on its practic

Top 18 Projects of 2018 on SciStarter 2019-01-14 13:43:022018 was a great year for Citizen Science! More than 3,000 projects and events are now registered on SciStarter. There's something for everyone, ever

Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf, World's Largest, is Melting 2019-01-14 13:00:29(Inside Science) -- Most of the worry over melting ice in Antarctica has focused on the rapidly melting western shore, where there is enough ice to ra

A Scientific Song of Consciousness and Self 2019-01-13 07:55:53In what may be a world first, a peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers in Psychology, has published a song. The musical contribution to science is c

Frightening new visualization shows the deadly Camp Fire 2019-01-12 16:05:22The sophisticated modeling behind the visualization may provide better tools for getting people out of the way of wildfires https://www.yout

Research showing steeper increases in ocean heat is 2019-01-11 20:52:33There's been good evidence that the oceans were heating up faster than thought. Now, scientists have fitted the puzzle pieces together. So thi

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Elias M. Stein, Mathematician of Fluctuations, Is Dead 2019-01-14 17:59:00Arriving from Europe with diamonds in his shoes (hidden there), he found renown in his field with real-world applications, like charting a stock marke

Calculator: Opioids, Car Crashes and Falling: The Odds 2019-01-14 17:37:33A new report found that, for the first time, Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a vehicle crash. But the likeliest causes

The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips 2019-01-14 16:11:15It is legal to resell unused test strips for blood glucose, and many patients do, driving an unusual trade online and on the streets.

Rise of the Golden Jackal 2019-01-14 15:17:35A species that was barely known in Europe now vastly outnumbers wolves there, and is rapidly spreading north and west.

Take a Number: You’re Not Getting Much Taller, 2019-01-14 14:15:54New government data charts some interesting changes in average bodies over recent decades.

Global Health: A Silver Bullet Against the Brain-Eating 2019-01-14 13:00:40Minuscule particles coated with anti-seizure drugs seem to halt microbes that feed on brain tissue.

The New Health Care: The Reasonable Way to 2019-01-14 05:00:01Cannabis has downsides, but speculation and fear should be replaced with the best evidence available.

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s Rocket Company, Cuts 10 Percent 2019-01-12 15:21:07The private company, which aims to send humans to Mars, will have about 6,000 employees remaining after the companywide layoffs.

California Adds Its Clout to States Battling High 2019-01-11 23:54:54Under a new governor, it’s hoping to use its status as the most populous state as leverage when it negotiates with drug makers.

The Flu Is Widespread in the U.S., and 2019-01-11 23:50:37In the last three months, 6 to 7 million people have caught the flu, and the season isn’t over yet.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Curbs Executives’ Ties to Industry 2019-01-11 20:54:10The cancer center will now bar top officials from sitting on outside boards of for-profit companies, and is conducting a wide-scale review of other po

Lab Severs Ties With James Watson, Citing ‘Unsubstantiated 2019-01-11 19:51:43In a recent documentary, the geneticist doubled down on comments he made a decade ago, then apologized for, regarding race, genetics and intelligence.

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Easing test anxiety boosts low-income students’ biology grades 2019-01-14 15:00:04Wealthier students outperform their less advantaged peers in math and science. Decreasing test anxiety may help even the playing field.

A cosmic flare called the ‘Cow’ may reveal 2019-01-14 11:12:41A burst of light from far away may have been an odd type of exploding star or a white dwarf being eaten by a black hole.

Desalination pours more toxic brine into the ocean 2019-01-14 10:17:09Desalination plants help offset the world’s growing water needs, but they also produce much more supersalty water than scientists realized.

Your phone could reveal your radiation exposure after 2019-01-14 06:00:06Examining personal electronics may help gauge people’s radiation exposure in the event of a nuclear accident or attack.

Here’s how the record-breaking government shutdown is disrupting 2019-01-12 08:00:05The partial government shutdown is taking many U.S. scientists out of commission and putting up hurdles to their research.

A drill built for Mars is being used 2019-01-11 14:47:47An autonomous drill originally designed for work on Mars has its first mission in Antarctica.

How worm blobs behave like a liquid and 2019-01-11 13:11:39Blobs of worms flow like a fluid, plop like a solid and fascinate scientists.

Nerve cells from people with autism grow unusually 2019-01-11 06:00:04In some forms of autism, nerve cells develop faster than normal, possibly setting the stage for the disorder, a study finds.

Poison toilet paper reveals how termites help rainforests 2019-01-10 14:00:06Novel use of poisoned toilet paper rolls and teabags led to discovery that termites help tropical forests resist droughts.

Floating seabirds provide a novel way to trace 2019-01-10 09:00:06Seabirds idly drifting with ocean currents provide a novel way to track and understand how these flows change with time and location.

50 years ago, scientists studied orcas in the 2019-01-10 08:00:06The study of killer whales has come a long way since the capture of seven in 1968 allowed scientists to study the animals in their habitat.

‘Little Foot’ skeleton reveals a brain much like 2019-01-10 06:00:05An ancient skeleton dubbed Little Foot points to the piecemeal evolution of various humanlike traits in hominids, two studies suggest.

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High-speed supernova reveals earliest moments of a dying New! 2019-01-16 14:06:43An international team of researchers found evidence for the much theorized 'hot cocoon'.

'Ambidextrous' robots could dramatically speed e-commerce New! 2019-01-16 14:06:38Engineers present a novel, 'ambidextrous' approach to grasping a diverse range of object shapes without training.

Scientists grow perfect human blood vessels in a New! 2019-01-16 13:08:20Scientists have managed to grow perfect human blood vessels as organoids in a petri dish for the first time. The breakthrough engineering technology d

How stem cells self-organize in the developing embryo New! 2019-01-16 13:08:17New study uses live imaging to understand a critical step in early embryonic development -- how genes and molecules control forces to orchestrate the

When activated, 'social' brain circuits inhibit feeding behavior New! 2019-01-16 13:08:14Feeding behavior and social stimulation activate intermingled but distinct brain circuits, and activating one circuit can inhibit the other, according

Scientists discover novel process to convert visible light New! 2019-01-16 13:08:12Scientists have developed a novel chemical process to convert infrared energy into visible light, allowing innocuous radiation to penetrate living tis

Artificial intelligence applied to the genome identifies an New! 2019-01-16 12:26:50By combining deep learning algorithms and statistical methods, investigators have identified, in the genome of Asian individuals, the footprint of a n

Mechanism for leukaemia cell growth revealed, prompting new New! 2019-01-16 12:26:45A mechanism which drives leukaemia cell growth has been discovered by researchers, who believe their findings could help to inform new strategies when

Evidence of changing seasons, rain on Saturn's moon New! 2019-01-16 11:55:37An image from the international Cassini spacecraft provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons. The rainf

Urbanization may hold key to tiger survival New! 2019-01-16 11:55:34A new study says the future of tigers in Asia is linked the path of demographic transition -- for humans.

New AI can detect urinary tract infections New! 2019-01-16 11:55:31New AI could identify and help reduce one of the top causes of hospitalization for people living with dementia: urinary tract infections (UTI).

Engineered light to improve health, food New! 2019-01-16 11:55:27intentionally controlled light can help regulate human health and productivity by eliciting various hormonal responses. Tailored LED wavelengths and i

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Dental study of juvenile archaic Homo< fossil gives 2019-01-16 00:00:00Most aspects of dental development for a juvenile Homo specimen from the Pleistocene fall within the modern human range, according to research by a gr

Full carbonate chemistry at the site of calcification 2019-01-16 00:00:00Researchers from the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM), the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen and the University of Kiel have s

Democratic governors have bold ideas to transform health 2019-01-16 00:00:00Republican and Democratic governors have strikingly different visions for the future of health care, according to a new analysis published in the Amer

Study finds following heart health guidelines also reduces 2019-01-16 00:00:00Lifestyle and health factors that are good for your heart can also prevent diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State Univers

Poll: Majority of millennials do not like Trump, 2019-01-16 00:00:00A new national poll of millennials looks at opinions on President Trump, social media, key issues and potential 2020 presidential candidates.

First example of copper catalyzed/mediated direct b-h alkenylation/alkynylation 2019-01-16 00:00:00Base metal catalyzed regioselective cage B-H functionalization has been achieved. Under the assistance of a bidentate directing group, Cu-catalyzed [4

Immune cell clues offer hope to hypertension patients, 2019-01-16 00:00:00Scientists have pinpointed cells in the immune system that could be key to tackling high blood pressure. The findings also shed light on current medic

Feathers: better than Velcro? 2019-01-16 00:00:00The structures zipping together the barbs in bird feathers could provide a model for new adhesives and new aerospace materials, according to a study b

Just like flipping a switch -- in only 2019-01-16 00:00:00Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered spin flips happen in one half of one trillionth of a second, or half a picosecond in th

Survey questions cancer doctors' awareness of LGBTQ issues 2019-01-16 00:00:00Most oncologists say they don't know enough about how to treat patients with differences in sexual orientation or identity, but most are also interes

Researchers create 'shortcut' to terpene biosynthesis in E. 2019-01-16 00:00:00Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an artificial enzymatic pathway for synthesizing isoprenoids, or terpenes, in E.coli.

Nudging does not necessarily improve decisions 2019-01-16 00:00:00Nudging, the concept of influencing people's behavior without imposing rules, bans or coercion, is an idea that government officials and marketing sp

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Romeo, The World's Loneliest Frog, May Have Finally 2019-01-15 14:51:34Bolivian biologists spent 10 years looking for a mate for a lovelorn frog they feared was the last of his kind.

Junk Food Companies Spend Billions Of Dollars On 2019-01-15 05:45:16Black teens saw more than twice as many television ads for fast food, candy, sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks compared with white teens in 2017, acc

Nobel Scientist James Watson Stripped Of Titles For 2019-01-14 04:23:58He said in a documentary that he finds "no joy" in what he said are the differences in intelligence between blacks and whites.

See The First Ever Panoramic Photo Of The 2019-01-12 15:47:35China's space agency hopes the lander mission will tell us more about the moon's history.

Mysterious Repeating Radio Signal Detected In Deep Space 2019-01-10 18:15:45Little is known about these extremely rare radio bursts, including where they come from.

Fawning Over 'Fiji Water Girl' Ignores The Evils 2019-01-10 00:03:03We laughed at the memes, but we missed an opportunity to talk about something more important.

Lonely George The Tree Snail Has Died, Wiping 2019-01-09 14:56:21Despite ongoing efforts, Hawaii's remaining land snails also face imminent extinction, wildlife officials said.

Trump Nominates Andrew Wheeler As Permanent EPA Administrator 2019-01-09 12:54:26The former coal lobbyist and longest-serving acting chief in the EPA's history is set to become its 15th administrator.

Jay Inslee Pledges To Reject Fossil Fuel Money 2019-01-09 06:00:38The Washington state governor is preparing to run for the White House on the sole issue of combating human-caused global warming.

China Just Made History In Moon Landing. What 2019-01-07 09:04:16Trump sees China as a military threat in space.

As Green New Deal Fight Shifts To 2020, 2019-01-07 05:45:14The Sunrise Movement's Road to a Green New Deal Tour will make stops in states like Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Election Chaos Is Making History’s Second-Largest Ebola Outbreak 2019-01-05 05:45:00The Democratic Republic of Congo government cut the internet. People attacked medical facilities. NGOs relocated their staff.

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