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 2019-09-17 04:25 

The Conversation AU

Apple Arcade and Google Stadia aim to offer frictionless game streaming, if your NBN plan can handle it...

Google's Stadia will be available through the Google Chrome web browser, on smartphones, smart televisions, tablets, and through Chromecast. dronepicr/Wikimedia Commons , CC BY Two of the biggest tech companies in the world, Apple and Google, are laun...

 2019-09-17 04:00 

EurekAlert

Scientists identify previously unknown 'hybrid zone' between hummingbird species...

We usually think of a species as being reproductively isolated -- that is, not mating with other species in the wild. Occasionally, however, closely related species do interbreed. New research documents the existence of a previously undiscovered hybrid zo...

 2019-09-17 04:00 

EurekAlert

Here's what you need to rise to the top...

Passion, grit, the right mindset and support from others are what's needed to rank among the best in a given field. That's the only way you'll be able to keep yourself motivated and endure all the practice that's required....

 2019-09-17 04:00 

EurekAlert

Racism a factor in asthma control for young African-American children...

A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows an association between African-American parents/guardians who have experienced the chronic stress associated with exposure to racism and poor asthma control in their young children....

 2019-09-17 04:00 

EurekAlert

Nature documentaries increasingly talk about threats to nature, but still don't show them...

Researchers analyzing recent BBC and Netflix nature documentaries found that although they increasingly mention threats to nature, visual depictions of these threats remain scarce, potentially misleading audiences on the state of the natural world.The fin...

 2019-09-17 04:00 

EurekAlert

Scientists in New York City discover a valuable method to track rats...

A new paper in The Journal of Urban Ecology, published by Oxford University Press, finds that rats can be baited to, or repelled from, locations using pheromones found in the scents of other rats....

 2019-09-17 04:00 

EurekAlert

Synthetic cells capture and reveal hidden messages of the immune system...

New research is highly relevant to how antibodies are made in response to infections, vaccines and in autoimmunity due to the its analysis of a signal that is associated with hyper IgM syndrome, a genetic deficiency of CD40 ligand (CD40L) that results in ...

 2019-09-17 04:00 

EurekAlert

Female athletes seek specialty care for concussion later than males...

Female athletes seek specialty medical treatment later than male athletes for sports-related concussions (SRC), and this delay may cause them to experience more symptoms and longer recoveries....

 2019-09-17 01:25 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists prove low cost arthritis drug can effectively treat blood cancer sufferers...

A simple arthritis drug could be an effective, low cost solution to treat patients with blood cancers such as polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET), a breakthrough study has shown....

 2019-09-17 01:25 

ScienceDaily.com

Virtual reality training could improve employee safety...

A new study suggests employee safety could be improved through use of virtual reality (VR) in Health and Safety training, such as fire evacuation drills. Researchers developed an immersive VR system to stimulate participants' perception of temperature...

 2019-09-17 01:25 

ScienceDaily.com

New species of giant salamander is world's biggest amphibian...

Using DNA from museum specimens collected in the early 20th century, researchers identified two new species of giant salamander -- one of which they suspect is the world's biggest amphibian....

 2019-09-17 01:25 

ScienceDaily.com

To address hunger, many countries may have to increase carbon footprint...

Achieving an adequate, healthy diet in most low- and middle-income countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use due to food production, according to new research....

 2019-09-17 00:00 

Phys.org

To address hunger, many countries may have to increase carbon footprint...

Achieving an adequate, healthy diet in most low- and middle-income countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use due to food production, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future...

 2019-09-16 23:28 

Universe Today

Carnival of Space #628-629...

Welcome to the 629-629th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today so now, on to this week's worth of st...

 2019-09-16 23:15 

National Geographic

World’s largest amphibian identified as a unique species...

Chinese giant salamanders are three separate species; this new finding should help guide efforts to save the critically endangered animal....

 2019-09-16 23:10 

Phys.org

New species of giant salamander is world's biggest amphibian...

Using DNA from museum specimens collected in the early 20th century, researchers from ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and London's Natural History Museum identified two new species of giant salamander—one of which they suspect is the world...

 2019-09-16 23:01 

New Scientist

New species of giant salamander is the world's largest amphibian...

The South China giant salamander, one of two new species of giant salamander, may grow to be almost 2 metres long - making it the worlds largest amphibian...

 2019-09-16 22:25 

ScienceDaily.com

Shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes...

Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Tall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41% decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33% decreased risk...

 2019-09-16 22:14 

TreeHugger

Invasive fish may get their own dystopian nightmare...

Scientists find that scary fish robots can quickly stress invasive fish species into reduced reproduction....

 2019-09-16 21:57 

ScienceDaily.com

More than Lyme: Tick study finds multiple agents of tick-borne diseases...

Scientists reported on the prevalence of multiple agents capable of causing human disease that are present in three species of ticks in Long Island....

 2019-09-16 21:25 

Space.com

Lawmakers Propose Renaming NASA Ohio Facility for Neil Armstrong...

The first man on the moon could soon have a second NASA facility renamed in his memory. Lawmakers have introduced a bill to redesignate NASA's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, for Neil Armstrong....

 2019-09-16 21:14 

SpaceNews

Satellite C-band is worth billions, but how many?...

As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission prepares to decide how to reallocate some or all of the nation's satellite C-band spectrum for the coming wave of 5G mobile communications services, experts say appraising the monetary value of the spectru...

 2019-09-16 21:08 

Universe Today

Nothing Says Springtime on Mars Like Explosions of Sand...

Springtime on Earth can be a riotous affair, as plants come back to life and creatures large and small get ready to mate. Nothing like that happens on Mars, of course. But even on a cold world like Mars, springtime brings changes, though you have to look ...

 2019-09-16 21:01 

ScienceDaily.com

Human hearts evolved for endurance...

Major physical changes occurred in the human heart as people shifted from hunting and foraging to farming and modern life. As a result, human hearts are now less 'ape-like' and better suited to endurance types of activity....

 2019-09-16 21:01 

ScienceDaily.com

For lemurs, sex role reversal may get its start in the womb...

In lemur society, it's not males but the females who are in charge. A new study of the role of hormones in aggression in lemurs from before birth to adulthood suggests female domination gets wired early, while lemurs are still in the womb....

 2019-09-16 21:01 

ScienceDaily.com

Early rice farmers unwittingly selected for weedy imposters...

Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyard grass a big hand, helping to give root to a rice imitator that is now considered one of the world's worst agricultural weeds....

 2019-09-16 21:01 

ScienceDaily.com

Defective cilia linked to heart valve birth defects...

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), the most common heart valve birth defect, is associated with genetic variation in human primary cilia during heart valve development, report researchers. Crucial to cilia development is the exocyst, which shuttles cilia cargo ...

 2019-09-16 20:45 

SpaceNews

Aerojet Rocketdyne to join Northrop Grumman's bid for next-generation ICBM...

The addition of Aerojet to Northrop's team guarantees that the nation's only two manufacturers of large solid rocket motors will be part of the GBSD program. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-09-16 20:35 

The Conversation AU

Explainer: what happens when magnetic north and true north align?...

Very rarely, depending on where you are in the world, your compass can actually point to true north. https://www.shutterstock.com At some point in recent weeks, a once-in-a-lifetime event happened for people at Greenwich in the United Kingdom. Magnetic co...

 2019-09-16 20:29 

Phys.org

Look out, invasive species: The robots are coming...

Invasive species control is notoriously challenging, especially in lakes and rivers where native fish and other wildlife have limited options for escape. In his laboratory's latest foray into using biomimetic robots to understand and modify animal beh...

 2019-09-16 20:28 

LiveScience.com

Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2019-2020)...

The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older....

 2019-09-16 20:26 

Phys.org

Ecologist revives world's longest running succession study...

Ecologists have long tried to understand and anticipate the compositional change of plant species, especially now, as climate and land usage disrupts the way in which plants colonize and expand their communities. Called plant succession, the study of pred...

 2019-09-16 20:25 

Space.com

Brad Pitt Calls Space Station Astronaut to Talk 'Ad Astra' and Life in Space (Video)...

"Ad Astra" star Brad Pitt talks about life in space with NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who recently screened the film at the International Space Station....

 2019-09-16 20:24 

Phys.org

For lemurs, sex role reversal may get its start in the womb...

Anyone who says females are the 'gentle sex' has never met a lemur. Lady lemurs get first dibs on food, steal their mates' favorite sleeping spots and even attack males, swatting or biting those that annoy them....

 2019-09-16 20:22 

NPR

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Sophistication Of Saudi Airstrike Points To Iranian Involvement...

An attack over the weekend crippled a major Saudi Arabian oil facility. Evidence suggests the strike may have involved both missiles and drones and means Iran probably played a role....

 2019-09-16 20:15 

Phys.org

Researchers find a new way to explain population differences in personality structure among humans...

How people behave in one situation often tells us how they will act in others. A shy introvert in one place, for example, isn't likely to be the gregarious life of the party in another....

 2019-09-16 20:15 

Scientific American

Drilling Could Cause Extinctions in Alaskan Refuge, Government Plan Says...

Oil and gas development could exacerbate the impacts to species in the rapidly warming Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...

 2019-09-16 20:08 

Phys.org

Just add water—Chemists uncover a mechanism behind doping organic semiconductors...

Semiconductors—and our mastery of them—have enabled us to develop the technology that underpins our modern society. These devices are responsible for a wide range of electronics, including circuit boards, computer chips and sensors....

 2019-09-16 20:08 

ScienceDaily.com

Americans would rather drive themselves than have an autonomous vehicle drive them...

Are you willing to ride in a driverless car? Researchers studied how Americans' perceived cost of commute time changes depending on who's driving....

 2019-09-16 20:08 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers build microscopic biohybrid robots propelled by muscles, nerves...

Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light -- bringing mechanical engineering one step closer to developing autonomous biobots....

 2019-09-16 20:08 

ScienceDaily.com

Renegade genes caught red-handed...

Potentially dangerous genes embedded within human DNA were once thought to be locked down by helpful DNA structures called heterochromatin. A researcher disputes that belief and hopes to change the paradigm even further....

 2019-09-16 20:08 

ScienceDaily.com

Are existing laws enough to cope with accelerating environmental change?...

Do you think that major statutory reform is necessary address global environmental challenges? Think again. New research by a group of environmental law scholars explores the untapped capacity of existing environmental and natural resources management sta...

 2019-09-16 20:08 

ScienceDaily.com

New technology allows fleets to double fishing capacity -- and deplete fish stocks faster...

Technological advances are allowing commercial fishing fleets to double their fishing power every 35 years and put even more pressure on dwindling fish stocks, new research has found....

 2019-09-16 20:06 

Phys.org

Large transnational corporations play critical role in global natural resource management...

Researchers have identified six corporate actions that, combined with effective public policy and improved governmental regulations, could help large transnational corporations steer environmental stewardship efforts around the world, a new paper suggests...

 2019-09-16 20:06 

ScienceDaily.com

Big data, bench science suggests drug may slow Parkinson's progression in people...

A drug used to treat enlarged prostate may also slow the progression of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study....

 2019-09-16 20:05 

Phys.org

New technology allows fleets to double fishing capacity—and deplete fish stocks faster...

Technological advances are allowing commercial fishing fleets to double their fishing power every 35 years and put even more pressure on dwindling fish stocks, new research has found....

 2019-09-16 19:45 

Space.com

Sand Dunes Snake Near Mars' North Pole (Photo)...

Rippling, dark-flecked sand dunes near Mars' north pole look like melting chocolate-chip ice cream in an image captured by the European-Russian Trace Gas Orbiter....

 2019-09-16 19:39 

Space.com

Parody Video Takes Ariana Grande's NASA Fandom to New Heights...

NASA's newest video from interns at the Johnson Space Center has a definite lunar flavor — and it's feminine....

 2019-09-16 19:32 

Scientific American

Kids Not Hurt By Screentime...

A study finds no deleterious effects on mental health when kids spend their leisure time texting and engaging in other online activities....

 2019-09-16 19:19 

SpaceNews

Richard Branson headlines Air Force event, pitches Virgin Orbit's capabilities for national security...

Branson: "Hopefully that will be a deterrent to an enemy state to not knock out satellites if America has a capability to replace them within 24 hours." SpaceNews.com...

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