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 2019-07-18 13:11 

Nature

How to make development funds go further...

International grants for low-income countries should be matched by local sources....

 2019-07-18 13:00 

SpaceNews

Apollo 11's greatest contribution to humanity: infinite inspiration...

Just as we have built on the foundation provided by the Apollo astronauts, the next generation will build on our achievements, and future generations on theirs. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-07-18 13:00 

Phys.org

Bioinspired MXene-based actuators for programmable smart devices...

During photosynthesis, natural leaves with elaborate architectures and functional components can harvest and convert solar energy into chemical fuels that are converted into energy. The biological energy production has provided materials scientists a new ...

 2019-07-18 13:00 

Space.com

Apollo 11 Astronaut and Space Station Crew Reflect on Epic Moonshot...

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins recalled the epic journey that brought him to the moon 50 years ago, as International Space Station astronauts paid tribute to the first human moon landing....

 2019-07-18 12:50 

Phys.org

The ABC of ribosome recycling...

Ribosomes, the essential machinery used for protein synthesis is recycled after each one round of translation. An enzyme called ABCE1 is responsible for this process and turns out to be remarkably plastic as LMU biophysicists report....

 2019-07-18 12:32 

Phys.org

Algae-killing viruses spur nutrient recycling in oceans...

Scientists have confirmed that viruses can kill marine algae called diatoms and that diatom die-offs near the ocean surface may provide nutrients and organic matter for recycling by other algae, according to a Rutgers-led study....

 2019-07-18 12:25 

Phys.org

Cassini explores ring-like formations around Titan's lakes...

Using observations from the international Cassini spacecraft, scientists have explored the ring-like mounds that wrap around some of the pools found at the poles of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The study reveals more about how these features formed....

 2019-07-18 12:07 

Phys.org

Researchers study impact of information on voters...

Voter information campaigns don't shape voter behavior, according to an analysis of data combined from studies independently conducted but coordinated by researchers working in six developing countries. The study, co-authored by William & Mary Departm...

 2019-07-18 12:00 

NPR

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Meet John Houbolt: He Figured Out How To Go To The Moon, But Few Were Listening...

In the early 1960s, NASA was considering three different ideas for landing a man on the lunar surface. Houbolt's plan ultimately won out despite concerns within NASA that it was too risky....

 2019-07-18 12:00 

SpaceNews

Op-ed | Why we're not on the moon now (and how we can stay next time we go)...

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the moon, you might notice we aren't celebrating it on the moon. Why? SpaceNews.com...

 2019-07-18 11:58 

Phys.org

Mapping the moon and worlds beyond...

In 1972, it took an astronaut going on a spacewalk to do what Lynn Carter now can do with a few mouse clicks over lunch....

 2019-07-18 11:40 

TreeHugger

Canada's Conservative leader blasts food guide for 'bias' against dairy...

"Chocolate milk saved my son's life," Andrew Scheer said. So he has promised to rewrite the dietary guidelines if elected this fall....

 2019-07-18 11:32 

LiveScience.com

Another Person Goes Blind After Wearing Contacts in the Shower...

A woman's habit of keeping her contact lenses in while swimming and showering had serious consequences....

 2019-07-18 11:32 

LiveScience.com

Here's What Neil Armstrong Saw When He Landed Apollo 11's Eagle on the Moon...

See the moon through the eyes of the legendary moonwalker for the first time....

 2019-07-18 11:31 

LiveScience.com

'Spooky' Quantum Entanglement Finally Captured in Stunning Photo...

Scientists just captured the first-ever photo of a quantum physics phenomenon Albert Einstein once called "spooky action at a distance."...

 2019-07-18 11:30 

LiveScience.com

Does Anyone Really Think the Moon Landing Was Faked?...

The truth behind moon landing conspiracy theories....

 2019-07-18 11:29 

Space.com

How NASA Tracked Apollo 11 to the Moon and Back with 1960s Tech...

NASA relied on the U.S. State Department to implement an extensive global network of antennas to support the 1969 moon landing....

 2019-07-18 11:29 

Space.com

Apollo 11 Is Turning 50. Why All the Moon-Landing Anniversary Hype?...

In case you haven't heard, the Apollo 11 mission that landed humans on the moon happened exactly 50 years ago — but why does that temporal inevitability seem so compelling to so many people?...

 2019-07-18 11:29 

LiveScience.com

Earth's Core Has Been Leaking for 2.5 Billion Years and Geologists Don't Know Why...

Earth's core has been leaking the element tungsten for the past 2.5 billion years....

 2019-07-18 11:19 

Space.com

Did We Mishear Neil Armstrong's Famous First Words on the Moon?...

Armstrong always insisted that he said, 'That's one small step for a man.' Yet everyone omits the 'a' when they repeat the quote. A linguist tries to get to the bottom of what happened....

 2019-07-18 11:13 

Space.com

Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 18, 1969: Entering the Moon's Gravity...

On the second day of their historic mission to land on the moon for the first time, the Apollo 11 crew of Neil Armstrong (commander), Mike Collins (command module pilot) and Buzz Aldrin (lunar module pilot) received a small gift from Mission Control....

 2019-07-18 11:02 

BBC

Red List: Extinction threat to overlooked species...

Fish, snails and fungi join a list of threatened species, as conservationists say small, slimy species have been overlooked....

 2019-07-18 11:00 

ScienceNews.org

50 years ago, lambs survived but didn't thrive inside artificial wombs...

Artificial wombs to support preemie babies are closer to reality....

 2019-07-18 11:00 

Space.com

Never-Before-Seen NASA Video Shows Scientists Test Apollo 11 Moon Rocks for Life in 1969...

Apollo 11 carried the first geologic samples from the moon back to Earth — and NASA has finally released footage of researchers examining those lunar samples for signs of life....

 2019-07-18 10:58 

New Scientist

We're pushing 28,000 species closer to extinction...

More than 28,000 species are threatened with extinction due to humans over-exploiting wildlife, according to the IUCN red list...

 2019-07-18 10:57 

New Scientist

WHO declares international emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak...

The World Health Organization is calling for international support to help stop the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from spreading...

 2019-07-18 10:45 

Scientific American

Alzheimer's Meeting: Lifestyle Factors Are Best--and Only--Bet Now for Reducing Dementia Risk...

Researchers are still optimistic about finding disease-altering medicines—just not anytime soon...

 2019-07-18 10:27 

Phys.org

Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?...

In a world where energy consumption is on the rise, our only hope is the development of new energy-generation technologies. Although currently used renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy have their merits, there is a gigantic, permanent, a...

 2019-07-18 10:26 

Phys.org

A new material for the battery of the future...

Renewable sources of energy such as wind or photovoltaic are intermittent; production peaks do not necessarily follow the demand peaks. Storing green energy is therefore essential to moving away from fossil fuels. The energy produced by photovoltaic cells...

 2019-07-18 10:26 

Phys.org

Ants that defend plants receive sugar and protein...

Biologists Laura Carolina Leal and Felipe Passos have performed a series of experiments to determine how plants with extrafloral nectaries interact with ants in Brazil's Northeast region—specifically, in the interior of Bahia State, where the se...

 2019-07-18 10:00 

Phys.org

Illusive patterns in math explained by ideas in physics...

Patterns appear widely throughout nature and math, from the Fibonacci spirals of sea shells to the periodicity of crystals. But certain math problems can sometimes trick the human solver into seeing a pattern, but then, out of the blue, the pattern sudden...

 2019-07-18 07:00 

Nautilus

When the Earth Had Two Moons - Issue 74: Networks...

For more than half a century, the moon had been mocking the best minds in science, and for Erik Asphaug enough was enough. The taunting began three years before Asphaug was born. On Oct. 7, 1959, the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft looped behind the moon, snappi...

 2019-07-18 07:00 

Nautilus

She Rewrote the Moon's Origin Story - Issue 74: Networks...

Fifty years ago, in the Oval Office, Richard Nixon made what he called the "most historic phone call ever." Houston had put him through to the men on the moon. "It's a great honor and privilege for us to be here," Neil Armstrong said, ...

 2019-07-18 07:00 

Nautilus

The Moon Is Full of Money - Issue 74: Networks...

I was slung in my favorite deck chair, drink in hand, having a gawk at the night sky. Andromeda, Pisces ... I trawled the constellations, mind abandoned, still aware in some curve at the back of my brain that the world is coming apart at the seams and we&...

 2019-07-18 05:52 

Phys.org

Red wine's resveratrol could help Mars explorers stay strong...

Mars is about 9 months from Earth with today's tech, NASA reckons. As the new space race hurtles forward, Harvard researchers are asking: how do we make sure the winners can still stand when they reach the finish line?...

 2019-07-18 04:01 

New Scientist

Birds and insect species are heading north in the UK as climate warms...

More than 50 of the UK's estimated 39,000 animal species, mostly insects and birds, extended their range northwards within the UK between 2008 and 2018...

 2019-07-18 04:00 

EurekAlert

Emotion-detection applications built on outdated science, report warns...

Software that purportedly reads emotions in faces is being deployed or tested for a variety of purposes, including surveillance, hiring, clinical diagnosis, and market research. But a new scientific report finds that facial movements are an inexact gauge ...

 2019-07-18 04:00 

EurekAlert

Species on the move...

A total of 55 animal species in the UK have been displaced from their natural ranges or enabled to arrive for the first time on UK shores because of climate change over the last 10 years (2008-2018) -- as revealed in a new study published today by scienti...

 2019-07-18 04:00 

EurekAlert

Jumbo squid mystery solved...

Stanford-led research identifies a perfect storm of warming waters and reduced food to blame in the collapse of the once lucrative jumbo squid fishery off Baja California....

 2019-07-18 04:00 

EurekAlert

'Trojan horse' anticancer drug disguises itself as fat...

A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors. Thinking the drugs are tasty fats, tumors invite the drug inside. Once there, the targeted drug activates, immediately suppressing t...

 2019-07-18 04:00 

EurekAlert

Over-claiming knowledge predicts anti-establishment voting...

People who think they know more than they actually do are more likely to vote against the establishment, shows new research out of the Netherlands....

 2019-07-18 04:00 

EurekAlert

Red wine's resveratrol could help Mars explorers stay strong, says Harvard study...

Mars is about 9 months from Earth with today's tech, NASA reckons. As the new space race hurtles forward, Harvard researchers are asking: how do we make sure the winners can still stand when they reach the finish line? Published in Frontiers in Physio...

 2019-07-18 04:00 

EurekAlert

Rising CO2, climate change projected to reduce availability of nutrients worldwide...

The most comprehensive synthesis of climate change impacts on the global availability of nutrients to date finds that, over the next 30 years, climate change and higher CO2 could significantly reduce the availability of critical nutrients, representing an...

 2019-07-18 04:00 

EurekAlert

Some pharmacists missing mark on therapeutic guidelines: QUT study...

A study by researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, of more than 200 pharmacies has raised concerns that some are not adhering to therapeutic guidelines when distributing pharmaceuticals....

 2019-07-18 03:40 

The Conversation AU

We need to protect the heritage of the Apollo missions...

Parts of the Apollo missions remain on the Moon, here you can see one of the legs of the base of the lunar landing module. NASA It's 50 years since the two Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent 22 hours collecting samples, deployin...

 2019-07-18 03:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?...

Scientists have developed a very stable battery cell that can directly convert heat into electricity, thus finally providing a way for exploiting geothermal energy in a sustainable way....

 2019-07-18 03:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Win or lose: Rigged card game sheds light on inequality, fairness...

Researchers are using a rigged card game to shed light on perceptions of inequality....

 2019-07-18 03:03 

ScienceDaily.com

One in 270 births have 'dual burden' of prematurity and severe maternal complications...

A quarter of women who have serious maternal complications during childbirth also have premature births, posing a 'dual burden' on families, finds new research....

 2019-07-18 03:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Ants that defend plants receive sugar and protein...

The aggressiveness of ants in arid environments with scarce food supply helps protect plants against herbivorous arthropods....

 2019-07-18 03:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Shaky scaffold changes lung infrastructure...

Researchers identify changes in enzymes that may contribute to lung damage in rare genetic disorder....

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