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 2019-05-20 23:45 

Scientific American

Ancient Gum Gives Archaeologists Something to Chew On...

Chewing gums found in western Sweden contain the oldest human DNA found in Scandinavia. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2019-05-20 23:37 

The Conversation AU

Curious Kids: why do we sigh?...

Take a deep breath. Flickr/Shenghung Lin , CC BY Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you'd like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au You might also like the podcast Imagine This , a co-production...

 2019-05-20 23:09 

BBC

How a new diet for gassy cows is helping the environment...

Colombian farmers are piloting a way of raising cows that's better for the environment....

 2019-05-20 23:04 

Universe Today

Most of the Solar System Should be a Protected Wilderness. One-Eighth Left for Mining and Resource Exploitation...

A new study by an astrophysicist and a professor of ethics takes a look at the future of humanity in space, and recommends we set aside most of the Solar System aside as protected wilderness. The post Most of the Solar System Should be a Protected Wildern...

 2019-05-20 22:17 

BBC

Rise in global sea levels could have 'profound consequences'...

Researchers say global sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double the current predictions....

 2019-05-20 21:58 

TreeHugger

Lazivores unite: A manifesto for lazy gardening...

It's time that the lazy gardeners among us rise up and take an explicit stand....

 2019-05-20 21:37 

ScienceNews.org

Bad moods could be contagious among ravens...

Ravens may pick up and share their compatriots' negativity, a study on the social intelligence of these animals suggests....

 2019-05-20 21:29 

Space.com

Lego Fan Vote Could Launch International Space Station As Toy Set...

Lego is giving the International Space Station a third chance at becoming one of its official toy sets....

 2019-05-20 21:27 

TreeHugger

Whole Foods becomes 1st national grocer in US to ban plastic straws...

In addition to straws, the market is further reducing plastic use across all of its stores in the US, the UK, and Canada....

 2019-05-20 21:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Bonobo mothers help their sons to have more offspring...

New research finds that bonobo mothers take action to ensure their sons will become fathers. This way bonobo mothers increase their sons' chance of fatherhood three-fold....

 2019-05-20 20:51 

Space.com

Pluto Has a Buried Ocean — And So Might Many Other Worlds...

Buried oceans like the one sloshing beneath the icy surface of the Jupiter moon Europa may be far more common across the cosmos than scientists had imagined....

 2019-05-20 20:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Why are gels elastic?...

They're in a range of consumer products -- everything from toothpaste and yogurt to fabric softeners and insoles for shoes. But what puts the spring, the elasticity in gels? New research has found the answer....

 2019-05-20 20:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Staying in shape: How rod-shaped bacteria grow long, not wide...

Researchers show how the rod-shaped bacteria Bacillus subtilis maintains its precise diameter while growing end to end....

 2019-05-20 20:48 

Space.com

SpaceX to Launch 60 'Starlink' Internet Satellites Thursday...

This week, SpaceX will again try to loft the first 60 members of its Starlink internet-satellite megaconstellation....

 2019-05-20 20:46 

Nature

Physical kilogram is officially dead...

Definitions of four basic scientific units, including the kilogram and the kelvin, now rely on fundamental constants rather than arbitrary measures....

 2019-05-20 20:28 

Space.com

NASA's Moon Return Among Key Topics at 2019 International Space Development Conference...

The National Space Society's International Space Development Conference will take place next month amid a large policy shift for NASA: sending humans to the moon, and soon....

 2019-05-20 20:13 

Space.com

Omega Celebrates 'Iconic Hours' of Apollo 11 With New Speedmaster Moonwatch...

A new chronograph captures the time, 50 years ago, when the first wristwatch was worn on the surface of the moon....

 2019-05-20 20:06 

Phys.org

Giving rural Indians what they want increases demand for cookstoves...

Global health efforts to design and deliver improved cookstoves don't always catch on. Experience has shown poor households in rural settings will rarely pay for or use these new stoves, which are intended to lower firewood demands and improve indoor ...

 2019-05-20 20:05 

Phys.org

New research shows how clustered particles determine elasticity of some gels...

From the toothpaste you squeeze on your brush first thing in the morning to the yogurt you slurp down to the fabric softener that keeps your pajamas cozy and soft, gels are ubiquitous in consumer products, foods, and in industrial applications, too....

 2019-05-20 19:55 

Phys.org

'Spidey senses' could help autonomous machines see better...

What if drones and self-driving cars had the tingling "spidey senses" of Spider-Man?...

 2019-05-20 19:53 

Phys.org

Researchers develop new lens manufacturing technique...

Researchers from Washington State University and Ohio State University have developed a low-cost, easy way to make custom lenses that could help manufacturers avoid the expensive molds required for optical manufacturing....

 2019-05-20 19:51 

Phys.org

Cutting the time on early disease diagnoses with extracellular vesicles...

When an individual has cancer, or any number of other diseases, early detection can make a huge difference in the outcome. A research team led by the University of Notre Dame is working to cut the test time for disease biomarkers. The new timeline—3...

 2019-05-20 19:48 

The Conversation AU

Some of our foods have nano particles in them should we be worried?...

Nanoparticles occur naturally in some foods, and others have them added. from www.shutterstock.com We choose to spend money on household items based on how they look, feel and taste, and how we think they might make our lives better. Manufacturers apply n...

 2019-05-20 19:43 

Phys.org

Iron selenide revealed as 'garden-variety iron-based superconductor'...

In the pantheon of unconventional superconductors, iron selenide is a rock star. But new experiments by U.S., Chinese and European physicists have found the material's magnetic persona to be unexpectedly mundane....

 2019-05-20 19:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Resilience of Yellowstone's forests tested by unprecedented fire...

Researchers describe what happens when Yellowstone -- adapted to recurring fires every 100 to 300 years -- instead burns twice in fewer than 30 years. Yellowstone as we know it faces an uncertain future, the researchers say, and one of the big questions t...

 2019-05-20 19:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Superconductor's magnetic persona unmasked...

In the pantheon of unconventional superconductors, iron selenide is a rock star. But new experiments by physicists have found the material's magnetic persona to be unexpectedly mundane....

 2019-05-20 19:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Professor rethinks living spaces for refugee camps...

New technologies have made the world smaller. A professor of interior architecture asks how architects respond to shifting perspectives of space for displaced people....

 2019-05-20 19:30 

ScienceDaily.com

'Spider-like senses' could help autonomous machines see better...

Researchers are building 'spidey senses' into the shells of autonomous cars and drones so that they could detect and avoid objects better....

 2019-05-20 19:30 

ScienceDaily.com

New lens manufacturing technique...

Researchers have developed a low-cost, easy way to make custom lenses that could help manufacturers avoid the expensive molds required for optical manufacturing....

 2019-05-20 19:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Better understanding of the effect of melting ice sheets: Experts weigh in...

Using a technique called structured expert judgment, researchers asked 22 ice sheet experts to estimate plausible ranges for future sea level rise due to the projected melting of each of the Greenland, West Antarctic and East Antarctic ice sheets under lo...

 2019-05-20 19:15 

NBC News

The definition of the kilogram just changed. Here's what that means....

Scientists say the newly redefined unit of mass will help advance scientific research, though it won't change things for consumers....

 2019-05-20 19:09 

Universe Today

Carnival of Space #612...

Welcome to the 612th 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 storie...

 2019-05-20 19:03 

smithsonianmag.com

The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism...

A new book explores how racist biases continue to maintain a foothold in research today...

 2019-05-20 19:02 

Space.com

How to Make Moon Water: Add Solar Wind, Tiny Meteorites, and Then Heat...

Scientists may be one step closer to solving the mystery of water on the moon; the secret may lie in a synergistic interaction between the solar wind, micrometeorites and moon dust....

 2019-05-20 19:00 

New Scientist

Sea level rise could hit 2 metres by 2100 - much worse than feared...

There is a 1 in 20 chance that runaway carbon emissions could result in a 2-metre sea level rise, which would have "profound consequences for humanity"...

 2019-05-20 19:00 

Phys.org

Expert judgement provides better understanding of the effect of melting ice sheets...

Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic, and subsequent sea level rise (SLR) this will cause, is widely recognised as posing a significant threat to coastal communities and ecosystems....

 2019-05-20 19:00 

Phys.org

Reverse-engineered computer model provides new insights into larval behavior...

Scientists have developed a new approach to describe the behaviours of microscopic marine larvae, which will improve future predictions of how they disperse and distribute....

 2019-05-20 19:00 

Phys.org

Bacteria change behavior to tackle tiny obstacle course...

It's not exactly the set of TV's "American Ninja Warrior," but a tiny obstacle course for bacteria has shown researchers how E. coli changes its behavior to rapidly clear obstructions to food. Their work holds implications for not only bio...

 2019-05-20 19:00 

Phys.org

Resilience of Yellowstone's forests tested by unprecedented fire...

In August 2016, areas of Yellowstone National Park that burned in 1988 burned again. Shortly after, in October 2016, ecologist Monica Turner and her team of graduate students visited the park to begin to assess the landscape....

 2019-05-20 18:22 

The Daily Galaxy

"Jupiter's Great Blue Spot" 'Incredible! Impacts Its Entire Magnetic Field'...

"It is incredible that one narrow magnetic hot spot, the Great Blue Spot, could be responsible for almost all of Jupiter's variation, but the numbers bear it out," said Harvard's Kimee Moore about the first definitive detection beyond our ...

 2019-05-20 18:17 

New Scientist

How Willem Einthoven gave doctors a window on the heart...

Dutch physiologist Willem Einthoven invented the electrocardiogram (ECG), a way to record the heart's electrical activity with electrodes on the skin...

 2019-05-20 18:15 

Scientific American

Firefighter Suicides Rise in the Wake of Deadly Wildland Blazes...

The stress of battling repeated, massive wildfires is taking a toll on the mental health of first responders...

 2019-05-20 17:20 

Quanta Magazine

The Hidden Heroines of Chaos...

The story of the birth of chaos theory has left out two programming pioneers....

 2019-05-20 17:14 

New Scientist

Who should I vote for in the 2019 European elections?...

Populist parties look set to make big gains in the European elections but think twice about voting for them if you care about climate and the environment...

 2019-05-20 16:58 

ScienceDaily.com

Dog-like robot made by students jumps, flips and trots...

Students developed a dog-like robot that can navigate tough terrain -- and they want you to make one too....

 2019-05-20 16:57 

ScienceDaily.com

Synthetic biologists hack bacterial sensors...

Synthetic biologists have hacked bacterial sensing with a plug-and-play system that could be used to mix-and-match tens of thousands of sensory inputs and genetic outputs....

 2019-05-20 16:57 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists succeed in testing potential brain-based method to diagnose autism...

Scientists have taken the first step in developing an objective, brain-based test to diagnose autism....

 2019-05-20 16:57 

ScienceDaily.com

Protein that hinders advancement of prostate cancer identified...

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that blocking a specific protein, may be a promising strategy to prevent the spread of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC)....

 2019-05-20 16:57 

ScienceDaily.com

Hyperspectral camera captures wealth of data in an instant...

Scientists and engineers develop a portable spectrometer able to capture far more data much quicker than other fiber-based systems. The TuLIPSS camera will be useful for quick analysis of environmental and biological data....

 2019-05-20 16:49 

Space.com

'Rehearsal' Dinner: Gala Celebrates Apollo 10 Moon Mission's 50th Anniversary...

Fifty years to the day after the "dress rehearsal" for the first moon landing lifted off into history, astronauts and NASA leaders celebrated Apollo 10....

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