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Newly-Developed Chemical Process Converts Infrared into Visible Light 2019-01-16 14:27:14A group of researchers has succeeded in developing a chemical process to convert infrared into visible light. The technology, described in the journal

Blood-Forming Stem Cells Have Back-Up System in Stressed 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 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 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

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Why Does Pain Hurt? Scientists Find the Neurons 2019-01-18 18:21:05A group of researchers have found the brain cells responsible for the emotional unpleasantness of pain — well, they’ve at least found them

Here's How to Watch Sunday's Total Lunar Eclipse 2019-01-18 18:00:44A total eclipse of the moon will be visible in its entirety across North and South America this weekend. For more than an hour the night of January 20

China Grew Cotton Plants on the Moon. They 2019-01-18 17:14:14Dead Plants Earlier this month, an experiment on China's Chang'e 4 lander got cotton plants to sprout on the moon for the first time. Well, the

SNAPSHOT: Hoppy Beer Doesn't Last Long Before Losing 2019-01-18 17:00:21Keep those craft beers cold and don’t hang on to them for too long. That's the advice from researchers at the Technical University of Muni

What 88 Bee Genomes and 10 Years of 2019-01-18 15:30:31Stroll through an apple orchard in bloom, and you’ll be surrounded with the buzz of busy bees. But unless the farm manager has rented hives of d

The Remains of Ancient Lunar Impacts Reveal Earth's 2019-01-18 15:01:23Lunar Impact Craters By studying the scars left from long-gone, violent lunar impacts, scientists have revealed  new details about the history of

Gut Bacteria Protects Against Food Allergies 2019-01-18 12:44:57Earlier this year, news broke that 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre of New Jersey suffered a fatal allergic reaction to the smell of fish. His fam

Why Humans Lost Their Hair and Became Naked 2019-01-17 18:34:11What makes humans stand out among primates? We’re naked and unusually sweaty. Yes, we’re also distinguished by upright walking, big brai

Thousands Of New Microbiome Species Found Living on 2019-01-17 18:08:26In the largest study of its kind, scientists have uncovered thousands of new species inhabiting the human microbiome - -the extensive collection of ba

Cassini Reveals the Surprisingly Young Age of Saturn's 2019-01-17 14:00:49Exploring Saturn's Rings During NASA's Cassini spacecraft’s Grand Finale, the craft dove between the planet and its rings. In doing so, it col

These Bacteria Might Make A Better Mosquito Repellent 2019-01-17 12:00:13In the search for new compounds to fight off mosquitos, researchers have struck pay dirt in an increasingly common location: Soil bacteria. A pair of

This Robot Skeleton is Helping Scientists Learn How 2019-01-17 10:53:09A robot mimicking a prehistoric fossil suggests the ancestors of reptiles, birds and mammals might have walked more efficiently on land than previousl

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Trilobites: Watch These Stink Bugs Hatch in Unison 2019-01-16 18:41:09In terrifying synchrony, baby stink bugs all but explode to life.

Andrew Wheeler, at E.P.A. Confirmation Hearing, Walks a 2019-01-16 17:42:08The former coal lobbyist took the stand before a Senate panel to make his case for leading the E.P.A. and steering President Trump’s agenda of r

Jean Bourgain, Problem-Conquering Mathematician, Is Dead at 64 2019-01-16 15:19:27Dr. Bourgain, a recipient of some of his field’s most prestigious awards, was undaunted by even the most intractable of challenges.

Global Warming Is Helping to Wipe Out Coffee 2019-01-16 14:24:08Researchers found that more than half of all species could vanish from the wild, and the implications for coffee’s survival in the era of climat

Trilobites: When Fungi Fight Back 2019-01-16 10:44:37A mushroom species was found to sense predators and sent warning signals to other parts of its body, but how it does that remains a mystery.

Here’s How the Shutdown Is Delaying Climate Data 2019-01-16 09:30:26A key global temperature report isn’t coming out this week because of missing data, and some long-term research projects are at risk.

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, 2019-01-16 09:28:56A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company h

Nonfiction: Hacker for Hire 2019-01-16 07:57:06In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cyb

There’s a Huge Ice Disk in a Maine 2019-01-15 19:23:48Despite all the speculation, it’s not a landing zone for aliens. Scientists say the ice disks are an unusual but entirely natural phenomenon.

Giant Ice Disk Spins in Maine River 2019-01-15 17:40:49The sudden appearance of a giant ice disk in Maine has raised many questions. Watch it rotate in this stunning drone video.

Take a Number: You’re Not Getting Much Taller, 2019-01-15 17:28:00New government data charts some interesting changes in average bodies over recent decades.

The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips 2019-01-15 11:03:36It is legal to resell unused test strips for blood glucose, and many patients do, driving an unusual trade online and on the streets.

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Bacterial compounds may be as good as DEET 2019-01-16 14:18:11A bacterium’s metabolic by-products are as effective as DEET in deterring Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

An ancient child from East Asia grew teeth 2019-01-16 14:12:36Choppers from a youngster with an unknown evolutionary background indicate that hominids evolved a humanlike life span in East Asia by 100,000 years a

These robots can follow how-to diagrams 2019-01-16 14:00:06Robots capable of reading diagrams could work in more varied environments and be easier to communicate with.

A four-legged robot hints at how ancient tetrapods 2019-01-16 13:27:40Using fossils, computer simulations and a life-size walking robot, researchers re-created how an early tetrapod may have made tracks.

Two daring spacecraft aim to bring asteroid dust 2019-01-15 14:42:28A pair of daredevil spacecraft that aim to bring asteroid dust back to Earth have reached their targets and are scouting for the best sampling spots.

A new 3-D printed ‘sponge’ sops up excess 2019-01-15 09:00:05Researchers have created “sponges” that would absorb excess cancer drugs before they spread through the body and cause negative side effec

The first suspected exomoon may remain hidden for 2019-01-15 07:00:04The discoverers of the first evidence for a moon orbiting a planet around a distant star are still trying to confirm the object’s existence.

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.

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Using bacteria to create a water filter that 2019-01-18 14:55:42Engineers have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose. It's highly efficient, long-lasting and enviro

Green turtle: The success of the reintroduction program 2019-01-18 12:30:27The reintroduction program for the green turtle in the Cayman Islands has been crucial in order to recover this species, which are threatened by the e

Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that 2019-01-18 12:30:23Scientists have shown for the first time that the energetic cost of living (the metabolic rate) of fish can be measured in structures that grow in the

Waves in Saturn's rings give precise measurement of 2019-01-18 12:30:19Saturn's distinctive rings were observed in unprecedented detail by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, and scientists have now used those observations to pr

Does being bilingual make children more focused? Study 2019-01-18 12:30:14Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering instructions,

Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems 2019-01-18 12:30:11As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US st

Placentas adapt when mothers have poor diets or 2019-01-18 12:30:09Researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies in the first s

Synaptic logic for connections between two brain hemispheres 2019-01-18 12:30:06Researchers have developed a new combination of technologies that allows them to identify the functional properties of individual synapses that link t

'Happiness' exercises can boost mood in those recovering 2019-01-18 12:30:03Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders,

Fighting deadly drug resistant bacteria in intestines with 2019-01-18 12:29:54Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a potentially deadly infection in the large intestine most common in people who need to take antibiotics for

Poor sleep and heart-related death 2019-01-18 11:08:42Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows for the first ti

Killer blows? Knockout study of pair of mouse 2019-01-18 11:08:40Researchers used knockout mouse models created by gene editing to reveal that the miRNA miR-146b, like miR-146a, is involved in the development of can

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Liver cancer patients can be treated for Hep 2019-01-18 00:00:00A large, multi-center study refutes earlier suggestions that antiviral drugs for treating hepatitis C may lead to a higher recurrence of liver cancer.

Untargeted metabolomics for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases 2019-01-18 00:00:00Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Four out of five CVD deaths are due to myocardial infarction o

Researchers identify specific cognitive deficits in individuals with 2019-01-18 00:00:00"People often focus on mobility impairments associated with SCI; however, addressing cognitive deficits in this population is also critically importa

Hand-knitted molecules 2019-01-18 00:00:00Molecules are usually formed in reaction vessels or laboratory flasks. An Empa research team has now succeeded in producing molecules between two micr

'Happiness' exercises can boost mood in those recovering 2019-01-18 00:00:00Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders,

Otoliths -- the fish's black box -- also 2019-01-18 00:00:00For the first time ever, an international research team has shown that fish otoliths record information on fish metabolism. Analyses of old and new ot

Researchers discover synaptic logic for connections between two 2019-01-18 00:00:00Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have developed a new combination of technologies that allows them to identify the fun

Is marketing of opioids to physicians associated with 2019-01-18 00:00:00This study examined the association between pharmaceutical company marketing of opioids to physicians and subsequent death from prescription opioid ov

Placentas adapt when mothers have poor diets or 2019-01-18 00:00:00Cambridge researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies in t

Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change 2019-01-18 00:00:00Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region, acco

Bioengineering & Translational Medicine honors biotech pioneers Langer 2019-01-18 00:00:00Bioengineering & Translational Medicine (BioTM), published by Wiley on behalf of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Soci

Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may 2019-01-18 00:00:00Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new Michigan Medicine-led international study sugge

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