Top Science News
December 2, 2015

The sweet, juicy peaches we love today might have been a popular snack long before modern humans arrived on the ... read more
A newly discovered collection of rare dinosaur tracks is helping scientists shed light on some of the biggest animals ever to live on ... read more
Out of a 'haystack' of 40,000 genes from three different organisms, scientists have found genes that are involved in physical aging. If you influence only one of these genes, the healthy lifespan of ... read more
Falling oxygen levels caused by global warming could be a greater threat to the survival of life on planet Earth than flooding, according to new ... read more
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Health News
December 2, 2015

New diaphragm tissue in rats has been successfully created in the lab using a mixture of stem cells and a 3D scaffold. When ... read more
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are crucial for protecting against bacterial infection in people with compromised immune systems, report investigators. Their work shows that a network of immune cells ... read more
A method to efficiently turn human stem cells into retinal ganglion cells, the type of nerve cells located within the retina that transmit visual signals from the eye to the brain, has been ... read more
Researchers have shown for the first time that the protein BRCA1 is required for normal learning and memory and is depleted by Alzheimer's disease. BRCA1 is a key protein involved in DNA repair, and ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
December 2, 2015

How do you quantify something as complex and personal as humor? Mathematicians have now developed a mathematical method of doing just that -- and it might not be quite as personal as we ... read more
Extremely bright supernovas, called hypernovae, have been linked to gamma-ray bursts, but theorists have struggled to explain how a collapsing ... read more
A researcher has successfully generated 3-D simulations of deep jet streams and storms on Jupiter and Saturn, helping to satiate our eternal quest for knowledge of planetary dynamics. The results ... read more
An international team of astrophysicists has for the first time witnessed a star being swallowed by a black hole and ejecting a flare of matter ... read more
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Environment News
December 2, 2015

For the first time, researchers have attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over more than a million years, and discovered that erosion caused by glaciation ... read more
Researchers are tapping information found in the cells of all life on Earth, and using it to trace life's ... read more
Around 390 million years ago, the first vertebrate animals moved from water onto land, necessitating changes in their musculoskeletal systems to ... read more
A rare fossil from eastern North America of a dog-sized horned dinosaur has been identified by a scientist. The fossil provides evidence of an east-west divide in North American dinosaur ... read more
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Society/Education News
December 2, 2015

A new study shows that if the emission reductions pledges brought to Paris are implemented and followed by measures of equal or greater ambition, they have the potential to reduce the probability of ... read more
After a decade of rapid growth in global carbon dioxide emissions, which increased at an average annual rate of 4%, much smaller increases were registered in 2012 (0.8%), 2013 (1.5%) and 2014 (0.5%). ... read more
To limit climate change, experts say that we need to reach carbon neutrality by the end of this century at the latest. To achieve that goal, our dependence on fossil fuels must be reversed. But what ... read more
A common criticism of a total transition to wind, water and solar power is that the US electrical grid can't affordably store enough standby electricity to keep the system stable. Now a researcher ... read more
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