Top Science News
July 6, 2015

A team of astronomers announced the discovery of a ring of rocks circling a very young star. This is the first time these 'pebbles', thought to be a crucial link in building planets, have been ... read more
A climate-induced change of male dragon lizards into females occurring in the wild has been confirmed for the first time, according to recent ... read more
Our oceans need an immediate and substantial reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. If that doesn't happen, we could see far-reaching and largely irreversible impacts on marine ... read more
The brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull has been visualized for the first time. The ancient monkey, known as Victoriapithecus, first made headlines in 1997 when its 15 ... read more
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Health News
July 6, 2015

Imagine the way you might smell a rose. You'd take a nice big sniff to breathe in the sweet but subtle floral scent. Upon walking into a public restroom, you'd likely do just the opposite -- abruptly ... read more
A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The patient is the first person in California to ... read more
Researchers find that nerve stimulation can improve the function of peripheral nerves damaged by spinal cord injury (SCI). This technique may be a ... read more
People have evolved to be smarter and taller than their predecessors, a study of populations around the world ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
July 6, 2015

Scientists have shown that the road from abstract theory to practical applications needn't always be very long. Their mechanical implementation of a quantum mechanical phenomenon could soon be used ... read more
Why is the seahorse's tail square? An international team of researchers has found the answer and it could lead to building better robots and medical devices. In a nutshell, a tail made of square, ... read more
Physicists have found a way of using everyday technology found in kitchen microwaves and mobile telephones to bring quantum technology ... read more
Researchers have begun a wide-area survey of the distribution of dark matter in the universe using Hyper Suprime-Cam, a new wide-field camera installed on the Subaru Telescope in ... read more
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Environment News
July 6, 2015

Geologists have seen ridges and valleys form in real time and -- even though the work was a fast-forwarded operation done in a laboratory setting -- they now have an idea of how climate change may ... read more
The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt Arctic life, including skin and hair development, insulin signaling, fat ... read more
An infestation of speck-sized Varroa destructor mites can wipe out an entire colony of honey bees in two to three years if left untreated. Pesticides help beekeepers rid their hives of these ... read more
According to new research, there may be a way to predict when Yellowstone volcano will erupt ... read more
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Society/Education News
July 6, 2015

The hormones testosterone and cortisol may destabilize financial markets by making traders take more risks, according to a ... read more
A new study has found that songs from around the world tend to share features, including a strong rhythm, that enable coordination in social situations and encourage group ... read more
Human beings are pushing the planet in an entirely new direction with revolutionary implications for its life, a new study says, and in a new article, researchers suggest a turning point for the ... read more
The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or 'leap' second, will be ... read more
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