Top Science News
September 3, 2015

"Wormholes" are cosmic tunnels that can connect two distant regions of the universe, and have been popularized by the dissemination of theoretical ... read more
Droughts and heat waves are happening simultaneously with much greater frequency than in the past, according to research by climate ... read more
You don't name a sea creature after an ancient Greek warship unless it's built like a predator. That's certainly true of Pentecopterus, a giant sea scorpion with the features of a penteconter, one of ... read more
Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the ... read more
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Health News
September 3, 2015

Carbonated beverages are associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of cardiac origin, according to new results. The study in nearly 800,000 ... read more
By studying networks of activity in the brain's frontal cortex, researchers have shown that the degree to which these networks reconfigure themselves while switching from task to task predicts ... read more
A new study links being born premature with low wages. Researchers have identified a link between being born preterm and decreased intelligence, reading and in particular mathematical ability and ... read more
The social wasp Polybia paulista protects itself against predators by producing venom known to contain a powerful cancer-fighting ingredient. A new study reveals exactly how the venom's toxin -- ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
September 3, 2015

As astronomers continue finding new rocky planets around distant stars, high-pressure physicists are considering what the interiors of those planets might be like and how their chemistry could differ ... read more
Physicists have used an X-ray free-electron laser -- one of two in the world -- to induce two X-ray photons to simultaneously collide with an atom, ... read more
Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ... read more
In the world of computer gaming, bragging rights are accorded to those who can boast of blazing-fast graphics cards, the most powerful processors, the highest-resolution monitors, and the coolest ... read more
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Environment News
September 3, 2015

A new study is showing that rapid evolution can occur in response to environmental ... read more
The Earth's first mass extinction event 540 million years ago was caused not by a meteorite impact or volcanic super-eruption but by the rise of ... read more
Fifty million years ago, the Cowboy State was crawling with crocodiles. Fossil records show that crocs lounged in the shade of palm trees from southwestern Wyoming to southern Canada during the ... read more
Although most of the world's biodiversity is below ground, surprisingly little is known about how it affects ecosystems or how it will be affected by climate change. A new study demonstrates that ... read more
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Society/Education News
September 3, 2015

Swedish exchange students who studied in India and in central Africa returned from their sojourns with an increased diversity of antibiotic ... read more
A first-of-its-kind, nationally representative study of siblings in the United States finds that, within families, an adolescent with a higher 'polygenic score' -- which summarizes previously ... read more
The Sunspot Number is a crucial tool used to study the solar dynamo, space weather and climate change. It has now been recalibrated and shows a ... read more
A single dose of an experimental Ebola virus vaccine completely protects cynomolgus macaques against the current EBOV outbreak strain, EBOV-Makona, ... read more
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