Top Science News
February 11, 2016

When you're on the go and your smartphone battery is low, in the not-so-distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe. An innovative energy harvesting and storage technology ... read more
For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major ... read more
New high-speed videos captured researchers show that as a person sneezes, they launch a sheet of fluid that balloons, then breaks apart in long filaments that destabilize, and finally disperses as a ... read more
Hundreds of hidden nearby galaxies have been studied for the first time, shedding light on a mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor. Despite being just 250 million light years ... read more
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Health News
February 11, 2016

Researchers have revealed that infants aged between 5 and 7 months hold the representation of color categories in their brain, even before the acquisition of ... read more
Scientist have discovered a way to make neurons respond to a placebo (a medically ineffective treatment), in the same way as they would to medically ... read more
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the tick that transmits Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne illness in North ... read more
A small but novel study of hunter-gatherers concludes that teaching is part of the human genome, that it is a part of our human nature, researchers say. The Aka are among the last of the world's ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
February 11, 2016

Every school kid learns the basic structure of the Earth: a thin outer crust, a thick mantle, and a Mars-sized core. But is this structure universal? Will rocky exoplanets orbiting other stars have ... read more
Medical researchers have created a new minimally invasive brain-machine interface, giving people with spinal cord injuries new hope to walk again with the power of ... read more
In an experiment packed with scientific firsts, researchers have demonstrated that a laser pulse can accelerate an electron beam and couple it to a ... read more
Stars do not accumulate their final mass steadily, but in a series of violent events manifesting themselves as sharp stellar brightening. Stellar brightening can be caused by fragmentation due to ... read more
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Environment News
February 11, 2016

Researchers have shown that chimpanzees infected with toxoplasmosis are attracted by the urine of their natural predators, leopards, but not by urine from other large felines. The study suggests that ... read more
Scientists have been trying to figure out how it is possible for bacteria to perceive light and react to it ever since they started using microscopes ... read more
Exposure to air pollution more than 30 years ago may still affect an individual's mortality risk today, according to new research. Highest risks were ... read more
Two new plankton-eating fossil fish species of the genus called Rhinconichthys have been discovered from the oceans of the Cretaceous Period, about 92 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the ... read more
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Society/Education News
February 11, 2016

Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Hubert Humphrey and some guy named "Thomas Moore" are among the names that many Americans mistakenly identify as belonging to a past president of the United ... read more
Climate change projections that look ahead one or two centuries show a rapid rise in temperature and sea level, but say little about the longer picture. A new looks at the next 10,000 years, and ... read more
In a randomized control trial, volunteer participants were subjected to Taser shocks and tested for cognitive impairment. Some showed short-term ... read more
Using a new methodology that measures how closely words' meanings are related within and between languages, an international team of researchers has revealed that for many universal concepts, the ... read more
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