Top Science News
July 4, 2015

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
Greenhouse gas emissions remain the primary threat to the preservation of polar bear populations worldwide. This conclusion holds true under both a reduced greenhouse gas emission scenario that ... read more
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Health News
July 4, 2015

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
Scientists have peered into the eye-like structure of single-celled marine plankton called warnowiids and found it contains many of the components of ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
July 4, 2015

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
The hormones testosterone and cortisol may destabilize financial markets by making traders take more risks, according to a ... read more
There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new ... read more
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Environment News
July 4, 2015

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
The fearsome teeth of the saber-toothed cat Smilodon fatalis fully emerged at a later age than those of modern big cats, but grew at a rate about double that of their living relatives. The findings, ... read more
Widely hailed as 'green' sources of renewable energy, hydroelectric dams have been built worldwide at an unprecedented scale. But new research reveals that these major infrastructure projects are far ... read more
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Society/Education News
July 4, 2015

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
Biologists have used DNA evidence to trace the origin of illegal ivory and help police an international trade that is decimating African elephant populations. New results show that over the past ... read more
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