Top Science News
July 2, 2015

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of a young giant gas planet still embedded in the midst of the disk of gas and dust surrounding its parent star. For the first time, scientists are able to ... read more
People have evolved to be smarter and taller than their predecessors, a study of populations around the world ... read more
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft first began orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014. Almost immediately, scientists began to wonder about several surprisingly deep, ... 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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Health News
July 2, 2015

A study reveals how the hippocampus contributes to social behavior. The brain region that helps people tell whether an object is near or far may also guide how emotionally close they feel to others ... read more
A new study provides evidence in mice that males may play a positive role in the development of offspring's brains starting before ... read more
People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a unique new study by genetic ... read more
A new animal study adds to growing evidence that multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on children's development. Female mice treated with two classes of widely ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
July 2, 2015

Mathematicians and physicists have come up with a new approach to calculate cosmic viscosity and the formulation favors the 'Big Rip' scenario for the end of the ... read more
Researchers have come up with a new solution to alleviate the environmental burden of discarded electronics. They have demonstrated the feasibility of making microwave biodegradable thin-film ... read more
Scientists have developed an 'olfactory fingerprint' test that may do more than just identify ... read more
Type Ia supernovae are the 'standard candles' astrophysicists use to chart distance in the Universe. But are these dazzling exploding stars truly all the same? To answer this, scientists must first ... read more
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Environment News
July 2, 2015

Researchers have produced cell-to-cell communication in baker's yeast -- a first step in learning to build multicellular organisms or artificial organs from ... read more
While studying Yersinia pestis, the bacteria responsible for epidemics of plague such as the Black Death, scientists found a single small genetic change that fundamentally influenced the evolution of ... read more
Researchers have calculated the number of undiscovered meteorite impact sites on Earth's surface. Geologists say a total of 188 have been confirmed so far, and 340 are still awaiting discovery. ... read more
A pair of paleobiologists have determined that the world's most numerous and diverse vertebrates -- ray-finned fishes -- began their ecological dominance of the oceans 66 million years ago, aided by ... read more
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Society/Education News
July 2, 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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