Top Science News
May 29, 2015

Researchers have found that memories that have been 'lost' as a result of amnesia can be recalled by activating brain cells with light. They reactivated memories that could not otherwise be ... read more
Dinosaurs grew as fast as your average living mammal, according to a new research article. The article is a re-analysis of a widely publicized 2014 Science paper on dinosaur metabolism and growth ... read more
Flies might be smarter than you think. New research shows fruit flies know what time of day it is. What's more, the insects can learn to connect different scents with the sweet reward of sugar, ... read more
Astronomers have discovered three "cosmic Methusalems" from the earliest years of the universe. These unusual stars are about 13 billion years old and experts assign them to the first generations of ... read more
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Health News
May 29, 2015

Cutting calories through dietary restriction has been shown to lower cholesterol, improve insulin sensitivity, and even prolong life in mammals. Now, ... read more
A surprising link has been found between creative problem-solving and heightened activity in the cerebellum, a structure located in the back of the brain and more typically thought of as the body's ... read more
Several genes have been lost from the Y chromosome in humans and other mammals, according to research. The study shows that essential Y genes are rescued by relocating to other chromosomes, and it ... read more
Engineers have devised a new way to detect cancer that has spread to the liver, by enlisting help from probiotics -- beneficial bacteria similar to ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
May 29, 2015

In the most extensive survey of its kind ever conducted, a team of scientists have found an unambiguous link between the presence of supermassive ... read more
Infrared light passes through silicon the way visible light passes through glass. Just as a prism bends visible light to reveal the rainbow, different silicon structures can bend infrared light in ... read more
Using ultrashort laser pulses, scientists have demonstrated the emission of extreme ultraviolet radiation from thin dielectric films and have investigated the underlying mechanisms. The experiments ... read more
Today's industrial robots are remarkably efficient -- as long as they're in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to ... read more
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Environment News
May 29, 2015

A tiny single-celled parasite may have a greater-than expected impact on honey bee colonies, which have been undergoing mysterious declines worldwide ... read more
Research into lethal wounds found on a human skull may indicate one of the first cases of murder in human history--some 430,000 years ago--and offers evidence of the earliest funerary practices in ... read more
A new relative joins 'Lucy' on the human family tree. Scientists have discovered a 3.3 to 3.5 million-year-old new human ancestor species. Upper and lower jaw fossils recovered from the Woranso-Mille ... read more
The global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades a new study implies. The change to the new set of climatic conditions is associated with a cooling of ... read more
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Society/Education News
May 29, 2015

The advice, whether from Shakespeare or a modern self-help guru, is common: Be true to yourself. New research suggests that this drive for authenticity -- living in accordance with our sense of self, ... read more
A new study analyzes the required climate policy actions and targets in order to limit future global temperature rise to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100. This level is supported by more than ... read more
A researcher has found that the dopamine transporter gene DAT1 can have both positive and negative effects on leadership in the workplace. The researchers found that people who had the 10-repeat ... read more
A new, non-invasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint has been presented by researchers. For the first time, this new fingerprint method can determine whether cocaine has ... read more
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