Top Science News
August 31, 2015

Even large objects obey quantum physics, meaning they are never quite at rest. Researchers have developed a way to detect -- and manipulate -- this underlying quantum ... read more
A new solar fuel generation system, or artificial leaf, safely creates fuel from sunlight and water with record-setting efficiency and ... read more
Scientists create a biological circuit by programming bacteria to alter gene expression in an entire population. They have created a biological equivalent to a computer circuit that involves multiple ... read more
Astrophysicists have found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth. The discovery of two supermassive black holes -- one larger one and a second, smaller one -- are ... read more
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Health News
August 31, 2015

Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise -- according to new ... read more
Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 as healthy life expectancy grows; ischemic heart disease, lower respiratory ... read more
Firstborn women are more likely to be overweight/obese as adults than their second-born sisters, finds the largest study of its kind in ... read more
Researchers have developed the first model of solid tumors that reflects both their three-dimensional shape and genetic evolution. The new model explains why cancer cells have a surprising number of ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
August 31, 2015

Astrophysicists now show that if life can travel between the stars (a process called panspermia), it would spread in a characteristic pattern that we could potentially ... read more
Astronomers have performed an extensive search for Dust Obscured Galaxies (DOGs). The research group discovered 48 DOGs, and has measured how common they are. Since DOGs are thought to harbor a ... read more
A team of international scientists has shown for the first time that galaxies can change their structure over the course of their ... read more
A new study has demonstrated a new, efficient way to accelerate positrons, the antimatter opposites of electrons. The method may help boost the energy and shrink the size of future linear particle ... read more
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Environment News
August 31, 2015

An international team of researchers has found direct chemical evidence that the fossilized remains of a bird-like dinosaur still harbor melanosomes ... read more
New insight into methanotrophs, bacteria that can oxidise methane, may help us develop an array of biotechnological applications that exploit methane and protect our environment from this potent ... read more
Scientists have discovered the mechanism that generates earthquakes that occur away from tectonic plate ... read more
Among our greatest achievements as humans, some might say, is our cumulative technological culture -- the tool-using acumen that is passed from one ... read more
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Society/Education News
August 31, 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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