Top Science News
August 31, 2015

Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the ... read more
A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said to have been 'squeezed' -- an achievement which at least one textbook had ... read more
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
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Health News
August 31, 2015

Midday naps are associated with reduced blood pressure levels and prescription of fewer antihypertensive medications, according to new ... read more
Engineers have just made assembling functional heart tissue as easy as fastening your shoes. The team has created a biocompatible scaffold that allows sheets of beating heart cells to snap together ... read more
Dramatic research has shown that during pregnancy, cells of the fetus often migrate through the placenta, taking up residence in many areas of the ... read more
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
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Physical/Tech News
August 31, 2015

Scientists can now watch dynamic biological processes with unprecedented clarity in living cells using new imaging techniques. The new methods dramatically improve on the spatial resolution provided ... read more
A team of physicists has found new hints of particles -- leptons, to be more precise -- being treated in strange ways not predicted by the Standard Model. The discovery could prove to be a ... read more
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
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Environment News
August 31, 2015

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
A professor who studies birds around the world has discovered trends in how the offspring grow, how parents care for the young and how well the young survive based on where they ... read more
Although flightless in air, penguins have a number of adaptations which allow them glide effortlessly through the water. And some of these adaptations are in an unlikely part of their anatomy -- ... read more
An international team of researchers has found direct chemical evidence that the fossilized remains of a bird-like dinosaur still harbor melanosomes ... 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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