Top Science News
September 3, 2015

"Wormholes" are cosmic tunnels that can connect two distant regions of the universe, and have been popularized by the dissemination of theoretical ... read more
Droughts and heat waves are happening simultaneously with much greater frequency than in the past, according to research by climate ... read more
You don't name a sea creature after an ancient Greek warship unless it's built like a predator. That's certainly true of Pentecopterus, a giant sea scorpion with the features of a penteconter, one of ... read more
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
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Health News
September 3, 2015

The world might seem a little grayer than usual when we're down in the dumps and we often talk about 'feeling blue' -- new research suggests that the associations we make between emotion and color go ... read more
Carbonated beverages are associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of cardiac origin, according to new results. The study in nearly 800,000 ... read more
By studying networks of activity in the brain's frontal cortex, researchers have shown that the degree to which these networks reconfigure themselves while switching from task to task predicts ... read more
A 39-year-old man who had had been completely paralyzed for four years was able to voluntarily control his leg muscles and take thousands of steps in a robotic device during five days of training ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
September 3, 2015

Functional morphologists and polymer scientists show that geckos have a spring-like mechanism in their bodies to enhance adhesion as they become larger. A few years ago the same authors invented the ... read more
A team of scientists have created solar cells that collect higher energy photons at 30 times the concentration of conventional solar cells, the highest luminescent concentration factor ever ... read more
Electrical engineers have demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. The new technology could offer a lower power and more ... read more
As astronomers continue finding new rocky planets around distant stars, high-pressure physicists are considering what the interiors of those planets might be like and how their chemistry could differ ... read more
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Environment News
September 3, 2015

3D imaging of a mummified kestrel that died due to forced overeating provides evidence that the ancient Egyptians bred birds of prey as offerings for the gods, according to a new study. The digital ... read more
A sophisticated imaging technique has allowed scientists to virtually peer inside a 10-million-year-old sea urchin, uncovering a treasure trove of hidden ... read more
A new international study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by ... read more
A new study is showing that rapid evolution can occur in response to environmental ... read more
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Society/Education News
September 3, 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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