Top Science News
February 8, 2016

South Africa's Australopithecus sediba, discovered in 2008 at the renowned archaeological site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, is again helping us to study and understand ... read more
New findings may eventually lead to a theory of how superconductivity initiates at the atomic level, a key step in understanding how to harness the ... read more
By poring over the fossilized skulls of ancient wildebeest-like animals (Rusingoryx atopocranion) unearthed on Kenya's Rusinga Island, researchers have discovered that the little-known hoofed mammals ... read more
Until recently, being paralyzed from the waist down meant using a wheelchair to get around. And although daily life is more accessible to wheelchair users, they still face physical and social ... read more
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Health News
February 8, 2016

Using a new methodology that measures how closely words' meanings are related within and between languages, an international team of researchers has revealed that for many universal concepts, the ... read more
The key to an inherited deficiency, predisposing people to emphysema and other lung conditions, could lie in their Viking roots. Archaeological excavations of Viking latrine pits in Denmark have ... read more
Wearing antiperspirant or deodorant doesn't just affect your social life, it substantially changes the microbial life that lives on you. New research finds that antiperspirant and deodorant can ... read more
Abolishing the 24-hour clock by knocking out a key gene during development accelerates aging and shortens lifespan by two thirds in mice, but this ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
February 8, 2016

Astrophysicists are using new methods to simulate the common-envelope phase of binary stars, discovering dynamic irregularities that may help to explain how supernovae ... read more
Scientists have made a breakthrough in physics. They succeeded in transporting heat maximally effectively 10,000 times further than ever before. The discovery may lead to a giant leap in the ... read more
Astronomers have made the first direct measurement of the temperature of the large dust grains in the outer parts of a planet-forming disc around a young star. By applying a novel technique to ... read more
By creating and using the first optical attosecond pulse, scientists measured the time it takes electrons inside atoms to respond to the electromagnetic forces of ... read more
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Environment News
February 8, 2016

Half of the world's tropical forests are secondary forests, forests that are growing back after being cut or logged. Authors compared the growth of ... read more
Scientists have developed a method of converting the carbon dioxide in the air around us (not concentrated) directly into methanol, a fuel ... read more
The question of what sets humans apart from other animals is one of the oldest philosophical puzzles. A popular answer is that only humans can understand that others also have minds like their own. ... read more
The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the Southwest are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into the drier climate state predicted by global models, according ... read more
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Society/Education News
February 8, 2016

Twenty thousand years ago, low concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere allowed the earth to fall into the grip of an ice age. But despite decades of research, the reasons why levels of the ... read more
Because Volkswagen has committed large-scale fraud with the software in diesel engines, nine million fraudulent cars, sold in Europe and the US from ... read more
Americans are Ten Times More Likely to Die from Firearms Than Citizens of Other Developed Countries, According to New Report Published in The ... read more
When an endangered orca is in hot pursuit of an endangered salmon, sending out clicks and listening for their echoes in the murky ocean near Seattle, does the noise from the nearby shipping lane ... read more
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