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November 24, 2015

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November 24, 2015

Nov. 20, 2015 — Researchers have created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. The scientists have used the vascular system of living roses to build key components of electronic ... read more

Ground-Breaking Research Could Challenge Underlying Principles of Physics

Nov. 20, 2015 — An international team of physicists has published ground-breaking research on the decay of subatomic particles called kaons - which could change how scientists understand the formation of the ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — A way of estimating more accurate distances to the thousands of so-called planetary nebulae dispersed across our Galaxy has been announced by a team of three ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Fish have a remarkable way to hide from their predators using camouflage techniques. A new study shows that fish scales have evolved to not only reflect light, but to also scramble polarization. ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Taking a cue from nature, scientists have deciphered how the biomineral making up the body armor of a chiton mollusk has evolved to create functional eyes embedded in the animal's protective ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Humans have the best of all possible visual worlds because our full stereo vision combines with primitive visual pathways to quickly spot danger, a study has ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A new form of secret light communication used by marine animals has been discovered by scientists. The findings may have applications in satellite remote sensing, biomedical imaging, cancer ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Stormy space weather sweeping across the equator is threatening vital power grids in regions long considered safe from such events, ground-breaking new research ... read more

Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Benefit Patients at Risk for Diabetes

Nov. 18, 2015 — The drug sildenafil, sold as Viagra and other brand names, improves insulin sensitivity in people at risk for diabetes, researchers ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Neuroscientists, food scientists and internationally-renowned chefs convened at the University of Kentucky recently to explore ways to help patients with neurologically-related taste impairments ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Researchers have increased our understanding of how people and animals deal with sensorimotor delay in day-to-day interactions by analyzing the hunting skills of ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new study has found pigeons performed as well as humans in categorizing digitized slides and mammograms of benign and malignant human breast ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Most people probably think that we perceive the five basic tastes -- sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savory)--with our tongue, which then sends signals to our brain 'telling' us what ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Scientists have analyzed the genomes of two acorn worm species and found that approximately two-thirds of human genes have counterparts in the ancestors of these marine animals. These ancient genes, ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Called after Tolkien's character from the 'Lord of the Rings' series, a new eyeless harvestman species was found to crawl in a humid cave in southeastern Brazil. Never getting out of ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — There's more to the snap, crackle and pop of Rice Krispies than meets the ear. A recent study used the breakfast cereal to discover a new phenomenon in materials science: highly porous, brittle ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in developing a new high-performance swimsuit with a “kick assist system” that improves the power of the dolphin kick. High-speed swimsuits, which made their appearance ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — ESO's VISTA survey telescope has spied a horde of previously hidden massive galaxies that existed when the universe was in its infancy. By discovering and studying more of these galaxies than ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — In the animal world, if several males mate with the same female, their sperm compete to fertilize her limited supply of eggs. Longer sperm often seem to have a competitive advantage. However, a study ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — The most Earth-like planet could have been made uninhabitable by vast quantities of radiation.The atmosphere of the planet, Kepler-438b, is thought to have been stripped away as a result of radiation ... read more

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