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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Aug. 29, 2015 — Longer, more severe, and hotter droughts and a myriad of other threats, including diseases and more extensive and severe wildfires, are threatening to transform some of the world's temperate ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Dramatic research has shown that during pregnancy, cells of the fetus often migrate through the placenta, taking up residence in many areas of the mother's body, where their influence may ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — 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

Aug. 27, 2015 — 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

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers have incorporated molecules of porphyrin CO2 catalysts into the sponge-like crystals of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) to create a molecular system that not only absorbs carbon ... read more

Aug. 27, 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

Aug. 27, 2015 — 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

Aug. 27, 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

Aug. 27, 2015 — 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

Aug. 27, 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

Aug. 27, 2015 — 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

Aug. 27, 2015 — A team of international scientists has shown for the first time that galaxies can change their structure over the course of their ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — An international team of researchers has found direct chemical evidence that the fossilized remains of a bird-like dinosaur still harbor melanosomes and the pigment they produced. Their study ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 as healthy life expectancy grows; ischemic heart disease, lower respiratory infections, and stroke cause the most health loss around ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — 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

Aug. 26, 2015 — Scientists have discovered the mechanism that generates earthquakes that occur away from tectonic plate ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — 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

Aug. 26, 2015 — 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

Aug. 26, 2015 — 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

Aug. 26, 2015 — Researchers have for the first time developed a method to precisely control embryonic stem cell differentiation with beams of light, enabling them to be transformed into neurons in response to a ... read more

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