Top Science News
May 29, 2017

Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control ... read more
NASA's Juno mission is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter specifically, and gas giants in general, according to a pair of Science papers released today. The Juno spacecraft has ... read more
A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we understand the evolution of the group, says an ... read more
Researchers have succeeded in permanently rewriting flatworms' regenerative body shape by resetting their internal bioelectric pattern memory, ... read more
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Health News
May 29, 2017

Researchers have found evidence of specific neurochemical changes associated with lower neuronal health in these brain regions. Further, they report that some of these changes in the brain may ... read more
Reading is such a modern cultural invention that there is no specific area in the brain dedicated to it. Scientists have found that learning to read ... read more
Lizards living in fire-ant-invaded areas are stressed. However, a team of biologists found that the lizards did not exhibit this stress as expected after extended fire ant exposure in socially ... read more
With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study explains how Zika virus entered the United ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
May 29, 2017

For the first time in history, astronomers have been able to watch as a dying star was reborn as a black hole. It went out with a whimper instead of a ... read more
A research team has developed the first switch that turns on and off a quantum behavior called the Berry phase. The discovery promises to provide new insight into the fundamentals of quantum theory ... read more
Synthetic biology researchers have demonstrated a new method for digital information processing in living cells, analogous to the logic gates used in electric circuits. The circuits are the largest ... read more
When astronomers took a new look at a famous galaxy with the upgraded Very Large Array, they were surprised by the appearance of a new, bright object that had not appeared in previous ... read more
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Environment News
May 29, 2017

An international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep below the ocean floor influenced the severity of the Sumatra earthquake, which took place on Dec. ... read more
In human history, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming is a significant one. As such, hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually ... read more
Despite their reputation as uncaring, absentee moms, cowbird mothers are capable of making sophisticated choices among potential nests in order to give their offspring a better chance of thriving, a ... read more
Ecologists have observed an unusual way in which treetop-grazing goats may be benefiting the trees: the goats spit out the trees' ... read more
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Society/Education News
May 29, 2017

Online volunteers have helped astronomers find a star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs' time on ... read more
Scientists have made a major advance in understanding the genetic underpinnings of intelligence. Using a large dataset of more than 78,000 individuals with information on DNA genotypes and ... read more
Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a new ... read more
Growing plants and then storing the carbon dioxide they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions ... read more
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