Top Science News
July 26, 2016

Conducting the first large-scale, genome-wide analyses of ancient human remains from the Near East, an international team of scientists has illuminated the genetic identities and population dynamics ... read more
Time to smash the beaker when thinking about oxygen concentrations in water, at the time when animal life first evolved. Oceans stacked oxygen here and depleted it there, as a new novel model ... read more
Astronomers have discovered for the first time that the hot gas in the halo of the Milky Way galaxy is spinning in the same direction and at comparable speed as the galaxy's disk, which contains our ... read more
How spider silk transmits phonons -- quanta of sound -- could inspire novel materials to manipulate sound and heat, according to ... read more
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Health News
July 26, 2016

A new study of toddlers has found that the presence of background noise in home or at school can make learning new words more difficult for ... read more
Long-term treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics decreased levels of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, and activated ... read more
A new scientific study has identified why colorectal cancer cells depend on a specific nutrient, and a way to starve them of ... read more
Scientists have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
July 26, 2016

Researchers have used computer simulations and robotics to uncover a surprising insight into the mechanics of locomotion, namely that taming instability -- a factor that might be a disadvantage -- is ... read more
The Askaryan Radio Array team recently published a performance review of the first two stations to come online, showing great potential for the detector to push forward understanding of the cosmos ... read more
Engineers have programmed cells to remember and respond to events. This approach to circuit design enables scientists to create complex cellular state machines and track cell ... read more
Using novel computational and biochemical approaches, scientists have designed and built from scratch 10 large protein icosahedra that are similar to viral capsids that carry viral ... read more
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Environment News
July 26, 2016

Researchers have developed a new index based on rib and body weight measurements that predicts whether a mammal lived on land, in water, or both. ... read more
By following honeyguides, a species of bird, people in Africa are able to locate bees' nests to harvest honey. Research now reveals that humans use ... read more
Rope and twine are critical components in the technology of mobile hunters and gatherers. In exceptional cases impressions of string have been found in fired clay and on rare occasions string was ... read more
Intestinal parasites as well as goods were carried by travelers on the iconic route, say researchers examining an ancient ... read more
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Society/Education News
July 26, 2016

A new neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they are solving challenging math problems. Insights from this new work may eventually be applied to the design of more ... read more
A new way of deriving hydrogen from grass has now been developed using just sunlight and a cheap catalyst. Garden grass could become a source of cheap and clean renewable energy, scientists have ... read more
An international consensus demands human impacts on the environment 'sustain', 'maintain', 'conserve', 'protect', 'safeguard', and 'secure' it. But, ... read more
Archeologists have discovered remarkable evidence which shows how the first generations of Europeans to arrive in the Americas engaged with ... read more
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