Top Science News
August 25, 2016

Scientists says a new map of the ecological footprint of humankind shows 97 percent of the most species-rich places on Earth have been seriously ... read more
A 25-year-old man recovering from a coma has made remarkable progress following a treatment to jump-start his brain using ultrasounds, scientists report. This is the first time such an approach to ... read more
A team of researchers with expertise in 3-D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, 3-D-printed robot ... read more
Astronomers have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and ... read more
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Health News
August 25, 2016

While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging adults: they seem to consistently get better over ... read more
A new study reveals how spontaneous changes in the molecular characteristics of tumors can lead to tumors with a mixed population of cells requiring treatment with several types of therapeutic ... read more
A new study, done by pooling data from previous studies, throws cold water on the idea that extra pounds may stem from an imbalance of the bacteria inside ... read more
A recent study published by Brazilian researchers indicates brain malformations induced by Zika virus congenital infection. More than microcephaly, ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
August 25, 2016

A new class of fuel cells based on a newly discovered polymer-based material could bridge the gap between the operating temperature ranges of two existing types of polymer fuel cells, a breakthrough ... read more
Researchers have created strands of synthetic DNA that, when mixed together in a test tube in the right concentrations, form an analog circuit that can add, subtract and multiply as the molecules ... read more
Non-toxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease. One team reports new progress toward that goal with their batteries made with melanin pigments, ... read more
Physicists probe the boundaries of light-matter interactions as they bridge traditional condensed matter physics and cavity-based quantum ... read more
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Environment News
August 25, 2016

Extreme global warming 252 million years ago caused a severe mass extinction of life on Earth. It took life up to 9 million years to recover. New study finds clues in the Arctic as to why this ... read more
Plants are adapting to increasing atmospheric CO2 according to a new study.The research provides insight into the long-term impacts of rising CO2 and the implications for global food security and ... read more
The Caribbean islands form a natural laboratory for the study of evolution due to their unique biological and geological features. There has been heated discussion since the early 20th century on how ... read more
An African desert-dwelling male bird favors his biological sons and alienates his stepsons, suggests new research. The species is the southern pied babbler, a black and white bird found in Botswana, ... read more
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Society/Education News
August 25, 2016

Getting some sleep in between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you've forgotten, even six months later, according to new ... read more
A recent study examined links between water fluoridation and ... read more
Every day, we rely on our physical surroundings -- friends, gadgets, and even hand gestures -- to manage incoming information and retain it. Researchers now explain the myriad ways in which forms of ... read more
Armed with a new list of words and using the power of social media, a new study has found that by the age of 20, a native English-speaking American knows 42,000 dictionary ... read more
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