Top Science News
July 28, 2016

Like a whirlpool, a new light-based communication tool carries data in a swift, circular motion. The optics advancement could become a central component of next generation computers designed to ... read more
There is a genetic basis to the migratory routes flown by songbirds, scientists have found. The have now narrowed in on a relatively small cluster of genes that may govern the ... read more
Researchers have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into ... read more
Researchers have discovered that Jupiter's Great Red Spot may provide the mysterious source of energy required to heat the planet's upper atmosphere to the unusually high values ... read more
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Health News
July 28, 2016

A team of scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. The study ... read more
A 45 year study in middle-aged men has shown that the impact of low physical capacity on risk of death is second only to smoking. The study was designed to investigate risk factors for cardiovascular ... read more
While previous studies have found that electronic cigarettes emit toxic compounds, a new study has pinpointed the source of these emissions and shown how factors such as the temperature, type, and ... read more
For the first time, research reveals how harmful repeated racial discrimination can be on mental and physical health. The study looked at the accumulation of experiences of racial attacks over time ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
July 28, 2016

Any picture or text could be inkjet-printed as a solar cell, using a newly developed technology. When light is absorbed in an ordinary ink, it generates heat. A photovoltaic ink, however, coverts ... 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
Scientists continue to unravel the mystery of life on Mars by investigating evidence of water in the planet's soil. Previous observations of soil observed along crater slopes on Mars showed a ... read more
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Environment News
July 28, 2016

A team of conservation biologists is calling for a worldwide strategy to prevent the unthinkable: the extinction of the world's largest mammal ... read more
Male honey bees, called drones, can be affected by two neonicotinoid insecticides by reducing male honey bee lifespan and number of living sperm. ... read more
Current levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations already commit the planet to air temperatures over many land regions being eventually ... read more
An adolescent orangutan called Rocky could provide the key to understanding how speech in humans evolved from the time of the ancestral great apes, according to new ... read more
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Society/Education News
July 28, 2016

Research by scientists in the US and UK has estimated that up to 1.65 million childbearing women in Central and South America could become infected ... read more
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
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
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