Top Science News
August 31, 2016

Scientists have developed microrobots with high propulsion efficiency in highly-viscous fluid environments, applying propulsion techniques that mimic the ciliary stroke motion of ... read more
Almost as elusive as unicorns, finding practical materials for invisibility cloaking is challenging. Researchers have new ideas how to solve that. They're using crystal "atoms" made of dielectric ... read more
A new project has overturned the theory that the evolution of human intelligence was simply related to the size of the brain -- but rather linked more closely to the supply of blood to the ... read more
The world's attention is now on Proxima Centauri b, a possibly Earth-like planet orbiting the closest star, 4.22 light-years away. The planet's orbit ... read more
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Health News
August 31, 2016

Researchers have found proof that psychopathic individuals can feel fear, but have trouble in the automatic detection and responsivity to ... read more
Our brains have a detailed picture of our hands and fingers, and that persists even decades after an amputation, researchers have found. The finding could have implications for the control of next ... read more
When you try to find your way in a new place, your brain creates a spatial map that represents that environment. Neuroscientists now show that the brain’s ‘navigation system’ is not only active ... read more
Scientists report that a specialized drug screen test using lab-grown human cells has revealed two classes of compounds already in the pharmaceutical arsenal that may work against mosquito-borne Zika ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
August 31, 2016

Astronomers have charted the rise and fall of galaxies over 90 percent of cosmic history. The FourStar Galaxy Evolution Survey has built a multicolored photo album of galaxies as they grow from their ... read more
Mayenite is one smart cement -- it can be turned from an insulator to a transparent conductor and back. It is also suitable for use as semiconductors in flat panel displays. The secret behind ... read more
The solar system could be thrown into disaster when the sun dies if the mysterious 'Planet Nine' exists, according to new ... read more
The first-ever growth of two-dimensional gallium nitride using graphene encapsulation could lead to applications in deep ultraviolet lasers, ... read more
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Environment News
August 31, 2016

Human occupation is usually associated with deteriorated landscapes, but new research shows that 13,000 years of repeated occupation by British Columbia's coastal First Nations has had the opposite ... read more
Violent thunderstorms can often cause torrential rain, which pose a threat for both humans and the infrastructure. Until now such extreme weather phenomena have been very poorly understood. However, ... read more
Micro-fossils trapped in dental calculus reveal that Late Mesolithic foragers were consuming domesticated plant foods c. 6600 BC, almost 400 years ... read more
Researchers have created an animated map showing where mammals, birds and amphibians are projected to move in the Western Hemisphere in response to climate ... read more
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Society/Education News
August 31, 2016

People are often excluded from social groups. Whether uninvolved observers find this acceptable or not may depend on the facial appearances of those excluded. The exclusion of cold and incompetent ... read more
Contrary to traditional expectations of unbalanced sex ratios, places with more men than women do not typically experience higher rates of family and social instability, according to a new ... read more
Pollution levels inside cars were found to be up to 40% higher while in traffic jams or at a red traffic light compared to free-flowing traffic conditions, new research indicates. The World Health ... read more
An international research project has found human activity has been causing global warming for almost two centuries, proving human-induced climate change is not just a 20th century ... read more
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