Top Science News
May 4, 2016

Almost nothing is known about the stage of human development called implantation, when the developing embryo attaches to the uterus. Now scientists ... read more
Researchers have found humans have a higher metabolism rate than closely related primates, which enabled humans to evolve larger brains. The findings ... read more
A star like the sun has an internal driving in the form of a magnetic field that can be seen on the surface as sunspots. Now astrophysicists have observed a distant star in the constellation ... read more
Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, patient safety experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S. Their figure surpasses ... read more
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Health News
May 4, 2016

The chain of events that occur within the gut lumen after antibiotic treatment that allow 'bad' bugs to flourish is now better understood, thanks to new ... read more
In a study of nearly 650 people with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), half still had vision 20/40 or better, typically good ... read more
Rest has long been the cornerstone of concussion treatment. For sports-related head injuries, for example, current guidelines say children should ... read more
By looking at the gut microbiomes of infants from three different countries, the team uncovered evidence that not only supports the hygiene hypothesis, but also points to interactions among bacterial ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
May 4, 2016

Researchers have built a nano-engine that could form the basis for future applications in nano-robotics, including robots small enough to enter living ... read more
At present, liquid water on Mars only exists in small quantities as a boiling liquid, and only during the warmest time of day in summer. Its role has therefore been considered insignificant until ... read more
Physicists create a radically new sensor technology that captures nanoscale images with precise spatial resolution and ... read more
Chemists have created an 'adaptive protein crystal' with a counterintuitive and potentially useful property: When stretched in one direction, the material thickens in the perpendicular direction, ... read more
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Environment News
May 4, 2016

Coastal wading birds shape their lives around the tides, and new research shows that different species respond differently to shifting patterns of high and low water according to their size and daily ... read more
Current estimates of the number of cheetahs in the wild are 'guesswork', say the authors of a new study that finds that the population in the cheetah stronghold of Maasai Mara, Kenya, is lower than ... read more
Species of single-celled algae use whip-like appendages called flagella to coordinate their movements and achieve a remarkable diversity of swimming ... read more
The southeastern United States should, by all means, be relatively quiet in terms of seismic activity. It's located in the interior of the North ... read more
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Society/Education News
May 4, 2016

Caregivers whose eyes wander during playtime -- due to distractions such as smartphones or other technology, for example -- may raise children with shorter attention spans, according to a new ... read more
A new study examining wildfires in California found that human activity explains as much about their frequency and location as climate ... read more
Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological ... read more
New research shows that play sessions with music improved babies' brain processing of both music and new speech ... read more
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