Top Science News
May 24, 2017

With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study explains how Zika virus entered the United ... read more
A team of astronomers has discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old -- formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang -- creates stars more than a hundred times faster than ... read more
A team of scientists have traced the evolution of whale size through more than 30 million years of history and found that very large whales appeared ... read more
There's something new to look for in the heavens, and it's called a 'synestia,' according to planetary scientists. A synestia, they propose, would be a huge, spinning, donut-shaped mass of hot, ... read more
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Health News
May 24, 2017

Carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according to new ... read more
How you dress, talk, eat and even what you allow yourself to feel -- these often unspoken rules of a group are social norms, and many are internalized to such a degree that you probably don't even ... read more
A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is ... read more
Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, finds a major new ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
May 24, 2017

In the icy bodies around our solar system, radiation emitted from rocky cores could break up water molecules and support hydrogen-eating microbes. To address this cosmic possibility, a team modeled a ... read more
Astrophysicists have now shown how most of the antimatter in the Milky Way ... read more
Online volunteers have helped astronomers find a star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs' time on ... read more
An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent US and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection ... read more
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Environment News
May 24, 2017

Migrant birds that breed in the same area in Europe spread out across all of Africa during the northern winter. A new satellite-tracking study shows that the destination of individual birds is ... read more
Researchers have found that carbon particles released into the air from burning trees and other organic matter are much more likely than previously thought to travel to the upper levels of the ... read more
Snakes, although as social as birds and mammals, have long been thought to be solitary hunters and eaters. A new study shows that some snakes coordinate their hunts to increase their chances of ... read more
Geologists have created a computer model of tectonic activity so effective that they believe it has potential to predict where earthquakes and volcanoes will occur. Scientists focused on the deep ... read more
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Society/Education News
May 24, 2017

Scientists have made a major advance in understanding the genetic underpinnings of intelligence. Using a large dataset of more than 78,000 individuals with information on DNA genotypes and ... read more
Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a new ... read more
Growing plants and then storing the carbon dioxide they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions ... read more
Significant groundwater loss in California's Central Valley during the recent drought and sparks questions of sustainability for the important agricultural area, a new study ... read more
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