Top Science News
July 29, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by the State of Florida that Zika virus infections in four people were likely ... read more
A potential lifesaver lies unrecognized in the human body: Scientists have discovered that Staphylococcus lugdunensis which colonizes in the human ... read more
For the first time, scientists report using transcranial alternating current stimulation, or tACS, to target a specific kind of brain activity during sleep and strengthen memory in healthy ... read more
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
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Health News
July 29, 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 29, 2016

Binary black holes recently discovered by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration could be primordial entities that formed just after the Big Bang, report Japanese astrophysicists. If further data support this ... read more
A team of engineers has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global ... read more
A team of scientists has made a puzzling observation while studying the size and distribution of craters on the dwarf planet Ceres -- the largest object in the tumultuous Main Asteroid Belt between ... read more
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
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Environment News
July 29, 2016

Even if people completely stopped converting tropical forests into farmland, the impacts of tropical deforestation would continue to be felt for many years to come. That's the conclusion of ... read more
Plastic "continents" are not static. Based on the oceanic circulation modelling work conducted in the Pacific, researchers have recently shown that there are exit currents for these areas of the sea ... read more
Deep down below us is a tug of war moving at less than the speed of growing fingernails. Keeping your balance is not a concern, but how the movement happens has been debated among geologists. New ... 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
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Society/Education News
July 29, 2016

Study of natural-occurring 100,000-year-old carbon dioxide reservoirs shows no significant corroding of 'cap rock', suggesting the greenhouse gas ... 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
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
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