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February 21, 2017

Feb. 15, 2017 — Mathematicians propose a theoretical framework to understand how waves and other disturbances move through materials in conditions that vary in both space and time. The theory is called 'field ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Fast radio bursts seem to come from distant galaxies, but there is no obvious reason that, every once in a while, an FRB wouldn't occur in our own Milky Way galaxy too. If it did, astronomers ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — A new study shows that consumers who invest in an at-home 3-D printer can not only make their money back within six months, but may also see an almost 1,000 percent return on their investment over a ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — A remarkable 250-million-year-old 'terrible-headed lizard' fossil found in China shows an embryo inside the mother -- clear evidence for live birth. The fossil unexpectedly provided the ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Long-distance couples can share a walk, watch movies together, and even give each other a massage, using new ... read more

A Theoretical Physicist Reassures the Lovelorn

Feb. 13, 2017 — Here, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we present another of the paradoxes, sometimes called the Picky Suitor problem: Can you guess the odds that you will find your one and only among the 7.4 ... read more

Chip Could Make Voice Control Ubiquitous in Electronics

Feb. 13, 2017 — In anticipation of the age of voice-controlled electronics, researchers have built a low-power chip specialized for automatic speech recognition. Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — For the past several years, researchers have been developing a class of walking 'bio-bots' powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical and optical pulses. Now, a research group ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Tiny carbon dots have, for the first time, been applied to intracellular imaging and tracking of drug delivery involving various optical and vibrational spectroscopic-based techniques such as ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Pioneering technology brings Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding cake back to life. A replica of the 1947 cake by designer Peek Frean has been restored to its original grandeur thanks to 3D scanning ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Biologists have gathered the first behavioral evidence that cockeyed squids' mismatched eyes evolved to spot two different sources of light available in the deep sea. Their one large eye is ... read more

New Research Demonstrates a Link Between Swearing Fluency and Emotion

Feb. 10, 2017 — A new research paper explores how experiencing emotion impacts on people swearing. The findings show there is a direct connection between swearing and emotional arousal. Although this may seem ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Simply putting on a uniform, similar to one the police might wear, automatically affects how we perceive others, creating a bias towards those considered to be of a low social status, new research ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Many scientists believe the Earth was initially dry and that water, carbon and nitrogen -- the building blocks for life -- likely came as a result of collisions with objects that began their lives in ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Matters of the heart can be complicated, but scientists have now found a way to create 3-D heart tissue that beats in synchronized harmony, like a heart in love, that will lead to better ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — The bacterial world is rife with unusual talents, among them a knack for producing electricity. In the wild, 'electrogenic' bacteria generate current as part of their metabolism, and now ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — As bees slip onto the endangered species lists, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones. The undersides of these artificial pollinators are coated with horse hairs and an ... read more

Words Can Sound 'Round' or 'Sharp' Without Us Realizing It

Feb. 9, 2017 — Our tendency to match specific sounds with specific shapes, even abstract shapes, is so fundamental that it guides perception before we are consciously aware of it, according to new ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — For the first time, scientists have witnessed a massive object with the makeup of a comet being ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf, the burned-out remains of a compact ... read more

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