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  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 12, 2017

    MARINE TURTLES DYING AFTER BECOMING ENTANGLED IN PLASTIC RUBBISH

    Hundreds of marine turtles die every year after becoming entangled in rubbish in the oceans and on beaches, including plastic 'six...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    ELECTROMAGNETIC WATER CLOAK ELIMINATES DRAG AND WAKE

    Researchers have developed a water cloaking concept based on electromagnetic forces that could eliminate an object's wake, greatly...

    Soft Matter
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    CITIZEN SCIENTISTS TO HELP RESEARCHERS GAUGE SUSQUEHANNA WATER QUALITY

    Using a network of up to 60 citizen scientists, a team of Penn State researchers will assess the levels of endocrine-disrupting compounds...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    WORLD'S SPACE AGENCIES PROPOSE SETTING UP CLIMATE OBSERVATORY

    The heads of several of the world's space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    POLL FINDS YOUNGER WOMEN AND COLLEGE-EDUCATED WOMEN MORE LIKELY TO SAY THEY'VE EXPERIENCED SLURS, OFFENSIVE COMMENTS

    This report is part of a series titled "Discrimination in America." The series is based on a survey conducted for National Public Radio,...

    Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    GREAT BASIN SEED STUDY EXPERIMENT TARGETS RANGELAND RESTORATION

    Restoration of rangelands in the Great Basin is taking a new direction as scientists seek to find the ideal seed stock to use for the...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    TRUMP TELLS NASA TO SEND AMERICANS TO MOON

    US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time in decades, a move he said would...

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    BLUEPRINTS FOR ANTI-CANCER DRUGS DISCOVERED IN BACTERIAL GENOMES

    Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute who had previously discovered the prostate cancer-killing compound...

    Biochemistry
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    MULTI-YEAR SUBMARINE-CANYON STUDY CHALLENGES TEXTBOOK THEORIES ABOUT TURBIDITY CURRENTS

    Just as rivers move sediment across the land, turbidity currents are the dominant process carrying sediments and organic carbon from...

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    TOO MANY NUTRIENTS MAKE MICROBES LESS RESPONSIVE

    Bacteria in lakes play a key role in maintaining water quality by absorbing excess nitrogen and phosphorus. They also help store carbon,...

    Science, Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    HEAVY SNOW, HIGH WINDS WREAK HAVOC ACROSS EUROPE

    High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    TYPHOID FEVER TOXIN HAS A SWEET TOOTH

    Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular...

    Cell & Microbiology
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    NEW STATISTICAL METHOD LINKS VAST RECORDS, SHOWS NEGATIVE EFFECT OF TEXAS VOTER ID LAW

    As state voter identification laws across the country are being contested amid questions about the integrity of the voting process,...

    Mathematics
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    SCIENTISTS PIONEER NEW WAY TO ANALYZE ANCIENT ARTWORK

    Scientists from UCLA and the National Gallery of Art have used a combination of three advanced imaging techniques to produce a highly...

    Archaeology & Fossils
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    PATIENTS' INDIVIDUAL GENOMES MAY AFFECT EFFICACY, SAFETY OF GENE EDITING

    Gene editing has begun to be tested in clinical trials, using CRISPR-Cas9 and other technologies to directly edit DNA inside people's...

    Biotechnology
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    SPACEX LAUNCHING RECYCLED ROCKET, SUPPLY CAPSULE FOR NASA

    Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level.

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    ECLIPSE 2017: SCIENCE FROM THE MOON'S SHADOW

    On Dec. 11, 2017, six researchers discussed initial findings based on observations of the Sun and on Earth gathered during the solar...

    Science, Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND SUPERCOMPUTERS TO HELP ALLEVIATE URBAN TRAFFIC PROBLEMS

    Look above the traffic light at a busy intersection in your city and you will probably see a camera. These devices may have been installed...

    Computer Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    SCIENTISTS UNVEIL NEW SATELLITE-BASED GLOBAL DROUGHT SEVERITY INDEX

    Just in time for the holidays, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions are rolling out a new satellite-based...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 11, 2017

    GLASS WITH SWITCHABLE OPACITY COULD IMPROVE SOLAR CELLS AND LEDS

    Using nanoscale grass-like structures, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have created glass that lets through...

    Optics & Photonics