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  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2018

    FAKE NEWS 'VACCINE': ONLINE GAME MAY 'INOCULATE' BY SIMULATING PROPAGANDA TACTICS

    A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations...

    Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2018

    COMPUTERS AID DISCOVERY OF NEW, INEXPENSIVE MATERIAL TO MAKE LEDS WITH HIGH COLOR QUALITY

    A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has used data mining and computational tools to discover a new phosphor...

    Optics & Photonics
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    EXPERTS: VAST UNDERWATER ARCHEOLOGY SITE IMPERILED IN MEXICO

    Mexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the...

    Archaeology & Fossils
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    STUDY IDENTIFIES TRACES OF INDIGENOUS 'TAINO' IN PRESENT-DAY CARIBBEAN POPULATIONS

    A thousand-year-old tooth has provided genetic evidence that the so-called "Taíno", the first indigenous Americans to feel the full...

    Archaeology & Fossils
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    PLANTS COLONIZED THE EARTH 100 MILLION YEARS EARLIER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

    For the first four billion years of Earth's history, our planet's continents would have been devoid of all life except microbes.

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    PAUSING EVOLUTION MAKES BIOPRODUCTION OF CHEMICALS AFFORDABLE AND EFFICIENT

    Bioproduction of chemicals using engineered microorganisms is routinely reported today, but only a few bioprocesses are functional...

    Biotechnology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    IN LIVING COLOR: BRIGHTLY-COLORED BACTERIA COULD BE USED TO 'GROW' PAINTS AND COATINGS

    Researchers have unlocked the genetic code behind some of the brightest and most vibrant colours in nature. The paper, published in...

    Cell & Microbiology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    BIODIVERSITY LOSS RAISES RISK OF 'EXTINCTION CASCADES'

    New research shows that the loss of biodiversity can increase the risk of "extinction cascades", where an initial species loss leads...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    GATES SAYS BILLIONAIRES SHOULD PAY 'SIGNIFICANTLY' MORE TAXES

    Bill Gates says he has paid more than $10 billion in taxes over a lifetime but billionaires like him should pay "significantly" more...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    WERE TEAM GB'S SKELETON SUITS RESPONSIBLE FOR FANTASTIC THREE MEDAL HAUL?

    Team GB skeleton rider Lizzie Yarnold won a stunning Winter Olympic gold on February 17, backed up by bronzes for Laura Deas and Dom...

  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    EARTHQUAKES FOLLOW WASTEWATER DISPOSAL PATTERNS IN SOUTHERN KANSAS

    Wastewater created during oil and gas production and disposed of by deep injection into underlying rock layers is the probable cause...

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    FIRST VIDEO OF 'DUMBO' OCTOPOD HATCHLING SHOWS THAT THEY LOOK LIKE MINI-ADULTS

    Researchers who've gotten the first look at a deep-sea "dumbo" octopod hatchling report in Current Biology on February 19 that the...

    Plants & Animals
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    CONVERTING HEAT INTO ELECTRICITY WITH PENCIL AND PAPER

    Thermoelectric materials can use thermal differences to generate electricity. Now there is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly...

    General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    UNCONVENTIONAL SUPERCONDUCTOR MAY BE USED TO CREATE QUANTUM COMPUTERS OF THE FUTURE

    With their insensitivity to decoherence, Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of quantum computers. The problem is...

    Quantum Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    PATTERN FORMATION-THE PARADOXICAL ROLE OF TURBULENCE

    The formation of self-organizing molecular patterns in cells is a critical component of many biological processes. Researchers from...

    General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    AN ENZYME'S EVOLUTION FROM CHANGING ELECTRIC FIELDS AND RESISTING ANTIBIOTICS

    Enzymes are proteins that speed up or catalyze a reaction in living organisms. Bacteria can produce enzymes that make them resistant...

    Biochemistry
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    ELECTRIC EEL-INSPIRED DEVICE REACHES 110 VOLTS

    In an effort to create a power source for future implantable technologies, a team led by Michael Mayer from the University of Fribourg,...

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    CELLULAR RECYCLING CAUGHT IN THE ACT

    A team of researchers at the Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science have observed a normal...

    Science, Biochemistry
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    HIGH-ALTITUDE BIRDS EVOLVE SIMILAR TRAITS VIA DIFFERENT MUTATIONS

    On the Himalayan-enveloped Tibetan Plateau and the Altiplano plateau of South America - the world's two highest tabletops - a select...

    Biochemistry
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 19, 2018

    STRUCTURAL AND DYNAMIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SELECTIVE AND NON-SELECTIVE ION CHANNELS

    Most ion channels are very selective about the ions that may or may not pass through them. They may be conductive for potassium ions...

    Materials Science