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  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 16, 2019

    ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER INCAN TOMB IN PERU

    Peruvian archaeologists discovered an Incan tomb in the north of the country where an elite member of the pre-Columbian empire was...

    Archaeology & Fossils
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 16, 2019

    EPA HITS CHEMICAL MAKER FOR NOT NOTIFYING ON NEW COMPOUNDS

    A chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 16, 2019

    BELOVED RHINOCEROS DIES AT AGE 49 IN NORTH CAROLINA ZOO

    The North Carolina Zoo says that a beloved rhinoceros named Stanley has died.

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 16, 2019

    RUNNER RECALLS DESPERATE FIGHT WITH THRASHING MOUNTAIN LION

    Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    THE PROSPECTS OF AMERICAN STRAWBERRIES

    A comprehensive review led by Jayesh Samtani of Virginia Tech and Curt Rom of the University of Arkansas encapsulates an understanding...

    Tech, Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    NASA CATCHES TROPICAL CYCLONE GELENA'S POST-TROPICAL TRANSITION

    Tropical cyclones can become post-tropical before they dissipate, meaning they can become sub-tropical, extra-tropical or a remnant...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    STUDY SHOWS HOPE FOR FIGHTING DISEASE KNOWN AS EBOLA OF FROGS

    Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of mankind's Ebola virus....

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    SPACE JUNK HARPOONED LIKE WHALE IN ORBIT-CLEANUP TEST

    A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale.

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    WHAT RISING SEAS MEAN FOR LOCAL ECONOMIES

    Impacts from climate change are not always easy to see. But for many local businesses in coastal communities across the United States,...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    FACULTY BELIEFS ABOUT INTELLIGENCE PREDICT RACIAL ACHIEVEMENT GAPS IN STEM CLASSES

    In a major analysis of university faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and math, Indiana University social psychologists...

    Science, Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    A NEW STUDY LOOKS AT WAYS TO CUT ROADKILL NUMBERS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED MAMMALS

    Most motorists pay little attention to the amount of roadkill they drive over or past on the highway, except when swerving to avoid...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    BIOLOGISTS IDENTIFY HONEYBEE 'CLEAN' GENES KNOWN FOR IMPROVING SURVIVAL

    The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes-known for controlling hygienic behaviour-that enable...

    Evolution
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    ILLINOIS DEMOCRATS ASK EVERS TO REVIEW FOXCONN PLANT IMPACT

    Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    NASA TRACKS TROPICAL CYCLONE OMA AS WARNINGS REMAIN FOR VANUATU

    Tropical Cyclone Oma continued to stay just west of Vanuatu in the Southern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    IN SPACE, NASA HEARD ASTRONAUT'S IMMUNE SYSTEM SCREAM

    Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared...

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    BREXIT UNCORKS FEARS FOR FRENCH WINE INDUSTRY

    French wine makers may be "selling like crazy" to Britain as their clients stock up ahead of Brexit, but they say the country's looming...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    BOIL-WATER ADVISORY ENDS IN DAYTON, OHIO

    The city of Dayton, Ohio, is telling residents their water is OK to use again without being boiled first.

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    3-D PRINTED NANOMATERIAL SHOWS DIFFERENT TRANSPARENCIES AND COLOURS

    Metallic nanoparticles have been used as glass colorants since the Roman Empire. One of the most famous pieces of pottery from the...

    Nanomaterials
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    LASER PULSES LIGHT THE WAY TO TUNING TOPOLOGICAL MATERIALS FOR SPINTRONICS AND QUANTUM COMPUTING

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered a means of controlling the surface conductivity of a...

    General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 15, 2019

    AFTER 90 YEARS, A BETTER WAY TO MEASURE THE COMPOSITION OF PAPER

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology , in collaboration with the U.S. Government Publishing Office , have...

    Optics & Photonics