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polar bearsvideo

Polar Bears Finding It Harder to Catch Enough Seals to Meet...

A new study finds polar bears in the wild have higher metabolic rates than previously thought, and as climate change alters their environment a...
HIV detection

Quick HIV Detection Method Could Diagnose Early Disease

The test in question could also be adapted to be used in other infectious diseases such as Ebola and Zika. In recent years, diseases such...
interactomics

Measuring Molecular Interactions

Science now has a new “omics” – an interactomics, which deals with the interactions between proteins and small molecules. Having previously focused on genomics...
algorithms

The Algorithms of Our Future Thinking Machines

It has been almost a year since IT researchers at Uppsala University and KTH received 24 million kronor from the Swedish Research Council for...
microtubules

Let the Good Tubes Roll

Materials scientists, led by a team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, designed a tiny tube that rolls up and zips...
dead trees

100 Million Dead Trees in the Sierra Are a Massive Risk...

To drive through parts of the Sierra Nevada these days is to witness a morbid reminder of California’s extreme drought: Vast landscapes of standing...
tiny crystals

UT Dallas Scientists Study the Powers of Tiny Crystals

When it comes to the way scientists react to their discoveries, “That’s interesting” falls somewhere between “Eureka!” and “Uh-oh.” “Interesting” is just what Dr. Jeremiah...
global temperaturevideo

Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend,...
climate change

Using Data Mining to Make Sense of Climate Change

Big data and data mining have provided several breakthroughs in fields such as health informatics, smart cities and marketing. The same techniques, however, have...
graphene

Light May Unlock a New Quantum Dance for Electrons in Graphene

A team of researchers has devised a simple way to tune a hallmark quantum effect in graphene—the material formed from a single layer of...
fat burning

Bile Acids Fire up Fat-Burning

Obesity arises from an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. As a result, current treatments try to decrease calorie intake and/or increase energy...
Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Disease: Neuronal Loss Very Limited

Frequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer’s is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons...
lamprey

MBL Scientists Find Lamprey Genes That Aid Spinal Healing Are Present...

Many of the genes involved in the natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of...
Arctic photosynthesis

Arctic Photosynthetic Capacity and Carbon Dioxide Assimilation Underestimated by Terrestrial Biosphere...

The Science Carbon uptake and loss from the Arctic is highly sensitive to climate change, and these processes are poorly represented in computational models of...
quantum system

Quantum Systems Work Together for Change, UChicago Scientists Find

The common link between liquid-crystal TVs and the birth of the universe, when you look at the big picture, is that they are both...
fertility

Frozen vs. Fresh Embryos for Ivf? Study Finds Little Impact on...

Many women struggling to have a baby turn to in-vitro fertilization to improve their chances, and then face further uncertainty and anxiety when confronted...
3D printing

3D Printing Creates Super-Soft Structures That Replicate Brain and Lungs

Imperial College London researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D structures using cryogenics (freezing) and 3D printing techniques. This builds on previous research...
sleeping

Sleeping for Longer Leads to a Healthier Diet

Sleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier...
crop genome

Study Uncovers Distinctions in Major Crop Genome Evolutions

Sometime between 5 million and 13 million years ago, both maize and soybeans underwent genome duplications, but Purdue University scientists believe they happened in...
business model, supply chain, vloyen

New Business Platform “Moves the Cheese”

Vloyen disrupts the status quo, changing the game and introducing something new