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sharks

New Study Suggests Coastal and Deep Ocean Sharks Have Different Feeding...

An international team of researchers studying globally declining shark populations report today that they used carbon isotopes as biochemical markers in shark muscle tissue...
microbes

NIH Scientists Find Microbes on the Skin of Mice Promote Tissue...

Beneficial bacteria(link is external) on the skin of lab mice work with the animals’ immune systems to defend against disease-causing microbes and accelerate wound...
intelligence

Inherited IQ Can Increase in Early Childhood

When it comes to intelligence, environment and education matter – more than we think. Those are the findings of Rutgers University psychologists Louis Matzel and...
semiconductor

Study Reveals Secrets of ‘Fluid-Like’ Heat Flow in Solid Semiconductor at...

Researchers are applying the same “hydrodynamic transport model” used to study flow in fluids to explain heat transport in a solid semiconductor, with potential...
quantum physics

Quantum Physics Provides New Knowledge About the Brain

In the past couple of years, quantum physicists have developed new measuring technologies which, by measuring fields rather than electronically, make it possible to...
quantum

Neural Networks Take on Quantum Entanglement

Machine learning, the field that’s driving a revolution in artificial intelligence, has cemented its role in modern technology. Its tools and techniques have led...
Tuberculosis

Newly-Discovered TB Blood Signal Provides Early Warning for At-Risk Patients

Tuberculosis can be detected in people with HIV infection via a unique blood signal before symptoms appear, according to a new study by researchers...
Longevity Proteinvideo

Secrets of Longevity Protein Revealed in New Study

Named after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism....
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...
child development

Baby Brains Help Them Figure It out Before They Try It...

Babies often amaze their parents when they seemingly learn new skills overnight — how to walk, for example. But their brains were probably prepping...
Greenhouse technology

Greenhouse Technology Could Be the Future of Food

CU Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that...
gyroscopes

UChicago Scientists Use Gyroscopes to Find Unusual State of Matter

You don’t have to be perfectly organized to pull off a wave, according to University of Chicago scientists. Using a set of gyroscopes linked together,...
Tail Weaponry

Why Don’t Turtles Still Have Tail Spikes? Researchers Explain Why Tail...

We’re all familiar with those awesome armored giants of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods –Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus – and their amazing, weaponized tails. But...
marmots

Can Being Too Social Take Years off Your Life?

Large ground squirrels called yellow-bellied marmots live much longer, on average, if they are less social and more isolated than if they are more...
touch

A ‘Touching Sight’: How Babies’ Brains Process Touch Builds Foundations for...

Touch is the first of the five senses to develop, yet scientists know far less about the baby’s brain response to touch than to,...
graphene

Graphene Flexes Its Muscle

The Science Gas pressure was applied to a crumpled graphene membrane to cause it to bulge and stiffen. The result? The gas pressure revealed that...
hearing loss

‘Exciting’ Breakthrough in Effort to Help Children with Hearing Loss

A Florida State University researcher joined an international team using brain scans and machine-learning algorithms to determine which areas of the brain were most...
video

Soap Opera

A pool of red dye is suspended in a coaster-sized maze filled with milk. Then liquid soap is dropped in, causing the dye to...
gum disease

More Evidence of Link Between Severe Gum Disease and Cancer Risk

Data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease,...
spintronic

Mysteries a Promising Spintronic Material Revealed

Researchers at UC Riverside used an unconventional approach to determine the strength of the electron spin interactions with the optical phonons in antiferromagnetic nickel...