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viral viruses

Shining Light on the Social Lives of Viruses

Scientists know viruses are contagious and can spread quickly, but how do they interact with each other? To gain an understanding into how viruses spread,...
mosquitovideo

A Mosquito’s Secret Weapon: A Light Touch and Strong Wings

Scientists have found the key to mosquitoes’ stealth takeoffs: They barely push off when making a fast getaway, but instead rely on strong and...
drones

Drones to Grow Mind of Their Own

Drones may eventually grow a mind of their own. The University of California, Riverside has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation...
soft roboticvideo

This Soft Robotic Gripper can Screw in your Light Bulbs for...

How many robots does it take to screw in a light bulb? The answer: just one, assuming you’re talking about a new robotic gripper...
video

Prototype Shows How Tiny Photodetectors Can Double Their Efficiency

Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have developed a photodetector – a device that senses light – by combining two distinct inorganic materials...
soybean oil

Study Shows Genetically Modified Soybean Oil Causes Less Obesity and Insulin...

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have tested a genetically-modified (GM) soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less...
hormone oxytocin

Oxytocin Turns Up the Volume of Your Social Environment

Before you shop for the “cuddle” hormone oxytocin to relieve stress and enhance your social life, read this: A new study from the University...
electromagnetic waves

Squeezing Light into Infinitesimally Thin Lines

Researchers have demonstrated a new mode of electromagnetic wave, called a "line wave," which travels along an infinitesimally thin line along the interface between...
Chagas Disease

Scientists Identify New Hosts for Chagas Disease Vectors

Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a chronic,...
galaxy

Physicists Offer Explanation for Diverse Galaxy Rotations

Identical twins are similar to each other in many ways, but they have different experiences, friends, and lifestyles. This concept is played out on a...
cross-ethnic interaction

Ethnic Diversity in Schools May Be Good for Students’ Grades, a...

Early adolescents’ grades were higher when they socialized with peers from other ethnicities, according to the findings of a University of California, Davis, study...
Gum Diseasevideo

New Dental Imaging Method Uses Squid Ink to Fish for Gum...

Squid ink might be a great ingredient to make black pasta, but it could also one day make getting checked for gum disease at...
aging

Eat Fat, Live Longer?

more people live into their 80s and 90s, researchers have delved into the issues of health and quality of life during aging. A recent...
Renewable Energy

Engineers Develop Tools to Share Power from Renewable Energy Sources During...

If you think you can use the solar panels on your roof to power your home during an outage, think again. During an outage,...
climate change

Team Gathers Unprecedented Data on Atmosphere’s Organic Chemistry

For a few weeks over the summer in 2011, teams of scientists from around the world converged on a small patch of ponderosa pine...
Spina Bifidavideo

Stem Cell Treatment for Children With Spina Bifida Helps Dogs First

A pair of English bulldog puppies are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy — a combination of surgery and...
Manganese

Manganese in Underground Drinking Water is Cause for Concern

Underground drinking water sources in parts of the U.S. and three Asian countries may not be as safe as previously thought due to high...
crops

Tracking Down the Jumping Genes of Maize

The “jumping genes” of maize have finally been mapped by an international team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the...
Antiseptic, neuroscientists, climate change

Common Antiseptic Ingredients De-Energize Cells and Impair Hormone Response

A new in-vitro study by University of California, Davis, researchers indicates that quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats,” used as antimicrobial agents in common household...
viruses

Viruses and Aphids That Help Crops? ISU Scientists Think It May...

Farmers often go to great lengths to keep viruses and aphids out of their fields, but Iowa State University scientists are imagining a future...