Top Science News
March 20, 2019

New research is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid ... read more
Specially designed materials enable objects of different sizes to be levitated and manipulated with light, thanks to new ... read more
Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen presents an alternative to fossil fuels, but purified water is a precious resource. A team has now developed a way to harness seawater -- Earth's most ... read more
'Frustration' plus a pulse of laser light resulted in a stable ... read more
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Health News
March 20, 2019

People left blind by retinal degeneration have one option: electronic eye implants. Neuroscientists have now developed an alternative: gene therapy that, in tests, restored vision in blind mice. A ... read more
By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, neuroscientists have shown they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer's ... read more
An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing or dysfunctional in the lungs of ... read more
The majority of oral medications available to consumers contain ingredients that can affect sensitive ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
March 20, 2019

The first data received from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft in orbit of asteroid Ryugu helps space scientists explore conditions in the early solar system. The space probe gathered vast amounts of images ... read more
Scientists have discovered a way to simplify how electronic devices use those electrons -- using a material that can serve dual roles in electronics, where historically multiple materials have been ... read more
Inspired by jellyfish, researchers have created an electronic skin that is transparent, stretchable, touch-sensitive, and repairs itself in both wet and dry conditions. The novel material has ... read more
Researchers have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and could even be a ... read more
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Environment News
March 20, 2019

New research shows that a critical piece of the butterfly's annual cycle was missing -- the fall ... read more
A new study of American alligators found that the reptiles form neural maps of sound in the same way birds ... read more
Researchers announced a new species of mammal from the Age of Dinosaurs, representing the most complete mammal from the Cretaceous Period of ... read more
Guinness World Records have independently certified an astrolabe excavated from the wreck site of a Portuguese Armada Ship that was part of Vasco da Gama's second voyage to India in 1502-1503 as the ... read more
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Society/Education News
March 20, 2019

By 2040, rainfall on wheat, soybean, rice and maize will have changed, even if Paris Agreement emissions targets are met; projections show parts of ... read more
Solar storms can be far more powerful than previously thought. A new study has found evidence for the third known case of a massive solar storm in historical times. The researchers believe that ... read more
A new comprehensive study of climate change has painted over 5 million pictures of humanity's potential future, and few foretell an Earth that has not severely warmed. But with immediate action and ... read more
A new study reveals wide variations in how well or poorly people age. A 30-year gap separates countries with the highest and lowest ages at which people experience the health problems of a ... read more
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