Enhanced antibacterial efficacy of nitric oxide releasing...
Biomater. Sci. , 2017, 5 ,1246-1255 DOI : 10.1039/C6BM00948D, Paper Priyadarshini Singha, Jitendra Pant, Marcus J. Goudie, Christina D. Workman, Hitesh Handa...
Strict rules around contamination hamper exploration for ...
NASA's orbiter Cassini will make a series of decreasing orbits that will end in a fiery death dive into Saturn's atmosphere in September. This deliberate ter...
New knowledge about the dynamics of proteins can shape th...
New research provides mechanistic insight into how protein dynamics control the activity of a group of enzymes called serine proteases. As serine proteases p...
Apes only provide food to conspecifics that have previous...
For us humans, it goes without saying that we reward others as an indication of the gratitude we feel towards them. Scientists from the Max Planck Institutes...
From bug to drug—tick saliva could be key to treating hea...
Proteins found in tick saliva could be used to treat a potentially fatal form of heart disease, according to new Oxford University research.
Energy program on chopping block, but new data suggest it...
Do energy efficiency "audits" really benefit companies over time? An interdisciplinary team of Duke researchers (economist Gale Boyd, statistician Jerome "Je...
Major milestone for Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have completed the first "science raft" for the Large Synoptic Survey Tele...
Galaxy NGC 1132 has a disturbed hot halo, study finds
(Phys.org)—A new study recently published on arXiv.org reveals that the fossil group galaxy NGC 1132 (also known as UGC 2359) has a disturbed and asymmetrica...
Innovation feeds the world with more fish protein
As the world faces a projected population increase from today's 7.5 billion people to 9 billion people by 2050, the demand for sustainable food sources is on...
Solution to distortion effect in STM scanning
STM scanning experiments on poorly conducting materials are challenging, and can cause a distortion effect. A new model corrects for this effect, allowing ph...
New way to form close double black holes
A team of three Dutch astronomers from the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University found a new way to form two black holes that orbit each other for qu...
A possible explanation for why no intermediate sized blac...
(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers, one with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel the other with Princeton University in the U.S. has come up with a pos...
Understanding the root causes of natural disasters
Every year disasters take lives, cause significant damage, inhibit development and contribute to conflict and forced migration. Unfortunately, the trend is a...
Drowned wildebeests can feed a river ecosystem for years
Only a small percentage of wildebeests drown as they cross the Mara River, but they provide resources for the river ecosystem for years after their deaths.
Why many high-achieving Indigenous students are shunning ...
Indigenous students remain vastly underrepresented in higher education in Australia. According to Universities Australia, Indigenous people comprise 2.7% of ...
In our dis-unified nation, healing must start from within...
Our nation is divided, says Josh Klapow, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, perhaps more than any time since the Civi...
NASA-supported tool is accelerating wildfire recovery
Burned Area Emergency Response teams— they may be one of most important parts of wildfires that you've probably never heard of. As the last flames of a ragin...
China in climate driver's seat after Trump rejects Paris
With President Donald Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate change accords, it's now clear to the world that action on climate chang...
Urban nature—what kinds of plants and wildlife flourish i...
Biodiversity refers to the variety of all living things on Earth, but people often have very specific ideas of what it means. If you run an online search for...
Why a 'cashless' society would hurt the poor—a lesson fro...
India recently tried to reduce the use of cash in its economy by eliminating, overnight, two of its most widely used bills in what was called demonetization.
How the American public views the relationship between cl...
Researchers from the Center on Terrorism at John Jay College of Criminal Justice reported new data concerning how the American public views the relationship ...
Could an artificial coral reef protect marine biodiversit...
Climate change from rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) is having two major effects in our seas – global warming and ocean acidification – and the combinat...
Using mathematical methods to study complex biological ne...
Complex biological processes such as metabolism often involve thousands of compounds coupled by chemical reactions. These process chains are described by res...
Improving risk assessment of nano particles as food addit...
The anticaking agent E551 silicon dioxide, or silica, has been used widely in the food industry over the past 50 years, and was long thought to be quite safe...
Heightened risk in rice? Researchers discover the toxicit...
Rice is a staple food in many regions of the world. However, it sometimes contains levels of arsenic that are hazardous to our health. An interdisciplinary t...
Record-setting seismic simulations run on the Cori superc...
Record-setting seismic simulations run earlier this year on the Cori supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's National Energy Research Scient...
Chemists turn metal catalysis on its head for a sustainab...
Nagoya University researchers take a nonintuitive approach to metal catalysis for selective conversion of biomass into high-value chemical products under mil...
Regulating the indirect land use carbon emissions from bi...
Farmers earn more profits when there is demand for corn for biofuel instead of for food only. This can lead some to convert grasslands and forests to croplan...
New research finds potential for greater retrofit energy ...
New research reveals the actual heat loss from suspended timber ground floors might be nearly twice that of previous estimates and the potential for thermall...
A map that fills a 500-million year gap in Earth's history
Earth is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old, with life first appearing around 3 billion years ago.
Precision Farming
Combining sensors and real-time data analytics improves yields  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Jellied sea creatures confound scientists, fishermen on U...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Drifting throngs of jelly-like, glowing organisms native to tropical seas far from shore have invaded Pacific coastal waters from Sou...
Great Barrier Reef Worth $56 Billion
The Great Barrier Reef brings real dollars to Australia.
Nil Communication: How to Send a Message Without Sending ...
Physicists have exploited the laws of quantum mechanics to send information without transmitting a signal. But have they, really? -- Read more on ScientificA...
Cancer studies pass reproducibility test
Project probing whether high-impact papers can be replicated releases latest results
Consciousness helps us learn quickly in a changing world
What's the point of consciousness? Experiments suggest it evolved to help us learn and adapt more rapidly than we could without it
The Human Cell Atlas
An international project is set to detail how every cell type in the body functions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Ancient Samurai Scroll Describes Blinding Powders, Moonle...
An enigmatic samurai text known as the "Sword Scroll" has been translated into English for the first time, revealing instructions for successful nighttime ba...
Can we count on utopian dreamers to change the world?
Offsetting social problems posed by financial overheating and tech disruption puts utopian ideas such as basic income centre stage, argue two new books
How much carbon can polar seafloor ecosystems store?
One of the best-known impacts of climate change is the loss of sea ice in the Arctic, but also in parts of the Antarctic: the poles are increasingly turning ...
Study links deforestation and malaria
Nearly 130 million hectares of forest—an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa—have been lost since 1990, according to a recent report by the Food a...
Battering storms caused Antarctic sea ice to shrink at re...
Unusually intense storms could explain why Antarctic sea ice shrank to its smallest observed extent this year.
New Zealand's Long-Lost Pink and White Terraces May Have ...
The location of a long-lost natural wonder in New Zealand has been identified, thanks to an accidentally found diary of a 19th century geographer.
Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off; Scientists Inhale U...
Most scientists were not told of risks for months after 2014 incident; investigation shows more mishaps at Nevada, New Mexico nuclear sites -- Read more on S...
Why bird flu risk is like the Grenfell Tower tragedy
We know the dangers, we know how to mitigate them, and it won't even cost that much – but nobody in power seems to care
Dozens of prospective jurors beg off 'Pharma Bro' case
NEW YORK (AP) — Several prospective jurors have been excused from the federal securities fraud trial of an ex-pharmaceutical company executive because they c...
Adults with Autism Make More Consistent Choices
People with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) often show a reduced sensitivity to contextual information in perceptual tasks, but new research... More
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