Vasectomies: men recall final cuts and close shavesLetters: Rob Delaney's frank and funny account of his vasectomy revives memories for readers including Mike Cashman and the Rev Trevor Smith.The Guardian Shared .
Land use and zoonoses, California's earthquake risk and the Tuatara genomeCOVID19 is a chilling reminder of how pathogens from animals can jump into humans. But it's not the first time.BBC Inside Science Shared .
Disaster Program Allocates Unprecedented Funds for Climate ResilienceScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Landmark paper calls for need to develop the world's microbiome biobanking infrastructureA team of scientists led by CABI's Dr. Matthew Ryan has outlined a series of challenges and opportunities presented in a necessary review of how communities including bacteria, archaea, fungi, algae, protists and viruses—can be 'banked' and preserved for generations to come.Phys.org Shared .
'Secret' life of sharks: Study reveals their surprising social networksSharks have more complex social lives than previously known, as shown by a study finding that gray reef sharks in the Pacific Ocean cultivate surprising social networks with one another and develop bonds that can endure for years.Reuters Shared .
Fossilised 429-mln-year-old eye mirrors modern insect visionAn exquisitely well preserved eye from a marine creature that went extinct before dinosaurs even existed had vision comparable to modern-day bees and dragonflies, researchers said Thursday.Phys.org Shared .
Adding a meter between meals boosts vegetarian appeal: studyMeat-heavy diets not only risk our health but that of the planet, as livestock farming on a massive scale destroys habitats and generates greenhouse gases.Phys.org Shared .
Ancient genomes suggest woolly rhinos went extinct due to climate change, not overhuntingThe extinction of prehistoric megafauna like the woolly mammoth, cave lion, and woolly rhinoceros at the end of the last ice age has often been attributed to the spread of early humans across the globe.Phys.org Shared .
'Critical' questions over disease risks from ocean plasticsKey knowledge gaps exist in our understanding of how ocean microplastics transport bacteria and viruses—and whether this affects the health of humans and animals, researchers say.Phys.org Shared .
Research gets to the heart of organ shape in natureResearchers have shed fresh light on the evolution and function of the shapes we see in nature—using as a model the heart shaped fruits of the Capsella genus.Phys.org Shared .
Climate change, not hunters, may have killed off woolly rhinosAncient DNA indicates that numbers of woolly rhinos held steady long after people arrived on the scene.Science News Shared .
A Trilobite Had Eyes like Those of Modern BeesScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
New precision search for dark matter from ATLAS ExperimentThe nature of dark matter remains one of the great unsolved puzzles of fundamental physics.Phys.org Shared .
Dignity and respect go a long way in county jail, new research showsA University of Wisconsin Oshkosh study indicates a little respect and decency can go a long way in improving some aspects of America's criminal justice system.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers make green chemistry advance with new catalyst for reduction of carbon dioxideResearchers at Oregon State University have made a key advance in the green chemistry pursuit of converting the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into reusable forms of carbon via electrochemical reduction.Phys.org Shared .
Broader view of sexuality in prisons needed to help inmates reintegrate into society: studyA narrow, outdated understanding of sexuality in prisons is causing serious psychological harm to male inmates, according to psychology research from the University of Alberta.Phys.org Shared .
Coronavirus: have we already missed the opportunity to build a better world?Many people like to say that the coronavirus is teaching us a lesson, as if the pandemic were a kind of morality play that should lead to a change in our behaviour.Phys.org Shared .
Revealing the structure of the mysterious blue whirling flameA team of researchers working at the University of Maryland has uncovered the structure of the mysterious blue whirling flame.Phys.org Shared .
Physicists calculate when the last supernova ever will happenThe end of the universe as we know it will not come with a bang.Phys.org Shared .
Crystallization of colloids secured to oil-water interface responding to laser illuminationA team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has developed a method for the crystallization of colloids secured to an oil-water interface in response to laser illumination.Phys.org Shared .
Artificial intelligence examines best ways to keep parolees from recommitting crimesStarting a new life is difficult for criminals transitioning from prison back to regular society.Phys.org Shared .
Satellite record gives unprecedented view of Antarctic ice shelf melt pattern over 25 yearsA science team led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has created a detailed history of mass loss from Antarctica's floating ice shelves.Phys.org Shared .
Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plaguesScientists have identified a chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm, opening the door to possible new ways to prevent these insects from devouring crops vital to human sustenance as they have for millennia.Reuters Shared .
Video: ESA's meteor camera captures the Perseid showersThe Perseids meteor shower is one of the most spectacular annual meteor showers. Made of debris from comet Swift-Tuttle they have been observed by sky-watchers for thousands of years and this year the LIC1 camera of the Canary Long-Baseline Observatory at Tenerife captured the peak of the 2020 Perseid meteor shower detecting dozens of meteors in...Phys.org Shared .
Torres Strait Islanders Cultivated Bananas 2,145 Years AgoNew research suggests Indigenous people on the tiny island of Mabuyag in the western Torres Strait, Australia, practiced banana cultivation as long ago as 145 BCE.Sci News Shared .
Demonstrating entanglement through a fiber cable with high fidelityA team of researchers from Heriot-Watt University, the Indian Institute of Technology and the University of Glasgow has demonstrated a way to transport entangled particles through a commercial fiber cable with 84.4% fidelity.Phys.org Shared .
100 MILLION year old microbes brought back to lifeMICROBES buried beneath the sea floor for more than 100 million years have been brought back to life in a study with profound implications for the search of alien life, researchers have revealed.Express Shared .
Youth, waiting and action during COVID-19In his book The Sense of an Ending, literary critic Frank Kermode considers the ticking of a clock.Phys.org Shared .
New dinosaur closely related to the Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in EnglandThe rare bones were found by amateur fossil hunters on the Isle of Wight.CBS News Shared .
Cheesemaking in Nepal under threat unless pastoralist traditions are revivedNepal's Langtang Valley is known for many things, from its remarkable Himalayan landscapes, to its status as the origin of the country's beloved yak cheese.Phys.org Shared .
Biscayne Bay fish kill is a warning sign, researcher saysA fish kill this week is a clear sign the health of Biscayne Bay is at risk, FIU Institute of Environment researchers said.Phys.org Shared .
How to get abandoned, lost and discarded 'ghost' fishing gear out of the oceanFishing gear and plastic marine debris is a growing global issue. Abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear—often called ghost gear—can contribute up to 76 percent of all marine debris found during beach cleanups.Phys.org Shared .
Donor incentives don't always equate to more charitable giving, study findsPeople are accustomed to getting cash in the mail from an aunt or grandparent. But what about from complete strangers?Phys.org Shared .
From cave art to climate chaos: How a new carbon dating timeline is changing our view of historyGeological and archeological records offer important insights into what seems to be an increasingly uncertain future.Phys.org Shared .
Early and mid-career scientists face a bleak future in the wake of the pandemicThe COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on research in Australia. We surveyed 333 early and mid-career researchers in science, technical, engineering and medical fields and found the impact on their productivity and mental health has been dire, with many considering leaving research altogether.Phys.org Shared .
Got your bag? The critical place of mobile containers in human evolutionToday, bags are everywhere—from cheap canvas ones at the supermarket to designer handbags costing up to US$2,000,000.Phys.org Shared .
Coronavirus leaves international students in dire straitsMany international students in private rental housing in Sydney and Melbourne were struggling before COVID-19 hit.Phys.org Shared .
These historic grasslands are becoming a weed-choked waste. It could be one of the world's great parksVolcanic plains stretching from Melbourne's west to the South Australian border were once home to native grasslands strewn with wildflowers and a vast diversity of animals.Phys.org Shared .
The hidden math of bacterial behaviorAs modern medical science has become increasingly aware of the positive role that bacteria and other microorganisms can play in our health, a mystery has emerged: How is it that beneficial microbial communities can sometimes "flip" into a harmful state that is stubbornly resistant to treatment?Phys.org Shared .
ALMA Finds Young Milky Way-Like Galaxy in Early UniverseAstronomers using the Atacama Large Array have discovered an extremely distant galaxy that looks surprisingly like our own Milky Way Galaxy.Sci News Shared .
Research shows delaying school has little effect on children's maths and reading skillsWhether to hold a child back from starting school when they are first eligible is a question faced by many parents in Australia each year.Phys.org Shared .
Carbon dioxide levels over Australia rose even after COVID-19 forced global emissions down. Here's whyCOVID-19 has curtailed the activities of millions of people across the world and with it, greenhouse gas emissions.Phys.org Shared .
Mauritius oil spill: Government to seek compensation from Japan's Nagashiki Shipping, owner of grounded shipOwner of grounded ship that spilled 1,000 tons of oil onto pristine coastline has reportedly said it will assess compensation for the disaster.CBS News Shared .
People power and satellites help scientists study climate impacts on Antarctic sealsA New Zealand-led international study of the crabeater seal population in Antarctica aims to understand environmental impacts on one of the southern-most mammals in the world.Phys.org Shared .
Why more heatwaves endanger our health and ability to workAs the Earth warms, heatwaves are expected to occur more often, with sharper intensity and for longer periods.Phys.org Shared .
The Science of Sourdough: How Microbes Enabled a Pandemic PastimeScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Konrad "Koni" Steffen, renowned climate scientist, dies in accident on Greenland ice sheet falling into crevasseKonrad "Koni" Steffen apparently fell to his death in a crevasse on the ice sheet he dedicated his life to studying.CBS News Shared .
Eyes on the skies: Japan to launch flying cars in THREE YEARSFLYING CARS could become a reality as early as 2023, a Japanese company has announced.Express Shared .
Engineers manipulate color on the nanoscale, making it disappearMost of the time, a material's color stems from its chemical properties. Different atoms and molecules absorb different wavelengths of light; the remaining wavelengths are the "intrinsic colors" that we perceive when they are reflected back to our eyes.Phys.org Shared .
Making the case for conserving Tajikistan's fruit-and-nut forestsIt was spring 2017. I was in the middle of my master's program and was rapidly running out of time to find the perfect thesis research project.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers use supercomputer to gain insights into hepatitis BResearchers at the University of Delaware, using supercomputing resources and collaborating with scientists at Indiana University, have gained new understanding of the virus that causes hepatitis B and the "spiky ball" that encloses the virus's genetic blueprint.Phys.org Shared .
Plant health management by flexible electronicsThe emergence of biotic and abiotic stresses poses potential impairment on plant growth and yield.Phys.org Shared .
Darwin, Expression and the Lasting Legacy of EugenicsScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
The 1918 Flu Faded in Our Collective Memory: We Might 'Forget' the Coronavirus, TooScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Siberian heat wave that caused an oil spill made more likely by climate changeThe six-month heat wave in Siberia during the first half of 2020 would not have happened without human-caused climate change, researchers find.Science News For Students Shared .
Coronavirus Live Updates: New Zealand Races to Trace Source of New OutbreakThe president's demands for reopening classrooms helped convince many teachers that it would be unsafe.The New York Times Shared .
I was Obama's Ebola tsar. US healthcare workers are dying at a shameful rateMore than 900 healthcare workers have died in this pandemic. Many of those deaths could have been prevented.The Guardian Shared .
Mauritius dodges second oil spill as fuel pumped from stricken shipMauritius avoided a second catastrophic oil spill Wednesday after salvage crews pumped the remaining fuel from the tanks of a cargo ship that ran aground off its coast, imperilling world-famous wildlife sanctuaries.Phys.org Shared .
Thai scientists catch bats to trace virus originsResearchers in Thailand have been trekking though the countryside to catch bats in their caves in an effort to trace the murky origins of the coronavirus.Phys.org Shared .
Insect diversity boosted by combination of crop diversity and semi-natural habitatsTo enhance the number of beneficial insect species in agricultural land, preserving semi-natural habitats and promoting crop diversity are both needed, according to new research published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied of Ecology.Phys.org Shared .
Covid vaccine tracker: when will we have a coronavirus vaccine?More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine.The Guardian Shared .
'Madsen' wheat as source of disease resistanceA plant breeder's goal is to release cultivars that are commercially economical and environmentally sustainable.Phys.org Shared .
Astronomers spy distant galaxyASTRONOMERS have spotted a distant galaxy and the space experts claim it looks 'surprisingly like our Milky Way'.Express Shared .
Bird and reptile tears aren't so different from human tearsBird and reptile tears aren't so unlike our own, shows a new study in Frontiers in Veterinary Science.Phys.org Shared .
Study revives debate over breast cancer screening ageUpdate to long-running study finds screening from age of 40 rather than 50 could save lives.The Guardian Shared .
Up to 6% of England's population may have had Covid, study showsImperial College home testing programme finds 13% of Londoners with antibodies.The Guardian Shared .
I'm disabled but was told I won't receive critical care if I get Covid. It's terrifyingI use a ventilation machine at night and by early March, I could see that if I were to catch coronavirus, I'd be in serious trouble.The Guardian Shared .
From the Vault: DemogorgonYou probably know the Demogorgon as the powerful demon lord from Dungeons and Dragons, or perhaps as the interdimensional monster from "Stranger Things." But where does this curious name come from?Stuff To Blow Your Mind Shared .
On Native American Land, Contact Tracing Is Saving LivesAs the coronavirus spread on the Fort Apache reservation in Arizona, medical teams sought out residents who might have been exposed.The New York Times Shared .
Coronavirus news: Scientists may have found a new way to predict severe casesCORONAVIRUS researchers may have found a new way to test whether people are likely to be severely affected by the virus.Express Shared .
Meteor shower LIVE stream: In case you missed it, watch the Perseids TONIGHTMETEORS from the Perseid shower will be visible tonight and, should bad weather get in the way, you can watch them live online - here is how.Express Shared .
Boomers Use Cannabis Mostly for Ailments; Millennials for RecreationA survey by marijuana dispensary chain Verilife has found that older and younger cannabis consumers have very different priorities and motivations around u - Health And Medicine.LabRoots Shared .
From the archives: the chemistry of crime fictionIn this episode from 2017, Nicola Davis sits down with Dr Kathryn Harkup to discuss a shared love of crime fiction and the chemistry contained within their poisonous plots.The Guardian Shared .
Bird and reptile tears aren't so different from human tearsVision is essential for the survival of most animal species and tears provide potentially life-saving protection for the eyes.EurekAlert! Shared .
Insect diversity boosted by combination of crop diversity and semi-natural habitatsTo enhance the number of beneficial insect species in agricultural land, preserving semi-natural habitats and promoting crop diversity are both needed, according to new research published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied of Ecology.EurekAlert! Shared .
'Madsen' wheat as source of disease resistanceResearchers show that 'Madsen,' a commonly used wheat variety, is resistant to more pests and diseases than recently thought, making it a good source of genes for breeding better wheat.EurekAlert! Shared .
A Switch That Lets Worms Toggle Between SexesPeople typically think of gender in binary terms, but in the natural world, there are many examples of sexual fluidity.LabRoots Shared .
Why Lava Worlds Shine BrightlyScientists determined that "lava world" exoplanets don't derive their brightness from molten rock, but possibly from reflective, metallic clouds.60 Second Science. Shared .
Alpacas help researchers in fight against COVID-19In the race to find a vaccine against COVID-19, researchers have turned to an animal known for its spitting and surly attitude — the alpaca.ABC Science News Shared .
Is Gluten Becoming More Immunoreactive?In recent years, the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease has increased drastically, even with many undiagnosed individuals unaware of their cond - Immunology.LabRoots Shared .
Coronavirus live news: Covid-19 may have been in New Zealand city for 'weeks'; Russia vaccine due in fortnightNinth case confirmed in student at New Zealand school; Russia vaccine not yet completed its final trials; global deaths climb towards 750,000.The Guardian Shared .
Shark mystery: Monster that devoured 9ft great white exposed after asuper-predator' huntSHARKS have bemused scientists for decades, who study and tag these creatures in a bid to unravel their mysterious behaviour, but a team of experts were left staggered when one of its research subjects completely disappeared.Express Shared .
Earthlike Planets May Orbit Supermassive Black HolesSupermassive black holes are enormous wells of gravity that bind galaxies together and emit bright X-ray beams.LabRoots Shared .
4 reasons you shouldn't trash your neck gaiter based on the new mask studyDespite news coverage to the contrary, the study was meant to figure out how to evaluate masks, not actually do the comparison.Science News Shared .
Perseids meteor shower 2020: ESA releases stunning video of shooting starsTHE EUROPEAN Space Agency has released some stunning videos of the Perseids meteor shower which peaked over the past two nights.Express Shared .
Food stockpiled during coronavirus means more weevils, moths in staples like flour and riceIf you stockpiled pantry items like flour and rice in the early days of the coronavirus crisis, expect to find "extra protein" in them, because if we're not using food as fast as we should be, insects can spread quite quickly.ABC Science News Shared .
New study suggests ADHDMany people have experienced a few nights of bad sleep that resulted in shifting attention spans, impulsive tendencies and hyperactivity the next day—all behaviors resembling ADHD.Phys.org Shared .
Coastal flooding study finds trust-building, power-sharing key for environmental justiceIt took two years and $11 million, but eventually ranchers, politicians and scientists came to a consensus about how to prevent flooding in Tillamook, a coastal Oregon town.Phys.org Shared .
Why Did the Rooster Lose Its Penis?Why did so many birds ditch penises? Maybe it was natural or sexual selection, an accident, or in exchange for something way more useful to them.Sci Show Shared .
Time-shifted inhibition helps electric fish ignore their own signalsElectric fish generate electric pulses to communicate with other fish and sense their surroundings. Some species broadcast shorter electric pulses, while others send out long ones.Phys.org Shared .
Beirut explosion: NASA astronaut pays tribute from the ISSA NASA astronaut has paid tribute to the victims of the devastating explosion which rocked Beirut last week, by sharing a stunning view of the Lebanese city from space.Express Shared .
With the Biden-Harris Ticket, Environmental Justice Is a FocusClimate change leaders said the choice of Harris signaled that Democrats will try to ensure that communities burdened by pollution would benefit from a transition to clean energy.The New York Times Shared .
Chemists expand genetic code of E. coli to produce 21st amino acid, giving it new abilitiesRice University chemist Han Xiao and his team have successfully expanded the genetic code of Escherichia coli bacteria to produce a synthetic building block, a "noncanonical amino acid." The result is a living indicator for oxidative stress.Phys.org Shared .
NASA shows off Mars' 'candy coloured' moon Phobos in stunning picsNASA has released a multi-coloured image of Mars' moon Phobos, making the Red Planet's lunar satellite look like 'candy' floating through space.Express Shared .
Tasmania's tech industry says the Government urgently needs to update its websitesTasmania's tech industry says the State Government is trailing behind the rest of the country on delivering online services and warns that in some cases it poses a public safety risk.ABC Science News Shared .
Mutations may have saved brown howler monkeys from yellow fever virusAt the start of her 2008 field season at El Parque El Piñalito in the Misiones province in northeastern Argentina, Ilaria Agostini knew something was terribly wrong.Phys.org Shared .
Industry concentration contributes to job quality erosion, wage stagnationCratering job quality and weak wage growth in the U.S. have typically been attributed to a combination of technological change, waning worker bargaining power and increased pressures from trade and financial markets.Phys.org Shared .
Byzantine-Period Church with Colorful Mosaics Unearthed in IsraelArchaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and Kinneret Academic College have uncovered the ruins of a 1,300-year-old church at the Circassian village of Kfar Kama in Israel.Sci News Shared .
Buried deep in the ice is the GitHub code vault — humanity's safeguard against devastationIn a remote archipelago near the North Pole, there is a town where polar bears outnumber humans — and we've just started burying crucial reels of film there.ABC Science News Shared .
Brazil's Jair Bolsanaro calls new Amazon fires a "lie" as videos show the rainforest burningFires in the Amazon rainforest are surging as Brazil's president claims they don't exist.CBS News Shared .
New species of dinosaur related to Tyrannosaurus rex and birds discovered on Isle of WightUniversity of Southampton researchers say bones discovered on Britain's Isle of Wight belong to a new species of dinosaur related to the carnivorous Tyrannosaurus rex.ABC Science News Shared .
Geoscientists Record ‘Boomerang' Earthquake in Atlantic OceanGeoscientists have recorded a ‘boomerang' earthquake in the equatorial Atlantic, where the rupture initially spreads away from initial break but then turns and runs back the other way at higher speeds.Sci News Shared .
The oldest known cremation in the near east dates to 7000 BCAncient people in the Near East had begun the practice of intentionally cremating their dead by the beginning of the 7th millennium BC, according to a study published August 12, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Fanny Bocquentin of the French National Center for Scientific Research and colleagues.Phys.org Shared .
Why black rhinos may get sick in captivityInflammation and oxidative stress may be involved in the pathogenesis of iron overload disorder in captive black rhinoceroses, making this syndrome a potential common denominator to various diseases described in captivity in this species, according to a study published August 12 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Hanae Pouillevet of Oniris...Phys.org Shared .
Four types of flames join forces to make this eerie ‘blue whirl'Pinning down the structure of the "amazingly complex" blaze could help scientists control it.Science News Shared .
Bushfire scientists call for Australia to set up national fire monitoring agencyThe eight scientists from Australia and Spain say inconsistencies in how the scale and severity of bushfires are measured across the states had led to confusion over how much of the country actually burned.The Guardian Shared .
Archaeology news: 'Wooden Stonehenge' discovered in PortugalARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered timber monoliths akin to the UK's Stonehenge in Portugal which were used for rituals.Express Shared .
Ammonium Nitrate the Nitrogen-Rich Compound Behind the Mega Blast in BeirutLast Tuesday, twin explosions ruptured the sky of Beirut, the Lebanese capital city. The second blast's shockwave was so powerful, equivalent to that released by a 1.2 kiloton-TNT explosion, it wiped out numerous buildings and registered a seismic activity reading of 3.3.LabRoots Shared .
End of the Universe: How the Universe will die, according to physicistsTHE END of the Universe will be a slow fizzling out of all stars until there is pitch blackness throughout the cosmos, researchers have revealed.Express Shared .
New advance in superconductors with 'twist' in rhombohedral graphiteAn international research team led by The University of Manchester has revealed a nanomaterial that mirrors the "magic angle" effect originally found in a complex man-made structure known as twisted bilayer graphene—a key area of study in physics in recent years.Phys.org Shared .
Antarctica's Ice Shelves Have Lost Millions of Metric Tons of IceScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Researchers unlock secrets of the past with new international carbon dating standardRadiocarbon dating is set to become more accurate than ever after an international team of scientists improved the technique for assessing the age of historical objects.Phys.org Shared .
Efficient valves for electron spinsResearchers at the University of Basel in collaboration with colleagues from Pisa have developed a new concept that uses electron spin to switch an electrical current.Phys.org Shared .
OECD countries' politicians follow each otherThe more democratic a country is, the greater the probability that its politicians decide in the same way as in neighboring countries, without further analysis.Phys.org Shared .
Glass blowing inspires new class of quantum sensorsWhen Adelaide glass blower Karen Cunningham made art using diamond and glass she had no idea it would inspire a new kind of hybrid material.Phys.org Shared .
Japanese biologists discover new species of sea worm in the southern oceanEarlier this year, a team from Japan's National Institute of Polar Research , National Museum of Nature and Science , and Kochi University set out to collect specimens of sea worm near the South Orkney Islands, a remote region of the Southern Ocean about 400 miles northeast of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.Phys.org Shared .
Global warming makes tropical soils leak carbon dioxideTropical forest soil warmed in experiments to levels consistent with end-of-century temperature projections released 55 percent more CO2 than control plots, exposing a previously underestimated source of greenhouse gas emissions, researchers reported Wednesday.Phys.org Shared .
Business booming for Brazil farmers but deforestation looms largeBrazilian farmer Rodrigo Pozzobon drives his pick-up truck toward his giant corn and soybean fields at the edge of the Amazon rainforest where, pandemic or not, business is booming thanks to surging demand from China.Phys.org Shared .
An irresistible scent makes locusts swarm, study findsThe coronavirus isn't the only plague making headlines this year—locusts are devastating crops in several parts of the world, and now scientists are discovering why the pest forms destructive swarms.Phys.org Shared .
Molecular additives enhace solar-to-electrical power conversion efficiencyA new study featured in Soft Matter has demonstrated an innovative technique for enhancing solar cell performance and stability.LabRoots Shared .
COVID-19 May Cause Long Term Memory Loss and Cognitive DeclineMany COVID-19 patients experience neurological symptoms. These include loss of smell and delirium, with some reporting longer-lasting effects such as chronic fatigue syndrome and Guillan-Barre syndrome, a rare disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves.LabRoots Shared .
China launches ambitious unmanned Mars missionThe Tianwen-1 mission - China's most ambitious attempt yet at interplanetary exploration - aims to send an orbiter, lander and rover to the red planet.CBS News Shared .
'They've jumped the gun': scientists worry about Russia's Covid-19 vaccineRising chorus of concern over Sputnik V vaccine stems from opaque development and lack of mass testing.The Guardian Shared .
Are insects really going to die off for good?Warnings about an "insect apocalypse" have been making headlines in ecology and conservation news in the past several years, but according to a University of Georgia professor of agroecology, these warnings may not tell the whole picture.LabRoots Shared .
Sea life in Mauritius dying as massive oil spill threatens endangered speciesThe massive oil spill is threatening endangered species that have been re-introduced to the area over the past decades.CBS News Shared .
Comparing Nivolumab and Pembrolizumab in the Treatment of Lung CancerSince the 1940s, chemotherapy has been a primary treatment option for cancer. The late 20th century brought a new type of cancer treatment, immunotherapies - Cancer.LabRoots Shared .
Shark breakthrough: 450 million-year-old great white mystery unravelled in Cape Cod probeSHARKS have been the subject of study for scientists for decades as they probe the apex predators in the hope of learning more about their mysterious underwater activities, but they are now making significant progress in 'unfolding the 450 million-year-old mystery' of great whites.Express Shared .
The Iconic Arecibo Telescope Goes Quiet After Major DamageA cable cut a large gash into the radio telescope this week and it's uncertain when it will be back in working order.Wired UK Shared .
Squares and TilingsProfessor Okounkov website: Field Medallist Playlist: Penrose on the Numberphile Podcast: is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute : are also supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.Numberphile Shared .
Arctic to be free of sea ice by 2035THE ARCTIC could be sea ice-free in the summers post-2035, researchers have shockingly stated.Express Shared .
Quantum materials quest could benefit from graphene that bucklesGraphene, an extremely thin two-dimensional layer of the graphite used in pencils, buckles when cooled while attached to a flat surface, resulting in beautiful pucker patterns that could benefit the search for novel quantum materials and superconductors, according to Rutgers-led research in the journal Nature.Phys.org Shared .
ALMA sees most distant Milky Way look-alikeAstronomers using the Atacama Large Array , in which the European Southern Observatory is a partner, have revealed an extremely distant and therefore very young galaxy that looks surprisingly like our Milky Way.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers identify human influence as key agent of ocean warming patterns in the futureThe oceans play an important role in regulating our climate and its change by absorbing heat and carbon.Phys.org Shared .
A single molecule may bring solitary locusts together into swarmsScientists pinpoint a compound emitted by locusts that could inform new ways of controlling the pests.Science News Shared .
Australian Indigenous banana cultivation found to go back over 2,000 yearsArchaeologists at The Australian National University have found the earliest evidence of Indigenous communities cultivating bananas in Australia.Phys.org Shared .
Research suggests bias against natural hair limits job opportunities for black womenNew research suggests Black women with natural hairstyles, such as curly afros, braids or twists, are often perceived as less professional than Black women with straightened hair, particularly in industries where norms dictate a more conservative appearance.Phys.org Shared .
Eggshell-based surgical material for skull injuriesA bioactive polymer-ceramic composite for fixing implants and restoring bone defects in the skull was developed by an international group of materials scientists from the NUST MISIS Center for Composite Materials.Phys.org Shared .
Scientists propose method for eliminating damaging heat bursts in fusion devicePicture an airplane that can only climb to one or two altitudes after taking off.Phys.org Shared .
Britons hope to keep sustainable habits beyond COVID-19 lockdown, research suggestsBritons are keen to continue with low-carbon lifestyle choices adopted during lockdown, according to research by The University of Manchester and Cardiff University.Phys.org Shared .
Why nanomaterial quality matters, and the smart new way to check itA new way to check the quality of nanomaterials like graphene has emerged from a team at the University of Sussex.Phys.org Shared .
New Carnivorous Dinosaur Unearthed on Isle of WightA new genus and species of theropod dinosaur from the Cretaceous period has been identified from bones found on the Isle of Wight, the United Kingdom.Sci News Shared .
How plastics could help build a sustainable futureThe disposal of plastics is a global problem. They are nearly indestructible in natural conditions but are discarded worldwide on a large scale.Phys.org Shared .
Enhanced liquid repellence through flexible microstructuresArtificial surfaces that can repel liquids have attracted significant attention across scientific and industrial platforms to create functional topological features.Phys.org Shared .
Yellowstone visitor's panic after 'hearing rumble' as earthquake sparked evacuationYELLOWSTONE visitors were left scrambling to survive after a terrifying event inside the national park, with one witness revealing he 'heard a rumble'.Express Shared .
NASA's TESS Planet-Hunting Space Telescope Completes Its Primary MissionScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Predicting A-level grades accurately 'near-impossible task'Predicting A-level grades is a and task," and the system needs to be overhauled to reduce inaccuracies that can lead to unfair disadvantages for some students, says new research from the UCL Institute of Education."Phys.org Shared .
Scientists reveal long-term cumulative effects of frequent green tides in coastal oceansThe world's largest green tide caused by Ulva prolifera has been occurring continually in the Yellow Sea, China, for more than 10 years.Phys.org Shared .
Grey reef sharks found to exhibit social behaviorA team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in the U.S. and the U.K. has found that gray reef sharks exhibit a form of social behavior.Phys.org Shared .
Collaboration is key to rebuilding coral reefsThe most successful and cost-effective ways to restore coral reefs have been identified by an international group of scientists, after analyzing restoration projects in Latin America.Phys.org Shared .
Economists conclude opioid crisis responsible for millions of children living apart from parentsIn their study, released by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the professors—all affiliated with Notre Dame's Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities —show that greater exposure to the opioid crisis increases the chance that a child's mother or father is absent from the household and increases the likelihood that he or she...Phys.org Shared .
Eight New Colonies of Emperor Penguins Discovered in AntarcticaUsing images from ESA's Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite, a team of researchers from the British Antarctic Survey has spotted 8 new colonies of emperor penguins and confirmed the discovery of three previously identified but never confirmed breeding sites.Sci News Shared .
Scientists find distant galaxy surprisingly similar to our ownAstronomers have found a galaxy "surprisingly" like our own Milky Way - further away than any before.The Independent Shared .
Q&A: Treading on shrinking iceGeophysicist Marco Tedesco has an affinity for ice in all its forms-snow, glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice-and has spent his career exploring its qualities and fates.Phys.org Shared .
Genomic study of cervical cancers in sub-Saharan AfricaSub-Saharan African countries have the highest death rates of cervical cancer in the world, accounting for 19 of the 20 countries with the highest global rates.LabRoots Shared .
Phylogenetic analysis reveals the evolution of the mitochondrial calcium transporterCalcium levels regulate multiple processes in cells, ranging from metabolism to division. And these levels are regulated, in turn, by calcium transport into and out of mitochondria, the energy hub of the cell.Phys.org Shared .
Trillions in coronavirus spending is putting AOC's favorite economic theory to the testFrench philosopher Voltaire famously quipped: "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him." Something similar can be said of modern monetary theory, also known as MMT, because it may be the economy's only hope to get through the pandemic.Phys.org Shared .
Astronomers investigate an ultraluminous X-ray source in NGC 5055Using the Chandra and XMM-Newton spacecraft, astronomers from the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw, Poland, have investigated an ultraluminous X-ray source in the galaxy NGC 5055.Phys.org Shared .
COVID-19 is hitting tipped workers hardEven prior to COVID-19, tipped workers suffered from the inadequacies of the United States' social safety net and minimum wage standards.Phys.org Shared .
New insights into star formation in the smallest galaxiesThe question of how small, dwarf galaxies have sustained the formation of new stars over the course of the Universe has long confounded the world's astronomers.Phys.org Shared .
Selfish genes take sides in the battle of the sexesMen may have a surprising genetic advantage over women, according to new research carried out at the University of St Andrews.Phys.org Shared .
Ancient crested penguin fossil found in New ZealandA team of researchers from New Zealand and the U.S. is reporting on the discovery of unearthed crested penguin fossils found on New Zealand's North Island.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers discover honeybees have more than one way to feed on nectarA team of researchers from Sun Yat-Sen University, Kiel University, and the University of Washington has found that honeybees have more than one way to feed on nectar.Phys.org Shared .
Ancient North American reptiles lived on an island archipelago in South WalesA recent study led by the University of Bristol has uncovered fossils of dwarf reptiles that lived in South Wales 205 million years ago and were closely related to North American animals that lived 15 million years earlier.Phys.org Shared .
Parallel coupled cell-centered finite volume thermal lattice boltzmann method on unstructured gridsThe lattice Boltzmann method , which originated from lattice gas automata , has become an effective and attractive numerical scheme in computational fluid dynamics.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers develop a tool for characterizing frequency-entangled photon pairsFrequency-entangled photon pairs, an easily accessible type of entanglement, have been widely applied in fields like quantum-enhanced positioning and clock synchronization, and quantum spectroscopy.Phys.org Shared .
Scientists devised a cheap, ingenious trick to save this bird from a blood-sucking maggot, and it works brilliantlySaving endangered species from extinction is a challenging job that requires creative, affordable and effective interventions.Phys.org Shared .
Our Temporary Moratorium against Handshakes Should Become PermanentScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
How Climate Change Strategies That Use Biomass Can Be More RealisticScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Q&A: Keeping cool efficiently during heat wavesHeat waves are becoming a more regular occurrence across the country. Iain Walker, Leader of the Residential Building Systems Group at Berkeley Lab, has suggestions for how to weather them.Phys.org Shared .
New device delivers single cells in just one clickEPFL spin-off SEED Biosciences has developed a pipetting robot that can dispense individual cells one by one.Phys.org Shared .
Ancient Beavers Gnawed Trees for Harvesting Food, Not To Build DamsExtinct semi-aquatic beavers of the genus Dipoides lived 4 million years ago in the Canadian High Arctic and were approximately two-thirds the size of today's North American beavers.Sci News Shared .
Library pandemic restrictions showcase the importance of digital collections and the advantages of open accessOn the one hand, as in the case of the ANU Press, that the NHM has had an average increase in downloads of 45% in this pandemic period is likely to be not only due to the associated lockdowns but also a result of Open Access policies that have led to a tenfold increase in the viewing traffic of its digitized specimens in the last five years.Phys.org Shared .
Insider trading has become more subtleInsider trading comes in two main forms: arguably legal and clearly illegal.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers propose climate-smart desert food production model for land and human healthAs the National Weather Service warns that a heat wave spreading across the southwestern United States is of a "magnitude rare, dangerous and deadly," a team of scientists, led by the University of Arizona, has generated a new vision aimed at reducing climate disruptions to food security, human health and rural economies.Phys.org Shared .
New study outlines how work from home could adapt to continue effectivelyThe first international empirical study of work from home shows there are benefits that could be maintained after the pandemic.Phys.org Shared .
Mauritius oil spill from space: Satellite photos expose scale of 'environmental emergency'MAURITIUS has declared a state of 'environmental emergency' after a Japanese oil tanker ran aground, leaking oil into the Indian Ocean.Express Shared .
Researchers help endangered birds beat deadly parasiteResearchers have found a way to help one of Australia's rarest birds &; or safeguard their nests, to protect their young from deadly parasites.Phys.org Shared .
Pressure-induced 2D-3D conversion in hybrid lead iodide layered perovskiteHydrostatic pressurization can lead to new and improved material properties. However, most novel material properties are only retainable at high-pressure states, and therefore have no practical applicability at ambient conditions.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers explore pollen fertilization mechanismsA group of researchers from four countries has worked out exactly how a pollen tube, the plant cell that emerges from a grain of pollen, grows up to a thousand-fold to reach an ovule deep inside the flower.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers find new way to make bacteria more sensitive to antibioticsResearchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology , MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, have discovered a new way to reverse antibiotic resistance in some bacteria using hydrogen sulfide.Phys.org Shared .
Arecibo Observatory: One of the world's biggest telescopes suffers major damage in freak incidentThe incident ripped a 100-foot-gash in the dish as well as causing damage to the "Gregorian Dome" that houses the receiver at the top of the telescope, and the platform that is used to access it.The Independent Shared .
AI Magic Makes Century-Old Films Look NewDenis Shiryaev uses algorithms to colorize and sharpen old movies, bumping them up to a smooth 60 frames per second.Wired UK Shared .
Russia's Fast-Track Coronavirus Vaccine Draws Outrage over SafetyScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
British fossil hunters find bones of new dinosaur species, cousin to T.RexFour bones found on a beach on the Isle of Wight, off England's south coast, belong to a new species of theropod dinosaur, the group that includes Tyrannosaurus rex, researchers at the University of Southampton said on Wednesday.Reuters Shared .
Claims of 'Ocean' inside Ceres May Not Hold WaterScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
California earthquake: San Andreas swarm sparks fears of the Big One comingCALIFORNIA'S chances of being struck by a powerful earthquake dubbed the Big One have been elevated, following a succession of small quakes, US Geological Survey data suggests.Express Shared .
Sputnik reviewThe alien is the least of the horrors in Egor Abramenko's mostly gripping suspense, set in a dour 80s army facility with an unwanted visitor.The Guardian Shared .
Scientists Put Masks to the Test-With an iPhone and a LaserWhen it comes to blocking germs, not all cloth masks are created equal. A new, low-cost testing device literally illuminates which ones won't get the job done.Wired UK Shared .
America Is Preparing for the Wrong Arctic CrisisScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
Introducing The BombEmily's grandad worked on the bomb that fell on Hiroshima. Could another man - Leo Szilard - have stopped it?Crowd Science Shared .
Women in Science May Suffer Lasting Career Damage from COVID-19Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.Scientific American Shared .
To figure out your dog's ‘real' age, you'll need a calculatorJust multiply how old it is times seven, right? Uh, no. And here's why.Science News For Students Shared .
Explainer: What are logarithms and exponents?Mathematics provides a means of tracking, comparing and expressing data that vary broadly in scale.Science News For Students Shared .
Starlink tracker UK: How to see SpaceX satellites over the UK this weekSTARLINK satellites will pass over the UK this week. Find out how you can see the SpaceX satellites at night.Express Shared .
White dwarf stars shrink as they gain massObservations of thousands of white dwarf stars have confirmed a decades-old theory about the relationship between their masses and sizes.Science News Shared .
Coronavirus Live Updates: Restaurants in the U.S. Become a Hot Spot for InfectionMany community outbreaks this summer have centered on eateries and bars, data show. New Zealand has returned to a partial lockdown.The New York Times Shared .
SpaceX Starlink: How many Starlink satellites are there?SPACEX'S fleet of Starlink satellites is rapidly expanding, but how manyb Starlink satellites are in space right now?Express Shared .
Meteor showers to watch out for in 2020, including the PerseidsMeteor showers come and go throughout the year, but when can you spot them in 2020?The Telegraph Shared .
‘Delay is the new denial': How to spot and respond to climate deniersOutright denial of global warming is being replaced with more subtle ways of downplaying the need for urgent and far-reaching action.The Independent Shared .
Back from the dead? Stem cells give hope for revival of Malaysia's extinct rhinosSome skin, eggs and tissue samples are all that remain of Malaysia's last rhino, Iman, who died last November after years of failed breeding attempts.Reuters Shared .
Meteor shower in pictures: Shooting stars soar across the sky in these Perseid photosMETEORS and fireballs lit up the night skies on Tuesday with the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.Express Shared .
Archaeologists able to reconstruct 'day in the life' of prehistoric ancestors half a million years on'Some of the earliest non-stone tools found in the archaeological record of human evolution' uncovered in Sussex.The Independent Shared .
Meteor shower tonight: Can you still see the Perseid meteor shower?A METEOR shower is at its maximum tonight, with up to 100 shooting stars visible in the night sky.Express Shared .
Coronavirus live news: New Zealand's biggest city back in lockdown as global deaths pass 740,000WHO warns displacement of people in Beirut risks accelerating spread; four new cases in Auckland; Australia suffers deadliest day.The Guardian Shared .
Dinosaur discovery: Shock as Isle of Wight visitor discover new T-Rex speciesA DINOSAUR species related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex has been discovered on the Isle of Wight.Express Shared .
A new species of dinosaur has been discovered on the Isle of WightA collection of bones found on the Isle of Wight belong to a new species of dinosaur from the same family as Tyrannosaurus rex, scientists say.The Independent Shared .
Global report: New Zealand begins mass testing as Australia records deadliest dayNew Zealand to conduct ‘tens of thousands' of tests; 21 deaths recorded in Australian state of Victoria; US health secretary sceptical of Russia vaccine.The Guardian Shared .
Russian coronavirus vaccine to be named Sputnik V, President Vladimir Putin announcesRussia's newly approved coronavirus vaccine will be called Sputnik V, in homage to the Soviet Union's Cold War-era satellite program, but there are already concerns about its safety.ABC Science News Shared .
Therapy may offer escape from the terror of sleep paralysisSleep paralysis - a condition thought to explain a number of mysterious experiences including alleged cases of alien abduction and demonic night-time visits - could be treated using a technique of, suggests a pilot study published today.EurekAlert! Shared .
Examining Congress members' popularity on InstagramNew research on the popularity of Congress members' Instagram posts reveals some surprising factors at play that could elevate their influence on the platform and make for more effective campaigns.EurekAlert! Shared .
Survey finds most parents nervous to take their kids for vaccinations due to COVID-19Vaccination rates in the U.S. have plummeted amid COVID-19. A new national survey by Orlando Health finds while the vast majority of parents believe vaccines are the best way to protect their children from infectious diseases, two-thirds are still nervous to take their kids to their pediatrician's office due to COVID-19.EurekAlert! Shared .
Age, education, and surgical history affect hormone use after oophorectomyRemoval of the ovaries before natural menopause often exacerbates menopause symptoms and places women at increased risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, and cognitive decline.EurekAlert! Shared .
How anxietyWhen considering new products, anxiety creates approach response rather than avoidance response when consumers hope for the goal-congruent outcomes.EurekAlert! Shared .
KIST finds a strong correlation between ultrasonic stroke rehabilitation treatment and brain wavesThe Korea Institute of Science and Technology announced that a research team led, by Dr. Hyungmin Kim at the Center for Bionics, Biomedical Research Institute of the KIST, found a strong correlation between a ultrasonic stroke rehabilitation method for treating damaged brain and a change in delta waves, which is a type of brain waves.EurekAlert! Shared .
Technology can help speed soil recovery after oil spillsResearchers use spectroscopy to quickly and cheaply analyze soils samples.EurekAlert! Shared .
Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people lose weightA compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim down, research by Oregon State University and Oregon Health and Science University showed.EurekAlert! Shared .
Pressure-induced 2D-3D conversion in hybrid lead iodide layered perovskiteHere, we demonstrate that 2D D-J perovskites experience various transitions under pressure, such as and structural transformation, and the probable metallization are strongly suggested.EurekAlert! Shared .
KERI creates a nano display based on the 3D printing close to virtual realityCompanies across the world are competing fiercely to provide high-resolution displays to electronic devices such as TVs and smartphones.EurekAlert! Shared .
Molecular additives enhance mechanical properties of organic solar cell materialGanesh Balasubramanian, P.C. Rossin assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University, and his graduate student Joydeep Munshi demonstrated that adding small molecules to a semiconducting polymer blend enhances the performance and stability of material used in organic solar cells.EurekAlert! Shared .
Secretion of sugar polymers modulates multicellularity in the bacterium Myxococcus xanthusResearch by INRS. Professor Salim Timo Islam has revealed that multicellular physiology in the social bacterium Myxococcus xanthus - a bacterium that can actively reorganize its community according to the environment in which it is found - is modulated by the secretion of two natural sugar polymers in separate zones of a swarm.EurekAlert! Shared .
Aardvarks Are Ailing amid Heat and DroughtClimate change is expected to bring more frequent droughts and heat waves to Africa's Kalahari Desert.60 Second Science. Shared .
Scientists Discover Key Gene Behind Antibiotic ResistanceScientists from Oxford University have shown that a single gene can make some strains of Staphylococcus aureus evolve high levels of resistance to an antibiotic known as ciprofloxacin.LabRoots Shared .
Five easy ways to lower your household carbon emissionsSome of these are obvious, some might surprise you but almost all of them are pretty simple changes to make in your life.ABC Science News Shared .
Here's what we know about Russia's unverified coronavirus vaccineDespite incomplete testing, Sputnik-V may be the first COVID-19 vaccine given to the general public, rolling out initially to teachers and doctors.Science News Shared .
Gastrointestinal Issues Linked to Behavioral Problems in ChildrenResearchers from the University of California, Davis, have found that common gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, and bloating are linked to sleep problems, self-harm, and physical complaints in preschool-aged children.LabRoots Shared .
Ancient "terror crocodiles" used banana-sized teeth to eat everything in sight, even dinosaursThe massive beasts could eat even the largest of dinosaurs — putting them at the top of the food chain.CBS News Shared .
High THC Cannabis Linked to AnxietyResearchers have found that people who use strains of cannabis high in , the psychoactive compound in the plant, are almost twice as likely than those using low-THC varieties to have an anxiety disorder.LabRoots Shared .
FDA Approves New Opioid for Short-Term UseThe US Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of Olinvyk , a new opioid that can help manage moderate to severe acute pain in - Drug Discovery And Development.LabRoots Shared .
Coronavirus recession, not robots, set to take jobs from future workforceAmid climbing unemployment, new research shows Australia is lagging behind the world with workplace technology and the future is likely to see more people working in "very low-wage, low-grade, low-tech jobs".ABC Science News Shared .
Personality Traits Inherited Within 2 GenerationsBy selectively breeding zebrafish, researchers from the Max Planck Institute have found that distinct personality traits can be inherited in as little as t - Neuroscience.LabRoots Shared .
How to reduce the amount of energy your hot water system burns throughIt's estimated 21 per cent of the energy used in the average Australian home is chewed up by heating water.ABC Science News Shared .
Martin Rowson on Russia approving Sputnik V Covid vaccineRussia has approved a controversial Covid-19 vaccine for widespread use after less than two months of human testing, including a dose administered to one of Vladimir Putin's daughters.The Guardian Shared .
NASA's TESS Spacecraft Completes Its Primary MissionOn July 4, 2020, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite completed its primary mission and is continuing its search for new extrasolar worlds.Sci News Shared .
Half a dozen states hit with derecho storm's hurricane-force windsIowa, Wisconsin and Illinois were hard-hit by a rare kind of storm Monday, a derecho, with winds hitting 100 mph.CBS News Shared .
"Surfer waves" documented in the upper atmosphereClemson University researcher Rafael Mesquita has collaborated with his peers to document what he is calling atmospheric surfer waves in the upper atmosphe - Chemistry And Physics.LabRoots Shared .
Aspirin could accelerate cancer progression in older adultsAlarming research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute points toward the association between aspirin use and increased risk of cancer and early death in older adults.LabRoots Shared .
Primate voice boxes are evolving at rapid paceScientists have discovered that the larynx, or voice box, of primates is significantly larger relative to body size, has greater variation, and is under faster rates of evolution than in other mammals.Phys.org Shared .
Rare "boomerang" earthquake detected under the Atlantic Ocean for the first time"This was completely opposite to how we expected the earthquake to look before we started to analyze the data," one scientist said.CBS News Shared .
Helium Structures Spotted in Solar CoronaAstronomers using NASA's HERSCHEL sounding rocket have obtained global images of the helium and hydrogen emission in the solar corona, the outermost part of the Sun's atmosphere.Sci News Shared .
The Guardian view on artificial intelligence's revolution: learning but not as we know itEditorial: GPT-3, the software behind the world's best non-human writer, is a giant step forward for machines.The Guardian Shared .
Researchers developing first oral anthrax vaccine for livestock, wildlifeThere may soon be a new weapon in the centuries-old battle against anthrax in wildlife thanks to groundbreaking work at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.Phys.org Shared .
Severe flooding displaces scores of thousands in SomaliaSevere flooding continues to displace thousands of people in Somalia.Phys.org Shared .
NASA-NOAA satellite night-time animation shows intensification of hurricane ElidaA new animation of night-time imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed how the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Elida transformed into a hurricane over a three-day period.Phys.org Shared .
Ultraviolet communication to transform Army networksOf ever-increasing concern for operating a tactical communications network is the possibility that a sophisticated adversary may detect friendly transmissions.Phys.org Shared .
'Insect apocalypse' may not be happening in USScientists have been warning about an 'insect apocalypse' in recent years, noting sharp declines in specific areas - particularly in Europe.Phys.org Shared .
Research exposes new vulnerability for SARS-CoV-2Northwestern University researchers have uncovered a new vulnerability in the novel coronavirus' infamous spike a relatively simple, potential treatment pathway.Phys.org Shared .
Researchers find clues to clarify why cohesine has a role in cancer and cardiac developmentAna Losada, from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre , is the scientist who identified cohesin in vertebrates, a protein that is essential in cell division.Phys.org Shared .
Research finds TSA may have missed thousands of firearms at checkpoints in 2016-2018The Transportation Security Administration has reported that it found 4,432 firearms in carry-on baggage at airport security checkpoints in 2019, and more than 20,000 firearms since 2014.Phys.org Shared .
NASA's planet Hunter completes its primary missionOn July 4, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite finished its primary mission, imaging about 75% of the starry sky as part of a two-year-long survey.Phys.org Shared .
Protein uses two antiviral strategies to ward off infectionsTo protect humans against infection, a protein called MARCH8 tags the vesicular stomatitis virus for destruction while it merely holds HIV hostage, a new study in eLife shows.Phys.org Shared .