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California earthquake rattles LA; centered near deadly 1987 temblor

A magnitude-4.6 earthquake shook Southern California shortly before midnight Friday, with aftershocks measuring 2.1 and 1.6 on the Richter scale following soon after.

Fox News 19 Sep 2020 12:59 pm

Stunning image of Jupiter and its Giant Red Spot captured by Hubble Space Telescope

Giant Red Spot, which is, as the name suggests, exceptionally rich red in colour, now has a length of 15,800 kms across.

Financial Express 19 Sep 2020 11:17 am

Defying a 150-year-old rule for phase behavior

Today, researchers are defying a classical theory from American physicist Josiah Willard Gibbs, with proof of a five-phase equilibrium, something that many scholars consi

ScienceDaily 19 Sep 2020 4:21 am

Shape matters for light-activated nanocatalysts

Points matter when designing nanoparticles that drive important chemical reactions using the power of light, according to recent research.

ScienceDaily 19 Sep 2020 4:21 am

Undersea earthquakes shake up climate science

Sound generated by seismic events on the seabed can be used to determine the temperature of Earth's warming oceans.

ScienceDaily 19 Sep 2020 4:20 am

Like humans, chimpanzees can suffer for life if orphaned before adulthood

A new study shows that orphaned male chimpanzees are less competitive and have fewer offspring of their own than those who continue to live with their mothers. The remain

ScienceDaily 19 Sep 2020 1:15 am

Solar storm forecasts for Earth improved with help from the public

Scientists used observations recorded by members of the public to increase accuracy of computer model predictions of when harmful CMEs will hit Earth.

ScienceDaily 18 Sep 2020 9:03 pm

Biologists create new genetic systems to neutralize gene drives

Addressing concerns about gene drive releases in the wild, scientists have developed two new genetic systems that halt or eliminate gene drives after release. Created in

ScienceDaily 18 Sep 2020 9:03 pm

Engineers produce a fisheye lens that's completely flat

Engineers have designed a wide-angle lens that is completely flat. It is the first flat fisheye lens to produce crisp, 180-degree panoramic images.

ScienceDaily 18 Sep 2020 9:03 pm

Mapping the 1.6 billion people who live near forests

Global maps of places where people and forests coexist show that an estimated 1.6 billion people live within 5 kilometers of a forest. The assessment, based on data from

ScienceDaily 18 Sep 2020 8:51 pm

Researchers develop simple method to 3D print milk products

Additive free, multimaterial 3D printing is achieved for milk-based products without temperature control.

ScienceDaily 18 Sep 2020 8:12 pm

Promising computer simulations for stellarator plasmas

The turbulence code GENE (Gyrokinetic Electromagnetic Numerical Experiment), has proven to be very useful for the theoretical description of turbulence in the plasma of t

ScienceDaily 18 Sep 2020 8:12 pm

How researchers look at the bird brain in action

How do birds make decisions and which brain regions are particularly active when they solve tasks? Researchers are investigating these questions. So far, only anesthetize

ScienceDaily 18 Sep 2020 8:12 pm

VLBA makes first direct distance measurement to magnetar

Using the VLBA, astronomers have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar. This precision measurement to one of the most magnetic objects

ScienceDaily 18 Sep 2020 8:12 pm

Private health insurers paid hospitals 247% of what medicare would

While recent hospital price transparency initiatives have increased information about procedure-level prices available to patients, employers who pay for most private ins

EurekAlert 18 Sep 2020 9:30 am

Ecologists sound alarm on plastic pollution

Ecologists examining plastic pollution entering oceans, rivers and lakes around the world annually, outline potential impacts of various mitigation strategies over the co

ScienceDaily 18 Sep 2020 3:43 am

Curbing land clearing for food production is vital to reverse biodiversity declines

Preserving terrestrial biodiversity requires more ambitious land-conservation targets to be established and met. At the same time, 'bending the curve' on biodiversity los

ScienceDaily 17 Sep 2020 11:25 pm

Venus' ancient layered, folded rocks point to volcanic origin

Researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, have layering that seems consistent with volcanic activity. The finding could provide i

ScienceDaily 17 Sep 2020 11:25 pm

NASA spots first possible 'survivor' planet hugging a white dwarf star

NASAs Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the space agencys retired Spitzer Space Telescope have been used to spot the first possible survivor planet hugging

Fox News 17 Sep 2020 10:19 pm

Hurricanes and fires across US revealed in NASA satellite image

Hurricanes and wildfires across the U.S. have been revealed in an image captured by NASAs Aqua satellite.

Fox News 17 Sep 2020 7:53 pm

Researchers 3D print tiny multicolor microstructures

Researchers have developed an automated 3D printing method that can produce multicolor 3D microstructures using different materials. The new method could be used to make

ScienceDaily 17 Sep 2020 6:11 pm

Effective pathway to convert CO2 into ethylene

The scientists developed nanoscale copper wires with specially shaped surfaces to catalyze a chemical reaction that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while generating ethy

ScienceDaily 17 Sep 2020 6:10 pm

Is it a brain? Wisconsin man's beach find being examined: report

Authorities in Wisconsin were investigating Wednesday after a beach visitor found whatappeared to be a brain on the shoresof Lake Michigan.

Fox News 17 Sep 2020 12:40 pm

Hurricane Sally: Massive alligator captured swimming in Alabama storm surge

Hurricane Sallyappears to have brought more than just fierce winds, flooding, and a dangerous storm surge.

Fox News 17 Sep 2020 11:17 am

Men and women experience similar rates of anxiety due to job insecurity

Despite gender disparities in the workforce, male and female workers in Europe report similar rates of anxiety in response to job insecurity across countries. Economic st

EurekAlert 17 Sep 2020 9:30 am

Child neglect linked to teen pregnancy

Children who experience neglect are seven times more likely than other abuse victims to have a teen pregnancy say University of Queensland researchers.

EurekAlert 17 Sep 2020 9:30 am

Typhoid: Study confirms Vi-DT conjugate vaccine is safe and immunogenic in children 6-23 months

A new study conducted by IVI in collaboration with SK bioscience shows that single-dose and two-dose regimens of Vi-DT typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) are safe and immuno

EurekAlert 17 Sep 2020 9:30 am

The key to happiness: Friends or family?

Think spending time with your kids and spouse is the key to your happiness? You may actually be happier getting together with your friends, a new SMU study finds.

EurekAlert 17 Sep 2020 9:30 am

New smart drug delivery system may help treatment for neurological disorders

A Rutgers-led team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurolo

EurekAlert 17 Sep 2020 9:30 am

Children who take steroids at increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots

Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, according to Rutgers rese

EurekAlert 17 Sep 2020 9:30 am

Improving the efficacy of cellular therapies

A new study published in Nature Communications deepens the understanding of the development of T cell, an important component of the immune system.

EurekAlert 17 Sep 2020 9:30 am

Perfectly preserved prehistoric cave bear discovered on Russian Arctic island

The perfectly preserved remains of a prehistoric cave bear have been discovered by reindeer herders on a remote island in the Russian Arctic.

Fox News 17 Sep 2020 1:20 am

People's life goals relate to their personality type

A new study suggests that for the most part, people formulate goals consistent with their personality traits.

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 11:26 pm

Epidemics and pandemics can exacerbate xenophobia, bigotry

Instincts developed to protect us from illnesses can generalize into avoidance of healthy individuals who simply look, speak or live differently.

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 10:41 pm

World's oldest animal sperm found in tiny crustaceans trapped in Myanmar amber

New research has led to the discovery of world's oldest animal sperm inside a tiny crustacean trapped in amber around 100 million years ago in Myanmar.

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 10:40 pm

Scientists identify gene family key to unlocking vertebrate evolution

New research finds that the traits that make vertebrates distinct from invertebrates were made possible by the emergence of a new set of genes 500 million years ago, docu

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 10:40 pm

A new species of spider

During a research stay in the highlands of Colombia conducted as part of her doctorate, a PhD student has discovered and zoologically described a new species of spider.

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 10:40 pm

Researchers demonstrate record speed with advanced spectroscopy technique

Researchers have developed an advanced spectrometer that can acquire data with exceptionally high speed. The new spectrometer could be useful for a variety of application

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 10:40 pm

The unintended consequence of becoming empathetic

Many people want to become more empathetic. But, these changes in personality may also lead to changes in political ideologies.

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 10:40 pm

Fast calculation dials in better batteries

A simpler and more efficient way to predict the performance of batteries will lead to better batteries, according to engineers.

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 10:40 pm

Colorado's famous aspens expected to decline due to climate change

Using computer modeling, researchers simulated how the distribution of quaking aspen, a native tree known for its brilliant yellow and orange foliage in fall and the soun

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 10:38 pm

Enormous planet quickly orbiting a tiny, dying star

Thanks to a bevy of telescopes in space and on Earth -- and even a pair of amateur astronomers in Arizona -- astronomers have discovered a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting a

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 9:05 pm

A new discovery in regenerative medicine

Researchers have made an unexpected world-first stem cell discovery that may lead to new treatments for placenta complications during pregnancy.

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 9:05 pm

Modern theory from ancient impacts

It is generally accepted that the inner region of the early solar system was subject to an intense period of meteoric bombardment referred to as the late heavy bombardmen

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 7:12 pm

Unraveling a spiral stream of dusty embers from a massive binary stellar forge

With almost two decades of mid-infrared imaging from the largest observatories around the world including the Subaru Telescope, a team of astronomers was able to capture

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 7:12 pm

Factors inherent to obesity could increase vulnerability to COVID-19

Conditions related to obesity, including inflammation and leaky gut, leave the lungs of obese patients more susceptible to COVID-19 and may explain why they are more like

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 7:12 pm

New way of controlling conductivity of materials at the nanoscale

A new discovery is an important step towards smaller, more advanced electronics. And maybe more environmentally friendly gadgets, too.

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 7:09 pm

Paleontology: The oldest known sperm cells

An international team of paleontologists has discovered giant sperm cells in a 100-million year-old female ostracod preserved in a sample of amber. Clearly, the tiny crus

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 6:35 pm

Slower growing chickens experience higher welfare, commercial scale study finds

Slower growing broiler chickens are healthier and have more fun than conventional breeds of birds, new evidence from an independent commercial scale farm trial has shown.

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 6:35 pm

NASA chief says Venus is 'one stop in our search for life'

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said described the planet Venus as one stop in our search for life.

Fox News 16 Sep 2020 5:52 pm

The way you walk may soon be used by authorities to identify you

Your walk is as unique as your fingerprint and harder to hide than your face. Now governments and companies are waking up to the power of gait analysis

NewScientist 16 Sep 2020 5:30 pm

Less ice, more rain... Why a new Arctic climate can be a global watershed

Global warming has dramatically changed the region’s climate, adding a rainy season almost equal to India’s and up to 10 months without snow

Down To Earth 16 Sep 2020 3:50 pm

How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050

Biodiversity loss is a disturbing threat with few parallels. Of the nine greatest threats to the world ranked by the World Economic Forum, six relate to the ongoing destr

Down To Earth 16 Sep 2020 3:42 pm

Biggest fish in the sea are girls

Female whale sharks grow more slowly than males but end up being larger, research suggests.

EurekAlert 16 Sep 2020 9:30 am

Choosing the right cover crop to protect the soil

Research helps farmers pick the best cover crops to keep their soil and nutrients in the field.

EurekAlert 16 Sep 2020 9:30 am

Researchers create better material for wearable biosensors

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have used electrospinning to make porous silicone that allows sweat to evaporate.

EurekAlert 16 Sep 2020 9:30 am

Fish oil without the fishy smell or taste

A new study describes the development of a refining process that scientists deem a superior method to help produce better dietary omega-3 health and dietary supplements c

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 1:28 am

Dust may have controlled ancient human civilization

When early humans began to travel out of Africa and spread into Eurasia over a hundred thousand years ago, a fertile region around the eastern Mediterranean Sea called th

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 12:54 am

A new approach to understanding the biology of wound healing

Researchers use discarded wound dressings as a novel and non-invasive way to study the mechanisms that promote healing.

ScienceDaily 16 Sep 2020 12:54 am

Older people with early, asymptomatic Alzheimer's at risk of falls

Older people without cognitive problems who experience a fall may have undetected neurodegeneration in their brains that puts them at high risk of developing Alzheimer's

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 11:31 pm

Going small for big solutions: Sub-nanoparticle catalysts made from coinage elements as effective catalysts

'Sub-nanometer' particles (SNPs) are very popular because of their diverse applications, but technical difficulties in their synthesis has hindered research in this field

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 11:31 pm

Scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased

What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 11:31 pm

Real neurons are noisy: Can neural implants figure that out?

Signals sent from the retina to the brain have a lot of background noise, yet we see the world clearly. Researchers show that to achieve visual clarity the brain must acc

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 11:01 pm

Human white blood cells use molecular paddles to swim

Human white blood cells, known as leukocytes, swim using a newly described mechanism called molecular paddling, researchers report. This microswimming mechanism could exp

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 11:01 pm

New dopamine sensors could help unlock the mysteries of brain chemistry

Scientists developed dLight1, a single fluorescent protein-based biosensor. This sensor allows high resolution, real-time imaging of the spatial and temporal release of d

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 11:01 pm

Scientists find severe damage to 2 major Antarctic glaciers in satellite images

Scientists have discovered damage to two major Antarctic glaciers through satellite imagery, according to a new study.

Fox News 15 Sep 2020 10:54 pm

Hurricane Sally's eye, choppy seas revealed as storm lurks off Gulf Coast

As a slow-moving Hurricane Sally inches closer to the northern Gulf Coast on Tuesday, those who fly into the storm for important reconnaissance missions have revealed a g

Fox News 15 Sep 2020 10:22 pm

Chimpanzees show greater behavioral and cultural diversity in more variable environments

Scientists have investigated the influence of environmental variability on the behavioral repertoires of 144 social groups. The scientists found that chimpanzees living f

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 9:43 pm

Study shows difficulty in finding evidence of life on Mars

While scientists are eager to study the red planet's soils for signs of life, researchers must ponder a considerable new challenge: Acidic fluids - which once flowed on t

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 9:43 pm

People react better to both negative and positive events with more sleep

New research finds that after a night of shorter sleep, people react more emotionally to stressful events the next day -- and they don't find as much joy in the good thin

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 9:43 pm

Risk gene for Alzheimer's has early effects on the brain

A genetic predisposition to late-onset Alzheimer's disease affects how the brains of young adults cope with certain memory tasks. Researchers find are based on studies wi

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 8:30 pm

Tiny protein motor fuels bacterial movement

The ability to move is key for bacteria like some strains of salmonella and E. coli to efficiently spread infections. They can propel themselves forward using threads, kn

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 8:29 pm

The Wnt pathway gets even more complicated

A new role for Casein Kinase-1 on RNF43 is identified.

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 8:29 pm

Single photons from a silicon chip

Quantum technology holds great promise: Quantum computers are expected to revolutionize database searches, AI systems, and computational simulations. Today already, quant

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 8:29 pm

Satellite images display changes in the condition of European forests

The forest canopy, the closed vegetation cover consisting of treetops, is rapidly declining according to new research. The team used satellite images, to create the first

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 8:29 pm

Rare pattern observed in migrating common swifts

Compared with other migratory birds, the common swift follows a very unusual pattern when it migrates from the breeding areas in Europe to its wintering locations south o

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 8:29 pm

Ultra-fast magnetic switching with potential to transform fiber optical communications

Researchers have discovered that a new material can act as a super-fast magnetic switch. When struck by successive ultra-short laser pulses it exhibits 'toggle switching'

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 8:29 pm

New shark research targets a nearly endangered species

They are some of the most iconic and unique-looking creatures in our oceans. While some may think they look a bit 'odd,' one thing researchers agree on is that little is

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 8:29 pm

Researchers use soy to improve bone cancer treatment

Researchers showed that the slow release of soy-based chemical compounds from a 3D-printed bone-like scaffold resulted in a reduction in bone cancer cells while building

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 6:31 pm

Gender harassment and institutional betrayal in high school take toll on mental health

High school students who endure gender harassment in schools that don't respond well enter college and adulthood with potential mental health challenges, according to a s

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 6:31 pm

Faster, on-site way to detect PFAS

Scientists have developed a new and easier on-site method to immediately and accurately detect and measure levels of PFAS, which are persistent environmental pollutants s

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 6:31 pm

Successful improvement of the catalytic activity of photosynthetic CO2 fixing enzyme Rubisco

A research group have succeeded in greatly increasing the catalytic activity of Rubisco, the enzyme which fixes carbon from carbon dioxide in plant photosynthesis. The re

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 6:31 pm

Shining a light on disordered and fractal systems

A research team has investigated the acoustic properties of disordered lysozyme proteins by using terahertz spectroscopy. They found that the fractal nature of the protei

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 6:31 pm

Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease

Biologic therapy for psoriasis - protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation - was associated with a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, ove

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 6:31 pm

Two amino acids are the Marie Kondo of molecular liquid phase separation

Biologists have identified unique roles for the amino acids arginine and lysine in contributing to molecule liquid phase properties and their regulation.

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 6:31 pm

Ocean algae get 'coup de grace' from viruses

Scientists have long believed that ocean viruses always quickly kill algae, but new research shows they live in harmony with algae and viruses provide a 'coup de grace' o

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 6:31 pm

Study reveals impact of centuries of human activity in American tropics

The devastating effects of human activity on wildlife in the American tropics over the last 500 years are revealed. More than half of the species in local 'assemblages' -

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 6:31 pm

Cannabis farms are a modern slavery 'blind spot' for UK police, study suggests

Migrants arrested for tending plants in the flats, houses and attics where cannabis is grown in bulk are often victims of trafficking and 'debt bondage' - yet many are no

ScienceDaily 15 Sep 2020 6:31 pm

Facebook launches climate science information center following fake news criticism

Facebook has faced allegations that it permits false claims around climate change through a policy that exempts opinion articles from its external fact-checking system.

Zee News 15 Sep 2020 6:17 pm

Is Kamala Harris a reliable climate leader?

Harris, the democratic vice-presidential candidate, expressed support for the Green New Deal, but has represented the establishment wing of the Democratic party throughou

Down To Earth 15 Sep 2020 3:54 pm