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New Zealand police preparing to retrieve bodies from White Island on Friday

Police in New Zealand said they are making plans to retrieve the bodies on Friday of eight people killed in a volcanic eruption.

Reuters 12 Dec 2019 8:38 am

Climate Emergency CoP 25: Protesters thrown out of venue for opposing slow progress in talks

Protesters have repeatedly pointed out the disconnect between the reality of climate change and the slow pace of negotiations without any structured talks about

DowntoEarth 12 Dec 2019 8:37 am

China drafts rules to encourage tire recycling

China will establish new specialist firms to re-use and recycle its spent rubber tires as it tries to tackle a mounting waste problem, the industry ministry said in new d

Reuters 12 Dec 2019 5:06 am

December cold full moon is the decades last

The full moon of December -- which is the final one of this decade -- arrives tonight just after midnight.

Fox News 12 Dec 2019 4:18 am

Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption rises to 8 as island remains inaccessible

New Zealand officials lifted the death toll from this week's volcano eruption to eight on Thursday after two victims died in hospital, as ongoing seismic activity prevent

Reuters 12 Dec 2019 3:50 am

Flipping the script on novel cancer therapy leads to insights into lupus

In the last decade, scientists discovered that blocking a key regulator of the immune system helped unleash the body's natural defenses against several forms of cancer, o

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 3:41 am

Nearly 44,000-year-old hunting scene uncovered by archaeologists is oldest storytelling art

A cave painting in Indonesia depicting wild animals and otherworldly hunters is the oldest known piece of storytelling art, researchers say.

Fox News 12 Dec 2019 3:05 am

Paleontology: Experiments in evolution

A new find from Patagonia sheds light on the evolution of large predatory dinosaurs. Features of the 8-m long specimen from the Middle Jurassic suggest that it records a

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:27 am

First mathematical proof for key law of turbulence in fluid mechanics

Turbulence is one of the least understood phenomena of the physical world. Long considered too hard to understand and predict mathematically, turbulence is the reason the

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:27 am

Research confirms timing of tropical glacier melt at the end of the last ice age

Findings on ice retreat across the global tropics clarifies how the low latitudes transformed during the end of the last ice age and can help current-day predictions of o

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:26 am

State of shock: 200-year-old law about gas mixtures called into question

According to a new study led by a team from The University of New Mexico, centuries-old laws about the behavior of gas mixtures do not apply in the presence of shock wave

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:26 am

Mountain goats' air conditioning is failing, study says

A new study says Glacier National Park's iconic mountain goats are in dire need of 'air conditioning.'

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:26 am

Teams of microbes are at work in our bodies. Here's how to figure out what they're doing

An algorithm akin to the annoyingly helpful one that attempts to auto-complete text messages and emails is now being harnessed for a better cause. A group of researchers

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:26 am

Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction

By measuring the chemistry of fossilized seashells collected in Antarctica, researchers discovered that Earth was already experiencing carbon cycle instability before the

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:26 am

Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity

A team of researchers has now identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters food impulsivity.

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:26 am

A new early whale, Aegicetus gehennae, and the evolution of modern whale locomotion

A newly discovered fossil whale represents a new species and an important step in the evolution of whale locomotion.

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:26 am

New human autoinflammatory disease

Scientists from Australia and the US have discovered and identified the genetic cause of a previously unknown human autoinflammatory disease. The researchers determined t

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:26 am

New material design tops carbon-capture from wet flue gases

Chemical engineers have designed a material that can capture carbon dioxide from wet flue gasses better than current commercial materials.

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:26 am

Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions

Chemistry researchers have uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating global climate change.

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:26 am

Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness

A surprising new study shows that heat energy can leap across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum, thanks to a quantum mechanical phenomenon called the Casimir

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:26 am

Mechanisms help pancreatic cancer cells avert starvation

A new study reveals the mechanism that helps pancreatic cancer cells avoid starvation within dense tumors by hijacking a process that pulls nutrients in from their surrou

ScienceDaily 12 Dec 2019 1:19 am

New Zealand burns surgeons taken to limits of expertise: specialist

Surgical teams treating dozens of casualties suffering horrific burns after a deadly volcano eruption in New Zealand will be tested to the limits of their expertise, a Lo

Reuters 12 Dec 2019 1:07 am

Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption rises to eight

New Zealand Police said on Thursday that two more people had died from injuries sustained during the eruption of the White Island volcano this week, bringing the confirme

Reuters 12 Dec 2019 12:42 am

U.S. regulator homes in on climate risks to U.S. markets

The first public report on climate-related risks to financial markets ever commissioned by a U.S. market regulator will be out in June, the head of the group charged with

Reuters 12 Dec 2019 12:30 am

Northeastern U.S. pelted with quick-hit snowstorm, delaying some classes

A rapidly moving snowstorm swept across the northeastern United States on Wednesday, dumping up to 6 inches (15 cm) in some areas, annoying morning rush-hour commuters an

Reuters 12 Dec 2019 12:04 am

Amazing picture shows the moment a horse looks like it's hysterically laughing

A photographer in England has captured the remarkable moment when a horse looks like it is laughing hysterically,news agency SWNS reports.

Fox News 11 Dec 2019 11:53 pm

Grisly ancient skeletons may be dismembered prisoners of war, experts reveal

The bones of about 20 people discovered in an ancient Mexican well in 2013 are revealing their gruesome secrets.

Fox News 11 Dec 2019 11:51 pm

50th PSLV launch carries radar satellite

RISAT-2BR1 will be used for national security.

The Hindu 11 Dec 2019 11:48 pm

South Africa's Eskom aims to stabilise grid by end of March after blackouts: president

State utility Eskom will work to stabilise the power grid by the end of March following South Africa's most severe blackouts in a decade, President Cyril Ramaphosa said o

Reuters 11 Dec 2019 11:04 pm

ALMA spots most distant dusty galaxy hidden in plain sight

Astronomers have spotted the light of a massive galaxy seen only 970 million years after the Big Bang. This galaxy, called MAMBO-9, is the most distant dusty star-forming

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:49 pm

Feathered dinosaurs were eaten by lice-like insects, study says

Paleontologists have discovered that feathered dinosaurs were eaten alive by lice, according to a new study.

Fox News 11 Dec 2019 10:37 pm

Deciphering the equations of life

Research has resulted in a set of equations that describes and predicts commonalities across life despite its enormous diversity. The new theory allows predictions for or

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:26 pm

All age groups worldwide 'at high risk' of drop in children's physical activity

Emphasis on particular groups hinders efforts to address the problem of declining physical activity in children, according to a new study.

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:26 pm

Efforts to end the HIV epidemic must not ignore people already living with HIV

Efforts to prevent new HIV transmissions in the US must be accompanied by addressing HIV-associated comorbidities to improve the health of people already living with HIV,

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:26 pm

Study sheds light on 'overlooked' bee species

The UK's first citizen science project focusing on solitary, ground-nesting bees has revealed that they nest in a far broader range of habitats than previously thought.

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:26 pm

Poor diet linked to age-related macular degeneration

Participants who ate a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy were three times more likely to develop late-stage age-related m

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:26 pm

Scientists eager to explain brain rhythm boost's broad impact in Alzheimer's models

Neuroscientists lay out the the few knowns and many unknowns that must be understood to determine why sensory stimuluation of 40Hz brain rhythms have broad effects, parti

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:26 pm

New spray gel could help take the bite out of frostbite

Mountaineers and winter sports enthusiasts know the dangers of frostbite -- the tissue damage that can occur when extremities, such as the nose, ears, fingers and toes, a

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:26 pm

Uncovering how endangered pangolins, or 'scaly anteaters,' digest food

The endangered Sunda pangolin, or 'scaly anteater,' is a widely trafficked mammal, prized in some cultures for its meat and scales. Little is known about these animals, a

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:26 pm

Pathways toward post-petrochemistry

Ethylene, or ethene, is a primary feedstock for the chemical industry, including as a starting material for the production of a wide variety of plastics. Scientists have

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:26 pm

Thunderquakes make underground fiber optic telecommunications cables hum

Telecommunications lines designed for carrying internet and phone service can pick up the rumble of thunder underground, potentially providing scientists with a new way o

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:25 pm

Punching holes in opaque solar cells turns them transparent

Researchers in Korea have found an effective and inexpensive strategy to transform solar cells from opaque to transparent. Existing transparent solar cells tend to have a

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:25 pm

Study of elephant, capybara, human hair finds that thicker hair isn't always stronger

Despite being four times thicker than human hair, elephant hair is only half as strong -- that's just one finding from researchers studying the hair strength of many diff

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:25 pm

Scientists link decline of baltic cod to hypoxia -- and climate change

If you want to know how climate change and hypoxia -- the related loss of oxygen in the world's oceans -- affect fish species such as the economically important Baltic co

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:25 pm

Accurate model of organ scarring using stem cells in a lab

A team has developed a 'scar in a dish' model that uses multiple types of cells derived from human stem cells to closely mimic the progressive scarring that occurs in hum

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:25 pm

Shrinking of Greenland's glaciers began accelerating in 2000, research finds

Satellite data has given scientists clues about how, when and why Greenland's glaciers are shrinking -- and shows a sharp increase in glacial retreat beginning about 2000

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 10:25 pm

European countries recycle less than a third of plastic waste: research firm

The world faces a severe plastic waste crisis as even the advanced countries of Europe together recycle less than a third of the plastic they throw away, Hamburg-based re

Reuters 11 Dec 2019 10:17 pm

NASA's treasure map for water ice on Mars

Where should the first people on Mars land? A new paper provides a map of water ice believed to be as little as an inch (2.5 centimeters) below the surface of the Red Pla

ScienceDaily 11 Dec 2019 9:50 pm

Thousands of strange holes discovered off California coast

Scientists have discovered thousands of mysterious holes in the seabed off Big Sur, Calif.

Fox News 11 Dec 2019 9:45 pm

Punching holes in solar cells turns them into transparent windows

Opaque solar panels could be turned into window glass for tall buildings by punching hundreds of tiny holes in them so our eyes perceive them as transparent

New Scientist 11 Dec 2019 9:30 pm