Top Science News
June 24, 2019

Egyptian fruit bats and mice, respectively, can 'sync' brainwaves in social situations. The synchronization of neural activity in the brains of human conversation partners has been shown previously, ... read more
In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the ... read more
Researchers have made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device control. Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), researchers have developed the first-ever successful ... read more
A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st ... read more
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Health News
June 24, 2019

Researchers show that people do indeed have a 'type' when it comes to dating, and that despite best intentions to date outside that type -- for example, after a bad relationship -- some will ... read more
A new study using mouse neural crest tissue reveals how primitive, undifferentiated cells choose their adult fate. The findings help explain how some ... read more
Research provides a possible new reason why human disease burden increases so sharply from the sixth decade of life onward as health-protective mechanisms ... read more
Researchers have shown that translation of the genetic information stored in our DNA is much more complex than previously thought. This discovery was made by developing a type of advanced microscopy ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
June 24, 2019

Researchers think they've solved the long-standing mystery of how Mars got all of its ... read more
The Sun's rotation rate in its first billion years is unknown. Yet, this spin rate affected solar eruptions, influencing the evolution of life. Scientists think they've figured it out by using the ... read more
As NASA's Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of Saturn's complex rings, new analysis ... read more
New research suggests most of Earth's heavy metals were spewed from a largely overlooked kind of star explosion called a ... read more
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Environment News
June 24, 2019

The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating ... read more
A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. A team studied just under 3000 marine fossils collected from Antarctica to ... read more
Homing pigeons fit in one extra wingbeat per second when flying in pairs compared to flying solo, new research ... read more
DNA, the hereditary material, may have appeared on Earth earlier than has been assumed hitherto. Chemists now show that a simple reaction pathway could have given rise to DNA subunits on the early ... read more
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Society/Education News
June 24, 2019

The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in carbon dioxide emissions annually -- comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Las Vegas or ... read more
Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found. Scientists used current and predicted climate scenarios to examine the ... read more
Six months ago, a Chinese scientist announced that he had edited the genomes of two babies born last year. The germline edits with CRISPR-Cas9 supposedly changed the CCR5 gene to prevent HIV from ... read more
Two large European studies find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ('ultra-processed') foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and ... read more
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