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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

A Mating War in Diving Beetles Has Stopped the Evolution of Species

Mar. 20, 2019 — In nature, males eager attempts to mate with females can be so extreme that they will harm females. Such negative impact of mating interactions has been suggested to promote the emergence of new ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Research suggests that 'rogue' waves are occurring less often, but becoming more extreme. Scientists have, for the first time, used long-term data from a wide expanse of ocean to ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Researchers have detected a radio signal from abundant interstellar dust in MACS0416_Y1, a galaxy 13.2 billion light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. Standard models can't explain this ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — New research is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — The study of evolution is revealing new complexities, showing how the traits most beneficial to the fitness of individual plants and animals are not always the ones we see in nature. Instead, new ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Astronomers have discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. Using early spectral data from NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — The first data received from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft in orbit of asteroid Ryugu helps space scientists explore conditions in the early solar system. The space probe gathered vast amounts of images ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Astronomers have found a runaway pulsar hurtling through space at nearly 2.5 million miles an hour -- so fast it could travel the distance between Earth and the Moon in just 6 ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — The bird's trek between its breeding grounds in the central and western boreal forest of North America and its winter home in the Amazon Basin is one of the longest songbird migrations recorded. ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Specially designed materials enable objects of different sizes to be levitated and manipulated with light, thanks to new ... read more

Bartonella and Sudden-Onset Adolescent Schizophrenia

Mar. 18, 2019 — In a new case study, researchers describe an adolescent human patient diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who was found instead to have a Bartonella henselae infection (associated with cat ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have developed a technique to grow custom-fit bone implants to repair jawbone injuries from a patient's own ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — A new study of American alligators found that the reptiles form neural maps of sound in the same way birds ... read more

Spiraling Giants: Witnessing the Birth of a Massive Binary Star System

Mar. 18, 2019 — Scientists have made observations of a molecular cloud that is collapsing to form two massive protostars that will eventually become a binary star system. The observations showed that already at this ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — 'Frustration' plus a pulse of laser light resulted in a stable ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Inspired by jellyfish, researchers have created an electronic skin that is transparent, stretchable, touch-sensitive, and repairs itself in both wet and dry conditions. The novel material has ... read more

Mar. 17, 2019 — Ram semen stored for 50 years has been used to successfully impregnate 34 ewes, with fertility rates as high as recently stored ... read more

Near-Perfect Performance in Low-Cost Semiconductors

Mar. 15, 2019 — Researchers redefine what it means for low-cost semiconductors, called quantum dots, to be near-perfect and find that quantum dots meet quality standards set by more expensive ... read more

Mar. 15, 2019 — An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care tasks ... read more

Mar. 14, 2019 — In the Mesorhabditis belari roundworm, the sole purpose of males is to help females produce clones of ... read more

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