Top Science News
May 3, 2016

Researchers have built a nano-engine that could form the basis for future applications in nano-robotics, including robots small enough to enter living ... read more
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to a study from biologists. The estimate is based on the intersection of large datasets ... read more
At present, liquid water on Mars only exists in small quantities as a boiling liquid, and only during the warmest time of day in summer. Its role has therefore been considered insignificant until ... read more
Biologists have completely sequenced the mitochondrial genome for the Hispaniolan solenodon, filling in the last major branch of placental mammals on the tree of life. The study confirmed that the ... read more
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Health News
May 3, 2016

Medical researchers have obtained a breakthrough in identifying genes that increase the chance for mothers to have dizygotic twins. Researchers believe the findings represent a significant advance in ... read more
Brain sleep appeared early in vertebrate evolution. Researchers describe the existence of REM and slow-wave sleep in the Australian dragon, with many ... read more
RNA splicing is a major underlying factor that links mutations to complex traits and diseases, according to an exhaustive analysis of gene expression in whole genome and cell line data. Researchers ... read more
In a major breakthrough, scientists have transformed skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using a combination of chemicals. All previous work on cellular reprogramming required adding external ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
May 3, 2016

Researchers are suggesting seven energy-intensive separation processes they believe should be the top targets for research into low-energy purification technologies. Beyond cutting energy use, ... read more
Astronomers have found a unique object that appears to be made of inner solar system material from the time of Earth's formation, billions of years ... read more
Are humans unique and alone in the vast universe? This question -- summed up in the famous Drake equation -- has for a half-century been one of the most intractable and uncertain in science. But a ... read more
'Zero-energy' buildings -- which generate as much power as they consume -- are now much closer after engineers have achieved the world's highest ... read more
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Environment News
May 3, 2016

Scientists have found that rain triggers the release of a mist of particles from wet soils into the air, a finding with consequences for how scientists model our planet's climate and future. The ... read more
When does DNA behave like sand or toothpaste? When the genetic material is so densely packed within a virus, it can behave like grains of sand or toothpaste in a tube.That's essentially what ... read more
The lady salamander that shuns male companionship may reap important benefits. For instance, when a predator snaps off her tail .New research compared an all-female population of mole salamanders to ... read more
A new study offers an explanation as to why the genetic code, the dictionary used by organisms to translate genes into protein, stopped growing 3,000 million years ... read more
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Society/Education News
May 3, 2016

A new study examining wildfires in California found that human activity explains as much about their frequency and location as climate ... read more
Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological ... read more
New research shows that play sessions with music improved babies' brain processing of both music and new speech ... read more
New research has shown that flu vaccinations are more effective when administered in the morning. The findings suggest administering vaccinations in the morning, rather than the afternoon, could ... read more
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