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The FDA just issued a warning for flea and tick medication that might cause seizuresHealth
Here's what you should knowThe FDA is warning vets and pet owners about a particular class of flea and tick products, but that doesn't mean your pup or cat should go without.Addictive behavior could trace back to an ancient retrovirus in our DNAHealth
Understanding why some struggle more than others could help us find solutions.Human endogenous retroviruses are ancient retrovirus DNA that hangs around in our genes, passed from generation to generation as part of our genetic code.iPhone XS camera review: Complicated tech for simpler photographyTechnology
Every time you take a picture with the new iPhone, you're triggering trillions of operations.The magic photography gnomes inside the new iPhone camera are working overtime.Megapixels: A rover snaps a pic as it hops along the surface of an asteroidSpace
Japan landed two spacecraft on the surface of Ryugu.It's one of the first images taken by a rover on the surface of an asteroid.Your brain and body remember trauma differently than other eventsHealth
How fear makes your brain write memories differently.Life-threatening events—things like getting mugged or escaping from a fire—can be impossible to forget, even if you make every possible effort.Last week in Tech: Beyond the Alexa microwaveTechnology
New Amazon hardware, a new home for Pandora, and watches Vanilla Ice will love.Check out the latest episode of our podcast!Donated organs rarely spread disease, thanks to these protocolsHealth
Here's how the screening process that prevents disease transmission in donated organs works.Four people in Europe developed cancer after receiving organ transplants from the same donor. Here's how the screening process that normally prevents that works.You’re too addicted to your phone to quit cold turkey—here’s what to do insteadDIY
Trick your brain into putting down the device.Increasingly, our smartphones have become more like appendages we can’t live without. Here’s how to wean your brain off your pocket computer.
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Birds' voiceboxes are odd ducksBirds' voiceboxes are in their chests instead of their throats like mammals and reptiles. Scientists aren't sure how or why birds evolved these unique voiceboxes, but a new study sheds some light on how they came about. Similarities in the windpipes of birds, crocodiles, cats, mice, and salamanders suggest that birds' weird voiceboxes might have arisen from a windpipe reinforcement. From this, scientists can learn about the sounds bird ancestors -- dinosaurs -- made.Common weed killer linked to bee deathsHoney bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria. Scientists believe this is evidence that glyphosate might be contributing to the decline of honey bees and native bees around the world.Violence in pre-Columbian Panama exaggerated, new study showsAn oft-cited publication said a pre-Colombian archaeological site in Panama showed signs of extreme violence. A new review of the evidence strongly suggests that the interpretation was wrong.Desert ants have an amazing odor memoryDesert ants can quickly learn many different food odors and remember them for the rest of their lives. Their memory for nest odors seems to differ from their food odor memory: Whereas food odors are learned and kept after a single contact, ants need several trials to memorize nest odors and forget a nest-associated odor quickly after it has been removed from the nest. Hence, ants process food and nest odors differently in their brains.Martian moon may have come from impact on home planetPhobos, the larger of Mars' two tiny satellites, is the darkest moon in the solar system. This dark aspect inspired the hypothesis that the close-orbiting moon may be a captured asteroid, but its orbital dynamics seemed to disagree. A new study suggests Phobos' composition may be more like the volcanic crust of the Red Planet than it appears, consistent with an origin for the moon in an ancient, violent impact on Mars.Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate changeFor the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon -- the measure of the economic harm from carbon dioxide emissions -- will be for the globe's nearly 200 countries. Although much previous research has focused on how rich countries benefit from the fossil fuel economy, while damages accrue primarily to the developing world, the top three counties with the most to lose from climate change are the United States, India and Saudi Arabia -- three major world powers.Technology and therapy help individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries take stepsOf four research participants living with traumatic, motor complete spinal cord injury, two are able to walk over ground with epidural stimulation following epidural stimulation paired with daily locomotor training. In addition, all four participants achieved independent standing and trunk stability when using the stimulation and maintaining their mental focus.Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggestsA new study shows that the breakdown of water molecules trapped in ancient Martian rocks likely produced enough chemical energy to sustain microorganisms for hundreds of millions of years beneath the Red Planet's surface.
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No more first authors, no more last authors
No more first authors, no more last authors
No more first authors, no more last authors, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06779-2If we really want transdisciplinary research, we must ditch the ordered listing of authors that stalls collaborative science, says Gretchen L. Kiser.Genetic determinism rides again
Genetic determinism rides again
Genetic determinism rides again, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06784-5Nathaniel Comfort questions a psychologist’s troubling claims about genes and behaviour.Cryo-electron microscopy shapes up
Cryo-electron microscopy shapes up
Cryo-electron microscopy shapes up, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06791-6As the imaging technique produces ever-sharper protein structures, researchers are racing to develop tools to assess how accurate they are.Architecture of the TRPM2 channel and its activation mechanism by ADP-ribose and calcium
Architecture of the TRPM2 channel and its activation mechanism by ADP-ribose and calcium
Architecture of the TRPM2 channel and its activation mechanism by ADP-ribose and calcium, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0558-4Structures of the transient receptor potential melastatin 2 channel in the apo resting (closed) state and in the ADP-ribose/Ca2+-bound active (open) state are determined by cryo-electron microscopy.How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters?
How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters?
How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters?, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06783-6Track connections between hurricanes, wildfires, climate change and other risks, urge Amir AghaKouchak and colleagues.The hidden talent of a dangerous Icelandic volcano
The hidden talent of a dangerous Icelandic volcano
The hidden talent of a dangerous Icelandic volcano, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06807-1Katla, known for its frequent and explosive eruptions, produces more carbon dioxide than almost any other volcano on Earth.Publisher Correction: Xenon isotopic constraints on the history of volatile recycling into the mantle
Publisher Correction: Xenon isotopic constraints on the history of volatile recycling into the mantle
Publisher Correction: Xenon isotopic constraints on the history of volatile recycling into the mantle, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0572-6Publisher Correction: Xenon isotopic constraints on the history of volatile recycling into the mantleThe interaction landscape between transcription factors and the nucleosome
The interaction landscape between transcription factors and the nucleosome
The interaction landscape between transcription factors and the nucleosome, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0549-5A method for systematically exploring interactions between the nucleosome and transcription factors identifies five major interaction patterns.
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Astronomers are Tracking the Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua to its Home System
An international team of astronomers have used data from the Gaia satellite to backtrack 'Oumuamua to one of four star systems.
The post Astronomers are Tracking the Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua to its Home System appeared first on Universe Today.The Milky Way is Still Rippling from a Galactic Collision Millions of Years Ago
Between 300 million and 900 million years ago, our Milky Way galaxy nearly collided with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Data from the ESA’s Gaia mission shows the ongoing effect of this event, with stars moving like ripples on the surface of a pond. The galactic collision is part of an ongoing cannibalization of the dwarf …
The post The Milky Way is Still Rippling from a Galactic Collision Millions of Years Ago appeared first on Universe Today.Astronauts Could Use the ScanMars Device to Search for Water on Mars
There’s solid evidence for the existence of water on Mars, at least in frozen form at the planet’s poles. And a more recent study confirms the existence of liquid water at the south pole. But visitors to Mars will need to know the exact location of usable water deposits at other Martian locations. A ground-penetrating …
The post Astronauts Could Use the ScanMars Device to Search for Water on Mars appeared first on Universe Today.Here are the First Pictures From the Parker Solar Probe. Wait… That’s Not the Sun
The Parker Solar Probe recently collected its first-light data in order to test its instruments, and snapped some beautiful pictures of the cosmos.
The post Here are the First Pictures From the Parker Solar Probe. Wait… That’s Not the Sun appeared first on Universe Today.Astronomers find Planet Vulcan – 40 Eridani A – Right Where Star Trek Predicted it.
One of the more interesting and rewarding aspects of astronomy and space exploration is seeing science fiction become science fact. While we are still many years away from colonizing the Solar System or reaching the nearest stars (if we ever do), there are still many rewarding discoveries being made that are fulfilling the fevered dreams …
The post Astronomers find Planet Vulcan – 40 Eridani A – Right Where Star Trek Predicted it. appeared first on Universe Today.Inside the Crust of Neutron Stars, There’s Nuclear Pasta; the Hardest Known Substance in the Universe
A new study has shown that "nuclear pasta", which exists beneath crust of a neutron star, is the strongest material is the Universe.
The post Inside the Crust of Neutron Stars, There’s Nuclear Pasta; the Hardest Known Substance in the Universe appeared first on Universe Today.Ice Volcanoes on Ceres are Still Actively Blasting out Material
In science, one discovery often leads to more questions and mysteries. That’s certainly true of the ice volcanoes on the dwarf planet Ceres. When the Dawn spacecraft discovered the massive cryovolcano called Ahuna Mons on the surface of Ceres, it led to more questions: How cryovolcanically active is Ceres? And, why do we only see …
The post Ice Volcanoes on Ceres are Still Actively Blasting out Material appeared first on Universe Today.Narrowing Down the Mass of the Milky Way
Using information from Gaia's second data release, a team of scientists have made refined measurements of the mass of the Milky Way.
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Cleveland, birthplace of Standard Oil, promises 100% renewable energyThere's symbolism here. Let's hope there's substance too.Hundreds of UK schools embrace plant-centric menusEfforts to reducer meat consumption are shifting focus from individual choice to systemic changes.Photo: Sneak peak from behind the fallsOur photo of the day shows the other side of waterfalls.UN evaluates principles to ensure safe and healthy workplacesIt is estimated that one worker dies every 15 seconds from toxic exposures at workSolar road in France generates half the power expectedI am sorry, they are a dumb idea, and the data prove it.These 4D printed aquatic plants create an immersive organic experience (Video)This industrial designer's 3D/4D printed, life-like forms ask the question of whether we can design and engineer "intelligent" plants that can adapt to environmental changes.Bjarke Ingels designs an elegant, restrained new NomaThe world's best restaurant gets Bjarked and for once, his term "hedonistic sustainability" fits.Are household cleaners making your kid fat?Scientists have found that cleaning chemicals alter gut microflora in babies, increasing risk of overweight.
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AI eavesdrops on Borneo’s rainforests to check on biodiversitySolar-powered sensors are listening in to rainforests in Borneo to check on biodiversity. One plan is to use AI to identify different animal callsUK civil servants use Slack to chat about games, drinking and romanceA freedom of information request has revealed how UK civil servants use Slack, a popular chat service, to talk about everything from Pokémon Go to polyamoryA man with paralysis can walk again thanks to a nerve-boosting implantAdvances in implants that read signals from the brain and spine are helping people with paralysis to regain the use of their limbsGenetic tool that wipes out malaria could save 500,000 lives each yearMalaria could be eliminated by a CRISPR 'gene drive' that wipes out the mosquitoes that spread it, transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of people for the betterPeople are more clued up about science than you might thinkFake news isn't making us wilfully ignorant. Our survey suggests that people are better informed and more discerning than we give them credit forJapanese space hoppers reveal glorious sci-fi vision of asteroid RyuguJapan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft has released its two small MINERVA-II rovers on to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, and the pair have sent back some amazing imagesRiemann hypothesis likely remains unsolved despite claimed proofMathematician Michael Atiyah has presented his claimed proof of one of the most famous unsolved problems in maths, but others remain cautiously scepticalDivers are attempting to regrow Great Barrier Reef with electricityIt may be possible to restore damaged parts of the Great Barrier Reef by electrically stimulating coral fragments grown on underwater metal frames
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A Running List of How President Trump Is Changing Environmental PolicyThe Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen.The Fall Equinox Is Here! Wait, What's the Fall Equinox?It comes twice a year and marks the first day of fall, but a lot of people don't understand this celestial alignment.No, Captain Cook's Ship Hasn't Been Found YetWhat we know and don't know about the wreck of the H.M.B. Endeavour.Remembering 9/11 in PicturesIndelible photos mark one of America's darkest days.Snakeless in Ireland: Blame Ice Age, Not St. PatrickOne man is credited with taking all snakes out of Ireland, but science tells a different story.Would a U.S. Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts.As the Trump Administration calls for a new military branch, get the plan's pros and cons and learn the rules governing off-world soldiers.What Do Wild Animals Do in Wildfires?Big wildfires, like those tearing through Northern California, can hurt some animals—while others escape, and some species even thrive.5 Reasons to Like the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyIt keeps a lot of dangerous stuff from being dumped in our air, water, and land.
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Maldivian Government Destroys World's First Intertidal Art GalleryBefore President Abdulla Yasmeen lost the country's election, his government ordered the demolition of the conservation-minded underwater sculpture gardenThe Cardiganed Fred Rogers Was Every Kid's Cozy Comfort ZoneA red sweater in the Smithsonian collections was the trademark of kindness and caring in the indelible 'Mr. Rogers Neighborhood'The First Academy Awards Had Its Own Version of the "Popular" OscarThe ceremony itself was rooted in union-busting, laying the basis for the art vs. mass acclaim debate we see play out todayBehind the Scenes With the Spacecraft That Will Soar Through the Sun's AtmosphereThe probe, which launches Sunday, will attempt to solve enduring mysteries about the sunThe U.S. Military Has Been in Space From the BeginningWhile the proposed branch of the armed forces may be controversial, the history of the so-called "Space Force" is longstandingGoogle Doodle Honors Little-Known Math Genius Who Helped America Reach the StarsIt’s time for Mary Golda Ross to be remembered as an aerospace pioneerYou'll Soon Be Able to Stay in This Historic California Ghost TownCerro Gordo was once a lively mining town. Now its new owners have plans to refurbish it in hopes of attracting visitors to the relic of the Wild WestThe Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse Will Shroud the Moon This WeekIncluding phases where the moon is partially masked, the event will last nearly four hours total
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Astronomers may have spotted the birth of a neutron starScientists say they’ve witnessed a type of neutron star called a pulsar being born in the wake of a massive supernova for the first time.The first rovers to explore an asteroid just sent photos homeJapan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has deployed a pair of rovers to the surface of asteroid Ryugu.A paralyzed man makes great strides with spinal stimulation and rehabResearchers find success at restoring movement to paralyzed legs, giving hope to people with paraplegia.In lab tests, this gene drive wiped out a population of mosquitoesFor the first time, a gene drive caused a population crash of mosquitoes in a small-scale test.Japan has launched a miniature space elevatorThe Japanese space agency just launched a prototype space elevator to the International Space Station to test motion along a taut cable in space.How math helps explain the delicate patterns of dragonfly wingsScientists have found a mathematical explanation for the complex patterns on the wings of dragonflies and other insects.These new superthin antennas are made from metallic nanomaterialsSuperthin antennas could bring household devices and wearable technology online.The way hunter-gatherers share food shows how cooperation evolvedCamp customs override selfishness and generosity when foragers divvy up food, a study of East Africa’s Hazda hunter-gatherers shows.
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Humans Contribute to Earth's Wobble, Scientists SayDroughts, melting ice and rising seas linked to anthropogenic climate change are altering the planet’s motions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comAmerica's Health Care System Could Be So Much BetterBut it would take a change of culture and investment to make that happen -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comWill L.A.'s Anti-Terrorist Subway Scanners Be Adopted Everywhere?Terahertz millimeter-wave technology will screen passengers for bombs and suicide vests from 10 meters distance as they rush to make the next train -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comScale Can Measure Medicine--And Play A Scale, TooResearchers have designed a musical instrument that can detect counterfeit drugs by the pitch of its notes. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comYou've Heard of Post-Traumatic Stress, but What about Post-Traumatic Growth?It’s the flip side: the deep psychological health that emerges surprisingly often when people have a close brush with a disaster like Hurricane Florence -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com11 Rising Stars of ScienceThese newcomers are making their mark in research across a variety of fields -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comTrump's Irresponsible Denial of Puerto Rico's Hurricane DeathsDownplaying the casualties from natural disasters undermines future preparations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comJapanese Mission Becomes first to Land Rovers on AsteroidTwin probes from Hayabusa2 mission have sent back their first pictures from Ryugu’s surface -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Houston Medical Students to Speak Live with NASA Astronaut on Space StationMedical students from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in Houston will speak with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week.NASA Updates Live Coverage of Japanese Cargo Launch, Delays SpacewalksDelayed due to inclement weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) now is targeting 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 in Japan), for the launch of its unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) cargo spacecraft.NASA Updates Preview Briefing for International Space Station Spacewalks, Live CoverageExperts from NASA will preview two upcoming spacewalks outside the International Space Station to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratory’s power system in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 27, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary EncounterMembers of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”NASA Names Holly Ridings New Chief Flight DirectorNASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing IceNASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented accuracy.NASA Awards Fellowships to 12 Graduate StudentsNASA Fellowship Activity has awarded fellowships through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) to 12 graduate students totaling $1.9 million to conduct research and contribute directly to NASA’s work and mission.Georgia, Washington Students to Speak with Astronauts Aboard Space StationStudents in Georgia and Washington, D.C., will talk live with two NASA astronauts on the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
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Satellites safeguard Europe’s potato industry
The drought that swept through Europe this year has hit European farmers hard. Sustained high temperatures and the lack of rain have badly affected the agrofood industry, including the important potato sector.ESA choosing CubeSat companions for Hera asteroid mission
As the world marvels at the hopping mini-rovers deployed on asteroid Ryugu by Japan’s Hayabusa2, ESA is due to decide on the CubeSats planned for delivery to a binary asteroid system by its proposed Hera mission.Matthias Maurer graduates as ESA astronaut
German citizen, Matthias Maurer, is now officially ESA’s newest astronaut, after graduating during a formal ceremony at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, today.Dust storms on Titan spotted by Cassini for the first time
Data from the international Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its moons between 2004 and 2017 has revealed what appear to be giant dust storms in equatorial regions of Titan.European Space Talks: sharing our passion for space
The European Space Talks initiative will give you, as a member of the European space community, the opportunity to join other space professionals, researchers and enthusiasts in presenting your latest research, activities or interests in space.Three Earth Explorer ideas selected
As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth Explorer mission.Recent tectonics on Mars
These prominent trenches were formed by faults that pulled the planet’s surface apart less than 10 million years ago.Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life
ESA’s star mapping mission, Gaia, has shown our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set millions of stars moving like ripples on a pond.
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