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Advances In Science

Science news and discoveries made possible through the contributions and work of the Estate Foundation and the Morrison Fellowship Prize.

Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares some of his most recent images of our amazing and beautiful universe. [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Scientists estimate there are only 84 remaining highly endangered Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) remaining in the wild across its current range along the southernmost border of Primorskii Province in Russia and Jilin Province of China. [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018, Continue reading at the source
New research has shown that mice, rats, and humans all commit the sunk cost fallacy. [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have imposed conditions on how dark matter may interact with ordinary matter. In the search for direct detection of dark matter, the experimental focus has been on WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles, the hypothetical particles thought to make up dark matter. But the research team invokes a different [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The next time its solar sail is deployed, NEA Scout will be out near the Moon. [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A prototype flexible electronic mouth guard can measure lactate levels in an athlete's saliva, tracking muscle fatigue during training and performance. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A prototype flexible electronic mouthguard can measure lactate levels in an athlete's saliva, tracking muscle fatigue during training and performance. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Genetic research at has shed new light on how isolated populations of the same species evolve toward reproductive incompatibility and thus become separate species. [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, Continue reading at the source
It was long thought that during an embryo's first cell division, one spindle is responsible for segregating the embryo's chromosomes into two cells. Scientists now show that there are actually two spindles, one for each set of parental chromosomes, meaning that the genetic information from each parent is kept apart [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The genome of the algae species Chara braunii has been decoded. It already contains the first genetic characteristics that enabled the water plants' evolutionary transition to land. [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, Continue reading at the source
In a global observation campaign, scientist have for the first time located a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly elementary particles that travel billions of light years through the universe, flying unaffected through stars, planets and entire galaxies. [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt. [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have found that patients who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality. The results of this study could impact how we think about obesity and health. [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, Continue reading at the source
An new study finds black holes and neutron stars are key to measuring our expanding universe. [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a fabled history of planetary rovers. But how do you start such a program? [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Two new global views of Ryugu from Hayabusa2, plus a 3-D animation. [...]
Wed, Jul 11, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Wine book author Kevin Begos explains that just a few varieties of wine grapes dominate the industry, which leaves them vulnerable to potentially catastrophic disease outbreaks. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Jul 11, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Something new and wonderful appeared in the Meteoritical Bulletin Database—an entire listing of meteorites found on Mars by robotic rovers and their science teams from the years 2005–2017. [...]
Tue, Jul 10, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Iridescence appears to break up the recognizable shape of objects—making them harder to spot. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Jul 07, 2018, Continue reading at the source