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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.

Board member Robert Picardo burns some shoe leather on Capitol Hill with our advocacy team. [...]
Fri, Jul 20, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Shark researchers used a system for recognizing patterns in star field photographs to identify whale sharks, which have individual spot patterns. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jul 20, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Where did the Moon come from? The origin of our cosmic neighbor is a fundamental question in planetary science. [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
An international team of scientists has discovered a new, exotic form of insulating material with a metallic surface that could enable more efficient electronics or even quantum computing. The researchers developed a new method for analyzing existing chemical compounds that relies on the mathematical properties like symmetry that govern the [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have described rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa. This newly observed phenomenon could help climatologists understand how clouds affect Earth's heating and cooling. [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer. [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A team of highly trained scientific divers explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life from shallow reefs can take refuge at mesophotic depths (100-500 feet beneath the ocean's surface). The results are clear: deep and shallow reefs are different systems with their [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have taken detailed pictures of the entire brain of an adult female fruit fly using transmission electron microscopy. [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
This study brings us closer to knowing the complex interactions between topography and climate change, and how these factors influence the evolutionary histories and biodiversity of species in natural ecosystems. [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Most people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn't completely severed. Why don't the spared portions of the spinal cord keep working? Researchers now provide insight into why these nerve pathways remain quiet. They also show that a small-molecule compound, given [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Fruit flies from different species can warn each other when parasitic wasps are near. But according to a new study, they are more likely to get the message across if the fly species have previously cohabited and learned each other's dialects. [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur -- Akainacephalus johnsoni -- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, USA, and are revealing new details about the diversity and evolution of this group of armored dinosaurs. The research indicates that the defining features [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use, suggests a recent study involving nearly 700 adolescents in Switzerland. [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A study of human-mammal interaction across the globe found that animals are more prone to take to the night around humans. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Rapidly nearing the end of a unique decade-long interplanetary expedition, Dawn is taking phenomenal pictures of dwarf planet Ceres as it swoops closer to the ground than ever before. [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The country's satellite navigation system faced a long and difficult road, but it's finally operational. [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The International Astronomical Union reports that there are now 79 known Jovian moons, with a dozen found last year. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Some moth species have evolved long wing tails that flutter and twist as the moth flies, which distract hungry bats. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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