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Advances In Science

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The resonant properties of your skull can amplify some frequencies and dampen others--and in some cases, affect your hearing. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
More than 50,000 people supported LightSail 2. But only one person can talk to the spacecraft at a time, and it's often a student. [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it's not shining in your eyes. New research suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes damage cells in the brain as well as retinas, [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and earlier humans at least 200,000 years ago, tens of thousands of years earlier than previously believed. [...]
Wed, Oct 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Hubble has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- comet 2I/Borisov -- whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. Comet 2I/Borisov is only the second such interstellar object known to have passed through the solar system. [...]
Wed, Oct 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
For the first time, astronomers have witnessed 3D motions of gas in a planet-forming disk. At three locations in the disk around a young star called HD 163296, gas is flowing like a waterfall into gaps that are most likely caused by planets in formation. These gas flows have long [...]
Wed, Oct 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The Dsup protein protects DNA under conditions that create caustic free radical chemicals. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Oct 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Rumblings on the Red Planet act like x-rays, allowing scientists to probe the hidden interior of Mars. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Oct 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Rumblings on the Red Planet act like x-rays, allowing scientists to probe the hidden interior of Mars. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Oct 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
"We very much hope that NASA will be able to make an early commitment to such a mission," wrote Sagan to administrator James Beggs. [...]
Tue, Oct 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
New research reveals that glycans -- branched sugar molecules found in mucus -- can prevent bacteria from communicating with each other and forming infectious biofilms, effectively rendering the microbes harmless. [...]
Mon, Oct 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Astronomers have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by suppressing star formation. [...]
Fri, Oct 11, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Planetary exploration news for busy people [...]
Fri, Oct 11, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Algorithms are already used to remove online hate speech. Now scientists have taught an AI to respond—which they hope might spark more discourse. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Oct 10, 2019, Continue reading at the source
New research sheds light on the ages of ice deposits reported in the area of the Moon's south pole -- information that could help identify the sources of the deposits and help in planning future human exploration. [...]
Thu, Oct 10, 2019, Continue reading at the source
In animals, infections are fought by the immune system. Studies on an unusual virus infecting wild koalas reveal a new form of 'genome immunity.' [...]
Thu, Oct 10, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have uncovered evidence of the storage and delayed consumption of animal bone marrow at Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv. The research provides direct evidence that early Paleolithic people saved animal bones for up to nine weeks before feasting on them inside the cave. [...]
Wed, Oct 09, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Contrary to popular belief, cartilage in human joints can repair itself through a process similar to that used by creatures such as salamanders and zebrafish to regenerate limbs, researchers have found. [...]
Wed, Oct 09, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Oct 09, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Oct 08, 2019, Continue reading at the source