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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.

In learning new tasks, neuron networks in the brain of mice become more refined and selective. Charting changes in neural activity can help inform the design of better computational models for understanding decision making and cognition. [...]
Mon, Nov 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Archaeologists working in the ancient city of Hierakonpolis discovered five ceramic vats containing residues consistent with brewing beer. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sun, Nov 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The perceived scale of the Amazon blazes received global attention this summer. However, international concerns raised at the time were countered by the Brazilian Government, which claimed the fire situation in August was 'normal' and 'below the historical average'. A new report finds that the number of active fires in [...]
Sat, Nov 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness. [...]
Sat, Nov 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn't one of them. Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to a new study. [...]
Sat, Nov 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Planetary exploration news for busy people [...]
Fri, Nov 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 rover have discovered what may be one of the best places to look for signs of ancient life in Jezero Crater, where the rover will land on Feb. 18, 2021. [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Cats are clingier to their human owners than their reputation would suggest. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
In ancient Egypt, sacred ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed, according to a new study. [...]
Wed, Nov 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have solved the structure of one of the key components of photosynthesis, a discovery that could lead to photosynthesis being 'redesigned' to achieve higher yields and meet urgent food security needs. [...]
Wed, Nov 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have succeeded in reconstructing the evolutionary relationship between a two million year old giant primate and the living orangutan. It is the first time genetic material this old has been retrieved from a fossil in a subtropical area. This allows the researchers to accurately reconstruct animal, including human, evolutionary [...]
Wed, Nov 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Welcome to my 11th annual list of recommended space books for kids! This year I had more than 80 books to read, and I've winnowed the list to recommend 29. There are books for all ages from 0 to 18 and beyond. [...]
Wed, Nov 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have developed a way to capture moving objects with the unconventional imaging method known as ghost imaging. The new method could make the imaging technique practical for new applications such as biomedical imaging, security checks and video compression and storage. [...]
Wed, Nov 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
An astrophysicist has discovered many new multiple star systems that contain exoplanets. For this, he searched more than 1,300 exoplanet host stars. He found that 15 per cent of those stars have at least one companion star, which is only about half the frequency expected for solar like stars. This [...]
Wed, Nov 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Study subjects with a gene variant that heightened their sensitivity to bitterness tended to eat fewer vegetables than people who didn't mind bitter flavors. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Nov 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A measleslike virus is ricocheting through marine mammal populations in the Arctic—and melting sea ice might be to blame. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sun, Nov 10, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Planetary exploration news for busy people [...]
Fri, Nov 08, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers tracked thousands of individual ants to determine how they move in vast numbers without stumbling into gridlock. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Nov 08, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A rare transit of Mercury across the Sun occurs 11 November 2019. Here's a guide to when and how to observe Mercury's small disk crossing the Sun. [...]
Thu, Nov 07, 2019, Continue reading at the source
In an analysis of chess and tennis matches, players rising in the rankings did better than expected against higher-ranked opponents and better than similarly ranked players who were not rising.... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Nov 06, 2019, Continue reading at the source