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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.

Freak heavy rainstorms in 2015 and 2017 wiped out many dry-adapted microbes in the Atacama desert, useful info in the search for life off the Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Nov 20, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A study by an international team of researchers have determines that carved stone tools, also known as Levallois cores, were used in Asia 80,000 to 170,000 years ago. With the find -- and absent human fossils linking the tools to migrating populations -- researchers believe people in Asia developed the [...]
Mon, Nov 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A previously unappreciated interaction in the genome turns out to have possibly been one of the driving forces in the emergence of advanced life. This discovery began with a curiosity for retrotransposons, known as ''jumping genes,'' which are DNA sequences that copy and paste themselves within the genome, multiplying rapidly. [...]
Mon, Nov 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Geographers have created a new world map showing dramatic changes in land use over the last quarter century. Researchers turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the most detailed looks so far at how people are reshaping the planet. [...]
Mon, Nov 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Orion's service module arrived in Florida, but some space industry experts question whether NASA's human spaceflight plans are realistic. [...]
Mon, Nov 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Biologist have compared the genes of large-beaked Cameroonian finches to those of their smaller-beaked counterparts, found the answer to a 20-year old mystery: 300,000 base pairs, apparently inherited as a unit, always varied between them, and right in the middle of that genetic sequence was the well-known growth factor, IGF-1. [...]
Mon, Nov 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source
People who had a conflict in a given day but also got hugged were not as affected by the negative interaction as were their unhugged counterparts. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sun, Nov 18, 2018, Continue reading at the source
NASA's Mars 2020 rover isn't the only spacecraft heading to Mars in two years. [...]
Sat, Nov 17, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The single organism that is the Utah aspen grove known as Pando is on the decline due to herbivores wiping out its youngest tree outgrowths. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Nov 17, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps. But billions of years ago it flowed freely across the surface, forming rushing rivers that emptied into craters, forming lakes and seas. New research has found evidence that sometimes the lakes would take on so much [...]
Fri, Nov 16, 2018, Continue reading at the source
In a landmark decision, representatives from 60 countries voted to redefine the International System of Units (SI), changing the world's definition of the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole, forever. [...]
Fri, Nov 16, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Researchers used ultrabright x-rays to generate 3D nanoscale maps of a single bacteria's chemical composition with unparalleled spatial resolution. [...]
Fri, Nov 16, 2018, Continue reading at the source
New research describes the behavioral and chemical strategies of a Florida ant, Formica archboldi, that decorates its nest with the dismembered body parts of other ant species. [...]
Fri, Nov 16, 2018, Continue reading at the source
New research suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children. [...]
Fri, Nov 16, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A new study has demonstrated a possible link between life on Earth and the movement of continents. The findings show that sediment, which is often comprised from pieces of dead organisms, could play a key role in determining the speed of continental drift. [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018, Continue reading at the source
John Culberson, an 8-term Texas Republican and staunch supporter the search for life on Europa, lost his re-election bid last week. His support for Europa was attacked by opponents and could send a chilling political message about the consequences of supporting space science and exploration. [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The spacecraft will spend the end of 2018 a safe distance from Ryugu, as the Sun's position makes communications with Earth spotty. [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Immigrants to the U.S. lose their native mix of gut microbes almost immediately after arriving in the U.S.—which researchers can't quite explain. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Immigrants to the U.S. lose their native mix of gut microbes almost immediately after arriving in the U.S.—which researchers can't quite explain. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Welcome to my 10th annual list of recommended space books for kids! Fiction, nonfiction, biography; poetry, prose, and pictures; it's all here. [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018, Continue reading at the source