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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.

Fairy circles are round gaps in arid grassland that are distributed very uniformly over the landscape and only occur along the Namib Desert in southern Africa and in parts of Australia. Scientists have got to the bottom of this with soil investigations and drones. The results suggest Australian fairy circles [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for a mysterious moon around Neptune that they discovered with Hubble in 2013. [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The incidence of foodborne illness could jump in a warming world, due to an increase in housefly activity. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The stripes of a zebra deter horse flies from landing on them, according to a new study. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
InSight has placed its second science instrument on the ground and set it free. Now it's time to bury the heat probe in the soil. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
SpaceX says it wants to save NASA money, but its actions could cost taxpayers more in the end. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million miles per hour), they enrich the moon's surface in ingredients that could make water, scientists have found. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history -- the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into a giant snowball approximately 580 million years ago. Researchers have discovered remnants of such a large igneous province that resulted from vast lava flows. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds. A new study finds humans are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a rate nine to 10 times higher than the greenhouse gas was emitted during [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
An international team of scientists has shown that fossilized eggshells unearthed in western Romania represent the earliest known nest site shared by multiple animals. [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A new study has found that transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice, preserving their memory and learning abilities. The findings support an emerging model that attributes cognitive decline, in part, to aging of blood cells, which are produced [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
New research revealed that foreign honey bees often account for more than 90 percent of pollinators observed visiting flowers in San Diego, considered a global biodiversity hotspot. The non-native bees have established robust feral populations and currently make up 75 percent of the region's observed pollinators. Their monopoly over the [...]
Wed, Feb 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of our star) is so inexplicably hot. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
More than 4 years after launch and a half year surveying asteroid Ryugu, Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft is ready for sample collection. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A new genetic study of Latin Americans provides evidence that gene variants for lighter skin color came about in Asia as well as in Europe. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Launch day is almost here for the small lunar lander built by Israeli non-profit SpaceIL. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Seismologist and policy advisor Lucy Jones says science education needs to teach how science works more than just what it finds out. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
When researchers fed mosquitoes a drug used to treat people for obesity, the insects were less interested in hunting for their next human meal ticket. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Deer populations have exploded in North American woodlands, changing forest ecology—and how sounds, like birdsong, travel through the trees. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
After months of unrelated political turmoil, multiple stop-gap spending bills, and an unprecedented government shutdown, NASA's 2019 budget was finally signed into law. [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source