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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.

Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world, according to new research. [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A program at the University of Illinois trains Indigenous scientists in genomics—in hopes that future work will be aimed at benefiting those communities. Christine Herman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
If the current trend in diagnostic practices holds, the definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful, a research team finds. [...]
Wed, Aug 21, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The rare isotope iron-60 is created in massive stellar explosions. Only a very small amount of this isotope reaches the earth from distant stars. Now, a research team has discovered iron-60 in Antarctic snow for the first time. The scientists suggest that the iron isotope comes from the interstellar neighborhood. [...]
Tue, Aug 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers who rush in after storms to study the behavior of spiders have found that extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones may have an evolutionary impact on populations living in storm-prone regions, where aggressive spiders have the best odds of survival. [...]
Tue, Aug 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The combination lander, rover, and orbiter fired its main engine to enter orbit around the Moon at 09:02 IST (03:32 UTC) on 20 August. [...]
Tue, Aug 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
U.S. Military Academy cadets wear the colors black, gray and gold for reasons found in gunpowder's chemistry. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Aug 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Three decades of research on Alzheimer's disease have not produced major treatment advances for patients. Researchers now report new insights that may lead to progress in fighting the devastating disease. They discovered beta amyloid has a specific amino acid that can form a kink, like a kink in a garden [...]
Mon, Aug 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
When will we see significant changes in the ocean due to climate change? A new study finds that some changes are noticeable already, while others will take up to a century. [...]
Mon, Aug 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists are investigating new ways to provide visual signals to the blind by directly stimulating the optic nerve. Their preliminary study uses a new type of neural electrode and provides distinct signals. [...]
Mon, Aug 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Atomically thin materials could create heat-shields for cell phones or laptops that would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact. [...]
Mon, Aug 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have designed organic molecules capable of generating two excitons per photon of light, a process called singlet fission. The excitons can live for much longer than those generated from their inorganic counterparts, which leads to an amplification of electricity generated per photon that is absorbed by a solar cell. [...]
Mon, Aug 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers believe that stuttering -- a potentially lifelong and debilitating speech disorder -- stems from problems with the circuits in the brain that control speech, but precisely how and where these problems occur is unknown. Using a mouse model of stuttering, scientists report that a loss of cells in the [...]
Mon, Aug 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The sites each have unique characteristics that would advance the field of asteroid science. [...]
Thu, Aug 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists found an interstellar iron isotope in Antarctic snow samples—which hints that our region of the universe may be the remnant of an ancient exploding star. Christopher Intagliata... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Aug 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
If your latitude is within 42 degrees of the equator, there's a chance you may be able to spot LightSail 2's reflective solar sail. [...]
Wed, Aug 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
At 02:21 IST (20:51 UTC), the spacecraft fired its main engine, changing its orbit to intersect with the Moon. [...]
Tue, Aug 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Some people go on dates just to score a free meal—a phenomenon known as a “foodie call.” But it takes a certain personality type. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Aug 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The current strategy includes the Mars 2020 rover, a lander carrying a rover and ascent vehicle, and an Earth return orbiter. [...]
Tue, Aug 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
JAXA's sample collection spacecraft touched down just 60 centimeters away from its aimpoint. [...]
Mon, Aug 12, 2019, Continue reading at the source