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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.

Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune. [...]
Thu, Feb 27, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have devised new analytical tools to break down the enigmatic history of Mars' atmosphere -- and whether life was once possible there. It could help astrobiologists understand the alkalinity, pH and nitrogen content of ancient waters on Mars, and by extension, the carbon dioxide composition of the planet's ancient [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A comparison of normal and germ-free mice revealed that as much as 70 percent of a mouse's gut chemistry is determined by its gut microbiome. Even in distant organs, such as the uterus or the brain, approximately 20 percent of molecules were different in the mice with gut microbes. [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A new study identifies a transition in the strong nuclear force that illuminates the structure of a neutron star's core. [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Research on novel nanoelectronics devices has enabled brain neurons and artificial neurons to communicate with each other over the Internet. [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Increasing or decreasing the altitude of aircraft a few thousand feet to avoid thin layers of humidity could make a deep cut to contrails' contribution to climate change. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Feb 26, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have discovered a new non-oxygen breathing animal. The tiny, less than 10-celled parasite demonstrates that evolution can go in strange directions, the researchers say. [...]
Tue, Feb 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Inbreeding in Thoroughbreds has increased significantly in the last 45 years, with the greatest rise in the last 15 or so years. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Feb 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A new understanding of Mars is beginning to emerge, thanks to the first year of NASA's InSight lander mission. Findings described in a set of six papers reveal a planet alive with quakes, dust devils and strange magnetic pulses. [...]
Mon, Feb 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
New data gleaned from the magnetic sensor aboard NASA's InSight spacecraft is offering an unprecedented close-up of magnetic fields on Mars. [...]
Mon, Feb 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
In search of new ways to sequence human genomes and read critical alterations in DNA, researchers say they have successfully used the gene cutting tool CRISPR to make cuts in DNA around lengthy tumor genes, which can be used to collect sequence information. [...]
Mon, Feb 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Planetary exploration news for busy people [...]
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Hippos that escaped from drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's private zoo are reproducing in the wild. And with increasing numbers, they could threaten ecosystems. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Feb 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to all known antibiotics. It also cleared infections in two different mouse models. [...]
Thu, Feb 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Art created by Australian Aboriginal people used organic carbon-free pigments, but wasp nests above or below the art can be used for radiocarbon dating that supplies boundaries for the age of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Feb 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Ice cores from a Tibetan glacier reveal the first deposits of industrial revolution pollution, starting in layers dated to about 1780. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Feb 18, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A new study in mice concludes stress can cause gray hair—and credits overactive nerves with the change in hue. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Feb 15, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Planetary exploration news for busy people [...]
Fri, Feb 14, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A very fine grind can actually hamper espresso brewing, because particles may clump more than larger particles will. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Feb 14, 2020, Continue reading at the source
More than one hundred Planetary Society members from near and far advocated for space science and exploration in Washington, D.C. on 10 February 2020. [...]
Thu, Feb 13, 2020, Continue reading at the source