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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.

Planetary exploration news for busy people [...]
Fri, Dec 06, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Playing the sounds of a healthy reef near damaged corals may help bring the fish community back. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Dec 05, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A study done in South America found that with increasing population density, humans had more diversity of fungi on the skin but less microbial diversity in the gut. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A study done in South America found that with increasing population density humans had more diversity of fungi on the skin but less microbial diversity in the gut. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019, Continue reading at the source
New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long after the optimal window for auditory learning has passed. With further study, cross-modal learning -- the manipulation of one sense to induce change in another sense -- could be [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found in the form of a disc of gas formed from its evaporating atmosphere. [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Some stress at a young age could actually lead to a longer life, new research in roundworms shows. [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Since its 2018 launch, NASA's Parker Solar Probe (record-holder for closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun) has finished three of 24 planned passes through never-before-explored parts of the Sun's atmosphere. Four new articles describe what scientists have learned from its unprecedented exploration, and what they look forward to learning next. [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Featuring an article by Abigail Fraeman on what the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity taught us, and one by Javier Gómez-Elvira on the next steps in the search for life on Mars. [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Abigail Fraeman examines how the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, changed our view of Mars. [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Javier Gómez-Elvira anticipates the next phase of the search for life on the Red Planet. [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Bill Nye revels in 4 decades of bringing space to everyone, and we celebrate our global membership. [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The fiberoptic cables that connect the global internet could potentially be used as seismic sensors. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Dec 04, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A new approach could inform the design of quantum materials platforms for future electronics, as well as faster devices with more storage capabilities. [...]
Tue, Dec 03, 2019, Continue reading at the source
How did the almost 6,000 languages of the world come into being? Researchers have tried to simulate the process of developing a new communication system in an experiment -- with surprising results: even preschool children can spontaneously develop communication systems that exhibit core properties of natural language. [...]
Tue, Dec 03, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers are focused on restoring lower-body function after severe spinal injuries using a tiny spinal implant. In new research, the team showcases a map to identify which parts of the spinal cord trigger the hip, knees, ankles and toes, and the areas that put movements together. [...]
Tue, Dec 03, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Mexico to Tanzania, including one about the need to quarantine bananas in Colombia potentially infected by a fungus. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Dec 03, 2019, Continue reading at the source
How did life survive the most severe ice age? A team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth, when the oceans were cut off from life-giving oxygen, answering a question puzzling scientists for years. [...]
Tue, Dec 03, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have discovered why the Sun's magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface, which could help to solve the mystery of how the corona of the Sun maintains its multi-million degree temperatures. [...]
Mon, Dec 02, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Using an innovative microscopy method, scientists have revealed the structure of the microbial communities coating microplastic trash collected from a variety of ocean sites. [...]
Mon, Dec 02, 2019, Continue reading at the source