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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.

The extent of the accident is unclear, but a plume of orange smoke was visible from miles away. [...]
Sat, Apr 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A deeper data dive calls into question a 2018 study that found a spike in fatal traffic accidents apparently related to marijuana consumption on this date. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Apr 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Female hyenas keep their clans in line by virtue of their complex social networks. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Physicists have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially appears to contradict the fundamental laws of physics. [...]
Fri, Apr 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The sky is the limit, providing you're willing to invest a little time for what is a surprisingly low-budget, hands-on project. [...]
Fri, Apr 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
One in three gluten-free dishes tested at restaurants contained gluten—especially GF pizzas and pastas. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture about stress in the earth's crust. [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Synthetic biologists have added high-precision analog-to-digital signal processing to the genetic circuitry of living cells. The research dramatically expands the chemical, physical and environmental cues engineers can use to prompt programmed responses from engineered organisms. [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers use GPS to track the timing and patterns of giant tortoise migration over multiple years. The tortoises often take the same migration routes over many years in order to find optimal food quality and temperatures. The timing of this migration is essential for keeping their energy levels high, and [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space. The nebula, created by a binary star system, is one of the many objects that Hubble has demystified throughout its productive life. This new image adds to our [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near East. But the DNA of nine 13th century Crusaders buried in a pit in Lebanon shows that there's more to learn about [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
For the first time, researchers have successfully 3D printed chalcogenide glass, a unique material used to make optical components that operate at mid-infrared wavelengths. The ability to 3D print this glass could make it possible to manufacture complex glass components and optical fibers for new types of low-cost sensors, telecommunications [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States. Today, the US and many other countries are experiencing outbreaks of measles because of declines in measles vaccine coverage. Without renewed focus on vaccination efforts, the disease may rebound in full force, according to infectious diseases experts. [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is critically endangered, according to a new study. The finding found the native North American species, Bombus pensylvanicus, is facing imminent extinction from Canada, considered the highest and most at-risk classification before extinction. [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The iconic 'death roll' of alligators and crocodiles may be more common among species than previously believed, according to a new study. [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
At an event honoring Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, neuroscientists James Hudspeth and Robert Fettiplace talked about the physiology of hearing and the possibility of restoring hearing loss. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Six days after SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft crash-landed on the Moon, we now have an explanation for what went wrong. [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source
At an event honoring Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, economist Paul Romer talked about how the social system of science offers hope for humanity and for how we can live with each other. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the historic Voyager 1 encounter with Jupiter in 1979. [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source