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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.

A study of house cats and shelter cats found that the felines actually tended to choose human company over treats or toys. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A paleontologist is countering decades of studies that assert that some dinosaurs can be identified as male or female based on the shapes and sizes of their bones. [...]
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been brought into question in a new study. [...]
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A subject who was paralyzed below his shoulders in a bicycling accident, is believed to be the first person with quadriplegia in the world to have arm and hand movements restored with the help of two temporarily implanted technologies. A brain-computer interface with recording electrodes under his skull, and a [...]
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Research on Prochlorococcus, the most abundant life form in the oceans, shows the bacteria's metabolism evolved in a way that may have helped trigger the rise of other organisms, to form a more complex marine ecosystem with overall greater biomass. [...]
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
New insights have been gained into one of nature's great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of the coastal Namib Desert, stretching from southern Angola to northern South Africa. They range in size from about 12 [...]
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A young-looking volcanic caldera on the Moon has been interpreted by some as evidence of relatively recent lunar volcanic activity, but new research suggests it's not so young after all. [...]
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A long-term study of 565 children who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline has shown that their exposure to the powerful neurotoxin may have led to a loss of intelligence and occupational standing by the time they reached age 38. Ninety-four percent of the children exceeded today's reference [...]
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Using advanced modeling and simulation, seismic data generated by earthquakes, and one of the world's fastest supercomputers, a team of scientists is creating a detailed 3-D picture of Earth's interior. Currently, the team is focused on imaging the entire globe from the surface to the core-mantle boundary, a depth of [...]
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A honeybee can carry up to 30 percent of its body weight in pollen because of the strategic spacing of its nearly three million hairs. The gap between each eye hair is approximately the same size as a grain of dandelion pollen, which is typically collected by bees. This keeps [...]
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
While it has long been known that maltreatment can affect a child's psychological development, new research indicates that the stress of abuse can impact the physical growth and maturation of adolescents as well. [...]
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster recovered by a drone ship last year will be reflown later this week, marking what could be a new milestone in the quest for affordable spaceflight. [...]
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Image processor Björn Jónsson shares some of his latest stunning images of Jupiter, created using data from NASA's Juno spacecraft. [...]
Mon, Mar 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
There's no verdict quiet yet on the giant planet's core, and scientists are still gathering clues about the accuracy of our current solar system formation models. [...]
Mon, Mar 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Astronomer Caleb Scharf weighs what ever more exoplanets mean in the search for extraterrestrial life. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Mar 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Animal Planet's series The Zoo shows viewers the biological, veterinary and conservation science at a modern zoo. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
We break down every sentence from Trump's new NASA budget, so you don't have to [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
NASA has only flown astronauts aboard a rocket's first flight once, when John Young and Bob Crippen took space shuttle Columbia on the boldest test flight in history. What are the risks of repeating the feat for SLS? [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Researchers measured the intensity of the universe's ultraviolet background radiation, and say it may be strong enough to strip small galaxies of star-forming gas. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Japanese macaques at the receiving end of aggression tend to then take it out on a close associate or family member of the original aggressor. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source