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Advances In Science

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A new study maps for the first time the evolutionary history of the world's terrestrial vertebrates: amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. It explores how areas with large concentrations of evolutionarily distinct species are being impacted by our ever-increasing 'human footprint.' [...]
Wed, Jun 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Researchers investigated the earliest humans in Central America and how they adapted over time to new and changing environments, and how those changes have affected human life histories and societies. [...]
Wed, Jun 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Poison is lethal all on its own -- as are arrows -- and together, they can take down the strongest opponents. Researchers have found an antibiotic that simultaneously punctures bacterial walls and destroys folate within their cells -- killing like a poisoned arrow -- while proving immune to antibiotic resistance. [...]
Wed, Jun 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Researchers report two newly identified super-eruptions associated with the Yellowstone hotspot track, including what they believe was the volcanic province's largest and most cataclysmic event. The results indicate the hotspot, which today fuels the famous geysers, mudpots, and fumaroles in Yellowstone National Park, may be waning in intensity. [...]
Wed, Jun 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have tried to develop synthetic red blood cells that mimic the favorable properties of natural ones, such as flexibility, oxygen transport and long circulation times. Now, researchers have made synthetic red blood cells that have all of the cells' natural abilities, plus a few new ones. [...]
Wed, Jun 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A new paper has shown how large structures in the distribution of galaxies in the Universe provide the most precise tests of dark energy and cosmic expansion yet. [...]
Wed, Jun 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Astronomers have for the first time measured the Fermi Bubbles in the visible light spectrum. The Fermi Bubbles are two enormous outflows of high-energy gas that emanate from the Milky Way and the finding refines our understanding of the properties of these mysterious blobs. [...]
Wed, Jun 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A new and improved map of all the places on Mars that we have landed on—or crashed into—plus the planned locations for the landings of the future Perseverance, Tianwen-1, and Rosalind Franklin Mars rovers. [...]
Wed, Jun 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Some people are more sensitive than others -- and around half of these differences can be attributed to our genes, new research has found. [...]
Wed, Jun 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Prey animals flash biochemically produced light to confuse elephant seals hunting in the dark, but at least one seal turned the tables. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Jun 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists described how they drew inspiration from cephalopod skin to endow mammalian cells with tunable transparency and light-scattering characteristics. [...]
Tue, Jun 02, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Analyzing keywords on Twitter can offer a loose measure of the subject well-being of a community, as long as you don't count three words: good, love and LOL. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Jun 02, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The Silent Cities project is collecting sound from cities around the planet during the coronavirus pandemic to give researchers a database of natural sound in areas usually filled with... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Jun 01, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The Silent Cities project is collecting audio from cities around the planet during the coronavirus pandemic to give researchers a database of natural sounds in areas usually filled with... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Jun 01, 2020, Continue reading at the source
For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. [...]
Sat, May 30, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Get ready for the rescheduled Crew Dragon launch and catch up on the highlights of the week in space. [...]
Fri, May 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the planet, including one about an incredibly well-preserved horned lark (Eremophila alpestris), like the one pictured, that lived... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, May 28, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Exposed to mildly warmer waters, some corals turn neon instead of bleaching white. The dramatic colors may help coax symbiotic algae back. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, May 28, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A gene whose mutated form is associated with cancer in humans turns out to have a role in burning calories over a long evolutionary history. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, May 23, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Get your space exploration news and see what happens when you leave paint on the launchpad. [...]
Fri, May 22, 2020, Continue reading at the source