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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.

Space Advocacy 101 is a new (and free!) online course to help space fans become empowered space advocates. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Using high-powered laser beams, researchers have simulated conditions inside a planet three times as large as Earth. The pressures achieved in this study, up to 1,314 gigapascals (GPa), allowed researchers to gather the highest-pressure X-ray diffraction data ever recorded and generate new, more robust models for the interior structure of [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The Bora people in the northwestern Amazon use drums to send language-like messages across long distances. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
In a groundbreaking new study, researchers used a customized, low-cost 3-D printer to print electronics on a real hand for the first time. The technology could be used by soldiers on the battlefield to print temporary sensors on their bodies to detect chemical or biological agents or solar cells to [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The elusive quantum mechanical phenomenon of entanglement has now been made a reality in objects almost macroscopic in size. Results show how two vibrating drumheads, the width of a human hair, can display the spooky action that famously troubled Albert Einstein. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
For the first time, astronomers have witnessed the birth of a colossal cluster of galaxies. Their observations reveal at least 14 galaxies packed into an area only four times the diameter of the Milky Way's galactic disk. Computer simulations of the galaxies predict that over time the cluster will assemble [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Telomerase, because of its role in cancer and aging, has long been a target of drug companies who want to block it to stop the uncontrolled cell growth characteristic of cancer, or boost it to create a fountain of youth. The structure of the enzyme complex has been a mystery, [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Researchers proposes a new evolutionary origin for mitochondria -- also known as the 'powerhouses of the cell.' Mitochondria are energy-converting organelles that have played key roles in the emergence of complex cellular life on Earth. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have helped design a compact switch that enables light to be more reliably confined to small computer chip components for faster information processing. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
ASU-led team aims to use new NASA space telescope to capture light from the first stars to be born in the universe. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
An ancient horse burial at Tombos along the Nile River Valley shows that a member of the horse family thousands of years ago was more important to the culture than previously thought, which provides a window into human-animal relationships more than 3,000 years ago. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Deep-diving whales and other marine mammals can get the bends -- the same painful and potentially life-threatening decompression sickness that strikes scuba divers who surface too quickly. A new study offers a hypothesis of how marine mammals generally avoid getting the bends and how they can succumb under stressful conditions. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The International Laser Ranging Service, or ILRS, will lend its services to the LightSail 2 mission. [...]
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, Continue reading at the source
What do we already know about Ryugu, and why is it so hard to know what it looks like? Hayabusa2 Mission Manger Makoto Yoshikawa [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Lawns mowed every two weeks hosted more bees than lawns mowed every three weeks. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Happy Monday! Here's a picture of Prometheus. You may think it's a picture of Saturn. Look hard, toward the bottom, and you'll see Prometheus, doing its part to keep the F ring in line. [...]
Mon, Apr 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A new study claims it's easier to accurately whistle a melody than to sing it. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
What a cool photo of OSIRIS-REx's sample return capsule! But wait, what's that black dot near the top? [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A personal story recounts how a NASA team used a microscopic imager to take a selfie of the Opportunity rover. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A look at a database of fatal traffic accidents found a 12 percent increase on the informal marijuana holiday 4/20 after 4:20pm compared with nearby dates. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018, Continue reading at the source