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Advances In Science

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Icy weather is blamed for multibillion dollar losses every year in the United States, including delays and damage related to air travel, infrastructure and power generation and transmission facilities. Now researchers have reported creating a durable silicone polymer coating capable of repelling ice from any surface. [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Microbes that thrive in some of the most extreme places on Earth have discovered another cozy place to live -- inside homes across the United States. [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
New Horizons is back in action after going quiet for a period of solar conjunction following the 1 January flyby of 2014 MU69 (informally nicknamed "Ultima Thule"). The spacecraft is returning new data, as exemplified by these images. [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Alaskan wildlife management that prioritizes reducing bear and wolf populations so hunters can kill more moose, caribou and deer is both backward and lacks scientific monitoring. [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Using stimuli-responsive materials and geometric principles, engineers have designed structures that have 'embodied logic.' Through their physical and chemical makeup alone, they are able to determine which of multiple possible responses to make in response to their environment. [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
11,500 years ago in what is now northeast Jordan, people began to live alongside dogs and may also have used them for hunting, a new study shows. The archaeologists suggest that the introduction of dogs as hunting aids may explain the dramatic increase of hares and other small prey in [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
For the first time, researchers performed logic operations -- the basis of computation -- with a chemical device using electric fields and ultraviolet light. The device and the pioneering methods used open up research possibilities including low-power, high-performance computer chips. [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found. [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A mass of charred seeds found while clearing a home construction site in Brantford, Ontario, has been identified as ancient, domesticated goosefoot (C. berlandieri spp. jonesianum), a form of quinoa native to Eastern North America. The seeds date back to 900 B.C., and have never previously been found north of [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a new study. Glaciologists additionally found that the accelerated melting caused global sea levels to rise more than half an inch during that time. [...]
Mon, Jan 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Climate change is shifting population numbers and nest building by resident and migratory birds in Europe--sometimes leading to deadly conflict. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sun, Jan 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
In animal studies, a set of 24 genes involved in neural development, learning and memory, and cognition, seem to be associated with monogamy. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Jan 12, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Everything is going well 9 days after China's Chang'e-4 mission made a historic landing on the far side of the Moon, the country's space program said today. [...]
Fri, Jan 11, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Subject who saw a Superman poster were more likely to offer help than were people who saw another image. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jan 10, 2019, Continue reading at the source
In Apollo images — and to our own eyes, from Earth — the Moon is grey. What's going on? [...]
Wed, Jan 09, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Engineers have leveled the seismometer and made progress on adjusting the position of the tether so that it doesn't interfere for the experiment. Most significantly for the mission, they have balanced the Very Broad Band sensors -- 3 of SEIS' 6 seismic sensors -- and confirmed that they are generating [...]
Wed, Jan 09, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists are working to correct a genetic defect in cystic fibrosis patients by having them inhale RNA. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Jan 09, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists are working to correct a genetic defect in cystic fibrosis patients by having them inhale RNA. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Jan 09, 2019, Continue reading at the source
It's now been more than six and a half months that the longest-lived robot on another planet has been incommunicado. [...]
Mon, Jan 07, 2019, Continue reading at the source