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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 proof-of-concept study got transgenic tobacco plants to make a useful enzyme in their chloroplasts, not nuclei, minimizing chances for transfer to other organisms. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Jul 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
New research suggest that regions of the Martian surface could be made habitable with a material -- silica aerogel -- that mimics Earth's atmospheric greenhouse effect. Through modeling and experiments, the researchers show that a 2- to 3-centimeter-thick shield of silica aerogel could transmit enough visible light for photosynthesis, block [...]
Mon, Jul 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Twenty-five years ago, multiple fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter, changing the face of the planet and the course of planetary science. [...]
Mon, Jul 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Auroraceratops, a bipedal dinosaur that lived roughly 115 million years ago, has been newly described by paleontologists. More than 80 individuals of this species have been found in China's Gansu Province. [...]
Fri, Jul 12, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have known insects experience something like pain, but new research provides compelling evidence suggesting that insects also experience chronic pain that lasts long after an initial injury has healed. [...]
Fri, Jul 12, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Starting in 2017, an artificial intelligence monitoring system at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa has been helping to protect rhinos and their caretakers. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jul 12, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Using Earth's most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the one that is believed to have birthed the moons of Jupiter. [...]
Thu, Jul 11, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has touched down on Ryugu for a second time, bagging samples which hopefully contain material from the subsurface of the asteroid. [...]
Thu, Jul 11, 2019, Continue reading at the source
As if black holes weren't mysterious enough, astronomers have found an unexpected thin disk of material furiously whirling around a supermassive black hole at the heart of the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 3147, located 130 million light-years away. [...]
Thu, Jul 11, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Results of a study involving primates suggest that speech and music may have shaped the human brain's hearing circuits. [...]
Thu, Jul 11, 2019, Continue reading at the source
PlanetVac, a technology that simplifies the process of collecting samples from other worlds, may fly to the Moon. [...]
Thu, Jul 11, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The pack produces a steady trickle of electricity from the swinging motion of your stuff. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jul 11, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Findings from a new study suggest that limiting sugary drinks might contribute to a reduction in cancer cases, say researchers. [...]
Wed, Jul 10, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Peptides, one of the fundamental building blocks of life, can be formed from the primitive precursors of amino acids under conditions similar to those expected on the primordial Earth, finds a new study. [...]
Wed, Jul 10, 2019, Continue reading at the source
An analysis of the 2019 edition of the Major League baseball points to reasons why it's leaving ballparks at a record rate. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Jul 09, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research. The researchers found that the number of young corals on tropical reefs has declined by 85 percent -- and doubled on subtropical reefs -- during the last four decades. [...]
Tue, Jul 09, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Sail deployment is now scheduled for no earlier than 21 July 2019. [...]
Tue, Jul 09, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Supercomputer simulations of galaxies have shown that Einstein's theory of General Relativity might not be the only way to explain how gravity works or how galaxies form. [...]
Mon, Jul 08, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Liftoff is scheduled for 14 July 2019 at 21:21 UTC (15 July 2019 at 02:51 IST local time), atop a GSLV-MKIII rocket from India. [...]
Mon, Jul 08, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Pictures taken by the spacecraft's cameras Friday evening show a crescent Earth, as LightSail 2 heads into orbital sunset. [...]
Sun, Jul 07, 2019, Continue reading at the source