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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.

Recipes for concrete that incorporate byproducts from the coal and steel industries, like fly ash and slag, could reduce road-salt related cracking. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Rocket Lab's Electron, a light-lift launcher for small satellites, is ready to make its debut test flight from a peninsula in New Zealand. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a new study. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A first-ever global study has found massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries, and concludes people are dying from causes with well-known treatments. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
In studies with mice, researchers discovered that to maintain certain short-term memories, the brain's cortex relies on connections with the thalamus. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Geochemical fingerprinting links microscopic ash found on the bottom of a Svalbard lake to volcanic event happening 7,000 years ago and 5,000 km away. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A new discovery may be the key to stopping shortages of vital blood-clotting cells that can represent the difference between life and death. The finding also could offer big benefits for premature babies. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The strange creatures that lived in the Garden of the Ediacaran more than 540 million years ago, before animals came on the scene, may have been much more dynamic than experts have thought. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Sedimentary layers contain stratigraphic cycles and patterns that precisely reveal the succession of climatic and tectonic conditions that have occurred over millennia. Researchers have been working on an analytical method that combines observing deep-water sedimentary strata and measuring in them the isotopic ratio between heavy and light carbon. They have [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Company officials say they have no plans to retire Antares, which has secured its first mission order under the second round of NASA's commercial cargo flights, known as CRS-2. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
By studying rhesus monkeys, researchers have identified a brain network dedicated to processing social interactions -- a discovery that offers tantalizing clues to the origins of our ability to understand what other people are thinking. [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The vast majority of coral reef fish produce large numbers of young that disperse into the ocean as larvae, drifting with the currents before settling down on a reef. A few reef fish, however keep their broods on the reef, protecting the young until they are big enough to fend [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Ancient people were complex just like you, but until recently, archaeologists' understanding of human identities from the past were limited to broad labels like gender and social status. A new model is combining biological and cultural data to look at the lives of people living in ancient Chile. By studying [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Bumblebees sought out flowers with nicotine in their nectar, and the drug appeared to enhance the bees' memories. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Emily shares another of her popular size comparisons of solar system bodies, taking advantage of Cassini's recent views of Saturn's tiniest moons. [...]
Wed, May 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Really big meteorite or asteroid strikes may cause melting and deep deformations that eventually lead to volcanic eruptions. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, May 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Using new image processing techniques, Alex Parker brings new life to an old image of Jupiter captured by the New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto over a decade ago. [...]
Tue, May 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Amateur image processor Ian Regan shares a stunning mosaic of Saturn in all its ringed glory. [...]
Tue, May 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
A religiously inspired change in the European diet about a thousand years ago led to the development of the modern domesticated chicken. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source