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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.

By listening to the sounds of the forest, biologists were able to identify an invasion of barred owls in spotted owl habitat. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Jan 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Planetary exploration news for busy people [...]
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii boosts curiosity in mice—which makes mice more likely to be caught by cats, thus continuing the parasite's life cycle. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A new study uses machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. Researchers found the impact of rising oceans will ripple across the country, beyond coastal areas at risk of flooding, as affected people move inland. Popular relocation choices will include land-locked cities such as Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, [...]
Wed, Jan 22, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress causes hair graying. Researchers found that in mice, the type of nerve involved in the fight-or-flight response causes permanent damage to the pigment-regenerating stem cells in the hair follicle. The findings advance knowledge of how stress impacts the body, and [...]
Wed, Jan 22, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Researchers are challenging common espresso wisdom, finding that fewer coffee beans, ground more coarsely, are the key to a drink that is cheaper to make, more consistent from shot to shot, and just as strong. [...]
Wed, Jan 22, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have discovered Earth's oldest asteroid strike occurred at Yarrabubba, in outback Western Australia, and coincided with the end of a global deep freeze known as a Snowball Earth. The research used isotopic analysis of minerals to calculate the precise age of the Yarrabubba crater for the first time, putting [...]
Wed, Jan 22, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists think that current models are incomplete and that we may be underestimating crop losses. A new study shows that infested tomato plants, in their efforts to fight off caterpillars, don't adapt well to rising temperatures. This double-edged sword worsens their productivity. [...]
Tue, Jan 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists has found atmospheric levels growing at record values. [...]
Tue, Jan 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
New research calls for action to minimize the risk of the platypus vanishing due to habitat destruction, dams and weirs. [...]
Tue, Jan 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Researchers tested approximately 4,518 drug compounds on 578 human cancer cell lines and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognized anti-cancer activity. These drugs have been used to treat conditions such as diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism, and even arthritis in dogs. The findings suggest a possible way to accelerate the development [...]
Mon, Jan 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The remora clings to other fish—and appears to use an unusual sense of touch to do so. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jan 17, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Planetary exploration news for busy people [...]
Fri, Jan 17, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Physicists have observed quantum entanglement among 'billions of billions' of flowing electrons in a quantum critical material. The research provides the strongest direct evidence to date of entanglement's role in bringing about quantum criticality. [...]
Thu, Jan 16, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. Biologists developed a human antibody for dengue suppression in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the insects that spread dengue. The development marks the first engineered approach in mosquitoes that targets the four known types of dengue, improving upon previous [...]
Thu, Jan 16, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Mussels and crabs are two of the creatures most likely to invade Antarctica in the next 10 years, a panel of scientists say. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jan 16, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Soil bacteria may have taken residence in early algal species, gifting the algae with the ability to withstand drier conditions on land. Annie Sneed reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Jan 14, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The Murchison meteorite, which screamed to Earth 50 years ago, carried with it stardust that's seven billion years old. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Jan 13, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Hunted areas of Gabon have fewer large mammals and a thicker forest understory—but they also have fewer termites. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sun, Jan 12, 2020, Continue reading at the source
NASA's final 2020 budget rejected every major cut proposed by the Trump Administration, increased funding for popular congressional projects such as the Space Launch System, and underfunded several key administration proposals, including a human-qualified lunar lander and low-Earth orbit commercialization projects. [...]
Fri, Jan 10, 2020, Continue reading at the source