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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 new study led by paleoanthropologists reveals that Lucy's species Australopithecus afarensis had an ape-like brain. However, the protracted brain growth suggests that -- as is the case in humans -- infants may have had a long dependence on caregivers. [...]
Fri, Apr 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Plus space backgrounds for your work-at-home meetings [...]
Fri, Apr 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Humboldt squid can rapidly change the pigmentation and luminescence patterns on their skin by contracting and relaxing their muscles, possibly to communicate. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Humboldt squid can rapidly change the pigmentation and luminescence patterns on their skin by contracting and relaxing their muscles, possibly to communicate. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists share details of the most ancient fossil of Homo erectus known and discuss how these new findings are forcing us to rewrite a part of our species' evolutionary history. [...]
Thu, Apr 02, 2020, Continue reading at the source
An international team has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. [...]
Thu, Apr 02, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A potential COVID-19 vaccine, delivered by microscopic needles, produces antibodies specific to the virus when tested in mice. This is the first peer-reviewed paper describing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The next step is a human clinical trial. [...]
Thu, Apr 02, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Dating back 67 million years, this representative of the group of modern birds has been dubbed the Wonderchicken. [Not an April Fool's Day joke.] -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Apr 02, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Since some services like Zoom allow you to create virtual backgrounds, I thought I might offer you the opportunity to take your home office to Mars, or the Moon, or other fun places in space. [...]
Wed, Apr 01, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. [...]
Wed, Apr 01, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Genetic information from an 800,000-year-old human fossil has been retrieved for the first time. The results shed light on one of the branching points in the human family tree, reaching much further back in time than previously possible. [...]
Wed, Apr 01, 2020, Continue reading at the source
To make it in urban areas, birds tend to be either large-brained that produce few offspring or small-brained and extremely fertile. In natural habitats, most birds brains are of average size. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Apr 01, 2020, Continue reading at the source
To make it in urban areas, birds tend to be either large-brained and able to produce few offspring or small-brained and extremely fertile. In natural habitats, most birds brains are of average size. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Apr 01, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as 'intermediate-mass,' which betrayed its existence by tearing apart a wayward star that passed too close. [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A new brain-imaging study has studied the brain activity of jazz guitarists during improvisation to show that creativity is, in fact, driven primarily by the right hemisphere in musicians who are comparatively inexperienced at improvisation. However, musicians who are highly experienced at improvisation rely primarily on their left hemisphere. [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon dioxide and water into organic molecules and oxygen. On Earth, such a biohybrid could remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. On Mars, it would provide colonists [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The diets of coyotes varied widely depending on whether they were living in rural, suburban or urban environments--but pretty much anything is fair game. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Nuclear physicists conducted a physics experiment that utilizes novel techniques to study the nature and origin of heavy elements in the universe. [...]
Mon, Mar 30, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The bilateral organism crawled on the seafloor, taking in organic matter at one end and dumping the remains out the other some 555 million years ago. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sun, Mar 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Here are a few brief reports about science and technology from around the planet, including one about the discovery of an intact chicken egg dating to Roman Britain. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sun, Mar 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source