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In a major study released Thursday, a team of government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner - leaving personal-care products, paints, indoor cleaners and other chemical-containing agents as an increasingly dominant source of key ...
scientists examining a work by Pablo Picasso using x-ray technology have discovered that he painted it over a landscape painting by an unknown artist. In 1957, when he was in his 70s, the Spanish painter mused that x-ray technology could one day discover a lost work underneath one of his early ...

Despite their skill and dedicated service - often working for less pay than their male counterparts, or none at all - female scientists faced appalling resistance. women were shunted into the worst roles, mocked for what they wore (trousers or skirts, they could never seem to get it right), and their ideas were ...
For the first time ever, scientists in Antarctica have attached a camera to a minke--one of the most poorly understood of all the whale species. ... and how quickly it can feed," said Dr. Ari Friedlaender, an associate professor from the University of California Santa Cruz and lead scientist on the research.
Via this method, scientists from the German primate Center (DPZ) - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research have discovered a quicker and more efficient treatment for the cells. The scientists changed the so-called HEK293 cell line that is used for the production of therapeutic viruses. The cells then produced ...
Proteins serve a lot of functions in our bodies, from building and repairing tissue to making body chemicals. Now, scientists have figured out how to create brand new proteins from scratch to serve any function they want. David Baker is one of those scientists. Baker is a professor of biochemistry at the ...

The work, led by Cori Bargmann, is made possible by a newly engineered system that allows scientists to record behavioral information for individual worms over an entire lifecycle. It is published in Cell. "There are patterns at every stage of life that are different from the patterns at other stages, and with the ...
science magazine reports that at a meeting of the Association for the Advancement of artificial intelligence (AAAI), computer scientist Odd Erik Gundersen shared a report that found only six percent of 400 algorithms presented at two AI conferences in the past few years included the algorithm's code.
The old adage "No two snowflakes are alike," is wrong. At least in the laboratory. So says a scientist at the California Institute of technology who has been making twin, and even triplet and quadruplet snowflakes in controlled conditions inside a homemade snowflake creation chamber. Kenneth Libbrecht is ...
It's a glimpse of science fiction made fact: scientists have created a new form of light that could someday be used to build light crystals. But before would-be Jedis start demanding their sabers, the advance is far more likely to lead to intriguing new ways of communicating and computing, researchers report ...
In the meantime, scientists are busy pointing out the mistake. It may not matter too much in the grand scheme of things, but if you're going to have a DNA emoji, you might as well make sure you get it right. Other science-related emojis in the list of 157 new ones rolling out this year include a magnet, a test ...
Tell this to a scientist and they'll laugh. Current evidence suggests that romantic love unfolds in more or less the same way in everyone -- both in the way they behave and in the way their brain reacts. In fact, the Daily Mail recently reported that, by 2028, couples will be able to take a kind of "love test," for which they'll get ...
American researchers are looking for new ways to reduce arthritis pain. Arthritis is known to affect older people. Over time, the joints of the body suffer damage and become inflamed. The condition has also been found to affect younger adults who suffer knee or ankle injuries. Now, University of Iowa ...
In light of that reality, scientists and doctors have long searched for a way to proactively head off the problem using a vaccine. One potential approach to a cancer vaccine, highlighted in a new study published Thursday in Cell Stem Cell, might involve using our own reprogrammed stem cells to better train ...
Joachim Frank, a Columbia University professor who won the Nobel prize in chemistry last year, discusses his work during an event at the Albany capital Center on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Albany, N.Y. Frank ... more. Photo: PAUL BUCKOWSKI, Albany Times Union. Buy this photo. Image 2 of 32.
To get a peek inside the cell, scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a sort of "black box" for both human and bacterial cells. Much like how an aircraft's flight recorder, or black box (which is usually actually orange), stores data from a flight, this cellular black box can store ...
Using genomic analysis, the scientists were able to show, in both cases, the deterministic process of selection was the likely cause of evolutionary change. "With the green versus green?striped morphs, the cause of selection was simple and well understood facilitation of predictability," Gompert says.

But free-moving molecules and particles in the fluid can interfere with the process of producing hydrogen, and scientists have long searched for a way to immobilize them. Yamada's team used a protein found in egg to build crystals with lots of tiny holes to trap these particles. The change brought a sense of ...
Date: February 15, 2018; Source: Technical University of Denmark; Summary: Based on data from NASA's K2 mission an international team of scientists have just confirmed nearly 100 new exoplanets, planets located outside our solar system. This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to ...
NASA's "human computers" Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan made their way into our hearts via the blockbuster film Hidden Figures, but there are so many other fantastic black women scientists that deserve the spotlight. To celebrate Black History Month, here are a few more ...
... barred scientists who hold EPA research grants from serving on any of the 23 scientific advisory boards--independent committees that study everything from air quality to environmental justice in order to provide up-to-date, unbiased research to direct EPA policy. Wilson, a behavioral decision scientist of ...
A planet orbiting in the "habitable zone" of its parent star has the potential to host liquid water on its surface -- a critical ingredient for life as we know it. But what if a planet is in the habitable zone only some of the time? Can life still thrive there?--. It's lucky for life on Earth that the sun's habitable zone is ...
Long-term radar and seismic observations from Rattlesnake Ridge will help researchers understand the mechanics of the slide and how it behaves, the scientists say. Then when a similar slope starts acting up in the future, those observations can serve as a baseline for comparison and forecasts.
The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth's magnetosphere, commonly known as the Northern Lights, has been directly observed for the first time by an international team of scientists. While the cause of these colorful auroras has long been hypothesized, researchers had never directly observed the ...
He is not the first: a similar line in the acknowledgements of a 2015 Current biology paper describing a new dinosaur sent viral the proposal of Caleb Brown to his girlfriend and fellow museum scientist Lorna O'Brien. The proposal method has its risks: it relies, of course, on the person being proposed to ...
In the summer of 2016, Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist in Mississippi, received an email from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with a desperate ask. The agency was conducting an "urgent" search for insect scientists around the U.S. who could take up to a six-month ...
USA Today compares these waters to exploring an alien world, and for good reason--scientists have no idea what kinds of creatures can survive under the protection of an ice shelf, because the depths have been impossible to reach. The only clues they have to go on are from a recent Greenpeace ...
But scientists are showing that in chaparral, California's iconic shrubland ecosystem, management can devastate wild bird populations and that fire-risk ... risk in California chaparral," said Erica Newman, lead author of the study and scientist in the UA school of natural resources and the Environment.
Ad hominem arguments -- attacking a person to disprove his or her claims -- is considered a logical fallacy. But a new study published in PLOS One suggests that some ad hominem attacks can effectively erode people's trust in scientific claims. The research found that attacking the motives of scientists ...
Tony Svejcar, of Burns, Ore., has received the 2018 Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Range Management. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to Print Share to email Share to More. By GEORGE PLAVEN. capital Press. Published on February 13, ...
That is one ampere. If this seems kind of arbitrary, it is. An ampere is a base unit. A base unit is one of seven different units of measure that all other units are derived from. These units were selected by scientists as international units that everyone would use. The base unit of length is the meter (3.3 feet) and ...
scientists take an atomic clock on the road and use it to measure the height of a mountain. Deborah Netburn. By Deborah Netburn. Feb 13, 2018 ... This week, scientists described a major step forward in using time to determine height above sea level. For the first time, they took an optical atomic clock out of ...
Travelling with scientists aboard the Arctic Sunrise is reporter Matthew Taylor, who will be putting some of your questions to scientists and experts and using the responses in ... You can share your questions with our journalists, and the scientists on the Greenpeace expedition, via our encrypted form below.
Schug, a behavioral scientist at the College of William and Mary, had been carrying the proposal around in her bag for more than a month, but she ... JOANNA SCHUGCaleb Brown, a paleobiologist at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta, Canada, is one of at least three scientists, as far as we could find, ...
But scientists have reason to believe it will hold up at least as well. Even after 20 days of continued contact with malacidin -- more than enough time for most bacteria to find a way to thwart an antibiotic's effects -- samples of MRSA bacteria showed no signs of evolving resistance to the newly discovered ...
That's what scientists know for sure about what would happen if Washington, DC, were hit by a nuke. But few know what the people--those who don't die in the blast or the immediate fallout--will do. Will they riot? Flee? Panic? Chris Barrett, though, he knows. When the computer scientist began his career ...
For the past nine years, Romeo has been emitting plaintive mating calls, but scientists fear that there are no mates left for the lovelorn amphibian. In a last ditch ... "We don't want him to lose hope," Arturo Munoz, a conservation scientist, told the Agence France-Presse, according to the BBC. "We continue to ...
To find out the real-time effects of alcohol on the brain, scientists used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that measure blood flow and show which areas are most active. Participants were given alcohol or placebo then asked to complete a provoking task while lying in the scanner to gauge their ...
science, it turns out, is an excellent place to find such people. After all, the scientific method requires you to recognize when you're wrong--to do so happily, in fact. ZOHAR LAZAR. What do you do when you discover you're wrong? That's a conundrum Daniel Bolnick recently faced. He's an evolutionary ...
Single Atom in an Ion Trap by David Nadlinger, University of Oxford In the centre of the picture, a small, bright dot is visible: a single positively-charged strontium atom. It is held nearly motionless by electric fields emanating from the metal electrodes surrounding it. laser-cooled atomic ions provide a pristine ...
"The work that federal scientists do doesn't just end in a lab or a report," said Jacob Carter, a UCS research scientist. "Federal scientists track the weather and monitor natural disasters, measure pollution levels, inspect food and monitor the spread of disease. Federal science really matters for people's ...
scientists and researchers are working to debunk the most egregious health myths and educate readers with evidence-based, factual information. ... Yvette d'Entremont (a.k.a. SciBabe), a writer, analytical chemist and forensic scientist, have played roles in quieting the bunk from Vani Hari (the Food Babe).
scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow engineering physics Institute), working in cooperation with researchers from the Russian Academy of sciences, have proposed new materials in which the bipolar effect of resistive switchings (BERS) can be realized. Significantly ...
An international team of scientists is about to embark on a mission to explore the newly exposed marine ecosystem underneath--one that's been hidden for over 100,000 years. Iceberg A-68, as it's called, calved from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf on July 12, 2017. Weighing about a trillion tons and ...
bitcoin fever has apparently spread to the highest levels of Russian defense. Several scientists working at top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility have been arrested for mining Bitcoin while on the job. The scientists are being accused of using one of the country's most powerful supercomputers to mine ...
... with the goal of "finding a path to design nanorobots that can be applied to treatment of cancer in human[s]," writes coauthor Hao Yan of Arizona State University in an email to The scientist. ... The scientists next injected the nanorobots intravenously into nude mice with human breast cancer tumors.
Recently, an online survey asked me to name African women scientists I admired. I found myself struggling -- even though I'm a Kenyan entomologist, researching sustainable ways to feed our expanding population amid a changing climate. I thought to myself, why are there so few of us? I was wrong: We ...
A group of scientists based in Edinburgh and New York have grown several human oocytes to maturity in vitro, raising hopes of a solution for women at risk of premature fertility loss. Writing in the journal Molecular human reproduction, the researcher team - led by Edinburgh University biologist Evelyn ...
Safety breaches at UK laboratories have reportedly spread infections to scientists and exposed others to potentially deadly diseases. ... One scientist working at a PHE lab contracted the infectious disease Shigella, while another, who was employed by a private company, was hospitalised after falling ill with ...
The destroyed science laboratories at the Islamic University of Gaza in September 2010, nearly two years after it was bombed by Israel during its 22-day assault in winter 2008-2009. Reconstruction of the facility was hampered by Israel's severe restrictions on imports of building materials into Gaza.


 

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