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Five local scientists participated in a panel discussion Tuesday night commemorating the anniversary of the March for Science to talk about the work ... She said she decided to run for political office to bring a scientist's perspective to policy making and advocate for incorporating science into public policy.
For the first time ever, scientists have just discovered a new shape of DNA lurking inside human cells. In a study published Monday in Nature Chemistry, a team of researchers from the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney describe finding DNA as a ...

The scientists uncovered the foul-smelling details using the Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer (NIFS) of Hawaii's Gemini North telescope. "Only a tiny amount remains above the clouds as a saturated vapor," researcher Leigh Fletcher said. "The superior capabilities of Gemini finally gave us that lucky ...
Benjamin Santer, a sixty-two-year-old atmospheric scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in California, led the effort to draft the statement. Because his work is almost entirely funded by the Department of Energy, he now fears losing his job. “There are powerful individuals out there who do not like criticism, ...
Uranus smells like rotten eggs, scientists have found. And that's not even the worst of it. The planet's cloud tops are partly made up of hydrogen sulphide, the same chemical that gives rotten eggs on Earth their disgusting odour. As such, anyone who actually managed to arrive there would smell the pungent ...
"For the first time in history, it is possible to efficiently sequence the genomes of all known species," the scientists explained in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, or PNAS for short. “The reasons for undertaking such an ambitious ...

Scientists have just made a surprising discovery involving fat and special immune cells that live within it -- it turns out that 'gd T cells' are the key cogs in the biological wheel that regulates our body heat and protects us against cold shock. The discovery thus reveals a peculiar and previously unknown ...
When stress hits a single yeast cell, its complex molecular response to hardship is passed down through generations of daughter cells, a new Yale study has found. The research — and the tools that enabled it — may help scientists develop drugs sensitive to cellular change and sheds light on how ...
Previous attempts by other scientists to separate fiberglass from resin used chemicals, heat or physical means, which are “energy consuming,” Kumar said. With those approaches, “the value of the material is low and the process not cost effective,” he said. Their process, on the other hand, uses a technique ...
North Korea's Kim Jong Un has bought his way in to talks with China's President Xi Jinping, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, and US President Donald Trump with a commitment to denuclearize his country — but doing so could open up the world to the tremendous risk of loose nukes and loose nuclear scientists.
Dr Heather Ford and her colleagues analysed data from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting and found that, overall; female scientists are offered fewer opportunities than men to present their research. The team examined the gender, career stage and type of presentation delivered by each ...
Okay, so what's a scientist supposed to do? This is where Moore stakes out a more radical interpretation. In her ethical analysis, global warming is like a house on fire; we should throw all we've got at putting out the damn fire. Moore often cites a consensus report, signed by more than 500 scientists in 2013, ...
Hundreds of people lined the streets of the English city of Cambridge on Saturday, breaking into applause as the hearse carrying the remains of famed British scientist Stephen Hawking arrived at the church. Some 500 guests were invited to the private funeral at St. Mary the Great church for the service ...
The launch was seen as another feather in the cap for ISRO scientists, who won Asia's race to Mars in 2014 when an Indian spacecraft reached the Red Planet on a shoestring budget. That feat burnished India's reputation as a reliable low-cost option for space exploration, with its $73 million price tag ...
In the latest peer-reviewed publication on the potential impacts of a border wall on plants and animals, conservation biologists, led by a pair of scientists from The University of Texas at Austin, say that border walls threaten to harm endangered Texas plants and animals and cause trouble for the region's ...
"What we do is try and get computer science into mainstream media but then we also try to ensure that representations of computer scientists on screen are inclusive of women and people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, veterans, all underrepresented groups," said Daraiha ...
Boosting Immunotherapy Treatments in Mouse Colon Cancer. By Jim Daley. Mice treated with an immunostimulant had better outcomes when researchers blocked the expression of TNFR2, a compound that helps tumors evade immune attack. Subscribe to The Scientist · icon-facebook · icon-linkedin ...

... woman to travel in space, and renowned scientist Michio Kaku will address audiences as well. Once again NASA will have a prime spot on the convention floor, with passersby on the way to a costume contest or an autograph session with Sean Astin able to casually engage with real-life space scientists.
Spread across the universe, this mysterious matter doesn't interact with light, which makes it extremely difficult to detect. Scientists have yet to directly measure dark matter, but it's thought to make up around 27 percent of the universe (compared to just 5 percent made up of known matter like stars and ...
When tree rings, ice cores, and cave formations can't cut it, try your luck with whale earwax or bat poop. Roman aqueduct Les Ferreres Aqueduct, in Catalonia, Spain. A few years ago, scientists figured out that they could use the layers of carbon- and oxygen-rich sinter in ancient Roman aqueducts like this ...
Think of a scientist: if you were asked to draw that scientist in the 1960s, you almost certainly drew a male – but a new study shows today's children depict female scientists more often than ever before. In 1966, women earned about 20 percent of chemistry bachelor degrees in the United States. But when ...
CHATHAM -- Sophie Andres, a junior at Chatham High School, was among seven students who captured the top prize at the Nokia Bell Labs North Jersey Regional Science Fair, held March 9 and 10 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The NJRSF is a science competition for high school students from ...
The Department of Defence is reviewing business dealings between one of its senior scientists and the Chinese government's missile development agency amid ongoing concerns about Beijing's effort to recruit western scientists and officials. The scientist, who has a security clearance that gives him ...
Scientists are baffled by a video of an elephant that has been circulating the internet. The video shows the elephant as it appears to exhale a large cloud of smoke. The footage was taken in India and released by the Wildlife Conservation Society. You can see the elephant pick something up off the forest ...
Scientists are monitoring a defunct Chinese space station that is expected to fall to Earth around the end of the month, the largest manmade object to re-enter Earth's atmosphere in a decade. The head of the European Space Agency's debris office, Holger Krag, says China's Tiangong-1 space station will ...
When scientists want to track how the tiniest microscopic plants or the largest of whales move through, they often find themselves without the right tools for the job. Whether looking at creatures that are carried by currents, propel themselves slowly through bays, or cross long distances of open ocean, ...
Prof Colin Buxton, a fisheries scientist at the University of Tasmania, was a fellow co-chair of the Abbott government's review. He believes the new plans are a step in the right direction. “It's a negotiated outcome – it's not an outcome that a group of scientists would have landed with or a group of fishermen ...
But scientists have been expressing concern for years about the emissions produced by burning biomass. Many experts .... Steven Hamburg, chief scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund and an advisory board member, criticized Pruitt's position during an interview last month. “The science isn't done,” ...
Getting ahold of psychedelic drugs is neither easy nor cheap—especially if you're a scientist. Academic research on psilocybin, the key “magical” ingredient in magic mushrooms, has taken off in recent years thanks to studies that have found it a promising treatment option for depression and addiction (as ...
But as Patricia Fara shows in her new book, A Lab of One's Own, the Great War also gave some women the chance to emerge from the shadows and show their mettle as scientists, whether by digging experimental trenches to research trench foot, x-raying wounded soldiers on the battlefront, or inventing ...
During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Italian scientist advanced research in areas such as gravity and heliocentrism. Mr. Hawking had the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, England, for about 30 years. This post was previously held by Isaac Newton, whose Laws of ...
Through the years scientists have gleaned that obesity can impact a person's ability to taste, but until recently it's been unclear why. Researchers at Cornell University report the discovery that, in mice, a tiny amount of inflammation driven by obesity actually reduced the number of taste buds on their tongues ...
For scientists conducting long term research on tigers and their prey, catching an elephant smoking is a rather strange sight. That's what they discovered when they visited camera trap locations around India's Nagarahole National Park. "I believe the elephant may have been trying to ingest wood charcoal," ...
IMPHAL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday exhorted scientists to extend their research from "labs to the land" for the greater benefit of the people ... Referring to renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, who passed away this week at the age of 76, he said the common person knows him not just for his ...
“I can't afford to make any wrong moves,” a PhD scientist and career federal worker recently confided to us, adding grimly, “they are watching us closely.” Normally cheerful and extroverted, she now often appears tired and frazzled. She is not alone—not by a long shot. As federal science and technology ...
Though the scientists found clear markers linking the heritage in question to sub-Saharan Africa, no previously identified population has the precise combination of genetic markers that the Taforalt individuals had. While some aspects match modern Hadza hunter-gatherers from East Africa and others ...
So for this paper led by Sharon Browning, a biostatistician at the University of Washington in Seattle, scientists tried another approach — one that could pick out Denisovan DNA without needing an ancient genome for reference. Her method compared modern human genomes from different regions (Europe ...
Scientists at the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE) believe that map essentially fades with age, but think it may be possible to find ... decreased navigational performance and deficits in grid cell activity", said Professor Thomas Wolbers, a DZNE senior scientist and study supervisor.
"He became one of the most famous scientists in the world — acclaimed as a world-leading researcher in mathematical physics; for his best-selling books ... 1 celebrity scientist." He also appeared in an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and voiced himself on "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," to ...
Scientist collaborators coordinated with the aurora chasers to combine the dates and times of the phenomenon's appearance with data from the European Space Agency's Swarm satellites, which precisely measure variation in Earth's magnetic field, to work out what conditions caused the phenomenon.
... spectrometer in the Quantum Engineering Group (QEG) lab. Advance holds promise for “wiring” of quantum computers and other systems, and opens new avenues for understanding basic workings of the quantum realm. Peter Dunn | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering March 8, 2018. Press Inquiries Share ...
Scientists at the University of Aberdeen believe they have identified a gene which may cause the most severe cases of club foot. The condition can require lengthy treatment, including putting the feet in a cast, surgery, and wearing specialised boots. In severe cases the foot can bend back again, requiring ...
“The authors provide a compelling argument for the existence of liquid-liquid transition in pure water,” Federica Coppari, scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California who was not involved in this study, told Gizmodo in an email. But there's more work to be done, she said. “It is indirect ...
HUMANS could be able to travel through time as much as one billion years earlier but there is one huge issue so challenging that human technology currently cannot fix the problem, scientist Kip Thorne has claimed. By Charlotte Davis. PUBLISHED: 16:48, Thu, Mar 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 16:59, Thu, Mar 8, 2018 ...
In 2014, Nigeria's government rebased Nigeria's gross domestic product (GDP), adjusting the number from US$270 billion to US$510 billion to account for emerging industries such as telecommunication and entertainment that were not captured in previous calculations (1). The new GDP propels Nigeria ...
The scientists posit that “when information is novel, it is not only surprising, but also more valuable, both from an information theoretic perspective [in that it provides the greatest aid to decision-making] and from a social perspective [in that it conveys social status on one who is 'in the know' or has access to ...
Physicists and politicians are rallying to the defense of the Omega laser at the University of Rochester (U of R) in New York, an iconic facility in the search for fusion energy that President Donald Trump has proposed defunding. The move to wind down the lab over 3 years, included in the Department of ...
Yesterday's Texas primary was the first test for scientists seeking seats this year in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the results were mixed. On the plus side, Mary Wilson, a former Austin Community College mathematics professor turned minister, has advanced to a Democratic runoff in the 21st ...
Before you think it was just a few alarmists waving their hands wildly, the article has been trending in scientist circles ever since, seeing it co-signed by a record-breaking 15,364 names from 184 countries. If that's not impressive enough, it currently ranks 6th out of 9 million papers on the Altmetric scale, and ...
Before this year, scientists had seen the temperature there rise above freezing in February only twice before, and only ever so briefly. Last month's record-warm temperatures at Cape Morris Jesup have been more like those in May, said Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute.


 

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