Top Science News
March 30, 2017

Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years ago into a frigid desert world, ... read more
In 2013, materials scientists grew a 'garden' of self-assembled crystal microstructures. Now, applied mathematicians have developed a framework to better understand and control the fabrication of ... read more
Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter ... read more
A subject who was paralyzed below his shoulders in a bicycling accident, is believed to be the first person with quadriplegia in the world to have ... read more
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Health News
March 30, 2017

When we are around four years old we suddenly start to understand that other people think and that their view of the world is often different from ... read more
A long-term study of 565 children who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline has shown that their exposure to the powerful neurotoxin may have led to a loss of intelligence and occupational standing ... read more
Insufficient sleep during the week, and attempts to catch up at the weekend lead to ‘social jet lag’, finds a new study. Delaying school start ... read more
Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of anthropologists indicates. These results call into question “the social brain hypothesis,” which has posited that humans and ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
March 30, 2017

A mysterious flash of X-rays has been discovered by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in the deepest X-ray image ever obtained. This source likely ... read more
Using advanced modeling and simulation, seismic data generated by earthquakes, and one of the world's fastest supercomputers, a team of scientists is creating a detailed 3-D picture of Earth's ... read more
A young-looking volcanic caldera on the Moon has been interpreted by some as evidence of relatively recent lunar volcanic activity, but new research suggests it's not so young after ... read more
Using sunlight to drive chemical reactions, such as artificial photosynthesis, could soon become much more efficient thanks to ... read more
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Environment News
March 30, 2017

A honeybee can carry up to 30 percent of its body weight in pollen because of the strategic spacing of its nearly three million hairs. The gap between each eye hair is approximately the same size as ... read more
New insights have been gained into one of nature's great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of the ... read more
Research on Prochlorococcus, the most abundant life form in the oceans, shows the bacterium's metabolism evolved in a way that may have helped trigger the rise of other organisms, to form a more ... read more
Dust from as far away as the Gobi Desert in Asia is providing more nutrients than previously thought for plants, including giant sequoias, in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, a team of ... read more
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Society/Education News
March 30, 2017

The near-paranoia related to Zika leading up to the 2016 Rio Games could have been avoided by heeding the lessons of previous epidemics, argues a new ... read more
Researchers say it may seem contradictory that a means of generalizing to people at large is used when reflecting on one's most personal and ... read more
On the eve of this year's Earth hour (March 25), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The authors argue a carbon roadmap, ... read more
A cognitive neuroscience, through study, has addressed basic research questions about how our brains process number and magnitude and how such processes give rise to more complex mathematical ... read more
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