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#BeatEngland, beat sunburn
UV detection stickers trialled by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers at the November 2017 Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia, prompted 80% of cricket goers who used the stickers to reapply protective sunscreen. (2019-07-12)
Study highlights need for tailored skin cancer prevention programs
Researchers at the GW Cancer Center found that sun safety practices for attendees at skin cancer screening events differ from the general public. (2019-07-09)
Window film could even out the indoor temperature using solar energy
A window film with a specially designed molecule could be capable of taking the edge off the worst midday heat and instead distributing it evenly from morning to evening. (2019-07-08)
Left out to dry: A more efficient way to harvest algae biomass
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba develop a new system for evaporating the water from algae biomass with reusable nanoporous graphene, which can lead to cheaper, more environmentally friendly biofuels and fine chemicals. (2019-07-08)
Citizen scientists discover cyclical pattern of complexity in solar storms
Citizen scientists have discovered that solar storms become more complex as the sun's 11-year activity cycle reaches its maximum -- a finding which could help forecasters predict which space weather events could have potentially devastating consequences for modern technologies at Earth. (2019-07-01)
NASA's TESS mission finds its smallest planet yet
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a world between the sizes of Mars and Earth orbiting a bright, cool, nearby star. (2019-06-27)
(Not only) the wind shows the way
When the South African dung beetle rolls its dung ball through the savannah, it must know the way as precisely as possible. (2019-06-25)
Dung beetles get wind
Researchers have shown for the first time that these insects use different directional sensors to achieve the highest possible navigational precision in different conditions. (2019-06-25)
Dung beetles use wind compass when the sun is high
Researchers have shown for the first time that an animal uses different directional sensors to achieve the highest possible navigational precision in different conditions. (2019-06-25)
Certain cells secrete a substance in the brain that protects neurons, USC study finds
USC researchers have discovered a secret sauce in the brain's vascular system that preserves the neurons needed to keep dementia and other diseases at bay. (2019-06-24)
Smash and grab: A heavyweight stellar champion for dying stars
PNe theoretically derive from stars in the range 1-8 times the mass of the Sun, representing 90% of all stars more massive than the sun. (2019-06-24)
NASA selects SwRI's PUNCH mission to image beyond the Sun's outer corona
NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute to lead the 'Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere' (PUNCH) mission, a landmark Small Explorers Program mission that will image beyond the Sun's outer corona. (2019-06-20)
New AI system manages road infrastructure via Google Street View
A program to monitor street signs automatically via Google Street View will save time and money for municipal authorities. (2019-06-18)
Collaborative research charts course to hundreds of new nitrides
A groundbreaking research effort involving scientists at NREL; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); University of Colorado, Boulder (CU); and other partner institutions around the country recently published 'A Map of the Inorganic Ternary Metal Nitrides,' which appears in Nature Materials. (2019-06-18)
View of the Earth in front of the Sun
An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has discovered two new Earth-like planets near one of our closest stars. (2019-06-18)
NASA scientists find sun's history buried in moon's crust
The Sun's rotation rate in its first billion years is unknown. (2019-06-17)
Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems
A survey of 300 stars in search of exoplanets finds that massive, Jupiter-like gas giants are found just about where Jupiter is in our own solar system. (2019-06-12)
Rare 'superflares' could one day threaten Earth
New research shows that the sun could experience a massive burst of energy called a superflare sometime in the next several thousand years. (2019-06-11)
The sun may have a dual personality, simulations suggest
A deep dive into the sun's interior provides new clues to the forces that govern that star's internal clock. (2019-06-11)
Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms help patients fight tuberculosis
In a new study, researchers show that sun-exposed oyster mushrooms offer a readily available source of vitamin D that can help TB patients respond better to anti-TB drugs by improving immune response. (2019-06-09)
A new method for 3D reconstructions of eruptive events on sun
An international team of scientists, led by Skoltech professor Tatiana Podladchikova, has developed a new 3D method for reconstructing space weather phenomena; in particular, the shock waves produced by the Sun's energy outbursts. (2019-06-05)
What if you could spot skin cancer before it got too serious?
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. (2019-06-05)
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. (2019-06-05)
Solving the sun's super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe
It's one of the greatest and longest-running mysteries surrounding, quite literally, our sun -- why is its outer atmosphere hotter than its fiery surface? (2019-06-04)
Swapping water for CO2 could make fracking greener and more effective
Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China University of Petroleum (Beijing) have demonstrated that CO2 may make a better hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid than water. (2019-05-30)
NICER's night moves trace the X-ray sky
This is a map of the entire sky in X-rays recorded by NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), a payload on the International Space Station. (2019-05-30)
Sunshine may decrease risk of inflammatory bowel disease
Children who spend half an hour a day outside in the sun reduce their risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). (2019-05-29)
The sun follows the rhythm of the planets
One of the big questions in solar physics is why the sun's activity follows a regular cycle of 11 years. (2019-05-27)
Scientists uncover exotic matter in the sun's atmosphere
Scientists today announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the sun's atmosphere. (2019-05-24)
Massive Martian ice discovery opens a window into red planet's history
Newly discovered layers of ice buried a mile beneath Mars' north pole are the remnants of ancient polar ice sheets and could be one of the largest water reservoirs on the planet, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona. (2019-05-22)
Initial results from New Horizon's exploration of distant Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69
On Jan. 1, 2019, the New Horizons Spacecraft conducted a flyby of (486958) 2014 MU69 -- a distant object orbiting in the outer reaches of the solar system. (2019-05-16)
Five things to know about melanoma
'Five things to know about ... melanoma' in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides a brief overview of this malignant skin cancer for physicians and patients. (2019-05-13)
Researchers discover 'daywake,' a siesta-suppressing gene
Rutgers researchers have identified a siesta-suppressing gene in fruit flies, which sheds light on the biology that helps many creatures, including humans, balance the benefits of a good nap against those of getting important activities done during the day. (2019-05-09)
Does sunscreen compromise vitamin D levels?
Sunscreen can reduce the sun's adverse effects, but there are concerns that it might inhibit the body's production of vitamin D. (2019-05-09)
Blue supergiant stars open doors to concert in space
Blue supergiants are rock-and-roll: they live fast and die young. (2019-05-06)
Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets. (2019-04-24)
Island lizards are expert sunbathers, and researchers find it's slowing their evolution
If you've ever spent some time in the Caribbean, you might have noticed that humans are not the only organisms soaking up the sun. (2019-04-22)
Explosion on Jupiter-sized star 10 times more powerful than ever seen on our Sun
A stellar flare 10 times more powerful than anything seen on our Sun has burst from an ultracool star almost the same size as Jupiter. (2019-04-17)
Astronomers discover third planet in the Kepler-47 circumbinary system
The SDSU-led research has been published in the Astronomical Journal. (2019-04-16)
Lower approval rates evidence of discrimination for same-sex borrowers
Mortgage lenders are less likely to approve loans for same-sex couples. (2019-04-16)
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