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'I Snapchat and drive!'
Researchers from the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) surveyed drivers aged 17 to 25 and found one in six used the social app Snapchat while behind the wheel. (2019-10-18)
Exoplanet interiors have Earth-like geochemistry
The interiors of some exoplanets have Earth-like geochemistry, according to a new study, which finds that extrasolar rocks share similar levels of oxidation, or oxygen fugacity, to those in the solar system. (2019-10-17)
HARP eclipses CLIP in continuous, rapid and large-scale SLA 3D printing
Objects can be continuously printed from a vat of photocurable resin at rates exceeding 430 millimeters per hour, thanks to a new approach to rapid and large-scale stereolithographic 3d printing (SLA). (2019-10-17)
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain
A study published Oct. 10 in Current Biology has now found that a type of opsin known as neuropsin is expressed in the hair follicles of mice and synchronize the skin's circadian clock to the light-dark cycle, independent of the eyes or brain. (2019-10-16)
How bats relocate in response to tree loss
Identifying how groups of animals select where to live is important for understanding social dynamics and for management and conservation. (2019-10-09)
Early hunter-gatherers interacted much sooner than previously believed
A nearly 4,000-year-old burial site found off the coast of Georgia hints at ties between hunter-gatherers on opposite sides of North America, according to research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-10-07)
MSU economist's research on colony collapse disorder published in national journal
Randy Rucker and two colleagues are the authors of a paper published last month that examines the economic impacts of colony collapse disorder. (2019-10-04)
Researchers use drones to weigh whales
Researchers from Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) in Denmark and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the US devised a way to accurately estimate the weight of free-living whales using only aerial images taken by drones. (2019-10-02)
Can we peek at Schrodinger's cat without disturbing it?
Quantum physics is difficult and explaining it even more so. (2019-10-02)
Preventing future forest diebacks
Removing dead trees from the forests and reforesting on a large scale: this is the German Federal Government's strategy against 'Forest Dieback 2.0'. (2019-10-02)
North American seismic networks can contribute to nuclear security
In a paper published as part of an upcoming focus section on regional seismic networks in Seismological Research Letters, University of Utah seismologist Keith Koper explains how the work of regional seismic networks in North America is contributing to nuclear test monitoring, particularly in the case of low-yield explosions. (2019-10-02)
Seagrass meadows harbor wildlife for centuries, highlighting need for conservation
Seagrass meadows put down deep roots, persisting in the same spot for hundreds and possibly thousands of years, a new study shows. (2019-10-02)
RUDN University chemists obtained new material for antibacterial food coatings
RUDN University chemists have developed a simple and convenient method for producing derivatives of the natural polymer chitosan. (2019-09-30)
Living coral cover will slow future reef dissolution
The living tissue on corals protects their skeleton from dissolving as a result of ocean acidification according to an in situ experiment on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (2019-09-26)
'Treasure trove' of quake clues could be unearthed by wavy new technique
Geologists have improved upon methods to map seabed rocks, helping us better understand underwater earthquakes and the tsunamis they can cause. (2019-09-24)
'Push-pull' dynamic in brain network is key to stopping seizures
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that the spreading of seizures through the brain can be suppressed depending on the amount of pressure within the brain, an important discovery that may revolutionize the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. (2019-09-23)
New research shows that European hedgehogs in Denmark carry a secret
Through a research collaboration between Institute of Biology at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Naturama and Statens Serum Institut, scientists have discovered, that Danish hedgehogs carry mecC-MRSA in their snouts. (2019-09-19)
Heart cells respond to heart attack and increase the chance of survival
The heart of humans and mice does not completely recover after a heart attack. (2019-09-18)
Greenland's growing 'ice slabs' intensify meltwater runoff into ocean
Thick, impenetrable ice slabs are expanding rapidly on the interior of Greenland's ice sheet, where the ice is normally porous and able to reabsorb meltwater. (2019-09-18)
Study explores how rock expands near soil surface in Southern Sierra Nevada
Weathering of subsurface rock in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California occurs due more to rocks expanding than from chemical decomposition. (2019-09-18)
Scientists identify previously unknown 'hybrid zone' between hummingbird species
We usually think of a species as being reproductively isolated -- that is, not mating with other species in the wild. (2019-09-17)
Immune response depends on mathematics of narrow escapes
The way immune cells pick friends from foes can be described by a classic maths puzzle known as the 'narrow escape problem'. (2019-09-16)
Researchers have identified areas of the retina that change in mild Alzheimer's disease
Finding biomarkers that enable early detection of Alzheimer's disease is one of medicine's biggest challenges, and the retina is one of the most promising candidates. (2019-09-13)
Water detected on an exoplanet located in its star's habitable zone
An international study lead by UdeM astronomer Björn Benneke has detected water vapor on the planet K2-18b; this represents a major discovery in the search of alien life. (2019-09-11)
A Goldilocks zone for planet size
Harvard University researchers described a new, lower size limit for planets to maintain surface liquid water for long periods of time, extending the so-called Habitable or 'Goldilocks'' Zone for small, low-gravity planets. (2019-09-11)
Hoary bat numbers declining at rate that suggests species in jeopardy in Pacific Northwest
The hoary bat, the species of bat most frequently found dead at wind power facilities, is declining at a rate that threatens its long-term future in the Pacific Northwest, according to a novel and comprehensive research collaboration. (2019-09-11)
The danger of heat and cold across Australia
Cold temperatures are not nearly as deadly as heat, with around 2% of all deaths in Australia related to heat, according to new research from the University of Technology Sydney. (2019-09-10)
How to make a book last for millennia
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere determine the unique composition of a surface layer on the Temple Scroll, one of the best-preserved of the more than 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, to uncover the ancient production technology. (2019-09-06)
SRL publishes focus section on Subduction Zone processes in the Americas
Researchers from around the globe share what they've learned from an unprecedented amount of data collected in the Latin American Subduction Zone over the past two decades. (2019-09-05)
Methane-producing microorganism makes a meal of iron
A new understanding of how a microorganism produces methane and carbon dioxide could eventually allow researchers to manipulate how much of these important greenhouse gases escape into the atmosphere. (2019-09-04)
Scientists call for infiltration to be better incorporated into land surface models
Better simulating soil's processes helps better predict climate and land use effects (2019-08-28)
Bad Blooms: Researchers review environmental conditions leading to harmful algae blooms
When there is a combination of population increase, wastewater discharge, agricultural fertilization, and climate change, the cocktail is detrimental to humans and animals. (2019-08-26)
Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth
A new study indicates that some exoplanets may have better conditions for life to thrive than Earth itself has. (2019-08-22)
Temperatures of 800 billion degrees in the cosmic kitchen
It is among the most spectacular events in the universe: a merger of neutron stars. (2019-08-22)
Study reveals how stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model
Eating disorder researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat. (2019-08-16)
Deep-earth diamonds reveal primordial rock source in Earth's mantle
An analysis of helium isotopes locked inside 'super-deep' diamonds hundreds of kilometers below Earth's surface suggests that vast reservoirs of molten primordial source rock, perhaps nearly as old as the Earth, are present. (2019-08-15)
How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars?
A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to our Sun. (2019-08-14)
Hard-working termites crucial to forest, wetland ecosystems
Soil bedding increases microbial and termite decomposition activity (2019-08-14)
Non-native invasive insects, diseases decreasing carbon stored in US forests
A first-of-its-kind study by a team that included the United States Department of Agriculture's Forest Service and Purdue University scientists finds that non-native invasive insects and diseases are reducing the amount of carbon stored in trees across the United States. (2019-08-13)
New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage
Largescale 'disturbances', including fires, harvesting, windstorms and insect outbreaks, which kill large patches of forest, are responsible for more than a tenth of tree death worldwide, according to new research at the University of Birmingham. (2019-08-12)
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