ON THE EDGE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND ART: HISTORICAL BIODIVERSITY DATA FROM JAPANESE 'GYOTAKU'

Japanese cultural art of 'gyotaku,' which means 'fish impression' or 'fish rubbing,' captures accurate images of fish specimens. It...

COMBINED PRENATAL SMOKING AND DRINKING GREATLY INCREASES SIDS RISK

Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden...

 
 
 

WISDOM OF THE CROWD? BUILDING BETTER FORECASTS FROM SUBOPTIMAL PREDICTORS

Scientists have shown how to combine the forecasts of a collection of suboptimal 'delay embedding' predictors for time series data....

BECOMING LESS ACTIVE AND GAINING WEIGHT: DOWNSIDES OF BECOMING AN ADULT

Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased...

 
 
 

LASER DIODE EMITS DEEP UV LIGHT

Researchers say they have designed a laser diode that emits the shortest-wavelength ultraviolet light to-date, with potential applications...

'MELTING ROCK' MODELS PREDICT MECHANICAL ORIGINS OF EARTHQUAKES

Engineers have devised a model that can predict the early mechanical behaviors and origins of an earthquake in multiple types of rock....

 
 
 

STUDY TRACES EVOLUTION OF ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATION

A study tracing acoustic communication across the tree of life of land-living vertebrates reveals that the ability to vocalize goes...

NEW DOG, OLD TRICKS? STRAY DOGS CAN UNDERSTAND HUMAN CUES

Pet dogs are highly receptive to commands from their owners. But is this due to their training or do dogs have an innate ability to...

 
 
 

CLIMATE MAY PLAY A BIGGER ROLE THAN DEFORESTATION IN RAINFOREST BIODIVERSITY

In a study on small mammal biodiversity in the Atlantic Forest, researchers found that climate may affect biodiversity in rainforests...

PROGRAMMABLE NESTS FOR CELLS

Using DNA, smallest silica particles, and carbon nanotubes, researchers developed novel programmable materials. These nanocomposites...

 
 
 

NEW SCHEDULING TOOL OFFERS BOTH BETTER FLIGHT CHOICES AND INCREASED AIRLINE PROFITS

Researchers have developed an original approach to flight scheduling that, if implemented, could result in a significant increase in...

SPIDER-MAN-STYLE ROBOTIC GRASPERS DEFY GRAVITY

Traditional methods of vacuum suction and previous vacuum suction devices cannot maintain suction on rough surfaces due to vacuum leakage,...

 
 
 

INGESTIBLE MEDICAL DEVICES CAN BE BROKEN DOWN WITH LIGHT

Engineers have developed a light-sensitive material that allows gastrointestinal devices to be triggered to break down inside the body...

LOW DOSES OF RADIATION USED IN MEDICAL IMAGING LEAD TO MUTATIONS IN CELL CULTURES

Common medical imaging procedures use low doses of radiation that are believed to be safe. A new study, however, finds that in human...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS MEASURE THE EVOLVING ENERGY OF A SOLAR FLARE'S EXPLOSIVE FIRST MINUTES

In 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful collision of...

CHEMISTS ALLOW BORON ATOMS TO MIGRATE

Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are important building blocks for synthesis products to produce drugs and agricultural...

 
 
 

HUMAN FETAL LUNGS HARBOR A MICROBIOME SIGNATURE

The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb - as young as 11 weeks after conception - already show a bacterial microbiome signature,...

ACTIVATION OF A DISTINCT GENETIC PATHWAY CAN SLOW THE PROGRESS OF METASTATIC BREAST CANCER

Activation of the BMP4 signalling pathway presents a new therapeutic strategy to combat metastatic breast cancer, a disease that has...

 
 
 

IT TAKES MORE THAN TWO TO TANGO: MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES INFLUENCE ANIMAL SEX AND REPRODUCTION

It is an awkward idea, but a couple's ability to have kids may partly depend on who else is present. The reproductive tracts of males...

MOLECULES MOVE FASTER OVER ROUGH TERRAIN

Contrary to what one might think, molecules can move faster in the proximity of rougher surfaces.

 
 
 



Senate Republicans plan speedy Trump trial

Senate Republicans plan speedy Trump trial

Senate Republicans released their partisan impeachment trial resolution on Monday evening, a blueprint that could result in President Donald Trump's swift acquittal. Senate... Read more ...

Third horse in three days dies at Santa Anita Park

Third horse in three days dies at Santa Anita Park

The number of horse deaths at the California track - almost 40 in just over a year - led officials to briefly halt racing there last year. Read more ...

Man kills coyote attacking son on Exeter trail

Man kills coyote attacking son on Exeter trail

A man killed a coyote with his bare hands Monday after the animal threatened his child on a hiking trail in Exeter, officials said. Read more ...

VIDEO: Father rushes, tackles his son's competitor at high school wrestling...

VIDEO: Father rushes, tackles his son's competitor at high school wrestling match

A father was arrested by police after tackling a North Carolina high school wrestler who was competing against his son. Read more ...

Jubilee the NJ shelter dog with ‘weird' eyes adopted after story goes viral

Jubilee the NJ shelter dog with ‘weird' eyes adopted after story goes viral

All eyes were on this shelter dog. A Siberian husky named Jubilee whose breeder dumped her at a New Jersey shelter because of her “weird” eyelid deformity now has a forever... Read more ...

As trial nears, President Trump's lawyers call impeachment case 'flimsy'

As trial nears, President Trump's lawyers call impeachment case 'flimsy'

President Donald Trump's legal team is asserting that he did “absolutely nothing wrong" and calling the impeachment case “flimsy” and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution." Read more ...

This was Jennifer Aniston's reaction when she found out Brad Pitt watched...

This was Jennifer Aniston's reaction when she found out Brad Pitt watched her SAG speech

All eyes were on Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Read more ...

Wardens identify man killed when snowmobile crashes through ice on Maine lake

Wardens identify man killed when snowmobile crashes through ice on Maine lake

Rescuers followed the man's snowmobile tracks to an area of bad ice, where he went into the lake several hundred yards from shore. Read more ...

READ: McConnell Lays Out Plan For Senate Impeachment Trial Procedure

READ: McConnell Lays Out Plan For Senate Impeachment Trial Procedure

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning for each side in the impeachment trial to have 24 hours to present their case, spread over two days. Democrats object to that... Read more ...

Tim Cook and Apple commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tim Cook and Apple commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

What you need to know Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Apple has a full-page tribute to one of the most important people in America's history. CEO Tim... Read more ...