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University Develops First Diagnostic Blood Test for Parkinson’s

April 21, 2016 12:22 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Currently, a specialized brain scan is the only means of detection, but mild cases may escape accurate diagnosis and further tests may be needed to rule out other diseases.


Hubble Captures Birthday Bubble

April 21, 2016 11:16 am | by ESA/Hubble Information Centre | News | Comments

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to celebrate Hubble's 26th year in orbit, captures in stunning clarity what looks like a gigantic cosmic soap bubble. 


13-Million-Year-Old Crocodylian Fossils Show Evidence of Parallel Evolution

April 21, 2016 11:08 am | by American Museum of Natural History | News | Comments

The gavialoids are a diversified group of mostly extinct long-snouted crocodylian species. Many of the evolutionary relationships between these species have remained unclear.


Unhealthy Ozone Days Could Increase in Coming Decades

April 21, 2016 10:52 am | by American Geophysical Union | News | Comments

If emission rates continue unchecked, regions of the United States could experience this many days per year of unhealthy ozone levels by 2050, according to a new study.


Algorithm for Robot Teams Handles Moving Obstacles

April 21, 2016 10:45 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) | News | Comments

Researchers will present a new, decentralized planning algorithm for teams of robots that factors in not only stationary obstacles, but also moving obstacles.


Do Gut Microbes, Hosts Work Together During Evolution?

April 21, 2016 9:51 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Academics study the symbiotic relationship between microbiotas and their influence on their hosts’ evolution. 


Pressing the Simplest Element to Exotic Quantum States

April 21, 2016 9:38 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A team of researchers report the discovery of two novel quantum phase transitions that significantly depart from the behavior of pure hydrogen or deuterium.

Scientists Blend Metals to Obtain Alloys Better than Gold

April 21, 2016 9:30 am | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

Two scientists have investigated how the alloying processes of the noble metals affect their optical response to identify combinations that enhance or inhibit the absorption of light.  


Biden Vows to Accelerate Cancer Research Progress

April 21, 2016 9:22 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor, Drug Discovery & Development | Articles | Comments

Vice President Joe Biden pleads to a community of cancer researchers to collaborate and eliminate barriers in carcinoma studies.


Mice Shot into Space Return with Liver Damage

April 21, 2016 9:00 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A group of mice aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth two weeks later with liver damage. So how does this affect humans in space?


Orca Tagging Stops after Dead Whale Found with Fragments

April 20, 2016 6:00 pm | by By Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal biologists have temporarily stopped tagging endangered killer whales in Washington state's Puget Sound after a dead orca was found with pieces of a dart tag lodged in its dorsal fin.


Snake Robots to Handle Subsea Maintenance

April 20, 2016 2:21 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

These slithery serpents could replace the use of larger vessels. 


Scientists Observe Solar Flare from Multiple Angles

April 20, 2016 2:13 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Since these flares travel at the speed of light, scientists want to pinpoint the events leading up to a solar flare.


Possible Energy-Storage System Formed through Chemical Conversions

April 20, 2016 2:13 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Researchers may have discovered a cheaper, safer alternative to lithium-ion batteries. 


NRL Reveals Novel Uniform Coating Process of p-ALD

April 20, 2016 1:43 pm | by Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

Applications for this research demonstrate implications for use in materials like abrasion-resistant paints.



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