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Hubble Finds Clues to the Birth of Supermassive Black Holes

May 24, 2016 2:58 pm | by ESA/Hubble Information Centre | Comments

Astrophysicists have taken a major step forward in understanding how supermassive black holes formed.


Optics Breakthrough to Revamp Night Vision

May 24, 2016 11:36 am | by University of Sydney | Comments

A research collaboration could make infrared technology easy to use and cheap, potentially saving millions of dollars in defense and other areas using sensing devices.


Getting the Most Out of Natural Gas

May 24, 2016 11:29 am | by Eth Zurich | Comments

The use of natural gas as a raw material for chemicals production is a goal pursued intensively in chemical research. 


Future Sustainable Solutions for Oysters by Looking at Past

May 24, 2016 11:18 am | by Smithsonian | Comments

Oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere have dramatically declined after more than a century of overfishing, pollution, disease and habitat degradation.


Research Sheds New Light on Mental-Health Risks to Children of Older Fathers

May 24, 2016 9:34 am | by University of Queensland | Comments

The increased risk of mental illness in children of older fathers is unlikely to result from men's genes mutating with age, according to new research.


Novel Way to Grow Blood Vessels Could Boost Regenerative Medicine

May 24, 2016 9:26 am | by University of Bath | Comments

Growing tissues and organs in the lab for transplantation into patients could become easier after a scientific discovery.


Peru Declares Emergency over Mercury Contamination

May 23, 2016 8:00 pm | by By Franklin Briceno, Associated Press | Comments

Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining. 


A Peachy Defense System

May 23, 2016 12:51 pm | by ETH Zurich | Comments

Chemists are developing a biodegradable coating for seeds that doesn't hinder seed germination.


Squids on the Rise as Oceans Change

May 23, 2016 12:44 pm | by University of Adelaide | Comments

The number of cephalopods has increased in the world's oceans over the past 60 years.


Rice De-Icer Gains Anti-Icing Properties

May 23, 2016 12:30 pm | by Rice University | Comments

Scientists have advanced their graphene-based de-icer to serve a dual purpose. 


France to Tighten up Drug-Trial Rules after Fatal Incident

May 23, 2016 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

France's health minister has presented a plan to tighten up the rules regarding human drug trials following an experimental test that killed a volunteer in January. 


Getting Cold & Bold with Whole-Body Cryotherapy

May 21, 2016 4:00 am | by By David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Associated Press | Comments

A Steelers' first-round NFL draft choice in 2011 has been using a new way to battle the pain, remain more flexible and boost energy.


You Are What You Eat: Immune Cells Remember Their First Meal

May 20, 2016 11:21 am | by University of Bristol | Comments

Scientists have identified the trigger for immune cells' inflammatory response -- a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human diseases.


Taking Control of Key Protein Stifles Cancer Spread in Mice

May 20, 2016 11:16 am | by Brown University | Comments

In a new study, scientists report that by wresting back control of that protein, they could restore multiple defenses in the lungs of mice, staving off cancer's spread there.


Chemists Develop New Platform for Macrolide Antibiotic Development

May 20, 2016 11:14 am | by Harvard University | Comments

Researchers have created a new, greatly simplified, platform for antibiotic discovery that may go a long way to solving the crisis of antibiotic resistance.


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