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New Evidence for Origin of Ray-Finned Fishes

May 20, 2016 11:08 am | by Chinese Academy of Science Headquarters | Comments

Chinese researchers used high-resolution computed tomography to re-examine the most complete remains of the fish.


Graphene Makes Rubber More Rubbery

May 20, 2016 9:41 am | by University of Manchester | Comments

Two researchers discovered that adding a very small amount of graphene, the world's thinnest and strongest material, to rubber films can increase both their strength and the elasticity by up to 50 percent. 


'We Don't Know Nearly Enough About Migration'

May 20, 2016 9:32 am | by Max Planck Society | Comments

A migration expert together with three further experts on migration, summarizes in a review article the current state of knowledge.


Frozen-Food Recall Covers Hundreds of Items from Many Stores

May 20, 2016 2:00 am | by By David Pitt - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it'll be difficult to get consumers to dig.


Hawaii Shark Study Aims to Understand Why They Bite

May 19, 2016 10:00 pm | by By Audrey Mcavoy, Associated Press | Comments

New research shows tiger sharks favor waters near Maui that are close to some the state's most popular beaches for humans.


Burial Sites Show How Nubians, Egyptians Integrated Ancient Communities

May 19, 2016 11:55 am | by Purdue University | Comments

New bioarchaeological evidence shows that Nubians and Egyptians integrated into a community, and even married, in ancient Sudan.

Shedding Light on the 'Dark Matter' of the Genome

May 19, 2016 11:32 am | by University of Toronto | Comments

The new tool allows scientists to understand the role of non-coding RNAs.


Computer App Whets Children's Appetites for Eco-Friendly Meals

May 19, 2016 11:21 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

A new educational software application under development is introducing middle school students to the topic of climate change and showing them how their dietary choices affect the planet.


Team Develops Bio-Mimicry Method for Preparing, Labeling Stem Cells

May 19, 2016 11:08 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

The technology could allow researchers to track stem cells in vivo using MRI during preclinical and clinical trials.

Cancer Cells Coordinate to Form Roving Clusters

May 19, 2016 10:00 am | by Rice University | Comments

Two-way communication between cancer cells appears to be key to their becoming motile, clustering and spreading through metastasis, according to scientists.

Ancient Tsunami Evidence on Mars Reveals Life Potential

May 19, 2016 9:39 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The geologic shape of what were once shorelines through Mars' northern plains convinces scientists that two large meteorites - hitting the planet millions of years apart - triggered a pair of mega-tsunamis.


Bayer in Talks to Buy Crop Seeds Company Monsanto

May 19, 2016 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The German drug and chemicals company confirmed Thursday it has entered talks with the Monsanto Co. about the possible acquisition of the U.S.-based specialist in genetically modified crop seeds. 


Database Launched to Study DNA from Midwestern Twins

May 18, 2016 4:00 pm | by By Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | Comments

Researchers who study how genes and the environment influence people's health are hoping that twins who live in the Midwest will contribute DNA to a new database that might provide insight about traits and diseases that are specific to the region. 


Chemists Add Color to Chemical Reactions

May 18, 2016 12:36 pm | by Syracuse University | Comments

Chemists have come up with an innovative new way to visualize and monitor chemical reactions in real time.


Robots Get Creative to Cut Through Clutter

May 18, 2016 12:26 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new software is helping these machines cope.



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