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Hominins May Have Been Food for Carnivores 500K Years Ago

April 28, 2016 11:59 am | by PLOS | Comments

Tooth-marks on a 500,000-year-old hominin femur bone found in a Moroccan cave indicate that it was consumed by large carnivores, according to a study.


Math Points to 100-Times Faster Mapping of Gene Activity

April 28, 2016 10:10 am | by University of California, San Francisco | Comments

Latest research by scientists could accelerate – by 10 to 100-fold – the pace of many efforts to profile gene activity.

Blood Biopsy: Releasing Cancer Cells for Better Analysis

April 28, 2016 10:03 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

A new device developed could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment.


SpaceX Shooting for Mars in 2018

April 27, 2016 3:48 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Elon Musk is going to Mars in 2018. Well, not Musk personally, but his company SpaceX is set to be the first private company to land on Mars.


House Panel Approves Bipartisan Drug-Abuse Legislation

April 27, 2016 2:00 pm | by By Alan Fram, Associated Press | Comments

The House Judiciary Committee took an election-year swipe Wednesday at the nation's growing drug addiction problem, approving federal grants that would bolster state and local efforts against the abuse of opioid painkillers.


'Walk-DMC' to Improve Surgery Outcomes for Children With Cerebral Palsy

April 27, 2016 1:34 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

Children with cerebral palsy frequently undergo invasive surgeries —lengthening tendons, rotating bones, transferring muscles to new locations — in hopes of improving their physical ability to walk or move.

Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds

April 27, 2016 11:16 am | by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

From a quarter to half of Earth's vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study.


Fossils May Reveal 20-Million-Year History of Penguins in Australia

April 27, 2016 10:57 am | by PLOS | Comments

Multiple dispersals of penguins reached Australia after the continent split from Antarctica, including 'giant penguins' that may have lived there after they went extinct elsewhere, according to a study.


New R&D Pact Seeks Cure for Aging-Related Diseases

April 27, 2016 10:51 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Comments

Google’s Calico, an institution with a mysterious mission to “cure death” could have competition from a new collaboration between Ascentage Pharma and Unity Biotechnology.


Proteomics Method Measures Carbon Uptake of Marine Microbes

April 27, 2016 10:44 am | by American Society for Microbiology | Comments

A team of researchers led by microbiologists describe a successful trial of a new method of identifying the carbon uptake of specific marine bacterioplankton taxa. 


Bioreactors Ready for The Big Time

April 27, 2016 8:00 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

Design, temprature, and seasonal changes are important factors for bioreactor performance.


Secrets of Deadly Virus Family Revealed

April 27, 2016 7:45 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | Comments

The new view of the virus came with some big surprises.


Discovery Could Lead to Quieter Jet Planes

April 27, 2016 7:30 am | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Researchers find new turbulence physics that explain why jet noise is so loud. 


Large Wildlife Important for Carbon Storage in Tropical Forests

April 26, 2016 1:07 pm | by National Centre for Biological Sciences | Comments

Declines of large mammals and birds due to hunting and forest disturbance, and consequent declines of tree species that they disperse, constitute a global conservation problem.


Scientists Provide New Insights into Gene Regulation

April 26, 2016 1:02 pm | by University of Leicester | Comments

The study focuses on three protein components that make up the core of the NuRD complex.



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