Science News: Top Science News. 02 November 2018.

Science News: Top Science News. 02 November 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top science news stories from “Science News.”  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Russ Roberts

Posted: 01 Nov 2018 01:23 PM PDT
A new study has found that a common coral species might have evolved unique immune strategies to cope with environmental change.


Posted: 01 Nov 2018 10:39 AM PDT
Researchers new evidence that the gut microbiota of immigrants and refugees rapidly Westernize after a person’s arrival in the United States. The study of communities migrating from Southeast Asia to the US could provide insight into some of the metabolic health issues, including obesity and diabetes, affecting immigrants to the country.


Posted: 01 Nov 2018 10:39 AM PDT
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors, according to final reports released today.


Posted: 01 Nov 2018 10:37 AM PDT
A decade of data documenting live births in the United States links babies of older fathers with a variety of increased risks at birth, including low birth weight and seizures, according to a new study.


Posted: 01 Nov 2018 05:53 AM PDT
A new study puts a fresh spin on what it means to ‘go with your gut.’ The findings suggest that gut bacteria may control movement in fruit flies and identify the neurons involved in this response.


Posted: 31 Oct 2018 11:15 AM PDT
Three patients with chronic paraplegia were able to walk over ground thanks to precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cords via a wireless implant. In new research, Swiss scientists show that, after a few months of training, the patients were able to control previously paralyzed leg muscles even in the absence of electrical stimulation.


Posted: 31 Oct 2018 11:15 AM PDT
A promising new therapy to stop Parkinson’s disease in its tracks has been developed by scientists who found that a small molecule, MCC950, stopped the development of Parkinson’s in several animal models. The team hope to commence human clinical trials in 2020.


Posted: 31 Oct 2018 11:14 AM PDT
Long before the formal creation of the Silk Road, pastoral herders living in the mountains of Central Asia helped form new cultural and biological links across the region, new research shows.


Posted: 31 Oct 2018 11:14 AM PDT
Researchers have, for the first time, isolated groups of a few atoms and precisely measured their multi-particle interactions within an atomic clock. The advance will help scientists control interacting quantum matter, which is expected to boost the performance of atomic clocks, many other types of sensors, and quantum information systems.


Posted: 31 Oct 2018 11:14 AM PDT
Using evidence found in teeth from two Neanderthals from southeastern France, researchers report the earliest evidence of lead exposure in an extinct human-like species from 250,000 years ago.


Posted: 31 Oct 2018 09:48 AM PDT
Astronomers have observed the aftermath of Supernova 1987A over a 25-year period, from 1992 to 2017.


Posted: 31 Oct 2018 05:06 AM PDT
Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognize faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space. The result is an AI bot named ClaRAN that scans images taken by radio telescopes. Its job is to spot radio galaxies — galaxies that emit powerful radio jets from supermassive black holes at their centres.


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