Science Daily: Top Science News. 06 November 2018.

Science Daily: Top Science News. 06 November 2018.

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

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ScienceDaily: Top Science News

Posted: 05 Nov 2018 01:09 PM PST
Astronomers have found what could be one of the universe’s oldest stars, made almost entirely of materials spewed from the Big Bang.


Posted: 05 Nov 2018 01:08 PM PST
Although dairy pastoralism once made Mongolian steppe herders successful enough to conquer most of Asia and Europe, the origins of this way of life on the East Asian steppe are still unclear. Now an international team of researchers has uncovered evidence that dairying arrived in Mongolia as early as 1300 BC through a process of cultural transmission rather than population replacement or migration.


Posted: 05 Nov 2018 10:29 AM PST
The presence of water on Mars has been theorized for centuries. Early telescopes revealed ice caps, and early astronomers noted channels that were hypothesized to be natural rivers or creature-created canals.


Posted: 05 Nov 2018 10:29 AM PST
Researchers have discovered that neurons located in the vision centers of the brains of blind rats functioned normally following fetal retina cell transplants, indicating the successful restoration of vision.


Posted: 05 Nov 2018 10:28 AM PST
If extraterrestrial intelligence exists somewhere in our galaxy, a new study proposes that laser technology on Earth could, in principle, be fashioned into something of a planetary porch light — a beacon strong enough to attract attention from as far as 20,000 light years away.


Posted: 05 Nov 2018 09:25 AM PST
No one had reported seeing the strange creature — a cross between a bear and a monkey — since before the Great Depression. Then, this past summer, an amateur biologist stumbled upon the presumed-extinct Wondiwoi tree kangaroo while trekking through Papua New Guinea. The revelation underscored how little we still know about the natural world — a major obstacle to conservation.


Posted: 05 Nov 2018 09:24 AM PST
Orangutan populations are still declining rapidly, despite claims by the Indonesian Government that things are looking better for the red apes. Scientists criticize the use of inappropriate methods for assessing management impacts on wildlife trends. The researchers call for scientifically sound measures to be employed in order to ensure that wildlife monitoring provides reliable numbers.


Posted: 05 Nov 2018 05:17 AM PST
Researchers have developed a photocatalytic system based on a material in the class of metal-organic frameworks. The system can be used to degrade pollutants present in water while simultaneously producing hydrogen that can be captured and used further.


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