Science Daily: Top Science News. 01 December 2018.

Science Daily: Top Science News. 01 December 2018

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

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Russ Roberts

Nov. 29, 2018 — Some lizards in the eastern U.S. have adapted to invasive fire ants — which can bite, sting, and kill lizards — reversing geographical trends in behavioral and physical traits used to avoid … read more 

Nov. 29, 2018 — Astronomers using Hubble found a whopping 22,426 globular star clusters in a nearby neighborhood of … read more 

Nov. 29, 2018 — Astronomers have concluded that gas clouds rapidly moving around a central black hole form the very heart of the 3C 327 quasar, confirming earlier … read more 

Nov. 29, 2018 — Scientists have discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet … read more 

Nov. 29, 2018 — Chemistry researchers have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting … read more 

Nov. 29, 2018 — Beginning more than 1.5 million years ago, early humans made stone handaxes in a style known as the Acheulean – the longest lasting tool-making tradition in prehistory. New research has documented an … read more 

Nov. 28, 2018 — Experimental atomic clocks have now achieved three new performance records, now ticking precisely enough to not only improve timekeeping and navigation, but also detect faint signals from gravity, … read more 

Nov. 28, 2018 — In an advance that could improve the treatment options available for osteoarthritis, engineers have designed a new material that can administer drugs directly to the … read more 

Nov. 28, 2018 — Ancient wildfires played a crucial role in the formation and spread of grasslands like those that now cover large parts of the … read more 

Nov. 28, 2018 — An international collaboration has for the first time identified genetic variants which increase the risk of ADHD. The new findings provide a completely new insight into the biology behind … read more 

Nov. 28, 2018 — Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain … read more 

Nov. 28, 2018 — Forget MRSA and E. coli. There’s another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance — and it’s present on the skin of every person on the … read more 

Nov. 28, 2018 — Chemists propose an innovative way to achieve carbon capture using a rhenium-based electrocatalytic system that is capable of reducing low-concentration carbon dioxide (even 1 percent) with high … read more 

Nov. 27, 2018 — Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each year — most from vehicle crashes or falls. The most severe spinal cord injuries … read more 

Nov. 27, 2018 — The solution to a 75-year-old materials mystery might one day allow farmers in developing nations to produce their own fertilizer on demand, using sunlight and nitrogen from the … read more 

Nov. 27, 2018 — Microbes could have performed oxygen-producing photosynthesis at least one billion years earlier in the history of the Earth than previously … read more 

Nov. 27, 2018 — For most, the time spent staring at screens — on computers, phones, iPads — constitutes many hours and can often disrupt sleep. Now, researchers have pinpointed how certain cells in the eye process … read more 

Nov. 27, 2018 — As far back as 40,000 years ago, humans kept track of time using relatively sophisticated knowledge of the stars, new research … read more 

Nov. 27, 2018 — Global emissions are on the rise as national commitments to combat climate change come up short. But surging momentum from the private sector and untapped potential from innovation and … read more 

Nov. 27, 2018 — Researchers have shown for the first time the physiological mechanism by which a memory is formed and then subsequently forgotten. The research, which was done in fruit flies, looked at the synaptic … read more 

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