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Top Science News
May 14, 2019

Top Headlines

 Rewards are frequently used to encourage learning, but rewards may actually mask true knowledge, finds a new study with rodents … read more 
 Researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: … read more 
 To move through the world, you need a sense of your surroundings, especially of the constraints that restrict your movement: the walls, ceiling and other barriers that define … read more 
 Researchers have discovered that Pseudomonas bacteria can detect the speed (shear rate) of flow regardless of the force. By linking the flow-detecting gene to one responsible … read more 
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 Studying microscopic worms, scientists have identified a brain circuit that drives repetitive behavior — providing potential clues for understanding some human psychiatric … read more 

 Astronomers have mapped the substance aluminum monoxide in a cloud around a distant young star — Origin Source I. The finding clarifies some important details about how our solar system, and … read more 

 Scientists have studied potential cancer suppression mechanisms in cetaceans, the mammalian group that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Biologists picked apart the genome of the humpback … read more 

 The deep sea is home to fish species that can detect various wavelengths of light in near-total darkness. Unlike other vertebrates, they have several genes for the light-sensitive photopigment … read more 

 Researchers have found that the enzyme responsible for the methane-methanol conversion in methanotrophic bacteria catalyzes the reaction at a site that contains just one copper ion. This finding … read more 

 Larch trees in the permafrost forests of northeastern China — the northernmost tree species on Earth — are growing faster as a result of climate change. A new study of growth rings from Dahurian … read more 

 New research has identified properties in materials that could one day lead to applications such as more powerful data storage devices that continue to hold information even after a device has been … read more 

 Astronomers found that as planets form out of the chaotic churn of gravitational, hydrodynamic — or, drag — and magnetic forces and collisions within the dusty, gaseous protoplanetary disk that … read more 

 NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the Universe’s earliest galaxies were brighter than expected. The excess light is a by-product of the galaxies releasing incredibly … read more 

 To address messy measurements of the cosmic web that connects matter in the universe, researchers developed a way to improve the accuracy and clarity of these measurements based on the stretching of … read more 

 Paleontologists finds that it is unlikely that a two-million-year-old, apelike fossil from South Africa is a direct ancestor of Homo, the genus to which modern-day humans … read more 

 Instead of ballooning into spheres, as once thought, early supernovae ejected jets that may have seeded new … read more 

 Scientists have used an experimental therapy that relies on bacteria-infecting viruses collected, in part, through HHMI’s SEA-PHAGES program to fight a Mycobacterium infection in a 15-year-old … read more 

 Researchers have found that therapy that can induce heart cells to regenerate after a heart … read more 

 The science of what makes good chocolate has been revealed by researchers studying a 140-year-old mixing … read more 

 Researchers have found, analyzing data from the Gaia satellite, that a strong star formation burst occurred in the Milky Way about 2 to 3 billion years ago. In this process, more than 50 percent of … read more 

 Scientists have succeeded in developing a piece of hardware which could pave the way for creating computers resembling the human brain. They produced a chip containing a network of artificial neurons … read more 

 Radioactive carbon released into the atmosphere from 20th-century nuclear bomb tests has reached the deepest parts of the ocean, a new study finds. Crustaceans in deep ocean trenches have … read more 

 In a series of recently published studies using animals and people, researchers say they have further characterized a set of chemical imbalances in the brains of people with schizophrenia related to … read more 

 A new study provides the first evidence of transitive inference, the ability to use known relationships to infer unknown relationships, in a nonvertebrate animal: the lowly paper … read more 

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