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Top Science News
June 1, 2019

Top Headlines

 Researchers have suspected that the body’s various circadian clocks can operate independently from the central clock in the … read more 
 Up to 90 percent of people with autism suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why. New research reveals the same gene mutations — found both in the brain and the gut … read more 
 Two large European studies find positive associations between consumption of highly processed (‘ultra-processed’) foods and risk of cardiovascular disease … read more 
 A new hypothesis for Neanderthal extinction supported by population modeling has been … read more 
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Earlier Headlines

 Scientists offer a solution to the fast-approaching physical minimum for transistor size: a multi-value logic transistor based on zinc oxide, capable of two stable intermediate states between 0 and … read more 

 A new device for collecting and purifying water was inspired by a rose and, while more engineered than enchanted, is a dramatic improvement on current methods. Each flower-like structure costs less … read more 

 Birds may not have a word for maroon. Or burnt sienna. But show a zebra finch a sunset-colored object, and she’ll quickly decide whether it looks more ‘red’ or ‘orange.’ A … read more 

 A rover scanning the surface of Mars for evidence of life might want to check for rocks that look like pasta, researchers report. The bacterium that controls the formation of such rocks on Earth is … read more 

 A new study finds that prehistoric humans ‘recycled’ discarded or broken flint tools 400,000 years ago to create small, sharp utensils with specific functions. The artifacts were discovered … read more 

 Researchers report on chimpanzees in Guinea fishing and consuming freshwater crabs, something previously undiscovered. The article describes how this is a potential clue in explaining how our … read more 

 An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in a region close to its star where no Neptune-sized planets would normally be … read more 

 Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have now developed a climate model that can accurately depict the frequently observed … read more 

 A decade ago a new idea was brought into the general scientific community — shedding water from condensers was more efficient by using surface tension to make microscopic water droplets … read more 

 Elephant poaching rates in Africa have started to decline after reaching a peak in 2011, an international team of scientists has concluded. But the continent’s elephant population remains … read more 

 Supernovae bombarded Earth with cosmic energy starting as many as 8 million years ago, with a peak some 2.6 million years ago, initiating an avalanche of electrons in the lower atmosphere and setting … read more 

 Researchers have demonstrated a new reaction for generating oxygen that could help humans explore the universe and perhaps even fight climate change at … read more 

 New computational analysis finds that more than two dozen human zinc finger transcription factors, previously thought to control activity of similar genes across species have in fact human-specific … read more 

 Leveraging artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have demonstrated that mutations in so-called ‘junk’ DNA can cause autism. The study is the first to functionally link such … read more 

 Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, the first ever global study has … read more 

 Researchers have developed a novel solution to help reduce impact forces — for potential applications in spacecraft, cars and … read more 

 A team has discovered two Jupiter-sized planets about 150 light years away from Earth that could reveal whether life is likely on the smaller planets in other planetary … read more 

 Scientists have announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the sun’s atmosphere. Their work has shed new light on the exotic but poorly understood … read more 

 Scientists have reconstructed the evolutionary history of the chelicerates, the mega-diverse group of 110,000 arthropods that includes spiders, scorpions, mites and … read more 

 In the most detailed analysis of how sands move around on Mars, a team of planetary scientists has found that processes not involved in controlling sand movement on Earth play major roles on … read more 

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