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Top Science News
November 28, 2019

Hydrogen symbol illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) remotevfx /

Biological Enzymes as Source of Hydrogen Fuel

Illustration of fetus inside womb (stock image). | Credit: (c) Sebastian Kaulitzki /

Babies in the Womb May See More Than We Thought

Obesity definition (stock image). | Credit: (c) Feng Yu /

Obesity, Metabolic Disease: Little Known Protein

Celestial explosion concept illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) aleksandar nakovski /

Highest-Energy Light from a Gamma-Ray Burst

 With unexpected findings about a protein that’s highly expressed in fat tissue, scientists have opened the door to critical new understandings about … read more 
Latest Top Headlines
updated 12:50am EST

Health News
November 28, 2019

Music festival (stock image). | Credit: (c) luckybusiness /

Universal Features of Music Around the World

Caenorhabditis elegans (stock image). | Credit: (c) heitipaves /

Worm Study: Better Immunity, Longer Life

Neurons illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) whitehoune /

How Expert’s Brain Differs from a Novice’s

Brain fog abstract concept illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) the_lightwriter /

Inflammation Linked to Mental Sluggishness

 In learning new tasks, neuron networks in the brain of mice become more refined and selective. Charting changes in neural activity can help inform the design of better computational models for … read more 
Latest Health Headlines
updated 12:50am EST

Physical/Tech News
November 28, 2019

Computer screen listing cryptocurrencies (stock image). | Credit: (c) Colin Cramm /

Environmental Cost of Cryptocurrency Mines

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a massive galaxy cluster, about 4.6 billion light years away. Along its borders four bright arcs are visible; these are copies of the same distant galaxy, nicknamed the Sunburst Arc. | Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Rivera-Thorsen et al.

A Dozen Sunburst Arc Doppelgangers

High-voltage tower (stock image). | Credit: (c) bohbeh /

New Grid Batteries for Renewable Energy

Carbon dioxide emissions concept (stock image). | Credit: (c) acinquantadue /

Carbon Dioxide Capture May Become Big Business

 Scientists have designed an affordable ‘flow battery’ membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical … read more 
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 12:50am EST

Environment News
November 28, 2019

Green leaf in sunlight (stock image). | Credit: (c) Korn V. /

Key to Photosynthesis Unlocked

Modern-day orangutan (stock image). | Credit: (c) Stéphane Bidouze /

Extinct Giant Ape Linked to Living Orangutan

Street flooding (stock image). | Credit: (c) rostyle /

Stalled Weather Patterns Getting Bigger

Salt lake at Coorong National Park, South Australia (stock image). | Credit: (c) sasimoto /

Bacteria May Worsen Climate Change in Future

 Climate change will increase the size of stalled high-pressure systems that can cause heat waves, droughts and other extreme weather, according to a new … read more 
Latest Environment Headlines
updated 12:50am EST

Society/Education News
November 28, 2019

Children with math on blackboard (stock image). | Credit: (c) Tom Wang /

Math Ability: Brains of Girls and Boys Alike

Cheeseburger and French fries (stock image). | Credit: (c) dusk /

Unhealthy Yet Pervasive ‘Hyper-Palatable’ Foods

Child with tablet device (stock image). | Credit: (c) click_and_photo /

Screen-Time and Brain Differences in Kids

Drips from faucet in dry environment (stock image). | Credit: (c) Angelo D'Amico /

Wetter World, Yet Water May Be Less Available

 A new study documents structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based media … read more 
Latest Society/Education Headlines
updated 12:50am EST

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