ScienceDaily: Top Science News


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Top Science News
March 7, 2020

Brain abstract illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) monsitj /

Scientists Monitor Brains Replaying Memories

Ocean panorama (stock image). | Credit: (c) peangdao /

Early Earth Was a ‘Water World’

Subatomic particles abstract illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) Peter Jurik /

Why Is There Any Matter in the Universe at All?

Peas on plate, dieting concept (stock image). | Credit: (c) Studio KIVI /

How Caloric Restriction Works

 In a study of epilepsy patients, researchers monitored the electrical activity of thousands of individual brain cells, called neurons, as patients took memory tests. They found that the firing … read more 
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Health News
March 7, 2020

Gene manipulation concept photo illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) vchalup /

New Way to Chart Human Genome: CRISPR

Bacterial colony in dish (stock image). | Credit: (c) motorolka /

Artificial Intelligence Yields New Antibiotic

Human thymus illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) nerthuz /

Origins of Immune System Mapped

Plastic bottles (stock image). | Credit: (c) /

Are All BPA-Free Products Safe?

 In search of new ways to sequence human genomes and read critical alterations in DNA, researchers say they have successfully used the gene cutting tool CRISPR to make cuts in DNA around lengthy tumor … read more 
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Physical/Tech News
March 7, 2020

Neutron star illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) Naeblys /

The Force Is Strong in Neutron Stars

Mars (stock image; elements furnished by NASA). | Credit: (c) grejak /

Surprising Science from InSight Mars Mission

Mars (stock image; elements furnished by NASA). | Credit: (c) grejak /

Surprising Magnetic Field at Martian Surface

VANDAM survey: ALMA and the VLA observed more than 300 protostars and their young protoplanetary disks in Orion. This image shows a subset of stars, including a few binaries. The ALMA and VLA data compliment each other: ALMA sees the outer disk structure (visualized in blue), and the VLA observes the inner disks and star cores (orange). | Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), J. Tobin; NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello

How Newborn Stars Prepare for Birth of Planets

 A new study identifies a transition in the strong nuclear force that illuminates the structure of a neutron star’s … read more 
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Environment News
March 7, 2020

Tundra (stock image). | Credit: (c) Georgys /

Thawing Permafrost May Not Be Too Problematic

Neanderthal and modern human skulls (stock image). | Credit: (c) Bruder /

Earliest Interbreeding Between Ancient Humans

Bumble bee (stock image). | Credit: (c) Sadie P Photography /

Bumble Bees: Recognition Across Senses

Tail of sperm whale off coast of New Zealand (stock image). | Credit: (c) Erik_AJV /

Quakes Disrupt Whales’ Ability to Find Food

 As global temperatures rise, permafrost and methane hydrates — large reservoirs of ancient carbon — have the potential to break down, releasing … read more 
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Society/Education News
March 7, 2020

Phytoplankton (stock image). | Credit: (c) tonaquatic /

Seeding Oceans With Iron May Not Impact Climate

Water coming over road in Kemah, Texas during Hurricane Harvey (stock image). | Credit: (c) eric /

Sea Level Rise Could Reshape the United States

View of Earth's atmosphere (stock image). | Credit: (c) studio023 /

Emissions of Potent Greenhouse Gas Have Grown

Medical report (stock image). | Credit: (c) LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS /

Cancer Mortality Continues Steady Decline

 A new study suggests that iron fertilization may not have a significant impact on phytoplankton growth, at least on a global … read more 
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