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  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 20, 2018

    GABON SAYS MAJOR IVORY TRAFFICKING RING DISMANTLED, 10 HELD

    Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 20, 2018

    DUTCH SHOCKED BY CALL TO BAN EU ELECTRIC PULSE FISHING

    The black clouds hanging over the boats in Dutch ports Friday were not the remnants of wild winter gales, but harbingers of another...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 20, 2018

    SPOTTED HYENA RETURNS TO GABON PARK AFTER 20 YEARS: RESEARCHERS

    A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 20, 2018

    METEORITE HUNTERS FIND FIRST FRAGMENTS OF MICHIGAN METEOR

    Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments.

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 20, 2018

    MISSOURI OFFERED ABOUT $2.5 BILLION IN INCENTIVES TO AMAZON

    The state of Missouri offered Amazon nearly $2.5 billion in incentives spread over 10 years in its failed bid to lure the company's...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 20, 2018

    CHINESE NATIONAL SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR STEALING SOFTWARE CODE

    A Chinese national was sentenced to five years in prison on economic espionage charges in connection with the theft of proprietary...

    Security
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 20, 2018

    EUROPE BRINGS ON CHARM AND BLUE SKIES TO LURE CHINESE TOURISTS

    Chinese tourists are big spenders and with the numbers visiting Europe set to soar by nearly 70 percent over the next five years, the...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 20, 2018

    FACEBOOK TO LET USERS RANK 'TRUST' IN NEWS SOURCES

    Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the...

    Facebook, Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 20, 2018

    CELLS LACKING NUCLEI STRUGGLE TO MOVE IN 3-D ENVIRONMENTS

    University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have revealed new details of how the physical properties...

    Cell & Microbiology
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 19, 2018

    FACEBOOK 'FIX' NEEDED, EARLY INVESTOR ROGER MCNAMEE SAYS

    Roger McNamee, founding partner of Elevation Partners and an early investor in Facebook, is making lots of noise about how to "fix"...

    Facebook, Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 19, 2018

    DALLAS-BASED SKRATCH APP HELPS BUSY TEENS FIND JOBS IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS

    Miranda Alfaro said she's had a difficult time finding a part-time job that fits her busy academic schedule.

    Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 19, 2018

    BREAKTHROUGH STUDY SHOWS HOW PLANTS SENSE THE WORLD

    Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell and respond to environmental cues and dangers-especially to virulent...

    Plants & Animals
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 19, 2018

    SEC LETTER SHOWS BITCOIN FUNDS WON'T HAPPEN SOON, IF EVER

    It may be a while, if ever, before investors can buy an exchange-traded fund made up of bitcoin and other digital currencies.

    Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 19, 2018

    RADIOACTIVITY FROM OIL AND GAS WASTEWATER PERSISTS IN PENNSYLVANIA STREAM SEDIMENTS

    More than seven years after Pennsylvania officials requested that the disposal of radium-laden fracking wastewater into surface waters...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 19, 2018

    TEAM TAKES A DEEP LOOK AT MEMRISTORS

    In the race to build a computer that mimics the massive computational power of the human brain, researchers are increasingly turning...

    General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 19, 2018

    SUPERCONDUCTING X-RAY LASER TAKES SHAPE IN SILICON VALLEY

    An area known for high-tech gadgets and innovation will soon be home to an advanced superconducting X-ray laser that stretches 3 miles...

    Tech, General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 19, 2018

    BIO-RENEWABLE PROCESS COULD HELP 'GREEN' PLASTIC

    When John Wesley Hyatt patented the first industrial plastic in 1869, his intention was to create an alternative to the elephant tusk...

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 19, 2018

    VISA JOINS OTHER MAJOR CREDIT CARDS IN GETTING RID OF SIGNATURE REQUIREMENT

    The days of signing the receipt after a credit card purchase are numbered.

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 19, 2018

    CHARGE ORDER AND ELECTRON LOCALIZATION IN A MOLECULE-BASED SOLID

    Charge ordering in mixed-valence compounds, which usually contain positively charged cations in more than one formal charge state,...

    Science, Condensed Matter
  • By Phys.org   -   Jan 19, 2018

    DO MOON PHASES PRODUCE BIG EARTHQUAKES? STUDY DEBUNKS THAT IDEA

    Huge earthquakes are not significantly influenced by the moon, a new study says.

    Earth Sciences