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  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    NEW NASA BOSS GETS 'HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS' FROM SPACE

    NASA's new boss is already getting cheers from space.

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    GIRLS MORE LIKELY THAN BOYS TO STRUGGLE WITH SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL, ACADEMIC NEEDS

    The more failing grades students have during eighth grade, the more likely they are to experience social-emotional learning problems,...

    Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    TELLING JOB SEEKERS HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE HAVE APPLIED INCREASES APPLICATIONS, COULD BOOST DIVERSITY

    Telling job applicants how many people applied for a job on LinkedIn - regardless of whether the number of applicants was high or low...

    Economics & Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    ROBOT HELPS SERIOUSLY ILL EVERTON FAN MAKE HISTORY

    A seriously ill teenage Everton fan made history on Monday by becoming the world's first 'virtual matchday mascot' ahead of his beloved...

    Robotics
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    GOOGLE PARENT ALPHABET PROFIT LEAPS ON AD GROWTH

    Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported a surge in quarterly profits, lifted by strong growth in the digital advertising segment...

    Google, Facebook, Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    CALIFORNIA TO 'WHIPLASH' BETWEEN DROUGHT, FLOODS: STUDY

    California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    FAKE NEWS, THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND FAILURE IN THE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS

    The rise of social media and fake news challenge long-held assumptions about the First Amendment and are undermining the functioning...

  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    RESEARCHER IN FACEBOOK DATA SCANDAL APOLOGIZES

    The academic at the center of the Facebook data-misuse scandal apologized for his actions, but said he thought he did nothing wrong...

    Facebook, Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    RESEARCHERS USE 'ENVIRONMENTAL DNA' TO IDENTIFY KILLER WHALES IN PUGET SOUND

    When endangered killer whales swim through the sheltered waters of Puget Sound, they leave behind traces of "environmental DNA" that...

    Plants & Animals
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    GPM SEES TROPICAL CYCLONE FAKIR FORMING NEAR MADAGASCAR

    The southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season started on November 15, 2017 and will officially end on April 30, 2018. A tropical cyclone...

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    HOW DO YOU GET TEENS TO STOP CELLPHONE USE WHILE DRIVING? SURVEY SAYS, SHOW THEM THE MONEY

    Teens who admit to texting while driving may be convinced to reduce risky cellphone use behind the wheel when presented with financial...

    Phone, Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    LIQUID CELL TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY MAKES A WINDOW INTO THE NANOSCALE

    From energy materials to disease diagnostics, new microscopy techniques can provide more nuanced insight. Researchers first need to...

    Windows, General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    SCIENTISTS USE ROCKET SCANNER TO LEARN HOW WHALES HEAR

    Researchers have used a scanner designed for rockets to collect the first-ever computed tomography scan of an entire minke whale. By...

    Plants & Animals
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    LANDMARK PAPER FINDS LIGHT AT END OF THE TUNNEL FOR WORLD'S WILDLIFE AND WILD PLACES

    A new WCS paper published in the journal BioScience finds that the enormous trends toward population stabilization, poverty alleviation,...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    FEAR OF LOSING STATUS, NOT ECONOMIC HARDSHIP, DROVE VOTERS IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

    It has been a well-worn postmortem of the 2016 presidential election: the white working class, having faced job losses and stagnant...

    Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    SWIRLING LIQUIDS WORK SIMILARLY TO BITCOIN

    Fluid dynamics is not something that typically comes to mind when thinking about bitcoin. But for one Stanford physicist, the connection...

    General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    APPLYING NETWORK ANALYSIS TO NATURAL HISTORY: TECHNIQUE POPULARIZED THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA RANKS IMPACT OF EXTINCTIONS

    A team of researchers is using network analysis techniques - popularized through social media applications - to find patterns in Earth's...

    Science, Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    CARBON CAPTURE COULD BE A FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR US BIOFUELS

    Although considered critical to avoiding catastrophic global warming, the feasibility of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    EARTH BIOGENOME PROJECT AIMS TO SEQUENCE DNA FROM ALL COMPLEX LIFE ON EARTH

    An international consortium of scientists is proposing what is arguably the most ambitious project in the history of biology: sequencing...

    Evolution
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 23, 2018

    FIGHT AGAINST ZIKA, DENGUE GET BOOST FROM RELIABLE SPREAD OF BACTERIA

    A Vanderbilt team took the next leap forward in using a little-known bacteria to stop the spread of deadly mosquito-borne viruses such...

    Cell & Microbiology