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  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    SCIENTISTS GET FIRST LOOK AT GEOMETRIC PHASE EFFECT IN A CHEMICAL REACTION

    In the simplest chemical reaction in nature, the a well-known conical intersection exists between the ground and first excited state....

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    NEW TECHNOLOGY PAINTS IN-DEPTH PICTURE OF ORGANISMS' RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

    Revolutionary new technology created at the University of Plymouth could fill a major gap in our understanding of how organisms' early...

    Cell & Microbiology
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    SCIENTISTS OVERHAUL CORN DOMESTICATION STORY WITH MULTIDISCIPLINARY ANALYSIS

    Smithsonian scientists and collaborators are revising the history of one of the world's most important crops. Drawing on genetic and...

    Biotechnology
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    NEW STUDY SAYS SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR EPA'S ENDANGERMENT FINDING IS STRONGER THAN EVER

    A new study published by Science this week has found that scientific evidence supporting the EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding for greenhouse...

    Science, Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    CHEMICAL BIOLOGISTS UNEARTH CAUSE OF A RARE BRAIN DISORDER

    Babies born with pontocerebellar hypoplasia type Ib often do not survive past one year. Born with an underdeveloped brain, infants...

    Biochemistry
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    TANGLED MAGNETIC FIELDS POWER COSMIC PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

    Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That's...

    Plasma Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    DATA USE DRAINING YOUR BATTERY? TINY DEVICE TO SPEED UP MEMORY WHILE ALSO SAVING POWER

    The more objects we make "smart," from watches to entire buildings, the greater the need for these devices to store and retrieve massive...

    Condensed Matter
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    HUBBLE FINDS FAR-AWAY PLANET VANISHING AT RECORD SPEED

    The speed and distance at which planets orbit their respective blazing stars can determine each planet's fate-whether the planet remains...

    Astronomy
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    NEUROSCIENTISTS UNCOVER SENSORY SWITCHES CONTROLLING INFANTICIDE AND PARENTAL BEHAVIOR

    Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviours towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing,...

    Cell & Microbiology
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    NATIONS 'FACE EXTINCTION' WITHOUT INSTANT CLIMATE ACTION

    Dozens of nations threatened with catastrophe from unchecked climate change warned Thursday they "face extinction" without immediate...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    DEATH NEAR THE SHORELINE, NOT LIFE ON LAND

    Our understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying trace fossils-the tracks and trails...

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    NO. 2 GAS-PRODUCING STATE MOVES TO CURB AIR POLLUTION

    Pennsylvania is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from its vast natural gas exploration fields, with the Democratic...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    SCIENTISTS SCOUR WWI SHIPWRECK TO SOLVE MILITARY MYSTERY

    A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has...

    Archaeology & Fossils
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    VIDEO: SHOULD SANTA WEAR A FLAME-RETARDANT SUIT?

    Saint Nick faces a host of hazards during the holiday season, from the calories in cookies to the dying embers in your fireplace.

  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    FORD ACCUSED OF 'TREACHERY' IN FRANCE OVER FACTORY CLOSURE

    French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire accused Ford of "treachery" and "cowardice" on Thursday in a furious reaction to the US automaker's...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    VIRGIN GALACTIC ROCKET SHIP REACHES SPACE IN TEST FLIGHT

    Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the...

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    GPM OBSERVES HEAVY RAINFALL IN INTENSIFYING TROPICAL CYCLONE OWEN

    As expected, tropical cyclone Owen recently intensified as it moved over the Gulf of Carpentaria and NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    RECORD NUMBER OF MEXICAN GRAY WOLVES FOUND DEAD IN 2018

    Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    SCIENTISTS MAXIMIZE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PLATINUM IN FUEL CELLS

    In the journal Science, Argonne chemists have identified a new catalyst that maximizes the effectiveness of platinum.

    Science, Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Dec 13, 2018

    MARINE MAMMAL EXPERTS GATHER TO IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS TO SAVE THREATENED DOLPHINS AND PORPOISES

    Thirty-seven experts from 14 countries are gathering at the Cistercian Monastery in Heilsbronn-Nuremberg from December 14 to 18 to...

    Ecology