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  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 19, 2017

    MUSEUM SEEKS TO CONVINCE INDIANS THAT TOILETS ARE NOT DIRTY

    A throne with a built-in commode for a French monarch takes pride of place at a New Delhi museum trying to break taboos surrounding...

  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 19, 2017

    FOTIS KAFATOS, DISTINGUISHED GREEK BIOLOGIST, DIES AT 77

    Fotis Kafatos, a Greek molecular biologist who had a distinguished academic career in both the United States and Europe and became...

  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 19, 2017

    SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS IN VIRTUAL REALITY TO AID DISABLED

    Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly...

  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 19, 2017

    UK TO HAVE DRIVERLESS CARS BY 2021: GOVT

    British finance minister Philip Hammond is to announce £75 million funding for Artificial Intelligence and plans to put driverless...

    Energy & Green Tech
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 18, 2017

    NASA LAUNCHES NEXT-GENERATION WEATHER SATELLITE

    NASA on Saturday launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts.

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 18, 2017

    100 FULL MOONS: BLAZING FIREBALL LIGHTS UP ARCTIC SKY

    A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full...

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 18, 2017

    GERMANY BANS CHILDREN'S SMART WATCHES WITH LISTENING APP

    German regulators have banned certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, saying the devices have been used to listen in on...

    Consumer & Gadgets
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 18, 2017

    KEEPING IT REAL: UN CLIMATE TALKS STRUGGLE TO STAY RELEVANT

    There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    20 YEARS OF CHANGING SEASONS ON EARTH PACKED INTO TWO AND HALF MINUTES

    NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of the home planet.

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    WHEN TO FISH: TIMING MATTERS FOR FISH THAT MIGRATE TO REPRODUCE

    It's no secret that human activities affect fish, particularly those that must migrate to reproduce. Years of building dams and polluting...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    THESE RING-TAILED LEMURS RAISE A 'STINK' WHEN THEY FLIRT WITH POTENTIAL MATES

    A U of T Scarborough study finds that a unique ritual performed by male ring-tailed lemurs may come at a significant physical cost,...

    Plants & Animals
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    HEAVY NITROGEN MOLECULES REVEAL PLANETARY-SCALE TUG-OF-WAR

    Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally...

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    BREAKTHROUGH COULD LAUNCH ORGANIC ELECTRONICS BEYOND CELL PHONE SCREENS

    A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University...

    Phone, Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    MATHEMATICIAN'S STUDY OF 'SWARMALATORS' COULD DIRECT FUTURE SCIENCE

    How does the Japanese tree frog figure into the latest work of noted mathematician Steven Strogatz? As it turns out, quite prominently.

    Science, Mathematics
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    APPLE PUSHES BACK RELEASE OF HOMEPOD SPEAKER TO 2018

    Apple said Friday it was delaying until early next year the release of its HomePod speaker set to compete with Amazon's Alexa-powered...

    Google, Apple, Consumer & Gadgets
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    MAPPING 'DAMAGE TRAILS' LETS RESEARCHERS FOLLOW THE WATER IN PHOTOSYSTEM II

    Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have traced the paths of three water channels in an ancient photosynthetic organism...

    Biotechnology
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    GAME REVIEW: 'NEED FOR SPEED: PAYBACK,' WRONG WAY

    Racing simulators are thriving within the genre these days, but arcade racers offer a brief respite from the tighter sim experiences...

    Software
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES CAN MAKE IT EASIER TO RECYCLE PLASTICS

    Most of the 150 million tons of plastics produced around the world every year end up in landfills, the oceans and elsewhere. Less than...

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    APPLE'S SMART SPEAKER HOMEPOD MAY GET FACE ID: REPORT

    Apple's new Face ID technology may be coming to a living room near you.

    Apple, Consumer & Gadgets
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 17, 2017

    TAKING A SPIN ON PLASMA SPACE TORNADOES WITH NASA OBSERVATIONS

    Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly...

    Space Exploration