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Sea urchins aren’t just ‘bad guys’

Sea urchins play a more complex role in their ecosystems than previously believed, report researchers. Urchins have gotten a bad rap on the Pacific coast. The spiky sea creatures can...

Why planting a flag on the moon was so hard

When Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the United States flag on the moon 50 years ago on July 20, 1969, it represented a major feat...

How much water do snowpacks hold?

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as...

Low cost launching for Cubesats

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Finding inexpensive solutions for propelling CubeSats is one of the most critical components of the rapidly growing industry of commercial launches of satellites the size...

Insects feel chronic pain after injury

Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new research published today from Associate Professor Greg Neely and colleagues at the University of Sydney proves for...

Strange new species of duck-billed dinosaur identified

The most complete skull of a duck-billed dinosaur from Big Bend National Park, Texas, is revealed in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology as a new...

Just one brain region controls appetite

Researchers believe they have identified in mice models a brain region in the amygdala, the brain’s emotional hub, that regulates appetite suppression and activation. The team found the neurocircuitry controlling...

Global farming trends threaten food security

Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: The food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does...

Exactly how fast is the universe expanding?

Scientists are still not completely sure, but a Princeton-led team of astrophysicists has used the neutron star merger detected in 2017 to come up with a more precise value...

Are forests our best weapon against climate change?

Around 0.9 billion hectares—roughly 3.5 million square miles—of land worldwide would be suitable for forest restoration, which could ultimately capture two-thirds of human-made carbon emissions, say researchers. In the journal...
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Banned carcinogen found in minty vape flavors

Pulegone, a potential carcinogen banned as a food additive, is present in high levels in some e-cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, according to...
iPhone11 Pro camera

The functions that the new iPhone doesn’t have but other mobiles do

This week the new iPhone and its versions: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max were presented in California. These new...
Crops

Farmers must learn to reduce, reuse and recycle phosphorus

When Hennig Brandt discovered the element phosphorus in 1669, it was a mistake. He was really looking for gold. But his mistake was a...
Anger

Two out of three comments on Facebook business pages are negative

There are more than 60 million business pages on Facebook and that number is from 2017. With those pages come scores of positive and...

‘Phyjama’, the sleeping wearable

Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, for example,...
Facebook Libra

France warns that the EU will not authorise Facebook crypto currency

The French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, warned on Thursday that the European Union (EU) will not authorise the crypto currency Facebook wants to...
New Joker movie character

More than twenty Android apps have been affected by a malware called Joker

New malware has circumvented the security of the Google Play Store and infected more than 20 applications with more than thousands of downloads worldwide. On...

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