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Ancient Grains, Sensitive Teeth, Watermelon Love, and More in the Food Science News Source

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:45:16 EST

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Construction Begins on International Mega-Science Experiment to Understand Neutrinos

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:05:11 EST

(image) In a unique groundbreaking ceremony held this afternoon at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, a group of dignitaries, scientists and engineers from around the world marked the start of construction of a massive international experiment that could change our understanding of the universe. The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) will house the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), which will be built and operated by a group of roughly 1,000 scientists and engineers from 30 countries.(image)



Rural Weight Loss, Sweat the Small Stuff, Breathing Issues, and More in the Obesity News Source

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:20:33 EST

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Pangolins in Trouble, Cash for Carbon, Flood Forecasting, and More in the Environmental Science News Source

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:40:32 EST

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Technology That Connects Aging Adults in Rural Areas with Health Experts Improves Weight Loss

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:05:11 EST

(image) Melissa Ventura Marra, assistant professor of human nutrition and foods in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is part of a multistate research team that is evaluating how food security and lifestyle choices such as diet quality and physical activity affect individual health and well-being.(image)



In Saliva, Clues to a 'Ghost' Species of Ancient Human

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:05:53 EST

(image) In saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today. The research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that sexual rendezvous between different archaic human species may not have been unusual.(image)



DHS S&T Awards $749K to Evernym for Decentralized Key Management Research and Development

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:05:23 EST

DHS S&T has awarded Salt Lake City-based startup Evernym a $749,000 Small Business Innovation Program (SBIR) award to develop an easy-to-use, decentralized mechanism for managing public and private keys needed for the secure and scalable deployment of blockchain technologies.(image)






Energy-Efficient Accelerator Was 50 Years in the Making

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:05:54 EST

(image) With the introduction of CBETA, the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator, Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists are following up on the concept of energy-recovering particle accelerators first introduced by physicist Maury Tigner at Cornell more than 50 years ago.(image)



Indestructible Virus Yields Secret to Creating Incredibly Durable Materials

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:30:29 EST

(image) It lives in boiling acid that dissolves flesh and bone. Now scientists have unlocked the secrets of the indestructible virus, potentially allowing them to harness its remarkable properties to create super-durable materials and better treat disease.(image)



Researchers Receive $2.9 Million for 5-Year Monsoon Study

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:51 EST

(image) Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are at the forefront of a five-year study to measure oceanic and atmospheric conditions and flow patterns of monsoons across the Indian Ocean, in particular Bay of Bengal, to help improve predictive models.(image)



Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Quantitative Biology and Medicine

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:05:55 EST

(image) Ten new reviews and original research reports that illustrate how the progression of research assays from qualitative outputs toward increasingly sensitive quantitative outputs is transforming life sciences and biomedical research and diagnostics by improving the ability of researchers and clinicians to detect and quantify increasingly complex assays.(image)



Bringing a 'Trust but Verify' Model to Journal Peer Review

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:05:00 EST

In a commentary published July 20 in the journal Science, lead author Carole Lee of the University of Washington and co-author identify incentives to encourage journals to "open the black box of peer review" for the sake of improving transparency, reproducibility, and trust in published research.(image)



Essential Oils Can Assist with Livestock Digestion, Study Finds

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:05:52 EST

Kansas State University researchers have found that essential oils can play a role in livestock health.(image)



Get Ready for Shark Week

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:05:39 EST

(image) With Shark Week returning to Discovery Channel this Sunday, Texas A&M University shark expert Dr. David Wells can help viewers get familiar with the famous underwater predator from tip to tail.(image)



Buchanan Named Deputy for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:05:36 EST

(image) Michelle Buchanan, an accomplished scientific leader and researcher, has been appointed Deputy for Science and Technology at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory by new Lab Director Thomas Zacharia.(image)



Neutrino Project to Fuel Particle Physics Research

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:05:24 EST

(image) Over the next decade, 800,000 tons of rock will be excavated from the former Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota, to accommodate a particle detector filled with 70,000 tons of liquid argon cooled to -300 degrees Fahrenheit to study neutrinos beamed from Fermilab in Illinois. It's called the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.(image)



Pangolins at 'Huge Risk' as Study Reveals Dramatic Increases in Hunting Across Central Africa

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:05:18 EST

(image) Hunting of pangolins, the world's most illegally traded mammal, increased by a staggering 150 percent in Central African forests from 1970s up to 2014, according to a new study by the University of Sussex, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and other groups.(image)



Pulses of Electrons Manipulate Nanomagnets and Store Information

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:05:17 EST

Skyrmions are a kind of nanomagnet, comprised of a spin-correlated ensemble of electrons acting as a topological magnet on certain microscopic surfaces. The precise properties, like spin orientation, of such nanomagnets can store information. But how might you go about moving or manipulating these nanomagnets at will to store the data you want? New research demonstrates such read/write ability using bursts of electrons, encoding topological energy structures robustly enough for potential data storage applications. The researchers report their work this week in Applied Physics Letters.(image)



Cash for Carbon: A Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Deforestation

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:00:00 EST

(image) A new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change.(image)



Making Flood Forecasting Easier, Faster

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:05:45 EST

(image) Floods and tornadoes are the deadliest disasters in the world. In the United States alone, approximately 80 lives are lost every year due to flood related incidents. In addition to the loss of lives, the nation loses billions of dollars in property damage and spends billions on recovery and rebuilding efforts every year.(image)



A Step Closer to Halting the Spread of Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:05:23 EST

Upstate Medical University researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, Ph.D., M.P.A., and her colleagues have created a mathematical model that can serve as a guide to make monthly predictions on when people are at greatest risk for contracting mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya, due to climate conditions.(image)



Kaleidoscope of Colors Reveals Complex Biological Processes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:05:04 EST

(image) Researchers have developed a technique that uses the vibration of chemical bonds to produce specific colors that allow them to simultaneously observe, in cells and tissues, as many as 24 interacting molecules--each with a distinct color.(image)



NASA's Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:29 EST

(image) While photographing Mars, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a cameo appearance of the tiny moon Phobos on its trek around the Red Planet. Hubble took 13 separate exposures over 22 minutes to create a time-lapse video showing the moon's orbital path.(image)



New Genomic Partnership Speeds Personalized Cancer Treatment

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:30:39 EST

Personalized cancer therapies are on the horizon thanks to a new genomic cancer research partnership between the Gene Editing Institute of Christiana Care Health System's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute and the biotechnology company NovellusDx.(image)