Astronomers discover powerful aurora beyond solar system

Astronomers have discovered the first aurora ever seen in an object beyond our Solar System. The aurora -- similar to the famous "Northern Lights" on Earth -- is 10,000 times more powerful than any previously seen. They found the aurora...

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First detection of lithium from an exploding star

This image from the New Technology Telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory shows Nova Centauri 2013 in July 2015 as the brightest star in the centre of the picture. This was more than eighteen months after the initial explosive outburst. This nova was the first in which evidence of lithium has been found.The chemical element lithium has been found for the first time in material ejected by a nova. Observations of Nova Centauri 2013 made using telescopes at ESO's La Silla Observatory,...

World's first bilateral hand transplant on child at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world's first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the...

Chimpanzees binge on clay to detox and boost the minerals in their diet

In this image, a juvenile male Zed eats clay.Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study published in the early version of...

'Carbon sink' detected underneath world's deserts

The world's deserts may be storing some of the climate-changing carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, a new study suggests. Massive aquifers underneath deserts could hold more carbon than all...

A single hair shows researchers what a bear has been eating

Researchers used single hairs from grizzly bears at the Washington State University Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center to develop a new, more precise way to look at a what wild bear eat.U.S. and Canadian researchers have found they can get a good idea of a grizzly bear's diet over several months by looking at a single hair. The technique, which measures...

USF researchers find reasons behind increases in urban flooding

This is Thomas Wahl, University of South Florida.Scientists at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science investigating the increasing risk of 'compound flooding' for major U.S. cities have found that flooding risk is greatest for...

Mobile stroke treatment units may greatly improve survival rates, chance of recovery for ischemic stroke patients

Two new studies presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 12th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, report that Mobile Stroke Treatment Units (MSTUs) can significantly reduce the time it...

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New study: Consumers don't view GMO labels as negative 'warnings'

Jane Kolodinsky, professor and chair of the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont, presented results from a study at annual conference of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association on July 27 in San Francisco showing that GMO labeling would not act as 'warning labels' and scare consumers away from buying products with GMO ingredients.A new study released just days after the U.S. House passed a bill that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods reveals that GMO labeling would not...

Trigger found for defense to rice disease

This is Dr Benjamin Schwessinger.Biologists have discovered how the rice plant's immune system is triggered by disease, in a discovery that could boost crop yields and lead to more disease-resistant types of rice.

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Bossy cock takes the lead vocal of cock-a-doodle-do

Roosters crow in order of precedence of social ranking.From ancient times, people have been aware of the rooster's "cock-a-doodle-do" that marks the break of dawn, but has anyone wondered who crows first? In a new study published in...

Researchers design first artificial ribosome

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes within the cell. The engineered...

Research with bite

<em>Gorgosaurus</em> is shown using its specialized teeth for feeding on a young <em>Corythosaurus</em> in Alberta, 75 million years ago.The Tyrannosaurus rex and its fellow theropod dinosaurs that rampage across the screen in movies like Jurassic World were successful predators partly due to a unique, deeply serrated tooth structure...

First measurements taken of South Africa's Iron Age magnetic field history

Magnetic field strength in the South Atlantic Anomaly is shown.A team of researchers has for the first time recovered a magnetic field record from ancient minerals for Iron Age southern Africa (between 1000 and 1500 AD). The data,...

Washington, DC sinking fast, adding to threat of sea-level rise

New research led by University of Vermont scientists Paul Bierman (left), and by his former graduate student, Ben DeJong (right), confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, DC, could drop by six or more inches in the next century -- adding to the problems of sea-level rise. The study also shows that this sinking land will continue, unabated, for tens of thousands of years.New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century--adding to...

Dense star clusters shown to be binary black hole factories

The coalescence of two black holes -- a very violent and exotic event -- is one of the most sought-after observations of modern astronomy. But, as these mergers emit no...

New computer model could explain how simple molecules took first step toward life

Brookhaven researchers Sergei Maslov (left) and Alexi Tkachenko developed a theoretical model to explain molecular self-replication.Nearly four billion years ago, the earliest precursors of life on Earth emerged. First small, simple molecules, or monomers, banded together to form larger, more complex molecules, or polymers. Then...

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Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point

Compounds made from hafnium and carbon have some of the highest known melting points. Using computer simulations, Brown University engineers predict that a material made with hafnium, nitrogen, and carbon will have a higher melting point than any known material.Using powerful computer simulations, researchers from Brown University have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance.

Sochi Winter Olympics 'cost billions more than estimated'

As the International Olympic Committee prepares to choose between Beijing (China) and Almaty (Kazakhstan) as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, a new report shows that the cost of...

Study finds non-genetic cancer mechanism

Cancer can be caused solely by protein imbalances within cells, a study of ovarian cancer has found.

Inbreeding not to blame for Colorado's bighorn sheep population decline

A bighorn sheep in Colorado is pictured.The health of Colorado's bighorn sheep population remains as precarious as the steep alpine terrain the animals inhabit, but a new study led by researchers at the University of Colorado...

Scripps researchers map out trajectory of April 2015 earthquake in Nepal

Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have accurately mapped out the movement of the devastating 7.8-magnitude Nepal earthquake that killed over 9,000 and injured over 23,000...

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