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This is a photo of <i>Aparasphenodon brunoi</i> (Bruno's Casque-headed Frog).It's no surprise that some frogs secrete poison from glands in their skin. But researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on August 6 have discovered the first...

Scientists measure slow death of the Universe

A galaxy from the GAMA survey was observed at different wavelengths from the far ultraviolet to the far infrared. The inset graph shows how much energy is being generated at the different wavelengths.An international team of astronomers studying 200,000 galaxies has measured the energy generated within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before, discovering that it's only half what...

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From a million miles away, NASA camera shows moon crossing face of Earth

This image shows the far side of the moon, illuminated by the sun, as it crosses between the DSCOVR spacecraft's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera and telescope, and the Earth - one million miles away.A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last...

Synthetic DNA vaccine against MERS induces immunity in animal study

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus particle envelope proteins immunolabeled with Rabbit HCoV-EMC/2012 primary antibody and Goat anti-Rabbit 10 nm gold particles.A novel synthetic DNA vaccine can, for the first time, induce protective immunity against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in animal species, reported researchers from the Perelman School...

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UCLA physicist tests theories of dark energy by mimicking the vacuum of space

The researchers constructed a vacuum chamber, roughly the size of a soccer ball, in which the pressure was one-trillionth that of the atmosphere we normally breathe. An aluminum sphere roughly the size of a marble (center), functioned as a dense object to suppress the chameleon fields and allow the researchers to measure small forces.Besides the atoms that make up our bodies and all of the objects we encounter in everyday life, the universe also contains mysterious dark matter and dark energy. The latter,...

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Study finds e-cigarette use linked to cough reflex sensitivity

The popularity of electronic cigarettes has steadily increased worldwide, but little is known about their effects on health. New research suggests that the single use of an electronic cigarette approximating...

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Caltech-led team looks in detail at the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal

John Galetzka, then of Caltech, and Sudhir Rajaure, of the Department of Mines and Geology in Kathmandu, install a high-rate GPS station in the Himalaya. This was one of the stations that an international team of researchers led by Caltech used to study the April 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal and the pattern of shaking it caused in Kathmandu.For more than 20 years, Caltech geologist Jean-Philippe Avouac has collaborated with the Department of Mines and Geology of Nepal to study the Himalayas--the most active, above-water mountain range on...

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IU paleobotanist identifies what could be the mythical 'first flower'

This is a large intact specimen of the fossil, <i>Montsechia</i>. Usually only small fragmentary pieces of the fossil are found.Indiana University paleobotanist David Dilcher and colleagues in Europe have identified a 125 million- to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth.

Queen's researcher finds new model of gas giant planet formation

Queen's University researcher Martin Duncan has co-authored a study that solves the mystery of how gas giants such as Jupiter and Saturn formed in the early solar system.

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Mystery of polar bear Knut's disease finally solved

Knut, the famous polar bear of the Berlin Zoological Garden (Germany) died of encephalitis, as diagnosed soon after his death. However, the cause of his disease has remained elusive until now. A team of scientists from the German Center for...

Plastic in 99 percent of seabirds by 2050

This is a red-footed booby on Christmas Island.Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the majority of...

Pupil shape linked to animals' ecological niche

Grazing prey animals have horizontally elongated pupils that expand their field of vision. Their eyes rotate so that the pupils stay aligned with the ground regardless of whether their head is upright or pitched down.While the eyes may be a window into one's soul, new research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that the pupils could also reveal whether one...

Massive study reports challenges in reproducing published psychology findings

A study that sought to replicate 100 findings published in three prominent psychology journals has found that, across multiple criteria, independent researchers could replicate less than half of the original...

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Newly identified tadpole disease found across the globe

Scientists have found that a newly identified and highly infectious tadpole disease is found in a diverse range of frog populations across the world. The discovery sheds new light on...

Scientists identify possible key in virus, cancer research

Florida State University researchers have taken a big step forward in the fight against cancer with a discovery that could open up the door for new research and treatment options.

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Earliest evidence of reproduction in a complex organism

Artist's reconstruction of the Fractofusus community on the H14 surface at Bonavista Peninsula showing the clusters that arise from stolon-like reproduction. The large individuals represent the primary colonizers of the site. Their offspring cluster around them, and are themselves surrounded by their own offspring - the third generation on the bed. The stolon-like protrusions are faintly visible and weave in and out of the microbial mat which covers the seafloor. Lighting is artificial and as though from a submersible ROV.Researchers led by the University of Cambridge have found the earliest example of reproduction in a complex organism. Their new study has found that some organisms known as rangeomorphs, which...

New research shows that hummingbird tongue is really a tiny pump

A juvenile male Black-throated Mango hummingbird (<em>Anthracothorax nigricollis</em>) extends his tongue after feeding. A hummingbird can extend its tongue twice the length of the bill to reach the nectar inside flowers.In a paper titled Hummingbird tongues are elastic micropumps which appears in the August 19 issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Alejandro Rico Guevara and Margaret Rubega from...

Vomiting device offers direct evidence that vomit aerosolizes norovirus-like particles

Using a vomiting device of their creation, researchers at North Carolina State University and Wake Forest University are reporting the first direct evidence that vomiting can aerosolize virus particles similar...

Five reasons why sugar is added to food

From a food science and technology perspective, sugar (sucrose) plays several roles when it comes to the functional properties in food. In the September issue of Comprehensive Reviews in Food...