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U.S. Airman killed on patrol in Kuwait

8 weeks ago from UPI

Senior Airman Jason Khai Phan, 26, died Saturday in a single-vehicle, non-combat-related incident, the Department of Defense said.

How membranes are upending chemical separations

8 weeks ago from C&EN

Developers of membrane technologies see enormous environmental benefits in potentially replacing distillation and improving electrolysis

'Superfungus' threatens last Panamanian golden frogs

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Cocooned from the outside world, some 200 critically endangered golden frogs are living a sheltered existence in Panama, protected from a devastating fungus that threatens to wipe out a third...

Leviathan task: saving the whales in Dublin's 'dead zoo'

8 weeks ago from Physorg

A huddle of specialised staff at Dublin's "dead zoo" perform a high-wire puzzle, delicately disassembling two whale skeletons that have dangled airborne for over a century.

He turned his concrete patio into an edible garden with fruit trees

8 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Ken Sparks transformed the East L.A. hardscape into a fertile landscape, with chickens, a butterfly garden and organic vegetables

HBO Max renews 'Doom Patrol' for Season 3

8 weeks ago from UPI

HBO Max announced Saturday it has renewed the comic-book adaptation "Doom Patrol" for a third season.

Jaime Irick, a PPG executive, on the chemical industry's response to racism and discrimination

8 weeks ago from C&EN

Head of the firm's US and Canada architectural coatings division argues for clear direction from the top

Humpback whales stray up tropical Aussie river

8 weeks ago from Physorg

A trio of humpback whales—usually bound for Antarctica this time of year—took a wrong turn, heading up a crocodile-infested north Australian river with scientists hoping Saturday they will all return...

Trout don't follow the weather forecast

8 weeks ago from Science Daily

Biologists studied the migration patterns of steelhead, a subpopulation of rainbow trout that migrates to the Pacific Ocean, where the growing fish hunt and feed until they return to their...

Role of protein in development of new hearing hair cells

8 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have conducted a study that has determined the role that a critical protein plays in the development of hair cells. These hair cells are vital for hearing. Some of...

Droplets of an herbicide-loaded hydrogel stick their landing

8 weeks ago from C&EN

Delivering herbicides and pesticides with hydrogels could help them stay on leaves when sprayed

Telomere length varies across human tissue types

8 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new study answers the question of whether or not blood cell telomere length is a suitable proxy for telomere length in other tissues by examining over 20 human tissue...

Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction

The naturalist looks at the fragile state of the natural world and how human activity drives extinction.

Computational modelling explains why blues and greens are brightest colors in nature

8 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have shown why intense, pure red colors in nature are mainly produced by pigments, instead of the structural color that produces bright blue and green hues.

Sex differences in health and disease

8 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have reviewed current research into patterns of sex differences in gene expression across the genome, and highlights sampling biases in the human populations included in such studies.

62-year-old python lays eggs 15 years after last encounter with a male

8 weeks ago from UPI

Officials at the St. Louis Zoo are attempting to solve a motherhood mystery after a 62-year-old ball python laid eggs despite not having contact with a male python for over...

Trout don't follow the weather forecast

8 weeks ago from Physorg

An endangered fish in California might use its internal clock to decide when to migrate, according to a study by the University of Cincinnati.

Physical deformities linked to inbreeding discovered among cougars in the Santa Monica Mountains

8 weeks ago from Physorg

The discovery was heartbreaking for biologists, who consider the mountain lions of Southern California to be among the most threatened mammals in North America: a young male with the distortions...

Are male genes from Mars, female genes from Venus? Review highlights sex differences in health and disease

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Males and females share the vast majority of their genomes. Only a sprinkling of genes, located on the so-called X and Y sex chromosomes, differ between the sexes. Nevertheless, the...

Computational modelling explains why blues and greens are brightest colous in nature

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers have shown why intense, pure red colors in nature are mainly produced by pigments, instead of the structural color that produces bright blue and green hues.

How plants ensure regular seed spacing

8 weeks ago from Physorg

An international team of researchers led by biologists from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) has examined how seed formation is coordinated with fruit growth. In the latest edition of the...

Massive-scale genomic study reveals wheat diversity for crop improvement

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers working on the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative, which aims to facilitate the effective use of genetic diversity of maize and wheat, have genetically characterized 79,191 samples of wheat...

Galapagos guides to 'barcode' wildlife

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Galapagos tourist guides are being retrained to catalog the islands' famous biodiversity.

Ammonium triggers formation of lateral roots

8 weeks ago from Physorg

Despite the importance of changes in root architecture to exploit local nutrient patches, mechanisms integrating external nutrient signals into the root developmental program remain poorly understood. "Here, we show for...

Taste buds may play role in fostering obesity in offspring

8 weeks ago from Science Daily

Food scientists show in animal studies that a mother's high-fat diet may lead to more sweet-taste receptors and a greater attraction to unhealthy food in their offspring - resulting in...

Zazie Beetz, Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield join Netflix's 'The Harder They Fall'

8 weeks ago from UPI

Zazie Beetz, Regina King and LaKeith Stanfield will star with Jonathan Majors and Idris Elba in the new Western film "The Harder They Fall."

More than 90% of the world's protected areas are disconnected

8 weeks ago from UPI

According to a new study, more than 90% of Earth's protected areas are disconnected -- surrounded by human pressures.

Tigers, Cardinals split doubleheader in St. Louis

8 weeks ago from UPI

The St. Louis Cardinals routed the Detroit Tigers 12-2 in the first game of a doubleheader, but the Tigers got revenge behind pitcher Jordan Zimmermann with a 6-3 win in...