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Venus Williams advances to quarterfinals of Australian Open

4 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Venus Williams is making short work of her opponents at the Australian Open.

This Tiny Moth Was Just Named After Donald Trump

11 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

A miniscule moth with a wingspan of just 0.4 inches is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the United States, Donald Trump.

The Quest To Create Artificial Blood May Soon Be Over

11 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

In the near future, safe and plentiful blood may be able to go anywhere people can - including space

Evolution, Climate and Vaccines: Why Americans Deny Science

13 hours ago from Live Science

Americans like science. So why do they reject scientific conclusions?

Women's March on Washington Protestors Say Science Is a Driving Force

15 hours ago from Scientific American

Marchers worry that the president's rhetoric and nominee choices threaten research, the scientific method and reproductive rights -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Study of round worm that returns to life after freezing

21 hours ago from Science Daily

The first molecular study of an organism able to survive intracellular freezing (freezing within its cells) is published in a new paper that represents a milestone in scientists’ understanding of...

New genetic engineering technique could help design, study biological systems

21 hours ago from Science Daily

A new technique will help biologists tinker with genes, whether the goal is to turn cells into tiny factories churning out medicines, modify crops to grow with limited water or...

New species of prehistoric palm discovered in Canada

22 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A researcher has identified a new species of small palm that once grew in Canada — millions of years ago.

Rare Bird Flu Strikes Cats: What You Need to Know

1 day ago from Live Science

The death of a shelter cat in New York was just the start of a recent investigation.

Action mom sneaks out of sleeping son's room special forces style

1 day ago from UPI

Ben HooperJan. 20 (UPI) -- A South Africa mother's sneaking skills are going viral after a baby monitor camera recorded her special forces-like escape from her sleeping son's room.

Enzyme firm invests in NgAgo protein at centre of gene-editing row

1 day ago from News @ Nature

Danish company Novozymes enters agreement with Chinese genome-editing centre.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21343

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome

1 day ago from AP Health

HONOLULU (AP) -- Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with...

NOAA satellites aided the rescue of 307 people in 2016

1 day ago from UPI

Brooks HaysJan. 20 (UPI) -- NOAA satellites aided the rescue of 307 people in 2016, the highest total in more than five years. In 2007, NOAA satellites helped save 353...

Report: Nicola Peltz dating Gigi Hadid's brother Anwar

1 day ago from UPI

Annie MartinJan. 20 (UPI) -- "Transformers: Age of Extinction" star Nicola Peltz was spotted holding hands with burgeoning model Anwar Hadid, the brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid.

Breakthrough discovery in how organelles in cells interact

1 day ago from UPI

Amy WallaceJan. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers from the University of Exeter in England have discovered how two specific cell organelles work together to produce specific lipids.

Curious sea lion pup approaches tour group for 'toe kiss' in Australia

1 day ago from UPI

Ben HooperJan. 20 (UPI) -- An Australian tour guide captured video of a pair of sea lion pups approaching the group of humans and giving a "kiss" to one tourist's...

Study pinpoints how skin cells’ identity can be disassembled to create stem cells

1 day ago from Science Blog

FINDINGS Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have published a study demonstrating how specialized proteins are able to change the identity,...

Turning Research Data Into Scientific Discoveries

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Information scientist Line Pouchard just joined Brookhaven Lab's Center for Data-Driven Discovery, where she will help scientists discover, integrate, and re-use data.

'No smoking gun' found to explain hundreds of thousands of herring deaths

Alain Vezina, regional director of science at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, says a combination of factors likely led to the fish kill.

Ariel Winter credits Sofia Vergara for helping her accept her body

1 day ago from UPI

Wade SheridanJan. 20 (UPI) -- Ariel Winter has praised her "Modern Family" costar Sofia Vergara for helping her come to terms with her adult body.

No. 4 Gonzaga remains unbeaten, routs Santa Clara

1 day ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Przemek Karnowski led No. 4 Gonzaga with 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field in the Bulldogs' 88-57 victory over host Santa Clara in a West...

#DoesItFart: Database Answers Your Burning Questions About Animal Gas

1 day ago from Live Science

Spurred by an innocent query posed to a biologist on Twitter, scientists are assembling a database of animal life to answer the burning question, "Does it fart?"

RNA hitches a ride on ultrasound waves

2 days ago from MIT Research

MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers have demonstrated that they can deliver strands of RNA efficiently to colon cells, using bursts of ultrasound waves that propel the RNA into the cells. Using...

Like humans, capuchin monkeys can determine probability, study finds

A study from the University of Toronto has found that capuchin monkeys are capable of statistical reasoning, which could suggest the ability evolved much earlier than once believed.

UF/IFAS Findings Could Help Prevent Crop-Killing Pathogen From Coming to U.S.

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

These findings may provide further evidence to help researchers solve the $6 billion-a-year disease that continues to evolve and torment potato and tomato growers around the world.

Time to put TB on a diet

2 days ago from Science Daily

The tuberculosis bacillus is growing resistant to antibiotics. For this reason, biochemists are attempting to identify the mechanisms that enable the bacterium to reproduce, spread and survive in latent form...

[Report] Mechanistic basis for a molecular triage reaction

2 days ago from Science NOW

Newly synthesized proteins are triaged between biosynthesis and degradation to maintain cellular homeostasis, but the decision-making mechanisms are unclear. We reconstituted the core reactions for membrane targeting and ubiquitination of...

[Report] Evolutionary drivers of thermoadaptation in enzyme catalysis

2 days ago from Science NOW

With early life likely to have existed in a hot environment, enzymes had to cope with an inherent drop in catalytic speed caused by lowered temperature. Here we characterize the...