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Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point

Using powerful computer simulations, researchers have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance. The computations show that a material made with hafnium, nitrogen, and carbon would have a melting point of more than 4,400 kelvins (7,460 degrees Fahrenheit). Show More Summary

AI driven killer robots not such a good idea

Over 1,500 scientists, researchers and experts from around the world sign open letter warning of AI arms race Mobile killer robots ai autonomous weapons

A co-founder of Greenpeace tells the truth on CO2

Dr. Patrick Moore, who was one of the original founders of Greenpeace who has now left the organization in disgust, and Greenpeace is now trying to have him erased from history for daring to do that. He has now produced this interesting video in conjunction with with Prager University that is sure to put some…

ALMA Observatory "Pierces Cosmic Fog of the Early Universe"

ALMA Witnesses Assembly of Galaxies in the Early Universe for the First Time Wednesday, 22 July 2015 The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has been used to detect the most distant clouds of star-forming gas yet found in normal galaxies...

Supersymmetry? --"Standard Model of the Universe Fails to Explain Dark Matter or Dark Energy"

The Standard Model is the mainstream theory of all the fundamental particles that make up matter, and the forces that govern them. But the model has weaknesses: it doesn't explain dark matter or dark energy, which jointly make up 95...

Hillary Clinton – the Jetset Climate Warrior

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton has raised consternation, after being filmed boarding a private charter jet, within hours of announcing a major Green policy initiative. According to the Daily Telegraph;...Show More Summary

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

New research 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.

Fire seasons have become longer

A new analysis of 35 years of meteorological data confirms fire seasons have become longer. Fire season, which varies in timing and duration based on location, is defined as the time of year when wildfires are most likely to ignite, spread, and affect resources.

Identifying ever-growing disturbances leading to freak waves

Physicists now better understand wave systems exhibiting unusual disturbances by identifying growing localized patterns as early indicators of such disturbances.

Arrow of time: New understanding of causality, free choice, and why we remember the past but not the future

Theoretical physicists have developed a fully-symmetric formulation of quantum theory which establishes an exact link between asymmetry and the fact that we can remember the past but not the future.

Report documents an unmet need for expanded family planning services at CHCs

As part of a unique survey of nearly 2,000 women of childbearing age who receive health care at the nation's community health centers, 90 percent reported that they were not actively seeking to become pregnant in the next 12 months. Yet more than three out of 10 were not using contraceptives at the time of the survey.

UV light can kill foodborne pathogens on certain fruits

The growing organic produce industry may soon have a new way to ensure the safety of fresh fruits. Scientists have shown that ultraviolet C light is effective against foodborne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits.

Technology helps personalized medicine, enabling epigenomic analysis with a mere 100 cells

A new technology is improving the efficiency of the studies in epigenomics. The examination of epigenomes requires mapping DNA interactions with a certain protein in the entire genome. This epigenomic characterization potentially allows...Show More Summary

New treatment may help neonatal liver disease associated with parenteral nutrition

Exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD), a new study suggests.

Omega-3 fatty acids may help improve treatment, quality of life in cancer patients

Adding omega-3 fatty acids to anti-tumor medications may improve treatment response and quality of life for cancer patients according to a new study. The study examined 50 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Plant light sensors came from ancient algae

The light-sensing molecules that tell plants whether to germinate, when to flower and which direction to grow to seek more sunlight were inherited millions of years ago from ancient algae, finds a new study. The findings are some ofShow More Summary

Ancient proteins involved in DNA repair could shed light on tumor development

By studying yeast used in beer- and bread-making, researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which ancient proteins repair DNA damage and how their dysfunction could lead to the development of tumors. The findings could lead to new ways to tailor cancer therapies.

Brain disease scenarios revised by step-by-step imaging of toxic aggregation

Diseases like Alzheimer's are caused when proteins aggregate and clump together. In a world first, scientists have successfully distinguished between the disease-causing aggregation forms of proteins. The finding can help change pharmaceutical treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Dinos with bite: Unique tooth structure allowed predatory dinosaurs to efficiently crunch flesh and bone

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 that allowed them to easily tear through the flesh and bone of other dinosaurs, says new research.

Specific cardiovascular risk factors may predict Alzheimer's disease

Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia according to a stu...

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