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3-D model reveals how invisible waves move materials within aquatic ecosystems

Garbage, nutrients and tiny animals are pushed around, suspended in the world's oceans by waves invisible to the naked eye according to a new 3-D model developed by mathematicians at the University of Waterloo. David Deepwell, a graduate...Show More Summary

Organism responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning may affect fisheries

The toxic dinoflagellate, Alexandrium fundyense, is a photosynthetic plankton--a microscopic organism floating in the ocean, unable to swim against a current. New research by scientists at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) School...Show More Summary

A new breakthrough in the synthesis of chiral 3,6-Dihydro-2H-pyrans

The pyran ring is present in so many useful compounds, such as pharmaceuticals (antibiotics, anti-infectives, cardiovascular agents, neurological modulators, anti-allergic, anti-asthmatic, anti-inflammatory agents, reproductive and genitourinary...Show More Summary

Fast, stretchy circuits could yield new wave of wearable electronics

MADISON, Wis. -- The consumer marketplace is flooded with a lively assortment of smart wearable electronics that do everything from monitor vital signs, fitness or sun exposure to play music, charge other electronics or even purify the...Show More Summary

Experts call Olympics “unethical,” want them moved/postponed—CDC disagrees

Amid Zika crisis in Brazil, the Olympics are not “too big to fail,” experts write.

NASA --"Dark Matter is Made of Black Holes Formed During First Second of Our Universe's Existence" (Week's Most Popular)

"These studies are providing increasingly sensitive results, slowly shrinking the box of parameters where dark matter particles can hide," said Alexander Kashlinsky, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "The failure to find them has led to renewed interest...

Minivan-Sized Sea Sponge Is New to Science

Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big. The team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition in the waters off Hawaii discovered what they say is the world's largest known sponge. The creature, roughly the size of a...

Iron floating into the sea on aerosols is driving a loss of oxygen

Pollution and currents combine to increase an oxygen-poor region in the Pacific.

Mathematicians Bridge the Divide Between Infinity and the Physical World

A surprising new proof is helping to connect the mathematics of infinity to the physical world. The post Mathematicians Bridge the Divide Between Infinity and the Physical World appeared first on WIRED.

Ancient Rings: 5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

Crafty Neanderthals and a new theory on the origin of Alzheimer's were among the biggest discoveries of the week: Deep In a Cave, Neanderthals Did Something Remarkable : A caver deep inside France's Bruniquel Cave found something wild: two stone rings up to 16 inches high intentionally made from pieces of...

How to sleep better

There’s a big difference between dozing and getting proper refreshing sleep. Here’s how to make the most of your shut-eye

That New Superbug Was Found in a UTI and That’s Key

Antibiotic-resistant UTIs are getting more and more common, and they could be coming from food. The post That New Superbug Was Found in a UTI and That’s Key appeared first on WIRED.

You Need More Than Rat Tumors to Prove Phones Cause Cancer

In order to get from a rat’s tumor to a human cancer risk, you have to do a lot of science. The post You Need More Than Rat Tumors to Prove Phones Cause Cancer appeared first on WIRED.

Rosetta’s comet contains ingredients for life

Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Mars and Earth About to Get Cozy, Astronomically Speaking

This Memorial Day, Mars attacks. OK, so the red planet won't actually be attacking, but it will be closer to Earth than it's been in 11 years. ABC News reports Mars will be within 46.8 million miles of Earth at 5:34pm Eastern time on Monday. At that time,...

Packing for space flattened NASA’s inflatable space hotel

The blow-up BEAM habitat had its first test run on the International Space Station on Thursday, but the constraints of being packed for the trip kept it from inflating sufficiently, NASA says

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