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When Girls Studied Planets And The Skies Had No Limits

Maria Mitchell, America's first female astronomer, flourished at a time when both sexes “swept the sky”

Scientists announce the quest for high-index materials

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) A team of physicists featuring researchers from MIPT and ITMO University has conducted a comparative analysis of a range of materials to determine if they are applicable to dielectric nanophotonics. Show More Summary

How enzymes produce hydrogen

(Ruhr-University Bochum) Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Freie Universität Berlin have clarified the crucial catalytic step in the production of hydrogen by enzymes. The enzymes, called [FeFe]-hydrogenases, efficiently turn electrons and protons into hydrogen. Show More Summary

Special focus on formation control of unmanned systems

(Science China Press) 2017 No.7 issue of SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences published a special issue focus on formation control of unmanned Systems.

Could slot machines be the key to more effective HIV testing?

A new Yale School of Public Health study found that slot machines, or "one-armed bandits," may offer a clue to how AIDS programs can better locate persons living with undiagnosed HIV infection.

De Blasio Wants to Dramatically Reduce NYC’s Rat Population. Don’t Hold Your Breath.

New York City is notorious for its large rat population, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is eager to do something about it. Last Wednesday, de Blasio’s administration announced a $32 million Neighborhood Rat Reduction Plan, which could reduce rat activity by up to 70 percent in select zones. Show More Summary

In a First, Drowned Toddler's Brain Damage Is Reversed

When a 2-year-old girl in Arkansas managed to make her way through a baby gate and fall into the family swimming pool, she was submerged in 41-degree water for as many as 15 minutes before she was found. Having technically drowned and suffered a heart attack, Eden Carlson was resuscitated...

The eyes have it: How spotting naive prey made fish walk on land

New fossils and a fresh perspective are transforming our picture of a great evolutionary transition – how fish-like creatures swapped fins for limbs

Meet the Woman Trying to Prepare Your Town for the Total Eclipse

Kate Russo is the world's go-to guide for communities planning for the massive influx of eclipse tourists this August 21.

Researcher uses cricket tournaments to explore caste interactions in rural India

An hour outside of Varanasi, India, the Ganjari village cricket ground is hot and dusty. Birds pick at a cow carcass beside the road, and a stand further down sells samosas. Players arrive on motorbikes, and the men cluster in teamsShow More Summary

Casting light on the dark ages—Anglo-Saxon fenland is re-imagined

What was life in the fens like in the period known as the dark ages? Archaeologist Susan Oosthuizen revisits the history of an iconic wetland in the light of fresh evidence and paints a compelling portrait of communities in tune with their changeable environment. In doing so, she makes an important contribution to a wider understanding of early medieval landscapes.

Flashback Friday: Are racehorses still evolving to get faster?

You might think that after centuries of breeding, racehorses have reached their peak speeds. And previous studies supported that. But not this one! According to this study, which used "a much larger dataset covering the full range of...Show More Summary

Bringing a 'trust but verify' model to journal peer review

Academic journals are increasingly asking authors to use transparent reporting practices to "trust, but verify" that outcomes are not being reported in a biased way and to enable other researchers to reproduce the results. To implement...Show More Summary

Social scientists reveal structure of AIDS denialist online communities

HSE researchers examined the structure of online communities of Russian AIDS denialists—people who deny the reality of HIV and AIDS—and the manner in which they spread their ideas. The findings are published in American Behavioral Scientist.

Feedback: Florida turns to crowdsourcing science classes

A new law lets anyone challenge what is taught in public schools. Plus: dark energy in power pills, elemental fixes, stopped clocks, and more

Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study Says

More than a third of dementia cases could be prevented with lifestyle changes such as controlling high blood pressure and getting more exercise, according to a major report published Thursday in...

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