(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Scientists have developed computer algorithms that are clever enough to map out biomolecules' 3-D forms, or create entirely new ones, based on their DNA or RNA sequence. However, doing so requires powerful supercomputers and specialized software that can take advantage of them.
The noted political theorist Benjamin Barber died yesterday. He was 77. Ben wrote many books among the best known of which might be Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy, published first in 1996, when it became a bestseller. Show More Summary
A startling sleep disorder called 'exploding head syndrome' can wake up people up with a crash and a bang. Here's what's really happening in the brain.
Evidence continues to mount that climate change has pushed the Arctic into a new state.
Americans should be wary of products claiming to treat or cure cancer, as a number of products are falsely making these claims, the FDA said.
Earth's mantle produces rocks that could naturally suck up carbon emissions, providing a strategy for checking climate change if necessary emissions cuts don't occur.
A desire to find new ways of separating oil from water, such as to treat the frothy mixture of briny water and crude oil produced from certain oil wells, has led to ways to manipulate the water using only light. read more
(University of Western Ontario) Ontarians who have street-raced at least once in the past year are five times more likely than other drivers to have crashed their vehicle at some point during those 12 months. This is the first Canadian survey to look systematically at the demographics and crash rates of adult street racers in Ontario.
(RTI International) A new study by RTI International and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, published in Pain, suggests that opioid use among Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn veterans is roughly comparable to that of the general US population.
(University of California - Irvine) India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, according to University of California, Irvine and CoalSwarm researchers.
(PLOS) A new study, publishing on April 25 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech.
A new study suggests that more small-scale fishing boats are operating in the Gulf of California than is economically and ecologically sustainable, suggesting that local fishermen are spending more time and money to catch fewer fish...
Research reproducibility is crucial to move forward in science. Unfortunately, and according to recent studies and surveys, the number of irreproducible experiments is increasing and research reproducibility is now recognized as one of the major challenges that scientists, institutions, founders and journals must address for science to remain credible and to keep progressing.
What goes into rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing wild African penguins? Last year, aviculturist Monika Rohrer traveled to SANCCOB saves seabirds in South Africa to help care for 150 rescued penguin chicks! For your #WorldPenguinDay viewing pleasure, here’s her story!
A bank robber can make a lot of arguments about why he or she should be allowed to rob a bank. "The money in the bank is just sitting there, it's not aiding the economy by being circulated", or "By taking this money and spending it, I'll be creating jobs", or "But I'll give some of the money to charities". Show More Summary
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
New method tracks objects in scattering media
Conference: 18 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017, Frankfurt, Germany.
Conference/exhibition: 6 Aug 2017 - 10 Aug 2017, St Louis, United States.