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Scientists establish first map of the sea lion brain

Despite considerable evidence for the California sea lion's intelligence, very little is known about how their brain is organized. Now, a team of neuroscientists has taken an important step toward uncovering this mystery by conducting...Show More Summary

Faith-based health promotion program successful with older Latinas

Abuelas en Accion, a faith-based program that connects healthy behaviors with lives of Catholic saints, successful at helping older Latinas eat healthier and exercise, say researchers.

One-step graphene patterning method created

Researchers have developed a one-step, facile method to pattern graphene by using stencil mask and oxygen plasma reactive-ion etching, and subsequent polymer-free direct transfer to flexible substrates.

Tiny fossil horses put their back into it

A new study reveals that tiny fossil ancestors of modern horses may have moved quite differently to their living counterparts.

Rare transit of Mercury to take place on 9 May

On 9 May there will be a rare transit of Mercury, when the smallest planet in our Solar System will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun. The last time this happened was in 2006, and the next two occasions will be in 2019 and 2032. Show More Summary

Superfast light source made from artificial atom

Superfast light sources can be used, for example, in laser lights, LED lights and in single-photon light sources for quantum technology. New research results show that light sources can be made much faster by using a principle that was predicted theoretically in 1954.

Widespread loss of ocean oxygen to become noticeable in 2030s

A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040, according to a new study.

First frequency comb of time-bin entangled qubits created

An international team of researchers has built a chip that generates multiple frequencies from a robust quantum system that produces time-bin entangled photons. In contrast to other quantum state realizations, entangled photons don't...Show More Summary

Probiotics stop menopause-like bone loss in mice

Probiotic supplements protected female mice from the loss of bone density that occurs after having their ovaries removed, researchers have shown. The findings suggest that probiotic bacteria may have potential as an inexpensive treatment for post-menopausal osteoporosis.

Thinking outside the sample

Scientists are helping computers learn to tackle big-data problems outside their comfort zones. The framework can be used for numerous applications, they say, including image segmentation, motion segmentation, data clustering, hybrid system identification and image representation.

Coral 'toolkit' allows floating larvae to transform into reef skeletons

Key components of the molecular 'toolkit' that allow corals to build their skeletons (called biomineralization) has been desicribed in that new article that also outlines when -- in the transformation from floating larvae to coral skeleton -- these components are used.

Slow worms react quickly to climate change

Evolution can react surprisingly quickly to climate change -- at least for an important species of earthworms. For seven years, scientists have exposed the natural habitat of Enchytraeidae to a warmer (+0.5 degrees C) and drier climate by ingenious use of curtains. Show More Summary

Consumers reveal barriers to brain-training app-iness

The preconceptions and concerns of young US consumers about brain-training smartphone apps are examined in a new scientific study. The work investigated why consumers decide to download these apps, how they use them and what they think their benefits may be.

No time to get fit? Think again

A single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training, new research indicates. The findings put to rest the common excuse for not getting in shape: there is not enough ti...

Millions of native orchids flourish at former mining waste site

Millions of native orchids are flourishing on the site of a former iron mine in New York's Adirondacks, suggesting that former industrial sites – typically regarded as blighted landscapes — have untapped value in ecological restoration efforts.

That's amore, water drone identifies grouper mating calls during spawning season

Just as the sun begins to set, hundreds to thousands of groupers gather at their favorite hangouts to spawn, and luckily they're pretty vocal about it, providing vital data on their reproductive behaviors as well as their favorite mating spots.

Vessel damage may precede diabetic retinopathy, researchers find

For many years, scientists believed patients developed retinopathy and, as a result of the damage to the blood vessels, later developed neuropathy. In a new study, however, researchers discovered that the sequence of events occurring in the retina due to diabetes is just the opposite of these long-held beliefs.

Expert panel evaluates role of osteoporosis medications in fracture healing

Using a structured expert-opinion process, an expert panel has written a consensus report on the use of osteoporosis medications in patients with recent fracture and the potential role of these medications in promoting fracture healing. The report will help set the scene for both improved patient care and good clinical study design for future research.

Scientists pioneer synthetic derivatives of 'game-changing' new antibiotic which could hold key to tackling drug resistant bacteria

Scientists have successfully produced two synthetic derivatives of Teixobactin – the world’s first known antibiotic capable of destroying ‘drug resistant’ bacteria.

Stepless control devices with flexible pressure sensors

Silicone is so soft and flexible that it is easily deformed by the pressure of a finger. Researchers have recently created sensors made from this flexible material, making it easier to steplessly control devices. Researchers now present a glove that can measure pressure and a steering wheel that lets the driver control music, light and ventilation at the touch of a finger.

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