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We're Sequencing Every Member Of The Weirdest Bird Species On Earth

51 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

A k?k?p? chows down on some berries. (Photo: Chris Birmingham/CC BY 2.0) Getting endangered animals to reproduce can be a long, slow slog, full of turkey basters and hand puppets. But scientists have a new tool to aid procreation: Genetic...Show More Summary

Scientists Say Hipster Honey Could Actually Save Lives

A new study from the University of Southampton found that manuka honey solution could be used to prevent the growth of bacteria on hospital equipment.

Research resolves a debate over 'killer electrons' in space

New findings by a UCLA-led international team of researchers answer a fundamental question about our space environment and will help scientists develop methods to protect valuable telecommunication and navigation satellites. The research is published today in the journal Nature Communications.

Birthdays the Beginning sees Harvest Moon's creator aiming for greener pastures

In 2013 scientists discovered an all new mammal: the olinguito. Looking like a cross between a raccoon, ferret and sloth, the newly identified creature is an incredible novelty. Birthdays the Beginning, the upcoming god game from Harvest...Show More Summary

Quick test to detect inflammation in diabetic patients

A new kit that will allow doctors to find out within minutes if diabetic patients are suffering from inflammation has now been developed by scientists.

Local Lawyers Challenge New Kuwaiti Law Creating Mandatory DNA Database Of All Citizens And Visitors

10 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One of the most extraordinary government surveillance projects in the world is being rolled out in Kuwait, and involves creating a mandatory DNA database of all citizens and visitors. An article in New Scientist confirms that the system...Show More Summary

Australian Scientists Just Made A Malaria Vaccine Breakthrough

Australian researchers have discovered the secret behind stopping malaria parasites in the liver, uncovering a new vaccine strategy. Scientists from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity — a joint venture between The...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Earth's atmospheric carbon levels pass milestone threshold 'permanently'

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It's all but official now: 400 ppm is the new normal. “Is it possible that October 2016 will yield a lower monthly value than September and dip below 400 ppm? Almost impossible,” Ralph Keeling, the scientist who runs the Scripps Institute for Oceanography’s carbon dioxide monitoring program, wrote in a blog post. Show More Summary

Earth's Oxygen Levels Are Declining And Scientist's Don't Know Why

A new study shows Earth's oxygen levels continue to decline, a phenomena that has puzzled scientists.

Fecal bacteria linked to body fat

A new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo -- known as the human fecal microbiome -- and levels of abdominal body fat, has been identified by scientists. The research provides further evidence of possible genetic influences on obesity, through heritable bacteria found in the fecal microbiome.

Missing fish catch data? Not necessarily a problem, new study says

Recording how many fish are caught is one important requirement to measure the well-being of a fish stock -- if scientists know the number of fish taken from the ocean, they can adjust management of that fishery to keep it from being overfished. Show More Summary

To slow spread of infectious diseases, NSF, NIH, USDA invest $16.6 million

Outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Zika increasingly threaten global public health. Scientists expect five such new diseases to emerge each year. To find out whether our interaction with the environment is somehow responsible,Show More Summary

Scientists uncover secret to gold's catalytic powers

Settling a decades-long debate, new research conclusively shows that a hierarchy of active species exists in gold on iron oxide catalysis designed for low temperature carbon monoxide oxidation; Nanoparticles, sub-nanometer clusters and dispersed atoms—as well as how the material is prepared—are all important for determining catalytic activity.

A baby with 3 biological parents was born using a new technique — here's what that means

21 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

A baby containing the DNA from three different people was born, New Scientist reports. The baby boy, born five months ago, is the first baby born using a particular technique, called spindle nuclear transfer. Three-parent in-vitro fertilization...Show More Summary

Ancient eggshell protein breaks through DNA time barrier

Scientists have identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell, suggesting that proteins could provide valuable new insights into the evolutionary tree, much further back in time than was previously thought.

New evidence shows migrating birds are staying in UK longer

A collaboration involving scientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Fair Isle Bird Observatory Trust has found that  while some early migrating birds are arriving and departing earlier each year, late migrating individuals are actually departing much later.

Medical News Today: HIV vaccine steps closer with new insights into broadly neutralizing antibodies

Scientists discover three factors common to HIV-infected people with broadly neutralizing antibodies that may be useful for vaccine development.

New study finds Earth heading for catastrophic 5-degree-Celsius warming

Scientists say the Earth is warming up fast, and policy makers have been urged to keep that warming to an increase of 2 degrees Celsius. But a new study suggests that may not be possible. Environmental Protection Agency Director of the...Show More Summary

Thomas Edison Was Just Inducted Into Congress—And He's Got Some Interesting Colleagues

Last week, a new statue was added to National Statuary Hall, that of scientist and inventor Thomas Edison. The statue was a gift from Ohio. Each...

Ancient eggshell protein breaks through the DNA time barrier

Scientists from the Universities of Sheffield, York and Copenhagen have identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell, suggesting that proteins could provide valuable new insights into the evolutionary tree, much further back in time than was previously thought.

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