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NGOs seek full ban on neonics

Please note that the following is a press release from Pesticides Action Network Europe: 'The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published today [28 February] 3 reports on the new scientific findings on the toxicity of imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin (neonicotinoids) to bees. Show More Summary

Fossilized plant leaf wax provides new tool for understanding ancient climates

(University of Birmingham) New research, published in Scientific Reports, has outlined a new methodology for estimating ancient atmospheric water content based on fossil plant leaf waxes.

Previously unknown 'supercolony' of Adélie penguins discovered in Antarctica

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) In a paper released on March 2nd in the journal Scientific Reports, the scientists announced the discovery of a previously unknown 'supercolony' of more than 1,500,000 Adélie Penguins in the Danger Islands, a chain of remote, rocky islands off of the Antarctic Peninsula's northern tip.

How records of earth's past can better predict future climate responses

(University of Connecticut) In Scientific Reports today, UConn researchers report a novel approach to reconstructing ancient climates using analyses of organic compounds in sediments and soils.

Ocean acidification is causing coral reefs to dissolve

As climate change causes the ocean to acidify, the world’s coral reefs are in threat, Scientific American and E&E News report. Scientists already knew that ocean acidification was preventing coral from producing the material that forms the building blocks of reefs. Now, a new study has shown that the same process is also causing the reefs themselves to […]

Report on an occultation near Marseille – first scientific result with the eVscope

Unistellar is proud to announce the first real scientific result obtained with our eVscope prototype. On Jan, 27, after designing a special observing mode for this purpose, we viewed an occultation of a magnitude-11 star by the main-belt asteroid 175 Andromache. Show More Summary

Researchers turn light upside down

Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain) and collaborators have reported in Science the development of a so-called hyperbolic metasurface on which light propagates with completely reshaped wafefronts. This scientific achievement...Show More Summary

New 'category 6' may be necessary to describe strengthening storms

Do we need a category six in defining storms? Some climate scientists think so, as tropical cyclones increase in duration, intensity, and strength, The Guardian reported. Climatologist Michael Mann said, "Scientifically, [six] wouldShow More Summary

Irish media misleads voters with bogus social media poll on abortion

Earlier this month, Irish media were caught in an embarrassing show of pro-abortion bias when major news outlets reported on a social media poll as meaningful scientific finding. The poll in question was conducted by the Irish Medical...Show More Summary

Invasion of the body-snatching fungus

(University of Connecticut) UConn researchers recently documented in Nature Scientific Reports a gory and fascinating relationship between periodical cicadas and a fungus that infects them, hijacks their behavior, and causes a scene straight out of a zombie movie.

FEFU-based scientists studied the exhaust gases of motorcycles, scooters, and ATVs

(Far Eastern Federal University) An analytical article based on the study of morphologic and chemical composition of particulate matter in motorcycle engine exhaust was published in the respected scientific journal Toxicology Reports. Show More Summary

Lizards Up on Two Feet in the Early Cretaceous

Lizards Sprinted to Safety to Avoid Predation A team of international scientists writing in the journal "Scientific Reports", have described the oldest lizard trackways known to science that record bipedal behaviour.  The little lizards lived around 110 million years ago, in what is now South Korea, it has been speculated that just like extant lizards,

DDW® 2018 offers reporters access to leading research in digestive health

(Digestive Disease Week) Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) will host its annual scientific meeting in Washington, DC, from June 2-5, 2018, bringing together physicians, researchers, and academics from across the world. Recognized as a top...Show More Summary

Here’s one way drones could help make the world better

If we’re looking for every last way to treat our air better in order to stave off climate change, a new scientific report suggests that short-haul drone delivery of small packages could be promising. Notwithstanding the many other regulatory...Show More Summary

Trump’s top ‘science adviser’ is a 31-year-old with only a political science degree and an ex-Peter Thiel employee

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The top “science adviser” in President Donald Trump’s administration is a 31-year-old man who has an undergraduate degree in political science. Scientific American reports that Michael Kratsios, a former chief of staff to Trump ally Peter Thiel, is now serving as the de facto head...

True to type: From human biopsy to complex gut physiology on a chip

(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) Published in Scientific Reports, Donald Ingber's team at the Wyss Institute leverages the organoid approach to isolate intestinal stem cells from human biopsies, but goes...Show More Summary

Deep-sea fish use hydrothermal vents to incubate eggs

Some deep-sea skates—cartilaginous fish related to rays and sharks—use volcanic heat emitted at hydrothermal vents to incubate their eggs, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. Because deep-sea skates have someShow More Summary

Wall Street Journal Reporter John Carreyrou to Speak About His Work Investigating Startups in the Medical Testing Space at 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

AACC is pleased to announce that Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou will speak about his investigations into the laboratory medicine industry at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places

Researchers have developed an ultraviolet (UV) lamp that kills the influenza virus but isn’t harmful to human skin or eyes, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. They hope the technology can be commercialized and marketed to prevent the spread of seasonal flu in public places, such as schools, hospitals, and airports. “We’ve known…

Compounds isolated from rattlesnake venom show activity against hepatitis C virus

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Studies conducted by Brazilian researchers and published in PLOS ONE and Scientific Reports also found compounds derived from Brazilian plants to be promising against hepatitis C. In spite of the virus' resistance, tests yielded a sharp decline in viral activities such as reproduction and cell invasion.

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