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SCIENCE News, Dec 30, 2015



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COUNTER INTELLIGENCE Yes, Brontosaurus is a real dinosaur genus. No, the speed of light is not always constant. And, some fish are ...
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ANCIENT HEAVYWEIGHT A quasar like the one illustrated here is an ultrabright galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its center. Scientists want to ...
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Yet the same scent-hunters identified whiffs of other snakes, the scientists report in the Dec. 22 Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biologists have ...
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Science News (blog)


DELAYED INSIGHT NASA's InSight spacecraft, illustrated here, was slated to launch in March 2016 and land on Mars six months later to probe the ...
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Science News (blog)


People who embrace geek culture like these true Star Wars fans at the Montreal Comic-Con score higher on tests of narcissistic traits than those who ...
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RIDDLE ME THIS In 2015, scientists discovered that some of the mysterious radio signals detected by the Parkes telescope, in Australia, originate on ...
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This article appears in the January 9, 2016, issue of Science News under the headline, "Over the Edge: What leads a person to move from thinking ...
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The New Horizons mission to Pluto might get all the attention, but 2015 had plenty of other amazing space mission firsts — and lasts, as scientists said ...
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Science News (blog)


Ring-tailed lemurs groom each other to maintain relationships. A new study finds that the animals are even pickier about their relationships when ...
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HOT STUFF Head toward the Large Magellanic Cloud, seen in this 1987 picture from the NASA Kuiper Airborne Observatory, to get to the hottest ...
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New York Times


As the year ends, the Science desk of The New York Times asked its reporters to choose the stories that were the most memorable. These are their ...
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BBC News


By Paul Rincon and Jonathan Amos BBC Science News ... Nasa's flyby of Pluto was 2015's biggest event in planetary science. There's no such ...
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BBC News


By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website ... Scientists have sequenced the first ancient human genomes from Ireland, shedding light on the ...
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The one minute updates will provide viewers with the latest news and information on technology, space, engineering and so much more in one minute ...
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BBC News


But scientists now think they could be on the brink of re-discovering the rare insect, with the help of citizen scientists and a smartphone app. Read the ...
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Fox News


Every year, scientists wade into jungles, deserts and museum collections to examine animals and, if they're lucky, discover a new species.
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The Guardian


“They embrace junk science and junk economics and adopt wealth-destroying postmodern pseudo-economics, which teaches that taxpayer subsidies ...
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BBC News


... much focused on preserving our own bit of real estate in the cosmos. The BBC's Paul Rincon looks at the year in science and environment news.
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BBC News


BBC science editor David Shukman inspected the colossal dome being constructed to house the crippled Chernobyl nuclear power station. Radiation ...
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Telegraph.co.uk


Politics · Investigations · Obits · Education · Science · Earth · Weather · Health · Royal · Celebrity · Defence · Scotland · Science News · Dinosaurs ...
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Discovery News


Giant squid fans got a nice Christmas present, when one of the titans of the deep appeared in a Japanese harbor on Christmas Eve. Better still for ...
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Smithsonian Science News


Agustín Stahl's “Estudios sobre la flora de Puerto Rico” (“Studies about the flora of Puerto Rico”), published in 1883. (Image courtesy University of ...
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Truth-Out


Climate science is way out in front of climate policy. Commitments at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris pale in comparison to those from ...
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CBC.ca


But as it zips by, scientists will be able to make observations that are "an important preview" for a much closer flyby in 2018, says NASA's Goldstone ...
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Fox News


Scientists have discovered a shark that glows in the deep ocean and is so tiny that it might even fit in your hand. Named Etmopterus benchleyi in ...
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A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural ...
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Nature.com


US science funding A budget bill passed by the US House of Representatives on 18 December gave big spending boosts to several US science ...
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BBC News


Furthermore, in a recent paper published in the journal Chemical Science, Dr Suslick's team describes a more advanced sensor their team has ...
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Say hello to Nadine, a 'receptionist' at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). She is friendly, and will greet you back. Next time you ...
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Science /AAAS


Seven months after South Korea identified its first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the country is calling the outbreak officially over ...
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Discovery News


This year, scientists also discovered its unusual DNA profile. Around one-sixth of its genomes are foreign, meaning their DNA originates from living ...
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A Barcelona-based disability foundation has created an intelligent chair so that severely disabled children can better explore their surroundings.
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BBC News


BBC science reporter Victoria Gill was there to see the tropical birds get their first glimpse of the British weather, with the zoo's curator of birds Andrew ...
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Science News for Students


The evidence from 200 million years ago suggests that's cause to worry, Petryshyn and Tripati told Science News for Students. Just a 2 °C hike in ...
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The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies has selected what it says are the ten most significant technology news items of the year.
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BBC News


News navigation. Sections. Home · Video · World · US & Canada · UK · Business · Tech · Science selected; Magazine · Entertainment & Arts · Health ...
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Their results are published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition to the persistently low rainfall, high temperatures and ...
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BBC News


Scientists say during an El Nino there is a huge transfer of heat from the ocean to the atmosphere. Normally, as in 1997/98, that heat transfer tends to ...
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Science News for Students


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Some rainbows are missing a few colors. When the sun is low in the sky, those colorful arcs may contain only a fraction of ...
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NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite analyzed extreme weather that affected the U.S. over the course of five days.
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Medical Xpress


... with HER2-targeting drugs says Jens Sörensen, PET-reseacher and adjunct professor at the Institution of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University.
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BBC News


"We can use our science and technology knowledge to bring other peoples of the world into the quality of life that the global north has enjoyed for far ...
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An animation of satellite imagery over the course of two days shows a massive low pressure system that generated severe weather in the ...
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Express.co.uk


... object in close-up has concerned most commentators, who said if it were genuine it could be proof of time travel and sensational world news.
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The Korea Bizwire


The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning approved the plan for the first stage of the project on Wednesday in a space development committee ...
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The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said on Wednesday that a research team led by Professor Kim Kyung-sik at Yonsei University ...
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WPBF West Palm Beach


WPBF 25 News morning anchor/reporter Stephanie Berzinski shares some scientific ... At the South Florida Science Center, snowfall is in the forecast.
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Fayetteville Observer


... the go-ahead, the program must receive approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, a news release ...
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The Independent


With New Year's Eve just around the corner, a new video from YouTube sciencechannel Reactions explains to viewers how to cure your hangover ...
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About 18,000 people are severely injured every year in Germany, as determined by Florian Debus and coauthors in a new study published in ...
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WEB



What was the biggest science news story of 2015?
International summit held to discuss ethics on human gene editing. 32.65% NIH retires all chimps for medical research. 30.61% Researchers are ...
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High level job at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
This interdisciplinary team holds expertise spanning economics, psychology, and decision sciences, and conducts primary research to build ...
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Science news of the week
As SpaceX enthusiast and science blogger Tim Urban describes it in the video above, that's akin to firing a pencil over the top of a skyscraper and ...
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Dec 29
NASA scientists have released new findings about the Moon's tenuous exosphere - the thin layer of gas surrounding the Moon that is one 25-trillionth ...
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UGA Ecologist Finds Another Cause of Antibiotic Resistance
More news from University of Georgia ... Sustainability Scientists at Leuphana University of Lueneburg have devised a simple screening-based ...
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Reversing Aging, New experiment by Harvard Scientists
Reversing Aging, New experiment by Harvard Scientists - posted in Science News: Here Ill point out an aging research crowdfunding project by ...
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Top Science Stories of 2015 - what would our students say?
I list some of the collections of top science news stories here, not just as a reminder to us of what has happened in our field (going as far back as two ...
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best website/ app for getting latest papers, and computer science news
Is there any website or IOS application that closely delivers the latest trends in technologies and other important discoveries in the world of computer ...
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Spread of algal toxin through marine food web broke records in 2015
caption id=attachment_42017 align=aligncenter width=880] Christmas tree worms[/caption] In science newsthis week: Spread of algal toxin through ...
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Life Science Limericks: 2015 Edition
Highlights from this year's life science news coverage... told in rhyme!
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From Einstein's Ghost To Pluto, A Year Of Science Stories
It was a busy year for science, with remarkable discoveries on all fronts. I have compiled a brief and incomplete list, biased toward space science and ...
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“Best and Worst” of 2015
News and Comment. “Best and Worst” of 2015. 30 December 2015. In 2015, 521 people used the AskforEvidence.org tool to ask organisations and ...
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College of Systems Engineering and Science News
College of Systems Engineering and Science News. No Results Found. ... Graduate School of Engineering and Science New Window · Graduate ...
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SeaWorld says California agency overreached in breeding ban
news-science-20151230-US-SeaWorld-Orca-Tanks · FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2006, file photo, people watch through glass as a k... SAN DIEGO (AP) ...
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Call for Editors! Become part of the most comprehensive source of sciencecoverage.
When it comes to reporting science, the mainstream media can struggle, and often even gets things wrong. ScienceSeeker is therefore an essential ...
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University Of Oregon Professor Awarded National Medal Of Science
Geri Richmond was about to get on a plane when she got an email saying she'd been awarded the National Medal of Science. “It was really exciting to ...
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Ukrainian science should become modern, efficient, innovative
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the science should become modern, efficient and innovative, according to the official website of ...
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Comments
While I like the idea of a computer science news aggregator, I don't like the design of this at all. The light green/orange/blue color scheme is repelling ...
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December 29, 2015
This week, we look at how she wound up at the top of another field: the social sciences. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Science ...
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Comments
The UI is obviously inspired by Rstudio for R. And I have zero objections to that; this is something that I've wanted for awhile, after having difficulty with ...
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Norway: A rising life science nation
Large investments in biotech and prominent research in cancer and neuroscience are making Norway a lifescience force to be reckoned with.
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Latest news by Science News
Science News Latest News Tweet - Aging's still a mystery, but this year, scientists dug up new molecular clues: https://t.co/c2sumXpAPG #SNtop25 ht.
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I created a Hacker News Alternative
Hacker News is "open source", except it's not. ... these issues was the lack of unification of computer science news, github repositories, developer side ...
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Latest Science News covering Scientific Discoveries and Breakthroughs
Beijing's worsening air pollution triggered a burglar's bronchitis, prompting him to confess in order to receive treatment. Following the Central Urban ...
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Magnesium Turned Into Supermetal
News, Opinion, and Interesting Items in Science and Skepticism ... UCLA led scientists have transformed magnesium into one of the strongest metals ...
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Inequities at the Australian Academy of Science!
The Australian Academy of Science released their newsletter # 102 headed, “New program promotes gender equity in science.” Gender equity within ...
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Make Decisions like Data Scientists
Employing methods used by Data Scientists to make better decisions is a complex task, according to the article, “data science is about finding signals ...
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