• By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    FOSSILS SHOW ANCIENT PRIMATES HAD GROOMING CLAWS AS WELL AS NAILS

    Humans and other primates are outliers among mammals for having nails instead of claws. But how, when and why we transitioned from...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    REWIRING PLANT DEFENSE GENES TO REDUCE CROP WASTE

    Plants could be genetically rewired to better resist disease, helping safeguard crop yields worldwide according to new research. Defensive...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    NEW MEDICARE MODEL PRODUCES EXPERT NURSES TO ADDRESS SHORTAGE OF PRIMARY CARE

    Researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    NO EVIDENCE THAT VITAMIN D PROTECTS AGAINST HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN PREGNANCY

    There is no strong evidence that vitamin D protects against pregnancy-induced high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, conclude researchers...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    MANY WILDLIFE-VEHICLE COLLISIONS PREVENTABLE

    A new study has found that Ontario could save millions by implementing simple measures to help prevent vehicle accidents involving...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    NEW STUDY DEBUNKS DALE CARNEGIE ADVICE TO 'PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES'

    The researchers debunk the theories canonized in Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People that assuming you understand...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    NOVEL THERAPY MAKES OXIDATIVE STRESS DEADLY TO CANCER

    Oxidative stress can help tumors thrive, but one way novel cancer treatments work is by pushing levels to the point where it instead...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    SCIENTISTS UNRAVEL DNA CODE BEHIND RARE NEUROLOGIC DISEASE

    Scientists conducting one of the largest full DNA analyses of a rare disease have identified a gene mutation associated with a perplexing...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    MODERN LASER SCIENCE BRIGHTENED BY 2,300-YEAR-OLD TECHNOLOGY

    Scientists have harnessed a 2,300-year-old water displacement technology to develop a novel laser beam that traps and moves particles...

    Technology
  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    ROBOT BLOODHOUND TRACKS ODORS ON THE GROUND

    Bloodhounds are famous for their ability to track scents over great distances. Now researchers have developed a modern-day bloodhound...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    CRUMPLE UP THIS KEYBOARD AND STICK IT IN YOUR POCKET

    Bendable portable keyboards for use with computers and other electronic devices are already on the market, but they have limited flexibility,...

    Market
  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    A CASE OF 'KISS AND TELL': CHROMOSOMAL KISSING GETS LESS ELUSIVE

    Chromosomes occupy different territories in the nucleus; their arrangement and communication with each other is still poorly understood....

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 21, 2018

    HALF OF THOSE ON PARKINSON'S DRUGS MAY DEVELOP IMPULSE CONTROL PROBLEMS

    Over time, half of the people taking certain drugs for Parkinson's disease may develop impulse control disorders such as compulsive...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 20, 2018

    SCIENTISTS CALCULATE IMPACT OF CHINA'S BAN ON PLASTIC WASTE IMPORTS

    Scientists have calculated the potential global impact of China's ban on plastic waste imports and how this policy might affect efforts...

    World
  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 20, 2018

    DNA BARCODES THAT RELIABLY WORK: A GAME-CHANGER FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

    Researchers have developed a new method for correcting the errors that creep into DNA barcodes - labels used in a wide range of biological...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 20, 2018

    LEARNING ABOUT THE HIMALAYAS USING MARS TECHNOLOGY

    He Himalayan Range includes some of the youngest and most spectacular mountains on Earth, but the rugged landscape that lends it the...

    Technology
  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 20, 2018

    HOW PHYSICS EXPLAINS THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

    A scientist says the natural evolution of social organizations into larger and more complex communities exhibiting distinct hierarchies...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 20, 2018

    NEW DRUG HALVES HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN FOLLOWING CANCER TREATMENT

    Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to new...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 20, 2018

    COOLER COMPUTING THROUGH STATISTICAL PHYSICS?

    Recent breakthroughs in nonequilibrium statistical physics have revealed opportunities to advance the 'thermodynamics of computation,'...

  • By Science Daily   -   Jun 20, 2018

    POSSIBLE LINK FOUND BETWEEN DIABETES AND COMMON WHITE PIGMENT

    In a pilot study, crystalline particles of titanium dioxide - the most common white pigment in everyday products ranging from paint...