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Mosquito Genomes Galore


November 27th, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research. Continue reading ...

Law ends regulator logo on devices


November 27th, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

Electronic devices sold in the US are no longer required to display certain regulatory symbols and text, thanks to a new law. Continue reading ...

European MPs want Google break-up


November 27th, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses. Continue reading ...

VIDEO: Extreme weather and its risk to lives


November 27th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says. Continue reading ...

Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high


November 27th, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996. Continue reading ...

Ultra Low Temperature Rack for Tissue Storage Tubes


November 27th, 2014         by The Scientist RSS

The new Micronic 24-2 rack accommodates twenty-four 3.00ml tissue storage tubes. Continue reading ...

Somerset flood spend ‘driven by politics’, say experts


November 26th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Was campaign to guard Somerset Levels driven by politics or science? Continue reading ...

Risk from extreme weather rises


November 26th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities. Continue reading ...

Candy Crush maker chairman resigns


November 26th, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

The chairman of King Digital, the maker of the popular mobile game Candy Crush, Melvyn Morris, has resigned and is taking a break from the UK firm. Continue reading ...

Tracing the Ebola outbreak


November 26th, 2014         by BBC News - Science & Environment

Tracking first Ebola victim and and how virus spread Continue reading ...

Europe to vote on Google break-up


November 26th, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

The European Parliament will later vote on whether Google's search business should be separated from its other services. Continue reading ...

VIDEO: Faces transformed with digital masks


November 26th, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

Turning faces into digital works of art Continue reading ...

Matched ‘hybrid’ systems may hold key to wider use of renewable energy


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to 'match' different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report. Continue reading ...

Post-medieval Polish buried as potential ‘vampires’ were likely local


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Potential 'vampires' buried in northwestern Poland with sickles and rocks across their bodies were likely local and not immigrants to the region. In northwestern Poland, apotropaic funerary rites--a traditional practice intended to prevent evil--occurred throughout the 17th-18th c. AD. Continue reading ...

DNA survives critical entry into Earth’s atmosphere


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into Earth's atmosphere -- and still pass on genetic information. Scientists obtained these astonishing results during an experiment on the TEXUS-49 research rocket mission. Continue reading ...

Invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth blocks ‘killer electrons’


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

An invisible shield has been discovered some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called 'killer electrons,' which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms. Continue reading ...

Treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

A major breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer -- for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years -- has been made by scientists. The study examined an antibody (MPDL3280A) which blocks a protein (PD-L1) thought to help cancer cells evade immune detection. Continue reading ...

Potential predictive biomarker for response to PD-L1 checkpoint blocker found


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Scientists analyzed tissue samples from patients who had -- and had not -- responded to a promising new immunotherapy drug. The study could help identify patients most likely to respond to the new drug, which blocks PD-L1. Continue reading ...

High-tech mirror beams heat away from buildings into space


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Engineers have invented a material designed to help cool buildings. The material reflects incoming sunlight, and it sends heat from inside the structure directly into space as infrared radiation. Continue reading ...

Unbelievable underworld and its impact on us all


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

A new study has pulled together research into the most diverse place on earth to demonstrate how the organisms below-ground could hold the key to understanding how the worlds ecosystems function and how they are responding to climate change. Continue reading ...

‘Eye of Sauron’ provides new way of measuring distances to galaxies


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Scientists have developed a new way of measuring precise distances to galaxies tens of millions of light years away, using the W. M. Keck Observatory near the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The method is similar to what land surveyors use on Earth, by measuring the physical and angular, or ‘apparent’, size of a standard ruler in the galaxy, to calibrate the distance from this information. Continue reading ...

‘Off switch’ for pain discovered: Activating the adenosine A3 receptor subtype is key to powerful pain relief


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

A way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain has been discovered by researchers, suggesting a promising new approach to pain relief. Continue reading ...

Majority of women report sexual dysfunction after childbirth


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Many women notice that their sexual health changes after childbirth, according to researchers. Researchers have a study underway to determine the extent to which pelvic pain may be related to this change. Continue reading ...

Vaccines may make war on cancer personal


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

In the near future, physicians may treat some cancer patients with personalized vaccines that spur their immune systems to attack malignant tumors. New research has brought the approach one step closer to reality. Continue reading ...

Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Materials scientists have invented clay, which is both highly conductive and can easily be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. It represents a turn away from the rather complicated and costly processing -- currently used to make materials for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors -- and toward one that looks a bit like rolling out cookie dough with results that are even sweeter from an energy storage standpoint. Continue reading ...

Modeling the past to understand the future of a stronger El Niño


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

El Nino is not a contemporary phenomenon; it’s long been the Earth’s dominant source of year-to-year climate fluctuation. But as the climate warms and the feedbacks that drive the cycle change, researchers want to know how El Nino will respond. Continue reading ...

Why patients respond to a life-saving melanoma drug


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Researchers have pioneered a new methodology to predict why some patients battling advanced melanoma respond well or not at all to the new breakthrough drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda). Continue reading ...

Google told to expand right to forget


November 26th, 2014         by BBC News - Technology

EU data privacy regulators say Google must apply the right to have search results removed to its .com site as well as its European versions. Continue reading ...

The living, breathing ocean


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

The ocean is a complex ecosystem. The ocean carbon cycle is governed by the relationship among carbon, nutrients and oxygen, and the ratio between certain elements is key to understanding ocean respiration. Continue reading ...

Laser physicists ‘see’ how electrons make atomic and molecular transitions


November 26th, 2014         by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, physicists have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior they can predict and essentially control. Continue reading ...