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Row over Caribbean dolphin parks plan

Turks and Caicos Islands debates marine mammal park Continue reading ...

VIDEO: Using science to combat flooding

Scientists at Newcastle University are going in search of floods, trying to learn what causes them so they can prevent future flash flooding. Continue reading ...

Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse

To understand how confidence in parenting may predict parenting behaviors in women who were abused as children, psychologists have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more critical of their ability to parent successfully. Intervention programs for moms at-risk, therefore, should focus on bolstering mothers' self-confidence -- not just teach parenting skills, the researchers said. Continue reading ...

Borderline personality traits linked to lowered empathy

Those with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, a mental illness marked by unstable moods, often experience trouble maintaining interpersonal relationships. New research indicates that this may have to do with lowered brain activity in regions important for empathy in individuals with borderline personality traits. Continue reading ...

Increasingly severe disturbances weaken world’s temperate forests

Longer, more severe, and hotter droughts and a myriad of other threats, including diseases and more extensive and severe wildfires, are threatening to transform some of the world's temperate forests, a new study has found. Without informed management, some forests could convert to shrublands or grasslands within the coming decades. Continue reading ...

Can you avoid hangovers after heavy drinking?

Are some people immune to hangovers, and can eating or drinking water after heavy drinking prevent a hangover? The answers appear to be 'no' and 'no' according to new research. Continue reading ...

VIDEO: Nasa team ‘living on Mars’ for a year

A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars. Continue reading ...

Year-long ‘Mars isolation’ begins

A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars. Continue reading ...

Vaccine Virus Sticks Around

One man shed poliovirus for 28 years after he was vaccinated, researchers report. Continue reading ...

HSBC clears ‘99%’ of delayed payments

HSBC says it has processed "99%" of payments affected by an IT glitch, with the remainder due to be completed overnight. Continue reading ...

Phytochemical Helps Differentiate Workers from Queen Bees

The consumption of p-coumaric acid, a chemical found in honey and pollen, may help set a female honeybee on its course to becoming a worker instead of a queen. Continue reading ...

Next Generation: Cell-Covered Fastener

Scientists have developed an interlocking cell scaffold for easy building and dismantling of tissues. Continue reading ...

Keeping the ions close: A new activity

Building better batteries means understanding the chemistry of acids and bases. Now, scientists found that when a strong acid is mixed with water, the negatively and positively charged parts create an unexpected structure. Continue reading ...

Seeing quantum motion; even one day ripples in the fabric of space-time?

Even large objects obey quantum physics, meaning they are never quite at rest. Researchers have developed a way to detect -- and manipulate -- this underlying quantum motion. Continue reading ...

Artificial leaf harnesses sunlight for efficient fuel production

A new solar fuel generation system, or artificial leaf, safely creates fuel from sunlight and water with record-setting efficiency and stability. Continue reading ...

Satellite revisits Hurricane Katrina

A UK-built satellite delivered the first orbital picture to US disaster response coordinators following Hurricane Katrina. Ten years on, a British spacecraft has re-imaged the Mississippi Delta. Continue reading ...

An engineered surface unsticks sticky water droplets

Researchers have developed the first nano/micro-textured highly slippery surfaces able to outperform lotus leaf-inspired liquid repellent coatings, particularly in situations where the water is in the form of vapor or tiny droplets. Continue reading ...

CPR: It’s not always a lifesaver, but it plays one on TV

If you think that performing CPR on a person whose heart has stopped is a surefire way to save their life, you may be watching too much TV. The truth is more depressing than fiction, according to a new study. While medical dramas Grey's Anatomy and House show cardiopulmonary resuscitation saving a patient's life nearly 70 percent of the time, the real immediate survival rate is nearly half that -- around 37 percent. Continue reading ...

New synthetic tumor environments make cancer research more realistic

Tumors are notoriously difficult to study in their natural habitat -- body tissues -- but a new synthetic tissue environment may give cancer researchers the next-best look at tumor growth and behavior. Researchers have now developed a new technique to create a cell habitat of hydrogels which can realistically and quickly recreate microenvironments found across biology. Continue reading ...

Oysters harbor, transmit human norovirus: Avoid raw ones

Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to newresearch. Continue reading ...

Has Defra shown badger culling works?

Pallab Ghosh assesses the evidence for the decision to extend the cull of badgers to control TB in cattle. Continue reading ...

Satellite image of IS destruction

A French satellite system pictures a rubble pile where the Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand. Continue reading ...

Fungi tweaked to boost industrial enzymes

Mutants of a common fungus produce endoxylanase enzymes twice as potent as the original strain. Continue reading ...

Graphics processors accelerate pattern discovery

Using normal graphics processors, a new program for identifying repeated patterns in complex networks significantly boosts search performance. Continue reading ...

Simulations show why platinum nanoparticles become less effective catalysts at small sizes

Scientists have used first-principles computer simulations to explain why small platinum nanoparticles are less effective catalysts than larger ones. Continue reading ...

Close to the point of more efficient chips

More efficient chips based on plasmonics are a step closer to reality through better control of the directional excitation of plasmons in a gold grating. Continue reading ...

Turning sewage sludge into concrete

Dried sewage sludge could be an alternative cement material for concrete, researchers have found. Continue reading ...

Using DNA origami to build nanodevices of the future

Scientists have developed a method, using a double layer of lipids, which facilitates the assembly of DNA origami units, bringing us one-step closer to DNA nanomachines. Continue reading ...

Ashley Madison founder steps down

The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down following data hack. Continue reading ...

Medicinal marijuana: Patients battle stigma and misunderstanding

New research examines the experiences of California residents who have been prescribed medical marijuana and the stigma they experience from public opinion.  The findings indicate that the stigma of using medical marijuana may contribute to the under-treatment of those who might benefit from medical marijuana.  Continue reading ...