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Cement study seeks nuclear waste solution

UK scientists say they have produced a new mix of cement that should be much more effective at containing nuclear waste in a deep repository. Continue reading ...

Earth’s rarest minerals catalogued

Scientists categorise the Earth's rarest minerals with some so rare that the total global supply could fit in a thimble. Continue reading ...

Polluted air ’causes 5.5m deaths a year’

More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, according to new research. Continue reading ...

US scientists warn on ‘dustbowl’ risk

US scientists have modelled how a 1930s-like "dustbowl" drought might impact American agriculture today, and found it to be just as damaging. Continue reading ...

‘Jaws’ may help humans grow new teeth, shark study suggests

A new insight into how sharks regenerate their teeth, which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss, has been discovered. Continue reading ...

Same gene dictates size of two sensory brain areas

The discovery has implications for understanding how the human brain evolved and how it varies between people Continue reading ...

New method for bio-designing yeast could improve biofuel production

A new strain of yeast that could improve the efficiency of making fuel from cellulosic biomass such as switchgrass has been discovered by researchers. Both the yeast strain and the method of its design could help overcome a significant bottleneck in the biofuels pipeline — namely, that the powerful solvents so good at breaking down biomass also sometimes hinder the next critical step of the process, fermentation. Continue reading ...

New method for bio-designing yeast could improve biofuel production

A new strain of yeast that could improve the efficiency of making fuel from cellulosic biomass such as switchgrass has been discovered by researchers. Both the yeast strain and the method of its design could help overcome a significant bottleneck in the biofuels pipeline — namely, that the powerful solvents so good at breaking down biomass also sometimes hinder the next critical step of the process, fermentation. Continue reading ...

Long-term cancer surviors still need guidance about screening, side effects, lifestyle

Researchers have published an article that addresses the needs of cancer survivors who are at least nine years beyond an initial diagnosis. The Q &A article discusses how to better care for long-term survivors. Continue reading ...

Long-term cancer surviors still need guidance about screening, side effects, lifestyle

Researchers have published an article that addresses the needs of cancer survivors who are at least nine years beyond an initial diagnosis. The Q &A article discusses how to better care for long-term survivors. Continue reading ...

Paleontologists discover evidence of new types of dinosaurs in Idaho including Tyrannosaur ancestors

A team of paleontologists has identified several new types of dinosaurs from fossil evidence discovered in eastern Idaho, demonstrating the presence of a much more diverse group of theropods in the area than was previously known. Continue reading ...

Paleontologists discover evidence of new types of dinosaurs in Idaho including Tyrannosaur ancestors

A team of paleontologists has identified several new types of dinosaurs from fossil evidence discovered in eastern Idaho, demonstrating the presence of a much more diverse group of theropods in the area than was previously known. Continue reading ...

Quake mobile app invites public test

A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile seismometer is being rolled out by California scientists. Continue reading ...

Rare beluga data show whales dive to maximize meals

As the Arctic continues to change due to rising temperatures, melting sea ice and human interest in developing oil and shipping routes, it's important to understand belugas' baseline behavior, argue the authors of a new article. Continue reading ...

Rare beluga data show whales dive to maximize meals

As the Arctic continues to change due to rising temperatures, melting sea ice and human interest in developing oil and shipping routes, it's important to understand belugas' baseline behavior, argue the authors of a new article. Continue reading ...

Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually

New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world's fastest growing economies, China and India. Continue reading ...

Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually

New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world's fastest growing economies, China and India. Continue reading ...

Detecting Lyme Early

Two new methods could help researchers to diagnose Lyme disease earlier than with existing tests. Continue reading ...

Software optimized on Mira advances design of mini-proteins for medicines, materials

Scientists are using Mira to virtually design unique, artificial peptides, or short proteins. Peptides have the best properties of two different classes of medical drugs today and could enable future, peptide-based medicines with few side effects. As researchers begin to develop new peptides, they are optimizing their in-house software to test thousands of potential peptide structure designs in tandem, requiring a state-of-the-art supercomputer. Continue reading ...

Software optimized on Mira advances design of mini-proteins for medicines, materials

Scientists are using Mira to virtually design unique, artificial peptides, or short proteins. Peptides have the best properties of two different classes of medical drugs today and could enable future, peptide-based medicines with few side effects. As researchers begin to develop new peptides, they are optimizing their in-house software to test thousands of potential peptide structure designs in tandem, requiring a state-of-the-art supercomputer. Continue reading ...

New nanotechnology detects biomarkers of cancer

Researchers have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living organisms. Continue reading ...

New nanotechnology detects biomarkers of cancer

Researchers have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living organisms. Continue reading ...

Study finds mechanism by which obesity promotes pancreatic and breast cancer

Investigators may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of obesity to promote cancer progression. The study focused on the effects of obesity on pancreatic and breast cancer, since more than half of those diagnosed with such tumors are overweight or obese. Continue reading ...

Study finds mechanism by which obesity promotes pancreatic and breast cancer

Investigators may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of obesity to promote cancer progression. The study focused on the effects of obesity on pancreatic and breast cancer, since more than half of those diagnosed with such tumors are overweight or obese. Continue reading ...

Ants were socializing — and sparring — nearly 100 million years ago, study finds

Like people, ants have often fought over food and territory. But ants began fighting long before humans: at least 99 million years ago, according to a fossil insect expert. Continue reading ...

Ants were socializing — and sparring — nearly 100 million years ago, study finds

Like people, ants have often fought over food and territory. But ants began fighting long before humans: at least 99 million years ago, according to a fossil insect expert. Continue reading ...

Imaging with an ‘optical brush’

A new imaging device has been developed that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibers, with no need for lenses or a protective housing. The fibers are connected to an array of photosensors at one end; the other ends can be left to wave free, so they could pass individually through micrometer-scale gaps in a porous membrane, to image whatever is on the other side. Continue reading ...

Imaging with an ‘optical brush’

A new imaging device has been developed that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibers, with no need for lenses or a protective housing. The fibers are connected to an array of photosensors at one end; the other ends can be left to wave free, so they could pass individually through micrometer-scale gaps in a porous membrane, to image whatever is on the other side. Continue reading ...

When the boss’s ethical behavior breaks bad

Is your boss ethical? Does he or she do what's right, as opposed to what's profitable? If so, they may turn downright abusive the next day. New research on leader behavior suggests ethical conduct leads to mental exhaustion and the "moral licensing" to lash out at employees. Continue reading ...

When the boss’s ethical behavior breaks bad

Is your boss ethical? Does he or she do what's right, as opposed to what's profitable? If so, they may turn downright abusive the next day. New research on leader behavior suggests ethical conduct leads to mental exhaustion and the "moral licensing" to lash out at employees. Continue reading ...