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California ranked as the UFO capital of the US

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 hours ago
A book has revealed that out of more than 120,000 UFO reports from 2001 to 2015, 16,000 of them came from California - and the authors said the warm weather could have something to do with it.

‘Everything Laguna Beach’ screening a big hit after social media plug

ocregister.com  -  5 hours ago
LAGUNA BEACH On Tuesday night, friends and co-workers Stephanie Garvey and Helena Noonan were among nearly 300 who crowded the second floor of Skyloft, one of the town’s newest and most popul…

NASA Astronauts Are Close to Identifying Unknown Microbe Colonies That Grow in Space

sciencealert.com  -  5 hours ago
The International Space Station (ISS) is usually a pretty clean place. But where there are people, there are microorganisms .

First Americans claim sparks controversy - BBC News

bbc.co.uk  -  5 hours ago
A study that claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago, much earlier than previously suggested, has run into controversy.

Does Parkinson's disease begin in the gut? New research suggests it does

latimes.com  -  6 hours ago
A large-scale study of the Swedish population finds that people who had a key channel between gut and brain cut were less likely to develop Parkinson's

Resource availability drives person-to-person variations in microbes living in the body

sciencedaily.com  -  6 hours ago
The collection of microbial species found in the human body varies from person to person, and new research suggests that a significant part of this variation can be explained by variability in shared resources available to the microbes.

Tibetan people have multiple adaptations for life at high altitudes

sciencedaily.com  -  6 hours ago
The Tibetan people have inherited variants of five different genes that help them live at high altitudes, with one gene originating in the extinct human subspecies, the Denisovans.

Scythian horse breeding unveiled: Lessons for animal domestication

sciencedaily.com  -  6 hours ago
A new study unveils the secrets of horse breeding by Iron Age Scythian nomads. The genomes reconstructed from 14 archaeological horses also provide important insights into the process of animal domestication, supporting changes in the neural crest development pathway as key to the emergence of…

Cystic fibrosis: Interactions between bacteria that infect lungs uncovered

sciencedaily.com  -  6 hours ago
Substances produced by a harmful bacterium in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients may enhance the growth of other bacteria that, in turn, inhibit the harmful bacterium's biofilm, according to new research.

Intergalactic gas and ripples in the cosmic web

sciencedaily.com  -  6 hours ago
A team of astronomers has made the first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars.

DNA from extinct humans discovered in cave sediments

sciencedaily.com  -  6 hours ago
Researchers have developed a new method to retrieve hominin DNA from cave sediments -- even in the absence of skeletal remains.

For first time, researchers measure forces that align crystals and help them snap together

sciencedaily.com  -  6 hours ago
For the first time, researchers have measured the force that draws tiny crystals together and visualized how they swivel and align. Called van der Waals forces, the attraction provides insights into how crystals self-assemble, an activity that occurs in a wide range of cases in nature, from rocks…

Long-frozen DNA shows how people changed the ‘most important domesticated animal’

washingtonpost.com  -  7 hours ago
We've bred horses to be ridiculously fast, but at a cost to their health.


How plants form their sugar transport routes

sciencedaily.com  -  7 hours ago
In experiments on transport tissues in plants, researchers were able to identify factors of crucial importance for the formation of the plant tissue known as phloem. These factors differ from all previously known factors that trigger the specification of cells. The findings substantially expand our…

Apple patent reveals latest plans for wireless charging

dailymail.co.uk  -  7 hours ago
A new patent from the Cupertino tech firm published today seeks to extend the range of wireless charging by using electromagnetic frequencies reserved for data transmission.

NASA’s Cassini survived its first Saturn dive, and delivered some mind-blowing photos

bgr.com  -  7 hours ago
NASA delivered some fantastic news very early this morning, announcing that the Cassini spacecraft had successfully survived the first of its “Grand Finale” dives. The craft was out of …

Ice cave in Transylvania yields window into region's past

sciencedaily.com  -  7 hours ago
Ice cores drilled from a glacier in a cave in Transylvania offer new evidence of how Europe's winter weather and climate patterns fluctuated during the last 10,000 years, known as the Holocene period.

Can early experiences with computers, robots increase STEM interest among young girls?

sciencedaily.com  -  7 hours ago
Girls start believing they aren't good at math, science and even computers at a young age -- but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and inspire confidence, suggests a new study.

Gender differences in depression appear at age 12

sciencedaily.com  -  7 hours ago
A new analysis has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12.

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