WISDOM OF THE CROWD? BUILDING BETTER FORECASTS FROM SUBOPTIMAL PREDICTORS

Scientists have shown how to combine the forecasts of a collection of suboptimal 'delay embedding' predictors for time series data....

BECOMING LESS ACTIVE AND GAINING WEIGHT: DOWNSIDES OF BECOMING AN ADULT

Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased...

 
 
 

LASER DIODE EMITS DEEP UV LIGHT

Researchers say they have designed a laser diode that emits the shortest-wavelength ultraviolet light to-date, with potential applications...

'MELTING ROCK' MODELS PREDICT MECHANICAL ORIGINS OF EARTHQUAKES

Engineers have devised a model that can predict the early mechanical behaviors and origins of an earthquake in multiple types of rock....

 
 
 

STUDY TRACES EVOLUTION OF ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATION

A study tracing acoustic communication across the tree of life of land-living vertebrates reveals that the ability to vocalize goes...

NEW DOG, OLD TRICKS? STRAY DOGS CAN UNDERSTAND HUMAN CUES

Pet dogs are highly receptive to commands from their owners. But is this due to their training or do dogs have an innate ability to...

 
 
 

CLIMATE MAY PLAY A BIGGER ROLE THAN DEFORESTATION IN RAINFOREST BIODIVERSITY

In a study on small mammal biodiversity in the Atlantic Forest, researchers found that climate may affect biodiversity in rainforests...

PROGRAMMABLE NESTS FOR CELLS

Using DNA, smallest silica particles, and carbon nanotubes, researchers developed novel programmable materials. These nanocomposites...

 
 
 

NEW SCHEDULING TOOL OFFERS BOTH BETTER FLIGHT CHOICES AND INCREASED AIRLINE PROFITS

Researchers have developed an original approach to flight scheduling that, if implemented, could result in a significant increase in...

SPIDER-MAN-STYLE ROBOTIC GRASPERS DEFY GRAVITY

Traditional methods of vacuum suction and previous vacuum suction devices cannot maintain suction on rough surfaces due to vacuum leakage,...

 
 
 

INGESTIBLE MEDICAL DEVICES CAN BE BROKEN DOWN WITH LIGHT

Engineers have developed a light-sensitive material that allows gastrointestinal devices to be triggered to break down inside the body...

LOW DOSES OF RADIATION USED IN MEDICAL IMAGING LEAD TO MUTATIONS IN CELL CULTURES

Common medical imaging procedures use low doses of radiation that are believed to be safe. A new study, however, finds that in human...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS MEASURE THE EVOLVING ENERGY OF A SOLAR FLARE'S EXPLOSIVE FIRST MINUTES

In 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful collision of...

CHEMISTS ALLOW BORON ATOMS TO MIGRATE

Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are important building blocks for synthesis products to produce drugs and agricultural...

 
 
 

HUMAN FETAL LUNGS HARBOR A MICROBIOME SIGNATURE

The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb - as young as 11 weeks after conception - already show a bacterial microbiome signature,...

ACTIVATION OF A DISTINCT GENETIC PATHWAY CAN SLOW THE PROGRESS OF METASTATIC BREAST CANCER

Activation of the BMP4 signalling pathway presents a new therapeutic strategy to combat metastatic breast cancer, a disease that has...

 
 
 

IT TAKES MORE THAN TWO TO TANGO: MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES INFLUENCE ANIMAL SEX AND REPRODUCTION

It is an awkward idea, but a couple's ability to have kids may partly depend on who else is present. The reproductive tracts of males...

MOLECULES MOVE FASTER OVER ROUGH TERRAIN

Contrary to what one might think, molecules can move faster in the proximity of rougher surfaces.

 
 
 

REAL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CANNABIS EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY

A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has...

RETHINKING INTERACTIONS WITH MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist,...

 
 
 



Kansas-Kansas State melee includes stool-wielding player

Kansas-Kansas State melee includes stool-wielding player

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee behind the basket that included punches, shoving and at least... Read more ...

Impeachment trial takes senators off campaign trail

Impeachment trial takes senators off campaign trail

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is throwing a wrench into the campaign plans of Democratic presidential hopefuls serving in the U.S. Senate. Read more ...

Derek Jeter elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, stunningly misses unanimous vote

Derek Jeter elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, stunningly misses unanimous vote

The Captain is officially headed to Cooperstown. Derek Jeter, the greatest shortstop in Yankees history, was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, the BBWAA... Read more ...

Senate approves Trump impeachment trial rules after grueling 12-hour session

Senate approves Trump impeachment trial rules after grueling 12-hour session

Senate Republicans have pushed through ground rules for President Trump's impeachment trial, ending more than 12 hours of contentious debate with their Democratic rivals over... Read more ...

Taylor Swift reveals her mom has brain tumor

Taylor Swift reveals her mom has brain tumor

She says it's 'nothing like what we've ever been through with her cancer before.' Read more ...

Barry Bonds misses Baseball Hall of Fame; Derek Jeter, Larry Walker make it

Barry Bonds misses Baseball Hall of Fame; Derek Jeter, Larry Walker make it

Bonds got 60.7% of votes - well below the 75% needed to qualify. Read more ...

Chief Justice John Roberts admonishes House managers and White House counsel

Chief Justice John Roberts admonishes House managers and White House counsel

The Senate exploded in acrimony after midnight on Wednesday as the House impeachment managers and White House counsel traded insults, prompting Chief Justice John Roberts to... Read more ...

The Saudi hack on Jeff Bezos' phone went on for months and led to gigabytes...

The Saudi hack on Jeff Bezos' phone went on for months and led to gigabytes of personal data being stolen, according to new report

The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia's possible hack of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone may have led to the extraction of dozens of kilobytes of data that... Read more ...

Schilling the one to watch in next Hall of Fame vote

Schilling the one to watch in next Hall of Fame vote

DETROIT - Derek Jeter's election to the Hall of Fame marked the seventh straight year with at least one first-ballot honoree. Read more ...

Hillary Clinton says 'nobody likes' Bernie Sanders; won't commit to backing him

Hillary Clinton says 'nobody likes' Bernie Sanders; won't commit to backing him

The new round of attacks come less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses. Read more ...