LONG-TERM HUMAN IMPACTS ON REEF FISH

In a new study investigating human impacts on resource fish biomass on the Island of Hawai'i, researchers observed an alarming 45%...

'ROAMING REACTIONS' STUDY TO SHED NEW LIGHT ON ATMOSPHERIC MOLECULES

For the first time, a team of chemists has lifted the hood on the mechanics involved in the mysterious interplay between sunlight and...

 
 
 

NEW INSIGHT INTO THE EVOLUTION OF COMPLEX LIFE ON EARTH

A novel connection between primordial organisms and complex life has been discovered, as new evidence sheds light on the evolutionary...

NEW SCIENCE BEHIND ALGAE-BASED FLIP-FLOPS

Sustainable flip-flops: A team of researchers has formulated polyurethane foams made from algae oil to meet commercial specifications...

 
 
 

MOST AMERICANS DON'T HAVE ENOUGH ASSETS TO WITHSTAND 3 MONTHS WITHOUT INCOME

A new study found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold, meaning that if their...

WANING ATTENTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE AMID PANDEMIC COULD HAVE LASTING EFFECTS

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, searches for climate change are on the decline. That worries authors of a new study showing...

 
 
 

CHEMISTS BUILD NATURAL ANTI-CANCER COMPOUND WITH LEAN NEW PROCESS

Creative chemists employ enzymes to build a complex but promising natural anti-cancer agent called cepafungin I in a lean nine steps.

BLOOD TEST MAY POINT TO PATIENTS AT HIGHER RISK FOR COVID-19 DETERIORATION, DEATH

Researchers analyzed five biomarkers present in the blood of hundreds of COVID-19 patients, finding elevated levels associated with...

 
 
 

A NEW TOOL FOR MODELING THE HUMAN GUT MICROBIOME

Engineers have designed a device that replicates the lining of the colon. With the device, they can grow human colon cells along with...

DNA FROM AN ANCIENT, UNIDENTIFIED ANCESTOR WAS PASSED DOWN TO HUMANS LIVING TODAY

A new analysis of ancient genomes suggests that different branches of the human family tree interbred multiple times, and that some...

 
 
 

TRAINING NEURAL CIRCUITS EARLY IN DEVELOPMENT IMPROVES RESPONSE

When it comes to training neural circuits for tissue engineering or biomedical applications, a new study suggests a key parameter:...

ELECTRIC COOKER AN EASY, EFFICIENT WAY TO SANITIZE N95 MASKS, STUDY FINDS

A new study found that 50 minutes of dry heat in an electric cooker decontaminated N95 respirators inside and out while maintaining...

 
 
 

WHY SHAVING DULLS EVEN THE SHARPEST OF RAZORS

Engineers have studied the simple act of shaving up close, observing how a razor blade can be damaged as it cuts human hair - a material...

MIX OF CONTAMINANTS IN FUKUSHIMA WASTEWATER, RISKS OF OCEAN DUMPING

Nearly 10 years after the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power, radiation levels have...

 
 
 

STUDY FINDS HIGH LEVELS OF TOXIC POLLUTANTS IN STRANDED DOLPHINS AND WHALES

Researchers examined toxins in tissue concentrations and pathology data from 83 stranded dolphins and whales from 2012 to 2018. They...

COMPLETING THE SET: 'COUPON-COLLECTION BEHAVIOR' REDUCES SEX-RATIO VARIATION AMONG FAMILIES

A new analysis of sibling records from more than 300,000 individuals suggests that some parents continue to reproduce until they have...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY MISSING SOURCE OF ATMOSPHERIC CARBONYL SULFIDE

Researchers report that anthropogenic sources of carbonyl sulfide , not just oceanic sources, account for much of the missing source...

WHAT'S IN OILFIELD WASTEWATER MATTERS FOR INJECTION-INDUCED EARTHQUAKES

Specifically, he pointed out that oilfield brine has much different properties, like density and viscosity, than pure water, and these...

 
 
 

FIRST RECORD OF INVASIVE SHELL-BORING WORM IN THE WADDEN SEA MEANS TROUBLE FOR OYSTER

N October 2014, the suspicion arose that the parasite worm Polydora websteri had found its way to the Wadden Sea. Researchers now confirm...

NEW CLASS OF LASER BEAM DOESN'T FOLLOW NORMAL LAWS OF REFRACTION

Researchers have developed a new type of laser beam that doesn't follow long-held principles about how light refracts and travels....

 
 
 



President Trump to ban dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Trump to ban dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

The move turns up the pressure on negotiations over the popular video app's future through a potential sale. Read more ...

Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP primary win in Tennessee

Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP primary win in Tennessee

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty has won the Tennessee Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat behind the endorsement of President Donald Trump. Read more ...

Protesters rally in Portland as mayor decries violence

Protesters rally in Portland as mayor decries violence

Police declared an unlawful assembly late Thursday and officers worked to push protesters away from a precinct. Read more ...

Michelle Obama says she's suffering from 'low-grade depression'

Michelle Obama says she's suffering from 'low-grade depression'

It's a familiar feeling for many Americans. Read more ...

President Trump signs executive orders to ban TikTok, WeChat in 45 days

President Trump signs executive orders to ban TikTok, WeChat in 45 days

WASHINGTON - President Trump issued executive orders Thursday evening prohibiting Americans from transacting with the owners of popular mobile apps TikTok and WeChat. The... Read more ...

Trump bans U.S. transactions with TikTok and WeChat starting September 20

Trump bans U.S. transactions with TikTok and WeChat starting September 20

President Donald Trump banned U.S. transactions with China's ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of messenger app WeChat., Read more ...

'External interference through a rocket or bomb or other act' possible cause...

'External interference through a rocket or bomb or other act' possible cause for Beirut blast - Lebanon's president

Lebanon's President did not rule out that a series of powerful explosions in the Port of Beirut were caused by a rocket or a bomb. The authorities previously stated that the... Read more ...

Trump's vaguely-worded executive order targeting Tencent initially wiped $45...

Trump's vaguely-worded executive order targeting Tencent initially wiped $45 billion off its value

Tencent's stock fell as much as 10% after Trump issued a vaguely-worded executive order banning US individuals and companies from doing business with its chat app WeChat. A... Read more ...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for coronavirus

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for coronavirus

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NY attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA

NY attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA

New York's attorney general is suing the National Rifle Association, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking... Read more ...