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Two studies reveal new ideas on plant form, function and competitive nature

(Phys.org)—Two large international teams of researchers have conducted two separate analysis of the nature of plants and each has found something …

Melting sea ice increases Arctic precipitation, complicates climate predictions

The melting of sea ice will significantly increase Arctic precipitation, creating a climate feedback comparable to doubling global carbon dioxide, a …

Here comes the sun: Cellular sensor helps plants find light

Despite seeming passive, plants wage wars with each other to outgrow and absorb sunlight. If a plant is shaded by another, it becomes cut off from …

Scientists look deeper into the body with new fluorescent dye

Glowing dyes help scientists see inside the body and diagnose ailments, but they needed a certain type of molecule to improve the imaging depth. They …

5 Quick and Simple Lightroom Edits to make your Images Pop

Since its original release, Adobe’s Lightroom has grown into perhaps one of the best tools a photographer can use. Initially designed as an image …

Tutorials

Unity government in Libya as bulwark against IS

THE West has heaped pressure on rival Libyan politicians to form a unity government as the need for a stable ally to take on Islamic State jihadists …

What is the Big Bang Theory?

How was our Universe created? How did it come to be the seemingly infinite place we know of today? And what will become of it, ages from now? These …

The Environmental Impact of the Neolithic Revolution

BURLINGTON, VERMONT—A team of scientists studied the fossil record dating back 300 million years and found that patterns in the organization of plant …

The Internet’s hidden science factory

In a small apartment in a small town in northeastern Mississippi, Sarah Marshall sits at her computer, clicking bubbles for an online survey, as her …

Move Over, Graphene: Borophene Could Be the Strongest Material Ever

Graphene is the best-known two-dimensional material, with its atom-thick layers proving plenty of fascinating material properties. But now a team of …

Nanotech

January 2016

Features<p>Top 10 space stories of 2015<p>Astronomers find signs of dark matter close to home, unravel the mystery of a famous supernova, and take a trip …

Keep drinking that coffee, science says it's actually super good for you

As if we <i>needed</i> a reason to drink coffee: The <i>American Journal of Epidemiology</i> published the findings of a 10-year study that states coffee drinkers …

Coffee

Venus Express: ESA's 1st Mission to Venus

Venus Express was the European Space Agency's first mission to Venus, the second planet from the sun.<p>The 2,800-pound spacecraft spent eight years …

Astronomy

A Search Engine for the Internet’s Dirty Secrets - MIT Technology Review

Early this week the Austrian security company SEC Consult found that more than three million routers, modems, and other devices are vulnerable to …

Information Security

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending December 13, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on <i>MIT Technology Review</i>.

Recommended Reads on the Robot and AI Beat This Week - MIT Technology Review

Super-Literate Software Reads and Comprehends Better than Humans<br>An interesting story in <i>New Scientist</i> about an effort at Columbia University to teach …

Artificial Intelligence

News Bureau | ILLINOIS

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — One day soon, doctors may determine how physically active you are simply by imaging your brain. Physically fit people tend to have …

On Combating Islamophobia In Illinois

This past weekend, over 200 people of various religions and ethnicities attended a Springfield prayer vigil. It honored the lives lost in Paris and …

News Bureau | ILLINOIS

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A study of the West Nile virus risk associated with “dry” water-detention basins in central Illinois took an unexpected turn when …

Catholic Church Isn't Doing Enough to Stop Child Abuse

The Catholic Church continues to struggle with the crisis originating from its widespread and at least decades long practice of allowing child molesters within its midst to escape justice for their crimes. In a number of cases the failure to take responsibility for the actions of their clergy went …

Federal proposal looks to ban people 18 years of age and younger from tanning beds | KFI on the Pulse

Photo: Getty<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Anyone under the age of 18 would be barred from using indoor tanning equipment, under a federal proposal to help reduce …