National Academy of Sciences

Age and Gut Bacteria Contribute to Multiple Sclerosis Progression

<i>Summary: Genetic risk factors, age and gut bacteria appear to work in collaboration to trigger multiple sclerosis, a new study reports.</i><p>Source: …

Neuroscience

How to open the blood-brain-barrier with precision for safer drug delivery

Schematic representation of the feedback-controlled focused ultrasound drug delivery system. Serving as the acoustic indicator of drug-delivery …

Medicine

Slaughter of 90,000 Wild Horses Could Proceed Despite 80% Objection From American Public

The American Wild Horse Campaign on Thursday harshly criticized Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke's appointment of Brian Steed, the former chief of staff for …

Ryan Zinke

Who Decided it was a Good Idea to Stop Wandering and Move into Town?

Sedentism refers to the decision made first by humans at least 12,000 years ago to start living in groups for long periods of time. Settling down, …

Anthropology

5 Ways to Build Creativity and Boost Your Business

Cultivating creativity requires mental toughness.<p>What is creativity? While there's no easy definition, I like the one from researcher Sarnoff Mednick who defined it as an associative memory that works very well.<p>Mednick's Remote Associates Test attempted to quantify creativity as the ability to see …

Creativity

What 150 Years of Education Statistics Say About Schools Today

Even before there was a federal education department, there was a federal education statistics agency. The National Center for Education Statistics …

Education

Science of Science Communication III

<i>The Science of Science Communication III (SSCIII)</i><i><br>Inspiring Novel Collaborations and Building Capacity</i><p>November 16-17, 2017; Washington, D.C.<br>Organized …

Research

When a 10% Gain Makes You Feel Like a Loser

Big gains can be hard to find in the financial markets. Nowadays, though, they seem to be everywhere -- and that could change how you feel about taking risks.<p>As of Nov. 16, the S&P 500 is up 359% since the bull market began March 9, 2009, counting dividends, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. This …

Business

Burial mounds of II millenium BC found in Azerbaijan

The Institute of Archeology and Ethnography is one of the most active institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. Almost every …

Archaeology

A stable plasma ring has been created in open air for the first time ever

Like Magic, Only Better<p>When it was first described in the 1920s by physicist Irvin Langmuir, plasma was said to be one of the fundamental states of …

Physics

5 Factors to Weigh When Choosing Your Company's Headquarters

Don't follow the crowd and set up shop in a popular startup area. Instead, ask yourself, "Why?"<p>Silicon Valley is certainly a heady environment, what with every block home to the headquarters of three or four startups. But that doesn't mean every business should make its home there in the Bay …

Silicon Valley

If You're Obese, a Single Gene May Be to Blame

One gene "could be fueling the obesity epidemic," according to a study performed on mice<p>We all know about the obesity epidemic here in America. In fact, more than 20 percent of people in every state have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above. And while fast food diets and lack of exercise have …

Diabetes

Gene Discovery May Halt Worldwide Wheat Epidemic

University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal …

Biology

Wine-making existed at least 500 years earlier than previously known

ACCORDING to the ancient Greeks, wine was first discovered by Dionysus, and proved so popular that he was rewarded with godhood. The ancient Persians …

Archaeology

Can't seem to lose weight? You may have this special gene

<b>by:</b> Updated: Nov 16, 2017 - 9:20 AM<p>Loading...<p>Are you envious of your friends who seem to eat whatever they want without gaining a pound, while a …

Weight Loss

Facebook: Just one 'like' can help advertisers target customers, research shows - Science News - ABC News

Do you "like" Lady Gaga on Facebook? According to a study, your pop fandom may offer a clue about your personality for advertisers to …

Advertising

Engineers create stable plasma ring in open air

For the first time, engineers at Caltech have created a stable ring of plasma in open air—essentially capturing lightning in a bottle, but without …

Chemistry

Scientists accidentally hatch beetles with three functional eyes in a bizarre gene experiment

Indiana State University scientists grew the working eye on a scarab beetle by editing its genes<p>Unless you’re a particular fan of the beetle, most of …

Biology

Our First Solid Evidence For What Climate Change Did to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey appears to be just the beginning of what’s to come for Houston, and Texas as a whole. That’s according to a study published online …

Climate Change

World’s Oldest Wine Discovered in Georgia

New evidence shows that our love for wine dates back to the Stone Age.<p>Next time you pop open a bottle of wine, pour one out for our Stone Age brethren.<p>A study published on Monday by the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> journal claims that as far back as 6000 B.C., prehistoric farmers …

Travel

There's more than one way to build a tree

Fossils from China show that evolution found an alternative – and ultimately overly-complicated – way to increase the size of the earliest tree trunks<p>In the world of knee-high land plants 400m years ago, the battle to grow tall was won by plants which found biomechanical solutions to fight gravity. …

Evolution

Educated Republicans Are Less Likely to Believe in Climate Change

Just this week, more than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries signed a paper issuing a urgent plea to global leaders about the "current trajectory …

Climate Change

Watch This Plasma Ring Float in Open Air

The plasma ring was created using a stream of water that was less than the width of a human hair and moving as fast as a bullet.<p>Plasma sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but you probably encounter the fourth state of matter on a daily basis. Any time you see a neon sign, a fluorescent …

Engineering

Scientists Can Predict Your Personality Based on Just One Facebook Like

What do your Facebook likes say about you?<p>A team of social scientists from Britain and the U.S. has determined that just one like on the social …

Matched

The Power Of #MeToo: Why Hashtag Sparks ‘Groundswell’ Of Sharing — And Healing

As a Ph.D. candidate in the social sciences more than 20 years ago, Duana Welch, 49, had done enough research to know the consequences she’d face by …

Health Policy

Archaeologists uncork some of the earliest evidence of winemaking

Archaeologists have unearthed some of the earliest evidence of winemaking in the world, dating back about 8,000 years. Excavations in the Republic of …

Archaeology

Idea of 100 percent renewable energy isn't feasible

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen recently passed Resolution 124, which calls for the city to commit to transition to 100 percent clean energy in the …

Renewable Energy

In this 30-second video, scientists re-create a mesmerizing weather phenomenon for the first time

Sailors used to think that the strange yet beautiful lights sometimes seen floating on ships’ decks during thunderstorms were a celestial sign of …

Magnetism

Cas9 Expression in Mosquito Germlines Could Help Prevent Disease Spread | GEN

Pathogenic arboviruses, including dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika, are all spread by the mosquito <i>Aedes aegypti</i>. Researchers at the …

Genetics

New Study Shows What Would Happen If the US Went Vegan

If you were to ask all of your friends what an ideal society looks like, I’m sure you’d receive vastly different answers. Maybe someone will suggest …

Science