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BBC News - Science & Environment

Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.
James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.
Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered an incredibly rare find: a stone age axe held within its wooden handle.
Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests.
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.
A campaign begins to reduce light pollution in South Downs National Park and give it dark skies special status.
A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
 

Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to 'match' different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.
Potential 'vampires' buried in northwestern Poland with sickles and rocks across their bodies were likely local and not immigrants to the region. In northwestern Poland, apotropaic funerary rites--a traditional practice intended to prevent evil--occurred throughout the 17th-18th c. AD.
The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into Earth's atmosphere -- and still pass on genetic information. Scientists obtained these astonishing results during an experiment on the TEXUS-49 research rocket mission.
An invisible shield has been discovered some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called 'killer electrons,' which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms.
A major breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer -- for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years -- has been made by scientists. The study examined an antibody (MPDL3280A) which blocks a protein (PD-L1) thought to help cancer cells evade immune detection.
 

Biology News Net

Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals have uncovered an easily detectable, "pre-malignant" state in the blood that significantly increases the likelihood that an individual will go on to develop blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, or myelodysplastic syndrome. The discovery, which was made independently by two research teams affiliated with the Broad and partner institutions, opens new avenues for research aimed at early detection and prevention of blood cancer. Findings from both teams appear this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

A team of scientists from Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine.


Stephanie Green studies lionfish in The Bahamas.
If you live in lionfish territory in the Atlantic Ocean, the last thing you want to be is a small fish with a long, skinny body, resting by yourself at night, near the bottom of the seafloor.

Drawing on nearly five decades of experience, Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, one of the seminal scientific explorers of the Amazon rain forest in modern times, chronicles some of his most significant and fascinating expeditions in That Glorious Forest: Exploring the Plants and Their Indigenous Uses in Amazonia, now available from The New York Botanical Garden Press.


Electrical and computer engineering professor Barry Van Veen wears an electrode net used to monitor brain activity via EEG signals.
As real as that daydream may seem, its path through your brain runs opposite reality.

 

New Scientist - Online news

From BPA to burnt toast, pretty much everything in the modern world comes with a hidden cocktail of chemical extras. Get the facts on what to worry about (full text available to subscribers)






The way our furry friends turn their heads when listening to our words indicates which part of the brain they are using and how they process our speech






Starving adult bears could struggle to raise any cubs by the end of this century in their current stronghold in the Canadian Arctic






Six individuals in 19th century Poland believed to be at risk of becoming vampires weren't mysterious outsiders - they were locals singled out for another reason






A collision avoidance system for drones lets them see each other on camera and take steps to minimise the risk of crashing in mid-air






A photo of swimmers in the midst of Lima's arid landscape has been shortlisted in a competition highlighting climate and development issues






An oceanic crime scene investigation has exposed a murderous side to the North Sea's cuddly resident amid fears that its next victim could be a human
All the latest stories on newscientist.com: Chinese plant helps burn calories, John Ioannidis on fixing science, neurons light up Times Square, worm gets uploaded to cyberspace, and more






Next year the world's first digital animal will be born inside a computer. Could its descendants be conscious?






Brown fat burns calories by turning energy into heat. In mice the plant extract berberine ramped up the calories burned – but is it safe?






 
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