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BBC News - Science & Environment

Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change attract hundreds of thousands of marchers across more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite arrives successfully in orbit above the planet, in a mission to study its high atmosphere.
New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high.
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.
Effective urban transit systems can encourage people out of their cars and provide a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, a report suggests.
 

Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers. Researchers identified a new polymer -- a type of large molecule that forms plastics and other familiar materials -- which improved the efficiency of solar cells. The group also determined the method by which the polymer improved the cells' efficiency. The polymer allowed electrical charges to move more easily throughout the cell, boosting the production of electricity -- a mechanism never before demonstrated in such devices.
Rising temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns may get the lion’s share of our climate change attention, but predators may want to give some thought to wind, according to a zoologist’s study, which is among the first to demonstrate the way “global stilling” may alter predator-prey relationships.
The first human tests of using a perfluorocarbon (PFC) tracer in combination with non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging to track therapeutic immune cells injected into patients with colorectal cancer have been reported by scientists.
Domestic violence occurs at least as frequently, and likely even more so, between same-sex couples compared to opposite-sex couples, according to a new review of research. Abuse is underreported in same-sex couples due to the stigma of sexual orientation, researchers note.
A possible 6,800 new Ebola cases this are predicted this month, as suggested by researchers who used modelling analysis to come up with their figures. The rate of new cases significantly increased in August in Liberia and Guinea, around the time that a mass quarantine was put in place, indicating that the mass quarantine efforts may have made the outbreak worse than it would have been otherwise.
 

Biology News Net


Rhinorex, a newly discovered dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous period, had an impressive nose.
Call it the Jimmy Durante of dinosaurs – a newly discovered hadrosaur with a truly distinctive nasal profile. The new dinosaur, named Rhinorex condrupus by paleontologists from North Carolina State University and Brigham Young University, lived in what is now Utah approximately 75 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period.

New research published today in the online journal PLoS Outbreaks predicts new Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted.

A leading Dartmouth researcher, working with The Melanoma Genetics Consortium, GenoMEL, an international research consortium, co-authored a paper published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that proves longer telomeres increase the risk of melanoma.

Researchers in Biomedical Informatics at IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) and at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have recently published a study in eLife showing that RNA called non-coding (IncRNA) plays an important role in the evolution of new proteins, some of which could have important cell functions yet to be discovered.

A team of Spanish researchers have obtained the first partial genome sequence of an ancient pig. Extracted from a sixteenth century pig found at the site of the Montsoriu Castle in Girona, the data obtained indicates that this ancient pig is closely related to today's Iberian pig. Researchers also discard the hypothesis that Asian pigs were crossed with modern Iberian pigs.

 

New Scientist - Online news

Changes in the chemical make-up of underground water could be a warning that an earthquake is on the way, according to data from two recent quakes in Iceland






A cheap iPhone accessory that measures your glasses prescription brings eyecare to the places where it is most needed






A chemical compound using superheavy element seaborgium is the first to show effects linked to Einstein's theory of relativity






If neuroscientists were one day able to predict your every action and decision based on brain scans, will you abandon the concept of free will? Probably not






All the latest on newscientist.com: 6 solar strangenesses, US drone zones open, Ig Nobels, Apple Watch, ants vs spiders, epileptic poetry and more






The most detailed map of our galaxy ever made reveals the incomprehensible majesty of our neighbourhood






Dallas County Jail lost its bid to install "video visitation" equipment after concerns were raised that in-person visits would be restricted






Scientists in Scotland are largely relieved by the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, believing science to be safer in a united kingdom






To whom shall I compare thee? A woman with epilepsy has a rare condition – the constant urge to write poetry, which may shed light on creativity






From now on, Japan will have to work much harder to convince the world that its "scientific whaling" should be allowed to continue






 
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