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Widespread Loss of Ocean Oxygen to Become Noticeable in 2030s

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A drop in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large parts of the ocean between 2030 and 2040, according to a new study.

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Unique Fragment From Earth's Formation Returns After Billions of Years in Cold Storage

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In a paper to be published today in the journal Science Advances, lead author Karen Meech of the University of Hawai`i's Institute for Astronomy and her colleagues conclude that C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS) formed in the inner Solar System at the same time as the Earth itself, but was ejected at a very early stage.

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Possible Extragalactic Source of High-Energy Neutrinos

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Nearly 10 billion years ago in a galaxy known as PKS B1424-418, a dramatic explosion occurred. Light from this blast began arriving at Earth in 2012. Now, an international team of astronomers, led by Prof. Matthias Kadler, professor for astrophysics at the university of Würzburg, and including other scientists from the new research cluster for astronomy and astroparticle physics at the universities of Würzburg and Erlangen-Nürnberg, have shown that a record-breaking neutrino seen around the same time likely was born in the same event. The results are published in Nature Physics.

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Influence of Religion and Predestination on Evolution and Scientific Thinking

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Generally seen as antithetical to one another, evolution and religion can hardly fit in a scientific discourse simultaneously. However, biologist Dr Aldemaro Romero Jr., Baruch College, USA, devotes his latest research article, now published in the open access Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO), to observing the influences a few major religions have had on evolutionists and their scientific thinking over the centuries.

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Trauma in a Bee

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Entomologists of the universities of Jena and Kiel shed light on bizarre mating mechanisms of native twisted-winged parasites.

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McMaster University Ancient Coins Expert Available to Discuss Trove of Roman Coins Unearthed in Spain.

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New Data Improve Techniques for Determining Whether a Jaw Bone Comes From a Man or Woman

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The scientific breakthrough, carried out by researchers at UGR and the Spanish National Research Council, is of great significance to the field of biological anthropology. It also has further implications for paleoanthropology, paleodemographics, forensic science and orthodontics, among other disciplines.

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Expert: When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine

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Birds of Prey Constrained in the Beak Evolution Race

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How birds' beaks evolved characteristic shapes to eat different food is a classic example of evolution by natural selection.

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Press Registration Now Open for ICHEP 2016, in Chicago

Registration for the 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics, which will take place Aug. 3-10, is now open. Members of the media can attend free, and gain free access to all press conferences and events. 

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New Grant Will Help Iowa State University Researchers to Explore Genetics of Stress Resistance in Corn

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A $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help ISU plant scientists build a better understanding of how corn plants deal with stress conditions. The research will focus on a delicate but vital process in plant cells called protein folding.

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Bond of Reinforcement in High-Strength Concrete

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This paper describes an examination of the development of tension lap splices in high strength concrete and the applicability of the restriction in the ACI 318 code where the values of √fc’ used to calculate development length shall not exceed 100 psi.

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Nanoparticles Present Sustainable Way to Grow Food Crops

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Scientists are working diligently to prepare for the expected increase in global population — and therefore an increased need for food production— in the coming decades. A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a sustainable way to boost the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it absorbs much-needed nutrients.

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UChicago Cosmologist to Deliver May 5 Kavli Fulldome Lecture at Adler Planetarium

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The University of Chicago’s Michael Turner will explore some of the biggest mysteries of modern cosmology in a Kavli Fulldome Lecture that will begin at 7:30 p.m. CST Thursday, May 5, at the Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Turner’s lecture, sponsored by the Kavli Foundation, is titled “From the Big Bang to the Multiverse and Beyond.”

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Exploring Phosphorene, a Promising New Material

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Researchers have developed a new method to quickly and accurately determine the orientation of phosphorene, a promising new material with potential application for semiconducting transistors in ever faster and more powerful computers.

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Bearded Dragons Show REM and Slow Wave Sleep

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Brain sleep appeared early in vertebrate evolution.

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Trinity Scientists Reveal Origin of Earth's Oldest Crystals

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The tiny crystals probably formed in huge impact craters not long after Earth formed, some 4 billion years ago

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Underwater Archaeology Looks at Atomic Relic of the Cold War

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Recently declassified documents on the USS Independence freely available online in the Journal of Maritime Archaeology.