Wednesday, October 07, 2015 News for a Mobile Generation


Galapagos Island Volcano Eruption

Volcano Eruptions Could Change River Flows, Impact Water Availability

Oct 05, 2015 11:29 PM EDT

Scientists took a closer look at the obscure impacts volcanic eruptions can have on humans.

The passionfruit

Invasive Plants Could Be Bought With The Click Of A Mouse On Sites Like EBay

Oct 05, 2015 10:39 PM EDT

Invasive species pose a serious threat to ecosystems all over the world.

Scientists have discovered more about the Maiasaura peeblesorum than any other known dinosaur.

Story Of 'Good Mother Lizard' Dinosaur's Life Revealed In Amazing Detail

Oct 05, 2015 09:13 PM EDT

Scientists have released the most detailed life history of a dinosaur to date.

Artist's impression of the two-qubit logic gate device developed at UNSW.

First Silicon Two-Qubit Logic Gate Could Be Final Piece In Quantum Computing Puzzle (VIDEO)

Oct 05, 2015 08:19 PM EDT

A new scientific breakthrough could mean long sought-after quantum computing is on the horizon.

Wild boar in a former village near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Chernobyl Disaster Site Isn't Abandoned After All: Populations Of Wild Animals Are On The Rise In The Region

Oct 05, 2015 07:39 PM EDT

Scientists found populations of elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, and wolves are thriving in the radioactive disaster zone.

Artist’s impression of PSR J1745-2900, a pulsar with a very high magnetic field (“magnetar”)

New Way To Weigh Stars By Thinking About Them As 'Bowls Of Soup' Could Further Our Understanding Of The Universe

Oct 05, 2015 05:02 PM EDT

The new method allows scientists to estimate the mass of pulsars even if they are alone in space and do not have other nearby objects to use for reference.

Could car clutches be created on the nanoscale?

Nanoscale 'Clutch' Could Help Drive Microscopic Machines

Oct 05, 2015 12:46 PM EDT

Scientists effectively demonstrated the transmission of torque in the presence of thermal fluctuation, which could lead to the development of a microscopic "clutch."

 A reconstruction of Kimbetopsalis simmonsae, a rodent-like multituberculate mammal species discovered by UNL student Carissa Raymond during a 2014 fossil hunting trip.

'Prehistoric Beaver' Survived Dinosaur Extinction, But Was No Match For Modern Rodents

Oct 05, 2015 12:02 PM EDT

Scientists discovered an ancient mammal that somehow survived the impact that wiped out the dinosaurs, possibly because of their vegetarian diets.

Diagram showing how nectar can fight off pests.

Wild Plants' Natural Defense Against Pests Could Be Used As Herbicide Alternative For Crops

Oct 04, 2015 08:56 PM EDT

Wild plants' defenses against pests were bred out of cultivated crops by mistake, but it could be beneficial to bring them back.

A schematic of the device, showing its structure and the propagation of light through it.

Light-Based Memory Chip Could Store Data Permanently, Speed Up Computers

Oct 04, 2015 07:56 PM EDT

The chip is the world's first to be based on light and have the ability to store data.

Blue whale

Blue Whales Maintain Their Monstrous Size Through Sophisticated Feeding Strategies

Oct 04, 2015 06:57 PM EDT

Recent insights into blue whales' feeding behavior could lead to new strategies to help conserve them.

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Beauty Really Is In The Eye Of The Beholder: Perception Of Attractiveness Based On Experience, Not Genetics

Oct 02, 2015 08:51 PM EDT

A new study found even identical twins have different tastes in beauty.

Boulders carried by tsunami

Tsunami Swallowed Africa's Cape Verde Islands 73,000 Years Ago: Could It Happen Again?

Oct 02, 2015 08:33 PM EDT

A shocking new study suggests the possibility of 800-foot-tall tsunamis.

Did the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs increase volcanic activity on Earth?

Dinosaur Extinction May Have Been Caused By Deadly Asteroid-Volcano Combo

Oct 02, 2015 06:57 PM EDT

Scientists have a new theory on what killed off the dinosaurs.

Massasauga Rattlesnake

Snake Genome Reveals DNA That Drives Development Of Limbs, Genitalia

Oct 01, 2015 06:27 PM EDT

Scientists discovered a surprise in snake DNA.

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