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aflatoxin-svampegift fjernes fra fødevare med lille RNA-molekyle i majs der er gensplejset

This small molecule could have a big future in global food securityResearchers at the University of Arizona have found a promising way to prevent the loss of millions of tons of crops to a fungus each year, offering the potential to dramatically improve food security, especially in developing countries. The team's approach uses transgenic corn plants that produce small RNA molecules that prevent fungi from producing aflatoxin, highly toxic substances that can ren

aflatoxin-svampegift fjernes fra fødevare med lille RNA-molekyle i majs der er gensplejset

Maize engineered to silence deadly toxins in poisonous mouldMost people on the planet are exposed to aflatoxins from fungi that infect staple crops, but now a GM approach could help change that

demens: raske nerveceller modtager besked fra syge nerveceller som får dem til at begå selvmord

Researchers discover how neurons tell each other to die under trauma, diseaseNeuroscientists have found that healthy neurons receive messages from injured neighbors that can lead to death. If they can block these messages from getting through, they may be able to slow the progress of neurodegenerative diseases.

hjernen bruger dopamin til at vælge beslutninger

Hard choices? Ask your brain's dopamineResearchers have learned how dopamine governs ongoing decisions, yielding insights into Parkinson's, drug addiction.

hjernen bruger dopamin til at vælge beslutninger

Dopamine neurons factor ambiguity into predictions enabling us to 'win big and win often'In the struggle of life, evolution rewards animals that master their circumstances, especially when the environment changes. The recipe for success is: win big, and win often. Success depends on the ability to learn. Researchers describe how dopamine-releasing neurons, which produce teaching signals for the brain, weigh the ambiguity of sensory information when they assess how successfully past ex

hjerne-organoider – organisering af forhjernens udvikling

A closer look at brain organoid developmentResearchers already have succeeded in growing so-called 'cerebral organoids' in a dish — clusters of cells that self-organize into small brain-like structures. Scientists have now further characterized these organoids. They demonstrate that, like in the human brain, so-called forebrain organizing centers orchestrate developmental processes in the organoid, and that organoids recapitulate the timi

antibiotika-kombination mod resistens

Novel antibiotic combination therapy overcomes deadly drug-resistant bacteriaResearchers have taken a significant step toward defeating antibiotic-resistant infections by combining two different antibiotics that each block a different kind of drug-destroying enzyme secreted by bacteria.

bakterier bruges til at lave duftstoffer

What are the "natural flavors" in your food? Biotech is making the answer more complicated. Science Scientists are turning to microbes to manufacture scents and flavors Many companies are using microbes and molecules made by living organisms to forge natural scents and flavors.

batteri – med nye nanofibre

New nanofiber marks important step in next generation battery developmentMaterials researchers have created a nanofiber that could help enable the next generation of rechargeable batteries and increase the efficiency of hydrogen production from water electrolysis.

biler på solenerrgi – spaltning af vand

Scientists May Be a Step Closer to Creating Solar-Fueled VehiclesResearchers are developing a practical method to convert water and sunshine into fuel —

biobrændsel fra alger – dyrkning af alger er blevet billigere

Plants at the pumpRegular, unleaded or algae? That's a choice drivers could make at the pump one day. But for algal biofuels to compete with petroleum, farming algae has to become less expensive. Toward that goal, a research team is testing strains of algae for resistance to a host of predators and diseases, and learning to detect when an algae pond is about to crash.

bioteknologiske produkter forventes at komme hyppigere i fremtiden

Federal U.S. agencies need to prepare for greater quantity, range of biotechnology productsA profusion of biotechnology products is expected over the next five to 10 years, and the number and diversity of new products has the potential to overwhelm the U.S. regulatory system, says a new report.

demens koblet til hurtigt stigende blodtryk hos midaldrende

Rapid blood pressure drops in middle age linked to dementia in old ageMiddle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later.

emballage de er bionedbrydelig

Biodegradable packages will keep your food freshResearchers are creating biodegradable food packaging materials, which, in addition, will also keep food fresh for longer. This innovation would solve two problems at once: assist in cutting down packaging waste and in reducing the number of food-borne illnesses.

energiplanter kan dyrkes uden at øge drivhuseffekten

Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gasesGrowing sustainable energy crops without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, may be possible on seasonally wet, environmentally sensitive landscapes, according to researchers who conducted a study on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land.

grænser for vækst

The new theory of economic 'agrowth' contributes to the viability of climate policiesForty-five years after the first proposal on the limits to growth by the Club of Rome, the increasing concern over climate change and how to deal with it has reopened the debate questioning whether climate change mitigation policies are compatible with economic growth.

hungersnød i Finland i Middelalderen – påvist ved studier af tænder hos husdyr

Bones, teeth reveal the harsh conditions endured by the ancestors of indigenous Finnish cattle and sheep breeds, particularly in the Middle AgesThe most extensive isotope analysis of archaeological material in Finland revealed a fragment of the history of ancient Finnish cattle: the bones and teeth showed which plants the animals fed on. For thousands of years, the ancestors of today's Finncattle and Finnsheep survived on scarce nutrition, but actually starved in the Middle Ages in particular.

kosttilskud med antioxidanter

Fremtids-scenarie: Tag en jordbærpille og undgå AlzheimerKosttilskud med antioxidanter fra jordbær kan være i butikkerne om få år.

leishmaniasis – vaccine er på vej

Scientists reveal structure of potential leishmaniasis vaccineLeishmaniasis, caused by the bite of a sand fly carrying a Leishmania parasite, infects around a million people a year around the world. Now, making progress toward a vaccine against the parasitic disease, researchers have characterized the structure of a protein from sand flies that can convey immunity to Leishmania.

LSD-forskning i Trumps USA

Can renaissance in psychedelic drug research survive Trump era?Psychedelics are poised to become treatments for mental illness and addiction but a renewed war on drugs could scupper this promise, says Kevin Franciotti

malaria – simplere behandling med Artemisone

Malaria treatment: Soon to be simpler, more flexible, and more efficient?Malaria infections may soon be treated much more efficiently than they are at present. Researchers have developed a novel drug release procedure for this purpose. The procedure enables the active ingredient Artemisone to be administered reliably at quantities and time intervals that are tailored exactly to the patients' individual needs.

metastaser forhindres af målretning mod cancerstamceller

Targeting cancer stem cells improves treatment effectiveness, prevents metastasisTargeting cancer stem cells may be a more effective way to overcome cancer resistance and prevent the spread of squamous cell carcinoma — the most common head and neck cancer and the second-most common skin cancer, according to a new study. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is a highly invasive form of cancer and frequently spreads to the cervical lymph nodes.

organiske fødevarer er ikke altid det mest bæredygtige for planeten Jorden

Organic is only one ingredient in recipe for sustainable food futureMany people choose organic thinking it's better for humans and the planet, but a new study finds that might not always be the case.

ozonlaget bliver ikke tyndere – men skal overvåges

NASA's new ozone layer watchdog takes orbit The ozone layer is no longer thinning, but we need to keep an eye on it If you should ever wonder how Earth's ole ozone layer is holding up, rest assured, because NASA is watching it, hyper-vigilantly.

plast ædes af plankton

Video captures moment plastic enters food chainA video captures the moment plankton ingest a plastic microfibre.

robot – miniature men med ben

A new legged robot wants to wobble, crawl, and bounce its way into the market Military Minitaur wants to get a leg up on wheeled robots Minitaur legged robot can go places wheels can't..

RSV-infektion respiratory syncytial virus – kvæg kan vaccineres

Investigational vaccine protects cattle from respiratory syncytial virusA novel vaccine protected cattle from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. The version of RSV that naturally infects cattle is closely related to human RSV, so the results suggest that a similar human RSV vaccine construct may provide protection in humans, according to the study authors.

sandheder og løgne – vi vælger information efter forudindtagede holdninger

Information avoidance: From health to politics, people select their own realityPeople deliberately avoid information that threatens their happiness and wellbeing. Researchers show that, while a simple failure to obtain information is the most clear-cut case of 'information avoidance,' people have a wide range of other information-avoidance strategies at their disposal. They are also remarkably adept at selectively directing their attention to information that affirms what th

superledende materialer – ny viden

Discovery in new material raises questions about theoretical models of superconductivityA new study has successfully created the first pure, single-crystal sample of a new iron arsenide superconductor, CaKFe4As4, and studies of this material have called into question some long-standing theoretical models of superconductivity.

Trump og FDA

Trump Expected to Choose Scott Gottlieb as His FDA HeadEarly tests for the agency under its new chief will include a pair of bills immediately slated for congressional renewal —

Trump og internet

If Trump Fans Love Freedom, They Should Love Net Neutrality Oppose net neutrality? Imagine a world where Comcast slows Fox News to a pixelated crawl while boosting Rachel Maddow—who stars on Comcast-owned MSNBC.

Trump og klima

Trump's Climate Views: Combative, Conflicting and ConfusingThe president has spoken often about climate change, energy, coal and wind turbines. His statements are often provocative but not always consistent. A sampling.

Trump og miljø

If the EPA doesn't believe in science, what is it good for? What's left when the Environmental Protection Agency throws facts out the window? Increasingly, science isn't guiding the policy and budget decisions of the EPA. What will that mean for the future of the United States—and the planet?.

Trump og miljø

EPA Is Pounded in Many WaysCongress and the White House are attacking the agency's budget, controlling data and barring advice from scientists who have EPA grants —

George Saunders – Self-Googling in Hell – Think Again Podcast #89 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. NY Times bestselling author George Saunders on cyborgs, ghosts, ego and loving your enemy.

Greasy Geese vs. Dork Stork: Results The feathers were flying, but in the end, we have this week's winner. Congratulations to the Storks on a battle well fought! Enjoy your bonuses, and check out the leaderboard. Share This:

Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions | John KoenigJohn Koenig loves finding words that express our unarticulated feelings — like "lachesism," the hunger for disaster, and "sonder," the realization that everyone else's lives are as complex and unknowable as our own. Here, he meditates on the meaning we assign to words and how these meanings latch onto us.

Electric solution for Mexico's roadsHector Ruiz has made it his mission to convert cars in Mexico City to run on electricity.

Great Barrier Reef suffers unprecedented second year's bleachingScientists say there hasn't been enough time for the corals to recover from damage in 2016.

Kat, hat og dør: Nyt Google-værktøj kan genkende ting i videoerGoogles erklærede mission er at organisere al information i verden. Nu er turen kommet til videofiler.

Alzheimer's drug shows anti-aging potential in worms A chemical used to detect amyloid plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer's extends the lifespan of thousands of roundworms, a tightly replicated study shows. In a study involving more than 44,000 animals published in Nature Communications , researchers tested 10 different compounds from multiple species of roundworms that featured more genetic diversity than can be found between mice and

Trump's Eavesdropping Allegations: How Do Wiretaps Work?Though Trump's claims are unsubstantiated, they have raised questions about how such technology really works.

Trump Executive Order May Foul US Drinking Water SupplyNarrowing the Clean Water Rule could increase pollution in critical waters.

Stroke, Heart Failure Linked to MarijuanaAdults who use marijuana may have an increased risk of stroke and heart failure, according to a new study.

Lyme Disease Cases (and Ticks) Increase in Michigan | VideoThe number of people in Michigan diagnosed with Lyme disease each year has been steadily rising for more than a decade, and researchers found that tick populations are now living in areas where they hadn't been seen before.

Could Mysterious Cosmic Light Flashes Be Powering Alien Spacecraft?Bizarre flashes of cosmic light may actually be generated by advanced alien civilizations, as a way to accelerate interstellar spacecraft to tremendous speeds, a new study suggests.

New Fukushima Worry: Potentially Radioactive Wild Boars Settle InThe boars are barring people from returning home.

An AI-Created Soundtrack to Enhance Productivity (Sponsored)The team uses advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence to generate beautiful and limitless streams of music that are fine-tuned to assist you with whatever project or activity requires 100% of your attention.

How to Cope with Allergies & Asthma in 2017For some people, the arrival of spring brings symptoms of seasonal allergies — sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes and a running nose — which can make this a miserable time of year.

Why It's Harder to Exercise When You Feel JudgedPeople who feel that they've been judged because of their weight are less likely to exercise than those who don't feel judged, a new study from England finds.

Many Women Still Drink Alcohol When Trying to Get PregnantAbout half of pregnant women in the United States drink alcohol around the time they become pregnant or in early pregnancy.

Are Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Propelling Alien Spacecraft? | VideoThe feasibility of a gigantic radio transmitter beaming Fast Radio Burst (FRB) signals across the cosmos has been studied. Could these signals be propelling alien spacecraft?

Mississippi River: North America's Mighty RiverThe Mississippi River touches 31 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces and is one of the largest rivers in the world.

Still King: Why Kong Dwarfs Today's BeastsKing Kong is back.

6 Years After Fukushima: Has Japan Lost Faith in Nuclear Power?Nuclear power was a cornerstone of Japan's energy strategy for decades, until the Fukushima disaster. The current government wants to keep some nuclear reactors open, but has lost public support.

Some Plaque To Build A Theory On: Did Humans And Neanderthals Kiss? NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the scientific discovery of Neanderthal dental plaque that indicates they might have kissed humans.

Moon Or Space Dumpling? You Decide New images from the Cassini spacecraft reveal that Saturn's moon Pan looks like a dumpling.

Eating More — Or Less — Of 10 Foods May Cut Risk Of Early Death Too much bacon, or too few nuts, can influence the risk of death from heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, a study finds. Nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes were linked to diet.

This Moon Of Saturn May Be Tiny, But It Sure Looks Like A Mouthful You may be inclined to see a ravioli, a walnut or an empanada, but it's tough to deny that Pan's distinctive ridge makes a tasty impression. The images were taken by the Cassini spacecraft Thursday.

From Flight 370 Hunt, New Insight Into Indian Ocean's Unknown DepthsThe search for the Malaysia Airlines jetliner helped create 3-D maps of the ocean's topological complexity, at a level of detail never before achieved.

Pan, Moon of Saturn, Looks Like a Cosmic Ravioli (or Maybe a Walnut)In photographs by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the closest images ever taken, the tiny, wrinkly moon has a deep ridge that could be a couple of miles high.

A Lake Turned Pink in Australia. It's Not the Only One.Images of a hot-pink lake in Melbourne have taken over the internet this week. The coloration is the result of a salt-loving microbe's attempt to make its own sunscreen.

The Rice-Size Fly That Hits the Bull's-Eye Every TimeWith its sharp vision and unique hunting strategy, the robber fly is an imposing aerial predator.

Flecks of Extraterrestrial Dust, All Over the RoofA jazz musician from Norway hunted bits of cosmic debris for eight years and found it everywhere. Turns out, tons of it land every day.

How to Get the Brain to Like ArtThe Peabody Essex Museum brought in a neuroscientist to find out how to get visitors to connect with art. And the Peabody is not the only one.

Improving Medicine With ArtThe Dell Medical School in Austin, Tex., challenges future doctors to get in touch with their feelings.

Five rad and random things I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from Pop Sci's commerce editor. Vol. 2. Five rad and random things I found this week vol. 2..

Everything you need to know about the deadly listeria outbreak Health Food safety is no joke Several deaths linked to listeria have prompted the Centers for Disease Control to issue a warning and recall the affected products. Here's what you need to know.

Google just made the internet a tiny bit less annoying Technology See ya, CAPTCHA! On Wednesday, Google launched "Invisible reCAPTCHA," a service that works in the background as a gatekeeper without a human having to do anything.

How scientists managed to store information in a single atom Technology In the quest to shrink data storage down into tinier and tinier forms, scientists have scored a very, very small triumph.

Breakthroughs, stardom, and collapse: the life cycle of a sea arch Science Weathering the waves At some point, the constant battering was just too much for the old rocks to handle..

Parachute practice, a CT scanned pigeon, and other amazing images of the week Science Newsworthy eye candy Our favorite images from this week in science, health, and environmental news.

Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor ser Månen lys ud, hvis den i virkeligheden er sort?En læser har hørt, at Månens overflade er helt sort, men hvordan kan den så lyse så meget? Det svarer Kjartan Kinch fra NBI på.

Trådløse teknologier kæmper om at blive 'dimsernes netværk'Millioner af sensorer, maskiner og gadgets kommer på nettet over de næste år, men det er stadig ikke klart, hvilken radioteknologi de skal kommunikere med.

.africa joins the internetIn the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world's first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent.

What is innovation, and how can we awaken its dormant traits and cultivate them?What innovation is and how it can be cultivated are two of the compelling questions raised in a paper exploring the potential for fostering innovation in students in the new issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors.

New research identifies New Bedford Harbor as major source of airborne PCBsSediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCBs, from the bottom of the New Bedford Harbor is the No. 1 source of airborne PCBs in the neighborhoods surrounding the port, according to new research by the University of Iowa and Boston University School of Public Health.

Behavioral biology: Ripeness is allIn contrast to other members of the Drosophila family, the spotted-wing fly D. suzukii deposits its eggs in ripe fruits. Biologists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have now elucidated the sensory basis of their ability to exploit a novel ecological niche.

Benefits of university seed cap programsWhen universities engage in technology transfer, the process of commercializing the innovations and inventions of academic faculty members, "seed capital" to fund start-up companies often comes from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from outside of the university system. These necessary funds have far-reaching effects and benefits; however, additional benefits, both for the community and the i

California to give the green light to truly driverless carsCars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed new state rules that would give a powerful boost to the fast-developing technology.

California lawmakers don't think this fight is emission impossibleThe Trump administration could move at any time to revoke California's right to impose stricter auto emissions standards than the federal government does, and the state's senators are already mounting a fight.

China tries to reassure foreign companies over industry planChina's industry minister on Saturday defended a manufacturing development plan and rejected complaints foreign makers of electric cars and other goods might be pressured to hand over technology or forced out of promising markets.

What the CIA WikiLeaks dump tells us: Encryption worksIf the tech industry is drawing one lesson from the latest WikiLeaks disclosures, it's that data-scrambling encryption works, and the industry should use more of it.

Effects of weather variability on maple syrup production studiedA Montana State University assistant professor of sustainable food systems who has conducted research all over the world is turning her attention to maple syrup.

Facebook scores deal to stream MLS matchesFacebook has struck a deal to stream matches from US-based Major League Soccer, in the latest social network tie-up for live sports.

Research evaluates how financial criminals evade lawsDespite preventative measures against bankruptcy fraud and money laundering, criminals are finding ways to exploit differing regulations in the United States and Europe.

Free trips to New Zealand offered to 100 tech workersIt sounds almost too good to be true: A free trip to New Zealand to interview for a job in the tech sector.

'Global startup' vows autonomous car by 2020 in USA "global startup" which makes electric racing vehicles unveiled plans Friday to sell a fully autonomous electric car in the US market by 2020.

Information avoidance: From health to politics, people select their own realityWe live in an unprecedented "age of information." Dieters have access to nutritional information, people at risk of genetic disease can undergo cutting-edge medical tests and citizens in modern democracies have access to a wide range of news sources covering the entire political spectrum.

Image: Hubble hones in on a hypergiant's homeThis beautiful Hubble image reveals a young super star cluster known as Westerlund 1, only 15,000 light-years away in our Milky Way neighborhood, yet home to one of the largest stars ever discovered.

Organic is only one ingredient in recipe for sustainable food futureMany people choose organic thinking it's better for humans and the planet, but a new UBC study published in Science Advances finds that might not always be the case.

New project to identify Jack the Ripper's last known victimMembers of the University of Leicester team who undertook genealogical and demographic research in relation to the discovery of the mortal remains of King Richard III have now been involved in a new project to identify the last known victim of Jack the Ripper – Mary Jane Kelly.

Mona Lisa's smile decoded: science says she's happyThe subject of centuries of scrutiny and debate, Mona Lisa's famous smile is routinely described as ambiguous. But is it really that hard to read? Apparently not.

New nanofiber marks important step in next generation battery developmentOne of the keys to building electric cars that can travel longer distances and to powering more homes with renewable energy is developing efficient and highly capable energy storage systems.

NASA's aerial survey of polar ice expands its Arctic reachFor the past eight years, Operation IceBridge, a NASA mission that conducts aerial surveys of polar ice, has produced unprecedented three-dimensional views of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, providing scientists with valuable data on how polar ice is changing in a warming world. Now, for the first time, the campaign will expand its reach to explore the Arctic's Eurasian Basin through two research

NASA sees wind shear affecting Tropical Cyclone 11STropical Cyclone 11S appeared elongated in NASA satellite imagery as a result of the storm being battered by wind shear.

NASA gets a last look at Tropical Depression Enawo's final bowEx-tropical Cyclone Enawo moved off the southern coast of Madagascar and strengthened back into a tropical storm for a brief period before weakening to a depression. NASA's Terra satellite captured a look at the storm as wind shear continued to batter the storm weakening it further.

Truckloads of baby fish hauled to river in restoration planThese speckled, rose-tinted fish haven't been spotted in this bubbling river in remote northeastern Oregon for more than 30 years—until now.

WikiLeaks aid on CIA software holes could be mixed blessingWikiLeaks has offered to help the likes of Google and Apple identify the software holes used by purported CIA hacking tools—and that puts the tech industry in something of a bind.

Could fast radio bursts really be powering alien space ships?Two researchers have suggested that mysterious bursts of energy could propel alien spaceships around the universe – if such alien travellers happen to exist

Your brain fills gaps in your hearing without you realisingThe words we hear are often obscured by other noises, but it doesn't matter. Before we get a chance to notice, our brains guess what we should hear instead

Examining The Ancient Technique Of "Memory Palaces" With Brain-Imaging

HRL Laboratories Demonstrates the Potential to Enhance the Human Intellect's Existing Capacity to Learn New Skills

Petrol, jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factoriesThere have been many attempts to modify this stubborn little enzyme, but none have succeeded. Until now. New findings show that the fatty acid synthase (FAS) enzyme has started to produce sustainable chemicals for biofuels.

Unexpected oxidation state for molecular plutonium discoveredA significant new chemical attribute of plutonium has been found by researchers: the identification and structural verification of the +2 oxidation state in a molecular system.

Fish and mercury: Detailed consumption advisories would better serve women across USAmong women of childbearing age in the US, fish consumption has increased in recent years while blood mercury concentrations have decreased, suggesting improved health for women and their babies, a new study shows.

Soils could release much more carbon than expected as climate warmsSoils could release much more carbon dioxide than expected into the atmosphere as the climate warms, according to new research. Their findings are based on a field experiment that, for the first time, explored what happens to organic carbon trapped in soil when all soil layers are warmed, which in this case extend to a depth of 100 centimeters.

China faces science reform challenges, including favoritismIn this Policy Forum, Cong Cao and Richard P. Suttmeier highlight the immense work and challenges China will encounter as it attempts to reform its scientific and technological development strategy.

Newly discovered virus affects sex ratio of insect-killing waspsScientists have identified a previously unknown virus that decreases the number of female offspring of the wasps it infects, according to a new study. The virus infects one species of a specific group of wasps known as parasitoid wasps.

Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performanceIn the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists are creating innovative 2-D layered hybrid perovskites that allow greater freedom in designing and fabricating efficient optoelectronic devices. Industrial and consumer applications could include low cost solar cells, LEDs, laser diodes, detectors, and other nano-optoelectronic devices.

Patients with depression symptoms due to chronic sinus disease are less productiveDepressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are more likely to miss days of work or school than those without depression symptoms, according to the results of a new study.

Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear wasteScientists have revealed how arsenic molecules might be used to 'fish out' the most toxic elements from radioactive nuclear waste – a breakthrough that could make the decommissioning industry even safer and more effective.

The new theory of economic 'agrowth' contributes to the viability of climate policiesA new economic theory compatible with the fight against climate change has been proposed by a new study. The "agrowth" proposal comes up as an alternative to the opposing economic trends of "green growth" and "degrowth"

Floods and hurricanes predicted with social mediaSocial media can warn us about hurricanes, storms and floods before they happen, according to new research. Key words and photos on social media can signal developing risks – like water levels rising before a flood, say investigators. Found certain words – such as river, water and landscape – take on distinct meaning of forecast and warning during time periods leading to extreme weather events. Wo

Behavioral biology: Ripeness is allIn contrast to other members of the Drosophila family, the spotted-wing fly D. suzukii deposits its eggs in ripe fruits. Biologists have now elucidated the sensory basis of their ability to exploit a novel ecological niche.

A new paradigm in parachute designX-ray-based experiments will simulate — in microscopic detail — spacecraft parachute fabric performance in the extreme conditions of other planets' atmospheres.

Zika virus also may have harmful heart effects, research shows in first report in adultsZika also may have serious effects on the heart, new research shows in the first study to report cardiovascular complications related to this virus.

Hubble hones in on a hypergiant's homeThis beautiful Hubble image reveals a young super star cluster known as Westerlund 1, only 15,000 light-years away in our Milky Way neighborhood, yet home to one of the largest stars ever discovered.

Why the discovery of a bevy of quasars will boost efforts to understand galaxies' originsLate last year, an international team including researchers announced the discovery of more than 60 extremely distant quasars, nearly doubling the number known to science – and thus providing dozens of new opportunities to look deep into our universe's history.

Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gasesGrowing sustainable energy crops without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, may be possible on seasonally wet, environmentally sensitive landscapes, according to researchers.

NASA's aerial survey of polar ice expands its Arctic reachFor the past eight years, Operation IceBridge, a NASA mission that conducts aerial surveys of polar ice, has produced unprecedented three-dimensional views of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, providing scientists with valuable data on how polar ice is changing in a warming world. Now, for the first time, the campaign will expand its reach to explore the Arctic's Eurasian Basin through two research

Carbon-based approaches for saving rainforests should include biodiversity studiesConservationists working to safeguard tropical forests often assume that old growth forests containing great stores of carbon also hold high biodiversity, but a new study finds that the relationship may not be as strong as once thought, according to a group of researchers.

Kepler Telescope Releases Trove of Data on Newfound Earth-Size ExoplanetsThe planet-hunting observatory stared at the TRAPPIST-1 system for nearly three months —

Jupiter Moon To Be Searched For LifeIf anything's alive on the ice-covered ocean world of Europa, a future NASA mission hopes to find it. —

Bug Eyes Let Robber Flies Hunt with Killer FocusAdapted lenses allow the tiny robber fly to see like a much larger predator, helping it carry out sophisticated aerial attacks. —

How Metamaterials Are Reinventing 3-D Radar ImagingSynthetic aperture radar is the imaging technique behind many spy satellites. Now exotic metamaterials have made it even better.

Julian Assange's Potentially Hollow Promise to Help Tech Firms Overcome CIA HacksMany of the problems are already fixed and technology companies may be reluctant to work with WikiLeaks—for now, at least.

Six Years On, Fukushima's Cleanup Looks Harder Than EverAnd the safety concerns embodied by the disaster still plague the nuclear industry.

Six Years On, Fukushima's Clean-Up Looks Harder Than EverAnd the safety concerns embodied by the disaster still plague the nuclear industry.

You Ain't Paleo if You Don't Eat Bark, Plus the Week's Other Revelations We're proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to

Want to Make It as a Biologist? Better Learn to Code Their schools may not have caught up yet, but these biologists are embracing the era of big data.

Google DeepMind's Untrendy Play to Make the Blockchain Actually Useful The latest project from Google's AI lab depends less on trendy ideas than an apparent desire to solve a real problem in the real world.

Life Among a Billion Locusts Our podcast miniseries goes behind the scenes of BBC America's awesome nature show, Planet Earth II.

A Radical Vision of the Universe Returns to Electrify Physics A decades-old method called the "bootstrap" is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.

Review: Canon EOS M5 This tiny camera demonstrates the DSLR giant can make a very capable higher-end mirrorless.

Security News This Week: A One-Stop Guide to Zero-Day Exploits Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention.

Space Photos of the Week: A Hypergiant Star Gets Too Big for Its Britches photos of the week, March 5 — March 11, 2016.

Time for Journalists to Encrypt Everything Opinion: Journalists, and their bosses, must embrace encryption to protect themselves and their sources.

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