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NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray's Redskins visit canceled

1 week ago from UPI

Top 2019 NFL Draft prospect Kyler Murray no longer plans to meet with the Washington Redskins this week.

Invasive plant found in California threatens to spread across Southwest

1 week ago from Physorg

A new invasive weed that can grow into a dense mat, choking off most other plants, has gained its first North American foothold in Carlsbad and is threatening to spread...

Boosting muscle stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy and aging muscles

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have uncovered a molecular signaling pathway involving Stat3 and Fam3a proteins that regulates how muscle stem cells decide whether to self-renew or differentiate -- an insight that could lead...

Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed

1 week ago from Physorg

A research group from Tohoku University has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human...

Asian elephant outlives stegodon—advantage due to diverse diet

1 week ago from Physorg

Together with their Chinese colleagues, Senckenberg scientists studied the feeding habits of the Asian elephant and its extinct relative, the stegodon, during the Pleistocene. They reached the conclusion that the...

A comprehensive look at cow's milk

1 week ago from Physorg

Milk is a staple of the human diet, full of key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins. Cow's milk in particular is one of the most-used dairy products...

Parenting chores cut into how much these bird dads fool around

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Frantic parenting demands after eggs hatch curtail male black coucals’ philandering excursions the most, a study finds.

Scientists crack the code to regenerate plant tissues

1 week ago from Physorg

Plant regeneration can occur via formation of a mass of pluripotent cells. The process of acquisition of pluripotency involves silencing of genes to remove original tissue memory and priming for...

Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies recalled due to 'unexpected solidified ingredient'

1 week ago from UPI

Mondelez Global announced a voluntary recall of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies in the United States on Tuesday.

Mazda3 recalled over defective windshield wipers

1 week ago from UPI

Mazda on Tuesday recalled nearly 190,000 Mazda3 models for defective windshield wipers.

Linkage is a drag: First wheat gene to rapidly convert defective traits for new

1 week ago from Science Daily

In the quest to separate the good traits from the bad, bioinformatics (computational biology) research, using a data driven strategy in wheat, find the first ever gene associated with gene...

The fluid that feeds tumor cells

1 week ago from Science Daily

Biologists have found that the nutrient composition of the interstitial fluid that normally surrounds pancreatic tumors is different from that of the culture medium normally used to grow cancer cells.

Scientists crack the code to regenerate plant tissues

1 week ago from Science Daily

A group of scientists have discovered a new way to regenerate flowering plant tissues, opening possibilities of mitigating global food shortage problem.

Bacteria harness viruses to distinguish friend from foe

1 week ago from Science Daily

Bacterial cells that normally colonize our guts can distinguish themselves from other bacterial species using what's traditionally considered their enemy -- a virus. Researchers report that some bacteria use viruses...

In mice, feeding time influences the liver's biological clock

1 week ago from Science Daily

The timing of food intake is a major factor driving the rhythmic expression of most genes in the mouse liver, researchers report. The findings demonstrate that body-wide signals driven by...

Natural History museum drops gala for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

1 week ago from UPI

New York City's American Museum of Natural History has canceled plans to host a black-tie gala for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after Mayor Bill de Blasio called him a "very...

Suspended animation

1 week ago from European Space Agency

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Luca Parmitano practicing for spacewalk to repair dark-matter hunter

Watch: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stonewalls Stars' Jamie Benn

1 week ago from UPI

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne shut down Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn with a sensational save during the Predators' Game 3 victory.

Natural History museum drops gala for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

1 week ago from UPI

The American Museum of Natural History backed out of a black-tie gala for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after criticism from Mayor Bill de Blasio and others.

Tree dens play a critical role in panda lifestyle

1 week ago from Physorg

In a paper recently published in the journal Biological Conservation, an international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study,...

Study finds white sharks flee feeding areas when orcas present

1 week ago from Physorg

New research from Monterey Bay Aquarium and partner institutions published today in Nature Scientific Reports challenges the notion that great white sharks are the most formidable predators in the ocean....

In mice, feeding time influences the liver's biological clock

1 week ago from Physorg

The timing of food intake is a major factor driving the rhythmic expression of most genes in the mouse liver, researchers report April 16th in the journal Cell Reports. The...

Bacteria harness viruses to distinguish friend from foe

1 week ago from Physorg

Bacterial cells that normally colonize our guts can distinguish themselves from other bacterial species using what's traditionally considered their enemy—a virus. Researchers report April 16 in the journal Cell Reports...

Can multiple carnivores coexist in cities?

1 week ago from Physorg

As growth makes neighborhoods more crowded for humans, it's also concentrating carnivores like bobcats and coyotes into the remaining green spaces, leading them to interact with each other more frequently...

Why climate change will dull autumn leaf displays

1 week ago from Physorg

Every autumn we are treated to one of nature's finest seasonal annual transitions: leaf colour change and fall.

Sequencing of snailfish from Mariana Trench reveals clues on how it adapted to live in such deep water

1 week ago from Physorg

A large team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has learned more about a type of snailfish that lives in the deepest parts of the ocean. In their...

Tree dens play a critical role in panda lifestyle

1 week ago from Science Daily

An international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens as a choice for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study analyzed the difference in microhabitats of cave...

White sharks flee feeding areas when orcas present

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research challenges the notion that great white sharks are the most formidable predators in the ocean. The research team documented encounters between white sharks and orcas at Southeast Farallon...