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Lipid layers may allow graphene to be used in the human body
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:32:47 -0400 - LEIDEN, Netherlands, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- In lab tests at Leiden Unvieristy, scientists succeeded in placing graphene atop a stable fatty lipid monolayer -- a first.

X-ray free-electron laser is aiding the fight against Zika-carrying mosquitoes
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:14:02 -0400 - MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Researchers used the Department of Energy's X-ray free-electron laser, the Linac Coherent Light Source, to study a mosquito larvae-targeting insecticide.

Ocean records show leaded fuel emissions on the decline
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:02:08 -0400 - LONDON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Recently, scientists in England were able to measure the presence of lead from natural sources for the first time in 40 years.

Vitamin D to curb spread of tuberculosis among animals
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:27:30 -0400 - SURREY, England, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- New research suggests vitamin D could have positive effects on animals infected with TB.

New research explains loss of electrons from Van Allen radiation belts
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:49:15 -0400 - LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- New data show solar storm winds are responsible for pushing electrons into the atmosphere, but only ultra-relativistic electrons are affected.

'Ecological traps' pose risk to British Columbia grizzly population
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:27:05 -0400 - EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- In Canada's Elk Valley, the allure of resource-rich natural habitat masks the risk of humans for hungry grizzly bears. It's called an "ecological trap."

Fossils are informing the future of conservation
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:39:36 -0400 - BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Conservationists want to know which species are most vulnerable to global warming. To find out, one group is looking to the fossil record for help.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shares plan to colonize Mars
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:35:51 -0400 - GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- SpaceX CEO Elon Musk discussed his plan to help humans travel to and colonize Mars at the International Astronautical Congress on Tuesday afternoon.

Low-emissions vehicles cost less to drive, research shows
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:38:08 -0400 - BOSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- When electric and hybrid vehicles first came on the market, they were prohibitively expensive for many consumers. That's no longer the case.

Ornamented heads drove arms race of giant dinosaur bodies
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:43:46 -0400 - RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- New research suggests large ornamented heads triggered the rapid increase in body mass among Jurassic predators.

Ancient eggshell protein to help scientists study evolutionary history
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:43:21 -0400 - SHEFFIELD, England, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- New evidence suggests proteins can persist for much longer than previously thought, potentially offering scientists a deeper view of genetic history.

Global cooling yielded modern ecosystems 7 million years ago
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:32:24 -0400 - PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Many of Earth's ecosystems got their start some 7 million years ago, as global temperatures began to plummet.

Ancient arthropod ancestor had mouth like penis worm
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:28:55 -0400 - BRISTOL, England, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- New fossil evidence, excavated from dig sites in North Greenland, suggests a unique group of ancient arthropods had a mouth like a penis worm.

NASA presents new evidence of water plumes on Europa
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:17:14 -0400 - WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Hubble images offer new evidence of water plumes on Europa, a moon of Jupiter, as revealed by NASA scientists during a press conference Monday afternoon.

Messenger probe images fault scarps on Mercury's surface
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:10:22 -0400 - WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Images captured by NASA's Messenger probe show Mercury's surface is host to young fault scarps -- evidence of tectonic activity.

Ancient shapeshifter may have been first eukaryote
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:55:39 -0400 - BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Newly unearthed Tappania plana fossils suggest early iterations of the ancient shapeshifter may account for the eukaryotic crown group.

Hubble offers image of sun-like star's fiery demise
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:16:29 -0400 - GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A new image captured by Hubble is offering a glimpse of the future of our sun. Recently, the space telescope spotted a dying white dwarf shedding its layers.

World's largest radio telescope testing underway in China
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:23:29 -0400 - PINGATANG COUNTY, China, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Testing has begun on the world's largest radio telescope, which was built in the Guizhou Province in south China.

An ocean may be hiding beneath Pluto's 'heart'
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:51:00 -0400 - PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A mounting body of evidence suggests a liquid ocean sits beneath Pluto's icy shell. New analysis suggests that ocean is situated beneath Pluto's heart.

Camera traps in Angola capture rare photos of big cats, honey badgers, elephants
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:18:34 -0400 - MENONGUE, Angola, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Conservationists have revealed an impressive series of new images from one of the largest camera trap surveys in Africa.

Ancient En-Gedi scroll finally translated
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:59:03 -0400 - LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The ancient En-Gedi scroll is the first severely damaged, ink-based scroll to be transcribed without being physically opened or unrolled.

Caspian terns found breeding 1,000 miles farther north than previous record
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:33:38 -0400 - FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- In 2016, Alaska's Caspian terns abandoned their normal breeding grounds for beaches inside the Arctic Circle -- 1,000 miles farther north than ever before.

Great white sharks and tuna share super predator genes
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:29:51 -0400 - LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- New research suggests the super predator traits shared by tuna and great white sharks are derived from a similar set of genes.

Evidence of well water contamination in Eagle Ford Shale region
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:44:05 -0400 - ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Chemists have found signs of contamination in well water samples collected throughout the Eagle Ford Shale region in Texas.

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