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Why blinking doesn't dim the lights
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:47:36 -0500 - Jan. 20 (UPI) -- New research suggests the brain works overtime to stabilize our vision, to readjust our eyes after each blink.

Astronomer looks for alien life in Wolf 1061 system
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:04:58 -0500 - Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Scientists believe exoplanet Wolf 1061c is more like Venus than Earth, but they haven't yet ruled out the possibility of finding life there.

ACE ship completes first leg of journey around Antarctica
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:54:18 -0500 - Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Akademik Treshnikov, a Russian research vessel, completed the first leg of the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition this week.

NOAA satellites aided the rescue of 307 people in 2016
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:09:21 -0500 - Jan. 20 (UPI) -- NOAA satellites aided the rescue of 307 people in 2016, the highest total in more than five years. In 2007, NOAA satellites helped save 353 lives.

Public poll to decide where Jupiter probe points its camera
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:49:51 -0500 - Jan. 20 (UPI) -- It's now up to the public to decide where Juno will point its camera, the JunoCam, during the probe's next pass by Jupiter's north pole.

Humans killed off Australia's megafauna, not climate change
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:28:42 -0500 - Jan. 20 (UPI) -- New research suggests humans, not climate change, were responsible for megafauna extinction on the island continent of Australia.

Climate change to depress crop yields in the United States, new study claims
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:24:44 -0500 - Jan. 19 (UPI) -- New computer models predict U.S. crop harvests will be adversely affected by climate change.

Limpets repair their damaged shells with biological materials
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:35:44 -0500 - Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Limpets can make their damaged shells good as new using biological materials derived from within.

Scientists unlock graphene's superconductive powers
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:53:07 -0500 - Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Materials scientists at the University of Cambridge successfully unlocked the graphene's ability to carry current without resistance.

Evidence of historic flood pattern found in Chinese caves
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:53:31 -0500 - Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Scientists have found evidence of rain and flooding patterns in caves in China, a discovery that should bolster flood forecasting and climate modeling.

What gives the durian fruit its rotting stench?
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:43:54 -0500 - Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Chemists in Germany believe just two main compounds are responsible for the unique stench of the durian fruit.

Scientists sound alarm on plight of non-human primates
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:12:21 -0500 - Jan. 19 (UPI) -- More than 60 percent of Earth's non-human primate species are now facing the threat of extinction.

Study explores why male baboons become domestic abusers
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:53:44 -0500 - Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Why do some male baboons commit domestic abuse? Simply put: they're desperate.

Deep seafloor valleys found beneath West Antarctic glaciers
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:36:40 -0500 - Jan. 18 (UPI) -- New analysis of gravity data has revealed the presence of large seafloor valleys hiding beneath the glaciers of West Antarctica.

Scientists turn graphene into working OLED electrodes, a first
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:15:49 -0500 - Jan. 18 (UPI) -- For the first time, scientists have fashioned working OLED electrodes out of graphene.

NOAA: 2016 was hottest year in modern history
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:31:48 -0500 - Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Last year was the hottest on record. For three consecutive years, the record for "hottest year in modern history" has been broken.

OSIRIS-REx's first deep-space maneuver was a success
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:02:16 -0500 - Jan. 18 (UPI) -- NASA spacecraft OSIRIS-REx recently completed its first Deep Space Maneuver, DSM-1.

Study: Heat of Earth's core likely driving plate tectonics
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:10:41 -0500 - Jan. 18 (UPI) -- New mantle convection models show heat from Earth's core is a driving factor of plate tectonics. Until now, scientists believed cooling was the primary factor.

New moth species named for Donald Trump's hair
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:48:19 -0500 - Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Scientists have named a newly discovered species of moth after Donald Trump. The new moth boasts yellowish-white scales on its head that resemble Trump's hair.

Fast and slow talkers share the same amount of information
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:44:11 -0500 - Jan. 17 (UPI) -- According to new research out of Brown University, fast and slow talkers deliver information at the same rate.

ALMA shares new images of the sun
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:41:27 -0500 - Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Astronomers at the ALMA Observatory recently shared images captured during the array's experimental solar observation phase.

Study confirms link between deforestation and economic growth in developing nations
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:14 -0500 - Jan. 17 (UPI) -- New data analysis shows the relationship between economic growth and deforestation resembles half of a Kuznets curve.

Astronomers hunt for elusive galaxy killer
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:44:49 -0500 - Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A survey of some 11,000 galaxies showed gas is being stolen from thousands of galaxies. Without gas, the galaxies cannot forge new stars and begin to die.

Central Asia ready to be repopulated with tigers, new study says
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:29:22 -0500 - Jan. 17 (UPI) -- New research suggests the time is near to reintroduce tigers to Central Asia. The stately predators haven't roamed the region since the mid-1960s.

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