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Marine snail could offer opioid alternative
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:19:15 -0500 - Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A novel compound produced by a tiny marine snail species could inspire an alternative to opioids, the highly addictive class of pain killers.

Scientists look to tick 'cement' as potential medical adhesive
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:54:32 -0500 - Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers in Austria are exploring the potential of tick "cement" as a super-strong bioadhesive.

Study: Rising pond temperatures could accelerate global warming
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:47:31 -0500 - Feb. 20 (UPI) -- New research suggests rising temperatures in small bodies of water, like ponds, could accelerate global warming.

Gabon's elephants are being decimated by poachers
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:20:08 -0500 - Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Between 78 and 81 percent of forest elephants in one of Central Africa's largest preserves have been lost to poachers, according to a new study.

Building a family tree of stars
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:33:07 -0500 - Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Using chemical signatures as a stand-in for DNA, researchers constructed an evolutionary tree of stars.

Tully Monster mystery not a closed case, scientists say
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:38:22 -0500 - Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Scientists are calling for the Tully Monster mystery to be reopened. Papers claiming the species was a vertebrate are flawed, scientists now say.

Basking sharks follow the sun south during the winter
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:21:39 -0500 - Feb. 20 (UPI) -- New tracking data shows basking sharks in the northeast Atlantic head south to Spain and Portugal during the winter.

Watch: SpaceX successfully launches, lands Falcon 9 rocket
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:56:24 -0500 - Feb. 19 (UPI) -- SpaceX has successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket a day after aborting the mission seconds before launch.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch aborted seconds before liftoff
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:29:14 -0500 - Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket just before liftoff due to a second stage thrust vector control issue.

Scientists study stick insects to better understand speciation
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:15:10 -0500 - Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at Utah State University sequenced the genomes of more than 1,000 stick insects in an effort to better understand the process of speciation.

How ants find their way in the desert
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:31:41 -0500 - Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Scientists in Germany designed a treadmill to study the navigational abilities of a pair of desert ant species.

New origami-inspired shield deflects handgun bullets
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:21:58 -0500 - Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Engineers at Brigham Young University have developed an origami-like, collapsable shield capable of stopping bullets fired by pistols and revolvers.

Antarctic sea ice extent sets record low
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:02:27 -0500 - Feb. 17 (UPI) -- It's summer in Antarctica, and according to the British Antarctic Survey, this year's seasonal sea ice minimum in Antarctica is the smallest on record.

New Zealand represents Earth's eighth continent
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:30:29 -0500 - Feb. 17 (UPI) -- According to new geophysical data, the islands of New Zealand are what's left of a sunken eighth continent.

Scientists invent new, faster gait for six-legged robots
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:07:00 -0500 - Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Robotics engineers often find their inspiration from nature. For six-legged robots, a nature-inspired gait proved an impediment to maximum speed.

Scientists find naturally occurring organic compounds on Ceres
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:07:48 -0500 - Feb. 16 (UPI) -- New research suggests organic compounds found on Ceres are naturally occurring, born of geochemical processes hiding beneath Ceres' surface.

Scientists find surprising harmony among cats and dogs in India
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:41:16 -0500 - Feb. 16 (UPI) -- In India, ecologists have found tigers, leopards, and Asian wild dogs, called dholes, successfully coexisting in tight quarters.

Does it really pay to be beautiful?
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:49:49 -0500 - Feb. 16 (UPI) -- New research suggests 'beauty premium' income studies have ignored the influence of separate factors like health, intelligence and other personality traits.

Climate models predict shortened ski season in the Alps
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:56:30 -0500 - Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Researchers in Switzerland say the Alps may lose 70 percent of their historic snow coverage by the end of the century.

New 'living material' gloves light up when they touch target chemicals
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:40:57 -0500 - Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Scientists at MIT have crafted wearable sensors out of cell-infused hydrogel film, and the "living material" lights up when it contacts target chemicals.

Scientists levitate objects using heat flow
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:36:14 -0500 - Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A pair of undergraduate physics students at the University of Chicago have developed a new way to levitate objects.

Endurance athletes: Swig mouthwash for improved performance
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:19:00 -0500 - Feb. 15 (UPI) -- New research suggests a few gargles of mouthwash offers a performance boost for endurance athletes.

New, flexible brain probes to improve long-term neural recording
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:26:50 -0500 - Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Medical engineers at the University of Texas have developed a promising new type of ultra-flexible brain probe.

Tiny crocodile fossil may be new species
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:38:40 -0500 - Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Scientists have recovered the fossilized remains of tiny-headed crocodile from the time of the dinosaurs -- a new species.

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