‘Rainbow’ dinosaur had iridescent feathers like a hummingbird

‘Rainbow’ dinosaur had iridescent feathers like a hummingbird

From Science Daily Scientists discovered a dinosaur fossil with feathers so well-preserved that they were able to see the feathers’ microscopic color-bearing structures. By comparing the shapes of those feather structures with the structures in modern bird feathers, they’re able to infer that the new dino, Caihong juji (‘rainbow with the big crest’) had iridescent […]

Some nursing homes gaming the system to improve their Medicare star ratings

Some nursing homes gaming the system to improve their Medicare star ratings

From Science Daily For families faced with the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home, a government rating system is often the only source of information to determine which facilities are the best. However, a new study of nursing homes in California, the nation’s largest system, by faculty at Florida Atlantic […]

Alzheimer’s drug turns back clock in powerhouse of cell

Alzheimer’s drug turns back clock in powerhouse of cell

From Science Daily The experimental drug J147 is something of a modern elixir of life; it’s been shown to treat Alzheimer’s disease and reverse aging in mice and is almost ready for clinical trials in humans. Now, Salk scientists have solved the puzzle of what, exactly, J147 does. In a paper published January 7, 2018, […]

Saturn’s moon Titan sports Earth-like features

Saturn’s moon Titan sports Earth-like features

From Science Daily Using the now-complete Cassini data set, Cornell astronomers have created a new global topographic map of Saturn’s moon Titan that has opened new windows into understanding its liquid flows and terrain. Two new papers, published Dec. 2 in Geophysical Review Letters, describe the map and discoveries arising from it. Creating the map took […]

Could fish larvae save coral reefs?

Could fish larvae save coral reefs?

A recent report said that hurricanes devastated coral reefs in the Caribbean and scientists studied their recovery ability from natural disaster. As scientists understand the importance of coral reefs to an ocean ecosystem, conservation efforts have been gathering steam. According to a UNESCO study in June 2017, World Heritage coral reefs could become extinct by […]

New solar device designed that may finally make hydrogen cars a reality

New solar device designed that may finally make hydrogen cars a reality

From Freedom’s Phoenix Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have crafted a device that can utilize solar energy to effectively and cheaply create and store energy, which could then be used to power electronic devices, and to harness hydrogen fuel for environmentally-friendly cars. The device allows for inexpensive hydrogen vehicles because it can produce hydrogen using nickel, […]

Bright areas on Ceres suggest geologic activity

Bright areas on Ceres suggest geologic activity

The bright areas of Occator Crater — Cerealia Facula in the center and Vinalia Faculae to the side — are examples of bright material found on crater floors on Ceres. This is a simulated perspective view. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/PSI › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> If you could fly aboard NASA’s […]

Radar tracking reveals how bees develop a route between flowers

Radar tracking reveals how bees develop a route between flowers

From Science Daily As bees gain foraging experience they continually refine both the order in which they visit flowers and the flight paths they take between flowers to generate better and better routes, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. Despite this, bees can be tricked into taking tempting shortcuts between flowers even […]

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