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Phys.org / Çatalhöyük: 9,000 years ago, a community with modern urban problems

Some 9,000 years ago, residents of one of the world's first large farming communities were also among the first humans to experience some of the perils of modern urban living.

6 hours ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / Scientists reveal reversible super-glue inspired by snail mucus

Snails secrete a mucous that acts like super-glue, allowing them to adhere to rough surfaces like rocks.

5 hours ago in Chemistry
Phys.org / Boaty McBoatface mission gives new insight into warming ocean abyss

The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as "Boaty McBoatface") has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures. ...

6 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / The evolution of puppy dog eyes

Dogs have evolved new muscles around the eyes to better communicate with humans.

6 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Study reveals new genomic roots of ecological adaptation in polar bear evolution

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Vanderbilt University and Clark University have shed new light on the genomic foundation of the polar bear's ecological adaption by pinpointing rapid changes in the ...

6 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Researchers solve mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid

The formation of air bubbles in a liquid appears very similar to its inverse process, the formation of liquid droplets from, say, a dripping water faucet. But the physics involved is actually quite different, and while those ...

6 hours ago in Physics
Medical Xpress / Breakthrough paves way for new Lyme disease treatment

Virginia Tech biochemist Brandon Jutras has discovered the cellular component that contributes to Lyme arthritis, a debilitating and extremely painful condition that is the most common late stage symptom of Lyme disease.

Medical Xpress / Breakthrough in understanding how human eyes process 3-D motion

Scientists at the University of York have revealed that there are two separate 'pathways' for seeing 3-D motion in the human brain, which allow people to perform a wide range of tasks such as catching a ball or avoiding moving ...

6 hours ago in Neuroscience
Phys.org / Inducing an osteoarthritic (OA) phenotype in a cartilage-on-a-chip (COC) model

In an aging population, the social impact of osteoarthritis (OA) can dramatically increase to become the most common musculoskeletal disease. However, at present, therapies are limited to palliative treatments or surgical ...

12 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Scientists find sun's history buried in moon's crust

The Sun is why we're here. It's also why Martians or Venusians are not.

4 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / UN: World population expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050

The world's population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, the United Nations said Monday.

4 hours ago in Other Sciences
Tech Xplore / Researchers have success in detecting if images of faces were manipulated

Make some noise for Adobe in its effort to detect fakery. They unleashed the powers of machine learning to automatically detect when images of faces have been manipulated.

4 hours ago in Computer Sciences