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Phys.org / Parasite that replaces a fish's tongue caught at Texas state park

An unknown person working at Galveston Island Sate Park, Texas Parks and Wildlife, has posted a picture of a unique fish that was caught at the park on Facebook—it has no natural tongue. Instead, it has a tongue made up ...

9 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Fossil rivers of the Sahara tell of the threat of warming

Why did the people living near the Nile river migrate to central Egypt 10,000 years ago, when the Egyptian Sahara was still green? Geologists led by the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have studied the fossil rivers ...

12 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Using overpasses as shelter from tornado?

Meteorologists and emergency workers continue to contest the popular thinking that waiting out a tornado under an overpass is safe. According to the National Weather Service, doing so could actually increase the risk of death, ...

9 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / Tube-in-tube structure going strong

Similar to grass stems, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have created nanostrut-connected tube-in-tubes that enable stronger low-density structural materials.

8 hours ago in Nanotechnology
Phys.org / SpaceX needs to tame toilet trouble before weekend launch

SpaceX is taming some toilet troubles in its Dragon capsules before launching four more astronauts.

10 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / A new model could help stall shifting sand dunes, protecting infrastructure and ecosystems

Cambridge scientists have used downscaled laboratory models to show how sand dunes move through a landscape, revealing the conditions that determine whether they will pass through hurdles in their path—like pipelines or ...

8 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / What causes disease outbreaks?

Since 1974, contaminated water has been the most common driver of large-scale zoonotic infectious disease outbreaks, according to new research from the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) at the University ...

8 hours ago in Biology
Medical Xpress / Dopamine's many roles explained

Among the neurotransmitters in the brain, dopamine has gained an almost mythical status. Decades of research have established its contribution to several seemingly unrelated brain functions including learning, motivation, ...

8 hours ago in Neuroscience
Phys.org / Cells move by controlling the stiffness of their neighbours

Cells can control their ability to move through the body by using a protein called fascin to control the stiffness of neighboring cells, suggests a study published today in eLife.

9 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / To better understand speech, focus on who is talking

Seeing a person's face as we are talking to them greatly improves our ability to understand their speech. While previous studies indicate that the timing of words-to-mouth movements across the senses is critical to this audio-visual ...

9 hours ago in Physics
Medical Xpress / Machine learning reveals brain networks involved in child aggression

Child psychiatric disorders, such as oppositional defiant disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), can feature outbursts of anger and physical aggression. A better understanding of what drives these symptoms ...

3 hours ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Stem cells lose their 'glue' and escape from hair follicle to cause hair loss, says new study

A newly discovered cause of balding in aging male mice could reveal a cause of hair loss in men and women as well, reports a study from Northwestern Medicine scientists. The findings provide new insight into how hair and ...

3 hours ago in Medical research