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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.

5 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. ...

5 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.

5 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 ...

5 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 ...

5 hours ago in Physics
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 ...

11 hours ago in Biology
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
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 / RNR 'switch' offers hope in battling antibiotic resistant bacteria

New research from Cornell University offers a new pathway for targeting pathogens in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria.

4 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Climate change had significant impact on Amazon communities before arrival of Europeans

A new study of climate changes and their effects on past societies offers a sobering glimpse of social upheavals that might happen in the future.

9 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / 3-D printed tissues and organs without the scaffolding

Engineered tissues and organs have been grown with various degrees of success in labs for many years. Many of them have used a scaffolding approach where cells are seeded onto biodegradable supportive structures that provide ...

5 hours ago in Chemistry