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Phys.org / Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away

The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade—and possibly sooner—due to climate change, a new study has found.

2 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / Lighting up cardiovascular problems using nanoparticles

Heart disease and stroke are the world's two most deadly diseases, causing over 15 million deaths in 2016 according to the World Health Organization. A key underlying factor in both of these global health crises is the common ...

2 hours ago in Nanotechnology
Phys.org / In a split second, clothes make the man more competent in the eyes of others

People perceive a person's competence partly based on subtle economic cues emanating from the person's clothing, according to a study published in Nature Human Behaviour by Princeton University. These judgments are made in ...

5 hours ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / Researchers identify 'Achilles' heel' of drug-resistant superbug

A deadly superbug that infects an estimated 54,500 Americans a year has a secret weapon, a protein, that allows it to defy antibiotic treatment and immune system attacks. However, the secret is out now that researchers at ...

3 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Killer whale grandmothers boost survival of calves

Post-menopausal killer whale grandmothers improve the chances of survival for their grand-calves, new research has found.

3 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / New England fishermen losing jobs due to climate: study

New England has a proud tradition of commercial fishing. But will it survive as the planet warms?

3 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / Newly identified jet-stream pattern could imperil global food supplies, says study

Scientists have identified systematic meanders in the globe-circling northern jet stream that have caused simultaneous crop-damaging heat waves in widely separated breadbasket regions-a previously unquantified threat to global ...

7 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / How Enceladus got its stripes

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is of great interest to scientists due to its subsurface ocean, making it a prime target for those searching for life elsewhere. New research led by Carnegie's Doug Hemingway reveals the physics ...

7 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / NASA says core stage of next Moon rocket now ready

NASA has completed the giant rocket that will take US astronauts back to the Moon, the space agency's head announced Monday, pledging the mission would take place in 2024 despite being beset by delays.

4 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / CRISPR-resistant viruses build 'safe rooms' to shield genomes from DNA-dicing enzymes

Bacteria and the viruses that infect them are engaged in a molecular arms race as ancient as life itself. Evolution has equipped bacteria with an arsenal of immune enzymes, including CRISPR-Cas systems, that target and destroy ...

7 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / In surprise breakthrough, scientists create quantum states in everyday electronics

After decades of miniaturization, the electronic components we've relied on for computers and modern technologies are now starting to reach fundamental limits. Faced with this challenge, engineers and scientists around the ...

9 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / Scientists show evolutionary principle in microbes of offshore Southern California

In the waves offshore of Southern California, germ warfare occurs in a struggle as old as life itself.

7 hours ago in Biology