Long-term warming trend continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists. All Top News — ScienceDaily  More...

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By PunditX On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Warming Arctic climate constrains life in cold-adapted mammals

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A new study has uncovered previously unknown effects of rain-on-snow events, winter precipitation and ice tidal surges on the muskoxen. All Top News — ScienceDaily  More...

By PunditX On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Secrets of longevity protein revealed in new study

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Named after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism. In a recent study, researchers More...

By PunditX On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Small but fast: A miniaturized origami-inspired robot combines micrometer precision with high speed

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The milliDelta robot integrates a new microfabrication technique with high-performance composite materials that can incorporate flexural joints and bending actuators, the milliDelta More...

By PunditX On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Self-healing fungi concrete could provide sustainable solution to crumbling infrastructure

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A new self-healing fungi concrete could help repair cracks in aging concrete permanently, and help save America’s crumbling infrastructure. All Top News — ScienceDaily  More...

By PunditX On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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California sea lion population rebounded to new highs

[unable to retrieve full-text content] California sea lions have fully rebounded under the protection of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, with their population on the West Coast reaching carrying capacity in 2008 More...

By PunditX On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Tracking the impact of early abuse and neglect

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, according to a new study. All Top News — ScienceDaily  More...

By PunditX On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Using ‘next generation’ DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous ‘Two Brothers’ mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers More...

By PunditX On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea ice

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Researchers reveal why Arctic sea ice began to melt in the middle of winter two years ago — and that the increased melting of ice in summer is linked to recurring periods More...

By PunditX On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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A 'touching sight': How babies' brains process touch builds foundations for learning

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A new study provides one of the first looks inside the infant’s brain to show where the sense of touch is processed — not just when a baby feels a touch to the More...