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Developing instruments to detect language problems earlier

Science Daily - 3 hours 8 min ago
Using the Computerized Comprehension Task, the team measured concepts by asking children to touch images on a touch-sensitive screen that represented words they were learning. The team used a measure of vocabulary that focused on stable concepts, finding that it was superior to prior measures in predicting children's general language ability at age 3. The team also identified individual children at risk for language problems a full two years earlier than prior studies.

How a spider and a pitcher plant can benefit from collaboration

Science Daily - 3 hours 8 min ago
Ecologists have shed light on the relationship between the slender pitcher plant and its 'tenant', the crab spider Thomisus nepenthiphilus, providing insights to the little known foraging behaviors of the spider.

Stripping the linchpins from the life-making machine reaffirms its seminal evolution

Science Daily - 3 hours 8 min ago
This experiment had a good chance of crashing. Instead, it delivered whopping evidence to coroborrate the earliest evolution of the translational system, the mechanisms which make life out of our genes. The study swapped out all its magnesium, tabula rasa, and showed that the system, centering on the ribosome, would have thrived basically as it is today 4 billion years ago at the earliest foundations of life on Earth.

The whole tooth: New method to find biological sex from a single tooth

Science Daily - 3 hours 8 min ago
Researchers have come up with a new way to estimate the biological sex of human skeletal remains based on protein traces from teeth.

Weight during adolescence may affect pancreatic cancer risk in adulthood

Science Daily - 4 hours 43 min ago
New research has linked adolescent obesity with up to a four-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer later in life. The study's results also suggest that overweight and even higher weight within the 'normal' weight range in men may increase pancreatic cancer risk in a graded manner.

How your muscles form

Science Daily - 4 hours 44 min ago
An international team of researchers discovers two proteins essential to the development of skeletal muscle.

Urban planning policy contributes to political polarization

Science Daily - 4 hours 44 min ago
Urban planning decisions from decades past are likely a contributing factor to the rise of right-wing populism, a new study has found.

Decrease in specific gene 'silencing' molecules linked with pediatric brain tumors

Science Daily - 4 hours 44 min ago
Experimenting with lab-grown brain cancer cells, researchers have added to evidence that a shortage of specific tiny molecules that silence certain genes is linked to the development and growth of pediatric brain tumors known as low-grade gliomas.

How to drive a robot on Mars

The Hindu:Science - 9 hours 5 min ago
The Curiosity rover executes the commands, moving slowly to its designated position, at a maximum speed of 35 to 110 meters per hour

World’s largest brain-like supercomputer switched on for first time

The Hindu:Science - 11/11/2018
Researchers eventually aim to model up to a billion biological neurons in real time and are now a step closer.

World’s largest brain-like supercomputer switched on for first time

The Hindu:Science - 11/11/2018
The world’s largest supercomputer designed to work in the same way as the human brain has been switched on for the first time. The newly formed milli

ISRO invites foreign ‘riders’ to Venus

The Hindu:Science - 11/11/2018
Seeks experiment ideas from space agencies, universities and researchers

NASA to send organs on chips to space

The Hindu:Science - 10/11/2018
NASA is planning to send small devices containing human cells in a 3D matrix — known as tissue chips or organs-on-chips — to the International Space S

Gold nanoparticles target prostate cancer

The Hindu:Science - 10/11/2018
Scientists are using gold nanoparticles that act as tumour-seeking missiles to target prostate cancer, in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial.The nanop

Environmentally-inspired 'niche' features impact species evolution

Science Daily - 10/11/2018
Researchers have shown that the environment-driven evolution of a unique ovipositor in the female fruit fly Drosophila suzukii may have caused coevolution of the male genitalia; new features were found to cause mechanical incompatibility during reproduction with similar species, impeding crossbreeding and isolating the species. The dual role of the female genitalia was found to trigger coevolution and speciation, a generic pathway which may apply to many other organisms.

Now, fish included in praying mantid menu

The Hindu:Science - 10/11/2018
Fish-eating behaviour has not been seen until now

The Hindu Science Quiz: Harvest moon, Nasa missions and more

The Hindu:Science - 10/11/2018
What are the harvest moon and hunter’s moon associated with? What is the name of the little 10x10x10 cc CubeSat launched by NASA in 2017? For answers and more interesting questions take this quiz.

Google honours Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu, one of the first female engineers, on her 131st birth anniversary

The Hindu:Science - 10/11/2018
Born on November 10, 1887, in the Romanian port city of Galați, Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu made history by becoming one of the first female engineers in

Farmer adjustments can offset climate change impacts in corn production

Science Daily - 10/11/2018
New research looks closely at the future of maize crop yields with the effects of climate change.

Salmonella found to be resistant to different classes of antibiotics

Science Daily - 10/11/2018
Common bacteria that cause foodborne diseases are resistant to antibiotics used to treat infections, according to research that identified 39 genes responsible for this resistance.

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