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Palaeontology - Jun 26
Examining fossilised pigments, scientists from the University of Bristol have uncovered new insights into blue colour tones in prehistoric birds. For some time, paleontologists have known that melanin pigment can preserve in fossils and have been able to reconstruct fossil colour patterns. Melanin pigment gives black, reddish brown and grey colours to birds and is involved in creating bright iridescent sheens in bird feathers.
Life Sciences - Jun 25

A prevailing theory in neuroscience holds that people make decisions based on integrated global calculations that occur within the frontal cortex of the brain.

Materials Science - Jun 25

As the global population grows, fresh water supplies are more precious than ever. While scientists and engineers know how to purify water, making those methods sustainable and energy efficient is another question.

Social Sciences - Jun 25

A report aiming to improve safeguarding in international development research has been produced by Sussex academics after they were commissioned by the UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR).

Earth Sciences - Jun 25

The findings of a research expedition to coastal Greenland which examined, for the first time, how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients to the oceans has been published in the journal Progress in Oceanography.

Physics - Jun 25

Effective atomic interactions in complex materials picked up by on-the-fly machine-learning At the atomic scale materials can show a rich palette of dynamic behaviour, which directly affects the physical properties of these materials.

Life Sciences - Jun 25
Life Sciences

Studying the developing embryo of the 'frilled dragon' lizard, UNIGE researchers reveal that physical forces, rather than a genetic program, generate the characteristic folds of its spectacular collar.


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Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 26.06.2019

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 25.06.2019
Grassland Researchers Meet in Zurich
Switzerland is a grassland. The climate and soil provide ideal conditions for grass production, and thus for sustainable milk and meat production, whilst natural conditions are often unfavourable for arable farming. However, grass production too is facing new challenges. Despite extreme weather such as drought, the agricultural sector aims to produce top-quality forage, so that concentrate use can be reduced as much as possible.

Health - 25.06.2019
Researchers to study impact of school children running a mile a day
Researchers to study impact of school children running a mile a day
Imperial College London has partnered with the Daily Mile Foundation to assess the impact of the primary school initiative.

Innovation / Technology - Life Sciences - 25.06.2019
Patent office renews dispute over patent rights to CRISPR-Cas9
Schematic representation of the CRISPR-Cas9 system. The Cas9 enzyme (orange) cuts the DNA (blue) in the location selected by the RNA (red).

Materials Science - Physics - 25.06.2019

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 25.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - Social Sciences - 25.06.2019
FLEXIS supports leading ’green’ council
Chart-topping Neath Port Talbot Council is the best ‘green energy' local authority in Wales. Latest Welsh Government figures show the Council has the highest total renewable energy capacity and the greatest renewable energy generation across the country.

Innovation / Technology - Event - 25.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - 24.06.2019

Social Sciences - Health - 24.06.2019
Linda Burton named new dean of Berkeley’s social welfare school
Linda Burton, currently a professor of Sociology at Duke University, will be the next dean of the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.06.2019
New centre to fight drug-resistant bugs through improving use of antibiotics
A new Imperial centre will pioneer research to optimise how antimicrobial drugs are used to both improve patient care and preserve antibiotics.

Astronomy / Space Science - 24.06.2019
ESA marks Asteroid Day on 30 June
ESA marks Asteroid Day on 30 June
ESA will be participating in this year's Asteroid Day , the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across space, taking place on Sunday, 30 June.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.06.2019
Subsurface water storage makes big difference in plants’ response to drought
The sun rises over an oak savanna in the Dry Creek watershed, part of the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory in the Northern California Coast Ranges, where trees remained healthy through California's recent extreme drought.

Social Sciences - 24.06.2019
Creating community, battling loneliness among LGBTQ seniors
Creating community, battling loneliness among LGBTQ seniors
Research shows that LGBTQ older adults are at higher risk for many chronic medical conditions, yet are also resilient and proactive when it comes to taking care of their health.

Innovation / Technology - 24.06.2019
Carnegie Mellon, Argo AI Form Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research with $15M Multiyear Grant
Agreement affirms Pittsburgh's status as the 'Capital of Autonomy' with CMU at the center of the growing industry Carnegie Mellon University and Argo AI today announced a five-year, $15 million spons

Computer Science / Telecom - Chemistry - 24.06.2019
CMU Among First To Pilot New Supercomputer
In early 2020, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center will celebrate the arrival of the Perlmutter supercomputer , designed by Cray Inc. , and boasting the ability to hit a whopping 100 million billion floating point operations per second (FLOPS). Carnegie Mellon University's Zachary Ulissi will be one of the first to use it.

Career - Health - 24.06.2019
Telephone-based coaching as an impetus for more exercise
Telephone-based coaching as an impetus for more exercise
Sports scientists from the University of Basel found that providing telephone-based coaching over the phone is an effective method for getting people in Switzerland to adopt a physically active lifestyle. Physical activity is a good way to minimize various health risks - regardless of gender, age and fitness level.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.06.2019
Explores role of metabolism in immune cell behavior
What makes healthy cells change and become dysfunctional to the point of causing disease? In addition to a disruption in genes that regulate cells, there is another factor in cell misbehavior that involves metabolism, say Yale researchers.

Law / Forensics - Social Sciences - 21.06.2019
Berkeley helps to push back against excessive California court fees and fines
Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014 included anger over the way fees and fines funded local government.

Materials Science - Physics - 21.06.2019
New awards for UW research to probe solar cell defects, develop energy-boosting coatings
New awards for UW research to probe solar cell defects, develop energy-boosting coatings
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office selected two University of Washington professors in the Department of Chemistry and the Clean Energy Institute to receive nearly $1.5 million in funding for two separate endeavors in solar photovoltaic research.

Life Sciences - 21.06.2019
Couple introduces Berkeley falcons to the world, one post at a time
Berkeley Ph.D. student Sean Peterson and biologist Lynn Schofield - with their baby, Vireo Schofield-Peterson - find joy in sharing Berkeley's falcon family with the public.

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 21.06.2019

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 21.06.2019
Going nuts! Alum’s peanut-driven animations charm audiences
Editor's note: This story is part of 'Meet a UChicagoan,' a regular series focusing on the people who make UChicago a distinct intellectual community.

Pharmacology - Health - 21.06.2019
Protein hitch hiking into the cancer cell: the next generation of platinum drugs
Protein hitch hiking into the cancer cell: the next generation of platinum drugs
The young spin-off "P4 Therapeutics" was awarded with the "Der Brutkasten Media Award" An interdisciplinary team of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna has developed a new platinum compound with great potential as anticancer drug.

Environment - Administration - 21.06.2019
Goodbye, Clean Power Plan: Understanding the new energy rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency replaced the Obama-era Clean Power Plan this week with one that focuses on efficiency improvements at generating stations.
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