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Scientists have always thought intelligence is determined by genes, but they were only to identify only a few which were clearly related. Now, a huge scale discovery marks the identification of 52 new genes, out of which 40 have never been linked to intelligence before. The study was published in the journal Nature Genetics. Around […] The post Researchers Find 40 New Genes Related to Intelligence appeared first on The Silver…
05.25 / 10:06
thesilverink.com
A fire at a nuclear reactor is serious business. There are many ways to trigger a nuclear accident leading to damage of the reactor core, which can result in the release of radiation. But according to a senior manager at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), for a typical nuclear reactor, roughly half the risk that the reactor core will be damaged is due to the risk of fire. Read…
05.25 / 09:54
allthingsnuclear.org
A robotic dance teacher can gently guide human novices through routines while adapting to their skill…
05.25 / 09:40
newscientist.com
In the world of electronics, where the quest is always for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, topological insulators (TI) have tantalizing…
05.25 / 09:40
phys.org
Small spaces in nanoreactors may have big implications for chemistry. The chemical nature of molecules and reactions within nanospaces can be changed significantly due to the nanoconfinement effect. Understanding the fundamentals of confined catalysis has become an important topic in heterogeneous catalysis. 2-D nanoreactors formed under 2-D materials can provide a well-defined model for exploring confined…
05.25 / 09:40
phys.org
Dr. Saw-Wai Hla and Dr. Eric Masson are thrilled with their team's performance in the world's first nanocar race in April, but for them, it was a fun starting point to a much larger…
05.25 / 09:40
phys.org
Living cells must constantly process information to keep track of the changing world around them and arrive at an appropriate…
05.25 / 09:40
phys.org
The InfoComm Awards Committee recognized Gentner for his history of innovation and his advocacy for those with hearing…
05.25 / 09:31
hearingreview.com
Among your friends you probably recognize the wine aficionado, always looking for the latest smooth drinks and…
05.25 / 09:22
statisticsviews.com
Chinese netizens fumed Thursday over a government ban on live coverage of Google algorithm AlphaGo's battle with the world's top Go player, as the programme clinched their three-match series in the ancient board…
05.25 / 08:43
phys.org
Gastrocnemius-soleus equinus (GSE) is a foot-ankle complaint in which the extensibility of the gastrocnemius (G) and soleus muscles (triceps surae) and ankle are limited to a dorsiflexion beyond a neutral ankle position. The asymmetric forces of leg muscles and the associated asymmetric loading forces might promote major activation of the triceps surae, tibialis anterior, transverses abdominal and multifidus muscles. Here, we made infrared recordings of 21 sportsmen (elite professional…
05.25 / 08:29
peerj.com
The Relict Gull Larus relictus is a globally vulnerable species and one of the least known birds, so understanding its seasonal movements and migration will facilitate the development of effective conservation plans for its protection. We repeatedly satellite-tracked 11 adult Relict Gulls from the Ordos sub-population in Hongjian Nur, China, over 33 migration seasons and conducted extensive ground surveys. Relict Gulls traveled ∼800 km between Hongjian Nur in northern China to the coast of …
05.25 / 08:29
peerj.com
Background Members of the genus Bifidobacterium are abundant in the feces of babies during the exclusively-milk-diet period of life. Bifidobacterium longum is reported to be a common member of the infant fecal microbiota. However, B. longum is composed of three subspecies, two of which are represented in the bowel microbiota (B. longum subsp. longum; B. longum subsp. infantis). B. longum subspecies are not differentiated in many studies, so that their prevalence and relative…
05.25 / 08:29
peerj.com
The Northern kelp crab (Pugettia producta) and the graceful kelp crab (Pugettia gracilis) are common primary consumers in bull kelp beds near the San Juan Islands (Salish Sea, NE Pacific). In this system, urchins (often considered the most voracious herbivores exerting top-down control on kelp beds) tend to remain sedentary because of the high availability of detrital macroalgae, but the extent to which kelp crabs consume kelp (and other food options) is largely unknown. I conducted four…
05.25 / 08:29
peerj.com
Background Adaptation to local habitat conditions may lead to the natural divergence of populations in life-history traits such as body size, time of reproduction, mate signaling or dispersal capacity. Given enough time and strong enough selection pressures, populations may experience local genetic differentiation. The genetic basis of many life-history traits, and their evolution according to different environmental conditions remain however poorly understood. Methods We conducted an…
05.25 / 08:29
peerj.com
Natascha Riedinger, Benjamin Brunner, Sebastian Krastel, Gail L. Arnold, Laura M. Wehrmann, Michael J. Formolo, Antje Beck, Steven M. Bates, Susann Henkel, Sabine Kasten, Timothy W.…
05.25 / 08:28
journal.frontiersin.org
U.S law enforcement is being held responsible by British officials, not the White House, for the second leak of information regarding the Manchester terror attack in the U.K., following which the British police have stopped any exchange of information about the attack, the BBC reported T…
05.25 / 07:36
ibtimes.com
Given all of the crazy things that have happened under President Donald Trump’s administration in the United States, the political drama “House of Cards” might pale in comparison when its Season 5 premieres on Netflix at the end of May. However, lead star Kevin Spacey, who plays President Frank Underwood in the series, guarantees that the show still has a few surprises up its sleeves. He admitted that the show eerily has parallels in real life, but since the show shoots months in advance be…
05.25 / 07:36
ibtimes.com
California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as…
05.25 / 07:36
phys.org
Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard, where he dropped out 12 years ago to focus on…
05.25 / 07:36
phys.org