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Polymer crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport

Scientists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge have found a way to create polymeric semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy further than previously observed.

Scientists can predict which storks will migrate to Africa in autumn and which will remain in Europe

Louis the young stork came into the world on a birch tree in Radolfzell on Lake Constance six or seven weeks ago. Until this day in June 2014, he has only known his parents and three siblings. But

New theory finds 'traffic jams' in jet stream cause abnormal weather patterns

The sky sometimes has its limits, according to new research from two University of Chicago atmospheric scientists.

Macron wants to make France gateway to Europe for tech firms

French President Emmanuel Macron called on tech leaders Thursday to invest in France, saying his innovation policies aim to make the country the gateway to Europe.

NASA satellites provide a 3-way analysis of Tropical Cyclone Mekun

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu, the second tropical cyclone in less than a week, formed in the western Arabian Sea early on May 22, 2018 and is moving toward a landfall in Oman. NASA satellites provided an

Canada blocks China purchase of construction firm Aecon

Canada has blocked Chinese state-owned CCCC's acquisition of construction firm Aecon Group, citing on Thursday national security concerns in a decision widely expected to create a rift between Ottawa

Novel Kinect system helps keep Parkinson's patients moving

A new system which helps people with Parkinson's disease overcome debilitating walking problems has been developed by researchers at Brunel University London.

Fewer hurricanes forecast for 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

After the most expensive hurricane season on record last year, US officials said Thursday to expect a more normal Atlantic season in 2018 with five to nine hurricanes in total.

Less snow leaves weasels exposed to predators: scientists

Fluffy white weasels that once frolicked in snowy fields unnoticed now have a target on their back thanks to global warming, scientists said Thursday.

Rush to comply with new EU data law

Companies made a last-minute rush Thursday to comply with new European Union data protection laws that Brussels says will protect consumers from being like "people naked in an aquarium".

Putin taps firebrand to head embattled space agency

Vladimir Putin on Thursday appointed a firebrand nationalist politician, who oversaw Russia's once proud space industry, to manage its space agency in a move analysts said spells more trouble for the

Facebook won't pay compensation for Cambridge Analytica case

Facebook said Thursday it will not compensate users in the scandal over the misuse of their personal data by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Bold lizards of all sizes have higher mating success

Boldness correlates with the mating success, but not body size or sex, of yellow-spotted monitor lizards roaming the remote Oombulgurri floodplains of tropical Western Australia, ecologists report in

400 million year-old evolutionary arms race helps researchers understand HIV

Understanding the evolution of a 400 million-year-old anti-viral protein that first emerged in marine life, is helping researchers get the upper-hand on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Imminent extinction of northern white rhinoceros motivates genetic recovery efforts

Earlier this year, the last remaining male Northern White Rhinoceros (NWR) died in captivity, nearly cementing the fate of this subspecies for extinction. In the wild, continuing threats of poaching,

New app offers customized advice to improve learning

University of Colorado researchers have created on-demand, voice-activated apps to enhance learning and teaching for members of CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Denver.

How other people affect our interpersonal space

Have you ever felt the urge to cross the road or move seats on a train after a conversation taking place nearby suddenly becomes aggressive? Well, for the first time a scientific study has shown how

Researcher studies math achievement among Hispanic high school students

A researcher at The University of Texas at San Antonio has co-authored a study examining important cognitive and non-cognitive predictors of entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics

New technology and app could help endangered primates, slow illegal trafficking

New facial recognition software and app invented at Michigan State University can help protect endangered primates—more than 60 percent of which face extinction.

Video: Chameleons are masters of nanotechnology

Chameleons are nature's most talented masters of color. They use their unique color-changing abilities for all sorts of reasons. But how do they alter their hue?