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  1. Cracked, Frozen and Tipped Over: New Clues From Pluto's PastRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 16 | Newswise

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Sputnik Planitia, a 1,000-kilometer-wide basin within the iconic heart-shaped region observed on Pluto's surface, could be in its present location because accumulation of ice made the dwarf planet roll over, creating cracks and tensions in the crust that point toward the presence of a subsurface ocean.


  2. Brookhaven Lab 'Higgs Hunter' Sally Dawson Receives J.J. Sakurai...Read the original story

    Oct 27, 2016 | Newswise

    Sally Dawson, a theoretical physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named a recipient of the 2017 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics . The award, given by the American Physical Society , recognizes Dawson and her three co-authors of The Higgs Hunter's Guide , a seminal book first published in 1989 on the physics of Higgs bosons-fundamental particles predicted by the accepted theory of particle physics as essential to generating the mass of fundamental particles, and discovered in experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012.


  3. The Higgs Bison - Mystery Species Hidden in Cave ArtRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2016 | Newswise

    Ancient DNA research has revealed that Ice Age cave artists recorded a previously unknown hybrid species of bison and cattle in great detail on cave walls more than 15,000 years ago. The mystery species, known affectionately by the researchers as the Higgs Bison* because of its elusive nature, originated over 120,000 years ago through the hybridisation of the extinct Aurochs and the Ice Age Steppe Bison, which ranged across the cold grasslands from Europe to Mexico.


  4. Ocean Conditions Contributed to Unprecedented 2015 Toxic Algal BloomRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2016 | Newswise

    A study led by researchers at the University of Washington and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration connects the unprecedented West Coast toxic algal bloom of 2015 that closed fisheries from southern California to northern British Columbia to the unusually warm ocean conditions - nicknamed "the blob" - in winter and spring of that year. "We have toxic algae events that result in shellfish closures off the Washington and Oregon coast every three to five years or so, but none of them have been as large as this one," said lead author Ryan McCabe, a research scientist at the UW's Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, a collaborative center with NOAA.


  5. A New Roadmap to Navigate Treatment Targets for Advanced Prostate CancerRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2016 | Newswise

    Newswise - New Brunswick, N.J. - August 22, 2016 - Research from investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; University of California, Los Angeles ; University of California, Santa Cruz and other institutions shows a computational approach examining abnormal "signaling" in clinical prostate cancer tissues that is responsible for their spread and resistance to treatment and can help identify patient subsets for targeted therapies. Rutgers Cancer Institute researcher Justin Drake, PhD , an assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School who started the work as part of postdoctoral research at UCLA, is a co-lead and co-corresponding author of the study published in the August 4 edition of Cell .


  6. What will California's strawberry industry do without methyl bromide?Read the original story

    Aug 16, 2016 | Newswise

    For many years, California growers relied on methyl bromide to kill a wide range of soil-borne pests, from fungi to insects to weeds, before planting crops. 2016 marks the last year in which the highly effective soil fumigant will be available.


  7. Fermi Researchers Explore New Ways of Searching for Dark MatterRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2016 | Newswise

    Researchers working with more than six years of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have used novel approaches to search for cosmic signals that could reveal what mysterious dark matter is made of. The scientists looked for hypothetical axion particles, studied the gamma-ray emissions from a large satellite galaxy of our Milky Way and analyzed the faint glow of gamma rays that covers the entire sky.


  8. Temperature Influences Gene Expression, Life Cycle in Vibrio choleraeRead the original story

    May 20, 2016 | Newswise

    Washington, DC - May 20, 2016 - Vibrio cholerae infects roughly four million people annually, worldwide, causing severe diarrheal disease, and killing an estimated 140,000 people. Its success as a pathogen belies the challenges this bacterium faces.


  9. Scientists Establish First Map of the Sea Lion BrainRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2016 | Newswise

    In fact, she is so smart that scientists at the Long Marine Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz designed a series of tests that prove she is the first animal besides humans that can use basic logic . Rio's display of intelligence is less surprising when you consider the fact that she is a member of one of only four groups of animals that have evolved extremely large brains .


  10. Alums Martha Mendoza, William Finnegan Win 2016 Pulitzer PrizeRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2016 | Newswise

    Martha Mendoza is part of the Associated Press team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. The reporting, Seafood From Slaves , traced slave-produced seafood from Asia to major U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and food suppliers, and resulted in the freeing of 2,000 slaves.


  11. ROBO1 Helps Cells Put Up Stiff ResistanceRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2016 | Newswise

    A protein called ROBO1 may delay the progression of breast cancer, according to a paper published in The Journal of Cell Biology. The study, "Loss of miR-203 regulates cell shape and matrix adhesion through ROBO1/Rac/FAK in response to stiffness" by Lily Thao-Nhi Le and colleagues, identifies a signaling pathway that may protect breast cells from the tumorigenic effects of stiff extracellular matrices.


  12. Hubble Team Breaks Cosmic Distance RecordRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2016 | Newswise

    This animation shows the location of galaxy GN-z11, which is the farthest galaxy ever seen. The video begins by locating the Big Dipper, then showing the constellation Ursa Major.


  13. "Seafood from Slaves" by The Associated Press wins USC Annenberg's 2016 Selden Ring AwardRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2016 | Newswise

    LOS ANGELES_ Feb. 8, 2016 _ Reporters from The Associated Press have won USC Annenberg's 2016 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, for a series of stories that showed how seafood sold in U.S. grocery stores and restaurants had been produced by slaves. Their work prompted reforms and prosecutions - and the release of more than 2,000 people who had been held captive in horrific circumstances.


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