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Scientists have worked out a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene. This process will aid producers in achieving scalable filter manufacturing.

Researchers find new source of melting ice in Antarctic

A new study has revealed a previously undocumented process where melting glacial ice sheets change the ocean in a way that further accelerates the rate of ice melt and sea level rise.

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist."Three, two, one and liftoff!

Google pledges major STEM investment

Google is to investment over $2 million into one of Canada’s emerging super-cluster technology areas. The focus will be on developing STEM projects and skills. Part of the funding is demarcated for youth projects.

How reliable is that science paper?

A few scientists are open to bribery and influence, but science journals and the peer review process have long been held up to be robust examples of the scientific method. A new report throws up some doubts.

SpaceX postpones launch of NASA's planet-hunter spacecraft

SpaceX postponed the launch of NASA's new planet-hunting mission Monday in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems, the California-based company said.

One impact of climate change occurring in U.S. no one hears about

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests. How will this affect farming and agriculture in the years to come?

Essential Science: Where coffee works like cannabis

Coffee is well known as a psychostimulant, however its effect on the body’s metabolism, in dozens of different ways, such as of steroids and the neurotransmitters, in a similar way to cannabis, is a new medical discovery.

New class of antibiotics to combat drug resistance

A new class of antibiotic has been discovered. The chemical kills bacteria by binding to ribosome. This disrupts protein synthesis, and stops the microbial cell from replicating. This is a step forward in the search for new antimicrobials.

How artificial intelligence is influencing drug discovery

The drive for new medications addresses patient need and is the motor that keeps the pharmaceutical sector turning. To accelerate the drug discovery process, pharmaceutical organizations are turning to artificial intelligence.

Affordable hepatitis C treatment close to launch

An affordable hepatitis treatment for the developing world's population is being planned, with medics confident that the new anti-virals are close to commercial launch. The drugs are expected to retail for no more than $3.50 per dose.

Slow down of Atlantic Ocean circulation is bad news for everyone

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change - and is at its weakest point in the past 1,600 years.

Unlocking laboratory data with cloud computing: Interview Special

Technology company Ovation are working on technologies designed to allow regional and community providers to unlock some the dark data in their laboratories and to allow for regional labs to share and commercialize the data.

'TESS' to launch exoplanet-hunting mission next week

TESS, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is scheduled to launch from Florida next week to begin a two-year search for Earth-like planets around other stars. Liftoff is currently set for April 16 at 6:32 p.m. EDT (22:32 UTC).

Canadian student successfully maps mosquito spread

A graduate student has helped in a local area’s battle against mosquitoes. Martine Balcaen has come up with a method to track mosquitoes around Winnipeg.

Anyone want to buy a dinosaur? Two on sale in Paris

The skeletons of an allosaurus and a diplodocus are up for auction in Paris this week, marketed as hip interior design objects -- for those with big enough living rooms.

How raising an eyebrow aided human evolution

The ability to raise an eyebrow in distrust or to furrow it in sympathy may have given our species an evolutionary edge, researchers in Britain said Monday.

Essential Science: Does popping vitamin pills actually work?

Many people take specific or multi-vitamin pills as part of their daily routine and the market for fortified supplements is growing in value. A new medical study, however, suggests that the daily habit provides little benefit.

Workers' radiation exposure halts U.S. nuke plant demolition

At least 42 workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal.

Nanoparticles assisting with cancer drug discovery

A new medical technology has been developed, in the form of a liquid biopsy”. This Canadian technology is designed to detect those patients who may not respond to conventional chemotherapy for prostate cancer.

Ancient paper influences smart clothing

Smart and connected clothing is receiving considerable investment, even if the take-up from the public remains muted. An example of a new design in fabrics is where variations of origami have provided inspiration.

Spread of fluted-point technology in Canada's Ice-Free Corridor

Careful examination of numerous fluted spear points found in Alaska and western Canada prove that the Ice Age peopling of the Americas was much more complex than previously believed, according to a study done by two Texas A&M University researchers.

The terahertz computer chip is within reach

The terahertz computer chip is now within reach offering far faster computing power than is possible today. This is according to a new research study based on three years of extensive research.

Women ran things in ancient Peru, a new study argues

Women in ancient Peru, far from being marginalized and invisible, were political and economic decision-makers, according to a new study that challenges many traditional takes on the country's history.

Philips and Hologic provide imaging systems for women’s health

The companies Philips and Hologic have announced a global partnership agreement intended to provide integrated imaging solutions for women’s health. This will include diagnostic imaging modalities and advanced informatics.

AI technology improves kidney analysis

A further advancement of medical artificial intelligence technology has been announced with the use of an AI platform to help medical staff to assess kidney disease. The technology is designed to assist, and to not to replace, medical professionals.

NASA's InSight Mission will use seismology to look inside Mars

NASA's next mission to Mars should provide us with insights into the workings of Mars' interior. InSight, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, will measure Marsquakes to learn about the Martian crust, mantle, and core.

'Extreme' changes in eight of Antarctic's largest glaciers

According to a new study, the grounding line, where Antarctica's glaciers become floating ice shelves, is receding as much as 600 feet per year, bolstering fears of worst-case sea level rise.

Has invisibility material been created?

Now you see it, now you don't? Researchers have developed a material that could make people or objects invisible to infrared night vision tools. The primary application would be military use.

Essential Science: Overcoming 'text neck' with improved posture

Spinal surgeon Dr. Ken Hansraj has defined postural implications for humanity. In newly published research he describes the impact of text neck, backpack forces, and gender specific data on belly size, along with breast forces, on the spine.

China's 'space dream': A Long March to the moon

The plunge back to Earth of a defunct Chinese space laboratory will not slow down Beijing's ambitious plans to send humans to the moon.

James Webb space telescope launch date pushed to 2020

NASA has announced a further delay to the James Webb Space Telescope’s launch. The agency had been targeting March-June 2019 for the much-heralded telescope’s liftoff, but technical problems and "avoidable errors" have pushed the launch date to 2020.

Humans walked on a Pacific coast Canadian beach 13,000 years ago

In 2014, archaeologists digging in the sands of Calvert Island, British Columbia, made an unexpected discovery: a single footprint pressed into the clay below the surface. Subsequent excavations turned up 28 more footprints, the oldest in North America.

China space lab may fall to Earth later: European Space Agency

China's defunct space lab could hurtle back to Earth later than previously forecast, with the European Space Agency saying it may re-enter the atmosphere as late as Monday morning GMT.

Family, friends bid farewell to Stephen Hawking

Friends, family and colleagues of British scientist Stephen Hawking will gather Saturday to pay their respects at his private funeral in Cambridge, where he spent most of his extraordinary life.

Sahara Desert has grown over 10 percent in last century

The Sahara Desert—which takes up about 3.6 million square miles of northern Africa—is growing ever larger, signaling daunting news for people living in the Sahel border region who stand to lose valuable arable land to the expanding desert.

Artificial intelligence starts to examine human intelligence

Researchers have begun the process of dissecting artificial intelligence in order to better understand the human brain. This is based on the idea that human developed artificial intelligence could reveal more about how human brains function.

Can machines be taught to spot the essential?

Physicists are examining the possibility of harnessing machine learning as an integral part of the physical reasoning process, developing platforms to help advance science.

Warts and all: Researchers reconstruct face of Cro-Magnon man

Cro-Magnon man had a face covered in lumps including a large one on his forehead -- likely benign tumours caused by a genetic disease, according to a team of French researchers in new findings published Friday.

China says Earth-bound space lab to offer 'splendid' show

An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower.

AI has analyzed every chemical reaction ever performed

The developers of a new artificial-intelligence tool have claimed the platform has memorized nearly every chemical reaction ever performed. The AI agent looks set to transform chemistry.