Here are today’s top science and technology headlines from Hawaii Science Digest. Views expressed in this science and technology news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Content provided by “Science News”.
Accessed on 21 May 2019, 0225 UTC.
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The measles virus can usher in other infections for months, or even years.
Measles is a global health threat. Snapshots of several countries show how stopping its spread depends on local conditions and beliefs.
Physicians are examining whether discussing shared health goals can bring vaccine-hesitant parents on board.
For the first time, scientists have identified the chemical fingerprint of red pigment in a fossil.
Ravens may pick up and share their compatriots’ negativity, a study on the social intelligence of these animals suggests.
After years of preparation, new definitions for the basic units of mass, temperature and more have now gone into effect.
A new computer analysis shows how Mussaurus patagonicus’s weight shifted toward its hips as it grew, confirming fossil hints of how its gait changed.
A plant’s view of what humans call allergens in pollen grains involves a lot of crucial biology. And sex.
Jumping genes may make it possible to divvy up chromosomes.
Particles inside protons seem to be linked on a scale smaller than a trillionth of a millimeter.
Researchers are developing an oral vaccine that helps little brown bats survive the fungal disease white nose syndrome.
Laying off ultraprocessed foods and switching to whole foods may help some people manage their weight, a small study finds.
Norwich terriers don’t have flat snouts, but can suffer the same wheezing as bulldogs. It turns out that a gene mutation tied to swelling could be to blame.
Research sheds light on the evolutionary history of the bloodsucking bedbugs. The first species evolved at least as early as the Cretaceous, scientists say.
A study of fossilized teeth shifts the age of the last common ancestor between Neandertals and humans.
The Chang’e-4 mission spotted material on the lunar surface that appears to contain bits originating from the moon’s interior.
By manipulating light with tiny structures, patches on peacock spiders appear superblack, helping accentuate the arachnids’ bright colors.
The first gene-edited snails confirm which gene is responsible for the direction of the shell’s spiral.
Moonquakes recorded decades ago suggest the moon is tectonically active. Knowing more about that activity could help scientists identify where to land future spacecraft.
A new artificial intelligence seems to share our intuitive ability to estimate numbers at a glance.
An unexpected abundance of proteins for catching dim light evolved independently in three groups of weird deep-sea fishes.
Mapping millions of kilometers of waterways shows that just 37 percent of rivers longer than 1,000 kilometers remain unchained by human activities.
Scientists link bouts of intense rainfall and drought around 8,600 to 6,000 years ago to declining numbers of South American hunter-gatherers.
In 1969, a doctor tried and failed to restore a 54-year-old man’s vision. Fifty years later, scientists are still struggling to make eye transplants work.
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