1. Antarctica's Weddell Sea 'deserves protected status'  |  ( bbc )
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2. New device can transmit underwater sound to air  |  ( science news )
When underwater sound waves hit the device, its frame and membrane vibrate at finely tuned frequencies to help sound transmit into the air.
3. Philippine Volcano Erupts, Causing 56,000 To Flee : The Two-Way : NPR  |  ( npr )
Philippine Volcano Erupts, Causing 56,000 To FleeEnlarge this image toggle caption Bullit Marquez/AP Bullit Marquez/APMount Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, erupted for eight minutes on Monday afternoon, spewing a five-kilometer tall column of debris and volcanic gas.
4. NIH’s new clinical trial policy kicks in despite concerns from basic behavioral researchers  |  ( science mag )
“Our communities of scientists continue to call for a return to the historically clear distinction between basic science and clinical trials,” Skedsvold says.
5. The Physics of Why Bigger Drones Can Fly Longer  |  ( wired )
So a drone with a large power will need a bigger battery in order to fly for a reasonable amount of time.
6. Nobel laureate suggests he could fall on sword over colleague’s bogus paper  |  ( science mag )
The paper in question appeared in the journal Stem Cell Reports in March 2017.
7. Drones learn autonomous navigation by copying bikes, cars  |  ( upi )
Scientists provided the software with training examples of bikes and cars navigating urban traffic.
8. Dogs eat poop, and you might not be able to stop them: study  |  ( fox news )
This article originally appeared on Newser: Dogs Eat Poop, and You Might Not Be Able to Stop Them
9. Smartphones open new opportunities for privacy invasion  |  ( science news )
The Android security team at Google is also trying to mitigate the privacy risks posed by app sensor data collection.
10. When a Mom Feels Depressed, Her Baby's Cells Might Feel It, Too  |  ( scientific american )
This early stress may put young children on track for the early onset of poor health outcomes.
11. China Declared World's Largest Producer of Scientific Articles  |  ( scientific american )
The United States ranked third, below Sweden and Switzerland; the European Union came in fourth and China fifth.
12. Watch live: Astronauts conduct first of two spacewalks on ISS  |  ( upi )
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- NASA astronauts Scott Tingle and Mark Vande Hei are in the midst of the first of two January spacewalks.
13. Shrinking Mountain Glaciers Are Affecting People Downstream  |  ( scientific american )
The researchers wrote that the shrinking presented "categorical evidence" of climate change, making mountain glaciers a kind of underrepresented canary in the coal mine for global warming.
14. China's new drone company is building a UAV with a 20-ton payload  |  ( popular science )
Super Cargo Drone Tengoen is already building the first of these 137-foot-wide, 4,660-mile-range cargo drones.
15. Catastrophic global warming less likely, study says  |  ( fox news )
“To those skeptical of climate change, our paper does not say the climate change problem has gone away.
16. Stars with too much lithium may have stolen it  |  ( science news )
Something is giving small, pristine stars extra lithium.
17. Bird poop brings 3.8 million metric tons of nitrogen out of the sea each year  |  ( science mag )
National Geographic Creative/Alamy Stock PhotoBird poop brings 3.8 million metric tons of nitrogen out of the sea each year
18. Scientists reconstruct face of 9,000 year-old Greek teenager  |  ( reuters )
Now the teenager can be seen again, after scientists reconstructed her face to show what people looked like in the Mesolithic period, around 7,000 BC.
19. Small falcons pose danger to piping plover population in Great Lakes  |  ( upi )
Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The piping plover is considered endangered in the Great Lakes region, but its population numbers have been rising over the last decade.
20. To Combat Loneliness, Promote Social Health  |  ( scientific american )
They then compared it to well-established public health priorities that receive considerable resources across public and private sectors, such as nutrition.
21. 222 Bird Species Worldwide Are Now Critically Endangered  |  ( scientific american )
All told 222 bird species worldwide are now considered critically endangered, putting them one step above extinction.
22. Drought-Stricken Cape Town Braces For Water To Run Out In April : NPR  |  ( npr )
Drought-Stricken Cape Town Braces For Water To Run Out In AprilEnlarge this image toggle caption Rodger Bosch /AFP/Getty Images Rodger Bosch /AFP/Getty ImagesCape Town officials are tightening water restrictions amid claims the city could run out of water by April 21.
23. Welcome To The Age Of Digital Transcendence  |  ( npr )
Welcome to the Age of Digital Transcendence.
24. What do refrigeration, DNA synthesis, and Lycra have in common?  |  ( popular science )
This display at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows off members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
25. 1.7-billion-year-old chunk of North America found sticking to Australia  |  ( fox news )
Geologists matching rocks from opposite sides of the globe have found that part of Australia was once attached to North America 1.7 billion years ago.
26. Biologists believe finding viruses is first step to finding aliens  |  ( fox news )
Viruses are considered one of Earth’s most abundant organisms – about 10 to 100 times more plentiful than anything else on Earth.
27. Scientific American Blog Network  |  ( scientific american )
We proceed with every session as if we are entitled to these bodies, just by virtue of being medical students.
28. This new index ranks companies’ efforts in the fight against antimicrobial resistance  |  ( science mag )
This new index ranks companies’ efforts in the fight against antimicrobial resistanceAmong the world’s big pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is doing the most to combat the global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis, followed by Johnson & Johnson, according to a new ranking of industry efforts revealed today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
29. NASA Pushes for Nuclear-Powered Space Missions  |  ( scientific american )
Many of our most ambitious space missions to space have been made possible using nuclear power.
30. Popular Science  |  ( popular science )
The results have recently been published in an open science archive, but have also been submitted to the journal Cortex.