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Spay Day in May!
May 23, 2018

We are Doing it AGAIN!!!! Open to Upshur and Lewis Counties ONLY!

Get your application in today. All paid applications from 5/22/18 - 5/31/18 will receive the prices listed in photo. All surgeries are performed in Elkins, send us a message and our application link will be sent back to you. We are excited to be able to make a difference in our community.. Don't forget to Like our page to follow and share if we do this again.

**For this project we are NOT requiring proof of income for the prices listed but appts are non refundable.

Beep! Beep! The SIBR Road Tour
May 22, 2018

Don't Delay - Register Today!
The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Huntington, WV, June 21, 2018. The Road Tour provides small businesses and researchers the opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest seed fund, which awards billions of dollars each year.

What is America’s Largest Seed Fund?
Led by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award more than $2.5 billion annually to small businesses developing groundbreaking, high-risk technologies while taking no equity.

Why is this important?
The SBIR and STTR programs have the ability to:

Stimulate technological innovation
Increase private sector commercialization of federal R&D
Provide the stimulus for job creation
Who is attending?

Program managers from at least 11 federal agencies ... FULL STORY

Green Bean Day T-shirts on sale now!
May 20, 2018

It is almost time to get those green bean seeds into the ground! Here is your chance to dress for success with your very own Green Bean Celebration T-shirt. The shirts are $15 each for size youth small through adult extra-large. Sizes 2X through 5X are $20 each. You can place your order at the Buckhannon Welcome Center on Main Street or contact a committee member at the information noted below. Proceeds from the T-shirt drive go to purchase green beans for the Parish House.

The Annual Green Bean Celebration is a grass-roots effort to promote volunteerism, healthy nutrition, agriculture, and to help stock the Parish House pantry with fresh green beans. The 2018 Green Bean Stroll/Walk is August 11th. Please consider planting extra green beans in your summer garden to donate to the Parish House and help stamp out hunger in our community. FULL STORY

Upcoming Roads To Prosperity Bond Sale
May 20, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice said today that the State of West Virginia will be offering $800 million in General Obligation State Road Bonds for the Roads to Prosperity Program beginning on Monday, May 21, 2018, with the sale of Series 2018A Bonds prioritizing West Virginia residents.

The bonds carry the State’s strong credit ratings of “Aa2”, “AA-”, and “AA” by Moody’s, S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings, respectively, and have maturities ranging from 1 to 25 years.

“These bonds are part of a program that will finance over $2 billion dollars in road infrastructure improvements,” said Gov. Justice. “The projects will rebuild and reconstruct West Virginia’s aging roads and bridges as well as starting up several new highways projects. FULL STORY

NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY
May 20, 2018

On May 20, National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits of allowing a four-legged canine to adopt you into their immeasurably lovable life.

According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home and their potential is limitless. They’re rescue dogs.

No matter their size, color, or breed, dogs will find a way to nuzzle, fetch, or beg their way into your heart. You’ll find it hard not to scratch one behind the ear.

Rescue dogs often overcome extreme obstacles and yet provide comfort, security, and friendship as family pets. But, rescue dogs are capable of much more. With training, they contribute to the independence of people with disabilities as service animals and give comfort to the elderly. FULL STORY

School Calendar Approved for 2018-2019 School Year
May 20, 2018

2018-2019 School Calendar has been approved by WV State BOE. The first day of School for students is August 13, 2018.

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month 
May 18, 2018

Encourages riders to find their perfect country road and plan a trip to West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV – Governor Jim Justice, in coordination with the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) and the West Virginia Tourism Office, has proclaimed the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

The annual event comes at the start of West Virginia’s warmer seasons and is designed to not only promote motorcycle safety but also to foster increased motorcycle tourism in the Mountain State.

“We welcome and encourage motorcycle riders from all over the country to come visit and stay in West Virginia while riding on our scenic roads,” said Gov. Justice. “We also recognize that many in the Mountain State own and operate motorcycles and we want to make the experience for everyone that chooses to travel via motorcycle as safe as possible. FULL STORY

DNR Warns: Don’t feed the Bears!
May 16, 2018

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Division of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds residents that feeding black bears is a violation of state law as well as a misguided disservice to our state animal, according to Colin Carpenter, black bear project leader for the DNR Wildlife Resources Section.

"It is understandable that some people will set out food to get a closer look at this often-secretive animal," Carpenter said. "However, these actions may lead to the destruction of the bear. Bear movements are tied to food sources. Bears that roam in and around residential areas in search of food are less likely to stay if they do not find anything to eat. The key to avoiding human-bear conflicts is to remove or secure food attractants before a bear finds them. FULL STORY

Arizona elk prepared for their new WVa Home
May 16, 2018

LOGAN, W.Va. — Fifty elk transported from Arizona now officially call West Virginia “home.” Gov. Jim Justice and Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel welcomed the animals to the Mountain State on May 15 during a public ceremony in Logan County.

“The restoration of this magnificent animal to West Virginia represents a major wildlife conservation effort for our state,” said Gov. Justice. “West Virginia’s sportsmen and women can be very proud that their hunting license revenue and excise taxes, paid through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, have provided most of the funding for this project.”

The free-ranging elk were captured in late January and held near Flagstaff, Arizona, for disease testing, before being transported in early March to a holding pen near Holden, West Virginia. FULL STORY

  • Legislature Seeks Ways to Expand Access to Community/Technical Schools
    During his State of the State address, Governor Jim Justice touted a plan to make a student's first year of college more accessible in West Virginia.
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  • West Virginia State Parks to host Farm-to-Table Dinners
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight West Virginia State Parks will host “Farm-to-Table” dinners this summer to promote the use of locally grown produce and food products at park restaurants.
  • Bird Discovery Weekend at Blackwater Falls features Bill Beatty June 1-3
    DAVIS, W.Va. — Blackwater Falls State Park is one of West Virginia’s best birdwatching regions and will host a new nature event for birding enthusiasts on June 1-3. The event, called Bird Discovery Weekend, will be led by birding expert Bill Beatty of Wellsburg, West Virginia. Beatty is a seasoned naturalist of 45 years and author of three books and numerous magazine articles. 
  • Chief Logan State Park office moves to museum building
    LOGAN, W.Va. — The Chief Logan State Park office has been moved to the renovated Museum in the Park building, which now features a new gift shop and visitor center.
  • Lumberport ponds in Harrison County closed to public
    FARMINGTON, W.Va. — Due to a recent change in land ownership, the Lumberport ponds located in Harrison County are no longer open to the public, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
  • West Virginia 2018 spring turkey harvest largest in 15 years
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — According to preliminary data gathered by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, turkey hunters in West Virginia harvested 12,274 gobblers this spring, which is a 15-year high and a 6 percent increase over 2017.
  • Arizona elk prepared for their new West Virginia home
    LOGAN, W.Va. — Fifty elk transported from Arizona now officially call West Virginia “home.” Gov. Jim Justice and Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel welcomed the animals to the Mountain State on May 15 during a public ceremony in Logan County.
  • Division of Natural Resources Warns: Don’t feed the bears!
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Division of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds residents that feeding black bears is a violation of state law as well as a misguided disservice to our state animal, according to Colin Carpenter, black bear project leader for the DNR Wildlife Resources Section.
  • Dead northern snakehead fish found on Opequon Creek in Berkeley County
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) have confirmed that a northern snakehead fish was killed in another body of water and illegally dumped into Opequon Creek near State Route 9 in Berkeley County. USGS received the dead northern snakehead fish at its Leetown Science Center April 23.
  • Temporary Closure of Rollins Lake May 15-18, 2018
    RIPLEY, W.Va. — As part of the dam safety program of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Rollins Lake dam in Jackson County has been scheduled for core drilling tests May 15 - 18, 2018. For safety reasons, the gate will be locked during these days. DNR apologizes for any inconvenience to anglers.
  • West Virginia trout stocking the week of May 7-11, 2018
    ELKINS, W.Va. — The following waters were stocked the week of May 11, 2018
  • Tygart Lake and Marina improvements nearing completion
    GRAFTON, W.Va. — Expansion projects at Tygart Lake State Park’s marina are nearing completion and visitors will soon be able to enjoy improved parking and boat launches, as well as new courtesy docks.
  • Songwriters Retreat at Twin Falls Resort State Park returns Nov. 9-11
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The annual Songwriters Retreat at Twin Falls State Park will return for a fourth year on Nov. 9-11 and feature songwriter Jim Ritchey and nationally acclaimed songwriter Kelley Hunt.
  • West Virginia Dance Festival Draws Students from Across the State
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dance students from 45 dance school, high school and college programs participated in the 2013 West Virginia Division of Culture and History Dance Festival at the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex on April 19 – 21. Students had the opportunity to take classes from nationally accredited dancers and dance instructors, and to perform in evening concerts.
  • Archives Library to present talk on the Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary on May 9
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Author and columnist Sherri Brake will present “The Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary” on Thursday, May 9, 2013, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • Award-winning Television Producer Russ Barbour to Discuss his Film Reconstructing Bill: The Story of Governor William C. Marland
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Television producer Russ Barbour will present “Reconstructing Bill: The Story of Governor William C. Marland” on Tuesday, May 7, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston. The program begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • State Historic Preservation Office Publishes 13-month Calendar
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has published “Land, People and Statehood,” a 13-month calendar highlighting the Mountain State’s pathway to statehood, including the historic figures who shaped its future. The public is invited to request a copy of the free calendar while supplies last.
  • West Virginia Division of Culture and History Invites Quilters to Make Handmade Squares for a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, in partnership with the West Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, is inviting quilters from across the state to help make a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt.
  • Annual quilt and wall hanging exhibition on display at the Culture Center
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s annual exhibition, Quilts and Wall Hangings 2012, is on display in the Great Hall and the south wing of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The crowd-pleasing juried exhibition features 55 exquisite quilts and wall hangings representing the talents of West Virginia quilters. Quiltmaking is one of West Virginia’s oldest and most treasured art forms, and this annual display is a favorite with visitors from all over the United States and abroad. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 3.
  • One Stop and Stop In Food Stores to Sell State Fair Advanced Tickets

    News from State Fair of West Virginia For more information contact: Kelly Collins, 304-645-1090, kellyt@statefairofwv.com One Stop and Stop In Food Stores to Sell State Fair Advanced Tickets LEWISBURG, WV (05/07/2018) (readMedia)– State Fair and One Stop and Stop In Food Store officials are happy to announce their partnership in selling advanced discounted tickets to […]

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  • Chris Young Added to 2018 State Fair of West Virginia Concert Lineup

    Chris Young Added to 2018 State Fair of West Virginia Concert Lineup   State Fair Officials are excited to announce Chris Young has been added to the 2018 State Fair of West Virginia Concert Series on Friday, August 10 at 8 pm! Tickets for this show will go on sale at 10 am on Friday, […]

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  • State Fair to Host First Annual WV Farm Show

    News from State Fair of West Virginia For more information contact: Kelly Collins, 304-645-1090, kellyt@statefairofwv.com State Fair to Host First Annual WV Farm Show LEWISBURG, WV (02/07/2018) (readMedia)– State Fair Officials have announced the First Annual West Virginia Farm Show will take place on May 11 – 13, 2018 at the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg! […]

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  • State Fair of WV Announces Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band to Perform

    LEWISBURG, WV (01/29/2018) (readMedia)– State Fair Officials have announced the Southern Uprising Tour featuring Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band will take the stage on Friday, August 17, 2018, at the 94th Annual State Fair of West Virginia. Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10 […]

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  • Christmas Coming to the State Fair of West Virginia

    LEWISBURG, WV (11/01/2017) (readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia is excited to announce “Christmas at the Fair,” to feature a synthetic ice skating rink, Christmas light display and visits from Santa from December 12 – January 1! Christmas at the Fair will take place in the Ag Pavilion on the North End of the […]

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  • State Fair of West Virginia Scholarship Now Available Online

    News from State Fair of West Virginia For more information contact: Kelly Collins, 304-645-1090, kellyt@statefairofwv.com State Fair of West Virginia Scholarship Now Available Online LEWISBURG, WV (10/23/2017) (readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia Scholarship is now available online through the Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation website. Students from across the state are encouraged to enter […]

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  • State Fair of West Virginia to Open This Thursday

    The 93rd Annual State Fair of West Virginia is set to open this Thursday, August 10, in Lewisburg, WV. The gates will open at 2 pm on Thursday and will feature a discounted $5 admission ticket at the gate and a $20 ride pass from 2 pm – 11 pm. “We have a very exciting […]

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  • Entries Open for 4th Annual State Fair of WV Car Show

    2017 Car show Flyer- Registration Form LEWISBURG, WV (06/16/2017) (readMedia)– American National, Farm Family Insurance, and the State Fair of West Virginia have teamed up to produce the third annual “State Fair Car Show.” The event is scheduled on Sunday, August 13th from 11 am to 4 pm during the 93rd Annual State Fair. The […]

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  • Additional Concerts Announced for State Fair of West Virginia

    LEWISBURG, W.Va. – State Fair Officials have announced the addition of Clay Walker and John Michael Montgomery and Buckin’B Bull Ride with Steve Moakler to the 2017 State Fair of West Virginia Concert Lineup. Clay Walker and John Michael Montgomery will take the stage on Sunday, August 13, while Buckin’B Bull Ride with Steve Moakler […]

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  • Casting Crowns to Play at State Fair of West Virgina

    LEWISBURG W.Va. – State Fair Officials have announced the contemporary Christian group Casting Crowns will play at the 2017 State Fair of West Virginia on Saturday, August 12 at 8 pm! Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday, May 5 at 10 AM. Ticket prices and details on how to order can be […]

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  • Rhino-Saving Tech Also Could Protect Kids and Borders
    Cisco has reduced the poaching of endangered rhinos in Africa by a whopping 96 percent. This success comes at a time when kids appear to be increasingly at risk from rogue school shooters and the United States government seems deadlocked on gun control. The focus of Cisco's tech is on catching the poachers who kill around 1,000 endangered rhinos a year, rather than on taking away their guns.
  • Cinnamon Desktop Spices Up RoboLinux Raptor
    RoboLinux is a unique distro that focuses on incorporating Windows versions XP through 10 within a fully functional Linux operating system. You might never need the Stealth VM features that let you easily install and run Microsoft Windows within most any Linux distro. Still, RoboLinux is a topnotch general purpose Linux computing platform that comes with a choice of leading desktop environments.
  • New Xbox Controller Could Open Whole New World to Gamers With Disabilities
    Microsoft has introduced its new Xbox Adaptive Controller, designed specifically for gamers with disabilities. The new hardware can be used for game play with an Xbox One console or Windows 10 PC, and it offers Bluetooth plug-and-play compatibility. It supports Xbox Wireless Controller features such as button remapping, and it connects to external buttons, switches, joysticks and mounts.
  • Budget-Friendly Surface Tablet May Horn In on iPad's Turf
    Microsoft plans to release a line of Surface tablets priced in the $400 range later this year, according to a report. The tablets are expected to have 10-inch screens and rounded edges, and USB-C connectivity -- a first in Microsoft tablets. They will be about 20 percent lighter than the Surface Pros, and their battery life will be about four hours shy of the 13.5-inch Surface Pro.
  • How to Back Up iPhone Data to an External Drive
    A recent incident reminded me of the importance of backing up one's phone regularly. Soon after carrying my recycling out to the curbside, I realized I had misplaced my 6-month-old iPhone. Cue brief panic, followed by deep concern that I'd somehow tossed my device into that transparent bag I'd left outside for the world to see. That led me to yelling "Hey, Siri" until the familiar chime sounded.
  • Highly Sensitive Encrypted Email at Risk of Exposure
    A newfound flaw in email clients that use PGP and S/MIME to encrypt messages can be exploited to expose the plain text of the missives, according to a new paper. By injecting malicious snippets of text into encrypted messages, attackers can use the flaw to make the email client exfiltrate decrypted copies of the emails, explained the authors, a team of researchers from three European universities.
  • Open Source Is Everywhere and So Are Vulnerabilities, Says Black Duck Report
    Black Duck by Synopsys has released the 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis report, which details new concerns about software vulnerabilities amid a surge in the use of open source components in both proprietary and open source software. The report provides an in-depth look at the state of open source security, license compliance and code-quality risk in commercial software.
  • Tech Career Checklist: Aggressive Diversity, Cold Cash
    I've become convinced that too many of us don't prioritize our employment choices properly. What recently drew my attention to this was a conversation I had with Dell's CFO Tom Sweet at Dell Technology World. We were chatting about Dell's problem attracting employees. Because Dell is a private company, few employees get stock or stock options -- they get cash instead. It seems that has put Dell at a disadvantage when competing for top folks.
  • Spotify's New Anti-Hate Policy Muzzles R. Kelly
    Spotify has announced a new policy governing hate content and hateful conduct. The service identified as hate content anything that expressly and principally promotes, advocates or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual, based on characteristics including race, religion, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability.
  • Android P Tackles Phone Addiction, Distraction
    Google has revealed some major new features in the next version of its Android operating system for mobile devices. Now in public beta, the OS known as "Android P" includes features designed to address growing concerns about phone addiction and distraction. For example, a dashboard will show users how often, when and for how long they use each application on their phone.
  • OpenShift Brings Full Cross-Platform Flexibility to Azure Cloud
    Microsoft and Red Hat introduced OpenShift on Azure at Red Hat Summit 2018 in San Francisco. This release is the first fully managed, easy-to-use version of OpenShift in the cloud, the companies said. The fully managed integration of OpenShift on Azure means that Microsoft and Red Hat will join to engineer, operate and support the platform. That combined support will keep it up-to-date.
  • Circadence VP Keenan Skelly: Changing the Cybersecurity Paradigm
    "It's only a few times in the history of the U.S. and in specific domains do you have the opportunity to make decisions and have a lasting effect on that domain," said Circadence VP Keenan Skelly. "In terms of information cybersecurity, we're right in the middle of it right now. We're just figuring out what global norms should be."
  • NASA Awards Contract for Space Telescope Mission
    NASA has awarded a contract to Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, for the primary instrument components for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
  • Twin Spacecraft Launch to Track Earth’s Water Movement
    A joint U.S./German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth’s mass on and beneath the planet’s surface successfully launched at 12:47 p.m. PDT Tuesday from the California coast.
  • NASA Invites Media to View New Mission to Study the Frontier of Space
    Media will have the opportunity June 4-5 for tours, interviews and photographs of NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) as it prepares to leave Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for a scheduled mid-June launch from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
  • Steve Jurczyk Appointed NASA Associate Administrator; Krista Paquin Retires; Melanie W. Saunders Named Acting Deputy Associate Administrator
    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Steve Jurczyk as associate administrator, the agency's highest-ranking civil servant position
  • California Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station
    Students from Pacoima and San Fernando, California, will have the opportunity to talk with astronauts on the International Space Station on Tuesday, May 22, as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
  • NASA Sends New Research on Orbital ATK Mission to Space Station
    Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m. EDT Monday launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.
  • UPDATE: NASA, Orbital ATK Now Targeting May 21 for Next Resupply Mission to Space Station
    Orbital ATK, in conjunction with NASA, has moved the launch of its ninth contracted mission to the International Space Station to no earlier than 4:39 a.m. EDT Monday, May 21, to support further prelaunch inspections and more favorable weather conditions.
  • NASA Awards Contract for Advanced Computing Services
    NASA has selected InuTeq LLC of Beltsville, Maryland, to provide world-class, high-performance computing to all NASA missions in support of mission-driven science and engineering.
  • NASA Awards Contract for Strategic Analysis, Communications Support
    NASA has selected Abacus Technology Corporation of Chevy Chase, Maryland, to provide research, analysis and communications support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • NASA Invites Media to Upcoming Launch of Science to Space Station
    Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station, currently targeted for late June.
  • 'Virtual safe space' to help bumblebees
    The many threats facing bumblebees can be tested using a 'virtual safe space.'
  • Cheap, small carbon nanotubes
    Carbon nanotubes are supermaterials that can be stronger than steel and more conductive than copper, but they're rare because, until now, they've been incredibly expensive.
  • A promising target in the quest for a 1-million-year-old Antarctic ice core
    The oldest ice core so far provides 800,000 years of our planet's climate history. A field survey in Antarctica has pinpointed a location where an entire million years of undisturbed ice might be preserved intact.
  • Microplastics may be abundant in the surface sediments of Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel
    Microplastics were found at all 16 sites studied in Baynes Sound and Lambert Channel, British Columbia, and were most abundant in the sediments of Henry Bay and Metcalfe Bay, according to a new study.
  • In the beginning was the phase separation
    The question of the origin of life remains one of the oldest unanswered scientific questions. A team has now shown for the first time that phase separation is an extremely efficient way of controlling the selection of chemical building blocks and providing advantages to certain molecules.
  • Early-life obesity impacts children's learning and memory, study suggests
    A new study found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores than lean children when tested at ages five and eight. The study also indicated that IQ scores may be lower for higher-weight children.
  • 'Uniquely human' muscles have been discovered in apes
    Muscles believed to be unique to humans have been discovered in several ape species, challenging long-held anthropocentric theories on the origin and evolution of human soft tissues. This questions the view that certain muscles evolved to provide special adaptations for human traits, such as walking on two legs, tool use, and sophisticated vocal communication and facial expressions. The findings highlight that thorough knowledge of ape anatomy is necessary for a better understanding of human evolution.
  • Streams may emit more carbon dioxide in a warmer climate
    Streams and rivers could pump carbon dioxide into the air at increasing rates if they continue to warm, potentially compounding the effects of global warming, a new worldwide analysis has shown.
  • Fleet of autonomous boats could service cities to reduce road traffic
    Researchers have designed a fleet of autonomous boats that offer high maneuverability and precise control. The boats can also be rapidly 3-D printed using a low-cost printer, making mass manufacturing more feasible.
  • A first look at the earliest decisions that shape a human embryo
    For the first time, scientists have shown that a small cluster of cells in the human embryo dictates the fate of other embryonic cells. The discovery of this developmental 'organizer' could advance research into any human diseases, and it suggests we have more in common with birds than meets the eye.
  • How a cell knows when to divide
    We know that hundreds of genes contribute to a wave of activity linked to cell division, but to generate that wave new research shows that cells must first grow large enough to produce four key proteins in adequate amounts, according to new research.
  • Controlled nano-assembly
    DNA, the carrier of genetic information, has become established as a highly useful building material in nanotechnology. One requirement in many applications is the controlled, switchable assembly of nanostructures. Scientists have now introduced a new strategy for control through altering pH value. It is based on ethylenediamine, which only supports the assembly of DNA components in a neutral to acidic environment -- independent of the base sequences and without metal ions.
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