ASTERIA Wins Small Satellite Mission of the Year Award
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ASTERIA Wins Small Satellite Mission of the Year Award

The ASTERIA mission has earned the Small Satellite Mission of the Year award from the Small Satellite Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).…

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A mobile game helped to see which nations have the best spatial navigation
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A mobile game helped to see which nations have the best spatial navigation

Being aware of your surroundings is a very good skill to have. If you are able to navigate yourself, you are less likely to get lost and find…

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Vaping is not harmless – scientists showed that e-cigarette vapour can disable key immune cells in the lung
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Vaping is not harmless – scientists showed that e-cigarette vapour can disable key immune cells in the lung

E-cigarettes have been recommended many times as a better alternative to traditional cigarettes. In fact, there were several scientific studies, claiming that replacing smoking with vaping could help…

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Marine Mammals Lack Functional Gene to Defend Against Popular Pesticide
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Marine Mammals Lack Functional Gene to Defend Against Popular Pesticide

As marine mammals evolved to make water their primary habitat, they lost the ability to make a protein that defends humans and other land-dwelling mammals from the neurotoxic…

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Quest for source of black hole dark matter
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Quest for source of black hole dark matter

Like a game of “hide and seek,” Lawrence Livermore astrophysicists know that there are black holes hiding in the Milky Way, just not where. If they find them…

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In a massive region of space, astronomers find far fewer galaxies than they expected
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In a massive region of space, astronomers find far fewer galaxies than they expected

3 UCLA scientists contribute to study that could change perception of how early universe evolved. A computer simulation of the distribution of matter in the universe. Orange regions…

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Drugs in development for cancer may also fight brain diseases, including ALS
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Drugs in development for cancer may also fight brain diseases, including ALS

A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing brain disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and…

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Cancer cells send out ‘drones’ to battle the immune system from afar
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Cancer cells send out ‘drones’ to battle the immune system from afar

Cancerous tumors are more than a lump of cells growing out of control; they participate in active combat with the immune system for their own survival. Being able…

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Corn that acquires its own nitrogen identified, reducing need for fertilizer
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Corn that acquires its own nitrogen identified, reducing need for fertilizer

A public-private collaboration of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of California, Davis, and Mars Inc., have identified varieties of tropical corn from Oaxaca, Mexico, that…

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Living Record of All Human Cells
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Living Record of All Human Cells

All humans begin life as a single cell that divides repeatedly to form two, then four, then eight cells, all the way up to the approximately 26 billion…

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Muscle ‘Switch’
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Muscle ‘Switch’

Some people respond well to both aerobic exercise and strength training, while others don’t. And some of us respond well to only one of those things, but not…

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Have you seen neodymium magnet that large? Why is it difficult to combine two of them?
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Have you seen neodymium magnet that large? Why is it difficult to combine two of them?

Probably all of you have heard of neodymium magnets, a certain type of permanent magnets made using rare-earth elements. As a kind of magnetic objects that you can…

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Tying electrons down with nanoribbons
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Tying electrons down with nanoribbons

Scientists are experimenting with narrow strips of graphene, called nanoribbons, in hopes of making cool new electronic devices, but University of California, Berkeley scientists have discovered another possible…

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Scientists Reverse Aging in Fully Developed Human Cells for the First Time
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Scientists Reverse Aging in Fully Developed Human Cells for the First Time

One of the key drivers behind aging – commonly viewed as the progressive decline in bodily function, which is closely linked to a variety of chronic diseases –…

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World record – Low-draft electron bunches drive high plasma wakes
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World record – Low-draft electron bunches drive high plasma wakes

Scientists achieve highest ratio of acceleration to deceleration in plasma wakes yet. The plasma cell used for the experiments. The glass tube is ten centimetres long, about seven…

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Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment
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Integrated Sensor Could Monitor Brain Aneurysm Treatment

Implantation of a stent-like flow diverter can offer one option for less invasive treatment of brain aneurysms – bulges in blood vessels – but the procedure requires frequent…

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Magnetic gel for easing pain shown by UCLA bioengineers
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Magnetic gel for easing pain shown by UCLA bioengineers

Early work demonstrates promise of so-called ‘mechanoceuticals’. In an artist’s conception, a magnet pulls small magnetic particles inside a gel to control a neural cell’s flow of certain…

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Scientists uncover new details in how sense of smell develops
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Scientists uncover new details in how sense of smell develops

Dogs, known for their extraordinarily keen senses of smell, can be trained to use their sensitive sniffers to find drugs, bombs, bed bugs, missing hikers and even cancer.…

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Using microbes to convert CO2 to natural gas
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Using microbes to convert CO2 to natural gas

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Southern California Gas Co. and Stanford University, are using microbes to convert carbon dioxide directly to renewable natural gas. The…

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Getting More Out of Microbes: Studying Shewanella in Microgravity
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Getting More Out of Microbes: Studying Shewanella in Microgravity

While cities, towns, and spaceships operated entirely from energy generated by microbial sources are still the stuff of science fiction, scientific knowledge needed for such a future can…

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NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun
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NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake…

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Koala virus could explain why humans have ‘junk’ DNA
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Koala virus could explain why humans have ‘junk’ DNA

A koala virus could help researchers explain millions of years of accumulated ‘junk’ DNA in the human genome. An international team of researchers – including scientists from The…

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As the Martian Dust Storm Subsides, There’s Still No Word From Opportunity
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As the Martian Dust Storm Subsides, There’s Still No Word From Opportunity

Martian dust storms are a pretty common occurrence, and generally happen whenever the southern hemisphere is experiencing summer. Though they can begin quite suddenly, these storms typically stay…

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NASA Finds Amazon Drought Leaves Long Legacy of Damage
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NASA Finds Amazon Drought Leaves Long Legacy of Damage

A single season of drought in the Amazon rainforest can reduce the forest’s carbon dioxide absorption for years after the rains return, according to a new study published…

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Created Line of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise
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Created Line of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that they have successfully created spinal cord neural stem cells (NSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs)…

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Eating crickets can be good for your gut, according to new clinical trial
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Eating crickets can be good for your gut, according to new clinical trial

Valerie Stull was 12 when she ate her first insect. “I was on a trip with my parents in Central America and we were served fried ants,” she…

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Supercomputer simulations show new target in HIV-1 replication
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Supercomputer simulations show new target in HIV-1 replication

XSEDE Anton2, Stampede2 systems model Inositol phosphate interactions with HIV-1 structural proteins. Image credit: Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas at Austin HIV-1 replicates in ninja-like…

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Nanocrystals in a Liquid Droplet ‘Squeezed’ Into a Solid-Like State – and Back Again
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Nanocrystals in a Liquid Droplet ‘Squeezed’ Into a Solid-Like State – and Back Again

Simple chemical technique transforms crystal mixture where 2 liquids meet. Nanocrystals within a liquid droplet that is injected into an oily solution (left) are chemically compressed into a…

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World’s most efficient semiconductor material for thermal management developed by UCLA engineers
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World’s most efficient semiconductor material for thermal management developed by UCLA engineers

Researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed a new semiconductor material — defect-free boron arsenide — that is more effective at drawing and dissipating waste heat than…

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Magnetic fields impact atmospheric circulation of gas giant planets
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Magnetic fields impact atmospheric circulation of gas giant planets

Magnetic fields around a planet or a star can overpower the zonal jets that affect atmospheric circulation. New research by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist and…

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Lining Up the Surprising Behaviors of a Superconductor with One of the World’s Strongest Magnets
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Lining Up the Surprising Behaviors of a Superconductor with One of the World’s Strongest Magnets

Scientists have discovered that the electrical resistance of a copper-oxide compound depends on the magnetic field in a very unusual way—a finding that could help direct the search…

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Water Is Destroyed, Then Reborn in Ultrahot Jupiters
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Water Is Destroyed, Then Reborn in Ultrahot Jupiters

Imagine a place where the weather forecast is always the same: scorching temperatures, relentlessly sunny, and with absolutely zero chance of rain. This hellish scenario exists on the…

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is About to Lift Off
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is About to Lift Off

At 3:33 a.m. EDT on Aug. 11, while most of the U.S. is asleep, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be abuzz with excitement. At that moment, NASA’s…

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Study: Alzheimer’s drug may stop disease if used before symptoms develop
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Study: Alzheimer’s drug may stop disease if used before symptoms develop

About 50 percent of people who reach the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Most will die within about five years of exhibiting the hallmark symptoms of…

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Wearable “microbrewery” saves human body from radiation damage
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Wearable “microbrewery” saves human body from radiation damage

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment…

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Key difference in how stem cells act when stressed versus when at rest revealed
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Key difference in how stem cells act when stressed versus when at rest revealed

Researchers from the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered an important distinction in how blood-forming stem…

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Astrophysicists capture “reverse shock” to solve puzzle about the universe’s biggest explosions
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Astrophysicists capture “reverse shock” to solve puzzle about the universe’s biggest explosions

Astronomers have captured a cataclysmic stellar explosion known as a gamma-ray burst, or GRB, and studied its enduring “afterglow”, confirming predictions made by University of Bath scientists and…

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New Tool Crowdsources Human Intelligence for Biological Research
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New Tool Crowdsources Human Intelligence for Biological Research

Scientists now have the ability to label cell parts in bright fluorescent colors, render tissue slices in high-definition photos and use video to monitor animal behavior down to…

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Dental plaque is no match for catalytic nanoparticles
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Dental plaque is no match for catalytic nanoparticles

Combine a diet high in sugar with poor oral hygiene habits and dental cavities, or caries, will likely result. The sugar triggers the formation of an acidic biofilm,…

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The bladder can regenerate like nobody’s business and now we know why
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The bladder can regenerate like nobody’s business and now we know why

The bladder is a master at self-repair. When damaged by infection or injury, the organ can mend itself quickly, calling upon specialized cells in its lining to repair…

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Our Prior Expectations Drive Automatic, Routine Misperception of other People‘s Actions
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Our Prior Expectations Drive Automatic, Routine Misperception of other People‘s Actions

Published today (8 August 2018) in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a new study demonstrates that we humans quite literally see the actions of others…

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Stress eliminates the optimism bias and allows us to process negative information more accurately
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Stress eliminates the optimism bias and allows us to process negative information more accurately

There is something terrible most of us have to live with – stress. It is with us every step of the way and sometimes it can feel so…

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Sensor could help doctors select effective cancer therapy
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Sensor could help doctors select effective cancer therapy

MIT chemical engineers have developed a new sensor that lets them see inside cancer cells and determine whether the cells are responding to a particular type of chemotherapy…

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New tool helps users control which countries their internet traffic goes through
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New tool helps users control which countries their internet traffic goes through

Following the 2013 revelations of U.S. government surveillance, officials from several countries expressed a desire to reduce their dependence on U.S. communications infrastructure. Brazil has taken notable steps…

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New approach to super slippery packaging aims to cut down on food waste
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New approach to super slippery packaging aims to cut down on food waste

Almost everyone who eats fast food is familiar with the frustration of trying to squeeze every last drop of ketchup out of the small packets that accompany french…

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Striking a Balance Between Immunity and Inflammation
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Striking a Balance Between Immunity and Inflammation

Hookworms infect nearly 430 million people in the world, mostly in countries where sanitation is poor, and people often walk barefoot. The body’s immune system is critical to…

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Nanotube ‘rebar’ makes graphene twice as tough
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Nanotube ‘rebar’ makes graphene twice as tough

Rice University researchers have found that fracture-resistant “rebar graphene” is more than twice as tough as pristine graphene. Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon. On the two-dimensional scale,…

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Research reveals molecular details of sperm-egg fusion
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Research reveals molecular details of sperm-egg fusion

The fusion of a sperm cell with an egg cell is the very first step in the process that leads to new individuals in sexually reproducing species. Fundamental…

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Novel system selectively sequesters toxins from water
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Novel system selectively sequesters toxins from water

Rice University scientists are developing technology to remove contaminants from water – but only as many as necessary. Rice University postdoctoral researcher Kuichang Zuo holds an assembled test…

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Research finds quakes can systematically trigger other ones on opposite side of Earth
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Research finds quakes can systematically trigger other ones on opposite side of Earth

New research shows that a big earthquake can not only cause other quakes, but large ones, and on the opposite side of the Earth. The findings, published in Nature…

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Solar Energy Without the Panels: Researchers Designing a Solar Tarp
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Solar Energy Without the Panels: Researchers Designing a Solar Tarp

Until now, we’ve made solar panels from silicon for a very important reason: It’s fairly easy to work with. Silicon is essentially highly processed sand. It has helped…

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The Arctic Carbon Cycle is Speeding Up
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The Arctic Carbon Cycle is Speeding Up

When people think of the Arctic, snow, ice and polar bears come to mind. Trees? Not so much. At least not yet. A 2017 image of Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island…

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A breath test for early-stage Parkinson’s
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A breath test for early-stage Parkinson’s

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremor, loss of smell and neuropsychiatric problems. However, many people aren’t diagnosed until their disease is well-advanced, which could limit their treatment options.…

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Harmful dyes in lakes, rivers can become colorless with new, sponge-like material
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Harmful dyes in lakes, rivers can become colorless with new, sponge-like material

Dyes are widely used in industries such as textiles, cosmetics, food processing, papermaking and plastics. Globally, we produce about 700,000 metric tons — the weight of two Empire…

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Team Finds Correlation Between Genetics and Obesity Is Modified by Diet
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Team Finds Correlation Between Genetics and Obesity Is Modified by Diet

A correlation between obesity and genetics has been found to be modified by diet, according to a scientific paper in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A research group…

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Targeted venom to the rescue – scientists think spider venom could the key to treating the Dravet syndrome
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Targeted venom to the rescue – scientists think spider venom could the key to treating the Dravet syndrome

People don‘t really like spiders. There are a lot of people who are afraid of them and even those of us who don‘t care that much don‘t feel…

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Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter
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Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter

Dry months are getting hotter in large parts of the United States, another sign that human-caused climate change is forcing people to encounter new extremes. In a study…

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Queen Bees and the Microbial Fountain of Youth
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Queen Bees and the Microbial Fountain of Youth

UA students study honey bees to find out how bacteria in their guts and the foods they eat are connected to life expectancy. They hope the insects can…

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Large supercrystals promise superior sensors
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Large supercrystals promise superior sensors

Improved sensitivity could improve security in public places Using an artful combination of nanotechnology and basic chemistry, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have encouraged gold nanoparticles to self-assemble into…

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Baby talk is not just annoying – it is actually helping the child to develop language skills
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Baby talk is not just annoying – it is actually helping the child to develop language skills

Some people get annoyed just hearing that. And then some people seem to enjoy it a little too much. A lot of parents are using a special baby…

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Nobel Prize-winning atomic research debuts in space
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Nobel Prize-winning atomic research debuts in space

New experiments based on Nobel Prize-winning science pioneered at CU Boulder and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) made their space station debut this week. Artist’s…

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Can solar energy save the bees?
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Can solar energy save the bees?

In response to the population decline of pollinating insects, such as wild bees and monarch butterflies, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are…

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What happens when acoustics science meets music?
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What happens when acoustics science meets music?

The effects of science are not often visible in the real life. Even though it is impossible to deny that science does its work quite effectively. But what…

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Swallowable sensor can detect gases in your gut – it is 3000 times more accurate than current methods
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Swallowable sensor can detect gases in your gut – it is 3000 times more accurate than current methods

We’ve been told that in the future we will be swallowing sensors that will help doctors diagnosing a variety of different conditions. It turns out that future is…

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Cancer-causing chemical formed in e-cigarette users
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Cancer-causing chemical formed in e-cigarette users

The lack of certain toxic and cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes may not necessarily mean that e-cigarette users are not exposed to them anyway. A new study from the University…

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Meet ISʘIS, heading to touch the sun
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Meet ISʘIS, heading to touch the sun

McComas, a professor of astrophysical sciences and the vice president of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, is the principal investigator for the ISʘIS mission. The Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun…

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Carbon ‘leak’ may have warmed the planet for 11,000 years, encouraging human civilization
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Carbon ‘leak’ may have warmed the planet for 11,000 years, encouraging human civilization

The warmth of that period was stabilized by a gradual rise in global carbon dioxide levels, so understanding the reason for that rise is of great interest, said Daniel…

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Method reveals how hidden DNA mutations affect tissues
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Method reveals how hidden DNA mutations affect tissues

Genes produce proteins that keep your body functioning and healthy. But genes that code for protein make up less than 2 percent of your DNA. The rest of…

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Some coastal mass burial sites could be tsunami-related
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Some coastal mass burial sites could be tsunami-related

There are several ancient mass graves in in the Pacific, Mediterranean and northern Scotland and around these regions. They have been interesting to scientists for quite some time…

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A novel approach to cardiac surgery
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A novel approach to cardiac surgery

Second-year medical student Kevin Cyr is part of a team of Stanford researchers investigating new ways to survey electricity in the heart. The research has led to the…

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A novel approach to cardiac surgery
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A novel approach to cardiac surgery

Second-year medical student Kevin Cyr is part of a team of Stanford researchers investigating new ways to survey electricity in the heart. The research has led to the…

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Obesity extends duration of influenza A virus shedding
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Obesity extends duration of influenza A virus shedding

Obesity, which increases influenza disease severity, also extends by about 1.5 days how long influenza A virus is shed from infected adults compared to non-obese adults, according to…

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Obesity extends duration of influenza A virus shedding
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Obesity extends duration of influenza A virus shedding

Obesity, which increases influenza disease severity, also extends by about 1.5 days how long influenza A virus is shed from infected adults compared to non-obese adults, according to…

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Obesity extends duration of influenza A virus shedding
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Obesity extends duration of influenza A virus shedding

Obesity, which increases influenza disease severity, also extends by about 1.5 days how long influenza A virus is shed from infected adults compared to non-obese adults, according to…

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Astronomers Blown Away by Historic Stellar Blast
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Astronomers Blown Away by Historic Stellar Blast

Observations from the Gemini South and other telescopes in Chile played a critical role in understanding light echoes from a stellar eruption which occurred almost 200 years ago.…

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VLA Detects Possible Extrasolar Planetary-Mass Magnetic Powerhouse
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VLA Detects Possible Extrasolar Planetary-Mass Magnetic Powerhouse

Object is at boundary between giant planet and brown dwarf Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array<!– –>Very Large ArrayThe Very Large Array…

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Astronomers Blown Away by Historic Stellar Blast
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Astronomers Blown Away by Historic Stellar Blast

Observations from the Gemini South and other telescopes in Chile played a critical role in understanding light echoes from a stellar eruption which occurred almost 200 years ago.…

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VLA Detects Possible Extrasolar Planetary-Mass Magnetic Powerhouse
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VLA Detects Possible Extrasolar Planetary-Mass Magnetic Powerhouse

Object is at boundary between giant planet and brown dwarf Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array<!– –>Very Large ArrayThe Very Large Array…

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Growing hemp and mushroom surfboards
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Growing hemp and mushroom surfboards

Surfers care deeply about the health of the oceans—yet paradoxically—traditional surfboards comprise hazardous chemicals and non-biodegradable materials. Three design and innovation students from DTU are using their bachelor’s project to…

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The Coldest Place in Space Has Been Created. Next Challenge, Coldest Place in the Universe
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The Coldest Place in Space Has Been Created. Next Challenge, Coldest Place in the Universe

Despite decades of ongoing research, scientists are trying to understand how the four fundamental forces of the Universe fit together. Whereas quantum mechanics can explain how three of…

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Learning arithmetic refines the primal brain system for representing quantity
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Learning arithmetic refines the primal brain system for representing quantity

A wildebeest knows when it is outnumbered by a pack of hungry hyenas, thanks to an imprecise, primal brain function called the Approximate Number System, or ANS. Animals…

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Nano-sized traps show promise in diagnosing pathogenic bacterial infections
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Nano-sized traps show promise in diagnosing pathogenic bacterial infections

A new type of “lab on a chip” developed by McGill University scientists has the potential to become a clinical tool capable of detecting very small quantities of…

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Agency in UK banned the new Volkswagen Polo commercial – is it really that harmful? (Video)
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Agency in UK banned the new Volkswagen Polo commercial – is it really that harmful? (Video)

There is so much car manufacturers have to consider. There are rules and regulations how safe cars have to be, how little fuel they can consume, what gases…

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Engineers develop artificial intelligence device that identifies objects at the speed of light
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Engineers develop artificial intelligence device that identifies objects at the speed of light

Created with a 3D printer, the artificial neural network could have applications in medicine, robotics and security. The network, composed of a series of polymer layers, works using…

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Even a single brain injury results in a growing risk of dementia
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Even a single brain injury results in a growing risk of dementia

It is summer now and we are all rushing to the nearest beach, river or lake. It helps us to cool down, but we can also try some…

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Build your own NASA Curiosity rover with Raspberry Pi
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Build your own NASA Curiosity rover with Raspberry Pi

Put together your own remote-controlled Curiosity rover with the help of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Raspberry Pi. Why wouldn’t you want one of these?! NASA Jet Propulsion…

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An astonishing example of evolutionary convergence – why primate aye-aye is so similar to a squirrel?
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An astonishing example of evolutionary convergence – why primate aye-aye is so similar to a squirrel?

Aye-aye is the most unusual looking primate in the world with its bony fingers large eyes and fuzzy fur. Sadly, aye-aye is endangered due to loss of habitat…

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3-D printers may reshape recoveries for shark bite victims
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3-D printers may reshape recoveries for shark bite victims

Doctors work quickly to assess the wound — a large, deep laceration; numerous puncture points; flesh missing; bone broken. Definitely a bite, most likely from a shark as…

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On-chip optical filter processes wide range of light wavelengths
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On-chip optical filter processes wide range of light wavelengths

MIT researchers have designed an optical filter on a chip that can process optical signals from across an extremely wide spectrum of light at once, something never before…

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Nowhere to hide: Molecular probe illuminates elusive cancer stem cells in live mice
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Nowhere to hide: Molecular probe illuminates elusive cancer stem cells in live mice

After a primary tumor is treated, cancer stem cells may still lurk in the body, ready to metastasize and cause a recurrence of the cancer in a form…

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Metal is not perfect – scientists created an AI system to find previously undetectable defects
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Metal is not perfect – scientists created an AI system to find previously undetectable defects

Material science is very important in the aviation, construction, automotive and many other industries. Determining the best material for the task is crucial in terms of structural integrity,…

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Material Formed from Crab Shells and Trees Could Replace Flexible Plastic Packaging
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Material Formed from Crab Shells and Trees Could Replace Flexible Plastic Packaging

From liquid laundry detergent packaged in cardboard to compostable plastic cups, consumer products these days are increasingly touting their sustainable and renewable origins. J. Carson Meredith, a professor…

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50 year old mystery – did man-made fire change the landscape of grass plains in west Tasmania?
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50 year old mystery – did man-made fire change the landscape of grass plains in west Tasmania?

People love mysteries, therefore it is good we have so many – we will never lack a good mystery to solve. For example, the iconic button grass plains…

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Toyota Doubles-Down on Zero Emissions Heavy-Duty Trucks
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Toyota Doubles-Down on Zero Emissions Heavy-Duty Trucks

Project Portal 2.0 Revealed During Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars Second Version of Fuel Cell Heavy Truck. Image: Toyota. Traverse City, Mich. (July 30, 2018)-Toyota…

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With All These New Planets Found in the Habitable Zone, Maybe it’s Time to Fine Tune the Habitable Zone
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With All These New Planets Found in the Habitable Zone, Maybe it’s Time to Fine Tune the Habitable Zone

In the past few decades, thousands of extra-solar planets have been discovered within our galaxy. As of July 28th, 2018, a total of 3,374 extra-solar planets have been…

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Young people are not bragging about drinking, but their posts on social media are still not great
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Young people are not bragging about drinking, but their posts on social media are still not great

Older people like to bash youth for partying and drinking too much. And we have to admit – there is a fair bit of partying involved in being…

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Corals don’t hunt? Well yes, they do and they cooperate to catch the jellyfish
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Corals don’t hunt? Well yes, they do and they cooperate to catch the jellyfish

Working in teams is something quite complex, especially for more primitive life forms. However, some species can still surprise us. For example, scientists found that cave-dwelling corals in…

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Another ship was watching Titanic go down – why no one helped?
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Another ship was watching Titanic go down – why no one helped?

Everyone has heard at least something about the massive tragedy of RMS Titanic in 1912. Sinking ship took lives of most of its passengers and Titanic was not…

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Climate change costs money – scientists estimate that flood damage can increase by 300 % at the end of the century
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Climate change costs money – scientists estimate that flood damage can increase by 300 % at the end of the century

People think climate change is dangerous, uncomfortable, but not so bad in the economic sense. In fact, climate change is driven by human pursuit of fortune. However, scientists…

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Why do we crave unhealthy food? Scientists discovered a process that leads to snacking
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Why do we crave unhealthy food? Scientists discovered a process that leads to snacking

We know that certain types of foods are bad for us. And at the same time quite often we crave for high-calorie food like it is our only…

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