Yale chemists find a new tool for understanding enzymes — Google
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Yale chemists find a new tool for understanding enzymes — Google

Yale scientists have taken a novel approach to unraveling the complex structure and regulation of enzymes: They Googled it. In a new study published online in the Proceedings of…

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Social interactions among gut microbes shape our lives
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Social interactions among gut microbes shape our lives

When it comes to the gut, it’s not which microbes you have but how they interact that appears to affect health. This insight comes from a recent study…

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No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone
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No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone

Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app with the aim of non-invasive detection of anemia. Instead of a blood test, the app uses photos of someone’s fingernails taken…

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New models sense human trust in smart machines
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New models sense human trust in smart machines

New “classification models” sense how well humans trust intelligent machines they collaborate with, a step toward improving the quality of interactions and teamwork. How should intelligent machines be…

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Research Confirms That Studded Winter Tires Do Way More Harm Than Good
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Research Confirms That Studded Winter Tires Do Way More Harm Than Good

Studded winter tires can help improve traction for driving on icy roads, but there have long been questions about the harm they cause and whether their benefits outweigh…

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New Foldable Drone Flies through Narrow Holes in Rescue Missions
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New Foldable Drone Flies through Narrow Holes in Rescue Missions

The new drone can squeeze itself to pass through gaps and then go back to its previous shape, all the while continuing to fly. A research team from…

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Uranium in mine dust could dissolve in human lungs
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Uranium in mine dust could dissolve in human lungs

New Mexico contains hundreds of historic uranium mines. Although active uranium mining in the state has ceased, rates of cardiovascular and metabolic disease remain high in the population…

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Write with heat, cool and then repeat with rewritable paper
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Write with heat, cool and then repeat with rewritable paper

Even in this digital age, paper is still everywhere. Often, printed materials get used once and are then discarded, creating waste and potentially pollution. Now, scientists report in ACS…

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Protein in a microbe’s membrane helps it survive extreme environments
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Protein in a microbe’s membrane helps it survive extreme environments

Within harsh environments like hot springs, volcanic craters and deep-sea hydrothermal vents – uninhabitable by most life forms – microscopic organisms are thriving. How? It’s all in how…

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Scientists design way to track steps of cells’ development
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Scientists design way to track steps of cells’ development

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a new tool described as a “flight data recorder” for developing cells, illuminating the paths cells…

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NASA’s Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Already Discovers Water on Asteroid
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NASA’s Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Already Discovers Water on Asteroid

Recently analyzed data from NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the…

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More Glaciers in East Antarctica Are Waking Up
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More Glaciers in East Antarctica Are Waking Up

East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise, but scientists have long considered it more stable than its neighbor, West Antarctica.…

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Tuberculosis in the blood
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Tuberculosis in the blood

Although a quarter of the world population is infected with the pathogen that causes tuberculosis, only about ten percent develop the disease during their lifetime. An international team…

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DNA find: tiny wallaby the last living link to extinct giant kangaroos
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DNA find: tiny wallaby the last living link to extinct giant kangaroos

A QUT-led collaboration with University of Adelaide reveals that Australia’s pint-sized banded hare-wallaby is the closest living relative of the giant short-faced kangaroos which roamed the continent for millions of…

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Biggest extinction in Earth’s history caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath
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Biggest extinction in Earth’s history caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath

The largest extinction in Earth’s history marked the end of the Permian period, some 252 million years ago. Long before dinosaurs, our planet was populated with plants and…

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NASA InSight Lander ‘Hears’ Martian Winds
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NASA InSight Lander ‘Hears’ Martian Winds

NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever “sounds” of…

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Lab develops metamaterials that change mechanical properties under magnetic fields
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Lab develops metamaterials that change mechanical properties under magnetic fields

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have introduced a new class of metamaterials that can nearly instantly respond and stiffen 3D-printed structures when exposed to a magnetic field,…

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People are less inclined to give up smoking cigarettes that they roll themselves
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People are less inclined to give up smoking cigarettes that they roll themselves

Smoking, like many other harmful habits, has a lot of fans. Some people just like the feeling smoking brings, but others enjoy the very essence of what tobacco…

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Good News: SpaceX Cargo Resupply is Off to the Space Station. Bad News: First Stage Booster Crashed due to Failed Hydraulics
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Good News: SpaceX Cargo Resupply is Off to the Space Station. Bad News: First Stage Booster Crashed due to Failed Hydraulics

It’s been a busy time for Elon Musk and SpaceX, lately. Earlier this week, the company launched 64 satellites (and a art project known as the Orbital Reflector)…

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The ‘Camera That Saved Hubble’ Turns 25
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The ‘Camera That Saved Hubble’ Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago this week, NASA held its collective breath as seven astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour caught up with the Hubble Space Telescope 353 miles (568 kilometers)…

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The ‘Camera That Saved Hubble’ Turns 25
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The ‘Camera That Saved Hubble’ Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago this week, NASA held its collective breath as seven astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour caught up with the Hubble Space Telescope 353 miles (568 kilometers)…

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The ‘Camera That Saved Hubble’ Turns 25
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The ‘Camera That Saved Hubble’ Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago this week, NASA held its collective breath as seven astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour caught up with the Hubble Space Telescope 353 miles (568 kilometers)…

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Yin and yang: Fluoride competes with lithium for higher energy batteries
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Yin and yang: Fluoride competes with lithium for higher energy batteries

The chemical element that makes up most of today’s batteries, lithium, may soon be challenged by its polar opposite on the Periodic Table: fluoride. Yes, the same stuff…

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Yin and yang: Fluoride competes with lithium for higher energy batteries
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Yin and yang: Fluoride competes with lithium for higher energy batteries

The chemical element that makes up most of today’s batteries, lithium, may soon be challenged by its polar opposite on the Periodic Table: fluoride. Yes, the same stuff…

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Yin and yang: Fluoride competes with lithium for higher energy batteries
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Yin and yang: Fluoride competes with lithium for higher energy batteries

The chemical element that makes up most of today’s batteries, lithium, may soon be challenged by its polar opposite on the Periodic Table: fluoride. Yes, the same stuff…

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Astronomers Count all the Photons in the Universe
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Astronomers Count all the Photons in the Universe

Spoiler alert: 4,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000 photons. Messier 68 globular cluster by Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA. Imagine yourself in a boat on a great ocean, the…

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Astronomers Count all the Photons in the Universe
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Astronomers Count all the Photons in the Universe

Spoiler alert: 4,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000 photons. Messier 68 globular cluster by Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA. Imagine yourself in a boat on a great ocean, the…

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NASA’s Mars InSight Flexes Its Arm
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NASA’s Mars InSight Flexes Its Arm

New images from NASA’s Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. This image from InSight’s robotic-arm mounted Instrument Deployment Camera shows the…

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Planetary Defense: The Bennu Experiment
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Planetary Defense: The Bennu Experiment

On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid.…

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Scientists to produce anti-cancer drugs in yeast
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Scientists to produce anti-cancer drugs in yeast

Nature is so complex that natural molecules used for i.e. cancer treatment still can’t be produced by chemical synthesis. Today, major chemical and pharmaceutical companies harvest large amounts…

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Catalog of Cosmic Cataclysms Helps Establish Gravitational Wave Astronomy
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Catalog of Cosmic Cataclysms Helps Establish Gravitational Wave Astronomy

In February 2016, astronomers shook the scientific world with the announcement that they had observed gravitational waves from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe — the collision…

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Tiny bubbles break each other up
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Tiny bubbles break each other up

It’s easy to make bubbles, but try making hundreds of thousands of them a minute – all the same size. Rice University engineers can do that and much…

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Form-fitting, nanoscale sensors now make sense
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Form-fitting, nanoscale sensors now make sense

What if a sensor sensing a thing could be part of the thing itself? Rice University engineers believe they have a two-dimensional solution to do just that. Rice…

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Will smartphone apps predict if you are telling the truth?
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Will smartphone apps predict if you are telling the truth?

Imagine if lie-detection apps became widely available on everyone’s phones or computers. Merely by processing a video of what you are saying to someone–by analyzing your facial expressions,…

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NIH-funded tissue chips rocket to International Space Station
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NIH-funded tissue chips rocket to International Space Station

When traveling in space, astronauts experience physiological changes normally associated with aging, such as bone loss, muscle deterioration and altered immune systems. When the astronauts return to Earth,…

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Prenatal exposure to chemicals in personal care products may speed puberty in girls
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Prenatal exposure to chemicals in personal care products may speed puberty in girls

Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a new longitudinal study led…

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Researchers find a way to peel slimy biofilms like old stickers
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Researchers find a way to peel slimy biofilms like old stickers

By looking at the films from a mechanical engineering perspective, as well as a biological one, the researchers showed that using water to penetrate the junction between biofilms…

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High-temperature electronics? That’s hot
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High-temperature electronics? That’s hot

A new organic plastic material allows electronics to function at extreme temperatures without sacrificing performance. A new organic plastic allows electronics to function in extreme temperatures without sacrificing…

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Astronomers Count all the Photons in the Universe.
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Astronomers Count all the Photons in the Universe.

Spoiler alert: 4,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 photons. Messier 68 globular cluster by Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA. Imagine yourself in a boat on a great ocean, the water stretching to…

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Mountain splendor? Scientists know where your eyes will look
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Mountain splendor? Scientists know where your eyes will look

Using precise brain measurements, Yale researchers predicted how people’s eyes move when viewing natural scenes, an advance in understanding the human visual system that can improve a host…

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New attack could make website security captchas obsolete
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New attack could make website security captchas obsolete

Researchers have created new artificial intelligence that could spell the end for one of the most widely used website security systems. The new algorithm, based on deep learning…

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Researchers identify enzyme responsible for helping cancer tumors spread
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Researchers identify enzyme responsible for helping cancer tumors spread

Researchers at the University of Missouri have unraveled how a cancer-critical enzyme is positioned on cell surfaces. The enzyme enables tumor cells to tunnel through collagen, creating a convenient path…

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World War II weapon used in new battle: combatting Parkinsons disease
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World War II weapon used in new battle: combatting Parkinsons disease

Purdue University research shows the antidote can effectively remove acrolein, a neurotoxin produced in the body that is directly correlated with Parkinson’s disease. A World War II chemical…

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Scientists created a solar-powered light that is both sustainable and responsible
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Scientists created a solar-powered light that is both sustainable and responsible

We take a lot of things for granted. Have you ever thought what life would be like if your house did not have electricity? It wouldn’t be as…

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Not in the DNA: Evolution sans mutation discovered in single-celled archaea
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Not in the DNA: Evolution sans mutation discovered in single-celled archaea

Species most often evolve through DNA mutations inherited by successive generations. A few decades ago, researchers began discovering that multicellular species can also evolve through epigenetics: traits originating…

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New quantum materials could take computers beyond the semiconductor era
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New quantum materials could take computers beyond the semiconductor era

Researchers from Intel Corp. and UC Berkeley are looking beyond current transistor technology and preparing the way for a new type of memory and logic circuit that could…

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Light-activated, single-ion catalyst breaks down carbon dioxide
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Light-activated, single-ion catalyst breaks down carbon dioxide

A team of scientists has discovered a single-site, visible-light-activated catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into “building block” molecules that could be used for creating useful chemicals. The…

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“Chameleon” tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness
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“Chameleon” tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness

When a pair of tourists hiking the Alps stumbled across the frozen remains of the mummy Ötzi in 1991 they also, unknowingly, discovered the oldest known examples of…

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Why hippos are spraying their dung like agricultural machines?
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Why hippos are spraying their dung like agricultural machines?

The common hippopotamus is a marvellous creature. On average adults weigh around 1.3-1.5 tonnes, but that doesn’t stop them from reaching 30 km/h. However, if you searched hippos…

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Scientists made a small step closer to new generation of aluminium-ion batteries
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Scientists made a small step closer to new generation of aluminium-ion batteries

We are moving closer to the battery-powered future. There are more and more cars on the road that are electric, we see introduction of electric trucks, a bigger…

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Feel sluggish after lunch? Take a proper power nap!
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Feel sluggish after lunch? Take a proper power nap!

Do you feel sluggish after lunch? This lazy heavy feeling typically sets in in the middle of the day and you feel like you are tired, even though…

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Light triggers gold in unexpected way
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Light triggers gold in unexpected way

Rice University researchers have discovered a fundamentally different form of light-matter interaction in their experiments with gold nanoparticles. They weren’t looking for it, but students in the lab…

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Researchers look to expand use of micropatches to improve health care locally, globally
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Researchers look to expand use of micropatches to improve health care locally, globally

Viewed from a few feet away, the microneedle patch in Nicole Brogden’s palm doesn’t look like a needle at all. It’s a small sliver of metal with no…

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1st trial launches to test male contraceptive gel’s efficacy
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1st trial launches to test male contraceptive gel’s efficacy

Three U.S. sites are enrolling couples in the first clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a gel for men to prevent unintended pregnancy. (Trial subjects’ criteria…

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Platypus populations are falling despite people not hunting them
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Platypus populations are falling despite people not hunting them

Platypus is one of the symbols of Australian wildlife. It is a really bizarre animal – an egg-laying mammal with a beak-like snout is not a common sight…

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After 30 years of hide-an-seek battle scientists discovered a new brain region
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After 30 years of hide-an-seek battle scientists discovered a new brain region

Despite on-going scientific effort, we still don’t know our brain very well. Sure you’ve heard about all those regions and what they are responsible for, but how many…

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Your old clothes could become construction materials for your house
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Your old clothes could become construction materials for your house

Fashion is a horrible thing. One day you are cool wearing your flared-out jeans and the next one you’re a dork. You have nothing else to do, but…

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Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions (video)
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Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions (video)

Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain these…

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Authenticating the geographic origin of hazelnuts
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Authenticating the geographic origin of hazelnuts

Hazelnuts, like olive oil, cheese and other agricultural products, differ in flavor depending on their geographic origin. Because consumers and processors are willing to pay more for better…

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Cracking Open a Cold One with the Flies
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Cracking Open a Cold One with the Flies

Crack open a beer outside and it is a safe bet that you will soon be defending it from a few unwelcome drinking buddies. Fruit flies have a…

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Tiny Mexican tetra fish may be holding secrets to successful heart regeneration
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Tiny Mexican tetra fish may be holding secrets to successful heart regeneration

Heart disease kills millions every year. It is one of the leading causes of death, because of how crucial heart is for our survival. However, situation is completely…

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Scientists designed bright-brass materials for lead-free plumbing fittings
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Scientists designed bright-brass materials for lead-free plumbing fittings

Lead is a heavy metal that is toxic to humans. Everyone knows that – we are removing lead from our houses as much as possible. However, did you…

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Oenologists suggest wild yeast could improve the quality of wine from warmer climates
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Oenologists suggest wild yeast could improve the quality of wine from warmer climates

Making wine involves a lot of science. So much so that a lot of universities are involved in researching wine production in efforts to make wine better. However,…

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Scientists analysed genetic makeup of bees and found new organisms inside of them
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Scientists analysed genetic makeup of bees and found new organisms inside of them

Bees are dying all over the world and no one knows exactly why or how to stop this process. It could be pollution, agricultural activities, GMO – something…

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Are loot boxes just another type of gambling? Scientists say that there is definitely a link
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Are loot boxes just another type of gambling? Scientists say that there is definitely a link

Loot boxes in video games are loved by some and hated by others. They are virtual objects that can be exchanged into something else, such as weapons or…

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Headers in football damage brain cells and cause concussion-like symptoms
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Headers in football damage brain cells and cause concussion-like symptoms

Football is the most popular athletic game in the world. Pretty much everyone knows it and played it as a child. It is a lot of fun, it…

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Why almost all toilet paper is white? Why are manufacturers bleaching it?
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Why almost all toilet paper is white? Why are manufacturers bleaching it?

Paper is typically white, but it is made from trees that are not white – of course bleaching is involved. It makes sense – on a white sheet…

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You’ve heard about Déjà vu, but Presque vu is just as common and even more annoying
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You’ve heard about Déjà vu, but Presque vu is just as common and even more annoying

Of course you have experienced déjà vu at least once in your life, no?  It is estimated that around 70 % of people have dealt with this quite…

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What is that little dangly thing in the back of your mouth? What is its function?
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What is that little dangly thing in the back of your mouth? What is its function?

You know that little dangly thing in the back of your mouth? It is called palatine uvula and it is dangling from the middle of the soft palate.…

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TESS will find 14000 exoplanets, about 10 could be Earth-like worlds
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TESS will find 14000 exoplanets, about 10 could be Earth-like worlds

How many exoplanets are there? Not that long ago, we didn’t know if there were any. Then we detected a few around pulsars. Then the Kepler spacecraft was…

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Neighborhood conditions affect mortality, health outcomes
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Neighborhood conditions affect mortality, health outcomes

Does  where you live affect your health? Research has shown that neighborhoods with high socioeconomic deprivation also have higher mortality rates. But, those studies were a snapshot in time…

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It’s not a shock: Better bandage promotes powerful healing
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It’s not a shock: Better bandage promotes powerful healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient’s…

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The potentially deadly bacterium that’s on everyone’s skin
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The potentially deadly bacterium that’s on everyone’s skin

Forget MRSA and E.coli, there’s another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance – and it’s present on the skin of every person on the planet.…

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Researchers Discover Why Some Parts of the Body Have Hair and Others Don’t
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Researchers Discover Why Some Parts of the Body Have Hair and Others Don’t

Why do humans have hair on our arms and legs but not on the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet? It’s a fundamental question…

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Shape-shifting protein protects bacteria from invaders
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Shape-shifting protein protects bacteria from invaders

When foreign bodies attack, the molecular militia that comprises our immune system goes to war. In the chaos of battle, this cavalry must be careful to not to…

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There Could be Hundreds of Interstellar Asteroids and Comets in the Solar System Right Now That we Could Study
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There Could be Hundreds of Interstellar Asteroids and Comets in the Solar System Right Now That we Could Study

On October 19th, 2017, the first interstellar object – named 1I/2017 U1 (aka. ‘Oumuamua) – to be observed in our Solar System was detected. In the months that…

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Study: Earth’s polar regions communicate via oceanic “postcards,” atmospheric “text messages”
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Study: Earth’s polar regions communicate via oceanic “postcards,” atmospheric “text messages”

Scientists have documented a two-part climatic connection between the North Atlantic Ocean and Antarctica, a fast atmospheric channel and a much slower oceanic one, that caused rapid changes…

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Turning stem cells into bone with nanoclay-reinforced hydrogel
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Turning stem cells into bone with nanoclay-reinforced hydrogel

More than 50% of women and 20% of men over the age of 50 will experience a bone fracture during their lifetime. One way to prevent these fractures—particularly…

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Biologists discover an unusual hallmark of aging in neurons
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Biologists discover an unusual hallmark of aging in neurons

As we age, neurons in our brains can become damaged by free radicals. MIT biologists have now discovered that this type of damage, known as oxidative stress, produces…

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What happens when materials take tiny hits
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What happens when materials take tiny hits

When tiny particles strike a metal surface at high speed — for example, as coatings being sprayed or as micrometeorites pummeling a space station — the moment of…

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Potential arthritis treatment prevents cartilage breakdown
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Potential arthritis treatment prevents cartilage breakdown

Osteoarthritis, a disease that causes severe joint pain, affects more than 20 million people in the United States. Some drug treatments can help alleviate the pain, but there…

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Human ancestors not to blame for ancient mammal extinctions in Africa
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Human ancestors not to blame for ancient mammal extinctions in Africa

New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals in Africa over the last several million years. Instead, the…

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Hungry ticks work harder to find you
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Hungry ticks work harder to find you

UC biology students Alicia Fieler, left, Madisen Kimbrel and Benjamin Davies perform labwork on ticks they collected in the field in this 2017 file photo. Photo/Jay Yocis/UC Creative…

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NIH researchers discover neural code that predicts behavior
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NIH researchers discover neural code that predicts behavior

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found that neurons in the superior colliculus, an ancient midbrain structure found in all vertebrates, are key players in allowing…

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NASA Hears MarCO CubeSats Loud and Clear from Mars
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NASA Hears MarCO CubeSats Loud and Clear from Mars

NASA’s MarCO mission was built to see whether two experimental, briefcase-sized spacecraft could survive the trip to deep space, and the two CubeSats proved more than able. After…

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One of the Most Exciting Parts of InSight is Actually the Tiny Cubesats
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One of the Most Exciting Parts of InSight is Actually the Tiny Cubesats

Yesterday, NASA’s Mars InSight lander successfully touched down on the Martian surface after spending seven long months in space. Over the course of the next few hours, the…

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We Have a Technology to Battle Climate Change. But Should We?
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We Have a Technology to Battle Climate Change. But Should We?

If climate change models are correct, humanity is working itself—and dragging the rest of life on Earth with it—into a corner. Scientific pleas to control emissions and battle…

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Neuroscientist discovers hidden region in the human brain
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Neuroscientist discovers hidden region in the human brain

World-renowned cartographer of the brain, Scientia Professor George Paxinos, Conjoint Professor at UNSW, has discovered a hidden region of the human brain. The region is found near the brain-spinal cord…

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Brain Responses to Language in Toddlers with Autism Linked to Altered Gene Expression
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Brain Responses to Language in Toddlers with Autism Linked to Altered Gene Expression

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Cyprus and University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have identified a previously unknown, large-scale…

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Citrate-based biomaterial fuels bone healing with less rejection
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Citrate-based biomaterial fuels bone healing with less rejection

A material based on a natural product of bones and citrus fruit, called citrate, provides the extra energy that stem cells need to form new bone tissue, according…

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Researchers Induce Sense of Smell via Electrical Stimulation for the First Time
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Researchers Induce Sense of Smell via Electrical Stimulation for the First Time

For the first time ever, a group of researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have deployed electrodes to successfully induce sense of smell in humans by stimulating neurons…

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New Device Widens Light Beams by 400 Times – Boosts Sensitivity in Medical Imaging, and Toxins Detection
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New Device Widens Light Beams by 400 Times – Boosts Sensitivity in Medical Imaging, and Toxins Detection

By using light waves instead of electric current to transmit data, photonic chips—circuits for light—have advanced fundamental research in many areas from timekeeping to telecommunications. But for many…

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Clinical trial of investigational Ebola treatments begins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Clinical trial of investigational Ebola treatments begins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

An international research team has begun patient enrollment in a clinical trial testing multiple investigational Ebola therapies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The randomized, controlled…

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Climate change wiped out the ‘siberian unicorn’
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Climate change wiped out the ‘siberian unicorn’

New research has shed light on the origin and extinction of a giant, shaggy Ice Age rhinoceros known as the Siberian unicorn because of its extraordinary single horn.…

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Hey, Alexa, stop listening to everything I say
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Hey, Alexa, stop listening to everything I say

They look to be one of the top Black Friday bargains this year—those smart speakers like Alexa and Google Home that can give you the weather forecast, turn…

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InSight Is Catching Rays on Mars
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InSight Is Catching Rays on Mars

NASA’s InSight has sent signals to Earth indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface. NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter relayed the signals,…

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Could ice spikes on Europa Jeopardize a spacecraft landing? A study suggests so
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Could ice spikes on Europa Jeopardize a spacecraft landing? A study suggests so

Sometime in the early 2020s, NASA intends to launch a spacecraft that will orbit and possibly even place a lander on Europa, a moon of Jupiter – an…

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Cells beneath the skin explain differences in healing
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Cells beneath the skin explain differences in healing

Differences in the cells that give skin its resilience and strength during wound repair may explain why individuals heal differently, according to a new Yale study published in…

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InSight Lander Touches Down! Begins Mission to Unlock the Secrets of Mars
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InSight Lander Touches Down! Begins Mission to Unlock the Secrets of Mars

On of May 5th, 2018, NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base atop an Atlas V rocket.…

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Earth’s Wandering Poles Could Have Caused the Ice Age
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Earth’s Wandering Poles Could Have Caused the Ice Age

Earth’s last great ice age, known as the Quaternay Glaciation, began roughly 3.2 million years ago. This period was characterized by the expansion of ice sheets out of…

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