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The spacecraft Cassini’s swan song is making history today. The “Grand Finale,” as it’s being called by NASA, is to cut a path between Saturn and its rings – a...
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4.26.2017
3:05pm
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Newborn humpback whales 'whisper' to their mothers to avoid being overheard by killer whales, researchers have discovered.
by Aarhus University
4.26.2017
2:35pm
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A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought.
by Columbia University
4.26.2017
2:11pm
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Suppressing production of the protein myostatin enhances muscle mass and leads to significant improvements in markers of heart and kidney health, according to...
by Experimental Biology
4.26.2017
2:05pm
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A chemistry professor in Florida has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air...
by University of Central Florida
4.26.2017
1:59pm
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NIH Researchers have created the largest and most comprehensive evolutionary tree of dogs by sampling the genes of 1,346 dogs representing 161 breeds—a project...
4.26.2017
1:55pm
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A research team has solved a century-old mystery involving a famous red waterfall in Antarctica. New evidence links Blood Falls to a large source of salty...
by University of Alaska Fairbanks
4.26.2017
9:35am
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To treat headaches, back pain or fever, most of us have reached for ibuprofen at one point or another. But we often have to take doses every four to six hours...
by American Chemical Society
4.26.2017
9:31am
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The unusual looking elephant shark, commonly used in fish and chip shops throughout New Zealand, is only a very distant relative of humans. But geneticists...
by University of Otago
4.26.2017
9:27am
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Research reproducibility is crucial to move forward in science. But the number of irreproducible experiments is increasing and research reproducibility is now...
by Centre for Genomic Regulation
4.26.2017
9:16am
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Exposure to environments outside a comfortable temperature could help tackle major metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, and should be reflected in...
by Taylor & Francis Group
4.26.2017
9:09am
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Tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant cured 18 critically ill patients in a Congo clinic.
by Worcester Polytechnic Institute
4.25.2017
3:06pm
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Vaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica 'cages', a discovery which could make getting...
by University of Bath
4.25.2017
3:03pm
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In a new study, mice exposed to orange essential oil after a stressful situation showed improvements in markers of stress and fear, suggesting essential oil...
by Experimental Biology
4.25.2017
2:59pm
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Feeling heartbroken from a recent breakup? Just believing you're doing something to help yourself get over your ex can influence brain regions associated with...
by University of Colorado at Boulder
4.25.2017
2:53pm
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The rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change.
by University of Stirling
4.25.2017
2:47pm
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The ability to extract proteins from ancient bones raises striking new questions.
by Experimental Biology
4.25.2017
2:44pm
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Known as one of the worst disasters to hit Britain’s Royal Navy, the Franklin Expedition involved two ships—the EMS Erebus and HMS Terror—both of which set...
4.25.2017
12:03pm
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Plastic bags have become a kind of modern-day consumer addiction. A staggering 1 trillion are used by people each year. But a caterpillar bred as fishing bait...
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4.25.2017
9:58am
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Around 2010, the deep waters of Utah's Great Salt Lake contained high levels of toxic methylmercury. Mercury measurements in waterfowl surrounding the lake led...
by University of Utah
4.25.2017
9:40am
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By combining MRI scans with machine learning algorithms, a team of neuroscientists has trained computers to provide a predicted "brain age" for people based on...
by Imperial College London
4.25.2017
9:24am
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Researchers have shown that receptors in the noses of mice exposed to certain smells during life are different to genetically similar mice that lived without...
by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
4.25.2017
9:16am
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In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists analyzed weather stations worldwide and calculated that in 85 percent of the cases, the record for hottest day of the...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
4.25.2017
9:08am
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You wouldn't think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according to a new...
by University of Connecticut
4.25.2017
9:02am
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The stone carvings date from thousands of years ago, arranged in megalithic slabs of rock in circular enclosures. Since the Gobekli Tepe site in southern...
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4.24.2017
3:39pm
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Like air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable ability to rewire itself after suffering an...
by Penn State
4.24.2017
2:18pm
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Anti-cancer compounds in rocket salad leaves have been found to increase during postharvest shelf life, countering the idea that nutritional content decreases...
by University of Reading
4.24.2017
2:01pm
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Researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have successfully completed phase one human trials of ingestible capsules that have the potential to revolutionize the...
by RMIT University
4.24.2017
1:53pm
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Whole-exome DNA sequencing -- a technology that saves time and money by sequencing only protein-coding regions and not the entire genome -- may routinely miss...
by Penn State
4.24.2017
1:48pm
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On Saturday, April 22, thousands of marchers worldwide participated in the March for Science— a nonpartisan event championing scientific funding, education and...
by Kenny Walter, Digital Reporter, R&D Magazine
4.24.2017
11:27am