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Climate change is already pushing species over the brink, according to a new study in PLOS Biology. Hundreds of species have been made extinct due to...
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12.9.2016
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More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever. The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin...
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12.9.2016
3:08pm
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Fve million years ago, the Colorado River met the Gulf of California near the present-day desert town of Blythe, California. The evidence, say geologists, is...
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12.9.2016
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Meals based on legumes, such as beans and peas, are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals. according to a recent study.
by University of Copenhagen
12.9.2016
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Researchers have discovered a dinosaur tail complete with its feathers trapped in a piece of amber. The finding helps fill in details of the dinosaurs' feather...
by Cell Press
12.9.2016
10:21am
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The differences in how male and female fruit flies resist and adapt to oxidative stress may shed new light on how age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and...
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12.9.2016
10:07am
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Researchers have used graphene to make the novelty children’s material Silly Putty (polysilicone) conduct electricity. Using this conductive polymer they found...
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12.9.2016
9:47am
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Pressure, temperature and fluid composition play an important role in the amount of metals and other chemicals found in wastewaters from hydraulically...
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12.9.2016
9:33am
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He became a hero as the first American to orbit the Earth and then served as a longtime U.S. senator. But John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, continued to...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
12.9.2016
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A recently discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction. The galaxy, known as SPT 0346‐52, is 12.7 billion light years from...
by University of Florida
12.9.2016
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Chemistry can do some wild tricks with food, letting you taste in a new way. Literally, in some cases. If you stick your foot in a bag filled with garlic...
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12.9.2016
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With a deadly avalanche, it appears climate change may now be affecting a once stable region of the Tibetan Plateau.
by Ohio State University
12.9.2016
8:55am
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Smallpox plagued humanity for centuries, claiming millions of lives, before vaccination eradicated it in 1980. Now, DNA evidence in a 17th century mummy...
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12.8.2016
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Scientists set out to determine the association between cumulative life course burden of high-ranked body mass index (BMI), and cognitive function in midlife.
by Hebrew University of Jerusalem
12.8.2016
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Nothing ruins a potentially fun event like putting it on your calendar. In a series of studies, researchers found that scheduling a leisure activity, like...
by Ohio State University
12.8.2016
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What could cancer cells and drug-resistant bacteria possibly have in common with Stone Age settlers of the Americas? They're all migratory, and at one time or...
by Rice University
12.8.2016
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Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
12.8.2016
2:36pm
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Texas could be the epicenter for the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non...
by Will Weissert, Associated Press
12.8.2016
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A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.
by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer
12.8.2016
2:30pm
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D-minor, that saddest of all keys, may be even sadder in the digital realm. It’s all in the MP3 compression process, says a new study by researchers at the...
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An international team of researchers is looking at compounds that attack bacteria's ability to go dormant and have found the first oxygen-sensitive toxin...
by Penn State
12.8.2016
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A new study describes an early marsupial relative called Didelphodon vorax that lived alongside ferocious dinosaurs and had, pound-for-pound, the strongest...
by University of Washington
12.8.2016
9:12am
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Researchers have engineered a protein that reverses carbon monoxide poisoning in mice, a discovery that could potentially lead to the creation of the first...
by University of Pittsburgh
12.8.2016
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Dramatic climate cycles on early Mars, triggered by buildup of greenhouse gases, may be the key to understanding how liquid water left its mark on the planet's...
by Penn State
12.8.2016
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Several thousand snow geese died after a snowstorm forced tens of thousands of the migratory birds to take refuge in the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old...
by Associated Press
12.8.2016
8:22am
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Hold the razor – and put down those scissors, say a group of urologists. Trimming or shaving pubic hair frequently is associated with more sexually-transmitted...
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12.7.2016
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Many bird lovers put out feeders full of seed for their feathered friends--but those feeders may also attract predators that eat eggs and nestlings.
by Central Ornithology Publication Office
12.7.2016
2:13pm
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An enzyme that converts the dietary carotenoid beta carotene into vitamin A in the body may also regulate testosterone levels and growth of the prostate, a new...
by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
12.7.2016
1:57pm
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Physicists confirmed that the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion energy device called a stellarator in Greifswald, Germany, produces high-quality magnetic fields...
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12.7.2016
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Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, MIT researchers have shown that they can substantially reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer's...
by MIT
12.7.2016
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