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Archaeologists Find Remains of Iron Age Chariot

October 14, 2014 2:00 pm | by Univ. of Leicester | News | Comments

Archaeologists have unearthed a hoard of rare bronze fittings from a 2nd or 3rd century BC chariot that appears to have been buried as a religious offering. The pieces appear to have been gathered in a box, before being planted in the ground upon a layer of cereal chaff and burnt as part of a religious ritual.


Fluorescent Sensor Detects Milk Fat

October 14, 2014 2:00 pm | by National Univ. of Singapore | News | Comments

A team of researchers has pioneered the world’s first fluorescent sensor to rapidly identify the presence of fat in milk. When the light purplish sensor is mixed with a milk sample, it transmits fluorescent signals of orange hues instantly under light when fat is detected, with brighter shades when the concentration of fat in the milk sample increases.


Kids Are Being Accidentally Exposed to Liquid Nicotine

October 14, 2014 2:00 pm | by Associated Press, Lindsay Whitehurst | News | Comments

Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also has spiked. More than 2,700 people have called poison control this year to report an exposure to liquid nicotine, over half of those cases in children younger than six.


Scientists Name Human Era

October 14, 2014 2:00 pm | by Associated Press, Seth Borenstein | News | Comments

People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time in which we live. They're calling it the Anthropocene— the age of humans.


Mediterranean Diet May Help Reverse Metabolic Syndrome

October 14, 2014 2:00 pm | by Canadian Medical Association Journal | News | Comments

A clinical trial indicates that, for people with metabolic syndrome, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may help reverse the condition.


Canada Starts Ebola Vaccine Tests

October 14, 2014 7:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Human testing of an experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine has begun, with federal officials saying the drug could be shipped to West Africa within months if it proves successful. Studies have shown the vaccine works in primates both to prevent infection when given before exposure and to increase survival chances when given quickly after exposure.


'Health' Can be Bought on the Internet

October 14, 2014 7:00 am | by Inside Science News Service, Benjamin Plackett | News | Comments

The familiar “dot-com” and “dot-org” Internet domains hail from the Reagan era, and the trickle of new domains since has usually been met with much discussion and occasionally debate or even discontent. But now, public health officials have brought up a potential concern: the use of the new "dot-health" suffix by groups that aren’t medical experts.


Atomic Map Sheds Light on Creation of Cholesterol

October 14, 2014 7:00 am | by Rockefeller Univ. | News | Comments

In spite of its dangerous reputation, cholesterol is in fact an essential component of human cells. Manufactured by the cells themselves, it serves to stiffen the cell’s membrane, helping to shape the cell and protect it. By mapping the structure of a key enzyme involved in cholesterol production, researchers have gained new insight into this complex molecular process.


Microbots Could Probe Individual Cells

October 14, 2014 7:00 am | by Purdue Univ. | News | Comments

Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that senses the minute forces exerted by a robot's tiny probe.


Flexible Coatings Hide Objects from Detection

October 14, 2014 7:00 am | by Penn State Univ. | News | Comments

Developing a cloak of invisibility would be wonderful, but sometimes simply making an object appear to be something else will do the trick, according to electrical engineers. They have developed a metamaterial coating with a negligible thickness that allows coated objects to function normally while appearing as something other than what they really are, or even completely disappearing.


Compound has Strange Combination of Properties

October 14, 2014 7:00 am | by Ludwig Maximilians Univ. | News | Comments

Chemists have synthesized a ferromagnetic superconducting compound that is amenable to chemical modification, opening the route to detailed studies of this rare combination of physical properties.


Image of the Week: Hubble Watches Butterfly Nebula Die

October 14, 2014 7:00 am | by ESA | News | Comments

Many celestial objects are beautiful– swirling spiral galaxies or glittering clusters of stars are notable examples. But some of the most striking scenes are created during the death throes of intermediate-mass stars, when great clouds of superheated gas are expelled into space.


Slurry-based Process is Cheap, Green Approach to Carbon Capture

October 14, 2014 7:00 am | by EPFL | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a slurry-based process that can revolutionize carbon capture. The slurry, consisting of a porous powder suspended in glycol, offers the efficient large-scale implementation of a liquid while maintaining the lower costs and energy efficiency of solid carbon-capturing materials.


ATMs Run on Windows are Easy to Hack

October 14, 2014 7:00 am | by The Conversation, Bill Buchanan | Videos | Comments

A plot has been discovered, apparently spread across Russia, India and China, whereby cash machines can be turned into a free money vending machine. The hack requires re-starting the cash machine– essentially a Windows terminal– from a prepared CD that injects malware into the system to circumvent the security.


Battery Charges in Two Minutes, Lasts 20 Years

October 14, 2014 7:00 am | by Nanyang Technology Univ. | News | Comments

Scientists have developed ultra-fast-charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 percent in only two minutes. The new generation batteries also have a long lifespan of over 20 years, more than 10 times compared to existing lithium-ion batteries.



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