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Men Eat More when Dining with Women, Study Shows

November 17, 2015 9:51 am | by Cornell Food & Brand Lab | News | Comments

If you're a man, how much you eat may have more to do with the gender of your dining companions than your appetite. A new study found that men will eat significantly more food in the company of women than they will with other men.


Curiosity Mars Rover Heads Toward Active Dunes

November 17, 2015 9:46 am | by NASA | News | Comments

On its way to higher layers of the mountain where it is investigating how Mars' environment changed billions of years ago, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will take advantage of a chance to study some modern Martian activity at mobile sand dunes.


Three Cups of Coffee a Day Keeps Death Away, Latest Study Shows

November 17, 2015 9:33 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

In the 1500s, health experts warned that coffee could lead to illegal sex. In the 19th century, a hot cup could make you blind, doctors contended. In 2001, java increased your risk of urinary tract cancer. But this morning, at least, your cup of joe can be guilt-free.


Drug Regimen Cures HCV in 12 Weeks

November 17, 2015 9:26 am | by University Health Network | News | Comments

Researchers have found that a simple drug regimen delivered over 12 weeks achieved sustained eradication of several genotypes of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in 99 percent of the trial's patients.


Human Brains' Plasticity Contributes to Evolution

November 17, 2015 9:20 am | by Georgia State University | News | Comments

Human brains exhibit more plasticity, the tendency to be modeled by the environment, than chimpanzee brains, which may account for part of human evolution, according to researchers. The findings provide insight into why humans are capable of adapting to various environments and cultures.


Map of Earth's Hidden Groundwater Revealed

November 17, 2015 9:03 am | by University of Victoria | News | Comments

Groundwater ranges in age from months to millions of years old. Around the world, there's increasing demand to know how much we have and how long before it's tapped out. For the first time since a calculation of the global volume of groundwater was attempted in the 1970s, an international group of hydrologists has produced the first data-driven estimate of the Earth's total supply of groundwater.


Benchtop SEM is Small, Compact and Versatile

November 16, 2015 3:51 pm | by JEOL USA, Inc. | JEOL USA, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

JEOL USA’s JSM-6000Plus NeoScope Benchtop SEM was designed with convenience and ease-of-use in mind.

Rheometers Offer Task-specific Accessories

November 16, 2015 3:47 pm | by Thermo Fisher Scientific | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS (Modular Advanced Rheometer System) 40 and 60 rheometers offer enhanced features to the existing line of accurate, user-friendly HAAKE MARS rheometers, allowing users to expand capabilities for future needs.


Microwave System Digests in Minutes

November 16, 2015 3:43 pm | by CEM Corporation | CEM Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

For the first time, high-temperature microwave digestion comes out of the box.

Big Bellies Sign of Worse Health than Normal Obesity

November 16, 2015 3:25 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Muffin tops, lovehandles, spare tires, paunches and beer bellies all are a burgeoning health problem, according to new medical findings. A thick waistline, even on people not considered overweight, is a risk showing that it’s not just how much you weigh, but also where you store it.


Heavy Wings Enable Bats to Land Upside Down

November 16, 2015 2:46 pm | by PLOS | News | Comments

In order to roost upside down on cave ceilings or tree limbs, bats need to perform an aerobatic feat unlike anything else in the animal world. Researchers have shown that it's the extra mass in bats' beefy wings that makes the maneuver possible.


Transplant Gives New Face, Scalp to Burned Firefighter

November 16, 2015 2:38 pm | by Associated Press, Malcom Ritter | News | Comments

A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced.


Light-driven Nanosubmarines Developed

November 16, 2015 2:26 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Chemists have created single-molecule submersibles that contain just 244 atoms, are powered by ultraviolet light and move incredibly fast. With each full revolution, the motor’s tail-like propeller moves the sub forward 18 nanometers.


Brain Scans Highlight Emotional Response to Sound

November 16, 2015 1:57 pm | by Penn State Univ. | News | Comments

Noisy gymnasiums, restaurants where conversations are nearly impossible and concert halls less than perfect for the music are all acoustical problems. Now acoustical engineers are using functional MRI to better understand room acoustics and the emotions they can cause.


Half of World's Tropical Plants are Incorrectly Named

November 16, 2015 12:47 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

The primary way that researchers know anything about the distribution of species in the natural world is via the specimen collections housed in museums all around the world. But researchers have uncovered a big problem: mistaken identities in those collections are incredibly common, at least among tropical plants.



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