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Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease....
by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
9.22.2017
2:13pm
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Scientists developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine. This new...
by University of Surrey
9.22.2017
2:10pm
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A NASA-produced map of areas likely damaged by the Sept. 19 magnitude 7.1 Raboso earthquake near Mexico City has been provided to Mexican authorities to help...
by NASA
9.22.2017
1:56pm
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If you drop an aluminum spoon in a sink full of water, the spoon will sink to the bottom. That's because aluminum, in its conventional form, is denser than...
by Utah State University
9.22.2017
1:53pm
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Fifty years ago, scientists discovered that the Earth is occasionally hit by cosmic rays of enormous energies. Since then, they have argued about the source of...
by University of Chicago
9.22.2017
1:49pm
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Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when they looked at nearly 60 regions across the globe. That’s a big change...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
9.22.2017
1:44pm
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Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving...
by Cornell University
9.22.2017
9:37am
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Chronic tissue inflammation resulting from obesity is an underlying cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. But the mechanism by which this occurs has...
by University of California, San Diego
9.22.2017
9:32am
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Jellyfish snooze just like the rest of us. Like humans, mice, fish and flies, the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea exhibits the telltale signs of sleep,...
by Howard Hughes Medical Institute
9.22.2017
9:30am
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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching. Children around 15 months old can become more persistent in pursuing a goal if...
by Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press
9.22.2017
9:28am
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A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs,...
by Penn State
9.22.2017
9:24am
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Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis caused fewer babies being born there — through reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates — compared with...
by University of Kansas
9.22.2017
9:17am
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Fireflies have long inspired wonder. Their flashbulbs of light blink in warm backyards as long summer days turn to night. But their presence is fleeting: as...
by University of Rochester
9.21.2017
2:31pm
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Some great ideas are born out of years of painstaking research. Others are gleaned from the plotline of the movie "Twister."
by Penn State
9.21.2017
2:27pm
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In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the...
by Cornell University
9.21.2017
2:19pm
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Do you know how safe it is to use your finger as a security login? And have you wondered how your cell phone knows if your finger is real or a fake?
by Michigan State University
9.21.2017
2:14pm
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Even Charles Darwin, the author of “The Origin of Species,” had a problem with species. Categorizing species can get especially hazy at small, microbial scales...
by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
9.21.2017
2:09pm
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The soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the shaking from Tuesday’s earthquake and increased its destructive force...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
9.21.2017
1:59pm
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There's good fat and bad fat in our bodies. The good fat helps burn calories, while the bad fat hoards calories, contributing to weight gain and obesity. Now,...
by Washington University School of Medicine
9.21.2017
9:53am
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Even after years of smoking, the body has a remarkable ability to repair itself. Now, scientists report that certain metabolic changes occur soon after...
by American Chemical Society
9.21.2017
9:51am
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An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn...
by Penn State University
9.21.2017
9:47am
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Researchers have developed the world's first handheld SORS device that can detect fake spirits, such as vodka and whiskey, while still in their bottles.
by University of Manchester
9.21.2017
9:44am
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Wood from trees that fell into Arctic-draining rivers thousands of years ago is giving scientists a detailed look at how Arctic Ocean circulation has changed...
by American Geophysical Union
9.21.2017
9:36am
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Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied...
by University of Colorado at Boulder
9.21.2017
9:29am
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Every so often, the Earth’s slate is wiped nearly clean in cataclysmic “mass extinctions.” Over more than half a billion years, it has occurred five times....
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9.21.2017
9:21am
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Teotihuacan, the mysterious metropolis of ancient Mexico, seems to have provided a blueprint for Aztec city builders a millennia later. A new re-analysis of...
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9.20.2017
3:18pm
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By delivering strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells, researchers can induce the cells to produce any protein encoded by the mRNA...
by MIT
9.20.2017
2:52pm
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While immune cells called neutrophils are known to act as infantry in the body’s war on germs, a National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests they can...
by NIH
9.20.2017
2:44pm
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When the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don’t disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down.
by Ohio State University
9.20.2017
2:39pm
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Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent.
by Tel Aviv University
9.20.2017
2:36pm