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The aftermath of a nuclear disaster – even those that avoid the worst outcomes – generally focuses on evacuating as many people as quickly as possible away...
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11.20.2017
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A simple blood test is allowing researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do...
by Vanderbilt University
11.20.2017
3:06pm
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Researchers are learning more about undergraduates' experience in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes and sharing a set of survey...
by Portland State University
11.20.2017
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Large mammals crossing US Highway 93 are more likely to use wildlife crossing structures than move past a random location in the surrounding habitat, new...
by Frontiers
11.20.2017
2:56pm
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Oxygen has provided a breath of fresh air to the study of the Earth's evolution some 400-plus million years ago. A team of researchers found that oxygen levels...
by Washington University in St. Louis
11.20.2017
2:50pm
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The passenger pigeon is famous for the enormous size of its historic population in North America (estimated at 3 to 5 billion) and for its rapid extinction in...
by University of California, Santa Cruz
11.20.2017
9:30am
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The immune cells trained to fight off the body’s invaders can become defective. It’s what allows cancer to develop. So most cancer immunotherapy research has...
by University of Michigan Health System
11.20.2017
9:26am
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A proposal to slash funding for the National Institutes of Health could severely impair the development of new, life-saving drugs, according to a new analysis...
by Washington University in St. Louis
11.20.2017
9:13am
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For years, scientists have complained that it can take months or even years for a scientific discovery to be published, because of the slowness of peer review...
by PLOS
11.20.2017
9:09am
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Women with higher body mass index face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumor until it has become large, according to a new study.
by Radiological Society of North America
11.20.2017
9:04am
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Researchers have identified two deep lineages of bacteria that have never been characterized before — and they found them in a dolphin’s toothy grin.
by Stanford University
11.20.2017
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Less than a month is left until the deadline for bids for operating the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Two major academic institutions are reportedly...
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11.17.2017
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The goals of a major push for football helmet safety should bring improvements, but the overall results remain unpredictable.
by Chris Gorski, Editor, Inside Science News
11.17.2017
3:22pm
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A new study points to yet another human factor that is hampering the ability of fish to reproduce: the timing of our fishing seasons.
by University of Washington
11.17.2017
3:12pm
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New approaches can increase the amount of plastic waste that can be successfully recycled.
by University of Houston
11.17.2017
3:05pm
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Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety.
by Duke University
11.17.2017
3:00pm
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This week, NASA is honoring the last 20 years of global observations from its satellites with the release of a five-minute video that offers an incredible...
11.17.2017
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The Iberian Peninsula provided a last-stand stronghold of Neanderthal life, according to growing scientific literature. The Ebro River basin provided a natural...
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11.17.2017
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A popular theory holds that genes play a larger role in brain development for children from advantaged environments than in those from poorer backgrounds,...
by Northwestern University
11.17.2017
9:29am
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The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies. Synthetic materials...
by University of Michigan
11.17.2017
9:27am
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Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord.
by Frank Jordans, Associated Press
11.17.2017
9:23am
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A team of scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and...
by Uppsala University
11.17.2017
9:18am
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For researchers pursuing the primordial history of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere, a new study might sour some "Eureka!" moments. A contemporary tool used to...
by Georgia Institute of Technology
11.17.2017
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $8.2 million through its Science of Learning program to fund 24 new projects that will advance theoretical...
by National Science Foundation
11.17.2017
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Two new studies have significantly improved scientists' ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Niña - a recurrent cooling...
by University of Texas at Austin
11.16.2017
2:47pm
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Pungent, sometimes toxic blobs are fouling waterways from the Great Lakes to Chesapeake Bay, from the Snake River in Idaho to New York’s Finger Lakes and...
by John Flesher and Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press
11.16.2017
2:40pm
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The study's authors analyzed data for nearly 18,000 companies and found that female-founded start-ups have a harder time gaining investor interest and raising...
by Caltech
11.16.2017
2:35pm
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Researchers have developed a deep learning algorithm that evaluates chest X-rays for signs of disease. In just over a month of development, their algorithm...
by Stanford University
11.16.2017
2:30pm
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You may not find them in the produce aisle yet, but it's only a matter of time before new disease-resistant apple cultivars overtake favorites like Honeycrisp...
by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
11.16.2017
2:27pm
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Security at two campuses of the National Institute of Standards and Technology came under fire last month, when a Government Accountability Office report...
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11.16.2017
1:02pm
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Scientists have developed a sensor that fits in the ear, with the aim of monitoring the heart, brain and lungs functions for health and fitness.
by Imperial College London
11.16.2017
10:38am
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An Amish toddler’s head wound in the early 1990s, which bled uncontrollably and nearly killed her, has led decades later to a promising new anti-aging therapy...
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11.16.2017
10:33am
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Three species of non-photosynthetic plants rely mainly on camel crickets to disperse their seeds, an unusual finding.
by Kobe University
11.16.2017
10:08am
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New research is building a bridge from nature's chemistry to greener, more efficient synthetic chemistry.
by University of Michigan
11.16.2017
10:04am
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Researchers report that intense lake-effect snowstorms are fueled by air circulation driven by heat released by the lake, and that the shoreline geography of...
by NSF
11.16.2017
9:56am
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Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: people eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least some of the weight...
by Duke University
11.16.2017
9:18am
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Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected yet outside our solar system with surface temperatures potentially similar to ours.
by Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
11.16.2017
9:13am
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People with O type blood have less risk of heart attacks during times of elevated small-particulate air pollution, according to a new study presented this week...
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11.15.2017
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Ethylene is famous as the chemical that tells bananas to ripen, but new research shows it also helps maintain plants’ circadian clocks.
by Michelle Mendonca and Daryl Holland, University of Melbourne
11.15.2017
2:03pm
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To humans, being right-handed or left-handed plays an important role. The majority favors the right side of their bodies, while only about three percent of...
by University of Konstanz
11.15.2017
1:55pm
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The first U.S. study to compare two treatments for opioid addiction finds a monthly shot works as well as a daily drug to prevent relapse.
by Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
11.15.2017
1:44pm
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As any wine enthusiast knows, the “legs” that run down a glass after a gentle swirl of vino can yield clues about alcohol content. The physical phenomenon that...
by American Chemical Society
11.15.2017
1:33pm
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A new study has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key...
by Loma Linda University Health
11.15.2017
11:52am
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On the surface, it seems like automation should always save the user money in the long term due to faster throughput with less labor. However, it is easy to...
by Amy Valladares, Sales Technician, Organomation
11.15.2017
11:48am
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Ten Alzheimer's therapies for potential early interventions are in development. But even if those prove to be viable and effective, the current health-care...
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11.15.2017
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