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The Trump Administration appointed opponents of climate change theory in the first key weeks of the administration at the beginning of the year. Now the White...
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8.22.2017
2:41pm
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Whether you are a social butterfly or more of a shy homebody may – at least in part – be attributable to your genes. A new study reports that two genes play a...
8.22.2017
2:25pm
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In the megacities that are home to nearly 10 percent of the world’s 7.5 billion people, trees provide each city with more than $500 million each year in...
by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
8.22.2017
1:56pm
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The microbiome seems ubiquitous: humans and many other species rely on billions of tiny organisms in their guts to aid in digestion, metabolism and other...
by University of Colorado at Boulder
8.22.2017
1:49pm
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Take a fish out of water and its stress hormones will go up. Adrenaline and noradrenaline, the "fight or flight" hormones, peak first, followed more gradually...
by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
8.22.2017
1:47pm
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Imagine you're on your way to Mars, and you lose a crucial tool during a spacewalk. Not to worry, you'll simply re-enter your spacecraft and use some...
by American Chemical Society
8.22.2017
1:40pm
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That statin you’ve been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a whole host of...
by Duke University
8.22.2017
1:35pm
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Researchers have managed to demonstrate "diamond showers" forming in the ice giants of our solar system. Using an ultra-strong X-ray laser, they simulated the...
by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
8.22.2017
9:51am
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Spring and summer 2017 have been among the wettest on record in eastern North America. Urbanization has led to a rapid loss of permeable surfaces where water...
by Catherine Howell, Jennifer Drake, Liat Margolis, University of Toronto
8.22.2017
9:33am
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Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 percent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change. A new study updates previous estimates...
by University of British Columbia
8.22.2017
9:21am
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Researchers working on a 700-year-old abandoned agricultural site in Tanzania have shown that soil erosion benefited farming practices for some 500 years.
by University of York
8.22.2017
9:17am
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Plate tectonics has shaped the Earth’s surface for billions of years: Continents and oceanic crust have pushed and pulled on each other, continually...
by MIT
8.22.2017
9:11am
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Copying the behavior of others makes us effective learners and allow skills, knowledge and inventions to be passed on from one generation to the next. Decades...
by Lund University
8.21.2017
3:20pm
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Errors in Artificial Intelligence that would normally take a considerable amount of time to resolve could be corrected immediately with the help of new...
by University of Leicester
8.21.2017
3:13pm
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Researchers describe a new method to study biochemical changes that occur in the pancreas during the development of diabetes. The method is based on molecular...
by Umea University
8.21.2017
3:06pm
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The desk-bound drag one feels after lunch on a workday is partly due to a lapse in the brain’s reward-response system, according to new research. The drop in...
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8.21.2017
2:33pm
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New research highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80 percent of those interviewed were found to have major...
by University of Liverpool
8.21.2017
2:22pm
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New research has discovered a potential means to trigger damaged heart cells to self-heal. The discovery could lead to groundbreaking forms of treatment for...
by National University Health System
8.21.2017
2:15pm
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Mother’s milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections.
by Vanderbilt University
8.21.2017
2:01pm
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Sunblock can be a lifesaver, screening out cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation. But one particular chemical in some of the lotions becomes unloosed in...
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8.21.2017
10:11am
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The least appreciated part of an avocado could soon undergo a trash-to-treasure transformation. Scientists report that avocado seed husks are hidden gold mines...
by American Chemical Society
8.21.2017
10:00am
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Scientists have developed a novel method of tracking HIV infection, allowing the behavior of individual virions — infectious particles — to be connected to...
by Northwestern University
8.21.2017
9:54am
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Sometimes it seems as if fresh fruits, vegetables and meats go bad in the blink of an eye. Now, scientists report that they have developed a packaging film...
by American Chemical Society
8.21.2017
9:50am
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Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing...
by Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press
8.21.2017
9:45am
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In a paper published today, researchers detail for the first time the opportunities for plant sciences that are now available with portable, real-time DNA...
by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
8.21.2017
9:39am
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The editors of Laboratory Equipment want to start your week off with a smile. So, here's a science joke you might like: Q: What did the environmentalist name...
8.21.2017
8:50am
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Studies show that not only the extent, but above all the location and function of adipose tissue play a decisive role in the development of diabetes.
by German Center for Diabetes Research
8.18.2017
2:15pm
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A new study by a pair of Swedish scientists has proven the answer to "neat, over ice, or water" at a molecular level: a few drops of water in whiskey helps...
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8.18.2017
2:05pm
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Researchers from Erlangen and Bayreuth investigate the potential of spider silk protein for engineering artificial cardiac tissue.
by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
8.18.2017
2:00pm
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Chemical engineers have discovered a catalytic process that could help curb emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel-powered vehicles, a priority air...
by University of Notre Dame
8.18.2017
1:54pm
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Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit.
by Drexel University
8.18.2017
1:51pm