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For most people, snow days arent very productive. Some people, though, use the time to discover the most distant object in the solar system. Thats what Scott Sheppard, an astronomer...
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Project Deal, a consortium of libraries, universities, and research institutes in Germany, has unveiled an unprecedented deal with a major journal publisherWileythat is drawing close scrutiny from advocates of open...
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The UN s Food and Agriculture Organization FAO , who ve put the report together using data gathered in 91 countries, say it is the first such study of its kind....
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With herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, insectivores, frugivores, scavengers and decomposers, Earth s ecosystems function within a vast web of interactions among plants, animals, insects, fungi and microorganisms. advertisement A fundamental part...
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Today s data centers eat up and waste a good amount of energy responding to user requests as fast as possible, with only a few microseconds delay. A new system...
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Dogs are champs at smelling, a quality that has been harnessed to sniff out mines and may one day be used to diagnose cancer. But now its an electronic noses...
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Much of the public health impact of syphilis revolves around its impact on fetuses and neonates through the mother to child transmission of the disease. Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases...
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Many Persian Gulf War veterans experience Gulf War Illness GWI , a chronic condition with symptoms ranging from gastrointestinal to neurological. While exposure to the anti nerve gas pyridostigmine bromide PB is...
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Peptides spontaneously form spherical or worm like nanostructures that can be morphed or broken down by enzymes overexpressed in cancer cells. By controlling the shape and charge of the nanostructures, scientists...
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Decades of research into anxiety and depression have resulted in the development of models that help explain the causes and dimensions of the two disorders. advertisement For all of their...
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This image shows a developing Drosophila fruit fly wing. The colors are marked clones of cells and the shapes of the clones show how growth is organized during development. Credit...
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As cancer death rates drop overall, doctors have noted a frightening anomaly deaths from colorectal cancer in people under 55 appear to be creeping up. According to the American Cancer...
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Close Feathers evolved in dinosaurs and are a key characteristic of birds today. They are arranged in a precise hexagonal pattern in a bird s skin, but it has been...
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Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A AVA radiation in laboratory tests, than those from...
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Based on new data published today in the journal Science, it seems increasingly likely that an asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago reignited massive volcanic eruptions in India,...
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After a limb amputation, brain areas responsible for movement and sensation alter their functional communication. This is the conclusion of a new study published today in Scientific Reports. According to...
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While the wisdom of the crowd shapes the behavior of large groups of people, less is known about small group dynamics and how individuals interact to make decisions, particularly when it...
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s publisher in Washington, D.C., host Sarah Crespi talks with in Albuquerque about her session on the role of modern technology , such as iPads and apps, in helping...
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What killed off the dinosaurs The answer has seemed relatively simple since the discovery a few decades ago of a large impact crater in the Gulf of Mexico. It pointed...
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William Happer, a prominent opponent of climate science in the Trump administration, is heading a new White House effort to downplay the national security risks posed by climate change. It...