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Live better with attainable goals  

Those who set realistic goals can hope for a higher level of well-being. The key for later satisfaction is whether the life goals are seen as attainable and what they mean to the person, as psychologists report in a study with over 970 participants.

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2019-02-17 19:16:39



There's a place for us: New research reveals humanity's roles in ecosystems  

In two back-to-back symposia a cross-disciplinary cohort of scientists will present the first comprehensive investigations of how humans interacted with plant and animal species in different cultures worldwide through time.

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2019-02-17 18:43:04



Magnetic fields enhance bone remodeling  

Since the creation of 3D-printed (3DP) porous titanium scaffolds in 2016, the scientific community has been exploring ways to improve their ability to stimulate osteogenesis, or bone remodeling. A recent study revealed the osteogenic potential of Static Magnetic Field (SMF) treatment for human bone-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) using 3DP scaffolds in vitro and in vivo.

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2019-02-17 17:53:09



Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change  

Understanding the relationship between microbes and viruses is beneficial not only for medical research and practical applications but also in marine biology, say researchers.

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2019-02-17 13:41:38



First model of mitochondrial epilepsy  

Researchers have become the first to describe a model of mitochondrial epilepsy which raises hope for better therapies for patients with this incapacitating condition.Despite the severity of this epilepsy, up to now there have been no animal models available to provide a mechanistic understanding of the condition. That is set to change though as researchers can now explain the important role that astrocytes play in seizure generation.

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2019-02-17 13:24:09



Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution  

While the polyester leisure suit was a 1970s mistake, polyester and other synthetic fibers like nylon are still around and are a major contributor to the microplastics load in the environment, according to a materials scientist, who suggests switching to biosynthetic fibers to solve this problem.

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2019-02-17 12:32:01



Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia  

Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set fires, and a general cascade in the interconnected food web that led to the largest mammalian extinction event ever recorded. In this case, the absence of direct human activity on the landscape may be the cause of the extinctions, according to an anthropologist.

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2019-02-17 11:20:11



Philosophy: What exactly is a black hole?  

Munich, Germany (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 A black hole is conventionally thought of as an astronomical object that irrevocably consumes all matter and radiation which comes within its sphere of influence. Physically, a black hole is defined by the presence of a singularity, i.e., a region of space, bounded by an 'event horizon', within which the mass/energy density becomes infinite, and the normally well-behaved laws of physics no longe

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2019-02-17 11:11:53



RIT faculty part of NASA's $242 million SPHEREx mission  

Rochester NY (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 A Rochester Institute of Technology professor is part of a small team of scientists contributing to NASA's new mission to explore the origins of the universe by performing the first near-infrared all-sky spectral survey. Assistant Professor Michael Zemcov is one of 19 co-investigators of the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHER

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2019-02-17 11:03:24



Altered data sets can still provide statistical integrity and preserve privacy  

Synthetic networks may increase the availability of some data while still protecting individual or institutional privacy, according to a statistician.

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2019-02-17 10:18:06



Merging neutron stars  

Bonn, Germany (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 The option to measure the gravitational waves of two merging neutron stars has offered the chance to answer some of the fundamental questions about the structure of matter. At the extremely high temperatures and densities in the merger scientists conjecture a phase-transition where neutrons dissolve into their constituents: quarks and gluons. In the current issue of Physical Review Letters, two

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2019-02-17 10:12:19



New app reveals the hidden landscapes within Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings  

The technique can help analyze—and maybe save—artwork in distress

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2019-02-17 09:52:38



Children carry evidence of toxins from home flooring and furniture  

Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood or urine than children from homes where these materials are not present, according to new research.

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2019-02-17 09:24:46



Brain discovery explains a great mystery of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's  

One of the great mysteries of neuroscience may finally have an answer: Scientists have identified a potential explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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2019-02-17 08:45:42



How secret, late-night experiments transformed two scientists into master cartoonists  

Matteo Farinella and Jason McDermott explain how other scientists can unleash their inner artists

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2019-02-17 08:39:48



Scientists use spacecraft's measurements to study solar wind heating  

Washington (UPI) Feb 14, 2019 With the help of a NASA spacecraft, astrophysicists have uncovered the process by which energy is transferred between electromagnetic fields and plasma in space. Most of the visible matter in the universe exists in the form of plasma, an ionized state of matter. Understanding how energy is transferred to and from ionized particles in space can help scientists to better understand a vari

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2019-02-17 08:25:56



Biologists identify honeybee 'clean' genes known for improving survival  

The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes -- known for controlling hygienic behavior -- that enable colonies to limit the spread of harmful mites and bacteria, according to genomics research. The researchers narrowed in on the 'clean' genes known to improve the colony's chance of survival.

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2019-02-17 08:07:29



Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?  

Huntsville AL (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of the "normal" matter in the Universe. New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have helped them locate this elusive expanse of missing matter. From independent, well-established observations, scientists have confidently calculated how much normal matter - meaning hyd

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2019-02-17 07:54:46



Carbonaceous chondrites provide clues about the delivery of water to Earth  

Madrid, Spain (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 An international study led by researchers from the Institute of Space Sciences, from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya has discovered that carbonaceous chondrites, a class of meteorites, incorporated hydrated minerals along with organic material from the protoplanetary disk before the formation of planets. Scientists from the stu

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2019-02-17 07:31:53



Meteorite source in asteroid belt not a single debris field  

Mountain View CA (SPX) Feb 18, 2019 A new study published online in Meteoritics and Planetary Science finds that our most common meteorites, those known as L chondrites, come from at least two different debris fields in the asteroid belt. The belt contains many debris fields created from former dwarf planets, or dwarf planets in the making, that collided long ago. These fragments, called asteroids, continue to collide, produ

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2019-02-17 07:16:37



The Couple That Studies the Intermediate Value Theorem Together Stays Together  

Mathematicians Nikita Nikolaev and Beatriz Navarro Lameda share their favorite theorem and their mathematics-themed wedding -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-17 06:51:06



Weak spots for Mission to Mars revealed  

Researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off problems that could make or break the Mission to Mars.

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2019-02-17 06:50:25



A hidden source of air pollution? Your daily household tasks  

Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of volatile and particulate chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality levels on par with a polluted major city.

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2019-02-17 06:03:28



NASA to Advance Unique 3D Printed Sensor Technology  

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 A NASA technologist is taking miniaturization to the extreme. Mahmooda Sultana won funding to advance a potentially revolutionary, nanomaterial-based detector platform. The technology is capable of sensing everything from minute concentrations of gases and vapor, atmospheric pressure and temperature, and then transmitting that data via a wireless antenna - all from the same self-contained platfo

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2019-02-17 05:59:48



Undersea gases could superheat the planet  

Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 14, 2019 The world's oceans could harbor an unpleasant surprise for global warming, based on new research that shows how naturally occurring carbon gases trapped in reservoirs atop the seafloor escaped to superheat the planet in prehistory. Scientists say events that began on the ocean bottom thousands of years ago so disrupted the Earth's atmosphere that it melted away the ice age. Those new findi

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2019-02-17 05:25:46



3D protein structure reveals a new mechanism for future anti-cancer drugs  

Researchers have discovered a new mechanism for a class of anti-cancer drugs known as E1 inhibitors. Their findings reveal a novel binding site that will promote drug design of more efficient E1 inhibitors.

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2019-02-17 05:03:33



Massive Storms Lead to Elevated Landslide Hazards for the West Coast  

Saturated slopes can be very bad news. The good news: Congress may be ready to do something about it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-17 04:35:02



Drug combination may become new standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer  

A combination of two drugs -- one of them an immunotherapy agent -- could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer, results from a phase 3 clinical trial suggest.

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2019-02-17 04:34:23



IAU names landing site of Chinese Chang'e-4 probe on Far Side of Moon  

Munich, Germany (SPX) Feb 18, 2019 Five sites on the far side of the Moon now have official names, including Chang'e-4's landing site. The names have significance in Chinese culture, reflecting the background of the probe's team. The IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Statio Tianhe for the landing site where the Chinese spacecraft Chang'e-4 touched down on 3 January this year, in the f

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2019-02-17 04:33:55



Tiny satellites reveal water dynamics in thousands of northern lakes  

Providence RI (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 Using an army of small satellites, researchers have shown that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska are far more variable during the summer than previously thought. The findings, published in Geophysical Research Letters, could have implications for how scientists calculate the natural greenhouse gas emissions from these northern lakes. The study used images taken

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2019-02-17 04:03:21



Understanding carbon cycle feedbacks to predict climate change at large scale  

Researches have identified long-disappeared forests available for restoration across the world. They describe how such an effort, could absorb as much as 135 gigatons of atmospheric carbon.

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2019-02-17 03:38:51



On Itchiness in Science Writing  

Spotting and scratching the places where something just feels off -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-17 03:12:35



Lithium-air batteries can store energy for cars, houses and industry  

Growth in the offer of renewable energy sources will mean increased demand for devices optimal for energy storing.

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2019-02-17 03:09:22



Offensive War in Space  

Bethesda, MD (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 A new arms race is unfolding among spacefaring nations. Space experts have been telling us about contested space for the last several years. Today, there are about 1,300 active satellites in a crowded nest of Earth orbits. They provide worldwide communications, GPS navigation, weather forecasting and planetary surveillance. Military organizations rely on many of these satellites in support

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2019-02-17 03:09:09



Taiwan Announces New Phase of Space Program, Hopes for Moon Mission  

Taipei (Sputnik) Feb 18, 2019 Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology has announced that the nation's space program has reached its third phase, during which it hopes to launch 10 satellites - one every 18 months - one of which would orbit the moon. The ambitious project, expected to cost NT$25.1 billion ($814 million), would be headed by Taiwan's National Applied Research Laboratories and the National Space Organi

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2019-02-17 02:14:51



Ball Aerospace to Build Spacecraft for NASA's SPHEREx Mission  

Boulder CO (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 Ball Aerospace was selected by NASA to build the spacecraft for the Spectro Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx), a Medium-class Explorer mission. Ball is also responsible for the system integration and test, support for integration of the spacecraft onto a launch vehicle and commissioning of the spacecraft after launch. The SPHEREx

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2019-02-17 01:50:03



Want to get a politician to listen to science? Here's some advice  

Experts provide tips for getting evidence-based research into Congress

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2019-02-17 01:49:01



Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating  

London, UK (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of interplanetary space. The study, published in Nature Communications and carried out with University of Arizona and the University of Iowa, shows that

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2019-02-17 01:04:19



How to feed the world by 2050? Recent breakthrough boosts plant growth by 40 percent  

Recent advances to address hunger through agricultural advancement have been shown to boost crop growth by 40 percent by creating a shortcut for a glitch that plagues most food crops.

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2019-02-16 13:21:56



PET/CT imaging agent shows promise for better diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism  

Researchers report that a new nuclear medicine tracer may allow better diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE). Acute VTE is a disease that includes deep-vein thrombosis and its complication, pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.

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2019-02-16 13:10:06



The Voices of Black Mathematicians  

Black History Month in the U.S. is a good time to celebrate these important people -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-16 11:06:07



Spectacular Fossil Bird Foot Preserved in Amber  

A rare amber inclusion underscores the importance of carnivores to the fossil record -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-16 10:42:13



Does Eating Organic Reduce Cancer Risk?  

A recent study claims to confirm that eating organic can reduce your risk of getting cancer. But a closer look at the details reveals a different story -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-16 10:37:55



Human Diet Drugs Kill Mosquitoes' Appetite Too  

When researchers fed mosquitoes a drug used to treat people for obesity, the insects were less interested in hunting for their next human meal ticket. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-16 10:15:50



Drinking contexts associated with early onset of alcohol intoxication among adolescents  

New research has begun to identify the circumstances by examining relationships between early age of first intoxication (less than 15 years), drinking in different contexts such as one's own home, at friends' homes, or outdoor settings, and problems that arise in those contexts.

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2019-02-16 09:30:31



New app reveals the hidden landscapes within Georgia O'Keefe's paintings  

The technique can help analyze—and maybe save—artwork in distress

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2019-02-16 08:14:35



How do we conserve and restore computer-based art in a changing technological environment?  

Just as conservators have developed methods to protect traditional artworks, computer scientists have now created means to safeguard computer- or time-based art by following the same preservation principles.

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2019-02-16 06:21:58



Remembering Why Curiosity Should Be Boundless  

Young children provide gentle and chaotic reminders of how to be open to the world around us -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-16 06:20:21



Push-up capacity linked with lower incidence of cardiovascular disease events among men  

Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes -- including diagnoses of coronary artery disease and major events such as heart failure -- during 10 years of follow-up compared with those who were able to do less than 10 push-ups during the baseline exam.

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2019-02-16 04:13:11



Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions  

Researchers have developed new metasurfaces for the arbitrary manipulation of reflected waves, essentially breaking classical reflection law to engineer it at will.

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2019-02-16 02:56:26



Genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use  

A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than other smokers. The multi-ethnic study is the first to look across all genes to identify genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarettes.

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2019-02-15 20:42:47



Brain connections that disadvantage night owls revealed  

'Night owls' -- those who go to bed and get up later -- have fundamental differences in their brain function compared to 'morning larks,' which mean they could be disadvantaged by the constraints of a normal working day.

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2019-02-15 20:31:50



Most triggers for irregular heartbeat can be easily modified  

A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillatio, one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of triggers for the condition are easily modifiable lifestyle choices, including alcohol, caffeine, exercise and lack of sleep.

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2019-02-15 20:28:35



Grazing Deer Alter Forest Acoustics  

Deer populations have exploded in North American woodlands, changing forest ecology—and how sounds, like birdsong, travel through the trees. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-15 20:27:30



Pumped Milk Gives Infants Different Bacteria Than Breastfeeding, Study Says  

Mother's milk provides sustenance for babies. Now researchers find pumped breast milk exposes newborns to more disease-causing bacteria than milk directly from the breast. The discovery suggests breastfeeding practices could shift the makeup of microorganisms in breast milk and infants' digestive systems. "We were surprised that the method of feeding was the most consistent factor associated with milk microbiota composition," said Meghan Azad, a medical geneticist at the Children...

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2019-02-15 20:10:58



New tool for documenting injuries may provide better evidence for elder abuse cases  

Scientists have developed the first standardized framework for clinicians to document physical findings on older patients for better evidence in abuse cases.

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2019-02-15 20:08:47



On the origin of B1 cells  

A new study may resolve a decades-old debate in immunology: researchers report that distinct progenitor cells are not required for the development of B1 cells. Instead, the team's experiments show that a B1-typical B-cell receptor can reprogram B2 cells into B1 cells, suggesting that B1 cells emerge as a consequence of their special B-cell receptors.

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2019-02-15 19:40:45



Open-science model for drug discovery expands to neurodegenerative diseases  

Parkinson's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are the newest frontiers for open science drug discovery, a global movement led by academic scientists that puts knowledge sharing and medication affordability ahead of patents and profits.

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2019-02-15 18:14:45



New live-imaging technique reveals cellular repair crew plugging leaky biological barrier  

Suppose you live in a brick house and notice cracks in the mortar that let in cold air, rain and insect pests. You might call a brick mason to repair those leaks and to restore the barrier that keeps the great outdoors from getting inside.

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2019-02-15 17:32:24



Drug to rejuvenate muscle cells  

Researchers have developed a promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice, according to a new study.

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2019-02-15 17:31:17



Study on measles transmission in China have implications for controlling the epidemic worldwide  

A new study on the measles epidemic in China has far-reaching implications for eliminating the infection globally. Using a new model-inference system, the researchers were able to estimate population susceptibility and demographical characteristics in three key locations in China, in a period that spans the pre-vaccine and modern mass-vaccination eras.

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2019-02-15 17:06:12



It doesn't take much for soldiers to feel cared for  

Caring texts sent to active-duty military had important findings in reducing suicide.

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2019-02-15 16:22:34



Teens living in US states allowing medical marijuana smoke less cannabis  

According to a large-scale study of American high school students, legalizing medicinal marijuana has actually led to a drop in cannabis use among teenagers. The study used the results of an anonymous survey given to more than 800,000 high school students across 45 states to calculate the number of teens who smoke cannabis.

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2019-02-15 14:45:48



Study examines how compound damaged DNA to understand its connection to cancer  

In an effort to understand how colibactin, a compound produced by certain strains of E. coli, may be connected to the development of colorectal cancer, researchers are exploring how the compound damages DNA to produce DNA adducts.

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2019-02-15 14:36:04



Major medical journals don't follow their own rules for reporting results from clinical trials  

Systemic look across papers finds that letters pointing out problems are often rejected

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2019-02-15 14:29:32



A weakness in a rare cancer that could be exploited with drugs  

Researchers have identified a rare type of cancer cell that cannot make cholesterol, a key nutrient. By targeting this deficiency, scientists may be able to develop new strategies for treating the disease.

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2019-02-15 13:31:52



Scientists Track the Source of Soot That Speeds Arctic Melt  

Heat-absorbing black carbon comes from fossil fuels in winter and biomass burning in summer -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-15 12:49:35



'Cellular barcoding' reveals how breast cancer spreads  

A cutting-edge technique called cellular barcoding has been used to tag, track and pinpoint cells responsible for the spread of breast cancer from the main tumour into the blood and other organs.

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2019-02-15 12:16:39



The winner of this year's 'Dance Your Ph.D.' contest turned physics into art  

Dance shows "unsociable" particles becoming "joyful" pairs

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2019-02-15 12:10:24



Parents don't pick favorites, at least if you're a Magellanic penguin  

Researchers wanted to know how Magellanic penguin parents in South America balance the dietary demands of multiple chicks. They found that when a Magellanic penguin parent returns to its nest with fish, the parent tries to feed each of its two chicks equal portions of food, regardless of the youngsters' differences in age or size.

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2019-02-15 11:52:46



Giving keener 'electric eyesight' to autonomous vehicles  

Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. But researchers have developed a sub-terahertz-radiation receiving system that could help steer driverless cars when traditional methods fail.

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2019-02-15 11:01:32



Ancient Earth's Weakened Magnetic Field May Have Driven Mass Extinction  

When our planet’s magnetosphere nearly disappeared 565 million years ago, it may have almost taken all life with it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-15 10:45:29



Climate change: Scientists tap nature, space and society  

Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Feb 13, 2019 Three scientists share their research from the natural, physical, and social sciences on novel responses to climate change. Thomas Crowther will identify long-disappeared forests available for restoration across the world. He will describe how data from thousands of soil samples collected by local scientists in 1.2 million locations reveal the world's most abundant population of soil organ

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2019-02-15 09:48:43



Interval training may shed more pounds than continuous moderate intensity workout  

Interval training may shed more pounds than a continuous moderate intensity workout, suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence.

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2019-02-15 09:46:40



Five future astronauts and a teacher you need to know  

Washington DC (SPX) Feb 13, 2019 All five of the women in NASA's latest class of astronaut candidates followed a passion for adventure and science to get where they are today and are inspirations for the next generation of NASA scientists. Kayla Barron, Zena Cardman, Jasmin Moghbeli, Loral O'Hara and Jessica Watkins are nearing the end of two years of intensive training that began in August 2017. They were selected out of

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2019-02-15 09:38:55



NASA Wants to Return to the Moon as Early as This Year  

In November, NASA tapped nine private spaceflight companies who will be allowed to bid on upcoming projects. Yesterday, they elaborated on what those projects would be during an industry forum. Starting as early as this year, NASA hopes to send commercial landers to the lunar surface as the first step toward returning to the moon, this time for good. Long Lunar To-Do List There's a lot of work to be done before permanent or long-term lunar activities can begin. The first tasks will be to...

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2019-02-15 09:07:21



A nearby river of stars  

Astronomers have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance, covering most of the southern sky. The stream is relatively nearby and contains at least 4000 stars that have been moving together in space since they formed, about 1 billion years ago.

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2019-02-15 08:49:25



Graphene-based wearables for health monitoring, food inspection and night vision  

Scientists have developed dozens of new graphene-based prototypes. These technologies aim to turn mobile phones into life saving devices.

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2019-02-15 08:45:38



Laminitis research to help save horses and ponies  

Laminitis -- a complex, common and often devastating disease -- is the second biggest killer of domestic horses. Now a body of important research on it has been compiled.

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2019-02-15 08:44:56



Russia mulls delivering takeoff-landing system to Moon in 2029  

Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2019 Russia is planning to launch the Don super-heavy carrier rocket in 2029 to deliver a takeoff/landing complex to the Moon, a space industry source told Sputnik. "The goal of the mission will be to deliver a takeoff/landing complex to the Moon to test the landing on its surface in order to ensure the future landing of Russian cosmonauts on the Earth's natural satellite", the source said.

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2019-02-15 08:42:28



Reality check: Can cat poop cause mental illness?  

Science breaks down the evidence on the link between Toxoplasma gondii and mental illness

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2019-02-15 08:22:20



Israel warns Iran that its missiles can travel 'very far'  

Haifa, Israel (AFP) Feb 12, 2019 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran Tuesday that Israeli missiles can travel "very far", on the eve of a conference in Poland about peace and security in the Middle East. Speaking during a visit to a naval base in the northern port of Haifa, Netanyahu said: "The missiles you see behind me can go very far, against any enemy, including Iran's proxies in our region" - an apparent ref

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2019-02-15 07:51:24



From vibrations alone, acacia ants can tell nibbles from the wind  

Researchers find that the ants of the acacia tree are tipped off to the presence of herbivores by vibrations that run throughout the trees when an animal gets too close or begins to chew. As a result, the insects begin patrolling the acacia's branches more actively. Remarkably, the researchers show, the ants don't react when the trees' movements are caused only by the wind.

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2019-02-15 07:35:27



Exercise might improve health by increasing gut bacterial diversity  

Research has suggested that the efficiency with which we transport oxygen to our tissues (cardiorespiratory fitness) is a far greater predictor of gut microbiota diversity than either body fat percentage or general physical activity.

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2019-02-15 07:30:05



Humpback Whale Calls Remain Constant over Decades  

Whales in southeastern Alaska produce “shrieks,” “moans” and “squeegies” that persist over generations  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-15 07:24:34



Gravitational waves will settle cosmic conundrum  

Measurements of gravitational waves from approximately 50 binary neutron stars over the next decade will definitively resolve an intense debate about how quickly our universe is expanding, according to new findings.

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2019-02-15 06:55:53



NanoRacks completes sixth cubesat deployment from Cygnus spacecraft  

Dulles VA (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 NanoRacks has completed the Company's sixth CubeSat deployment mission from Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft. Cygnus (S.S. John Young) departed the International Space Station on February 8th, 2019 and performed a number of on-orbit activities, including yet another historic NanoRacks deployment. Cygnus maneuvered to a higher-than-Space Station altitude (445 kilometers) where the NanoR

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2019-02-15 06:34:24



'Seeing' tails help sea snakes avoid predators  

New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators.

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2019-02-15 06:20:18



Venezuela Is Unraveling—So Is Its Science  

Research has ground to a halt, and many scientists have left the country out of desperation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-15 06:19:20



Patients' own cells could be the key to treating Crohn's disease  

A new technique using patients' own modified cells to treat Crohn's disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human cells, with a clinical trial of the treatment expected to start in the next six months.

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2019-02-15 06:13:20



Ice volume calculated anew  

Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Feb 13, 2019 Climate change is causing glaciers to shrink around the world. Reduced meltwaters from these glaciers also have downstream effects, particularly on freshwater availability. A lack of meltwater can greatly restrict the water supply to many rivers, especially in arid regions such as the Andes or central Asia, that depend on this water source for agriculture. Up-to-date information on the wor

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2019-02-15 06:05:59



The prospects of American strawberries  

Researchers have embarked on an academic journey designed to generate an effective guideline essential for research, policy, and marketing strategies for the strawberry industry across the country, and to enable the development of general and region-specific educational and production tools.

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2019-02-15 05:55:01



New NASA research consortium to tackle life's origins  

Riverside CA (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 Did life on Earth originate in Darwin's warm little pond, on a sunbaked shore, or where hot waters vent into the deep ocean? And could a similar emergence have played out on other bodies in our solar system or planets far beyond? These questions lie at the center of research in NASA's new Prebiotic Chemistry and Early Earth Environments, or PCE3, Consortium. One of five cross-divisional re

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2019-02-15 05:47:41



exactEarth's real-time maritime tracking system now fully-deployed  

Cambridge UK (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 exactEarth Ltd. reports that the final six payloads for its second-generation constellation, exactView RT, are now operational, which completes the roll-out of world's first global, real-time Satellite-AIS service. This revolutionary capability is expected to enable a wide variety of new service capabilities for the global maritime community and to contribute strongly over the next 15 year

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2019-02-15 05:40:06



Be Kind to Extraterrestrials  

We need to tread lightly if we encounter alien ecosystems -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-15 05:31:29



Top stories: The origins of Stonehenge, a #MeTooSTEM leader, and a new crater under Greenland's ice  

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2019-02-15 05:28:42



NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay  

Washington (AFP) Feb 14, 2019 NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, told reporters Thursday that the agency plans to speed up plans backed by President Donald Trump to return to the moon, using private companies. "It's important that we get back to the moon as fast as possible," said Brid

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2019-02-15 05:26:57



Climate Change Hearings Signal Congress Is Willing to Address the Issue Again  

Climate change is real. It's happening now. And it presents significant problems for the U.S. across multiple facets of society, according to a panel of climate and policy experts that testified before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The testimonials were part of the House Science Committee's first full hearing of the 116th Congress and one of only a handful in the last eight years to address climate change. But that's about to change. In h...

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2019-02-15 04:26:17



Is This the Footprint of One of the Last Neandertals?  

The fossilized print, found in Gibraltar, is said to date to 28,000 years ago, which might mean it belonged to a Neandertal. But not everyone agrees with that interpretation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019-02-15 04:22:16



NASA Glenn Keeps X-57 Cool  

Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Feb 13, 2019 NASA is preparing to explore electric-powered flight with the X-57 Maxwell, a unique all-electric aircraft which features 14 propellers along its wing. Those very small, yet highly efficient motors will produce a tremendous amount of power, but with power comes heat, and too much heat can cause issues for an aircraft. Adding a cooling system to the X-57's sleek design would add bulk and re

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2019-02-15 04:11:04






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