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 2017-09-20 05:59 

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Publishers go after networking site for illicit sharing of journal papers... +

Letter requests that ResearchGate consider removing content in violation of copyright...

 2017-09-20 05:54 

LiveScience.com

Who Were Cassini and Huygens?... +

NASA's Cassini spacecraft and the European Space Agency's Huygens probe were named after two famous astronomers: Giovanni Cassini and Christiaan Huygens....

 2017-09-20 05:40 

LiveScience.com

Could Hurricane Maria Make Landfall in the US?... +

Where is Hurricane Maria heading?...

 2017-09-20 05:11 

Space.com

Mars May Have a Porous Crust, Gravity Map Suggests... +

New evidence shows that the Red Planet's outer crust, which is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) thick, is porous and not as dense as previously thought....

 2017-09-20 05:03 

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Chinas atomic clock passes space test... +

Cold atom experiment operated in orbit for a year...

 2017-09-20 05:00 

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A new study is changing how scientists think about Alzheimers disease... +

Focus on risk gene could illuminate the illnesss origins...

 2017-09-20 05:00 

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Scientists use gene-editing technology to knock out genes in human embryos for first time... +

CRISPR work highlights differences in human and mouse development...

 2017-09-20 05:00 

Space.com

Wave to Asteroid Probe OSIRIS-REx on Its Flyby, and Snap a Photo for NASA... +

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will make a close flyby of Earth before shooting out toward the asteroid Bennu, and skywatchers will have the opportunity to wave goodbye to the probe as it passes overhead....

 2017-09-20 04:09 

Nature

Outside the lab: Side jobs for scientists... +

Paid work beyond the bench can offer a welcome source of income to cash-strapped junior researchers and provide opportunities for career development....

 2017-09-20 04:09 

Nature

Golden Germany... +

Government's push for excellence is creating a golden age of opportunity for scientists flocking to the country....

 2017-09-20 04:09 

Nature

Engineering: Reclusive genius who connected the world... +

W. Bernard Carlson relishes a biography of a self-taught engineer who revolutionized telecommunications....

 2017-09-20 04:08 

Nature

Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

Pioneering mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal....

 2017-09-20 04:08 

Nature

Q&A: The AI composer... +

Computer scientist Luc Steels uses artificial intelligence to explore the origins and evolution of language. He is best known for his 1999-2001 Talking Heads Experiment, in which robots had to construct a language from scratch to communicate with each oth...

 2017-09-20 04:08 

Nature

History of technology: How China sidestepped QWERTY... +

Raja Adal investigates the 150-year history of a typewriter able to reproduce thousands of characters....

 2017-09-20 04:02 

National Geographic

Duck Penises Grow Bigger Among Rivals... +

Size matters when it comes to the social setting for some ducks, a new study finds....

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Early guidance can help future moms fight fear of childbirth... +

Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed. But a new University of British C...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Could condors return to northern California?... +

In 2003, Northern California's Yurok Tribe initiated efforts to reintroduce California condors on their lands. While wild condors have not existed in the region for more than a hundred years, a new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications sugges...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Seniors with Type 2 diabetes may have increased risk for fracture... +

Though seniors with type 2 diabetes (T2D) tend to have normal or higher bone density than their peers, researchers have found that they are more likely to succumb to fractures than seniors without T2D. In a new study published in the Journal of Bone and M...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Social environment matters for duck penis size... +

Most birds lack genitalia, but male ducks are known for their long, spiraling penises, which have evolved through an ongoing cat-and-mouse game with females. A new study looks at whether these impressive organs are affected by the social environment -- th...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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This dance is taken: Hundreds of male frog species change colors around mating time... +

Some of nature's most vibrant colors occur in frogs, who peek out from rainforests and marshes in startling shades of blue, yellow and red. But for hundreds of species, only males flaunt flashy colors -- and sometimes only for a few hours, days or weeks e...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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How do human impacts on wetlands affect animals?... +

A new Biological Reviews study provides a comprehensive assessment of how changes to wetlands affect animals, and the authors use their findings to provide recommendations for managing wetlands to maximise their biodiversity....

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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What will become of English in a post-Brexit European Union?... +

How might the Brexit process affect the status of the English language within the European Union? Without Britain, will English even cease to be a language of the Union? A new article in World Englishes explores these questions....

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Radavirsen performs well in early influenza trial... +

A phase 1 clinical trial published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that radavirsen--an antisense oligomer that inhibits the production of certain influenza proteins -- is safe and well-tolerated in healthy individuals. Additional stu...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Certain bone deficits may increase fracture risk in individuals with diabetes... +

Type 2 diabetes is associated with increased fracture risk despite normal or high bone mineral density. In a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, modest deficits in cortical bone -- the dense outer surface of bone that forms a ...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Fish may use different behaviors to protect against parasites... +

New research indicates that fish may adapt their behavior to defend against parasite infection. The findings are published in the Journal of Zoology....

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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PTSD linked with increased Lupus risk... +

In a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease....

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Obesity may adversely affect sperm quality... +

The journal Andologia has published the first report of abnormal sperm parameters in obese men based on computer aided sperm analysis....

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Treatment of heart attack patients depends on history of cancer... +

Treatment of heart attack patients depends on their history of cancer, according to research published today in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.1 The study in more than 35 000 heart attack patients found they were less likely to receive ...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Ageing star blows off smoky bubble... +

Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of the...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Despite legal abortion in Great Britain, women cite access barriers, new research finds... +

Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal healthcare system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from Abi...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Getting to the heart of the matter: Nanogels for heart attack patients... +

Heart disease and heart-related illnesses are a leading cause of death around the world, but treatment options are limited. Now, one group reports in ACS Nano that encapsulating stem cells in a nanogel could help repair damage to the heart....

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Tablets can teach kids to solve physical puzzles... +

Researchers replicated a previous study to confirm that 4- to 6-year-old children can transfer learning of a puzzle from a touchscreen device to the physical version. This contradicts most previous research and suggests that different types of screen lear...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Ensuring broccoli sprouts retain their cancer-fighting compounds... +

Raw broccoli sprouts, a rich source of potential cancer-fighting compounds, have become a popular health food in recent years. But conventional heat treatment used to kill bacteria on produce can reduce levels of the broccoli sprouts' helpful phytochemica...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Cell phone data coupled with sewage testing show drug use patterns... +

The drugs people inhale, inject or ingest ultimately end up in some form down the toilet. So scientists have started monitoring drug use through sewage-based epidemiology. But this approach hasn't taken into account the variation in number of people who a...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Lipid vesicles replace blood in new bacteria test... +

As schools around the U.S. start back up, so do trips to the doctor's office. But is that raw sore throat due to bacteria, which can be fought off with antibiotics, or a virus? Getting a definitive diagnosis of bacterial infections like Strep throat can t...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Plant physiology: Adjusting to fluctuating temperatures... +

Later leaf emergence, earlier leaf loss: A new study of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich shows that the average vegetation periods of trees and shrubs in North America are intrinsically three weeks shorter than those of comparable species i...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Researchers develop new tool to assess individual's level of wisdom... +

Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual's level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well a...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Study: Boys and girls in countries rich and poor enter teens with damaging gender stereotypes firmly set... +

Whether you are child in Baltimore, Beijing, Nairobi or New Delhi, the onset of adolescence triggers a surprisingly common set of rigidly enforced gender expectations that are linked to increased lifelong risks of everything from HIV and depression to vio...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Solving the Easter Island population puzzle... +

The nearly nine hundred giant stone statues discovered by the first Europeans to land on Easter Island seemed at odds with the small population found living there. It is believed a once thriving community witnessed sweeping ecological change and suffered ...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Loma Linda University study says eating nuts can reduce weight gain... +

A 5-year study that evaluated diet and lifestyle data from more than 373,000 individuals from 10 European countries between the ages of 25 and 70 says consuming nuts can reduce weight gain....

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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More mouths can be fed by boosting number of plant pores... +

Scientists at ITbM, Nagoya University have synthesized a new bioactive small molecule that has the ability to increase stomata numbers on flowering plants without stunting their growth. The team's new discovery could help elucidate the stomatal developmen...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Alcohol use affects levels of cholesterol regulator through epigenetics... +

In an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institutes of Health report that drinking alcohol may induce changes to a cholesterol-regulating gene....

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Breaking legume's crop wild relative barrier... +

In a new study, scientists report significant strides in transferring disease- and stress-resistance traits from wild relatives of several legumes to their domesticated varieties....

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Building social communication skills in shy children helps with peer likeability... +

A new study by Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Cheung Hoi Shan has discovered that shy children with low English vocabulary skills, can still be popular among their peers if they have high-functioning social communicat...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Space radiation is risky business for the human body... +

NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the whole human body from radiation in space. Space radiation is dangerous and one of the primary health risks for astronauts. Virtually any cell in the body is susceptible to radiation damage....

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Gravity waves influence weather and climate... +

Gravity waves form in the atmosphere as a result of destabilizing processes. The effects of gravity waves can only be taken into consideration by including additional special components in the models. The "MS-GWaves"; research unit funded by the German Res...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Small intestine permeable peptides facilitate digestive tract absorption... +

Biopharmaceuticals, medium- and high-molecular weight biologically active macromolecules, are not easily absorbed by the small intestine, the main organ responsible for gastrointestinal absorption, resulting in a bottleneck for oral administration type bi...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Novel small antibody fragment: A valuable tool in crystallography... +

Achieving quality diffracting crystals remains the major bottleneck in macromolecular X-ray crystallography. Antibody fragments have been used to aid structural analysis of complex macromolecules that are otherwise crystallization-resistant. However, ther...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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State-of-the-art synthesis of SAPO-34 zeolites catalysts for methanol-to-olefin conversion... +

Methanol-to-olefin (MTO) conversion has proven to be one of the most successful non-petrochemical routes for producing light olefins. Silicoaluminophosphate zeolite SAPO-34 is one of the best industrial catalysts for MTO conversion, but suffers from rapid...

 2017-09-20 04:00 

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Less physical therapy can be just as effective... +

Treating patients suffering from neck pain with exercise therapy alone seems to be as effective as combining exercise and manual therapies, according a new study....

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