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Infants are able to learn abstract rules visually  

Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, according to a recent study. For the first time, the researchers show that 3- and 4-month-old infants can successfully detect visual patterns and generalize them to new sequences.

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2018-02-24 12:20:02



Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers' fingertips  

Soil pathogen testing -- critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive -- will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to new research.

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2018-02-24 12:11:12



SpaceX Delays Next Falcon 9 Rocket Launch to Conduct Nose Cone Checks  

SpaceX has delayed its weekend launch of a Spanish communications satellite to allow time for extra tests on the mission's Falcon 9 rocket. A new launch date has not been set.

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2018-02-24 11:17:59



About that New Antidepressant Study  

A new Lancet paper about antidepressants caused quite a stir this week. Headlines proclaimed that "It's official - antidepressants work", "Study proves anti-depressants are effective", and "Antidepressants work. Period." Wew. The truth is that while the Lancet paper is a nice piece of work, it tells us very little that we didn't already know, and it has a number of limitations. The media reaction to the paper is frankly bananas, as we'll see below. Here's why the new study doesn't t

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2018-02-24 10:50:01



From Music to Mathematics: Exploring the Connections (Review)  

A review of Gareth Roberts's book From Music to Mathematics: Exploring the Connections -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-24 10:29:12



A New Way to Recycle Batteries Uses Half the Energy  

A new recycling process could provide a way to restore lithium ion battery cathodes to “mint condition.” What’s better, this new process only uses half the energy of conventional... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-24 08:17:38



Personalized stem cell treatment may offer relief for multiple sclerosis  

Scientists have shown in mice that skin cells re-programmed into brain stem cells, transplanted into the central nervous system, help reduce inflammation and may be able to help repair damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS).

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2018-02-24 07:09:17



Venus Returns! View the Brilliant Planet in the Spring and Summer Sky  

After a winter sabbatical of sorts, hiding out of sight since the beginning of December, Venus — by far the most brilliant of the naked-eye planets — is back in view.

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2018-02-24 05:16:22



The Physics of Figure Skating  

Let’s break down some of the crucial elements behind figure skating's moves, like the loop, flip, salchow, axel, and lutz -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-24 04:02:55



'The Expanse' Returns April 11 for Season 3 — Watch New Trailer  

Syfy announced today (Feb. 23) that its space-adventure series "The Expanse" will return for a third season on April 11.

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2018-02-24 01:04:11



Top stories: Making weather from corn, a dying oasis, and the Roman gates of hell  

This week's top Science news

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2018-02-23 21:31:48



Looking for an off switch for celiac disease  

New research identifies an enzyme that turns off transglutaminase 2, potentially paving the way for new treatments for celiac disease.

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2018-02-23 21:31:44



Link between surface-water salinity and climate change examined  

New research explores the impact of de-icing salt from roads and highways on a local watershed. The findings offer hope for the watershed's future surface-water chloride concentrations.

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2018-02-23 21:03:16



NASA's SDO Reveals How Magnetic Cage on the Sun Stopped Solar Eruption  

A dramatic magnetic power struggle at the Sun's surface lies at the heart of solar eruptions, new research shows.

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2018-02-23 19:56:02



How Baby Birds Learn to Duet  

Recordings of songbird duets reveal that baby birds learn conversational turn-taking like we do: gradually, and from adults. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-23 19:40:38



New device for low-cost single-cell analysis identifies fibroblast subtypes in rheumatoid arthritis patients  

Researchers have taken steps to facilitate broad access to single-cell sequencing by developing a 3-D-printed, portable and low-cost microfluidic controller. To demonstrate the utility of the instrument in clinical environments, the researchers deployed the device to study synovial tissue from patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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2018-02-23 19:34:15



'Stargate Origins' Episodes 3 and 4 Released! Watch New Teaser Trailer  

Two more 10-minute episodes of "Stargate Origins" are now available for paid viewers on Stargate Command.

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2018-02-23 18:02:37



Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco smoke  

Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL).

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2018-02-23 17:49:46



Neutron Stars: Definition & Facts  

Neutron stars are city-size objects that pack quite a punch.

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2018-02-23 17:17:58



The way streets and buildings are arranged makes a big difference in how heat builds up  

A new study shows a way to dial down the urban heat island effects that can pump up city temperatures, through different city planning based on classical physics formulas.

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2018-02-23 15:50:06



With cost removed, women choose more effective contraceptive methods  

Researchers evaluated women's contraception choices if cost is not a factor.

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2018-02-23 15:15:12



Attosecond physics: A keen sense for molecules  

Laser physicists have developed an extremely powerful broadband infrared light source. This light source opens up a whole new range of opportunities in medicine, life science, and material analysis.

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2018-02-23 14:41:33



One of the most powerful science policy jobs in Brussels changes hands   

Robert-Jan Smits, one of Horizon 2020's architects, leaves after 8 years as director-general for research

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2018-02-23 14:07:37



With computation, researchers identify promising solid oxide fuel cell materials  

Using advanced computational methods, materials scientists have discovered new materials that could bring widespread commercial use of solid oxide fuel cells closer to reality.

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2018-02-23 13:37:15



Mutation explains why some people are more vulnerable to viral brain infection  

Scientists identified mutations in a single gene that impair immunity to viruses in a region of the brain called the brain stem.

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2018-02-23 13:26:24



Short-term use of IV devices is common -- and risky -- study shows  

Many hospital patients get medicine or nutrition delivered straight into their bloodstream through a tiny device called a PICC. In just a decade, it's become the go-to device for intravenous care. But a new study finds that one in every four times a PICC gets inserted, the patient didn't need it long enough to justify the risks it can pose. And nearly one in ten of those patients suffered a complication linked to the device.

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2018-02-23 13:01:15



On second thought, the Moon's water may be widespread and immobile  

A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.

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2018-02-23 12:58:16



NASA Astronauts Available for Final Interviews Before Space Station Mission  

Veteran NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel will be available Thursday, March 1, for final interviews before their launch to the International Space Station. The interviews will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

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2018-02-23 12:56:11



Making the Case Against Plastic Straws  

Walk the remote shores of the Great Lakes, far outside the city, and you'll find miles of sandy beaches and quiet tranquility. You'll also find plastic straws. Pink ones, white ones, clear ones. They're everywhere. In fact, visit any coastline around the world and you're likely to find plastic straws. Conservation groups highlight them as one of the items most frequently collected during beach clean ups. The reason isn't hard to grasp. Whether you order an iced coffee or a Co...

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2018-02-23 12:53:50



The 'loudness' of our thoughts affects how we judge external sounds  

The 'loudness' of our thoughts -- or how we imagine saying something -- influences how we judge the loudness of real, external sounds.

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2018-02-23 12:53:42



Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon  

Scientists compare primitive Earth scenario with satellite Europa's conditions; the Jupiterian moon could host microorganisms at the bottom of a huge warm ocean located underneath its frozen crust.

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2018-02-23 12:37:29



Private browsing gets more private  

A new system uses JavaScript decryption algorithms embedded in web pages and code obfuscation to patch security holes left open by web browsers' private-browsing functions.

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2018-02-23 12:22:09



Watch Moons of Mars 'Dance' in NASA Video (But There's a Trick)  

Phobos and Deimos, the two moons of Mars, are rocky and odd, but they share a serene grace as they appear to dance by each other in this stunning video of NASA images. But don't be fooled: the moons aren't moving like the video suggests.

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2018-02-23 12:12:24



A successful cancer researcher confronts a new challenge: getting elected to Congress  

Jason Westin says he wants to use "facts and science to fight back"

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2018-02-23 12:11:26



Toenail fungus gives up sex to infect human hosts  

The fungus that causes athlete's foot and other skin and toenail infections may have lost its ability to sexually reproduce as it adapted to grow on human hosts. The discovery that this species may be asexual -- and therefore nearly identical at the genetic level -- uncovers potential vulnerabilities that researchers could exploit in designing better antifungal medications. The findings appear online in Genetics.

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2018-02-23 12:05:45



Engineers advance capability of wearable tech  

Creating the perfect wearable device to monitor muscle movement, heart rate and other tiny bio-signals without breaking the bank has inspired scientists to look for a simpler and more affordable tool. Now, researchers have developed a practical way to monitor and interpret human motion, in what may be the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to wearable technology.

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2018-02-23 12:04:38



Chemists Forge Custom Molecules Upon 'Diamond Anvils'  

Chemistry, Walter White once said, is the study of change. Apply the right combination of materials and heat, electricity, or light — some kind of energy — and the results can literally be explosive. In their quest to manipulate matter, scientists have explored different ways of poking molecules to see how they react. According to a paper that appeared in the journal Nature this week, they've found a new one, and possibly the most cartoonish one yet: using tiny anvils to literally b...

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2018-02-23 11:58:24



New link between gut bacteria and obesity  

Researchers have discovered a new link between gut bacteria and obesity. They found that certain amino acids in our blood can be connected to both obesity and the composition of the gut microbiome.

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2018-02-23 11:38:43



As pediatric use of iNO increased, mortality rates dropped  

Scientists have analyzed data from pediatric patient visits over a 10-year period at 47 children's hospitals and found as inhaled nitric oxide use and costs increased mortality rates dropped modestly.

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2018-02-23 11:36:33



Charging ahead to higher energy batteries  

Researchers have developed a new way to improve lithium ion battery efficiency. Through the growth of a cubic crystal layer, the scientists have created a thin and dense connecting layer between the electrodes of the battery.

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2018-02-23 11:24:32



Portable ultrasound: Post-prison follow up could improve care of patients with kidney disease  

How using portable ultrasound can help better detect fluid in the lungs of people with end-stage renal disease and a proposed better way to help inmates with ESRD navigate the free world.

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2018-02-23 11:08:10



Made In Space Sets Guinness World Record for Longest 3D-Printed Piece   

California-based Made In Space earned a Guinness World Record for "World's Longest 3D Printed Nonassembled Piece," company representatives announced Thursday (Feb. 22).

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2018-02-23 11:03:51



Molecular Trojan horse delivers chemotherapeutic drug to cancer cells  

Researchers have discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating, or circulating, cancer cells, which are responsible for the development of tumor metastases. Until now, paclitaxel has only been used to target rapidly dividing cancer cells. The team was successful in getting the drug to piggyback on 123B9, an agent they devised to target an oncogene called EphA2.

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2018-02-23 10:38:50



Putting Civilization in a Box for Space Means Choosing Our Legacy  

In addition to the smartly clad mannequin Starman, SpaceX launched another, smaller payload in Elon Musk's shiny red roadster: a 1-inch-wide quartz disc with author Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy encoded in laser-etched gratings.

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2018-02-23 10:20:28



Weather should remain predictable despite climate change  

New research suggests that even as rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere drive the climate toward warmer temperatures, the weather will remain predictable.

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2018-02-23 10:11:41



Evolutionary transition to destructive cancer  

In a new study, researchers explore how evolutionary processes guide the pathways of cells. Their results point to influences leading some cells to remain stable over time while driving others to become cancerous and expand without limit.

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2018-02-23 09:43:24



Scientists isolate cancer stem cells using novel method  

Researchers have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers -- a significant step toward developing new drugs that might target these cells.

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2018-02-23 09:40:06



Scientists find molecular link between Vitamin A derivative and mouse intestinal health  

New research shows that all-trans-retinoic acid (atRA), the active form of vitamin A, regulates immune system responses in the mouse intestine by controlling expression of the protein HIC1 in cells known as innate lymphoid cells. These findings could suggest new ways to fight disease.

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2018-02-23 09:17:32



Playing both ends: Amphibian adapted to varied evolutionary pressures  

Caecilian, Siphonops annulatus, a limbless amphibian found throughout Brazil, has a concentration of enlarged mucous glands in its head region and a concentration of enlarged poison glands in its posterior region. These concentration appear to have evolved from different selective pressures: the ability to tunnel into the ground and to defend oneself from predators.

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2018-02-23 09:11:53



Scientists gain new insight on how antibodies interact with widespread respiratory virus  

Scientists have found and characterized the activity of four antibodies produced by the human immune system that target an important protein found in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to new research.

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2018-02-23 08:43:57



Age and gender matter behind the wheel -- but not how you might expect  

A new study explored the relationship between new drivers' skills and age, gender, organized sports and video gaming. The results suggest that mandatory training should be required for all novice drivers, not just teenagers.

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2018-02-23 08:42:43



See Jupiter's South Pole Change Over Time in Incredible Time-Lapse View  

You've never seen Jupiter's south pole quite like this. New photos by NASA's Juno spacecraft show Jupiter's south pole as seen from above during a recent close encounter on Feb. 7.

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2018-02-23 08:42:25



Watch this caterpillar fling its beetle attacker through the air  

Hornworm moth larvae have several tricks to defend themselves against predators

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2018-02-23 08:38:35



Domestic goat dating back to the Neolithic Corded Ware period identified in Finland  

Goat hairs have been found in a grave structure that was discovered in the 1930s in Kauhava, western Finland. These are the oldest animal hairs found in Finland. From the perspective of Finnish prehistory, the finding supports the evidence of animal husbandry practised during the Corded Ware period, while also revealing details of burial rituals.

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2018-02-23 08:24:53



Scientists take step toward safer batteries by trimming lithium branches  

Researchers have found a new way to curb some of the potential dangers posed by lithium ion batteries. Repeated lithium deposition/dissolution during charge/discharge can cause serious accidents due to the deposition of lithium dendrites that penetrate the separator and induce internal short-circuiting. The researchers hope to solve the issues with a plating technology and eventually achieve a compact and high-capacity battery.

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2018-02-23 08:03:08



Younger age at diabetes diagnosis is linked to higher risk of death from heart disease and stroke, yet lower risk of cancer death  

New research shows that the earlier a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the higher their risk of death from heart disease and stroke, but, unusually, the lower their risk of death from cancer.

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2018-02-23 07:53:35



Today's "Planet Earth Report" --The Race Against Time to Save One of the Great, Ancient African Civilizations  

  "This is one of the great, earliest-known civilizations in the world," says Neal Spencer, an archaeologist with the British Museum. For the past 10 years, Spencer has traveled to a site his academic predecessors photographed a century ago, called Amara West, around 100 miles south of the Egyptian border in Sudan. Armed with a device called a magnetometer, which measures the patterns of magnetism in the features hidden underground, Spencer plots thousands of readings to reveal en...

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2018-02-23 07:49:02



US to Jettison Spy Planes, Satellites Due to Russian, Chinese Missiles - Reports  

Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2018 The US Air Force is about to abandon expensive surveillance aircrafts and satellites, opting for an information network out of concerns over Russia's and China's increased space capabilities. The United States has decided to ditch a $7 billion surveillance aircraft program in favor of an information network that connects sensors from manned and unmanned aircraft, satellites, ships at sea a

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2018-02-23 07:35:57



China's two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequality  

Since China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child. But new sociology research suggests the new universal two-child policy could be negatively affecting women's status and gender equality.

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2018-02-23 07:33:48



Beetroot juice supplements may help certain heart failure patients  

Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new proof-of-concept study. Exercise capacity is a key factor linked to these patients' quality of life and even survival.

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2018-02-23 07:28:27



Extinct lakes of the American desert west  

The vestiges of lakes long extinct dot the landscape of the American desert west. These fossilized landforms provide clues of how dynamic climate has been over the past few million years.

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2018-02-23 07:27:49



Descriptive phrases for how often food should be eaten helps preschoolers better understand healthy eating  

Preschool is a critical period for children to begin to make their own dietary decisions to develop life-long healthy eating habits. A new study found that preschoolers who learned how to classify food as healthy or unhealthy were more likely to say they would choose healthy food as a snack.

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2018-02-23 07:22:19



Corals Are Dissolving Away  

New data show that ocean acidification not only stops corals from building, it tears them down -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-23 07:16:52



C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesity  

New research has found that overweight and obese women are more like to have children who are overweight or obese by three years of age -- and that bacteria in the gut may be partially to blame.

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2018-02-23 07:16:50



Children's learning is not affected by repeated sick days with fever and infections  

Whereas severe infections with long-term hospitalizations can make it more difficult for a child to pass the 9th grade exam, recurring less serious severe infections do not affect children's learning.

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2018-02-23 07:12:02



Ancient Cave Paintings Clinch the Case for Neandertal Symbolism  

Abstract images in Spanish caves date back 65,000 years—millennia before Homo sapiens set foot in Europe—settling a long-running debate over Neandertal cognition -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-23 07:11:53



The Neanderthal Da Vinci's --"Created the World's Oldest Known Cave Paintings 20,000 Years Before Arrival of 1st Modern Humans"  

    Scientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world's oldest known cave paintings - suggesting they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own. It also indicates that they thought symbolically, like modern humans. A new study led by the University of Southampton and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology shows that paintings in three caves in Spain were created more than 64,000 years ago - 20,0

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2018-02-23 07:04:42



Ancient Cave Paintings Clinch Case for Neandertal Symbolism  

Abstract images in Spanish caves date back 65,000 years—millennia before Homo sapiens set foot in Europe—settling a long-running debate over Neandertal cognition -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-23 07:03:39



Ice chips only? Study questions restrictions on oral intake for women in labor  

At most US maternity units, women in labor are put on nil per os (NPO) status -- they're not allowed to eat or drink anything, except ice chips. But new nursing research questions that policy, showing no increase in risks for women who are allowed to eat and drink during labor.

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2018-02-23 06:49:17



Stem cell study may result in stronger muscles in old age  

As we grow older, our muscular function declines. A new study shows how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. This discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age.

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2018-02-23 06:42:39



Transforming patient health care and well-being through lighting  

The world of health care is changing rapidly and there is increased interest in the role that light and lighting can play in improving health outcomes for patients and providing healthy work environments for staff, according to many researchers.

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2018-02-23 06:33:57



Young children use physics, not previous rewards, to learn about tools  

Children as young as seven apply basic laws of physics to problem-solving, rather than learning from what has previously been rewarded, suggests new research.

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2018-02-23 06:27:31



When every fish counts: Genetic tools can ensure accuracy of identification of endangered fish  

Genetic analysis showed about one-third of endangered delta smelt were misidentified in surveys of the Yolo Bypass. Their study found that genetic tools can be a powerful complement to visual identification of endangered fish.

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2018-02-23 06:20:24



Watch: Not just one but TWO hurricane-force storms swirling in the North Atlantic Ocean  

In recent days, two powerful storms packing hurricane-force winds have spun up in the North Atlantic. You can watch them in the animation above of GOES-16 satellite imagery. It was posted to the awesome GOES-16 Loop of the Day website. The storm closer to North America was so strong that it churned the waters up into stupendous waves higher than 60 feet tall: That would be almost high enough to inundate the White House. Here...

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2018-02-23 05:55:43



US Ready for Possible Space Wars - National Security Advisor  

Washington (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2018 National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said on Wednesday at a meeting of the National Space Council that the United States would be prepared for any conflict that took place in space. "Due to competitor and adversary actions, the space domain is increasingly contested. Space has now joined land, sea, and air as a war-fighting domain. While we prefer the conflict not to extend to space, th

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2018-02-23 05:53:38



Astronomy: A rotating system of satellite galaxies raises questions  

Basel, Switzerland (SPX) Feb 15, 2018 Astronomers have examined the distribution and movement of dwarf galaxies in the constellation Centaurus, but their observations do not fit with the standard model of cosmology that assumes the existence of dark matter. The international team of researchers led by the University of Basel reported their findings in the journal Science. Like other large galaxies, our Milky Way is surrounded

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2018-02-23 05:49:21



Your Weekly Attenborough: Palaina attenboroughi  

It should have been their big break. By all rights, the crown was theirs, won with years of blood, sweat and slime. Maybe, in some far-distant astral plane where justice matters, they're the rightful victors. But the history books are closed now. Palaina attenboroughi, the second snail to be named after David Attenborough in 2017, was a murmur that never became a shout. The fame, the media frenzy, the glamour shots — the spoils of victory are all too obvious. And Attenborougharion...

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2018-02-23 05:44:56



Historic Apollo-Soyuz Spacecraft Gets New Display at CA Science Center  

NASA's last Apollo command module to launch into space has shed its skin to provide a better look at the capsule, which was the first United States spacecraft to fly a joint mission with Russia.

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2018-02-23 05:43:26



From Painters to Potters, Scientists Stage an Online Art Show  

On January 24, University of British Columbia geneticist Dave Ng tweeted, "It's always interesting to me how kids react when they find out I'm a scientist who also does artistic things (like they can't co-exist or something). Would love to start a thread where other scientists share their artistic tendencies. #scienceartmix." Ng posted some of his own visual art and writing, and invited others to chime in. Musicians, painters, dancers and more eagerly joined the dataset. Aqua...

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2018-02-23 05:41:19



New approach to improve nitrogen use, enhance yield, and promote flowering in rice  

Using nitrogen fertilizer increases crop yields, but excess runoff causes environmental pollution. Moreover, in grains such as rice, large amounts of nitrogen fertilizer can delay flowering, leaving the crop vulnerable to late-season cold weather. A recent study has identified a rice nitrate transporter that can be overexpressed to increase grain yield and accelerate flowering. This approach has the potential to improve grain yields while avoiding the downside of late maturation.

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2018-02-23 05:39:10



Metalens combined with an artificial muscle  

Inspired by the human eye, researchers have developed an adaptive metalens that is essentially a flat, electronically controlled artificial eye. The adaptive metalens simultaneously controls for three of the major contributors to blurry images: focus, astigmatism, and image shift.

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2018-02-23 05:32:01



Mind-reading algorithm uses EEG data to reconstruct images based on what we perceive  

A new technique developed by neuroscientists can reconstruct images of what people perceive based on their brain activity gathered by EEG.

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2018-02-23 05:24:49



Silk fibers could be high-tech 'natural metamaterials'  

West Lafayette IN (SPX) Feb 20, 2018 New research has demonstrated how the nano-architecture of a silkworm's fiber causes "Anderson localization of light," a discovery that could lead to various innovations and a better understanding of light transport and heat transfer. The discovery also could help create synthetic materials and structures that realize the phenomenon, named after Nobel laureate Philip Anderson, whose theory

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2018-02-23 05:22:50



Why are there so many types of lizards?  

Researchers have sequenced the complete genetic code -- the genome -- of several vertebrate species from Panama. They found that changes in genes involved in the interbrain (the site of the pineal gland and other endocrine glands), for color vision, hormones and the colorful dewlap that males bob to attract females, may contribute to the formation of boundaries between species. Genes regulating limb development also evolved especially quickly.

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2018-02-23 05:18:48



Space-X lobs Spanish military satellite into orbit  

Washington (AFP) Feb 22, 2018 Elon Musk's Space-X sent a Spanish military satellite into orbit Thursday in a hitch-less liftoff from California, extending the private space company's record of successful launches. Space-X, which proved the utility of its massive Falcon Heavy rocket earlier this month, put up the Paz imaging satellite and two of the company's own test internet communications satellites on a smaller Falcon

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2018-02-23 05:18:46



'Annihilation' Is a Vividly Bizarre Sci-Fi Feast   

The movie, which hits theaters Feb. 23 in the United States, draws watchers in less by the plot and the specific characters than by seeing what's around each corner — and what strange variations and perturbations of nature the movie will play with next.

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2018-02-23 05:16:19



Animal diversity improves reproducibility of pre-clinical research  

Pre-clinical animal research is typically based on single laboratory studies conducted under highly standardized conditions. But in a new study, researchers show that this near-universal practice may actually help to explain the poor reproducibility of pre-clinical animal research. Instead of standardized conditions, diversity may be better.

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2018-02-23 05:01:36



New algorithm can create movies from just a few snippets of text  

But grainy films are still far from Oscar-worthy

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2018-02-23 04:58:22



Light Pollution Is a Big Problem, But You Can Help  

No longer can residents in most metropolitan areas or even their nearby suburbs be treated to a view of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. And that's not the only celestial sight that is no longer available.

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2018-02-23 04:53:33



Complex inhalers could prevent some patients from taking medicine, study suggests  

Respiratory disease patients with arthritis could struggle to manage their conditions because their inhalers are too fiddly for them to use, new research has found.

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2018-02-23 04:50:45



First Video of DNA Organization Settles Scientific Debate  

For all its precise helical structure, the DNA inside our cells is a mess. When a cell isn't preparing for the process of splitting itself in two, our DNA lies in a massive tangle inside the cell nucleus; a strand more than six feet in length jumbled like an earbud cord. But when it comes time to undergo cellular division, this disorderly strand must be packaged neatly into chromosomes to be passed onto daughter cells — stuffed into a space much tighter than before. Around and Around ...

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2018-02-23 04:46:55



New crystal structures reveal mysterious mechanism of gene regulation by the 'magic spot'  

Using an innovative crystallization technique for studying 3D structures of gene transcription machinery, researchers revealed new insights into the long debated action of the 'magic spot' -- a molecule that controls gene expression in E. coli and many other bacteria when the bacteria are stressed. The study contributes to fundamental understanding of how bacteria adapt and survive under adverse conditions and provides clues about key processes that could be targeted in the search for new antibi

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2018-02-23 04:42:14



Magnetic field traces gas and dust swirling around supermassive black hole  

London, UK (SPX) Feb 22, 2018 Astronomers reveal a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Galaxy, published in a new paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The team, led by Professor Pat Roche of the University of Oxford, created the map, which is the first of its kind, using the CanariCam infrared camera attach

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2018-02-23 04:39:42



Prevention is better than cure: Targeted vaccination to halt epidemics  

Scientists simulated real-world social networks to assess the best strategies for halting epidemics.

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2018-02-23 04:20:11



Sixty years of technology in space - what's changed?  

McLean VA (SPX) Feb 23, 2018 Sixty years ago, the United States successfully launched the nation's first satellite into space. The satellite, Explorer 1, was tiny by today's standards: 80 inches long, a bit over 6 inches in diameter, and weighing just under 31 pounds. But unlike the USSR's Sputnik satellite launched a few months earlier, which simply demonstrated the feasibility of getting a satellite to orbit the ear

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2018-02-23 04:10:22



Alternative methods needed to detect all schistosomiasis cases  

To detect detect intestinal schistosome infections, the World Health Organization recommends using the Kato-Katz technique, which analyzes slides of fecal matter. But the approach often misses people who are infected with only a low burden of parasites and, as a consequence, shed only a few eggs in fecal samples. Researchers have now analyzed the efficacy of other testing approaches in a setting with low parasite burden.

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2018-02-23 04:10:01



Researchers adapt HIV test in developing rapid diagnostic test for Zika virus  

Researchers are developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus in a fraction of the time of current commercial tests.

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2018-02-23 04:04:50



Fear and hoping: Adding hope to health messages may motivate better behaviors  

While fear about health concerns may grip people, adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventative actions, according to researchers.

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2018-02-23 03:47:32



Seven ways Mars InSight is different  

Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 23, 2018 NASA's Mars InSight lander team is preparing to ship the spacecraft from Lockheed Martin Space in Denver, where it was built and tested, to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where it will become the first interplanetary mission to launch from the West Coast. The project is led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA has a long and successful track record at

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2018-02-23 03:34:51



Astronomers Spot Most Distant Supernova Ever Seen  

Light from the powerful cosmic explosion took 10.5 billion years to reach Earth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2018-02-23 03:19:50






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