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Yellow gets greener in summer
Remember winter, when everything was cold and grey? Right now, when all around is lush and green, the contrast couldn’t be greater. But is everything really as it seems? New research shows that we see things differently in winter compared with summer.
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Can Health Care Be Cured Of Racial Bias?
A growing body of research suggests that doctors' racial biases and other prejudices continue to affect the care patients received. Medical educators say self-awareness is an important first step.
Healthcare
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Japan cargo ship embarks on International Space Center supply mission
After three botched missions to resupply the International Space Center since October, an unmanned cargo ship blasted off from southern Japan on Wednesday with food, water and gear needed to keep the research station and its crew functioning.
Space
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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Can the humble fruit fly help create a flourishing African scientific community?
A small institute in Kampala is cultivating a regional network of researchers, using an inexpensive lab model based on the fruit fly. African biomedical scientists face important challenges – poor training, poorer infrastructure and scarce resources.
Research
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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Potential sources of helium revealed, as reserves of the precious gas dwindle
Helium, used in nuclear, medical and, yes, party industries, has become scarce, but new research has revealed a possible way to pinpoint fresh sources
Chemistry
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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Matchmakers Are Happier Than Non-Matchmakers, Research Shows
Why do people like to play matchmaker? New research finds that matchmaking produces happiness and, the more unlikely the match, the greater the happiness for the matchmaker.
Psychology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 10:59am
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Darting eyes in REM sleep are seeing objects in your dreams
When your eyes move during sleep, are they "seeing" anything? Research suggests these movements could be looking at objects in our mind's eye
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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Man's best friend: how veterinary research could save human lives
One Health holds that humans and the world around us thrive and suffer for the same reasons. As the idea grows more popular, health solutions developed for your dog might just end up helping you, too
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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New Research Explores Why The Universe Is Dying
A study by the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) project measured energy output of more than 200,000 galaxies. The findings show the galaxies are half as strong as they were 2 billion years ago.
Astronomy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, 10:51am
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Scientists: Fetal tissue essential for medical research
Amid Planned Parenthood uproar, doctors defend use of fetal tissue to study diseases and develop vaccines
Health
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, 10:51am
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Heavy Loads Of Pollen May Shift Flight Plans Of The Bumblebee
Foraging bumblebees can pick up nearly half their weight in pollen before heading home to the hive, research shows. All that weight tucked into hollows on their hind legs can complicate flying.
Animal Behavior
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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Gene tests and hair analysis could catch doping athletes
Tests that detect changes in genes triggered by drugs could bolster the use of a biological passport – if athletics will spend more on research
Health
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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Will Football Players Someday Take a Concussion Pill?
New research provides a potential pathway to a drug to save people from the progressive damage of severe or repeated concussions.
Neuroscience
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
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Starlings on Prozac | @GrrlScientist
Recent research suggests that the commonly prescribed psychiatric drug, Prozac, occurs at environmentally relevant concentrations that can significantly alter behaviour and physiology in wild birds
Environment
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
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Hardly Any Women Regret Having an Abortion, a New Study Finds
The conclusion comes after a three-year research period involving nearly 670 women of all social backgrounds
Health
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
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Measuring research: what are the units of assessment?
Today sees the publication of the report of an independent review of the contentious use of metrics — numerical indicators of performance — in the assessment of UK research and researchers. Can it plot a sensible course in a world increasingly obsessed with numbers?
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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The gastric-brooding frog: how to bring a species back from the dead – video
Australia's gastric-brooding frog was discovered in the 1970s but by the early 1980s was classed as extinct. However, this remarkable frog, which projectile-vomits its young after gestating them in its stomach, is the subject of ground-breaking research at the University of New South Wales to recreate an extinct species.
Ecology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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First relocatable Antarctic research station gets its skis on
Constant darkness, bone-chilling temperatures and cut off from the rest of the world. If you're going to spend winter in Antarctica you'll be glad of a few home comforts
Environment
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
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Lasers, magnets give glimpses of human brain at work
Research at Yale plotted what happened in the brains of two scientists as they held a conversation
Neuroscience
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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Australians lead research into decoding genetic make-up of deadly superbug
International team spends 10 years making inroads into treatment of bacterium which kills up to half of those it infects
Microbiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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That's right, kangaroos are left-handed
Research on wild kangaroos in Australia is challenging the notion that having a strong hand preference is a trait that developed primarily in people and other primates.
Animals
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Baboon-Trackers Herald New Age of Animal Behaviour Research
Picture a troop of olive baboons, moving over the savannah. There’s around fifty of them, and they cover …
Ecology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Disagreeable Teens Fail To Understand Their Blind Spots, Research Reveals
Disagreeable teens tend to grow up into disagreeable adults. A 10-year study finds that disagreeable teens often have no awareness that their behavior is harming their relationships.
Psychology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
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Juvenile camels 'key source' of Mers
Research published recently in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases shows that camels aged less than four years might be a major source of Mers.
Epidemiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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Your enemy's enemy is your dog, scientists find
Research appears to show dogs will snub people who are mean to their owners
Animal Behavior
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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Medicinal cannabis research gets $33m from grandparents of girl with epilepsy
Donation from Barry and Joy Lambert made ‘not only for benefit of those with childhood epilepsy, like our Katelyn, but for wide range of other conditions’
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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Some Insured Patients Still Skipping Care Because Of High Costs
Research shows that, even with health insurance, many people put off expensive surgery, medicine and tests because they can't afford the high deductibles or copays. A few states hope to change that.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
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Eating human brains helped Papua New Guinea tribe resist disease, research shows
The cannibalistic practice helped the Fore tribe develop genetic resistance to a mad cow-like disease. This is useful for scientists studying diseases like dementia
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
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Disaster bots to the rescue
The Pentagon's science research group convened 24 teams from around the world to compete for $3.5 million awarded to the robots best able to help humans during disasters
Robotics
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
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Scientists Figure Out How to Retrieve ‘Lost’ Memories
The latest research shows memories “lost” to amnesia aren’t gone forever; they’re just not accessible
Neuroscience
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
Rating: | Views: 384 | Comments: 0
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