A Tale Of Two Scientists
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SUSY Dibosons An Error?
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Hybrid Nanowires And A Crystal Wedding In The Nanocosmos
Researchers have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire. They say the new method of producing hybrid nanowires, very fast and multi-functional processing units, can be accommodated on a single chip in the future.  Nano-optoelectronics are considered ...
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Has Voyager 1 Really Left The Solar System?
Where does the solar system end and interstellar space begin? There are no 'Now Leaving...' signs so it's somewhat subjective. If you think the argument over Pluto was confusing, you'll be intrigued that the argument over the solar system takes that to a whole new level.Two years ago, it was announced ...
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An Easier Way To Create Photonic Crystals
Highly purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision are key parts of high-powered lenses, specialized optics and, potentially, computers that manipulate light instead of electricity. Producing these crystals often involves etching them with a precise beam of electrons and can be difficult ...
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J1023 And A 'Transformer' Pulsar
In June of 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never before observed - the pulsar radio beacon vanished and the system brightened fivefold in gamma rays, the most powerful form of light.A binary consists of two stars orbiting ...
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Like The Bahamas' Great Bank? Thank Dust From The Sahara
A new study suggests that Saharan dust played a major role in the formation of the Bahamas islands. Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science showed that iron-rich Saharan dust provides the nutrients necessary for specialized bacteria to produce ...
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Climate Change And Soil Respiration
The planet's soil releases about 60 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, which is far more than that released by burning fossil fuels. This soil respiration and the enormous release of carbon is balanced by carbon coming into the soil system from falling leaves and other plant ...
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The Live Volcano Of Jeju Island
In Jeju, a place emerging as a world-famous vacation spot with natural tourism resources, a recent study revealed a volcanic eruption occurred on the island. The Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) indicated that there are the traces that indicated that a recent volcanic ...
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Has Antarctic Sea Ice Expansion Been Overestimated? Has Arctic Sea Ice Retreat?
It sounds like it should be easy enough to know if ice is growing or retreating, but it really isn't.  Antarctic sea ice has been expanding, we are told, while Arctic sea ice is retreating, both at dramatic rates.How accurate is satellite data? Processing errors can be a problem, but they ...
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Leftover Primordial Soup: The 4 Billion Year Old Chemistry Still In Our Cells Today
Parts of the primordial soup in which life arose have been maintained in our cells today, according to a new paper. The articles in the Journal of Biological Chemistry  discusses how cells in plants, yeast and very likely also in animals still perform ancient reactions thought to have been ...
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Pheromones And Urine: Why It Takes Two To Court
Researchers have identified the functions of two classes of pheromone receptors, and found pheromones crucial to triggering the mating process in mice. They found one class of receptors helps a male mouse detect pheromones that indicate when a female is present. The other class of receptors lets ...
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Noise Pollution Impacts Different Fish Differently
Acoustic disturbance has different effects on different species of fish, according to a new study which tested fish anti-predator behaviour.  Three-spined sticklebacks responded sooner to a flying seagull predator model when exposed to additional noise, whereas no effects were observed in ...
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Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Enzyme Linked To Autistic Behavior
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive-compulsive and repetitive behaviors, and other behaviors on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits. It is the most common inherited cause of mental impairment and linked to autism. Researchers have published a study ...
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Methoxychlor Pesticide Linked Linked To Ovarian Disease And Obesity 3 Generations Later
The pesticide methoxychlor has been linked to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity - generations after rats were exposed.   Methoxychlor, also known as Chemform, Methoxo, Metox or Moxie, was invented in 1948 and became popular in the 1970s after DDT was banned. It was used ...
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Heparin Ineffective At Preventing Blood Clots In Pregnant Women
For two decades, women at risk of developing placental blood clots have been prescribed the anticoagulant low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) but it's ineffective, according to a clinical trial published today in The Lancet. As many as one in 10 pregnant women have a tendency to develop   ...
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Ketamine, The Emergency Room Wonder Drug
Ketamine has been used by emergency departments for analgesia, sedation and amnesia for rapid, life-saving intubation in critically ill patients but decades-old studies suggested it raised intracranial pressure.  A systematic review of 10 recent studies comparing ketamine to sufentanil ...
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Probiotics Linked To Improved Blood Pressure - Review
Eating probiotics regularly may modestly improve your blood pressure, according to a new review of none studies examining blood pressure and probiotic consumption in 543 adults with normal and elevated blood pressure. Probiotics are live microorganisms naturally occurring bacteria in the gut thought ...
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Why Do Women Prefer Bad Boys And Men Prefer Nice Women?
Why do women prefer bad boys? Why do men prefer nice women? Why do social psychologists love to conduct surveys about sweeping stereotypes and call it science?These are complex questions without simple answers. Responsiveness may be one of those initial "sparks" necessary to fuel sexual desire ...
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Obese Preschoolers Lose Weight When Parents Do
It's no surprise when obese preschoolers have obese parents. It's actually expected. So it's not a surprise when obesity treatment is more effective when it targets both parent and child compared to when only the child is targeted. Children enrolled in this study were overweight or obese ...
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Welfare Vourchers For Farmer's Markets May Boost Produce Consumption For Half Of People
Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on welfare, according to a new paper in research in Food Policy which suggests that farmers market vouchers can be useful tools in improving access to healthy food.   ...
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With Asthma, Thinking They Might Smell Something Harmful Causes Inflammation
A new paper finds that asthmatics who believe that an odor is potentially have increased airway inflammation for at least 24 hours following exposure, which highlights the role that expectations and psychology can play in health-related outcomes. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the ...
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Multi-Bit MRAM May Be Better Than Flash Memory
Magnetic random access memory (MRAM) is intriguing because of demand for fast, low-cost, nonvolatile, low-consumption, secure memory devices. MRAM relies on manipulating the magnetization of materials for data storage rather than electronic charges, boasts all of these advantages as an emerging ...
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92 Percent Of People Eat What They Put On Their Plates
There is a lot of concern about food waste and it may be due to leftovers that never get used but it probably isn't the bulk of Americans - 92 percent of people eat everything. Obviously that can be bad for people in other ways if people put a lot on their plate."If you put it on your plate, it's ...
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African-American Homeownership Became More Risky In The 1990s
In the 1990s, it was claimed that minorities were less likely to get home mortgages 30 years after anti-discrimination laws were added to specify housing, so policies were instituted requiring justification when people were denied a home loan. As a result of widespread loan liberalization, everyone ...
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Artificial Artificial Intelligence: Misidentification Of Humans As Machines Is Common In Turing Tests
At various times, Alan Turing was hailed as a brilliant cryptologist, leading a team of code breakers at Bletchley Park which cracked the German Enigma machine cypher during World War II, and then later as a gay martyr. Now, due to popular media accounts of computers seeming 'human' over and over ...
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