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Proto-Clusters: Precursors Of Dense Galaxy Clusters Discovered?
Cosmologists may have discovered what could be the precursors of the vast clusters of galaxies that we see today. Galaxies like our Milky Way, with its 100 billion stars, are usually not found in isolation. 13.8 billion years after the Big Bang, many are in dense clusters of tens, hundreds or even ...
By News Staff
Urine Is Not Really Sterile
Urine is commonly believed to be sterile until it reaches the urethra but that has led to numerous misconceptions about what can and should or should not be done with it. Drinking urine is a bad idea, for example, because even though it is sterile it contains urea and other substances that ...
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BPA Experiment Affects Reproduction In Future Generations Of Fish
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as water bottles, dental composites and resins used to line metal food and beverage containers. Often, aquatic environments such as rivers and streams become reservoirs for contaminants, which can include products ...
By News Staff
Antibacterial Plastic: Just Add Egg Whites
Bioplastics are used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings, sutures, catheter tubes and drug delivery and bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties.They could even be used for food packaging, according to a recent ...
By News Staff
Halocarbons: Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Sped Ozone Loss, Global Warming
It isn't just the forests and tundra that can release climate warming and ozone-depleting chemicals, buildings can do it also, like when they crash into the ground following an earthquake and tsunami.  Emissions of these chemicals, called halocarbons, increased by 21 percent to 91 percent ...
By News Staff
Bacteria's Role In Long-Term Ocean Carbon Storage
The ocean is a huge reservoir of dissolved organic molecules, many of them stable against microbial utilization for hundreds and even thousands of years.  They contain a similar amount of carbon as compared to carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and the origin of these persistent molecules ...
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Seals Happy About Global Warming Sea Ice Loss
Though the developed world is concerned about greenhouse gas emissions implicated in climate change and global warming, reactions in nature have been less consistent.Polar bears have been increasingly forced on shore due to sea ice loss, where they eat berries, birds and eggs, while ice seals, ...
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Will We Ever Get Accurate Hurricane Forecasts?
The biggest challenge facing climate models is similar to those facing economic ones - predicting the past is relatively easy, but predicting the future is far more of a challenge. In the United States, predicting hurricanes is less accurate than NCAA tournament pools, forecasters did not come ...
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Why Flu Can Kill - The IRF7 Genetic Mutation Explanation
Nobody likes getting the flu, and it isn't fun, but for most people drinking fluids and getting some rest and waiting it out are all it takes.But a small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital, even needing ventilators to breathe, though family ...
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Science 2.0 Approach Finds Gephyrin Gene Underwent Rapid Evolution After Splitting In Opposite Directions
Science 2.0, a new methodology for collaboration, communication, publication and participation, has tackled the evolution of an important protein and discovered its connection in human history, as well as clues about its role in complex neurological diseases. It was obviously a large amount ...
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Iberian Lynx Threatened By Habitat Loss
Nearly half of the 36 species of felids that live in the wild in the world are at threat, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature advocacy group, and the main threat they all share in common is the loss and fragmentation of their habitat. That also limits the establishment ...
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Learning In Action: 'Lightning Bolts' In The Brain Imaged
Researchers have captured images of the underlying biological activity within brain cells and their tree-like extensions, or dendrites, in mice that show how their brains sort, store and make sense out of information during learning. In a new study, neuroscientists tracked neuronal activity ...
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Calcium Absoprtion: Why Popular Antacids May Increase Chance Of Bone Fractures
Newly published research posits an explanation for why 100 million Americans estimated to be taking prescription and over-the-counter antacid and heartburn medications may be at an increased risk of bone fractures. A new study in mice notes that stomach acid in the gastrointestinal tract plays ...
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ID4 Gene Switch Might Tame Triple Negative Breast Cancers
Triple-negative breast cancers are around 15% of all breast cancers and they lack any of the three receptors (oestrogen, progesterone or HER2) that would make them responsive to targeted drugs. Triple-negative breast cancer patients have a higher risk of disease recurrence and shorter survival ...
By News Staff
Get Some Sun: More Than A Third Of College Athletes Have Low Vitamin D
Up to 1 billion people globally have insufficient or deficient vitamin D levels even though many western nations fortify milk with it. The reason is lack of sun exposure in some places but with a culture war on both sunshine and diet low vitamin D levels have become more common, even for elite ...
By News Staff
Statins Or No Statins?
Cholesterol-lowering statins have transformed the treatment of heart disease. But while the decision to use the drugs in patients with a history of heart attacks and strokes is mostly clear-cut, that choice can be a far trickier proposition for the tens of millions of Americans with high cholesterol ...
By News Staff
Is Your Social Network Really Diverse?
Do you really cherish diversity? Self-identification on that issue tells us little, studies have shown that in America, liberals, for example, who claim to care more about diversity, are far more likely to unfriend people on social media who disagree with their beliefs, while both liberals and ...
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The White House Plan To Combat Antibiotic Resistance
There has been much press lately about President Obama’s plan to address the growing crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. And I agree with many that there is much to like in the plan.  But I also find a number of key deficiencies that will lead us nowhere.The goals of the ...
By David Shlaes
Green Energy Subsidies Surge To $270 Billion In 2014
Government subsidies for renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase after two years of declines. Major expansion of solar installations in China and Japan and government=backed investments in offshore wind projects in Europe helped propel green energy spending ...
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Confirmation Bias: Why The Moon Gets Blamed For A Lot
In ancient times, attributing effects to the moon made some sense. If it could change tides, which everyone except Galileo recognized it did, why not cause effects in people? Today, we know better, and yet beliefs persist. The reason is confirmation bias, which makes conservatives and liberals ...
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Presumptive Computing - Until Machines Become Intelligent, Things Like Autocorrect Will Be Flawed
Have you ever texted somebody saying how “ducking annoyed” you are at something? Or asked Siri on your iPhone to call your wife, but somehow managed to be connected to your mother-in-law?If you have, you may have been a victim of a new challenge in computing: that fine line where we trust a ...
By The Conversation
The Dark Criminal Underbelly Of Kindergarten Revealed
A new paper has found that criminal masterminds have been engaging in creating future henchmen starting at the earliest ages - Kindergarten.Suitable candidates are carefully placed in Kindergarten where they develop vast academic and social networks so that when they begin their lives of crime ...
By Hank Campbell
BP's Extreme Climate Forecast: Storm-proofing For Shareholders Or Corporate Handcuffs?
BP’s annual Energy Outlook report, released in February, details the results from modelling of what it sees as the “most likely” energy scenario out to 2035. In this scenario global fossil use increases by 33%, consistent with a scenario the International Energy Agency (IEA) uses to describe ...
By The Conversation
YouTube And Spotify Portend The Death Of MP3
In a recent survey 76% of young respondents listened to music from YouTube every day with Spotify coming in second. But YouTube is so popular for music listening and new music discovery that even active Spotify users still visited YouTube often to complement Spotify’s incomplete music selection ...
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