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Breaking Beautiful - The Useful Mechanism In Patterns Of Cracks
High resolution photograph of cracks in thin layer of glass atop a silicon wafer. The colors come from optical interference between the thin wafer and the glass above. Image credit: Joël Marthelot (ESPCI). Rights information: Used with permissionBy:  Gabriel Popkin, Inside Science(Inside ...
By Inside Science
Researchers Watch Glass Flipping From One Structure To Another Under Pressure
Glass is ideal for applications that require resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments and manufacturers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak its properties by changing the atomic structure of glass.Researchers have captured atoms in borosilicate glass flipping ...
By News Staff
Aerogel Monoliths Made Of Copper Nanowires And PVA Nano-Glue
Bending, stretching, twisting, folding, modern materials that are light, flexible and highly conductive are the future of products like artificial skin or electronic paper.  But these "aerogel monoliths" have required precious gold and silver nanowires, which keeps them squarely in the field ...
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Will We Meet ET Microbes On Mars? Why We Should Care Deeply About Them - Like Tigers
Many of us care deeply about the possibility of tigers, lemurs and such like becoming extinct in the wild. I'd like to suggest that we care as much about the possibility of microbes on Mars and elsewhere in our solar system becoming extinct through human activities. So what's so special about ...
By Robert Walker
Zoning Plan For Earth: Optimizing Where Roads Should And Should Not Go
More than 15 million miles of new roads will be built worldwide by 2050, pushing back the frontiers of progress. Of course, progress may mean a loss of wilderness if it is not managed carefully, and authors have created a ‘global roadmap’ for prioritizing road building across the planet, to ...
By News Staff
Coastal Regions Need To Worry About Non-Climate Change Sea Level Rise Now
Coastal regions under threat from sea-level rise need to tackle the immediate threats of human-led and other non-climatic changes, according to a new analysis. It's an even more pressing concern than possible climate change sea rises because those changes are already happening. A team of 27 scientists ...
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All Living Creatures Need Vitamin Thiamine To Live - Except This One
Some species of marine phytoplankton, such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi, can grow without consuming vitamin B1 (thiamine), which contradicts the common view that E. huxleyi and many other eukaryotic microbes depend on scarce supplies of thiamine in the ocean to survive. All living ...
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Nitrogen-Transforming Bacteria: Now Powered By Hydrogen
Nitrite-oxidizing bacteria are key players in the natural nitrogen cycle on Earth and in biological wastewater treatment plants but scientists have learned something new about how they are powered. For decades, these specialist bacteria were thought to depend on nitrite as their source of ...
By News Staff
Brain Size Matters When It Comes To Remembering
Want more working memory? Then you need to expand your brain. Credit: Flickr/Elena Gatti, CC BYBy Joel PearsonBefore we had mobile phones, people had to use their own memory to store long phone numbers (or write them down). But getting those numbers into long-term memory could be a real pain.People ...
By The Conversation
Sugar Substance Methylglyoxal Damages Good HDL Cholesterol - Study
A new study finds that 'good' cholesterol is damaged by a sugar-derived substance, methylglyoxal (MG), was found to damage the 'good' cholesterol High Density Lipoprotein - HDL - which removes excess levels of bad cholesterol from the body. Methylglyoxal is formed from glucose in the body. It ...
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Cut Greenhouse Gases Using Microbes
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent greenhouse gas that is also responsible for destroying the ozone layer.  INRA researchers in Dijon have shown that the ability of soils to eliminate N2O can mainly be explained by the diversity and abundance of a new group of micro-organisms that are capable ...
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Your Microbiome Is Shared With Your Family...Including Your Pets
Humans transport microbes around their environment. Image: Argonne National LaboratoryBy Emma Saville, The Conversation and Penny Orbell, The ConversationMicrobial communities vary greatly between different households but are similar among members of the same household – including pets – according ...
By The Conversation
Wockhardt Is First Indian Pharmaceutical Company To Get FDA QIDP Status
Wockhardt Limited announced that two of its drugs, WCK 771 and WCK 2349, received the coveted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) status from U.S. Food&Drug Administration (FDA). QIDP status is granted to drugs which act against pathogens which have a high degree of unmet need in their ...
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Low Carb Vs. Low Fat Diets: Which Is Better?
In every study every done on weight loss, people who consumed fewer calories than they burned lost weight. It is guaranteed success.But some people are in a hurry and diet fads come and go - martinis, gluten-free, tapeworms, they have all had their moment, yet low fat versus low sugar debates ...
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Blood In Urine Can Be Invisible - And It May Indicate Bladder Cancer
Visible blood in urine is the best known indicator of bladder cancer but new research  finds that invisible blood in urine may be an early warning sign of bladder cancer.  Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School found that 1 in 60 people over the age of 60 who had invisible ...
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Tissue-Specific Cancers - Repressing The Repressors
In a cell's nucleus, chromosomal DNA is tightly bound to structural proteins known as histones, an amalgam biologists call chromatin. Until a few decades ago, histones were regarded as a nuclear "sidekick," the packing material around which the glamorous DNA strands were wrapped.  In 2012 ...
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Do We Need A Law To Help People Try Experimental Drugs?
People with life-threatening or incurable diseases may be willing to try experimental drugs and unproven treatments. Credit: juicyrai/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDBy Tina Cockburn, Queensland University of Technology and Bill Madden, Queensland University of TechnologyPeople with life-threatening or incurable ...
By The Conversation
Ethno-Psychiatry: How The British Treated "Hardcore" Women In The Mau Mau Rebellion
New research on the treatment of 'hardcore' female Mau Mau prisoners by the British in the late 1950s sheds new light on how ideas about gender, deviancy and mental health shaped colonial practices of punishment.The treatment of the Mau Mau by the British has led to compensation claims in the courts ...
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Learning To Read By Tricking The Brain
Even for experienced readers, mirror-image letters like b/d or p/q can be confusing. Why is it difficult for some to differentiate these letters? When learning to read, our brain must be able to inhibit the mirror-generalization process, a mechanism that facilitates the recognition of identical ...
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How Neuroscience Is Being Used To Spread Quackery In Business And Education
Image: If only neuroscience was that easy. Credit: quixotecr, CC BY-NC-NDBy Matt Wall, Imperial College LondonDuring World War II, residents on the islands in the southern Pacific Ocean saw heavy activity by US planes, bringing in goods and supplies for the soldiers. In many cases, this was the ...
By The Conversation
New Cancer-Hunting 'Nano-Robots' To Seek And Destroy Tumors
Nano-robots have cancer in their sights. Credit: StephenMitchell/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDBy Dr. Jason Liu, Monash UniversityIt sounds like a scene from a science fiction novel – an army of tiny weaponized robots traveling around a human body, hunting down malignant tumours and destroying them from ...
By The Conversation
The Sport Science Regime That Helped Boxer Kell Brook Become A World Champion
Kell Brook and two of the Sheffield Hallam University team. Credit: Sheffield Hallam University.By Alan Ruddock, Sheffield Hallam UniversityAmid all the flashing lights, it was a moment of sheer exhilaration when the winner was finally announced: “By a majority decision, the new IBF welterweight ...
By The Conversation
Your Insurer Could Soon Know A Lot More Than How Fast You Drive
Image credit:  Peter Blanchard via flickr | Rights information:  Benjamin Plackett,  Inside Science(Inside Science) -- It may be unintentional, but it’s possible that your car insurer may know a lot more about where you go than ...
By Inside Science
Tiny Implanted Sensor And Your Smartphone Could Help Prevent Blindness
Checking for glaucoma. Image credit: communityeyehealth,  CC BY-NCBy David Crabb, City University LondonScientists have proposed a way to monitor glaucoma using a tiny device implanted in the eye. Readings from the device could be monitored by a smartphone. The technology could help prevent ...
By The Conversation
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