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Predicting Landslides With Light
Optical sensors are used all around the world to monitor the condition of difficult-to-access places like the underbellies of bridges, the exterior walls of tunnels, the feet of dams, long pipelines and railways in remote areas.Now a team of researchers is putting them in the hills, embedding them ...
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The Origin Of Neptune And Uranus
A team of researchers has proposed a solution to the problematic chemical composition of Neptune and Uranus, perhaps providing clues for understanding their formation. Uranus and Neptune, which post-Pluto are considered the outermost planets in the Solar System by the International Astronomical ...
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Spin-Based Computing: Single Material Is Both Semiconductor And Magnetic
Electricity and magnetism rule our digital world but they are really 19th century advancements still being optimized in the 21st. In our current scheme, semiconductors process electrical information while magnetic materials enable long-term data storage but research team has discovered a way to ...
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Interstellar Molecules Branch Out
Scientists have time detected a carbon-bearing molecule with a "branched" structure in interstellar space. The molecule, iso-propyl cyanide (i-C3H7CN), was discovered in the giant gas cloud Sagittarius B2, a region of ongoing star formation close to the center of our galaxy that is a hot-spot for ...
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Pollution Linked To Sea Turtle Cancer
Farm runoff and urban pollution in the Hawaiian islands is causing sea turtle tumors, according to a study in PeerJ. The paper by researchers at  Duke University, the University of Hawaii and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finds that nitrogen in the runoff ends up in algae ...
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Triple R: California Drought Linked To Global Warming
Though the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has asked climate scientists not to attribute weather conditions to climate change, a new paper is doing just that. A team writing in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society says that the atmospheric conditions ...
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Nordic Seas Saline - It's The Gulfsream, Not The Melting Arctic
There is less saline in Nordic Seas but that can't be blamed on more Arctic waters due to global warming. Instead, it is that the Gulf Stream has provided less salt. The Nordic Seas have freshened substantially since 1950. This has happened at the same time as there has been observed increased ...
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If Trees Could Talk What Tales They'd Tell
Permafrost thaw kills forests in Canada, while drought kills trees in India and Borneo. In the U.S., in Virginia, over-abundant deer eat trees before they reach maturity, while nitrogen pollution has changed soil chemistry in Panama. Continents apart, trees have many similar ways to die. Many ...
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Sweat-Rating Bacteria Improve Skin Health - Study
Bacteria that metabolize ammonia may improve skin health and could even be used for the treatment of skin disorders like acne, finds a new study conducted by AOBiome LLC. Ammonia is a major component of sweat. In a small study, human volunteers using the bacteria reported better skin condition ...
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Instant Speciation, Biodiversity - How Gene Doubling Shapes The World
Seedless watermelon, salmon, and strawberries all have one thing in common - unlike most eukaryotic multicellular organisms that have two sets of chromosomes, these organisms are all polyploid, meaning they have three or more sets of chromosomes. Seedless watermelon and salmon have 3 and 4 sets ...
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Less Evolutionary Admixture - A 2,300 Year Old Skeleton From The Ancient Genome World Found
In a region where modern humans are believed to have originated roughly 200,000 years ago,    DNA from the skeleton of a man who lived 2,330 years ago has a DNA profile that places it among the 'earliest diverged' – oldest in genetic terms – found to-date. Somehow the group ...
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Epigenetics Of Being Without Electricity For A Few Days
Epigenetics has been used and abused in many ways - can it tell researchers that an expectant mother had no electricity for a few days?In January of 1998, what came to be called the North American Ice Storm of 1998 occurred. It knocked out power for days in cities and weeks in remote ...
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Americans Get Too Many Colonoscopies
Colonoscopies are a very valuable procedure by which to screen for the presence of colorectal cancer but healthy Americans who undergo the uncomfortable examination often have repeat screenings long before they actually should, finds Gina Kruse of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues in ...
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Trastuzumab Should Remain Standard Of Care For HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
Analysis of more than 8,000 women who participated in the world's largest study of two treatments for HER2-positive breast cancer reinforces clinical trial findings showing that trastuzumab (Herceptin) should remain the standard of care for this cancer. The phase III clinical trial, which tested ...
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Rolapitant Reduces Nausea, Vomiting From Chemotherapy In Phase III Trial
Rolapitant reduces nausea and vomiting in patients receiving cisplatin-based chemotherapy, according to the results of a phase III trial presented for the first time today at the ESMO 2014 Congress in Madrid, Spain. Dr Martin Chasen, lead author and medical director, Palliative Care, Ottawa Hospital ...
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Afatinib Improves Progression-Free Cancer Survival
Afatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, significantly improved progression-free survival compared to methotrexate in patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck after failure of platinum-based chemotherapy, the results of a phase III trial presented at ...
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In Men, Smiles Become Contagious When Alcohol Is Involved
Consuming an alcoholic beverage may make men more responsive to the smiles of others in their social group,  but now women.That suggests to psychologists behind a new paper in Clinical Psychological Science that since alcohol increases sensitivity to rewarding social behaviors like smiling ...
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Depression Surveys Linked To Unnecessary Antidepressant Prescriptions
Almost everyone agrees the Western world is over-prescribed; except the people doing the prescribing. Symptom-based medicine stopped being used 50 years ago but when it comes to mood disorders, it is still the norm. And "brief depression symptom measures," the self-administered questionnaires ...
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Should Norway Be Paying Liberia To Stop Cutting Down Forests?
Norway to the rescue? Credit: Travis Lupick, CC BY-NC-SABy Steffen Böhm, University of Essex and Katharine Rockett, University of EssexDespite all the treaties, pledges, export bans and labeling schemes, the world’s forests are still disappearing at an alarming rate. In poorer countries a forest ...
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Will The True Voice On Climate Change Please Stand Up?
Just don't forget to listen scientists too. Credit: EPABy Toby Miller, Cardiff UniversityWho should political leaders follow when it comes to climate change: environmental scientists, powerful corporations, or a million marchers? Sometimes the three groups disagree, sometimes they concur; but even ...
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Brain Injury In Sport Is An Unfolding Tragedy – We're Only Now Starting To Count The Cost
Dave ‘Bear’ Duerson, 22, in action. Credit: PABy Jordan Gaines Lewis, Penn State College of MedicineAh, football. The great American pastime.The freshly cut grass and crisply-painted yard lines. The sound of helmets clashing in an epic stack of large men vying for a single ball. Stands packed ...
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Lymphocyte Genome Sensitivity Determines Likelihood Of Getting Cancer
A new report shows early detection of cancer could one day be as easy as a simple blood test. This test, called the "lymphocyte genome sensitivity" (LGS) test, could not only detect some cancers earlier than ever before, but it may eliminate the need for some types of biopsies, as well as identify ...
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Uncertainty Improves The Math Of Fluid Flow
Mathematicians have introduced a new element of uncertainty into an equation used to describe the behavior of fluids, which might make it possible to better reflect the inherent uncertainties of the natural world.Math can prove almost anything. Hardly a month goes by without someone proving time ...
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Hamstring Tester May Keep More Athletes On The Field
Can hamstring injury be predicted? Hamstring strains account for most non-contact injuries in Australian rules football, football and rugby union, as well as track events like sprinting, and a team led by Dr. Anthony Shield, from Queensland University of Technology, and Dr. David Opar of ...
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