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Could Life Have Existed Just 15 Million Years After The Big Bang?
A new paper suggests that planets from the remnants of the universe's earliest stars could have supported life on dim, warm planets. Credit: NASA/WMAP Science TeamBy: Ker Than, Inside Science(Inside Science) -- Life in the universe could be much older than previously thought, forming as early as ...
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The Strange Organic Molecules In Titan's Atmosphere
While studying the atmosphere on Saturn's moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles. These misaligned features seem to defy conventional thinking about Titan's windy atmosphere, which should quickly smear out ...
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The Comets Of Beta Pictoris
Beta Pictoris is a young star, only about 20 million years old, located about 63 light-years from us. It is surrounded by a huge disc of material, a very active young planetary system where gas and dust are produced by the evaporation of comets and the collisions of asteroids. Flavien Kiefer (IAP/CNRS/UPMC) ...
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Hand Sanitizers Increase BPA Levels From Cash Register Receipts
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. It is also used in thermal paper cash register receipts and a new paper finds that is cause for concern. BPA ...
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Deinocheirus Mirificus Puzzle Solved, Revealing The Weirdest-Looking Creature To Walk The Planet
Deinocheirus mirificus. Credit: Yuong-Nam LeeBy Stephen Brusatte, University of EdinburghEverywhere scientists look it seems like they are finding dinosaurs. A new species is emerging at the astounding pace of one per week. And this continues with the announcement of perhaps the strangest dinosaur ...
By The Conversation
The World's Continents Weren't Always Created In The Way That We Thought
How many continents can you count on one hand? Image: ChonesBy Nick Rawlinson, University of AberdeenFrom the 1950s until recently, we thought we had a clear idea of how continents form. Most people will have heard of plate tectonics: moving pieces on the surface of the planet that collide, pull ...
By The Conversation
Tropical Depression 9: Bay Of Campeche In The Gulf Of Mexico
NOAA's GOES-East Satellite captured the birth of Tropical Depression Nine formed over the western Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to make a quick landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The clouds associated with the depression stretched over the Yucatan Peninsula and into the ...
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Epidemiologists Link Air Pollution To Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorder, a range of conditions characterized by social deficits and communication difficulties, were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers' pregnancies and the first two years of life compared to children without ...
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Drink Up, Baby Boomer: Alcohol Associated With Better Memory
A new study found that people ages 60 and older who do not have dementia benefit from light alcohol consumption; it has been associated with higher episodic memory, the ability to recall memories of events.  Moderate alcohol consumption was also linked with a larger volume in the hippocampus ...
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How Lymph Nodes Expand During Disease
A new paper finds that the same specialized immune cells that patrol the body and spot infections also trigger the expansion of the immune organs known as lymph nodes. The immune system defends the body from infections but can also spot and destroy cancer cells and lymph nodes are at the heart ...
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Biological Clock: Graveyard Shift Workers Might Want To Skip High-Iron Foods
Disrupted circadian clocks are listed as a possible reason that shift workers experience higher incidences of type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer. The body's primary circadian clock, which regulates sleep and eating, is in the brain, but other body tissues also have circadian clocks, including ...
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Hunters Unite: Global Warming Implicated In Animal Size
Alpine goats appear to be shrinking in size, according to scholars at Durham University, and that is due to global warming over the past 30 years, they say.   Young Chamois now weigh about 25 percent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s, they found, and note that in recent ...
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Type 1 Diabetes Surges In White Kids
White children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group, according to a new paper in Diabetes. The study included data from more than 2 million children and adolescents living in diverse geographic regions of the United States ...
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Disabled People In The US Have Poor Nutrition
A new study finds that though most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, those with disabilities do substantially worse. At least 10 percent of U.S. adults fit into one or more category of disability, from those who have difficulties with activities of daily living ...
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Herbal Medicines Found To Have Dangerous Levels Of Toxic Mold
Up to 64% of people worldwide use medicinal plants to treat illnesses and relieve pain, and the herbal medicine market is worth $60 billion annually. Despite the increasing popularity of herbal medicine, the sale of medicinal plants is mostly unregulated, because they do not claim to be medicine ...
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Cancer Mutations, Now With Faster Modeling
By sequencing the genomes of tumor cells, thousands of genetic mutations have been linked with cancer.Sifting through this deluge of information to figure out which of these mutations actually drive cancer growth has proven to be a tedious, time-consuming process but MIT researchers have now developed ...
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It Takes More Than Singing To Strike A Chord In Music Education
Credit: Khairil Zhafri, CC BYBy Anita Collins, University of CanberraRecently, Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne and Arts Minister George Brandis announced $594,000 in funding for a new national music teachers mentorship program. The details have sent music educators and music education ...
By The Conversation
Why Do We Find It So Hard To Write About Ourselves?
Credit: The ConversationBy Jordan Gaines Lewis, Penn State College of MedicineIf you’ve ever applied for a job, you know how hard it is to write the perfect cover letter that will make you stand out above all the other applicants. It’s a competitive job market, and more often than not, career ...
By The Conversation
Why Climate 'Uncertainty' Is No Excuse For Doing Nothing
Science can't tell us exactly when the rising oceans will swallow up the Maldives, but it can give us a good idea. Credit: Hiroyuki-H, CC BY-SABy Richard Pancost, University of Bristol and Stephan Lewandowsky, University of BristolFormer environment minister Owen Paterson has called for the UK ...
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Violent Immersion: How 3-D Gaming Affects Player Emotions
Playing violent video games in 3-D makes everything seem more real –  and in a new study researchers found that people who played violent video games in 3-D showed more evidence of anger afterward than people who played games on 2-D systems. That may have troubling consequences for ...
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This Is Not The Immigration Crisis You're Looking For
When is an immigration crisis not an immigration crisis? When people who do not live where it is happening change the definition of an immigration crisis.A new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy examines historical immigration data, the "push" and "pull" factors currently ...
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Competition, Not Mandates And Subsidies, Keep Health-Care Costs Low - Study
America has a health care problem. It is excellent, the best in the world, but it is expensive. Rather than solving the problems of defensive medicine costs, designed to prevent lawsuits by conducting unnecessary tests, or tort reform to prevent lawyers from convincing people they are 'suing an ...
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In Defense Of NIMBY-ism
It's easy to sneer at people for protecting their backyards, but what if there's a compelling reason to do so? Mickey DeRham photos, CC BY-NCBy Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University.The term NIMBY – “not in my back yard"– has long been used to criticize ...
By The Conversation
Ebola In The USA: Don't Trust What You Read On Twitter
Think twice before you over-react. Image: Jim Bourg/ReutersBy Alfred Hermida, University of British Columbia Whatever you do, don’t turn to Twitter for news about Ebola. The volume and tone of tweets and retweets about the disease will make you wish you were watching the zombie apocalypse of ...
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