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The Organic Smog And Ozone Created By Cleaning Your House
An organic compound called limonene provides the pleasant smell of cleaning products and air fresheners but some byproducts of these sweet-smelling compounds could be adding to the air while they remove germs and odors.By cleaning your house, you could be adding smog and ozone to it.  ...
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One Giant Leap For Preservation: Protecting Moon Landing Sites
With private space missions just around the corner, we need to think about keeping important lunar sites safe. Cultsofhteshadow/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDBy Beth O'Leary, New Mexico State UniversityWho will preserve the first lunar landing site at Tranquility Base for future generations?It seems an odd ...
By The Conversation
More X-Class Flares Erupting From Giant Solar Sunspot
This morning, a large active region on the sun erupted with another X-class flare, its fourth since Oct. 24th.  Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense ...
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From The Mouths Of Baby Fireballs
The first images of a nova during its early fireball stage - when it ejects material and gases expand and cool - have been delivered from a nova that erupted last year in the constellation Delphinus.   A nova occurs after a thin layer of hydrogen builds up on the surface of a white dwarf ...
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Where Did All The Oil From The Deepwater Horizon Spill Go?
Damage assessments from environmental hazards are always a challenge because of the competing constituencies pulling on science and the fuzzy nature of estimates. After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration was editing science reports to reflect its goals ...
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Culling The Population Is Not A Realistic Environmental Solution
In the 1960s and '70s, population bomb reality was said to be as settled as climate change is today. No less than Dr. John Holdren, current Obama administration Science Czar, co-authored a book called Ecoscience, which argued that forced sterilization and mass abortions might  be necessary ...
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How The Air We Breathe Was Created By Earth's Tectonic Plates
By Simon Redfern, University of CambridgeHow is it that Earth developed an atmosphere that made the development of life possible? A study published in the journal Nature Geoscience links the origins of Earth’s nitrogen-rich atmosphere to the same tectonic forces that drive mountain-building and ...
By The Conversation
Plants Absorb More CO2 Than We Thought, But...
A recent study shows plants may absorb more carbon than we thought. Jason Samfield/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SABy Pep Canadell, CSIROThrough burning fossil fuels, humans are rapidly driving up levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which in turn is raising global temperatures.But not all the CO2 released ...
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Mini Human Stomach Created In The Lab - Using Adult Stem Cells
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) became the target of researchers a decade ago due to restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). While media reports were claiming biology was dead if President Bush didn't violate President Clinton's Dickey-Wicker law, researchers ...
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Okay With Disgusting Images? You Vote This Way 95 Percent Of The Time
Maggot infestations, rotting carcasses, unidentifiable gunk in the kitchen sink – how much your brain responds to disgusting images could predict whether you are liberal or conservative.If you don't want to read any further because this is based on functional magnetic resonance imaging and claims ...
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Homo Floresiensis: Hobbit Species Continues To Provoke Questions About Human Evolution
By Sarah King, Genetic Literacy ProjectSince the discovery in 2004 of Homo floresiensis, an ancient hominid nicknamed “Flo” and also “hobbit”, after the diminutive villagers from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, due to her small size relative to modern humans, much debate has ...
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Not All Science Is Created Equal: The Story Of Genetically Engineered Crops
By Robert Wager, Genetic Literacy ProjectThere is tremendous controversy about genetically modified (GM) crops and derived food. Even the definition of what is a GM crop can differ depending upon with whom you talk. From a strictly scientific perspective all food has been manipulated at the genetic ...
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Now That People Are Thinking About Ebola Vaccines, Pay More Attention To Measles
Measles is one of the most contagious of vaccine-preventable diseases, with the average person with measles capable of infecting 12-18 people if susceptible, and the contagiousness of measles infection highlights gaps in vaccination in the United States that have appeared over the last decade ...
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The Risks And Rewards Of Two Popular Gastric Bypass Procedures
A recent study compared two of the most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures.There are tradeoffs between the two surgical approaches in potential risks and benefits and so there has been an ongoing debate about which can achieve weight loss, with conflicting results in systematic ...
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PRC1 Caught: Cancer-Related Cell Enzyme In Action
A research team has produced a detailed working image of an enzyme in the Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1) related to the BRCA1 breast-cancer protein. PRC1 regulates cell development and is associated with many types of cancer because enzymes like PRC1 turn on or turn off the ...
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Too Much Milk Linked To Higher Osteoporotic Fractures
A diet rich in milk products is promoted as strengthening bones and reducing the likelihood of osteoporotic fractures, but dairy lobby marketing aside, actual research related to the benefits of milk for the prevention of fractures or influence on mortality rates has found evidence for and against ...
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US Wildlife Bans On GMOs And Neonics Lack Transparency And Scientific Rationale
By Val Giddings, Genetic Literacy ProjectWith little fanfare, last summer the U.S. Fish  &  Wildlife Service announced it would formally ban the use of seeds treated with neonicotinoid pesticides, (a newer, safer generation of seed treatments to protect against pests) and the use of crops ...
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Don't Believe In Global Warming? Women Won't Vote For You
In the United States, Democrats have long insisted that women should vote for Democrats, because abortion was the most important issue.Abortion is not really an issue any more. It was allowed by states prior to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and has been the law of the land for 40 years ...
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For Better Learning, Make Some Mistakes
If you take an online practice test, which answer is most likely to stick with you, the ones you got correct or that one you got wrong?A new paper finds that making mistakes while learning can benefit memory and lead to the correct answer, but only if the guesses are close. "Making random guesses ...
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Red Baron: Air Ace, Nazi Killer, Emotional Patriot – Changing Faces Of A German War Hero
Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, with other members of his unit. Credit: Germany Army.By Ingrid Sharp, University of LeedsThe idea of a war hero is still strong in the UK and in the other Allied countries. War memorials are a central feature of the regular commemoration services, Churchill ...
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Mercury Program: Want To Own The Camera Used By Schirra And Cooper In Space? It's Up For Auction
The camera and lens that Wally Schirra and Gordo Cooper carried into space during their Mercury Program flights is going up for auction in a few weeks. Wally Schirra, a known camera enthusiast, said the Hasselblad camera they used was held in highest regard by photographers for its superior ...
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Talking While Female: 6 Things About The Perception Of Women's Voices
You may not have realized it, but women's voices are a big topic. For women, at least. I suppose it may be true. If someone asks me to describe the characters in television comedy "The Big Bang Theory", my natural response would be 'the guy that matches the stereotype of how people think physicists ...
By Hank Campbell
In The UK NHS, Interest In Being A General Practicioner Has Dwindled
The United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) is very popular with people who have no serious issues, because it is free - if they have to wait a few weeks, it is no big deal. For doctors, it isn't so great. The cost to attend medical school is not high, around $15,000 per year, but in their ...
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Who Trusts Government The Most? Black Republicans
The far left in America loves government. Advocacy groups are always calling for new laws, new regulations, new bans and more layers of bureaucracy to put a stop to whatever they dislike. The right is increasingly suspicious of it, regarding every policy as a road to George Orwell's "1984".That ...
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Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a streamer...  more »
Underneath the ancient royal buried ground of Saqqara in the Egyptian desert lies something even...  more »
Regular meditation along with a mindful lifestyle path can help individuals control and recover...  more »
Just a short entry to mention that the blog of my colleague Michael Schmitt, a professor at Northwestern...  more »
Saturday, I launched my first Experiment.com project to crowd-fund my PhD dissertation...  more »