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It’s About Time: Young Galaxies Were Dense, Intense Star-Makers
There are some massive galaxies out there, and we now know a little about their early life.Credit: Lauro Roger McAllister/Flickr, CC BYBy Edward Taylor, University of MelbourneA piece of the galaxy formation puzzle may have fallen into place, thanks to a team of European and American astronomers ...
By The Conversation
Best Places On Mars For Droplets, & Shallow Flows Of Liquid Water - Where Microbial Life May Flourish
This is an exciting field which developed over just the last six years or so. There are many academic papers - but I haven't been able to find a good overview of the field in non technical language. So, let's have a go at that. I'll draw heavily on Nilton Renno's technical overview from last year ...
By Robert Walker
What Lit Up The Early Universe, Numerous Faint Galaxies Or Quasars?
New simulations hope to uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built.  "Which produces more light? A country's biggest cities or its many tiny towns?" asks Dr. Andrew Pontzen, University College London cosmologist ...
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Holographic Noise Speculation: Maybe You Are A 2-D Hologram
The Holometer, an experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, has started collecting data but researchers are not going to wait to start their media blitz; they are throwing out  mind-bending speculation, like that perhaps we live in a hologram. Much like characters on ...
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Ghost Fishing: How To Prevent Lost Traps
Thousands of fishing traps are lost each year in U.S. waters. These derelict traps continue "ghost fishing" and catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles, which results in losses to habitat, fisheries, and the watermen who depend on the resources - losses that are largely preventable ...
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Ring Of Fire Tectonic Plate Is Cooling - And Shrinking
The tectonic plate that dominates the Pacific "Ring of Fire" is not as rigid as most assume, and it's getting less fiery. according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Nevada.  Rice geophysicist Richard Gordon and Corné Kreemer, an associate professor at the University ...
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Ross Garnaut: China To Reach 'Peak Coal' For Electricity By 2015
As early as 2015 China’s use of thermal coal for electricity could peak. Bret Arnett/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SABy James Whitmore, The ConversationChina’s use of coal for electricity could peak as early as next year, then decline until 2020 in a turnaround of “global importance”, according to economist ...
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Carbon And Biomass: Earth Can Sustain More Plant Growth Than Estimates Showed
A new analysis suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass – the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts – than previous estimates showed.In modeling, earth scientists tend to make a lot of simplifying assumptions, and one of ...
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Why Listeria Is So Hard To Fight
Credit: CDCListeria is a dreaded bacterium that can be found in foods. The bacterium is notoriously difficult to fight because it has an almost uncanny ability to adapt to changes in its surrounding. In the United States, it is more prevalent in products like raw milk, foods that have not been ...
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Changes To Bugs In The Gut Could Prevent Food Allergies
Allergic reactions to food have dramatically increased over the past 10 to 20 years. Dan Peled/AAP, CC BYBy Alexandra Miller, The Conversation and Reema Rattan, The ConversationChanging the bacteria in the gut could treat and prevent life-threatening allergies, according to research published in ...
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Ionic Liquids: Busting Through Biofilm Shatters Defenses Of Serious Skin Infections
Biofilms are the first line of defense for harmful bacteria and make the treatment of skin infections especially difficult because microorganisms protected in a biofilm have antibiotic resistance and recalcitrance to treatment. Biofilm-protected bacteria account for some 80 percent of total ...
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Resilience Management: What The Bubonic Plague Can Teach Us About Ebola
In the 14th century, Venice was in many ways still a world power in its own right. The days when it could topple kingdoms using commerce were behind it, but it was still an important trade destination. In that period, trade meant ports and ports meant the Bubonic Plague in 1347.When it ...
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Tomato-Rich Diet Linked To Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
Epidemiologists have correlated eating over 10 portions per week of tomatoes with an 18 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide and diagnosed rates are higher in developed countries, which some claim ...
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Modern Traditional Chinese Medicine: Triptolide Plus Nanotech Could Improve Cancer Treatment
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-associated death worldwide, due to the difficulty in treating this cancer using conventional chemotherapeutic drugs such as doxorubicin, epirubicin, cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil or etoposide. A group in Asia believes this may be ...
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Link Between Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure And Autism Risk Questioned
Some epidemiological papers have linked an increased risk of autism in children with women who took antidepressants during pregnancy. Suggestions have been that antidepressants or severe maternal depression cause autism. In a Molecular Psychiatry paper, investigators from Massachusetts General ...
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Aspirin Linked To Reduced Risk Of Reccurring Blood Clots
Aspirin may be a promising alternative for those who can't take long-term anticoagulant drugs that prevent clots from reoccurring in the veins, according to a new paper in Circulation. In a combined analysis of two similar independent studies, 1,224 patients who received 100 mg of aspirin a day ...
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Wild Nights Of The Canaanites Revealed By Massive Wine Cellar Discovery
A key part of civilization? Credit: E Photos, CC BY-SABy Karlena Tomc-Barbosa, Durham UniversityThe discovery of a 4,000-year-old wine cellar in Israel has provided the best direct evidence yet of the raucous, boozy celebrations that were a key part of the region’s culture at the time.The cellar ...
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Bronze Age Wine Cellar Found In Israel
A Middle Bronze Age Canaanite palace at the Tel Kabri excavation in Israel has revealed an ancient wine cellar.Wine production, distribution, and consumption are thought to have played a role in the lives of those living in the Mediterranean and Near East during the Middle Bronze Age (1900-1600 ...
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Why Osteopaths Want To Be Called Doctor: Marginal Members Emphasize Group Identity
In the United States northeast, there is a joke that there is an easy way to spot someone who went to Harvard or Yale; it will be the person asking which college you attended. You can substitute Mensa or lots of other groups that have status for members but a new psychology paper says what ...
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Disillusioned Churchgoers Undergo A Moral Identity Crisis
Dsillusioned churchgoers may find it increasingly difficult to remain associated with their church, yet many also find it difficult to leave.  They have not only a moral identity crisis but deep identity crises as their most important relationships and beliefs are put at risk. The ...
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NMR Technique Could Spot Organic Food Fraud
A growing number of consumers are willing to pay a premium for fruits, vegetables and other foods labeled "organic", but whether they're getting what the label claims is another matter. For over a decade it has been known that since there is no surprise spot testing of farms, and very little ...
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Married Couples Who Smoke Pot Have Fewer Domestic Violence Incidents
A look at 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.   The scholars attempted to clarify inconsistent findings about domestic violence among pot-smoking couples that primarily has been based on cross-sectional ...
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Why Smoking Shouldn't Give Movies An Automatic R Rating
Parents are more likely to be concerned with strong violence than smoking in a movie. Daniel Imfeld/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA By Simon Chapman, University of SydneyIn an era when cinema attendance is in continual decline, the United States Surgeon General’s proposal that all movies depicting ...
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Key To Speed? Elite Sprinters Maximize Force To Ground
The world's fastest sprinters have unique gait features that account for some of their ability to achieve fast speeds, according to two new studies which indicate that the secret to elite sprinting speeds lies in the distinct limb dynamics sprinters use to elevate ground forces upon foot-ground ...
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