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2014J And M82 May Reveal What Causes A Type Ia Supernova
New research may help to solve the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in galaxy M82 11 million light years away. The supernova, a giant explosion of a star and the closest one to the Earth in decades, was discovered earlier this year and new research into its cause used vast networks ...
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Electric Sparking May Have Altered Properties Of Lunar Dust
The moon is a tranquil place but an article in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets suggests that periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties of the soil in the moon's coldest craters through the process of sparking - it just took eons. The ...
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Mars, Saturn And The Claws Of Scorpius
Across Australia, catch Mars and Saturn around 8 pm local time.Source: Museum Victoria/Stellarium By Tanya Hill, Museum VictoriaLook up at the night sky this week and you’ll find Mars and Saturn together in the west. Mars stands out with its reddish colouring and you might just be able to detect ...
By The Conversation
Water Gunks Up Biofuels Production
Biofuels production has never lived up to the hype. It does something, so it is less hype than quantum computers have been for 15 years, but biofuels suffer from inefficiencies that have kept it from improving due to time and experience, some of which is that subsidies and mandates lead to less ...
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Sunlight To Blame For CO2 Release In Arctic Permafrost, Not Microbes
The vast reservoir of carbon stored in Arctic permafrost is gradually being converted back to carbon dioxide (CO2) after entering the freshwater system in a process thought to be controlled largely by microbial activity, but a new study concludes that sunlight, not bacteria, is the key to triggering ...
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Viruses Take Down Massive Algal Blooms - And A Whole Lot Of Carbon Dioxide
Algae is a bad thing in your poor, but in the ocean they are the ultimate source of all organic matter that marine animals depend upon. Using a combination of satellite imagery and laboratory experiments, researchers have evidence showing that algae is sucking up climate-warming carbon dioxide ...
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Your Landscaping Could Be Causing Tornados
By Karin Heineman, Inside ScienceWhen tornadoes hit, they are often quick, deadly and come without warning.In 2013, more than fifty people were killed during tornadoes.“We have tornadoes at daytime, we have tornadoes at night,” said Dev Niyogi, a climatologist at Purdue University in West Lafayette ...
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Don't Dismiss A 2014 'Super' El Niño Just Yet
By Agus Santoso, Senior Research Associate at UNSW Australia.It looks like it’s all over bar the shouting for the chance of this year bringing on a “super” El Niño. Or is it?The Bureau of Meteorology has brought the odds of an El Niño event down to 50%, from 70%. Even if it hits, most authorities ...
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Mutated Polio Virus Breaches Vaccine Protection
Thanks to effective vaccination, polio is nearly eradicated and only a few hundred people are stricken worldwide each year. But researchers in PNAS have reported alarming findings: a mutated virus was able to resist the vaccine protection to a considerable extent in the Congo in 2010. The ...
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13 Year Old Finds Fungus Deadly To AIDS Patients
Fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades literally grow on trees. For that discovery, we can thank a 13-year-old girl who spent the summer gathering soil and tree samples from areas around Los Angeles hardest hit by infections of the fungus ...
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Allergic To Milk Or Lactose Intolerant? Here's Why
People allergic to milk often assume they have lactose intolerance, but they are actually different mechanisms that occur in different parts of the body. People with lactose intolerance do not digest lactose properly because they lack an enzyme known as lactase - and that results in digestive ...
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Hormone Analysis Helps Horny Rhinos
A comprehensive study of rhino reproduction over six years encompassed 90% of the European population of captive black rhinos in Europe highlights and finds that hormone analysis could improve the success of breeding programs.In total, 9,743 samples from 11 zoos were sent to Chester Zoo's Wildlife ...
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Discharged Without Diagnosis When Health Care Is Free
Chest pain, breathing difficulties, fainting. Each year approximately 25 percent of patients admitted to medical departments with symptoms of serious illness are sent home again without receiving a diagnosis of the severe symptoms that led to their hospitalization, find Aarhus University and Aarhus ...
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Risk Factors For Urinary Tract Infections In Young Girls
Young girls with an intense, red, itchy rash on their outer genital organs - vulvitis - may be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Vulvitis is not a disease, but rather inflammation of the the vulva. It ...
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Futile ICU Care Prevents Other Patients From Getting Treatment
In a bygone era, doctors thought every life was important. Treatment was aggressive and persistent in intensive care units even when it might be futile. In the 21st century world, resources are the first consideration, and there are plenty of ideas about ways to curb treatment and lower costs ...
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Indication Of Considerable Added Benefit Using Ruxolitinib For Myelofibrosis
Ruxolitinib (trade name: Jakavi) has been approved since August 2012 for the treatment of adults with myelofibrosis. Myelofibrosis is a rare disease of the bone marrow, in which the bone marrow is replaced by connective tissue. As a consequence of this so-called fibrosis, the bone marrow is no ...
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Weekend Science: When It Comes To Pizza Aesthetics, Cheese Matters
Most consumers have an idea of their favorite pizza and it may have nothing at all to do with taste. The imagery on television commercials is gooey cheese stretching from the pie to the slice.Marketers have always known that cheese matters and now science is backing that up. Writing in the ...
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Orgasm Rates For Single Women Less Predictable Than Men
During sex with a familiar partner, men have the highest orgasm rates - though lesbian women apparently don't do too badly. On average, men experience orgasm 85.1 percent of the time, with only slight deviation by sexual orientation but women experience orgasm 62.9 percent of the time, with lesbian ...
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Smartphone Social Slippage: Young People Losing Ability To Read Emotions
It's a smartphone world; a decade ago a crowded train of passengers all locked into their phones texting to other people while ignoring the live humans six inches from them was just xenophobic Japanese culture but today it is common all across the developed world.Psychologists worry that children ...
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Paleolithic Escargot - Prehistoric Spaniards Cooked Snails 30,000 Years Ago
The Paleolithic inhabitants of modern-day Spain may have eaten snails 30,000 years ago - 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbors, according to a recent paper. Snails were widespread in the Late Pleistocene and Holocene, but it is still unknown when and how they were incorporated ...
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Citizen Scientists As Sentinels: Saving Lives Near The Throat Of Fire
A volunteer group of citizen scientists set up to safeguard communities around the 'Throat of Fire' Tungurahua volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes is saving lives, according to a new paper. More than 600 million people live close to active volcanoes worldwide. Living safely in those dangerous areas ...
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Snowplow, Helicopter – Medieval? Parenting Advice For The Ages
Christine de Pisan instructs her son, Jean de Castel, c.1413. Source: Wikimedia CommonsBy Juanita Feros Ruys, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director of the Medieval and Early Modern Centre at University of SydneyAre you a helicopter parent, hovering around your offspring at all times? Perhaps ...
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Paid Editors On Wikipedia – Should You Be Worried?
Paid editors on Wikipedia – should you be worried?By Kim Osman, PhD Candidate at Queensland University of TechnologyWhether you trust it or ignore it, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world and accessed by millions of people every day. So would you trust it any more (or even ...
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Muslims Are Not Too Culturally Immature For Democracy
When America invaded both Iraq and Afghanistan, critics of President George Bush insisted that Muslim countries were not ready for democracy and he would fail. Were they right? Does Islam only lend itself to dictatorships?The record in the past hundred years is not good. What was once a cradle ...
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