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Sawtooth Swings In Fusion Plasma Stabilized
Up-and-down ripples, swings that rise and recede like the teeth on a saw blade, are found in everything from stock prices on Wall Street to ocean waves; and they occur periodically in the temperature and density of the plasma that fuels fusion reactions in doughnut-shaped facilities called tokamaks ...
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New Type Of Dibaryon Predicted - But Is It Real?
If you want to know how to do time travel, ask a mathematician. If you want to show how math is not science, but is instead the language of science, hand those equations to a physicist. That is the challenge proponents of a new type of "dibaryon" - a particle that contains six quarks ...
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Even The Smell Of Coffee Boosts Math Performance
Coffee is the official drink of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), so much so that a new study finds that it's downright Pavlovian. Even the smell of coffee boosts numerical performance. In their experiment, scholars administered a 10-question Graduate Management Aptitude Test ...
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New Class Of Commercial Herbicide Is All Natural - But Discovered Using Science
Nature is not just out to kill us, it is out to kill itself, in the interest of surviving over the long term. That is why even the most wholesome backyard organic garden is a hotbed of combat between plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil fighting for space to grow. To defeat a plant,  ...
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Global Warming Could Ruin The Internet
At the Applied Networking Research Workshop, a meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Internet Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, one group claimed critical communications infrastructure, buried fiber optic cable, could be submerged by rising seas ...
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Bees: It's The Viruses That Are The Problem
While environmentalists raise millions of dollars insisting they will get targeted pesticides (e.g. neonicotinoids) banned to save bees that aren't really in peril, science is looking at things which do actually put bees at risk.At the top of the list is not pesticides, it's nature. An international ...
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Paleontology Challenge: Zombie Fossils
A key part of palaeontology is reconstructing long-extinct creatures to understand what they were like when they were alive. Such knowledge allows us to answer fundamental questions about how they moved and interacted with their environment. How did they feed and reproduce? Which of today's organisms ...
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Sea Level Rise Threatens UK Coastal Wetlands By 2100
A new analysis estimates that if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, sea-level rise will endanger coastal wetlands across the United Kingdom.That conclusion was derived by estimating salt-marsh vulnerability using the geological record of past losses in response to sea-level change. Data ...
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Your First Memory May Not Be Real
Neuroscientists believe that people's earliest memories date from around three to three-and-a-half years of age but many people report memories much earlier than that. It's likely just as fake as claims of repressed memories from the 1980s. At least according to surveys, which are just ...
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Obese People Show DNA Methylation Related To Liver Disease
DNA methylation is a molecular process that helps enable our bodies to repair themselves, fight infection, and get rid of environmental toxins, but new research has shown one way it can go awry: Obesity. Scholars identified how DNA methylation is associated with a condition known as non-alcoholic ...
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Why Pot Gives You The Munchies Identified In Animal Studies
It's no secret that marijuana usage leads to hunger, it even has a colloquial name - "the munchies." But understanding the neuroscience of that that could also help people who lose their appetites during illness.  A family of compounds called cannabinoids, particularly delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol ...
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New Vaccines Instead Of Antibiotics As Approach To Treating Infectious Diseases
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli is a major cause of diarrhea in developing countries, and responsible for at least 300,000 deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization.Effective vaccines have not been developed, so patients infected are treated with antibiotics and supporting measures ...
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Diabetes Raises Risk Of Cancer In Women, And Men, Sometimes
A review of data on nearly 20 million people has concluded that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer.For women the risk is even higher, not just of cancer but also leukemia and cancers of the stomach, mouth and kidney. Men, however, had less risk for liver ...
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Prescription Opioid Use By Congressional District
If you want to map opioid prescription use, you can do it, right down to Congressional district. The highest rates are in the southeastern U.S., Appalachia and the rural west, all areas where there is more manual labor, according to an analysis in American Journal of Public Health. The authors ...
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Cirrhosis Deaths Due To Alcohol Jump Among Young Adults
Between 1999-2016, young adults had substantially higher deaths from cirrhosis in 49 of 50 U.S. states. The deaths linked to the end stages of liver damage jumped by 65 percent with alcohol a major cause in adults age 25-34.The data published in BMJ shows young adults experienced the highest ...
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Intermittent Fasting Fad May Increase Diabetes Risk
Intermittent fasting - fasting every other day - is guaranteed to lose weight in the short term, because it's a crash diet.  But like lots of other fad diets, the people selling books about it are basing their speculation on animal models and an unrealistic amount of optimism. In biological ...
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More Government Grammar Schools Don't Lead To Better Outcomes For Poor Kids
Over 25 years ago, members of Congress saw statistics showing that U.S. people with college educations made more money, and they declared that college education should be a right. The solution was indicative of government - change student loans to being unlimited.Are young people all making more ...
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It's A Social Media World, But The Real World Is Still Local
Social media is king. It can run pizza chain founders out of their companies, it can be used by anti-science activists to mobilize well-meaning science advocates against other science advocates, but what it can't do is change human nature. And human nature says people will visit those nearby.Even ...
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Crowdfunding Is Easier If A Woman Is In Charge
Gender bias against women is nothing new, especially when it comes to seeking venture capital financing for business start-ups,  but in modern crowdfunding -  where a "crowd" of amateur investors make small investments in new companies - culture it is just the opposite; female entrepreneurs ...
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Learning About Ancient Diets From Modern British Teeth
British smiles have an unflattering international image, but a new study has put tartar from infamously bad teeth to good use. By analyzing the teeth of Britons from the Iron Age to the modern day they have leveraged a way to use proteins in tooth tartar to reveal what our ancestors ate. Dental ...
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Multiple Barriers To Treatment For Opioid Users
In 2016, more than 42,000 Americans died of an opioid-related overdose, which is alarming - but most of those deaths were not accidents by pain patients or suicides, they were recreational drug users.There are numerous obstacles to making meaningful progress. For one, legitimate pain patients have ...
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The Weight Loss Industry Is Full Of Woo
There is talk in America of adding even more nutrition information to food labels, but as long as entire industries are exempt from evidence-based claims, it won't do much good. It will still be woo central in the supplement, holistic, and weight-loss camps.The European Association for the ...
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AI May Improve Medical Diagnostics - But The Limit Is Algorithms
A.I. - artificial intelligence - has seen a resurgence of buzzword activity. It's the Internet of Things for 2018. But if the limitation is the algorithm underneath, it's not really AI.However, smarter algorithms can help in medical diagnostics, because they really don't perform any better than ...
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Suicide Nation: What's Behind It?
Suicide rates in the U.S. have increased nearly 30 percent in less than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 7. These mind-numbing statistics were released the same week two very famous, successful and beloved people committed suicide – Kate Spade, a tremendous ...
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