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Sep. 4, 2015 — Researchers have reported the detection of the farthest object yet, galaxy EGS8p7. At more than 13.2 billion years old, it provides a fascinating glimpse of the very early universe, just 600,000 ... read more

Does Having a Bias Actually Sell Newspapers?

Sep. 4, 2015 — In recent years, there’s been plenty of discussion about bias in the media. Yet some of the most seemingly biased media and news organizations also have the largest viewership and readership. Can ... read more

European Citizens Measure Air Pollution With Their Smartphones

Sep. 4, 2015 — The successful Dutch iSPEX-project that enlisted the general public to contribute to the understanding of air pollution is being scaled up and running its first Europe-wide citizen campaign: ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules. The technology uses ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — High salt in soil dramatically stresses plant biology and reduces the growth and yield of crops. Now researchers have found specific proteins that allow plants to grow better under salt stress, and ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — An international team of scientists have dated a species of fossil monkey found across the Caribbean to just over one million years old. The lead researcher of this study said that the dating of the ... read more

Researchers Show Effectiveness of Non-Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Sep. 4, 2015 — Patients with spinal stenosis experienced good short term benefit, lasting from weeks to months, after receiving epidural steroid injections. These findings contradict a previously published study ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — Researchers have shown how signals from the spinal cord adjust the sensitivity of hair cells in the inner ear to accommodate shifts in head position associated with active locomotion -- thus ensuring ... read more

Supervised Tooth Brushing and Floride Varnish Schemes Benefit Kids and the Health Economy

Sep. 4, 2015 — Action to prevent tooth decay in children, such as supervised tooth brushing and fluoride varnish schemes, are not just beneficial to children's oral health but could also result in cost savings ... read more

Scientists Unlock Secrets of a Heat-Loving Microbe

Sep. 4, 2015 — Scientists studying how a heat-loving microbe transfers its DNA from one generation to the next say it could further our understanding of an extraordinary superbug. Sulfolobus is part of the Archaea ... read more

Fourth Wheat Gene Is Key to Flowering, Climate Adaptation

Sep. 4, 2015 — A fourth wheat gene governing vernalization -- the biological process requiring cold temperatures to trigger flower formation -- has been identified, giving plant breeders one more tool for ... read more

Community Ecology Can Advance the Fight Against Infectious Diseases

Sep. 4, 2015 — The ecological complexity of many emerging disease threats -- interactions among multiple hosts, multiple vectors and even multiple parasites -- often complicates efforts aimed at controlling ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — Nearly 90 percent of visitors to a major national park highly valued the night sky and wanted the National Park Service to take steps to reduce light pollution. The study also established a threshold ... read more

Adolescents More Likely Not to Smoke When Cigarette Ads Feature Older Adults

Sep. 4, 2015 — For decades, the tobacco and alcohol industries have been accused of advertising their products to kids. Tremendous public pressure has prompted the implementation of strict guidelines. Today, ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — The thrill is part of the game – whoever waits for his bid to be accepted on online auction platforms, feels the excitement in the bidding war for the object of desire. The heart beats faster, ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — Computer graphics today can produce amazingly photorealistic images. Many motives, however, require very long computation times. Researchers have now developed a process, by means of which granular ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — Scientists have found that current school and university start times are damaging the learning and health of students. Drawing on the latest sleep research, the authors conclude students start times ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — Two properties are particularly sought after in materials for technology (for a variety of devices from sensors to computer memory, etc.): magnetism and ferroelectricity. Obtaining materials with ... read more

Inexpensive Drug Saves Blood and Money, Study Shows

Sep. 4, 2015 — Using an inexpensive drug for every hip or knee replacement has helped one hospital reduce its number of red blood cell transfusions performed during these surgeries by more than 40 percent without ... read more

New Findings Move Flexible Lighting Technology Toward Commercial Feasibility

Sep. 4, 2015 — Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology holds promise for developing residential and commercial lighting options with greatly enhanced levels of flexibility as well as environmental, health, ... read more

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