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May 6, 2015 — Geologists have tapped water in surface rocks to show how magma forms deep underground and produces explosive volcanoes in the Cascade ... read more

A Better Way to Build DNA Scaffolds: Long, Custom-Designed DNA Strands

May 6, 2015 — Imagine taking strands of DNA - the material in our cells that determines how we look and function - and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take ... read more

Could Mobile Phone Data Help Bring Electricity to the Developing World?

May 6, 2015 — Researchers have used anonymized cell phone data to assess the feasibility of electrification options for rural communities in Senegal, demonstrating a potentially valuable approach to using data to ... read more

Brain Chemical May Offer New Clues in Treating Chronic Pain

May 6, 2015 — A chemical in the brain typically associated with cognition, movement and reward-motivation behavior -- among others -- may also play a role in promoting chronic pain, according to new research. The ... read more

May 6, 2015 — To fence or not to fence? That is the question facing conservationists concerned with barriers that keep wildlife in and people out. Researchers say that new policies must be developed before fences ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A scientist who discovered a new Scottish flower has made an unexpected second finding that provides unique insight into our understanding of evolution. The original find was made even more rare ... read more

May 6, 2015 — When it comes to rewards and punishments, which is more effective -- the carrot or the stick? A simple experiment suggests that punishments are more likely to influence behavior than rewards. The ... read more

Airflow Model to Reduce Time on the Tarmac

May 6, 2015 — A mechanical engineering professor describes in a new article a new mathematical tool he developed to calculate the flow of turbulent air produced by a plane's wing tips when an airplane takes ... read more

Survival Rates in Trauma Patients After Massachusetts Health Insurance Reform

May 6, 2015 — A study of survival rates in trauma patients following health insurance reform in Massachusetts found a passing increase in adjusted mortality rates, an unexpected finding suggesting that simply ... read more

Biologist Are Increasingly Becoming Data Scientists, Expert Says

May 6, 2015 — Biology is rapidly acquiring the character of a data science. Billions of data points on genes, proteins and other molecules are compiled in large files and systematically studied. This should lead ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A research team has developed an inkjet printing technology to produce kesterite thin film absorbers. Based on the inkjet-printed absorbers, solar cells with total area conversion efficiency of up to ... read more

Is Diet or Exercise the Best Way to Reduce Diabetes Risk?

May 6, 2015 — Though people often think of the benefits from exercise, calorie restriction and weight loss as interchangeable, it appears that they may all offer distinct and cumulative benefits when it comes to ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Coral reefs are generally associated with warm, shallow and crystal-clear waters in the tropics. Other species of coral, however, flourish in the deep cold ocean where they also form large reefs. Now ... read more

Insight Into Ebola Virus Nucleocapsid Assembly Mechanism

May 6, 2015 — For decades, numerous research works have identified the structures of most EBOV encoded proteins except two, the L protein and nucleoprotein (NP), because of the difficulties they present in the ... read more

'Super-Cool' Way to Deliver Drugs

May 6, 2015 — Some substances, when they undergo a process called 'rapid-freezing' or 'supercooling,' remain in liquid form -- even at below-freezing temperatures. A new study is the first to ... read more

Foreclosures Fueled Racial Segregation in U.S., Study Finds

May 6, 2015 — Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and ... read more

Negative Regulator of Natural Killer Cell Maturation Discovered

May 6, 2015 — A new study has identified a regulatory pathway in natural killer cells that inhibits their maturation and homing behavior. Natural killer cells are one of the body's first lines of defense ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Diagnosing a heart attack can require multiple tests using expensive equipment. But not everyone has access to such techniques, especially in remote or low-income areas. Now scientists have developed ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A clever combination of two different types of computer simulations enabled a group of researchers to uncover an unexpectedly cooperative group dynamic: the spontaneous emergence of resource sharing ... read more

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