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Oct. 12, 2015 — Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers have found. The study is the first to discover a direct link between infants' ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Although useful to Tarzan, vines endanger tropical forests' capacity to store carbon. In a major experimental study in Panama, researchers showed that woody vines, or lianas, slow tropical ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — In today's American politics, it might seem impossible to craft effective political messages that reach across the aisle on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage, national health insurance ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — For all our love of the simple slice of bread, we don't have a solid understanding of much of the science behind squishy dough, like the interplay between a dough's microstructure and its ... read more

Turncoat Protein Regulates Sensitivity of Breast Cancer Cells to Drug

Oct. 12, 2015 — A surprising, paradoxical relationship between a tumor suppressor molecule and an oncogene may be the key to explaining and working around how breast cancer tumor cells become desensitized to a ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Being able to understand speech is essential to our evolution as humans. Hearing lets us perceive the same word even when spoken at different speeds or pitches, and also gives us extra sensitivity to ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Magnets are well-known from the physics lessons at school, but they are hardly covered in chemistry lectures; and it is still a chemical process by means of which researchers have succeeded in ... read more

New Optoelectronic Probe Enables Communication With Neural Microcircuits

Oct. 12, 2015 — The burgeoning field of optogenetics makes it possible for scientists to control brain activity using pulses of light. Now, researchers have developed an optoelectronic device which opens the ... read more

Study Examines Concussion-Like Symptom Reporting in Uninjured Athletes

Oct. 12, 2015 — Uninjured athletes reported concussion-like symptoms in a new study that suggests symptom reporting in the absence of recent concussion is related to male or female sex and preexisting conditions, ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — When people with anorexia nervosa decide what to eat, they engage a part of the brain associated with habitual behavior. These findings open up entirely new avenues for treatment development and ... read more

Establishment of Systems Metabolic Engineering Strategies to Develop Microbial Strains

Oct. 12, 2015 — Ten general strategies of systems metabolic engineering have been proposed by experts to successfully develop industrial microbial ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Stratos II+, a rocket built entirely by students of Delft University of Technology, will be launched again on Wednesday October 14. The first attempt in 2014 unfortunately failed due to technical ... read more

Not in My Backyard: Extreme Weather Perceptions in Your Neighborhood and Beyond

Oct. 12, 2015 — Would you consider your perceptions of extreme weather to be dependent on where you live, how much you earn or your political views? There is a case to suggest that the social, economic or political ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton Princeton University "for his ... read more

Women: A Longer Break from Work Leads to Less Interest in a Career

Oct. 12, 2015 — Family policy influences not only families’ economic behavior, but also sends out clear normative signals on which people base their individual life plans: The longer a mother takes a break from ... read more

Allergic Asthma: Key Molecule Identified

Oct. 12, 2015 — Allergies are becoming more commonplace, particularly in industrialized countries. In addition to hay fever, allergic asthma is currently considered to be one of the most widespread allergies. ... read more

Why Being Single Is Much More Than Handling Just Loneliness

Oct. 12, 2015 — With 51% of Britain’s population registered as unmarried, half of adult Americans currently unattached, and over half of the households in Paris, the city of love, made up by only-ones, having no ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Scientists have analyzed the effectiveness of its beauty patch, using a technique for imaging live tissue to demonstrate the patch's beneficial effects on the skin. Preliminary results show that ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers are using a high-precision instrument to inject toxins that alleviate migraine attacks. This means even better needle guidance and ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — In what they say was a lucky and unexpected finding, researchers say they've discovered that male fruit flies lay down an odorant, or pheromone, that not only attracts females to lay eggs ... read more

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