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Apr. 28, 2015 — Lucy and other members of the early hominid species Australopithecus afarensis probably were similar to humans in the size difference between males and females, according to new ... read more

Diversity of Habitat Needed Around Spotted Owl Reserves, Study Shows

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new study shows that many bird species, including several of high conservation concern, aren't getting the habitat they need due to a focus on promoting California Spotted Owl habitat in the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Polygamy increases the risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold, reveals new research. The risk and severity of heart disease increased with the number of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Researchers have conducted the most comprehensive study yet of the full cost of saving electricity by U.S. utility efficiency programs and now have an answer: 4.6 cents. That’s the average total ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — How soon after the Big Bang could water have existed? Not right away, because water molecules contain oxygen and oxygen had to be formed in the first stars. Then that oxygen had to disperse and unite ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — New York is an energy hog, London and Paris use relatively less resources and Tokyo conserves water like a pro. These are just a few of the findings from a new study on 'megacity ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The largest and longest Burmese python tracking study of its kind -- here or in its native range -- is providing researchers and resource managers new information that may help target control efforts ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Many view Antarctica as a frozen wasteland. Turns out there are hidden interconnected lakes underneath its dry valleys that could sustain life and shed light on ancient climate change. ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time using sophisticated 3-D imaging. Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and ... read more

Emergency Department Treatment for Opioid Addiction Better Than Referrals

Apr. 28, 2015 — The first known randomized trial comparing three treatment strategies for opioid-dependent patients receiving emergency care has been conducted by researchers who found that patients given the ... read more

Opening the Way to Living Implants

Apr. 28, 2015 — Supramolecular chemistry is the science that is concerned with molecular self-assembly: chemical building blocks which, when you combine them, naturally form larger ordered structures. Researchers ... read more

Genetically Modified Crops to Fight Spina Bifida

Apr. 28, 2015 — Genetically modified crops are usually designed to have herbicide tolerance and insect resistance, but there are other applications of such engineered plants, such as the incorporation of genes for ... read more

Watching Cartoons Helps Children Undergoing Immunization

Apr. 28, 2015 — Watching cartoons can reduce pain and distress in children undergoing immunization before, during and after the procedure, a study has found. Results showed that levels of distress were lowered in ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists have found dramatic effects on risk factors for colon cancer when American and African volunteers swapped diets for just two ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists analyzed five years of NFL draft data and discovered that the performance of NFL players who had an arrest record but no charges was better than those without an arrest and those arrested ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists have developed a technique to more effectively grow and screen embryos prior to ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The secret desire of urban daydreamers staring out their office windows at the sad brick walls of the building opposite them may soon be answered thanks to transparent light shutters. A novel liquid ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new technique for visualizing the rapidly changing electronic structures of atomic-scale materials as they twist, tumble and traipse across the nanoworld is taking shape. Researchers have for the ... read more

Scientists Find New Mutation That May Lead to Better Diabetes Medications and Prevention

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new genetic mutation that appears to protect people from developing Type 2 diabetes has been identified by an international team of researchers. The finding could lead to the development of new ... read more

Small High School Reform Boosts Districtwide Outcomes

Apr. 28, 2015 — Creating small high schools improves outcomes for students in the overall school district – both in new small schools and existing larger schools – according to a study of New York City ... read more

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