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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

'I Am Right for Your Child!' The Key to Winning Over Your Future in-Laws

Oct. 13, 2015 — The key to dealing with future in-laws who disapprove of your relationship may involve showing them what a good influence you are on their child, rather than manipulating them with gifts. An author ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — A researcher has produced a scientific study of the climate scenario featured in the disaster movie 'The Day After Tomorrow'. In the 2004 film, climate warming caused an abrupt collapse of ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Most materials swell when warm, and shrink when cool. But some weird materials do the opposite. Although thermal expansion, and the cracking and warping that often result, occurs everyday -- in ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Scientists have described ancient water flows and lakes on Mars, and what this might mean about the ancient ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Researchers have been able to watch the interior cells of a plant synthesize cellulose for the first time by tricking the cells into growing on the plant's surface, according to a new paper. ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — More than 99% of the time, two words are enough for people with normal hearing to distinguish the voice of a close friend or relative amongst other voices. His study involved playing recordings to ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — If you want to learn how something works, one strategy is to take it apart and put it back together again. For 10 years, a global initiative called the Blue Brain Project has been attempting to do ... read more

Shhh ... To Make Ocean Conservation Work We Should Keep the Noise Down

Oct. 8, 2015 — Quiet areas should be sectioned off in the oceans to give us a better picture of the impact human generated noise is having on marine animals, according to a new ... read more

Popular Crime Shows May Help Reduce Sexual Assault

Oct. 8, 2015 — Viewers of 'Law and Order' have a better grasp of sexual consent than viewers of other crime dramas such as 'CSI' or 'NCIS,' suggesting that individuals who watch ... read more

More 'Global' Individuals Contribute Less

Oct. 8, 2015 — The more individuals perceive themselves as “citizens of the world,” the less likely they are to contribute to collective public goods and the more likely to hitch a “free ride” on the ... read more

A Quantum Simulator of Impossible Physics

Oct. 8, 2015 — In an unusual experiment atoms are made to simulate absurd actions “as if they were actors in a quantum ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — A 48-million-year-old horse-like equoid fetus has been discovered at the Messel pit near Frankfurt, Germany according to a new ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Astronomers have discovered never-before-seen structures within a dusty disc surrounding a nearby star. The fast-moving wave-like features in the disc of the star AU Microscopii are unlike anything ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Bioengineers have developed a mathematical algorithm that can "see" your intention while performing an ordinary action like reaching for a cup or driving straight up a road -- even if the ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — When male Japanese tree frogs sing at the same time, the females cannot differentiate between them in order to choose the best one. Therefore, the would-be suitors have come to an agreement and sing ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Can the passage of time be measured precisely, always and everywhere? The answer will upset many watchmakers. A team of physicists have just shown that when we are dealing with very large ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Most female mammals give birth and care for their offspring, while the males often breed with multiple partners and play little role in parenting once the mating is over. Yet researchers have had a ... read more

Candle Soot Can Power the Lithium Batteries in Electric Cars

Oct. 7, 2015 — Burning a candle could be all it takes to make an inexpensive but powerful electric car battery, according to new research. The research reveals that candle soot could be used to power the kind of ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — New research shows the fluid found on insects' feet does not help them adhere to vertical and inverted surfaces, as previously thought, but may in fact help them to unstick their feet more ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — Researchers have found that activating the pleasure and reward receptors in the brain could provide the 'reward' of dangerous drugs without having to consume those ... read more

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