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September 4, 2015

Scientists Use Instagram Data to Forecast Top Models at New York Fashion Week

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have predicted the popularity of new faces to the world of fashion modeling with over 80 percent accuracy using advanced computational methods and data from ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — An experiment conducted over six days at a large public garden in Singapore demonstrated self-driving golf carts that ferried 500 tourists around winding paths trafficked by pedestrians, bicyclists, ... read more

To Email or Not to Email? For Those in Love, It's Better Than Leaving a Voice Message

Sep. 1, 2015 — In this digital age, an email can be more effective in expressing romantic feelings than leaving a voicemail message, a study study ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — Electrical engineers have demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. The new technology could offer a lower power and more ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — As astronomers continue finding new rocky planets around distant stars, high-pressure physicists are considering what the interiors of those planets might be like and how their chemistry could differ ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — The unique properties found in the stunning iridescent wings of a tropical blue butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly selective gas detection ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — You don't name a sea creature after an ancient Greek warship unless it's built like a predator. That's certainly true of Pentecopterus, a giant sea scorpion with the features of a ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — A researcher is working to make everyday objects easier to maintain so they last longer and don’t end up in a landfill. His first such creation is an easy-to-clean ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said to have been 'squeezed' -- an achievement which at least one textbook ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Researchers have developed a technique to build tiny models of human tissues using a process that turns human cells into a biological equivalent of LEGO bricks. These mini-tissues in a dish can be ... read more

Television Viewing Linked to Higher Injury Risk in Hostile People

Aug. 31, 2015 — People with hostile personality traits who watch more television than their peers may be at a greater risk for injury, potentially because they are more susceptible to the influence of television on ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — How did the ankylosaur get its tail club? According to research that traces the evolution of the ankylosaur's distinctive tail, the handle arrived first on the scene, and the knot at the end of ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Surprisingly, smaller particles colliding with large nuclei appear to produce tiny droplets of quark-gluon plasma. Recent results show that the tiny droplets behave like a liquid not the expected ... read more

Testosterone Changes Brain Structures in Female-to-Male Transsexuals

Aug. 31, 2015 — Brain imaging shows that testosterone therapy given as part of sex reassignment changes the brain structures and the pathway associated with speech and verbal fluency. This result supports research ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Even large objects obey quantum physics, meaning they are never quite at rest. Researchers have developed a way to detect -- and manipulate -- this underlying quantum ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Researchers have developed the first nano/micro-textured highly slippery surfaces able to outperform lotus leaf-inspired liquid repellent coatings, particularly in situations where the water is in ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Dramatic research has shown that during pregnancy, cells of the fetus often migrate through the placenta, taking up residence in many areas of the mother's body, where their influence may ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Scientists have identified chemosensory proteins (CSPs) that play important roles in communications between worker ants. CSPs may represent a starting point for elucidation of the molecular ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — Scientists create a biological circuit by programming bacteria to alter gene expression in an entire population. They have created a biological equivalent to a computer circuit that involves multiple ... read more

Creative and Neurotic: Is Neuroticism Fueled by Overthinking?

Aug. 27, 2015 — Psychologists have presented a new theory for why neurotic unhappiness and creativity go hand-in-hand. The authors argue that the part of the brain responsible for self-generated thought is highly ... read more

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