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Aug. 3, 2015 — To learn new motor skills, neurons within the cerebellum engage in elegant, virtually mathematical, computations to quickly compare expected and actual sensory feedback. They then quickly readjust, ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Physicists have directly observed, for the first time, how highly charged dust-sized particles attract and capture others to build up clusters particle by particle. This process can lead to the ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new analysis of early hominin body size evolution suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus (which includes our species, Homo sapiens) may not have been larger than earlier hominin ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — While major advancements have been made in vision recovery technologies, the vision provided by those devices might be very different from what scientists and patients have ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Scientists have used resonators made from single-crystalline diamonds to develop a novel device in which a quantum system is integrated into a mechanical oscillating system. For the first time, the ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Shifting winds, ocean currents doubled endangered Galápagos penguin population, new research shows. The Galápagos Islands, a chain of islands 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) west of mainland Ecuador, ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — A star in the constellation Cassiopeia has a planet in a three-day orbit that transits, or crosses in front of its star. At a distance of just 21 light-years, it is by far the closest transiting ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Engineers have found a new way to switch the polarization of nanomagnets without the need for an external magnetic field. The advance brings the semiconductor industry a major step closer to moving ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — As grasses grew more common in Africa, most major mammal groups tried grazing on them at times during the past 4 million years, but some of the animals went extinct or switched back to browsing on ... read more

Character Traits Outweigh Material Benefits in Assessing Value Others Bring to Us

Aug. 3, 2015 — When it comes to making decisions involving others, the impression we have of their character weighs more heavily than do our assessments of how they can benefit us, a team of researchers has ... read more

Potential New Therapy Approaches to Reverse Kidney Damage Identified

Aug. 3, 2015 — Cell plasticity program resulting from kidney damage can be targeted to reverse kidney disease and fibrosis, new research suggests. The study demonstrated the importance of an embryonic cellular ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Researchers have combined two unlikely materials to make a digital switch that could improve high speed ... read more

Scientists Study ‘peanut-Shaped’ Asteroid Near Earth

Aug. 3, 2015 — A mile-long asteroid that raced past Earth July 25 at about 45,000 miles per hour – at a safe distance of 4.5 million miles – was imaged by radar telescopes so that astronomers could discern its ... read more

Researchers Clear the Way for Fast Plasmonic Chips

Aug. 3, 2015 — Researches have developed a new method for optical communication on a chip, which will give a possibility to decrease the size of optical and optoelectronic elements and increase the computer ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new study helps with estimating cattle movement to determine disease risk. This study predicts movement within types of premises in counties, such as from one small cow/calf producer to feedlots in ... read more

Yo-Yo Dieting Not Associated With Increased Cancer Risk

Aug. 3, 2015 — The first comprehensive study of its kind finds weight cycling, repeated cycles of intentional weight loss followed by regain, was not associated with overall risk of cancer in men or ... read more

Look Into My Pupils: Pupil Mimicry May Lead to Increased Trust

Aug. 3, 2015 — People often mimic each other's facial expressions or postures without even knowing it, but new research shows that they also mimic the size of each other's pupils, which can lead to ... read more

Combination Therapy May Be More Effective Against the Most Common Ovarian Cancer

Aug. 3, 2015 — High-grade serous ovarian cancer often responds well to the chemotherapy drug carboplatin, but why it so frequently comes back after treatment has been a medical mystery. Now a team of researchers ... read more

Goose Barnacles Helping Solve the Mystery of the Crash Site of MH370

Aug. 3, 2015 — On the 29th of July, airplane wreckage washed up on the island of Réunion. It is highly likely that it belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines airplane MH370. Geologists may be able to identify the ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Loads of cosmetics like sunscreen lotions contain titanium dioxide. These nanoparticles are contentious. Experts suspect they may have harmful effects on people and the environment. But it is ... read more

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