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May 6, 2015 — Geologists have tapped water in surface rocks to show how magma forms deep underground and produces explosive volcanoes in the Cascade ... read more

A Better Way to Build DNA Scaffolds: Long, Custom-Designed DNA Strands

May 6, 2015 — Imagine taking strands of DNA - the material in our cells that determines how we look and function - and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A research team has developed an inkjet printing technology to produce kesterite thin film absorbers. Based on the inkjet-printed absorbers, solar cells with total area conversion efficiency of up to ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A clever combination of two different types of computer simulations enabled a group of researchers to uncover an unexpectedly cooperative group dynamic: the spontaneous emergence of resource sharing ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Convincing a large group of people to change its behavior is no popularity contest, a new study shows. In a novel experiment, researchers found that certain public health interventions work best when ... read more

May 6, 2015 — An X-ray study may lead to higher quality chocolate. The study offers new insights into the formation of fat bloom, an unwelcome white layer that occasionally forms on ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Research is aiming to improve search engines after finding online self-diagnosis of health conditions provides misleading results that can do more harm than ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Findings from a new study have put to bed the idea of mandatory sleep times in licensed childcare settings. The study found that children who were exposed to more than 60 minutes mandatory sleep at ... read more

Computer Scientists Use Twitter to Predict UK General Election Result

May 6, 2015 — Computer scientists are using Twitter to predict the outcome of the UK general election and believe their forecasts could be more accurate than traditional opinion ... read more

Building Scaffolds in the Cell's Power Stations

May 6, 2015 — A basic architectural principle of mitochondria has been revealed through new research. Researchers have decoded the molecular basis for the characteristic structures inside of mitochondria. ... read more

New Method Detects More Breast Cancer in Screening

May 6, 2015 — Tomosynthesis detects 40% more breast cancers than traditional mammography does, according to a major screening study. This is the first large-scale study to compare the screening method with regular ... read more

Scientists Identify Promising New Melanoma Treatment Strategy

May 6, 2015 — The enzyme GMPS drives melanoma growth, researchers report. The scientists propose a new strategy for targeting that protein that may help advance toward a new melanoma treatment ... read more

Bacteria Research Opens Way for New Antibiotics

May 6, 2015 — A target for the development of completely new antibiotics against disease-causing bacteria has been discovered by scientists. The discovery will also be useful in the biotechnology field for the ... read more

We All Want High Social Status

May 6, 2015 — Not everyone may care about having an impressive job title or a big, fancy house but all human beings desire a high level of social status, according to a newly published ... read more

The Most Important Psychological Concepts for Teachers to Apply in Classrooms

May 6, 2015 — In an effort to help teachers educate their students, a new report outlines the 20 most important psychological concepts that can enhance elementary and secondary teaching and learning and offers ... read more

Hepatitis C Common Among HIV-Positive Patients in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 6, 2015 — A new study has found high levels of infection with hepatitis C across Africa, particularly in people infected with HIV. In the largest study of its kind, researchers collated data on over 1.1 ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A striking new species of beetle with no direct relatives has been identified living in wetlands on the outskirts of Cape Town. Capelatus prykei is so different from any of the world's other ... read more

New Clues Into How Stem Cells Get Their Identity

May 6, 2015 — Scientists have identified one mechanism that explains how some stem cells choose to become a given cell type: the cells combine specific sets of proteins at precise positions along the DNA. When ... read more

Naked Mole-Rats Anti-Cancer Gene Is Unique Among Mammals

May 6, 2015 — Naked mole rats are unusual in many ways as a result of adaptations to living underground, with extreme longevity and a lack of the normal signs of aging. However, the gene that gives naked ... read more

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