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August 27, 2015

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August 27, 2015

Aug. 26, 2015 — Researchers have for the first time developed a method to precisely control embryonic stem cell differentiation with beams of light, enabling them to be transformed into neurons in response to a ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — New research predicts that Earth has more than 1,500 undiscovered minerals and that the exact mineral diversity of our planet is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere in the ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Everyday cosmetic and cleaning products contain huge quantities of plastic particles, which are released to the environment and could be harmful to marine life, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — If there is a certain pool of choices and we can exclude A and B, we can easily deduce that C must be the appropriate choice. The ability of animals to be able to solve this has been the focus of ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Astrobiologists draw upon what is known about Earth's most extreme lifeforms and the environments of Mars and Titan, Saturn's moon, to paint a clearer picture of what life on other planets ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualize the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia -- a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3-D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots -- called microfish -- that swim ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — The humble dust collecting in the average American household harbors a teeming menagerie of bacteria and fungi, and as researchers have discovered, it may be able to predict not only the geographic ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Paleontologists have discovered a new species of lizard, named Gueragama sulamericana, in the municipality of Cruzeiro do Oeste in Southern Brazil in the rock outcrops of a Late Cretaceous desert, ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — An automated speech analysis program correctly differentiated between at-risk young people who developed psychosis over a two-and-a-half year period and those who did not. In a proof-of-principle ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Individuals previously diagnosed with heart disease may be less likely to experience heart failure, heart attacks, or stroke, or to die from these events, if they have higher blood levels of two very ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — On the coral reef, knowing who's your friend and who's your enemy can sometimes be a little complicated. Take seaweed, for instance. Normally it's the enemy of coral, secreting toxic ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Barley, a widely grown cereal grain commonly used to make beer and other alcoholic beverages, possesses a large and highly repetitive genome that is difficult to fully sequence. Now scientists have ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — The Atlantic Circumpolar Current encircles Antarctica with a constant eastward flow in the Southern Ocean. Researchers determined that it originated 30 million years ago, several million years after ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Several Palaeozoic mass extinction events during the Ordovician and Silurian periods (ca. 485 to 420 to million years ago) shaped the evolution of life on our planet. Although some of these ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons. ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Ice Age paleontologist recorded the maximum geographic distribution of the woolly mammoth during the last Ice Age and published the most accurate global map in this regard. The ice-age pachyderms ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — A research team has shown that at extremely high pressure even the innermost electrons in atoms of the metal osmium begin to interact with each other, a phenomenon never witnessed ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — In the most comprehensive study to date, researchers have identified a potential link between microbes (viruses, bacteria and fungi) in the throat and schizophrenia. This link may offer a way to ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers using a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis have combined semiconducting nanowires with select microbes to create a system that produces renewable molecular hydrogen ... read more

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