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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Oct. 8, 2015 — If you have diabetes, or cancer or even heart problems, maybe you should blame it on your dad's behavior or environment. Or even your grandfather's. That's because, in recent years, ... 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

Oct. 8, 2015 — Antioxidants can double the rate of melanoma metastasis in mice, new research shows. The results reinforce previous findings that antioxidants hasten the progression of lung cancer. People with ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — A new study could explain why elephants rarely get cancer. The results show that elephants have extra copies of a gene encoding a tumor suppressor, p53. Further, elephants may have a more robust ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Engineering researchers have found that walking at varying speeds can burn up to 20 percent more calories compared to maintaining a steady pace. The study is one of the first to measure the metabolic ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Most robotic parts used to today are rigid, have a limited range of motion and don't really look lifelike. Inspired by both nature and biology, a scientist has designed a novel robotic finger ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into the new year, prompting ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Working with gut stem cells from humans and mice, scientists have successfully grown healthy intestine atop a 3-D scaffold made of a substance used in surgical ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Thanks to a lucky conjunction of two satellites, a ground-based array of all-sky cameras, and some spectacular aurora borealis, researchers have uncovered evidence for an unexpected role that ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — A sneezing monkey, a walking fish and a jewel-like snake are just some of a biological treasure trove of over 200 new species discovered in the Eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Scientists aspire to build nanostructures that mimic the complexity and function of nature's proteins. These microscopic widgets could be customized into incredibly sensitive chemical detectors ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers seeking to make hydrogen a less expensive fuel for cars have upgraded a catalyst nearly as cheap as dirt -- molybdenum disulfide, 'molly' for short -- to stand in for platinum, ... 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 — Prenatal exposure to some flame retardants that have been widely-used in consumer products is associated with attention problems in young children. A new study is the first to show the effects of ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — There have been many estimates for when the earth's inner core was formed, but scientists have used new data which indicates that the Earth's inner core was formed 1-1.5 billion years ago ... 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 — Researchers designed and made a material that manipulates the speed of light in a new, more effective way than previous methods, according to new ... 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 — 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 — Ravens spontaneously solve a task that requires both coordination and cooperation -- an ability that so far only a handful of species like chimpanzees and elephants have proved to master. A team of ... read more

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