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May 27, 2015 — The global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades a new study implies. The change to the new set of climatic conditions is associated with a cooling of ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Cannabis plus alcohol is one of the most frequently detected drug combinations in car accidents, yet the interaction of these two compounds is still poorly understood. A study shows for the first ... read more

May 27, 2015 — The DNA encoding all life on Earth is made of four building blocks called nucleotides, commonly known as 'letters,' that line up in pairs and twist into a double helix. Now, two groups of ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Animals, like humans, excel at some tasks but not others. Researchers used pond snails to investigate learning and memory. They found that if an individual is good at forming memories about food they ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Astronomers have for the first time predicted the occurrence of aurorae visible to the naked eye on a planet other than ... read more

May 27, 2015 — The microbiome of a toddler's gut may influence their behavior, a new study suggests. Scientists found correlations between temperament and the presence of specific types of intestinal bacteria ... read more

May 26, 2015 — New evidence to confirm the link between newer contraceptive pills and higher risk of serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism or VTE) has been provided by a new study. About 9% of women ... read more

May 26, 2015 — A DNA vaccine helped lower blood pressure for up to six months, reduced tissue damage to the heart and blood vessels associated with hypertension in rats, investigators report. If future research ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Astronomers have identified a young planetary system which may aid in understanding how our own solar system formed and developed billions of years ... read more

May 26, 2015 — It's only a centimeter long, it's placed under your skin, it's powered by a patch on the surface of your skin and it communicates with your mobile phone. The new biosensor chip is ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Astronomers have found that the black holes located at the cores of galaxies launch fountains of charged particles, which can stir up gas throughout the galaxy and temporarily interrupt star ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Analogical ability -- the ability to see common relations between objects, events or ideas -- is a key skill that underlies human intelligence and differentiates humans from other apes. While there ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Road traffic noise is linked to a heightened risk of developing a mid-riff bulge, indicates new ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed and started studying a novel concept in robotics -- intelligent handheld ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Portable electronics -- typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials -- are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers' pursuit of the next best electronic ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Scientists have reached deep into their bag of tricks to create so-called 'squeezed Schrodinger cats.' These quantum systems could be extremely useful for future ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Being very overweight in your teens may double the risk of developing bowel cancer by the time you are middle aged, suggests new ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Can the process of aging be delayed or even reversed? Research has shown that, in human cell lines at least, it can. They also found that the regulation of two genes involved with the production of ... read more

May 25, 2015 — In a new twist on the use of DNA in nanoscale construction, scientists put synthetic strands of the biological material to work in two ways: They used ropelike configurations of the DNA double helix ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Mass coral bleaching, which can lead to coral mortality, is predicted to occur far more frequently over the coming decades, due to the stress exerted by higher seawater temperatures. Geoengineering ... read more

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