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Top Science News
September 28, 2016

Scientists have scanned the skulls of Neanderthals and found the small middle ear ossicles, which are important for hearing, still preserved within ... read more
A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world's population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. Some 3 million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air ... read more
Physicists have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in a new experiment. Researchers report that controlling the movement of light is critical to developing future ... read more
Intriguing calculations explain the production and dynamics of electrons and positrons from ultrahigh-intensity laser-matter interactions. In other words: They've calculated how to create matter and ... read more
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Health News
September 28, 2016

Using mice as the models, a new study describes the cellular processes that occur during "rush desensitization." The approach involves giving a small dose of the allergy trigger -- peanuts or bee ... read more
There is much going on around us all the time, phenomena that we perceive with our different senses, which send information to the brain. This complication is solved by an ancient part of the ... read more
A new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo -- known as the human fecal microbiome -- and levels of abdominal body fat, has been identified by scientists. The research provides further ... read more
Does eating too much sugar cause type 2 diabetes? The answer may not be simple, but a study adds to growing research linking excessive sugar consumption -- specifically the sugar fructose -- to a ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
September 28, 2016

Thin-film technologies can dramatically reduce the cost of next-generation solar modules, say scientists. Whereas their production cost is low, it is in particular the combination of complementary ... read more
Whether for use in safe data encryption, ultrafast calculation of huge data volumes or so-called quantum simulation of highly complex systems: Optical quantum computers are a source of hope for ... read more
A high-tech twist has been put on the ancient art of fiber spinning, using modern materials to create ultra-strong, powerful, shape-shifting yarns. A new report describes the path to developing a new ... read more
Glow-in-the-dark stickers, weird deep-sea fish, LED lightbulbs -- all have forms of luminescence. In other words, instead of just reflecting light, they make their own. Scientists have discovered a ... read more
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Environment News
September 28, 2016

A wide range of animals -- from shoals of fish, to swarms of locusts, to zebras on the Serengeti -- live in tightly-coordinated social groups. This can help them avoid predation and find food, but ... read more
As scientists continue finding evidence for life in the ocean more than 3 billion years ago, those ancient fossils pose a paradox that raises questions about whether there was more land mass than ... read more
Africa's overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching over the past ten years -- according to IUCN's African Elephant Status ... read more
If water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rise a few degrees by end of the century, it could mean trouble for lobsters and the industry they support, according to newly published ... read more
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Society/Education News
September 28, 2016

Beginning in 2008, Volkswagen installed software to circumvent emissions testing by turning off the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions control system in ... read more
A new survey of internet users suggests that people who use the internet excessively may have more mental health problems. Using two scales to ... read more
About half of the children whose parents were surveyed in the United States spend time in homes that have firearms, a study of shows. However, few ... read more
A large earthquake on one fault can trigger large aftershocks on separate faults within just a few minutes. These findings have important implications for earthquake hazard prone regions like ... read more
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