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Oct. 27, 2016 — New results from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission are providing insights into the huge impacts that dominated the early history of Earth's moon and other ... read more

Mitochondria Control Stem Cell Fate

Oct. 27, 2016 — If the powerhouse of the cell, mitochondria, is disrupted, stem cells in the gut suffer, researchers have discovered. The human intestinal system covers an area of approximately 300 to 500 square ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — Researchers have identified the cause of chronic, and currently untreatable, pain in those with amputations and severe nerve damage, as well as a potential treatment which relies on engineering ... read more

Effect of Facial Expression on Emotional State Not Replicated in Multilab Study

Oct. 27, 2016 — A coordinated replication effort conducted across 17 labs found no evidence that surreptitiously inducing people to smile or frown affects their emotional ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — New research is expected to pave the way for new approaches to kill bacteria that no longer respond to conventional ... read more

New Method to Help Solve the Problem of Nuclear Waste

Oct. 27, 2016 — In the last decades, nanomaterials have gained broad scientific and technological interest due to their unusual properties compared to micrometre-sized materials. At this scale, matter shows ... read more

New Warning Over Spread of Ash Dieback

Oct. 27, 2016 — The ash dieback fungus could spread more quickly and affect more trees than previously expected, according to research. Scientists have discovered that asexual spores of the ash dieback fungus ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — More humans than ever are exposed to higher levels of ionizing radiation from medical equipment, airplanes, etc. A new study suggests that this kind of radiation may be a confounding factor in the ... read more

'Super Emitters' Responsible for More Than Half of US Methane Emissions

Oct. 27, 2016 — Just a few natural gas wells account for more than half of the total volume of leaked methane gas in the United States, research indicates. Fixing leaks at those top emitters could significantly ... read more

Want to Exercise More? Get Yourself Some Competition

Oct. 27, 2016 — Competition is a far stronger motivation for exercise than friendly support, and in fact, giving people such support actually made them less likely to go to the gym less than simply leaving them ... read more

Psychopathy Increases Risk of Violence in Romantic Relationships

Oct. 27, 2016 — People with higher levels of psychopathic tendencies are more likely to assault their romantic partners. They are also more likely to drink alcohol, a study has ... read more

New Tool Detects Malicious Websites Before They Cause Harm

Oct. 27, 2016 — Malicious websites promoting scams, distributing malware and collecting phished credentials pervade the web. As quickly as we block or blacklist them, criminals set up new domain names to support ... read more

Prognostic Role of Side Where Colon Cancer Occurs

Oct. 27, 2016 — Does the location of colon cancer – left or right side – matter for survival? A new report reviewed medical literature to examine the prognostic role of a primary colon cancer tumor being located ... read more

Study Finds Lack of Benefit of Cranberry in Reducing Urinary Tract Infections Among Older Women

Oct. 27, 2016 — Among older women residing in nursing homes, administration of cranberry capsules compared with placebo resulted in no significant difference in presence of bacteriuria plus pyuria (presence of ... read more

Regular Dental Visits May Help Prevent Pneumonia, Study Shows

Oct. 27, 2016 — That twice-yearly trip to the dentist could do more than keep teeth and gums healthy: It may decrease the risk of pneumonia by reducing bacteria in the mouth, suggests ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — Crustaceans that thrive in the vastness of the open ocean have no place to hide from their predators. Consequently, many creatures that live at depths where sunlight fades to darkness have developed ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — Much of human health hinges on how well the body manufactures and uses energy. For reasons that remain unclear, cells' ability to produce energy declines with age, prompting scientists to ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — The eerie glow of a dead star, which exploded long ago as a supernova, reveals itself in this Hubble Space Telescope image of the Crab Nebula. But, the ghoulish-looking object still has a pulse. ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — NASA's New Horizons mission reached a major milestone this week when the last bits of science data from the Pluto flyby -- stored on the spacecraft's digital recorders since July 2015 -- ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — Global populations of vertebrates -- mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish -- have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012, states a new report. Animals living in the world's ... read more

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