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October 26, 2016

Towards Better Metallic Glasses

Oct. 25, 2016 — Researchers have used state-of-the-art computer simulation to test a theory from the 1950s that when atoms organize themselves into 3D pentagons they supress crystallisation. The theory has been a ... read more

Structure of Key DNA Replication Protein Solved

Oct. 25, 2016 — A research team has solved the three-dimensional structure of a key protein that helps damaged cellular DNA repair itself. Investigators say that knowing the chemical structure of the protein will ... read more

Oct. 25, 2016 — Americans waste up to $19 billion annually in electricity costs due to "vampire appliances," always-on digital devices in the home that suck power even when they are turned off. But now ... read more

Oct. 25, 2016 — 5-?m-diameter needle-electrodes on 1 mm × 1 mm block modules have now been developed by researchers. This tiny needle may help solve the mysteries of the brain and facilitate the development of a ... read more

Study Reveals Which Genes Are Critical to a Plant's Response to Drought

Oct. 25, 2016 — Because plants cannot relocate when resources become scarce, they need to efficiently regulate their growth by responding to environmental cues. Drought is the most important cause of reduced plant ... read more

Teenagers Influenced by Video Games With Alcohol, Smoking Content

Oct. 25, 2016 — Images and references to alcohol and tobacco in popular video games may be influencing UK teens who play the games and the age restriction system is not working, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 25, 2016 — Why do social beings sometimes put their own common sense aside to follow the lead of others, even though by doing so they could be brought to death's door? Research on carpenter ants is the ... read more

Adolescents Do Not 'Get the Gist' When It Comes to Making Risky Decisions Online

Oct. 25, 2016 — Adolescents are more likely than adults to take online risks, regardless of the gamble involved, according to new ... read more

Oct. 25, 2016 — Curtailing sleep alters the abundance of bacterial gut species that have previously been linked to compromised human metabolic health, results from a new clinical study ... read more

Can a Brain-Computer Interface Convert Your Thoughts to Text?

Oct. 25, 2016 — Ever wonder what it would be like if a device could decode your thoughts into actual speech or written words? While this might enhance the capabilities of already existing speech interfaces with ... read more

How Often Do Quantum Systems Violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics?

Oct. 25, 2016 — The likelihood of seeing quantum systems violating the second law of thermodynamics has been calculated by scientists. The team determined a more precise version of a basic law of physics - which ... read more

Halloween Candy Deconstructed: Ingredients of a Few Popular Halloween Candies

Oct. 25, 2016 — It Halloween time. The costumes, the candy, the candy, the candy, and lots of it. Maybe it’s time to forget the calories for a movement and take a look at the ... read more

Many Kids Not Ready for Kindergarten

Oct. 25, 2016 — Many children are still learning to control their behavior as they enter kindergarten and may need educational support to develop that critical skill, indicates one of the most conclusive studies to ... read more

More Than 50% of Americans Now Have at Least One Chronic Health Condition, Mental Disorder or Substance-Use Issue

Oct. 25, 2016 — With the future of US healthcare likely to rest on the next presidency, a new study highlights just how complex the medical needs of many Americans now ... read more

Dieting Success May Be Hardwired Into the Brain

Oct. 25, 2016 — Scientists studied the connections between the executive control and reward systems in the brain, and discovered the ability to self-regulate a healthy body weight may be dependent on individual ... read more

Oct. 25, 2016 — Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a greater incidence of high blood pressure, according to the largest study to investigate the effects of both air pollution and traffic noise by ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Difficulty seeing in bright light, which can be linked to a genetic mutation, can also increase baleen whales' susceptibility to fatal entanglements in fishing gear, say ... read more

Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds Diffuse Between Atmospheric Particles

Oct. 24, 2016 — Semi-volatile organic compounds can readily diffuse into the billions of tiny atmospheric particles that inhabit the air, easily moving among them, researchers have discovered. The findings provide ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Sneaky parasitic weeds may be able to steal genes from the plants they are attacking and then use those genes against the host plant, according to a team of ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — For the first time scientists can see how the shells of tiny marine organisms grow atom-by-atom, a new study reports. The advance provides new insights into the mechanisms of biomineralization and ... read more

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