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Tracking Hazardous Chemicals from Fast-Food Wrappers in the Body

Mar. 29, 2017 — Just one month after major research findings showed dangerous PFAS present in more than one-third of fast food packaging tested, researchers have created a new technique to track PFASs in the ... read more

Manufacturing, Global Trade Impair Health of People With No Stake in Either

Mar. 29, 2017 — The latest products may bring joy to people around the globe, but academic researchers this week are highlighting the heightened health risks experienced by people in regions far downwind of the ... read more

11 Percent of Disappearing Groundwater Used to Grow Internationally Traded Food

Mar. 29, 2017 — Eleven percent of the global non-renewable groundwater drawn up for irrigation goes to produce crops that are then traded on the international market, new research ... read more

Adults With Migraines Have Triple the Prevalence of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Mar. 29, 2017 — Generalized anxiety disorder is much more common among adults who have migraines than those without migraine, according to a new study. Many people with migraines have pain that prevent some daily ... read more

Giving Brown Fat a Green Light

Mar. 29, 2017 — Since the discovery in 2009 that brown fat can be active in adult humans, researchers around the world have worked to unveil ways to switch on this fat. Scientists have now identified a new route to ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — An important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock has been released by scientists. They report that plants growing in warmer conditions are tougher and have lower nutritional value to ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Stashed away and long-forgotten, a trio of century-old bottled beers recently discovered in the Czech Republic could help scientists better understand early 20th-century brewing practices, as well as ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — A paleontologist is countering decades of studies that assert that some dinosaurs can be identified as male or female based on the shapes and sizes of their ... read more

Products Can Be Pals When You're Lonely, but It May Cost You, Study Finds

Mar. 29, 2017 — According to a new study, it appears humanlike products do keep people from seeking out normal human interaction, which is typically how people try to recover from loneliness. However, there are ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Researchers have described, for the first time, the ordered arrangement of myosin-II filaments in actin cables of non-muscle ... read more

Inflammation Awakens Sleepers

Mar. 29, 2017 — The inflammatory response that is supposed to ward off pathogens that cause intestinal disease makes this even worse. This is because special viruses integrate their genome into Salmonella, which ... read more

Teacher Encouragement Has Greatest Influence on Less Advantaged Children

Mar. 29, 2017 — 'Big data' study finds that children from families with limited education have strongest long-term response to teacher encouragement, and are more likely to progress to university as a ... read more

Scientists Predict Reading Ability from DNA Analysis Alone

Mar. 29, 2017 — Researchers have used a genetic scoring technique to predict reading performance throughout school years from DNA ... read more

Why Do We Choose to Get Vaccinations?

Mar. 29, 2017 — Since vaccines protect not only those who take them, but also the people who otherwise could have been infected, there are many plausible motives for choosing to get vaccinated. Apart from the most ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Researchers have devised a novel supramolecular strategy to introduce tunable 1D periodic potentials upon self-assembly of ad hoc organic building blocks on graphene, opening the way to the ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Engineering researchers have made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices. The ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been brought into question in a new ... read more

Law of Physics Explains Natural Drivers of Wealth Inequality

Mar. 28, 2017 — A engineering professor has proposed an explanation for why the income disparity in America between the rich and poor continues to grow. According to the constructal law of physics, income inequality ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A subject who was paralyzed below his shoulders in a bicycling accident, is believed to be the first person with quadriplegia in the world to have arm and hand movements restored with the help of two ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to ... read more

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