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Mar. 30, 2017 — In 2013, materials scientists grew a 'garden' of self-assembled crystal microstructures. Now, applied mathematicians have developed a framework to better understand and control the ... read more

The Carbon Footprint of Crime Has Fallen, Study Finds

Mar. 30, 2017 — A study has found that the carbon footprint of crime over the last 20 years has ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Fang blennies are small fish with big teeth. Specifically, they have two large canine teeth that jut out of their lower jaw. Since blenny fish are only about two inches long, these 'fangs' ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — A mysterious flash of X-rays has been discovered by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in the deepest X-ray image ever obtained. This source likely comes from some sort of destructive event, but ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — The first step in shaping the brain is that the neural plate, a sheet-like cell layer, curves to form the neural tube. Scientists have now shown that during the process of neural tube formation a ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Every year an increasing amount of sea ice is melting in the Arctic. This can start a chain reaction, which leads to increased production of algae and hence more food for creatures in the ... read more

Larger Doses of Vitamin C May Lead to a Greater Reduction in Common Cold Duration

Mar. 30, 2017 — The relationship between vitamin C dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — The part of the brain that creates mental maps of one's environment plays a much broader role in memory and learning than was previously thought, according to new ... read more

New Dinosaur Species Sheds Light on Evolution, Provides Facial Makeover for Tyrannosaurs

Mar. 30, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a new relative of T. rex that is the geologically youngest species of the lineage called Daspletosaurus, the 'frightful lizards'. The new species of dinosaur, ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — A new study showed people who feel lonely are likely to report more severe symptoms from the common ... read more

Modern Alchemy Creates Luminescent Iron Molecules

Mar. 30, 2017 — Scientists have made the first iron-based molecule capable of emitting light. This could contribute to the development of affordable and environmentally friendly materials for e.g. solar cells, light ... read more

Climate Change's Toll on Mental Health

Mar. 29, 2017 — When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on ... read more

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

Mar. 29, 2017 — A new article aims to provide clarity among scientists, resource managers and planners on what ecological resilience means and how it can be ... read more

Infant Vitamin B1 Deficiency Leads to Poor Motor Function and Balance

Mar. 29, 2017 — A new study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. The conclusions ... read more

Natural Chemical Helps Brain Adapt to Stress

Mar. 29, 2017 — A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience -- the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic ... 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

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