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October 23, 2016

Fake IDs Are a Red Flag for Problem Behaviors

Oct. 21, 2016 — Have you heard of the CNN effect? There is also a “fake ID effect:” This is when a fake piece of identification facilitates later harms. Researchers already know that underage college students ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA's ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing ... read more

Measuring the Forces of Biology

Oct. 21, 2016 — Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, ... read more

Inflammation Triggers Unsustainable Immune Response to Chronic Viral Infection

Oct. 21, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development, say ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Fish farms may hold the key to studying the impact of rising carbon dioxide on marine life, and help researchers understand if fish could adapt to climate ... read more

Analytics Developed to Predict Poll Trends

Oct. 21, 2016 — As the countdown continues to the Presidential election, new analytical tools promise a quicker and remarkably accurate method of predicting election trends with ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Scientists and engineers recently made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world record for plasma pressure in an Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. Plasma ... read more

Would People Be Happier (and Healthier) If We Could Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

Oct. 21, 2016 — At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can't enjoy ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — American ecologists have played a key role in a petition filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday seeking emergency Endangered Species Act protection for the Venus ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Hydrogen (H2) is an extremely simple molecule and yet a valuable raw material which as a result of the development of sophisticated catalysts is becoming more and more important. In industry and ... read more

The Importance of the Amount of Physical Activity on the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Oct. 21, 2016 — New research reveals the importance of both the amount and timing of physical activity in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), as well as aiding the management of the disease in ... read more

When Quantum Scale Affects the Way Atoms Emit and Absorb Particles of Light

Oct. 21, 2016 — In 1937, US physicist Isidor Rabi introduced a simple model to describe how atoms emit and absorb particles of light. Until now, this model had still not been completely explained. In a recent ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have revealed the mechanics of how bacteria build up slimy masses, called biofilms, cell by cell. When encased in biofilms in the human body, bacteria are a thousand ... read more

How to Tune Thermal Conductivity of 2D Materials

Oct. 21, 2016 — Researchers have found an unexpected way to control the thermal conductivity of two-dimensional (2-D) materials, which will allow electronics designers to dissipate heat in electronic devices that ... read more

Same Day Return to Play After Concussion Still Common Among Youth Athletes

Oct. 21, 2016 — Concussion guidelines published over the past decade -- and laws in all states -- now discourage youth athletes from returning to play if they display any signs of concussion after an injury. ... read more

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

Visits to Pediatric Emergency Departments for Headache Pain in Children Are on the Rise

Oct. 21, 2016 — There is a growing body of evidence that pediatric emergency departments are seeing a steady increase in the number of children presenting with ... read more

Adverse Events Affect Children's Development, Physical Health and Biology

Oct. 21, 2016 — It's known that adverse childhood experiences carry over into adult life, but a new study is focusing on the effect of these experiences in the childhood ... read more

Most Adults Surveyed Don't Know E-Cigarette Use Deposits Nicotine on Indoor Surfaces

Oct. 21, 2016 — Most U.S. adults surveyed in 2015 agree that e-cigarette use should not be allowed in places where smoking is prohibited. Yet one-third of respondents allow use of the devices within their home, and ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

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