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Mar. 23, 2017 — It is well known that as plants grow, their stems and shoots respond to outside signals like light and gravity. But if plants all have similar stimuli, why are there so many different plant shapes? ... read more

When People Prepare for Conflict, Dominant Leaders Take the Stage

Mar. 23, 2017 — One popular theory holds that dominant leaders are supported by those who fear new situations and threats. However, new research shows that support for dominant leaders is not born of fear, but of a ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Scientists have studied the development of the amphibian and reptile fauna in Western Siberia during the past twelve million years. In their study, they demonstrate that the species diversity of both ... read more

Blood Fatty Acids Reveal Your Child's Diet

Mar. 23, 2017 — Eating lots of sugary candy may strain the liver, alter the body’s fatty acid metabolism and increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases already in childhood. Children’s blood fatty acid ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Once upon a time, the Universe was just a hot soup of particles. In those days, together with visible particles, other particles to us hidden or dark might have formed. Billions of years later ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — The male “androgen” hormone is an important element in the ovarian development of female chicken embryos, more so than in the development of male testes, scientists have ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance well-being. Now, researchers show there are changes in the dopamine ... read more

Immune Study in Chickens Reveals Key Hurdle for Campylobacter Vaccine Effort

Mar. 23, 2017 — The immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan, new research has found. The findings have important implications in the ... read more

A Tough Coat for Silicon

Mar. 23, 2017 — Supercritical carbon dioxide delivers protective molecules to semiconductor surfaces, report researchers in a new ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Studies of wolf spiders found that courtship displays help preserve genetic isolation between closely related species. Another study found that the species Gladicosa bellamyi used multi-modal ... read more

Largest Survey to Date of Patient and Family Experience at US Children's Hospitals

Mar. 22, 2017 — A survey of more than 17,000 parents of hospitalized children gives mixed responses about the quality of the inpatient experience at 69 US children's ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — In a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of brown howler monkeys, there now exists silence. Yellow fever, a virus carried by mosquitoes ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — A fungal biopesticide that shows promise for the control of bed bugs is highly effective even against bed-bug populations that are insecticide resistant, according to ... read more

Research Questions Effectiveness of Translocation Conservation Method

Mar. 22, 2017 — A DNA study of endangered greater prairie chickens in Illinois indicates that supplementing the dwindling population with birds from out of state did not improve genetic ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues and organs: how to establish a vascular system that delivers ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in the ... read more

Humans, Smartphones May Fail Frequently to Detect Face Morph Photos

Mar. 22, 2017 — Both humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards, new research has ... read more

Too Much Structured Knowledge Hurts Creativity, Shows Study

Mar. 22, 2017 — Structure organizes human activities and help us understand the world with less effort, but it can be the killer of creativity, concludes a new ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — It's not every day someone gets to say, 'I've discovered a new species.' It's a claim that biologist Chris Funk can happily make. Funk and collaborators, who've spent ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, ... read more

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