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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

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

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

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 — 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

Mar. 28, 2017 — Research on Prochlorococcus, the most abundant life form in the oceans, shows the bacteria's metabolism evolved in a way that may have helped trigger the rise of other organisms, to form a more ... read more

Elevating Women's Status Lowers Dependence on Solid Fuels

Mar. 28, 2017 — A new research paper finds that in countries where gender inequalities are most pronounced, women are much more likely to be exposed to solid fuel -- including burning from wood, crop wastes, ... read more

Elevated Blood Pressure Not a High Mortality Risk for Elderly With Weak Grip

Mar. 28, 2017 — A study of nearly 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that elevated blood pressure is not related to high mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — New insights have been gained into one of nature's great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Recent images have revealed the emergence of small-scale magnetic fields in the lower reaches of the corona researchers say may be linked to the onset of a main ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A young-looking volcanic caldera on the Moon has been interpreted by some as evidence of relatively recent lunar volcanic activity, but new research suggests it's not so young after ... read more

Alcohol Use in Veterans With Schizophrenia Less Common Than Thought; No Level Safe

Mar. 28, 2017 — US veterans who are being treated for schizophrenia are much less likely to drink any alcohol than the general population. But when they do misuse alcohol, it leads to worsening of their ... read more

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