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April 29, 2016

Paranormal Beliefs Can Increase Number of Dé Jà Vu Experiences

Apr. 27, 2016 — A belief in the paranormal can mean an individual experiences more déjà vu moments in their ... read more

Immuno-Psychiatry: When Your Body Makes Its Own 'Angel Dust'

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study reports structural brain damage from an autoimmune encephalitis that impairs behavior in ways that are somewhat similar to the effects of "angel dust". The body sometimes makes ... read more

Robots May Be Able to Lift, Drive, and Chat, but Are They Safe and Trustworthy?

Apr. 26, 2016 — Automation experts conclude that the time is ripe for human factors researchers to contribute scientific insights that can tackle the many challenges of human-robot ... read more

Can Mountain-Climbing Bears Rescue Cherry Trees from Global Warming?

Apr. 25, 2016 — As the planet warms, one way for plants and animals to find their way to cooler territory is to move up higher into the mountains. Now, researchers have found that cherry trees are indeed making ... read more

How Researchers Teach Bacteria New Behaviors

Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers working in the field of synthetic biology use components that occur in nature and combine them in a new way. This is how bacteria acquire functions that they hadn’t previously ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — A theoretical study has analyzed a model that saves special relativity and reconciles it with granularity by introducing small-scale deviations from the principle of locality demonstrating that it ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — In a proof-of-principle experiment, researchers have demonstrated that a small group of individual atoms placed very precisely in silicon can act as a quantum simulator, mimicking nature -- in this ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Astronomers have discovered that the central 2000 light years within the Milky Way Galaxy hosts an ancient population of stars. These stars are more than 10 billion years old and their orbits in ... read more

Adding Some Salt to the Recipe for Energy Storage Materials

Apr. 22, 2016 — A team of researchers has recently discovered a way to improve the recipe for energy storage materials, and make the resulting materials bigger and better and soaking up energy -- the secret? Just ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — When asked to sort American whiskeys, consumers were more influenced by alcohol content, age at bottling and product brand, a food scientist has ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Analysis of a new dinosaur fossil suggests that the largest species ever known to walk the Earth was born with adult-like proportions, perhaps allowing it to be more independent than some other ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The microscopic world is governed by the rules of quantum mechanics, where the properties of a particle can be completely undetermined and yet strongly correlated with those of other particles. ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum can farm symbiotic bacteria for food by carrying them from generation to generation. New research shows that these bacteria can also protect the amoeba from ... read more

New Material Combines Useful, Typically Incompatible Properties

Apr. 20, 2016 — Most materials are capable of being only one thing at a time, but a team of engineers and physicists have created an entirely new material in which completely contradictory properties can ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new way to study mice that better mimics the immune system of adult humans and which could significantly improve ways to test potential therapeutics. The researchers ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — In a discovery with implications for long-term spaceflight and future missions to Mars, researchers have found that mice flown aboard the space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth with early signs of ... read more

Ancient DNA Reveals Evolution of Giant Bears in the Americas

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers are shedding new light on the evolution of what are believed to be the largest bears that ever walked the ... read more

Zip Software Can Detect the Quantum-Classical Boundary

Apr. 20, 2016 — A new technique to detect quantum behavior relies on a familiar tool: a 'zip' program you might have installed on your ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Humans aren't alone in their ability to mix perfumes and colognes. Lemurs, too, get more out of their smelly secretions by combining fragrances from different scent glands to create richer, ... read more

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