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October 28, 2016

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October 28, 2016

Other People Are Less Attention-Grabbing to the Wealthy

Oct. 18, 2016 — The degree to which other people divert your attention may depend on your social class, according to new findings. The research shows that people who categorize themselves as being in a relatively ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — A scientist sought a humane way to end the lives of snails in a laboratory. She found a dip in a few ounces of beer or a 5 percent ethyl alcohol solution sedates the snails. Then they don't ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — The nursing assistant for your next trip to the hospital might be a ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — In the amphibian world, the axolotl is the replacement-parts king. This endangered Mexican salamander serves as its own NAPA store for lost body parts, able to fully regenerate limbs, tail, heart, ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — A researcher is working to advance research to develop secure user authentication methods, by looking at using brain waves as individual identifiers. However, those brain waves can tell more about a ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Key sex-determining genes continue to operate in a mammalian species that lacks the Y chromosome, taking us a step further toward understanding sex ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — The social ability of dogs is affected by genes that also seems to influence human behavior, according to a new study. The scientists have found a relationship between five different genes and the ... read more

Beauty of Standing out in a Crowd: Attractiveness Judged According to Who We Are With, Research Shows

Sep. 29, 2016 — Judgements of attractiveness vary depending on who is nearby, and how good-looking they are in comparison, research shows. A person will rank higher on a scale of attractiveness when compared ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — A urologist has discovered that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — A high-tech twist has been put on the ancient art of fiber spinning, using modern materials to create ultra-strong, powerful, shape-shifting yarns. A new report describes the path to developing a new ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — The copper used to make Ötzi's axe blade did not come from the Alpine region as had previously been supposed, but from ore mined in southern Tuscany. Ötzi was probably not involved in working ... read more

Are Modern Humans Simply Bad at Smoking?

Sep. 23, 2016 — Scientist looked for the genetic footprint of fire use in our genes, but found that our prehistoric cousins - the Neanderthals - and even the great apes seem better at dealing with the toxins in ... read more

Apple, Lettuce Can Remedy Garlic Breath

Sep. 23, 2016 — Garlic -- consumers either love or hate the taste, but one thing is for certain, no one likes it when the scent of it sticks around on their breath. Now, garlic lovers may have a new solution to ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — A temporary tattoo to help control a chronic disease might someday be possible, according to scientists who tested newly created antioxidant ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — With the help of two young patients with a unique neurological disorder, scientists have discovered that a gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception, a ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — One of the biggest challenges in cancer therapy is being able to sufficiently deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumors without exposing healthy tissues to their toxic effects. Magnetic bacteria are a ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — To become a sustainable alternative to meat, reared crickets must be fed feeds other than the chicken feed that is most commonly used today. Researchers now present a study that shows that there are ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Sound can now be structured in three dimensions. Researchers have found a way of generating acoustic holograms, which could improve ultrasound diagnostics and material testing. The holograms can also ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be ... read more

Brain to Robot: 'Move, Please'

Sep. 21, 2016 — Using the power of thought to control a robot that helps to move a paralysed hand: new research could fundamentally change the therapy and daily lives of stroke ... read more

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