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May 25, 2016

May 24, 2016 — Greenhouse-gas emissions from lakes and inland waterways may be as much as 45 percent greater than previously thought, new research ... read more

Living Near a Landfill Could Damage Your Health

May 24, 2016 — Health is at risk for those who live within five kilometers of a landfill ... read more

Harnessing Nature’s Vast Array of Venoms for Drug Discovery

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have invented a method for rapidly identifying venoms that strike a specific target in the body -- and optimizing such venoms for therapeutic ... read more

Crowdsourcing Contest Using Data from People, Dogs Advances Epileptic Seizure Forecasting

May 24, 2016 — It might sound like a riddle: What do you get when you combine one online contest, two patients, five dogs and 654 data ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Bacteria use a form of 'social media' communication, quorum sensing, to monitor how many of their species are in the neighborhood. This is important in the pathogenicity of Vibrio cholerae, ... read more

Air Pollution Exposure May Raise Heart Disease Risk

May 24, 2016 — Exposure to air pollution can worsen blood sugar levels, cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease, particularly in people with diabetes, according to a new ... read more

Truck Turns Its Own Heat Into Power

May 24, 2016 — A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of liters of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 1,000 tons per ... read more

May 24, 2016 — First-ever CT scans of the early armored dinosaur Pawpawsaurus campbelli reveal that although the Texas dino lacked its cousin's club-tail it had a sharp nose for danger. A relative of ... read more

Getting the Most out of Natural Gas

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new catalyst that allows the easy conversion of natural gas constituents into precursors for the production of fuels or complex chemicals, such as polymers or ... read more

How Waves Transport Materials: How Much Can a Mode-2 Wave Move?

May 24, 2016 — For the first time, two mathematicians have created a 3-D simulation of the mass transport capabilities of mode-2 waves. Such models will help define how mode-2 waves can carry materials that are ... read more

Study Documents African Monkeys Eating Bats

May 24, 2016 — Primates and bats may interact directly, but their behavioral and predator-prey interactions are poorly documented, and detailed reports of their interactions have been rare, until now. The first ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Microalgae consist of single cells but are capable of producing everything from food to fuel with the help of tailor-made LED ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have conducted the world's most comprehensive analysis of coral genes, focusing on how their evolution has allowed corals to interact with and adapt to the ... read more

Cell Labelling Via Photobleaching: Precious Ally for Scientific Research

May 24, 2016 — A multidisciplinary team of researchers gives birth to a unique method that enables instant, specific labeling of individual cells, Cell Labelling via Photobleaching (CLaP). This method will become a ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A family of compounds known as perovskites, which can be made into thin films with many promising electronic and optical properties, has been a hot research topic in recent years. But although these ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have found evidence that marine life can easily invade Antarctic waters from the north, and could be poised to colonize the rapidly-warming Antarctic marine ... read more

Discovering How Well Wearable Mosquito Repellent Devices Work

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are testing the efficacy of commercially available wearable mosquito repellent ... read more

Chloride 'Switch' Turns on Membrane Formation

May 23, 2016 — Chloride plays a key role in the formation of the basement membrane, a suprastructure on the outside of cells that undergirds and guides the function of most of the tissues of the body. In ... read more

Making Virus Sensors Cheap and Simple: New Method Detects Single Viruses in Urine

May 23, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine. While the technique presently works on just one virus, scientists say it could be adapted to detect a range of ... read more

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