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7614 A new study, based on reports from more than 10,000 individuals, has found that physical activity, whether or not it is classified as exercise, can have a positive effect on emotional well-being. (cam.ac.uk)
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6 Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away - BBC News (bbc.com)
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22474 Cancer death rate has dropped 25 percent since peaking in 1991. However, significant disparities in cancer burden by gender, race remain. (cancer.org)
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10250 Science AMA Series: We just published a paper showing recent ocean warming had been underestimated, and that NOAA (and not Congress) got this right. Ask Us Anything! (self.science)
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12964 A cardboard centrifuge separates blood cells from plasma in 2 minutes. Based on an ancient toy, it costs 20 cents and weighs just 2 grammes (economist.com)
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6077 A strange animal that lived on the ocean floor 500 million years ago has been assigned to the tree of life, solving a long-held mystery. (bbc.com)
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4215 Science AMA Series: We're the OpenAQ Team, building the world's first open data, open-source real-time and historical air pollution platform. We are building it because open data helps people fight air inequality and no one else was building it. Ask Us Anything! (self.science)
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5 The burning question - Moves to designate wood as a carbon-neutral fuel have alarmed environmentalists and divided scientists. (science.sciencemag.org)
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667 Using sound waves, scientists have developed an easy way to determine the structural integrity and health of a living tree. (acsh.org)
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172 Science AMA Series: Hi, reddit! I’m Will Mair, assistant professor of genetics and complex diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and my lab recently found a causal link between RNA splicing and aging (self.science)
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2734 Byzantine skeleton yields 800-year-old genomes from a fatal infection (news.wisc.edu)
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4823 PLOS Science Wednesday: Hi Reddit, we’re Alasdair and Garrett and we drew a new map of the United States based on commuter data instead of traditional borders, creating new ways of interpreting how geography impacts our lives – Ask Us Anything! (self.science)
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3522 Gun Violence Should Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis, Study Says (npr.org)
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191 The fences built across Europe to stop refugees are threatening the continent’s wildlife (qz.com)
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56 Zooplankton rapidly evolve salt tolerance (eurekalert.org)
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2564 Alcohol switches the brain into starvation mode in mice, increasing hunger and appetite, scientists have discovered. The UK researchers, who report their findings in the journal Nature Communications, believe the same is probably true in humans. (bbc.com)
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3376 Strict voter ID laws "have a differentially negative impact on the turnout of racial and ethnic minorities in primaries and general elections" (journals.uchicago.edu)
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1643 Ants choose materials based on their absorptive properties and use them for transporting liquid food (newscientist.com)
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42 The irreversible momentum of clean energy (science.sciencemag.org)
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284 Multiomics reveal non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats following chronic exposure to an ultra-low dose of Roundup herbicide (nature.com)
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1300 Children absorb aggression from superhero culture much more than the altruism (news.byu.edu)
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905 LEDs may cause retinal toxicity at occupational domestic illuminance (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
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40 Effect of methane on climate change could be 25% greater than previously thought - Geophysical Research Letters, December 2016 (dx.doi.org)
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695 Warming Oceans Could Boost Dangerous Toxin In Your Shellfish Dinner : Remember the famous Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Birds? It was inspired by a real-life incident of California seabirds driven into a frenzy by the neurotoxin. (npr.org)
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819 Juvenile worms behave ambivalently, comparable to human teenagers say researchers (salk.edu)
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38 A way to naturally regrow damaged teeth using drug designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease has been discovered by scientists in a breakthrough that could significantly reduce the need for fillings. It works by stimulating stem cells already present in the pulp to create new dentine. (independent.co.uk)
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628 Science AMA Series: We are researchers Elizabeth Blackburn (cell biologist) and Elissa Epel (health psychologist). We have been studying the relationships between telomeres/telomerase with psychological and behavioral factors, and with disease. (self.science)
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699 Science AMA Series: I’m an MIT computer scientist who develops wireless solutions to network congestion/spectrum crunch. AMA! (self.science)
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26 Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity at Ages 6 and 8 Linked to Fewer Symptoms of Depression Two Years Later (aap.org)
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541 U.S. Fish & Wildlife declare the first bumblebee species endangered in the United States. (the-scientist.com)
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497 A fossilised fruit dating back 52 million years has been discovered in South America. The ancient berry belongs to a family of plants that includes popular foods such as potatoes, tomatoes and peppers (bbc.com)
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15 Earth on the edge: Record breaking 2016 was close to 1.5°C warming (climate.copernicus.eu)
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298 The correlated evolution of antipredator defences and brain size in mammals (rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org)
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349 Researchers tested a genetically attenuated malaria parasite as a vaccine in 10 human volunteers using infected mosquito bites with a single exposure consisting of 150 to 200 bites per subject. All subjects remained blood stage–negative and developed inhibitory antibodies to malaria parasites. (stm.sciencemag.org)
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13 A star is hurtling towards our solar system and could knock millions of asteroids straight towards Earth (businessinsider.com)
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184 A new study has found found the variety of activities we choose within committed relationships depends on whether we consider more of the relationship as being in the future or in the past. (fuqua.duke.edu)
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299 The underestimated danger of a breakdown of the Gulf Stream System: A new model simulation of the Gulf Stream System shows a breakdown of the gigantic overturning circulating in the Atlantic after a CO2 doubling. (realclimate.org)
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10 Strongest, most elastic synthetic spider silk yet is produced in lab. (researchgate.net)
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102 Culture etched on our DNA more than previously known, research suggests|Now, for the first time, researchers say they have quantified the non-genetic aspects of race and identify for individuals of the same ethnic group. (cbsnews.com)
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197 Scientists say the global ocean circulation may be more vulnerable to shutdown than we thought - In the corrected model, the AMOC continues to weaken and after 300 years, it collapses altogether. (washingtonpost.com)
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10 An extensive study by the US Fish and Wildlife Service has predicted that in the next 35 to 41 years, polar bear populations across the Arctic could reduce by almost a third. (geographical.co.uk)
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27 Postdoc jobs in biomedicine don’t yield a positive return in the labor market, and these positions likely cost graduates roughly three years’ worth of salary in their first 15 years of their careers, finds a new study by Boston University and University of Kansas researchers. (bu.edu)
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186 Computers "evolve" patterns of deep brain stimulation that perform better than standard high single frequency treatments (pratt.duke.edu)
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8 Prostate cancer researchers find genetic fingerprint identifying how and when the disease spreads (eurekalert.org)
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24 Flies with a history of eating a high sugar diet live shorter lives, even after their diet improves. This is because the unhealthy diet drives long-term reprogramming of gene expression, according to researchers. (medicalxpress.com)
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148 Scientists develop new antibiotic for gonorrhea (eurekalert.org)
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7 Scientists record for the first time a tarantula preying on a snake in the wild. (livescience.com)
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22 Study Explains How Western Diet Leads to Overeating and Obesity; Peripheral endocannabinoid signaling identified as a pharmaceutical target for overeating associated with diet-induced obesity (ucrtoday.ucr.edu)
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108 Scientists create tiny biobot for implant under the skin to deliver doses of drugs. The 3D-printed bot has no batteries or wires, but is activated through an external magnet. It’s only been tested in mice for now, but it could one day be used to deliver localized doses of chemo to treat tumors. (theverge.com)
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5 Canadian prostate cancer researchers have discovered the genetic fingerprint that explains why up to 30 per cent of men with potentially curable localized prostate cancer develop aggressive disease that spreads following radiotherapy or surgery. (medicalxpress.com)
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22 Study finds that a government-supported policy to reduce salt consumption would be highly cost-effective across the world. Based on costs and a 10% reduction in salt over 10 years, such a program would save nearly 6 million life-years currently lost to cardiovascular disease every year. (eurekalert.org)
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93 Meta-analysis involving ~60k participants finds that cannabis use is not a major risk factor for the development of elevated anxiety in the general population (jech.bmj.com)
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5 The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact -- with some effects persisting several years later (eurekalert.org)
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21 Scientists have found the oldest evidence for right-handedness in a 1.8-million-year-old fossil of our ancestor Homo habilis. (realclearscience.com)
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84 Light-induced retinal damage using different light sources, protocols and rat strains reveals LED phototoxicity (sciencedirect.com)
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4 The mathematics describing the seemingly unpredictable movement of a stumbling drunk -- "drunken walk" math -- has helped scientists better understand the logic of ecological invasions. (news.psu.edu)
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17 Baboons Can Make Humanlike Speech Sounds - New research suggests our last common ancestor with these monkeys possessed the vocal machinery needed to speak. (scientificamerican.com)
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77 Making renewable plastics from Christmas trees - Most current plastics are made from oil, which is unsustainable. However, scientists have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles. (bath.ac.uk)
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4 Biologists have discovered a new type of cooperative photosynthesis in two species of bacteria, Prosthecochloris aestuarii and Geobacter sulfurreducens, that could be used in microbial communities for waste treatment and energy production. (sci-news.com)
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16 Researchers discover two phytoplankton groups, unlike any known species, in climate-sensitive areas around the world. While they appear relatively rare compared to other phytoplankton, scientists say their prevalence in warm waters suggests they could be important in future ocean ecosystems. (eurekalert.org)
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55 In a microscopic feat that resembled a high-wire circus act, researchers have coaxed DNA nanotubes to assemble themselves into bridge-like structures arched between two molecular landmarks on the surface of a lab dish. This may someday be used to connect electronic medical devices to living cells. (releases.jhu.edu)
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4 Elevated plasma levels of a protein called Tau following a sports-related concussion can predict the time it takes to return to play. (sciencemag.org)
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13 Deceptive curcumin offers cautionary tale for chemists (nature.com)
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42 Chandra finds Galactic Particle Accelerator, Black Hole Bonanza (nasa.gov)
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4 Mothers tend to cradle newborn babies on the left because this position activates the right hemisphere of the brain, which is involved in functions that help in communication and bonding.The "positional bias" is not unique to humans, with their advanced brains, but is also found in animals. (bbc.com)
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8 Scientists Map Vast Peat Swamps, a Storehouse of Carbon, in Central Africa (nytimes.com)
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22 Robotic microprey can be employed to better understand the hunting behaviors of immune cells preceding phagocytosis. (robotics.sciencemag.org)
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4 "Association of Leisure Time Physical Activity With Risk for Mortality" (JAMA) -- being a weekend warrior carries similar benefit as exercise throughout the week (jamanetwork.com)
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3 The true hottest places on Earth measured via satellite (includes Lut desert and badlands Australia) (earthobservatory.nasa.gov)
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