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Gentle Strength for Robots

May 13, 2016 8:58 am | by Max Planck Institute | News | Comments

In interacting with humans, robots must first and foremost be safe.

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Microwaved Nanoribbons May Bolster Oil, Gas Wells

May 13, 2016 8:50 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

A small amount of the material could dramatically reinforce drills used to extract these elements. 

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Endangered Sumatran Rhino Gives Birth in Indonesia

May 13, 2016 12:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Sumatran rhinoceros has given birth at an Indonesian sanctuary in a success for efforts to save the critically endangered species.

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Scientists ID Genes Associated with Educational Attainment

May 12, 2016 2:18 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

A group of more than 200 scientists has conducted one of the largest genetic studies to date.

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Special Report: Rainforest Alliance Sheds Light on Paris Agreement Implementation

May 12, 2016 2:02 pm | by Anna Spiewak, Editor | Articles | Comments

The global nonprofit organization stresses the important roles forestry and land use play in Paris Agreement's sustainability plan.

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Unveiling a Dual Screen Smartwatch

May 12, 2016 1:24 pm | by Dartmouth University | News | Comments

A researcher and his collaborators have unveiled a prototype of a smartwatch with dual touchscreens called Doppio.

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Small Blue Galaxy Could Shed New Light on Big Bang

May 12, 2016 1:13 pm | by Indiana University | News | Comments

A faint blue galaxy about 30 million light-years from Earth and located in the constellation Leo Minor could show clues to conditions at the birth of the universe.

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How Light is Detected Affects the Atom That Emits It

May 12, 2016 1:09 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

An experiment suggests it might be possible to control atoms entangled with the light they release by manipulating detection.

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Breast Cancer Drug Found to Reduce Seizures

May 12, 2016 1:02 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Findings from an animal study could lead to improved seizure treatment in humans.

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Climate Change May Have Contributed to Extinction of Neanderthals

May 12, 2016 12:55 pm | by University of Colorado | News | Comments

A researcher has found that Neanderthals in Europe showed signs of nutritional stress during periods of extreme cold.

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Flawed Nanodiamonds Could Produce Next-Gen Tools for Imaging, Communications

May 12, 2016 10:21 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

A team of scientists has found potential roles for diamondoids in improving electron microscope images, assembling materials and printing circuits on computer chips.   

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Chronic Use of Acid-Reflux Drug Could Accelerate Vascular Aging

May 12, 2016 10:07 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor, Drug Discovery & Development | Articles | Comments

Long-term exposure to common, acid reflux drugs could speed up the aging of blood vessels, according to a new study.

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Changing Diet Can Quickly Shift Makeup of Microbiota, Research Says

May 12, 2016 9:48 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. But new evidence suggests that the same may also be true for the microbes in your gut.

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The Gateses Foot Bill for Polio Vaccine

May 12, 2016 9:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Bill and Melinda Gates have extended their generosity to the pharmaceutical industry, helping battle polio in developing countries.

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Brain Scans Find Protein a Marker of Alzheimer's Decline

May 11, 2016 4:00 pm | by By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer's disease — and those tangles may predict early symptoms, a finding with implications for better treatments.

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