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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Changing Diet Can Quickly Shift Makeup of Microbiota, Research Says

May 12, 2016 9:48 am | by Harvard University | 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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Brain Scans Find Protein a Marker of Alzheimer's Decline

May 11, 2016 4:00 pm | by By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | 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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It's Not Just Alberta - Warming Fueled Fires are Increasing

May 11, 2016 2:10 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | Comments

Alberta's unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that's grown hotter with more extreme weather.

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Paper Gets 'Smart' with Drawn-on, Stenciled Sensor Tags

May 11, 2016 2:07 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

Engineers found a way to give paper sensing capabilities. 

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How Algae Could Save Plants from Themselves

May 11, 2016 2:01 pm | by Carnegie Institute | Comments

Algae may hold the key to feeding the world’s burgeoning population.

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Swiss Town to Accept Bitcoin Payments

May 11, 2016 1:54 pm | by Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | Comments

Proponents consider this a groundbreaking move by a government body.

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New Device Could Improve Cancer Detection

May 11, 2016 1:50 pm | by University of British Columbia | Comments

A new method to isolate cancer cells that have escaped from a tumor could soon pave the way for improved diagnosis and treatment.

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Ferrous Chemistry in Aqueous Solution Unraveled

May 11, 2016 1:41 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin | Comments

Two different methods practically paint a complete picture of the electronic states and interactions of a molecule in an aqueous solution.

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Could Too Much Folic Acid Cause Autism?

May 11, 2016 12:00 pm | by By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press | Comments

For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects. But a new study suggests it may be possible to get too much of a good thing.

The Anatomy of Flower Color

May 11, 2016 9:19 am | by University of Groningen | Comments

Everybody knows roses are red and violets are blue, but what makes them so?

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Exploring the Mystery of How Enzymes Work via Simulations

May 10, 2016 3:55 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Enzymes play a crucial role in most biological processes—controlling energy transduction, as well as the transcription and translation of genetic information and signaling. 

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