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Cancer Cells Coordinate to Form Roving Clusters

May 19, 2016 10:00 am | by Rice University | Comments

Two-way communication between cancer cells appears to be key to their becoming motile, clustering and spreading through metastasis, according to scientists.

Ancient Tsunami Evidence on Mars Reveals Life Potential

May 19, 2016 9:39 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The geologic shape of what were once shorelines through Mars' northern plains convinces scientists that two large meteorites - hitting the planet millions of years apart - triggered a pair of mega-tsunamis.

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Bayer in Talks to Buy Crop Seeds Company Monsanto

May 19, 2016 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The German drug and chemicals company confirmed Thursday it has entered talks with the Monsanto Co. about the possible acquisition of the U.S.-based specialist in genetically modified crop seeds. 

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Database Launched to Study DNA from Midwestern Twins

May 18, 2016 4:00 pm | by By Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | Comments

Researchers who study how genes and the environment influence people's health are hoping that twins who live in the Midwest will contribute DNA to a new database that might provide insight about traits and diseases that are specific to the region. 

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Chemists Add Color to Chemical Reactions

May 18, 2016 12:36 pm | by Syracuse University | Comments

Chemists have come up with an innovative new way to visualize and monitor chemical reactions in real time.

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Robots Get Creative to Cut Through Clutter

May 18, 2016 12:26 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new software is helping these machines cope.

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Simple Paper Sheet Removes Viruses from Water

May 18, 2016 11:52 am | by Uppsala University | Comments

The sheet has a unique layered internal architecture resembling that of the French puff pastry.

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Genital Size Doesn't Matter—for Fish

May 18, 2016 9:45 am | by Australian National University | Comments

Big isn't always better when it comes to the size of male genitals.

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IBM Scientists Achieve Storage Memory Breakthrough

May 18, 2016 9:05 am | by IBM | Comments

For the first time, scientists at IBM Research have demonstrated reliably storing 3 bits of data per cell using a relatively new memory technology.  

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Judge: East Greenwich Man Can Resume Clinical Cancer Trial

May 18, 2016 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a terminally ill college student from East Greenwich seeking to resume a recently discontinued clinical cancer trial. 

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Peering into Tissue Stiffness with VIPA-Based Brillouin Spectroscopy

May 17, 2016 12:50 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

At a microscopic level, every material contains spontaneous sound waves—acoustic phonons—that have properties dependent on the material's mechanical properties.

High-Power Prismatic Devices Could Expand Visual Fields

May 17, 2016 12:45 pm | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | Comments

Researchers have designed three new eyeglasses using high-power prisms to optimally expand the visual fields of patients with hemianopia.

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Chemical Emitted by Trees Can Impact Ozone Levels

May 17, 2016 12:40 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

Hydrocarbons can interact with human-influenced emissions, and in the presence of sunlight, create a cocktail of pollutants.

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Skull Condition Thought Extinct is Actually Widespread

May 17, 2016 12:35 pm | by North Carolina State University | Comments

Some forensic anthropologists thought the skull condition called cribra orbitalia was a thing of the past.

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Self-Healing, Flexible Electronic Material Restores Functions After Many Breaks

May 17, 2016 9:30 am | by Pennsylvania State University | Comments

Electronic materials have been a major stumbling block for the advance of flexible electronics because existing materials do not function well after breaking and healing.   

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