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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.


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.


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.


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.   


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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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