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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:26:49 EDT
There may be a complex market living in your gut
Conventional theories used by economists for the past 150 years to explain how societies buy, sell, and trade goods and services may be able to unlock mysteries about the behavior of microbial life on Earth, according to a study.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:26:47 EDT
New design brings world's first solar battery to performance milestone
After debuting the world's first solar air battery last fall, researchers have now reached a new milestone. They report that their patent-pending design -- which combines a solar cell and a battery into a single device -- now achieves a 20 percent energy savings over traditional lithium-iodine batteries.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:28:47 EDT
Key gene found to drive kidney disease severity
Patients with higher levels of a key protein are at greater risk for severe kidney disease, experts report.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:28:45 EDT
How to encourage healthy dental habits away from home
School is just around the corner, which means backpacks and packed lunches await your children. One expert offers tips for parents to promote healthy dental habits while away from home.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:27:52 EDT
Ocean currents offer insights into MH370
Preliminary insights into the potential pathway of the plane wreckage that washed up on Reunion Island, thought to be from the missing MH370 flight, is provided by American researchers.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:27:00 EDT
Crystal clear images uncover secrets of hormone receptors
Scientists used atomic level images to show how the neuropeptide hormone neurotensin might activate its receptors. Their description is the first of its kind for a neuropeptide-binding G protein-coupled receptor, a class of receptors involved in a wide range of disorders and the target of many drugs.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:26:58 EDT
Tool helps public health agencies prioritize health risks
Public health agencies across the globe are challenged with preventing the spread of chronic diseases while dealing with limited funds and devastating budget cuts. Now, a researcher has applied the Public Health Index model, a tool he designed that has been adopted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to help the Brazilian government identify and prioritize health risks affecting its population.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:26:51 EDT
Half of the most popular news on Twitter is not covered by traditional news media sources
Half of the news that appears on Twitter as 'trending topics' goes unmentioned in the traditional news media, and when both sources carry it, 60 percent of the stories appear first on the social network. Those are some of the conclusions of a study which analyzes the dissemination of news on Twitter compared with the traditional media.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:26:48 EDT
How bees naturally vaccinate their babies
When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don't have a choice -- they naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments. Now for the first time, scientists have discovered how they do it. This opens the door for researchers to develop the first-ever vaccine for insects. This is particularly important for bees since they help keep fruit, nuts and vegetables in our diets and have been declining in numbers for six decades.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:26:45 EDT
Agrarian settlements drive severe tropical deforestation across the Amazon
Resettlement projects in the Amazon are driving severe tropical deforestation, according to new research. Widely hailed as a socially responsible and 'innocuous' strategy of land redistribution, agrarian reform settlements have been created throughout the Brazilian Amazon since the early 1970s at an unprecedented scale. But a new study reveals that these farmer resettlement projects are far from environmentally friendly or socio-economically beneficial.
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