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Shark Week: How to Watch It Like a Scientist
As the Discovery Channel and National Geographic Wild unleash a week of dueling shark programs, a biologist advises viewers to take what they see with a large grain of sea salt.
Live Science, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

Why Does Hunger Vanish When You Ignore It Long Enough?
Why is it that when you're tremendously hungry, you're able to forget about it if you're in the middle of an intriguing activity, such as reading a good book?
Live Science, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.
Live Science, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel
An underwater robot spotted the lava-like rocks inside a reactor of Japan's destroyed nuclear plant.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

Farm subsidies 'must be earned' - Michael Gove
Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural jobs.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossil
A 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

What’s Mass of Proton? Physicists Make Most Precise Measurement Yet
An international team of physicists from Germany and Japan has made the most precise measurement yet of the proton’s atomic mass. The result is a factor of three more precise compared to the current literature value, however shifted by about three standard deviations. “The proton is the nucleus of the hydrogen atom and one of [...]
Breaking Science News | Sci-News.com, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

Study: MRSA Emerged Long Before Introduction of Antibiotic Methicillin into Clinical Practice
According to a new study published in the journal Genome Biology, methicillin use was not the original driving factor in the evolution of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as previously thought; rather it was the widespread use of first generation antibiotics such as penicillin in the years prior to the introduction of methicillin. “Our study provides [...]
Breaking Science News | Sci-News.com, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

Hubble Space Telescope Spots Martian Moon Phobos
When the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed Mars near opposition on May 12, 2016, Phobos — the larger and inner of the two natural satellites of Mars — photobombed the picture. Phobos was discovered by the American astronomer Asaph Hall on August 17, 1877, at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., six days after [...]
Breaking Science News | Sci-News.com, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

Yoga may have health benefits for people with chronic non-specific lower back pain
A new systematic review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that yoga may lead to a reduction in pain and functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back pain over the short term, compared with no exercise. However, researchers advise that more studies are needed to provide information on long-term effects.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:57:33 GMT

Study first to connect stress-associated brain activity with cardiovascular risk
A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISSMS) investigators has linked, for the first time in humans, activity in a stress-sensitive structure within the brain to the risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease. The team's findings, being published in the journal The Lancet, also reveals a pathway leading from activation of that structure—the amygdala—through elevated immune system activity to an increased incidence of cardiovascular events.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:57:33 GMT

Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity
More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a "western diet" - foods consisting high levels of sugars and fats - is a major cause of this epidemic.
Medical Xpress - latest medical and health news stories, Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:57:33 GMT

Optimization for self-production may explain mysterious features of the ribosome
A new study explains the previously mysterious characteristics of ribosomes, the protein production factories of the cell. Researchers mathematically demonstrated that ribosomes are precisely structured to build themselves as quickly as possible to support efficient cell growth.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

Name that scotch: Colorimetric recognition of aldehydes and ketones
Vodka tastes different from brandy, and connoisseurs can distinguish among different brands of whiskeys. The flavors of spirits result from a complex bouquet of volatile compounds. New colorimetric sensor arrays on disposable test-strips read by hand-held devices allow for their rapid, inexpensive, and sensitive identification by their chemical 'fingerprints'. They are based on novel sensor arrays that detect and differentiate among a diverse range of aldehydes and ketones.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think
Everyone knows that exposure to pollution during rush hour traffic can be hazardous to your health, but it's even worse than previously thought. In-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be twice as high as previously believed.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:38:45 GMT

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