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doi: 10.1038/srep30028. Further Reading L. Sanders. Microbes can play games with the mind. Science News. Vol. 189, April 2, 2016, p. 23. L. Sanders. Wiping out gut bacteria impairs brain. Science News. Vol. 189, June 25, 2016, p. 14. R. Ehrenberg.
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NASHVILLE, July 21 (UPI) –If planetary doom is to arrive by supervolcano, Earthlings will have about a year to consider their options. According to new research, super-eruptions offer a warning approximately one year before they blow up. Super-eruptions …
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In Mozambique’s woodlands, the sound of sweet evolution is at work. Over the centuries, through genetic and cultural adaptation, humans and a wild bird species have learned to work together. When human honey-hunters make a certain call, a bird called the …
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When we go to the hair stylist, we can browse magazines with pictures of models and point to a photo we’d like to try. Actors change appearances all the time to fit a role. Missing people are often disguised by changing their hair color and style. But how …
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Psychologist Brianna McMillan, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, said: “Learning words is an important skill that provides a foundation for children’s ability to achieve academically. “Modern homes are filled with noisy distractions such …
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The US space agency has established a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions, including Nasa’s “Journey to Mars”. The Nasa Translational Research Institute …
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A newly developed wheel converts any bicycle into an electric vehicle. Ben Gruber reports. STORY: Right off the bat, Michael Burtov says that he and his team at tech startup GeoOrbital, did not re-invent the wheel. But – in a sense – they did. This bicycle …
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Inside Science News Servicenoted on April 16, 2016 that “Alzheimer’s is a graveyard for expensive drug tests. One study showed that between 2000 and 2012, 244 compounds were tested in 413 clinical trials. Only one was approved for use, a failure rate of 99 …
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Research suggests that ingredients in coffee can protect against liver cancer, prevent the development of type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure, and even combat dementia and depression, Science News reported. Concerns about excessive caffeine consumption …
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