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November 2, 2015

Risk assessment, for the birds

Every year, backyard songbirds across the United States make an arduous journey to warmer winter climes. They migrate hundreds of miles, occasionally braving tough terrain and nasty weather. Sometimes, they…
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November 2, 2015

Trial reveals evidence of long-term benefits for people with chronic neck pain

Chronic neck pain is a difficult condition to treat, and previous research shows that single interventions generally do not provide long term benefits. Now a large scale investigation has found…
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November 2, 2015

Ariana Grande and Ariel Winter Shut Down Body Shamers

Ariana Grande is once again schooling the Internet about body positivity while calling out cyberbullies for body shaming. E! News explains the singer's reaction after an anonymous user posted comments…
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November 2, 2015

Restaurants listing calorie counts on the menu offer more lower-calorie items

Large U.S.-based chain restaurants that voluntarily list calorie counts on their menus average nearly 140 fewer calories per item than those that do not post the information, new research suggests.
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November 2, 2015

Researchers give peptides a longer life

A biochemical trick has been developed that can significantly extend the lifespan of peptides, smaller cousins of proteins. The finding opens up new possibilities for creating peptides to treat cancer,…
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November 2, 2015

Protecting plants from stealthy diseases

Stealthy diseases sometimes trick plants by hijacking their defense signaling system, which issues an alarm that diverts plant resources for the wrong attack and allows the enemy pathogens to easily…
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November 2, 2015

Obese people need more vitamin E, but actually get less

Obese people with metabolic syndrome face an unexpected quandary when it comes to vitamin E -- they need more than normal levels of the vitamin because their weight and other…
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November 2, 2015

Death rates, health problems, rise among middle-aged white Americans

Researchers found that middle-aged white Americans had higher rates of mortality and morbidity between 1999-2013 than other ethnic groups. Leading causes of death were suicide, alcohol and drug poisoning, and…
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November 2, 2015

First neutrino sightings by MicroBooNE

The recently commissioned MicroBooNE experiment has reached a major milestone: It detected its first neutrinos on Oct. 15, marking the beginning of detailed studies of these fundamental particles whose properties…
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November 2, 2015

Ultrasensitive sensors made from boron-doped graphene

Scientists have developed ultrasensitive gas sensors based on the infusion of boron atoms into the tightly bound matrix of carbon atoms known as graphene.
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