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November 2, 2015

Treetop leaves of tall trees store extra water

Botanists have discovered that the water storage tissue that they recently found in the world's tallest tree, Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood), is also found in Japan's tallest trees, Cryptomeria japonica…
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November 2, 2015

Herpes viruses with an unusual broad host range

In general, herpes viruses are considered to be specific to a single species or group of related animals. Recent research findings contradict this assumption by showing that two equine herpes…
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November 2, 2015

Peer-to-peer accommodation services change travel patterns in many ways

Have you ever used Airbnb or other peer-to-peer accommodation services when traveling? If yes, you are likely to travel more than you used to, you choose your destination from among…
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November 2, 2015

Hypersexual disorder linked to overactive stress systems

Hypersexual disorder – known popularly as sex addiction – can be linked to hyperactive stress systems, new research shows. In a stress regulation test using the cortisone drug dexamethasone, men…
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November 2, 2015

Incompressible electrons

Helium usually reminds people of colorful gas balloons. However, helium is much more than the filling for these children’s treats. It also helps quantum physicists to study the most exotic…
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November 2, 2015

New applications for tried and tested medicines

The effectiveness of tried and tested medicines for the treatment of some of the heaviest burdens of our modern society including diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. One…
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November 2, 2015

In 2030, we will have local protein on our plate

In 2030, new sources that will not accelerate climate change and that are located near the consumer will make available both food and fodder. New foodstuffs are being developed by…
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November 2, 2015

Solar Cells; High-quality perovskite materials developed capable of utilizing long-wavelength sunlight

Scientists have developed the world’s first method to fabricate high-quality perovskite materials capable of utilizing long-wavelength sunlight of 800 nm or longer. Compared to conventional methods, this method enables the…
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November 2, 2015

Earthquakes recorded through fossils

The Cascadia subduction zone (CSZ) has captured major attention from paleoseismologists due to evidence from several large (magnitude 8-9) earthquakes preserved in coastal salt marshes. Stratigraphic records are proving to…
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November 2, 2015

Signs of acid fog found on Mars

While Mars doesn't have much in the way of Earth-like weather, it does evidently share one kind of weird meteorology: acid fog. A planetary scientist has pieced together a compelling…
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