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Artificial sweeteners may tip scales toward metabolic problems
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BITTERSWEET The artificial sweetener saccharin, an ingredient in Sweet'N Low, meddles with the gut's microbial community, setting in motion ...
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Banana peel slipperiness wins IgNobel prize in physics
Science News (blog)
We've all seen cartoon characters slip on a banana peel, but scientists have now quantified just how slick the yellow fruit's skin can be. The study won ...

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The science of sexual attraction
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If a naked female stands in front of a man, where do his eyes gaze first and why? What judgment can you make about a man based on his hands?

Science News (blog)

Mama deer respond to the cries of human babies
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Support our journalism - Join the Society that publishes Science News. Reviews & Previews. 'Where Do Camels Belong?' explores invasive species.

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Molecule boosts numbers of stem cells in umbilical cord blood
Science News
READY FOR ACTION The molecule UM171 can increase the number of stem cells from stored umbilical cord blood, a new study shows. Stem cells ...

CBS News

Forensic science solves mystery of Richard III's death
CBS News
By Agata Blaszczak-BoxeCBS NewsSeptember 17, 2014, 5:00 AM ... researchers using modern forensic science have figured out which injuries likely ...

There's a new way to quantify structure and complexity
Science News (blog)
In searching for sense in the complexities of nature, science has often found success by identifying common aspects of diverse phenomena.

The Independent

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014
The Independent
From the impossibly-distant chaos of star-forming hydrogen clouds to a hybrid solar eclipse hanging just above the Kenyan savannah, the winners of ...

Fox News

US military's meteor explosion data can help scientists protect earth
Fox News
The U.S. Air Force and NASA have ironed out problems that prevented scientists from obtaining a steady stream of military tracking data on meteor ...

Science News

Octobot uses webbed arms to swim faster
Science News
UNDERWATER ROBOT A shoe box–sized robotic octopus with arms and a web made of soft silicone can speed through the water faster than bots ...

Times of India

World population may reach 12.3 billion in 2100
Science News (blog)
The number of people on the planet is likely to keep rising over the next century. The finding, published September 18 in Science, contradicts previous ...
Experts be damned: World population will continue to rise - Science AAAS
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Science News for Students

Watch out: Cell phones can be addictive
Science News for Students
What's on your smartphone? The apps young men and women spend the most time on give clues about why cell phones might be addictive.

Science News

Sleep drunkenness might be common
Science News
SLEEPY BRAIN Many people experience sleep drunkenness, where the mind is sluggish and confused soon after waking, a new study suggests.

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Chimps raised among humans may have problems as adults
Science News (blog)
Chimps may be cute and have mannerisms similar to humans, but they are wild animals. A new study finds that chimps raised as pets or entertainers ...


Obama takes aim at antibiotic resistance
Science News (blog)
The Obama administration is offering a $20 million prize for the development of a rapid diagnostic test that can spot bacteria that are highly resistant to ...
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Science News for Students

Biggest dino ever?
Science News for Students
Dreadnoughtus schrani, seen here in a rendering, is possibly the most massive land animal ever discovered. This herbivore likely spent much of its life ...

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Long after JFK assassination, gunshot forensics still limited
Science News
cover of the October 10, 1964 issue of Science News Letter Warren Commission Report — A new way to fight crime, called neutron activation analysis, ...

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US declares war on Ebola epidemic
Science AAAS
... of people killed and rapid geographic spread, Science and Science Translational Medicine have made a collection of research and news articles on ...
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Indian Express

Maven spacecraft reaches orbit around Mars
Colleen Hartman, deputy director for science at Goddard Space Flight ... Flight controllers applauded the news and shook hands; laughter filled the ...
NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Reaches Mars - Science@NASA
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Gravitational wave discovery gives way to Milky Way dust
Science News
DUST MAP In this map of the entire sky, Planck measured regions heavily contaminated by dust (red) and relatively clean ones (blue). The map looks ...

Statins may improve odds of surviving a bleeding stroke
Science News
People in the throes of a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain appear to fare better if they are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.

The Guardian

DNA study reveals third group of ancient ancestors of modern Europeans
The Guardian
The scientists then compared these genomes with DNA taken from more than 2,000 ... at the University of Tübingen's Institute for Archaeological Sciences. ... Our editors' picks for the day's top news and commentary delivered to your ...

Science News

Enormous black hole resides at core of tiny galaxy
Science News
ITTY BITTY LIVING SPACE The tiny galaxy M60-UCD1 (circled in white) harbors a black hole with the mass of around 21 million suns. M60-UCD1 ...

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Hopping robot powered by explosions
Science News
RUBBERY LEGS A tripod of silicone legs helps position this soft-bodied robot prior to a jump. An explosion in a springlike appendage (dark pink, ...

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The top 50 science stars of Twitter
Science AAAS
We have compiled a list of the 50 most followed scientists on the social ... Now, he starts his workday browsing through his Twitter feed for news and ...

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Strategy, not habitat loss, leads chimps to kill rivals
Science News
BAD DUDE Chimpanzee males, such as Titan shown here, kill stray members of nearby communities whom they perceive as rivals for food and mates ...

Irish Independent

Irish students win global science competition
Last year, Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy Thow from Kinsale Community School, who last night won the Google Science Fair, took one ...

Science News for Students

Mummies existed before Egypt's pyramids
Science News for Students
That's around the time when the first pyramids were built, he says. He told Science News: “I know of no other evidence that embalming had even ...

Science News for Students

You can be too thin
Science News for Students
Many people worry about their weight, but eating disorders are different. These are mental illnesses, such as anorexia and bulimia. And scientists are ...

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Hybrid robot merges flier with two snakelike machines
Science News
AIR AND LAND A three-robot hybrid uses two wheeled, bent snakebots and a four-propeller helicopter to travel by land or air, individually or as a team ...

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Why do chimps kill each other?
Science AAAS
All told, the scientists tallied 152 chimp killings, of which 58 were directly observed, 41 inferred from evidence such as mutilated bodies on the ground, ...

Rounder waists show obesity continues to rise
Science News (blog)
The waistlines of U.S. adults have continued to expand greatly over the last decade. Data from 1999 to 2012 show that the average, age-adjusted ...

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New battery design could help store green energy
Science AAAS
For years, scientists have been trying to create cheap batteries able to store massive amounts of this green energy, which can be fed into power grids ...

BBC News

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel
BBC News
By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News ... The awards, which are run by thescience humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research ...
Ig Nobel Prizes Celebrate Jesus Toast and Other Silly Science - NBC News Top Stories
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Fox News

Scientists monitoring Hawaii lava undertake risks
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HONOLULU – Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been ... The observatory issued a news release on Aug.

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ANALYSIS: Can scientists put a face on basic research?
Science AAAS
“There are two ways we can compete with the rest of the world,” explains Gordon, the former chair of the science committee of the U.S. House of ...

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Thousands watch as scientists dissect colossal squid
Fox News
A crew member of the boat San Aspring of New Zealand fishing company Sanford, Capt. John Bennett shows a colossal squid he and and his crew ...

BBC News

Scientists debate polar sea-ice opposites
BBC News
"This was what we might now call a 'normal year'," she told BBC News. Winds had blown ice towards the Canadian Arctic archipelago, piling up the ...

Science AAAS

ANALYSIS: Everyone is well-behaved at DOE 'family' picnic
Science AAAS
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (second from left), Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D–TX), and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R–AK) listen to a ...

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Passwords are almost undisputedly broke: seemingly every month, a different major online service gets hacked, along with all your credit card details ...

Environmental Earth Science News Roundup #2
Anne Jefferson
Environmental Earth Science News Roundup #1 ... More linky goodness from Anne's Environmental Earth Science class at Kent State University.

your science questions answered
From the speed of light to whiter shirts: your science questions answered .... 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.

Today's IACC Webcast Features Autism Speaks ATN Experts on Associated Medical Conditions
Jessica Sachs
Director, Kaiser Permanente Autism Research Program. Isaac Kohane, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology

People looking for proof to come from any research in science will be sadly disappointed

As an astrophysicist, I live and breathe science. Much of what I read and hear is couched in the language of sciencewhich to outsiders can seem little ...

Science Funding -- Do We Know What We Get for Our Money?

Science funding isn't likely to be stable until science agencies find the will and way to provide evidence on .... Daily roundup of important policy news ...

Canadian science news: 15-21 September 2014
John Preece
Canadian science news: 15-21 September 2014. September 22, 2014. Trouble reading this story or moving through pages? Check it out on Storify ...

Juice Rap News: The Singularity (ft. Ray Kurzweil & Alex Jones)
Politics, SciTech, Science. ​Today we travel into the pure world of sci-fi to investigate the much vaunted, mysterious potential future event known as ...

US Declares War on Ebola
Jon Cohen & Kelly Servick, Science News
September 17, 2014. U.S. Declares War on Ebola. Jon Cohen & Kelly Servick, Science News. Email Link to Friends ...

3-D scans reveal secrets of extinct creatures
Science News
Paleontologists can dig into fossils without destroying them and see what's inside using 3-D scanning. What they're learning helps bring the past to ...

Science (Wired UK)
Science (Wired UK)
Science. News · Reviews · Magazine · Podcast ... Science · This Internet of Things radio is the size of an ant. Katie Collins. Science · Darpa funds soft ...

Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
Silly science awards, antidepressant effects and the World's happiest country — just a few of the coolest stories inScience this week.

Bad News and Good News from Down Under
Science-Based Medicine
The bad news: in a disturbing attempt to woo customers, some Australian pharmacists are offering in-store consultations with naturopaths. The good ...

Well: A Better Baby ICU
(e) Science News
By many measures, a neonatal intensive care unit with single-family rooms produces better results than one with a shared, open-bay arrangement, ...

Global Warming Concerns Grow
(e) Science News
More than half of Americans said global warming was caused by human behavior, the highest level ever recorded by The New York Times/CBS News ...

World Briefing: Syria: Opposition Investigates Vaccine
(e) Science News
Officials of the Syrian opposition coalition said they had created a commission of inquiry into the deaths of children caused by adulterated measles ...

Open Science News – 19 September 2014
F1000 Research - F1000Research
Open Science News – 19 September 2014. Posted by Cesar Berrios, 19 September 2014. Comments 0. Openscience.svg This week's buzz in Open ...

TV dwells on disaster in covering climate science: study
Yahoo News
The review of coverage by leading television news shows in Australia, ... often framed reports about the science of global warming in terms of crisis. ...

New branch added to European family tree
Science News Daily
New studies of ancient DNA are shifting scientists' ideas of how groups of people migrated across the globe and interacted with one another ...

Q&A: Science journalism and public engagement
MIT News Office
At the same time, Wade Roush, the former editor-at-large of the innovation news site Xconomy and a 1994 PhD graduate of MIT's Program in Science, ...

Earth Science News
The latest Tweets from Earth Science News (@EarthScienceRDT). Earth Science news from Reddit.

Biology Laboratory Manager Presents to Biotechnology Class on Biosafety
Stevenson University
Melissa Battis, the Biology Lab manager for the School of the Sciences, gave a presentation on lab biosafety to biotechnology majors in the BT 205: ...

The Detroit News
Science news from The Detroit News. ... Science. In this artist concept provided by NASA, the MAVEN spacecraft approaches Mars on a mission ...

Streamgages measure drought and earthquake impacts on water
Maven's Notebook
caption id=attachment_22346 align=aligncenter width=752] Zapata Peninsula[/caption] In science news this week, USGS streamgages measure ...

University of South Carolina
About the School; News. College of Mass Communications and Information Studies · About the ... School of Library and Information Science News ...

Panelists shed light on Crimea controversy
Miami University
September 19, 2014. Written by Victoria Slater and Sammie Miller, CAS communications interns. Photo by Samantha Coman, CAS communications ...

Mothers drawn to crying babies regardless of species
As any mother would attest, there's something primal about a baby's cry that demands our attention. New research from the University of Winnipeg has ...

Spy on penguin families for science
University of Oxford
HomeNews and eventsSpy on penguin families for science ... of penguin families to help scientists monitor the health of penguin colonies in Antarctica ...

Food Science News
Food Science News. Fermented milks around the world. Many cultures have traditional milk dishes based on yogurt or yogurt-like cultured milks.

science visualized
Science News
In the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa, scientists find the first sign of active plate tectonics beyond Earth. 10 · The rabies virus hitches ... News in Brief.

AP Top Science News At 5:06 am EDT
Mission accomplished: India joins Mars explorers. Indonesia enlists wasps in war on crop killer. Mars missions: Successes and failures.

Preserving Lonesome George
American Museum of Natural History
Over 700 original science news videos. Featuring series on scientists in the field, behind-the-scenes tours, new research, and more!

Science News
Chris Gash
News · Contact. Menu. chris gash. Work · Who? News · Contact. Science News. Feature opener on Slacktivism. AD Erin Otwell. chris gash ...

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public
Society for Science
The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) winners will ... cover of the October 4 Science News.

Technology & Science News
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India celebrated putting a spacecraft into orbit around Mars on Wednesday, hoping the rare feat will show the world it is open for business in space ...

Science News Magazine
Training the overweight brain to abstain | Science News ... Science News Magazine “When someone becomes overweight, there's a dampening effect ...

AP Top Science News At 3:33 pm EDT
Las Vegas Sun
AP Top Science News At 3:33 p.m. EDT. Published Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 | 12:34 p.m.. Updated 31 minutes ago. NASA's Maven spacecraft enters ...

Kip Thorne's 'The Science of Interstellar' Coming Soon
Based on the recent report today, publisher W.W. Norton and Company, announced that Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist and the scientific adviser ...

Governor helps launch math and science teacher initiative at OSU
News - Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin joined Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis and representatives from the National Math and Science ...

Taking Iron During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding May Lower Autism Risk
Autism Speaks
A new study suggests that high iron intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding reduces the risk of autism. The protective effect was clearest among ...

US News Ranks NJIT's Department of Computer Science among
New Jersey Institute of Technology
U.S. News Ranks NJIT?s Department of Computer Science among Top 100.

Dogs can be pessimists, too
Science Daily
More Plants & Animals News ... 23, 2014 — Using a songbird as a model, scientists have described a brain pathway that replaces cells that have been ...

NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year
Fox News
Scientists believe the Martian atmosphere holds clues as to how Earth's neighbor went from being warm and wet billions of years ago to cold and dry.

March 2014: Science News Infographics
Author Rob Lamb introduces his article, "Science News Infographics," from the March 2014 issue of The Science Teacher.

Ig Nobel winner
Kiyoshi Mabuchi, of Japan, demonstrates measuring the amount of friction between a shoe and a banana skin, and between a banana skin and the ...

Properties and Pulses in Science
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