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Top Science News
May 19, 2019

New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa's southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were found, provide the first archaeological evidence that anatomically modern ... read more
Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, according to new ... read more
Neuroscientists have identified a brain circuit that helps break complex decisions down into smaller pieces. The study sheds light on how the brain reasons about probable causes of failure after a ... read more
Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, ... read more
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Health News
May 19, 2019

People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a new study. The difference occurred even though ... read more
A new study challenges traditional knowledge of stem cell development. The study reveals that the destiny of intestinal cells is not predetermined, but instead determined by the cells' surroundings. ... read more
A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain ailments, including cancer, trauma and stroke. Researchers borrowed molecules from the immune system ... read more
Our brains have a remarkable knack for picking out individual voices in a noisy environment, like a crowded coffee shop or a busy city street. This ... read more
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Physical/Tech News
May 19, 2019

A new invention uses magnets to record computer data which consume virtually zero energy, solving the dilemma of how to create faster data processing ... read more
A team of scientists has created a bowl-shaped electrode with 'hot edges' which can efficiently convert carbon dioxide from gas into carbon based fuels and chemicals, helping combat the climate ... read more
Scientists have developed a new cathode coating by using an oxidative chemical vapor deposition technique. The new coating can keep a battery's cathode electrically and ionically conductive and ... read more
Small, hardy planets packed with dense elements have the best chance of avoiding being crushed and swallowed up when their host star dies, new research has ... read more
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Environment News
May 19, 2019

A survey of plastic pollution on Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands has revealed the territory's beaches are littered with an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic debris. The study estimated ... read more
Far below Bermuda's pink sand beaches and turquoise tides, geoscientists have discovered the first direct evidence that material from deep within Earth's mantle transition zone -- a layer rich in ... read more
Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, substantially earlier than indicated by most DNA-based estimates, according to ... read more
A new study reveals the loss of plant diversity harms the humble bumblebee at a critical stage in its development from egg to ... read more
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Society/Education News
May 19, 2019

As more rain falls on a warming planet, a new computer model shows that it may not take a downpour to cause widespread disruption of road networks. ... read more
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on ... read more
Human-generated greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles were affecting global drought risk as far back as the early 20th century, according to a new ... read more
Most Americans continue to sit for prolonged periods despite public health messages that such inactivity increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, according to a ... read more
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