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June 17, 2019

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New research suggests most of Earth's heavy metals were spewed from a largely overlooked kind of star explosion called ... read more
Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new ... read more
New findings challenge the long-standing idea that multi-celled animals evolved from a single-celled ancestor resembling a modern sponge cell known as ... read more
A survey of 300 stars in search of exoplanets finds that massive, Jupiter-like gas giants are found just about where Jupiter is in our own ... read more
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Cold Weather Increases the Risk of Fatal Opioid Overdoses

While the precise reasons are unclear, an analysis of overdose deaths in Rhode Island and Connecticut showed that cold snaps raised the risk of fatal opioid overdoses by ... read more

A New 2D Magnet Draws Future Devices Closer

Scientists have discovered a new type of 2D magnetic material that can be integrated into spintronic ... read more

Social Media Use Contributing to Poor Mental Health in Indonesia

Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, new research ... read more

Gold for Iron Nanocubes

Hybrid Au/Fe nanoparticles can grow in an unprecedentedly complex structure with a single-step fabrication ... read more

Introduced a New Paradigm of Cell Transplantation With Scaffold Microrobots

Scientists developed a microrobot that can precisely transplant stem cells in various in vivo and vitro environments. Expects to improve the efficiency of treating degenerative neural disorders such ... read more

100-Year-Old Physics Model Replicates Modern Arctic Ice Melt

A nearly 100-year-old physics model captures the essential mechanism of pattern formation and geometry of Arctic melt ... read more

Cutting Potentially Harmful Chemicals Like PFAS from Consumer Goods

Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms of health, safety and functioning ... read more

Hypertension Drug May Hold Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

The blood pressure drug nilvadipine increased blood flow to the brain's memory and learning center, without affecting other brain regions among people with Alzheimer's disease. These ... read more

Harvard Chemists' Breakthrough in Synthesis Advances a Potent Anti-Cancer Agent

Chemists have achieved what a new article calls a 'landmark in drug discovery' with the total synthesis of 11.5g of halichondrin. Known to be a potent anti-cancer agent in mouse studies, ... read more

Innovative Technique Uses Sensory Nanoparticles to Detect Disease

Like dipping a donut hole in powdered sugar, nanoparticles collect a unique coating of proteins from the blood. In a new study, researchers present a nanoparticle sensor array that they are ... read more

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Improve Gut Disease Diagnosis

A study says machine learning algorithms applied to biopsy images can shorten the time for diagnosing and treating a gut disease that often causes permanent physical and cognitive damage in ... read more

The Complex Fate of Antarctic Species in the Face of a Changing Climate

Researchers have presented support for the theory that marine invertebrates with larger body size are generally more sensitive to reductions in oxygen than smaller animals, and so will be more ... read more

Distant Processes Influence Marine Heatwaves Around the World

An international team has produced the first global assessment of the major drivers of marine ... read more

A new study clarifies what influence major currents in the North Atlantic have on sea level along the northeastern United ... read more

Yellowstone's migratory elk rely primarily on environmental cues, including a retreating snowline and the greening grasses of spring, to decide when to make the treks between their winter ranges ... read more

Using Waves to Move Droplets

Using a technique called mechanowetting, researchers have come up with a way of transporting droplets by using transverse surface ... read more

Electron (or 'Hole') Pairs May Survive Effort to Kill Superconductivity

The emergence of unusual metallic state supports the role of 'charge stripes' in the formation of charge-carrier pairs essential to resistance-free flow of electrical ... read more

Satellite Observations Improve Earthquake Monitoring, Response

Researchers report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers looked at ... read more

A shady refuge on a hot day could be more than a simple comfort in a warming world. Finding a cooler spot might save several species that would otherwise go extinct due to global warming, according ... read more

Discovery Could Lead to Improved Therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers found that the protein sarcospan can play a major role in combating heart failure in patients with Duchenne muscular ... read more

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