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Are yearly body exams an answer to rising skin cancer rates£
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:53:01 EDT
As summer nears and more people prepare to go out in the sun, a dermatologist and dermatopathologist discusses the conflicting recommendations over full body skin inspections.
PowerPoint, LED projector enable new technique for self-folding origami
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:50:38 EDT
A new use for the ubiquitous PowerPoint slide has now been discovered: Producing self-folding three-dimensional origami structures from photocurable liquid polymers.
Researchers track impact of Brazil's 'Soy Moratorium' on an advancing agricultural frontier
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:50:35 EDT
The 2006 Soy Moratorium had a larger effect in reducing deforestation in the Amazon than has been previously understood, outlines a new study.
When bridges collapse: Researchers study whether we're underestimating risk
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:50:26 EDT
Studying how and why bridges have collapsed in the past identifies the limitation of current risk assessment approach and demonstrates the value of new perspectives on climate change impact.
Bonobos may be better representation of last common ancestor with humans
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:50:21 EDT
A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees.
Mapping the edge of reality
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:45:58 EDT
A genetic algorithm has been determined to confirm the rejection of classical notions of causality.
Testosterone makes men less likely to question their impulses
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:45:56 EDT
Testosterone makes men less likely to realize when they're wrong, a new study shows. The researchers found that men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflection than a group given a placebo.
Hybrid circuits can increase computational power of chaos-based systems
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:45:53 EDT
Combining digital and analog components in nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits can improve their computational power by enabling processing of a larger number of inputs, new research shows.
Long-term fate of tropical forests may not be as dire as believed, says study
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:45:50 EDT
Conventional wisdom has held that tropical forest growth will dramatically slow with high levels of rainfall. But researchers turned that assumption on its head with an unprecedented review of data from 150 forests that concluded just the opposite.
Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:45:48 EDT
By precisely controlling the quantum behavior of an ultracold atomic gas, physicists have created a model system for studying the wave phenomenon that may bring about rogue waves in Earth's oceans.
Study examines state of social, personality psychology research
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:45:45 EDT
Two studies have examined the state and quality of social and personality research and how practices have changed, if at all.
Rising costs, potential savings for generic, topical steroids
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:45:39 EDT
Although most topical steroids prescribed to patients were generic in a new American study, there was a sharp increase in Medicare Part D and out-of-pocket spending for elderly patients taking these drugs.
Fast, non-destructive test for two-dimensional materials
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:56:21 EDT
A fast, nondestructive optical method for analyzing defects in two-dimensional materials has been developed, with applications in electronics, sensing, early cancer diagnosis and water desalination.
Unravelling the mystery of DNA attacks in cells' powerhouse could pave way for new cancer treatments
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:55:49 EDT
A five-year study has found the mechanism responsible for repairing damage to mitochondrial DNA. This discovery could pave the way for new treatments for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, say the researchers. This research may also have important implications for clinical advances in so called ‘three-parent baby’ mitochondrial donation.
The ocean detectives
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:20:24 EDT
Three new groups of viruses that attack microorganisms from the archaeal marine group, Euryarchaeota have been discovered by scientists. In all, 26 viruses previously unknown to science were found.
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