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New study shows that varying walking pace burns more »

New study shows that varying walking pace burns more calories Engineering researchers at the Ohio State University have found that walking at varying speeds can burn up to 20 percent more calories compared to maintaining a steady pace. Read More Source: EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society,

Study: Pennsylvania Fracking industry wells associated »

Study: Fracking industry wells associated with premature birth Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. Source: [...]

Mysterious disease may be tied to climate change, says »

Mysterious disease may be tied to climate change, says CU Anschutz researcher A mysterious kidney disease that has killed over 20,000 people in Central America, most of them sugar cane workers, may be caused by chronic, severe dehydration linked to global climate change, according to a new study by Richard J. Johnson, M.D., of the University of [...]

48-million-year-old horse-like fetus discovered at the »

48-million-year-old horse-like fetus discovered in Germany (PLOS) A 48-million-year-old horse-like equoid fetus has been discovered at the Messel pit near Frankfurt, Germany according to a study published Oct. 7, 2015, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jens Lorenz Franzen from Senckenberg Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany, and [...]

Physicists shrink particle accelerator »

Physicists shrink particle accelerator An interdisciplinary team of researchers has built the first prototype of a miniature particle accelerator that uses terahertz radiation instead of radio frequency structures. The terahertz technology holds the promise of miniaturising the entire set-up by at least a factor of 100, as the scientists [...]

Double the (quantum) fun »

Double the (quantum) fun A group of researchers in Japan is exploring the behavior of a certain type of SET (single-electron transistor) made from two quantum dots, which are bits of material so small they start to exhibit quantum properties. The group has produced a detailed analysis of the electrical characteristics of the so-called [...]

Of skin and teeth: Identifying key differences in »

Of skin and teeth: Identifying key differences in Asians Authors Susana Seixas et al., in a new study recently published in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, have found key differences in a suite of genes important for skin and bone development that may have bestowed specific advantages amongst Asians. Source: [...]

New fossils intensify mystery of short-lived, toothy »

New fossils intensify mystery of short-lived, toothy mammal found in ancient North Pacific New fossils from the Aleutian Islands intensify the mystery surrounding a toothy, hippopotamus-sized mammal unique to the North Pacific. The oddball creature suction-fed shoreline vegetation, say paleontologists from Southern Methodist University and [...]

More women may have option to get IUD minutes after »

More women may have option to get IUD minutes after giving birth More women may have the option to get an intrauterine device or contraceptive implant immediately after delivering a baby, thanks to expanding Medicaid coverage around the country. Source: EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science [...]

Study: Burnout impacts transplant nurses »

Study: Burnout impacts transplant nurses More than half of nurses who work with organ transplant patients in the United States experience high levels of emotional exhaustion, a primary sign of burnout, according to a study published by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. Source: EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, [...]

Rebates a cost-effective way to boost healthy eating »

Rebates a cost-effective way to boost healthy eating among low-income people, study finds Nationwide expansion of USDA's Healthy Incentives Pilot would promote purchase, consumption of fruits, vegetables, and slightly increase longevity of SNAP recipients. Source: EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science [...]

Multiple studies using Bio-Rad’s Droplet »

Multiple studies using Bio-Rad's Droplet Digital™ PCR systems highlighted at the 2015 ASHG Annual Meeting Researchers will present research showcasing new applications of droplet digital PCR for copy number determination, genome editing, mosaic analysis, gene expression, and liquid biopsy among others. Source: EurekAlert!, the online, [...]

Predicting which soldiers will commit severe, violent »

Predicting which soldiers will commit severe, violent crimes A new report shows that a machine learning model using Department of Defense and Army administrative records was able to identify in advance the 5 percent of US Army soldiers serving from 2004 to 2009 who later committed more than one-third of all major Army workplace violent crimes [...]

Slow and fast, but not furious — NYU researchers »

Slow and fast, but not furious -- NYU researchers trace how birds, fish go with the flow Fish and birds, when moving in groups, could use two 'gears' -- one slow and another fast -- in ways that conserve energy, a team of NYU researchers has concluded. Its findings offer new insights into the contours of air and water flows -- knowledge that [...]

How pee brought you the modern world (video) »

How pee brought you the modern world (video) (American Chemical Society) You might not believe it, but there was a time when urine, yes urine, was prized by chemists. Pee played a part in some of the most significant discoveries in science, and it helped shape the modern world. This week, Reactions looks at the reasons why pee was once the [...]

Magnetic contraption tricks migrating songbirds into »

Magnetic contraption tricks migrating songbirds into changing direction (Cell Press) When researchers captured Eurasian reed warblers along the Russian coast during their spring migrations and flew them 1,000 kilometers east to Zvenigorod, the birds weren't fazed; they simply re-oriented themselves toward their original destination. Now, the [...]

Ohio State research helps optimize safety of child car »

Ohio State research helps optimize safety of child car seat installation Many parents roll up towels and blankets and use pool noodles just to get their child's car seat to fit better in their car. This common practice creates extra steps for parents and can make proper installation more difficult. It turns out child car seats and vehicle seats [...]

Southampton researchers find a new way to weigh a star »

Southampton researchers find a new way to weigh a star Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new method for measuring the mass of pulsars - highly magnetised rotating neutron stars formed from the remains of massive stars after they explode into supernovae. Source: EurekAlert!, the online, global news service [...]

A genetic polymorphism associated with lung cancer »

A genetic polymorphism associated with lung cancer progression Researchers at the Hiroshima University and Saitama Medical University found that in patients with lung cancer, a single nucleotide polymorphism may regulate gene and protein expression and be associated with poor prognosis. To establish this genetic polymorphism as a useful [...]